Amey Collins Simmons

Amey Collins Simmons

Birth & Death Dates Unknown — Appears in an 1814 Record

Primus and Elizabeth Collins had two children, Lucy (b. 1801) who remained in Little Compton until her death in 1893 and Amey who married Charles Simmons, a black man from Bermuda, and moved to New Bedford.[1]

Marjory Gomez O’Toole, Executive Director, LCHS

First published in “If Jane Should Want to Be Sold: Stories of Enslavement, Indenture and Freedom in Little Compton, Rhode Island,” by the Little Compton Historical Society, 2016.

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[1] Primus Collins Obituary, Newport Mercury, February 20, 1858. & Little Compton Land Evidence Records, Book 5, 127; Lucy Collins’ Gravestone, Little Compton Old Burying Ground, Row 1; 1880 Federal Census Ancestry.com