CLEMENTS

Patriarch : Josiah CLEMENTS and descendents


Generation 1


Josiah CLEMENTS was born 01 Sep 1792 in TN, and died 03 Nov 1840 in TN. He married Mary Elizabeth MAY, the daughter of James David MAY, Sr. She was born in 1798 in TN, and died on 22 Apr 1871 in Conecuh County, AL. Josiah, who went by the name "John," was a widower when he married Mary Elizabeth MAY. In November of 1840 he made a trek back to Tennessee to visit with his children from his first family. While on that visit he was taken ill and died. He was buried in Tennessee. There seems to be a discrepancy in family documents for Mary Elizabeth MAY's birth date. Her birth year was either 1790, 1792, or 1798. Mary Elizabeth was an invalid during the Civil War. She was with her mother when the Yankees came through. The Yankees went to their smokehouse and poured out all the syrup, took the meat, and then drove off all their cattle. Mary Elizabeth's two sons, John and Henry, were both off serving in the Civil War at the time.

          Children of Josiah CLEMENTS and Mary Elizabeth MAY are: (Generation 2)
                    i. Cassaline Amanda CLEMENTS, b. 13 May 1824, Dixie, AL; d. 29 Apr 1892, Brewton, AL.
                    ii. Matilda CLEMENTS, b. 25 Apr 1830, Dixie, AL; d. 18 Jun 1894, Brewton, AL.
                    iii. John CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1831; d. Unknown.
                    iv.Henry CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1832; d. Unknown.
                    v.Mary Lenora CLEMENTS, b. 07 Jun 1835, Dixie, Covington County, AL; d. 20 Dec 1903, Milton, FL.



Generation 2


Cassaline Amanda CLEMENTS was born 13 May 1824 in Dixie, AL, and died 29 April 1892 in Brewton, AL. She married James Stewart FOSHEE about 1850. He was born 25 August 1782 in GA/NC, and died 12 March 1860 at McGowan's Ferry, a town in Conecuh County, AL. Casseline Amanda went by the name "Cassie." James Stewart FOSHEE was a widower when he married Cassaline Amanda CLEMENTS. He had married his first wife, Martha Nancy PARKER, and they had three daughters and two sons together. James Stewart was wealthy, owning a saw mill as well as the farm. Cassie, who was a strong willed woman, ran the farm and bossed everybody in the country. James Stewart FOSHEE and Cassaline Amanda CLEMENTS had three children together. Cassaline Amanda CLEMENTS-FOSHEE was buried in Union Cemetery, Brewton, AL.

          Children of CASSALINE CLEMENTS and JAMES FOSHEE are: (Generation 3-1)
                    i. James K. Polk FOSHEE, b. Abt. 1850; d. unk.; family files indicates that he moved to Texas.
                    ii. Mary Elizabeth FOSHEE, b. 08 Oct 1851, Mason, AL; d. 12 Jun 1888, Brewton, AL.
                    iii. Stewart James FOSHEE, b. 10 Jan 1851, Conecuh County, AL; d. 20 Sep 1907.

Matilda CLEMENTS  was born 25 April 1830 in Dixie, AL, and died on 18 Jun 1894 in Brewton, AL. Matilda CLEMENTS never married. She died at the home of her niece, Alice B. COLLINS-MILLER, with whom she had been living for some time. Matilda was buried in the T.R. Miller plot in Union Cemetery, Brewton, Alabama.

John CLEMENTS was born in about 1831; his death date is unknown. He married Frances MILLER in about 1860 in Escambia County, AL. Frances MILLER, the daughter of Robert MILLER and Cherry Ann FLOYD, was born about 1840. She was a sister of Thomas Richard MILLER, who married Mary Elizabeth FOSHEE first, and later, after her death, Alabama "Alice" COLLINS.John CLEMENTS, and also the sister of Mary MILLER, who married John's brother, Henry. John CLEMENTS and Frances MILLER lived in Escambia County, Alabama. During the Civil War, John served in the Confederate Army. His brother Henry served also, and they were possibly in the same unit.

          Children of John CLEMENTS and Frances MILLER are: (Generation 3-2)
                    i. Mary Jane CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1860.
                    ii. Emma CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1860.
                    iii. Jim CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1860.
                    iv. Allie CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1860.
                    v. Margaret CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1860.
                    vi. Cora CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1860.
                    vii. ? CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1860.
                    viii. "Boy" CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1860; d. Abt. 1860.

Henry CLEMENTS was born about 1832; death date is unknown. He married Mary MILLER, the daughter of Robert MILLER and Cherry Ann FLOYD. She was born about 1840, and her death date is unknown. Henry CLEMENTS and his wife, Mary MILLER, lived in Brewton, Escambia County, Alabama after their marriage. Henry served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War and may have served in the same unit with his brother, John CLEMENTS. Mary MILLER was the sister of Thomas R. MILLER, who married Mary Elizabeth FOSHEE first, and later, after her death, Alabama "Alice" COLLINS, and also the sister of Frances MILLER, who married Henry's brother, John. Mary was buried in Brewton, Alabama.

          Children of Henry CLEMENTS and Mary MILLER are: (Generation 3-3)
                    i. John CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1860; d. Unknown.
                    ii. Joe CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1860; d. Unknown.
                    iii. Lillie CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1860; d. Unknown.
                    iv. Billie CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1860; d. Unknown.
                    v. Bob CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1860; d. Unknown.
                    vi. Betty CLEMENTS, b. Abt. 1860; d. Unknown.

Mary Lenora CLEMENTS was born on 07 June, 1835 in Dixie, Covington County, Alabama and died 20 December, 1903 in Milton, Florida. She married William Spencer Houston COLLINS, the son of John COLLINS and Mahala HOUSTON. He was born 14 September, 1825 in Macon, Jefferson County, Georgia, and died 07 January, 1907 in Milton, Florida. Mary Lenora CLEMENTS and William Spencer Houston COLLINS (Spencer Houston) were married May 10, 1865 in Brooklyn, Alabama, located in Conecuh County. The two of them lived at a place now called Munson, Florida. Spencer Houston was forty years old with red hair and blue eyes. Mary Lenora was thirty, medium build, thin, with dark brown/black hair and big, brown eyes. Mary Lenora was a very smart, thrifty woman, who helped her husband and sons with the farm and grist mill. In her old age she was badly drawn with rheumatism. She was of the Universalist religion. Her death has been reported as either 20 December, 1903 (sometimes reported as 1905.)

(((Newspaper article - Death of Mrs. S. H. COLLINS)))

          Mrs. Lenora Collins, wife of Spencer H. Collins, died Sunday evening at the family home, of apoplexy. Mrs. Collins had been precariously ill for two weeks during which death was momentarily expected.
          Mrs. Collins is survived by her husband, Spencer H. Collins and five children, all grown: Mrs. T.R. Miller, Mrs. M.K. Huggins, John H. Collins, Henry C. Collins, and Spencer G. Collins.
          Mrs. Collins exhibited in her life the two best traits in the type of truest womanhood: love for her home and family. In the latter she took much pride, living with them in the pleasure of successes and consoling and making their sorrows less poignant. Mrs. Collins was quiet and unselfish and her thoughtfulness, kind words and genial hospitality for acquaintances and those she loved, even in the smallest things of life, made a homecoming a joy to her children and a visit a pleasure to strangers.
          The funeral service was held at the family home at 3:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, the Reverend. N. R. Hammer, assisted by Rev. Smiley, officiating. The remains were laid in the Milton Cemetery in the family plot.
          Requiscit in pace.

