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Collins Family History & Genealogy

131,050 biographies and 210 photos with the Collins last name. Discover the family history, nationality, origin and common names of Collins family members.

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Lily Collins, Phil Collins, and Eddie Collins have been suggested as famous members of the Collins family but none of their accomplishments have been listed.  In addition, the history and country of origin of the Collins family, as well as the origin and the meaning of the surname Collins have yet to be shared on this page.

History

I am the only member of my paternal family who is not completely taken-up by Ford products. My grandfather, Willis Harold, even chastised me for not supporting the family; except, he never told me how Collins (or the distaff Brewers) was affiliated with the Rouge River family.

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Nationality & Ethnicity

My father, Harold Willis, was delegated, by CB associates, as "Irishman".

Famous People named Collins

In addition to being an alcoholic mixed drink, along with my name being on our “Articles of Confederation”, I share my first and middle name with Lincoln’s bodyguard, the Doctor who performed the autopsy on John Wilkes Booth and Fred (Hunter) Dryer.


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Early Collinses

These are the earliest records we have of the Collins family.

William Collins was born in 1612 in England United Kingdom. William Collins got married to Anna King in 1640, and has a child Joseph Collins. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember William Collins .
Priscilla (Collins) Hugg was born on December 25, 1669 in Stepney, England United Kingdom. She was married to John Hugg Jr. on October 27, 1710 in Bridgewater, Somerset County, New Jersey United States, and they were together until Priscilla's death on March 25, 1714. Priscilla Hugg had a child Jacob Hugg. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Priscilla (Collins) Hugg.
Captain, Joseph Collins was born in 1712 to Joseph Collins and Catherine Robertson. They was in a relationship with Susannah Lewis, and had a child William Collins. Captain, Joseph Collins died at age 45 years old in 1757. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Captain Joseph Collins.
William Collins was born in 1743 to Captain Joseph Collins and Susannah Lewis. He was in a relationship with Elisabeth Basham, and had a child James Collins. William Collins died at age 48 years old in 1791 at kershaw co SC. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember William Collins.
1788- First fleet to Australia.
James Collins was born in 1783, and died at age 70 years old in 1853. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember James Collins.
Married- Samuel Chace 1806 in Sydney. Married - John Davidson 1829 in Tas.
Isaac Collins Sr was born on April 4, 1792, and died at age 56 years old on May 15, 1848. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Isaac Collins Sr.
George Collins was born in 1794, and died at age 76 years old in 1870. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember George Reynolds Collins.
John Collins was born in 1796 in Ireland, and died at age 83 years old on June 15, 1880 in Woodside, Wellington Shire County, VIC Australia. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember John Collins.
Peter Collins of Bendigo, Greater Bendigo City County, VIC Australia was born on April 8, 1798 in Warburton, Greater Manchester County, England United Kingdom. He was married to Jane Davis Collins, and had a child Charles Robert Thomas Collins. Peter Collins died at age 101 years old on May 20, 1899 in Ardwick.
Jane (Davis) Collins of Ardwick, Greater Manchester County, England United Kingdom was born circa 1806 in Ruthin, Denbighshire County, Wales, and died at age 49 years old on February 3, 1856 in Ardwick, Greater Manchester County, England.

