NameJohn H. Epperhart
Birth8 Sep 1875, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death6 Dec 1961, Rowan Co., Kentucky
BurialForest Lawn Cemetery, Morehead, Ky
Marriage9 Nov 1901, Rowan Co., Kentucky
SpouseElizabeth “Lizzie” Pigman
Birthabt 1884, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth1902, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death1969, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth26 Mar 1919, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Notes for John H. Epperhart
The Kentucky Death index lists John H. Epperhart, age 86, died 6 Dec 1916 in Rowan Co., residence same, certificate Vol. 59, #29087.
Notes for John H. & Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Family)
Rowan Co. marriage book 4, p. 142, contains a license issued 7 Nov 1901 for the marriage of John Epperhart, age 26, residence Minor, Ky, father born in Virginia, groom and his mother born in Rowan Co., to Lizzie Pigman, age 18, residence Morehead, born in Rowan Co., father Marion Pigman born in Letcher Co., mother Maggie Pigman born in Rowan Co.
There is no minister’s return, but a notarized letter from Marion & Maggie Day dated 16 Nov 1933 attests that the marriage took place at Marion Pigman's on 9 Nov 1901, officiated by T. W. Rose, and lists as other guests Alex & Kate Maxey, Clara Easterling, Harlan Blair, Milton Mark, Alice Bodkins, and Carl & Lillian Vinton.
John and Lizzie were first cousins once removed.
1910 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Morehead precinct, enumerated 2 May, lists on p. 11B as family #199/201:
Epperhart, John, 34, carpenter, b. Ky Va Ky; Elizabeth, wife, 26, b. Ky Ky Ky, first marriage for both, married 9 years, mother of 1 child, 1 living; Goldie, dau, 7, b. Ky Ky Ky.
The “daughter” Goldie should be a son. The preceding household is that of Marion and Maggie Pigman, and very curiously in light of the marriage record, that household also lists a daughter Elizabeth, age 26, single.
1920 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Morehead precinct, enumerated 12 Jan, lists on p. 4 as family #32:
Epperhart, John, 44, mechanic and carpenter; Elizabeth, 36, wife; Golden, son, 17; John D., son, 1.