|Birth: ||Nov. 19, 1781|
New London County
|Death: ||Feb. 27, 1859|
New York, USA
According to the stone, he came to Hector in 1823.
John and Elizabeth (Perkins) Collins were married on October 25, 1809. They were the parents of the following children: George Fox Collins, Emeline (Collins) Birdsall, Silas Perkins Collins, Mary Thankful (Collins) Isaac, Amos Sands Collins, Caroline Elizabeth Collins, John Plumb Collins,
Lydia Wilbur (Collins) Jeffers, Hannah Earle (Collins) MacMunn, and William Penn Collins. All of their children were born in New York.
OBITUARY - Doctor John Collins, one of the oldest and ablest physicians in Western N.Y. died on the 27th of February (1858) after a short and painful illment of disease of the heart. This truly estimable man was born in Stonington, Connecticut, Nov. 19, 1781, and, after obtaining a thorough knowledge and practice of medicine, he removed to this state (New York), and in 1823 settled in Tompkins County, where he resided and followed his profession until the time of his death, having reached the advanced age of 78. Being an eminent and skillful physician he gained a reputation which led invalids to seek his counsel, and trust their lives in his hands (so far as medical aid could reach), with entire cofidence; being of a generous, open-hearted disposition, the poor man ever found in him a friend, as he was always ready to answer their call. He was calm and collected under the most trying circumstances, brave and ardent in his profession. His memory will be sanctified in the hearts of all who knew him. Having spent a life devoted to healing diseases of the body, nor neglecting his own soul's salvation, he is now called by the Great Physician of Souls, from labors to reward. He is leaving a large circle of friends to mourn a community's loss, which is his gain."
From the Collins Family History, written by Fannie McMunn - "John Collins, youngest son of Amos and Thankful Clark-Collins, was a tiny baby of two pounds or less. A china tea-cut fitted over his head to the shoulders, and his mother's wedding ring slipped over the hand like a bracelet. He was wrapped in cotton and handled on a pillow, and fed from a quill. He grew into a broad-shouldered man six feet tall. Became a medical doctor and surgeon. Being threatened with consumption, he embarked as ship's surgeon, in which capacity he sailed the Atlantic seven voyages. He attributed his restored health to sea air and the cod liver eaten aboard ship. In the year 1806 his ship was taken as a prize by British privateers and carried to Cork, Ireland. While critically ill at this place his Irish nurse assured him that he should have a fine "wake" since he was a "fine gentleman." It is related of him that at the age of nine years that his father entrusted him to go on horse back across the state line from Stonington, Connecticut to South Kingston, Rhode Island and to carry a sum of money owing to Sands Perkins. It was thought no one would suspect the child of having money, nor would molest him. It was on this occasion that the child stayed over night, and so rocked the cradle of the baby girl who later became his wife. Dr. John Collins married Elizabeth Perkins October 25, 1809, at South Kingston, Rhode Island, the place of her birth. She was a daughter of Sands and Mary Plumb-Perkins. The marriage was solemnized by Elder Gresham Palmer. With his young wife they removed to the then wilds of western New York, at Chatham. Here they remained about fourteen years, when they purchased land in and adjacent to Hector, Thompkins County, NY, halfway between Seneca and Cayuga Lake. Here the family were reared and the parents passed away. These lakes referred to, would freeze over in winter and so afford excellent sleighing for young people, and afford "short-cuts" across country for their elders. This is an attractive sectionof NY state."
Amos Collins (1749 - 1796)
Thankful Clarke Collins (1748 - 1831)
Elizabeth Perkins Collins (1789 - 1856)
Emeline Collins Birdsell (1815 - 1904)*
Silas Perkins Collins (1817 - 1860)*
Amos Sands Collins (1821 - 1882)*
Caroline Elizabeth Collins (1823 - 1846)*
Hannah Earle Collins MacMunn (1829 - 1904)*
Hector Quaker Cemetery
New York, USA
Maintained by: Larry and Jane
Originally Created by: Roxanne Ellis VanWormer
Record added: Oct 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60231417