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Descendants of William Odom


21. SARAH8 ODOM (CAPT. BENJAMIN ODOM JR.7 **, BENJAMIN ODOM6 SR., WILLIAM5 ODOM, JOHN4, RICHARD3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born March 25, 1770 in <Virginia>, and died November 05, 1814 in Barnwell District, South Carolina. She married JOHN AMBROSE O'BANNON January 13, 1790, son of THOMAS O'BANNON and FRANCES JENNINGS. He was born August 14, 1768 in Fauquier County, Virginia, and died September 13, 1815 in Barnwell District, South Carolina.

Marriage Notes for S
ARAH ODOM and JOHN O'BANNON:
Source of information is from:
Wynona Maxey, wen7232@mindsync.com (on 21 October 2002) Rootsweb.
     
Children of S
ARAH ODOM and JOHN O'BANNON are:
  i.   LEWIS9 O'BANNON, b. March 25, 1792; d. February 28, 1855; m. CYNTHIA DECOURSEY, January 05, 1815; b. August 01, 1789, 23 apr 1854.
  ii.   ELIZABETH AMBROSE O'BANNON, b. 1794; d. August 27, 1830; m. JOHN RICKENBACKER.
  Notes for JOHN RICKENBACKER:
In 1819 gaurdianship was given to John Rickenbacker and his wife Elizabeth for the care of Martha Collins, daughter of James Collins and Mary Odom.

  iii.   FRANCES JENNINGS O'BANNON, b. 1796; d. 1820; m. HENRY WILLIAM OAKMAN, December 27, 1815, Barnwell District, South Carolina; b. October 12, 1792, Savannah, , Georgia; d. January 24, 1821, Barnwell District, South Carolina.
  iv.   AMBROSE WESLEY O'BANNON, b. Abt. 1798; d. February 17, 1827.
  v.   PAMELA TAYLOR O'BANNON, b. Abt. 1800; d. September 21, 1826; m. ETIENNE LARTIGUE.
  vi.   SARAH H. O'BANNON, b. August 25, 1802; d. May 10, 1829.
  vii.   JOHN THOMAS O'BANNON, d. 1849.
  viii.   BENJAMIN AUGUST O'BANNON.
  ix.   MARTHA ANN O'BANNON.
  x.   DAUGHTER O'BANNON.


22. MARY8 ODOM (DANIEL ODOM7 **, BENJAMIN ODOM6 SR., WILLIAM5 ODOM, JOHN4, RICHARD3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) She married MR. GRIMES.
     
Child of M
ARY ODOM and MR. GRIMES is:
  i.   JOHN D.9 GRIMES.


23. JOHN "JACK"8 COLLINS (JOHN7, ELIZABETH6 ODOM, WILLIAM5, JOHN4, RICHARD3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born Bef. 1774 in South Carolina, and died 1853 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. He married (1) MARTHA BRITT March 12, 1795 in Richmond County, Georgia. He married (2) LEVICY RUSH Bet. 1840 - 1850.
     
Children of J
OHN COLLINS and MARTHA BRITT are:
45. i.   JESSE9 COLLINS.
46. ii.   PENCERY LOUISA COLLINS, b. December 16, 1816, Franklin County, Georgia.
  iii.   LEVEN COLLINS, m. FLORENCE RUSH.
  iv.   MARTHA COLLINS, m. WILLIAM LUCKEY.
  v.   GEORGE COLLINS, m. NANCY LINDLEY.
  vi.   LEWIS COLLINS, m. CAROLINA DANSBY.
  vii.   WASHINGTON COLLINS, m. SARAH H. STATON.


24. JAMES COLLINS8 SR. (JAMES COLLINS7 "ELDER", ELIZABETH6 ODOM, WILLIAM5, JOHN4, RICHARD3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1763 in Johnston County, North Carolina, and died July 19, 1836 in Greene, County Alabama. He married (1) MARY ODOM Abt. 1788 in Barnwell Co. South Carlina, daughter of CAPT. ** and TAMER POWELL. She was born 1767 in <Virginia>, and died Aft. 1812 in Barnwell County, South Carolina. He married (2) MARTHA STIVENDER Abt. 1816 in Barnwell County, South Carolina, daughter of JOHANN SR. and ANN ZORN. She was born Bet. 1756 - 1775 in Orangeburgh, South Carolina, and died Bet. 1848 - 1853 in Greene County, Alabama.

