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Terry Mason's Family History Site

Major lines: Allen, Beck, Borden, Buck, Burden, Carpenter, Carper, Cobb, Cook, Cornell, Cowan, Daffron, Davis, Downing, Faubion, Fauntleroy, Fenter, Fishback, Foulks, Gray, Harris, Heimbach, Henn, Holland, Holtzclaw, Jackson, Jameson, Johnson, Jones, King, Lewis, Mason, Massengill, McAnnally, Moore, Morgan, Overstreet, Price, Peck, Rice, Richardson, Rogers, Samuel, Smith, Taylor, Thomas, Wade, Warren, Weeks, Webb, Wodell, Yeiser.

 

Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Capt Robert Wear

BIRTH: Pigeon Forge was originally known as Wear's Fort.

BURIAL: E-mail on 25 Dec 1999 from [Dwear28920@cs.com] to TMason. NOTE: they were married in Blount Co., Tenn. and are buried on the Riverbend Farm which Robert received from Gov. Sevier for doing surveying of the original county. I have been to the farm and found the tombstones for the family members broken from cattle running on the property, which is now owned by the representatives of the TVA. Robert and Elizabeth's tombstones were readable as were most of the others. Their young son, Robert's stone was the most readable one of all. The last family to live on the farm in 1974 was a Great-granddaughter of Robert's, Virginia Hall. My husband's great-grandfather was Isaac Decatur Wear, who inherited most of the land on Riverbend Farm. Denver's grandfather was Talbert Bowerman Wear, who married in TN to Minnie Orten and then moved to Texas in 1891, selling his portion of the land to his brother, Robert for $800. (Land records for Loudon Co., TN.) I have a video of the graveyard I made while there in 1991. Dorothy Wear. 22 Denver Lane, Washougal, WA 98671

ANCESTORS: All ancestors from PRF disc #5 submitted by Robert Cannon. E-mail address unaccessable.


Jonathan Eppler

Film 0874326 (pg 48,49): John Hinds last will & testament was recorded Dec.8, 1838 in Crawford Co. Court with David Hinds and Easther Hinds, widow, appointed as co-executors.

HYPERLINK: [HYPERLINK http://www.geocities.com/corder98045/A1.htm ] in 2006 Tom W. Corder writes all of following:

