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Sarah Collins (Silsbee), of Lynn

Birthdate: (33)
Birthplace: Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America
Death: February 25, 1682 (33)
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Henry Sillsbee and Dorothy Sillsbee
Wife of Joseph Collins, of Lynn
Mother of Sara Collins; Joseph Collins; Henry Collins; Anne Ingalls; Dorothy Gray and 2 others
Sister of Mary Silsbee; John Silsbee; Henry Silsbee; Jonathan Silsbee; Nathaniel Silsbee and 3 others

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About Sarah Collins, of Lynn

Sarah Hires, born 1642; died 25 February 1681/82 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts.



  1. 1664 to Joseph Collins (1635-1733). He was the son of Henry Collins and Anne.

7 children of Joseph Collins and Sarah Hire are [1]:

  1. Sarah Collins, born 18 October 1669; died November 1669. Died young.
  2. Joseph Collins, born 16 September 1671; married Rachel Dorset.
  3. Henry Collins, born 23 November 1672.
  4. Anne Collins, born 13 February 1673/74; married Nathaniel Ingalls.
  5. Dorcas Collins, born 06 March 1675/76.
  6. Sarah Collins, born 10 August 1678 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts; died 05 August 1774 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts; married Crispus Richards 21 December 1702 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts; born 20 October 1681 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts; died 17 May 1763 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  7. Esther Collins, born 02 January 1679/80.



