Collins, Levi a Presbyterian minister, was born at Somers, Connecticut, February 12, 1777. After receiving a careful academic education, he graduated at Yale College in 1802. He was ordained by the Holland Association in 1832. On account of ill-health he did not take a pastoral charge, but spent most of his time in teachings He was principal of Monroe Academy, Mass., for eight years, and died at Belvidere, Illinois, December 10, 1859. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1861, page 159.