Sarah Leslie

F, b. circa 1805
     Sarah was born circa 1805 at Georgia, United States.1 She married Allen Hardie, son of Allen Hardie and Martha Duggan, circa 1828 at Wilkinson, Georgia, United States.

Children of Sarah Leslie and Allen Hardie

Citations

  1. [S64] 1850 Census Lowndes GA, p.493.

Samuel Tompkins

M, b. circa 1740, d. 1776
     Samuel was born circa 1740 at Anson, North Carolina, United States. He was the son of Thomas Tompkins and Mary (--?--). Samuel Tompkins married Elizabeth Partin circa 1762. Samuel Tompkins died in 1776 at South Carolina, United States.
     Biography of Samuel Tompkins:
The earliest record we have found concerning Samuel Tompkins is an Anson County, North Carolina deed dated 13 January 1764 where Thomas Tompkins of Anson deeds to John Flowers of same, for L 25 proc. money 100 acres "where Sam'l Tompkins lived, on old mill creek". 1 Thomas Tompkins had bought this same land from Elizabeth Kemp widow of Wm. Kemp on 20 December 1752. This deed suggests that Samuel is a son of Thomas Tompkins as who but a son would be living on that land. The deed also suggest that Samuel Tompkins had lived on that land prior to 1764, but no longer lived there.

The next record of Samuel Tompkins is his witnessing an Anson County deed three days later on 17 Jan 1764 where Abram Paul of Anson, planter, for L 32 NC money, deeds to Benj. Jackson... 300 a on N side Thompson Creek. Abraham Paul (seal), Wit: William Prestwood, Peter Partin, Saml. Tomkins (s).2 This land around Thompson Creek was in North Carolina in 1764, however when the 1764 boundary dispute between the Carolina's was settled in 1772 the boundary between North and South Carolina was moved about 12 miles north causing the land in the area of Thompson Creek to be located in South Carolina. Also Peter Partin is suspected to be the father of Elizabeth Partin, who was or soon to be the wife of Samuel Tompkins.

In 1769 Samuel Tompkins bought and then sold 150 acres in Anson County, North Carolina. A deed dated 14 August 1769 shows George Carter selling Samuel Tompkins for L20 proc. money of NC... 150 acres on the head branches of Babers Creek ,crossing Babers branch. /s/ George Carter, Wit: Thomas Dickson, Stephen Tomkins. 3 A second deed dated two months later, 12 October 1769 shows Samuel Tompkins of Anson selling to Thomas Dickson of same, L16 Proc. Money, 150 a. on SW side of Pee Dee River beginning in a branch of old Mill Creek. /s/ Samuel (HIs X)Mark) Tompkins. Wit: John Hornbeck, Stephen Tompkins. Both of these deeds had a deposition from Stephen Tompkins that he was present at the signing of these deeds. These deeds were registered at the Jan Court. 1811. These deeds were no doubt re-recorded to prove ownership of the land in 1811 as the original recordings were destroyed in one of the several courthouse fires that occurred in Anson County. We believe this property was on or very near Mill Creek and believe both of these properties were in Anson County, North Carolina and remained in North Carolina after the boundary move of 1772.


South Carolina Abstracts by Clara A. Langley shows on p. 129. Book Q-3, pp.233-239, 23 & 24 Oct. 1769, L & R: William Forbes, gentleman, of the Province of East Fla. to Paul Trapier,Esq., of Prince George Parish, Craven Co., SC for L600 British, 2 plantations in SC on Pee Dee River, granted in NC but by the late running of the line between the 2 provinces fell within the limits of the S. Province; being 200 a. about 8 miles above the Great Charaws, bounding S on vacant land; W on Mathew Creed; E on William Forbes; N on Pee Dee River; bought by Forbes from Thomas Tomkins; also 300 a. bounding E on Mathew Creed; W on Samuel Tomkins; S on vacant land; bought by Forbes from William Dinkins. Witnesses: Marmaduke Bell, James Delaire, Hugh Kavanaugh, Before Joseph Dubourdieu, J.P. Recorded 22 June 1770.

