Hi Dan, I am wondering if you can be of any help w/the BROWN slaves? I am going in circles and have been for 13yrs, as I am unable to figure out my WEEDEN,WHILDEN,WELDON,WEELDON/BROWN tri-racial line of SC,NC,VA,RI,MN,TN,KY,NS and Canada. My ggrandmother was CHARATA BROWN, mulatto, listed as born 1833 NC but can find NO info on Her or Her line. Believe She married my ggrandfather, WM LAWRENCE WEELDON, Black, born 1829 SC and that the family were slaves. I am also wondering if the BROWNS you are researching could have been QUAKERS--------surspect that my ggrands were helped by, perhaps were QUAKERS. Sincerely, carol wheeldin warren.