Harriet Collins

5 February 1831–11 December 1908 (Age 77)
Ira, Rutland, Vermont, United States

The Life of Harriet

When Harriet Collins was born on 5 February 1831, in Ira, Rutland, Vermont, United States, her father, Barton Collins, was 36 and her mother, Annahrietta Chaffee, was 34. She married Ebenezer Berry Saxton on 15 November 1855, in Jamestown, Steuben, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and Coldwater, Branch, Michigan Territory, United States in 1900. She died on 11 December 1908, in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States.

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Ebenezer Berry Saxton
Harriet Collins
Marriage: 15 November 1855
Ida May Saxton
Ella Jane Saxton
Elmer Ellsworth Saxton
Anna Ritta Saxton
Della Louise Saxton
Daniel Saxton
Lee Henry Saxton
Glenn Lyle Saxton

Spouse and Children

15 November 1855
Jamestown, Steuben, Indiana, United States




    Elmer Ellsworth Saxton


    Anna Ritta Saxton


    Della Louise Saxton


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1833 · The Detroit Arsenal

Age 2

The Detroit Arsenal, also known as the Dearborn Arsenal, was built on the Rouge River to serve as a supply depot for the U.S. Army. It was built on the banks of the river so that if there was an explosion within its walls, there would be minimal casualties.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 23

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

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)

  • Harriet Colins in household of Annaretta Colins, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Harriet Saxton in household of E B Saxton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Harriet Saxton in household of Ebenezer B Saxton, "United States Census, 1870"

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