Some Descendants of Meredith Collins

by Brenda Collins Dillon

Who Is Meredith Collins?

Meredith Collins  was  my ggggrandfather. He served in the REVWAR as a Virginian Soldier, 
served in the militia after the war was over, and appeared to have moved often always with
a group of Collins families believed to be related somehow. The Collins intermixed or inter-
married with such families as Mullins, Johnsons, Roark, Holloway, Gipson, Trent, Riffe, 
Lambert, Justice, Coots, Blankenship, Roberts, and with these names the mystery of a group 
called "The Melungeons".  In my 25 + years of research I have heard many times rumors of
of a connection to the famous Melungeon, Vardy Collins of Newman's Ridge Tennessee. Many 
folks believe Vardy and "Merdy" were brothers and tho this has not been proven, I personally
believe they were related but think they were more likely to have been first cousins, grandsons
of Old Thomas Collins who settled with his sons on the Flatt River of NC. 


c.-Meredith "Meredy" Collins - Veteran of the Revolutionary War
        b.1760 Virginia *from Eula Conley. d.1841 Pike Co.KY
Revolutionary war- Montgomery-Fincastle Counties Division under Captain
James McDaniell. (his name is on a plaque by the courthouse, Pikeville, KY)

1776 Fincastle-Momtgomery Co. 
     Christianburg,Va.-signed entry list for RevWar
     under Capt. James McDaniel
George Collins
Lewis Collins
David Collins
Meredith Collins

Meredith Collins was probably son a of John Collins Sr. who was the son of old Thomas of 
Orange Co. NC then to Pittslyvania Co. VA came from Louisa Co. VA 

(Montgomery Co. militia 1780's by Kegly)(Osborn Company )
        
        Benjamin Sexton           
        Charles Sexton
        David Collins
        George Collins
     *  Meredith Collins   (enlisted 1776 at age 16, makes him in his 20's)
        Lewis Collins (son of John)
        Elisha Collins (refused to take Oath of Allegiance 1777)
        John Sexton
        William Bowlin
        William Riddle(son of Moses)
        John Riddle (son of Moses)
        Samuel Collins
        John Collins (Probably a Jr.)


m.1-Unidentified woman  ca.1782-85 (This would be durning his militia 
    service in Montgomery Co. Va.)
h. probably Upper New River along the VA/NC border
h. probably Russell Co. VA.  Name on tax rolls 1799-1809; children:
c.1-Bradley Collins b. 1787, probably Wilkes Co. N.C.
   d.after 1844, probably Appanoosa Co. IA
   m.1-Unidentified woman, in Virginia ca 1810.
   c.1-Andrew Collins b.1811, probably Russell Co., VA
     d.possibly Iowa, later than 1844.
     m. "Betsy"Sizemore  ca. 1830's
     h.1-Clay Co. KY, ca 1830-1840
     h.2-Chariton Co., MO ca 1840-1844
     h.3-Appanoosa Co., IA, 1844-?
     c.1-Lewis Collins b. 1837, Clay Co., KY.  Civil War Veteran.
     c.2-Samson Collins  b. 1841, Chariton Co. MO.  Civil War.
     c.3-Archibald "David" Collins  b. 1844, Chariton Co., MO. or Appanoosa Co., IA.
     c.4-Polly Ann Collins  b. 1848, Appanoosa Co., IA.
       m.Phillip Newton Smith 3/26/1871, Scott Co., MO.
    c.2-? Bradley had several children by his first wife, but the number and their names are 
          not known.
m.1- possible........Jane Rhea  1817 Orange Co. NC...(found record not sure him) 
m.2-Catherine Barney, 7/28/1831, Clay Co., KY. No children?
m.3-Betsy Griffin, 2/16/1833, Clay Co., KY. No children?
m.4-Elizabeth Lunsford, 9/5/1836

Bradley sold his property in Clay County in 1839 and with Elizabeth and Bradley's son Andrew's 
family went to Carroll Co., MO by flatboat down the Kentucky and Ohio Rivers.  In 1844, 
Bradley went to Appanoosa Co., IA with Andrew's family.  His wife does not appear in the 1850 
census and probably had died.Bradley had children by first two wives. Son Andrew married Betsy 
Sizemore

c.2-daughter, unknown name  b. 1786-1795 probably Russell Co. VA (based on 1810 census of 
Floyd Co. KY)( this daughter would have been from the first marriage; full sister to Bradley. 
Durning the 1840 census the head of house in the Meredith Collins household is AMY Collins. 
Is it possible this is the first daughter of Meredith?)

Meredith Collins continued:
m.2-Polly Halloway ca 1795, Russell Co., VA
  b.-ca1765  d.ca 1812, Floyd Co., KY  (Pike Co., KY)
h.1-Russell Co., VA. to ca 1799-1809
h.2-Floyd Co. KY, ca 1808-1841 (Pike Co., KY, after 1821)  Believed to have lived in the 
    Shelby-Caney Creek area, about 10 miles south of Pikeville, until 1838 when a Richard P. 
    Robinson was appointed his "overseer" and he was described as a "poor man".  He was 
    apparently living in the Robinson household at the census of 1840.  One would assume that 
    he was senile.( court records in Pike Co show Meredith accused his sons of stealing his 
    land and refused to live with any of them)

c.3-daughter, unknown name  b. 1796-1800 Russell Co. VA (based on 1810
census of Floyd Co. KY)( from names used by Meredith's children for their own children the one 
that is used most often is Lucinda. This could have been the name of the second daughter of 
Meredith)

c.4-Reuben Collins  b.1796-1800 Russell Co. VA (based on 1810 enumeration
of      Meredith's household in Floyd Co. KY & a Reuben Collins as head of
household in 1820 census of Floyd Co. KY, who was the right age)
  m.Unidentified woman
  b.1796-1800 (1820 census)
  c.1-son  b.1811-1820 (1820 census) b.ca 1815?
  c.2-son  b.1811-1820 (1820 census)
  c.3-daughter  b.1811-1820 (1820 census)
  c.4-daughter  b.1811-1820 (1820 census)
  c.5-daughter  b. 1811-1820 (1820 census)
  Records lacking after 1820

*c.5-Edward "Ned"  b. 1796-1800(1802) Russell Co. VA  d. after 1870 (1879 Mingo Co.WV
  m.1-Polly(Blackburn) Bryant, ca1810, Probably Floyd Co., KY
    b.before 1795
  m.2-Anna Justice

  c.1-Hiram Collins (Taylor) b1855 Va.
  c.2-John Wiley Collins     b. 1843 Va
  c.3 Nancy Collins          b. 1833 Va
    4.Edward Collins Jr.     b. 1835 Va
    5.Arminta Collins        b. 1838 Va
    6.L. Taylor              b. 1846 Va
    7.Jack J. Taylor         b. 1849 Va
    8.Mary J. Taylor         b. 1850 Va
    9. Sarvilda L. Taylor    b. 1848 Va
1860 Pike Co. census shows this family w/ Taylor children. I don't know where they came from 
however I know later Hiram Taylor changed his name to Collins. Edward Collins is said by family 
to have been half Indian blood. His father is said to have married an Indian girl in an Indian 
cermoney and to them was born a beautiful baby boy. Edward's father knowing how hard his life 
would be stole the baby and slipped out into the night. I guess it is possible that Meredith 
left his first wife and children in NC and become involved with the Indian girl. This info came 
from Harold Keith Talbot of Weston, WV. and Mrs Vernice Trimble of Valparaise, Indiana who also 
believe that Edward was son of George Collins, possibly related to Meredith.  I believe that 
Edward was son of Meredith Collins. NOTE..a George enlisted with Meredith in 1776; Possibly a 
brother of Meredith.

