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Jacob Collins 1846-1925(new information)
Posted by: Rory Collins (ID *****4097) Date: February 21, 2013 at 22:56:21
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I have a bit of new information so I am making a new post in the hopes that someone may have unknowingly run across some information on these Collins.

I am looking for any information on my great great grandfather Jacob Collins from Missouri. His birth date seems to fluctuate from 1846-1853. His first child was born with his first wife, Mary “Polly” Collins in 1865 so his birth date was most likely the earlier year rather than the later.

Here is the information that I currently have and not in any particular order:

1910 Census
name: Jake Collins
birthplace: Missouri
relationship to head of household: Self
residence: Winona, Shannon, Missouri
marital status: Widowed
race : White
gender: Male
immigration year:
father's birthplace: Kentucky
mother's birthplace: Ohio
family number: 212
page number: 11

Household Gender Age Birthplace
self Jake Collins M 58y Missouri
brother William Collins M 55y Missouri
sister-in-law Catherine Collins F 42y Arkansas
niece Mary Collins F 9y Arkansas

I cannot pinpoint exactly who this William Collins is. There were so many William Collins born around the same time frame.

name: Jacob Collins
residence: , Randolph, Arkansas
estimated birth year: 1850
age: 70
birthplace: Missouri
relationship to head of household: Father
gender: Male
race: White
marital status: Widowed
father's birthplace:
mother's birthplace:
film number: 1820078
digital folder number: 4293678
image number: 00049
sheet number: 6
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self Aaran Collins M 39y Arkansas
fath Jacob Collins M 70y Missouri

name: Jacob Collins
estimated birth year: 1849
gender: Male
age in 1870: 21y
color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, indian): White
birthplace: Missouri
home in 1870: Missouri, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Jacob Collins M 21y Missouri
Mary Collins F 24y Missouri
William Collins M 4y Missouri
Vandaly Collins M 2m Missouri

He is in Richland Township, Texas Co., MO at the time. He is living next to Elizabeth Betsy Collins and Levi Collins in this census and he and Levi are almost the same age. The only thing that precludes me from connecting him directly to this group is that Polly Collins is most likely the daughter of Aaron Collins and Elizabeth Betsy Collins. However, there is a possibility that this Mary Polly Collins could've been from one of the other branches.

Williams' middle name is Henry and he is the father of Shelt Collins. He married his step-sister, Malinda Elizabeth Jones.

1880 Census: Arkansas, Fulton County, Myatt Township Dwelling 64
Collins, Jacob 34 Ind Ind Ind Farmer (Born ca. 1846)
Rachal 34 Ark Mo Ind
James W. 13 Ark Mo Ind
Eliza J. 11 Ark Mo Ind
Malindia 9 Ark Mo Ind
Nancy J. 6 Ark Mo Ind
Francis M. 2 Ark Mo Ind

James Wesley, Eliza J(Elijah/Lige), Malindia(Malinda Elizabeth/Lizzie) and Nancy J.(Nancy Ida) were all Jones. They were the children of James Madison Jones and Rachel Duty. James died and Jacob married Rachel in 1877 in Lawrence county, AR. Francis Marion is their son together and my great grandfather.

name: Polly Collins
residence: Richland, Douglas, Missouri
birthdate: 1845
birthplace: Missouri, United States
relationship to head: Self
spouse's name:
spouse's birthplace:
father's name:
father's birthplace: Indiana, United States
mother's name:
mother's birthplace: Indiana, United States
race or color (expanded): White
ethnicity (standardized): American
gender: Female
martial status: Widowed *
age (expanded): 35 years
occupation: Keeping House
nara film number: T9-0685
page: 532
page character: D
entry number: 2712
film number: 1254685
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self Polly Collins F 35 Missouri, United States
son William Collins M 14 Missouri, United States
dau Vandalia Collins F 10 Missouri, United States
dau Amerian E. Collins F 8 Missouri, United States
servant Luisa C. Mccarty F 19 Missouri, United States

Amerian(America/American/Ermirty) married William Aaron Denton.

*Jacob though, is still alive and living with Rachel.

1900 Census: Missouri, Shannon County, Winona Township
Collins, Jacob (Oct 1853, age 46) Mo Ind Ind
----Marion (son) (March 1878, age 22) Ark Mo Ark
----Aaron (son) (Nov. 1880, age 19) Ark Mo Ark
----Ellen (dgtr) (May 1882, age 17) Ark Mo Ark
----Sarah (dgtr) (April 1885, age 15) Ark Mo Ark

Ellen married Bob Moore and then married his son-in-law so she could take care of her grandchildren, Eugene Pemblum "Pem" Goodwin. On Pem's death certificate Ellen's first name is Cora.

Sarah married Bert Sylvester Dunn.

Polly Collins went on to have another daughter named Caldonia, who married Kary/Carrie/Cary Luton and died in Missouri. There is not a name for the father of Caldonia on the death certificate. She was born in 1882.

My grandmother said that Jacob and Polly also had a daughter named Arizona. Maybe Vandalia’s real name or middle name was Arizona, because after 1880 Vandalia/Vandaly disappears.

The original thought was that Jacob was the son of Harmon Collins(1807 Kentucky) however I have not seen Jacob in any census connected to anyone before 1870.

Also, in every census except for the 1910 census, Jacob lists both parents as being born in Indiana.

Jacob’s last location was in 1920(he died in 1925 according to his headstone) was in Jane’s Creek, Arkansas. He is buried in Flint Cemetery, Sharp, Arkansas along with my great grandfather, great aunts, great uncle and other known relatives. What is odd about this cemetery however is that the Collins buried here are all descendants of the Stephen Collins line, with the possible exception of mine.

It is also believed that Jacob may have been a middle name and not his first name. He may have been hiding on the census under a true first name.

My biggest questions at this point are:

1) Which group does Jacob come from? My aunt passed down information gathered from a reunion that he was Harmon Collins' son, but if he was,

2) Which son was he?

3) Why is he in a cemetery filled with Stephen's children and grandchildren and not in Douglas or Howell with Harmon's children and grandchildren?


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