Robert Elijah Collins

1828–after 1900 (Age 72)
Cedarrock, Franklin, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Robert Elijah

When Robert Elijah Collins was born in 1828, in Cedarrock, Franklin, North Carolina, United States, his father, Josiah Collins, was 23 and his mother, Frances or "Fannie" Vincent, was 25. He married Mary Julia Harper on 4 December 1877, in Cedarrock, Franklin, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Nashville, Nash, North Carolina, United States in 1860 and North Carolina, United States in 1870. He died after 1900, in Franklin, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 73.

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Robert Elijah Collins
Mary Julia Harper
Marriage: 4 December 1877
Mary Mildred Collins
Josiah C Collins
Martha Frances Collins
Priscilla Lucille Collins
Robert David Collins
John Jones Collins

Spouse and Children

4 December 1877
Cedarrock, Franklin, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 2

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 25

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

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)

  • R E Collins in household of Nancy Evans, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Robert E Collins, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Robert Collins in household of Josiah Collins, "United States Census, 1850"

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