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Re: John, second son of immig. and desc
Posted by: Jean Date: July 17, 2000 at 14:03:05
In Reply to: Jacob, oldest son of immig. and his desc by Jean of 88

Please correct and add information that you wish to have posted. This begins the information for the second oldest son of John Adam and Christina Barbara Epting, the immigrants. [Apologies for the way my format came out on genforum. Not the same way that it was put in.....jeb.]Remember:*NCSCC-1, [or just plain *-1] means Newberry County S.C. Cemeteries, Vol. 1.
 NCSCC-2, [or just plain *-2] means Newberry County S.C. Cemeteries, Vol. 2.
Both books were sponsored by the Newberry County Historical Society.

B. John Epting, Sr. (spelled “Hepton” in the early census) (b. ca. 1756, d. before 1810.) Married Anne Lohner (per Mr. Summer’s book) She died before 1800.

B.1. Adam Epting (b. 1771-4, d. 1831-40.) [Rev. Godfrey Dreher buried an
Adam Epting June 4, 1839. (p.46) but I cannot be sure it is THIS Adam
Epting. The Lexington County Deed Book P, page 92 has all his children
selling his estate on Feb 25, 1847, which was 95 acres, to their brother
Adam. Land was adj. John Counts, John C. Hope, George and John
Epting and said Adam Epting.
Catherine, wife of William Epting (B.1.a.), relinquished her dower right.
Jan. 15, Plat Jan. 7, 1842.]
Adam Epting (B.1.) married Elizabeth Counts (b. 1770-80) sister of “Carpenter” John Counts who married Mary Magdalina
Summer. [It is possible, but not at all provable, that she was “Widow
Epting” who died 1843 noted in Rev. Dreher’s journal.] Elizabeth
Epting is on the 1840 Lex. Co. census with 1 male age 20-30 (born 1810-
20) and 1 female, age 30-40 (born 1800-1810).

B.1.a. William Epting (called “Sr.” in Lexington County, 1842)(b. ca.
1807, d. after 1880) married Catherine Summer (b. 3-1810, d. after
1900) Leland Summer’s book states that she was the
Daughter of Maj. William and Elizabeth Fulmer Summer.
Both Catherine and William Epting were alive in 1880 on the
census, but Catherine was living with her son David Richard
(B1a1) in 1900.
[Jacob Harmon, coroner, acting as sheriff, of Lex.
Dist. sold to Wm. Summer, 214 acres of land, by virtue of a writ of fieri facias (“Fi Fa”) of Court of Common Pleas in Newberry District, tested April 6, 1842, at suit of John Summer, assignee of the executor of Major William Summer, deceased, for the use of D. Chapman against William Epting, directed to all and singular, goods, chattels, lands and tenements of Wm. Epting’s to levy sum of $143.88, and also the interest from April 11, 1834, and also sum of $15.12 ½ damages and costs and whereas Wm. L. Miller, late sheriff of said dist. did seize and take land etc., of William Epting, containing 214 acres in Lex. Dist. adj. J. A. Schmitz, Lewis George, Andrew Shealy, Henry Miller, and others, and whereas said premises with appurtenances have been exposed to public sale at public vendue (sic) and purchased by William Summer of Newberry District for $100.00 (highest bidder) Feb 6, 1844. Wit: J.A. Schmitz, George H. Chapman, Recorded Feb 7, 1844. [Lexington Deed Book N, page 189. Microfilm Box C476, SC Archives.] [In the 1860 census my Jacob Epting , Jr. (born Nby. Co.) lived in the Lex. district in the household next to his cousin Jacob Epting Sr. and, on the other side, next to William and Catherine Epting (June 21, 1860) In 1870, my Jacob Epting lived in the Lex. District in the Broad River section next to Henry and Mary Miller and next to Andrew and Caroline Sheely.
Footnote 46 This is all the same area, because in 1850 William and Catherine lived next door to Henry Miller.

