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Joshua CUPP
Catharine KIRACOFE
Elizabeth BLAGG
Husband:  Joshua CUPP
Birth:  1815/6, VA
Death:  in or aft. 1880
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Henry CUPP
Mother:  Susannah BAKER
Marriage-1:  12 Aug 1841, Augusta Co., VA
Birth:  1816/7, VA
Death:  1863, Rockingham or Augusta Co., VA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  John KIRACOFE
Mother:  Susan WOODDELL
Marriage-2:  30 Dec 1864, Augusta Co., VA
Wife-2:  Elizabeth J./S. BLAGG
Birth:  1835/6, VA
Occupation:  homemaker
Children with Catharine KIRACOFE born in Rockingham Co., VA:
1.  Henry Franklin CUPP, b. 1845/6 
2.  John W. CUPP, b. Mar 1850 
3.  Rebecca Frances CUPP, b. 20 Oct 1854
Children with Elizabeth BLAGG born in Rockingham Co., VA:
4.  Elizabeth C. "Eliza" CUPP, b. 15 Dec 1865
5.  Luther or Lucy P. CUPP, b. Aug 1868
6.  Hugh S. CUPP, b. 1870/1
7.  M???? Josh? CUPP, b. 1874/5

I have no explanation why child No. 5 is Luther (a male) in 1870 and Lucy (a female) in 1880.  It could be enumerator error or the infant may have had  ambiguous genitalia, leading to a decision to change the child's gender as it developed (it happens).


1a.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Virginia Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Cupp, Joshua Karicofe, Catharine 12 Aug 1841 Augusta Co.

1b.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Joshua CUPP
Spouse: Elizabeth J. BLAGG
Marriage: 30 Dec 1864, Augusta, Virginia
Source: patron submission

2.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #59 of 116):  Rockingham Co., VA, p. 30A, 384/387, enumerated 31 Jul 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Joshua Cup 34 M Farmer 2500 Va
Catharine " 33 F     "
Henry F   "  4 M     "
John W    " 3/12 M     "
Michael Evick 39 M Shoemaker   "
William   "  6 M     "
Margaret J Cup  2 F     "
Margaret is our subjects' granddaughter.

3a.  AIS (Accelerated Index System) 1860 Census Index (online at Ancestry.com):
1860 Dupp, Joshua VA Rockingham Co. Harrisonburg P.O. p. 456

3b.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #120-121 of 536):  Harrisonburg P.O., Rockingham Co., VA, pp. 456-457, PN 120-121, 890/866, enumerated 10 Jul 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Joshua Cupp 49 M   Farmer 3500 700 Va
Catherine " 42 F         "
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Henry Cupp 14 M         Va
John W 10 M         "
Rebecca  5 F         "
Margaret 13 F         "

4.  1870 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #238 of 612):  Harrisonburg P.O., Franklin Twp., Rockingham Co., VA, p. 118B, PN 4, 23/23, enumerated 22 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Cupp Joshua 57 M W Farmer 3580 1000 Va
____ Elizabeth 34 F W       Va
____ Eliza C  4 F W       Va
____ Luther P  1 M W       Va
____ John W 20 M W Works on Farm     Va
____ Rebecca F 15 F W       Va
____ Margaret 21 F W       Va

5a.  1880 United States Census and National Index (LDS Family History Resource File: CD-ROM Library):
Census Place: Ashby, Rockingham, Virginia
Source: FHL Film 1255388; NARA Film T9-1388; Pg 447A
  Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occupation Fa Mo
Josh CUPPS Self M M W 66 VA Farmer VA VA
Elizabeth S. CUPPS Wife F M W 46 VA   VA VA
Eliza C. CUPPS Dau F S W 15 VA   VA VA
Lucy P. CUPPS Dau F S W 11 VA   VA VA
Hugh S. CUPPS Son M S W  9 VA   VA VA
M...S Josh CUPPS Son M S W  5 VA   VA VA

5b.  1880 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #5 of 46):  Ashby Dist., Rockingham Co., VA, p. 447A, PN 5, SD 4, ED 78, enumerated 3 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 21 24 25 26
30 31 Cupps Josh W M 66 F.   / Farmer   Va Va Va
    _____ Elizabeth S W F 44 Wife   /     Va Va Va
    _____ Eliza C W F 15 Daughter /       Va Va Va
    _____ Lucy P W F 11 Daughter /     / Va Va Va
    _____ Hugh S W M  9 Son /     / Va Va Va
    _____ M????? Josh? W M  5 Son /       Va Va Va
Lucy should be Luther.  Is this census-taker error, or was Lucy of ambiguous gender as an infant?

6.  Rockingham County, Virginia Births, 1853-96 (online at Ancestry.com):
Race Sex Father Mother Notes Pg
Cupp Elizabeth 15 Dec 1865 W F Joshua Elizabeth   158
Cupp Luther Aug 1868 W M Joshua Elizabeth   197

7.  Anon.  1875.  Historical Atlas of Allen County, Ohio. H.H. Hardesty & Co. Publ., Chicago, IL (transcribed by Diane Mancini for the Ohio Biographies Project online at RootsWeb.com):
Bath Township...
HENRY F. CUPP's parents, Joshua and Catharine, were both born in Virginia.  His mother died in 1863.  His father still resides in Rockingham County, Virginia, where Henry F. was born, October 15, 1845, and where his wife, also, was 
born, September 21, 1847.  They were married in 1868, and have three children--Nettie L., John W.H. and Joshua F.  Mrs. Cupp is Mary C., daughter of John and Sarah Weaver, who came to Allen County from Virginia in the year 1840.  Their children are Mary C. (Mrs. Cupp), Hannah E., Sarah V. (Mrs. Henry Irvine), Samantha L., Olive B., Frank, Louisa, Liddie, Melissa and J. William.  Mr. Cupp has four brothers--John W., R.F., E.C., L.P. and H.S.

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