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The Collier Family of Surry Co VA
Generation 6

Generation 6

25. Arthur6 COLLIER (John5 Collier,Jr., John4 Collier, Joseph3, John2, Thomas1), born abt. 1762 in Brunswick Co. VA ; deceased abt. 1808 in Stewart Co. TN. He married abt. 1790 in Lancaster Co. SC, Fereby TOMLINSON, born 18 Oct 1767 in Sussex Co. VA; deceased in Stewart Co. TN, daughter of John and Susannah Tomlinson.


Notes for Fereby Tomlinson
I have also seen her name spelled as "Phereby"


Children of Arthur6 Collier and Fereby Tomlinson were as follows:
i Elizabeth7 , born 1794 in Lancaster Co. SC; She married Eli STAVELY.
Susanna Tatum7 , born 24 Dec 1795 in Lancaster Co. SC; She married William RATLIFF.
James7 , born abt. 1796 in Lancaster Co. SC; He married Fereby CHILDRESS.
John7 , born abt. 1797.
Benjamin7 , born abt. 1799 in Lincoln Co. NC.
Arthur Collier7 JR., born abt. 1805 in Stewart Co. TN; He married Priscilla PLANT.
Darius7 , born abt. 1806 in Stewart Co. TN.
William7 , born abt. 1807 in Stewart Co. TN.


26. Sarah6 COLLIER (Daniel5, John4, Joseph3, John2, Thomas1), born abt. 1764 in Brunswick Co. VA ;. She married on 12 Mar 1782 in Greensville Co. VA, Nathan HEATH.

Children of Sarah6 Collier and Nathan Heath were as follows:
i Uriah Collier7


27. Littleton C.6 COLLIER (Doctor Whitaker5, John4, Joseph3, John2, Thomas1), born in Brunswick Co VA; deceased 1806 in Granville Co. NC. He married Sarah UNKNOWN.
Children of Littleton C.6 Collier and Sarah were as follows:
40 i Littleton C. II7


28. Archellus6 COLLIER (Doctor Whitaker5, John4, Joseph3, John2, Thomas1), born abt. 1789 in Franklin Co. NC; deceased abt. 1865 in Maury Co. TN. He married on 30 Dec 1812 in Granville Co. NC, Mary "Polly" HIGHT, born abt. 1780 in Granville Co. NC, daughter of Charnell and Lucy (Finch) Hight.
Children of Archellus6 Collier and Mary "Polly" Hight were as follows:
i Parthenia Catherine7
Albert W.7
Emalie7
Mary Eliza7
Nancy W.7
William Hugh7
Lucinda "Cindy"7
Sarah Martha7
41 Roseanna "Rosa"7


29. Green6 COLLIER (Also5, Joseph4, Joseph3, John2, Thomas1), born abt. 1778 in Northampton Co. NC; deceased aft. 1850 in Madison Co. AL. He married abt. 1803 in SC, Nancy TROTTER, born abt. 1780 in Pendelton Dist. SC; deceased bef. 1850 in Madison Co. AL, daughter of Robert and Susanna Trotter.
Children of Green6 Collier and Nancy Trotter were as follows:
i Joseph7 , born 18 Aug 1804 in Pendelton Dist. SC; deceased 22 Aug 1896 in Madison Co. AL.
Susanna7 , born abt. 1805 in Pendelton Dist. SC; deceased aft. 1860 in Madison Co. AL.
Isham7 , born abt. 1809 in Warren Co. KY; deceased aft. 1870 in Cherokee Co. TX.
Green Also7 , born 25 Feb 1813 in Warren Co. KY; deceased 18 Nov 1853 in Madison Co. AL.
Nancy7 , born abt. 1816 in Warren Co. KY; deceased aft. 1850 in Cherokee Co. TX.
Jane7 , born abt. 1818 in Warren Co. KY; deceased aft. 1850 in TX?.

William C.7 , born abt. 1819 in Madison Co. AL; deceased 20 Nov 1879 in Robertson Co. TX.


