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March 20, 2023 at 8:56 pm #67070TomehawkParticipant
The setting, Charleston, South Carolina. Jeremy Cacique, or Chief of the Sewee, the “Islanders” that occupied the Charleston area before colonialism, but not much more is known about him. Cacique is an “islander” term for Chief used by Taino, a Spanish and Portuguese term. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cacique
This is where my Collins come on the scene. John Collins received land on Bull Island and two other grants. Still doing research but seems solid so far. The Sewee are assumed to have been absorbed by the Catawba and were allies with the Cheraw.
Chief Jeremy Cacique my 10 th great grandfather
Elizabeth Cacique a.k.a. Parris m. Capt. John Collins
Jonah\Jonathan Collins m. Sarah Ruberry
Robert Collins m. Sarah Waters
Robert Collins Jr. m. Ann Chadwick
Dennis Collins m. Joyce Scott
Martha Collins m. Abraham Williams
Caroline Williams m. Alexander Vick
William Vick m. Mollie Bennett
Minnie Vick m. George T. Robbins
George T. Robbins Jr. m. Georgia Patman
Thomas E. Robbins Sr. is my dad
*** From Ancestry notes: The information on the Jonathan Collins Sr. Family of Charleston is proved by deeds in which Sarah Collings Johnston, noted as the widow of Jonathan Collins, distributes the estate. In another deed, Mary, wife of Jonathan Jr. renounces her part. Sarah Johnson gives land to Robert Collings by a deed of gift and there is a deed to Jonathan Collins, Jr. as well. Jonathan and Sarah are named in Quaker Families in South Carolina and Georgia. The St. Thomas Parish Register of Charleston, notes the marriage of Jonathan Jr. to Mary Anne Simons on 3 Jan. 1743 and to Mary McGrigory on 20 Oct. 1745. There were two children born : Mary Ann Collings on 5 Feb. 1744; and Jonathan Collings (III) on March 25, 1748. There is also a memorial in which Robert Collings and Jonathan Collings trace back their chain of succession to a grant to PETER LEGER. Also mentioned in the memorial is JAMES SAVINEAU and JEAN SAVINEAU.
Since reading this I have seen the Will of JONAH COLLINS, posted by another descendant. ROBERT COLLINGS is not mentioned in the will, but there is a deed of gift in 1774 SARAH COLLINGS JOHNSTON to ROBERT COLLINGS.
It is possible the family founder in South Carolina may have come through Barbados, West Indies. JOHN COLLINS came from Barbados and there are a couple of references to ROBERT COLLINGS in the Barbados families. They were also mariners, like Jonathan.
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