Facts and Events
John Collier was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 135.--Same (28th November, 1751. From James Patton) to John Collier, 81 acres ditto. Collier's line.
- Page 164.--14th August, 1759. Michael Finney and Catherine to John Colier (Collier), £5, 106 acres in Forks of James. Delivered: James Davis, September, 1762.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 729.--23d May, 1750. John Collier and Sisely to William Hall. Delivered: Jos. Hall February, 1755. 212 acres on Buffalo Creek whereon John now lives The Shipp Rock; corner Arthur Brown. Teste: Tobias Smith, William Lusk, Patrick Deavis.
- Page 215.--18th September, 1759. John ( ) Coyler (Coyler, Collier, Colyer) and Sisely ( ) to Robert Huston, £25, 95 acres on a branch of Bufflow Creek called Colyer's Creek patented to John, 16th June, 1756, on creek; corner Jno. Summers. Teste: Wm. Lusk, John ( ) Alleson, John McClung.
- Page 255.--21st September, 1759. John ( ) Colyer and Sisely ( ) to Jno. Summers, £8.10.0, 44 acres on Colyer's Creek of Buffelow, part of 277 acres patented to Collier, 16th June, 1756; corner John Colyer; corner Robert Huston. Teste: Alexander Collyer, James ( ) Davis, James McBride. Delivered: T. Smith, April, 1768.
- Page 588.--15th April, 1764. John Collier and Sicilly to Moses Collier, £5, 106 acres in Fork of James.
Will & Estate Records of John Collier
- Page 347.--19th June, 1764. Augustine Price and Fredk. Ermantrout's bond (with Jacob Nicholas), as administratrix of Jno. Collier.
- Page 403.--27th October, 1760. John Colyer's will--To wife Sisley; to son Alexander, 400 acres adjoining James Davis; to son John, place testator now lives on (infant); to son Moses, tract called Boyd's Entry; to son Aaron; to son (daughter?) Margaret. Executors, wife Sisley and James Gilmore. Teste: Jno. Summers, Jno. Wiley. Proved, 20th August, 1765, by the witnesses. Cicely (her mark ) qualifies, with Jas. Trimble, John Summers.
- Page 423.--34th September, 1765. Appraisement (by Peter Wallace, Jas. Bets, Wm. McKee) of John Collier's estate, recorded.
Processioning List of 1760
- "Processioning" was the process or periodically reviewing and agreeing upon property lines between settlers. Processioning Lists can be useful in determining the area of a settler and the neighboring settlers at a specific time period:
- Page 290.--1760: Processioned by _____ ? _____: For Robert Hamilton, for John Collier, for James Davis, for James Moore, for John Hanna, for Henry Kirkham, for Robert Young, for David Wallace, for Robert Erwm, for John McKey, for Hugh Cunningham, for John Gilmer, for Wm. McChime (McCune), for John Beatty, for Francis McCown, for John McCown, for Anne Long, for William Gilmer, for Adam Thompson, for Samuel Kinkead, for John Campbell, for Thomas Piery, for Maj. John Brown, for Robert Young, for James Young, for Samuel Young, for Hugh Young, for Robert Allen, for William Martain, for John Jamison, for Samuel Wallace, for Maurice Ofreel, for Robert Philips, for John Trimble.
Records of John Collier in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Page 258.--7th May, 1751. James Young, miller and plantationer, to Sarah McMurtry, £400, marriage contract. To be married according to rules of Church of Scotland. Sarah was a widow with children. Patrick, son of James. Teste: John Collyer, Wm. Brown. Proved and recorded, 20th Novembtr, 1755. Delivered: John Low, May, 1758.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 21, 1753. - (415) Joseph Long and James Young, overseers, with Robert Young, Joseph Long, Samuel Gibson, Solomon Whitley, John Collier, William Hall, Gilbert Crawford, George Gibson, John Ruckman, Thomas Burton, Wm. Wadington, Wm. Brown, James Moore, John Hanna, James Huston, Wm. Todd, James Bats, James Todd, James Young, Patrick Young, John Carr and James Campbell--keep the road from Joseph Long's Mill to James Young's Mill, thence to the Great Road on James Thompson's Plantation.
- Page 5.--22th November, 1753. Thomas Reedy's bond as administrator of John Richman, with sureties John Collier, William Hall.
