- Birth Date
- 22 February 1839
- Death Date
- 30 November 1891
The Couzens family arrived in New Orleans on 7 April 1851, via the Ellen Maria. Family sources indicate that they may have spent a year in St. Louis.
The oldest daughter, Elizabeth, traveled overseas separately via the ship Kennebec, arriving in St. Louis on 19 March 1852. The first record of her in Salt Lake is seen when she is rebaptized in the Seventh Ward on 3 October 1852, but the Public Works Index places the rest of the family in Salt Lake City by 20 September 1852. Elizabeth traveled in an 1852 company. It is likely that the rest of her family joined her in St. Louis and traveled across the plains that same year.
Samuel later participated as one of the rescuers that were sent out in the winter of 1856 to assist the members of the Church stranded in Wyoming. He also was an out-and-back teamster in the Murdock company.
The surname is sometimes spelled "Cousins."
Samuel's birth date is confirmed by the Lehi Ward records, where he was rebaptized on 1 April 1857.
- Age at Departure: 7
- Age at Departure: 17
- Age at Departure: 25
- Out-and-Back Teamster
- “Captain John R. Murdock Company (first mule train), manifests, 1864.” Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company church trains accounts 1861-1868, Captains’ accounts, 1862-1868. (CR 376 8, Box 1, Folder 10)
- Find a Grave (Website)
- Gardner, Hamilton. History of Lehi: Including a Biographical Section (Salt Lake City: The Lehi Pioneer Committee, 1913), 112.
- Lehi Ward, Record of Members. CR 375 8, Reel 3599.
- "Sarah," in Our Pioneer Heritage, 20 vols. [1958-77], 1:226-227
- Seventh Ward, Record of Members.
- Somerset, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1914
- Watt, Ronald G., Public Works Accounts Books Index , .