* Information mainly from Eula Conley but supplemented by the 1810 and 1820
censuses of Floyd Co., KY, for ages (dates).Eula was d/o William Collins Jr. s/o Meredith


*c.6-Archibald  b. 1800 Russell Co. Va.  d. ca. 1886 possibly Roane Co. WVA
  m.Margaret "Peggy" Coats  5/18/1824 Pike Co., KY 1887 Roan Co. WV
    b.VA, mother's name "Jensey Coats"
  h.1-Pike Co., KY, 1824-?
  h.2-Malden, Kanawha Co., VA (WV)
  h.3-Roane Co., VA (WV) before 1860-Moved to Roan Co. 1840 ; recieved a land grant of 150 
      acres of land on  Big Sandy River from state of Virginia   ROAN CO DEED BOOK P. 125
  c.1-Matilda Collins  b.ca1839 Pike Co. KY   never married
      Unmarried. Her parents deeded their land in Roane Co. to her in 1882.
  c.2-John Wesley Collins  b.1833 Pike Co KY mar. Fanny Cadle, Lydia Riffe
    c.1-James Russell Collins b. 
    c.2-Arvid Russell Collins
    c.3-Euorkia "Yorkie" Collins  b.?
      m.Elija Truman  1/21/1864 Roane Co., WV
        They were the parents of Harry Truman, who died in the 5/18/1980 eruption of Mt. St. 
        Helen's in Washington State.  He was an elderlyman.
    c.4-Henry Newberry Collins (Orvis Floyd Collins', greatgrandfather)
    c.5-Jenny Collins
    c.6-Washington Collins
    c.7-Lucinda Collins
      m.Ananias Truman, brother of Elija Truman
    c.8-Reesse Collins
    3. Eliza Collins b. 1825 Pike Co. KY  married Hugh Burnes
    4. Jane Collins  b. 1828 Pike Co. KY  married Walter George
    5. Lucinda Collins  b. 1834 Pike Co KY  married Ananis Truman
    6. Ressee Collins  b. 1836 Pike Co. KY  
    7. Euva Collins   b. 1845 Pike Co Ky  
    8. Youwarkie Collins b. 1844 Pike Co. KY  married Elija Truman
    9. Henry Newberry Collins b. 1848 Jackson CoWV  married Sarah Frame
   10. Washington Collins b. 1851 Va.
*All of the above from Eula Conley.

c.7-John W Collins  b.1799-1802, Probably Russell Co. VA
  m.1-Unidentified woman  (possible this woman could be Lydia Toner. A marriage record was 
      found in Grainger Co. TN 1821 to a John W. Collins. 
I followed this family from TN to Tazewell Co. through census reports. The couple are the 
correct age, and have the correct children' names found in the family bible of my ggrandmother. 
It is also documented in the Riffe Family History , a book wirtten by Fred J. Riffe 1995. Names 
in the bible were John W. Collins Jr., William, Jacob, Benjamin, Cicil, Ira, Alfred, Arnetta, 
and Richard.
  m.2-Mary "Polly" O'Roark.
John had children by both women, but names and the number are not known, except for one son, 
Richard Collins. Little is known of John and his family, He was probably one of the children 
tabulated as 0-9 years old in Meredith's household in Floyd Co., Ky, in 1810, but he was not 
head of a household there in 1820, though he had apparently left Meredith's household by that 
time.  In 1850, he was in what is now McDowell Co., WV, with William Collins, Jr. and the two 
families knew each other.  John and his wife both died at relatively young ages, and one of 
their sons went to live with William Collins, Jr.

*Except ages and locations noted from the 1810 and 1820 census reports, the information above 
came from Eula Conley.

Children of John W. and Polly Roark Collins were:                       
 census McDowell Co.WV  1860 & 70
   Alfred Collins  b. 1853 Tazewell Co. Va.
   Arnetta "Nettie" Collins b. 1855 Tazewell Co. Va.  
   Richard Collins b. 1858 Tazewell/McDowell Co Va/WV
 

*c.8-James Collins b.1804, Russell Co., VA
  m.1-Susan Holloway 10/4/1824, Pike Co., Ky.  The record states that Susan was "over 14 years 
      of age."
  h.Left Pike Co., KY, in 1825 and recorded by 1850 and 1860 censuses in Kanawha Co. VA (WV), 
    at Tornado.
  c.1-Seth D. Collins  b.ca 1826
  c.2-Margaret Collins  b.ca 1828
  c.3-Susanna Collins  b.ca 1833
  m.2-Unidentified woman.  A gap of 16 years occurred between Jame's third and fourth child 
      (1833-1849).  This is thought to signify that Susan (Halloway) Collins died sometime 
      after 1833 and that James remarried before 1849.
  c.4-Virginia Collins  b.ca 1849
  c.5-Mary Collins b.  ca1854
  c.6 -William Collins b.ca1857
  *Information from Eula Conley, who used the 1850 and 1860 census records among several 
   sources.

*c.9-William Collins  b. 4/13/1806, Russell Co., VA
  d.3/30/1896, Craigsville, Nicholas Co., WV
*c.9-William Collins   b. 4/13/1806  Russell Co. VA
  d.3/30/1896 Craigsville, Nicholas Co. WV(buried Blankenship Cemetery)
  m.1-Mary "Polly" Mullins 3/22/1829, Pike Co., KY. Daughter of William H. Mullins.  (See "The 
      Mullins Family Connection")
  h.1-Pike Co., Ky to about 1835
  h.2-Russell Co., VA ca 1836- before 1850 (Matilda was born here)
  h.3-Tazewell Co., VA before 1850 to ca 1851
  h.4-Pike Co., KY ca 1851- after 1870 settled at rapids in Tug Fork opposite Bens Creek, 
      where he established a mill using water power.
  h.5-Logan Co., WV after 1870-1882
  h.6 Craigsville, Nicholas Co., WV, 1882-1896
  (The above includes homes with both wives)
  
c.1-William Collins, Jr.  b.2/2/1830, Pike Co., KY
    d.7/2/1905 Holcomb, Nicholas Co., WV (New Hope Cemetery, Fenwick Mt Nicholas Co. WV.
    m.Nancy Lambert 6/1851 Tazewell Co., VA.  Nancy's siblings, Isaac and Hiram, married 
      William Collins, Jrs. sisters, Lucinda and Louisa.
    b. 1830  d. 1897 Nicholas Co. WV Parentage never established
   c.1-William Floyd Collins
    c.2-Lilly Collins  b.4/1876, WV
      m.(Unknown first name) Cox, ca1895
      c.1-Chloe P. Cox  b.12/1896
      c.2-Lucy A. Cox  b.12/1898
      c.3-Other children of William, Jr. and Nancy Collins?
  
