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George Washington Epperson
1790 - 1858

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Marriage 1 Birth Death Notes
Mary E. "Polly" Brawner Feb 8, 17994
GA
5
1871
Uchee, Russell Co., AL15
Married Jan 14, 18166
 
Children Birth Death Notes
Arminda Crawford Epperson Sept. 22 / 27, 181616    
Reuben Thornton Epperson Jan. 7, 1819,17
GA
March 1819 or 19,18 1888
Buried Ramah Church Cem., Barbour Co., AL;
20
Married Elizabeth “Betty” Mainard Ward on April 15, 1843, Tallapoosa Co., AL
Nancy Joyce Epperson Sept. 22, 1820;25 March 7, 1888;26 Married James Hollingsworth in Opelika, AL.  See children below
Jesse Thompson Epperson Jan. 4, 1825,29
GA
May 5, 189530 -Married Martha Kite on Aug 7, 1844
-Married Mary Ann Womack Smith on Mar 19, 1865
-Married Mary “Polly” Lawrence
Leonard Jackson Epperson June 20, 182939 Nov. 13, 186240
Nov. 13, 186941
See Marriage and children below
George Washington “Wash” Epperson May 8, 183243
GA
Dec. 25, 1885;44 See Marriage and children below
William Brassel Epperson July 20, 183446
GA
Oct. 25, 186747 
or Oct. 22, 1865;
48
 
       

   
Chronology of George Washington Epperson by Michael Vaughn Sims
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1793 Born - March 29, 1790,1 VA;2 son of Thompson Epperson and Mary Israel
1813 Served as a Private in Captain Garret L. Sanderidges’ Company of Georgia Militia (Franklin County, GA) - August 26, 1813 to March 4, 1814; served under Col. Walter Harris and Col. Boon3  
1816 Married Mary E. “Polly” Brawner (b. Feb. 8, 1799,4 GA;5 dau. of Jesse Brawner and Sarah Goolsby(?)) - January 14, 18166
1820 Assessed property tax of 31 ¼  - 1820, Franklin County, GA7
1821 1821 Resident of Captain Flemming’s District, Franklin County, GA; drew lot in Georgia lottery of 1812; received Lot 237 in 11th District of Dody / Dooly? County, GA
1840

 

 

1840 U. S. Census, Talladega County, Alabama
 

Males

Females

Name 5 & under 10 10 & under 15 15 & under 20 50 & under 60 40 & under 50
G.W. Epperson 1 2 1 1 1
1850

 

 

 

1850 U. S. Census,  Talledega District, Talladega County, Alabama
Name   Race Gender Age Occupation Birth Place
Epperson George W M 60 Farmer Virginia
  Mary W F 53   Georgia
  William W M 16 None Georgia
1850 1850 Received warrant of 80 acres for service in War of 1812 - September 8, 1850; Warrant Number 8-8198
1855 Resided in Tallapoosa County, AL - 1855 9
  Received warrant of 80 acres for service in War of 1812 - March 3, 1855; Warrant Number 10 36710
1858 Received patent to 40.0725 acres of Tallapoosa County: SE ¼ NE ¼, Sec. 29, T23N, R23E - March 1, 1858; may have been son George Washington Epperson11
  Received patent to 40 acres of Tallapoosa County: SW ¼ NW ¼, Sec. 28, T23N, R23E - March 1, 1858; may have been son George Washington Epperson12
  Died - May 7, 1858,13 Tallapoosa County, AL14
1860

 

 

 

 





 

1860 U. S. Census,  Beat 14, Tohopeka P.O., Tallapoosa County, Alabama
Name   Race Gender Age Birth Place
Hollingsworth J W M 43 SC
  Nancy J. W F 40 GA
  George W. W M 14 AL
  Joseph A. W M 13 AL
  James A. W M 10 AL
  John L. W M 6 AL
  Levi W. W M 3 AL
  Robert J. W M 3/12 AL
Epperson Mary W F 60 GA
1871 Death of widow Mary E. Brawner Epperson - 1871, Uchee, Russell County, AL15
                                        
