6. Sarah4 COLLIER, (Thomas3, John2, Thomas1), b. abt 1695 Surry Co VA; d. 1766
Surry Co VA. She married William MARRIOTT, son of Matthias Marriot and Alyce WARREN.
of Sarah4 Collier and William Marriott were as follows:
7. John4 COLLIER (Thomas3, John2, Thomas1), born abt. 1690 in Surry Co. VA; deceased 1716 in Surry Co. VA. He married
abt. 1713 in Surry Co. VA, Jane THOMAS, born abt. 1690; deceased 1741, daughter of William Thomas and Elizabeth BRAMLEY.
Notes for John Collier
COLLIER, John: Est. - 18 July, 1716. By Jane Collier, in 1718.
Jane Lather and John Lather, admrs. Wit: Thomas Flood, Michael Harris,
Book 7, p. 22.
Notes for Jane Thomas
Jane remarried in July
1716 to John Lather. She filed an inventory of John Collier's estate on July 4, 1716 as Jane Collier, then on July 18, a return
of accounts was filed on the estate by John and Jane Lather. (this name also found as LOTHER)
of John4 Collier and Jane Thomas were as follows:
i John5 , born abt. 1714 in Surry Co. VA; deceased abt
1767 Surry Co VA. He married in Surry Co. VA, Lucy MOORING. ( see note at #15 Thomas Collier)
8. Mary4 COLLIER (John Jr3, John2, Thomas1), born abt. 1697 in Surry Co.
VA; She married Moses JOHNSON, born abt. 1697 in Surry Co. VA; deceased abt. 1761 in Sussex Co. VA.
of Mary4 Collier and Moses Johnson were as follows:
i Lewis 5 , deceased abt. 1786 in Sussex
VA. He married (1) abt. 1763 in Sussex Co. VA Elizabeth
MOORE, deceased 4 Feb 1767, daughter
of Thomas Moore, SR
and Mary UNKNOWN. He married (2) on 3 Dec 1768 in
Sussex Co. VA Mary HERON,
deceased 17 Apr 1771 in Sussex
Co. VA. He married (3) on 16 Sep 1772 in Sussex Co. VA, Lucy EZELL. Lewis
Johnson's will recorded 16 Mar 1786 in Sussex Co. VA.
Elizabeth5, She married Cornelius LOFTIN.
9. William4 COLLIER (John Jr3, John2, Thomas1), born abt. 1699 in Surry Co. VA;
deceased Nov 1759 in Brunswick Co. VA . He probably married abt. 1730 in Surry Co. VA, Sarah BRIGGS, born abt. 1705 in Surry
Co. VA; deceased bef. 1759 in Brunswick Co. VA, daughter of Samuel Briggs.
Notes for William
The will of William Collier, dated 13 Nov 1759, proved 26 Nov 1759, named son-in-law David Lucas and
wife Elizabeth;son Howell Collier;son Nathaniel Collier; son-in-law James Harrison and wife Sarah; sons Moses Collier, Frederick
Collier, Drury Collier and William Collier (under age 18). Sons Howell, Nathaniel and Moses named executors. Witnesses Robert
Lanier, Wm. Green and Mary Collier.
The Briggs family were neighbors to the Colliers in the
Cypress Swamp area of Surry Co. Samuel Briggs' will named his daughter as Sarah Collier (written 26 Mar 1736, proven 21 Sep
1737, Bk 8, ppg 731-732).
The names of some of William's children were not characteristic of the Collier family,
but were names that were distinctive to the Briggs families (i.e. Nathaniel, Howell,etc), plus one of William's daughters
was named Sarah. William and Sarah were of a similar age. Therefore, it is probable that William married Sarah Briggs.
The above conclusion is based on the research of Paul Arnot and when coupled with the will of Samuel Briggs, who named
his daughter as "Sarah Collier", I believe it is probable. However, a researcher of this line has a different theory
as to which Briggs daughter of which family William married and I have done no in-depth research of my own to look into it
yet. If anyone would like more information on this, I will be glad to put you in touch with William's decendant.
