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  •                                           Larry Epps Deceased –Account of Sale

                                             A List of Sale October 17th & 18th 1861
          Name                                               Articles                              Amount
    James N. Epps                      Colter? Plow & axe & c                   2.20
    Larra Epps                             Plow & Sundries                                  .10
    W M Epps J C Epps             Sythe & c                                              1.15
    H Gowen J C Epps               Crop cut sow & c                                 .30
    James N. Epps                     Cutting Knife & c                                  .20
    Hugh M. Epps                      2 Plows & Hames                                  .10
    H M Epps                               Round Chain                                          .10
    James N Epps                      Lot of Sundries                                     .65
    James N Epps                      Bryan Sythe                                           .25
    H M Epps                               Wheat Fan                                              .10
    Mrs Cummings                    Weeding hoe                                         .05
    H Gowen J C Epps              Cubbard & Table                               4.15
    Mrs E T Thomas                  Sifter                                                        .20
    Mrs Cummings                    Bead Quilt                                              .15
    Mrs Cummings                    Bead Quilt                                              .15
    Mrs Cummings                    Bead Quilt                                              .15
    H M Epps                               Oven & Lead                                         .50
    H M Epps                               fire Shovel                                             .10
    H M Epps                               Skillet & Lea                                          .50
    H M Epps                               Oven                                                        .35
    Larra Epps                            Gallon pot & c                                      .65
    H M Epps                               Clock & Bible                                        .10
    H M Epps                               Ladies Saddle                                    5.00
    Mrs Cummings                    Bucket                                                     .10
    Mrs Cummings                    Coffee Mill                                             .10
    Mrs Cummings                    Coffee Mill                                             .05
    Mrs Cummings                    Chairs                                                     .10
    Mrs Cummings                    Looking Glass                                      .25
    Mrs Cummings                    Kittle & Pots                                         .25
    Larra Epps                            Old Saddle                                             .35
    Mrs Cummings                    Water Bucket                                       .05
    H M Epps                               Sow & 5 Piggs                                  17.25
    Mrs Cummings                    Cow                                                     16.00
    H M Epps J C Epps             Sythe & Cradle                                  2.00
    H M Epps J C Epps             3 Hogs                                                38.80
    W Cummings                        2 Shotes                                               7.50
    The above is a true and perfect act of sale of all the personal property of Larry Epps decd. That was sold by me on the on the 17th day of October 1861. Sold on twelve months credit notes with good security taken for the sum.
    Sworn today in submission before me Jan. 24th 1867                            James C. Epps
    J T Grossman Clerk Clerk                    fee 50 ct paid J. T. G.                              Admin
    Approved R. Farqu__?___

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    Here is a comment Buck wrote.. Since a lot of people do not read the comments I thought it would be a good idea to post it.

    J D Epps husband of Lois Kent is Joseph Daniel Epps son of James Craton Epps Jr. He was born 30 Nov. 1891. His mother was Adlade Fox Epps also called Addie. She was the second wife of James Craton Epps Jr.   Dovie is Hepsey Jane Epps daughter of James Craton Epps Jr. and Hepsey Prosser.  Bettie is Elizabeth Epps another daughter of James Craton Epps Jr. and his first wife Hepsey Prosser. 
    The W. C. Epps is a son of Hugh M Epps named William C Epps. The C probably is either Cole his mothers maiden name or Craton his grandmothers maiden name.  Mary J Epps in the Simms – Land Cemetery above is the first wife of Lawrence Franklin Epps who is the son of Hugh M Epps. Mary Jane’s maiden name was Mason. She died before before Dec 1876 and is the daughter of Solomon Mason. Lawrence F Epps later married Luticia Francis Cotner.

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  •  Buck Epps
    The ancestral line of Lawrence Ward Epps
    Generation 1:
    Lawrence Epps aka Larry
    b. abt. 1782 North Carolina
    d. abt. 20 June 1861 Lincoln Co., Tennessee
    m. 26 Jan. 1807 Wilson Co. Tennessee to Elizabeth Craton
    Elizabeth Craton  (later spelling is Creighton)
    b. abt. 1785 Virginia
    d. bet. 1859 and May 1861 Lincoln Co., Tennessee
      Generation 2 – eldest son of Lawrence and Elizabeth Epps:
      James Craton Epps
      b. 16 Sept. 1808 (according provided by James grandson Clift Moore which was on the  
      death certificate of Lawrence Epps the father of Clift and the son of James Craton he was
      born in Alabama. This would indicate that his father was in Alabama after leaving Wilson
      Co. and coming then to live his whole life in Lincoln Co. Tenn.)
      d. 16 May 1884 Lincoln Co. Tennessee (from tombston in Old Unity Cemetery)
      m. bef. 1835 Nancy Ann Norris in Lincoln Co. Tennessee
      Nancy Ann Norris
      b. 16 Sept. 1809 (source tombstone in Old Unity Cemetery Lincoln Co.)
      d. 6 May 1884
        Generation 3 – third son of James Craton and Nancy Ann Epps
        Lawrence F Epps (not proven but probable that Fstands for Franklin)
        b. 2 Dec 1842 Lincoln Co. Tenn.
        d. 1 Nov 1916 near Christiana in Rutherford Co. Tenn.
        m. 15 Dec 1871 Rutherford Co. Tenn. Mary Elizabeth Smith
        Mary Elizabeth Smith
        b. 14 Dec 1848
        d. 10 Nov 1912
        note: Some have the wife of Lawrence as Mary Jane Mason but this is the first wife of a
        cousin the son of Hugh M Epps that is also named Lawrence Franklin Epps and was
        born 6 Mar 1842 the same year as Lawrence the son of James Craton Epps.
          Generation 4 – third son of Lawrence and Mary Elizabeth Epps
          Clift Moore Epps (named for Alexander Clift and Daniel Moore his brother in laws)
          b. 29 June 1885 Rutherford Co. Tenn.
          d. 8 Nov 1958 Cristoval, Texas and buried in Sonora,Texas
          m. 29 October 1907 Susie Matthews Buchanan in Rutherford Co. Tenn.
          Susie Matthews Buchanan
          b. 5 July 1883 Rutherford Co. Tenn. 
          d. 8 July 1928 San Angelo, Texas
          note: Susie is the seventh child of John Price Buchanan Gov. of Tennessee. She was
          married by her brother Thomas Buchanan a Cumberland Presbyterian minister.
            Generation 5 – second son of Clift Moore and Susie Epps
            Lawrence Buchanan Epps
            b. 13 October 1911 Rutherford Co. Tennessee
            d. 10 February 1998 Greenville, South Carolina
            m. Mar 1939 Edna Ruth Ward Waco, Texas
            note: Marriage preformed by Lawrence’s Methodist minister father Clift Epps.
            Edna Ruth Ward
            b. 27 Nov. 1918 Ogelsby, Coryell Co., Texas
            d. living
              Generation 6 – eldest son of Lawrence and Ruth Epps
              Lawrence Ward Epps aka Buck
              b. 30 May 1940
              d. living
              m. 28 Dec. 1965 Dianne Carl Mick Freeport, Texas
              Dianne Carl Mick
              b. 25 May 1945
              d. living

