I ran across bits and pieces of information in our records that could tie some things together for both of our families. My great grandmother was Rachel Duty-Simino-Collins. She was married to my Great-grandfather who was James Simino. I don't know how he died,but after his passing ,Rachel married a Collins . Her Children were raised as Collins. Sometime before my Grandmother ,Nancy Ida ,married she changed her name back to Jones (That of her biological father,James Simino). The Duty,Collins,married in and out of their families. It is a curvy road trying to find out who belonged to whom since when a husband passed and the wife remarried....many times the children were raised under the step-father's surname.
A tree with many branches,both broken and curved indeed!!