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Ransom CUPP
Sarah J. LYNCH
Catherine VANCE
Husband:  Ransom CUPP
Birth:  19 Oct 1817, Claiborne Co., TN
Death:  9 Feb 1887, Claiborne Co., TN
Occupation:  farmer, clergy
Religion:  Circuit Riding Methodist Preacher
Father:  Jacob CUPP
Mother:  Sibby BREEDING
Marriage-1:  14 Jul 1839, Claiborne Co., TN
Wife-1:  Sarah J. LYNCH
Birth:  1819/20, VA
Death:  1850-53, Claiborne Co., TN
Marriage-2:  8 Mar 1853, Claiborne Co., TN
Wife-2:  Catherine VANCE
Birth:  13 Nov 1829, Claiborne Co., TN
Death:  7 Mar 1892, Claiborne Co., TN
Children with Sarah LYNCH born in Claiborne Co., TN:
1.  Phoebe CUPP, b. 1844
2.  Jacob CUPP, b. 1847/8
Child with Catherine VANCE born in Claiborne Co., TN:
3.  John CUPP, b. 28 Jun 1854; d. 13 Sep 1890, Claiborne Co., TN; m. 14 Jul 1874, Claiborne Co., TN, Sarah Elizabeth ENGLAND
4.  William CUPP, b. 1855/6
5.  Maynard CUPP, b. 1860/1
6.  Valentine CUPP, b. 1863/4
7.  Priar / Prior CUPP, b. 1865/6
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Tennessee, Virginia

Sources:

1.  Byron Sistler & Barbara Sistler.  1987.  Early East Tennessee Marriages, Vol. 1, Grooms.  Byron Sistler & Assoc., Inc., Nashville, TN.
p. 86 Cupp, Ransam to Sarah Lynch 7-8-1839 (7-14-1839) [Cl}
p. 87 Cupp, Ransom to C. Vance 3-7-1853 (3-8-1853) [Cl]

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #133 of 218):  7th Subdivision, E District, Claiborne Co., TN, p. 301A, 870/870, enumerated 15 Oct 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Henry Myers 56 M Hatter 400 NC
Catharine Myers 53 F     Va
Abraham Myers 19 M laborer   Tenn
Valentine Myers 16 M laborer   Tenn
Newton Myers 13 M     Tenn
Sarah Myers 10 F     Tenn
Nancy M Myers  8 F     Tenn
Ransome Cupp 32 M Farmer 300 Tenn
Elizabeth Sloan? 19 F     Tenn
Phebe Cupp  5 F     Tenn
Jacob Cupp  2 M     Tenn
Sarah Cupp 30 F     Va
Catharine (CUPP) MYERS is Ransom's sister.  I don't know how Elizabeth fits in or why Sarah was placed last. 

3.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #219 of 249):  Tazewell P.O., 11th Subdivision, Claiborne Co., TN, p. 356A, PN 217, 1386/1386, enumerated 1 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Ransom Cupp 42 M   Farmer 300 350 Tenn
Catharine " 35 F         "
Phebe     " 16 F         "
Jacob     " 12 M         "
John      "  6 M         "
William   "  4 M         "
Living two doors from Ransom's nephew, Aham CUPP, who is next door to Aham's brother, Daniel CUPP.

4.  1870

5.  1880 United States Census and National Index (LDS Family History Resource File: CD-ROM Library):
Census Place: District 12, Claiborne, Tennessee
Source: FHL Film 1255248; NARA Film T9-1248; Pg 227A
  Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occupation Fa Mo
Ransom CUPP Self M M W 62 TN Farmer TN NC
Cathrine CUPP Wife F M W 52 TN Keeping House TN TN
Maynard CUPP Son M S W 19 TN Farming TN TN
Valintine CUPP Son M S W 16 TN Farming TN TN
Priar CUPP Son M S W 14 TN Farming TN TN
Ransom's mother's birthplace, as given here, is an important piece of evidence supporting that Ransom's mother was Sibby (BREEDING) CUPP, not Abby CUPP, because Sibby was born in NC and Abby was born in VA.  On the other hand, Ransom's father was born in PA, and he got that wrong, so Ransom may not be a reliable source for his parents' birthplaces.

6.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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