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Thomas Jefferson Epps
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Birth: Apr. 4, 1858
Georgia, USA
Death: May 25, 1935
Clarke County
Georgia, USA

T J (Thomas Jefferson) EPPS
Athens Banner Herald, Sunday, May 26, 1935
Transcribed by Connie Epps Bond, June 12, 2007
DOB: 04 Apr 1858 Born, Oconee Co., GA
DOD: 25 May 1935

1st marriage:
2nd married: 21 Oct 1886 in Oconee Co., GA Sarah Eugenia Evelyn LANGFORD


T J EPPS, 77, DIES
HERE SATURDAY P.M

Funeral Services for Well-
Known Athenian to Be
Held This Afternoon

T. J. Epps, 77, well known Athens man, died at his residence, 1020 Hancock avenue, Saturday afternoon at 2:45 o'clock after an illness of ten days.

Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock at Prince Avenue Baptist church, conducted by Dr. Pope A Duncan, pastor of the church.

Pallbearers will be T. E. Guilledge, Robert Martin, J. L. Pendley, Jr., J. R. Davis, B. L. Adams, and H. D. Logan. Interment will be in Oconee Hill cemetery, with McDorman-Bridges in charge.

Surviving Mr. Epps, are his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Langford Epps; four daughters, Mrs. H. E. Thomas, Mrs. Wm. McKinnon, Mrs. L. E. Blakey, and Mrs. Allen G. Smith all of Athens; four sons, Ben T. Epps, sr., Athens; Carol Epps, Rome, GA.; Lieutenant Wm. B. Epps, United States Navy, and Robert L. Epps, Savannah, GA; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Roy Epps, Athens; son-in-law, Powell D. Bush, Dahlonega, GA; a brother, J. M. Epps, Tucker, GA. Twenty-one grand-children; and two great-grandchildren also survive.

Mr. Epps was born in Oconee county, but had been a resident of Athens for the past 28 years. Before his retirement he was for many years one of Clarke county's leading farmers. Mr. Epps' family had been prominently connected in the business life of
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T. J. Epps, 77 dies
Here Saturday P.M.
(continued from page one)

Athens for many years and his death will strike a note of profound sorrow in this community.

A member of the Baptist faith; Mr. Epps until age compelled him to leave, the more active paths of life, took a keen interest in the affairs of his church as well as the affairs of the city and county.

His death will leave a void which will indeed be hard to fill.


EPPS The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Epps, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. William McKinnon, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Blakey, Mr. and Mrs. Allen G. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Ben T. Epps, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Epps, Rome, GA, Lieut. And Mrs. William B. Epps, Long Beach, Calif., Mr. Robert L. Epps, Savannah, GA; Mrs. Roy Epps, Prof. P. D. Bush, Dahlonega, GA, and Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Epps, Tucker, GA., are invited to attend the funeral of Mr. T. J. Epps, Sunday afternoon, May 26th, 1935, from the Prince Avenue Baptist church at 4:00 o'clock. Dr. Pope A Duncan, pastor of the Prince Avenue Baptist Church will officiate. Mr. T. E. Gulledge, Mr. Robert Martin, Mr. J. L. Pendley, Jr., Mr. J. R. Davis, Mr. B. L. Adams and Mr. H. O. Logan will serve as pallbearers and will please meet at McDorman-Bridges at three-thirty (3:30). Interment will be in Oconee Hill cemetery. McDorman-Bridges.



##Notes from CEB:
##
grand Parents: * William (born Dinwiddie, VA) Abt. 1799 - 31 Jan 1865
and * Sarah Alexander EPPS 1804 - 04 Aug 1852
(both buried Epps Cem, Epps Bridge Parkway, Clarke Co., GA)

parents: Thomas N Epps 28 Jul 1828 - 17 Jun 1916
Cecelia Penelope JENNINGS 10 Sep 1834 - 02 Aug 1895
Marriage: 31 Mar 1853 Clarke Co, GA
Bur Mars Hill Baptist Church Cem, Oconee Co, GA


Aunts and Uncles::
Elizabeth Epps 1824 -
Henry Thomas Stephens Abt. 1823 - 25 Sep 1860
Marriage: 21-Mar 1840 C-37 Clarke Co, GA

