Shotgun John Collins

Deceased Person

Born Abraham G. Graham, in Horry County, South Carolina, Collins was born Nov. 22, 1851 on his grandmother, Jane Conner Graham plantation. His great grandfather, Captain Edward Connor, served in the South Carolina Militia during the American Revolution, under Francis Marion. His father, Hosea A. Graham, had married his first cousin Martha Ann Graham, and while Collins was still a child the family moved to Texas in covered wagons in 1859. While living in Limestone County Texas teenagers Abe Graham, alias John Collins and John Wesley Hardin were partners, furthermore coming from stanch Confederate families. Hardin writes in his biography John Collins was once married to one of his cousins (Tabitha Cox born in Bonham, Fannin County Texas) and comments while he was in Austin jail he met some noted men naming John Collins, Pipes and Herndon of the Bass gang, John Ringo, Mannings Clements and Brown Bowen. Collins was sought by lawmen for crimes including cattle rustling, and fled Texas for Mexico. After that time cattleman John Collins moved into Ulvade Texas and became one of the five glorious Uvalde Minutemen, including Captain J. J. H. Patterson, Henry Patterson, W. B. Nichols, Tom  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Date of birth
Place of birth
Horry County


Date of death
Place of death
El Paso

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