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Sophronia A. Tune Collins-Ragains
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Birth: Sep. 7, 1836
Bedford County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 1921
Johnson County
Illinois, USA

Daughter of John and Mary Cooper Tune.

The Biographical review of Johnson, Massac, Pope and Hardin Counties, Illinois; Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and and Representative Citizens, pages 259-260
Biographical Publishing Company

"In the fall of 1858 she was married to Thomas Collins, who was from the neighboring State of Georgia. She accompanied him to Pope County, this State, where he obtained and settled on a tract of wild land, erecting a log cabin for habitation. He there worked energetically at his pioneer task of clearing his land, and had made good progress in improving a farm when the war broke out. In October of that year he left his little family to go forth and fight and die for his country, enlisting in Company G, Sixth Illinois Calvary, and for nearly three years he did good service at the front, and at Memphis he died. All that was mortal of the heroic soldier was brought back to Pope County for burial.

Thus left a widow in early womanhood, our subject remained on the farm her husband had left her, and was assisted in its management by a younger brother of hers until her second marriage, which united her with David Ragains, from East Tennessee, and which took place on the 16th of June, 1870. She sold the old place and removed to the farm that she still lives upon, which was owned by Mr. Ragains, and was well improved at the time of her marriage. It comprises forty-three acres of fine land, amply supplied with buildings, including a comfortable, well-built house erected by Mr. Ragains years before his death. The farm is now in charge of one of his sons, and is kept in good condition. Mrs. Ragains has her cozy home, and her days are passed serenely and in comfort, in the full enjoyment of the respect due to her sterling qualities of head and heart. By her first marriage she had three children: Mary and Matilda, both of whom died in Pope County; and William Thomas, who is railway agent at Bivens, (Titus County)Tex., and was married in that State to Miss Maud Miller, of Michigan; they have one child, Edith."

They had these known children: Mary, Matilda & William Thomas Collins. After Thomas's death in 1864, she married David Ragains on June 16, 1870.

May you rest in peace. 
Family links: 
  John Tune (1791 - 1880)
  Mary Cooper Tune (1797 - 1852)
  Thomas P. Collins (1830 - 1864)
  David Abraham Ragains (1812 - 1887)
  Frances H Tune Wells (1817 - 1875)*
  William Travis Tune (1818 - 1871)*
  James Cooper Tune (1820 - 1855)*
  Robert Bedford Tune (1822 - 1877)*
  John Brooks Tune (1823 - 1907)*
  Elizabeth Jane Tune Knott (1825 - 1871)*
  Charles Tune (1826 - 1852)*
  Kester Lewis Tune (1829 - 1905)*
  Marcus De Lafayette Tune (1831 - 1907)*
  Malinda C. Tune (1833 - 1852)*
  Sarah Ann Tune Williams (1834 - 1903)*
  Sophronia A. Tune Collins-Ragains (1836 - 1921)
  Caleb Peyton Tune (1838 - 1921)*
  Evaline C. Tune (1839 - 1884)*
*Calculated relationship
Vienna Fraternal Cemetery
Johnson County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Gloria Tune
Record added: Jul 07, 2010
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