Thomas M. COLLINS b- 9 Feb 1800, Hopkinton, RI (son of John COLLINS & Elizabeth MOREY).
married, 11 May 1823, No. Stonington, CT,
Charlotte PALMER b- 10 Dec 1800, No. Stonington, CT (dau of Oliver PALMER & Nancy Crandall UTTER).
Henry E. COLLINS b- ca 1823, prob. Stonington or No. Stonington, CT.
Thomas H. COLLINS b- ca 1824, prob. Stonington or No. Stonington, CT.
(some children unknown).
Charles W. COLLINS b- ca 1833, Stonington, CT.
Phineas W. COLLINS b- ca 1836, Stonington, CT.
Andrew T. COLLINS b- ca 1839, Plainfield, CT.
John R. COLLINS b- ca 1841, Norwich?, CT.
Susan E. COLLINS b- ca 1843, Griswold, CT.
1850 census- Thomas M. COLLINS (well digger), Charlotte, & last five children resided at Killingly, Windham, CT.
1850 census- Henry E. COLLINS (blacksmith), and Elizabeth YOUNG (wife) resided at New London, CT.
1850 census- Thomas (H) COLLINS resided at Stonington, CT.
Thomas H. COLLINS married, ca 1851, Elizabeth B. LEWIS b- ca 1830, White Rock, Westerly, RI (dau of Pardon LEWIS & Susan PECKHAM of Westerly, RI).
1860 census- Thomas H. COLLINS & family resided at Westerly, RI.
Thomas H. COLLINS & Elizabeth B. LEWIS had the following issue:
Ransford COLLINS b- 11 Dec 1852, Westerly, RI.
Harriet E. COLLINS b- 5 May 1857, Westerly, RI.
Henry E. COLLINS b- 10 May 1862, Westerly, RI.
1870 census- Thomas H. COLLINS & family resided at Richmond, RI.
1871 Richmond, RI- Ransford COLLINS married Ella J. LARKIN.
1872 Richmond, RI Tax Rolls- Thomas H. COLLINS was listed.
1874 Richmond, RI- Harriet E. COLLINS died.
1880 census (CT)- Thomas H. COLLINS & family resided at Ledyard, New London, CT.
1880 census (RI)- Elizabeth B. COLLINS & her son Henry E. COLLINS resided with her parents (Pardon & Susan LEWIS, at Westerly, RI). (The RI census was taken 3 or 4 months after the CT census).
I suspect that Thomas H. COLLINS died between Apr - Aug 1880 (cemetery unknown).
1880 census- Henry E. COLLINS (brother of Thomas H. COLLINS) resided at Plainfield, Windham, CT.
Henry E. COLLINS (son of Thomas H. COLLINS) married, 25 Apr 1888, Ledyard, CT, to Jennie Haley NORMAN of Mystic, CT.
The last known residence for Elizabeth B. COLLINS, was Peace Dale, RI (prob. with son, Ransford COLLINS). She died, prob. between 1909-11 (cemetery unknown).
There is a lady at the Hopkinton, RI Library, who has researched the COLLINS families of Hopkinton... but I don't know her name.
I urgently need more primary & secondary records, or where they may be found.
TIA for any assistance, as my gg-grandfather has been one tough ancestor to track.