Descendants of James Mullins

Donated by Kevin Mullins

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1. JAMES1 MULLINS was born Abt. 1780 in England. He married CLARA MARTIN Abt. 1805.

 

Notes for JAMES MULLINS:

James MULLINS, also known as "Irish Jim", or "Harelip Jim", was the progenitor of the Newman's Ridge Mullins clan. He was supposedly born in England, ca.1780, though there are some who believe that he was born in NC, and is part of the other Mullins families in the VA, NC, TN, and KY area in the late 1700's. It is not certain how Irish Jim's family fit in with the other Mullins families, but some appear to be associated with Melungeon groups, which, seemingly, would make them related somehow. But, as far as I know, no link has been found between Jim and other Mullins', such as Hiram Mullins, Booker Mullins, and Flower Mullins.

Tradition states that Jim migrated to America in the last years of the 18th century, became a trader, and migrated to Lee Co., VA/ Hancock Co., TN, ca. 1805, where he bought land on Newman's Ridge (at that time, Hancock Co was part of Hawkins Co) and Blackwater Creek. In the Hancock Co. census of 1880, his surviving children listed their father as being born in Eng. As far as I know, that is the only documentation that states this.

According to the Grohse Files, Jim had a 'hair-lip' and "couldn't hardly smoke a pipe" (quotations unknown). He supposedly married a Melungeon woman, named Clara MARTIN (some researchers think she was a COLLINS, or GIBSON). It is not certain whether they were married before he came to TN, or after. I havent found any documentation on Clara's last name, but this is a strong local tradition.

Jim may have been the son of the Isaac Mullens that lived and bought property adjacent to William Martin in the Powells Valley area of Lee Co., VA;

 

*STEWART to MULLINS

Indenture 14 January Alexander & Catherine Stewart to Isaac Mullins for 18 pds 15 shillings for 50 acres in Powells Valley to William Martins line

Alexr. Stewart {seal}

Cathaine Stewart {seal}

her X mark

14 January 1794 Teste; C. Carter Clk.

 

*Note that Isaac bought land bordering William Martin's property. Irish Jim married a Martin (according to tradition), which could be a clue to their relationships with these Mullins/Martin families. Perhaps William Martin was related to Clara (possibly her father?). That could explain Jim being married to a Martin. Not much to go on, but a possibility...

 

MULLEN to COLSON

Indenture 1 April 1798 between Isaac Mullen and David Colson, both of Lee Co. VA., for sum $300 for 50 acres on bank of Indian Creek. Affix seals.

Isaac Mullens {seal}

Mary (her X mark) Mullens {seal}

10 April 1798 Test Samuel Erving D.C.

 

 

 

MULLEN to CRABTREE

Indenture 15 Sept 1802 between Isaac & Mary Mullen and Jacob Crabtree of Lee Co. VA. for $1000 for 154 acres part of tract claimed by Charles Cocke. Affix seals.

Isaac Mullen {seal}

Mary Mullen {seal}

14 June 1803 Teste Charles Carter C.L.C.

 

 

James (listed as Mullens) was listed as head of household for 7 'free persons of color' in the 1830 Hawkins Co., TN Census (was Jim counted as "fpc" himself?). It's unlikely that it was his son James' household since his son would have been only 15 in 1830.

 

Land Deeds for James Mullins

 

Lee Co., VA

 

FISHER to MULLENS

Indenture 24 Mar 1805 between Peter Fisher of Rutherford Co. NC and James Mullens, Lee Co. VA. for sum of $50 for 100 acres on north side of Clynch River. Land part of grant to Wm. King 23 Feb 1796.

Affix seal.

Martin Beatty, Atty {seal} for Peter Fisher

 

 

 

MULLINS to GIBSON

Indenture 7 Jan 1814 between James Mullins of Lee Co. and Jesee Gibson of same county for sum of $130 for 50 acres on north fork of Clinch River in Lee Co. Affix seal.

James Mullins {seal}

In pres. of; Abraham Bledsoe, Tho. Rogers, E. Wnrend Rice.

 

 

 

LAWSON to MULLINS

Know all men I, Hudson Lawson of Lee Co. VA bound unto James Mullins sum of $270 this 4 Aug 1814 a title to land in Lee Co adjoining Campbells land patent to Wm James Branch and part of 500 acre survey on North fork of Blackwater and south side of Powels Mountain. My seal.

Hudson (his X mark) Lawson {seal}

Test Joseph Baker, David (his X mark) Burk.

 

 

 

CRABTREE to MULLINS

Know all men I, Job Crabtree of Lee Co. VA, sell to James Mullins of Lee Co 155 acres in Lee Co on Clinch river the east end of tract that Crabtree sold to Madison Lawson. Land patent in name of James Branch. My hand 19 Sept 1814.

Job Crabtree {seal}

Test Randle (his X mark) Noe

 

 

Hawkins Co., TN (later Hancock Co)

 

James Mullins-40 acres on Newman's Ridge-p. 24

 

James Mullins-100 acres on Newman's Ridge-p. 36

 

 

In an article for "The Arena" magazine in the 1890's, Will Allen Dromgoole, a female poet, wrote of the Melungeons after staying with a family on Newmans Ridge. In this particular article, "The Four Branches of the Melungeon Tree", she describes Irish Jim and the Mullins clan;

 

"The English branch began with the MULLINS tribe, a very powerful tribe, next indeed for a long time to the Collins tribe, and at present the strongest of all the several branches, as well as the most daring and obstinate. Old Jim Mullins, the father of the branch, was an Englishman, a trader,it is supposed, with Indians. He was of a roving, daring disposition, and rather fond of the free

abandon which characterized the Indian. He was much given to sports, and was always 'cheek to fowl' with the Cherokees and other Indian tribes he like to miggle .What brought him to Newmans Ridge must have been , as it is said, his love for freedom and sport, and that careless existence known only to the Indians. He stumbled upon the Ridge settlement, fell in with the Ridgemanites, and never left them. He took for a wife one of their women, a descendant of old Sol Collins, and reared a family known as the MULLINS tribe. This is said to be the first white blood that mingled with the blood of the dusky Ridgemanites.

By marriage I mean to say (in their own language) they 'took up together' having no set form of marriage service.So old Jim Mullins took up with a melungeon woman Collins, by whom he had a large family of children.Sometime after he exchanged wives with one Wyatt Collins, and proceeded to cultivate a second family. Wyatt Collins also had a large

family by his first wife, and equally fortunate with the one whom he traded

her for.

After the forming of Hancock Co.(Tenn) old Mullins and Collins were forced to marry their wives according to the law of the land,but all had children and grandchildren were grown before they were lawfully wed.

The Mullins tribe became exceedingly strong, and remains today the head of the Ridge people."

 

Dromgoole's account was very unpopular in Hancock Co, and it's safe to say that her accounts were embelished with fiction and not to be too trusted upon.

Rev. Arthur H. Taylor said this in 1927; "All the Mullins I know show the dark skin of Indian blood, but the older people tell me the older Mullins' were fair of skin, which might well be expected of originally pure Irish stock".

 

 

Children of JAMES MULLINS and CLARA MARTIN are:

i. SAMUEL2 MULLINS, b. Abt. 1809; m. (1) MORNING GIBSON; b. Hancock Co, TN; m. (2) MARY GIBSON, Aft. 1861, Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for SAMUEL MULLINS:

Sam and Morning had one child, who died. After Morning died, Sam married her sister, Mary GIBSON, who was widow of Dotson GIBSON, who himself was killed by Confederate raiders during the Civil War. In the 1830 Hawkins Co census, the household of Samuel MULLINS was listed as having 2 'fpc' (free persons of color). Morning and her sister, both born in VA, are buried in neighboring burial plots, with Sam beside them, atop Newman's Ridge. Listed as a cooper on the 1850 Hancock census, and a farmer on the 1870 Hancock census. He appeared on the 1830 Hawkins Co, TN census with 2 "fpc", probably his wife.

 

 

Notes for MARY GIBSON:

Judging by census records, Margaret and Doc seem to be Mary's children through her first husband, Dotson Gibson.

 

 

2. ii. PRUDENCE MULLINS, b. Abt. 1810.

3. iii. ELIZABETH MULLINS, b. Abt. 1811, TN.

4. iv. ISAIAH MULLINS, b. Abt. 1813, TN; d. Abt. 1891.

5. v. JAMES MULLINS, b. Abt. 1815.

6. vi. JOHN MULLINS, b. Abt. 1823, Hancock Co, TN.

vii. NANCY MULLINS, b. Abt. 1825.

 

Notes for NANCY MULLINS:

Nancy was listed as being born in KY. Does that mean Irish Jim and Clara moved to KY? I'm wondering if the Nancy Mullins listed in the household of "Clarah Collins"(? check original census) in 1850 was actually the wife of one of James and Clara's sons, or a grandchild.

 

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. PRUDENCE2 MULLINS (JAMES1) was born Abt. 1810. She married GEORGE MISER, son of JOHN GEORGE MISER. He was born Abt. 1800 in TN, and died Bef. 1880.

 

Notes for GEORGE MISER:

George came from a German family that came to America in the early 1800's, from around Zweibrucken, (I believe Bavaria). The Misers lived in PA, immigrated to Wayne Co, IN, then to TN, where he bought land in Knoxville, TN. Later he bought land on Newman's Ridge in Hancock Co., TN, where they (this branch of Misers) assimilated into the Melungeon families. After Prude died, George married Pheobe Lawson.

 

Children of PRUDENCE MULLINS and GEORGE MISER are:

7. i. JOHN3 MISER, b. Abt. 1824, Hancock Co, TN; d. Jackson Co., KY?.

8. ii. WILSON MISER, b. Abt. 1829, TN?; d. Bet. 1904 - 1909, Hancock Co, TN.

9. iii. THOMAS MISER, b. Abt. 1824, Hancock Co, TN; d. March 29, 1864, Nashville, TN.

 

 

3. ELIZABETH2 MULLINS (JAMES1) was born Abt. 1811 in TN. She married ALFRED COLLINS Abt. 1831, son of VARDY COLLINS and PEGGY GIBSON. He was born Abt. 1810.

 

Notes for ALFRED COLLINS:

Alfred was a blacksmith. He was also "a builder of good chimneys", according to the Will Grohse Papers.

 

Children of ELIZABETH MULLINS and ALFRED COLLINS are:

10. i. ARMISTEAD3 COLLINS, b. Bet. 1825 - 1832, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1904, Hancock Co, TN.

11. ii. BARB COLLINS, b. Abt. 1829, Hancock Co, TN.

12. iii. PRESH COLLINS, b. Abt. 1835, Hancock Co, TN; d. January 10, 1915, Hancock Co, TN.

iv. CATHERINE COLLINS, b. Abt. 1836.

13. v. ELIZA COLLINS, b. Abt. 1840.

14. vi. ELCANA COLLINS, b. Abt. 1842, Hancock Co, TN.

15. vii. DUNCAN COLLINS, b. Abt. 1844, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1910, Luttrell, Knox Co., TN.

16. viii. BATY COLLINS, b. Abt. 1845, Hancock Co, TN; d. December 23, 1914.

ix. MATILDA COLLINS, b. Abt. 1846.

17. x. FLOYD COLLINS, b. Abt. 1848, Hancock Co, TN; d. July 21, 1879, Hancock Co, TN.

xi. LORINDA COLLINS, b. Abt. 1850.

18. xii. JERRY COLLINS, b. Abt. 1852, Hancock Co, TN.

 

 

4. ISAIAH2 MULLINS (JAMES1) was born Abt. 1813 in TN, and died Abt. 1891. He married (1) PRUDENCE MISER, daughter of JOHN GEORGE MISER. She was born Abt. 1820 in KY, and died Bef. 1856 in Hancock Co, TN. He married (2) LYDIA BIRD Aft. 1856 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of LEVI BIRD and SARAH ?. She was born February 08, 1826 in Hancock Co, TN, and died October 20, 1917 in Middlesboro, KY.

 

Notes for LYDIA BIRD:

Lydia's birth and death dates come from her gravestone.

 

More About LYDIA BIRD:

Burial: Sharp Cem., Middlesboro, KY

Children of ISAIAH MULLINS and PRUDENCE MISER are:

i. LOUCINDA3 MULLINS, b. Abt. 1835.

ii. SOLOMON MULLINS, b. Abt. 1837.

iii. CLARA MULLINS, b. Abt. 1840.

iv. WILLIAM MULLINS, b. Abt. 1842.

v. CINDERELLA MULLINS, b. Abt. 1843.

 

Notes for CINDERELLA MULLINS:

Blind and lived her life in a poor house.

 

 

vi. JAMES MULLINS, b. Abt. 1844.

19. vii. MACK MULLINS, b. Abt. 1845, Hancock Co, TN.

viii. ALFORD MULLINS, b. Abt. 1847.

20. ix. WILSON MULLINS, b. 1851, Hancock Co, TN; d. Aft. 1910, Arkansas?.

x. NANCY MULLINS, b. Abt. 1854.

xi. EMILY MULLINS, b. Abt. 1856.

 

Children of ISAIAH MULLINS and LYDIA BIRD are:

xii. SARAH3 MULLINS, b. Abt. 1870.

xiii. LOYD MULLINS, b. October 25, 1870, Hancock Co, TN?; d. Bef. 1910, Middlesboro, KY?.

 

More About LOYD MULLINS:

Burial: Sharp Cemetary, Middlesboro, KY

 

xiv. COLUMBUS MULLINS, b. May 16, 1875, Hancock Co, TN; d. February 07, 1948, Middlesboro, KY.

 

More About COLUMBUS MULLINS:

Burial: Sharp Cem., Middlesboro, KY

 

 

5. JAMES2 MULLINS (JAMES1) was born Abt. 1815. He married (1) LINDY GIBSON, daughter of JONATHAN GIBSON and FRANKIE SEXTON. She was born Abt. 1825. He married (2) NANCY COLLINS Bef. 1846 in Hancock Co, TN. He married (3) POLLY JANE GIBSON Bef. 1870, daughter of DOTSON GIBSON and MARY GIBSON.

 

Notes for JAMES MULLINS:

Jimmy may have been in the Civil War (see notes on his son Wayman). If the information on Jimmy is right, then Jimmy was fathering children on up into his 60's! In his younger days, Jimmy "distilled liquor".

