Francis Wayles Eppes

Francis Wayles Eppes

Birth
Death 30 May 1881 (aged 79)
Burial Orlando, Orange County, Florida, USA
Plot He is buried in the Eppes-Shine Plot. F/N & O-1
Memorial ID 51855537 · View Source
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He was the son of President Thomas Jefferson's daughter, Maria Jefferson Eppes, and John Wayles Eppes, former Senator from Virginia and member of Virginia House of Representatives. Francis moved his family to Tallahassee, Florida after his grandfather died. He was a planter and served several terms as intendant (mayor) of Tallahassee, Florida. He was very active in the Episcopal Church holding meetings at his home before a church was built. He was instrumental increating FSU in Tallahassee, and there is a bronze statue of him on the grounds There is also a scholarship named for him.

On March 15, 1837 Francis remarried, a widow, Mrs. Susan Margaret Ware Crouch. He had 13 children with two wives, and is buried with his second wife in Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando, Florida. There is an Eppes-Shine plot in that cemetery. After the Civil War he moved his family to Orange County, Florida near Orlando, and went into citris farming, and was still active in the Episcopal church, and died there.

He was known as Francis Wayles Eppes VII not Senior. All the Francis Eppes before him have a number, and they go way back to I.



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  • Created by: Joan Martindale Roth
  • Added: 1 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 51855537
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Wayles Eppes (20 Sep 1801–30 May 1881), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51855537, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Orange County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Joan Martindale Roth (contributor 47279595) .