Descendants of Vardy Collins

Donated By Kevin Mullins

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1. VARDY1 COLLINS was born 1764 in Grayson Co., VA, and died Bef. 1860 in Hancock Co, TN. He married PEGGY GIBSON. She was born Abt. 1773 in NC, and died Aft. 1850 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for VARDY COLLINS:

Vardy has been called the "patriarch of the Melungeons", and has been speculated to have been one of the first settlers in the Newmans Ridge/Blackwater area. But a check of the records indicates that Vardy may not have arrived in Hawkins/Hancock Co until 1810. There were other Collins and Gibsons in S.W. VA and E. TN earlier than 1810, but I'm not sure whether they were in the Newmans Ridge/Blackwater area. He was in Wilkes Co, NC in 1790, according to the census. He was listed in the Ashe Co, NC census in 1800, and in Hawkins Co, TN in 1810. I read a reference that he was in the Wilkes Co, NC 1810 censu too, but I havent checked that out yet.

Some of Vardy's land dealings:

 

Land Entries: Wilkes Co., NC

 

#68: Apr. 9, 1787. William Morris enters 100 ac in Wilkes Co. in S side of "knew" R; border: at or near the upper end of the Flatt Shole and runs down said river; [Jacob May--lined out] transfers to Vardry Collins.

 

##912. Jan 2, 1795. Hillair Rousseau enters 640 ac on New River near Vardry Collins.

#1912. "1795" Vardy Collins enters 50 ac in Wilkes co on S side of S fork of New R; border: at my line above my improvement

 

 

Vardiman Collins land grants, State of NC:

10/3/1790

8/14/1793

 

 

Hawkins Co, TN records

 

 

1816 Vardemon Collins, Newman's Ridge land grant from Tennessee, on land certificate issued 11 November 1790 to John Wolf by North Carolina for meritorious service in the NC line. Register's Office, Rogersville, TN, Grant Book 2, p. 140 (Price 1966, 15 n85).

 

1816 Vardemon Collins, land grant under assignment of a certificate issued to Elisha Neilson in 1796. Register's Office, Rogersville, TN, Grant Book 2, p. 155 (Price 1966, 15, n86).

 

1816, 25 April. #3772. State of TN to Vardeman Collins. Humphrey O. Johnson line; Mourning Gibson's claim (Land Papers; Grohse Papers, Reel 2).

 

1821 Vardiman Collins security for $200 for Tyra Gibson, who was in Jonesville, Lee Co., VA jail for non-payment of debt (Grohse Papers, Reel 4).

 

 

Vardiman Collins land grants, State of Tennessee:

11/5/1811 - 4/25/1816, #3772

8/14/1813 - 11/25/1816, #4067

6/19/1826, #19,622

10/1/1832, #21,408

10/12/1832, #18,248

6/27/1837, #23,226

 

Vardiman Collins, Deeds, Hawkins Co., TN:

Hawkins Co., TN, Deed Book 11, p. 273. James Johnson to Vardeman Collins, Registered 27 May 1825. 25 February 1825. Each of Hawkins Co., TN. $400. 75 acres situated on Blackwater Creek, part of a 300-acre tract entered by said Johnson & Moses Humphreys, beg. at a white oak and hickory on Vardeman Collins' line at the foot of Newman ridge & with said line N30 & W19 poles to two sugar trees on the bank of blackwater Creek Collins' & Gibson's corner then the same course crossing sd creek 59 poles to a white oak and Sput of Powell's Mountain thence N59E148 poles to a maple and white oak on the bank of Steep Hollow, said mountain, thence S30E 78 poles to a Stake on the ...tent line of the north wide of Newmans ridge thence 59W148 poles to the beginning. Said Vardiman Collins ...

Hawkins Co., TN, Deed Book 4, p. 369, transferred from Book 12, p. 202. James Johnson to Vardy Collins. 26 May 1828, Registered 12 March 1830. $450, on Blackwater between mountain & Numans ridge, corner Jordan Gibson, 130 acres more or less ...

Hawkins Co., TN, Deed Book 15, p. 405. George R. Stubblefield to Vardy Collins, Registered 21 May 1836. 28 July 1835. George R. Stubblefield of Claibourne Co., TN to Vardy Collins of Hawkins Co., TN. $50.00. On the waters called Black Water on the north side of Newmans Ridge, beginning on Nichol's Large survey corner north side Black Water Creek on maple turning thence with said survey line to Charles Williams' corner 220 poles to two Hickories wouth 47west from thence south 28East crossing said creek to Buck and three white oaks north of newmans ridge from thence north sixty seven East to said Nichols line, with said line to place of beginning, 50 acres more or less. George R. Stubblefield. Wit: Isham X Bigs, Morgan Collins. Ack. by oaths of Morgan Collins & Alfred Collins.

Hawkins Co., TN, Deed Book 18, pp. 571-572. Jacob Delph to Vardy Collins. 6 December 1842, Registered 27 June 1843. $80.00, 35 acres on Newman's ..., NW part of the miner tract ... cond. line said Collins & Nathaniel Houp & Jacob Delph. Wit: Martin Collins, Morgan Collins, Tyra X Gipson.

 

Hawkins County Tennessee General Index to Deeds Volume 1. Conveyees: 1830 Collins, Vardy 4,369

1825 Collins, V 11,324

1836 Collins, V 15,405

1843 Collins, Vardie 18,100.

 

Vardy was mentioned in a journalist's account of a stay at the Inn that Vardy operated in the valley between Newmans Ridge and Powells Mt, in 1840;

 

Littell's Living Age - No.254-31 March, 1848

 

The Melungens

 

" The doctor was, as usual, my compagnon de voyage, and we stopped at

"Old Vardy's", the hostelrie of the vicinage. Old Vardy is the "chief

cook and bottle-washer" of the Melungens, and is really a very clever

fellow; but his hotel savors strongly of that peculiar perfume that one

may find in the sleeping-rooms of our negro servants, especially on a

close, warm, summer's evening."

 

 

The legend of how Vardy and Shepard Gibson came to Hawkins/Hancock Co was told in Will Allen Dromgoole's "Four Branches of Melungeon Tree" (1890's)

(refering to Shepard as "Buck") ;

 

"These two, Vardy Collins and Buck Gibson, were the head and source of the

Melungeons

in Tennessee. With the cunning of their Cherokee ancesters, they planned and

executed a

scheme by which they were enabled to set up for themselves in the almost

unbroken

Territory of North Carolina.

 

Old Buck, as he was called, was disguised by a wash of some dark description,

and taken

to Virginia by Vardy where he was sold as a slave. He was a magnificent

specimen of

physical strength, and brought a fine price, a wagon and mules, a lot of

goods, and three

hundred dollars in money being paid to old Vardy for his "likely nigger". Once

out of

Richmond, Vardy turned his mules shoes and stuck out for the wilderness of

North

Carolina, as previously planned. Buck lost little time ridding himself of his

negro disguise,

swore he was not the man bought of Collins , and followed in the wake of his

fellow thief

to the Territory. The porceeds of the sale were divided and each chose his

habitation; old

Vardy choosing Newmans Ridge, where he was soon joined by others of his

race, and so

the Melungeons became a part of the inhabitants of Tennessee."

 

Some researcher believe Vardy was the son of Samuel Collins, and grandson of Thomas Collins, and descended from the Saponi Indian tribe.

It's highly possible that Vardy and Peggy had other children besides the ones listed below.

 

 

 

More About VARDY COLLINS:

Burial: Hancock Co, TN

 

Notes for PEGGY GIBSON:

Peggy was called "Spanish Peggy" and was believed to be the sister of Shepherd Gibson. According to the Grohse papers, Peggy's family was believed to have once been involved in piracy.

Children of VARDY COLLINS and PEGGY GIBSON are:

2. i. LETITIA2 COLLINS, b. Abt. 1791.

3. ii. MORGAN COLLINS, b. Abt. 1798, NC.

4. iii. ALLEN COLLINS, b. Abt. 1802, TN.

5. iv. SIMEON COLLINS, b. Abt. 1803, TN; d. Abt. August 1836, Hawkins Co., KY.

6. v. ALFRED COLLINS, b. Abt. 1810.

7. vi. ETHIE COLLINS, b. Abt. 1810, TN.

8. vii. CLARKIA COLLINS, b. Abt. 1813.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. LETITIA2 COLLINS (VARDY1) was born Abt. 1791. She married TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, son of CHARLES WILLIAMS and REBECCA ?. He was born Bef. 1809.

 

Notes for TIMOTHY WILLIAMS:

Timothy's household was enumerated with 2 "fpc" on the 1830 Hawkins Co, TN Census. In 1850, he and "Margaret" (Peggy?) were living with John Burk. He was a witness to the will of Old Shepard Gibson.

 

Child of LETITIA COLLINS and TIMOTHY WILLIAMS is:

9. i. BRANHAM3 WILLIAMS, b. Bet. 1829 - 1833; d. Bet. 1909 - 1912, Hancock Co, TN.

 

 

3. MORGAN2 COLLINS (VARDY1) was born Abt. 1798 in NC. He married MINTA GIBSON Abt. 1840. She was born Abt. 1825 in NC.

 

Notes for MORGAN COLLINS:

Morgan was a witness on deeds of land sales that his father Vardy bought from George Stubblefield, and Jacob Delph. He was also a witness on the will of Simeon Collins.

 

Notes for MINTA GIBSON:

Minta's youngest children may not be with Morgan, as he would have been quite old at the time.

Children of MORGAN COLLINS and MINTA GIBSON are:

i. SIMEON3 COLLINS, b. Abt. 1843.

ii. WILLIAM COLLINS, b. Abt. 1848.

iii. LOTTA COLLINS, b. Abt. 1850.

iv. MARGARET COLLINS, b. Abt. 1851.

v. MARY COLLINS, b. Abt. 1856.

10. vi. MORGAN COLLINS, b. Abt. 1860.

 

 

4. ALLEN2 COLLINS (VARDY1) was born Abt. 1802 in TN. He married (1) RACHEL NICHOLS Bef. 1822. He married (2) RACHEL REED Bef. 1826. She was born Abt. 1805.

 

Notes for ALLEN COLLINS:

Allen was enumerated with 6 "free persons of color" in the 1830 Hawkins Co., TN Census. He was listed as a witness on the Will of Simeon Collins.

Child of ALLEN COLLINS and RACHEL NICHOLS is:

11. i. LOTTIE3 COLLINS, b. Abt. 1848, TN.

 

Children of ALLEN COLLINS and RACHEL REED are:

12. ii. ELBE3 COLLINS, b. January 1822, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1905, Floyd Co., KY.

13. iii. PASCAL COLLINS, b. Abt. 1826, Hancock Co, TN; d. October 11, 1884, Lee Co, VA.

14. iv. VARDY COLLINS, b. Abt. 1827, Hancock Co, TN; d. Bet. 1900 - 1910, Hancock Co, TN.

15. v. LAURA COLLINS, b. Bef. 1830.

16. vi. JAMES COLLINS, b. Abt. 1833, TN.

vii. JOSEPH COLLINS, b. Abt. 1835.

viii. WORDAN COLLINS, b. Abt. 1837; d. Bef. 1873; m. RITTA COLLINS; b. Abt. 1834.

17. ix. STEVE COLLINS, b. Abt. 1845, Hancock Co, TN; d. St. Charles, VA.

 

 

5. SIMEON2 COLLINS (VARDY1) was born Abt. 1803 in TN, and died Abt. August 1836 in Hawkins Co., KY. He married FRANKIE BUNCH, daughter of BEN BUNCH and MARY DOTSON. She was born Bet. 1796 - 1805 in VA or TN, and died Aft. 1880 in Hancock Co, TN?.

 

Notes for SIMEON COLLINS:

Simeon was listed as the head of household for 6 "fpc" (free persons of color) on the 1830 Hawkins (later Hancock) Co., TN census.

 

Excerpt from The Will Grohse Papers;

 

"Little is known of him. He sold some land to George Gibson (Putnam County, Indiana*), in 1836. A curious will, unwritten, but witnessed and testified to by Sandy Collins, Morgan Collins, Charlotty Collins, Millington Collins, and Allen Collins, is recorded in the Rogersville (TN) Courthouse in which on his dying bed, he bequeathed all his property to his wife, Frankie, to raise the children, etc. because she worked hard with him to get what property he had, etc. The will is not dated. Cpl. Simeon Collins, Co. A, 8th TN Cav (Union)".

I wonder if the last part is right because this Simeon would be around 60 yrs old during the Civil War.

 

 

* Written in pen, over the original typewriting.

 

 

WILL OF SIMEON COLLINS - Hawkins Co., TN

 

Page 110

No Date Proven Aug 1836

Simeon Collins being of sound and perfect mind & memory did make and publish this his last Will

& Testament in manner and form following. He desires and requests that his wife Frankey should

have and keep all his property, both real and personal for the purpose of keeping her children

together and to raise them on what he left as his wife Frankey had labored with him for all they

possessed which said Will and Testament was made while on his death bed and no opportunity of

committing his last will to writing as he was soon after taken dangerously ill and died somewhat

unexpected and appeared not to have had his mind engaged on the subject no more, which last

Will and Testament was declared in presence of the undersigned subscribing witnesses. N.B. He

the said Simeon further requested that all his just debts be paid and satisfied & the balance retained

for the purpose above stated.

Sardy x Collins{note: researchers beleive this to be Vardy Collins}, Morgan x Collins,

Charlotty x Collins, Millenton Collins, Allen Collins (his mark)

 

note: some of the children listed as Simeon's were born AFTER he supposedly died.

 

 

Notes for FRANKIE BUNCH:

Frankie evidently had more children after Simeon died ca 1836, unless some of the children listed in her household in the censuses were grandchildren.

She's listed as head of household in the 1840 Hawkins (later Hancock) Co census. Not sure about 1850 census.

In 1860, she was listed in Hancock Co;

 

#652/625 Frances Collins, 55, f, afflicted, $1200, TN

Gilford, 28, m, farming

Sally, 19, f, house labour

Syntha, 17, f, TN

William, 15, m, farm hand, TN

Joseph, 2, m, TN

she was living next to her son, Howard, and his wife Jane (Mullins).

 

In 1870, she was living with her son McKinley and his family (listed as "white");

 

#36/36 Collins, Kinley, 43 m W farmer 255/130, TN

Nancy 31 f W kp hse VA

Cynthia 8 f W TN

Francis 61 f W kp hse 522/100

 

In 1880, she was listed as living next to the household of Joseph Collins, who may have been her grandson, as he was too young to be her child (he was listed in her household in 1860);

 

#213/216 Collins, Frances xW f 84 kp hse VA NC NC

 

#214/217 Collins, Joseph xW m 20 farmer TN TN TN

Chaney xW f 18 kp hse TN TN TN

Louella xW f 5/12 Jan TN TN TN

 

Next door to Joseph's house was Howard Collins, Frankie's son.

