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James Madison Collins
and Ruth Hale

James Madison Collins b 12 Dec 1827 Rockhouse, Perry Co, KY d 11 Dec 1915 Letcher Co KY; s/o James Shepard Collins and Elizabeth Lewis. James Madison Collins m. Ruth Hale b 1838 Russell Co VA d/o Arch Hale and Elizabeth Unknown. (1860 Letcher Co KY Census). Children of James Madison Collins and Ruth Hale;

1. Millard T Collins b 19 Dec 1856 Letcher Co KY d 6 Jun 1962 Washington DC

2. Benjamin Franklin Collins b 4 Jan 1859 Rockhouse, Letcher Co KY; m. 25 May 1878 Letcher Co KY to Eliza Kelly b 1862 Letcher Co KY; d/o William Kelly and Frankie Collins.

3. Sarah Collins b 4 Nov 1860 Letcher Co KY d 30 Jan 1930 Ben Herr AR; buried Boyd Cemetery, Ben Herr, AR; m. Columbus Webster Johnson b 22 Dec 1848 Lee Co VA d 22 Sept 1936; s/o Joseph Johnson.

4. John Collins b May 1864 KY d Aug 1918 KY; occupation, doctor; m. 20 Nov 1887 Letcher Co KY to Sarah Elizabeth Polly Adkins b Mar 1867. Children of John Collins and Sarah Elizabeth Polly Adkins;

i. Ada Collins b 15 Oct 1888 KY; m. Henry Holcomb. Child of Henry Holcomb and Ada Collins;

I. John M Holcomb.

Ada Collins m. Sam Kleghorn. Children of Sam Kleghorn and Ada Collins;

I. Winnie Kleghorn

II. David Kleghorn

III. Kittie Kleghorn.

Ada Collins m. Jefferson H Standridge b 29 Dec 1881; s/o Alexander Elliott Standridge and Mary Elizabeth Skinner. Children of Jefferson H Standridge and Ada Collins;

I. Mary Elizabeth Standridge b 30 Jun 1921

II. James Alexander Standridge b 2 Dec 1923

III. Georgianna Martha Nell Standridge b 27 Feb 1925

IV. Henry Ford Standridge b 5 Nov 1927

ii. Arthur Collins b May 1889 KY; m. 31 Oct 1936 to Ida Webb b about 1893 KY

iii. Bruce Collins b 5 Nov 1892 KY d 17 Sept 1974 AR; m. 25 Dec 1922 to Martha LeVada Standridge b 7 Dec 1902 d 4 Oct 1975 Pope Co AR; d/o Howard Standridge and Mary Humphrey. Children of Bruce Collins and Martha LeVada Standridge;

I. Ruby Collins b 25 Sept 1923

II. Arthur Collins b 29 Jan 1924

III. Howard Collins b 11 Sept 1926

IV. Esley Collins b 10 Jun 1928

V. Clyde Collins b 12 Jan 1942

VI. Martha Lou Collins b 15 Oct 1948

VII. 6 more children.

5. Boyd Collins b about 1865 KY d 15 Apr 1874 Letcher Co KY

6. Esther Collins b 1867 Boonesboro, KY; m. David Coleman b about 1863. Children of David Coleman and Esther Collins;

i. Maxie Coleman b about 1889

ii. Billy Coleman b about 1891.

Esther Collins m. (2) James Simonds b about 1863

7. Edith Collins b 24 Mar 1869 Boonesboro, KY d 3 Jan 1944; m. James Stone b 13 Nov 1865 d 7 Nov 1938. Children of James Stone and Edith Collins;

i. Pearl Stone b 26 Jan 1895

ii. George Chester Stone b 12 Oct 1897

iii. Palmer Stone b 30 May 1898

iv. Ruth Stone b 9 Mar 1900

v. May Stone b 9 Jun 1902

vi. Jean Stone b 31 May 1904

vii. John M Stone b 22 Apr 1906

8. Emmett Asbury Collins b Aug 1871 Boonesboro KY d 10 Sept 1950 Isom, Letcher Co KY; m. Serelda Adams b 1 Jul 1881 Isom, Letcher Co KY d 23 Apr 1958. Children of Emmett Asbury Collins and Serelda Adams;

i. Ted Collins b 15 Nov 1910 Isom, Letcher Co KY d 12 Mar 1968

ii. Loretta Collins b 28 Jan 1915 Isom, Letcher Co KY d 3 Sept 1932.

9. William Walter Collins b 18 Dec 1875 Boonesboro, KY d 8 Dec 1952 Connelsville, PA; m. about 1912 PA to Missouri White b 4 Dec 1870 Elizabeth, PA d 6 Aug 1950 PA; d/o Robert White and Matilda Grabel Edwards. Children of William Walter Collins and Missouri White;

i. Ruth Collins b 24 Nov 1912 Linn, PA

ii. William Collins

Missouri White m. about 1886 PA to George Huston b 1867 PA; d/o Robert Huston and Margaret Unknown. Children of George Huston and Missouri White;

i. George Albert Huston b Sept 1889 PA

ii. Royce Huston b Aug 1891

iii. Robert Huston b Aug 1893

iv. Margaret Matilda Huston b 20 Oct 1895 Walnut Hill PA

v. Gladys Huston b 21 Sept 1898 Westmoreland Co PA

vi. Oliver Huston b 1900

George Huston m. before 1920 PA to Clara J Unknown b 1861 PA

Missouri White m. about 1905 PA to James Keefer b 1880 d 1945 PA. Child of James Keefer and Missouri White;

i. Emma Keefer b about 1908 Parkersburg, WV d 12 Mar 2002; m. Harry Edward Nicholson b 6 Apr 1902.

10. Martha Collins b 3 Oct 1878 Letcher Co KY

11. Prior M Collins b 11 Oct 1879; m. Betty Mae Royston b 1900 Letcher Co KY


1860 Letcher Co KY Census:
159-159 Collins Matison 32 M Merchant 1,500 1,200 KY
159-159 Collins Rutha 22 F VA
159-159 Collins Millad 3 M KY
159-159 Collins Benjamin 1 M KY
159-159 Hail Nathan 24 M Farm Laborer (Hale) VA


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