Re: Mary A. Miller,Epps,MO.
Hi Lawrence: I have the birth/death dates of Lawrence Epps of Poplar Bluff as 1900-1956. This Lawrence Epps was the fourth son of Conner Alonzo Epps and Rosa Helm Epps.He and my dad were brothers.Lawrence was born in Butler County, died in Butler County.He was a railroader and was involved in a train wreck. They were sure he was dead, but he survives and lives for many years thereafter.
Lawrence's grandfather was Carroll Epps, a Civil War Veteran (CSA) and a respected citizen of Butler County.He was elected County Assessor and was one of the founders of First Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff.
His great-grandfather was Joshua Epps, a miller and farmer, and one of the largest landholders in Butler County at that time.Joshua was taken prisoner by the Missouri Militia and tried for harboring guerillas.He died near the end of the Civil War in the infamous Alton Military Prison in Illinois.
His great-great grandfather was Daniel Epps, one of the orginal settlers of Butler County.Daniel and Nancy Carter Epps migrated to Butler County, MO, in 1819-20. They were married in Montgomery County, North Carolina, then moved near Murfreesboro (Rutherford County, Tennessee. From there, thy moved on to Missouri.I do not know how long they were in TN, but it was long enough to have several kids.Daniel was a miller and farmer.
My records do not show any other Lawrence Epps in the Poplar Bluff/Butler County area.Hope this helps.