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          William Spencer Houston COLLINS (Spencer Houston) was born 14 Sep 1825 in Macon, Georgia. Soon after Spencer Houston COLLINS and his brother William D.J. (Bill) COLLINS became established in Alabama they followed the logging business. They operated in Conecuh, Butler, and Santa Rosa counties. Later on Spencer Houston logged for Simpson & Company.

(((Spencer H. COLLINS' War Record from the War Department, Washington D.C. )))

"The records show that Spencer H. Collins (name not found as Wm. Spencer Houston Collins) enlisted April 9, 1863 at Camp Lomax, FL, as a Private, Co C., 3rd Battalion Florida Cavalry, C.S.A. About Sep 1863 this unit became Co B, 15th Regimental Confederate Cavalry, C.S.A. The roll of that Company for Nov and Dec 1863 shows him "absent-sick at Hospital Mobile Ala since Sep 10, 1863". The roll for Mar and Apr 1864 shows "Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate of disability, Mobile, Ala, Jan 1864".

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            Spencer Houston married Mary Lenora CLEMENTS May 10, 1865. He was forty years old, with red hair and blue eyes. Mary Lenora was thirty, with black hair and big, brown eyes. The two of them lived at a place in Santa Rosa County, Florida now called Munson, not far from Milton. They had accumulated little property, but they homesteaded a piece of land and built a home. Their first two children, Alice Bell and John Houston, were born here.
            The family lived on about ten dollars per month. They made their own sugar and soap, and they had cows and chickens. At that time a side of meat could be bought for 4 to 6 cents a pound and a peck of coffee was around a dollar. They didn't spend much money because they just didn't have any.
            When Spencer Houston Collins moved to Milton in about 1872, he acquired an old mill site. His house was only about three hundred yards from the grist mill on a tract that consisted of about 171 acres. The mill site was on Collins Mill Creek. The platt of the town of Milton shows this creek. There he ran the grist mill and farmed. He did grinding for the stores and logging camps. He would crack the corn and take the toll out and carry it back. He furnished the stores with feedstuffs.
            He also operated a meat market. He owned a considerable number of cattle. He eventually sold the cattle to one of his nephews for $1700.00. This large amount of money (for the times) was paid in $20.00 gold pieces that had all been buried in fruit jars in a horse stall.
            Henry Cody (Bud) and Mary Elizabeth (Betty) were born here, and Spencer Gilbert (Babe) was born near here.
            The children of Spencer Houston and Mary Lenora went to school about three-months in the year. The rest of the time they had to help with the work on the farm. while Alice was in school she also helped milk about thirty cows each morning. 
            Spencer Houston was a devout Methodist. Even though he and William D.J. were in business together, Spencer Houston would not permit his children to associate with William D.J.'s family. He felt that William D.J. was a bad influence because of his hell-raising. William D.J. was a drinker and lived a riotous life. Spencer Houston did not approve of the way his brother or his family lived so the two families had little to do with each other. Later on Henry Cody COLLINS, son of Spencer Houston, said, "My Uncle and his family were not such bad folks, but they lived in a rough country and that influenced their lives."
          William Spencer Houston COLLINS' died on 7 January, 1907.

(((Newspaper article - Death of S. H. COLLINS))

          Spencer Houston Collins, an old and highly respected citizen of Santa Rosa County, died at the residence of his son, S. G. Collins Monday, January 7.
Mr. Collins was born in Jefferson County, Georgia, Sept. 14, 1825, and was at the time of his death in the 82nd year of his life.
          On May 10th, 1865, he was joined in marriage near Brooklyn, Ala., to Miss. Mary Lenora Clements, who proved a loving and faithful helpmate to him for many years, and preceeded him to the land beyond the sky about five years ago.
          He came to this place about 1872, and went into the grist mill business, which he continued until he became too feeble for active business, which he did several months ago. He has been unable to leave the house for several months and while all was done for his recovery, age and weakness were against him.
          Mr. Collins served the last two years of the war as a member of Company E, of the 15th Confederate Cavalry, and was a faithful soldier.
          He had been a member of the Masonic Order for about thirty-eight years, and was as faithful a member as he was faithful in all else he undertook.
          He leaves five children: Mrs. T.R. Miller, of Brewton, AL., John H. And Mrs. M.K. Huggins, of Opp, Henry C., and Spencer G., of this city– all married except Henry C. There are also ten grandchildren.
          The interment was at Milton Cemetery, conducted by the Masons, who were out in almost full force. The Confederate veterans were the honorary pall bearers. The procession was about the largest ever seen in Milton thus attesting the esteem in which he was held by all.

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          Children of Mary CLEMENTS and William Spencer Houston COLLINS are: (Generation 3-4)
                    i. Alice Bell COLLINS, b. 05 May 1867, Pine Level, Munson, Santa Rosa County, FL; d. 27 Nov 1941, Brewton, AL.
                    ii. John Houston COLLINS, b. 16 May 1868, Pine Level, Santa Rosa County, FL; d. 22 Dec 1937, Milton, FL.
                    iii. Mary Elizabeth COLLINS, b. 28 Feb 1869, Milton, FL; d. 30 May 1936, Little Rock, AR.
                    iv. Spencer Houston COLLINS, b. 18 Aug 1872, Milton, FL; d. 25 Oct 1873.
                    v. Henry Cody COLLINS, b. 08 Feb 1874, Milton, FL; d. 26 Aug 1942.
                    vi. Spencer Gilbert COLLINS, b. 16 May 1878, Viney Branch, Milton, FL; d. 11 Sep 1931, Milton, FL.

Generation 3

Generation 3-1 Children of CASSALINE CLEMENTS and JAMES FOSHEE


                   

James K. Polk FOSHEE was born about1850; death date unknown. Family notes indicate that he moved to Texas. Nothing else is currently known. 

Mary Elizabeth FOSHEE was born 08 October, 1851 in Mason, Alabama. She died 12 June, 1888 in Brewton, Alabama. She married Thomas Richard MILLER on 15 September, 1868 in Conecuh County, Alabama. Thomas Richard MILLER, known simply as T.R., was the son of Robert MILLER and Cherry Ann FLOYD. He was born 07 April, 1843 in Brooklyn; Dixie, Conecuh County, Alabama, and died 23 May, 1914 in Atlanta, Georgia. Mary Elizabeth's marriage date was either 1866 or 1868. She was buried in Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery, Alco, Alabama. Her cemetery headstone reads: "Miller, Mary E., wife of Thomas R. Miller, b. 8 Oct 1850; d. 12 Jun 1888. " In the same area of the cemetery there is a grave for her daughter, Minnie Inez, and another unmarked grave that could be associated with her family. Although her tombstone has her death year as 1888, some family documents give it as 1889.
          Thomas Richard MILLER, known as T.R., was born in a community on the old Three Notch Road, 5 miles south of Dixie, in Conecuh County, Alabama, an area that is now part of Escambia County, Alabama. (Section 29, Township 2, Range 13, Escambia County, AL).
          T.R. served in the Confederate Army as a Private, entering into service in September 1861 at Milton, Florida. He served in Company E, 15th Confederate Cavalry, serving until May, 1865, when he was paroled at Vicksburg, MS.

(((T.R. MILLER’s war record from the War Department, Washington D.C.)))

