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1. Anthony COLLINGS was born in Antony Parish, Cornwall, United Kingdom.

Anthony married Wife of Anthony COLLINGS (MAIDEN UNKNOWN).

The child from this marriage was:

+ 2 M    i. Edward COLLINS .

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2. Edward COLLINS (Anthony1).

Edward married Wife of Edward COLLINS (MAIDEN UNKNOWN).

The child from this marriage was:

+ 3 M    i. David H. COLLINS was born in Feb 1822 in North Carolina and died on 26 Jul 1909 at age 87.

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3. David H. COLLINS (Edward2, Anthony1) was born in Feb 1822 in North Carolina and died on 26 Jul 1909 at age 87.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1850, Southern District, Patrick County, Virginia.

Census: 1860, Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina.

Census: 1870, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Census: 1880, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Census: 1900, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Occupation: 1850 farmer, 1860 cooper (barrel and cask maker); 1870, 1880, and 1900 farmer.

David married Lavina KIMBLE, daughter of John KIMBLE and Elizabeth CLIFTON, on 17 Feb 1846 in Patrick County, Virginia. Lavina was born in 1832 in North Carolina and died on 10 Jan 1910 at age 78.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1850, Southern District, Patrick County, Virginia.

Census: 1860, Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina.

Census: 1870, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Census: 1880, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Census: 1900, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 4 F    i. Mary F. COLLINS was born in 1848 in North Carolina, died in 1917 at age 69, and was buried in Mount Herman Cemetery, Westfield, Surry County, North Carolina.

+ 5 M    ii. John W. COLLINS was born in 1853 in North Carolina.

+ 6 F    iii. Elizabeth COLLINS was born in 1855 in North Carolina.

+ 7 M    iv. Murlin COLLINS was born in 1859 in North Carolina, died on 26 Nov 1930 in Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina at age 71, and was buried on 27 Nov 1930 in Sutphin Cemetery.

+ 8 M    v. William COLLINS was born in 1860 in North Carolina.

+ 9 M    vi. Samuel COLLINS was born in 1863 in North Carolina.

+ 10 M    vii. George W. COLLINS was born in Feb 1867 in North Carolina, died on 18 Oct 1937 in Danbury, Stokes County, North Carolina at age 70, and was buried on 21 Oct 1937.

+ 11 M    viii. Columbus F. COLLINS was born in 1870 in Virginia and died in 1870 in Virginia.

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4. Mary F. COLLINS (David H.3, Edward2, Anthony1) was born in 1848 in North Carolina, died in 1917 at age 69, and was buried in Mount Herman Cemetery, Westfield, Surry County, North Carolina.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1850, Southern District, Patrick County, Virginia.

Census: 1860, Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina.

Census: 1870, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Census: 1880, Westfield Township, Surry County, North Carolina.

Mary married William Pinkney MEARS, son of William MEARS and Nancy MEARS (MAIDEN UNKNOWN), on 16 Oct 1878 in Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina. William was born in Feb 1839 in North Carolina, died on 9 May 1909 at age 70, and was buried in Mount Herman Cemetery, Westfield, Surry County, North Carolina.

Noted events in his life were:

Military Service: Civil War.

Census: 1850, Montgomery County, North Carolina.

Census: 1880, Westfield Township, Surry County, North Carolina.

Census: 1900, Westfield Township, Surry County, North Carolina.

Occupation: 1880, 1900 Farmer.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 12 F    i. Katherine (Kate) MEARS was born on 1 May 1879 in Surry County, North Carolina, died on 4 Jan 1961 at age 81, and was buried in Hatcher's Chapel Cemetery, Claudville, Patrick County, Virginia.

+ 13 M    ii. Samuel David MEARS was born on 20 Mar 1881 in North Carolina, died on 7 Apr 1966 at age 85, and was buried in Hatcher's Chapel Cemetery, Claudville, Patrick County, Virginia.

+ 14 F    iii. Alice MEARS was born in Jan 1883 in North Carolina.

+ 15 M    iv. George Washington MEARS was born in Mar 1885 in North Carolina.

