An American Family History

Benjamin Lupton and Mary Conklin


The Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia borders Maryland and Virginia. The first European settlers started arriving about 1730.

Jefferson County, Virginia which is now in West Virginia

The Society of Friends (Quakers) began in England in the 1650s, when they broke away from the Puritans. Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn, as a safe place for Friends to live and practice their faith.

Benjamin Lupton and Mary Conklin married before 1787 in a part of Jefferson County, Virginia which is now in West Virginia.

Benjamin's parents are not known, but he was probably a grandson of Joseph Lupton who settled in, what is now, West Virginia in 1741.

Sarah Lupton Yerkes was born on December 24, 1787.

Hannah Lupton Wallingford was born on October 24, 1792.

Benjamin Lupton was born about 1795.

Sarah married Josiah Yerkes in 1805 in Jefferson County.

Hannah married James Wallingford in 1812 in Jefferson County.

At the time of the 1830 census, a Benjamin Lupton appeared in Jefferson County, Virginia. The household consisted of a man between 30 and 39 (born about 1795), a woman between 20 and 29, 3 girls under 9, and a young woman they had enslaved.

The Wallingfords moved to Hardin County, Kentucky before 1820 and the Yerkes moved to Ohio before 1830.


Berkeley County, Virginia was created from the northern third of Frederick County, Virginia in 1772. Jefferson County was formed from the county's eastern section. In 1863 Berkeley County became part of the new state of West Virginia.


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