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Descendants of John Collier

Generation No. 1

1.  JOHN1 COLLIER was born 1719 in Augusta, Va, and died Bef. August 20, 1765.  He married CECELIA (SISELY) HALL.  She died Aft. August 20, 1765.

Notes for JOHN COLLIER:
His will was proved 20 Aug 1765 at Augusta Co, Va. Will lists children Alexander, John, Moses, Aaron and Margaret and wife Sisley as executor - "Chronicles of the Scotch Irish Settlement of Virginia" by Lyman Chalkey. Will Book No 3, pg 403. 27 Oct 1760. In the same document, pgs 215 and 255 refer to land patented to John Colyer on 16 Jun 1756. This would be a Virginia patent.
    
Children of JOHN COLLIER and CECELIA HALL are:
    i.    MARGARET2 COLLIER.
2.    ii.    ALEXANDER COLLIER, b. 1742, Augusta, Va.
3.    iii.    MOSES COLLIER, b. 1744; d. Bef. 1810.
    iv.    JOHN COLLIER, b. 1748; d. Aft. 1810.

Notes for JOHN COLLIER:
He is enumerated as age over 45 with his brother Aaron in the 1810 Garrard Co census.

4.    v.    AARON COLLIER, b. January 15, 1759; d. 1788, Lincoln, Ky.


Generation No. 2

2.  ALEXANDER2 COLLIER (JOHN
1) was born 1742 in Augusta, Va.  He married SARAH.  She was born in Va.

Notes for ALEXANDER COLLIER:
Birth Place and family relationship from "Abstracts of Wills of Augusta Co., Virginia, Augusta County Court Will Book No 4." Abstracted in "Vital Statistics of Garrard Co, Ky - Births- Marriages - Deaths 1852-1859 1874-1878" by Bill and Kathy Vockery - Alexander Collier was of Pa.

An Alexander Collier was one of three sworn appraisers of the estate of James Crutchfield in Lincoln Co, Ky in 1788.

He and Sarah sold land on Sugar Creek in Lincoln Co, Va on 21 Jul 1789. On 15 Nov 1796, Alex and Sarah sold 107 acres to Robert Collier.

In 1812 Alexander Colyier sold 134 acres of land in Garrard Co, Ky on Sugar Cr to son Aaron.

On 15 Jan 1839, John and Jane Huffman sold their interest in a land patent on Sugar Creek that they had inherited from William Huffman and Moses Collier. William Huffman and Moses Collier had inherited the interest in the land patent from Alexander Collier. They sold to Aaron Collier, Jr

Notes for SARAH:
Birth place and family relationship from Aaron Collier grave marker, Paint Lick Cemetery, Garrard Co, Ky.
    
Children of ALEXANDER COLLIER and SARAH are:
5.    i.    JACOB F3 COLLIER, d. May 1834, Garrard, Ky.
6.    ii.    ROBERT COLLIER, b. Abt. 1767, Augusta, Va; d. 1833, Garrard, Ky.
    iii.    JOHN COLLIER, b. Abt. 1768, Augusta, Va.

Notes for JOHN COLLIER:
Father, Alexander sold John 12 1/2 acres of land on Sugar Cr in 1809. There is a John Collier, age over 45, enumerated in the 1810 Garrard Co, Ky census, pg 236 . Also enumerated in adjacent households are Robert, Moses, and  James Collier.  A William Collier is enumerated on pg 205.

    iv.    JAMES COLLIER, b. June 03, 1769, Botetourt, Va; d. September 14, 1841, Bartholomew, In; m. NANCY BALLEW, January 25, 1796, Lincoln, Ky.

Notes for JAMES COLLIER:
There is a James Collier,  age 26-45, enumerated in the 1810 Garrard Co, Ky., pg 236.  Also enumerated adjacent to James are  brothers Moses, Robert and John. Father, Alexander sold James 85  acres of land on Sugar Cr in 1809. James and his wife seem to have divided the land and sold to brothers John and Robert in 1813. They may have left for Indiana about then.

    v.    MOSES COLLIER, b. Abt. 1770, Botetourt, Va; d. Abt. 1850, Garrard, Ky.

Notes for MOSES COLLIER:
In the 1810 census for Garrard Co he is 26-40 yrs old with wife  of same age bracket. He has 2 sons and 1 daughter 10-16 yrs and 2 sons and 1 daughter 10yrs and under. In the 1840 Garrard Co, Ky census he is enumerates as 1 male 60-70, 2 males under 5, 1 female 60-70 and 1 female 30-40. The younger female and young males are probably his daughter and her sons. He is taxed on 200 acres of land in Garrard Co on Sugar Creek in 1840 - 43.

