Amos B. Collins, lawyer, was born in Alfred in 1826.  He married Miss Amanda M. Osborne of Alfred, in 1846.  She died in 1864, and he married for the second wife Miss Eliza J. O’Donnel, of Alfred, in 1868.  Mr. Collins was admitted to the bar in 1853, and has held the office of magistrate since 1867, having been elected each successive term.