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1. William Collings, 1195, M. Born in probably NJ. William died in ~1787 in Nelson Co., KY.

 

1.  William and wife Ann joined the Scotch Plains Baptist church in 1747 and 1749.

The Scotch Plains Baptist Church is now located in Union Co., NJ.  In 1747 it wasin Elizabeth  Twp., Essex County.  In 1747, fifteen person  who lived in the  Scotch Plains area petitioned the Piscataway Church for permission to organize a separate church.  “Among the members as of 5 Aug 1747 were Benjamin Collins and William Collins...” (From Linnea B. Foster CGRS, Madison, NJ in  letter to Connie  Hackman, 2 Jun 1996.)

 

2.  William Collings witnessed the will of Abraham Elston in 1751.

 

3.  William Collins, William Elstone and Samuel Elston were all isted as freeholders in Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., NJ as of  1 Sep 1755.

 

4.  William Elston Collings bought land at Scotch Plains in 1768.

 

5.  William Collins and his wife asked for a Letter of Dismission from the Scotch Plains Baptist Church as they had removed to VA.  Entered into church records on 2 Feb 1780.

 

6. 

THE WILL OF WILLIAM COLLINGS

 

"In the name of God, Amen, I, William Collings, of Nelson County, and State of Virginia, being of sound and perfect understanding, though weak and low in body, do make this my last will and Testament:

 

"Imprimis: I give and bequeath my soul to God my maker, humbly praying he will in mercy receive it.

 

"Imprimis: I give my body to the earth to be turned into corruption, in sure and certain hope of its resurrection at the last day.

 

"And for my worldly goods:

 

"Item: I will and require that all my debts be justly paid by the direction of my true and loving friend, John McGee, whom I have chosen by his own consent to be my whole and sole executor to see this my last will and testament performed.

 

"Item: I give and bequeath unto my loving wife, Anne, the lot of land I now live on, with all its buildings and improvements (An entire line is missing here at the fold of the paper) by my youngest son, Thomas, She giving him half the production of said farm, to who I Will and Bequeath one horse and all my farming utensils at the death of my wife.

 

"Item: I give to my grandson, Isaac Collings, son of Zebulon Collings fifteen Pounds Virginia Currency on Condition that he lives with and is obedient to his grandmother during her life.

 

"Item: I will and desire that after the Demise of my loving wife, Anne, the lot of land I now live on with all the rest of my worldly goods be equally divided between my children, viz: Zebulon Collings, Spencer, Elizabeth, William Elston and Thomas Collings.

 

"Signed and sealed in presence of us

 

David Ruby, John Peak, William Goff

 

"(On the reverse of the dccument)

 

/s/William Collings

 

"At a Court held for Nelson County on the 11th day of December, 1787, the last Will and Testament of William Collings, Dec'd., was produced by John McGee, the Executor therein mentioned and being proved by the oaths of David Ruby, John Peak and William Goff, the subscribing witnesses, was ordered to record.

 

"Teste: /s/ Isaac Morrison, Clk

 

"William Collings will Proved 11 Dec., 1787.

"Recorded in Book 1, page 31

 

"Transcribed at the Nelson County, Kentucky, Court House, by Carl Robert Bogardus, Sr., M.D., Austin, Indiana, 1964."

 

6.  From Journal of George Heinrich Crist - an  account of the New Madrid Earthquake

(This from Sandi Gorin who found these entries while researching the New Madrid Earthquake.  Bill Yates cites the journal as “spurious” and believes that the whole journal/account book or whatever is  fabricated.  Email communication 10/5/01.)

 

23 January 1812

"What are we gonna do? You cannot fight it cause you do not know how. It is not something that you can see. In a storm you can see the sky and it shows dark clouds and you know that you might get strong winds but this you can not see anything but a house that just lays in a pile on the ground - not scattered around and trees that just falls over with the roots still on it. The earth quake or what ever it is come again today. It was as bad or worse than the one in December. We lost our Amandy Jane in this one - a log fell on her. We will bury her upon the hill under a clump of trees where Besys Ma and Pa is buried. A lot of people thinks that the devil has come here. Some thinks that this is the beginning of the world coming to a end.

 

William married Anne (Elston)?, 1196, F. Born in probably  NJ. Anne died in Nelson Co., KY.

 

1.  Anne's maiden name remains unproven but circumstantial evidence points to her being an Elston/Elstone/Alston.  Supposedly worshiped at church in Scotch Plains, NJ.  Elston/Elstone/ Alston names that show up in Middlesex Co., NJ and all seem to refer to the same family.  From research of Connie Hackman.

 

2.  Several submissions to WFT suggest Anne's maiden name was Nowlin - Anne Elizabeth Nowlin.  An Ana Catherine Nowlin is the purported mother of George Henrich Crist who married Elizabeth Collings.  Ana was named after her mother, Ana Elizabeth Tillman.  I have not found an Ana Elizabeth Nowlin unless John H. Nowlin died and Ana Elizabeth (Tillman) Nowlin remarried under her married name.

 

3.  Judith Jones reports her as born 1723 in Essex Co., NJ and that her father was Spencer Elston.

 

4.  Bill Yates reports that the document in which the following was found is suspect and should not be relied upon.

 

An account of the New Madrid Earthquake was recorded by George Heinrich Crist, residing at the time in the north-central Kentucky county of Nelson, near the present location of Louisville.

 

23 January 1812

"What are we gonna do? You cannot fight it cause you do not know how. It is not something that you can see. In a storm you can see the sky and it shows dark clouds and you know that you might get strong winds but this you can not see anything but a house that just lays in a pile on the ground - not scattered around and trees that just falls over with the roots still on it. The earth quake or what ever it is come again today. It was as bad or worse than the one in December. We lost our Amandy Jane in this one - a log fell on her. We will bury her upon the hill under a clump of trees where Besys Ma and Pa is buried. A lot of people thinks that the devil has come here. Some thinks that this is the beginning of the world coming to a end.

 

They had the following children:

          2            i.          Zebulon, 2856, M (~1745->1804)

          3           ii.          Spencer, 2857, M (~1750-~1821)

          4          iii.          William Elston, 1177, M (~1758-1828)

          5          iv.          Thomas, 2859, M (1760-1842)

          6           v.          Elizabeth “Betsy”, 2858, F

 


 

Second Generation

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2. Zebulon Collings (William1), 2856, M. Born abt 1745 in NJ. Zebulon died in Nelson Co., KY, aft 10 Sep 1804; he was 59.

 

1.   Ronald McComb <rmccomb@northlink.com>

 

2.   athomas@claynet.com - lists birth as 30 Oct 1746

 

3.  A partial list of residents of Brashear’s Station included: Wm Brashear Sr and his family (wife Anne; children, Nicholas Ray, William Jr, Joseph, Sally, Elizabeth, Nancy and Jemima); Jacob From Sr and his brother Paul and Jacob’s family (Jacob Jr, Isaac and Absolom); Thomas Phelps and children (Anthony, Guy, Edwin, Lucy); John Ray, Nicholas Ray, Nicholas Crist, Parmenas Briscoe, Wm Shain, David Hawkins, Sr, David Hawkins, Jr, John Hawkins, James Daugherty, Spencer Collings, Wm E Collings, Thomas Collings, Zebulon Collings, Peter Cummins and his family, John R Gaither & his wife Mary, Ben Pope Sr, Ben Pope Jr, Worden Pope, Elizabeth Cummins, Cornelius Bogart, Wm Overall & John Overall, Benjamin Ray, Peter Potmy and Nancy his wife, Timothy Cummins, Fatima McClelland, Sally Thomas, Thomas Dowdall and James Dowdall, Thomas McGee, John McGee and Patrick MCGee.

 

Zebulon first married Mary Johnston, 7842, F.

 

They had the following children:

          7            i.          William, 7844, M (1766-1846)

          8           ii.          Benjamin, 7845, M (1769-1830)

          9          iii.          Sarah, 7846, F (1771-)

        10          iv.          Isaac, 4328, M (1774-)

        11           v.          Ann, 7847, F (1776-)

 

On 23 Mar 1789 when Zebulon was 44, he second married Elizabeth Heady, 7843, F, daughter of Thomas Heady, 11237, M (~1725-) & Rebecca Stillwell, 11238, F (~1733-), in Nelson Co., KY. Born in ~1754 in NJ.

 

1.  No children found from marriage to Zebulon Collings.

 

2.  mhorton@gte.net - birthdate

 

3.   athomas@claynet.com lists marriage year as 1790 and lists Elizabeth under her married name of Truax.

 

3. Spencer Collings (William1), 2857, M. Born abt 1750. Spencer died abt 1821; he was 71.

 

1.  A partial list of residents of Brashear’s Station, mentioned in the previous tip, included: Wm Brashear Sr and his family (wife Anne; children, Nicholas Ray, William Jr, Joseph, Sally, Elizabeth, Nancy and Jemima); Jacob From Sr and his brother Paul and Jacob’s family (Jacob Jr, Isaac and Absolom); Thomas Phelps and children (Anthony, Guy, Edwin, Lucy); John Ray, Nichoas Ray, Nicholas Crist, Parmenas Briscoe, Wm Shain, David Hawkins, Sr, David Hawkins, Jr, John Hawkins, James Daugherty, Spencer Collings, Wm E Collings, Thomas Collings, Zebulon Collings, Peter Cummins and his family, John R Gaither & his wife Mary, Ben Pope Sr, Ben Pope Jr, Worden Pope, Elizabeth Cummins, Cornelius Bogart, Wm Overall & John Overall, Benjamin Ray, Peter Potmy and Nancy his wife, Timothy Cummins, Fatima McClelland, Sally Thomas, Thmas Dowdall and James Dowdall, Thomas McGee, John McGee and Patrick MCGee.

 

 

2.  Will probated 4 Nov 1821, Nelson Co., KY. Will recorded Nelson Co., KY, Book I, p. 31.  Bullitt Co., KY Will Book, A, p. 15.

 

3.  Jefferson County  Court Minute Book A page 14

At Court held December 3, 1782, the following persons were entitled by an

Act of Assembly passed May last to 400 acres of land each, and it was

ordered that the County Surveyor lay off to them according.

COLLINS, SPENCER

 

Spencer married Jane Jones, 3889, F.

 

They had the following children:

        12            i.          Rachel, 3890, F

        13           ii.          Mary, 3891, F

        14          iii.          William, 3892, M

        15          iv.          Spencer, 3893, M (1776-)

        16           v.          Jane “Jincy”, 3894, F (1778-1835)

 

4. William Elston Collings (William1), 1177, M. Born abt 1758 in PA? William Elston died in Scott Co., IN, on 25 Nov 1828; he was 70. Buried in Pigeon Roost Cemetery.

 

1.  On Escherodes list  of VA soldiers, special report of 1822, p. 106.  George Rogers Clark's Western Army.

 

2.  Known as "Longknife".

 

3.  "Patrick Henry Esquire governor ofthe commonwealth of Virginia.  To all to  whom these presents shall come  greeting know ye, that by the virtue and in consideration of part of a land office treasury warrant number 1666 and issued   the 15th day of October 1779 there is granted by  the said Commmonwealth unto the said William Elston Collings a certain tract or parcel of land, containing three hundred and  twenty five acres by survey on the waters of Coxes Creek and bounded as followeth to wit,  Beginning at three white oaks corner to  Zebulon Collings mark......In Witness whereof the said Patrick Henry esquire governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia hath hereunto  set his hand  and caused the lesser seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond, on the second  day of December in the year of our  Lord one thousand seven hundred and eight five and the Commonwealth the tenth.  /s/P.Henry"

 

Collings, Wm Elsten

  Acres: 325 Book: 5

  Survey Date: ---- County: Jefferson

  WaterCourse: Coxes Cr Page:

  Township: Range:

  Reference: THE KENTUCKY LAND GRANTS

Volume 1, Part 1, CHAPTER II

VIRGINIA GRANTS (1782-1792)

THE COUNTIES OF KENTUCKY

page 39

 

4.  Outside of Louisville, a little north of Fairdale, running south along the eastern foot of the Knobs as they are known in Kentucky, crossing Salt River, extending as far south as Bardstown Junction in Bullitt County, lies what was once called the most noted section of the state in pioneer times. It’s heart was known as Bullitt’s Lick – and is claim to fame was salt.

 

Brashear’s Station began in the spring of 1779 when 17-18 men left another fort at the Falls of the Ohio. Isaac Froman told the story of their trip along with his father, Jacob Froman, who were members of that expedition. Following a buffalo trail, they came to Bullitt’s Lick. This was a hub of many buffalo roads who came to this spot from all directions like the spokes of a wheel. They passed through the Blue Lick Gap in the Knob, turned east away from the Bullitt’s Lick, followed another buffalo path that led up Salt River on the north. Just below the mouth of Floyd’s Fork, the buffaloes forded the river. About 1 1ŕ4 miles from this crossing, a fort was erected. In the historical accounts, Brasher’s Stations was referred to as “Salt River Garrison” by Richard Collins. Many times in the old accounts these two were spoken of as two different locations, but it is believed they were one in the same. Jacob Froman stayed at this station a scant two years and in 1791 moved to a branch of Cox’s Creek in Nelson County and built a fort not far from Rogers’ Station.

 

 

A partial list of residents of Brashear’s Station, mentioned in the previous tip, included: Wm Brashear Sr and his family (wife Anne; children, Nicholas Ray, William Jr, Joseph, Sally, Elizabeth, Nancy and Jemima); Jacob From (Froman) Sr and his brother Paul and Jacob’s family (Jacob Jr, Isaac and Absolom); Thomas Phelps and children (Anthony, Guy, Edwin, Lucy); John Ray, Nichoas Ray, Nicholas Crist, Parmenas Briscoe, Wm Shain, David Hawkins, Sr, David Hawkins, Jr, John Hawkins, James Daugherty, Spencer Collings, Wm E Collings, Thomas Collings, Zebulon Collings, Peter Cummins and his family, John R Gaither & his wife Mary, Ben Pope Sr, Ben Pope Jr, Worden Pope, Elizabeth Cummins, Cornelius Bogart, Wm Overall & John Overall, Benjamin Ray, Peter Potmy and Nancy his wife, Timothy Cummins, Fatima McClelland, Sally Thomas, Thomas Dowdall and James Dowdall, Thomas McGee, John McGee and Patrick MCGee.

 

John Filson, Kentucke, and the Adventures of Col. Daniel Boone, New York, 1839, p. 156.

Lewis & Richard H. Collins, History of Kentucky (Covington, 1882), Volume II, 17-18.

Thomas D. Clark, A History of Kentucky (New York, 1937), p. 9.

Willard Rouse Jillson, Pioneer Kentucky, p. 96.

Robert E McDowell, Filson Club Historical Quarterly, July 1956, Cvol 30, pp. 241-69.

 

5.  Indiana Land Entries

 

Vol’s 1 and 3

 

c1984 & 1986 Janet C Cowan

 

Vol. 1 Jefferson Land Entries:                               

 

03584  COLLINS Wm E         IN  Clark         NW S17 T02  N07E  160 1814  07 12

 

09086  COLLINS Wm E         IN  Clark         NW S17 T02  N07E  160  1816 02 22

 

03060  COLLINS Wm E         IN  Clark         NW S17 T02  N07E  160  1814 01 25

 

01592  COLLINS Wm E         IN  Clark         NW S17 T02  N07E  160  1811 12 18

 

01511  COLLINS Wm E         IN  Clark         NW S17 T02  N07E  160  1811 11 09

 

 

 

6.  Extracted from the account of John Dillon. History of Indiana, 1859

pp492-494 and "Pigeon Roost Massacre" by Lizzie D. Coleman 1904. As

printed in "The Collings, Richeys and The Pigeon Roost Massacre"

compiled by Constance A. Hackman, Leona M. Lawson and Kenneth Scott.

                                                   

On the afternoon of the third of September, 1812, Elias Payne and a man whose name was Coffman were hunting for "bee trees" in the woods about two miles north of the Pigeon Roost settlement and were surprised and killed by a party of Indians. This party of Indians, which consisted of ten or twelve warriors, nearly all of whom were Shawnee, then attacked the Pigeon Roost settlement about sunset and, in the space of about one hour, they killed one man, five women and sixteen children.

 

"Jeremiah Payne (who lived near the fort at Vienna, but seven miles north from Pigeon Roost) was warned of danger when his cows, bellowing very loud, came running to the house with spears and arrows stuck in their sides. Taking his wife and only child, Lewis, to the fort at Vienna, the father started on foot to warn his only brother, Elias (who lived five miles away), of their threatened trouble. He ran in a "turkey trot", as he called it - but too late. He found that the Indians had been before him and already done their deadly work. The wife and seven children of his brother had been massacred - parts of their bodies cut into strips and strung around trees...."

 

"Another unprotected woman, Mrs. Richard Collings, and her seven children (Mr. Collings being away in the service of the government), are soon in the thralldom of the savage mob in their own home. Their lives are soon taken."

 

"Going southwest from here, they met Mrs. Rachel Collings (wife of Henry) who had just returned home from Payne's where she had been to get spools for warping. Words are inadequate for describing the barbarity of results here. Mrs. Collings was pregnant at the time and after having been made the victim of the Indian mob, the child was taken from the womb and scalped.Afterwards they found the body of the baby laid on the bosom of the woman. The incentive to such a diabolical deed was the five-dollar British reward offered for each scalp."

 

They next approached the home of William E. "Longknife" Collings. "In the Collings home on this memorable afternoon was the aged father William, Lydia and Captain Norris, an old Indian

fighter, who had engaged in the battle of Tippecanoe and was here now to warn the settlers of their threatened danger." He "had come to confer with them concerning the need of a fort."

 

"The Captain and Collings had been talking but a short time, perhaps no more than an hour." "...Captain Norris espied the Indians approaching." Collings said they should go into the cabin and

fight and he handed one gun to Captain Norris. Norris had been severely wounded at the battle of Tippecanoe and couldn't easily handle the heavy gun. After some discussion they decide to try and hold off the Indians and try to escape after dark. While William was shooting, daughter Lydia was molding bullets in the cabin.

 

"William E. Collings, espying a big Indian standing in the doorway (at Henry Collings house)....takes aim, fires, and the force of the murdering foe is reduced." "One Indian assumes the appearance of a woman, having decked himself in Mrs. Henry Collings' shawl, and while thus plotting he falls a victim at the hand of the matchless marksman."

 

"In the meantime John , aged thirteen, had caught a horse and was ready to go after the cows when he saw an Indian approaching. Dropping the rein, he fled, but was pursued. He realized that the savage was gaining on him when he heard the report of his father's rifle;... glancing back he saw the savage fall with the blood streaming from his breast. Now he knew that he was saved and quickly made his way to the house."

 

When darkness fell, they knew the Indians would fire the house so they made their way from the house to the corn field nearby. As William passed the corn crib, an Indian, hiding behind it, fired. "Collings raised his gun to return the shot when he found that the savage, in missing his aim, had broken the lock of his wonderful gun. "He called for Norris to send back the other gun but Norris either couldn't hear or didn't hear the request and Collings was left alone to meet the enemy. "When they came too near he would raise his flintlock and pretend that he would fire and thus frightened them." They knew his abilities with a rifle so for "Collings, the useless gun was his salvation." By "early next morning he was sheltered at his son Zebulon's blockhouse about five miles south of Pigeon Roost. Captain Norris and the children also made it to the blockhouse safely.

 

"Henry Collings, who was at work in the field, was wounded in the head by an unexpected missile. He cautiously made his way to an old shed and concealed himself under a pile of flax. Here he was found a day or two later ...." He told the others that "I went to jump the fence and Little Kill Buck shot me." Henry died of the wounds received that day.

 

About sundown, Jane Collings Biggs had taken her children, one just a baby, with her to bring up their cow. Returning to edge of the woods, she saw Indians surrounding her house. Jane hastily retreated into the woods to hide and save her children. The Indians fired the cabin and took to the woods hunting for the occupants. Jane could hear the footsteps and voices of the Indians. In the midst of this danger the baby began to cry and Jane reportedly covered its mouth to prevent it from giving away their position. [ Many reports of the day, as well as later ones, reported that the baby had smothered and died. Direct descendants of Jane Collings Biggs have reported that this report was in error.]

 

After the Indians had passed by, Jane and her children turned their footsteps to her father's house for help. Leaving the children hidden near the road, she went to the house and found the door partially open. Smelling gunpowder she hurried back to road with her children and started for the blockhouse at her brother Zebulon's five miles away. She and the children arrived safely at the blockhouse in the morning. How she escaped the Indians at her father's house remains a mystery.

 

Dr. John Richey and Sichey Collings were the first couple married in Scott Co. in 1810. They lived in the area of the settlement to the southwest. Dr. John was working in the field when he heard shots and saw smoke rising from the homes of the settlement. Realizing what was happening, he took Sichey upon his back and fled through the cornfield. They hid in the woods until dark and then laboriously made their way to Zebulon's blockhouse the following morning. Sichey delivered their first child shortly after the massacre.

 

"... the Indians managed to steal and carry away captive a little girl, Ginsey McCoy, three years of age. She was a relative of Mrs. Jeremiah Payne and at the time was making her home with Mrs. Payne. Some fifteen years later she was reported seen with the Indians along the Kankakee River. These Indians migrated to Kansas where Rev. Isaac McCoy, uncle of Ginsey, doing missionary work there among the Indians, found the lost child. Through the years she remembered her name, but now was the wife of an Indian chief with a family. Rev. McCoy persuaded her to return on a visit to Indiana..." "Not being contented away from her family, she returned to her tribe and children and spent the remainder of her life with them."

 

"After the time of the Pigeon Roost Massacre, many of the settlers on the northern and western frontiers of Clark, Jefferson, Harrison and Knox counties lived in a state of alarm until the close of the war in 1815." Mr. Zebulon Collings, who had the blockhouse within five or six miles of the Pigeon Roost settlement says: "The manner in which I used to work in those perilous times was as follows: On all occasions I carried my rifle, tomahawk, and butcher knife, with a loaded pistol in my belt. When I went to plow, I laid my gun on the plowed ground and stuck up a stick by it for a mark so I could get to it quickly in case it was wanted. I had two good dogs. I took one into the house, leaving the other out. The one outside was expected to give the alarm, which would cause the one inside to bark. I would then be awakened, and my guns were always loaded. I kept my horses in a stable close to the house, which had a porthole so that I could shoot to the stable door. During the two years, I never went from home with any certainty of returning - not knowing the minute I might receive a ball from an unknown hand; but in the midst of all these dangers, God, who never

sleeps nor slumbers, has kept me."

 

In 1904 the State of Indiana erected a monument as a lasting memorial to the massacred pioneers.

 

6.  Baird's History of Clark County, published 1909, page 147:

 

The Indiana phase of the War of 1812, which was no small thing to the western settlers, was of more moment to them than a consideration of danger from purely British sources. To be sure, the atrocities of the savage, to a great extent, were instigated by the British to the north, but from British troops themselves, no real danger was ever anticipated. The Pigeon Roost massacre, September 3, 1812, was the last trouble ever experienced in this vicinity, but it had the effect of awakening the settlers to the danger of unpreparedness and resulted in the establishment of a line of some fifteen or twenty stockades, beginning at the one called the "Corner Post" and extending by Charlestown back to the Ohio at the east of the town.

