|Death: ||Oct. 30, 1847|
~~~ I have been blessed to have an 'original' copy of "David Epperson and His Family of Albemarle Co., VA" handed down through the family.
The 'Epperson' family have been traced back to the year six (6)...
Asa Epperson, child of John and Elizabeth Bowen Epperson. John Epperson born 176l Albamarle Co., VA and died 1817 in Lincoln Co., KY. Elizabeth Bowen Epperson born about 1761 in albamarle Co., VA.
John Epperson, Asa's father, was the son of 'David' and Hannah Judith Thompson Epperson. David was born in New Kent Co., VA in 1734 and died in Dec 1799 'Epperson Mountain' Plantation, Albemarle Co., VA and Hannah Judith Thompson Epperson was born 1735 Albemarle Co., VA and died 1814 Richmond, Madison Co., KY. "David Epperson and Family of Albemarle Co., Virginia"...by Enda Epperson Brinkman is no longer in publication, but can be purchased from Barnes and Noble.
From "The story of the Epperson Family of Albemarle County In Virginia"
page 259: IOWA, Monroe County. Pension -
EPPERSON, ASA - d. Aug 30, 1847, Monroe Co., IA. m. Leah Barron, Oct 13, 1814, Washington Co., TN. Applied for Pension from Burr Oak, Kansas, also Malvern, Iowa. Witness: Milton Epperson
From the National Archives, Washington, D.C.
Veteran's Name: EPPERSON, Asa
Pension Case Nmber: WO 5 255
Parents: Names are not stated.
Birth: Date and place are not stated.
Service: When Leah Epperson, widow of Asa Epperson, applied for pension under the acts of February 14, 1871 and March 9, 1878 on account of his War of 1812 service, it was alleged: He enlisted at Cincinnati, Ohio and served 3 months as Private under Captain Adams or Adkins in the Ohio Militia; he served in the Tennessee Militia under Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Bayles. Specific dates of enlistment and of discharge from service were not stated.
Pension: Pension was not allowed.
From the Adjutant General's Office, Nashville, TN.
The files of this office do not disclose any record of Asa Epperson as having served in the War of 1812. Suggest that you write the War Department, Records Division, Washington, D.C. ~~~~
P. B. Sirmons, Colonel.
Asst. Adj. Gen.
Unfortunately, many letters were written by Asa's family to apply for his 'Pension' from the War of 1812... to many different Departments of the Government... To no avail, as good records were not kept back then.
Children of a Asa and Leah Epperson:
Thompson- Born 18 September 1815 Nashville Davidson county Tennessee
Ira - born 25 March 1816 in Nashville Davidson county Tennessee
Nancy Serena - Born about 1818 in Nashville Davidson county Tennessee
Gilbert John - Born 25 March 1820 in Nashville Davidson county Tennessee
Delena Lucina - warned 22nd of August 1822 Perry County Tennessee
Lavina - Born about 1825 Nashville Davidson county Tennessee
James Terrell - Born 12 November 1827 Washington county Tennessee
William Green - born 13 February 1831 Nashville Davidson county Tennessee
Milton Asa born 2 April 1834 Perry County Tennessee
John Epperson (1761 - 1817)
Elizabeth Bowen Epperson (1761 - ____)
Leah Barron Epperson (1796 - 1884)*
Ira Epperson (1816 - 1852)*
Gilbert John Epperson (1820 - 1895)*
Delena Lucena Epperson-Cook Heath-Williams (1822 - 1910)*
Lavina Epperson Findley (1825 - 1889)*
James Terrell Epperson (1827 - 1909)*
William Green Epperson (1831 - 1917)*
Milton Asa Epperson (1834 - 1921)*
James Epperson (1787 - 1853)*
Asa Epperson (1792 - 1847)
Benjamin F. Epperson (1797 - 1854)*
Created by: AngelWings
Record added: Jun 05, 2012
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