Priscilla Tompkins

20 October 1776–13 October 1821 (Age 45)
Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Priscilla

When Priscilla Tompkins was born on 20 October 1776, in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Gamaliel Tompkins, was 25 and her mother, Mary Church, was 21. She married Isaac Brownell about 1796, in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 13 October 1821, in her hometown, at the age of 44, and was buried in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Brownell
Priscilla Tompkins
Marriage: about 1796
Peleg Brownell
Lydia Brownell
Mary Ann Brownell

Spouse and Children

about 1796
Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States


    Peleg Brownell


    Lydia Brownell


    Mary Ann Brownell


Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1780 · French Occupy Newport

Age 4

During 1780 to 1781, over 12,000 French troops occupy Newport, Rhode Island.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 5

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Age 13

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Thomas .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Prissilla in entry for Peleg Brownell, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Priscilla Brownell, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Prescilla Tompkins, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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