B1a1 David Richard Epting (b. 11-14-1833, d. 10-4-1903)
David lived next door to his parents in the censuses 1860-80. He married Mary B. Setzler. [Rev. Daniel Efird’s journal says David R. Epting married Mary Ann Setsler of Newberry District on Feb. 28, 1860. (Efird’s journal microfilm page 145, Caroliniana Library.) She is said to be the daughter of Martin Setzler and Mary (Morgan) Setzler and she appears with her step-mother Susanna Lohner Setzler on the Newberry 1850 census. (See Setzler book page 50) [Susanna Setzler lived next door to George (B.3., deceased) Epting’s children on the 1850 census, adding support to the land which was sold above.]
Mary Ann B. Setzler Epting was b. 12-5-1835, d. 11-29-1924) buried Mr. Horeb Cem. [*-2, page 231.] A possible reference to her estate is Lex. County Probate office, Box 382, Parcel 5. It makes reference to Mary A.B. Epting’s estate with John G.A. Rister, Admr. I cannot tell you for sure that it refers to THIS Mary Ann, but would be worth checking out.

B1a2 James H. Epting (b. ca. 1837) confirmed by 1860

B1a3 William R. Epting (b. ca. 1843) confirmed by 1860

B1a4 John A. Epting (b. ca. 1845) confirmed by 1860
        Lex. census.
[The above men were not found on the 1870 Lex. or. Nby. censuses.]

                     B.1.b        Ephraim Epting (b. ca. 1817, d. ca. 1850.) He is also on
1850 Lex. census page 363 living next to John (B.2.)Epting
Married Magdaline _______ (b. ca. 1818, d. betw. 1850-
60) Ephraim was listed on the Lex. County mortality list
for 1850, page 2. After he and his wife died, some of their
children were found living with his
sister Sally (B.1.c.) (Sarah) Epting in 1860 census.

B1b1 Adam Epting (b. ca. 1835) confirmed by 1850
census only.

                            B1b2 Anna Rebecca Epting (b. ca. 1840) on 1860 census
with Aunt Sarah Epting (B.1.c.)

B1b3 William Epting (b. ca. 1843) found on 1850 census

                            B1b4 George (Henry?) Epting (b. 12-3-1845, d. 8-2-
1880, Lexington Co. Probate Office, Box 83, Parcel 16). Lived with Sarah (B.1.c.)Epting on 1860 census as “George H.” Married Susannah Summer (who m. 2) Mr.Moss). She was the daughter of James Andrew Summer who was the son of George Adam Summer, Jr. Susannah E. (b. 3-27-1850, d. 5-30-1922) Both are buried in the Capers Chapel Methodist Church Cem. Her tombstone says “Susannah E. Epting Moss” [*-1, pages 214 and 215.] George H.’s grave is marked with “Mason.” They were married Feb. 24, 1870. [Per Bible records sent by David Sease,]

B1b4a Willie Haskell Epting (b. 6-8-1871, d. 10-
23-1941) married Emma Counts (?) (b. 2-27-1874, d. 9-22-1966) [See Ted Epton’s book.]

B1b4b James E. Epting (b. 1-5-1871, d. 1950)
Buried Peak Cem.[*-1, page 155] married Susan E. (b. ca. 1877) Lived Main Street, Lex. 1820 census. Had 8 boarders in 1920. His tombstone says he was born 1872 and died 1950. Next to him lies Susan Emma Stoudemayer born 3-31-1876, d. 9-5-1947.

B1b4b1 George Epting (b. 4-14-1901, d.4-

B1b4b2 James V. Epting (b. 5-23-1902, d.