 

 

 

More About FRANKIE BUNCH:

Cause of Death: old age

Children of SIMEON COLLINS and FRANKIE BUNCH are:

i. POP3 COLLINS.

 

Notes for POP COLLINS:

Is this the same Pop Collins who moved to Union Co., TN?

 

18. ii. MARGARET COLLINS, b. Abt. 1830, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1909, Hancock Co, TN.

iii. GUILFORD COLLINS, b. Abt. 1831.

19. iv. SARAH COLLINS, b. June 12, 1832, Hancock Co, TN?; d. March 14, 1920, Hancock Co, TN.

v. WILLIAM COLLINS, b. Abt. 1834; d. Bef. 1865.

 

Notes for WILLIAM COLLINS:

William was a soldier in the Civil War (Cos. G&F, 8th TN Cav). He died during the war.

 

 

20. vi. HOWARD COLLINS, b. Abt. 1836, Hancock Co, TN; d. February 17, 1906, Hancock Co, TN.

21. vii. MCKINLEY COLLINS, b. Bef. 1827, Hancock Co, TN.

viii. RICHARD COLLINS, b. Abt. 1842.

 

Notes for RICHARD COLLINS:

Died in the Civil War, Co. D, 8th TN Cav (Union). May not be Simeon's birth son.

 

 

22. ix. CYNTHIA COLLINS, b. Abt. 1844, Hancock Co, TN; d. July 09, 1930.

 

 

6. ALFRED2 COLLINS (VARDY1) was born Abt. 1810. He met (1) KATE COLLINS. He married (2) ELIZABETH MULLINS Abt. 1831, daughter of JAMES MULLINS and CLARA MARTIN. She was born Abt. 1811 in TN.

 

Notes for ALFRED COLLINS:

Alfred was a blacksmith. He was also "a builder of good chimneys", according to the Will Grohse Papers.

 

Child of ALFRED COLLINS and KATE COLLINS is:

23. i. JIM KATE3 COLLINS, d. Aft. 1933.

 

Children of ALFRED COLLINS and ELIZABETH MULLINS are:

24. ii. ARMISTEAD3 COLLINS, b. Bet. 1825 - 1832, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1904, Hancock Co, TN.

25. iii. BARB COLLINS, b. Abt. 1829, Hancock Co, TN.

26. iv. PRESH COLLINS, b. Abt. 1835, Hancock Co, TN; d. January 10, 1915, Hancock Co, TN.

v. CATHERINE COLLINS, b. Abt. 1836.

27. vi. ELIZA COLLINS, b. Abt. 1840.

28. vii. ELCANA COLLINS, b. Abt. 1842, Hancock Co, TN.

29. viii. DUNCAN COLLINS, b. Abt. 1844, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1910, Luttrell, Knox Co., TN.

30. ix. BATY COLLINS, b. Abt. 1845, Hancock Co, TN; d. December 23, 1914.

x. MATILDA COLLINS, b. Abt. 1846.

31. xi. FLOYD COLLINS, b. Abt. 1848, Hancock Co, TN; d. July 21, 1879, Hancock Co, TN.

xii. LORINDA COLLINS, b. Abt. 1850.

32. xiii. JERRY COLLINS, b. Abt. 1852, Hancock Co, TN.

 

 

7. ETHIE2 COLLINS (VARDY1) was born Abt. 1810 in TN. She married ALEXANDER GOINS Bef. 1833 in Hawkins Co, TN?. He was born 1815 in North Carolina, and died Bef. 1870.

 

Notes for ALEXANDER GOINS:

Listed on 1835 and 1836 Hawkins Co., TN Tax Lists.

 

Listed as Head of Household in 1840 Hawkins Co, TN Census.

 

Listed in 1850 Hancock Co, TN Census;

#123/123Alexandria Gowins, 35, m, --, farmer, $300, NC

Effa, 40, f, TN

John, 17, m, TN

Alfread, 15, m, TN

 

 

Listed in 1860 Hancock Co, TN Census:

 

#90/80Alexander Goens, 55, m, farming, $500/80, NC

Elley, 51, f, housework, TN

Melvina Yong, 10, f, VA

 

Listed as "White" in above records. Alexander may have died before 187 0 as Ethie was listed alone in the 1870 Hancock Co, TN Census, where s he was listed as "Mulatto".

 

It is doubtful that this is the same Alexander Goins who was murdered in Southwest Virginia, the subject of the song "Poor Goins", as the murder happened about 1844. The records listed above rule this out.

 

Marriage Notes for ETHIE COLLINS and ALEXANDER GOINS:

Ethie was listed as 'Mulatto" in the 1870 Hancock Co Census, when sh e was living alone next to her son John's family, who was listed as "w hite". In 1880, she was living with John's family and was listed as "w hite". In all other censuses, she was listed as "white".

She was listed as being born in TN in all censuses. If she was born after 1810, this would be correct as Vardy Collins moved to Newmans R idge from North Carolina about 1810.

Children of ETHIE COLLINS and ALEXANDER GOINS are:

33. i. JOHN3 GOINS, b. Abt. 1833.

34. ii. ALFRED GOINS, b. Abt. 1835, TN; d. September 04, 1907, Hancock Co, TN.

 

 

8. CLARKIA2 COLLINS (VARDY1) was born Abt. 1813. She married ISOM BIGGS.

 

Notes for CLARKIA COLLINS:

Clarkia had "dropsy" in her later years.

 

Notes for ISOM BIGGS:

Biggs descendant Becky Nelson, of Knoxville, TN, describes Isom/Isham as being "quite a wealthy man, he was a farmer and harness maker". After the Civil War, Isom's family (except Polly and Wilson) moved north, first to Louisa, KY, then to Lawrence Co, OH, where Isom went blind in his old age. Isom and Clarkia are buried in Getaway, OH.

 

Children of CLARKIA COLLINS and ISOM BIGGS are:

i. POLLY3 BIGGS, b. Abt. 1832.

35. ii. WILSON BIGGS, b. Abt. 1834, Hancock Co, TN; d. July 09, 1863, Nashville, TN.

36. iii. WILLOUGHBY BIGGS, b. July 24, 1836, Hancock Co, TN; d. November 11, 1876, Lawrence Co., OH.

iv. TERESA BIGGS, b. August 21, 1838.

v. TABITHA BIGGS, b. Abt. 1844.

vi. SARAH BIGGS, b. September 1846.

vii. ETHA BIGGS, b. Abt. 1848.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

9. BRANHAM3 WILLIAMS (LETITIA2 COLLINS, VARDY1) was born Bet. 1829 - 1833, and died Bet. 1909 - 1912 in Hancock Co, TN. He married ELIZA COLLINS Bef. 1869 in Hancock Co, TN?, daughter of ALFRED COLLINS and ELIZABETH MULLINS. She was born Abt. 1840.

 

Notes for BRANHAM WILLIAMS:

Branham was living with his grandparents, Old Vardy and Peggy Collins, on the 1850 Hancock Co Census.

 

Children of BRANHAM WILLIAMS and ELIZA COLLINS are:

i. TIMOTHY4 WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1859, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1908, Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for TIMOTHY WILLIAMS:

Timothy was crippled.

 

ii. JAMES FLOYD WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1861; d. 1931, Hancock Co, TN; m. ANN JAMES.

 

Notes for JAMES FLOYD WILLIAMS:

From the Will Grohse Papers; "Jimmie was a Baptist Minister and married several families in the county. His marriage services were brief and to the point. He would usually say out loud 'I now pronounce you man and wife, kiss the bride'..."

 

iii. CHARLES B. WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1864.

iv. VESTA WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1867; m. DALTON COLLINS; b. Abt. 1877, Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for DALTON COLLINS:

Dalton was described in the Will Grohse Papers; "He was a large man, red faced. He suffered from gout in his later years." His wife, Vesta, was his 1st cousin.

 

 

 

v. SHALLY JONES WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1872.

vi. RUTH WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1875.

vii. WINNIE WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1877.

 

 

10. MORGAN3 COLLINS (MORGAN2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1860. He married ELIZABETH BUNCH September 09, 1880 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Marriage Notes for MORGAN COLLINS and ELIZABETH BUNCH:

There are 2 dates for Morgan and Elizabeth in the Rev. Taylor marriage lists;

 

Morgan Collins

Elizabeth Bunch

N. Alder, JP

9/7/1870

 

 

Morgan Collins

Elizabeth Bunch

9/9/1880

 

Child of MORGAN COLLINS and ELIZABETH BUNCH is:

37. i. CORA4 COLLINS, b. Aft. 1880.

 

 

11. LOTTIE3 COLLINS (ALLEN2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1848 in TN. She married JERRY COLLINS Bef. 1871, son of ALFRED COLLINS and ELIZABETH MULLINS. He was born Abt. 1852 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for JERRY COLLINS:

Jerry and Lottie were both labeled as "Mulatto" on the 1870 Hancock Co., TN Census.

Children of LOTTIE COLLINS and JERRY COLLINS are:

i. RACHEL4 COLLINS, b. July 17, 1871.

ii. REBECCA COLLINS, b. Abt. 1873.

iii. PETER COLLINS, b. Abt. 1875.

iv. LOUISA COLLINS, b. Abt. 1877.

v. FLOYD COLLINS, b. Abt. 1880.

 

 

12. ELBE3 COLLINS (ALLEN2, VARDY1) was born January 1822 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 1905 in Floyd Co., KY. He married (1) NANCY GIBSON. She was born 1825 in VA. He married (2) KATE GIBSON Bef. 1857. She was born 1822 in VA. He married (3) JENNIE HAMILTON Aft. 1869 in KY?. He married (4) BETSY WALLEN Bef. 1877. She was born 1828 in NC.

Children of ELBE COLLINS and NANCY GIBSON are:

i. MARSHALL4 COLLINS, b. 1847, TN.

ii. ELIZABETH COLLINS, b. 1848, TN.

iii. ABRAHAM COLLINS, b. 1849, TN.

iv. WILLIAM COLLINS, b. 1850.

v. ISAAC COLLINS, b. 1853.

 

Children of ELBE COLLINS and KATE GIBSON are:

vi. WORDEN4 COLLINS, b. 1857.

vii. MARTIN COLLINS, b. 1859.

viii. AMANDA COLLINS, b. 1863.

38. ix. JAMES COLLINS, b. 1864, KY.

x. ELVIRA COLLINS, b. 1869.

 

Child of ELBE COLLINS and BETSY WALLEN is:

xi. CORA BELLE4 COLLINS, b. 1877, TN?.

 

 

13. PASCAL3 COLLINS (ALLEN2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1826 in Hancock Co, TN, and died October 11, 1884 in Lee Co, VA. He married DARK GIBSON.

Child of PASCAL COLLINS and DARK GIBSON is:

39. i. HILLERY4 COLLINS, b. Abt. 1857, TN.

 

 

14. VARDY3 COLLINS (ALLEN2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1827 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Bet. 1900 - 1910 in Hancock Co, TN. He married ELIZABETH MAXIE Aft. 1840, daughter of JOHN MAXIE and MILLIE WILBURN. She was born Abt. 1829.

 

Notes for VARDY COLLINS:

Varda served in the Civil War in Co. E., 2nd TN Inf, for 3 yrs, and 3 months. He was Justice of the Peace from 1866 - 1872. He and Bettie were Baptists. There has been some confusion over whether Varda was Allen's son, or Old Vardy's son. Some think Old Vardy, but I believe it was Allen who was Vardy's son. The censuses are confusing on this, because Varda's age fluctuated with every enumeration;

 

1850 Hancock Census

#372/372 Varda Collins, 23, m, farmer, TN

Elizabeth, 21, TN

Larkin, 2, TN

*Vardy lived right next door to Allen Collins, who I believe is really

his father. Allen was over 20 years older than Vardy, too.

 

1860 Hancock Census

#654/627 Vardy Collins, 37, m, farming, $50, TN

Elisabeth, 28, f, household, TN

Larkin, 13, m, TN

Darthula, 6, f, TN

Erwin, 5, m, TN

Claibourne, 3, m, TN

Martha, 5/12, f, TN

*He seems to have aged 14 years in only 10 years! I believed he lived

near Allen at this time, too.

 

1870 Hancock Census

#30/30 Collins, Vardy, 49 m W farmer $500, TN

Elizabeth, 46, f, W, VA

Ervine, 14, m, W, at home, TN

Claiborn, 12

Martha, 10

Louisiana, 8

Gusta, 4, f, TN

*Aged 12 years in 10 this time.

 

1880 Hancock Census

#21/21 Collins, Varda, w m 53 TN TN TN

Elizabeth, 52, wife

Augusta, 9, dau

Emlie, 4, dau

*only aged 3 years!

 

 

 

 

Notes for ELIZABETH MAXIE:

Bettie was living with her son-in-law, Branham Collins when she died.

 

Children of VARDY COLLINS and ELIZABETH MAXIE are:

40. i. LARKIN4 COLLINS, b. Bet. 1842 - 1846, Hancock Co, TN; d. Aft. 1921, Cumberland Gap, Claiborne Co., TN.

41. ii. DARTHULA COLLINS, b. Abt. 1855, Hancock Co, TN; d. Bet. 1900 - 1910.

iii. ERVIN COLLINS, b. Abt. 1856; m. (1) JEANIE COLLINS; d. Bef. 1900; m. (2) LIZZIE BELL, December 16, 1901, Lee Co., VA; b. Abt. 1875.

 

Notes for ERVIN COLLINS:

Ervin did not have children with Jeanie Collins, his 1st wife. After she died, he married Lizzie Bell and had at least two children, whose names I don't know, one was a girl who died when she was nearly grown; the other, a son who was in the Army in the 1920's.

 

 

Notes for JEANIE COLLINS:

Jeanie was described in the Grohse Papers as "...a good woman, member of Prospect Point Baptist Church on Newman's Ridge, inclined to shout in meetings".

 

 

 

iv. CLAYBURN COLLINS, b. Abt. 1857, Hancock Co, TN; d. CA?.

 

Notes for CLAYBURN COLLINS:

Moved to California and married a woman there. He was described in the Grohse Papers as "A fairly large, medium tall man".

