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Friday, February 27, 2015

Family Friends Friday: Oh My! Another Cubbage in the Cupboard

Oh my goodness.

Ever have to urge to clear out an old cupboard to see what is hidden away?  I did so today, and much to my surprise, found a blog on Cubbage Genealogy.

My goodness.  It's a name one doesn't typically see in a day, that is, unless you look at my family tree.

To make it all sweet and short:

James CUBBAGE (1777-1854) married the lovely Jane GILFILLIAN (1782-1861).  One would suspect the knot was tied in Allegheny Co, PA and one would suspect it was done by the Presbyterian minister from the (what is now called) the Mt Lebanon UP Church. 

How can I say that?

Jane's father, Alexander GILFILLIAN was prominent in the old church and a resident of the neighborhood.  Oh yes, he was also a close friend to my HENRY and GLENN families.

James CUBBAGE (1777-1854), son of John CUBBAGE and his wife, Martha, was also known to the family as a member of the old church.

Of course, one of the final clues is that they are buried in the old St. Clair Cemetery, fondly known as my family cemetery.  Before 1858, one had to be a member of the church in order to be buried there.  The church did not open up burials to the public until 1858, and even then, most burials were from family members of those who are resting there.

In addition to many other children of John CUBBAGE and wife Martha is:

George CUBBAGE d. 1826 Robinson Twp, Allegheny, PA who married Nancy CALDWELL (1791-1883).  As Nancy is buried at Venice Presbyterian Church, Washington Co, PA, it is a theory George may not be there.  The church and its graveyard seems to have started around 1849, so it's a tad late for George.  To top it off, Nancy had remarried after the death of George.

To continue:
George and Nancy had seven children, one of whom is:

Sarah B CUBBAGE ( abt 1814-1851) Note:  She, too, is buried at the old St Clair Cemetery.  She married Jacob DOOLITTLE (1809-1891)  Note:  He is buried at Chartiers Cemetery, Allegheny, PA, with his second wife.

Jacob and Sarah had a daughter, Martha E DOOLITTLE (1842-1907) who married my 2nd cousin William James GLENN (1839-1908).  Read more on William James GLENN on my previous blog.

They also had another daughter who married in to the LEA family as did my great grandfather's sister.

So, there's plenty of CUBBAGE in my cupboard. Perhaps we can determine how the Cubbage Genealogy crowd connects with mine.

Ahhh, genealogy.  You never know what you can find hidden way back in the cupboard.

©2015 AS Eldredge

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