 

 

Notes for POLLY JANE GIBSON:

Jimmy and Polly were both Deacons of the Panther Creek Baptist Church when old.

 

Children of JAMES MULLINS and LINDY GIBSON are:

i. LIVELY3 MULLINS, b. Abt. 1837.

ii. WAYMAN MULLINS, b. Abt. 1839, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1863, Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for WAYMAN MULLINS:

According to the Will Grohse Papers, Wayman was in the Civil War with his father, Old Jimmy. While home on furlough, they were hiding out for fear of bushwhackers from VA. But one night, while camping on the ground, covered with brush, on Newman's Ridge, east of Boyd's Gap, they were surrounded by VA raiders. They started shooting their way out. Wayman was killed, but Jimmy escaped. Two of the 15 raiders were shot and died the next day. One of the raiders was Old Dave MARTIN, who lived in Lee Co., VA. After Lee's surrender, the Tennesseeans made a raid back into VA. They came upon Old Dave, sitting grinding cane. One of the TN raiders, allegedly Duncan COLLINS, shot him. Grohse says that Wayman was the leader of the TN raiders before he was killed. Most of these raiders were not soldiers. The raiding continued long after the war ended.

 

 

 

21. iii. JEREMIAH MULLINS, b. Abt. 1845.

 

Children of JAMES MULLINS and NANCY COLLINS are:

22. iv. JANE3 MULLINS, b. Abt. 1846.

v. ELLEN MULLINS, b. Abt. 1848; m. CARTER LIVESAY, November 02, 1885, Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for ELLEN MULLINS:

In the 1880 Hancock Co Census, Ellen is listed as a "servant housekeeper" in Carter's household.

 

 

23. vi. MADISON MULLINS, b. 1849, TN.

vii. PERSIA MULLINS, b. 1853; d. 1919; m. (1) NEWT COLLINS; m. (2) ? MABE.

 

Notes for NEWT COLLINS:

Newt was known as a great fiddle player.

 

 

24. viii. WALLACE MULLINS, b. 1854.

ix. REBECCA MULLINS, b. 1858.

x. JAMES MULLINS, b. 1859.

xi. ELBIS MULLINS, b. Abt. 1862.

xii. MARTHA MULLINS, b. Abt. 1863.

 

Children of JAMES MULLINS and POLLY GIBSON are:

xiii. EYZARD3 MULLINS, b. 1870.

25. xiv. WESLEY MULLINS, b. 1872.

xv. MOLLIE MULLINS, b. 1875; m. ARCH COLLINS.

 

 

6. JOHN2 MULLINS (JAMES1) was born Abt. 1823 in Hancock Co, TN. He married MAHALA COLLINS Abt. 1840 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of SOLOMON COLLINS and GINCIE GOINS. She was born March 30, 1824 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 1898 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for JOHN MULLINS:

They lived on Newman's Ridge above Vardy, in Hancock Co., TN. They had a house that was burnt down by Confederate raiders, ca.1863, who came looking for 2 of their sons, probably Larkin and Jim, and 1 son-in-law, Howard Collins, Union soldiers that were home on leave. The story goes as follows:

Howard Collins' wife, Jane Mullins, saw the bushwackers coming up the Ridge, and screamed to her husband, who picked up his gun and took a shot at them. They fell back a little to size up the situation. Meanwhile, the Mullins boys escaped over a low bluff. The raiders came to the bluff, but didn't get to get a shot off. Howard Collins sprained or broke a finger while escaping, but they got a shot off at the raiders, and got safely away.The sons escaped, but the house was burned, along with most of their possesions. They let the family take their burning bed clothes, but fire broke out in them again. A light blanket of snow was on the ground, and the children were barefooted. Old John was so mad, he loaded up a muzzle with about all it could hold. Then, as the raiders were leaving through the Blackwater Valley below them, he fired at them from the bluff. But, in his anger, he left the ramrod in the gun, and loaded it so heavily, it burst at the end of the muzzle. The ramrod, however, flew all the way accross the valley, and stuck in a rail fence, near where the Becky Hurley house was, a short distance west of Vardy Church.

I've read somewhere (unfortunately, I cannot find these notes) that John Mullins was something of a 'Johnny Appleseed', and planted many apple trees in the areas surrounding the Cumberland Gap (VA, TN, KY, poss. NC), but I don't know how true that is, as I've only read that once.

 

 

Notes for MAHALA COLLINS:

Mahala is probably the most famous Melungeon individual. She was extremely obese, as a result of Elephantiasis, and was considered the best bootlegger in the Appalachians, though it is said that family members actually made the liquor (apple and peach brandy were their specialties), and she only sold it. One humorous event, that was actually documented, was when a judge sent a sheriff up the Ridge to arrest 'Haley'. Well, he could arrest her, but, because of her size, there was no way they could get her down the treacherous ridge. After giving up, the sheriff went back to the judge. When the judge asked him where she was, the sheriff replied, "She's catchable, but not fetchable".

Mahala has become something of a folk heroine in the Southern Appalachians. Many stories and tales have been made up about her, many of them far-fetched and untrue. The following is an example, a song taken off of the internet, from Melungeon-L Rootsweb email list:

 

Ode to Aunt Haley

Lois Gilbert 1984

 

Aunt Haley, when she walked this warm sweet earth,

She said to her Kin folks then,

"I want to grow forever and spread my girth,

everywhere that man has been -

everywhere that man has been.

Chorus

Aunt Haley, she made the very best shine,

In her cabin on the side of the hill.

Folks would come around from the countyside,

For a dollar they could drink their fill.

For a dollar they could drink their fill.

Chorus

Well, the Sheriff come to take her in,

He busted up her still.

Aunt Haley sat grinning in her great big chair.

"You'll never get me offin this hill.

You'll never get me offin this hill."

Chorus

Aunt Haley, she weighed 500 pounds,

The Sheriff weighed 252,

He just walked out the door a shaking his head.

"Make you mountain dew.

Haley, make your mountain dew."

Chorus

Aunt Haley she died one cool spring night,

The coffin maker done the best he could.

He just took out his pencil and his measuring tape.

"Where will I get enough good dry wood?

Where will I get enough good dry wood?"

Chorus

Well, the road on the ridge is narrow and steep,

it's always slipping in.

Well, the road crew comes to fix it up.

They say, "Aunt Haley's still growing within.

Aunt Haley's still growing within."

 

CHORUS:

There's a big crooked mountain in East Tennessee.

They call it Neuman's Ridge.

Aunt Haley lies buried in her big pine box.

Each day there's more of that ridge.

Each day there's more of that ridge.

 

 

 

Sometimes it's hard to distinguish truth from fiction. When Haley died, it is said that they had to build a coffin around her bed (or out of her bed), and take her out of a space in the wall, where they were about to build a chimney. I've heard that this was untrue, but I'm not sure. She's buried in a family plot near their cabin, which, until recently (2000), stood up on Newman's Ridge. It was moved off of the Ridge, down to the Vardy Valley, where it was renovated.

 

 

More About MAHALA COLLINS:

Burial: Newmans Ridge, Hancock Co., TN

Children of JOHN MULLINS and MAHALA COLLINS are:

26. i. JANE3 MULLINS, b. 1841, Hancock Co, TN; d. January 10, 1913, Hancock Co, TN.

27. ii. SALLY MULLINS, b. 1842, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1924, Hancock Co, TN.

28. iii. LARKIN MULLINS, b. 1844; d. 1915, Hancock Co, TN.

iv. JIM MULLINS, b. 1846.

v. MILLIE MULLINS, b. 1846.

 

Notes for MILLIE MULLINS:

Described by the Will Grohse Files as "Queer - never married". The 1860 Hancock Co Census listed her as being "fitified".

 

 

 

vi. BURTON MULLINS, b. 1847; d. Bef. 1865, Camp Nelson, KY.

 

Notes for BURTON MULLINS:

Burton may have been an adopted son of John and Mahala. According to the Grohse Papers, Burton was a Union soldier, and died at Camp Nelson, KY.

 

 

29. vii. ELBE MULLINS, b. 1848.

viii. RICHARD MULLINS, b. 1850.

 

Notes for RICHARD MULLINS:

According to the Grohse Papers, Richard was murdered somewhere out west (poss. Oklahoma)

 

 

ix. JEREMIAH MULLINS, b. 1853.

30. x. MARY ANN MULLINS, b. 1854, Hancock Co, TN; d. October 1937, Hancock Co, TN.

31. xi. JOHN MULLINS, b. 1855.

32. xii. REUBEN MULLINS, b. 1856, Hancock Co, TN; d. June 13, 1930, Muskogee, OK.

xiii. OLLIE MULLINS, b. 1858, Hancock Co, TN; d. September 1882, Hancock Co, TN; m. OLIVE MISER, February 12, 1880, Hancock Co, TN; b. Aft. 1856, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1895.

 

Notes for OLLIE MULLINS:

Ollie was killed in a gun duel with Grant Jarvis (sheriff?) on the Main Street of Sneedville in late 1882.

 

 

33. xiv. CALVIN MULLINS, b. 1860, Hancock Co, TN.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

7. JOHN3 MISER (PRUDENCE2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1824 in Hancock Co, TN, and died in Jackson Co., KY?. He married AMANDA MYERS Bef. 1845 in Hancock Co, TN?. She died 1912 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for JOHN MISER:

John's family moved to Jackson Co., KY.

 

 

Notes for AMANDA MYERS:

Although the family moved to Jackson Co., KY, Amanda apparently was back in Hancock Co by 1911, when she professed faith in Christ at the Vardy Presbyterian Church. She died the following year.

 

Children of JOHN MISER and AMANDA MYERS are:

i. JACOB4 MISER, b. 1845.

ii. LOUISA MISER, b. Abt. 1847.

iii. WILLIAM MISER, b. Abt. 1849.

iv. NANCY MISER, b. Abt. 1852.

v. SARAH MISER, b. Abt. 1855.

vi. JOHN MISER, b. Abt. 1857.

vii. PETER MISER, b. Abt. 1859.

 

 

8. WILSON3 MISER (PRUDENCE2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1829 in TN?, and died Bet. 1904 - 1909 in Hancock Co, TN. He married MARGARET COLLINS Bef. 1850 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of SIMEON COLLINS and FRANKIE BUNCH. She was born Abt. 1830 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1909 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for WILSON MISER:

From the Will Grohse Papers; "Wilson was a Private in Co. E. 2nd TN Volunteer Inf (Union Army). Two of his half brothers, Robert and George were killed while serving with the Confederate Army..."

"Wilson Miser had extensive land holdings on Blackwater (Vardy) Creek, some of which extended into Virginia. He would pay his work hands 'in the store' by sending his red hat with one of the workers. The merchants knew 'Wilse' would only let his hat go for that purpose."

"He did not draw a Union Veterans Pension because his brother-in-law Howard Collins would not vouch for him. They both served in the same company and regiment.

 

Children of WILSON MISER and MARGARET COLLINS are:

i. LOGAN4 MISER, b. Abt. 1850.

34. ii. HAMILTON MISER, b. Abt. 1853, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1908, Hancock Co, TN.

35. iii. HAINES MISER, b. Abt. 1855.

36. iv. OLIVE MISER, b. Aft. 1856, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1895.

v. HENRY MISER, b. Abt. 1857.

37. vi. GEORGE MISER, b. Abt. 1860, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1922, Hancock Co, TN.

vii. ELLA MISER, b. Abt. 1865.

 

 

9. THOMAS3 MISER (PRUDENCE2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1824 in Hancock Co, TN, and died March 29, 1864 in Nashville, TN. He married (1) EURA GIBSON Aft. 1840. She was born Abt. 1815. He married (2) RENEE COLLINS Aft. 1851 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for EURA GIBSON:

Eura had Caroline before she married Thomas Miser. They must have gotten a divorce, as Eura was living in Caroline's household in 1870, a few doors down from Thomas.

Children of THOMAS MISER and EURA GIBSON are:

38. i. CAROLINE4 MISER, b. February 18, 1840, Hancock Co, TN; Stepchild.

ii. URAH MISER, b. Abt. 1846.

iii. JANE MISER, b. Abt. 1851.

 

Children of THOMAS MISER and RENEE COLLINS are:

iv. PETER4 MISER.

v. MARY ANN MISER.

 

 

10. ARMISTEAD3 COLLINS (ELIZABETH2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born Bet. 1825 - 1832 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 1904 in Hancock Co, TN. He married ELIZA REED Bef. 1853.

 

More About ARMISTEAD COLLINS:

Burial: Shelby Williams Cem. , Newmans Ridge, Hancock Co., TN

 

More About ELIZA REED:

Burial: Shelby Williams Cem. , Newmans Ridge, Hancock Co., TN

Children of ARMISTEAD COLLINS and ELIZA REED are:

39. i. VARD4 COLLINS, b. Abt. 1853, Hancock Co, TN; d. Hyden, KY.

40. ii. BRANHAM COLLINS, b. Abt. 1854, Hancock Co, TN; d. Aft. 1932, Hancock Co, TN.

41. iii. ELIZABETH COLLINS, b. 1857, Hancock Co, TN; d. Knox Co., TN?.

42. iv. KAINEY COLLINS, b. 1858, Hancock Co, TN; d. October 10, 1936, Hancock Co, TN.

43. v. JAMES L. COLLINS, b. Abt. 1860, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1914, Hyden, KY.

vi. WILLIAM COLLINS, b. Abt. 1862.

vii. MARTHA COLLINS, b. Abt. 1865.

 

 

11. BARB3 COLLINS (ELIZABETH2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1829 in Hancock Co, TN. She married BOONE GIBSON December 07, 1859 in Hancock Co, TN, son of JESSE GIBSON and TANZIE COLLINS.

Children of BARB COLLINS and BOONE GIBSON are:

i. JAMES H4 GIBSON, b. December 23, 1847, Hancock Co, TN; d. November 11, 1858, Hancock Co, TN.

ii. LETTA GIBSON, b. Abt. 1849.

 

Notes for LETTA GIBSON:

Letta and Roger Gibson were twins.

 

iii. ROGER GIBSON, b. Abt. 1849.

44. iv. BULIE GIBSON, b. Abt. 1853.

