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The Collier Family of Surry Co VA
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14. Thomas5 MARRIOTT (Sarah4 Collier, Thomas3, John2, Thomas1), He married Elizabeth WARREN.

Children of Thomas5 Marriott and Elizabeth Warren were as follows:
i Sarah6


15. Thomas5 COLLIER (John4, Thomas3, John2, Thomas1), born abt. 1715 in Surry Co. VA; deceased abt. Oct 1771 in Surry Co. VA. He married (1) Jane MOORING. He married (2) Charity MOODY.

Notes for Thomas Collier:
Thomas Collier's will was written Sept 26, 1771 and proven on Nov 19, 1771.
Will Bk 10A, pg 170,mentions wife Charity, daughters Mary BAILEY, Elizabeth Collier and Sarah Collier, son Moody Collier, and grandson William Bailey. Sarah and Moody both mentioned as underage.

Notes for Charity Moody:
Charity was the daughter of Blanks Moody and ____ Maggett, and the widow of Henry Smith.

Notes for Jane Mooring and Lucy Mooring:
Janes sister Lucy married Thomass brother,
John. Both were daughters of Christopher Mooring,
whos will was recorded 20 Mar 1753
Surry Co VA and included among the legatees
are Jane COLLIER and Lucy COLLIER.


Children of Thomas5 Collier were as follows:
i Mary6 She married UNKNOWN BAILEY.
Elizabeth6
Sarah6 She married William CLINCH.
Moody6 He married (1) Mary CLINCH. He married (2) Mary Elizabeth HOLT.

16. Jesse5 COLLIER (John4, Joseph3, John2, Thomas1), He married Rebekah IVEY, born 1748 Surry Co VA, daughter of Hugh and Elizabeth (Horton)Ivey.

Children of Jesse5 Collier and Rebekah Ivey were as follows:

i John6 This may be the John Collier who married Polly Meacham, daughter of Winifred Collier and Mark Meacham, though the evidence is sketchy on this at
this time. The possibility is mentioned in a book about Limestone Co. AL antebellum houses and the people who lived in them, "The Lure and Lore of Limestone County,
Alabama." The information was submitted to the book by a descendant of Joseph Collier & Nancy Meacham and I have not been able to verify it.

Daniel6, He married abt 1800 in TN Sarah MOORE, daughter of William Moore.
Elizabeth 6
* Benjamin6

*Note: I have seen the son Benjamin on other genealogies, but have not found any proof of this as yet. He supposedly went to GA. Would like to find verification of this.

17. John5 COLLIER,JR. (John4 Collier, Joseph3, John2, Thomas1), born abt. 1733 in Surry Co. VA; deceased abt. 1806 in Greensville Co. VA. He married abt. 1760, Mary PEEBLES, born abt. 1735 in VA.; deceased 1809 in Greensville Co. VA, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Clark) Peebles.

Notes for John Collier,Jr. Information from the book Colliers from Surry Co VA by Paul Arnot, 1989:

John's will can be found in Will Bk 2, pg 45 Greensville Co. VA. dated Dec 1805, it made bequests to son Henry; daughters Anne (Nancy) Collier and Elizabeth Moss; grandson Sterling Peebles Collier; grandchildren: David, Judith,Richard,Nancy,John and Ange,the children of William and Elizabeth Moss; grandchildren: Robert and John, sons of John Collier. Loan to wife Mary " All my real estate and residue of personal estate;on death of my wife, residue of estate to be equally divided between all children except Elizabeth Moss, to wit: Arthur Collier, John Collier, Henry Collier, William Collier, Sterling Collier and Nancy Collier." Executor Pettipool Massey, witnesses William Sykes, Benjamin Sykes and John Sykes. Proved October Court 1807.
Mary Collier died in 1809 and the estate of her husband was not settled for many years. An Estates Current was filed by Pettipool Massey in December 1823 and was recorded in Will Bk 4, pg 83.
In 1829, James, Arthur and Darius Collier of Stewart Co. TN appointed Benjamin Collier as the attorney to collect from the estate as legal heirs of Arthur Collier (Sr), dec'd, see Deed Bk 6, pg 367 , Greensville Co. VA. William Collier and Eli Stavely had also done the same, recorded pg 368.

