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Subject:Oliver & Oliver, Jr., Coller (aka Collar/Collyer/Collier), New Hartford, Ct & Vt
Post Date:March 05, 2010 at 11:03:10
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Below is all info I have gathered on Oliver Coller & Oliver Coller, Jr. Don't know if they were related to my Collers (Stephen, John & John, Jr., all of Connecticut):

OLIVER COLLAR
1758 - Oliver Coller m. Mary Wallin, 30 Oct 1758, New Hartford, 1st Cong. Ch. (Early Conn. Marriages, Bailey)
Per Rootsweb info, Mary Wallin was the daughter of William Wallin, who was born about 1695 in Smithfield, Providence Co., RI.

Oliver and Mary Wallin/Walling married in New Hartford, but 6 years later, in 1764, they were apparently living in Kent (then Dutchess, now Putnam Co.), NY per the Rev War Pension application of son Oliver, Jr., in which he states he was born in Kent, NY in 1764, but was a resident of New Hartford, Ct at the time he enlisted ("the year Fairfield was burned by the invaders," i.e., July 1779). Oliver, Sr. had moved back to New Hartford by 1769, when he was "of New Hartford" and was given 10 acres of land by William Walling, Jr., (also of New Hartford). Oliver was enumerated there on 1790 & 1800 census.

Between 1800-1810, both Oliver and Oliver, Jr. moved to Fairfield, Franklin Co., Vt (near Canadian border) and were both enumerated there on the 1810 census. Oliver, Jr. appeared on later censuses. Gravestone inscriptions in Pond Cemetary (Some Early Records of Fairfield, Vermont, Ancestry.com database) give the following info:

Oliver Collar, d. 17 Feb 1814, ae 75 yrs. ...(b. ~1739)
Mercy Collar, wife of Oliver, d. 19 Jan 1821, ae 74 yrs ...(prob wrong; could not be b. ~1747, if married in 1758, or this is a 2nd wife)
Anna Collar, wife of Oliver [Jr.], d. 25 Dec 1841, in her 81st yr (b.~1761)
Oliver Collar, d. 6 July 1849, ae 84 yrs ....(b.~ 1765; jives w. Rev War pension)
Mary Collar, widow of Oliver [Jr.?], d. 8 Apr 1852, ae 52 yrs...(b.~1800; maybe 2nd wife of Oliver, Jr. or a different Oliver?)

New Hartford Land Records Index
Grantor: William Walling, Jr., of New Hartford
Grantee: Oliver Collar, of New Hartford
Deed Date: 1769 Dec 7
Recording Date: 1770 May 7
Vol. & Page: 3:181
FHL Film: 5155
Consideration: "...for the confirmation of the special regards that I have and bear to my brother Oliver Collar of New Hartford aforesaid do give, grant, bargain, convey and confirm unto said Oliver Collar, his heirs, ..."
Witnesses: Matthew Gillett (a JP) and Eliphalet Ensign, Jr.
Land Description: 10 acres; bounded on:
north by land laid out to Sarah Mighills
south by land laid out to George Sexton
east on the 8th highway and from thence to extend
west until it makes the above said 10 acres.

Note 1: William Walling, Jr., grantor, was Oliver's brother-in-law (his wife's brother).

Grantor: Stephen Chubb, of New Hartford
Grantee: Oliver Collar, of New Hartford
Deed Date: 1772 Mar 26
Recording Date: 1772 Mar 26
Vol. & Page: 3:9
FHL Film: 5155
Consideration: 3 L
Witnesses: Cyprian Merrell & Stephen Chubb, Jr.
Land Description: 15 acres, 1 rod; bounded on
east by the 8th highway
west by the 7th highway
north by Thomas Walling
south partly by said Oliver Collar & partly by William Walling, Jr.

Note 1: Stephen Chubb appears in 1748 & 1749 land deeds in Barkhamsted and is said to be of the town. "Stephen Chubb after living here several years, moved to New Hartford," (Barkhamsted, Conn and Its Centennial, Meriden, Ct, 1879, pp. 25 & 27).