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Vera Fay (Smotherman) Collins was born on April 21, 1936 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana United States to Dewey Nelson Smotherman and Mary Zena Smotherman, and had siblings James Baley Smotherman, Linda Daglish, Lexie Louise Nolan, and Denny Nelson Smotherman. Vera Collins died at age 55 years old on December 28, 1991 in Indianapolis. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Vera Fay Collins.
Phyllis Augusta (Moore) Collins-Shaw
Phyllis Augusta (Moore) Collins-Shaw of Sunset Circle, in Derry, NH County, New Hampshire United States was born on February 12, 1916 at Somerville Mass Gordon Road, in Medford Mass, Middlesex County, Mass USA to Willam John Moore and Elizabeth Rachel Rogers. She had siblings Elizabeth Moore and Ruth (Moore) Dickie- Mehlsen. She married John Edward Shaw on June 27, 1942, and had children Deanna (Collins) Shaw and John E. Shaw Jr. Phyllis Collins-Shaw died at age 92 years old on November 4, 2008 in Derry, New Hampshire United States, and was buried on November 7, 2008.
Deanna (Collins) Shaw
Deanna (Collins) Shaw was born in 1937 at Malden Mass to John Edward Shaw and Phyllis Augusta (Moore) Collins-Shaw, and has a brother John E. Shaw Jr. Deanna Shaw was in a relationship with Kenneth James, and has children Deanna Coleman and Lorraine. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Deanna (Collins) Shaw .
Lucille Mary (Collins) Murray was born on September 29, 1921 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois United States. She was married to Edward Joseph Murray Jr. in 1943 in Chicago, Cook County, and they were together until Edward's death on December 30, 1967 in Evanston. She had children Edward Joseph Murray III, Brian John Doyle-Murray, Nancy Erin Murray, Margaret Anne Crane, William James Murray, Laura Ann Dietrich, Andrew Thomas Murray, John Charles Murray, and Joel Francis Murray. Lucille Murray died at age 67 years old on November 2, 1988 in Evanston, Cook County, and was buried on November 5, 1988 at All Saints Cemetery 700 N River Rd, in Des Plaines. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Lucille Mary Murray.
Alvin Arthur Collins was born on July 19, 1903 to George Howard Collins Sr and Harriet Sylvina Van Sickle Collins, and had siblings George Howard Collins Jr, Dorothy Mae Collins Hardin, Raymond Lloyd Collins, Evelyn Violet Collins Winters, Lorraine E. Collins Schoeneberger, Joseph Henry Collins, and Edna Mary Collins Slottko. He married Katherine Enright Worden Collins. He would also marry Rose Collins, and they had a child Robert Allen Collins. Alvin Collins died at age 70 years old on July 10, 1974. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Alvin Arthur Collins.
Katherine Enright (Worden) Collins was born in 1912. Katherine Collins was married to Alvin Arthur Collins, and died at age 73 years old in 1985. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Katherine Enright Worden Collins.
Rose Collins was married to Alvin Arthur Collins, and has a child Robert Allen Collins. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Rose Collins.
Evelyn Violet (Collins) Winters was born to George Howard Collins Sr and Harriet Sylvina Van Sickle Collins, and has siblings George Howard Collins Jr, Alvin Arthur Collins, Dorothy Mae Collins Hardin, Raymond Lloyd Collins, Lorraine E. Collins Schoeneberger, Joseph Henry Collins, and Edna Mary Collins Slottko. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Evelyn Violet Collins Winters.
Edna Mary (Collins) Slottko was born to George Howard Collins Sr and Harriet Sylvina Van Sickle Collins, and has siblings George Howard Collins Jr, Alvin Arthur Collins, Dorothy Mae Collins Hardin, Raymond Lloyd Collins, Evelyn Violet Collins Winters, Lorraine E. Collins Schoeneberger, and Joseph Henry Collins. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Edna Mary Collins Slottko.
Lorraine E. (Collins) Schoeneberger was born to George Howard Collins Sr and Harriet Sylvina Van Sickle Collins, and has siblings George Howard Collins Jr, Alvin Arthur Collins, Dorothy Mae Collins Hardin, Raymond Lloyd Collins, Evelyn Violet Collins Winters, Joseph Henry Collins, and Edna Mary Collins Slottko. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Lorraine E. Collins Schoeneberger.
Dorothy Mae (Collins) Hardin was born on August 23, 1905 to George Howard Collins Sr and Harriet Sylvina Van Sickle Collins, and had siblings George Howard Collins Jr, Alvin Arthur Collins, Raymond Lloyd Collins, Evelyn Violet Collins Winters, Lorraine E. Collins Schoeneberger, Joseph Henry Collins, and Edna Mary Collins Slottko. She married Robert Marvin Hardin, and they had children Shirley Jean Hardin Ginter, Marvin Leroy Hardin, George Robert Hardin, and Roger Wayne Hardin. She also married William McKinley Howard, and they had children Esther Mae Howard Hardin and William Grant Howard. She would also marry James Monahan. Dorothy Hardin died at age 87 years old on November 8, 1992.
Harriet Sylvina (Van Sickle) Collins was born on May 23, 1884. She was married to George Howard Collins Sr, and had children Alvin Arthur Collins, Dorothy Mae Collins Hardin, George Howard Collins Jr, Raymond Lloyd Collins, Evelyn Violet Collins Winters, Lorraine E. Collins Schoeneberger, Joseph Henry Collins, and Edna Mary Collins Slottko. Harriet Collins died at age 76 years old on November 18, 1960. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Harriet Sylvina Van Sickle Collins.
Charlotte Lydia (Collins) Scurr of Australia was born in January 1876 in London, Greater London County, England United Kingdom. Charlotte Scurr was married to William Henry Scurr in 1926, and died at age 80 years old on August 21, 1956 in St Kilda, Port Phillip City County, VIC 3182, Australia.
Lester Collins of Waukesha, Waukesha County, WI was born on November 13, 1917. Lester Collins was married to Harriet Congemi, and died at age 70 years old on April 9, 1988.
Darryl Martel Bryant Collins of Chicago, Illinois United States was born to Brenda K Washington, and has siblings Latrell L Washington, Bianca smith, Britttany smith, Brandy smith, and Georgio gaines. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Darryl collins.
Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Elizabeth Pickinpaugh.
Rebecca Anne (Collins) Jordan was born on May 24, 1955 in Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey United States. Rebecca Collins got married to William John Jordan in 2003 in Morristown, Morris County. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Rebecca Anne Jordan.
Fannie May (Collins) Spofford
Fannie May (Collins) Spofford of Amesbury, Massachusetts United States was born on March 20, 1861 in Salisbury, and died at age 88 years old in 1949 in Amesbury.
Camron Blake Collins was born on February 7, 1990 in Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina United States to Mark Anthony Collins and Sheila Arlene Collins, and has a sister Shyra LaRue Collins. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Camron Blake Collins.
Mark Anthony Collins was born on August 20, 1958 in Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina United States to LaRue Margaret Collins and Francis Clay Collins, and has a brother William Carl Collins. Mark Collins married Sheila Arlene Collins in 1981 in Greensboro, Guilford County, and has children Shyra LaRue Collins and Camron Blake Collins. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Mark Anthony Collins.

