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Mary Riggs became the mistress of Somerset Place, a large plantation on the shores of Lake Phelps in Washington County, when she married Josiah Collins III. Later, Sarah Rebecca Jones Collins took charge of Somerset after Riggs suffered a stroke.
The author gives the life of Mary Riggs Collins, wife of Josiah Collins, III, of Somerset Plantation, Washington Co., NC.