 

The Pigeon Roost massacre was not an Indian raid as has been so often stated. The Indians passed through the little hamlet which was the nucleus of Vienna and never harmed a soul, while there. There had been bad blood between the Collins family and the Indians for some time. The Collins boys had stolen a fawn from the Indians and refused to give it up, and from this cause and possibly some other, the whole trouble originated. Those other than Collinses were killed only because they lived in that neighborhood. Neither before nor after the massacre were other white people harmed, showing conclusively that it was only a local fight and giving no cause for alarm to other settlers.

 

The Indians, who were Delawares and Shawnees, are said to have crossed White River at Sparksville. They crossed three or four at a time and after all had crossed formed together and directed their way to the spot now hallowed in the memory of the early victims. During the afternoon of the same day they reached their destination, and Jeremiah Payne, who lived near Vienna, was warned of danger when his cows came bellowing home with arrows stuck in their sides. Taking his wife and only son to the fort at Vienna, the father started on foot to warn his brother, Elias, but when he arrived at the cabin he found the dead and mutilated bodies of the wife [of Elias Payne] and seven children. Elias and his brother-in-law, Isaac Coffman, were in the woods at the time hunting bee trees. They were surprised by ten or twelve Indians and Coffman was instantly killed and scalped. Payne was pursued over two miles before he was overtaken and mortally wounded. Mrs. Richard Collins and her seven children soon fell victims to the redskins' thirst for blood, and Mrs. Henry Collins, although pregnant, was murdered and scalped and the child taken from the womb and scalped, and then laid across her breast. The incentive to such a diabolical deed was the five dollar British reward offered for each scalp. The fiends later massacred the mother, wife and only child of John Morris, and the escape of other settlers was almost miraculous.

 

A part of Clark County militia under Maj. John McCoy and Captain Devault pursued the Indians and killed one. In June, 1813 some Clark County militia, under Col. Joseph Bartholomew, went on an expedition to punish Indians who were hostile, and returned without any casualties.

 

7.  This account of the New Madrid Earthquake was recorded by George Heinrich Crist, residing at the time in the north-central Kentucky county of Nelson, near the present location of Louisville. It was submitted by Floyd Creasey - 4th tier great-grandchild to author, now a Texas resident. Words spelled as shown.  Wm. Yates, a Collings descendant, says that the diary is fabricated.  A number of details such as  immigration, ship, captain, country of origin, etc. could not be confirmed from records.  He feels that this puts the whole of  the diary in doubt.

 

Whatever!  Someone, if not George Crist has written a gripping tale of life at the time of the Madrid quakes.

 

8 Febuary 1812

"If we do not get away from here the ground is going to eat us alive. We had another one of them earth quakes yesterdy and today the ground still shakes at times. We are all about to go crazy - from pain and fright. We can not do anything until we can find our animals or get some more. We have not found enough to pull he wagons.

 

20 March 1812

"I do not know if our minds have got bad or what. But everybody says it. I swear you can still feel the ground move and shake some. We still have not found enough animals to pull the wagons and you can not find any to buy or trade.

 

14 April 1813

"We lived to make it to Pigeon Roost. We did not lose any lives but we had aplenty troubles. As much as I love my place in Kentucky - I never want to go back. From December to April no man - woman or animal if they could talk would dare to believe what we lived through. From what people say it was not that bad here - They felt the ground move and shake but it did not destroy cabins and trees like it did in Kentucky. I guess that things was as bad here but at least they could see the enemy. on 3 September 1812 the Shawnees that William thought was friendly went crazy and them savages killed twenty four people...."

 

8.  Will of William Elston Collings

 

"In the name of God. Amen. I William El.Collings, of the County of Scot and State of Indiana, being sick and weak in body, but sound of mind, considering the certenty of death and the onsertenty of the time thereof, and being desirous to settle my Worldly affairs and thereby be better prepared to leave this World when it shall please God to call me, hense do therefore make and publish this my last will and testement, in order and form following that is to say:  "First and prinsipley I commit my Soul unto the hands of Almighty God and my body to the Earth to be decently buaried at

the discreason of my friends, and after my debts and funeral charges are paid I devise and bequeath as follows:

"I give to my beloved wife, Phebey Collings, the yuse of my plantation on which I now live duren her natrel life and at her deth the one half of the land to belong to my beloved son, John Collings, for his only proper yuse for Ever and the other part to be divided between my beloved children, namely Zebulon Collings, Jane Biggs, Karnes Collings, Sichey Richey, Lydiah Cochran. My beloved wife, Phebey Collings, to take choice of one out of my stock of horses for her yuse and the others to be priced and the valuation to be equeley divided amongst my living children above menshioned at this time, and my sheep to belong to my wife and one cow for her own yuse, and one head of hogs such as she may chuse out of my stock of hogs, and the balens of my stock of hogs and cattel and waggon to be sold to discharge my debts, and my rifel gun to be given to my wife. My farming utensils to be given to my wife for the use of tending to the farm, and all my houshould and kitchen furnitur to be given to my wife, and my son, John Collings, to have my cooper tools, and to my beloved son Ritcherd Collings, devised one dollar, and to my son, Henry Collings, devised one dollar, and to my beloved daughter Elizabeth Richey, devised one dollar. The crop of corn to be given to mv wife and the corn coming from Hannah Green also, and the proceeds arising from the sales of all the property that is to be sold after paing all by lawful debts, to be given to my wife, Phebey Collings, and my son, John Collings, to have my yong yoke of oxen forever for his own use.

 

"Lastly I do appoint Samual Appelgate.Thomas Appelgate, Fransis Rose arbitrators to settel any dispute that may arise to this my last Will, confirming this to be my last will and testament.

 

"In testimony whereof I have caused my name and my seal to be fixed by Zebulon Collings, this twenty-third day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eighteen hundred and twenty-eight.

 

/s/ William Elston Collings (SEAL)

 

"Published and declared by William Elston Collings the above named testator as and for his last will and testement in the presence of us. who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witness thereto:

 

Charles Coons

Miller Biggs

Mary Coons

 

"Two days later, on November 25, 1828, William E. Collings made a codicil to this will, whereby he corrected an oversight in the original. In it he appointed his sons, Zebulon and Kearns Collings, administrators of the will and guardians of his wife, Phoebe Collings. It was signed by him and witnessed by Charles Coons. Mary Coons and Sarah Biggs.

This will was proved but it is not a matter of record. At one time it was available in the vault of the Clerk's Office.

 

William Elston married Phoebe Houghland(?), 1178, F.

 

They had the following children:

        17            i.          Richard, 1179, M (~1780-1828)

        18           ii.          Zebulon, 1181, M (1783-1850)

        19          iii.          (Mary) Jane, 1183, F (1784-1844)

        20          iv.          Kearnes, 1160, M (1787-1854)

        21           v.          Henry, 1185, M (1788-1812)

        22          vi.          Elizabeth, 1187, F (1790-1822)

        23         vii.          Sichy, 1189, F (1793-1875)

        24        viii.          Lydia, 1191, F (1795-<1853)

        25          ix.          John C, 1193, M (1797-1846)

 

5. Thomas Collings (William1), 2859, M. Born in ~ 1760 in PA_. Thomas died in IN on 3 Oct 1842; he was 82. Buried in Collings Cemeter, s. of Dudleytown, IN.

 

1.  There may be additional children.   Richard W. La Valley <rwlavalley@aol.com> lists an Andrew b.1796 and William born 1786.

 

2.  A partial list of residents of Brashear’s Station, mentioned in the previous tip, included: Wm Brashear Sr and his family (wife Anne; children, Nicholas Ray, William Jr, Joseph, Sally, Elizabeth, Nancy and Jemima); Jacob From Sr and his brother Paul and Jacob’s family (Jacob Jr, Isaac and Absolom); Thomas Phelps and children (Anthony, Guy, Edwin, Lucy); John Ray, Nichoas Ray, Nicholas Crist, Parmenas Briscoe, Wm Shain, David Hawkins, Sr, David Hawkins, Jr, John Hawkins, James Daugherty, Spencer Collings, Wm E Collings, Thomas Collings, Zebulon Collings, Peter Cummins and his family, John R Gaither & his wife Mary, Ben Pope Sr, Ben Pope Jr, Worden Pope, Elizabeth Cummins, Cornelius Bogart, Wm Overall & John Overall, Benjamin Ray, Peter Potmy and Nancy his wife, Timothy Cummins, Fatima McClelland, Sally Thomas, Thmas Dowdall and James Dowdall, Thomas McGee, John McGee and Patrick MCGee.

 

 

3.  Robert D. Rhude <rdrhude@hsonline.net>

 Thomas is shown with his brothers on Escherode's List of Virginia Soldiers, Special Report of 1811, p. 106, all serving in George Rogers Clark's Western Army.

 

4  Jefferson County  Court Minute Book A page 14

At Court held December 3, 1782, the following persons were entitled by an

Act of Assembly passed May last to 400 acres of land each, and it was

ordered that the County Surveyor lay off to them according.

COLLINS, THOMAS

 

Collings, Thomas

  Acres: 400 Book: 5

  Survey Date: 2-26-1783 County: Jefferson

  WaterCourse: Crooked Run Page:

  Township: Range:

  Reference: THE KENTUCKY LAND GRANTS

Volume 1

Part 1

CHAPTER II VIRGINIA GRANTS (1782-1792)

THE COUNTIES OF KENTUCKY

page 39

 

In ~1787 when Thomas was 27, he married Drucilla Kennett, 3935, F, in Bullitt Co., KY. Born in ~1758 in KY. Drucilla died in IN in ~1835; she was 77. Buried in Collings Cemetery s. of Dudleytown, IN.

 

1.  Called Drucy.  Surname also seen as Kennet and Kinnett.

 

They had the following children:

        26            i.          David, 3936, M (1788-)

        27           ii.          Benjamin, 3937, M (1792-)

        28          iii.          Allen, 3938, M (1796-1863)

        29          iv.          Catherine, 3939, F (1800-1863)

        30           v.          Thomas, 3940, M (1802-1875)

        31          vi.          Drucilla, 3941, F (1803-)

 

6. Elizabeth “Betsy” Collings (William1), 2858, F.

 

1.  Ken Scott believed this marriage to be between Elizabeth, daughter of  William Collings and George Crist of KY.  The children’s names have come from a genealogy compiled (circa 1926) by Evalyn (Eva) Crist  Gordon.

 

Elizabeth “Betsy” married George Heinrich Crist, 6937, M, son of Nicholaus Heinrich Crist, 9450, M (29 Oct 1716-11 Feb 1783) & Ana Catherine Nowlin, 9451, F (29 Oct 1720-10 Feb 1783). Born on 23 Nov 1744 in PA(?). George Heinrich died abt 1823; he was 78.

 

1.  Bill Savoree <zosoil@aol.com>

Lists middle name as Heinrich.  (confirmed from journal entries 10/4/01pjm)

 

2.  Bill Yates reports that the document that contains this information is suspected of being a fabrication and the information contained within it should not be relied upon.

 

This account of the New Madrid Earthquake was recorded by George Heinrich Crist, residing at the time in the north-central Kentucky county of Nelson, near the present location of Louisville. It was submitted by Floyd Creasey - 4th tier great-grandchild to author, now a Texas resident. Words spelled as shown.

 

16 December 1811 [spelling as shown]

"There was a great shaking of the earth this morning. Tables and chairs turned over and knocked around - all of us knocked out of bed. The roar I thought would leave us deaf if we lived. It was not a storm. when you could hear, all you could hear was screams from people and animals. It was the worst thing that I have ever wittnesed. It was still dark and you could not see nothing. I thought the shaking and the loud roaring sound would never stop. You could not hold onto nothing neither man or woman was strong enough - the shaking would knock you lose like knocking hicror nuts out of a tree. I don't know how we lived through it. None of us was killed - we was all banged up and some of us knocked out for awile and blood was every where. When it got day break you could see the damage done all around. We still had our home it was some damage. Some people that the home was not built to strong did not. We will have to hunt our animals. Every body is scared to death. we still do not know if anybody was killed. I made my mind to one thing. If this earth quake or what ever it was did not happen in the Territory of Indiana then me and my family is moving to Pigeon Roost as soon as I can get things together.

 

23 January 1812

"What are we gonna do? You cannot fight it cause you do not know how. It is not something that you can see. In a storm you can see the sky and it shows dark clouds and you know that you might get strong winds but this you can not see anything but a house that just lays in a pile on the ground - not scattered around and trees that just falls over with the roots still on it. The earth quake or what ever it is come again today. It was as bad or worse than the one in December. We lost our Amandy Jane in this one - a log fell on her. We will bury her upon the hill under a clump of trees where Besys Ma and Pa is buried. A lot of people thinks that the devil has come here. Some thinks that this is the beginning of the world coming to a end.

 

8 Febuary 1812

"If we do not get away from here the ground is going to eat us alive. We had another one of them earth quakes yesterdy and today the ground still shakes at times. We are all about to go crazy - from pain and fright. We can not do anything until we can find our animals or get some more. We have not found enough to pull he wagons.

 

20 March 1812

"I do not know if our minds have got bad or what. But everybody says it. I swear you can still feel the ground move and shake some. We still have not found enough animals to pull the wagons and you can not find any to buy or trade.

 

14 April 1813

"We lived to make it to Pigeon Roost. We did not lose any lives but we had aplenty troubles. As much as I love my place in Kentucky - I never want to go back. From December to April no man - woman or animal if they could talk would dare to believe what we lived through. From what people say it was not that bad here - They felt the ground move and shake but it did not destroy cabins and trees like it did in Kentucky. I guess that things was as bad here but at least they could see the enemy. on 3 September 1812 the Shawnees that William thought was friendly went crazy and them savages killed twenty four people...."

 

They had the following children:

        32            i.          George H, 6938, M (1793-1852)

        33           ii.          William Lee, 6939, M (1770-)

        34          iii.          Sarah Ann, 6945, F (1782-)

        35          iv.          Elizabeth, 15620, F (1784-1847)

        36           v.          Nancy, 6944, F (1785-)

        37          vi.          Henry Phillip, 6940, M (1789-)

        38         vii.          Rachel, 6946, F (1792-)

        39        viii.          Catherine “Katie”, 6942, F (1794-1873)

        40          ix.          Amandy Jane, 6947, F (1796-1812)

        41           x.          Nicholas, 6941, M (1790-1860)

 


 

Third Generation

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7. William Collings (Zebulon2, William1), 7844, M. Born on 5 Oct 1766 in NJ. William died in Shelby Co, KY, on 26 Oct 1846; he was 80.

 

1.  Will of William Collings, Shelby County, Ky. Book 17, page 171

In the name of God Amen. I William Collings of Shelby County of the state of Kentucky, being of sound mind and memory, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following. I commend my soul to God who gave it to me and my body to be buried in a decent Christian like manner. Now what it hath pleased God to help me to this world's goods I devise and have given as follows:

I have here to fore given to my two daughters Lydia Dooley and Frances Holland three hundred dollars each, and to my daughter Elizabeth Bristow I have given one hundred and seventeen Dollars, to my sons John, Abraham, William and Zebulon J. I have given four hundred dollars each, or its equivalent. My other daughters Mary Rigg deceased, and Sarah Johnson I have not given anything that I make any charge of. Therefore Mary's Rigg’s lawful heirs, namely, Zebulon, Johnson, Frances Wise, Elizabeth Gray, Richard Rigg, Mary Jane Rigg, and to Lydia Ann Riggs Heir three hundred dollars to be equally divided among them as they may severally arrive at proper age to receive, and my daughter Sarah Johnson to receive her three hundred dollars, and my daughter Elizabeth Bristow to receive the balance of her three hundred dollars, being one hundred and eighty-three dollars which when paid make my daughters equal which I desire. My executors to pay over to those who have not received of the first money that may come into their hands of my estate making them all equal before a general division to be done with the balance of my estate both real and personal.

I come now to say something about my son, Zebulon, who feels as near to me as either of my children but from the course he has pursued I do not feel to make such division as I have to my other children. But in order to make justice the living criterion of this instrument I allow to his heirs the same portion I have to my other heirs particularly my sons. As he is now living on a tract of land in the county of Parke in the state of Indiana which I estimate is an equivalent to four hundred dollars making him equal to the sums received by my other sons, my desire and intention is that my said son Zebulon shall have full privilege of cultivating and planting all such improvements as he may deem necessary during his natural lifetime and after his death to descend to his legal heirs as though he had have had a fee simple to the above named tract of land containing one hundred and sixty acres is not to be subject to paying his contracts but go entirely to the support of him and his family and the balance that may be going to him out of my estate when an equal division shall take place his legal heirs to have four hundred dollars to be equally divided among them, and that he, my son Zebulon, to have the balance to use as he may think proper.

I now come to talk about that part of my colored family which if they should live longer than I do what my will and desire towards them is (viz) I intend them all to be free under the following conditions and regulations first my woman Hannah not only to be free but to have following appropriation out of my estate that is to say twenty five Dollars a year to be paid to her out of my estate by my executor so long as she may live. Now in relation to Jack and Stephen I desire them to be free on the following terms and conditions (viz) They are to remain in servitude two years after my death if they live so long or pay to my executors two hundred dollars each making four hundred dollars. Otherwise if they will give approved security to pay my executors the four hundred dollars at the end of the two years then they are to be emancipated from slavery and give them all privileges of a free colored people in this commonwealth.

Now as to Elizabeth being the youngest and the last of my colored family I bequeath her to my daughter Frances Holland until She arrives at the age of twenty-one years. At the expiration of said term to be free from slavery or servitude and to enjoy the same privileges that other free persons of color do in this Commonwealth. I hereby nominate and appoint George Wise executor to this my last will and testament revoking all other wills heretofore made by me and clothing my said executor with full and ample power to sell and convey all my real and personal estate in testimony whereof. I have unto set my hand and seal this 12th day of October A. D. 1844 signed William X Collings his mark signed in presence of William Pugh, Noble Jones

Shelby County November term 1846

A writing purporting to be the last will and testament of William Collings deceased was proven by the oaths of William Pugh and Noble Jones subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and thereupon George Wise the executor named in the will came into court and took upon himself the burden of the execution thereof and having taken the oath required by law and entered into bond with George Bristow, Robert Motherhead, Lanty Johnson, Abraham Campbell, and Obadiah Homerton his securities in the penalty of 16,000 conditioned as the law directs of said will is granted him under form of law.

Att. Ia. L. Whitaker Shelby County Clerk

Probate

20th day of May 1848

Received of George Wise Executor of the Estate of William Collings Dec'd one hundred Dollars it being given by the heirs of William Collings Dec'd to Abraham Collings in consideration of his claim against the heirs of William Collings, Dec'd Administrator of Abraham Collings Dec'd, father of said Abraham. Given under my hand as attorney in fact for Abraham Collings this 20th day of May 1848. William Collings Attorney in fact.

Received of George Wise...Sixteen Dollars and six cents it being the balance of the three hundred Dollars left to mi wife. this 20th day of May 1848 signed George Bristow.

$29.16 2/3-One day after date I as Executor of William Collins Dec'd ____ to pay to Charles Ware as Guardian of Mary Jane Rigg the sum of twenty nine dollars and sixteen & two thirds cents, it being part of her proportion as heir of said Collins this the 25th May 1850 signed George Wise

....Seventy nine dollars & sixteen & 2/3 cents with her interest on $45.83 1/3 from the 18th May 1848 'til paid and with the interest on balance of $33.33 1/3 from the 22nd May 1849 'til paid, it being in part of the interest of the said Mary Jane Rigg this 11 June 1849 principal & Interest up to 10th March 1851 $90.60 2/3 on this note

.... eight dollars and thirty three & 2/3 cents it being a portion of the interest of Mary Jane Rigg as one of the heirs of the said William Collins, dec'd entitled to one sixth of one ninth of said estate - this the 11th Augt. 1851 Charles Ware as Guardian of Mary Jane Riggs

June the 14th 1852 Received of Charles Ware Guardian for Mary Jane Rigg now M. J. Russell one hundred and thirty dollars & 19 cents in full of all Claim against him as Guardian aforesaid which was the full amount of principal and interest Received... signed William Russell Maryjane Russell attest James Wise; Robert Mothershead

Mr. George Wise this will be handed to you by Jesse McClaine together with my appointment as Guardian or a copy thereof of Rebecca Collings, Rachael Frances Collings and George Washington Collings, a certificate being attached or ____ to the order of appointment by John G. Davis, Clerk of our Probate Court, which will be Satisfactory to you of my appointment.

If you come out this fall I want you to bring the money, that should have been Drawn if I had been properly authorized when I got the money for the other heirs.

If you are not coming I wish you to send the same by Jesse McClaine, who will hand you a receipt for the same, as there are one or two chances of ____ it in good hands, I think, it is my duty to put out the same at interest and my wishes to comply with my whole duty as Guardian July 30th 1848 signed William Collings.

Received of George Wise... one hundred and seventeen dollars & 87 cents for Rebeca Collings, Rachael Frances Collings, George Washington Collings, heirs of William Collings, dec'd & children of Zebulon Collings. Given under my hand and seal this 12th day of September 1848 signed William Collings Attest: John Dooley [receipt #25]

[receipt #26] Received... by my, our Attorney in fact William Collings eight hundred & Seventy five dollars part of ... estate ... heirs & devises... 3rd day of June 1850 John Dooley; David Johnson; Zebulon Collings; James Collings; Archabald Collings; Spotswood Collings; Abraham Collings; By William Collings their Attorney in fact William Collings for himself.

[receipt #28] Received... three hundred and fifty dollars part .. 28th day of May 1851 signed David Johnson; John Dooley; John Collings; Zebulon Collings; Elizabeth Bristow; James Collings; Archabald Collings; Spotswood Collings; Abraham Collings By William Collings their Attorney in fact. William Collings for himself.

Summons issued 13 day of July 1852 Judge of Shelbyville, Shelby Co., KY, to settle the accounts of George Wise as Executor of the estate.

... 28th day of July Proceed to State and Settle... I Charge the said Executor with the Sale Bill of Said Decedent $865.97 1/4; due $2587.73;.. Received of Blacks agreeable to will 400; also Rent.. on inventory 99.81; sale of Real Estate 4577.10; Total Charges $8530.60 .... Total Credits $1175.81... Balance in Executors hands $7354.80

I credit the Executor with four hundred dollars by agreement with the Heirs the interest of which is to go to the Seport of a negro woman Hanna during her Life and at her death is to be distributed between the Heirs 400.

I also give the Executor Credit for a note on Allen B. Gray for $350 due at the death of Nancy Cartmill which note is know Changed and Executed by William doolen [?] to George Wise Executor it not to [ink spill] Collectable until the death of Nancy Cartmill [widow of son Abraham who died 1826] when it is to be distributed among the Heirs of said decedent as the four hundred 350 $750 after deduction the two Last items it will Leave in the hands of the Executor Subject to distribution $6604.80.

... credit for fifty Dollars... Richard Riggs, Heir of Polly .. to equalize with the other Legates of William Collings; ... fifty Dollars Wm Russell, Husband of Mary J. Rigg .... fifty Dollars Lidian Rigg ..remains in his hands she being under age & having no guardian... credit Abram Collins receipt by William Collings, attorney in fact $100 Balance .. for distribution $6354.80 ...credit left in his hands ... Lidian Riggs Heir.. she having no Guardian 117.68 Amount .. Distribution $6237.12 .... 28th day of July 1852 Robert Doak, Ballance in Executors Hands 6604.80 Advancements as per will 2317.00 Total Estate $8921.80 This sum divided in to nine parts will give each Heir $991.31

Balance 6604.80 this balance divided into 9 shares the sum of $733.86 Recorded Will Book No. 21 page 182

 

On 23 Aug 1789 when William was 22, he married Mary Wells, 11052, F, daughter of Abraham Wells, 14324, M, in Nelson Co., KY. Born on 30 May 1772 in Bedford, PA. Mary died in Shelby Co, KY, on 30 Mar 1838; she was 65.

