Nathaniel Collier & Elizabeth Dickson

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Husband's Name   Nathaniel (Nathan) Collier
 Born:       Abt 1813    Place: Arkansas
 Died:    22 Jan 1858    Place: Pike County, Arkansas
 Married: 02 Aug 1832    Place: Clark County, Arkansas (A-86/87)
 Father:         Martin Collier
 Mother:         Mary Belle Anderson
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Wife's Name      Elizabeth Dickson
 Born:       Abt 1816    Place: Tennessee
 Died:                   Place: 
 Married:    Abt 1859    Place: Pike County, Arkansas
 Spouse:         William W. Box
 Father:         
 Mother:         
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Children
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 1. Sex Name
     F  Sarah Ann Collier
        Born:       Abt 1835    Place: Pike County, Arkansas
        Died:       Bef 1870    Place: Pike County, Arkansas (census)
        Married:    Abt 1850    Place: Pike County, Arkansas
        Spouse:  John Henson
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 2. Sex Name
     F  John Collier
        Born:       Abt 1838    Place: Pike County, Arkansas
        Died:       Bef 1860    Place: Pike County, Arkansas (census)
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Sources of Information: Clark County, Arkansas Marriage Book A, page 86-87;
Census Records: Clark County, Arkansas 1830; Pike County, Arkansas 1840,
1850, 1860, 1870; Pike County, Arkansas Tax Lists; Abstract of Title Book
Prior to 1890, page 302-303.
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                  Clark County, Arkansas Marriage Records
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Territory of Arkansas,
Clark County (&) Township
of Missouri,

I, Isaac White, acting Justice of the Peace, did solemnize the mar(ri)age
(cere)mony between Nathaniel Colyer (Collier) and Alisebeth (Elizabeth)
Dickson on the second day of August 1832.

                              Isaac White, J.P.
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Territory of Arkansas,
County of Clark,

I hereby Certify that the foregoing Certificate of Marriage was this day
produced (to) me in my office and ordered to be Recorded which is duly
done.

Witness my hand as Clerk and Exofficio (recorder for said County) this 25th
day of Sep. (1832).

                              Isaac Ward, Clk.
                            & Exofficio recorder.
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Clark County, Arkansas Marriage Book A, page 86-87.
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                      Pike County, Arkansas Tax Lists
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    Collier, Nathan         1834          Collier, Nathan         1837
    Collier, Nathan         1835          Collier, Nathan         1838
    Collier, Nathan         1836          Collier, Nathan         1839
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                     Pike County, Arkansas Census 1840
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SCHEDULE of the whole number of persons within the division allotted to
Richard L. Wilson.

Head of Household          Males           Females

    Thompson           00 05 10 15 20   00 05 10 15 20
    Township           04 09 14 19 29   04 09 14 19 29

Nathaniel Collier       1  0  0  0  1    1  0  0  0  1
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                      Pike County, Arkansas Tax Lists
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    Collier, Nathan         1840          Collier, Nathan         1845
    Collier, Nathan         1841          Collier, Nathan         1846
    Collier, Nathan'l       1843          Collier, Nathan         1847
    Collier, Nathan         1844
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Pike County, Arkansas Tax Lists, Microfilm, Arkasnas History Commission,
Little Rock, Arkansas.
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                     Pike County, Arkansas Census 1850
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Schedule 1. Free inhabitants in Thompson Township, in the County of Pike,
State of Arkansas, eumerated by me on the 15th day of November, 1850.
William H. Preston, Ass't Marshal.