Notes for Mary Peebles:
The will of Mary Collier, WB 2, pg 157, 28 Aug 1809, Greensville Co. VA. She bequeathed her entire estate to daughter Nancy Collier, and "if she die to be divided among all her children" (not named.) Executrix was Nancy Collier, witnesses Turner Peebles and Henry Peebles, Sr.

Have not yet determined who Nancy Collier married. She appears to have been married with children when her mother's will was written, so perhaps she married a cousin and her last name remained Collier.

Children of John5 Collier,Jr. and Mary Peebles were as follows:
i John6
Sterling6
William6
Elizabeth6 , She married on 4 Oct 1785 in Greensville Co. VA, William MOSS.
Henry6
Nancy6
25 Arthur6


18. Daniel5 COLLIER (John4, Joseph3, John2, Thomas1), born bef. 1740 in Surry Co. VA; deceased bef. Oct 1790 in Greensville Co. VA. He married abt. 1763 in Surry Co. VA, Mary SMITH, born abt. 1742 in Surry Co. VA, daughter of William .

Children of Daniel5 Collier and Mary Smith were as follows:
26 i Sarah6
Wyatt6 , born abt. 1770 in Brunswick Co. VA ; deceased in Wilkes Co. GA. A deed in Greensville Co in June 1792 states that Wyatt Collier, of Welks ( Wilkes)
Co. GA. sold one half the 450 acres of land previously belonging to Daniel Collier, dec'd and that since Daniel Collier died intestate, the other half of the land reverted to Uriah Heath, son of Nathan Heath and Sarah his wife, daughter of said decedant.
Deeds Vol 24 Greensville Co. VA.

19. Doctor Whitaker5 COLLIER (John4, Joseph3, John2, Thomas1), born abt. 1750 in Brunswick Co. VA ; deceased 1815 in Franklin Co. NC. He married (1) UNKNOWN. He married (2) Obedience "Beady" PARISH.

Notes for Doctor Whitaker Collier
After his father died, his eldest brother, John Collier, Jr was his guardian until he was 21 years old. A court order on Apr 27, 1771, discharged John, Jr. "from any further account of said orphan's estate, he having produced to the court a reciept in full from the said Doctor Collier." This indicates that Doctor Collier was born in prior to Apr 27, 1750 and was over 21 years old at the time of the court order.
Court Order Bk 11, pg 401, Brunswick Co. VA.

Children of Doctor Whitaker5 Collier and Obedience Parish were as follows:
i Doctor W. Collier,6 JR.
Harbert6 , born in Franklin Co. NC; deceased bef. 1850 in Henry Co. TN. He married on 20 Oct 1792 in Granville Co. NC, Mahala FULLER.
Thomas6 , He married on 11 Jan 1805 in Granville Co. NC, Rhoda HALL.
Coleman "Cole"6 , deceased bef. 1817 in Franklin Co. NC.
27 Littleton C.6
Mary "Polly"6 , She married (1) in Franklin Co. NC William COLE. She married (2) UNKNOWN PARISH.
Henry6
John6
28 Archellus6


20. Also5 COLLIER (Joseph4, Joseph3, John2, Thomas1), born abt. 1740 in Surry Co. VA; deceased 1793 in Northampton Co. NC. He married Susannah GREEN, born abt. 1750.

Notes for Also Collier
Will # 361 recorded Northampton Co. NC Bk 2, pg 37
15 May 1793 proved December Court 1793
Wife Susannah, daughter Nancy , son Jonathan, son Green, son James,daughters Sarah and Jane.
Extrs: Joshua Collier, William Horton,William Brewer
Wits: William Collier, Drury Collier.
After Also's death, Edward Walton of Chatham Co NC was named guardian of Also's minor children: Sarah, Jane, and Jonathan. Guardian Account records, beginning on pg 19, Chatham Co NC three pages of accounts 1799-1810. The last account was settling with Edward Walton, Guardian, to Sarah, Jonnathan and Jane Collier, for the amount due them of 330 pounds, 2 shillings and one penney on Nov. 13, 1810.
(Info on Guardian Accts sent to me by Sue Ashby, Chatham Co NC GenWeb.)