30. James6 COLLIER (Also5, Joseph4, Joseph3, John2, Thomas1), born abt. 1785 in Northampton Co. NC; deceased in Athens Co TN ?. He married on 25 Dec 1816 in Northampton Co. NC, Mary "Polly" BROWN.

Children of James6 Collier and Mary "Polly" Brown were as follows:
i James Madison7 , born 31 Jan 1827 in Athens Co TN .


31. Jonathan6 COLLIER (Also5, Joseph4, Joseph3, John2, Thomas1), born abt. 1793 in Northampton Co. NC; deceased 14 Jan 1861 in Cherokee Co. TX. He married on 29 Apr 1814 in Greene Co TN, Catherine STULTS, born 20 Apr 1798 in Greene Co TN; deceased 17 Oct 1856 in Cherokee Co. TX.
Children of Jonathan6 Collier and Catherine Stults were as follows:
i Caroline S.7
Green S.7
Thomas Pierce7
Christopher C.7
Jonathan J.7
John D.7
Selina Ann7
Susan E.7
Mary F.7
Elizabeth7 , born 22 Aug 1815 in Greene Co TN; deceased 22 Oct 1826
in Madison Co. AL.
Jane7 , born 20 Mar 1819 in TN or AL ?; deceased 7 Jul 1866 in Cherokee Co. TX. She married on 10 Jan 1838 in Madison Co. AL, Joseph P. ALLISON.

James W.7 , born 15 Apr 1821 in TN or AL ?; deceased 24 Oct 1856 in Cherokee Co. TX.


32. Joseph6 COLLIER (Jesse5, Thomas4, Joseph3, John2, Thomas1), born 10 Apr 1790 in Northampton Co. NC; deceased 25 Jun 1856. He married on 5 May 1819 in Northampton Co. NC, Sarah C. MANGUM, born 22 Dec 1799; deceased 18 Jul 1866, daughter of Balaam and Winnefred (UNKNOWN) Mangum.

Children of Joseph6 Collier and Sarah C. Mangum were as follows:
i James C.7
42 William H.7


33. James Yancey6 COLLIER (Joseph5, Thomas4, Joseph3, John2, Thomas1), born 12 Jun 1809 in Caswell Co. NC; deceased 11 Jun 1868 in Marshall, Harrison Co. TX. He married Rebecca WILDER, born 1812 in NC; deceased aft. 1880 in Hall Co. TX.

Notes for James Yancey Collier
The obituary of J. Y. states that he died of Apoplexy.
He is found on the 1840 Tax List for Nacogdoches Co TX. He owned 13 slaves, 1 saddle horse and 2 silver watches.
He is found on the Tax List for Harrison Co. TX in 1846 and on the 1850 census for that county.
Information on the children of J.Y. and Rebecca from family sheets and census information found in the Verticle Files of the Harrison Co. TX. Library and sent to me by Jim Oliphant.

Children of James Yancey6 Collier and Rebecca Wilder were as follows:
i Martha "Mattie"7
James D.7
Laura M.7
Peggy7
Drady7
Ophelia R.7
43 Frances Lea7
F.H.R.7 , male, born 1840 in Fayette Co. TN. Listed only by initials on the 1850 Census of Harrison Co. TX.



34. Nancy Ann6 COLLIER (Joseph5, Thomas4, Joseph3, John2, Thomas1), born 22 Jan 1811 in Caswell Co. NC; deceased 1901 in Harrison Co. TX. She married on 27 Nov 1834 in Fayette Co. TN, Eli Taylor CRAIG, born 1812 in Lincoln Co. TN; deceased 22 Sep 1867 in Marshall, Harrison Co. TX, son of James M. and Susannah (Coffey) Craig. See link to CRAIG page for more information on this family.

Notes for Nancy Ann Collier
Information on the year of Nancy Ann's birth taken from the article in the book "Harrison Co TX Caucasian Residents in 1880" gives date of birth as c. 1821 and date of death as 1901. However, in the Verticle Files of the Harrison Co. Library, there was handwritten data submitted to the files by a descendant that gives her date of birth as 01/22/1811 and date of death as 1910. I believe the 1811 date to be correct.

