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 Newton Isaac Collins Sr.

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Newton Isaac Collins Sr.

Birth
Alabama, USA
Death 7 Sep 1903 (aged 77)
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Burial Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 37971849 View Source
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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.


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