William Randolph "Randall" Collier
and Frances Harrison

William Randolph Collier b 31 Jul 1797 Grayson Co VA d 26 Sept 1878 (or 1873) Colliers Creek, Letcher Co KY; s/o William Randolph Collier and Catherine Roberts. William Randolph Collier m. 1819 to Frances Harrison b 14 May 1797 VA d 27 Nov 1872; d/o John Tobias Harrison and Mary Ann Fields. (Frances Harrison was 2nd cousin of President William H. Harrison - according to Bob Lewis bgky@bellsouth.net). (1850 Letcher Co KY Census and 1860 Letcher Co KY Census). Children of William Randolph "Randall" Collier and Frances Harrison;

1. Preston Hamilton Collier b 6 Feb 1818 VA d 29 May 1864 St Louis MO; buried Collier Cemetery, Jakes Prairie, Crawford Co MO; m. 28 Feb 1839 Big Stone Gap VA to Rebecca Sherill Richmond b 28 Oct 1822 Winchester, Franklin Co TN d 31 Jan 1907 Bridgeport, Wise Co TX; d/o Isaac Richmond and Esther Louise Osborne.

2. Dianah Collier b 22 Sept 1820 Scott Co VA d 14 Sept 1890 Letcher Co KY; m. 7 Jul 1837 to Joseph E Day b 14 Feb 1817 d 6 Oct 1884 Letcher Co KY s/o John Nathan Day and Letitia Blair.

3. James Collier b about 1823 d 3 Mar 1865 St Louis MO of typhoid fever; m. 4 Nov 1844 Perry Co KY to Elizabeth Cornett b 1827 Perry Co KY d Apr 1875 MO; d/o Archibald Cornett and Judy "Juda" McDaniel. According to Janet Hendrickson (in a message dated 5 Feb 2004): "James (Collier) died in the Marine General Hospital March 3 1865 of typhoid in St. Louis, Mo. He was in the Union army at the time and he is buried at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Mo." (With other members of his Collier family he moved 1851/52 to Missouri).

3. Susannah Susan Collier b 10 Feb 1825 KY d 23/25 May 1911 Letcher Co KY; m. 6 Jun 1844 to John Blair Day b 29 Nov 1822 Scott Co VA d 14 May 1911 Letcher Co KY; s/o John Nathan Day and Letitia Blair.

4. William Randolph Collier b 23 May 1827 KY d 27 May 1875 Cuba MO; m. 26 Oct 1848 Letcher Co KY to Arminta Bunton b 12 Feb 1828 TN d 12 Feb 1917 Cuba, Gasconade Co MO; d/o James Bunton and Elizabeth Potter (Elizabeth Potter d/o John Potter and Molly Stout).

5. Catherine "Katie" Collier b 29 Sept 1829 Partridge, Letcher Co KY d 7 Nov 1884; m. 29 May 1847 to Wilson Lewis b 20 Feb 1826 d 1892 Letcher Co KY; buried Maggard Cemetery, Letcher Co KY; s/o John Jarrett Lewis and Mary Elizabeth Betsy Morgan. Wilson Lewis m. 3 Mar 1890 to Lear Reynolds d CA

6. John B Collier b 1832 KY d 1863 in Confederate prison; m. 16 Dec 1850 Letcher Co KY to Susannah Blair b 3 Aug 1836 KY; d/o Charles Blair and Sarah Sally Creech. Susannah Blair m. C T Ingram. Susannah Blair m. 22 Jun 1895 Wise Co VA to James Monroe Hill b 9 Jun 1825 VA d 21 May 1908 Wise Co VA s/o Daniel Yancy Gordon Hill and Lucy Harris. James Monroe Hill m. Elizabeth Jones 14 Apr 1827 Lee Co VA d 28 Sept 1894 Wise Co VA of dropsy.

7. Martin Douglas Collier b 27 Mar 1834 KY d 12 Mar 1901 Eolia, Letcher Co KY; military service, Private, Co. F, Three Forks Battalion, Mar 1865 to Jul 1865; m. 1 Dec 1855 Letcher Co KY to Easter Adams b 11 Mar 1837 Rockhouse, Perry (now Letcher) Co, KY.

8. David M Collier b 18 Jul 1838 (or 1836) KY; m. 23 Feb 1859 Harlan Co KY (or 29 Jan 1860) to Martha Ann Bagwell b about 1834 KY d 26 Dec 1871; d/o Willis Bagwell and Ada Privett.

9. Isom W Collier b 1839 KY

10. Elizabeth Collier b 1841 KY; m. 17 Oct 1857 to Gilbert Adams b 7 JAN 1835 Perry (now Letcher) Co KY; s/o Moses "Smoot" Adams and Rebecca Roberts.


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