Thursday, August 18, 2011

Descendants of John Collins 1569 Maidstone England



Generation No. 1
·                                

      1. John1 Collins was born Abt. 1569 in England, and died Abt. 1644 in Maidstone, Kent Co., England (Source: Anst File#: SKJ1-85 & 20SB-GJM.). He married Unknown Abt. 1587 in Kent Co., England (Source: LDS.). She was born Abt. 1571 in England.

Notes for John Collins:
Events in history and additional information:
1600: Charles Stuart was born on November 19, 1600.
1625: He became King Charles I in March.
1631: King Charles granted John Collins the title Keeper of the Gaol of Maidstone. This was a titled position and could be passed to heirs.
1635: The "Plain Joane" departed London on May 15, 1635 bound for Virginia. Richard Buckam was the ship's master. John's son William, age 34, was aboard.
1637: A civil war began in Scotland and lasted until 1640.
1642: The English civil war began. Supporters of King Charles were known as Cavaliers. Supporters of Parliament were called Roundheads.
1644: John Collins died and his son John inherited his title.
1646: Charles placed himself in the hands of the Scottish Army in May.
1647: The Scottish Army turned him over to Parliament in February.
1647: Charles escaped to Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight in November.
1648: The Battle of Maidstone was fought.
1649: King Charles I was executed on January 30, 1649.

Notes about John:
John Collins was born in England in 1569. He had at least three children. King Charles I, by his letters patent dated February 27, 1631, granted John Collins the title Keeper of the Gaol (Prison) of Maidstone. In addition, this patent gave John the gaol house in Maidstone and custody of all its prisoners. This was a titled position of power and influence similar to that of high sheriff in older times, and it could be passed on to heirs. John Collins died in 1644. By his will, he left his son John his title and the house and all the irons, implements, fees, appurtenances, and prisoners. Maidstone is about 35 miles South East of London in the direction of Dover. Collins' descendants are still living in Maidstone in the year 2001.









·                                  
Notes 
o                                                       John Collins of Maidstone was granted life rights as keeper of the Gael of Maidstone, which he passed on to his son John Jr. in his will. "The right was granted by King Charles 1st". It was a position of power and influence. John Collins Jr. came to Virginia Colony in 1655, twenty years after his son William. He came after King Charles 1st. had been executed bysupporters of Parliment. As an adherent of the King, John jr. sought safety in Virginia, and was known as one of the group called Cavaliers. The family held positions of importance and were prosperous land owners in Virginia.John Collins Jr. came to Surry Co. VA, and soon after his arrival he married Elizabeth Caufield. so his first wife, mother of William, must have died before he left England. Elizabeth was the daughter of William and Dorcus Caufield, and William Caufield had sponsored John'spassage from England. Elizabeth had one brother, Captain Robert Caufield, who is listed as the only heir in her parent's will. When John Jr. died, his will recorded in Surry County listed only one child, William who had come to Virginia in 1635.





Sources for the above: 1) History of Kent County England Vol. 2, p. 110; 2) History of the Collins Family of Caroline County Virginia by Herbert Ridgeway Collins, 1954; 3) The Collins and Travis Families and Their Allies by Mary Collins Landon, 1982; 4) World Family Tree Vol. 11, tree 0778; and 5) various references from the LDS.
     
Children of John Collins and Unknown are:

2
i.

Katherine2 Collins, born February 22, 1588 in Maidstone, Kent Co., England; died Aft. 1661 in Surry Co., VA (Source: LDS.).
3
ii.

John Collins, born Abt. 1590 in Maidstone, Kent Co., England; died July 15, 1686 in Essex Co., VA.

4
iii.

William Collins, born Abt. 1601 in Maidstone, Kent Co., England; died Aft. 1650 in Surry Co., VA (Source: LDS.).


Notes for William Collins:
William Collins, age 34, sailed for Virginia on the "Plain Joane", Richard Buckam, Master. He departed London on May 15, 1635. On the passenger list, there is another William Collins, age 20, who is believed to be his nephew. Source: List of Immigrants to America in the period 1600-1700 by Hotten, pp. 78-79.



Descendants of John Collins

Generation No. 2


      3. John2 Collins (John1) was born Abt. 1590 in Maidstone, Kent Co., England, and died July 15, 1686 in Essex Co., VA (Source: Anst File#: SKJ1-BH & 1Z8D-WZ5.). He married (1) Unknown Bef. 1615 in Maidstone, Kent Co., England (Source: LDS.). She was born Abt. 1595 in England, and died Abt. 1635 in England. He married (2) Elizabeth Caufield Aft. 1654 in Chippoakes Parish, Surry Co., VA, daughter of William Caufield and Dorcas Unknown. She was born Abt. 1630 in Chippoakes Parish, Surry Co., VA, and died Bef. 1684 in King and Queen or Essex Co., VA. He married (3) Margaret Weeks April 1684 in Essex Co., VA (Source: LDS.), daughter of Abraham Weeks. She was born Abt. 1660 in Isle of Wight Co., VA (Source: LDS.).

Notes for John Collins:
In 1644, John inherited the title Keeper of the Gaol of Maidstone. He also inherited the gaol house and had charge of all its prisoners. This title had been granted to his father by King Charles I by letters patent dated February 27, 1631. This inheritance gave John a position of power and influence that he could pass on to his heirs.

John was a strong supporter of King Charles. After Parliament overthrew and executed Charles, the group that supported him sought safety in Virginia. John Collins left England and came to Virginia sometime before October 2, 1655, when George Frizell and Thomas Moore received land for transporting him to Virginia. It would seem likely that John fled to America before, or soon after, the execution as payment for passage often occurred many years later. John settled in Lawne's Creek Parish, Surry Co., VA. This parish was named for Christopher Lawne, who settled at the mouth of the creek in 1619.

Sources for the above: 1) History of Kent County England Vol. 2, p. 110; 2) Cavaliers and Pioneers 1623-1666 by Nugent, p. 324; 3) History of the Collins Family of Caroline County Virginia by Herbert Ridgeway Collins, 1954; 4) Burke's American Families with British Ancestry, 1975; 5) The Collins and Travis Families and Their Allies by Mary Collins Landon, 1982; 6) World Family Tree Vol. 11, tree 0778; and 7) various references from the LDS.

John married Margaret Weeks (when he was 93-years old) in April 1684. They were married at the home of her father, Abraham Weeks. After John died (two years later in July 1686), Abraham Weeks signed John's estate papers on July 7, 1686, in Essex Co., VA. Source: World Family Tree Vol. 11, tree 0778.

Notes for Elizabeth Caufield:
1691: Lawne's Creek Parish, Surry Co., VA. Will of Captain Robert Caufield names: niece Elizabeth, wife of William Holt, niece Mary, wife of James Bruton, and nephew John Seward. He left a legacy to: Mary, daughter of Charles Williams, Mrs. Mary Holt £15 sterling, Frances, daughter of Francis Mason, Elizabeth, daughter of Arthur Allen, Katherine and James, children of Arthur Allen, Mrs. Elizabeth Holt, William Hancocke and his wife, Samuel Newton, and John Collins' wife Elizabeth. Dated: January 2, 1691. Proved: January 19, 1691. Captain Robert Caufield was the son of William Caufield of the Parish of Chippoakes, Surry Co., and Doreas his wife. In 1654, Robert Caufield had a sister Elizabeth. Robert married Elizabeth Allen, sister of Arthur Allen, and she married secondly, Col. William Bridger. Source: William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine Vol. 7, No. 4. (April 1899), pp. 310-311.
     
Child of John Collins and Unknown is:
5
i.

William3 Collins, born Abt. 1615 in Maidstone, Kent Co., England; died Bef. October 10, 1687 in Isle of Wight Co., VA.


Descendants of John Collins

Generation No. 3


      5. William3 Collins (John2, John1) was born Abt. 1615 in Maidstone, Kent Co., England, and died Bef. October 10, 1687 in Isle of Wight Co., VA. He married Unknown Abt. 1640 in Isle of Wight Co., VA. She was born Abt. 1620 in VA, and died Bef. October 10, 1687 in Isle of Wight Co., VA (Source: Anst File#: R7SF-V1 & 20SB-G5C. Also, Isle of Wight records, page 27: Appraisal of Estate.).

