John Raymond Parker

M, b. 8 September 1917, d. 1996
     John was born on 8 September 1917 at Laurel, Jones Co., Mississippi.1 He was the son of William Jasper Parker and Lovina Ann Inebinit. He married Sarah (--?--).1 John died in 1996 at Oklahoma.

Citations

  1. [S700] Doyle F. Sumrall, "Parker Family Records."

Clara Mae Rogers

F, b. 1 October 1897, d. 31 August 1974
     Clara was born on 1 October 1897 at Smith Co., Mississippi. She married William Stafford Parker, son of William Jasper Parker and Lovina Ann Inebinit, on 20 October 1921 at Laurel, Jones Co., Mississippi.1 Clara died on 31 August 1974 at Laurel, Jones Co., Mississippi, at age 76.

Citations

  1. [S700] Doyle F. Sumrall, "Parker Family Records."

Amy Bush

F

Citations

  1. [S700] Doyle F. Sumrall, "Parker Family Records."

Mattie (--?--)

F

Citations

  1. [S700] Doyle F. Sumrall, "Parker Family Records."

Lillie Wilmoth

F

Citations

  1. [S700] Doyle F. Sumrall, "Parker Family Records."

(?) Gray

M

Citations

  1. [S700] Doyle F. Sumrall, "Parker Family Records."

Dan Vinnett

M

Citations

  1. [S700] Doyle F. Sumrall, "Parker Family Records."

Robert Maestri

M

Citations

  1. [S700] Doyle F. Sumrall, "Parker Family Records."

Dorothy Jones

F

Citations

  1. [S700] Doyle F. Sumrall, "Parker Family Records."

Sarah (--?--)

F

Citations

  1. [S700] Doyle F. Sumrall, "Parker Family Records."

John Tompkins

M, b. circa 1690, d. after 1751
     John was born circa 1690. He married Mary (--?--), circa 1715.1 John died after 1751 at Anson Co., North Carolina.
     Biography of John Tompkins:

The South Carolina Record

The earliest] records we have found concerning Tompkins in the area of Craven County South Carolina are as follows:

On 12 Feb. 1738 William Denkins marries Sarah Tompkins in Prince Frederick Parish, Craven County, South Carolina.2 Prince Frederick Parish was formed in 1734 from Prince George's Parish and covered the upper and western area of Craven County between the Pee Dee and the Santee Rivers.

On 2 May 1741 Gabriel Johnston, North Carolina Royal Governor for the Crown granted Thomas Tompkins 400 acres in Bladen County, North Carolina on the S, W. side of the Pee Dee River, joining William Dinkins and the said river.3

On 22 May 1741 Gabriel Johnston, Royal Governor for the Crown granted William Dinkins 640 acres in Bladen County, North Carolina on the S. W. side of Pee Dee river joining Thomas Tomkins and the river.4 This William Denkins is likely the same William Denkins who married Sarah Tompkins 12 Feb 1738 in St. Frederick Parish of South Carolina.5

On 19 April 1744 John Cromby marries Mary Tompkins in Prince Frederick Parish. Craven County, South Carolina.. 6

John Tompkins witnessed the following deed on 8 Aug. 1747: Thomas Tomkins, planter and Mary 'his wife Spinster' of Bladen Co. deeds to Matthew Creed of Craven Co. SC, carpenter, for L 100 of SC money, 200 a., half of a 400 a. grant to sd. Tomkins 2 May 1741, on Pee Dee adj. William Denkins land ... /s/ Thomas Tomkins, Mary (X) Tomkins. Wit: Francis Awbrey, John Loyd, William Denkins. (Plat included in deed).7

On 25 Mar. 1749, Thomas Tomkins of "Hanson" Co., planter, for L 300 money of SC deeds to William Forbes of same, planter, 200 a. on S. side of Pee Dee between William Dinkins and John Williams ... granted to Tomkins 22 Mar. 1741. /s/ Thomas Tomkins. Mary (X) Tomkins. Wit: Patrick Sheals, Frances (f) Chappel.8

In 1750 William Denkins of Anson, planter, deeds to John Tomkins of same, planter, 240 a. of land on SW side of Pee Dee, part of a 640 a. grant to said Denkins 22 May 1741. Wit: Thomas Tomkins, John Jenkins, James (X) Babore.9 This is the only record we have found indicating John Tompkins as a land owner.

