Hi Shelley, Thank you; as usual you send me more info to track. My guess is that this gal was born in KY, as I find other WEEDENS and today WEED, there. There is no doubt a connection somehow to RI, but I'll be darned if I can figure any of it out, and still hold hopes that ANYONE will acknowledge kinship to my line. I continue to work w/32 various spellings of the surname; My ggrandfather was a WEELDON, and believe a slave of the WHEELDON/WHILDEN SC family-------somehow the WEEDEN/WEEDON surname folks are connected. Won't give up on this. Warm regards, carol wheeldin warren.