Janice, your story has some surprising similarities to our Carroll family story. With those migration patterns that you mention: GA>MS>TX, I would be surprised if we aren't somehow connected. Our Carroll boys are found in an 1860 Census of Henry County, Georgia, living with the Sappington family, even though we know their father's real name was Carroll. Mr.Sappington may have been a friend of the family, or their stepfather. Send me an e-mail.