My 5x great grandparents met in New Brunswick, Canada. Jacob was born in Westchester, New York and is from the Hudson Valley Tompkins lineage. Jacob’s father is thought to be Jonathan Griffin Tompkins and Magdalena Lewis. They were loyal to the King of England and moved to Canada after the Revolutionary War due to the gift of land in return for their loyalty.
There is much written on this family and I will explore it at a later time. Here is a good reference for the Tompkins family until then: Tompkins Wiki. You can also find good information on my distant Australian cousin Allan Tompkin’s page here: http://allan.tompkins.com.au/jacob.htm
Jacob moved to Canada where he met and married Mary Place. They married in 1785, both were born abt 1759. They are buried in Northampton Kirk Cemetery in Carleton, New Brunswick.
My ancestor is their last son, Aaron.
Jacob would marry a second time and have a total of 12 children; 10 with Mary and 2 with his second wife; Nancy.