c.2-Lucinda Collins  b.ca 1832, Pike Co., KY
    m.Isaac Lambert 9/8/1851, Tazewell, Co., VA.  (Brother of Nancy Lambert who married William 
      Collins, Jr.)
    c.1-Alafair Lambert  b. 1852
      m.Frederick Trent.  Son of Frederick and Agnes Trent of Russell Co., VA (relationship of 
        Frederick Trent who married Susannah Cline is unknown, if any)
  
c.3-Pricey Collins  b.1834, Pike Co., KY
    d.1850, age 16 by suicide after bitter scene with William Collins, Sr. when she became 
      pregnant out of wedlock.  It has been said that it was remorse from this incident that 
      prompted William Collins to take up religion. Davis (ca 1896), however, wrote that he 
      converted in 1837, and it appears more likely that his unyielding fundamentalist 
      religious beliefs may have contributed to Pricey's suicide.
  
c.4-Matilda Collins  b.1836, Russell Co., VA.
    d.1920, Staples, Todd Co., MN
    m.Jacob "Alum Jake"  Cline 7/2/1852, Logan Co., VA.  12 children were born to this couple, 
      11 of whom lived to adulthood and became the foundation of "The Clines of Minnesota".
  
c.5-Louisa "Eliza" Collins  b.ca 1839, Russell or Tazewell Co., VA
    d.1881, McDowell Co., WV
    m.Hiram Anderson Lambert 1/20/1860, Logan Co., VA (WV)
      b.1839, Probably Tazewell Co., VA.  Brother of Isaac and Nancy Lambert
    c.1-Phillip S. Lambert
      m.Lucinda Mullins
    c.2-William Lambert
    c.3-Thomas Lambert
      m.Evaline Mitchell
    c.4-John S. Lambert
    c.5-Matilda J. Lambert
    c.6-Amanda Lambert
      m.George David Kerr
      c.1-Aileen Kerr
        m.(Unkown first name) Osborn, Kearny, NB
    c.7-Victoria Lambert
    (Hiram Lambert remarried twice after Louisa Collins Lambert died in 1881 m.2-Charlotte 
    Beavers 3/4/1882 d.1894 c.1-Eliza Lambert b.1894, m. W.Turner 1894; m.3-Rebecca Cyphers 
    Allison  4/17/1896 McDowell Co., WV
  
c.6-John Collins  b.ca1843-45 Russell or Tazewell Co., VA
    d.after 1880; before 1895, Logan, Co., WV  Unmarried
  
c.7-Arvid Collins  b.ca1846-48,  Russell or Tazewell Co., VA  d. ?
    m.-Sarah Mullins (common law wife)
    c.1-William Collins
    c.2-John Collins
    c.3-Pricy Collins (named after Arvids dead sister Pricey)
 
 c.8-Floyd Collins  b.ca1850, Pike Co., KY This individual is believed to have been a child of 
     William and Mary (Mullins) Collins, but that has not been confirmed.
  
c.9-Arminda Collins  b.4/15/1852, Pike Co., KY  d.2/1926, Simon, Wyoming Co., WV  NOTE: LETTER 
    FROM JERRY WARSING BELOW
    m.Humphry Trent  10/1/1874, Logan Co., WV
      b.1853, Gilbert Creek Valley, Logan Co., VA (Mingo Co., WV)  d. ?
      Son of Frederick and Susannah (Cline) Trent
    c.1-Laura Jane Trent  b.4/25/1875 WV  d.6/19/1952
      m.William Sherman Walls  8/22/1895
      c.1-Glady Walls
      m.? Hatfiel
    c.2-Sampson Trent  b. 11/4/1876  WV  d. Logan Co., WV
      m.Allie Toler 2/2/1901
    c.3-John Melvin Trent  b.9/21/1877 WV   d. OH
      m.Minnie Toler  3/2/1912
    c.4-Howard Ancel Trent  b.1/14/1879, WV  d.Logan Co., WV
      m.Ocie Spratt  12/24/1900
    c.5-Leona Trent  b.7/4/1880  d.4/27/1970, Wyoming Co., WV
      m.William Frank Hatfield
    c.6-Arminda Victoria Trent  b.4/28/1883 WV  d.5/6/1964
      m.James Albert Toler 10/29/1907
      c.1-Ray Toler
    c.7-Viola Trent  b.4/7/1882  WV   d.1/9/1906
      m.Scott Spratt
    c.8-Anna Trent  b.2/2/1885 WV  d.6/1965
      m.George O. Dietrick  3/27/1916
    c.9-Samantha Trent  b.4/14/1886  WV  d.1/4/1888
    c.10-Euorkie Trent  b.2/25/1888 WV   d.2.1965
      m.U.B. Christian
    c.11-Romanza Madge Trent  b.7/11/1891   d.9/22/1957, CA
      Navy Nurse, WWI
      m.Frank Miller  10/22/1918
      c.1-Ann Miller  m. ? Banas
      c.2-Alice Miller  m. ? Birthrong
    c.12-William Sherman "Shake" Trent b.1/31/1895 Wyoming Co., VA
      d.10/25/1958 Prince Georges Co., MD
      m.Garnet Delong  1924
 
c.10-Samson Collins  b.5/22/1854  Pike Co. KY  d.11/26/1942 Mossyrock, Lewis Co., WA.  Sampson 
     moved his family to Mossyrock in 1902.  Sampson Collins' descendents may be of special 
     interest to the "Minnesota Clines" for he was a favorite of Matilda (Collins) Cline's 
     children before they left for Minnesota in 1871, though he was only 10 years old when they 
     left. Matilda's son, Sampson, was named after this uncle.
  m.Florence Mainard  2/1/1880 Logan Co., WV
  b.1862
  c.1-Willie Z. Collins  b.7/23/1881, Logan Co., WV  d.12/20/1939
    m.Ada Gay Collins
    c.1-Albert Collins
    c.2-Oscar Collins  b.7/13/1883, Logan Co., WV  d.7/10/1948
      m.Pearl Abshier
      c.1-Carl L. Collins
      c.2-Marie Collins
        m.? Canaway
      c.3-Hattie May Collins  b.7/11/1887 Logan Co. WV  d.10/27/1958 Lewis Co., WA
        m.Albert Stewart
      c.4-Minnie Myrtle Collins  b.1/9/1890 Nicholas Co., WV
        d.4/30/1973 Jefferson Co., WA
        m.Roy Morton Ellis
        c.1-Dorothy Lee Ellis  died at 1 year
        c.2-Bernice Eileen Ellis
          m.? Seibold
        c.1-Ronald Dale Seibold
        c.2-Sherrill Ann Seibold
          m.? Brown
        c.3-Florence Alcinda Ellis
        c.4-Betty Louise Ellis
          m.? Scott William Collins, Sr.


