|Birth: ||Aug. 13, 1832|
|Death: ||Nov. 11, 1911|
Son of Colonel Travis Harris Epes and Elizabeth Branch Jones Epes. He married Louisa (Lula) May Doyle on 11 Oct 1886 in Weiland, Dinwiddie, Virginia. They had the following children: Travis Fletcher in 1887,Martha Elizabeth in 1891 and Branch Pegram in 1893.
Branch Jones Epes was born at Fancy Hill in Nottoway County. He attened Hampden-Sydney College and was a member of the University of Virginia's Law Class of 1852. He was a charter member of the fraternity Delta Kappa Epsilon. He moved to Dinwiddie County in 1854. He was a prominent citizen, lawyer and office holder. He was Commonwealth's Attorney and Judge. He served as Dinwiddie's representative to the 1901-2 Constitutional Convention in Richmond. During the Civil War he commanded Johnston's Virginia Heavy Artillery,CSA. Most of the Company was recruited by Captain Epes. It was stationed practically the entire war at Drewry's Bluff in Chesterfield County where it was used to protect the James River from Union gunboats trying to reach Richmond. Epes had a distinguished record of service and was a most capable officer. After the war he returned to Dinwiddie. In 1905 he bought Gatewood where he lived the rest of his life. Judge Epes died at the 11th minute past the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the 11th year of the century and remarked upon this as he passed.
Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Sep 12, 2006
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