Zipporah M. Tompkins

9 October 1814–13 October 1880 (Age 66)
New York, United States

The Life of Zipporah M.

When Zipporah M. Tompkins was born on 9 October 1814, in New York, United States, her father, Ward Tompkins, was 34 and her mother, Susannah Morrow, was 20. She married David Weaver on 16 December 1830, in Madison, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Tremont, Tazewell, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 13 October 1880, in Mackinaw, Tazewell, Illinois, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Mackinaw, Tazewell, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph C. Hannum
Zipporah M. Tompkins
Marriage: 4 November 1841
Samantha Jane Hannum
Martha Ann Hannum
Mary E. Hannum
Rufus Max Hannum
Aaron B. Hannum

Spouse and Children

4 November 1841
Vigo, Indiana, United States


    Samantha Jane Hannum


    Martha Ann Hannum


    Mary E. Hannum


    Rufus Max Hannum


    Aaron B. Hannum


Parents and Siblings


    Susannah Morrow




    Simeon Tompkins


    James J. Tompkins



    Maria Tompkins


    John Morrow Tompkins


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

Illinois is the 21st state.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 13

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 18

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."

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)

  • Zippora Walker in household of Jesse Walker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Zipporah Hannum in household of Joseph Hannum, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ziporough Walker, "United States Census, 1880"

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