Book C-4, pp. 159-164 25&26 Jan. 1771, L & R Paul Trapier, Esq. of Georgetown, to Claudius Pegues, for ? 2600 currency, 2 plantations on Pee Dee River, forerly in NC, but by the late running of the dividing line between the 2 Provinces now in SC, vix: 200 a. about 8 miles above the Great Charows; bounding S on vacant land; W on Mathew Creed; E on William Forbes; N on Pee Dee River, bought from Thomas Tomkins by William Forbes; 300 a. bounding E on Maaatthew Creed; W on Samuel Tomkins; S on vacant land; bought by Forbes from William Denkins, Witnesses; Robert Heriot, Samuel Wragg. Before Archibald Brown (Baird?), J.P., 9 Feb 1771. Recorded 20 Mar. 1773 by William Rugely, Pro. Register.

The above deeds suggest that Samuel was living on his father's property on old mill creek in Anson Co. North Carolina in 1764 and removed that year back to the area around Thompson's Creek where he bought land of his own.

The above are the only deeds that we have been able to locate concerning Samuel Tompkins.

Samuel Tompkins name appears in the 1782 estate papers of Michael Watson4 of Abbeville District, South Carolina as "Samuel Tomkins Dt. 13 January 1775 Runaway Dead" . The note is on a page entitled "1782 Michael Watsons Notes & Accounts" which lists some 40 notes or accounts of money due Michael Watson. The note is for 42 pounds, 8 shillings and 9 cents. Michael Watson was "A CAPTAIN IN THE MILITIA OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, WHO FELL IN ACTION AGAINST THE BRITISH AT DEAN SWAMP ORANGEBURG DISTRICT IN 1781 AND WAS BURIED IN THE EPISCOPAL GRAVEYARD, ORANGEBURG, S. C. " according to a stone erected by the Michael Watson Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and his Descendants, 1931 (This stone is located iin front of the Ridge Spring Baptist Church, Ridge Spring, Saluda County, South Carolina). It is not certain that Samuel Tompkins of these estate paper is the same person as the Samuel Tompkins of this biography, however, we believe it is likely to be him. This is supported by Jessee Parten being listed in the same estate papers as having signed a note for 2 pounds, 1 shilling, 3 cents on 22 November 1772. Jesse Parten is listed as being deceased and is believed to be a close relative of Elizabeth Partin, wife of Samuel Tompkins. Michael Watson was on the grand jury of Ninety Six District who on 17 November 1774 signed a document condemning the attitude of the British government toward the colonies. Michael Watson and most of the men that signed that document were soon active in the Revolution. Michael Watson was actually captured by the British near the beginning of the war and imprisoned for a time. These records suggest that in January 1775 (two months after the signing of the Grand Jury document) Samuel Tompkins borrowed money from Michael Watson who lived in the area of Ridge Spring near Edgefield, South Carolina which was part of Ninety Six District.

Thomas Tompkins died intestate in 1777.and his estate was sold. The Account of sale of the estate of Thomas Tompkins 5shows that his wife, Mary, his sons, Thomas, Stephen and Francis were listed as purchasers of some the estates assets. However, it is very interesting to note that there is no mention of Samuel Tompkins being a purchaser. Furthermore, although there are many records of Thomas, Stephen and Francis Tompkins well into the l800's, there are none for Samuel. When we find him listed as dead in the Michael Watson estate papers, we conclude that Samuel Tompkins died between 1775 and 1777 and have established his date of death as circa 1776.

There are not other records of Samuel Tompkins that we have been able to find. It is our theory that Samuel married Elizabeth Partin about 1764 in the area of Thompson's Creek, Anson County, North Carolina where Partin families lived and established his new household in that area at that time. The area around Thompson's Creek being where Samuel's father, Thomas Tompkins lived since 1741 and where Samuel was likely born and grew up. Perhaps Samuel Tompkins was part of the early American Revolution with Michael Watson and died in the early skirmishes with the Cherokee or British Soldiers.

The family of Samuel Tompkins

We show that James Tompkins (1760-1819), Samuel Tompkins (1765-1860), Burrell Tompkins (1770-1860), John Tompkins (1771-1840) and Partin Tompkins (1775-1860), who lived in Washington and Jefferson Co. Georgia in the late 1700's and early 1800's were very likely the children of Samuel Tompkins (1740).

Children of Samuel Tompkins and Elizabeth Partin

Citations

  1. [S910] Brent H. Holcomb, Anson County Deeds and Will Abstracts, p. 107, DB 3, p. 146.).
  2. [S910] Brent H. Holcomb, Anson County Deeds and Will Abstracts, p. 103 DB 3, p. 79.).
  3. [S911] Anson County NC Deeds, DB:N&O p. 297.
  4. [S912] Michael Watson Estate Papers,.
  5. [S913] Anson Co. NC Will Book 1751-1795,.