+ 16 M    v. James F. MEARS was born on 11 Jul 1891 in North Carolina, died on 22 Oct 1918 at age 27, and was buried in Hatcher's Chapel Cemetery, Claudville, Patrick County, Virginia.

5. John W. COLLINS (David H.3, Edward2, Anthony1) was born in 1853 in North Carolina.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1860, Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina.

Census: 1870, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

6. Elizabeth COLLINS (David H.3, Edward2, Anthony1) was born in 1855 in North Carolina.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1860, Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina.

Census: 1870, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Census: 1880, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

7. Murlin COLLINS (David H.3, Edward2, Anthony1) was born in 1859 in North Carolina, died on 26 Nov 1930 in Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina at age 71, and was buried on 27 Nov 1930 in Sutphin Cemetery.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1860, Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina.

Census: 1870, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Murlin married Zilpha COLLINS (MAIDEN UNKNOWN).

8. William COLLINS (David H.3, Edward2, Anthony1) was born in 1860 in North Carolina.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1860, Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina.

Census: 1870, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

9. Samuel COLLINS (David H.3, Edward2, Anthony1) was born in 1863 in North Carolina.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1870, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Census: 1880, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

10. George W. COLLINS (David H.3, Edward2, Anthony1) was born in Feb 1867 in North Carolina, died on 18 Oct 1937 in Danbury, Stokes County, North Carolina at age 70, and was buried on 21 Oct 1937.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1870, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Census: 1880, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Census: 1900, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

11. Columbus F. COLLINS (David H.3, Edward2, Anthony1) was born in 1870 in Virginia and died in 1870 in Virginia.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1870, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

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12. Katherine (Kate) MEARS (Mary F. COLLINS4, David H.3, Edward2, Anthony1) was born on 1 May 1879 in Surry County, North Carolina, died on 4 Jan 1961 at age 81, and was buried in Hatcher's Chapel Cemetery, Claudville, Patrick County, Virginia.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1880, Westfield Township, Surry County, North Carolina.

Census: 1900, Westfield Township, Surry County, North Carolina.

Census: 1910, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Census: 1920, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Census: 1930, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Katherine married Joseph Henry (Henderson) PIKE, son of James Henry PIKE and Elizabeth HOOKER, on 26 Nov 1902 in Patrick County, Virginia. Joseph was born on 27 Apr 1874 in Surry County, North Carolina, died on 27 Apr 1921 in Patrick County, Virginia at age 47, and was buried in Hatcher's Chapel Cemetery, Claudville, Patrick County, Virginia.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1880, Westfield Township, Surry County, North Carolina.

Census: 1900, Westfield Township, Surry County, North Carolina.

Census: 1910, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Census: 1920, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Occupation: 1900; 1910; 1920 Farmer.

Children from this marriage were:

   17 M    i. Edgar Perry PIKE was born on 9 Mar 1903 in Surry County, North Carolina and died on 6 May 1992 in Bassett, Henry County, Virginia at age 89.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1910, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Census: 1920, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Census: 1930, Sandhill Township, Moore County, North Carolina.

Occupation: 1920 Farmer; 1930 Laborer at Horse Stable.

Edgar married Mary L. BISHOP, daughter of Bud BISHOP and Lillie FLIPPEN, in 1928. Mary was born on 12 Jul 1910 in Patrick County, Virginia, died on 2 Feb 2002 at age 91, and was buried in Roselawn Burial Park, Virginia.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1930, Sandhill Township, Moore County, North Carolina.

Obituary/Death Notice: Ancestry Message Boards, 19 Feb 2002. Mary Bishop Pike, 92, of Bassett, died Saturday, February 2, 2002, at Blue Ridge Rehab.
She was born July 12, 1909 in Patrick County and was a daughter of the late Bud and Lillie Flippen Bishop.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edgar P. Pike; five sisters, Mario "Mable" Jovenette, Bertha B. George, Iris Bishop, Judy B. Norman and Ester B. Lowery; and a brother, John Bishop.
She retired from Sale Knitting after 33 years of service. She was a member of Woodmen of the World and Blackberry Baptist Church.
Surviving are one son, Pichard Irvin Pike of Bassett; three brothers, Jim Bishop of Rural Hall, N.C., Bob Bishop of Bassett and Carl Bishop of Patrick Springs; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Roselawn Chapel Funeral Home. The Revs. Tracy Freeman and Sooter Simons officiated. Burial was in Roselawn Burial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bassett Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 510, Bassett, VA. 24055