          The records show that T.R. Miller, Private, Company K, The Georgia and Mississippi Regiment of Volunteers, also known as Company K, 36th (Villepique’s) Georgia Infantry, subsequently Company K, 1st Confederate Infantry, C.S.A., enlisted Sep 17, 1861 at Milton, FL for 12 months. The muster roll of Co. K, 1st Confederate Infantry for January and February 1862 shows him present. This Company was assigned to the 3rd Battalion Florida Cavalry about March 1862. The muster roll of Company C, 3rd Bn. Florida Cavalry for April 30 to August 31, 1863 shows him present. The Regt. Was consolidated with other Regiments and became the 15th Confederate Cavalry C.S.A..Co. C., becoming Co. E. 15th Confederate Cavalry, C.S.A. The 15th Confederate Cavalry, C.S.A. completed its organization about Sep 24, 1863. The muster roll for May and Jun 1864, last roll on file, shows him present.
            Union Prisoner of War Records show that he was captured in Escambia County, Florida, November 17, 1864; was received at Ship Island, MS., Dec 13, 1864 and was transferred to Vicksburgh, MS on May 1, 1865. A duplicate of the transfer roll (which is incomplete) bears the following indorsement: “Headquarters Exchange of Prisoners, Camp Townsend, May 6, 1865. Received on parole the prisoners described on this roll - - H.A.M. Henderson, Lt. Col. & asst. Com’r Exchange, C.S.A.” No later record has been found.

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          When T.R. MILLER returned home after the war there was much desolation as in all parts of the South. Although he was twenty-two years old and a grown young man, he went without shoes. He began getting out hewn timber as his first lumber experience. He would farm through the farming season and would then get out hewn timber after he had laid by his crops. He would raft his timber to Ferry Pass and Pensacola. Often he would walk back home to keep from having to spend any money for the return trip.
          In 1866, the dashing young T.R. MILLER, 23 years old, married Miss Mary Elizabeth FOSHEE. It had been a romance that was not championed by everyone - most especially, Mary Elizabeth's parents! T.R. and Mary Elizabeth compounded the problem by running off to get married. It took another member of the family... a sister of his new mother-in-law, in fact... to soothe the ruffled feathers and allow his final acceptance into the family.
          T.R. and Mary Elizabeth lived in Brewton, Alabama. As he was a very industrious and hard-working man, T.R. became quite successful.
          After the death of Mary Elizabeth, T.R. waited about 18 months and then married Alice Bell (Alabama) COLLINS, who had been a close friend of theirs. He was 48 and Alabama COLLINS was 22. The two of them continued living in his home in Brewton. T.R. MILLER was buried in Union Cemetery, Brewton, AL.

          Children of Mary Elizabeth FOSHEE and Thomas Richard MILLER are: (See MILLER family page)
                    i. James Edward MILLER, b. Abt. 1869.
                    ii. George MILLER, b. Abt. 1870. A Mr. G. L. MILLER married a Miss Adeline CRAVEY on 06 Dec 1896. Unverified relationship.
                    iii. Lizzie MILLER, b. Abt. 1870.
                    iv. Margaret MILLER, b. Abt. 1870.
                    v. Mark MILLER, b. Abt. 1870.
                    vi. Thomas Jefferson MILLER, b. Abt. 1870.
                    vii. Henry MILLER, b. Oct 1881.
                    viii. Daisy MILLER, b. Mar 1884.
                    ix. Alice MILLER, b. May 1886.
                    x. Minnie Inez MILLER, b. 21 Apr 1888; d. 02 Aug 1889. Buried Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery, Alco, AL. Tombstone reads: "Miller, Minnie Inez, youngest daughter of  T.R. and Mary E. MILLER. B. 21 Apr 1888 D. 2 Aug1889."

Stewart James FOSHEE was born 10 January, 1851 in Conecuh County, Alabama and died 20 September, 1907. He married Matilda Catherine McGOWIN in 1869. She was the daughter of Samuel McGOWIN and Martha MASON. She was born 05 February ,1851 and died 30 December, 1905 in Brewton, Alabama. Stewart James FOSHEE and Matilda Catherine McGOWIN lived in Brewton. There is a date discrepancy in family documentation for her death date, being either 1905 or 1908. Both Stewart James FOSHEE and Matilda Catherine McGOWIN are buried in Union Cemetery, Brewton, Alabama.

          Children of Stewart James FOSHEE and Matilda Catherine McGOWIN are: (See FOSHEE family page)
                    i. Lewis James FOSHEE, b. Abt. 1870.
                    ii. Martha FOSHEE, b. Abt. 1870.
                    iii. Mason FOSHEE, b. Abt. 1870.
                    iv. William Edward FOSHEE, b. Abt. 1870.
                    v. Clyde FOSHEE, b. Abt. 1875.
                    vi. Erasmus Manford FOSHEE, b. Abt. 1875.
                    vii. Eugene FOSHEE, b. Abt. 1875.
                    viii. John David FOSHEE, b. Abt. 1875.
                    ix. Mary FOSHEE, b. Abt. 1875.
                    x. Samuel FOSHEE, b. Abt. 1875.


Generation 3-2 Children of John CLEMENTS and Frances MILLER

Mary Jane CLEMENTS was born about 1860.


                   

Emma CLEMENTS was born about 1860. An "Emma CLEMENTS" was married to a "John L. FLOYD" in Escambia County, Alabama on 8 Jun 1886. It is not clear if this marriage was our Emma CLEMENTS but the timing is right, and the realtionship with the FLOYD family was previously established.


                   

Jim CLEMENTS was born about 1860. A "James CLEMENTS" married "Surphonia PARKER" on 18 Aug 1881 in Escambia County, Alabama. It is unclear if this is our Jim CLEMENTS.


                    Allie CLEMENTS was born about 1860.


                   

Margaret CLEMENTS was born about 1860. A "Margaret CLEMENTS" married "Winfield S. BRYANT" on 10 Sep 1881 in Escambia County, Alabama. It is unclear if this is our Margaret CLEMENTS. 


   

Cora CLEMENTS was born about 1860.


                   

? CLEMENTS was born about 1860. Family records are incomplete regarding this individual. It is possible this is the "Boy" CLEMENTS that died stillborn (See below).


                   

"Boy" CLEMENTS was born about 1860 and died the same year. Family information indicates only a "Boy," probably meaning the child was a male stillborn (See Unknown CLEMENTS above).

Generation 3-3 Children of Henry CLEMENTS and Mary MILLER


                   

John CLEMENTS was born about 1860; death date unknown. A "John N. CLEMENTS" married "Mariah N. KILLINGSWORTH" on 28 Sep 1879 in Escambia County, AL. It is unclear if these are the same people.

Joe CLEMENTS was born about 1860; death date unknown. A "Joseph CLEMENTS" married "Mary FUQUA" on 2 Mar 1887 in Escambia County, Alabama. It is unclear if this is our Joe CLEMENTS.

Lillie CLEMENTS was born about 1860; death unknown.

Billie CLEMENTS was born about 1860; death unknown.

Bob CLEMENTS was born about 1860; death unknown.

Betty CLEMENTS was born about 1860; death unknown.

