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White Tignors of Heathsville, Northumberland, Virginia

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White Tignors of Heathsville, Northumberland, Virginia

Posted: 1348686385000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Tignor Tolson
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.

Thank you.

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