George Tompkins Genealogy

Record modified: 2017-09-11
This is my ancestor 5 generations back.

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Born: 1818-09-14 Russell Co, Virginia USA
Died: (unknown)
1. 1847-03-11 Ruth Lackey
2. Sarah Mallonee

Children of George Tompkins and Ruth Lackey:
John Tompkins b. 1848-05-27
William Tompkins b. 1849-00-00
Benjamin Tompkins b. 1851-00-00
Frances Elizabeth Tompkins b. 1853-00-00

Children of George Tompkins and Sarah Mallonee:
Mary Ann Tompkins b. 1859-04-25
Sarah Melissa Tompkins b. 1860-10-01
Angeline Josephine Tompkins b. 1862-02-16
Nancy L Tompkins b. 1863-10-21
George Washington Tompkins b. 1867-05-27
Cassandra C Tompkins b. 1869-02-13
*Nellie Margaret Tompkins b. 1873-01-31
Thomas Franklin "David" Tompkins b. 1882-03-15


We found a note (apparently written by Della McCaskey) that says her grandparents were Sarah Mallone and John Tompkins. It says that John was born in 1818 and Sarah was born in 1834 (or maybe 1838; that paragraph is hard to decipher).

married Ruth in Schuyler Co MO
probably married Sarah in Douglas Co MO

--'s database of Civil War Service Records shows:
Private George W Tompkins 10 MO infantry Co A
Private George W Tompkins 27 MO mounted infantry Co E

Could one or both of those be my George?
The 10th infantry was recruited from Schuyler Co, so that George is probably not mine.
The 27th mounted infantry was recruited from MO at large.

BLM General Land Office records

Palmyra MO land office
Schuyler Co MO, serial no MO2440_.472
1849-08-10 George W Tompkins 80 acres
SW 1/4 of NE 1/4
SE 1/4 of NW 1/4
of section 5, Township 66 Range 13 W

Springfield MO land office
Douglas Co MO, serial no MO5420_.416
1853-12-01 George W Tompkins 40 acres
SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of section 11, Township 26 Range 16

Journal of Historical & Genealogical Society of Douglas Co MO, 1986 May

George W Tompkins was an early pioneer and homesteaded in the immediate area of Ava on 1853-09-19.
According to an interview in the Historical Records Survey of Missouri, the first post office in what is
now Douglas Co was known as California Barrens. It was established in 1855 with George Tompkins
as the postmaster.
The postal archives do not associate his name with California Barrens, however, but with Cow Skin.
He was the third postmaster, appointed 1856-04-04.

He was a Judge of the County Court in Douglas Co MO starting in 1860.

1880 census Douglas Co MO p480a, Finley twp
George W Tompkins 62 NC/unk/unk
wife Sarah 44 TN/MD/TN
dau Mary M 21 MO
dau Angeline J 18 MO
dau Nancy L 17 MO
dau Cassander C 11 MO
dau Mary M 7 MO

He is a farmer. He and his wife can read and write.
I'm sure the second Mary is really my Nellie. I wonder why it says George was born in NC.
[Findley twp is on the northern edge of the county, 9 miles east of the western edge.]

1870 census Dallas Co MO p147b, Grant twp, Buffalo post office
G W Thompkson 51 VA
Sarah 34 TN
John 23 MO
Frances E 17 MO
Mary M A 10 MO
Sarah M 9 MO
Angeline J 7 MO
Nancy L 6 MO
George W 3 MO
Cassander 1 MO

He is a farmer. His personal estate is valued at $1185.
[Grant twp contains the town of Louisburg. Its southwest corner is the part that juts out of the west side of the county.]

1860 census Douglas Co MO p851, twp not stated, Falling Spring post office
G W Thompkins 43 VA
Sarah 23 TN
John 12 MO
William 10 MO
Benjamin 9 MO
Elizabeth F 7 MO
Mary M A 1 MO

He is a farmer. His personal estate is valued at $500.
It looks like Sarah was his second wife. The first four children must be from his first marriage.

1850 census Schuyler Co MO p111a, district 91
George Tompkins 30 VA
Rutha 21 IN
John 2 MO
William 10/12 MO

He is a farmer. His real estate is valued at $900. His wife cannot read and write.
Next door is John Tompkins 28 VA, Sarah 26 IL, Nancy 1 MO.

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
[George is 21]

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
[George is 11]

1820 census Russell Co VA p156
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 is 1]

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