Notes for Eli Taylor Craig:
Info on the family of Eli Taylor Craig and Nancy Ann Collier from page 131 of the book "Harrison Co.TX Caucasian Residents 1880" by Nancy Ruff 1987. Her sources for the info are listed as follows:
Source: Greenwood, Abstract of Eli T. Craig's obit in TX REP. 16 Nov 1867, p.
3; Texas and Texans, Vol V, p. 2598; Halls Chapel cemetery records in Harrison Co. Museum files; 1860 Harrison Co. census p.486+.



Children of Nancy Ann6 Collier and Eli Taylor Craig were as follows:
i J.M.7 , born 1837 in TN ; deceased abt. 1862. J.M. died in the Civil War.

44 Thomas Hatley7
John L.7 , born 1841 in Fayette Co. TN.
Mary7 , born abt. 1856 in Harrison Co. TX.
Ada Scott7 , born abt. 1859 in Harrison Co. TX.


35. William "Will"6 COLLIER (William5, Thomas4, Joseph3, John2, Thomas1), born 12 Oct 1788 in Northampton Co. NC; deceased 24 May 1879 in Upshur Co. TX. He married on 13 Apr 1814 in Caswell Co. NC, Martha "Patsy" KIMBROUGH, born abt. 1796 in Caswell Co. NC; deceased aft. 1850 in Carroll Co. TN or Upshur Co TX, the daughter of John Kimbrough Jr and Isabel YANCEY.

Children of William "Will"6 Collier and Martha "Patsy" Kimbrough were as follows: 

 Unknown Daughter, b. 1815-1820 Caswell Co NC
 
 Ibby Y.7, b. 25 April 1818 Caswell Co NC;d. 1880-1889 Upshur Co TX; She married (1) James O.K. WILLIAMSON - three children: William Wesley,b. 27 April 1835 Giles Co TN; Martha S. ( and or Y.);b.1838; and Nathan N., b. 1840. She married (2) John HAMILTON - six known children born in Carroll Co TN: Archibald, b. 1843;Julia F., b. 1845; John T., b. 1847;  Christopher or Christian "Christy", b. 1849; James Monroe, b. 1850; and Lucian, b. 1853.
 
John L.7, b. 1824 Limestone Co AL. He married Mary ____.
 
Wilburn A.7 , b. 1825 Limestone Co AL.  Wilburn was a preacher and a magistrate. There was a W.A. Collier who served in Edward Clark's 14th Regt. of Infantry, Co.I, the men of which were enrolled by W.L. Coppedge on Mar 1 1861 at Coffeyville. I believe this was probably Wilburn. Three of his cousins served with this unit also. He married Lucy Amanda HAMILTON.

Olive/Olivia Jane, b. 1829 Giles Co TN; d. aft 1880 Franklin Co TX; She married Anthony JOHNSON, son of Joseph P. Johnson and Lavinia "Viney" REDDING.
 
Sarah, b. 1831 Giles Co TN.
 
Caroline, b. 1835 Giles Co TN; d. in Upshur Co TX; She married ____MCNAIRY (possibly Louis or Lucious ?).
 
William E., b. 1836 Giles Co TN.
 
Martha Lee, b. 1838 Giles Co TN; She married Francis Marion L. MCNAIRY.

45 Charles Rufus7
 
Calvin, b. 1840 TN

36. *James6 COLLIER (William5, Thomas4, Joseph3, John2, Thomas1), born 5 Jun 1791 in Northampton Co. NC; deceased 23 Nov 1842 in Tippah Co. MS. He married on 5 Sep 1810 in Caswell Co. NC, Sarah Jane Yancey KIMBROUGH, born 30 Mar 1795 in Caswell Co. NC; deceased aft. 1860 in Upshur Co. TX, daughter of John and Isabel (Yancey) Kimbrough, Jr.

Notes for James and Sarah Collier:

James and Sarah left Caswell Co. abt 1817 and migrated to Giles Co.,TN.

Caswell Co. NC Deed Book S pgs 196-7 :
James Aldridge of CC to James Collier of same, for $45, 47 A at fork Country Line Creek, adj Lot # 3, the widow dower, 9 Nov 1816. wits: Jas Yancey, James Rice.