Susan Epps 11 Dec 1826
Jesse N Doolittle 30 Nov 1823 1904
Marriage: 02 Apr 1857 Clarke Co, Athens, GA D-226
bur Walton Grove Cem, Walton Co., GA


Meary Epps 1830
Marriage: never married
* Bur Epps Cem, Epps Bridge Parkway, Clarke Co, GA

Sarah Jane EPPS 1837- 25 May 1927
* Bur Epps Cem, Epps Bridge Parkway, Clarke Co, GA
Hillyer Whitehead 1833 - 1860
bur Silver Creek, Polk Co, GA
Marriage: 31 Jan 1856 Clarke Co., GA D-176

Martha "Mattie" Epps Abt. 1834
Thomas H Patman
Marriage: 13 May 1855 Clarke Co., GA D-162
Buried

William Patrick Epps 1836
* Bur Epps Cem, Epps Bridge Parkway, Clarke Co, GA
Marriage: never married

Lucinda Epps 1838
Marriage: never married
* Bur Epps Cem, Epps Bridge Parkway, Clarke Co., GA

Joseph Aaron Epps 1858 - 13 Nov 1930
Marriage:
* Bur Epps Cem, Epps Bridge Parkway, Calrke Co., GA

Salina Epps 1845 - 15 Jun 1911
interred Oconee Hill Cem, Clarke Co., GA
Robert E Kirkpatrick DOB: - DOD: 10 Aug 1929

1850 Census, Clarke Co., GA, Vinson District, 13th day of Sept 1850
family before John Chancey family after Wm Yarbrough
41 41
William Epps 57 M farmer 10,600 VA
Sarah Epps 48 F GA
Elizabeth Epps 26 F
Susan Epps 24 F
Thomas N Epps 22 M
Meary Epps 20 F
Jane Epps 18 F
Martha Epps 16 F
Patrick Epps 14 M
Lucinda Epps 12 F
Joseph Epps 8 M
Salina Epps 5 F

Marriage: 28 Nov 1872 Clarke Co, Athens, GA F-1 Clarke Co marriage book has an error, states married Robert Kirk. I looked up the original marriage record. Transcription error. I have included a copy of the section where I think they picked up the error (from microfish at Watkinsville, GA) Clarke Co Marriage Records.


1860 Clarke Co., GA
family
Epps, Thomas N 31 m, W 600 1900
Epps, Cecilia P 24 f, w
Epps, William P.H. 6 m, w
Epps, Sarah S 4 f,w
Epps, Thomas J 2 m,w
Infant 2/12 * This is Joseph Milton Epps

Thomas North Epps,Cecilia Penelope Jennings Epps,
William Patrick Henry Epps, Sarah Epps, Thomas Jefferson Epps, infant is Joseph Milton Epps


William Epps died January 31, 1865











1870 Clarke Co., GA 241 st Dist
Epps, Thomas N. 42, m, w 2000 800
Cecilia P 35 f,w
Wm. P.H. 16 m,w
Sarah 14, f,w
Thomas J. 12 m,w
Milton 10 m,w
Early O 8, m, w

Thomas North Epps, Cecilia Penelope Jennings Epps,
William Patrick Henry Epps, Sarah Epps, Thomas Jefferson Epps, Joseph Milton Epps, Early Oscar Epps





1880 Buncombe, Oconee, GA June 10
family 29
Thomas N. Epps Self M Male W 50 GA Farmer GA GA GA
Penelope Epps Wife M Female W 45 GA keeping house GA GA GA
Sarah Epps Dau S Female W 24 GA GA GA
Thomas Epps son S Male W 22 GA Farm laborer GA GA GA
Joseph M Epps son S Male W 20 GA Farm laborer GA GA GA
Early O Epps son S Male W 17 GA Farm laborer GA GA GA
Wm Hudson other Male B 23 GA Farm laborer GA GA GA

Thomas North Epps, Cecilia Penelope Jennings Epps, Sarah Epps,
Thomas Jefferson Epps, Joseph Milton Epps, Early Oscar Epps and William Hudson (B)


Thomas Jefferson Epps married Sarah Eugenia Evelyn Langford
October 21,1886 Oconee County, GA


1900 Princeton Clarke, Georiga June 8
family 159
Thomas J Epps Apr 1858 42 GA GA GA
Evilline Epps Dec 1869 30
Benjamni T Epps Feb 1888 12
Ethiel M Epps Oct 1889 10
Carl Epps Nov 1891 8
Ruthey Epps Mar 1895 5
Roy B Epps Feb 4897 3
Lannie Epps Jun 1899 * Lourene 11/12
Eligha Stephens June 1878 black servant 21