 

1.  athomas@claynet.com

Birthplace and children

 

They had the following children:

        42            i.          Lydia, 14325, F (1792-)

        43           ii.          John, 14326, M (1795-)

        44          iii.          Abraham, 14327, M (1797-)

        45          iv.          Zebulon, 14328, M (1802-)

        46           v.          Sarah, 14329, F (1804-)

        47          vi.          Elizabeth, 14330, F (1806-)

        48         vii.          Frances, 14331, F (1809-)

 

8. Benjamin Collings (Zebulon2, William1), 7845, M. Born on 8 Feb 1769. Benjamin died on 10 Aug 1830; he was 61.

 

1.  Transcribed by: livings1@aol.com; Date:  30 Sept 2000

Spencer Co. Will Book B p. 179

In the name of God Amen.

I BENJAMIN COLLINGS this 28 July 1830 lying on a bed of affliction but perfectly in my

senses and composed & Solemnly make this my last will & Testament.

 

First I Bequeath to my wife SARAH COLLINGS one third part of my Estate both personal and

Real during her natural life after which it shall be thrown back in common with my other

property for Division.

 

Second I bequeath to my daughter SARAH COLLINGS a Certain negro Girl ten years old named

DELIAN also my riding mare for which property I allot her to make her even with those of my

children that are married and left me.

 

Thirdly I Bequeath to my son SAMUEL one years schooling and a certain Boy MAX? MAW? about

three years old last June and two hundred Dollars in money which I conceive makes him equel

with those of my other children that married and left me.

 

Fothly I Bequeath to my son FELIX COLLINGS two hundred Dollars in money which makes his part

equel to my children thats married and left me.

 

Fifthly: I Bequeath to my son in Law JOSEPH KENNETT two Dollars in money which is the full

amount that said KENNETT shall ever have of my Estate I also Bequeath to JOSEPH KENNETTS

four children Namely HADEN, BENJAMIN and CHARLES each seventy Dollars in moneys.

 

Sixthly I Bequeath to my son-in - Law JOHN McDOWELL Two Dollars in money which is the full

amount that said McDOWELL shall have of my Estate.  I also Bequeath to JOSEPH McDOWELL two

children namely MARY & JOSEPH cash seventy dollars in money.

 

I lastly request that my sons ISAAC and ELISHA COLLINGS shall act as my Executors and pay to

my several grandchildren above named seventy Dollars to each as they come of age or mar

married after which monies are paid the balance of my property to be equally divided above

my now living children.

 

In Testemony Whereof I have in the presence of those witnesses affixed my hand and seal the

day  above written.

(signed)

BENJAMIN COLLINGS

 

In the presence of H. B. WITHERS and ALEXANDER (X) PURSELL

 

Recorded 13 September 1830 Spencer Co. KY Court

 

Spencer Co. Will Book B p. 186

We the undersigned being appointed by the Spencer County Court to lay off and allot to SARAH

COLLINGS widow of BENJAMIN COLLINGS Dec’d her Dower in the land slaves and personal estate

of which her Dec’d husband died seized and possessed of 27 Sep 1830 and being sworn and

having ascertained the quantity of land belonging to said COLLINGS dec’d finding the tract

to contain 183 3/4 acres and & 33 poles we then proceeded to lay off and allot to SARAH one

third part of said tract of Land on the west bank of Plum Creek on a line of MATTHEW NELSONS

and running thence with NELSON’s line south... to a stone near a branch of the south side of

the road leading Shelbyville to Shepherdsville thence south to  the bank of Plum Creek ...

containing 56 acres 1 quarter 11 poles together with the Mantion house and other out

building barn and stables. 

 

We then proceeded to allott the said SARAH COLLINGS her dower in the slaves of the said

BENJAMIN COLLINGS Dec’d there being 4 in number and their names are as follows:

 

negro man named JAMES  $400.00

negro man named MAJ  $300.00

negro woman named JUDIE  $268.00

negro girl named DELIAN $175.00

 

Total value $1140.00 - one third of value $380.00

 

Mrs. SARAH COLLINGS then made her choice of the negro man named JAMES valued at $400.00

which  allot to her part of the slaves of her said  husband Dec’d by the said SARAH COLLINGS

paying $20 to the executors out of her part of the personal estate which she the said SARAH

COLLINGS agreed to pay and they allotted to the said SARAH all that part of the field of

corn that lies in the bottom field below the barne supposed to be about 18 acres which was

appraised at $4.25 per acre $75.50

 

(A long list of personal property was also assigned the widow).

 

Returned by MATTHEW NELSON

JAMES M. BEARD

ACHILLES EASLEY

 

Recorded 1 Oct 1830  Spencer Co. KY

 

 

2.  Spencer Co. Deed Book B p. 231

Bill of Sale of the Estate of BENJAMIN COLLINGS Dec'd taken 1 Oct 1830

 

one negro man bought by Wm. MCCROCKLIN  $375.00

one negro woman JUDE bought by Isaac COLLINGS  $300.00

 

Waggon & hind gear by John BUDD  45.50

One Bay horse by Craven GARRETT  30.00

Nell (?) mare by Woodford P. HENRY  50.25

Ditto Isaac COLLINGS 19.18 1/2

Nance mare Reubin DALE  70.50

Black colt - Daniel CARLIN

Bob Horse - Presley ENOCH

 

 

A large white yoke of oxen  by John P. SHAW  26.00

Dark Red muly cow & calf by Jos. HUFFMAN  9.18 3/4

muley Steer by Joseph KENNETT  5.00

Brindle heifer  by Joseph HUFFMAN  5.75

Black spotted Cow by Geo. ROSE  16.62 1/2 also a Brindle Horned Steer for 5.00

Black & white Heifer by Henry WILLIAMS 13.62 1/2

Brindle Steer by Benjamin DRAKE  3.06 1/4

Brown Muley heifer  Geo. ROSE 3.56

Red and white muley Heifer by Mrs. COLLINGS 11.87 1/2

Red and White Bull by Nathan COCHRAN  (amount blotted)

 

Three spotted Sows with Pigs by Arch'd COLLINGS   4.68 1/2

Large white Sow by Henry WILLIAMS  2.43

Fifteen other hogs by Arch'd COLLINGS 4.50

Parcel of hogs by Isaac COLLINGS  4.00

Nine young hogs by Arch'd COLLINGS  6.50

Sow and four shoats by Arch'd COLLINGS  2.00

Spotted and --- Sow and three pigs by Arch'd COLLINGS 1.26 (?)

 

White sow & Shoats - by Isaac COLLINGS  2.31

T--- Sows & six pigs  by Leo LOVELACE  5.00

 

Black & White Bull Calf by Nath. COCHRAN  1.56

Black & White Cow calf by Geo. ROSE 1.93

Five first Choice Sheep by Nathan COCHRAN  3.49 also 5 2nd choice sheep for 3.18

also five 3rd choice sheep for 3.25 also four fourth choice sheep for 2.53

Two fifth choice sheep by Sarah COLLINGS 1.26

 

First choice Geese, Twelve by Sarah COLLINGS 11.50

Twenty three second choice by Arch'd  COLLINGS  2.13

Distillery and appertences by Arch'd  COLLINGS 92.00

1 Bed & Bedstead by Sarah COLLINGS  16.00

Plain Bed Bedsted by Sarah COLLINGS 6.00

Bedstead and Sacking by Reuben COLLINGS  3.00

 

Two augers by Isaac COLLINGS  .31 1/2  two more for .31

Large pai of steelyards by Joseph HUFFMAN 2.50

Drawing knife by Isaac COLLINGS  .25

Hand Saw by Arch'd COLLINGS  .56

House & Hand ax by Elisha COLLINGS  .50

Chisel & Plaine by Arch'd COLLINGS  .12 1/2

Third of Broad ax  by Reuben COLLINGS  .50

Lot of Shingles by Elisha COLLINGS  .50

Warfle Irons by Reubin COLLINGS  1.10

Lot of Rock by Sarah COLLINGS 2.00

Large cary Plough by Joseph COLLINGS 5.30

Shoemakers Bench and tools by Arch'd COLLINGS  1.62 1/2

Small Grind Stone by Joseph COLLINGS  .75

Large Grind Stone by Marshel McDONALD  1.37 1/2

Tarr ? & Tub by Fielding WIGGTON  1.00

 

Two Barrels & keg by Isaac COLLINGS  60.12 /12, also an Apple mill for .50

First Choice ax by Mrs. Sarah COLLINGS 1.25

Second Choice ax by Joseph COLLINGS  1.12 1/2

Third Choice Ax by Jno ALLEN  .44

Fourth Choice Ax by Peter W. BROMBACK  1.37 1/2

Sythe & cradle by Woodford P. HENRY 1.05

Same by Arch'd COLLINGS 1.25

Mewen (?) Sythe (and yes they really didn't put any cs in their scythes) .18 3/4

Same by Joseph COLLINGS  1.00

Iron kettle by Sarah COLLING  .25

Stretchers & Singletree by Peter W. BRUMBACK 1.50

Weeding Hoe by Sarah COLLINGS  .32

Same by Peter W. BRUMBACK  .21

Lot of Horsehoes by Arch'd COLLINGS  .37 1/2

Lot of Barrels by Isaac COLLINGS  .12 1/2

Washing Tub by William BRUMBACK .34

Cary Plough by Isaac COLLINGS  2.25

Short Plough by Reubin COLLINGS  1.18 3/4

Singletree & Shovel by Esra SPARKS .56

---- & Chains by Arch'd COLLINGS  .18 3/4

Saddle by Isaac COLLINGS  .37 1/2

Hay Bed by Isaac COLLINGS  10.57

Sledge Hammer by Jas. McGEE 11.50

 

Harrow by Edward SIMPSON  1.20

Hay forke by Jno DAVIS  10.50

same by Peyton SIMPSON  .50

Log chain by Jos. COLLINGS  13.00

Small pair Steelyards by Sarah COLLINGS  11.00

Gun by Isaac COLLINGS  19.25

Hopp Iron by Jos. COLLINGS 10.25

Small Table by Arch'd COLLINGS 1.25

Little Chair by Arch'd COLLING .75

Half Dozen Red Chairs by Reubin COLLINGS  44.61 3/4

 

Red Arm Chair by Elisha COLLINGS  1.75

Chest of Drawers by Lewis Mc--- (possibly one of the McCROKLINS?)  .31 1/2

Clock by Sarah COLLINGS  19.00

Sheep Bell by Jos. COLLINGS  10.26

Lot of Iron by Reubin COLLINGS  2.16

Flax Wheel by Jos. H. SWEENEY  1.12 1/2

Large Spinning Wheel by Arch'd COLLINGS  .43

Claw Hammer by Arch'd COLLINGS  .31

Currycomb & Shovil by Nathan COCHRAN 12.18 3/4

Copper Kettle by same for 14.25

Pitcher by Jos. COLLINGS for 10.37 1/2

5 bags  by Nathan COCHRAN 1.00

Same by Presley ENOCH  for 1.25

Four bags by Jos. HUFFMAN 1.00

Five bags by Presley ENOCH 1.25

Three Barrels by Sarah COLLINGS  .12 1/2

Horse Collers by Wm. P. HENRY 1.00

Same by Arch'd COLLINGS  1.43

Three Barrels & --- by Presley ENOCH  2.37 1/2

Same by Arch'd COLLINS  .50

Half Bushel measure by Jas. GARRETT  .06 1/4

Culling knife by Isaac COLLINGS  .31 1/2

Clover  Seed  by same 1.12 1/2

same by Jas. GARRETT 1.34

same by Isaac COLLINGS  1.37 1/2

Same by Jas. GARRETT 1.66

 

Wheat Fan by Moses B. BUCKNER  4.31 1/4

Saddle & Bridle by Anthony COLLINGS .50

Barrels of cloverseed by Jas. M. GARRETT

Corn in McGEE's Mill - 56 Bushels by Daniel CARLIN 14.00

Clovis & pin by Reuben COLLINGS  .48

Third of Cresent Saw by Isaac COLLINGS 1.81

a Large Iron kettle by Henry DEBOE 15.21 3/4

Barrel of vineger by W. P. HENRY 10.81 1/4

Parcel of Rye by Isaac COLLINGS  10.88

 

Lot of Plank by Isaac COLLINGS   .43

Thirteen Acres of corn by Woodford P. HENRY  48.10 1/2

Small lot of corn on Hill by Isaac COLLINGS  48.10 1/2

Bottom Field 18 acres by same 54.36

Horse Collar by Arch'd COLLINGS   .87 1/2

Colvis & pin by Sarah COLLINGS .50

Single Tree by Sarah COLLINGS .87 1/2

Stretcher by Sarah COLLINGS  1.10

Dung Fork by Elisha COLLINGS  .50

Piece of Fifth Chane by Elisha COLLINGS  1.00

Iron wedge by Elisha COLLINGS  .37 1/2

Grinding stone by Elisha COLLINGS  .25

Saddle Bags by  Feelix B. COLLINGS  3.00

one note for five dollars upon Archibald COLLINGS  5.00

one upon James DAWSON 85.00

one on Charles JACKSON  10.00

one on J. KENNETT 22 (?).12 1/2 

 

From under our hands 14 March 1831 by Isaac COLLINGS  and Elisha COLLINGS  Executors.

 

Recorded 14 March 1831 Spencer Co. KY Court

 

On 10 Jun 1788 when Benjamin was 19, he married Sarah McGrew, 12177, F, in Nelson Co., KY. Born on 30 May 1770.

 

1.   athomas@claynet.com lists her as Sarah Magrue

 

They had the following children:

        49            i.          Joseph M, 12178, M (1789-1854)

        50           ii.          Rachel, 12179, F (1790-1818)

        51          iii.          Eisha, 12180, M (1791-1844)

        52          iv.          Casander, 12181, F (1794-1826)

        53           v.          Isaac, 12182, M (1796-)

        54          vi.          Archibald, 12183, M (1799-1868)

        55         vii.          Reuben, 12184, M (1801-1842)

        56        viii.          Sarah A, 12185, F (1806-)

        57          ix.          Felix Ben, 12186, M (1809-1883)

        58           x.          Samuel W, 12187, M (1812-1889)

 

9. Sarah Collings (Zebulon2, William1), 7846, F. Born in ~1771.

 

On 6 Jun 1792 when Sarah was 21, she married Robert Lasley, 14321, M.

 

1.  athomas@claynet.com

 

10. Isaac Collings (Zebulon2, William1), 4328, M. Born in ~1774.

 

1.  Named in will of grandfather, William Collings.

 

2.  athomas@claynet.com - marriage

 

On 25 Feb 1796 when Isaac was 22, he married Jenny Crawford, 14323, F.

 

11. Ann Collings (Zebulon2, William1), 7847, F. Born in ~1776.

 

On 9 Aug 1796 when Ann was 20, she married Samuel Malin, 14322, M.

 

1.  athomas@claynet.com

 

12. Rachel Collings (Spencer2, William1), 3890, F.

 

1.  Rachel died young and her three children (daughters) were raised by her sister Jane.

 

On 28 Nov 1791 Rachel married Moses Houghland, 3895, M, in Nelson Co., KY. Born in ~1771 in VA.

 

1.  Ronald  McComb <rmccomb@northlink.com>

 

They had the following children:

        59            i.          Spencer, 6894, M

        60           ii.          Jane, 6895, F

 

13. Mary Collings (Spencer2, William1), 3891, F.

 

1.  Supposed daughter of Spencer Collings.

 

2.  Spencer was surety for marriage bond of Mary Collings and John Myers.  They were married on 23 Jan 1789 in Nelson Co.

 

3.  Daughters Jane  and Elizabeth.

 

14. William Collings (Spencer2, William1), 3892, M.

 

1.   Ronald  McComb <rmccomb@northlink.com>

 

On 12 Jul 1806 William married Susan Edrington, 3896, F, in Nelson Co., KY.

 

1.  George Wells surety for marriage bond

 

They had the following children:

        61            i.          Spencer, 6907, M (1811-)

        62           ii.          Edrington, 6908, M (1812-)

 

15. Spencer Collings (Spencer2, William1), 3893, M. Born in ~1776 in KY or NJ.

 

1.  Probably born Butler Co., KY but may have been born in NJ.

 

2.  Marriage index for Shelby Co. -

Collings, Spencer       Lucas, Catherine         21 Feb 1797

 

On 21 Feb 1797 when Spencer was 21, he married Catherine Lucas, 3897, F, daughter of Abraham Lucas, 11053, M (bef 16 Feb 1735-) & Sarah, 18083, F, in Shelby Co., KY. Born on 26 Mar 1780 in IN. Catherine died in Putnam Co., IN, on 11 Dec 1834; she was 54. Buried in Palestine Cemetery, Putnam Co., IN.

 

1.  Dates from Wiiliam Yates.

 

2.  Connie Hackman puts her birth in 1783 in KY.

 

They had the following children:

        63            i.          Rachel, 3924, F (1798-)

        64           ii.          Abraham L, 3925, M (1800-1862)

        65          iii.          Lydia, 3926, F (1802-1877)

        66          iv.          William C, 3927, M (1805-)

        67           v.          Harvey, 3928, M (1806-1881)

        68          vi.          Sarah, 3929, F (1808-)

        69         vii.          Jane, 3930, F (1810-)

        70        viii.          Rhoda, 3931, F (1813-)

        71          ix.          Elizabeth, 3932, F (1815-)

        72           x.          Catherine, 3933, F (1818-)

        73          xi.          Polly, 3934, F (1820-)

 

16. Jane “Jincy” Collings (Spencer2, William1), 3894, F. Born on 22 Mar 1778. Jane “Jincy” died on 1 Sep 1835; she was 57. Buried in Silver Creek Cemetery, Clark Co., IN.

 

1.  Took sister’s three children to raise.

 

2.  Marriage performed by George Waller, pastor of Glen’s Creek Church, Woodford Co., KY

 

On 13 Oct 1803 when Jane “Jincy” was 25, she married John McCoy, 3923, M, son of William McCoy, 6912, M & Elizabeth Royse, 6913, F, in Bullitt Co., KY. Born on 11 Feb 1782. John died on 3 Sep 1859; he was 77. Buried in Silver Creek Cemetery, Clark Co., IN.

 

1.  Deacon

 

2.  Father minister of Silver Creek church in Clark Co., IN

 

3.  - Memorial & Biographical History of  Dallas County, Texas, 1892, pp. 416-417.

 

The Doctor's parents, Louis and Rebecca (Hester) McCoy, were both born in Clark county, Indiana. The Louis McCoy was born in 1806, and lived for sixty-eight years on the same farm on which he first saw the light. He moved to Franklin, Indiana, in 1874, and died soon after at about the age of sixty-nine years. He was a member of the Baptist Church, and was an exemplary man in every respect. In the Temperance movement he was an active worker, being among the first to discard the use of intoxicants in the barvest field. He kept up a meeting of the 11 Washingtonians (of which he was a prime mover), for many years. He was also active in Sunday-school work. At one time he was Captain of a militia company. Indeed, he was a leading spirit in all enterprises that had for their object the good of the community in which he lived. His widow, Rebecca McCoy is still living, having reached the advanced age of eighty-six years.

 

   Dr. McCoy's paternal grandparents were John and Jane (Collins) McCoy. They went from Pennsylvania to Kentucky, where they were married in 1803. Following are the names of their children:

 

1. Lydia McCoy, who was first married to Jesse Coombes and afterward to Thomas McCormick, died in Clark county, Indiana

2. Lewis McCoy, father of Dr. W.A. McCoy

3. Spencer Collins McCoy, a farmer of Clark county, died about 1872

4. Isaac McCoy, a prominent educatorin southern Illinois, diedabout 1884

5. Thursey McCoy, wife of John McCormick

6. Rev. William McCoy, a Baptist minister, who died in 1890

7. Eliza McCoy, of whom mention is made as a missionary to the Indians.

8. George Rice McCoy, who died in Illinois some time in the 1840s

9. John C. McCoy

 

They had the following children:

        74            i.          Lydia, 6919, F

        75           ii.          Lewis, 6920, M (1806-1874)

        76          iii.          Spencer Collings, 6921, M (-1872)

        77          iv.          Isaac, 6922, M (-1884)

        78           v.          Thirza, 6923, F

        79          vi.          Mahala, 6924, F

        80         vii.          Eliza, 6925, F

        81        viii.          William, 6926, M (-1890)

        82          ix.          George Rice, 6927, M (-1845)

        83           x.          John Courtland, 6928, M

 

17. Richard Collings (William Elston2, William1), 1179, M. Born abt 1780. Richard died in 1828; he was 48.

 

On 7 Dec 1798 when Richard was 18, he first married Catherine Still, 1180, F, in Shelby Co, KY.

 

1.  Killed at Pigeon Roost Massacre along with 7 children.

 

Richard second married Anne E, 4818, F.

 

They had one child:

        84            i.          Elijah, 4819, M

 

18. Zebulon Collings (William Elston2, William1), 1181, M. Born in 1783 in KY. Zebulon died in Clark Co., IN, in Apr 1850; he was 67.

 

Will of Zebulon (Blockhouse) Collings

 

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ZEBULON COLLINGS, DECEASED

 

"I, Zebulon Collings of the County of Clark and State of Indiana being afflicted in body but of sound mind considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of time therefore being desirous to settle my worldly affairs and thereby be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence. I therefore make and publish this my last will and testament in the manner and form following that is to say.

 

"First and principle I commit my soul to God who gave it and my body to be decently buried as is the custom of the county. "2nd. I do order and allow my funeral expenses and all other of my honest debts to be paid.

 

"3rd. as to such personal property as God has blessed me with in my lifetime I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah One hundred and fifty dollars worth of her own selection on the appraisement bill or the sale of such property that part of her dower share that is made and provided for by the laws of the State of Indiana for widows made and provided. Also in addition to the aforesaid One hundred and fifty dollars I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah the horse she owned when I married her with the other horse that has been traded

for one she owned at the time and the remainder of my personal property that may be left after the aforesaid selection and bequest. I allow to be sold and after my debts are paid I allow to be equally divided between my daughters Rachel who is married to William Edwards and Nancy who is married to Joel H. Grey and Elizabeth who is married to Thomas Prince and Satchel (Sicha) who is married to James Beldon with this exception I will and bequeath to my four grand children Jane M. Combs, Rebekah M. Combs, William M. Combs and Nancy M.

Combs ten dollars each out of the proceeds of the sale of my personal estate to be first paid to them after my debts are paid before there is distribution between my heirs first mentioned. Also I will and bequeath to my  grand daughter Sarah Guernsey my bed and beding which is not to be sold with the other of my personal property under the exception of the last named four grand children.

 

" 4th. As to my real estate which I possess I do will and bequeath to my daughter Jane Parker five acres of land including the house she now lives in.

 

"5th. And the remainder of my real estate I do allow to be sold and the proceeds thereof to be equally divided between my heirs before mentioned but if such respective share should exceed two hundred dollars after all my debts are paid out of my real and personal estate then in that case I do allow my daughter Phebe Perry to have an equal share of the balance ....... with her and my heirs aforementioned.

 

"6th. I also will and bequeath to my son George Collings an equal share with my other heirs after they four first mentioned shall recieve three hundred and twentY five dollars each if there should be a remainder after they have first received the said sum ($325).

 

"7th. I do hereby ordain and appoint my beloved wife Sarah Collings Executrix and Henry Enlow my Executor of this my last will and testament.

