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The COLLETT Family

This was a pioneer family in Randolph and Pendleton. Thomas COLLETT was the first of the name to locate in Pendleton. He had two children, Thomas and Gabriel. Thomas COLLETT lived in Buffalo Hills in Pendleton in 1780. Gabriel COLLETT was constable in Pendleton in 1788. Thomas COLLETT is mentioned among the tithables of Pendleton in 1790. Thomas COLLETT in 1782 rendered a claim for material, food, etc., furnished the American troops in the war of the Revolution. Thomas COLLETT was on the muster rolls of Pendleton in 1794.

Rev. Thomas COLLETT, the pioneer Baptist minister of Randolph, was the son of Thomas COLLETT and perhaps the grandson of Thomas COLLETT. He married Nancy, daughter of Henry PEDRO. Rev. COLLETT died December 31, 1870. His wife Nancy PEDRO COLLETT died during the Civil War.

Parkison COLLETT, son of Rev. Thomas and Nancy (PEDRO) COLLETT, was born in 1828, married 1866, Anzina, daughter of Alba and Emily (WILMOTH) CHENOWETH. Children, Zan, Mittie, Thomas J., Emma, Louise Alba and Florence, who died in infancy.

Mr. COLLETT was in the Confederate service and participated in the battle of Gettysburg and other important engagements. He was First Lieutenant in McCLANINAH'S battery. He was four times assessor of Randolph, twice prior and twice subsequent to the Civil War.

A. J. COLLETT, son of Rev. Thomas and Nancy (PEDRO) COLLETT, was born in 1837, married (1868) Xantippe, daughter of B. W. and Anzina (EARLE) CRAWFORD. Children, Beulah, who married Geo. W. LEONARD; Susan, who married Dr. THOMPSON; Ora, who married Geo. CURTIS; Katherine Ward who married John EMMART; Albert, Bushrod C., and Howard L., and Laura, who is a graduate of Jefferson College Hospital Training School for Nurses, Philadelphia.

Calvin C. COLLETT, born in 1818, son of Rev. Thomas and Nancy (PEDRO) COLLETT, and died in 1880. Married (1859) Louise, daughter of William and Emaline (VANDEVANDER) HYRE. Children, Columbus, Christina, Florence, May, Lena, Birdie and William Thomas.

Alba, son of Parkison and Anzina (CHENOWETH) COLLETT, was born in 1882. On November 20, 1916, he was united in marriage to Nina, daughter of S. N. and Florence A. (BROWN) BOSWORTH. Mr. COLLETT is descended from three prominent pioneer families of Randolph, the COLLETTS, CHENOWETHS and PEDROES. He is at present with the H. L. Manning Drug store, Elkins, West Virginia.

Howard L., son of A. J. and Xantippe (CRAWFORD) COLLETT, was born in 1883. Mr. COLLETT was educated in public schools and Mountain State Business College where he graduated in 1904. For twelve years he has been teller in the Davis Trust Company, Elkins, West Virginia.

Bernard C. COLLETT, son of Solomon and Mary (HILL) COLLETT, was born in 1885, married Bessie, daughter of Martion (sic) WEESE. Children, Russell.

Mr. COLLETT is in the employ of the CRAWFORD and CORROTHERS Lumber Company near Elkins.

Chas. H. COLLETT, son of Solomon and Mary (HILL) COLLETT, was born in _____married Stella Hill, daughter of Geo. and Christina (WEESE) HILL. Children, Richard.

Mr. COLLETT is a foreman for CRAWFORD and CORROTHERS Lumber Company near Elkins.


Source: History of Randolph County by Dr. A. S. Bosworth (Published 1916. Reprinted 1975.) Chapter XVI, Chapter XVI, Pages 319-320, THE COLLETT FAMILY

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