Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Millenton Collins Research by Sean Wright
The earliest known Melungeon in Northeast Tennessee was Millington Collins, who executed a deed in Hawkins County in 1802.
Milliton Collins is thought to have been a Melungeon Indian. He is thought to descend from Thomas Collins, who was born in 1710 in Hanover Co., VA. Samuel Collins, born 1732 in Louisa Co., VA , and John Collins are thought to be Thomas's sons (Thomas, Samuel, and John Collins, mulattos, are shown on the 1755 Orange Co., NC Tax List). Either Samuel or John was probably Milliton's father. Lewis Collins, who was born in 1754 in Virginia, and Aaron Collins were probably Milliton's brothers. Lewis fought in the Revolutionary War and received a pension. Milliton named two of his sons Aaron and Lewis.