 

"8th. and lastly I do revoke and annull all wills by me heretofore by me and at any time made declaring this my last will and testament written on one sheet of paper this 8th day of Aug 1845.

 

"Test. William O'Hara (and) Wm. A. Huston

 

On 30 Jun 1803 when Zebulon was 20, he first married Nancy Boss, 1182, F, in Shelby Co., KY.

 

They had the following children:

        85            i.          Phebe, 2943, F (1804-1862)

        86           ii.          Rachel, 2944, F (1808-1866)

        87          iii.          Mary Jane(?), 2945, F (1810-1885)

        88          iv.          Nancy, 2946, F (1812-)

        89           v.          Elizabeth, 2947, F (1815-1881)

        90          vi.          George B, 2948, M (1819-1906)

        91         vii.          Satchel "Sicha", 2949, F (1821-)

 

In ~1834 when Zebulon was 51, he second married Polly Guernsey, 4820, F, in Clark Co., IN.

 

In ~1843 when Zebulon was 60, he third married Sarah McComb, 4821, F, in Clark Co., IN.

 

19. (Mary) Jane Collings (William Elston2, William1), 1183, F. Born on 9 Oct 1784 in Westmorland Co. PA. (Mary) Jane died in Clark Co., IN, on 25 Aug 1844; she was 59. Buried in near Henryville, IN.

 

On 27 Feb 1802 when (Mary) Jane was 17, she married John Biggs, 1184, M, in Nelson Co., KY. Born on 19 Nov 1779 in Westmorland Co. PA. John died in Clark Co., IN, on 23 Jan 1846; he was 66. Buried in Union Cem., Henryville, IN.

 

They had the following children:

        92            i.          Miller, 2950, M (1803-)

        93           ii.          Phebe, 2951, F (1805-)

        94          iii.          William H., 2952, M (1807-)

        95          iv.          Robert, 2953, M (1809-)

        96           v.          John Harrison, 2954, M (1812-)

        97          vi.          Henry C, 2955, M (1815-)

        98         vii.          Sarah Jane, 2956, F (1817-)

        99        viii.          Lisha, 2957, M (1819-)

      100          ix.          Elizabeth, 2958, F (1823-)

 

20. Kearnes Collings (William Elston2, William1), 1160, M. Born on 28 Feb 1787 in KY. Kearnes died in Near Underwood, Scott Co., IN, on 7 Sep 1854; he was 67. Buried in Pigeon Roost Cemetery.

 

1.  Bought 160 acres from government for $2.25 per acre.  Part of  this farm is where the town of Underwood now stands.

 

2. Patentee Name:  KEARNES COLLINGS

Document #: 22617

Issue Date: January 15, 1851

Authority: April 24, 1820: SALE-CASH ENTRY (3 Stat. 566)

Acres: 80

Land Office: JEFFERSONVILLE

Land in Clark Co., IN

 

3.  2. Patentee Name:  KEARNES COLLINGS

Document #: 23140

Issue Date: July 1, 1852

Authority:  April 24, 1820: SALE-CASH ENTRY (3 Stat. 566)

Acres: 80

Land Office: JEFFERSONVILLE

Land in Clark Co., IN

 

4.  Kearnes was about 25 at the time of the massacre  but as he is not mentioned in any of the acccounts, his whereabouts is  unknown.

 

5.  A record of the family of Kearns Collings and his wife Catherine Cooper, was found in the Lorenzo Dow Whitson Bible.  Notice the spellings of Collings.

 

Kearns Colins was born February the 28th 1787

Catherine Cooper was born August the 12th 1789

Cassandra Colins was born Oct. the 26, 1807

William E. Colins was born march the 24th 1809

Sichy Colins born December the 28th 1811

Phebe Colins was born Oct. the 14th 1813

Catharine Collins was born April the 14th, 1815

Jemima G. Collins was born April the 5, 1816

Eliab C. Collins was born November the 19th 1818(his tombstone says born 14th)

 

On 15 Oct 1806 when Kearnes was 19, he first married Catherine Cooper, 1161, F, daughter of Eliab Cooper, 1162, M (-bef Aug 1810) & Jemima, 1163, F, in Shelby Co, KY. Born on 12 Aug 1789 in Shelby Co., KY. Catherine died in Scott Co., IN, on 19 Aug 1828; she was 39. Buried in Pigeon Roost Cemetery.

 

They had the following children:

      101            i.          Capandra, 1168, F (1807-)

      102           ii.          William E, 1169, M (1809-1878)

      103          iii.          Sichy, 1170, F (1811-)

      104          iv.          Phebe, 1171, F (1813-)

      105           v.          Catherine, 1172, F (1815-1879)

      106          vi.          Jemima G., 1173, F (1816-1855)

      107         vii.          Eliab Cooper, 1174, M (1818-1875)

      108        viii.          Zebulon Freemont, 1128, M (1820-1892)

      109          ix.          Kearnes, 1175, M (1823-1894)

      110           x.          Sarah A. Cooper, 1176, F (1825-1848)

 

On 25 Jun 1829 when Kearnes was 42, he second married Margaret “Peggy” Whitson, 15900, F, in Scott Co., IN.

 

1.  Sister of Thomas Whitson.

 

2.  1820 Clark Co. census lists her as a widow, with her are her children.

 

3.  Margaret “Peggy” W. Whitson Humble Collins, age 64, wife of Kearnes Collins left a will dated 1 Dec 1856 in which she lists her children:  Armelia C, Nancy, Sarah Cochran, Martha Riley and Fortunatis C. Humble.

 

4.  She is not listed with her husband Kearnes Collings, Sr. in the 1850 Clark Co., IN census.  He is shown as being part of the household of Kearnes Jr.  Perhaps she was visiting one of her children on the day the census was taken and was not at home.

 

5.  So who and where did child Armelia C come from????2003pjm

 

21. Henry Collings (William Elston2, William1), 1185, M. Born in ~ 1788 in KY. Henry died on 5 Sep 1812; he was 24.

 

1.  Henry died as a result of the Pigeon Roost Massacre.  He was shot and managed to crawl and hide.  He was found but died a few days later of his injuries.  He briefly regained consciousness and said, “I went tojumpthe fence and Little Killbuck shot me”. Little Killbuck was a Delaware known to  the Collings family.  It is possible that he was acting as a guide for the Shawnee at the time of  the raid.

 

Henry married Rachel Huffman, 1186, F.

 

1.  Rachel was pregnant at the time of the massacre and both she and the child she carried were slain.

 

22. Elizabeth Collings (William Elston2, William1), 1187, F. Born in ~ 1790 in KY. Elizabeth died on 25 Sep 1822; she was 32.

 

1.  Shelby Co., KY marriage record: "Abraham Richey md Elizabeth Collins, dau of William E Collings 21-Jul-1806 bondsman John Richey".

 

On 21 Jul 1806 when Elizabeth was 16, she married Abraham Richey, 1188, M, son of John Richey, 1221, M (~1754-Sep 1822), in Shelby Co., KY. Born on 10 Oct 1784. Abraham died in Scott Co., IN, on 19 Oct 1846; he was 62.

 

1.  Named his wife as Catherine in his Will probated in 1846.

 

2.  famleetyz1@hotmail.com

Birth:  19 Oct 1789 in VA

 

3.  RICHEY, ABRAHAM, dec'd On 10-29-1846, PC 474, Josiah McGuire brings will of dec'd. which is proved by James M. Applegate and Zacheus Sutton. Catherine Richey and Josiah McGuire appointed admrs. Security: James M. Applegate and William Richey. (The Probate Records of Scott Co. IN 1820-1847; Abstracted and compiled by William R. Greear, A.B. and Carl R. Bogardus, LSR, M.D., Muscatatuck Press 1969)

 

4.  "In the name of God Amen, I Abraham Richey of the County of Scott and State of Indiana being of sound mind and memory.....ability and calling to mind the uncertainty of life and certainty of death have thought proper to make this my last will and Testament hereby making a division of the property both real and personal that I am possessed of at this time. Direct 1st In order to execute and carry out my wishes as in this my last will and Testament.....particularly expenses as set forth. I do ordain and appoint my beloved wife Catherine Richey together with Josiah McGuire my lawful executrix and executor to be governed as herein after directed. Item !st, I direct that my body be decently interred. 2nd I direct all my just debts to be adjusted and paid. 3rd I direct that all my property both real and personal shall be and remain in the.....possession of my beloved wife Catherine so long as she may live or remain my lawful widow and after.....equally divided among my younger heirs. That is Elizabeth Gray, Nancy Richey, Sarah Ann Richey, Eliza Richey and Adeline Richey. 4th I direct that my oldest son John Richey be allowed five dollars out of my estate. I order and direct that my son Abraham Richey Jr. be allowed five dollars out of my estate. I order and direct that my son Thomas Richey be allowed five dollars out of my estate. I order and direct that my son William Richey be allowed five dollars out of my estate. I order and direct that my son Robert Richey be allowed the sum of five dollars to be paid out of my estate. I order and direct that my daughter Phebe McCloud be allowed five dollars to be paid out of my estate and I direct that my aforesaid executrix and executor should select such of my personal property as in their opinion can be best.....out of the family and sell the sum to pay the aforesaid sums of all and to any of my oldest heirs and to defray other necessary expenses. Signed and sealed in presence of witnesses this fourteenth day of August one thousand eight hundred and fourty six." Signed Abraham Richey. Witnesses: James Applegate, Zaccheus Sutton

 

They had the following children:

      111            i.          John, 16274, M (1807-1879)

      112           ii.          Abraham, 2962, M (1809-)

      113          iii.          William “Miller Bill”, 2963, M (1810-1874)

      114          iv.          Thomas, 2964, M (1812-)

      115           v.          Robert, 2965, M (1814-1889)

      116          vi.          Phoebe, 2966, F (1818-)

      117         vii.          Jacob, 2967, M (1822-)

 

23. Sichy Collings (William Elston2, William1), 1189, F. Born on 9 Nov 1793 in KY. Sichy died in Scott Co., IN, on 27 Aug 1875; she was 81. Buried in Dr. John Richey Cemetery, Scott Co., IN.

 

On 1 Oct 1811 when Sichy was 17, she married Dr. John Richey, 1190, M, son of John Richey, 1221, M (~1754-Sep 1822), in Clark/Scott Co., IN. Born on 18 Dec 1790. John died in Scott Co., IN, on 16 Apr 1865; he was 74. Buried in Dr. John Richey Cemetery, Scott Co., IN.

 

1.  John Richey of Virginia, a Revolutionary War veteran was granted 100 acres in Kentucky. Moved there with wife and five boys and one girl. Dr. John, the THIRD son, swam the Ohio with clothes and gun on back."

 

2.  They lived in the area of the settlement to the southwest. Dr. John was working in the field when he heard shots and saw smoke rising from the homes of the settlement. Realizing what was happening, he took Sichey upon his back and fled through the cornfield. They hid in the woods until dark and then laboriously made their way to Zebulon's blockhouse the following morning.

 

They had the following children:

      118            i.          Richard, 1197, M (1812-1889)

      119           ii.          George Joseph, 3226, M (1813-)

      120          iii.          William John “Bill”, 3227, M (1815-1902)

      121          iv.          Elizabeth, 3228, F (1816-<1820)

      122           v.          Martha (Patsy), 3229, F (1818-1876)

      123          vi.          John “Coonskin”, 3230, M (1821-1901)

      124         vii.          Jacob, 3231, M (1822-1887)

      125        viii.          Phebe, 3232, F (1824-1883)

      126          ix.          Henry, 3233, M (1826-)

      127           x.          Sichy, 3234, F (1828-1917)

      128          xi.          Rachel Jane, 3235, F (1829-1910)

      129         xii.          Isaac, 3236, M (1831-1913)

      130        xiii.          Eli, 3237, M

      131        xiv.          David, 3238, M (1835-1906)

      132         xv.          Polly Ann, 3239, F (1837-1899)

 

24. Lydia Collings (William Elston2, William1), 1191, F. Born in 1795 in KY. Lydia died in Harrison, Boone Co., AR, bef 1853; she was 58.

 

1.  According to some accounts of the Pigeon Roost Massacre it was Lydia who molded the bullets used by her father to defend their home.  She was approximately 17 at the time of the massacre and is thought to have fled the house with Captain Norris and her brother.

 

2.  Clovis LaFleur reports death in AR but Barbara - beeskep@aol.com

reports death as 19 May 1846 in Clark Co., IN

 

The death in 1846 in Clark Co. would tie in with the land sales made by her husband Harper in 1853 and 1855 without her name being involved.

 

On 3 Apr 1817 when Lydia was 22, she married Harper Cochran, 1192, M, son of Amos Glass Cochran, 6948, M (1 Jan 1763-) & Mehitable “Hitty” Fuller, 6949, F (26 Jan 1767-19 Apr 1843), in Pigeon Roost Baptist Church, Clark Co, IN. Born on 7 Dec 1792 in Blanford, Hampshire Co., MA. Harper died in Harrison, Boone Co., AR, on 10 Apr 1875; he was 82.

 

1.  29 Mar 1817 is marriage date on IN Marriages to 1850 on Ancestry

 

2.  Name:    HARPER COCHRAN

State:    IN

County:    Scott County

Township:    Lexington

Year:    1820

Record Type:    Federal Population Schedule

Page:    159

Database:    IN 1820 Federal Census Index

 

Name:    HARPER COCHRAN

State:    IN

County:    Scott County

Township:    No Township Listed

Year:    1830

Record Type:    Federal Population Schedule

Page:    289

Database:    IN 1830 Federal Census Index

 

3.   Harper Cochran transferred land in Scott Co. in1853 and 1855 with no mention of wife. He then disappears from Scott Co. records.  Their son William E is in Green Co., IL by 1870 census and Moultrie Co.,IL in 1880.

 

4.  Birth: 7 DEC 1792 in Blandford, _____, MA

* Death: 10 APR 1875 in Harrison, Boone, AR

 

5.  Ancestry.com

Name:    Cochran, Harper  

Father:    Cochran , Amos Glass

Mother:    Fuller , Mehitable  

Birth Date:    7 December 1792

State:    MA

 

They had the following children:

      133            i.          Josiah, 13964, M (1824-)

      134           ii.          William Elston Collings, 6950, M (1830-)

      135          iii.          Jonathan, 6951, M (1833-)

      136          iv.          Henry, 6952, M (1836-1871)

      137           v.          Joseph, 13963, M (1821-<1847)

 

25. John C Collings (William Elston2, William1), 1193, M. Born in 1797 in Spencer Co., KY. John C died in Scott Co. IN, on 19 May 1846; he was 49. Buried in Pigeon Roost Cemetery, Scott Co., IN.

 

1.  John may have remarried in Scott Co.in 1839 to  Nancy Anderson.

 

On 14 Aug 1816 when John C was 19, he married Jane Broady, 1194, F, daughter of Joseph Broady, 4387, M (1760-1835) & Jane Dent, 4388, F (~1767-aft 5 Mar 1807), in Bullitt Co., KY. Born in ~1799 in TN. Jane died in Scott Co. IN, on 28 Jul 1839; she was 40. Buried in Pigeon Roost Cemetery, Scott Co., IN.

 

1.   Marriage record Book 3, pg. 15

 

They had the following children:

      138            i.          Joseph, 4389, M (1816-1883)

      139           ii.          William E, 4390, M (1821-1869)

      140          iii.          Lydia C, 4391, F (1819-1846)

      141          iv.          Eliza Ann, 4392, F

      142           v.          Zebulon H, 4393, M (1834-1911)

      143          vi.          John Calvin, 4394, M

      144         vii.          Karns Hougland, 4395, M (1834-1899)

      145        viii.          Minerva Jane Dent, 4396, F (1837-1913)

      146          ix.          Zebulon H, 8399, M (1834-1911)

 

26. David Collings (Thomas2, William1), 3936, M. Born in 1788 in Spencer Co., KY.

 

David married Sarah Ann Burdette, 8668, F. Born in 1796 in VA.

 

They had the following children:

      147            i.          Henry H, 8669, M (1811-)

      148           ii.          William Bufford, 8670, M (1811-)

      149          iii.          Melinda, 8671, F (1817-)

      150          iv.          Mahala, 8672, F (1817-)

      151           v.          Emily, 8673, F (1820-)

      152          vi.          George W, 8674, M (1823-)

      153         vii.          James M, 8675, M (1826-)

      154        viii.          Sarah Ann, 8676, F (1828-)

      155          ix.          David J. A., 8677, M (1830-)

      156           x.          Mary Jane, 8678, F (1832-)

 

27. Benjamin Collings (Thomas2, William1), 3937, M. Born on 18 Jan 1792 in Spencer Co., KY.

 

In ~1813 when Benjamin was 20, he married Phoebe Broady, 5715, F, daughter of Joseph Broady, 4387, M (1760-1835) & Jane Dent, 4388, F (~1767-aft 5 Mar 1807), in Washington  Co., KY. Born on 16 Mar 1794 in VA.

 

They had one child:

      157            i.          Cynthia Ann, 5714, F (1814-)

 

28. Allen Collings (Thomas2, William1), 3938, M. Born in 1796 in Bloomington, Spencer Co., KY. Allen died in Colusa, Hancock Co., IL, on 7 Mar 1863; he was 67.

 

Allen married Mary Broady, 8652, F, daughter of Joseph Broady, 4387, M (1760-1835) & Jane Dent, 4388, F (~1767-aft 5 Mar 1807). Born on 12 May 1789 in Knox  Co., TN. Mary died in Colusa, Hancock Co., IL, on 21 May 1863; she was 74.

 

They had the following children:

      158            i.          Eliza, 8661, F (1817-)

      159           ii.          Alexander, 8662, M (1819-)

      160          iii.          Mahala, 8663, F (1821-)

      161          iv.          Anna, 8664, F (1824-)

      162           v.          Sarah Jane, 8665, F (1826-)

      163          vi.          Thomas, 8666, M (1828-)

      164         vii.          Cynthia Anne, 8667, F (1834-)

 

29. Catherine Collings (Thomas2, William1), 3939, F. Born in 1800 in Spencer Co., KY. Catherine died in IN in ~1863; she was 63.

 

On 12 Aug 1829 when Catherine was 29, she first married Elisha Bess, 8679, M, in Scott Co., IN. Born in ~1810 in KY.

 

1.   Jean J. Boicourt <jeanjb@Qwest.net>

 

They had the following children:

      165            i.          Cynthia, 9427, F (1830-)

      166           ii.          Drucilla, 9428, F (1832-)

      167          iii.          Hanna, 9429, F (1835-)

      168          iv.          Sara J, 9430, F (1836-)

      169           v.          Elisha Collings, 9431, M (1837-)

      170          vi.          Hannah Louisa, 9432, F (1839-)

      171         vii.          Catherine, 9433, F (1841-)

 

Catherine second married Thomas Hughbanks, 8682, M.

 

They had the following children:

      172            i.          Elizabeth, 9445, F

      173           ii.          William Collings, 9446, M

      174          iii.          George Jones, 9447, M

 

Catherine third married Bohall, 8683, M.

 

30. Thomas Collings (Thomas2, William1), 3940, M. Born on 1 Mar 1802 in Spencer Co., KY. Thomas died on 22 Jul 1875; he was 73. Buried in Collings Cem., Dudleytown.

 

1.  Tracy Polyak <tracymirko@hotmail.com> shows third wife as Nancy Ann Hood.

 

On 27 Jul 1820 when Thomas was 18, he first married Margaret Briner, 7155, F, in Fort Vallonia,Jackson,Indiana. Born in 1802 in Bullitt Co., KY. Margaret died in Jackson Co., IN, on 2 Apr 1862; she was 60. Buried in Jackson Co., IN.

 

They had the following children:

      175            i.          George Washington, 9434, M (1821-)

      176           ii.          Peter, 9435, M (1824-)

      177          iii.          Thomas, 9436, M (1826-)

      178          iv.          William, 9437, M (1828-)

      179           v.          Zerilda, 9438, F (1829-)

      180          vi.          David, 9439, M (1833-)

      181         vii.          Isaac, 9440, M (1835-)

      182        viii.          Emily, 9441, F (1837-)

      183          ix.          Eliza, 9442, F (1840-)

      184           x.          Jesse, 9443, M (1842-)

      185          xi.          Mary Ann, 9444, F (1845-)

 

Thomas second married Susan McNeal, 8680, F.

 

1.  Tracy Polyak <tracymirko@hotmail.com>

Shows name as Susan McNeil Shewmaker

 

On 30 Jun 1874 when Thomas was 72, he third married Melvina Emms Briner, 8681, F, in Jackson Co., IN.

 

31. Drucilla Collings (Thomas2, William1), 3941, F. Born in ~1803.

 

Drucilla married Joseph Milstead, 8684, M.

 

32. George H Crist (Elizabeth “Betsy” Collings2, William1), 6938, M. Born in ~1793. George H died in Spencer Co., KY, on 2 Jun 1852; he was 59.

 

1.  John Rohlfing <rohlfing@indy.net>

Lists birth approx. 1793

 

George H married Mildred “Millie” Payne, 9458, F. Born in ~1802.

 

They had the following children:

      186            i.          Charlott, 9459, F (1822-)

      187           ii.          Harrison C, 9460, M

      188          iii.          Joseph, 9461, M

      189          iv.          Ellen, 9462, F

      190           v.          Eliza, 9463, F

      191          vi.          Anna, 9464, F

      192         vii.          George, 9465, M

      193        viii.          Mary, 9466, F (1845-)

 

33. William Lee Crist (Elizabeth “Betsy” Collings2, William1), 6939, M. Born on 5 May 1770.

 

34. Sarah Ann Crist (Elizabeth “Betsy” Collings2, William1), 6945, F. Born on 4 Apr 1782.

 

35. Elizabeth Crist (Elizabeth “Betsy” Collings2, William1), 15620, F. Born on 20 Jun 1784. Elizabeth died on 19 Sep 1847; she was 63. Buried in Friendly Grove. Born in Jun 1784.

 

On 4 Nov 1802 when Elizabeth was 18, she married Andrew Biggs, 15619, M. Born on 28 Mar 1782.

 

1.  Eva Crist Gordon, An Early History of the Crist Family quoted in part in The Collings, Richeys and The Pigeon Roost Massacre.

 

They had one child:

      194            i.          Elizabeth, 15618, F (1807-1901)

 

36. Nancy Crist (Elizabeth “Betsy” Collings2, William1), 6944, F. Born on 10 Dec 1785.

 

37. Henry Phillip Crist (Elizabeth “Betsy” Collings2, William1), 6940, M. Born on 16 Jan 1789.

 

38. Rachel Crist (Elizabeth “Betsy” Collings2, William1), 6946, F. Born on 15 Sep 1792.

 

39. Catherine “Katie” Crist (Elizabeth “Betsy” Collings2, William1), 6942, F. Born on 12 Nov 1794. Catherine “Katie” died in Sullivan Co., IN, on 24 Jan 1873; she was 78.

 

1.  Jodie Wyatt (jwyatt@cei.net) reports birth as 12 Jan 1799 in Nelson Co., KY

 

On 10 Apr 1823 when Catherine “Katie” was 28, she married Samuel Stout, 10753, M, in Shelby Co, KY. Born on 16 Aug 1805 in Spencer Co., KY. Samuel died in IN on 7 Oct 1855; he was 50.

 

They had one child:

      195            i.          Sophronia, 10754, F (1824-1865)

 

40. Amandy Jane Crist (Elizabeth “Betsy” Collings2, William1), 6947, F. Born on 4 Dec 1796. Amandy Jane died in Nelson Co., KY, on 23 Jan 1812; she was 15.