Caswell Co. NC Deed Book S pgs 206-7 :
James Collier of CC to Ransom Boswell of same, for $40, 47 A at fork Country Line Cr, adj widow's dower. 10 Nov 1817. wits: Samuel Malone, Jas Yancey.

About 1837, they moved to Tippah Co. MS, where the family is found on the 1840 census. James died in MS, Sarah migrated to TX with her son Bartlett,arriving abt 1853,settling in Coffeyville, Upshur Co.TX. Cemetery look-ups in Upshur Co failed to find Sarah, but there are very few readable headstones in this area dated before 1870.
Sarah re-married after she migrated to TX, to a J.J. Wells. This info is based on a letter written by Martha Jane (Perkins) Collier in 1858 Tippah Co MS to Sarah Wells "Mother" and has a note written on the back signed by L.B.I. Collier ( Littleberry Iverson),
(though the typed transcription says G.B.I.)

On the 1860 Upshur Co census J.J. Wells and wife Sarah,age 62, are shown with B.Y. Collier and Jane Collier, both age 27,in the household;the ages are wrong, Bartlett Y. was actually 29 and Margaret Jane was only 17. (S.J.K.Collier Wells was actually 65 at this time, but women often shaved a few years off their age on censuses.)
The letter refers to "brother Henry J. Warren" coming to visit. Transcription of the letter says "Henry T.", but that is an error. Henry was married to Mary Ann Minerva Collier. At the bottom of this letter,it says (as transcribed) "to S.J. Wells, S. M. Wells, at home". I have no idea who S.M.Wells was, but this could be an error by the transcriber. The original letter was in possession of Elizabeth Matilda "Tildy" Collier Pierce, a daughter of John William Wesley Collier, in the 1970s when she was in a nursing home in Lancaster,TX, but the whereabouts of the letter after Tildy died are unknown. Her niece transcribed the letter since Tildy would not let it out of her possession to be copied.



From the 1830 Giles Co. TN Pg 146a Dec 1830


James Collier
1 m 0-5 ( Littleberry Iverson)
1 m 5-10 (William James)
1 m 40-50 (James )
1 f 0-5 ( Sarah Elizabeth)
1 f 5-10 (Mary Ann Minerva)
1 f 10-15 (Julia Frances)
1 f 15-20 ( Martha Ann Rebecca)
1 f 30-40 (Sarah Jane)
1 f 50-60 (Isabel Yancey, Sarah's mother)(note: Isabel's 2nd husband Joseph Collier died the previous September)


Children of James6 Collier and Sarah Jane Yancey Kimbrough were as follows:
46 i Martha Ann Rebecca7
47 Julia Frances7
48 Mary Ann Minerva7
49 William James7
Sarah Elizabeth7 , born 31 Mar 1826 in Giles Co. TN; She married in 1842 in Tippah Co. MS, George W. CRASSON or CARSON ? Information from Mike Collier, Joplin, MO. No verification, though I have seen this on other genealogies as well, with different spellings of George's last name. I have found no trace of this couple.

50 Littleberry Iverson7
51 *Bartlett Yancey7
52 Tabitha Olive7


37. Thomas6 COLLIER (William5, Thomas4, Joseph3, John2, Thomas1), born abt. 1800 in Northampton Co. NC; deceased aft. Sep 1863 in Hunt or Upshur Co. TX. He married (1) on 21 Dec 1822 in Caswell Co. NC Susanah Elizabeth PINSON, born abt 1802/03 in Caswell Co NC ; deceased abt. 1856 in Upshur Co. TX, probably the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Chandler) Pinson. He married (2) in 1857 in Upshur Co. TX, Frances Elizabeth STOKER, born 26 Nov 1826 in GA.; deceased Feb 1887 in Upshur Co. TX, daughter of Arnold and Elizabeth (Jones) Stoker.