Burrell Tompkins1

M, b. 1770, d. after 1860
     Burrell was born in 1770 at South Carolina, United States. He was the son of Samuel Tompkins and Elizabeth Partin. He married Rachel (--?--), circa 1803 at Washington, Georgia, United States.2 Burrell died after 1860 at Washington, Georgia, United States.
     Biography of Burrell Tompkins:
Burrell resided most all of his adult life in the Tabernacle community of Washington County, Georgia. He first shows up in Washington County, Georgia records as having one draw in the 1805 lottery in that county3. He did not receive any land. However, one had to have been a bachelor, over 21 and a resident of the state for one year to be entitled to one draw. Thus Burrell was not married until after 1803 when the lottery act was approved. He is listed in the 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850 and 1860 Census of that county. He thus lived to over the age of 90 and is no doubt buried in Washington County. More information on Burrell is contained in Dorothy Morgan's book The Tompkins of Washington County, Georgia. 4

Dorothy Morgan presents convincing evidence that James M. Tompkins (1810-1890) is the son of Burrell Tompkins (1770-1860) as they were living next door to each other in the 1860 Washington County Georgia census when Burrell was age 90 and living by himself. Also stories told to Mrs. Morgan by descendants of James M. clearly indicating that James M.'s father was well remembered as living next door to James M. James M. Tompkins is listed as being a brother to John Young Tompkins (1804-1860) in the John Young Tompkins Bible. Thus John Young and all his siblings must be children of Burrell Tompkins. There are some genealogies that show John Young Tompkins and his siblings as the children of Partin Tompkins (1775-1860). We believe that this relationship is in error and that Dorothy Morgan has clearly demonstrated they are the children of Burrell Tompkins.

Children of Burrell Tompkins and Rachel (--?--)

Citations

  1. [S189] Dorothy Henderson Morgan, Tompkins of Washington Co. Georgia, p. 10.
  2. [S189] Dorothy Henderson Morgan, Tompkins of Washington Co. Georgia, p. 33.
  3. [S197] Delwyn Associates, Records of Washington County, Georgia,.
  4. [S189] Dorothy Henderson Morgan, Tompkins of Washington Co. Georgia,.

Partin Tompkins1

M, b. circa 1775, d. before 1860
     Partin was born circa 1775 at South Carolina, United States.2 He was the son of Samuel Tompkins and Elizabeth Partin. He married Elizabeth (--?--), circa 1803 at Washington, Georgia, United States. Partin died before 1860 at Covington, Alabama, United States.
     Biography of Partin Tompkins:
The earliest records we have found on Partin is his getting one draw in the 1805 Washington County Georgia land lottery.3 He did not receive any land. However, one had to have been a bachelor, over 21 and a resident of the state for one year to be entitled to one draw. Thus Partin was not married until after 1803 when the lottery act was approved.

Rebecca Burns, a descendant of Partin's has found records she believes to be his. They are:

1. Entered the Georgia Militia in August 1813 under Capt. Irving's Regiment of Mounted Men in the War of 1812.

2. Discharged from the Georgia Militia in March 1814.

3. Entered Ga. Militia December 1817 Under Capt. Sessions and Lewis in the Indian War and was discharged at Milledgeville, Georgia in August 1818.

No record of a Partin Tompkins was found in the 1820 Georgia Census. Perhaps he was still in the military at that time and/or was not counted. This is strange as Partin was surely living in the area of Washington County. Georgia.

Partin is listed in the 1828 Tax Digest of Washington County Georgia4. These records suggest that Partin and his family resided in Washington County from before 1805 until 1828.

Partin Tompkins, age 50-60, is listed as head of household in the 1830 Randolph County, Georgia Census.5 On December 23, 1830, after the census, this area became part of Stewart Co., Georgia. These records suggests that Partin and his family moved into Randolph/Stewart Co. Georgia between 1828 and 1830. In 1830, his family consists of 6 male children age 0 to 30 and two female children, one 10-15, one 20-30, and his wife age, 40-50.

