Searching for biological parents of my gr gr gr grandfather. William H. Collins. Adopted in Marshall Co, TN in 1840 by George W. Collins with Henry Collins paying security. William was b. 1824 TN married twice, once to Sarah Finley. They migrated to Dunklin Co., MO by 1880's.
Can anyone help me with locating the parents of my William. Thank you.
Adoption record below:
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and contributed by: Dana Hill
MARSHALL COUNTY TENNESSEE COURT MINUTES-AUGUST 1840
August Term 1840.
State of Tennessee Marshall County. At a County Court begun and held at the Court house in the Town of Lewisburg the place appointed by law for holding the several Courts in said County on the first Monday in August the same being the 3rd day of the month A.D.
It appearing to the Court that William H. COLLINS is an orphan and minor and now resides in the county of Marshall who have no guardian Known to the Court and the said William H. COLLINS now apearing in open Court and being more than Fourteen years of age, selects and the Court hereby appoints George W. COLLINS Guardian for the said William W. COLLINS minor as aforesaid the said George W. COLLINS having entered into bond in the sum of two hundred dollars with Henry COLLINS his security for his Guardianship and the same is accepted by the Court.
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