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Collin McKinney was born in New Jersey in 1766. He was a surveyor who came to Texas in 1831. After serving at the Convention of 1836, McKinney was a representative to the Texas Congress from 1836-1840.

James Collinsworth was born in Tennessee in 1806. He was a lawyer and came to Texas in February 1835. After serving at the Convention of 1836, Collinsworth served in the Texas Congress in 1836 and was the first Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court in 1836. He committed suicide in 1838.