Deacon Samuel Tompkins

11 April 1793–2 February 1872 (Age 78)
Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Deacon Samuel Tompkins was born on 11 April 1793, in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Gilbert Tompkins, was 39 and his mother, Mary 'Polly' Brownell, was 22. He married Lucy Whitcomb on 2 February 1820, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States in 1865 and Minnesota, United States in 1870. He died on 2 February 1872, in St. Anthony, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Hope Cemetery, Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Deacon Samuel Tompkins
Lucy Whitcomb
Marriage: 2 February 1820
Joseph Tompkins
Franklin Tompkins
Sarah Tompkins
Isaiah Gale Tompkins
Tracy Tompkins
Chiffonette M Tompkins
Ruth Tompkins
Millicent Tompkins
Lucy Tompkins

Spouse and Children

2 February 1820
New York, United States


    Joseph Tompkins


    Franklin Tompkins


    Sarah Tompkins


    Isaiah Gale Tompkins


    Tracy Tompkins


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+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 1

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1811 · USS Revenge

Age 18

On January 9, 1811, the USS Revenge hits a reef off of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The load the ship is carrying is handed off to other ships and the USS Revenge is tied down by tow ropes. It brakes free from the ropes and later sinks. In 2011 divers find what are believed to be the remains of the ship.

Age 25

Illinois is the 21st state.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • Saml Tompkins, "Illinois State Census, 1865"
  • Samuell Tompkins, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Samuel Tompkins, "Illinois State Census, 1855"

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