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David Epperson / Apperson
1734 - 1799

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  Born Birth Location Death Death Location
         
  May 27, 1734 New Kent Co., VA Oct. / Dec. 1799 Saint Anne's Parish, Albemarle Co., VA
         
Father        
John Epperson / Apperson Sep 19, 1703 Saint Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., VA Feb 20, 1737 Saint Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., VA
         
Mother        
Elizabeth ? ? ? ? ?
         
See Marriages and Children of David Epperson / Apperson 1734 - 1799
 

   
Chronology of David Epperson / Apperson by Michael Vaughn Sims
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1734 Born - May 27, 1734, New Kent County, VA; son of John Epperson and Elizabeth --(?)1
  Baptized - June 22, 1734, Saint Peter’s Parish, New Kent County, VA2
1753 Married Hannah Thompson (b. ca. 1735; dau. of Robert Thompson 3) - ca. 1753, Albemarle County, VA 4
  Settled in Saint Anne’s Parish (later Fredericksville Parish), Albemarle County, VA located twenty miles southwest of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, VA5  
  Owned a large plantation of one of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, which was called Epperson Mountain6
1757 Birth of son Thompson Epperson - 1757, Epperson Mountain, Saint Anne’s Parish, Albemarle County, VA7
1776 Signed Dissenters’ Petition - 1776, Albemarle County, VA; petition made by colonists who wanted to be free from the Church of England8
  Volunteered service in the 14th Virginia Regiment; volunteered for two months, returned home, then enlisted again9
  Provided financial support to other volunteers who otherwise could not have entered military service without leaving their families destitute10
1784 Received by bequeath all the property of son Francis Epperson - ca. 1784; viz - one mare, saddle and bridle, one crop of corn, two crops of tobacco 11   See Will of Francis Epperson
  Provided lodging for the the circuit riding minister of Saint Anne’s Parish12
1799 Died - October / December 1799, Saint Anne’s Parish, Albemarle County, VA; buried Epperson family cemetery, Epperson Mountain, Albemarle County, VA13
  At the time of his death, David Epperson and his children ownded a combined acreage of 1,400 acres on and bordering Epperson Mountain, Saint Anne’s Parish, Albemarle County, VA14
1800 Son John Epperson sold Epperson farm to James Durrett - 180016
  David Epperson’s home and farm appear to have become part of the Blue Ridge Farm of Greenwood, VA17
1802 Widow Hannah Thompson Epperson moved to Hawkins County, TN with son Charles Epperson - ca. 180215
1814 Death of widow Hannah Thompson Epperson - ca. 1814, Richmond, KY18
 
1 Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albemarle County, Virginia. By the author; Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 13.
2 Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albemarle County, Virginia. By the author; Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 13.
3 "First Families of America;" Compendium of American Genealogy. p. 247.
4 "First Families of America;" Compendium of American Genealogy. p. 247.
5 Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albemarle County, Virginia. By the author; Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 17.
6 Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albemarle County, Virginia. By the author; Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 16.
7 Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albemarle County, Virginia. By the author; Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 17.
8 Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albemarle County, Virginia. By the author; Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 17.
9 Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albemarle County, Virginia. By the author; Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 17.
10 Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albemarle County, Virginia. By the author; Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 17.
11 Will of Francis Epperson; cited by Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albemarle County, Virginia. By the author; Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 18.  See Will of Francis Epperson
12 Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albemarle County, Virginia. By the author; Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 18.
13 Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albemarle County, Virginia. By the author; Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 19.
14 Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albemarle County, Virginia. By the author; Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 19.
15 Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albemarle County, Virginia. By the author; Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 19.
16 Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albemarle County, Virginia. By the author; Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 20.
17 Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albemarle County, Virginia. By the author; Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 19.
18 "First Families of America;" Compendium of American Genealogy. p. 247.
   
Will of David Epperson
Albemarle County, VA Will Book 4; p. 33.
transcribed by Mchael Vaughn Sims - May 19, 2002
from a photocopy made by Doris Sketoe - July 1982
 
In the name of God, amen.

I David Epperson of Virginia and County Albemarle, being through the mercy of God of sound mind and memory, do make appoint constitute and ordain this my last will and testament and desire it to be received by all as such. Imprimis my soul I humbly bequeath to God who gave it me. My body I commit to the earth from whence it was taken to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix and executors hereafter mentioned. My will is and I positively order that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my estate, my will is and I desire that my estate be neither appraised nor sold. Item the 1st I lend unto my beloved wife all my estate real and personal during her natural life. Item the 2nd I give and bequeath unto my son Charles Epperson his heirs and assigns forever one half of my land so as to include the mantion [sic] spot whereon I now live. Item I give and bequeath unto my son John Epperson his heirs and assigns forever the other half of my land. Item 3d I give unto my eleven children, viz, Robert, James, Thompson, William, John, and Charles Epperson, Judith Gardner, Elizabeth Proctor, Susanna Langford, Hannah Freeman and Lucy Burke [Burch?] to them and their heirs and assigns forever, all my stock of every kind whatsoever and household and [kitchen?] furniture together with the rest of my estate whatsoever not heretofore divided to be equally divided among them. Lastly I do nominate and appoint my wife Hannah Epperson Executrix James Epperson and Jonathan Langford Executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty 2 day of February one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine.
 
Signed, sealed and delivered
In the presence of Test.
John Hall
Nathan Hall
Candis Hall
 
David Epperson (Seal)
his D mark
At Albemarle October Court 1799

This last will and testament of David Epperson dec’d. was produced unto court and proved by the oathes of John Hall Nathan Hall and Candis Hall witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.

Test. John Nicholas [Clerk? / Cal? / C. C. O?]

Pursuant to the above order with under written commissioners did on this tenth day of Sept. 1799 proceed to divide the lands of [rest cut off by photocopy]

 
   
July 23, 2006