Re: 2 William Collins
Just by chance, I am looking for the father's name of a Margaret A. Collins. Margaret was born Sept. 10, 1842 in Virginia. Her mother's name was Matilda (Lyon) Collins, but her father's first name is illegible on the marriage record. It does say that Margaret's parents were born in North Carolina.
May be a shot in the dark, but when I saw the name of one of your William's father's names- John Wesley....Margaret A. Collins and George Nelson Buchanan (my gggrandparents) named their first born son John Wesley Buchanan. Coincidence or related? Crossing my fingers and awaiting your reply.