Saturday, May 14, 2022

It’s Family Time ~The Daniel Earnhart Family

Daniel Earnhart son of George Earnhart and Margaret Keppel was born 13 Feb. 1809 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Sometime in the early 1830’s Daniel Earnhart married Martha [LNU] and by September 1835 was in Bedford County, Tennessee where he purchased 128 acres of Land (DB FF:49) from his father, George Earnhart.  

Daniel and Martha would have seven children before her passing in the 1870’s after the 1870 Census was executed and before the 1880 Census were enumerated. The death certificate for one of those children, Mary C. Earnhart shows her mother to be “Lucy LENTZ”. The first name Lucy does not match Martha as shown in the Census but it may be a clue to her real surname.  

After the death of Martha in the 1870’s, Daniel then married a much younger lady called Ann; last name also unknown. No Tennessee marriage license has been found for either of these two marriages. In the 1880 Censuses for Bedford County Daniel is age 79 and Ann is age 27.   

Daniel Earnhart passed away between 2 March 1883, when he wrote his Will and 2 April 1883 when it was probated. After his death Ann, his widow, married William  Kimmons on 15 March 1885. William Kimmons passed away on 25 December 1914 and his widow Ann died 14 January 1925. The informant, Mrs. Fannie Crowell, for her Tennessee death certificate did know the names of her parents.

Daniel and Martha [LNU] Earnhart children were:

i. Malinda J. Earnhart was born about 1833.

ii. Harriett Earnhart, born abt 1835; married John W. Paschal; died bef 16 Jan 1864, Bedford County, Tennessee.

iii. Mary C. Earnhart, born 22 Nov 1837, Bedford County, Tennessee; married Charles Crowell, 15 Aug 1861, Bedford, Tennessee; died 9 Aug 1923, Unionville, Bedford, Tennessee.

iv. William Earnhart was born about 1838 in Bedford County, Tennessee.

v. John Henry Earnhart, born 6 Oct 1841, Tennessee; married Evaline Wise; died 25 Aug 1896, Christian County, Missouri.

vi. James A. Earnhart, born 1 Apr 1843, Bedford County, Tennessee; married Sarah E. Clardy; died 26 Jul 1925, Bedford County, Tennessee.

vii. George Earnhart, born 1845, Bedford County, Tennessee; married Martha Ellen Head, 5 Feb 1877; died 1904, Bedford County, Tennessee.

Daniel Earnhart is my 1st Cousin 5X Removed.



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1. Bedford County, Tennessee, FF: 49 & 50; Register of Deeds, Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tennessee.

2. Tennessee, "Early Tax List Records, 1783-1895, 1836, Daniel EARNHART; Tennessee Archives, Nashville, Tennessee.

3. 1840 U. S. Census, Bedford County, Tennessee, population schedule, Bedford, Tennessee, Page 60B, Line 21;, Household of Daniel EARNHART; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 May 2022); citing National Archives Microfilm M19_.

4. 1850 U. S. Census, Bedford County, Tennessee, population schedule, District 18, Bedford, Tennessee, Page: 185A (Stamped); Line 7, Dwelling 2, Family 2, Household of Daniel EARNHEART; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 May 2022); citing National Archives Microfilm M432.

5. 1860 U. S. Census, Bedford County, Tennessee, population schedule, Western Division District 18, Bedford, Tennessee, Page 248 (Stamped); Line 8, Dwelling 1241, Family 1195, Household of Daniel EARNHEART; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 May 2022); citing National Archives Microfilm M653.

6. 1870 U. S. Census, Bedford County, Tennessee, population schedule, District 18, Bedford, Tennessee, Page: 327B(Stamped); Line 33, Dwelling 135; Family 139, Household of Daniel EARNHART; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 June 2021); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_.

7. 1880 U. S. Census, Bedford County, Tennessee, population schedule,, ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing National Archives Microfilm T9_.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Today's Obituary: Mary Ellen (Kepley) Copple

Mary Kepley Copple

Mary Kepley was born in Davidson Co., N. C, May 2nd, 1836, and died at her home July 13, 1902, age 66 years, 2 months and 11 days. She was married to A. K. Copple, July 9th, 1865, to this union were born seven children, three boys and four girls. The husband and two daughters survive her. She professed faith in Christ at the age of 30 and united with the Liberty Baptist Church, North Carolina. She with her husband and family came to Kansas in March 1883 and settled in Osborne county where they have since made their home. She united with the Downs Baptist church Nov. 1889 and retained her membership until her death. Mrs. Copple has been failing in health for several year and for the past two years has been entirely helpless, though amid her afflictions she was not known to murmur or complain and as the end drew near she expressed her firm faith in Christ and said to those around her that she was willing and ready to depart this life and to be with her Savior. C. L. G.

Mary (Kepley) Copple was the daughter of Daniel Keppel. Her Mother is unknown. Alfred Kenny Copple and wife Mary moved their family of six to Kansas in March 1883. A seventh child was born after their arrival on 7 February 1884.  Alfred Kenny Copple died on 22 August 1919.

Mary Ellen (Kepley) Copple is my 2nd Cousin 4X Removed.

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[1] "Obituary: Mary Kepley," Obituary, Downs Times, Downs, Kansas, 17 July 1902, Page 4, column 3; Digital On-Line Archives, Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com/ : viewed & transcribed 16 January 2022); https://www.newspapers.com/.