Rev. Nathaniel Collins1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18

#1458, b. 7 March 1641/42, d. 28 December 1684
FatherDeacon Edward Collins b. 25 Mar 1603, d. 9 Apr 1689
MotherMartha Baylie b. 20 Feb 1609/10, d. 22 Mar 1699/0


Mary Whiting b. c 1643, d. 25 Oct 1709


     Rev. Nathaniel Collins was born in Cambridge, Middlesex, Mass, on 7 March 1641/42.19,20,21 He married in Middletown, Middlesex, Conn, 3 August 1664, Mary Whiting, daughter of William Whiting and Susanna (?).22,23 He died in Middletown, Middlesex, Conn, on 28 December 1684.22,24

Other Events

     Nathaniel graduated from Harvard, class of 1660.25 Nathaniel and his family moved from Cambridge to Middletown, Middlesex, Conn., in 1664.26 Rev. Nathaniel Collins and his brother Samuel became Freemen at Hartford, Hartford, Conn., on 9 May 1667.27 Rev. Nathaniel Collins was ordained minister of the First Church of Christ, Congregational, in Middletown, Middlesex, Conn., on 4 November 1668. He succeeded Rev. Samuel Stow.28 Rev. Nathaniel Collins' estate was inventoried for probate in Middletown, Middlesex, Conn on December 1684.6,29 On 24 October 1688, four years after he died, Rev. Nathaniel Collins was succeeded by Rev. Noadiah Russell, at the First Church of Christ, Congregational, Middletown. Note that both Rev. Nathaniel Collins and his brother Samuel Collins had daughters named Abigail, Martha, Mary, and Sybil. They were all born, baptized, and most were married in Middletown over approximately the same time period. Some accounts attribute a given husband to the wrong family. Nathaniel's sister Sibyl married his wife's brother John Whiting.
ChartsDescendants of John Collins
Descendants of William Whiting
Male Descendants of John Collins
Deacon's Descendants
Pedigree of Caspar Wever Collins
Pedigree of Daugherty Collins
Pedigree of Edward Collins
Pedigree of Hannah Collins
Pedigree of Robert Frank Collins
Pedigree of Rodney Arthur Collins
Pedigree of Thaddeus Collins
Pedigree of Sarah Josephine Gardner
Pedigree of Samuel Russell
Pedigree of William Collins Whitney
FlaviaCollins-Daniel Quartus Collins
Thaddeus Collins-Rutherford Hayes
Selah Collins-William Whitney
Selah Collins-Caspar Collins
Edwin O Collins-FF Starr
Robert Collins-Edward Collins
Edward + 1G
Edward + 2G
Edward + 3G
Edward + 4G
Edward + 5G
Abigail (8)
Daniel (11)
Edward (9)
John (18)
Mary (20)
Nathaniel (9)
William (14)


Probate Found
Y-DNA Male
Middletown First Settler


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  18. Paula Higgins, "In-Depth First Settler Profile: Nathaniel Collins (1664) / Mary (Whiting) Collins", Society of Middletown First Settlers Descendants (2009).
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  25. Sibley, Harvard Grads, 2:058.
  26. Middletown Land Records, Vols. 1 & 2, 1654-1742, 1:7, 42, LDS Microfilm #4792.
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  28. Records of First Church, Middletown, 04.
  29. Hartford Probate District Packets, 1641-1880 (Hartford: Connecticut State Library, unknown publish date), Microfilm Reel #494.