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Descendants of Meridith Collins
submitted by Brenda Collins Dillon

Generation No. 1

1. Meridith1 Collins was born 1760 in Va., and died 1841 in Pike Co. KY. He met (1) Unnamed Bef. 1786 in NC/VA. He met (2) Margaret Holloway 1795 in NC/VA. He met (3) Milly Johnson Aft. 1818 in Pike Co. Ky.

More About Meridith Collins:
Census Record: 1810, Floyd Co. Ky (Shelby Creek)
Court Order: 1829, Appears in Pike Co. court forsupport of last son
Court Record: 1838, Statements for pension Applacation
Military service: 1776, RevWar Fincastle Montgomery Va.
Residence: Bet. 1809 - 1841, Shelby Creek ,Pike Co. Ky
Tax record: 1797, appears on Wilkes Co. NC Tax list

Children of Meridith Collins and Unnamed are:
i. BRADLEY2 COLLINS, b. 1786, NC.
ii. AMY COLLINS, b. 1788.

Children of Meridith Collins and Margaret Holloway are:
2. iii. JOHN W.2 COLLINS, b. 1797, Va/Tenn(calculated by census record); d. Aft. 1870, disappears off census,McDowell Co. WV.
3. iv. ARCHIBALD COLLINS, b. 1800, Russell Co. Va.; d. 1886, Roane Co. WV.
4. v. EDWARD COLLINS, b. 1801, Russell Co. Va.; d. 1879, War Eagle, Mingo
Co. WV.
5. vi. JAMES COLLINS, b. 1804, Russell Co. Va..
vii. FEMALE COLLINS, b. 1805.
6. viii. WILLIAM COLLINS, b. 1806, Russell Co. Va.; d. 1896, Nicholas Co. WV.
ix. RUBEN COLLINS, b. 1808.

Child of Meridith Collins and Milly Johnson is:
x. MERDY LEVI JOHNSON2 COLLINS, b. 1818.


Generation No. 2

2. John W.2 Collins (Meridith1) was born 1797 in Va/Tenn(calculated by census record), and died Aft. 1870 in disappears off census,McDowell Co. WV. He married (1) Mary Roark/O'Roark. He married (2) Unknown.

More About John W. Collins:
Residence: Bet. 1850 - 1870, according to census lived ar Dick's Creek,??

Children of John Collins and Mary Roark/O'Roark are:
i. ALFRED3 COLLINS, b. 1853.
7. ii. ARNETTA COLLINS, b. 1855, Tazewell Co. Va..
8. iii. RICHARD COLLINS, b. 1858, McDowell Co. WV; d. 1943, Nicholas Co. WVa..

Children of John Collins and Unknown are:
iv. JOHN3 COLLINS.
v. WILLIAM COLLINS.
vi. CECIL COLLINS.
vii. BENJAMIN COLLINS.
viii. JACOB COLLINS.
ix. MARGARET COLLINS.
x. IRA COLLINS.

3. Archibald2 Collins (Meridith1) was born 1800 in Russell Co. Va., and died 1886 in Roane Co. WV. He married Margaret Coats 1824 in Pike Co KY.

Children of Archibald Collins and Margaret Coats are:
i. MATILDA3 COLLINS, b. 1825.
ii. ELIZA JANE COLLINS, b. 1828.
iii. JOHN WESLEY COLLINS, b. 1833.
iv. LUCINDA COLLINS, b. 1834.
v. RESSEE COLLINS, b. 1836.
vi. EUROKIA "YORKIE" COLLINS, b. 1844.
vii. EUVA JENNY COLLINS, b. 1845.
viii. HENRY NEWBERRY COLLINS, b. 1848.
ix. WASHINGTON COLLINS, b. 1851.

4. Edward2 Collins (Meridith1) was born 1801 in Russell Co. Va., and died 1879 in War Eagle, Mingo Co. WV. He married (1) Polly Blackburn Bryant. He married (2) Anna Justice 1834 in Pike Co. KY, daughter of Simeon Justice and
Kizzie Salsbury.

Children of Edward Collins and Polly Bryant are:
i. EDWARD3 COLLINS.
ii. ISHAM COLLINS.