Generation 3-4 Children of Mary CLEMENTS and William Spencer Houston COLLINS (See also COLLINS family page)


                   

Alice Bell (Alabama) COLLINS was born 05 May, 1867 in Pine Level, Santa Rosa County, Florida, and died 27 November, 1941 in Brewton, Alabama. She married Thomas Richard MILLER on 08 Oct 1890 in Milton, Florida. Thomas Richard MILLER, the son of Robert MILLER and Cherry Ann FLOYD, was born 07 Apr 1843 in Brooklyn; Dixie, Conecuh County, Alabama and died 23 May 1914 in Atlanta, Georgia.
          Pine Level was a logging camp. There is some confusion over Alice's name. Some sources refer to her as Alabama and some as Alice Bell. Almost all sources agree she was called Alice.
          Soon after she was born, Alice's mother (Mary Lenora CLEMENTS-COLLINS) took Alice to visit with her grandmother (Mary Elizabeth MAY-CLEMENTS) who lived where the present day settlement of Dixie, AL is located. This was the first time Alice's mother had been home since Alice had been born. When Alice was just a baby her mother would put her on a straw pallet in the field as she worked on the farm. Alice and her siblings went to school about three months a year. The rest of the time they had to help on the family farm. As the oldest, Alice had to help with the milking of thirty cows each morning, even when attending school.
          Alice's father got together enough money to send Alice and her brother John to school in Birmingham, Alabama. Alice attended Massey Business College there. After graduating, Alice and her sister Betty taught school for $25.00 per month. While teaching, they remodeled the family home with their earnings. Alice taught school in the Jay community, better known as the Penton settlement. She also taught near McDavid, Florida. It was in McDavid she became friends with the McMillan, McDavid and McCaskill families.
          During the week when she taught school Alice boarded near her school. It wasn't expensive, but it was difficult. There were times when the places she boarded had only potatoes and black coffee for breakfast. On the weekends her brother Henry would come and get her. He would arrive on Friday evening, spend the night, and then take her home on Saturday. It was a 20 mile trip and it took nearly all day to get home.
          According to Henry Cody Collins, In those days young people would go to dances and the young men would sometimes drink a little whiskey and gamble. One of Alice's earliest sweethearts was John ALLEN, her brother "Babe's" brother-in-law. Of course, Alice's father wouldn't allow his girls to go out with boys very often. Alice did go once to visit with her cousin, Mary Elizabeth FOSHEE-MILLER and her husband Thomas Richard (T.R.) MILLER. They all became very good friends and Mary Elizabeth even asked Alice to stay and tutor their children. She did stay for one season, in 1888. This was the same year that Mary Elizabeth died.
          T.R. waited about 18 months before he proposed marriage to Alice. She, of course, accepted. T. R. MILLER had been a handsome, dashing youth of 23 when he had run off and married Mary Elizabeth FOSHEE. That had caused a problem with the Foshee family. As Alice's mother was the sister of Cassaline (Cassie) FOSHEE, his new mother-in-law, he was hoping Mary Lenora would come with him to help smooth things out. T.R. and his new bride were both on horseback. He had Mary Lenora ride with his wife and he took Alice in his arms on his mount. Little did Thomas Richard MILLER and Alice Bell COLLINS suspect that day twenty-two years earlier when T.R. had held little Alice in his arms on horseback it would be repeated now as man and wife!
          They planned to marry at 9am on October 8, 1890, but it stormed so badly they had to postpone it until 11am. Alice must have looked beautiful in her white taffeta dress! They were attended by Virgie CUSHMAN, Mary ROBINSON and Dell WILLIAMS of Brewton, and John Morgan SMITH, Alex McGOWIN and, of course, her brother John COLLINS, all of Milton. After the wedding they drove through the country to Brewton, stopping at Cold Water Creek for a picnic lunch.
          T.R. MILLER was a man of means and had made arrangements for a big wedding supper. Mr. Ed LOVELACE, Mr. Gid FRIERSON, Mrs. Sallie Boykin FORBES had charge. The men bought elaborate refreshments in Mobile, and the supper was grand and costly, for those days.

(Newspaper article - The Standard Gauge, Brewton, Ala, Oct 9, 1890)

MILLER-COLLINS - A NOTABLE WEDDING

          Mr. T. R. Miller of Brewton, one of Escambia's leading business men is married to Miss Alice Collins, an accomplished young lady, of Milton, Florida.
          The leading social event of this week was the grand reception given last night at the residence of Mr. T. R. Miller, in honor of his marriage to Miss Alice Collins. The wedding took place Wednesday morning at the home of the bride in Milton, in the presence of a few invited guests. The groom left in the company with Messrs. A. M. McGowin, Jr. and J. M. Smith, who acted as groomsmen. The party returned by carriage Wednesday evening, and repaired to the handsome residence of Mr. Miller. The reception took place at night.
          A large number of friends were present to wish the happy couple a long and happy life. Misses Virgie Cushman and Mary Robinson accompanied the bridal party to Brewton. The refreshments immediately after the marriage and before the couple left for home, were pronounced by one of the party simply grand.
          The bride is a charming and accomplished lady, and was attired in a beautiful evening costume. The groom is in the prime of middle life, and besides his beautiful bride was the picture of health, happiness, and manly vigor.
          The occasion was most pleasant to all present. An elaborate supper was served in recherche style, of which we cannot attempt even a description. The Brewton Orchestra was engaged to furnish music for the occasion and discoursed it most bewitchingly throughout the evening, to which many tripped the light fantastic toe to their hearts content.
          The crowd dispersed at a very late hour, with many kind wishes for the bride and groom in which the Gauge wishes to join.

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          Alice Bell COLLINS and Thomas Richard MILLER were both laid to rest together in Union Cemetery, Brewton, Alabama.

          Children of ALICE COLLINS and THOMAS MILLER are: (Generation 4-1)
                    i. Iva Lee MILLER, b. 15 Jul 1891, Brewton, AL; d. 25 Jun 1965, Brewton, AL.
                    ii. John Richard MILLER, b. Mar 1894; d. 1949, Brewton, AL. Buried in Union Cemetery, Brewton, AL
                    iii. David Brent MILLER, b. 28 Aug 1904; d. 07 Dec 1969, Brewton, AL. Buried in Union Cemetery, Brewton, AL.

John Houston COLLINS was born on May 16, 1868 in Pine Level, Santa Rosa County, Florida, and died 22 December, 1937 in Milton, Florida. He married Iva Estelle CLEMENTS 20 September, 1891 in Fon Du Lac, Wisconsin. She was born 14 March, 1874 in Fon Du Lac, and died 01 July, 1936 in Milton, Florida.
          Pine Level was a logging camp near present day Munson, Florida. John Houston COLLINS' parents, Spencer Houston COLLINS and Mary Lenora CLEMENTS-COLLINS, raised John and his siblings on a one hundred-seventy-one acre tract of land while operating a gristmill and sawmill on Collins Mill Creek, a stone’s throw away from the family home. His father was a respected and prominent resident of Milton who served in the Confederate Army and held membership in the Masonic Lodge #16.
          John Houston married Iva Estelle CLEMENTS. She was advertising in the Atlanta Constitution for someone with whom to correspond (she was only 17). Because she had the same surname as his mother (but no relation), he wrote to her. About one month later he went to visit her and they were married at her home in Fon du Lac, Wisconsin. He was 23. John and Iva Estelle had three daughters together.
          In 1893 John was elected Sheriff of Santa Rosa County. He was considered to be a “frontier type” sheriff and served two separate terms in office (1893-1897; 1909-1913). Descriptively speaking, he stood 6’7” tall, was thin in build, and considered to be an imposing figure. He earned the nicknames of “Honest John” and “Long John Collins.”
          While sheriff, John and his family resided in the upper level of the jail in the county courthouse. Some of the Labor Movement problems that commenced under the term of Sheriff William J. Johnson were inherited by John while he was Sheriff. The problems became so severe that services provided by trains, mail, and telegraph were greatly impeded.
          John also served in the positions of mayor and postmaster of Milton and was a part owner in the Milton Livery Stable. In his later years he worked for the State Liquor Commission as a licensed inspector for northwest Florida. He remained an inspector until his death. As a prominent citizen of Milton, John held membership in the Masonic Lodge, Odd Fellows, Woodmen, and Knights of Pythias.
          In 1936 John's beloved wife died. A year later, at the age of 69, John died following a lengthy illness. He and his wife are both buried in the Milton Cemetery.

