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Van Zandt County Genealogical Society

The photos on the following pages have been generously contributed by family history researchers who love to share their old family photos. These are wonderful old family photos and are much appreciated. If you would like to share your precious photos and have them placed on this website, please contact Sibyl Creasey.

The Collier family 1895

Picture & story submitted by Derrel Lyon of Mesquite

This photo was probably taken in Itawamba Co. Mississippi a few years before the Collier Family moved to the Grand Saline area.

Back row L to R: Maggie Collier age 13, Amanda Collier age 15, Mary Riggs Collier (mother) age 42, Jasper Collier Jr. age 18, Mary Etta Collier Baldwin age 21

Front row L. to R. Jessie Bell Collier age 10, Ola Collier age 7, Jasper Newton Collier Sr. (father) age 45, child Ellen Baldwin age 3, Finis Baldwin age 27,
and child Jasper Baldwin age 1

T.A. Dickerson and a friend were working on a farm near the Alba to Grand Saline Road when T.A. saw the Collier family travelingby wagon from Mississippi. He spotted the young girl, Jessie Bell Collier who was walking beside the wagon. They smiled at each other and then T.A. said to his friend "She's the girl I'm going to marry."

They got married on June 22, 1903 in Van Zandt County. T.A. and Jessie lived in the Friendship / Grand Saline area while the rest of the Collier family eventually moved on to Ola, in Kaufman County.

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