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Manuscript Group 678, Tomkins Family (Morristown, NJ)

Papers, 1795-1868, 0.2 linear feet / 9 folders

Call Number: MG 678


Summary:

Deeds, wills, and other documents of a family from Morris County.  Included is an 1868 petition from the taxpayers of Passaic Township concerning the Passaic Valley and Peapack Railroad Company.

 

Biographical Note:

Uzal Tomkins, the eldest son of Hannah Goble and the Reverend Icahbod Tomkins, was born on October 26, 1747.  He was a carpenter in Morristown, New Jersey, where he also lived.  On January 19, 1769, he married Martha Reeves (ca. 1751-1770), who, after giving birth to a son, Jared (1770-d.infancy), died on August 22 of the same year.  On December 30, 1771, Uzal Tomkins married his second wife, Susanna Benjamin (1748-1817), with whom he had eleven children: Peter (1772-1836), Jacob (1773-1853), Abraham (1775-1777), Robert (1776-1776), Jonathan (1778-1832), Hannah (1780-1860), Sarah (1782-1850, Squier (1783-1847), Martha (1785-1861), Eunice (1787-1873), and Henry (1788-1826).  Susanna Benjamin Tomkins died on January 25, 1817, and on September 16 of that same year, Uzal married his third wife, Elizabeth Osborne (d. 1834).  Uzal Tomkins died on April 12, 1831.

Jacob Tomkins, the son of Susanna and Uzal Tomkins, was born on November 13, 1773.  He resided in Morristown, New Jersey and married Mary Goble (1781-1868) on September 11, 1799.  Mary and Jacob Tomkins had five children together: Mary Cooper (b. 1805), Deborah (1807-1898), John Stiles (1812-1861), Phebe (1814-1897) and Chilion (1819-1871).  Jacob Tomkins died on July 5, 1853.

See Tomkins Family Tree.

Sources:

Tompkins, Robert A. The Tomkins-Tompkins Genealogy, published 1942.

 

Provenance Note:

The source of this collection is unknown at this time.

 

Scope and Content Note:

The collection consists of nine folders of papers used by the Tomkins Family of Morris County, New Jersey.  The documents date from 1795-1868 and are largely made up of land deeds.  In addition, the collection contains a survey map; a release of dower; probate records, which include a copy of the will of Jacob Tomkins; bonds; and a petition signed by the taxpayers of Passaic in support of the Passaic Valley and Peapack Railroad Company.  The documents are sorted by type and then arranged chronologically.

 

Folder List:

Folder

Description

Dates

1

Land deeds

1796-1816

2

Land deeds

1817-1830

3

Land deeds

1831-1846

4

Land deeds

1846-1865

5

Survey map

1795

6

Release of dower

1831

7

Probate records

1831-1858

8

Bonds

1799, 1831

9

Petition for the Passaic Valley and Peapack Railroad Company

1868

 

Tomkins Family Tree:

Ichabod Tomkins (ca.1726-1761) = Hannah Goble (1727-1797)

          |

*Uzal Tomkins (1747-1831)*

Salome Tomkins (b.1749)

Phebe Tomkins (b.1751)

Isaac Tomkins (1753-1806)

Robert Tomkins (1755-1775)

Nathan Tomkins (1757-1823)

Hulda Tomkins (b.1759)

Ichabod Tomkins (1761-1841)

 

 

*Uzal Tomkins (1747-1831)* = 1) Martha Reeves (ca.1751-1770)

          |                                          2) Susanna Benjamin (1748-1817)

          |                                          3) Elizabeth Osborne (d.1834)

          |

Jared Tomkins (1770-infancy)

Peter Tomkins (1772-1836) = Sarah Fairchild (1773-1861)

**Jacob Tomkins (1773-1853)**

Abraham Tomkins (1775-1777)

Robert Tomkins (1776-1776)

Jonathan Tomkins (1778-1832) = Nancy Lindsley (1781-1807)

Hannah Tomkins (1780-1860) = 1) William Goble (d.1823), 2) Enoch Goble

Sarah Tomkins (1782-1850) = James Stephens, Jr. (1783-1847)

Squier Tomkins (1783-1847) = Mary Clark (1785-1834)

Martha Tomkins (1785-1861) = John Lindsley, Jr. (1785-1853)

Eunice Tomkins (1787-1873) = Mahlon Lindsley (1788-1816)

Henry Tomkins (1788-1826)

 

 

**Jacob Tomkins (1773-1853)** = Mary Goble (1781-1868)

          |

Mary Cooper Tomkins (b.1805) = Thomas Eddy Allen (1805-1880)

Deborah Tomkins (1807-1898) = Agur Lindsley Ogden (1805-1872)

John Stiles Tomkins (1812-1861) = Margaret C. Allen (1810-1854)

Phebe Tomkins (1814-1897) = Peter Peterson

Chilion Tomkins (1819-1871)

 

Processed by Stephen Sullivan and Kim Charlton, December 1999 as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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