 

 

42. v. MARTHA COLLINS, b. Abt. 1860, Hancock Co, TN; d. Bef. 1921, Hancock Co, TN.

vi. LUSANNA COLLINS, b. Abt. 1861, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1940, Hancock Co, TN; m. BRANHAM COLLINS; b. Abt. 1854, Hancock Co, TN; d. Aft. 1932, Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for LUSANNA COLLINS:

Married her brother-in-law, Branham Collins, after her sister Martha died. According to the Grohse Papers, "She died old and broken down woman ca 1940".

 

Notes for BRANHAM COLLINS:

Lived near the Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, but then moved over to Blackwater Creek in VA(?). After the death of his 1st wife, Martha, he married her sister, Lusanna, but had no children with her. He got sick and died ca. 1932. His mother-in-law was living at his house at the time, and they both died within months of each other.

 

 

43. vii. AUGUSTA COLLINS, b. Abt. 1871, Hancock Co, TN; d. Aft. 1921, Duffield, VA.

viii. EMILY COLLINS, b. Abt. 1876, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1959, Isom, Letcher Co., KY?; m. FINLEY COLLINS; b. Abt. 1876; d. 1949, Isom, Letcher Co., KY.

 

More About EMILY COLLINS:

Burial: Cintha Collins Cem., Isom, Letcher Co., KY

 

More About FINLEY COLLINS:

Burial: Cintha Collins Cem., Isom, Letcher Co., KY

 

 

15. LAURA3 COLLINS (ALLEN2, VARDY1) was born Bef. 1830. She married SOLOMON SEXTON Bef. 1850 in Hancock Co, TN. He was born Abt. 1803 in VA.

 

Notes for SOLOMON SEXTON:

Apparently Solomon was married to Susan Moore before he married Laura Collins. Susan died before 1850. According to the Grohse Papers, Sol came from VA, and stopped by the home of Allen Collins for dinner. Allen asked him what brought him to TN, he replied "Purposely to hunt me a wife". That same day, he ran off with Allen's daughter, Laura. They lived on Newmans Ridge. Sol supposedly lived to be a very old age, and was described as "tall, straight, and still strong" when he was 104 years old!

 

Children of LAURA COLLINS and SOLOMON SEXTON are:

i. DELPHA4 SEXTON, b. Abt. 1849, Hancock Co, TN; m. NELSON COLLINS, March 25, 1875, Hancock Co, TN; b. Abt. 1835, TN.

 

Notes for DELPHA SEXTON:

I'm not sure whether Delpha was Sol's daughter with Susan Moore, or with Laura Collins. She was probably Laura's daughter, as Laura was living in the household of Delphy and her husband Nelson Collins in 1880 and listed as "mother'.

 

1880 Hancock Co TN Census

 

#37/41 Collins, Nelson w m 45 laborer

Delista w f 30 wife TN VA TN

Henry S 15 son

Emiline 13 dau

James 12 nephew

Sexton, Laurinda w f 50 mother TN TN TN

 

44. ii. ELBERT SEXTON, b. Abt. 1856, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1904, Hancock Co, TN.

iii. BAILEY SEXTON, b. Abt. 1858, Hancock Co, TN; d. KY?; m. MARTHA GIBSON, August 04, 1879, Hancock Co, TN.

iv. ISAAC SEXTON, b. Abt. 1859, KY?; m. LOUISIANNA COLLINS, April 03, 1881, Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for LOUISIANNA COLLINS:

I'm not sure if this is the same person who married Branham Collins.

 

v. BRILLER SEXTON, b. Aft. 1860; m. BILL BRESHEARS.

 

 

16. JAMES3 COLLINS (ALLEN2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1833 in TN. He married LOUISA JANE ?. She was born Abt. 1836 in KY.

 

Notes for JAMES COLLINS:

I'm not positive this James Collins who maried Louisa Jane was the same James who was Allen's son, but he lived next door to Allen in 1860, so it's a pretty good possibility. Is this the same James Collins who was in the Civil War, (Pvt. US 2nd TN Inf Co.E)?

 

Children of JAMES COLLINS and LOUISA ? are:

i. SARAH4 COLLINS.

ii. JOHN COLLINS, b. Abt. 1856.

iii. HANAH COLLINS, b. Abt. 1858.

iv. MARYANN COLLINS, b. Abt. 1859.

45. v. MARTHA COLLINS, b. June 1872, Hancock Co, TN.

 

 

17. STEVE3 COLLINS (ALLEN2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1845 in Hancock Co, TN, and died in St. Charles, VA. He married (1) SARAH DAVIDSON Abt. 1869 in Hancock Co, TN. She was born Aft. 1831 in TN. He married (2) MISSIE BUNCH June 08, 1884 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for STEVE COLLINS:

 

Notes for SARAH DAVIDSON:

Sarah was married before she married Steve Collins. Is this the same Sarah who was married to Solomon Collins?

 

1860 Hancock Co, TN Census

 

#91/80 Solomon Collins, 28, m, farming, $300, TN

Sary, 29, f, housework, TN

Victoria, 3

Jincy, 1

Jane Golihann, 20, f, domestic labor

 

 

1870 Hancock Co, TN Census

 

#28/28 Collins, Stephen 24 m W farmer $150 TN

Sarah 35 f W kp hse TN

Victoria 13 f W at home TN

Harriet 11 f W at home TN

 

The ages of the children are very similar.

In 1875, Sarah filed papers in Chancery Court to stop Steve from taking and selling all of her belongings, claiming he'd run off with another woman. One affidavit reads;

 

"...(Sarah) intermarried with said Stephen Collins about the year 1869, that she had acquired property both real and personal for herself and children by being a United States pensioner, that said Stephen is fixing to leave with one Eliza Stubblefield with whom he had been guilty of living and cohabitating with as man and wife, that he is fixing and trying to sell all the personal property belonging to her & and her children & to deprive & fraudulently dispose of her own estate and get the money and leave the county and apprpriate the same to the benefit of a prostitute..."

The affidavit lists her property as;

2 cows

1 yoke of oxen

15 head of hogs

6 head of sheep

household and kitchen furniture

 

Children of STEVE COLLINS and SARAH DAVIDSON are:

46. i. VICTORIA4 COLLINS, b. Abt. 1857; Stepchild.

ii. HARRIET COLLINS, b. Abt. 1859; Stepchild.

 

Children of STEVE COLLINS and MISSIE BUNCH are:

47. iii. JOHN JESSE4 COLLINS, b. Abt. 1885, Hancock Co, TN.

iv. BERTHA COLLINS, b. Abt. 1890, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1921; m. ? JOHNSON.

v. ROBERT COLLINS, b. Abt. 1893, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1895, Hancock Co, TN.

vi. MATTHEW COLLINS, b. Abt. 1896, Hancock Co, TN; d. St. Charles, VA?; m. ? MANESS.

vii. HORACE COLLINS, b. Abt. 1897, Hancock Co, TN; d. Hubbard Springs, VA; m. ? NOE, Abt. 1921.

viii. MANDY COLLINS, b. Abt. 1899, Hancock Co, TN; m. ? JOHNSON, Abt. 1916, St. Charles, VA.

ix. ALLEN COLLINS, b. Abt. 1900; d. Abt. 1901.

x. NETTIE COLLINS, b. Abt. 1905.

 

 

18. MARGARET3 COLLINS (SIMEON2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1830 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1909 in Hancock Co, TN. She married WILSON MISER Bef. 1850 in Hancock Co, TN, son of GEORGE MISER and PRUDENCE MULLINS. He was born Abt. 1829 in TN?, and died Bet. 1904 - 1909 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for WILSON MISER:

From the Will Grohse Papers; "Wilson was a Private in Co. E. 2nd TN Volunteer Inf (Union Army). Two of his half brothers, Robert and George were killed while serving with the Confederate Army..."

"Wilson Miser had extensive land holdings on Blackwater (Vardy) Creek, some of which extended into Virginia. He would pay his work hands 'in the store' by sending his red hat with one of the workers. The merchants knew 'Wilse' would only let his hat go for that purpose."

"He did not draw a Union Veterans Pension because his brother-in-law Howard Collins would not vouch for him. They both served in the same company and regiment.

 

Children of MARGARET COLLINS and WILSON MISER are:

i. LOGAN4 MISER, b. Abt. 1850.

48. ii. HAMILTON MISER, b. Abt. 1853, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1908, Hancock Co, TN.

49. iii. HAINES MISER, b. Abt. 1855.

50. iv. OLIVE MISER, b. Aft. 1856, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1895.

v. HENRY MISER, b. Abt. 1857.

51. vi. GEORGE MISER, b. Abt. 1860, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1922, Hancock Co, TN.

vii. ELLA MISER, b. Abt. 1865.

 

 

19. SARAH3 COLLINS (SIMEON2, VARDY1) was born June 12, 1832 in Hancock Co, TN?, and died March 14, 1920 in Hancock Co, TN. She married (1) SHEPHERD GIBSON Bef. 1845 in Hancock Co, TN. She married (2) LARKIN MULLINS September 09, 1875 in Hancock Co, TN, son of JOHN MULLINS and MAHALA COLLINS. He was born 1844, and died 1915 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for SARAH COLLINS:

"Aunt Toney" was very religious, and would easily shout and sing when at church or at meetings at home. After "Aunt Toney's" 1st husband, Shep Gibson, died in the Civil Warm she married Larkin Mullins, another Civil War Vet.

 

 

More About SARAH COLLINS:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Cause of Death: old age

 

Notes for SHEPHERD GIBSON:

Shepherd was in the Civil War as a Union soldier (Pvt. Co.E 8th TN Cav.). He may have died during the war.

 

 

Notes for LARKIN MULLINS:

Larkin and "Aunt Toney" lived on the upper part of Blackwater Valley, near Mulberry Gap Road, in Hancock Co, TN. Larkin was a Union soldier during the Civil War (Pvt. Co. I, 8th TN Cav). Larkin was supposedly named Samuel, but they called him Larkin to distinguish him from the other Samuel Mullins.

 

Children of SARAH COLLINS and LARKIN MULLINS are:

52. i. WILLIAM4 MULLINS, b. Hancock Co, TN.

53. ii. ANDREW JACKSON MULLINS, b. October 01, 1870, Hancock Co, TN; d. November 13, 1920, Hancock Co, TN.

 

 

20. HOWARD3 COLLINS (SIMEON2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1836 in Hancock Co, TN, and died February 17, 1906 in Hancock Co, TN. He married JANE MULLINS Bef. 1862 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of JOHN MULLINS and MAHALA COLLINS. She was born 1841 in Hancock Co, TN, and died January 10, 1913 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for HOWARD COLLINS:

In the Will Grohse Papers, Howard was described as "a forceful, strong, character, tho obstinate; influential, fairly well to do.Pvt. Co. E, 2nd TN Cav (Inf?). The Special Census of Civil War Vaterans stated that he suffered from chronic diarrhea". Howard would not vouch for his brother-in-law, Wilson Miser's, service in the Civil War, thus depriving Wilson of getting a pension. He was known as "Big Howard".

Another description from the WGP; " 6 ft 1 in tall, dark, black eyes and hair, farmer. A forceful character, strong, determined, fleshy. Sentenced to hang for a killing at his watermill. Later pardoned. Was operator of watermill on Blackwater Creek."

"All the Howard Collins children show marked strains of Indian in them."

 

 

More About HOWARD COLLINS:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Cause of Death: old age

 

More About JANE MULLINS:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Cause of Death: old age

Children of HOWARD COLLINS and JANE MULLINS are:

i. LAMBERT4 COLLINS, b. Abt. 1860, Hancock Co, TN; d. April 1870, Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for LAMBERT COLLINS:

Lambert was killed when a wagon ran over him in 1870.

 

More About LAMBERT COLLINS:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

 

54. ii. MONROE COLLINS, b. April 04, 1865, Hancock Co, TN; d. June 25, 1913, St. Marks Hospital, Murray, UT.

iii. DOCIA COLLINS, b. January 10, 1867, Hancock Co, TN; d. March 19, 1936, Hancock Co, TN; m. WILLIAM FRANK MISER; b. November 15, 1876, Hancock Co, TN; d. January 08, 1947.

 

Notes for DOCIA COLLINS:

Described in Will Grohse Papers; "Jolly, fleshy, desided, dark and showing strongly Indian blood." Docia helped Will Grohse and Rev. Arthur Taylor compile much of the info that is used on these Hancock Co families.

 

 

Notes for WILLIAM FRANK MISER:

From Will Grohse Papers; "Thrifty, having no children they saved more than many of their neighbors, so got ahead financially."

 

 

More About WILLIAM FRANK MISER:

Cause of Death: TB

 

55. iv. CORAH COLLINS, b. December 08, 1868, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1902, Coatesville, Ind?.

56. v. KYRIE COLLINS, b. March 13, 1870, Hancock Co, TN.

57. vi. CARRIE COLLINS, b. March 24, 1873, Hancock Co, TN; d. January 15, 1940, Hancock Co, TN.

vii. MONLACE COLLINS, b. September 28, 1875, Hancock Co, TN; d. January 03, 1932, Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for MONLACE COLLINS:

From the Will Grohse Papers - "...died while loading tobacco 1/1/1932. Store keeper and ran a water mill on Mulberry. Kept store with Noah Collins a while on Blackwater. Fairly large man, pleasant."

 

 

More About MONLACE COLLINS:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

 

viii. LAURA COLLINS, b. July 14, 1877, Hancock Co, TN; d. April 24, 1952, Hancock Co, TN.

 

More About LAURA COLLINS:

Cause of Death: old age

 

 

21. MCKINLEY3 COLLINS (SIMEON2, VARDY1) was born Bef. 1827 in Hancock Co, TN. He married (1) ELIZABETH COLLINS, daughter of SOLOMON COLLINS and GINCIE GOINS. She was born Abt. 1837, and died 1916 in Hancock Co, TN. He married (2) NANCY STACY Bef. 1867 in Stickleyvile, VA, daughter of JAMES STACY. She was born Abt. 1840 in VA, and died Bef. 1876.

 

Notes for MCKINLEY COLLINS:

McKinley was in the Civil War, Co. E, 8th TN Cav (Union) from Sep. 23, 1863, to Jun 29, 1865. The Grohse papers suggest that he may have died from "Scoleosis from mines".

 

 

 

More About MCKINLEY COLLINS:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

 

Notes for ELIZABETH COLLINS:

The death index for Hancock County lists "Betty's" age as 67, but she would have been in her 80s, unless she was the daughter of the younger Solomon who died during the Civil War. But in that case, the younger Sol would have had to have been married to a Jincy, as Betty's parents were listed as Sol and Jincy.

