Andrew Kepley was born in Davidson County,
NC on 14 February 1837 the son of Matthias Kepley and Elizabeth Younts
Kepley. Andrew was confirmed to the Evangelical Lutheran Church on 17
May, 1856. He had at least one brother, Mathias. In 1859, he married
Neaty Hedrick and they had two children, Elizabeth, and Andrew H. Kepley,
born 8 September 1862, just 29 days before his father’s death.
Andrew was a farmer until he enlisted in
Wake County, with his brother Mathias, on 16 July 1862, for the war. He
was present or accounted for until wounded at Sharpsburg, Maryland, in
the engagement at Bloody Lane, on or about 17 September 1862. He was
taken to the hospital in the Methodist Church in Shepherdstown, Virginia
where he died of his wounds on 7 October, 1862. He is buried in
Elmwood Cemetery [Headstone] in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
Submitted by Joni Everhart, whose G-G-G-Grandfather is Andrew Kepley.