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Thomas J Collins
and Catharine Thomas

Thomas J Collins b about 1821 NC d 1 Apr 1880 Letcher Co KY; s/o Thomas Collins and Nancy Williams. Thomas J Collins m. 2 Feb 1845 Letcher Co KY to Catharine Thomas b 1821 VA; d/o James Thomas and Lucy Proctor. (1850 Letcher Co KY Census and 1860 Letcher Co KY Census). Children of Thomas J Collins and Catharine Thomas;

1. Grazilda Collins b 1849 KY; m. 20 Dec 1866 to Robert Collins b 30 Sept 1852 Letcher Co KY; s/o Eli Collins and Mary Barrett. Children of Robert Collins and Grazilda Collins;

I. Martha Jane Collins

II. Margaret Collins b about 1868

III. James Wesley Colins b 1870

IV. Silas M Collins b 22 Oct 1874 Letcher Co KY

2. Silas Collins b 8 Apr 1852 Letcher Co KY m. about 1873 to Margaret "Peggy" Adams b 1849 d 1925 d/o Spencer Adams and Celia Church.

III. Wesley Collins b 9 Feb 1854 Letcher Co KY d 20 Jan 1936 Letcher Co KY; m 1 Mar 1879 Letcher Co KY to Vina Smith. Children of Wesley Collins and Vina Smith;

1. Troy Collins b 1874

2. Arminda Collins b 1876

3. Silas Collins b 1878

4. Martha C Collins b 1884

5. Peggy Collins b 1886

6. Matthew Collins b 1888

7. Ally Collins b 1893

IV. Nancy E Collins b 1856 KY

V. Mary Collins b 1857 KY; m. m. Charlie Unknown. Mary was a sweet little woman who was married to a controlling, overbearing, abusive, mean man. His mother in law bought a house next to her own and gave it to Charlie and Mary. His thanks for her gift was to refuse her the crumbs of ice which dropped on the floor of his ice house when he was breaking the large chunks of ice in to smaller chunks for sale. Jane had no refrigerator or any means of getting a cold drink in the summer time and Charlie forbade her to pick up dropped pieces of ice to wash for cooling his mother in law a glass of water. To enforce this, he built a fence across her steps where she came out of her house on the side facing his ice house. When the family drove by Mary's home and saw her out on the porch and tooted their horns at her, she was forbidden to look to see who was blowing at her. Of course, these were only the small tip of the iceberg where Charlie's evil ways were concerned.

VI. Thomas Collins b 25 Aug 1866 Letcher Co KY; m. 29 Jan 1890 Letcher Co KY to Elizabeth Collins b 19 Jan 1877 Letcher Co KY; d/o Sanders A Collins and Sylvia Combs. Child of Thomas Collins and Elizabeth Collins;

1. Rozilda Collins b 1894

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