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John W. CUPP
Lavinia Jane HECK
Please Note:  Some secondary sources erroneously make our subject's wife, who is the Widow "Savanna Jane" CUPP in the 1850 Census of Hawkins Co., TN (see below), the widow of William [B] CUPP, but William didn't die until 1894, and his wife was Letitia Rutter JENKINS.
Husband:  John W. CUPP
Birth:  ca. 1818, Botetourt Co., VA
Death:  ca. 1846, Hawkins Co., TN
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Jacob CUPP
Mother:  Eve KILMER
Marriage:  ca. 1835
Wife:  Lavinia / Louvina / Leuvennah / Levanna / Savanna Jane HECK
Birth:  ca. 1818, VA
Death:  aft. 1880 census
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m2. ca. 1853, Edmund William MOONEY
Father:  Jacob HECK, b. 1789/90, VA
Mother:  Barbara KILMER, b. 1790/1, VA, sister of Eve (KILMER) CUPP so, yes, this was a 1st cousins marriage

Lavinia is a female given name from Roman mythology; it was popular in the 19th-Century and acquired many spelling variations and misspellings.

Children:
born in VA:
1.  William Harvey CUPP, b. 1836/7; d. 1870

born in Hawkins Co., TN:
2.  Jacob CUPP, b. 1839/40
3.  Thomas CUPP, b. 1841/2
4.  James Orville CUPP, b. 19 Mar 1844
5.  John Fletcher CUPP, b. 1846; d. 1918

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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1840 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #115-116 of 156; official enumeration began 1 Jun 1840; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 TN Hawkins Co. Roll 526 pp. 246B-247A Ln. 20 John Cupp 200 010 - 000 010 no slaves 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 4 or under 1835-1840 = Jacob (b. 1839/40)
= William (b. 1836/7)
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = John (b. ca. 1818)
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Lavinia (b. 1816/7) 
1 person employed in agriculture
Listed 12 lines from father-in-law, Jacob HECK.

3.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 26):  District No. 14, Hawkins Co., TN, Roll 882, p. 115B, 1/1, enumerated 15 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Savanna Jane Cupp 33 F       Va
William 13 M       Va
Jacob 10 M       Tenn
Thomas 18 M       Tenn
James  5 M       Tenn
John  4 M       Tenn

4a.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 17):  Dist. No. 14, Hawkins Co., TN, p. 154A, PN 57, 384/378, enumerated 20 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
E W Mooney 42 M   F L   125 Va
Lavenia " 42 F         "
Orvil   " 16 M         Tenn
Adam    "  6 M         "
Manda   "  4 F         "
Robert  "  3 M         "

4b.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Lavinia and Thomas not found.  William CUPP (æ 23, b. TN) is married and living in Hawkins Co., TN (p. 156A).  Jacob CUPP (æ 21, b. TN) is married and living in Hawkins Co., TN (p. 156B) James Orville CUPP (æ 16, b. TN) has been enumerated twice, once with his remarried mother (see above) and once with his brother, Jacob.  John CUPP (æ 14, b. TN) is living in Hawkins Co., TN (p. 4A), with his maternal grandparents, Jacob HOCK/HECK (æ 70, b. VA) & Barbara (æ 69, b. VA).

5.  1870 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #18 of 25):  Whitesburg P.O., Dist. No. 1, Hawkins Co., TN, Roll M593_1535, p. 9B, PN 18, 135/135, enumerated 7 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1870:  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 7 10 13 15 16 19
135 135 Cupp Lavina 51 F W Keeping House Virginia   / /  
    ____ Cupp 17 M W Working on Farm Tennessee        
    ____ Kassandra 16 F W At Home Tennessee        
    ____ Robert 12 M W   Tennessee        
    ____ Katharine J  9 F W   Tennessee        
    Cupp Orville 25 M W Farmer Tennessee   / / /
    ____ Partia 23 F W Keeping House Tennessee   / /  
    ____ John  4 M W   Tennessee        
    ____ Josephine  2 F W   Tennessee        
    ____ James B 10/12 M W   Tennessee July      
    Carson Joseph 25 M W Working on Farm Tennessee   / / /

6.  1880 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #12 of 30):  15th Civil Dist., Hawkins Co., TN, Roll 1260, p. 187D, PN 12, SD 1, ED 76, enumerated 8 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 11 13 22 23 24 25 26
95 101 Cupp Lovana W F 62     * Keeping House   / Va Va Va
    Moony Casander W F 26 Daughter /       / Tenn Tenn Va
    _____ Katharine W F 20 Daughter /     / / Tenn Tenn Va
*I can't tell whether it's a "/" or a "D" in Column 11 it could be one written over the other.  I don't find Edmund after the 1860 census, so I assume she's a widow.  If they were divorced, it explains why she reverted to surname CUPP.

7.  1890 U.S. Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

8.  1900 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

.  Messages posted to the Hawkins County, Tennessee location board (online at Ancestry.com).

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