I have some information on the Tomlinson's that you may be interested in.It is from a booklet that was typed up at a Carver-Tomlinson 50th anniversary reunion.If anyone is connected to this family, I would love to hear from you.My email address is [email protected]
John Carver came to this country from Hartfordshire, England on the ship “Welcome” with William Penn, sailing from Deal, England on September 11, 1682.They arrived on October 28, the same year.His three (3) brothers William, Joseph, and Jacob came at about the same time on the ship “Samson”.John took up, by patent, from William Penn, 690 acres of land in the North-eastern part of Byberry, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania along the Poquessing Creek.It included the site of the old homestead.It remained in the family for five (5) generations, descending from father to son, all of whom were named John, until 1864.He was a malster by profession.John Carver married Mary Lane at the Priory of St. Albans, England prior to coming to this country.
The brothers William, Joseph and Jacob came from Sussex, England.They also took up a tract of land in Byberry and dug a cave in which they lived until a house was built.This property remained in the family for six generations.Joseph Carver married and moved to North Carolina near Carvers Creek.Jacob died unmarried and was buried behind the barn.William Carver, our ancestor, married Joan Kinsey 11 month 14, 1689 (old style) January at Middletown Monthly Meeting of Friends (now Langhorne, Pennsylvania).After her death in 1723, he married a widow, Grace Paxson Carter at Falls Meeting, Pennsylvania.They had one (1) child named Hannah.William Carver died at Byberry in May, 1736.His widow Grace, died in 1737.
William Carver Jr. son of William and Joan Kinsey Carver, married Elizabeth Walmsley on December 28, 1719.She was the daughter of Henry and Mary Searle Walmsley.Mary Searle Walmsley was the daughter of Francis Searle.Henry Walmsley was the younger son of Thomas Sr. and Elizabeth Walmsley.They came from Yorkshire, England on the ship “Welcome” with William Penn and settled in Burlington, New Jersey.Henry had an older brother, Thomas Jr.Thomas Walmsley Sr. died two weeks after arriving in Burlington, New Jersey.He was a miller and had brought equipment to operate a mill from England.His widow remarried and she, along with her sons, established a mill along the Neshaminy in the vicinity of Hulmeville, Pennsylvania.On December 16, 1735 Thomas Jr. and Mary Walmsley conveyed to William Jr. and Elizabeth Carver 235 acres and 22 perches of land in Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania a little way easterly of Forest Grove, Pennsylvania.We are descendants of John and William Carver Sr. who were broghers, and descendants of Henry and Thomas Jr. Walmsley, who also were brothers.They all were of the Quaker faith.
JOHN CARVER married Mary LANE at Priory, St. Albans, England.He died in 1714.
JOHN CARVER, JR. married Isabel WELDON of Barony of Kendal, Ireland.He died May 14, 1769.
ISAAC CARVER (B-April 22, 1722; D-December 25, 1786)married Phebe WALMSLEY (B-1718; D-1793) daughter of Thomas WALMSLEY, Jr. in 1742.This man inherited 200 acres of his father’s property.He was a literary man, taught school in Byberry.He was a wit and having a poetical turn, was known as the “Poet Carver.”He was known to be shrewd and sarcastic in his verses which generally had reference to local events.He died of smallpox.
PHOEBE CARVER (B-1755) married Thomas TOMLINSON (B-April 21, 1747) in 1775.They lived for 40 years on a farm back of Smithfield (now Somerton) which belonged to Silas WALMSLEY.Although not considered prosperous in business, they were quiet and unassuming in their habits and were highly respected for their many virtues.
WILLIAM CARVER SR. married Joan KINSEY 11 month 14, 1689 (January)
WILLIAM CARVER JR. (B-May 22, 1694; D-January 1759) married Elizabeth WALMSLEY (D-1772) daughter of Henry WALMSLEY on December 28, 1719.
HENRY CARVER (D-October 1774) married Rachel SMITH (D-June 1824) daughter of William and Rebecca WILLSON SMITH in 1755.
BENJAMIN CARVER (B-1767; D-January 4, 1837) married Sarah KIRK (D-October 14, 1816) daughter of William KIRK in 1789.
LEVI CARVER (B-June 12, 1805; D-September 11, 1881) married Harriet COSNER (B-December 22, 1812; D-September 13, 1887) on April 6, 1827.Levi CARVER is buried in William Penn Cemetery.
CHILDREN OF LEVI AND HARRIET COSNER CARVER
*LUCINDA – Born November 29, 1828.Died 1920.Unmarried.
MARY ANN – Born November 28, 1829, married William READING.They had three children.Nothing more known.
ELIAS – Born December 29, 1832, Died July 29, 1898, married Mary Ann CROTHERS.They left 51 descendants, 37 of whom are living.
*REBECCA JANE – Born March 19, 1837, Died April 18, 1915.Married Stephen TOMLINSON on November 21, 1855.They left 294 descendants, 251 of whom are living.
JOHN – Born March 6, 1839, Died March 26, 1905.Married Phoebe Ann ASHTON on January 16, 1868.They left 15 descendants, 12 of whom are living.
SARAH ELIZABETH – Born April 11, 1841.Died young.
*LOUISA – Born September 3, 1843.Married Thomas DELANEY.Left no descendants.
