OUR AMERICAN EPPERSON FAMILY
JOHN EPPERSON SR. (m. 2d Elizabeth Beard)
JOHN EPPERSON JR. (m. Elizabeth Alexander)
JOHN EPPERSON (m. Elizabeth Michaux)
JOHN EPERNON SR. was born in 1638 outside France: somewhere in The Netherlands, or at sea between The Netherlands and England or the Channel island of Jersey, enroute to exile. He was the son of Bernard de Nogaret de la Valette, and Antoinette (Anne) Faudoas.
In 1643, when he was but five years old, his father returned to France when the king and the hated Cardinal Richelieu had died. Bernard succeeded his father to the dukedom of Épernon. The Parliament of Paris cancelled the judgment against him and from that time on he served in many different roles in France until his death in 1661 in Paris.
John probably had little if any memory of his father as the years progressed. And just a few years later, when John Epernon was ten years old, his mother died. Evidently nothing more is known about this child and his upbringing to the date of his own marriage. Did Bernard leave funds to care for the child and his mother? What was their economic situation? Was he, as claimed by some websites, raised in the Channel Islands by surrogate parents?
John’s first wife was SARA FONDAN REMON, by whom he had three children, two of whom remained in England. Sara died in Glamorganshire, Wales, most likely in 1670.
CHILDREN BY SARA (FONDAN REMON)
Jean-Louis was born about 1655. He married in England, about 1684, (1) Anne-Catherine de la Vallett (b. about 1661). They had the following child: Jean-Jacques Delanadale Esperon, b. about 1687, London, England. Jean-Louis married 2d, in London, about 1715, Anne Magdelaine (b. about 1695, London, England). Jean-Louis died 1687 in England, at 32 years of age. [Another lineage states Jean-Louis was born in 1657.]
John Epernon Jr. was born about 1659 in Glamorgan, Wales. He married Elizabeth Alexander. They emigrated to America in 1675.
Charles was born in 1660. Some lineages state he remained in England; others say he went to Virginia. [Another lineage has Charles born in 1662.]
John Sr. remarried, Elizabeth Beard, on 25 May 1671 at St. Andrew, Plymouth, Devon, England. She was christened in Bodmin, Cornwall, England, on 19 June 1652, the daughter of Henry Beard and Aves/Avis (b. 1620, England).
CHILDREN BY ELIZABETH (BEARD)
William was born at sea in 1675, enroute from the British Isles to America. He married in 1702, Ruth Ann (b. 1682). William Epperson died on 8 April 1727 in St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, at 51 years of age. They had children:
John Epperson was born 19 September 1703 in St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent County, Virginia. He mar. Elizabeth; and died on 20 Feb 1736/37. They had four children.
Henry Epperson was born 29 March 1713 in New Kent County. He mar. Elizabeth (b. 17 Sep 1715). They had a son named George Apperson, born 6 May 1756.
Sarah Epperson was born 16 Apr 1717 in New Kent County, Virginia. She died of Smallpox in 1782 at 65 years of age.
Francis Epperson, b. 20 Dec 1718 in New Kent Co., Virginia; he m. Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Long in 1760; Francis d. in Sept 1806 at Culpeper Co., Virginia at 87 years of age.
Antoine, b. 1721. [He is not on some lists.]
John (Epernon) Epperson was born in 1678; died 28 May 1722 in New Kent Co., Virginia. [Note: This name is not in other lineages!]
Richard Apperson was born in Maryland 1680; died in New Kent County, Virginia. Wife unknown.
Francis Epperson was born 17 April 1681 in New Kent County, Virginia. He and (unk) wife had daughter, Sarah (b. 1717).
Thomas Epperson was born 1685. He married (1) about 1708, Elizabeth (b. 1690; d. 1712 at 22), and had one son: William Epperson, b. 14 Jun 1708 in New Kent Co., Virginia. He married (2) Anne Perault in Virginia; she was b. about 1710; d. before 1751 in Cumberland Co., Virginia. William died after 1768 in Cumberland or Bedford Co., Virginia. He was baptized Episcopalian on 20 Jun 1708 at St. Peter’s Church in St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent Co., Virginia.
