|Birth: ||Apr. 13, 1800|
|Death: ||Sep. 20, 1880|
Pedro W. Epperson, deceased, the subject of this detailed biographical notice was recognized as one of the citizens of Knox county, consistent for their enterprising industry and success in agricultural pursuits. He was one of the pioneers of this section of the country, having come to the county in 1836, from the state of Kentucky. He was prosperous in all his pursuits and today is remembered as one of the leading men of the county.
Mr. Epperson was born in Virginia, April 13, 1800 and grew up in his native state to young manhood and was united in Marriage to wife Elizabeth Dalton, who was born in Virginia, May 6, 1803. To them were born 11 children named as follows: Sarah A, Lydia J, William D, James W, John H, Christina, Charles L, Mary E, Thomas P, Francis M, and Henry F.
Mr. Epperson held many important offices in the township in which he lived and assisted in laying out the wagon road to Rock Island. As previously stated he came from Kentucky in 1836, with his wife and six children and settled in Rio Township in which part of the county he departed this life and was there buried.
He was a genial warm hearted man of affable and kindly manners on that his loss was widely felt. He was a member of the Baptist church and a consistent worthy Christian, living the principals in his daily life in a noble charity and a generous feeling for his fellow men.
At his death he left to his widow 190 acres of land, 90 of which is in timber, besides other property in Rio Township, so that she would be amply provided for in a worldly point of view.
He was a member of the Masonic fraternity in good standing being a member of Oxford Lodge No 332. He was connected with the lodge for over 30 years. His passage may be traced back to English origin. Mrs. Epperson's lineage is traced back to the same country as her husband.
Biography furnished by Janet Donner
Married Elizabeth Hart Dalton on January 4, 1824 in Madison County, Kentucky.
Charles Epperson (1766 - 1852)
Sarah Love Lamb Epperson (1772 - 1853)
Elizabeth Hart Dalton Epperson (1803 - 1892)
Lydia J Epperson Weir (1825 - 1900)*
W D Epperson (1827 - 1904)*
J. W. Epperson (1830 - 1911)*
John Hiram Epperson (1835 - 1903)*
Charles Isom Epperson (1837 - 1898)*
Created by: Judi Paustian McDowell
Record added: Jun 20, 2009
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