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John Lindsey Epperson
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Birth: Dec. 26, 1839
Council Bluffs
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA
Death: Dec. 19, 1928
Council Bluffs
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA


John Lindsey Epperson was actually the s/o Delena Lucena Epperson and unknown ? (death certificate says John Epperson) but remember this information was given in 1928 by a family member who may not have known the full circumstances and death certificates have been known to have been wrong.

However, at this time, this is the only record that we have that shows a father for him, Also, notice that even though it does list his mother's name as Delaney, it DOES NOT give her last name, which we know from family tradition that she was indeed Delena Epperson.

John was raised by his grandparents until his grandfather died and as seen in a 1850 census, he is listed with his grandmother, and several uncles and aunts.

1850 -Monroe Co.,, Iowa, page 316

Thomas EPPERSON35 farmer TN
Leah25 IN
Elizabeth 10 MO
Nancy 8 MO
Debraw 5 IN
Nancy 2 IN
Leah Epperson 55 TN
James 22 TN
William 20 TN
Milton 15 TN
John 10 IN

*John is age 10. It is believed that he was actually a grandson of Leah and Asa.

John Lindsey Epperson was an "Early Member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints". This information was found in ''.

Iowa Death Certificate:
Iowa, Pottawattamie Co.,, Iowa
John Epperson died Dec 19, 1928 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa. Male, white, married (wife's name-Bridget). Age at death was 88 years 11 months, 23 days. Occupation was Carpenter. Born in Indiana. Parents were John Epperson of Kentucky and Delaney ? of Kentucky. Died from static pneumonia-accompanying being bedfast with cancer of face, head and neck-exhaustion. Informant was Mrs. Claud A. Green of Council Bluffs, IA. Burial was in Walnut Hill Cemetery on 12-19-1928 by undertaker Leonard Jacks on of Council Bluffs, IA.

(Confirmed Walnut Hill cemetery on site for Pottawattamie Co ., IA to include him and his wife Bridget)

Also included is a certificate of Marriage of John Epperson to Bridget Whalen from Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa from Book B, page 348, Marshall Key, Justice of the Peace. Married on Jul 6, 1875 at the courthouse in Council Bluffs, Iowa.


Declaration for Original Invalid Pension "A" Aug 31, 1889

John Epperson resident of City of Council Bluffs, Co., of Pottawattamie, State of Iowa who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical John Epperson who Enrolled on the 20 day of August, 1862 and served in Company K of the 36th Regiment of Iowa Inf. and was Discharged at Benton Barracks, MO on the 15th day of January, 1863; that his personal description is as follows: Age 45 years, height 5 feet 9 1/2 inches; complexion, dark; hair, dark; eyes, grey.

That while a member of the organization aforesaid, in the service and in the line of his duty; at Benton Barracks in the State of Missouri about December 1862, he contracted rheumatisus caused by ? exposure and hardships incident to that service. That he was treated in hospitals as follows: Benton Barracks St. Louis, Missouri about Dec 1, 1862. That he has been employed in the military or naval service otherwise than as stated above from January 15, 1863 to February 1, 1865 in Co. F, Marine Regiment of United States Volunteers. That since leaving the service he has resided in Harlan, Shelby Co., IA; Glenwood, Mills Co., IA; Clarinda, Page Co., IA; Monroe Co., IA and Council Bluffs, IA

That prior to his entry into the service above named, he was a man of good, sound physical health, being, when enrolled, a Farmer. That he is now materially disabled from obtaining his subsistence by manual labor by reason of the injury or disabilty, above described, received in the service of the United States and he therefore makes this declaration for the purpose being placed on the invalid pension roll of the United States.

He hereby appoints, with full power of substitution, Louis K. Gillson and Co., of Chicago, Illinois, his true and lawful Attorneys to prosecute his claim. That he never received nor applied for a pension. That his Post Office address is Ave C 2230 Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa.

Signed by John Epperson with witnesses F.M. West and Isaac Doty both of Council Bluffs, IA. Dated Aug 31, 1889

1) Wife:
Janetta 'Jenette' 'Jenetty' Long
Married: 8 NOV 1861 in Monroe Co., Iowa
•Sex: F
•Birth: ABT 1837 in Indiana
•Death: 6 JUL 1868 in near Holaville, Page Co., Iowa


Mary C. Epperson b: 5 JUL 1862 in Iowa
Rosella Epperson b: 29 NOV 1865 in Iowa
Lydia L. Epperson b: 11 MAR 1868 in Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa

2) Wife:
Bridget Whalen
Married: 6 JUL 1875 in Council Bluff, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa•Sex: F
•Birth: 22 MAR 1856 in Pottawattamie Co., Iowa
•Death: 1935 in Council Bluff, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa
•Burial: Walnut Hill Cemetery, Council Bluff, Iowa


- Lulu Epperson b: 30 AUG 1876 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa
- Melissa Elsie Epperson b: 22 FEB 1878 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa
- Myrtle Alice Epperson b: 26 MAR 1880 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa
- Henry Epperson b: 5 MAY 1882 in Iowa
- Otis Epperson b: 27 APR 1884 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa
- Earnest O. Epperson b: 9 MAR 1886 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa
- Thomas Earl Epperson b: 3 JUL 1888 in Iowa
- Letty Epperson b: 5 MAR 1890 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa
- Lena Epperson b: 5 MAR 1890 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa
- Leatha Susie Epperson b: 6 JUL 1891 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa

Family links: 
  Delena Lucena Epperson-Cook Heath-Williams (1822 - 1910)
  Bridget Whalen Epperson (1856 - 1935)*
  Thomas E. Epperson (____ - 1966)*
  Melissa Elsie Epperson Campbell (1878 - 1957)*
  Myrtle A. Epperson Green (1880 - 1916)*
  John Henry Epperson (1882 - 1959)*
  James Otis Epperson (1884 - 1960)*
  Ernest O. Epperson (1886 - 1964)*
  Letha Epperson (1891 - 1969)*
  John Lindsey Epperson (1839 - 1928)
  Lucena L Cook Long (1848 - 1931)*
  Catherine Cook Moore (1849 - 1930)*
  Eudora Malissa Cook Webb (1852 - 1927)*
*Calculated relationship
Walnut Hill Cemetery
Council Bluffs
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA
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Record added: Apr 16, 2013
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