  1. James Savage, Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, (1860 - 1862).
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  • Sarah Hires
  • F, #75586, b. 1642, d. 25 February 1682
  • Sarah Hires was born in 1642 at of Lynn, Essex, MA. She married Joseph Collins, son of Henry Collins and Ann, on 6 June 1664. Sarah Hires died on 25 February 1682 at Lynn, Essex, MA.
  • Family Joseph Collins b. c 1642, d. 4 Feb 1734
  • Child
    • Sarah Collins+ b. 10 Aug 1678, d. 5 Aug 1774
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  • COLLINS, Joseph
  • b. ABT 1643 Lynn, Essex, Mass.
  • d. 2 NOV 1724 Lynn, Essex, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: COLLINS, Henry
  • Mother: Ann,
  • Family:
  • Spouse: SILLSBEE, Sarah
  • Family:
  • Spouse: SMITH, Mariah
  • b. ABT 1660
  • Children:
    • COLLINS, Ruth
    • COLLINS, Mary b. 16 JAN 1686/7 Lynn, Essex, Mass.
    • COLLINS, William
    • COLLINS, Elizabeth
    • COLLINS, Joseph b. 26 MAR 1695 Lynn, Essex, Mass.
    • COLLINS, Ezekiel
    • COLLINS, Caleb b. 25 DEC 1699 Lynn, Essex, Mass. d. BEF MAY 1741
    • COLLINS, Martha b. 1 APR 1700 Lynn, Essex, Mass.
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  • Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • Joseph Collins and his wife, Sarah, married about 1668 in Lynn.
    • Their daughter, Sarah Collins, was born on August 18, 1669. She died as an infant on September 19, 1669. Joseph Collins, Jr. was born on September 16, 1671.
  • On June 18, 1672 a the Salem court
    • Thomas Newhall, Robort Potter and Henery Stasi testified that they heard that Hathorne said last Christmas day at night Joseph Collins had drunk seventeen quarts of rum in his house and many there were disguised with drink. Also that Joseph Collins' wife was so drunk that she had to be carried to bed and the reason why it was "smothered up" was because Mrs. Laton had a daughter among them. Sworn in court.
  • From the December, 1672 court
    • Writ: Joseph Collins and wife v. John Hathorne; slander; for saying in Salem at the last county court that last Christmas day at night plaintiff had seventeen quarts of rum drunk in his house, that many who were there were disguised with drink, and that plaintiff's wife was so drunk that she could not go to bed without being carried; dated Nov. 18, 1672; signed by John Fuller, for the court; and served by Thomas Ivorye, constable of Lin, by attachment of land of defendant's, adjoining the lower end of Mr. Whiting's lot and some back of John Hathorne's house.
    • Henry Collins was born on November 23, 1673. Ann Collins Ingalls was born on February 13, 1673/4. Dorothy Collins Gray was born on March 6, 1675. Sarah Collins Eliot Richards was born on August 10, 1678. Esther Collins was born on January 2, 1679.
    • Sarah died in 1682 in Lynn. After her death, Joseph married Maria Smith. The Town Records of Lynn, record that Joseph Collins, age 42, a widower and housewright of Lynn, son of Henry Collins and Ann, married on October 15, 1684 in Lynn, Maria Smith, spinster of Ipswich, daughter of John and Elizabeth Smith.
    • Ruth Collins Graves was born October 26, 1685. Mary Collins was born January 16, 1687/88. William Collins was born January 14, 1689/90. Elizabeth Collins Graves was born December 23, 1692. Joseph Collins was born March 26, 1695. Ezekiel Collins was born February 17, 1697/98. Martha Collins Odell was born April 1, 1700.
  • In 1716/17 Joseph Collins, Sr. and his brother Samuel were listed as Quakers, and had their taxes for repairing the Meeting House abated.
    • Three of the Collins children married into the Graves family. Ezekiel and Ruth married children of Sarah Brewer and Samuel Graves.
  • From Henry Collins of Lynn and His Descendants, Volume 10, Number 4, 1990, page 204. "On 21 February 1721/2 Joseph Collins signed a deed of gift to his son Ezekiel. It was recorded in the Essex County Registry the same day:
    • I, Joseph Collins, Senior, of Lynn, housewright, for love and good will and affection to my son Ezekiel Collins of Lynn, yeoman, also in consideration that my said son, Ezekiel Collins, re his heirs, executors, and administrators shall and do comfortably maintain me and his mother my wife Merriah during our and each of our natural lives with all things necessary for our comfortable subsistence and we to live in the dwelling house we now live and at mine and my wives decease to afford us a decent burial at his own cost and charge, and also that my said son, Ezekial Collins shall do well and truly pay or cause to be paid within 3 years after my and my wives decease unto my children hereafter named, the several sums hereafter described and set forth in such money as shall then at which time of said payment thereof pass from man to man....
  • Joseph died in 1734.
  • from the Record of Births and Deaths in the Town of Lynn
  • The Genealoge of Joseph Collins and Sarah his Wiff.
    • Doraty ther Daughter was born the 6 of March 1675-76.
    • Sarah ther Daughter was born the 1 of August 1678.
    • Ester ther Daughter was born the 2 day of January 1670.
  • Sarah the Wiffe of Joseph Collins died the 25 of ffewbruary 1682.
  • Joseph Collins and Maria Smith was Maried the 15 of October 1684.
    • Ruth ther Daughter was born the 26 of October 1685.
    • Mary ther Daughter was Borne the 16th of January 1687 (88)
    • William their sonn was Borne the 14th of January 1689-90.
    • Elizabeth ther Daughter was born the 23 of December 1692.
    • Joseph Collins the sonn of Joseph Collins & Mariah his Wife was born ye 26th of Martch 1695.
    • Ezckiell ther son was born the 17 of february 1607-8.
    • Martha tbeir Daughter was born the 1 day of Aprill 1700.
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  • Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees via daughter Ann Collins by SmartCopy: Nov 17 2014, 0:24:16 UTC
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Sarah Collins, of Lynn's Timeline

Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America
August 18, 1669
Age 20
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts
September 16, 1671
Age 22
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts
November 23, 1672
Age 23
Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts
February 13, 1673
Age 24
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
March 6, 1675
Age 26
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts
January 2, 1678
Age 29
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts
August 10, 1678
Age 29
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, Colonial America
February 25, 1682
Age 33
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America