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An American Family History

Maria Smith Collins

Children of Joseph
and Sarah Collins
  • Sarah Collins
  • Joseph Collins
  • Henry Collins
  • Ann Collins Ingalls
  • Dorothy Collins Gray
  • Sarah Collins Eliot Richards
  • Esther Collins
  • and Maria Smith
  • Ruth Collins Graves
  • Mary Collins
  • William Collins
  • Elizabeth Collins Graves
  • Joseph Collins
  • Ezekiel Collins
  • Martha Collins Odell
  • Maria (Mariah) Smith Collins was baptized on February 28, 1664 at the First Congregational Church in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Smith.

    She married Joseph Collins on October 15, 1684 in Lynn. Their children and life together are described in the section on Joseph and Sarah Collins.

    A Puritan woman's clothing consisted of underpants, stockings, linen, shift, petticoat, chemise (underblouse), bolster (a padded roll tied around the hips under the skirt), bodice, skirt, apron, coif (cap), outer gown and shoes. A woman might wear a ruff or bow and an apron. Cloaks were worn instead of coats. Women carried a small cloth draw-string bag or reticule and perhaps wore a chatelaine.


    Old Style Calendar
    Before 1752 the year began on Lady Day, March 25th,. Dates between January 1st and March 24th were at the end of the year. Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are used to indicate whether the year has been adjusted. Often both dates are used.
     

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