 

More About NANCY STACY:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Cause of Death: TB

Children of MCKINLEY COLLINS and NANCY STACY are:

i. CYNTHIA4 COLLINS, b. Bef. 1867.

58. ii. SARAH COLLINS, b. Abt. 1872.

iii. SIMEON COLLINS, b. Abt. 1874.

 

 

22. CYNTHIA3 COLLINS (SIMEON2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1844 in Hancock Co, TN, and died July 09, 1930. She married BATY COLLINS Bef. 1867, son of ALFRED COLLINS and ELIZABETH MULLINS. He was born Abt. 1845 in Hancock Co, TN, and died December 23, 1914.

 

Notes for CYNTHIA COLLINS:

In the Will Grohse Papers, Cynthia was described as "tall, thin, lighter complexioned, forgetful, easily persuaded by her grandchildren, at 83 would walk from her daughter Frankie's home down to another daughter, Nancy's home, about 1 and a half each way. She would leave in the morning and come back home that night; also took a horse-back trip to visit her grandson Brownlow Collins, over on Powell's Mt. She didn't want her girls to marry whom they did, and all three ran off to get married. Lived on Blackwater next to Vardy Presbyterian Church. The old house had chimneys on both ends. It was well built". Cynthia used to make shirts for her grandfather, Ben Bunch, and taking food to her grandmother, Mary, after Ben's death, acording to Will Grohse.

If the census was accurate, she may not be Simeon's birth daughter, as she would have been born after his death.

 

More About CYNTHIA COLLINS:

Cause of Death: old age

 

Notes for BATY COLLINS:

Baty was in the Civil War (Co. E., 8th Tenn. Cav.?), from Sep 23, 1863 to Sep 11, 1865. Will Grohse wrote this of Baty; "Like most people of the olden day, he was a moonshiner in his younger days, but as he grew older, he mellowed and was a Ruling Elder of the Vardy Presbyterian Church in his later years. He was of medium height, inclined to be fat, swarthy complexion..., and bald". Baty was shot by Jeff Livesay on Blackwater Creek in late 1891, but was not seriously wounded.

 

 

 

More About BATY COLLINS:

Cause of Death: old age

Children of CYNTHIA COLLINS and BATY COLLINS are:

i. FRANKIE4 COLLINS, b. Abt. 1867, Hancock Co, TN; d. March 12, 1950, Hancock Co, TN; m. HARRISON COLLINS, July 25, 1888, Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for FRANKIE COLLINS:

From the Will Grohse Papers; "Frankie was tall, slim, and liked her daily toddies. She made her own".

 

 

More About FRANKIE COLLINS:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Cause of Death: old age

 

Notes for HARRISON COLLINS:

Harrison was nearly blind in his later years.

 

 

 

More About HARRISON COLLINS:

Cause of Death: old age

 

ii. NOAH COLLINS, b. October 10, 1868, Hancock Co, TN; d. August 27, 1922, Hancock Co, TN; m. ALICE LOVINS.

 

Notes for NOAH COLLINS:

From the Will Grohse Papers; "Noah was tall, dark, showed Indian blood strongly..., easy going, drawling of speech, tho quick tempered if he felt injustice was done, inclined to be a trader more than work on his farm, kept a store between Vardy Church and Vardy Springs for years, partly with Munlas Collins and part time with his brother-in-law Dan Horton".

 

 

More About NOAH COLLINS:

Cause of Death: Liver Cancer

 

Notes for ALICE LOVINS:

Alice was described in the Will Grohse Papers as "light complexioned, but dark hair, fleshy, medium tall."

 

 

More About ALICE LOVINS:

Cause of Death: Diabetes

 

iii. ADELAIDE COLLINS, b. January 10, 1872, Hancock Co, TN; d. February 13, 1931, Hancock Co, TN; m. DANIEL BOONE HORTON.

 

Notes for ADELAIDE COLLINS:

Described as Indian looking, with dark skin, hair and eyes. Had alot of children.

 

 

 

Notes for DANIEL BOONE HORTON:

Dan was a Spanish-American War Vet.

 

 

 

iv. POLLY COLLINS, b. July 1875, Hancock Co, TN; d. July 1875, Hancock Co, TN.

59. v. NANCY COLLINS, b. August 15, 1881, Hancock Co, TN; d. December 06, 1961, Sparta, Ill.

 

 

23. JIM KATE3 COLLINS (ALFRED2, VARDY1) died Aft. 1933. He married MARTHA MOORE.

Children of JIM COLLINS and MARTHA MOORE are:

i. HENRY4 COLLINS, m. MARTHA GIBSON.

ii. ABIJAH COLLINS, m. BIRDIE WILLIAMS.

iii. LOUISE COLLINS, m. JOHN WILLIAMS.

iv. LILLIAN COLLINS, m. SAM MAUPIN.

v. MARGIE COLLINS, m. AMOS COLLINS.

vi. PEARL COLLINS.

vii. CALLIE COLLINS, m. ALDEN DIXON, Kingsport, TN.

viii. RETTIE COLLINS.

ix. VINEY COLLINS, b. Abt. 1890, Lee Co, VA; m. LOYD MOORE, March 18, 1909.

x. JEFF COLLINS, b. April 1890, Hancock Co, TN?; m. ELIZABETH COLLINS.

 

 

24. ARMISTEAD3 COLLINS (ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born Bet. 1825 - 1832 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 1904 in Hancock Co, TN. He married ELIZA REED Bef. 1853.

 

More About ARMISTEAD COLLINS:

Burial: Shelby Williams Cem. , Newmans Ridge, Hancock Co., TN

 

More About ELIZA REED:

Burial: Shelby Williams Cem. , Newmans Ridge, Hancock Co., TN

Children of ARMISTEAD COLLINS and ELIZA REED are:

60. i. VARD4 COLLINS, b. Abt. 1853, Hancock Co, TN; d. Hyden, KY.

61. ii. BRANHAM COLLINS, b. Abt. 1854, Hancock Co, TN; d. Aft. 1932, Hancock Co, TN.

62. iii. ELIZABETH COLLINS, b. 1857, Hancock Co, TN; d. Knox Co., TN?.

63. iv. KAINEY COLLINS, b. 1858, Hancock Co, TN; d. October 10, 1936, Hancock Co, TN.

64. v. JAMES L. COLLINS, b. Abt. 1860, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1914, Hyden, KY.

vi. WILLIAM COLLINS, b. Abt. 1862.

vii. MARTHA COLLINS, b. Abt. 1865.

 

 

25. BARB3 COLLINS (ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1829 in Hancock Co, TN. She married BOONE GIBSON December 07, 1859 in Hancock Co, TN, son of JESSE GIBSON and TANZIE COLLINS.

Children of BARB COLLINS and BOONE GIBSON are:

i. JAMES H4 GIBSON, b. December 23, 1847, Hancock Co, TN; d. November 11, 1858, Hancock Co, TN.

ii. LETTA GIBSON, b. Abt. 1849.

 

Notes for LETTA GIBSON:

Letta and Roger Gibson were twins.

 

iii. ROGER GIBSON, b. Abt. 1849.

65. iv. BULIE GIBSON, b. Abt. 1853.

66. v. MARGARET GIBSON, b. Bet. 1855 - 1865, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1930, Hancock Co, TN.

vi. TANZIE GIBSON, b. October 19, 1859.

67. vii. VICTORIA GIBSON, b. January 19, 1862.

viii. TANEY GIBSON, b. October 19, 1868.

 

 

26. PRESH3 COLLINS (ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1835 in Hancock Co, TN, and died January 10, 1915 in Hancock Co, TN. She met REYNOLDS GOLIHON.

 

More About PRESH COLLINS:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Children of PRESH COLLINS and REYNOLDS GOLIHON are:

i. DOC4 COLLINS, b. February 02, 1852, Hancock Co, TN; d. March 13, 1943, Hancock Co, TN.

 

More About DOC COLLINS:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Cause of Death: old age

 

68. ii. CHANIE COLLINS, b. Abt. 1854.

69. iii. ALICE COLLINS, b. Abt. 1870, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1950, Hancock Co, TN.

 

 

27. ELIZA3 COLLINS (ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1840. She married BRANHAM WILLIAMS Bef. 1869 in Hancock Co, TN?, son of TIMOTHY WILLIAMS and LETITIA COLLINS. He was born Bet. 1829 - 1833, and died Bet. 1909 - 1912 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for BRANHAM WILLIAMS:

Branham was living with his grandparents, Old Vardy and Peggy Collins, on the 1850 Hancock Co Census.

 

Children are listed above under (9) Branham Williams.

 

28. ELCANA3 COLLINS (ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1842 in Hancock Co, TN. He married MINERVA GOODMAN, daughter of ED GOODMAN and ICY GIBSON.

 

Notes for ELCANA COLLINS:

Kaney was a Cpl. in the Union Army during the Civil War (Co. A. 1st Tenn. Cav.).

He was shot through the leg in battle and was injured. He was enrolled from May 1, 1862 through May 1, 1865. He was described as swarthy complexioned.

 

Children of ELCANA COLLINS and MINERVA GOODMAN are:

70. i. LUCAS4 COLLINS, b. Aft. 1855, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1900.

71. ii. ARDELL COLLINS, b. Bet. 1865 - 1869.

iii. CINDERELLA COLLINS, b. Bet. 1869 - 1873; m. JESS COLLINS.

72. iv. LUCY COLLINS, b. Bet. 1872 - 1875, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1921.

v. TILMAN COLLINS, b. Bet. 1874 - 1877.

 

 

29. DUNCAN3 COLLINS (ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1844 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1910 in Luttrell, Knox Co., TN. He married TISH GIBSON March 09, 1862 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of JESSE GIBSON and TANZIE COLLINS.

 

Notes for DUNCAN COLLINS:

Duncan was in the Civil War. (Co. C., 1st Tenn. Cav.). He and Babe moved to Luttrell, TN.

 

Children of DUNCAN COLLINS and TISH GIBSON are:

i. JIMMIE4 COLLINS, b. Knox Co., TN.

ii. LEWIS COLLINS, b. Knox Co., TN.

iii. WILLIAM COLLINS, b. Knox Co., TN; d. Abt. 1930, Luttrell, Knox Co., TN.

 

Notes for WILLIAM COLLINS:

Bill was bushwhacked and shot near Luttrell ca. 1930. Someone was afraid of him and killed him. The killer was never caught.

 

 

 

 

30. BATY3 COLLINS (ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1845 in Hancock Co, TN, and died December 23, 1914. He married CYNTHIA COLLINS Bef. 1867, daughter of SIMEON COLLINS and FRANKIE BUNCH. She was born Abt. 1844 in Hancock Co, TN, and died July 09, 1930.

 

Notes for BATY COLLINS:

Baty was in the Civil War (Co. E., 8th Tenn. Cav.?), from Sep 23, 1863 to Sep 11, 1865. Will Grohse wrote this of Baty; "Like most people of the olden day, he was a moonshiner in his younger days, but as he grew older, he mellowed and was a Ruling Elder of the Vardy Presbyterian Church in his later years. He was of medium height, inclined to be fat, swarthy complexion..., and bald". Baty was shot by Jeff Livesay on Blackwater Creek in late 1891, but was not seriously wounded.

 

 

 

More About BATY COLLINS:

Cause of Death: old age

 

Notes for CYNTHIA COLLINS:

In the Will Grohse Papers, Cynthia was described as "tall, thin, lighter complexioned, forgetful, easily persuaded by her grandchildren, at 83 would walk from her daughter Frankie's home down to another daughter, Nancy's home, about 1 and a half each way. She would leave in the morning and come back home that night; also took a horse-back trip to visit her grandson Brownlow Collins, over on Powell's Mt. She didn't want her girls to marry whom they did, and all three ran off to get married. Lived on Blackwater next to Vardy Presbyterian Church. The old house had chimneys on both ends. It was well built". Cynthia used to make shirts for her grandfather, Ben Bunch, and taking food to her grandmother, Mary, after Ben's death, acording to Will Grohse.

If the census was accurate, she may not be Simeon's birth daughter, as she would have been born after his death.

 

More About CYNTHIA COLLINS:

Cause of Death: old age

Children are listed above under (22) Cynthia Collins.

 

31. FLOYD3 COLLINS (ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1848 in Hancock Co, TN, and died July 21, 1879 in Hancock Co, TN. He married DARTHULA COLLINS Bef. 1872, daughter of VARDY COLLINS and ELIZABETH MAXIE. She was born Abt. 1855 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Bet. 1900 - 1910.

 

Notes for FLOYD COLLINS:

Floyd shot a Rev. Clark according to the Morristown Gazette. Not sure whether he killed him or not. Floyd himself was shot by Andy Rhea with a Navy 6-shooter in May 1877. He died July 21, 1879 from the wound.

 

 

More About FLOYD COLLINS:

Burial: Boone Gibson Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Children of FLOYD COLLINS and DARTHULA COLLINS are:

73. i. SARAH4 COLLINS, b. Abt. 1872.

ii. HENDERSON COLLINS, b. Abt. 1875.

74. iii. MELBURN COLLINS, b. Abt. 1875; d. Bet. 1911 - 1915, Hancock Co, TN.

iv. DALTON COLLINS, b. Abt. 1877, Hancock Co, TN; m. VESTA WILLIAMS; b. Abt. 1867.

 

Notes for DALTON COLLINS:

Dalton was described in the Will Grohse Papers; "He was a large man, red faced. He suffered from gout in his later years." His wife, Vesta, was his 1st cousin.

 

 

 

 

32. JERRY3 COLLINS (ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1852 in Hancock Co, TN. He married LOTTIE COLLINS Bef. 1871, daughter of ALLEN COLLINS and RACHEL NICHOLS. She was born Abt. 1848 in TN.

 

Notes for JERRY COLLINS:

Jerry and Lottie were both labeled as "Mulatto" on the 1870 Hancock Co., TN Census.

Children are listed above under (11) Lottie Collins.

 

33. JOHN3 GOINS (ETHIE2 COLLINS, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1833. He married LUCINDA SEXTON Bef. 1859 in Hancock Co, TN?, daughter of SOLOMON SEXTON and SUSAN MOORE. She was born Abt. 1840 in VA or KY.

 

Notes for JOHN GOINS:

This apparently is not the same person as "Hammer John" Goins, as other researchers have speculated.

John was a Civil War veteran, serving in the 1 TN CAV REG (Co A), along with his brother, Alfred.

He may be the same John Goins Sr. that was listed as "U.S. Soldier" in the 1890 Lee Co., VA Veterans Census.