Partin Tompkins is found listed with Samuel Tompkins on the June 1831 Petit Jury list for the first Superior Court of Stewart County Georgia6

On 7 October 1835 William Tate sold to Partin Tompkins Lot 148 in the 20th District consisting of 202 1/2 acres. 7

On 10 February 1836 Mathew Wright & John D. Newberry sold land to Partin Tompkins. 8

Partin and his family is next found in the 1840 Census of Stewart County Georgia as having four male children and one female child as well as a wife.

On 2 April 1842 P. Tompkins sold land to E. T. Beall.9This is the last deed we were able to find on Partin which suggest that removed to Alabama about 1842.

Partin and his family next appear in the 1850 Census of Covington County Alabama2 where Partin, age 75 born in South Carolina living with Elizabeth, age 67, also born in South Carolina and Stephen age 41 born in Georgia, Nancy age 39 born in Georgia. Samuel Tompkins, age 75, born in North Carolina is living next door. We know that Samuel Tompkins left Stewart Co. Georgia about 1841 and because Partin is on the tax defaulter list for 1841 we suspect he and his family also left about that time for Covington County Alabama.

There is no listing for Partin in the 1860 Alabama Census so we suspect he may have died by that time.

Children of Partin Tompkins and Elizabeth (--?--)

Citations

  1. [S189] Dorothy Henderson Morgan, Tompkins of Washington Co. Georgia, p. 5.
  2. [S499] 1850 Census Covington AL,.
  3. [S197] Delwyn Associates, Records of Washington County, Georgia,.
  4. [S197] Delwyn Associates, Records of Washington County, Georgia, p 39.
  5. [S856] 1830 Census Randolph GA, p. 244 Household of Partin Tompkins.
  6. [S111] Helen Eliza Terrill ed. Secton I and Sarah Robertson Dixon ed. Section II, History of Stewart County Georgia (Vol. I), p. 303.
  7. [S708] Stewart Co. GA Records, Deed Book E, p. 98-99.
  8. [S708] Stewart Co. GA Records, Deed Book E, p. 274-275.
  9. [S708] Stewart Co. GA Records, Deed Book K, p. 658-659.

Samuel Tompkins1

M, b. circa 1765, d. before 1860
     Samuel was born circa 1765 at Anson, North Carolina, United States.2 He was the son of Samuel Tompkins and Elizabeth Partin. He married Polly (--?--), circa 1792 at Washington, Georgia, United States. Samuel died before 1860 at Covington, Alabama, United States.
     Biography of Samuel Tompkins:
The earliest record of Samuel Tompkins we have found is in 1793 when his name is listed on the muster role3 for the 1st Battn, 2nd Reg. of the Washington County, Georgia Militia under Captain George Spann. In 1805, Samuel Tompkins was eligible for two draws in the 1805 Land Lottery of Washington County, Georgia4. He drew blanks and received no land. Samuel Tompkins, as head of family, is listed in the 1820 Census of Washington County with four males, two age to 10, (unknown and Stephen), one age 10-16, (Benjamin), one age 16-18, (John W.) and one age 19-26 (William P.) and Samuel age 45 up. Five females are also listed, two age to 10, one age 10-16, one age 16-26 and one age 45 up. The 1820 Census indicated that Samuel owned 29 slaves, thus making him likely a very wealthy man. We have not been able to determine the names of any of his daughters. Many early records of Washington County, Georgia have been destroyed by a courthouse fire in 1855 and by General Sherman during the Civil War on his march to the sea. As a result, records made prior to 1865 may not be extant.

Samuel Tompkins, Soldier, of Washington Co, Georgia drew Lot 23, District 12. Section 2 in Muscogee County, Georgia in the 1827 Georgia Land Lottery5. This appears to be the same Samuel discussed here. In 1828, Burrell Tompkins of Washington County, Georgia was listed as agent for Samuel Tompkins in the Washington County Tax Digest6. This would suggest that Samuel and his family left Washington County around 1828 to take up land in southwest Georgia. It also strongly suggests that Burrell and Samuel are brothers, as who else but a close relative would one entrust to act as their agent.

We next find Samuel Tompkins in the 1830 Census of Bibb Co. Georgia listed as a 60-70 year old head of household with one male age 15-20, two females age 10-16, one female age 20-30 and one female age 40-50. There is a John W.Tompkins age 20-30 family and a William P. Tompkins age 20-30 listed as heads of household on the same census page as Samuel. This suggests that these families are related and that William P. and John W. are probable sons of Samuel. It is also possible that the 15-20 year old is Benjamin or Stephen. Also listed in the 1830 Census of Muscogee Co. Georgia is a Harris Tompkins as head of household age 20-30 along with another male age 20-30 and no other members of the household. This may suggest that Harris and the other male (possibly Benjamin or Stephen) were sons of Samuel Tompkins perhaps living on the Muscogee Co. property he had won in 1827.

