Daniel D. Tompkins was Governor of New York State between 1807-1817 and Vice President of the United States between 1817-1825. He owned property on Staten Island and founded a community there. Tompkinsville is named after him, and he passed away in Castleton, Staten Island.
Tompkins wrote New York State's Gradual Abolition Act of 1799. Read the act at: https://tinyurl.com/y3ty5x2g, and see the act in the image below.