William Collins

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ChartsAncestors of Wilford Ervie Billings
William Collins, son of Daniel Collins and Lois Cornwall, was born at Guilford, Connecticut, 10 March 1728.1 He died at Guilford, 12 April 1775,1 and was buried at Old North Cemetery, Guilford, Connecticut.2

William married Ruth Cook, daughter of Aaron Cook and Ruth Burrage, at Guilford 25 May 1758.1,3,4


Ruth Cook b. 7 Sep 1738, d. 9 Jun 1790
  • Laura Collins+1 b. 1759, d. bef. 4 Sep 1826
  • William Collins1 b. 9 Oct 1760
  • Rev. Aaron Cook Collins1 b. 4 May 1762, d. 1830
  • Daniel Collins1 b. 25 Sep 1763, d. 2 Jun 1845
  • Samuel Collins1 b. Jul 1765, d. 4 Jul 1840
  • Ruth Collins1 b. 22 Mar 1767
  • Lucy Collins1 b. 7 Apr 1768
This person was last edited on29 Nov 2022


  1. [S2196] Alvan Talcott and Jacquelyn L. Ricker, editor, Families of Early Guilford, Connecticut (2 vols., 1984/1888; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1997), 1:228, further cited as Talcott & Ricker, Families of Early Guilford, Connecticut.
  2. [S2323] Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed Nov 2022), memorial page for Sgt William Collins, Find a Grave memorial #31783165, maintained by Jan Franco, further cited as Find A Grave.
  3. [S1184] Lucius B. Barbour and Lorraine Cook White (editor), The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records (55 vols., Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1994-2002), 16 (Guilford):69, further cited as Barbour and White, Barbour Collection.
  4. [S53] Donald Lines Jacobus, Families of Ancient New Haven, 9 vols. in 3 (1924-1932; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1974), 437, further cited as Jacobus, New Haven Families.