Children of Also5 Collier and Susannah Green were as follows:
i Nancy6
Sarah6 , She married bef. 1806 in NC or SC, Isham TROTTER.
Jane6
29 Green6
30 James6
31 Jonathan6


21. Jesse5 COLLIER (Thomas4, Joseph3, John2, Thomas1), born in Northampton Co. NC; deceased abt. Mar 1814. He married abt. 1780 in Northampton Co. NC, Mary UNKNOWN.
Children of Jesse5 Collier and Mary UNKNOWN were as follows:
i Elizabeth6
Joel6 , born abt. 1783 in Northampton Co. NC; deceased aft. 1860. He married Lucy ELLIS.
Jesse6 COLLIER,JR., born abt. 1787 in Northampton Co. NC; deceased
abt. 1854.
32 Joseph6


22. Joseph5 COLLIER (Thomas4, Joseph3, John2, Thomas1), born abt. 1755-60 in Brunswick Co. VA ; deceased 5 Sep 1830 in Limestone or Madison Co. AL. He married (1) before 1780 in Northampton Co. NC Nancy MEACHAM, born abt. 1760 in VA; deceased abt. 1800 in Caswell Co. NC, daughter of Henry and Anne (UNKNOWN) Meacham, JR. He married (2) on 17 Sep 1805 in Caswell Co. NC, Isabel "Ibby" YANCEY,widow of John Kimbrough,JR; she was born abt. 1773 in Caswell Co. NC; deceased 15 Sept 1844 in Harrison Co. TX, daughter of Bartlett and Ann (Graves)Yancey,Sr.


Notes for Isabel Yancey:
Joseph was the second husband of Isabel Yancey. He
was granted guardianship in 1806 Caswell Co. NC of Isabel's minor children, Sarah Jane Yancey "Salley", Martha "Patsy",Tabitha "Tabby", and John III, by her first husband, John Kimbrough,JR who died in 1802. Sarah married James Collier and Patsy married William "Will" Collier, sons of Joseph's brother,William. John Kimbrough III, also known as John JR, died young. Ibby's date of death from the Petition for Letters of Administration filed in Harrison Co TX in October of 1844 by James Yancey Collier, her son by Joseph Collier.



Children of Joseph5 Collier and Nancy Meacham were as follows:

Elizabeth6 , born abt 1780 Northampton Co NC,died after 1850 Giles Co TN. She married James M. CRAIG, b. abt 1768 County Antrim,IRE; died 1845 in Giles Co TN.

Notes for James M. Craig: Elizabeth was his second wife, having been previously married to Susannah COFFEY,dau of John Coffey and Susannah Crockett of Lancaster Co SC. James and Susannah's sons Eli Taylor and Jonathan C., married daughters of Joseph Collier and Isabel Yancey. See info on Joseph and Isabel's children below.

Thomas6 ,born abt 1785 Northampton Co NC; died abt 1855 Montgomery Co TN. He married on 20 Dec 1804 in Caswell Co. NC, Ardelia "Dilly" ROBERTSON, b. abt 1785? NC, died before 1860 Montgomery Co TN.


Judith6 ,born abt 1793 Northampton Co NC; died after 1850 Giles Co TN. She married William MASSEY

Joseph6 JR., He married on 6 Jul 1815 in Caswell Co. NC, Polly WHITE.

Frances6 , She married James J. COLLIER, a son of John Collier and Polly Meacham.
Nancy6 , born abt. 1786 in Northampton Co. NC; She married William MASSEY. This is not the same Wm. Massey who was married to her sister, Judith.

