Francis Asbury Collison

25 June 1837–29 September 1918 (Age 81)
Higginsville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States

The Life of Francis Asbury

When Francis Asbury Collison was born on 25 June 1837, in Higginsville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States, his father, Absalom Collison, was 32 and his mother, Mary Virginia Chenoweth, was 24. He married Nancy Jane Howard on 25 October 1866, in Vermilion, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Pilot Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Ludlow, Champaign, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 29 September 1918, in Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Ludlow Township, Champaign, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Asbury Collison
1837–1918
Nancy Jane Howard
1846–1912
Marriage: 25 October 1866
Joseph A. Collison
1867–1868
Fred Collison
1869–1914
Lillie Collison
1872–1907
Lula Collison
1872–1952
Harry Collison
1875–1905
Ella Mae Collison
1877–1963
Maud Myrtle Collison
1882–1929
Jessie Blanch Collison
1886–1886
Nellie Hazel Collison
1888–1912

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 October 1866
Vermilion, Illinois, United States
children

(9)

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Parents and Siblings

    Absalom Collison

    Male1805–1853Male

    Mary Virginia Chenoweth

    Female1812–1885Female

siblings

(14)

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 2

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1846

Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 24

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Collins .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Francis Callison, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Francis A Collison, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Francis A Collison, "United States Census, 1910"

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