 

Notes for LUCINDA SEXTON:

On the 1870 Hancock Co, TN Census, Lucinda lists her birthplace as VA, but in the 1880 Census, she lists her birthplace as KY, and her parents' birthplace as VA.

Children of JOHN GOINS and LUCINDA SEXTON are:

i. MARGARET4 GOINS, b. Abt. 1859.

ii. WILLIAM GOINS, b. Abt. 1861; m. AMANDA HIX, August 28, 1879, Hancock Co, TN; b. Abt. 1862.

 

Notes for WILLIAM GOINS:

May be the same William Goins who was living with his wife Amanda as newlyweds in the 1880 Hancock Co, TN Census.

 

Notes for AMANDA HIX:

In the Rev. Arthur Taylor's list of marriages, Amanda's surname was spelled "Hix" but it may have been "Hicks".

 

iii. JAMES GOINS, b. Abt. 1863.

iv. MARY GOINS, b. Abt. 1865.

 

Notes for MARY GOINS:

Her name may have been Meany, as it looks that way in the 1870 census.

 

v. JOHN GOINS, b. Abt. 1867.

 

Notes for JOHN GOINS:

John lived in Jonesville, VA.

 

vi. HOWARD GOINS, b. Abt. 1869.

vii. ETHIE GOINS, b. Abt. 1871.

75. viii. ALEX GOINS, b. Abt. 1875.

76. ix. FREELING GOINS, b. Abt. 1879.

 

 

34. ALFRED3 GOINS (ETHIE2 COLLINS, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1835 in TN, and died September 04, 1907 in Hancock Co, TN. He married (1) HANNAH GIBSON Bef. 1853, daughter of YEARBY GIBSON. She was born Abt. 1839 in TN?, and died January 10, 1879 in Hancock Co, TN. He married (2) MELVINA JOHNSON Bef. 1880 in Hancock Co, TN?, daughter of JAMES JOHNSON and LYDIA BIRD. She was born May 03, 1853 in Hancock Co, TN, and died December 26, 1941 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for ALFRED GOINS:

Alfred was a Civil War vet, serving in the First Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, (Co M and A), alongside his brother John. Also serving was a R.J. Goins. I'm not sure of the relationship if any to R.J. Goins. Alfred suffered from health problems caused by his service, including chronic diarhea and lung problems according to the 1890 Veterans Census of Hancock Co.

After Hannah's death, Alfred married Melvina Johnson Mullins, who he had known since she was a young girl. They lived on Newmans Ridge where Goins Chapel now sits. It is said that the cemetary there (where both Alfred and Viney are buried) started out as their family graveyard. This may have been the land that Alfred bought from John and Mahala Mullins, who lived not too far from this area.

Alfred's death date was recorded by the Rev. Arthur Taylor in the Grohse papers.

 

More About ALFRED GOINS:

Burial: Goins Chapel Cem., Hancock Co, TN

 

Notes for HANNAH GIBSON:

According to the Grohse papers, Hannah was the daughter of Betty Gibson. The date of Hannah's death is from a posting on the internet from a descendant of Alfred and Hannah's.

 

More About HANNAH GIBSON:

Burial: Hancock Co, TN

 

Notes for MELVINA JOHNSON:

Vina married her step-brother, Wilson Mullins, the son of her mother's 2nd husband. But Wilson was supposedly unkind to her, so they split. After Viney left Wilson, she was said to have walked over two mountains holding her baby son, Landon, to get back home. Vina then married Alfred Goins, an older Civil War vet whom she had known since she was a young girl, and raised a family. After Alfred died, Vina drew from his war pension. Alfred and Vina supposedly owned much of the land where Goins Chapel and cemetary now stand. Vina lived to a very good age, on the Panther Creek side of Newmans Ridge.

 

 

 

More About MELVINA JOHNSON:

Burial: Goins Chapel Cem., Hancock Co, TN

Children of ALFRED GOINS and HANNAH GIBSON are:

77. i. BUCHANON4 GOINS, b. Abt. 1853.

ii. CELIA ANN GOINS, b. Abt. 1857.

78. iii. THOMAS GOINS, b. March 08, 1862, Hancock Co, TN; d. October 12, 1933, Letcher Co., KY.

 

Children of ALFRED GOINS and MELVINA JOHNSON are:

iv. ELIZABETH4 GOINS, b. November 1882, Hancock Co, TN; m. JIM GIBSON, Abt. 1900.

 

Notes for JIM GIBSON:

Jim and Elizabeth lived near Springfield, Ill according to the Grohse papers.

 

v. JAMES ABRAM GARFIELD GOINS, b. May 22, 1888, Hancock Co, TN; d. March 15, 1917.

 

Notes for JAMES ABRAM GARFIELD GOINS:

One source, I believe the Will Grohse Papers, says that Garfield died unmarried in 1917, but I found this in an email from Arlee Gowen, Pres. of the Gowen Foundation, to the Rootsweb Melungeon email list;

 

"James A. Garfield Goins" and his wife Marjorie Goings

were living in Redfield, Arkansas in January, 1989,

according to Louise Goins Richardson of Paragould,

Arkansas who corresponded with them. James A. Garfield

Goins died in Redfield in March 1989.

 

I don't know which source is right, but he would have been over 100 yrs old if he was living in 1989.

 

 

More About JAMES ABRAM GARFIELD GOINS:

Burial: Goins Chapel Cem., Hancock Co., TN

 

vi. LAMBERT GOINS, b. March 12, 1892, Hancock Co, TN; d. November 02, 1961; m. BIRDIE BREWER; b. April 29, 1897; d. February 22, 1973.

 

Notes for LAMBERT GOINS:

Lambert lived near his mother on Newman's Ridge, according to Rev. H. A. Taylor. The birth and death dates listed came from his tombstone.

 

 

 

More About LAMBERT GOINS:

Burial: Goins Chapel Cem., Hancock Co., TN

 

More About BIRDIE BREWER:

Burial: Goins Chapel Cem., Hancock Co., TN

 

vii. LYDIA GOINS, b. April 1893; m. (1) JOHN WRINGLEY; m. (2) ROBERT GIBSON, Abt. 1911; m. (3) IRA PARKS, Aft. 1911.

 

Notes for LYDIA GOINS:

Lydia had 9 children; 3 with Robert Gibson, 3 with John Wringley, and 3 with Ira Parks.

 

 

79. viii. SIMEON GOINS, b. March 06, 1897, Hancock Co, TN; d. April 27, 1962, Hancock Co, TN.

 

 

35. WILSON3 BIGGS (CLARKIA2 COLLINS, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1834 in Hancock Co, TN, and died July 09, 1863 in Nashville, TN. He married CHANEY GIBSON September 19, 1854 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of WILLIS GIBSON and MARY GIBSON?. She was born Abt. 1837.

 

Notes for WILSON BIGGS:

Wilson died in the Civil War in Nashville, TN on July 9, 1863. He was in the 1st Reg TN CAV A Co (Union), according to Becky Nelson.

 

 

More About WILSON BIGGS:

Burial: National Cemetary, Nashville, TN

 

Notes for CHANEY GIBSON:

Chaney died of cancer.

 

 

More About CHANEY GIBSON:

Burial: Wilson Cem., Howard's Corner, Claiborne Co, TN

Children of WILSON BIGGS and CHANEY GIBSON are:

80. i. WILLIAM4 BIGGS, b. November 18, 1855, Hancock Co, TN; d. November 16, 1938, Knoxville, TN.

ii. MARGARET BIGGS, b. August 07, 1857.

iii. SARAH ELIZABETH BIGGS, b. November 05, 1859.

iv. POLLYANA BIGGS, b. May 08, 1862.

v. JAMES BIGGS, b. Abt. 1869.

 

Notes for JAMES BIGGS:

James Biggs was listed with Chaney Biggs and her children living in the home of Willis Gibson, Chaney's father, in 1870. If James is Chaney's son, he would have been born after Wilson Biggs died, if the death date I have listed for him is correct.

 

 

36. WILLOUGHBY3 BIGGS (CLARKIA2 COLLINS, VARDY1) was born July 24, 1836 in Hancock Co, TN, and died November 11, 1876 in Lawrence Co., OH. He married MARTHA DEAN Bef. 1854 in TN.

Children of WILLOUGHBY BIGGS and MARTHA DEAN are:

i. THOMAS4 BIGGS, b. Abt. 1854.

ii. JAMES H BIGGS, b. Abt. 1857.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

37. CORA4 COLLINS (MORGAN3, MORGAN2, VARDY1) was born Aft. 1880. She married (1) CARTER COLLINS. She married (2) JOHN HOPKINS. She married (3) KEENER MULLINS Bef. 1900, son of MADISON MULLINS and NANCE GIBSON. He was born Abt. 1879 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1904.

Child of CORA COLLINS and CARTER COLLINS is:

i. STELLA5 COLLINS, m. LES DEPEW.

 

Child of CORA COLLINS and KEENER MULLINS is:

ii. MATTIE HATTIE5 BUNCH, b. February 08, 1900, Hancock Co, TN; d. June 20, 1972, Kingsport, TN; m. (1) JACOB JOHNSON; m. (2) CHARLIE PRICE.

 

 

38. JAMES4 COLLINS (ELBE3, ALLEN2, VARDY1) was born 1864 in KY. He married MARTHA COLLINS, daughter of JAMES COLLINS and LOUISA ?. She was born June 1872 in Hancock Co, TN.

Children of JAMES COLLINS and MARTHA COLLINS are:

i. ALLIE5 COLLINS, m. (1) DIAMOND COLLINS; m. (2) HARRY KING.

ii. LILBURN COLLINS, b. November 1888, KY; m. MOUSIE COLLINS.

iii. DILLARD COLLINS, b. November 1890.

 

 

39. HILLERY4 COLLINS (PASCAL3, ALLEN2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1857 in TN. He married CATHERINE GOINS January 17, 1875 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of JOHN GOINS and KATE WILLIAMS. She was born Abt. 1847 in Hancock Co, TN.

Children of HILLERY COLLINS and CATHERINE GOINS are:

i. HENRY5 COLLINS, b. Abt. 1877.

ii. ORVAL COLLINS, b. Abt. 1878.

 

 

40. LARKIN4 COLLINS (VARDY3, ALLEN2, VARDY1) was born Bet. 1842 - 1846 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Aft. 1921 in Cumberland Gap, Claiborne Co., TN. He married (1) POP VARNER. He married (2) LIZZIE WALLEN.

 

Notes for LARKIN COLLINS:

Larkin and Pop lived in Cumberland Gap. Larkin and both his wives were members of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church.

 

Children of LARKIN COLLINS and POP VARNER are:

i. BUD5 COLLINS.

ii. MARTHA COLLINS.

iii. ELIZA COLLINS.

iv. MELDA COLLINS.

 

Child of LARKIN COLLINS and LIZZIE WALLEN is:

v. LUTHER5 COLLINS.

 

 

41. DARTHULA4 COLLINS (VARDY3, ALLEN2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1855 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Bet. 1900 - 1910. She married (1) FLOYD COLLINS Bef. 1872, son of ALFRED COLLINS and ELIZABETH MULLINS. He was born Abt. 1848 in Hancock Co, TN, and died July 21, 1879 in Hancock Co, TN. She married (2) KAINEY COLLINS January 29, 1880 in Hancock Co, TN, son of ARMISTEAD COLLINS and ELIZA REED. He was born 1858 in Hancock Co, TN, and died October 10, 1936 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for FLOYD COLLINS:

Floyd shot a Rev. Clark according to the Morristown Gazette. Not sure whether he killed him or not. Floyd himself was shot by Andy Rhea with a Navy 6-shooter in May 1877. He died July 21, 1879 from the wound.

 

 

More About FLOYD COLLINS:

Burial: Boone Gibson Cem., Hancock Co., TN

 

Notes for KAINEY COLLINS:

Served in Co. K., 2nd TN Inf during Spanish-American War for about 10 months. His wife, Darthula was his 3rd cousin. He was called "Young Cainey". He served as Deputy Sheriff for a while. Was a moonshiner when young, but later in life he converted and became an elder at Vardy Presbyterian Church. Late in his life he went to a Baptist Church that was near his home.

 

 

Children are listed above under (31) Floyd Collins.

Children of DARTHULA COLLINS and KAINEY COLLINS are:

i. ARCHGILL5 COLLINS.

ii. MAGDELINE COLLINS.

iii. KITTY COLLINS.

iv. WARDELL COLLINS, b. 1888; d. 1945; m. SUSIE ?.

 

Notes for WARDELL COLLINS:

According to the Bill Grohse papers, Wardell shot and killed Mathis Goins in 1932.

 

 

More About WARDELL COLLINS:

Burial: Shelby Williams Cem., Hancock Co., TN

 

v. GETTY COLLINS, m. FRED MULLINS, Bef. 1908; b. Abt. 1890, Hancock Co, TN.

 

More About GETTY COLLINS:

Burial: Fillmore, MO

Cause of Death: stroke

 

Notes for FRED MULLINS:

Fred & Gettie had migrated to Savannah, MO. with their children in 1919, and later settled in rural Oregon, MO. At the Oregon home Fred farmed tobacco.

 

 

 

vi. ELLA MAE COLLINS.

vii. VIRGIE COLLINS.

 

 

42. MARTHA4 COLLINS (VARDY3, ALLEN2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1860 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Bef. 1921 in Hancock Co, TN. She married BRANHAM COLLINS, son of ARMISTEAD COLLINS and ELIZA REED. He was born Abt. 1854 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Aft. 1932 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for MARTHA COLLINS:

Belonged to Sulphur Springs Baptist Church.

 

 

Notes for BRANHAM COLLINS:

Lived near the Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, but then moved over to Blackwater Creek in VA(?). After the death of his 1st wife, Martha, he married her sister, Lusanna, but had no children with her. He got sick and died ca. 1932. His mother-in-law was living at his house at the time, and they both died within months of each other.

 

Children of MARTHA COLLINS and BRANHAM COLLINS are:

i. AMERICA5 COLLINS, m. ALEX GOINS; b. Abt. 1875.

ii. DOCIA COLLINS.

iii. CAUSY COLLINS.

iv. CREDY COLLINS.

v. CELIA COLLINS, b. February 17, 1877.

 

 

43. AUGUSTA4 COLLINS (VARDY3, ALLEN2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1871 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Aft. 1921 in Duffield, VA. She married NOAH BAKER January 27, 1894.

 

Notes for AUGUSTA COLLINS:

'Gusta' and Noah lived near Duffield, VA.

 

Children of AUGUSTA COLLINS and NOAH BAKER are:

i. CLAYBURN5 BAKER.

ii. LAURA BAKER.

iii. MACK BAKER.

