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Jacob CUPP
Clemena KELLER
Husband:  Jacob CUPP
Birth:  1806/7, Preston Co., VA [now WV]
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Capt. (Peter) Leonard CUPP, Jr.
Mother:  Susanna B. "Susan" WOLFE
Wife:  Clemena KELLER
Birth:  1809/10, VA [presumably now WV]
Occupation:  homemaker
Children born in Preston Co., VA [now WV]:
  1.  (Son A) CUPP, b. 1830-35
  2.  Mary CUPP, b. 1832/3
  3.  Caroline/Paulina J. CUPP, b. 1835
  4.  Persis H. CUPP, b. 1837
  5.  William Harrison CUPP, b. 1839
  6.  Lear CUPP, b. 1840/1
  7.  Susan CUPP, b. 1842/3
  8.  Lydia A. CUPP, b. 1844-47
  9.  Sarah E. CUPP, b. 1848
10.  Malissa J. CUPP, b. 1853/4

"Persis" is a female biblical name; it means "Persian woman."


1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1840 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #55-56 of 69; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 VA [now WV] Preston Co. pp. 234A-234B Ln. 28 Jacob Cupp 110 010 - 210 100 0100000 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1835-1840 = William (b. 1839)
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = Son A
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 =
0 male 30-39 1800-1810 = Jacob (b. 1806/7) 
2 females 4 or under 1835-1840 = Persis (b. 1837)
= Caroline (b. 1835)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Mary (b. 1832/3)
1 female 15-19 1820-1825
0 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Clemena (b. 1809/10) 
1 person engaged in agriculture
Jacob and Clemena are in the wrong age classes, yet surely these are our subjects.  Listed eight lines below Jacob's father, Leonard CUPP, who is listed two lines below Jacob's brother, John L. CUPP, who is listed one line below Jacob's sister, Eve (CUPP) SILBAUGH

3.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #235-236 of 278):  45 District, Preston Co., VA [now WV], pp. 455A-455B, 1376/1376, enumerated 28 Oct 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Jacob Cupp 43 M Farmer 1200 Va
Clamena  " 40 F     "
Paulina J " 15 F     "
Persus    " 13 F     "
Harrison  " 11 M     "
Lear      "  9 M     "
Susan     "  7 F     "
Lydia A   "  5 F     "
Mary      " 17 F     "
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Sarah Cupp  2 F     Virginia
The eldest daughter's name is clearly "Paulina."  The ordering of the children makes you wonder, but I'm going to assume Mary is just accidentally out of order.  Living next door to sister, Sarah (CUPP) BENSON, and four households from brother, John CUPP, who is living next door to their father, Leonard CUPP

4.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #67 of 336):  Muddy Creek P.O., District No. 2, Preston Co., VA, 444/437, enumerated 6 Jul 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Jacob Cupp 53 M   Farmer 1700 959 Va
Clemena  " 50 F         "
Caroline J " 24 F         "
Perses H   " 22 F         "
William H  " 20 M         "
Lydia A    " 13 F         "
Sarah E    " 11 F         "
Malissa J  "  6 F         "
Ezra Teets " 15 M         "
The eldest daughter's name is clearly "Caroline."  The enumerator had written Lydia's age as 15, then but a three over the five.  There is a ditto mark after Teets, which should not be there, unless he was adoped by the CUPPs.  In 1850, Jacob was living two-doors down from John TEETS, who had son, Ezra (æ 5).

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