Let's discuss surname Epps of Linden, TX? Linden is seat of government for Cass County. I was born, raised, and educated in nearby Morris County (Daingerfield). I began genealogy and saved my maternal (Epps) roots for last. My mother had five surviving elderly siblings and I felt certain they would provide oral history. Not!!! I had to tell them the names of their grandparents. My mother's family lived their entire lives as surname Epps in spite of no connections outside the immediate family. My oldest uncle would laugh at my frustration in not finding them on census records. He remarked, "we're the lost tribe" then doubled over. I was almost kicked out of the family for finding my grandparents' marriage certificate under surname Daniels. Sadly, I'm unable to complete my maternal roots. I've even had a public disagreement, on ancestry, with another member who met my mother's second brother. My uncle tried to connect to a variety of people, even former boxer George Foreman. In spite of an uncanny physical resemblance, I had to convince my eldest cousin George Foreman was not part of the family.