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Asa Epperson
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Birth: 1792
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Oct. 30, 1847
Lovilia
Monroe County
Iowa, USA

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.
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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....

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Thanks to Carolyn Ellison (Deceased) for information on Benjamin Franklin Epperson.....

Asa had one brother, Benjamin Franklin Epperson, Sr. who was born 1797 in Sinking Springs, Washington Co., TN and died in 1854. (This has not been proven with documentation)

Benjamin married Nancy Barron, daughter of Thomas and Phoebe Jobe Epperson and sister of Leah Barron, Asa's wife. To this Union two (2) children, Nancy Serena (1817) and Benjamin (1818) were born. This is 'tricky' as Asa and Leah, also, had a daughter, Nancy Serena born 1818.... Hope I don't have some 'misinformation' on the two 'Nancy' Epperson's. Benjamin and Nancy divorced... He then married Deborah Rennick.. they had a son, Benjamin Franklin Epperson, Jr.
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Asa and Leah Barron Epperson had nine (9) children: THOMAS b. 1815; IRA b. 1816; NANCY SERENA b. 1818; JOHN GILBERT b. 1820; DELENA LUCENA b. 1822; LAVINA b. 1825; JAMES TERRELL b. 1827; WILLIAM GREEN b. 1831; MILTON ASA Epperson b. 1834.

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A family 'Portrait' of Asa Epperson has his birthdate as '1792' listed on the back. There have been various birthdates 'assigned' to him by 'descendants'.. I think the picture 'rules'...
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Thanks to 'Cathy' Researcher:
an 'original' copy: A numbered copy of the "Land Grant", city of Crawfordsville, Fountain Co., IN was issued to "Asa" Epperson; June 17, 1836. Asa's land purchase was for One Hundred and Twenty acres at a rate of one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre... amounting to $150.00. Asa signed his name "Asa" Epperson. Many 'researchers' have said his name was 'James Asa Epperson'...
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On my very first visit with "Bertelle" Bierman Swick, wife of Virgil Swick, I had the opportunity to share Virgil's research he had done in his later years before he passed away. "Swick"... from the 'Myers' line...

In his type written, research papers was a letter from a Mrs. Zimmerman. She was, apparently in the "Epperson" family tree. The letter was sent, to Virgil, explaining the family link between Asa Epperson, born 1792, and his Uncle Charles Epperson, born 1766. The letter stated that "Charles" was appointed the Executor of Asa's Will.

Bertelle 'donated' antique furniture and possibly her husband's 'Family' research to the Oregon City Historical Library and Museum, Oregon City, Clackamas Co., OR. A picture of Virgil Swick, with his Post Office Group, is in the 'reception' area of this Library and Museum.

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Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Epperson (1761 - 1817)
  Elizabeth Bowen Epperson (1761 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Leah Barron Epperson (1796 - 1884)*
 
 Children:
  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)*
 
 Sibling:
  Asa Epperson (1792 - 1847)
  Benjamin F. Epperson (1797 - 1854)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Manley Cemetery
Monroe County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Patti Myers
Record added: Jun 05, 2012
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Asa Epperson
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Asa Epperson
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Asa Epperson
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