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New Information on Clyde Black Death

New Information on Clyde Black Death

I just found out that the National Archives has vintage newspapers online, and decided to do some searches. I found this article about a terrible horse/carriage/train accident that killed little Clyde Black, son of Robert J. and Blanche Coursin Black, and injured Samuel L. Black. There is also a follow-up article on the condition of […]

Shawgo Surname

Our Shawgo line can be traced back to Nicholas (pending more proof)(1) and Peggy, who lived in Montgomery County, New York. One researcher states that Nicholas came to America from Holland or Germany after the American Revolution, but I have no documentation on this.(2) There is no documentation for Nicholas in 1810, but Peggy is […]

John Francis Haden Tillman

John Francis Haden Tillman

John F. H. Tillman was born on September 19, 1842 in Copiah County, Mississippi(1). He was the grandfather of Elmer Tillman. John served in the Confederate Army in the 6th Mississippi Infantry, Company F, also called the Crystal Springs Guards. He married Martha Ann Sandifer in 1867, and they had at least twelve children: George […]

George K. Tillman

George K. Tillman

  George K. Tillman George K. Tillman, the son of Haden Tillman, was born on October 5, 1802 in Georgia (1). He was the great grandfather of Elmer Tillman (George-John -Oscar-Elmer). It is believed he moved with his parents to Claiborne County, Mississippi and then later settled in Copiah County, Mississippi. He married Sarah Hollingsworth, […]

Tillman Book Excerpt

Tillman Book Excerpt

(Excerpt from “Spes Alit Agricolam”¬†Tilghman/Tillman Book by Stephen Tillman, c. 1945, with our direct line followed) True surnames, in the sense of hereditary designations, date in England from about the year 1000, from which it will be seen that the Tilghman family traces back as far as most of them, for the first record of […]