Hi Lucretia, I have come across the LIVELY surname in connection w/my WEEDEN,WHILDEN,WEELDON/BROWN tri-racial line of SC,NC and VA and ALL across the US, but am unable to make ANY sense of ANY of it even after 13yrs of research. I am wondering if the connection comes thru my ggrandmother's Native ancestry for which I draw blanks. CHARATA BROWN, mulatto is listed as born 1833 NC but I suspect She was born in VA or RI. If anything is of interest, please do contact me. Sincerely, carol wheeldin warren.