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Sarah Ann KESTER
Please Note:  Our subject's wife is being confused with the Sarah KESTER (1800s-1840s) who married Jordan FELTS in 1827 in Grayson Co., VA.  Neither she or her parents ever left Virginia.  These are two different women.
Husband:  Conrad / Coonrad / Coonrod CUPP, Jr.
Birth:  1809/10, OH
Death:  in or aft. 1880, Starke Co., IN
Disposition:  buried Cedar Lake Cemetery, Starke Co., IN
Father:  Conrad CUPP II
Mother:  Elizabeth CRONINGER

Conrad is said to have died in 1879, but clearly he is still alive in the 1880 Census.

Marriage:  3 Apr 1834, Marion Co., OH
Wife:  Sarah Ann KESTER
Birth:  1806/7 or 1805, VA 
Death:  1882, Starke Co., IN
Disposition:  buried Cedar Lake Cemetery, Starke Co., IN
Occupation:  school teacher
Father:  Joseph KESTER
Mother:  Mary MORRISON
born in Richland Twp., Marion Co., OH:
1.  (Daughter A) CUPP, b. 1834/5
2.  Mary Elizabeth CUPP, b. 1836/7 
3.  Florilla CUPP, b. 1838

born in Marion or Perry Co., OH:
4.  Julian / Juliann / Julia Ann CUPP, b. 1841/2; m. Mr. SINGLETON
5.  George CUPP, b. 1843/4
6.  Conrad / Conard E. CUPP, b. Apr 1845-47 

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1.  Allen L. Potts.  Marion County, Ohio, Probate Court Marriage Records, Vols. I-XII, 1824-1902 (online at Heritage Pursuit):
Cupp, Conrad Kester, Sarah Ann 5/16/1834 JP Michael Alspach

2.  1840 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #13 of 14; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 OH Marion Co. Richland Twp. pp. 73B-74A Ln. 8 Coonrod Cup 000 010 - 210 001 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = Conrad
2 females 4 or under 1835-1840 = Florilla (b. 1837/8)
= Mary (b. 1836/7)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Daughter A
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Sarah (b. 1805)
1 person engaged in agriculture
Is Conrad in the correct age class?  Listed one line from Julia (CUPP) DUNKLEBERGER and eight lines from Paul & Susanna (STRAUB) CRAWFORD. (Paul's sister, Priscilla, married Susanna's brother, Andrew STRAUB, whose second wife was Nancy CUPP).  Are Conrad, Julia, and Nancy siblings? 

3.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #27 of 35 indexed "Coouroel Cap"):  Westfield Twp., Morrow Co., OH, Roll M432_716, p. 13B, 183/183, enumerated 31 Jul 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen, with a big thanks to Barbara Wilson for finding this record, which had totally eluded me):¤
Coonrod Cup 40 M   Farmer   O
Sarah    " 43 F       Va
M E      " 14 F       O
Florilla " 13 F       "
Julian   " 11 F       "
George   "  9 M       "
Coonrod  "  5 M       "
They are listed two households from Sarah's sister, Susannah (KESTER) JENKINS.

4.  1860 Census Images (online at Genealogy.com; Image #1 of 5):  Winamac P.O., Franklin Twp., Pulaski Co., IN, p. 1015, PN 73, 523/523, enumerated 18 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Conrad Cupp 54 M   Farmer 400 40 Ohio
Sarah A Cupp 54 F         Va
Julia A   " 18 F   Hous Servent     Ohio
George    " 16 M   Farm L     "
Conrard   " 15 M   Farm L     "
Listed two households from Elijah & Mary JUSTICE

5.  1870 Census Images (online at Genealogy.com; Image #2 of 14):  San Pierre P.O., North Bend Twp., Starke Co., IN, p. 18B, PN 2, 15/14, enumerated 18 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Cup Conrad 59 M W Farmer 800 700 Ohio
___ Sarah A 65 F W Keeping house     Va
___ Conard E 24 M 24 Farmer     Ohio
He is the only Conrad CUP/CUPP in Indiana.  Listed next to their daughter, Mary (CUPP) DUNKLEBARGER, and her husband, William. 

6.  1880 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #18 of 20):  North Bend Twp., Starke Co., IN, Roll 310 (Book 1), p. 457B, PN 18, SD 5, ED 176, enumerated 19 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 13 22 23 24 25 26
164 165 Cupp Conard E W M 34     / Farmer     OH OH VA
    ____ Amanda W F 26 Wife   / Keeping House     KY KY KY
    ____ George M W M  5 Son /         IN OH KY
    ____ Lewis S W M  4 Son /         IN OH KY
    ____ Eva V W F  1 Dau /         IN OH KY
    ____ Conrad W M 66 Father   / Assists on farm / / OH PA unk
    ____ Sarah W F 74 Mother   / none     VA VA VA

7.  Messages in the Cupp Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

8.  Emails from Barbara Wilson.

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