I am at a loss as I search for my African American ancestors of the above surname. My ggrandfather, WILLIAM LAWRENCE WEELDON, black, was born in 1829 SC. I find him in 1870 NC, and the WHILDEN (variant spelling) name on SC slave lists. HE is NOT found between HIS birthdate and 1870. Is it possible that the white WHILDENS were slaveholders in Bermuda? Most sincerely, carol wheeldin warren.