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Sarah Agnes Letsinger (Collins?)

born April 1835


Note that her sister Ruth is supposed to have married a Collins as well, neither verified.

In support of John Collins' wife Sarah being Sarah Letsing--they live next door to Sarah's brother William Letsinger in 1870




 1824-Ruth Hannah Letsinger

 1826-John Michael Letsinger

 1828-Margaret E

 1831-Mary Eveline Letsinger

 1833-William T Letsinger

 1837-Louisa Letsinger

 1839-James Herman

 1842-Emily Caroline

 1844-George Lewis Letsinger

 1850-Isabelle Letsinger

 1850-Matilda Letsinger



married c1854


John Collins

born August 1830



 c1859-Nancy H

 c1858-William T


1862-Liza? (female)


 1869-Sophronia (female)


 unsourced internet family trees also list

 1872-Mary Josephine

 1875-George Daniel

(1900 census says mother of nine with six surviving)


1870 census also has extra female in the house, name possibly Caroline? only 7 years younger than Sarah




George Letsinger


Nancy Hefley Letsinger


spouse's parents:

maternal grandparents:

Michael Hefley &

Margaret "Peggy" Hamilton


paternal grandparents:

John Michael Ledsinger & Rutha Fennell


maternal aunts & uncles:

1801-Mary Hefley Dunlap; 1806-Sarah Hefley Carter; 1808-Elizabeth Hefley (Rosamon); 1811-William Hefley; c.1813-James Hefley; 1816-Henry Hefley


paternal aunts & uncles:


1850 census, Carroll County TN, District 8

George Letsinger, age 48, farmer, born SC, estate value $600

Nancy A. Letsinger, age 44, born SC

Rutha H, age 26, born SC

John (M?), age 24, farmer, born SC

Margaret E, age 22, born TN

Mary E, age 19, born TN

William T, age 17, born TN

Sarah A, age 15, born TN

Louisa M, age 13, born TN

James H, age 11, born TN

Emily C, age 8, born TN

George L, age 6, born TN

Isabella, age 1, born TN

(next household is John Letsinger, 24, born SC & Mary C., age 19, born TN)


1870 census, Carroll County TN, District 7, post office Clarksburg, household 13

NOTE: household 12 is Sarah Letsinger's brother William T

John D. Collins, age 44, farmer, real estate value $800/pers estate $90, born TN

Sarah, age 35, keeping house, born TN, cannot read, cannot write

"Casalin"? (Caroline?), female, age 27 (one 7 yrs younger than Sarah), born TN, cannot read, cannot write

Louisa, age 15, cannot read, cannot write

Wm T, age 12, works on farm

Nancy H, age 11, cannot write

Liza? C, age 8

Lucetta C, age 3

Sophrona, age 1


1900 census, Carroll County TN, civil district 7, district 128

J. Nelson Collins, age 69, born Aug 1830, married 46 years, farmer, born TN, parents born SC

wife Sarah A, age 65, born Apr 1835, mother of 9, six surviving, born TN of parents born TN

daughter LIz C, age 38, born Jan 1862, single, born TN

daughter Sophronia, age 31, born Jan 1869, single, born TN