Notes for J
AMES COLLINS SR.:
The Andrea Files were mistaken when stated that there was a daughter Elizabeth Collins who married John Rickenbacker. The wife of John Rickenbacker was Elizabeth O'Bannon. John Rickenbacker was a well known Planter and Mortician in Barnwell County, South Carolina.

Deed of Gift. James Collins Sr. to heirs.
Barnwell County, South Carolina. Deed Book L, pages 472-476.
Know all men By these presents, that I James Collins, the elder, of the District and State aforesaid, Planter, in consideration of the natural love and affection which I have for and do bear unto my following named, and also divers other good causes and considerations m hereunto moving, have given granted and confirmed, and by these presents do give, grant and confiem unto my children aforesaid herein after named the following negro slaves-and other property in manner and for hereafter described with the condition and reservations thereto specifically and especially set-forth That is to say, I do, in and for the causes and considerations aforesaid, give unto my beloved son James Collins th younger, his heirs and assigns forever the following named negros (vis) Peggy, Del and Gloster to have and to hold all and sigular the said negros, to wit: Peggy, Del and Gloster together with the future issue and increase of the females unto the said James Collins the younger, his heirs and assigns forever, and I also further give and grant unto the said James Collins, the younger a Negro fellow by the name of Taffor, with the provisions and on the condition expressly, and no other, that is to say, pr??ed the said James Collins, the younger shall, will, and do take charge of, support, maintain, and educate the following minor children, to wit: My daughther Ketura Collins and my younger son Lewis C. Collins all under the age of twenty-one years, for and during the term of their minority and until they and each of them shall become of age of twenty-one years, be married, or die and provided also that the said James Collins, the younger, shall, will, and do, in the case of the death of John Rickenbacker and his wife Elizabeth Rickenbacker, before Martha my youngest daughter shall be of age, be married, or die; support, maintain, and educate her the said Martha Collins till she be married or arrive at the age of twenty-one years. Then the said James Collins, the younger, to have and to hold the said negro man Taffo, to him his heirs and assigns forever. Otherwise the said negro man Taffo to be sold at my decease and the proceeds of money thence arising from such sale be equally divided between all my children that are now living or that may be then living or their heirs, execotors, administrators or assigns. To my beloved daughter Dotcas Nimmons I give and grant one negro girl named Judy, the feather bed and furniture which she now has in her possion and also the household and kitchen furniture which she likwise has in her possion. to have and to hold all and sigular the said negro girl Judy, the household and kitchen furniture, feather bed and furniture together with all future issue and increase of the said negro girl Judy unto her the said Dorcas Nimmons and the heirs of her body forever; provided she should leave anyafter her death and her legal representetives to my beloved daughter Ketura Collins I give and grant one negro girl named Hannah, one negro boy named Authur, one feather bed with furniture to have and to hold all and singular the said negro girl Hannah, the said negro boy Authur and feather bed and furniture, together with the future issue of the said negro girl, Hannah, unto the said Kiturah Collins her heirs and executors, administrators and assigns forever. To my beloved Daughter, Susan Stivender the wife of John Stivender, I give and grant a negro boy by the name of Taff, otherwise called Little Taff, one negro girl named Peggy, otherwise called Little Peggy, and one feather bed and furniture, together with all the future issue and indrease of the said negro girl peggy. To have and to hold unto he the said Susan Stivender, all and singular the said negroes and feather beds and future increase of the said negro girl Peggy, and to the lawful heirs of her body begotten forever, provided she should leave any after her death and their legal representation. To my beloved son Lewis C. Collins, I give and grant a negro woman named Phillis and her female child named Moriah one negro man name of Joe and negro boy by the name of Bob. To have and to hold all and singular the said negroes, Phillis and her child Mariah, Joe and Bob, Together with the future issue of the female unto him the said Lewis C. Collins his heirs executors administrators or assigns forever. To my beloved Daughter Martha Collins, I give and grant a negro woman by the name of Dinah, a negro boy by the name of Mingard, a negro girl by the name of Sarah. To have and to hold all and singular the negroes to wit, Dinah, Mingard and Sarah, together with the future issue and increase of the females unto her the said Martha Collins her heirs Executors,administrators or assigns forever and I further give and set apart out of my Estate both real and personal of whatsoever nature or description which I may have or legally in possession of at my decease, the sum of two hundred and fifty Dollars to be paid to such person or persons as may and shall maintain, support and educate her, the said Martha Collins, as a compensation for her, the said Martha Collins schooling and education. And I do hereby comit and intrust her the said Martha Collins to the care management of & guardenship of my true and trusty friend, John Rickenbacker for and during the term and time of her minority of until she shall arrive at the age of twenty one years or marry. And provided, that I, the said James Collins, the Elder, should die before the said Martha Collins shall become of age, or be married, then in that case, the said John Rickenbacker is to take charge and immediate possession of all and singular the negroes and other property of her, the said Martha Collins and continue in the possession and charge thereof until she becomes of age or be married. And provided also that if the said John Rickenbacker should die before the said Martha Collins becomes of age or be married, then the charge, management and guardianship of her the said Martha Collins, to desolve upon and vest in Elizabeth Rickenbacker, the wife of him, the said John Rickenbacker until she, the said Martha Collins shall become of age or be married and have the same care and management of her estate, that the said John Rickenbacker until she the said Martha Collins shall become of age or be married and have the same care of her education. And the same charge and management of her estate, that the said John Rickenbacker is hereby impowered and vested with. And provided also and it is further understood that if the said John Rickenbacker and his wife Elizabeth, and myself should die, before the said Martha Collins shall become of age or be married, then and in that case, her support & education, together with all and singular her estate which I have hereby given and granted to her, together with the future increase thereof shall immediately desolve upon and best in the hands, power and possession of James Collins, the younger whom I hereby nominate and appoint in such event her true and proper guardian. And It is hereby understood expressly to be the true intent and meaning of the presents, that none of the negroes which I have given and granted to my children as above are to be taken out of my possession. But that reserve and secure to myself the whole and sole right & benefit of all and during the full & term of my natural life and that I am not to be interferred, or troubled in the peacable & quite enjoyment of the said negroes and their laborers for and during the term of my natural life aforesaid. In Witness wherof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nineteen and in the forty-fourth year of the Soverignty & Independance of the United States of America.
Signed, Sealed & Delivered in the presence of;
William H. Dunn James Collins Sr.
L.O.O'Bannon His Seal
South Carolina
Barnwell District
Personally appeared before me L. O'Bannon, who being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God, saith that he was personally present and saw James Collins Sr. sign, seal and deliver the within Deed of Gift for the uses and purposes therein mentioned and that himself and William M. Dunn Esq. were subscribing witnesses to the same.
Sworn to before me this 15 day of December 1819
Jon C. Allen J. O. Lewis O'Bannon
Recorded the 15th December 1819
Deed Book L. Page 472 - 476
A True and Correct Copy
R. L. Bronson, C.C.C.P.
Barnwell County, South Carolina