Samuel and Partin Tompkins are listed on the June 1831 Petit Jury list for the first Superior Court of Stewart County Georgia7 This suggests Samuel and family had moved to Stewart County by June of 1831 and were well established in the community by that time..

In September of 1833, we find the first of a dozen deeds wherein Samuel Tompkins purchased land in Stewart County, Georgia. This first deed was from Elizabeth Miller to Samuel Tompkins for 202 1/2 acres, Lot 229 in the 23rd Dist of Stewart County. 8 This would suggest that Samuel and his family left Bibb County by 1833 to farm the inexpensive land in Stewart County where Partin Tompkins (1775-1860) , who we believe is Samuel's brother, had already established residence in the late 1820's. In 1836, Samuel purchased lots in the north western part of the Town of Lumpkin, suggesting by 1836 he may have moved into a house in Town. These deeds show Samuel owned land in Districts 19, 20 and 23 to the south of the Town of Lumpkin, Georgia

In addition, to the deeds on Samuel Tompkins in Stewart County we found his name as part of a group of citizens authorized to form the Florence Bridge Company to construct a toll bridge across the Chattahoochee River in 1838. The bridge was constructed, but was destroyed in 1846 and never rebuilt.9

In the 1840 Census of Stewart County, Georgia we find Samuel Tompkins listed as head of family, age 70-80, along with 6 others. There is no older female listed. Thus his wife, Polly, likely died. The 1840 Census shows that Samuel had 44 slaves suggesting he continued to prosper.

A search of the land records in Stewart County Georgia suggest that Samuel left Stewart County about 1841 as we were not able to find records of him after that date.

On 1 July 1841 a Samuel Tompkins of Henry County Alabama purchased 79.7 acres of land in the "West half of the South East quarter of Section 6 in Township four of Range twenty seven" of Henry County. The purchase of this land in 1841 that coincides with Samuel Tompkins departure from Stewart CountyGeorgia suggests that Samuel moved some 20 to 30 miles into Henry County Alabama in 1841.

We next find Samuel in 1850 living in Covington Co., Alabama. The Census records list him as living alone, age 75, and farmer born North Carolina. Living next door is Partin Tompkins, age 75 born South Carolina. A study of his possible birth date from earlier census records suggests that Samuel was most likely born about 1765, rather than 1775 as he indicated in the 1850 Census of Covington Co., Georgia. Based on that study we have assigned his year of birth as 1765.

Samuel likely died after the 1850 Census and before the 1860 Census in Covington Co., Alabama, as he does not appear in the 1860 Census.

The children of Samuel Tompkins listed below are our best judgment, based on the evidence we have gathered. Unfortunately, we have not found documentation that would prove they are the children of Samuel. In each case, we discuss our rationale for determining their relationship to Samuel.

Children of Samuel Tompkins and Polly (--?--)

Citations

  1. [S189] Dorothy Henderson Morgan, Tompkins of Washington Co. Georgia, p. 5.
  2. [S499] 1850 Census Covington AL, Fam 125, Dw. 125.
  3. [S197] Delwyn Associates, Records of Washington County, Georgia, p. 99.
  4. [S197] Delwyn Associates, Records of Washington County, Georgia, p. 39.
  5. [S855] Martha Lou Houston, Register of 1827 GA Land Lottery, Original page 216.
  6. [S201] Elizabeth Pritchard Newsom, "Elizabeth P. Newsom Genealogical Note Cards."
  7. [S111] Helen Eliza Terrill ed. Secton I and Sarah Robertson Dixon ed. Section II, History of Stewart County Georgia (Vol. I), p. 303.
  8. [S708] Stewart Co. GA Records, Deed Book D, p. 402.
  9. [S112] Sara Robertson Dixon, History of Stewart Co, GA - Vol. II, p.14.