          Children of John Houston COLLINS and Iva Estelle CLEMENTS are: (Generation 4-2; also see COLLINS family page)
                    i. Vesta Irene COLLINS, b. 21 Jun 1895, Milton, FL.
                    ii. Iva Kathleen COLLINS, b. 22 Sep 1897, Milton, FL; d. 04 Sep 1900, Milton, FL. Burial: Aft. 04 Sep 1900, Milton, FL
                    iii. Jessie Althea COLLINS, b. 01 Apr 1900, Milton, FL.

Mary Elizabeth (Betty) COLLINS was born on 28 February, 1869 in Milton, Florida and died 30 May, 1936 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She married McKendrick HUGGINS on 25 December, 1888. He was born 25 February, 1862 in McKenzie, Alabama, and died 11 June, 1911 in Opp, Alabama.
          Betty and McKendrick HUGGINS were married on Christmas Day, 1888 at her parent's home in Milton, Florida. It was one of the coldest winters they had ever had. In the afternoon a few flakes of snow began to fall. Betty's mother, Mary Lenora CLEMENTS-COLLINS, had Betty gather all the eggs she could find and put them in the middle of a feather bed because she thought they would freeze. This was the first snow Betty had ever seen.
          Betty and McKendrick lived for a while with betty's parents (William Spencer Houston COLLINS and Mary Lenora CLEMENTS-COLLINS) in Milton. When Betty and McKendrick left her parents home to go out on their own, they moved to Milligan, Florida, which was only a short distance from Milton. It took them all day travelling in a buggy to make the trip! They lived in Milligan until just before their first child was due. Then, due to her poor health, Betty went to her parents home to have the baby. It was there at her parent's home that Mary Alice HUGGINS was born. They stayed there until Mary Alice was nearly a year old.
          McKendrick was in the timber business at this time and had a saw mill in Samson, Alabama. They moved to Mossy Point, Mississippi for a while in order to be near where the logging was going on, and it was there that Cuyler Jefferson HUGGINS was born. The timber business was good but they had to move a lot to stay where the timber was. They moved to Opp, Alabama. It was while living in Opp in 1907 that disaster struck. McKendrick had hauled lots of timber to the Pensacola docks for export. When the economic crash of 1907 occurred, he lost a fortune (some $100,000 or more) on this timber. He was never able to stage a financial come-back. It was this financial set-back that might have led to his death. He died only a few years later, on 11 June, 1911 in Opp, Alabama.
          Mary Elizabeth COLLINS is buried in the Collins plot of Milton Cemetery, Milton, Florida.

          Children of Mary Elizabeth COLLINS and McKendrick HUGGINS are: (Generation 4-3)
                    i. Mary Alice HUGGINS, b. 03 Nov 1887, Milton, FL; d. 10 Jun 1929, Thomasville, GA.
                    ii. Cuyler Jefferson HUGGINS, b. 22 Sep 1889, Mossy Point, MS; m. Emma McGREW, 11 Jun 1938, New York City, NY; b. 31 Oct 1900; d. Jun 1941, New York, NY.
                    iii. Sarah Lenora HUGGINS, b. 02 Mar 1897, Milligan, FL; m. Richard FORTUNE, 17 Aug 1924, Hot Springs, AR; b. 05 Jan 1891; d. 21 Jun 1957.
                    iv.Mark Spencer HUGGINS, b. 27 Nov 1901, Crestview, FL.
                    v. "Infant" HUGGINS, b. Abt. 1905; d. Abt. 1905. This child may have died at birth as it was not given a name.
                    vi. Florida Elizabeth HUGGINS, b. 29 Oct 1910, Opp, AL; d. 24 Jul 1948.

Spencer Houston COLLINS was born on 18 August, 1872 in Milton, Florida and died a year and two months later, on 25 Oct 1873.

Henry Cody COLLINS (Bud) was born 08 February, 1874 in Milton, Florida and died 26 August, 1942. He married Eva Marcia JERNIGAN on 25 March, 1915. She was born 14 April, 1888 in Milton, Florida and died 26 August, 1942 in Milton, Florida.
          Henry Cody COLLINS was listed on the 1900 Santa Rosa County, Florida census, Milton City, living with his mother and father. He was 26 years old at that time, and was listed as employed in his father's Mill as a Mill Hand.
          Eva Marcia JERNIGAN-ALLEN was a widow who married Bud COLLINS after the death of her husband, George ALLEN. Eva Marcia was a sister-in-law to Minnie Cecilia ALLEN-COLLINS, who was married to Henry Cody's brother, Spencer Gilbert (Babe) COLLINS. After the death of George ALLEN, Eva Marcia moved in with Minnie and Babe. Bud spent much time visiting with Babe. Bud was a happy-go-lucky fellow, quite the same as his Uncle Henry CLEMENTS, for whom he had been named. Bud and Eva Marcia's relationship developed, first as a friendship, then into a romance. They were married in 1915. Bud was 41 years old and Eva Marcia was 27.
          Eva Marcia JERNIGAN is buried in Milton Cemetery, Milton, Florida.

          Children of Henry Cody COLLINS and Eva Marcia JERNIGAN are: (Generation 4-4; also see COLLINS family page)
                    i. Henry Spencer COLLINS, b. 15 Jan 1917, Milton, FL.; m. Marie DAVEY, 10 Aug 1946, Lake Charles, LA; b. Abt. 1920.
                    ii. Jean Vieree COLLINS, b. 26 Feb 1921, Milton, FL; m. William Pope NELL, 31 Jan 1942; b. 21 Jul 1917, Montgomery, AL.

Spencer Gilbert COLLINS (Babe) was born 16 May ,1878 in Viney Branch, Milton, Florida and died 11 September, 1931 in Milton, Florida. He married Minnie Cecilia ALLEN  on 25 January, 1905, the daughter of W. W. ALLEN. She was born 30 September, 1880 in Milton and died some time after September of 1931.
          Spencer Gilbert  was called "Babe" by his family. Viney Branch was a small site about three miles north of Milton, Florida. Babe was the youngest child and, as such, he stayed at home to run his father’s business and look after the old couple. Spencer Gilbert was listed on the 1900 Santa Rosa, Florida census, Milton City, as living with his parents and working as a Mill hand in his father's Mill. Spencer Gilbert was 22 years old at this time. He was listed on the census as "Spencer, Jr." but this was an error, as he was not a Jr.
          He was much too occupied with his parents to settle down and it wasn't until after his mother's death in 1903 that he began to think of his own life. In 1905 he married Minnie Cecilia ALLEN, daughter of W.W. ALLEN. They continued to live in the house with his father until the home burned. After that they moved to Milton where Babe ran an ice factory, grist mill and fertilizer business. He sold out of his ice factory and fertilizer business after many years of operation and engaged in road building. He helped build the road from Milton towards Brewton; about 15 miles of it.
          In operating his business, Spencer Gilbert incurred the animosity of Gaynor, his bookkeeper, and his family. He was accused of being connected with the death of this bookkeeper, who was found shot. The bookkeeper was killed at his home, and some of the family thought Babe was connected with it, but Babe was not even in the state when the bookkeeper met his death. Later on “Babe” was killed and it was thought that it was for revenge. He was killed on September 11, 1931. Spencer Gilbert COLLINS was laid to rest in Milton Cemetery, Milton, Florida.

(((Newspaper article)))

MILTON MAN IS VICTIM OF ASSASSINS.
ICE PLANT OPERATOR, MERCHANT, CONTRACTOR IS SHOT TO DEATH FROM AUTO.
SLAIN MAN WAS CHARGED AS ACCESSORY IN KILLING.
ACCUSATION WAS PLACED AFTER HIS BOOKKEEPER WAS SHOT FROM AMBUSH.


