My great-great grandmother was Sarah Melinda Shupe, daughter of Elizabeth Shupe. Elizabeth was the daughter of John William Shupe and Hannah Jane South Shupe.
The Shupes, or Schaubs, in my family line immigrated from Europe during the 1700's to Pennsylvania. From there they went into Virginia, then into northwestern North Carolina, where I still live today. I don't have any of my info in front of me at the moment, so all of the above is from memory. You can e-mail me or write me if you wish. My e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
My mailing address is: PO Box 1537, Newland, NC, 28657. I hope some of this info was useful.