|Birth: ||Oct. 9, 1760|
|Death: ||Apr. 19, 1849|
Of English ancestry, William was the second child born to William Collins and Ruth (Cook).
He enlisted as Private in the 17th Connecticut Regiment in April 1777. The regiment was under the overall command of Colonel Jonathan Meigs. He served in several different companies in the 17th until the unit was disbanded after eight months In 1799 he served as a waiter to his uncle , Major Augustus Collins in the Connecticut Militia under the command of General Andrew Ward. He was discharged after two months service.
The Collins family moved to the area later to be known as Collinsville in the 1820's. he Collins family made a request to the Postmaster General to name the new village Unionville. The request was turned down due to the fact a Unionville Illinois was already in existence. The Postmaster made the suggestion of Collinsville since the request was made by the Collins family.
Esther Morris Collins (1763 - 1834)*
William Burrage Collins (1801 - 1835)*
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Record added: Jul 06, 2010
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