Deacon Samuel Tompkins

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

The Life Summary 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
Ruth Tompkins
Isaiah Gale Tompkins
Tracy Tompkins
Chiffonette M Tompkins
Millicent Tompkins
Lucy Tompkins

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 February 1820New York, United States
  • Children


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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.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 26
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

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

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

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    Sources (24)

    • Saml Tompkins, "Illinois State Census, 1865"
    • Samuel Tompkins in entry for J B Hoag and Ruth, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Samuel Tompkins, "Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001"

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