Descendants of Vardy Collins

by
Kevin Mullins

Kevin's research is ongoing and he would like to hear from anyone
      with Newman's Ridge connections

klmullins_2000@yahoo.com


Updated July 3, 2009


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 ca 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.

 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 Newman’s Ridge, where he was  soon joined by others of his
race, and so
the Melungeons became a part of the inhabitants of Tennessee."

   Some researchers 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 had other children besides the ones listed below, perhaps with Peggy or with a previous wife.



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. Aug 1836, Hawkins Co., KY.
6.    v.    ALFRED COLLINS, b. Abt. 1810.
7.    vi.    ETHIE COLLINS, b. Abt. 1810, TN.
8.    vii.    CLARKIA COLLINS, b. 11 Feb 1812, Hawkins Co., TN (?); d. 07 Mar 1878, Lawrence Co., OH.


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:
10.    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.
11.    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:
12.    i.    LOTTIE3 COLLINS, b. Abt. 1848, TN.

    
Children of ALLEN COLLINS and RACHEL REED are:
13.    ii.    ELBE3 COLLINS, b. Jan 1822, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1905, Floyd Co., KY.
14.    iii.    PASCAL COLLINS, b. Abt. 1826, Hancock Co, TN; d. 11 Oct 1884, Lee Co, VA.
15.    iv.    VARDY COLLINS, b. Abt. 1827, Hancock Co, TN; d. Bet. 1900 - 1910, Hancock Co, TN.
16.    v.    LAURA COLLINS, b. Bef. 1830.
17.    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.
18.    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. Aug 1836 in Hawkins Co., KY.  He married FRANKIE BUNCH, daughter of BEN BUNCH and MARY DOTSON.  She was born Abt. 1805 in VA or TN, and died Abt. 1885 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.
    Hawkins Co., TN, Deed Book 15, pp. 397-398.  Registered 3 May 1836.  George Gibson of Putman Co., Indiana to Simeon Collins of Hawkins Co., TN.  $150.00.  Tract on Black Water Creek, part of a 300 acre tract granted by the State to James Johnson & Moses Humphrey, 50 acres more or less.  Wit.:  Vardy X Collins, Burrel X Sullivan, Morgan X Collins.

    Hawkins Co., TN, Deed Book 15, p. 398.  14 February 1835, Registered 5 May 1836.  Jordan Gibson to Simeon Collins, of Hawkins Co., TN.  $200.00.  West fork of Black Water Creek, part of a 300 acre tract granted to James Johnston and Moses Humphreys . . . patent line south of Powells Mountain.  Jordon X Gibson.  Wit:  Vardy X Collins, Alfred X Collins.


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?

19.    ii.    MARGARET COLLINS, b. Abt. 1830, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1909, Hancock Co, TN.
    iii.    GUILFORD COLLINS, b. Abt. 1831.
20.    iv.    SARAH COLLINS, b. 12 Jun 1832, Hancock Co, TN?; d. 14 Mar 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.


21.    vi.    HOWARD COLLINS, b. Abt. 1836, Hancock Co, TN; d. 17 Feb 1906, Hancock Co, TN.
22.    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.


23.    ix.    CYNTHIA COLLINS, b. Abt. 1844, Hancock Co, TN; d. 09 Jul 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:
24.    i.    JIM KATE3 COLLINS, d. Aft. 1933.

    
Children of ALFRED COLLINS and ELIZABETH MULLINS are:
25.    ii.    ARMISTEAD3 COLLINS, b. Bet. 1825 - 1832, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1904, Hancock Co, TN.
26.    iii.    BARB COLLINS, b. Abt. 1829, Hancock Co, TN.
27.    iv.    PRESH COLLINS, b. Abt. 1835, Hancock Co, TN; d. 10 Jan 1915, Hancock Co, TN.
    v.    CATHERINE COLLINS, b. Abt. 1836.
28.    vi.    ELIZA COLLINS, b. Abt. 1840.
29.    vii.    ELCANA COLLINS, b. Abt. 1842, Hancock Co, TN.
30.    viii.    DUNCAN COLLINS, b. Abt. 1844, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1910, Luttrell, Knox Co., TN.
31.    ix.    BATY COLLINS, b. Abt. 1845, Hancock Co, TN; d. 23 Dec 1914.
    x.    MATILDA COLLINS, b. Abt. 1846.
32.    xi.    FLOYD COLLINS, b. Abt. 1848, Hancock Co, TN; d. 21 Jul 1879, Hancock Co, TN.
    xii.    LORINDA COLLINS, b. Abt. 1850.
33.    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?, son of ELIJAH GOINS and SARAH.  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:
34.    i.    JOHN3 GOINS, b. Abt. 1833.
35.    ii.    ALFRED GOINS, b. Abt. 1835, TN; d. 04 Sep 1907, Hancock Co, TN.


8.  CLARKIA2 COLLINS (VARDY1) was born 11 Feb 1812 in Hawkins Co., TN (?), and died 07 Mar 1878 in Lawrence Co., OH.  She married ISOM BIGGS Bef. 1832 in Hawkins Co, TN?.  He was born Abt. 1810 in Granville Co., NC, and died Abt. 1898 in Lawrence County, Ohio.

Notes for CLARKIA COLLINS:
   Clarkia had "dropsy" in her later years.

Notes for ISOM BIGGS:
Information on Isom Biggs' family comes from descendants Denise Sturgill and  Becky Nelson. Isom was described 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.
36.    ii.    WILSON BIGGS, b. Abt. 1834, Hancock Co, TN; d. 09 Jul 1863, Nashville, TN.
37.    iii.    WILLOUGHBY BIGGS, b. 24 Jul 1836, Hancock Co, TN; d. 11 Nov 1876, Lawrence Co., OH.
38.    iv.    TERESA BIGGS, b. 20 Aug 1838, Hawkins Co., TN; d. 10 Mar 1894, Lawrence Co., Ohio.
    v.    TABITHA BIGGS, b. Sep 1844, Hawkins Co., TN; m. ELI CHRISTIAN, 05 Jan 1881.

Notes for TABITHA BIGGS:
Biggs descendant Denise Sturgill believes Tabitha and Eli divorced.

39.    vi.    SARAH BIGGS, b. Sep 1846, Hancock Co, TN; d. 25 Mar 1921, Lawrence Co., Ohio.
40.    vii.    ETHA BIGGS, b. Oct 1849, Hancock Co, TN; d. 06 Sep 1930, Wayne Co., WV.


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.  SIMEON3 COLLINS (MORGAN2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1843.  He married ORPHA COLLINS Aft. 1863, daughter of MARTIN COLLINS and ELIZABETH.  She was born 28 Mar 1830 in TN, and died 08 May 1913 in Hancock Co, TN.