John Tompkins and his son, Thomas witnessed the following deed on 21 August 1750: Samuel Goodman of Bertie Co. NC deeds to John Jenkins of Anson Co, for L32 Va. money... 200 A on W side Pee Dee, adj. John Hornbacks...Samuel Goodman (Seal), Wit: John Tomkins, Thomas Tomkins. 10

John Tompkina winessed the following deed on 13 March 1751: John Westfield of Craven Co. , S. C. Blacksmith, deeds to John Kimbrough of Anson Co., for L500 money of S., C., 640 A on W side Great Pee Dee... below Long Island... adj. lower corner of John King... patent dated 22 May 1741...John Westfield (Seal), Sarah Westfield (Seal), Wit: William Bedingfield, John Tomkins, John Jones (X). 11

This was the last mention of John Tomkins that we have found suggesting that he died sometime after March, 1751.

On 7 January 1780, Stephen Tomkins and his mother Mary of Anson Co. Prov. of NC deeds to William Peagues of Craven Co. SC, for L24000 SC money ... 240 a. on SW side of Peedee River, part of 640 a. granted to William Denkins by Gov. Johnson, adi. John Wright ... /s/ Stephen Tomkins, Mary (X) Tomkins. Wit: Claudius Peagues Jr., B. Hicks. Proved 2 Feb. 1784.12

Note: Bladen County, North Carolina (which was formed in 1734) and Anson County (which was formed from Bladen in 1750) bordered Craven County, South Carolina. Before 1772, all the land described in the deeds and patents listed above were believed to be in Bladen/Anson County, North Carolina. In 1735, North and South Carolina had agreed that their border would be the 35th parallel. However, a survey error in 1737 placed the 35th parallel at the point where it crosses the Pee Dee River about 12 miles south of where the 35 parallel actually was. This error was discovered in a 1767 resurvey and finally corrected in 1772 when the border was officially moved about 12 miles north. Thus by 1772 all this land was in South Carolina rather than North Carolina and the Tompkins and Dinkins families living on this land became residents of South Carolina.

The Family of John Tompkins

The above deeds and marriage records suggest the following:

We believe the progenitor of the Tompkins in Craven County, South Carolina is John Tompkins of this biography. Our rationale for this is based primarily on the above 1750 and 1780 deeds for 280 acres. Stephen Tompkins and his mother Mary are the son and widow of Thomas Tompkins who had died in 1777. (see biography of Thomas Tompkins) In order for the son and widow of Thomas Tompkins to sell the 280 acres of land in 1780 that John Tompkins had bought from William Dinkins in 1750, Thomas must have inherited it from John Tompkins clearly suggesting that Thomas was a son of John Tompkins. If Thomas had acquired that land by deed, that deed would have been recorded or mentioned in the 1780 deed. Instead, it had to be common knowledge that Thomas was a son of John and thus the rightful owner of that land so there was not need to prove Thomas was the rightful owner. In addition, John Tompkins signed first and Thomas Tompkins signed second when they witnessed the 21 August 1750 deed between Wesfield and Kimbrough which further supports a father son relationship.

The two marriages of Sarah Tompkins to William Dinkins and Mary Tompkins to John Cromby suggest that Sarah and Mary are the daughters of John Tompkins. Clearly William Dinkins recieved a grant in Anson County at the same time as Thomas Tompkins with suggests that Sarah Tompkins is Thomas's sister. Also Prince Frederick Parish in Winyaw where Sarah and Mary Tompkins married covered tlhe western area of Craven County clearly suggesting that Sarah and Mary's parents lived in Western Cravern County at that time as where else but the home parish of the bride would the marriages take place.

We estimate that John Tompkins was born about 1690 and died after 1751 in Anson Co. North Carolina, now Chesterfield Co. South Carolina.

