Hi Amy, Today is my first time on the ALLEN surname board, and what I am learning has me in SHOCK as I have been at this for 13yrs w/o connecting ANYTHING OR ANYBODY. I am researching my tri-racial WEEDEN,WHILDEN,WEELDON/BROWN family line of SC,NC,VA,TN,KY,RI,MN,MA,CT,NY et al. So looking for my ggrandmother's Native ancestry as well as my ggrandfather's, but am battinG ZERO all around. MY ggrands were: WM LAWRENCE WEELDON, Black, born 1829 SC and CHARATA BROWN, mulatto, listed as born 1833 NC, BUT, I suspect both were born in VA, as family lore tells of being FPOC of VA w/Indian ancestry. DNA comes back as a match to the HANSON/HENSON surname family w/mostly European and Native ancestry----we do of course have AA ancestry. The McFADDEN surname connects somehow in SC---have yet to research. If of interest, would like to read your thoughts. Sincerely, carol wheeldin warren.