Descendants of James Mullins

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Updated July 3, 2009



Generation No. 1

    1.  James1 Mullins was born Abt. 1780 in England?, and died Bef. 1837 in Hawkins Co., TN.  He married Clara Martin Abt. 1805.  She was born Abt. 1780 in VA, and died Aft. 1860.

Notes for James Mullins:
    James MULLINS, also known as "Irish Jim", or "Harelip Jim", was the progenitor of the Newman's Ridge Mullins clan. He was supposedly born in England, ca.1780, though there are some who believe that he was born in NC, and is part of the other Mullins families in the VA, NC, TN, and KY area in the late 1700's. It is not certain how Irish Jim's family fit in with the other Mullins families, but some appear to be associated with Melungeon groups, which, seemingly, would make them related somehow. But, as far as I know, no link has been found between Jim and other Mullins', such as Hiram Mullins, Booker Mullins, and Flower Mullins.      
       Tradition states that Jim migrated to America in the last years of the 18th century, became a trader,  and migrated to Lee Co., VA/ Hancock Co., TN,  ca. 1805,  where he bought land on Newman's Ridge (at that time, Hancock Co was part of Hawkins Co) and Blackwater Creek. In the Hancock Co. census of 1880, his surviving children listed their father as being born in Eng. As far as I know, that is the only documentation that states this.
     According to the Grohse Files, Jim had a 'hair-lip' and "couldn't hardly smoke a pipe" (quotations unknown). He supposedly married a Melungeon woman, named Clara MARTIN (some researchers think she was a COLLINS, or GIBSON). It is not certain whether they were married before he came to TN, or after. I havent found any documentation on Clara's last name, but this is a strong local tradition. James apparently died before 1836-37. He bought land on Newmans Ridge after 1830, but was listed as "dec'd" on a court record involving a land deed of his son, Samuel in 1837.

                Jim may have been the son of the Isaac Mullens that lived and bought property adjacent to William Martin in the Powells Valley area of Lee Co., VA;

    *STEWART to MULLINS
  Indenture 14 January Alexander & Catherine Stewart to Isaac Mullins for 18 pds 15 shillings for 50 acres in Powells Valley to William Martins line
        Alexr. Stewart {seal}
        Cathaine Stewart {seal}
        her X mark
14 January 1794  Teste;   C. Carter  Clk.

*Note that Isaac bought land bordering William Martin's property. Irish Jim married a Martin (according to tradition), which could be a clue to their relationships with these Mullins/Martin families.  Perhaps William Martin was related to Clara (possibly her father?). That could explain Jim being married to a Martin. Not much to go on, but a possibility...

    MULLEN to COLSON
   Indenture 1 April 1798 between Isaac Mullen and David Colson, both of Lee Co. VA., for sum $300 for 50 acres on bank of Indian Creek. Affix seals.
        Isaac Mullens {seal}
        Mary (her X mark) Mullens {seal}
10 April 1798   Test   Samuel Erving  D.C.



    MULLEN to CRABTREE
   Indenture 15 Sept 1802 between Isaac & Mary Mullen and Jacob Crabtree of Lee Co. VA. for $1000 for 154 acres part of tract claimed by Charles Cocke. Affix seals.
        Isaac Mullen {seal}
        Mary Mullen {seal}
14 June 1803    Teste  Charles Carter  C.L.C.


 
        James (listed as Mullens) was listed as head of household for 7 'free persons of color' in the 1830 Hawkins Co., TN Census (was Jim counted as "fpc" himself?). It's unlikely that it was his son James' household since his son would have been only 15 in 1830.

        Land Deeds for James Mullins

    Lee Co., VA

    FISHER to MULLENS
   Indenture 24 Mar 1805 between Peter Fisher of Rutherford Co. NC and James Mullens, Lee Co. VA. for sum of $50 for 100 acres on north side of Clynch River. Land part of grant to Wm. King 23 Feb 1796.
Affix seal.
        Martin Beatty, Atty {seal} for Peter Fisher



    MULLINS to GIBSON
   Indenture 7 Jan 1814 between James Mullins of Lee Co. and Jesee Gibson of same county for sum of $130 for 50 acres on north fork of Clinch River in Lee Co. Affix seal.
        James Mullins {seal}
In pres. of;  Abraham Bledsoe, Tho. Rogers, E. Wnrend Rice.



    LAWSON to MULLINS
   Know all men I, Hudson Lawson of Lee Co. VA bound unto James Mullins sum of $270 this 4 Aug 1814 a title to land in Lee Co adjoining Campbells land patent to Wm James Branch and part of 500 acre survey on North fork of Blackwater and south side of Powels Mountain. My seal.
        Hudson (his X mark) Lawson {seal}
Test  Joseph Baker, David (his X mark) Burk.



    CRABTREE to MULLINS
   Know all men I, Job Crabtree of Lee Co. VA, sell to James Mullins of Lee Co 155 acres in Lee Co on Clinch river the east end of tract that Crabtree sold to Madison Lawson. Land patent in name of James Branch. My hand 19 Sept 1814.
        Job Crabtree  {seal}
Test   Randle (his X mark) Noe


    Hawkins Co., TN (later Hancock Co)

James Mullins-40 acres on Newman's Ridge-p. 24

James Mullins-100 acres on Newman's Ridge-p. 36


    In an article for "The Arena" magazine in the 1890's, Will Allen Dromgoole, a female poet, wrote of the Melungeons after staying with a family on Newmans Ridge. In this particular article, "The Four Branches of the Melungeon Tree", she describes Irish Jim and the Mullins clan;

    "The English branch began with the MULLINS tribe, a very powerful tribe, next indeed for a long time to the Collins tribe, and at present the strongest of all the several branches, as well as the most daring and obstinate. Old Jim Mullins, the father of the branch, was an Englishman, a trader,it is supposed, with Indians. He was of a roving, daring disposition, and rather fond of the free abandon which characterized the Indian. He was much given to sports, and was always 'cheek to fowl' with the Cherokees and other Indian tribes he like to miggle .What brought him to Newman’s Ridge must have been , as it is said, his love for freedom and sport, and that careless existence known only to the Indians. He stumbled upon the Ridge settlement, fell in with the Ridgemanites, and never left them. He took for a wife one of their women, a descendant of old Sol Collins, and reared a family known as the MULLINS tribe. This is said to be the first white blood that mingled with the blood of the dusky Ridgemanites.

    By marriage I mean to say (in their own language) they 'took up together' having no set form of marriage service. So old Jim Mullins took up with a melungeon woman Collins, by whom he had a large family of children.Sometime after he exchanged wives with one Wyatt Collins, and proceeded to cultivate a second family. Wyatt Collins also had a large family by his first wife, and equally fortunate with the one whom he traded her for.

    After the forming of Hancock Co.(Tenn) old Mullins and Collins were forced to marry their wives according to the law of the land,but all had children and grandchildren  were grown before they were lawfully wed. The Mullins tribe became exceedingly strong, and remains today the head of the Ridge people."

         Dromgoole's account was very unpopular in Hancock Co, and it's safe to say that her accounts were embelished with fiction and not to be too trusted upon.

    Rev. Arthur H. Taylor said this in 1927; "All the Mullins I know show the dark skin of Indian blood, but the older people tell me the older Mullins' were fair of skin, which might well be expected of originally pure Irish stock".

   
Children of James Mullins and Clara Martin are:
+    2    i.    Samuel2 Mullins, born Abt. 1809.
+    3    ii.    Prudence Mullins, born Abt. 1810.
+    4    iii.    Elizabeth Mullins, born Abt. 1811 in TN.
+    5    iv.    Isaiah Mullins, born Abt. 1813 in TN; died Abt. 1891.
+    6    v.    James Mullins, born Abt. 1815.
+    7    vi.    John Mullins, born Abt. 1823 in Hancock Co, TN; died Abt. 1897 in Hancock Co, TN.
+    8    vii.    Nancy Mullins, born Abt. 1825.


Generation No. 2

    2.  Samuel2 Mullins (James1) was born Abt. 1809.  He married (1) Morning Gibson, daughter of Joseph Gibson and Sookey ?.  She was born in Hancock Co, TN.  He married (3) Mary Gibson Aft. 1861 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of Joseph Gibson and Sookey ?.  She was born Bef. 1829 in VA.

Notes for Samuel Mullins:
    In the 1830 Hawkins Co census, the household of Samuel MULLINS was listed as having 2 'fpc' (free persons of color). If Morning Gibson was the same person as Gevina Gibson who married a Samuel Mullns in Hawkins Co in 1843, then it would indicate that Samuel was married before he married Morning. This may be the second person who was enumerated in Samuel's household in 1830. (Is this the connection to Hezekiah Mullins, b. ca 1830?)  Sam and Morning had one child, who died. After Morning died, Sam married her sister, Mary GIBSON, who was widow of Dotson GIBSON, who himself was killed by Confederate raiders during the Civil War.  Morning and her sister, both born in VA, are buried in neighboring burial plots, with Sam beside them, atop Newman's Ridge.Sam was listed as a cooper on the 1850 and 1860 Hancock censuses, and a farmer on the 1870 Hancock census.


Notes for Morning Gibson:
  Is Morning the Gevina Gibson who married Samuel Mullens on 5/30/1843?

Notes for Mary Gibson:
   Judging by census records, Margaret and Doc seem to be Mary's children through her first husband, Dotson Gibson.

   
Child of Samuel Mullins is:
+    9    i.    Hezekiah3 Mullins, born Abt. 1830 in TN; died Bef. 1890.


    3.  Prudence2 Mullins (James1) was born Abt. 1810.  She married George Miser, son of John George Miser.  He was born Abt. 1795 in Millbach, PA, and died Bef. 1880.

Notes for George Miser:
   George came from a German family that came to America in the early 1800's, from around Zweibrucken, (I believe Bavaria). The Misers lived in PA, immigrated to Wayne Co, IN, then to TN, where he bought land in Knoxville, TN. Later he bought land on Newman's Ridge in Hancock  Co., TN, where they (this branch of Misers) assimilated into the Melungeon families. After Prude died, George married Pheobe Lawson. From an unknown source; Miser means "bird seller".

   
Children of Prudence Mullins and George Miser are:
+    10    i.    John3 Miser, born Abt. 1824 in Hancock Co, TN; died in Jackson Co., KY?.
+    11    ii.    Thomas Miser, born Abt. 1826 in Hancock Co, TN; died 29 Mar 1864 in Nashville, TN.
+    12    iii.    Wilson Miser, born Abt. 1829 in TN?; died Bet. 1904 - 1909 in Hancock Co, TN.


    4.  Elizabeth2 Mullins (James1) was born Abt. 1811 in TN.  She married Alfred Collins Abt. 1831, son of Vardy Collins and Peggy Gibson.  He was born Abt. 1810.

Notes for Alfred Collins:
   Alfred was a blacksmith. He was also "a builder of good chimneys", according to the Will Grohse Papers.

   
Children of Elizabeth Mullins and Alfred Collins are:
+    13    i.  Armistead3 Collins, born Bet. 1825 - 1832 in Hancock Co, TN; died 1904 in Hancock Co, TN.
+    14    ii. Barb Collins, born Abt. 1829 in Hancock Co, TN.
+    15    iii.  Presh Collins, born Abt. 1835 in Hancock Co, TN; died 10 Jan 1915 in Hancock Co, TN.
     16    iv.  Catherine Collins, born Abt. 1836.
+    17    v.   Eliza Collins, born Abt. 1840.
+    18    vi.  Elcana Collins, born Abt. 1842 in Hancock Co, TN.
+    19    vii. Duncan Collins, born Abt. 1844 in Hancock Co, TN; died Abt. 1910 in Luttrell, Knox Co., TN.
+    20    viii Baty Collins, born Abt. 1845 in Hancock Co, TN; died 23 Dec 1914.
     21    ix.   Matilda Collins, born Abt. 1846.
+    22    x.   Floyd Collins, born Abt. 1848 in Hancock Co, TN; died 21 Jul 1879 in Hancock Co, TN.
     23    xi.   Lorinda Collins, born Abt. 1850.
+    24    xii Jerry Collins, born Abt. 1852 in Hancock Co, TN.


    5.  Isaiah2 Mullins (James1) was born Abt. 1813 in TN, and died Abt. 1891.  He married (1) Prudence Miser, daughter of John George Miser.  She was born Abt. 1820 in KY, and died Bef. 1856 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married (2) Lydia Bird Aft. 1856 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of Levi Bird and Sarah ?.  She was born 08 Feb 1826 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 20 Oct 1917 in Middlesboro, KY.

Notes for Prudence Miser:
I"m not sure if Prudey was the daughter of George Miser, or his sister.

Notes for Lydia Bird:
   Lydia's birth and death dates come from her gravestone.

More About Lydia Bird:
Burial: Sharp Cem., Middlesboro, KY
   
Children of Isaiah Mullins and Prudence Miser are:
    25    i.    Loucinda3 Mullins, born Abt. 1835.
    26    ii.    Solomon Mullins, born Abt. 1837.
    27    iii.    Clara Mullins, born Abt. 1840.
    28    iv.    William Mullins, born Abt. 1842.
    29    v.    Cinderella Mullins, born Abt. 1843.

Notes for Cinderella Mullins:
Blind and lived her life in a poor house.


    30    vi.    James Mullins, born Abt. 1844.
+    31    vii.    Mack Mullins, born Abt. 1845 in Hancock Co, TN.
    32    viii.    Alford Mullins, born Abt. 1847.
+    33    ix.    Wilson Mullins, born 1851 in Hancock Co, TN; died Aft. 1910 in Arkansas?.
    34    x.    Nancy Mullins, born Abt. 1854.
    35    xi.    Emily Mullins, born Abt. 1856.

   
Children of Isaiah Mullins and Lydia Bird are:
    36    i.    Sarah3 Mullins, born Abt. 1870.
    37    ii.    Loyd Mullins, born 25 Oct 1870 in Hancock Co, TN?; died Bef. 1910 in Middlesboro, KY?.

More About Loyd Mullins:
Burial: Sharp Cemetary, Middlesboro, KY

+    38    iii.    Columbus Mullins, born 16 May 1875 in Hancock Co, TN; died 07 Feb 1948 in Middlesboro, KY.


    6.  James2 Mullins (James1) was born Abt. 1815.  He married (1) Lindy Gibson, daughter of Jonathan Gibson and Frankie Sexton.  She was born Abt. 1825.  He married (2) Nancy Collins Bef. 1846 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of Evan Collins and Mahala Delp.    He married (3) Polly Jane Gibson Bef. 1870, daughter of Dotson Gibson and Mary Gibson.  She was born Abt. 1849.

Notes for James Mullins:
   Jimmy may have been in the Civil War (see notes on his son Wayman). If the information on Jimmy is right, then Jimmy was fathering children on up into his 60's!  In his younger days, Jimmy  "distilled liquor".


Notes for Polly Jane Gibson:
   Jimmy and Polly were both Deacons of the Panther Creek Baptist Church when old.

   
Children of James Mullins and Lindy Gibson are:
    39    i.    Lively3 Mullins, born Abt. 1837.
    40    ii.    Wayman Mullins, born Abt. 1839 in Hancock Co, TN; died Abt. 1863 in Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for Wayman Mullins:
   According to the Will Grohse Papers, Wayman was in the Civil War with his father, Old Jimmy. While home on furlough, they were hiding out for fear of bushwhackers from VA. But one night, while camping on the ground, covered with brush, on Newman's Ridge, east of Boyd's Gap, they were surrounded by VA raiders. They started shooting their way out. Wayman was killed, but Jimmy escaped. Two of the 15 raiders were shot and died the next day. One of the raiders was Old Dave MARTIN, who lived in Lee Co., VA. After Lee's surrender, the Tennesseeans made a raid back into VA. They came upon Old Dave, sitting grinding cane. One of the TN raiders, allegedly Duncan COLLINS, shot him. Grohse says that Wayman was the leader of  the TN raiders before he was killed. Most of these raiders were not soldiers. The raiding continued long after the war ended.



+    41    iii.    Jeremiah Mullins, born Abt. 1845.

   
Children of James Mullins and Nancy Collins are:
+    42    i.    Jane3 Mullins, born Abt. 1846.
    43    ii.    Ellen Mullins, born Abt. 1848.  She married Carter Livesay 02 Nov 1885 in Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for Ellen Mullins:
   In the 1880 Hancock Co Census, Ellen is listed as a "servant housekeeper" in Carter's household.