More About ORPHA COLLINS:
Burial: Goins Chapel Cem., Hancock Co., TN
    
Child of SIMEON COLLINS and ORPHA COLLINS is:
    i.    BARTON4 COLLINS, b. Abt. 1864.

Notes for BARTON COLLINS:
Not sure if Barton is the son of Silas or of Simeon.


11.  MORGAN3 COLLINS (MORGAN2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1860.  He married ELIZABETH BUNCH 09 Sep 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:
41.    i.    CORA4 COLLINS, b. 08 Feb 1882; d. 09 Dec 1969.


12.  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. 17 Jul 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.


13.  ELBE3 COLLINS (ALLEN2, VARDY1) was born Jan 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.
42.    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?.


14.  PASCAL3 COLLINS (ALLEN2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1826 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 11 Oct 1884 in Lee Co, VA.  He married DARK GIBSON.  
    
Child of PASCAL COLLINS and DARK GIBSON is:
43.    i.    HILLERY4 COLLINS, b. Abt. 1857, TN.


15.  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:
44.    i.    LARKIN4 COLLINS, b. Bet. 1842 - 1846, Hancock Co, TN; d. Aft. 1921, Cumberland Gap, Claiborne Co., TN.
45.    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, 16 Dec 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".


46.    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.


47.    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


16.  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, 25 Mar 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

48.    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, 04 Aug 1879, Hancock Co, TN.
    iv.    ISAAC SEXTON, b. Abt. 1859, KY?; m. LOUISIANNA COLLINS, 03 Apr 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.


17.  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.
49.    v.    MARTHA COLLINS, b. Jun 1872, Hancock Co, TN.


18.  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 08 Jun 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:
50.    i.    VICTORIA4 COLLINS, b. Abt. 1857; Stepchild.
    ii.    HARRIET COLLINS, b. Abt. 1859; Stepchild.

    
Children of STEVE COLLINS and MISSIE BUNCH are:
51.    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.


19.  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.
52.    ii.    HAMILTON MISER, b. Abt. 1853, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1908, Hancock Co, TN.
53.    iii.    HAINES MISER, b. Abt. 1855, Tn.
54.    iv.    OLIVE MISER, b. Aft. 1856, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1895.
    v.    HENRY MISER, b. Abt. 1857, Tn.
55.    vi.    GEORGE MISER, b. Abt. 1860, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1922, Hancock Co, TN.
    vii.    ELLA MISER, b. Abt. 1865.


20.  SARAH3 COLLINS (SIMEON2, VARDY1) was born 12 Jun 1832 in Hancock Co, TN?, and died 14 Mar 1920 in Hancock Co, TN.  She married (1) SHEPHERD GIBSON Aft. 1850 in Hancock Co, TN, son of SHEPHERD GIBSON.  He was born Abt. 1817 in TN.  She married (2) LARKIN MULLINS 09 Sep 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 died during the Civil War in KY.

    Andrew Gibson to Shepherd Gibson, two tracts of land on Newman's Ridge, Hawkins Co., TN, Book 17, p. 17.
     .  5 March 1839, Registered 26 November 1839.  Andrew Gipson to Shepherd Gipson.  $210.  Waters of Blackwater & top of Newman's Ridge, 100 acres more or less, near land of Salomon D. Collins ... corner to Collins & Moore ... also 50 acres with improvements on which Andrew Gipson formerly lived.  Andrew X Gipson.  Wit:  Zachariah Jones, delany Burke.

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.
  Apparently, Larkin was a deputy sheriff at one time, as an old newpwper article deaiiled a shooting incident that involved Larkin and his son Andrew;

Daily Citizen [Iowa]
5/5/1893

Nashville, Tenn., May 5--- A special from Bristol, Tenn., tells of a double shooting in the mountains of that region resulting in
the immediate death of one man and the mortal wounding of another. The tragedy occurred at the distillery of Washington
Lindsay, which is on or very near the Virginia and Tennessee line. Deputy Sheriff Mullens, of Hancock county, Tenn., went to
the distillery to arrest a man named Roy for a small offense. Mullens was accompanied by his son, a lad of 15 years old. A row
ensued over the attempted arrest when Lindsay, the distiller, shot Mullens through the body. The boy, seeing his father fall,
drew a pistol and shot Lindsay, killing him instantly.

  The newspaper mistook Wash Livesay's name for Lindsay.


    

    
Children of SARAH COLLINS and SHEPHERD GIBSON are:
56.    i.    BECKY ANN4 GIBSON, b. Abt. 1859, Hancock Co, TN; d. 07 Apr 1907.
57.    ii.    PATTON GIBSON, b. 12 Mar 1870, Hancock Co, TN; d. 14 Dec 1930, Salem, IN.

    
Children of SARAH COLLINS and LARKIN MULLINS are:
58.    iii.    WILLIAM4 MULLINS, b. Hancock Co, TN.
59.    iv.    ANDREW JACKSON MULLINS, b. 01 Oct 1870, Hancock Co, TN; d. 13 Nov 1920, Hancock Co, TN.


21.  HOWARD3 COLLINS (SIMEON2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1836 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 17 Feb 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 10 Jan 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. Apr 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

60.    ii.    MONROE COLLINS, b. 04 Apr 1865, Hancock Co, TN; d. 25 Jun 1913, St. Marks Hospital, Murray, UT.
    iii.    DOCIA COLLINS, b. 10 Jan 1867, Hancock Co, TN; d. 19 Mar 1936, Hancock Co, TN; m. WILLIAM FRANK MISER; b. 15 Nov 1876, Hancock Co, TN; d. 08 Jan 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

61.    iv.    CORAH COLLINS, b. 08 Dec 1868, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1902, Coatesville, Ind?.
62.    v.    KYRIE COLLINS, b. 13 Mar 1870, Hancock Co, TN.
63.    vi.    CARRIE COLLINS, b. 24 Mar 1873, Hancock Co, TN; d. 15 Jan 1940, Hancock Co, TN.
    vii.    MONLACE COLLINS, b. 28 Sep 1875, Hancock Co, TN; d. 03 Jan 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. 14 Jul 1877, Hancock Co, TN; d. 24 Apr 1952, Hancock Co, TN.

More About LAURA COLLINS:
Cause of Death: old age


22.  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.
64.    ii.    SARAH COLLINS, b. Abt. 1872.
    iii.    SIMEON COLLINS, b. Abt. 1874.


23.  CYNTHIA3 COLLINS (SIMEON2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1844 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 09 Jul 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 23 Dec 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. In the ca 1897 Home Mission Monthly article "A Visit to the Melungeons" by C.H. Humble, Baty was identified as a "chief" of the Melungeons, and he apparently ran Vardy's old spa and inn.



