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Asa Collar and Catherine Skinner


Catherine Skinner (1808 - October 5, 1889) was married to Asa Collar (1807 - January 10, 1880). They lived most of their married life in Sidney, Delaware, NY and had three children together: Amanda Z Collar (born 1846); Jeriaha Ann Collar (Crumb) (1848 - 1923) and Milton C Collar (1854 - 1924). Amanda Collar was blind from birth and she never married but had a full rich life. She was good friends with a famous songwriter Fannie Crosby.

Asa Collar (1807 -1880) came from Canada to New York State as a young man and eventually settled in Sidney, Delaware, NY. The Federal Census reports indicate that he lived in Sidney, NY from 1850 until his death in 1880. Asa had two wives and six children. Asa's first wife was Lydia Lamphier (1808 to around 1845), daughter of Elias Lamphier, and their children were Harvey S. (b 1840), Lydia S. (1841 - 1918) and Levi B. (1844- 1901). Asa's second wife was Catherine S Skinner (1808 - 1889), daughter of Benjamin Skinner (1781 - 1859) and Rachel Norton (1781 - 1858). Asa's and Catherine's children were Amanda Z (b 1846), Jeriaha Ann (1848 -1923), and Milton C (1854- 1924).

Harvey and wife Celestia and Milton Collar

on left: Milton C Collar was born in Sidney, Delaware, NY on May 25 1854 to Asa and Catherine (Skinner) Collar. He moved to Guilford, Chenango, NY around the turn of the century WORKING as a shoemaker. With his first wife Anna Electa Babcock (1857 - 1885) he had two children Frank and DeEtta C. His second wife was Mary E. (last name unknown) and they had a daughter Anna M.

on right: Harvey Collar, son of Asa Collar and Lydia Lamphier, poses with his wife Celestia (b 1845). They had one son William A. Collar that was born in Sidney, Delaware, NY around 1870.

photos courtesy of Louise Chen, July 8, 2008
1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Asa Colar [Asa Collar]
Age in 1870: 63
Birth Year: abt 1807
Birthplace: Canada
Home in 1870: Sidney, Delaware, New York
Post Office: Franklin
Household Members:
Name Age
Harney Colar 33
Celestia E Colar 25
Wm A Colar 2/12
Asa Colar 63
Catherine Colar 62
Milton Colar 16
Amanda Colar 24
1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Milton Collar
Age: 26
Birth Year: abt 1854
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1880: Sidney, Delaware, New York
Relation to Head of House: Brother
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Canada
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Occupation: Traveling Pedlar Household Members:
Name Age
Harver Collar 39
Celestia Collar 35
Milton Collar 26
Census information:
Source: United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA:

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