William owned land in the Three Creeks area of Surry Co.; said land became part of Brunswick Co when it was formed in
1732, this same land became part of Greensville Co in 1781. His brother,Thomas, and uncle,Charles Lucas also owned patents
in this area.
A wife is not named in William's will.
Children of William4 Collier
and Sarah? Briggs were as follows:
i Elizabeth5 , born abt. 1731 in Surry Co. VA; She married abt.
1758 in Brunswick Co. VA ,David LUCAS.
Howell5 He married (1)
abt 1751 Elizabeth PENNINGTON, possibly died abt 1776 in Mecklenburg Co VA, dau of William and Mary Pennington. He married
(2) in Mecklenburg Co VA, Hannah UNKNOWN.
are online genealogies that say this William married Mary GILBERT, and others that claim he is the William Collier who married
(1)Patty THWEAT and (2) Mary GEE. This is also the info in Paul Arnot's book. If there is a descendant of this William out
there who can help clear this up, please contact me. I have not been able to verify the information either way.
10. Thomas4 COLLIER (John Jr3, John2, Thomas1), born abt. 1700 in Surry Co. VA; deceased 1760 in Brunswick
Co. VA. He married abt. 1723 in Surry Co. VA, Elizabeth REEKS, born abt. 1706 in Isle of Wight Co. VA; deceased aft. 1760
in Brunswick Co VA, daughter of Richard and Faith (Flood) Reeks.
Notes for Thomas Collier:
Will was probated 27 June 1760 Brunswick Co. VA.
I have a copy of this will; I will post an abstract or transcription
at a later time.
Children of Thomas4 Collier and Elizabeth Reeks were as follows:
Hannah5 , born abt. 1729 in Surry Co. VA;She married abt. 1748 in Surry Co. VA, George
Faith5 , born abt. 1731 in Surry Co. VA; She married abt. 1753 in Surry Co. VA, John MOORE.
Benjamin5 , born abt. 1733 in Surry Co. VA;deceased abt. 1785. He married abt. 1756 in Brunswick Co. VA, Martha CRYER.
John5 , born abt. 1736 in Surry Co. VA;deceased 2 Apr 1821 in Madison Co. KY. He
married in 1767in Northampton Co. NC, Mildred "Milley" VAUGHN, born abt.1748 in Surry Co. VA; deceased aft. 1821
in Howard Co. MO,daughter of William and Sarah (UNKNOWN) Vaughn.
Thomas5 , born abt.
1738 in Surry Co. VA.
Martha5 , born abt. 1739 in Surry Co. VA.
William5 , born abt.
1743 in Surry Co. VA.
11. John4 COLLIER (Joseph3, John2, Thomas1), born abt.
1699 in VA; deceased abt. 1768 in Brunswick Co. VA . He married Sarah HORTON, born abt. 1708 in Surry Co. VA, daughter of
Daniel and Martha (Timms) Horton.
NOTE: A descendant of this John Collier believes that Paul Arnot mistakenly
included him in the Surry Co Colliers, and subsequently other researchers, including myself, have done the same. Leroy Collier,
who wrote a book called "Some Collier Families - Descendants of John Collier and Sarah Horton" in 1991, sent me
the following information:
Deed Book 8, pg. 775 dated 7 Dec. 1738 -John Collier of the Province of North Carolina,
sold to Henry Berry--- 100 acres of land, part of a certain tract of land granted to his father---
willed by Joseph Collier to his son, John Collier--beginning at a pocosin -Caleb Ellis Line--- Signed--- John Collier
This definitely puts John, the son of Joseph Collier, in Bertie Precinct NC in 1738.(part of Bertie Prct was later
Northampton Co NC.)The will of Joseph Collier left his son John 100 acres that was bounded by the "Caleb Ellis line".
