Jessup Nash Couch

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Jessup Nash Couch
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Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court
In office
July 25, 1815 – June 30, 1821
Appointed by Thomas Worthington
Preceded by Thomas Scott
Succeeded by Jacob Burnet
Personal details
Born (1778-08-03)August 3, 1778
Redding, Connecticut
Died June 30, 1821(1821-06-30) (aged 42)
Columbus, Ohio
Alma mater Yale University

Jessup Nash Couch (August 3, 1778 – 1821) was a lawyer in the U.S. State of Ohio who was an Ohio Supreme Court Judge 1816-1821.

Jessup Couch was born in Redding, Connecticut, and graduated from Yale University in 1802.[1] He came to Chillicothe, Ohio from Connecticut in 1808.[2] He was elected to represent Ross County, Ohio in the Ohio House of Representatives for the 7th General assembly, (December, 1808 – February, 1809).[3] Couch was a trustee of Ohio University from 1809 until 1821.[4]

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.[5] He was elected to a seven-year term by the legislature, beginning February 1816.[5] He served until his death by consumption.[2] Couch, who never married, died June 30, 1821.[5]


  1. ^ Reed 1897 : 16
  2. ^ a b Evans 1917 : 163
  3. ^ Ohio 1917 : 256
  4. ^ Walker 1869 : 347
  5. ^ a b c "Jessup Nash Couch". The Supreme Court of Ohio and The Ohio Judicial System.