Justus Collins

14 December 1857–18 October 1934 (Age 76)
Clayton, Barbour, Alabama, United States

The Life of Justus

When Justus Collins was born on 14 December 1857, in Clayton, Barbour, Alabama, United States, his father, Hartwell Collins, was 29 and his mother, Louisa Williams, was 21. He married Lucy Gertrude Dent on 4 April 1883, in Rome, Floyd, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Florida, United States in 1870. He died on 18 October 1934, in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States.

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Justus Collins
Lucy Gertrude Dent
Marriage: 4 April 1883
George Randall Collins
Lucy Gertrude COLLINS
Anne Collins
Phyllis Collins
Amy Whipple COLLINS

Spouse and Children

4 April 1883
Rome, Floyd, Georgia, United States


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World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 3

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1878 · St. Mary's Episcopal Church is Built

Age 21

The Episcopal Diocese of Florida organized a mission church in 1878 to provide a location that could serve seasonal guests. Visitors and residents from Green Cove Springs raised over $1000 to build the church. On March 10, 1879, the Church held its first service. This location is notable because it would eventually be added to U.S. National Register of Historic Places (February 17, 1978).

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)

  • Justice A Collins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Justus Collins in household of Lucius C Gaston, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Justus Collins in household of Louisa Collins, "United States Census, 1860"

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