+    44    iii.    Madison Mullins, born 1849 in TN.
    45    iv.    Persia Mullins, born 1853; died 1919.  She married (1) Newt Collins.  She married (2) ? Mabe.

Notes for Newt Collins:
Newt was known as a great fiddle player.


+    46    v.    Wallace Mullins, born Abt. May 1855.
    47    vi.    Rebecca Mullins, born 1858.
    48    vii.    James Mullins, born 1859.
    49    viii.    Elbis Mullins, born Abt. 1862.
    50    ix.    Martha Mullins, born Abt. 1863.

   
Children of James Mullins and Polly Gibson are:
    51    i.    Eyzard3 Mullins, born 1870.
+    52    ii.    Wesley Mullins, born 1872.
    53    iii.    Mollie Mullins, born 1875.  She married Arch Collins.


    7.  John2 Mullins (James1) was born Abt. 1823 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1897 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Mahala Collins Abt. 1840 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of Solomon Collins and Gincie Goins.  She was born 30 Mar 1824 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 1898 in Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for John Mullins:
    John's family was well-known in the moonshining business.  They lived on Newman's Ridge above Vardy, in Hancock Co., TN. They had a house that was burnt down by Confederate raiders, ca.1863, who came looking for 2 of their sons, probably Larkin and Jim, and 1 son-in-law, Howard Collins, Union soldiers that were home on leave. The story goes as follows:
      Howard Collins' wife, Jane Mullins, saw the bushwackers coming up the Ridge, and screamed to her husband, who picked up his gun and took a shot at them. They fell back a little to size up the situation. Meanwhile, the Mullins boys escaped over a low bluff. The raiders came to the bluff, but didn't get to get a shot off. Howard Collins sprained or broke a finger while escaping, but they got a shot off at the raiders, and got safely away.The sons escaped, but the house was burned, along with most of their possesions. They let the family take their burning bed clothes, but fire broke out in them again. A light blanket of snow was on the ground, and the children were barefooted. Old John was so mad, he loaded up a muzzle with about all it could hold. Then, as the raiders were leaving through the Blackwater Valley below them, he fired at them from the bluff. But, in his anger, he left the ramrod in the gun, and loaded it so heavily, it burst at the end of the muzzle. The ramrod, however, flew all the way accross the valley, and stuck in a rail fence, near where the Becky Hurley house was, a short distance west of Vardy Church.
     I've read somewhere (unfortunately, I cannot find these notes) that John Mullins was something of a 'Johnny Appleseed', and planted many apple trees in the areas surrounding the Cumberland Gap (VA, TN, KY, poss. NC), but I don't know how true that is, as I've only read that once.
    According to Jim Callahan's book "Lest We Forget - The Melungeon Colony of Newman's Ridge",  John was skilled with a knife, and once said "I'm so tough I been knifed, shot, and the Lord hit me with a thunderbolt so hard he knocked my shoes off and I'm still here". (referenced from the papers of Rev. Arthur Taylor).  This incident seems to be confirmed by the following news article posted on the "Our Melungeons" web site (http://www.geocities.com/ourmelungeons/front.html) ;

Sedalia Missiouri
Daily Democrat
October 7, 1872

A Man buried by Lightening But Not Killed

The Jonesboro (East Tennessee) Flag is responsible for the following extraordinary
statement; Mr. John Mullens who resides on Newman's Ridge, in Hancock County, Tenn., while engaged in working in his field with his sons, there came up, suddenly, a violent thunder storm--so suddenly that a portion of those working in the field had not time to reach a shelter from the storm. Mr. Mullens, being some distance from the others, was struck by a lightening bolt, and literally driven into the soft earth of the field. His sons, not far distant, seeing him covered with dirt. They dragged him forth, and one exclaimed, "Oh! he is dead!"

Immediately the old gentleman, who was a man of large frame and powerful constitution, raised himself, shook the dirt from his locks and replied to his son, "No, I'm not dead!" He was carried to his residence, and the proper medical aid rendered, and he soon recovered from the severe shock, a remarkable monument of escape from instant death. His clothing was rent into shreds and swept from the entire body, while his shoes was literally torn to fragments. Two or three red streaks on his body were all the signs that were visible of the  terrible element that prostrated him. He was, of course, knocked senseless, and so remained until his sons released him from his untimely grave.

   Notice the story described John as " a man of large frame and powerful constitution". One myth about John Mullins is that he was small and skinny, possibly because of fictional literature based on his wife Mahala, who was famous for her large size

Notes for Mahala Collins:
   Mahala is probably the most famous Melungeon individual. She was extremely obese, as a result of Elephantiasis, and was considered the best bootlegger in the Appalachians, though it is said that family members actually made the liquor (apple and peach brandy were their specialties), and she only sold it. One humorous event, that was actually documented, was when a judge sent a sheriff up the Ridge to arrest 'Haley'. Well, he could arrest her, but, because of her size, there was no way they could get her down the treacherous ridge. After giving up, the sheriff went back to the judge. When the judge asked him where she was, the sheriff replied, "She's catchable, but not fetchable".
      Mahala has become something of a folk heroine in the Southern Appalachians. Many stories and tales have been made up about her, many of them far-fetched and untrue. The following is an example, a song taken off of the internet, from  Melungeon-L  Rootsweb email list:

    Ode to Aunt Haley           
     Lois Gilbert   1984

Aunt Haley, when she walked this warm sweet earth,
She said to her Kin folks then,
"I want to grow forever and spread my girth,
everywhere that man has been -
everywhere that man has been.
    Chorus
Aunt Haley, she made the very best shine,
In her cabin on the side of the hill.
Folks would come around from the countyside,
For a dollar they could drink their fill.
For a dollar they could drink their fill.
    Chorus
Well, the Sheriff come to take her in,
He busted up her still.
Aunt Haley sat grinning in her great big chair.
"You'll never get me offin this hill.
You'll never get me offin this hill."
    Chorus
Aunt Haley, she weighed 500 pounds,
The Sheriff weighed 252,
He just walked out the door a shaking his head.
"Make you mountain dew.
Haley, make your mountain dew."
    Chorus
Aunt Haley she died one cool spring night,
The coffin maker done the best he could.
He just took out his pencil and his measuring tape.
"Where will I get enough good dry wood?
Where will I get enough good dry wood?"
    Chorus
Well, the road on the ridge is narrow and steep,
it's always slipping in.
Well, the road crew comes to fix it up.
They say, "Aunt Haley's still growing within.
Aunt Haley's still growing within."

             CHORUS:
There's a big crooked mountain in East Tennessee.
They call it Neuman's Ridge.
Aunt Haley lies buried in her big pine box.
Each day there's more of that ridge.
Each day there's more of that ridge.



 Sometimes it's hard to distinguish truth from fiction. When Haley died, it is said that they had to build a coffin around her bed (or out of her bed), and take her out of a space in the wall, where they were about to build a chimney. I've heard that this was untrue, but I'm not sure. She's buried in a family plot near their cabin, which, until recently (2000),  stood up on Newman's Ridge. It was moved off of the Ridge, down to the Vardy Valley, where it was renovated.
 


More About Mahala Collins:
Burial: Newmans Ridge, Hancock Co., TN
   
Children of John Mullins and Mahala Collins are:
+    54    i.    Jane3 Mullins, born 1841 in Hancock Co, TN; died 10 Jan 1913 in Hancock Co, TN.
+    55    ii.    Sally Mullins, born 1842 in Hancock Co, TN; died Abt. 1924 in Hancock Co, TN.
+    56    iii.    Larkin Mullins, born 1844; died 1915 in Hancock Co, TN.
    57    iv.    Jim Mullins, born 1846.
    58    v.    Millie Mullins, born 1846.

Notes for Millie Mullins:
  Described by the Will Grohse Files as "Queer - never married". The 1860 Hancock Co Census listed her as being "fitified". A photo of a grave stone widely circulated as being Mahala Mullins' headstone is actually the stone for "Millea". This is confirmed by the date of death listed on the stone. Millie died a decade before Mahala.



    59    vi.    Burton Mullins, born 1847; died Bef. 1865 in Camp Nelson, KY.

Notes for Burton Mullins:
   Burton may have been an adopted son of John and Mahala. According to the Grohse Papers, Burton was a Union soldier, and died at Camp Nelson, KY.


+    60    vii.    Elbe Mullins, born 1848.
    61    viii.    Richard Mullins, born 1850.

Notes for Richard Mullins:
   According to the Grohse Papers, Richard was murdered somewhere out west (poss. Oklahoma)


    62    ix.    Jeremiah Mullins, born 1853.
+    63    x.    Mary Ann Mullins, born 1854 in Hancock Co, TN; died Oct 1937 in Hancock Co, TN.
+    64    xi.    John Mullins, born 1855.
+    65    xii.    Reuben Mullins, born 1856 in Hancock Co, TN; died 13 Jun 1930 in Muskogee, OK.
    66    xiii.    Ollie Mullins, born 1858 in Hancock Co, TN; died Sep 1882 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Olive Miser 12 Feb 1880 in Hancock Co, TN; born Aft. 1856 in Hancock Co, TN; died Abt. 1895.

Notes for Ollie Mullins:
   Ollie was killed in a gun duel with Grant Jarvis (sheriff?) on the Main Street of Sneedville in late 1882.


+    67    xiv.    Calvin Mullins, born 1860 in Hancock Co, TN; died Abt. 1897 in Hancock Co, TN.


    8.  Nancy2 Mullins (James1) was born Abt. 1825.

Notes for Nancy Mullins:
    Nancy was listed as being born in KY. Does that mean Irish Jim and Clara moved to KY? I'm wondering if the Nancy Mullins listed in the household of "Clarah Collins"(? check original census) in 1850 was actually the wife of one of James and Clara's sons, or a grandchild.

   
Children of Nancy Mullins are:
    68    i.    Elizabeth3 Mullins, born Abt. 1841 in TN.
    69    ii.    Mary Ann Mullins, born Abt. 1844 in TN.
    70    iii.    Henry Mullins, born Abt. 1848 in TN.

Notes for Henry Mullins:
Henry's middle name may have been Harrison judging by the census of 1870.

+    71    iv.    Elbert Mullins, born Abt. 1850 in TN; died Bef. 1880 in Hancock Co, TN.


Generation No. 3

    9.  Hezekiah3 Mullins (Samuel2, James1) was born Abt. 1830 in TN, and died Bef. 1890.  He married Juda ? Bef. 1847.  She was born Abt. 1830 in VA.

Notes for Hezekiah Mullins:
This is not proven, but I believe Hez was most likely the son of Samuel Mullins. Hez was obviously associated with the Mullinses of Newmans Ridge (Hez was labeled "Mulatto" in the 1870 Hancock Co., TN Census, and he lived  near the other Mullinses at times), and Samuel would have been the only Mullins son old enough to be Hez's father.  Hez lived in Lee Co., VA in 1860. Hez joined the US Infantry during the Civil War (Co J 1st US Inf), enlisting on 28 may 1864 and discharged on 2o Jun 1865. His widow was listed on the 1890 Veterans Census, wh\ch is where the information of his approximate death date came from.
   
Children of Hezekiah Mullins and Juda ? are:
    72    i.    Jemimah4 Mullins, born Abt. 1847 in VA.  She married Franklin Gibson; born Abt. 1848 in VA.
    73    ii.    Ambrous Mullins, born Abt. 1849 in TN.
    74    iii.    Julia Ann Mullins, born Abt. 1854 in TN.
    75    iv.    Mark Mullins, born Abt. 1853 in TN.
    76    v.    Mariah Mullins, born Abt. 1856 in TN.
    77    vi.    Martha Mullins, born Abt. 1858 in TN.
    78    vii.    John Mullins, born Abt. 1860 in TN.
    79    viii.    Susan Mullins, born Abt. 1862 in TN.
    80    ix.    Monroe Mullins, born Abt. 1864 in TN.
    81    x.    Samuel Mullins, born Abt. 1870 in TN.
    82    xi.    Blanton Mullins, born Abt. 1874 in TN.


    10.  John3 Miser (Prudence2 Mullins, James1) was born Abt. 1824 in Hancock Co, TN, and died in Jackson Co., KY?.  He married Amanda Myers Bef. 1845 in Hancock Co, TN?.  She died 1912 in Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for John Miser:
John's family moved to Jackson Co., KY.


Notes for Amanda Myers:
    Although the family moved to Jackson Co., KY, Amanda apparently was back in Hancock Co by 1911, when she professed faith in Christ at the Vardy Presbyterian Church. She died the following year.

   
Children of John Miser and Amanda Myers are:
    83    i.    Jacob4 Miser, born 1845.
    84    ii.    Louisa Miser, born Abt. 1847.
    85    iii.    William Miser, born Abt. 1849.
    86    iv.    Nancy Miser, born Abt. 1852.
    87    v.    Sarah Miser, born Abt. 1855.
    88    vi.    John Miser, born Abt. 1857.
    89    vii.    Peter Miser, born Abt. 1859.


    11.  Thomas3 Miser (Prudence2 Mullins, James1) was born Abt. 1826 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 29 Mar 1864 in Nashville, TN.  He married (1) Eura Gibson Aft. 1840.  She was born Abt. 1815.  He married (2) Renee Collins Aft. 1851 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of Jackson Collins and Mariah Collins. 

Notes for Eura Gibson:
  Eura had Caroline before she married Thomas Miser. They must have gotten a divorce, as Eura was living in Caroline's household in 1870, a few doors down from Thomas.
   
Children of Thomas Miser and Eura Gibson are:
+    90    i.    Caroline4 Miser, born 18 Feb 1840 in Hancock Co, TN; Stepchild.
    91    ii.    Urah Miser, born Abt. 1846.
    92    iii.    Jane Miser, born Abt. 1851.

   
Children of Thomas Miser and Renee Collins are:
    93    i.    Peter4 Miser.
    94    ii.    Mary Ann Miser.


    12.  Wilson3 Miser (Prudence2 Mullins, James1) was born Abt. 1829 in TN?, and died Bet. 1904 - 1909 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Margaret Collins Bef. 1850 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of Simeon Collins and Frankie Bunch.  She was born Abt. 1830 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1909 in Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for Wilson Miser:
    From the Will Grohse Papers;  "Wilson was a Private in Co. E. 2nd TN Volunteer Inf (Union Army). Two of his half brothers, Robert and George were killed while serving with the Confederate Army..."
   "Wilson Miser had extensive land holdings on Blackwater (Vardy) Creek, some of which extended into Virginia. He would pay his work hands 'in the store' by sending his red hat with one of the workers. The merchants knew 'Wilse' would only let his hat go for that purpose."
    "He did not draw a Union Veterans Pension because his brother-in-law Howard Collins would not vouch for him. They both served in the same company and regiment.

   
Children of Wilson Miser and Margaret Collins are:
    95    i.    Logan4 Miser, born Abt. 1850.
+    96    ii.    Hamilton Miser, born Abt. 1853 in Hancock Co, TN; died 1908 in Hancock Co, TN.
+    97    iii.    Haines Miser, born Abt. 1855 in Tn.
+    98    iv.    Olive Miser, born Aft. 1856 in Hancock Co, TN; died Abt. 1895.
    99    v.    Henry Miser, born Abt. 1857 in Tn.
+    100    vi.    George Miser, born Abt. 1860 in Hancock Co, TN; died 1922 in Hancock Co, TN.
    101    vii.    Ella Miser, born Abt. 1865.


    13.  Armistead3 Collins (Elizabeth2 Mullins, James1) was born Bet. 1825 - 1832 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 1904 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Eliza Reed Bef. 1853. 

More About Armistead Collins:
Burial: Shelby Williams Cem. , Newmans Ridge, Hancock Co., TN

More About Eliza Reed:
Burial: Shelby Williams Cem. , Newmans Ridge, Hancock Co., TN
   
Children of Armistead Collins and Eliza Reed are:
+    102    i.    Vard4 Collins, born Abt. 1853 in Hancock Co, TN; died in Hyden, KY.
+    103    ii.    Branham Collins, born Abt. 1854 in Hancock Co, TN; died Aft. 1932 in Hancock Co, TN.
+    104    iii.    Elizabeth Collins, born 1857 in Hancock Co, TN; died in Knox Co., TN?.
+    105    iv.    Kainey Collins, born 1858 in Hancock Co, TN; died 10 Oct 1936 in Hancock Co, TN.
+    106    v.    James L. Collins, born Abt. 1860 in Hancock Co, TN; died Abt. 1914 in Hyden, KY.
    107    vi.    William Collins, born Abt. 1862.
    108    vii.    Martha Collins, born Abt. 1865.


