Dr William W Collins

#107, b. 3 May 1825, d. 6 March 1902
FatherAlpheus Collins b. 24 Sep 1790, d. 16 May 1862
MotherElizabeth (Betsey) Hall b. 5 Oct 1791, d. 19 May 1861

Spouse 1

Maria K Palmer b. 1830, d. 23 Nov 1894

Spouse 2

Martha Wakelin b. 1847, d. 16 Dec 1912


     Dr William W Collins was born on 3 May 1825 at Rose, Wayne, NY; Per census.1 He married Maria K Palmer, daughter of Aaron Palmer and Phebe Dingee, on 5 July 1849 at Jackson, Jackson, Mich; Per family search labs.2 Dr William W Collins and Maria K Palmer were divorced in 1888 at Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Mich. Dr William W Collins married Martha Wakelin on 28 March 1889 at Calhoun, Mich; Per family search labs. Dr William W Collins died on 6 March 1902 at Albion, Calhoun, Mich, at age 76; Per seeking michigan. He was buried on 8 March 1902 at Riverside Cemetery Albion, Calhoun, Mich; Per death record and Find A Grave. There is a cenotaph for him in the Collins Family Cemetery in Lyndon, Washtenaw County, but he is buried in Albion.3,4,5

Other Events

     In 1831, Dr William W Collins and his family moved from Rose, Wayne, NY, to Pittsfield, Washtenaw, Mich.2

Time Line

Birth1825, Rose, Wayne, NY1
Census1830, Rose, Wayne, NYAlpheus Collins6
Move-to1831, Pittsfield, Washtenaw, MichAlpheus Collins2
Census1840, Pittsfield, Washtenaw, MichAlpheus Collins7
Marriage1849, Jackson, Jackson, MichMaria K Palmer2
Birth of Son1850, Albion, Calhoun, MichAdelbert Collins
Census1850, Unadilla, Livingston, MichMaria K Palmer8
Birth of Son1852, Albion, Calhoun, MichWright Frank Collins
Birth of Son1854, Albion, Calhoun, MichWilliam Collins
Birth of Daughter1858, MichHattie Collins
Death of Daughter1858Hattie Collins
Birth of Daughter1859, Albion, Calhoun, MichJennie Lind Collins
Census1860, Albion, Calhoun, MichMaria K Palmer9
Birth of Daughter1861, Albion, Calhoun, MichKate A Collins
Census1870, Albion, Calhoun, MichMaria K Palmer10
Census1880, Albion, Calhoun, MichMaria K Palmer11
Divorce1888, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MichMaria K Palmer
Marriage1889, Calhoun, MichMartha Wakelin
Census1900, Albion, Calhoun, MichMartha Wakelin12
Death1902, Albion, Calhoun, Mich
Burial1902, Riverside Cemetery Albion, Calhoun, Mich3,4,5
ChartsMale Descendants of John Collins
Descendants of Thaddeus Collins
Thad + 2G
Thad + 3G
Thad + 4G
Thad + 5G
William (14)


F-A-G Memorial Found
Y-DNA Male


  1. Alfred S Roe, Rose Neighborhood Sketches, Wayne County, New York (Worcester, Mass: The Author, 1893), Page 270.
  2. Roe, Rose Neighborhood Sketches, Page 270.
  3. Find A Grave Memorial.
  4. Find A Grave Memorial.
  5. Riverside Cemetery, Block 54, Lot 02, Lat 42D 14.007M North, Long 84D 45.183M West,.
  6. US Census 1830, Rose, Wayne Co, NY, Series M19, Roll 117, Page 174, Line 07, 1 Jun 1830.
  7. US Census 1840, Pittsfield, Washtenaw Co, MI, Series M704, Roll 211, Page 125, Line 07, 1 Jun 1840.
  8. US Census 1850, Unadilla, Livingston Co, MI, Series M432, Roll 356, Page 368, Sheet 738, FN 656, Line 12, 8 Aug 1850.
  9. US Census 1860, Albion, Calhoun Co, MI, Series M653, Roll 539, Page 109, Sheet 109, FN 816, Line 30, 24 Aug 1860.
  10. US Census 1870, Albion, Calhoun Co, MI, Series M593, Roll 666, Page 338, Sheet 02, FN 15, Line 26, 23 Jun 1870.
  11. US Census 1880, Albion, Calhoun Co, MI, Series T9, Roll 574, Page 006, ED 39, Sheet 11, FN 127, Line 12, 3 Jun 1880.
  12. US Census 1900, Albion, Calhoun Co, MI, Series T623, Roll 704, Page 033, ED 25, Sheet 04A, FN 98, Line 38, 4 Jun 1900.