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. 12 Mar 1950, Hancock Co, TN; m. HARRISON COLLINS, 25 Jul 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. 10 Oct 1868, Hancock Co, TN; d. 27 Aug 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. 10 Jan 1872, Hancock Co, TN; d. 13 Feb 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. Jul 1875, Hancock Co, TN; d. Jul 1875, Hancock Co, TN.
65.    v.    NANCY COLLINS, b. 15 Aug 1881, Hancock Co, TN; d. 06 Dec 1961, Sparta, Ill.


24.  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, 18 Mar 1909.
    x.    JEFF COLLINS, b. Apr 1890, Hancock Co, TN?; m. ELIZABETH COLLINS.


25.  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:
66.    i.    VARD4 COLLINS, b. Abt. 1853, Hancock Co, TN; d. Hyden, KY.
67.    ii.    BRANHAM COLLINS, b. Abt. 1854, Hancock Co, TN; d. Aft. 1932, Hancock Co, TN.
68.    iii.    ELIZABETH COLLINS, b. 1857, Hancock Co, TN; d. Knox Co., TN?.
69.    iv.    KAINEY COLLINS, b. 1858, Hancock Co, TN; d. 10 Oct 1936, Hancock Co, TN.
70.    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.


26.  BARB3 COLLINS (ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1829 in Hancock Co, TN.  She married BOONE GIBSON 07 Dec 1859 in Hancock Co, TN, son of JESSE GIBSON and TANZIE COLLINS.  He was born Abt. 1827.
    
Children of BARB COLLINS and BOONE GIBSON are:
    i.    JAMES H4 GIBSON, b. 23 Dec 1847, Hancock Co, TN; d. 11 Nov 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.
71.    iv.    BULIE GIBSON, b. Abt. 1853.
72.    v.    MARGARET GIBSON, b. Bet. 1855 - 1865, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1930, Hancock Co, TN.
    vi.    TANZIE GIBSON, b. 19 Oct 1859.
73.    vii.    VICTORIA GIBSON, b. 19 Jan 1862.
    viii.    TANEY GIBSON, b. 19 Oct 1868.


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

Notes for PRESH COLLINS:
I'm not sure if all of Presh's children listed were fatherd by Reynolds Gollihon.

More About PRESH COLLINS:
Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN
    
Children of PRESH COLLINS and REYNOLDS GOLIHON are:
    i.    DOC4 COLLINS, b. 02 Feb 1852, Hancock Co, TN; d. 13 Mar 1943, Hancock Co, TN.

More About DOC COLLINS:
Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN
Cause of Death: old age

74.    ii.    CHANIE COLLINS, b. Abt. 1854.
75.    iii.    ALICE COLLINS, b. Abt. 1870, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1950, Hancock Co, TN.
    iv.    GRANT COLLINS.
76.    v.    TALLIE COLLINS, b. Bef. 1879; d. 1919.


28.  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.

29.  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:
77.    i.    LUCAS4 COLLINS, b. Aft. 1855, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1900.
78.    ii.    ARDELL COLLINS, b. Bet. 1865 - 1869.
    iii.    CINDERELLA COLLINS, b. Bet. 1869 - 1873; m. JESS COLLINS.
79.    iv.    LUCY COLLINS, b. Bet. 1872 - 1875, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1921.
    v.    TILMAN COLLINS, b. Bet. 1874 - 1877; d. 1900, Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for TILMAN COLLINS:
Probably the same Tilamn Collins that was killed in a 4-way election day shootout in 1900;

Newark Daily Advocate -
8/6/1900 [Ohio]

Four men were mortally wounded as the result of an election tragedy in Hancock county, Tenn., the victims being Sheriff John
Lamb, Telman Collins, Wiley Brewer and Whitten Gibson.






30.  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 09 Mar 1862 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of JESSE GIBSON and TANZIE COLLINS.  She was born Abt. 1838.

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.




31.  BATY3 COLLINS (ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1845 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 23 Dec 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 09 Jul 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. In the ca 1897 Home Mission Monthly article "A Visit to the Melungeons" by C.H. Humble, Baty was identified as a "chief" of the Melungeons, and he apparently ran Vardy's old spa and inn.



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 (23) Cynthia Collins.

32.  FLOYD3 COLLINS (ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1848 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 21 Jul 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. In the 1880 Mortality Schedule for Hancock Co., TN, it appears that Floyd's racial designation was written over from "W" (white) to "B" (black). On another page, recorded by a different enumerator, a Floyd Collins was listed as white.


More About FLOYD COLLINS:
Burial: Boone Gibson Cem., Hancock Co., TN
    
Children of FLOYD COLLINS and DARTHULA COLLINS are:
80.    i.    SARAH4 COLLINS, b. Abt. 1872.
    ii.    HENDERSON COLLINS, b. Abt. 1875.
81.    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.




33.  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 (12) Lottie Collins.

34.  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, 28 Aug 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.
82.    viii.    ALEX GOINS, b. Abt. 1875.
83.    ix.    FREELING GOINS, b. Abt. 1879.


35.  ALFRED3 GOINS (ETHIE2 COLLINS, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1835 in TN, and died 04 Sep 1907 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married (1) HANNAH GIBSON Bef. 1853, daughter of YEARBY GIBSON and ELIZABETH ?.  She was born Abt. 1839 in TN?, and died 10 Jan 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 03 May 1853 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 26 Dec 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. I found a Hannah Goins listed in the 1880 Hancock Co, TN Mortality Schedule, her race written over from either "W" or "M" to "B". Her death was noted as "Anasarca  Exposure to cold".

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:
84.    i.    BUCHANON4 GOINS, b. Abt. 1853.
    ii.    CELIA ANN GOINS, b. Abt. 1857.
85.    iii.    THOMAS GOINS, b. 08 Mar 1862, Hancock Co, TN; d. 12 Oct 1933, Letcher Co., KY.

    
Children of ALFRED GOINS and MELVINA JOHNSON are:
    iv.    ELIZABETH4 GOINS, b. Nov 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. 22 May 1888, Hancock Co, TN; d. 15 Mar 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. 12 Mar 1892, Hancock Co, TN; d. 02 Nov 1961; m. BIRDIE BREWER; b. 29 Apr 1897; d. 22 Feb 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. Apr 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.


86.    viii.    SIMEON GOINS, b. 06 Mar 1897, Hancock Co, TN; d. 27 Apr 1962, Hancock Co, TN.