 

1.  Recorded by George Heinrich Crist, residing at the time in the north-central Kentucky county of Nelson, near the present location of Louisville. It was submitted by Floyd Creasey - 4th tier great-grandchild to author, now a Texas resident. Words spelled as shown.

 

23 January 1812

"What are we gonna do? You cannot fight it cause you do not know how. It is not something that you can see. In a storm you can see the sky and it shows dark clouds and you know that you might get strong winds but this you can not see anything but a house that just lays in a pile on the ground - not scattered around and trees that just falls over with the roots still on it. The earth quake or what ever it is come again today. It was as bad or worse than the one in December. We lost our Amandy Jane in this one - a log fell on her. We will bury her upon the hill under a clump of trees where Besys Ma and Pa is buried. A lot of people thinks that the devil has come here. Some thinks that this is the beginning of the world coming to a end.

 

41. Nicholas Crist (Elizabeth “Betsy” Collings2, William1), 6941, M. Born in ~1790 in KY. Nicholas died on 18 Dec 1860; he was 70.

 

On 7 Dec 1809 when Nicholas was 19, he married Nancy Biggs, 9448, F. Born on 12 Sep 1791.

 

They had one child:

      196            i.          Sarah, 12194, F

 


 

Fourth Generation

—————————————————————————————————————————————

 

42. Lydia Collings (William3, Zebulon2, William1), 14325, F. Born on 22 Jan 1792.

 

43. John Collings (William3, Zebulon2, William1), 14326, M. Born on 22 Apr 1795.

 

44. Abraham Collings (William3, Zebulon2, William1), 14327, M. Born in 1797.

 

45. Zebulon Collings (William3, Zebulon2, William1), 14328, M. Born on 6 Nov 1802.

 

46. Sarah Collings (William3, Zebulon2, William1), 14329, F. Born on 12 Sep 1804.

 

47. Elizabeth Collings (William3, Zebulon2, William1), 14330, F. Born in 1806.

 

48. Frances Collings (William3, Zebulon2, William1), 14331, F. Born in 1809.

 

49. Joseph M Collings (Benjamin3, Zebulon2, William1), 12178, M. Born on 3 Mar 1789 in Spencer Co., KY. Joseph M died in ~1854; he was 64.

 

Joseph M married Elizabeth, 12189, F. Born in ~1801.

 

50. Rachel Collings (Benjamin3, Zebulon2, William1), 12179, F. Born on 2 Jul 1790 in Spencer Co., KY. Rachel died on 5 Apr 1818; she was 27.

 

1.  Killed by a “negro” girl.

 

2.   Children

 1.    Nancy KENNETT 1812 Spencer Co., KY

 2.    Haden KENNETT 1814 Spencer Co., KY

 3.    Ben KENNETT 1816 Spencer Co., KY

 4.    Charles KENNETT 1818 Spencer Co., KY

 

Rachel married Joseph Kennett, 12190, M.

 

51. Eisha Collings (Benjamin3, Zebulon2, William1), 12180, M. Born on 26 Jun 1791 in Spencer Co., KY. Eisha died on 2 Dec 1844; he was 53.

 

On 20 Dec 1815 when Eisha was 24, he married Sarah Couvenhoven, 12191, F.

 

1.  Seen also as Couvenhaven

 

52. Casander Collings (Benjamin3, Zebulon2, William1), 12181, F. Born on 25 Nov 1794 in Spencer Co., KY. Casander died on 19 Aug 1826; she was 31.

 

On 17 Jun 1813 when Casander was 18, she married Joseph John McDowell, 12188, M.

 

53. Isaac Collings (Benjamin3, Zebulon2, William1), 12182, M. Born on 9 Oct 1796 in Spencer Co., KY.

 

On 16 Nov 1819 when Isaac was 23, he married Mary Ann Newman, 12192, F. Born in ~1796.

 

54. Archibald Collings (Benjamin3, Zebulon2, William1), 12183, M. Born on 20 Mar 1799 in Spencer Co., KY. Archibald died in Vigo Co., IN, on 31 Mar 1868; he was 69.

 

On 11 Nov 1828 when Archibald was 29, he married Susan B Ware, 12193, F, in Shelby Co, KY. Born on 14 Oct 1803 in KY.

 

55. Reuben Collings (Benjamin3, Zebulon2, William1), 12184, M. Born on 4 Jan 1801 in Spencer Co., KY. Reuben died in Spencer Co., KY, on 1 Jan 1842; he was 40.

 

1.  "Anne Livingston" <livings1@aol.com>

 

Spencer Co. Will Book B p. 568

Additional List of Sales of the Estate of REUBEN COLLINGS Dec’d as follows:

 

AUSTIN HOUGH - “one negro woman BESSEY and child” $300.83

 

MARY COLLINGS - “one negro boy named SANDY” $250.00

 

same - “one negro boy named HENRY” $150.00

 

M. ALLEN - “one yellow girl AMANDA” $200.00

 

E. K. HOLSCLAW - “one Black girl AMANDA” $200.00

 

HOLMES & STERETT (?) - “one Black man BILL” $400.00

 

Total: $1525.83

 

Returned by

GEORGE LEPAGE

SAM’L COLLINGS

 

Admors. of REUBEN COLLINGS Dec’d.

 

Recorded 1 Dec 1845 Spencer Co. KY Court

 

2.  Contributed by Martha P. marabplow@worldnet.att.net; Date: 9 June 2000

 

10 Feb 1825 Spencer County Deed Book A p. 156  C. K.  McGEE of the County of Spencer and

State of Kentucky of the one part and Reuben COLLINGS and Nathan COCHERAN of the County and

state aforesaid of the other part... for and in consideration of the sum of Eight hundred

Dollars to me in hand paid do grant Bargain and sell a certain tract or parcel of land

containing Six hundred and sixteen acres more or less lying and being in the County of

Spencer and State of Kentucky on Salt River, the same tract that was owned by Jacob CRIST in

his lifetime which fell to the legal heirs of Jacob CRIST Deceased after his death.  it is

clearly to be understood that the said E. K.  McGEE being  the heirs by marriage of said

CRIST hath only conveyed all my interest and claim in said land.

 

signed E .K.  McGEE

 

When the Raphael Lancaster (the clerk) records this deed he states " This indenture was

acknowledged before me in my office by the within named Enoch K. McGEE and Rebecca C. McGEE

his wife she being first privately examined as the law directs and relinquishing her Dower

and interest.  Recorded 4 June 1825 Spencer Co. KY Court

Rebecca C. McGEE

 

Enoch McGEE m. Rebecca CRIST 1 Aug 1824 Spencer Co.

Reuben COLLINGS m. Sarah CRIST 19 Jul 1824 Spencer Co. KY

 

 

Spencer Co. Deed Book A p. 157

This Indenture made this twenty seckand day of February 1825 between Nathan COCKERAN of the

County of Spencer and State of Kentucky of the one part to Reuben COLLINGS of the County and

State aforesaid of the other part.  That for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar

to him the said Nathan COCHERAN  in hand paid hath this day granted bargained and sold to

COLLINGS a certain tract or parcel of land containing three hundred and Eighty six Acres

more or less lying and being in the County of Spencer and State of Kentucky on Salt River a

branch of the Ohio.

(signed)

Nathan COCHRAN

Catharine COCKRAN

 

In the presence of W. W. McCROSKY

E. R. McGEE

 

Recorded 4 June 1825 Spencer Co. KY Court

 

22 Feb 1825  Spencer Co. Deed Book A p. 158  Rheuben COLLINGS of the County of Spencer and

State of Kentucky of the one part to Nathan COCKRAN of the County and  State aforesaid of

the other part... that for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar to him in hand paid

hath this day granted bargained and sold a parcel or tract of 200 acres of  land lying and

being in Spencer Co. on Salt River... bordered by a sycamore at the mouth of Plum Creek.

(signed)

Reuben COLLINGS

Sarah COLLINGS

 

In the presence of W. W. McCROSKY

E. R. McGEE

 

Recorded 4 Jun 1825 Spencer Co. KY Court

 

3.  Will of Thomas L. Thurman

In the name of God Amen, I Thomas L. Thurman of Spencer County and State of Kentucky being low and sick but in perfect cences, I make my last will and testament. I wish as much of my property sold as it may take to pay off all my just debts. I bequeath to my oldest daughter Elizabeth Thurman the sum of twenty five dollars to be paid to her when she becomes twenty one years of age. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Lucy Ann Thurman my entire estate (after all my just debts is paid) during her widowhood. If she should marry she is then to have one third part of my estate, the remainder of my estate I give and bequeath to my three children - Sarah Catharine Thurman, James William Thurman and Mary Amanda Thurman to be equally divided amond them. It is my wish that Reuben Collings shall be my executor having no other bequests to make.I come to a close by here unto sitting my hand and seal in presence of:

(signed) Attest T L Thurman

George Le Page R.S. Harrison J. E. Thurman October 19, 1838

At a county court held for Spencer County on Monday the 5th day of November 1838 this writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Thomas L. Thurman dec'd was proved according to law by the oaths of George LePage, John E. Thurman witnesses there to and is ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Reuben Collings the Executor therein named who made oath thereto and together with Miller(misters?) Easley Edington Collings and George LePage his securities entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $4000 conditioned as the law directs. Certificate is granted the said Reuben Collings for obtaining a probate of the said will in due form. Attest Ralph Lancaster CSCC

 

On 19 Jul 1824 when Reuben was 23, he first married Sarah Crist (196) , 12194, F, daughter of Nicholas Crist (41), 6941, M (~1790-18 Dec 1860) & Nancy Biggs, 9448, F (12 Sep 1791-), in Spencer Co., KY.

 

They had the following children:

      197            i.          Angeline, 12195, F (1825-)

      198           ii.          Emmarine, 12196, F (1829-)

      199          iii.          Isaac, 12197, M

 

On 18 Sep 1832 when Reuben was 31, he second married Mary Johnson, 12198, F. Born on 22 Aug 1798 in VA. Mary died in Plumb Creek, on 12 Oct 1880; she was 82.

 

1.  Records donated by Bena Taylor Kirkscey      transcribed by Donna Miller

BIBLE RECORD OF REUBEN & MARY JOHNSON COLLINGS OF SPENCER CO.

                    FAMILY RECORD

                       BIRTHS

 

Reuben COLLINGS  was born    (date illegible)

Mary JOHNSON  was born August 22nd 1798

Mary Virginia Johnson COLLINGS  was born October 30th Thirsday morning 8 o'clock  1834

James Oscar Hickson COLLINGS  was born Tuesday 6 o'clock P.M.  September 6th 1836

Isora Eliza Polena COLLINGS  was born June 2nd 1839 Thursday morning 4 o'clock

Mary Bell NUTT  was born November 4th 1852

Nora E. NUTT  was borned  October 19th 1867

 

                  MARRIAGES

Reuben COLLINGS  and Mary JOHNSON  was married 18 September 1832

John NUTT  and Mary V. J. COLLINGS  was married 16 December 1851

 

They had the following children:

      200            i.          Mary Virginia, 12199, F (1834-)

      201           ii.          James Oscar Hixon, 12200, M (1836-)

      202          iii.          Isora Eliza Pollena, 12201, F (1839-)

 

56. Sarah A Collings (Benjamin3, Zebulon2, William1), 12185, F. Born on 13 Jan 1806 in Spencer Co., KY.

 

On 4 Apr 1835 when Sarah A was 29, she married George LePage, 12202, M.

 

57. Felix Ben Collings (Benjamin3, Zebulon2, William1), 12186, M. Born on 27 Jun 1809 in Spencer Co., KY. Felix Ben died in Spencer Co., KY, on 30 Sep 1883; he was 74.

 

1.  Does this match up?

Kentucky: A History of the State. Perrin, Battle & Kniffin, 6th ed.,1887, Spencer Co.

MRS. SALLIE A. COLLINGS was born in Garrard County, Ky., a daughter of Samuel B. and Rosanna (McDonald) Jennings. To this union were born thirteen children, eight of whom are now living, viz.: Sallie A., John B. (born March 10, 1820, married February 23, 1842, to Sarah Romans, of Garrard County, Ky., daughter of William Romans; they have one child - Sallie A., who married Mr. Blankenship and had two children: Samuel and Susie. John B.'s wife died in 1871, a member of the Christian Church, of which he is also a member, and who makes his home with our subject,

superintending her farm), Alexander R., William, George E. and Zerelda are twins. Our subject married, September 24, 1846, John H. Hinds, of Garrard County, Ky., who died September 23, 1865. She then married, November 8, 1868, Dr. F.B. Collings, of Spencer County, a son of Ben Collings. Dr. Collings was quite a noted physician and surgeon, and died September 30, 1883, a member of the Baptist Church. Mrs. Collings is also a member of the Baptist Church, and owns 155 acres of land.

 

On 23 Jan 1836 when Felix Ben was 26, he married Adelia Elizabeth LePage, 12203, F, in Spencer Co., KY. Born on 12 Jun 1804 in OH.

 

58. Samuel W Collings (Benjamin3, Zebulon2, William1), 12187, M. Born on 7 Dec 1812 in Spencer Co., KY. Samuel W died in Spencer Co., KY, on 4 Mar 1889; he was 76.

 

John W. & Lois L. COLLINGS, 7 Feb. 1865;  B-Samuel COLLINGS; M-W. G. HOBBS; P-Samuel COLLINGS; W-Dr. James HEADY

 

On 5 Dec 1838 when Samuel W was 25, he married Dorthulia Heady, 12204, F. Born in ~1823.

 

59. Spencer Houghland (Rachel Collings3, Spencer2, William1), 6894, M.

 

Spencer married Jane Myers, 6896, F.

 

They had one child:

      203            i.          Rachel, 6897, F (1817-)

 

60. Jane Houghland (Rachel Collings3, Spencer2, William1), 6895, F.

 

61. Spencer Collings (William3, Spencer2, William1), 6907, M. Born in ~1811.

 

62. Edrington Collings (William3, Spencer2, William1), 6908, M. Born in ~1812.

 

1.  Children from Ron McComb

 

2.  "Alphabetical List of Persons in Division No. 18 of Collection District No. 3 of the State

of Kentucky, liable to a tax  under the Excise laws of the United States, and the amount

thereof, as assessed by Edgar Needham, Assessor, and by him returned to the Collector of

said District, for the Annual Assessment, 1863." (Bullitt Co.)

 

Collings, Edrington, Income Exc 600$

 

On 13 Jun 1841 when Edrington was 29, he married Jane Stone, 6909, F, in Spencer Co., KY. Born in ~1815.

 

They had the following children:

      204            i.          Mary Ann, 6910, F

      205           ii.          Sarah E, 6911, F

 

63. Rachel Collings (Spencer3, Spencer2, William1), 3924, F. Born on 19 Mar 1798.

 

64. Abraham L Collings (Spencer3, Spencer2, William1), 3925, M. Born on 22 Sep 1800 in Shelby Co, KY. Abraham L died in Mercer Co., MO, on 27 Dec 1862; he was 62. Buried in Collings Cem., Mercer Co., MO.

 

1.  Was a Methodist preacher

 

2.  1850 census - Putnam Co., IN

1860 census - Mercer Co., MO

 

On 1 May 1821 when Abraham L was 20, he married Lydia Graham, 8765, F, in Shelby Co., KY. Born in ~1803 in Shelby Co, KY. Lydia died in Mercer Co., MO, on 12 Dec 1886; she was 83. Buried in Collings Cem., Mercer Co., MO.

 

1.  Diane Younker <dianey@gte.net>

rmccomb@northlink.com

 

They had the following children:

      206            i.          Lorenzo Dow, 8766, M (1835-)

      207           ii.          Joseph, 8767, M

      208          iii.          Julia A, 8768, F

      209          iv.          Abraham, 8769, M

      210           v.          William Wilson, 8770, M (1842-1894)

      211          vi.          Polly A, 8771, F

      212         vii.          Francis Asbury, 8772, M

      213        viii.          Amasa Johnson, 8773, M

 

65. Lydia Collings (Spencer3, Spencer2, William1), 3926, F. Born on 17 Dec 1802 in Shelby Co, KY. Lydia died in Decatur Co., IA, in 1877; she was 74.

 

1.  1850 Census, Mercer Co., District 56, Missouri

Lydia Akers 47 F KY

Henry Amin 20 M Ind

Thomas 14 M IN

Beoly 12 F IN

Abraham 9 M Ind

Lydia 6 F IN

 

Lydia married Bedy Akers, 11054, M, son of Benjamin Akers, 11055, M. Born on 8 Jun 1799 in Crab Orchard, Lincoln Co., KY. Bedy died in Mercer Co., MO, on 27 Sep 1847; he was 48.

 

1.  Also seen as Brady

 

2.   Richard Adams <RAdams38@aol.com>

lists birth on 28 Jun 1798 at Crab Orchard, Lincoln Co., KY

Trina Parsons also lists Crab Orchard.  Change place - 2/22/02.

Previous info listed birth as Shelby Co., KY

 

3.  Mr. (Spencer) Akers was born in Putnam County, Indiana, January 17, 1826, a son of Bedy and Lydia (Collings) Akers, natives of Shelby County, Kentucky, the latter being a descendant of the Collings family, of whom thirty were killed at the Indian war, in the first settlement of Kentucky. They reared a family of nine children -- Emily Jane, William C., Catherine, Spencer C., Elizabeth, Benjamin, Thomas, Bedy and Lydia Ann. In 1839 the parents immigrated with their family to Chariton County, Missouri, and there our subject was reared, from his fourteenth year till 1844.

 

They had the following children:

      214            i.          Emily Jane, 11056, F (1820-)

      215           ii.          William C, 11057, M (1821-1896)

      216          iii.          Catherine, 11058, F (1823-)

      217          iv.          Spencer Collings, 11059, M (1826-1891)

      218           v.          Elizabeth, 11060, F (1828-)

      219          vi.          Henry Amin, 11061, M (1830-)

      220         vii.          Hinson, 11062, M (1833-)

      221        viii.          Thomas, 11084, M (1836-)

      222          ix.          Bedy, 11063, F (1838-)

      223           x.          Abraham H, 11085, M (1841-)

      224          xi.          Lydia A, 11064, F (1844-)

 

66. William C Collings (Spencer3, Spencer2, William1), 3927, M. Born on 3 Feb 1805.

 

67. Harvey Collings (Spencer3, Spencer2, William1), 3928, M. Born on 18 Dec 1806. Harvey died on 2 Feb 1881; he was 74.

 

68. Sarah Collings (Spencer3, Spencer2, William1), 3929, F. Born on 19 Dec 1808.

 

69. Jane Collings (Spencer3, Spencer2, William1), 3930, F. Born in ~1810.

 

70. Rhoda Collings (Spencer3, Spencer2, William1), 3931, F. Born on 20 Jul 1813.

 

71. Elizabeth Collings (Spencer3, Spencer2, William1), 3932, F. Born on 13 May 1815.

 

72. Catherine Collings (Spencer3, Spencer2, William1), 3933, F. Born on 7 Apr 1818.

 

73. Polly Collings (Spencer3, Spencer2, William1), 3934, F. Born on 7 Jul 1820.

 

74. Lydia McCoy (Jane “Jincy” Collings3, Spencer2, William1), 6919, F.

 

Lydia first married Jesse Coombs, 11859, M.

 

Lydia second married Thomas McCormick, 11860, M.

 

75. Lewis McCoy (Jane “Jincy” Collings3, Spencer2, William1), 6920, M. Born in 1806 in Clark Co., IN. Lewis died on 7 Sep 1874; he was 68.

 

1.  KampongKid@aol.com

 

Lewis (Louis) McCoy. Born 1806 in Clark Co, IN. Died 7 Sep 1874 in IN.

 

Louis McCoy was born in 1806, and lived for sixty-eight years on the same farm on which he first saw the light. He moved to Franklin, Indiana, in 1874, and died soon after at about the age of sixty-nine years. He was a member of the Baptist Church, and was an exemplary man in every respect. In the Temperance movement he was an active worker, being among the first to discard the use of intoxicants in the barvest field. He kept up a meeting of the 11 Washingtonians (of which he was a prime mover), for many years. He was also active in Sunday-school work. At one time he was Captain of a militia company. Indeed, he was a leading spirit in all enterprises that had for their object the good of the community in which he lived.

 

He married Rebecca Hester.

They had the following children:

 

        i.  George Knight McCoy (USA); Born 1832. Died 18 Dec 1864 in New Orleans, LA. Military Army Surgeon.

        ii. John Milton McCoy; Born 1835. Died 1922.

        iii.    William Addison McCoy, M.D.; Born 1 Sep 1844 in Clark Co, IN. Died 1905 in Dallas Co, TX. Military Cpt of a Militia Company.

 

Lewis married Rebecca Hestor, 11861, F.

 

1.   Memorial & Biographical History of

Dallas County, Texas, 1892, pp. 416-417

Of the Hesters, the Doctor's maternal grandparents, record is made as follows:  Matthias, husband of Susan (Huckleberry) Hester. Matthias Hester, when nineteen years of age, was scalped and speared by the Indians on Blue Grass creek, near where Louisville, Kentucky, now stands, and was thrown into a ditch and left for dead. He recovered, however, and lived to an advanced age.  They reared a large family of children, all of whom grew up to occupy honored and useful positions. Following are the names of their children:

1. Rev. George K. Hester, one of the early Methodist ministers of Indiana, and one of the founders of Asbury (now De Panw) University, was born in 1792 and died about 1874. Rev. George K. Hester's sons were among the first graduates of Asbury University. They are:

Rev. Asbury Hester, D. D., of Greencastle, Indiana

Rev. Addison Hester, who died in St. Louis in 1842

Rev. W. McKinsey Hester, D. D., of the Southeast Indiana Conference

Rev. Andrew Hester, who died at Charleston, Indiana, in 1869.

2.  Mary M. Hester, who married Mr. Muir, and resided in Kentucky, (died about 1860) 3.  Cowen P. Hester, one of the founders of the Indiana State University at Bloomington, went to California in 1849, was elected Judge, and is now a resident of Los Angeles

4.  Elizabeth Hester, a teacher of more than ordinary ability, died in 1846

5. David Hester, who was drowned in the Mississippi river

6. Sarah Hester, wife of John Coombes, died in Clark county, Indiana, in 1880

7. Rebecca Hester, wife of Louis McCoy

8. William Hester, who died at the age of thirty years, left an only son, W. W. Hester, who is now a practicing physician in Chicago

9. Milton P. Hester, of Illinois, is now eighty years of age

10. Dr. Uriah A. V. Hester, a prominent physician of Owen county, Indiana, is the youngest of the family.

 

They had the following children:

      225            i.          George Knight, 14781, M (1832-1864)

      226           ii.          John Milton, 14782, M (1835-1922)

 

76. Spencer Collings McCoy (Jane “Jincy” Collings3, Spencer2, William1), 6921, M. Spencer Collings died in ~1872 in Clark Co, IN.

 

Spencer Collings married Nancy Delilah McDaniels, 14783, F.

 

1.  Footnote 31 in the Diary of John McCoy.

John McDaniel (1780-1850) was, like John McCoy, a deacon of the Silver Creek church and also like him was excluded by that body in 1834 because he was in favor of a salaried ministry, missions, Sunday schools, tract societies, temperance societies and similar benevolen enterprises.

 

This family spelled their surname in various ways, among them being McDoneld and McDonald.

