James Collins

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  • Name James Collins 
    Born 17 May 1741  Edenton, Chowan County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1743-1746  Johnston County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1746-1821  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1822  Maury County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1824  Carroll County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1832  Madison County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _MILT Revolutionary War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1767 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      James Collings listed 1 white poll

      1767, Oct 27 -- Deed Book 3 Page 290, Cumberland County, NC
      Leavin Ainsworth deeded James Collins 50 acres located north of Deep River adjoining Governor [Johnston] and Moore. James Muse and Conner Dowd were witnesses.

      1769, Jul 29 -- Deed Book 4 Page 329, Cumberland County, NC
      Zachariah Green and wife Jeresth deeded John May 100 acres located south of Deep River part of a grant to Howell Brewer. James Collins and William Green were witnesses.

      1770 -- Deed Book 4 Page 386-387, Cumberland County, NC
      Abel Lee and wife Ann deeded David Stroud two tracts [1] 300 acres located on both sides of Deep River above the mouth of Bear Creek [2] tract on both sides of Deep River and the upper end of Barton's Island adjoining John Garner. John Garner and James Collins were witnesses.

      1772, May 16 -- Civil Actions, Cumberland County, NC
      Phillip Alston claimed that James Collins has taken up a stray mare owned by Alston. Elisha Hunter summons Alston and Collins to appear. Conner Dowd is security for Collins. Wm. Seale, James Muse, William Harden, John May, Josep Furr, Charles Shearin, Clem Hancock, Willis Dickerson, John Carrell, Starlin Carrell, James Phillips, James Russell and Phillip Colling are also listed. [Editor's Note: Unclear if they were witnesses, jury or other]

      1774, Feb 5 -- Land Grant #1594 & #1783, Cumberland County, NC
      David Milton received 100 acres located on Governors Creek adjoining Governor Johnston's line. Sterling Carroll and James Collins were chain carriers.

      1777 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      James Collens listed $100 of taxable property in Captain Jacob Duckworth's District

      1778 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      James Collens listed $373 of taxable property in Captain Duckworth's District

      1783, Apr 15 -- Deed Book 7 Page 127, Cumberland County, NC
      James McDonald (of Montgomery) deeded James Collins 2 tracts [1] 100 acres located north of Deep River adjoining James Barns and Jacob Barns [2] 200 acres located north of Deep River adjoining Elisha Hunter. Richardson Fagin and Thos. Collins were witnesses.

      1783, Jul 25 -- Deed Book 7 Page 130, Cumberland County, NC
      James Collins deeded Thomas Tyson 2 tracts [1] 100 acres located north of Deep River adjoining James Barns and Jacob Barns [2] 200 acres located north of Deep River adjoining Elisha Hunter. Thos. Collins and William Dickinson were witnesses.

      1784, Oct 28 -- Land Grant #62, Moore County, NC
      Mary McDonal received 100 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining Daniel McDonald's plantation. John Adkins and James Collins were chain carriers.

      1785, Feb 22 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 17
      Ordered that Isaac Harden be appointed overseer of the road from Chatham County to the fork in the road and have the following hands to work: Robert Davis, Hezekiah Johnston, Benjn. Seal, Amos Cheek, Jams. Cheek, Chas. Shiran, Burwell Phillips, Mark Phillips, Lewis Phillips, John Rogers, Enoch Rogers, Joell Phillips, John Cheek, William Handcock, Levy Askins, Jams. Collins, Wm. Malone, John Blanchett, William Poe and Moses Myrick.

      1785, Nov -- Marriage Licenses, Will Book A Page 382, Moore County, NC
      Jams. Collins and Sarah McKeysick were granted a marriage license. Richardson Feagan was the surety.
      David Williams and Tabitha Harden were granted a marriage license. Willian Harden (B) was the surety.
      William Newton and Molly Patterson were granted a marriage license. William Barrett was the surety.
      Jesse Brown and Mary Melton were granted a marriage license. William Barrett was the surety.
      John Caddle and Mary Keys were granted a marriage license. William Caddle was the surety.
      John Spivey and Susanna Smith were granted a marriage license. Leonard Furr was the surety.
      John Stutts and Bathoney Spivey were granted a marriage license. Leonard Furr was the surety.
      Owen Carpenter and Sarah Smith were granted a marriage license. Nathan Smith was the surety.

      1786, Feb 20 -- Will Book A Page 302, Moore County, NC
      Thomas Collins sold James Collins two negroes [Bess and Searoh]. Willis Dickerson and Mary Dickerson were witnesses.

      1786, Feb 22 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 93
      Bill of sale from Thos. Collins Senr. to James Collins was proven by Willis Dickenson

      1786, Nov 22 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 126
      Administration of the estate of Chas. Shearing granted to Elizabeth Shearing with Willis Dickenson and James Collins as securities.

