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Richard Pepper

RICHARD PEPPER, a successful farmer of Giles County, was born in Robertson County, Tenn., and is the son of William and Sarah Pepper. He received his education at Springfield, Tenn., and was a schoolteacher for some time. October 14, 1867, he was united in marriage to Mattie E. Anthony, daughter of John B. and Sarah Anthony, of Giles County, and to our subject and wife was born one child- Tullia. Mrs. Pepper died April 16, 1873, and March 11, 1874, he married, for his second wife, Ella Westmoreland, daughter of Thomas A. and Elizabeth J. Westmoreland. By this last union our subject became the father of three children: Annie, Kittie and Mildred. In 1876 Mr. Pepper located on the farm where he now resides, which consists of ninety-eight acres of fine land. He has been successful in most of his enterprises and is very comfortably situated. He is a Democrat in politics, and he and wife are worthy members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County