Hello Linda, I am researching my tri-racial line of WEEDEN,WHILDEN,WEELDON/BROWN w/o making ANY connections, but have come across the NORTHROP surname as I search; perhaps you can be of help to me. Know that some RI slaveholders removed to Charleston, SC, and believe the intermingling of both whites and Blacks created a connection of the two states; I continue to look for the link that will establish a family line. Now I am trying to find the WEEDEN/TILLINGHAST link thru ANNE TILLINGHAST WEEDEN, Black, and the Black TILLINGHAST family that is listed in 1870 Wilmington, NC where my WEELDON ggrands were until 1910. If you can help, I would Love some input. Sincerely, carol wheeldin warren.