Alfred Tompkins

February 1855–1923 (Age 67)
Glade Creek Township, Alleghany, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Alfred

Alfred Tompkins was born in February 1855, in Glade Creek Township, Alleghany, North Carolina, United States as the son of Thomas Thompkins and Susannah Lewis. He married Celia Richardson on 11 June 1872. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Clear Fork Magisterial District, Tazewell, Virginia, United States in 1900. In 1880, at the age of 25, his occupation is listed as farmer in Glade Creek Township, Alleghany, North Carolina, United States. He died in 1923, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Tompkins
Celia Richardson
Marriage: 11 June 1872
Sarah M Tompkins
Pleasant Monroe Tompkins
Suffina F Tompkins
Robert Monroe Tompkins

Spouse and Children


    Celia Richardson


11 June 1872


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Thompkins


    Susannah Lewis




World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 6

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 20

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

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

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Alford Tompkins, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alfred Tompkins, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Alfred Tomkins in entry for Sarah Tolbert, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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