MOSES COLLINS FAMILY CEMETERY
Contributed by Mary Collins Landin 7-4-05
Located: On a high hill near the Old Lebanon-Dry Grove Road in Hinds County, MS, on the site of the old Moses Collins Plantation (later the Burleigh Plantation of Colonel Thomas Dabney after many of the Collinses moved to Jasper County, MS, and DeSoto Parish, LA) (S35T4NR3W). The Paige Grove Missionary Baptist Church is across a dirt road and close by.
Recorded: Search made in 1982 by Mary Collins Landin (great great great granddaughter of Moses Collins Jr.), but no trace of gravestones remain. House foundations and the old road remain.
First Grave: 1827
Remarks: As far as the family knows there are only two graves in this cemetery--the mother and the first wife of Moses Collins Jr. His father Moses Sr.is assumed to be buried in Pike County, Mississippi, since he died there in route to visit a relative, but may be buried here in the family cemetery in Hinds. Moses Jr. married again, and sold part of his plantation to Colonel Dabney of Virginia. His entire family left Hinds County with the exception of John Hampton Collins Sr. (one of 12 children) and his family. Their descendants still live in the Lebanon-Learned area. Moses Collins Sr. was a Revolutionary War veteran from Barnwell District, SC, and Moses Collins Jr. and his brothers were veterans of the War of 1812, Mississippi Militia, and fought in the Battle of New Orleans.
Collins, Hannah Willis, wf of Moses Collins Sr., mother of 11 children, daughter of William and Susan Toney Willis of Virginia b. 10 Dec 1754 New Kent County, VA m. 6 Aug 1774 d. 1833
Collins, Elizabeth Zachary, wf of Moses Collins Jr., mother of 12 children, daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth Odom Zachary b. Nansemond County, VA 1784 m. 26 May 1802 Richmond County, GA d. Hinds County, MS 1827
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