Henry M. Collins Jr.

Male1747–12 July 1812

Brief Life History of Henry M.

When Henry M. Collins Jr. was born in 1747, in Kennett Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Henry Collins, was 27 and his mother, Hannah Hickman Hunt, was 26. He married Elizabeth E. Mendenhall in 1768, in Kennett Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Pennsbury MM, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States in 1790. He died on 12 July 1812, in Franklin Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 65.

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Henry M. Collins Jr.
Elizabeth E. Mendenhall
Marriage: 1768
Hannah ANN Collins
Martha Collins
Henry Collins III
Rachel Collins

Sources (19)

  • Henry Collins, "United States Census, 1810"
  • Henry Collins, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • Henry Collins in entry for Betty Mendenhall, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"

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  • Marriage
    1768Kennett Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America
  • Children (4)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 29

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 29

    The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.

    1783 · A Free America

    Age 36

    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Colin , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

    Irish and Manx: shortened Anglicized from Ó Coileáin, compare Cullen , or in Man or west Ulster shortened from Mac Coileáin, compare McQuillan and McCallion . The genitival -s is a local addition to Collin and variants after the surname was Anglicized.

    Americanized form of French Colin or Collin and also Collette .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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