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

Citations

  1. [S515] Louise Tompkins Wynn and Charles Arthur Wynn Jr., Tompkins & Keas,.
  2. [S914] National Society of The Colonial Dames of America, Prince Frederick Parish SC Register Book, p. 51.
  3. [S870] Margaret M. Hofman, Hofman, Colony of NC Abstract of Land Patents, p. 229. Item 3302 as recorded on page 323 of Patent Book 5.
  4. [S870] Margaret M. Hofman, Hofman, Colony of NC Abstract of Land Patents, p. 229. Item 3301 as recorded on page 323 of Patent Book 5.
  5. [S914] National Society of The Colonial Dames of America, Prince Frederick Parish SC Register Book, p, 51.
  6. [S914] National Society of The Colonial Dames of America, Prince Frederick Parish SC Register Book, p. 54.
  7. [S910] Brent H. Holcomb, Ansoin County Deeds and Will Abstracts, p. 7, DB A, pp. 93 94.
  8. [S910] Brent H. Holcomb, Ansoin County Deeds and Will Abstracts, p. 1, DB A, p.1.
  9. [S911] Ansoin County NC Deeds, DB B, p. 165-166.
  10. [S910] Brent H. Holcomb, Ansoin County Deeds and Will Abstracts, p. 8, DB 1, p. 120--121.
  11. [S910] Brent H. Holcomb, Ansoin County Deeds and Will Abstracts, p. 21, DB, pp. 162-3.
  12. [S915] Charleston Deeds, Vol. 1 5, pp. 207 212.

Mary (--?--)

F, b. circa 1700, d. after 1784
     Mary was born circa 1700. She married John Tompkins, circa 1715.1 Mary died after 1784 at Anson Co., North Carolina.

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

Citations

  1. [S515] Louise Tompkins Wynn and Charles Arthur Wynn Jr., Tompkins & Keas,.

Thomas Tompkins

M, b. circa 1715, d. 1777
     Thomas was born circa 1715. He was the son of John Tompkins and Mary (--?--). He married Mary (--?--).1 Thomas Tompkins died in 1777 at Anson Co., North Carolina.
     Biography of Thomas Tompkins:
The earliest record we have found on Thomas Tompkins is a 2 May 1741 patent where Gabriel Johnston, North Carolina Royal Governor for the Crown granted Thomas Tompkins 400 acres in Bladen County, North Carolina on the S, W. side of the Pee Dee River, joining William Dinkins and the said river.2

On 8 Aug. 1747 Thomas Tomkins, planter and Mary 'his wife Spinster' of Bladen Co. deeds to Matthew Creed of Craven Co. SC, carpenter, for L 100 of SC money, 200 a., half of a 400 a. grant to sd. Tomkins 2 May 1741, on Pee Dee adj. William Denkins land ... /s/ Thomas Tomkins, Mary (X) Tomkins. Wit: Francis Awbrey, John Loyd, William Denkins. (Plat included in deed).3 This deed establishes Mary as the wife of Thomas.

On 25 Mar. 1749, Thomas Tomkins of "Hanson" Co., planter, for L 300 money of SC deeds to William Forbes of same, planter, 200 a. on S. side of Pee Dee between William Dinkins and John Williams ... granted to Tomkins 22 Mar. 1741. /s/ Thomas Tomkins. Mary (X) Tomkins. Wit: Patrick Sheals, Frances (f) Chappel.4

Thomas Tompkins witnessed the following deed on 21 Aug 1750; Samuel Goodman of Bertie Co. NC deeds to John Jenkins of Anson Co, for L32 Va. money... 200 A on W side Pee Dee, adj. John Hornbacks...Samuel Goodman (Seal), Wit: John Tomkins, Thomas Tomkins. 5

The above properties are all located on the west side of the Pee Dee river where Thompson's Creek joins the Pee Dee about 2 miles below present day Cheraw, South Carolina. All these deeds were recorded in North Carolina because at the time of there recording these properties were believed to have been in North Carolina. In 1735, North and South Carolina had agreed that their border would be the 35th parallel. However, a survey error in 1737 placed the 35th parallel at the point where it crosses the Pee Dee River about 12 miles south of where the 35 parallel actually was. This error was discovered in a 1767 resurvey and finally corrected in 1772 when the border was officially moved about 12 miles north, placing these properties land in South Carolina.


