States: Vermont: Addison
Collins, John F., Monkton, Monkton Ridge p. o., was born in 1856. He was a son of James and Abigail M. (Wentworth) Collins. She was born in Starksboro, Vt., and he was born in 1820. They were married in 1848. He died in November, 1876, leaving a family of nine children and a widow -- Delia, Celia, Guy, Martha, John F., Lemira (who was a teacher; died in 1884, aged twenty-four years), Harriet, Amanda, and Alson. James Collins was a son of Alson and Jerusha (Hardy) Collins, who were born and died in Monkton, Vt. Alson was a son of Daniel and Sarah (Smith) Collins. Daniel was born in 1772, and settled in Monkton, Vt., with his parents at a very early day; his parents being among the first settlers.
Collins, Lewis L., Monkton, Monkton Ridge p. o., was born in Monkton, Vt., in 1832. He represented his town in the Legislature in 1878 and 1879; has served as lister and selectman for three years; also has held the office of justice of the peace, and many other minor offices of the town. He is a general farmer, and was married in 1860 to Louise Nye, of Monkton, Vt. They have had one daughter born to them, Alma, who was married in 1881 to J. R. Dean. They have had one son born to them, Lewis J. Lewis L. was a son of Franklin and Caroline (Smith) Collins. Franklin died in 1871, aged sixty-five years, and his wife died on March 9, 1885, leaving a family of four children -- Loyd S., Lewis L., Jane A., and Ellen L.
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