Dates: n.d.

Collection Number:  MS 48

Extent: 2 folders

Biographical/Historical Information: The Tompkins family of southern Albemarle County, Virginia. Dr. Samuel Waddy Tompkins (1793-1849) married Sarah Gilmer (1805-1841) in 1824. They are thought to be buried at the Mt. Ayre Cemetery.

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According to Woods’ History of Albemarle County: Giles Tompkins died in 1795, leaving at least three children, William, Elizabeth and Sarah. William lived in the same neighborhood on an estate called Whitehall. He died in 1824. His wife’s name was Elizabeth, and his children were John, William, Elizabeth, the wife of Peter White, Catharine, the wife of James Minor, Samuel W, Ann, the wife of Thomas Staples, Edmund, Robert and James. Samuel was a physician, and practiced in the vicinity of Earlysville, and afterwards near Scottsville. He married Sarah, daughter of George Gilmer, and his children were Elizabeth, the wife of J Schuyler Moon, Jane, George, Junius, Samuel, Martha, Charles, Lucy and Catharine. James married Sarah , daughter of Dabney Minor, and his children were William D, James E, and Eliza, the wife of John L Coleman. William D and James E were for many years well known commission merchants in Richmond. James E married Frances, daughter of John H. Coleman (331-32).

Folder 1: Family genealogical chart of the descendants of Samuel Waddy Tompkins and Sarah Gilmer Tompkins. 9 leaves.

Folder 2: Genealogical charts showing the descendants of Giles Tompkins (ca. 1715-1795) and Valentine Chiles Tompkins (ca. 1718-1789). 6p.