- Vol. 1 - ORIGINAL PETITIONS - 1753-1754 (Part 1). - Petition for road from Joseph Long's mill to James Young's mill and by William Hall's, on the North River, and into the Great Road on James Thompson's plantation. It is our course to meeting, mill and market. John Carr, James Campbell, Robert Young, Joseph Long, Samuel Gibson, Solomon Whitly, John Collyer, William Hall, Gilbert Crawford, George Gibson, John Ruckman, James Barton, William Waddington, William Brown, James Moore, John Hanna, James Hutton, William Todd, James Bates, James Footd, James Young, Patrick Young.
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1756 (B). - Hall vs. Fleming.--Deposition of John Collyer. William Hall was Collyer's brother-in-law. William Hall's wife said that she took in John Fleming, the defendant's (William Fleming) son for charity at the time he had the smallpox.
- Page 203.--17th February, 1758. Colonel James Patton's estate; appraised by Thomas Stewart, John Ramsey, Edward Hall. List of bonds, bills, &c., due the estate: John Collier, __ _____, ____; (listed among many other).
- Page 167.--13th April, 1759. William ( ) Hall and Margaret ( ) of County, North Carolina, to James Davis, £40, 212 acres on a branch of Buffelo Creek joining Jno. Collier's land; 3 white oaks by the Ship Rock; corner Arthur Brown. Teste: Wm. Davis, Henry H. Kerkham, James Campbell. Delivered: Jno. Low by your order, September, 1761, (Above conveyed to Wm. Hill by John Collier and Sise!y, his wife, 22d May, 1750.) (Note: William Hall was the brother-in-law of John Collier).
- Page 352.--18th March, 1760. Hugh Cunningham's bond (with John Gilmore, Jno. Collier, Jas. Gilmore) as administrator of Jacob Cunningham.
- Page 16.--4th April, 1761. Patrick Young's will--Wife, Esibala (Isabella) and Joseph Walker, executors; son, James; 3 daughters, Sarah, Jannet and Allas. Teste: Wm. Hall, Jas. Campbell, Saml. McMurty. Proved, 19th May, 1761, by the witnesses. Executors qualify, with John Bowyer, Jno. Collier, James McKee. Isabella's mark ( ).
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 19, 1762. - (291) Alexr. and John Collier, Saml. Lindsay, James Clemons--jurors.
- Page 196.--18th November, 1762. Joseph Walker and Isabella Young's settlement of estate of Patrick Young. Recorded. Paid John Law, Jno. Taylor, Thos. Stuart, Jno. Hall and Saml. McMurty, James Todd, Gilbert Crawford, Stephen Orson, Jno. Hickman, David Dryden, Hugh Cunningham, Ro. McElhenny, Wm. Hall. Sale bill to Jno. Collier. Jas. Davis, Andrew Hall, Jas. O'Bryan, Saml. McMurty, Geo. Gibson, Isabella Young.
- Page 237.--(17th August, 1769. The estate of Col. James Patton, Dr) - By cash from, viz (apparently in payment of piece of land belonging to Col. Patton's estate): Jno. Collier (listed among many others)
Possible relation to William Collier
John Collier MAY be related in some way to William Collier, the hunter and trapper listed in the following record (research necessary to determine any relationship):
- Vol. 2 - Simon Eli vs. Robert and William Davis and Alexr. Wiley--O. S. 36; N. S. 12--Bill 27th October, 1800. In 1771 William McGhee (McGaughey) made a settlement in the Turkey Cove in Powell's Valley in present Lee County, and obtained a certificate from the Commissioners in 1779. James Arbuckle as adsignee of Jephtha Messay also obtained a certificate for lands adjoining settled in 1776 which was transferred to defendants. Vincent Hobbs deposes that he first became acquainted with the lands in 1773, and he moved his family into the Cove in 1780 and found Rachel Arbuckle and her family there on a tract she claimed by Jeptha Messay's improvement. In the Spring following all the families moved away because of the Indians being troublesome. John Thompson deposes that in February, 1778, he came to the Turkey Cove to look at a tract he expected to buy. Joseph Head's deposition: Peter Cloud first began to improve the land. Thomas Berry deposed that he knew of McGehee's improvement in 1771. William Collier deposes that in the winter and spring preceding Christian's campaign he remained at the Camp of Thomas Lovelady. William was a hunter and trapper. Thomas Sowers, now called Soward, came in with Messey. The Indians became troublesome and the people had to leave.
Information on John Collier
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.