James Hervey Tompkins

21 June 1831–14 February 1905 (Age 73)
Hamilton, New York, United States

The Life of James Hervey

When James Hervey Tompkins was born on 21 June 1831, in Hamilton, New York, United States, his father, John Tompkins, was 28 and his mother, Melissa Simmons, was 25. He married Mary F. Southworth on 9 April 1865, in Bridgewater, Bridgewater, Oneida, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Bridgewater, Bridgewater, Oneida, New York, United States for about 50 years. He died on 14 February 1905, at the age of 73, and was buried in Bridgewater, Bridgewater, Oneida, New York, United States.

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James Hervey Tompkins
Mary F. Southworth
Marriage: 9 April 1865
Harriet Maria Tompkins

Spouse and Children

9 April 1865
Bridgewater, Bridgewater, Oneida, New York, United States


    Harriet Maria Tompkins


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 5

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 32

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

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)

  • James H Tompkins, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • James Tompkins, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Janis Tompkins, "United States Census, 1880"

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