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Western Pennsylvania Hupp/Cox House


Click to enlarge: Western Pennsylvania HouseThe Western Pennsylvania Log House has a well-documented history that reflects the experiences of a pioneer family in the early American frontier (get closer by clicking the images).

Between 1766 and 1769, Everhart Hupp settled in the north side of Tenmile Creek, not far from the Monongahela River in south-western Pennsylvania.

According to family tradition, Everhart and his brothers were of German decent and his wife, Margaret Thomas, was reputedly the first white woman to settle west of the Monongahela River.

A grandson, Uriah, married Marinda Cox in 1851 and lived with their twelve children in this log house, which was built on land belonging to Marinda's father.  One son, Benjamin Franklin Hupp, married Clara D. Kelley, whose family had emigrated from Armagh in 1719.

 
The museum has four patchwork quilts in its collection that belonged to Marinda's granddaughter, Anna, the last owner of the house

 





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