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BIOGRAPHY: Rev. Asa Cyrus Collins – November 1, 1861 – African American




(1861-ca. 1896)

Dallas County, Alabama

Rev. Asa Cyrus Collins, of Hazen, Ala., was born November 1, 1861, in Dallas county of this State. Lost both parents at the age of 8 years.

He was baptized by Rev. A. Waller in his sixteenth year, and soon began preaching. In September 1881, he was officially set apart to the work of the gospel ministry. Mr. Collins has been pastor at various points and is held in high esteem by his brethren.

For several years he has been moderator of the Dallas County Association, over which he presides with credit to himself and with pleasure to the body. Brother Collins is still a rising young man.


Excerpt from The Cyclopedia of the Colored Baptists of Alabama – Their Leaders and Their Work copyright 1896

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