 190-190   Nathan Collier          37  m                    Arkansas
           Elizabeth               33  f                    Tennessee
           John                    11  m                    Arkansas
           John Henson             23  m                    Kentucky
           Sarah                   15  f                    Arkansas
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                         Estate of Nathan Collier
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Abstract made by an unknown abstractor about 1890 from original records of
Pike County, Arkansas and recorded in Abstract of Title Book Prior to 1890
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Probate Book 1 page 198. September 29th 1858. In Vacation. Jefferson
Collier states and represents that he has this day taken letters of
administration on the estate of Nathan Collier who lately departed this
life in Pike County, Arkansas intestate; that all the immediate heirs of
the deceased are of age and that the personal property of said estate is
liable to be lost &c. He therefore prays for an order to sell said personal
property at public sale October 22, 1858. The prayer of the petitioner is
granted. Probate Book 1 page 213. October Term 1858. Administrator's bond
for $1000 presented and approved. Probate Book 1 page 407. October Term
1859. Administrator files his settlement with said Estate and presented his
resignation as such administrator. Wm. Gilmer sheriff (of) Pike County,
Arkansas is by the Court appointed public administrator de bonis non of
said estate and that he take charge of the same. Probate Book 1 page 420.
Bond for $1000 filed and approved. Probate Book 1 page 445. January Term
1860. William Gilmer as Public administrator of the estate of Nathan
Collier deceased in the matter of the sale of real estate. Came said
administrator de bonis non by his attorney and filed his petition verified
by his affidavit stating and representing to the Court that the claims
allowed against said Estate exceed the Assets now in his hands &c., and he
therefore prays for an order to sell the real estate of the decedent, to
wit: Southwest 1/4 (of the) Northeast 1/4 and Southeast 1/4 (of the)
Northeast 1/4 (of) Section 30, Township 7, Range 25, less the widow's dower
or 1/3, which dower has been assigned her. The prayer of the petitioner is
by Court granted and said Administrator is ordered &c., to sell the 53 (&)
1/3 acres of said land at public sale at the Court House door &c., on April
23, 1860 and to report (the) proceedings therein at (the) next term of this
Court. Probate Book 1 page 446. January Term 1860. William W. Box in right
of his wife Elizabeth Box late Elizabeth Collier widow of Nathan Collier
deceased vs. Wm. Gilmer public administrator (of the) Estate of Nathan
Collier deceased and John Hinson in right of his wife Sarah Ann Hinson born
Collier. Came the said Complainant by his attorney and petitions, supported
by his affidavit, stating and representing that: on or about January 22,
1858 Nathan Collier died &c., leaving as his heir(s) Sarah Ann Hinson the
wife of John Hinson, and John Collier who has since departed this life
without issue, and the wife of this petitioner as his widow; that said
Nathan Collier died seized and possessed of the following described real
estate in Pike County, Arkansas to wit: (the) Southwest 1/4 (of the)
Northeast 1/4 and Southeast 1/4 (of the) Northeast 1/4 (of) Section 30,
Township 7, Range 25 &c. Praying that dower in said premises may be secured
to his said wife &c. Said administrator and John Hinson appear but do not
answer. Prayer of the petitioner granted by the Court and Henry Brewer,
Enos W. Scarborough and Wm. B. Gould are appointed as Commissioners to lay
off said dower of 1/3 interest in said lands. Probate Book 1 page 487.
April Term 1860. Commissioners appointed to assign dower report. They have
assigned and laid off to Elizabeth Box late Elizabeth Collier the following
described part of the South 1/2 (of the) Northeast 1/4 (of) Section 30,
Township 7, Range 25 (West): Commencing at a planted stone in the said
Elizabeth Box's field 80 chains 4 links North of the Southeast corner of
section; thence West 26 chains 17 2/3 links to a stake B.T. Iron (&) Wood
36 links North 55 degrees East; thence North 40 chains 4 links to a stake
B.T. (a) Red Elm 48 chains South 48 degrees East; thence East 26 chains 15
links to a planted stone in said field; thence South 40 chains 4 links to
the beginning corner stone containing (26.17) acres, the section being
short &c. The said report is confirmed by the Court. Date(d) April 6, 1860.
Probate Book 1 page 499. Administrator asks and is granted to July 16, 1860
to sell said real estate. Probate Book 1 page 459. January Term 1860.
(William Gilmer) files final settlement, the same is confirmed in all
things and said administrator is forever discharged.
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Abstract of Title Book Prior to 1890, page 302, 303.
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                     Pike County, Arkansas Census 1860
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Schedule 1. Free inhabitants in Thompson Township in the County of Pike,
State of Arkansas enumerated by me, on the 27th day of June, 1860. W.J.
White, Ass't Marshal. Post Office: Murfreesboro

