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Stephen Collins/Dolly Olmstead

Stephen Collins/Dolly Olmstead

Posted: 909835200000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1088710420000
Surnames: Collins, Olmstead
Stephen Collins married Dolly Olmstead June 13, 1781 New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut. He was born there November 01, 1754. Dolly may have come from New York, but we're not sure. He and family allegedly went through New York State and then Pennsylvania before settling in Boone Co. Kentucky.

Children were: Amos, Marcus, Richard, William, Minerva, Harriet, Prudence, Charlotte, and Lewis.

I'm seeking the parents for Stephen and Dolly.

Re: Stephen Collins/Dolly Olmstead

Posted: 1366829777000
Classification: Query
Stephen Collins parents were Amos Collins and Prudence Noble

Re: Stephen Collins/Dolly Olmstead

Posted: 1366843310000
Classification: Query
From the book: " History of the towns of New Milford and Bridgewater, Connecticut" by Samuel Orcutt.

Amos Collins, m. Prudence Noble, 10 May 1741 in New Milford. She died 23 Jan 1804. He died 30 May 1778.
Jonathan, bapt 20 Sept 1741
Hannah, b. 11 March 1743, m. Asahel Hitchcock
Amos, b. 1 Nov 17 1745; unm, and blind in consequence of having the small-pox. He rang the bell in the Cong. Church many years, and fell in the belfry and was killed 11 July 1792. age 46.
Prudence, bapt. 11 August 1751.
Stephen, b. 1 Nov 1754; prob. m. 23 June 1781, Dolly Olmstead.

Amos & Prudence are buried in Center Cemetery, New Milford.

Amos was born abt 1717/18 ?, prob. son of Nathan Collins of Milford, CT.

Prudence Noble was born, 3 May 1721, New Milford, parents:
Stephen Noble 1686-1755
Abigal Morgan 1683-1758

Noble anctry can be found in history of New milford and also in: "Family of Thomas Noble", by Lucius M. Boltwood, Hartford, Conn. 1878

Dolly Olmstead, b. abt 1763 died 1884, nothing further on her yet.


Re: Stephen Collins/Dolly Olmstead

Posted: 1367722299000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Collins, Tibbals, Olmstead, Olmsted, Wilkinson, Noble
I am a descendant of Stephen (b1754, d 1841) and Dolly (Olmstead/Olmsted (b1763, d1844 (not 1884) Collins. Stephen was the son of Amos (b. abt 1717, d1778) and Prudence (Noble) Collins (b1721 d1804). Amos was NOT the son of Nathan. He was the son of Daniel (b1678, d1745) and Ruth (Wilkinson b1681, d1747) Collins , of Milford, CT. Daniel was the son of Daniel (b. abt 1648, d1690) and Sarah (Tibbals, b. 1654, d 1743) Collins. Amos is listed in the cemetery records of Center Cemetery, though I have walked that cemetery several times and have yet to find his grave. Same for his wife, Prudence. There are so many stones there that have been worn smooth over the centuries. Stephen and Dolly did in fact leave CT, for N.Y. sometime after their marriage in 1781, settling in Norwich, Chenango Co. I have yet to identify the parents of Dolly Olmstead. There is some thought that they were residents of Catskill NY around 1787, though I have not confirmed this. They left NY about 1813, and arrived in Cincinnati, where they stayed about a year. From there, they went to Kentucky, where they lived out the rest of their lives. Stephen died in Jun 1841, Campbell Co, and is buried in Old Burlington Cemeterty, Boone Co. Side note - Stephen was a patriot in the Revolution, serving in the CT Militia. I have his pension records. I have a great deal of information on the Collins line, though I have been unable to confirm ancestors for Daniel Collins (1648). His wife Sarah Tibbals was the son of Thomas Tibbals (b 1615 England), d.1703 MIlford CT). Thomas came to America in 1635 on the ship True Love, and was an early settler of Milford. It is documented that he piloted the first settlers through the wilderness to settle the new colony of Milford. I have much information on my Collins family. I also have a considerable amount of information on the ancestry of Prudence Noble. If you have any questions, I'd be happy to help.
Jill Bolton
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