Jessup Nash Couch
|Jessup Nash Couch|
|Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court|
July 25, 1815 – June 30, 1821
|Appointed by||Thomas Worthington|
|Preceded by||Thomas Scott|
|Succeeded by||Jacob Burnet|
August 3, 1778|
|Died||June 30, 1821
|Alma mater||Yale University|
Jessup Couch was born in Redding, Connecticut, and graduated from Yale University in 1802. He came to Chillicothe, Ohio from Connecticut in 1808. He was elected to represent Ross County, Ohio in the Ohio House of Representatives for the 7th General assembly, (December, 1808 – February, 1809). Couch was a trustee of Ohio University from 1809 until 1821.
Couch was appointed July 25, 1815 by Governor Thomas Worthington to fill a vacancy on the Ohio Supreme Court caused by the resignation of Thomas Scott, until the next term would start in February 1816. He was elected to a seven-year term by the legislature, beginning February 1816. He served until his death by consumption. Couch, who never married, died June 30, 1821.
- Evans, Lyle S, ed. (1917). A standard history of Ross County, Ohio: an authentic narrative of the Past... 1. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company.
- Gilkey, Elliott Howard, ed. (1901). The Ohio Hundred Year Book: a Handbook of the Public Men and Public Institutions of Ohio ... State of Ohio.
- Reed, George Irving; Randall, Emilius Oviatt; Greve, Charles Theodore, eds. (1897). Bench and Bar of Ohio: a Compendium of History and Biography 1. Chicago: Century Publishing and Engraving Company.
- Ohio General Assembly (1917). Manual of legislative practice in the General Assembly. State of Ohio.
- Walker, Charles M (1869). History of Athens County, Ohio And Incidentally of the Ohio Land Company and the First Settlement of the State at Marietta etc. Robert Clarke & Co. pp. 346–348.