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The Estep Family

The search for the Estep Family history is a never-ending process. Whenever a new family path is discovered, this same path leads into several more paths that need to be explored. It is, with great delight, that we present, what information we have obtained through countless sources, our Estep Family history. Our particular line is displayed here, from John Eastop of the mid 16th Century to the current generation nearly five hundred years later. It is important for us to note that our direct ancestral line is listed in the following generational path. We apologize for not including every 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th cousin in our list, but we do hope that you will be able to link your family tree to ours. As we said earlier, our history is always being uncovered.

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Generation No. 1 - John Eastop

Little is known about John Eastop. What is known is that John married Joan, last name unknown. John and Joan had one child.

(1) Edmond Eastop was born March 15, 1573 in Stropshire, England.


Generation No. 2 - Edmond Eastop

Edmond Eastop was born March 15, 1573 in Stropshire, England. Edmond married Margery Podmore September 21, 1597 in Benthall, Shropshire, England. Margery was born in 1578 in Much Wenlock, Shropshire, England. Edmond and Margery were parents of two sons.

(1) John Eastop was born January 14, 1597.

(2) Thomas Esastop was born in 1624 in Stropshire, England.


Generation No. 3 - Thomas Eastop

Thomas Eastop was born in 1624 in Stropshire, England. Thomas married Elizabeth Hodges September 18, 1647 in Madeley, Shropshire, England. Thomas and Elizabeth had one child.

(1) John Estep was born in 1644 in County Middlesex, England.


Generation No. 4 - John Estep

John Estep was born in 1644 in County Middlesex, England and died in 1684 in England. John married Elizabeth Eaton October 7, 1667 in St. Dunstan Church, Stephen Parish, County Middlesex, England. Elizabeth was the daughter of Richard Eaton and Priscilla, last name unknown. Elizabeth was born in 1636. John and Elizabeth had two children.

(1) Richard Estep was born in 1668 in Stepney Parish, County Middlesex, England and died in Charles County, Maryland.

(2) Joseph Estep was born in 1669 in Stepney Parish, County Middlesex, England.


Generation No. 5 - Richard Estep

Richard Estep was born in 1668 in Stepney Parish, County Middleses, England and died in Charles County, Maryland. Richard married Rebecca Ramsey in 1689 in England. Rebecca was the daughter of John Ramsey and Anne, last name unknown. Richard and Rebecca were the parents of three children.

(1) Richard Estep was born in 1694 in Stepney Parish, County Middleses, England.

(2) Alexandria Estep was born in 1698 in Stepney Parish, County Middleses, England.

(3) Thomas Estep was born in 1709 in Charles County, Maryland and died August 25, 1772 in Charles County, Maryland.


Generation No. 6 - Thomas Estep

Thomas Estep was born in 1709 in Charles County, Maryland and died August 25, 1772 in Charles County, Maryland. Thomas married Mary, last name unknown, in 1729 in Anne Arundel, Maryland. Mary was born in 1712 in Anne Arundel, Maryland and died December 21, 1793 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Thomas and Mary had seven children.

(1) Thomas Estep was born November 3, 1730 in St. Margaret's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland and died in 1807 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Thomas married Hannah McCannon January 17, 1803 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Hannah was born in 1730 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

(2) Mary Estep was born December 10, 1732 in All Saints' Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland.

(3) William Estep was born March 20, 1733 in All Saints' Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland.

(4) John Estep was born March 4, 1737 in St. Margaret's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland and died in 1810 in Russell County, Virginia.

(5) Shadrach Estep was born October 10, 1745 in St. Margaret's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland and died in 1801 in Ashe County, North Carolina. Shadrach married Ruth Dugger.

(6) Robert Estep was born 1749 in Maryland and died June 15, 1832 in Union Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Robert married Dorcus Wells in 1769. Dorcus was born in 1751 and died May 9, 1825.

(7) Samuel Estep was born 1757 in Frederick County, Maryland and died in Rowan County, North Carolina. Samuel married Susanna Adams November 3, 1789 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Susanna was born in 1759 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Samuel and Susanna had five children - Thomas, Jesse Adams, Jacob, Henry, and William.


