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Cupstid Family Reunion

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Re: Cupstid

Posted: 13 Oct 2005 6:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 14 Oct 2005 2:22PM GMT
Hello Cupstids!!!

I am Rita Gail Cupstid, born in Savannah, Georgia in 1947. My father was Thomas O’Neal Cupstid, son of Thomas Jefferson Cupstid. I was told by father before his death in at 86 (heart attack) in 2000 that his grandfather and and his three brothers came to South Carolina (probably) in the late 1860’s. He said they came from Scotland and settled in Kershaw County, South Carolina in the city of Blaney. The name of the city was changed to Elgin in the 1960’s because the ElginWatch Company’s factory was located there and for some reason they changed the name Elgin Reading from my father’s notes he said “His father was Thomas Jefferson Cupstid and and had uncles Jake, Jerome, Griff, Dallas and and one aunt name Annie who married someone with the last name of Laird. Most of his uncles lived around Swausea, SC or Pelica, SC or what used Blaney, SC, Kershaw County, SC. My father’s father(Thomas Jefferson Cupstid) married a woman from Bullock County, Georgia named Ella Hagan. They had children Ilamae, William T. Woodrow, Thomas O’Neal (my father) and twins (a boy and girl that died within two weeks of birth). Ella Hagan’s parents were Laws B. Hagan and Laura Hagan and lived 3-4 miles out of Oliver, Georgia where they operated a farm and had share-croppers living off the land. They (Laws & Laura) had children Pierce, Ben, Barney, Joan and 3 girls, Mary, Ella and Lilly. Laws & Laura lived to their 80’s. Dallas, my father’s uncle, had three boys (including twins) and 2 girls. He stated “These twins and my mom’s must have come from the SCOTLAND Cupstids. FYI ...I have two brothers, Thomas O’Neal Jr (68) and Craig Scott Cupstid (60). My niece Kendall from (Thomas, Jr) had twins, also. So, the Cupstid's must produce twins! I have searched the internet extensively trying to find the origin of the Cupstid’s. Scotland, Ireland, Ulster-Scot (a/k/a Scotch-Irish) and come to a dead end. Where are we from? Did the name change?? Were were we originally Cupstead? Help… I’m planning a trip in July ’06 to Scotland/Ireland and will research for all of us. I would appreciate any help you can offer. Thanks so much.

P.S. Send me any e-mail address of other Cupstids so I can continued this search!!!
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
RONNA20 23 Jul 2006 9:46AM GMT 
RGMHELLO 14 Oct 2005 12:28AM GMT 
LeonaMLHolmes 3 Sep 2007 12:23AM GMT 
laird_loretta 22 Aug 2013 1:05AM GMT 
Christiansmom... 27 Oct 2004 4:09PM GMT 
Christiansmom... 27 Oct 2004 4:13PM GMT 
ttancey1 20 Aug 2000 7:08AM GMT 
Sharon Cupstid 21 Aug 2000 1:44PM GMT 
BFuqua2892 16 May 2000 5:47PM GMT 
fabia wood kassin 15 Nov 2000 4:54PM GMT 
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