Miss Weeden's work was published in a book in 1962 called "Shadows on the Wall" ( Colonial Press, Northport, Alabama, 148 pages, by Frances C. Roberts and Sarah Huff Fisk ) The book is occasionally listed on ebay, but there were not many copies printed. I have three. Her paintings of local African Americans, were used to illustrate her nostalgic poems about the Old South. Each portrait was chosen to illustrate a particular poem. Her paintings are highly prized and rarely come up for sale. The Weeden house is still standing in Huntsville, Alabama. Here is her painting used to illustrate the poem " Beaten Biscuit."
The truth has been shown the light. My grandmother's typical family stories.... of Cherokee ancestors, of questionable "highwaymen" accounts of great grandfathers who were "deported" long after deportation from England stopped, and the knowledge that her Evans family is from the Appalachian Mountains in Western North Carolina and North Georgia, coupled with the name Evans being a common MELUNGEON sir name.... It all adds up to a typical hidden MELUNGEON ancestry. I am proud of it. the Melungeon people were ALREADY THERE when the English and Scots got to Western North Carolina. They are apparently mixed Native American, African, and Portuguese. The ancestry is no longer being hidden ( generally) and a pride of this heritage is on the rise in the area. It also finally explains my 2 % African American ancestry on my DNA test !