Richard Eppes (d. 1765)

Artist: Unknown
Date: ?

Richard Eppes was the son of Francis Eppes. His wife was Martha Bolling and his son was Francis Eppes, who married Elizabeth Wayles and built Eppington. A portrait of him was said to have descended at Eppington.

The location of the portrait is unknown.

According to a family history, “so many of the Eppington portraits and old relics are lost. Among the portraits was one of Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson, presented by Mrs. Jefferson to Mr. and Mrs. Francis Eppes. There were also portraits of Richard Eppes and Martha Bolling, father and mother of Francis Eppes, and also a portrait of colonel Robert Bolling and his wife Ann Stith.”

See: Eva Turner Clark, Francis Epes, His Ancestors and Descendants (1942): 253.
I would like to thank Diane Ehrenpreis for bringing this portrait to my attention.

Family: Eppes
Location: Eppington
Decade: Unknown
Attributes: man