 

 

44. ELBERT4 SEXTON (LAURA3 COLLINS, ALLEN2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1856 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 1904 in Hancock Co, TN. He married (1) LIVELY GIBSON Bef. 1874 in Hancock Co, TN. She was born Abt. 1860 in Hancock Co, TN. He married (2) MARGARET GIBSON Aft. 1880, daughter of BOONE GIBSON and BARB COLLINS. She was born Bet. 1855 - 1865 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1930 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Marriage Notes for ELBERT SEXTON and LIVELY GIBSON:

There are two dates listed in Rev. Arthur Taylor's list of Hancock Co marriages for Elbert and Lively;

 

Albert Sexton

Lively Gipson

Harrison Collins, JP

1/22/1871

 

Elbert Sexton

Lively Gibson

5/10/1874

Child of ELBERT SEXTON and LIVELY GIBSON is:

i. JONAS5 SEXTON, b. Abt. 1873.

 

Children of ELBERT SEXTON and MARGARET GIBSON are:

ii. DOLLY5 SEXTON.

iii. JENNIE SEXTON.

iv. JANE SEXTON.

v. ROBERT SEXTON.

 

 

45. MARTHA4 COLLINS (JAMES3, ALLEN2, VARDY1) was born June 1872 in Hancock Co, TN. She married JAMES COLLINS, son of ELBE COLLINS and KATE GIBSON. He was born 1864 in KY.

Children are listed above under (38) James Collins.

 

46. VICTORIA4 COLLINS (STEVE3, ALLEN2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1857. She married WILLIAM BELL November 25, 1880 in Hancock Co, TN, son of SIMEON BELL and CAROLINE MISER. He was born May 14, 1856.

Child of VICTORIA COLLINS and WILLIAM BELL is:

i. LIZZIE5 BELL, b. Abt. 1875; m. ERVIN COLLINS, December 16, 1901, Lee Co., VA; b. Abt. 1856.

 

Notes for ERVIN COLLINS:

Ervin did not have children with Jeanie Collins, his 1st wife. After she died, he married Lizzie Bell and had at least two children, whose names I don't know, one was a girl who died when she was nearly grown; the other, a son who was in the Army in the 1920's.

 

 

 

47. JOHN JESSE4 COLLINS (STEVE3, ALLEN2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1885 in Hancock Co, TN. He married (1) ? MANESS. He married (2) DOVEY ROBERTS Bef. 1909, daughter of GEORGE ROBERTS and FRANCIS COLLINS.

Child of JOHN COLLINS and DOVEY ROBERTS is:

i. FLORA5 COLLINS, b. Abt. 1909, Hancock Co, TN; m. CHARLIE COLLINS.

 

 

48. HAMILTON4 MISER (MARGARET3 COLLINS, SIMEON2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1853 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 1908 in Hancock Co, TN. He married AMELIA ANN COLLINS March 20, 1875 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of SOLOMON COLLINS and GINCIE GOINS. She was born Abt. 1843.

 

Notes for HAMILTON MISER:

From Will Grohse Papers; "Thrifty, having no children they saved more than many of their neighbors, so got ahead financially."

 

 

More About HAMILTON MISER:

Cause of Death: TB

Children of HAMILTON MISER and AMELIA COLLINS are:

i. LUCY5 MISER.

ii. WILLIAM FRANK MISER, b. November 15, 1876, Hancock Co, TN; d. January 08, 1947; m. DOCIA COLLINS; b. January 10, 1867, Hancock Co, TN; d. March 19, 1936, Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for WILLIAM FRANK MISER:

From Will Grohse Papers; "Thrifty, having no children they saved more than many of their neighbors, so got ahead financially."

 

 

More About WILLIAM FRANK MISER:

Cause of Death: TB

 

Notes for DOCIA COLLINS:

Described in Will Grohse Papers; "Jolly, fleshy, desided, dark and showing strongly Indian blood." Docia helped Will Grohse and Rev. Arthur Taylor compile much of the info that is used on these Hancock Co families.

 

 

iii. LOGAN MISER, b. October 12, 1878, Hancock Co, TN; d. July 11, 1939, Hancock Co, TN; m. NANCY COLLINS, August 25, 1898, Hancock Co, TN; b. August 15, 1881, Hancock Co, TN; d. December 06, 1961, Sparta, Ill.

 

Notes for LOGAN MISER:

"Logan was medium tall, thin, blue-eyed, but fairly dark." (WGP)

 

 

More About LOGAN MISER:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Cause of Death: TB

 

Notes for NANCY COLLINS:

Nancy was described as "medium tall, fleshy, light or red complexioned, plenty of brown hair, grey eyes". (WGP). She died in Sparta, Ill while on a visit, from a stroke and diabetes.

 

 

More About NANCY COLLINS:

Cause of Death: Diabetes

 

Marriage Notes for LOGAN MISER and NANCY COLLINS:

Logan and Nancy spent the first 11 years of their married life with Logan's uncle, Frank Collins, at his farm on top of Newman's Ridge.

 

 

iv. KITTY MISER, b. Abt. 1881, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1918, Hancock Co, TN; m. ALBERT GIBSON.

v. CLAY MISER, b. January 02, 1883, Hancock Co, TN; d. November 02, 1928, Hancock Co, TN; m. CARRIE COLLINS, Bef. 1908; b. March 24, 1873, Hancock Co, TN; d. January 15, 1940, Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for CLAY MISER:

The Grohse Papers also say that Clay died on 11/12/1925

 

More About CLAY MISER:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Cause of Death: Liver diease

 

Notes for CARRIE COLLINS:

"Inclined to be slighter than her sisters." - WGP

 

 

More About CARRIE COLLINS:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Cause of Death: old age

 

 

49. HAINES4 MISER (MARGARET3 COLLINS, SIMEON2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1855. He married MARY ANN MULLINS February 20, 1879 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of JOHN MULLINS and MAHALA COLLINS. She was born 1854 in Hancock Co, TN, and died October 1937 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for MARY ANN MULLINS:

She may have been m. to Rev. George ROBERTS, according to IGI archives, and possibly m. a third time. She supposedly had son George before she met Haines. Mary Ann helped raise her niece, Hattie MULLINS, daughter of brother Calvin.

 

 

More About MARY ANN MULLINS:

Cause of Death: old age

Child of HAINES MISER and MARY MULLINS is:

i. GEORGE5 MULLINS, Stepchild.

 

Notes for GEORGE MULLINS:

George was drinking and tried to take a girl from Tony MITCHELL near Clinch River, when they were coming from Church. He stepped on Tony's heels, and Tony turned around and shot and killed him.

 

 

 

50. OLIVE4 MISER (MARGARET3 COLLINS, SIMEON2, VARDY1) was born Aft. 1856 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1895. She married (1) OLLIE MULLINS February 12, 1880 in Hancock Co, TN, son of JOHN MULLINS and MAHALA COLLINS. He was born 1858 in Hancock Co, TN, and died September 1882 in Hancock Co, TN. She married (2) JEREMIAH MULLINS January 05, 1883 in Hancock Co, TN, son of JAMES MULLINS and LINDY GIBSON. He was born Abt. 1845.

 

Notes for OLLIE MULLINS:

Ollie was killed in a gun duel with Grant Jarvis (sheriff?) on the Main Street of Sneedville in late 1882.

 

 

Notes for JEREMIAH MULLINS:

Jerry was a Pvt. with Co. B., 50th VA Conf. Inf., during the Civil War . If the info I have is true, he must have fought on the opposite side from his father and brother!

 

Children of OLIVE MISER and JEREMIAH MULLINS are:

i. CHARLIE5 MULLINS, b. Abt. 1884, Hancock Co, TN; m. HESTA MULLINS; b. 1872.

ii. ROBERT MULLINS, b. Abt. 1886; m. (1) MOSSIE COLLINS; b. Abt. 1883; m. (2) MANDA ?.

iii. GROVER MULLINS, b. June 03, 1888, Hancock Co, TN; m. DORA COLLINS; b. November 22, 1892, Hancock Co, TN; d. May 07, 1982.

iv. FRED MULLINS, b. Abt. 1890, Hancock Co, TN; m. GETTY COLLINS, Bef. 1908.

 

Notes for FRED MULLINS:

Fred & Gettie had migrated to Savannah, MO. with their children in 1919, and later settled in rural Oregon, MO. At the Oregon home Fred farmed tobacco.

 

 

 

More About GETTY COLLINS:

Burial: Fillmore, MO

Cause of Death: stroke

 

v. ALICE MULLINS, b. June 27, 1887, VA; d. October 13, 1962, Harrogate, Claiborne Co., TN; m. ANDREW JACKSON MULLINS, Abt. 1905, TN01; b. October 01, 1870, Hancock Co, TN; d. November 13, 1920, Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for ANDREW JACKSON MULLINS:

Andrew was shot and killed.

 

 

More About ANDREW JACKSON MULLINS:

Cause of Death: gunshot

 

 

51. GEORGE4 MISER (MARGARET3 COLLINS, SIMEON2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1860 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 1922 in Hancock Co, TN. He married (1) CATHERINE BOLEN May 02, 1879 in Hancock Co, TN. She was born Abt. 1858. He married (2) ELISABETH MISER October 06, 1881 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of PETER MISER and POLLY GIBSON. She was born Abt. 1862.

 

Notes for GEORGE MISER:

I'm not sure if this is the same George Miser who married Catherine Bolen.

Child of GEORGE MISER and CATHERINE BOLEN is:

i. MARY E5 MISER, b. Abt. 1880.

 

Children of GEORGE MISER and ELISABETH MISER are:

ii. DOLLIE5 MISER, b. 1882, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1949, Hancock Co, TN; m. FRANK GIBSON.

iii. JAMES MISER, b. 1884, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1902, Hancock Co, TN; m. AMANDA BELL.

iv. BEDFORD MISER, b. 1886, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1935, Lee Co, VA; m. SALLY GIBSON.

v. LILLIE MISER, b. Abt. 1888, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1889, Hancock Co, TN.

vi. LAFAYETTE MISER, b. 1892, Hancock Co, TN; m. MATTIE COLLINS; b. April 1905.

vii. GRACE MISER, b. 1896, Hancock Co, TN; m. HAGAN COLLINS.

 

 

52. WILLIAM4 MULLINS (SARAH3 COLLINS, SIMEON2, VARDY1) was born in Hancock Co, TN. He married ETHIE COLLINS, daughter of ARDELL COLLINS and SARAH COLLINS.

 

Notes for WILLIAM MULLINS:

William was killed when a log rolled over him.

 

Children of WILLIAM MULLINS and ETHIE COLLINS are:

i. CONNECTICUT5 MULLINS.

ii. HASSIE MULLINS.

 

 

53. ANDREW JACKSON4 MULLINS (SARAH3 COLLINS, SIMEON2, VARDY1) was born October 01, 1870 in Hancock Co, TN, and died November 13, 1920 in Hancock Co, TN. He married ALICE MULLINS Abt. 1905 in TN01, daughter of JEREMIAH MULLINS and OLIVE MISER. She was born June 27, 1887 in VA, and died October 13, 1962 in Harrogate, Claiborne Co., TN.

 

Notes for ANDREW JACKSON MULLINS:

Andrew was shot and killed.

 

 

More About ANDREW JACKSON MULLINS:

Cause of Death: gunshot

Children of ANDREW MULLINS and ALICE MULLINS are:

i. MATTIELEE5 MULLINS, b. June 27, 1906, Hancock Co, TN; d. January 15, 1996, Harrogate, Claiborne Co., TN; m. (1) PAUL MAPLES; m. (2) WILLIAM BOLINGER.

ii. WILLIAM HENRY MULLINS, b. Abt. 1908, Hancock Co, TN; d. January 15, 1998, Harrogate, Claiborne Co., TN.

iii. NOLA MAE MULLINS, b. January 01, 1910, Hancock Co, TN; d. April 04, 1999, Harrogate, Claiborne Co., TN.

iv. BONNIE GOLDIE MULLINS, b. February 07, 1912, Hancock Co, TN; d. April 18, 1982, Toledo, OH; m. WOODROW FOWLER, October 16, 1937, Monroe, MI; b. October 29, 1912, Harrogate, Claiborne Co., TN; d. October 21, 1993, Leesburg, Lake Co., FL.

v. LUTHER POE MULLINS, b. December 10, 1915, Hancock Co, TN; d. April 27, 1948, Tazewell, Claiborne Co., TN; m. DELLA COSBY, April 08, 1939.

vi. OLEN QUINTEN MULLINS, b. July 20, 1920, Hancock Co, TN; d. September 06, 1984, Toledo, OH.

vii. MARY LEE MULLINS, b. June 21, 1921, Harrogate, Claiborne Co., TN; m. FLOYD PANTHER, December 26, 1953, Flat Rock, Monroe Co., MI.

 

 

54. MONROE4 COLLINS (HOWARD3, SIMEON2, VARDY1) was born April 04, 1865 in Hancock Co, TN, and died June 25, 1913 in St. Marks Hospital, Murray, UT. He married ELIZABETH ANN DAVIES in Salt Lake City, UT.

 

Notes for MONROE COLLINS:

Monroe (under the name William James Collins) served in The Spanish American War. Enlisted 5-5-1898 Utah Light Artillery Battery B.

 

 

More About MONROE COLLINS:

Burial: Murray City Cem., Murray, UT

 

More About ELIZABETH ANN DAVIES:

Burial: Murray City Cem., Murray, UT

Children of MONROE COLLINS and ELIZABETH DAVIES are:

i. HOWARD MONROE5 COLLINS, b. June 01, 1902, Murray, UT; d. April 19, 1976, Murray, UT; m. PRISCILLA HARRIET YATES, October 06, 1926, Lehi, UT.

 

More About HOWARD MONROE COLLINS:

Burial: Murray City Cem., Murray, UT

 

ii. ORVAL COLLINS, b. August 07, 1905, Murray, UT; d. June 13, 1912, Murray, UT.

 

Notes for ORVAL COLLINS:

Orval was ran over by a train and had his legs cut off while trying to hop on the train.

 

 

More About ORVAL COLLINS:

Burial: Murray City Cem., Murray, UT

 

iii. ELVIRA COLLINS, b. November 20, 1908, Murray, UT; d. December 17, 1988, Murray, UT.

 

Notes for ELVIRA COLLINS:

Described in the Will Grohse Papers; "...pretty, dark haired, inclined to be thin as a child..."