   18 F    ii. Nellie Elizabeth PIKE was born on 13 Feb 1905 in Surry County, North Carolina, died on 24 Jan 1993 in Claudville, Patrick County, Virginia at age 87, and was buried on 27 Jan 1993 in Hatcher's Chapel Cemetery, Claudville, Patrick County, Virginia.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1910, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Census: 1920, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Census: 1930, Big Creek District, McDowell County, West Virginia.

Obituary/Death Notice: Roanoke Times, 26 Jan 1993. WHITE, Nellie Pike, 87, of Claudville, died Sunday, January 24, 1993. Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday, Hatchers Chapel United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Moody Funeral Home, Stuart.

Nellie married Dee Calvin WHITE, son of Sidney Mabe WHITE and Clara Elizabeth WHITE (MAIDEN UNKNOWN), in 1926. Dee was born on 19 Jun 1884 in Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina, died on 1 Sep 1967 in Ararat, Patrick County, Virginia at age 83, and was buried in Hatcher's Chapel Cemetery, Claudville, Patrick County, Virginia. They had no children.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1930, Big Creek District, McDowell County, West Virginia.

Occupation: 1930 Coal Miner.

   19 M    iii. James William PIKE was born on 18 Sep 1907 in Patrick County, Virginia and died on 21 Jan 1995 at age 87.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1910, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Census: 1920, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

James married Nellie B. MITCHELL. Nellie was born on 14 Oct 1908 and died on 29 Oct 1988 at age 80.

   20 M    iv. Roy Jewel PIKE was born on 4 Jul 1909 in Virginia and died on 4 May 1990 in Winston Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina at age 80.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1910, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Census: 1920, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Roy married Alice PIKE (MAIDEN UNKNOWN).

   21 F    v. Elsie Mae PIKE was born on 11 Oct 1911 in Virginia, died on 28 Sep 1982 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio at age 70, and was buried on 1 Oct 1982 in Hatcher's Chapel Cemetery, Claudville, Patrick County, Virginia.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1920, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Census: 1930, Stuart, Patrick County, Virginia.

Elsie married William Mancy HEATH Sr., son of James A. HEATH and Ofelda (Ophelia) ELLETT, on 10 Aug 1928 in Stuart, Patrick County, Virginia. William was born in Nov 1899 in Virginia.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1900, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Census: 1910, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Census: 1930, Stuart, Patrick County, Virginia.

Occupation: 1930 Laborer on State Highway.

Research Notes: Will was probably killed by a family member when he was mistaken for a revenuer near the family still.

Elsie next married WILLIAMS.

   22 F    vi. Bessie Opal PIKE was born on 22 Oct 1914 in Patrick County, Virginia, died on 26 Apr 2006 in Laurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia at age 91, and was buried in Hatcher's Chapel Cemetery, Claudville, Patrick County, Virginia.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1920, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Census: 1930, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Obituary/Death Notice: Winston Salem Journal, 27 Apr 2006. HAYDEN, Bessie Opal Pike, 92, of Laurel Fork, Va.

Bessie married Fred Romney HAYDEN, son of Herbert D. HAYDEN and Nancy Victoria NEWMAN, on 19 Sep 1931. Fred was born on 30 Mar 1912 in Stokes County, North Carolina, died on 14 Jul 2001 in Claudville, Patrick County, Virginia at age 89, and was buried on 16 Jul 2001 in Hatcher's Chapel Cemetery, Claudville, Patrick County, Virginia.