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Dorothy Mae (Collins) Hardin was born on August 23, 1905 to George Howard Collins Sr and Harriet Sylvina Van Sickle Collins, and had siblings George Howard Collins Jr, Alvin Arthur Collins, Raymond Lloyd Collins, Evelyn Violet Collins Winters, Lorraine E. Collins Schoeneberger, Joseph Henry Collins, and Edna Mary Collins Slottko. She married Robert Marvin Hardin, and they had children Shirley Jean Hardin Ginter, Marvin Leroy Hardin, George Robert Hardin, and Roger Wayne Hardin. She also married William McKinley Howard, and they had children Esther Mae Howard Hardin and William Grant Howard. She would also marry James Monahan. Dorothy Hardin died at age 87 years old on November 8, 1992.
Ollie Mae (Collins) Murphy-Strickland
Ollie Mae (Collins) Murphy-Strickland was born on April 29, 1942. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Ollie Mae (Collins) Murphy-Strickland .
Isaac Collins Jr. was born on December 17, 1812. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Isaac Collins Jr. .
Joan Henrietta Collins
Joan Henrietta Collins was born on May 23, 1933 in Greater London County, England United Kingdom. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Joan Henrietta Collins.
George Howard Collins Sr was born on October 26, 1874 to George Washington Collins and Susan Catherine Fulmer. He married Harriet Sylvina Van Sickle Collins, and had children Alvin Arthur Collins, Dorothy Mae Collins Hardin, George Howard Collins Jr, Raymond Lloyd Collins, Evelyn Violet Collins Winters, Lorraine E. Collins Schoeneberger, Joseph Henry Collins, and Edna Mary Collins Slottko. George Collins died at age 88 years old on February 11, 1963. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember George Howard Collins Sr.
Isaac Collins Sr was born on April 4, 1792, and died at age 56 years old on May 15, 1848. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Isaac Collins Sr.
George Washington Collins was born on June 16, 1843, and died at age 67 years old on July 4, 1910 in Nodaway County, MO. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember George Washington Collins.
Michael Collins
Michael Collins, born on October 16, 1890, was an Irish revolutionary leader who played a crucial role in the fight for Irish independence from British rule in the early 20th century. He is remembered today as one of the most important and influential figures in modern Irish history. Born in County Cork, Collins grew up in a family with strong nationalist beliefs, and his early experiences of British oppression in Ireland fueled his passion for the cause of Irish freedom. Collins quickly rose to prominence within the Irish Republican Brotherhood, and became a key figure in the Easter Rising of 1916, which sought to establish an Irish Republic. Following the rebellion, Collins was imprisoned but later released, and went on to lead the Irish War of Independence against British forces, using guerrilla tactics to great effect. Despite his successes, Collins remained a controversial figure, both within Ireland and abroad, and his life was tragically cut short when he was assassinated in 1922 at the age of just 31. Today, Collins is remembered as a hero of the Irish independence movement, a fierce and determined leader who helped to pave the way for the establishment of an independent Irish state. Michael Collins was buried in Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin, Ireland, on August 28, 1922, six days after his death. The funeral was attended by thousands of mourners, including many of Collins' fellow revolutionaries and political leaders from across Ireland. Collins' grave in Glasnevin Cemetery has become a place of pilgrimage for Irish nationalists and those interested in Irish history. The site is marked by a large stone cross and is regularly visited by politicians, historians, and members of the public who wish to pay their respects to one of Ireland's most important and influential revolutionary leaders.
Mattie Collins
Mattie Collins of Isom, Letcher County, Kentucky was born on March 6, 1927. She was married to Lloyd Collins Sr., and they were together until Lloyd's death on October 22, 2000. She had children Walter C Collins, Stella (Collins ) Boggs, and Lloyd Collins Jr. Mattie Collins died at age 83 years old on January 25, 2011.