45. v. MARGARET GIBSON, b. Bet. 1855 - 1865, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1930, Hancock Co, TN.

vi. TANZIE GIBSON, b. October 19, 1859.

46. vii. VICTORIA GIBSON, b. January 19, 1862.

viii. TANEY GIBSON, b. October 19, 1868.

 

 

12. PRESH3 COLLINS (ELIZABETH2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1835 in Hancock Co, TN, and died January 10, 1915 in Hancock Co, TN. She met REYNOLDS GOLIHON.

 

More About PRESH COLLINS:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Children of PRESH COLLINS and REYNOLDS GOLIHON are:

i. DOC4 COLLINS, b. February 02, 1852, Hancock Co, TN; d. March 13, 1943, Hancock Co, TN.

 

More About DOC COLLINS:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Cause of Death: old age

 

47. ii. CHANIE COLLINS, b. Abt. 1854.

48. iii. ALICE COLLINS, b. Abt. 1870, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1950, Hancock Co, TN.

 

 

13. ELIZA3 COLLINS (ELIZABETH2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1840. She married BRANHAM WILLIAMS Bef. 1869 in Hancock Co, TN?, son of TIMOTHY WILLIAMS and LETITIA COLLINS. He was born Bet. 1829 - 1833, and died Bet. 1909 - 1912 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for BRANHAM WILLIAMS:

Branham was living with his grandparents, Old Vardy and Peggy Collins, on the 1850 Hancock Co Census.

 

Children of ELIZA COLLINS and BRANHAM WILLIAMS are:

i. TIMOTHY4 WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1859, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1908, Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for TIMOTHY WILLIAMS:

Timothy was crippled.

 

ii. JAMES FLOYD WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1861; d. 1931, Hancock Co, TN; m. ANN JAMES.

 

Notes for JAMES FLOYD WILLIAMS:

From the Will Grohse Papers; "Jimmie was a Baptist Minister and married several families in the county. His marriage services were brief and to the point. He would usually say out loud 'I now pronounce you man and wife, kiss the bride'..."

 

iii. CHARLES B. WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1864.

iv. VESTA WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1867; m. DALTON COLLINS; b. Abt. 1877, Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for DALTON COLLINS:

Dalton was described in the Will Grohse Papers; "He was a large man, red faced. He suffered from gout in his later years." His wife, Vesta, was his 1st cousin.

 

 

 

v. SHALLY JONES WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1872.

vi. RUTH WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1875.

vii. WINNIE WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1877.

 

 

14. ELCANA3 COLLINS (ELIZABETH2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1842 in Hancock Co, TN. He married MINERVA GOODMAN, daughter of ED GOODMAN and ICY GIBSON.

 

Notes for ELCANA COLLINS:

Kaney was a Cpl. in the Union Army during the Civil War (Co. A. 1st Tenn. Cav.).

He was shot through the leg in battle and was injured. He was enrolled from May 1, 1862 through May 1, 1865. He was described as swarthy complexioned.

 

Children of ELCANA COLLINS and MINERVA GOODMAN are:

49. i. LUCAS4 COLLINS, b. Aft. 1855, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1900.

50. ii. ARDELL COLLINS, b. Bet. 1865 - 1869.

iii. CINDERELLA COLLINS, b. Bet. 1869 - 1873; m. JESS COLLINS.

51. iv. LUCY COLLINS, b. Bet. 1872 - 1875, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1921.

v. TILMAN COLLINS, b. Bet. 1874 - 1877.

 

 

15. DUNCAN3 COLLINS (ELIZABETH2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1844 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1910 in Luttrell, Knox Co., TN. He married TISH GIBSON March 09, 1862 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of JESSE GIBSON and TANZIE COLLINS.

 

Notes for DUNCAN COLLINS:

Duncan was in the Civil War. (Co. C., 1st Tenn. Cav.). He and Babe moved to Luttrell, TN.

 

Children of DUNCAN COLLINS and TISH GIBSON are:

i. JIMMIE4 COLLINS, b. Knox Co., TN.

ii. LEWIS COLLINS, b. Knox Co., TN.

iii. WILLIAM COLLINS, b. Knox Co., TN; d. Abt. 1930, Luttrell, Knox Co., TN.

 

Notes for WILLIAM COLLINS:

Bill was bushwhacked and shot near Luttrell ca. 1930. Someone was afraid of him and killed him. The killer was never caught.

 

 

 

 

16. BATY3 COLLINS (ELIZABETH2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1845 in Hancock Co, TN, and died December 23, 1914. He married CYNTHIA COLLINS Bef. 1867, daughter of SIMEON COLLINS and FRANKIE BUNCH. She was born Abt. 1844 in Hancock Co, TN, and died July 09, 1930.

 

Notes for BATY COLLINS:

Baty was in the Civil War (Co. E., 8th Tenn. Cav.?), from Sep 23, 1863 to Sep 11, 1865. Will Grohse wrote this of Baty; "Like most people of the olden day, he was a moonshiner in his younger days, but as he grew older, he mellowed and was a Ruling Elder of the Vardy Presbyterian Church in his later years. He was of medium height, inclined to be fat, swarthy complexion..., and bald". Baty was shot by Jeff Livesay on Blackwater Creek in late 1891, but was not seriously wounded.

 

 

 

More About BATY COLLINS:

Cause of Death: old age

 

Notes for CYNTHIA COLLINS:

In the Will Grohse Papers, Cynthia was described as "tall, thin, lighter complexioned, forgetful, easily persuaded by her grandchildren, at 83 would walk from her daughter Frankie's home down to another daughter, Nancy's home, about 1 and a half each way. She would leave in the morning and come back home that night; also took a horse-back trip to visit her grandson Brownlow Collins, over on Powell's Mt. She didn't want her girls to marry whom they did, and all three ran off to get married. Lived on Blackwater next to Vardy Presbyterian Church. The old house had chimneys on both ends. It was well built". Cynthia used to make shirts for her grandfather, Ben Bunch, and taking food to her grandmother, Mary, after Ben's death, acording to Will Grohse.

If the census was accurate, she may not be Simeon's birth daughter, as she would have been born after his death.

 

More About CYNTHIA COLLINS:

Cause of Death: old age

Children of BATY COLLINS and CYNTHIA COLLINS are:

i. FRANKIE4 COLLINS, b. Abt. 1867, Hancock Co, TN; d. March 12, 1950, Hancock Co, TN; m. HARRISON COLLINS, July 25, 1888, Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for FRANKIE COLLINS:

From the Will Grohse Papers; "Frankie was tall, slim, and liked her daily toddies. She made her own".

 

 

More About FRANKIE COLLINS:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Cause of Death: old age

 

Notes for HARRISON COLLINS:

Harrison was nearly blind in his later years.

 

 

 

More About HARRISON COLLINS:

Cause of Death: old age

 

ii. NOAH COLLINS, b. October 10, 1868, Hancock Co, TN; d. August 27, 1922, Hancock Co, TN; m. ALICE LOVINS.

 

Notes for NOAH COLLINS:

From the Will Grohse Papers; "Noah was tall, dark, showed Indian blood strongly..., easy going, drawling of speech, tho quick tempered if he felt injustice was done, inclined to be a trader more than work on his farm, kept a store between Vardy Church and Vardy Springs for years, partly with Munlas Collins and part time with his brother-in-law Dan Horton".

 

 

More About NOAH COLLINS:

Cause of Death: Liver Cancer

 

Notes for ALICE LOVINS:

Alice was described in the Will Grohse Papers as "light complexioned, but dark hair, fleshy, medium tall."

 

 

More About ALICE LOVINS:

Cause of Death: Diabetes

 

iii. ADELAIDE COLLINS, b. January 10, 1872, Hancock Co, TN; d. February 13, 1931, Hancock Co, TN; m. DANIEL BOONE HORTON.

 

Notes for ADELAIDE COLLINS:

Described as Indian looking, with dark skin, hair and eyes. Had alot of children.

 

 

 

Notes for DANIEL BOONE HORTON:

Dan was a Spanish-American War Vet.

 

 

 

iv. POLLY COLLINS, b. July 1875, Hancock Co, TN; d. July 1875, Hancock Co, TN.

52. v. NANCY COLLINS, b. August 15, 1881, Hancock Co, TN; d. December 06, 1961, Sparta, Ill.

 

 

17. FLOYD3 COLLINS (ELIZABETH2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1848 in Hancock Co, TN, and died July 21, 1879 in Hancock Co, TN. He married DARTHULA COLLINS Bef. 1872, daughter of VARDY COLLINS and ELIZABETH MAXIE. She was born Abt. 1855 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Bet. 1900 - 1910.

 

Notes for FLOYD COLLINS:

Floyd shot a Rev. Clark according to the Morristown Gazette. Not sure whether he killed him or not. Floyd himself was shot by Andy Rhea with a Navy 6-shooter in May 1877. He died July 21, 1879 from the wound.

 

 

More About FLOYD COLLINS:

Burial: Boone Gibson Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Children of FLOYD COLLINS and DARTHULA COLLINS are:

53. i. SARAH4 COLLINS, b. Abt. 1872.

ii. HENDERSON COLLINS, b. Abt. 1875.

54. iii. MELBURN COLLINS, b. Abt. 1875; d. Bet. 1911 - 1915, Hancock Co, TN.

iv. DALTON COLLINS, b. Abt. 1877, Hancock Co, TN; m. VESTA WILLIAMS; b. Abt. 1867.

 

Notes for DALTON COLLINS:

Dalton was described in the Will Grohse Papers; "He was a large man, red faced. He suffered from gout in his later years." His wife, Vesta, was his 1st cousin.

 

 

 

 

18. JERRY3 COLLINS (ELIZABETH2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1852 in Hancock Co, TN. He married LOTTIE COLLINS Bef. 1871, daughter of ALLEN COLLINS and RACHEL NICHOLS. She was born Abt. 1848 in TN.

 

Notes for JERRY COLLINS:

Jerry and Lottie were both labeled as "Mulatto" on the 1870 Hancock Co., TN Census.

Children of JERRY COLLINS and LOTTIE COLLINS are:

i. RACHEL4 COLLINS, b. July 17, 1871.

ii. REBECCA COLLINS, b. Abt. 1873.

iii. PETER COLLINS, b. Abt. 1875.

iv. LOUISA COLLINS, b. Abt. 1877.

v. FLOYD COLLINS, b. Abt. 1880.

 

 

19. MACK3 MULLINS (ISAIAH2, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1845 in Hancock Co, TN. He married RACHEL CATHEE? Bef. 1873.

Children of MACK MULLINS and RACHEL CATHEE? are:

i. FRANK4 MULLINS, b. Hawkins Co., TN; d. 1946.

ii. THEONA MULLINS, b. Hawkins Co., TN.

iii. LAURA MULLINS, b. Hawkins Co., TN.

iv. MARY MULLINS, b. Hawkins Co., TN; m. SAM BURKETT.

v. HIRAM MULLINS, b. 1875.

55. vi. JOHN HENRY MULLINS, b. December 04, 1883, Hawkins Co., TN; d. 1928, Tazewell, VA.

 

 

20. WILSON3 MULLINS (ISAIAH2, JAMES1) was born 1851 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Aft. 1910 in Arkansas?. He married MELVINA JOHNSON, daughter of JAMES JOHNSON and LYDIA BIRD. She was born May 03, 1853 in Hancock Co, TN, and died December 26, 1941 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for WILSON MULLINS:

Wilson married Vina (Melvina) JOHNSON, his step-sister on 25 Oct 1873 in KY. Viana's mother was Lydia BIRD (JOHNSON), who married Zerah Mullins, after seperating from her 1st husband, James Johnson. But married life was not for Wilson, and he was said to have treated her mean. They split, and Wilson was said to have moved to Rogersville in neighboring Hawkins Co, TN. He remarried, and had another family. They were said to have been moving to Texas after 1910 when Wilson got sick somewhere in Arkansas, and died. The Will Grohse Papers say that he was believed to have moved to Memphis. Perhaps he died near Memphis. His family had to sell their possessions to make it back to Hawkins Co.

 

 

 

Notes for MELVINA JOHNSON:

Vina married her step-brother, Wilson Mullins, the son of her mother's 2nd husband. But Wilson was supposedly unkind to her, so they split. After Viney left Wilson, she was said to have walked over two mountains holding her baby son, Landon, to get back home. Vina then married Alfred Goins, an older Civil War vet whom she had known since she was a young girl, and raised a family. After Alfred died, Vina drew from his war pension. Alfred and Vina supposedly owned much of the land where Goins Chapel and cemetary now stand. Vina lived to a very good age, on the Panther Creek side of Newmans Ridge.

 

 

 

More About MELVINA JOHNSON:

Burial: Goins Chapel Cem., Hancock Co, TN

Child of WILSON MULLINS and MELVINA JOHNSON is:

56. i. LANDON C HAYNES4 MULLINS, b. May 07, 1874, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1952, Hancock Co, TN.

 

 

21. JEREMIAH3 MULLINS (JAMES2, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1845. He married (1) OLIVE MISER January 05, 1883 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of WILSON MISER and MARGARET COLLINS. She was born Aft. 1856 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1895. He married (2) ALICE COLLINS Aft. 1895, daughter of REYNOLDS GOLIHON and PRESH COLLINS. She was born Abt. 1870 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1950 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for JEREMIAH MULLINS:

Jerry was a Pvt. with Co. B., 50th VA Conf. Inf., during the Civil War . If the info I have is true, he must have fought on the opposite side from his father and brother!

 

Children of JEREMIAH MULLINS and OLIVE MISER are:

i. CHARLIE4 MULLINS, b. Abt. 1884, Hancock Co, TN; m. HESTA MULLINS; b. 1872.

57. ii. ROBERT MULLINS, b. Abt. 1886.

58. iii. GROVER MULLINS, b. June 03, 1888, Hancock Co, TN.

59. iv. FRED MULLINS, b. Abt. 1890, Hancock Co, TN.

60. v. ALICE MULLINS, b. June 27, 1887, VA; d. October 13, 1962, Harrogate, Claiborne Co., TN.

 

Children of JEREMIAH MULLINS and ALICE COLLINS are:

vi. ROSA4 MULLINS, b. March 02, 1898; m. LEWIS ALDER, Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for ROSA MULLINS:

Went to Pesbyterian School at Hot Springs, NC for 2 years. She m. the school teacher, Lewis ADLER (ALDER?), in Vardy, Hancock Co., TN.

