Hi James, I am researching my tri-racial line of WEEDEN,WHILDEN,WEELDON/BROWN of SC,NC,VA,RI,TN,KY,MN,MA,NS, and CANADA w/little success and NO CONNECTIONS and have no clue WHY??? I wonder if anything here is familiar, as NO ONE seems to know of the surname, nor does ANYONE acknowledge kinship to it-----------have been researching for 13yrs, but need some positive input. Believe that my WEELDON/WEEDEN/WEEDON ggrands were slaves of the WHEELDON/WHILDEN family of Christ Church and Sumter, SC and that there is a connection to: DEAS, SMALL, LADSON, BRADFORD, FUNNY surnames of SC. Hope to hear from you. Sincerely, carol wheeldin warren.