My Collins Family
Here are bits and pieces of my Collins family history, gathered from many sources and researchers. If you have any information to add, clarify, or dispute, please email me and let me know. I will welcome all comments and new cousins ! This is a very sparse family tree, as I lost a lot of my information when I merged my file with another researchers. I welcome any documented additions.
Descendants of Griffin Collins Sr
Generation No. 1
1. GRIFFIN COLLINS1 SR was born 1773 in North Carolina. He married MOSSIE (MARTHA).
(I have found in my research that “Mossie” is a nickname for Martha. Her name was Martha on one of the census records, and simply “Massey” or “Mossie” on others. Some believe her name was Martha MASSEY..I am not yet convinced).
Children of GRIFFIN SR and MOSSIE (MARTHA) are:
2.i.WILLIAM2 COLLINS, b. 1795, North Carolina.
3.ii.GRIFFIN COLLINS JR, b. 1796, North Carolina.
iii.NANCY COLLINS, b. 1798; m. MR ROBINSON.
4.iv.ALLEN COLLINS, b. 1803, Tennessee.
5.v.ALEXANDER COLLINS, b. 1816, Tennessee.
vi.BETSY COLLINS, b. 1817. *always with parents on census, may not have married
6.vii.RILEY COLLINS, b. 1818 m Emaline McGinnis
2. WILLIAM2 COLLINS (GRIFFIN COLLINS1 SR) was born 1795 in North Carolina. He married SARAH.
Children of WILLIAM COLLINS and SARAH are:
i.MARY3 COLLINS, b. 1826.
ii.SARAH COLLINS, b. 1828; m. ISAAC MASSENGILL.
iii.NANCY E COLLINS, b. 1830.
iv.WILLIAM A COLLINS, b. 1833.
v.HIRAM COLLINS, b. 1835.
vi.THOMAS COLLINS, b. 1838.
vii.CATHERINE COLLINS, b. 1840.
viii.CYNTHIA COLLINS, b. 1842.
ix.JAMES COLLINS, b. 1846.
3. GRIFFIN COLLINS2 JR (GRIFFIN COLLINS1 SR) was born 1796 in North Carolina. He married MATILDA MACKEY/MCKEE. *this surname for Matilda NOT verified.
Children of GRIFFIN JR and MATILDA MACKEY/MCKEE are:
7.i.MARY(POLLY)3 COLLINS, b. 1830, Tennessee.
8.ii.ANDREW COLLINS, b. 1832, Grainger Co Tennessee.
iii.MORNING COLLINS, b. 1833.
9.iv.LEWIS COLLINS, b. 1834, Tennessee.
10.v.GRIFFIN COLLINS, b. 1835, Grainger Co Tennessee.
vi.MATILDA COLLINS, b. 1837, Lee Co Va.
11.vii.BERRY COLLINS, b. 1839, Lee Co Va.
viii.AARON COLLINS, b. 1840.
ix.DAVID COLLINS, b. 1841, Lee Co Va.
x.CALEB COLLINS, b. 1844, Russell Co Va; m. RUTH. (twin to Josuah)
xi.JOSUAH COLLINS, b. 1844.
xii.ENOCH COLLINS, b. 1846, Russell Co. Va; m. CINDIE CAUDILL.
xiii.RUTH COLLINS, b. 1850, Russell Co. Va.
4. ALLEN2 COLLINS (GRIFFIN COLLINS1 SR) was born 1803 in Tennessee. He married BIDDY (OBEDIENCE) COLLINS October 24, 1827.
Children of ALLEN COLLINS and BIDDY COLLINS are:
i.MAHALA3 COLLINS, b. 1825.
ii.JAMES COLLINS, b. 1830.
iii.PAULINA COLLINS, b. 1832.
iv.DELILA COLLINS, b. 1833.
v.JERRY COLLINS, b. 1836.
vi.CELIA COLLINS, b. 1838.
vii.ELIZABETH COLLINS, b. 1841.
5. ALEXANDER2 COLLINS (GRIFFIN COLLINS1 SR) was born 1816 in Tennessee. He married ELIZABETH.
Children of ALEXANDER COLLINS and ELIZABETH are:
i.MALINDA3 COLLINS, b. 1840.
ii.JOHN COLLINS, b. 1843, Tenn.
iii.ELIZA COLLINS, b. 1845, Tenn.
iv.AMANDA COLLINS, b. 1848, Tenn.
6. RILEY2 COLLINS (GRIFFIN COLLINS1 SR) was born 1818. He married EMALINE MCGINNIS.
Children of RILEY COLLINS and EMALINE MCGINNIS are:
i.BERRY3 COLLINS, b. 1855.
ii.MARY ANN COLLINS, b. 1858.
iii.CALEB COLLINS, b. 1860.
iv.ELIZABETH COLLINS, b. 1870.
v.IRA G COLLINS, b. 1882.
vi.RYLY COLLINS, b. 1879.
