Gayle - I don't know if we've been in touch before, but I see that you are interested in the surname Cowell, I assume in the Currituck area. I have done some work on them and have some text notes I can send you. In my work on other Currituck surnames, such as Taylor and Nicholson, I have some deed references to Jeremiah land in the 1796-1832 period. E-mail me directly at JohnLaird9@aol.com
and I'll at least send you my Cowell notes.