Children of Edward Collins and Anna Justice are:
iii. NANCY3 COLLINS, b. 1833.
iv. ARMINTA COLLINS, b. 1838.
v. WILLIAM COLLINS, b. 1840.
9. vi. JOHN WILEY COLLINS, b. 1843, Va.; d. 1923, Nicholas Co. WV.
vii. L TAYLOR COLLINS, b. 1846.
viii. SARVILDA TAYLOR COLLINS, b. 1848.
ix. JACK TAYLOR COLLINS, b. 1849.
x. MARY TAYLOR COLLINS, b. 1850.
xi. HIRAM TAYLOR COLLINS, b. 1855.

5. James2 Collins (Meridith1) was born 1804 in Russell Co. Va.. He married (2) Unknown. He married (3) Susan Holloway 1824 in Logan Co. Va.

Children of James Collins and Unknown are:
i. VIRGINIA3 COLLINS, b. 1849.
ii. MARY COLLINS, b. 1854.
iii. WILLIAM COLLINS, b. 1857.

Children of James Collins and Susan Holloway are:
iv. SETH3 COLLINS, b. 1826.
v. MARGARET COLLINS, b. 1828.
vi. SUSANNA COLLINS, b. 1833.

6. William2 Collins (Meridith1) was born 1806 in Russell Co. Va., and died 1896 in Nicholas Co. WV. He married (1) Mary Mullins 1829 in Pike Co KY. He married (2) Maryann Hatfield 1860 in Logan Co. Va, daughter of Joseph
Hatfield and Nancy Evans.

Children of William Collins and Mary Mullins are:
10. i. WILLIAM3 COLLINS, b. 1830, Pike Co. KY; d. 1905, Nicholas Co. WV.
ii. LUCINDA COLLINS, b. 1832; m. ISSAC LAMBERT.
iii. PRICY COLLINS, b. 1834; d. 1850, Pike Co KY.
iv. MATILDA COLLINS, b. 1836, Russell Co. Va.; d. 1920, Todd Co. MN; m.
JACOB CLINE, 1852, Logan Co. WV.
v. LOUISA COLLINS, b. 1839, Russell Co. Va.; d. 1881, McDowell Co. WV;
m. HIRAM A. LAMBERT, 1868, Logan Co. WV.
vi. JOHN COLLINS, b. 1843, Tazewell Co Va; d. 1880, McDowell Co. WV.
vii. ARVID COLLINS, b. 1846, Tazewell Co Va.; m. SARAH MULLINS.
11. viii. WILLIAM FLOYD COLLINS, b. February 22, 1850, Pike Co KY; d.
August 16, 1947, Crawford Co. Ark.
12. ix. ARMINDA COLLINS, b. 1852, Pike Co KY; d. 1926, Wyoming Co. Va.
x. SAMPSON COLLINS, b. 1854, Pike Co KY; d. 1942, Lewis Co. Wash.; m.
FLORANCE MAINARD, 1880, Logan Co. WV.

Children of William Collins and Maryann Hatfield are:
xi. SAMUEL3 COLLINS, b. 1861, Pike Co KY; d. 1937, Oregon; m. NEBRASKA
CUTLIP, 1891, Webster Co. WV.
13. xii. TOBIAS COLLINS, b. 1864, Pike Co KY; d. 1914, Lewis Co. Wash..
14. xiii. NANCY JANE COLLINS, b. 1865, Pike Co KY; d. 1918, Nicholas Co. WV.
15. xiv. AARON COLLINS, b. 1868, Pike Co KY; d. 1924, Cassia Co ID.
xv. LEVI ANCEL COLLINS, b. 1872, Pike Co KY; d. 1897, NIcholas Co. WV.
16. xvi. LOUEMMA M COLLINS, b. 1874, Pike Co KY; d. 1968, NIcholas Co. WV.


Generation No. 3

7. Arnetta3 Collins (John W.2, Meridith1) was born 1855 in Tazewell Co. Va..

Children of Arnetta Collins are:
17. i. RICHARD4 COLLINS, b. 1864, KY; d. Jodie,WV Fayette Co..
ii. CHRISTINE COLLINS, b. 1878.

8. Richard3 Collins (John W.2, Meridith1) was born 1858 in McDowell Co. WV, and died 1943 in Nicholas Co. WVa.. He married Fidella Downtain Donellson January 27, 1884 in Nicholas Co. WVa., daughter of James/Henry Donellson and Catherine Taylor.

