Monday, June 2, 2014

Margaret "Peggy" Collins (1821-1890)

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:
Sarah "Sallie"
Vinson Allen
Stacy, Jr.
Riley James
Jasper Jones
Warren Jacob
E. Warren
The 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
Margaret "Peggy" Collins Bynum died circa 1890.  Benjamin Franklin Bynum, Sr. died circa 1886.  The location of their burial places has not been documented.  Family records show them buried at the Old Gaines Bush Place in Calhoun, Jones County, Mississippi.

The following children were born to the marriage of Benjamin and Peggy Bynum:
Minerva, 1840-1860
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) 
Margaret "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.

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