John W. Collins married Malinda Brooks Bush (buried in Montgomery Cemetery) who was the sister of Elizabeth Bush Husk. John Collins and Malinda Bush had 4 children:
1. Kinchen (Kinch) Collins who married Mollie Cochran
2. Japet Collins who married Nina Glass November 1, 1865(both buried in Concord Cemetery)
3. Malinda (Linda) Collins (Montgomery Cemetery) who married Nehemiah Cochran and had a child Sarah Lue Cochran 1880-1881 (also buried in Montgomery Cemetery)
4. John Collins 1849-1871 (buried in Montgomery Cemetery) who married Tallie Cochran
John W. Collins was the preacher of the old Concord Church. John Wesley came to Texas in l837 & settled in that area sometime after that. It appears that he came w/Melinda's brother & possibly father & the rest of the family followed.
John Westley Collins was the minister of the church on that hill. B.Y. Lynn said that J.W. Collins wanted to be buried just outside the front door of that building. When you see his gravesite, you'll know where the church once stood!