Joshua Mattic Collins

Male5 December 1860–14 February 1942

Brief Life History of Joshua Mattic

When Joshua Mattic Collins was born on 5 December 1860, in Shelby, Indiana, United States, his father, William Harrison Collins, was 20 and his mother, Rebecca Anne Sosbe, was 18. He married Margaret Green on 15 February 1883, in Shelby, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Ohio Township, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 14 February 1942, in Ogilville, Ohio Township, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Ohio Township, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Mattic Collins
Margaret Green
1865–after 1891
Marriage: 15 February 1883
A Son Collins
Alva Albert Collins
Otto Edward Collins
Goldie Ethel Collins
after 1891–1986

Sources (18)

  • Joshua Collins in household of Peter Kemp, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joshua Collins, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Jousha Mattic Collins, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 February 1883Shelby, Indiana, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 3

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 22

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Colin , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

    Irish and Manx: shortened Anglicized from Ó Coileáin, compare Cullen , or in Man or west Ulster shortened from Mac Coileáin, compare McQuillan and McCallion . The genitival -s is a local addition to Collin and variants after the surname was Anglicized.

    Americanized form of French Colin or Collin and also Collette .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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