The next deeds we find concerning Thomas Tompkins are all located in what was then and is now Anson County, North Carolina. They are all in an area on the west side of the Pee Dee River about 2 to 4 miles north of the 1772 corrected 35th parallel border with South Carolina. Today there are two Mill Creeks in this same area in Anson Co. The main Mill Creek joins the Pee Dee river about 2 miles above the border and the minor Mill Creek first joins Jones Creek before flowing into the Pee Dee about 4 miles above the border with South Carolina. We suspect by have not verified that the references to "old" Mill Creek in the following deeds refer to the minor Mill Creek described above.

The following deeds suggest that by 1752, Thomas removed from the area around Thompson's Creek, north about 12 miles into the area around Mill Creek.

On 20 Dec. 1752.. Elizabeth Kemp of Anson Co., widow of Wm. Kemp, deeds to Thomas Tomkins of same, planter, 100 a. on S. side of Great Pee Dee, part of a 400 a. tract laid out to Wm. Kemp Senr ... /s/ Elizabeth (E) Kemp. 6

On 5 Jan. 1756, Thomas Tompkins witnesses the following Anson Co. Deed. Thomas Kemp, now or lately of Anson Co. to John Persons (Parsons?] of same, carptr ... 150 a, on W. side great Pee Dee ... on both sides of Mill Creek...adj. Thomas Tomkins.7

On 13 Aug 1757 Thomas is mentioned in an Anson Co Deed; Thos. Tompkins... adj. lands of William Little on s. side great Pee Dee. 8 Little Creek which is one mile north of Jones Creek and may have been named after William Little.

On 13 Jan. 1764. Thomas Tompkins of Anson deeds to John Flowers, 100 a., where Sam'l Tompkins lived on old Mill Creek.9

In 1763, Thomas Tomkins is listed as having 4 polls on the Anson County, North Carolina Tax list.10 In 1763 all white males 16 year of age or older where required to pay an annual poll tax. This record shows that Thomas had 3 sons, who where over the age of 16 in 1763.

On 10 Aug 1764 Thomas Dickson of Anson Co. deeds to Thomas Tompkins of same, for L10 proc. money...10a on SW side of Pee Dee adj. Tomkins old line. 11

8 Mar. 1769, St. David's Parish, SC. Thomas Tomkins voted in Parish.12.

On 4 May 1769, Thomas Tomkins was granted 100 a. in Anson SW of Pee Dee on Mill Creek, joining (a point) between two Cuts on the upper bank of the sd. Creek about 200 yards below Tomkins Mill Dam13 This deed suggest that Thomas operated a mill.

On 11 Dec. 1770.. John Parsons was granted 300 a. and 400 a. in Anson on Mill Creek SW of Pee Dee, joining Thomas Tomkins and the side of sd, creek.14

On 20 May 1772, a Memorial was recorded in Cheraw Dist. South Carolina showing that Thomas Tompkins was granted.400 a. on P D. River on 22 May 1741 by Gov. Johnston (of NC) resurvey in this province. 15 The memorial was recorded in South Carolina after the resurvey of the NC/SC line as this land now was in the South Carolina.

On 11 Mar. 1775, Thomas Tomkins, was granted 300 a. in Anson on SW side of Pee Dee, joining John Wright and Reaneys line. 16

On 11 Mar. 1775, Stephen Tomkins, was granted 450 a. in Anson Co. on old Mill Creek, joining Tomkins line, John Parsons and a branch.16

This grant certainly established Stephen's birth date at no later than 1754. It was probably between 1743 and 1747 as indicated by the tax list mentioned above.

On 7 Oct 1776 Thomas Tompkins, planter, of Anson Co .deeds to Stephen Jackson, blacksmith, of same, L128 Proc. Money, on SW side of Pee Dee River on the Mill Creek, 100 a.... about 200 yards below his Mill Dam... /s/ Thos. Tomkins, Wit: Rd. Farr, Michael (M) Thomson. Rec. Apt 1777. [Anson Co. SC Deed Book DB K, p 461]

On 16 Dec. 1776, Elisha Parker deed to Thomas Tomkins for L250, 130 a land on NE side of Great Pee Dee River, adj. John Hicks upper corner, crossing Marks Creek to John Bones, up said creek on Persimmon Branch thence to Elisha Parker, Jr. part of a grant to Samuel Goodman, 17 June 1745. /s/ Elisha (P) Parker. Wit: William (X) Johnson, Elisha Harrison Parker, proved 24 Dec. 1776.31.17 This property is located on the eastern side of the Pee Dee river ,where Mark's Creek flows into the Pee Dee River about 1 mile south of the NC/SC boarder. This appears to be the last property that Thomas was to purchase suggesting he died some time after December 1776.