36.  WILSON3 BIGGS (CLARKIA2 COLLINS, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1834 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 09 Jul 1863 in Nashville, TN.  He married CHANEY GIBSON 19 Feb 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:
87.    i.    WILLIAM4 BIGGS, b. 18 Nov 1855, Hancock Co, TN; d. 16 Nov 1938, Knoxville, TN.
    ii.    MARGARET BIGGS, b. 07 Aug 1857, Hancock Co, TN.
    iii.    SARAH ELIZABETH BIGGS, b. 05 Nov 1859.
    iv.    POLLYANA BIGGS, b. 08 May 1862; m. BRITT S. SINGLETON.
    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.


37.  WILLOUGHBY3 BIGGS (CLARKIA2 COLLINS, VARDY1) was born 24 Jul 1836 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 11 Nov 1876 in Lawrence Co., OH.  He married MARTHA DEAN 04 Jul 1854 in TN.  
    
Children of WILLOUGHBY BIGGS and MARTHA DEAN are:
    i.    THOMAS4 BIGGS, b. May 1853, Hancock Co, TN; d. 26 Jul 1907, Lawrence Co., Ohio; m. NANCY ANN FUDGE, 01 Aug 1878, Lawrence Co., Ohio.
    ii.    JAMES H BIGGS, b. 16 Jul 1859, Hancock Co, TN; m. FRONA COVERT BARNETT, 08 Jun 1907, Lawrence Co., Ohio.
    iii.    GEORGIANNA BIGGS, b. 18 Jun 1866, Lawrence Co., KY; m. JESSE RUNYON, 25 Feb 1886.
    iv.    LYLIA M BIGGS, b. 16 Feb 1868, Lawrence Co., KY.
    v.    SARAH E BIGGS, b. 16 Oct 1869, Lawrence Co., KY; m. EPHRAIM WILKES, 04 Feb 1888, Lawrence Co., Ohio.
    vi.    RACHEL BIGGS, b. 11 Jul 1873, Lawrence Co., Ohio.


38.  TERESA3 BIGGS (CLARKIA2 COLLINS, VARDY1) was born 20 Aug 1838 in Hawkins Co., TN, and died 10 Mar 1894 in Lawrence Co., Ohio.  She married WILLIAM GIBSON 25 Dec 1865 in Scioto County, Ohio.  
    
Children of TERESA BIGGS and WILLIAM GIBSON are:
    i.    AMANDA E4 GIBSON, b. 12 Jan 1860, Hancock Co, TN; d. 12 Oct 1881, Lawrence Co.,Ohio; m. BAZELL FRANCE, 25 Dec 1879, Lawrence Co., Ohio.
    ii.    JOHN GIBSON, b. 10 Aug 1852, Hancock Co, TN; d. 15 Oct 1877, Lawrence Co., Ohio.
    iii.    CLARKA EUNICE GIBSON, b. 04 Feb 1870, Lawrence Co., KY; m. BAZELL FRANCE, 03 Mar 1883, Lawrence Co., Ohio.
    iv.    ISOM GIBSON, b. 06 May 1872, Lawrence Co.,Ohio; d. Lawrence Co., Ohio; m. SARAH JANE BOWMAN.
    v.    TABITHA GIBSON, b. 27 Oct 1874.
    vi.    WILLIAM ROBERT GIBSON, b. 15 Mar 1878, Lawrence Co., Ohio; m. LILLIE RIEL, 30 Sep 1903, Lawrence Co., Ohio.


39.  SARAH3 BIGGS (CLARKIA2 COLLINS, VARDY1) was born Sep 1846 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 25 Mar 1921 in Lawrence Co., Ohio.  She married (1) WILLIAM JORDAN 18 Apr 1868 in Lawrence Co., KY(?).    She married (2) JOHN MOORE 02 Mar 1879 in Lawrence Co., Ohio.  
    
Children of SARAH BIGGS and WILLIAM JORDAN are:
    i.    ISIEM4 JORDAN, b. Mar 1869, Lawrence Co., KY; m. EMMA LANGDON, Abt. 1892.
    ii.    PARTHENA JORDAN, b. 07 Apr 1872, Lawrence Co., KY; d. 19 Sep 1957, Lawrence Co., Ohio; m. ISAAC KELLY, Abt. 1890.
    iii.    ELLEN JORDAN, b. Abt. 1874, Lawrence Co., Ohio; m. JAMES LANGDON.
    iv.    WILLIAM JORDAN, b. 27 Sep 1874, Lawrence Co., Ohio; d. 30 Mar 1951, Boyd Co., KY; m. NANCY WILLIS, 29 Mar 1901, Lawrence Co., Ohio.

    
Children of SARAH BIGGS and JOHN MOORE are:
    v.    ADELINE4 MOORE, b. 27 Nov 1879, Lawrence Co., Ohio; d. Abt. 1881.
    vi.    RUFUS MOORE, b. 29 Apr 1881, Lawrence Co., Ohio; d. 19 Feb 1934, Lawrence Co., Ohio; m. FLORA WINEKA, 13 Jan 1907, Lawrence Co., Ohio.
    vii.    CARRIE MOORE, b. 11 Jul 1883, Lawrence Co., Ohio; d. 23 Aug 1968, Marion Co., Ohio; m. RICHARD MARTIN SUITER, 22 Mar 1898, Boyd Co., KY.
    viii.    FLORA MOORE, b. 03 Apr 1885, Lawrence Co., Ohio; d. 06 Sep 1966, Lawrence Co., Ohio; m. JOSEPH WINEKA, 19 Aug 1906, Lawrence Co., Ohio.
    ix.    CALLIE ANNA MOORE, b. 06 Nov 1887, Lawrence Co., Ohio; d. Abt. 1887.
    x.    EFFA MOORE, b. 21 Jun 1889, Lawrence Co., Ohio; d. 09 Dec 1961, Lawrence Co., Ohio; m. CHARLES WINEKA, 25 Mar 1905, Boyd Co., KY.


40.  ETHA3 BIGGS (CLARKIA2 COLLINS, VARDY1) was born Oct 1849 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 06 Sep 1930 in Wayne Co., WV.  She married ALLEN TAYLOR THOMPSON 03 Mar 1871 in Lawrence Co., KY.  

Notes for ALLEN TAYLOR THOMPSON:
According to Biggs descendant Denise Sturgill, Allen and Etha's family moved around a good deal. She found Etha’s birth record in Lawrence Co., Ohio. In the 1880 Census they were living in Logan Co., WV. In 1900 they were living in Pike Co., KY. By 1910 they were living in Wayne Co., WV.
    
