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Descendants of John * Collins I


281. ELIZABETH M.10 COLLINS (HENRY PLEASANT9, JOHN COLLINS8 JR., JOHN COLLINS7 SR., CAPT. JOSEPH6 COLLINS, JOSEPH5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN *2, JOHN *1) was born January 05, 1821 in Tennesee, and died Bet. 1822 - 1915. She married THOMAS C. DARWIN Bet. 1836 - 1863, son of JAMES DARWIN and BETHIAH CLEMENTS. He was born January 29, 1817 in Jackson County, Tennesee, and died Bet. 1863 - 1909.
     
Children of E
LIZABETH COLLINS and THOMAS DARWIN are:
  i.   OPHIA J.11 DARWIN, b. October 22, 1843; d. Bet. 1859 - 1934; m. WRIGHT SMITH MILLER, 1859; b. Abt. 1843; d. Bet. 1863 - 1934.
  ii.   MARY M. DARWIN, b. January 01, 1845; d. Bet. 1861 - 1939; m. EDWARD M. MARSH, 1861; b. 1845; d. Bet. 1864 - 1936.
  iii.   REBECCA E. DARWIN, b. January 17, 1847; d. Bet. 1848 - 1941; m. JOHN TATE MILLER; b. Bet. 1830 - 1850; d. Bet. 1864 - 1936.
  iv.   VESTA ANN DARWIN, b. February 26, 1849; d. Bet. 1850 - 1943; m. GEORGE WASHINGTON AULT; b. Bet. 1832 - 1852; d. Bet. 1866 - 1938.
  v.   MAHALA TENNESSEE DARWIN, b. February 09, 1851; d. Bet. 1852 - 1945; m. JAMES E. WATERHOUSE; b. Bet. 1834 - 1854; d. Bet. 1868 - 1940.
  vi.   JAMES L. DARWIN, b. February 10, 1853; d. Bet. 1854 - 1943; m. MARTHA L. HARPER; b. Bet. 1849 - 1869; d. Bet. 1869 - 1953.
  vii.   HENRY CLAY DARWIN, b. April 21, 1855, Rhea County, Tennesee; d. Bet. 1899 - 1947.
  viii.   ALFRED C. DARWIN, b. February 19, 1858; d. Bet. 1859 - 1948; m. ELIZA DORIHULA FERGUSON; b. Bet. 1854 - 1874; d. Bet. 1874 - 1958.
  ix.   IDA DARWIN, b. May 18, 1861; d. Bet. 1862 - 1955; m. JOHN HOYAL WOMAC; b. Bet. 1844 - 1864; d. Bet. 1878 - 1950.
  x.   ADA DARWIN, b. May 18, 1861; d. Bet. 1862 - 1955; m. WILEY HOUSTON CUNNINGHAM; b. Bet. 1844 - 1864; d. Bet. 1878 - 1950.


282. JOHN FAIN10 COLLINS (JOHN9, EDWARD8, JOHN COLLINS7 SR., CAPT. JOSEPH6 COLLINS, JOSEPH5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN *2, JOHN *1) was born March 18, 1782 in Shenandoah County, Virginia, and died Bef. 1889 in Morgan County, Alabama. He married MAHALA SEHORN March 26, 1805 in Dandridge, Jefferson County, Tenn., daughter of JOHN SEHORN and ELIZABETH CATHEY. She was born February 17, 1785 in Jefferson County, Tennesee, and died Bef. 1889 in Morgan County, Alabama.