                                   B1b4c Mary B. Epting (b. 2-13-1877)

                     B.1.c.        Sarah Epting (b. ca. 1790, d. before or about 1881. Letters
of administration of her estate were granted to Wm. J.
Assmann, CCC, on Mar.21, 1881. No date was given for her actual death.) Birth age is different on 1860 and 1870 censuses. A Sarah Epting lived next door to John (B.2.) and Eve Epting in 1850. Leland Summer’s book says John and Eve had a daughter Sarah who never married. But after you read the following deeds, you may agree that there is some speculation about these two Sarahs being one in the same. Lexington County Deed Book “P” page 92: William Epting, Ephraim Epting, Christina Summer and Sarah Epting to Adam Epting of Lexington County, deeded land owned by the late Adam Epting, Sr. [(B.1.)] deceased, in Lexington District adj. John Counts, John C. Hope, George[(B.3.)] and JOHN [(B.2.)]EPTING and ‘the said’ Adam Epting March 19, 1842. (Plat Jan 7, 1842) Wits: Wm. Summer, and P. Dickert. Signed by William Epting, Sen’r. (Seal), E. Epting (Seal), Christiana (X) Summer and Sarah (X) Epting. William Summer of Newberry Dist. proved the record on March 19, 1842 and G. M. Fulmer, magistrate of Lexington Co., declared that Catherine Epting, wife of William, relinquished her dower right, (recorded Jan. 15, 1847.) [Records at SC Archives.]
Lex. Deed book “CC” page 772. Wm. J. Assmann admr.
(vs) Wm. E. Epting et al 1882: Sallie Epting’s letters of
administration were granted to Wm. J. Assmann. [He may have been the county clerk or deputy.] He went to court of Common Pleas and asked to sell her land to pay her debts. Case was against William E. Epting et al June 19, 1882. He sold 60 acres to U. J. Stuck for $500.00 adj. Col. G.H. Chapman, and John A. Summer in Lex. Dist. about ½ mile from Hope Station on Greenville and Columbia Railroad. Also, the Lex. Probate record Box 81, parcel 2, with William J. Asmann, admr., may be able to throw light on this issue.

                     B.1.d. Christina Epting (b. ca. 1798) married Andrew Summer,
who was the son of George Adam Summer, Jr. per Leland Summer’s book. [In the 1850 census, Christina was listed as a “male” and Andrew Summer was gone.]

B1d1 William Anderson Summer (b. ca. 1826) married
Polly (?) (b. ca. 1829) Confirmed by 1850 census.
                            B1d2 Jacob Summer (b. ca. 1831) Confirmed on 1850

                            B1d3 John Adam Summer

                            B1d4 Mary Summer married William Rister

                            B1d5 Anna E. Summer (b. ca. 1832) on 1850 census

                            B1d6 unidentified female

                            B1d7 unidentified female

                     B.1.e. Adam Epting, Jr.(b. ca 1802, d. between 1850-60) married
Harriett Busby (b. ca. 1808) They are on the Newberry Co.
1850 census, page 363. Harriett is still living in 1870.
Adam Epting and wife “H” Epting sold 9 ¼ acres on Crims Creek for $84.00 to John Epting Sen’r. of Lex. Co. beginning on the corner of Saloma Epting, and running N.E. on the Lohner’s, and said John Epting’s line. Jan. 31,
1846. In the margin, it said “Probate.” Lex. Deed Book P
page 383. He was called Adam “Sr.” in this deed. That means there was another Adam Epting in the county who was of legal age, but younger than this Adam. [Busby surname contributed by Ted Epton in his book, page 258.] This Adam was the one to whom his siblings deeded land in 1842. As you can see, he died before his sister Sally’s estate was administered in 1882. Was “Saloma” Epting the same person as “Sally” Epting?

