Collins Family History & Genealogy
Collins Last Name History & Origin
Nationality & Ethnicity
These are the earliest records we have of the Collins family.
- Johanna Collins Dabinott born 1564
- Maude Whittaker Whittacker born 1581
- Henry Collins, "The Immigrant" born 1606
- William John Collins born 1610
- John Collins Collins born 1636
- William Collins born 1669
- Elizabeth Collins French born 1676
- George Collins born 1679
- Rebecca Collins born 1705
- Benjamin Collins born 1707
Collins Biographies & Family Trees
Find birth, death records, and obituaries of Collinses on AncientFaces:
Most Common First Names
- John 4.1%
- William 3.3%
- James 3.2%
- Mary 2.5%
- Robert 1.6%
- Thomas 1.5%
- Charles 1.5%
- George 1.3%
- Joseph 1.0%
- Edward 1.0%
Collins Death Records & Life Expectancy
According to our database of 128,492 people with the last name Collins that have a birth and death date listed:
These are the longest-lived members of the Collins family on AncientFaces.
- Ernest Collins lived 114 years
- Leona Collins lived 114 years
- James Collins lived 109 years
- Kizzie Collins lived 109 years
- Joyce Collins lived 109 years
- Henry Ella Collins lived 109 years
- Margaret A Collins lived 108 years
- Beulah C Collins lived 109 years
- Marguerite W Collins lived 107 years
- Eva Collins lived 105 years
The family moved back to Cleveland, Ohio in 1880 after working for the railroad. Sarah's husband, James died August 30, 1883 at the age of 63 after 21 years of marriage. Sarah had her youngest son John sign the burial receipt for his father's burial at St. John's Cemetery. Margaret moved out west to Colorado probably living with her half-brother James and his family in Hugo.
Between 1880 and 1896 Sarah and her son John moved at least seven times before settling on 92 Lindus that would later be renamed 1390 East 90th Street. John from age 20 to 27 was listed in the City Directory as a painter or wood finisher. Sarah's daughter, Mary, who lived in Cleveland, got married May 31, 1888. Her other daughter, Margaret, living in Colorado was married on December 31, 1888. Mary had two children and Margaret had five. However, Sarah's daughter Mary died May 8, 1895 at the young age of 38. This left her two children under the age of six to be raised without their mother.
Sarah's youngest son, John, married Louise Blondin on May 27, 1896 and lived in his own home with his wife for about a year before the couple moved in and began living with his mother. Their first child, Adele, was born April 17, 1897. Nina, their second child was born in March 1900. Unfortunately, Nina died when she was only 17 months old. Louise gave birth to a boy February 3, 1902 but he only lived three hours. John and Louise had two more children, Lawrence and Marion. According to the City Directory in1904/5, Sarah lived at a different address. Was this a mistake or was she living somewhere getting nursing care? Sarah had 9 grandchildren when she died of pneumonia in her home at 1390 E. 90th St. N. E. in Cleveland, Ohio January 10, 1907 at the age of 73. Her funeral was from St. Thomas Aquinas church at 8:30 a. m. Saturday morning. She was buried next to her husband, daughter and two grandchildren in St. John's Cemetery (part 10 range 5 section 2 No. 5).
His father: Ozisa Denton Collins B - 10-29-1846 D - 7-17-1919
His mother: Carrie "Moss" Collins B - 5-29-1853 D - 3-30-1940
John Sanford Collins born B - 4-17-1890 D - 3-26-1975
Brother: Jessie B ? D ? Children: Myrtle, Hester, hazel, May,
Brother: Creed B ? D ? Children: Henry, Jeff, Benny, Russell, Ozisa denton
Sister: Mary Agnes B - 1-3-1893 D ? Children: May, Louis, Denver, Opal, Margaret, Thelma
Sister: Cary Gurves B - 6-21-1897 D ? Children: Madelin, Alvey Jr Wells, Little Irvin Ralph
Sister: Mildred B - 1886 D - 1940 Children: Hershel Pippin, Charles Pippin, Bill Mullen
John Sanford Collins married Maude Mullens B - 8-8-1896 D - 11-28-1981
Robert Lockhart Collins D - 2-21-1920
I have all their birthdates, deathdates and their childrens names as well.
If you have any of these names in your family I would love to hear about it!
My name is Corinna and I am the granddaughter of Pearl Virginia
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also my dad Pierce E collins sr.(pete) and uncle Rex worked in the coal mines My mother Wanda (davidson) collins was raised in pocohontas va. Her family settled bluefield va. but no one can shead any light on my dads family,so if anyone out there can help it will be greatly apprecitaed.
pierce e collins jr.
I am a descendant from both these man, brothers, John and Solomon Collins. John Collins on my fathers side, and Solomon Collins on my mothers side. The story goes that when John Collins returned from the Civil War he changed his last name to Davidson. Generations later, my parents marry.
This is what made completing my family tree difficult. On my fathers side, John Davidson was actually born John Collins. Where one's life seem to stop at around 1863, the others life began and it all happened by a simple name change.
The moral of this story is, when you start researching your family tree, be prepared for a few surprises! Especially when you get your Y-DNA or mtDNA done.