Elizabeth Collins

18 December 1776–2 September 1841 (Age 64)
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Collins was born on 18 December 1776, in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Joel Collins, was 26 and her mother, Bethiah Hall, was 36. She married John Palmer on 9 October 1800, in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. She died on 2 September 1841, in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Village Cemetery, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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John Palmer
Elizabeth Collins
Marriage: 9 October 1800
Elizabeth Tyler Palmer
John Collins Palmer
Elizabeth Tyler Palmer
Mary Ann Palmer
Lewis Palmer
Mary Ann Palmer
Chauncey Palmer
Julia Palmer
Sophia Palmer
Julia Palmer

Spouse and Children

9 October 1800
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States




    Elizabeth Tyler Palmer


    John Collins Palmer


    Elizabeth Tyler Palmer


    Mary Ann Palmer


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 5

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.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 5

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 18

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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)

  • Elizabeth in entry for Julia Palmer, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Elizabeth in entry for Mary Ann Palmer, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Elizabeth Collins, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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