The EPPS (EPES) Family of Ipswich

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DANIEL EPPS of Ipswich m. Martha Reade
ELIZABETH EPPS (m. c. 1647) m. James Chute

First Generation

DANIEL EPPS of Ipswich


Daniel Epps married Martha Reade. [Ref][Ref, p. 458] Martha married second Samuel Symonds. [Ref, p. 458]

Daniel brought an unsuccessful suit against Henry Bennett in 1684, accusing him of harboring his Indian boy Lyonel. [Ref]

Children of Daniel Epps and Martha Read:

  1. Elizabeth Epps married James Chute.
  2. Daniel Epps married Elizabeth, the daughter of the Hon. Samuel Symonds. [Ref]
    Daneil presumably came to New England with his mother and stepfather. [Ref, p. 458] "Mr. Epps" is on a 19 Dec 1648 list of taxpayers in Ipswich. [Ref] This "Mr. Epps" is the Daniel who married Elizabeth Symonds. [Ref]

Second Generation

ELIZABETH EPPS (m. c. 1647)

Parents: Daniel Epps and Martha Reade [Ref, p. 458]

Elizabeth Epps married James Chute [Ref] in 1647. [Ref][Ref, p. 458, says about 1649]

Elizabeth came to New England a few years before her family, travelling with her aunt Elizabeth (Reade) Winthrop, who had married John Winthrop, Jr. [Ref, p. 458]


Anderson, Robert Charles, George F. Sanborn, Jr., and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Vol. 2, Boston, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001.

Chute, William E., A Genealogy and History of the Chute Family in America : with some account of the family in Great Britain and Ireland : with an account of forty allied families, gathered from the most authentic sources, Salem, MA, unknown, 1894.

A Subscriber, "Early Ipswich Families," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 2, 1848, 174-7.

Wait, Luther, trans., "Ipswich Proceedings," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 2, 1848, 50-53.