Hayward:  Family Bible Records, 21; McCoy:  Oldest Baptist Church, 9; Family Bible in keeping of W.C. McCoy, Columbus, OH

 

77. Isaac McCoy (Jane “Jincy” Collings3, Spencer2, William1), 6922, M. Isaac died in ~1884 in IL.

 

1.  Prominent educator

 

78. Thirza McCoy (Jane “Jincy” Collings3, Spencer2, William1), 6923, F.

 

1.  Also seen as Thursey

 

Thirza married John McCormick, 11862, M.

 

They had one child:

      227            i.          Eliza Ann, 14779, F (1833-1863)

 

79. Mahala McCoy (Jane “Jincy” Collings3, Spencer2, William1), 6924, F.

 

80. Eliza McCoy (Jane “Jincy” Collings3, Spencer2, William1), 6925, F.

 

1.  Possible missionary

 

81. William McCoy (Jane “Jincy” Collings3, Spencer2, William1), 6926, M. William died in ~1890.

 

1.  Baptist minister

 

82. George Rice McCoy (Jane “Jincy” Collings3, Spencer2, William1), 6927, M. George Rice died in ~1845 in IL.

 

83. John Courtland McCoy (Jane “Jincy” Collings3, Spencer2, William1), 6928, M.

 

84. Elijah Collings (Richard3, William Elston2, William1), 4819, M.

 

85. Phebe Collings (Zebulon3, William Elston2, William1), 2943, F. Born on 19 Jul 1804. Phebe died on 29 Dec 1862; she was 58.

 

86. Rachel Collings (Zebulon3, William Elston2, William1), 2944, F. Born on 23 May 1808 in Charlestown, Clark Co., IN. Rachel died in Jackson Co.,  IN, on 27 Oct 1866; she was 58. Buried in Russell Chapel Cemetery, Jackson Co., IN.

 

1.  Shellie Manship - shelliemanship@aol.com

 

2.  Rachel spent most of her married life on a farm in Grassy Fork Township, Jackson Co., IN.

Collings, Richey book., pg. 88

 

On 28 Feb 1828 when Rachel was 19, she married William Edwards, 4824, M, in Jeffersonville, IN. Born on 20 Sep 1807 in Shelby Co., KY. William died in Jackson Co., IN, on 25 Sep 1867; he was 60. Buried in Russell Chapel Cemetery, Jackson Co., IN.

 

1.  First storehouse in Sidney (Jackson Co.) was built and kept aby William Edwards in 1839. 

History of Jackson County, Indiana by Brant and Fuller.

 

2.  Bible records of Rachel and William was in the possession of Jerry Beldon in 1980:

“William Edwards was nocked (sic) from the Rail Rode (sic) Tract by an Engine at Jeffersonville, Ind., September 24th 1867 at 3, O.Clock evening and died from the wounds September 25th 1867 at 8 O.Clock morning.  Age 60 years, 5 days.”

 

3. Back in the early 1900’s a search was conducted for the purpose of finding heirs of the Edwards family.  The Edwards supposedy had owned land in NY City and had leased the land for 99 years.  After 99 years the land was supposed to revert back to the heirs.  Descendants of Rachel and William Edwards hired lawyers and sent in their lineage.  After a lengthy time and expense nothing was gained and there was some speculation that the whole thing was perpetuated by unscrupulous lawyers.  Charles Mead Beldon, grandson of William Edwards, saved the papers from the research.

 

They had the following children:

      228            i.          James Bennet, 4825, M (1828-1829)

      229           ii.          Nancy Elizabeth, 4826, F (1829-1897)

      230          iii.          Polly Ann, 4827, F (1831-1909)

      231          iv.          Jane, 4828, F (1833-1842)

      232           v.          Sarah Emoline, 4829, F

 

87. Mary Jane(?) Collings (Zebulon3, William Elston2, William1), 2945, F. Born on 2 Apr 1810. Mary Jane(?) died on 22 Jan 1885; she was 74.

 

88. Nancy Collings (Zebulon3, William Elston2, William1), 2946, F. Born in ~1812.

 

89. Elizabeth Collings (Zebulon3, William Elston2, William1), 2947, F. Born on 14 Aug 1815. Elizabeth died on 14 Apr 1881; she was 65.

 

90. George B Collings (Zebulon3, William Elston2, William1), 2948, M. Born in ~1819 in Clark Co, IN. George B died on 4 Jul 1906; he was 87.

 

1.  1860 federal census, Vienna Twp., Scott Co., IN

George, age 41, Charity, age 39, nancy, age 19, William 17, Sarah 14, Hubbard 10, Elizabeth 3, Ernest, 2 months.

 

2.  From Invalid Pension Record # 23546 of George B. Collings

Captain, Company K, 66th Indiana Infantry Regiment

 

Enlisted 30 Jul 1862 as a Private through 18 Aug 1862.

Mustered-In for three years as Captain, Company K, 66th Indiana Infantry Regiment,  19 Aug 1862, at New Albany, IN.

Suffered a gunshot wound in the right leg under the knee almost severing the tendons and injuring  nerve at the Battle of Richmond, KY, 30 Aug 1862. Captured and paroled back to unit

approximately 21 Sep 62.  Confirmed by Captain Abraham H. Campbell, who took over

command of the unit when Captain Collings was wounded and later promoted to Captain of

Company K. Discharged 27 Mar 1863.

 

J.G. Hendricks, Examining Surgeon, stated on 14 Sep 1863 that George B. Collings was  3/4 injured, probably permanently. An annual examination was requested by the surgeon.

Invalid Pension granted 8 Dec 1863 commencing 27 Mar 1863.  Approved 30 Jan 1864.

 

3.  From his Invalid Pension Certificate # 23546 dated 29 Apr 1898:

 

Wife Charity Stevens Collings, maiden name Beldon.  Married 5 May 1839 in Jackson County, IN, by Reverend May.

 

Five children:

 

     Mrs. F.H. Arnold, b. 4 Mar 1840

     W.P. Collings, b. 26 Mar 1843

     Mrs. S.R. Blake, b. 21 Oct 1845

     O. (?) H. Collings, b. 4 Sep 1850

     Elizabeth C. Collings, b. 28 Jun 1858

 

From his Certificate of Disability # 25220:

 

When enlisted said he was as  a tanner and a furrier.

Lived in Taylorsville, Bartholomew Co, IN, according to a Surgeon’s Certificate

dated 6 Sep 1873 and placed in Invalid Pension # 23546.  Surgeon’s Certificate

stated that at that time George B. Collings was 5 feet 8 inches tall, 150 pounds,

light complexion.  On 21 May 1884 he was living in North Vernon, Jennings County,

IN.  In Jul 1884 the post office that he used was in Greensburg, Decatur County, IN.

Died 4 Jul 1906.

 

On 5 May 1839 when George B was 20, he married Charity Stevens Belding, 10725, F, daughter of Aaron Oliver Belding, 10726, M & Sarah E Fislar, 10727, F, in Jackson Co., IN. Born on 13 Oct 1821 in Jackson Co., IN.

 

1.  Also seen as Beldon

 

91. Satchel "Sicha" Collings (Zebulon3, William Elston2, William1), 2949, F. Born in ~1821.

 

On 8 Apr 1839 when Satchel "Sicha" was 18, she first married James F Belding, 4822, M, in Clark Co., IN. Born on 1 Jun 1819 in Jackson Co., IN. James F died on 28 Feb 1855; he was 35.

 

On 24 Jun 1857 when Satchel "Sicha" was 36, she second married Presley Fislar, 4823, M, in Jackson Co., IN.

 

92. Miller Biggs ((Mary) Jane Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 2950, M. Born on 27 Jun 1803.

 

93. Phebe Biggs ((Mary) Jane Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 2951, F. Born on 24 Jul 1805.

 

94. William H. Biggs ((Mary) Jane Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 2952, M. Born on 16 Mar 1807.

 

95. Robert Biggs ((Mary) Jane Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 2953, M. Born on 3 Nov 1809.

 

96. John Harrison Biggs ((Mary) Jane Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 2954, M. Born on 4 Oct 1812.

 

97. Henry C Biggs ((Mary) Jane Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 2955, M. Born on 1 Apr 1815.

 

98. Sarah Jane Biggs ((Mary) Jane Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 2956, F. Born on 17 Aug 1817.

 

99. Lisha Biggs ((Mary) Jane Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 2957, M. Born on 7 Dec 1819.

 

1.  Unknown whether this is a male (as entered) or female.  No supporting documentation has been found.  Just name and birthdate.

 

100. Elizabeth Biggs ((Mary) Jane Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 2958, F. Born on 27 Jan 1823.

 

101. Capandra Collings (Kearnes3, William Elston2, William1), 1168, F. Born on 16 Oct 1807 in Shelby Co, KY.

 

1.  NFI

 

2.  Is this Cassander Collings who married John Clark 29 Sep 1825 in Clark Co., IN (Ron McComb has this marriage with date of 16 Sep 1825 so I have added John to the database. 8/6/03)

 

3.  Sandra Schmidt has her listed as Cassandra and married to John Clark b. 1798 in VA.

 

On 16 Sep 1825 when Capandra was 17, she married John Clark, 15908, M, in Clark Co, IN. Born in ~1798 in VA.

 

102. William E Collings (Kearnes3, William Elston2, William1), 1169, M. Born on 24 Mar 1809 in KY. William E died on 13 Sep 1878; he was 69. Buried in Pigeon Roost Cemetery, Scott Co., IN.

 

On 6 Aug 1829 when William E was 20, he married Nancy Humble, 2763, F, daughter of Michael Humble, 15901, M (-1818) & Margaret “Peggy” Whitson, 15900, F. Born on 23 Mar 1809 in KY. Nancy died in Pigeon Roost, on 20 Feb 1895; she was 85. Buried in Pigeon Roost Cemetery, Scott Co., IN.

 

They had the following children:

      233            i.          Margaret Jane, 2764, F (1831-)

      234           ii.          Julian, 2765, M (1833-)

      235          iii.          Amelia Cathryn, 2766, F (1836-1902)

      236          iv.          Thompson, 2767, M (1838-1862)

      237           v.          Kearnes Michael, 2768, M (1840-)

      238          vi.          William Louis, 2769, M (1844-1927)

      239         vii.          Sarah “Sally”  M., 2770, F (1846-1907)

      240        viii.          Fortunatas Owen, 2771, M (1851-)

 

103. Sichy Collings (Kearnes3, William Elston2, William1), 1170, F. Born on 28 Dec 1811 in Shelby Co, KY.

 

1.  Also seen as Cynthia Ann

 

2..  Is this Sichy who married William Y. Anderson in 1828 and had James, Katherine Cooper, John C., James M, Cassandra, Rebecca E and Martha M.?

 6/18/2001 - Lynda Knobloch, knoblochlc@home.com confirms that Sichy did in fact marry William Y. Anderson.  He was Lynda’s 3rd great uncle.

 

3.  Ronald McComb <rmccomb@northlink.com>

 

On 30 Aug 1828 when Sichy was 16, she married William Y Anderson, 8288, M, in Clark Co, IN. Born in ~1807 in KY. William Y died in Clark Co, IIN, in 1871; he was 64.

 

1.  knoblochlc@home.com - Lynda Knobloch

 

2.  Probable birthdate from Ancestry.Com also lists place as Shelby Co., KY

 

3.  CENSUS YR:  1850  STATE or TERRITORY:  IN  COUNTY:  Scott  DIVISION:  Vienna Twp  REEL NO:  1254309  PAGE NO:  302

 

4.  1860 Clark County Census

  MONROE TOWNSHIP

  July 14, 1860

888  ANDERSON, William Y. 54 KY - Sarah A. 51 KY - Cassandra 16 - Rebecca E. 13 -

Martha M. 11

 

Clark Co., IN - Page 121-Monroe Township-Fed.Pop.Schedule-IN3774777

                                                

5.  Who was the William Y Anderson who married Gilla Burns 29 Apr 1877 in Scott Co.?

 

They had the following children:

      241            i.          James R, 8289, M (1829-1863)

      242           ii.          Katherine Cooper, 8290, F (1832-1902)

      243          iii.          John C, 8291, M (1834-1917)

      244          iv.          James M, 8292, M (1839-)

      245           v.          Cassandra, 8293, F (1844-)

      246          vi.          Rebecca, 8294, F (1847-)

      247         vii.          Martha M, 8295, F (1849-)

 

104. Phebe Collings (Kearnes3, William Elston2, William1), 1171, F. Born on 14 Oct 1813 in Spencer Co., KY.

 

1.  Rob McComb has her listed as Nancy Phebe and married to William Johns.  Marriage date:  18 Feb 1830.  So does Sandra Schmidt.

 

On 7 Jan 1831 when Phebe was 17, she married Fortunatus Humble, 15902, M, son of Michael Humble, 15901, M (-1818) & Margaret “Peggy” Whitson, 15900, F, in Clark Co, IN.

 

1.  Listed in both the will of his father and his mother.

 

105. Catherine Collings (Kearnes3, William Elston2, William1), 1172, F. Born on 14 Apr 1815 in Clark Co, IN. Catherine died in Terre Haute, IN, on 20 May 1879; she was 64.

 

1.  Trowbridge Genealogy lists her birth as 7 Apr 1814.

 

On 14 Apr 1831 when Catherine was 16, she married Linzey (Lindsay) Trowbridge, 3248, M, son of David Trowbridge, 7061, M (1765-) & Mary Scott, 7062, F, in Clark Co, IN. Born on 20 Aug 1803 in Clark Co, KY. Linzey (Lindsay) died in West Liberty, MO, on 28 May 1863; he was 59.

 

1.   Named as husband of Catherine Collings in deed settling estate of Kearnes Collings.

 

2.  Info from Shirley Turner - Shirley.Turner@axom.com

From:  Trowbridge Genealolgy, History of the Trowbridge Family America,

Francis Bacon Trowbridge, 1908.

 

3.  Information from Linda L. Parker - carter7@home.com

She is direct descendent of this couple.

 

4.  Came to Washington Co., IN with father in 1828 and lived there until 1835 when he removed to Putnam Co.,

 

5.  In 1842 the family removed to  Davis Co., IA after a stay of about one year in Henry Co., IA.

 

6.  Lived in Davis Co. until 1855 when they moved to West Liberty, MO.  Lived there the remainder of his life.

 

7.  The family was active in the Christian Church in which Linzey was a local preacher and elder.

 

They had the following children:

      248            i.          Sarah Jane, 7449, F (1832-)

      249           ii.          Cassandra Elizabeth, 7450, F (1835-)

      250          iii.          Mary Angeline, 7451, F (1837-)

      251          iv.          William Harrison, 7452, M (1840-)

      252           v.          David Karnes, 7453, M (1842-)

      253          vi.          Minerva Emeline, 7454, F (1845-)

      254         vii.          daughter, 7455, F (1848-1848)

      255        viii.          Robert Stanley, 7456, M (1849-1851)

      256          ix.          Joseph Hamilton, 7457, M (1852-1880)

      257           x.          Franklin Hamilton, 7458, M (1855-)

 

106. Jemima G. Collings (Kearnes3, William Elston2, William1), 1173, F. Born on 5 Apr 1816 in Clark Co., IN. Jemima G. died on 29 May 1855; she was 39.

 

On 18 Dec 1834 when Jemima G. was 18, she married Lorenzo Dow Whitson, 2750, M, son of Thomas Whitson, 2751, M (5 May 1784-2 May 1843) & Susannah Smallwood, 2752, F (21 Feb 1790-24 Nov 1860), in Clark Co., IN. Born on 19 Sep 1810. Lorenzo Dow died on 7 Sep 1883; he was 72.

 

1.  Death date from  John Rose - john-rose@ouhsc.edu

 

2.  Barbara Wells Sarudy - beeskep@aol.com

 

They had the following children:

      258            i.          John Kearns, 2755, M (1836-)

      259           ii.          Sarah Catherine, 2756, F (1839-)

      260          iii.          William Asbury, 2757, M (1844-1910)

      261          iv.          Thomas Fletcher, 2758, M (1846-)

      262           v.          Lewis Jefferson, 2759, M (1849-)

      263          vi.          Charles Wesley, 2760, M (1849-1851)

      264         vii.          Zebulon Collins, 2761, M (1852-)

      265        viii.          Jemima Jane, 2762, F (1854-1886)

 

107. Eliab Cooper Collings (Kearnes3, William Elston2, William1), 1174, M. Born on 14 Nov 1818 in Clark Co, IN. Eliab Cooper died in Scott Co., IN, on 24 Nov 1875; he was 57. Buried in Pigeon Roost Cemetery, Scott Co., IN.

 

1.  Eliab was the keeper of the gun used by William Elston Collings during the Pigeon Roost Massacre.

 

On 18 Mar 1841 when Eliab Cooper was 22, he married Lavinia Folick, 3249, F, daughter of Henry Folick, 7117, M (~1792-25 Feb 1871) & Jeanette McCoy, 7118, F (~1788-26 Feb 1871), in Scott Co. IN. Born on 14 Nov 1824 in NC. Lavinia died in Scott Co., IN, on 22 Jan 1873; she was 48. Buried in Pigeon Roost Cemetery, Scott Co., IN.

 

1.  Marriage Book 2A, pg. 12

 

2.  Also seen a s Lieuvinah

 

They had the following children:

      266            i.          Elizabeth  Jane, 7001, F (1842-)

      267           ii.          Kearnes Henry, 7002, M (1844-1844)

      268          iii.          Catherine  M, 7003, F (1845-)

      269          iv.          William Cooper, 7004, M (1850-)

      270           v.          Margaret, 7005, F (1855-1925)

      271          vi.          George Randle, 7006, M (1857-)

      272         vii.          Phebe Emmaline, 7007, F (1861-1933)

      273        viii.          Ida Merne, 7008, F (1862-)

      274          ix.          Eliab Sherman, 7009, M (1867-1930)

 

108. Rev. Zebulon Freemont Collings (Kearnes3, William Elston2, William1), 1128, M. Born on 24 Dec 1820 in Clark Co., IN. Zebulon Freemont died in Scott Co., IN, on 28 Jul 1892; he was 71. Buried in New Chapel Cemetery, Scott Co., IN.

 

1.  Marriage certificate from Pension File.

 

2.  21 Sep 1864 enrolled at Jeffersonville, IN in the 42nd Indiana Infantry Volunteers, Company J, under Capt. John Burch.  Discharged 20 Jun 1865 Louisville, KY.  He was drafted.

 

3.  Described as:  5 ft. 9 1/2 inches tall, fair complexion, dark hair, blue eyes.

 

4.  Pension application of  Nancy Vanover Anderson widow of James R. Anderson

Certificate # 125570

Zebulon F. Collings had custody of Mary Adeline Anderson born 27 Jul 1857.

 

5.   Scott Co. Journal, 4 August,  1892:

 

“Rev. Zebulon F. Collings Drops Dead at His Home at the ageof Seventy-one Years.

 

“Rev. Zebulon F. Collings was born in Clark County, Indiana, December 24, 1820, and departed this life July 28, 1892, aged 71 years, 7 months and 4 days.  He was a grandson of William Collings who fought the Indians at the time of the Pigeon Roost defeat.  He was  a soldier in  the late war.  He  joined the M. E.Church at Vienna in the year 1842 and lived a devoted Christian life until called to his reward.  He filled the offices of Sunday school superintendent,  class leader, steward, trustee and exhorter, thelast position he held until his death.  He loved his family, his neighbor, his country, his church and his God. He was married to D.J. Higgins, Jan.21, 1846. To them two sons and seven daughters were born. One son and three daughters have passed on before. He leaves a wife, one son, four daughters, thirty-four grandchildren and one great grandson to mourn his departure. Uncle Zeb, as he was familiarly called, was known and respected by everybody, for his piety, his Christian zeal, his personal integrity and his kind disposition."

 

"Heart failure was the immediate cause of his sudden death. Rev. Jabe Mahan of Lexington preached an impressive funeral sermon at the New Chapel church where an

extremely large audience assembled and the remains were taken to old Chapel Cemetery for interment."

 

 

(Note:  His civil war file has the following:  Affidavit by Henry Cochran of Underwood, IN

 

That I reside about 300 yards from where Zebulon F. Collinngs died.  That about 6 o’clock p.m. on the 28th day of  July  A. D. 1892 I heard calling and ringing of bell at the house of said Zebulon F. Collings, which was unusual and thinking something wrong I hastened to the Collings’ Home where I found said Zebulon F. Collings in the privy --?-- in a dying condition.  With my daughter Anna, and Minnie(?)/Missouri(?) Meranda supporting him, he lying in a halfway sitting position on the floor of ? head and shoulders against the wall.  We moved him outside the ? on the ground, when I observed the bowels protruding out of the rectum and blood flowing.  I atempted to put them back but failed and he gave one groan, gasped once and died.  I put the bowels back after we carried him  in the house.  Albert Broady came and assisted in getting him in the house.  There was considerable blood where he lay in ? and on clothing.)

 

6.  March the 23, 1873:  Mr. Kelso, cleark of the Court please let Samel H Murphy have lisens for Nancy M Collings and oblige yours Z F/L Collings.  (As printed in Volume 4, Issue 1, Scott Co. Historical Society Newsletter.)

 

On 21 Jan 1846 when Zebulon Freemont was 25, he married Deborah Jane Higgins, 1129, F, daughter of Amos Graham Higgins, 1130, M (25 Nov 1802-10 Nov 1866) & Anna Ray, 1131, F (13 Mar 1801-23 Sep 1844), in Scott Co., IN. Born on 26 Jun 1828 in Scott Co., IN. Deborah Jane died in Scott Co., IN, on 14 Feb 1900; she was 71. Buried in New Chapel Cemetery, Scott Co., IN.

 

Brief Historical Sketch of Mrs. D.J. Collings Who Died February 14, 1900 Taken from Scott Co., IN Newspaper 1900

 

A Christian Life, a Blessing to the Family and a Benediction to the Community.

 

D. Jane Higgins Collings was born June 26, 1828 and Died February 14, 1900 aged 71 years, 7 months and 18 days of cancer of the stomach. She was united in marriage to Zebulon F. Collings January 21, 1846. To that union were born two sons and seven daughters.  The husband and five children departed this life years before. She leaves a son, three daughters, thirty-nine grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends to mourn her departure. She joined the M.E. church in 1844 and lived a devoted and faithful life until she fell asleep in Jesus. She has been a blessing to her family, a worker in the church, a stay to the Sunday school, a help to missionary societies and a benediction to the community in which she lived. She was a great reader of religious books and papers. The advocate, her church paper, was always a welcome visitor. She was a constant reader, a faithful student, of the Bible and taught her

children in early life to obey its teaching. Her patient suffering, her living faith, her expressed confidence in a personal Saviour and her last assurance that "all is well", is demonstration of a noble Christian character. Funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. J.L.

Cooper.

 

2.  Marriage Book 2A, pg. 97

 

They had the following children:

      275            i.          Anna Catherine, 1159, F (1846-1928)

      276           ii.          Jemima Jennings, 1133, F (1848-1876)

      277          iii.          Amos Higgins, 3900, M (1851-1927)

      278          iv.          Nancy Mason, 793, F (1853-1933)

      279           v.          Sarah Alice, 1134, F (1856-1893)

      280          vi.          Mary J. Isabelle, 1135, F (1859-1877)

      281         vii.          Jesse Freemont, 1136, M (1862-1881)

      282        viii.          Zebulon Sherman, 1157, M (1865-1866)

      283          ix.          Jennie Grant, 1158, F (1868-1944)

 

109. Kearnes Collings (Kearnes3, William Elston2, William1), 1175, M. Born on 17 Mar 1823 in Clark Co, IN. Kearnes died in Clark Co, IN, on 3 Mar 1894; he was 70. Buried in Pigeon Roost Cemetery.