On 15 Jan 1839, John and Jane Huffman sold their interest in a land patent on Sugar Creek that they had inherited from William Huffman and Moses Collier. William Huffman and Moses Collier had inherited the interest in the land patent from Alexander Collier. They sold to Aaron Collier, Jr.

There is a Moses Collier burried at The Moses Collier Cemetery across fro the Hyattsville Bapt. Church, Hwy 52, Lancaster Quadrangle, Garrard Co, Ky. Moses b.10-23-1775 - d. 11-05-1855. From Anna Ash e mail 23 Aug 2002.

    vi.    ALEXANDER COLLIER, b. Abt. 1782, Lincoln, Ky; d. 1833, Garrard, Ky; m. MARY (POLLY) STONE, September 27, 1809, Garrard, Ky; b. 1783, Boyle, Ky; d. September 18, 1858, Garrard, Ky.

Notes for ALEXANDER COLLIER:
He may have married Jane Scott. A marriage bond was made 26 Aug 1817 for Alexander Collier and Jane Scott. He died of Cholera

Notes for MARY (POLLY) STONE:
She was the widow of Henry Mounts. Birth, death and parent from  "Vital statistics of Garrard co, Ky - Births- Marriages - Deaths 1852-1859 1874-1878" by Bill and Kathy Vockery, pg 149.

7.    vii.    AARON COLLIER, b. 1787, Ky; d. December 14, 1860, Ky.


3.  MOSES
2 COLLIER (JOHN1) was born 1744, and died Bef. 1810.  He married RUTH WHITLEY.  

Notes for MOSES COLLIER:
His son, Moses, is enumerated in the 1810 Garrard Co, Ky census and Moses is presumed dead by then.
    
Children of MOSES COLLIER and RUTH WHITLEY are:
    i.    MOSES3 COLLIER, JR.

Notes for MOSES COLLIER, JR:
Family relationship from Brenda Hamilton Hoots posting #360 at Genealogy.com Collier Surname Forum.

There is a Moses Collier burried at The Moses Collier Cemetery across from the Hyattsville Bapt. Church, Hwy 52, Lancaster Quadrangle, Garrard Co, Ky. Moses b.10-23-1775 - d. 11-05-1855. From Anna Ash e mail 23 Aug 2002.

    ii.    CECILIA COLLIER, b. February 13, 1770; m. JAMES HAMILTON, July 21, 1789, Lincolnm, Ky.

Notes for CECILIA COLLIER:
Birth  and marriage data from Brenda Hamilton Hoots posting 360 at Genealogy.com Collier Surname Forum


4.  AARON
2 COLLIER (JOHN1) was born January 15, 1759, and died 1788 in Lincoln, Ky.  He married ELIZABETH.  

Notes for AARON COLLIER:
His estate was appraised in Aug 1788 in Lincoln Co, Ky and recorded 21 Jul 1789 at Lincoln Co, Ky. Margaret Collier and William Parks were Administrators
    
Child of AARON COLLIER and ELIZABETH is:
    i.    MARY3 COLLIER.


Generation No. 3

5.  JACOB F
3 COLLIER (ALEXANDER2, JOHN1) died May 1834 in Garrard, Ky.  He married SARAH R HOLTSCLAW September 20, 1820 in Garrard, Ky.  
    
Children of JACOB COLLIER and SARAH HOLTSCLAW are:
    i.    BENJAMIN G
4 COLLIER.

Notes for BENJAMIN G COLLIER:
Family relationship from the 31 Oct 1840 land purchase on Sugar Creek in Garrard Co, Ky by the heirs of Jacob Collier from William and Margaret Marksbury.

    ii.    JOHN F COLLIER.

Notes for JOHN F COLLIER:
Family relationship from the 31 Oct 1840 land purchase on Sugar Creek in Garrard Co, Ky by the heirs of Jacob Collier from William and Margaret Marksbury.

    iii.    SUSAN ELLEN COLLIER, m. MERRIMAN JOHNSON, August 31, 1846, Garrard, Ky.

Notes for SUSAN ELLEN COLLIER:
Family relationship from the 31 Oct 1840 land purchase on Sugar Creek in Garrard Co, Ky by the heirs of Jacob Collier from William and Margaret Marksbury.

    iv.    SARAH ANN F COLLIER, b. March 13, 1831.

