These are notes copied from our Court Order books: Spelling is as found in records!!
Ordered that George Cox, John Cuppy, Jacob Cochran, John Swearingen, Samuel Ellis and William Brown be recommended to His Excellency the Governor and Council as fit persons for Justices of the Peace in this County of Brooke
Ordered that Hugh Pugh surveyor of a District of Roads in this county be authorized and required to cut out the road leading from Peter Peterson mill to the Ohio River thru the lands of Benjamin Jackson agreeable to a review made by Hugh Pugh, John Cuppy and John Buckey, round the lower flat and that the said surveyor be directed in cutting said road through the field of S’d Johnson by John Cuppy
Deed from Isaac Taylor and Massey his wife to Abraham Cuppy for two hundred and six acres of land in Jefferson County in the territory North West of the river Ohio is acknowledged in Court by Isaac Taylor and ordered to be certified to the Court of Jefferson County
(this would be the area where Steubenville, Ohio is located now.gh)
(Copy given) On motion of John Cuppy and for reasons appearing to this Court ordered that the public ferry established from the lands of the said John Cuppy on the Ohio River to the opposite shore be discontinued
It appearing to the Court from the affidavit of Mary Malone & John Cuppy that Alexander Stevenson, Gentleman of this county on the night of the 5th day of February now last past being a citizen and inhabitant of this county went upon the line dividing this state from Pennsylvania within the said county of Brooke or within the county of Washington in the said state of Pennsylvania and then & there celebrated the rites of matrimony between Grafton Baker Carpenter and Anne Cuppy an infant daughter of the said John Cuppy then and being since residing in the said county & with and under his care and protection of the said John Cuppy her father, without the consent of the said John and without license or publication regarding to the forms of any Church the said Alexander Stevenson having no authority to celebrate the rights of matrimony
It is thereupon ordered that a summons do issue against the said Alexander Stevenson Gentleman returnably here on the first day of the next term to show cause why an information should not be thereupon filed against him for a high crime and misdemeanor
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SOURCE: FRONTIER ADVANCE ON THE UPPER OHIO
Publication of the state historical society of Wisconsin
Collection Volume XXIII Draper Series Volume IV
Page 158 Footnote # 1
John Cuppy, of German parentage, was born March 111, 1761 in New Jersey, while he was an infant his father removed to the south branch of the Potomac in Hampshire County. Thence John was drafter for McIntosh's expedition, his first military service. The next year he married and took a tour of military duty during the Loyalist insurrection of 1781. about the year 1788 he removed to a farm near Wellsburg, W VA. Where he engaged in the spy service under Capt Samuel Brady, and became an expert rifleman and scout. In 1818 he removed to Ohio and in 1823 settled in Wayne Township, Montgomery County. There Dr Draper secured from this these remininiscences, Aug 21 to Aug 23 1860. He died the following year, having completed a century of life.