Generation No. 3
7. MARY(POLLY)3 COLLINS (GRIFFIN COLLINS2 JR, GRIFFIN COLLINS1 SR) was born 1830 in Tennessee. She married SAMUEL P COX, son of WILLIAM A COX.
Note: a picture of Mary "Polly" Collins Cox appears in the book; Melungeons: A Resurrection of a Proud People by N. Brent Kennedy.
Children of MARY(POLLY) COLLINS and SAMUEL COX are:
i.ELIZABETH4 COX, b. 1853, Va.
ii.VITHEY COX, b. 1855.
iii.WILLIAM COX, b. 1857.
iv.MARY COX, b. 1861, Va.
v.BERRY COX, b. 1864, Va.
vi.MATILDA COX, b. 1864, Va.
vii.EMALINE COX, b. 1866.
8. ANDREW3 COLLINS (GRIFFIN COLLINS2 JR, GRIFFIN COLLINS1 SR) was born 1832 in Grainger Co Tennessee. He married MARTHA PERRY November 14, 1860 in Wise Co Va, daughter of NATHAN PERRY and MARY COLLINS.
Children of ANDREW COLLINS and MARTHA PERRY are:
i.ELI H4 COLLINS, b. 1860, Va.
ii.FRANKLIN COLLINS, b. 1861, Va.*one source tells me this child belongs to Morning (Andrews sister)
iii.CAROLINE COLLINS, b. 1868.
9. LEWIS3 COLLINS (GRIFFIN COLLINS2 JR, GRIFFIN COLLINS1 SR) was born 1834 in Tennessee. He married CHARITY MATILDA PERRY.
Children of LEWIS COLLINS and CHARITY PERRY are:
12.i.NOAH4 COLLINS, b. 1856, Virginia.
ii.NANCY COLLINS, b. 1858.
13.iii.MARY J. COLLINS, b. 1859, Va.
iv.WILLIAM R COLLINS, b. 1863, Virginia; m. ELIZABETH JANE STAPLETON, April 08, 1885.
v.FRANCIS M COLLINS, b. 1866, Va.
vi.MATILDA R COLLINS, b. 1867.
vii.LUCY L COLLINS, b. 1870, Va.
viii.DAVID A COLLINS, b. 1877.
ix.ROAN R COLLINS, b. 1878.
10. GRIFFIN3 COLLINS (GRIFFIN COLLINS2 JR, GRIFFIN COLLINS1 SR) was born 1835 in Grainger Co Tennessee. He married (1) RACHEL ANN COLLINS March 17, 1858. He married (2) MARGARET MILAM 1878.
Children of GRIFFIN COLLINS and RACHEL COLLINS are:
i.NELSON4 COLLINS, b. 1859.
14.ii.SARAH COLLINS, b. May 17, 1863, Virginia; d. August 05, 1930, Johnson County, Kentucky.
iii.MARY COLLINS, b. 1866.
15.iv.WILLIAM SHERMAN COLLINS, b. January 30, 1868, Wise Co Va; d. April 11, 1951, Floyd County, Kentucky.
v.CALVIN COLLINS, b. 1870.
vi.ISAAC COLLINS, b. 1871.
vii.HULDA COLLINS, b. 1874. m SAYLOR
viii.FRANKLIN P COLLINS, b. October 09, 1877; d. August 05, 1934; m. SARELDA.
Child of GRIFFIN COLLINS and MARGARET MILAM is:
ix.EMMA4 COLLINS, b. 1888.
11. BERRY3 COLLINS (GRIFFIN COLLINS2 JR, GRIFFIN COLLINS1 SR) was born 1839 in Lee Co Va. He married MARY ANN.
Children of BERRY COLLINS and MARY ANN are:
i.HERMAN4 COLLINS, b. 1859, Va.
ii.SUSANAH COLLINS, b. 1866; m. ABRAHAM MASTERS, September 07, 1885.
Generation No. 4
12. NOAH4 COLLINS (LEWIS3, GRIFFIN COLLINS2 JR, GRIFFIN COLLINS1 SR) was born 1856 in Virginia. He married MARGARET E TIPTON March 22, 1876.
Children of NOAH COLLINS and MARGARET TIPTON are:
i.SOLA L5 COLLINS, b. 1878.
ii.WILLIAM L COLLINS, b. 1879.
13. MARY J.4 COLLINS (LEWIS3, GRIFFIN COLLINS2 JR, GRIFFIN COLLINS1 SR) was born 1859 in Va. She married NOAH A HUBBARD March 27, 1878.
Child of MARY COLLINS and NOAH HUBBARD is:
i.MARY A5 HUBBARD, b. 1880.
14. SARAH4 COLLINS (GRIFFIN3, GRIFFIN COLLINS2 JR, GRIFFIN COLLINS1 SR) was born May 17, 1863 in Virginia, and died August 05, 1930 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She married JOHN M. COLVIN December 23, 1881 in Johnson County, Kentucky, son of ASA COLVIN and POLLY MAHAN.