          S.G. Collins, prominent business man of Santa Rosa County, was shot and killed early tonight as he stood talking to a friend at the end of the bridge over Blackwater River, by two or more assailants who drove by in a closed car.
          The men in the car were being sought tonight by Sheriff H.C. Mitchell and his entire force of deputies but are believed to have made good their escape toward the eastern part of the state.
          Collins, who was until recently the owner and operator of the Milton Ice Company and of a wholesale grocery company here, has been in the limelight for the past two months, since he was charged with being accessory to the slaying of Aubrey Gainer, who had been his bookkeeper at the ice plant, before he disposed of it to the Gulf Power Company.

Under $25,000 Bond

          He was at the time of his slaying at liberty on $25,000 bond on this charge. According to the statement of R.E. Estes, to whom Collins was talking at the time he was shot, the closed car, containing at least two occupants, approached them from the east, moving slowly. Neither he or Collins paid any attention to it, as travel over the bridge at that time of day is very heavy. As the car passed them a gun was shoved out of the window and one shot fired point blank at Collins a few feet away. Collins staggered, seized his shoulder and shouted, “I’m shot. Get the tag number. Get a doctor.” A moment later he slumped to the ground, dying before medical aid could be summoned.
          The body was moved to one side of the road and the coroner and sheriff summoned. Despite telephone messages sent out by the officers no trace of the assailant’s car had been found up to midnight. The shooting occurred so suddenly that Estes and a number of men in front of a boat building shop failed to get the license number of the auto, which speeded away after the shot was fired. An empty shotgun shell was found near the other end of the bridge, which showed that an automatic 12 gauge shotgun had been used by the slayers. The gun is believed to have been thrown over the bridge railing into Blackwater River, which is 45 feet deep at that point.
          For the last few months, since Collins sold out his interests here to the Power Company, he has been engaged on a number of road contracts in the Carolinas and was in that section at the time his bookkeeper, Gainer, was shot and killed from ambush as he was returning home about a month ago.

Charged as Accessory

          The only connection which Collins is said to have had with this killing was that a shotgun found near Gainer’s body was alleged to have once been the property of Collins. Collins and Gainer were said to have been on unfriendly terms after Collins’ ice plant had been destroyed by fire of mysterious origin.
          Two arrests on a charge of murder were made in Gainer’s death. Will Wolff is now at liberty on $5,000 bond on the charge, after the Florida Supreme Court had held the $25,000 bond originally required to be excessive. Webb Allen, also arrested in the slaying, was freed on a Writ of Habeas Corpus.
          The Santa Rosa Coroner made a thorough examination of Collins’ body late tonight, finding 12 buckshot had entered his body, several piercing his heart.
          Collins is survived by his wife and one daughter, who is a teacher in the Milton public schools. Two brothers are in business here and one sister is Mrs. T.R. Miller of Brewton. Another sister lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.

(((end of newspaper article)))


          Henry Cody COLLINS, Babe's brother, said, “There have always been feuds in and around Milton but it was not such a bad town, probably no worse than most places. However, if you did anything to deserve it, they would kill you. Two of Bill W.D.J. Collins’ sons have been killed in Munson. Three of the Collinses have been shot and killed.”

          Child of Spencer Gilbert COLLINS and Minnie Cecilia ALLEN is: (Generation 4-5)
                    i. Gladys COLLINS, b. 10 Apr 1906, Milton FL. m. William James MITCHEM June 24, 1937.

Generation 4

 Generation 4-1 Children of ALICE COLLINS and THOMAS MILLER (also see MILLER family page)

Iva Lee MILLER was born 15 July, 1891 in Brewton, Alabama, and died 25 June, 1965 in Brewton. She married Edward Leigh McMILLAN on 20 April, 1911. Edward Leigh McMILLAN, the son of Edward McMILLAN and Katie LEIGH, was born 26 September, 1888.
          Iva Lee MILLER was the first child of Thomas Richard MILLER's second marriage to Alice Bell (Alabama) COLLINS. She was a delicate baby, her delicacy caused from measles when she was two or three months old, followed by a severe case of whooping cough. She did not walk until she was two years old, but finally developed into a robust child. She was always very active as a child, full of enthusiasm and curiosity. Iva Lee had a governess most of her life, but went to public school from time to time. She went away to school when she was sixteen years of age, attending Madame Lefebvre's School in Baltimore, Maryland. She went abroad during her second year in school. Iva Lee MILLER was only out of school a year when she married Edward Leigh McMILLAN of Brewton, Alabama. Iva Lee died in 1965 and was buried in Union Cemetery, Brewton, Alabama.

          Child of Iva LeeMILLER and Edward Leigh McMILLAN is: (Generation 5-1: See also McMILLAN family page)
                    i. Thomas Edward McMILLAN, b. 10 Jul 1912, Brewton, AL.


John Richard MILLER was born in March of 1894, and died in 1949 in Brewton, Alabama. He was buried in Union Cemetery, Brewton, Alabama.

David Brent MILLER was born on 28 August, 1904 and died 07 December, 1969 in Brewton, Alabama.. He was buried in Union Cemetery, Brewton, Alabama.

Generation 4-2 Children of John Houston COLLINS and Iva Estelle CLEMENTS (also see COLLINS family page)

Vesta Irene COLLINS was born on 21 June, 1895 in Milton, Florida. She married (1) James Edgar BROWN on 23 September, 1922 in Tampa, Florida. He was born about 1890 and died on 11 October, 1928 in Tampa, where he was buried. On 12 February, 1938, some ten years after the death of James Edgar BROWN, Vesta Irene remarried to (2) Robert Lee PIPPI. He was born 15 June, 1888 in Geneva, Alabama. My copy of family notes was poor and mostly unreadable, so the last name may be incorrect; PIPPIN is most likely the correct spelling. His birth date month is unknown (might start with a "J") , but the day was the 15th, of the year 1888.

          Child of Vesta Irene COLLINS and James Edgar BROWN is:
                    i. James Edgar BROWN, Jr., b. 27 Jun 1927, Tampa, FL.

Iva Kathleen COLLINS was born on 22 September, 1897 in Milton, Florida and died three years later, on 04 September, 1900. She died, and was buried, in Milton, Florida. 

Jessie Althea COLLINS was born on 01 April, 1900 in Milton, Florida. She married Arthur Palmer McLAUGHLIN on 01 January, 1923 in Milton, Florida. He was born about 1900. Jessie and Arthur lived in Milton for a while after their marriage. Sometime after the birth of John Arthur McLAUGHLIN in 1925 and before the birth of Raymond Dudley McLAUGHLIN in 1933 they moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. It is assumed this was a career move.

          Children of Jessie Althea COLLINS and Arthur Palmer McLAUGHLIN are:
                    i. John Arthur McLAUGHLIN, b. 25 Mar 1925, Milton, FL; m. Elizabeth BLAKE, 14 Jul 1944; b. Abt. 1925.
                    ii. Raymond Dudley McLAUGHLIN, b. 06 Jul 1933, Cincinnati, OH.

