COLLINS

Patriarch : John COLLINS and descendents

Generation 1


John COLLINS was born about 1790 in Newberne, North Carolina and died about 1850. He married Mahala HOUSTON about 1811 in Newberne, North Carolina. Mahala HOUSTON, the daughter of James HOUSTON and Mary MURPHY, was born 06 January, 1793 in North Carolina, and died 29 March, 1882 in Milton, Florida. John COLLINS and Mahala HOUSTON originally settled in Newberne, North Carolina. Later they moved, first to Georgia, then on to Covington and Coffee Counties in Alabama, and eventually ended up in Milton, Florida, a small town in Santa Rosa County. Mahala HOUSTON-COLLINS is buried in an unmarked grave in Milton Cemetery, Milton, Florida.

                    Children of John COLLINS and Mahala HOUSTON are (Generation 2):
                              i. James Washington COLLINS, b. 21 Jun 1812; d. 1849.
                              ii. Nancy A. COLLINS, b. 04 Apr 1817; d. 1838. Never married.
                              iii. Mary Elizabeth COLLINS, b. 23 Jun 1820; d. 09 Oct 1838. Never married.
                              iv. Jane Elizabeth COLLINS, b. Abt. 1821; d. 01 Sep 1838. Never married.
                              v. William Decatur Josephus COLLINS, b. Abt. 1822, NC; d. 18 Mar 1893, Milton, FL.
                              vi. William Spencer Houston COLLINS, b. 14 Sep 1825, Macon, Jefferson County, GA; d. 07 Jan 1907, Milton, FL.

Generation 2

James Washington COLLINS was born on 21 June, 1812 and died about 1849. This is postulated, as his brother William Decatur Josephus COLLINS named one of his sons afer him in 1849.

Nancy A. COLLINS was born on 04 April, 1817 and died about 1838. Nancy, along with her sisters Jane Elizabeth COLLINS and Mary Elizabeth COLLINS, died in 1838 within 3 months of each other from an epidemic of Influenza. Nancy A. COLLINS was never married.


Mary Elizabeth COLLINS was born 23 June, 1820 and died 09 Oct ober, 1838. Mary Elizabeth COLLINS and her sisters, Nancy A. COLLINS and Jane Elizabeth COLLINS, died within three months of each other in 1838 from an epidemic of influenza. Mary Elizabeth COLLINS never married.


Jane Elizabeth COLLINS was born about 1821 and died on 01 September, 1838. There is a discrepancy in the birth dates between Jane Elizabeth COLLINS and her brother, William Decatur Josephus COLLINS. Jane was reportedly born on 11 Oct ober, 1821 and William Decatur Josephus COLLINS on 02 December, 1821. These dates are too close to each other to be accurate. Jane Elizabeth COLLINS and her sisters, Mary Elizabeth COLLINS and Nancy A. COLLINS, died within three months of each other in 1838 from an epidemic of influenza. Jane Elizabeth COLLINS never married.


William Decatur Josephus COLLINS  (known as William D.J., or Bill) was born about 1822 in North Carolina and died 18 March, 1893 in Milton, Florida. In about 1848 he married Permelia Ann DIXON, daughter of Rufus Wiley DIXON and Elsie Permelia MAY. Sometime after Permelia Ann DIXON’s death in 1882, he married Sarah LaGrande COMPTON-ETHERIDGE. Permelia Ann DIXON was born 29 April, 1830 in Alabama, and died 14 October, 1882 in Santa Rosa County, Florida. Permelia Ann and William D.J. lived in and around Dixie, Alabama.
          Soon after William D.J. and his brother Spencer Houston COLLINS became established in Alabama, they followed the logging business. They operated in Conecuh, Butler, and Santa Rosa counties.
          William D.J. was a rascally kind of fellow. He would take any chance when it came to money or danger. He went with his father-in-law Rufus Wiley DIXON to Illinois to attempt to get back James David MAY, Jr's (Jim) freed slaves. Jim MAY paid him $200.00 for his help.
          Even though William D.J. and Spencer Houston were in business together, Spencer Houston wouldn’t 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, and Spencer Houston, a religious man, didn’t approve of the way his brother or his family lived. As a result the two families had little to do with each other. Henry Cody COLLINS, a son of Spencer Houston, later said, "My uncle and his family were not such bad folks, but they lived in a rough country and that influenced their lives."
          There is a discrepancy in the birth dates between William Decatur Josephus COLLINS and his sister Jane Elizabeth COLLINS. Jane was reportedly born on 11 Oct 1821, and William D.J. was born on 2 Dec 1821. These dates are too close to each other to be accurate.
          Permelia Ann DIXON's alternate name from some sources was "Pamela Amelia" DIXON. Permelia Ann DIXON's death date has been reported in various family documents as 14 October, 1882; 17 May 1883; and Jan 20, 1903. As William D. J. COLLINS remarried Sarah Lagrande COMPTON-ETHERIDGE before 1893 when he died, and it can be safely assumed that he and Permelia Ann were continuously married until her death on 14 Oct 1882 , the 1903 date can safely be eliminated. Permelia Ann DIXON was buried in Milton, Florida.
          William Decatur Josephus COLLINS died on 18 Mar 1893 in Milton, Santa Rosa County, FL, and is buried there.

                    Children of William Decatur Josephus COLLINS and Permelia Ann DIXON are (Generation 3-1):
                              i. James Washington COLLINS, b. 14 Oct 1849, Conecuh County, AL; d. 19 Oct 1933, Escambia County, FL.
                              ii. Mary Elizabeth COLLINS, b. 28 Jul 1851, Conecuh County, AL; d. 08 Sep 1868. Buried in Milton, FL
                              iii. Sarah Frances COLLINS, b. 06 Mar 1854; d. 20 Jun 1885.
                              iv. Anne Laura COLLINS, b. 11 May 1856, Santa Rosa County, FL; d. 24 Mar 1941, Demming, NM.
                              v. Spencer Houston COLLINS, b. 06 Apr 1858, Conecuh County, AL; d. Dec 1863. Died when only five years old.
                              vi. Mahala J. COLLINS, b. 23 Sep 1859, FL; d. Unknown; m. William Taylor MOORE, 20 Dec 1887, Santa Rosa County, FL; b. Abt. 1855.
                              vii. William J. COLLINS, b. 02 Dec 1861, FL; d. 27 Dec 1892, Milton, FL.
                              viii. Robert Edward Lee COLLINS, b. 24 Nov 1865, Brooklyn, AL; d. 07 Dec 1918, Munson, FL.
                              ix. Matilda COLLINS, b. 20 Oct 1864, Santa Rosa County, FL; d. Unk; m. Aaron MORRELL, 06 Sep 1884, Santa Rosa County, FL; b. Abt. 1860; m. J. R. WARD, Aft. 1885.
                              x. Samuel Houston COLLINS, b. 25 Jan 1867, AL; d. Unknown.


William Spencer Houston COLLINS(known as Spencer Houston) was born 14 September, 1825 in Macon, Jefferson County, Georgia, and died 07 January, 1907 in Milton, Florida. He married Mary Lenora CLEMENTS on 10 May, 1865 in Brooklyn, Alabama, a town in Conecuh County. Mary Lenora, daughter of Josiah CLEMENTS and Mary Elizabeth MAY, was born 07 June, 1835 in Dixie, Alabama and died 20 December, 1903 in Milton, Florida.
          Soon after William 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 William Spencer Houston logged for Simpson & Company. William Spencer Houston COLLINS served several years in the Confederate Army between 1863 and 1864.

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"

          Spencer Houston married Mary Lenora CLEMENTS on 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 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. 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.
          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. 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."
          Mary Lenora CLEMENTS-COLLINS was of the Universalist Religion. Her death has been reported as either 20 Dec 1903 or 1905. William Spencer Houston COLLINS died 7 Jan, 1907.

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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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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 preceded 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 William Spencer Houston COLLINS and Mary Lenora CLEMENTS are (Generation 3-2):
                              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. Spencer Houston COLLINS only lived for a year after birth.
                              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 William Decatur Josephus COLLINS and Permelia Ann DIXON:

James Washington COLLINS was born 14 October, 1849 in Conecuh County, Alabama and died 19 October, 1933 in Escambia County, Florida. He married Georgia A. PETERS on 25 April, 1871 in Santa Rosa County, Florida. James Washington COLLINS was named after his father's brother. JamesWashington COLLINS  was buried in Whitmire Cemetery in Escambia County, Florida.

                    Child of James Washington COLLINS and Georgia A. PETERS is: (Generation 4-1)
                              i. Stella Camellia COLLINS.

Mary Elizabeth COLLINS was born on 28 Jul y,1851 in Conecuh County, Alabama and died 08 September, 1868. She is buried in Milton, Florida.

Sarah Frances COLLINS was born 06 March, 1854 and died 20 June, 1885. She married Joseph KELLY about 1875. Joseph KELLY was born about 1850. Sarah Frances was remarried to James O'CONNELL sometime after 1890. James O’CONNELL was born about 1850. Sarah Frances COLLINS and her first husband Joseph KELLY had 3 children; however, only two are found here. Sarah Frances COLLINS was buried in Atmore, Alabama.

                    Children of Sarah Frances COLLINS and Joseph KELLY are: (Generation 4-2)
                              i. ? KELLY, b. Abt. 1877.
                              ii. Alfred K. KELLY, b. Abt. 1878.

Anne Laura COLLINS was born 11 May, 1856 in Santa Rosa County, Florida and died 24 March, 1941 in Demming, New Mexico. She married Charles CANNON about 1876 in Covington County, Alabama. He was born about 1850 and died about 1920. She married William Columbus BECK, son of Jesse BECK and Sarah WOODCOCK, on 15 Mar 1879 in Covington County, Alabama. . He was born 02 July, 1836 in Macon, Georgia and died 19 January, 1916 in Atmore, Alabama. Annie Laura COLLINS and her first husband, Charles CANNON, had three children together, and Annie and her second husband, William Columbus BECK, had four children together.

                    Children of Anne Laura COLLINS and Charles CANNON are: (Generation 4-3a)
                              i. Lillie CANNON, b. Dec 1877, FL; m. George SOLOMAN, 27 May 1893, Escambia County, AL; b. Dec 1851; d. Feb 1905, Escambia County, AL.
                              ii. Mollie CANNON, b. Abt. 1878; d. 09 Mar 1960, Milton, FL; m. (1) Joel SUGGS, 22 Mar 1898, Escambia County, AL; m. (2) Andrew Bowman TENNANT, Abt. 1901; b. Abt. 1868, FL; d. 20 Mar 1955, Atmore
                              iii. ? CANNON.

                    Children of Anne Laura COLLINS and William BECK are: (Generation 4-3b)
                              iv. Clanton BECK, b. Jan 1881; d. 23 Sep 1901.
                              v. Robert BECK, b. 31 Oct 1882, Maryville, FL; d. 11 Sep 1921; m. Hattie DAVIS; b. Abt. 1888, FL.
                              vi. Annie Permelia BECK, b. 23 Aug 1884; d. 13 Feb 1962, Pensacola, FL; m. (1) Jasper William FOWLER, 19 Feb 1902, Atmore, AL; b. 15 Aug 1854, Coffee County, AL; d. 25 Mar 1924, Atmore, AL; m. (2) Joseph H. WILSON, 25 Nov 1924, Escambia County, AL.
                              vii. Cuba Beatrice BECK, b. 09 Jul 1897, Kushla, AL; d. 08 Oct 1978; m. (1) Howard MILLER; m. (2) C. E. BARKER; m. (3) Homer HOLCOMB; m. (4) Hosie MILLS, 21 Mar 1916, Escambia County, AL.

