Phebe Tompkins

8 January 1798–
Little Compton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Phebe

When Phebe Tompkins was born on 8 January 1798, in Little Compton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Nathaniel Tompkins, was 22 and her mother, Elizabeth Pearce, was 21.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Tompkins
1775–1848
Elizabeth Pearce
1776–1805
Phebe Tompkins
1798–
Lydia Tompkins
1799–
Sarah Catharine Tompkins
1801–1880
John Tompkins
1803–1872
Alanson Tompkins
1803–

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 29

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.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 32

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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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