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
1793–1872
Lucy Whitcomb
1798–1836
Marriage: 2 February 1820
Joseph Tompkins
1821–
Franklin Tompkins
1821–1885
Sarah Tompkins
1823–
Isaiah Gale Tompkins
1824–1890
Tracy Tompkins
1828–1908
Chiffonette M Tompkins
1830–1925
Ruth Tompkins
1832–1868
Millicent Tompkins
1832–
Lucy Tompkins
1836–1838

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 February 1820
New York, United States
children

(9)

    Joseph Tompkins

    Male1821–Male

    Franklin Tompkins

    Male1821–1885Male

    Sarah Tompkins

    Female1823–Female

    Isaiah Gale Tompkins

    Male1824–1890Male

    Tracy Tompkins

    Male1828–1908Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+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.
1818

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

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

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