Finis Jerome EPPERSON Finis Arnold EPPERSON Trudie Elizabeth EPPERSON Joan EPPERSON Mini tree diagram

Jessie Elizabeth DOWNS1,4,5,6,7

28th Jan 19081 - 21st Sep 19961,3

Life History

28th Jan 1908

Born in Belmont, Gonzales, Texas.1

about 17th Aug 1925

Married Finis Jerome EPPERSON in Texas.4,13

12th May 1926

Birth of son Finis Arnold EPPERSON in Cleburne, Johnson, Texas.4,8,9,10

22nd Mar 1931

Birth of daughter Trudie Elizabeth EPPERSON in Cleburne, Johnson, Texas.5,4

10th Feb 1933

Birth of daughter Joan EPPERSON in Johnson County, Texas.4,5

28th Aug 1982

Death of Finis Jerome EPPERSON in Cleburne, Johnson, Texas.11,12,1

21st Sep 1996

Died in Cleburne, Johnson, Texas.1,3

after 21st Sep 1996

Buried in Cleburne Memorial Cemetery, Cleburne, Johnson, Texas.2


  • We find Jessie Elizabeth Downs with her parents in 1920, when she is11.

    1920 Federal Census, Gonzales County, Texas, 16 February, JusticePrecinct 8, District 102, page 16B, Hse #294, Fam #295
    Downs, O Oscar  Head M W 45  TX GA GA Farmer
    Downs, Emma  Wife  F W 44 TX TN MO
    Downs, Richard Son  W 17 TX TX TX Helper, Family Farm
    Downs, Delia  Dau F W 15 TX TX TX
    Downs, Burke Son  W 13 TX TX TX
    Downs, Jessie  Dau F W 11 TX TX TX
    Downs, Ruby  Dau F W 9 TX TX TX
    Downs, Woodrow Son  W 7 TX TX TX
    Downs, Guy Son  W 3yrs 11mos TX TX TX

    Jessie married Finis Jerome Epperson about 1925, and in 1930 we findthem with their first child, Finis Arnold Epperson, in Johnson County,Texas.

    1930 Federal Census, Johnson County, Texas, 24 April, Justice Precinct1, District 4, page 15B, Hse #232, Fam #244
    Epperson, Finis J  Head M W 24  married at age 18 [abt 1926] AR AR ARClerk, Steam Railway
    Epperson, Jessie E  Wife  F W 22 married at age 17 [abt 1925] TX TX TX
    Epperson, Finis A Son 3yrs 10mos  TX AR TX

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Cleburne, Texas, City Directory, 1949, p 244
    Epperson Finis J (Jessie) mech SF RR h 223 W Willingham Phone #981J
    Epperson James T (Kathryn E) mgr White Auto Store h 308 N GranburyPhone #1125J

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Cleburne, Texas, City Directory, 1957, p 353
    Epperson Finis J (Jessie) mach [mech ?] Santa Fe Ry h 223 E WillinghamPhone #5-4945
    Epperson J Troy (Trudie) sr clk Santa Fe Ry h 111 E Willingham Phone#5-4590
    Epperson J Troy (Kathryn) Co[unty] Aud[itor] h 401 N Anglin  Phone#5-8529
    Epperson Kathryn (Mrs J T Jr) dep co[unty] clk h 401 N Anglin  Phone#5-8529


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