Children of ETHA BIGGS and ALLEN THOMPSON are:
    i.    SARAH4 THOMPSON, b. Abt. 1872, Lawrence Co., Ohio; m. LONZO DERHAM, 19 Dec 1895, Pike Co., KY.
    ii.    ALLEN T THOMPSON, b. Aug 1874, Lawrence Co., Ohio; d. 15 May 1947, Wayne Co., WV.
    iii.    ETHA THOMPSON, b. 15 Jun 1875, Lawrence Co., Ohio.
    iv.    ISOM THOMPSON, b. Jun 1877, KY.
    v.    ANDREW THOMPSON, b. Jul 1879, KY.
    vi.    TABITHA THOMPSON, b. Apr 1884, KY.
    vii.    ELIZABETH THOMPSON, b. Apr 1886, KY; d. 26 Jan 1945; m. JOSHUA COPLEY.
    viii.    MAHALA THOMPSON, b. 1890, KY.


Generation No. 4

41.  CORA4 COLLINS (MORGAN3, MORGAN2, VARDY1) was born 08 Feb 1882, and died 09 Dec 1969.  She married (1) CARTER COLLINS.    She married (2) JOHN HOPKINS.    She married (3) KEENER MULLINS Bef. 1900, son of MADISON MULLINS and NANCY GIBSON.  He was born Abt. 1879 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1904.

Notes for KEENER MULLINS:
  According to Mattie Ruth Johnson, Keener was killed in a fight.
    
Child of CORA COLLINS and CARTER COLLINS is:
    i.    STELLA5 COLLINS, m. LES DEPEW.

    
Children of CORA COLLINS and JOHN HOPKINS are:
    ii.    LON5 HOPKINS, m. MYRTLE JOHNSON.
    iii.    MORGAN HOPKINS.
    iv.    OSCAR HOPKINS, m. JULIA ?.
    v.    KISER HOPKINS.
    vi.    JESSE HOPKINS.

    
Child of CORA COLLINS and KEENER MULLINS is:
    vii.    MATTIE HATTIE5 MULLINS, b. 08 Feb 1900, Hancock Co, TN; d. 20 Jun 1972, Kingsport, TN; m. (1) JACOB JOHNSON; m. (2) CHARLIE PRICE.


42.  JAMES4 COLLINS (ELBE3, ALLEN2, VARDY1) was born 1864 in KY.  He married MARTHA COLLINS, daughter of JAMES COLLINS and LOUISA ?.  She was born Jun 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. Nov 1888, KY; m. MOUSIE COLLINS.
    iii.    DILLARD COLLINS, b. Nov 1890.


43.  HILLERY4 COLLINS (PASCAL3, ALLEN2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1857 in TN.  He married CATHERINE GOINS 17 Jan 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.


44.  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.


45.  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 21 Jul 1879 in Hancock Co, TN.  She married (2) KAINEY COLLINS 29 Jan 1880 in Hancock Co, TN, son of ARMISTEAD COLLINS and ELIZA REED.  He was born 1858 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 10 Oct 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. In the 1880 Mortality Schedule for Hancock Co., TN, it appears that Floyd's racial designation was written over from "W" (white) to "B" (black). On another page, recorded by a different enumerator, a Floyd Collins was listed as white.


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 (32) Floyd Collins.
    
Children of DARTHULA COLLINS and KAINEY COLLINS are:
    i.    ARCHGILL5 COLLINS, m. MAUDE KINDER.
    ii.    MAGDELINE COLLINS.
    iii.    KITTY COLLINS.
    iv.    WARDELL COLLINS, b. 1888; d. 1945; m. SUSIE KINDER; d. 26 Jun 1972.

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.


46.  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. 17 Feb 1877.


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


48.  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, daughter of JESSE GIBSON and NILA ?.  She was born Abt. 1850 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 1880 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.

Notes for LIVELY GIBSON:
  In the 1880 Mortality Schedule for Hancock Co, TN, it appears that Lively Sexton's racial designation was written over from "W" to "B", along with a few others with Melungeon-related names.

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.


49.  MARTHA4 COLLINS (JAMES3, ALLEN2, VARDY1) was born Jun 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 (42) James Collins.

50.  VICTORIA4 COLLINS (STEVE3, ALLEN2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1857.  She married WILLIAM BELL 25 Nov 1880 in Hancock Co, TN, son of SIMEON BELL and CAROLINE MISER.  He was born 14 May 1856.
    
Child of VICTORIA COLLINS and WILLIAM BELL is:
    i.    LIZZIE5 BELL, b. Abt. 1875; m. ERVIN COLLINS, 16 Dec 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.



51.  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.


52.  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 20 Mar 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. 15 Nov 1876, Hancock Co, TN; d. 08 Jan 1947; m. DOCIA COLLINS; b. 10 Jan 1867, Hancock Co, TN; d. 19 Mar 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. 12 Oct 1878, Hancock Co, TN; d. 11 Jul 1939, Hancock Co, TN; m. NANCY COLLINS, 25 Aug 1898, Hancock Co, TN; b. 15 Aug 1881, Hancock Co, TN; d. 06 Dec 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. 02 Jan 1883, Hancock Co, TN; d. 02 Nov 1928, Hancock Co, TN; m. CARRIE COLLINS, Bef. 1908; b. 24 Mar 1873, Hancock Co, TN; d. 15 Jan 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


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



54.  OLIVE4 MISER (MARGARET3 COLLINS, SIMEON2, VARDY1) was born Aft. 1856 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1895.  She married (1) OLLIE MULLINS 12 Feb 1880 in Hancock Co, TN, son of JOHN MULLINS and MAHALA COLLINS.  He was born 1858 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Sep 1882 in Hancock Co, TN.  She married (2) JEREMIAH MULLINS 05 Jan 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. 03 Jun 1888, Hancock Co, TN; m. DORA COLLINS; b. 22 Nov 1892, Hancock Co, TN; d. 07 May 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. 27 Jun 1887, VA; d. 13 Oct 1962, Harrogate, Claiborne Co., TN; m. ANDREW JACKSON MULLINS, Abt. 1905, TN01; b. 01 Oct 1870, Hancock Co, TN; d. 13 Nov 1920, Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for ANDREW JACKSON MULLINS:
   Andrew was shot and killed. He was also involved with a shooting that killed Washington Livesay in 1893, when he was assisting his deputy sheriff father while making an arrest. He shot and kiled Washington Livesay.

More About ANDREW JACKSON MULLINS:
Cause of Death: gunshot


55.  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 02 May 1879 in Hancock Co, TN.  She was born Abt. 1858.  He married (2) ELISABETH MISER 06 Oct 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. Apr 1905.
    vii.    GRACE MISER, b. 1896, Hancock Co, TN; m. HAGAN COLLINS.


56.  BECKY ANN4 GIBSON (SARAH3 COLLINS, SIMEON2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1859 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 07 Apr 1907.  She married GEORGE ANDERSON BELL 31 Oct 1878 in Hancock Co, TN, son of SIMEON BELL and CAROLINE MISER.  He was born 14 Jun 1858.

Notes for BECKY ANN GIBSON:
I had information that Becky was the daughter of Rebecca Alder and Shepherd Gibson, but I'm not sure which is right.

