Last Updated: 14 Jan 2012
These links at the top of the page are my grandparents.
- Paternal grandfather - John Robert Chappell Jr
- Paternal grandmother - Mary Horry Eppes
- Maternal grandfather - Watkins Leigh Ribble
- Maternal grandmother - Constance Murray Strobel
And these links are my husband Jim's grandparents.
- Paternal grandfather - Benjamin Thomas Horne Sr
- Paternal grandmother - Leah Pace Briggs
- Maternal grandfather - Robert Lee Lindamood
- Maternal grandmother - Mary Marguerite Pedneau
Check the two new slideshows! There is now a slideshow of unidentified family photos and one for the Eppes Bible that is in my possession.
This site contains the genealogy information I have collected over the last 35 years.
My research focuses primarily on Virginia and South Carolina (Horry branch).
Some of Horry information began with a trunk of information that I found in my parents' attic as a teenager. The trunk was owned by Mary Horry Eppes Chappell's mother, Mary Shubrick Horry Eppes. There was also a wonderful old Eppes/Garthright Family Bible from the late 1800's, owned originally by my 2G-grandmother, Mary C. Garthright that aided my research on the Eppes side of the family.
Thanks are also due to Hugh Horry, an Horry cousin of mine, who has greatly increased my Horry knowledge and information. He has helped me so much!
Of the Eppes side, I must also give affectionate credit to my great-uncle, Ed Eppes (Edward Mitchell Eppes, Jr), who spent hours with a young adult (me, years ago) to tell me all he remembered of the Eppes and Horry side of the family.
Much of the information I have on the Ribble, Strobel, and related families was originally researched by my maternal aunt, Margaret Murray Ribble Caruthers, and my grandmother, Constance Murray Strobel Ribble.
The Chappell side of the family was a little more difficult. The first problem was the vast number of Chappells there are in Virginia. The bulk of my primary research has centered in Sussex County, Virginia, delving among the interesting records there with much help from the Clerk of the Court, Gary Williams. (Many thanks, Gary!)
Now it's time to fill in the blanks. A lot of information is missing; a lot of marriages and births have taken place.
The information on these pages is in a narrative format. I have included census information as it was recorded, because of the fascinating glimpse into the families that it provides. It's important to keep in mind that information on the census was not always accurate. A child, a family member not fluent in English, or even a neighbor may have given incorrect information about some members of a household. Because of this, you may see discrepancies between information contained in the census paragraphs and the primary event sentences on these pages.
Although great care has been taken, I do not guarantee the accuracy of all information on these pages. I have included both primary and secondary sources so that you may evaluate them.
These pages are a work in progress which I update frequently, so please do visit again. If you would like to comment, share new information, or let me know of a needed correction, please click on my name below.
I hope no one will take offense at anything I've included or left out. Certainly none was intended. If something needs fixing just let me know.
Please - all additions, and corrections are greatly appreciated.
I use The Master Genealogist as my genealogical database program. The pages were designed with the help of John Cardinal's execellent Second Site program. Most documents on the site are in Adobe Acrobat format. To use them you need a copy of the free Acrobat Reader software.
© Copyright Constance Murray Chappell Horne, 2008-2012. The information on this website may not be used for commercial purposes. If your project is non-commercial, you may use the information on this website if you clearly identify the source of the information, which could read as follows: Compiled and presented by Constance Murray Chappell Horne, "Chappell, Eppes, Ribble, Strobel and Horne, Briggs, Lindamood, Pedneau History and Genealogy", http://www.thehornes.us/Family/