Notes for Thomas Collier
Found on the 1830 Census for Giles Co. TN as follows:
Thos. Colier (sic) 1830 census for Giles Co.
Pg 172
1 male 5-10 (Iverson)
1 male 30-40 (Thomas)
2 females 0-5 (Rebecca and Selena)
1 female 20-30 (Susanah)

His first wife Susanah is buried in the Old Coffeyville Cemetery in Upshur Co. TX., but the
headstone is gone.(info from a look-up in the Upshur Co. Cemetery Book)
Thomas is found on the 1840 census in Tippah Co. MS; he migrated to Shelby Co. TX in 1841. He is found on the 1846 Tax List in Shelby Co. and on the 1850 census for Upshur Co. TX.
He received a Headright Certificate for 640 acres in Fannin Co. TX. He sold this land and purchased land in Upshur Co. with John McNairy. A land deed signed by him in Sept of 1863 in Upshur Co. Tx is the last record found for him.

Thomas Collier is referred to as John Thomas Collier in both the Upshur County History Book published in 1996 and in records that were submitted to the LDS Family Files, but all census records found only list him as
Thomas and his marriage record to Susanah Pinson also lists him as Thomas. There is a deed of sale dated Aug 18, 1834 in Giles Co TN which includes the line "I, Thomas
Collier of the State of Tennessee Giles County , have this day transferred all my right, title and Interest of a Certain Crop of Corn fodder and Shucks...." I believe this line has been misinterpreted as J. Thomas Collier,and that is why some think his first name was John. However, if you read the sentence as J. Thomas Collier.etc it doesnt make sense, and by comparing the other I s and J s in the document, it is clear that this is an I.


Though Susanah is listed as a daughter of John Pinson by the Chandler Family Association, there is a possibility that she was the daughter of his brother Isaac. Information from James Pinson.

Children of Thomas6 Collier and Susannah Elizabeth Pinson were as follows:

i Iverson7 , born 9 Feb 1825 in Caswell Co. NC; deceased 16 Aug 1900 in Franklin Co. TX. He married (1) on 4 Oct 1853 in Upshur Co. TX Elizabeth
DEARMORE. He married (2) on 15 Apr 1870 in Upshur Co. TX, Margaret Jane JOHNSON.
Iverson served in Co. D, 2nd Regt, Texas Mounted Volunteers under Lt. Col. John E. Myrick during The Mexican War. He recieved a headright bounty for this service
from the Republic of Texas. During the Civil War, he was a private in Co. I, Edward Clark's 14th Regt of Texas Infantry, enrolled by Capt.W. L. Coppedge on Mar 1, 1862 at
Coffeeville, Upshur Co. TX along with his brother, John Thomas Collier, and his cousin Bartlett Yancey Collier. He was discharged on June 23,1862 under the provisions of the Conscription Act. He later removed to neighboring Franklin County, where he married Margaret Johnson Collier, the widow of Bartlett. In abt 1880 he established the Collier's Chapel Methodist Church in Franklin Co. TX and is buried beside Margaret in the Chapel cemetery. There is a "Citizen of the Republic of Texas" marker on his grave.

Rebecca Elizabeth7 , born abt. 1827 in Caswell Co. NC.
Selena Ellen7 , born abt. 1828 in Caswell Co. NC; She married Matthew DEARMORE.
Mary Ann, born 30 Oct 1835 Giles Co TN; deceased 12 Oct 1904 Upshur Co TX . She married Isaac R. WILLIAMS, born 07 Feb 1834; deceased 07 Dec
1891 Upshur Co TX. Known children were Mills and Amanda.

John Thomas Collier7 , born 1841 in Tippah Co. MS;
deceased 12 Feb 1905 in Upshur Co. TX. He married abt 1861 in Upshur Co TX, (1)Sarah "Sallie" JONES, born abt 1839 in Unknown; deceased bef 1871 in Upshur Co TX. He married abt 1871 in Upshur Co TX, (2) Nancy Ellen WALKER, born abt 1849, TX;deceased 27 Feb 1896 Upshur Co TX. He married abt 1900 in Upshur Co TX, (3)Latissia WILLIAMS, born abt 1880; deceased 16 Nov 1905 Upshur Co TX.
John Thomas had two children by first wife, Sallie: John William and Melissa Ann.
Children by his second wife Nancy were : Ada, Ella, Margaret Leone "Maggie", Bessie,
Anna, Nora, Tommie, & May. (see photo page)
No known children with 3rd wife Latissia.