    14.  Barb3 Collins (Elizabeth2 Mullins, James1) was born Abt. 1829 in Hancock Co, TN.  She married Boone Gibson 07 Dec 1859 in Hancock Co, TN, son of Jesse Gibson and Tanzie Collins.  He was born Abt. 1827.
   
Children of Barb Collins and Boone Gibson are:
    109    i.    James H4 Gibson, born 23 Dec 1847 in Hancock Co, TN; died 11 Nov 1858 in Hancock Co, TN.
    110    ii.    Letta Gibson, born Abt. 1849.

Notes for Letta Gibson:
   Letta and Roger Gibson were twins.

    111    iii.    Roger Gibson, born Abt. 1849.
+    112    iv.    Bulie Gibson, born Abt. 1853.
+    113    v.    Margaret Gibson, born Bet. 1855 - 1865 in Hancock Co, TN; died Abt. 1930 in Hancock Co, TN.
    114    vi.    Tanzie Gibson, born 19 Oct 1859.
+    115    vii.    Victoria Gibson, born 19 Jan 1862.
    116    viii.    Taney Gibson, born 19 Oct 1868.


    15.  Presh3 Collins (Elizabeth2 Mullins, James1) was born Abt. 1835 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 10 Jan 1915 in Hancock Co, TN.  She met Reynolds Golihon. 

Notes for Presh Collins:
I'm not sure if all of Presh's children listed were fatherd by Reynolds Gollihon.

More About Presh Collins:
Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN
   
Children of Presh Collins and Reynolds Golihon are:
    117    i.    Doc4 Collins, born 02 Feb 1852 in Hancock Co, TN; died 13 Mar 1943 in Hancock Co, TN.

More About Doc Collins:
Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN
Cause of Death: old age

+    118    ii.    Chanie Collins, born Abt. 1854.
+    119    iii.    Alice Collins, born Abt. 1870 in Hancock Co, TN; died Abt. 1950 in Hancock Co, TN.
    120    iv.    Grant Collins.
+    121    v.    Tallie Collins, born Bef. 1879; died 1919.


    17.  Eliza3 Collins (Elizabeth2 Mullins, James1) was born Abt. 1840.  She married Branham Williams Bef. 1869 in Hancock Co, TN?, son of Timothy Williams and Letitia Collins.  He was born Bet. 1829 - 1833, and died Bet. 1909 - 1912 in Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for Branham Williams:
   Branham was living with his grandparents, Old Vardy and Peggy Collins, on the 1850 Hancock Co Census.

   
Children of Eliza Collins and Branham Williams are:
    122    i.    Timothy4 Williams, born Abt. 1859 in Hancock Co, TN; died 1908 in Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for Timothy Williams:
   Timothy was crippled.

    123    ii.    James Floyd Williams, born Abt. 1861; died 1931 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Ann James.

Notes for James Floyd Williams:
From the Will Grohse Papers;  "Jimmie was a Baptist Minister and married several families in the county. His marriage services were brief and to the point. He would usually say out loud 'I now pronounce you man and wife, kiss the bride'..."

    124    iii.    Charles B. Williams, born Abt. 1864.
    125    iv.    Vesta Williams, born Abt. 1867.  She married Dalton Collins; born Abt. 1877 in Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for Dalton Collins:
   Dalton was described in the Will Grohse Papers; "He was a large man, red faced. He suffered from gout in his later years." His wife, Vesta, was his 1st cousin.



    126    v.    Shally Jones Williams, born Abt. 1872.
    127    vi.    Ruth Williams, born Abt. 1875.
    128    vii.    Winnie Williams, born Abt. 1877.


    18.  Elcana3 Collins (Elizabeth2 Mullins, James1) was born Abt. 1842 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Minerva Goodman, daughter of Ed Goodman and Icy Gibson. 

Notes for Elcana Collins:
   Kaney was a Cpl. in the Union Army during the Civil War (Co. A. 1st Tenn. Cav.).
  He was shot through the leg in battle and was injured. He was enrolled from May 1, 1862 through May 1, 1865. He was described as swarthy complexioned.

   
Children of Elcana Collins and Minerva Goodman are:
+    129    i.    Lucas4 Collins, born Aft. 1855 in Hancock Co, TN; died 1900.
+    130    ii.    Ardell Collins, born Bet. 1865 - 1869.
    131    iii.    Cinderella Collins, born Bet. 1869 - 1873.  She married Jess Collins.
+    132    iv.    Lucy Collins, born Bet. 1872 - 1875 in Hancock Co, TN; died 1921.
    133    v.    Tilman Collins, born Bet. 1874 - 1877; died 1900 in Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for Tilman Collins:
Probably the same Tilamn Collins that was killed in a 4-way election day shootout in 1900;

Newark Daily Advocate -
8/6/1900 [Ohio]

Four men were mortally wounded as the result of an election tragedy in Hancock county, Tenn., the victims being Sheriff John
Lamb, Telman Collins, Wiley Brewer and Whitten Gibson.

    19.  Duncan3 Collins (Elizabeth2 Mullins, James1) was born Abt. 1844 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1910 in Luttrell, Knox Co., TN.  He married Tish Gibson 09 Mar 1862 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of Jesse Gibson and Tanzie Collins.  She was born Abt. 1838.

Notes for Duncan Collins:
   Duncan was in the Civil War. (Co. C., 1st Tenn. Cav.).  He and Babe moved to Luttrell, TN.
   

   
Children of Duncan Collins and Tish Gibson are:
    134    i.    Jimmie4 Collins, born in Knox Co., TN.
    135    ii.    Lewis Collins, born in Knox Co., TN.
    136    iii.    William Collins, born in Knox Co., TN; died Abt. 1930 in Luttrell, Knox Co., TN.

Notes for William Collins:
   Bill was bushwhacked and shot near Luttrell ca. 1930. Someone was afraid of him and killed him. The killer was never caught.




    20.  Baty3 Collins (Elizabeth2 Mullins, James1) was born Abt. 1845 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 23 Dec 1914.  He married Cynthia Collins Bef. 1867, daughter of Simeon Collins and Frankie Bunch.  She was born Abt. 1844 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 09 Jul 1930.

Notes for Baty Collins:
   Baty was in the Civil War (Co. E., 8th Tenn. Cav.?), from Sep 23, 1863 to Sep 11, 1865.  Will Grohse wrote this of Baty; "Like most people of the olden day, he was a moonshiner in his younger days, but as he grew older, he mellowed and was a Ruling Elder of the Vardy Presbyterian Church in his later years. He was of medium height, inclined to be fat, swarthy complexion..., and bald". Baty was shot by Jeff Livesay on Blackwater Creek in late 1891, but was not seriously wounded. In the ca 1897 Home Mission Monthly article "A Visit to the Melungeons" by C.H. Humble, Baty was identified as a "chief" of the Melungeons, and he apparently ran Vardy's old spa and inn.



More About Baty Collins:
Cause of Death: old age

Notes for Cynthia Collins:
    In the Will Grohse Papers, Cynthia was described as "tall, thin, lighter complexioned, forgetful, easily persuaded by her grandchildren, at 83 would walk from her daughter Frankie's home down to another daughter, Nancy's home, about 1 and a half each way. She would leave in the morning and come back home that night; also took a horse-back trip to visit her grandson Brownlow Collins, over on Powell's Mt. She didn't want her girls to marry whom they did, and all three ran off to get married. Lived on Blackwater next to Vardy Presbyterian Church. The old house had chimneys on both ends. It was well built". Cynthia used to make shirts for her grandfather, Ben Bunch, and taking food to her grandmother, Mary, after Ben's death, acording to Will Grohse.
    If the census was accurate, she may not be Simeon's birth daughter, as she would have been born after his death.

More About Cynthia Collins:
Cause of Death: old age
   
Children of Baty Collins and Cynthia Collins are:
    137    i.    Frankie4 Collins, born Abt. 1867 in Hancock Co, TN; died 12 Mar 1950 in Hancock Co, TN.  She married Harrison Collins 25 Jul 1888 in Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for Frankie Collins:
   From the Will Grohse Papers; "Frankie was tall, slim, and liked her daily toddies. She made her own".


More About Frankie Collins:
Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN
Cause of Death: old age

Notes for Harrison Collins:
   Harrison was nearly blind in his later years.



More About Harrison Collins:
Cause of Death: old age

    138    ii.    Noah Collins, born 10 Oct 1868 in Hancock Co, TN; died 27 Aug 1922 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Alice Lovins.

Notes for Noah Collins:
   From the Will Grohse Papers;  "Noah was tall, dark, showed Indian blood strongly..., easy going, drawling of speech, tho quick tempered if he felt injustice was done, inclined to be a trader more than work on his farm, kept a store between Vardy Church and Vardy Springs for years, partly with Munlas Collins and part time with his brother-in-law Dan Horton".


More About Noah Collins:
Cause of Death: Liver Cancer

Notes for Alice Lovins:
   Alice was described in the Will Grohse Papers as "light complexioned, but dark hair, fleshy, medium tall."


More About Alice Lovins:
Cause of Death: Diabetes

    139    iii.    Adelaide Collins, born 10 Jan 1872 in Hancock Co, TN; died 13 Feb 1931 in Hancock Co, TN.  She married Daniel Boone Horton.

Notes for Adelaide Collins:
   Described as Indian looking, with dark skin, hair and eyes. Had alot of children.



Notes for Daniel Boone Horton:
   Dan was a Spanish-American War Vet.



    140    iv.    Polly Collins, born Jul 1875 in Hancock Co, TN; died Jul 1875 in Hancock Co, TN.
+    141    v.    Nancy Collins, born 15 Aug 1881 in Hancock Co, TN; died 06 Dec 1961 in Sparta, Ill.


    22.  Floyd3 Collins (Elizabeth2 Mullins, James1) was born Abt. 1848 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 21 Jul 1879 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Darthula Collins Bef. 1872, daughter of Vardy Collins and Elizabeth Maxie.  She was born Abt. 1855 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Bet. 1900 - 1910.

Notes for Floyd Collins:
     Floyd shot a Rev. Clark according to the Morristown Gazette. Not sure whether he killed him or not. Floyd himself was shot by Andy Rhea with a Navy 6-shooter in May 1877. He died July 21, 1879 from the wound. In the 1880 Mortality Schedule for Hancock Co., TN, it appears that Floyd's racial designation was written over from "W" (white) to "B" (black). On another page, recorded by a different enumerator, a Floyd Collins was listed as white.


More About Floyd Collins:
Burial: Boone Gibson Cem., Hancock Co., TN
   
Children of Floyd Collins and Darthula Collins are:
+    142    i.    Sarah4 Collins, born Abt. 1872.
    143    ii.    Henderson Collins, born Abt. 1875.
+    144    iii.    Melburn Collins, born Abt. 1875; died Bet. 1911 - 1915 in Hancock Co, TN.
    145    iv.    Dalton Collins, born Abt. 1877 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Vesta Williams; born Abt. 1867.

Notes for Dalton Collins:
   Dalton was described in the Will Grohse Papers; "He was a large man, red faced. He suffered from gout in his later years." His wife, Vesta, was his 1st cousin.




    24.  Jerry3 Collins (Elizabeth2 Mullins, James1) was born Abt. 1852 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Lottie Collins Bef. 1871, daughter of Allen Collins and Rachel Nichols.  She was born Abt. 1848 in TN.

Notes for Jerry Collins:
  Jerry and Lottie were both labeled as "Mulatto" on the 1870 Hancock Co., TN Census.
   
Children of Jerry Collins and Lottie Collins are:
    146    i.    Rachel4 Collins, born 17 Jul 1871.
    147    ii.    Rebecca Collins, born Abt. 1873.
    148    iii.    Peter Collins, born Abt. 1875.
    149    iv.    Louisa Collins, born Abt. 1877.
    150    v.    Floyd Collins, born Abt. 1880.


    31.  Mack3 Mullins (Isaiah2, James1) was born Abt. 1845 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Rachel Cathee? Bef. 1873. 
   
Children of Mack Mullins and Rachel Cathee? are:
    151    i.    Frank4 Mullins, born in Hawkins Co., TN; died 1946.
    152    ii.    Theona Mullins, born in Hawkins Co., TN.
    153    iii.    Laura Mullins, born in Hawkins Co., TN.
    154    iv.    Mary Mullins, born in Hawkins Co., TN.  She married Sam Burkett.
    155    v.    Hiram Mullins, born 1875.
+    156    vi.    John Henry Mullins, born 04 Dec 1883 in Hawkins Co., TN; died 1928 in Tazewell, VA.


    33.  Wilson3 Mullins (Isaiah2, James1) was born 1851 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Aft. 1910 in Arkansas?.  He married Melvina Johnson, daughter of James Johnson and Lydia Bird.  She was born 03 May 1853 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 26 Dec 1941 in Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for Wilson Mullins:
    Wilson married Vina (Melvina) JOHNSON, his step-sister on 25 Oct 1873 in KY. Viana's mother was Lydia BIRD (JOHNSON), who married Zerah Mullins, after seperating from her 1st husband, James Johnson. But married life was not for Wilson, and he was said to have treated her mean. They split, and Wilson was said to have moved to Rogersville in neighboring Hawkins Co, TN. He remarried, and had another family. They were said to have been moving to Texas after 1910 when Wilson got sick somewhere in Arkansas, and died. The Will Grohse Papers say that he was believed to have moved to Memphis. Perhaps he died near Memphis. His family had to sell their possessions to make it back to Hawkins Co.



Notes for Melvina Johnson:
   Vina married her step-brother, Wilson Mullins, the son of her mother's 2nd husband. But Wilson was supposedly unkind to her, so they split. After Viney left Wilson, she was said to have walked over two mountains holding her baby son, Landon, to get back home. Vina then married Alfred Goins, an older Civil War vet whom she had known since she was a young girl, and raised a family. After Alfred died, Vina drew from his war pension. Alfred and Vina supposedly owned much of the land where Goins Chapel and cemetary now stand. Vina lived to a very good age, on the Panther Creek side of Newmans Ridge.



More About Melvina Johnson:
Burial: Goins Chapel Cem., Hancock Co, TN
   
Child of Wilson Mullins and Melvina Johnson is:
+    157    i.    Landon C Haynes4 Mullins, born 07 May 1874 in Hancock Co, TN; died 1952 in Hancock Co, TN.


    38.  Columbus3 Mullins (Isaiah2, James1) was born 16 May 1875 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 07 Feb 1948 in Middlesboro, KY.  He married Mary Ann Branham. 

More About Columbus Mullins:
Burial: Sharp Cem., Middlesboro, KY

Notes for Mary Ann Branham:
Mary lived on the Wilderness Road where the Cumberland Gap National Park was established according to her descendants.
   
Children of Columbus Mullins and Mary Branham are:
+    158    i.    Landon4 Mullins.
    159    ii.    Molly Lavada Agnes Mullins.
    160    iii.    Virgil Mullins.
    161    iv.    Otis Mullins.
    162    v.    James Mullins.
    163    vi.    Nathan Mullins.


    41.  Jeremiah3 Mullins (James2, James1) was born Abt. 1845.  He married (1) Olive Miser 05 Jan 1883 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of Wilson Miser and Margaret Collins.  She was born Aft. 1856 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1895.  He married (2) Alice Collins Aft. 1895, daughter of Reynolds Golihon and Presh Collins.  She was born Abt. 1870 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1950 in Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for Jeremiah Mullins:
   Jerry was a Pvt. with Co. B., 50th VA Conf. Inf., during the Civil War . If the info I have is true, he must have fought on the opposite side from his father and brother!
   

   
Children of Jeremiah Mullins and Olive Miser are:
    164    i.    Charlie4 Mullins, born Abt. 1884 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Hesta Mullins; born 1872.
+    165    ii.    Robert Mullins, born Abt. 1886.
+    166    iii.    Grover Mullins, born 03 Jun 1888 in Hancock Co, TN.
+    167    iv.    Fred Mullins, born Abt. 1890 in Hancock Co, TN.
+    168    v.    Alice Mullins, born 27 Jun 1887 in VA; died 13 Oct 1962 in Harrogate, Claiborne Co., TN.