1900 Princeton Clarke, Georiga June 8
Family 160
Jennings, James (black family)


1900 Princeton Clarke, Georiga June 8
Family 161
Epps, Joseph A June 1849 57 wd GA VA GA

(note from Connie: Joseph Aaron Epps is son of William Epps
and Sarah Alexander Epps and an uncle of Thomas Jefferson Epps)


1910 Athens Ward 4, Clarke, Georgia April 26
Family 122
Thomas J Epps Thomas Jefferson Epps 52
Erie Epps Evie Epps 40
Ben T Epps Benjamin Thomas Epps 22
Carl Epps 18
Ruth Epps 15
Roy B Epps Roy Bedford 13
Heram Epps Lourene 10
Rosamond Epps 8
Morelle Epps Mozelle Epps 5
William V Epps 2



Louie Blakely married Lourene Epps Sept 19, 1915 Clarke Co, GA

William McKinnon married Ruth Epps November 10, 1917 Clarke Co, GA

Roy Bedford Epps married Maud Pauline Thompson February 14, 1919, Clarke co, GA


Carl Epps married Claudine Henry












1920 Athens Ward 4, Clarke, Georgia January 6
family 109

Thomas J Epps carpender 61
Evie Epps 50
Carl Epps foreman knitting mill 28
Rosamond Epps 17
Moselle Epps 14
William Epps 12
Robert Epps 9
Roy B Epps superintendent auto battery station 22
Pauline Epps daughter in law wife of Roy Bedford 21
Mary Dickens Aunt 81




1930 Militia District 216, Clarke, Georgia April 2
family 36
Thomas J Epps 71
Evelyn L Epps 60 Evelyn Langford
Moselle Epps 25
William McKinnon 33 husband of Ruth Epps
Ruth E McKinion 35 wife of William McKinnon


1930 Militia District 216, Clarke, Georgia April 2
family 37
Louie E Blakely 43 M29
Lourene 31 M16 (Lourene Epps dau of Thomas Jefferson Epps)
Bernie 11
Barbara J 1 10/12


1930 Militia District 216, Clarke, Georgia April 2
Family 38
Joseph A Epps 83 wid (son of William and Sarah Alexander Epps and Uncle of Thomas Jefferson Epps)

##
Note from Connie Epps Bond June 12, 2007

Sources: Census records, Epps family Bible, History of the People of Mars Hill Baptist Church, compiled by Amy Warren Sanders, stories handed down thru family members, Nelle Epps and Dee Epps (other Epps researchers on the line of William & Sarah Alexander Epps and their children.) Research of Mozelle Epps Smith.


Thomas Jefferson Epps 04 Apr 1858-25 May 1935
(married 21 Oct 1886 in Oconee Co., GA Sarah Eugenia Evelyn LANGFORD)
(both bur Oconee Hill Cem, Clarke Co., GA)


Children:

Benjamin Thomas Epps,(Georgia Aviator) 20 Feb 1888- 16 Oct 1937
bur Oconee Hill Cem, Clarke Co, GA - Clarke Co., GA
married Lucile Omie Williams 07 Dec 1913

Rosamond EPPS Bush 22 Nov 1901- 04 Aug 1925
bur Oconee Hill Cem, Clarke Co, GA
married Powell Daniel Bush 25 Mar 1922

Roy Bedford EPPS 19 Feb 1897- 14 Mar 1931
bur Oconee Hill Cem, Clarke Co, GA - Clarke Co., GA
married Maud Pauline Thompson 04 Feb 1919

Ethel Mae EPPS Thomas 03 Oct 1889- 01 Sep 1986 bur Oconee Hill Cem, Clarke Co, GA - Clarke Co., GA
Married Henry Eugene Thomas 18 Dec 1907

Carl EPPS 15 Nov 1891- 10 Jun 1967
bur Oconee Hill Cem, Clarke Co, GA
married Claudine Henry 07 Mar 1923

Ruth EPPS McKinnon 29 Mar 1895- 16 Aug 1985
bur Oconee Hill Cem, Clarke Co, GA
married William McKinnon 10 Nov 1917

