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John was intereviewed for the Draper papers when he was 100 years old.He was a scout in the American Revolution.
This was posted by Carlene Morrison on Genforum:
I am not researching this surname, however, spotted some interesting information while searching for my own line in Wayne Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, at the time of the 1860 Census which was taken there 9 June 1860. I was viewing the census on a Heritage Quest microfilm census CD M653-1014.
At the end of the section for Wayne Township (page 278B) the census taker, R. B. Hayman, had written: "The most noted individual in this township is John Cuppy; a respectable, and wealthy farmer, his age being 100 years on the 11th of March 1861. Having entered this state, in its infancy, and raised himself from apparent poverty to affluence and independence, Now in his old age he sees the State of his adoption in the first rank of our Union as regards wealth and population, and the Sons he reared in the wild woods of Ohio By their eminent Social and civil positions are a just boon of pride to the old man in his hundredth year, with peace and plenty smiling on his [a word here I cannot decipher] hearth." There were 1174 inhabitants, 213 dwellings and 209 families in Wayne Township.
John Cuppy's dwelling is number 187, household 183. He is listed as being 100 years of age, a Retired Farmer with real estate valued at $12,800 and the value of his personal estate at $1500. He was born in New Jersey. Lidia is noted as being his wife. She is age 61, born in Virginia. Also in the household are Henry Cuppy, age 25, a Farmer, born in Ohio; and J. P. Cuppy who is 28, also a farmer, and also born in Ohio. The next individual in the household is Tom Chin, age 53, 1B for color, a Laborer, born in Virginia. The next and last person is Sarah A. Cuppy who is age 23, doing Housework, also born in Ohio.