More About Richard Collins:
Burial: 1943, Collins-Spencer Family Cemetery
Occupation: Farmer
Religion: Baptist

More About Fidella Downtain Donellson:
Burial: 1936, Collins-Spencer family Cemetery
Occupation: Farmer/Homemaker/herblist
Religion: Baptist

Children of Richard Collins and Fidella Donellson are:
18. i. ALVIN LLOYD4 COLLINS, b. 1885, Cherry Bottoms, Nicholas Co. WV; d. 1987, Nicholas Co. WV.
19. ii. SHERMAN ARTHUR COLLINS, b. 1887, Beaver, Nicholas Co.; d. 1973, Tisedale,Canada.
20. iii. MELVIN CLARK COLLINS, b. 1889, Beaver, Nicholas Co. WV; d. 1922, Webster Co. WV.
21. iv. VERGIE MAY COLLINS, b. 1891, Beaver, Nicholas Co. WV; d. 1971, Fenwick,Nicholas Co. WV.
22. v. ERVIN WALKER COLLINS, b. May 21, 1893, Cherry Bottoms, Nicholas Co. WV; d. 1964, Fenwick Mountain,Nicholas Co. WV.
23. vi. ALTA LEO COLLINS, b. 1897, Nicholas Co. WV.
24. vii. GOLDIE ENA COLLINS, b. 1899, Nicholas Co. WV; d. 1930, Logan Co. WV.
25. viii. EUVA ALICE COLLINS, b. 1902, Richwood, WV Nicholas Co.; d. 1994, Richwood, WV Nicholas Co..
26. ix. ELMER HARLAN COLLINS, b. 1904, Fenwick WV, Nicholas Co.; d. 1978.
27. x. CLERANCE OSCAR COLLINS, b. 1907, Fenwick, WV,Nicholas Co..
28. xi. ORETTA COLLINS, b. 1909, Fenwick,WVNicholas Co.; d. 1985.

9. John Wiley3 Collins (Edward2, Meridith1) was born 1843 in Va., and died 1923 in Nicholas Co. WV. He married Dicey Mullins 1866 in Louisa KY.

Children of John Collins and Dicey Mullins are:
i. ISHAM4 COLLINS, b. 1868, Pike Co. KY; d. 1939, Nicholas Co. WV; m. AMAMDA WHITT SMITH, 1888.
ii. HIRAM COLLINS, b. 1871, WV; d. 1942, Nicholas Co. WV; m. (1) SAMATHA JACKSON; m. (2) NANCY PIERSON, 1889.
iii. FRANCES COLLINS, b. 1872; m. CASSADOR GADD, 1893.
iv. ANNIE COLLINS, b. 1877, BuckannonCo. WV; d. 1899, Nicholas Co. WV; m. ALFRED BAKER, 1896.
v. ABRAHAM COLLINS, b. 1878, Lincoln Co. WV; d. 1963; m. MAGGIE SPINKS, 1902.
vi. JACOB COLLINS, b. 1883, Lincoln Co. WV; m. MARTHA HOLMS, 1906.
vii. VIOLA COLLINS, b. 1886; d. 1965, NIcholas Co. WV; m. WILLIAM, 1899.
viii. WALTER COLLINS, b. 1888; d. 1930; m. LILLIE WOODALL.
ix. VICTORIA COLLINS, b. 1891, Nicholas Co. WV; d. 1972, Lewisburg,Greenbrier Co. WV; m. JOHN Q. WOODALL, 1913.
x. ROSANNA COLLINS, b. 1891, Nicholas Co. WV.
xi. ARABELLA COLLINS, b. 1893, Nicholas Co. WV; d. 1986, NIcholas Co. WV; m. (1) AC GARTEN; m. (2) DAVID TRIMBLE, 1912.


10. William3 Collins (William2, Meridith1) was born 1830 in Pike Co. KY, and died 1905 in Nicholas Co. WV. He married Nancy Lambert 1851 in Tazewell.

Children of William Collins and Nancy Lambert are:
29. i. LOUISA JANE4 COLLINS, b. 1853, Pike Co. KY; d. 1937, Mosseyrock, Lewis Co. Wash..
ii. REBECCA COLLINS, b. 1856.
iii. JOHN COLLINS, b. 1858.
iv. EMILY COLLINS, b. 1859.
v. WILLIAM FLOYD COLLINS, b. 1864.
vi. HIRAM LAMBERT COLLINS, b. 1865.
vii. NANCY COLLINS, b. 1867.
viii. PHILLIP COLLINS, b. 1873.
ix. LILLY COLLINS, b. 1876.
x. JAMES MULLINS COLLINS, b. 1878.

