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By Andy Leath

Peter G. Cousins born c1806 VA died 1870 Smith Co, Texas, married Edna ___ born c1812 VA died c1853. They moved to Smith County about 1849 and lived in the southeast section of the county. Smith County Federal Census Images - 1850 - Image 67b; 1860 Canton Beat Images 4b & 5a

  1. William Henry Cousins born 1828 VA died 1914 Tyler, Texas, married 1859 Smith Co, Texas, Susannah Evans "Sue" born c1840 MS died 1916 Tyler, Texas, both buried Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Texas. Her parents: Larkin & Maria M. Evans. Smith County Federal Census Images - 1860 Tyler Beat, Image-80a; 1870 Tyler Beat, Image 399a (surname misspelled "Hausins"); 1880 - Image 94-17
    1. Maggie E. Cousins born 1860 died 1861 buried Oakwood Cemetery.
    2. John L. Cousins born 1864 Tyler, Texas died 1928 Tyler, Texas, unmarried, buried Oakwood Cemetery.
    3. Nina W. Cousins born 1866 Tyler, Texas died 1928 San Antonio, Texas, married 1886 Smith Co, Texas, Charles H. Latham, Jr., born 1862 NC died 1913, both buried Oakwood Cemetery, 3 children.
    4. William Cousins "Will" born 1869 Tyler, Texas died 1933 unmarried, buried Oakwood Cemetery.
    5. Julius Cousins "Jule" born 1869 Tyler, Texas, lived Houston, Texas.
    6. Susan E. Cousins born c1870 TX died before 1920 m. 1889 Smith Co, Texas, Frank Allen born c1867 AL, lived San Antonio, Texas, 4 children.
    7. Frederick H. Cousins born 1871 died 1872 buried Oakwood Cemetery.
    8. Sallie M. Cousins born 1872 died 1874 buried Oakwood Cemetery.
  2. Sarah Frances Cousins born 1831 VA died 1854 married John M. Moughon born c1826 GA. Smith County Federal Census Images - 1850 - Image 68a
    1. Thomas Moughon born 1851 TX.
    2. William C. Moughon born 1853 TX.
  3. John Cousins born 1833 VA died 1872 buried Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Texas, living 1870 Caddo Par., LA, married, one child.
  4. Phebe Ann Cousins born 1837 TN died 1908 married 1856 Smith Co, Texas, John Pace born 1831 died 1883 both buried Troup City Cemetery, Troup, Texas. Smith County Federal Census Images - 1860 Canton Beat, Image 15b; 1870 Canton Beat, Image 202b. Enumerated on the 1880 census of Cherokee Co, Texas.
  5. Isaac Marshall Cousins born 1840 TN died 1879 married 1867 Rusk Co, Texas, Abby S. Oberthier born 1848 died 1878, both buried Oberthier Cemetery, Rusk Co, Texas. Her parents: Frederick & Sarah Oberthier. They lived in Rusk Co, Texas.
  6. Richard Thomas Cousins born 1842 died 1843.
  7. James Polk Cousins "Jim" born 1844 TN died 1901 married 1870 Smith Co, Texas, Margaret Jane Hill "Jennie" born 1846 AR died 1919 Tyler, Texas, both buried Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Texas. Her parents: William & Mary H. Hill. Smith County Federal Census Images - 1870 Tyler Beat, Image 412b; 1880 Image 94-27; 1900 - Image 98-01a; 1910Image 69-02B
    1. Clara Park Cousins born 1871 Tyler, Texas died 1958 Tyler, Texas, married 1889 Smith Co, Texas, Daniel Henry Rankin born 1860 Pope Co., AR died 1946 both buried Oakwood Cemetery, 1 daughter.
    2. Shuford Cousins born 1874 Tyler, Texas died 1945 married 1908 Smith Co, Texas, Bess Walker born 1883 Tyler, Texas died 1972 Tyler, Texas, both buried Oakwood Cemetery, no children. Her parents: Taylor Crawford and Ella (Dorough) Walker.
  8. Mary Elizabeth Cousins born 1847 TN married 1866 Smith Co, Texas, Frankfort L. Lindsey born 1845 AL. His parents: David Harrison and Nancy Whitley (Cross) Lindsey. Smith County Federal Census Images - 1870 Canton Beat, Image 228b, 1880 Image 111-11. They were enumerated on the 1900 census of Rusk Co, Texas.
  9. Eliza Virginia Cousins born 1850 TX.

Sources of Information:

Cemetery Records of Smith County, Texas, Vol. I (Tyler, Texas: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1981); Vol. II (1983).

Marriage Records of Smith County, Texas 1846-1899 (Tyler, Texas: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1979); 1900-1926 (1999)

Smith County District Court, Case 1632 Cousins, et al., vs. Cousins, et al.

Sid S. Johnson, J. M. Rush, W. H. Cousins and Geo. Yarbrough, Some Biographies of Old Settlers. Historical, Personal and Reminiscent. Volume I, Chapter XVIII, - Pages 101-105 (1900: Sid S. Johnson, Publisher, Tyler, Texas) .

Obituaries in Tyler newspapers, microfilm, Tyler Public Library:

Smith County Probate Court,

Smith County Deed Records, 237:409; 241:142ff.

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