Hi Lois, CANNOT make ANY connections for my tri-racial family line of WEEDEN,WHILDEN,WEELDON/BROWN of: SC,NC,MN,RI,NY,CT,VA,TN,KY et al. Your CARMACK surname connects in VA; and the FRIEND surname somehow connects w/my Wilmington, NC family. Have seen the LEDBETTER,MERRIMAN and TRIMBLE surnames which are among NATIVE ancestored folks. I am most anxious to find ANY INFO of my ggrandmother, CHARATA BROWN, mulatto, born 1833 NC. Hoping that you will respond, if anything here is of interest. Sincerely, carol wheeldin warren.