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Thompson Epperson
1757 - 1836

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  Born Birth Location Death Death Location
         
  1757  Epperson Mountain, Saint Anne’s Parish, Albemarle Co., VA June 9, 1836 Franklin Co., GA
         
Father        
David Epperson / Apperson May 27, 1734 New Kent Co., VA Oct. / Dec. 1799 Saint Anne's Parish, Albemarle Co., VA
         
Mother        
Hannah Thompson ca. 1735 ? ca. 1814
Richmond, KY
 
         
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Chronology of Captain Thompson Epperson by Michael Vaughn Sims
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1757 Born - 1757, Epperson Mountain, Saint Anne’s Parish, Albemarle County, VA;1 son of David Epperson2 and Hannah Thompson
1777 Enlisted in militia in Albemarle County, VA - 1777; served two months as Private3 under Captain Robert Harris4
1780 Enlisted in militia at Wilkes County, NC - 1780; served six months as Private5 under Captain Suep6 / Moses Suest
1781 Enlisted in militia at Albemarle County, VA - 1781; served two months as Private7 under Captain Marks8 / John Martin
  Fought at LaFayette and King’s Mountain9
1782 Married Mary Israel (b. ca. 1755,10 Albemarle Co., VA; dau. of Michael Israel and Sarah Graves) - September 22, 1782, Amhearst County, VA; couple drove to Amhearst County to the parson’s house11
  Lived in Albemarle County, VA following wedding12
  Moved to Wilkes County, NC - November 1782; lived there about 8 years13
1785 Lived in Wilkes (later Caldwell) County, NC - 178514
1790 Lived in Franklin County, GA - 1790;15 lived in Captain Mangrum’s Militia District16
1796 With James Gates and Henry Hardy, signed?/received? bond of 500 pounds sterling from? / for? James Gates, admistrator of the estate of Samuel Epperson, deceased - January 30, 1796; witnessed by Moses Birdwell; bond recorded March 23, 179717
1803 Appointed Captain of militia company from Franklin County, GA - November 2, 180318
1805 Drew lot 151 of 3rd District, Wilkenson County, GA in 1805 lottery; resident of Franklin County, GA; granted property from lottery August 20, 180619
1807 With Samuel Shannon and Asa Allen, conducted an appraisal of the estate of James Little, deceased - October 17, 1807, Franklin County, GA; estate valued at $2,723.50 20
1812 Bought 264 acres of Franklin County, GA for $400 from George and Nancy Gober - January 8, 1812; 264 acres on Little’s Creek adjacent to Patrick Mabry; witnessed by William Little, Willliam South(?), and James H. Little, J.P; legal description: Begin at a maple corner on the East band of Little’s Creek, then North 30º East 16 chains, to a post oak corner on Mabry’s line, on his line East 6 chains 40 links to a persimmon corner, then on Baker’s line North 20 chains (rest of decription not copied21)
1820 Assessed property tax of $2.50 - 1820, Franklin County, GA; “Captain Flemming’s District;” 200 acres of 3rd class land, granted to Ayers joins J. Mays on Little Creek22
1825 Assessed property tax of $2.50 - 1825, Franklin County, GA; “Captain Strange’s District;” 200 acres of 2nd quality land, granted to Ayers joins Mays on Little Creek23            
1830





 
1830 U. S. Census, Franklin County, Georgia
 

Males

Females

Name Of 15 and
under 20
Of 20 and
under 30
Of 70 & under
80
Of 20 and
under 30
Of 60 and
under 70
Thompson Epperson 1 1 1 1 1
1830 Assessed property tax of $2.50 - 1830, Franklin County, GA; Thompson Epperson, “Captain Brawner’s District;” 200 acres of 3rd quality land, granted to Ayers and bounded by Mays on Little Creek24
1832 Granted pension of $30.00 per year - September 3, 1832; resident of Franklin County, GA; 75 years old25
1835



 
Sold 42 ½ acres (home site) in Franklin County, GA to son John Epperson for $50.00 - September 29, 1835; witnessed byRichard Allen, Robert King; recorded Nov. 30, 1839; decription: Have granted unto my said son John Epperson, that tract of land whereon I now live, it being part bounded as follows - - Begin at a stake on the Creek, thence on a conditional line to a Hickory Corner, thence on a conditional line to Richard Allen’s post oak corner (rest not copied) thence to a Rock corner on John Epperson’s line, his line to Little’s Creek, then up said Creek to beginning26
  Assessed property tax of $2.89 - 1835, Franklin County, GA; “Thomas” Epperson, Captain Brawner’s District;” 264 acres on Little’s Creek in 17th District; 160 acres (No. 127) in 21st District; tax $2.8927
  Captain John Stonecypher made affidavit in relation to the destitute condition of Captain Thompson Epperson - November 5, 183528
  Captain Epperson’s mind failed him - 1835; pension application signed by John Epperson and wife Tabitha Epperson29
1836 Died - June 9, 1836,30 Franklin County, GA
1840