Thomas Epperson and his second wife, Ann (Perault) had the following children:
Frances Epperson, b. 1 Apr 1716.
John Epperson, b. 1 Apr 1718.
Richard Epperson, b. about 1720; d. 1757 in Cumberland Co., Virginia at 37 years of age; he m. Susannah Radford.
Charles Epperson, b. about 1722; mar. Miss Thomson.
EMIGRATION TO AMERICA
Two family groups (father and son with their wives): John Sr. and Elizabeth Beard, and John Jr. and Elizabeth Alexander, emigrated to the American colonies in 1675. The elder Elizabeth was at the time pregnant with her first child, William. The family landed in Maryland and got themselves to New Kent County, Virginia, where they had other children and lived there until the mid-1700s when the children dispersed to other counties.
DEATH OF JOHN SR. & ELIZABETH (BEARD) EPPERSON
Elizabeth (Beard) Epperson died some time between 1680 and 1683 in Virginia. John Sr. died after 1689, at St. Peters, New Kent County, Virginia. The family had been in Virginia for fourteen years.
Virginia tradition states that after both parents died, their children were raised by an uncle in New Kent County. More likely it was John Sr.’s elder son, John Jr., who raised the younger children. In 1689, Elizabeth's oldest child William would have been fourteen years of age; Thomas, the youngest, would have been four.
JOHN EPERNON (Junior) was born about 1659 in Glamorgan, Wales, the son of John Epernon Sr. and Sarah Fondan-Remon.
John Jr. married ELIZABETH ALEXANDER in the Channel Isle of Jersey, Great Britain, about 1674. She was born in St. Peters Parish, Isle Jersey, Channel Islands, Great Britain, in 1643, the daughter of Philippe Alexander & Elizabeth le Roux Le Febvre.
John Jr. and his wife emigrated in 1675 with his father and stepmother to Maryland, and thence to New Kent Co., Virginia. John Jr. would become the American patriarch of the David Epperson branch of Eppersons, of Albemarle County, Virginia. A book about this lineage has been written by Edna Epperson Brinkman.
Both died in Virginia: John about 1709, Elizabeth’s death date unknown.
CHILDREN BY ELIZABETH (ALEXANDER)
Per Bob Epperson
Susanna (Esperon) Epernon, b. about 1688 in Henrico Co, Virginia. She marr. Edward Maxey. She died in Goochland, Goochland Co, Virginia, at 55 years of age.
JOHN EPPERSON, b. in 1694 in New Kent Co, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Michaux in New Kent Co, Virginia. She was born in King William, Henrico Co, Virginia, in 1707. She was the daughter of Abraham Michaux and Susannah Rochet. John died on 20 Feb 1737 in New Kent Co, Virginia, at 42 years of age. [Third child was our David Epperson.]
Pall Apperson, b. before 25 February 1699 in Virginia. He was baptized in Saint Peter’s Parish, New Kent Co, Virginia, on 25 Feb 1699. Religion: unknown.
Francis Apperson, b. 3 Dec 1706 in St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent Co., Virginia.
Elizabeth Apperson, b. before 12 Jun 1708 in New Kent Co., Virginia; bapt. 12 Jun 1708 in New Kent Co., Virginia; religion: unknown.
Anne Apperson, b. 19 Mar 1710*.
John Apperson, b. 4 Feb 1712/13* in Virginia. He marr. Agnes Orchard about 1736 in Virginia; she was born in 1715 in Virginia. John died after 1759.
Mary Apperson, b. 26 Feb 1714/15*.
Peter Apperson, b. 19 Aug 1718*; mar. Frances Poindexter about 1738. She was b. in 1722, the dtr. of Thomas Poindexter and Sarah Bond de Ville.
