from Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants by Thomas Kemp Cartmell
The Lupton Family of Applepie Ridge
Generally distinguished as the Quaker branch, this family had its origin in David Lupton, son of Joseph and Rachael Lupton. David was born 1757; died 1822. Children of David, son of David, Sr., and Mary Hollingsworth:
(1) Ruth, wife of Phineas Janney; died 1804.
(2) Joseph Lupton; died 1825.
(3) Isaac Lupton; died 1820.
(4) David Lupton; died 1814.
(5) Nathan Lupton; died 1843.
(6) Jonah Lupton, born July 20, 1795; died 1870.
(7) Lewis, born Oct. 16, 1797; died 1859.
(8) Joel Lupton, born Mch. 28, 1804; died 1883. Joel Lupton married Sarah G., dau. of John and Rebecca Haines. She died 1863. Was the mother of Wm. G., Nathan, Mary Ann, Rebecca H., Joseph, Rachael, Susan A., Joel, Jr., Sarah Jane, and Maria C. Lupton. . . .
David Lupton, mentioned as the progenitor of the Applepie Ridge branch, was a nephew of John the father of Joshua, who have been fully mentioned in connection with the Round Hill, or Presbyterian Lupton branch. The pioneer of both branches was Jos. Lupton who died 1758, leaving 8 children, several of whom were then married. Their names will appear in this connection.
David Lupton and his aged father Joseph, son of Joseph the pioneer, lived on a large tract at the head of Babb's Marsh, devised by the pioneer. They soon acquired other tracts, aggregating about 1,700 acres.
On this tract David built the brick house in 1795, at a cost of $5,000. This house has been mentioned elsewhere as the home of Mr. Ruble. Strange to say, this house at that early day, gained notoriety for two features in its construction: one being the windows were hung with cords and weights—the first used in the Shenandoah Valley beyond a doubt. The wine vault built in the cellar, was one of the most complete attachments the old Friend had to offer his guests. This vault was in its original style when the writer saw it many years ago (minus the wine).
The large tract was subdivided between the three sons, Jonah, Lewis and Joel. They owned and maintained well known homesteads up to and during the Civil War. All were conscientious Union men and unmistakable Quakers. The old homesteads have somewhat lost their identity with the old period.
Joseph Lupton the pioneer, in his will, probated in 1758, mentions the following children: William, Sarah Pickering, Joseph, Elizabeth Paxon, Ann, Mercy Haines, Jonathan and John. The last named must have been the youngest child. He is mentioned fully elsewhere as the father of Joshua. Joseph the third child of the pioneer, died at his home on Applepie Ridge, 1791. His father mentions this son in connection with his personal effects in this wise: "I desire my son Joseph shall have my Gold-headed cane." This is mentioned to verify a tradition concerning the cane, held by some members of the family. This Joseph died in 1791. By his will he left a large estate to his family, which consisted of Rachael his wife, son David, Ann Updegraff, Hannah Lupton, and David and Rachael Wood, his grandchildren.
David only son of Joseph, has been fully mentioned. David the only son of Joseph, died 1805. His uncle John, father of Joshua and brothers, constituted the Presbyterian branch....
Nathan and Joseph with their lines, drifted into other States; and at this writing no definite reports come to close the large connection.
The John Lupton family found in Clarke County, the writer has been informed, descended from the David Lupton branch. This John's sister Mary married Jos. S. Jackson. John's wife was Miss Milton, mother of Rebecca, wife of Rev. Mr. Lingamphleter, and John, now of Louisville, Ky.
There is a tradition in the family that three persons bearing this name (Lupton) were deported from England in 1635; landed at Boston, where there is a record of their arrival. This may be doubted, since we have no evidence that Boston or its harbor had a place on any map at that early day.