Spencer Houston COLLINS was born on 06 April, 1858 in Conecuh County, Alabama and died  in December of 1863. He was only five years old at his death.

Mahala J. COLLINS was born 23 September, 1859 in Florida. Her death date is unknown. Mahala J. COLLINS married William Taylor MOORE on 20 December, 1887 in Santa Rosa County, Florida. He was born about 1855.

William J. COLLINS was born on 02 December, 1861 in Florida and died 27 December, 1892 in Milton, Florida. He married Kizzie BRAKE. She was born 27 March, 1865 and died 27 November, 1954. William J. Collins and Kizzie Brake had six children; however, only five are presented below. William J. COLLINS and Kizzie BRAKE are buried in Crain Cemetery, Milton, Florida.

                    Children of William J. COLLINS and Kizzie BRAKE are: (Generation 4-4)
                              i. Mary COLLINS.
                              ii. Esther COLLINS, b. 04 Jan 1884, Santa Rosa County, FL; d. 17 Aug 1955; m. John COOLEY, 25 Dec 1900, Santa Rosa County, FL. Burial: Crain Cemetery, Milton, FL.
                              iii. Ida COLLINS, b. 22 Apr 1885, Santa Rosa County, FL; d. 12 Aug 1964, Milton, FL; m. Charles McCRANIE.
                              iv. D. Edward COLLINS, b. 13 May 1888; d. 08 Oct 1952; m. Frances ADAMS, 05 Apr 1918. Burial: Abt. 09 Oct 1952, Clompton Cemetery, Pensacola, FL.
                              v. George A. COLLINS, b. 01 Apr 1902; d. 12 Oct 1968; m. Eula Mae MOCK; b. 06 Jan 1911; d. 27 Apr 1993, Milton, FL. Burial: Crain Cemetery; Milton, FL.

Robert Edward Lee COLLINS, was born 24 November, 1865 in Brooklyn, Alabama and died 02 December, 1916 in Munson, Florida. He married Terry Florence CRAIN on 27 Aug 1884, daughter of Lewis CRAIN and Damie PYBURN. Terry Florence CRAIN was born 30 October, 1868 in Baker, Florida and died 14 November, 1962 in Crestview, Florida.
          Robert Edward Lee COLLINS was killed in a gun battle in 1916 while serving as Constable for his district. He was buried in the Collins family cemetery in Munson, Florida. His tombstone reads: "OUR FATHER ROBERT E. COLLINS BORN NOV 24, 1885 DIED DEC 2, 1916."
          Terry Florence CRAIN was a long-time member of the Baptist Church of Milton. She passed away on 14 November, 1962. Her funeral was held on 16 November, 1962, handled by McLaughlin Funeral Home of Milton. She was buried near her husband in the family cemetery at Munson. Her tombstone reads: " MOTHER FLORENCE COLLINS OCT 30,1868 - NOV 14, 1962."

((Newspaper article from the “Milton Gazette” Semi-weekly newspaper published Tuesday, Dec 5, 1916))

HEADLINE:
KILLING AT MUNSON - TWO PROMINENT CITIZENS DEAD. THREE OTHERS WOUNDED.

          A gun battle was fought in Munson, twenty-three miles north of Milton Saturday night, that for destructiveness rivals some of the old feud battles of the mountain districts of Tennessee and Kentucky. As a result of this battle, two of Santa Rosa’s prominent citizens are dead and three or more are wounded. The dead are Mr. R. E. Collins and Mr. Lee Thompson. The wounded are Messrs Charlie Sullivan, shot in the neck, face, hand and leg with bird shot, Ed Collins, shot in the hip with a revolver, Lewis Collins, shot all over with bird shot. None of these are thought to be seriously wounded.
          The verdict of the Coroner’s jury, which consisted of J. Q. Hanshaw, of Bagdad, D. R. Read, of Milton, Chas. Stewart, John Rogers, T. J. Busby, and W. H. Stokes, of Munson, was that R. E. Collins came to his death as a result of gun-shot wounds inflicted by a revolver by Lee Thompson, and that Lee Thompson came to his death as a result of gun-shot wounds inflicted by R. E. Collins, both men having been shot several times with thirty-two calibre revolvers. The Coroner’s jury spent practically the entire night examining the bodies and examining the witnesses.
          The trouble occurred in Munson, between the post office and the Company oil house about five o’clock Saturday evening and is thought to have been the result of an old feud that has existed among parties in that locality for years. The trouble is said to have started when Jake Collins, a younger member of the W. M. Collins family, accosted Charlie Sullivan, who he accused of having reported that his, young Collins’ mother, had been selling whiskey. This statement Sullivan denied, or qualified, when Jake intimated that he was telling a lie. Sullivan slapped him, and a more or less general row ensued with several backers on each side. Lee Thompson, who was in the crowd, he and Sullivan having come from Milton shortly before the trouble began, took a hand in the matter, to the extent of taking a shotgun away from Jake Collins, who had been out bird hunting before the trouble began. The trouble now assumed a wrangle, some of the boys taunting Thompson, telling him that although he had the gun, he did not have the nerve to shoot. To this taunt, Thompson is said to have replied that he did not want to shoot, but that he had the nerve, and would do it if they started anything. At this time Thompson was standing with the gun held in the hollow of his left arm and his right hand in his bosom.
          At this juncture, R. E. Collins, who was constable for his district, came up and told Thompson to drop the gun. Both men were evidently expecting trouble, for practically at the same instant, each drew his revolver and fired at the other. Thompson’s shot it is asserted having been fired an instant sooner than was the shot from Collins gun. At this juncture Lewis Collins, a son of R. E. Collins, rushed into the fray and grabbed Thompson from the side and around the neck, and in scuffling with him thought to keep him from shooting at his father. Thompson struck him several blows over the head with his revolver and by some it is said to have fired at least one shot over his shoulder in an effort to relieve himself of the young man. Evidence differs as to the number of shots fired by Thompson at R. E. Collins, some saying he fired but one shot, while others declared he fired at least three shots. Charlie Sullivan fired several shots during the battle, some declaring that he fired one or more shots at R. E. Collins’ back or side from slightly back of him. After firing several shots and apparently having emptied his gun, Sullivan made a dash for the horse shed, and soon came back shooting again. Several others seem to have had a hand in the shooting, it being declared by spectators that there were as many as twenty-five shots fired.
          After the first few shots were fired Collins was seen to turn partly around and fall to the ground. Thompson walked out past the oil house, and stood on the wagon scales a few moments, when some one took him by the arm and sought to lead him out of the range of possible shots, when he reached the street, but a few steps, he said he wanted to lie down. He was eased down by one or two who were standing near, and saw that he was in a dying condition. When asked if he was badly shot he is said to have replied that “I am shot through and through.” He asked if “Bob” was dead and when told that he was said, “Well I must die, too.” He survived fifteen or twenty minutes after the shooting.
          Sheriff Harvell was immediately notified and as soon as possible went to the scene of the difficulty, taking with him Judge L. M. Rhoda, John Hanshaw, D. R. Read and his son Dudley. Messrs J. H. Collins and S. G. Collins, cousins of R. E. Collins, and also States’ Attorney-elect R. A. McGeachy followed in another car. Arriving at the scene of action, the dead men were found on the ground, about fifty feet apart, just as they had fallen, and surrounded by some fifty or a hundred men.While feeling was tense, there was no effort to resume hostilities on the part of the friends of the dead men, and the hope is freely expressed that the difficulty will not be resumed.
          An examination of the bodies showed that Thompson had received three wounds, either of which would have proven fatal, and that Collins had received four, but two of which could have been fatal.
          Thompson’s wounds all appeared to have been inflicted by a 32 caliber revolver. One of them entered the breast bone in the median line about an inch and a half below the nipples, and ranged downward and outward, came out on the right side about four inches from the back. Another struck a little below and about three and a half inches inside the left nipple and ranged downward and outward and coming out on the left side somewhat back of and about six inches below the auxiliary space. Another shot just grazed the front of the right arm and entered the auxiliary space on the right side and went clear through the body lodging just under the skin in the auxiliary space under the left arm.
          Mr Collins received four wounds, one of them entering the outer side of the left leg, about three inches above the knee and passing through the fleshy part. A second just grazed the abdomen on a line crossing the naval, a third entering the back about seven inches below the scapula, and possibly three inches from the median line of the back, ranging down and front, coming out at the naval. A fourth shot passed through the fleshy part of the left arm, entering the auxiliary space, ranging downward and through the heart, and came out on the right side. These wounds also appeared to have been made by a 32 caliber ball.
          Both these gentlemen were prominent citizens, having resided in this county for many years, and have for a number of years past occupied responsible positions with the Bagdad Land and Lumber Company, which positions they held at the time of their death. They both have large family connections, and their death, in addition to being a great loss to their respective families will be felt as a real loss to the community.

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((Newspaper article, unknown origin. The Times))

          The death of R. E. (Better known as Bob) Collins, the tragic particulars of which are given in our news column removes a prominent and well-known figure from the activities of our county. While always interested in politics, he never held any but minor offices, though he was a staunch partisan for his friends. He possessed considerable personal magnetism, was jovial and pleasing in his address, and totally devoid of personal fear. He had a tact for controlling the lawless element and would-be lawbreakers, which he amply demonstrated in his handling, practically alone, the large number of laborers, white and black, who congregated at Munson in the prosecution of their labors. Bob made it known early when he took the job of keeping order in Munson (it is an uncharted town of twelve or fifteen hundred people within the circumference of a mile) that peace and order must be preserved. And he did keep the peace - no community in the county or state can show a better record - and to Bob Collins, more than any other single man, is the credit due. He had his enemies, of course, but to The Times he was always a true and tried friend and to his memory we drop a tear. To his wife and interesting family the deepest emotions of our heart go out in this their hour of deep sorrow.

((end of newspaper article, unknown origin. The Times))


                    Children of Robert Edward Lee COLLINS and Terry Florence CRAIN are: (Generation 4-5)
                              i. George Cleveland COLLINS, b. 22 Aug 1885; d. 12 Oct 1965, Milton, FL.
                              ii. Olive Esther COLLINS, b. 07 Aug 1887, Milton, FL.
                              iii. Damie Permelia COLLINS, b. 04 Nov 1890, Milton, FL.
                              iv. William Lewis COLLINS, b. 17 Jan 1892, Milton, FL; d. 28 Oct 1960.
                              v. Robert Oswald COLLINS, b. 29 Apr 1894, Milton, FL; d. 28 Oct 1963, Crestview, FL.
                              vi. Chipley Adams COLLINS, b. 13 Sep 1896, Milton, FL; d. 20 Sep 1981, Pensacola, FL.
                              vii. Pearl Creary COLLINS, b. 06 Sep 1899, Milton, FL; d. 02 Apr 1937, Jasper, TX.
                              viii. Terry Florence COLLINS, b. 31 Jan 1902, Santa Rosa County, FL; d. 23 Feb 1986, Crestview, Oklaloosa County, FL.
                              ix. Samuel Cody COLLINS, b. 25 Feb 1904, Milton, FL.
                              x. John H. COLLINS, b. 28 Jul 1908, Milton, FL; m. Ola ?.

Matilda COLLINS was born 20 October, 1864 in Santa Rosa County, Florida. Her death date is unknown. Matilda COLLINS married Aaron MORRELL on 06 September, 1884 in Santa Rosa County, Florida. He was born about 1860. After getting married, Matilda COLLINS and Aaron MORRELL moved to Texas. Matilda supposedly remarried to a J. R. WARD some time after 1885, but as no details are available it is unclear as to what happened to her marriage to Aaron MORRELL.

