Hi! Welcome to my family's genealogy page. I have been researching this for a relatively short period of time with very good success. We are descendants of John Eplee(b.abt 1720) His son, Matthias, married Anna Maria Ritter who died before 1771. Matthias then remarried Christina Risedel. There is muchinformation available on the descendants of Christina and Matthias. However, my line comes from Anna Maria's son John and following that line seems to have been more difficult for me.
A brief look at where the Epley's have been:
John Eplee's parents came to America from Baden,Germany sometime in the early 1700's and settled in Pennsylvania. Specifically, Manheim Township in York County. Then sometime in the 1790's they moved to Lincoln County, NC. The family then began to split up. Some stayed in North Carolina while some show up in Hickory, MO, Texas, and in Tennessee.
My research is ongoing and while I have been fascinated to find the names and places of my ancestors, I am truly interested in the actual living history of them.