Nathaniel Tompkins (1633 - 1684)

‹ Back to Tompkins surname

Is your surname Tompkins?

Research the Tompkins family

Nathaniel Tompkins's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Share

Birthplace: Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
Death: Died in Eastchster, Westchester, New York, United States
Managed by: Karen Louise Arcand
Last Updated:

About Nathaniel Tompkins

Caleb Tompkins (December 22, 1759 - January 1, 1846) was a U.S. Representative from New York, brother of Daniel D. Tompkins.

Born near Scarsdale, New York, Tompkins served as member of the State assembly 1804-1806. He served as judge of the court of common pleas and county court of Westchester County 1807-1811 and 1820-1824.

Tompkins was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1821). He died in Scarsdale, New York, January 1, 1846. He was interred in the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, White Plains, New York.

Referred to as a yeoman in Essex County Probate Files, Docket 27,800 (in the

matter of the will of his father, John); Also referred to as living in Salem.

Name is spelled "Nathaniell Tompkins." This would indicate both a freeman and

a skilled

laborer or tradesman.

He is mentioned as oldest son in will of father, John, dated 30 JUN 1681,

Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.

The Tompkins Genealogy says that he moved from Milford, Conn. to "Ten Farms", Eastchester Co., NY in 1665. A footnote in Early Wills (page 279) states that Nathaniel was living in Fairfield, Conn, in 1649, and settled in Eastchester in 1664.

Nathaniel's will is dated Sep 2, 1684, and was proved Nov 19, 1684. It begins: "In the name of God, Amen. I, Nathaniel Tompkins of Eastchester, make this my last will and testment, being in perfect memory, Blessed by God." In it he names his brother, John and Nathaniel White, and his wife, Elizabeth, executors. He left his wife use of 1/3 of the upland and meadows, and the use of both the houses, and home lot during widowhood. His only son, Nathaniel, was to have the use of the rest of the estate, and he also left $10 to each of this 4 daughters which he then named.

The inventory of his estate and its value lists the following: "home lot and all ye housing" $80; 11 acres of meadow $30; "13 acres of upland already layed out and manured, and about 21 acres of upland undivided" $15; 2 oxen $8; 3 cows $9; "two 3 year olds" $5; one Bay Horse lent to Mr. Gibbs" $6; 20 sheep $8; 10 swine $5; "his waring clothes" $5; "his gun and sword" $1. All figures with $ are English pounds not American dollars. He was christened in 1633. He was born in 1633 at Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut.1 He was the son of John B Tompkins and Margaret Goodman. Nathaniel Tompkins married Elizabeth White between 1664 and 1682. Nathaniel Tompkins left a will on 2 September 1684 at Eastchester, Westchester County, New York, Will proved: 19 Nov 1684, Eastchester, Westchester County, New York.1 He died on 6 September 1684 at Eastchester, Westchester County, New York, USA.

view all 13

Nathaniel Tompkins's Timeline

1633
September 20, 1633
Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
1633
1633
1633
1670
1670
Age 36
New York
1671
1671
Age 37
1672
1672
Age 38
Eastchester, Westchester, New York, United States
1674
1674
Age 40
Little Compton,Newport,Rhode Island,USA
1676
1676
Age 42
White Plains, New York, United States
1678
September 20, 1678
Age 45