 

 

 

Notes for LEWIS ALDER:

Lewis apparently taught at the Presbyterian School in Hot Springs, NC. Lewis later became a mail carrier, for 14 years. They lived just below the VA line.

 

 

vii. EVA MULLINS, b. September 30, 1900; m. ELMER GORDON.

 

Notes for EVA MULLINS:

Went to Presbyterian School at Hot Springs for 4 years. She taught school for 2 years. She graduated from Hot Springs and Sneedville schools. She worked in Cincinatti and Ft. Thomas, KY. She m.Elmer GORDON.Lived in Cincinatti.

 

 

 

61. viii. RHODA MULLINS, b. October 11, 1902.

62. ix. JULIA MULLINS, b. November 04, 1904.

x. ELIZABETH FAYE MULLINS, b. August 13, 1908; m. ALBERT MULLINS; b. April 10, 1915, Hancock Co, TN; d. June 23, 1969, Hancock Co, TN.

 

More About ALBERT MULLINS:

Cause of Death: diabetes

 

xi. RUSSELL MULLINS, b. August 09, 1911; d. 1918.

xii. ROY MULLINS, b. Abt. 1913; d. Abt. 1913.

xiii. BLANCHE MULLINS, b. Abt. 1915, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1915, Hancock Co, TN.

 

 

22. JANE3 MULLINS (JAMES2, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1846. She met (1) BILLY SEALS. She married (2) BILL COLLINS.

Child of JANE MULLINS and BILLY SEALS is:

i. EZRA4 MULLINS, b. Bef. 1879.

 

 

23. MADISON3 MULLINS (JAMES2, JAMES1) was born 1849 in TN. He married NANCE GIBSON July 15, 1888 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for MADISON MULLINS:

Madison was listed as a farm laborer in the household of Thomas BELL in 1870. All, including Madison, were listed as "Mu", while Madison's immediate family were all listed as "W".

Child of MADISON MULLINS and NANCE GIBSON is:

63. i. KEENER4 MULLINS, b. Abt. 1879, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1904.

 

 

24. WALLACE3 MULLINS (JAMES2, JAMES1) was born 1854. He married MARGARET MULLINS, daughter of DOTSON GIBSON and MARY GIBSON.

 

Notes for WALLACE MULLINS:

Wallace was Constable for 11 terms in the 11th Civil Dist. of Hancock Co.,TN. He was Deputy Sheriff 3 times.

 

 

Notes for MARGARET MULLINS:

Married her 1st cousin, Wallace MULLINS, in 1871, when she was 11 yrs.old. Wallace was the son of Jimmy and Nance Mullins. They lived on Powell's Mt.

 

Children of WALLACE MULLINS and MARGARET MULLINS are:

64. i. HESTA4 MULLINS, b. 1872.

65. ii. WAYMAN MULLINS, b. June 03, 1876, Lee Co, VA?; d. March 21, 1953, Hancock Co, TN.

iii. THOMAS MULLINS, b. 1878; m. (1) ELM ANDERSON; m. (2) FRANCIS COLLINS; m. (3) CELIA DELP.

 

Notes for CELIA DELP:

From the Will Grohse Files; " Cilia Delp, 3rd wife of Tom Mullins, is part Negro, showing strong colored characteristics. Her father, old Brooks Delp, tho a forceful man, was half or more colored...She is of pleasant nature and a Christian woman".

Celia had 2 children before she married Tom, Millard and Belle. Millard was rumored to have been fathered by Logan Miser.

 

 

 

25. WESLEY3 MULLINS (JAMES2, JAMES1) was born 1872. He married (1) LANE CODY. He married (2) CATHERINE DELP.

Child of WESLEY MULLINS and LANE CODY is:

i. WENT4 MULLINS, b. Abt. 1890, Lee Co, VA; m. ADALINE COLLINS, September 22, 1912.

 

 

26. JANE3 MULLINS (JOHN2, JAMES1) was born 1841 in Hancock Co, TN, and died January 10, 1913 in Hancock Co, TN. She married HOWARD COLLINS Bef. 1862 in Hancock Co, TN, son of SIMEON COLLINS and FRANKIE BUNCH. He was born Abt. 1836 in Hancock Co, TN, and died February 17, 1906 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

More About JANE MULLINS:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Cause of Death: old age

 

Notes for HOWARD COLLINS:

In the Will Grohse Papers, Howard was described as "a forceful, strong, character, tho obstinate; influential, fairly well to do.Pvt. Co. E, 2nd TN Cav (Inf?). The Special Census of Civil War Vaterans stated that he suffered from chronic diarrhea". Howard would not vouch for his brother-in-law, Wilson Miser's, service in the Civil War, thus depriving Wilson of getting a pension. He was known as "Big Howard".

Another description from the WGP; " 6 ft 1 in tall, dark, black eyes and hair, farmer. A forceful character, strong, determined, fleshy. Sentenced to hang for a killing at his watermill. Later pardoned. Was operator of watermill on Blackwater Creek."

"All the Howard Collins children show marked strains of Indian in them."

 

 

More About HOWARD COLLINS:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Cause of Death: old age

Children of JANE MULLINS and HOWARD COLLINS are:

i. LAMBERT4 COLLINS, b. Abt. 1860, Hancock Co, TN; d. April 1870, Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for LAMBERT COLLINS:

Lambert was killed when a wagon ran over him in 1870.

 

More About LAMBERT COLLINS:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

 

66. ii. MONROE COLLINS, b. April 04, 1865, Hancock Co, TN; d. June 25, 1913, St. Marks Hospital, Murray, UT.

iii. DOCIA COLLINS, b. January 10, 1867, Hancock Co, TN; d. March 19, 1936, Hancock Co, TN; m. WILLIAM FRANK MISER; b. November 15, 1876, Hancock Co, TN; d. January 08, 1947.

 

Notes for DOCIA COLLINS:

Described in Will Grohse Papers; "Jolly, fleshy, desided, dark and showing strongly Indian blood." Docia helped Will Grohse and Rev. Arthur Taylor compile much of the info that is used on these Hancock Co families.

 

 

Notes for WILLIAM FRANK MISER:

From Will Grohse Papers; "Thrifty, having no children they saved more than many of their neighbors, so got ahead financially."

 

 

More About WILLIAM FRANK MISER:

Cause of Death: TB

 

67. iv. CORAH COLLINS, b. December 08, 1868, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1902, Coatesville, Ind?.

68. v. KYRIE COLLINS, b. March 13, 1870, Hancock Co, TN.

69. vi. CARRIE COLLINS, b. March 24, 1873, Hancock Co, TN; d. January 15, 1940, Hancock Co, TN.

vii. MONLACE COLLINS, b. September 28, 1875, Hancock Co, TN; d. January 03, 1932, Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for MONLACE COLLINS:

From the Will Grohse Papers - "...died while loading tobacco 1/1/1932. Store keeper and ran a water mill on Mulberry. Kept store with Noah Collins a while on Blackwater. Fairly large man, pleasant."

 

 

More About MONLACE COLLINS:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

 

viii. LAURA COLLINS, b. July 14, 1877, Hancock Co, TN; d. April 24, 1952, Hancock Co, TN.

 

More About LAURA COLLINS:

Cause of Death: old age

 

 

27. SALLY3 MULLINS (JOHN2, JAMES1) was born 1842 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1924 in Hancock Co, TN. She married GILBERT DAVIDSON Bet. 1865 - 1867 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for GILBERT DAVIDSON:

Gib and Sally lived on Newman's Ridge, above Vardy, at the old homeplace of John & Mahala MULLINS.

 

Children of SALLY MULLINS and GILBERT DAVIDSON are:

70. i. WILLIE4 DAVIDSON, b. Abt. 1867.

ii. SARAH DAVIDSON, b. Abt. 1869, Hancock Co, TN; d. TX; m. CAINEY COLLINS.

 

Notes for CAINEY COLLINS:

Cainey and Sarah were said to have moved to TX.

 

 

iii. CORNELIA DAVIDSON, b. Abt. 1871; m. LEMMIE GIBSON.

 

Notes for LEMMIE GIBSON:

Lemmie and Nelia were believed to have moved to Lee Co., VA.

 

 

iv. LAURA DAVIDSON, b. Abt. 1873; m. RICHARD GIBSON.

 

Notes for RICHARD GIBSON:

Moved to TX.

 

 

v. MATTIE DAVIDSON, b. Abt. 1875; m. ORVIN HORTON.

 

Notes for ORVIN HORTON:

Mattie and Orvin lived on Briar Creek.

 

 

71. vi. ELIZA DAVIDSON, b. Abt. 1876.

72. vii. MONROE DAVIDSON, b. Abt. 1877.

 

 

28. LARKIN3 MULLINS (JOHN2, JAMES1) was born 1844, and died 1915 in Hancock Co, TN. He married SARAH COLLINS September 09, 1875 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of SIMEON COLLINS and FRANKIE BUNCH. She was born June 12, 1832 in Hancock Co, TN?, and died March 14, 1920 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for LARKIN MULLINS:

Larkin and "Aunt Toney" lived on the upper part of Blackwater Valley, near Mulberry Gap Road, in Hancock Co, TN. Larkin was a Union soldier during the Civil War (Pvt. Co. I, 8th TN Cav). Larkin was supposedly named Samuel, but they called him Larkin to distinguish him from the other Samuel Mullins.

 

 

Notes for SARAH COLLINS:

"Aunt Toney" was very religious, and would easily shout and sing when at church or at meetings at home. After "Aunt Toney's" 1st husband, Shep Gibson, died in the Civil Warm she married Larkin Mullins, another Civil War Vet.

 

 

More About SARAH COLLINS:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Cause of Death: old age

Children of LARKIN MULLINS and SARAH COLLINS are:

73. i. WILLIAM4 MULLINS, b. Hancock Co, TN.

74. ii. ANDREW JACKSON MULLINS, b. October 01, 1870, Hancock Co, TN; d. November 13, 1920, Hancock Co, TN.

 

 

29. ELBE3 MULLINS (JOHN2, JAMES1) was born 1848. He married (1) NANCE GIBSON July 20, 1871 in Hancock Co, TN. He married (2) ELIZA SEALS Abt. 1878 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for ELBE MULLINS:

Elbe and Eliza lived on the Panther's Creek side of Newman's Ridge. I believe the following article from the Morristown Gazette is refering to this Elbe/Eli;

 

Morristown Gazette July 20, 1877

Hancock

 

Eli Mullens, who had been in the moonshine whiskey business in Hancock County, and who last January received a year sentence to the Albany penetentiary, has just been pardoned by Pres. Cleveland on the grounds that he has ten children, and tht his wife had sold a pint of brandy.

Children of ELBE MULLINS and NANCE GIBSON are:

75. i. HOWARD4 MULLINS, b. Abt. 1871, Hancock Co, TN; d. August 1972, Hancock Co, TN.

76. ii. WILLIE MULLINS, b. Abt. 1872.

77. iii. LATHEM MULLINS, b. Abt. 1873; d. April 24, 1958.

iv. ALICE MULLINS, b. Abt. 1874.

 

Notes for ALICE MULLINS:

Alice married "her employer's husband".

 

 

v. KINLEY MULLINS, b. Abt. 1875.

vi. CHARLIE MULLINS, b. Abt. 1876.

vii. THOMAS MULLINS, b. Abt. 1878.

 

Notes for THOMAS MULLINS:

According to Elaine Hatch, a descendant of Nance Gibson and Madison Mullins, Thomas killed his step-brother, Keener Mullins, and was sent to the penitentiary.

 

 

Children of ELBE MULLINS and ELIZA SEALS are:

viii. JOHNNY4 MULLINS, b. Abt. 1880.

ix. ROSIE MULLINS, b. Abt. 1882.

x. MAHALA MULLINS, b. Abt. 1884.

 

 

30. MARY ANN3 MULLINS (JOHN2, JAMES1) was born 1854 in Hancock Co, TN, and died October 1937 in Hancock Co, TN. She married (1) GEORGE H ROBERTS. She married (2) APP MINOR. She married (3) HAINES MISER February 20, 1879 in Hancock Co, TN, son of WILSON MISER and MARGARET COLLINS. He was born Abt. 1855.

 

Notes for MARY ANN MULLINS:

She may have been m. to Rev. George ROBERTS, according to IGI archives, and possibly m. a third time. She supposedly had son George before she met Haines. Mary Ann helped raise her niece, Hattie MULLINS, daughter of brother Calvin.

 

 

More About MARY ANN MULLINS:

Cause of Death: old age

Child of MARY MULLINS and HAINES MISER is:

i. GEORGE4 MULLINS.

 

Notes for GEORGE MULLINS:

George was drinking and tried to take a girl from Tony MITCHELL near Clinch River, when they were coming from Church. He stepped on Tony's heels, and Tony turned around and shot and killed him.

 

 

 

31. JOHN3 MULLINS (JOHN2, JAMES1) was born 1855. He married (1) MAGGIE LOVINS. He married (2) JULIA ANN GIBSON February 26, 1877 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of SAM RHEA and SALLY GIBSON.

Child of JOHN MULLINS and JULIA GIBSON is:

i. JOHN WAYMAN4 MULLINS.

 

 

32. REUBEN3 MULLINS (JOHN2, JAMES1) was born 1856 in Hancock Co, TN, and died June 13, 1930 in Muskogee, OK. He married ELIZABETH GIBSON in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of KEENER GIBSON and BETTY ?.

 

Notes for REUBEN MULLINS:

They lived on Newman's Ridge, but later moved west, (Colorado, then Muskogee, OK).

 

Children of REUBEN MULLINS and ELIZABETH GIBSON are:

i. LONZO4 MULLINS.

ii. JEROME MULLINS.

iii. MAMIE MULLINS.

iv. DORA MULLINS.

v. WENT MULLINS.

vi. DAUGHERTY MULLINS.

vii. ISAAC MULLINS, d. OK?; m. SARA BUSBY, Muskogee, OK.

