Doug, Left you another message: curious abt your GARRETT connection as the surname somehow links to my tri-racial WEEDEN,WELDON,WHILDEN,WEELDON/BROWN line. What is of interest here too, is the given name of BALAAM which I find in my line------------VERY UNUSUAL. My WEELDON ggrands were in NC as of 1870, but fail to connect them w/ANY surnames. Can you be of help? Sincerely, carol wheeldin warren.