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Bridget Whalen Epperson
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Birth: Mar. 22, 1856
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA
Death: 1935
Council Bluffs
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA

2nd wife of John Lindsey Epperson

Married: 6 JUL 1875 in Council Bluff, Pottawattamie Co., 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
- John Henry Epperson b: 5 MAY 1882 in Iowa
- James 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


Civil War Pension Files (Mar 27, 1915) Case # 555507 John Epperson residing at 2301 AVE F Council Bluffs, Iowa
-Born on Dec 26, 1839 Fountain Co., Indiana.
-Served in 36th Iowa Inf.
-Post Office at enlistment was Albia, IA Monroe Co.
-Wife's full name is Bridget Whalen
-Married on July 6, 1875 Council Bluffs, IA by Marshall Key at Courthouse in Council Bluffs, IA.
-Previously married to Janetta Long on Nov 8, 1861. She died on Jul 26, 18 68 in Page Co., Iowa.
-Present wife had no previous marriages. Currently living with her now.

Declaration for Widow's Pension (Act of May 1920) Dec 27, 1928

On this 27th day of December, 1928, before me, the undersigned, personally appeared Bridget Epperson, who makes the following declaration as an application for the pension under the provisions of the act of Congress approved May 1, 1920. That she is 72 years of age, that she was born March 22, 1856 at Pottawattamie Co.,, Iowa. That she is the widow of John Epperson who enlisted Aug 20, 1862 at Albia, Iowa under the name of (this appears to look like James) James Epperson in Co K 36th Reg't, Iowa Vol Inf. was honorably discharged Jan 15, 1863 having served ninety days or more. That he died December 19, 1928 at Council Bluffs, Iowa. That he also served in Co. F 1st ? Bar. Mississippi Marine Brigade.

That she was married to said soldier July 6, 1875 under the name Bridget Whalen at Council Bluffs, Iowa by Marshall Key, JP; that she had not been previously married, that he had been previously married: married Jenetty Long, Jul 6, 1861 who died in July 1868 near Holaville, Page Co., Iowa.

That one member of her family served in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard of the United States between April 6, 1917 and July 2, 1921.

Thomas Earl Epperson served in U.S. Marines, sailed from Paris Island to France, enlisted Omaha about June 1917, discharged in June 1919. Said soldier is living, was not injured in said service.

Signed Dec 27, 1928 by Bridget Epperson, 2301 Avenue F, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Witnesses were Everett Campbell and James Epperson, both of Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Family links: 
  John Lindsey Epperson (1839 - 1928)
  Thomas E. Epperson (____ - 1966)*
  Melissa Elsie Epperson Campbell (1878 - 1957)*
  John Henry Epperson (1882 - 1959)*
  James Otis Epperson (1884 - 1960)*
  Ernest O. Epperson (1886 - 1964)*
  Letha Epperson (1891 - 1969)*
*Calculated relationship
Walnut Hill Cemetery
Council Bluffs
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA
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Record added: Apr 16, 2013
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