Jonathan Eppler bought 39 acres of land Sep. 12, 1831 in Mo. (Co. not recorded). (John Eppler bought land Carroll Co. Mo. 1831). 2. Jonathan Eppler bought 80 acres Dec. 2, 1835 in Mo. (Co. not recorded). 3. Jonathan Eppler sold land in Johnson Co. Missouri March 23, 1837. 4. Jonathan Eppler and Ailsey his wife of the county of Carroll, state of Missouri, for $950 sold to Eli Guthrie of Chariton county, Missouri 195 acres. March 28, 1835. Ailsey herein released her dower.
5. From Carroll Co. Missouri history, history of the town of DeWitt: A large number of Mormons settled in and around the town in 1837. John Jones located in 1821 where the town now stands. Jonathan Eppler having the only residence in the place, Eppler established a landing on the Missouri river which was known as the Eppler landing. Thomas McMahan and Evelyn Eppler were married at the home of Joseph Eppler in 1829, this being the first marriage in the town. Miles Eppler, son of Joseph and Alsea Eppler, born in 1830, is supposed to have been the first child born in the township. Joseph Eppler, though a tanner by trade, took up the practice of medicine; chills and fever being the great enemy of the early settlers.
6. In a biographical sketch of Andrew Co. Missouri, the history of Jonathan Eppler, a son of Henry Eppler and Elizabeth (Clark) Eppler tells that Henry was a son of Jonathan Eppler, a native of Virginia, of German lineage, and that he removed from east Tennessee in 1821, settling first in Randolph Co. Mo. and later in Andrew Co. Mo. 7. Jonathan Eppler of Lauderdale Co. Alabama bought 160 acres of land in Ray Co. Mo. Jan. 21, 1821. 1833 - Carroll Co. formed from Ray Co. 8. Mar 23, 1837 - Jonathan Eppler sold 4 lots in Columbus, Mo. He was said to be from Johnson Co. Mo. 9. In 1840 Franklin Co. census - Jonathan Eppler. 10. In the 1839 assessors book of Franklin Co. Mo. was mentioned Jonathan Eppler, Marquis Eppler, and J. Eppler. 11. From the American Compedium of Geneology: Major Jonathan Eppler (1783-post 1835) of Tennessee and near Frankfort Kentucky. In Carroll Co. Mo. 1821. M 1st 1805 Elsie (Ailsey) Thomas. 12. From Carroll Co. Mo Marriage records: I Jonathan Eppler, a justice of peace within and for the county of Carroll do certify that on the 29th day of Jan. 1833, I did solemnize the rite of matrimony between Lewis Mears and Salome Eppler, both of Carroll Co. 13. Records indicated that Jonathan was a J.P. through Mar. 5, 1835. 14. From history of Crawford Co. Ark.: John Hinds of Kentucky and Jonathan Eppler, and Esther Eppler, and Margaret Ann Hinds heirs at law of David Hinds. (no date).
19. EPPLER JONATHAN Franklin 32 8N 28W 81.74 1843/03/10 Arkansas Land Records Results. 20. 1850 Crawford County Arkansas census: Family of Jonathan Eppler: Esther Eppler, widow (72), Isaac Thomas Eppler (42), John Eppler (42), Marcus Eppler (45), George Eppler (29), Ann Eppler Speegle, Salome Eppler Speegle. Miles Eppler 20 on Tax list.
25. War of 1812; "My records show Jonathan Eppler served as a Major in the War of 1812". Source: John V. Eppler in a letter to Frieda Kennison, February 23, 1990 . "Jonathan Eppler was a Major in U.S. Army, stationed at Knoxville, Tenn., when the fort was established". Family notes, by Annie May Jenkins Johnson. 26. May 21, 1817 - Alabama territory - Jonathan Eppler receives a subcontract with Benjamin G. Orr to supply food and drink for the men stationed at Fort Hampton on Elk River and for the U.S. Army soldiers who will build a road from Muscle Shoals to Wards, New Orleans. Jonathan then signs a written agreement with Gray Smith, Bird Smith, and Elliott Inglis, who put up a large part of the money, and one of whom will superintendent purchase and delivery of the rations for the next 15 months. Chancery Court Records, 1827 through 1830. Pages 96 through 101. 27. March 2 1818 - Lauderdale County, Alabama - Bureau of Land Management: originally to Jonathan Eppler of Somerset County for 161.4 acres, SE 1/4 of Section 26, Township 2 South, Range 7 West, assigned to James McLaughlin. Forfeited 1829. Peter Romine, assignee of Jonathan Eppler June 29, 1831, certificate #986. Old Land Grants of Lauderdale County Alabama, by Margaret Matthews Cowart. Copy in Lauderdale County probate Office, pages 35, 36, 38, 39, 40. 28. September 1, 1818. - Alabama territory - The contract of Benjamin G. Orr for supplying Army rations terminates. Jonathan Eppler has the whole control and management of the settlement of Said account. Smith, Smith, and Ingles want their equal share of the profits of money they have advanced. Jonathan Eppler maintains that he has not received payment from Orr. Chancery Court Records, 1827 through 1830. Pages 96 through 101.
46. February 10, 1834 - Carroll County Missouri - Margaret M. (Peggy) Jenkins marrries Jeremiah Maston Ellis. Marriage performed by Jonathan Eppler, J.P. Carroll County records, who Book A-1. Comments: Son of Elizabeth Thomas Ellis, daughter of Isaac Thomas and sister of Ailsie Thomas Eppler.
4X. March 28, 1835 - Carroll County Missouri - Jonathan Eppler sells the Southeast 1/4 of Section 23 (part of the present town of DeWitt) to Eli Guthrie. Deed signed by both Jonathan and his wife "Ailsey". Acknowledged before George McKinney, justice of the County Court. Source:1876 Atlas, historical section: DeWitt township. Notes of JJM
47. 1836 - Missouri to Arkansas - Removal of Jonathan Eppler and eight of his nine living children to Arkansas, along with Thomas Boothe and Rial Bryant. Date calculated by births of two of John Eppler II's children: Wiley Clark Eppler born in Missouri January 12, 1835. Malcolm Marcus Eppler born in Arkansas in 1837. 48. 1838 - Franklin County Arkansas - Surveyor: John Eppler 1837-38. Sheriff: George McKinney 1837-38. Sheriff: E. Speegle 1838-44. Goodspeed page 608 to 620. 49. Franklin County Arkansas - 1840 Federal Census; #121 Emanuel Speegle. #124 George McKinney. #126 Thomas Boothe. #127 William G.. Jenkins. #131 John Eppler, Jonathan Eppler, A. J. Speegle, Ryal Bryant. #132 Isaac T. Eppler. 50. 1840-1846 - Arkansas - Jonathan Eppler marrries Mrs. Chester Hines, "a wealthy widow. 1840 Census Record of Franklin County shows Jonathan with no wife. Family Records, Census Records, Tax Records.
54. 1850 - Crawford County Arkansas - Federal Census: Family of Jonathan Eppler: Esther Eppler, widow (72), Isaac Thomas Eppler (42), John Eppler (42), Marcus Eppler (45), George Eppler (29), Ann Eppler Speegle, Salome Eppler Speegle. Miles Eppler 20 on Tax list. 55. Jonathan Eppler died at his residence in this county the __inst, aged about 60 years. Van Buren Arkansas Intelligencer April 11, 1846.


Ailsey Thomas

Moved to Carroll Co. Missiouri in about 1821.

1. October 10, 1836 - Carroll County Missouri or Crawford County Arkansas or in transit. - Death of Ailsie Thomas Eppler. No gravestone located. Notes of Ruba Orr: date given in a letter written August 28, 1904 by Jonathan Eppler, son of Henry, to his niece Bessie Ellitson, daughter of his sister Drusilla. In 1936 Bessie sent an exact copy of Jonathan's letter to her cousin Kate, daughter of Chalmers Eppler. Copied by R S S. Jonathan also gives the death of Jonathan Eppler I as April 1, 1846.


