My Mother's maiden name was Tinnell, and I belong to a Tinnell web page, and they have helped me alot . I had gotten back to my greatgrandfather and was stuck. But they have traced A line of Tinnell's back to 1724. Their page is TINNELL-L@rootsweb.com
. The man who runs it is so very helpful. Now my great grandparents were George WAshingto and
Margaret (Maggie) THOMPSON TINNELL. Their son Hale Columbus was my grandfather. Give me a ring at my e-mail address if I
can help you any, but be sure to get in touch with the Tinnell page. They are a tremendous bunch.