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Collins, Lewis L., Monkton, Monkton Ridge p. o., was born in Monkton, Vt., in 1832. He represented his town in the Legislature in 1878 and 1879; has served as lister and selectman for three years; also has held the office of justice of the peace, and many other minor offices of the town. He is a general farmer, and was married in 1860 to Louise Nye, of Monkton, Vt. They have had one daughter born to them, Alma, who was married in 1881 to J. R. Dean. They have had one son born to them, Lewis J. Lewis L. was a son of Franklin and Caroline (Smith) Collins. Franklin died in 1871, aged sixty-five years, and his wife died on March 9, 1885, leaving a family of four children — Loyd S., Lewis L., Jane A., and Ellen L.