Oh, boy! What news to come home to! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
All the names you provided tally up, and all but a couple of the dates match exactly with what I already have here, some of which I'd found before the fire and some more recently, but I was stuck, stuck.
The clue of "kin J. E. Collins" for George W's father is the best I've come across yet, and maybe it will be the toehold I need. It's if nothing else something to rule out :). I surely thank you for looking that up and typing it all up for me. I will contact the CC Historical Society tomorrow (late for today).
Was also glad to see where Mozelle (actually Kathryn Mozelle but always seems to have gone by Mozelle) Hodson Babb got to. She just kind of dropped out of sight, and here she pops up (well, maybe not pops up) with a granddaughter, a niece, and a grandniece?? Possibly there are other Hodsons there too, some day I might get to go see.
Well, you folks certainly made my day! Thanks again.