 Generation 4-3 Children of Mary Elizabeth COLLINS and McKendrick HUGGINS (also see COLLINS family page)

Mary Alice HUGGINS was born 03 November, 1887 in Milton, Florida and died 10 June, 1929 in Thomasville, Georgia. She married Thomas Joseph MARTIN about 1915. There is a discrepancy in family documentation on the marriage date, being either 1915 or 1916. Thomas Joseph MARTIN was born about 1885. Mary Alice HUGGINS was born at the home of her Grandparents, Spencer Houston COLLINS and Mary Lenora CLEMENTS-COLLINS, in Milton. Mary Alice's death was caused from a fall. She had gone to the picture show. When she started home the heel of her shoe caught in a pipe on the street which was used to hold flags on decoration days. She was seven-months pregnant. After the fall, she was rushed to the hospital in Thomasville. The baby was born there. He was named Billy Curtis MARTIN. He only lived four days. Mary Alice had sustained internal injuries and she only lived for a few days after the baby was born. Mary Alice and her son are buried side by side at Monticello, Florida.
          After the death of Mary Alice, Thomas married a second time to a widow, Christiana KENGERG (Maiden name unknown). They lived in Christiana's home on Lake Jackson, 10 miles west of Tallahassee, Florida, where Christiana and her first husband had moved from Wisconsin.

          Children of Mary Alice HUGGINS and Thomas Joseph MARTIN are: (Generation 5-2)
                    i. Mary Kathleen MARTIN, b. 22 Mar 1917, Monticello, FL.
                    ii. Thomas Joseph MARTIN, Jr., b. 05 Jan 1924.
                    iii. Billy Curtis MARTIN, b. Abt. 08 Jun 1929, Thomasville, GA; d. Abt. 12 Jun 1929, Thomasville, GA; buried along with his mother in Monticello, FL.

                 

Cuyler Jefferson HUGGINS was born on 22 September, 1889 in Mossy Point, Mississippi. He married Emma McGREW on 11 June, 1938 in New York City. Emma McGREW was born on 31 October, 1900 and died in June of 1941 in New York, New York. Cuyler Jefferson HUGGINS and his wife Emma McGREW-HUGGINS lived in Brooklyn, New York. They had no children.


                   

Sarah Lenora HUGGINS was born 02 March, 1897 in Milligan, Florida. She married Richard FORTUNE on 17 August, 1924 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Richard FORTUNE was born 05 January, 1891 and died 21 June, 1957. Sara Lenora HUGGINS-FORTUNE and Richard FORTUNE lived in Memphis, Tennessee. They had no children.


                   

Mark Spencer HUGGINS was born 27 November, 1901 in Crestview, Florida. He married Fleta Staub FARRIOR, the daughter of Joseph FARRIOR and Susanna BROWN, on 29 January, 1921. Fleta Staub FARRIOR was born 13 November, 1898. Mark Spencer and Fleta lived in Chipley, Florida , where Mark Spencer operated a General Mercantile Store.

          Child of Mark Spencer HUGGINS and Fleta Staub FARRIOR is:
                    i. Mary Gusta HUGGINS, b. 25 May 1922.


                   

"Infant" HUGGINS was born about 1905 and died about 1905. This child may have died at birth as it was not given a name.


                   

Florida Elizabeth HUGGINS was born on 29 October, 1910 in Opp, Alabama and died on 24 July, 1948. She married Cleveland Baxter DEMPSEY on 27 August, 1924 in Conway, Arkansas.He was born 22 September, 1887 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Florida Elizabeth HUGGINS-DEMPSEY was buried in the Collins family plot in Milton Cemetery, Milton, Florida. She was buried beside her mother, Mary Elizabeth COLLINS-HUGGINS.

          Child of Florida Elizabeth HUGGINS and Cleveland Baxter DEMPSEY is:
                    i. Earl Spencer DEMPSEY, b. 14 May 1924, Little Rock, AR.

Generation 4-4 Children of Henry Cody COLLINS and Eva Marcia JERNIGAN (also see COLLINS family page)

Henry Spencer COLLINS was born 15 January, 1917 in Milton, Florida. He married Marie DAVEY on 10 August, 1946 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Marie DAVEY was born about 1920. Henry Spencer COLLINS was a WW-II veteran when he met Mary DAVEY, also a WWII widow. They most likely met while he was in the service.


                   

Jean Vieree COLLINS was born on 26 February, 1921 in Milton, Florida. She married William Pope NELL on 31 January, 1942. William Pope NELL was born on 21 July, 1917 in Montgomery, Alabama. Family records show the spelling as "Gene Vieree." As "Gene" is the male spelling, I have changed it to the female version, "Jean." William Pope NELL was a WWII veteran, serving in an Ordinance Battalion. He saw active service in England and then on the African Battlefront. He and Gene Vieree COLLINS were divorced in December, 1946. After their divorce, Jean Vieree remarried. No details of her second marriage are currently available.

Generation 4-5 Child of Spencer Gilbert COLLINS and Minnie Cecilia ALLEN (also see COLLINS family page)

Gladys COLLINS was born on 10 April, 1906 in Milton, Florida. She married William James MITCHEM on June 24, 1937. He was born 27 March, 1901 in Defuniak Springs, Walton County, Florida. Gladys and William lived in Milton, Florida.

          Child of Gladys COLLINS and William James MITCHEM is:
                 
  i. William Spencer MITCHEM, b. 11 Dec, 1937 (?)

Generation 5

Generation 5-1 Child of Iva LeeMILLER and Edward Leigh McMILLAN (also see McMILLAN family page)

Thomas Edward McMILLAN was born 10 July, 1912 in Brewton, Alabama. He married Elvira COCHRANE on 11 August, 1935. She was born about 1915.

          Children of Thomas Edward McMILLAN and Elvira COCHRANE are:
                    i. Iva Leigh McMILLAN, b. 07 May 1937; d. 11 May 1937.
                    ii. Edward Leigh McMILLAN II, b. 08 Jul 1940.
                    iii. ? McMILLAN, b. 19 Nov 1941; d. 21 Nov 1941.
                    iv. Elvira McMILLAN, b. 01 Jun 1943.
                    v. Katherine Elizabeth McMILLAN, b. 21 Sep 1946.

Generation 5-2 Children of Mary Alice HUGGINS and Thomas Joseph MARTIN

Mary Kathleen MARTIN was born 22 March, 1917 in Monticello, Florida. She married John Calvert BURNETT on 17 July, 1938. He was born about 1910 and died about 1990. Mary Kathleen and John Calvert BURNETT settled in Madison, Florida, where John Calvert owned and operated a cotton gin.

          Children of Mary Kathleen MARTIN and John Calvert BURNETT are:
                    i. John Calvert BURNETT, Jr., b. 02 Nov 1939.
                    ii. William Martin BURNETT, b. 25 Nov 1941, Madison, FL. A handwritten note indicates that William may have had two children; Mary Kay BURNETT and Daniel BURNETT.

Thomas Joseph MARTIN, Jr. was born 05 January, 1924.

          Children of Thomas Joseph MARTIN, Jr. are:
                    i.Karen MARTIN, b. Abt. 1945.
                    ii.Amy MARTIN, b. Abt. 1945. Amy and Alison were twins.
                    iii.Alison MARTIN, b. Abt. 1945. Alison and Amy were twins.
                    iv.John MARTIN, b. Abt. 1945.
                    v.Jeffery MARTIN, b. Abt. 1945.
                    vi.Todd MARTIN, b. Abt. 1945.

Billy Curtis MARTIN was born about 08 June, 1929 in Thomasville, Georgia and died about 12 June, 1929 in Thomasville. He is buried alongside his mother in Monticello, Florida.

Descendants of Josiah CLEMENTS. Additional details can be found on the specific surname pages.

