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John Collins, b. 1828 Cornville, Maine; m. Sarah A. Shorey, b. 1835 Bingham, Maine

 

John Collins was born in July of 1828 at Cornville, Maine, in Somerset County, the son of John and Abigail (Jewell) Collins.  

 

On 7 May 1856, at Lowell, Massachusetts, he married Sarah A. Shorey.  She was born in August of 1835 at Bingham, Maine, also in Somerset County.    

 

They had at least three children, but one of them may have died young.   A daughter, Nettie R. Collins, was born about 1860 and married Walter Bemis of Wellington, Maine in 1881.

 

See the page on this network for their third child, son John Lee Collins, who was born 22 April, 1872, at Harmony, Maine.   A companion CDV showing him as a 6 or 7 year old boy was found with the CDV of his father.

 

Below are a reprint of a post at the blog Heirlooms Reunited, on the Collins men, father and son, and a family tree for John Lee Collins, which shows the family trees of his father John Collins and mother Sarah A. (Shorey) Collins.

 

1860s CDVs of John Collins & son John Lee Collins, Harmony, Maine


c. 1860s Carte de Visite of John Collins, taken by S. F. Conant of Skowhegan, Maine. 


1860s Carte de Visite, below, of John Collins' son John Lee Collins.


 This CDV has no photographer's imprint.


From online research, hopefully correct:

John Collins was born in July of 1828 at Cornville, Maine, in Somerset County, the son of John and Abigail (Jewell) Collins.  His paternal grandparents were Daniel and Mary (Tuxbury) Collins.  His maternal grandparents were Jesse and Rebecca Jewell.

On 7 May 1856, at Lowell, Massachusetts, John Collins married Sarah A. Shorey, who was born in August of 1835 at Bingham, Maine, the daughter of Lot and Eliza (Ayer) Shorey.  Her paternal grandparents were John and Mary (Kilgore) Shorey.  Her maternal grandparents were Samuel and Alice (Kilgore) Ayer.

John Lee Collins was the third child of John and Sarah A. (Shorey) Collins.  He was born 22 April 1872 at Harmony, Maine.  On 5 October 1895 at Wellington, Maine, he married Fannie Emmie Mitchell. 

Fannie Emmie Mitchell was born 9 Mar 1875 at Troy, Maine, in Waldo County, the daughter of James Rackliff Mitchell and his wife Emily Ann Stafford.  Her paternal grandparents were James and Sarah (Rackliff) Mitchell.  Her maternal grandparents were Obadiah and Rebecca (Gray) Stafford.

I found at least two children for John Lee and Fannie Emmie (Mitchel) Collins, both daughters, born not long after 1900.

If you have any corrections, additions or insights regarding the information presented here, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!

For more information on John Collins, John Lee Collins and Fannie Emmie Mitchell, please see their pages at the Maine and Maritime Canada Genealogy network.

A map of Somerset County, Maine, featuring HarmonyCornville,SkowheganWellington and Bingham


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A map of Waldo County, Maine, featuring the villages of Unity and Troy.


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