Photos of Gary
Scott Collins's ancestors and related families
These photos are associated with the ancestry
file at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/~garyscottcollins/
and historical documents at http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~garyscottcollins
They are organized in family groups with earlier
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Grave photos can be found at "virtual cemeteries" for families
starting from http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=47022063
Descendants and relations of Richard
Collins (1725-1808, NJ)
Collins burial grounds, Collins Mills, Port Republic, Galloway
Township, Atlantic Co., NJ. The burial grounds are about
one mile west of
Smithville and south of Port Republic, in Galloway Township, Atlantic
Co., NJ, and include the grave of Richard Collins (1725-1808) and
descendants. (The burial grounds are in ill repair.
Gravestone photos below were taken in 1991,
courtesy of Francis
Collins (1769-1845). Reverend John Collins was son of
Richard Collins (1725-1808) and a founder of methodism
Ohio. He helped organize a migration to Ohio from southern NJ
in the very early 1800's by
about 100 families.
Collins (1806-1900). Grandson of Richard Collins (1725-1808)
via Levi Collins (1772-1813). John was a New Jersey Sea Captain
who sailed as far as Brazil, as described in a newspaper article here.
He was also a prosperous farmer in Port Republic, New Jersey.
Collins (1839-1870) and William
A. Bowen (1835-1903). Asenath was great granddaughter
of Richard Collins (1725-1808) via Levi
Collins (1772-1813) and Daniel
Lake Collins (1808-1887).
- John Collins (portrait
from the newspaper article, courtesy of Patty Luthy)
Collins (1837-65) was great grandson of Richard Collins via Levi
Collins (1772-1813) and John
Collins (1806-1900). He had two children Thomas Jefferson and
Daniel Charles Newman by his wife Elizabeth
Lippincott (1835-1934) before dying young of smallpox in New
Orleans in 1865 while setting up a business. Elizabeth lived to
the age of 98.
D. C. Newman Collins
(1865-1953). Newman Collins was
of Elizabeth Lippincott and Daniel Collins and an industrial engineer
architect by profession. He was also a talented musician,
chronicler, painter and craftsman. He had two wives. His
first wife, Laura Rossiter (abt 1871-1899), bore him two children,
Harold and Edith. His second wife, Rosalie A.
Furman (1874-1955) bore him a son John Dillard Collins
(1912-1959). .Rosalie graduated from Bryn
Mawr College with a bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry in 1895
taught at the Finch School in Manhattan and at high schools on
Staten Island and in
New Jersey before marriage.
Arthur Lippincott Collins (1891-1975) and Ethel Drysdale Watson
was son of Thomas
Jefferson Collins (1862-1905) and nephew of D. C. Newman Collins.
Arthur may have been raised in part by
D.C. Newman Collins after the early death of his parents. Arthur
was a metallurgist in Philadelphia.
C. Newman Collins in about 1905
Thomas and Newman Collins, with a friend on the right, in Bayonne, NJ,
in about 1897
Chief's hat of Newman Collins, Haddonfield, NJ, 1887, second view ( photos
courtesy of Francis Chamberlain)
home at 232 Walnut Avenue, Cranford, NJ, between about 1908-1950
- Newman Collins
and son Harold in 1910's
Collins and Rosalie Furman ca 1910
Building War Service Medal (for designing concrete ships
during World War I)
photo. From left in back row: Walter Chamberlain, Edith Collins,
Lippincott, Rosalie Furman, Ethel Watson?, D.C. Newman Collins; in
three young children; in front, J. Dillard Collins; about 1925
- Family photo. From
left: Walter and Francis Chamberlain, John Dillard and D.C. Newman
Collins; about 1925
- Christmas group
about 1927. From left: Edith, Ethel, ?, Douglas, Elizabeth,
Rosalie, D.C. Newman, Arthur and John Dillard Collins
White Steam car (with Harold Collins), (manufactured 1900-1910,
Cleveland, Ohio, identification courtesy of Frank Bristing, Editor,
Coilbox Courier, H.C.C.S.C., photo about 1905-1910).
Kisselkar Baby Tonneau car (with Harold Collins) (manufactured
1908-1931, Hartford, WI; identification courtesy of Frank Bristing,
Editor, CoilBox Courier, H.C.C.S.C.; photo about 1909, from license
cards: Newman and Rosalie Collins (center) with Aunt Rose and
Nellie (about 1940's)
party, Absecon, NJ, probably summer 1897, with children Arthur, Edith
and Harold Collins from left to right
- Yachting trophy, Bayonne Yachting Club, 1902: Allegro
Cup reverse (photos courtesy of Francis Chamberlain)
generations: From left in back row, Dill holding Carole, Bit,
Rosalie Furman, D.C.N. Collins; front row, Buzz, Gary, Rosalie, 1947
Lippincott Collins (1921-2000) and Liselotta Hinterleitner.
Douglas, known as 'Bink',
was first son of Arthur Collins and Ethel Watson and a mechanical
Norwood Collins (abt 1925- ). Norwood , known as 'Buda', was
second son of Arthur Collins
and Ethel Watson. A church organist.