* Bob Epperson writes regarding the last four children in the above list:
Vaughn Elmo Epperson of Salt Lake City, Utah, has offered a different relationship for this family. If we are to accept the lineage as given by Vaughn Epperson, the David Epperson of Albemarle County, Virginia of Edna Epperson Brinkman’s book would descend from William Apperson's half-brother, John (born 1659). If we are to accept Edna Epperson Brinkman's account, David Epperson would descend from William Apperson (born 1675).
For this book, I have accepted Vaughn Epperson’s account as it is based on research he and his son, David, did in England and France. We must remember that Edna Epperson Brinkman stated in her book that the family relationships she gave were ‘suggested relationships’. So, we must not take Edna's book as gospel as current research has given us a more accurate placing of the children with parents.
With the new family relationship given us by Vaughn Epperson, we have misplaced four children: Anne, John, Mary and Peter. The reason these children can not be part of John's family is because they were born after his death in 1709. However, for continuity these children have been left attached with this family until they can be linked to one of John’s brothers: Jean Louis, Charles, William, Francis, Richard or Thomas. We know that Jean Louis and Charles remained in England so the children can not be linked to them. We also know the names of the children of William, Francis and Thomas. Therefore, there is a strong possibility that the misplaced children belong to Richard. In the general scheme of genealogy, it is unimportant which brother fathered these children. Regardless to which brother they belong, the children share common grandparents and their genealogy is uninterrupted.
JOHN EPPERSON was born in 1694 in New Kent County, Virginia.
He married in New Kent County, Virginia, ELIZABETH MICHAUX, born in 1707 in King William, Henrico County, Virginia, the daughter of Abraham Michaux and Susannah Rochet. John died on 20 Feb 1737 in New Kent Co, Virginia, at 42 years of age.
CHILDREN BY ELIZABETH (MICHAUX)
- William Epperson was born 17 July 1729 and was baptized on 10 August 1729, in St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent County, Virginia.
- Elizabeth Epperson was born about 1731 in New Kent County.
- DAVID EPPERSON SR. was born on 27 May 1734, and was baptized on 22 June that year in New Kent County. He married Hannah Thompson about 1753. He died in December 1799; and she died in Richmond, Kentucky, about 1814.
- John Epperson was born on 13 August 1735 or 1736 in New Kent County.
DAVID EPPERSON SR. was born 27 May 1734 in Albemarle County, Virginia.
He married HANNAH JUDITH THOMPSON, the daughter of Robert Thompson and Jane.
David Epperson Sr. started out in St. Peter’s Parish on the far Eastern shore of the Virginia Colony, known as the Tidewater region. Twenty-three years later he owned a large plantation on one of the Blue Ridge mountains called Epperson Mountain. This involved a trek from the coast or the Tidewater section of Virginia up the James River territory to the Piedmont country, or foot of the mountains.
By 1782, the Congressional Heads of Families of Albemarle County records that David, under the name of Apperson, has five in his household, five outer buildings, and two dwellings on his plantation.
His property was about 20 miles southwest of Charlottesville, in St. Anne's Parish. Later it became the Fredericksville Parish.
David Epperson paid taxes on 162-1/2 acres of land, which was recorded in the first tax books of Albemarle County. He paid personal taxes in 1788 and 1792.
The names of David Epperson Sr. and his sons appear on the records of St. Anne's Parish. His name is on the Albemarle County Dissenters' Petition of 1776, voicing his loyalty to those others there who also wanted to be free from the Church of England.
When the call came to resist England, he and his sons were said to have been the first to stand at the crossroads of his parish, probably at Wood's Gap and the Three Notched Road. He along with several sons volunteered their service in Virginia regiments. His signature is affixed to a record which shows him to have been one of those paying for volunteers who were not financially able to enter service for their country and leave their families without support.
Family tradition states that David was a Major in the Revolutionary War. Brinkman found a record of his first enlistment, but could find no record of his commission as a Major. On the other hand, she was unable to find the record of enlistment of his son, Thompson, but did find his pension papers (he held the rank of Captain).