   
Children of Jeremiah Mullins and Alice Collins are:
    169    i.    Rosa4 Mullins, born 02 Mar 1898.  She married Lewis Alder in Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for Rosa Mullins:
   Went to Pesbyterian School at Hot Springs, NC for 2 years. She m. the school teacher, Lewis ADLER (ALDER?),  in Vardy, Hancock Co., TN.



Notes for Lewis Alder:
   Lewis apparently taught at the Presbyterian School in Hot Springs, NC. Lewis later became a mail carrier, for 14 years. They lived just below the VA line.


    170    ii.    Eva Mullins, born 30 Sep 1900.  She married Elmer Gordon.

Notes for Eva Mullins:
     Went to Presbyterian School at Hot Springs for 4 years. She taught school for 2 years. She graduated from Hot Springs and Sneedville schools. She worked in Cincinatti and Ft. Thomas, KY. She m.Elmer GORDON.Lived in Cincinatti.



+    171    iii.    Rhoda Mullins, born 11 Oct 1902.
+    172    iv.    Julia Mullins, born 04 Nov 1904.
    173    v.    Elizabeth Faye Mullins, born 13 Aug 1908.  She married Albert Mullins; born 10 Apr 1915 in Hancock Co, TN; died 23 Jun 1969 in Hancock Co, TN.

More About Albert Mullins:
Cause of Death: diabetes

    174    vi.    Russell Mullins, born 09 Aug 1911; died 1918.
    175    vii.    Roy Mullins, born Abt. 1913; died Abt. 1913.
    176    viii.    Blanche Mullins, born Abt. 1915 in Hancock Co, TN; died Abt. 1915 in Hancock Co, TN.


    42.  Jane3 Mullins (James2, James1) was born Abt. 1846.  She met (1) Billy Seals.    She married (2) Bill Collins. 
   
Child of Jane Mullins and Billy Seals is:
    177    i.    Ezra4 Mullins, born Bef. 1879.


    44.  Madison3 Mullins (James2, James1) was born 1849 in TN.  He married Nancy Jane Gibson 20 Jan 1879 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of Keener Gibson and Hetty Collins.  She was born Bet. 1856 - 1858.

Notes for Madison Mullins:
   Madison was listed as a farm laborer in the household of Thomas BELL in 1870. All, including Madison, were listed as "Mu", while Madison's immediate family were all listed as "W".
   
Children of Madison Mullins and Nancy Gibson are:
+    178    i.    Keener4 Mullins, born Abt. 1879 in Hancock Co, TN; died Abt. 1904.
    179    ii.    Brownlow Mullins, born Abt. 1884.
    180    iii.    Hillary Mullins, born Abt. 1886.


    46.  Wallace3 Mullins (James2, James1) was born Abt. May 1855.  He married Margaret Mullins 06 Jun 1872 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of Dotson Gibson and Mary Gibson.  She was born Abt. Jun 1855.

Notes for Wallace Mullins:
   Wallace was Constable for 11 terms in the 11th Civil Dist. of Hancock Co.,TN. He was Deputy Sheriff 3 times.


Notes for Margaret Mullins:
   Married her (step) 1st cousin, Wallace MULLINS, in 1871, when she was 11 yrs.old. Wallace was the son of Jimmy and Nance Mullins. They lived on Powell's Mt.
Margaret was the daughter of Dotson Gibson, but apparently took the name of her step-father Samuel Mullins.
   
Children of Wallace Mullins and Margaret Mullins are:
+    181    i.    Hesta4 Mullins, born 1872.
+    182    ii.    Wayman Mullins, born 03 Jun 1876 in Lee Co, VA?; died 21 Mar 1953 in Hancock Co, TN.
    183    iii.    Thomas Mullins, born 1878.  He married (1) Elm Anderson.  He married (2) Francis Collins.  He married (3) Celia Delp.

Notes for Celia Delp:
   From the Will Grohse Files; " Cilia Delp, 3rd wife of Tom Mullins, is part Negro, showing strong colored characteristics. Her father, old Brooks Delp, tho a forceful man, was half or more colored...She is of pleasant nature and a Christian woman".
   Celia had 2 children before she married Tom, Millard and Belle. Millard was rumored to have been fathered by Logan Miser.



    52.  Wesley3 Mullins (James2, James1) was born 1872.  He married (1) Lane Cody.    He married (2) Catherine Delp. 
   
Child of Wesley Mullins and Lane Cody is:
    184    i.    Went4 Mullins, born Abt. 1890 in Lee Co, VA.  He married Adaline Collins 22 Sep 1912.


    54.  Jane3 Mullins (John2, James1) was born 1841 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 10 Jan 1913 in Hancock Co, TN.  She married Howard Collins Bef. 1862 in Hancock Co, TN, son of Simeon Collins and Frankie Bunch.  He was born Abt. 1836 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 17 Feb 1906 in Hancock Co, TN.

More About Jane Mullins:
Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN
Cause of Death: old age

Notes for Howard Collins:
    In the Will Grohse Papers, Howard was described as "a forceful, strong, character, tho obstinate; influential, fairly well to do.Pvt. Co. E, 2nd TN Cav (Inf?). The Special Census of Civil War Vaterans stated that he suffered from chronic diarrhea".  Howard would not vouch for his brother-in-law, Wilson Miser's, service in the Civil War, thus depriving Wilson of getting a pension. He was known as "Big Howard".
  Another description from the WGP;  " 6 ft 1 in tall, dark, black eyes and hair, farmer. A forceful character, strong, determined, fleshy. Sentenced to hang for a killing at his watermill. Later pardoned. Was operator of watermill on Blackwater Creek."
   "All the Howard Collins children show marked strains of Indian in them."


More About Howard Collins:
Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN
Cause of Death: old age
   
Children of Jane Mullins and Howard Collins are:
    185    i.    Lambert4 Collins, born Abt. 1860 in Hancock Co, TN; died Apr 1870 in Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for Lambert Collins:
    Lambert was killed when a wagon ran over him in 1870.

More About Lambert Collins:
Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

+    186    ii.    Monroe Collins, born 04 Apr 1865 in Hancock Co, TN; died 25 Jun 1913 in St. Marks Hospital, Murray, UT.
    187    iii.    Docia Collins, born 10 Jan 1867 in Hancock Co, TN; died 19 Mar 1936 in Hancock Co, TN.  She married William Frank Miser; born 15 Nov 1876 in Hancock Co, TN; died 08 Jan 1947.

Notes for Docia Collins:
    Described in Will Grohse Papers; "Jolly, fleshy, desided, dark and showing strongly Indian blood."  Docia helped Will Grohse and Rev. Arthur Taylor compile much of the info that is used on these Hancock Co families.


Notes for William Frank Miser:
   From Will Grohse Papers; "Thrifty, having no children they saved more than many of their neighbors, so got ahead financially."


More About William Frank Miser:
Cause of Death: TB

+    188    iv.    Corah Collins, born 08 Dec 1868 in Hancock Co, TN; died Abt. 1902 in Coatesville, Ind?.
+    189    v.    Kyrie Collins, born 13 Mar 1870 in Hancock Co, TN.
+    190    vi.    Carrie Collins, born 24 Mar 1873 in Hancock Co, TN; died 15 Jan 1940 in Hancock Co, TN.
    191    vii.    Monlace Collins, born 28 Sep 1875 in Hancock Co, TN; died 03 Jan 1932 in Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for Monlace Collins:
   From the Will Grohse Papers - "...died while loading tobacco 1/1/1932. Store keeper and ran a water mill on Mulberry. Kept store with Noah Collins a while on Blackwater. Fairly large man, pleasant."


More About Monlace Collins:
Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

    192    viii.    Laura Collins, born 14 Jul 1877 in Hancock Co, TN; died 24 Apr 1952 in Hancock Co, TN.

More About Laura Collins:
Cause of Death: old age


    55.  Sally3 Mullins (John2, James1) was born 1842 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1924 in Hancock Co, TN.  She married Gilbert Davidson Bet. 1865 - 1867 in Hancock Co, TN. 

Notes for Gilbert Davidson:
   Gib and Sally lived on Newman's Ridge, above Vardy, at the old homeplace of John & Mahala MULLINS.

   
Children of Sally Mullins and Gilbert Davidson are:
+    193    i.    Willie4 Davidson, born Abt. 1867.
    194    ii.    Sarah Davidson, born Abt. 1869 in Hancock Co, TN; died in TX.  She married Cainey Collins.

Notes for Cainey Collins:
Cainey and Sarah were said to have moved to TX.


    195    iii.    Cornelia Davidson, born Abt. 1871.  She married Lemmie Gibson.

Notes for Lemmie Gibson:
Lemmie and Nelia were believed to have moved to Lee Co., VA.


    196    iv.    Laura Davidson, born Abt. 1873.  She married Richard Gibson.

Notes for Richard Gibson:
Moved to TX.


    197    v.    Mattie Davidson, born Abt. 1875.  She married Orvin Horton.

Notes for Orvin Horton:
Mattie and Orvin lived on Briar Creek.


+    198    vi.    Eliza Davidson, born Abt. 1876.
+    199    vii.    Monroe Davidson, born Abt. 1877.


    56.  Larkin3 Mullins (John2, James1) was born 1844, and died 1915 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Sarah Collins 09 Sep 1875 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of Simeon Collins and Frankie Bunch.  She was born 12 Jun 1832 in Hancock Co, TN?, and died 14 Mar 1920 in Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for Larkin Mullins:
   Larkin and "Aunt Toney"  lived on the upper part of Blackwater Valley, near Mulberry Gap Road, in Hancock Co, TN. Larkin was a Union soldier during the Civil War (Pvt. Co. I, 8th TN Cav). Larkin was supposedly named Samuel, but they called him Larkin to distinguish him from the other Samuel Mullins.
  Apparently, Larkin was a deputy sheriff at one time, as an old newpwper article deaiiled a shooting incident that involved Larkin and his son Andrew;

Daily Citizen [Iowa]
5/5/1893

Nashville, Tenn., May 5--- A special from Bristol, Tenn., tells of a double shooting in the mountains of that region resulting in the immediate death of one man and the mortal wounding of another. The tragedy occurred at the distillery of Washington Lindsay, which is on or very near the Virginia and Tennessee line. Deputy Sheriff Mullens, of Hancock county, Tenn., went to the distillery to arrest a man named Roy for a small offense. Mullens was accompanied by his son, a lad of 15 years old. A row ensued over the attempted arrest when Lindsay, the distiller, shot Mullens through the body. The boy, seeing his father fall, drew a pistol and shot Lindsay, killing him instantly.

  The newspaper mistook Wash Livesay's name for Lindsay.

Notes for Sarah Collins:
    "Aunt Toney" was very religious, and would easily shout and sing when at church or at meetings at home. After "Aunt Toney's" 1st husband, Shep Gibson, died in the Civil Warm she married Larkin Mullins, another Civil War Vet.


More About Sarah Collins:
Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN
Cause of Death: old age
   
Children of Larkin Mullins and Sarah Collins are:
+    200    i.    William4 Mullins, born in Hancock Co, TN.
+    201    ii.    Andrew Jackson Mullins, born 01 Oct 1870 in Hancock Co, TN; died 13 Nov 1920 in Hancock Co, TN.


    60.  Elbe3 Mullins (John2, James1) was born 1848.  He married Mary Eliza Seals Abt. 1878 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of Neal Seal and Elizabeth Stanifer.  She was born 26 Oct 1851 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 10 Jan 1916 in Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for Elbe Mullins:
   Elbe and Eliza lived on the Panther's Creek side of Newman's Ridge. I believe the following article from the Morristown Gazette is refering to this Elbe/Eli;

Morristown Gazette July 20, 1877
Hancock

Eli Mullens, who had been in the moonshine whiskey business in Hancock County, and who last January received a year sentence to the Albany penetentiary, has just been pardoned by Pres. Cleveland on the grounds that he has ten children, and tht his wife had sold a pint of brandy.

    I had previously listed Elbert as being married to Nancy Gibson and having children with her, but I've since learned that it was a different Elbe Mullins and this Elbe was married to Eliza since before 1880. Thanks to Denese Cook and Thomas Fox for pointing out the mistake. This was confirmed by the article about Elbe and Eliza's son,  Johnny, killing Eliza's brother, George. The article mentioned that John was a grandson of John and Mahala Mullins, proving that this Elbe was John and Mahala's son, not the other Elbe who was his first cousin.
   

Notes for Mary Eliza Seals:
  Information on the Seal family comes from the Rev. Roy Goodwin, Jr.

More About Mary Eliza Seals:
Burial: Seals Cem., Sugar Hill, Hancock Co, TN
   
Children of Elbe Mullins and Mary Seals are:
+    202    i.    Willie4 Mullins, born Abt. 1872.
+    203    ii.    Lathem Mullins, born Abt. 1873; died 24 Apr 1958.
+    204    iii.    Alice Mullins, born Abt. 1874.
    205    iv.    Charlie Mullins, born Abt. 1876.
+    206    v.    Thomas Mullins, born Oct 1879; died 19 Jan 1953 in CA.
    207    vi.    Johnny Mullins, born Abt. 1880.

Notes for Johnny Mullins:
  Johnny Mullins shot and killed his uncle, George Seals, in 1906. The following articl tells the story;

Morristown (TN) Gazette
1-3-1906

  Tragedy in Hancock.

  Ten miles west of Sneedville at McNeil Foley's store, John Mullins shot and instantly killed George Seal, his uncle, while Seal was begging him not to shoot. Mullins used a 16-gauge shotgun and emptied the contents into Seal's stomach. Seal cried "You have killed me," and he then expired. Seal was one of Hancock county's good farmers and owned a river farm. He leaves a wife and a large family of children. Mullins was places in jail. He is a grandson of John and Mahala Mullins, the large woman of Hancock county. The shooting occured on Dec. 24.

    208    vii.    Rosie Mullins, born Abt. 1882.
    209    viii.    Mahala Mullins, born Abt. 1884.


    63.  Mary Ann3 Mullins (John2, James1) was born 1854 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Oct 1937 in Hancock Co, TN.  She married (1) George H Roberts.    She married (2) App Minor.    She married (3) Haines Miser 20 Feb 1879 in Hancock Co, TN, son of Wilson Miser and Margaret Collins.  He was born Abt. 1855 in Tn.

Notes for Mary Ann Mullins:
   She may have been m. to Rev. George ROBERTS, according to IGI archives, and possibly m. a third time. She supposedly had son George before she met Haines. Mary Ann helped raise her niece, Hattie MULLINS, daughter of brother Calvin.


More About Mary Ann Mullins:
Cause of Death: old age
   
Child of Mary Mullins and Haines Miser is:
    210    i.    George4 Mullins.

Notes for George Mullins:
   George was drinking and tried to take a girl from Tony MITCHELL near Clinch River, when they were coming from Church. He stepped on Tony's heels, and Tony turned around and shot and killed him.



    64.  John3 Mullins (John2, James1) was born 1855.  He married (1) Maggie Lovins.    He married (2) Julia Ann Gibson 26 Feb 1877 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of Sam Rhea and Sally Gibson. 
   
Child of John Mullins and Julia Gibson is:
    211    i.    John Wayman4 Mullins.


    65.  Reuben3 Mullins (John2, James1) was born 1856 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 13 Jun 1930 in Muskogee, OK.  He married Elizabeth Gibson in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of Keener Gibson and Hetty Collins.  She was born Abt. 1858.

Notes for Reuben Mullins:
   They lived on Newman's Ridge, but later moved west, (Colorado, then Muskogee, OK).
   

   
Children of Reuben Mullins and Elizabeth Gibson are:
    212    i.    Lonzo4 Mullins.
    213    ii.    Jerome Mullins.
    214    iii.    Mamie Mullins.
    215    iv.    Dora Mullins.
    216    v.    Went Mullins.
    217    vi.    Daugherty Mullins.
    218    vii.    Isaac Mullins, died in OK?.  He married Sara Busby in Muskogee, OK.


    67.  Calvin3 Mullins (John2, James1) was born 1860 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1897 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married (1) Francis Martin 08 Oct 1883 in Hancock Co, TN.    He married (2) Coose Lawson Abt. 1886 in Hancock Co, TN. 

