Saturday, September 24, 2016

Solomon Collins b. 1813 revised

Solomon Collins

b. 1813

Ashe Co. North Carolina

Solomon Collins was born in Ashe Co. NC. in 1813. His father’s place of birth, supported by 40 years of census claims, was born South Carolina. There is no record available as to his identity. There are claims that his father is Elisha Collins, b. 1783 in Kentucky, . This is contradictory in supporting Elisha as being the father of Solomon, regardless of the “opinion” of Roberta Estes! Those claims are not supported by fact. Solomon himself states in a census report his father was born in
South Carolina.

Solomon seems to have followed the same migration path as many did, and went from Ashe Co. NC. to Manchester, Clay Co. Ky.

Manchester was the center of Cherokee life in Ky., and was home to Chief Red Bird Aaron Brock, Dragging Canoe, Bob Benge, Double Head, and King David Benge among others. Solomon was listed from 1840 through 1880 as ”mulatto”, a designation given him by the census, when most likely, he and his kin were Native American. Being listed as “mulatto”, their rights as Native Citizens of the United States were taken away.


Solomon married (1) Mary Polly Hallen, and (2) Charity Hollingsworth, one of their sons was Andrew Jackson Collins who married

Clarinda Armstrong


their daughter, America, (1887-1963) married Boyd Cornwell.

Andrew Jackson was born in Ky. 1855 and died in Clay Co.1926. Boyd Cornwell died in Chesapeake Ohio in 1951.
1840 Federal Census

1840 United States Federal Censuolomon

Collins

Name:
Solomon Collins
County:
Clay
State:
Kentucky
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39:
1
Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves):
1
Persons Employed in Manufacture and Trade:
1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:
1
Total Free White Persons:
1
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:
1

1850 S1850 Federal Censustates Federal Census  olomo1n Collen

1850 Federal Census

Name:


Solomon Collen
[Solomon Collins
Age:
37
Estimated birth year:
abt 1813
Birth Place:
North Carolina
Color:
Mulatto
Gender:
Male
Home in 1850 (City,County,State):
Kentucky, Clay, Kentucky
Family Number:
560
Household Members:
Name
Age
37
23
8
3
1
20


ons1860: Federal Census


Name:
Soloman Collins

Age in 1860:
46
Birth Year:
abt 1814
Birthplace:
North Carolina
Home in 1860:
Clay, Kentucky
Race:
Mulatto
Gender:
Male
Post Office:
Manchester
Value of real estate:
Household Members:
Name
Age
46
36
18
13
11
9
7
4
2











187110 1870FFederal Censusederal

Name:
Solomon Colins

Birth Year:
abt 1814
Age in 1870:
56
Birthplace:
North Carolina
Home in 1870:
Precinct 1, Clay, Kentucky
Race:
Mulatto
Gender:
Male
Value of real estate:
Post Office:
Manchester
Household Members:
Name
Age
56
50
21
19
17
13
11








1880:Federal Census

Name:
Soloman Collins

Home in 1880:
Manchester, Clay, Kentucky
Age:
65
Estimated birth year:
abt 1815
Birthplace:
North Carolina
Relation to head-of-household:
Self (Head)
Spouse's name:
Mary Collins
Father's birthplace:
South Carolina
Mother's birthplace:
Virginia
Neighbors:
Occupation:
Farming
Marital Status:
Married
Race:
Mu
Gender:
Male
Cannot read/write:

Blind:

Deaf and dumb:

Otherwise disabled:

Idiotic or insane:
Household Members:
Name
Age
65
55
13









Here, Solomon is living next door to Perry Collins, son of Willam and Lefy Powell Collins. Perry moves to Letcher Co. and marries a Mary Collins. Her family and maiden name are unknown at this time.