Lourene EPPS Blakely Toney 30 Jun 1899- 18 Oct 1984
bur Evergreen Cem, Clarke Co, GA
married first Louie Emzy Blakeley 19 Sep 1915
married second M T Toney


Martha "Mattie" Mozelle EPPS Smith 22 Feb 1905- 01 Sep 2003
bur Oconee Hill Cem, Clarke Co, GA
married Allen Grady Smith 24 Nov 1932



William Bunyun EPPS 10 Dec 1907- 10 Jan 2001
Veterans Mem Cem, Woodlands, TX
Married Bertha Lucinda "Lue" Carter 02 Sep 1933

Margaret EPPS 26 Jun 1922

Robert Lee Epps 09 Jun 1910- 13 Nov 1981
bur Forest Lawn Cem, Norfolk, VA
married Margaret Virginia Spangler 05 Sep 1944


Parents:
Thomas North Epps & Cecilia Penelope Jennings Epps (bur Mars Hill Cem, Oconee Co., GA)

Grand Parents:
William and Sarah Alexander Epps (bur Epps Cem, Epps Bridge Parkway, Clarke Co., GA)

Syblings:

Sarah S. EPPS (June 12, 2007 still researching)

William Patrick Henry EPPS married Emma Lester 12 Dec 1875, Clarke Co., GA
08 Feb 1854-12 Sep 1908 (both are bur Fairview Cem, Madison, Morgan Co., GA)

Joseph Milton EPPS
1860-14 Jun 1940 (bur East View Cem-Fulton Co, GA)
married 1st Josephine "Jodie" LESTER married 09 Nov 1882 (bur Lester Cem, Cleveland Rd, Clarke Co,GA), 2nd Eugenia "Genie" Huff married 19 May 1892 Oconee Co., GA (June 12, 2007 have not found her obit and burial site.)

E O "Early Oscar" EPPS
1861-1907 (bur Mars Hill Bapt Church Cem, Oconee Co., GA-Oconee Co., GA)
married first (Susan "Sunie" HODGES 20 Dec 1880 in Oconee Co., GA) (burial site questionable)
married second (Anna Lee Herndon 31 May 1891 in Walton Co., GA) (bur Mars Hill Bapt Church Cem, Oconee Co., GA-Oconee Co., GA)
Note from Connie: Connie Epps Bond descends from EO. & Anna Lee Herndon Epps, thru their son Oscar Earl Epps Sr & Lottie Rebecca Wallace Epps.


Parents

Thomas North EPPS 28 Jul 1828- 17 Jun 1916
Cecelia Penelope JENNINGS 10 Sep 1834- 02 Aug 1895
married 31 Mar 185
(both buried in Mars Hill Baptist Church Cem, Oconee Co., GA)
Grand Parents

William Epps (born Dinwiddie, VA) Abt. 1799 ? - Feb 1865
Sarah Alexander Epps 1804- 04 Aug 1852
Married 23 Jan 1826
(both buried Epps Cem, Epps Bridge Parkway, Clarke Co., GA





Thomas Jefferson Epps family




parents of Thomas Jefferson Epps
EPPS
Thomas North and Cecilia Penelope Jennings
Buried Mars Hill Baptist Church, Oconee Co, GA



### If you find errors or corrections, please contact Connie. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas North Epps (1829 - 1916)
  Cecilia Penelope (Mrs. C.P.) Jennings Epps (1834 - 1895)
 
 Spouse:
  Evelyn Langford Epps (1869 - 1967)*
 
 Children:
  Carl Epps (1891 - 1967)*
  Ruth Epps McKinnon (1895 - 1985)*
  Roy Bedford Epps (1897 - 1931)*
  Ethel Epps Thomas (1899 - 1986)*
  Rosamund Epps Bush (1901 - 1925)*
   Mozelle Epps Smith (1905 - 2003)*
  William Bunyan Epps (1907 - 2001)*
  Robert Lee Epps (1910 - 1981)*
  Lorene Epps Toney (1924 - 2010)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Patrick Henry Epps (1854 - 1908)*
  Thomas Jefferson Epps (1858 - 1935)
  Early Oscar (E O) Epps (1861 - 1907)*
  Joseph Milton Epps (1863 - 1940)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oconee Hill Cemetery
Athens
Clarke County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Connie Epps Bond
Record added: May 26, 2010
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Thomas Jefferson Epps
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