Birth12 Aug 1796, Montgomery Co., Virginia
Death22 Aug 1878, Mercer Co., Illinois
Marriage7 Jan 1820, Montgomery Co., Virginia
SpouseAlley Wade, GGGG Aunt
Birthabt 1803, Franklin Co., Virginia
Death20 Mar 1885, Mercer Co., Illinois
Birthabt 1838, Mercer Co., Illinois
Birthabt 1842, Mercer Co., Illinois
Birthabt 1844, Mercer Co., Illinois
Notes for William & Alley (Family)
Montgomery Co. marriage records list the marriage of William Epperley and Ally Wade on 7 Jan 1820.
This is the same day that Allie’s sister Elizabeth married Jacob Epperly.
A Biographical History of Mercer and Henderson Counties, Illinois has the following article on pp. 499-500:
“William Epperly Sr., (deceased) was born in Montgomery Co., Virginia, August 12, 1796, and was married in 1819 to Miss Alley Wade, of the same county. Somewhere between the years 1831 and 1833 they removed from Virginia to the State of Indiana, at which time the family consisted of seven children. After a residence of thirteen years in Indiana, they removed to Mercer county, Illinois, where he spent the remainder of his life. Soon after his arrival here he purchased 320 acres of choice farming land, and by industry, economy, and the assistance of his faithful wife, succeeded in obtaining a title to the same, besides saving considerable money. While residing in Indiana three children were added to the family, and six in Illinois. Mr. Epperley was one of the early settlers of Duncan township, and was widely and favorably known. After having spent a long and useful life, he passed away, August 10, 1879, at the good old age of eighty-three. He was a member of the reorganized church of Jesus Christ, of Latter Day Saints, having been identified therewith for ten years prior. He died in full faith of the doctrine of the church. After his decease his property was divided among his children, he having made the arrangements before his death concerning the same. Ample provisions were made for his wife, who still survives him, and for his daughter, who will receive a dividend of the remaining portion of the estate.”
1820 census of Blackburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia, lists William Epperly, 1 m 16-25, 1 f 16-25.
1850 census of Mercer Co., Illinois, township 15 N R 4 West, enumerated 18 Aug, lists on p. 395 as family #679:
William Epperly, 54, farmer, b. Va; Allice, 49, b. Va; Nancy, 19, b. Indiana; Andrew, 17, b. Indiana; John C., 15, b. Indiana; Sarah, 12, b. Illinois; William, 10, b. Illinois; Eli, 7, b. Illinois; Mary Lawson, 22, b. Virginia.
1860 census of Mercer Co., Illinois, township 15 N R 4 West, enumerated 30 July, lists on p. 381 as family #2580:
William Epperly, 61, b. Va, farmer; Alla, 60, b. Va; William, 18, b. Ill; Eli, 16, b. Ill; Sarah, 12, b. Ind.
Either Sarah is some other relationship besides daughter, such as a grandchild, or her age should be 22, since the 1850 census lists Sarah age 12, but no child younger than Eli age 7.