Children of SARAH COLLINS and JOHN COLVIN are:
ii.OSCAR COLVIN, b. April 24, 1890.
iii.MARY L. COLVIN, b. December 1892.
iv.MARTHA COLVIN, b. January 1893.
v.HERSHEL COLVIN, b. August 11, 1898.
15. WILLIAM SHERMAN4 COLLINS (GRIFFIN3, GRIFFIN COLLINS2 JR, GRIFFIN COLLINS1 SR) was born January 30, 1868 in Wise Co Va, and died April 11, 1951 in Floyd County, Kentucky. He married LOUISA BOWLIN December 15, 1888 in Floyd County, Kentucky, daughter of DANIEL BOWLIN and FANNY HALBERT.
Children of WILLIAM COLLINS and LOUISA BOWLIN are:
16.i.DANIEL HARRISON5 COLLINS, b. 1890. m BETTY JANE ROBINSON
17.ii.WILLIAM NELSON COLLINS, b. April 18, 1891, Floyd County, Kentucky; d. September 19, 1975, Floyd County, Kentucky. m GYPSY ANN FARMER
iii.JOHN HENRY COLLINS, b. 1893; m. ANNA SENTERS.
iv.LODINA COLLINS, b. 1894. m J. P. MORGAN
18.v.MALCOLM HOLBERT COLLINS, b. 1899. m (1) Elizabeth CLEVENGER m (2) Jane NELSON
19.vi.EDNA NAOMI COLLINS, b. October 23, 1901; d. June 01, 1974. m JOHN DIXON
vii.THEODORE COLLINS, b. 1906. m BETTY REFFITT
Generation No. 5
16. DANIEL HARRISON5 COLLINS (WILLIAM SHERMAN4, GRIFFIN3, GRIFFIN COLLINS2 JR, GRIFFIN COLLINS1 SR) was born 1890. He married BETTY JANE ROBINSON.
Children of DANIEL COLLINS and BETTY ROBINSON are:
i.SARAH ANN6 COLLINS, b. 1917.
ii.MARTHA COLLINS, b. 1915.
iii.JOHN HENRY COLLINS, b. 1918.
17. WILLIAM NELSON5 COLLINS (WILLIAM SHERMAN4, GRIFFIN3, GRIFFIN COLLINS2 JR, GRIFFIN COLLINS1 SR) was born April 18, 1891 in Floyd County, Kentucky, and died September 19, 1975 in Floyd County, Kentucky. He married GYPSY ANN FARMER August 10, 1915 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, daughter of JAMES FARMER and MARY DYE.
Children of WILLIAM COLLINS and GYPSY FARMER are:
i.EDNA GRACE6 COLLINS. d young
20.ii.MARY ALICE COLLINS. m HARRY E. LAYNE
iii.SYLVIA COLLINS. d young
iv.LEVICY COLLINS, b. 1916; d. June 1926, Floyd County, Kentucky.
21.v.MALCOLM HOLBERT COLLINS, b. 1919.m EDITH HALL
22.vi.WILLIE SHERMAN COLLINS, b. December 04, 1920, Floyd County, Ky; d. July 29, 1973, Plymouth, In.m FAIRY BELLE BURCHETT
23.vii.MAGGIE COLLINS, b. April 01, 1923; d. July 11, 1958. m CARL WILEY
24.viii.LYDIA FRANCES COLLINS, b. July 08, 1926, Floyd County, Kentucky.m (1) SAM CRIDER m (2) THOMAS BURGA
25.ix.HASCUE COLLINS, b. March 16, 1928, Floyd County, Ky; d. April 15, 1995, Leesburg, Indiana. m MARY LOU HATFIELD
26.x.LIZZIE MAE COLLINS, b. September 1930. m JAMES D. McGUIRE
27.xi.NELSON JR COLLINS, b. November 1936. m RUBY SHELL
28.xii.MILDRED IRENE COLLINS, b. September 1941. m VERNON POWERS
18. MALCOLM HOLBERT5 COLLINS (WILLIAM SHERMAN4, GRIFFIN3, GRIFFIN COLLINS2 JR, GRIFFIN COLLINS1 SR) was born 1899. He married (1) ELIZABETH CLEVENGER. He married (2) JANE NELSON.
Children of MALCOLM COLLINS and ELIZABETH CLEVENGER are:
i.HAZEL6 COLLINS. m DANIEL GOODMAN
19. EDNA NAOMI5 COLLINS (WILLIAM SHERMAN4, GRIFFIN3, GRIFFIN COLLINS2 JR, GRIFFIN COLLINS1 SR) was born October 23, 1901, and died June 01, 1974. She married JOHN DIXON.
Child of EDNA COLLINS and JOHN DIXON is:
i.WILBURN THOMAS6 DIXON.
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