Charles Epperson

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Charles Epperson, son of John Epperson and Elizabeth Lambert, was born at Westmoreland Co., Virginia, 15 May 1777.1 He died at Johnstown, Gibson Co., Indiana, 25 December 1844, and was buried at Spillman Cemetery, Montgomery, Gibson Co., Indiana.1

Charles married (1) Sarah Harris at Lincoln Co., Kentucky, 13 July 1807;2,3 he married (2), as her 2nd husband, Elizabeth Smith, daughter of James Andrew Smith and Margaret Truax, at Adair Co., Kentucky, 2 April 1827.4

Family 1

Sarah Harris b. 1785, d. aft. 19 Mar 1826
  • John Epperson3 b. say 1808
  • Elizabeth Epperson3 b. say 1810
  • William H. Epperson5 b. 1812, d. 1872
  • Albert Epperson5 b. 14 Oct 1814, d. 20 Dec 1882
  • Samuel V. Epperson5 b. 1816, d. 1873
  • Sally Ann Epperson5 b. 1821, d. 1842
  • Charles Epperson5 b. 19 Mar 1826, d. 30 Nov 1894

Family 2

Elizabeth Smith b. 1788, d. 5 Apr 1869
This person was last edited on9 Jan 2020


  1. [S1089] Spillman Cemetery (Union Township, Gibson Co., Indiana; 3-1/2 miles southwest of Fort Branch. Located on the west side of County Road 350 W, just south of the intersection with County Road 925S. Cemetery is on the north side of Mount Moriah Cemetery.), Charles Epperson Grave Marker, row 3, Photograph provided by Gene Wheeler,, March 2007.
  2. [S1082] Shirley Dunn, Lincoln County, Kentucky, Marriages 1780-1850 & Tombstone Inscriptions (St. Louis, Missouri: Genealogical Research & Publications, 1977), 11, further cited as Dunn, Lincoln Co. Marriages and Tombstones.
  3. [S1064] Robert E. Turman and Bettie Anne Cummings Cook, Genealogy Newspaper Columns of Robert E. Turman: Early family histories from Gibson, Harrison, Knox, Montgomery, Perry, Pike, Posey, Sullivan, Washington, Vanderburgh and Surrounding Counties in Indiana, and Including Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee and Paths of Migration to These General Areas (Evansville, Indiana: Tri-State Genealogical Society, 1981), 336, further cited as Turman and Cook, Genealogy Newspaper Columns of Robert E. Turman.
  4. [S1078] Ruth Paull Burdette, Marriage Records of Adair County, Kentucky, 1802-1840 (Burkesville, Kentucky: R. N. Smith and L. L. Butler, 1975), 37, further cited as Burdette, Adair Co. Marriages.
  5. [S1064] Turman and Cook, Genealogy Newspaper Columns of Robert E. Turman, 337.
  6. [S1024] David Lambert Epperson, Death Certificates, File No. 42730 (1917), Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Vital Records, Springfield, Illinois.
  7. [S1075] Gibson County, Indiana, Probate records, 1813-1919, with indexes, 1868-1944, C:94, FHL microfilm 1434773, further cited as Gibson Co., IN Probate. On the 13th of May, 1845 David and his brother James (minor heirs of Charles Epperson, both over 14) appeared in open court to ask that Painter Marvel (their uncle) be appointed their guardian which was granted.
  8. [S1075] Gibson Co., IN Probate, C:94; FHL #1434773.