 

 

33. CALVIN3 MULLINS (JOHN2, JAMES1) was born 1860 in Hancock Co, TN. He married (1) FRANCIS MARTIN October 08, 1883 in Hancock Co, TN. He married (2) COOSE LAWSON Abt. 1886 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for CALVIN MULLINS:

Calvin was described as 'A fine looking man with resolute look, regular features, slight beard.' I believe all of Calvin's children were with Coose. Calvin is buried in Mullins cemetary (Little Black Cemetary) "on the old George Swiney place on Newman's Ridge".

 

 

 

More About CALVIN MULLINS:

Burial: Little Black Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Child of CALVIN MULLINS and COOSE LAWSON is:

i. HATTIE4 MULLINS, b. February 18, 1887, Hancock Co, TN; d. September 30, 1970, FL; m. ROBERT BALES.

 

Notes for HATTIE MULLINS:

Hattie may have lived to an old age, and lived in FL after splitting with Bob. Hattie was raised mostly by her Aunt Mary Ann (MULLINS) MISER.

 

 

Notes for ROBERT BALES:

Robert was born on 27 Oct 1860. Hattie and Bob lived on Blackwater. Bob was a merchant. He served in the 2nd Inf. in the Phillipines during the Spanish American War period. Apparently, he and Hattie split, Bob moving to Medora or Clear Springs, Indiana, where he died, and Hattie ending up in Fla.

 

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

34. HAMILTON4 MISER (WILSON3, PRUDENCE2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1853 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 1908 in Hancock Co, TN. He married AMELIA ANN COLLINS March 20, 1875 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of SOLOMON COLLINS and GINCIE GOINS. She was born Abt. 1843.

 

Notes for HAMILTON MISER:

From Will Grohse Papers; "Thrifty, having no children they saved more than many of their neighbors, so got ahead financially."

 

 

More About HAMILTON MISER:

Cause of Death: TB

Children of HAMILTON MISER and AMELIA COLLINS are:

i. LUCY5 MISER.

ii. WILLIAM FRANK MISER, b. November 15, 1876, Hancock Co, TN; d. January 08, 1947; m. DOCIA COLLINS; b. January 10, 1867, Hancock Co, TN; d. March 19, 1936, Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for WILLIAM FRANK MISER:

From Will Grohse Papers; "Thrifty, having no children they saved more than many of their neighbors, so got ahead financially."

 

 

More About WILLIAM FRANK MISER:

Cause of Death: TB

 

Notes for DOCIA COLLINS:

Described in Will Grohse Papers; "Jolly, fleshy, desided, dark and showing strongly Indian blood." Docia helped Will Grohse and Rev. Arthur Taylor compile much of the info that is used on these Hancock Co families.

 

 

iii. LOGAN MISER, b. October 12, 1878, Hancock Co, TN; d. July 11, 1939, Hancock Co, TN; m. NANCY COLLINS, August 25, 1898, Hancock Co, TN; b. August 15, 1881, Hancock Co, TN; d. December 06, 1961, Sparta, Ill.

 

Notes for LOGAN MISER:

"Logan was medium tall, thin, blue-eyed, but fairly dark." (WGP)

 

 

More About LOGAN MISER:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Cause of Death: TB

 

Notes for NANCY COLLINS:

Nancy was described as "medium tall, fleshy, light or red complexioned, plenty of brown hair, grey eyes". (WGP). She died in Sparta, Ill while on a visit, from a stroke and diabetes.

 

 

More About NANCY COLLINS:

Cause of Death: Diabetes

 

Marriage Notes for LOGAN MISER and NANCY COLLINS:

Logan and Nancy spent the first 11 years of their married life with Logan's uncle, Frank Collins, at his farm on top of Newman's Ridge.

 

 

iv. KITTY MISER, b. Abt. 1881, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1918, Hancock Co, TN; m. ALBERT GIBSON.

v. CLAY MISER, b. January 02, 1883, Hancock Co, TN; d. November 02, 1928, Hancock Co, TN; m. CARRIE COLLINS, Bef. 1908; b. March 24, 1873, Hancock Co, TN; d. January 15, 1940, Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for CLAY MISER:

The Grohse Papers also say that Clay died on 11/12/1925

 

More About CLAY MISER:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Cause of Death: Liver diease

 

Notes for CARRIE COLLINS:

"Inclined to be slighter than her sisters." - WGP

 

 

More About CARRIE COLLINS:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Cause of Death: old age

 

 

35. HAINES4 MISER (WILSON3, PRUDENCE2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1855. He married MARY ANN MULLINS February 20, 1879 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of JOHN MULLINS and MAHALA COLLINS. She was born 1854 in Hancock Co, TN, and died October 1937 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for MARY ANN MULLINS:

She may have been m. to Rev. George ROBERTS, according to IGI archives, and possibly m. a third time. She supposedly had son George before she met Haines. Mary Ann helped raise her niece, Hattie MULLINS, daughter of brother Calvin.

 

 

More About MARY ANN MULLINS:

Cause of Death: old age

Child is listed above under (30) Mary Ann Mullins.

 

36. OLIVE4 MISER (WILSON3, PRUDENCE2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born Aft. 1856 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1895. She married (1) OLLIE MULLINS February 12, 1880 in Hancock Co, TN, son of JOHN MULLINS and MAHALA COLLINS. He was born 1858 in Hancock Co, TN, and died September 1882 in Hancock Co, TN. She married (2) JEREMIAH MULLINS January 05, 1883 in Hancock Co, TN, son of JAMES MULLINS and LINDY GIBSON. He was born Abt. 1845.

 

Notes for OLLIE MULLINS:

Ollie was killed in a gun duel with Grant Jarvis (sheriff?) on the Main Street of Sneedville in late 1882.

 

 

Notes for JEREMIAH MULLINS:

Jerry was a Pvt. with Co. B., 50th VA Conf. Inf., during the Civil War . If the info I have is true, he must have fought on the opposite side from his father and brother!

 

Children are listed above under (21) Jeremiah Mullins.

 

37. GEORGE4 MISER (WILSON3, PRUDENCE2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1860 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 1922 in Hancock Co, TN. He married (1) CATHERINE BOLEN May 02, 1879 in Hancock Co, TN. She was born Abt. 1858. He married (2) ELISABETH MISER October 06, 1881 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of PETER MISER and POLLY GIBSON. She was born Abt. 1862.

 

Notes for GEORGE MISER:

I'm not sure if this is the same George Miser who married Catherine Bolen.

Child of GEORGE MISER and CATHERINE BOLEN is:

i. MARY E5 MISER, b. Abt. 1880.

 

Children of GEORGE MISER and ELISABETH MISER are:

ii. DOLLIE5 MISER, b. 1882, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1949, Hancock Co, TN; m. FRANK GIBSON.

iii. JAMES MISER, b. 1884, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1902, Hancock Co, TN; m. AMANDA BELL.

iv. BEDFORD MISER, b. 1886, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1935, Lee Co, VA; m. SALLY GIBSON.

v. LILLIE MISER, b. Abt. 1888, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1889, Hancock Co, TN.

vi. LAFAYETTE MISER, b. 1892, Hancock Co, TN; m. MATTIE COLLINS; b. April 1905.

vii. GRACE MISER, b. 1896, Hancock Co, TN; m. HAGAN COLLINS.

 

 

38. CAROLINE4 MISER (THOMAS3, PRUDENCE2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born February 18, 1840 in Hancock Co, TN. She married (1) SIMEON BELL August 09, 1853 in Claiborne Co., TN, son of THOMAS BELL and LITARZA ?. He was born Abt. 1833. She met (2) ANTHONEY MOORE Aft. 1861, son of BOSWELL MOORE and MAHALA ?. He was born Abt. 1847.

 

Notes for CAROLINE MISER:

It appears Caroline was born before Eura married Thomas Miser. Thomas would have only been about 14 yrs old at the time of Caroline's birth, and she was born before Eura and Thomas were married.

 

 

Notes for SIMEON BELL:

According to Kelly Edwards, Simeon died at a hospital in Nashville, TN during the Civil War, of smallpox.

 

 

Marriage Notes for CAROLINE MISER and SIMEON BELL:

Simeon and Caroline were married at Littleton Miser's house. Apparently, he was related to Caroline's stepfather, Thomas Gibson. Caroline was only 13.

 

 

 

Notes for ANTHONEY MOORE:

Apparently, Anthony was the father of many of Caroline Bell's children, although they all took the Bell name. Anthony was listed as a servant in the Bell household, and was living with his son, Jerry Bell, in 1920, and was listed as his father.

 

Children of CAROLINE MISER and SIMEON BELL are:

i. BURDINE5 BELL, b. June 07, 1854, TN; m. ELIZABETH O'DELL, Bef. 1875; b. Abt. 1853, TN.

ii. JOHN T BELL, b. Abt. 1855.

 

Notes for JOHN T BELL:

May have died young.

 

 

iii. WILLIAM BELL, b. May 14, 1856; m. VICTORIA COLLINS, November 25, 1880, Hancock Co, TN; b. Abt. 1857.

iv. GEORGE ANDERSON BELL, b. June 14, 1858; m. (1) SARAH COLLINS, Abt. 1874; m. (2) BECKY ANN GIBSON, October 31, 1878, Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for GEORGE ANDERSON BELL:

George was described in the Will Grohse Papers as "fairly tall, inclined to be bald in front". I'm not certain that this is the same George Bell that fathered3 children with Mary Collins. There was also a "Young George" Bell. Old George supposedly killed Young George over a woman. The younger George was supposed to be a nephew of his.

George and Rebecca lived on Panther's Creek, near Kyles Ford in Hancock Co.

George was enumerated as "Mulatto" in the 1880 Hancock Co., TN Census, but enumerated as "White" in 1860 and 1870.

 

v. MARY ELIZABETH BELL, b. June 08, 1859.

vi. JOHN HENRY BELL, b. September 11, 1860; m. LOUISIANNA COLLINS, August 18, 1883, Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for JOHN HENRY BELL:

I'm not sure if and why there were 2 John's in this family.

 

Notes for LOUISIANNA COLLINS:

I'm not sure if this is the same person who married Branham Collins.

 

Children of CAROLINE MISER and ANTHONEY MOORE are:

vii. LANDON5 BELL, b. Abt. 1868.

viii. LEWIS BELL, b. June 1870.

ix. JERRY BELL, b. June 1872, Hancock Co, TN; d. 1923, Hancock Co, TN; m. MARY SWEENEY.

x. OLIVER BELL, b. June 14, 1878, Hancock Co, TN; m. (1) CODA GIBSON, Abt. 1895; m. (2) SARAH JANE COLLINS, Aft. 1918; d. May 17, 1932, Hamersvill, OH.

 

Notes for OLIVER BELL:

Oliver was listed as "Mulatto" on the 1880 Hancock Co Census, but was lited as "white" from 1900 on. In pictures, Oliver showed strong Native American features.

Oliver and his 1st wife, Corda, moved to Ohio ca 1912, where Corda died during child birth. According to Kelly Edwards, they had 11 children together, though some died in infancy. Oliver then married Sarah Jane Collins, who might have been related to Corda's family, who bore 4 sons. Oliver sho and killed Sarah Jane on May 17, 1932 at their home in Hamersville, Ohio. Oliver spent the rest of his life in a Hospital for the criminally insane in Lima, Ohio. His two youngest children from Corda went to live with their older sister, Mary Ann, while the 4 sons with Sarah Jane went to live with Minnie Collins, Sarah Jane's sister.

 

 

 

Notes for CODA GIBSON:

Corda was apparently 13 yrs old when she married Oliver. Corda died giving birth to their eleventh child, who also died. This info came from Kelly Edwards. According to Johnnie Rhea, Cordy was the Cordelia listed as the granddaughter of Keener Gibson. Not sure which child of Keener's is Cordy's parent.

 

 

xi. TYLER BELL, b. February 1882.

 

 

39. VARD4 COLLINS (ARMISTEAD3, ELIZABETH2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1853 in Hancock Co, TN, and died in Hyden, KY. He met (1) JUDE COLLINS. He married (2) POLLY JOHNSON June 18, 1876 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of JAMES JOHNSON and LYDIA BIRD. She was born Abt. 1856.

Child of VARD COLLINS and JUDE COLLINS is:

i. GEORGE5 COLLINS, m. VICKIE GIBSON.

 

Children of VARD COLLINS and POLLY JOHNSON are:

ii. WILLIAM5 COLLINS.

iii. ELLIOT COLLINS.

iv. GARFIELD COLLINS, b. September 18, 1888; d. September 13, 1927.

v. NANCY COLLINS.

vi. CREDY COLLINS.

 

 

40. BRANHAM4 COLLINS (ARMISTEAD3, ELIZABETH2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1854 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Aft. 1932 in Hancock Co, TN. He married (1) LUSANNA COLLINS, daughter of VARDY COLLINS and ELIZABETH MAXIE. She was born Abt. 1861 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1940 in Hancock Co, TN. He married (2) MARTHA COLLINS, daughter of VARDY COLLINS and ELIZABETH MAXIE. She was born Abt. 1860 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Bef. 1921 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for BRANHAM COLLINS:

Lived near the Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, but then moved over to Blackwater Creek in VA(?). After the death of his 1st wife, Martha, he married her sister, Lusanna, but had no children with her. He got sick and died ca. 1932. His mother-in-law was living at his house at the time, and they both died within months of each other.

 

 

Notes for LUSANNA COLLINS:

Married her brother-in-law, Branham Collins, after her sister Martha died. According to the Grohse Papers, "She died old and broken down woman ca 1940".

 

Notes for MARTHA COLLINS:

Belonged to Sulphur Springs Baptist Church.

 

Children of BRANHAM COLLINS and MARTHA COLLINS are:

i. AMERICA5 COLLINS, m. ALEX GOINS; b. Abt. 1875.

ii. DOCIA COLLINS.

iii. CAUSY COLLINS.

iv. CREDY COLLINS.

v. CELIA COLLINS, b. February 17, 1877.

 

 

41. ELIZABETH4 COLLINS (ARMISTEAD3, ELIZABETH2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born 1857 in Hancock Co, TN, and died in Knox Co., TN?. She married JOHN HOLT, son of ? HOLT and ? SUMPTER.

Children of ELIZABETH COLLINS and JOHN HOLT are:

i. SCOTT5 HOLT.

ii. MATTIE HOLT.

iii. CHARLIE HOLT.

