Boaz Walston
Bathsheba Smith
Levi Collins
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Jacob Adams Collins


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1. Julia Jane Hitch

2. Palestine A. Cooper

Jacob Adams Collins 1

  • Born: 06 Aug 1837, Sussex Co., DE 3
  • Marriage (1): Julia Jane Hitch on 28 Dec 1860 in Sussex Co., DE 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Palestine A. Cooper on 10 Aug 1882 in Sussex Co., DE
  • Died: 14 Nov 1912, Sussex Co., DE 3
  • Buried: Abt 17 Nov 1912, Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church, Shady Nook, Harrison Co., KY


Obituary of Jacob A. Collins - Copy sent to me by Susan B. Cramer

Prominent Farmer Dead

Jacob A. Collins, one of the most substantial and best-known farmers of this community, died at his home near town Thursday morning, aged 75 years. Death was due to the infirmities of old age. Funeral services will be held to-morrow morning at Mt. Pleas- ant M. E. Church and interment made in the adjoining cemetery, Rev. J. M. Mitchell officiating.
Mr. Collins was a faithful life- long Democrat but never held po- litical office. For more than fifty years he had voted the straight Democratic ticket. He was also a devout, consistent Methodist and the oldest member of Mt. Pleasant Church. A widow and five chil dren-Mrs. George W. Walson, Dr. Clarence Collins, of Crisfield, Md., Elmer and Hobbs Collins of Newport News, Va., and Roland Collins survive him.

Jacob married Julia Jane Hitch, daughter of Rev. Elijah Hitch and Leah Ann Armstrong, on 28 Dec 1860 in Sussex Co., DE.1 2 (Julia Jane Hitch was born on 11 Aug 1839 in Laurel, Sussex Co., DE,1 4 5 died on 18 Jul 1877 in Sussex Co., DE 3 and was buried about 21 Jul 1877 in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Laurel, Sussex Co., DE.)

Jacob next married Palestine A. Cooper, daughter of William P. Cooper and Mary A. (?), on 10 Aug 1882 in Sussex Co., DE. (Palestine A. Cooper was born on 31 Oct 1862 in Sussex Co., DE, died on 27 Apr 1883 in Sussex Co., DE and was buried about 30 Apr 1883 in Portsville, Sussex Co., DE.)


1 "A Hitch Orchard", by Daisy Hitch, 1931.

2 DE Marriage Records.

3 Correspondence from Susan B. Cramer, 21 Thunderbird Circle, Pinehurst, NC 28374, dated January 1, 1998.

4 Correspondence from John Llewellyn Hitch of 3309 Childers Street, Raleigh, NC 27612, dated April 2, 1995.

5 1860 DE Census, Listed as age 20 in the 1860 Laurel, Sussex Co., DE Census, born in DE.

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