Rukin Tompkins1

M, b. circa 1783, d. before 1860
     Rukin was born circa 1783 at Georgia, United States.2 He was the son of James Tompkins and Polly (--?--). He married Rachel (--?--), circa 1810 at Washington, Georgia, United States.3 Rukin died before 1860 at Washington, Georgia, United States.
     Biography of Rukin Tompkins:
Rukin Tompkins is found in the records as Rukin, Ruken, Rookin, Ruben or Rubin Tompkins. Rukin resided all of his life in Washington County, Georgia. Dorothy Morgan in her book The Tompkins of Washington County, Georgia states that Rukin is the brother of Burrell Tompkins, however she does not provide any evidence to support that relationship.3 The evidence we have found tends to suggests that he is more likely the son of James Tompkins (1760-1819) and his wife, Polly which is how we show him in this genealogy.

The earliest record we have found on Rukin is his enumeration as head of household in the 1820 Washington County Georgia Census.4 That same census shows Polly Tompkins and two males (sons) living one door away from the Rukin Tompkins household. This close proximity, suggests that Polly may be the mother of Rukin. Evidence suggests that Polly is the widow of James Tompkins who in 1819 left an estate record in Jefferson County Georgia (See biography of James Tompkins (1760-1819)). In addition, we find a female age 70-80 living in the household of Rukin Tompkins in the 1830 Census of Washington County, Georgia who we suspect is his mother, Polly.5

In the 1850 Census of Washington County, Rukin indicates his age as 67 and being born in Georgia.6 This shows he was born about 1783 which appears to this compiler to be a bit too young to be a brother of Burrell Tompkins who was born around 1770. The few records cited above and our interpretation are all that supports our showing Rukin as a son of James Tompkins and his wife, Polly.

Rukin does not appear in the 1860 census of Washington County, thus suggesting that he died before the census was taken. He no doubt is buried in Washington County, but no markers have been found to show where he is buried.

More information on Rukin is contained in Dorothy Morgan's book The Tompkins of Washington County, Georgia.3 Dorothy Morgan reported finding Rukin Tompkins as a registrant for the 1805 Georgia Land Lottery. We were not able confirm that finding. It is also our belief that he was not of age to have been allowed to participate in that lottery, so his not being listed as a registrant in the 1805 lottery is understandable.

Of further interest, is that Rukin appears to have been born in Georgia according to the 1850 Washington County, Georgia Census. Four of his children that lived to be enumerated in the 1880 Census also indicated that he was born in Georgia. Dorothy Morgan indicated that Rukin was born in South Carolina but did not explain her basis for that. We were not able to find any records that suggested a South Carolina birth for Rukin. Rukin Tompkins birth in 1783 in Georgia suggests that these Tompkins were in Georgia as early as 1783 which is several years earlier than the 1789 and 1790 time period when records on these early Tompkins first appear.

Children of Rukin Tompkins and Rachel (--?--)

Citations

  1. [S189] Dorothy Henderson Morgan, Tompkins of Washington Co. Georgia, p. 5.
  2. [S502] 1850 Census Washington GA, Family of Ruben Tompkins, Dw. 205, Fm. 205.
  3. [S189] Dorothy Henderson Morgan, Tompkins of Washington Co. Georgia, p. 66.
  4. [S858] 1820 Census Washington GA, p. 141.
  5. [S857] 1830 Census Washington GA, p. 244.
  6. [S502] 1850 Census Washington GA, p. 21`8, Dw. 205, Fm. 205, Household of Rukin Tomkins.

John Young Tompkins1

M, b. 20 September 1804, d. after 1860
     John was born on 20 September 1804 at Washington, Georgia, United States.2 He was the son of Burrell Tompkins and Rachel (--?--). He married Sarah O'Quinn, circa 1823 at Georgia, United States.3 John died after 1860 at Muscogee, Georgia, United States.

Children of John Young Tompkins and Sarah O'Quinn

Citations

  1. [S189] Dorothy Henderson Morgan, Tompkins of Washington Co. Georgia, p. 15.
  2. [S112] Sara Robertson Dixon, History of Stewart Co, GA - Vol. II, p. 546. From the John Young Tompkins Bible.
  3. [S189] Dorothy Henderson Morgan, Tompkins of Washington Co. Georgia,.

Elizabeth Tompkins1,2

F, b. circa 1826
     Elizabeth was born circa 1826 at Washington, Georgia, United States.3 She was the daughter of Rukin Tompkins and Rachel (--?--). She married Solomon Francis Tanner, son of Joseph Tanner and Mary Ann, on 24 September 1846 at Washington, Georgia, United States.3 Elizabeth Tompkins died at Washington, Georgia, United States. Her body was buried at Tanner Family Cemetery, Washington, Georgia, United States.

