Collins Family

This information concerns five generations of the Collins family.
1700-2000

 • Individuals are listed chronologically, and those in red show the line of descent.
 • Connections of collateral lines to main lines are indicated by linked names.
 • Generations within a family are separated by a series of asterisks: * Generation # *.
 • Twins within a family are marked with a lozenge symbol (◊).
 • Unknown or unsubstantiated data are marked with blanks or with question marks.
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CAVEAT: Apart from census data, this information has not been confirmed by my personal research, and mistakes are likely present, so use at your discretion.

                   * Generation I *
    Levin born: (about 1784) in Sussex County, DE
married: Anna _?_ ( ) in GA?
children: Isaac P. [Martha _?_], Elizabeth [William Stephen Satterwhite], Nancy [James Monroe Culpepper], Mary [James Anderson D. Latham], Ann (Artemis) Ritty [Stephen Wilburn Hallmark],
John George [Rebecca Satterwhite], Seaborn Key [Elizabeth R. Satterwhite], Henry Wilburn [Lorena Edna Sturdivant]
died: (April 15, 1855) in Coffeeville (?), Upshur County, TX
buried:
census: On the 1820 census, he may have been in Burke County, GA, or Sussex County, DE; on the 1830 census, in _?_ GA; on the 1840 census, he was (age 50-60) with his wife in Troup County, GA; on the 1850 census, he was (age 66) with his wife in Troup County, GA
note: His obituary appeared in the Christian Index in 1855; his son John George Collins was named the administrator of his will (dated February 1, 1854) in Troup County, GA. Anna died (April 29, 1860) in Upshur County, TX, and her estate was probated by Stephen Hallmark, husband of her daughter Ann (Artemis) Ritty.

addendum: According to an item in the Columbus Enquirer by postmaster James Herring, a letter for Levin Collin remained in the LaGrange post office in Troup County, GA, as of December 31, 1833.

* Generation II *
    Isaac P.
(children of Levin Collins and Anna _?_)

born: (about 1810) in GA
married: Martha _?_ ( ) in
children: Nancy A., Jane C., Martha [Greer?], Isaac Levin [Elizabeth J. Hervick], John F., S. (♂), Lucretia J.
died: (1887) in Erath County, TX
buried:
Duffau Cemetery, Erath County, TX
census: On the 1850 census, he was (age 39) with his wife in Talledega County, AL; on the 1860 census, he was (age 50) with his wife in Harrison County, TX; on the 1870 census, he was (age 58) with his wife in Bosque County, TX; on the 1880 census, he was (age 70) with his wife in Bosque County, TX
note: His wife Martha (1815-1892) shares a double marker with him.

addendum: According to an item in the Columbus Enquirer by postmaster James Herring, letters for Isaac Collins remained in the LaGrange post office in Troup County, GA, as of January 1, 1835, and July 1, 1837.

    Elizabeth born: (about 1814) in GA
married: William Stephen Satterwhite (November 2, 1834) in Troup County, GA
children: Isaac Seaborn Collins [Louisa Harris Jackson], Nancy Ann R. [William A. Fuller], William H. [Sarah J. Ransom], J. W. C. (♂), Sarah J. [John R. Flournoy], Monroe G. [Lula H. Jeter] [ Martha E. (Mattie) _?_]
died: (1890) in Russell County, AL
buried:
Crawford Cemetery, Crawford, Russell County, AL
census: On the 1840 census, she was (age 20-30) with her husband in Troup County, GA; on the 1850 census, she was (age ) in Russell County, AL; on the 1860 census, she was (age 46) with her husband in Russell County, AL; on the 1870 census, she was (age __) with her husband in Russell County, AL; on the 1880 census, she was (age --) with her husband in Russell County, AL; on the 1900 census, her husband (age 82) was in the household of Mary and Joel Hancock in Russell County, AL
note: Her death notice (July 25, 1890) appeared in the Columbus Daily Enquirer. Her husband died (1901) in Crawford, Russell County, AL, and is buried in the Crawford Cemetery.
    Nancy born: (May 1, 1816) in GA
married: James Monroe Culpepper (December 22, 1842) in Troup County, GA
children: Elizabeth Ann Revels, William M. [Mary Elizabeth Tabitha Huff], John H., Martha A. Ritta, Early Greathouse [Nancy J. Gordy] [Savanah Pickren] [Eleanor A. Gresham Prather], Sarah Jane [Lankford], Samuel Bartley [Mary Ella Phillips], and James C. [Julie A. Gray] [Mattie E. _?_]
died: (May 21, 1860) in Harris County, GA
buried:
census: On the 1840 census, she was (age 20-30) with her parents in Troup County, GA; on the 1850 census, she was (age 34) with her husband in Harris County, GA; on the 1860 census, her husband (age 38) was a widower with eight children In Harris County, GA; on the 1870 census, he was (age 48) with his second wife in Harris County, GA; on the 1880 census, he was (age 55) with his second wife in Harris County, GA
note: Her husband married Mary Frances DeLoach (November 1, 1860), and they had nine additional children, according to a Culpepper family bible.
    Mary born: (about 1817) in GA
married: James Anderson D. Latham (May 25, 1838) in Troup County, GA
children: William Andrew (Andy), Mary Jane, James Riley, Nancy Ann (Kitty)
died: (about 1853) in
buried:
census:
note: When Mary died, her husband married Mary Susan Wilmouth Duke (January 23, 1853) in Russell County, AL, and had eight more children: Sarah Elizabeth, Frances Scoldin Nostic [J. C. Oxley], Moses Hardy [Nancy Millie Williams], Senia Manan, George Aaron [Martha Zular Snellings], James Milton [Mollie Beauregard Arthur], John Henry [Susan Jane Minyard], Martha Josephine, and Ophelia Wilmouth Evelyn. He is buried in
Hico Cemetery, Hico, Hamilton County, TX.