Notes for William Collins:
Events in history:
1607: Jamestown is founded. It is the first permanent English settlement in America.
1609: Galileo, using the newly invented telescope, discovers Jupiter's moons. The first regularly published newspaper appears in Germany.
1611: The King James Version of the bible is completed. The new bible had been commissioned by British King James in 1604.
1616: William Shakespeare died.
1620: The Mayflower, a small merchant vessel, sails from England to New England with 102 dissenters aboard that were seeking religious freedom. They establish the first permanent colony settled by families in New England.

Notes about William:
1615: William was Christened in Maidstone, Kent Co., England. Source: LDS.
1635: William Collins, age 20, sailed for Virginia on the "Plain Joane", Richard Buckam, Master. He departed London on May 15, 1635. On the passenger list, there is another William Collins, age 34, who is believed to be his uncle. Source: List of Immigrants to America in the period 1600-1700 by Hotten, pp. 78-79.
     
Children of William Collins and Unknown are:
6
i.

John4 Collins, born Abt. 1642 in Isle of Wight Co., VA; died January 16, 1693 in Isle of Wight Co., VA.
7
ii.

William Collins, born Abt. 1647 in Isle of Wight Co., VA; died Bef. 1687 in Isle of Wight Co., VA.

Descendants of John Collins

Generation No. 4


      6. John4 Collins (William3, John2, John1) was born Abt. 1642 in Isle of Wight Co., VA, and died January 16, 1693 in Isle of Wight Co., VA (Source: Anst File#: S3JF-CC.). He married Eleanor Oliver Bef. 1665 in Isle of Wight Co., VA, daughter of John Oliver and Ellen Unknown. She was born July 2, 1648 in Isle of Wight Co., VA, and died Bef. December 10, 1694 in Isle of Wight Co., VA (Source: Anst File#: S3JF-45 & 1VTF-67.).

Notes for John Collins:
1665: John Collins, son of William of Maidstone, England, married Eleanor Oliver, daughter of John Oliver, as seen by court proceedings related to the will of John Oliver filed in Isle of Wight Co., VA. Sources: 1) Historical Southern Families by John Bennett Boddie, and 2) DeLoach of Isle of Wight and North and South Carolina.

Notes for Eleanor Oliver:
1652: Eleanor's father, John Oliver, was bound for England when he made his will on April 19, 1652, recorded June 16, 1655, and evidently never returned from England. He mentions wife Ellen and gave his son John and two daughters land at Blackwater (Book 2-79). Gov. Berkeley had granted John Oliver 300 acres on the Blackwater on July 2, 1650 (Book 17c-541). On January 5, 1666, John Collins who married Eleanor, daughter of John Oliver, and John Wakefield who married Mary, youngest daughter of John Oliver, deeded, with their wife's consent, this 300 acres to John Branch. Sources: 1) Historical Southern Families Volume II by John Bennett Boddie, and 2) DeLoach of Isle of Wight and North and South Carolina.
     
Children of John Collins and Eleanor Oliver are:
8
i.

John5 Collins, born Abt. 1666 in Isle of Wight Co., VA; died Abt. 1748 in King & Queen Co., VA.
9
ii.

Joseph Collins, Sr., born Abt. 1668 in Courtland, Isle of Wight Co., VA; died May 3, 1748 in King & Queen Co., VA.
10
iii.

William Collins, born Abt. 1670 in Isle of Wight Co., VA; died Aft. 1720 in Essex Co., VA.
11
iv.

Thomas Collins, Sr., born Abt. 1675 in Isle of Wight Co., VA; died Abt. 1748 in King & Queen Co., VA.

12
v.

Eleanor Collins, born Abt. 1678 in Isle of Wight Co., VA; died Abt. 1750 in Brunswick Co., VA (Source: LDS.). She married William Michael DeLoach Abt. 1700 in Isle of Wight Co., VA (Source: LDS.); born Abt. 1677 in Isle of Wight Co., VA; died Abt. 1746 in Brunswick Co., VA (Source: LDS.).


      7. William4 Collins (William3, John2, John1) was born Abt. 1647 in Isle of Wight Co., VA, and died Bef. 1687 in Isle of Wight Co., VA. He married Ann King Abt. 1665 in Isle Of Wight Co., VA. She was born Abt. 1651 in Isle Of Wight Co., VA, and died Abt. 1700 in Isle Of Wight Co., VA.

Notes for William Collins:
1665: William married Ann Wilds widow of Thomas Wilds in Isle of Wight Co.
1687: The administer of William's estate was Alexander Murray, who married William's widow, Ann King Wilds Collins.

Notes for Ann King:
Ann's probate record: Individual=John Collins, Location=Isle Of Wight, Record Type=Probate, Record ID=21213, Description=Son, Prove Date=Feb 10, 1700, Book Page=2-434. Remarks: Ann Murray, Age 49, Nuncupative, proven by Francis Parker and Robert King. Leg: son John Collins, daughter Ann Collins, daughter Martha Murray, daughter Mary Murray, last two named daughters to live with their uncle Robert King. Source: Probate Record extracted from microfilmed copies of the original Will Book.
     
Children of William Collins and Ann King are:

13
i.

John5 Collins, born Abt. 1667.

14
ii.

Ann Collins, born Abt. 1671.

Descendants of John Collins

Generation No. 5


      8. John5 Collins (John4, William3, John2, John1) was born Abt. 1666 in Isle of Wight Co., VA, and died Abt. 1748 in King & Queen Co., VA (Source: LDS.). He married Mary Wyatt Abt. 1688 in Orange Co., VA (Source: LDS.). She was born Abt. 1670 in Orange Co., VA (Source: LDS.).
     
Child of John Collins and Mary Wyatt is:

15
i.

Edmund6 Collins, born Aft. 1688 in King & Queen Co., VA.


      9. Joseph5 Collins, Sr. (John4, William3, John2, John1) was born Abt. 1668 in Courtland, Isle of Wight Co., VA, and died May 3, 1748 in King & Queen Co., VA (Source: Anst File#: R7SF-ZJ.). He married Catherine Robertson Abt. 1687 in King & Queen Co., VA, daughter of John Robertson and Ann Unknown. She was born Abt. 1670 in King & Queen Co., VA, and died May 3, 1728 in King & Queen Co., VA (Source: Anst File#: R7SG-0N.).

Notes for Joseph Collins, Sr.:
1718: Essex Co., VA, Deeds Vol. 16, pp. 51-54. December 26, 1718. A deed from William Hall to Thomas Johnson, both of King & Queen Co., for 200 acres in Essex County mentions Joseph Collins as owner of adjoining land. How Collins acquired his land in unknown. There is no deed to him of record in Essex Co. It is possible the deed was recorded in the General Court of the Colony or that, since the land was partly in King & Queen Co., it was recorded only in that county. Source: The Robertson Family by John F. Dorman, pp. 157-158.
1720: Joseph Collins was living in Essex Co., VA, in 1720. Source: Orange Co. VA Families, Vol. III by William Everett Brockman, 1965.
1724: Essex Co., VA, Joseph gave evidence for Nicholas Davis in a suit against John Pickett. Davis was ordered by the Court to pay Joseph for four days attendance. Source: The Robertson Family of Culpeper Co., VA by John Frederick Dorman, 1964, 158.
1728: Essex Co., VA, August 21, 1728. Judgment was granted against Joseph in favor of Thomas Waring, Sheriff of Essex Co., VA. Source: The Robertson Family of Culpeper Co., VA by John Frederick Dorman, 1964, 158.
1748: Fleet's abstracts of King & Queen Co., pages 39 & 176, have this official record: "ordered that summons be issued for William of Essex Co. and George Collins of King & Queen Co. to cause them to appear at the next court held for this county to declare whether or not they will execute the last Will and Testament of Joseph Collins, deceased, May 3, 1748". Source: Orange Co. VA Families, Vol. III by William Everett Brockman, 1965, p 32-33.

Notes for Catherine Robertson:
Joseph married Catherine Robertson, daughter of John Robertson, indicated by land transfers from Robinson (also spelled Robertson at times) to his grandchildren: Joseph Collins, William Collins, and Thomas Collins. Source: The Robertson Family of Culpeper Co., VA by John Frederick Dorman, 1964.
     
Children of Joseph Collins and Catherine Robertson are:
16
i.

Captain Joseph6 Collins, Jr., born Abt. 1688 in Isle of Wight Co., VA; died Abt. August 27, 1757 in St. George Parish, Spotsylvania Co., VA.
17
ii.