 

1. 1860 Clark County Census

MONROE TOWNSHIP

July 14, 1860

890  COLLINS, Kernes 37 - Cynthia A. 16 KY - James C. 15 - Elizabeth 13 -

         Catharine 10 - Rachel 8

 

2. 1870 Clark Co. census:

Clark County

105  109    Collins    Kearne         47    mw    Farmer 4800  1000  IN   Married in Feb.

                              Elizabeth      22                                          TN

                              Rachel          17                                           IN   

                              Hezekiah      9                                            IN

                              Anna F.        4                                            IN

                Parton    Moses          20                Farm Laborer        TN

Elizabeth, Rachel and Moses Cannot read or write

 

On 21 Dec 1843 when Kearnes was 20, he first married Mary Jane Houghland, 3800, F, daughter of James Collings Hougland, 9705, M (12 Dec 1794-13 Feb 1866) & Elizabeth Myers, 3804, F (11 Mar 1796-11 Jul 1882), in Scott Co. IN. Born on 21 Mar 1825 in Scott Co. IN. Mary Jane died in Scott Co. IN, on 19 Aug 1859; she was 34. Buried in Pigeon Roost Cemetery.

 

1.  Marriage Book 2A, pg. 58

 

They had the following children:

      284            i.          James Kearnes, 3805, M (1844-1874)

      285           ii.          Elizabeth, 3806, F (1847-)

      286          iii.          Catherine Cooper, 3807, F (1849-)

      287          iv.          Rachel Catherine, 3808, F (1852-1930)

      288           v.          Mary Jane, 3809, F (1855-1856)

 

On 22 Mar 1860 when Kearnes was 37, he second married Cynthia A Higdon, 3801, F, in Scott Co. IN. Born on 5 May 1844. Cynthia A died on 12 Dec 1869; she was 25. Buried in Pigeon Roost Cemetery.

 

1.  Marriage Book 2B, pg 405

 

2.

 

They had the following children:

      289            i.          Hezekiah H “Heze”, 3810, M (1861-1917)

      290           ii.          Eddy, 3811, M (1864-1864)

      291          iii.          Frances Ann, 3812, F (1866-)

      292          iv.          Emma, 3813, F (1868-1869)

 

On 4 Feb 1870 when Kearnes was 46, he third married Elizabeth Partin, 3802, F, in Scott Co. IN. Born on 30 Mar 1847 in Nashville, Davidson Co., TN. Elizabeth died in Underwood, Clark Co., IN, on 13 Dec 1925; she was 78. Buried in Pigeon Roost Cemetery, Scott Co., IN.

 

1.  Marriage Book 3, pg. 377

 

They had the following children:

      293            i.          William "Wid" Elston, 3814, M (1871-1952)

      294           ii.          Jemima Jennings, 3815, F (1872-)

      295          iii.          Matilda Phebe, 3816, F (1874-1906)

      296          iv.          Elizabeth, 3817, F (1876-1966)

      297           v.          Eva, 3818, F (1879-1947)

      298          vi.          John Edward, 3819, M (1882-1960)

      299         vii.          Floyd, 3820, M (1884-1973)

      300        viii.          Charley, 3821, M (1887-1889)

 

110. Sarah A. Cooper Collings (Kearnes3, William Elston2, William1), 1176, F. Born on 12 Jul 1825. Sarah A. Cooper died in Scott Co., IN, on 12 Aug 1848; she was 23. Buried in Pigeon Roost Cemetery, Scott Co., IN.

 

1.  Tombstone says:  Sarah Ann wife of John Follick, died 12 Aug 1848 aged 22 years, 6 months 7 days.  (c. 5  Feb 1826)

 

On 24 Dec 1846 when Sarah A. Cooper was 21, she married John Folick, 7010, M, son of Henry Folick, 7117, M (~1792-25 Feb 1871) & Jeanette McCoy, 7118, F (~1788-26 Feb 1871), in Scott Co., IN. Born on 17 Aug 1818 in NC. John died in Scott Co., IN, on 4 Sep 1868; he was 50. Buried in Zoah Cemetery.

 

1.  Follick, Henry    State: Indiana Year: 1850   County: Scott

Roll:  M432_171   Township: Vienna Twp Page:  145

Image: 292

 

IN SCOTT VIENNA TWP 1860

FOLLICK JOHN  41 M W NC

John and (3rd?) wife Nancy are living beside them - their dau Sarah,

age 10 is shown as b Indiana so you know the family was in

that state by at least 1850.

 

They had the following children:

      301            i.          Lydia, 7112, F (1847-)

      302           ii.          L. John, 7113, M (1848-)

 

111. John Richey II (Elizabeth Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 16274, M. Born on 5 May 1807 in Shelby Co, KY. John died in Scott Co., IN, on 5 Nov 1879; he was 72. Buried in Bethel Baptist Church Cem., Scott Co., IN.

 

On 21 Jun 1827 when John was 20, he married Elizabeth Sharp, 15132, F, in Scott Co., IN. Born on 4 Jul 1810 in IN. Elizabeth died in Scott Co., IN, on 31 Oct 1872; she was 62.

 

Mother: Susan Broady

 

They had one child:

      303            i.          William, 16272, M (1829-1867)

 

112. Abraham Richey (Elizabeth Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 2962, M. Born in 1809.

 

113. William “Miller Bill” Richey (Elizabeth Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 2963, M. Born on 15 Sep 1810 in Shelby Co, KY. William “Miller Bill” died in Scott Co., IN, on 5 Jul 1874; he was 63. Buried in New Chapel Cemetery.

 

1.  CENSUS YR:  1860  STATE or TERRITORY:  IN  COUNTY:  Scott  DIVISION:  Vienna Township  REEL NO:  M653-294  PAGE NO:  1018

 

 12  789  765 Richey         William 1st    51   M    .    Farmer         1,500     420       Ky                .     .     .    X    Blind

 13  789  765 Richey         Cynthia A.     48   F    .    House W        .         .         Ky                .     .     X    .    .

 14  789  765 Richey         William J. M.  17   M    .    Farmer         .         .         Ind               .     X     .    .    .

 15  789  765 Richey         McDonald       15   M    .    Farmer         .         .         Ind               .     X     .    .    .

 16  789  765 Richey         Eliza A.       13   F    .    .              .         .         Ind               .     .     .    .    .

 17  789  765 Richey         Lydia          10   F    .    .              .         .         Ind               .     .     .    .    .

 18  789  765 Richey         Cynthia        7    F    .    .              .         .         Ind               .     .     .    .    .

 19  789  765 Richey         Charlotte      1    F    .    .              .         .         Ind               .     .     .    .    .

 

On 6 Aug 1829 when William “Miller Bill” was 18, he married Cynthia Ann Collings (157) , 5714, F, daughter of Benjamin Collings (27), 3937, M (18 Jan 1792-) & Phoebe Broady, 5715, F (16 Mar 1794-), in Scott Co., IN. Born on 13 Dec 1814 in Shelby Co, KY.

 

They had the following children:

      304            i.          Phebe, 5716, F (1830-)

      305           ii.          Robert, 5717, M (1832-1906)

      306          iii.          Elizabeth “Betsy” Jane, 5718, F (1834-1888)

      307          iv.          Catherine, 5719, F (1837-1919)

      308           v.          Benjamin Franklin, 5713, M (1839-1896)

      309          vi.          Burnettie, 5720, F (1841-1914)

      310         vii.          Wm. John Henry Marion, 5721, M (1843-1923)

      311        viii.          McDonald, 5722, M (1845-1946)

      312          ix.          Eliza Ann, 5723, F (1847-)

      313           x.          Lydia, 5724, F (1850-1938)

      314          xi.          Cynthia, 5725, F (1856-1919)

      315         xii.          Charlotte, 5726, F (1858-1937)

      316        xiii.          Lydia, 17625, F

 

114. Thomas Richey (Elizabeth Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 2964, M. Born in 1812 in Shelby Co, KY.

 

On 8 Jul 1830 when Thomas was 18, he first married Malinda Gregery, 7802, F, in Washington  Co., IN. Born in ~1812.

 

They had the following children:

      317            i.          William, 7805, M (1831-)

      318           ii.          Sophia, 7806, F

      319          iii.          Abraham, 7807, M (-1859)

      320          iv.          Sarah, 7808, F

      321           v.          John, 7809, M (1849-)

      322          vi.          Nancy E, 7810, F (1850-)

      323         vii.          Elbridge G, 7811, M (1852-)

 

Thomas second married Elizsabeth, 7803, F.

 

They had one child:

      324            i.          Malinda, 7804, F (1858-)

 

115. Robert Richey (Elizabeth Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 2965, M. Born in 1814 in KY. Robert died in Kansas, Edgar Co., IL, in ~1889; he was 75.

 

1.  Gary Silverstein - gary44238@adelphia.net

Robert married sisters, Sallie Ann and Hannah Mary Ann McClelland, daughters of Moses McClelland. They were placed in Moses' family because of the family names that reoccur in it. ie: Alvin, Alvina, Abigail, Charles, Ruth, Elery, William and James. Information came from the

Collings/Richey family history. This family is in Scott County, IN until about 1870 when they go to Edgar County Illinois. Further research there is needed.

 

2.  1850 Scott Co., IN census, Vienna Twp.

25 119 122 Richey Robert 27 M Farmer

1,500 Kentucky X

26 119 122 Richey Hannah M. 21 F

Indiana X

27 119 122 Richey Alvina 15 F

Indiana X

28 119 122 Richey Betsy 14 F

Indiana X

29 119 122 Richey Elroy 6 M

Indiana X

30 119 122 Richey Sally A. M. 3 F

Indiana

31 119 122 Richey Robert C. 1 M

Indiana

 

3.  CENSUS YR:  1860  STATE or TERRITORY:  IN  COUNTY:  Scott  DIVISION:  Vienna Township  REEL NO:  M653-294  PAGE NO:  1018

 

 20  790  766 Richey         Robert 1st     47   M    .    Farmer         600       400       Ky                .     .     .    .    .

 21  790  766 Richey         Hannah M.      34   F    .    House W        .         .         Ind               .     .     .    .    .

 22  790  766 Richey         Ellerry P.     15   M    .    Farmer         .         .         Ind               .     X     .    .    .

 23  790  766 Richey         Sallie A.      13   F    .    .              .         .         Ind               .     X     .    .    .

 24  790  766 Richey         Robert K.      11   M    .    .              .         .         Ind               .     X     .    .    .

 25  790  766 Richey         Thomas J.      9    M    .    .              .         .         Ind               .     X     .    .    .

 26  790  766 Richey         Orin W.        7    M    .    .              .         .         Ind               .     .     .    .    .

 27  790  766 Richey         John R.        2    M    .    .              .         .         Ind               .     .     .    .    .

 

On 29 Dec 1833 when Robert was 19, he first married Sally A McClellan, 5730, F, in Washington  Co., IN. Born on 29 Aug 1817 in East Mendon, NY. Sally A died on 30 Jul 1843; she was 25. Buried in Old Ox Primitive Baptist Cem., Finley Twp., Scott Co., IN.

 

1.  Lori Herron has both Sally and Hannah listed as McLallen.  I had been given Hannah’s name as McClellan.  Dick Crum says they were sisters. dick.crum@la.berlitz.com

 

2.  Marc Brown also list sisters as McClellan.

 

They had the following children:

      325            i.          Alvina, 11843, F (1835-1879)

      326           ii.          Elizabeth “Betsy”, 5728, F (1836-)

 

Robert second married Hannah Mary Ann McClellan, 11844, F. Born on 14 Apr 1827 in Scott Co., IN. Hannah Mary Ann died in Edgar Co., IL, on 3 Oct 1878; she was 51. Buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

 

11 children

 

They had the following children:

      327            i.          Ellowry, 15852, M (1844-)

      328           ii.          Sallie A, 15853, F (1847-)

      329          iii.          Robert Carns, 15854, M (1849-)

      330          iv.          Thomas J, 15855, M (1851-)

      331           v.          Orin M, 15856, M (1853-)

      332          vi.          John R, 15857, M (1858-)

      333         vii.          Douglas, 15858, M (1860-)

      334        viii.          Wyle, 15859, M (1862-)

      335          ix.          Ruth, 15860, F (1864-)

      336           x.          Mary Ann “Mollie “, 15861, F (1865-1949)

      337          xi.          Abbie Gail, 15862, F (1870-1932)

 

116. Phoebe Richey (Elizabeth Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 2966, F. Born in 1818 in Shelby Co, KY.

 

On 1 Aug 1833 when Phoebe was 15, she married John McCloud, 15131, M, in Scott Co., IN.

 

117. Jacob Richey (Elizabeth Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 2967, M. Born in 1822.

 

118. Richard Richey (Sichy Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 1197, M. Born on 9 Oct 1812 in Pigeon Roost Settlement, Scott Co., IN. Richard died in Scott Co., IN, on 31 Dec 1889; he was 77.

 

 1.  Born in what became Scott Co.

 

2.  1860 TERRITORY:  IN  COUNTY:  Scott  DIVISION:  Vienna Township  REEL NO:  M653-294  PAGE NO:  1007

24  708  685 Richey         Richard        47   M    .    Farmer         1,800     550       Ky              

 25  708  685 Richey         Susan          48   F    .    House W        .         .         Vir               .   

 26  708  685 Richey         Rachel A.      18   F    .    House W        .         .         Ind               .   

 27  708  685 Richey         Sichey J.      17   F    .    House W        .         .         Ind               .   

 28  708  685 Richey         William J.     16   M    .    Farmer         .         .         Ind               .   

 29  708  685 Richey         James H,       12   M    .    .              .         .         Ind               .     X    

 30  708  685 Richey         Dennis         7    M    .    .              .         .         Ind               .     X   

 31  708  685 Richey         Susan E.       5    F    .    .              .         .         Ind               .     X   

 32  708  685 Richey         Levi           4    M    .    .              .         .         Ind               .     .     .

 

On 5 Oct 1834 when Richard was 21, he married Susanna Comer, 1198, F, daughter of John Comer, 1199, M (~1780-) & Susannah, 14283, F, in Washington  Co., IN. Born on 27 May 1812 in VA. Susanna died on 30 Dec 1887; she was 75. Buried in Bethel Baptist Cemetery, Scott Co., IN.

 

1.  Marriage may be in Scott Co.

 

They had the following children:

      338            i.          John Franklin “Frank”, 814, M (1835-1898)

      339           ii.          Levona Ellen, 1200, F (1837-1925)

      340          iii.          Martha, 1201, F (1839-1916)

      341          iv.          Rachel Ann, 1202, F (1841-1890)

      342           v.          Sicha Jane, 1203, F (1843-1929)

      343          vi.          William Jackson, 1204, M (1845-1928)

      344         vii.          James Martin, 1205, M (1847-1922)

      345        viii.          Henry, 1206, M (1850-<1860)

      346          ix.          Dennis, 9656, M (1852-)

      347           x.          Susan Emily, 1208, F (1854-)

      348          xi.          Isaac Levi, 1209, M (1856-1888)

 

119. George Joseph Richey (Sichy Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 3226, M. Born on 11 Dec 1813 in Underwood, Clark Co., IN.

 

1.  Never married.

 

120. William John “Bill” Richey II (Sichy Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 3227, M. Born on 18 Nov 1815. William John “Bill” died in Scott Co. IN, on 29 Oct 1902; he was 86. Buried in Dr. John Richey cemetery, Scott Co., IN.

 

1.  12  768  644 Richey         William 2nd    44   M    .    Farmer         2,500     1,000     Ky                .     .     X    .    .

 13  768  644 Richey         Adalead        41   F    .    House W        .         .         Ind               .     .     X    .    .

 14  768  644 Richey         Charles        17   M    .    Farmer         .         .         Ind               .     .     .    .    .

 15  768  644 Dean           George         18   M    .    Farm Laborer   .         .         Ind               .     .     .    .    .

 

On 18 Aug 1836 when William John “Bill” was 20, he married Adalead Coons, 4832, F, in Scott Co. IN. Born on 14 Feb 1819 in Scott Co., IN. Adalead died in Scott Co. IN, on 2 Dec 1892; she was 73. Buried in Bethel Baptist Church Cem., Scott Co., IN.

 

1.  Lori Herron reports name as Adaline.

 

They had the following children:

      349            i.          Sichy, 4833, F (1837-1838)

      350           ii.          John C, 4834, M (1838-1915)

      351          iii.          Henry, 4835, M

      352          iv.          Charles, 4836, M

 

121. Elizabeth Richey (Sichy Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 3228, F. Born on 17 Oct 1816 in Clark Co, IN. Elizabeth died bef 1820; she was 3.

 

1.  Tina <mialto@hotmail.com>

 

122. Martha (Patsy) Richey (Sichy Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 3229, F. Born on 11 Apr 1818 in Underwood, IN. Martha (Patsy) died in Scott Co. IN, on 26 Apr 1876; she was 58. Buried in Bethel Cemetery, Scott Co., IN.

 

1.  Died of Measles

 

On 17 Aug 1835 when Martha (Patsy) was 17, she married Isaac Comer, 4124, M, son of John Comer, 1199, M (~1780-) & Susannah, 14283, F, in Scott Co., IN. Born on 10 Jan 1815 in VA. Isaac died in Scott Co. IN, on 22 Apr 1876; he was 61. Buried in Bethel Cemetery, Scott Co., IN.

 

1.  Died of measles

 

2.  1860 Scott Co. Census Vienna Twp

30  716  692 Comer          Isaac          45   M    .    Farmer         2,000     620       Vir               .     .     .    .    .

 31  716  692 Comer          Patsey         42   F    .    House W        .         .         Ind               .     .     .    .    .

 32  716  692 Comer          Elizabeth      19   F    .    House W        .         .         Ind               .     X     .    .    .

 33  716  692 Comer          Sallie         17   F    .    House W        .         .         Ind               .     X     .    .    .

 34  716  692 Comer          Mary A.        15   F    .    House W        .         .         Ind               .     X     .    .    .

 35  716  692 Comer          Martha         13   F    .    .              .         .         Ind               .     X     .    .    .

 36  716  692 Comer          Phebe C.       11   F    .    .              .         .         Ind               .     X     .    .    .

 37  716  692 Comer          Sichey         8    F    .    .              .         .         Ind               .     .     .    .    .

 38  716  692 Comer          John           4    M    .    .              .         .         Ind               .     .     .    .    .

 39  716  692 Comer          Amanda E.      1    F    .    .              .         .         Ind               .     .     .    .    .

 

They had the following children:

      353            i.          Sicha, 7045, F (1836-1836)

      354           ii.          Sara Ellen, 7046, F (1837-)

      355          iii.          Jerusha, 7047, F (1838-)

      356          iv.          Elizabeth Emmaline, 7048, F (1841-1920)

      357           v.          Sally, 7049, F (1843-)

      358          vi.          Mary Ann, 11782, F (1846-1926)

      359         vii.          Martha Jane, 7051, F (1848-)

      360        viii.          Phebe Carlin, 7052, F (1851-)

      361          ix.          Sichey Phelene, 7053, F (1853-1918)

      362           x.          John Thomas, 7054, M (1856-)

      363          xi.          Rachel Amanda, 7055, F (1859-1877)

      364         xii.          William Martin, 7056, M (1862-)

      365        xiii.          Isaac Frank, 2877, M (1865-)

 

123. John “Coonskin” Richey III (Sichy Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 3230, M. Born on 3 Feb 1821 in Scott Co., IN. John “Coonskin” died in Lehi, UT, on 20 Jun 1901; he was 80.

 

1.  Went west with the Mormons.

 

2.

CENSUS YR:  1860  STATE or TERRITORY:  IN  COUNTY:  Scott  DIVISION:  Vienna Township  REEL NO:  M653-294  PAGE NO:  1007

 

33  709  685 Richey         John           39   M    .    Farmer         800       460       Ind             

 34  709  685 Richey         Lucy           35   F    .    House W        .         .         Ind               .   

 35  709  685 Richey         Eunis          15   F    .    House W        .         .         Ind               .     .   

 36  709  685 Richey         Richard        12   M    .    .              .         .         Ind               .     .   

 37  709  685 Richey         Eli            7    M    .    .              .         .         Ind               .     .     .   

 38  709  685 Richey         John F.        2    M    .    .              .         .         Ind               .     .   

 39  709  685 McClelland     Alonzo         34   M    .    Farm Laborer   .         200       Ind

 

On 24 Aug 1843 when John “Coonskin” was 22, he married Lucy M. McClellan, 5126, F, daughter of Elisha McClellan, 7424, M (~1790-) & Mary Almira Gray, 7425, F, in Washington Co, IN. Born on 24 Oct 1822 in Ontario, NY. Lucy M. died in Scott Co., IN, on 1 Apr 1901; she was 78.

 

1.  Marriage could have been either Washington or Scott.  Haven’t checked at this point in time to confirm county.  4/23/01 pjm

 

They had the following children:

      366            i.          Eunice, 7419, F (1844-1902)

      367           ii.          Richard, 7420, M (1848-1933)

      368          iii.          Eli, 7421, M (1853-)

      369          iv.          John Franklin, 7422, M (1858-1901)

      370           v.          Mary, 7423, F (1862-)

 

124. Jacob Richey (Sichy Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 3231, M. Born on 14 Aug 1822 in Scott Co., IN. Jacob died in Scott Co., IN, on 11 Sep 1887; he was 65.

 

Jacob married Emeline Grosvenor, 3225, F. Born on 29 Nov 1827 in PA. Emeline died in Scott Co., IN, on 1 Nov 1911; she was 83.

 

They had the following children:

      371            i.          Clarisa Emmeline, 3241, F (1844-)

      372           ii.          Mary, 3242, F (1847-)

      373          iii.          Martha "Patsy", 1420, F (1850-1899)

      374          iv.          John Riley, 3243, M (1852-1942)

      375           v.          William Seymour, 3244, M (1857-)

      376          vi.          George Franklin, 3245, M (1863-)

 

125. Phebe Richey (Sichy Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 3232, F. Born on 11 Sep 1824 in Scott Co., IN. Phebe died on 31 Aug 1883; she was 58. Buried in Dr. John Richey Cem., Scott Co., IN.

 

On 13 Jan 1847 when Phebe was 22, she married John H. M. Bartle, 4967, M, son of Charles A Bartle, 15705, M (30 Oct 1795-13 Jan 1875) & Huldah L Gray, 15706, F (13 Nov 1798-9 Sep 1843), in Scott Co., IN. Born on 2 May 1827 in NY. John H. M. died in Scott Co., IN, in ~1859; he was 31. Buried in Dr. John Richey Cem., Scott Co., IN.

 

They had the following children:

      377            i.          George Washington, 4970, M (1841-)

      378           ii.          Hulda, 4969, F (1848-1935)

      379          iii.          Charles Henry, 3171, M (1850-1918)

      380          iv.          John Lumos, 4971, M (1852-)

      381           v.          David Warren, 4972, M (1855-)

      382          vi.          America Ruth Ann, 4973, F (1857-)

 

126. Henry Richey (Sichy Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 3233, M. Born in ~1826 in Underwood, Clark Co., IN.

 

1.   Ronald McComb <rmccomb@northlink.com>

 

2.  CENSUS YR:  1860  STATE or TERRITORY:  IN  COUNTY:  Scott  DIVISION:  Vienna Township  REEL NO:  M653-294  PAGE NO:  1017 - 1018

 

 38  786  762 Richey         Henry          34   M    .    Farmer         1,000     300       Ind               .     .     .    .    .