  Children of George Washington Epperson and Mary Brawner
  Arminda Crawford Epperson - b. Sept. 22 / 27, 181616
  Reuben Thornton Epperson - b. Jan. 7, 1819,17 GA; d. March 1918 / March 18, 1888;19  bur. Ramah Church Cem., Barbour Co., AL;20 m. Elizabeth “Betty” Mainard Ward (b. ca. 182021, NC;22 d. May 20, 1885; bur. Ramah Church Cem., Barbour Co., AL;23 widow of Robert Ward24) - April 15, 1843, Tallapoosa Co., AL
  Nancy Joyce Epperson - b. Sept. 22, 1820;25 d. March 7, 1888;26 m. James Hollingsworth (b. ca. 1817, SC27) - Opelika, AL28
 
  Children of James Hollingsworth and Nancy Joyce Epperson

Source:  1860 U. S. Census, Tallapoosa County, AL; Beat 14, Tohopeka P. O. (shown above)
  George Washington Hollingsworth - b. ca. 1846, AL
  Joseph A. Hollingsworth - b. ca. 1847, AL
  James A. Hollingsworth - b. ca. 1850, AL
  John L. Hollingsworth - b. ca. 1854, AL
  Levi W. Hollingsworth - b. ca. 1857, AL
  Robert J. Hollingsworth - b. ca. 1860, AL
  Jesse Thompson Epperson - b. Jan. 4, 1825,29 GA; d. May 5, 1895;30 bur. Hucksberry [Hurtsboro?] Cem.; 31 m. (1) Martha Kite (b. ca. 1827, GA;32 d. 1863 33 ) – Aug. 7, 1844, Tallapoosa Co., AL34 ; m. (1) Mary Ann Womack Smith (b. Oct. 10, 1842,35 Stewart Co., GA / Tallapoosa Co., AL; d. April 14, 1880;36 dau. of Joel W. Womack and Sarah Matthews; widow of Lemuel P. Smith) - March 19, 1865;37 m. (3) Mary “Polly” Lawrence38
  Leonard Jackson Epperson - b. June 20, 1829;39 d. Nov. 13, 186240 / Nov. 13, 1869;41 m. Sarah --(?) (b. ca. 1825, GA42)
 

   
Chronology of Leonard Jackson Epperson
    by Michael Vaughn Sims
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1832 Born - June 20, 1829;39 son of George Washington Epperson and Mary Brawner
18?? Married Sarah --(?) (b. ca. 1825, GA60 )
1860







 
1860 U. S. Census,  Tohopeka P.O. Beat 14, Tallapoosa County, Alabama
Name   Race Gender Age Occupation Birth Place
Epperson Leonard W M 26 Overseer / 100 GA
  Sarah W F 25   GA
  Nancy M.     11   AL
  Mary F.     8   AL
  Robert J.     7   AL
  W.J. Epperson W M 5   AL
  Eugenia A. W M 2   AL
  Sarah D. W F 1   AL
  Leonard Epperson served CO G 37 ALA INF CSA (Chambers County, AL);52 served under captains James Talbot and D. W. Rankin; same company as Abram Singer and George Epperson; company fought at Missionary Ridge; Abram Singer died at Missionary Ridge on November 25, 186363
1862 Died - November 13, 186261 / November 13, 186962 (maybe November 1863 - Missionary Ridge?)
             Look for Wife Sarah and children in 1870
  Children of Leonard Jackson Epperson  and Sarah ?

1860 U. S. Census, Tallapoosa County, AL; Beat 14, Tohopeka P. O.
  Nancy M. Epperson - b. ca. 1849, AL
  Mary F. Epperson - b. ca. 1852, AL
  Robert J. Epperson - b. ca. 1853, AL
  W. J. Epperson - b. ca. 1855, AL
  Eugenia A. Epperson - b. ca. 1858, AL
  Sarah D. Epperson - b. ca. 1859, AL
  George Washington “Wash” Epperson - b. May 8, 1832,43  GA; d. Dec. 25, 1885;44 m. Sarah --(?) (b. ca. 1840, SC45)
 

