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Epperson Family Bible Records

Epperson - Ridgway - Roark - Spencer Family Bible Record

1751-1915

Bible printed in 1793. Other surnames mentioned: Adams, Callaway, Gilliam, and Younger.


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EPPERSON

Records copied April 16, 1936, by Juliet Fauntleroy, from a family Bible in the possession of Mrs. Eliza Gilliam Epperson Cothren, (Mrs. John H. Cothren), of Altavista, Campbell County, Virginia.  This Bible bears the arms of Great Britain, and was published in Edinburgh, MDCCXCIII. "Printed by Mark and Charles Kerr, His Majesty's Printers."



(On the inside of the front cover is written:)

Joseph Epperson's Book December 12th 1819  25 {Letter L with slash / through it}

Samuel Epperson (smeared and evidently written later.)

(On blank spaces at "The End of the Old Testament.")

Nancy Ridgway was bornd {sic} Febuary {sic} 5th 1818

William R. Epperson was born March 31st 1806.

Samuel R. Epperson the son of Little Berry and Elisabeth
was born the 6 {blank space} 1790

James R. Epperson the son of Samuel and {blank space} Epperson

Anna was born June 17th 1810 on Sunday

James R. Epperson was born June 17th 1810 on Sunday

Samuel Epperson was born May 6th 1790

Littleberry E. Roark was Born DecemBer {sic} 28th 1798

(On the back of the above page:)

Richard & Rebeccah Eppersons Children

John H. Epperson was born July 15th 1799

Joel H. Epperson was born Febuary {sic} 3rd 1801

Samuel & Rosoman Ridgway Children-

Littleberry E. Ridgway was born May 2nd 1801

James Ridgway was born December 11th 1803

Samuel Ridgway was Born March 15th 1807 on Sunday

Mary Epperson was Born July 11

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David S. Lan (?) & Elizabeth Spencers Children

Polley Spencer was born October the 6th 1796

Anna Spencer was born January 30th 1798

Elizabeth Spencer was born March 5th 1800

Moses Spencer was born December 7th 1801

Phebe Spencer was born August 23th {sic} 1804


Charles & Phebe Roark's Children

Littleberry E. Roark was born December 28th 1798

Elizabeth R. Roark was born December 6th 1800

John R. Roark was born Dcember {sic} 3th {sic} 1802

Samuel Epperson was born May 6the {sic} 1790

Nancy Epperson was born April 24the {sic} 1793

(On blank space and inserted leaves at end of Apocrypha:)

Littleberry E. Roark was born december {sic} 28the {sic} 1798

Elizabeth R. Roark was born December 6th - 1800

John R. Roark was born December 3th {sic} - 1802

Susannah L. Roark was born Apral {sic} 11th - 1818

Joseph Epperson was Born November 14th 1787

Littleberry Epperson was born October 31th {sic} 1784

Littleberry E. Roark was born december {sic} 28th 1798

Elizabeth R. Roark was born december {sic} 6th 1800

John R. Roark was born december {sic} - 3th {sic} 1802

Riley Riely {sic} Roark Children

            Charles Roork {sic}

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William Ridgway son of James Ridgway and Elizabeth was born
November 14th 1786

Phebe Epperson was born Febuary {sic} 8th 1779

Nancy Epperson was born feberary {sic} 5thee {sic} 1818

Littleberry Epperson was born October 31the {sic} 1784

Joseph Epperson was born November 14the {sic} 1790

Samuel Epperson was born may {sic} 6the {sic} 1790

Nancy Epperson was born april {sic} 24the {sic} 1793

Nancy E. Ridgway was born feberary {sic} 5th 1818

Little berry {sic} E. Adams was born 22nd of December 1810


(On inserted leaves stitched into the binding:)

Joseph Callaway was born Sept 20th 1751 Deced {sic} november {sic} 29th
1838

Mary Callaway wife J. Callaway was born Spt {sic} 25th 1757
Decd February 18 1830

Susan Epperson Daughter J. & Mary Callaway was born April
14th 1783, Decesd {sic} May 9th 1862 at 10 cock {sic}

Joseph Epperson son to L.B. & Elizabeth Epperson was born
November 14th 1787 -----

Susan Ann Elizabeth Epperson Daughter to J. & Susan Epperson
was born 20th November 1824 -----

Joseph L. {F.} Epperson son to J. & Susan Epperson was born
February 28th 1826- (Died Nov. 14, 1914.)