William Collins, born Abt. 1690 in King & Queen Co., VA; died Aft. 1751 in Essex Co., VA.

18
iii.

George Collins, born Abt. 1696 in King & Queen Co., VA; died Aft. 1748 in King & Queen Co., VA.


Notes for George Collins:
1748: King & Queen Co., VA. George is listed as a resident. Source: Orange Co. VA Families, Vol. III by William Everett Brockman, 1965.

19
iv.

Thomas Collins, Sr., born Abt. 1700 in King & Queen Co., VA; died June 3, 1751 in St. George Parish, Spotsylvania Co., VA.

20
v.

Mary Collins, born Abt. 1702 in King & Queen Co., VA.


      10. William5 Collins (John4, William3, John2, John1) was born Abt. 1670 in Isle of Wight Co., VA, and died Aft. 1720 in Essex Co., VA. He married Unknown Abt. 1690 in Essex Co., VA. She was born Abt. 1673.

Notes for William Collins:
1691: Isle of Wight Co., VA. William had 561 acres. Source: Orange Co. VA Families, Vol. IV by William Everett Brockman, 1965, p, 18.
1691: King & Queen Co., VA. Edward Lewis and John Lewis sold 352 acres to William Collins and Timothy Coniers on March 30, 1691.
1691: King & Queen Co., VA. William Collins and Timothy Coniers received a Colonial land grant on October 20, 1691 for 620 acres near George Dillard's plantation, where William is listed as merchant. Source: World Family Tree, Vol. 2, Tree 4332.
1718: William Collins was living in Essex Co., VA in 1718 and 1720.
     
Child of William Collins and Unknown is:
21
i.

James6 Collins, born Abt. 1692 in Isle of Wight Co., VA; died Abt. 1766 in Caroline Co., VA.


      11. Thomas5 Collins, Sr. (John4, William3, John2, John1) was born Abt. 1675 in Isle of Wight Co., VA, and died Abt. 1748 in King & Queen Co., VA. He married Unknown.

Notes for Thomas Collins, Sr.:
1747: Will written in King & Queen Co., VA on January 3, 1747, mentions father John, brothers John & Joseph & nephew Edmund, son of brother John. Source: Orange Co. VA Families, Vol. III by William Everett Brockman, 1965.
     
Child of Thomas Collins and Unknown is:

22
i.

Thomas6 Collins, Jr., born Abt. 1700 in King & Queen Co., VA; died in SC.



Descendants of John Collins

Generation No. 6


      16. Captain Joseph6 Collins, Jr. (Joseph5, John4, William3, John2, John1) was born Abt. 1688 in Isle of Wight Co., VA, and died Abt. August 27, 1757 in St. George Parish, Spotsylvania Co., VA (Source: Anst File#: 5GMX-KV.). He married Susanna Lewis Abt. 1709 in King & Queen Co., VA, daughter of Zachary Lewis and Mary Walker. She was born April 23, 1693 in Spotsylvania Co., VA, and died Aft. July 4, 1768 in St. George Parish, Spotsylvania Co., VA (Source: Anst File#: R7SG-36.).

Notes for Captain Joseph Collins, Jr.:
Events in history:
1752: Benjamin Franklin proved during a storm in June 1752, with his famous kite flight, that lighting and electricity is the same thing.
1752: The Gregorian Calendar became effective on September 14, 1752. The previous day was September 2, 1752. This change added 12 days to previous dates. It corrected the error in the calendar. In addition, the previous leap year rule was modified (that rule made any year that is divisible by 4 a leap year, except those years divisible by 100). Under the new calendar, the previous leap year rule would continue except that years divisible by 400 would now be leap years. In addition, the first day of the year was changed from March 25th to January 1st. Therefore, anyone born before March 25th had 1 year added to their birth date, and everyone had 12 days added.

Notes about Joseph:
1737: Essex Co., VA, May 16, 1737. Joseph Collins, planter, sold to Nicholas Pampline 200 acres in Essex & King & Queen Co. for £60 & 2000 lbs. tobacco. Wife Susanna didn't relinquish dower right till June 19, 1739.
1738: Essex Co., VA, January 17, 1738. Court ordered that Philip Gatewood pay Joseph 495 lbs tobacco for twice coming & returning 7 miles from Spotsylvania Co. & for attending 3 days as an evidence for him against Thomas Johnson in a suit for assault & battery.
1741: Spotsylvania Co., VA, April 14, 1741. John Robertson sold Joseph 400 acres in the forks of the Po River for £20.
1743: Spotsylvania Co., VA, December 6, 1743. Joseph produced Governor's commission and took the oath as lieutenant of horsetroops under Capt. Joseph Hawkins.
1745: John Robertson sold 254 acres in the fork and on the north side of the Po River on May 14, 1745 to Joseph Collins, grandson, for £15. Joseph operated a mill on this land and kept the road open by direction of county court.
1750: Spotsylvania Co., VA, November 6, 1750. Joseph was presented commission and took the oath as captain of a company of foot militia in Spotsylvania Co.
1754: Spotsylvania Co., VA, November 5, 1754. Joseph Collins gave 270 acres on both sides of Robertson River to John Collins for love & affection.
1756: Spotsylvania Co., VA, December 6, 1756. Joseph Collins and wife, Susanna, sold 275 acres to Aaron Quesenburey for £50.
1757: Spotsylvania Co., VA, August 27, 1757. The Last Will And Testament Of Joseph Collins: I, Joseph Collins, of the County of Spotsylvania ... do make this last will and testament ... I give and bequeath in the following manner. Item: I give unto my grand daughter Amy Collins one cow and calf and the sum of £5, to be paid unto her when she shall arrive at the age of 21 or on the day of her marriage. Item: I lend unto my beloved wife Susanna Collins my whole Estate both Real and Personal for and during the term of her widowhood, and after her marriage or death it is my will and desire that my Executors hereafter named do sell my whole Estate both real and personal, at public auction, and I do hereby give the money arising by the sale of my land to be equally divided between my four sons: James Collins, William Collins, Thomas Collins and Lewis Collins ... and out of the money arising by the sale of my other Estate, I give the sum of £10 to each of my daughters, Ann Wisdom, Mary Brockman, Susanna Gholson, Tabitha Gatewood, Drucilla Cook and Caty Glaze ... and if any thing remains after such legacys are paid, I give the same to be equally divided between my children: John Collins, James Collins, William Collins, Thomas Collins, Lewis Collins, Ann Wisdom, Mary Brockman, Susanna Gholson, Tabitha Gatewood, Drucilla Cook, and Caty Glaze. Item: I do hereby Ordain Constitute and Appoint my sons: John Collins Sr., James Collins, William Collins, Thomas Collins, and Lewis Collins executors of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all other Wills by me heretofore made and declaring this to be my Last Will and Testament. In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this 27th day of August, 1757. Sealed & Published In presence of James Brock. Signed: Joseph Collins (SEAL). Source: Spotsylvania Co. Records, Will Book B, pp. 329 & 343.
1757: Spotsylvania Co., VA, Tuesday, November 1, 1757. At a Court held in this county on this date the Will of Joseph Collins was established by John Collins Sr. and Thomas Collins, two of the executors therein named and was proved by the oaths of Robert Gains and Richard Long two of the Witnesses thereto ... it is ordered to be recorded. Test: Wm. Waller, County Clerk, Robert R. Gains and Richard Long. Source: Spotsylvania Co., VA, Will Book C, p. 329. At the time of Joseph's death, his son, James, was already in North Carolina.
1757: Spotsylvania Co., VA, November 1, 1757. John Collins Sr., Thomas Collins, John Collins Jr., and Edward Collins are held and firmly bound to ... the Court of Spotsylvania Co. in the sum of £1,000, to the payment whereof ... we bind ourselves ... jointly and severally ... The condition of the obligation is such that if the above bound John Collins Sr. and Thomas Collins, executors of Joseph Collins, deceased, do make or cause to be made, a true and perfect inventory of all and singular goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased ... do exhibit and tender ... into the County Court of Spotsylvania at such time as they shall be thereunto required ... according to law, and further do make a just and true account ... and deliver all the legacy's contained and specified in the said testament as far as the said goods, chattles and credits ... then this obligation to be void. Otherwise, to remain in full force and notice. Sealed and Delivered: John Collins Sr., Thomas Collins, John Collins Jr., and Edward Collins. Ack'd this their bond in said court to be their act and deed and is admitted to the record. (John Collins Sr. and Thomas Collins, his brother, gave bond as executors, with John's sons John Collins Jr. and Edward Collins acting as guarantors. They all would have been required to be of legal age, which was 21 at the time.)
1758: Spotsylvania Co., VA, March 8, 1758. At a Court continued and held ... the appraisement of the Estate of Joseph Collins, dec'd, is returned and admitted to the Record. Test. Wm. Waller, County Clerk.
1758: Spotsylvania Co., VA, March 9, 1758. At a Court held for ... James Collins, heir at law to Joseph Collins, dec'd, failing to appear and contest the validity of the testator's will and proclamation being made according to law, it is Ordered to be recorded. Test. Wm. Waller, County Clerk.
Sources for items not specifically sourced above: 1) Orange Co. VA Families, Vol. III by William Everett Brockman, 1965, and 2) The Robertson Family of Culpeper Co., VA by John Frederick Dorman, 1964.
In the present (2001), St. George Parish is in the city of Fredericksburg (no county). But, it is surrounded by Spotsylvania Co., VA.

