Nancy Tompkins

Brief Life History of Nancy

When Nancy Tompkins was born in 1799, in North Carolina, United States, her father, John Benjamin Tompkins, was 20 and her mother, Elizabeth Polly Hampton, was 17. She married Elliott Whitlow on 11 November 1816, in Carter, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. She died about 1855, in Kentucky, United States, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

Elliott Whitlow
1794–1845
Nancy Tompkins
1799–1855
Marriage: 11 November 1816
Elizabeth Whitlow
1817–1875
Agnes C Whitlow
about 1837–1901
Matilda Whitlow
1819–1900
John Thompkins Whitlow
1821–1888
William Kesterson Whitlow
1822–1894
Sarah Whitlow
1825–
Mary Whitlow
1827–
Isabelle Ellen Whitlow
1829–
Margaret Whitlow
1831–
Benjamin H Whitlow
1833–1918
Thomas Elliott Whitlow
1835–1913
Nancy Whitlow
1839–
Francis Marion Whitlow
1841–1893

Sources (31)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Nancy Tompkins - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Nancy Tompkins
  • Unknown, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Nancy Tompkins in entry for John B Davis and Agnes C Campbell, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

World Events (8)

1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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.

1818 · Jackson Purchase

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

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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