11. William Floyd3 Collins (William2, Meridith1) was born February 22, 1850 in Pike Co KY, and died August 16, 1947 in Crawford Co. Ark. He married Matilda Spencer December 18, 1891 in NIcholas Co. WV, daughter of Washington Spencer and Marietta Williams.

More About Matilda Spencer:
Burial: 1964, Dryad Cemetery, Lewis Co. Wa

Children of William Collins and Matilda Spencer are:
i. WILLIAM HARRISON4 COLLINS.
ii. JOHN GORDON COLLINS.
iii. EURIAH COLLINS.
iv. SYLVESTER COLLINS.
v. JONAH COLLINS.
vi. ROY COLLINS.
vii. FEMALE COLLINS.
viii. SYLVIA COLLINS.
ix. FOREST COLLINS.
x. LELA COLLINS.
xi. HIRAM LAMBERT COLLINS.
xii. EDGAR WASHINGTON COLLINS.

12. Arminda3 Collins (William2, Meridith1) was born 1852 in Pike Co KY, and died 1926 in Wyoming Co. Va. She married Humphry Trent 1874 in Logan Co. WV.

Children of Arminda Collins and Humphry Trent are:
i. LAURA JANE4 TRENT, b. 1875.
ii. SAMPSON TRENT, b. 1876.
iii. JOHN MELVIN TRENT, b. 1877.
iv. HOWARD ANCEL TRENT, b. 1879.
v. LEONA TRENT, b. 1880.
vi. VIOLA TRENT, b. 1882.
vii. ANNA TRENT, b. 1885.
viii. SAMANTHA TRENT, b. 1886.

13. Tobias3 Collins (William2, Meridith1) was born 1864 in Pike Co KY, and died 1914 in Lewis Co. Wash.. He married Rebecca Holcomb 1899 in NIcholas Co. WV.

Children of Tobias Collins and Rebecca Holcomb are:
i. LAWRENCE E.4 COLLINS, b. 1900.
ii. ZELLA LOREEN COLLINS, b. 1901.
iii. EDWARD REGINALD COLLINS, b. 1902.
iv. ROY ORA COLLINS, b. 1912.

14. Nancy Jane3 Collins (William2, Meridith1) was born 1865 in Pike Co KY, and died 1918 in Nicholas Co. WV. She married Thomas Blankenship 1883 in Logan Co. Va.

Children of Nancy Collins and Thomas Blankenship are:
i. GROVER CLEVELAND4 BLANKENSHIP, b. 1884.
ii. WILLIE ROSCOE BLANKENSHIP, b. 1886.
iii. LOUISA BLANKENSHIP, b. 1887.

15. Aaron3 Collins (William2, Meridith1) was born 1868 in Pike Co KY, and died 1924 in Cassia Co ID. He married Margaret Shepherd 1888 in NIcholas Co. WV.

Children of Aaron Collins and Margaret Shepherd are:
i. LEVI HARRISON4 COLLINS, b. 1890.
ii. EDWARD H. COLLINS, b. 1892.
iii. ERBA COLLINS, b. 1894.
iv. MARY NYDA COLLINS, b. 1896.
v. ALICE ADA COLLINS, b. 1898.
vi. MYRTLE COLLINS, b. 1901.
vii. MARIAN COLLINS, b. 1901.
viii. HENRY CLAY COLLINS, b. 1904.
ix. ROXIE COLLINS, b. 1907.
x. GEORGE ALBERT COLLINS, b. 1910.

16. Louemma M3 Collins (William2, Meridith1) was born 1874 in Pike Co KY, and died 1968 in NIcholas Co. WV. She married Thomas Wilson 1893 in NIcholas Co. WV.

Children of Louemma Collins and Thomas Wilson are:
i. ELSIE4 WILSON.
ii. LOUEMMA WILSON.
iii. EULALIA WILSON.


Generation No. 4

17. Richard4 Collins (Arnetta3, John W.2, Meridith1) was born 1864 in KY, and died in Jodie,WV Fayette Co.. He married Margarette Blankenship.

