1900 US Census


It’s quiet for the next twenty years until we find James Collins in the 1900 US Census where he is still living in Richwood Township, Richland County in southwestern Wisconsin.

He is now listed as a merchant, trading in his overalls at some point since 1880. It is now just him and his wife Elizabeth, though his daughter Mary is also living in the household with her daughter, James’ granddaughter, Mable. This census also lists the same birth information as the last two, showing Indiana and the birthplace of his parents as Maryland and Delaware.

It also lists his marriage as 40 years, which matches up with the Missouri marriage record from 1860.

1900 US Census
Source: Ancestry.com, 1900 US Census

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