Gabriel Shakelford Apperson was born Feb. 16, 1858. He is the brother of my 2nd great grandmother, Sarah Malinda Apperson House Roman. Gabe's parents were Peter Apperson b. Nov. 17, 1812, d. Aug. 23, 1865, [s/o John Apperson, b. March 8, 1783 Surry, NC, and Celia Mitchell, b. 1790, SC] and Malinda N. Edwards, b. Dec. 22, 1821, d. Sept. 10, 1903 [d/o John Edwards b. Dec 27, 1776, VA and Mary Edwards -- her real maiden name -- b. Aug. 13, 1799, SC]. Peter and Malinda were born in TN, were pioneers in and married in Greene County, Missouri Nov. 17, 1839. Most of their children ended in St. Louis.
The marriage I have for Gabriel is to Gussie A. Walthen(r). All this is from his mother's bible record and her handwritten family record (dated 1892)recorded separately and stored in the bible. Perhaps Minnie a second marriage? Or a name change?