Franklin Thompkins

Alleghany, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Franklin

When Franklin Thompkins was born in 1852, in Alleghany, North Carolina, United States, his father, Alfred Leff Tompkins, was 21 and his mother, Sarah Crouse, was 23. He married Victoria Higgins on 21 April 1870, in Alleghany, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in North Carolina, United States in 1870 and Glade Creek Township, Alleghany, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years.

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Franklin Thompkins
Victoria Higgins
Marriage: 21 April 1870
Kenney Tompkins

Spouse & Children

21 April 1870
Alleghany, North Carolina, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Alfred Leff Tompkins


  • Sarah Crouse




  • John Allen Thompson


  • Male1852–Male

  • Cynthia Tompkins


  • William Thompson


  • Male1856–1937Male

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1853 · First State Fair

Age 1

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 34

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Tompkins .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Frank Tompkins, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Franklin Tompkins, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Franklin Thompkins in household of Sally Thompkins, "United States Census, 1870"

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