Notes for Calvin Mullins:
  According to Jim Callahan's book, "Lest We Forget - The Melungeon Settlement on Newmans Ridge", Calvin, during a night of drinking at the home of his mother, accused his nephew, Willie Davidson, of having an affair with his wife, "Coose". He chased Willie, who limped because he was lame in one leg, out of the back door with a shotgun, struck Willie in the head with the butt of the gun, which caused Willie's eye to pop out of it's socket, and jumped on him and started strangling him. Willie managed to pull a gun and shoot Calvin dead.
  Callahan's book describes Calvin as a drinker and a fighter, and mentions that he was arrested many times for revenue and firearms charges
    Calvin was described in the Bill Grohse files as 'A fine looking man with resolute look, regular features, slight beard.' I believe all of Calvin's children were with Coose. Calvin is buried in Mullins cemetary (Little Black Cemetary) "on the old George Swiney place on Newman's Ridge".
  


More About Calvin Mullins:
Burial: Little Black Cem., Hancock Co., TN
   
Child of Calvin Mullins and Coose Lawson is:
    219    i.    Hattie4 Mullins, born 18 Feb 1887 in Hancock Co, TN; died 30 Sep 1970 in FL.  She married Robert Bales.

Notes for Hattie Mullins:
   Hattie may have lived to an old age, and lived in FL after splitting with Bob.  Hattie was raised mostly by her Aunt Mary Ann (MULLINS) MISER.


Notes for Robert Bales:
   Robert was born on 27 Oct 1860. Hattie and Bob lived on Blackwater. Bob was a merchant. He served in the 2nd Inf. in the Phillipines during the Spanish American War period. Apparently, he and Hattie split, Bob moving to Medora or Clear Springs, Indiana, where he died, and Hattie ending up in Fla.



    71.  Elbert3 Mullins (Nancy2, James1) was born Abt. 1850 in TN, and died Bef. 1880 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Nancy Jane Gibson 20 Jul 1871 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of Keener Gibson and Hetty Collins.  She was born Bet. 1856 - 1858.

Notes for Elbert Mullins:
Earlier I had listed Nancy Gibson's husband Elbe as being the son of John and Mahala Mullins, but have since come across conflicting information and have come to the conclusion that this Elbe was actually the son of Nancy Mullins, and was a 1st cousin to John and Mahala's Elby.
   A news story appearing in 1972 on son Howard mentions his father, Elbert Mullins, being killed over a moonshine still, ca 1879;
   "[Howard] Mullins lost his father at age 8.  The father and another Melungeon argued at the Mullins moonshine still, Elbert Mullins losing the argument." (Knoxville News Sentinel - April 24, 1972)

  This would rule out the son of John and Mahala as being Howard's father because he was still living in the later censuses. Also the article mentions that Howard's mother was married 3 times, which would fit correctly for Nancy Gibson.
   
Children of Elbert Mullins and Nancy Gibson are:
+    220    i.    Howard4 Mullins, born Abt. 1871 in Hancock Co, TN; died Aug 1972 in Hancock Co, TN.
    221    ii.    Kinley Mullins, born Abt. 1875.
    222    iii.    Thomas Mullins, born 14 Apr 1876; died 06 Aug 1953.

Notes for Thomas Mullins:
   According to Elaine Hatch, a descendant of Nance Gibson and Madison Mullins, Thomas killed his step-brother, Keener Mullins, and was sent to the penitentiary.


Generation No. 4

    90.  Caroline4 Miser (Thomas3, Prudence2 Mullins, James1) was born 18 Feb 1840 in Hancock Co, TN.  She married (1) Simeon Bell 09 Aug 1853 in Claiborne Co., TN, son of Thomas Bell and Litarza ?.  He was born Abt. 1833.  She met (2) Anthoney Moore Aft. 1861, son of Boswell Moore and Mahala ?.  He was born Abt. 1847.

Notes for Caroline Miser:
    It appears Caroline was born before Eura married Thomas Miser. Thomas would have only been about 14 yrs old at the time of Caroline's birth,  and she was born before Eura and Thomas were married.


Notes for Simeon Bell:
   According to Kelly Edwards, Simeon died at a hospital in Nashville, TN during the Civil War, of smallpox.


Marriage Notes for Caroline Miser and Simeon Bell:
  Simeon and Caroline were married at Littleton Miser's house. Apparently, he was related to Caroline's stepfather, Thomas Gibson. Caroline was only 13.



Notes for Anthoney Moore:
    Apparently, Anthony was the father of many of Caroline Bell's children, although they all took the Bell name. Anthony was listed as a servant in the Bell household, and was living with his son, Jerry Bell, in 1920, and was listed as his father. 
   

   
Children of Caroline Miser and Simeon Bell are:
    223    i.    Burdine5 Bell, born 07 Jun 1854 in TN.  He married Elizabeth O'Dell Bef. 1875; born Abt. 1853 in TN.
    224    ii.    John T Bell, born Abt. 1855.

Notes for John T Bell:
May have died young.


    225    iii.    William Bell, born 14 May 1856.  He married Victoria Collins 25 Nov 1880 in Hancock Co, TN; born Abt. 1857.
    226    iv.    George Anderson Bell, born 14 Jun 1858.  He met (1) Sarah Collins Abt. 1874.  He married (2) Becky Ann Gibson 31 Oct 1878 in Hancock Co, TN; born Abt. 1859 in Hancock Co, TN; died 07 Apr 1907.

Notes for George Anderson Bell:
    George was described in the Will Grohse Papers as "fairly tall, inclined to be bald in front". I'm not certain that this is the same George Bell that fathered 3 children with Mary Collins. There was also a "Young George" Bell. Old George supposedly killed Young George over a woman. The younger George was supposed to be a nephew of his.
   George and Rebecca lived on Panther's Creek, near Kyles Ford in Hancock Co.
    George was enumerated as "Mulatto" in the 1880 Hancock Co., TN Census, but enumerated as "White" in 1860 and 1870.

Notes for Becky Ann Gibson:
I had information that Becky was the daughter of Rebecca Alder and Shepherd Gibson, but I'm not sure which is right.

    227    v.    Mary Elizabeth Bell, born 08 Jun 1859.
    228    vi.    John Henry Bell, born 11 Sep 1860.  He married Louisianna Collins 18 Aug 1883 in Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for John Henry Bell:
  I'm not sure if and why there were 2 John's in this family.

Notes for Louisianna Collins:
  I'm not sure if this is the same person who married Branham Collins.

   
Children of Caroline Miser and Anthoney Moore are:
    229    i.    Landon5 Bell, born Abt. 1868.
    230    ii.    Lewis Bell, born Jun 1870.
    231    iii.    Jerry Bell, born Jun 1872 in Hancock Co, TN; died 1923 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Mary Sweeney.
    232    iv.    Oliver Bell, born 14 Jun 1878 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married (1) Coda Gibson Abt. 1895.  He married (2) Sarah Jane Collins Aft. 1918; died 17 May 1932 in Hamersvill, OH.

Notes for Oliver Bell:
    Oliver was listed as "Mulatto" on the 1880 Hancock Co Census, but was lited as "white" from 1900 on. In pictures, Oliver showed strong Native American features.
   Oliver and his 1st wife, Corda, moved to Ohio ca 1912, where Corda died during child birth. According to Kelly Edwards, they had 11 children together, though some died in infancy. Oliver then married Sarah Jane Collins, who might have been related to Corda's family, who bore 4 sons. Oliver sho and killed Sarah Jane on May 17, 1932 at their home in Hamersville, Ohio. Oliver spent the rest of his life in a Hospital for the criminally insane in Lima, Ohio. His two youngest children from Corda went to live with their older sister, Mary Ann, while the 4 sons with Sarah Jane went to live with Minnie Collins, Sarah Jane's sister.



Notes for Corda Gibson:
  Corda was apparently 13 yrs old when she married Oliver. Corda died giving birth to their eleventh child, who also died.  This info came from Kelly Edwards. According to Johnnie Rhea, Cordy was the Cordelia listed as the granddaughter of Keener Gibson. Not sure which child of Keener's is Cordy's parent.


    233    v.    Tyler Bell, born Feb 1882.


    96.  Hamilton4 Miser (Wilson3, Prudence2 Mullins, James1) was born Abt. 1853 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 1908 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Amelia Ann Collins 20 Mar 1875 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of Solomon Collins and Gincie Goins.  She was born Abt. 1843.

Notes for Hamilton Miser:
    From Will Grohse Papers; "Thrifty, having no children they saved more than many of their neighbors, so got ahead financially."


More About Hamilton Miser:
Cause of Death: TB
   
Children of Hamilton Miser and Amelia Collins are:
    234    i.    Lucy5 Miser.
    235    ii.    William Frank Miser, born 15 Nov 1876 in Hancock Co, TN; died 08 Jan 1947.  He married Docia Collins; born 10 Jan 1867 in Hancock Co, TN; died 19 Mar 1936 in Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for William Frank Miser:
   From Will Grohse Papers; "Thrifty, having no children they saved more than many of their neighbors, so got ahead financially."


More About William Frank Miser:
Cause of Death: TB

Notes for Docia Collins:
    Described in Will Grohse Papers; "Jolly, fleshy, desided, dark and showing strongly Indian blood."  Docia helped Will Grohse and Rev. Arthur Taylor compile much of the info that is used on these Hancock Co families.


    236    iii.    Logan Miser, born 12 Oct 1878 in Hancock Co, TN; died 11 Jul 1939 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Nancy Collins 25 Aug 1898 in Hancock Co, TN; born 15 Aug 1881 in Hancock Co, TN; died 06 Dec 1961 in Sparta, Ill.

Notes for Logan Miser:
    "Logan was medium tall, thin, blue-eyed, but fairly dark." (WGP)


More About Logan Miser:
Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN
Cause of Death: TB

Notes for Nancy Collins:
    Nancy was described as "medium tall, fleshy, light or red complexioned, plenty of brown hair, grey eyes". (WGP). She died in Sparta, Ill while on a visit, from a stroke and diabetes.


More About Nancy Collins:
Cause of Death: Diabetes

Marriage Notes for Logan Miser and Nancy Collins:
    Logan and Nancy spent the first 11 years of their married life with Logan's uncle, Frank Collins, at his farm on top of Newman's Ridge.


    237    iv.    Kitty Miser, born Abt. 1881 in Hancock Co, TN; died 1918 in Hancock Co, TN.  She married Albert Gibson.
    238    v.    Clay Miser, born 02 Jan 1883 in Hancock Co, TN; died 02 Nov 1928 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Carrie Collins Bef. 1908; born 24 Mar 1873 in Hancock Co, TN; died 15 Jan 1940 in Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for Clay Miser:
   The Grohse Papers also say that Clay died on 11/12/1925

More About Clay Miser:
Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN
Cause of Death: Liver diease

Notes for Carrie Collins:
   "Inclined to be slighter than her sisters." - WGP


More About Carrie Collins:
Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN
Cause of Death: old age


    97.  Haines4 Miser (Wilson3, Prudence2 Mullins, James1) was born Abt. 1855 in Tn.  He married Mary Ann Mullins 20 Feb 1879 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of John Mullins and Mahala Collins.  She was born 1854 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Oct 1937 in Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for Mary Ann Mullins:
   She may have been m. to Rev. George ROBERTS, according to IGI archives, and possibly m. a third time. She supposedly had son George before she met Haines. Mary Ann helped raise her niece, Hattie MULLINS, daughter of brother Calvin.


More About Mary Ann Mullins:
Cause of Death: old age
   
Child is listed above under (63) Mary Ann Mullins.

    98.  Olive4 Miser (Wilson3, Prudence2 Mullins, James1) was born Aft. 1856 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1895.  She married (1) Ollie Mullins 12 Feb 1880 in Hancock Co, TN, son of John Mullins and Mahala Collins.  He was born 1858 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Sep 1882 in Hancock Co, TN.  She married (2) Jeremiah Mullins 05 Jan 1883 in Hancock Co, TN, son of James Mullins and Lindy Gibson.  He was born Abt. 1845.

Notes for Ollie Mullins:
   Ollie was killed in a gun duel with Grant Jarvis (sheriff?) on the Main Street of Sneedville in late 1882.


Notes for Jeremiah Mullins:
   Jerry was a Pvt. with Co. B., 50th VA Conf. Inf., during the Civil War . If the info I have is true, he must have fought on the opposite side from his father and brother!
   

   
Children are listed above under (41) Jeremiah Mullins.

    100.  George4 Miser (Wilson3, Prudence2 Mullins, James1) was born Abt. 1860 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 1922 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married (1) Catherine Bolen 02 May 1879 in Hancock Co, TN.  She was born Abt. 1858.  He married (2) Elisabeth Miser 06 Oct 1881 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of Peter Miser and Polly Gibson.  She was born Abt. 1862.

Notes for George Miser:
  I'm not sure if this is the same George Miser who married Catherine Bolen.
   
Child of George Miser and Catherine Bolen is:
    239    i.    Mary E5 Miser, born Abt. 1880.

   
Children of George Miser and Elisabeth Miser are:
    240    i.    Dollie5 Miser, born 1882 in Hancock Co, TN; died 1949 in Hancock Co, TN.  She married Frank Gibson.
    241    ii.    James Miser, born 1884 in Hancock Co, TN; died 1902 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Amanda Bell.
    242    iii.    Bedford Miser, born 1886 in Hancock Co, TN; died 1935 in Lee Co, VA.  He married Sally Gibson.
    243    iv.    Lillie Miser, born Abt. 1888 in Hancock Co, TN; died Abt. 1889 in Hancock Co, TN.
    244    v.    Lafayette Miser, born 1892 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Mattie Collins; born Apr 1905.
    245    vi.    Grace Miser, born 1896 in Hancock Co, TN.  She married Hagan Collins.


    102.  Vard4 Collins (Armistead3, Elizabeth2 Mullins, James1) was born Abt. 1853 in Hancock Co, TN, and died in Hyden, KY.  He met (1) Jude Collins.    He married (2) Polly Johnson 18 Jun 1876 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of James Johnson and Lydia Bird.  She was born Abt. 1856.
   
Child of Vard Collins and Jude Collins is:
    246    i.    George5 Collins.  He married Vickie Gibson.

   
Children of Vard Collins and Polly Johnson are:
    247    i.    William5 Collins.
    248    ii.    Elliot Collins.
    249    iii.    Garfield Collins, born 18 Sep 1888; died 13 Sep 1927.
    250    iv.    Nancy Collins.
    251    v.    Credy Collins.


    103.  Branham4 Collins (Armistead3, Elizabeth2 Mullins, James1) was born Abt. 1854 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Aft. 1932 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married (1) Lusanna Collins, daughter of Vardy Collins and Elizabeth Maxie.  She was born Abt. 1861 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1940 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married (2) Martha Collins, daughter of Vardy Collins and Elizabeth Maxie.  She was born Abt. 1860 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Bef. 1921 in Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for Branham Collins:
    Lived near the Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, but then moved over to Blackwater Creek in VA(?). After the death of his 1st wife, Martha, he married her sister, Lusanna, but had no children with her.  He got sick and died ca. 1932. His mother-in-law was living at his house at the time, and they both died within months of each other.


Notes for Lusanna Collins:
    Married her brother-in-law, Branham Collins, after her sister Martha died.   According to the Grohse Papers, "She died old and broken down woman ca 1940".

Notes for Martha Collins:
   Belonged to Sulphur Springs Baptist Church.

   
Children of Branham Collins and Martha Collins are:
    252    i.    America5 Collins.  She married Alex Goins; born Abt. 1875.
    253    ii.    Docia Collins.
    254    iii.    Causy Collins.
    255    iv.    Credy Collins.
    256    v.    Celia Collins, born 17 Feb 1877.


    104.  Elizabeth4 Collins (Armistead3, Elizabeth2 Mullins, James1) was born 1857 in Hancock Co, TN, and died in Knox Co., TN?.  She married John Holt, son of ? Holt and ? Sumpter. 
   
Children of Elizabeth Collins and John Holt are:
    257    i.    Scott5 Holt.
    258    ii.    Mattie Holt.
    259    iii.    Charlie Holt.


    105.  Kainey4 Collins (Armistead3, Elizabeth2 Mullins, James1) was born 1858 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 10 Oct 1936 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Darthula Collins 29 Jan 1880 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of Vardy Collins and Elizabeth Maxie.  She was born Abt. 1855 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Bet. 1900 - 1910.