B1e1       Jacob B. Epting (also known as Joseph B. Epting)               This man is found on the 1850 Lex. Co. Census and
he was 23 years old, living with Adam and Harriett Epting. In the Epting-Murdock-Summer cemetery 1½ miles south of Peak, SC., [*-1, page 230] there is a grave for Georgianna Epting, “consort of J. B. Epting” (b. 10-25-1833, d. 11-27-1856.) In 1860 “J.B.” Epting is on the Fairfield Co. Census, married to Mary (b. ca. 1838). Her last name may have been Coon (Koon.) [Please confirm or refute.] The next census he is found on in Lex. Co. is the 1870 census. His name is shown as “J.B.” Everything fits as far as the ages of both persons for J. B. to be the same man as Jacob B. Yet his descendants believe that his name was “Joseph Benjamin” Epting. There are NO Joseph Benjamins on any census for that time. I believe that his name may have been Joseph Jacob Benjamin OR Jacob Joseph Benjamin and that the census taker did not take down all three names. In 1902 J. B. Epting of Lex. Co. deeded to Mary Ann Epting of Lex. Co. and Tarsy Murdock of Fairfield Co., 20 acres adj. Levi Stuck, J. W. Stoudemire, James A. Summer, and Thomas N. Epting. [Lexington Co. Deed Book “SS” page 545. “Quitclaim.”] They appear to be siblings, as you will later see.
A strange thing is that there were not any children listed in Jacob B. Epting’s household in the 1860 Fairfield census. Yet in 1870 there was a 12-year-old girl named “Ann” living with them. She would have been born in 1858, two years too late to be Georgianna’s child, if the census taker is to be believed. For convenience only, I am listing her as a child of J. B. and Mary. I do not personally believe this to be the case. It is possible that J.B. Epting was married again, between Georgianna and Mary, and that his young daughter was living with relatives in the 1860 census. This is really going out on a limb though, and should NOT be taken as fact unless proven by some family record or a legal record. The following people were in J. B. and Mary’s household in the 1870 Lex. Co. census. (By the way, J. B. was a railroad laborer in the 1860 Fairfield Census.)

B1e1? Ann Epting (b. ca. 1858 per census) [she
may be Anna E. Summer (b. 5-28-1858, d.
12-8-1890) who is buried with her child in the Epting/Murdock/Summer Cem. 1 ½ miles south of Peak SC. Her child was Holland B. Summer (b. 4-4-1890, d. 9-20-1890){*-1. Page 230}] I need for someone to post a confirmation of who this Anna is, or a correction of this. Thanks.

                                   B1e1a Catherine I. Epting (b. 3-27-1854, d. 6-9-
1855) not provable as d/o J. B. but in same small cemetery . [*1, page 230.]

                                   B1e1b John Andrew Epting (b. 2-18-1861 Peak
S.C., d. 6-1-1941.) He was a sharecropper. He married Martha (“Mattie”) Ellen Shealy (B3a2a) (b. 3-12-1868 at Little Mountain, SC; d. 8-21-1958) Both buried Prosperity Cem. [*-1, page 87 and 88.] (Mattie’s mother was Elizabeth Henrietta Epting (B3a2.) She died when Mattie was young, and Mattie is found on the 1880 Lex. census with her grandparents, Jacob (B.3.a.) and Mary Ann Epting Her father was Daniel Isaac “Ike” Shealy, son of Andrew and Caroline Shealy.)

B1e1b1 Lillie Epting (b. 9-12-1885, d. 3-
19-1898 when she was shot by a boy for picking flowers on the sharecropper’s owner’s land.)

                                          B1e1b2 Andrew Killian Epting (b. 8-6-
1887, d. 10-19-1946) buried Prosperity Cem. Tombstone says Killian N. Epting. [*-1, page 88.] He married Eliza Jeannette Bedenbaugh (b. 7-9-1889, d. 5-13-1984, per Kenneth Epting). [On a personal note, Killian built the house I grew up in. It was built in the very early years of 1900 on Bush River Road, about 5 miles north west of Newberry. My daddy Hugh Epting, who was born in that house, tore it down when a new house was built to replace it in 1972…..jeb]

2a Violet M. Epting Married (1)
Gurdon Counts, (2) Emmet

a1 Gurdon Wright Counts

a2 Richard Counts

a3 male (died young)
                                           2b Kenneth Epting

                                           2c Voight Epting

                                           2d Bonnie Lou Epting
                                                  Married ____Reagin

                                   B1e1b3 Rilla Lavinia Epting (b. 3-19-1890, d. 5-
27-1974) married George Irvin Hawkins (b. 3-14-1882, d. 4-23-1973)

                                   B1e1b4 Joseph Benjamin Epting (b. 3-5-1893, d.
1981) Married Mattie Bedenbaugh (b.
1895, d. 1976) No children. Buried Newberry Memorial Gardens. Lived Bachman Chapel Road in Newberry Co.

