From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 398, Liberty, White County, Indiana
"WASHINGTON COLLINS was born in Ohio October 1, 1833, and is one of seven children born to ALLEN and EUNICE (BARBER) COLLINS, and named as follows: JULIA, WASHINGTON, ELIZABETH, NANCY, WILLIAM, GEORGE and MARGARET. The father was a farmer, and died in this township in October, 1877. The family had resided in Nicholas County, Kentucky, in Tippecanoe County, Indiana and in Clinton County, Indiana, and in the spring of 1851 came to this county and located in Jackson Township, where they lived some eight years, and then came to this township. November 2, 1854, he married ELIZABETH PRICE, who has borne him five children - IRA, JOSEPH, JOHN, AARON and IDA F. MR. COLLINS owns a farm of 147 acres situated six miles north of Monticello, on which he has erected a fine two-storied frame dwelling. He has been a member of the Church of God (New School Dunkard) since January, 1876, and in the spring of 1882 was elected to the office of Assessor of Liberty Township."