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Samuel Tompkins (1681 - 1760)

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Samuel Tompkins
Born in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Islandmap
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Husband of — married in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Islandmap
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Died in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Islandmap
Tompkins-72 created 10 Mar 2011 | Last modified | Last edit: 12 Oct 2017
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Samuel Tompkins was born in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island May 24, 1681.[1] He married Sarah Coe there on January 24, 1712. They has twelve children all recorded at Little Compton. He died in May 1760 at Little Compton.[2] His will was proved on June 3, 1760. He left "To son Joseph 40 pounds and he to be executor. to sons Gideon and Micah all my real estate in LC with buildings. to son Benjamin 5 pounds. To son William 50 pounds and the privilege of living in my house as long as he is single. To daughters Elizabeth and Abigail 30 pounds. To four grandchildren, children of my son John, deceased, 5 pounds each at the age of 21 for males and 18 for females..."[3]



'149. Samuel Tompkins and Sarah Coe had Tompkins of Little Compton, RI.
225. Joseph b. 26 Oct 1712 m. Martha Pearce 20 Mar 1741 b. 14 Aug 1717 d/o James Pearce & Martha Wilbor. Left estate over L5,000
226. John b. 14 Sep 1714 m. Bridget Sandford b. 20 Mar 1720
227. Elizabeth b. 8 Dec 1715 m. George Heiter 1758
228. Christopher b. 8 Dec 1715 m. Sarah Lusee 3 Aug 1751. Lived at Bedford, MA
229. Abigail b. 28 Jan 1717
230. Nathaniel b. 19 Nov 1719 d. 20 Jan 1724
231. Gideon b. 19 Nov 1720 drowned in bay at Little Compton 19 Jan 1774
232. Micah b. 20 Jan 1722 c. 15 May 1771 m. Sarah Dring 1755 d. 19 May 1827 age 96. New York records call him Michael.
233. Benjamin C. b. 20 Jan 1722 d. Mar 1774 m. Susannah Dean 1759
234. Augustus b. 19 Mar 1725 d. 16 Feb 1746
235. Priscilla b. 6 Jun 1726 d. 16 Aug 1739
236. William b. 17 Oct 1730 d. Nov 1786.'[4]



'Samuel, b.1681, May 24 Little Compton, R.I. m. 1671, Jan 15 d. 1760, May Sarah Coe b. ? d.1747, Jan 2 of John & Sarah (Pabodie) Coe 1758, Jul 4
Will-proved 1760, Jun 3. Exs. sons Gideon and Micah.
To son Joseph, L40, a cow, and half of apparel. To son Christopher, L40, and half of apparel. To sons Gideon and Micah, all real estate, land, and buildings in Little Compton. To son Gideon, a bed. To son Benjamin, L5. To son William, L50, and privilege to live in the house while single, if the house is not sold. To daughters Elizabeth and Abigail Tompkins, L30, each, all the rest of household goods, privilege of living in the house while single, use of garden, &c, while the house and land are unsold, and yearly to each, ten pounds of flax, six bushels of winter apples and a barrel of cider, while they are single. To four grandchildren, the children of son John, deceased, L5, each, at ages of twenty-one and eighteen. To sons Gideon and Micah, husbandry tools and rest of personal.
Inventory, L1837,10s, viz: wearing apparel L130, books L10, cider mill and press L30, 4 wheels, old gun, warming pan, 5 cows, 4 yearling cattle, 3 yearlings, 5 swine, 4 geese, mare, &c.[5]


  • Little Compton Families: From Records Compiled by Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, (Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Co, Fifth edition, 1997) Vol. II, p. 681.
  • Source S252 Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Compton Families (Little Compton, R.I.: Little Compton Historical Society, 1967).
  • Source: S-21 COMPILED GENEALOGY: THE TOMKINS-TOMPKINS GENEALOGY; Tompkins Robert A. & Clare F.; Los Angeles Ca; 1942; LDS Film #1321290, item 3
  • Source: S-22 Title: COMPILED GENEALOGY: THE GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY OF RHODE ISLAND COMPRISING THREE GENERATIONS OF SETTLERS WHO CAME BEFORE 1690 (WITH MANY FAMILIES CARRIED TO THE FOURTH GENERATION). John Osborne Austin. (Joel Munsell's Sons: Albany, NY) 1887.* Repository R39 New England Historic Genealogical Society (99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, Mass. 02116)
  • Source: S-2133652518 Repository: #R-2146807128 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.


  1. Source: #S252 page 679. Quality or Certainty of Data: 3
  2. Source: #S252 page 679. Quality or Certainty of Data: 3
  3. Little Compton Probate, book 1, p. 275
  4. #S-21 pp. 16-17, 23-24.
  5. Source: S-22 p.205-6.


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