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African-American Tillinghasts, Slavery and Tillinghasts
Posted by: Kent Watkins (ID *****5965) Date: September 09, 2009 at 08:33:36
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In addition, I am collecting materials and starting to write at least monographs on the following subject re Tillinghasts:

African American Tillinghasts; Tillinghasts and Slavery Issues
Starting with Mambo Tillinghast, and with the help of Wayne Tillinghast's marvelous new book on the first four generations (a must buy), I am tracing both those we know of as being Tillinghasts through 'ownership' (ugh) or who have been born into the line or adopted the name. Rhode Island was an even greater slave state than South Caroline, both in holdings and/or trading, and Brown University (started with the help of Tillinghasts) has recently done extensive research on their origins in this regard. The present-day Tillinghast, Muriel, living in New York, is also a subject, with her great civil rights background, political involvement and Head Start directorship of NYC, along with her ancestors traced from Orlando to South Carolina. Also, Camp and Ft. Tillinghast - another named in addition to the one I just wrote about in Arlington, Va. - this one is in S.C. Not much material, but it may expand slowly.

If you have any thoughts about this subject, or any information to impart to me, I'd much appreciate it.

Kent Watkins
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