Mark Meacham6 , born 4 Nov 1788 in Northampton Co. NC; deceased aft 1831 in Limestone Co. AL. He married abt. 1810 in Caswell Co. NC, Elizabeth HARRIS, daughter of Simon. After Joseph Collier died in Sept 1830, Mark
Meacham Collier was the administrator of his estate. There followed several years of court litigation with his father's widow, Isabel Yancey, over property in Limestone Co. AL and Giles Co. TN. One such litigation involved a slave removed from the Limestone Co. farm by Isabel's son-in-laws, James and Will Collier, and taken to Giles Co.
The following is found in the Chancery Court records in Giles Co. TN., pp 50-58:

COMPLAINT BY MARK M. COLLIER VS JAMES AND WILLIAM COLLIER. MARK M. COLLIER, ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF JOSEPH COLLIER OF LIMESTONE COUNTY,ALABAMA. JAMES AND WILLIAM LIVE IN GILES COUNTY. SOMETIME PREVIOUS TO 21 AUG 1802, JOHN KIMBROUGH DIED IN CASWELL COUNTY, N.C.,LEAVING WIDOW ISABEL KIMBROUGH AND CHILDREN SALLY,JOHN,PATSY AND TABITHA KIMBROUGH. ALEXANDER MURPHY, ADMINISTRATOR OF ESTATE, SOLD IT ACCORDING TO LAW. ISABEL BOUGHT A NEGRO WOMAN SLAVE FROM THE ESTATE. IN 1804 OR 1805, IN CASWELL COUNTY, ISABEL MARRIED JOSEPH COLLIER. ON 5 SEPT 1830, HE DIED INTESTATE IN LIMESTONE COUNTY,ALA., LEAVING ISABEL AND SEVERAL CHILDREN, NOT NAMED. THE DEFENDANTS ARE HUSBANDS OF SALLY AND PATSEY KIMBROUGH. JAMES IS HUSBAND OF SALLY. JAMES AND WILLIAM COLLIER TOOK ONE SLAVE FROM ESTATE AND BROUGHT IT FRAUDULENTLY TO GILES COUNTY. IN 1802 JOHN YANCEY OF CASWELL COUNTY, N.C. HAD TAKEN NEGRO BETTY AND OTHER PROPERTY AS SECURITY FOR DEBT, BUT COLLIER PAID DEBT WHEN MARRIED ISABEL. ON 30 APRIL 1806 YANCEY SIGNED RELEASE FOR BILL OF SALE. WITNESS WAS I. STAMPS AND CLERK WAS WILLIAM GOODE. KIMBROUGH WAS CALLED JR. IN 1802 BILL OF SALE. WITNESS ALEX MURPHY. 9 DECEMBER 1830. CLERK OF GILES COUNTY COURT WAS STERLING H. LESTER. 24 JANUARY 1831. JUDGE IS WILL E. KENNEDY. ANSWER SAYS THAT COLLIER DID NOT PAY ISABEL'S DEBTS BUT SHE TOOK HER SLAVES TO HER MOTHER'S TO WORK CROP WITH HER MOTHERS HANDS AND SO PAID HER DEBT TO YANCEY. EXHIBIT OF DEED OF GIFT BY ISABEL KIMBROUGH, P. 57, DATED 18 JULY 1805, TO GO TO HER CHILDREN ON HER DEATH. WIT: B. YANCEY, ALEX WILSON 9 DONE IN CASWELL COUNTY, N.C.) PAUL HARALSON CLERK OF COURT FOR CASWELL COUNTY 12 OCTOBER 1829 SHOWS DEED OF GIFT PROVED IN COURT BY ALEX WILSON AND JAS YOUNG SIGNS AS MAGISTRATE, WILLIAM GOOCH AS REGISTRAR. 10 SEPTEMBER, 1838. SUIT WAS DISMISSED, ALLEGATIONS DENIED, COMPLAINANT TO PAY COSTS.