Generation No. 7 - Samuel Estep

Samuel Estep was born in 1757 in Frederick County, Maryland in Rowan County, North Carolina. Samuel married Susanna Adams November 3, 1789 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Susanna was born in 1759 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Samuel and Susanna were the parents of five children.

(1) Thomas Estep was born in 1779.

(2) Jesse Adams Estep was born in 1784.

(3) Jacob Estep was born October 16, 1792 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died June 23, 1869 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Jacob married Nancy Moore January 3, 1816 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Nancy was born June 23, 1795 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died January 29, 1885 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Jacob and Nancy had nine children - William Marion, Elizabeth, Barry Greenberry, Samuel, Rhoda Jane, Rudisil, Harden, Mary Polly, and David Calloway.

(4) Henry Estep.

(5) William Estep. William married Sarah Smith February 2, 1792 in Surry County, North Carolina.


Generation No. 8 - Jacob Estep

Jacob Estep was born October 16, 1792 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died June 23, 1869 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Jacob married Nancy Moore January 3, 1816 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Nancy was the daughter of Starling Moore and Elizabeth Holland. Nancy was born June 23, 1795 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died January 29, 1885 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Jacob and Nancy had nine children.

(1) William Marion Estep was born September 25, 1816 in Wilkes County, North Carolina and died March 3, 1902 in Lee County, Virginia. William married Elizabeth Eastridge in Wilkes County, North Carolina. Elizabeth was born December 9, 1818 in Wilkes County, North Carolina and died February 6, 1902 in Frog Level, Tennessee. William and Elizabeth had twelve children - Melinda, Burel, Granville Alexander, Samuel, Jacob, Evaline, Martha, Mary, Lucy, William, John, and James Brownlow.

(2) Elizabeth Estep was born April 5, 1823 in Wilkes County, North Carolina and died August 27, 1895 in Wilkes County, North Carolina.

(3) Barry Greenberry Estep was born October 6, 1825 in Wilkes County, North Carolina and died January 20, 1911 in Alleghany County, North Carolina. Barry married Louisa Edwards. Louisa was born April 5, 1822.

(4) Samuel Estep was born October 13, 1828 in Wilkes County, North Carolina and died in 1913 in Wilkes County, North Carolina. Samuel married Temperance Marlow. Temperance was born in 1828.

(5) Rhoda Jane Estep was born December 1, 1830 in Wilkes County, North Carolina and died September 18, 1900 in Ashe County, North Carolina. Rhoda married William Tedder February 11, 1846. William was born in 1822 in Hunting Creek, North Carolina and died June 27, 1864 in North Carolina.

(6) Rudisil Estep was born 1832 in Wilkes County, North Carolina.

(7) Harden Estep was born February 21, 1834 in Wilkes County, North Carolina and died July 1, 1863 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Harden married Louise Malissa Ball November 21, 1853 in Wilkes County, North Carolina. Louise was born January 25, 1837 in Wilkes County, North Carolina and died August 27, 1924 in Bingham County, Idaho.

(8) Mary Polly Estep was born 1836 in Wilkes County, North Carolina and died in 1859.

(9) David Calloway Estep was born February 11, 1840 in Wilkes County, North Carolina and died December 3, 1872 in Wilkes County, North Carolina.


Generation No. 9 - William Marion Estep

William Marion Estep was born September 25, 1816 in Wilkes County, North Carolina and died March 3, 1902 in Lee County, Virginia. William married Elizabeth Eastridge in Wilkes County, North Carolina. Elizabeth was the daughter of Nathan Eastridge and Elizabeth Floyd. Elizabeth Eastridge was born December 9, 1818 in Wilkes County, North Carolina and died February 6, 1902 in Frog Level, Tennessee. William and Elizabeth had twelve children.

(1) Melinda Estep was born in 1838 and died July 3, 1921.

