Person:William Collins (74)

William Collins
m. 25 Mar 1758
  1. William Collins1760 - 1849
m. 10 Feb 1783
  1. Amos Morris Collins1788 - 1858
Facts and Events
Name William Collins
Gender Male
Birth? 9 Oct 1760 East Guilford, Connecticut
Marriage 10 Feb 1783 East Haven, Connecticutto Esther Morris
Death? 19 Apr 1849 Collinsville, Illinois

When a lad of 17 William Collins enlisted for service in the war of the Revolution. He was a private under the command of Colonel Jonathan Meigs. Later, in 1779, he served with his uncle, Augustus Collins, who was a major serving as brigade major under Brigadier General Ward. William was a deacon in the Church at Litchfield, Connecticut, while Lyman Beecher was pastor.