Hi Destani, I find the TILGHMAN/TILLMAN surname frequently as I research my tri-racial family line of: SC,NC,VA,MN,RI,TN,KY,CT,MA,NS and Canada. I have yet to make ANY connections for my line but know too, that there is a SANDERS/SAUNDERS? tie. I am most anxious to find ANY info of my ggrandmother, CHARATA BROWN, mulatto, born 1833 NC, and wonder if the 2 surnames here have any connection to Native ancestry? Can you be of help here? Sincerely, carol wheeldin warren.