Biographical Sketch of Rev. Timothy Collins
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(IV) Rev. Timothy Collins, son of John (3) Collins, was born in Guilford, April 13, 1699, died at Litchfield, Connecticut, in 1776. He graduated from Yale College in 1718. He became minister of the town of Litchfield and owner of one-sixtieth of the town rights. He probably was called through the influence of Deacon John Buell, who came from Lebanon. He was ordained June, 1723, and dismissed in 1752, after which he practiced medicine in Litchfield the remainder of his life. He studied medicine during the ministry. He was chosen justice of the peace in 1753. He married Elizabeth Hyde, January 16, 1723, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Calkins) Hyde, of Lebanon. Children, born in Litchfield: Oliver, March 7, 1724; Anne, August 24, 1725; Charles, August 5, 1727; Lewis, August 8, 1730, died young; Rhoda, May 3, 1731, married four times; Cypriot, March 4. 1733, mentioned elsewhere; Ambrose, March 30, 1737; John, June 1, 1739.