*RACHEL – Born October 30, 1845.Died 1929.Married Isaiah HUBBARD in November 1868.Left 3 descendants, none living.
*JOHANNA – Born November 2, 1847.Died April 9, 1921.Married James Wilson MILNOR on December 25, 1868.Left 17 descendants, 13 of whom are living.
*ELMIRA – Born February 29, 1848.Married Walter J. SMITH.Left 7 descendants, 5 of whom are living.
WILLIAM – Born March 28, 1852.Died young.
Levi and Harriet Cosner Carver left a total of 384 descendants, of whom 318 are living at this writing.
Six (marked with asterisk) daughters of Harriet and Levi Carver were the originators of the Carver-Tomlinson Family Reunion which was first held in 1911.
Thomas TOMLINSON fought against Charles I in England and was one of the officers who conducted him to the scaffold.His widow, Elizabeth came to this country in the late 1600’s after the death of her husband.Thomas and Elizabeth TOMLINSON were married July 4, 1672.She died on September 12, 1700 and is buried at Falls Meeting, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.They had four (4) sons; Richard, Joseph, Henry, and Thomas Jr., our descendant being the latter.He married Joan WALMSLEY at Byberry on December 28, 1719.They first lived on a farm back of Edge Hill, but later sold the property and purchased a large farm in Bensalem Township where they resided until their deaths.
THOMAS TOMLINSON – Married Elizabeth (last name unknown) on July 4, 1672.
THOMAS TOMLINSON, JR. – (B-1688; D-1764) married Joan WALMSLEY (B-1702; D-1772) on December 28, 1719.She was the daughter of Henry and Mary SEARLE WALMSLEY.
JOSEPH TOMLINSON – (B-December 13, 1724; D-1793) married Elizabeth WORTHINGTON (B-March 15, 1721; D-1761) in the year 1740 or 1744).
THOMAS TOMLINSON – (B-April 21, 1747) married Phoebe CARVER (B-1775) in 1775.
JOHN TOMLINSON – (D-April 5, 1846) married Martha WORTHINGTON, daughter of Sarah and Benjamin WORTHINGTON.
STEPHEN TOMLINSON – (B-June 22, 1830; D-May 11, 1875) married Rebecca Jane CARVER (B-March 19, 1837; D-April 18, 1915) on November 21, 1855.Rebecca Jane CARVER being the daughter of Levi and Harriet COSNER CARVER.
CHILDREN OF STEPHEN AND REBECCA JANE CARVER TOMLINSON
HARRIET L. – Born July 21, 1856, Died October 24, 1918.Married John WEITZEL.
MARTHA M. – Born February 16, 1858, Died August 25, 1940.Married William HIBBS.
WILMER L. – Born October 14, 1859, Died December 29, 1922.Married (1) Jennie OWENS; married (2) Caroline H. BEANS (Died April 29, 1923) in July 1895.There were five (5) children born to Wilmer L. & Carie TOMLINSON:
Elsie Beans TOMLINSON – B-4/4/1896 at Langhorne PA
Ella Heston TOMLINSON – B5/16/1904 at Newtown PA
Ruth Elizabeth (Betty) TOMLINSON – B-1/21/1907 Woodbourne PA
Cyrus Livesey TOMLINSON – B-8/2/1910 Pineville PA
Robert Ivins TOLINSON – B-11/8/1917 Lahaska PA
MARY EMELY – Born October 2, 1861, Died June 28, 1932 married Landrum LARUE.
JOHN E. – Born December 25, 1863, Died October 2, 1943 married Elizabeth FITE.
LUCY EVELINE – Born February 12, 1866, Died November 1, 1937 married John V. RANDALL.
IDA BELLE – Born April 2, 1868, Died November 3, 1958 married Charles CROSLEY.
HERBERT – Born June 16, 1870, Died August 8, 1898 not married.
CHARLES BARKLEY – Born September 19, 1873, Died January 3, 1944 married Alvina STEGER; the latter being the only living descendant of this generation at the time of this writing.
Wilmer Levi TOMLINSON married Caroline H. BEANS July 1895.Caroline or better known as Carie, was born November 2nd, 1872 at Machanicsville PA to Silas and Mary Livesey BEANS.Silas BEANS was known as the Honorable Silas H. BEANS.He was a first cousin to Henry BEANS.The Grandfather of Warren Ely Beans, son of Watson and Elizabeth BEANS.Both the Silas and Henry BEANS families lived at Mechanicsville all their lives.Both owned farms there.The Henry BEANS farm was known and still is called the Indian Spring Farm.
The Henry BEANS Farm is 1 mile east of Mechanicsville on Mechanicsville Road and the Silas BEANS farm 1 mile from Mechanicsville on Holicong Road 1st farm on right after leaving Mechanicsville Road and going South on Holicong Road.
His home was a show place, and both of these BEANS homes are still show places at this writing.The story of Indian Spring Farm won 1st prize from the Vanamaker Foundation in 1965 written by Mary Aertsen for the Bucks County Life Oct. 1965.Warren BEANS and Elsie TOMLINSON were married November 6th 1911 at the Doylestown Presbyterian Manse Doylestown PA by Rev William Steckel (pastor).