(2) Burel Estep was born June 9, 1840 in North Carolina and died July 10, 1933 in Middlesboro, Kentucky. Burel married Jane, last name unknown. Jane was born in 1852 in Tennessee. Burel and Jane had five children.

a. Eveline Estep was born in 1869 in Tennessee.
b. Manda Estep was born in 1872 in Tennessee.
c. James C. Estep was born in 1875 in Tennessee.
d. Margret Estep was born in 1876 in Tennessee.
e. Millard Estep was born in 1879 in Tennessee.

(3) Granville Alexander Estep was born July 1, 1843 in Ashe County, North Carolina and died June 21, 1925 in Cave Springs, Tennessee. Granville married Julia Minton.

(4) Samuel Estep was born September 28, 1845 and died September 28, 1910. Samuel married Matilda Nevils. Matilda was born in 1855 in Tennessee. Samuel and Matilda had three children.

a. John Estep was born in 1871 in Tennessee.
b. Mury Estep was born in 1873 in Tennessee.
c. Tilman Estep was born in 1879 in Tennessee.

(5) Jacob Estep was born January 18, 1848 in Lee County, Virginia and died January 12, 1926.

(6) Evaline Estep was born December 15, 1849 and died October 10, 1928. Evaline married Jim Campbell.

(7) Martha Estep was born December 1, 1851 and died April 10, 1906.

(8) Mary Estep was born in 1853 and died in 1925 in Oklahoma. Mary married Bill Brown.

(9) Lucy Estep was born in 1855 in Tennessee.

(10) William Estep was born March 1, 1857 in Claiborne County, Tennessee and died April 1, 1920 in Oklahoma. William married Josephine Brown. Josephine was born September 10, 1861 in Lee County, Virginia and died April 17, 1948 in Oklahoma.

(11) John Estep was born in 1861. John married Matilda Brown.

(12) James Brownlow Estep was born August 5, 1865 in Claiborne County, Tennessee and died September 10, 1940 in Purcell, McClain County, Oklahoma. James married Martha Jane Jones August 31, 1884 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. Martha was born September 7, 1867 in Claiborne County, Tennessee and died February 2, 1942 in Purcell, McClain County, Oklahoma. James and Martha had thirteen children - Floyd Sherman, Dora, Tom, Gillis, Pink, John Paris, Richard Hobert, Andy, Lela Margaret, Naomi, Kermit, and Dorothy Pearl. One son, born in 1900, died as an infant.


Generation No. 10 - James Brownlow Estep

James Brownlow Estep was born August 5, 1865 in Claiborne County, Tennessee and died September 10, 1940 in Purcell, Oklahoma. James married Martha Jane Jones August 31, 1884 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. Martha was born September 7, 1867 in Claiborne County, Tennessee and died February 2, 1943 in Purcell, Oklahoma. Martha was the daughter of Lewis Jones and Margret Baker. James and Martha were the parents of thirteen children.

(1) Floyd Sherman Estep was born January 12, 1886 in Big Spring, Union County, Tennessee and died January 24, 1964 in Purcell, McClain County, Oklahoma. Floyd married Kittie Adeline Rowlett December 18, 1904. Kittie was born May 19, 1888 and died September 18, 1971 in Purcell, McClain County, Oklahoma. Floyd and Kittie had six children.

a. A male son was born August 9, 1906.
b. A male son was born June 8, 1907.
c. Ernest Burton Estep was born June 6, 1908 and died October 14, 1912.
d. Raymond Estep was born July 23, 1910.
e. Ruby Estep was born November 20, 1912 and died October 1963.
f. Vivian Estep was born November 23, 1914.

(2) Dora Estep was born September 16, 1887 and died July 3, 1980 in Purcell, McClain County, Oklahoma. Dora married Perry Whitten Duckett December 23, 1906 in Johnson School House, Purcell, McClain County, Oklahoma. Perry was born October 2, 1888 and died September 6, 1964 in Rocky Ford, Otero County, Colorado.

(3) Tom Estep was born in 1889 and died in 1901 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

(4) Gillis Estep was born February 29, 1892 and died June 21, 1921 in Purcell, McClain County, Oklahoma. Gillis married Alma Roberta Brown December 11, 1910 in Johnson School House, Purcell, McClain County, Oklahoma. Alma was born June 29, 1893 in Hill County, Texas and died August 11, 1983. Gillis and Alma had three children.

a. Francis Estep was born August 30, 1911 and died September 1975.
b. Fremon Estep was born January 25, 1913.
c. Denzil Estep was born September 25, 1914.