On 10 Apr. 1777, Stephen Tomkins & Thomas Tomkins of Anson Co., NC deed to William Pegues of Craven Co., SC for L 670 SC money ... 130 a. on NE side Pee Dee adj. John Hicks, Marks Green, John Bones, Elisha Parker, Jr., part of 300 a. granted to Samuel Goodman, 17 June 1745. /s/ Stephen Tomkins, Thomas Tomkins. Wit: Carney Wright, Frans. Tomkins. Proved 25 May 1777.. Rec: 4 Oct. 1777.18 This is land that Thomas Tompkins acquired in Dec 1776. and Stephen and Thomas Tompkins of this deed are his sons who probably inherited the land and were now selling it. These two deeds suggest that Thomas died between December, 1776 and April 1777. We place his death at 1777.

On 9 July 1777 and Inventory of the estate of Thomas Tomkins was filed in Anson County, North Carolina.19 The Account of sale of the estate shows buyers of the estate were: Mary Tompkins, Francis Tompkins, John Parsons, Stephen Parker, John Henson, Richard Farr, Sarah Tompkins, Charles Henson, John Wright, Morgan Brown, Nathaniel Curtis, and Elisha Parker. 20 Mary Tompkins purchased 14 slaves, 50 head of cattle, 3 horses, 22 head of sheep and most of the household furnishings which represented about 90% of the estates items .

Family of Thomas Tompkins.

Based on the above record we conclude that Thomas Tompkins had at least three sons born before 1747. We estimate he married about 1740, based on the three sons born before 1747 and obtaining land in 1741 on which to start his family. Assuming he married in his mid twenties, this would estimate his date of birth as about 1715.

We have identified Samuel, Thomas, Stephen, Francis and possibly William as being his children and until we develop a better basis we estimate Samuel as being born 1742, Thomas as born 1744, Stephen as born 1746 , Francis born 1750 and William born 1752. All were born in Anson County, North Carolina on Thompson's Creek, although that area became South Carolina in 1772. We have found no records of any female children.

Children of Thomas Tompkins and Mary (--?--)

Citations

  1. [S515] Louise Tompkins Wynn and Charles Arthur Wynn Jr., Tompkins & Keas,.
  2. [S870] Margaret M. Hofman, Hofman, Colony of NC Abstract of Land Patents, p. 229. Item 3302 as recorded on page 323 of Patent Book 5.
  3. [S910] Brent H. Holcomb, Ansoin County Deeds and Will Abstracts, p. 7, DB A, pp. 93 94.
  4. [S910] Brent H. Holcomb, Ansoin County Deeds and Will Abstracts, p. 1, DB A, p.1.
  5. [S910] Brent H. Holcomb, Ansoin County Deeds and Will Abstracts, p. 8, DB 1, p. 120--121.
  6. [S910] Brent H. Holcomb, Ansoin County Deeds and Will Abstracts, p. 27, DB B, pp. 289-293.
  7. [S910] Brent H. Holcomb, Ansoin County Deeds and Will Abstracts, p. 10, DB 1, p. 143.
  8. [S910] Brent H. Holcomb, Ansoin County Deeds and Will Abstracts, p. 54 DB B, p.376.
  9. [S910] Brent H. Holcomb, Ansoin County Deeds and Will Abstracts, p.107, DB 3, p. 146.
  10. [S910] Brent H. Holcomb, Ansoin County Deeds and Will Abstracts, p. 123. 1763 Tax List Anson Co. N.C.
  11. [S910] Brent H. Holcomb, Ansoin County Deeds and Will Abstracts, p. 115, DB 3 p. 278.
  12. [S916] Brent H. Holcomb, Holcomb, St. David Parish, SC Vestry Minutes, p. 6.
  13. [S870] Margaret M. Hofman, Hofman, Colony of NC Abstract of Land Patents, p. 121.
  14. [S870] Margaret M. Hofman, Hofman, Colony of NC Abstract of Land Patents, p. 203.
  15. [S348] "SC Colonial Land Memorials". Vol. 11, p. 230.
  16. [S870] Margaret M. Hofman, Hofman, Colony of NC Abstract of Land Patents, p. 604.
  17. [S915] Charleston Deeds, Vol. W-4, pp. 149-151.
  18. [S915] Charleston Deeds, Vol. T 4, pp. 250 253.
  19. [S918] Brent H. Holcomb, Holcomb, Anson Co. NC, Deed and Will Abstracts, p. 132.
  20. [S913] Anson Co. NC Will Book 1751-1795, pp. 264-266 An Account of the Sale of the Estate of Thomas Tompkins, Deceased.

