Posted By:R S
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Subject:Re: Tilghman and Ward Connection
Post Date:December 17, 2010 at 19:30:06
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Forum:Tilghman Family Genealogy Forum
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I checked through my copy of THE TILGHMAN/TILLMAN FAMILY REGISTER 1225-1945 and only came up with a few Ward's in the index.

WARD, Alice 2625
WARD, Carolyn 517
WARD, Cynthia 2836
WARD, Dorothy 330.5
WARD, Mary 3331
WARD, Matthew 27
WARD, Thomas 1865.3
WARD, Willard 1896

In reference to the use of the Tillman name as a first name, it seems to be a not so uncommon occurrence amongst some of the family members, especially for a daughter who marries out of the family name to name a child in such a way, or even further down the line. Your assumption that there may be some connection to Tillman may have some basis further down the line, even though I couldn't see any in the book readily. From what I understand, the Tilghmans have used assorted spellings (Tilman, Tillman, Tilghman) throughout time.