Lucille (Collins) Murray was born on September 29, 1921 in Illinois United States. She was married to Edward Joseph Murray II in 1948, and they were together until Edward's death on December 30, 1967. She had children Peggy Murray, Brian Doyle-Murray, Edward Murray III, Nancy Murray, William James Murray, Laura Murray, Andy Murray, John Murray, and Joel Murray. Lucille Murray died at age 67 years old on November 2, 1988 in Evanston, Cook County. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Lucille (Collins) Murray.
Phyllis Augusta (Moore) Collins-Shaw
Phyllis Augusta (Moore) Collins-Shaw of Sunset Circle, in Derry, NH County, New Hampshire United States was born on February 12, 1916 at Somerville Mass Gordon Road, in Medford Mass, Middlesex County, Mass USA to Willam John Moore and Elizabeth Rachel Rogers. She had siblings Elizabeth Moore and Ruth (Moore) Dickie- Mehlsen. She married John Edward Shaw on June 27, 1942, and had children Deanna (Collins) Shaw and John E. Shaw Jr. Phyllis Collins-Shaw died at age 92 years old on November 4, 2008 in Derry, New Hampshire United States, and was buried on November 7, 2008.
Philip David Charles Collins
Philip David Charles Collins, better known as simply Phil Collins, was born and brought up in West London and began his entertainment career early. He began playing drums at the age of 5, and completed drama school training as a young child. His first major acting role was at age 13 as the Artful Dodger in "Oliver!' in the West End of London. By 1970, Phil was focusing on his music and joined the group Genesis as the drummer. He became the lead singer of the band in 1975. By the 1980s, he had begun a solo career, releasing albums such as the popular Face Value (1981), Hello, I Must Be Going (1982), No Jacket Required (1985) and But Seriously (1989). And as of 2022, and nearly 4 decades later, he is still going strong. Phil has been married 3 times and has 5 children according to Philip David Charles Collins: Family Tree & Friends. He published his autobiography, Not Dead Yet, in 2016, which chronicled his marriages. Phil developed hearing loss in 2000 and although doctors said that "nothing could be done", by 2002 he had recovered his hearing. The temporary loss was caused by a viral infection and treatment resolved the problem. He has also suffered from type 2 diabetes, dislocated vertebrae, and alcoholism. Discover more about his life and share your own experiences with his music - how it has affected you and the songs you remember.
La Wanna B Collins
La Wanna B Collins was born on January 19, 1927. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember La Wanna B Collins.
Mary E (Collins) Stebbins
Mary E (Collins) Stebbins was born in 1852 in Illinois United States, and died at age 81 years old in 1933 in Dallas, Dallas County, TX. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Mary E (Collins) Stebbins.
Clive Collins was born on February 6, 1942 in United Kingdom, and died at age 80 years old on April 21, 2022. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Clive Collins.
Krystal Rae (Aulis) Collins was born on September 21, 1983 in Newport, Orleans County, Vermont United States. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Krystal Rae Collins.
Lydia Ledford was the daughter of John Ledford b. 1875 Harlan, Ky. & Mintie Jones ` Ledford b. 1881. Lydia was about 2 yr. old when her mother, Mintie Jones`Ledford, died of T.B. Her father, John Ledford, was absent so the children were given away. There is no records indicating either an adoption or a Guardianship on any of the children. However, I have recently discovered Lydia was in fact adopted by a couple by the last name of Pratt, in Michigan. Her year of birth was also changed from 1908 to 1906. Lydia returned to Harlan, Kentucky to visit & reunite with her sisters Pearlie & Martha, once when she was married to Ballard Collins. She was the youngest of 6 living children. Siblings were ; Pearlie Mae Ledford` Farmer Martha Ledford` Farley Shelby Ledford Henry Ledford Willie Ledford All born in Cranks, Kentucky.
Emma Lee (Collins) OKray was born on September 28, 1922 in Keithville, Caddo Parish County, Louisiana United States, and died at age 84 years old on October 3, 2006 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Emma Lee (Collins) OKray.
Alma P. (Dunzweiler) Collins
Alma P (Dunzweiler) Collins was born circa 1902. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Alma P. (Dunzweiler) Collins.
James  Collins
James Robert Collins was born on January 20, 1868. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember James Collins.