  88-88    John Henson             33  m     Farmer         Alabama
           S.A. Henson             25  f                    Arkansas
           W.N. Henson              9  m                    Arkansas
           T.J. Henson              1  m                    Arkansas
           Elisabeth Box           18  f                    Mississippi
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Schedule 1. Free inhabitants in Thompson Township in the County of Pike,
State of Arkansas enumerated by me, on the 27th day of June, 1860. W.J.
White, Ass't Marshal. Post Office: Royston
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  97-97    Wm. Box                  47  m     Farmer         Georgia
           Elisabeth Box            44  f                    Tennessee
           Lafayette Brewer         18  m                    Arkansas
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                     Pike County, Arkansas Census 1870
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          Page 232, Thompson Township, Post Office: Murfreesboro

   D-7     William W. Box           57  m w   Farmer         Georgia
           Elizabeth Box            54  f w                  Tennessee
           Wm. N. Henson            19  m w   Farm Laborer   Arkansas
           Thomas J. Henson         11  m w   Farm Laborer   Arkansas
           George W. Henson          9  m w                  Arkansas
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1870 United States Census, Pike County, Arkansas, Dorothy Kennedy Partain,
1986, page 70.
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Jefferson Collier is one who has long been identified with the farming
interests of this section, but he has also used his interests in furthering
all worthy enterprises, and as a result has the confidence, respect and
esteem of his fellow men. He was born on Collier's Creek, in this county,
on June 15, 1820, to Martin and Mary Belle (Anderson) Collier, the former
born in Tennessee and the later in Kentucky, in which State their marriage
nuptials were celebrated. About 1812 they came to what is now Montgomery
County, and settled on Caddo Creek, about twenty miles from any white
settler, but did not remain here long, soon moving to what is now known as
Collier's Creek, where they spent the rest of their lives, the father dying
about 1822 and the mother on August 30, 1861, a member of the Baptist 
Church. For many years their nearest trading post was Little Rock, and
their nearest blacksmith's shop twenty-five miles distant. As it was thirty
miles to a flouring-mill, they often used a mortar instead of making that
long (and as there were no roads at that time), tedious journey. There were
no schools, so the early education of their children was sadly neglected,
and as the husband and father died at an early day, his widow was left with
ten children to care for in this vast wilderness, three or four miles from
any neighbor. She nobly discharged every duty, and her children now "rise
up and call her blessed." Jefferson Collier is the youngest of the family,
and as he received no advantages in his youth, he often felt the need of
it, and after his marriage, began applying himself to his books and thus
obtained a fair education. He was married in August, 1842, to Miss Susanna,
daughter of Thomas and Lydia Markham, natives of Illinois, who came to
Arkansas in a very early day and in 1835, to what is now Montgomery County,
settling above Caddo gap and there passing from life prior to the (Civil)
war. Mrs. Collier was born in Randolph County, Ark., in 1825, and has borne
her husband fifteen children, four sons and seven daughters now living.
When first married he settled on his present farm, which was then an old
abandoned place, and this farm of 270 acres has been his home for nearly
fifty years. He is the oldest native resident of the county, and throughout
his long and useful career here, has kept his name unspotted from the
world. Just after the war he was elected to the State Senate, but did not
qualify.  He served all through the Confederate Army, in a company of
Cavalry, with Capt. William Carroll, and was one of the brave and intrepid
"boys in gray."  He has been a member of the A.F. & A.M. since 1854, being