Children of Richard Collins and Margarette Blankenship are:
30. i. ARNETTA LUCINDA5 COLLINS, d. Ohio.
ii. MARGARET COLLINS, m. ________HOLT.
iii. RICHARD ALVIN COLLINS.
31. iv. VICTORIA COLLINS, d. Plant City Fl..
32. v. MARIE COLLINS, b. 1908; d. 1971.
vi. NETTLESTON COLLINS, b. 1911.
vii. ROSCOE M COLLINS, b. 1914.
33. viii. VIVIAN COLLINS, b. 1914.
ix. EDNA COLLINS, b. 1918.
x. WILLIE H. COLLINS, b. 1920, Pike Co KY; d. 1970.

18. Alvin Lloyd4 Collins (Richard3, John W.2, Meridith1) was born 1885 in Cherry Bottoms, Nicholas Co. WV, and died 1987 in Nicholas Co. WV. He married Scynthia Shoulders 1938 in Greenbrier County,WV, daughter of Marion Shoulders and Mary Prince.

Children of Alvin Collins and Scynthia Shoulders are:
i. HERBERT HARLAN5 COLLINS, b. 1926; m. (1) CARLENE LARABEE; m. (2) BERNICE COLBY.
ii. VIOLET COLLINS, b. 1927; m. JENNING SPENCER.
iii. HAZEL CLEO COLLINS, b. 1930; m. HERBERT GROVES.
iv. DAVID COLLINS, b. 1935; m. PEGGY PHILLIPS.
v. ALICE ANN COLLINS, b. 1937; m. (1) GERALD WOLFORD; m. (2) VERNON CAVANDISH.
vi. BENJAMIN BOYD COLLINS, b. 1941, Nicholas Co. WV; m. SALLY ANN PHILLIPS.

19. Sherman Arthur4 Collins (Richard3, John W.2, Meridith1) was born 1887 in Beaver, Nicholas Co., and died 1973 in Tisedale,Canada. He married Elizabeth Kerns.

Children of Sherman Collins and Elizabeth Kerns are:
i. JULIA PAULINE5 COLLINS.
ii. ARTHUR ROY COLLINS.
iii. WANDA BERNICE COLLINS.

20. Melvin Clark4 Collins (Richard3, John W.2, Meridith1) was born 1889 in Beaver, Nicholas Co. WV, and died 1922 in Webster Co. WV. He married Maggie Brooks 1913 in Webster Co. Wv.

Child of Melvin Collins and Maggie Brooks is:
i. RAYMOND5 COLLINS.

21. Vergie May4 Collins (Richard3, John W.2, Meridith1) was born 1891 in Beaver, Nicholas Co. WV, and died 1971 in Fenwick,Nicholas Co. WV. She married (1) Marion Wilson. She married (2) John Andrew Hinkle May 01, 1907 in Nicholas Co. WV.

Children of Vergie Collins and John Hinkle are:
i. ALDEN5 HINKLE, m. GLADYS BESS.
ii. ARNOLD HINKLE, m. MAVIS DOUGLAS.
iii. ALVY HINKLE.

22. Ervin Walker4 Collins (Richard3, John W.2, Meridith1) was born May 21, 1893 in Cherry Bottoms, Nicholas Co. WV1, and died 1964 in Fenwick Mountain,Nicholas Co. WV. He married Lola LaverniaSpencer 1913 in Nicholas Co. Wva., daughter of John Spencer and Wilmoth Bennette.

More About Ervin Walker Collins:
Burial: Collins-Spencer Cemetery, Nicholas Co. WV
Occupation: Coalminer-farmer
Religion: Baptist

More About Lola LaverniaSpencer:
Burial: 1955, Collins -Spencer family cemetery
Occupation: homemaker
Religion: Baptist

Children of Ervin Collins and Lola LaverniaSpencer are:
i. HOWARD5 COLLINS.
ii. LLOYD COLLINS, b. Nicholas Co. WVa.; d. France, WW2.
iii. SHIRLEY COLLINS.
34. iv. PEARL GENEVIEVE COLLINS, b. 1914, Saxman, WV,Nicholas Co.; d. 1986, Richwood, WV, Nicholas Co..
35. v. VERSA DELORIA COLLINS, b. 1917, N icholas Co. WV; d. 1981, N icholas Co. WV.
36. vi. VELVA CATHERINE COLLINS, b. 1919, N icholas Co. WV.
37. vii. ERVIN WALKER COLLINS, b. November 07, 1921, Saxman WVa. Nicholas Co..
viii. NELMA COLLINS, b. 1923.
38. ix. GENE DALE COLLINS, b. 1925, Saxman,WV Nicholas Co..
x. BETTY COLLINS, b. 1927.
xi. ELDON JERMONE COLLINS, b. 1938; m. BEAULAH SEABOLT.

