Hi Shelagh, Have to leave a message each time I find the BROWN surname; I am most anxious to find ANY info of my ggrandmother, CHARATA BROWN, mulatto, born 1833 NC. Somehow, the SANDERS surname connects to my WEEDEN,WHILDEN,WEELDON/BROWN line of SC,NC,VA,RI,MN,TN,KY, MA,NY,CT,TX et al. Have left messages on the AL board but as w/others, have rec'd no responses and am so hoping to find ANYONE who claims kinship to my line. If of interest, please contact me. Sincerely, carol wheeldin warren.