When William Fox Tomlinson was born on 28 November 1844, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, his father, Solomon P Tomlinson, was 42 and his mother, Mary Lee Baker, was 37. He had at least 9 sons and 2 daughters with Nancy Helen Keeney. He lived in Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Magisterial District 4, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States in 1900. He died in 1902, at the age of 58, and was buried in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States.
English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name T(h)omelin (see Tomlin ) + -son ‘son of Tomlin’.