Noted events in his life were:

Obituary/Death Notice: Martinsville Bulletin, Martinsville, VA, 15 Jul 2001. Fred Romey Hayden, 89, of 145 Hayden Road, Claudville, died Saturday, July 14, 2001, at Twin County Regional Medical Center in Galax. He was born March 30, 1912, in Stokes County, N.C., to Hubbard and Nancy Victoria Newman Hayden, both deceased. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Agnes Goins, Eva Willard and Mae Willard; and six brothers, Ed Hayden, Ernest Hayden, Frank Hayden, Tom Hayden, Russell Hayden and George Hayden.
He retired as a dairy farmer.
Surviving are his wife, Bessie Opal Pike Hayden, of Laurel Meadows Nursing Center in Laurel Fork; three daughters, Kay Noah of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Margaret Hamm and Glenda Culler, both of Mounty AIry, N.C.; a son, Freddy Hayden of Walnut Cove, N.C.; three grandchildren, two great-grandchilden, and a sister, Bertha Gammons of Mount Airy.
The graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday at Hatchers Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery by the Rev. Darren Slate.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 this evening at Moody Funeral Home.

   23 F    vii. Hester Leola PIKE was born on 11 Feb 1916 in Patrick County, Virginia, died on 19 Apr 2011 in Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina at age 95, and was buried on 21 Apr 2011 in Hatcher's Chapel Cemetery, Claudville, Patrick County, Virginia.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1920, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Census: 1930, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Obituary/Death Notice: Moody Funeral Service website, 21 Apr 2011. Mrs. Hester Pike Dollyhite, 95, of Mount Airy, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at her home. Mrs. Dollyhite was born February 11, 1916, in Patrick County, VA, to the late Joseph and Kathryn Mears Pike. She was a devoted mother and homemaker. Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Patty Dollyhite of the home and Bonnie and Bobby Lambert of Mount Airy; two sons and daughters-in-law, Franklin and Frances Dollyhite and Charles and Jacqueline Dollyhite, all of Mount Airy; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Dollyhite was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Lacy Earnest Dollyhite; a daughter, Angeline Jessup; two grandchildren, Denise Dollyhite and Jeff Jessup; four sisters, Bessie Hayden, Nellie White, Lucy Hayes, and Elsie Heath; four brothers, Roy Pike, Floyd Pike, Edgar Pike, and James Pike. A graveside service will be held Thursday, April 21, 2011, at 11:00 AM at Hatcher's Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Larry Thomas and the Rev. Chris McMillian officiating. There will be no formal visitation at the funeral home, but the family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Bonnie Lambert, 1225 Brim Road, Mount Airy. The Dollyhite family wants to thank Sabrina, Melissa, and Evan from Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care for their loving care of Mrs. Dollyhite. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 401 Technology Lane, Suite 200, Mount Airy, NC 27030.

Hester married Lacy Earnest DOLLYHITE in 1932. Lacy was born on 28 Aug 1909, died on 20 Aug 1998 in Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina at age 88, and was buried in Hatcher's Chapel Cemetery, Claudville, Patrick County, Virginia.

Noted events in his life were:

Obituary/Death Notice: Winston-Salem Journal, 21 Aug 1998. DOLLYHITE, Lacy Ernest, 88, of Mount Airy, the husband of Hester Pike Dollyhite.

   24 M    viii. Floyd Swanson PIKE was born on 28 Mar 1918 in Patrick County, Virginia, died on 11 Jun 1975 in Durham, Durham County, North Carolina at age 57, and was buried on 14 Jun 1975 in Oakdale Cemetery, Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1920, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Census: 1930, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Floyd married Opal Pauline FORREST, daughter of William Emmett FORREST Sr. and Margaret HAYNES,. Opal was born on 18 Oct 1914 in Oxford, Granville County, North Carolina, died on 15 Feb 2010 in Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina at age 95, and was buried in Oakdale Cemetery, Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina.

Noted events in her life were:

Obituary/Death Notice: Winston-Salem Journal, 16 Feb 2010. Opal Forrest Pike passed away Monday, February 15, 2010, at her home in Mount Airy. Mrs. Pike was born October 18, 1914, in Oxford. She was the daughter of William Emmett Forrest, Sr. and Margaret Haynes Forrest. Mrs. Pike was the wife of the late Floyd S. Pike. Together they founded Floyd S. Pike Electrical Contractors, Inc. Mrs. Pike's survivors are her son, Joe B. Pike and his wife, Anne; a grandson Eric Pike and his wife, Belinda, and their sons, Will and Ben; a granddaughter, Margaret Pike and her husband, Dr. David Werle, and their daughter, Katie Pike-Werle, and a new daughter who is due next week; and a brother William Emmett Forrest, Jr. Mrs. Pike's sister, Frances Forrest Martin, preceded her in death. A service of celebration and thanksgiving for the life of Opal Forrest Pike will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 18, 2010 at First Baptist Church in Mount Airy. The service will be officiated by the Rev. J. Kip Smith and the Rev. Paul Riggs. The family will receive friends in the church's Fireside Room, where Mrs. Pike will lie-in-state from 12:30 until the time of the service. Flowers will be accepted. Moody Funeral Services in Mount Airy is serving the Pike family.

