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From: "Bill & Lynn Sewell" <>
Subject: Shoup family
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2006 15:50:59 -0600
After receiving a copy of Brethren Roots today and reading about George Shoup I looked in my copy of Descendents of Sebastain Shoup by Milo Schermerhorn. It seems that descendents of John Henry(Hens Heinrich) Shoup came to the US from SW and settled in Fredrick Co MD which just happens to be the same area that George Shoup and Moses Shoup which are mentioned in the Brethren Roots article is located. A Henry Shoup made his will in Fredrick Co, MD and was probated on 7-16-1796 according to pg 14 of the Schermerhorn book. His son,Sebastain, which is mentioned in the will migrated to Hopewell Twp,Bedford Co,PA. Sebastian built a fort to protect the pioneers there from the Indians( Shoup's fort). and his great granddaughter Margaret /Peggy Shoup married George Steele,grandson of John George Steele who was the grandfather of Jacob S Steele, a bishop in the Brethren Church.
Now for my question. Does anyone know of the connection between George Shoup, Moses Shoup and Sebastain Shoup? According to Rootsweb World Connect Rev Moses Shoup and George Shoup were brothers. Could Sebastain Shoup have been relative of these Shoups? I do know that the original name of both families was Schaub in SW. I just seems to interesting that the families with the same names and some of the same naming patterns are not related in someway. It seems my question of sometime back, asking if the Shoups in Bedford Co, PA were Brethren has been answered even though they were in the Rev War. I also know that before the Rev War the line between Fredrick Co,MD and Bedford Co, PA was not fixed and that the pioneers that lived there went back and forth between MD and PA not knowing where the line was exactly. Lynn Hilty Sewell