Source for: Anna Ligon, CAL 1810 - 18 Jan 1872 Index
General Source: S269
Page: ERL: Drawer C, Folder 18
Note: In the book The Record of My Ancestry, Mrs. Lamb states that she and her daughter Judith (J. L. L.) corrected Anna's information that Anna was born in 1810 (rather than 1790) and was age 62 when she died rather than age 82. Mrs. Lamb has a note that the correction came from the Jason Adams List of those buried in Mt. Zion Cem. in Walcott.
In this folder there is also a rubbing taken from her tombstone.
Text: Plot I, Row 20, No. 26 : Anna Cupp birth 1810 and death 1-18-1872.
Source for: Henry Cupp, 1776 - 1840 Index
General Source: S4
Page: p. 31
Note: Mrs. Lamb notes that Henry was killed by a run away horse as noted in the book "Gone to Georgia." Also that book says that "In 1801, the brothers John and Henry were living in the Bury (or Burge) district on the Mulberry Fork of Ocome.General Source: S270
Text: Henry Cupp, born 1776 in Wilkes, Georgia, and died in 1840 in Swinnett, Georgia. Spouse Mary born 1777 and died in 1840. Child Warner born in 1806 in Georgia.
Date: 4 Oct 2005General Source: S271
Page: Vol. 1, p. 320
Note: Copy located in ERL Drawer C, File 23, Document 1
Text: "Beginning in 1871 and continuing for several years, Judge Richard D. Winn, for years a judge of the Inferior Court, and one of the county's most distinguished citizens, wrote biographical sketches of about fifty men who had lived in the county during its early history. These sketches make interesting reading and are given in this chapter without a change in composition." In 1872 he wrote the following sketch:
"But old Henry Cupp is the main objective point in this chapter. He was a character I remember him distinctly, for when once seen he never could be forgotten. Brusque and burly in size, well nigh dark as an Indian, eyes dark, piercing and full of the lurking devil, in all these years I have never seen his counterpart. He lived near Hog Mountain, then near the line of the Cherokees and was a rough and tough backwoodsman. He drank whiskey and was often engaged in brawls and fracases with those with whom he disagree.
"After one of his protracted carousals, drinking mean whiskey for a week, he became dissatisfied with life and decided to hang himself. He had two sons, Warner and Mike. Warner was 16 and like his mother. Mike was 14 and like his father. Procuring a rope, he went to a suitable place, taking care to let his sons know about it, tied the rope around his neck and swung off. Warner cut him down. A few days later he repeated the attempt The boys were on hand again. Warner hastened to his relief, but Mike interposed and said, 'Let the old fool hang awhile and it will learn him some sense.' But the other boy cut him down. As soon as he recovered, he gathered a pole and gave Mike a severe beating for wanting him to hang longer. The truth was that he did not intend to hang long, for he knew Warner would cut him down in good time.
"Men sometimes imagine that they are tired of this world, but when they get sick they send in haste for a doctor. Men sometimes commit suicide, but it is agreed that they are insane. We cling to earth no matter what are our troubles or what our preparation for the world to come. . .
"Old Henry Cupp had a horse stolen by the Indians, some of whom lived not far from him. With his rifle he gave pursuit and found the horse in possession of an Indian known as Pretty Charley who lived not far from what is now known as Strickland's Ferry. He was abusive to the Indian whose savage nature was excited, and, pulling open the bosom of his hunting shirt, he defiantly dared him to shoot Pretty Charley. At the word it was done and the sharp crack of the rifle sent the spirit of Pretty Charley to new hunting grounds beyond the river.
"The wild life and turbulent nature of Henry Cupp finally terminated in a horrible and tragic death. He moved to Cobb County many years ago and was hauling hogs--live hogs--on a slide. His horse became frightened at the noise of the hogs and ran away. One of the traces came loose from the singletree and it was wrapped around one of his legs. The horse was going at full speed. He was dragged a mile or more and was terribly mangled and died in a few hours. Thus ended most horribly the ill-starred life of Henry Cupp.
"There are but few descendants of the Cupp family living now, a few of the grandchildren of Judge Cupp, the children of Buckner Harris who married Sallie Cupp.
"In my young days I always liked the Cupps, drunk or sober, for they were the fast friends of my people, and I like them yet."
Comments by Elizabeth Rittenhouse Lamb. This Henry Cupp was the father of Warner Cupp and Michael Cupp. Warner Cupp and his wife Anna and children emigrated from Georgia to (1) Craighead County, Arkansas in 1839 and then (2) Greene County, in 1840. Warner died 17 Feb 1871 in Greene County; and Anna died in January 18, 1872, at the age of 82 in Greene County, Arkansas, and is buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Walcott, Arkansas. Henry Cupp, one of the 9 children of Warner and Anna, was born January 10, 1838, in Cobb County, Georgia and died November 9, 1895. He was buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery also at Walcott, Arkansas with four wives and the children. Henry Cupp was the father of Sarah Ann Cupp, born October 15, 1867, Greene County, Arkansas, died March 20, 1952, Jonesboro, Arkansas, married James McDonald Tyner on May 14, 1882. One of their children, Nora Lee Tyner, born December 16, 1886, Walcott, Arkansas, and Jones Houston Lamb were the grandparents of Judith Lamb Tucker.