Sunday, August 5, 2018

Thomas Collins: grandfather of Carter W. Collins of Blair's Mills, Morgan co Ky.

3.  Thomas2 Collins (???) was born Abt. 1780 in Wilkes Co., NC, and died March 15, 1846 in Knott Co., KY.  He married Nancy Williams Abt. 1800 in , NC.  She was born Abt. 1780 in , NC, and died in Letcher Co., KY.

Notes for Thomas Collins:
BIRTH: Based on the 1810 census, male 26-45, with 4 children under 10; if Thomas was 20 when married and had 4 children, figure about 2 years apart, a reasonable date of birth would be about 1780.
DEATH:  Wilson Collins made an affidavit on 9/21/1886, for Thomas Collins, Jr. wherein he stated his grandfather was deceased on 3/15/1846.  However, his daughter, Margaret, and her husband inherited 50 acres of land at his death and this is listed in 1844.
MARRIAGE:  name found in census records.

In a book on the Caudills of Wilkes County and Eastern Kentucky by Samuel E. Sebastian Sr., he states that James Caudill and Stephen migrated to eastern KY with the Adams, Crafts, Williamses, Hammonds, Collinses, Webbs, Holbrooks, and others, about the year 1803.  That the Caudills left part of their children in Wilkes Co.   Since we know that Thomas did not leave until about 1835, one might conclude that his father's brothers or other family members left and Thomas' side of the family stayed for whatever reasons they may have had.

{Thomas and Nancy moved with their adult children. All but the youngest, Thomas J, were married when they arrived in Perry now Letcher Co Ky.abt 1835.  Likewise, Carter (son of Briant) and Maryann did not leave Letcher co until their children were grown}

Children of Thomas and Nancy Williams Collins

Even though these many Collins families are listed below as living in the same counties, there has never been any proof as to how they may have been related. Only guess work.
Following Census are Wilkes County:

In 1796, 4th David, Valentine and Griffin Collins each have 1 poll, David has 100 acres; In 11th John Banks has 1 poll, in 13th Vardie, Merida and Lewis have 1 poll each, Verdie has 100 acres.

In 1797 11th Nathaniel Banks and John  each have 1 poll, Nathaniel has 100 acres; In 13th Vardy, Valentine and Aaron Collins have 1 poll each, Valentine has 50 acres.

None found in 1798.

In 1799, 13th Dist, Ambrose and Elisha Collins each have 1 poll, Elisha has 50 acres; 4th Dist. Capt. Johnson's, Lewis, Griffin and Aaron Collins have 1 poll each, Griffin has 50 acres.  Dist. 4, Thomas Collins, 70 acres, 1 poll.


Jan. 9, 1779, John Livingston enters 140 acres, headwaters Beaver Creek, joining Thomas Collins land and Thomas Collens line including his improvements., Wilkes Co.

In 1782, tax, list, John Dist., was Samuel Collins with 100 acres.

In 1784, Nat Banks, John Banks each 1 poll, Nat had 50 acres, John had 100 acres.  George and Ambrose Collins each had 1 poll.

In 1785, #10,  Nat. and Wm. Banks each had 1 poll and 50 acres.  In #4, Samuel and Ambrose Collins each had 1 poll and 0 acres.  George had 1 poll, 0 acres;

In 1786, Nall Dist, the following are listed:  George Collins, Ambrose Collins, Samuel Collins, all with 1 poll.  In #10, Browns Dist. William, Nat and John Banks, Jr. each have 1 poll, William and Nat. both have 50 acres.

In 1787 Ambrose, Samuel and George Collins were found with 1 poll. John, William and Nat. Banks found 1 poll, John and Wm. with 50 acres, Nat. with 100.

In 1788, Ambrose, Valentine, George, Martin, Martin Collins 1 poll. William, John and Nat Banks, 1 poll.  Wm. had 50 acres, Nat 150 acres.

In 1789, 4th Dist. Valentine, Samuel and Benjamin Collins have 1 poll each, Samuel has 100 acres.