1 Josiah CLEMENTS 1792 - 1840
.. +Mary Elizabeth MAY 1798 - 1871
........ 2 Cassaline Amanda CLEMENTS 1824 - 1892
............ +James Stewart FOSHEE 1782 - 1860 m: Abt. 1850
................... 3 James K. Polk FOSHEE 1850 -
................... 3 Mary Elizabeth FOSHEE 1851 - 1888
....................... +[1] Thomas Richard MILLER 1843 - 1914 m: 15 Sep 1868 in Conecuh County, AL
............................. 4 James Edward MILLER 1869 -
............................. 4 George MILLER 1870 -
............................. 4 Lizzie MILLER 1870 -
............................. 4 Margaret MILLER 1870 -
............................. 4 Mark MILLER 1870 -
............................. 4 Thomas Jefferson MILLER 1870 -
............................. 4 Henry MILLER 1881 -
............................. 4 Daisy MILLER 1884 -
............................. 4 Alice MILLER 1886 -
............................. 4 Minnie Inez MILLER 1888 - 1889
................... 3 Stewart James FOSHEE 1851 - 1907
....................... +Matilda Catherine McGOWIN 1851 - 1905 m: 1869
............................. 4 Lewis James FOSHEE 1870 -
............................. 4 Martha FOSHEE 1870 -
............................. 4 Mason FOSHEE 1870 -
............................. 4 William Edward FOSHEE 1870 -
............................. 4 Clyde FOSHEE 1875 -
............................. 4 Erasmus Manford FOSHEE 1875 -
............................. 4 Eugene FOSHEE 1875 -
............................. 4 John David FOSHEE 1875 -
............................. 4 Mary FOSHEE 1875 -
............................. 4 Samuel FOSHEE 1875 -
........ 2 Matilda CLEMENTS 1830 - 1894
........ 2 John CLEMENTS 1831 - Unknown
............ +Frances MILLER 1840 - m: Abt. 1860 in Escambia County, AL
................... 3 Mary Jane CLEMENTS 1860 -
................... 3 Emma CLEMENTS 1860 -
................... 3 Jim CLEMENTS 1860 -
................... 3 Allie CLEMENTS 1860 -
................... 3 Margaret CLEMENTS 1860 -
................... 3 Cora CLEMENTS 1860 -
................... 3 ? CLEMENTS 1860 -
................... 3 "Boy" CLEMENTS 1860 - 1860
........ 2 Henry CLEMENTS 1832 - Unknown
............ +Mary MILLER 1840 - Unknown
................... 3 John CLEMENTS 1860 - Unknown
................... 3 Joe CLEMENTS 1860 - Unknown
................... 3 Lillie CLEMENTS 1860 - Unknown
................... 3 Billie CLEMENTS 1860 - Unknown
................... 3 Bob CLEMENTS 1860 - Unknown
................... 3 Betty CLEMENTS 1860 - Unknown
........ 2 Mary Lenora CLEMENTS 1835 - 1903
............ +William Spencer Houston COLLINS 1825 - 1907 m: 10 May 1865 in Brooklyn, Conecuh County, AL
................... 3 Alice Bell COLLINS 1867 - 1941
....................... +[1] Thomas Richard MILLER 1843 - 1914 m: 08 Oct 1890 in Milton, FL
............................. 4 Iva Lee MILLER 1891 - 1965
................................. +Edward Leigh McMILLAN 1888 - m: 20 Apr 1911
........................................ 5 Thomas Edward McMILLAN 1912 -
............................................ +Elvira COCHRANE 1915 - m: 11 Aug 1935
.................................................. 6 Iva Leigh McMILLAN 1937 - 1937
.................................................. 6 Edward Leigh McMILLAN II 1940 -
.................................................. 6 ? McMILLAN 1941 - 1941
.................................................. 6 Elvira McMILLAN 1943 -
.................................................. 6 Katherine Elizabeth McMILLAN 1946 -
............................. 4 John Richard MILLER 1894 - 1949
............................. 4 David Brent MILLER 1904 - 1969
................... 3 John Houston COLLINS 1868 - 1937
....................... +Iva Estelle CLEMENTS 1874 - 1936 m: 20 Sep 1891 in Fon Du Lac, WI
............................. 4 Vesta Irene COLLINS 1895 -
................................. +James Edgar BROWN 1890 - 1928 m: 23 Sep 1922 in Tampa, FL
........................................ 5 James Edgar BROWN, Jr. 1927 -
............................. *2nd Husband of Vesta Irene COLLINS:
................................. +Robert Lee PIPPI 1888 - m: 12 Feb 1938
............................. 4 Iva Kathleen COLLINS 1897 - 1900
............................. 4 Jessie Althea COLLINS 1900 -
................................. +Arthur Palmer McLAUGHLIN 1900 - m: 01 Jan 1923 in Milton, FL
........................................ 5 John Arthur McLAUGHLIN 1925 -
............................................ +Elizabeth BLAKE 1925 - m: 14 Jul 1944
........................................ 5 Raymond Dudley McLAUGHLIN 1933 -
................... 3 Mary Elizabeth COLLINS 1869 - 1936
....................... +McKendrick HUGGINS 1862 - 1911 m: 25 Dec 1888
............................. 4 Mary Alice HUGGINS 1887 - 1929
................................. +Thomas Joseph MARTIN 1885 - m: Abt. 1915
........................................ 5 Mary Kathleen MARTIN 1917 -
............................................ +John Calvert BURNETT 1910 - 1990 m: 17 Jul 1938
.................................................. 6 John Calvert BURNETT, Jr. 1939 -
.................................................. 6 William Martin BURNETT 1941 -
........................................ 5 Thomas Joseph MARTIN, Jr. 1924 -
.................................................. 6 Karen MARTIN 1945 -
.................................................. 6 Amy MARTIN 1945 -
.................................................. 6 Alison MARTIN 1945 -
.................................................. 6 John MARTIN 1945 -
.................................................. 6 Jeffery MARTIN 1945 -
.................................................. 6 Todd MARTIN 1945 -
........................................ 5 Billy Curtis MARTIN 1929 - 1929
............................. 4 Cuyler Jefferson HUGGINS 1889 -
................................. +Emma McGREW 1900 - 1941 m: 11 Jun 1938 in New York City, NY
............................. 4 Sarah Lenora HUGGINS 1897 -
................................. +Richard FORTUNE 1891 - 1957 m: 17 Aug 1924 in Hot Springs, AR
............................. 4 Mark Spencer HUGGINS 1901 -
................................. +Fleta Staub FARRIOR 1898 - m: 29 Jan 1921
........................................ 5 Mary Gusta HUGGINS 1922 -
............................. 4 Infant HUGGINS 1905 - 1905
............................. 4 Florida Elizabeth HUGGINS 1910 - 1948
................................. +Cleveland Baxter DEMPSEY 1887 - m: 27 Aug 1924 in Conway, AR
........................................ 5 Earl Spencer DEMPSEY 1924 -
................... 3 Spencer Houston COLLINS 1872 - 1873
................... 3 Henry Cody COLLINS 1874 - 1942
....................... +Eva Marcia JERNIGAN 1888 - 1942 m: 25 Mar 1915
............................. 4 Henry Spencer COLLINS 1917 -
................................. +Marie DAVEY 1920 - m: 10 Aug 1946 in Lake Charles, LA
............................. 4 Jean Vieree COLLINS 1921 -
................................. +William Pope NELL 1917 - m: 31 Jan 1942
................... 3 Spencer Gilbert COLLINS 1878 - 1931
....................... +Minnie Cecelia ALLEN 1880 - 1931 m: 25 Jan 1905
............................. 4 Gladys COLLINS 1906 -
................................. +William James MITCHEM 1901 - m: 24 Jun 1934
........................................ 5 William Spencer MITCHEM 1937 -