Grantor: John Puwampkin, "an Indian of New Hartford"
Grantee: Oliver Collar, of New Hartford
Deed Date: 1774 Aug 11
Recording Date: 1774 Aug 11
Vol. & Page: 3:113
FHL Film: 5155
Consideration: 8 L
Witnesses: Matthew Gillett & Matthew Gillett, Jr.
Land Description: 10 acres & & 30 rods; bounded on
east by land of Mary Squaw/Squam(?)
west by land of London, a Negro man
north by land of Drealy (Dudley?) Cass (Case?)
south partly by heirs of Thos Bidwell & partly by land of the B---(?) Sarah ---(?)

Note 1: can not find any info on Indian John Puwampkin; however, did find other Indians by this name in Hartford District Probate Records from1750, as abstracted by Lucius Barnes Barbour, transcribed by Helen Schatvet Ullmann, CG (Nutmegger, Sept 2001, p. 190):

"Amy Pewompskin, alias Saquama. Indian. New Hartford. Died 19 March 1752. Invt. taken 14 June 1753 by Samuel Humphrey & Oliver Humphrey. Will dated 10 March 1752. Legatees: Mary, mother, Christian alias Mehanneck, sister, Paliones alias Mawwas, sister, (Sunkman, brother) mentioned, Cornelius, uncle. Mother Mary to be sole executor: witnesses Matthew Gillett, William Merrell & Noah Kellogg. Court Record, p. 103 - 3 July 1753. Will & invt. exhibited."

Grantor: Noah Fisher & Anne, his wife, of Hartford
Grantee: Oliver Collar, of New Hartford
Deed Date: 1779 Feb 16
Recording Date: 1779 Mar 3
Vol. & Page: 4:31
FHL Film: 5156
Consideration: 14 L
Witnesses: J. Talcott (JP), Jussy(?) Talcott, Samuel Merry, Cornelius Merry
Land Description: 41 acres & 3 rods, of lot originally laid out to Jobannah Smith, of 45 acres and 3 rods, bounded on:
south by George Sexton
west & south (east?) by highway
north by Sarah Woodruff, being part of the land laid out to said Jobannah Smith

Note 1: Jobannah Smith was son of Joseph Smith & Lydia ___ (bap 1685, d 1771). He m1 Sarah (Morgan) Graves in 1714, wid of Thomas Graves and dau of Thomas Morgan & Rachel (Merry?). He m2 Mary Flowers in 1719, dau Lamrock Flowers & Lydia Smith. Jobannah and 2nd wife Mary were the parents of Anne Smith, wife of Noah Fisher (Families of Early Hartford).

Note 2: Jobannah's 1st wife's mother was Rachel Merry, sister of Cornelius Merry. ("Parsons Families of the Conn Valley," NEHGR, Vol 148, p. 235 [1994]). Also identified as Rachel Merry in Families of Early Hartford (Jacobus).

Interestingly, Thomas & Rachel (Merry) Morgan's dau, also named Rachel, m Abel Collyer (1704-1746), son of Joseph Collyer & Sarah Forbes. Abel Collyer (1704-1746) & Rachel Morgan had three sons who lived to adulthood: Thomas (bap 1730-1763) who married Ruth Felt; Abel (bap 1734), prob. d. young per Families of Early Hartford; and Joseph (bap 1737), who married Jemima Richards.

Joseph Collyer & Sarah Forbes were also parents of Daniel Collyer, husband of Thankful. A Thankful Collyer sold New Hartford land to Eliphalet Ensign in 1761. She could have been the wife of Daniel or his daughter, also named Thankful.

Note 4: Samuel Merry (b. ~1750, d. 1827, Herkimer Co., NY) m Hannah Merrill (b. 1747, Htfd, d.1814, Litchfield, Herkimer Co, NY). Per Rootsweb, was grandson of Cornelius Merry, Jr. & Bethia Williams, & parents were John Merry & Dinah Flowers (dau Lamrock Flower & Anna Watson). Moved with family of 10 children to Herkimer Co., NY in 1789. (History of Trumbull & Mahoning Co., H.Z. Williams & Bro., Cleveland, 1882, p. 377, via Heritage Quest)

Note 2: Cornelius Merry Sr. was an Irishman. He married Rachel Ball/Ballard in 1663 in Northampton, Mass (New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Torrey; Northampton VRs on NEHGS site)

Note 3: Cornelius Merry, Jr.'s wife was Bethia Williams, dau of John Williams & Bethia (Parsons) Maskell. If Bethia was not a Williams, it is difficult to explain why she and Cornelius joined Ebenezer Williams in the 1734 sale of land in Simsbury which belonged to the deceased Francis Williams. ("Parsons Families of the Conn Valley," NEHGR, Vol 148, p. 235 [1994]).

