The Milne/Smeed Connection

Family Stories Past and Present


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Barbara Collins (1836 – 1921)

Barbara Collins was born on 15 February 1836 in Waterloo County, Ontario. She was the daughter of William Collins and Jean Anderson who had immigrated from Scotland some years before.

Barbara married James Riesberry in 1853 and the couple had four children. They moved from Ontario to Iowa but after James died in1898, Barbara moved to Manitoba to be near family.

Barbara died on 20 April 1921 in West St. Paul, Manitoba.

 


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Jean Anderson Collins

Jean Anderson was born in Renfrewshire, Scotland on 7 March 1798. She married William Collins on 24 July 1819 in Renfrewshire. In the 1820s they moved to Upper Canada (Ontario). Jean died on this day, 30 June 1850 and is buried in Washington Cemetery, Concession 12, Lot 10 of Oxford County, Ontario.

Jean and William are my great great grandparents.

Grave of Jean Anderson Collins

Grave of Jean Anderson Collins