Hi Era, I am grasping at straws here as I struggle to put my tri-racial line of WEEDEN, WHILDEN, WEELDON/BROWN ancestors in some kind of order. I strongly suspect that the LAWRENCE/LAURENCE surname connects, especially in NC where my ggrands settled after leaving SC and KY. I am especially anxious to find ANY info of my ggrandmother, CHARATA BROWN, mulatto, listed as born 1833 NC, altho I suspect VA or TN/KY. Contact me please, if anything here is of interest. Sincerely, carol wheeldin warren.