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  • Buck Epps

    The son of Hugh Montgomery Epps should be John G Epps not John J.  The G most likely stands for the maiden name of his grandmother Nancy Graves. The G also might stand for Gilbert one of his uncles. I have his death as 8 Feb 1863 in Union Army hospital at Nashville. The following also shows his initial to be G.



    J. G. Epps – 8th Inf Reg. Tenn. CSA, Co. D, Rank in Ordnance Sergeant – Rank Out Ordnance; Mustered in 18 May 61. Elected Ord. Sgt. at reorganization, 8 May 62; wounded at Murfreesboro, TN., 31 Dec. 62; In Hospital, died 8 Feb. 63. 
    John Epps enlisted on the same day into the same company as his cousin John Norris Epps. He was fatally wounded at the battle of Stones River. John Norris was also wounded but recovered quickly and John Norris brother Lawrence was severly wounded and captured. Lawrence ultimately wound up in a Union prison camp in Maryland before he was exchanged. He did very little fighting after this due to his long term problem with the wound. He eventually was with Gen. Hood on his retreat in the winter from Atlanta back to Nashville. John G. is mentioned by his aunt Margaret Jane in the depositions you sent to me about the law suit.
     Hugh M C had another child named Lucy on the 1850 LCT census age 8 which would put her born between 1841 and 1842. That is all the information I have on this girl.
    Lawrence F Epps second marriage was to Luticia Francis Cotner in Marshall Co. Tn. They married 21 Ec 1876.  His first marriage was to Mary Jane Mason 11 Nov. 1866 in Lincoln Co.  Mary Jane has been incorrectly linked to my great grandfather Lawrence who has a birth day very close to this first cousin but he never married Mary Jane Mason.
    Margaret J is Margaret Jane Epps.



    Children of Lawrence Epps
    James Craton Epps
    b 16 Sep 1808  Tenn.   Wilson or Lincoln? 
    d. 16 May 1884 near Petersburg, Lincoln Co., Tenn.
    m. bef. Sep 1835 Nancy Ann Norris  Lincoln Co. Tenn.





    James Craton who married Jenny Womack in Wilson Co. Dec. 30, 1808. This has to be a brother of Elizabeth Craton who married Lawrence Epps in Wilson Co.on 26 Jan 1807. It almost certain that this James Craton is the brother of Lawrence’s wife.
    Mary A Prewitt is not the daughter Pleasant Epps. She is the daughter of Mahala and James Prewitt.  Mary married on date you give to B F Hankins
    William Epps grandson of Lawrence is the son of Pleasant. He married Francis Richardson on the date you give. He died before 1870
    Hepsey Epps
    b. bet. Aug 1807-1809
    d. bet. 1852 – 1857
    m. abt 1833 to William Painter
    Mahala Epps
    b. bet. Aug 1807 – 1809
    d. bet. 1837 – 1839
    m. bef. 1830 to James Madison Prewitt
    Pleasant M. Epps
    b. abt. 1815
    d. bet, Nov. 1850 – 1853
    m. 20 Oct 1838 Elizabeth Neil
    Hiram Epps
    b. bet. 1811 – 1819
    d. unknown
    m. 10 Mar. 1840 Lincoln co. to Fenetta Weaver
    Hugh Montgomery C Epps
    b. 4 May 1821 LIncoln Co. Tenn
    d. 9 Sep 1877 Lincoln Co. buried in Stone Cemetery near Belleville Tn.
    m. 18 Dec. 1839 Lincoln Co. to Elizabeth Cole
    Margaret Jane Epps
    b. abt. 1820 Lincoln Co. Tn.
    d. aft. 31 Aug 1870
    m. first John Ray 21 June 1840 Lincoln Co. and second 14 Sept. 1847 Thomas J Cummins 
    Gilbert B. Epps
    b bet. 1819 -1825 Lincoln co. Tn.
    d 1890 Crawford Co., Ark.
    m first 28 Jun 1846 Yalobusha Co., Mississippi to Martha Ann Priddy and second 4 Aug 1861  Tallahatchie County, Mississippi  Susanna Cox 

    James Craton Epps the first son of Lawrence and Elizabeth is probably named for his mothers brother James Craton. The name James Craton has come down through many generations but with the spelling Creighton instead of Craton.

    The above information submitted by Lawrence Epps, here known as Buck!



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