Stephen Collins

by andrew on October 22, 2016

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Birth Name: Stephen Weaver Collins

Place of Birth: Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 1, 1947

Ethnicity: English, remote Dutch, possibly other

Stephen Collins is an American actor, writer, director, and musician. He is known for his role on the television series 7th Heaven.

Stephen is the son of Madeleine (Robertson) and Cyrus Stickney Collins.

Stephen’s paternal grandfather was Frank Samuel Collins (the son of Cyrus Cass Collins and Anne/Anna Williamson). Cyrus was the son of Samuel C. Collins and Marcia Cass.

Stephen’s paternal grandmother was Margaret Gardner Stickney.

Stephen’s maternal grandfather was Albert James Robertson (the son of Alexander Robertson).

Stephen’s maternal grandmother was Persis Fay Weaver (the daughter of James Bellamy Weaver and Fayette Mary Atkins). Stephen’s great-grandfather James was the son of James Baird Weaver and Clarrisa Vinson. Stephen’s great-grandmother Fayette was the daughter of Caleb Brooks Atkins and Mary Lucinda Stephenson.

Stephen’s great-great-grandfather James B. Weaver was a politician, who twice ran for President of the United States, in 1880, as the nominee of the Greenback Party, and in 1892, as the nominee of the Populist Party.

Sources: Genealogy of Stephen Collins – https://www.geni.com

Birth record of Stephen’s father – https://familysearch.org

Stephen’s father on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Stephen’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Stephen’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Stephen’s father – https://www.findagrave.com

Stephen’s paternal great-grandfather, Cyrus Cass Collins, on the 1870 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Stephen’s paternal great-grandfather, Cyrus Cass Collins – https://familysearch.org

Genealogies of Stephen’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Samuel C. Collins and Marcia Cass – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogies of Stephen Collins (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://civilwarnotebook.webs.com
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Stephen’s maternal great-grandparents, James Bellamy Weaver and Fayette Mary Atkins – http://www.findagrave.com

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bablah May 9, 2017 at 7:11 am

His father’s name was Charles Stickney Collins (according to his grave stone).
This is him on censi:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQT6-74T
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSTR-PZ6
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJWF-MYC

Paternal grandparents were Frank Samuel Collins and Margaret Gardner Stickney.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N7Q7-W43

Frank was the son of Cyrus Cass Collins (son of Samuel C. Collins and Marcia Cass) and Anne Williamson.

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6WY-TLG
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XJ4S-1PG
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5910823

bablah May 9, 2017 at 10:03 am

>His father’s name was Charles Stickney Collins
Sorry, Cyrus Stickney Collins. I don’t know why i typed Charles.

This is his gravestone:
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=91869075

andrew November 2, 2016 at 4:32 pm
andrew October 23, 2016 at 10:06 am

he has remote Dutch ancestry from the 1600s

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=dowfam3&id=I176294

Most of his traceable ancestors trace back to England. “Robertson” surname is often Scottish and “Collins” can be English, Irish or Welsh.

So I think “English, remote Dutch, possibly other” is more correct.

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