Cornelius Collins

1840–30 May 1902 (Age 62)

The Life 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, 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
Jane Barton
Marriage: 11 October 1878
Catherine M. Collins

Spouse and Children

11 October 1878
Brownstown Township, Wayne, Michigan, United States


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

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coileáin and Mac Coileáin ( see Cullen 1).2 English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Col(l)in, a pet form of Coll , itself a short form of Nicholas .3 Americanized form of French Colin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cornelius Collins, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Cornelius Collins in entry for Catharine Collins, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
  • Cornelius Collins, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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