My direct line runs back to Virginia. The earliest I have been able to trace is to Daniel Epperson/Apperson, Sr., (Epperson-1050) born before 1745 and who lived his adult life in Lunenburg County, Virginia and died there in 1827 (Will proved 9 Apr 1827). I have been researching his descendants since 1985 and have copies of many PRIMARY documents including will and tax documents for him and his descendants. I recently uploaded a GEDCOM of about 3,000 of his descendants to WikiTree.
So far, I have been able to identify the following sons and daughters of Daniel, Sr. James; Martha, Mary Ann, Jonathan, David, Sr., and Daniel, Jr..
The Jonathan Epperson/Apperson above, is often confused with the Albemarle County Epperson/Appersons. I am fairly confident that I can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Jonathan Epperson/Apperson, who was born about 1768, married first Sarah Parrish 28 Dec 1789 in Cumberland Parish, Lunenburg County, Virginia, and then Elizabeth Moore, 16 Feb 1830, in Lunenburg County, Virginia, and who died after 1840 was the son of Daniel Epperson/Apperson, Sr. So far, I have been not been able to establish any connection between the Lunenburg and the Albemarle Epperson/Appersons.
Jonathan had a son named James born about 1792, married Mary 'Polly' M. Moore on 31 Mar 1813 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, and later married Elizabeth S. Smith on 3 Sep 1845 in Brunswick, Virginia (the county to the east of Lunenburg). James died in Wythe County, Virginia in 1858.
Most of James' sons and daughters can next be found in Wythe County, Virginia.
My genealogical mission at the moment is to try and communicate with as many people as I can to try and get this tree straighten out. I believe that my tree is quite accurate, but have been researching long enough to know that surprises are always just around the corner.
If you have any connection to this tree, I would beg you to contact me to discuss and share information.
Larry Dale Epperson