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Thomas Collins:

Born 1 Dec 1847

Died 1 Dec 1917

Place of birth:

Place of death: Falls Church, Fairfax

Buried: Second Baptist Church Cemetery Fairfax County, Virginia, USA

How died: Cause unknown

Military service: Private for the United States Colored Troops

Units: Company D 6th N.C. Colored Troops, served from May 15th, 1864, to August 15th 1865.

Bibliography:

Little is known about Thomas’s past. He was born on the first of December to his mother, Lizzie Gaskins, and father, Thomas Collins. Thomas served as a Private for the United States Colored Troops from 1864 to 1865, for company D 6th N.C. Colored Troops. After the war, he continued on to be a laborer. He was known to be a widow by the time of his death, on December 1st 1917.

Sources:

  1. Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 31 January 2020), memorial page for Thomas Collins (1849–1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 171131465, citing Second Baptist Church Cemetery, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by bvd (contributor 49124792) .
  2. Brothers and Cousins: Confederate Soldiers and Sailors of Fairfax County, Virginia, compiled by William Page Johnson, II
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