Jonathan Eppler

Film 0874326 (pg 48,49): John Hinds last will & testament was recorded Dec.8, 1838 in Crawford Co. Court with David Hinds and Easther Hinds, widow, appointed as co-executors.

HYPERLINK: [HYPERLINK http://www.geocities.com/corder98045/A1.htm ] in 2006 Tom W. Corder writes all of following:

Jonathan Eppler bought 39 acres of land Sep. 12, 1831 in Mo. (Co. not recorded). (John Eppler bought land Carroll Co. Mo. 1831). 2. Jonathan Eppler bought 80 acres Dec. 2, 1835 in Mo. (Co. not recorded). 3. Jonathan Eppler sold land in Johnson Co. Missouri March 23, 1837. 4. Jonathan Eppler and Ailsey his wife of the county of Carroll, state of Missouri, for $950 sold to Eli Guthrie of Chariton county, Missouri 195 acres. March 28, 1835. Ailsey herein released her dower.
5. From Carroll Co. Missouri history, history of the town of DeWitt: A large number of Mormons settled in and around the town in 1837. John Jones located in 1821 where the town now stands. Jonathan Eppler having the only residence in the place, Eppler established a landing on the Missouri river which was known as the Eppler landing. Thomas McMahan and Evelyn Eppler were married at the home of Joseph Eppler in 1829, this being the first marriage in the town. Miles Eppler, son of Joseph and Alsea Eppler, born in 1830, is supposed to have been the first child born in the township. Joseph Eppler, though a tanner by trade, took up the practice of medicine; chills and fever being the great enemy of the early settlers.
6. In a biographical sketch of Andrew Co. Missouri, the history of Jonathan Eppler, a son of Henry Eppler and Elizabeth (Clark) Eppler tells that Henry was a son of Jonathan Eppler, a native of Virginia, of German lineage, and that he removed from east Tennessee in 1821, settling first in Randolph Co. Mo. and later in Andrew Co. Mo. 7. Jonathan Eppler of Lauderdale Co. Alabama bought 160 acres of land in Ray Co. Mo. Jan. 21, 1821. 1833 - Carroll Co. formed from Ray Co. 8. Mar 23, 1837 - Jonathan Eppler sold 4 lots in Columbus, Mo. He was said to be from Johnson Co. Mo. 9. In 1840 Franklin Co. census - Jonathan Eppler. 10. In the 1839 assessors book of Franklin Co. Mo. was mentioned Jonathan Eppler, Marquis Eppler, and J. Eppler. 11. From the American Compedium of Geneology: Major Jonathan Eppler (1783-post 1835) of Tennessee and near Frankfort Kentucky. In Carroll Co. Mo. 1821. M 1st 1805 Elsie (Ailsey) Thomas. 12. From Carroll Co. Mo Marriage records: I Jonathan Eppler, a justice of peace within and for the county of Carroll do certify that on the 29th day of Jan. 1833, I did solemnize the rite of matrimony between Lewis Mears and Salome Eppler, both of Carroll Co. 13. Records indicated that Jonathan was a J.P. through Mar. 5, 1835. 14. From history of Crawford Co. Ark.: John Hinds of Kentucky and Jonathan Eppler, and Esther Eppler, and Margaret Ann Hinds heirs at law of David Hinds. (no date).
19. EPPLER JONATHAN Franklin 32 8N 28W 81.74 1843/03/10 Arkansas Land Records Results. 20. 1850 Crawford County Arkansas census: Family of Jonathan Eppler: Esther Eppler, widow (72), Isaac Thomas Eppler (42), John Eppler (42), Marcus Eppler (45), George Eppler (29), Ann Eppler Speegle, Salome Eppler Speegle. Miles Eppler 20 on Tax list.
25. War of 1812; "My records show Jonathan Eppler served as a Major in the War of 1812". Source: John V. Eppler in a letter to Frieda Kennison, February 23, 1990 . "Jonathan Eppler was a Major in U.S. Army, stationed at Knoxville, Tenn., when the fort was established". Family notes, by Annie May Jenkins Johnson. 26. May 21, 1817 - Alabama territory - Jonathan Eppler receives a subcontract with Benjamin G. Orr to supply food and drink for the men stationed at Fort Hampton on Elk River and for the U.S. Army soldiers who will build a road from Muscle Shoals to Wards, New Orleans. Jonathan then signs a written agreement with Gray Smith, Bird Smith, and Elliott Inglis, who put up a large part of the money, and one of whom will superintendent purchase and delivery of the rations for the next 15 months. Chancery Court Records, 1827 through 1830. Pages 96 through 101. 27. March 2 1818 - Lauderdale County, Alabama - Bureau of Land Management: originally to Jonathan Eppler of Somerset County for 161.4 acres, SE 1/4 of Section 26, Township 2 South, Range 7 West, assigned to James McLaughlin. Forfeited 1829. Peter Romine, assignee of Jonathan Eppler June 29, 1831, certificate #986. Old Land Grants of Lauderdale County Alabama, by Margaret Matthews Cowart. Copy in Lauderdale County probate Office, pages 35, 36, 38, 39, 40. 28. September 1, 1818. - Alabama territory - The contract of Benjamin G. Orr for supplying Army rations terminates. Jonathan Eppler has the whole control and management of the settlement of Said account. Smith, Smith, and Ingles want their equal share of the profits of money they have advanced. Jonathan Eppler maintains that he has not received payment from Orr. Chancery Court Records, 1827 through 1830. Pages 96 through 101.
46. February 10, 1834 - Carroll County Missouri - Margaret M. (Peggy) Jenkins marrries Jeremiah Maston Ellis. Marriage performed by Jonathan Eppler, J.P. Carroll County records, who Book A-1. Comments: Son of Elizabeth Thomas Ellis, daughter of Isaac Thomas and sister of Ailsie Thomas Eppler.
4X. March 28, 1835 - Carroll County Missouri - Jonathan Eppler sells the Southeast 1/4 of Section 23 (part of the present town of DeWitt) to Eli Guthrie. Deed signed by both Jonathan and his wife "Ailsey". Acknowledged before George McKinney, justice of the County Court. Source:1876 Atlas, historical section: DeWitt township. Notes of JJM
47. 1836 - Missouri to Arkansas - Removal of Jonathan Eppler and eight of his nine living children to Arkansas, along with Thomas Boothe and Rial Bryant. Date calculated by births of two of John Eppler II's children: Wiley Clark Eppler born in Missouri January 12, 1835. Malcolm Marcus Eppler born in Arkansas in 1837. 48. 1838 - Franklin County Arkansas - Surveyor: John Eppler 1837-38. Sheriff: George McKinney 1837-38. Sheriff: E. Speegle 1838-44. Goodspeed page 608 to 620. 49. Franklin County Arkansas - 1840 Federal Census; #121 Emanuel Speegle. #124 George McKinney. #126 Thomas Boothe. #127 William G.. Jenkins. #131 John Eppler, Jonathan Eppler, A. J. Speegle, Ryal Bryant. #132 Isaac T. Eppler. 50. 1840-1846 - Arkansas - Jonathan Eppler marrries Mrs. Chester Hines, "a wealthy widow. 1840 Census Record of Franklin County shows Jonathan with no wife. Family Records, Census Records, Tax Records.
54. 1850 - Crawford County Arkansas - Federal Census: Family of Jonathan Eppler: Esther Eppler, widow (72), Isaac Thomas Eppler (42), John Eppler (42), Marcus Eppler (45), George Eppler (29), Ann Eppler Speegle, Salome Eppler Speegle. Miles Eppler 20 on Tax list. 55. Jonathan Eppler died at his residence in this county the __inst, aged about 60 years. Van Buren Arkansas Intelligencer April 11, 1846.


