Cornelius Collins

Male1840–30 May 1902

Brief Life History of Cornelius

Cornelius Collins was born in 1840, in Ireland. He married Jane Barton on 11 October 1878, in Brownstown Township, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Brownstown Township, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1880. He died on 30 May 1902, in Tompkins, Tompkins Township, Jackson, Michigan, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Flat Rock, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

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Cornelius Collins
Samuel Collins
Elda Collins

Sources (12)

  • Cornelius Collins, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Cornelius Collins, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Cornituis Collins in entry for Catherine Collins, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"

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World Events (8)


Age 5

The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Age 23

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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