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John Tompkins
Born November 22, 1801
JOHN TOMPKINS, farmer, Wyoming Twp., Sec. 5; P.O. Onslow; born November 22, 1801, in Coxsackie, N.Y.; he came to Jones Co. in 1847; he owns 160 acres of land. Married Catharine Ousterhoadt in 1829; she was born in New York; they had twelve children, seven living—Thankful, Harvey K., Mary J., Sarah C., Orrin, Sherman W. and Lizzie; their son, Amos S., died of a disease contracted in the army.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 606.


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