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Emily Bennett Shupe
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Birth: 1840
Edwards County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 26, 1924
Edwards County
Illinois, USA

The second of two daughters of Henry and Elizabeth Thread Bennett, she married John Wesley Shupe, Jr. on 15 Aug 1864 in Edwards County at Wanborough Baptist church. They had six children.

They farmed and ran a molasses mill. Emily was feeding cane into the rollers of the sorghum crushing mill and caught her left hand in the rollers. The arm was crushed and had to be removed three inches below the elbow.

Just a short time before the birth of her sixth child, Wesley died and she was left to raise and support her children by herself.

She did this in style, earning the respect of the whole community and the great love of her family. 
Family links: 
  John Wesley Shupe (1840 - 1875)
  John Henry Shupe (1864 - 1906)*
  Edward Ted Shupe (1866 - 1952)*
  Elizabeth Shupe (1869 - 1913)*
  Lillian E Shupe Michels (1871 - 1957)*
  Eliza Shupe Snidle (1873 - 1949)*
  John Wesley Shupe (1875 - 1930)*
*Calculated relationship
Wanborough Cemetery
Edwards County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Phil Gates
Originally Created by: Rosetta
Record added: Sep 16, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9470062
Emily <i>Bennett</i> Shupe
Added by: Phil Gates
Emily <i>Bennett</i> Shupe
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- Dianna Taylor
 Added: Nov. 27, 2013
To my Great-Grandmother that I never knew! You must have been a very strong lady and I hope that I have some of your very special qualities!
- Sharon Snidle Baer
 Added: Jan. 13, 2009

- Lorraine Blake
 Added: Jan. 24, 2007
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