Collins Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Collins family member is 71.0 years old according to our database of 113,732 people with the last name Collins that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

71.0 years

Oldest Collinses

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Leona Collins was born on March 26, 1855, and died at age 114 years old in May 1969. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Leona Collins.
114 years
Ernest Collins of Hempstead, Nassau County, NY was born on May 4, 1857, and died at age 114 years old in August 1971.
114 years
Dora Collins of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, NY was born on November 7, 1891, and died at age 111 years old on January 25, 2003.
111 years
Theresa Collins of Media, Delaware County, PA was born on December 27, 1881, and died at age 110 years old in January 1992.
110 years
Henry Collins was born on May 26, 1861, and died at age 110 years old in May 1971. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Henry Collins.
109 years
Henry Ella Collins of Uvalde, Uvalde County, Texas was born on November 8, 1898, and died at age 108 years old on October 18, 2007.
108 years
Beulah C Collins was born on June 16, 1884, and died at age 108 years old on February 17, 1993. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Beulah C Collins.
108 years
Joyce Collins of Atlanta, Dekalb County, GA was born on November 10, 1895, and died at age 108 years old on March 31, 2004.
108 years
Mattie Collins of Augusta, Columbia County, Georgia was born on July 2, 1867, and died at age 108 years old in June 1976.
108 years
James Collins was born on March 1, 1849, and died at age 109 years old in July 1958. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember James Collins.
109 years
Cora M Collins of West Haven, New Haven County, CT was born on March 22, 1895, and died at age 109 years old on April 29, 2004.
109 years
Kizzie Collins of Hernando, De Soto County, MS was born on March 4, 1897, and died at age 109 years old on July 1, 2006.
109 years
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this is to remember my family lost and still here.my father ralph collins my mother kimberly woodworth sisters and brother grandparents.i think its very inporent to rember the ones we loose and leave photos behind for are family....im uploading photos and memorys to see and know a little abolt our family past....
I've been researching my Collins line for 24 years but most of my facts have been recent. I discovered that two of my relatives were actually the same man! The strange twist happens later after Amos Collins born 1784 migrated from Va. to Ky. One of his sons was named John Gilbert Collins born 1812. John Gilbert Collins had two sons, one named John Collins b:1843 and the other named Solomon b:1852.