      1787, Feb 8 -- Will Book A Page 310, Moore County, NC
      Hartwell Hunnicutt appointed James Collins and Willis Dickerson as power of attorney. Geo. Glascock and Jon. Milton Glascock were witnesses.

      1787, Feb 19 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 132
      A power of attorney from Hartwell Hunicutt to Jams. Collins and Willis Dickinson proven by Geo. Glascock.

      1787, May 25 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 162
      [Deed] Richardson Feagan to James Collins was proven by Geo. Glascock

      1787, Aug 23 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 170
      Administration of the estate of Theophilus Petty Dec'd. given to Thomas Graham with James Collins and Thomas Mathews as securities. James Collins, John Overton Senr. and Edward Moore be appointed to lay off thirds for the widow.

      1787, Aug 23 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 170
      Administration of the estate of John Apperson Dec'd. given to Richardson Fagin with James Collins and Thomas Mathews as securities.

      1787, Nov 21 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 178
      Administration of the estate of Robert Handcock Dec'd. be given to Eliz. Handock with James Collins and John Blanchet as securities.

      1788, Feb 22 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 189
      Ordered that Jesse Muse, Benj. Shields and Jas. Collins be appointed to value the estate of Geo. Glascock Dec'd.

      1788, Mar 21 -- Land Grant #243, Moore County, NC
      Robert Cheek received 180 acres located north of Deep River adjoining his own line and James Collins. Richard Cheek and Amos Cheek were chain carriers.

      1788, Aug 19 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 203
      Ordered that a road be laid from road that will be laid from the Chatham County courthouse to the Moore courthouse and have the following hands to work: John Overton Senr., John Dunlap, Jos. Gilbert, John Carrol, Thomas Tison, Thomas Overton, Jas. Collins, James Muse, Willis Dickinson, Wm. Handcock, Rand. Cheek, John Phillips, Edw. Moore, Gabl. Harden, Richd. Street, Leonard Thomas, Rich. Feagan, Elijah Bettis, Jesse Muse and Saml. Dun.

      1788, Aug 19 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 203
      Ordered that a road be laid from near Saml. Person's to the courthouse in Carthage and the following hands to work: William Davis, Benj. Shields, Jas. Collins, Lenear Brewer, John Hargrove, James Brady, Henry Person, Saml. Person, John Blanchett, Joseph McGee, Joseph Duckworth, William Harden, Benj. Cooper, William Handcock, Saml. Dun, Joseph Dun, Jesse Muse, Saml. Perry, Peter Graves, Drury Richardson and William Richardson.

      1789, May 21 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 234
      Ordered that the James Collins, Esq. be appointed to take the list of taxables for 1789 in Capt. Dunn's District

      1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 156
      James Collins
      (16+) 1M
      (0-16) 2M
      3F
      2 Slaves

      1791, Aug 18 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 315
      Ordered that the road from Widow Muses to the Chatham County line at Saml. Persons be revived and turned across Deep River at the Island Ford. Joseph Duckworth appointed overseer and have the following hands to work: Joseph Dunn Junr., Francis Myrick, Joseph McGee, William Teague, Robt. Davis, Robt. Cheek, James Collins, Joseph McGee Jr., Wm. Harden, Gabriel Harden, Benjn. Cooper, Saml. Perry, Richd. Upton, Joseph Dunn Sr. and Henry Powers.

      1793, Mar 20 -- Land Grant #1516, Moore County, NC
      Angus McQueen received 150 acres located on north of Deep River on Tysons Creek and the Chatham County line adjoining Robert Cheek. Wm. Phillips and James Collins were chain carriers.

      1793, Dec-Jan 1794 -- General Assembly Session Records, Box 3
      Jas. Collins signed a petition to form Alfordstown as County Seat for Moore County, NC. [Editor's Note: the petition failed. In 1796 the NC General Assembly established Carthage as the county seat. In 1806, it was changed to Faginsville to honor Richardson Fagin. The name was changed back to Carthage in 1814]

      1794, Jan 6 -- Will Book A Page 181-182, Moore County, NC
      Will of Cornelius Tyson, Dec'd. Heirs: wife Jane Tyson, son Aaron Tyson [along with Benjamin the river land where I now live adjoining Dowd and Chatham County line; tract of land on Spring Branch adjoining previous tract and Dowd and Johnston], daughter Sarah Stinson, daughter Rebecca Mirick, son Richard Tyson [tract of land where he now lives], daughter Sabra Gilbert, son Benjamin Tyson [along with Aaron, the river land where I now live adjoining Dowd and Chatham County line], daughter Jane Womble, son Thomas Tyson, grandson Thomas Tyson and granddaughter Elizabeth Tyson. Executors: son Benjamin Tyson and son Aaron Tyson. Witnesses: Seth Barnes, Jno. Porterfield and Jas. Collins. Proven May 1795.

