This website is a labor of love created by the desire to pass
on our family genealogy to future generations. The three
family members that have done the research contained in this
website are descendants of William Apperson/Epperson who was
born in 1680 aboard a vessel that landed in the Virginia
Colony. We continue to do research on our ancestors and
therefore will be adding to the content of this site. We
are eager to hear from others who may share our family tree.
Karen Jeanette Braswell
Karen lives with her family in San Antonio, Texas. A
mother of three and grandmother of four, Karen is co-owner
of the successful Country Kids Academy. Karen and
Laurel are half sisters who have the same father.
Michael Vaughn Sims
Michael Vaughn Sims is a native of Alabama who works in
New York City as a theatrical designer and architectural
consultant. His interests include historic preservation
and studio art. The core of the Epperson family research
was received from his cousin Jessie Tommie Epperson Cobb
(1909-1985), augmented by the published work of Edna
Epperson Brinkman, The Story of David Epperson and His
Family of Albemarle County, Virginia (1933).
Karen and Laurel are his 4th cousins.
Laurel lives in El Paso, Texas with her husband and five
dogs. She is a retired librarian and runs a small
graphic/web design business. When she is not working
on genealogy, she travels (see
travel pages) and is involved with extensive
home repairs (see
home repair website). Laurel is the webmaster
for this web site.