addendum: On the 1870 census, her son William (age 30) was in Hunt County, TX; on the 1880 census, William (age 39) was in Bell County, TX; on the 1880 census, Moses (age 22) and his sister Sarah M. (age 25) were in Johnson County, TX; on the 1900 census, Moses (age 42) was in Kaufman County, TX
    Ann (Artemis) Ritty born: (about 1818) in GA
married: Stephen Wilburn Hallmark ( March 29, 1835) in Troup Couny, GA
children: John Levin, Elijah Wilburn, Mary, Sarah R., Martha Jane [John Wesley Covin], Ann M., Cynthia B., and George W.
died: (September 18, 1894) in Caddo, Stephens County, TX?
buried:
Center Hill Cemetery, Atoka County, OK
census: On the 1840 census, she was (age 20-30) with her husband in Troup County, GA; on the 1850 census, she was (age 31) with her husband in Russell County, AL; on the 1860 census, she was (age 42) with her husband in Harrison County, TX; on the 1870 census, she was (age 52) with her husband in Upshur County, TX; on the 1880 census, she was (age 62) with her husband in Hunt County, TX
note: Her husband was the administrator of her mother's estate (1860) in Upshur County, TX. He died (June 8, 1894) In TX. The Caddo Banner of September 21, 1894, reported: "Old lady Holmark, aged 70, who lived 12 miles east of this place, fell dead Wednesday while milking the cows."

