Hi Phyllis, Got ALL of this, thanks. Just wanted to touch base w/you again, as you are one of the KEEPERS and so glad to hear from you. Came across the name of ANN TILLINGHAST WEEDEN, Black, who was one of two African Americans to graduate from Brown U in the 1800s and wondered if there might be a link to my line; then, found a Black TILLINGHAST family in 1870 Wilmington, NC where my ggrands were------still working on that, and still hoping to tie all of this together. The ROWELL surname is of interest too, but I don't hold out much hope of finding info where mixed race is involved. It appears as tho my WEELDON ggrandfather also went by the WEEDEN spelling of the surname. How are you doing? Warm regards, carol.