Hasn't gone offline... I have just been slacking on my research! I am hoping to dive back in pretty soon here! My husbands family goes back in Oglethorpe County and they are all African American Howards. We know one of the white Howard families there were their owners during slavery and it has been passed down through the generations that there was more than likely mixed children with their owners. We do not know which Howard was the owner.... both Howard and Barnett are the names we are trying to find. I need to order and get copies of wills and estate files that contain names of slaves... just haven't had the time yet!!!