Couch, Ezekiel a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in Pendleton District, S.C., November 1, 1805. He was converted in 1824; licensed to preach in 1836; joined the Memphis Conference in 1840; was ordained deacon in 1841, and elder in 1843. In 1847 he was transferred to the Indian Mission Conference; from 1855 to 1857 was superintendent of the Colbert Institute in the Chickasaw Nation; in 1857 was transferred to the East Texas Conference; in 1864 was a supernumerary, but was made effective the following year; from 1866 to 1871 was superannuated; again made effective in 1872, but at the end of the year was obliged again to take a superannuated relation, in which he continued until his death in 1880. He was a consecrated, zealous, and faithful minister, kind and cordial. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M. E. Church South, 1880, page 203.