Sarah Tompkins

F, b. circa 1718
     Sarah was born circa 1718. She was the daughter of John Tompkins and Mary (--?--). Sarah Tompkins married William Dinkins on 12 February 1738 at Parish Prince Frederick Winyaw, Craven Co., South Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S914] National Society of The Colonial Dames of America, Prince Frederick Parish SC Register Book, p. 51.

Mary Tompkins

F, b. circa 1725
     Mary was born circa 1725. She was the daughter of John Tompkins and Mary (--?--). Mary Tompkins married John Cromby on 19 April 1744 at Parish Prince Frederick Winyaw, Craven Co., South Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S914] National Society of The Colonial Dames of America, Prince Frederick Parish SC Register Book, p. 54.

Mary (--?--)

F, b. circa 1725
     Mary was born circa 1725. She married Thomas Tompkins, son of John Tompkins and Mary (--?--).1

Children of Mary (--?--) and Thomas Tompkins

Citations

  1. [S515] Louise Tompkins Wynn and Charles Arthur Wynn Jr., Tompkins & Keas,.

Thomas Tompkins

M, b. circa 1744
     Thomas was born circa 1744 at Anson Co., North Carolina. He was the son of Thomas Tompkins and Mary (--?--).

Stephen Tompkins

M, b. circa 1746
     Stephen was born circa 1746 at Anson Co., North Carolina. He was the son of Thomas Tompkins and Mary (--?--).

Francis Tompkins

M, b. circa 1750
     Francis was born circa 1750 at Anson Co., North Carolina. He was the son of Thomas Tompkins and Mary (--?--).

James Tompkins

M, b. before 1774, d. circa 1819
     James was born before 1774 at Anson Co., North Carolina.1 He was the son of Samuel Tompkins and Elizabeth Partin. He married Polly (--?--), circa 1780. James died circa 1819 at Washington Co., Georgia.

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

Citations

  1. [S515] Louise Tompkins Wynn and Charles Arthur Wynn Jr., Tompkins & Keas,.

Mary Louise Tompkins

F, b. circa 1842
     Mary was born circa 1842 at Stewart Co., Georgia.1 She was the daughter of William P. Tompkins and Eleanor Crouch.

Citations

  1. [S112] Sara Robertson Dixon, History of Stewart Co, GA - Vol. II, p. 126. Abstracts - Stewart Co. Bond Book B, Sep 1836-Sep 1856, 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.

Amanda Tompkins

F, b. circa 1862
     Amanda was born circa 1862 at Covington Co., Alabama.1 She was the daughter of Samuel Watson Tompkins and Sarah J. Turner.

Citations

  1. [S542] 1880 Census Pike AL, ED 148, p. 124B, Dw. 51, Fm. 52, Family of S. W. Thompkins, 23 June 1880.

Henrietta Tompkins

F, b. circa 1864
     Henrietta was born circa 1864 at Covington Co., Alabama.1 She was the daughter of Samuel Watson Tompkins and Sarah J. Turner.

Citations

  1. [S542] 1880 Census Pike AL, ED 148, p. 124B, Dw. 51, Fm. 52, Family of S. W. Thompkins, 23 June 1880.

Callie A. Tompkins

F, b. circa 1866
     Callie was born circa 1866 at Covington Co., Alabama.1 She was the daughter of Samuel Watson Tompkins and Sarah J. Turner.

Citations

  1. [S542] 1880 Census Pike AL, ED 148, p. 124B, Dw. 51, Fm. 52, Family of S. W. Thompkins, 23 June 1880.