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Joseph BOWMAN
Susannah CUPP
NOTE:  I have no documentation connecting Susannah CUPP to either Joseph BOWMAN or Jefferson BOWMAN.  The connection is based entirely on secondary sources.
Partner(?):  Joseph BOWMAN
Liaison(?):
Partner(?):  Susannah CUPP
Birth:  1811/2, Preston Co., VA [now WV]
Father:  John Peter CUPP
Mother:  Sarah B. WILHELM
Child(?):
1.  Jefferson CUPP, b. 1842/3, (W)VA
1.  Jefferson BOWMAN, b. 1843/4, (W)VA

Are Jefferson CUPP and Jefferson BOWMAN the same person?  Was he Susannah's illegitimate son?

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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #269-270 of 278:  45th District, Preston Co., VA [now WV], pp. 472A-472B, 1608/1608, enumerated 29 Nov 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
John Cupp 65 M Farmer 400 Va
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Sarah Cupp 64 F     Md
Susan    " 38 F     Va
Peter    " 32 M Laborer   "
William  " 30 M     "
Margaret " 24 F     "
Tene     " 15 F     "
John     " 10 M     "
Jefferson "  7 M     "
Caroline  "  4 F     "
Cyrene    "  1 F     "
John & Sarah (WILHELM) CUPP are Susan's parents.  Is the Jefferson CUPP in 1850 the Jefferson BOWMAN in 1860?  Is he Sarah's illegitimate child with Joseph BOWMAN?  Listed two households from Susan's sister, Anna Christina (CUPP) EVERLY

3.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #52 of 336):  Muddy Creek P.O., District No. 2, Preston Co., VA [now WV], p. 52, PN 52, 349/347, enumerated 25 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Joseph P Everley 41 M   Farmer 50 160 Va
Christina   " 44 F         "
[Joseph & Christina's children]
Susannah Cupp 48 F         "
Jefferson Bowman 16 M         "
Again, is Jefferson BOWMAN in 1860 the Jefferson CUPP in 1850?  Christina (CUPP) EVERLEY is Susannah's sister. 

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #35 of 45):  Rowlesburg P.O., Pleasant Twp., Preston Co., WV, Roll M593_1697, p. 150A, PN 35, 244/244, enumerated 8 Oct 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Everly Leonard 26 M W Laborer     Virginia
______ Margaret J 17 F W Keepg House     Virginia
______ John W  3 M W       West Virginia
______ Jefferson C  1 M W       West Virginia
Cupp Susan 59 F W with Everly     Virginia
Leonard EVERLY is Susan's nephew. 

5.  1880 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #23 of 47):  Grant Dist., Preston Co., WV, p. 229D, PN 20, SD 1, ED 58, enumerated 11 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 13 21 22 23 24 25 26
167 167 Cupp Susan W F 62       / Keeping house       WVa WVa WVa
    Everly Leonard W M 35 Son / /   Working on f   / / WVa WVa WVa
       "   Margaret W F 28 daughter / /   at-home   / / WVa WVa WVa
       "   John W W M 14 Son /     at-home /     WVa WVa WVa
       "   Jefferson C W M 12 Son /       /     WVa WVa WVa
       "   Sarah A W F  9 daughter /       /     WVa WVa WVa
       "   Obidah A W M  7 Son /       /     WVa WVa WVa
       "   James H W M  4 Son /             WVa WVa WVa
       "   George W M  2 Son /             WVa WVa WVa
       "   Tetia M W F 3/12 daughter /             WVa WVa WVa
Susan is fibbing about her age.  Leonard EVERLY is Susan's nephew, not her son; and the children are Leonard's, not Susan's.  They are listed next to Leonard's parents, Joseph P. EVERLY & Anna Christina CUPP, the latter of whom is Susan's sister.

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