Telitha Apperson was born Telitha Vest in NC in 1795. She was the daughter of Isham Vest 1770 VA and died in NC; and Nancy Pledge 1774 VA died 1857 NC. Telitha's grandparents were William Tunwell Vest 1740-1812, m. Lucretia Alford; Francis Pledge 1747-, and m. Elizabeth Poindexter 1750-. Telitha's husband William Apperson Jr. was descended from the Virginia Apperson families that came to the colonies around 1700. The Apperson name was evolved from Epperson, which in turn was evolved from Epernon a town in France. The oldest Apperson that I have been able to verify is Jean Louis, Duc D'Epernon b. May, 1554 and died Jan. 13, 1642 in France. I believe that his parents were Jean Vallette of Epernon and Jane De Bellegarde of same. Telitha Vest Apperson and her son Thomas Apperson moved to TN in 1850 after the death of her husband William Jr. They then moved to (Phelps, Crawford, Dent) Co., MO; I haven't verified which county for sure, where Thomas married Martha Jane Ross. Their youngest child Mary Etta Apperson 1877-1955 was my great-grandmother. Telitha Vest Apperson had a sister named Luvitha who married a Poindexter.