 
1840 U. S. Census, Franklin County, Georgia
 

Females

Name 30 & under 40 40 & under 50 70 & under 80
Mary Epperson 2 2 1
1843 Widow Mary Epperson, age 88, filed (for pension) - September 27, 1843, Franklin County, GA31
  Death of widow Mary Israel Epperson - November 6, 184332
 
Revolutionary War Pension Application for Thompson Epperson (filed by wife Mary)
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1 Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albemarle County, Virginia. By the author; Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 17.
2 Pension record of Thompson Epperson (Epsom), copied March 6, 1926, Pension Office, Washington, D.C.; cited by Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albermarle County, Virginia. Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 26.
3 Thompson Epperson File No. W-7115, Georgia 16325-Franklin County; LDS Branh Library, Wichita, Kansas, June 1977.
4 Pension record of Thompson Epperson (Epsom), copied March 6, 1926, Pension Office, Washington, D.C.; cited by Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albermarle County, Virginia. Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 26.
5 Thompson Epperson File No. W-7115, Georgia 16325-Franklin County; LDS Branh Library, Wichita, Kansas, June 1977.
6 Pension record of Thompson Epperson (Epsom), copied March 6, 1926, Pension Office, Washington, D.C.; cited by Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albermarle County, Virginia. Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 26.
7 Thompson Epperson File No. W-7115, Georgia 16325-Franklin County; LDS Branh Library, Wichita, Kansas, June 1977.
8 Thompson Epperson File No. W-7115, Georgia 16325-Franklin County; LDS Branh Library, Wichita, Kansas, June 1977.
9 Pension record of Thompson Epperson (Epsom), copied March 6, 1926, Pension Office, Washington, D.C.; cited by Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albermarle County, Virginia. Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 26.
10 Thompson Epperson File No. W-7115, Georgia 16325-Franklin County; LDS Branh Library, Wichita, Kansas, June 1977.
11 Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albemarle County, Virginia. By the author; Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 26.
12 Thompson Epperson File No. W-7115, Georgia 16325-Franklin County; LDS Branh Library, Wichita, Kansas, June 1977.
13 Thompson Epperson File No. W-7115, Georgia 16325-Franklin County; LDS Branh Library, Wichita, Kansas, June 1977.
14 Pension record of Thompson Epperson (Epsom), copied March 6, 1926, Pension Office, Washington, D.C.; cited by Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albermarle County, Virginia. Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 26.
15 Pension record of Thompson Epperson (Epsom), copied March 6, 1926, Pension Office, Washington, D.C.; cited by Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albermarle County, Virginia. Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 26.
16 Thompson Epperson File No. W-7115, Georgia 16325-Franklin County; LDS Branh Library, Wichita, Kansas, June 1977.
17 Franklin County, GA Deed Book L (July 7, 1796-April 6, 1797); transcription; Georgia Department of Archives and History.
18 Hollingsworth Genealogical Card File; Georgia Department of Archives and History.
19 Hollingsworth Genealogical Card File.
20 Minutes of the Court of the Ordinary (Franklin County, GA); May 15, 1786 to September 6, 1813; p. 84a.
21 Franklin County, GA Deed Book TT (1811-1812); p. 60.
22 Franklin County, GA Tax Digest 1820; Georgia Department of Archives and History; Atlanta.
23 Franklin County, GA Tax Digest 1825; Georgia Department of Archives and History; Atlanta.
24 Franklin County, GA Tax Digest 1830; Georgia Department of Archives and History; Atlanta.
25 Thompson Epperson File No. W-7115, Georgia 16325-Franklin County; LDS Branh Library, Wichita, Kansas, June 1977.
26 Franklin County, GA Deed Book DDD (1837-1841); p. 105 (185?).
27 Franklin County, GA Tax Digest 1835; Georgia Department of Archives and History; Atlanta.
28 Pension record of Thompson Epperson (Epsom), copied March 6, 1926, Pension Office, Washington, D.C.; cited by Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albermarle County, Virginia. Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 26.
29 Pension record of Thompson Epperson (Epsom), copied March 6, 1926, Pension Office, Washington, D.C.; cited by Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albermarle County, Virginia. Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 26.
30 Thompson Epperson File No. W-7115, Georgia 16325-Franklin County; LDS Branh Library, Wichita, Kansas, June 1977.
31 Thompson Epperson File No. W-7115, Georgia 16325-Franklin County; LDS Branh Library, Wichita, Kansas, June 1977.
32 Thompson Epperson File No. W-7115, Georgia 16325-Franklin County; LDS Branh Library, Wichita, Kansas, June 1977.
 
March 10, 2007