I have never gotten past a few of the early Tinsman references to decide which ancestor is mine in the 1700's. Today I started an effort to document all of the Tinsman families in the USA and Canada in the hope that it will allow me to narrow the available options. I have begun at the 1940 census and will continue to build the trees based upon only hard evidence found in records.
It is actually fun to explore all of these variant lines. I hope it leads me to an answer as to which Tinsman is my relative prior to 1800.