David Sr. and his son John both enlisted in the 14th Virginia Regiment and marched away on February 13th. David enlisted for two months; returned around mid-April for a short time, and then marched off again in May of 1777.
The Virginia State Library has a photostat copy of an original roll in the War Department, Washington, DC, which is “A Pay Roll of Capt. John Marks Company of the 14th Virginia Regimant Commanded by Colo. Charles Lewis, from their appointment to the 28th of April 1777.”
The entry shows that David Epperson was a private in this company, was appointed and enlisted February 13, and received £5 s1 d4 for his services. The name also appears on the rolls for May, June, July, August, September, October, and November, 1777. The name is sometimes spelled Apperson.
War Department (W.D.) 263, 2. See Brinkman, p. 249.
On the same day as his father, David Epperson Jr. left home with the 10th Virginia Regiment, having enlisted for three years. Other sons who also served in the Revolution were Francis, James, William, and Robert.
David Sr. was held in high esteem by his children, many of whom chose to remain on plantations close to his. The will of his son, Francis, who died of war injuries in 1784, bequeathed all his property "to his beloved father."
David and his wife were of the Baptist faith and raised their children as such. On at least one occasion, "the circuit rider of the Parish stopped for the night at his home and there were services after the supper things were taken away."
David regarded his wife, Hannah, as an equal, naming her the Executrix of his will. In this period, few women served in this capacity.
DEATH AND BURIAL
David Epperson Sr. died on 17 December 1799 in Albemarle County, Virginia. He was laid to rest in the small family burial plot on his land.
For more about the graveyard and my very special visit to it in 1994, along with some pictures, click on the link below.
David bequeathed all his real property, to his wife, Hannah, including the "Mantion Spot"; secondarily to be divided equally between his sons Charles and John. His personal property was to be divided equally among all his children: Robert, James, Thompson, William, John, Charles, Judith Gardner, Elizabeth Proctor, Susanna Langford, Hannah Freeman, and Lucy Burch or Burke.
His estate was taxed in 1800.
As each child had married, according to Brinkman's grandmother, David and Hannah had given each a portion of land and personal property as a wedding gift.
Their children (William, John, and Charles; Elizabeth, Judith, Susanna, and Lucy) were living on plantations adjoining theirs. In sum, at his death, 1400 acres on and bordering Epperson mountain were owned by this combined family. The only children not nearby were:
- Thompson: had gone to North Carolina in 1785.
- James: sold his property in 1795.
- Robert: presumably left earlier for Kentucky.
PREPARING FOR A BIG MOVE
John and his wife, Elizabeth, were already making plans to leave when David died. They had sold their own home and 400 acres of property to James Durrett on 28 November 1799. Then he sold his half of his inheritance to his brother, Charles, on 17 April 1800, just months after his father was buried.
Charles then moved his wife and children into the Epperson "mantion" with his now-widowed mother.
Charles was in the prime of life, and it must certainly have been his decision, just two years later, to make the journey to move onward. So many of their relatives, including a few of his brothers, had already left Virginia for either North Carolina, Tennessee, or Kentucky.
Hannah would not be left behind, and so she joined Charles and his family in making their preparations to leave the family home, the “Mantion Spot” that she and her husband had built. She stayed after her husband’s death only three years.
The Old House
A sentimental story about "the old house" on the Epperson property (or "the Mantion" as Epperson called it) was written by one of its long-time owners, Mrs. Randolph Ortman, in her book The Old House, published in 1897.
In 1802, Hannah, Charles and his wife "Salley", sold the last acreage, 66-3/4 acres, to Thomas Stribling. This was the second half, Charles’s half, of the inheritance from his father.
So Hannah left her comfortable home and joined with Charles, his family, and other settlers in the white-tented wagon train, following a yoke of oxen, into the wilderness. They went to Hawkins County, Tennessee. In 1803, the county was most of Eastern Tennessee. It's possible that her daughter Judith & James Gardner moved along with Hannah’s group; but this has not been proven.