Easter Hines

RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason by Nan Wolf [71532.734@compuserve.com] on 28 Dec 2003. "In the 1840 census she has 14 slaves and a history book mentions that (because of the large amount of slaves) she was one of the wealthiest people in Crawford County in 1840.
Two years later in 1842 she married Jonathan Epler/Eppler, widower.
Because of this marriage her name is removed by her son, David Hinds as a co-administrator of the John Hinds estate. This was published in the
newspaper. In 1846, her second husband, Jonathan Epler/Eppler dies. In 1850, the last we hear of Esther, she is on the 1850 census as Easter Eppler, age 73, head of the family and is raising four of the oldest of David's children with three slaves. David's widow, Margaret (Mattix) Hinds, has re-married to a Rev. John Autry, a widower with
children and has just the two youngest Hinds girls living with her and Rev. Autry. In 1852, the oldest child of David Hinds moves to CA taking
the youngest boy with him leaving me to believe that Esther Hinds Eppler has probably died." The Crawford Co. courthouse burned in 1871.

Nan Wolf's notes on Esther (?) HInds Eppler.
In the 1850 census, Easther Eppler, age 73, who neither reads nor writes is the head of the house in the VanBuren Twp, Crawford Co, AR census.
Those under the same roof are Edward Hinds (19 yrs.), John Hinds(17), Elizabeth Hinds(15), Archie Hinds(13) (This is our Archibald Yell Hinds) and a black male, Thomas Hinds(3 yrs). So, son David has died and possibly so has his wife, Margret, and Grandmother is raising the children.

Film 0874326 Page 50: (Apr. 1842)" ...the said Easther Hinds has intermarried with a Jonathan Easler(most likely Eppler), it is therefore ordered by the Court here that the said letters, testamentary, be vacated as to the said Easther Hinds, & that the said David Hinds have full power & authority, to administrator for & recover all the singular goods & chattel rights & indits of the said John Hinds, deceased in his own name. (This is 4 yrs. after the will was filed.)
In a Crawford Co.history book by Clara Eno she mentions that the heirs of David Hinds are Margaret Hinds, Esther Eppler, Jonathan Eppler and a John Hinds of KY.


