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Thompson Epperson
1757 - 1836

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Marriage 1 Birth Death Notes
Mary Israel abt. 1755
Albermarle Co., VA
Nov 6, 1843 Married Sep 22, 1782 in Amhearst Co., VA
 
Children Birth Death Notes
Peter Epperson abt.1783
Wilkes Co., NC
  Married Rhody Watkins on Oct 29, 1812 Franklin Co., GA by Littleton Meeks, MG35
Hannah Epperson abt. 1787
Wilkes Co., NC
  Married Barnet Watkins on Nov 12, 1811 Franklin Co., GA by William Jones, J.P.37
George Washington Epperson March 2, 1790
Franklin Co., GA
May 7, 1858
Tallapoosa Co., AL
Married Mary E. "Polly Brawner" Jan 14, 181643
John Epperson 1793
Franklin Co., GA
  Married Tabitha (Curlin)45
Catherine Epperson 1795
Franklin Co., GA
  Married Griffin?48
Thompson Epperson 1797
Franklin Co., GA
   
Charles Epperson 1803
Franklin Co., GA
   
Samuel Epperson?      
                     

   
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 weddin12g
  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, administrator 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 description 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 1 1 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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  Children of Thompson Epperson and Mary Israel
  Peter Epperson - b. ca. 1783;33 Wilkes Co., NC; m. Rhody Watkins (b. ca. 1794, SC34) - Oct. 29, 1812, Franklin Co., GA, by Littleton Meeks, MG35
 

   
Chronology of Peter Epperson by Michael Vaughn Sims
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1793 Born - ca. 1783, Wilkes County, NC; son of Thompson Epperson and Mary Israel33
1812 Married Rhody Watkins (b. ca. 1794, SC34 ) - October 29, 1812, Franklin County, GA, by Littleton Meeks, MG35
1818 Gave note to Stephen Westbrook - May 1, 1818, Franklin County, GA; “payable one day after date;” found in inventory of the estate of Stephen Westbrook, deceased - June 2, 1820, Franklin County, GA57
1820 Assessed property tax of $7.00 - 1820, Franklin County, GA; “Captain Flemming’s District;” 60 acres, joins T. Epperson on Little Creek58
1821 Resident of Captain Flemming’s District, Franklin County, GA; drew lot in Georgia lottery of 1812; received Lot 4 in 9th District of Monroe County, GA
1825 Assessed property tax of $7.00 - 1825, Franklin County, GA; “Captain Stranges District;” 60 acres of 3rd class land, joins Baker on Little Creek59
1849 Received patent to 40.0925 acres of Tallapoosa County, AL: SE ¼ NE ¼, Sec. 1, T22N, R23E - June 1, 184960
1850




 
1850 U. S. Census,  Tallapoosa County, Alabama
Name   Race Gender Age Occupation Birth Place
Epperson Peter W M 61 Farmer NC
  Rosa W F 58   SC
  Joshua W M 3   AL
 
1850 U. S. Census,  Township 24, Tallapoosa County, Alabama
Name   Race Gender Age Occupation Birth Place
Epperson William T. W M 27 Farmer GA
  Perlena W F 25   GA
  Georga Ann W F 5   AL
  Julan E W F 3   AL
  Sarah C. W M 3   AL
1860















 
1860 U. S. Census, Childersburg P.O. Southern Division, Talledega County, Alabama
Name   Race Gender Age Occupation Birth Place
Epperson W.T. W M 37 Farmer / 60 GA
  Perlina W F 36   AL
  Georgiann W F 15   AL
  Julia W F 13   AL
  Sarah W F 13   AL
  Williford W M 7   AL
  Cornelia W F 2/12   AL
  Peter W M 76 4000 NC
  Rhody W F 3   SC
 
1860 U. S. Census, Childersburg P.O. Southern Division, Talledega County, Alabama
Name   Race Gender Age Occupation Birth Place
Epperson P.J. W M 46 Laborer / 100 GA
  Susan W F 37   NC
  Wm W M 17   AL
  Rhody W F 15   AL
  Lucinda W F 14   AL
  M. Francis W F 12   AL
  James W M 10   AL
  Morris W M 8   AL
  Toliver W M 6   AL
  Susan W F 1   AL
                    
  Children of Peter Epperson  and Rhody Watkins
  P. J. Epperson - b. ca. 1814, GA;61 m. Susan --(?) (b. ca. 1823, NC62 )
  William T. Epperson - b. ca. 1823, GA;63 m. Perlina --(?) (b. ca. 1824, AL64 )
  Hannah Epperson - b. ca. 1787,36 Wilkes Co., NC; m. Barnet Watkins - Nov. 12, 1811, Franklin Co., GA, by William Jones, J.P.37
  George Washington Epperson - b. March 2, 1790,38 Franklin Co., GA / VA;39 d. May 7, 1858, Tallapoosa Co., AL;40 Mary E. “Polly” Brawner (b. Feb. 8, 1799, GA;41 d. 1871, Uchee, Russell Co., AL;42 dau. of Jesse Brawner and Sarah Goolsby(?)) - Jan, 14, 181643
  John Epperson - b. 1793,44 Franklin Co., GA; m. Tabitha --(Curlin?)45 (b. ca. 1804, SC )46
 

