Hello Alnita, My name is Gayle. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org You may have landed the motherload. I've been reseaching the Dowdell's of Americus, GA for over 10 years. I've traced them back to their slave owner.We are planning our 5th family reunion July 27-29, 2001. Next Month! at the Windsor hotel. Do you know who adopted Jacob? (His adoptive parents)If you are a teacher perhaps you know Alan Anderson? Ask him about me :>) looking forward to hearing from you.