You are probably right. I don't recall the message, but I see so much
that I forget a lot. The only message that jumps out at me is this
one from you:
In the last year an e-mail to this list provided information about
a slave owned by Capt. David Bowles of Bourbon County Kentucky (died
1806 - was a Revolutionary War officer from Virginia) named Molly
who was 100 years old in 1860. She was conveyed to David's second
wife, Winnie Rice Bowles, the mother of David's last 3 children via
the probate of his Will in Bourbon County. I assumed Molly was
still in the Bowles family and that her last name was Bowles. The
e-mail did not say when or where she died, only that she was one of
the oldest blacks living in 1860.
Is my recollection correct?