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Descendants of John * Collins I

40. NATHANIEL MADISON7 COLLINS (ELISHA6, JOSEPH5, JAMES4, WILLIAM3, JOHN *2, JOHN *1) was born April 23, 1787 in Boones Station, Kentucky, and died January 17, 1860 in Goss, Marion County, Mississippi. He married (1) LUCY BROWNFIELD STATHAM Bet. 1804 - 1836. She was born Bet. 1783 - 1803, and died Bet. 1818 - 1887. He married (2) SUSAN BURROW Bet. 1818 - 1824 in Tenn.. She was born July 14, 1790 in Tenn., and died October 27, 1828 in Marion County, Mississippi.

Notes for N
Source; W.F.T. Vol 2 Tree 1178;
Nathaniel married twice. First to Susan Burrow, "Somewhere in Tennessee, just across the line from Alabama". His second marriage was to Mrs. Lucy Brumfield Statham (also listed as Broomfield and Bloomfield). She was previously married in Sept. 1815 to Barkdale Y. Statham.

He was a private in the 1st (Dyers) Tennessee Volunteer Mounted Gunmen from 9-28-1814 to 4-27-1815. He was in Capt. Samuel Crawford's Company of Militia in the "Battle of New Orleans", La. There is a traditional story that he had a horse shot out from under him in that battle. He was discharged in 1815 at Nashville, Tenn. In Sept. 1818 he signed a power of attorney to collect his claim for that horse. He lived in Hickman Co., Tenn., following his discharge. He later moved to Mississippi. He had a total of 11 children.

Source; W.F.T. Vol. 2 Tree 0264;
Note from Hathorn family reunion in 1928 in Mississippi.
William Hathorn (husband of Felicina Collins) was born in the state of Georgia. He was the brother of Hugh Hathorn (1825 - 1900) who married Susannah Penolpe Collins (who was born in Marion County Miss.) (1826 - 70) and the latter was a full sister of Sarah Feleciana (Collins) Hathorn (1821 - 1883). William and Hugh were brothers of Nancy Hathorn, who married Nathaniel Everett Collins (he was born in Miss.). The latter was a full brother of said Sarah and said Susannah. These three Collins people were children of Nathaniel Madison Collins (1787 - 1860) by his first wife Susan Burrow. John Burrow Collins of Lauderdale County, Mississippi, was also a brother of Sarah, Susannah and Nathaniel Everett Collins.

Frank Hathorn (B1919 - D 20??) G-Grandson of Susannah Penelope Collins (B 1826 - 70).

Marriage & Will records on recored Mattion Co., Miss.

Buried: 1860; Collins Farm, Marion County, Mississippi.

Notes for L
Source; W.F.T. Vol. 2 Tree 0264;
National Madison Collins will filed Marion County, Mississippi. Lucy Brumfield sole heir 1860.
Children of N
80. i.   ELISHA MADISON8 COLLINS, b. March 16, 1811, Kentucky; d. January 09, 1850, Leon County, Texas.
81. ii.   JOHN BURROW COLLINS, b. November 03, 1812, Tenn.; d. August 29, 1866, Mississippi.
  iii.   GABRIEL SAMUEL COLLINS, b. 1813, Kentucky or Marion County, Mississippi; d. Bet. 1814 - 1903; m. JULIEN ANN MCDONALD, Bet. 1841 - 1875.
Source W.F.T. Vol 2 Tree 1178;
Gabriel was married twice. First wife died. Name unknown.

Source W.F.T. Vol 2 Tree 1178;
This was Julien's second marriage.

  iv.   ALEXANDER J. "SANDY" COLLINS, b. May 09, 1814, Tenn.; d. August 29, 1886, Copiah County, Mississippi; m. MELINDA BRACKERFIELD, August 02, 1844.
  v.   NATHANIEL EVERETT COLLINS, b. February 28, 1818, Marion County, Mississippi; d. January 06, 1879, Lawrence County, Mississippi; m. NANCY HATHORN, Bet. 1850 - 1874.
82. vi.   SARAH FELICIANA COLLINS, b. 1821; d. November 02, 1883.
83. vii.   PHILONIA GALLATIN COLLINS, b. August 06, 1823; d. November 10, 1846.
84. viii.   SUSANNAH PENELOPE COLLINS, b. October 16, 1828, Marion County, Mississippi; d. July 29, 1870.