(5) Pink Estep was born in 1894 and died in 1896 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

(6) John Paris Estep was born February 19, 1896 and died March 16, 1970 in Pleasant Grove, California. John married Jewel Mason November 14, 1913 in Purcell, McClain County, Oklahoma. Jewel was born September 17, 1897. John and Jewel had five children.

a. Harris Estep.
b. Shy Estep.
c. Journa Estep.
d. Jean Estep.
e. Wanda Estep.

(7) Richard Hobert Estep was born May 23, 1898 and died August 15, 1997 in Purcell, McClain County, Oklahoma. Richard married Florence Huckaby February 21, 1942 in Purcell, McClain County, Oklahoma. Florence was born August 12, 1899 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and died February 21, 1968 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

(8) An infant son was born in 1900 in Tennessee and died in 1900 in Tennessee.

(9) Andy Estep was born September 7, 1902. Andy married Eva Starnes June 27, 1926. Eva was born September 2, 1910.

(10) Lela Margaret Estep was born October 7, 1904. Lela married Buddy Ratliff September 3, 1921 in Purcell, McClain County, Oklahoma. Buddy was born December 28, 1901 and died December 29, 1976 in Rocky Ford, Otero County, Colorado. Buddy and Lela had four children.

a. An infant daughter was born September 24, 1922 and died September 24, 1922.
b. Jerry Ratliff was born June 8, 1924.
c. Jacqueline Ratliff was born November 13, 1928 and died January 12, 1947.
d. Buddy Ratliff was born April 28, 1935.

(11) Naomi Estep was born June 19, 1907 in Purcell, McClain County, Oklahoma and died April 9, 1977 in Hereford, Texas. Naomi married Henry Hurt Murrell, Sr. October 24, 1923 in Purcell, McClain County, Oklahoma. Henry was born July 11, 1901 in Cane Valley, Kentucky and died June 29, 1964 in Hereford, Texas. Henry and Naomi had seven children - Perry Jo, James Dohoney, Henry Hurt, Billy Jack, Don Richard, Janey Ann, and Naomi Nan.

(12) Kermit R. Estep was born October 15, 1909. Kermit married Elizabeth Steir June 1940 in Syracuse, Kansas. Elizabeth was born January 3, 1920. Kermit and Elizabeth had one child.

a. Richard Allan Estep was born January 17, 1949.

(13) Dorothy Pearl Estep was born February 27, 1912 and died April 1989 in Rocky Ford, Otero County, Colorado. Dorothy married Henry Raymond Masterson November 1, 1930 in Purcell, McClain County, Oklahoma. Henry was born August 2, 1909 in Hennepin, Oklahoma and died April 1989 in Rocky Ford, Otero County, Colorado. Henry and Dorothy had one child.

a. Donetta Masterson was born November 28, 1941.


Generation No. 11 - Naomi Estep

Naomi Estep was born June 19, 1907 in Purcell, Oklahoma and died April 7, 1977 in Hereford, Texas. Naomi married Henry Hurt Murrell, Sr. October 24, 1923 in Purcell, Oklahoma. Henry was born July 11, 1901 in Cane Valley, Kentucky and died June 29, 1964 in Hereford, Texas. Henry's parents were Chapman Dohoney Murrell and Mattie Ann Hendrickson. Henry and Naomi had seven children.

(1) Perry Jo Murrell was born November 26, 1924 in Purcell, Oklahoma. Perry married Floyd Marquis in 1942 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Floyd was born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Perry and Floyd have one daughter.

a. Jennifer Renee Marquis was born February 26, 1944 in Clovis, New Mexico.

Perry married Ben Shreve in 1945 in Amarillo, Texas. Ben was born in Bowie, Texas and died in Gatesville, Texas. Perry and Ben have two children.

a. Joe Ben Shreve was born January 16, 1946 in Lamar, Colorado.
b. Dawn Avis Shreve was born February 18, 1948 in Walla Walla, Washington.

