COLLINS FAMILY OF S.C. & N.C.
Posted By: Wanda Bostic Dunlap Jan. 2009
My grandfather was Samuel Lex Collins (b 1904) in Marion/Mullins, S.C. I regret not knowing my grand father, I was only 6 when he was killed in (1958) while working on a draw bridge in N.C.
He married Sallie Frances Graham and settled in Leland, N, C. He was the son of Joseph Collins (b 1875/76) and “Mattie” Capps of Marion, S.C. His grandfather and great grandfather were both named Joseph Collins (b 1835 and 1809).
Here is his Great Grandfather and ancestors:
Joseph Collins was born ca 1809/10 in Marion Dist, SC.
Joseph is the son of Jonah Collins born 1774, Marion and the Pee Dee Island Collins SC. Jonah married Tabitha prior to 1810 in Marion, SC.
Joseph Collins (b1809) married Susan between 1830 and ca 1837, The 1880 census reports that both she and her father were born in South Carolina, but her mother was born in Scotland.
1860 MARION DIST, SC Page 139B House/Family # 2174/2142-MARION Twp MARION P.O.
|COLLINS JOSEPH||50||M W||FARM LABOR||200 100||SC||1809/1810|
|COLLINS SUSAN||44||F W||SC||1815/1816|
|COLLINS (Joseph) BENJAMIN||23||M W||FARM LABOR||SC||1836/1837|
|COLLINS SAMUEL||21||M W||FARM LABOR||SC||1838/1839|
|COLLINS JONAH||18||M W||FARM LABOR||SC||1841/1842|
|COLLINS ROBERT||16||M W||FARM LABOR||SC||1843/1844|
|COLLINS SHADRACK||15||M W||FARM LABOR||SC||1844/1845|
|COLLINS EBENEZER||13||M W||SC||1846/1847|
|COLLINS JOSHUA||8||M W||SC||1851/1852|
|COLLINS SUSAN||8||F W||SC||1851/1852|
|COLLINS HENRY||3||M W||SC||1856/1857|
Joseph Collins died between 1870 and 1880. His widow Susan was listed in Rowell Township for the 1880 census. She was listed as "disabled".
Joseph and Susan’s son: Joseph “Benjamin” b.1836/37 is my great great grandfather.
Marion District, SC pg 157 Joseph Collins 2000100000000*0000100000000
1 Male(s) 20-29 (1810-1820) Joseph COLLINS (1809/10) s/o Jonah Sr
2 Male(s) 0-4 (1835-1840) Joseph Benjamin COLLINS (1836/37) son Samuel COLLINS (1838/39) son
1 Female(s) 20-29 (1810-1820) Susan --- Collins (1814/15) wife
Joseph Benjamin Collins was born ca 1836/37 in Marion District, SC,. He was with his parents for the 1840 census (age "under 5", born ca 1835/40). He was home in 1850 ("Benjamin" age 13) and in 1860 ("Benjamin" age 23). He died in 1880.
Coming from a long line of four ancestors named Joseph, he was called “Benjamin”.
He married Mary E. and had six children: Their first son: Joseph (b.1875) is my great grandfather.
Civil War record for "Benjamin J. Collins" who enlisted as a Private in Gregg's Battery, Co. D, Manigault's Battalion Artillery (A History of Marion County, South Carolina by W.W. Sellers, 1902 page 616).
Joseph Collins (b. 1875/76 married “Mattie” Capps) and had seven children. They lived in Marion and later settled in Mullins, S.C. Their son Samuel Lex Collins (b 1904) (d 1958) is my grandfather. Joseph and Mattie’s children are listed as: Samuel, Luther, Harvey, Lanier, Mae, Beula, Bell.
Joseph and Mattie are buried in the “Methodist Church” Cemetery in Raines, S.C.
Samuel Lex Collins married Sallie Frances Graham (b 1911) and settled in Leland, N.C.
They had three children: Odessa (Thompson), Dorothyrene (Bostic), and Samuel Lex Jr, (Buddy)
Dorothyrene Loretta Collins Bostic is my mother b. 1936, She married my father: Milton B. Bostic b. 1926
Posted by Wanda Bostic Dunlap , Jan. 2009
Based on my Mother and Father’s Bible