Notes for Kainey Collins:
    Served in Co. K., 2nd TN Inf during Spanish-American War for about 10 months. His wife, Darthula was his 3rd cousin. He was called "Young Cainey". He served as Deputy Sheriff for a while. Was a moonshiner when young, but later in life he converted and became an elder at Vardy Presbyterian Church. Late in his life he went to a Baptist Church that was near his home.


   
Children of Kainey Collins and Darthula Collins are:
    260    i.    Archgill5 Collins.  He married Maude Kinder.
    261    ii.    Magdeline Collins.
    262    iii.    Kitty Collins.
    263    iv.    Wardell Collins, born 1888; died 1945.  He married Susie Kinder; died 26 Jun 1972.

Notes for Wardell Collins:
  According to the Bill Grohse papers, Wardell shot and killed Mathis Goins in 1932.


More About Wardell Collins:
Burial: Shelby Williams Cem., Hancock Co., TN

    264    v.    Getty Collins.  She married Fred Mullins Bef. 1908; born Abt. 1890 in Hancock Co, TN.

More About Getty Collins:
Burial: Fillmore, MO
Cause of Death: stroke

Notes for Fred Mullins:
   Fred & Gettie had migrated to Savannah, MO. with their children in 1919, and later settled in rural Oregon, MO.   At the Oregon home Fred farmed tobacco. 



    265    vi.    Ella Mae Collins.
    266    vii.    Virgie Collins.


    106.  James L.4 Collins (Armistead3, Elizabeth2 Mullins, James1) was born Abt. 1860 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1914 in Hyden, KY.  He married (1) ? Ausben.    He married (2) Victoria Gibson 16 Oct 1881 in Hancock Co, TN?, daughter of Boone Gibson and Barb Collins.  She was born 19 Jan 1862.
   
Children of James Collins and Victoria Gibson are:
    267    i.    Sherm5 Collins.
    268    ii.    Mollie Collins.
    269    iii.    Rosa Collins.


    112.  Bulie4 Gibson (Barb3 Collins, Elizabeth2 Mullins, James1) was born Abt. 1853.  He married Liz Collins, daughter of Ben Collins and Jane ?. 

Notes for Liz Collins:
  The Grohse papers list Liz as a child of Ben Collins, but the name dosnt appear in the household in any of the censuses. Could this be the "Polly" that was listed in 1860?
   
Child of Bulie Gibson and Liz Collins is:
    270    i.    Wylie Boone5 Gibson, born 26 Oct 1875 in Hancock Co, TN; died 24 Jan 1951 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Rose Kinder; born 19 Jul in VA; died 01 Nov 1930 in Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for Rose Kinder:
Rose may have been married to a Williams first.



    113.  Margaret4 Gibson (Barb3 Collins, Elizabeth2 Mullins, James1) was born Bet. 1855 - 1865 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1930 in Hancock Co, TN.  She met (1) Frank Miser.    She married (2) Elbert Sexton Aft. 1880, son of Solomon Sexton and Laura Collins.  He was born Abt. 1856 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 1904 in Hancock Co, TN.
   
Child of Margaret Gibson and Frank Miser is:
    271    i.    Clay5 Sexton, born Aft. 1905.

   
Children of Margaret Gibson and Elbert Sexton are:
    272    i.    Dolly5 Sexton.
    273    ii.    Jennie Sexton.
    274    iii.    Jane Sexton.
    275    iv.    Robert Sexton.


    115.  Victoria4 Gibson (Barb3 Collins, Elizabeth2 Mullins, James1) was born 19 Jan 1862.  She married James L. Collins 16 Oct 1881 in Hancock Co, TN?, son of Armistead Collins and Eliza Reed.  He was born Abt. 1860 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1914 in Hyden, KY.
   
Children are listed above under (106) James L. Collins.

    118.  Chanie4 Collins (Presh3, Elizabeth2 Mullins, James1) was born Abt. 1854.  She married Joseph Collins 04 Oct 1877 in Hancock Co, TN. 

Notes for Joseph Collins:
 
   
Children of Chanie Collins and Joseph Collins are:
    276    i.    Louella5 Collins, born Bef. 19 Jan 1882 in Hancock Co, TN; died 28 Aug 1962 in Hancock Co, TN.  She married Shelby Williams Abt. 1898.

Notes for Louella Collins:
  The Grohse Papers list Louella's birthday as January 19, 1882, but she is listed in the 1880 Hancock Co Census as being 5/12 of a year old.

    277    ii.    Mossie Collins, born Abt. 1883.  She married Robert Mullins; born Abt. 1886.
    278    iii.    Corda Collins, born Abt. 1885; died Abt. 1970.


    119.  Alice4 Collins (Presh3, Elizabeth2 Mullins, James1) was born Abt. 1870 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1950 in Hancock Co, TN.  She married Jeremiah Mullins Aft. 1895, son of James Mullins and Lindy Gibson.  He was born Abt. 1845.

Notes for Jeremiah Mullins:
   Jerry was a Pvt. with Co. B., 50th VA Conf. Inf., during the Civil War . If the info I have is true, he must have fought on the opposite side from his father and brother!
   

   
Children are listed above under (41) Jeremiah Mullins.

    121.  Tallie4 Collins (Presh3, Elizabeth2 Mullins, James1) was born Bef. 1879, and died 1919.  She married Patton Gibson 28 Feb 1888, son of Shepherd Gibson and Sarah Collins.  He was born 12 Mar 1870 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 14 Dec 1930 in Salem, IN.

Notes for Patton Gibson:
Patton was described in the Grohse Papers as "Fairlyv large man, forceful character, but inclined to handle liquor. Made money. Was a good soldier during Spanish-American War. Red faced." Patton was killed in an ongoing fued with the Spurlock brothers.
   From the Grohse Papers:
 "Patton killed Henry Miser, and is said to have killed five other men. He carried a silver dollar for each man he killed. They are buried in his casket. On the other hand, I do not know that he counted himself a 'killer' at all. I knew him as a large freindly man . He was killed by John and Pleas Spurlock in Indiana on one of his farms (Salem), supposedly for his killing of their father back in Lee Co., VA. Five or six of his boys were in WWI. Patton moved from Vardy Valley to near Salem, Indiana. It is also said that Patton carried a .45 Colt revolver with six notches on it." Grohse attributed the above statement to Rev. Arthur H Taylor.
  In the book "Lest We Forget" by Jim Callahan, he says that Conner Bales dug up Patton's grave right after his funeral and robbed his casket of the 6 silvere dollars.
   
Children of Tallie Collins and Patton Gibson are:
    279    i.    Hartman5 Gibson, born 06 Feb 1890; died 13 Apr 1921.

Notes for Hartman Gibson:
  Sgt. in WWI.

    280    ii.    William Gibson, born 22 Jul 1892; died 30 Oct 1940.

Notes for William Gibson:
The Grohse Papers say he was murdered on the Washington Co., IN courthouse steps, where he had just made an indictment. He was an Army regular for about 10 years. Married Lucy Arnault in France during WWI, and ran a store with her on top of Powells Mt near Mulberry Gap, before moving to Indiana. "This was the place to go if you wanted action in liquor or gambling.".   

    281    iii.    Hughie Gibson, born 05 Jun 1896; died 14 Jun 1927 in Cincinatti, Oh.  He married Venie Gibson.

Notes for Hughie Gibson:
Died from ptomaine after eating spoiled pork and beans. Served in WWI.

    282    iv.    Bradford Gibson, born 02 Oct 1898; died 29 Dec 1928.

Notes for Bradford Gibson:
Served in WWI.

    283    v.    Gilford Gibson, born Abt. 1900.  He married Seretta Wilson.

Notes for Gilford Gibson:
Served in WWI. Later moved to Indiana.

Notes for Seretta Wilson:
Seretta came from near Corbin, KY.

    284    vi.    Fannie Gibson, born Abt. 1902.
    285    vii.    Dan Gibson, born 1906.
    286    viii.    Alonzo Gibson, born 1908.
    287    ix.    Odie Gibson, born 10 Mar 1910; died 27 Dec 1930 in Salem, IN.

Notes for Odie Gibson:
Killed when he and two brothers attempted to break into the Washington Co, IN jail house to kill their father's murderers. After a shootout, Odie was killed and the raid was unsuccessful.


    129.  Lucas4 Collins (Elcana3, Elizabeth2 Mullins, James1) was born Aft. 1855 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 1900.  He married Corah Collins 20 Nov 1886 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of Howard Collins and Jane Mullins.  She was born 08 Dec 1868 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1902 in Coatesville, Ind?.
   
Children of Lucas Collins and Corah Collins are:
    288    i.    Boyd5 Collins.
    289    ii.    John Collins.
    290    iii.    Mack Collins.
    291    iv.    Paige Collins.
    292    v.    Rilly Collins.
    293    vi.    Pearl Collins, born Aft. 1886.


    130.  Ardell4 Collins (Elcana3, Elizabeth2 Mullins, James1) was born Bet. 1865 - 1869.  He married (2) Sarah Collins 01 Feb 1890 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of McKinley Collins and Nancy Stacy.  She was born Abt. 1872.
   
Child of Ardell Collins is:
    294    i.    Ethie5 Collins.

   
Children of Ardell Collins and Sarah Collins are:
    295    i.    Ethie5 Collins.  She married William Mullins; born in Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for William Mullins:
   William was killed when a log rolled over him.


    296    ii.    Elizabeth Collins.  She married Callaway Collins; born Abt. 1877.
    297    iii.    Pettybone Collins.

Notes for Pettybone Collins:
   Lived in Knoxville. Described as "wild" in his younger days, he later became a Holiness Preacher.


    298    iv.    Abraham Collins.

Notes for Abraham Collins:
  Abraham was crippled since an early age and never married.

    299    v.    Dillie Collins.  She married George Marion.

Notes for Dillie Collins:
  Dillie and George lived in Scottsburg, Ind.

Notes for George Marion:
George was from Powell's Mt.

    300    vi.    Ollie Collins.  She married Fred Seals.
    301    vii.    Mattie Collins.

Notes for Mattie Collins:
  I'm not sure if this is the same Mattie Collins that married Lafayette Miser.

    302    viii.    Charlie Collins, born in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Elsie Collins.

Notes for Charlie Collins:
  Charlie was killed on March 13, 1921, by Lee Rhea, after swearing revenge on the Rheas after they had injured his father with a shotgun blast.



    132.  Lucy4 Collins (Elcana3, Elizabeth2 Mullins, James1) was born Bet. 1872 - 1875 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 1921.  She married Pen Anderson, son of Jane Anderson. 
   
Children of Lucy Collins and Pen Anderson are:
    303    i.    Martha5 Anderson.
    304    ii.    Frank Anderson.
    305    iii.    Jesse Anderson.
    306    iv.    Mary Anderson.
    307    v.    Roebuck Anderson.


    141.  Nancy4 Collins (Baty3, Elizabeth2 Mullins, James1) was born 15 Aug 1881 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 06 Dec 1961 in Sparta, Ill.  She married Logan Miser 25 Aug 1898 in Hancock Co, TN, son of Hamilton Miser and Amelia Collins.  He was born 12 Oct 1878 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 11 Jul 1939 in Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for Nancy Collins:
    Nancy was described as "medium tall, fleshy, light or red complexioned, plenty of brown hair, grey eyes". (WGP). She died in Sparta, Ill while on a visit, from a stroke and diabetes.


More About Nancy Collins:
Cause of Death: Diabetes

Notes for Logan Miser:
    "Logan was medium tall, thin, blue-eyed, but fairly dark." (WGP)


More About Logan Miser:
Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN
Cause of Death: TB

Marriage Notes for Nancy Collins and Logan Miser:
    Logan and Nancy spent the first 11 years of their married life with Logan's uncle, Frank Collins, at his farm on top of Newman's Ridge.

   
Children of Nancy Collins and Logan Miser are:
    308    i.    Chester Logan5 Miser, born 10 Mar 1924; died 16 Dec 1925 in Hancock Co, TN.

More About Chester Logan Miser:
Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN
Cause of Death: measles

    309    ii.    Grace Lois Miser, born 30 Jul 1899 in Hancock Co, TN.  She married Arthur Taylor 15 Sep 1917; died 01 Nov 1949 in Swanwick, Ill.

Notes for Arthur Taylor:
   Rev. Taylor was a graduate of Lane Theological Seminary in Cincinnatti, OH, and was a Presbyterian minister. When in Hancock Co, Taylor compiled a genealogical study of many Melungeon families, which is where much of this information comes from. He was killed by a large truck in front of his home at Swanwick, IL on Nov. 1, 1949.



    310    iii.    Lilian Margaret Miser, born 08 Apr 1901 in Hancock Co, TN; died 08 Nov 1973 in Hancock Co, TN.  She married William Paul Grohse 10 Oct 1931 in Hancock Co, TN.
    311    iv.    Roy Broutom Miser, born 19 Dec 1902 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Leona Tudor 25 Nov 1926.
    312    v.    Mae Thompson Miser, born 22 Feb 1905 in Hancock Co, TN.  She married (1) Benjamen Welch.  She married (2) Peter Knoke 19 Nov 1929.
    313    vi.    Oppie Nealson Miser, born Abt. 1907.
    314    vii.    Walter Nealson Miser, born 25 Nov 1909 in Hancock Co, TN; died 06 Aug 1964 in Litchfield, Ill.  He married Dora Candle Abt. 1931 in Chester, Ill.
    315    viii.    Edith Miser, born 03 Apr 1911 in Hancock Co, TN.  She married (1) Edgar Roth in Chester, Ill.  She married (2) Clyde Radford.
    316    ix.    Ernest Randall Miser, born 09 Jul 1913 in Hancock Co, TN; died 23 Feb 1954.  He married Pearl Trent 24 Aug 1933 in Hancock Co, TN?.
    317    x.    Claribel Garron Miser, born 07 Nov 1915 in Hancock Co, TN.  She married Daniel Boone Horton Aft. 1931.

Notes for Daniel Boone Horton:
   Dan was a Spanish-American War Vet.



    318    xi.    Gladys Rector Miser, born 13 Mar 1918 in Hancock Co, TN.  She married Rudolph Feegle in Chester, Ill.
    319    xii.    Carl Miser, born 06 Jun 1920; died 03 Mar 1921.

More About Carl Miser:
Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN
Cause of Death: measles

    320    xiii.    Florence Marie Miser, born 06 May 1921 in Hancock Co, TN; died 14 Jun 1936 in Hancock Co, TN?.  She married Henry Ford Williams.
    321    xiv.    Cecil Rankin Miser, born 15 Jan 1928 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Polly Horton 03 Nov 1948 in Tazewell, Claiborne Co., TN.


    142.  Sarah4 Collins (Floyd3, Elizabeth2 Mullins, James1) was born Abt. 1872.  She married Milton Cruise. 

Notes for Sarah Collins:
    Sarah moved West with her husband Milton, but had to come back for her health. Lived with her half sister, Getty Collins, and her husband Freddy Mullins in Missouri.

   
Child of Sarah Collins and Milton Cruise is:
    322    i.    Pauline5 Cruise.

Notes for Pauline Cruise:
   Pauline attended Presbyterian school in Asheville, NC, at Pease House and Home School.



    144.  Melburn4 Collins (Floyd3, Elizabeth2 Mullins, James1) was born Abt. 1875, and died Bet. 1911 - 1915 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married (1) Minty Long, daughter of Joe Long and Patsy Maxie.  She died 1905.  He married (2) Laura Bell Aft. 1902, daughter of Burdine Bell and Elizabeth O'Dell.  She was born Aft. 1880.

Notes for Minty Long:
  Mintie died in childbirth according to her descendant Glenda Jeffers.

More About Minty Long:
Burial: Gollihon Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Notes for Laura Bell:
  According to info from Glenda Jeffers, a descendant of Melburn's, Laura moved to Smeinole, OK after Mel died to be near relatives. She was a cousin of Mintie Long's.
   
Children of Melburn Collins and Minty Long are:
    323    i.    Macy5 Collins.
    324    ii.    Rosaline Collins.
    325    iii.    Charlie Collins.
    326    iv.    Joe Collins.