addendum: On the 1880 census, her father's birthplace was listed as Delaware; her mother's, as Maryland.
    John George born: (about 1820) in GA
married: Rebecca Satterwhite (August 5, 1843) in Harris County, GA
children: William M. [Martha (Mattie) Edwards], James L. [Sarah Jane (Sally) Thornton], John T. G. [_?_] [Emaline M. _?_], Nancy E., Henry Wilburn [Susanna Elizabeth (Susan) Sumrall],
Isaac Newton [Jemima Emaline Butts]
died: (1879) in Erath County, TX
buried:
census: On the 1840 census, he was (age 15-20) with his parents in Troup County, GA; on the 1850 census, he was somewhere in GA, based on the birthplace of his son John T. G. (age 10 in 1860); on the 1860 census, he was (age 40) in Harrison County, TX. I have not found him on any census roll in 1870, but the tax roll of Bosque County, TX, has him listed in 1874 and 1875. He is listed on the Erath County, TX, tax roll from 1876 to 1879; on the 1880 census, his widow was (age 52) with her sons William M. and Isaac Newton in Erath County, TX; on the 1900 census, she was (age 72) with her son William M. in Wood County, TX; on the 1910 census, she was (age 82) with her son Henry Wilburn in Stephens County, TX.
note: His wife was the daughter of James Satterwhite and Elizabeth Manning; she appears on the tax record of Erath County, TX, in 1880, as Mrs. R. Collins.
    Seaborn Key born: (about 1830) in GA
married: Elizabeth R. Satterwhite (Septermber 8, 1852) in Troup County, GA
children: James, Rebecca Florence [Morrow], Adeline, Martha, Alzoda, Willie, Fannie, Lena, Lee Nora [William Wesley Wheeler], Joseph
died: (May 12, 1911) in Elk City, Beckham County, OK
buried:
Fairlawn Cemetery, Elk City, Beckham County, OK
census: On the 1840 census, he was (age 5-10) with his parents in Troup County, GA; on the 1850 census, he was (age 19) with his parents in Troup County, GA; on the 1860 census, he was (age 29) with his wife in Upshur County, TX; on the 1870 census, he was (age 37) with his wife in Marion County, TX; on the 1880 census, he was (age 49) with his wife in Hunt County, TX; on the 1900 census, he was (age 69) with his wife in Baylor County, TX; on the 1910 census, he was (age 78) with his wife in the household of his daughter and son-in-law, Nora and William Wesley Wheeler, in Beckham County, OK
note: His wife was the daughter of Elijah Satterwhite and Rebecca Manning.
    Henry Wilburn born: (January 29, 1833) in La Grange, Troup County, GA
married: Lorena Edna Sturdivant (December 13, 1853) in Troup County, GA?
children: Littleton Everett [Cora Payton], Henry Wilburn Jr [Minnie O. Morgan], Ella Lavonis [Andrew Lafayette Laird], Edna C. [Louis A. Marcoot]
died: (June 29, 1893) in Coleman County, TX
buried:
Coleman City Cemetery, Coleman, Coleman County, Texas
census: On the 1840 census, he was (age 5-10) with his parents in Troup County, GA; on the 1850 census, he was (age 17) with his parents in Troup County, GA; on the 1860 census, he was (age 29) with his wife in Upshur County, TX; on the 1870 census, he was (age 37) with his wife in Upshur County, TX; on the 1880 census, he was (age 47) with his wife in Upshur County, TX; on the 1900 census, his widow (age 65) was with her daughter and son-in-law, Edna and Louis A. Marcoot, in Coleman County, TX; on the 1910 census, his widow (age 74) was with her daughter and son-in-law, Edna and Louis A. Marcoot, in Coleman County, TX.
note:

* Generation III *
    William M.
(children of John George Collins and Rebecca Satterwhite)

born: (June, 1843) in GA
married: Martha (Mattie) Edwards (May 17, 1885) in Taylor County, TX
children: none
died: (between 1900-1910) in TX
buried:
census: On the 1860 census, he was (age 16) with his parents in Harrison County, TX; on the 1870 census, he was likely in Bosque County, TX; on the 1880 census, he was (age 36) with his mother Rebecca (age 52) and his brother Newton (age 21) in Erath County, TX; on the 1900 census, he was (age 56) widowed and with his mother in Wood County, TX
note: The marriage record in Taylor County, TX, was recorded just a few months before that of his brother Isaac Newton Collins and Jemima Emaline Butts.