23. Alta Leo4 Collins (Richard3, John W.2, Meridith1) was born 1897 in Nicholas Co. WV. She married Lee M.Bennett 1923 in Nicholas Co. WV.

More About Alta Leo Collins:
Military service: 1920, Nurse at Sacret Heart Hosp. Nicholas Co.WV

Children of Alta Collins and Lee M.Bennett are:
i. JEAN LEE5 M.BENNETT, m. PHILLIP RING.
ii. DALE LEO .BENNETT, m. EVELYN TAYLOR.
iii. LINDA .BENNETT.

24. Goldie Ena4 Collins (Richard3, John W.2, Meridith1) was born 1899 in Nicholas Co. WV, and died 1930 in Logan Co. WV. She married Otto Sterling Nash in Washington State, son of James Nash and Josephine Davis.

Children of Goldie Collins and Otto Nash are:
i. NELLIE ORPHANNA5 NASH.
ii. ALTA BELLE NASH.
iii. INFANT NASH.
39. iv. FIDELLA JOSEPHINE NASH, b. August 03, 1921, Sandpoint Idaho; d. December 06, 1991, Beckley,WV.

25. Euva Alice4 Collins (Richard3, John W.2, Meridith1) was born 1902 in Richwood, WV Nicholas Co., and died 1994 in Richwood, WV Nicholas Co.. She married (1) Elbert Eskew. She married (2) DanielJ. Hannah 1921 in Nicholas Co. WV.

Children of Euva Collins and DanielJ. Hannah are:
i. THEODORE5 HANNAH.
ii. VADA HANNAH.
iii. ADA HANNAH.
iv. VERA L. HANNAH.
v. CLARA HANNAH.
vi. EDITH HANNAH.
vii. DOROTHY HANNAH.
viii. DELMA JEAN HANNAH.
ix. MARTHA D. HANNAH.
x. NELMA JEAN HANNAH.

26. Elmer Harlan4 Collins (Richard3, John W.2, Meridith1) was born 1904 in Fenwick WV, Nicholas Co., and died 1978. He married Mayme Double 1925 in Richwood, WV, Nicholas Co..

Children of Elmer Collins and Mayme Double are:
i. RODGER5 COLLINS.
ii. THOMAS COLLINS.

27. Clerance Oscar4 Collins (Richard3, John W.2, Meridith1) was born 1907 in Fenwick, WV,Nicholas Co.. He married (1) Pearl Hosey. He married (2) Ina Emmaline Shoulders October 20, 1928 in Nicholas Co. WV, daughter of Marion Shoulders and Mary Prince.

Children of Clerance Collins and Pearl Hosey are:
i. JUDITH LYNN5 COLLINS, b. 1949, Nicholas Co. WV; m. RODGER HAMRICK.
ii. EUGENE EDWARD COLLINS, b. 1951, Nicholas Co. Wv.
iii. BETTY JEAN COLLINS, b. 1952; m. LARRY COX.
iv. DONNA JO COLLINS, b. 1953, Nicholas Co. WV.

Children of Clerance Collins and Ina Shoulders are:
v. DENZIL NORMAN5 COLLINS, b. Nicholas Co. WV; m. SUNNIE RAE.
vi. ARDEN BROOK COLLINS, b. 1929, Nicholas Co. WV; m. GLORIA JOHNSON.
vii. KENNETH WAYNE COLLINS, b. 1931, Nicholas Co. WV; m. MARY HOSEY WILSON.
viii. BARBARA LOUISE COLLINS, b. 1933; m. GERALD MCCLUNG.
ix. DENVER LANE COLLINS, b. 1935, Nicholas Co. WV; m. PATRICIA MCGAN.

28. Oretta4 Collins (Richard3, John W.2, Meridith1) was born 1909 in Fenwick,WVNicholas Co., and died 1985. She married Everette Chapman 1933.

Children of Oretta Collins and Everette Chapman are:
i. LEON DEAN5 CHAPMAN.
ii. ERMA IRENE CHAPMAN, b. 1934.
iii. SALLY ANN CHAPMAN, b. 1937.
iv. EUGENE EVERETTE CHAPMAN, b. 1939.
v. JAMES ARTHUR CHAPMAN, b. 1942.
vi. STERLING LEO CHAPMAN, b. 1943.
vii. SHERMAN LAWRENCE CHAPMAN, b. 1945.
viii. SHIRLEY FLORENCE CHAPMAN, b. 1945.
ix. ROBERT LEE CHAPMAN, b. 1948.
x. WILLIAM WAYNE CHAPMAN, b. 1950.