Notes for SARAH ANN F COLLIER:
Family relationship from the 31 Oct 1840 land purchase on Sugar Creek in Garrard Co, Ky by the heirs of Jacob Collier from William and Margaret Marksbury.

    v.    MARTHA JANE COLLIER, b. March 05, 1833.

Notes for MARTHA JANE COLLIER:
Family relationship from the 31 Oct 1840 land purchase on Sugar Creek in Garrard Co, Ky by the heirs of Jacob Collier from William and Margaret Marksbury.


6.  ROBERT
3 COLLIER (ALEXANDER2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1767 in Augusta, Va, and died 1833 in Garrard, Ky.  He married REBECCA CAMPBELL March 09, 1789 in Lincoln, Ky.  She died January 12, 1840 in Garrard, Ky.

Notes for ROBERT COLLIER:
There is a Robert Collier, age 26-45, enumerated in the 1810 Garrard Co, Ky census, pg 236 . Also enumerated in adjacent households are Moses, James and John. William is on pg 205.

Robert died of Cholera abt 1833.
    
Children of ROBERT COLLIER and REBECCA CAMPBELL are:
    i.    MARTHA (PATSY)
4 COLLIER, b. September 09, 1791, Sugar Creek, Garrard, Ky; d. 1861, Garrard, Ky; m. MICHAEL RAY, September 28, 1812, Garrard, Ky; b. 1792.
    ii.    ALEXANDER COLLIER, b. October 10, 1793, Sugar Creek, Garrard, Ky; d. February 15, 1857; m. REBECCA JANE (JENNY) SCOTT, August 26, 1817, Garrard, Ky; b. Abt. 1797; d. May 17, 1853, Garrard, Ky.

Notes for ALEXANDER COLLIER:
There is an Alexander Collier burried in a Collier Cemetery on the Alvin Howard farm near Sad Rd, Buckeye Quadrangle, Garrard Co, Ky. Listed is  Alexander  b. 1793, d. 1857. Possible sons also burried with Alexander are William 1833 - 1870 and Robert with no date. Robert was a Capt in the Civil War. From Anna Ash e mail 23 Aug 2002.

More About ALEXANDER COLLIER:
Burial: Collier Cemetery, Garrard, Ky

Notes for REBECCA JANE (JENNY) SCOTT:
Death and family relationship from Vital Statistics of Garrard County, Ky. by Bill and Kathy Vockery

    iii.    SARAH (SALLY) COLLIER, b. September 05, 1800, Sugar Creek, Garrard, Ky; m. JOSEPH SCOTT, January 1815, Garrard, Ky.
    iv.    HIRAM COLLIER, b. December 19, 1802, Sugar Creek, Garrard, Ky; d. May 08, 1856, Garrard, Ky; m. (1) ELIZABETH HUFFMAN, September 01, 1827, Mercer, Ky; m. (2) MARGARET ANN MARKSBURY, March 02, 1841, Sugar Creek, Garrard, Ky.

Notes for HIRAM COLLIER:
Death and family relationship from Vital Statistics of Garrard County, Ky. by Bill and Kathy Vockery

Notes for MARGARET ANN MARKSBURY:
A Margaret Marksbury was a party in 1840 to a land sale on Sugar Creek, Garrard Co, Ky to the heirs of Jacob Collier. At that time she was the wife of William Marksbiry. This may be the Margaret Marksbury that married Hiram Collier. Hiram was a cousin of the heirs of Jacob Collier.

    v.    MELINDA COLLIER, b. October 21, 1804; m. JAMES HARRIS, December 04, 1822.


7.  AARON
3 COLLIER (ALEXANDER2, JOHN1) was born 1787 in Ky, and died December 14, 1860 in Ky.  He married MIRIAM CRUTCHFIELD August 29, 1808 in Garrard, Ky.  She was born 1783 in NC, and died May 01, 1860 in Ky.

Notes for AARON COLLIER:
Birth and death from Paint Lick Cemetery. Birth and family relationship from 1850 Garrard Co, Ky census.

In the 1810 Garrard Co, Ky census an Aaron Collier is enumerated. Assuming he is the male of that household aged 16-26;  his father, Alexander, over 46 may have lived with Aaron's family. In addition, there is 1 male under 10, 1 male 10-16 and 1 female 16-26 (Mariam Crutchfield). Since Aaron and Miriam married in 1808 the male under 10 is possibly Aaron, Jr. The male 10-16 doesn't fit as a child of Aaron and Miriam, and he may be a reative. The girls Louisa and Sylvia were born after the 1810 census.