 

 

More About ELVIRA COLLINS:

Burial: Murray City Cem., Murray, UT

 

iv. HARVEY COLLINS, b. April 11, 1914, Murray, UT; d. December 14, 1992, Murray, UT.

 

Notes for HARVEY COLLINS:

Harvey had no children.

 

 

 

55. CORAH4 COLLINS (HOWARD3, SIMEON2, VARDY1) was born December 08, 1868 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1902 in Coatesville, Ind?. She married (1) BOYD STEWART. She married (2) LUCAS COLLINS November 20, 1886 in Hancock Co, TN, son of ELCANA COLLINS and MINERVA GOODMAN. He was born Aft. 1855 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 1900. She married (3) ELMER STEWART Aft. 1901.

Children of CORAH COLLINS and LUCAS COLLINS are:

i. BOYD5 COLLINS.

ii. JOHN COLLINS.

iii. MACK COLLINS.

iv. PAIGE COLLINS.

v. RILLY COLLINS.

vi. PEARL COLLINS, b. Aft. 1886.

 

 

56. KYRIE4 COLLINS (HOWARD3, SIMEON2, VARDY1) was born March 13, 1870 in Hancock Co, TN. She married TENNESSEE GOINS February 15, 1893 in Hancock Co, TN, son of LYDIA ?.

 

Notes for KYRIE COLLINS:

"Shorter, slighter than her sister Docia" - WGP.

"Kyrie Collins Goins showed Indian blood strongly. After her son Mathias was killed, Kyrie's whole personality changed. She was mad at everybody, particularly any of the Presbyterians.

 

"Tennessee and Kyrie were divorced, and she was remarried to an 80-year-old man from Knoxville. Following the death of her son, she was never right in

her mind afterward. At times she would do some bad things, such as the time she urinated on one of the girls of the community. She was sentenced to 60 days

in jail for this. She served about half of the sentence. She would publicly curse anyone who showed friendship for the Wardell Collins family." - Rev. Arthur Taylor

 

 

 

Notes for TENNESSEE GOINS:

"He was a farmer-carpenter, light complexioned, fairly tall, heavy shoulders, prominent nose. He was inclined to play very mean tricks on anyone he came

in contact with, especially Mr. and Mrs. George Allen Johnson. - Rev. Arthur Taylor.

Tennessee and Kyrie were later divorced.

 

 

More About TENNESSEE GOINS:

Cause of Death: Phlebitis & old age

Children of KYRIE COLLINS and TENNESSEE GOINS are:

i. FLORA5 GOINS, b. February 12, 1893; d. October 31, 1960, St. Charles, VA; m. LUTHER DAVIDSON; d. April 06, 1938, Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for FLORA GOINS:

Flora died on Halloween night, about 1960, according to William P. Grohse. "Some boys scared her, and she fell over dead. She was fair, had blue eyes and black hair."

 

 

Notes for LUTHER DAVIDSON:

Luther Davidson died of pneumonia April 6, 1938, and his brother Hobert Davidson also died of pneumonia on the same day.

 

 

More About LUTHER DAVIDSON:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

 

ii. MOLLIE GOINS, b. July 20, 1895.

iii. JULIA GOINS, b. June 1897.

iv. MATHIAS GOINS, b. November 1900; d. 1932, Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for MATHIAS GOINS:

Was shot and killed by Wardell Collins, according to the Grohse Papers.

 

More About MATHIAS GOINS:

Cause of Death: shot to death

 

v. LILLIE GOINS, b. Abt. 1902.

 

Notes for LILLIE GOINS:

Lillie was killed in a car accident, according to the Grohse Papers.

 

 

More About LILLIE GOINS:

Cause of Death: car wreck

 

 

57. CARRIE4 COLLINS (HOWARD3, SIMEON2, VARDY1) was born March 24, 1873 in Hancock Co, TN, and died January 15, 1940 in Hancock Co, TN. She married (1) LEE HAM COLLINS, son of BAILEY COLLINS and MELISSA RHEA. She married (2) CLAY MISER Bef. 1908, son of HAMILTON MISER and AMELIA COLLINS. He was born January 02, 1883 in Hancock Co, TN, and died November 02, 1928 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for CARRIE COLLINS:

"Inclined to be slighter than her sisters." - WGP

 

 

More About CARRIE COLLINS:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Cause of Death: old age

 

Notes for CLAY MISER:

The Grohse Papers also say that Clay died on 11/12/1925

 

More About CLAY MISER:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Cause of Death: Liver diease

Children of CARRIE COLLINS and LEE COLLINS are:

i. BERTHA5 COLLINS.

ii. DORA COLLINS, b. November 22, 1892, Hancock Co, TN; d. May 07, 1982; m. GROVER MULLINS; b. June 03, 1888, Hancock Co, TN.

 

 

58. SARAH4 COLLINS (MCKINLEY3, SIMEON2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1872. She married ARDELL COLLINS February 01, 1890 in Hancock Co, TN, son of ELCANA COLLINS and MINERVA GOODMAN. He was born Bet. 1865 - 1869.

Children of SARAH COLLINS and ARDELL COLLINS are:

i. ETHIE5 COLLINS, m. WILLIAM MULLINS; b. Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for WILLIAM MULLINS:

William was killed when a log rolled over him.

 

 

ii. ELIZABETH COLLINS, m. CALLAWAY COLLINS.

iii. PETTYBONE COLLINS.

 

Notes for PETTYBONE COLLINS:

Lived in Knoxville. Described as "wild" in his younger days, he later became a Holiness Preacher.

 

 

iv. ABRAHAM COLLINS.

 

Notes for ABRAHAM COLLINS:

Abraham was crippled since an early age and never married.

 

v. DILLIE COLLINS, m. GEORGE MARION.

 

Notes for DILLIE COLLINS:

Dillie and George lived in Scottsburg, Ind.

 

Notes for GEORGE MARION:

George was from Powell's Mt.

 

vi. OLLIE COLLINS, m. FRED SEALS.

vii. MATTIE COLLINS.

 

Notes for MATTIE COLLINS:

I'm not sure if this is the same Mattie Collins that married Lafayette Miser.

 

viii. CHARLIE COLLINS, b. Hancock Co, TN; m. ELSIE COLLINS.

 

Notes for CHARLIE COLLINS:

Charlie was killed on March 13, 1921, by Lee Rhea, after swearing revenge on the Rheas after they had injured his father with a shotgun blast.

 

 

 

59. NANCY4 COLLINS (BATY3, ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born August 15, 1881 in Hancock Co, TN, and died December 06, 1961 in Sparta, Ill. She married LOGAN MISER August 25, 1898 in Hancock Co, TN, son of HAMILTON MISER and AMELIA COLLINS. He was born October 12, 1878 in Hancock Co, TN, and died July 11, 1939 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for NANCY COLLINS:

Nancy was described as "medium tall, fleshy, light or red complexioned, plenty of brown hair, grey eyes". (WGP). She died in Sparta, Ill while on a visit, from a stroke and diabetes.

 

 

More About NANCY COLLINS:

Cause of Death: Diabetes

 

Notes for LOGAN MISER:

"Logan was medium tall, thin, blue-eyed, but fairly dark." (WGP)

 

 

More About LOGAN MISER:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Cause of Death: TB

 

Marriage Notes for NANCY COLLINS and LOGAN MISER:

Logan and Nancy spent the first 11 years of their married life with Logan's uncle, Frank Collins, at his farm on top of Newman's Ridge.

 

Children of NANCY COLLINS and LOGAN MISER are:

i. CHESTER LOGAN5 MISER, b. March 10, 1924; d. December 16, 1925, Hancock Co, TN.

 

More About CHESTER LOGAN MISER:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Cause of Death: measles

 

ii. GRACE LOIS MISER, b. July 30, 1899, Hancock Co, TN; m. ARTHUR TAYLOR, September 15, 1917; d. November 01, 1949, Swanwick, Ill.

 

Notes for ARTHUR TAYLOR:

Rev. Taylor was a graduate of Lane Theological Seminary in Cincinnatti, OH, and was a Presbyterian minister. When in Hancock Co, Taylor compiled a genealogical study of many Melungeon families, which is where much of this information comes from. He was killed by a large truck in front of his home at Swanwick, IL on Nov. 1, 1949.

 

 

 

iii. LILIAN MARGARET MISER, b. April 08, 1901, Hancock Co, TN; d. November 08, 1973, Hancock Co, TN; m. WILLIAM PAUL GROHSE, October 10, 1931, Hancock Co, TN.

iv. ROY BROUTOM MISER, b. December 19, 1902, Hancock Co, TN; m. LEONA TUDOR, November 25, 1926.

v. MAE THOMPSON MISER, b. February 22, 1905, Hancock Co, TN; m. (1) BENJAMEN WELCH; m. (2) PETER KNOKE, November 19, 1929.

vi. OPPIE NEALSON MISER, b. Abt. 1907.

vii. WALTER NEALSON MISER, b. November 25, 1909, Hancock Co, TN; d. August 06, 1964, Litchfield, Ill; m. DORA CANDLE, Abt. 1931, Chester, Ill.

viii. EDITH MISER, b. April 03, 1911, Hancock Co, TN; m. (1) EDGAR ROTH, Chester, Ill; m. (2) CLYDE RADFORD.

ix. ERNEST RANDALL MISER, b. July 09, 1913, Hancock Co, TN; d. February 23, 1954; m. PEARL TRENT, August 24, 1933, Hancock Co, TN?.

x. CLARIBEL GARRON MISER, b. November 07, 1915, Hancock Co, TN; m. DANIEL BOONE HORTON, Aft. 1931.

 

Notes for DANIEL BOONE HORTON:

Dan was a Spanish-American War Vet.

 

 

 

xi. GLADYS RECTOR MISER, b. March 13, 1918, Hancock Co, TN; m. RUDOLPH FEEGLE, Chester, Ill.

xii. CARL MISER, b. June 06, 1920; d. March 03, 1921.

 

More About CARL MISER:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Cause of Death: measles

 

xiii. FLORENCE MARIE MISER, b. May 06, 1921, Hancock Co, TN; d. June 14, 1936, Hancock Co, TN?; m. HENRY FORD WILLIAMS.

xiv. CECIL RANKIN MISER, b. January 15, 1928, Hancock Co, TN; m. POLLY HORTON, November 03, 1948, Tazewell, Claiborne Co., TN.

 

 

60. VARD4 COLLINS (ARMISTEAD3, ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1853 in Hancock Co, TN, and died in Hyden, KY. He met (1) JUDE COLLINS. He married (2) POLLY JOHNSON June 18, 1876 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of JAMES JOHNSON and LYDIA BIRD. She was born Abt. 1856.

Child of VARD COLLINS and JUDE COLLINS is:

i. GEORGE5 COLLINS, m. VICKIE GIBSON.

 

Children of VARD COLLINS and POLLY JOHNSON are:

ii. WILLIAM5 COLLINS.

iii. ELLIOT COLLINS.

iv. GARFIELD COLLINS, b. September 18, 1888; d. September 13, 1927.

v. NANCY COLLINS.

vi. CREDY COLLINS.

 

 

61. BRANHAM4 COLLINS (ARMISTEAD3, ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1854 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Aft. 1932 in Hancock Co, TN. He married (1) LUSANNA COLLINS, daughter of VARDY COLLINS and ELIZABETH MAXIE. She was born Abt. 1861 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1940 in Hancock Co, TN. He married (2) MARTHA COLLINS, daughter of VARDY COLLINS and ELIZABETH MAXIE. She was born Abt. 1860 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Bef. 1921 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for BRANHAM COLLINS:

Lived near the Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, but then moved over to Blackwater Creek in VA(?). After the death of his 1st wife, Martha, he married her sister, Lusanna, but had no children with her. He got sick and died ca. 1932. His mother-in-law was living at his house at the time, and they both died within months of each other.

 

 

Notes for LUSANNA COLLINS:

Married her brother-in-law, Branham Collins, after her sister Martha died. According to the Grohse Papers, "She died old and broken down woman ca 1940".

 

Notes for MARTHA COLLINS:

Belonged to Sulphur Springs Baptist Church.

 

Children are listed above under (42) Martha Collins.

 

62. ELIZABETH4 COLLINS (ARMISTEAD3, ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born 1857 in Hancock Co, TN, and died in Knox Co., TN?. She married JOHN HOLT, son of ? HOLT and ? SUMPTER.

Children of ELIZABETH COLLINS and JOHN HOLT are:

i. SCOTT5 HOLT.

ii. MATTIE HOLT.

iii. CHARLIE HOLT.

 

 

63. KAINEY4 COLLINS (ARMISTEAD3, ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born 1858 in Hancock Co, TN, and died October 10, 1936 in Hancock Co, TN. He married DARTHULA COLLINS January 29, 1880 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of VARDY COLLINS and ELIZABETH MAXIE. She was born Abt. 1855 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Bet. 1900 - 1910.

 

Notes for KAINEY COLLINS:

Served in Co. K., 2nd TN Inf during Spanish-American War for about 10 months. His wife, Darthula was his 3rd cousin. He was called "Young Cainey". He served as Deputy Sheriff for a while. Was a moonshiner when young, but later in life he converted and became an elder at Vardy Presbyterian Church. Late in his life he went to a Baptist Church that was near his home.

 

 

Children are listed above under (41) Darthula Collins.

 

64. JAMES L.4 COLLINS (ARMISTEAD3, ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1860 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1914 in Hyden, KY. He married (1) ? AUSBEN. He married (2) VICTORIA GIBSON October 16, 1881 in Hancock Co, TN?, daughter of BOONE GIBSON and BARB COLLINS. She was born January 19, 1862.

Children of JAMES COLLINS and VICTORIA GIBSON are:

i. SHERM5 COLLINS.

ii. MOLLIE COLLINS.

iii. ROSA COLLINS.

 

 

65. BULIE4 GIBSON (BARB3 COLLINS, ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1853. He married LIZ COLLINS, daughter of BEN COLLINS and JANE ?.

 

Notes for LIZ COLLINS:

The Grohse papers list Liz as a child of Ben Collins, but the name dosnt appear in the household in any of the censuses. Could this be the "Polly" that was listed in 1860?

Child of BULIE GIBSON and LIZ COLLINS is:

i. WYLIE5 GIBSON, m. ROSE KINDER.

 

Notes for ROSE KINDER:

Rose may have been married to a Williams first.

 

 

 

66. MARGARET4 GIBSON (BARB3 COLLINS, ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born Bet. 1855 - 1865 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1930 in Hancock Co, TN. She met (1) FRANK MISER. She married (2) ELBERT SEXTON Aft. 1880, son of SOLOMON SEXTON and LAURA COLLINS. He was born Abt. 1856 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 1904 in Hancock Co, TN.