(1894-1983) and Walter
E. Chamberlain (1892-1983). Edith was daughter
of D. C. Newman Collins by his first wife Laura Rossiter.
Francis Chamberlain (1923- ). Son of Edith Collins and
John Dillard Collins
(1912-59) and Bit Miller (1914-78). John was son of
C. Newman Collins and his second wife Rosalie A. Furman. Bit
was daughter of William Charles Miller and Margaret Rucker Smithson.
John graduated from MIT in 1933 with a degree in electrical
Scott Collins (1944- ) and Peggy Lynn Webb. Gary was son of
John Dillard Collins.
Dillard as toddler in car, about 1914
Dillard holding infant nephew Francis Chamberlain, about 1924
- High school graduation
portrait of John Dillard, about 1928
- John Dillard
Collins with accordion in musical group; next door neighbor Lowell
Craft is in front of Dill
- John Dillard Collins abt
- John Dillard
Collins in 1938 at fifth year reunion of class of 1933 at Massachusetts
Institute of Technology
and friends on NJ shore, August 1949; from left, Buzz (Charles
Collins), Rosalie, Art and
Artie Nilsen, Helen Nilsen, Gary, and Dill (John Dillard Collins)
Descendants and relations of Dillard
Collins (abt 1760-1821, KY)
(1823-81) and Elvira
Jane Hatchett (1827-70). John was grandson
Dillard Collins (abt 1760-1821). He was a surgeon in the
Army. John and Elvira had three daughters, Leila, Jessie
(abt 1852-abt 1910). Rosalie was youngest daughter of John
and Elvira Hatchett. Never marrying, she raised nieces Lucy and
Rosalie Furman after their mother, her sister
Jessie Paralie Collins, and father, Williams Barnard Furman,
She received a degree from the State Normal School of New Jersey in
1870 and taught in Evansville, Indiana. She lived for some time
around 1900 in New Harmony,
Indiana, site of an earlier religious commune.
Salome Collins (1846-aft 1910) and John Donald Gunn (abt 1840-).
Leila was eldest daughter of John Dillard Collins.
Glenn Dillard Gunn
(1874-1963) and Bessie
Bracken (1881-aft 1930). Glenn was son of
Salome Collins and John Donald Gunn. Glenn was a musician,
director of a musical school, and reviewer of musical performances
for major newspapers in Chicago and Washington, DC.
Gunn (1885-aft 1930) was another son of Leila Salome Collins and
John Donald Gunn. He was an artist who painted.
Narcissa Williams Jeffress (1805-aft 1880) and John
Archard Hatchett (1798-1860) were parents of
Jane Hatchett (1827-70), John Dillard Collins's first wife.
(1842-aft 1929) and Harvey
Longland. Meadows (abt 1824-aft 1880).
was sister of Elvira Jane Hatchett and daughter of Narcissa Jeffress
(1888-1984) Grand-niece of Cornelia Hatchett (1842-aft 1929), a
schoolteacher for many years in the area of Charleston, Hopkins Co., KY
(thanks to Rosa Bearden for the identification)
Kirby (1829-1897) Husband of Marianna Hatchett
(1832-abt 1879) and brother-in-law of John Dillard Collins.
Highly respected educator; superintendant of Henderson
schools, Professor, and Principal of Louisville Male High School, as
"Aunt Anna" and was part of the trek of John Dillard Collins (1823-81)
the Civil War from Kentucky down to Louisiana and back
Quinn, Dawson Springs, KY, "Cousin Allie's Daughter" written on
reverse side of photo.
during which he was private teacher of Rosalie A. Collins ('Dossie'),
recounted in the historical account Uncle
Descendants and relations of Richard
Furman (1755-1825, NY and SC)
(1755-1825), an eminent Baptist preacher in South Carolina and founder
Furman Theological Seminary, later Furman University, in Greenville,
Kirkwhite Furman (1818-1896) was
grandson of Ruchard Furman (1755-1825) and son of Samuel Furman
(1792-1877). Samuel was a planter and a physician, and had four
- Richard Furman
(1755-1825). Courtesy of Special Collections and Archives, Furman
- Samuel Furman
Furman was son of Richard Furman and also an eminent Baptist
clergyman and professor. Courtesy of Special
Collections and Archives, Furman University.
- James Clement Furman
Clement Furman was son of Richard Furman and also an eminent
Baptist minister and educator. Courtesy of
Special Collections and Archives, Furman University.
Barnard Furman (1845-84) and Jessie
Paralee Collins (abt 1848-1876). Williams was son of Samuel
Kirkwhite Furman and Samuel's first wife Lucinda
Barnard Williams (abt 1820-1847). Jessie was the middle of
three daughters of John
Williams was a physician like his father and
(abt 1785-1860) was a great aunt of Williams Barnard Furman, aunt of
Lucinda Barnard Williams and daughter
John Barnard who was owner of Wilmington Island, GA. Mary E.
Barnard reportedly never married.
