Hi Pat, Thanks so much for responding. I am not sure WHERE my kin was, as I have yet to make ANY connections! My line is indeed mysterious. BELIEVE that my ggrands were slaves in SC ------- I am especially anxious to find any info on my ggrandmother, CHARATA BROWN, mulatto, born 1833 NC----can find NOTHING on Her or Her line. Family lore tells only of VA kin and Indian ancestry. Warm regards, carol.