Thanks, Carolyn. I should have thought of going to our state Archives to look at "the book" again!
As for my connection: my Great-Grandmother was Mary Nenette Barksdale Bell, dau. of Joseph Barksdale b. 1802 in Hancock Co., GA, and wife of Lewis Bell of Holmes Co., MS; Joseph was son of Abner b. 1764 in Charlotte Co., VA and died in Pike Co., MS; Abner was son of Joseph b. 1741 in Charlotte Co., VA and died in Hancock Co., GA; and Joseph, was son of Collier who died 1774 in Charlotte Co., VA.