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John William Monroe COLLIER

Male 1849 - 1943  (94 years)


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  • Name John William Monroe COLLIER  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born 18 Feb 1849  Randolph County, Alabama, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Mar 1943  Wewoka, Seminole Co, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Cate Mountain Cemetery, Seminole County, Oklahoma, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I4089  Holladay Barbour Martin Collier | Line of Hazel Alice Collier
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2017 

    Father Merrell COLLIER,   b. 1820, Moore Co, North Carolina, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1887, Albertsvile, Marshall County, Alabama, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Melinda Carolyn LOKEY,   b. 12 Oct 1827, Cleborne, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jun 1904, Bearden, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 06 Aug 1846  Benton, Lowndes County, Alabama, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F3196  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse / Partner 1 Susan,   b. 30 Apr 1873, Springlake, , Kentucky, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Okema, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F1349  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse / Partner 2 Sarah Lucenda WHITE,   b. 06 Jan 1843, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1921, Wewoka, Hughes County, Oklahoma, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married Between 1865 and 1867  Randolph County, Alabama, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Stephen F COLLIER,   b. 1867, Alabama, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +2. Cephus Taylor COLLIER,   b. 09 Dec 1867, Cleburne Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1957, Wewoka, Seminole Co., OK, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [natural]
     3. Merrell COLLIER,   b. 1868, ,Calhoun County, Alabama, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [natural]
    +4. Susan Lenea COLLIER,   b. 06 Dec 1869, Cleburne County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Sep 1954, Okemah, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
    +5. John Mitchell Clark COLLIER,   b. 16 Jan 1875, Cleburne, Cleburne County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jan 1946, Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
    +6. Sim Arnold COLLIER,   b. 22 May 1877, ,Calhoun County, Alabama, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1964, Broken Arrow, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [natural]
    +7. David Arthur COLLIER,   b. 14 Oct 1882, Alabama, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1961, Kern Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
     8. Lilly Ida COLLIER,   b. 1891, Alabama, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1965  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
     9. Mattie COLLIER,   b. Bef 1895,   d. 21 Mar 1966, Morgan, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 71 years)  [natural]
    +10. Bell COLLIER,   b. Bef 1895  [natural]
    +11. Warren COLLIER,   b. Bef 1895,   d. OK Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     12. Thomas COLLIER,   b. Bef 1895  [natural]
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F1348  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Feb 1849 - Randolph County, Alabama, United States of America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Between 1865 and 1867 - Randolph County, Alabama, United States of America Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    John William (Bill) Collier headstone
    John William (Bill) Collier headstone
    Tate Mountain Cemetery - John William Monroe COLLIER (I4089)
    Tate Mountain Cemetery - John William Monroe COLLIER (I4089)

  • Notes 
    • Sorry it took me a little bit to get back to you. John William Monroe Collier is my 3rd great grandfather. John - John Mitchell Clark Collier - John Winford Collier - My grandmother - mother - me.

      John William Monroe Collier was born February 24, 1848 in Randolph County, Alabama. He died March 27, 1943 in Wewoka, Seminole County, Oklahoma. In 1865 he married Sarah Lucinda White. Here's a story I found: William Monroe is also listed as John William in several family trees and message boards I have researched. On most of his census records that I found he was listed as W.M. or William.

      The following was a post found on Ancestry.com Collier Message Boards and posted by user: Kay on Jan 20 2005.

      "I spoke last month with Eunice Lavona Collier, daughter of Sim Arnold Collier, about the family. She told me the following story: (William Monroe) "Bill" and Sarah Collier were traveling to Colorado by wagon along with some other family members. They got into an argument along the way and Sarah got into a wagon with (Susah) Lenea and Uncle "Awd" (Arthur?). John William went on without her. The family did not hear anything from him for many years. It was rumored that he fathered at least one son while in Colorado. This story may explain, in part, the gap in information. She also told me about the time Sim and 2 of his brothers hopped a train to Colorado. (Perhaps in search of their father?) Sim was probably about 16 at the time. They were forced off the train somewhere in Colorado by Indiands at gun-point. They were then taken to the village, where they were fed and cared for, then sent on their way. The Indians were credited with saving their lives, as a storm blew through, and they would have froze on the train. Eunice was told both these stories by her brother, Arnold. Unfortunately, Arnold died last year, and anything he knew about the family went with him."

      According to Ed Hammon William is buried in Cate Mountain Cemetery. This information was obtained from Will Johnson's genealogy site: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=wjhonson&id=I3761

      I know of 14 children between John and Sarah. I have 5 generations above John of his ancestors and a few more I have yet to verify. I can make up another e-mail with all this information on it if you'd like?

      Thanks Sarah Burzine

  • Sources 
    1. [S56] Ancestry.com, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current  (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).

    2. [S65] Ancestry.com, Web: Oklahoma, Find A Grave Index, 1800-2012  (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).

    3. [S69] Ancestry.com, 1940 United States Federal Census  (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), Year: 1940; Census Place: Okemah, Okfuskee, Oklahoma; Roll: T627_3316; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 54-18.

    4. [S243] Ancestry Family Trees  (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;), Database online..

    5. [S44] Ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census  (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Year: 1850; Census Place: Beat 6, Randolph, Alabama; Roll: M432_14; Page: 325A; Image: 90.

    6. [S42] Ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census  (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Year: 1870; Census Place: Township 17 Range 12, Cleburne, Alabama; Roll: M593_9; Page: 403A; Image: 199; Family History Library Film: 545508.

    7. [S46] Ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census  (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Year: 1860; Census Place: Northern Division, Randolph, Alabama; Roll: M653_22; Page: 512; Image: 116; Family History Library Film: 803022.