Samuel Houston COLLINS was born on 25 January, 1867 in Alabama. His death date is unknown.


Generation 3-2 Children of William Spencer Houston COLLINS and Mary Lenora CLEMENTS:

Alice Bell COLLINS was born 05 May ,1867 in Pine Level, Munson, Santa Rosa County, Florida and died 27 November, 1941 in Brewton, Alabama. She married Thomas Richard MILLER on 08 October, 1890 in Milton, Florida. Thomas Richard MILLER, son of Robert MILLER and Cherry Ann FLOYD, was born 07 April, 1843 in Brooklyn; Dixie, Conecuh County, Alabama and died 23 May ,1914 in Atlanta, Georgia.
          Alice Bell (Alabama) COLLINS was born in Pine Level, Santa Rosa County, Florida, near the present town of Munson. Pine Level was a logging camp. There is some confusion over her 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.
          Thomas Richard MILLER, known as T.R. MILLER, was born in a community on the old Three Notch Road, 5 miles south of Dixie, in Conecuh County, AL, an area that is now part of Escambia County, Alabama. (Section 29, Township 2, Range 13, Escambia County, AL). Thomas was the son of Cherry Ann FLOYD and Robert MILLER.
          He served in the Confederate Army as a Private, entering into service in September of 1861 at Milton, Florida in Company E, 15th Confederate Cavalry. He served until May of 1865, when he was paroled at Vicksburg, MS.
          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.
          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.

((copied from 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.

(end of article from The Standard Gauge, Brewton, Ala, Oct 9, 1890)

          The two of them continued living in his home in Brewton. Both Alice Bell COLLINS and Thomas Richard MILLER are buried in Union Cemetery, Brewton, Alabama.

                    Children of Alice Bell (Alabama) COLLINS and Thomas Richard MILLER are: (Generation 4-6)
                              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. Burial: Union Cemetery, Brewton, AL
                              iii. David Brent MILLER, b. 28 Aug 1904; d. 07 Dec 1969, Brewton, AL. Burial: Union Cemetery, Brewton, AL.

John Houston COLLINS was born 16 May 1868 in Pine Level, Santa Rosa County, FL, and died 22 Dec 1937 in Milton, FL. He married Iva Estelle CLEMENTS on 20 September, 1891 in Fon Du Lac, Wisconsin. She was born 14 March, 1874 in Fon Du Lac, and died 01 Jul 1936 in Milton, Florida.
          Pine Level, Santa Rosa County, Florida, where John Houston COLLINS was born, was a logging camp near present day Munson. His parents, Spencer Houston COLLINS and Mary Lenora CLEMENTS-COLLINS, raised John and his siblings on a 171 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.
          In 1891 John met 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, on 20 September, 1891, they were married at her home in Fon du Lac, Wisconsin. He was 23. Iva Estelle CLEMENTS was 17.
          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 Iva Estelle CLEMENTS 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, Milton, Florida 

                    Children of John Houston COLLINS and Iva Estelle CLEMENTS are: (Generation 4-7)
                              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 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, and 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 her 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, and 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, and was buried there. Mary Elizabeth lived until 1936, and she was buried in the Collins plot in Milton Cemetery, Milton, Florida.

                    Children of Mary Elizabeth COLLINS and McKendrick HUGGINS are: (Generation 4-8)
                              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. Cuyler Jefferson HUGGINS and his wife Emma McGREW-HUGGINS lived in Brooklyn, NY. They had no children.
                              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.They llived in Memphis, TN. They had no children.
                              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, b. 18 Aug 1872, Milton, FL; d. 25 Oct 1873. Spencer Houston COLLINS only lived for a year after birth.

Henry Cody COLLINS 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.
          Henry Cody COLLINS was listed on the 1900 Santa Rosa County, Florida census, Milton City, as 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 when she married Henry Cody (Bud) COLLINS. She had been previously married to 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. Henry Cody (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 a friendship, then into a romance. They were married in 1915. Bud was 41 years old and Eva Marcia was 27. She was buried in Milton Cemetery, Milton, Florida.

                    Children of Henry Cody COLLINS and Eva Marcia JERNIGAN are: (Generation 4-9)
                              i. Henry Spencer COLLINS, b. 15 Jan 1917, Milton, FL.; m. Marie DAVEY, 10 Aug 1946, Lake Charles, LA; b. Abt. 1920. Henry Spencer COLLINS was a WW-II veteran when he met Mary Davey, a WWII widow, and they may have met while he was serving..
                              ii. Jean Vieree COLLINS, b. 26 Feb 1921, Milton, FL; m. William Pope NELL, 31 Jan 1942; b. 21 Jul 1917, Montgomery, AL. Family records show the spelling as "Gene Vieree." As that is the male spelling, I have changed it to the female version, "Jean." William Pope NELL was in WWII in an Ordinance Battalion. He saw service in England and then on the African battlefront. She and William were divorced in Dec, 1946. After their divorce, Jean Vieree remarried, but no details of her second marriage are currently available.

Spencer Gilbert COLLINS was born 16 May, 1878 in Viney Branch, Milton, Florida and died 11 September, 1931 in Milton.. He married Minnie Cecelia ALLEN on 25 January, 1905, daughter of W. W. ALLEN. She was born 30 September, 1880 in Milton, and died some time after September, 1931.
          Spencer Gilbert (Babe) COLLINS was born in Viney Branch, a small site about three miles north of Milton.. 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, FL 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 Sep 11, 1931.

((newspaper article, unknown origin))

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.”
          Spencer Gilbert COLLINS was buried in Milton Cemetery, Milton, Florida.

                    Child of Spencer Gilbert COLLINS and Minnie Cecelia ALLEN is: (Generation 4-10)
                              i. Gladys COLLINS, b. 10 Apr 1906, Milton FL. m. William James MITCHEM June 24, 1937. She and James had one child, William Spencer MITCHEM, born Dec 11, 1937(?).

Generation 4

Generation 4-1  Child of James Washington COLLINS and Georgia A. PETERS

Stella Camellia COLLINS birth and death dates are unknown. She married Lorenzo GIVENS.

                    Child of Stella Camellia COLLINS and Lorenzo GIVENS is:
                              i. Aline Ettoil GIVENS.


Generation 4-2 Children of Sarah Frances COLLINS and Joseph KELLY

? KELLY, first name unknown, was born about 1877.

Alfred K. KELLY was born about 1878.

Generation 4-3a Children of Anne Laura COLLINS and Charles CANNON

Lillie CANNON was born in December, 1877 in Florida. She married George SOLOMAN on 27 May, 1893 in Escambia County, Alabama. George SOLOMAN was born in December of 1851 and died in February of 1905 in Escambia County, Alabama.

Mollie CANNON was born about 1878 and died on 09 March, 1960 in Milton, Florida. She married Joel SUGGS on 22 March, 1898 in Escambia County, Alabama. She married again about 1901 to Andrew Bowman TENNANT. He was born about 1868 in Florida and died on 20 March, 1955 in Atmore, Alabama.

? CANNON. No information is available on this child.

Generation 4-3b Children of Anne Laura COLLINS and William BECK

Clanton BECK was born in January of 1881 and died 23 September, 1901.

Robert BECK was born 31 October, 1882 in Maryville, Florida and died 11 September, 1921. He married Hattie DAVIS; born about 1888 in Florida.

Annie Permelia BECK was born 23 August, 1884 and died 13 February, 1962 in Pensacola, Florida. She married Jasper William FOWLER on 19 February, 1902 in Atmore, Alabama. Jasper William FOWLER was born on 15 August, 1854 in Coffee County, Alabama and died 25 March, 1924 in Atmore, Alabama. Annie Permelia BECK was married a second time on 25 November, 1924 to Joseph H. WILSON in Escambia County, Alabama.

Cuba Beatrice BECK was born on 09 Jul y,1897 in Kushla, Alabama and died 08 October, 1978. She was married several times; Her husbands, in unknown order, are: Howard MILLER; C. E. BARKER; Homer HOLCOMB, and Hosie MILLS. The marriage to Hosey MILLS took place in Escambia County, Alabama on 21 March, 1916.

Generation 4-4 Children of William J. COLLINS and Kizzie BRAKE

Mary COLLINS. No information available on this child.

Esther COLLINS was born on 04 January, 1884 in Santa Rosa County, Florida and died 17 August, 1955. Esther COLLINS married John COOLEY on 25 December, 1900 in Santa Rosa County, Florida. She was buried in Crain Cemetery, Milton, Florida.

Ida COLLINS was born on 22 April, 1885 in Santa Rosa County, Florida and died 12 August, 1964 in Milton, Florida. Ida COLLINS married Charles McCRANIE.

D. Edward COLLINS was born 13 May, 1888 and died 08 October, 1952. He married Frances ADAMS on 05 April, 1918. D. Edward COLLINS is buried in Clompton Cemetery, Pensacola, Florida.

George A. COLLINS was born 01 April, 1902 and died 12 October, 1968. George A. COLLINS married Eula Mae MOCK. Eula Mae MOCK was born 06 January, 1911 and died 27 April, 1993 in Milton, Florida. They are buried in Crain Cemetery; Milton, Florida.

Generation 4-5  Children of Robert Edward Lee COLLINS and Terry Florence CRAIN

George Cleveland COLLINS was born 22 August,1885 and died 12 October, 1965 in Milton, Florida. My family files had George Cleveland COLLINS married to Eula Mae MOCK. It also had George A. COLLINS married to this individual. As George A. COLLINS and Eula Mae MOCK are both buried together in Crain Cemetery, they were most deffinitely married. The middle name of Greenlaw "Mock" COLLINS is suspicious, but as he was born in 1921 when Eula Mae MOCK was only 10 years old, is is not feasible she was the mother. Research is needed here.

                    Child of George Cleveland COLLINS is:
                              i. Greenlaw Mock COLLINS, b. Abt. 1930, New Orleans, LA.

Olive Esther COLLINS was born 07 August, 1887 in Milton, Florida. She married Lee SULLIVAN.

                    Child of Olive Esther COLLINS and Lee SULLIVAN is: (Generation 5-1)
                              i. Myrtle SULLIVAN, b. 24 Dec 1911; d. 31 Dec 2000, Milton, FL.

Damie Permelia COLLINS was born on 04 November, 1890 in Milton, Florida.

William Lewis COLLINS was born 17 January, 1892 in Milton, Florida and died 28 Oct ober,1960. William's middle name was possibly spelled "Louis." He married ALICE ? in Eldorado, Arkansas. Alice ? was born about1900 and died about 1970.

                    Child of William Lewis COLLINS and Alice ? is:
                              i. Juanona COLLINS.

Robert Oswald COLLINS was born 29 April, 1894 in Milton, Florida and died 28 October, 1963 in Crestview, Florida. He married Leonora Priscilla HINES on 07 February, 1920 in Burkeville, Texas. Leonora Priscilla HINES was the daughter of Rube HINES and Nettie ?. She was born 30 April, 1899 and died 15 Oct ober,1981 in Crestview, Florida.
          Robert Oswald COLLINS stepped off the train in Wiergate sometime during the year 1919. Rob had known Dr. Olin Oliver ENZOR back in Munson, Florida. While working with some machinery, Rob had managed to mangle the end joint of his forefinger. His mother didn't want him to have anesthesia. Dr. Olin was considering how best to remove the joint without anesthesia when young Rob told him, "Doc, if you can stand it, I can too." They became friends, and when Dr. Olin moved to Burkeville, Texas, Rob came to visit him.
          The Hines family lived across the street from the Enzors, and it wasn't long before young Rob met young Leonora Priscilla HINES. In 1920 the two got married. They lived for a while with Leonora's parents, Rube and Nettie HINES, and her two brothers Earl and Mainer.
          The automobile was beginning to come into its own and Rob was a talented mechanic, so he opened a garage in Burkeville. Mainer assisted him at times, and later said he learned everything he knew about mechanics and automobiles from Rob.
          In 1941, Rob and Leonora moved to Crestview, Florida. They remained there until their deaths. Both are buried in Crestview Cemetery. Their only child, Florence Leonora, and her husband Robert BUMGARDNER, both originally from Texas, have a home in Florida and are retired school teachers.

