Am most grateful for your lookup especially connecting us to an older Collins who was born in Kentucky- one hopes this is family next door... I have tried to connect to other William Collins b. Kentucky and all the replies have been that there is no relationship or that he had no child called Recompense. I thought I might be able to find another descendant who though not interested in Recompense might have the lineage further back. Would you by any chance have access to the 1840 census- would William show up there- i believe this only has the head of the household....that's one thing about Ole Recompense's name- not so many of them!! Many thanks for your wonderful help... appreciated greatly.