William Collins b. 1806 continued............
m.2-Mary A. "Molly" Hatfield  11/25/1860 Logan Co., VA (WV) daughter of Joseph and Nancy 
    (Evans) Hatfield

c.11-Samuel Collins b.9/20/1862 Pike Co.KY d.10/3/1937 Multnomah Co., OR
  m.Nebraska Rocilla Cutlip  10/15/1891 Nicholas Co., WV
  c.1-Lucretia Ross Collins  b.12/20/1892 Webster Co., WV  d.1/23/1980
    Navy Nurse in WWI with Romanza Trent
    m.Thomas Randolf Mahoney 4/30/1919 Norfolk, VA
    c.1-Carol Eileen Mahoney
      m.? Nelson
    c.2-Thomas Collins Mahoney
      7 children:  Thomas Randolf II, Steven Allen, Jill Kathleen, Mark Morris, Gary Robert, 
                   John Michael & James Patrick Mahoney
  c.2-Lura Edith Collins  b.4/8/1894 WV   d.10/25/1949 Portland, OR
    m.William Short 5/23/1931  Clark Co.WA  No children
  c.3-Gertrude Leone Collins  b.1/1/1896 WV  d.1/11/1988
    m.George Otis Webb 11/10/1923  Clark Co., WA
      c.1-Eugene Phelps Webb
  c.4-William Hobart Collins b.1/6/1898 WV  d.1/28/1984 Multnomah Co. OR
    m.Ruby Isis Bell  4/24/1926  Clark Co., WA
    c.1-Maxine Carol Collins
      m.Arthur O'Conner
      c.1-Kelly Jay O'Conner
      c.2-Kathy Lynn O'Conner
    c.2-Donald Hobart Collins
        c.1-Norma June Collins
          m.? Hendrick
            c.1-Ashley Hendrick
            c.2-Gordon Walter Collins
  c.5-Herman Elmo Collins  b.1899 WV   d.Multnomah Co., OR
  c.6-Eula Irene Collins  b.1899 WV   d.1988 Portland, OR
    m.-Russell Woodyard Conley  2/30/1928 Portland, OR  no Children
Primary source of data for the information in this addendum.
c.12-Tobias Archibald "Arch" Collins  b.3/22/1863 Pike Co., KY
  d.3/15/1914 Lewis Co., WA
  m.Rebecca Jane Holcomb 5/10/1899 Nicholas Co., WV
  c.1-Zella Loreen Collins  b. 4/11/1901 Nicholas Co., WV
    m.1-Marion Carl Davis  6/24/1920 Lewis Co., WA
    c.1-Clinton Davis
    c.2-Genevieve Davis
    c.3-Norma Jean Davis
      m.? Moore
      c.1-Debra Moore
        m.1-? Munson
        m.2-? McGuistio
      c.2-Lawrence E. Collins  b. 1/29/1900  d.2/12/1900
      c.3-Edward Reginald Collins  b.6/16/1202 Nicholas Co., WV
        d.4/11/1963 Multnomah Co., OR
        m.Mary Victoria Giacchero  10/26/1924  WA
        c.1-Edward Reginald Collins, Jr.
          c.1-Mary Marguerite Collins
          c.2-Caroline Collins
          c.2-Ronald William Collins
            c.1-Ronald William Collins, Jr.
            c.2-Robert Edward Collins
            c.3-William Paul Collins
            c.4-Edward James Collins
    c.4-Roy Ora Collins b.10/26/1912 Lewis Co.WA  d.1/6/1986 Woodland Hill, CA m. Verna Viola 
        Wentzy 12/16/1936
 
 c.13-Nancy Jane "Jane" Collins  b.7/4/1866 Pike Co., KY  d.10/16/1918 Nicholas Co.WV 
      (pneumonia)
    m.Thomas Wesley Blankenship 9/12/1883 Logan Co., WV
      c.1-Grover Cleveland Blankenship  b.12/9/1884 d.10/12/1912 Nicholas Co., WV
      c.2-Willie Rosco Blankenship b.4/25/1886 d.6/2/1886 Nicholas Co.WV
      c.3-Louise Straus "Opal" Blankenship b.11/18/1887 Nicholas Co., WV
        d.2/17/1967
        m.Paris Anderson Herald
  c.14-Aaron Collins  b.8/20/1868 Pike Co.KY  d.1/17/1924 Cassia Co. ID
    m.Margaret Shepard 12/25/1888 Nicholas Co., WV
    c.1-Levi Harrison Collins  b.1/6/1890 Nicholas Co., WV
      d.3/20/1972  Multnomah Co. OR
      m.Eleanor Walters,  Pierce Co., WA
    c.2-Alice Ada Collins  b. 8/29/1898 Cassia Co., ID
      d.3/12/1954 LA, CA or Oakley, ID
      m.1-Ronald Archibald Ross
      m.2-John E. Harrison
    c.3-Edward Horton Collins  b.3/25/1892 Cassia Co.ID  d.9/16/1961
    c.4-Erba Lillian Collins  b.7/14/1894 Cassia Co.ID  d.2/17/1986
      m.1-Fred Sorenson
      c.1-Rhoda Virginia Sorenson
        m.? Honchell
      c.2-Anna Marjorie Sorenson
        m.? Mosseaux
      m.2-Eugene MacMurray
      c.3-Wanda Lou MacMurray
        m.? Lewis
      c.4-Norma Eugene MacMurray
        c.1-Leesa MacMurray
        c.2-Norma MacMurray
      c.5-Mary Nyda Collins
  c.15-Levi Ancel "Ancel" Collins  b.Pike Co., KY
  c.16-Louemma M. Collins  b. 1974 Pike Co., KY
     m.Thomas W. Blankenship

Richard Collins b. 1858 Tazewell/McDowell Co VA/WV  Son of John W. Collins ; s/o of Meredith 
d. 1943 Nicholas Co. WV. Married 1-27-1884 Fidella Milam Fidella was d/o Catherine Taylor. 
She was raised a Donellson but she told her children before she died that her natural father 
was Andrew Milam. Records have Fidella b. 1864 Wyoming Co. WV( stated on Marriage record filed 
in Nicholas Co. WV)

Children : 
Sherman Arhtur Collins  b. 1886 Nicholas Co. WV d. 1973 Canada
mar. 1908 Maryland  Lizzie Kerns

Melvin Clark Collins  b. 7-13-18-- Nicholas Co. WV d. 1922 Webster WV
mar Maggie Brooks 1913 Webster Springs, WV