                    Child of Robert Oswald COLLINS and Leonora Priscilla HINES is: (Generation 5-2)
                              i. Florence Leonora COLLINS, b. 09 Dec 1920.

Chipley Adams COLLINS was born on 13 September, 1896 in Milton, Florida and died on 20 September, 1981 in Pensacola, Florida. She married (1) Dr. Allen Austin ENZOR about 1912. Allen Austin ENZOR , son of Oliver ENZOR and Eugenia Caroline MERRITT, was born 25 September, 1879 in LaPine, Montgomery County, Alabama and died 28 June, 1923 in Burkeville, Texas. Chipley Adams COLLINS married Joe JACKSON in Newton, Texas after the death of Allen Austin ENZOR in 1923. Joe JACKSON was born about 1890.
          Chipley Adams COLLINS married Allen Austin ENZOR about 1912. Allen was a foreman on the turpentine crew for the Bagdad Lumber Company in Santa Rosa County, Florida. When the Lumber Company terminated operations in Northwest Florida in 1917, Allen went to South Florida to work with the Naval Stores. It was during this time that he contracted cancer of the throat.
          Allen's brother, Dr. Olin Oliver ENZOR, was living in Burkeville, Texas at the time. Allen wanted to have his brother treat his illness so Allen and Chipley, along with their daughter Evelyn and son Allen Austin, Jr., moved to Newton County, Texas to a farm in the Gunter settlement on the Sabine River. Unfortunately, Allen's condition didn't improve and he passed away from his disease in 1923. He was buried there in Burkeville Cemetery, Burkeville, Texas.
          After Allen's death, Chipley's sister Florence (Terry Florence COLLINS) came to stay with her in Burkeville. Florence met and later married Herman Isle ENZOR, Allen's brother, in 1924. Chipley later married Joe JACKSON and they lived in Newton Texas.
          After her sister Pearl Creary COLLINS-DAVIS died from blood poisoning in 1937, Chipley became the Guardian for Pearl's two daughters, Johnnie Pearl and Kathleen. They stayed with her and Joe until they reached of age, and then they moved back to Northwest Florida where their family was from. Chipley and Joe Jackson lived for many years in Newton. Joe died sometime in the 1960's, but Chipley stayed on, working as a nurse in the Newton Hospital. When she retired from nursing she decided to move back to Munson, Florida so she could be close to the rest of the family.
          She bought a mobile home and had it set up out on the Collins old family place in Munson. She was happy there for many years, but as she got older she found it difficult to live alone so far from the city. She had the trailer moved to her niece Kathleen's (Kathleen DAVIS-CASAVANT) place in Pensacola. She lived there until her death in 1981. She was buried at the family cemetery at the old Collins home place in Munson.
          ((The following provided by Ronald Hilton Eddins)) "Aunt Chip's trailer remained on at Khaki's farm. Khaki tried several times to clean it out after Aunt Chip's death but something stopped her. She swore the ghost of Aunt Chip haunted that trailer, so she would never go into the trailer again. It sat there on the property for years, rusting and falling apart. I told Khaki that she would certainly have nothing to fear from Aunt Chip, ghost or not, because Aunt Chip had loved her and raised her as her own daughter, but Khaki would have none of that. She would just not go into that trailer. Some years after Aunt Chip's death the trailer was broken into by some kids. Khaki wouldn't go near it so she asked me to see what damage had been done. Nothing had been taken and no damage was done. The thieves had popped open the door, entered, and then left without touching anything. Who knows? Perhaps Khaki was right and the ghost of Aunt Chip had scared them away!
          After Khaki's death her daughter Sherry had to hire someone to come demolish the trailer and all the belongings in it."

                    Children of Chipley Adams COLLINS and Allen Austin ENZOR are: (Generation 5-3)
                              i. Evelyn ENZOR, b. Abt. 1913; d. Abt. 1924, Eldorado, AR; Killed in automobile accident.
                              ii. Dr. Allen Austin ENZOR, Jr., b. 04 Dec 1914, Munson, FL; d. 19 Feb 1985, Crestview, Okaloosa County, FL.

Pearl Creary COLLINS was born 06 September, 1899 in Milton, Florida and died 02 April, 1937 in Jasper, Texas. She married John Henry DAVIS about 1918 in Northwest Florida. He was born about 1897 and died about 1954.
          The 1930 Census for Louisiana, Grant County?, Ward 2; Enumeration District 22-5; Supervisor District 5; Sheet 1B shows a John H. (Henry) DAVIS, white male, head-of-household, renting at $4.00 per month, not living on a farm. He was 33 years old in 1930; 21 at marriage. He did not attend any schools in 1929-1930, but could speak, read and write english. He was born in Alabama; and his father and mother were born in North Carolina. He was employed in a Gravel Pit as a Steam Shovel Engineer. He was not reported as having been a veteran. His wife, Pearl C. (Creary) DAVIS, was a white female, 31 years old; 19 at marriage. She was born in Florida; Father and mother born North Carolina. Johnnie P. (Pearl) DAVIS, his daughter, was a white female, age 6, born in Louisiana, and father born in Alabama and mother born in Florida. Kathleen (NMI) DAVIS, his daughter, was a white female, age 3, and was born in Louisiana.
          In the mid 1930's Pearl Creary COLLINS-DAVIS came to Texas with her two daughters, Johnnie Pearl DAVIS and Kathleen (NMI) DAVIS, to be near her family there. She was without her husband, John Henry DAVIS. However, no explanation was given as to why. It is known that John Henry DAVIS had been a Steam Shovel Engineer at that time and was employed in Louisiana.
      Regardless, Pearl Creary and her daughters lived near Hemphill for a while. It was while picking blackberries near their home that she pricked her finger on a briar and developed blood poisoning too severe to cure with the medicines of that time. She died in the Jasper County Hospital in April of 1937 and was buried in Burkeville cemetery, Burkeville, Texas.
      Johnnie Pearl and Kathleen lived with their Aunt Chip (Chipley Adams COLLINS-ENZOR-JACKSON, Pearl Creary's sister)) in Newton, Texas until the were old enough to take care of themselves. They eventually moved to Pensacola, Florida to be near where their mother was born.
      John Henry DAVIS was either full-blooded Indian or Half-breed, according to his daughter, Johnnie Pearl DAVIS-EDDINS. She was not sure of his tribal affiliation. She believed he had died in New Orleans sometime in the mid-fifties.

                    Children of Pearl Creary COLLINS and John Henry DAVIS are: (Generation 5-4)
                              i. Johnnie Pearl DAVIS, b. 04 Jul 1924, Forrest Hills, LA; d. 22 Jan 2007, Pensacola, FL.
                              ii. Kathleen (NMI) DAVIS, b. 29 Dec 1926, Cravens, LA; d. 08 Mar 1991, Pensacola, FL.

Terry Florence COLLINS was born 31 January, 1902 in Santa Rosa County, Florida and died 23 February, 1986 in Crestview, Oklaloosa County, Florida. She married Herman Isle ENZOR in 1924. Herman Isle ENZOR, son of Oliver ENZOR and Eugenia Caroline MERRITT, was born 06 December, 1893 in LaPine, Montgomery County, Alabama and died 22 June, 1956 in Crestview, Okaloosa County, Florida.
          The Enzor and Collins families originally met in Munson, Florida.
          Herman Isle ENZOR was another member of the Enzor clan that made his presence known in Burkeville, Texas. Isle had returned from serving in Europe during WW-I. Isle's brother Culver Rush ENZOR and his wife Mamie CRAIN (a first cousin of the Collinses) were living in Burkeville, and Isle came to visit them. Isle stayed on for a while and he and Rush operated a garage. Later on both returned to Florida where Rush went to work for the railroad and Isle stayed for a while on the family farm at Lapine, AL.
          When Allen Austin ENZOR died in 1923, Isle returned to Burkeville for the funeral. While there, he met Terry Florence COLLINS, sister to Chipley COLLINS, Allen's wife. Isle and Florence had met before, briefly,  back in 1921, when Florence had come to Burkeville to visit with her brother Rob and his wife Leonora HINES-COLLINS. This second time that fate had thrown them together was too much for coincidence, so they decided it was meant for them to get married. They got married in 1924.
          Later that same year Florence and Isle returned to make their home in Okaloosa County, Florida. They took with them Allen Austin ENZOR, Jr., Allen and Chipley's son, to raise. It was felt that he needed a man's presence and Chipley was too distraught to try and raise a son by herself.
          Herman Isle ENZOR was heavily involved in politics, having served as Sheriff of Okaloosa County, Florida for several terms; 1941-1950 and 1953-1956. He died while in office on 22 June, 1956. He is buried at Live Oak Cemetery, Crestview, Florida.
          Terry Florence COLLINS-ENZOR busied herself as being mother to her children, as well as becoming involved with the local community. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Crestview. Upon her death on 23 February, 1986, she too was buried alongside her husband in Live Oak Cemetery, Crestview, Florida.

                    Children of Terry Florence COLLINS and Herman Isle ENZOR are: (Generation 5-5)
                              i. Ila Collins ENZOR, b. Abt. 1925.
                              ii. Patricia Ann ENZOR, b. Abt. 1932, FL.

Samuel Cody COLLINS was born on 25 February, 1904 in Milton, Florida. He married Onie Lelee FORSE sometime after 1920 in Burkeville, Texas. She was born about 1900.
          In 1919, Samuel Cody COLLINS (Sam) came from Florida to join his brother Robert Oswald COLLINS in Burkeville, Texas. Sam was a young teenager then, and he lived for a while with his brother in the Hines household. He was a diligent, industrious young man who managed before long to be independent.
          He married a young school teacher, Onie LeLee (Onie Lee) FORSE, and he operated a garage and automobile agency in Newton, Texas for over thirty years.
          He and his children, Sam Forse, John Edward, and Elizabeth, have lived their lives in Texas with successful political and professional careers. They were the only members of the migrating Collins families to remain Texans in Texas. Samuel Cody COLLINS is buried in Newton Cemetery, Newton, Texas.

                    Children of Samuel Cody COLLINS and Onie Lelee FORSE are: (Generation 5-6)
                              i. Sam Force COLLINS, b. Abt. 1921.
                              ii. John Edward COLLINS, b. Abt. 1925.
                              iii. Elizabeth COLLINS, b. Abt. 1930; m. ? LAZENBY.

John H. COLLINS was born 28 July, 1908 in Milton, Florida. He married Ola ?.

Generation 4-6 Children of Alice Bell (Alabama) COLLINS and Thomas Richard MILLER

Iva Lee MILLER was born on 15 Jul y,1891 in Brewton, Alabama and died 25 June, 1965 in Brewton, Alabama. 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, 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. She went to Madame Lefebvre's School in Baltimore, Maryland. She went abroad during her second year in school. Iva Lee was only out of school a year when she married Edward Leigh McMILLAN of Brewton, Alabama.
          After her death in June of 1965, Iva Lee MILLER was buried in Union Cemetery, Brewton, Alabama.

