Thomas Collins

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  • Name Thomas Collins 
    Born Bef 1720 
    Gender Male 
    Notes 
    • 1752, May 10 -- Deed Book 2 Page 16, Cumberland County, NC
      Nicholas Smith deeded Thomas Collins 450 acres located south of Deep River on Buck Creek. Robert Love and Thomas Richardson were witnesses.

      1755 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Thomas Collins listed 1 white poll

      1755, Oct -- 1755-1759 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Thomas Collins, Thomas Anderson and Rob. Dickison appointed road commissioners for the road from Deep River to the Yadkin Road near Wm. Gilmores.

      1757, Jan 10 -- Deed Book 1 Page 204, Cumberland County, NC
      George Feagon and Elizabeth Feagon deeded Abel Lee 200 acres located on Deep River 4 miles above the Great Falls. Thomas Collins and William Owen were witnesses.

      1757, Dec 30 -- Deed Book 1 Page 334, Cumberland County, NC
      Will of William Ainsworth Dec'd. Heirs: sons William Ainsworth, Leven Ainsworth and James Patterson Ainsworth; wife Jeannette Ainsworth. Executors: wife Jeannette Ainsworth and son Leven Ainsworth. Witnesses: E. Richards, Thomas Collins and James Barton. Proven Jan 1760.

      1758, Feb 21 -- Deed Book 1 Page 308, Cumberland County, NC
      Thomas Collins deeded Robert Dickinson 225 acres located on Buck Creek (part of Nicholas Smith's former tract). E. Richards, James Underwood and Cornelius Dowd were witnesses.

      1758, Aug 29 -- Deed Book 1 Page 337, Cumberland County, NC
      Howel Bruer (of Orange County) deeded Zacharia Green 200 acres located on both sides of Deep River including place where Zacharia Green dwells adjoining his own line. Thomas Collins, Robert Cheek and Charles Campbell were witnesses.

      1758, Sep 19 -- Deed Book 1 Page 268, Cumberland County, NC
      Moses Tomlin deeded John Overton 200 acres located on Buck Creek including the land Moses Tomlin lives on. Granted to Tomlin 1754. Thomas Collins and Frances Farris were witnesses.

      1759, Apr 19 -- Deed Book 1 Page 309, Cumberland County, NC
      Joseph Elkins deeded Emanuel Stevens 150 acres located south of Deep River. Thomas Collins and Nicholas Smith were witnesses.

      1759, May 9 -- Deed Book 1 Page 332, Cumberland County, NC
      Thomas Collins deeded John Overton 225 acres located on Watery Branch (part of Nicholas Smith's former tract). Cornelius Dowd and William Hood were witnesses.

      1759, Jun 22 -- Land Grant #117 and #275, Cumberland County, NC
      John Overton received 100 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining his own line and Thomas Colince.

      1759, Jul 20 -- 1759-1765 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      On or about the 19th or 20th of Jul, Thomas Collins lost a pocketbook containing a deed from Suffia Muse to Charles Findley.

      1759, Sep 12 -- Deed Book 1 Page 376, Cumberland County, NC
      Emanuel Stevens deeded James Finley 150 acres located south of Deep River adjoining Robert Dickinson. Stephens purchased from Joseph Elkins the 1/2 of 300 acres that Joseph Elkins purchased from Thomas Armstrong. Thomas Collins and William Collins were witnesses.

      1759, Sep 12 -- Deed Book 1 Page 376, Cumberland County, NC
      Emanuel Stevens deeded James Finley 150 acres located south of Deep River adjoining Robert Dickinson. Stephens purchased from Joseph Elkins the 1/2 of 300 acres that Joseph Elkins purchased from Thomas Armstrong. Thomas Collins and William Collins were witnesses.

      1759, Nov 17 -- Land Grant #0445, Cumberland County, NC
      Charles Seale received 300 acres located on both sides of Deep River including the place James Barton now lives adjoining Duncan Buey. Moses Tomlin and Thomas Collince were chain carriers.

      1759, Dec 10 -- Deed Book 1 Page 384, Cumberland County, NC
      Will of Robert Dickinson, Dec'd. Heirs: wife Mary [plantation I now live on], son James [150 acre plantation on Deep River he now possesses], son Michael [plantation on Little River where Thomas Donahoe now lives], son Willis [under age 18], daughter Charity [under age 18], daughter Sarah [under age 18], son Robert [under age 18; plantation I now live on after Mother's decease] and mentions unnamed Father [lifetime maintenance]. Executors: wife Mary, son Michael Dickinson and Thomas Collins. Witnesses: James Dickinson and Thomas Collins. Proven Nov 1760.

      1760, Jan 16 -- 1759-1765 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Will of William Ainsworth offered by Jennet Ainsworth, wife of the deceased, and Leaven Ainsworth, proven by Thomas Collins, Esq. Ordred that Jennet and Leaven Ainsworth have letter of administration on the estate.

      1760, Nov 20 -- 1759-1765 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Will of Robert Dickeson proven by James Dickeson. Deceased names his wife Mary Dickeson executrix and Michael Dickeson and Thomas Collins, executors, they being granted letters testamentary.

      1761, Nov 6 -- Deed Book 2 Page 144, Cumberland County, NC
      Joel McClendon deeded William Smith 100 acres located west of Deep River, a place called the Golden Grove. Thos. Collins and Niclus Nuton were witnesses.

      1762, May 21 -- 1759-1765 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Ordered that constables Joshua Collins and Jonathin Ritchison make list of taxables for Justice Thomas Collins, Esq.

      1767, May 18 -- Deed Book 3 Page 113, Cumberland County, NC
      William Gilmore deeded Nicholas Smith 100 acres located on a branch of Cranes Creek. William Mears and Thomas Collins were witnesses.

      1774, Jan 20 -- Land Grant #1357, Cumberland County, NC
      Thomas Collins received 150 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining Charles Seale. Richardson Feagin and Daniel Muse were chain carriers.

      1774, Oct 21 -- Deed Book 6 Page 255, Cumberland County, NC
      Joseph Collins (of Anson County) deeded Richard Lyon & Co. 150 acres located south of McLendons Creek on Mill Creek 1/4 mile from the mouth patented to Charles Seale 1768. Thos. Collins and William Crane were witnesses.

      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.

      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, Aug 24 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 121
      Ordered that Thos. Collins be appointed overseer of the road in place of John Adkins.

      1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 159
      Thomas Collins Sr.
      (16+) 1M
      2F
      1 Slave
    Person ID I49275  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2020 

    Family Annaritta Minge 
    Married 25 Jan 1741/1742  Chowan County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Frances Collins,   b. c1755
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F16959  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    1755 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
    1755 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
    Inaugural Tax List of Cumberland County. Includes some of the earliest land owners from present day Cumberland, Moore, Harnett, Lee and Hoke counties. Courtesy of NC Archives.