State of Alabama December 6,1823,
WILL OF JAMES COLLINS SENR. Recorded in Will Book "B" page 180 but copied from the original.
I James Collins Senr of the State of Alabama and County of Green being sick but of sound mind and perfect memory thanks be to God for the same Do this 17 day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and thirty six make publish and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner following to Wit first I Give to my beloved wife a hors named Ponpy and a hors named Jack and all my stock of hogs and cattle, two plows and Give? two beds and furniture and all the balance of my household and kitchen Furniture I Cave to hure to be at hur dispossal Forever and the East half quarter of Section fifteen Township twenty two and of section fifteen and Township twenty two and of Range four East during hure natril Life and at hur death to my son Claborn Collins and all so to my son Claborn Collins the south half of the same quarter section of Land and all the balance of my property to be sold on Twelve months credit and the money aRising there from to be Equally divided between all my Lawful heirs and I appoint my worthy friends Amos Travis Junor and Henry Williams my Executors to this my last Will and testament
Signed sealed and delivered in presents of us who were presentat the time of sealing-and as singing the same the year and date
I have written further more all my just debts to be paid out of the above mentioned money and debts to be paid out of the above
mentioned money and then an Equal division between all my heirs
J. C. Snedecor
Amos Travis Senr
Lazarus Whitehead Jas. Collins Siegnr-Seal

