Margaret "Peggy" Collins was born in Covington County, Mississippi on February 21, 1821.
She was one of many children born to the marriage of Stacy Collins and Sarah Anderson.
|Stacy Collins' Bible on display in the Jones County Library in Laurel, Mississippi|
Her siblings included:
NancyThe 1830 U. S. census shows the Stacy Collins family living in Jones County, Mississippi. Jones County was formed in 1826. The area of Covington County where the Collins family lived was part of the land used to form Jones County.
Following her marriage to Benjamin Franklin Bynum, Sr. circa 1838, Peggy and her family made their home in Jones County.
|1850 U. S. census|
|1860 U. S. census|
|1870 U. S. census|
|1880 U. S. census|
The following children were born to the marriage of Benjamin and Peggy Bynum:
Minerva, 1840-1860Margaret "Peggy" Collins Bynum was my maternal 3great grandmother, through her son Prentice Montgomery Bynum; grandson, James Benjamin Bynum; great grandson, John Buel Bynum; great-great granddaughter, Mildred Bynum Edmonds.
Dicey E., 1842-1872 (m. William A. Mauldin)
Benjamin Franklin, Jr., 1844-1862
Prentice Montgomery, 1846-1906 (m. 1. Frances Welch; 2. Nancy Rawls)
Zachary T., 1848-?
Sarah Elizabeth, 1850-1922 (m. Marion Columbus Valentine)
Celeta Margaret, 1853-1917 (m. Jefferson Thomas Herrington)
Morgan Lafayette, 1856-1929 (m. Mahalia Jane Bush)
Gustavus Adolphus, 1860-1907 (m. Dicy Herrington)