Notes for Susanna Lewis:
Family legend speaks of a Lewis connection to George Washington. Genealogy is not an exact science, but this is what I have found: Fielding Lewis, Sr. was Susanna's 1st cousin once removed (Susanna was the 1st cousin of Fielding's father, John Lewis). Susanna's son John was Fielding's 2nd cousin. Fielding married George Washington's 1st cousin, Catherine Washington, on October 18, 1746 (OS). (George would have been 15 at the time.) After Catherine's death, Fielding married George Washington's baby sister, Elizabeth "Betty" Washington, on May 7, 1750 (OS). (George would have been 19 at the time.) Susanna's niece, Ann Lewis, daughter of Zachary Lewis Jr. (Susanna's brother), married George Wythe. George Wythe's signature is first among the Virginia signatures on the Declaration of Independence. Meriwether Lewis, commander of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, was Susanna's 1st cousin twice removed (Susanna was the 1st cousin of Meriwether's grandfather, Robert Lewis). Anne Fairfax was Susanna's 1st cousin. Anne inherited Mount Vernon in 1752. She leased it to George Washington until her death in 1761. George inherited it at that time. (See note under Mary Walker, Susanna's mother.)

1760: Spotsylvania Co., November 13, 1760. Deed Book E. William Collins, Thomas Collins, and Lewis Collins, sons of Joseph Collins, dec'd. to John Collins Sr. all right and interest of land by said William Collins, Thomas Collins, and Lewis Collins in estate of Joseph Collins after death or remarriage of his relict, Susanna Collins. Witness: Zachary Lewis, Jr., Zachary Lewis III, Lewis Collins, Waller Lewis, Elijah Garton, and George Perry.
1767: In Orange County, Order Book 7, p. 437, June 25, 1767. Susanna Collins v. Timothy Burgess, on petition, judgment that plaintiff to receive £27.7.2 with interest from May 1, 1764.
1768: Whereas by the will of my late husband, Joseph Collins, he lends to me during life or widowhood all estate both real and personal and after my marriage or decease to be disposed of as by the said will directed, etc. Having formerly given consent to sale of lands, etc. on June 3, 1765, I do hereby now give consent to sale of personal effects, etc., the money arising from such sale to be divided amongst all my children, etc. Signed: Susanna Collins, July 4, 1768. Witnesses: Richard Thomas, Reubin Daniel, Vivion Daniel, Thomas Merry. Source: Spotsylvania, Virginia County Records, page 262.
     
Children of Joseph Collins and Susanna Lewis are:
23
i.

John7 Collins, Sr., born Abt. 1710 in Essex or Spotsylvania Co., VA; died December 8, 1793 in Jefferson Co., TN.
24
ii.

Ann Collins, born Abt. 1711 in Spotsylvania Co., VA; died October 5, 1801 in Wilkes Co., NC.
25
iii.

Mary Collins, born Abt. 1714 in Spotsylvania Co., VA; died Abt. 1795.
26
iv.

Susanna Collins, born Abt. 1716 in Spotsylvania Co., VA; died WFT Est. 1758-1810 in Spotsylvania Co., VA.
27
v.

James Collins, Sr., born Abt. 1718 in Spotsylvania Co., VA; died WFT Est. 1760-1807 in North Carolina.
28
vi.

Joseph Collins III, born Abt. 1720 in Spotsylvania Co., VA; died Bef. 1757 in Spotsylvania Co., VA.
29
vii.

William Collins, born Abt. 1722 in Spotsylvania Co., VA; died 1792 in Camden, Kershaw Co., SC.
30
viii.

Tabitha Collins, born Abt. 1724 in Spotsylvania Co., VA; died WFT Est. 1782-1810 in Spotsylvania Co., VA.

31
ix.

Drucilla Collins, born Abt. 1726 in Spotsylvania Co., VA; died WFT Est. 1758-1810. She married William Cook; born Abt. 1724 in Spotsylvania Co., VA.


Notes for Drucilla Collins:
Drucilla married William Cook, son of Thomas Cook of Orange Co., VA. William was Susanna and Ann Cook's brother.

32
x.

Thomas Collins, born Abt. 1728 in Spotsylvania Co., VA; died Abt. 1777 in St. George Parish, Spotsylvania Co., VA.
33
xi.

Lewis Collins, Sr., born Abt. 1730 in Essex or Spotsylvania Co., VA; died Abt. 1784 in Granville Co., NC.
34
xii.

Catherine Collins, born Abt. 1732 in Spotsylvania Co., VA; died Abt. 1787 in Granville Co., NC.


      17. William6 Collins (Joseph5, John4, William3, John2, John1) was born Abt. 1690 in King & Queen Co., VA, and died Aft. 1751 in Essex Co., VA. He married Elizabeth Unknown.

Notes for William Collins:
1745: Spotsylvania Co., VA, May 14, 1745. Deed from John Robertson giving 200 acres to William Collins, his grandson. Later, William transferred this 200 acres from his grandfather to son-in-law James Haley & his wife Beliah. Source: 1) Orange Co. VA Families, Vol. III by William Everett Brockman, 1965, and 2) The Robertson Family of Culpeper Co., VA by John Frederick Dorman, 1964, p. 90.
1748: William resided in Southfarnham Parish, Essex Co., VA. Source: 1) Orange Co. VA Families, Vol. III by William Everett Brockman, 1965, and 2) The Robertson Family of Culpeper Co., VA by John Frederick Dorman, 1964, p. 95.
1751: Spotsylvania Co., VA, June 3, 1751, William was a witness to the will of Thomas Collins, his brother. Source: Orange Co. VA Families, Vol. III by William Everett Brockman, 1965.
1751: Essex Co., VA, October 1, 1751. Deed from William Collins and Elizabeth his wife, both of South Farnham Parish of Essex Co., to James Haley ... 200 acres in same parish for £10.10.0, part of the tract granted to John Robertson. Witnesses: Edward Collins, Lewis Collins, and John Collins. (Note: this was the same land that was given to William by his grandfather, John Robertson.) Source: The Robertson Family of Culpeper Co., VA by John Frederick Dorman, 1964, p. 95.
     
Child of William Collins and Elizabeth Unknown is:

35
i.

Beliah7 Collins. She married James Haley.


Notes for James Haley:
1749: Orange Co., VA. James deeded 126 acres to Samuel Brockman. Source: Orange Co. VA Families, Vol. III by William Everett Brockman, 1965.


      19. Thomas6 Collins, Sr. (Joseph5, John4, William3, John2, John1) was born Abt. 1700 in King & Queen Co., VA, and died June 3, 1751 in St. George Parish, Spotsylvania Co., VA. He married Elizabeth Barbee Abt. 1725, daughter of John Barbee and Ann Miller. She was born Abt. 1705 in Isle of Wight Co., VA, and died Aft. 1734.

Notes for Thomas Collins, Sr.:
1745: St. George Parish, Spotsylvania Co., VA, May 14, 1745. Deed from John Robertson selling 300 acres to Thomas Collins, grandson. Source: (1) Orange Co. VA Families, Vol. III by William Everett Brockman, 1965, and (2) The Robertson Family of Culpeper Co., VA by John Frederick Dorman, 1964, p. 90.
1751: Spotsylvania Co., VA. Will written June 3, 1751, names wife Elizabeth and sons: Joyce (under 21), Thomas, Jr. and Richard. Witnesses: brother, Joseph, Benjamin Glaze, William and John Collins, and Thomas Collins, Jr.
1752: Will proved on September 12, 1752.
     
