Tamey Collins

23 February 1840–29 July 1859 (Age 19)
Grayson, Virginia, United States

The Life of Tamey

When Tamey Collins was born on 23 February 1840, in Grayson, Virginia, United States, her father, Randolph Collins, was 31 and her mother, Celia Hayes, was 31. She married William Oliver Hampton on 25 October 1857, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 29 July 1859, in Grayson, Virginia, United States, at the age of 19, and was buried in Grayson, Virginia, United States.

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William Oliver Hampton
Tamey Collins
Marriage: 25 October 1857
Litha Telitha Matilda Hampton

Spouse and Children

25 October 1857
Ashe, North Carolina, United States


    Litha Telitha Matilda Hampton


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World Events (3)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 4

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

Age 7

Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.

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)

  • Tamsey Collins in household of Randolph Collins, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Tamsey Collins, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Tansy Collins in entry for Litha Hampton Cox, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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