Katherine next married Robert Toombs HEATON in 1925. Robert was born in 1876 in Franklin County, Georgia.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1930, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Occupation: 1930 Farmer.

The child from this marriage was:

   25 F    i. Lucy HEATON was born on 16 Mar 1926 in Virginia, died on 23 Sep 1997 at age 71, and was buried in Hatcher's Chapel Cemetery, Claudville, Patrick County, Virginia.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1930, Dan River, Patrick County, Virginia.

Lucy married Silas Paul HAYES, son of Robert Taylor HAYES and Selma COLLINS, on 17 Apr 1943. Silas was born on 4 Apr 1910 in Greene County, Tennessee, died on 19 Dec 2003 in Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina at age 93, and was buried in Hatcher's Chapel Cemetery, Claudville, Patrick County, Virginia.

Noted events in his life were:

Obituary/Death Notice: The Enterprise, Stuart, VA, 24 Dec 2003. Silas Paul Hayes, 93, of Claudville, died Friday, December 19, 2003, at Northern Hospital of Surry County, Mount Airy, N.C. He was born in Greene County, Tenn., on April 4, 1910 and was a son of the late Robert Taylor and Selma Collins Hayes. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Heaton Hayes, three sisters, Mildred Fannon, Gertrude Fannon and Wilma Easterly; and two brothers, Wallace Hayes and Ray Hayes.
During World War II, he served in Northern Africa, Sicily and Italy with the 405th Medical Collection Company of the 88th Infantry Division of the 5th Army and saw action at Anzio, Rome and Monte Casino. He received two purple hearts, the Bronze Star, the European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with three bronze Campaign Stars and the Good Conduct Medal.
He was a member of Hatcher's Chapel United Methodist Church and was retired from Renfro Corporation after working there for most of his life as a knitting machine fixer.
Surviving are one son, Mike Hayes of Claudville; one sister, Lucy Sexton; one brother, Richard Hayes of Greenville, Tenn.; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Monday at Hatcher's Chapel United Methodist Church by the Rev. Karen Branch. Burial, with military honors by the Patrick County Veterans' Memorial Honor Guard, was in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hatcher's Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund c/o/ Patsy Smith, 2404 Claudville Hwy., Claudville, VA 24076.
Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy.

13. Samuel David MEARS (Mary F. COLLINS4, David H.3, Edward2, Anthony1) was born on 20 Mar 1881 in North Carolina, died on 7 Apr 1966 at age 85, and was buried in Hatcher's Chapel Cemetery, Claudville, Patrick County, Virginia.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1900, Westfield Township, Surry County, North Carolina.

Census: 1910, Westfield Township, Surry County, North Carolina.

14. Alice MEARS (Mary F. COLLINS4, David H.3, Edward2, Anthony1) was born in Jan 1883 in North Carolina.

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1900, Westfield Township, Surry County, North Carolina.

15. George Washington MEARS (Mary F. COLLINS4, David H.3, Edward2, Anthony1) was born in Mar 1885 in North Carolina.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1900, Westfield Township, Surry County, North Carolina.

Census: 1910, Westfield Township, Surry County, North Carolina.

16. James F. MEARS (Mary F. COLLINS4, David H.3, Edward2, Anthony1) was born on 11 Jul 1891 in North Carolina, died on 22 Oct 1918 at age 27, and was buried in Hatcher's Chapel Cemetery, Claudville, Patrick County, Virginia.

Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1900, Westfield Township, Surry County, North Carolina.

Census: 1910, Westfield Township, Surry County, North Carolina.

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