41. MEREDITH7 COLLINS (ELISHA6, JOSEPH5, JAMES4, WILLIAM3, JOHN *2, JOHN *1) was born March 13, 1789 in Boones Station, Kentucky, and died Bet. 1842 - 1881. He married (1) MARIA A. Bef. 1810. He married (2) SIDNEY WALLACE GIBBS September 1837 in Sunter County, Alabama.

Notes for M
Source W.F.T. Vol 2 Tree 1178;
Meredith married twice. M1, Maria A._____.Per property deed in Greene County, Ala. dated 6-8-1827. His first wife was also believed to have been called "Miss Meredith prior to their marriage. (another Meredith lived in Floyd Co. Ky. in 1820 but should not be confused with this Meredith.)By 1827 he had moved to Ala. M2, Sidney W. Gibbs (9-10-1837, Sumter Co. Ala.). The 1850 census shows his wife as Sidney W. (B 1803 NC). This second wife is believed to have been a widow". Mrs Gibbs at the time of their marriage. She had been a Wallace, widow of William S. Gibbs who died in Perry County 1831. (From Voice of Sumter", Livingston, Sumter Co. Ala. 10-2-1837). The 1850 census of Sumter Co., Al., lists his occupation as a "Tannar and Currier". He had eight children. 6 by his first marriage and 2 by his second wife. One of his sons was Dr. David W. Collins. He had studied at the University of Louisville and had practiced elsewhere before going to Colorado. He was licensed to practice there on Oct. 4, 1881, and was in Pueblo, Co in 1903 when his brother (#46) died.
Children of M
  i.   BOY ?8 COLLINS, b. Bet. 1810 - 1839; d. Bet. 1816 - 1918.
  ii.   BOY COLLINS, b. Bet. 1810 - 1839; d. Bet. 1816 - 1918.
  iii.   BOY COLLINS, b. Bet. 1810 - 1839; d. Bet. 1816 - 1918.
  iv.   GIRL COLLINS, b. Bet. 1810 - 1839; d. Bet. 1815 - 1921.
  v.   MEREDITH PATTERSON COLLINS, b. October 08, 1827, Greensboro, Alabama; d. October 21, 1903, Madison Co. Tenn.; m. (1) SARAH ANN GILMORE, January 1853, Gaston, Alabama; m. (2) JUDITH ANN (HENNING) MERIWETHER, 1882.
Source W.F.T. Vol 2 Tree 1178;
In 1860 Meredith was a station agent for the Mobile & Ohio RR in Shubuta, Clark Co., Miss. Near the end of the Civil War, in early 1865, they were located in Mt. Sterling, Ala., at the time of the birth of one of their daughters, Frances Elizabeth (#435). They returned to Clark Co., Miss., and in 1869 Moved to Madison Co., Tenn. (To about 7 miles north of Jackson) where in 1872 he was operating a cotton gin on the Christmasville Road. Their home was known as "Locust Grove" and they lived there the rest of their lives. He was married again in 1882 to a widowed neighbor, Judith Ann (Henning) Meriwether. She had three children ( John, Lula, and Fannie born in 1863, 1866, and 1869 respectivly). Meredith and Judith had no further children. After their wedding, Meredith moved in with Judith and her children while Mary Collins (#434) managed the Collins home until Judith died (11-7-1882) and Meredith returned to Locust Grove. Meredith P. Collins and Sarah A. Gilmore had nine children.

Source W.F.T. Vol 2 Tree 1178;
Sarah's sister Elizabeth married John W. Collins (#46)., Meredith's brother.