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(On second inserted lead {sic - ? s/b leaf ?} :)

Susan Epperson daughter of J. & M. Callaway was born April
14th 1783

Joseph Epperson son of L. B. & E. Epperson was born November
14th 1787

Susan A. E. Epperson daughter of J. & S. Epperson was born
Nov. 20th 1824

J. C. F. Epperson son of J. & S. Epperson was born February
28th 1826- (Died Nov. 14, 1914.)

E. G. Epperson was born 2nd April 1849: son of J. C. F.
Epperson and Virginia Glover Gilliam Epperson- Died Dec.
23, 1933.

J. F. Epperson wsa born May 22, 1885: son of E. G. Epperson
and Martha Younger Epperson.

Joseph F. Epperson was born Oct. 26, 1915: son of J. F.
Epperson



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Abstract of Records from the Epperson Bible.

Joseph Callaway was born September 20, 1751;
        and died November 29, 1838.

Mary Callaway, wife of Joseph Callaway, was born September
        25, 1757; and died February 18, 1830.

Susan Epperson, daughter of Joseph & Mary Callaway, was born
        April 14, 1783; and died May 9, 1862.

Children of Little Berry and and Elizabeth Epperson:
Phebe Epperson was born February 8, 1779; m. Charles Roark.

Littleberry Epperson was born October 31, 1784.

Joseph Epperson was born November 14, 1787; m. Susan Callaway

Samuel Epperson was born May 6, 1790; m. -----

Nancy Epperson was born April 24, 1793; m. William Ridgway,
son of James Ridgway and Elizabeth; he was born November 14,
1786. Their daughter, Nancy Ridgway, was born February 5,
1818.

Children of Joseph Epperson and Susan Callaway:

Susan Ann Elizabeth Epperson, born November 20, 1824.
Joseph C. F. Epperson, born February 28, 1826; died November
14, 1914; married Virginia Glover Gilliam.

Children of Samuel Epperson:
James R. Epperson, born June 17, 1810.
Anna Epperson, born June 17, 1810

Children of Charles Roark and Phebe Epperson:
Littleberry E. Roark, born December 28, 1798.
Elizabeth R. Roark, born December 6, 1800.
John R. Roark, born December 3, 1802.
Susannah L. Roark, born April 11, 1818.

Children of Samuel and Rosamond Ridgway:
Littleberry E. Ridgway, born May 2, 1801.
James Ridgway, born December 11, 1803.
Samuel Ridgway, born March 15, 1807.

Children of Richard and Rebecca Epperson:
John H. Epperson, born July 15, 1799.
Joel H. Epperson, born February 3, 1801.

Little Berry and Elizabeth Epperson had issue:
Samuel R. Epperson, born May 6, 1790.

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Children of J. C. F. Epperson and Virginia Glover Gilliam:
E. G. Epperson, born April 2, 1849; died December 23, 1933;
married Martha Younger. Their son, J. F. Epperson, was
born May 22, 1885. He has a son, Joseph F. Epperson,
born October 26, 1915.

Children of David S. Lan and Rebecca Spencer:

Polly Spencer, born October 5, 1796 -
Anna Spencer, born January 30, 1798.
Elizabeth Spencer, born March 5, 1800.
Moses Spencer, born December 7, 1801.
Phoebe Spencer, born August 23, 1804.


Source:  Library of Virginia # 36298. 
Transcribed by Susan Shields Sasek, 28 Feb 2004.  My notes and comments are in curly brackets { }.


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