Hi Philip, Would LOVE to have your thoughts on all of this, as I still struggle to find ANY connections, but find that the NJ WHILLDEN(WHEELDON) family is connected to the HUGHES/HEWES line of mixed race. YOU are right on track w/DE/MD research, and urge you to look for HUGHES/WHEELDON in DE info; hoping to find that the JOHN WHEELDON mentioned, is of my line. Know that the HUGHES surname connects w/Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Indians who are also mixed w/African. Believe that the WHILLDENS of NJ were WEEDENS of CT and MA. ALL, descend from Gabriel Wheldon of the Mayflower. Warm regards, carol.