Notes for J
OHN FAIN COLLINS:
Source W.F. T. Vol 2 Tree 4332;
In 1818 John Collins bought public land in Cotaco (later renamed Morgan Co.) Alabama. He purchased the land at the Huntsville Land Office: S.W. tract, section 6, Township B, Range SW, containing 159 acres. Also certificate #5009, Sept 1818, he purchased an additional 160 acres. The first Tavern License in the area was issued to John Collins in 1818. In the "History of Morgan Co., Ala.," by Thomas Knox, he states that in 1818 there was only 386 white males over 21 in the area. John Collins also served as Justice of the Peace, and was a road surveyor on several road projects. 1837 John Collins borrowed $200 to buy additional land, which he is now selling to Rather, and Rather agrees to allow Collins to remain in quiet peaceable possession of the property and enjoy the benefit thereof.
1830 Morgan County, Ala., census: John Collins- Frederick Collins (only 1 year older than Catherine B).
1850 census of Morgan Co., Ala., John Collins, 69 years,b Virginia.
Mahala his wife, 66 years, b Tenn.
In the Jefferson County, Tennessee Court Order Book, 1820, "John Collins Power of Attorney to George Branner Sept 14, 1820. Known all men by these presence that whereas Edward Collins late of Orange County State of Virginia deceased by his last will and testament in writing bearing date of the (blank) bid give and bequeath unto me John Collins of Jefferson County and State of Tenn. a legacy. And of the said will made and constituted Lewis Collins and George Morris joint executors as in and by the said will may appear and I the said John Collins have made, ordained, constituted and appointed George Branner of the County of Jefferson my true and lawful attorney for me and in my name, and for my own proper use, to act, demand, and receive of and from the said Lewis Collins and George Morris executors as aforesaid the legacy given unto me the said John Collins by the said will of the said will of the said Edward Collins deceased and upon receipt thereof by or payment thereof to my said attorney a general release or discharge for the same to make, execute, or deliver, etc, etc. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 10th day of April 1820. Signed John Collins in presence of John Ropher and Angus McKay".
John Collins was in Morgan County Ala., in 1818. Whether or not he had moved his family down at that time is not known. It is always possible that John returned to Tennessee to give this power of attorney to George Branner, or returned to move his family to Alabama. John Collins had a son named Lewis Dillard Collins who was the executor of the will of Edward Collins in Orange County, Va. Edward mentions a son, John Collins, in his will dated 2 Aug. 1814. (See notes of Edward Collins).
     
Children of J
OHN COLLINS and MAHALA SEHORN are:
  i.   LEWIS D.11 COLLINS, b. Bet. 1802 - 1828; d. Bet. 1808 - 1909.
  ii.   GEORGE COLLINS, b. Bet. 1802 - 1828; d. Bet. 1808 - 1909.
  iii.   JAMES COLLINS, b. Bet. 1802 - 1828; d. Bet. 1808 - 1909.
  iv.   EMALINE COLLINS, b. Bet. 1802 - 1828; d. Bet. 1808 - 1911.
  v.   SARAH COLLINS, b. Bet. 1802 - 1828; d. Bet. 1808 - 1911.
  vi.   MAHALA COLLINS, b. Bet. 1802 - 1828; d. Bet. 1808 - 1911.
  vii.   FREDERICK COLLINS, b. 1806; d. Bet. 1807 - 1911.
359. viii.   CATHERINE B. COLLINS, b. July 07, 1807, Jefferson County, Tenn.; d. January 14, 1892, Rio Vista, Johnson County, Texas.


283. ELIJAH WILLIAM10 COLLINS (JOHN9, EDWARD8, JOHN COLLINS7 SR., CAPT. JOSEPH6 COLLINS, JOSEPH5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN *2, JOHN *1) was born February 05, 1797 in Shenandoah County, Virginia, and died August 08, 1840 in DeKalb County, Alabama. He married JANE MURPHY June 16, 1819. She was born June 17, 1802 in Tennesee, and died September 05, 1885 in Tigertown, Texas.

Notes for E
LIJAH WILLIAM COLLINS:
Source Broderbund'a Vol. # 4 Tree # 2471.
     
