John Tompkins, of Eastchester

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John Tompkins, Jr.

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Concord, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: May 4, 1722 (79)
Eastchester, Westchester County, Province of New York
Immediate Family:

Son of John Tompkins, of Concord & Fairfield and Elizabeth Hayden
Husband of Rebecca Tompkins; Mary Tompkins and Rebecca Wallis
Father of Edmund Tompkins, of Eastchester; Margaret Hartwell; John Tompkins, III; Hannah Hyatt and Ruth Tompkins
Brother of Nathaniel Tompkins, of Eastchester; Ruth Taylor and Margaret Tompkins

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About John Tompkins, of Eastchester

John Tompkins was born August 25, 1642 at Concord, Massachusetts. (Jacobus says he was born September 25.)[1]

He was the son of John and Elizabeth Tompkins who had arrived from England perhaps two years ealier.[2] He moved with his parents to Fairfield, Connecticut.

He married Mary ___.[3]

Their children were

  1. Joseph Tompkins,
  2. John Tompkins,
  3. Edmund Tompkins and
  4. Hannah Tompkins.

He was propounded for freeman of Connecticut, May 1669.[4] He later sold his property in Fairfield and moved with his mother and step-father to Eastchester, in Westchester county, New York. In 1664, however, a group of men from Fairfield, James Eustis, Philip Pickney, John Tompkins, Moses Hoit, Samuel Drake, Andrew Ward, Walter Lancester, Nathaniel Tompkins and Samual Ward, bought land from Thomas Pell in Eastchester and in 1665 drew up a covenant. This settlement was known as the Ten Farms and later as Eastchester. In 1666 they added to the land with a purchase from the Mohegan tribe, who also confirmed their 1654 sale of land to Pell.[5] In 1677 a group of farmers at Eastchester agreed to raise funds to obtain a minister. The next year John Tompkins contributed 8 s. to the project (Nathaniel Tompkins contributed 10 s.)[6]

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Do not confuse with John Tomkins of Salem who married Rebecca Knight. For the Salem families * See RALPH TOMPKINS (TOMKINS) & PHILIP KNIGHT FAMILIES OF SALEM MASSACHUSETTS, for guide the multible generations of these families.


  1. New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Clarence Almon Torrey (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011) Vol. III.
  2. "WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y., MISCELLANEIA", The Record, (New York: The New York Genealogical and Biographica Society) Vol. 51, p. 44. "Liber C, Westchester Co. Land Records at White Plains." 'P. 263: John Tompkins, Senr., of Eastchester and wife Mary, for love and good will, to "my natural son Edmond Tompkins of Eastchester," land in Eastchester, January 9, 1701-2, P. 267: John Tompkins of Eastchester for love and goodwill, to natural daughter Hannah, now the wife of Abraham Hiat, land in Eastchester, April 16, 1702.'
  3. Source: S521 Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County Massachusetts with a History of Worcester Society of Antiquity, by Ellery Bicknell Crane (New York, Chicaco: Lewis Publishing Company, 1907)


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John Tompkins, of Eastchester's Timeline

August 25, 1642
Concord, Massachusetts Bay Colony
August 25, 1642
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
August 25, 1642
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age 27
Westchester County, Province of New York
May 8, 1672
Age 29
Eastchester, Westchester County, Province of New York
July 3, 1674
Age 31
East Chester, NY, USA
Age 38
Age 39
May 4, 1722
Age 79
Eastchester, Westchester County, Province of New York