Excerpt from Biographical Memoir of Elliott Coues 1842-1899 Elliott Coues was born in the town of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, September 9, 1842, and died in the Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore, Maryland, December 25, 1899, at the age of 57 years, the immediate cause of death being a grave surgical operation for an affection of the throat. He was a son of Samuel Elliott and Charlotte (Haven) Coues. Dr. Coues came of excellent New England ancestry. The first of the Coues line to settle in America was Peter Coues, great-grandfather of Elliott Coues, who was born in the Parish of Saint Peters, Island of Jersey, Channel Islands, and came to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, about 1735, where he was married November 4 of the same year, and where he died at an advanced age, about 1783. His son, grandfather of the subject of this memoir, was Captain Peter Coues, born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, July 30, 1736, where he died November 29, 1818, at the age of eighty-two years. In early life he was a sea captain, and for a time an officer in the British Navy, but he returned to Portsmouth some time before the beginning of the American Revolution, Here he spent the remainder of his life, becoming a prominent citizen and one of the founders of the Universalist Church of Portsmouth. It is a family tradition that he was at one time sailing master of the famous Royal George, which capsized and sank in the roadstead at Spithead, England, in August, 1782. A number of Captain Coues's relatives were also officers in the British Navy. Dr. Coues's father, Samuel Elliott Coues, was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, June 13, 1797, and died there July 3, 1867. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.