James Thomas Epperson

9 August 1871–17 June 1964 (Age 92)
Patrick, Virginia, United States

The Life of James Thomas

When James Thomas Epperson was born on 9 August 1871, in Patrick, Virginia, United States, his father, William Moses Epperson, was 24 and his mother, Margianna Arnold, was 19. He married Harriett Leticia Cook on 17 January 1895, in Surry, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Rural, Wise, Virginia, United States in 1935 and Mount Airy Township, Surry, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 17 June 1964, in Mount Airy, Surry, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Westfield, Surry, North Carolina, United States.

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James Thomas Epperson
Harriett Leticia Cook
Marriage: 17 January 1895
Bertie Ann Epperson
Daisy Mae Epperson
Miller Epperson
Nellie Lee Epperson
Nonnie Fidella Epperson
Eunice Nova Epperson
Roy Gilmer Epperson

Spouse and Children

17 January 1895
Surry, North Carolina, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    William Moses Epperson





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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 6

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Probably German, a patronymic from a short form of Eberhardt .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James T Epperson in household of William Epperson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James T Epperson in household of Dick Marshall, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James T Epperson in household of R G Epperson, "United States Census, 1940"

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