                    Child of Iva Lee MILLER and Edward Leigh McMILLAN is: (Generation 5-7)
                              i.   Thomas Edward McMILLAN, b. 10 Jul 1912, Brewton, AL.

John Richard MILLER ws 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 is buried in Union Cemetery, Brewton, Alabama.


Generation 4-7 Children of John Houston COLLINS and Iva Estelle CLEMENTS

Vesta Irene COLLINS was born on 21 June, 1895 in Milton, Florida. She married James Edgar BROWN on 23 September, 1922 in Tampa, Florida. James Edgar BROWN was born about 1890 and died 11 October, 1928 in Tampa, Florida, where he was buried. Vesta Irene COLLINS married again after the death of  James Edgar BROWN; on 12 February, 1938, to Robert Lee PIPPI. He was born 15 June, 1888 in Geneva, Alabama. My copy of family notes was quite poor. The last name may be incorrect; PIPPIN is most likely the correct spelling. The birth date month is undecipherable, but might start with a "J", but 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 04 September, 1900 in Milton, Florida. She is buried in Milton.

Jessie Althea COLLINS was born 01 April, 1900 in Milton, Florida. She married Arthur Palmer McLAUGHLIN on 01 January, 1923 in Milton, Florida. Arthur Palmer McLAUGHLIN was born about 1900. Jessie Altha COLLINS and Arthur Palmer McLAUGHLIN 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 4-8 Children of Mary Elizabeth COLLINS and McKendrick HUGGINS

Mary Alice HUGGINS was born 03 November, 1887 in Milton, Florida and died 10 June, 1929 in Thomasville, Georgia. Mary Alice HUGGINS was born at the home of her Grandparents, Spencer Houston COLLINS and Mary Lenora CLEMENTS-COLLINS, in Milton, Florida. She married Thomas Joseph MARTIN. There is a discrepancy in family documentation on the marriage date, it being either 1915 or 1916. Thomas Joseph MARTIN was born about. 1885. 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, Georgia. The baby was born there. He was named Billy Curtis MARTIN. Mary Alice had sustained internal injuries and she only lived for a few days after the baby was born. The baby only lived four days. Mary Alice and her son are buried side by side at Monticello, Florida.
          After the death of Mary Alice in June of 1929, Thomas Joseph MARTIN married again. He married 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 5-8)
                              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.

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, New York. Emma McGREW was born on 31 October, 1900 and died in June of 1941 in New York. Cuyler Jefferson HUGGINS and Emma McGREW-HUGGINS lived in Brooklyn. They had no children.

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

Mark Spencer HUGGINS was born 27 November, 1901 in Crestview, Florida. He married Fleta Staub FARRIOR on 29 January, 1921. Fleta Staub FARRIOR , the daughter of Joseph FARRIOR and Susanna BROWN, was born 13 November, 1898. Mark Spencer HUGGINS and Fleta Staub FARRIOR-HUGGINS lived in Chipley, Florida where he 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 the same year. This child most likely died at birth as it was not given a name.

Florida Elizabeth HUGGINS was born 29 Oct ober, 1910 in Opp, Alabama and died 24 July, 1948. She married Cleveland Baxter DEMPSEY on 27 August, 1924 in Conway, Arkansas. Cleveland Baxter DEMPSEY 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 4-9 Children of Henry Cody COLLINS and Eva Marcia JERNIGAN

Henry Spencer COLLINS was born on 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, who was a WW-II widow. They may have met while he was serving.

Jean Vieree COLLINS was born on 26 February, 1921 in Milton, Florida. She married William Pope NELL on 31 January, 1942. William Pope NELL waas born on 21 Jul y,1917 in Montgomery, Alabama. Family records show her name spelled "Gene Vieree." However, as that is the male spelling, I have changed it to the female version "Jean." William Pope NELL was in WWII in an Ordinance Battalion. He saw service in England and then on the African battlefront. She and William were divorced in Dec, 1946. After their divorce, Jean Vieree remarried, but no details of her second marriage are currently available.

Generation 4-10 Child of Spencer Gilbert COLLINS and Minnie Cecelia ALLEN

Gladys COLLINS was born on 10 April, 1906 in Milton, Florida. She married William James MITCHEM on 24 June, 1934. William James MITCHEM was born on 27 March, 1901 only a few miles from Defuniak Springs, Walton County, Florida. Gladys COLLINS-MITCHEMand William James MITCHEM lived in Milton.

                    Child of GLADYS COLLINS and WILLIAM MITCHEM is:
                              i. William Spencer MITCHEM, b. 11 Dec 1937, Milton, FL.

Generation 5


Generation 5-1 Child of Olive Esther COLLINS and Lee SULLIVAN

Myrtle SULLIVAN was born 24 December, 1911 and died 31 December, 2000 in Milton, Florida. She married A. B. COOGLE.

                    Child of Myrtle SULLIVAN and A. B. COOGLE is:
                              i. Dorothy COOGLE.

Generation 5-2 Child of Robert Oswald COLLINS and Leonora Priscilla HINES

Florence Leonora COLLINS was born on 09 December, 1920. She married Robert Lee BUMGARDNER on 27 Jul y, 1942. He was born 29 September, 1918 and died 23 May, 1992. Florence Leonora COLLINS and Robert Lee BUMGARDNER, both originally from Texas, had a home in Florida and retired as school teachers.

                    Children of Florence Leonora COLLINS and Robert Lee BUMGARDNER are: (Generation 6-1)
                              i. Robert Lee BUMGARDNER, Jr., b. 26 Mar 1944; d. 27 Mar 1944.
                              ii. James David BUMGARDNER, b. 10 Sep 1946.
                              iii. Joseph Collins BUMGARDNER, b. 10 Sep 1946.
                              iv. Robert Louis BUMGARDNER, b. 09 Apr 1950.
                              v. Mary Florence BUMGARDNER, b. 08 Mar 1956.


Generation 5-3 Children of Chipley Adams COLLINS and Allen Austin ENZOR

Evelyn ENZOR was born about 1913 and died about 1924 in Eldorado, Arkansas. Evelyn was visiting with her Uncle Lewis COLLINS and his wife Alice in Eldorado, Arkansas after her father's death in 1923. She was running across the street to get some candy when she was struck and killed by an automobile. She was only eleven years old. Her body was returned to Burkeville, Texas and she was buried beside her father in Burkeville Cemetery.

Allen Austin ENZOR, Jr. was born on 04 December, 1914 in Munson, Florida and died on 19 February, 1985 in Crestview, Okaloosa County, Florida. He married Claire WHALEN on  15 June, 1945 in Leyte Island, Phillipines. She was born 03 June, 1911 and died 03 January, 1978.
          In 1924, when his Uncle Isle ENZOR and Aunt Florence COLLINS- ENZOR decided to move from Burkeville, Texas to Okaloosa County, Florida, Allen Jr. went with them. The recent death of his father and sister apparently was the motivation for this move, although few details of the motivation behind his decision is known. Perhaps it was simply that, being a boy, he needed a man's influence and his mother, Chipley COLLINS-ENZOR was a widow now.
          Allen Jr. grew up in Isle and Florence's home along with their two daughters, Ila Collins ENZOR and Patricia Ann ENZOR. Their mothers were sisters and their fathers were brothers, making this "double cousins" relationship something very special for first cousins.
          Allen  Austin ENZOR, Jr. attended the University of Florida and received his medical degree from Tulane University about 1938. He later spent his professional years in medical practice with his Uncle, Dr. Rhett ENZOR.
          Allen Austin ENZOR, Jr. served in the U.S. Army during WW-II as a doctor. It was while serving in Leyte he met, and married, Claire WHALEN. She was also serving as a nurse, and they were married on 15 June, 1945 in Leyte Island, Phillipines.

(((From the Leyte Gazette)))

Leyte, 17 June 1945 -

          Capt. Claire Whalen and Maj. Alan Enzor were united in marriage at 8 pm, Friday, June 15, at the 118th General Hospital Chapel. Father Smith of the 76th Station Hospital officiated at the ceremony.
          The bride and her attendant, Mrs. Ed Manion, approached the altar as Chaplain Price played the Lohengrin Wedding March. The groom's attendant was Lt. Ed Manion.
          The bride wore a stiffly starched suntan shirt and Quarter-Master styled slacks with matching accessories - a suntan stitched fatigue hat, white hand-knitted sox and brown oxfords. The bride carried a bouquet of native gardenias. The groom wore conventional suntans.
          Mrs. Enzor is Chief Nurse of the 1st Field Hospital, now on detached service at the 76th Station Hospital. Maj. Enzor is a surgeon of the 1st Field Hospital.
          As the bride stood on the steps of the chapel she threw her bouquet to a group of khaki-dressed lassies. Two arms were broken in the desperate scramble. An informal cocktail party was held in honor of the newlyweds.
          After an indefinite delay, Maj. and Mrs. Enzor will make their home in the United States.

((end of article))

          After the war, Allen Austin ENZOR, Jr. separated as a major, and Claire WHALEN as a Captain.
          Allen Austin ENZOR, Jr. died on 19 February, 1985 at his home in Crestview, Florida. He was buried in Barrancas National Cemetery at Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida on 21 February, 1985, in plot 36 0 1814. Claire WHALEN-ENZOR passed away on 03 January, 1978 and was interred in the same plot with her husband on 06 January, 1978.
          One of their daughters, Dr. Mary Chipley ENZOR-FOSQUE, practices medicine in Pensacola today.

                    Children of Allen Austin ENZOR, Jr. and Claire WHALEN are: (Generation 6-2)
                              i. Mary Chipley ENZOR, b. Abt. 1947.
                              ii. Celestine ENZOR, b. Abt. 1947.


