Martha Jane Epperson

6 August 1831–20 November 1902 (Age 71)
Wabash, Noble Township, Wabash, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane Epperson was born on 6 August 1831, in Wabash, Noble Township, Wabash, Indiana, United States, her father, Elias Epperson, was 32 and her mother, Nancy Lunica Dalton, was 24. She married Henry Daniel Busenbark on 30 May 1852, in Honey Creek, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1870 and Deweyville, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 20 November 1902, in Hamilton, Ravalli, Montana, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Kresston Heights Cemetery, Hamilton, Ravalli, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Daniel Busenbark
Martha Jane Epperson
Marriage: 30 May 1852
Lunica Gyer Busenbark
Henry Isaac Busenbark
Martha Lunica Busenbark
Elias Monroe Busenbark
Sidney Alonza Busenbark
Lenord Busenbark
Daniel Alexander Busenbark
Margaret Luella Busenbark
Robert Adelbert Busenbark

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 May 1852Honey Creek, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 1
    Historical Boundaries 1832: Wabash, Indiana, United States
    1851 · Constitution of 1851
    Age 20
    Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of French D'Épernon: topographic name shortened from the title duc d'Epernon, which refers to Épernon, a place in Eure-et-Loir, France. Compare Apperson 2 and Efferson .Possibly also Scottish, Irish, or English: variant of Apperson 1. This form of the surname is virtually non-existing in Britain.History: The majority of the American bearers of the surname Epperson trace their origin to John Epperson, who arrived in North America together with his wife Elizabeth and namesake son from England in 1675, and settled in New Kent County, VA. He was reportedly a son of the French nobleman Bernard de Nogaret de La Valette, duc d'Epernon, born in 1638 on his father's way into political exile in England. In England he adopted an altered form of his father's title, Epperson, as a surname. John Epperson married twice: first Sara Rémon in 1656, in Jersey (Channel Islands); second, Elizabeth Beard, in 1671, in England.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight


    Written by her grandson, Glen W. Busenbark Martha Jane Epperson was born 6 August, 1831, in Montgomery County Indiana. She was the daughter of Elias Epperson and Nancy Lunica Dalton. Montgomery Cou …

    Sources (19)

    • Martha Basenback in household of Henry Basenback, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Martha in entry for Grant Bellew and Margaret Luella Busenbark, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
    • Martha Jane Epperson in entry for Elias Moural Busenbark, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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