In 1812 Alexander Colyier sold 134 acres of land in Garrard Co, Ky on Sugar Cr to son Aaron.

Aaron and Miriam sold various parcels of land on Sugar Creek, Garrard Co,  between 1814 and  1852.

In the 1830 Garrard census Aaron is 40-50 with one male 20-30, 1 male 15-20 and 1 male 10-15. Miriam is in the 40-50 bracket with 1 female 20-30, 2 at 15-20, 1 at 10-15 and 1 at 5-10. These ages match for Aaron 43, Miriam 47, Louisa 18 and Sylvia 17

In the 1850 census Aaron is listed as born in Ky.

More About AARON COLLIER:
Burial: Paint Lick Cemetery, Garrard, Ky

Notes for MIRIAM CRUTCHFIELD:
Birth and family relationship from 1850 Garrard Co, Ky census. She died in 1860 of consumption. She was born in NC and the daughter of John and Sylvia Crutchfield of NJ. From Vital Statistics of Garrard Co, Ky, Births - Marriages - Deaths, 1852-59, 1874 -78 compiled by Bill and Kathy Vockery for the Garrard Co. Hist. Soc.

More About MIRIAM CRUTCHFIELD:
Burial: Paint Lick Cemetery, Garrard, Ky

Marriage Notes for AARON COLLIER and MIRIAM CRUTCHFIELD:
Census records of 1820 and 1830 indicate that Aaron and Miriam had 3 sons and 5 daughters.
    
Children of AARON COLLIER and MIRIAM CRUTCHFIELD are:
    i.    LOUISA
4 COLLIER, b. Abt. 1812.

Notes for LOUISA COLLIER:
Birth and family relationship from 1850 Garrard Co, Ky census. She is 38 and still with her parents.

8.    ii.    SYLVIA COLLIER, b. 1813, Ky; d. 1906, Ky.


Generation No. 4

8.  SYLVIA
4 COLLIER (AARON3, ALEXANDER2, JOHN1) was born 1813 in Ky, and died 1906 in Ky.  She married SAMUEL AUSTIN October 29, 1834 in Garrard, Ky.  He was born Bet. 1796 - 1800 in Ky, and died 1871.

Notes for SYLVIA COLLIER:
Birth and family relationship from 1850 Garrard Co, Ky census. She is 37 in that census. Burrial info from tombstone and from Garrard County Cemeteries, Paint Lick Cemetery. Frankfort, Ky History Center. She may have been named for her maternal grandmother, Sylvia Nichols.

More About SYLVIA COLLIER:
Burial: Paint Lick Cemetery, Garrard, Ky

Notes for SAMUEL AUSTIN:
Birth and family relationship from pg 271 of the 1850 Garrard Co, Ky census. He is 50 in that census. Possible mother, Jane Austin , age 75 is living next door with Almira, age 16 an Elizabeth J, age 5. These may be daughters of Samuel and Sylvia.

Burrial info from tombstone and from Garrard County Cemeteries, Paint Lick Cemetery. Frankfort, Ky History Center.

More About SAMUEL AUSTIN:
Burial: Paint Lick Cemetery, Garrard, Ky
    
Children of SYLVIA COLLIER and SAMUEL AUSTIN are:
    i.    LOUISA5 AUSTIN, b. Abt. 1839, Ky.
    ii.    AARON C AUSTIN, b. Abt. 1842, Ky.

Notes for AARON C AUSTIN:
Birth and family relationship from 1850 Garrard Co, Ky census. He may be named after his grandfather Aaron Collier.

    iii.    MIRIAM AUSTIN, b. Abt. 1847, Ky.

Notes for MIRIAM AUSTIN:
Birth and family relationship from 1850 Garrard Co, Ky census. She may be named after her grandmother Miriam Crutchfield Collier.

    iv.    THOMAS AUSTIN, b. Abt. 1849, Ky; m. (1) MOLLIE A; m. (2) REBECCA J; b. 1838; d. 1881.

Notes for THOMAS AUSTIN:
Birth and family relationship from 1850 Garrard Co, Ky census

Notes for MOLLIE A:
From Garrard county Cemeteries, Paint Lick Cemetery. Frankfort Ky History Center.

More About REBECCA J:
Burial: Paint Lick Cemetery, Garrard, Ky

    v.    JAMES W AUSTIN, b. Abt. 1849, Ky.

Notes for JAMES W AUSTIN:
Birth and family relationship from 1850 Garrard Co, Ky census