Epperson Bible | Gilliams of Virginia

Epperson Bible
Updated March 18, 2016

Copied in 1938 by Juliet Fauntleroy, from a family Bible in the possession of Mrs. Eliza Gilliam Epperson Cothran of Altavista, Virginia. The Bible bore the arms of Great Britain, and was published in Edinburgh, MDCCXCIII.
Printed by Mark and Charles Kerr, His Majesty's Printers.

On the inside of the front cover is written:
Joseph Epperson's Book - December 12, 1819
Samuel Epperson
[smeared and probably added later]

On blank spaces at the end of the Old Testament:
Nancy Ridgeway was born February 5, 1818.
William R. Epperson was born March 31, 1806.
Samuel R. Epperson, the son of Littleberry and Elizabeth, was born the 6, 1790 [no month given].
James R. Epperson, the son of Samuel and [Anne] Epperson. was born June 17, 1810, on Sunday.
James R. Epperson was born June 17, 1810 on Sunday [this repeated]
Samuel Epperson was born May 6, 1790.
Littleberry E. Roark was born December 28, 1798.

On back of the above page:
Richard and Rebeccah Epperson's children
John H. Epperson was born July 15, 1799.
Joel H. Epperson was born February 3, 1801.

Samuel and Rosoman Ridgway's [Ridgeway] children:
Littleberry E. Ridgway was born May 2, 1801
James Ridgway was born December 11, 1803
Samuel Ridgway was born March 15, 1807 on Sunday
Mary Epperson was born July 11

David S. Lan (?) and Elizabeth Spencer's children
Polley Spencer was born October 5, 1796
Anne Spencer was born January 30, 1798
Elizabeth Spencer was born March 5, 1800
Moses Spencer was born December 7, 1801
Phebe Spencer was born August 23, 1804

Charles and Phebe Roark's children
Littleberry E. Roark was born December 28, 1798
Elizabeth R. Roark was born December 6, 1800
John R. Roark was born December 3, 1802

Samuel Epperson was born May 6, 1790
Nancy Epperson was born April 24, 1793

On blank space and inserted leaves at end of Apocrypha:
Littleberry E. Roark was born December 28, 1798
Elizabeth R. Roark was born December 6, 1800
John R. Roark was born December 3, 1802
Susannah L. Roark was born April 11, 1818

Joseph Epperson was born November 14, 1787
Littleberry Epperson was born October 31, 1784
Littleberry E. Roark was born December 28, 1798
Elizabeth R. Roark was born December 6, 1800
John R. Roark was born December 3, 1802
Riley Riely Roark children [?]
Charles Roork [?]

Next Page:
William Ridgway son of James Ridgway and Elizabeth was born November 14, 1786
Phebe Epperson was born February 8, 1779
Nancy Epperson was born February 5, 1818
Littleberry Epperson was born October 31, 1784
Joseph Epperson was born November 14, 1787
Samuel Epperson was born May 6, 1790
Nancy Epperson was born April 24, 1793
Nancy E. Ridgway was born February 5, 1818
Littleberry E. Adams was born December 22, 1810

On inserted leaves stitched into the binding:
Joseph Callaway was born September 20, 1751, deceased November 29, 1838
Mary Callaway, wife of J. Callaway, was born September 25, 1757, deceased February 18, 1830
Susan Epperson, daughter of J. and Mary Callaway was born April 14, 1783, deceased May 9, 1862 at 10 o'clock
Joseph Epperson, son of L.B. and Elizabeth Epperson was born November 14, 1787
Susan Ann Elizabeth Epperson, daughter to J. and Susan Epperson was born November 20, 1824
Joseph L. F. Epperson, son to J. and Susan Epperson was born February 28, 1826

On second inserted leaf:
Susan Epperson, daughter of J. and M. Callaway was born April 14, 1783
Joseph Epperson, son of L. B. and E. Epperson was born November 14, 1787
Susan A. E. Epperson, daughter of J. and S. Epperson was born November 20, 1824
J. C. F. Epperson, son of J. and S. Epperson was born February 28, 1826 [Died November 14, 1914]
E. G. Epperson was born April 2, 1849, son of J. C. F. Epperson and Virginia Glover Gilliam Epperson.
Died December 23, 1933
J.F. Epperson was born May 22, 1885, son of E. G. Epperson and Martha Younger Epperson
Joseph F. Epperson was born October 26, 1915, son of J. F. Epperson

[Virginia Glover Gilliam is the wife of Joseph Calloway F. Epperson, and the daughter of Dr. Glover Davenport Gilliam and Elizabeth Bolling Jones, his wife. In the 1850 Census, Virginia Glover Gilliam is listed as Virginia Epperson, age 20; Gilliam records generally refer to Virginia as Martha Virginia Gilliam.]



Sources
  • Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg, VA