Thomas Jefferson CHAPEL Marley Ward CHAPEL Neoma L CHAPEL John Evan CHAPEL Hester Izora CHAPEL James Troy EPPERSON James Troy EPPERSON Dwight Laughlin EPPERSON Thomas Jefferson CHAPEL Mary Lydie JENKINS Mini tree diagram
Trudie Zelma CHAPEL

Trudie Zelma CHAPEL1,2,3,10,11,6,12,8

10th May 18951,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 - 11th Mar 19842,9,6

Life History

10th May 1895

Born in Marlow, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

17th Jul 1912

Married James Troy EPPERSON in Bandera, Bandera, Texas

22nd Dec 1912


14th Nov 1913

Birth of son James Troy EPPERSON in Cleburne, Johnson, Texas.13,14,6,15,8

2nd Mar 1916

Birth of son Dwight Laughlin EPPERSON in Cleburne, Johnson, Texas.16,17,18,19,10,12,8,6


Resident in Cleburne, Johnson, Texas.8

3rd Jul 1963

Death of son James Troy EPPERSON in Cleburne, Johnson, Texas.13,14,6

28th Dec 1967

Death of James Troy EPPERSON in Dallas, Dallas, Texas.20,2,21

11th Mar 1984

Died in Cleburne, Johnson, Texas.2,9,6

after 11th Mar 1984

Buried in Cleburne Memorial Cemetery, Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas.6


  • Jenkins family sources consistently spell Trudy's name Trudy, whereas Jimmy Epperson consistently spells it Trudie, from the Epperson family information.  There were two other Trudie Eppersons also, a granddaughter of this Trudie Chapel Epperson, and a daughter of Finis Jerome Epperson, half-brother of Trudie Chapel Epperson's husband, James Troy (Big Pop) Epperson.  --  OBJ

    1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, 6 June, Marlow, District 164, page 19A, Hse #367, Fam #360
    Chaple [sic], Thomas Head  W M Dec 1856 43 married 16 years  AR AR TX Hotel Keeper Owns
    Chaple, Mary L  Wife W F Jan 1856 44 married 16 yrs 8 children/5 living MS AL MS
    Chaple, Zelma T Daughter W F May 1895 5 Single Ind Terr AR MS

    1910 Federal Census, Johnson County, Texas, 19 April, Cleburne, District 49, page 8A, 1229 E Chambers St, Hse #134, Fam #138
    Chappel, T J Head M W 52 2nd marriage Married 28 years AR AL TX House Carpenter
    Chappel, Mary Wife F W 53 Married 2 [sic] years 8 children/6 living MS NC MS
    Chappel, Trudie Dau F W 15 OK AR MS

    1920 Federal Census, Johnson County, Texas, 15 January, Cleburne Ward 2, District 35, page 11A, 1508 North Robinson,  Hse #219, Fam #238
    Efferson (Epperson), Troy J Head  Owns M W 31 Married TX MS GA Railroad Office Clerk
    Efferson, Trudie Wife F W 24 Married OK AR MS
    Efferson, T J Son M W 6 TX AR OK
    Efferson, Dwight Son M W 3yrs1mo TX AR OK

    1930 Federal Census, Johnson County, Texas, 24 April, Justice Precinct 1, District 4, page 15B, Grand Avenue, Hse #234, Fam #246
    Epperson, James T  Head M W 39  married at age 23 [abt 1914] AR AR AR Clerk, Steam Railway
    Epperson, Trudie Z  Wife  F W 34 married at age 17 [abt 1913] TX TX TX
    Epperson, J T Jr (?) Son M W 16  TX AR OK
    Epperson, Dwight L  Son M W 14 TX AR OK

    Trudie Zelma Chapel Epperson
    Birth  May 10, 1895 Oklahoma
    Death Mar 11, 1984 Johnson County, Texas
    Daughter of Thomas Jefferson & Mary Lou [should be Lydie] (Jenkins) Chapel
    Thomas Jefferson Chapel (1857 - 1927)
    Mary Lou Jenkins Chapel (1867 - 1929)
    Spouse James Troy Epperson (1889 - 1967)
    Son James Troy Epperson (1913 - 1963)
    John Evan Chapel (1888 - 1938)
    Hester Izora Chapel Baird (1890 - 1918)
    Thomas Jefferson Chapel (1899 - 1956)
    Burial Cleburne Memorial Cemetery, Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas
    Maintained by Weldon Collins, Originally Created by Trisha Jun 18, 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #53850017,


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