Notes for GEORGE ANDERSON BELL:
    George was described in the Will Grohse Papers as "fairly tall, inclined to be bald in front". I'm not certain that this is the same George Bell that fathered 3 children with Mary Collins. There was also a "Young George" Bell. Old George supposedly killed Young George over a woman. The younger George was supposed to be a nephew of his.
   George and Rebecca lived on Panther's Creek, near Kyles Ford in Hancock Co.
    George was enumerated as "Mulatto" in the 1880 Hancock Co., TN Census, but enumerated as "White" in 1860 and 1870.
    
Children of BECKY GIBSON and GEORGE BELL are:
    i.    SARAH5 BELL, b. 07 Jul 1880, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1905.
    ii.    NODIE BELL, b. 17 Mar 1883; m. CHARLIE COLLINS.
    iii.    PATSEY BELL, b. 07 Oct 1895; m. BOB MISER.

Notes for PATSEY BELL:
 Bob was married to Patsy first. After she died, he married Sarah Mullins.


Notes for BOB MISER:
Bob was married to Patsy first. After she died, he married Sarah Mullins.


    iv.    MINNIE BELL, b. 17 Aug 1897; m. GENE MULLINS.

Notes for GENE MULLINS:
Gene and Minnie moved to Indiana abt. 1932.


    v.    CLAY BELL, b. 07 Mar 1898; d. 18 Nov 1955, Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for CLAY BELL:
    Described in the Will Grohse Papers as "Large, blond, red-faced, almost tow or light hair, good looking.


    vi.    CALLIE BELL, b. 08 May 1900.

Notes for CALLIE BELL:
Described in Will Grohse Papers as "Slight or thin, not overly strong."



    vii.    HARRIS BELL, b. Abt. 07 Jul 1902.
    viii.    DANA BELL, b. 13 Nov 1904; m. MINNIE PRIDEMORE.


57.  PATTON4 GIBSON (SARAH3 COLLINS, SIMEON2, VARDY1) was born 12 Mar 1870 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 14 Dec 1930 in Salem, IN.  He married TALLIE COLLINS 28 Feb 1888, daughter of REYNOLDS GOLIHON and PRESH COLLINS.  She was born Bef. 1879, and died 1919.

Notes for PATTON GIBSON:
Patton was described in the Grohse Papers as "Fairlyv large man, forceful character, but inclined to handle liquor. Made money. Was a good soldier during Spanish-American War. Red faced." Patton was killed in an ongoing fued with the Spurlock brothers.
   From the Grohse Papers:
 "Patton killed Henry Miser, and is said to have killed five other men. He carried a silver dollar for each man he killed. They are buried in his casket. On the other hand, I do not know that he counted himself a 'killer' at all. I knew him as a large freindly man . He was killed by John and Pleas Spurlock in Indiana on one of his farms (Salem), supposedly fo hisr killing of their father back in Lee Co., VA. Five or six of his boys were in WWI. Patton moved from Vardy Valley to near Salem, Indiana. It is also said that Patton carried a .45 Colt revolver with six notches on it." Grohse attributed the abve statement to Rev. Arthur H Taylor.
  In the book "Lest We Forget" by Jim Callahan, he says that Conner Bales dug up Patton's grave right after his funeral and robbed his casket of the 6 silvere dollars.
    
Children of PATTON GIBSON and TALLIE COLLINS are:
    i.    HARTMAN5 GIBSON, b. 06 Feb 1890; d. 13 Apr 1921.

Notes for HARTMAN GIBSON:
  Sgt. in WWI.

    ii.    WILLIAM GIBSON, b. 22 Jul 1892; d. 30 Oct 1940.

Notes for WILLIAM GIBSON:
The Grohse Papers say he was murdered on the Washington Co., IN courthouse steps, where he had just made an indictment. He was an Army regular for about 10 years. Married Lucy Arnault in France during WWI, and ran a store with her on top of Powells Mt near Mulberry Gap, before moving to Indiana. "This was the place to go if you wanted action in liquor or gambling.".    

    iii.    HUGHIE GIBSON, b. 05 Jun 1896; d. 14 Jun 1927, Cincinatti, Oh; m. VENIE GIBSON.

Notes for HUGHIE GIBSON:
Died from ptomaine after eating spoiled pork and beans. Served in WWI.

    iv.    BRADFORD GIBSON, b. 02 Oct 1898; d. 29 Dec 1928.

Notes for BRADFORD GIBSON:
Served in WWI.

    v.    GILFORD GIBSON, b. Abt. 1900; m. SERETTA WILSON.

Notes for GILFORD GIBSON:
Served in WWI. Later moved to Indiana.

Notes for SERETTA WILSON:
Seretta came from near Corbin, KY.

    vi.    FANNIE GIBSON, b. Abt. 1902.
    vii.    DAN GIBSON, b. 1906.
    viii.    ALONZO GIBSON, b. 1908.
    ix.    ODIE GIBSON, b. 10 Mar 1910; d. 27 Dec 1930, Salem, IN.

Notes for ODIE GIBSON:
Killed when he and two brothers attempted to break into the Washington Co, IN jail house to kill their father's murderers. After a shootout, Odie was killed and the raid was unsuccessful.


58.  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.


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

Notes for ANDREW JACKSON MULLINS:
   Andrew was shot and killed. He was also involved with a shooting that killed Washington Livesay in 1893, when he was assisting his deputy sheriff father while making an arrest. He shot and kiled Washington Livesay.

More About ANDREW JACKSON MULLINS:
Cause of Death: gunshot
    
Children of ANDREW MULLINS and ALICE MULLINS are:
    i.    MATTIELEE5 MULLINS, b. 27 Jun 1906, Hancock Co, TN; d. 15 Jan 1996, Harrogate, Claiborne Co., TN; m. (1) PAUL MAPLES; m. (2) WILLIAM BOLINGER.
    ii.    WILLIAM HENRY MULLINS, b. Abt. 1908, Hancock Co, TN; d. 15 Jan 1998, Harrogate, Claiborne Co., TN.
    iii.    NOLA MAE MULLINS, b. 01 Jan 1910, Hancock Co, TN; d. 04 Apr 1999, Harrogate, Claiborne Co., TN.
    iv.    BONNIE GOLDIE MULLINS, b. 07 Feb 1912, Hancock Co, TN; d. 18 Apr 1982, Toledo, OH; m. WOODROW FOWLER, 16 Oct 1937, Monroe, MI; b. 29 Oct 1912, Harrogate, Claiborne Co., TN; d. 21 Oct 1993, Leesburg, Lake Co., FL.
    v.    LUTHER POE MULLINS, b. 10 Dec 1915, Hancock Co, TN; d. 27 Apr 1948, Tazewell, Claiborne Co., TN; m. DELLA COSBY, 08 Apr 1939.
    vi.    OLEN QUINTEN MULLINS, b. 20 Jul 1920, Hancock Co, TN; d. 06 Sep 1984, Toledo, OH.
    vii.    MARY LEE MULLINS, b. 21 Jun 1921, Harrogate, Claiborne Co., TN; m. FLOYD PANTHER, 26 Dec 1953, Flat Rock, Monroe Co., MI.


