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Stephen Collins/Dolly Olmstead

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Re: Stephen Collins/Dolly Olmstead

Posted: 4 May 2013 8:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Collins, Tibbals, Olmstead, Olmsted, Wilkinson, Noble
I am a descendant of Stephen (b1754, d 1841) and Dolly (Olmstead/Olmsted (b1763, d1844 (not 1884) Collins. Stephen was the son of Amos (b. abt 1717, d1778) and Prudence (Noble) Collins (b1721 d1804). Amos was NOT the son of Nathan. He was the son of Daniel (b1678, d1745) and Ruth (Wilkinson b1681, d1747) Collins , of Milford, CT. Daniel was the son of Daniel (b. abt 1648, d1690) and Sarah (Tibbals, b. 1654, d 1743) Collins. Amos is listed in the cemetery records of Center Cemetery, though I have walked that cemetery several times and have yet to find his grave. Same for his wife, Prudence. There are so many stones there that have been worn smooth over the centuries. Stephen and Dolly did in fact leave CT, for N.Y. sometime after their marriage in 1781, settling in Norwich, Chenango Co. I have yet to identify the parents of Dolly Olmstead. There is some thought that they were residents of Catskill NY around 1787, though I have not confirmed this. They left NY about 1813, and arrived in Cincinnati, where they stayed about a year. From there, they went to Kentucky, where they lived out the rest of their lives. Stephen died in Jun 1841, Campbell Co, and is buried in Old Burlington Cemeterty, Boone Co. Side note - Stephen was a patriot in the Revolution, serving in the CT Militia. I have his pension records. I have a great deal of information on the Collins line, though I have been unable to confirm ancestors for Daniel Collins (1648). His wife Sarah Tibbals was the son of Thomas Tibbals (b 1615 England), d.1703 MIlford CT). Thomas came to America in 1635 on the ship True Love, and was an early settler of Milford. It is documented that he piloted the first settlers through the wilderness to settle the new colony of Milford. I have much information on my Collins family. I also have a considerable amount of information on the ancestry of Prudence Noble. If you have any questions, I'd be happy to help.
Jill Bolton
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
LittleCalamit... 31 Oct 1998 12:00PM GMT 
hollyredfern7... 24 Apr 2013 6:56PM GMT 
LDUZ2 24 Apr 2013 10:41PM GMT 
JillyRN 5 May 2013 2:51AM GMT 
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