I too am researching my husbands family, and what a mess it is.
We just happen to have a Mary Ann Zeigler that was born April 23, 1827 in Decauter County, Ga. And she was married to William Brown Collins, born August 13, 1828 from Bainbridge, Ga. They were married Jan. 25, 1850. They had 8 children between them.
Mary and William were my husband's great grandfather and great grandmother. I have information on her Zeigler family if you'd like to see it. Please email me; email@example.com
Let me know if any of this helps you out. I was up against many brick walls with the surname Collins, so I started researching the spouse's.