William Collins from County Cork Ireland

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Looking for information about William Collins born 14 Feb 1818 in Mullin-Au-Tara Rathcormak County Cork Ireland. He arrived in New Orleans Louisiana in 1847 by sailing vessel, which at that time, took three months to make the crossing.  The one thing they always said (and again repeated the summer before they died) was great-grandfather’s hatred for the English and they always said “He was drug through the streets of Dublin in chains.” When I asked why, they just shrugged and said “The English.”  Now I don’t know if he was involved in a forerunner of the IRA or was just thrown off land and drug along to build roads or what but they, at least in later years, never could elaborate.  He died on 4 Feb 1895 in Biloxi Mississippi.
in Genealogy Help by Richard Collins G2G Crew (500 points)

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I checked on FamilySearch.org, but was unable to find any records for William Collins with those dates and places. I hope someone else can point you in the right directions.
by J Steinbach G2G6 Mach 3 (35.3k points)

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