"We Cannot Walk Alone:"
Images and History of the African-American Community.
Lafayette County, Mississippi. An "Open Doors Exhibition." April through August 2003.
"Mrs. Dixon believed that the Couch Family
came to Lafayette County in the 1800s from Africa. Her grandparents were Tom
Couch, Rush Couch, Ed Couch, Mae Callie Bell. Her parents raised a family of
18 children while working in farm work and construction. Her father owned
property and was active in the community. They lived in the Owens, Pilgrim
Rest, Etta Mississippi, Jefferson Chapel church community, and family
members attended the Jefferson Pilgrim Rest School. Several family members
eventually migrated away from Mississippi to other parts of the country
like: Kentucky, Chicago, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Indiana, Texas, and