Collins Family Research

This is research I have done on William Floyd Collins and his family. I have retrieved this information from web pages, books, newspaper articles, magazine articles and everywhere else possible. If you have any data that would be useful to my studies, please email me at Sabekka@aol.com. Also, if you have any corrections for my page, I would appreciate them as well.

Leonidas Collins

Father of Elizabeth (1), James M. (2), William Floyd (3), Annie B. (4), Andy Lee (5), Marshall E. (6), Nellie (7), Homer Lee (8), Leona (9)
Brother of William Collins - reunited after 30 years during Floyds tragedy
Born: May 16, 1858 in Franklin County, Kentucky
Died: March 15, 1936 in Hart County, Kentucky Death Certificate file #10636
1st Married to Martha Jane Burnett December 28, 1880 - she then died in 1915
2nd Married to Jane (sometime between 1915-1925) at time of Floyds death
3rd wife Minnie at Lee’s time of death on Death Certificate???

Martha Jane Burnett

1st wife of Leonidas Collins
Mother of Elizabeth (1), James M. (2), William Floyd (3), Annie B. (4), Andy Lee (5), Marshall E. (6), Nellie (7), Homer Lee (8)
Born: February, 1863
Died: 1915

Serelda Jane Tapscott

2nd wife of Leonidas Collins
Mother of Leona, first child (son) died at birth

(1) Elizabeth Collins

Daughter of Leonidas Collins and Martha Jane Burnett
Born: 1883
Died: 1883 (childbirth)

(2) James M. (Jim) Collins

Son of Leonidas Collins and Martha Jane Burnett
Born: 1884
Died: 1922

(3) William Floyd Collins

Son of Leonidas Collins and Martha Jane Burnett
Born: July 20, 1887 in Flint Ridge, Edmondson County, Kentucky
Died: February 13, 1925 in Cave City, Edmondson County, Kentucky
Discovered Crystal Cave in December 1917

(4) Annie B. Collins

Daughter of Leonidas Collins and Martha Jane Burnett
Born: 1890
Died: ?
Left home in 1919 and moved to Moline, IL with husband where he murdered her
Had 5 children

(5) Andy Lee Collins

Son of Leonidas Collins and Martha Jane Burnett
Born: 1895
Died: March 14, 1940/1941
Farm in Hart County for a while
Had 4 children

(6) Marshall E. Collins

Son of Leonidas Collins and Martha Jane Burnett
Born: January 4, 1897
Died: September 1981 in Horse Cave, Hart County, Kentucky 42749
SSN: 400-18-4647
Had over 3 children

--- Married Anna ---

Born: October 11, 1900
Died: October 1982 in Horse Cave, Hart County, Kentucky 42749
SSN: 400-18-4426

(7) Nellie Collins

Daughter of Leonidas Collins and Martha Jane Burnett
Born: 1900
Died: 1971?? - six months after Homer
No children

(8) Homer Lee Collins

Son of Leonidas Collins and Martha Jane Burnett
Born: September 26, 1902
Died: September 16, 1969 in Louisville, Kentucky 40204 (liver ailment)
SSN: 403-18-5046
Had 2 children

(9) Leona Collins

Daughter of Leonidas Collins and Serelda Jane Tapscott (Miss Jane)
Born: January 9, 1905
Died: April 1974
SSN: 400-18-2165


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