Hi, Thanks so much for responding and I would NOT be at all surprised as the MIKELL surname also somehow connects to my MYSTERIOUS line for which I can make NO connections and nobody claims-------------waiting to hear from an SC LADSON person to find out if he knows anything. Would love to learn of more of your search; perhaps we can help each other. Other surnames: DEAS, RICHARDSON, DRAYTON, FRASER, SMALL, WESTON, ETHERIDGE, DRIGGERS, DIGGS, HAZARD, and especially BROWN-------my ggrandmother was CHARATA BROWN, mulatto, born 1833 NC but believe She was a slave in SC. Be sure to check USFAFRICANA and AFRIGENEAS sites for info. Warm regards, carol wheeldin warren.