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WILEY F. TANNER [B-@1792 NC; D- 1885 Perry Co., TN] married 4 Feb 1816 Muhlenberg Co., KY --- CELIA JOHNSTON [B-@1800; D- before 1850 Perry Co., TN] *note: Celia [Johnston] Tanner is on the 1840 Perry Co., TN census; but not on the 1850 census.

One of their 8 [known] children was: ELIZABETH TANNER [B-1819/20; D- before 1880 Perry Co., TN] who married an [unknown] EPPERSON [B- ; D-between 1843 and 1850] *[Unknown] Epperson is not on the 1850 Perry Co., TN census. ELIZABETH [TANNER] EPPERSON and children are living with her father WILEY F. TANNER ---- she appears to be a widow.

[Unknown] Epperson and Elizabeth Tanner had the following known children:

1- JOHN EPPERSON [B-Feb 1836 Perry Co., TN; D- 1914 Perry Co., TN] married @1871 LOUISA [STRICKLAND] BARNETT *widow of J.D. Barnett. *Note: Louisa Strickland was the daughter of Stephen Strickland and Elizabeth Thomas.

2- WILEY EPPERSON [B-1839 Perry Co., TN; D - ] married 10 May 1871 Perry Co., TN -- RIANZA [NIX] HORNER *the daughter of Moses Nix and Nancy ------- .

3- ELIJAH EPPERSON [B-1840 Perry Co., TN; D- ] *Note: 1860 Perry Co., TN census living with his mother Elizabeth [Tanner] Epperson.

4- CATHERINE EPPERSON [B-1842 Perry Co., TN; D- ] married [unknown] TANNER. *Note: 1880 Perry Co., TN census living with brother John Epperson [wife Louisa]; she appears to be a widow at age 38.

5- MARTHA EPPERSON [B-1843 Perry Co., TN; D- ] *No further data...... not to be confused with Martha C. Epperson the daughter of John Epperson and Louisa [Strickland] Barnett.

1870 Perry Co., TN census shows ELIZABETH [TANNER] EPPERSON [B-1819/20] living with her son JOHN EPPERSON [B-1836]. John Epperson is single.

1880 Perry Co., TN census ---- ELIZABETH [TANNER] EPPERSON is not on the census. Her son JOHN EPPERSON is married to LOUISA [STRICKLAND] BARNETT and have children. From the date of birth of their first child, it appears they married @1871.

In 1910 JOHN EPPERSON is living with his daughter MARTHA C. [EPPERSON] BEARD. Martha is the second wife of Dr. JAMES BEARD.

Register Report - 24 Sep 2003

First Generation

1. Unknown Epperson®3. Died Between 1843/1850.

He married Elizabeth Tanner ®2, daughter of Wiley F. Tanner. Born 1819/1820 in Tennessee.

They had the following children:

2 i. John Epperson

3 ii. Wiley Epperson

4 iii. Martha Epperson

5 iv. Elijah Epperson

 

 

Second Generation

2. John Epperson ®5. Son of Unknown Epperson & Elizabeth Tanner. Born Between 1837/1840 in Tn. Died 1914 in Tn.

He married Louisa Ann {Strickland} Barnett ®7, in Perry County, Tennessee. Born 1850 in Tennessee.

They had the following children:

6 i. James Benjamin Epperson

3. Wiley Epperson ®6. Son of Unknown Epperson & Elizabeth Tanner. Born 1839 in Tennessee.

He married Rianza Nix Horner, daughter of Moses Nix & Nancy. Born 1839 in Tennessee.

4. Martha Epperson. Daughter of Unknown Epperson & Elizabeth Tanner. Born 1843 in Tennessee.

5. Elijah Epperson ®4. Son of Unknown Epperson & Elizabeth Tanner. Born 1840 in Tennessee.

 

 

Third Generation

6. James Benjamin Epperson. Son of John Epperson & Louisa Ann {Strickland} Barnett. Born 1872 in Tn. Died 1949 in Tn.

He married Nettie Moore, daughter of John Thomas Moore Rev/Elder & Sceny E..

 

Reference Note 2

In 1850 Perry County, TN Census *Elizabeth [Tanner] Epperson appears to be widow who has gone home to be with her father and siblings.

1860 Perry County, TN Census ----Elizabeth [Tanner] Epperson is still living with her father Wiley F. Tanner.

1870 Perry Co., TN Census [District 3] Elizabeth [Tanner] Epperson is living with her son John Epperson[ b 1837, TN]

 

In 1880 Elizabeth [Tanner] Epperson does not show up.

Reference Note 3

With Elizabeth*s last child being born in 1843, it would appear that Elizabeth*s husband [an unknown Epperson] died between 1843 and 1850.

Reference Note 4

Elijah Epperson shows up on the 1860 Perry Co., TN Census living with his mother [Elizabeth Tanner Epperson] and his grandfather [Wiley F. Tanner]. Elijah born 1840-TN

Reference Note 5

1870 Perry Co., TN Census Elizabeth [Tanner] Epperson is living with her son John Epperson b. 1837 TN.

 

1880 John Epperson is listed in the Perry Co., TN Census with his family. [District 147].

Reference Note 6

1880 Wiley Epperson is listed in the Perry Co., TN Census with his family. [District 147].

Rinaza Nix Horner was married to Eijah Egbert Horner  about 1860 Perry County, TN, before marrying Wiley Epperson May 10, 1871 Perry County, TN. She brought to the marriage 2 children.

Reference Note 7

Louisa Ann {Strickland} Barnett-Epperson was married before marrying John Epperson to JD Barnett. She married John Epperson May 10, 1871 Perry County, TN.  No prior marriage for John has been found at this time.....9/19/2003.

 

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