Rosa Jane Cheek &
(1) David Tompkins
(2) Isaiah Mitchell Coomes

Rosa Jane Cheek, daughter of Richard "Dixie" CHEEK & Martha "Patsy" JENNINGS, was born Mar. 13, 1865, in Alleghany Co., NC, and died Sept. 11, 1946, in Fountain Green, Harford Co., MD. She married (1) David Tompkins, son of Alfred TOMPKINS & Sarah CROUSE, Aug. 31, 1884, Alleghany Co., NC. He was born Dec. 4, 1859, in Ashe (Alleghany) Co., NC, and died May 13, 1889, in Alleghany Co., NC; bur. Tompkins Cemetery, Mary Higgins Road, Alleghany Co., NC. She married (2) Isaiah Mitchell Coomes, son of William H. COOMES & Margaret MOORE, Apr. 16, 1892, Alleghany Co., NC. He was born Nov. 17, 1869, in Alleghany Co., NC, and died Oct. 5, 1954, in Harford Co., MD. Rosa and Isaiah Coomes are buried at the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Bel Air, Harford Co., MD.

Children of Rosa Jane Cheek & David Tompkins:

  1. Sarah E. Tompkins, b. May 1885, Alleghany Co., NC.
  2. John Lemuel "Lem" Tompkins, b. Feb. 28, 1887, Alleghany Co., NC; d. Feb. 19, 1936, Alleghany Co., NC; m. Rena Ethel SMITH, daughter of Daniel SMITH & Alice BOTTOMLEY (b. May 30, 1898; d. Nov. 18, 1983); bur. Saddle Mountain Cemetery, Alleghany Co., NC.  Note: he sometimes used the surname Coomes.
  3. Mattie Eva Tompkins, b. Jan. 4, 1889, Alleghany Co., NC; d. July 16, 1984; m. Daniel Monroe JORDAN, son of Mack JORDAN & Amelia AYERS (b. Nov. 26, 1884; d. Sept. 21, 1937); bur. Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, Alleghany Co., NC.

Children of Rosa Jane Cheek & Isaiah Mitchell Coomes:

  1. Margarette Matilda Coomes, b. Sept. 30, 1893, Alleghany Co., NC; d. Nov. 3, 1981, Harford Co., MD; m. __ HAMPTON, abt. 1917 (they were separated by 1920); bur. Oak Grove Baptist Church, Bel Air, Harford Co., MD.
  2. Mollie Emma Coomes, b. Aug. 28, 1895, Alleghany Co., NC; d. Mar. 14, 1996, Harford Co., MD; m. Clyde Walter BEDSAUL (b. 1893; d. 1970); bur. Oak Grove Baptist Church, Bel Air, Harford Co., MD.
  3. Andy Emmett Coomes, b. Apr. 28, 1897, Alleghany Co., NC; d. Sept. 29, 1996, Harford Co., MD; m. Oma ROBERTS, daughter of John Emmett ROBERTS & Matilda KIRBY (b. Aug. 11, 1899; d. Dec. 1993).
  4. William Harley Coomes, b. Aug. 28, 1899, Alleghany Co., NC; d. Apr. 1969, Chester Co., PA; m. Margie H. __ (b. June 20, 1899; d. Feb. 1973).
  5. Bert Reid Coomes, b. Nov. 4, 1903, Alleghany Co., NC; d. Mar. 11, 1976, Harford Co., MD; m. Eva COOPER (b. Feb. 17, 1905; d. June 24, 1996); bur. Oak Grove Baptist Church, Bel Air, Harford Co., MD.

Notes

Rosa Jane Cheek married her first husband, David TOMPKINS, on Aug. 31, 1884, in Alleghany County, NC.  The book Alleghany County Marriages (Heritage Books, 1996), gives his last name as "Thompson," but this appears to be an error.  David Tompkins died May 13, 1889.  Rosa married her 2nd husband, Isaiah Mitchell COOMES, on Apr. 16, 1892.  They moved to Bel Air, Maryland, in the 1920's.

Note, Alleghany County Marriages also contains another error with regard to this family.  The book identifies Alfred Tompkins' wife (mother of David Tompkins) as Sarah MORGAN.  However, it appears she was actually a CROUSE.  Alfred Tompkins & Sarah "Coose" (Crouse) posted a marriage bond in Ashe County, NC, on Feb. 15, 1852.  In addition, Sarah Tompkin's death certificate (she died Jan. 19, 1918, in Alleghany County) identifies her parents as David and Mary Crouse.  This could be David Crouse (c.1802-c.1876) and his wife Mary Holloway; David Crouse was a son of Jacob CROUSE (1775).

Records

1900 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, Glade Creek Twp. (HH#155):
ISAIAH M. COOMES, Nov. 1869, age 30, m. 8 yrs, NC VA NC, farmer
-- Rosa, wife, Mar. 1865, age 35, m. 8 yrs, 7 children/7 living, NC NC NC
TOMPKINS, Sarah E., step-dau, May 1885, age 15, NC NC NC
-- John L., step-son, Feb. 1887, age 13, " " "
-- Mattie E., step-dau, Jan. 1889, age 11, " " "
COOMES, Margarette M., dau, Sept. 1893, age 6, " " "
-- Mollie E., dau, Aug. 1895, age 4, " " "
-- Andy E., son, Apr. 1897, age 3, " " "
-- William H., son, Aug. 1899, age 9 mos., " " "
1910 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, Glade Creek Twp., p.11 (HH#214):
MITCHELL COOMES, 42, m(1) 18 yrs, NC NC NC, farmer - general farm
-- Rossie, wife, 45, m(2) 18 yrs, 8 children/8 living, NC NC NC
TOMKINS, Eva, stepdau, 20, NC NC NC
COOMES, Matilda, dau, 16, " " "
-- Emma, dau, 14, " " "
-- Emmett, son, 12, " " "
-- Harley, son, 10, " " "
-- Bert, son, 8, " " "
1920 Census, Alleghany Co., NC, Glade Creek Twp., p.2 (HH#26):
ISIAH M. COOMES, 50, NC VA NC, farmer - general farm
-- Rosa J., wife, 54, NC NC VA
-- Tilda, dau, 26, NC NC NC
-- Harl, son, 20, " " "
HAMPTON, Harl K., grandson, 2 yrs 1[?] mo., NC VA NC
1930 Census, Harford Co., MD, Election Dist. 3, p.10 (HH#210):
MITCHEL I. COOMES, 60, m. at age 27, NC VA NC
-- Rosie J., m. at age 25, NC NC NC
-- Tilda, dau, 34, NC NC NC
HAMPTON, Kenneth, grandson, 12, NC VA NC
Isaiah Mitchell Coomes & Rosa Jane Cheek Coomes

Oak Grove Baptist Church, Bel Air, Harford Co., MD
Harford Co., MD, Tombstone Transcription Project

I. Mitchell Coomes Gravestone MITCHELL COOMES
NOV. 27, 1869
OCT. 5, 1954
Rosa Jane Coomes Gravestone ROSA JANE COOMES
MAR. 13, 1865
SEPT. 11, 1946

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