Person:William Collins (96)

William Fish Collins
m. 8 Jan 1839
  1. Elizabeth Sarah Collins1842 - Est 1915
  2. William Fish Collins1849 - 1919
  1. Maggie Ethelena Collins1872 - 1959
  2. William F Collins1874 - 1909
  3. Martha Aquilla Collins1880 - 1966
  4. Mary Bartilla Collins1882 - 1937
  5. Samuel David Collins1885 - 1974
  6. Addie Elizabeth Collins1885 - 1939
  7. Annie Lee Collins1890 - 1976
Facts and Events
Name William Fish Collins
Gender Male
Birth? 19 May 1849 Dale, Alabama, United States
Illness? He was listed in the 1880 Census as "idiotic"
Occupation? Farmer
Death? 8 Aug 1919 Dale, Alabama, United States
Burial? Daleville Cemetery, Daleville, Dale, Alabama, United States

According to his grandson, Thomas Alton Butler, William was a fox hunter and the Collins family was "big in church" and very musical, singing Sacred Harp music.

"I found sometime ago when cleaning out Mothers house, some papers where she had paid $74.20 in 4 payments of $18.55 for grave markers for William Fish Collins and his wife Martha Jane Goodman Collins. The bill was from Ingram Memorial Co. of Enterprise, Alabama dated April 12, 1976. Mother never made over $5.00 an hour but it was important to her to keep her parents and grandparents memories alive. Mother's other grandmother's name was Martha A. Collins so she made a mistake and put Mattie A. Collins on the marker by mistake. It should have been Martha J. "Mattie" Collins. Both of her grandmothers were Mattie's so she was confused when placing the grave markers order...

William Fish Collins b. May 19, 1849 d. Aug. 08, 1919 b. Daleville Cemetery, Daleville, Alabama Married Martha (Mattie) Jane Goodman

Martha Jane Goodman b. Nov 29, 1849 d. Oct. 14, 1937 b. Daleville Cem. Daleville, Ala." - Pat Overby, 6 Jan 2005

See William Fish Collin's grave marker at FindAGrave