Gideon Taylor Tompkins

7 January 1798–
Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Gideon Taylor

When Gideon Taylor Tompkins was born on 7 January 1798, in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Uriah Tompkins, was 30 and his mother, Mary Taylor, was 30.

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Uriah Tompkins
Mary Taylor
Fanny Tompkins
Nanny Tompkins
Gideon Taylor Tompkins
Lydia Tompkins
Andrew T. Tomkins
Abbie P Tompkins
Mary I. Tompkins
Andrew Taylor Tompkins
Robert T. Tompkins

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World Events (3)

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.

Age 5

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1811 · USS Revenge

Age 13

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.

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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  • Gideon Taylor Tompkins, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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