I don't know if this is the same person but my family had an Oddie Shoupe, my granffather's cousin, who was supposedly a snake handler in Ky and Tn. I believe he was the son of Henry Shoupe from Ohio. This info comes from my mother and she remembers him from her childhood. I am currently doing research on my Shoupe ancestors but they are hard to find and connect. Let me know if this has helped.