John Eppler

HYPERLINK: [HYPERLINK http://www.geocities.com/corder98045/A1.htm ] in 2006 Tom W. Corder writes all of following:

1. On 22 Dec. 1822 John Eppler was mentioned in the will of Thomas Jenkin as the grandfather of his children. See item 10 below for entire will. 2. On 16 Apr. 1823 John Eppler signed appraisal of estate of Thomas Jenkins dec'd. 3. In 1840 Franklin Co. Mo. census - John Eppler. 4. John Eppler (1745-ca. 1832) In American Revolution from Penn. to near Abingdon, Va. Later followed his son Jonathan to Missouri. M. 1781 Elizabeth Muller (1747-1830). Her line: John from Germany in the "Bawley" to Philadelphia 1752. Settled in Lebanon twp. Lancaster Co. Pa. M. Barbara --. His father Rudolph. According to article, his father John George Eppler (b. 1715) from Rotter- dam in the "Loyal Judith" 1740. According to family tradition he was a native of Saxony, and with his two brothers came to America as soldiers of fortune. With General Wolfe at Quebec. M. Mary Juliana --. 5. From another source: Epplers are supposedly from Swabia (around head waters of Rhine including Baden, Wurtenberg, Lichtenstein, a part of Bavaria and Switzerland). Epplers common in Lutheren Church at Hossingen, also Church of Messingen, back to 1593. 6. J. Eppler listed as settling in Franklin Co. Ark. 1837. 7. From History of Carroll Co. Mo.: 1st County surveyor - John Eppler Jr. 8. From 1830 Ray Co. Missouri census: John Eppler. 9. John Eppler bought land Oct. 21, 1831 in Carroll Co. Mo. 10. Will of Thomas Jenkin. (Stock) for the use of my children. My children are to live with John Epler their grandfather so long as he is willing.... to be sent to school. (It is shown that John Epler lives on land belonging to the testator.) Executors - John J. Cunningham, Daniel Nance, and John Epler. 22 Dec. 1822. Witnessed Abner Ross, and William Miles. Probated 22 Jan. 1823. Appraisal of the estate of Thomas Jenkins dec'd. and sale of estate, includes "Cotton at Capt. Snoddy's gin", and lists Archibald Fuqua as a purchaser. He had 160 acres of land 16 Apr. 1823. Signed by J.P. Cunningham Exr. and John Epler. From Alabama records. 11. John Eppler, although quite young served in Captain Graydons company, 3rd Regiment, from Pennsylvania 12. May 4, 1799 - Abingdon, Washington County Virginia-Indenture of B&S. The heirs of Andrew Colville, deceased, of the one part and John Eppler of the other part, in consideration of 100 pounds current money paid in hand to the said decedant by John Andres, do bargain and sell to John Eppler 10 acres of ground with all of its appurtenances situate on the north side of the Great Road westwardly of Abingdon. Beginning at Robert Craig's land and running to the meetinghouse corner, etc. Witnessed: Andrew Russell, James Longly, James Keys, and Robert Craig. Andrew Russell, D. C. May 21, 1799. Recorded. (Does this mean that John Andrews delivered the money for John Eppler)? 13. July 15, 1799 - Abingdon Washington County Virginia - Indenture of B&S Robert Montgomery sells 10 acres with all its appurtenances to John Eppler in consideration of $100 C. M. Beginning at two honeys, corner to James Pipers land etc. Attest: Andrew Russell D. C. July 15th 1800 Recorded. 14 Knoxville Tennessee. John Eppler and Thomas Jenkins purchase land on Elk River in Alabama. Dorothye Knight quoting Margaret Boyce in Our Knight Family. Includes Jenkins and Thomas family. 15. September 5, 1816 - Giles County, Tennessee - John Eppler comes into court and acknowledges himself indebted to the state of Tennessee in the sum of $100 to be void on the circumstances that he attend here day to day and prosecute and give evidence in behalf of the state against Samuel Parmby for assault and battery committed on the body of said John Eppler. John Eppler comes in the Court and acknowledges himself indebted to the state of Tennessee in the sum of $100 to be void on the circumstances that he attend here day to day and prosecute and give evidence in behalf of the state against William Kyle for assault and battery committed on the body of said John Eppler. Giles County Tennessee county court minutes 1816 through 1817, page 151. 16. March 3 1817 - Giles County, Tennessee - Ordered that the County trustee of this County pay to John Eppler the sum of $30 for the safekeeping and maintenance of Melinda, Cobb* an orphaned child for one year ensuing the date hereof. Giles County Tennessee County Court Minutes 1816 and 1817, page 295. Also Tennessee tidbits Volume 2 buy Fischer and Burnes page 74. 17. March 1817 - Giles County, Tennessee - State versus William Kyle. Upon an indictment for an assault and battery committed on the body of John Eppler. This day came as well the counsel for the state and the defendant in his proper person and the said defendant pleads guilty in the manner and form as he is charged in the bill of indictment and submits himself to the justice and mercy of the court. It is therefore considered by the Court that he make his fine with the state to the amount of 6 and 1/4 cents and that he pay the costs of this prosecution and he be taken etc. Giles County Tennessee county court minutes 1816 and 1817, page 299. 18. 1820 Giles County Tennessee - 1820 Federal Census: Household of John Eppler. Free White males under 10 - 2. 45 and over - 1. (John Eppler). Free White females. Ten to 16 - 1 (Eveliner). 26 to 45 - 1 Ann. 45 and over - 1 (Margaret Eppler). Names an assumption only. 19. 1828 to 1829 - Ray County Missouri. - Land of John Eppler: with his sizable family, John Eppler had to have land and house. He is not in the same household with Jonathan in the 1830 census. Elizabeth "Betsy" Eppler never married; she inherited her father's land. Jonathan's father and mother had moved from Giles County Tennessee to Carroll County Missouri, about the same time as Jonathan had moved. Old John owned at least one-quarter section of land -- a portion of which is now owned by his great great grandson Joe McKinney. 20. Ray County Missouri - 1830 federal census: John Eppler. Names as they appear below our assumptions only. Free White males 1 60 to 70: John Eppler. (69). 2 20 to 30 Thomas McMahan (23). Unidentified male (20s)*. 1 15 to 20 William Jenkins (17). 1 15 to 20 Jonathan Jenkins (9). Free White females: 1 60 to 70 Margaret Eppler (60's). 1 40 to 50 unknown female (40's). 1 30 to 40 Elizabeth Eppler (30). 2 20 to 30 Eveliner Eppler McMahan 20 to 24. Salome Eppler (26). 1 10 to 15 Margaret Jenkins (circa 15).