B1e1b5 Mamie E. Epting (b. 4-17-1896, Married
Charlie Porter. Had three children.

                                   B1e1b6 Brooks Dewey Epting (b. 12-24-1898)
Married (1) Marie Bedenbaugh (b. 3-29-
1902, d. 11-5-1955.) and (2) Lucile Stone

6a Robert Ferrell Epting (b. 3-12-
1920, d. 3-12-1981) Married Trudie Bedenbaugh.

                                           6b Ralph Lamar Epting
                                    6c James Harold Epting

                                   B1e1b7 Toye E. Epting married James Simon
B1e1b8 Hoyt Buford Epting
Married Lillie Sharpe.

B1e1b9 Olin Edward Epting married Werts

B1e1b10 Homer Ollie Epting married Reba A.

                                   B1e1b11 Daisy Mae Epting married (1) John Dowd
and (2) Ben Waters.

B1e1c Thomas Edward Epting (b. 4-1869) married Sallie
Elizabeth Lyles (b. 8-1880) (per information from
Gus Haiden). They were on the Richland County,
SC 1910 and 1920 census, and lived at 1000
Gervais Street, Columbia, SC.

B1e1c1 Troy K. Epting

B1e1c2 Harry T. Epting

B1e1c3 Ferris E. Epting

B1e1c4 Horace A. Epting

B1e1c5 Ada Epting married John Henry Koon.

B1e1c6 Thelma Epting

B1e1c7 Eva Epting

B1e1c8 Thora Epting

B1e1c9 Unidentified child

                     B1e1 (continued) information on J.B. Epting
** Note Jane E. (or C.) Epting (b. ca. 1849) lived with J. B. and Mary Epting on the 1870 census.
In addition, a child named Jacob S. Epting (b. ca. 1863) was listed after Jane’s name, making me think that he was Jane’s child. I have not received any information about who either might have been. If I am permitted to speculate (and I shouldn’t be) she may have been a daughter-in-law of J.B. Epting, or a sister.….jeb.

B1e2 Mary Ann Epting (b. ca. 1830) (Her name was spelled
“Morgan E.” and “Mare A.” on the 1850 Lex. census and the 1860 census. In 1870 it was Mary A., and she was living with her brother T. N. Epting. On the 1880 census, her name was spelled “Mary E.,” and she was still living with her brother Thomas N. Epting in the Broad River District of Lex. County.

B1e3 Thomas N. Epting (b. ca. 1832, d. after 1891) [Executor was
J. A. Murdock, Lex. Co. Probate office, Box 132, Parcel 3,
Page A-567-9.] Married Sarah Lavinia Counts (b. 11-19-
1838, d. 11-6-1884.) She married (2) a Stoudemire [Lex.
Probate Box 198, Parcel 4, page A 567-9. .[Counts surname
proven in Lex. Deed Book “Z” page 142: Martha Counts
now wife of Adam Chapman, and Levinia Counts now the
wife of Thomas N. Epting, and Isabell Counts now wife of James W. Stoudemire, and Pamella Counts, wife of George W. Stoudemire, for $400 sold to Henry H. Counts and Wm. C. Miller land on the head branches of the Broad River and adjoining on the north Jackson W. Stuck, and on the east John Mayer, and on the south by same, and west by Andrew J. Counts.] Lavinia is buried in the Epting/Murdock/Summer Cem. 1 ½ miles S. of Peak, SC.
The inscription is “P.L.E. Epting” on the headstone [*1, page 230]

                     B1e4 Tirzah Epting (Her name was spelled “Tarsy” on the census)
(b. 5-30-1827, d. 7-30-1899) married on 5-24-1860 Andrew Murdock, a bridge builder from Ochiltree Ayrshire, Scotland (b. 7-28-1828, d. 5-13-1890). The Murdocks lived with Tirzah’s mother Harriett Epting in 1860. They are both buried in the Epting/Murdock/Summer cemetery 1 and 1/2 miles south of Peak, S.C. [*1, page 230]

B1e4a James A. Murdock “Sandy” (b. 1862, d. 1896)
buried same cem. as parents.

