William Tomkins, farmer, P.O.
Osterdock, son of Samuel and Phoebe (Wiltse) Tomkins,
natives of Canada. They came to Iowa about 1857. Phoebe
died in Wisconsin. William was born in Canada, on Feb.
27, 1846. He was educated in Iowa, and enlisted in
Company F. under Captain Hankins, and served three
months, and was then honorably discharged. In 1875 he
married Sara, daugher of Thomas and Mary (Blackburn)
Harbaugh, natives of Pennsylvania. They came to Iowa in
1855. Thomas died in 1862. By the above union there is
one child-- Mona, born April 16, 1876. Mr. Tomkins votes
the Republican ticket.
source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 926
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