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Jacob Collins 
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Jacob Colliins Family of Sullivan Township
Jacob Collins and Family are one of the SRGP lines which I do not have well developed. They wre not in the are aof my population ssutdu for a prolionged time and did not leave descendants here that I know of at this time. The only contact I have had on this family comes from Judith, and one of her notes follows. If you have information on the ancestors and descendants of these people it will be very helpful to us. Her work is not complete either and the following note includes many ideas that have not been proven, so don't take them as fact. They are only guesses at this stage. I noted from Judith's submission that Jacob went to Hocking County, Ohio as did several of our other residents of the time. That may give us some clues as to relationships although they may have been only neighbors.

Hi Joyce
It has been awhile since we last corresponded. Possibly you will recall that I contacted you concerning my ancestor Jacob Collins that appeared on the
1820 Tioga Co., Sullivan Twp., PA census and I mentioned that I noticed he was one of a few that you didn't have any info. on and would send info.
later as I didn't have anything compiled on the computer as yet. I still do not, so I will get this started by just sending what I know so far on him
and his immediate family in this e-mail, which really isn't all that much, but a start. Possibly, if this gets posted, some other descendant will see
it and get in touch with both of us, I hope. You may also recall, that I mentioned that I felt Jacob Collins wife Cynthia's maiden name might be
Spencer, a daughter of Jonathan Lee Spencer (sometimes seen as William L. Spencer). I wonder if his full name could be Jonathan William Lee Spenser or somehow the William part is in error. Looking over some of the material I have on Thomas Rexford/Raxford and seeing he had a daughter Cynthia and Jonathan Lee Spencer above having a son Jonathan Spencer, b. 1814 Tioga Co., PA. - d. 1902 McLean Co., IL who moved to Hocking Co., OH. at age 11 with his parents Jonathan Lee Spencer & Levina RAXFORD (per a bio. on Jonathan Spencer, the son that appeared in a McLean Co., IL history) and my Jacob Collins buying land from Jonathan L. Spencer in Hocking Co., OH., I am now wondering if Cynthia might be a Rexford instead of Spencer. If only I had a full list of Jonathan Lee Spencer & Levina Rexford's children. Age wise, my Cynthia would fit perfectly in here as one of Jonathan Lee & Levina's daughters, if indeed he had any. And she could easily be Thomas Rexford & Silva Everett's daughter Cynthia. While I am thinking of it, this is the same Jonathan Lee Spencer who was married to Asenith (Sena) Phelps and the parents of Lyman Spencer of Tioga Co., PA. and probably Uriah Spencer also of Tioga Co., PA. I feel sure Asenith was his first wife and Levina/Levinia, his second. . Soon, I will sit down here and give you my reason's why I feel Jacob Collins wife was either a Spencer or a Rexford. Wish I could fine out who Levina's parents might be. Unless, all of Thomas and Silva (Everett) Rexford's children have not been found, they did not have a daughter Levina, unless she is using a middle name we know nothing about. I found on the net someplace, that Silva's real name was Cynthia, per a court record, but for the life of me, I do not recall where I saw this. Below, is what I know so far about my fourth great grandfather Jacob Collins.
Happy Holiday's
Judi Burkhardt

Jacob Collins
b. ca. 1794 NY
d. after 1854 (where?)
Married: Cynthia ______
              b. ca. 1803 NY
              d. 15 June 1855 Ross County, OH
              Buried: White Churches Cem., Ross Co., OH
Children: Not in correct order
1. Oliver (my 3rd great grandfather)
    b. ca. 1816/1818 Bradford Co., PA. (per civil war papers)
    d. 21 June 1869 Union Furnace, Hocking Co., OH.
    marr: Susan(nah) E. Barrows 13 Sep 1839 Hocking Co., OH.
   (Named a son Thomas Everett as did Thomas & Silva (Everett) Rexford)
2. Isaiah
3. Cynthia
    b. ca. 1822 PA
    marr: George Seniff 17 Nov 1853 Ross Co., OH.
    Moved to McLean Co., IL.
4. Lorenzo Dow
    b. ca. 1824/26 OH
    d. 22 Dec 1897 McLean Co., IL
    marr: Catherine Smith 18 Nov 1848 Pickaway Co., OH
    (Name Lorenzo is also in the Rexford family)
5. Unnamed daughter
6. Oren Perry
    b. 15 Aug 1831 Hocking? Co., OH
    d. 6 Apr 1904 Ross Co., OH
    marr: Alice Osborn 15 June 1854 Ross County, OH
7. Unnamed daughter
8. Christopher
    b. ca. 1836 Hocking? Co., OH
These unnamed daughters were on more then one federal census, so feel they probably survived. If so and married, they did so before 1850, as they are
not on the 1850 census with their mother. I have my suspicions that one of them may have married a son of Simeon Briggs, also of Tioga Co., PA, as this
family also moved to Athens Co. (where Jacob was in 1830) and then in Hocking Co., OH. as Jacob was by 1831.Jacob was "supposedly" insane and I have several court documents showing Cynthia and their son's giving affidavits to this effect, they feared for their lives and felt Jacob should be jailed to keep from harming himself and others. He was even sent to the asylum in Columbus, OH. after a Dr. testified he was not harmful to himself or others and was released, but wasn't long he was incarcerated again. Knowing what I know now about some of his grandchildren and the way the Dr. described Jacob, I would almost bet he had epileptic seizures and no one knew what they were back in that point of time. Near as I can tell, when Jacob was released from the asylum in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH., he did not return home. I can list all the dates and events as they occured from his probate papers. There was a female (name escapes me at the moment) it appears was there in Columbus, OH when he was released, and I suspect she may have been a daughter and he may have went to live with her. Tried locating her on the census, but not having a husbands name, I haven't found her as yet. I need to get back working on this clue. So, at present, I have no clue as to where Jacob disappeared to and when and where died, other then trying to track down this lady who may be his daughter.
Judith Burkhardt
jburkhardt@adamswells.com

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These Family Histories are brought to you from the database of  Joyce M. Tice's Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project. If you are descended from this family, SRGP wants to know about you and yours. It is expected that all who use this freely available information compiled by and given by JMT are also willing to repay that by sending in any additional information including updates to the PRESENT day on any of these Sullivan Township lines. By using any of this material in your own family research, you are participating in a cooperative two-way exchange. Please pay your dues.