   
Chronology of George Washington "Wash" Epperson
    by Michael Vaughn Sims
    Additional Research by Laurel in Green below
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1832 Born - May 8, 1832,43 GA; son of George Washington Epperson and Mary Brawner / Sophie Gunter49
1850
1850 U. S. Census, Tallapoosa County, Alabama
Living in household of Henry McKilvey
Name   Race Gender Age Occupation Birth Place
Epperson George W. W M 18 Farm(?) GA
185? Married Sarah Ann McKelvey65 - (b. ca. 1840, SC45 1838;65 daughter of Henry McKelvey b. 1790; SC d. Apr 16, 1867 in Tallapoosa Co., AL and Nancy--(?) b. 1816; SC; d. 1881 in Tallapoosa Co., AL65)
1858 Received patent to 40.0725 acres of Tallapoosa County: SE ¼ NE ¼, Sec. 29, T23N, R23E - March 1, 1858; may have been father George Washington Epperson50
  Received patent to 40 acres of Tallapoosa County: SW ¼ NW ¼, Sec. 28, T23N, R23E - March 1, 1858; may have been father George Washington Epperson51
1860







 
1860 U. S. Census,  Dudleyville P.O. Beat 13, Tallapoosa County, Alabama
Name   Race Gender Age Occupation Birth Place
Epperson G.W. W M 25 Overseer / 30 GA
  Sarah W F 20   SC
  H.W. Epperson W M 6   AL
  Buford W. W M 4   AL
  Behethla W F 1   AL
  George Epperson served CO G 37 ALA INF CSA (Chambers County, AL);52 served under captains James Talbot and D. W. Rankin; same company as Abram Singer and Leonard Epperson
  Sheriff of Orange County, FL53
1870









 
1870 U. S. Census,  Opelika P.O. Beat 7, Lee County, Alabama
See Census Record
Name   Race Gender Age Occupation Birth Place
Epperson G.W. W M 37 Farmer GA
  Sarah A. W F 39? Keeping house SC
  Henry W. W M 15 Farming AL
  Buford W M 13 Farming AL
  Behethela W F 11   AL
  Nancy A W F 10   AL
  Wm J. W M 7   AL
1885 Died - December 25, 1885;44  killed while on duty as Sheriff of Orange County, FL54
  Look for 1880 Census for George 'Wash" Epperson
  Children of George Washington "Wash" Epperson  and Sarah ?
  Henry W. Epperson - b. ca. 1854,55 AL; m. Nannie --(?)56
  Burford W. Epperson - b. ca. 1856, AL57 
  Behethla Epperson - b. ca. 1859, AL58
  Nancy64 Annie(?) Epperson59
  William J. - b. 186364
  William Brassel Epperson - b. July 20, 1834,46 GA; d. Oct. 25, 186747 / Oct. 22, 1865;48 m. Sally --(?)
 
1860 U. S. Census, Beat No. 13, Dudleyville PO, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
See Census Record pt1 and pt2
Name Age Gender Occupation   Birth Place
W. Epperson 26 M Farm Laborer 100 GA
Rebecca 24 F     GA
George A. 1 M     AL
Ally Wade 5 F     AL
 