      1794, Jun 10 -- Land Grant #1667, Moore County, NC
      Benjamin Gilbert [assignee of James Collins] received 100 acres located north of Deep River adjoining James McDonald. Benjamin Brown and Samuel Womble were chain carriers.

      1795, Feb 17 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 506
      Deed from James Collins to Richardson Feagin was proven by Archd. Dalrymple

      1795, May 18 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 510
      The last will and testament of Cornelius Tyson Dec'd. was proven by James Collins Esq. and Seth Barns. An inventory of the estate of Cornelius Tyson was returned by Benjamin Tyson, one of the executors.

      1795, Aug 19 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 533
      Ordered that the following view the road that leads by John Overton Senr. and the county adjacent [Chatham] and determine whether it can be laid off on better ground: James Collins, John Cheek, Richd. Street, Willis Dickinson, John Carroll Junr., William Hancock, Thomas H. Perkins, Thomas McReynolds, Malcolm Gilchrist, Patrick Dowd, Randolph Cheek, John Carroll Senr., John Philips and Saml. Womble.

      1795, Nov 18 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 541
      James Collins appointed as guardian of Susannah, Jacob, Penny, Abraham and Tempy McGee, orphans of the Joseph McGee Dec'd.

      1797 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      James Collins listed 1 poll and 200 acres on supernumerary taxes collected by Sheriff Malcom McNeill

      1799, Apr 26 -- Deed, Moore County, NC
      William Cook deeded Saml. Person 60 acres being the surplus of George Feagan?s 200 acre located on Deep River. Jas. Collins and Peter Graves were witnesses. [Editor's Note: Moore County Historical Association Files, Southern Pines, NC]

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 39
      James Collins
      (45+) 1M 1F
      (16-26) 1M 1F
      (10-16) 2F
      (0-10) 1F
      1 Slave

      1805, Mar 20 -- Will Book A Page 242, Moore County, NC
      Nuncupative Will of Benjamin Shields, Dec'd. Heirs: youngest son Patrick Shields, youngest daughter (not named), son Archibald Shields, son Cornelius Shields and mentions eight total children. Witnesses: James Collins, James Harden and Milly Shields. Proven May 1805.

      1805, May 20 -- Deed Book O Page 229-231, Chatham County, NC
      Fanny Cheek and Andrew White, administrators of Phillip Cheek, Dec'd. deeded James Cheek (of Moore County) 1/8 share of 421 acres located on Tysons Creek of Deep River. The heirs of Robert Cheek, Dec'd. (Phillip Cheek, Richard Cheek, James Cheek, Olive Cheek, Andrew White, Adam White and Nancy) agreed to sell the land to the highest bidder and that person was James Cheek. James Collins and Wm. Wilson were witnesses.

      1805, May 20 -- Deed Book O Page 342-344, Chatham County, NC
      Richard Cheek, Olive Cheek, Robert Davis and wife Nancy, Andrew White and wife Mary and Adam White and wife Sarah deeded James Cheek (of Moore County) 150 5/8 acres [being 5/8 of 421 acres] located on Tysons Creek of Deep River. Jas. Collins, Jas. Shields and William Cheek were witnesses.

      1805, Nov 28 -- Land Grant #1949, Moore County, NC
      Neill McLeod received 100 acres located north of Deep River on Tyson Creek adjoining Collins, his own line and Robert Cheek. James Collins and Richard Cheek were chain carriers.

      1806, Oct 7 -- Land Grant #1978, Moore County, NC
      Richard Cheek received 400 acres located on drains of Persimmon Glade adjoining Shearing, Carrel, Andrew White and Samuel Murley. William Cheek and James Collins were chain carriers.

      1815 -- Petition, Nov-Dec 1815 General Assembly Session Records, Box 2 - Petitions
      The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly regarding taxation and the valuation of property: Jas Collins.

      1832, Aug 8 -- Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty, File S1653, James Collins
      James Collins (age 91), resident of Madison County, TN, applied for a pension. Collins stated that he was born in the town of Edington [Edenton], NC 17 May 1741 and moved to Johnston County, NC about two years later and lived there about three years. They then moved to Cumberland County (now Moore) on Deep River. He volunteered in Dec 1778 under Captain William (Wicked Will) Jones and was attached to he regiment commanded by Col. Philip Alston. After the Revolution, Collins lived in Moore County until around 1822 when he moved to Maury County, TN. He resided in Maury County for a year then moved to Carroll County, TN for two years and then moved to Madison County, TN where he now lives. Phillip Alston, son of Col. Alston attested to Collins' service and has been acquainted with him for abut 35 years.
    Person ID I45869  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2020 

    Family Sarah McKissick,   b. Bef 1769 
    Married 1785  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2020 
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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 May 1741 - Edenton, Chowan County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1743-1746 - Johnston County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1785 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1746-1821 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
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    1767 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
    1767 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
    Includes some of the earliest land owners from present day Cumberland, Moore, Harnett, Lee and Hoke counties. Courtesy of NC Archives.