Virgie Mae Collins  b. 1891 Nicholas Co. WV  d. 1971 Nicholas Co WV
mar 1) -----Wilson  anulled 2) John Hinkle  1907 Nicholas Co. WV

Ervin Walker Collins b. 1893 Nicholas Co. WV  d. 1964 Nicholas Co. WV
mar Lola Lavernia Spencer 1913 Nicholas Co. WV

Alvin Lloyd Collins b. 
mar Scynthia Gay Shoulders 1938 Greenbrier Co WV

Alta Leo Collins  b. 1897 Nicholas Co. WV   d. 
mar Lee Mance Bennett 1923 Nicholas co. WV

Goldie Ena Collins b. 1899 Nicholas Co. WV  d. 1930 Logan Co. WV
mar Otto Sterling Nash 1920 Sandpoint,Idaho

Euva Alice Collins  b. 1902 Nicholas Co. WV   d. 1995 Nicholas Co. WV
mar 1) Daniel Hannah    2)-----Eskew

Elmer Harlan Collins  b. 1904 Nicholas Co. WV  d.
mar Maymee Double 1926 Nicholas Co. WV

Clerance Oscar Collins  b. 1907 Nicholas Co. WV  d.
mar 1) Emmaline Shoulders  2) Pearl Hosey

Oretta Collins  b. 1909 Nicholas Co. WV  d. 
mar Everett William Chapman

Richard and Fidella raised their family on Fenwick Mountain  in Nicholas Co. WV. Fidella was a 
true gardener, there was nothing that woman couldn't grow. She made all the clothing for the 
family, sherred sheep, spun the cotton, made candles and soap, drove a team of horses, and kept 
a spotless house and canned the vegetables to last through winter. Fidella brought up 11 
children and they were raised in the church. I was told they would rather face their father 
than their mother when they done something wrong. Anyway the grandchildren love to go visit 
because they were greeted with love and something good to eat.

Richard was born in a section of Tazewell Co. Va. that later became McDowell Co. WV. The son of 
John W. Collins and Mary Roark Collins. He grew up along the Tug River area where his family 
lived near his uncle William Collins and cousin William Collins Jr.

*************************************************************************
Sources:
*Eula Collins Conley
1983 printing of "The Pioneer Clines of Minn." by Marlin Cline devoted 16 pgs to the Collins 
family.  Info. provided by Eula Cline Conley.  Eula Conley was a descendant of William's 2nd 
wife Mary Ann "Molly" Hatfield. Eula Conley concentrated her correspondence w/Marlin Cline on 
William Collins' first family w/Mary Mullins & on Meredith.  Eula became ill before much info. 
about William's 2nd family w/Molly Hatfied was obtained.  Eula has since passed away.

*Info & census data of 1810 & 1820 for Floyd Co. KY (now Pike Co. KY)
*Orvis F. Collins of 146 N. Brier Rd., Amherst, NY 14228, a professor at NY St.U at Buffalo, 
(Eula Collins Conley believed Orvis was working on the Collins family.)  Orvis' great 
grandfather was William Collins, Sr.  Orvis has dates on births, marriages & deaths for the 
first 2 generations following William Collins,Sr

Military entry records for Meredith found in Christianburg, Va;
* Kegley's " Adventures on Western Waters" 


THIS IS TIMELINE A COUSIN AND I WORKED OUT BUT THAT WAS BEFORE WE FOUND OUT THERE COULD BE A 
CONNECTION TO ORANGE AND BERTIE COUNTIES OF NC..................................

Timeline for COLLINS in NC, TN, VA. Ky

1742 Orange Co VA
27 Jan 1742 Thursday the xxviith day of January MDCCXLIII "Alexander Machartoon, John Bowling, 
Manicassa, Capt. Tom, Isaac, Harry, Blind Tom, Foolish Jack, Charles Griffin, JOHN COLLINS, 
Little Jack. Indians being brought before the court by precept under the hands and seals of 
Wm Russell & Edward Spencer, Gent. for terrifying one Lawrence Strother & on suspicion of 
stealing hoggs........" The above put up security individually. It was ordered that their guns 
be taken from them till they are ready to depart out of this county, "they having declared 
their intentions to the Court to depart this colony within a week" (Orange Co..VA Order Book 3 
1741-1743. 309) Orange Co Va Microfilm Reel 31, Va State Archives. 
**See 12 May 1742, Orange Co..Va, reference to "about twenty-six of the Saponi Indians that 
inhabit on "Colonel Spotswood's land. Charles Griffin had been a white man who taught school 
in the Saponi Indian town at Fort Christiana from January 1715 NS to the spring of 1718.

1750 Tax List Granville Co. NC
Thomas Collins Sr. 
Samuel Collins     ( all three lived on the Flatt River )
John Collins

1755 Flatt River near Va/NC border (became Orange Co NC )
Thomas Collins  mulatto
Samuel Collins  mulatto
John Collins    mulatto


1771 Botetourt Co Va Tax List
John Collins  
Samuel Collins 
Charles Collins 
George Collins
 
1771 Montgomery Co Va (Wm. Herberts Company)
Charles Collins 
John Collins (4 tithables)
Samuel Collins (2 tithables)

1772 Montgomery Co Va
George Collins
John Collins (4 tithables)
Samuel Collins

1773 Montgomery Co Va
David Collins
Elisha Collins
Ambrose Collins    Indian Land
Samuel Collins     Indian Land  (2 tithables)
John Collins
Lewis Collins
John Collins Jr
George Collins      Indian Land
Charles Collins     Indian Land


1776 Fincastle-Momtgomery Co. 
     Christianburg,Va.-signed entry list for RevWar
     under Capt. James McDaniel
George Collins
Lewis Collins
David Collins
Meredith Collins

1777 Caswell Co NC  -  St James District
Charles Collins
Martin Collins
Middleton Collins
Paul Collins


1777 Montgomery Co Va

Oath of Allegiance

Capt Cox's Company 30 Sept 1777

John Collins 2 Sept
Samuel Collins 30 Nov

Those that refused in Capt Ozburns Company

Elisha Collins, of Cox's Company

1778 25 Sept  List of Fines set by  Court Martial

Elisha Collens
John Collens

1780's Mitilia list -Momtgomery Co. Va.
David Collins
George Collins
Meredith Collins
Elisha Collins (refused to take Oath of Allegiance1777)
Samuel Collins
John Collins (probably a Jr.)

