Adolphus Madison Collins

1821–1891 (Age 70)
Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Adolphus Madison

When Adolphus Madison Collins was born on 22 August 1821, in Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina, United States, his father, Watson Collins, was 31 and his mother, Mary Moss, was 24. He married Jane Watson on 12 April 1840, in Macon, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Polk, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years and Notla Township, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States in 1880. He died on 9 November 1891, in Shoal Creek Township, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Mineral Bluff, Fannin, Georgia, United States.

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Adolphus Madison Collins
Jane Watson
Marriage: 12 April 1840
William Washington Collins
Mary Jane Collins
James M Collins
L Mackey Collins
Martha Ann Collins
Margaret Lousiana Collins
Christina Collins
Dolphus Terrell Collins
Sarah Elizabeth Collins

Spouse & Children

12 April 1840
Macon, North Carolina, United States


  • Male1841–1915Male

  • Mary Jane Collins


  • James M Collins


  • L Mackey Collins


  • Martha Ann Collins


+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • Martha Collins


  • William W Collins


  • Susan Collins


  • Male1821–1891Male

  • Pinkney Collins


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 14

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Age 25

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Dolphus Collins, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Dolfus Colling, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Adolphus Collins, "United States Census, 1850"

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