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|Birth||1744||Bellehaven, Virginia [3, 4, 5, 7, 8]|
|Died||31 Mar 1836||Rockcastle Co., Kentucky [3, 4, 5, 7, 9]|
|Person ID||I2579||John Colyer family of Somerset Ky|
|Last Modified||08 Oct 2015|
|Father||John Collier, b. 28 Feb 1706/07, king & queen county va , d. 1759, Colliers Creek, Augusta VA|
|Mother||Elizabeth Meredith, b. BET. 1709 - 1711, Hanover , Virginia|
|Married||1739||Hanover , Virginia|
|Family ID||F462||Group Sheet|
|Family 1||a Taylor|
|Family ID||F260||Group Sheet|
|Family 2||Grizelda Taylor, b. 1754, Bellehaven, Virginia , d. 15 Sep 1846, Lincoln Co., Kentucky|
|Married||1772 [3, 4, 7, 10]|
|Family ID||F075||Group Sheet|
|Photos||Patrick Henry historic sign|
Shows that Patrick Henry, who was namesake of Henry County Virginia, lived on Leatherwood Creek in Henry county, where John Colliar/Colyer received land grant in 1780 for 336 acres.
|Documents||Callaway Family.pdf 1925 by Mrs. A.E. Hart|
The Callaway Family.pdf by Mrs. A.E. Hart. This document is from microfilm in LDS library of research done about 1925. In this excerpt of this work, is information on Colyer family in Virginia. In particular references and information on William Colyar of Washington County Tennessee.
|John Colyers in Washington County TN|
Sorting out all the Colyar, Colyer and Colliers (really same fold many times as names spelled both ways on same documents at times) in Washington County and the John Colyers in particular is difficult. Note that the John Collyer in pension records: Russell county VA was formed from Washington County VA in 1785
|Calloway family work by Mrs. A.E. Hart updated 1934|
Here is an updated version of the Calloway family work by Mrs. A.E. Hart concerning the Colyer family that was done in 1934 and much more information. In particular more references and information on William Colyar of Washington County Tennessee. This work claims that William Colyar took the oath of allegiance with his brothers John, Thomas and Charles in Henry County VA in 1777.
|William Colyar John Colyer Virginia research|
It looks as if several researchers draw on the Calloway document and here (in pdf format) is researchers papers found in Basset Virginia historical library speaking of Collierís of Henry County VA which also show William going to TN and a brother to John Colyer who married Grizzilda Taylor.
|John Collier juror--Jonesborough TN|
John Collier juror: Ruth Brown , wife of Jacob brown law suit, with Andrew Jackson as young lawyer acting in case.
|oath of allegiance|
The Calloway work claims that William Colyar took the oath of allegiance with his brothers John, Thomas and Charles in Henry County VA in 1777. You can see the Virginia Historic Journal listing of Henry County VA Oaths of Allegiance August 30, 1777 where the Collier men sign oath here is pdf format
|John Collier (Colyar) born 1744 Pension papers from National Archive with signed name as Colyar|
Various pieces of correspondence that show that John Collier of 1744 signed his name "Colyar" and other correspondence of folks from National Archives that shows name as Colyar. This further links him to family as this researcher has concluded that he is brother to William Colyar and Alexander Colyar.
|John Collier muster roll showing John Johnstone reported to Col. Collier.|
This is believed to be Salisbury NC based John Collier who was colonel and NOT same as John Collier/Colyar from Henry County Virginia whose page this is on. See Mrs. AE Hart work on John Collier/Colyar born 1744 of Virginia settled in Rockcastle Cty Ky. One Johnstone soldier reporting to Collier was believed to be from Randolph County NC (Ashboro) area based on pension records of wife Rosanna. So may not be same as one from nearby Rowan County. One Captain John Johnstone, also known as Johnston, who was from Rowan County North Carolina (Salisbury) later settled in middle TN by virtue of Revolutionary land grant in what is now known as Brentwood TN south of Nashville. There were several John Johnston's documented in the revolution, but Capt. John Johnston reporting to Col John Collier is believed to be the one from Rowan County NC (Salisbury) who later moved to present day Brentwood TN. No pension for this Capt. Johnston ever done. His son Mathew sold/donated land to build a church about 1802 now called Johnson's Chapel United Methodist church. This is where the creator of this website attends church.
|Letter from War Dept to Mrs. A.E. Hart re: John Colyar|
predecessor to National Archives, the war deptartment replying to colyar researcher in 1925 concerning Revolutionary war record pension for disability of John Collier/Colyar born 1744.
|Collier deed in Henry County Virginia pdf|
thought to be possibly father of William Colyer or brother
|colliar deed land grant 1779 336 acres Henry County VA|
to John Colliar by Thomas Jefferson, possibly John Colyer born 1744 who signs oath of alligience in Henry County. This document referred to in work by Mrs. A. E Hart in 1925-1934
|John Collier info born 1744|
This is images of notes found in VA library of S. Bassett 1880 research compiled from french notes. Shows where A.E. Hart got info on Major John cCollier/Colliar/Colyer of born 1744 of having a wood leg on page 530 of notes. This also a source for associating John Colyer born 1744 with John Collier of Porto Bello plantation
|1810 Rockcastle county Kentucky census|
Colyer, Colyar, Collier, Colliar. Charles Coyer Sr. not on 1810 census. He apparently was still in Pulaski County KY not going to Rockcastle county until after he lost court case in 1810-1811 with future U.S. President Andrew Jackson over 1900 acre land.