Child of MARGARET GIBSON and FRANK MISER is:

i. CLAY5 SEXTON, b. Aft. 1905.

 

Children are listed above under (44) Elbert Sexton.

 

67. VICTORIA4 GIBSON (BARB3 COLLINS, ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born January 19, 1862. She married JAMES L. COLLINS October 16, 1881 in Hancock Co, TN?, son of ARMISTEAD COLLINS and ELIZA REED. He was born Abt. 1860 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1914 in Hyden, KY.

Children are listed above under (64) James L. Collins.

 

68. CHANIE4 COLLINS (PRESH3, ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1854. She married JOSEPH COLLINS October 04, 1877 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for JOSEPH COLLINS:

Children of CHANIE COLLINS and JOSEPH COLLINS are:

i. LOUELLA5 COLLINS, b. Bef. January 19, 1882, Hancock Co, TN; d. August 28, 1962, Hancock Co, TN; m. SHELBY WILLIAMS, Abt. 1898.

 

Notes for LOUELLA COLLINS:

The Grohse Papers list Louella's birthday as January 19, 1882, but she is listed in the 1880 Hancock Co Census as being 5/12 of a year old.

 

ii. MOSSIE COLLINS, b. Abt. 1883; m. ROBERT MULLINS; b. Abt. 1886.

iii. CORDA COLLINS, b. Abt. 1885; d. Abt. 1970.

 

 

69. ALICE4 COLLINS (PRESH3, ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1870 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1950 in Hancock Co, TN. She married JEREMIAH MULLINS Aft. 1895, son of JAMES MULLINS and LINDY GIBSON. He was born Abt. 1845.

 

Notes for JEREMIAH MULLINS:

Jerry was a Pvt. with Co. B., 50th VA Conf. Inf., during the Civil War . If the info I have is true, he must have fought on the opposite side from his father and brother!

 

Children of ALICE COLLINS and JEREMIAH MULLINS are:

i. ROSA5 MULLINS, b. March 02, 1898; m. LEWIS ALDER, Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for ROSA MULLINS:

Went to Pesbyterian School at Hot Springs, NC for 2 years. She m. the school teacher, Lewis ADLER (ALDER?), in Vardy, Hancock Co., TN.

 

 

 

Notes for LEWIS ALDER:

Lewis apparently taught at the Presbyterian School in Hot Springs, NC. Lewis later became a mail carrier, for 14 years. They lived just below the VA line.

 

 

ii. EVA MULLINS, b. September 30, 1900; m. ELMER GORDON.

 

Notes for EVA MULLINS:

Went to Presbyterian School at Hot Springs for 4 years. She taught school for 2 years. She graduated from Hot Springs and Sneedville schools. She worked in Cincinatti and Ft. Thomas, KY. She m.Elmer GORDON.Lived in Cincinatti.

 

 

 

iii. RHODA MULLINS, b. October 11, 1902; m. CURTIS TRUITT, Bef. 1928.

 

Notes for RHODA MULLINS:

Rhoda went 4 years to Hot Springs Presbyterian School.

 

iv. JULIA MULLINS, b. November 04, 1904; m. LOYD SIZEMORE, November 1929, Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for LOYD SIZEMORE:

Loyd may have been a PARKS.

 

v. ELIZABETH FAYE MULLINS, b. August 13, 1908; m. ALBERT MULLINS; b. April 10, 1915, Hancock Co, TN; d. June 23, 1969, Hancock Co, TN.

 

More About ALBERT MULLINS:

Cause of Death: diabetes

 

vi. RUSSELL MULLINS, b. August 09, 1911; d. 1918.

vii. ROY MULLINS, b. Abt. 1913; d. Abt. 1913.

viii. BLANCHE MULLINS, b. Abt. 1915, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1915, Hancock Co, TN.

 

 

70. LUCAS4 COLLINS (ELCANA3, ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born Aft. 1855 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 1900. He married CORAH COLLINS November 20, 1886 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of HOWARD COLLINS and JANE MULLINS. She was born December 08, 1868 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1902 in Coatesville, Ind?.

Children are listed above under (55) Corah Collins.

 

71. ARDELL4 COLLINS (ELCANA3, ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born Bet. 1865 - 1869. He married (2) SARAH COLLINS February 01, 1890 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of MCKINLEY COLLINS and NANCY STACY. She was born Abt. 1872.

Child of ARDELL COLLINS is:

i. ETHIE5 COLLINS.

 

Children are listed above under (58) Sarah Collins.

 

72. LUCY4 COLLINS (ELCANA3, ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born Bet. 1872 - 1875 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 1921. She married PEN ANDERSON, son of JANE ANDERSON.

Children of LUCY COLLINS and PEN ANDERSON are:

i. MARTHA5 ANDERSON.

ii. FRANK ANDERSON.

iii. JESSE ANDERSON.

iv. MARY ANDERSON.

v. ROEBUCK ANDERSON.

 

 

73. SARAH4 COLLINS (FLOYD3, ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1872. She married MILTON CRUISE.

 

Notes for SARAH COLLINS:

Sarah moved West with her husband Milton, but had to come back for her health. Lived with her half sister, Getty Collins, and her husband Freddy Mullins in Missouri.

 

Child of SARAH COLLINS and MILTON CRUISE is:

i. PAULINE5 CRUISE.

 

Notes for PAULINE CRUISE:

Pauline attended Presbyterian school in Asheville, NC, at Pease House and Home School.

 

 

 

74. MELBURN4 COLLINS (FLOYD3, ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1875, and died Bet. 1911 - 1915 in Hancock Co, TN. He married (1) MINTY LONG, daughter of JOE LONG and PATSY MAXIE. She died 1905. He married (2) LAURA BELL Aft. 1902, daughter of BURDINE BELL and ELIZABETH O'DELL. She was born Aft. 1880.

 

Notes for MINTY LONG:

Mintie died in childbirth according to her descendant Glenda Jeffers.

 

More About MINTY LONG:

Burial: Gollihon Cem., Hancock Co., TN

 

Notes for LAURA BELL:

According to info from Glenda Jeffers, a descendant of Melburn's, Laura moved to Smeinole, OK after Mel died to be near relatives. She was a cousin of Mintie Long's.

Children of MELBURN COLLINS and MINTY LONG are:

i. MACY5 COLLINS.

ii. ROSALINE COLLINS.

iii. CHARLIE COLLINS.

iv. JOE COLLINS.

 

 

75. ALEX4 GOINS (JOHN3, ETHIE2 COLLINS, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1875. He married AMERICA COLLINS, daughter of BRANHAM COLLINS and MARTHA COLLINS.

Child of ALEX GOINS and AMERICA COLLINS is:

i. FANNIE5 GOINS, m. GEORGE MOORE.

 

Notes for GEORGE MOORE:

George was a veteran of WWI (Pvt, Co G 331 Inf.)

 

 

More About GEORGE MOORE:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Cause of Death: Lung problems

 

 

76. FREELING4 GOINS (JOHN3, ETHIE2 COLLINS, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1879. He married MAGGIE MASSINGALE.

Children of FREELING GOINS and MAGGIE MASSINGALE are:

i. ECKLE5 GOINS, b. June 02, 1905, Hancock Co, TN; d. April 1976; m. BESSIE LEE FIELDS.

ii. IDA MAE GOINS, b. Abt. 1907.

iii. WILLAIM H. GOINS, b. Abt. 1909.

 

 

77. BUCHANON4 GOINS (ALFRED3, ETHIE2 COLLINS, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1853. He married BETTY GOINS Abt. 1884, daughter of JOHN GOINS and KATE WILLIAMS. She was born Abt. 1857 in TN.

Children of BUCHANON GOINS and BETTY GOINS are:

i. GEORGE5 GOINS, b. Abt. 1877.

ii. JULIA ANN GOINS, b. Abt. 1878.

iii. MARTHA GOINS, b. Abt. 1880.

iv. ALFRED GOINS, b. September 01, 1886.

v. THOMAS GOINS, b. March 16, 1888.

 

 

78. THOMAS4 GOINS (ALFRED3, ETHIE2 COLLINS, VARDY1) was born March 08, 1862 in Hancock Co, TN, and died October 12, 1933 in Letcher Co., KY. He married NANCY COLLINS October 27, 1884 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of CONOWAY COLLINS and ELIZABETH WILLIAMS. She was born May 08, 1869 in Hancock Co, TN, and died November 20, 1942 in Letcher Co., KY.

 

Notes for THOMAS GOINS:

According to the Gowen Foundation, Thomas' descendant, Cora Sergent Goins, reported that Thomas Goins was working on a rocky hillside, hoeing corn when he declared, "If I live 'til this day is over, I will leave this place and never hoe

corn on this hill again." They moved to Lee County, Virginia the next day. In 1900 they lived in Virginia and in 1901 in Kentucky. Much of the information for Thomas Goins' family came from the above listed source, and is unverified.

 

 

More About THOMAS GOINS:

Burial: Thornton, KY

 

More About NANCY COLLINS:

Burial: Thornton, KY

Children of THOMAS GOINS and NANCY COLLINS are:

i. EMILY5 GOINS, b. September 18, 1885, TN; d. Knott Co., KY; m. WASH FERGUSON, Abt. 1903.

 

More About EMILY GOINS:

Burial: Carr Creek Cem., Knott Co., KY

 

ii. ROSA GOINS, b. November 21, 1888, TN; d. November 1965, Letcher Co., KY; m. RICHARD VANCE, Abt. 1907.

 

More About ROSA GOINS:

Burial: Letcher Co., KY

 

iii. CLAY GOINS, b. May 10, 1890, TN; d. August 12, 1975, Whitesburg, KY; m. LILLIE CRASE, Abt. 1919.

 

Notes for CLAY GOINS:

Clay was buried in Goins Cemetery located "on his homeplace, 1/4 mile out of Whitesburg, Kentucky," according to Patricia Ann Goins Rice, one of his descendants. Gowen Foundation.

 

More About CLAY GOINS:

Burial: Goins Cemetary, Whitesburg, KY

 

iv. GRANT GOINS, b. April 15, 1892, TN; d. May 15, 1924.

 

Notes for GRANT GOINS:

Grant was said to be unmarried.

 

v. LOUIS GOINS, b. March 12, 1894, TN; d. June 16, 1974, Letcher Co., KY; m. MARIE MASON.

vi. FANNIE GOINS, b. January 22, 1896, TN; m. MILLARD LUCAS, Abt. 1914.

vii. HASSIE GOINS, b. November 27, 1897, TN; d. Vico, KY; m. CALEB JOHNSON, Abt. 1916.

 

Notes for HASSIE GOINS:

She died at Vicco, Kentucky and was buried "in a cemetery between Vicco and Hazard, Kentucky," according to Patricia Ann Goins Rice (her descendant).

 

 

viii. CAS GOINS, b. September 29, 1900, Lee Co, VA; d. June 20, 1945, KY; m. RITTER JANE SERGENT, August 25, 1921.

 

Notes for CAS GOINS:

According to the Gowen Research Foundation, Cas was robbed and killed in the summer of 1945.

 

More About CAS GOINS:

Burial: Sergent Cemetary, Letcher Co., KY

 

More About RITTER JANE SERGENT:

Burial: Sergent Cemetary, Letcher Co., KY

 

ix. PEARLIE GOINS, b. June 05, 1901, KY; d. December 08, 1988, GA; m. JOHN PATTERSON, Abt. 1920.

x. WILLIAM GOINS, b. February 11, 1905; d. February 08, 1986, Letcher Co., KY; m. CORA SERGENT, Abt. 1928.

 

Notes for WILLIAM GOINS:

Died of cancer.

 

More About WILLIAM GOINS:

Burial: Thornton Cem., Letcher Co, KY

 

xi. NOAH GOINS, b. October 18, 1906, Bath Co, KY; d. April 24, 1969.

xii. HENRY GOINS, b. February 13, 1916, Letcher Co., KY; d. July 08, 1967, Letcher Co., KY; m. (1) RUBIE ?; m. (2) NOLIE ?.

 

More About HENRY GOINS:

Burial: Thornton Cem., Letcher Co., KY

 

 

79. SIMEON4 GOINS (ALFRED3, ETHIE2 COLLINS, VARDY1) was born March 06, 1897 in Hancock Co, TN, and died April 27, 1962 in Hancock Co, TN. He married MATTIE LONG Abt. 1924, daughter of DICK LONG and MALISSA GOODMAN. She was born October 20, 1895.

 

Notes for SIMEON GOINS:

In the Grohse Papers, Rev. Arthur Hamilton Taylor describes Simeon;

"Simeon is large, florid, lives in the old John and Mahala Mullins house

[1927]."

 

 

Notes for MATTIE LONG:

In the Grohse Papers, Rev. Arthur Taylor describes Mattie;

 

"Mattie is fairly large, has dark wavy hair and blue

eyes and a live appearance."

 

Child of SIMEON GOINS and MATTIE LONG is:

i. JULIA MARIE5 GOINS, b. May 29, 1929.

 

 

80. WILLIAM4 BIGGS (WILSON3, CLARKIA2 COLLINS, VARDY1) was born November 18, 1855 in Hancock Co, TN, and died November 16, 1938 in Knoxville, TN. He married (1) MARGARET COLLINS January 25, 1872. He married (2) BETTY JANE COLLINS September 08, 1875 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for WILLIAM BIGGS:

William and Jane moved all over East TN and the Carolinas, according to Becky Nelson. They lived in Knoxville, TN when they died.

 

 

More About WILLIAM BIGGS:

Burial: Edgewood Cem., Knoxville, TN

 

More About BETTY JANE COLLINS:

Burial: Edgewood Cem., Knoxville, TN

Children of WILLIAM BIGGS and BETTY COLLINS are:

i. CALDONIA5 BIGGS, m. JOHN HENRY MORGAN.

ii. EMMALINE BIGGS.

 

Notes for EMMALINE BIGGS:

Died in Knoxville, at 21.

 

 

iii. LAURA BIGGS, m. CALVIN PRICE.

iv. AMANDA JANE BIGGS, m. HORACE CONARD.

v. DELSIE ANN BIGGS, m. NOAH LEE RAMSEY.

vi. WAYMAN NELSON BIGGS, b. January 01, 1881; d. February 07, 1950, Knoxville, TN; m. LULA LEE JONES, June 04, 1904.

 

More About WAYMAN NELSON BIGGS:

Burial: Edgewood Cem., Knoxville, TN

 

More About LULA LEE JONES:

Burial: Edgewood Cem., Knoxville, TN