Grantor: Oliver Collar, of New Hartford
Grantee: Dudley Case, of New Hartford
Deed Date: 1783 Dec 12
Recording Date: 1783 Sept 21 (?)
Vol. & Page: 5:7
FHL Film: 5156
Consideration: 12 L
Witnesses: Seth Smith (JP), Firdinand Smith
Land Description: 10 acres & 30 rods, bounded on:
east by Thomas Bidwell
west by London, a Negro man
north by myself
south partly on land of Thomas Bidwell & partly my own

Note 1: this is the same land Oliver purchased from the Indian in 1774.

Note 2: Capt. Dudley Case, Jr., (1744-1822), was the son of Lt. Dudley Case (son of Daniel Case & Penelope Buttolph) & Dorcas Humphrey (dau Chas. Humphrey & Hepzibah Pettibone). He m1 Susannah Merrell (1842-1810), dau of Jonathan Merrell, Sr.; m2 Lucretia Foote (1763-1844) dau of John Foote & Rosannah Humphrey and widow of Dudley's brother, Elias (1759-1809).

Note 3: Seth Smith m. Deliverance Cadwell 1757 in N. Hartford (Early Conn Marriages). Ferdinand was their son (per Rootsweb). Seth was son of Martin Smith & Sarah Wiard. Deliverance was dau of Abraham Cadwell and Sarah ___ (Early Families of Hartford).

Grantor: Oliver Collar, of New Hartford
Grantee: Stephen Pitkin, of New Hartford
Deed Date: 1786 Mar 26
Recording Date: 1786 May 8
Vol. & Page: 5:72
FHL Film: 5156
Consideration: "other lands"
Witnesses: Aaron Austin & Elias Kellogg (Aaron Austin, Jr. - JP)
Land Description: no reference as to actual acreage; bounded on:
west by 7th highway
south by George Sexton
north by heirs of Jobannah Smith, being part of the 3rd pitch of land laid out to Jobannah Smith
east from aforesaid highway to south corner of wild cat den so called, to a heap of stones placed on a small rock. then to extend north across said lot in a line parallel with the line of the aforesaid highway.

Note 1: description sounds like land purchased from Noah Fisher in 1774 or part thereof.

Grantor: Stephen Pitkin, of New Hartford
Grantee: Oliver Collar, of New Hartford
Deed Date: 1786 Mar 29
Recording Date: 1803 Mar 11 (recorded 17 yrs later)
Vol. & Page: 8:93
FHL Film: 5158
Consideration: "other lands"
Witnesses: Aaron Austin, Jr., (JP) & Elias Kellogg
Land Description: no reference to actual acreage; bounded on:
east by 8th highway
north by land laid out to Edmond Dorr
south by land laid out to Jobannah Smith
west - to extend west so far as to take the same line that is described in Oliver Collar's deed to said Stephen, executed this day, which is from the wild cat den so called North Parallel with the 7th highway to extend across my lot.

Grantor: Oliver Collar, of New Hartford
Grantee: Dudley Case, of New Hartford
Deed Date: 1787 May 2
Recording Date: 1787 May 16
Vol. & Page: 5:113
FHL Film: 5156
Consideration: 40 L
Witnesses: Seth Smith, Caroline M. Smith (Seth Smith, Jr., JP)
Land Description: need acreage; bounded on
east by highway
west partly by Stephen Pitkin & partly by Samuel Richards
north by David Hollings(?)
south by William Coller

Note 1: Caroline M. Smith was a sister of Seth, Jr.

Grantor: London, a Negro man, of New Hartford
Grantee: Oliver Collar, of New Hartford
Deed Date: 1793 Aug 19
Recording Date: 1793 Aug 31
Vol. & Page: 7:85
FHL Film: 5157
Consideration: 5 L
Witnesses: Moses Douglass & Ebenezer Moody (JP)
Land Description: within the 8th tier of lots, being the same tract I lately purchased from Dudley Case, containing about 4 or 5 acres; bounded by:
north & west by said Dudley's land
east by a new highway
south by [no boundary given]

