Hi Alice, I hadn't seen these posts, thanks for tipping me off. My Tomkies line goes back to Joseph Tomkies b. 1770 probably in VA. His kids were born in VA. Family lore connects him to Dr. Charles Tomkies but doesn't say how, but my guess is Joseph was the grandson of Dr. Charles. Maybe I can find the connection from info in Dr. Charles' will. I'd apreciate it if you send me the raw info you have. I will email you my email address.
The only info I have about Dr. Charles, his wife, and his kids is what I've read on the web. I've never seen info about his parents. He may have been the immigrant, but I've never seen that stated.
Also, my Tomkies have been close to the Scott family. My great grandfather Charles William Tomkies married Sarah Viola Scott in DeSoto Parrish, LA. That is where I get my middle name. Wayne Scott Phillips