1870 U. S. Census,  Opelika P.O. Beat 7, Lee County, Alabama - See Census Record
Wife of William Brassel Epperson and son George A. Epperson. ? Nancy
Name   Race Gender Age Occupation Birth Place
Epperson F.R. W M 34 Farmer GA
  George A. W M 12 Keeping house AL
  Nancy W F 1 Farming AL
Martin Dan M M 53 Georgia GA
Look at 1950 census for Dan Martin to see if he is father of Rebecca
1 George Washington Epperson Bible.
2 1850 U. S. Census, Talladega County, AL; Talladega District.
3 Veteran’s name: Epperson, George W.; Case number BL Wt. 10 367-80-55; Summary of Data in Bounty Land Records in the National Archives; General Services Administration; National Archives and Records Service; Washington D. C.
4 George Washington Epperson Bible.
5 Jessie Epperson Cobb.
6 George Washington Epperson Bible.
7 Franklin County, GA Tax Digest 1820; Georgia Department of Archives and History; Atlanta.
8 Veteran’s name: Epperson, George W.; Case number BL Wt. 10 367-80-55; Summary of Data in Bounty Land Records in the National Archives; General Services Administration; National Archives and Records Service; Washington D. C.
9 Veteran’s name: Epperson, George W.; Case number BL Wt. 10 367-80-55; Summary of Data in Bounty Land Records in the National Archives; General Services Administration; National Archives and Records Service; Washington D. C.
10 Veteran’s name: Epperson, George W.; Case number BL Wt. 10 367-80-55; Summary of Data in Bounty Land Records in the National Archives; General Services Administration; National Archives and Records Service; Washington D. C.
11 Eastern States General Land Office Records.
12 Eastern States General Land Office Records.
13 George Washington Epperson Bible.
14 Jessie Epperson Cobb.
15 Jessie Epperson Cobb.
16 George Washington Epperson Bible.
17 George Epperson Bible.
18 George Epperson Bible.
19 Grave marker of Reuben Thorton Epperson; Ramah Church Cemetery, Barbour County, AL.
20 Grave marker of Reuben Thorton Epperson; Ramah Church Cemetery, Barbour County, AL.
21 Grave marker of Elizabeth Epperson; Ramah Church Cemetery, Barbour County, AL.
22 1850 U. S. Census, Tallapoosa County, AL; Beat 4, Dadeville P. O.
23 Grave marker of Elizabeth Epperson; Ramah Church Cemetery, Barbour County, AL.
24 Robert Ward - d. May 22, 1841, CSA; m. Elizabeth Mainard - June 30, 1834, by Thomas D. Berry (J. P. Johnson and J. Hooper, bondsmen)
25 George Washington Epperson Bible.
26 Jessie Epperson Cobb.
27 1860 U. S. Census, Tallapoosa County, AL; Beat 14, Tohopeka P. O.
28 Maida Grace Epperson Hayslett.
29 George Washington Epperson Bible.
30 George Washington Epperson Bible.
31 Mary Elizabeth (Epperson) Sims Harris.
32 1860 U. S. Census, Chambers County, AL; Oak Bowery P. O.
33 Maida Grace Epperson Hayslett.
34 George Stephens; Conyers, GA; 2005.
35 George Washington Epperson Bible.
36 George Washington Epperson Bible.
37 Lemuel P. Smith / Mary Ann Womack Smith Epperson Bible..
38 Mary Elizabeth (Epperson) Sims Harris.
39 George Washington Epperson Bible.
40 Jessie Epperson Cobb.
41 George Washington Epperson Bible.
42 1850 U. S. Census, Tallapoosa County, AL; Beat 14, Tohopeka P. O.
43 George Washington Epperson Bible.
44 Jessie Epperson Cobb.
45 1860 U. S. Census, Tallapoosa County, AL; Beat 13, Dudleyville P. O.
46 George Washington Epperson Bible.
47 George Washington Epperson Bible.
48 Jessie Epperson Cobb.
49 Mary Elizabeth (Epperson) Sims Harris.
50 Eastern States General Land Office Records.
51 Eastern States General Land Office Records.
52 Military Records from Tallapoosa County, AL Archives; cited by by Beth Echols; 2005; Cass County, TX
53 Maida Grace Epperson Hayslett.
54 Maida Grace Epperson Hayslett.
55 1860 U. S. Census, Tallapoosa County, AL; Beat 13, Dudleyville P. O.
56 Maida Grace Epperson Hayslett.
57 1860 U. S. Census, Tallapoosa County, AL; Beat 13, Dudleyville P. O.
58 1860 U. S. Census, Tallapoosa County, AL; Beat 13, Dudleyville P. O.
59 Maida Grace Epperson Hayslett.
60 1850 U. S. Census, Tallapoosa County, AL; Beat 14, Tohopeka P. O.
61 Jessie Epperson Cobb.
62 George Washington Epperson Bible.
63 Military Record of Abram Singer; cited by Beth Echols; 2005; Cass County, TX;
64 1870 U. S. Census,  Opelika P.O. Beat 7, Lee County, Alabama
65 http://members.tripod.com/~barthlynnmccoy/McKelvey.html
   
 
 
October 04, 2006