General Isaac Thomas Jr.

HYPERLINK http://www.geocities.com/blynnfitzz/BlountCoCourtRecIsaacThomas.html ]
"Blount County Court Minutes, Book No. 2 1814 - 1817
~~~Monday 26th September 1814~~~*

Isaac THOMAS )
vs )
Rueben CHARLES & James PEARCE ) Francis Hickman being garnished in this case states that at the time of being
summoned he owed Jas Pearce nothing

~~Page 427~~ ~~~Monday 23rd June 1817~~~
Isaac THOMAS )
vs )
James Pearce & Ruben Charles ) In this cause William Gibbs being summoned and sworn as a Garnishee says as follows (Viz) I borrowed of Robert Pearce son of James Pearce five hundred sixty dollars before that I borrowed of above mentioned Robert Pearce and James Pearce's family then lived on my land James Pearce had been absent from the county for some considerable time before I borrowed the $560 but had returned and was in Jail at the suit of Robert Wear at the time I got the last $560 I understood from the family of Pearce that he Pearce had brought a considerable sum of money with him when he returned that they had among them eight or nine hundred dollars. Robert Pearce before the last county court of Knox County got me to deliver to Robert Wear a Schedule of James Pearce property in which it was stated that James Pearce had left at his house when he was put in jail five hundred and sixty dollars a short time after Pearce was put in Jail I got the $560 from Robert Pearce Which I think was last February was a year ago I gave my note for the money and was to pay interest on it untill I repaid it. Robert Pearce appliced to me two or three (p. 428.) three weeks ago to get the money for fear that Wear should pester him and said he did not wish to spend it all at Law. I suppose I owe him four hundred Dollars on the note & the Interest from the time I borrowed it. Robert Pearce was a poor man I thought the greater part of the money was James Pearces.
The Court refused to grant a condemnation and the plaintiff by his attorney prayed an appeal.

Page 497~~ ~~~Tuesday 23rd December 1817~~~
Isaac Thomas )
vs )
Robert Wear & Robert Pearce ) This day came the plaintiffs by their atto. and dismissed their suit therefore it is considered by the court that the defendant recover against the plaintiff his costs in this behalf expended.

Page 522~~ ~~~Saturday 27th Decr. 1817~~~
Charlles McNally )
vs )
Hosea Reese & Isaac Thomas ) Judgment granted against Hosea Reese and
Isaac Thomas the Sheriff having returned
two nikils for the amount called for in the Seire facias and that exscution issue accordingly.


General Isaac Thomas Jr.

HYPERLINK http://www.geocities.com/blynnfitzz/BlountCoCourtRecIsaacThomas.html ]
"Blount County Court Minutes, Book No. 2 1814 - 1817
~~~Monday 26th September 1814~~~*

Isaac THOMAS )
vs )
Rueben CHARLES & James PEARCE ) Francis Hickman being garnished in this case states that at the time of being
summoned he owed Jas Pearce nothing

~~Page 427~~ ~~~Monday 23rd June 1817~~~
Isaac THOMAS )
vs )
James Pearce & Ruben Charles ) In this cause William Gibbs being summoned and sworn as a Garnishee says as follows (Viz) I borrowed of Robert Pearce son of James Pearce five hundred sixty dollars before that I borrowed of above mentioned Robert Pearce and James Pearce's family then lived on my land James Pearce had been absent from the county for some considerable time before I borrowed the $560 but had returned and was in Jail at the suit of Robert Wear at the time I got the last $560 I understood from the family of Pearce that he Pearce had brought a considerable sum of money with him when he returned that they had among them eight or nine hundred dollars. Robert Pearce before the last county court of Knox County got me to deliver to Robert Wear a Schedule of James Pearce property in which it was stated that James Pearce had left at his house when he was put in jail five hundred and sixty dollars a short time after Pearce was put in Jail I got the $560 from Robert Pearce Which I think was last February was a year ago I gave my note for the money and was to pay interest on it untill I repaid it. Robert Pearce appliced to me two or three (p. 428.) three weeks ago to get the money for fear that Wear should pester him and said he did not wish to spend it all at Law. I suppose I owe him four hundred Dollars on the note & the Interest from the time I borrowed it. Robert Pearce was a poor man I thought the greater part of the money was James Pearces.
The Court refused to grant a condemnation and the plaintiff by his attorney prayed an appeal.

