George T. Epperson
George T. Epperson, farmer and stock-raiser, Star of the West, Ark. Thompson
and Ailey (King) Epperson, the parents of our subject, were both natives of
Franklin County, Ga., and to their marriage, which occurred in this State,
were born eight children, George T. being the eldest in order of birth. The
parents left their native State, moved to Tennessee, and in 1847 to
Arkansas, settling finally in Pike County, where they resided until they
received their final summons, the father dying in 1866 at the age of
sixty-three, and the mother in 1876 at an advanced age. The grandfathers on
both sides figured conspicuously in the Revolutionary War. George T.
Epperson was born in Habersham County, Ga., October 29, 1829, and was
principally reared in Tennessee, where he obtained a limited education, and
when twenty-four years of age he commenced working for himself as a farmer,
and this occupation he still continues to follow. At the present he is the
owner of 520 acres of land, and has about 180 acres under cultivation. He is
also the owner of considerable town property. He was married, (in 1851), to
Miss Sarah D. Polk, who was born in Arkansas, and who is the daughter of
Taylor Polk, a very prominent man in his day. Five children were born to
this union: Henry P., Mary A. (deceased), Taylor T., Eliza J. and Union D.
(deceased). All the children now living are married and reside in Arkansas.
Mrs. Epperson died in 1865. During the late (Civil) war, or in 1863, Mr.
Epperson enlisted in the Federal army as captain in Company D, Fourth
Arkansas Regiment, and although in no general battles, he was in numerous
skirmishes. He is a Democrat in politics, and socially is a member of the
Masonic fraternity, which he joined at Murfreesboro in 1854, and he still
holds membership in Star of the West Lodge No. 210. He is ready and willing
to aid in all worthy enterprises for the good of the county.
Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, 1890, Pike County,
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