LOIS, The EDWARDS surname somehow connects to my tri-racial line of WEEDEN,WHILDEN,WEELDON/BROWN for which I can make NO connections, but it is the SHARPER given name that caught my eye here. Believe there is a connection to the RI Indian WEEDENS thru my SC WEELDON/WEEDEN line where a SHARPER BROWN was from. Suspect also that my ggrandmother, CHARATA BROWN, mulatto, born 1833 NC may have been born in RI. My WHEELDIN family hails from CT and NC, and I grew up in Westchester Co, NY. Struggling to make ANY connections, but suspect that the WEEDEN/WEEDON surname in TN/KY is part of my line. Contact me please, if of interest. Sincerely, carol wheeldin warren.