Hannah Tompkins

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Hannah Tompkins
Hannah Tompkins.jpg
Second Lady of the United States
In role
March 4, 1817 – March 4, 1825
Vice PresidentDaniel D. Tompkins
Preceded byAnn Gerry (1814)
Succeeded byFloride Calhoun
First Lady of New York
In role
July 1, 1807 – February 24, 1817
GovernorDaniel Tompkins
Preceded byGertrude Livingston
Succeeded byMargarita Van Valkenburg
Personal details
Born(1781-08-28)August 28, 1781
New York City, New York, British America
DiedFebruary 18, 1829(1829-02-18) (aged 47)
Tompkinsville, Staten Island, New York, U.S.
Resting placeSt. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery
Spouse(s)Daniel Tompkins (1798–1825)
Children8, including Minthorne

Hannah Minthorne Tompkins (August 28, 1781 – February 18, 1829) was the wife of Daniel D. Tompkins, Governor of New York, and Vice President of the United States during the administration of James Monroe.

Born on August 28, 1781, Hannah Minthorne was the second child of Mangle Minthorne (1740–1824), a prominent Democratic-Republican Party member in New York City,[1] by his second wife, Aryet Constable Minthorne (1743–1830), of New York City. On February 20, 1798, 16-year-old Hannah married Daniel D. Tompkins, a 23-year-old lawyer of the City.[2][3] At the time of the marriage, her father was Assistant in the Common Council, and young Tompkins had designs on a political career. Hannah was ill the year before her husband became Vice-President, and did not attend his inauguration.[4]

From 1800 to 1814, the couple had eight children, including Arietta Minthorn Tompkins (born July 31, 1800), who married a son of Smith Thompson in 1818, and (Mangle) Minthorne Tompkins (December 26, 1807 – June 5, 1881), who was the Free Soil Party candidate for Governor of New York in 1852. Their children Hannah and Minthorne were named after their mother, and Hannah and Minthorne streets in Staten Island were later named for them.[5]

Hannah died on February 18, 1829, in Tompkinsville, Staten Island. She and her husband are buried in the Minthorne family vault at St. Mark's-in-the-Bouwerie, in lower Manhattan.[4]


  1. ^ Homberger, Eric. Mrs. Astor's New York: Money and Social Power in a Gilded Age, p. 55 (2002)
  2. ^ Irwin, Ray W. Daniel D. Tompkins: Governor of New York and Vice President of the United States, p. 27 (1968)
  3. ^ (3 March 1798). Marriages, The Weekly Magazine, p. 160 (1798)
  4. ^ a b Dunlap, Leslie W. Our Vice-Presidents and Second Ladies, p. 32-34 (1988)
  5. ^ Platt, Tevah (3 June 2010). Neighborhood still memorializes Daniel Tompkins, Staten Island Advance

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
Gertrude Livingston
First Lady of New York
Succeeded by
Margarita Van Valkenburg
Title last held by
Ann Gerry
Second Lady of the United States
Succeeded by
Floride Calhoun