The State of South Carolina Barnwell District
Known all men by these presents that I Dorcas O. NimmonS of the State and District aforesaid a child and heor at Law and Distributee of the Estate of James Collins late of the County of Greene State of Alabama now Deceased, have made constituted and appointed and by these presents do make constitute and appoint Joshua Morse of the County of Choctaw State of Alabama my true and Lawful agent and attorney in fact, for me and in my name place and stead, to sue for, Recover, Receive and Receipt for any and all monies or other property to which I may be entitled and which may be Due men, from the Estete of the said James Collins Deceased late of the County of Greene State of Alabama as one of the heirs and Distributees of said Estate, whether the same be in the hands of the Administrator thereof, or of the Judge of probate of said County or if any other person, hereby fully empowered my said attorney to represent me before probate Court of said county, in all matters connected with my interest in Said Estate, and in my name place and stead, as fully and completely as though. I were acting in my own proper person I further authorize him for me in my name place and stead1 to execute to the Said Judge of probate of Greene County, or to the administrator of said Estate, or to any other person, full Receipt Discharge and aquittance for the amount that may be due me from said Estate, and in full satisfaction of the amount of any Decree that may have been rendered by the Probate Judge of the said county of Greene, in my favor as one of the heirs and Distributees of the Estate 6f said James Collins Deceased in the final settlement of said Estate and to Receive from the Judge or other person any money or property that may be due me as
aforesaid Hereby ratifying and confirming all that my said attorney may Do within the scope of this Power of attorney. I witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and Seal on this the 25 Day of May A D 1858
Attest
Washington Halford
H W Collins
Dorcas Nimmons
A list of the Heirs at law of James Collins deed who died in Greene County on the--- day of __ A D 1836, leaving him surving the following named heirs at law1 and distrib-tees under his will towit 1. Joshua Collins who has since died 3. Dorcus Collins now Dorcus Nimmons in South Carolina and of lawful age. 2. James W. Collins who has since died 4. Susan Steinwinder wife of John Steinwinder residing in Choctaw County, Alabama & of lawful age 5. Ketura E. Porter residing in the State of Mississippi & of lawful age 6. Claiborn Collins residing in Choctaw Co. Ala. who was of lawful age 7. Martha Dowling, who has since died, who was of lawful age
Sworn to & subscribed
July 16th 1857
W. C. Oliver Judge
A R Davis adm
Attoway R. Davis adm In account with Estate James Collins deed on final settelment 1857
To amt of Sale of Land $100.00
To amt of Judgt & interest
from Wm. C. Oliver admr
Philip F. Beasley dec'd
being the balance due on the final settlement of the admr of
P. F. Beazley former admr of Ja5 Collins deceased
.Judgt $2498.52 mt. 282.61 $2781.13
2~~1.13
1856 Jul 7
Cr
By amt paid J E Evans No
By amt paid R. F. Inge
By amt paid Jas Free
By amt paid J Holbrook
By amt paid Sarah A. ONeals
A R Davis 5 48.25
By amt paid G. Sheldon cons. for
Depositinns to sell land 10.00
paid printers frees 19.00
paid Court Costs 10.40
11.05 21.45
By amt paid Commissions allowed admr 81.32
Balance in hands of admr for Distribution 2428.01
To which add for the purpose of making an Equitable division
the amt paid to Porter the Husband of Ketura E. Porter by P F Beazley the former adm of James Collins on the 3 June 1839, which was $40.00 mt from 3 June 1839 to date of settlement 57.87 97.87
Total a-t for Distribution 2525.88
Distributed as followes to wit
1. To Attoway R Davis, adm of Jos~a Collins Deceased 1/7 part of 2525.88 360.84 2. To A R Davis, adm of James W. Collins Decd 1/7 part 360.84 3. To Dorcus Ni~ninons wife of --- Ni~mons 1/7 part 360.84 4. To Attoway R. Davis admr of Martha Dowling Decd who was the wife
of Aaron M. Dowling 1/7 part 360.84 5. To Ketura E. Porter wife of ~~ Porter of Miss 1/7 part 360.84 less the amt pd your husband June 3d 1839 By P. F. Beazley the
Former admr 40.00)
& mt. to May 1857 57.87) 97.87
6. To Susan Steinwinder widow of Jno E. Stivender Dec 1/7 Part 360.84
7. To Claiborn Collisn 1/7 Part 360.84
Sworn & Subscribed before me in open court July 15/57 W C Oliver Judge
Notice 18th Luly 1836- Citation to Susannah &Steinwinder wife of John E Steinwinder heir of Lames Collins Senr to appear at court 22 Aug to show cause if any why will shall not be proven & admitted to Record. Similar summons sent to other non-resident heirs.
A list of property Sold at Jas Collins Decd
A lot ploughs Henry Williams 7/ 50
1 Lot Do Chas G? Williams 10/ 125
4 Ploughs Do Joshua Collins 15/ 187 1/2
2 wingle Tree Clevs John E. Steinwinder 14/ 175
1 Bar Iron & Plough John E. Stivender 9/ 112 1/2
1 Plough & Swing 1e tree James W Collins 10/ 125
2 axes Chars Williams 275
2 club axes James W Collins 156 1/2
4 Axes Do Do 112 1/2
1 frone & wedge John F. Stivender 168 3/4
1 foot adds James W. Collins
1Lot tools &C Do Do 275
1 Lot wagon Boxes Joseph H Davis paid 100
2 grubbing hoes Charles Williams 250
3 sugurs & Bell Joshua Collins 150
1 saw & drawing Knife John E. Stivender 268 3/4
1 pair of styllyards Claborn Collins
1 shotgun Joshua Collins 11.00
1 cross cut saw James Eddns 412 1/2
1 sith & cradle Charles Williams 212 1/2
1 Lot of Weding hoes James W. Collins 150
1 wagon & Horse gear D W Travis 8400
1 grine ston Hnry Williams 512 1/2
100 bushels corn Thomas - c- aster @ 1.50 150.00
150 " " James W. Collins 150 225.oo
50 " " Marthew Collisn @ 150 75.00
100 " " D W Travis @ 1.50 150.00
130 Joshua Collisn @ 150 198.20
50 " " John E. Stivender @150 75,OO
