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John Collins (1717 - 1795)

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John Collins
Born in Newport, Rhode Islandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Newport, Rhode Island, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 26 Jul 2014
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John Collins participated in the American Revolution.
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Preceded by
2nd Governor
William Greene
John Collins
3rd Governor
of Rhode Island

RI Governor
Succeeded by
4th Governor
Arthur Fenner



  • Page 204: "March 4, 1795. Died: Governor John Collins, son of Governor Samuel Collins, and Hannah his wife, in his 78th year." Footnote: "Governor John Collins was engaged in business in Newport prior to the Revolution. In 1774 he was elected an Assistant. In 1778 he was a delegate to the Continental Congress, and in 1786 he was taken up by the paper money party, and elected Governor in opposition to Governor Greene; but in 1790, having given offence to his party by casting his vote in favor of the Federal Constitution, he was dropped by those who had previously supported him."

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