My name is Dana Tignor. I have hit a dead end in my family tracking and I think it's at the point where my african american family heritage or tree turns white. I am trying to find out about the white Tignors from whom my family name descends. My father's grandfather was Harry L. Tignor.
Harry L Tignor was the son of Ezekiel Tignor (b. 1845 in Virginia) who was the son of Eliza Tolson, a free Black woman living in Heathsville, Northumberland, Virginia with a number of other free Black Tolsons. No father is recorded. However, the Tolsons lived next door to white Tignors; I believe these may be the Tignors I'm looking for. Does anyone have any helpful information or suggestions on how to find out more about them? I guess it's tricky since Ezekiel and any siblings would have been illegitimate.