Chancery Court records pp 59-61:
MARK M. COLLIER VS JAMES COLLIER TO RECOVER SEVERAL NEGROES HE IS ENTITLED TO AS ADMINISTRATOR OF ESTATE OF JOSEPH COLLIER, DECEASED. DATE 26 JUNE 1837. EDMUND DILLAHUNTY, JUDGE. 8 MAR 1839. DISMISSED SUIT BECAUSE OF UNFOUNDED NATURE OF COMPLAINANTS CLAIM TO NEGROES. HON. LONSFORD M. BRAMLETT,CHANCELLOR.

Henry6 , born abt. 1800 in Northampton Co. NC; He married abt. 1822 in Limestone Co. AL, Esther MARTIN, daughter of Daniel .

Children of Joseph5 Collier and Isabel Yancey were as follows:
33 i James Yancey6

Isabel "Ibby" aka "Iba" G.6 , born between 1807 and 1810 in Caswell Co NC; She married (1) William TISDALE. She married (2) Jonathan C. CRAIG,b abt 1806 Lincoln Co TN,died after 1860, probably in Tarrant Co TX, the son of James M. and Susannah (Coffey) Craig. (See link to CRAIG page for more information on this line)
 
34 Nancy Ann6

Orphan's Court Book, Limestone Co. AL 1830-34 pg 90, Aug 1831:

Record states that the will of Joseph Collier was produced and citations were issued to Ibby Collier (Isabel), James Collier and wife Frances, Mark M. Collier ,and to Robert Austen Jr, guardian for Nancy Collier
( this must be Nancy Ann, daughter of Joseph and Isabel). It then goes on to say that Thomas Collier,William Massey and wife Nancy, William Massey and wife Judy, James Craig and wife Elizabeth, Henry Collier, Joseph Collier (Jr) and Nathan Craig and wife Ibby, heirs of the said Joseph Collier, deceased, are not residents of the state of Alabama.


23. *William5 COLLIER (Thomas4, Joseph3, John2, Thomas1), born 11 Oct 1762 in Brunswick Co. VA; deceased abt. 1852 in Giles Co. TN. He married abt. 1785 in Northampton Co. NC, UNKNOWN,b. abt 1770; d. bef 1850 Giles Co TN.

Notes for William Collier
Several previous genealogies maintain that William's wife was Mary MEACHAM, daughter of Henry Meacham JR and Ann UNKNOWN (her name was not Dudley). However, Mary Meacham was born 1749 (per Albemarle Parish records), and the census records in NC do not show that descrepancy in the ages of William and his wife. Three of William's siblings did marry into that Meacham family, but there is no proof that William did, also. He did name his eldest son Henry Meacham, but since William didn't follow the traditional naming pattern for his children, this doesnt prove anything. A name that recurs often in William's line for at least 3 generations, but not in the other Collier lines,is IVERSON. Further research is necessary to determine if that was possibly his wife's name.

On the 1850 census in Giles Co. TN, William is found in District 18, pg 393,listed as age 85 and born NC, in his household is Elizabeth, age 47, and Azariah Morton, age 17. Another Collier descendant, Glen Collier, has done some research on the Morton family to determine their connection to William, and he believes Elizabeth to be
Azariah's mother and William's second wife, however I have found no record of a marriage, and Elizabeth MORTON is in the household of her son Azariah on the 1860 census in Giles Co. There was a William Morton involved in one of the Collier deed records listed below.
William Collier was actually 87 and born VA, but those are probably census taker errors, or the census taker got his information second-hand. There is a deed that places his property as adjoining the property of his son "Berry" Collier (Littleberry) and on the 1850 census William's household is between Henry and Darcus Collier and Littleberry and Sarah Collier as follows:

Colliers on 1850 Giles Co. TN census: name mispelled.
29 29 Henry Colyer 63 m farmer 250 NC
Darcus 58 f "
Nancey 30 f "
Eliza Jane 26 f "
Wilson 25 m farmer NC
James 2 m "

30 30 William Colyer 85 m farmer 200 NC
Elizabeth 47 f "
Asariah Morton 17 m laborer TN


31 31 Littlebery Colyer 51 m farmer 200 NC
Sarah Colyer 30 f AL

Land records in Giles Co.
397 - For William COLLIER, Entry 345 in name of William COLLIER, Sr., 54 1/2 A in Rng. 2, Sec. 2, C.D. 4, adj. Berry COLLIER. Surv. 10 Feb 1847.
William COLLIER & William MORTON, C.C.

