James D. CollinsDemocratic
James Darwin Collins
Born: October 30, 1843 in Rhea Co., Tennessee
Military Service: Confederate Army (Civil War)
Married: Ann E. Caldwell (m. 1869) Children: Mary E., Henry C., William A., Thomas M., Katherine S., White, Robert F., Anne E., and Anne C.
DIed: September 29, 1918 in Fresno Co., CA
1863-1864: Speaker pro Tem, California State Assembly
1899-1907: Sheriff, Fresno County
- Was a Prisoner of War (POW) held for 18 months by the U.S. Government during the Civil War.
Source: Directory of the California Legislature. Twenty-First Session, 1875-6 by William Halley (1876)