Hi Wiley, I have seen the ALSTON surname connected somehow to my WEELDONS, WHILDENS, WHELDONS, and BROWNS, and have yet to look into the OWENS surname. Somehow, the WEEDEN spelling connects and I find many Black WEEDENS listed in Alachua, FL, BUT, thus far, no one claims kinship to my line. Believe my ggrandfather, WM LAWRENC WEELDON, Black, was a slave of the WHEELDON/WHILDEN family of Christ Church and Sumter, SC; he was born in 1829, but so far, ALL efforts to trace any family has been a deadend. Am currently in touch w/WHILDEN descendants, but their knowledge of slave info is unknown. The given name of MARINA, I find a few times w/WILDON,WILDEN, so think it may be a favorite family name. This line of mine is definitely a challenge. Warm regards, carol.