    156.  John Henry4 Mullins (Mack3, Isaiah2, James1) was born 04 Dec 1883 in Hawkins Co., TN, and died 1928 in Tazewell, VA.  He married Mary Katherine Peak. 
   
Children of John Mullins and Mary Peak are:
    327    i.    Maude Gray5 Mullins, born 1903 in Burkes Garden, Tazewell Co., VA; died 1986.
    328    ii.    Lee Roy Mullins, born 1906 in Burkes Garden, Tazewell Co., VA; died 1975.
    329    iii.    Willie Edward Mullins, born 1908 in Burkes Garden, Tazewell Co., VA; died 1976.
    330    iv.    James Lowery Mullins, born 1914 in Burkes Garden, Tazewell Co., VA; died 1981.
    331    v.    John Henry Mullins Jr, born 1922 in Burkes Garden, Tazewell Co., VA; died 1991.


    157.  Landon C Haynes4 Mullins (Wilson3, Isaiah2, James1) was born 07 May 1874 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 1952 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married (1) Mary Collins Abt. 1896 in Hancock Co, TN?, daughter of George Bell and Sarah Collins.  She was born Abt. 1874, and died 26 Dec 1910 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married (2) Margie Stewart Aft. 1910 in Hancock Co, TN. 

Notes for Landon C Haynes Mullins:
   Lan was described in the Will Grohse Papers as "tall, spare, looked as if he had poor eyes" (he did go blind). He was said to be an avid hunter, and was listed as being a 'Tanner' in a later census (1900 or 1910). Lan m. Mary COLLINS ca.1896. After Mary's death, Lan married Margie Stewart, dau. of  John  and Causby Stewart. I believe Lan lived on Powell's Mt., near the TN/VA border, as that is where he's buried. He died in 1952.
   Lan was listed on the 1880 Hancock Co census as Lan JOHNSON, his mother's maiden name, in the household of Alfred GOINS, his step-father. Perhaps this was out of anger for Lan's father, Wilson Mullins. But as far as I know, Lan was always known as Lan Mullins.
    Lan went blind as he got older, I believe he had cataracts. There is a story about when he was an old man, and lived up on Powell's Mt. He could barely see, but he still loved to hunt and visit people. Someone would just sort of point
him in the right direction. Once, when he was in his 80's, he didn't make it back up the mountain before it got dark. Everyone was worried that he was lost or might freeze because it was cool weather. The next morning, they found him sitting by a fire at the foot of the mountain, patiently waiting for it to get light enough to get home. That was the last time he came off the mountain.


More About Landon C Haynes Mullins:
Burial: Powell Mt., Hancock Co., TN

Notes for Mary Collins:
   The Grohse papers say that Mary was  the daughter of  "Old" George BELL, and Sally COLLINS, and was apparently illegitimate. But I'm begining to wonder if that's true. Perhaps she was connected to the family of William and Victoria Collins Bell.  Interviews with older relativesconfirm she was either a Collins or a Bell.

More About Mary Collins:
Cause of Death: "female disease"

Notes for Margie Stewart:
   Margie Stewart died before Lan. She had 2 children that died too. I'm not sure if they were Lan's or not.
   
Children of Landon Mullins and Mary Collins are:
    332    i.    Alfred5 Mullins, born 14 Jan 1897 in Hancock Co, TN; died 11 Feb 1961 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married (1) Patsy Gibson.  He married (2) Docia Goins Aft. 1940 in Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for Alfred Mullins:
   Alfred's hand was chopped off with a hoe, by his brother, Ike.  Alfred is buried in Gollihon Cem. in Vardy, Hancock Co., TN.



More About Alfred Mullins:
Burial: Gollihon Cem., Hancock Co., TN
Cause of Death: TB

More About Docia Goins:
Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN
Cause of Death: TB

    333    ii.    Isaac Mullins, born 24 Feb 1898 in Hancock Co, TN; died 05 Dec 1968 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married (1) Minnie Gibson.  He met (2) Causby Gibson.  He married (3) Ruth Roberts.

Notes for Isaac Mullins:
   Ike chopped Alfred's hand off (all of the Mullins brothers loved to fight) after an argument. About 20 years later, Ike was fox hunting. He laid his gun up against a tree, it fell over and blew his arm off. He had to carry his arm back home to bury it. In photos, Ike always had his hand behind his back.


    334    iii.    Robert Mullins, born 1899; died 1899.
    335    iv.    Pearlie Mullins, born 06 Sep 1900 in Hancock Co, TN; died 22 Apr 1966 in Hancock Co, TN.  She married Charlie Moore.

Notes for Charlie Moore:
Charlie and Parlie Moore, lived near Mulberry Gap in Hancock Co., TN (Powell Mt.). Charlie is buried there. Pearlie is buried in Gollihon Cem.



    336    v.    Burly Mullins, born 16 Jun 1902 in Hancock Co, TN; died 13 May 1962 in Big Stone Gap, Wise Co., VA.  He married Virginia Mae Carroll 19 Dec 1924 in Imboden, Wise Co., VA; born 1906 in Wise Co., VA; died 1966 in Mesquite, TX.

Notes for Burly Mullins:
   Burl moved to Wise Co., VA in the 1920's, to work in the coal mines. He had to wear a gun to work every day. He got injured in a mine, and used money he recieved in a settlement to buy a house and land. He was a preacher for a time, as well as a car salesman, taxi cab driver, and newspaper district manager.


More About Burly Mullins:
Burial: Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Wise Co., VA

    337    vi.    Shirly Mullins, born 29 Jan 1905 in Hancock Co, TN; died 04 May 1962 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Lizzie Moore.

Notes for Lizzie Moore:
   Died 9 days before his brother Burl.  Had a child with his sister-in-law, Fanny Moore, who was the sister of his wife, Lizzie Moore, and also the sister of his sister's husband, Charlie Moore.



    338    vii.    Bertha Emma Mullins, born 15 Jun 1906 in Hancock Co, TN; died Abt. 1940.  She married Jim Seabolt.

More About Bertha Emma Mullins:
Cause of Death: cancer

    339    viii.    Mack Henley Mullins, born 1907 in Hancock Co, TN; died Abt. 1927 in Morristown, TN.

Notes for Mack Henley Mullins:
  Was said to have drowned near Morristown, TN, ca. 1927. Some think the circumstances were suspicious.


    340    ix.    Melvina Mullins, born 06 Apr 1909 in Hancock Co, TN.  She married Lewis Collins.


    158.  Landon4 Mullins (Columbus3, Isaiah2, James1)  He married Rachel Johnson. 

More About Landon Mullins:
Burial: Green Hills Cemetary, Middlesboro, KY
   
Children of Landon Mullins and Rachel Johnson are:
    341    i.    Ruby5 Mullins.
    342    ii.    Ruth Mullins.
    343    iii.    Phillip Mullins.
    344    iv.    Paul Mullins.
    345    v.    Mary Elizabeth Mullins.
    346    vi.    Delena Sue Mullins.


    165.  Robert4 Mullins (Jeremiah3, James2, James1) was born Abt. 1886.  He married (1) Mossie Collins, daughter of Joseph Collins and Chanie Collins.  She was born Abt. 1883.  He married (2) Manda ?. 
   
Children of Robert Mullins and Mossie Collins are:
    347    i.    Evert Doyle5 Mullins.
    348    ii.    Elsie Mullins.  She married ? Judd.
    349    iii.    Viola Mullins.  She married ? Hibbs.

   
Children of Robert Mullins and Manda ? are:
    350    i.    Colonel5 Mullins.
    351    ii.    Theda Mullins.  She married ? Burgess.
    352    iii.    Cleta Mullins.  She married ? Boone.


    166.  Grover4 Mullins (Jeremiah3, James2, James1) was born 03 Jun 1888 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Dora Collins, daughter of Lee Collins and Carrie Collins.  She was born 22 Nov 1892 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 07 May 1982.
   
Children of Grover Mullins and Dora Collins are:
    353    i.    Josephine5 Mullins.  She married Jerry Stalts.
    354    ii.    Naomi Constance Mullins.  She married Thomas Channing Thompson.
    355    iii.    Fred Mullins.
    356    iv.    Jasper Mullins, born 06 Mar 1911.  He married Margaret Mullins.
    357    v.    Rosalie Mullins, born 01 Jan 1916.  She married Martin Glacier.
    358    vi.    Hazel Mullins, born 05 Apr 1918.
    359    vii.    Artella Mullins, born 08 Jan 1921.  She married Robert Lee.
    360    viii.    Chester F Mullins, born 1923; died 1945.
    361    ix.    Leona Mullins, born 11 Apr 1925.  She married ? Rock.


    167.  Fred4 Mullins (Jeremiah3, James2, James1) was born Abt. 1890 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Getty Collins Bef. 1908, daughter of Kainey Collins and Darthula Collins. 

Notes for Fred Mullins:
   Fred & Gettie had migrated to Savannah, MO. with their children in 1919, and later settled in rural Oregon, MO.   At the Oregon home Fred farmed tobacco. 



More About Getty Collins:
Burial: Fillmore, MO
Cause of Death: stroke
   
Children of Fred Mullins and Getty Collins are:
    362    i.    Ralph5 Mullins.  He married Florence Guber.
    363    ii.    Oscar Mullins, born 03 Mar 1909.
    364    iii.    Edith Jean Mullins, born 10 Apr 1910.  She married Lisle Mears.
    365    iv.    Allen Mullins, born 29 Nov 1912.
    366    v.    Ira Barney Mullins, born 30 Mar 1914.  He married Mary ?.
    367    vi.    Alvin Mullins, born 22 Feb 1916.  He married Shirly Jean Dahlman.

Notes for Shirly Jean Dahlman:
  Alvin ran for county clerk twice.  The first time, he was appointed by the Missouri governor.  He was unsuccessful both times.


    368    vii.    Frank Mullins, born 31 Mar 1917.  He married Mary Guber.

More About Frank Mullins:
Cause of Death: Emhysema

    369    viii.    Guy Mullins, born 18 Dec 1917; died 18 Dec 1917.
    370    ix.    Mary Francis Mullins, born 19 Oct 1919.  She married Ira Messick.
    371    x.    Izenia Mullins, born 03 Aug 1926; died 1978.  She married Walter Grape.


    168.  Alice4 Mullins (Jeremiah3, James2, James1) was born 27 Jun 1887 in VA, and died 13 Oct 1962 in Harrogate, Claiborne Co., TN.  She married Andrew Jackson Mullins Abt. 1905 in TN01, son of Larkin Mullins and Sarah Collins.  He was born 01 Oct 1870 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 13 Nov 1920 in Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for Andrew Jackson Mullins:
   Andrew was shot and killed. He was also involved with a shooting that killed Washington Livesay in 1893, when he was assisting his deputy sheriff father while making an arrest. He shot and kiled Washington Livesay.

More About Andrew Jackson Mullins:
Cause of Death: gunshot
   
Children of Alice Mullins and Andrew Mullins are:
    372    i.    MattieLee5 Mullins, born 27 Jun 1906 in Hancock Co, TN; died 15 Jan 1996 in Harrogate, Claiborne Co., TN.  She married (1) Paul Maples.  She married (2) William Bolinger.
    373    ii.    William Henry Mullins, born Abt. 1908 in Hancock Co, TN; died 15 Jan 1998 in Harrogate, Claiborne Co., TN.
    374    iii.    Nola Mae Mullins, born 01 Jan 1910 in Hancock Co, TN; died 04 Apr 1999 in Harrogate, Claiborne Co., TN.
    375    iv.    Bonnie Goldie Mullins, born 07 Feb 1912 in Hancock Co, TN; died 18 Apr 1982 in Toledo, OH.  She married Woodrow Fowler 16 Oct 1937 in Monroe, MI; born 29 Oct 1912 in Harrogate, Claiborne Co., TN; died 21 Oct 1993 in Leesburg, Lake Co., FL.
    376    v.    Luther Poe Mullins, born 10 Dec 1915 in Hancock Co, TN; died 27 Apr 1948 in Tazewell, Claiborne Co., TN.  He married Della Cosby 08 Apr 1939.
    377    vi.    Olen Quinten Mullins, born 20 Jul 1920 in Hancock Co, TN; died 06 Sep 1984 in Toledo, OH.
    378    vii.    Mary Lee Mullins, born 21 Jun 1921 in Harrogate, Claiborne Co., TN.  She married Floyd Panther 26 Dec 1953 in Flat Rock, Monroe Co., MI.


    171.  Rhoda4 Mullins (Jeremiah3, James2, James1) was born 11 Oct 1902.  She married Curtis Truitt Bef. 1928. 

Notes for Rhoda Mullins:
   Rhoda went 4 years to Hot Springs Presbyterian School.
   
Children of Rhoda Mullins and Curtis Truitt are:
    379    i.    Jimmy5 Truitt, born 11 May 1928.
    380    ii.    Laurance Truitt, born 28 Aug 1930.  He married Barbara Trent.


    172.  Julia4 Mullins (Jeremiah3, James2, James1) was born 04 Nov 1904.  She married Loyd Sizemore Nov 1929 in Hancock Co, TN. 

Notes for Loyd Sizemore:
Loyd may have been a PARKS.
   
Children of Julia Mullins and Loyd Sizemore are:
    381    i.    Charles5 Sizemore, born Bef. 1931.
    382    ii.    Jean Sizemore, born 10 Jan 1931.  She married Earl Burchett.


    178.  Keener4 Mullins (Madison3, James2, James1) was born Abt. 1879 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1904.  He married Cora Collins Bef. 1900, daughter of Morgan Collins and Elizabeth Bunch.  She was born 08 Feb 1882, and died 09 Dec 1969.

Notes for Keener Mullins:
  According to Mattie Ruth Johnson, Keener was killed in a fight.
   
Child of Keener Mullins and Cora Collins is:
    383    i.    Mattie Hattie5 Mullins, born 08 Feb 1900 in Hancock Co, TN; died 20 Jun 1972 in Kingsport, TN.  She married (1) Jacob Johnson.  She married (2) Charlie Price.


    181.  Hesta4 Mullins (Wallace3, James2, James1) was born 1872.  She married (1) ? Phillips.    She married (2) George Miser.    She married (3) Charlie Mullins, son of Jeremiah Mullins and Olive Miser.  He was born Abt. 1884 in Hancock Co, TN.  She married (4) Willie Mullins 02 Nov 1888 in Hancock Co, TN?, son of Elbe Mullins and Mary Seals.  He was born Abt. 1872.

Notes for George Miser:
  Im not sure if this is the same George Miser that married Elizabeth Miser.
   
Children of Hesta Mullins and Willie Mullins are:
    384    i.    Maud5 Mullins.  She married Croff Collins; died 1925.

Notes for Croff Collins:
   Croff and Maude lived near Pennington Gap, In Lee Co, VA. They had several children. Croff was shot and killed, after drunkingly throwing rocks at a man's house. The man ordered him away, but he refused, so he shot him. This happened in 1925.


    385    ii.    Quinney Mullins.


    182.  Wayman4 Mullins (Wallace3, James2, James1) was born 03 Jun 1876 in Lee Co, VA?, and died 21 Mar 1953 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Nancy Collins Abt. 1900 in Hancock Co, TN. 

Notes for Wayman Mullins:
  Wayman and Nancy lived near Rose Hill, in Lee Co., VA.  Wayman lived with a B.M. Mullins (Burkett Mullins?), in the 1930's, early 40's in Blackwater, Lee Co., VA. He's buried in Silverleaf Baptist Church yard in Lee Co., VA.


More About Wayman Mullins:
Burial: Silverleaf Baptist Church, Lee Co., VA
   
Children of Wayman Mullins and Nancy Collins are:
    386    i.    Edna5 Mullins.  She married Ed Moore.
    387    ii.    Quinnie Mullins.  She married Ode Ward.

Notes for Ode Ward:
Ode and Quinnie lived near Kyle's Ford, Hancock Co, TN


    388    iii.    Broden Mullins.

Notes for Broden Mullins:
Broden lived near Rose Hill, VA



    389    iv.    Fred Mullins.
    390    v.    Bee Mullins.
    391    vi.    Carson Mullins.
    392    vii.    Cleveland Mullins.

Notes for Cleveland Mullins:
Cleveland have been the oldest boy. Lived near Rose Hill, VA.



