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Ron (Ronnie Lee) 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 08/12/2000), and watching and collecting DVDs.


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As I am now, so you must be,
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Donna Hart
Thank you
Thank you. :-)
Added by Donna Hart on Jul 12, 2014 4:31 AM
Donna Hart
Mr Collins, Would you turn my mother's grave to me? Thanks Donna
my number is 48475565
Added by Donna Hart on Jul 11, 2014 9:14 PM
Susan Dixon Duke
RE: Robert and Mildred Collins
You are so very welcome. I was happy to help!

Added by Susan Dixon Duke on Jul 11, 2014 1:48 PM
MS death certificate
Sorry I missed you Monday if you were at the MDAH. I learned that they have death certificates from 1912 - 1942 and an easy process for finding what I needed. Don't have to pay MS Vital Records.
Added by marie on Jul 10, 2014 4:06 PM
RE: Vaiden cemetery
Thanks for your help. I will search the other newspapers you suggested.

I have the 1920 census you mentioned.

Thanks so much.
Added by marie on Jul 04, 2014 9:32 PM
RE: Vaiden cemetery
Alabama Virginia Michie Anderson Memorial# 6151873
died in 1920 according to her marker, but I wanted to get her death certificate. MS Vital Records searched the computer and the book, but to search the originals on file they need the month.

How kind of you to offer to look Monday! But no need for that as I live Jackson. I don't see where MDAH has Vaiden newspaper in 1920.

I was hoping you might know of records of the cemetery kept at the time of burial.

If you think of anywhere else to search, please let me know.

If I am able to get to MDAH on Monday I will look you up. Thanks so much for your offer.

Added by marie on Jul 04, 2014 6:41 PM
Vaiden cemetery

I am trying to find the full death date of someone in Vaiden cemetery. Do you know if burial records for that cemetery exist? She died in 1920, so I'm not talking about early history, although that would be nice also.
Added by marie on Jul 04, 2014 10:43 AM
Carla Ross
I am researching the Glenwild Plantation. I notice your father 'Doc" Collins once managed the place. If you have pictures or documents from his time at GW, I would love to chat with you. My email is Thanks! Carla Ross
Added by Carla Ross on Jul 03, 2014 1:15 PM
Judy Williams
Hi there,
Would it be possible to add more information to your posting for my Grandmother? Her birth name was Long. Daughter of Henry Pink Long and Anna Beatty Long.
Thanks ahead.
Judy Beckwith Williams
Added by Judy Williams on Jun 27, 2014 2:22 PM
Collins Family
RE: Related
Oh ok... I saw on your second page (website) you list Major Walter Collins and that's my great grandfather.
Added by Collins Family on Jun 26, 2014 9:07 AM
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