 39  786  762 Richey         Barbara        33   F    .    House W        .         .         Ind               .     .     .    .    .

 40  786  762 Richey         William        14   M    .    .              .         .         Ind               .     X     X    .    .

 1   786  762 Richey         John N.        11   M    .    .              .         .         Ind               .     X     X    .    .

 2   786  762 Richey         Mary A.        8    F    .    .              .         .         Ind               .     X     .    .    .

 3   786  762 Richey         Henry J.       6    M    .    .              .         .         Ind               .     X     .    .    .

 4   786  762 Richey         Isaac W.       5    M    .    .              .         .         Ind               .     X     .    .    .

 5   786  762 Richey         Annie S. A.    3    F    .    .              .         .         Ind               .     .     .    .    .

 6   786  762 Richey         Samuel A. J.   1    M    .    .              .         .         Ind               .     .     .    .    .

 

On 28 Mar 1844 when Henry was 18, he married Skip Barbary Weller, 7815, F, in Scott Co., IN. Born on 8 Dec 1827 in IN.

 

1.  Listed as Barbara on 1860 census.

 

They had the following children:

      383            i.          William, 7816, M (1846-)

      384           ii.          John Newton, 7817, M (1849-)

      385          iii.          Mary Ann, 7818, F (1851-)

      386          iv.          Henry, 7819, M (1854-)

      387           v.          Isaac M, 7820, M (1855-)

      388          vi.          Aunice, 7821, F (1857-)

      389         vii.          Samuel Archibald, 7822, M (1859-)

      390        viii.          James, 7823, M (1862-)

 

127. Sichy Richey (Sichy Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 3234, F. Born on 3 Mar 1828 in Scott Co., IN. Sichy died in Scott Co., IN, on 7 Apr 1917; she was 89. Buried in Bunker Hill Cemetery, Washington Co., IN.

 

1.  News clipping

Scott Co.

April 11, 1917

Sichey Applegate,widow  of Mack Applegate, died Saturday at the home of Andrew J. Applegate in Finley township from measles.  Aged 89 years.  her remains were interred Monday at the Bunker Hill cemetery in Washington county.

 

On 3 Aug 1848 when Sichy was 20, she first married John Davis, 7131, M, in Scott Co., IN. Born on 9 Dec 1826. John died in Washington Co, IN, on 20 Jul 1870; he was 43. Buried in Bunker Hill Cemetery, Washington Co., IN.

 

They had the following children:

      391            i.          Francis Marion, 7132, M (1849-)

      392           ii.          James Marshall, 7133, M (1851-1933)

      393          iii.          Alice A, 7134, F (1852-)

      394          iv.          Sarah, 7135, F (1855-)

      395           v.          Newton Wayne, 7136, M (1856-)

      396          vi.          Mariah Jane, 7137, F (1858-)

      397         vii.          John Thomas, 7138, M (1860-)

      398        viii.          Amanda, 7139, F

      399          ix.          Henderson Tucker, 7140, M (1864-)

      400           x.          Eliza D, 7141, F (1867-)

      401          xi.          William Franklin, 7142, M (1869-)

      402         xii.          daughter, 7143, F

 

On 3 Sep 1883 when Sichy was 55, she second married Thomas Jefferson McClellan Applegate, 2620, M, son of Thomas Jefferson Applegate, 2605, M (1 Mar 1797-28 Jan 1858) & Sarah Loveday, 2618, F (1 Jan 1797-27 Aug 1840). Born on 30 May 1820 in VA? Thomas Jefferson McClellan died on 1 Feb 1898; he was 77.

 

1.  1850 Census - had William Johnson, age 12 b. MO and Elizabeth Boomer, age 6 living with them.

Pg. 311, Vienna Twnship, family #228.

 

2. Thomas Jefferson McClellan Applegate, born May 30, 1820 in Lee Co., Va.; died Feb. 1, 1898 in Scott Co., Ind. He married (1) on Dec. 27, 1849 to Sarah Boomer, born Dec. 18, 1814; died Nov. 20, 1851; (2) on Mar. 24, 1852 to Margaret Johnson, born Dec. 25, 1831; died Nov. 23, 1880; (3) on Mar. 31, 1877 to Allfair Rayborn, born Jan. 5, 1854 in Ind.; died Dec. 31, 1881; and (4) on Sept. 3, 1883 to Sichy(Richie)Davis, born Mar. 3, 1828; died Apr. 7, 1917, daughter of John Richie and Sichy Collins. Thomas and his first three wives are buried at Old Ox-Fork Primitive Baptist Church, in Scott Co., Ind.; Sichy in Bunker Hill.(Voress)

 

128. Rachel Jane Richey (Sichy Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 3235, F. Born on 28 Oct 1829 in Scott Co., IN. Rachel Jane died in Scott Co., IN, on 19 Mar 1910; she was 80.

 

1.  Copy of death certificate

 

On 1 Mar 1848 when Rachel Jane was 18, she married Henry Howell, 7824, M, in Scott Co., IN. Born in ~1829. Henry died in Bridgeport, Jackson Co., AL, on 13 Feb 1864; he was 35. Buried in Chattanooga (TN) National Cem, Sec. H  Grave :#10729 Rank Pvt.

 

1.  Robert E. Hopper - <NITE1LITE2@aol.com>

625 Iola ave.

Romeoville , Illinois

60446

 

They had the following children:

      403            i.          Matilda, 11001, F (1848-)

      404           ii.          Jesse, 7825, M (1849-1879)

      405          iii.          Joseph C, 7826, M (1851-1939)

      406          iv.          Addeline, 7827, F (1853-)

      407           v.          Nancy A. “Polly”, 7828, F (1857-)

      408          vi.          Sichy Catherine, 7829, F (1859-1890)

      409         vii.          Sarah Emily, 7830, F (1861-)

 

129. Isaac Richey (Sichy Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 3236, M. Born on 16 May 1831 in Scott Co., IN. Isaac died in Scott Co., IN, on 6 Aug 1913; he was 82.

 

On 29 Mar 1849 when Isaac was 17, he married Polly Jane Rutherford, 13639, F, daughter of Larkin Rutherford, 13640, M & unknown, 13641, F, in Scott Co., IN. Born on 19 Feb 1830 in Jackson Co.,  IN. Polly Jane died in Washington  Co., IN, on 1 Jun 1875; she was 45. Buried in Old  Ox Cemetery, Scott Co., IN.

 

They had the following children:

      410            i.          John William, 13642, M (1850-)

      411           ii.          Larkin Asbury, 13643, M (1851-)

      412          iii.          Mary Jane, 13644, F (1854-)

      413          iv.          Sichey Adaline, 13645, F (1856-1880)

      414           v.          Sarah Ann, 13646, F (1858-1882)

      415          vi.          Elizabeth Emeline, 13647, F (1860-1922)

      416         vii.          Rebecca Alice, 13648, F (1863-)

      417        viii.          infant, 13649, ? (1866-1866)

      418          ix.          Phoebe Ellen, 13650, F (1867-)

      419           x.          infant, 13651, ? (1867-1867)

      420          xi.          Isaac Richard, 13652, M (1869-)

 

130. Eli Richey (Sichy Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 3237, M.

 

1.  Lori Herron reports him as Elijah, born Underwood, Clark Co., IN

 

131. David Richey (Sichy Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 3238, M. Born on 31 Jan 1835 in Scott Co., IN. David died in Scott Co., IN, on 1 Dec 1906; he was 71. Buried in John Richey Cemetery, Scott Co., IN.

 

1.  Household 1352 Vienna Twnship, 1870 Scott Co. Census

 

On 2 Oct 1856 when David was 21, he married Juliett H.M.Z. McWilliams, 1471, F. Born on 31 Jan 1840. Juliett H.M.Z. died in Scott Co., IN, on 31 Mar 1937; she was 97.

 

1.  Juliata Hemerata Puemia Millisia Williams per C.M. Richey.  Ken Scott has her listed as I’ve entered her in the database.

 

They had the following children:

      421            i.          John Henry B, 3087, M (1857-1940)

      422           ii.          Sicha Annora, 9127, F (1865-1950)

      423          iii.          David D, 9128, M (1868-1937)

      424          iv.          Mary F, 9129, F (1873-1878)

      425           v.          Charles Lee, 9130, M (1876-1876)

      426          vi.          Virginia Belle, 9131, F (1877-1929)

      427         vii.          Lilly Myrtle, 9132, F (1881-)

 

132. Polly Ann Richey (Sichy Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 3239, F. Born on 19 Aug 1837 in Scott Co., IN. Polly Ann died in Arcola, Douglas Co., IL, on 8 Sep 1899; she was 62.

 

1.  Moved to Chicago, IL. 

 

2.  1880 census for Douglas Co. lists Hester Ann age 3, born in IL.  Who is Hester Ann?

 

3.  Birth and death dates from tombstone where she is listed as  wife of Aaron  Morgan.

 

4.  Holly Jones <Puffywaun@hotmail.com>

Pollyann died in 1899 in Arcola and is buried there next to a 17 year old Hester Morgan, who appears to be a niece of Aaron's.

 

On 6 Aug 1857 when Polly Ann was 19, she married Aaron Morgan, 5507, M, son of John M Morgan, 5509, M (1801-15 Jun 1875) & Esther Hensley, 5520, F (~1810-2 Apr 1865), in  Scott Co., IN. Born in Sep 1837 in Washington Co, IN. Aaron died in Leavenworth,  KS, on 18 May 1905; he was 67. Buried in Leavenworth Nat. Cem.,Leavenworth,  KS.

 

1.  1880 Federal Census, Douglas County, Arcola Twp., dwelling 173

MORGAN, Aaron   43              farmer      

    Polly Ann       42  wife    keeps house

    John H.     20  son farm labor      

    Mary            18  dau at service

    Francis M.      16  son farm labor

    Aaron S.        14  son farm laborer

    S. Malvina      12  dau lives at home

    Jacob R.        10  son

    Samuel W.    8  son

    Ida J.           5  dau

    Hester Ann   3  dau b. IL

 

 

2.  1900 census shows Aaron living with daughter  Ida Jane and her husband Amos Jones.

 

3.  Holly Jones <Puffywaun@hotmail.com>

5'11 1/2" blue eyes light hair

 

4.  Pvt. co. H, 58th Indiana Infantry, drafted Military Service 22 Sep 1864 Jeffersonville, Indiana

 

5. Holly Jones <Puffywaun@hotmail.com>

During the Civil War he was drafted and reported for enlistment 22 Sept 1864, in Jeffersonville. He was 28 years old at the time. His records reveal that he stood 5' 11 1/2 inches tall, with blue eyes and light hair. He was apparently living in Polk Township, Washington county at the time. It had to have been a hardship on the family as his oldest son was about 8 years old.

 

He was part of Sherman's March to the Sea and as such saw alot of killing and alot of dying. On 23rd of Mar 1865, he was sent out with some men to guard Cox's Bridge, near Bentonville, North Carolina. He was wounded in the hip and taken captive. While being sent to the rear, one

 of the Rebel's went off the deep end and starting fireing on the men whose hands were tied. Aaron was hit in the hand and badly frightened.  He was treated by a Rebel surgeon and then traded for Confederate captives. He was discharged from Camp Chase, Ohio and returned home unable to farm. The wounds to his hand and hip left him unable to do manual labor, including farming, plus he suffered from what we call delayed stress. He was given a pension.

 

He continued to live in Washington co. until 1 Nov 1875, when he moved to Arcola, Douglas Co., Illinois. His youngest Ida Jane was an infant at the time. I was told by Ida's daughter Bessie that the move was due to his inability to farm and he had family in Arcola who asked him to

come. At this time I don't know which of his brothers lived there, but the cemetery in Arcola bears grim proof that at least one of his brothers was living in Arcola.

 

Aaron apparently ended up living with Amos and Ida Jones until they left Arcola in 1903. He was hospitalized, according to IRAD records 16  Aug 1901 at the Danville Home for Disabled Vol. Soldiers, Illinois. NARAs list it as Dayton, Ohio even though he lived in Illinois at the time. He was discharged at his own request 6 Jun 1903 and then went to live in Oklahoma before ending up in an old soldier's home in Kansas.  According to the National Archives and Records Administration he died from epilepsy at the Western Branch Vets hospital known as  Leavenworth Old Soldier's Home or Wadsworth. He was admitted there 2 Nov 1904. His son Samuel was notified in Edmond.  He was buried in grave 2729 at the Leavenworth National Cemetery which is south of Forth Leavenworth National Cemetery.

 

6.  Obituary: "Aaron Morgan for many years a resident of Arcola is reported dead in Kansas. His demise occured at the Soldiers home in that state. He had been practically an invalid for years and years. During his residence in this city he suffered greatly and was seldon able to get out of the house in the last years because of a nervous disorder. A few years ago the family left Arcola and for a few years, Mr. Morgan resided in Oklahoma at the home of a daughter, afterward he went to Kansas and entered the Soldiers home."

 

7.  Aaron Morgan Service: Civil War, 58th Regiment, Company M. My great-great grandfather isn't listed any where. I have a copy of his civil war records which I got from Federal Government. My great grand father Aaron Morgan was born c. 1835 in Washington county, Indiana to John Morgan (1801, N. Carolina) and Esther Hensley (1810, Indiana). He served in Company H, 58 Regiment, Indiana Infantry He was married to Polly Ann Richey (Aug. 6, 1856 by Rev. Applegate in Scott County, Indiana) at the time he was drafted and the Richey's are an old and well known family in Scott county. In affidavits on his pension application it states he was detailed to guard forage on House River near Bentonville North Carolina on the 23 of March, 1865 when the party was attacked by a rebel force and Aaron was wounded in the right hip by a pistol shot and captured. He was sent to a rebel hospital and from there to Annapolis Maryland where he was exchanged and sent to Camp Chase Ohio where he was discharged. On another part of his pension records he lists his kids as a name I can't read born Jan 10, 1860; Marge born Feb 28, 1861; Francis born Nov 21, 1865; Aaron S. Mar. 5, 1865; Sichey W. Oct. 19, 1867; Jacob R. Feb 21, 1870; Samuel W. born Apr. 2, 1871 and my ancestor Ida Jane born Feb. 12, 1875 in Arcola, Illinois. He died May 4, 1905, but the records don't say where. Ida Jane married Amos Jones (born Jan. 19, 1875 in Scottsburg Indiana) in 1896. He was the son of Leander Samuel Jones and Sichey P. Comer and she was the daughter of Martha Patsy Richey and Isaac Comer. Both Polly Ann and Martha Patsy were daughters of Dr. John Richey and Sichey Collings, whose relatives were murdered at Pigeon Roost. Amos and Ida had Bessie E. Jones in Arcola and she was my grandmother. Source for this information is Judith Jones at email address ceffyl@uswest.net

 

They had the following children:

      428            i.          John Henry, 632, M (1860-)

      429           ii.          Mary Elizabeth, 7011, F (1861-)

      430          iii.          Francis Marion, 7127, M (1865-)

      431          iv.          Aaron Sherman, 7128, M (1865-)

      432           v.          Sichey Malvina, 7129, F (1867-1927)

      433          vi.          Jacob Richard, 5508, M (1870-)

      434         vii.          Samuel Walter, 7130, M (1878-1943)

      435        viii.          Ida Jane, 5529, F (1875-1941)

 

133. Josiah Cochran (Lydia Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 13964, M. Born in ~1824.

 

1.  Title:    Marriage Records 1848-1905 Books 3-7

Record Location:    Scott County, Indiana

   Part I Index of Grooms Part II Index of Brides Compiled by Ruth M Slevin 1974

Spouse 1:    Sarah Gray

Spouse 2:    Josiah Cochran

Marriage Date:    29 May 1849

County:    Scott

Book:    3

Original Source Page:    37

 

Title:    Index to Marriage Record 1861 - 1865 Inclusive Volume 4 Letters A - Z Inclusive

Record Location:    Marion County, Indiana

   Original Record Located: County Clerk's Office Indianapolis Compiled by Indiana Works Progress Administration 1939

Spouse 1:    Emily Griggs

Spouse 2:    Josiah Cochran

Marriage Date:    28 Apr 1864

County:    Marion

Book:    406

Birth Date:    8

 

Name:    Josiah Cochran

Age in 1870:    15

Estimated Birth Year:    1854

Birthplace:    Indiana

Home in 1870:    Lexington, Scott, Indiana

Race:    White

Gender:    Male

Working for James Burton 350/355

 

On 29 May 1849 when Josiah was 25, he married Sarah Gray, 18093, F, in Scott Co., IN.

 

book 2B, pg 37

 

134. William Elston Collings Cochran (Lydia Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 6950, M. Born in ~1830.

 

On 2 Jan 1850 when William Elston Collings was 20, he married Nancy Ann Rose, 6953, F, daughter of Francis Marion Rose, 8649, M (-22 Aug 1848) & Mary “Polly” Hale, 8650, F, in Scott Co., IN.

 

They had the following children:

      436            i.          John, 6954, M

      437           ii.          Daniel B, 6955, M

      438          iii.          Mary J, 6956, F

      439          iv.          Kitty A, 6957, F

      440           v.          Elizabeth, 6958, F

      441          vi.          Marion F, 6959, M

      442         vii.          Millard, 6960, M

      443        viii.          Frank, 6961, M

      444          ix.          Anna, 6962, F

      445           x.          Sarah Alice, 6963, F

      446          xi.          Amos, 6964, M

      447         xii.          Louis, 6965, M

 

135. Jonathan Cochran (Lydia Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 6951, M. Born in ~1833.

 

On 8 Jun 1854 when Jonathan was 21, he married Elizabeth Kimberlin, 6966, F, in Scott Co., IN.

 

book 2b, 228

 

136. Henry Cochran (Lydia Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 6952, M. Born on 18 Nov 1836 in Scott Co., IN. Henry died in Near Pocahontas, Randolph Co., AR, on 30 Mar 1871; he was 34.

 

1.  Dates from Clovis LaFleur

 

On 16 Feb 1854 when Henry was 17, he married Susan Achey Swope, 18091, F, in Clark Co, IN. Born on 30 Jan 1834 in KY. Susan Achey died in Camp, Fulton Co., AR, on 26 Feb 1914; she was 80.

 

1.  Cleyone Nichols - hcnich@xmission.com

 

They had one child:

      448            i.          John Henry, 18092, M (1865-1937)

 

137. Joseph Cochran (Lydia Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 13963, M. Born in ~1821. Joseph died bef 1847; he was 26.

 

1.  Don Mitchell - Donald LRMitchell@aol.com

Marriage 1 Jane Rose b: ABT. 1829 in Indiana

* Married: ABT. 1846

 

138. Joseph Collings (John C3, William Elston2, William1), 4389, M. Born on 28 Sep 1816. Joseph died on 4 Apr 1883; he was 66.

 

Joseph married Mary Ann Anderson, 10584, F. Born on 24 Oct 1817 in IN. Mary Ann died on 22 Mar 1873; she was 55.

 

139. William E Collings (John C3, William Elston2, William1), 4390, M. Born on 28 Oct 1821 in Scott Co., IN. William E died in Scott Co., IN, on 1 Jul 1869; he was 47.

 

On 23 Sep 1841 when William E was 19, he married Rebecca H Allhands, 10585, F, in Scott Co., IN. Born on 3 Dec 1821 in Scott Co., IN.

 

They had one child:

      449            i.          Mary Jane, 11006, F (1845-1877)

 

140. Lydia C Collings (John C3, William Elston2, William1), 4391, F. Born on 12 Sep 1819 in IN. Lydia C died in Scott Co., IN, on 12 Apr 1846; she was 26. Buried in Pigeon Roost Cemetery, Scott Co., IN.

 

On 10 Dec 1840 when Lydia C was 21, she married John Folick, 7010, M, son of Henry Folick, 7117, M (~1792-25 Feb 1871) & Jeanette McCoy, 7118, F (~1788-26 Feb 1871), in Scott Co., IN. Born on 17 Aug 1818 in NC. John died in Scott Co., IN, on 4 Sep 1868; he was 50. Buried in Zoah Cemetery.

 

1.  Follick, Henry    State: Indiana Year: 1850   County: Scott

Roll:  M432_171   Township: Vienna Twp Page:  145

Image: 292

 

IN SCOTT VIENNA TWP 1860

FOLLICK JOHN  41 M W NC

John and (3rd?) wife Nancy are living beside them - their dau Sarah,

age 10 is shown as b Indiana so you know the family was in

that state by at least 1850.

 

They had the following children:

      450            i.          Levina Jane, 7114, F (1842-1872)

      451           ii.          George R, 7115, M (1843-)

      452          iii.          Lydia, 7116, F (1846-)

 

141. Eliza Ann Collings (John C3, William Elston2, William1), 4392, F.

 

1. Never married

 

142. Zebulon H Collings (John C3, William Elston2, William1), 4393, M. Born in 1834. Zebulon H died in IN in 1911; he was 77.

 

143. John Calvin Collings (John C3, William Elston2, William1), 4394, M.

 

144. Karns Hougland Collings (John C3, William Elston2, William1), 4395, M. Born on 5 Apr 1834 in Scott Co., IN. Karns Hougland died in Logan, OK, on 14 Apr 1899; he was 65.

 

1.  Enrolled in Co. K of the 66th Regiment of the Indiana Infantry on 28 July 1862 and discharged in Washington, DC on 3 June 1865.

 

2.  Was captured by  confederate troops under General Kirby Smith.  He was paroled after signing a document with his mark that said he would not take up arms against the confederate states again under penalty of death.

 

3.  He filed for an invalid pension from Havensville, Pottawatomi Co., KS in August 1890.

 

On 16 Mar 1854 when Karns Hougland was 19, he married Sarah C Clark, 10586, F, in Clark Co., IN. Born in 1833 in PA. Sarah C died in KS.

 

1.  Married by Benjamin  F. Whitson.

 

They had the following children:

      453            i.          Elizabeth, 13058, F

      454           ii.          Zebulon, 13059, M (1866-)

 

145. Minerva Jane Dent Collings (John C3, William Elston2, William1), 4396, F. Born on 20 Oct 1837. Minerva Jane Dent died on 18 Aug 1913; she was 75. Buried in Pigeon Roost Cemetery, Scott Co., IN.

 

1.   Roy Birch <rbirch1@san.rr.com>

Lists first marriage to John  Rose

 

On 5 Oct 1853 when Minerva Jane Dent was 15, she first married Daniel Boon Rose, 8402, M, son of Francis Marion Rose, 8649, M (-22 Aug 1848) & Mary “Polly” Hale, 8650, F, in Scott Co., IN. Born on 14 Aug 1825. Daniel Boon died on 24 Oct 1879; he was 54.

 

They had the following children:

      455            i.          Mary E, 17555, F (1854-1872)

      456           ii.          Nancy, 17556, F (1857-)

      457          iii.          Marion Francis, 17557, M (1859-)

      458          iv.          Sarah F, 8618, F (1862-1937)

      459           v.          Eliza Jane, 8401, F (1866-)

      460          vi.          Emma C, 17558, F (1867-1868)

      461         vii.          John M, 17559, M (1870-1870)

      462        viii.          Zebulon Grant, 10591, M (1871-1950)

      463          ix.          Ellie E, 17560, F (1875-1875)

      464           x.          Ida Bell, 17561, F

 

Minerva Jane Dent second married John Rose, 17554, M.

 

146. Zebulon H Collins (John C Collings3, William Elston2, William1), 8399, M. Born in 1834. Zeb