Hi Paula, The ROACH and ETHERIDGE surnames both connect to my WEEDEN,WEELDON/BROWN AA/Native family line of SC,NC and VA, but I have yet to make ANY connections, nor has anyone claimed kinship to my line. My ggrandmother, CHARATA BROWN, mulatto, was born 1833 NC, and married WM LAWRENCE WEELDON, Black, born in 1829 SC. The family is first found in 1870 Wilmington, NC, so I am thinking that both were slaves. If anything is of interest, I hope you will contact me. I am especially interested in any Melungeon connection. Sincerely, carol wheeldin warren.