29. Louisa Jane4 Collins (William3, William2, Meridith1) was born 1853 in Pike Co. KY, and died 1937 in Mosseyrock, Lewis Co. Wash.. She married Armour Lawson Godfrey Jr..

Children of Louisa Collins and Armour Jr. are:
i. MELVIN CLARK5 GODFREY, b. 1876, McDowell Co. WV; d. 1939, WAshington State; m. EMMA JONES, 1899.
40. ii. NANCY JANE GODFREY, b. 1877, McDowell Co. WV; d. 1934, Nicholas Co. WV Curtin WV.
41. iii. SYLVANUS BAILEY GODFREY, b. 1880, McDowell Co. WV; d. 1949, Nicholas Co. WV.
iv. LILLY BELLE GODFREY, b. 1883; d. 1955, Washington State; m. IRA OLDAKER, 1904.
v. JOSEPH GODFREY, b. 1886, McDowell Co. WV; d. 1952, Washington State.
vi. MARGARET OLA GODFREY, b. 1888, McDowell Co. WV; d. 1977, Washington State; m. HUGH WISEMAN, 1904.
vii. VERGIE MAE GODFREY, b. 1890, McDowell Co. Wv; d. 1942, Washington State; m. ARMOUR LUSK, 1906.
viii. ELLA GODFREY, b. 1893, McDowell Co. Wv; d. 1925, Washington State; m. KELLY BAKER.
42. ix. HATTIE PEARL GODFREY, b. 1897, McDowell Co. WV; d. 1963, Washington State.


Generation No. 5

30. Arnetta Lucinda5 Collins (Richard4, Arnetta3, John W.2, Meridith1) died in Ohio. She married Howard Krise.

Child of Arnetta Collins and Howard Krise is:
i. HOWARD EUGENE6 KRISE.

31. Victoria5 Collins (Richard4, Arnetta3, John W.2, Meridith1) died in Plant City Fl.. She married _______Hudmill.

Children of Victoria Collins and _______Hudmill are:
i. THOMAS6 _______HUDMILL.
ii. JERRY _______HUDMILL.
iii. NINA FAYE _______HUDMILL.

32. Marie5 Collins (Richard4, Arnetta3, John W.2, Meridith1) was born 1908, and died 1971. She married _____Potter.

Children of Marie Collins and _____Potter are:
i. ROBERT6 _____POTTER.
ii. DAVID _____POTTER.
iii. RUTH _____POTTER.

33. Vivian5 Collins (Richard4, Arnetta3, John W.2, Meridith1) was born 1914.

Children of Vivian Collins are:
i. BOBBY JOE6 COLLINS.
ii. BILLIE LEE COLLINS.

34. Pearl Genevieve5 Collins (Ervin Walker4, Richard3, John W.2, Meridith1) was born 1914 in Saxman, WV,Nicholas Co., and died 1986 in Richwood, WV, Nicholas Co.. She married Archie Eric Spencer 1932 in Fenwick MT. WV, Nicholas Co., son of Simeon Spencer and Nancy Godfrey.

Children of Pearl Collins and Archie Spencer are:
43. i. ARCHETTA ELAINE6 SPENCER, b. 1934, Fenwick Mt. WV, Nicholas Co..
44. ii. ILA JEANETTE SPENCER, b. 1937, Fenwick Mt. WV, Nicholas Co..
45. iii. LOWELL ERVIN LEWIS SPENCER, b. 1939, Richwood, WV Nicholas Co..

35. Versa Deloria5 Collins (Ervin Walker4, Richard3, John W.2, Meridith1) was born 1917 in N icholas Co. WV, and died 1981 in N icholas Co. WV. She married Rev Vernon V. Ward.

Children of Versa Collins and Rev Ward are:
i. VEON6 WARD, m. BETTY ROSS.
ii. LAVERNIA RUTH WARD, b. 1955.

36. Velva Catherine5 Collins (Ervin Walker4, Richard3, John W.2, Meridith1) was born 1919 in N icholas Co. WV. She married (1) Rolland Taylor. She married (2) Chester Starcher in Clevland Ohio.

Child of Velva Collins and Rolland Taylor is:
i. CHESTER STARCHER6 TAYLOR.