Kirkwhite Furman in about 1875
Kirkwhite Furman in about 1890
of Samuel Kirkwhite Furman in Shreveport, LA
of Samuel Kirkwhite Furman (possibly fourth wife Howell), second photo
of Samuel's nephew Richard Furman, Shreveport, LA
Shreveport, LA, daughter of
Mary Ingersoll and Richard Furman
Hope Furman (1887-aft 1957), Shreveporr, LA, daughter of
Mary Ingersoll and Richard
Eliza Furman (1879- ) at age 18, granddaughter of Richard
Furman (1816-1886) who was brother of Samuel Kirkwhite Furman
(photo courtesy of Michael Loeb)
Lucy Salome Furman
(1869-1958), daughter of Williams Barnard Furman and Jessie Paralee
Lucy was an educator, author of a number of best selling books
portraying life in
Appalachia, and activist promoting humane treatment of animals who were
trapped and, via the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU),
abolition of the sale of alcohol. Lucy taught for some years
around 1905-1910 at the Hindman Settlement School, in Knott County,
Allan Furman (1874-1955), daughter of Williams
Barnard Furman and Jessie Paralee Collins, sister of
Lucy Salome Furman, and future second wife of D. C. Newman
Collins. Rosalie attended Brym Mawr College, from which she
graduated in 1895, and taught high school in Northeastern New Jersey
and Manhattan before marriage.
Miller, Smithson, Bransford and Dickerson families
Albert Smithson (1797-1885) and Elizabeth
Henry Smithson (1852-1914) was grandson of George Albert Smithson,
a farmer and minister living with his wife Nannie
Woodson Carnefax (1854-1911) in rural West Virginia.
Rucker Smithson (1887-1946), daughter of Thomas and Nannie
Smithson, was a schoolteacher in Greenbrier
Co., WV before marriage to William Charles Miller in 1910.
Friedrich Mueller (1826-1903), his wife Maria
Carolina Theis (1829-1900) and two young children John
Charles Miller and Frederick W. Miller emigrated to the US from near
Trier in West Prussia in 1854. Their travel document can be found
on the documents page. Johann was a farmer in Prussia and a
grocer. in the US.
Charles Miller (1852-abt 1895), son of Johann Mueller and
Carolina Theis, married Elizabeth
Meyers (abt 1855-abt 1890). They had two children that
survived to adulthood, William Charles Miller and Theodore Frederick
Miller. John was a bookkeeper.
Charles Miller (1886-1950) and Margaret
Rucker Smithson (1887-1946)., had four children William Jr., Bit,
and Norma. William was a banker.
Charles Miller, Jr. (1911-56) and Freda Ann Bresser (1913-2001).
William was son of William Charles Miller and Margaret Rucker
Miller (1914-78) and John Dillard Collins (1912-59).
Bit was daughter of William Charles Miller
and Margaret Rucker Smithson
Virginia Miller (1917-87) and Robert
Elson (1911-91). Ruth
was daughter of William Charles Miller and Margaret
Rucker Smithson. Ruth was a
professor of history at Vassar College and other institutions..
May Miller (1921-91) and Joseph
Beattie Dickerson (1924-94).
Norma was daughter of William Charles Miller and
Margaret Rucker Smithson
Miller in 1932
Carl Burger, abt 1956, an artist for whom Bit (also known as "Von
Bitz") was professional
agent for about 20 years
notice, Scranton Tribune, June 17, 1939
from left to right, back row, D.C. Newman Collins, John Dillard
Collins, Bit Miller, Ruth Miller, William Charles Miller I; front
row, ???, Marilyn Miller, William Miller III, William Miller II
Keister Bransford (1912- )
. A nephew of Margaret
Rucker Smithson by her sister Mary Willie Smithson (1879-1947).
(1825-1910) and second wife Sarah Johnson. Luther was first
of Atchison, Kansas, member of the Kansas territorial legislature and a
Dickerson (1814-1871), elder brother of Luther.
- Dr. A. M. Owen,
Evansville, Indiana. Founder of the Evansville Sanitorium,
1894. A friend who corresponded with Rosalie A. Collins.
Enid, OK, Mar 1911. Born about 1908 to George B. Clarkson and
Lillie P. ??? in Covington, KY. Lillie may have been a friend of
Lucy or Rosalie Furman.
Unknowns with names (prizes for identification!)
Unknowns without names (prizes for identification!)
Many suspected of being friends or relatives of Lucy or
Rosalie Furman or Rosalie Collins
living in the area of Henderson, KY or Evansville, IN in about the
1870's to 1890's.
- unknown 1
- unknown 5
- unknown 6
- unknown 8
four female portraits from Darmstadt, Germany
9 old daguerreotype
- unknown 10 six
female portraits from KY, lower left and lower middle appear to be
Rosalie Allan Collins
- unknown 11
possible wedding photo of Jessie Paralee Collins
12 possibly Mary Ellis, friend of Rosalie Furman from Bryn Mawr
13 possibly a Furman or Collins, possible name Susie J. Sample,
photo made in Shreveport, LA
14 very young child, possibly a Furman or KY Collins,
possibly close to family of Rosalie Furman
Comments, corrections, identifications and
additional photos greatly
appreciated! Contact Gary S.
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