1782 Montgomery Co Va Tax list
                              tithes  slaves  horses  cattle  land
Ambrose Collins                  1      0       1       1      Yes
Daniel Collins                   1      0       4       9      Yes
David Collins                    1      0       0       2      Yes
George Collins                   1      0       0       4      Yes
John Collins                     1      0       1       2      Yes
Lewis Collins                    1      0       1       2      Yes
Martin Collins                   1      0       1       0
Millinton Collins                1      0       1       0 

1782 NC ARCHIVES LEMOIR PAPERS UNC LIBRARY
Samuel Collins  100ac of land,3 horses,6 head cattle


 1783 Montgomery Co Va

Millinton Collins  5-10-1783,,,,,,( could this be Meredith???? NO PROOF)
80 acres Big Reed Island  Pine & Snake Cr[in modern Carroll Co] & New River Grants 29-325

1784 NE part of Wilkes Co. NC
George Collins
Samuel Collins
Ambrose Collins

1786 NE part of Wilkes Co. NC
George Collins
Samuel Collins
Ambrose Collins

1787 Wilkes Co NC
9 Apr 1787, Wm Morris entered 100 acres on south side New River, Transferred to Vardy Collins 
# 68

1787 Montgomery Co Va Tax List

John Collins Sr
John Collins Jr
Lewis Collins
David Collins

1787 NC STATE CENSUS
Ambrose Collins 1m 21-60,2m under 21,2 f
George Collins  1 m 21-60,3munder 21,3 f
Samuel Collins 1m 21-60, 1f


1788 NE part of Wilkes Co. NC
George Collins
Ambrose Collins
Volentine Collins
Martin Collins

1789 NE Part of Wilkes Co. NC
Samuel Collins  ( 0 poll means he was under 16 yrs)
Volentine Collins (1 poll)
Benjamin Collins  (1 Poll....first appearance)

1790 FEDERAL CENSUS (1st in USA)
Ambrose Collins 1m ov 16,1m und 16,2f
George Collins  1m ov 16,3m und 16,3f
David Collins   3m ov16,2m und 16, 6f
Vardy Collins   1m ov 16,1 m und 16, 4f
Volentine Collins 1, ov 16, 2f
Martin Collins  1m ov 16, 3m und 16, 4 f

1790 Wilkes Co NC Census
Morgan District  Tenth Company
                       Free Wh Male>16       <16   Females
David Collins                        3         2      6
Hardy Collins                        1         3      1
Vol Collins                          1                2
Ambrose Collins                      1         1      2
George Collins                       1         2      4
Martin Collins                       1         3      4

1790 Wilkes Co. Dist. 4
Ambrose Collins   1 poll
Volentine Collins  1 poll
Elisha Collins  1 poll

1791 Wilkes Co. NC
Volentine Collins 

1792 Wilkes Co. NC
George Collins  1 poll
Volentine Collins 1 poll
Vardy Collins  1 poll

1793  Wilkes Co. NV  dist 13
Volentine Collins 1 poll
Elisha Collins 1 poll
Vardy Collins  1 poll
Lewis Collins  1 poll

1793 Wythe Co, VA (formed 1793 from the lower western part of Montgomery Co...1793 List for 
New River District

Lewis Collins
Benjamin Collins
Absolem Collins
Joseph Collins
John Collins Sr
John Collins Jr
Mahlon Collins
Millitent Collins  ( Meredith??...John,Lewis & David are there)
David Collins
Jonathan Collins

1794 Wilkes Co. NC Dist 13
Volentine Collins  1 poll
Elisha Collins 1 poll
Vardy Collins  1 poll

1795 Wilkes Co NC dist 13
Verdie Collins  1 poll
Lewis Collins   1 poll

1795 Wilkes Co NC  Tax List
 District 8
Griffin Collins *****
David Collins
Valentine Collins
  District 12
Verdie Collins
Lewis Collins


Vardy Collins entered 50 acres south side South Fork New River #1912
Ambrose Collins entered 100 acres on Oba (Obeds?) Creek #1913



1796 Wilkes Co NC Tax List
District 4
David Collins
Valentine Collins

1796 Wilkes Co. Dist 13 Lemoir Papers UNC Library
Vardie Collins  100 ac  1 poll
Lewis Collins   0 ac    1 poll
Meridia Collins ( Meredith) 0 ac 1 poll
David Collins 100 ac  1 poll
Volentine Collins  0 ac  1 poll
Griffith Collins  0 ac  1 poll

1797 Wilkes Co. NC dist 13
Verdie Collins  0 ac 1 poll
Volentine Collins 50 ac 1 poll
AAron Collins  0 ac  1 poll

                dist 4
Thomas Collins 70 ac  1 poll

1799 Russell Co. Va tax list
Merredth Collins      (Meredith)

1800 Ashe Co NC Census
Thomas Collins  fpc
Vadery (Vardy?) Collins  fpc
Valentine Collins  fpc
Ambrose Collins  fpc

1800 Ashe Co NC Land Entries & Other Collins

Vardy Collins Married Margaret Gibson
Volintin Collins  8-21-1800 50 ac 
Ambrose Collins 5-1-1800 200 acres, 11-24-1803 300 acres 
Aaron Collins 9-23-1802 (John Maxwell; contains Aarons claim)
Elisha Collins 3-8-1802 150 ac, 5-10-1803 150 ac, 11-8-1803 200 ac
David Collins 
Griffeth Collins * 11-14-1800 150 ac, 1-01-1801 60 ac
Grisey Collins (Griffin ?)
Lewis Collins
Thomas Collins 3-9-1801 50 ac, 10-7-1802 100 ac, 2-10-1803 100 ac

1800 Ashe Co NC Census
Vardy Collins
Thomas Collins
Valentine Collins
Ambrose Collins



1800 Grayson Co Va Tax List

George Collins  1 wm over 21
Paul Collins 1 wm over 21
Jacob Collins 1 wm over 21
Jonathan Collins 1 wm over 21, 1 horse
Malin Collins 2 wm over 21, 5 horses
John Collins  1 wm over 21, 2 horses
Milliner Collins 2 wm over 21, 1 horse
Benjamin Collins 2 wm over 21, 2 horses
Moses Collins 1 wm over 21

1802 Montgomery Co Va
Millenton and Avy Collins of Grayson Co Va sold 80 acres on Big Reed Island to James Bobbit 
for 34 pds. DB 1-480 22 Feb 1802

1809 Grayson Co Va
George Collins testified in a land dispute in Grayson Co ,land on Peach Bottom Creek, that 
he settled on the land in 1767 (Chalkleys Chronicles of the Scotch Irish Vol 2 page 143)

1810 NC FEDERAL CENSUS  Ashe Co. NC
E. Collins  3m0-10, 1m 16-26,1f10-16,1f 26-45,1f ov45
A.Collins   1m 0-10, 1m ov45,2f 0-10,1f 10-16,1f 26-45
J.Collins   1m 16-26,2f 0-10, 1f 26-45
T.Collins   4m 0-10,1m26-45,1f 26-45                                                                                                                                                    

letter from Jerry Warsing

 Nice post you 
have on Darlene's web page. My name is Jerry Warsing. I'm also a 
direct descendant of Meredy Collins through his and Mary 
Polly Holloway's son William, born 1806. William 
apparently died in Nicholas County, West Virginia, in 1896. My great 
grandmother, Arminda Collins Trent, was born in Eastern 
Kentucky in 1854, and died in Wyoming County, West Virginia in 1926.
Arminda's husband, Humphrey Trent, was a descendant of English Gypsyies who 
had been forced to leave England during the rein of Oliver Cromwell's 
Puritians in the 1650's. He was born in 1854 in Russell County, and died 
in 1927, a year after Arminda, supposedly of heartbreak. Do I have 
information for you? I don't know. I do have quite a bit of information  
I believe I have Mary Polly's parents names somewere 
I'll look for that information. Also, something you might not 
know, Meredy's name is on a plaque on the Pike County Courthouse in 
Pikeville, Kentucky, along with several others commemorating his 
service during the Revolutionary War. I saw the plaque myself when I left 
Second Union in July. I'll look for other information and send it to 
you. I live in Nottoway County, Virginia, ( Southside ) 
 I'm 60 years young, and have only recently started 
geneaological stuff, but I'm hooked. Talk to me 
anytime. 
Jerry 
Warsing