    186.  Monroe4 Collins (Jane3 Mullins, John2, James1) was born 04 Apr 1865 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 25 Jun 1913 in St. Marks Hospital, Murray, UT.  He married Elizabeth Ann Davies in Salt Lake City, UT. 

Notes for Monroe Collins:
    Monroe (under the name William James Collins) served in The Spanish American War. Enlisted 5-5-1898 Utah Light Artillery Battery B.


More About Monroe Collins:
Burial: Murray City Cem., Murray, UT

More About Elizabeth Ann Davies:
Burial: Murray City Cem., Murray, UT
   
Children of Monroe Collins and Elizabeth Davies are:
    393    i.    Howard Monroe5 Collins, born 01 Jun 1902 in Murray, UT; died 19 Apr 1976 in Murray, UT.  He married Priscilla Harriet Yates 06 Oct 1926 in Lehi, UT.

More About Howard Monroe Collins:
Burial: Murray City Cem., Murray, UT

    394    ii.    Orval Collins, born 07 Aug 1905 in Murray, UT; died 13 Jun 1912 in Murray, UT.

Notes for Orval Collins:
   Orval was ran over by a train and had his legs cut off while trying to hop on the train.


More About Orval Collins:
Burial: Murray City Cem., Murray, UT

    395    iii.    Elvira Collins, born 20 Nov 1908 in Murray, UT; died 17 Dec 1988 in Murray, UT.

Notes for Elvira Collins:
   Described in the Will Grohse Papers;  "...pretty, dark haired, inclined to be thin as a child..."


More About Elvira Collins:
Burial: Murray City Cem., Murray, UT

    396    iv.    Harvey Collins, born 11 Apr 1914 in Murray, UT; died 14 Dec 1992 in Murray, UT.

Notes for Harvey Collins:
Harvey had no children.



    188.  Corah4 Collins (Jane3 Mullins, John2, James1) was born 08 Dec 1868 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Abt. 1902 in Coatesville, Ind?.  She married (1) Lucas Collins 20 Nov 1886 in Hancock Co, TN, son of Elcana Collins and Minerva Goodman.  He was born Aft. 1855 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 1900.  She married (2) Boyd Stewart Bef. 1900.  He was born Abt. 1825.  She married (3) Elmer Stewart Aft. 1901. 

Notes for Boyd Stewart:
 Boyd was listed as a blacksmith in the 1850 census, a cooper in 1860,  and a wheelwright in 1870 and 1880. According to the book "Alex Stewart-Portrait of a Pioneer", Boyd married Corah Collins late in his life. They moved to Indiana, where Cora left him for his nephew.
   
Children are listed above under (129) Lucas Collins.

    189.  Kyrie4 Collins (Jane3 Mullins, John2, James1) was born 13 Mar 1870 in Hancock Co, TN.  She married Tennessee Goins 15 Feb 1893 in Hancock Co, TN, son of Lydia ?.  He was born 12 Nov 1874 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 30 Nov 1953 in Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for Kyrie Collins:
   "Shorter, slighter than her sister Docia" - WGP.
"Kyrie Collins Goins showed Indian blood strongly.  After her son Mathias was killed, Kyrie's whole personality changed.  She was mad at everybody, particularly any of the Presbyterians.

"Tennessee and Kyrie were divorced, and she was remarried to an 80-year-old man from Knoxville.  Following the death of her son, she was never right in
her mind afterward.  At times she would do some bad things, such as the time she urinated on one of the girls of the community.  She was sentenced to 60 days
in jail for this.  She served about half of the sentence.  She would publicly curse anyone who showed friendship for the Wardell Collins family."  - Rev. Arthur Taylor



Notes for Tennessee Goins:
    "He was a farmer-carpenter, light complexioned, fairly tall, heavy shoulders, prominent nose.  He was inclined to play very mean tricks on anyone he came
in contact with, especially Mr. and Mrs. George Allen Johnson.   - Rev. Arthur Taylor.
   Tennessee and Kyrie were later divorced.


More About Tennessee Goins:
Cause of Death: Phlebitis & old age
   
Children of Kyrie Collins and Tennessee Goins are:
    397    i.    Flora5 Goins, born 12 Feb 1893; died 31 Oct 1960 in St. Charles, VA.  She married Luther Davidson; born 08 May 1892; died 06 Apr 1938 in Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for Flora Goins:
    Flora died on Halloween night, about 1960, according to William P. Grohse.  "Some boys scared her, and she fell over dead.  She was fair, had blue eyes and black hair."


Notes for Luther Davidson:
   Luther Davidson died of pneumonia April 6, 1938, and his brother Hobert Davidson also died of pneumonia on the same day.


More About Luther Davidson:
Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

    398    ii.    Mollie Goins, born 20 Jul 1895.
    399    iii.    Julia Goins, born Jun 1897.
    400    iv.    Mathias Goins, born Nov 1900; died 1932 in Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for Mathias Goins:
      Was shot and killed by Wardell Collins, according to the Grohse Papers.

More About Mathias Goins:
Cause of Death: shot to death

    401    v.    Lillie Goins, born Abt. 1902; died 17 Jul 1924.

Notes for Lillie Goins:
     Lillie was killed in a car accident, according to the Grohse Papers.


More About Lillie Goins:
Cause of Death: car wreck


    190.  Carrie4 Collins (Jane3 Mullins, John2, James1) was born 24 Mar 1873 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 15 Jan 1940 in Hancock Co, TN.  She married (1) Lee Ham Collins, son of Bailey Collins and Melissa Rhea.    She married (2) Clay Miser Bef. 1908, son of Hamilton Miser and Amelia Collins.  He was born 02 Jan 1883 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 02 Nov 1928 in Hancock Co, TN.

Notes for Carrie Collins:
   "Inclined to be slighter than her sisters." - WGP


More About Carrie Collins:
Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN
Cause of Death: old age

Notes for Clay Miser:
   The Grohse Papers also say that Clay died on 11/12/1925

More About Clay Miser:
Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN
Cause of Death: Liver diease
   
Children of Carrie Collins and Lee Collins are:
    402    i.    Bertha5 Collins.
    403    ii.    Dora Collins, born 22 Nov 1892 in Hancock Co, TN; died 07 May 1982.  She married Grover Mullins; born 03 Jun 1888 in Hancock Co, TN.


    193.  Willie4 Davidson (Sally3 Mullins, John2, James1) was born Abt. 1867.  He married (1) Lindy Moore.    He married (2) Nancy Jane Gibson 08 Sep 1889 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of Keener Gibson and Hetty Collins.  She was born Bet. 1856 - 1858.

Notes for Willie Davidson:
 According to Jim Callahan's book, "Lest We Forget - The Melungeon Settlement on Newmans Ridge", Willie shot and killed his uncle, Calvin Mullins, behind Mahala Mullins' house. Willie was lame in one leg and limped when he walked, as he didnt use a cane. Calvin accused Willie of having an affair with his wife "Coose", and chased him out the back door with a shotgun. Calvin struck Willie in the face with the gun, knocking his eye out of socket and partially blinding him. Calvin pounced on Willie and started choking him, but Willie was able to draw his .38 and shoot Calvin. Willie was acquitted, due to his handicap, and the view that he was acting in self defence. Willie had many children and lived to an old age, but wore a patch over his bad eye and always walked with a limp.
   
Children of Willie Davidson and Nancy Gibson are:
    404    i.    Hobert5 Davidson, born 06 Nov 1898; died 06 Apr 1938 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Sally Johnson.

Notes for Hobert Davidson:
  Hobert died the same day as his brother Luther.

More About Sally Johnson:
Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

    405    ii.    Luther Davidson, born 08 May 1892; died 06 Apr 1938 in Hancock Co, TN; Stepchild.  He married Flora Goins; born 12 Feb 1893; died 31 Oct 1960 in St. Charles, VA.

Notes for Luther Davidson:
   Luther Davidson died of pneumonia April 6, 1938, and his brother Hobert Davidson also died of pneumonia on the same day.


More About Luther Davidson:
Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Notes for Flora Goins:
    Flora died on Halloween night, about 1960, according to William P. Grohse.  "Some boys scared her, and she fell over dead.  She was fair, had blue eyes and black hair."


    406    iii.    Marshall Davidson, born 28 Feb 1888.
    407    iv.    Pearly Davidson, born 1896.  She married Madison Oaks.


    198.  Eliza4 Davidson (Sally3 Mullins, John2, James1) was born Abt. 1876.  She married (1) Arthur Roberts, son of George Roberts and Francis Collins.    She married (2) ? Smith. 
   
Child of Eliza Davidson and ? Smith is:
    408    i.    Goldie5 Smith.

   
Child of Eliza Davidson is:
    409    i.    Dana5 Davidson.


    199.  Monroe4 Davidson (Sally3 Mullins, John2, James1) was born Abt. 1877.  He married ? in KY. 
   
Child of Monroe Davidson and ? is:
    410    i.    Burton5 Davidson.

Notes for Burton Davidson:
Fought in WWI.



    200.  William4 Mullins (Larkin3, John2, James1) was born in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Ethie Collins, daughter of Ardell Collins and Sarah Collins. 

Notes for William Mullins:
   William was killed when a log rolled over him.

   
Children of William Mullins and Ethie Collins are:
    411    i.    Connecticut5 Mullins.
    412    ii.    Hassie Mullins.


    201.  Andrew Jackson4 Mullins (Larkin3, John2, James1) was born 01 Oct 1870 in Hancock Co, TN, and died 13 Nov 1920 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Alice Mullins Abt. 1905 in TN01, daughter of Jeremiah Mullins and Olive Miser.  She was born 27 Jun 1887 in VA, and died 13 Oct 1962 in Harrogate, Claiborne Co., TN.

Notes for Andrew Jackson Mullins:
   Andrew was shot and killed. He was also involved with a shooting that killed Washington Livesay in 1893, when he was assisting his deputy sheriff father while making an arrest. He shot and kiled Washington Livesay.

More About Andrew Jackson Mullins:
Cause of Death: gunshot
   
Children are listed above under (168) Alice Mullins.

    202.  Willie4 Mullins (Elbe3, John2, James1) was born Abt. 1872.  He married Hesta Mullins 02 Nov 1888 in Hancock Co, TN?, daughter of Wallace Mullins and Margaret Mullins.  She was born 1872.
   
Children are listed above under (181) Hesta Mullins.

    203.  Lathem4 Mullins (Elbe3, John2, James1) was born Abt. 1873, and died 24 Apr 1958.  He married (1) Eliza Massengill.    He married (2) Sarah Gibson. 
   
Children of Lathem Mullins and Eliza Massengill are:
    413    i.    Frank5 Mullins.  He married Viola Buttry.

Notes for Frank Mullins:
Lived in MD.


    414    ii.    Drury Mullins.  He married Stella Burdine.
    415    iii.    Oliver Mullins.
    416    iv.    Sarah Mullins.  She married Bob Miser.

Notes for Sarah Mullins:
Sarah left Bob and ran away, No one knows where.


Notes for Bob Miser:
Bob was married to Patsy first. After she died, he married Sarah Mullins.



    204.  Alice4 Mullins (Elbe3, John2, James1) was born Abt. 1874.  She married Lee Ferguson 13 May 1894 in Hancock Co, TN. 

Notes for Alice Mullins:
According to the Grohse files, Alice married "her employer's husband".

   
Children of Alice Mullins and Lee Ferguson are:
    417    i.    Beaely5 Ferguson.  She married ? Coffey.
    418    ii.    Ovie Ferguson.  She married ? Hensley.
    419    iii.    Blucher Ferguson.  He married Pearlie Shaw.
    420    iv.    Rettie Ferguson.  She married Robert Fraizer.
    421    v.    Roxie B Ferguson.  She married Everett H. Trent.
    422    vi.    Bertha Ferguson.
    423    vii.    Dovie Ferguson.


    206.  Thomas4 Mullins (Elbe3, John2, James1) was born Oct 1879, and died 19 Jan 1953 in CA.  He married Mary Lou Visa Jones.  She was born in Blount Co., TN.

Notes for Thomas Mullins:


   
Child of Thomas Mullins and Mary Jones is:
    424    i.    Ada May5 Mullins.


    220.  Howard4 Mullins (Elbert3, Nancy2, James1) was born Abt. 1871 in Hancock Co, TN, and died Aug 1972 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Bertha ?. 

Notes for Howard Mullins:
   Howard was said to have been over 110 yrs old when he died. One source says he was born Oct. 28, 1861, but the 1880 Hancock Co census casts doubt on that (see newspaper story below).
The Knoxville News Sentinel did an amusing story on him a few weeks before his death, here are a few excepts;

“Knoxville News-Sentinel
April 24, 1972
By Willard Yarbrough

SNEEDVILLE, Tenn., April 26, 1972 - Spring Air was nippy along Blackwater
Creek in Vardy Valley.  So chilly, in fact, that Hoard Mullins lifted his
hands with palms exposed to coal-fed flames of the open fire.  Such delicate
hands, calloused from field work and 110 winters spent in isolated hill
country - where necessities of life long since have become luxuries to a
mysterious people to whom Mullins belongs.

He is one of the last of the Melungeons, oldest of them all in Hancock County,
which has been home to the Melungeons for 200 years.  Those left - in Snake
Hollow, Blackwater, Vardy and Mulberry - are few in number, Most have left the
hills for jobs in cities far and near.  And time is catching up with those
remaining.

In 1931 there were 40 Melungeon families living on Newman's Ridge above their
ancestral home.  Today, only two families remain on the steep ridges.
Genealogist William P. Grohse Sr., who lives near Mullins, estimates there may
be under 200 families left in the country.”

“Old-timers remember worse times, but they consider they were fortunate even
then.  Melungeon men and women many, many years ago worked all day in a
farmer's fields just for the food they ate lunch.  Melungeons always have been
excellent moonshiners, though this is mostly in the past.  Mrs. Mullins
remembers when she and her first husband lived next door to Howard Mullins,
who she later married.  "Howard would fire up his still and I'd build up my
fire under my washpot, so anybody going along the road would think I was
washing.  Neighbors helped each other.  I guess I'd wash three or four times a
week, or pretend to, and hang my clothes on the line to hid Howard's still
from sight."

        Quit Drinking at 90

How has Grandpap Mullins lived to be 110?

"He was drunk most of his life," she said.  "That might have helped preserve
him.  He quit drinking 20 years ago, but there were many times I'd have to
take the mule and sled and find him passed out drunk up a hollow.  "We both
chew tobacco.  I do because I don't want to smell his breath," she said,
pointing to her now blind husband as he chewed Beechnut as if it were chewing
gum. "He chews two packs a day."

Mullins hasn't been out of Vardy for more than a year, his last venture being
to Sneedville.  He hasn't seen a doctor in years, either, and used only
aspirin for medicine.  Mullins lost his father at age 8.  The father and
another Melungeon argued at the Mullins moonshine still, Elbert Mullins losing
the argument.  Howard Mullins, who has been chewing tobacco for 101 years, is
the oldest child in his family.  His mother was married three times.  Howard's
son, Burkett, 78, visits at times.”

“        Age in doubt

They'll really never know, these vanishing Americans, their true origin.  Some
aren't sure of their ages, either.  Grohse, a German who settled in Vardy
because he married the great-great-great- granddaughter of Vardy Collins, said
the 1880 Census listed Howard Collins' age at that time as 7.  if so, that
would make him only 99 and not 10, the birthday being 1873.  But Mullins says
he is 110.”



Notes for Bertha ?:
   Excerpts from the 1972 Knoxville News-Sentinel article;

" Mrs. Howard Mullins
remembered the Depression when she obtained a WPA job at the courthouse
here as charwoman.

"I walked eight miles across Newman's Ridge to Sneedville everyday," she
lived next door to Howard Mullins, whom she later married.

"Howard would fire up his still and I'd build up my fire under my
washpot.  I guess I'd wash three or four times a week, or pretent to,
and hang my clothes on the line to hide Howard's still from sight."

"We both chew tobacco.  I do because I don't want to smell his breath,"
she said, point to her now-blind husband as he chewed, at the
[unreadable]"

   
Children of Howard Mullins and Bertha ? are:
    425    i.    Burkett5 Mullins, born 1890 in Hancock Co, TN; died Oct 1977 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married Francis Collins.

Notes for Burkett Mullins:
   Burkett was a member of the Hancock County Court for 42 years.


    426    ii.    Eugene Mullins.
    427    iii.    Stella Mullins.  She married ? Collins.