Children of Thomas Collins and Elizabeth Barbee are:

36
i.

Thomas7 Collins, Jr., born Bef. 1731 in VA.

37
ii.

Richard Collins, born Bef. 1731 in VA.

38
iii.

Joyce Collins, born Abt. 1733 in VA.

39
iv.

William Collins, born Abt. 1734.


      21. James6 Collins (William5, John4, William3, John2, John1) was born Abt. 1692 in Isle of Wight Co., VA, and died Abt. 1766 in Caroline Co., VA. He married Unknown Abt. 1715. She was born Abt. 1697.
     
Child of James Collins and Unknown is:
40
i.

Joseph7 Collins, Sr., born Abt. 1719 in Halifax Co., VA.

Descendants of John Collins

Generation No. 7


      23. John7 Collins, Sr. (Joseph6, Joseph5, John4, William3, John2, John1) was born Abt. 1710 in Essex or Spotsylvania Co., VA, and died December 8, 1793 in Jefferson Co., TN (Source: Anst File#: S3JF-NW.). He married (1) Susanna Cook Abt. 1728 in St. Thomas Parish, Orange Co., VA, daughter of Thomas Cook and Mary Smith. She was born Abt. 1711 in Spotsylvania Co., VA, and died Bef. 1746. He married (2) Ann Cook 1746 in St. Thomas Parish, Orange Co., VA, daughter of Thomas Cook and Mary Smith. She was born Abt. 1716 in Spotsylvania Co., VA, and died Abt. 1803 in Jefferson Co., TN (Source: Anst File#: S3JF-P3 & 128M-6Q6.).

Notes for John Collins, Sr.:
Events in history:
1752: Benjamin Franklin proved during a storm in June 1752, with his famous kite flight, that lighting and electricity is the same thing.
1752: The Gregorian Calendar became effective on September 14, 1752. The previous day was September 2, 1752. This change added 12 days to previous dates. It corrected the error in the calendar. In addition, the previous leap year rule was modified (that rule made any year that is divisible by 4 a leap year, except those years divisible by 100). Under the new calendar, the previous leap year rule would continue except that years divisible by 400 would now be leap years. In addition, the first day of the year was changed from March 25th to January 1st. Therefore, anyone born before March 25th had 1 year added to their birth date, and everyone had 12 days added.
1754: The French and Indian War began in January. George Washington started the war when he was 22-years old by killing French near present day Pittsburgh, PA. Americans and British began fighting the French and Indians. The war in America ended in 1760, but started a World War in Europe in 1756 that lasted seven years. The Treaty of Paris was signed in 1763.
1773: American colonists, disguised as Indians, dumped shiploads of tea into the Boston harbour to protest taxation.
1775: The Revolutionary War begins.
1776: The Declaration of Independence was presented on the 4th of July.
1781: British surrender at Yorktown.
1783: The Revolutionary War formally ends when the peace treaty is signed.
1788: The United States Constitution was ratified.

1746: John married Ann Cook, sister of his first wife, Susanna Cook, and sister of William Cook. They were the children of Thomas Cook.
1750: Orange County, VA, Deed Book 11, pp. 193-195, Indenture: May 24, 1750, between John Collins of Orange Co., and Ann, his wife, and Thomas Mountague ... 100 acres part of patent granted to Thomas Cook May 1, 1728 of 1000 acres and by his giving to John Collins by deed of gift ... bounded ... Roger Bell's line ... recorded May 29, 1750.
1754: Spotsylvania Co., VA, November 5, 1754. Joseph Collins gave 270 acres on both sides of Robertson River to John Collins for love & affection. Source: The Robertson Family of Culpeper Co., VA by John Frederick Dorman, 1964, p. 90.
1757: John Collins was witness on a deed along with Edward Herndon, Jr., and John Herdon.
1758: John Collins to Richard Collins, 100 acres, Wit: Edward Herndon, Jr. and Joseph Herndon.
1759: James Collins of North Carolina, eldest son of Joseph Collins, dec'd, to Thomas Collins ... His interest in the estate of his father, Joseph. Witness: William Collins, John Collins and Ann Collins. Source: Spotsylvania County Records, Deed Book E.
1760: William Collins, Lewis Collins and Thomas Collins, sons of Joseph, dec'd to John Collins, all their rights, title, and interest in the estate of Joseph Collins, dec'd., after the death or remarriage of their mother, Susanna. Witness: Zachary Lewis, Sr., Zachary Lewis, Jr., John Collins, etc., November 13, 1760. Source: Spotsylvania Record Book E.
1761: Spotsylvania Co., VA, April 6, 1761. John Collins and Ann, his wife, sold the 270 acres given him by father, Joseph Collins. Source: The Robertson Family of Culpeper Co., VA by John Frederick Dorman, 1964, p. 95.
1761: John Collins and Ann, his wife, to John Martin, 275 acres. Wit: Edward Herndon, John Carter, H. Goodloe.
1765: Spotsylvania Co., VA, June 3, 1765. John Collins of Spotsylvania, planter, and Ann, his wife, to John Mitchell, William Scott and Hugh Lenox of Fredericksburg, Merchants, £90 curr. for 700 acres on branches of Po River in Spotsylvania County. Whereas, Joseph Collins, late of Spotsylvania County, Dec'd., by his will, dated August 7, 1757, among other things, loaned unto his wife, Susanna Collins, his whole estate, etc., during her widowhood, and after her marriage or death the executors of said Will were to dispose of the estate and the said Will directed the money arising from sale of land to be equally divided between his four sons, to wit: James, William, Thomas and Lewis Collins; and conveyed to John by his brothers. Witness: Joseph Jones, John Sanders, Wm. Gregory. Source: Spotsylvania Virginia County Records, Deed Book F, page 241.
1765: Spotsylvania Co., VA, June 3, 1765. John Collins and Ann, his wife, sold 123 acres below Gholson's Mill to William Gholson. Source: Ibid.
1776: Robert Chew to Elizabeth Mitcham. Lease. Witness: Nathan Hawkins, Thomas Bartlett, John Collins, John Schooler. (Harry Chew later certified to the Revolutionary War service of John Collins.)
1778: Orange Co. Deed Book 17, pp. 88-91: Indenture October 6, 1778 between John Butler and Ann, his wife ... 206 acres on branch called Laurence's Lick ... near line of John Collins and Edward Collins ... pp. 93-95: Indenture October 26, 1778 between John Butler and Ann, his wife, and John Collins, of Orange Co., 45 acres south side of Pleasant Run on Battail's line ... corner to John Conner. Witness: John Conner.
1781: Orange Co. Deed Book 18, pp. 31-33: Indenture September 6, 1781 between John Conner and Lucy, his wife, to Callender and Henderson of Spotsylvania Co., town of Fredericksburg ... 206 acres bounded branch called Laurence Lick; corner to John Collins, Edward Collins; Battail's; Merry's; Singleton, etc.
1785: Orange Co. Deed Book 18, pp. 433-435: Indenture November 19, 1785 between William Payne and Cate, his wife, of Orange Co., and Edward Collins of Spotsylvania ... sell 350 acres North Noles Road, Witness: Thomas Bell. At this point, John Collins and Ann Cook, his wife, appear to have moved to Augusta Co., VA, where they were joined briefly by other members of the family. (Note: Augusta Co., VA, was formed from Orange Co. in 1738-1745.)
1787: In Chalkey's Vol. II, p. 266, John Collins moved to the French Broad River, in the Territory South of the Ohio (Jefferson Co., TN) along with his family. Note: as stated in North Carolina Grants In The Territory Of Tennessee, 1778-1791, by Betty Cartwright and Lillian Gardiner on page 93, John Collins received his grant #586 for 274 acres on Pleasant Creek in 1787 (at that time, Tennessee was a part of North Carolina). In J.E. Norris' "History of the Lower Shenandoah Valley", p. 63, there is reference to John Collins, Sr. John and his wife, Ann, appeared to have had at least five sons: Henry, Edward, John, Richard, and Francis. All end up in Jefferson Co., TN. Later, Richard Collins moved to KY. (Note by Charles Richard Collins: Henry and Francis were grandsons of John Collins, Sr. They were sons of John Collins, Jr.)
1793: A town was "laid off" for the purpose of becoming the county seat of the new Jefferson County in Tennessee. John suggested the city be named Dandridge in honor of George Washington's wife, Martha Dandridge. Dandridge is about 40 miles due South of the Virginia state border and about 20 miles East of Knoxville.