6116 Lot of sead cotten James . W Collins #450 275.22
1 saddle Henry Williams 118 3/4
1 Gray Horse D W Travis 1200
1 sorrel Stud Hors John W Collins 60 00
1 Brown Hors John E Stivender 185.00
Sworn to & subscribed in open court the 12 day of June 1837
P F Beazley admr
all the undersigned apprasars apprasars appointed to apprase the Personal Estate of James Collins Sen Decd the same by order of the
orphans court of Greene County
one crib corn by 400 Bushels at $1
1 sythe & cradel 200
1 lot of sundry Tools 15.00
1 waggon & gear 60.00
ware of Gran? 1.00
1 grine stone 2.00
Lot of seed cotton say 4000 lbs at $4 160.
1 Bay Horse 100
1 Gray Gorse 20.00
sorrel stud colt 65.00
Have citations issued to the heirs of old Mr. Pearson on the petition of George C Pearson to sell real estate and has the commission issued to Rainey & Hitt to take the Depositions. I C Snedecor (on back of one of the documents in James Collins file)
To the Honorable William- - . Street, Judge of the Orphan's Court of Greene County - The Petition of Beazly sheriff of Greene County, and as such administrator with the will annexed of the goods and chattels rights & credits of James Collins senior deceased, respectfully unto your Honor that sometime in the Mon - - of July - - in the year 1836, the said James departed this life having made his will, which has been proved in Orphan's Court of said county, and of the day of December 1836 your petioner was duly appointed admr with The will anexed of the said James Collins decd - That the said Collins, at the time of his death was seized and possessed of a piece of Land situate in said county, known and designated as the west half of, the Southwest quarter of §ion no. 15 in Township 22 Range 4 east, which said piece of Land was not - mentioned or devised to any person in and by the will of the said Collins - That the said Collins left at his death the following children and grandchildren towit: Joshua C Collins, James W Collins, Clairborn S Collins, Susanna Steinwinder, wife of John E. Steinwinder, all residing in the county of Greene in the State of Alabama- Dorcas Nimmons wife of William Nimmons of Barnwell District in South Carolina, Kitura Porter wife of James Porter of t-e state of -Mississippi all of who in are children of the said James Collins decd and of full age and Ellen Dowling, Anna Dowling and - - - Dowling infant children of Aaron M Dowling and Martha Ann Dowling decd (which said - Martha was a daughter of the said James Collins decd- and your petitioner further showeth that the aforesaid piece of land is the only real property ( so far as your petitioner is informed and believes)
not mentioned and devised in the will of the said James Collins decd of which the said James Collins decd died seized and possessed- and that the said piece of Land cannot be equally fairly and beneficially divided without a sale of the said Land. In consideration whereof your petioner prays your Honor to order this said land to be sold for a division among the said heirs, and that the necessary citations be ordered to (be issued to the said heirs who are. of age in this state and notice by publication to be given to such as reside out of the State- and to make all other orders necessary and proper in the premises- and your petitioner will ever pray &c
Murphy & Jones
The State of Alabama Greene County
Orphans Court the term of the 2nd Monday of November being the 14th day of said month In the matter of the last will and testament of James Collins Sen decd and Amos Travis junior and Henry Williams Executors of the last will and testament of James Collins decd now appear and bring into open court here for probate and for Record the last will and testament of the said James Collins decd and aver say that the same is the last will & testament of the said James Collins decd duly executed as such according to law And Joshua Collins, James Collins, Jas Porter and William Nimnons heirs and distributees of James Collins decd now appear
by Counsel & say that the said writing here introduced into court is not the last Will & Testament of said James Collins deed and of this they put themselves upon the country?
Pierce & Watson for Defts and the Exrs do likewise Murphy & Jones atts for Exrs
To the Honorable James R. Evans Jude of the Probate Court of Greene County, Alabama
Attiway R Davis admr de bonis of the estate of James Collins deceased, respectfully report to your Honor, an account of the sale of certain Real Estate made pursuant to the decree of your Honorable Court made on the day of February after having given due and legal notice of the time and place and terms of sale, by an advertise Tuent in the Alabama Whig a newspaper published in said county - I offered said land to the highest bidder before the Court House door in the town of Eutaw on Monday the tenth day of March 1856 known and described as: the west half of the southwest quarter of Section fifteen in township twenty of Range four East and that at said sale, William D. Davis being the highest bidder became the purchaser of said land at the sum of one hundred dollars, and complied with the terms of said sale as required by said decree, all of which is respectfully reported to your Honorable court for conformation,
Subscribed & sworn to this 11th day of March 1856 Before me, J. R. Evans, Judge A R Davis admr
The State of Alabama County of Choctaw