 

 

42. KAINEY4 COLLINS (ARMISTEAD3, ELIZABETH2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born 1858 in Hancock Co, TN, and died October 10, 1936 in Hancock Co, TN. He married DARTHULA COLLINS January 29, 1880 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of VARDY COLLINS and ELIZABETH MAXIE. She was born Abt. 1855 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Bet. 1900 - 1910.

 

Notes for KAINEY COLLINS:

Served in Co. K., 2nd TN Inf during Spanish-American War for about 10 months. His wife, Darthula was his 3rd cousin. He was called "Young Cainey". He served as Deputy Sheriff for a while. Was a moonshiner when young, but later in life he converted and became an elder at Vardy Presbyterian Church. Late in his life he went to a Baptist Church that was near his home.

 

 

Children of KAINEY COLLINS and DARTHULA COLLINS are:

i. ARCHGILL5 COLLINS.

ii. MAGDELINE COLLINS.

iii. KITTY COLLINS.

iv. WARDELL COLLINS, b. 1888; d. 1945; m. SUSIE ?.

 

Notes for WARDELL COLLINS:

According to the Bill Grohse papers, Wardell shot and killed Mathis Goins in 1932.

 

 

More About WARDELL COLLINS:

Burial: Shelby Williams Cem., Hancock Co., TN

 

v. GETTY COLLINS, m. FRED MULLINS, Bef. 1908; b. Abt. 1890, Hancock Co, TN.

 

More About GETTY COLLINS:

Burial: Fillmore, MO

Cause of Death: stroke

 

Notes for FRED MULLINS:

Fred & Gettie had migrated to Savannah, MO. with their children in 1919, and later settled in rural Oregon, MO. At the Oregon home Fred farmed tobacco.

 

 

 

vi. ELLA MAE COLLINS.

vii. VIRGIE COLLINS.

 

 

43. JAMES L.4 COLLINS (ARMISTEAD3, ELIZABETH2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1860 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1914 in Hyden, KY. He married (1) ? AUSBEN. He married (2) VICTORIA GIBSON October 16, 1881 in Hancock Co, TN?, daughter of BOONE GIBSON and BARB COLLINS. She was born January 19, 1862.

Children of JAMES COLLINS and VICTORIA GIBSON are:

i. SHERM5 COLLINS.

ii. MOLLIE COLLINS.

iii. ROSA COLLINS.

 

 

44. BULIE4 GIBSON (BARB3 COLLINS, ELIZABETH2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1853. He married LIZ COLLINS, daughter of BEN COLLINS and JANE ?.

 

Notes for LIZ COLLINS:

The Grohse papers list Liz as a child of Ben Collins, but the name dosnt appear in the household in any of the censuses. Could this be the "Polly" that was listed in 1860?

Child of BULIE GIBSON and LIZ COLLINS is:

i. WYLIE5 GIBSON, m. ROSE KINDER.

 

Notes for ROSE KINDER:

Rose may have been married to a Williams first.

 

 

 

45. MARGARET4 GIBSON (BARB3 COLLINS, ELIZABETH2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born Bet. 1855 - 1865 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1930 in Hancock Co, TN. She met (1) FRANK MISER. She married (2) ELBERT SEXTON Aft. 1880, son of SOLOMON SEXTON and LAURA COLLINS. He was born Abt. 1856 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 1904 in Hancock Co, TN.

Child of MARGARET GIBSON and FRANK MISER is:

i. CLAY5 SEXTON, b. Aft. 1905.

 

Children of MARGARET GIBSON and ELBERT SEXTON are:

ii. DOLLY5 SEXTON.

iii. JENNIE SEXTON.

iv. JANE SEXTON.

v. ROBERT SEXTON.

 

 

46. VICTORIA4 GIBSON (BARB3 COLLINS, ELIZABETH2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born January 19, 1862. She married JAMES L. COLLINS October 16, 1881 in Hancock Co, TN?, son of ARMISTEAD COLLINS and ELIZA REED. He was born Abt. 1860 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1914 in Hyden, KY.

Children are listed above under (43) James L. Collins.

 

47. CHANIE4 COLLINS (PRESH3, ELIZABETH2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1854. She married JOSEPH COLLINS October 04, 1877 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for JOSEPH COLLINS:

Children of CHANIE COLLINS and JOSEPH COLLINS are:

i. LOUELLA5 COLLINS, b. Bef. January 19, 1882, Hancock Co, TN; d. August 28, 1962, Hancock Co, TN; m. SHELBY WILLIAMS, Abt. 1898.

 

Notes for LOUELLA COLLINS:

The Grohse Papers list Louella's birthday as January 19, 1882, but she is listed in the 1880 Hancock Co Census as being 5/12 of a year old.

 

ii. MOSSIE COLLINS, b. Abt. 1883; m. ROBERT MULLINS; b. Abt. 1886.

iii. CORDA COLLINS, b. Abt. 1885; d. Abt. 1970.

 

 

48. ALICE4 COLLINS (PRESH3, ELIZABETH2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1870 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1950 in Hancock Co, TN. She married JEREMIAH MULLINS Aft. 1895, son of JAMES MULLINS and LINDY GIBSON. He was born Abt. 1845.

 

Notes for JEREMIAH MULLINS:

Jerry was a Pvt. with Co. B., 50th VA Conf. Inf., during the Civil War . If the info I have is true, he must have fought on the opposite side from his father and brother!

 

Children are listed above under (21) Jeremiah Mullins.

 

49. LUCAS4 COLLINS (ELCANA3, ELIZABETH2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born Aft. 1855 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 1900. He married CORAH COLLINS November 20, 1886 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of HOWARD COLLINS and JANE MULLINS. She was born December 08, 1868 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1902 in Coatesville, Ind?.

Children of LUCAS COLLINS and CORAH COLLINS are:

i. BOYD5 COLLINS.

ii. JOHN COLLINS.

iii. MACK COLLINS.

iv. PAIGE COLLINS.

v. RILLY COLLINS.

vi. PEARL COLLINS, b. Aft. 1886.

 

 

50. ARDELL4 COLLINS (ELCANA3, ELIZABETH2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born Bet. 1865 - 1869. He married (2) SARAH COLLINS February 01, 1890 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of MCKINLEY COLLINS and NANCY STACY. She was born Abt. 1872.

Child of ARDELL COLLINS is:

i. ETHIE5 COLLINS.

 

Children of ARDELL COLLINS and SARAH COLLINS are:

ii. ETHIE5 COLLINS, m. WILLIAM MULLINS; b. Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for WILLIAM MULLINS:

William was killed when a log rolled over him.

 

 

iii. ELIZABETH COLLINS, m. CALLAWAY COLLINS.

iv. PETTYBONE COLLINS.

 

Notes for PETTYBONE COLLINS:

Lived in Knoxville. Described as "wild" in his younger days, he later became a Holiness Preacher.

 

 

v. ABRAHAM COLLINS.

 

Notes for ABRAHAM COLLINS:

Abraham was crippled since an early age and never married.

 

vi. DILLIE COLLINS, m. GEORGE MARION.

 

Notes for DILLIE COLLINS:

Dillie and George lived in Scottsburg, Ind.

 

Notes for GEORGE MARION:

George was from Powell's Mt.

 

vii. OLLIE COLLINS, m. FRED SEALS.

viii. MATTIE COLLINS.

 

Notes for MATTIE COLLINS:

I'm not sure if this is the same Mattie Collins that married Lafayette Miser.

 

ix. CHARLIE COLLINS, b. Hancock Co, TN; m. ELSIE COLLINS.

 

Notes for CHARLIE COLLINS:

Charlie was killed on March 13, 1921, by Lee Rhea, after swearing revenge on the Rheas after they had injured his father with a shotgun blast.

 

 

 

51. LUCY4 COLLINS (ELCANA3, ELIZABETH2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born Bet. 1872 - 1875 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 1921. She married PEN ANDERSON, son of JANE ANDERSON.

Children of LUCY COLLINS and PEN ANDERSON are:

i. MARTHA5 ANDERSON.

ii. FRANK ANDERSON.

iii. JESSE ANDERSON.

iv. MARY ANDERSON.

v. ROEBUCK ANDERSON.

 

 

52. NANCY4 COLLINS (BATY3, ELIZABETH2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born August 15, 1881 in Hancock Co, TN, and died December 06, 1961 in Sparta, Ill. She married LOGAN MISER August 25, 1898 in Hancock Co, TN, son of HAMILTON MISER and AMELIA COLLINS. He was born October 12, 1878 in Hancock Co, TN, and died July 11, 1939 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for NANCY COLLINS:

Nancy was described as "medium tall, fleshy, light or red complexioned, plenty of brown hair, grey eyes". (WGP). She died in Sparta, Ill while on a visit, from a stroke and diabetes.

 

 

More About NANCY COLLINS:

Cause of Death: Diabetes

 

Notes for LOGAN MISER:

"Logan was medium tall, thin, blue-eyed, but fairly dark." (WGP)

 

 

More About LOGAN MISER:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Cause of Death: TB

 

Marriage Notes for NANCY COLLINS and LOGAN MISER:

Logan and Nancy spent the first 11 years of their married life with Logan's uncle, Frank Collins, at his farm on top of Newman's Ridge.

 

Children of NANCY COLLINS and LOGAN MISER are:

i. CHESTER LOGAN5 MISER, b. March 10, 1924; d. December 16, 1925, Hancock Co, TN.

 

More About CHESTER LOGAN MISER:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Cause of Death: measles

 

ii. GRACE LOIS MISER, b. July 30, 1899, Hancock Co, TN; m. ARTHUR TAYLOR, September 15, 1917; d. November 01, 1949, Swanwick, Ill.

 

Notes for ARTHUR TAYLOR:

Rev. Taylor was a graduate of Lane Theological Seminary in Cincinnatti, OH, and was a Presbyterian minister. When in Hancock Co, Taylor compiled a genealogical study of many Melungeon families, which is where much of this information comes from. He was killed by a large truck in front of his home at Swanwick, IL on Nov. 1, 1949.

 

 

 

iii. LILIAN MARGARET MISER, b. April 08, 1901, Hancock Co, TN; d. November 08, 1973, Hancock Co, TN; m. WILLIAM PAUL GROHSE, October 10, 1931, Hancock Co, TN.

iv. ROY BROUTOM MISER, b. December 19, 1902, Hancock Co, TN; m. LEONA TUDOR, November 25, 1926.

v. MAE THOMPSON MISER, b. February 22, 1905, Hancock Co, TN; m. (1) BENJAMEN WELCH; m. (2) PETER KNOKE, November 19, 1929.

vi. OPPIE NEALSON MISER, b. Abt. 1907.

vii. WALTER NEALSON MISER, b. November 25, 1909, Hancock Co, TN; d. August 06, 1964, Litchfield, Ill; m. DORA CANDLE, Abt. 1931, Chester, Ill.

viii. EDITH MISER, b. April 03, 1911, Hancock Co, TN; m. (1) EDGAR ROTH, Chester, Ill; m. (2) CLYDE RADFORD.

ix. ERNEST RANDALL MISER, b. July 09, 1913, Hancock Co, TN; d. February 23, 1954; m. PEARL TRENT, August 24, 1933, Hancock Co, TN?.

x. CLARIBEL GARRON MISER, b. November 07, 1915, Hancock Co, TN; m. DANIEL BOONE HORTON, Aft. 1931.

 

Notes for DANIEL BOONE HORTON:

Dan was a Spanish-American War Vet.

 

 

 

xi. GLADYS RECTOR MISER, b. March 13, 1918, Hancock Co, TN; m. RUDOLPH FEEGLE, Chester, Ill.

xii. CARL MISER, b. June 06, 1920; d. March 03, 1921.

 

More About CARL MISER:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Cause of Death: measles

 

xiii. FLORENCE MARIE MISER, b. May 06, 1921, Hancock Co, TN; d. June 14, 1936, Hancock Co, TN?; m. HENRY FORD WILLIAMS.

xiv. CECIL RANKIN MISER, b. January 15, 1928, Hancock Co, TN; m. POLLY HORTON, November 03, 1948, Tazewell, Claiborne Co., TN.

 

 

53. SARAH4 COLLINS (FLOYD3, ELIZABETH2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1872. She married MILTON CRUISE.

 

Notes for SARAH COLLINS:

Sarah moved West with her husband Milton, but had to come back for her health. Lived with her half sister, Getty Collins, and her husband Freddy Mullins in Missouri.

 

Child of SARAH COLLINS and MILTON CRUISE is:

i. PAULINE5 CRUISE.

 

Notes for PAULINE CRUISE:

Pauline attended Presbyterian school in Asheville, NC, at Pease House and Home School.

 

 

 

54. MELBURN4 COLLINS (FLOYD3, ELIZABETH2 MULLINS, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1875, and died Bet. 1911 - 1915 in Hancock Co, TN. He married (1) MINTY LONG, daughter of JOE LONG and PATSY MAXIE. She died 1905. He married (2) LAURA BELL Aft. 1902, daughter of BURDINE BELL and ELIZABETH O'DELL. She was born Aft. 1880.

 

Notes for MINTY LONG:

Mintie died in childbirth according to her descendant Glenda Jeffers.

 

More About MINTY LONG:

Burial: Gollihon Cem., Hancock Co., TN

 

Notes for LAURA BELL:

According to info from Glenda Jeffers, a descendant of Melburn's, Laura moved to Smeinole, OK after Mel died to be near relatives. She was a cousin of Mintie Long's.

Children of MELBURN COLLINS and MINTY LONG are:

i. MACY5 COLLINS.

ii. ROSALINE COLLINS.

iii. CHARLIE COLLINS.

iv. JOE COLLINS.

 

 

55. JOHN HENRY4 MULLINS (MACK3, ISAIAH2, JAMES1) was born December 04, 1883 in Hawkins Co., TN, and died 1928 in Tazewell, VA. He married MARY KATHERINE PEAK.

