Actually, Joe, I was just quoting. _The Apperson Family in America_ was put together by the late Vera Apperson English based on the work of various family researchers of the day (1977). My mother contributed and so we have copies (self-published and spiral bound, typical family history).
I recently was in KC and went to Cooper County. You might check out the research aids suggested at http://www.rootsweb.com/~mocooper/CooperAidsVisit.htmhttp://www.rootsweb.com/~mocooper/CooperAidsVisit.htm. I found them very helpful in planning my visit. Its only a couple of hours away for you after all. :-)