Children of Elizabeth Tompkins and Solomon Francis Tanner

Citations

  1. [S112] Sara Robertson Dixon, History of Stewart Co, GA - Vol. II, p. 546 Bible of John Young Tompkins.
  2. [S189] Dorothy Henderson Morgan, Tompkins of Washington Co. Georgia, p. 66.
  3. [S189] Dorothy Henderson Morgan, Tompkins of Washington Co. Georgia, p. 88.

Samuel Tompkins

M, b. 30 September 1808, d. November 1843
     Samuel was born on 30 September 1808 at Washington, Georgia, United States.1 He was the son of Burrell Tompkins and Rachel (--?--). He married Elizabeth Otey Prosser, daughter of William Prosser and (--?--) Otey, circa 1835. Samuel died in November 1843 at Washington, Georgia, United States, at age 35.
     Biography of Samuel Tompkins:
Samuel had no children per the obituary of Elizabeth Oata Tompkins.

Citations

  1. [S189] Dorothy Henderson Morgan, Tompkins of Washington Co. Georgia, p. 20.

James M. Tompkins

M, b. 18 April 1810, d. before 1890
     James was born on 18 April 1810 at Washington, Georgia, United States.1 He was the son of Burrell Tompkins and Rachel (--?--). He married Eliza Ann King, circa 1834 at Georgia, United States. James died before 1890 at Washington, Georgia, United States.

Children of James M. Tompkins and Eliza Ann King

Citations

  1. [S112] Sara Robertson Dixon, History of Stewart Co, GA - Vol. II, p. 546 Bible of John Young Tompkins.

Burrell Tompkins1

M, b. 22 March 1814
     Burrell was born on 22 March 1814 at Washington, Georgia, United States.2 He was the son of Burrell Tompkins and Rachel (--?--). He married Mary Lord, on 22 October 1840 at Washington, Georgia, United States.3

Citations

  1. [S112] Sara Robertson Dixon, History of Stewart Co, GA - Vol. II, p. 546 Bible of John Young Tompkins.
  2. [S189] Dorothy Henderson Morgan, Tompkins of Washington Co. Georgia, p. 11.
  3. [S197] Delwyn Associates, Records of Washington County, Georgia, p. 122.

William Tompkins1

M, b. 28 March 1817
     William was born on 28 March 1817 at Washington, Georgia, United States. He was the son of Burrell Tompkins and Rachel (--?--).

Citations

  1. [S112] Sara Robertson Dixon, History of Stewart Co, GA - Vol. II, p. 546 Bible of John Young Tompkins.

Chrischny Tompkins1

F, b. 30 May 1820
     Chrischny was born on 30 May 1820 at Washington, Georgia, United States. She was the daughter of Burrell Tompkins and Rachel (--?--).

Citations

  1. [S112] Sara Robertson Dixon, History of Stewart Co, GA - Vol. II, p. 546 Bible of John Young Tompkins.

Stephen Tompkins1

M, b. 16 March 1823
     Stephen was born on 16 March 1823 at Washington, Georgia, United States. He was the son of Burrell Tompkins and Rachel (--?--).

Citations

  1. [S112] Sara Robertson Dixon, History of Stewart Co, GA - Vol. II, p. 546 Bible of John Young Tompkins.

William P. Tompkins

M, b. circa 1795, d. circa 1843
     William was born circa 1795 at Washington, Georgia, United States. He was the son of Samuel Tompkins and Polly (--?--). He married Eleanor Crouch, on 2 October 1827 at Bibb, Georgia, United States.1 William died circa 1843 at Stewart, Georgia, United States.
     Biography of William P. Tompkins:
William P. Tompkins, born about 1795 is shown on many records in Stewart County, Georgia begining in 1828 and ending in the 1840's. He and his family is also listed in the 1830 Census of Bibb County, Georgia and the 1840 Census of Stewart Co., Georgia living near Samuel Tompkins. He is clearly a child of Samuel Tompkins according to an Indenture Deed in Stewart Co. Georgia dated 27 November 1839 "between Samuel Tompkins and the children of William P. Tompkins, which is the grandchildren of said Samuel Tompkins. To wit William, Samuel, Harmon & Georgiann" for Lot 243 in the 3rd District of Lee Co. now Stewart Co. Georgia. [Stewart Co. GA DB H, p 67-68.] He died in Stewart Co. Georgia about 1843 based on the following guardianship papers: No. 155 - William Young, Samuel Watson, Harmon Malcom, George Ann Virginia, Stephen Wright and Mary Louise Tompkins, orphans of Wm. P. Tompkins: Guardian, Gustavius DeLannay; Bond, $2,000; Bondsman, Daniel Mathison [Dixson, History of Stewart County Georgia Vol. II, p. 126 - Abstracts of Stewart Co. Bond Book B, Sep 1836-Sep 1856]