Known all men by these presents that we Clairborn S. Collins & Susannah A Steinwinder, citizens of the County and State aforesaid and heirs at Law of James Collins late of the County of Greene State of Alabama and by these Predents Do make constitute and appoint Richard F Inge of the County of Greene in said State, our true and Lawful agent and attorney, and by these Presents do hereby clothe and invest him with full power and authority for us, and in our names, place and stead, to receive from the Judge of Probate of the said County of Greene or from any and all other persons, in whose hands the same may be paid, the full amount of the Decrees rendered in our favor by said court, severally and respectively, as heirs & Distributees of the Estate of the said James Collins Deceased, on final Settlement of the same with the said Probate Court, and further to execute full receipts, Discharges & acquiatances to the said Judge, or any other person, in satisfaction and payment of each of said Decrees respectfully and serverally in our favor and to cause satisfaction of the same to be entered on the Records of said court and further to Do and perform all things necessary to receive said money and to satisfy the said Decrees, as fully and completely as we might or could in our own proper persons, hereby ratifying and confirming all that our said attorney may Do within the scope of this Power. In witness whereof we here - to set our hands and seals This seventh day of September A D 1857 ( Cm different ink and handwriting, so must be original signatures) Clairborn S. Collins Susannah A Steinwinder to the Hon'l James R Evans Judge of the Probate Court of the County of Greene and State of Alabama Your petitioner Attoway R. Davis administrator de bonis non with the will annexed of James Collins Sr deceased would respectively represent unto your Honor that his testator died seized and possessed of the tract or parcel of land to wit: the W1/2 of the SW1/4 of Section 15 Township 22 Range 4 East containing eighty acres and lying and being in the county of Greene and State of Alabama Your petioner would further represent unto your Honor that the said James Collins deceased died leaving the following children viz: Joshua Collins James Dorcas Susan Ketura E Claiborne and Martha Collins. That Joshua Collins has since died leaving a widow Elizabeth Collins & the following children to wit Sarah See ( or Lee?) wife and relict of Samual See deceased over the age of 21, James Collins Jr Jack Collins Daniel Collins Lewis and Williamson Collins all of who in are over the age of twenty-one and reside in the county and state aforesaid and also Susan wife of Thomas Patterson who died leaving a son named Lewis now about six years old living with his father in the State of Mississippi- That James Collins is also dead, and left the following children, who are now living- Mary Ann Davis wife of George W. Davis over the age of twenty one and resides in the county of Greene and State of Alabama Martha Collins over twenty one who resides in Sumter Co. Alabama John H Collins over twenty one and resides in Anderson Co Texas Jefferson Collins and resides in Octibeha Co. Mississippi and Nancy B Collins about sixteen years old and resides in
the County of Greene and State of Alabama. with George W. Davis- That Dorcas Collins married William Nimmons and is now his wife- is over twenty one and resides in South Carolina That Susan married John E Steinwinder is over the age of twenty one and now resides in LaFayette Co Mississippi- That Ketura E is now the- wife of James Porter to whom she was married is over the age of twenty one and resides in the &County & State aforementioned That Claiborne is over the age of twenty one and resides in the county of Choctaw and State of Alabama That Martha married A. M. Dowling whom she survived and afterwards died leaving three children whose names are as follows- Ann who is now the wife of Duncan Briggs is over the age of twenty one and resides in Sumter Co Alabama and Ellen wife of _____ is over the age of twenty one and resides in Mississippi and James all of whom. are the said children of the said Martha by the said A. M. Dowling- Your Petioner would represent unto your Honor that the said land cannot be equitably divided amongst the aforementioned heirs of the said James Collins Sr. deceased without a sale thereof Now therefore your Petitioner prays your Honor to order a sale of said tract or parcel of land for the aforementioned. And to grant and make all other and further such orders as may be necessary and proper in the premises. And as in duty bound will ever pray Subscribed & sworn to as being correct to the best of his knowledge & belief before me this 19th May 1853
J R Evans Judge Respectfully Webb& Inge Atts for Petitioner A R Davis admir
Collins) Will case Orphans Court V Second Monday in Nov. 1836 Collins
Joshua Collins one of the defendants in this case make oath that Daniel Collins is an important witness for him in the trial of this case by whom he expects to prove that the dec Ja Collins was totally incompetent to make a will at the time the paper offered to the Court bears date and that the said James Collins dec never expressed to him in his last sickness a wish. to dispose of his property other than as the law. directs and he was frequently with him, that the witness is an own brother of the decd with whom there was friendly understanding and a great intimacy that John Collins is also an important witness by whom he expects to prove the same facts. That both. of the said witnesses were directed to (be) summoned & they either have been summoned or the Sheriff has been prevented from executing the process by an understanding between the parties that the case was to be no further prosecuted He cannot go to trial without them & pray a continuance.
James C Collins
signed
Clairborn Collins saith that Lazarus Whitehead by reason of bodily infirmity is not able to attend as a witness to prove the contested will of James Collins deceased. 19 Oct. 1836 (All the forgoing documents were from the original file of papers concerning estate of James Collins Sr. deceased in File # 318. Some other Collins estates were Files viz: Richard Collins # 18; N. H. Collins # 4; Daniel Collins # 659; Collins minors # 660 and Stephen Collins # 1363.