Child of Velva Collins and Chester Starcher is:
ii. CHESTER6 STARCHERTAYLOR, b. 1944.

37. Ervin Walker5 Collins (Ervin Walker4, Richard3, John W.2, Meridith1) was born November 07, 1921 in Saxman WVa. Nicholas Co.. He met (1) Zelma Zane Bennett - Godfrey Bet. 1942 - 1944 in Fenwick Mt. WV, Nicholas Co., daughter of Sylvanus Godfrey and Clara Pfalzgraff. He married (2) Stella Jones 1944 in Richwood,WVa. Nicholas Co..

More About Ervin Walker Collins:
Occupation: coalminer (foreman)

More About Zelma Zane Bennett - Godfrey:
Military service: 1919, adopted d/o Fred and Molly Bennett

Child of Ervin Collins and Zelma Godfrey is:
46. i. BRENDA JOYCE6 BENNETT-COLLINS, b. December 26, 1944, Richwood, WVa. Nicholas Co..

Children of Ervin Collins and Stella Jones are:
ii. ERVIN WALKER6 COLLINS, b. September 14, 1948, N icholas Co. WV; m. JAN GASTON.
iii. NANCY ALINDA COLLINS, b. September 08, 1950, N icholas Co. WV; m. MICHAEL SPRADLIN.
iv. RODNEY JERMONE COLLINS, b. June 17, 1957, N icholas Co. WV; m. DEBORAH FLETCHER.

38. Gene Dale5 Collins (Ervin Walker4, Richard3, John W.2, Meridith1) was born 1925 in Saxman,WV Nicholas Co.. He married Sylvia Stull.

Child of Gene Collins and Sylvia Stull is:
i. NITA JEAN6 COLLINS.

39. Fidella Josephine5 Nash (Goldie Ena4 Collins, Richard3, John W.2, Meridith1) was born August 03, 1921 in Sandpoint Idaho, and died December 06, 1991 in Beckley,WV. She married John Amos Shoulders March 24, 1937 in Nettie,WV Nicholas Co., son of Marion Shoulders and Mary Prince.

Children of Fidella Nash and John Shoulders are:
i. ALTA BELL6 SHOULDERS, b. 1938.
47. ii. LENA MAE SHOULDERS, b. 1940.
iii. JOHN AMOS JR SHOULDERS, b. 1942.
48. iv. WILLIAM JOSEPH SHOULDERS, b. October 14, 1945, Richwood, WV Nicholas Co..
v. DOUGLAS SHOULDERS, b. 1948.
vi. STEPHEN SHOULDERS, b. 1951.
49. vii. FLORANCE JANE SHOULDERS, b. 1953.

40. Nancy Jane5 Godfrey (Louisa Jane4 Collins, William3, William2, Meridith1) was born 1877 in McDowell Co. WV, and died 1934 in Nicholas Co. WV Curtin WV. She married Simeon Lewis Spencer 1893, son of Hanson Spencer and Cynthia Bennett.

Children of Nancy Godfrey and Simeon Spencer are:
i. ESTEL6 SPENCER.
ii. HERBERT SPENCER.
iii. OCIE AMANDA SPENCER.
iv. ORPHA SPENCER.
50. v. LLOYD SPENCER, b. 1894, Fenwick Mt. WV, Nicholas Co.; d. 1968, Richwood, WV Nicholas Co..
51. vi. ARCHIE ERIC SPENCER, b. 1913, Holcomb,WV,Nicholas Co.; d. 1984, Richwood, WV, Nicholas Co..

41. Sylvanus Bailey5 Godfrey (Louisa Jane4 Collins, William3, William2, Meridith1) was born 1880 in McDowell Co. WV, and died 1949 in Nicholas Co. WV. He married Clara Pfalzgraff 1909 in Parkersburg,WV.

Child of Sylvanus Godfrey and Clara Pfalzgraff is:
52. i. ZELMA ZANE BENNETT -6 GODFREY, b. April 04, 1919, Curtin,Wva. Nicholas Co.; d. March 20, 1988, Tacoma, Wash. Pierce Co..

42. Hattie Pearl5 Godfrey (Louisa Jane4 Collins, William3, William2, Meridith1) was born 1897 in McDowell Co. WV, and died 1963 in Washington State. She married Salem Plant 1914.

Child of Hattie Godfrey and Salem Plant is:
i. THOMAS6 PLANT.

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