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Collier Cemetery

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Teressa Haddock Tynes

 
Teressa Haddock Tynes has pictures if anyone wants them. 
It is on private land owned by John Henry White 3rd better known as Pete White. 936-422-4429 in Huntington, Angelina
County Texas
Pete White is a grandson to Henry Collier by his daughter Nona Lee Collier White who married John Henry White 2nd.
The land was once known and still is today in Huntington as the "Collier Farm"
It was owned by Henry Collier, who had some 16 children by two wives while living on the place. 
The Cemetery is fenced and has readable manufactured headstones.
There are only five graves:

1.) Henry Collier Oct 28, 1850 (Early Co, GA) -July 26, 1926
(father John Thomas Collier; mother Jane Weaver-both, along with most of Henry's siblings are buried at Mt Vernon in Ratcliff) Henry Collier
and John Arnett came together with their new wives from Woodville, while his parents moved to Ratcliff.
The Collier family comes from Early County Georgia and are seen along with all the other Collier Georgia clan in 1850 Tyler Co Texas.
Henry married 1st Susan A. Hall daughter William Riley Hall and Racheal Elizabeth McBride on Oct 29, 1872 Tyler Co, TX they had 7 children,
whom 5 didn't live to marry. His wife also past away and his first family are buried at Rocky Springs Cem.
Eulah R.; Lara J.; Allie L.; Annie L. and Lavina J. along with their mother Susan A. (Hall) Collier.
2.) Laura Allen Nerren Mar 8, 1875, Angelina Co, TX -Nov 27, 1946
married Henry Collier Dec 10, 1893 Angelina Co, TX, they had 9 children
Laura is the daughter of Alexander Newton Nerren (buried Nerren / Naren Cem)
and his 1st wife Marthie F. Richardson (Rocky Springs Cem)
3.) Thomas J. Collier  Sept 28, 1902- Feb 16, 1972 son of Henry Collier and Laura Allen Nerren   never married and remained on land throughout
his life along with his brother Zachariah "Zack" Collier
4.) Zachariah "Zack" Collier  Sept 6, 1908-Nov 30, 1989  never married parents Henry Collier and Laura Allen Nerren
5.)Martin George Collier  June 4, 1916-July 3, 1989 son John Riley Collier and Camillia D. Rowland (both buried at Huntington Cem) Martin is
grandson to Henry Collier. John Riley Collier is son to Henry Collier and Susan A. Hall

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