(Page 88) COLLINS FAMILY WILLIAM COLLINS b ca 1720 , Pa or N J ? will made 11 Dec 1787, Nelson County, Ky., left wife, Ann. Spencer Collins, their son, b 1747, Pa., d 1821, will proved 5 Nov 1821, Bullit County, Ky, left wife, Jane. Served in Revolution from Virginia and received land in Jefferson County, Ky. (D A R Patriot List, 1966) Spencer Collins Jr b ca 1776, Pa., m 21 Feb 1797, Shelby County, Ky., Catherine Lucas, dau of Abraham Lucas. She was b 26 Mar 1775- 80 and d 1 Dec 1834, Putnam County, Indiana.He m (2) Elizabeth Turner, Putnam County, Ind. He removed to Indiana ca 1826. Abraha, L. Collins b 22 Sept 1800, Shelby County, Ky d 27 Dec 1862 m Mercer County, Mo and buried Collins Cemetery. He m 1 May 1821, Lydia Graham or Grimes? in Shelby County, Ky. He removed to Mercer County, Mo., after 1850. He and others of his family were very active in the Methodist Church. His chn., according to the 1850 census were: Amasa, 17; Lorenzo Dow b 15 Apr 1835; Julia A.,11; Abram, 10; William 9; Polly A 5 and Francis, 1. From Wm Yates, 1410 B 23rd St., Boulder Colo. 80302 who quoted these sources for his information: Public records of Shelby, Bullitt and Nelson Cos., Ky. Federal Census; Bible records of Spencer Collins and Catherine (Lucas) Collins as furnished by Mrs. L T Monnett of Okla- homa City and tombstone recs., etc. Missouri Cousins; A. Maxim Coppage III; McDowell Publications: Hartford, Kentucky; 1978.
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