John Collinsworth born 22 Feb 1786 Brunswick Co. Va. died 4 Sep 1834 Putnam Co. Ga.
He married in 1816 Mildred Louise Scarorough born 20 Jul
Burke Co. Ga. died 29 Nov 1873 Eatonton, Putnam, Ga.
Mary Elizabeth married Jeptha Bell 2 Jan 1834 Morgan Co.
Martha Lane born 26 Oct 1819 died aft 1860 married 7
Dec 183 Putnam Co. Ga. Robert Milton Carter
Susan C. born 1824 married 8 Jan 1846 Putnam Co. Ga.
William A. Leonard
Mandonia Mitchell born 23 May 1825 died 20 Aug 1853
Putnam married 21 Dec 1848 Putnam John T. Flanders
William Fletcher born 1826 married 25 May 1852 Putnam
Sophia born 1830 married 27 Jan 1852 Morgan Co. William
Thomas Miles born 1832 married 22 May 1855 Morgan Co.
He was a man of great firmness and strong individuality,
making no compromise with the world; a veritable Elijah,
on the sterness of his rebuke, noted for his plain
living and untiring industry."
pg 116 There was a Land by Judge Robert H. Jordan
1971 Available for purchase Chamber of
1835 Will Proved 18 Jun. wife Mildred . (he had only Bibles and Books to will)
GEORGIA GEN. MAG. #18 p 1201. He left 7 children.
Licenced to preach 1807 Charleston SC, he started preaching at 9 years old.
HISTORY OF METHODISM IN Al. & W. Florida by M E Lazenby
Biographical Ethings p 67-68 W.J. Scott
"The new school was named for John Collinsworth, a Methodist preacher who
was a close friend of Josiah Flournoy. The Rev. Collinsworth was honored in
1834 by Methodists in Talbot County who renamed "Menefee's Meeting House," in Red
Bone G.M.D. 876, Collinsworth Chapel, now Collinsworth United Methodist
Church (Collinsworth Rd., and many other churches etc. were named for him)
He was a circuit horse back riding fire and brimstone preacher.He headed the first leper colony in Georgia.
METHODIST PREACHERS IN GA 1783-1900 Edited by Harold Lawrence-
DEATH AND OBITUARY NOTICES FROM THE SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE 1867-1878
Issue of February 25, 1874
Mildred L. (Scarborough) Collinsworth, widow of the late Rev. John Collinsworth, died near Eatonton, Ga., Nov. 29th 1873, aged seventy-six years and four months. She was born in Burke county, Ga., July 20th 1797, and married in 1816. A. M. Wynn
Does anyone know more about the children? My line is Robert Milton Carter and MM Collinsworth.
Gerry Hill- Albany Ga-
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