   
Chronology of John Epperson by Michael Vaughn Sims
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1793 Born - ca. 1793, Franklin County, GA; son of Thompson Epperson and Mary Israel
  Married Tabitha --(Curlin?) (b. ca. 1804, SC46 )
1825 Assessed property tax of 31 ½  - 1825, Franklin County, GA52
1830 Assessed property tax of 31 ¼ - 1830, Franklin County, GA53
1835





 
Bought 42 ½ acres (father’s home site) in Franklin County, GA from father Thompson Epperson for $50.00 - September 29, 1835; witnessed by Richard Allen, Robert King; recorded Nov. 30, 1839; description: 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 beginning54
1850




 
1850 U. S. Census,  District 32, Franklin County, Georgia
Name   Race Gender Age Occupation Birth Place
Epperson John W M 65 Farmer GA
  Tabitha W F 46   SC
1856 1856 Signed last will and testament - May 6, 1856, Franklin County, GA; witnessed by John Mize, William Daily/Darly, William J. Mize, and William J. Wiley; bequeathed all property to wife Tabitha Epperson for the length of her life or widowhood; after her death or remarriage, property was to pass to brother-in-law John B. Curlin and his children.55
1857 Will proved - May 185756
   
  Children of Leonard Jackson Epperson  and Tabitha (Curlin?)
  ?
  Catherine Epperson - b. 1795,47 Franklin Co., GA; m. --(?) Griffin48
  Thompson Epperson - b. 1797,49 Franklin Co., GA
  Charles Epperson - b. 1803,50 Franklin Co., GA
  Samuel Epperson?
 
  Reel 33-14 Franklin County, GA
Deed? Book AB 1852-1856; p. 85
 
Date 9th Sept 1853
Bond
John Epperson

John B. Carlen [Curlin?], Security to James L. Gillespie, Admr. of the estate of Thompson Epperson, dec’d.

     In the sum of $100.00 which we bond ourselves, etc. The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas, the above bound John Epperson hath this day rec’d from the hand of the said James L. Gillespie Admr. of sd. estate the sum of $25.20 cents the same being money drawn as a pension by Mary Epperson, the widow of said Thompson Epperson, dec’d for George Epperson, Thompson Epperson, Samuel Epperson, Legatees of the said Thompson Epperson, dec’d the said money to be equally distributed among said heirs etc. - -
     Now if the said John Epperson shall well and truly pay said money, etc. the bond to be void etc.
 
 
Oct. 6, 1853 John Epperson [signature]
John R. Carline
 
  Other Eppersons:
  Samuel Epperson - inventory and appraisal of estate, Franklin Co., GA - Feb. 22, 179651
David Epperson - see Austin’s Index to Georgia Wills; p. 49; Franklin Co., GA, 1786-1813
John Epperson - see Austin’s Index to Georgia Wills; p. 49; Franklin Co., GA, 1848-1867
 
1850 U. S. Census,  District 32, Franklin County, Georgia
Name   Race Gender Age Occupation Birth Place
Epperson James W M 31 Farming GA
  Fatima W F 32   GA
  Rhoda C. W F 6   GA
  Susana E. W F 4   GA
  Sarah M. W F 3   GA
 
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.
33 Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albemarle County, Virginia. By the author; Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 26.
34 1860 U. S. Census, Talledega County, AL; Southern Division, Childersburg P. O.
35 Franklin County, GA Marriage Book December 16, 1805-Aug. 7, 1826; p. 167.
36 Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albemarle County, Virginia. By the author; Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 26.
37 Franklin County, GA Marriage Book December 16, 1805-Aug. 7, 1826; p. 167.
38 Jessie Epperson Cobb.
39 1850 U. S. Census, Talladega County, AL; Talladega District.
40 Jessie Epperson Cobb.
41 Jessie Epperson Cobb.
42 Jessie Epperson Cobb.
43 Jessie Epperson Cobb.
44 Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albemarle County, Virginia. By the author; Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 26.
45 Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albemarle County, Virginia. By the author; Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 26.
46 1850 U. S. Census, Franklin County, GA; District 32.
47 Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albemarle County, Virginia. By the author; Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 26.
48 Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albemarle County, Virginia. By the author; Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 26.
49 Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albemarle County, Virginia. By the author; Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 26.
50 Edna Epperson Brinkman; The Story of David Epperson and His Family of Albemarle County, Virginia. By the author; Hinsdale, IL; 1933; p. 26.
51 Hollingsworth Genealogical Card File.
52 Franklin County, GA Tax Digest 1825; Georgia Department of Archives and History; Atlanta.
53 Franklin County, GA Tax Digest 1825; Georgia Department of Archives and History; Atlanta.
54 Franklin County, GA Deed Book DDD (1837-1841); p. 105 (185?).
55 Franklin County, GA Will Book 1848-1867.
56 Franklin County, GA Will Book 1848-1867.
57 Minutes of the Court Ordinary (Franklin County, GA), March 7, 1814-July 7, 1823; Georgia Department of Archives and History.
58 Franklin County, GA Tax Digest 1820; Georgia Department of Archives and History; Atlanta.
59 Franklin County, GA Tax Digest 1825; Georgia Department of Archives and History; Atlanta.
60 Eastern States General Land Office Records.
61 1860 U. S. Census, Talledega County, AL; Southern Division, Childersburg P. O.
62 1860 U. S. Census, Talledega County, AL; Southern Division, Childersburg P. O.
63 1860 U. S. Census, Talledega County, AL; Southern Division, Childersburg P. O.
64 1860 U. S. Census, Talledega County, AL; Southern Division, Childersburg P. O.
   
 
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