For a woman who was pretty well set up in marriage, she certainly proved to be no fading lily the second half of her life. To read about the remainder of Hannah’s life with Charles and his family, click the link below.
Family tradition is that Hannah died in Estill County, Kentucky, a short distance from Richmond and just over the Madison County line. Most likely her grave is in the Drownling Creek Baptist church cemetery with an unmarked stone.
CHILDREN OF DAVID & HANNAH (THOMPSON) EPPERSON
- David Epperson Jr. was born about 1754. He married Judith Maupin, the daughter of Gabriel (son of Daniel and Ann Ballard) Maupin, of Albemarle County. He served in the Revolutionary War in the 10th Virginia Regiment and died at the Valley Forge Hospital. Although he is not a direct ancestor of our branch, his widow remarried a man who is: John Burch Sr.. Therefore David and his little family have captured my interest. Read about them in the link, below.
- Francis Epperson, was born about 1756. He made a will in January of 1777, prior to his service in the Revolutionary War, bequeathing everything to his father. He died in August of 1784 of his war injuries. A witness to the signing of his will was H. [Henry] W. Burk and James Gardner. We know that James Gardner was the husband of Francis's sister, Judith. Henry W. Burke must have been related to the John Burch Jr., the husband of his sister, Lucy Jane, but this is not documented as of yet.
- Thompson Epperson was born in 1757 on Epperson Mountain, St. Anne's Parish, Albemarle County, Virginia. On 22 September 1782, he married Mary Israel. They drove to Amherst to the Parsons House and were married, then returned home, remained two weeks and then removed South. He served in 1777 under Capt. Harris in Albemarle County, one month as a private; in 1780 under Capt. Suep six months as a private; in 1781 under Capt. Marks two months as a private; and at LaFayette and King's Mountain in North Carolina. He lived in Wilkes Co NC in 1785 and in Franklin Co GA in 1790. On 5 Nov 1835, Capt. John Stonecypher made affidavit in relation to the destitute condition of Capt. Thompson Epperson. His mind failed him in 1835, and he died on 9 Jun 1836 at Franklin Co GA. Mary died on 6 Nov 1843. They had seven children.
- James Epperson, was born at Albemarle County, Virginia; he mar. Mary. He served in the Revolutionary War, but it is uncertain where. He signed the Albemarle County Declaration of Independence on 21 April 1779, according to Woods' history of Albemarle County, Virginia. This declaration was signed by Albemarle citizens, renouncing and refusing all allegiance to George III, King of England, his heirs, etc. - and took allegiance to the Commonwealth of Virginia.
- John Epperson was born at Albemarle County, Virginia. He mar. 22 Dec 1788, Elizabeth Bowen. He served in the 14th VA Regiment with his father. Their home was a plantation of 400 acres with two houses and several small outer buildings. This property had been conveyed by Patent from the British Government unto Charles Lambert, July 14, 1769, and it was executed by Baron de Botetourt, Governor of the then Colony of Virginia. As he was arranging to leave Virginia, and he and Elizabeth sold their 400 acres on 28 November 1799 to James Durrett, who eventually willed it to his son, Richard Durrett in 1822. When John's father died in 1799, he inherited half of the land and almost immediately sold his half (66-1/2 acres) to his brother, Charles, on 17 April 1800. He stated in the deed, "it being all the lands left to the said John by his father's will." Having then disposed of all their property, John and his family went to Kentucky in 1800. In Lincoln Co KY there is a record of John Epperson's death in 1817. In the inventory of his property, his wife, Elizabeth, was given the family Bible valued at $4.00.
- William Epperson was born about 1762 at Albemarle County. He mar. 21 June 1788, Nancy Hicks. He served in the Revolutionary War but it is uncertain where.
- Robert Epperson. He served in the Revolutionary War but it is uncertain where. He married, in March 1805, Lucy Oberbick, at Madison County KY.