Generation 5-4 Children of Pearl Creary COLLINS and John Henry DAVIS

Johnnie Pearl DAVIS (Johnnie) was born on Independence Day, July 4, 1924 in Forrest Hills, Louisiana, and died on 22 January, 2007 in Pensacola, Florida. Johnnie was raised for a while in Louisiana, as her father was working there in the construction business. She attended and graduated from Rosepine High School in Rosepine, Louisiana. Her mother, Pearl Creary COLLINS-DAVIS, had left her husband John Henry DAVIS, and was living in Burkeville, Texas with others of her immediate family. After her mother's death, Johnnie Pearl and her sister Kathleen (NMI) DAVIS were raised by her mother's sister, Chipley Adams COLLINS-ENZOR-JACKSON in Newton, Texas. Later, Johnnie Pearl and her sister moved back to Florida. Johnnie Pearl married George Martin EDDINS, Jr. on 6 March 1944. George Martin EDDINS, Jr., the son of George Martin EDDINS, sr. and Clara Mae JACKSON, was born on 11 March, 1917 in Parker Springs, Alabama and died on 28 July, 1991 in Pensacola, Florida.
          Johnnie Pearl DAVIS met George Martin EDDINS, Jr. while she was attending Nursing School in Pensacola and he was driving an ambulance for Waters & Hibbert Funeral Home. A coincidence: George, Jr. was born in a boxcar at Parker Springs, Alabama where George's father was working for the Railroad. His delivery was performed by Dr. Olin Oliver ENZOR, who would eventually become a relative of Johnnie's. That was shortly before Dr. Enzor moved to Burkeville, Texas.
          George Martin EDDINS, Jr. ( known as George, Jr.) was born in Parker Springs, Alabama. George, Jr. weighed 10 lbs 11 oz at birth. His father was a Railroad Superintendent and was laying track in the area. Parker Springs was not a town, but a water supply area for the trains. George's father and mother lived in two boxcars that were provided to them by the railroad for shelter while on track-laying duty. George, Jr. was born in one of the boxcars. His delivery was accomplished by Dr. Olin Oliver ENZOR, who coincidentally would become a relative of George Jr.'s second wife, Johnnie Pearl DAVIS.
          George Martin EDDINS, Jr. was a well behaved, serious minded boy. The only record of arrest or conviction was an incident on 1 January, 1934, when he was 16 years old. He was arrested for shooting fireworks in the downtown Pensacola business district. The case was dismissed in City Court.
          George Jr. began his career in Aviation at the Naval Air Station, Pensacola in 1938. He spent his entire career there except for his brief military service.
          George Martin EDDINS, Jr. married Elizabeth Ann BURKE about 1942. He and Elizabeth Ann had one child, a daughter named Patricia Ann (Patsy). This marriage did not work out and they were divorced on 8 July, 1942.
          George Martin EDDINS, Jr. married Johnnie Pearl DAVIS in 1944. They had met while George Jr. was driving an ambulance for Waters & Hibbert funeral home and Johnnie Davis was attending nursing school. It would coincidentally show they had more in common than first imagined: George Jr.'s father, George, Sr. had worked for the railroad when George, Jr. was born. Years later it would come out in a conversation with George Sr. that the doctor that had delivered George Jr. was Dr. Olin Oliver ENZOR, a relative of Johnnie Pearl DAVIS. That was shortly before Dr. ENZOR moved to Burkeville, Texas.
          George M. EDDINS, Jr. enlisted in the U.S. Army on 5 September, 1946 at Fort McPherson, Atlanta, Georgia. His service number was RA 14-147-169. His education level was reported as four years of high school and his marital status was "married." His last assignment was with the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project, Sandia Base, Albuquerque, NM with work assignments on the Manhattan Project. He was separated on 15 February, 1948 with the rank of Technician Fifth Grade (TEC 5).
          George Jr. retired from Civil Service at the Naval Air Station, Pensacola in 1972 after 34 years faithful service (1938-1972).
          George Jr. died at age 74 from complications arising from Aortic Aneurism surgery, compounded by cancer of the lungs. He had been a long-time member of the First Baptist Church; Pensacola. His military service qualified him for burial at Barrancas National Cemetery located on Pensacola Naval Air Station, the place where he had spent most of his adult life. It was fitting that he would also spend eternity there. George Martin EDDINS, Jr.'s funeral was held on 31 July, 1991, officiated by Waters & Hibbert Funeral Home. His tombstone reads: "GEORGE MARTIN EDDINS, JR. TEC 5, U.S. ARMY WORLD WAR II MAR 11, 1917- JUL 28, 1991."

Obituary column in the Pensacola News Journal Tuesday, July 30, 1991:

          Well-known square and round dance teacher, choreographer dies at 74, by Michele Kurtz: "George Eddins knew how to get people on the dance floor. He just showed them how much fun they'd have. The world-reknowned square and round dance teacher and choreographer died Sunday. He was 74. Mr. Eddins, a Pensacola native, was instrumental in organizing and promoting square and round dancing locally, his friends and relatives said."

((end of obituary))

  Johnnie Pearl DAVIS-EDDINS passed away on 22 January, 2007 and was cremated as specified in her own burial arrangements. Her name was inscribed on the reverse of the tombstone of her husband, George Martin EDDINS, Jr., but her ashes were not placed in the grave. They were given to her son Gary Lynn to be returned to the home she had lived in for most of her life.

                    Children of  Johnnie Pearl DAVIS and George Martin EDDINS, Jr. are: (Generation 6-3)
                              i. Barbara Lea EDDINS, b. 02 Sep 1944, Pensacola, FL; d. 02 Nov 2009, Orange, CA.
                              ii. Ronald Hilton EDDINS, b. 21 Jul 1945, Pensacola, FL.
                              iii. Gary Lynn EDDINS, b. 07 Jun 1947, Pensacola, FL.
                              iv. Stephen Lane EDDINS, b. 06 Apr 1951, Pensacola, FL.

Kathleen (NMI) DAVIS was born on 29 December, 1926 in Cravens, Louisiana and died 08 March, 1991 in Pensacola, Florida. She married Aime Noel CASAVANT. He was born 25 December, 1909 and died 20 January, 1991 in Pensacola. Kathleen, called "Khaki" by her family, and "Kay" by all her firends, died at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola after a month of severe pain. Khaki and her husband Cass died only a few months apart. Khaki was cremated and buried with her husband Aime Noel CASAVANT, who was also cremated. Their ashes are interred together at Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL, in Plot # 35 2148-B. The Slab reads: Aime Noel Casavant, AME1 US Navy Dec 25 1909 Jan 20 1991; Kathleen His wife Dec 29 1926 Mar 8 1991.

                    Child of Kathleen (NMI) DAVIS and Aime Noel CASAVANT is: (Generation 6-4)
                              i. Sharon Annette CASAVANT, b. 28 Mar 1948, Pensacola, FL.

Generation 5-5 Children of Terry Florence COLLINS and Herman Isle ENZOR

Ila Collins ENZOR was born about 1925. She married Ferrin CAMPBELL.

                    Child of Ila Collins ENZOR and Ferrin CAMPBELL is:
                              i. Ferrin CAMPBELL, Jr.

Patricia Ann ENZOR was born about 1932 in Florida. She married Jerry PARKER.

                    Children of Patricia Ann ENZOR and Jerry PARKER are:
                              i. Jay PARKER.
                              ii. Pam PARKER, m. ? KYLE.

Generation 5-6 Children of Samuel Cody COLLINS and Onie Lelee FORSE

Sam Force COLLINS was born about 1921. He married Sue JOHNSON.

                    Child of Sam Force COLLINS and Sue JOHNSON is:
                              i.   Kristi Denean COLLINS, b. 08 Jan 1965.

John Edward COLLINS was born about 1925.

Elizabeth COLLINS was born about 1930. She married ? LAZENBY.

Generation 5-7 Child of Iva Lee MILLER and Edward Leigh McMILLAN

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 5-8 Children of Mary Alice HUGGINS and Thomas Joseph MARTIN

Mary Kathleen MARTIN was born on 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 MARTIN 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 Jan 1924.

                    Children of Thomas Joseph MARTIN, Jr. are:
                              i. Karen MARTIN, b. Abt. 1945.
                              ii. Amy MARTIN, b. Abt. 1945 (Twin of Alison MARTIN)
                              iii. Alison MARTIN, b. Abt. 1945. (Twin of Amy MARTIN)
                              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 Jun 1929 in Thomasville, Georgia and died about 12 Jun 1929 in Thomasville. He only lived about four days.

Generation 6

Generation 6-1 Children of Florence Leonora COLLINS and Robert Lee BUMGARDNER

Robert Lee BUMGARDNER, Jr was born 26 March, 1944 and died 27 March, 1944. He only lived for one day.

James David BUMGARDNER was born 10 September, 1946. He married Hazel Elizabeth JAMISON. She was born 18 February, 1948.

                    Children of James David BUMGARDNER and Hazel Elizabeth JAMISON are:
                              i. Amy Elizabeth BUMGARDNER, b. 27 Dec 1973.
                              ii. James David BUMGARDNER, Jr., b. 23 Jan 1977.

Joseph Collins BUMGARDNER was born 10 September, 1946. He married Jill McKITTRICK. She was born 02 May, 1948

                    Children of Joseph Collins BUMGARDNER and Jill McKITTRICK are:
                              i. Lauren BUMGARDNER, b. 17 Aug 1977.
                              ii. Lindy BUMGARDNER, b. 01 May 1979.

Robert Louis BUMGARDNER was born on 09 April, 1950.

Mary Florence BUMGARDNER was born 08 March, 1956. She married David Alan DETSCHER. He was born 01 Jul y,1961.

                    Child of Mary Florence BUMGARDNER and David Alan DETSCHER is:
                              i. Mary Kathryn DETSCHER, b. 21 Mar 1989.


Generation 6-2 Children of Allen Austin ENZOR, Jr. and Claire WHALEN

Mary Chipley ENZOR was born about 1947. She married ? FOSQUE. He was born about 1935. Mary Chipley ENZOR became a doctor.

                    Children of Mary Chipley ENZOR and ? FOSQUE are:
                              i. Elizabeth FOSQUE, b. Pensacola, FL.
                              ii. Christopher FOSQUE, b. Pensacola, FL.

Celestine ENZOR was born about 1947. She married ? FOLGA. He was born about 1935.

                    Child of Celestine ENZOR and ? FOLGA is:
                              i. Claire FOLGA, b. Pensacola, FL.

Generation 6-3 Children of  Johnnie Pearl DAVIS and George Martin EDDINS, Jr.

Barbara Lea EDDINS was born 02 September, 1944 in Pensacola, Florida and died 02 November, 2009 in Orange, California. She married Harvey Joseph DIXON II about 1963 in Pensacola, Florida. He was born 13 May, 1944 in Pensacola, Florida.
          Barbara Lea EDDINS-DIXON was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. She had just begun her chemotherapy when she passed away quietly in her sleep at about three AM on 02 November, 2009. She was buried in Orange, California on 09 November, 2009.

                    Children of Barbara Lea EDDINS and Harvey Joseph DIXON II are: (Generation 7-1)
                              i. Cheryl Annette DIXON, b. 26 Mar 1964, Pensacola, FL; d. 16 May 1993, Orange, CA.
                              ii. Harvey Joseph DIXON III, b. 08 Oct 1969, Anaheim, CA.