    James L. born: (June,1846) in FL
married: Sarah Jane (Sally) Thornton (about 1863) in Upshur County, TX (?)
children: Martha M., Charles, Dorah, Mary, Frances, Lula Alameda [Wilson Ambrose Bradley], Joseph M., Julia A., Cind E.
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1860 census, he was (age 13) with his parents in Harrison County, TX; on the 1870 census, he was likely in Bosque County TX; on the 1880 census, he was (age 34) in Erath County, TX; on the 1900 census, he was (age 53) with his wife in Erath County, TX; on the 1910 census, he was (age 63) in Eastland County, TX
note: His wife was the daughter of Harrison Thornton and Matilda _?_.
    John T. G.
(Jack)
born: (about 1850) in GA
married: (a) _?_ ( ) in
                 (b) Emaline M. _?_ (about 1871) in
children: (a) Thomas M.
                 (b) July A., Jennie A., John L., Follie E., M. F. (♀), Walter J., Nettie, Joe, Thomas J.
died: (between1920-1930) in Wood County, TX?
buried:
census: On the 1860 census, he was (age 10) with his parents in Harrison County, TX; on the 1870 census, he was likely in Bosque County, TX; on the 1880 census, he was (age 31) with his second wife in Upshur County, TX; on the 1900 census, he was (age 51) with his second wife in Wood County, TX; on the 1910 census, he was (age 61) with his second wife in Wood County, TX; on the 1920 census, he was (age 71) with his second wife in Wood County, TX
note: On the 1930 census, his sons Follie E. (age 45) and Walter J. (age 43) were in Wood County, TX.
    Nancy E. born: (about 1852) in AL
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1860 census, she was (age 8) with her parents in Harrison County, TX; on the 1870 census, she was likely in Bosque County, TX;
note:
    Henry Wilburn born: (November 25, 1855) in Upshur County, TX (?)
married: Susanna Elizabeth Sumrall (1875) in TX
children:
James Perry (Jim) [Lela Samantha Morton], Joseph Melvin [Blanche Langford], Ellis Monroe [Martha Alice Vick], Ella F. [David Crockett Goforth], Minnie Belle, Cora Leona [Walker], Earl Wilburn [Kate Jane Yocum], Willie, John E.
died: (December 31, 1932) in Stephens County, TX
buried: Acker Cemetery, about 6 miles N of Necessity, Stephens County, TX
census: On the 1860 census, he was (age 4) with his parents in Harrison County, TX; on the 1870 census, he was likely with his parents in Bosque County, TX; on the 1880 census, he was (age 24) with his wife in Bosque County, TX; on the 1900 census, he was (age 44) in Eastland County, TX; on the 1910 census, he was (age 54) with his wife in Stephens County, TX; on the 1920 census, he was (age 64) with his wife in Stephens County, TX; on the 1930 census, he was (age 74) with his wife in Eastland County, TX.
note:
    Isaac Newton
(Newton)
born: (about 1859) in Bluff Springs, Harrison County, TX
married:
Jemima Emaline Butts (August 24, 1885) in Taylor County, TX
children:
Arthur Elmo, Viola Bell, Nancy Ann (Nina), John Thomas
died: (November 27, 1894) in San Antonio, Bexar County, TX (?)
buried: It is alleged that he is buried in City Cemetery No. 3, San Antonio, Bexar County, TX, but the city sexton's records do not support the notion. More likely he is buried in Mason County, TX.
census: On the 1860 census, he was (age 1) with his parents in Harrison County, TX; on the 1870 census, he was likely in Bosque County, TX; on the 1880 census, he was (age 21) with his mother in Erath County, TX; He is listed on the tax rolls of Taylor County, TX, as early as 1884 and as late as 1892; in 1893 he appears on the tax roll of Mason County, TX, and for the last time in 1894.
note:

* Generation IV *
    Arthur Elmo
(children of Isaac Newton Collins and Jemimah Emeline Butts)

born: (March 28, 1888) in Cedar Gap, Taylor County, TX
married: (a)
Elizabeth Evaline Lewis (between 1910-1914) in Texas
                 (b) Clara Cravey Robison (May 5, 1917) in Kendall County, TX
children: (a) Willa Mae (Billie)
                 (b) Clara Belle, Faye Lorraine, Eunice Thelma Pearl
died: (April 28, 1967) in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, TX
buried: San Jose Burial Park, San Antonio, Bexar County, TX
census: On the 1900 census, he was (age 12) with with his siblings, his mother Emma, and his stepfather George Ake in San Saba County, TX; on the 1910 census, he was (age 22) with with his siblings, his mother Emma, and his stepfather George Ake in McCulloch County, TX; on the 1920 census, he was (age 32) with his second wife in Bexar County, TX; on the 1930 census, he was (age 42) with his second wife in Bexar County, TX; on the 1940 census, he was (age 52) with his second wife in Nueces County, TX
note: Evelyn or Evaline Lewis was the daughter of George W. Lewis and Leona Robison. On the the 1900 census, she was in Medina County, TX; in 1910, Concho County, TX; by 1920, she was deceased, but her daughter Willa Mae (Billie) was in Medina County, TX, with her maternal grandparents. She may have had two more children, boys named Melvin (?) and (?)

