On April 22, 1859 Willis Kirk Collier was born.
The oldest Collier I have traced back is to Isaac and Mary Gaines Collier.
Their son, Michael married an Elizabeth.
Their son, Daniel lived between 1764 and 1835. He died in Adams County, Ohio. He married Elizabeth Prather who was born in Maryland and also died in Ohio.
Thier son, Richard Collier was born in Virginia in 1789 and died in Millstone in 1842. His wife was Mary Caudill the daughter of Matthew S. Caudill and Sarah H. Webb. This couple is my G-G-G-G grandparents. Their daughter and Mary's sister was Susannah Caudill who married Joseph Hampton.
Richard and Mary Caudill Collier had five children: Elizabeth, Stephen, William Dee, Samuel P and Sarah.
William Dee "Willie" Collier married Rebecca Meade. They had nine children: William David, Mary Matilda, Robert, Willis Kirk, Elizabeth, Sarah, Wilburn, James Madison and Samuel Pee.
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