Epperson Tarpley

EPPERSON TARPLEY, Esq., wagon and carriage manufacturer, was born in 1846 in Giles County, and is of Irish descent, He attended the district schools, and afterward finished his education in Giles Academy, in Pulaski. He then engaged in agricultural pursuits, and continued this occupation until 1867, when he entered into his present business. He has been rather successful at this, and is doing a good business. In 1862 his marriage with Malissa A. Kellum was solemnized. She is the daughter of Thomas J. and Nancy J. Kellum, of Giles County. The marriage of our subject resulted in the birth of six children: Lizzie V., Silas E., Elwood L., Alice B., Guy and Earl. The family are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in high standing. In 1868 Mr. Tarpley was elected magistrate of the Eighth District of Giles County, and still holds that position. He is a Democrat in politics, and a member of the F. & A. M. fraternity. His parents are Silas S. and Susan V. Tarpley, natives of Tennessee.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County