Children of E
LIJAH COLLINS and JANE MURPHY are:
  i.   ALFRED CLAY11 COLLINS, b. Bet. 1818 - 1840; d. Bet. 1824 - 1922.
  ii.   MAHALA JANE COLLINS, b. Bet. 1818 - 1840; d. Bet. 1824 - 1925; m. UNKNOWN CLARKE ELLISON; b. Bet. 1809 - 1839; d. Bet. 1820 - 1920.
360. iii.   EDWARD FORBERN COLLINS, b. April 14, 1822, Rhea County, Tennesee; d. October 20, 1895, Tigertown, Texas.
  iv.   ROBERT MURPHY COLLINS, b. 1826, Tennesee; d. Bet. 1858 - 1917; m. CATHERINE WARD, September 01, 1852, DeKalb County, Alabama; b. 1834; d. Bet. 1858 - 1928.
  v.   ALBRION YOUNG COLLINS, b. 1829, Rhea County, Tennesee; d. Bet. 1830 - 1919.
  vi.   JOHN LEWIS COLLINS, b. February 07, 1831; d. Bet. 1859 - 1922; m. JANE FRAZIER, August 10, 1853, DeKalb County, Alabama.
  vii.   PALMYRA F(LEETWOOD) COLLINS, b. 1833, Alabama; d. Bet. 1856 - 1927; m. WILLIAM CHITWOOD, Bef. 1850; b. Bet. 1805 - 1833; d. Bet. 1855 - 1920.


284. JOHN10 COLLINS (JAMES *9, EDWARD8, JOHN COLLINS7 SR., CAPT. JOSEPH6 COLLINS, JOSEPH5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN *2, JOHN *1) He married (1) ELIZA January 08, 1808. He married (2) NANCY YOUNG March 18, 1816, daughter of CHRISTIAN YOUNG and NANCY HUME. She was born November 10, 1792, and died July 07, 1852 in Union County, Kentucky.

Notes for N
ANCY YOUNG:
John Collins was Nancy's 1st husband and George Whitecotton was her 2nd husband.
     
Children of J
OHN COLLINS and NANCY YOUNG are:
361. i.   JOSHUA W.11 COLLINS, b. 1817, Jefferson County, Kentucky; d. December 02, 1878, Shiloh Precint, Jefferson County, Kemtucky.
  ii.   EDWARD COLLINS.
  iii.   JAMES COLLINS.


285. JAMES W.10 COLLINS (JAMES *9, EDWARD8, JOHN COLLINS7 SR., CAPT. JOSEPH6 COLLINS, JOSEPH5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN *2, JOHN *1) was born November 09, 1805 in Virginia, and died July 11, 1867 in Union County, Kentucky. He married ELEANOR A. PITTMAN May 26, 1827 in Union County, Kentucky, daughter of K. JAMES PITTMAN. She was born October 14, 1807 in Fairfax County, Virginia, and died March 1883 in Union County, Kentucky.
     
Children of J
AMES COLLINS and ELEANOR PITTMAN are:
  i.   AMAMDA F.11 COLLINS, b. March 01, 1828; m. (1) ENOS L. GALLOWAY, April 08, 1851; m. (2) J. W. DELANEY, January 24, 1856.
  ii.   MALVINA E. COLLINS, b. June 14, 1829; m. THOMAS A. BUCKHAM, February 20, 1860.
  iii.   EDWARD GAINES COLLINS, b. October 23, 1830; d. June 29, 1852.
  iv.   WILLIAM WESLEY COLLINS, b. August 10, 1832, Union County, Kentucky; d. June 05, 1847, Union County, Kentucky.
  More About WILLIAM WESLEY COLLINS:
Burial: Old Bethel Cemetary, Union County, Kentucky

  v.   LUTHER CALVIN COLLINS, b. November 20, 1834, Kentucky; d. October 06, 1866; m. SARAH ELIZABETH DODGE, February 21, 1856.
  vi.   ISABELLA T. COLLINS, b. September 19, 1836; m. JOHN C. DIAL, December 25, 1855.
  vii.   HENRY WALLACE COLLINS, b. January 31, 1839; d. July 11, 1851, Union County, Kentucky.
  More About HENRY WALLACE COLLINS:
Burial: Old Bethel Cemetary, Union County, Kentucky

  viii.   MARTHA ANN COLLINS, b. January 01, 1841; m. WILLIAM WILSON.
  ix.   MARY ADELINE COLLINS, b. February 10, 1843; m. MAUDLEY WINSTEAD, January 1861.
362. x.   JAMES ROLAND MANSFIELD COLLINS, b. October 1847, Union County, Kentucky; d. August 1871, Union County, Kentucky.