                            B1e4b Alexander Murdock (b. ca. 1868)

B1e4c John William Murdock (b. 4-21-1871, d. 9-28-
1897) buried same cem. as parents.

              B1e4d Mary J. Murdock (b. 1872, d. 1893)

              B1e4e Sarah L. Murdock (b. ca. 1876)

B1e5 John A. Epting (b. ca. 1838) Seems to disappear
              after the 1860 census.

Children of John Epting, Sr. (B.) and Anne Lohner Epting continued:

B.2. John Epting (again “Hepton” on early census.) (b. 6-2-1778, d. before
Feb. 28, 1856 when his estate papers were filed.) Married on 1-4-1802
(1) Mary Eve Zeigler who died 5-7-1803. (2) Elizabeth Werts (b. 2-11-
1786, d. 3-12-1847) See Lex. Co. Will Book 1, pages 54 and 55.
ElizabethWerts was the daughter of John Wertz. John Epting was exor. of John Wertz’s will. In the 1850 Lex. census, John Epting lived in household #357.

B.2.a        Sarah Epting (b.1791-1800) never married. Eve’s child. Lived in household #356 next to her parents (per Mr. Summer’s book) in 1850 census. [Note: this is the person about whom I wrote under (B.1.c.)….jeb]

B.2.b John George Epting (“Captain George”) Lex. Co. 1850 census page 370-1. (b. 6-3-1809, d. 10-26-1894) Married Elizabeth “Betsy” Chapman (b. 4-29-1811, d. 4-4-1884 Lex. Probate box 96, parcel 7. They are buried in the Epting Graveyard #3, 3 miles northeast of Little Mountain, S.C. [*1, page 62.]) Betsy was the sister of Adam Chapman, which made her the aunt of Mary Ann Chapman who married Jacob Epting (B.3.a.) whose father was also a George Epting (B.3.). In fact, George (B.2.) was the guardian of Mary Ann Chapman and her sisters when her father died as a very young man. See (B.3.a.) When both Georges were alive at the same time, this George was referred to as “George, Jr.” in Lex. records.
       John A. Fulmer sold 160 acres to “George Epting Jr.” for $1500 in Lex. Co. on the head branches of Crims Creek, waters of the Broad River, adj. on east John Mayer, south by David Haltiwanger, west by George Epting and William Chapman, and north by George Stoudemire. Wits: G. Stoudemire, Wm, Chapman, and G.M. Fulmer. Recorded Oct. 23, 1846 [page 373 in the deeds covering that year.]
       “Capt.” George Epting was a Mason. He was administrator of his father John’s estate in 1856.

       B2b1 George Adam Epting (b. 4-5-1833, d. 11-25-1862) buried in
       same graveyard as his parents. On the 1860 census, he lived next door to his parents and he had already lost his wife. He had a child Polly E. Epting, who was born 1854 and a son James A. Epting, born 1856. George Adam Epting had been married to Jemima J. Swittenburg (b. 1832, d. 1857 She is buried in the Shealy-Swittenburg Cemetery 3 miles east of Little Mountain, S.C. [*1, page 163]) She was the daughter of William Swittenburg (b. ca. 1796) who lived in close proximity to this limb of the Epting tree in the 1870 census.
              The Lutheran Observer says George A. Epting died of rheumatism. Leland Summer’s book says he was killed in the War Between the States, and other sources say he was in Company 14, 13th regiment, S.C. Infantry.
              Lexington Deed Book S, page 324, records George (B.2.b.) Epting deeding 88 acres on Crims Creek to G.A. (B.2.b.1.) Epting in 1850. He would have been about 17 years old then.

