Jacob Epler and his wife, Mary (Beggs) Epler came to Morgan county, Illinois, with Charles Beggs and his wife in 1829. About 1849 he sold his farm near Little Indian and removed to Sangamon county and laid out the town of Pleasant Plains. He made the provision that no intoxicating liquors should be sold therein. After his second marriage he moved to Virginia, and lived till his death. He was buried in the cemetery at Pleasant Plains.
|Children of Jacob and Mary Beggs Epler|
|George Andrew Epler||b. Sep 1 1828;d. May 26 1847|
|John T. Epler||b. Dec 16 1829;m. Mary Jane Foster;2 m. Rhoda Zane;3 m. Nettie Martin|
|Ann Epler||b. Oct 28 1831;m. Felix Farrell;d. Dec 22 1912|
|James Epler||b. Sep 16 1833;d. Jul 17 1847|
|Dorothy Epler||b. Dec 6 1835;d. Jul 15 1847|
|Sarah Epler||b. Jan 16 1838;m. Joseph McCoy;d. Nov 1911|
|Jane Epler||b. Dec 12 1839;m. Newton Gilham|
|Emily Epler||b. Feb 20 1842;d. Aug 26 1851|
|Stephen Douglas Epler||b. Jan 19 1845;m. Ann Crum|
History and Genealogy of the Epler, Oldwiler, Huckleberry, Carr and Ewing Families, 1728-1913, page 23
Compiled by Mrs. Emma Epler Knudson, Illinois State Journal Co. Springfield, Ill.