John Collins1,2,3,4,5

#2280, b. circa 1640, d. 1704
FatherJohn Collins b. 29 Mar 1607, d. 29 Mar 1670
MotherSusannah (?) b. c 1618, d. b 1674

Spouse 1

Mary Trowbridge b. c 1640, d. 1668

Spouse 2

Mary Stevens b. c 1650

Spouse 3

Dorcas Swain b. c 1650


     John Collins was born at Boston, Suffolk, Mass, circa 1640.5,4 He married at Boston, Suffolk, Mass, circa 1662 Mary Trowbridge. John Collins married Mary Stevens on 2 June 1669 at Boston, Suffolk, Mass; This was the second marriage for both. Her first husband was Henry Kingsworth.6 John Collins married Dorcas Swain on 6 March 1699/0; This was her second marriage. Her first husband was John Taintor. He died at Mass in 1704. John Collins was buried in 1704 at Village Green Cemetery Guilford, New Haven, Conn.7

Time Line

Birthc 1640, Boston, Suffolk, Mass5,4
Marriagec 1662, Boston, Suffolk, MassMary Trowbridge
Birth of Son1663, Boston, Suffolk, MassJohn Collins8
Birth of Daughterc 1665Mary Collins
Birth of Son1667Robert Collins
Death of Wife1668, MassMary Trowbridge
Marriage1669, Boston, Suffolk, MassMary Stevens6
Death of Daughter1695, Saybrook, Middlesex, ConnMary Collins
Marriage1700Dorcas Swain
Death1704, Mass
Burial1704, Village Green Cemetery Guilford, New Haven, Conn7
ChartsDescendants of John Collins
Descendants of John the Shoemaker
Descendants of John the Shoemaker, Smith List
Male Descendants of John Collins
Deacon's Descendants
Pedigree of Daniel Quartus Collins
FlaviaCollins-Daniel Quartus Collins
Daniel (11)
John (18)
Mary (20)


Y-DNA Male
F-A-G Memorial Found


  1. James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, 4 vols. (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1860-1862), 1:435.
  2. Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston: NEHGS, 2011), 1:357.
  3. Ralph D. Smith, "Edward and John Collins and Their Descendants," NEHG Register 61 (1907):283-4.
  4. William Richard Cutter, New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial, 5 volumes (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co, 1913-1915), 4:1777.
  5. Mary Lovering Holman, Ancestry of Colonel John Harrington Stevens and his wife Frances Helen Miller, 2 vols. (Concord, New Hampshire: The Rumford Press, 1948), 1:215.
  6. Donald Lines Jacobus, "Guilford Vital Records in Town Records, Book A," The American Genealogist 13 (1936):088-098, 181-189, 242-245, at 94 [67].
  7. Find A Grave Memorial.
  8. A Report of the Record Commissioners Containing Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699 (Document 130) (Boston: Rockwell and Churchill, 1883), 088.