       B2b1a Polly E.Epting (b. ca. 1854, was alive to give birth
              in 1877….and maybe longer.) married John W.
       Swittenberg. [There is a John W. Swittenberg (b. 1854, d. 1941) in the St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, but there is no Polly E. buried near him. Therefore, I cannot tell whether this is the correct man to be her husband. Next to him are Jane S. Swittenberg born1874-died 1945 and Suddie S. Swittenberg born 1872-died 1926.
              There is a Susie Swittenberg, wife of Reuben S. Maybin, and d/o J.W. and M.A. Swittenberg in the Shealy/Swittenburg Cem. above, but I do not know if “M.A.” Swittenberg is the same person as “Polly E.” Swittenburg or not. This has to take into consideration that “Polly” is a nickname for “Mary.” This Susie Maybin was born 2-23-1869 and died 6-8-1906. I would like to have Maybin or Swittenburg family input on this, please.

       B2b1a1 Lenora Jane Swittenberg (b. 5-28-1877, d.
       11-12-1952 buried Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Cem.. [*-1, page 137. Headstone states that John W. and Polly Epting Swittenberg are her parents. ]

B2b1a2 Laura Mae Swittenberg (b. 9-11-1871, d. 9-11-1937, her birthday.)[*-1, page 137 Headstone states that John W. and Polly Epting Swittenberg are her parent.]
              B2b1b James Adam Epting (b. 7-21-1855, d. 1-16-1882)
buried Epting Graveyard #2 which is 3 miles NE Little Mountain S.C. [*1, page 62] Married on 12-21-1876 Mahaly Cummings Sease (b. 10-9-1856, d. 12-2-1939) She is buried at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Cem. [*-1,page 137] [A note of interest is that in one of the letters written to “Miss Bettie” by my great-great grandmother Mary Mahala Stoudemayer {who later married (B3a3) Joseph Warren Epting} written Nov. 18, 1876, she notes the marriages which have taken place among their mutual friends in Lexington County. She says “I have no news that would interest you any. Of the marriages is Nettie and Pink Stoudy, Jim Epting and Mahala Sease and Brooks Swygert and Alice Sease. Give my love… etc...” The marriage date between Jim and Mahala does not agree with the date originally given in my book which was 12-21-1879……jeb]

B2b1b1 Jacob Cornelius Epting (b. 7-9-1877, d. 5-21-1963) Married Annie Fledna Riser (b. 5-1-1883, d. 10-22-1942.) She was the daughter of Willie and Mary Susan Shealy Riser of Little Mountain, S.C. Buried Holy Trinity Luth. Ch. Cem [*-1, page 132]

B2b1b1a James Claude Epting (b. 9-29-1903, d. 3-
23-1971) Married Gladys Arrington of Atlanta, Ga.
                     B2b1b1b Willie Mae Epting (b. 11-4-1906, d. 5-
                            16-1931) Teacher. Buried Holy Trinity
                            Luth Ch. Cem. [*-1, page 132]

                     B2b1b1c Elmer Eugene Epting, Sr. married Naomi
                            Ruff of Newberry, SC.

                     B2b1b1d Ralph Everette Epting married Mary
                            Eddie Lindler of Little Mountain S.C.

              B2b1b2 Daniel Quincy (Adam) Epting (b. 2-18-1880, d.
                     12-23-1952) married Ellen E. Wheeler (b. 11-9-
                     1882, d. 5-14-1952) Buried Holy Trinity Luth. Ch.
                     [*-1, 137]

                     2a Frank N. Epting

                     2b Lucile L. Epting

                     2c Elberta Epting

                     2d Ruby E. Epting

                     2e Jesse R. Epting

                     2f Mildred C. Epting

              B2b1b3 Eula B. Epting (b. 9-3-1892, d. 2-2-1976)
                      Teacher. Lived with her mother in 1920 census.

              B2b1b4 Chloe L. Epting (b. 12-25-1895, d. 11-11-1983)
              Also a teacher, who lived with her mother in
              1920 census.