BUNCH CONNECTION

Henry Bunch, b. ca. 1690, living in Chowan Co., NC, when he acquired land in
Bertie County.  Described as a "Free Mulatto" in the 1763 Bertie tax list.
D. 1775 leaving will naming children Jeremiah Sr.; Tamerson m Thomas Bass;
Susannah m. Lazarus Summerlin; Rachel m. Joseph Collins; Nancy m. Isaac
Bass; Embrey (b. ca. 1730-35, m. Elizabeth, d. Bertie Co. 1789).

Jeremiah Bunch left will in Bertie Co., NC 1797 naming children William (m.
Mary Bunch 1785, d. 1816); Henry (b. ca. 1743, m. Eleanor Baysson 1764) ;
Jeremiah Jr. (b. ca. 1745, m. Judah Hill 1765, d. 1809); Nehemiah (d. 1815);
Frederick (b. ca. 1745-8, d. 1810); Nancy m. Collins.

Embrey Bunch's children were Micajah, Sr., b. ca. 1760-65, m. Levinia Holder
1791, m (2d) Teletha Smith 1801, moved to Christian Co., Ky. abt. 1803; Mary
m. Williams; Zadock, b. bef. 1775, d. 1801 unmarried; Nanny m. Rigdon
Pritchard 1792 Betie County; Milley, unmarried 1801.

The Indian connection is Isaac Bass (ca. 1738-1801) who married Nancy Bunch
was a son of John Bass (ca. 1700-1777), son of John Bass (1673-1732) and
Love Harris (m. 1696), son of William Bass (1654-1742) and Catherine Lanier,
son of John Bass (1616-1699) and Keziah Elizabeth Tucker, daughter of "Robin
the Elder of ye Nansimuns [Nansemond]kingdom".  Thomas Bass who married
Tamerson Bunch was Isaac's brother, b. ca. 1723, d. Bertie Co., NC d. 1764.

This may suggest that the Bunch family had Nansemond connections as well.
The information is from Heinegg's Free Arican Americans of North Carolina
and Virginia.


Bertie County, NC
Will book B page 46
HENRY BUNCH
Will dated April 12, 1775-Proved August Court 1775
SON:  JEREMIAH BUNCH
DAUGHTERS:
TOMERSON BASS  ( THOMASINE  BASS )
SUSANNAH SUMMERLIN, WIFE OF LAZARUS SUMMERLIN
RACHEL COLLINS, WIFE OF JOSEPH COLLINS
NANY? (MARY) BASS WIFE OF ISAAC BASS
ANN COUNCIL  ( NOW LIVING WITH ME)
SON:EMBREY BUNCH
GRANDSON : ZADOC BUNCH--SON OF EMBREY
GRANDSON: CEDAR BASS  SON OF ISAAC BASS
  he goes on to list what he leaves to each and also says some of his  property abuts that of 
  a JOSEPH COLLINS ..
Witnesses are : JOSEPH COLLINS AND DAVID COLLINS 



   The Collins and Bunch families were taxable "Molatas" in Orange
County, North Carolina, in 1755 [T&C, box 1]. They were also associated
with the Gibson family. Lucrecy Collins witnessed the 1775 Orange
County, North Carolina, will of George Gibson [A:195]. Some members of
the family moved to Wilkes County with the Gibsons and like the Gibsons,
they were counted there as white in 1790. This part of Wilkes County
became Ashe County in 1799, and both families were counted there as
"other free" in 1800.

1. Catherine McCollins, born perhaps 1687, was a white woman servant of
   Elias Edmonds when she confessed in Lancaster County Court on 12
   August 1705 that she had a "mulattoe Child born of her body begotten
   by a Negroe" [Orders 1702-13, 127]. Her children may have been
     i. Catherine Collins, born say 1705, a "free mulatto woman" of
        North Farnham Parish presented by the Richmond County, Virginia
        Court in November 1725 for having an illegitimate child [Orders
        1721-32, 248, 267].
2   ii. Susan, say 1707.
3  iii. Thomas, born say 1708.

2. Susan Collens, born say 1707, was a "Negro" taxable in Digby Semore's
   Northampton County, Virginia household in the 1737 list of Hilary
   Stringer [L.P. 1737]. Her descendants who remained in Northampton
   County were
     i. John, married Nany Sabers, 11 August 1790 Northampton County
        bond, Peter Warren security; second, Betsy Jeffries, 3 February
        1803 Northampton County bond, Samuel Beavans security.
    ii. Lighty, married Lear Drighouse, 3 January 1794 Northampton
        County bond, Thomas Lewis security.
   iii. Ralph, married Tamar Bingham, 20 December 1799 Northampton
        County bond, John Simkins security.
    iv. Mack, married Betsey Shepherd, 27 November 1809 Northampton
        County bond, Abraham Lang security.
     v. Nathaniel, married Salley Stockley, 6 October 1807 Northampton
        County bond; and second, Molly Sample, 16 August 1810
        Northampton County bond, Isaiah Carter security.

3. Thomas1 Collins, born say 1708, was a taxable in the 1750 Granville
   County list of John Wade [CR 44.701.23]. This part of Granville
   County became Orange County in 1752, and Thomas was a "Molata"
   taxable there on 3 "Black" tithes in 1755 [T&C, box 1, p.19]. He
   owned land on Flat River adjoining George Gibson and Moses Ridley
   [Orange County Loose Papers, vol. V, no. 131; vol.VI, no. 579]. He
   may have been the father of
4    i. George1, born about 1728.
    ii. Thomas2, Junr., born say 1734, an Orange County taxable listed
        nearby Thomas Collins in 1755 [T&C, box 1, p.19].  He may have
        been the Thomas Collins, Sr., who was head of a white Moore
        County household of one male over 16, two females, and one slave
        in 1790 [NC:44], and there was a Thomas Collins, Jr., head of
        a white Moore County household of two males under 16, three over
        16, and four females in 1790 [NC:43]. He was head of an Ashe
        County household of 7 "other free" in 1800 [NC:74].
   iii. John, born say 1736, a "Molata" taxable in Orange County, taxed
        on one Black tithe in 1755 [T&C, box 1, p.15].

