Ruth Collins1

b. circa 1820
Last Edited=30 May 2014
3rd great-grandaunt of Joseph Michael Flint
     Ruth Collins was born circa 1820 at Buncombe County, North Carolina.1 She was the daughter of Thompson Collins and Celia Self.1

Ruth Collins married Jacob Butt on 8 October 1840 Aydelotte in her Collins descendants book gives therecording date as the marriage date at Union County, Georgia.2,3

On 3 September 1850 Ruth Collins was enumerated in the household of Jacob Butt on the 1850 U. S. census for 85th District, Union County, Georgia as Ruth Butt, 30 years old, birthplace of North Carolina. Also enumerated in the household were Sarah Butt, Julian Butt, John F Butt, Jacob Butt and Pricilla Bruce.4

Children of Ruth Collins and Jacob Butt


  1. Mayme C. Aydelotie, Descendents of Thompson and Celia Collins, Revised Edition (Fairburn, Georgia: Mayme Collins Aydelotie, 1972), 9; My Grandmother's copy with her hand written notes, May Collins Flint Papers, privately held by Joseph M Flint, Seattle, King County, Washington.
  2. Union County, Gerogia, Marriage Record, 1A, Jacob Butts and RuthaCollins; index and images, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950", FamilySearch (, path 0366323 (005190954) -> Image 14 : accessed 30 May 2014); citing Union, Georgia, United States; FHL microfilm 366323.
  3. Mayme C. Aydelotie, Descendents of Thompson and Celia Collins, 12.
  4. 1850 U. S. census, Union County, Georgia, population schedule, 85th District, p. 403 (written) p. 202 (stamped), dwelling 17, family 17, Jacob Butt; digital image, ( : accessed 17 Nov 2012); citing NARA microfilm publication M432, Roll 84.