Biography of George B. Collins

Collins, George B., was born in Batavia, N. Y., June 9, 1864. His father, John Collins, was a native of Ireland and came to Genesee county in 1850, where he has been a farmer. He served two years in the War of the Rebellion, enlisting in Co. A, 8th N. Y. Heavy Artillery. He married Ellen McVea. George B. Collins received his education in the common schools, and in 1887 moved to Byron and engaged in farming; in 1894 be engaged in the mercantile business, which be is now conducting, carrying the leading stock; he is also a dealer in real estate. In 1884 Mr. Collins married Lillian M., daughter of John Spear; their children are: George Le Roy, Mae and Esther L. Mr. Collins is one of the self-made men of Genesee county, progressive in the best sense of the word, and commands the esteem and confidence of his associates.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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