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Dr Benjamin N. Collings

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Dr Benjamin N. Collings

  • Birth 1 Sep 1835 Spencer County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 4 Sep 1863 Vigo County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 44578847

First husband of Minerva Catherine "Kate", nee Bennett, Collings-Harris.

Son of Archibald and Susan B., nee Ware, Collings. He is listed on the 1850 census with his parents in Spencer County, Kentucky.

In the 1860 census he and his brother, Dr. William O. Collings, are listed as living with the Elizah Pound family in Linton Township, Vigo County. His brother married a week later.

Benjamin was listed as a Student of Medicine in this census. He married Minerva two years later and just after their first anniversary he was killed in or near Terra Haute. See the posted newspaper article furnished by another contributor.

There is no record at this time of his place of burial, but I believe he may be buried in an unmarked grave in the Second Prairie Creek Cemetery in Vigo County. It is logical that his brother, Dr. William, would have him buried where he had buried his first wife Mercy. Also, the father Archibald visited Dr. William in 1868 and died while visiting. The doctor buried his father in the same cemetery.


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  • Created by: Nan
  • Added: 19 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44578847
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Benjamin N. Collings (1 Sep 1835–4 Sep 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44578847, ; Maintained by Nan (contributor 46795555) Unknown.