I have seen many spellings of the name. The farthest back that I have gotten so far is Joseph Tillue who was supposed to have come from France. He married Betsy McDowel who was of Scotch heritage and born at sea on the way to America. His son was Peter Tilyou who lived in New York. He married Anna Canton. Their children were: Rueben, Rebecca, Betsy, James, Sally, Hannah, Jonathon, Catherine, Carlyle, Anna, and Emeline. Anna Tilyou married Daniel Jones Roe in Wayne County, New York. They are my great-great-great grandparents. They eventually moved from New York to Eaton Rapids, Michigan. Carlyle Tilyou came to Jackson County, Michigan. Several other Tilyou's came to Michigan including the parents, Peter and Anna. They both died in Jackson County, which is where I live. I have some information on the family, but not a great deal. I haven't been able to find out much about Joseph and Betsy. A lot of the information I have comes from a DAR document.