"The Story David Epperson and his Family of Albemarle, Co., VA"Page 21
"The Old House" Bless it's old heart, if we could count years as it can, we too might be peaceful and restful. But our lives are so short, we come and go so fast, no wonder at times the old House seems looking down on us with sadness; for surely the graveyard in the meadow nearby tells the story of man's short existence. The happy, merry people whose voices once made the walls of the old House ring rest there under the myrtle and boxwood, watched over by the nightingale and whip-poor-will. The old headstones, moss and ivy covered, lean down toward their dead lovingly, as though wishing to get nearer to them.
Source: Edna Epperson Brinkman
"David Epperson and his Family of Albemarle Co., VA"
In 1802 Hannah started for Hawkins County, Tennesse, with her son Charles and family, leaving presummably five daughters and one son in Albemarle. Hannah's daughter, Judith, who married James Gardner was said to have moved to Tennesse and Kentucky with her mother and her brother Charles, but this statement was not proved. Make your own 'conclusion' after reading the following.
When Hannah left her home on the 'mountain' (Epperson Mountain), she left her dead in the little lot on the hillside overloooking the great beautiful valley toward the East. From the description in the deeds of the property sold at this time, David's home and grave seem to be a
part of the 'Blue Ridge Farm' in Greenwood, Virginia.
Hannah took this long journey with her son, Charles and his family. Arriving in Kentucky, Charles bought a home in Estill County, a short distance from the little town of Richmond and just over the Madison County line.
There is an unmarked stone in "Drowling Creek Church Cemetery" near the little station of Panola, on the Loiusville and Nashville Railroad. A cut of this church and cemetery is given herein. In this cemetery, with an unmarked stone, is probably the grave of Charles' mother, Hannah. The family story was that "Hannah' died in Kentucky. Land sold about this time by James Gardner and his wife, Judith, in Madison County, Kentucky, would indicate that Hannah's daughter, Judith Epperson Gardner, was in Kentucky at this time with her mother.
CHILDREN OF DAVID and HANNAH EPPERSON:
- Hannah EPPERSON FREEMAN b: 1754 in Albemarle Co., Virginia
- David Jr. EPPERSON b: 1755 in Albemarle Co., VA
- Francis EPPERSON b: 1756 in Albemarle Co., Virginia
- Thompson EPPERSON b: 1757 in 20 miles S.W. of Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., VA (Epperson Mt.)
- John EPPERSON b: 1761 in Albemarle Co., VA (my 4th Gr. Grandfather)
- William EPPERSON b: 1762 in Albemarle Co., Virginia
- Robert EPPERSON b: 1764 in Albemarle Co., Virginia
- Lucy Jane EPPERSON BURCH b: 1765 in Albemarle Co., Virginia
- Charles EPPERSON b: 14 Jul 1766 in Albemarle Co., Virginia
- Judith EPPERSON GARDNER b: 1768 in Albemarle Co., Virginia
- Susanna EPPERSON LANGFORD b: 1770 in Albemarle Co., VA
- Elizabeth EPPERSON PROCTOR b: 1776 in Albemarle Co., Virginia
~~~ I have been blessed to have an 'original' copy of "David Epperson and His Family of Albemarle Co., VA" handed down through the family.
David Epperson (1734 - 1799)
John Epperson (1761 - 1817)*
Charles Epperson (1766 - 1852)*
Specifically: Please See 'Bio' ***
Created by: AngelWings
Record added: Apr 18, 2013
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