J R Epperson
Posted By: Tina Keister (email)
Date: 1/14/2006 at 18:18:55
J R Epperson, retired merchant, Boone, among the early settlers and successful business men of Boone county, may be mentioned the subject of this brief sketch, who was born in Bartholomew county, Indiana, on June 3, 1829, he was principally raised in Clay county, and lived there until he came to this county in 1852, he learned the tanner and currier trade in his youth and had experience in farming, in 1853 he ran the first steam saw mill in the county, and continued the business for four years, he then engaged in the grocery business, in 1871 he was elected treasurer of the county and held the office tow years; he married Miss Cynthia Gildea, in February, 1852, she was born in Harrison county, Indiana; they have one son: Edward B; lost one daughter Eva
From the 1880 Boone Co History book
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