John served in the Civil War with Edward Clark's 14th Regt. of Infantry, Co.I, enrolled by W.L. Coppedge on Mar 1 1861 at Coffeyville. He was wounded in the shoulder during the War and lost the use of one arm. After the war he received a land grant for 640 acres, but he never located the land. He filed for a Confederate Pension twice, the first application was denied in 1899, the second one, in 1904, was approved.


Children of Thomas6 Collier and Frances Elizabeth Stoker were as follows:

i James B.7 , born 3 Nov 1858 in Upshur Co. TX; deceased 29 Jun 1940 in Upshur Co. TX. He married (1) Anna GUNTER. He married (2) Judy BARNWELL.
53 William Elisha7
Enoch Theophilus7 , born 19 Feb 1863 in Hunt or Upshur Co. TX;deceased 8 Oct 1932 in Upshur Co. TX. He married (1) Amanda Sanders HELMS. He married
(2)Julia JONES.


38. Mary "Polly"6 MEACHAM (Winifred5 Collier, Thomas4, Joseph3, John2, Thomas1), born abt. 1780 in Cumberland Co. NC or Lancaster Co. SC; She married abt. 1800 in Lancaster Co. SC, John COLLIER, born abt. 1775.


Notes for John Collier:
John lived in Lancaster, SC before settling early in Limestone Co. There is no positive evidence that he was a cousin of this line of Colliers, however, in an article on the Colliers in Limestone Co. AL, submitted to the book " The Lure and Lore of Limestone County, Alabama",it is mentioned that "some believe John to have been the son of Jesse Collier and Rebecca Ivey". Jesse Collier was a son of John Collier and Sarah Horton. The info was submitted to the book by a descendant of Joseph Collier and Nancy Meacham. I have not found anything as yet to prove it.


Children of Mary "Polly"6 Meacham and John Collier were as follows:
i William7
Sarah Meacham7 , born abt. 1820 in Limestone Co. AL; deceased aft. 1860 in Giles Co. TN. She married Littleberry G. COLLIER, son of William Collier and
UNKNOWN.



39. Sarah "Sally" A.6 MEACHAM (Winifred5 Collier, Thomas4, Joseph3, John2, Thomas1), born abt. 1804 in Lancaster Co. SC; deceased aft. 1850 in Giles Co. TN. She married William "Billy" PEACE.
Children of Sarah "Sally" A.6 Meacham and William "Billy" Peace were as follows:
i Mildred "Milly" Frances7 , born in Limestone Co. AL; She married on 28 Oct 1847 in Limestone Co. AL, William Edward MALONE.
Hartwell Meacham7 , born 25 Nov 1818; He married on 1 Nov 1837,Catherine SMITH.
Nancy Ann7 , born abt. 1818 in Lancaster Co. SC; She married on 4 Feb 1847, William GREENHAW.
Carline M.7 , born abt. 1819; She married on 7 Jul 1836, Wesley M.GREENHAW.
Martha7 , born abt. 1821; She married on 27 Jan 1838, William MCGUIRE.
William Joshua Butcher7 , born abt. 1823 in Lancaster Co. SC; He married on 1 Nov 1837, Elizabeth BOYD.
Winnie A. H.7 , born abt. 1824; She married in 1836, John Black, JR.
Pleasant A.7 , born abt. 1833; She married on 5 Nov 1857 in AL,Francis E. CHISESTTOFHET.
James C.7 , born abt. 1837 in Limestone Co. AL; He married on 13 Oct 1854 in AL, Mary Elizabeth GREENHAW.
Mark Mitchum7 , born abt. 1838 in Limestone Co. AL; He married on 14 Dec 1867 in AL, Liddy MYERS.
Sarah M.7 , born abt. 1841; She married on 24 Dec 1860 in AL, Jamuel M. HORTEN.

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