Thanks for your message. Such fun to find other descendants. John was the first in the US. Ralph is a red herring. John's farm was a couple of miles from the center of Fairfield, Conn. It is now a gas station just south of the railway track and the pond that was there has been filled in. The people at the library in Fairfield are very helpful. John arrived in Fairfield a couple of years after the Indians had all been wiped out. He arrived with ten families and a minister. I can't remember the minister's name at this point. John was in Salem, Mass for a couple of years before moving to the new colony in Fairfield. Evidently they were waiting in Salem for the arrival of a minister to accompany them.
I am currently really busy with spearheading a waterfront trail in Kingston Ontario Canada. www.friendsofinnerharbour.com
. I am not doing genealogy at the moment. However I have become a member of DAR though my patriot Stephen Tompkins who was a blacksmith during the Revolutionary War. He lived in Kinderhook The best person to contact is Scott Tompkins of Plano Texas. He has done an amazing amount of work on the Tompkins line. You would find it completely fascinating. firstname.lastname@example.org
Good luck, Mary
p.s. I don't know why I am replying through my husband's ancestry.com link. My computer is doing strange things. If you would like to talk on the phone. my number is 613-544-1246. I live in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.