Notes for Ann Cook:
1746: Orange Co., VA. John Collins married Ann Cook, daughter of Thomas Cook. Source: Andrea Files.
1746: Indenture dated August 28, 1746, between Thomas Cook of St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia and Ann Collins of same ... said Thomas Cook for tender love unto his daughter, Ann Collins, grants her 100 acres being in the fork of the Pamunkey River ... beginning at Roger Bell's ... Witness: Joseph Collins and William Cook. Source: Orange County, VA, Deed Book 10, pp. 329-330.
     
Children of John Collins and Susanna Cook are:
41
i.

John8 Collins, Jr., born Abt. 1729 in Orange Co., VA; died Abt. September 1797 in Jefferson Co., TN.
42
ii.

Edward Collins, born Abt. 1730 in VA; died August 1818 in Orange Co., VA.

43
iii.

Richard Collins, born Abt. 1733 in VA; died WFT Est. 1749-1829 in KY. He married Sarah Unknown.


Notes for Richard Collins:
Spotsylvania Co., VA, Records, p. 246: Richard Collins of Spotsylvania Co., VA, and Sarah, his wife, to Hugh Lenox & Co., of same county. £50 currency for 100 acres in Spotsylvania Co. No witnesses. October 7, 1765. Entered: September 2, 1765.


      24. Ann7 Collins (Joseph6, Joseph5, John4, William3, John2, John1) was born Abt. 1711 in Spotsylvania Co., VA, and died October 5, 1801 in Wilkes Co., NC (Source: Will probated in 1801 in Wilkes Co., NC.). She married John Wisdom Abt. 1728 in Orange Co., VA. He was born Abt. 1707 in Goucester or King & Queen Co., VA, and died September 1, 1759 in Orange Co., VA.

Notes for John Wisdom:
1758: Orange Co., VA, September 1, 1758. Will Book 2, pp. 332-33. Proved August 26, 1762. Left estate to wife, Ann, during widowhood and then directed its sale. Named sons John and Francis (latter then deceased) and referred to other children. Source: The Robertson Family of Culpeper Co., VA by John Frederick Dorman, 1964, p. 160.
     
Children of Ann Collins and John Wisdom are:

44
i.

Francis8 Wisdom, died Bet. September 1, 1758 - August 26, 1762.

45
ii.

John Wisdom.
46
iii.

Sarah Wisdom, born Abt. 1731.
47
iv.

Joseph Wisdom, born Abt. 1748 in Spotsylvania Co., VA; died Abt. 1775 in Pittsylvania Co., VA or Wilkes Co., NC.


      25. Mary7 Collins (Joseph6, Joseph5, John4, William3, John2, John1) was born Abt. 1714 in Spotsylvania Co., VA, and died Abt. 1795. She married (1) John Brockman Abt. 1733. He was born Abt. 1710, and died Abt. 1756 in Orange Co., VA. She married (2) Kelly Jennings Bef. 1758 in Orange Co., VA.

Notes for John Brockman:
1755: Orange Co., VA. Will dated August 8, 1755 and proved April 22, 1756 named his wife, Mary, (to whom he left 150 acres on which he lived), son Samuel (to whom he left 150 acres in Louisa County), minor sons John (to whom he left 100 acres), William (to whom he left 200 acres) and Joseph (who was to inherit the 150 acres after his mother's death), daughter Susanna Atkins, and minor daughters Sarah, Elizabeth, Hannah, Mary and Rachel Brockman, and the child with whom his wife was then enceinte. The inventory of the estate showed a total valuation of £96.8.8. Source: The Robertson Family of Culpeper Co., VA by John Frederick Dorman, 1964, p. 160.
     
Children of Mary Collins and John Brockman are:

48
i.

Samuel8 Brockman.

49
ii.

John Brockman.

50
iii.

William Brockman.

51
iv.

Joseph Brockman.

52
v.

Susanna Brockman. She married Unknown Atkins.

53
vi.

Sarah Brockman.

54
vii.

Elizabeth Brockman.

55
viii.

Hannah Brockman.

56
ix.

Mary Brockman.

57
x.

Rachel Brockman.

58
xi.

Unknown Brockman.


      26. Susanna7 Collins (Joseph6, Joseph5, John4, William3, John2, John1) was born Abt. 1716 in Spotsylvania Co., VA, and died WFT Est. 1758-1810 in Spotsylvania Co., VA. She married William Gholson, Sr. Abt. 1733, son of Anthony Gholson and Jane Hawkins. He was born Abt. 1707 in Spotsylvania Co., VA, and died Abt. 1795 in Spotsylvania Co., VA.

Notes for William Gholson, Sr.:
1728: Spotsylvania Co., VA, September 28, 1728. Anthony and William Gholson were jointly granted 1000 acres on Terry's Run. Source: The Robertson Family of Culpeper Co., VA by John Frederick Dorman, 1964, p. 96.
1749: Spotsylvania Co., VA, September 5, 1749. William sold his 500 acres to George Blakey. Source: Ibid.
     
Children of Susanna Collins and William Gholson are:

59
i.

Anthony8 Gholson, born Abt. 1734 in Spotsylvania or Orange Co., VA; died January 20, 1817 in KY. He married Elizabeth Unknown Abt. 1760.


Notes for Anthony Gholson:
Anthony, son of William Gholson, Sr. and Susanna Collins, was born in Spotsylvania Co., VA about 1734 (he was aged 79 in 1813). He was raised in the vincinty of Spotsylvania and Orange Co., and it is believed he may have served in the Indian Wars. Durning the time of the Revolution he was living in Augusta Co., VA (which had been previously part of Orange Co.), which was latter created from a division of Spotsylvania Co. He served as a private under Captian James Tate in the Augusta Co. Militia during the War. Anthony purchased 374 acres of land in Augusta Co. from James Cowan in 1778, and this property was sold by Anthony and Elizabeth, his wife, to Stephen Beck of Augusta Co. on September 14, 1779. As a result of military services rendered, Anthony recieved large grants of land in Jefferson Co., KY in 1780, and subsequently entered land in Fayette and Wayne Co, KY. On September 8, 1801, Anthony and Elizabeth his wife, sold to Daniel Stover, for the sum of $3,000, all of the tracts of property which was in their posession in Botetourt Co., VA, consisting of a total of 791 acres, which was called the "Big Spring Estate".


60
ii.

Lewis Gholson, born Abt. 1736 in Spotsylvania Co., VA; died Abt. 1799. He married Elizabeth Staley December 19, 1752.

61
iii.

Frederick Gholson, born Abt. 1738 in Spotsylvania Co., VA.

62
iv.

John Gholson, born Abt. 1740 in Spotsylvania Co., VA.

63
v.

Francis Gholson, born Abt. 1742 in Spotsylvania Co., VA; died in Hamilton Co., IL.

64
vi.

James Gholson, born Abt. 1745 in Spotsylvania Co., VA.

65
vii.

William Gholson, Jr., born Abt. 1751 in Spotsylvania Co., VA; died January 2, 1837 in Caldwell Co., KY. He married Mary Jarrell May 20, 1785 in Princeton, Caldwell Co., KY; born Abt. 1765.


      27. James7 Collins, Sr. (Joseph6, Joseph5, John4, William3, John2, John1) was born Abt. 1718 in Spotsylvania Co., VA, and died WFT Est. 1760-1807 in North Carolina. He married Elizabeth Catherine Wiley Abt. 1740. She was born Abt. 1723, and died WFT Est. 1732-1814.

Notes for James Collins, Sr.:
1753: Spotsylvania Co., VA. Constable on February 7, 1753. Source: The Robertson Family of Culpeper Co., VA by John Frederick Dorman, 1964, p. 95.
1757: James had moved to North Carolina prior to his father's death in 1757.
1759: North Carolina, January 8, 1759. James Collins conveyed to his brother, Thomas, his interest in his father's landed estate. Source: Ibid.
     
Children of James Collins and Elizabeth Wiley are:

66
i.

James8 Collins, Jr., born Abt. 1741.

67
ii.

William Collins, born Abt. 1743.

68
iii.

Catherine Collins, born Abt. 1745.


