There's a lot interesting information in this older thread.
I'm interesting in the slaves of the Redmans or those who gained their freedom from
those related surnames.
I'm still sorting out that side (virginia) but,
There's a lot of Elkins in my dna matches
from Stafford Va. There's also Redman/Redmons,
Richard Bryant & Anne Meese connected to them.
There's lots of Bryants too & there's one
(Chenawaee who was married to a Ward)
Somehow they seem to be related to the
Rolfes, Gowers & Hatchers in my ancestry or at least that's what it starting to look like - t.b.