Tompkins, George O.


20 Mar. 1780–4 Apr. 1846. Judge. Born in Fluvanna Co., Virginia. Son of Benjamin Tompkins and Elizabeth Goodloe. Moved to Jefferson Co., Kentucky, where he taught school, by 1806. Moved to Franklin, Howard Co., Missouri, and practiced law, 1816. Married Elizabeth Lientz, 9 Sept. 1824, in Boone Co., Missouri. Served as Missouri Supreme Court justice, 1824–1845. Petitioned by JS and others for release from jail, 15 Mar. 1839. Died near Jefferson City, Missouri.