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Ron Collins (#14149965)
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Bio Photo I was born in Vaiden, MS, on Dec. 31, 1954 to Alf Trotter Collins and Juanita Hambrick Collins.

I lived in Vaiden, MS until 1979, Winona, MS until 1981, when I moved to Jackson, MS. In 1990, I moved to Florence, MS, where I still reside.

I have two wonderful sons, Sean and Cody, and I worked as a Level 2 Computer Field Technician for AmSouth Bank, In-House Technician for Trustmark Bank and Field Technician for CompuCom servicing 10 Lowe's stores in Mississippi.

I have an A.A. Degree in Pre-Law; a B.S. Degree in History with a Minor in English; and a Master of Social Sciences with an emphasis in History.

I have written and maintain 240+ web pages, including listings of the burials in the Vaiden Mississippi Cemetery (White) and the Vaiden Community Cemetery (African-American).

So far, my family history has been traced back to my 14th Generation Grandfather, John Collins I, who was the keeper of the Gael (prison) for King Charles I of England (son of James I - of the King James Bible fame). Other relatives include another King (Elvis).

Other hobbies include motorcycles, making music as a drummer, historical research, adding entries to Find-a-Grave (since 08/11/2000), and watching and collecting DVDs.


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As you are now, so once was I,
As I am now, so you must be,
Prepare for death and follow me.

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Glen Foster
RE: Lost Collins
Thanks. I looked thru it twice and found her grandfather and great grandfather. Looking for Josephine Collins Farmer. She died in childbirth in 1913. Her husband died 3 months later. Her two sons now deceased never knew where they were buried. Probably around McCarley Carroll County, MS, but not sure. I am running out of leads. Thanks for the info. Glen
Added by Glen Foster on Apr 18, 2016 6:11 PM
Glen Foster
Lost Collins
Judy from Carroll County gave me your name as a contact. If you like solving a great mystery I have one about a Collins family member. Are you interested in the search? Glen in Mississippi
Added by Glen Foster on Apr 17, 2016 1:29 PM
John Andrew Meyer
Dear Ron
Maiden name is Taylor
Added by John Andrew Meyer on Apr 14, 2016 8:08 PM
John Andrew Meyer

Aloha Ronny,

Are you related to this Collins family?

Monster Wave Rider John
Added by John Andrew Meyer on Apr 10, 2016 11:17 PM
Irene Frances Thrailkill Milner
Thanks Ron!
Added by Maggie on Apr 08, 2016 8:05 AM
RE: Irena Frances Thrailkill Milner
Thanks Ron for your speedy reply!! Would you know who sent you the pic ?
Added by Maggie on Apr 07, 2016 9:52 AM
Irena Frances Thrailkill Milner
On Find A Grave Mem. # 22609109, Rhoda Elizabeth Thrailkill Ellis, I noticed that you had posted the pic of her and her husband, Elijah Ellis. Would you by any chance, have a photo of her sister , Irena Frances Thrailkill Milner, or a photo of the William Carroll Thrailkill family with Irena T. Milner in the photo? I have been searching for a photo of her for decades unsuccessfully.
Added by Maggie on Apr 07, 2016 7:33 AM
John Andrew Meyer
Louis Tillman Gant
22266176 Louis Tillman Gant

After a great deal of study I have found the following. Louis Tillman Gant is the son of James Gant and Elizabeth Gafney. Tillman's father died in 1876. Tillman is found in the 1880 census living with Lundsford Gant and there shown as the grandson of Lundsford Gant. Lundsford died and Tillman is next shown living with William "Preston" Gant who is his great uncle.

Thank you Ronnie,

John Meyer

A better e-mail for me is
I can't figure out the new hotmail site at all. If it ain't broken, don't fix it.
Added by John Andrew Meyer on Apr 06, 2016 8:40 PM
John Andrew Meyer
RE: Alvin B Wilson
That's the Trotter family I thought of when I saw your father's middle name. I looked at the photo's of the old Collin's place. Incredible to see that. I love old buildings. It's amazing to know that people were born and died etc, and are now gone. We still have old buildings like that on Maui though they are rapidly disappearing.

I also noticed that one of your family died in El Monte California and is buried in Glendora California. I have family buried in the same cemetery there. My wife grew up down the street from the Oakwood Cemetery in Glendora.
I grew up in Baldwin Park Calif. Its across the Rio Hondo River from El Monte. I could see El Monte from my bedroom window.
Glendora is nestled against the Azusa Mountains. It's a beautiful town, rather up-scale from the surrounding area.

Added by John Andrew Meyer on Apr 01, 2016 8:07 PM
John Andrew Meyer
RE: Alvin B Wilson
Aloha Ron, I was off line for awhile (read broken computer) I noticed that your father's middle name is Trotter. Is there a Trotter family connection?

John Meyer
Added by John Andrew Meyer on Apr 01, 2016 6:36 PM
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