B2b2 Mary Elizabeth (Eliza) Epting (b. 10-11-1836, d. 10-8-1858 buried
       Epting graveyard #3, which is 3 miles NE Lt. Mountain, S.C.) [*-
1, page 62] Married on 12-17-1857 Asa M. Sease (b. 9-14-1833,
d. 1-22-1912 buried Peak Cem.) [*-1, page 156]

       B2b2a Mary Alice Sease (b. 10-1-1858, d. 1-21-1899 bur. Peak
              Cem.) [*-1, page 156]married J. Brooks Swygert, [which
              was one of the other marriages referred to in my great-great
              grandmother’s letter of Nov. 1876…..see B2b1b….jeb]

B2b3 Moriah Elizabeth Epting (b. 1-7-1840, d. 8-27-1915 )
Married Wilson H. Dickert of Newberry on 2-9-1860. That marriage was recorded in Rev.Daniel Efird’s Journal page 145 [on Microfilm at Caroliniana Library in Columbia, S.C.] and it says “Moriah Elizabeth Epting married Willson Dickert.” The Rising Sun reported the marriage on the date March 9, and it also says Willson Dickert. Wilson H. Dickert (b. 10-11-1838, d. 2-5-1915) Mr. Summer’s book said that her descendants “live in Georgia and other places.” The couple is buried in Rosemont Cemetery in Newberry, S.C. [*-2, page 35] Beside them are their children:

B2b3a Caro May Dickert (d. 11-5-1882, 5m 26d)

B2b3b Lola Estell Dickert (d. 9-9-1882, 4y 9m 10d)

B2b4 Martha Delila Epting (b. ca. 1839, d. 1925) Married George Walter
       Summer on 10-11-1857 per The Rising Sun. He was born 1838
and died 7-13-1862. He died in a Confederate Hospital called Winder near Richmond, Virginia. He was the son of Cynthia Ray (1802-1879) and John Summer (1797-1864). Martha Delila lived next door to her parents in the 1880 Lex. Co. Census.
       Lexington Co. Deed Book T, page 735 records the deed of 55 acres to George Walter Summer from A.G. Summer in 1859. Lexington Co. Deed Book U, page 613, records George Epting deeding 60 acres to G. W. Summer on Crim’s Creek in 1861. In 1871 George Epting deeded 60 acres on Crims Creek to Martha D. Summer. It may have been the same 60 acres.

B2b4a Dr. Charles Edward Summer (b. 11-1858, d. 1947) Married
       (1) Lenora Christina Sease (b. 1859, d. 1884) and (2)
Mary Jane Sease (b. 5-1861, d. 1930) Lived in Newberry
in 1900 census. [See Ted Epton’s book, page 94, for the
story about moving “Nora’s” grave 12 years later.]

B2b4a1 Clarence Thompson Summer (b. 4-4-1880, d. 11-
       15-1957) married Frances Eoline Werts (b. ca.
       1883, d. 10-18-1965) d/o David Werts.

B2b4a1a Martha Neul Summer married Clifford

              B2b4a2 Agnes I. Cora (b. 1-9-1882, d. 2-24-1972) married
                      John Bernard Mayes (b. 9-13-1863, d. 9-29-1934)
                      Buried Rosemont Cemetery, Newberry, S.C. [*-2,
                      page 2]

                     2a John Bernard Mayes (b. 9-2-1918, d. 12-18-
                      1942 in N. Africa, World War II.)

                     2b Agnes Mayes

                     2c Nancy Mayes

              B2b4a3 Susan Summer (b. 1-1884) married William
                     3a James Haltiwanger

                     3b Charles Edward Haltiwanger

Children of second wife:
              B2b4a4 Elmer Sease Summer (b. 7-1887)married Annie
                      Griffin of Atlanta, Ga.

                     4a Elmer Summer, Jr. (died young)

                     4b Evelyn Summer

              B2b4a5 Charles Forrest Summer (b. 8-1888) married
                      Mittie Young.

                     5a Thomas Summer

                     5b Forrest Summer

                     5c Daughter not identified on census

                     5d Daughter not identified

              B2b4a6 Ruby Summer (b. 10-1891)married Robert Hanna
                      An attorney in Chesterfield, S.C.

              B2b4a7 Kate Summer (b. 1-1894) married David

              B2b4a8 Rosa Lee Summer (b. 8-1897) married (1)Karl
                      Gustafson and (2) Robert Moore.

              B2b4a9 Unidentified daughter who died young.



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