Third Generation

25. Mary Frances "Polly" O'Kelley was born on 15 February but may in 1784 and not 1787. Based on 1860 Census She appeared in the census in 1860 in Madison Co, GA. Living with son William Collins and family She died on 20 April 1872 in Madison Co, GA. She is buried in the Collins Family Cemetery in Madison Co GA.
John and Mary Collins, Collins Family Cemetery, Madison Co Ga Spource Tree records.
Name: Mary Frances (Polly) O'Kelley
Birth: 15 Feb 1786 - Mecklenburg County (Mecklenburg), Virginia
Death: 20 Apr 1872 - Madison County (Madison), Georgia
Marriage: 11 Sep 1807 - Georgia
Parents: Thomas O'Kelley, Elizabeth Wyers
Spouse: John Collins


Mary Frances "Polly" O'Kelley and John Collins were married on 11 September 1807 in Oglethorpe Co, GA.43 Georgia Marriages to 1850
Name: Polly Okelly
Spouse: John Collins
Marriage Date: 11 Sep 1807
Marriage County: Oglethorpe
Marriage State: Georgia

  John Collins was born on 10 January 1783. Based upon 1850 Census He died on 15 June 1858 at Collins Family Cemetery in Madison Co, GA.  The Collins connection to our family is of great interest.  DNA indicates that our ancestor may have come from the Mac Giolla Ceallaighs who appear in southern Co Galway near Kinvara and Gort Ireland.  In the 1834 Parish records we find many of the names that DNA connect our family to and we also find Collins living in that area at that time.  I am going to suggest a radical new ideal about our family, that because DNA indicates that Thomas O'Kelley was not a brother but likely a cousin to Charles and Francis O'Kelley I am going to suggest that he was the son of Francis O'Kelly Esq of Gort Ireland whose daughter Mary O'Kelly married Richard Dillion in 1762 and Thomas and Mary were brother and sister.  Thomas named his first born son Francis and he named on of his first two daughters Mary and she married John Collins whose family likely also came from the Kinvara Gort area of Ireland.  I suspect that Thomas O'Kelley was born in Ireland, came to America and he is the source of Macon's belief that Thomas was our ancestor's name.

Mary Frances "Polly" O'Kelley and John Collins had the following children:

+108i. John Welborn Collins.



Thomas Collins.
+110iii. William R Collins.