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Barnard Collins
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Birth: Feb. 5, 1776
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: 1839

Barnard Collins was born Kingston, NH according to the death record of his daughter Sarah, and was married at the Second Congregational Church of Marblehead, Mass. on 17 March 1805 to Hannah MARTIN, the daughter of Josiah Martin and Hannah Stiles. Barnard was a cordwainer (shoemaker/ cobbler) and was of Marblehead at least until 1806, but was of Salem by 1809, and remained there until at least the end of 1813. In 1812, he ran the following ad in the Essex Register (Salem, MA) from 14 to 28 November:


Respectfully informs his friends and the public in general that he continues carrying on the
Boot & Shoe Making Business
In its various branches and most fashionable manner at his Shop in Union Street. Feeling grateful for past favours, he solicits a continuance. Ladies shoes of various kinds made at the shortest notice.
N.B.--Wanted at the above business, two Journeymen--none but the best of Workmen need apply"

Barnard served briefly with the Massachusetts militia during the War of 1812. From 30 June to 18 July 1814 he was in Captain T. Oaks' Company, Lt Col J. White's Regiment undertaking service at Salem for military instruction only. From 14 to 24 September 1814 he was in Captain D. Flander's Company, Lt Col J. Waugh's Regiment in a militia raised at Cornville [Maine]. They were in camp at Waterville, awaiting orders, but apparently did not march (this from "Massachusetts Volunteer Militia in the War of 1812", pp 134-5, 306).

Based on the death record of his daughter Sarah, he (or maybe just his wife) was in Camden, Maine (in Lincoln Co. at the time?) in 1819 when Sarah was born, but was back in Salem by 1820 when he was enumerated on the federal census as "Basnerd Callings." A Richard Collins of Kingston, NH, who died in Salem in 1792, aged 27, may have been related to Barnard. Barnard and Hannah had seven known children:

*Hannah Davis, bapt. at the Second Congr. Church of Marblehead, MA 22 Mar 1807, married John Gammell and had four children.

*John B., b. 1809, was the male aged 10 to 16 in the 1820 census. This is the "brother John" mentioned in the diary of Daniel F. Draper (who married John's sister Mary Ann, following). He was mentioned in the diary as late as Nov 1851, being called J. B. Collins. He married Hannah Hay.

*Mary Ann, b. Salem, MA 27 Jan 1817 (Draper Gen.), m. (1) Alfred MERRILL and m. (2) Daniel Fisher DRAPER.

*Sarah Ingraham, b. Camden, ME 24 Oct 1819, baptized in Salem 5 Aug 1821, d. Hyde Park (Boston), MA 19 Jun 1868 and m. 25 Dec 1848 Perir C. CLAPP.

*Julia Ann, b. NH ca 1821, m. _______ FERNALD

*Josiah Whitefield Martin, bp 1 Sep 1822

*T. M. (son), b. Sep 1824, d. of hydrocephalus in Salem, MA 11 Jun 1825, aged 9 mos. There is a record of (another?) son, bp 12 Jun 1825. It seems unusual that they would have a son baptized the day after another son died. Also, the presumed birth date of this child is unrealistically close to the birth of the previous child. Looking at the dates, it seems possible that this son is the same as the one that died as an infant, with a slight error in the death or baptism dates.

The burial location for Barnard has not been determined.
Family links: 
  Hannah Martin Collins (1786 - 1826)*
  Hannah Davis Collins Gammell (1807 - 1836)*
  Mary Ann Collins Draper (1817 - 1889)*
  Sarah Ingraham Collins Clapp (1819 - 1868)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Stan Arnold
Record added: Aug 06, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 115014298

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- Stan Arnold
 Added: Dec. 29, 2013

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