Rollins Family Photos - Lamar County, Texas
Submitted by John Rollins, Great Grandson of Dan Rollins
The photo is of Dan and Mary Campbell Rollins children.
Dan and Mary were married in January of 1872 and all his children were
born in Paris. The picture includes their four children and their daughter
Annie's husband Joe P Allen. It was taken approximately 1895 by Pratt
Photography of Paris Texas. Starting at the back left, is Charles C Rollins(Born
1876), James W Rollins (B 1875 - Died 1900), Lower left Fred A Rollins
(B 1888), Joe P Allen and Annie Rollins Allen (B Dec 1872 Died 1900).
Both Annie and James died of some type of resporatory problem (perhaps
TB). The doctors told Dan he needed to move the family to a dryer climate
for their health so they relocated to Ft Stockton Texas in far West Texas.
(I am told that it was just a short day and a half train ride to Pecos
Texas from Paris at that time). However, records seem to indicate that
Dan continued to consider Paris his home and he was buried there when
he passed away in 1923. He is buried in the Evergreen cemetery next to
his wife Mary and his children James and Annie. Dan and his wife's father
William Campbell ran a number of business including a brick factory in
Paris between 1872 and the early 1900s. Records seem to support that Dan
was also involved in a number of other business. His son-in-law Joe Allen
was a lawyer.
This is D James Rollins who died in 1900.