Peter Riley Shupe

20 October 1830–24 August 1899 (Age 68)
Wythe District, Elizabeth City, Virginia, United States

The Life of Peter Riley

When Peter Riley Shupe was born on 20 October 1830, in Wythe District, Elizabeth City, Virginia, United States, his father, Peter Shupe, was 37 and his mother, Sarah Wright, was 37. He married Cynthia Lueba Lockling on 8 May 1852, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Calhoun Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1895. He died on 24 August 1899, in Magnolia, Harrison, Iowa, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Magnolia, Harrison, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Riley Shupe
Cynthia Lueba Lockling
Marriage: 8 May 1852
Matilda Jane Shupe
Ellen Laura Pate
Bessie May Johnson
Harry S. Shupe

Spouse and Children

8 May 1852
Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 14

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 27

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized spelling of Schupp or Schuppe .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Peter Riley Shupe

After Peter's parents died at Council Bluffs, Peter (age 16) was on his way with his other brothers and sisters on their way to Farmington with his older brother, John, when John passed away. After B …

Sources (3)

  • Peter Shupe, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Petter Rily Shupe, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • P R Shupe, "United States Census, 1880"

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