- Charles Epperson was born 14 July 1766 at Albemarle County. Before he was nine, the first battle of the Revolutionary War had been fought. He mar. on 16 Dec 1791, in Virginia, Sarah Love Lamb (b. 10 Mar 1772 in Virginia), the daughter of Richard and Mary (Pettis) Lamb of Albemarle County. He died on 15 Dec 1852 at Oxford, Illinois; she died there on 23 April 1853. They had 11 children.
- Judith Epperson mar. James Gardner. Land sold by James Gardner and his wife, Judith, in Madison County, Kentucky, would indicate that Judith Epperson Gardner was in Kentucky at this time with her mother.
- Susanna Epperson mar. Jonathan Langford, her first cousin, the son of Thomas Langford and Elizabeth Thompson.
- Hannah Epperson mar. (?) Freeman.
- LUCY JANE EPPERSON was born on 17 Jan 1786; she married John Burch Jr.
- Elizabeth Epperson mar. William Beauchamp Proctor. They had four children.
LUCY "JANE" EPPERSON was born in Albemarle County, Virginia, the daughter of David and Hannah (Thompson) Epperson.
On 17 January 1786, Lucy married JOHN BURCH JR., a young man from the same "neighborhood". This neighborhood was about 20 miles southwest of Charlottesville. John was born on 7 November 1752 in Pennsylvania, the son of John Burch Sr.
John's father had married the widow of Jane's oldest brother, David Epperson Jr., some time after 1782. To read about both generations of Burches, click the link, below.
Brinkman, Edna Epperson. The Story of David Epperson & His Family of Albemarle County Virginia. Hinsdale IL: 1933.
P. 13 = William Epperson born at sea, 1675. See also Parish Reg., p. 54.
P. 18 = David Sr. and Hannah of Baptist faith, circuit rider stopped for the night at their home and service was held after supper.
PP. 18, 24-25, 28 = Henry W. Burk and James Gardner, witnesses in Jan 1777 to will of Francis Epperson (b. 1756).
Pp. 18, 32 = Judith Epperson m. James Gardner
Pp. 25-26, 28 = Elizabeth Epperson mar. William Beauchamp Proctor; had four children.
Pp. 27, 277 = John & Elizabeth Epperson (son of David Sr.) sold half of inheritance to his brother, Charles, 17 April 1800.
P. 28 = Lucy Jane Epperson, b. 17 Jan 1786; marr. John Burch Jr.
P. 32 = Hannah Epperson, death Estill Co KY, Drownling Creek Baptist church cemetery, unmarked stone.
P. 277 = Hannah, Charles and Salley sold remaining acreage of inheritance, 1802.
P. 278 = Lucy Epperson m. John Burch Jr. on 17 Jan 1786; marr. bond signed by John Burch and Andrew Ray.
P. 280 = David Epperson Sr. paid land taxes 1788 and 1792, recorded in the first tax books of Albemarle Co VA.
P. 289 = David Epperson Sr. died on 17 Dec 1799, Albemarle Co VA. See also Wood's History of Albemarle, p. 398.
"First Families of America;" Compendium of American Genealogy, p. 247. Re. Susanna Epperson mar. Jonathan Langford, her 1st cousin.
Sherman, Nellie C. The Maupin Family with Allied Branches... (Morton IL: Tazewell, 1962).
The Virginia Historical Magazine 8/2 (Richmond, VA: House of the Society, 1978), “The Maupin Family”, pp. 216-18.
Watson, Nellie C. The Maupin Family with Allied Branches... (Morton IL: Tazewell, 1962).
For research on the Maupin family, from which Judith Maupin Epperson Burch originated; and other Burches married into.
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA
Albemarle County Deed Book, B. 14, p. 53. Re. Hannah, Charles and Salley Epperson sold remaining acreage of inheritance, 1802.
Re. John Burch Sr. & Judith (Maupin) Epperson:
- Charlottesville-Albemarle Historical Collection, 201 E. Market St., Charlottesville VA 22901.
