Watson Collins

1790–1850 (Age 60)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Watson

When Watson Collins was born about 1790, in South Carolina, United States, his father, Jacob Collins, was 55 and his mother, Unknown, was 40. He married Mary Moss about 1813, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Macon, North Carolina, United States in 1840 and Township 5 Pickens, Pickens, South Carolina, United States in 1850. He died after 1850, in United States, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

Watson Collins
1790–1850
Mary Moss
1797–1853
Marriage: about 1813
Martha Collins
1813–1885
Pinkney Collins
1825–
David Terrell Collins
1826–1900
William W Collins
1815–1881
Susan Collins
1820–
Adolphus Madison Collins
1821–1891
Eliza Collins
1826–
Thomas Collins
1831–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
about 1813
South Carolina, United States
children

(8)

  • Martha Collins

    Female1813–1885Female

  • William W Collins

    Male1815–1881Male

  • Susan Collins

    Female1820–Female

  • Male1821–1891Male

  • Pinkney Collins

    Male1825–Male

+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Jacob Collins

    Male1735–1820Male

  • Unknown

    Female1750–Female

siblings

(4)

  • Thomas Collins

    Male1770–1861Male

  • John Collins

    Male1772–Male

  • Richard Collins

    Male1780–Male

  • Male1790–1850Male

World Events (7)

1791

Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1792 · Head Tax Law

Age 2

"In 1792, South Carolina passes a law called the ""head tax"" for all free African Americans from age 16-50. This tax was $2.00."
1808

Age 18

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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)

  • Watson Collins in household of Unknown, "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 "
  • Watson Collins, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Watson Collins, "United States Census, 1830"

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