Notes for M
ARY ODOM:
Mary's Mother was Thamer (Powell) Odom and this is her Mother's will, written 21 May 1808 and Probated 15 June 1808.
State of South Carolina
Barnwell District
In the name of God Amen.
I Thamer Odom of the State and District aforesaid A widow bed sick and weak in body but of sound mind and memory praised be to God for the same. I do make and declare this my last will and Testament in the manner and form following. First I give and bequeath unto James Collins my Son In Law one mare and colt known by the name of Pockett, also one negro man Named Taph, also all my stock of horses, except one yearling mare colt, and all my stock of Hogs marked with a crop and under the heel in each ear, also all my plantation tools, Secondly I give to my daughter Mary Collins, wife of James Collins, all my household and kitchen furniture, my saddle and bridle and half of my wearing apparel also all my poultry of every discription the same to be enjoyed by both of them their Heirs, Executors and administrators and assigns forever......
Thirdly I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ludda Odom all my stock of cattle marked with a crop and under the keel in each ear also one yearling mare colt with all their future increas. Also half of my wearing apparel and at her death to be equally divided between the children of Mary Collins; it is also my will and pleasure that the above named James Collins shall have all my corn, fodder, peas and potatoes, wheat and rice which is now a growing. It is also my desire that all the rest of my children namely Catherine Collins, Sarah Oborsion shall have two dollars to each of them out of my Estate also my grand children namely Mary McDaniel, Sarah Dorsett, Mary Collins, should I have the like sum out of my Estate. All the rest Residue of my personal Estate of whatsoever kind ther may be I do will to pay my just debts and funeral Charges. I do Constitute and appoint James Collins Executor of this my Last Will and testament in witness wherof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty-first day of May one thousand eight hundred & eight.
Signed Sealed in the presence of
George Odom Thamer Odom
Seybert Odom Her Mark
Mary Smith


