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Biographical Sketch of George Collins

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George, son of Guy Collins, was born at East Bloomfield, June 20. 1833. He attended the district schools and the academy at Bloomfield. He devoted his attention chiefly to farming. but was also an auctioneer. and traveling salesman for the Walter A. Wood Company of Hoosick Falls, and in 1862-63-64 was in England for the purpose of introducing and selling the agricultural machinery of this concern. In politics he was a Democrat and he served two terms as supervisor of the town of Farmington and for several years was postmaster. He was a member of Victor Lodge, No. 29, Free and Accepted Masons, of Canandaigua Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, of Canandaigua. He died April 17, 1903.

He married, January 5, 1860, Ann Maria Victoria Hathaway, born November 12, 1838, now (1910) living at Farmington, daughter of Perez and Hannah dapham) Hathaway.

Children of Mr. and Mrs. Collins: Perez Hathaway. born at Farmington, September 18. 1860, in the employ of the Pennsylvania railroad since 1878, now (1910) agent at Newark, New York; married, August 16, 1904, Anna May Shappee, of Horseheads, New York, now (1910) living at Newark, New York. 2. Eliza Briggs, born at Farmington, September 23, 1867, married George J. Loomis, January 15. 1896; child, Harold Frederick Loomis, born December 23, 1896. 3. Guy N., born at Farmington, August 9, 1872, married, August 3, 1903, Christine Hudson; children: George Briggs, born January 3, 1906, and Perez Hathaway; he is now (1910) in the employ of the United States government at Washington in the agricultural department and in the service of the government has investigated agricultural conditions abroad, visiting Africa, Australia and other countries for that purpose.

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