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Pvt James Polk Collins
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Birth: Mar. 8, 1844
Webster County
Mississippi, USA
Death: May 7, 1912

Son of James Simpson Collins and Cyena Blaylock. James married Mariah Jane Collins on November 25, 1870. Mariah was the daughter of Major Robert Crume Collins (brother to James Simpson Collins). Therefore Mariah was 1st cousin and wife to James Polk Collins. Mariah was born 12/29/1850 in Greene County, Alabama, and died after 1883 in Montgomery County, Mississippi.

James Polk Collins was in the CSA, Company A, 3 Mississippi Cavalry, enlisted April 23, 1864, in Carroll County, Mississippi, and was taken prisoner. He was a private in the CSA, Robert's Company A, 3rd Battalion Cavalry Reserves. He was received as a Military Prisoner in Alton Illinois on January 17, 1865.

James was born ? on the Winona and Bellefontain Wagon Road one mile east of Lodi, Mississippi. At the age of 4, he moved with his family one mile east of the Winona and Bellefontain and the Bankston and Greensboro Road. He grew up to manhood gaining only a ordinary education, became a member of the Baptist Church. He was a Tanner by trade, but exhibited ingenuity in mechanical lines.

NOTE: Born near Lodi, Webster County, Miss. - in 1843, Lodi was in Webster County, as there was no Montgomery County at that time. In 2012, Lodi is about 1 mile inside the Montgomery County line, just west of the Webster County line.


NOTE: Information found at the Mississippi Confederate Grave Registry, shows James Polk Collins enlisting on 09/22/1862 and being discharged on 05/04/1865. It is possible that he served his tour and reenlisted for a second tour.
Family links: 
  James Simpson Collins (1812 - ____)
  Cyena Blaylock Collins (1825 - ____)
  Marie J Collins (1849 - 1885)
  Major Robert Collins (1872 - 1945)*
  Lallie Otee Collins (1874 - 1937)*
  James Thomas Collins (1875 - 1954)*
  Charles Pinkney Collins (1877 - 1938)*
  Rosa Paralee Collins (1881 - 1951)*
  William Wade Collins (1883 - 1969)*
  William Jackson Collins (1839 - 1918)*
  James Polk Collins (1844 - 1912)
  Major Walter Collins (1855 - 1922)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: 68 years, 1 months, and 29 days old
Mission Cemetery
Montgomery County
Mississippi, USA
Created by: Ron Collins
Record added: Sep 19, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21656303
Pvt James Polk Collins
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Pvt James Polk Collins
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