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.

Carolyn
I'm trying to find out more about my family, As far as I know they come from bluefield,va.(bossievain),(pocohonas). My grandfather was adam faizer collins,grandmother was lena gay (wolf) collins. they had 9 childern my grandpop worked in mines (baby mine Pocohonas,va.)
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.
Thanks
pierce e collins jr.
My grandfather was an orphan.He is on the 1900 census with Cora Stafford,Her two daughters Martha and Lulu.He is listed as adopted son of Cora.On the 1910 census Cora is listed as Cora Johnson,but no one living with her.On the 1920 census she is listed with her daughter Martha Hatfield a widow and her three children(Clifford,Rose,and Paul).In 1913 My grandfather and Salley Ford were married in Pittsburgh,Pa.They had 6 children.William,Edna,Pearle,Doris(my mother),James,and Leonard.When I requested a marriage lisence I was sent an application for one signed by Cora L. Johnson from Williamson,WV.and Lee Leonard Ford my grand mothers gaurdian.If anyone knows these people ploease let me know.I have hit a blank wall.
Here is what I know about my great grandfather, John Sanford Collins.

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
Children:
Robert Lockhart Collins D - 2-21-1920
Vivian Estelle-Mitchell-Wyrick
Nannie Mildred
Alvey Bernard
Myrtle Foster
Pearl Virginia
Samuel
James Sanford
Eva Belle
Martine Evelyn
Naomi Jean
Rebecca Ann
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
My email is [contact link]
I don't know really who my dad was. I am hoping someone out there can be of help. What I know is he was a expert sharp-shooter, served in the military, served as a cop in California as well as in Colorado. His mother's name was Lola Valentine (Wallace)? I've met her once. I understand the family moved to Colorado, I also have 2 brothers out there somewhere? This is truly a mystery. I can't remember last names, only first names. Anyone know anything?
Please help.

Vonnie :)
Sarah COLLINS was born in Ireland about 1824 according to her death record or 1833 according to the 1900 census or even later from the 1880 census. In 1862, she was living in Cleveland, Ohio. She married James SHAUGHNESSY in Cleveland on May 11, 1862 shortly after his first wife died. Their marriage license shows her name as Jean Collins. James eldest son, David enlisted in the Union Army and fought during the Civil War. James other son, also named James, ran away from home in 1864 at the age of sixteen and got a job shoeing horses for the Confederate Army at Nashville, Tennessee. After the civil war was over in 1865, the younger James returned to Cleveland staying only a short while before he enlisted in the United States Army in 1865 to go to fight Indians in Wyoming. James and Sarah had two more children. Apparently, James and Sarah moved to Marion, Ohio before Margaret was born November 14, 1865. Finally, John Thomas was born January 29, 1869. When John was born his father was 49 and his mother was about 45. His sibling's ages were David 26, James 21, Mary 13, all half-brothers and sisters and his sister Margaret was 4. Apparently, the Margaret born about 1855 died as a child.

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).

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