Children of JOHN MULLINS and MARY PEAK are:

i. MAUDE GRAY5 MULLINS, b. 1903, Burkes Garden, Tazewell Co., VA; d. 1986.

ii. LEE ROY MULLINS, b. 1906, Burkes Garden, Tazewell Co., VA; d. 1975.

iii. WILLIE EDWARD MULLINS, b. 1908, Burkes Garden, Tazewell Co., VA; d. 1976.

iv. JAMES LOWERY MULLINS, b. 1914, Burkes Garden, Tazewell Co., VA; d. 1981.

v. JOHN HENRY MULLINS JR, b. 1922, Burkes Garden, Tazewell Co., VA; d. 1991.

 

 

56. LANDON C HAYNES4 MULLINS (WILSON3, ISAIAH2, JAMES1) was born May 07, 1874 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 1952 in Hancock Co, TN. He married (1) MARY COLLINS Abt. 1896 in Hancock Co, TN?, daughter of GEORGE BELL and SARAH COLLINS. She was born Abt. 1874, and died December 26, 1910. He married (2) MARGIE STEWART Aft. 1910 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for LANDON C HAYNES MULLINS:

Lan was described in the Will Grohse Papers as "tall, spare, looked as if he had poor eyes" (he did go blind). He was said to be an avid hunter, and was listed as being a 'Tanner' in a later census (1900 or 1910). Lan m. Mary COLLINS ca.1896. After Mary's death, Lan married Margie Stewart, dau. of John and Causby Stewart. I believe Lan lived on Powell's Mt., near the TN/VA border, as that is where he's buried. He died in 1952.

Lan was listed on the 1880 Hancock Co census as Lan JOHNSON, his mother's maiden name, in the household of Alfred GOINS, his step-father. Perhaps this was out of anger for Lan's father, Wilson Mullins. But as far as I know, Lan was always known as Lan Mullins.

Lan went blind as he got older, I believe he had cataracts. There is a story about when he was an old man, and lived up on Powell's Mt. He could barely see, but he still loved to hunt and visit people. Someone would just sort of point

him in the right direction. Once, when he was in his 80's, he didn't make it back up the mountain before it got dark. Everyone was worried that he was lost or might freeze because it was cool weather. The next morning, they found him sitting by a fire at the foot of the mountain, patiently waiting for it to get light enough to get home. That was the last time he came off the mountain.

 

 

More About LANDON C HAYNES MULLINS:

Burial: Powell Mt., Hancock Co., TN

 

Notes for MARY COLLINS:

The Grohse papers say that Mary was the daughter of "Old" George BELL, and Sally COLLINS, and was apparently illegitimate. But I'm begining to wonder if that's true. Perhaps she was connected to the family of William and Victoria Collins Bell. Interviews with older relativesconfirm she was either a Collins or a Bell.

 

More About MARY COLLINS:

Cause of Death: "female disease"

 

Notes for MARGIE STEWART:

Margie Stewart died before Lan. She had 2 children that died too. I'm not sure if they were Lan's or not.

Children of LANDON MULLINS and MARY COLLINS are:

i. ALFRED5 MULLINS, b. January 14, 1897, Hancock Co, TN; d. February 11, 1961, Hancock Co, TN; m. (1) PATSY GIBSON; m. (2) DOCIA GOINS, Aft. 1940, Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for ALFRED MULLINS:

Alfred's hand was chopped off with a hoe, by his brother, Ike. Alfred is buried in Gollihon Cem. in Vardy, Hancock Co., TN.

 

 

 

More About ALFRED MULLINS:

Burial: Gollihon Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Cause of Death: TB

 

More About DOCIA GOINS:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Cause of Death: TB

 

ii. ISAAC MULLINS, b. February 24, 1898, Hancock Co, TN; d. December 05, 1968, Hancock Co, TN; m. (1) MINNIE GIBSON; m. (2) CAUSBY GIBSON; m. (3) RUTH ROBERTS.

 

Notes for ISAAC MULLINS:

Ike chopped Alfred's hand off (all of the Mullins brothers loved to fight) after an argument. About 20 years later, Ike was fox hunting. He laid his gun up against a tree, it fell over and blew his arm off. He had to carry his arm back home to bury it. In photos, Ike always had his hand behind his back.

 

 

iii. ROBERT MULLINS, b. 1899.

iv. PEARLIE MULLINS, b. September 06, 1900, Hancock Co, TN; d. April 22, 1966, Hancock Co, TN; m. CHARLIE MOORE.

 

Notes for CHARLIE MOORE:

Charlie and Parlie Moore, lived near Mulberry Gap in Hancock Co., TN (Powell Mt.). Charlie is buried there. Pearlie is buried in Gollihon Cem.

 

 

 

v. BURLY MULLINS, b. June 16, 1902, Hancock Co, TN; d. May 13, 1962, Big Stone Gap, Wise Co., VA; m. VIRGINIA MAE CARROLL, December 19, 1924, Wise Co., VA.

 

Notes for BURLY MULLINS:

Burl moved to Wise Co., VA in the 1920's, to work in the coal mines. He had to wear a gun to work every day. He got injured in a mine, and used money he recieved in a settlement to buy a house and land. He was a preacher for a time, as well as a car salesman, taxi cab driver, and newspaper district manager.

 

 

More About BURLY MULLINS:

Burial: Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Wise Co., VA

 

vi. SHIRLY MULLINS, b. January 29, 1905, Hancock Co, TN; d. May 04, 1962, Hancock Co, TN; m. LIZZIE MOORE.

 

Notes for LIZZIE MOORE:

Died 9 days before his brother Burl. Had a child with his sister-in-law, Fanny Moore, who was the sister of his wife, Lizzie Moore, and also the sister of his sister's husband, Charlie Moore.

 

 

 

vii. BERTHA EMMA MULLINS, b. June 15, 1906, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1940; m. JIM SEABOLT.

 

More About BERTHA EMMA MULLINS:

Cause of Death: cancer

 

viii. MACK HENLEY MULLINS, b. 1907, Hancock Co, TN; d. Abt. 1927, Morristown, TN.

 

Notes for MACK HENLEY MULLINS:

Was said to have drowned near Morristown, TN, ca. 1927. Some think the circumstances were suspicious.

 

 

ix. MELVINA MULLINS, b. April 06, 1909, Hancock Co, TN; m. LEWIS COLLINS.

 

 

57. ROBERT4 MULLINS (JEREMIAH3, JAMES2, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1886. He married (1) MOSSIE COLLINS, daughter of JOSEPH COLLINS and CHANIE COLLINS. She was born Abt. 1883. He married (2) MANDA ?.

Children of ROBERT MULLINS and MOSSIE COLLINS are:

i. EVERT DOYLE5 MULLINS.

ii. ELSIE MULLINS, m. ? JUDD.

iii. VIOLA MULLINS, m. ? HIBBS.

 

Children of ROBERT MULLINS and MANDA ? are:

iv. COLONEL5 MULLINS.

v. THEDA MULLINS, m. ? BURGESS.

vi. CLETA MULLINS, m. ? BOONE.

 

 

58. GROVER4 MULLINS (JEREMIAH3, JAMES2, JAMES1) was born June 03, 1888 in Hancock Co, TN. He married DORA COLLINS, daughter of LEE COLLINS and CARRIE COLLINS. She was born November 22, 1892 in Hancock Co, TN, and died May 07, 1982.

Children of GROVER MULLINS and DORA COLLINS are:

i. JOSEPHINE5 MULLINS, m. JERRY STALTS.

ii. NAOMI CONSTANCE MULLINS, m. THOMAS CHANNING THOMPSON.

iii. FRED MULLINS.

iv. JASPER MULLINS, b. March 06, 1911; m. MARGARET MULLINS.

v. ROSALIE MULLINS, b. January 01, 1916; m. MARTIN GLACIER.

vi. HAZEL MULLINS, b. April 05, 1918.

vii. ARTELLA MULLINS, b. January 08, 1921; m. ROBERT LEE.

viii. CHESTER F MULLINS, b. 1923; d. 1945.

ix. LEONA MULLINS, b. April 11, 1925; m. ? ROCK.

 

 

59. FRED4 MULLINS (JEREMIAH3, JAMES2, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1890 in Hancock Co, TN. He married GETTY COLLINS Bef. 1908, daughter of KAINEY COLLINS and DARTHULA COLLINS.

 

Notes for FRED MULLINS:

Fred & Gettie had migrated to Savannah, MO. with their children in 1919, and later settled in rural Oregon, MO. At the Oregon home Fred farmed tobacco.

 

 

 

More About GETTY COLLINS:

Burial: Fillmore, MO

Cause of Death: stroke

Children of FRED MULLINS and GETTY COLLINS are:

i. RALPH5 MULLINS, m. FLORENCE GUBER.

ii. OSCAR MULLINS, b. March 03, 1909.

iii. EDITH JEAN MULLINS, b. April 10, 1910; m. LISLE MEARS.

iv. ALLEN MULLINS, b. November 29, 1912.

v. IRA BARNEY MULLINS, b. March 30, 1914; m. MARY ?.

vi. ALVIN MULLINS, b. February 22, 1916; m. SHIRLY JEAN DAHLMAN.

 

Notes for SHIRLY JEAN DAHLMAN:

Alvin ran for county clerk twice. The first time, he was appointed by the Missouri governor. He was unsuccessful both times.

 

 

vii. FRANK MULLINS, b. March 31, 1917; m. MARY GUBER.

 

More About FRANK MULLINS:

Cause of Death: Emhysema

 

viii. GUY MULLINS, b. December 18, 1917; d. December 18, 1917.

ix. MARY FRANCIS MULLINS, b. October 19, 1919; m. IRA MESSICK.

x. IZENIA MULLINS, b. August 03, 1926; d. 1978; m. WALTER GRAPE.

 

 

60. ALICE4 MULLINS (JEREMIAH3, JAMES2, JAMES1) was born June 27, 1887 in VA, and died October 13, 1962 in Harrogate, Claiborne Co., TN. She married ANDREW JACKSON MULLINS Abt. 1905 in TN01, son of LARKIN MULLINS and SARAH COLLINS. He was born October 01, 1870 in Hancock Co, TN, and died November 13, 1920 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for ANDREW JACKSON MULLINS:

Andrew was shot and killed.

 

 

More About ANDREW JACKSON MULLINS:

Cause of Death: gunshot

Children of ALICE MULLINS and ANDREW MULLINS are:

i. MATTIELEE5 MULLINS, b. June 27, 1906, Hancock Co, TN; d. January 15, 1996, Harrogate, Claiborne Co., TN; m. (1) PAUL MAPLES; m. (2) WILLIAM BOLINGER.

ii. WILLIAM HENRY MULLINS, b. Abt. 1908, Hancock Co, TN; d. January 15, 1998, Harrogate, Claiborne Co., TN.

iii. NOLA MAE MULLINS, b. January 01, 1910, Hancock Co, TN; d. April 04, 1999, Harrogate, Claiborne Co., TN.

iv. BONNIE GOLDIE MULLINS, b. February 07, 1912, Hancock Co, TN; d. April 18, 1982, Toledo, OH; m. WOODROW FOWLER, October 16, 1937, Monroe, MI; b. October 29, 1912, Harrogate, Claiborne Co., TN; d. October 21, 1993, Leesburg, Lake Co., FL.

v. LUTHER POE MULLINS, b. December 10, 1915, Hancock Co, TN; d. April 27, 1948, Tazewell, Claiborne Co., TN; m. DELLA COSBY, April 08, 1939.

vi. OLEN QUINTEN MULLINS, b. July 20, 1920, Hancock Co, TN; d. September 06, 1984, Toledo, OH.

vii. MARY LEE MULLINS, b. June 21, 1921, Harrogate, Claiborne Co., TN; m. FLOYD PANTHER, December 26, 1953, Flat Rock, Monroe Co., MI.

 

 

61. RHODA4 MULLINS (JEREMIAH3, JAMES2, JAMES1) was born October 11, 1902. She married CURTIS TRUITT Bef. 1928.

 

Notes for RHODA MULLINS:

Rhoda went 4 years to Hot Springs Presbyterian School.

Children of RHODA MULLINS and CURTIS TRUITT are:

i. JIMMY5 TRUITT, b. May 11, 1928.

ii. LAURANCE TRUITT, b. August 28, 1930; m. BARBARA TRENT.

 

 

62. JULIA4 MULLINS (JEREMIAH3, JAMES2, JAMES1) was born November 04, 1904. She married LOYD SIZEMORE November 1929 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for LOYD SIZEMORE:

Loyd may have been a PARKS.

Children of JULIA MULLINS and LOYD SIZEMORE are:

i. CHARLES5 SIZEMORE, b. Bef. 1931.

ii. JEAN SIZEMORE, b. January 10, 1931; m. EARL BURCHETT.

 

 

63. KEENER4 MULLINS (MADISON3, JAMES2, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1879 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1904. He married CORA COLLINS Bef. 1900, daughter of MORGAN COLLINS and ELIZABETH BUNCH. She was born Aft. 1880.

Child of KEENER MULLINS and CORA COLLINS is:

i. MATTIE HATTIE5 BUNCH, b. February 08, 1900, Hancock Co, TN; d. June 20, 1972, Kingsport, TN; m. (1) JACOB JOHNSON; m. (2) CHARLIE PRICE.

 

 

64. HESTA4 MULLINS (WALLACE3, JAMES2, JAMES1) was born 1872. She married (1) CHARLIE MULLINS, son of JEREMIAH MULLINS and OLIVE MISER. He was born Abt. 1884 in Hancock Co, TN. She married (2) WILLIE MULLINS, son of ELBE MULLINS and NANCE GIBSON. He was born Abt. 1872. She married (3) ? PHILLIPS. She married (4) GEORGE MISER.

 

Notes for GEORGE MISER:

Im not sure if this is the same George Miser that married Elizabeth Miser.

Children of HESTA MULLINS and WILLIE MULLINS are:

i. MAUD5 MULLINS, m. CROFF COLLINS; d. 1925.

 

Notes for CROFF COLLINS:

Croff and Maude lived near Pennington Gap, In Lee Co, VA. They had several children. Croff was shot and killed, after drunkingly throwing rocks at a man's house. The man ordered him away, but he refused, so he shot him. This happened in 1925.

 

 

ii. QUINNEY MULLINS.