286. JEREMIAH W. "REV."10 COLLINS (JAMES *9, EDWARD8, JOHN COLLINS7 SR., CAPT. JOSEPH6 COLLINS, JOSEPH5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN *2, JOHN *1) was born Abt. 1788 in Virginia, and died April 1853 in Union County, Kentucky. He married SARAH ANN YOUNG July 07, 1806 in Jefferson County, Kentucky, daughter of CHRISTIAN YOUNG and NANCY HUME. She was born December 12, 1793 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.

Notes for J
EREMIAH W. "REV." COLLINS:
Sopurce: Book 1 page 56, Union County, Kentucky.

The Will of Jeremiah W. Collins

I Jeremiah W. Collins of the County of Union and state of Kentucky, being of sound mind and disposing memory but in bad health do make this my Last Will and Testament in name and sound wit. I give unto my beloved wife, Sarah Collins, Six Hundred Dollars cash in hand, also my two negro girls, Clara and Darcus Ann, during her natural life for her comfort and support and at the death of my said wife, I give the above named girl, Darcus Ann, Mariam E. Smith, and the said girl, Clara, I will to my son Phillip Collins if he thinks proper to take her as his Hundred Dollars out of his share of my estate, and if not she is to be sold and divided as other estate. I will to my said wife, Sarah Collins, so much of my said ______together with household and kitchen furniture, stock, ____ and which may be necessary that is on the farm as she may think Necessary for her comfort and support during her life. I will to my daughter, Mariam E. Smith, One Hundred Dollars in addition to the girl Darcus Ann. I will at the death of my said wife that the farm and all my land be sold and the proceeds to be divided equally between my children and the heirs so as my son, Christopher G. Collins' heirs, shall receive one part, and Zacheus Collins' heirs one part, and to my daughter, Juliann Collins Dodge heirs one part and my son Edward Collins' heirs one part, and my daughter Nancy Wallace heirs one part, and my daughter America I. Clemants heirs one part, and my daughter Elizabeth Hosman's heirs one part. It is expressly my will that the heirs of the above named deceased children shall receive their part and to my son James Collins, one part, and to my son Phillip Collins one part. One part to my daughter Mariam E. Smith after deducting the _____ of the before named girl, Darcus Ann and the One Hundred Dollars, one equal part, my ____ is that my estate be equally divided between my living children and the bodily heirs of the above named deceased children. I will if my wife whencecnot wish to keep all my ___ property that she may sell so much as she may think proper and use the proceeds for her comfort and support. I hereby appoint my son Phillip Collins and James B. Wallarce executors of this my last will and testament, and guardian for the heirs of the before named deceased children during their minority. In testament whereof I hereto set my hand an seal this 20th day of April 1852.

Witness:

John Dyer Jeremiah W. Collins
E.G. Collins His Mark

The foregoing Last Will and Testament of Jeremiah Collins, deceased, was this day produced in open Court and found to be the ____ of John Dyer and E.G.Collins to witnes thereto and ordered to be recorded which is done accordingly. Jeremiah Collins married Sarah Young in Jefferson County, Kentucky on July 7. 1806.

Source: "History of Union County, Kentucky. 1886, page 306.

