Benjamin Tompkins Genealogy

Record modified: 2017-02-22
This is my direct ancestor 6 generations back.

 / James Tompkins|
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Benjamin Tompkins |
|  / Joseph Jackson
 \ Elizabeth Jackson |
 \ Annie Rogers

Born: 1779-12-04 Wilkes Co, North Carolina USA
Died: 1857-00-00 Schuyler Co, Missouri USA
1. 1799-01-11 Elizabeth Hampton

Children of Benjamin Tompkins and Elizabeth Hampton:
Elizabeth Tompkins
Eli G Tompkins b. 1803-07-04
James Tompkins b. 1806-00-00
Rebecca Tompkins b. 1809-04-21
Matilda Tompkins b. 1810-05-18
Margaret Tompkins b. 1812-01-27
Benjamin Joseph Tompkins b. 1817-02-11
*George Washington Tompkins b. 1818-09-14
John Baptist Tompkins b. 1820-10-31
Nancy Tompkins b. about 1822-00-00
Eunice H H Tompkins b. 1825-00-00
Frances Dickenson Tompkins b. 1826-01-31


married in Wilkes Co NC

Some RootsWeb entries give him a middle or first name of John, but I've only seen him as Benjamin.

BLM General Land Office records

Quincy IL land office
Warren Co IL, serial no IL4050_.321
1840-11-03 Benjamin Tompkins 80 acres
S 1/2 of SE 1/4 of section 29, Township 10 N Range 3 W of the 4th principal meridian

Palmyra MO land office
Schuyler Co MO, serial MO2440_.271
1849-08-10 Benjamin Tompkins 120 acres
SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of section 8
NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of section 4
SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of section 4
in Township 66 Range 13 W

Schuyler Co MO, serial MO2470_.252
1851-12-01 Benjamin Tompkins 80 acres
S 1/2 of SE 1/4 of section 33, Township 67 Range 13 W

Schuyler Co MO, serial MO2510_.131
1853-10-15 Benjamin Tompkins 38.24 acres
E 1/2 of lot numbered 2 of NE 1/4 of section 5, Township 66 Range 13 W

Schuyler Co MO, serial MO2550_.013
1856-03-10 Benjamin Tompkins 120 acres
SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of section 32
S 1/2 of SW 1/4 of section 33
in Township 67 Range 13 W

Schuyler Co MO Will Book 1 p184/5

I Benjamin Tompkins of the County of Schuyler
and State of Missouri do hereby make my last will and
testament in manner and form following that is to say

first I leave to my Wife Elizabeth my home place to wit
The N W quarter of Section four (4) in Township
Sixty Six (66) and Range Thirteen (13) West lying
and being in the county of Schuyler and State of
Missouri. Also one horse one cow and one hundred
dollars in money besides what she may have on
hand and what grain may be on the place and
what hogs she may choose to keep &c together
with all the house hold and kitchen furnitures.

Second I leave to all my children twenty five dollars each to wit
to the children of Nancy Whitlow also Elizabeth Whitlow deceased
also Eunice H H Cox deceased to be equally divided among
them and I will that they get nothing more. To the children
of James Thompkins dec to wit William and Benjamin two
Dollars apiece also Elizabeth the first child of the second
wife two dollars also Louiza and George three dollars a-
piece also Nancy and Martha four Dollars apiece also James
W P Tompkins five dollars. My living children to wit Eli
Tompkins Rebecca Sturgeon Matilda Sisney Margaret Hayse Benjamin
J and George W and John B Thompkins also Fanny D Nealy whom
I will twenty-five dollars each and after my death and the death
of Elizabeth my wife the balance to be equally divided
among the last mentioned heirs also the following perishable
property to be sold to wit One horse some cattle hogs farming
utensils one buggy and harness &c also I have my wish and
request my executors to sell all my lands at the most favorable
time and terms and I hereby appoint Edward Butt my
executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking
all former wills and testaments heretofore made by me
and in witness hereof I have set my hand and seal
this Thirty-first day of July 1855.

Signed sealed and delivered
in the presence of us his last will
and testament
John Jones
James H Williams
Robert S Neely

[proved 1857-05-05]

1850 census Schuyler Co MO p94b, district 91
Benjamin Tompkins 70 NC
Elizabeth 68 NC
Louisa 16 IL
George W 12 IL
James K Polk 3 IL

He is a farmer. His real estate is valued at $300. He can read and write, but his wife cannot.
The children are from son James, who died in 1849 within a few days of his wife.

1840 census Warren Co IL p189, Ward 3
Benjamin Tompkins 1 M 15-20, 1 M 20-30, 1 M 60-70, 1 F 10-15, 1 F 15-20, 1 F 50-60
[John 19, George 22, Benjamin 60, Frances 14, (Eunice 15 or Elizabeth 18), Elizabeth 58]

1830 census Logan Co KY p42, Russellville twp
Benjamin Tompkins 1 M 5-10, 2 M 10-15, 1 M 15-20, 1 M 50-60, 1 F <5, 1 F 5-10, 1 F 15-20, 1 F 40-50
[John 9, George 12, Benjamin 13, x, Benjamin 51, Frances 4, (Eunice 5 or Elizabeth 8), Margaret 18, Elizabeth 48]

Apparently one of his daughters died young.
Who is the extra male? He was not with the family in 1820. It is probably his son James with the age mis-marked.

1820 census Russell Co VA p156, Lebanon twp
Benjamin Tompkins 2 M <10, 1 M 10-16, 1 M 16-18, 1 M 16-26, 1 M 26-45, 3 F <10, 1 F 26-45
[George 1, Benjamin 3, James 14, Eli 17, (Eli), Benjamin 41, Margaret c8, Matilda 10, Rebecca 11?, Elizabeth 38]

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