      28. Joseph7 Collins III (Joseph6, Joseph5, John4, William3, John2, John1) was born Abt. 1720 in Spotsylvania Co., VA, and died Bef. 1757 in Spotsylvania Co., VA. He married Unknown.
     
Child of Joseph Collins and Unknown is:

69
i.

Amy8 Collins.

Descendants of John Collins


      29. William7 Collins (Joseph6, Joseph5, John4, William3, John2, John1) was born Abt. 1722 in Spotsylvania Co., VA, and died 1792 in Camden, Kershaw Co., SC (Source: Will probated 2-29-1792.). He married Elizabeth Bashaw Abt. October 1755, daughter of Peter Bashaw and Mary Warner. She was born Abt. 1737, and died Abt. 1806 in Camden, Kershaw Co., SC.

Notes for William Collins:
1791: Kershaw District, SC. Will made July 10, 1791. It was recorded February 29, 1792 and gave his estate equally to his children. Eldest son, Reuben, and son-in-law, John Gayden, were named executors. Source: The Robertson Family of Culpeper Co., VA by John Frederick Dorman, 1964, p. 95.
     
Children of William Collins and Elizabeth Bashaw are:

70
i.

Catherine8 Collins, born Abt. 1756; died Bet. 1820 - 1830. She married John Gayden March 9, 1773 in Orange Co., VA (Source: RootsWeb.).

71
ii.

Reuben Collins, born 1758 (Source: Bible record.); died October 8, 1830 in Kershaw Co., SC. He married Monica Duren July 1, 1782 (Source: A Bicentinal History of Eleven Pioneer Families by Mary M. Beadles.).

72
iii.

Bashaw Collins, born Aft. 1758.

73
iv.

Elizabeth Collins, born Aft. 1758. She married Benjamin Graves September 13, 1796 in Orange Co., VA.

74
v.

Joseph Collins, born Aft. 1758; died Aft. 1776.


Notes for Joseph Collins:
1776: Joseph served in the Revolutionary War. Source: Colonial Caroline, A History of Caroline Co., VA by T.E. Campbell, 1954, p. 373.


75
vi.

Nancy Collins, born Aft. 1758.

76
vii.

Sarah Collins, born Aft. 1758.

77
viii.

William D. Collins, born Aft. 1758.

78
ix.

Thomas S. Collins, born Abt. 1779; died November 1823 in Marion Co., MS. He married (1) Unknown Robinson. He married (2) Anne Lassiter.


      30. Tabitha7 Collins (Joseph6, Joseph5, John4, William3, John2, John1) was born Abt. 1724 in Spotsylvania Co., VA, and died WFT Est. 1782-1810 in Spotsylvania Co., VA. She married (1) Henry Gatewood Bef. 1757. He was born WFT Est. 1689-1726, and died Abt. 1777 in Spotsylvania Co., VA. She married (2) John Holliday Aft. 1777. He was born WFT Est. 1689-1726, and died Abt. 1781 in Spotsylvania Co., VA.

Notes for Henry Gatewood:
1777: Spotsylvania Co., VA. Will written on January 28, 1777. See Spotsylvania Co. Will Book E, pp. 191-92. Source: The Robertson Family of Culpeper Co., VA by John Frederick Dorman, 1964, p. 160.
1777: Spotsylvania Co., VA. On September 18, 1777, Richard Gatewood gave bond as executor. Source: Ibid.
1777: Spotsylvania Co., VA, 1777. Inventory value of £1114.2.10 plus four slaves in Amherst Co., VA valued at £620. Source: Ibid.

Notes for John Holliday:
1781: Spotsylvania Co., VA. Will written on April 8, 1781. See Will Book E, pp. 425-6. Names wife Tabithy, sons William and Benjamin, daughters Lucy and Anna, brothers Joseph and Benjamin.
1782: Spotsylvania Co., VA, February 17, 1782. Inventory valuation of £194.6.2.
     
Children of Tabitha Collins and Henry Gatewood are:

79
i.

Dudley8 Gatewood.

80
ii.

Henry Gatewood.

81
iii.

William Gatewood.

82
iv.

Peter Gatewood.

83
v.

Larkin Gatewood.

84
vi.

Richard Gatewood.

85
vii.

Keziah Gatewood.

86
viii.

Dorothy Gatewood. She married Unknown Foster.


      32. Thomas7 Collins (Joseph6, Joseph5, John4, William3, John2, John1) was born Abt. 1728 in Spotsylvania Co., VA, and died Abt. 1777 in St. George Parish, Spotsylvania Co., VA. He married Susanna Wyatt Davis Bartlett Bef. June 4, 1754 in Spotsylvania Co., VA, daughter of William Bartlett and Unknown. She was born Abt. 1732, and died Aft. 1782.

Notes for Thomas Collins:
1759: North Carolina, January 8, 1759. James Collins conveyed to his brother, Thomas, his interest in his father's landed estate. Source: The Robertson Family of Culpeper Co., VA by John Frederick Dorman, 1964, p. 95.
1777: Spotsylvania Co., VA. Will is entered in Will Book E, pp. 198-99. Source: The Robertson Family of Culpeper Co., VA by John Frederick Dorman, 1964, pp. 159-160.
1777: Spotsylvania Co., VA, November 20, 1777. Susannah Collins gave bond as Administratrix of Thomas Collins with Henry Bartlett as security. Source: Ibid.
1782: Spotsylvania Co., VA, August 28, 1782. Inventory showed a valuation of £29.6.0 and it was annexed to the widow's account of administration. She was allotted her dower rights and Larkin Perry was allotted a child's part of the estate. Source: Ibid.

Notes for Susanna Wyatt Davis Bartlett:
1754: St. Geo. Par., Spotsylvania Co., VA, June 4, 1754. William Bartlett deeded his daughter, Susanna, wife of Thomas Collins, of said county, one-half of 336 acres between the Lewis River and Massaponax Creek in Spts. Co. Source: The Robertson Family of Culpeper Co., VA by John Frederick Dorman, 1964, p. 159.
1780: Spotsylvania Co., VA, February 17, 1780. Susanna Collins and her son, Bartlett Collins, sold the above 168 acres. Source: Ibid.
     
Children of Thomas Collins and Susanna Bartlett are:

87
i.

Bartlett8 Collins.

88
ii.

Wyatt Collins.


      33. Lewis7 Collins, Sr. (Joseph6, Joseph5, John4, William3, John2, John1) was born Abt. 1730 in Essex or Spotsylvania Co., VA, and died Abt. 1784 in Granville Co., NC. He married Elizabeth Davis Bef. 1752. She was born Abt. 1734, and died Abt. 1796 in Kershaw District, SC.

Notes for Lewis Collins, Sr.:
Will of Lewis Collins, Granville Co., NC, September 16, 1783: Item: lend to wife, Elizabeth, the Land & Plantation whereon I now live during her natural life ... with all of my stock and household furniture. She complying with my following bequests. Item: to my daughter Janis Gaden ... a feather bed & furniture, one horse & saddle, two cows and calves. Item: to my daughter Betsy Robinson in VA ... cattle bed & furniture, which things are already delivered. Item: to my son Edward Collins ... one mare & saddle already delivered, one bed & furniture, two cows & calves. Item: to my son Lewis Collins ... one horse and saddle, one bed and furniture, two cows & calves. Item: to my son Wiley Collins ... one horse and saddle, one bed & furniture, two cows & calves, and £15 for schooling dollars. Item: to my daughter Diannah Carter Collins ... one horse & saddle, one bed & furniture, two cows & calves, also a sealed skin trunk. Item. After the death of my wife, the estate lent her, I give to be divided among my five children: Janis Gaden, Edward, Lewis, Wiley & Diannah Carter, except my land which I leave to my first son, Edward. Item. I appoint my wife Elizabeth & my sons Edward and Lewis Collins Executrix & Executors of this my Last Will & Testament. Signed: Lewis Collins. Sometime after Lewis' death, his wife, Elizabeth Davis, moved to South Carolina.
     
Children of Lewis Collins and Elizabeth Davis are:

89
i.

Janice8 Collins, born Abt. 1752. She married Unknown Gaden.

90
ii.

Elizabeth Collins, born Abt. 1756. She married Unknown Robinson.

91
iii.

Edward Collins, born Abt. 1758.

92
iv.

Lewis Collins, Jr., born Abt. 1762.

93
v.

Wiley Collins, born Abt. 1767.

94
vi.

Diannah Carter Collins, born Abt. 1769.


