.                John Collins, c1640 - 1704, s/o John Chapman
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.                                                                   author: Michael D. Nestor, email:
mdn3557@yahoo.com

1    John Collins,2                                                                                                                                                                   (John,1)
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.         b ca 1640 Boston, Suffolk Co, Mass, d 10 Dec 1704, Guilford, New Haven Co, Conn.
.         m(1) Mary Trowbridge., d 1667 Guilford.
.         m(2) 2 Jun 1669 to Mary Steevens Kingsnorth, b 1624 Kent, d before 1700, d/o John Steevens.  She had m(1) Henry Kingsnorth, b
.                  1618 Staplehurst, Kent, Eng, d 29 Jul 1668 (one source says he d 30 Jul 1688, but this is inconsistent with her marr to John
.                  Collins).  Henry was one of the signers of the Connecticut Compact.
.         m(3) 6 Mar 1699/00 Guilford to Dorcas Swain, d May 1734, d/o Samuel Swain, and widow of John Taintor.

.         John lived in Middltetown, Saybrooke, Branoford, and Guilford, Conn.

.         issue:

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1.   John Collins, b 1665 Guilford, d 24 Jan 1751 Guilford, m 23 Jul 1691 Guilford to Ann Leete, b 5 Aug 1671, d 2 Nov 1724 Guil-
.               ford.

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2.   Mary Collins, b ca 1666 Guilford, Conn, d ca 1697, m 29 Jun 1681 to Nathaniel Chapman, b 16 Feb 1653 Saybrook, Middle
.               sex Co, Conn; d 5 Apr 1726 Saybrook, bur Old Cypress Cem, Old Saybrook, Middlesex Co, s/o Robert Chapman and Ann Bliss.
.               One source gives Mary's birth as 11 May 1666 and death as 5 May 1722, which if true, means she and Nathaniel divorced.
.               He m(2) 26 Jul 1698 Middlesex Co to Hannah Bates, b 7 Sep 1668 Haddam, Middlesex Co, d 5 Dec 1750 Saybrook, d/o James
.               Bates and Anne Withington

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3.   Robert Chapman, b 1667 Guilford, d 20 Aug 1745 Meriden, New Haven Co, m(1) 24 Dec 1689 Guilford to Lois Burnett, d
.                1704.  He m(2) 3 Jun 1707 to Mary Foster.






.         Ref:  1. "
A Genealogy of the Descendants of John Steevens who settled in Gulford, Conn. in 1645", 1906, Charlotte Steevens Holmes.
.                  2. "
History of Goshen", 1897, p 442, Hibbard.
.                  3. "
History of Gulford and Madison", p 131, Steiner.
.                  4. "
Stevens Genealogy", 1904, p 60, Dr. C. Ellis Stevens.
.                  5.   freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com, info by Steele.
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