Newton Isaac Collins Sr was a freed slave from Birmingham, Alabama who settled in Manor, Texas in 1863, where he was re-enslaves. After the Civil War, collins received his freedom and became a carpenter and construction business owner, purchasing about 92 acres in 1872 in what is now East Austin. In 1891, he traded a portion of his property to buy 506 acres of farmland in Pilot Knob, near what is now known as McKinney Falls State Park.
Name on the Head Stone reads "N.I. Collins"
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