The photo above is of Jemima Ruth Eppler (standing behind her parents.) Jemima was born 5 Sept 1882 in Abbott, Scott Co., AR. She died 20 Feb 1936 in LeFlore Co., OK. Pictured in front are her parents. Her father was Wiley Clark Eppler, born 1835 in MO. He died 25 May 1915 in Scott Co., AR. He was a Methodist minister, farmer and saddle maker living most of his adult life in Scott Co. He served in the Civil War as a private in Co. A, Regt. 2 of the AR Mounted Rifles from 18 July 1861 until he was badly wounded on 26 Dec 1861. Her mother was Dorcas Eliza Sorrels, born 17 Dec 1838 in Scott Co., AR, daughter of James Sorrells. Dorcas and Wiley married on 15 July 1856 in Scott Co. Jemima is my great-grandmother.

Kathy Howe

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