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Re: Collins Cemetery - Shelby County, Ohio

From "Memorial Records, Shelby County, Ohio (1975)"

Collins Cemetery

"Located one mile east of Kettlerville on north side of State Route 274, this colored cemetery in Van Buren Township has not been used for the past 50 years. The following record of transcriptions was made about 40 years ago (1935). Only a few tombstones remain in 1976."

Stewart, Mary E., dau of R.R. & E., d Jan 17 , 1856, 4 wks.
McColgin, Frank, Co O, 55th Mass. Inf. (no dates)
Goings, Margaret, wife if A. J. d Nov 15, 1854, 20y
Williams, William, d Oct 11, 1847, 47y
Stewart, Lewis, d Mar 27, 1852, 20y
Collins, Mary, wife of Samuel., d Mar 15, 1852, 65y
Goings, Martha, wife of A. J., d July 18, 1857, 18y
Goings, Mary A., 3rd wife of A. J. d Feb 23, 1861, 18y
Goings, S. W., d Oct 8 1861, 35y Civil War Hero
Goings, Elizabeth, wife of S. W., d Nov 8, 1869, 73y
Richardson, Joseph G.., d Nov 16 1870, 42y
*** Goings, Joel W., d Aug 22, 1872, 73y
Viers, William, d Oct 8, 1878, 75y
Guilford, Clarinda, wife of A., d Oct 26, 1878, 31y
Jones, Sarah, wife of John, d Nov 17, 1891, 58y
Day, Nancy A. Richardson, 1838-1901
Jones, Eliza, wife of John W., d Aug 21, 1902, 67y
Peters, Jennie Day, d May 25, 1925, 54y

From Newspaper item:
Venerable, Mrs. George, d Oct 1906. Aged resident of Van Buren Twp, freed as slave 1844.

***Joel W. Goings was the co-founder of the village of Rumley, Ohio in 1837. Rumley was an almost all Black village of several hundred families and prospered until the very early 1900's.

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