Riley James Collins1

M, #278, b. 23 December 1825, d. 30 August 1864
Last Edited=3 Feb 2014
     Riley James Collins, son of Stacy Collins and Sara Anderson, was born on 23 December 1825 at Jones County, Mississippi. Riley James Collins was the son of Stacy Collins and Sara Anderson.

Riley James Collins married Destemonia Welch, daughter of Bryant Welch and Sabra Martin, on 20 January 1848 at Jones County, Mississippi.

This line has been researched by Lori Lampkin, a genserv subscriber, e-mail dittobyte@aol.com.2

On 31 August 1850, Riley James Collins appeared on the United States Census, at Jones County, Mississippi.3

In 1860, Riley James Collins appeared on the United States Census, at Ellisville, Jones County, Mississippi.4

The military service record of Riley James Collins includes the following: Served in the Civil War for the Union..PVT.E1 La.INF.CSA.5

Riley James Collins died on 30 August 1864 at University Hospital, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, at age 38. and was buried at Chalmette National Cemetery, Chalmette, St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. It is reported that Riley Collins was killed while serving in the union Army during the Civil War and is therefore buried in this location.6,5

Children of Riley James Collins and Destemonia Welch

Citations

  1. [S99] W. Monroe and Lanora Houston, Descendants of Richard Welch c1762-Nov 10 1838 (11 Welborn Rd., Laurel, MS 39443: Privately published, 1992). Hereinafter cited as Descendants of Richard Welch.
  2. [S183] Lori Walters Lampkins, "E-Mail Correspondence with Lori Walters Lampkins Regarding the Welch Family," E-Mail message from (author E-Mail address private) at (San Antonio, Texas) to this researcher, June, 1999. Hereinafter cited as "Corresponcence - Lori Walters Lampkins."
  3. [S37] 1850 United States Census, population schedule, Jones County, Mississippi, family 137.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  4. [S33] 1860 United States Census, population schedule, Ellisville, Jones County, Mississippi, p. 697, family 257, farmer.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  5. [S451] Headstone and Cemetery Collection, Created by: R. Bridges, Record added: Nov 10, 2000, Find A Grave Memorial# 5094169., Findagrave.com.
  6. [S347] Jean Strickland and Patricia N. Edwards, compiler, Cemetery Records of Jones County, Mississippi: Book 1 (Moss Point, Mississippi: Self Published, 1994), Book III, page 135.. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Records of Jones County, Mississippi.
  7. [S33] 1860 United States Census, population schedule; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.