Collins Cemetery

Collins Cemetery
Scott County, Illinois


These two graves are about 25 feet apart, in a brushy area one mile east of Naples or four miles west of Bluffs in Scott County, IL. At the time of these 2 burials, Scott County was still a part of Morgan County (Scott County was set off in 1839). The grave of Anson Collins is about 20 feet from the road and can be seen from the road when the vegetabion is not too thick.

I stopped here on Saturday, 28 April 2007 after spending some time at the Naples Cemetery to retake a few photographs. I didn't have boots with me and it had rained late during the week before so I didn't wade into the vegetation to find the second grave marker. I'll go back, find the second stone and photograph it sometime in the future.
Name Born Died Age Additional Inscription/Information
COLLINS, Anson 15 May 1835 40y
COLLINS, Almyra 1 Sep 1832 15m Inf dau of Fred & Mary Collins


Note: Anson Collins emigrated to this county from Litchfield, CT in 1817. This is the first grave opened in this burial ground. Since the child died before Anson Collins, perhaps her body was moved here at a date after the burial of Mr. Collins.
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