- Albemarle Co. Historical Society, 220 Court Square, Charlottesville VA 22901. "Family and Estate Files". Location: 201 E. Market Street.
- Univ. of Virginia, Reference Dept., Alderman Library, Charlottesville VA 22903.
- Virginia State Lib. & Archives, 11th St. at Capitol Square, Richmond VA 23219-3491.
Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, 1766-1769. John Pendleton Kennedy, ed. (Richmond VA: Virginia State Library, 1906) p. 262. See Brinkman, p. 16.
Re. John Epperson (b,. 1735): On 16 November of "10 Geo. III. 1769", John Apperson and William Poindexter, the Inspectors of Tobacco at Littlepage's Warehouses, presented a claim to the House of Burgesses, as the warehouses were broken into in July and August that year, and about 4096 lbs. of tobacco was stolen. They asked the House to make "allowance as may seem just". The matter was referred to the Committee of Public Claims for examination. Then on 22 November, it was resolved that the men be reimbursed for the stolen tobacco at the Sum of 43 l. 9 s. 7 d.
New Kent County, St. Peter’s Parish records:
for birth and baptism of children of William Apperson, p. 10.
for birth and baptism of children of John & Elizabeth Apperson, p. 130.
Norford, William L. Marriages of Albemarle County and Charlottesville, Virginia - 1781-1929 (Charlottesville VA: Jarman Printing Co., 1956) p. 127.
Vogt, John and T. William Kethley, Jr. Albemarle County Marriages, 1780-1853 in three volumes - Virginia Historic Marriage Register. Athens, GA: Iberian Publishing Co.
Volume I: Alpha by Husband:
Burch, John m. Jane Epperson. 17 Jan 1786. Bondsman Andrew Ray. Dtr. of David Epperson & Judith Epperson, who both give signed consent. Witness: Bartelott Giles & Andrew Ray. [Rec. of Marr. Bonds, 1780-1806] [B/C Papers, 1780-87]. Minister: William Woods, no date given [Hudson's Register].
Virginia State Library Report
W.D. = War Department.
Apperson, David - (14 V.R.) W.D. 263-5.
Epperson, David - (14 V.R.) W.D. 263-2.
Epperson, David - Albemarle Auditor's Account 1779-221.
Epperson - Auditor's Account VII 159.
Epperson, David - Albemarle H.D. October 1780, 50, 71.
Epperson, David - H.D. October 1792, 28, 37. Miscellaneous Petitions, 1779; Dec. 14, 1780.
WORK STILL TO DO
Norford, William L. Marriages of Albemarle County and Charlottesville, Virginia - 1781-1929. Charlottesville VA: Jarman Printing Co., 1956.
Look up John Burch-Judith Epperson; John Burch-Jane Epperson; Hannah Burch-Dillard Sandridge.
Sherman, Nellie C. The Maupin Family with Allied Branches... (Morton IL: Tazewell, 1962). For Judith Maupin (Daniel & Ann Ballard Maupin).
FIND LAND PURCHASE: David Epperson from Robert Hammock.
It is mentioned in the Deed given on 4 Dec 1802, when his son Charles, sold to James Early, for 100 pounds, the last of his inherited property. See Brinkman, pp. 256-57, 277; also Albemarle County VA Deed Book B., p. 161. Brinkman doesn’t mention or list any deed from R. Hammock to D. Epperson. The property included:
165 acres including also five acres on the east side of the said tract that David Epperson bought of Robert Hammock now under cultivation. It being the tract of land that the said Charles Epperson now lives on, indicating it included the “Mantion Spot” where the David Epperson’s house was situated.
Secondly, several Epperson documents have as witnesses men named Bruce, Burke, or Bourk. This one indicates Epperson’s land bordered on “Bruce’s field”. etc. I believe this “Bruce” is really Burch. I believe that Burch and Epperson were neighbors. John Burch Sen. and Jun. both married Epperson women. If interested, see my further notes on my Burch family pages.
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