now a member of New Hope Lodge No. 42. He organized Cedar Glades Lodge, and
Mount Ida Lodge, and for some time served as their worshipful master.  He
and his worthy wife have been citizens who command the respect of all who
know them, and for many years have been members of the Missionary Baptist
Church.  They have lived a happy wedded life of nearly half a century and
are yet in the enjoyment of good health. They have reared a large family to
honorable manhood and womanhood, and the following are those who are living
at the present time: Lydia E. (wife of Thomas White), Charles W. (of
Texas), Harrison R. (the present surveyor of Montgomery County, and one of
its best educators), Alfred M., Margaret (wife of William Robinson),
Arzelia G. (wife of Franklin L. Cash) and Cynthia L. (wife of John J. Peart
of Illinois). John W. Collier died at Camden while serving in the
Confederate Army. Charles also served the Confederate cause. Mr. Collier
was reared in the wilds of this county, and is probably more familiar with
the early history of this county than any other one of its citizen. As an
illustration of the expedients to which the early settlers were sometimes
obliged to resort, Mr. Collier tells of how his mother at one time "knit a
pair of socks, from the wool which she picked from the head of a buffalo,
and sold then to a merchant for a pair of cotton cards. Cards at that time
sold for $10 a pair. The merchant's name was William Barkman. My father was
the first settler on Collier's Creek. He shot a buffalo from his camp-pole,
and I now live within a mile of the same place."
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Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, Montgomery
County, 1890, page 479-480; http://www.rootsweb.com/~armontgo/biosal.htm.
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ID: I1149 
Name: Jefferson COLLIER 
Sex: M 
Birth: Abt 1821 in Arkansas
Father: Martin COLLIER 
Mother: Mary Bell ANDERSON b: Abt 1776 in Kentucky
Marriage 1 Susannah MARKHAM b: Abt 1828 in Arkansas
Married: 5 AUG 1841 in Hot Spring Co., Arkansas
Children:
 1. Charles Wesley COLLIER b: 8 DEC 1847 in Caddo Gap, Montgomery County,
    Arkansas
 2. T. Emeline COLLIER b: Abt 1844
 3. John Wilson COLLIER b: Abt 1845
 4. Harrison R. COLLIER b: Abt SEP 1849
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ID: I626
Name: Charles Wesley COLLIER 
Sex: M 
Birth: 8 DEC 1847 in Caddo Gap, Montgomery County, Arkansas 
Death: 8 JAN 1929 in Bell County, Texas
Father: Jefferson COLLIER b: Abt 1821 in Arkansas 
Mother: Susannah MARKHAM b: Abt 1828 in Arkansas
Marriage 1 Cynthia Ann TWEEDLE b: Abt 1847 in Montgomery County, Arkansas
Married: 27 JUL 1865 in Clark County, Arkansas
Children:
 1. Ida 'Lottie' COLLIER b: 1867 in probably Montgomery County, Arkansas
 2. Ann COLLIER b: 1871 in probably Montgomery County, Arkansas
 3. Clara COLLIER b: 1873 in McClellan County, Texas
Marriage 2 Mary Ann LACKEY
Married: 1875
Children:
 1. Luther COLLIER b: 1876
 2. Thomas O. COLLIER b: 1879
 3. Ellen COLLIER
Marriage 3 Mary Catherine MAY
Married: 1886 in Bell County, Texas
Children:
 1. Ivy Belle COLLIER
 2. Margie Catherine COLLIER
 3. Charles Arthur COLLIER
Marriage 4 Lena Pearl FIELDS b: 23 AUG 1874
Married: 19 OCT 1892 in Bell County, Texas
Children:
 1. Charles Eugene COLLIER b: 27 JUL 1893
 2. Arthur COLLIER b: 11 FEB 1895
 3. Manly COLLIER b: 21 JUL 1896
 4. Mettie O'Dell COLLIER b: 12 JAN 1899
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                   Montgomery County, Arkansas Timeline

1543 DeSoto's expedition reached as far west as Caddo; a statue in Caddo
     Gap commemorates the event.
1803 Louisiana Purchase from the French including Arkansas
1812 Arkansas became part of the Missouri Territory
1812 Martin and Mary Collier settled around Caddo Creek
1817 William Tweedle and son John settled near Caddo Gap
1818 Clark County formed included what was later to be known as Montgomery
     Co.
1819 Arkansas designated a territory
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                      Collier Family Genealogy Forum
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Jackson Martin Collier/Mary B Anderson
Posted by: t d martin (nitramdt@aol.com)
Date: November 05, 1998 19:00:51