Now the question is, was he still there in 1741 ? More information from Leroy is that the John Collier who married Sarah Horton
bought from William Gower and his wife,200 acres on the north side of Three Creeks Reedy Branch and the deed states this John
was "of Prince George Co VA"(Deed Bk K,pg 122, Brunswick Co VA, Nov 30 1741) I should note here that even if he
turns out not to have been the son of Joseph Collier and Jean Halso, he may still have been related. Brunswick Co was Prince
George Co, Isle of Wight and Surry Co VA bef 1720, so this John may not have been that far away from the other Colliers to
begin with. Prince George Co VA was formed from part of Charles City Co, and there is a known connection of Joseph's father
John to an Edward Collier of Charles City Co, so the Colliers in those counties may well have been related. And there were
other Colliers in the Surry Co family who owned land on Three Creeks and Reedy Branch, including 2 sons of Joseph's brother,
John Collier Jr. For now I will leave the lineage of John Collier/Sarah Horton on this page until further research is done
to track the John who was in Bertie Prct in 1738 and make sure he did not leave NC and move to Prince George Co VA before
1741. I may move the info on John/Sarah to a page of its own at a later date.
I have not found a John Collier who might
have been Joseph's son in Northampton Co while researching my own line of Colliers who were there, but will check the other
counties in the area. If anyone would like to contact Leroy Collier for more information, or to obtain a copy of his book
on their descendants, I will gladly put you in touch.
Children of John4 Collier and Sarah Horton
were as follows:
19 Doctor Whitaker5
Joseph4 COLLIER (Joseph3, John2, Thomas1), born abt. 1700 in Surry Co. VA; deceased 1768 in Northampton Co. NC. He married
abt. 1735 in Surry Co. VA, Sarah UNKNOWN.
Notes for Joseph Collier
Will # 110,
recorded Northampton Co. NC Will Bk 1, pg 173
Joseph Collier, 2 Aug 1768 , proved March Court 1769.
Sons Joshua, Also, Moses, daughter Winney, wife Sarah.
Extrs; Moses and Sarah.
______, John Mitchell, William Robinson,Jr.
Children of Joseph4 Collier and Sarah UNKNOWN were
13. *Thomas4 COLLIER (Joseph3, John2, Thomas1), born
abt. 1715/18 in Surry Co. VA; deceased abt. 1805 in Northampton Co. NC. He married Elizabeth UNKNOWN, born abt. 1720; deceased
aft. 1784 in Northampton Co. NC.
Notes for Thomas Collier:
His wife Elizabeth may
have been a MOSS, dau of William Moss,who died in Surry Co VA in 1732, but this is not proven.
From the book
by Margaret M. Hofmann NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
1759-1808 GENEALOGICAL ABSTRACTS OF WILLS copyright
Will Book Two, 1792- 1808
Will 593 pg. 351 Thomas Collier 26 June 1797
To my son WILLIAM COLLIER land and plantation whereon I now live.
To my daughter AGNES
MASSEY 1 feather bed,etc.to my son JOSEPH COLLIER 1 large pot and hook. To the heirs of my daughter SILVEY ELLIS 5 shillings.
All my estate not already given away to be equally divided
6 children : JOSEPH, JESSE,
FREDERICK and WILLIAM COLLIER and AGNES MASSEY AND WINFRED MEACHAM.
Extr : my son JOSEPH COLLIER
: CHARLES MALONE, JOHN MASSEY X his mark
(probate indicates Extr. refused to qualify)
Thomas is found in the Tax Lists for Northampton Co. NC 1784-87 listed as 'over age 60', there is one female in the household,
presumed to be his wife.
The children of Thomas4 Collier and Elizabeth (Moss?) were as follows:
i Agnes5 "Aggy", She married John MASSEY.
26 Jan 1757 Brunswick Co VA;died before 1830 in Humphreys or Dickson Co TN. He married abt 1784 in Northampton Co NC,Frances
MEACHAM, born 1768, probably VA; died after 1850 Dickson Co TN, a daughter of Henry Meacham JR and wife Ann. Francis was the
sister of Nancy Meacham who married Frederick's brother Joseph, and of Mark Meacham who married his sister Winifred.
Sylvie5, She married unknown ELLIS.