Walter Carruth died 1769 Iredell Co. NC (Coddle Creek area) and had a daughter Ann Carruth who apparently married WILLIAM CUPPLES before 1765 (see Walter Carruth's will and deed of land to William Cupples 1765).I believe William Cupples died about 1786 in Iredell Co. (Estate & Inventory, 1786) but I think Ann his first wife died earlier and William Cupples married (2) Mrs. Elizabeth Brown around 1780.
There is also a William Cupples who died between 1800-1807 Salisbury, Rowan County, NC. His will leaves land in Montgomery Co. NC to his mother.Others mentioned:Brother, James Cupples. Nephew Charles Cupples. Wife (no name). Niece Lucy Raiford. He also had partnerships with John Haywood, William Johnson and John Wright in Montgomery & Anson Counties, NC.
I think these CUPPLES are somehow related to the Rev. Charles Cupples of Bute/Warren Co. The name Charles Cupples appears several times in the very early records of old Rowan County, NC (1761 & 1765)One record is particularily interesting because it refers to Mecklenburg Co. VA."Charles Cupples to Sarah & Jean Cupples, personalty for payment of 47.8lbs due from Clement Read of Mecklenburg Co. VA on note of 15 Sep 1762" Charles Cupples was a witness to the deed of Walter Carruth to William Cupples, 1765.
CUPPLES is not a very common name but there were a few who lived in Montgomery County on the 1850 census(Charles Cupples, age 59 is one)
I don't know anything more about these people, but maybe this will help someone else.