Re: Mary A. Miller,Epps,MO.
Thanks, Lawrence, for your good information.Were their any of Daniel's descendants that remained in this area after Daniel left? I do not think so.However, there were likely some Epps relatives still in Rutherford County. Family tradition says that Daniel made several trips back to TN, to visit family and perhaps settle up on past debts.
His brother, Edward, was married to Nancy's sister.When Edward died as the result of being kicked by a horse, she took the family and returned to Montgomery County (then called Anson County), NC., whereEdward still had land holdings.
Daniel and Nancy were married in 1804, and presumably they were married in North Carolina.So the time frame for their being in Tennessee is 1804 to 1819.Their oldest child, Lucy, was born in 1807.Joshua, their third child and first son, was born in 1808.If you have access to the census data for 1810, it would be interesting to see what other Eppses were in Rutherford County at that time.
It seems that "miller" runs in the family. Daniel and his son Joshua were millers in Butler County.The old millstone was found in Cane Creek in the 1980s, and the stone wall of the millstream is still visible there today.
I wonder how many places, streets, hills, etc. carry the Epps name?From Eppes Island in Virginia to Epps Mill Road in Tennessee to the Epps Township in Missouri, there is certainly a lot of history.And some very interesting and charming stories.