Hi Becky, Wonder if your RICKS are people of color? The RICKS surname somehow connects to my tri-racial WEEDEN, WHILDEN,WEELDON/BROWN line for which I can make NO connections.????? Have no CLUE why, but suspect that some ancestors chose to pass for white, and are lost forever, AND the Native ancestry has proven so far, to be impossible to trace. So far, everyone who has responded to my queries has never heard of or seen my surnames, so I am at my wit's end as to where or what to look for next. Any thoughts? Sincerely, carol wheeldin warren.