60.  MONROE4 COLLINS (HOWARD3, SIMEON2, VARDY1) was born 04 Apr 1865 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 25 Jun 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. 01 Jun 1902, Murray, UT; d. 19 Apr 1976, Murray, UT; m. PRISCILLA HARRIET YATES, 06 Oct 1926, Lehi, UT.

More About HOWARD MONROE COLLINS:
Burial: Murray City Cem., Murray, UT

    ii.    ORVAL COLLINS, b. 07 Aug 1905, Murray, UT; d. 13 Jun 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. 20 Nov 1908, Murray, UT; d. 17 Dec 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. 11 Apr 1914, Murray, UT; d. 14 Dec 1992, Murray, UT.

Notes for HARVEY COLLINS:
Harvey had no children.



61.  CORAH4 COLLINS (HOWARD3, SIMEON2, VARDY1) was born 08 Dec 1868 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1902 in Coatesville, Ind?.  She married (1) LUCAS COLLINS 20 Nov 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 (2) BOYD STEWART Bef. 1900.  He was born Abt. 1825.  She married (3) ELMER STEWART Aft. 1901.  

Notes for BOYD STEWART:
 Boyd was listed as a blacksmith in the 1850 census, a cooper in 1860,  and a wheelwright in 1870 and 1880. According to the book "Alex Stewart-Portrait of a Pioneer", Boyd married Corah Collins late in his life. They moved to Indiana, where Cora left him for his nephew.
    
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.


62.  KYRIE4 COLLINS (HOWARD3, SIMEON2, VARDY1) was born 13 Mar 1870 in Hancock Co, TN.  She married TENNESSEE GOINS 15 Feb 1893 in Hancock Co, TN, son of LYDIA ?.  He was born 12 Nov 1874 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 30 Nov 1953 in Hancock Co, TN.

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. 12 Feb 1893; d. 31 Oct 1960, St. Charles, VA; m. LUTHER DAVIDSON; b. 08 May 1892; d. 06 Apr 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. 20 Jul 1895.
    iii.    JULIA GOINS, b. Jun 1897.
    iv.    MATHIAS GOINS, b. Nov 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; d. 17 Jul 1924.

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


63.  CARRIE4 COLLINS (HOWARD3, SIMEON2, VARDY1) was born 24 Mar 1873 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 15 Jan 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 02 Jan 1883 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 02 Nov 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. 22 Nov 1892, Hancock Co, TN; d. 07 May 1982; m. GROVER MULLINS; b. 03 Jun 1888, Hancock Co, TN.


64.  SARAH4 COLLINS (MCKINLEY3, SIMEON2, VARDY1) was born Abt. 1872.  She married ARDELL COLLINS 01 Feb 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; b. Abt. 1877.
    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.



65.  NANCY4 COLLINS (BATY3, ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born 15 Aug 1881 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 06 Dec 1961 in Sparta, Ill.  She married LOGAN MISER 25 Aug 1898 in Hancock Co, TN, son of HAMILTON MISER and AMELIA COLLINS.  He was born 12 Oct 1878 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 11 Jul 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. 10 Mar 1924; d. 16 Dec 1925, Hancock Co, TN.

More About CHESTER LOGAN MISER:
Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN
Cause of Death: measles

    ii.    GRACE LOIS MISER, b. 30 Jul 1899, Hancock Co, TN; m. ARTHUR TAYLOR, 15 Sep 1917; d. 01 Nov 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. 08 Apr 1901, Hancock Co, TN; d. 08 Nov 1973, Hancock Co, TN; m. WILLIAM PAUL GROHSE, 10 Oct 1931, Hancock Co, TN.
    iv.    ROY BROUTOM MISER, b. 19 Dec 1902, Hancock Co, TN; m. LEONA TUDOR, 25 Nov 1926.
    v.    MAE THOMPSON MISER, b. 22 Feb 1905, Hancock Co, TN; m. (1) BENJAMEN WELCH; m. (2) PETER KNOKE, 19 Nov 1929.
    vi.    OPPIE NEALSON MISER, b. Abt. 1907.
    vii.    WALTER NEALSON MISER, b. 25 Nov 1909, Hancock Co, TN; d. 06 Aug 1964, Litchfield, Ill; m. DORA CANDLE, Abt. 1931, Chester, Ill.
    viii.    EDITH MISER, b. 03 Apr 1911, Hancock Co, TN; m. (1) EDGAR ROTH, Chester, Ill; m. (2) CLYDE RADFORD.
    ix.    ERNEST RANDALL MISER, b. 09 Jul 1913, Hancock Co, TN; d. 23 Feb 1954; m. PEARL TRENT, 24 Aug 1933, Hancock Co, TN?.
    x.    CLARIBEL GARRON MISER, b. 07 Nov 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. 13 Mar 1918, Hancock Co, TN; m. RUDOLPH FEEGLE, Chester, Ill.
    xii.    CARL MISER, b. 06 Jun 1920; d. 03 Mar 1921.

More About CARL MISER:
Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN
Cause of Death: measles

    xiii.    FLORENCE MARIE MISER, b. 06 May 1921, Hancock Co, TN; d. 14 Jun 1936, Hancock Co, TN?; m. HENRY FORD WILLIAMS.
    xiv.    CECIL RANKIN MISER, b. 15 Jan 1928, Hancock Co, TN; m. POLLY HORTON, 03 Nov 1948, Tazewell, Claiborne Co., TN.


66.  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 18 Jun 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. 18 Sep 1888; d. 13 Sep 1927.
    v.    NANCY COLLINS.
    vi.    CREDY COLLINS.


67.  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 (46) Martha Collins.

68.  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.


69.  KAINEY4 COLLINS (ARMISTEAD3, ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born 1858 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 10 Oct 1936 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married DARTHULA COLLINS 29 Jan 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 (45) Darthula Collins.

70.  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 16 Oct 1881 in Hancock Co, TN?, daughter of BOONE GIBSON and BARB COLLINS.  She was born 19 Jan 1862.
    
Children of JAMES COLLINS and VICTORIA GIBSON are:
    i.    SHERM5 COLLINS.
    ii.    MOLLIE COLLINS.
    iii.    ROSA COLLINS.


