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Nancy Cochran Collie
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Birth: 1828
Louisiana, USA
Death: 1933
Commerce
Hunt County
Texas, USA

Nancy married Charles Calvin Collie(I) in Louisiana. They were living by her in-laws, James(II) and Lear Cealia Cockrell Collie, in the 1850 and 1860 LOUISIANA CENSUS, Ouachita Parish and had six children by 1861. Storm clouds of the Civil War were gathering and Charles Calvin enlisted in the Louisiana CSA Calvary. Nancy and the children remained in their home by her in-laws. Both of her In-laws died during the war. After the war, Charles Calvin moved his family to Vienna in Jackson Parish (now Lincoln Parish) where one daughter died and the younger children were born. Charles Charles and Nancy joined the great migration to Texas, living first in Hunt County near his sister. While here, their children married and grandchildren arrived. As an older couple, they moved with their two married sons and families to a farm in Montague County between Bowie and Crafton. The familes lived together in a log cabin with earthen floor where another grandchild was born. John Charles, the youngest son, decided to move his family on to Jack County and Nancy and Charles Calvin were going with them. John Charles was putting the bows on the wagon and getting ready when his father, Charles Calvin and brother, Thomas Phelan, became critically ill. Charles Calvin died and neighbors took his body to Crafton Cemetery, for burial. John Charles stayed with his critically ill brother. Neighbors reported they buried Charles Calvin near a sapling tree. His brother recovered and John Charles moved his family to the Cundiff area of Jack County. Nancy spent the rest of her life living with different children. She was with daughter, Laura Collie Cooper, in Hunt County when she died. John Charles' oldest daughter, Nellie Jane, was there also. She said her grandmother, Nancy, was sick and the doctor came by for a call. He asked how she felt. Nancy said "Doctor, you've killed me." She turned her face to the wall and died. John Charles, sent his oldest son, John Thomas, to join his sister, Nellie Jane, in representing their family. The son walked down the Cundiff Road with his suitcase, caught a ride to Chico and boarded the train for Hunt County. When he returned, John Thomas reported his grandmother, Nancy, was buried in Stewart Cemetery by the road leading from the gate. Later, her daughter, Laura Collie Cooper, was buried by her mother.
NOTE: This researcher and spouse, John Deral Collie (Nancy's great grandson), visited the cemetery many years later, The road into the cemetery from the gate had been widened. A headstone marked the grave of daughter, Laura Collie Moore Cooper, and an unmarked grave was on one side. The widened road appeared to encroach on the bottoms of the graves. An old headstone nearby marked the grave of Nancy's infant grandson, Charles Calvin Collie(II), named for her spouse.
- Blanche Keating Collie

Children:
1. Thomas Phelan Collie 1847-
2. Amanda E. Collie Graham 1851-
3. Lydia Ann Collie Payne 1854-1892
4. Sarah L. Collie Crowley 1855-
5. Lear Cealia Collie 1857-1869
6. John Charles Collie 1861-1942
7. Infant Collie 1863-1863
8. Laura Frances Collie Moore Cooper 1867-1935
9. Emily Collie Goldsmith 1870-1950 
 
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 Spouse:
  Charles Calvin Collie (1825 - 1893)
 
 Children:
  Thomas Phelan Collie (1847 - ____)*
  Lear Cealia Collie (1857 - 1869)*
  Laura Collie Moore Cooper (1867 - 1935)*
  Emily Collie Goldsmith (1870 - 1950)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Stewart Cemetery
Commerce
Hunt County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Blanche Keating Collie
Record added: Mar 02, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106049117
Nancy <i>Cochran</i> Collie
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- Jerry C. Goldsmith
 Added: Jun. 18, 2013
Remembering a grandmother on Mother's Day.
- John and Blanche Collie
 Added: May. 11, 2013
Your journey was long. Saw your spouse off to a Civil War. Joined him in the migration to Texas. Left two children in graves in Louisiana and the elderly spouse in a lonely Texas grave. Rest in peace, dear grandmother. You are not forgotten.
- John and Blanche Collie
 Added: Mar. 3, 2013
 
 
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