383 - For John B. ANTHONY, Entry 25, 51 3/4 A in Rng. 1, Sec. 2, C.D.'s 3 & 4, adj. James KIMBROUGH; B. W. FERGUSON; BURKSHAW; W. G. COLLIER; Berry COLLIER; William COLLIER; Wiliamson MARTIN. Surv. 9 Mary 1846. Z. S.CAMPBELL & James N. RANDALL, C.C.

Additional Notes for William Collier:

Revolutionary War pension, record # S21121, filed in Giles Co. TN in 1834. States in the application that he had lived in Giles Co. for nearly three years, and had lived in Caswell Co. for fourteen years prior to that, and in Northampton Co. since before the war. Lists his birthdate as 1762 and birthplace as Greensville Co. VA., but Greensville wasn't formed until 1781, so his actual birthplace was probably Brunswick Co.
William served in the Militia out of Northampton Co. NC. I also found a record of service from Northampton Co. in the War of 1812 on Ancestry.com.


Children of William5 Collier and UNKNOWN were as follows:
i Mary6
Henry Meacham6 , born abt. 1787 in Northampton Co. NC; deceased aft. 1860 in Giles Co. TN. He married on 3 Dec 1815 in Caswell Co. NC, Darcus "Darky" ELLIS.

From the 1860 Federal Census for Giles Co. TN:
83 71 Henry Collier 73 m Farmer 250
Dorcas Collier 65 f
Eliza J. Collier 36 f
James Collier 12 m
Martha Collier 9 f
(All born North Carolina)

Henry's known children were Jesse and Wilson. It is believed that Eliza was the wife of Wilson, and James and Martha were his children. I also believe that he had a son, probably his eldest, named William G. (Or Williamson G.),born abt 1816/17 NC, who married Lucy PILLOW. Census records and deed records show this William living in close proximity to Henry and the other Colliers. I have recently connected with a descendant of Julia Catherine Collier,b. 1855 Giles Co TN, daughter of William G. and Lucy A. Pillow Collier, and we are looking for proof that William G. was Henry's son.

35 William "Will"6
36 *James6
37 Thomas6
Littleberry6 "Berry " G.(or I ?) , born 1799 in Northampton Co. NC; deceased aft. 1860 in Giles Co. TN. He married Sarah Ann Meacham COLLIER,born abt. 1820 in Limestone Co. AL, daughter of John Collier and Polly Meacham. He didn't marry Sarah Collier until abt 1837- 1840, so he may have been married before, but I haven't found any record of another marriage.

24. Winifred5 COLLIER (Thomas4, Joseph3, John2, Thomas1), born abt. 1765 in Brunswick Co. VA ; deceased in Madison Co. AL?. She married Mark MEACHAM, born abt. 1760 in Northampton Co. NC; deceased 1814 in Madison Co. AL, son of Henry Meacham, Jr. and Anne _____.
Children of Winifred5 Collier and Mark Meacham were as follows:

i Elizabeth6 , She married William ROBERSON.
38 Mary "Polly"6
Banks6 , born 1785 in Lancaster Co. SC; deceased 1815 in Madison Co. AL. He married Nancy .
Henry6 , born 1793 in Lancaster Co. SC; deceased Nov 1855 in Limestone Co. AL. He married Lettice MCCRACKEN, dau of James.
Nancy A.6 , born abt. 1797 in Lancaster Co. SC; deceased aft. 1880 in Madison Co. AL. She married on 14 Jul 1814 in Madison Co AL, Jonathan Jr GREENHAW, born 11 July 1789 NC, son of Rev. Jonathan Sr Greenhaw and Rachel HENRY.
Winnie6 , born abt. 1803; She married Solomon FUDGE.
39 Sarah "Sally" A.6



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