my grandma was a baucom and her mother had been a bowline. so, I've been researching her line and looked up william bowline and phoebe johnson. most say those are the grandparents but one relative who knew them say they aren't the right ones. BUT! say they were...I was reading how an ancester owned slaves. 20 years before the civil war, he was arranging for them to be free at age 25. But until then they were to be hired out and his two daughters recieve payment, but the odd thing is.,he had fathered the slaves' children. so, it happens.