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Amos Sands Collins
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Birth: May 5, 1821
Tompkins County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 22, 1882
Memphis
Scotland County
Missouri, USA

Amos Sands Collins is the son of Dr. John and Elizabeth (Perkins) Collins. He married (1) Olive Mahala Kingsley on 27 Dec 1849, in Ithaca, New York. They were the parents of at least four children: Frances Augusta, Elizabeth Alice, Joseph, and Olive Amelia. He married (2) Elizabeth Diantha Wilson on 28 Sep 1862. They were the parents of at least two children: John Wilson and Caroline Elizabeth "Carrie".

From the obituary of Amos Collins, as printed in the Memphis Reville, March 24, 1882 (reprinted with permission)
"Mr. Amos Collins was stricken with paralysis while working near his barn. With the help of his son, John he crept on hands and knees to the house. Neighbors Hohn Holly and George Smith, nursed him through the night and he passed away the following day. The funeral was preached by Rev. B. T. Stauber from Hebrew 4:11. Mr. Collins was well known to the people of the northern party of the county. He was the first Sunday School Superintendent of the M.E. Church in Scotland County. He was not a member of the church at that time, but becoming a member of the Quarterly Conference by being a Sunday School Superintendent, he gradually became attached to the church. Previously he had withdrawn from the Orthodox Quaker church by marrying outside of that organization. In time he united with the M.E. church, and has served some official capacity, either as Sunday School Superintendent, steward, or class leader, and was very frequently chosen as secretary of the Quarterly Conference. At the time of his death he was Recording Secretary of the Circuit. A more devoted servant of the church and Sunday School could not be found; he was always at the post of duty. He won the appreciation of the whole circuit. He was a singularly patient man, and cheerful under the most trying circumstances, devoted quite as much to the happiness of others as to his own welfare. Had he pursued some other career in life, the acuteness of his mind would have made him a grand success. Such sterling qualities as were exhibited in his character could only be a blessing to his fellows in this life; in that which is to come. Long will his name be remembered."

From the Collins Family History written by Fannie MacMunn, 1936.
"Amos Collins took up government land in Scotland County, Mo., not far from his brother Silas and sister Hannah MacMunn. He and his family arrived in this county September 22, 1856, in company with Hannah and Arthur MacMunn and their infant son, William; also in this party was the wife of Silas Collins, Sarah Anna, with her two year old daughter, Mary. These were seven days by train and ox-wagon from Trumansburg, N.Y. via Chicago and Bonaparte, Iowa. In this new home, Amos quietly went about his work, ever mindful of his duties to other. After the death of his wife [Olive], 15 Sep 1858, he boarded his daughters in the homes of friends. About 1866 he permitted his eldest sister, Emeline, to take his little daugthers to live in New York City with her, where she was employed in manufacturing ladies "Quaker" bonnets. She was most devoted to these children, and educated them together with help from their father, and her younger brother, William Collins, who also lived in the city. They never returned to Missouri to live with their father. At the time of the war between the states, Amos enlisted for the defense of the Union in Co. 21st. Mo. Volunteers and was mustered out, having served in the hosptial corps. On September 28, 1862, he married again, a widow Diantha Wilson-Barton, who had two sons, nearly grown, named Frank and William. She had been a nurse in the army. He and his wife continued to live on the farm he first entered from the government until the time of his death in 1882."

Civil War Veteran
Pvt Co I, 21 MO Vol Inf

Enlisted Jun 18, 1861, Memphis, MO
Mustered in Feb 1, 1862, Canton, MO
Discharged Aug 18, 1862, Corinth, MS

Office of Adjutant General
Record of Service Card, Civil War, 1861-1865
Box 17
Reel s00857 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Collins (1781 - 1859)
  Elizabeth Perkins Collins (1789 - 1856)
 
 Spouses:
  Diantha Gibler (1832 - 1914)
  Olive Mahala Kingsley Collins (1829 - 1858)*
 
 Siblings:
  George Fox Collins (1812 - 1863)*
  Emeline Collins Birdsell (1815 - 1904)*
  Silas Perkins Collins (1817 - 1860)*
  Amos Sands Collins (1821 - 1882)
  Caroline Elizabeth Collins (1823 - 1846)*
  Lydia Wilbur Collins (1827 - 1872)*
  Hannah Earle Collins MacMunn (1829 - 1904)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Aged 60Y. 10M. 17D.
 
Burial:
Memphis Cemetery
Memphis
Scotland County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section 4- Row 1
 
Maintained by: Larry and Jane
Originally Created by: Linda Brown 47388779
Record added: Oct 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77809306
Amos Sands Collins
Added by: Linda Brown 47388779
 
Amos Sands Collins
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Amos Sands Collins
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