Francis W. Eppes Photo

Francis W. Eppes

Born: Sep 20, 1801

Death: May 10, 1881

Birthplace: Monticello

Nationality: United States

Francis W. Eppes

Date of Birth : Sep 20, 1801
Date of Death : May 10, 1881
Birth Place : Monticello

Francis Wayles Eppes VII was the grandson of President Thomas Jefferson. After moving from Virginia with his family to near Tallahassee, Florida in 1829, he established a cotton plantation. In 1856 Eppes donated land and money to gain the location in Tallahassee of one of the first two state-supported seminaries, the Florida State University. He served as president of its board of trustees for eight years.

Also known as

  • Francis Eppes


  • Mary Jefferson Eppes
  • John Wayles Eppes
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