This is material copied from a loose-leaf
notebook give to Bertha Miller Neher Stine, its
author unknown. The book was passed to her
sister Edith Miller who added some notes. Then
it came to Viola Neher Whitehead, then to the
William Eberlys and now to us.
The name Cupp is listed as spelled thirteen
Jacob and Daniel Kopp arrived on the ship
Nancy from Rotterdam as German immigrants. In
Philadelphia they took an oath indicating that
they had arrived in the early 1700s. The early
Cupps were of the Lutheran faith. Jacob Cupp was
taxed sixteen shillings, four pence on 25 acres
of land, one horse and one cow in 1769. Mark
Cupp was taxed for the same property in 1774.
The relationship of these men is not clear.
The book contains a copy of the will of
Marcus Cupp (1780 - 1820) written in 1816 in
Virginia, presented in court in 1820. "It is my
last well and desire - being aged and infirm but
of perfect mind and memory and calling to mind
the mortality of my body and knowing that it is
appointed for all men to die - I do make and
ordain this to be my last will and testament.
First I recommend my soul to God who gave it and
my body to the dust to be buried in a decent and
Christianlike manner. It is my last will and
desire that my well beloved wife Margaret have
the whole of the plantation whereon I now live,
together with a negro boy Randel, the horses,
cattle, sheep, hogs, household furniture,
farming tools, wagon etc. or so much of the
above mentioned things as she may wish to keep
or have use for during her life. It is my will
that my two stills and vessels be sold soon
after my decease, and also anything else that my
wife will not wish to keep." And he tells how
his daughter Peggy should have $20 a year as
long as she stays with her mother.
One line of Marcus Cupp's descendants:
Marcus Cupp and his wife Margaret had twelve
Henry Cupp (1780 - 1867) married Susana Baker
(1786 - 1824). They had eight children.
Marcus Cupp (1811 -1905) their third child
married Elizabeth Brower (1829 -1880). Of their
ten children, three Sarah, John,