4. George1 Collins, born about 1728, purchased 100 acres in Anson County
   on 14 June 1764 [3:268]. This part of Anson County became Richmond
   County in 1779, and his land was mentioned in a 2 February 1780
   Richmond County land entry [Pruitt, Richmond County Land Entries, 10,
   58]. He sold land by deed proved in the March 1783 session of
   Richmond County Court [Minutes 1780-95, 33]. In December 1783 he and
   Arthur Dees were security for (his sons?) Thomas and George Collins,
   Jr. in a Richmond County Court case [Ibid., 47]. The Richmond County
   Court excused him from paying poll tax in 1788 because he was sixty
   years old. He was head of a Georgetown District, Prince George's
   Parish, South Carolina household of 7 "other free" in 1790 [SC:54].
   He may have been the father of
     i. Thomas3, born perhaps 1760, a defendant in Richmond County Court
        in December 1783 [Minutes 1780-95, 47].
    ii. Charles, born perhaps 1765, ordered by the January 1787 Richmond
        County Court to receive 20 lashes for larceny committed in 1783
        [Ibid., 50, 111].
   iii. George3, Jr., born perhaps 1767, head of a Richmond County
        household of 4 "other free" in 1790 [NC:45]. He entered 50 acres
        in Richmond County on Mayners Creek of Hitchcock Creek on 12
        June 1794 [Pruitt, Richmond County Land Entries, nos. 169, 1013]
        and was taxed on 160 acres in 1795. He purchased 100 acres by
        deed proved in the January 1796 session of the Richmond County
        Court and sold 50 acres to (his brother?) Elisha Collins by deed
        proved in the same session [Minutes 1793-1804, 312-3].
    iv. Elisha, born perhaps 1770, one of the freeholders ordered by the
        October 1794 session of the Richmond County Court to work on the
        road to Catfish Road [Ibid., 282]. He was taxable on 250 acres
        in 1795. He purchased 50 acres from (his father?) George Collins
        by deed proved in Richmond County in January 1796 [Ibid., 313].
     v. David, head of an Anson County household of 4 "other free" in
        1800 [NC:203].

5. Samuel Collins, born perhaps 1734, was a "Molata" taxable in Orange
   County on 2 Black tithes in 1755 [T&C, box 1, p.19]. He may have been
   the Samuel Collins who was head of a Wilkes County household of one
   male 21-60 and one female in the 1787 state census.

Wilkes and Ashe County descendants were
     i. George2, head of a Wilkes County household of one male 21-60,
        three males under 21 or over 60, and three free females for the
        1787 state census.
    ii. David, head of a Tenth Company, Wilkes County household of three
        males over 16, two under 16, and six females in 1790 [NC:123].
   iii. Martin, head of a Tenth Company, Wilkes County household of one
        male over 16, 3 under 16, and four females in 1790 [NC:123].
    iv. Valentine, head of a Tenth Company, Wilkes County household of
        one male over 16 and two females in 1790 (abstracted as Vol)
        [NC:123] and head of an Ashe County household of 6 "other free"
        in 1800 [NC:75].
     v. Vadery, perhaps the "Hardy" Collins who was head of a Wilkes
        County household of one male over 16, one under 16, and four
        females in 1790 [NC:123]. He was called Vadery in 1800, head of
        an Ashe County household of 4 "other free" in 1800. The 26
        January 1791 Wilkes County Court referred to a road near Sandy
        Island Ford and Vardie Collens [Absher, Wilkes County Court
        Minutes 1789-97, 20].
    vi. Ambrose, head of a Tenth Company, Wilkes County household of one
        male over 16, one under 16, and two females in 1790 [NC:123].
        He was head of an Ashe County household of 4 "other free" in
        1800 [NC:76].

Bertie County
6. Josiah Collins was a "free Molatto" taxable in his own household in
   the 1771 list of Jonathan Standley [CR 10.702.1, box 2]. Perhaps he
   was the same Josiah Collins who was appointed a Bertie County
   constable in February 1777 [Haun, Bertie County Court Minutes,
   IV:212]. His family was associated with the Henry Bunch family of
   Bertie County. He was probably related to Lucy Collins, head of a
   Bertie County household of 4 "other free" in 1800 [NC:36].

Hyde County
7. Cate Collings was called an "Indian Woman" servant of William Gibbs
   when she was summoned by the March 1765 Hyde County Court [Minutes
   II:113]. Perhaps her descendants were
     i. Susannah, born before 1776, head of a Hyde County household of
        2 "free colored" in 1820 [NC:248].
    ii. Charity, born 1794-1806, head of a Hyde County household of 6
        "free colored" in 1820 [NC:246].
   iii. Horatio, a "free man of color" who had "taken up with" a slave
        named Winney, property of Henry Lucas, in Hyde County on 1 April
        1843 [CR 053.928.2].
    iv. Nancy, a "free woman of color" who had "taken up with" a slave
        named Ellick, property of Ananias Sadler, in Hyde County on 1
        October 1842 [Ibid.].

South Carolina
Those who were counted as "other free" in South Carolina were
     i. Cary, head of a South Orangeburg District, South Carolina
        household of 6 "other free" in 1790.
    ii. Elias, head of a Winyan County household of 6 "other free" and
        68 slaves in 1800 [SC:760] and a Georgetown household of 6
        "other free" and 16 slaves in 1810 [SC:219].
   iii. Jonathan, head of a St. Dennis, Berkeley household of 1 "other
        free" and 2 slaves in 1810 [SC:442].
    iv. Reason, head of a Fairfield District household of 5 "other free"
        in 1810 [SC:606].
     v. Rob, head of a St. Dennis, Berkeley household of 2 "other free"
        and 10 slaves in 1810 [SC:442].

Maryland
Those counted as "other free" in Maryland were
     i. Sarah, head of an Ann-Arundel County household of 3 "other free"
        in 1790.
    ii. George "Negro," head of a Kent County household of one "other
        free" in 1790.
   iii. George (Mulatto), head of a Charles County household of one
        "other free" in 1790 and 4 in 1800 [MD:522].
    iv. Samuel, Sr., head of a Charles County household of 2 "other
        free" in 1800 [MD:562].
     v. Samuel, "Mulatto" head of a Charles County household of 12
        "other free" with Thomas Proctor in 1790, perhaps the same
        Samuel Collins who was head of a Charles County household of 9
        "other free" in 1800 [MD:561].
    vi. Samuel, Jr., head of a Charles County household of 10 "other
        free" in 1800 [MD:562].
   vii. Henry, "free Mulatto" head of a Prince George County household
        of 4 "other free" in 1800 [MD:263].
  viii. Henry, head of a St. Mary's County household of 4 "other free"
        in 1800 [MD:411].
    ix. Peter, head of a Dorchester County household of 5 "other free"
        in 1800 [MD:673].
Brenda Collins Dillon
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Lakeville, Massachusetts 02347

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