Saturday, July 6, 2013

Surname Saturday - COLLINS (England to Colonial Massachusetts)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.  


I am in the 7th great-grandmothers, I'm up to Ancestor #629, who is Sarah COLLINS (1678-1757) 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 7th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts].

My ancestral line back through three American generations of this COLLINS family line is:

1.  Randall J. Seaver (1943-living)

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)


18.  Edward Hildreth (1831-1899)
19.  Sophia Newton (1834-1923)


38.  Thomas J. Newton (ca 1800 - ????)
39.  Sophia Buck (1797-1882)

78.  Isaac Buck (1757-1847)
79.  Martha Phillips (1757-????)

156.  Isaac Buck (1732-????)
157.  Mary Richards (1733-????)


314:  Joseph Richards (1703-1748)
315.  Mary Bowden (1705-????)

628.  Crispus Richards, born 20 October 1681 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States; died 17 May 1763 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 1256. John Richards and 1247. Mary Brewer.  He married 21 December 1702 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.
629.  Sarah Collins, born 10 August 1678 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States; died Bef. 23 June 1757 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.  

Children of Crispus Richards and Sarah Collins are:
*  Joseph Richards (1703-1748), married 1726 Mary Bowden (1705-????)
*  Esther Richards (1705-????0, married 1723 Aaron Estes.
*  John Richards (1707-1758), married (1) 1733 Lydia Phillips (1714-17534), and (2) 1756 Katherine Burchstead (1732-????).
*  Sarah Richards (1709-????), married 1734 Henry Ingalls .
*  Hannah Richards (1711-1740), married 1738 John Sticker.
*  Mary Richards (1713-1758)
*  Deborah Richards (1715-????).

1258.  Joseph Collins, born about 1643 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States; died Bef. 02 November 1724 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.   He married in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.
1259.  Sarah Silsbee, born About 1646 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States; died 25 February 1681/82 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.  She was the daughter of 2518. Henry Silsbee and 2519. Dorothy.

Children of Joseph Collins and Sarah Silsbee are:
*  Sara Collins (1669-1669)
*  Joseph Collins (1671-1695)
*  Henry Collins (1673-1721)
*  Ann Collins (1675-1754, married 1691 Nathaniel Ingalls (1660-1737)
*  Dorothy Collins (1676-1730), married 1700 Robert Gray (????-1731)
*  Sarah Collins (1678-1757), married 1702 Crispus Richards (1681-1763)
*  Ester Collins (1680-????)

2516.  Henry Collins, born 1606 in Stepney, Middlesex, England; died 20 February 1686/87 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.  He married before 1629 in probably Stepney, Middlesex, England.
2517.  Ann, born 1605 in probably Stepney, Middlesex, England; died 29 September 1691 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Henry Collins and Ann are:
*  Henry Collins (1629-1722); married Mary Tolman (1632-1723)
*  John Collins (1632-1679); married Abigail Johnson (1644-1680)
*  Margery Collins (1633-1702); married 1656 Isaac Williams.
*  Hannah Collins (16356-????); married Nathaniel Ingersoll (1632-1718)
*  Mary Collins (1641-1682); married 1664 Samuel Johnson (1640-1723)
*  Joseph Collins (1643-1724); married (1) 1667 Sarah Silsbee (1646-1682); (2) 1684 Mariah Smith (1664-1724).
*  Riall Collins (1645-1681).
*  Elizabeth Collins (1647-1690); married 1666 John Tolman (1635-1725)
*  Benjamin Collins (1648-1711); married (1) 1673 Priscilla Kirtland (1648-1676); (2) 1677 Elizabeth Leach 

Astute readers will notice that the COLLINS surname was also last week's post - that's because 1258. Joseph Collins (1643-1724) married twice - first to Sarah Silsbee, and second to Mariah smith, and I have ancestry through both wives.


Information on these Collins families was obtained from:

1)  Caroline Martino and Marcia Lindberg, "Henry Collins of Lynn and his Descendants",The Essex Genealogist, starting Vol. 10, #3-4 (1990), Vol 11, #1-3 (1991), Vol 12 #4 (1992), 53 pages.

2)  A sketch for Henry Collins was published in the book by Robert Charles Anderson,The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, Volume II, C-F (Boston: NEHGS, 2001), pages 164-169; it contains original source references.

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