Page 497~~ ~~~Tuesday 23rd December 1817~~~
Isaac Thomas )
vs )
Robert Wear & Robert Pearce ) This day came the plaintiffs by their atto. and dismissed their suit therefore it is considered by the court that the defendant recover against the plaintiff his costs in this behalf expended.

Page 522~~ ~~~Saturday 27th Decr. 1817~~~
Charlles McNally )
vs )
Hosea Reese & Isaac Thomas ) Judgment granted against Hosea Reese and
Isaac Thomas the Sheriff having returned
two nikils for the amount called for in the Seire facias and that exscution issue accordingly.


General Isaac Thomas Jr.

HYPERLINK http://www.geocities.com/blynnfitzz/BlountCoCourtRecIsaacThomas.html ]
"Blount County Court Minutes, Book No. 2 1814 - 1817
~~~Monday 26th September 1814~~~*

Isaac THOMAS )
vs )
Rueben CHARLES & James PEARCE ) Francis Hickman being garnished in this case states that at the time of being
summoned he owed Jas Pearce nothing

~~Page 427~~ ~~~Monday 23rd June 1817~~~
Isaac THOMAS )
vs )
James Pearce & Ruben Charles ) In this cause William Gibbs being summoned and sworn as a Garnishee says as follows (Viz) I borrowed of Robert Pearce son of James Pearce five hundred sixty dollars before that I borrowed of above mentioned Robert Pearce and James Pearce's family then lived on my land James Pearce had been absent from the county for some considerable time before I borrowed the $560 but had returned and was in Jail at the suit of Robert Wear at the time I got the last $560 I understood from the family of Pearce that he Pearce had brought a considerable sum of money with him when he returned that they had among them eight or nine hundred dollars. Robert Pearce before the last county court of Knox County got me to deliver to Robert Wear a Schedule of James Pearce property in which it was stated that James Pearce had left at his house when he was put in jail five hundred and sixty dollars a short time after Pearce was put in Jail I got the $560 from Robert Pearce Which I think was last February was a year ago I gave my note for the money and was to pay interest on it untill I repaid it. Robert Pearce appliced to me two or three (p. 428.) three weeks ago to get the money for fear that Wear should pester him and said he did not wish to spend it all at Law. I suppose I owe him four hundred Dollars on the note & the Interest from the time I borrowed it. Robert Pearce was a poor man I thought the greater part of the money was James Pearces.
The Court refused to grant a condemnation and the plaintiff by his attorney prayed an appeal.

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Isaac Thomas )
vs )
Robert Wear & Robert Pearce ) This day came the plaintiffs by their atto. and dismissed their suit therefore it is considered by the court that the defendant recover against the plaintiff his costs in this behalf expended.

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Charlles McNally )
vs )
Hosea Reese & Isaac Thomas ) Judgment granted against Hosea Reese and
Isaac Thomas the Sheriff having returned
two nikils for the amount called for in the Seire facias and that exscution issue accordingly.


Christopher Bullard

WILL: Researched notes of Mrs. Gail Shanelee (deceased) of Ellsworth, KS to T.Mason, Mar 1999; "Received the division of Christopher Bullard's estate. Jane Bullard married Isaac Thomas Jr. and her sister Ann Bullard married John C. Pryor. Neither outlived the estate settlement of their father, but Ann's estate inherited her share; and Jane's daughter inherited Jane's share." COMMENT by Jean: There is an abstract of a deed making Isaac Thomas trustee for the slaves that Christopher Bullard gives to his daughter Anny Pryor. In this instance the trustee is someone other than the daughter's husband. The purpose of course, was to keep the slaves for the daughter's use and not her husband's and they went to the "heirs of her body." Note: When we located a copy of the original deed, it became quite clear that Ann was still married to Judge John S. Pryor at the time of the gift and trusteeship, and he outlived her.


Judge John Henry Summerville Thomas

DESCENDANTS: Booklet - Thomas Family Reunion in Dallas, TX, 18 Jun 1994; Prepared by Jean Fladger Shanelec. Lists hundred of descendants of this couple.

CENSUS: Siever Co. 1830
John THOMAS
2 males under 5 1 female under 5
1 male 5-10 2 females 5-10
1 male 10-15 1 female 15-20
1 male 15-20 1 female 30-40
1 male 40-50

MILITARY: TENNESSEANS IN THE WAR OF 1812 by Sistler (p 492). War of 1812: John Thomas served as a private in a company of "Mounted Infantry" commanded by Captain William Mitchell in the Regiment of East Tennessee Militia under command of Col. Samuel Wear and Col. Samuel Bunch. Also took part in Indian Wars and Mormon encounter.

BIOGRAPHY: Letter from Lucy Kruse, 325 Seale St., Kingsville, TX 78363; Mar 1999; to T.Mason(file: Isaac Thomas); EXTRACT: Was 1st Chief Justice of Texas.

BURIAL: Thomas Family Reunion, Dallas, TX; 18Jun1994; Jean Alice Fladger Shanelec. NOTE: Buried in Thomas Graveyard but casket removed in 1900 and placed in Durgin plot, Greenwood Cemetery.

NAME: Some family records indicate a middle initial of "H". His obituary has "S". One printed biography list middle name of "Summerville".