Perry married Travis Jackson in 1951 in Reno, Nevada. Travis was born in Honey Grove, Texas and died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Perry and Travis have one son.

a. Jonathan David Jackson was born February 7, 1953 in Galveston, Texas.

Perry married Billy Gann in 1958 in Lovington, New Mexico. Billy was born in Mt. Pleasant, Texas and died in Amarillo, Texas. Perry and Billy have one daughter.

a. Lisa Gail Gann was born September 28, 1960 in Arlington, Texas.

(2) James Dohoney Murrell was born March 15, 1926 in Purcell, Oklahoma and died December 27, 2000 in Canyon Lake, Comal County, Texas. James married Marie Annette Lucht on August 17, 1965 in Brisbane, Australia. Marie was born August 8, 1944 in Toowoomba, Australia. James and Marie have five children.

a. Dallas Anne Murrell was born June 16, 1965 in Queensland, Australia and died August 29, 1999 in Canyon Lake, Comal County, Texas.
b. Michael James Murrell was born January 30, 1967 in Brisbane, Australia.
c. Darren Nathaniel Murrell was born May 20, 1973 in Brisbane, Australia.
d. Naomi Patricia Murrell was born November 7, 1974 in Brisbane, Australia.
e. Anthony Ray Murrell was born December 24, 1987 in New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas.

(3) Henry Hurt Murrell, Jr. was born September 24, 1927 in Purcell Oklahoma. Henry married Phyllis Hunter on March 4, 1950. Henry and Phyllis have one daughter.

a. Frances Elizabeth Murrell was born October 12, 1960 on Guam Island.

Henry married Mary Lee Avery on April 15, 1979 in Canyon Lake, Comal County, Texas. Mary was born December 19, 1931.

(4) Billy Jack Murrell was born September 11, 1929 in Purcell, Oklahoma. Billy married Patsy Jean Watts on April 6, 1956 in Hereford, Texas. Billy and Patsy have two children.

a. Timothy Ron Murrell was born June 5, 1958.
b. Kellee Marie Murrell was born November 14, 1959.

Billy married Virginia Pauline Box on December 14, 1971 in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California. Virginia was born May 12, 1932 in Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas. Billy and Virginia have one son.

a. William Allen Murrell was born December 22, 1967 in San Pedro, Los Angeles County, California. On September 10, 2005, William married Carole Lee Flores. Carole is born on September 21, 1979 in West Covina, Los Angeles County, California.

(5) Don Richard Murrell was born February 4, 1932 in Purcell, Oklahoma. Don married Barbara Jane Riley on February 6, 1954 in La Mesa, San Diego County, California. Barbara was born March 27, 1934 in Erick, Oklahoma. They have two children.

a. Donna Marie Murrell was born December 12, 1954 in San Diego, San Diego County, California.
b. Richard Alan Murrell was born August 18, 1957 in San Diego, San Diego County, California.

(6) Janey Ann Murrell was born January 17, 1936 in Purcell, Oklahoma. Janey married Nathan A. Hopson on November 11, 1952 in Hereford, Texas. They are the parents of four daughters.

a. Lori Ann Hopson was born December 8, 1953.
b. Tracy Renea Hopson was born January 1, 1956 in Hereford, Texas and died April 16, 1995 in Lubbock, Texas.
c. Sue Ellen Hopson was born August 6, 1960.
d. Khristi Hopson was born September 27, 1965.

(7) Naomi Nan Murrell was born August 27, 1940 in Roswell, New Mexico. Naomi married Aubrey Wayne Rogers, Sr. on June 29, 1959 in Clovis, New Mexico. Aubrey was born May 1, 1937 in Spur, Texas and died August 15, 2000 in Amarillo, Texas. Naomi and Aubrey are the parents of two children.

a. Amy Wynette Rogers was born May 24, 1965 in Hereford, Texas.
b. Aubrey Wayne Rogers, Jr. was born July 12, 1972 in Hereford, Texas

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