South Carolina
Barnwell District By Jackson Harley Ordinary\

Personally Appeared before me George Odom & being Duly Sworn Makes Oath & Saith that he saw Tamer Odom Sign, Publish and Pronounce the within to be and Contain her Last Will and Testament. That she the said Tamer was then of Sound Disposing mind and memory, to the best of this deponant's Knowledge and belief and that Seybert Odom and Mary Smith together with this Deponants Signed their names as witnesses thereto at the request of the Testatrix in the presence of each other.

Given under my hand this fifteenth Day of June, 1808. Jackson Harley, Ordinary

Attest: The forgoing two typed pages is a true and correct copy of the Last Will and Testament of Tamer Odom, filed in Bundle # 14, Package # 3, records of the Probate Court for Barnwell County, South Carolina.
Marie J. Black
Deputy Clerk, Probate Court, Barnwell County, South Carolina

Marriage Notes for J
AMES SR. and MARY ODOM:
Children of James Collins Sr and his first wife, Mary Odom daughter of Benjamin Odom and Thamer Powell were;
James W. Collins married Unknown
Dorcus Collins married William Nimmons
Josuah C. Collins married Elizabeth Williamson
Martha Ann Collins married Aaron M. Dowling
Susannah Amelia "Susan" Collins married John E. Steinwinder Jr.
Claiborn Shepard Collins married Elizabeth Ann Wilson (Mrs Coles)
Ketura Collins married James Porter
Lewis C. Collins (is believed to have died between 1819 - 1836. There is no mention of him in his fathers will or in the dispute of the will).

Notes for M
ARTHA STIVENDER:
Source; Andrea Files;
Martha Steinwinder sometimes known as Stivender was the widow of John Steinwinder Sr. before she married James Collins Sr.

More About M
ARTHA STIVENDER:
Burial: Greene County, Alabama (Now Hale County).

Marriage Notes for J
AMES SR. and MARTHA STIVENDER:
After the marriage of James and Martha, all the family of John E. Steinwinder Sr. and Jr. moved to Greene county, Alabama.
     
Children are listed above under (20) Mary Odom.


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