71.  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.    WYLIE BOONE5 GIBSON, b. 26 Oct 1875, Hancock Co, TN; d. 24 Jan 1951, Hancock Co, TN; m. ROSE KINDER; b. 19 Jul, VA; d. 01 Nov 1930, Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for ROSE KINDER:
Rose may have been married to a Williams first.



72.  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 (48) Elbert Sexton.

73.  VICTORIA4 GIBSON (BARB3 COLLINS, ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born 19 Jan 1862.  She married JAMES L. COLLINS 16 Oct 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 (70) James L. Collins.

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

Notes for JOSEPH COLLINS:
 
    
Children of CHANIE COLLINS and JOSEPH COLLINS are:
    i.    LOUELLA5 COLLINS, b. Bef. 19 Jan 1882, Hancock Co, TN; d. 28 Aug 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.


75.  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. 02 Mar 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. 30 Sep 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. 11 Oct 1902; m. CURTIS TRUITT, Bef. 1928.

Notes for RHODA MULLINS:
   Rhoda went 4 years to Hot Springs Presbyterian School.

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

Notes for LOYD SIZEMORE:
Loyd may have been a PARKS.

    v.    ELIZABETH FAYE MULLINS, b. 13 Aug 1908; m. ALBERT MULLINS; b. 10 Apr 1915, Hancock Co, TN; d. 23 Jun 1969, Hancock Co, TN.

More About ALBERT MULLINS:
Cause of Death: diabetes

    vi.    RUSSELL MULLINS, b. 09 Aug 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.


76.  TALLIE4 COLLINS (PRESH3, ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born Bef. 1879, and died 1919.  She married PATTON GIBSON 28 Feb 1888, son of SHEPHERD GIBSON and SARAH COLLINS.  He was born 12 Mar 1870 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 14 Dec 1930 in Salem, IN.

Notes for PATTON GIBSON:
Patton was described in the Grohse Papers as "Fairlyv large man, forceful character, but inclined to handle liquor. Made money. Was a good soldier during Spanish-American War. Red faced." Patton was killed in an ongoing fued with the Spurlock brothers.
   From the Grohse Papers:
 "Patton killed Henry Miser, and is said to have killed five other men. He carried a silver dollar for each man he killed. They are buried in his casket. On the other hand, I do not know that he counted himself a 'killer' at all. I knew him as a large freindly man . He was killed by John and Pleas Spurlock in Indiana on one of his farms (Salem), supposedly fo hisr killing of their father back in Lee Co., VA. Five or six of his boys were in WWI. Patton moved from Vardy Valley to near Salem, Indiana. It is also said that Patton carried a .45 Colt revolver with six notches on it." Grohse attributed the abve statement to Rev. Arthur H Taylor.
  In the book "Lest We Forget" by Jim Callahan, he says that Conner Bales dug up Patton's grave right after his funeral and robbed his casket of the 6 silvere dollars.
    
Children are listed above under (57) Patton Gibson.

77.  LUCAS4 COLLINS (ELCANA3, ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born Aft. 1855 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 1900.  He married CORAH COLLINS 20 Nov 1886 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of HOWARD COLLINS and JANE MULLINS.  She was born 08 Dec 1868 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1902 in Coatesville, Ind?.
    
Children are listed above under (61) Corah Collins.

78.  ARDELL4 COLLINS (ELCANA3, ALFRED2, VARDY1) was born Bet. 1865 - 1869.  He married (2) SARAH COLLINS 01 Feb 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 (64) Sarah Collins.

79.  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.


80.  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.



81.  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.


82.  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


83.  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. 02 Jun 1905, Hancock Co, TN; d. Apr 1976; m. BESSIE LEE FIELDS.
    ii.    IDA MAE GOINS, b. Abt. 1907.
    iii.    WILLAIM H. GOINS, b. Abt. 1909.


84.  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. 01 Sep 1886.
    v.    THOMAS GOINS, b. 16 Mar 1888.


85.  THOMAS4 GOINS (ALFRED3, ETHIE2 COLLINS, VARDY1) was born 08 Mar 1862 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 12 Oct 1933 in Letcher Co., KY.  He married NANCY COLLINS 27 Oct 1884 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of CONOWAY COLLINS and ELIZABETH WILLIAMS.  She was born 08 May 1869 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 20 Nov 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. 18 Sep 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. 21 Nov 1888, TN; d. Nov 1965, Letcher Co., KY; m. RICHARD VANCE, Abt. 1907.

More About ROSA GOINS:
Burial: Letcher Co., KY

    iii.    CLAY GOINS, b. 10 May 1890, TN; d. 12 Aug 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. 15 Apr 1892, TN; d. 15 May 1924.

Notes for GRANT GOINS:
  Grant was said to be unmarried.

    v.    LOUIS GOINS, b. 12 Mar 1894, TN; d. 16 Jun 1974, Letcher Co., KY; m. MARIE MASON.
    vi.    FANNIE GOINS, b. 22 Jan 1896, TN; m. MILLARD LUCAS, Abt. 1914.
    vii.    HASSIE GOINS, b. 27 Nov 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. 29 Sep 1900, Lee Co, VA; d. 20 Jun 1945, KY; m. RITTER JANE SERGENT, 25 Aug 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. 05 Jun 1901, KY; d. 08 Dec 1988, GA; m. JOHN PATTERSON, Abt. 1920.
    x.    WILLIAM GOINS, b. 11 Feb 1905; d. 08 Feb 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. 18 Oct 1906, Bath Co, KY; d. 24 Apr 1969.
    xii.    HENRY GOINS, b. 13 Feb 1916, Letcher Co., KY; d. 08 Jul 1967, Letcher Co., KY; m. (1) RUBIE ?; m. (2) NOLIE ?.

More About HENRY GOINS:
Burial: Thornton Cem., Letcher Co., KY


86.  SIMEON4 GOINS (ALFRED3, ETHIE2 COLLINS, VARDY1) was born 06 Mar 1897 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 27 Apr 1962 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married MATTIE LONG Abt. 1924, daughter of DICK LONG and MALISSA GOODMAN.  She was born 20 Oct 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. 29 May 1929.


87.  WILLIAM4 BIGGS (WILSON3, CLARKIA2 COLLINS, VARDY1) was born 18 Nov 1855 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 16 Nov 1938 in Knoxville, TN.  He married (1) MARGARET COLLINS 25 Jan 1872.    He married (2) BETTY JANE COLLINS 08 Sep 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. 01 Jan 1881; d. 07 Feb 1950, Knoxville, TN; m. LULA LEE JONES, 04 Jun 1904.

More About WAYMAN NELSON BIGGS:
Burial: Edgewood Cem., Knoxville, TN

More About LULA LEE JONES:
Burial: Edgewood Cem., Knoxville, TN


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