Edward Collins

Brief Life History of Edward

When Edward Collins was born on 7 August 1711, in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, Robert Collins, was 44 and his mother, Mary Foster, was 35. He married Susanna Peck on 29 August 1738. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 2 January 1802, at the age of 90.

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Edward Collins
Susanna Peck
Marriage: 29 August 1738
Mary Collins
Edward Collins
Edward Collins
Samuel Collins
Molle Collins
Capt Daniel Collins
Child Collins

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  • Edward Collins, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Edward Collings in entry for Collings, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Edward Collins, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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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Biographical Sketch of the Collins Family

Quoted from "Commemorative Biographical Record of New Haven County, Connecticut, Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, and of Many of the Early Settled Families. I …

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