  vi.   JOHN WALLACE COLLINS, b. December 22, 1835, Alabama; d. March 20, 1903, Canon City, co.; m. (1) ELIZABETH (2) GILMORE, 1859, Gaston, Ala.; m. (2) ANNIE (1) R., Bet. 1888 - 1901.
Source W.F.T. Vol 2 Tree 1178;
John graduated from the University of Alabama in 1857, and went to Tulane (med. dept, of Univ. of La.) 1859-1860 to become a Doctor. He graduated on 3-20-1860. He then practiced in Marengo County, Ala. until he enlisted in the Confederate Army on Sept. 13, 1861. In June 1862 he was assistant surgeon in charge of the Holy Springs Hospital (Miss.). He was appointed as "surgeon", from Mississippi, by the Confederate Sec. of War on Dec. 4, 1862 "to take rank as of Aug. 22, 1862", reporting to Gen. B. Bragg. He was surgeon with the 8th Regt. Tenn. Vol. on Dec. 15, 1862 at Murffreesboro as part of the First Brigade (1st Div., Polks Corps, Army of Tenn.) commanded by Col. O. F. Strahl. On April 27,1863 he was at Shelbyville where he signed a requisition as "Surgeon, Medical Dept. of the Artillery of Polks Corps". In July 1863 he was granted a 15 day leave to visit home. (J.W.C. Jr. was born in 1863 and may have been the reason for this leave). Pay records show him with the 3rd Ala. Cav. Aug. 1, 1863 through Mar.31, 1864. He was also shown as a medical officer stationed at Blue Mountain, Ala., April 21, 1864 to Aug 22, 1864. His military career ended when he was part of "The Army of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisanna surrendered by Lt. Gen. R. Taylor, CSA, commanding, to Maj. Gen. E.R.S. Canby, USA, commanding the army and division of west Mississippi" and was parolled at Meridian, Miss. on May 11, 1865. When parolled he had reached the rank of Major. Following the War he moved to Clark County, Miss. until moving to Madison County, Tenn. A map of 1872 shows that he had a home about 8 miles north of Jackson and 2 miles east of the Carrol P.O. At the time of the 1880 census he lived on Baltimore St. in Jackson. He then moved to Colorado Springs, Co., stayed there two years and then moved to Denver. There he became Professor of Gynecology and Abdominal Surgery at the Univ. of Denver until 1895. From 1889 to 1890 he was also the 20th president of the Colorado Medical Society. In the 1890's he semi-retired and served at the State penitentary in Canon City. He lived there (except for a brief period with his brother, Dr. D.W. Collins, in Pueblo) until he died (in Canoa City) on Mar 20, 1903 of Brights Diseasa of the Kidney.

  Notes for ELIZABETH (2) GILMORE:
Source W.F.T. Vol 2 Tree 1178;
She was a sister of Sarah Ann Gilmore that married Meredith Patterson Collins (#43). (She was also the daughter of Mary Grey (Alston) Gilmore who was a direct decendant of William Alston, born in England, 12 generations earlier during the reign of Edward I (1272-1307).

  vii.   FRANCES REBECCA "FANNIE"8 COLLINS, b. Abt. 1838, Alabama; d. Bet. 1866 - 1932; m. C.A. STILLMAN, Bet. 1866 - 1900.
  Notes for C.A. STILLMAN:
Source W.F.T. Vol 2 Tree 1178;
C. A. Stillman was a Presbyterian minister.

  viii.   WILLIAM S. "BILLY" COLLINS, b. Abt. 1841, Alabama; d. Aft. July 17, 1914.

42. STEPHEN7 COLLINS (ELISHA6, JOSEPH5, JAMES4, WILLIAM3, JOHN *2, JOHN *1) was born March 17, 1793 in Boones Station, Kentucky, and died March 23, 1857 in Greene County, Alabama. He married MARY MAHALA CLEMENTS January 22, 1825 in Greene County, Alabama. She was born Bet. 1786 - 1808, and died Bet. 1830 - 1896.

Notes for S
Source W.F.T. Vol 2 Tree 1178;
Stephen Collins, Greene County, Ala., will book C. pg 484 - Will of Stephen Collins dated 23 Mar. 1851, probated 1 June 1857, brother Isiah Collins executor, wit; Bartholmew Fuller, H.W. Garret, James C. Lewis. In probate of will, heirs are shown to be; John Harper and wife Amanda, Sarah Collins, Elizabeth Collins all of full age, Fannie Collins and William Demoville, minors of Greene County, Ala.
Children of S
  i.   MARGARET8 COLLINS, b. Abt. 1828; d. Bet. 1829 - 1922.
  ii.   SARAH COLLINS, b. Abt. 1830; d. Bet. 1831 - 1924.
  iii.   AMANDA COLLINS, b. Abt. 1832, Alabama; d. Bet. 1860 - 1894; m. JOHN HARPER, Bet. 1860 - 1894.
  iv.   THOMAS J. COLLINS, b. Abt. 1834, Alabama; d. Bet. 1835 - 1924.
  v.   ELIZABETH COLLINS, b. Abt. 1838, Alabama; d. Bet. 1839 - 1932.
  vi.   FRANCES COLLINS, b. Abt. 1845, Alabama; d. Bet. 1846 - 1939.

