I am not sure where she got the name from. However I will say that I discovered info on other Brockwells who would have been about the same age as James Bolling's parents and one of the possible mothers was Willie. My grandmothers name was also Willie and she never went by that name.....lol! I have Brockwells on both sides of my grandmothers family. Her mom was Ladye Caroline Brockwell, daughter of John William Brockwell. They were from Prince George. Supposedly Ladye C. And my great grandfather were not related despite both being descended from Brockwells. I have a family picture album of Brockwells which I will be happy to share. If you want more info on Annie Earl do a search on Canellum Carrives Folkes and should come up with a family tree or two. I look forward to finding out your info but understand that it may take a few days to recover from your trip.