Ronald Hilton EDDINS was born at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Florida on 21 July, 1945. He married Karen Elizabeth SMITH on 21 July, 1969 in Sheffield, Alabama. Karen Elizabeth SMITH was the adopted daughter of Odell SMITH and Eloise BOTELER. She was born 26 June, 1949 in Birmingham, Alabama. Their marriage lasted for 32 years. They separated in 1999, and Ronald was divorced from Karen SMITH on 30 April, 2001. He married Patricia Ann XIFO on 20 July, 2004 in Cottonwood, Arizona. Patricia Ann XIFO, daughter of Anthony XIFO and Sara ENZOR, was born 11 September, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York.
          Ronald Hilton EDDINS was born at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Florida on 21 July, 1945. He lived on Paine Road in Navy Point, Warrington, a suburb of Pensacola. His father, George Martin EDDINS, Jr. was drafted into military service less than a year after Ronald's birth and he, his older sister, and his mother moved in with her husband, George Jr.'s, parents at 1203 North Green Street, Brownsville, FL. Ronald and his older sister Barbara lived there until George, Jr. returned from military service. When George, Jr. got out of the Army their new home at 2 Sulu Drive, Warrington was completed and they moved there, where they resided for the rest of their youth.
          Ronald Hilton EDDINS attended school in Warrington, Florida, and then transferred to Pensacola Technical High School on Palafox Boulevard in downtown Pensacola. He majored in electronics, graduating in June, 1963.
          Ronald joined the Army on 2 August, 1963, enlisting in the Army Security Agency for a term of four years. He served in various assignments until his discharge on 10 September, 1967. He moved back to his parents home at 2 Sulu Drive, where he lived with his parents for a few months before moving in wiith a friend across the street from his parents home. He became heavily involved with the Citizen's Band Radio craze that was big at that time, and it was through these activities he met Karen Elizabeth SMITH.
          Ronald and Karen were married on 20 July, 1969. Born Nell CHANDLER, after birth Nell was put up for adoption in Montgomery, Alabama. She was adopted by Odell and Eloise SMITH and renamed Karen Elizabeth SMITH. Her adoptive parents informed her when she was quite young that she was adopted but she never had any interest in finding her biological parents until after the death of her adoptive parents.
          Ronald was working at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola at the time as an Aircraft Instrument apprentice, but he was also working as a Reserve Escambia County Deputy. He decided he really wanted to pursue his career in law enforcement, so he quit his job at the Naval Air Station and worked full time with the Sheriff's Department. They moved intoa rental apartment on Waycross Avenue off Gulf Beach Highway. Times were tough for them financially, and became even more so when Karen became pregnant with their first child. As Ronald had not worked long enough to qualify for medical benefits, he had to face reality and he rejoined the military to be able to afford the costs of childbirth.
          Ronald was sent to Sinop Turkey for a year, from January 1970 to January, 1971. His son, Michael Ronald EDDINS was born while he was overseas in Turkey. In February 1971 Ronald and Karen, with their young son, moved to Fort Hood, Texas. They were there until 1972, when Ronald returned to Turkey for another tour of duty.
          Ronald retired from the Army in May, 1987.  Karen had inherited her family home after the death of her adoptive parents, so they moved to Alabama upon his retirement and they lived there until their separation in 1999. Karen remained there until the home was reposessed for default on mortgage payments in 2002.
          Ronald Hilton EDDINS and Patricia Ann XIFO met in 1998 while researching their family trees. They corresponded for a while via letter, and then became close friends online via computer Instant Messaging. After his separation from Karen Elizabeth SMITH, Ronald moved to New York and they commenced their romance in person.
          Patricia Ann XIFO was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her parents moved to Bedford Hills, N.Y. when she was five years old. They lived in the same house at 8 Sunset Drive until her mother sold the house in 1996.
          Patricia graduated Monmouth College (now Monmouth University) in January 1976 with a BA in Art Education. She met and married Kevin Earl HOMON on 26 April, 1980. She and Kevin had two sons together. She later graduated from the Marist College Paralegal Program in February 2000. Patricia and Kevin were divorced in May, 2001 after her and Ronald met.

                    Children of Ronald Hilton EDDINS and Karen Elizabeth SMITH are: (Generation 7-2)
                              i. Michael Ronald EDDINS, b. 15 Apr 1970, Sheffield, AL.
                              ii. Karen Renee EDDINS, b. 22 Aug 1974, Fort George G. Meade, MD.

Gary Lynn EDDINS was born 07 June, 1947 in Pensacola, Florida. He married (1) Constance Ann BUSH (Connie) on 04 October, 1971 in Pensacola. She was born 10 July, 1952. The marriage ended in divorce. He married Marlene AUBIN  on 13 November, 1982 in Duval County, Florida. That marriage was destined to fail as well. A marriage document from the Florida Department of Health found online indicates Connie remarried in 1988, but no spouse name was included.

                    Children of Gary Lynn EDDINS and Constance Ann BUSH are: (Generation 7-3)
                              i. Erika Lynnette EDDINS, b. 22 Feb 1972, Pensacola, FL.
                              ii. Cindy Anne EDDINS, b. 31 Jul 1973, Pensacola, FL.
                              iii. Angela Marie EDDINS, b. 30 Jul 1974, Pensacola, FL.

Stephen Lane EDDINS was born 06 April, 1951 at Maternity Hospital on Palafox Street in Pensacola, Florida. He married Jean Ann CONARY (Jeannie) on 19 October, 1968 in Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida. She was born 01 February, 1951. Their marriage ended in divorce, and he married Joan Marie CONARY (Joanie) on 31 December, 1981 in Pensacola. She was born 21 August, 1953. Jean Ann CONARY and Joan Marie CONARY were sisters.

                    Children of Stephen Lane EDDINS and Jean Ann CONARY are: (Generation 7-4a)
                              i. Martin Dana EDDINS, b. 10 Jan 1969, Pensacola, FL.
                              ii. Regina Layne EDDINS, b. 04 Apr 1970, Pensacola, FL; m. David Gerald GRAHAM, Jr., 31 Dec 1998, Pensacola, FL.
                              iii. Stephen Russell EDDINS, b. 08 Jun 1974, Pensacola, FL.

                    Child of Stephen Lane EDDINS and Joan Marie CONARY is: (Generation 7-4b)
                              iv. Stephani Ree Miranda EDDINS, b. 31 May 1993, Pensacola, FL.

Generation 6-4 Child of Kathleen (NMI) DAVIS and Aime Noel CASAVANT

Sharon Annette CASAVANT was born on 28 March, 1948 in Pensacola, Florida. She married Guy TURNER sometime before 1973. Guy TURNER was born about 1945. Sharon and Guy were divorced, and she married Gregg MOODY in March of 1977. Gregg MOODY was born about 1945.

                    Child of SHARON CASAVANT and GUY TURNER is:
                              i. Aimee Kathleen TURNER, b. 01 Jul 1973, Virginia Beach, VA.

Generation 7

Generation 7-1 Children of Barbara Lea EDDINS and Harvey Joseph DIXON II

Cheryl Annette DIXON was born 26 March, 1964 in Pensacola, Florida and died 16 May, 1993 in Orange, California. She married (2) JOHN ROBERT SANDERS 1982 in Huntington Beach, California. He was born Abt. 1964. CHERYL ANNETTE DIXON Burial: Santa Ana Cemetery, Santa Ana, CA

                    Children of Cheryl Annette DIXON and John SANDERS are:
                              i. Travis Tyler SANDERS, b. 28 Jul 1983, Huntington, Beach, CA.
                              ii. Ashley Lea Faye Ruth Georgia SANDERS, b. 02 Oct 1984, Huntington Beach, CA.
                              iii. Robert Dixon SANDERS, b. 12 Oct 1985, Huntington Beach, CA.
                              iv. Lacy Nicole SANDERS, b. 19 Nov 1986, CA.
                              v. Curtis DIXON, b. 05 May 1988, CA.
                              vi. Amanda Lynn SANDERS, b. 10 Jan 1990, Huntington Beach, CA.

Harvey Joseph DIXON III was born on 08 October, 1969 in Anaheim, California.

Generation 7-2 Children of Ronald Hilton EDDINS and Karen Elizabeth SMITH

Michael Ronald EDDINS was born 15 April, 1970 in Sheffield, Albama. He met Alicia HINKLE in Sierra Vista, Arizona. Alicia HINKLE was born 27 November, 1971 in Delta, Ohio. Michael Ronald EDDINS and Alicia HINKLE never married. They had two children together, and Alicia had a child from a previous significant other. Michael and Alicia separated about 1992. Michael Ronald married Stacey Leigh PEARSON on 18 April, 1998 in Sierra Vista, Arizona. She was born 17 January, 1971.

                    Children of Michael Ronald EDDINS and Alicia HINKLE are:
                              i. Tanya Lee Ann HINKLE (Stepchild), b. 24 Dec 1988, Wauseon, OH
                              ii. Rebecca Michelle EDDINS, b. 28 Sep 1990, Sheffield, AL.
                              iii. Michael Douglas EDDINS, b. Abt. 1992.

                    Child of Michael Ronald EDDINS and Stacey PEARSON is:
                              iii. Alexis Simone WASHINGTON (Stepchild), b. 06 Apr 1994.

Karen Renee EDDINS was born on 22 August, 1974 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. As of 2011. As of this date, she was not married and living with her mother in Alabama.


Generation 7-3 Children of Gary Lynn EDDINS and Constance Ann BUSH

Erika Lynnette EDDINS was born 22 February, 1972 in Pensacola, Florida.

                    Children of Erika Lynnette EDDINS are:
                              i. Hope Renee EDDINS, b. 21 Oct 1991, Pensacola, FL.
                              ii. Faith EDDINS, b. 15 Sep 1994, Pensacola, FL.
                              iii. Charidee EDDINS, b. 30 Oct 1995, Pensacola, FL.

Cindy Anne EDDINSwas born 31 July,1973 in Pensacola, Florida. She married George NICHOLS.

                    Children of Cindy Anne EDDINS and George NICHOLS are:
                              i. James Eric NICHOLS, b. 18 Sep 1990, Pensacola, FL.
                              ii. Randall NICHOLS, b. 08 Nov 1992, Pensacola, FL.
                              iii. Joseph NICHOLS, b. 18 Jul 1994, Pensacola, FL.

Angela Marie EDDINSwas born 30 July, 1974 in Pensacola, Florida.

                    Child of Angela Marie EDDINS is:
                              i. Rodney Trenton EDDINS, b. 19 Feb 1993, Pensacola, FL.

Generation 7-4a Children of Stephen Lane EDDINS and Jean Ann CONARY

Martin Dana EDDINS was born 10 January, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida. He married Tracy ?.

                    Children of Martin Dana EDDINS and Tracy ? are:
                              i. Joey EDDINS.
                              ii. Kristee EDDINS, b. 11 May 1995.

Regina Layne EDDINS was born on 04 April, 1970 in Pensacola, Florida. She married David Gerald GRAHAM, Jr. on 31 December, 1998 in Pensacola, Florida.

Stephen Russell EDDINS was born 08 June, 1974 in Pensacola, Florida. He married Theresa ?.

                    Children of Stephen Russell EDDINS and Theresa ? are:
                              i. Summer EDDINS.
                              ii. Sarah EDDINS.
                              iii. Serena EDDINS, b. 02 Oct 1996.

Generation 7-4b Child of Stephen Lane EDDINS and Joan Marie CONARY

Stephani Ree Miranda EDDINS was born 31 May ,1993 in Pensacola, Florida.


Descendants of John COLLINS. Additional details can be found on the specific surname pages.

