Layne/Lain/Lane Collins &
Sidney C. Adams Family

Researched by Ann Damron

Layne Collins, born Sept. 25, 1868 VA (WV), died Nov 30, 1915, buried Higgonbotham Cemetery, Wharncliffe, WV, Mingo County, son of ___________ married circa around 1882 Census records state that he and wife were born in 1860. Sidney C. Adams, born Nov 7, 1862 VA (WV), died 1937 (74 years, one month and 27 days), buried Blackberry City Cem., Matewan, WV, d/o James Adams and Hettie Ann Miller. Lived in Stafford District (MC) in 1900/10. Layne was an ordained minister of the gospel.

Children of Layne and Sidney: 11, one had died prior to 1900; 2 by 1910

  1. John Collins born 1882 Logan Co. VA (WV), died 1960, buried Maynard Cem., North Matewan, WV, married Dec 19, 1904 (MC) to Rebecca Birchfield, born 1884 VA (WV), died 1967, bur. Maynard Cem. John and Rebecca lived at Devon, WV.
  2. Layne Collins, born Aug 3, 1884 Wyoming Co. VA (WV), died Oct 4, 1958 (MC), buried Blackberry City Cem., married July 3, 1908 Wharncliffe (MC) to Mary Stinson, born ca. 1889 Logan Co. VA (WV), d/o John and Sarah Stinson. Layne was a miner. They were living in 1910 with his parents.
  3. Maude B. Collins, born circa 1887 (WV)
  4. Harrison Collins born 1889 (WV)
  5. Sarah Collins, born 1891 (WV), died 1934, when a car plowed into a church group of thirteen. Five were killed, including Sarah and her son, Crawford Belcher. Mrs. Merit Belcher, Sarah's dau-in-law, was seriously injured. This happened on Horspen Road, near Gilbert. Sarah was married Dec 30, 1909 (MC) to Burton Belcher, born ca. 1889 Logan Co. WV.
  6. Stephen Collins born 1892, WV, died Aug 26, 1956, buried Maynard Cem., North Matewan, married 1913 (MC) to Maggie Cline, born ca 1894 WV, died Jan 1992 at age (98), buried Maynard Cem., North Matewan.
  7. Lincoln Collins, born circa 1897 WV
  8. Georgia Collins born circa 1901 WV
  9. Joseph Collins born circa 1904 WV
  10. Ms. Alley Collins born 1906 WV

Marriage License Wyoming County, WV
Lain Collins & Sidney Christena Adams

Delayed Certificate of Birth
West Virginia State Department of Health
Layne Collins born Aug. 3, 1884
son of Layne Collins and Sidney Adams