Monday, June 15, 2015

This is a bust statue of Charles Roscoe Collins (1907-2000) in the Union County History Museum  which was the  old courthouse in Blairsville, Ga.  Roscoe and I are both descended from John Hunter, pioneer of Union County.  When I went to the Hunter Reunion in Union County every year I would talk to Roscoe, he always came alone,   I was always surprised he remembered my name and that I was Marietta - every year, he had a sharp mind.  I am always surprised when someone remembers my name.

I remember he and a Union County Congressman relative who also attended the reunions were the only two who wore ties or in Roscoe's case, a bowtie.  He also wore a button cap.

Roscoe was a pioneer educator and founder of several things, such as the Air Civil Patrol in that county.   

I have read several essays he had written about John Hunter's children.  The one that comes to mind is john's son  Andrew's trips to Augusta to sell the whiskey his father had made.  Augusta was the closest market.  His trail was the name of a certain highway, which was no wider than a cow path.

Roscoe is my 3rd cousin, once removed.  I'll take a claim to fame anyway I can get it.


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