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Mrs Emma M <I>McKay</I> Collins

Mrs Emma M McKay Collins

Petersburg City, Virginia, USA
Death 11 Apr 1899 (aged 82)
Burial Crockett, Houston County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 50292738 · View Source
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Thomas P. Collins was married first to Adaline McKay who was born July 3, 1809 and died July 24, 1861; buried in the Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co., TX. He then married Emma McKay, sister to his first wife. Emma McKay Collins was born 1814; died April 11, 1899 and is buried in the Glenwood Cemetery, Houston Co., TX.

Thomas P. Collins had two daughters by his first wife, Mary Collins born July 7, 1842; died May 13, 1925; buried in the Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co., TX. Sallie died as a baby. Mary Collins first married Billy Moore and after his death, she married Zacheus Wilson. Later she married the 3rd time to Charles Douglas. Charles E. Douglas who born April 4, 1848; and was accidently killed March 1883. He is also buried in the Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co., TX.

After the death of Thomas P. Collins, Mary Collins Douglas and her stepmother-aunt (Emma) carried on the business of her father, first under the firm name of Collins & Wilson, later under the name of Collins & Douglas.

Thomas P. Collins had his first home in Crockett in what was later referred to as the Maud McConnell house. His daughter, Mary, was born there on November 7, 1842. Later he built one of the most notable residences of the Crockett area. It was about one mile west of the town on the Old Navarro Road and was know as "Park Hill", later to be owned by Colonel Fain. Later it was known as the R.R. Foley Home and today it is the Larry Christopher home and is called "Cedar Hill".

Part of extensive obituary published in the Crockett Courier on April 14, 1899. "Deceased was born in Petersburg,Va., May 16, 1816, and while quite a child her parents, Wm. McKay and wife, moved to Huntsville, Ala. In May, 1861, deceased (Miss Emma McKay) came on a visit to her brother-in-law,Colonel T. P. Collins, and his daughter, Mary, at Crockett, Texas. In December of the same year she and her brother-in-law, Colonel Collins, were married. The subject of this sketch was a devout Christian, broad and catholic in her views of church policies, yet loyal and true to the Methodist order of which she had been an earnest member since childhood. During the forty years she was a resident of Crockett few ladies exercised a stronger and a more elevating influence for good in the social circles of the town than did the lady of whom we write."


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2nd wife T. P.; age 85 Yrs.





  • Maintained by: Paul Gunnels
  • Originally Created by: Petty & Pickens
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 50292738
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mrs Emma M McKay Collins (16 May 1816–11 Apr 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50292738, citing Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Paul Gunnels (contributor 47394940) .