     We have not found his widow and younger children in the 1850 census, but his widow and all his children, except Mary Louise - who likely married before 1860, have been found in the 1860 Census living in Covington and Pike County Alabama.

Children of William P. Tompkins and Eleanor Crouch

Citations

  1. [S74] Joseph T. Maddox and Mary Carter Maddox, 40,000 Early Georgia Marriages, Bibb Co. Book A. p. 11.

John W. Tompkins

M, b. circa 1803, d. before 1860
     John was born circa 1803 at Washington, Georgia, United States.1 He was the son of Samuel Tompkins and Polly (--?--). He married Mary (--?--). John died before 1860 at Covington, Alabama, United States.
     Biography of John W. Tompkins:
John W. Tompkins (1803) is the son of Samuel Tompkins (1765). Our basis for this is as follows:

1. A John W. Tompkins is listed on the 1825 and 1828 Tax Lists of Washington Co, Georgia. This is the time that John W. would have come of age to pay taxes and the same time that Samuel was living in Washington Co. Georgia.

2. John W. Tompkins and family is next found in the 1830 census of Bibb Co. Georgia living near the Samuel Tompkins (1765) family and the William P. Tompkins (1800) family clearly suggesting a relationship.

3. A deed recorded on 5 April 1838 indicates that Samuel Tompkins bought at a Sheriff Sale the property of John W. Tompkins. The property was the North one half of lot no. 228 in the 20th Dist of Stewart Co., Georgia. This is the area were Samuel Tompkins moved to in the early 1830's. Who else but a father would buy the property of a son at a Sheriff's sale. Likely, John W. was not able to pay his taxes.


4. John W. Tompkins and family is next found listed in the 1840 Census of Stewart Co. Georgia living near William P. Tompkins and not too far from Samuel Tompkins thus again suggesting a relationship.

5. John Tompkins, with wife Mary and four children are found in the 1850 Census of Covington Co. Georgia living in the next house to Samuel Tompkins. It is this close proximity to Samuel in the mid 1820's, 1830, 1840 and 1850 that strongly suggest he is a son of Samuel.

6. He could also be a son of Partin as Partin and Samuel lived near each other much of their lives. However, it is clear that Partin was not even married when John W. was born so it does not seem likely that he was Partin's son.

Children of John W. Tompkins and Mary (--?--)

Citations

  1. [S499] 1850 Census Covington AL, Household of John Tompkins, Dw. 126, Fm. 126.

Rachel (--?--)

F, b. circa 1793, d. before 1860
     Rachel was born circa 1793 at Georgia, United States.1 She married Rukin Tompkins, son of James Tompkins and Polly (--?--), circa 1810 at Washington, Georgia, United States.2 Rachel died before 1860 at Washington, Georgia, United States.

Children of Rachel (--?--) and Rukin Tompkins

Citations

  1. [S502] 1850 Census Washington GA, Family of Ruben Tompkins, Dw. 205, Fm. 205.
  2. [S189] Dorothy Henderson Morgan, Tompkins of Washington Co. Georgia, p. 66.

Polly Tompkins1

F, b. 23 September 1813, d. 11 April 1894
     Polly was born on 23 September 1813 at Washington, Georgia, United States. She was the daughter of Rukin Tompkins and Rachel (--?--). She married William Doolittle, circa 1834.2 Polly died on 11 April 1894 at Washington, Georgia, United States, at age 80. Her body was buried in April 1894 at Tanner Family Cemetery, Washington, Georgia, United States.

Children of Polly Tompkins and William Doolittle

Citations

  1. [S189] Dorothy Henderson Morgan, Tompkins of Washington Co. Georgia, p. 70.
  2. [S189] Dorothy Henderson Morgan, Tompkins of Washington Co. Georgia,.