The Shemwell Family

Joshua EppsAge: 56 years18081864

Joshua Epps
Given names
Birth October 13, 1808
MarriageSarah “Sally” McGeheeView this family

Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 3 years)

Note: War of 1812 between the Americans and the British. The Creek (or Red Stick) War in Alabama had different origins, but it coincided with the war of 1812, and the U.S. treated it as a part of the larger war, with Jackson and his forces also in charge of defeating the Creeks -
Birth of a daughter
#1Lucinda Epps
May 25, 1831 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#2Daniel Epps
September 4, 1832 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 23 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Birth of a son
#3William Epps
1834 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#4John A Epps
November 24, 1835 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 26 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas -
Birth of a daughter
#5Mary Epps
1837 (Age 28 years)
Note: Wayne County Missouri, now Butler County Missouri
Birth of a son
#6Thomas Epps
January 1838 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#7Carrol Estel Epps
November 1, 1839 (Age 31 years)
Associate: Obadiah R Epps
Birth of a son
#8Obadiah R Epps
November 1, 1839 (Age 31 years)
Associate: Carrol Estel Epps
Birth of a daughter
#9Martha Epps
1842 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 37 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
Census October 28, 1850 (Age 42 years)
Marriage of a childDaniel EppsElizabeth J FergusonView this family
May 1853 (Age 44 years)

Birth of a grandson
#1Marrion L Epps
about 1856 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Henry Carroll Epps
about 1858 (Age 49 years)
Marriage of a childObadiah R EppsMinerva VandoverView this family
Type: Religious marriage
October 20, 1859 (Age 51 years)
Marriage of a childCarrol Estel EppsMartha Jane “Mattie” LanleyView this family
Type: Civil marriage
December 15, 1859 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 48 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census July 17, 1860 (Age 51 years)
Civil War
Type: 15th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry
between 1861 and 1865 (Age 52 years)
Agency: Confederate
Note: Epps, Joshua
Birth of a grandson
#3Thomas Anderson Epps
January 30, 1861 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Isaac N Epps
about 1862 (Age 53 years)
Death of a wifeSarah “Sally” McGehee
October 18, 1862 (Age 54 years)
Death of a daughterMary Epps
1863 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 52 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
Death December 20, 1864 (Age 56 years)
Note: Epps, Joshua
Cemetery: Epps Cemetery 2
Last change October 31, 201922:33:55

by: Bruce Troutman
Family with Sarah “Sally” McGehee - View this family
Lucinda Epps
Birth: May 25, 1831 22 18Cane Creek, Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: 1900Cane Creek, Butler, Missouri, United States
15 months
2 years
23 months
2 years
Mary Epps
Birth: 1837 28 24Wayne, Missouri, United States
Death: 1863Butler, Missouri, United States
13 months
Thomas Epps
Birth: January 1838 29 25Missouri, United States
Death: 1909Texas, United States
22 months
Obadiah R Epps
Birth: November 1, 1839 31 27Wayne, Missouri, United States
Death: January 31, 1899Oklahoma, United States
3 years

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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Joshua Epps - Household

Butler, Missouri

Joshua Eppshead41MWFarmerTN
Sarah Eppswife37FWKY
Daniel Eppsson17MWFarmerMO
William Eppsson16MWFarmerMO
John Eppsson14MWMO
Mary Eppsdaughter13FWMO
Thomas Eppsson12MWMO
Carrol Eppsson10MWMO
Obadiah Eppsson10MWMO
Martha Eppsdaughter8FWMO

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Joshua Epps - Household

Poplar Bluff, Butler, Missouri

Joshua Eppshead51MWFarmerTN
Sarah Eppswife48FWHousekeeperTN
John Eppsson24MWFarmerMO
Thomas Eppsson22MWFarmerMO

Epps, Joshua Confederate Cavalry 15th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry died in the POW camp Alton, IL
Epps, Joshua Confederate Cavalry 15th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry died in the POW camp Alton, IL