 

 

65. WAYMAN4 MULLINS (WALLACE3, JAMES2, JAMES1) was born June 03, 1876 in Lee Co, VA?, and died March 21, 1953 in Hancock Co, TN. He married NANCY COLLINS Abt. 1900 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for WAYMAN MULLINS:

Wayman and Nancy lived near Rose Hill, in Lee Co., VA. Wayman lived with a B.M. Mullins (Burkett Mullins?), in the 1930's, early 40's in Blackwater, Lee Co., VA. He's buried in Silverleaf Baptist Church yard in Lee Co., VA.

 

 

More About WAYMAN MULLINS:

Burial: Silverleaf Baptist Church, Lee Co., VA

Children of WAYMAN MULLINS and NANCY COLLINS are:

i. EDNA5 MULLINS, m. ED MOORE.

ii. QUINNIE MULLINS, m. ODE WARD.

iii. BRODEN MULLINS.

 

Notes for BRODEN MULLINS:

Broden lived near Rose Hill, VA

 

 

 

iv. FRED MULLINS.

v. BEE MULLINS.

vi. CARSON MULLINS.

vii. CLEVELAND MULLINS.

 

Notes for CLEVELAND MULLINS:

Cleveland have been the oldest boy. Lived near Rose Hill, VA.

 

 

 

66. MONROE4 COLLINS (JANE3 MULLINS, JOHN2, JAMES1) was born April 04, 1865 in Hancock Co, TN, and died June 25, 1913 in St. Marks Hospital, Murray, UT. He married ELIZABETH ANN DAVIES in Salt Lake City, UT.

 

Notes for MONROE COLLINS:

Monroe (under the name William James Collins) served in The Spanish American War. Enlisted 5-5-1898 Utah Light Artillery Battery B.

 

 

More About MONROE COLLINS:

Burial: Murray City Cem., Murray, UT

 

More About ELIZABETH ANN DAVIES:

Burial: Murray City Cem., Murray, UT

Children of MONROE COLLINS and ELIZABETH DAVIES are:

i. HOWARD MONROE5 COLLINS, b. June 01, 1902, Murray, UT; d. April 19, 1976, Murray, UT; m. PRISCILLA HARRIET YATES, October 06, 1926, Lehi, UT.

 

More About HOWARD MONROE COLLINS:

Burial: Murray City Cem., Murray, UT

 

ii. ORVAL COLLINS, b. August 07, 1905, Murray, UT; d. June 13, 1912, Murray, UT.

 

Notes for ORVAL COLLINS:

Orval was ran over by a train and had his legs cut off while trying to hop on the train.

 

 

More About ORVAL COLLINS:

Burial: Murray City Cem., Murray, UT

 

iii. ELVIRA COLLINS, b. November 20, 1908, Murray, UT; d. December 17, 1988, Murray, UT.

 

Notes for ELVIRA COLLINS:

Described in the Will Grohse Papers; "...pretty, dark haired, inclined to be thin as a child..."

 

 

More About ELVIRA COLLINS:

Burial: Murray City Cem., Murray, UT

 

iv. HARVEY COLLINS, b. April 11, 1914, Murray, UT; d. December 14, 1992, Murray, UT.

 

Notes for HARVEY COLLINS:

Harvey had no children.

 

 

 

67. CORAH4 COLLINS (JANE3 MULLINS, JOHN2, JAMES1) was born December 08, 1868 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1902 in Coatesville, Ind?. She married (1) BOYD STEWART. She married (2) LUCAS COLLINS November 20, 1886 in Hancock Co, TN, son of ELCANA COLLINS and MINERVA GOODMAN. He was born Aft. 1855 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 1900. She married (3) ELMER STEWART Aft. 1901.

Children are listed above under (49) Lucas Collins.

 

68. KYRIE4 COLLINS (JANE3 MULLINS, JOHN2, JAMES1) was born March 13, 1870 in Hancock Co, TN. She married TENNESSEE GOINS February 15, 1893 in Hancock Co, TN, son of LYDIA ?.

 

Notes for KYRIE COLLINS:

"Shorter, slighter than her sister Docia" - WGP.

"Kyrie Collins Goins showed Indian blood strongly. After her son Mathias was killed, Kyrie's whole personality changed. She was mad at everybody, particularly any of the Presbyterians.

 

"Tennessee and Kyrie were divorced, and she was remarried to an 80-year-old man from Knoxville. Following the death of her son, she was never right in

her mind afterward. At times she would do some bad things, such as the time she urinated on one of the girls of the community. She was sentenced to 60 days

in jail for this. She served about half of the sentence. She would publicly curse anyone who showed friendship for the Wardell Collins family." - Rev. Arthur Taylor

 

 

 

Notes for TENNESSEE GOINS:

"He was a farmer-carpenter, light complexioned, fairly tall, heavy shoulders, prominent nose. He was inclined to play very mean tricks on anyone he came

in contact with, especially Mr. and Mrs. George Allen Johnson. - Rev. Arthur Taylor.

Tennessee and Kyrie were later divorced.

 

 

More About TENNESSEE GOINS:

Cause of Death: Phlebitis & old age

Children of KYRIE COLLINS and TENNESSEE GOINS are:

i. FLORA5 GOINS, b. February 12, 1893; d. October 31, 1960, St. Charles, VA; m. LUTHER DAVIDSON; d. April 06, 1938, Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for FLORA GOINS:

Flora died on Halloween night, about 1960, according to William P. Grohse. "Some boys scared her, and she fell over dead. She was fair, had blue eyes and black hair."

 

 

Notes for LUTHER DAVIDSON:

Luther Davidson died of pneumonia April 6, 1938, and his brother Hobert Davidson also died of pneumonia on the same day.

 

 

More About LUTHER DAVIDSON:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

 

ii. MOLLIE GOINS, b. July 20, 1895.

iii. JULIA GOINS, b. June 1897.

iv. MATHIAS GOINS, b. November 1900; d. 1932, Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for MATHIAS GOINS:

Was shot and killed by Wardell Collins, according to the Grohse Papers.

 

More About MATHIAS GOINS:

Cause of Death: shot to death

 

v. LILLIE GOINS, b. Abt. 1902.

 

Notes for LILLIE GOINS:

Lillie was killed in a car accident, according to the Grohse Papers.

 

 

More About LILLIE GOINS:

Cause of Death: car wreck

 

 

69. CARRIE4 COLLINS (JANE3 MULLINS, JOHN2, JAMES1) was born March 24, 1873 in Hancock Co, TN, and died January 15, 1940 in Hancock Co, TN. She married (1) LEE HAM COLLINS, son of BAILEY COLLINS and MELISSA RHEA. She married (2) CLAY MISER Bef. 1908, son of HAMILTON MISER and AMELIA COLLINS. He was born January 02, 1883 in Hancock Co, TN, and died November 02, 1928 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for CARRIE COLLINS:

"Inclined to be slighter than her sisters." - WGP

 

 

More About CARRIE COLLINS:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Cause of Death: old age

 

Notes for CLAY MISER:

The Grohse Papers also say that Clay died on 11/12/1925

 

More About CLAY MISER:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Cause of Death: Liver diease

Children of CARRIE COLLINS and LEE COLLINS are:

i. BERTHA5 COLLINS.

ii. DORA COLLINS, b. November 22, 1892, Hancock Co, TN; d. May 07, 1982; m. GROVER MULLINS; b. June 03, 1888, Hancock Co, TN.

 

 

70. WILLIE4 DAVIDSON (SALLY3 MULLINS, JOHN2, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1867. He married (1) NANCE GIBSON, daughter of KEENER GIBSON and BETTY ?. He married (2) LINDY MOORE.

Children of WILLIE DAVIDSON and NANCE GIBSON are:

i. HOBERT5 DAVIDSON, d. April 06, 1938, Hancock Co, TN; m. SALLY JOHNSON.

 

Notes for HOBERT DAVIDSON:

Hobert died the same day as his brother Luther.

 

More About SALLY JOHNSON:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

 

ii. LUTHER DAVIDSON, d. April 06, 1938, Hancock Co, TN; Stepchild; m. FLORA GOINS; b. February 12, 1893; d. October 31, 1960, St. Charles, VA.

 

Notes for LUTHER DAVIDSON:

Luther Davidson died of pneumonia April 6, 1938, and his brother Hobert Davidson also died of pneumonia on the same day.

 

 

More About LUTHER DAVIDSON:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

 

Notes for FLORA GOINS:

Flora died on Halloween night, about 1960, according to William P. Grohse. "Some boys scared her, and she fell over dead. She was fair, had blue eyes and black hair."

 

 

 

71. ELIZA4 DAVIDSON (SALLY3 MULLINS, JOHN2, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1876. She married (1) ARTHUR ROBERTS, son of GEORGE ROBERTS and FRANCIS COLLINS. She married (2) ? SMITH.

Child of ELIZA DAVIDSON and ? SMITH is:

i. GOLDIE5 SMITH.

 

Child of ELIZA DAVIDSON is:

ii. DANA5 DAVIDSON.

 

 

72. MONROE4 DAVIDSON (SALLY3 MULLINS, JOHN2, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1877. He married ? in KY.

Child of MONROE DAVIDSON and ? is:

i. BURTON5 DAVIDSON.

 

Notes for BURTON DAVIDSON:

Fought in WWI.

 

 

 

73. WILLIAM4 MULLINS (LARKIN3, JOHN2, JAMES1) was born in Hancock Co, TN. He married ETHIE COLLINS, daughter of ARDELL COLLINS and SARAH COLLINS.

 

Notes for WILLIAM MULLINS:

William was killed when a log rolled over him.

 

Children of WILLIAM MULLINS and ETHIE COLLINS are:

i. CONNECTICUT5 MULLINS.

ii. HASSIE MULLINS.

 

 

74. ANDREW JACKSON4 MULLINS (LARKIN3, JOHN2, JAMES1) was born October 01, 1870 in Hancock Co, TN, and died November 13, 1920 in Hancock Co, TN. He married ALICE MULLINS Abt. 1905 in TN01, daughter of JEREMIAH MULLINS and OLIVE MISER. She was born June 27, 1887 in VA, and died October 13, 1962 in Harrogate, Claiborne Co., TN.

 

Notes for ANDREW JACKSON MULLINS:

Andrew was shot and killed.

 

 

More About ANDREW JACKSON MULLINS:

Cause of Death: gunshot

Children are listed above under (60) Alice Mullins.

 

75. HOWARD4 MULLINS (ELBE3, JOHN2, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1871 in Hancock Co, TN, and died August 1972 in Hancock Co, TN. He married BERTHA ?.

 

Notes for HOWARD MULLINS:

Howard was said to have been over 110 yrs old when he died. The Knoxville News Sentinel did an amusing story on him. Here is an excerpt;

 

Knoxville News-Sentinel

April 24, 1972

By Willard Yarbrough

 

SNEEDVILLE, Teen. (AP)--Spring air was nippy along Blackwater Creek in

Vardy Valley.

 

So chilly, in fact, that Howard Mullins lifted his hands with palms

exposed to coal-fed flames of the open fire.

 

Such delicate hands, calloused from 100 winters spent in isolated hill

country--where necessities of life long since have become luxuries to a

mysterious people to whom Mullins belongs.

 

He is one of the last of the Mulungeons, oldest of them all in Hancock

County, which has been home for them for 200 years.

 

Those left--in Snake Hollow, Blackwater, Vardy and Mulberry--are few in

number. Most have left the hills. They seek jobs in cities far and

near.

 

 

 

Back at Howard Mullins' open fire, Mrs. Mullins, 72, said she never

heard the word until five years ago when she read a book about

Melungeons. These hill people, now intermixed with non-Melungeon mates,

simply know it's a bad word which their white neighbors once used to

frighten their children: "Better be good or the Melungeons will get

you."

 

 

"How has Grandpap Mullins lived to be 100?

 

"He was drunk most of his life," she said. "That might have helped

preserve him. He quit drinking 20 years ago, but there were many times

I'd have to take the mule and sled and find him passed out drunk up a

hollow."

 

"We both chew tobacco. I do because I don't want to smell his breath,"

she said, point to her now-blind husband as he chewed, at the

[unreadable]

 

 

 

" (Will) Grohse, a German who settled in Vadry because he married a girl who is

the great-great-great-granddaughter of Vardy Collins, said the 1880

Census listed Howard Collins' age at that time as 7. If so, that would

make him 99, not 110. But Mullins says he's relative, reported he had

learned that Vardy Collins' wife was known as "Spanish Peggy."

(snip)

 

 

Notes for BERTHA ?:

Excerpts from the 1972 Knoxville News-Sentinel article;

 

" Mrs. Howard Mullins

remembered the Depression when she obtained a WPA job at the courthouse

here as charwoman.

 

"I walked eight miles across Newman's Ridge to Sneedville everyday," she

lived next door to Howard Mullins, whom she later married.

 

"Howard would fire up his still and I'd build up my fire under my

washpot. I guess I'd wash three or four times a week, or pretent to,

and hang my clothes on the line to hide Howard's still from sight."

 

"We both chew tobacco. I do because I don't want to smell his breath,"

she said, point to her now-blind husband as he chewed, at the

[unreadable]"

 

Child of HOWARD MULLINS and BERTHA ? is:

i. BURKETT5 MULLINS, b. 1890, Hancock Co, TN; d. October 1977, Hancock Co, TN; m. FRANCIS COLLINS.

 

Notes for BURKETT MULLINS:

Burkett was a member of the Hancock County Court for 42 years.

 

 

 

76. WILLIE4 MULLINS (ELBE3, JOHN2, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1872. He married HESTA MULLINS, daughter of WALLACE MULLINS and MARGARET MULLINS. She was born 1872.

Children are listed above under (64) Hesta Mullins.

 

77. LATHEM4 MULLINS (ELBE3, JOHN2, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1873, and died April 24, 1958. He married (1) ELIZA MASSENGILL. He married (2) SARAH GIBSON.

Children of LATHEM MULLINS and ELIZA MASSENGILL are:

i. FRANK5 MULLINS, m. VIOLA BUTTRY.

 

Notes for FRANK MULLINS:

Lived in MD.

 

 

ii. DRURY MULLINS, m. STELLA BURDINE.

iii. OLIVER MULLINS.

iv. SARAH MULLINS, m. BOB MISER.

 

Notes for SARAH MULLINS:

Sarah left Bob and ran away, No one knows where.

 

 

Notes for BOB MISER:

Bob was married to Patsy first. After she died, he married Sarah Mullins.