Biography of George W. Collins
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Geo. W. Collins was born in Williams Co., Ohio, May 18, 1845, and is a son of Harvey Collins, who came to Cascade tp., this county, in 1853. Geo. W. was a soldier for three years in the late war, in Co. H, 21st Mich. Inf., ahd participated in the battles of Perryville, Stone River, Chickamauga, Bentonville and others. He settled on Wicked creek in 1866, and ran a shingle mill several years. He now runs the Town Line Mills, which is located in the same place as the old shingle mill. He was married in September, 1869, to Miss Rosalie Porter, by whom he has had two children, one of whom is living, namely, Herald.

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