- This person is a stumper! Can anyone help?
This family does not seem to appear in Orcutt's Henry Tomlinson and his Descendants, which is a Connecticut family originally.
According to family researcher Karen Theriot, a son of Thomas and "Geuty" (?) named Jesse "acted as sponsor or witness on William's family records."
One coincidence in names I have found provides a thin but possible hint: A "Thomas Tomlinson" was born in 1773, the son of Thomas Tomlinson (b. 1752, d. 23 Nov 1830) and Catherine (b. 1751, d. 25 Jul 1828). He had siblings named Richard S., William, Jesse, and Amanda Margaret (this is all unsourced web information). Could this Thomas b. 1773 be the same person? Problems here which would need to be explained are first that this family was apparently from Ross Co., Ohio, and second that Thomas b. 1773 is recorded as dying in Coles Co., Illinois, not in the more probable Louisiana.
Two Tomlinsons served in the War of 1812 from Louisiana:
Tomlinson, Jesse; Private, Baker's Regiment, La. Militia
Tomlinson, John; Private, 10 and 20 Cons. Reg't., La. Mil.
Tornmison, John; Private, 10 and 20 Cons. Reg't., La. Mil. (Orig. under Tomlinson, John)
(from: Index to Louisiana Soldiers During the War of 1812, on rootsweb).
Jesse Tomlinson was married to Sophia Miller 23 Nov. 1815; second wife was Adele Jule Broussard, in 1830. Aside from on familysearch, see in Mary Elizabeth Sanders, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, Heirship Series: Annotated Abstracts of the Successions, 1811-1834 (on Google books): 73, and 129-30. Nothing about who Jesse's parents were here. [1, 2]