Barber?, Jane

Birth Name Barber?, Jane
Gender female
Age at Death more than 57 years


Assume they came from Sligo, Ireland. A count of surnames in Sligo from my DNA matches finds the most frequent:
2 weir
3 gallagher
3 kearns
3 o'hara
4 patterson
4 wallace
6 barber

The Barber line in these matches includes a Jane Barber b.1807 d/o William and Jane. No more info about her to exclude the possibility. Do not copy "Barber"! Just a research hypothesis.
See GortaroweyBarberReport.pdf on

The Barber DNA project has identified a group from Sligo, Ireland, patriarch -
"William Barber, born in Drumcliffe Parish, County Sligo, Ireland in 1761."

In fact a branch has specifically been found in Ballymote Parish:


Kerr's were neighbors of the Collins in Stormont Co, Ontario, not Middlesex. Also Kate would not have been her sister -
Dates and family members of William Collins and Jane Buckner in Middlesex show this is not the same family.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1804 Ireland    
Event Note

48 in "1851" Census; 54 in 1861

Death after 1861      
Event Note

She appears in William Collins hh 1861 but cannot find in 1871 even tho William still says married.


Family of Collins, William and Barber?, Jane

Married Husband Collins, William ( * 1798 + 1870-08-00 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Immigration 1841   or 1842  
Event Note

From 1910 Census of daughter Agnes Devall:
Name: Agnes Devall
Birth Year: abt 1841
Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1910: Cambridge Ward 5, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Immigration Year: 1842
Relation to Head of House: Mother-in-law
Marital status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland

1900 Census of Maria Dwyer Immigration Year: 1842
1910 Census of Maria Dwyer Immigration Year: 1841

Marriage about 1823 Ireland    

No marriage record. Jane Buckner who married William Collins lived in Middlesex, Ontario is a different couple.

All early Parish records in Sligo, Ireland (before 1845) were destroyed in a fire in the Public Record Office
of Ireland in 1922

1851 Williamsburg, Dundas, Ontario, Canada
1861 Osnabrook, Stormont, Ontario, Canada (William, Jane, George, Sarah)
1871 Osnabrook, Stormont, Ontario, Canada (William alone - "78 years old" )

In this 1879 atlas, William Collins plot is still listed ( lower right corner ):
(defintely our Collins because of neighbors but probably Thomas and Ann Collins' son)

All known family - except Eliza! - appears in the 1851 Census: religion C.England
William Collins 53 b.Ireland
Jane Collins 48 b.Ireland
William 22 b. Ireland
Thomas 20 b.Ireland
Margaret J 18 b. Ireland
Maria 15 b.Ireland
Agnes 13 b.Ireland
George 9 b.Williamsburg
Sarah 7 b.Williamsburg

Proof that Eliza is daughter of William and Jane Collins from Mariah Collins Dwyer's obit:
Arkansas City Daily Traveler
Arkansas City, Kansas
Tuesday, December 26, 1916
page 3

Death of Mrs. Dwyer
Old Resident of Arkansas City Died at Her home Here.

At eleven o'clock yesterday at her home at 221 South Third street, occurred the death of Mrs. Mariah Dwyer, from general debility, at the age of seventy-nine years. Mrs. Dwyer was one of the early comers to this vicinity, having resided here for about forty-seven years, most of which time was spent on a farm northwest of this city. She was born in Ireland and moved to Canada in her childhood from where she came to this vicinity, where she has since made her home, and has made hosts of friends who will read this news with sad hearts.

One son survives her, W.W. Dwyer, with the Case company of Wichita; a sister, Mrs. Thos. Rogers, and several nieces and nephews, among whom are Mrs. P.H. Franey, Mrs. W.J. Gray, Mrs. A.B. Woolsey, Miss Mary Myers, Mrs. J.W. Nelson, Mrs. C.C. Tubbe, Frank and E.C. Rogers.

The funeral will be held at Pleasant Valley church, conducted by Rev. Ward, of Winfield and the remains will be laid to rest beside those of her husband, Harvey Dwyer, who died in 1897.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)
[note: moved from Ireland to Canada "in her childhood" (1840's) ]

Agnes Duvall says both parents born in Ireland in the 1910 Census (Cambridge Ward 5, Middlesex, Massachusetts). Her death cert says she was born in "County Demar, Ireland". Best guess she meant Doomore, Achrony Parish, Co. Sligo, Ireland.

Curious birth records if they came from Armagh:
Margaret Jane Collins parents: William & Jane Collins b. 09 DEC 1832 c. 20 JAN 1833 Loughgall,Armagh,Ireland
from IGI MCGM-D5F "from Parish printout"
Jane Collins parents: William & Mary Collins b. 27 JUN 1825 c. 10 JUL 1825 Loughgall,Armagh,Ireland
William Collins parents: Wm & Mary Collins b. 28 JUL 1828 c. 03 AUG 1828 Loughgall,Armagh,Ireland
from IGI MCG9-Q4C
William Collins parents: Wm & Anne Collins b. 01 OCT 1827 c. 07 OCT 1827 Loughgall,Armagh,Ireland
Another by jccrobinson3058169
Eliza Collins born 24 Nov 1822 Armagh, Ireland • 2:1:M7F8-BJJ parents William & Jane Collins.

If they came from Dublin:
Ellenor Collins Baptism Date: 18 Dec 1836 Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland Father: William Collins Mother: Jane
William Collins Baptism Date: 18 Aug 1839 Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland Father: William Collins Mother: Jane
Thomas Collins Baptism Birth Date: 1840 Baptism Date: 8 Dec 1840 D ublin, Haddington Road, Ireland
Diocese: Dublin Father: William Collins Mother: Jane Redden
James Collins Birth Date: 1842 Baptism Date: 3 Apr 1842 Baptism Place: Dublin, Kingstown, Ireland
Other Event Place: Glanagary Diocese: Dublin Father: William Collins Mother: Jane Collins






Name Birth Date Death Date
Collins, Elizabeth18231899-03-16
Collins, Jamesabout 18271888-08-16
Collins, William1830
Collins, Thomas1832
Collins, Margaret Jane1832-03-191888-11-10
Collins, Maria1837-10-201916-12-25
Collins, Agnes G1839-06-001923-10-20
Collins, George18431876-10-18
Collins, Sarah A1845-04-001929-01-06