As I was going over the messages regarding this Cupples family last night I copied and pasted several of them into my notes section for David. I already had some scant 1920 census information. I also found David and Margaret and some of their children at the Ellis Island site. I will post my notes here and would like to add any more names, dates, and places you or others would be willing to share. Although the Cupples are not directly related to me (yet!) I strongly suspect that there are some close family connections lurking back there in County Down! My Mulligans may have had connections to Wrights from County Down and I have found one person in the California Death Records whose father was a Wright and mother a Cupples: Mary J. Wright b. May 19, 1868, d. Feb. 5, 1968. Don't know if she had any relationship to the Cupples and Wrights from County Down or not.
Ellis Island Site
November 10, 1913
Liverpool, England, UK
Port of Departure: Liverpool
Posted by: Coral CUPPLES Woon
Date: May 16, 2001 at 01:31:20
In Reply to: Re: cupples - Belfast, Ireland by Charlotte Powell
Charlotte, We have got to have some sort of tie-up as your ancestors given names are the same as my ancestors. I know that's not always conclusive but here's my lot as far back as I know:
Joseph George m. Jane Pollock (date unknown)
Alexander b. 1858
David b. 1859 (my g granddad m. Marg. Ledlie in Banbridge)
Eliza b. 1860
Jane b. 1863
Archibald b. 1880 (my granddad m. Sara Bell in Banbridge)
Archibald b. 1902 (my father b. in Banbridge)
David and Margaret left Banbridge in 1908 to live in Fresno. My Granddad left in 1904 to live in Toronto, then Fresno, then NZ.
Belfast is only a few miles from Banbridge as you probably know and cousins from the other side of the family (the Bells) were in Belfast.
Regards, Coral CUPPLES Woon
Re: cupples - Belfast, Ireland Charlotte Powell 5/16/01
Posted by: C. Woon (nee Cupples) Date: September 27, 2000 at 02:22:31
Reply to Mary Ann Jenkins:
I am interested in the fact that you have located Cupples relatives in Banbridge and that you
got their genealogy. My father and grandparents, name of Cupples, were born in Banbridge.
My dad in 1902 and grandfather in 1880. They always said they were from a long line of
Cupples' from that area. They were tailors and of Huguenot descent. They went to Canada
in 1904 and from there to Fresno after the Second (First?) World War. My great grand parents are
buried there as they shifted from Banbridge to Fresno in about 1908. I do not think anyone
with the Cupples name and heralding from Banbridge lives in Fresno now. My people came
on to New Zealand where we have lived since. There was another brother to my grandfather
who I believe went to Liverpool. Could it be that the three brothers you speak of were the
original Huguenots? Their name was probably not Cupples as I believe that is the Anglicised
version of the French name. Someone has suggested 'Couples'. I would be interested to know
the date of the three brothers arrival in Ireland and indeed anything about them. On the IGI
the earliest Cupples of them all was born in Scarva(h) about three miles from Banbridge in
1650. If this is true then I suspect he is perhaps one of my forebears and therefore one of
your and your Isabella's forebears.
Followups: Re: Cupples, Isabella circa 1810 Ireland John Willhoit 2/26/01
Posted by: John Willhoit Date: February 26, 2001 at 23:02:09
In Reply to: Cupples, Isabella circa 1810 Ireland by C. Woon (nee Cupples)
I saw your information on the Cupples family tree and thought I could add to it. My grandmother was Eleanor Maude Cupples. She was born in Banbridge Ireland in 1898 and was the daughter of David Cupples (I believe your grandfather). He was indeed a tailor and had quite a large business in Ireland. There were a total of 12 children, 9 girls and 3 boys. David and his wife (sorry my dad can't remember her name) imigrated to the US in 1912 (sailed with the Canard line). They settled in Fresno, CA. David was killed in a car accident in 1923 and his wife died the same year from head injuries suffered while stepping into a bus. Of the three boys, David (Jr.?) moved to Liverpool around 1912. William (my dad's not sure of the name, may have been called "Willie") moved to Australia (New Zealand) (although he had a son that lived in Ontario Canada at the end of WWII because my dad and mom visited him there at the end of the war). The third brother (don't know his name)was a passenger on a ship that sank on its way to the US shortly after the family arrived.
My dad is trying to recall additional information and I will post it when available.
Re: Cupples, Isabella circa 1810 Ireland Louise Tayler 6/01/01
Followups: Re: Cupples, Isabella circa 1810 Ireland Louise Tayler 6/01/01
Posted by: Louise Tayler
My grandfather was Archibald Cupples.
He was from Ireland then emigrated to Scotland then to Canada.
He was married to my grandmother Grace Hamilton McLean.
Archibald was a tailor by trade.
Does any of this ring a bell?
Hoping to hear from you.
Regards -- Louise (Canada)
Re: Cupples, Isabella circa 1810 Ireland Lorna Jones 11/28/00
I am a descendant of the Liverpool Cupples trying desperately to find my gt gt gt grandfather Arthur George CUPPLES I have traced his son John back to his marriage in Liverpool I suspect sisters possibly Annie and Agnes.
Date: November 28, 2000 at 12:06:29
In Reply to: Re: Cupples, Isabella circa 1810 Ireland by Lorna Jones
Lorna, My great uncle was David Cupples born in Banbridge Ireland in 1884, spouse Margaret and he died in 1971 in Liverpool England. Sorry, that is all I know of any connection with Liverpool,
Good Luck Coral Cupples
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