|Birth: ||Sep. 12, 1859|
|Death: ||Jun. 25, 1923|
El Paso County
Maggie (Collett) Morris was born in Fairfield, Freestone County, TX on Sept 12, 1859 to James Hamilton Collett and Margaret Ann (Daviss) Collett. Maggie's sister Mary Collett was born in 1857, also in Freestone Co. and later married Robert Sylvester Munger. Maggie and Mary's mother, Margaret Ann (Daviss) Collett was killed in a buggy accident just before her husband was to enter the Civil War. Maggie and sister, Mary, lived with their grandparents, Wm. R. and Nancy Margaret (Philpott) Daviss during the war years. Upon their father's return from the war he married Aug 29, 1865 in Fairfield, TX to Rohann Eliza Daviss, sister of their birth mother.
The family moved to Galveston and finally settled in Austin, TX. On 14 Dec 1881 Maggie Collett married Francis Greenville "Frank" Morris in Austin. The census in 1910 and 1920 finds them in El Paso. It is unknown to me why they moved to El Paso.
You will see that her headstone says she was born in 1860 which must be an error. Family Bible records and her death certificate state she was born Sept. 12, 1859 which also agrees with the census records. Her death certificate shows her mother as Eliza but this is her stepmother who raised her.
This page was made several years ago in Evergreen Cemetery and completely disappeared from find-a-grave site. I called this a.m. 2-1-13 to verify that Maggie & husband were buried in this cemetery and all matched the information on the contract for purchase of plots by Mrs. Viola Sneed on 11 June 1923.
Under tombstone photo I have added documentation of who took the photo for me on Nov. 1, 2008.
James Hamilton Collett (1825 - 1916)
Margaret Ann Daviss Collett (1836 - 1859)
Francis Greenville Morris (1856 - 1927)*
Viola Morris Sneed (1883 - 1968)*
Mary Collett Munger (1857 - 1924)*
Maggie Collett Morris (1859 - 1923)
Eugenia Collett (1866 - 1951)**
James Daviss Collett (1869 - 1942)**
Guy Abraham Collett (1870 - 1932)**
Edward Kelly Collett (1873 - 1948)**
Rosa Collett Dilworth (1875 - 1961)**
Benjamin Paxton Collett (1881 - 1883)**
El Paso County
Plot: Grave 4 Lot 11 Block J
Created by: Billie Bournias
Record added: Feb 01, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104489944