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James Cupples of Mifflin county
Posted by: p sue barr (ID *****7566) Date: February 18, 2004 at 11:54:40
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I am not researching this family, but thought someone could use this information from page 97 of the 1879 book "The History of Mifflin County"

"James Cupples, Senr., came from Antrim county, Ireland, in the year preceding the revolutionary war. An English man-of-war gave their emigrant ship a severe chase, but a dense fog saved them from capture. He, like many others of the early emigrants, first located in Chester county. After his marriage he removed to Mifflin county, and settled in Derry township, in Dry Valley, on a farm which he bought of a Mr. Burns. He raised a family of 21 children, only 3 of them sons. Was 3 times married."

The 3 sons were James Jr.(died at the age of 88); Robert (died at the age of 80); and John (the youngest of the 3 sons, born in Dry Valley on December 22, 1800).


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