Hi Edwin, Perhaps you can be of help to me w/info that I have been unable to find after 13yrs of research. My ggrandfather, WM LAWRENCE WEELDON, Black was born 1829 SC and is first found in 1870 Wilmington, NC. Believe he was a slave in Sumter and find that the ANDERSON and BURGESS surnames somehow are connected but cannot find how. Find too, that the WEEDEN spelling of the surname is valid as well as WILDON, WILDEN, and WHILDEN. Hope to hear from you. Sincerely, carol wheeldin warren.