43. ELIZABETH7 COLLINS (ELISHA6, JOSEPH5, JAMES4, WILLIAM3, JOHN *2, JOHN *1) was born February 02, 1799 in <Boones Station, Kentucky>, and died Bet. 1840 - 1894. She married JOHN TRUSSELL March 27, 1827 in Greene County, Alabama.
Children of E
  i.   JOHN M.8 TRUSSELL, b. Abt. 1831, Alabama; d. Bet. 1832 - 1921.
  Notes for JOHN M. TRUSSELL:
Source W. F.T. Vol 2 Tree 1178;
This John M. Trussell could be James M. Trussell Jr., son of John's brother James. The name is copied from the 1850 Mississippi census of Lauderdale Co. It is hard to make out the handwriting.

  ii.   SARAH J. TRUSSELL, b. June 05, 1833, Alabama; d. September 25, 1854, Lauderdale Co. Miss.?.
  iii.   ELISHA TRUSSELL, b. Abt. 1836, Mississippi; d. Bet. 1837 - 1926.
  iv.   JOSIAH T. TRUSSELL, b. Abt. 1838, Mississippi; d. Bet. 1839 - 1928.

44. JOSIAH7 COLLINS (ELISHA6, JOSEPH5, JAMES4, WILLIAM3, JOHN *2, JOHN *1) was born December 19, 1803 in <Boones Station, Kentucky>, and died April 12, 1893 in Alabama. He married (1) DRUCILLA ELIZA GORDON January 31, 1835 in Greene County, Alabama. She was born December 15, 1814, and died July 19, 1848. He married (2) PENELOPE (MRS.CABINESS) BAKER May 30, 1849 in Marengo County, Alabama.

Notes for J
Greene County, Ala., 1850 census also shows 6 additional persons living in the household. 1. Lucy A. Cabiness, age 14 b Al., 2. Charles Cabiness, age 16, student b. Ala. 3. George Mitchell, age 37, overseer, b. Va. 4. Posey H. Gordon, age 19, student, b. Ala. 5. Mary A. Stevenson, age 14, b. Ala. 6. John Stevenson, age 21, laborer, b. Ala. The 1850 census also shows that Josiah also owned 46 slaves.

Josiah was the youngest son of Elisha and Frances Collins. He was married twice. 1st was Drucilla Eliza Gordon. She was the mother of all of Josiahs children. 2nd was Mrs. Penelope (BAKER) Cabiness. She married her first husband, William Cabiness, in 1832 in Madison County, Alabama. They had three children.

Josiah was a farmer and served as County Commissioner in Greene County, Ala. (from Mt. Hebron) for over 25 years. He was known as Col. Josiah Collins Sr. In the last years of his life he had cataracts in his eyes.
Children of J
  i.   ELIZABETH EMILINE8 COLLINS, b. February 10, 1836, Greene County, Alabama; d. September 07, 1836, Alabama.
Elizabeth died at the age of 7 months.

  ii.   POSEY GORDON COLLINS, b. December 21, 1837, Alabama; d. September 20, 1844, Alabama.
Posey died at the age of 7 years.

85. iii.   MARY FRANCES GORDON COLLINS, b. October 19, 1839, Alabama; d. Aft. 1927, Alabama.
  iv.   JOSIAH COLLINS, b. February 16, 1844, Greene County, Alabama; d. June 27, 1862, Virginia.
  v.   ORLANDO COLLINS, b. February 17, 1846, Alabama; d. September 07, 1846, Alabama.
Orlando died at the age of 7 months.

86. vi.   CORNELIA MADISON COLLINS, b. September 18, 1847, Mt Hebren, Greene County, Alabama; d. Bet. 1881 - 1942.

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