1 John COLLINS 1790 - 1850
.. +Mahala HOUSTON 1793 - 1882 m: Abt. 1811 in Newberne, NC
........ 2 James Washington COLLINS 1812 - 1849
........ 2 Nancy A. COLLINS 1817 - 1838
........ 2 Mary Elizabeth COLLINS 1820 - 1838
........ 2 Jane Elizabeth COLLINS 1821 - 1838
........ 2 William Decatur Josephus COLLINS 1822 - 1893
............ +Permelia Ann DIXON 1830 - 1882 m: Abt. 1848
................... 3 James Washington COLLINS 1849 - 1933
....................... +Georgia A. PETERS m: 25 Apr 1871 in Santa Rosa County, FL
............................. 4 Stella Camellia COLLINS
................................. +Lorenzo GIVENS
........................................ 5 Aline Ettoil GIVENS
................... 3 Mary Elizabeth COLLINS 1851 - 1868
................... 3 Sarah Frances COLLINS 1854 - 1885
....................... +Joseph KELLY 1850 - m: Abt. 1875
............................. 4 ? KELLY 1877 -
............................. 4 Alfred K. KELLY 1878 -
................... *2nd Husband of Sarah Frances COLLINS:
....................... +James O'CONNELL 1850 - m: Aft. 1890
................... 3 Anne Laura COLLINS 1856 - 1941
....................... +Charles CANNON 1850 - 1920 m: Abt. 1876 in Covington County, AL
............................. 4 Lillie CANNON 1877 -
................................. +George SOLOMAN 1851 - 1905 m: 27 May 1893 in Escambia County, AL
............................. 4 Mollie CANNON 1878 - 1960
................................. +Joel SUGGS m: 22 Mar 1898 in Escambia County, AL
............................. *2nd Husband of Mollie CANNON:
................................. +Andrew Bowman TENNANT 1868 - 1955 m: Abt. 1901
............................. 4 ? CANNON
................... *2nd Husband of Anne Laura COLLINS:
....................... +William Columbus BECK 1836 - 1916 m: 15 Mar 1879 in Covington County, AL
............................. 4 Clanton BECK 1881 - 1901
............................. 4 Robert BECK 1882 - 1921
................................. +Hattie DAVIS 1888 -
............................. 4 Annie Permelia BECK 1884 - 1962
................................. +Jasper William FOWLER 1854 - 1924 m: 19 Feb 1902 in Atmore, AL
............................. *2nd Husband of Annie Permelia BECK:
................................. +Joseph H. WILSON m: 25 Nov 1924 in Escambia County, AL
............................. 4 Cuba Beatrice BECK 1897 - 1978
................................. +Howard MILLER
............................. *2nd Husband of Cuba Beatrice BECK:
................................. +C. E. BARKER
............................. *3rd Husband of Cuba Beatrice BECK:
................................. +Homer HOLCOMB
............................. *4th Husband of Cuba Beatrice BECK:
................................. +Hosie MILLS m: 21 Mar 1916 in Escambia County, AL
................... 3 Spencer Houston COLLINS 1858 - 1863
................... 3 Mahala J. COLLINS 1859 - Unknown
....................... +William Taylor MOORE 1855 - m: 20 Dec 1887 in Santa Rosa County, FL
................... 3 William J. COLLINS 1861 - 1892
....................... +Kizzie BRAKE 1865 - 1954
............................. 4 Mary COLLINS
............................. 4 Esther COLLINS 1884 - 1955
................................. +John COOLEY m: 25 Dec 1900 in Santa Rosa County, FL
............................. 4 Ida COLLINS 1885 - 1964
................................. +Charles McCRANIE
............................. 4 D. Edward COLLINS 1888 - 1952
................................. +Frances ADAMS m: 05 Apr 1918
............................. 4 George A. COLLINS 1902 - 1968
................................. +[1] Eula Mae MOCK 1911 - 1993
............................. 4 Perry COLLINS 1886 - 1953
................... 3 Robert Edward Lee COLLINS 1865 - 1916
....................... +Terry Florence CRAIN 1868 - 1962 m: 27 Aug 1884
............................. 4 George Cleveland COLLINS 1885 - 1965
................................. +[1] Eula Mae MOCK 1911 - 1993
........................................ 5 Greenlaw Mock COLLINS 1930 -
............................. 4 Olive Esther COLLINS 1887 -
................................. +Lee SULLIVAN
........................................ 5 Myrtle SULLIVAN 1911 - 2000
............................................ +A. B. COOGLE
.................................................. 6 Dorothy COOGLE
............................. 4 Damie Permelia COLLINS 1890 -
............................. 4 William Lewis COLLINS 1892 - 1960
................................. +Alice ?-COLLINS-? 1900 - 1970 m: in Eldorado, AR
........................................ 5 Juanona COLLINS
............................. 4 Robert Oswald COLLINS 1894 - 1963
................................. +Leonora Priscilla HINES 1899 - 1981 m: 07 Feb 1920 in Burkeville, TX
........................................ 5 Florence Leonora COLLINS 1920 -
............................................ +Robert Lee BUMGARDNER 1918 - 1992 m: 27 Jul 1942
.................................................. 6 Robert Lee BUMGARDNER, Jr. 1944 - 1944
.................................................. 6 James David BUMGARDNER 1946 -
...................................................... +Hazel Elizabeth JAMISON 1948 -
............................................................. 7 Amy Elizabeth BUMGARDNER 1973 -
............................................................. 7 James David BUMGARDNER, Jr. 1977 -
.................................................. 6 Joseph Collins BUMGARDNER 1946 -
...................................................... +Jill McKITTRICK 1948 -
............................................................. 7 Lauren BUMGARDNER 1977 -
............................................................. 7 Lindy BUMGARDNER 1979 -
.................................................. 6 Robert Louis BUMGARDNER 1950 -
.................................................. 6 Mary Florence BUMGARDNER 1956 -
...................................................... +David Alan DETSCHER 1961 -
............................................................. 7 Mary Kathryn DETSCHER 1989 -
............................. 4 Chipley Adams COLLINS 1896 - 1981
................................. +Allen Austin ENZOR 1879 - 1923 m: Abt. 1912
........................................ 5 Evelyn ENZOR 1913 - 1924
........................................ 5 Allen Austin ENZOR, Jr. 1914 - 1985
............................................ +Claire WHALEN 1911 - 1978 m: 15 Jun 1945 in Leyte Island, Phillipines
.................................................. 6 Mary Chipley ENZOR 1947 -
...................................................... +? FOSQUE 1935 -
............................................................. 7 Elizabeth FOSQUE
............................................................. 7 Christopher FOSQUE
.................................................. 6 Celestine ENZOR 1947 -
...................................................... +? FOLGA 1935 -
............................................................. 7 Claire FOLGA
............................. *2nd Husband of Chipley Adams COLLINS:
................................. +Joe JACKSON 1890 - m: Aft. 1923 in Newton, TX
............................. 4 Pearl Creary COLLINS 1899 - 1937
................................. +John Henry DAVIS 1897 - 1954 m: Abt. 1918 in NW FL
........................................ 5 Johnnie Pearl DAVIS 1924 - 2007
............................................ +George Martin EDDINS, Jr. 1917 - 1991 m: 06 Mar 1944 in Pensacola, FL
.................................................. 6 Barbara Lea EDDINS 1944 - 2009
...................................................... +Harvey Joseph DIXON II 1944 - m: Abt. 1963 in Pensacola, FL
............................................................. 7 Cheryl Annette DIXON 1964 - 1993
........................................................................ 8 [2] Amanda Lynn DIXON 1990 -
................................................................. +John Robert SANDERS 1964 - m: 1982 in Huntington Beach, CA
........................................................................ 8 Travis Tyler SANDERS 1983 -
........................................................................ 8 Ashley Lea Faye Ruth Georgia SANDERS 1984 -
........................................................................ 8 Robert Dixon SANDERS 1985 -
........................................................................ 8 Lacy Nicole SANDERS 1986 -
........................................................................ 8 Curtis DIXON 1988 -
........................................................................ 8 [2] Amanda Lynn DIXON 1990 -
........................................................................ 8 Amanda Lynn SANDERS 1990 -
............................................................. 7 Harvey Joseph DIXON III 1969 -
.................................................. 6 Ronald Hilton EDDINS 1945 -
...................................................... +Karen Elizabeth SMITH 1949 - m: 21 Jul 1969 in Sheffield, AL
............................................................. 7 Michael Ronald EDDINS 1970 -
................................................................. +Alicia Hinkle 1971 - m: in Sierra Vista, AZ
........................................................................ 8 Michael Douglas EDDINS 1992 -
............................................................. *1st Wife of Michael Ronald EDDINS:
................................................................. +Stacey Leigh PEARSON 1971 - m: 18 Apr 1998 in Sierra Vista, AZ
........................................................................ 8 Alexis Simone WASHINGTON 1994 -
............................................................. 7 Karen Renee EDDINS 1974 -
.................................................. *2nd Wife of Ronald Hilton EDDINS:
...................................................... +Patricia Ann XIFO 1953 - m: 20 Jul 2004 in Cottonwood, AZ
.................................................. 6 Gary Lynn EDDINS 1947 -
...................................................... +Constance Ann BUSH 1952 - m: 04 Oct 1971 in Pensacola, Escambia County, FL
............................................................. 7 Erika Lynnette EDDINS 1972 -
........................................................................ 8 Hope Renee EDDINS 1991 -
........................................................................ 8 Faith EDDINS 1994 -
........................................................................ 8 Charidee EDDINS 1995 -
............................................................. 7 Cindy Anne EDDINS 1973 -
................................................................. +George NICHOLS
........................................................................ 8 James Eric NICHOLS 1990 -
........................................................................ 8 Randall NICHOLS 1992 -
........................................................................ 8 Joseph NICHOLS 1994 -
............................................................. 7 Angela Marie EDDINS 1974 -
........................................................................ 8 Rodney Trenton EDDINS 1993 -
.................................................. *2nd Wife of Gary Lynn EDDINS:
...................................................... +Marlene AUBIN m: 13 Nov 1982 in Duval County, FL
.................................................. 6 Stephen Lane EDDINS 1951 -
...................................................... +Jean Ann CONARY 1951 - m: 19 Oct 1968 in Pensacola, Escambia County, FL
............................................................. 7 Martin Dana EDDINS 1969 -
................................................................. +Tracy ?-EDDINS-?
........................................................................ 8 Joey EDDINS
........................................................................ 8 Kristee EDDINS 1995 -
............................................................. 7 Regina Layne EDDINS 1970 -
................................................................. +David Gerald GRAHAM, Jr. m: 31 Dec 1998 in Pensacola, FL
............................................................. 7 Stephen Russell EDDINS 1974 -
................................................................. +Theresa ?-EDDINS-?
........................................................................ 8 Summer EDDINS
........................................................................ 8 Sarah EDDINS
........................................................................ 8 Serena EDDINS 1996 -
.................................................. *2nd Wife of Stephen Lane EDDINS:
...................................................... +Joan Marie CONARY 1953 - m: 31 Dec 1981 in Pensacola, Escambia County, FL
............................................................. 7 Stephani Ree Miranda EDDINS 1993 -
........................................ 5 Kathleen (NMI) DAVIS 1926 - 1991
............................................ +Aime Noel CASAVANT 1909 - 1991
.................................................. 6 Sharon Annette CASAVANT 1948 -
...................................................... +Guy TURNER 1945 - m: Bef. 1973
............................................................. 7 Aimee Kathleen TURNER 1973 -
.................................................. *2nd Husband of Sharon Annette CASAVANT:
...................................................... +Gregg MOODY 1945 - m: Mar 1977
............................. 4 Terry Florence COLLINS 1902 - 1986
................................. +Herman Isle ENZOR 1893 - 1956 m: 1924
........................................ 5 Ila Collins ENZOR 1925 -
............................................ +Ferrin CAMPBELL
.................................................. 6 Ferrin CAMPBELL, Jr.
........................................ 5 Patricia Ann ENZOR 1932 -
............................................ +Jerry PARKER
.................................................. 6 Jay PARKER
.................................................. 6 Pam PARKER
...................................................... +? KYLE
............................. 4 Samuel Cody COLLINS 1904 -
................................. +Onie Lelee FORSE 1900 - m: Aft. 1920 in Burkeville, TX
........................................ 5 Sam Force COLLINS 1921 -
............................................ +Sue JOHNSON
.................................................. 6 Kristi Denean COLLINS 1965 -
........................................ 5 John Edward COLLINS 1925 -
........................................ 5 Elizabeth COLLINS 1930 -
............................................ +? LAZENBY
............................. 4 John H. COLLINS 1908 - 1986
................................. +Ola P. ?-COLLINS-? 1912 - 1995
................... 3 Matilda COLLINS 1864 - Unknown
....................... +Aaron MORRELL 1860 - m: 06 Sep 1884 in Santa Rosa County, FL
................... *2nd Husband of Matilda COLLINS:
....................... +J. R. WARD m: Aft. 1885
................... 3 Samuel Houston COLLINS 1867 - Unknown
........ *2nd Wife of William Decatur Josephus COLLINS:
............ +Sarah Lagrande Compton ETHERIDGE m: Aft. 1883
........ 2 William Spencer Houston COLLINS 1825 - 1907
............ +Mary Lenora CLEMENTS 1835 - 1903 m: 10 May 1865 in Brooklyn, Conecuh County, AL
................... 3 Alice Bell COLLINS 1867 - 1941
....................... +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 -