OBITUARY: Weekly Herald Newspaper. Judge John Thomas, one of the oldest citizens of this county, died at his residence, eight miles north of Dallas, an Sunday morning last, after a protracted illness. Judge Thomas was well known to the older citizens of this city and county. He came to Texas thirty years ago this spring, and settled on the place on which he died. For the past two years he has been confined to his house by paralysis, we believe, but until the last ten days, had shown no sign of the near approach of death. He leaves a large family connection and a host of warm and sympathizing friends to mourn his departure. He was buried on yesterday afternoon, on his homeplace.

OBITUARY: THOMAS-Departed this life at his residence near Dallas, on the 11th instant, Judge John S. Thomas, in the 82nd year of his age.

Judge Thomas was born in Sevier county, Tennessee. After marriage in 1812, he removed to Missouri, and thence to Texas, thirty-one years ago.

One of the oldest settlers in this county, he had, by integrity as a citizen and kindly civility as a neighbor, made for himself an enviable reputation through all this county. The generous hospitality of his home is fresh in the memory of many of the early settlers, as well as of the earlier travelers through these then wild prairies. He reared a most reputable family of children, who now are among the best people of our county. At his death the family numbered about fifty-five, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The deceased, stricken down with paralysis on the third Sabbath in April, 1873, lay upon his bed helpless as a child for nearly two years. Well do we remember that fatal Sabbath, the last day he was ever able to sit at his table.

He joined the Methodist Episcopal Church south, in the fall of 1872, in which he lived in good and acceptable standing till he died.

True, he came into the vineyard at the eleventh hour, yet in the evening the Master sent for him to receive his reward.

Though speechless and helpless for about eighteen months, filial affection and tenderness unfaltering ministered day and night around the bedside of the stricken father.

And now the aged husband and wife have met again, their bodies side by side in the churchyard, and their spirits in the mansion prepared for the good. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."

W. H. L. Dallas, Texas,. April 15, 1875. [The Galveston Christian Advocate and St. Louis Advocate.]


Hannah Andes

OBITUARY: W. H. S. Texas Christian Advocate, and Nashville Advocate. Dallas, Texas, June 23, 1872.
Departed this life, June 20th, at the old homestead in Dallas county, in the 77th year of her age, Mrs Hannah Thomas, wife of Judge John S. Thomas, a native of Rockingham county, Va., the deceased removed to Tennessee when a child, was converted and joined the Methodist Church at the age of 16, and was married in 1815. After marriage the husband and wife, in 1833 moved to Missouri; thence to Texas in 1844, the 24th of May of which year they reached Cedar Springs, then in the county of Nacogdoches, at which time this was a comparative wilderness, there being only 12 families within the limits of the present county of Dallas.

Among the very pioneers of these western wilds, she brought with her those elevated principles of female character that at once made her, her home and her family a nucleus for a higher state of society; which she lived long enough to see developed into a larger and useful circle, and one of the best neighborhoods in all this county.

As a wife, she made her house a "home" to husband, children and friends. As a mother, laying first the example by early uniting with the church at Cochran's Chapel (consisting of only ten members,) she so reared up her children under pious auspices, that in them and her large circle of grandchildren, may be readily seen how the "works of the good do follow them." As a neighbor, the poor and needy will bear testimony that she was the "good Samaritan," universally beloved, with a kind word for everybody, with ever ready charity for others' errors, the whole community esteemed her with filial regard.

Confined to her room and bed mostly for the last eleven years, she never abated in cheerfulness, nor failed in trust or in resignation to the Divine Will. Like a true servant of the Master, often by her prayer and admonitions had she ministered christian consolation to the dying, and cheered the bereaved in their sorrows.

In all her illness, husband nor children ever wearied in relieving her wants. Yet with her the life - chords gradually weakened, till the 20th of June, they ceased to vibrate and the aged servant of God calmly rested in the arms of her Redeemer.

A few more toils and trials, and others of that home will go to join her on the blissful shores. May God, our Father give light to this darkened household, comfort to the desolate consort and bereaved children, and deeply impress her exemplary life and peaceful death upon their hearts, that every grand-child may sooner or later be gathered into the church of God, and finally come up to renew the family circle above where shall be no more parting or tears.


John P. Thomas

DIED-BURIAL: of typhoid fever and buried in Jalapa. Military Service in Mexican War (Dallas Company).