Little Bethel Church

"Little Bethel Church" was constituted in Union County, Kentucky, September 14, 1820, with nine members, viz: William Hammack, Jeremiah Collins, Asher Cox, Charles Buck, Elder, W.C. Buck, Peggy Young, Sarah Collins, Elizabeth Young and Christopher Young. Presbytery, John Flynn, Help, Henry Morris, James Berry and Burgess S. Moody.
The first meeting after constitution was held at the home of Elder W.C. Buck on Tuesday, September 26, 1820. Elder Buck was Moderator, and was chosen pastor of the church. Delegates were chosen to meet with the Highland Association. The brethren having no house to meet in, met at private houses until September, 1821, when they removed to a house they had erected in June 1821. This year messingers were chosen to meet with Highland Association. In November, 1823, help was appointed by request, to aid the constitution of a church at morganfield. September, 1825 Brother Collins was then ordained deacon and Brother James McMahan assistant. September 1830, the church was ten years old, and numbered nineteen members. The church met very regurlarly, but gave very little information as to the business tranactions. March, 1834, Brother John D. Davis was ordained deacon by Brother William Morrison. September, 1835, the Highland Association, having just closed her last session at the church, passed a resolution and gave the church some advice, which this church considered not in accordance with the word of God, and could not receive it; and at her next meeting, in October following, excluded John D. Davis and eight members for not adhering to the rules of the church.
November, 1835, James W. Collins and E.G. Collins were chosen deacons in the place of the two excluded. September, 1836, the church withdrew from the Highland Association for calling in question and nullifing her acts. May, 1837, she called Elder R. Jones to preach for her. August, 1837, Brother James W. Collins was licensed to preach. In October, 1835, the church held a meeting, was much received and had about thirty-five additions. June, 1838, the church declared herself in favor of missions. January, 1839, Brother J.W. Harpold was licensed to preach. In 1840, the church now twenty years old, numbered fifty-six members. At her meeting in January she dismissed eighteen members to constitute a church at Caseyville. April, 1840 James W. Collins was ordained Elder and John Withers was chosen Deacon. May, 1840, Elder James W. Collins was chosen pastor. In 1841, J. Withers was licensed to preach. In 1842 he was ordained to the ministry, by Elder W. Morrison, J. Bourd and J.E. Grace. In 1842 he was chosen Pastor. In 1848 James W. Collins was chosen Deacon. The church at that time agreed to build a new house of worship. In 1850, the church, now thirty years old, numbered seventy-three members.
That is the last entry concerning James W. Collins, his death date is not given but is thought to be around 1853.
     
Children of J
EREMIAH COLLINS and SARAH YOUNG are:
363. i.   JOHN W.11 COLLINS, b. Union County, Kentucky.
364. ii.   CHRISTOPHER GREENUP COLLINS, b. January 1808, Union County, Kentucky; d. September 1850, Union County, Kentucky.
365. iii.   AMERICA JANE COLLINS, b. 1810; d. July 10, 1850.
366. iv.   NANCY COLLINS, b. 1810; d. Bef. 1851.
  v.   ELIZABETH SHERMAN COLLINS, b. 1814; m. THOMPSON HASEMAN, July 30, 1834, Union County, Kentucky.
  vi.   JULIAN ANN COLLINS, b. December 22, 1816, Union County, Kentucky; d. June 14, 1850, Union County, Kentucky; m. JOSEPH CURRY "SQUIRE" DODGE, August 02, 1838, Union County, Kentucky.
367. vii.   ZACHEUS COLLINS, b. 1818; d. Bef. 1851.
368. viii.   EDWARD COLLINS, b. Abt. 1820, Union County, Kentucky; d. 1854, Union County, Kentucky.
369. ix.   PHILLIP COLLINS, b. November 30, 1822, Union County, Kentucky; d. August 05, 1884, Union County, Kentucky.
  x.   JAMES WASHINGTON COLLINS, b. 1829, Union County, Kentucky.
370. xi.   MARIAM ERASTUS COLLINS, b. April 20, 1829, Union County, Kentucky; d. October 26, 1856, Union County, Kentucky.


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