Jackson Martin Collier (c.1775 Va-1822 Hot Springs, Ark) married Mary Belle
Anderson (c.1776 Kentucky--8/30/1861 Montgomery Co., Ark.) Their daughter
Lydia married John Wells. Any information on this family?
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Re: Jackson Martin Collier/Mary B Anderson
Posted by: OZELLA CROSS (eocross@juno.com)
Date: December 20, 1998 22:11:35
In Reply to: Jackson Martin Collier/Mary B Anderson by t d martin

Martin Collier was my gggg-grandfather. They came to what is now Montgomery
County, Ark. in 1812 and settled on Caddo creek then moved to what is now
known as Collier's creek. Martin d.1822 and Mary Belle in 1861.
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Martin Collier & Mary Belle Anderson
Posted by: Cindi (tngonnite@aol.com)
Date: March 17, 1999 20:30:42

Looking for information on Jefferson Collier's parents. Jefferson Collier
was born 6-15-1820 in Collier's Creek, Montgomery County, Arkansas. Father
Martin Collier born in Tennessee. Married Mary Belle Anderson in 1805,
Kentucky ... 
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Re: Martin Collier & Mary Belle Anderson
Posted by: OZELLA CROSS (eocross@juno.com)
Date: March 18, 1999 13:08:26
In Reply to: Martin Collier & Mary Belle Anderson by Cindi

Martin Collier was a miller by trade. Moved to Caddo Creek in 1812 then on
to Collier's Creek. He was the first white man to that area, born in Va. in
1775. They had 10 children that were raised by Mary Belle solely. Please
e-mail me for these people are my gggg-grandparents.
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Re: Martin Collier & Mary Belle Anderson
Posted by: Carrie Collier (carriec@austintx.net)
Date: March 19, 1999 12:56:02
In Reply to: Re: Martin Collier & Mary Belle Anderson by OZELLA CROSS

I think these Colliers may be in my direct line also. What are the names of
Jefferson Collier's ... (10 children) ...
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Re: Martin Collier & Mary Belle Anderson
Posted by: Lois White (lois_white@mailcity.com)
Date: October 13, 2000 09:15:50
In Reply to: Re: Martin Collier & Mary Belle Anderson by Carrie Collier

Martin Collier & Mary Belle Anderson are in my line. I have a list of
Jefferson's children, he is my gggrandfather. Do you have any information
on Martin & Mary Belle? ... Do you know who any of their children were? We
know for a fact who three of them are.
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Re: Martin Collier & Mary Belle Anderson
Posted by: T D Martin (nitramdt@aol.com)
Date: May 26, 1999 12:45:19
In Reply to: Martin Collier & Mary Belle Anderson by Cindi

I believe that Martin Collier is found earlier in Augusta co., Va.
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Re: Martin Collier & Mary Belle Anderson
Posted by: Cindi (tngonnite@aol.com)
Date: May 31, 1999 11:54:35
In Reply to: Re: Martin Collier & Mary Belle Anderson by T D Martin

Are they the parents of Jefferson Collier born 6-15-1820 Collier's Creek,
Arkansas? I got my information from the Montgomery Co. (Arkansas) "Our
History Book" ... It said that Martin was born in Tennessee. It could ...
be wrong ...
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Re: Martin Collier & Mary Belle Anderson
Posted by: Lois White (lois_white@mailcity.com)
Date: June 15, 1999 10:18:23
In Reply to: Re: Martin Collier & Mary Belle Anderson by OZELLA CROSS

I have been researching the Collier, Markham, Meredith, White, Whisenhunt
lines from Montgomery Co., Arkansas for several years ... I have a lot of
information and would like to exchange with anyone who is interested.
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Re: Martin Collier & Mary Belle Anderson
Posted by: William R. Price (royjoypric@zianet.com)

Date: September 17, 2000 18:00:08
In Reply to: Re: Martin Collier & Mary Belle Anderson by OZELLA CROSS

Was Betsy Collier, who married Moses Newman, the daughter of Martin Collier
and Mary Belle Anderson? If so, do you have her birth place and birth date.
I will appreciate the information, as I think Betsy Collier is my
g-g-g-greatgrandmother ... Wm R. Price, New Mexico
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Update 11.16.00               David Kelley 2000                FGR-0146.HTM
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