    Viola Bell born: (March 14, 1890) in Brady, McCulloch County, TX
married: Oscar Friedrich Heinrich Durst (September 10, 1902) in Brady, McCulloch County, TX (bk 4 pg 173)
children: Lois Mae [Everett Jiles Matthews], Minnie Bell [Joseph John Volz], Nadine Emmaline [Walter Doyle Ennis], Lola Esther [Elmer Vernon Rose], Virgil Oscar, Bernice Marie [Allan James Hancock]
died: (April 21, 1986) in San Antonio, Bexar County, TX
buried: San Fernado Cemetery #3, San Antonio, Bexar County, TX?
census: On the 1900 census, she was (age 10) with her siblings, her mother Emma, and her stepfather George Ake in San Saba County, TX; on the 1910 census, she was (age 20) in McCulloch County, TX; on the 1920 census, she was (age 29) with her husband in Gillespie County, TX; on the 1930 census, she was (age 40) with her husband in Bexar County, TX; on the 1940 census, she was (age 50) with her husband in Bexar County, TX
note:
    Nancy Ann
(Nina)
born: (December 16, 1891) in Brady, McCulloch County, TX
married: Robert Lee Shipman (February 28, 1909) in Brady, McCulloch County, TX (bk C pg 197)
children: Elbert, Leola M. (Zola), Robert Lee Jr (Bud), James S. (Jim), John L.
died: (February 6, 1983) in Hobbs, Lea County, NM
buried: Stacy Cemetery, Stacy, McCulloch County, TX (near Brady, TX)
census: On the 1900 census, she was (age 8) with her siblings, her mother Emma, and her stepfather George Ake in San Saba County, TX; on the 1910 census, she was (age 18) with her husband Lee Shipman in Coleman County, TX; on the 1920 census, she was (age 28) with her husband in McCulloch County, TX; on the 1930 census, she was (age 38) with her husband in McCulloch County, TX; on the 1940 census, she was (age 48) with her husband in McCulloch County, TX
note: When Jim accidentally shot and killed John, their grandmother, Emma Ake, died of a heart attack.
    John Thomas born: (November 25, 1893) in Pontotoc, Mason County, TX
married: Nancy Bell (Nellie) McCLane (July 21, 1915) in Brady, McCulloch County, TX (bk E pg 101)
children: Opal L. [Stanley Rabke], J. B., Newton William [Margaret Winona Johnson]
died: (August 5, 1971) in Tom Green County, TX
buried: Resthaven Cemetery, Brady, McCulloch County, TX
census: On the 1900 census, he was (age 5) with his siblings, his mother Emma, and his stepfather George Ake in San Saba County, TX; on the 1910, census, he was (age 16) his mother Emma, and his stepfather George Ake in McCulloch County, TX; on the 1920 census, he was (age 24) with his wife in McCulloch County, TX; on the 1930 census, he was (age 36) with his wife in McCulloch County, TX; on the 1940 census, he was (age 46) with his wife in McCulloch County, TX
note:

* Generation V *
    Willa Mae
(Billie)
(child of Arthur Elmo Collins and Evelyn Lewis)
born: (August 15, 1915) in Comfort, Kendall County, Texas
married: (a) Raymond Adolph Deres (March 31, 1934) in San Antonio, Bexar County, TX
                 (b) Milton Cornelius Alexander (April 28, 1947) in San Antonio, Bexar County, TX
                 (c) Raymond Adolph Deres (April 2, 1977) in San Antonio, Bexar County, TX
children: (a) none
                 (b) none
                 (c) none
died: (July 29, 1981) in San Antonio, Bexar County, TX
buried: Sunset Memorial Park, San Antonio, Bexar County, TX
census: On the 1940 census, she was divorced from Raymond Deres, who was with his parents in Bexar County, TX
note: Billie was divorced from Raymond A. Deres (November 1, 1937), but they remarried years later, when he was 64 and she was 61.
    Clara Belle
(children of Arthur Elmo Collins and Clara Cravey Robison)
born: (August 16, 1920) in San Antonio, Bexar County, TX
married: James Howard Cave (August 17, 1939) in San Antonio, Bexar County, TX
children: Howard Lee and Michael James
died: (July 6, 1979) in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, TX
buried: Memory Gardens Cemetery, Corpus Christi, Nueces County, TX
census: On the 1930 census, she was (age 9) listed with her parents in Bexar County, TX; on the 1940 census, she was (age 19) with her husband in Nueces County, TX
note:
    Faye Lorraine born: (August 26, 1927) in San Antonio, Bexar County, TX
married: Ivan Allen Gordon, Jr, (March 27, 1948) in San Antonio, Bexar County, TX
children: Linda Faye [Gary Reeder] and Allen Dale [Robyn] [Brenda]
died: (September 11, 1988) in San Antonio, Bexar County, TX
buried: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, TX
census: On the 1930 census, she was (age 2) listed with her parents in Bexar County, TX; on the 1940 census, she was (age 12) with her parents in Nueces County, TX
note:
    Eunice Thelma Pearl born: (June 14, 1929) in San Antonio, Bexar County, TX
married: William Troy (Bud) O'Neal ( ) in TX
children: William Troy Jr (Spud) and Melodye Ann [Mark Reeves]
died: (August 27, 1992) in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, TX
buried: Memory Gardens Cemetery, Corpus Christi, Nueces County, TX
census: On the 1930 census, she was (less that a year old) listed with her parents in Bexar County, TX; on the 1940 census, she was (age 10) with her parents in Nueces County, TX
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