Selah Baxter Collins

#20, b. 12 November 1812, d. 10 April 1891
FatherAlpheus Collins b. 24 Sep 1790, d. 16 May 1862
MotherElizabeth (Betsey) Hall b. 5 Oct 1791, d. 19 May 1861

Spouse 1

Permelia Green b. 18 Sep 1817, d. 26 Jun 1883

Spouse 2

Sarah Soper b. c 1850


     Selah Baxter Collins was born on 12 November 1812 at Rose, Wayne, NY; Per census.1 He married Permelia Green, daughter of John Green and Sarah Willis, on 27 December 1833 at Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Mich; Per family search labs.1 Selah Baxter Collins married Sarah Soper on 27 January 1884 at Manlius, Allegan, Mich; Family search labs. Selah Baxter Collins died on 10 April 1891 at Lyndon, Washtenaw, Mich, at age 78; Per family search labs. Cemetery marker gives date as 17 Apr. He was buried on 12 April 1891 at Collins Family Cemetery Lyndon, Washtenaw, Mich.2,3

Other Events

     In 1831, Selah Baxter Collins and his family moved from Rose, Wayne, NY, to Pittsfield, Washtenaw, Mich.4
On 14 October 1835, Selah bought land in Washtenaw, Mich.5
On 16 August 1837, Selah and his father Alpheus bought land in Washtenaw, Mich.6,7
On 2 November 1837, Selah bought land in Washtenaw, Mich.8
On 10 February 1852, Selah bought land in Washtenaw, Mich.9

Time Line

Birth1812, Rose, Wayne, NY1
Census1820, Wolcott, Wayne, NYAlpheus Collins10
Census1830, Rose, Wayne, NYAlpheus Collins11
Move-to1831, Pittsfield, Washtenaw, MichAlpheus Collins4
Marriage1833, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, MichPermelia Green1
Buy-Land1835, Washtenaw, Mich5
Birth of Son1835, Lyndon, Washtenaw, MichEdwin Orlando Collins
Birth of Son1837, Lyndon, Washtenaw, MichAddison Comstock Collins
Buy-Land1837, Washtenaw, MichAlpheus Collins6,7
Buy-Land1837, Washtenaw, Mich8
Birth of Daughter1839, Lyndon, Washtenaw, MichMariam Sophia Collins
Census1840, Washtenaw, MichPermelia Green12
Birth of Son1841, Lyndon, Washtenaw, MichWilliam Harrison Collins
Birth of Daughter1843, Lyndon, Washtenaw, MichEsther Ann Collins
Birth of Daughter1846, Lyndon, Washtenaw, MichCynthia Cordelia Collins
Birth of Daughter1849, Lyndon, Washtenaw, MichLucinda Collins
Death of Daughter1849, Lyndon, Washtenaw, MichLucinda Collins
Census1850, Lyndon, Washtenaw, MichPermelia Green13
Birth of Daughter1851, Lyndon, Washtenaw, MichJosephine Collins
Death of Daughter1852, Lyndon, Washtenaw, MichMariam Sophia Collins
Buy-Land1852, Washtenaw, Mich9
Death of Daughter1853, Lyndon, Washtenaw, MichJosephine Collins
Birth of Son1853, Lyndon, Washtenaw, MichAlbert Collins
Birth of Daughter1857, Lyndon, Washtenaw, MichBetsy Collins
Census1860, Lyndon, Washtenaw, MichPermelia Green14
Death of Son1862, Lyndon, Washtenaw, MichAlbert Collins
Census1870, Lyndon, Washtenaw, MichPermelia Green15
Census1880, Manlius, Allegan, MichSarah Soper16
Death of Wife1883, Lyndon, Washtenaw, MichPermelia Green1
Marriage1884, Manlius, Allegan, MichSarah Soper
Death1891, Lyndon, Washtenaw, Mich
Burial1891, Collins Family Cemetery Lyndon, Washtenaw, Mich2,3
ChartsMale Descendants of John Collins
Descendants of Thaddeus Collins
Descendants of John Green
Pedigree of Robert Frank Collins
Pedigree of Rodney Arthur Collins
Selah Collins-William Whitney
Selah Collins-Caspar Collins
Selah Collins-Dwight Moody
Edwin O. Collins-Grover Cleveland
Edwin O Collins-FF Starr
Robert Collins-Edward Collins
Robert Collins-Sarah Gardner
Thad + 2G
Thad + 3G
Thad + 4G
Thad + 5G
William (14)


Y-DNA Male
F-A-G Memorial Found


  1. Alfred S Roe, Rose Neighborhood Sketches, Wayne County, New York (Worcester, Mass: The Author, 1893), Page 269.
  2. Collins Family Cemetery.
  3. Find A Grave Memorial.
  4. Roe, Rose Neighborhood Sketches, Page 270.
  5. General Land Office Records, online at, Cert No 9236.
  6. GLO Records online, Cert No 24517.
  7. GLO Records online, Cert No 24687.
  8. GLO Records online, Cert No 1573.
  9. GLO Records online, Cert No 29986.
  10. US Census 1820, Wolcott, Seneca Co, NY, Series M33, Roll 075, Page 143, Line 37, 7 Aug 1820.
  11. US Census 1830, Rose, Wayne Co, NY, Series M19, Roll 117, Page 174, Line 07, 1 Jun 1830.
  12. US Census 1840, Washtenaw Co, MI, Series M704, Roll 211, Page 045, Line 03, 1 Jun 1840.
  13. US Census 1850, Lyndon, Washtenaw Co, MI, Series M432, Roll 364, Page 302, Sheet 317, FN 1890, Line 41, 18 Sep 1850.
  14. US Census 1860, Lyndon, Washtenaw Co, MI, Series M653, Roll 563, Page 486, Sheet 194, FN 1430, Line 01, 23 Aug 1860.
  15. US Census 1870, Lyndon, Washtenaw Co, MI, Series M593, Roll 707, Page 220, Sheet 11, FN 73, Line 22, 11 Jul 1870.
  16. US Census 1880, Manluis, Allegan Co, MI, Series T9, Roll 569, Page 167, ED 08, Sheet 06, FN 53, Line 02, 7 Jun 1880.