      34. Catherine7 Collins (Joseph6, Joseph5, John4, William3, John2, John1) was born Abt. 1732 in Spotsylvania Co., VA, and died Abt. 1787 in Granville Co., NC. She married Benjamin Glaze Bef. 1756 in Orange Co., VA. He was born Abt. 1717 in Charles Co., MD, and died July 1782 in Granville Co., NC.

Notes for Catherine Collins:
Note: Most data on Catherine "Caty" Collins and her descendants
was supplied by Meredith Mitchell Clapper <meredith_clapper@hotmail.com>
P.O. Box 1468, Cullowhee, NC 28723. Meredith has a lot of source
material which I have not listed. Log on to her homepage. Her url is:
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=meredithclapper

Note about Catherine Collins:
1782: Granville Co., NC. According to the Tax Digest, Catherine owned 364 acres of land, four horses and 14 head of cattle in the Spew Marrow District. Source: The Robertson Family of Culpeper Co., VA by John Frederick Dorman, 1964, p. 96.

Notes for Benjamin Glaze:
1751: Spotsylvania Co., VA, June 3, 1751. Witness to will of Thomas Collins (uncle to his wife). Source: Orange Co. VA Families, Vol. III by William Everett Brockman, 1965.
1760: Granville, NC, December 2, 1760. Land Grant to Benjamin Glaze 455 acres of Thomas Hawkins' line on both sides of Grassy Creek. Source: Abstracts, Granville Co., NC, Gwynn, 468.
1771: Granville Co., NC, August 19, 1771. Benjamin purchased 8 acres on main fork of Grassy Creek from Jonathan Knight. Source: The Robertson Family of Culpeper Co., VA by John Frederick Dorman, 1964, p. 96.
1779: Granville Co., NC, October 30, 1779, Benjamin purchased 300 acres on King's Creek from Samuel Glaze. Source: Ibid.
1781: Granville, NC, December 9, 1781. Will of Benjamin Glaze. I, Benjamin Glaze ... do make and ordain this my last will and testament. To wit: I give to my sons, Samuel Glaze, John Glaze, and Thomas Glaze, and my daughters Sarah Bond and Catherine Childs one shilling each ... I lend to my wife, Catherine Glaze, my whole estate both real and personal during her life or widowhood. I give to my sons, Reuben Glaze, David Glaze & Lewis Glaze all my land to be equally divided between them, ... I give to my grandson, Jacob Glaze, one cow and calf. I give to my sons Reuben Glaze, David Glaze and Lewis Glaze and to my daughters Elizabeth Glaze and Margaret Glaze all my personal estate ... and last I do appoint my beloved wife, Catherine Glaze, and my son, Reuben Glaze, Executrix and Executor of this my last will & testament ... Benjamin (x) Glaze.
1787: Granville, NC, February 5, 1787. Benjamin's Will was duly proved by the oath of Memuran Hunt and Samuel Smith, esq. and ordered to be recorded. Catherine Glaze qualified as Executrix and Reuben Glaze as Executor to the said Will. Will Book 1, pages 345 & 346.
1789: Granville, NC, August 1789. Benjamin Glaze Will signed, sealed and published as his last will and testament in presence of M. Hunt and Samuel Smith.
     
Children of Catherine Collins and Benjamin Glaze are:

95
i.

Jonathan8 Glaze, born Abt. 1756; died Bef. December 1781.
96
ii.

Sarah Glaze, born Abt. 1757.
97
iii.

John Glaze, born Abt. 1758 in NC; died Abt. 1820 in SC.
98
iv.

Thomas Glaze, Sr., born Abt. 1759 in Spotsylvania Co., VA or Granville Co., NC; died February 13, 1805 in Lincoln Co., GA.
99
v.

Reuben Glaze, born Abt. 1760 in NC; died Bet. October 2, 1832 - November 10, 1834 in Oglethorpe Co., GA.
100
vi.

Samuel Glaze, born Abt. 1760 in NC.
101
vii.

Catherine Glaze, born Abt. 1763 in Granville Co., NC; died Abt. 1851 in Franklin Co., GA.
102
viii.

David Glaze, born February 5, 1769 in Granville Co., NC; died December 16, 1820 in Lincoln Co., GA.
103
ix.

Margaret Glaze, born Abt. 1770.

104
x.

Elizabeth Glaze, born Abt. 1772. She married Robert Frazier.
105
xi.

Lewis Glaze, born Abt. 1773 in Granville Co., NC; died March 14, 1854 in Limestone Co., AL.


      40. Joseph7 Collins, Sr. (James6, William5, John4, William3, John2, John1) was born Abt. 1719 in Halifax Co., VA. He married Lucy Marchbanks Abt. 1741. She was born Abt. 1724.
     
Children of Joseph Collins and Lucy Marchbanks are:

106
i.

Lucy8 Collins, born Abt. 1741. She married Dr. Nathaniel Abney.

107
ii.

Robert Collins, born Abt. 1742.
108
iii.

Stephen Collins, born July 30, 1743 in Amelia Co., VA; died August 6, 1825 in Estill Co., KY. Buried at Boone County Historical Cemetery.

109
iv.

Joel Collins, born Abt. 1746 in Amelia Co., VA.

110
v.

Joseph Collins, Jr., born Abt. 1748 in Amelia Co., VA.

111
vi.

Chloe Collins, born Abt. 1749 in Lunenburg Co., VA.

112
vii.

Tabitha Collins, born Abt. 1752 in Halifax Co., VA.

113
viii.

Judith Collins, born Abt. 1754 in Halifax Co., VA.

114
ix.

Josiah Collins, born May 2, 1757 in Halifax Co., VA; died April 8, 1846 in Bath Co., KY. He married Janette Bohannon December 26, 1791 in Woodford Co., KY; born Abt. 1770.


Notes for Josiah Collins:
Josiah's declaration for a Revolutionary War pension is on WFT 2, 1178 and is not listed here. However, Josiah's interview for the pension follows:
1st. Where and in what year were you born?
Answer: I was born in Halifax County, State of Virginia on May 2, 1757.
2nd. Have you any record of your age and if so where is it?
Answer: I have a record of my age which I made myself from my knowledge of my age as my parents told me.
3rd. Where were you living when called into service? Where have you lived since the Revolutionary War? And where do you live now?
Answer: I was on my way to Kentucky from Halifax County State of Virginia when I was called into service, on Church River. I enlisted. I have lived in Kentucky ever since the Revolutionary War and live at this time in Bath County, Kentucky where I have lived for many years.
4th. How were you called into service - were you drafted - did you volunteer, or were you a substitute, and if a substitute for whom?
Answer: I first enlisted for three months under Captain Dillard, and was a volunteer always when in service.
5th. State the names of some of the regular officers who were with the troops where you served; and such continental and militia regiments as you can recollect and the general circumstances.
Answer: I first enlisted under Captain Dillard, then under Captain Harrod at Harrodsburg, I knew Benjamin Logan, Col. Richard Caloway, Col. John Todd, Col. Levi Todd, Col. Daniel Boone, McCary, and many others. Capt. Holder, Col. Bowman, General George Rogers Clark, etc. The continental regiments were not known to me as they were not near me and the militia were such as I have described in my statement above. Some of the most general circumstances are, the battle of Chilicothe in 1779, the attack on Bryan's Station a few days before the battle of Blue Licks, the Battle of Blue Licks, the distruction of the Shawnneess towns on the Miami River etc. For further circumstances refer
to my statements.
6th. Did you receive a discharge from the service and if so by whom was it given, and what has become of it?
Answer: I received one discharge from James Mylie in 1779 who was an officer under Capt. Harrod, but I entered the service again soon after that. That discharge I have either lost or mislaid so that I can not find it, and I have recollection of receiving a discharge after I entered the service the second time, if I did I have lost that one also or mislaid it so that I can't get it.
7th. State the names of persons to whom you are known in your present neighborhood, and who can testify to your character for veracity and their belief of your service as a soldier of the revolution.
Answer. Col. James McElhenney, William Boyd, Thomas J. Goring, John Vice, Andrew Lyman etc. I do not know of any other persons by whom I can prove my services except the persons I have named. Josiah Collins. Source: WFT 2, 1178.

115
x.

Elisha Collins, born November 30, 1759 in Halifax Co., VA.

116
xi.

Jeremiah Collins, born Abt. 1760 in Halifax Co., VA.



No comments:

Post a Comment

Post a Comment