Hi Pat, I have gotten to the point now of looking for folks w/familiar surnames to my tri-racial line for clues. The BRATCHER,BRAY,BROWN, and GARRETT surnames all somehow connect to my line which I am UNABLE to trace, nor does ANYONE acknowledge kinship to them. Today, I looked at the WROTEN surname for SC, and wondered too, if that could connect, and perhaps lead to info. I am most anxious to find ANY info of my ggrandmother, CHARATA BROWN, mulatto, listed as born 1833 NC altho I suspect VA and/or RI. If of any interest, please do contact me. Sincerely, carol wheeldin warren.