Note 1: London - obviously a free black man who owned property

Grantor: Nathan Collar
Grantee: Oliver Coller
Deed Date: 1795 Aug 18
Recording Date: 1797 April 24 (recorded 2 yrs later)
Vol. & Page: 7:65
FHL Film: 5157
Consideration: 15 L
Witnesses: Seth Spencer (JP) & Jerusha Spencer
Land Description: 10 acres & and 8 rods with small dwelling house; bounded by:
west by land of Jonathan Marsh, Jr.
north by land of William Coller
east by the 8th highway
south by the land of Stephen Fox

Grantor: Oliver Collar, of New Hartford
Grantee: Joseph Hawkins, of New Hartford
Deed Date: 1797 Sept 5
Recording Date: 1801 Dec 7 (recorded 4 yrs later)
Vol. & Page: 8:32
FHL Film: 5158
Consideration: $20
Witnesses: Seth Spencer (JP) & Samuel Risley
Land Description: about 4 acres; bounded by:
west by the 7th highway
north by land of Jonathan Merrell
east by land of Oliver Coller
south by said Rachel's land

Grantor: Joseph & Rachel Hawkins, of New Hartford
Grantee: Oliver Collar, of New Hartford
Deed Date: 1797 Sept 5
Recording Date: 1803 March 11 (recorded 6 yrs later)
Vol. & Page: 8:93
FHL Film: 5158
Consideration: $20
Witnesses: Seth Spencer (JP) & Samuel Risley
Land Description: 2 pieces of land, the first of 4 acres; bounded on:
east & west by highways
north & south by said Collar's own land, it being part of a lot laid out to Jobannah Smith.

The second piece of 3 acres; bounded on:
east, north & south by said Collar's own land and running west to a certain heap of stones by a run of water. Said water is to be included in the above. described piece of land is to be nearly the west bounds between said Collar and said Hawkins, containing about 3 acres. The southwest corner of said lot is a certain birch tree with stones about it.

Grantor: William Wallin, of New Hartford
Grantee: Oliver Collar, of New Hartford
Deed Date: 1800 Feb 25
Recording Date: 1802 December 3 (recorded 2 yrs later)
Vol. & Page: 8:106
FHL Film: 5158
Consideration: $50
Witnesses: Aaron Austin (asst.) & Noah Kellogg
Land Description: 10 acres; bounded on:
east by 8th highway
north by land of Joseph Cowles
south & west by grantor's land
and to run 40 rods west from said highway and so far south as to make 10 acres.

Grantor: Oliver Collar
Grantee: William Wallin
Deed Date: 1800 Feb 25
Recording Date: 1802 December 3 (recorded 2 yrs later)
Vol. & Page: 8:106
FHL Film: 5158
Consideration: $20
Witnesses: Aaron Austin (asst.) & Oliver Coller, Jr.
Land Description: no acreage amount given; bounded by
north by land of Joseph Cowles
south and west by land of grantee
east by the 8th highway

Grantor: Dudley Case, of New Hartford
Grantee: Oliver Collar, of New Hartford
Deed Date: 1803 Jan 22
Recording Date: 1803 March 11 (recorded 2 months later)
Vol. & Page: 8:94
FHL Film: 5158
Consideration: "for diverse good causes and consideration thereunto moving especialy for the sum of $30.."
Witnesses: Thomas Lee and Seth Spencer (JP)
Land Description: 40 acres; "same land deeded to me 2 May 1787 by aforesaid Collar, excepting a highway laid across said land since I bought it..."; bounded on:
west partly by land of Stephen Pitkin and partly by land of Timothy Pitkin
south partly by land of Amasa Hinman and partly by land of said Pitkin
east by the original 8th highway
north by land of James Starr

Grantor: Oliver Collar, of New Hartford
Grantee: Thomas Bidwell, of Simsbury
Deed Date: 1803 Jan 22
Recording Date: 1803 March 11 (recorded 2 mo later)
Vol. & Page: 8:95
FHL Film: 5158
Consideration: $65
Witnesses: Jared Andrus & Seth Spencer (JP)
Land Description: about 8 acres; bounded on:
west by highway that runs directly by my house
south by land of Amasa Hinman
east by the west line of the original North & South highway
north partly by land of James Starr & partly by land of Dudley Case
and said piece of land that I own lying east of the above first mentioned highway in said New Hartford reserving however the right of removing the barn that stands upon said land.

Grantor: Oliver Collar, of New Hartford
Grantee: Riverius Bidwell, of New Hartford
Deed Date: 1803 Jan 22
Recording Date: 1803 March 11 (recorded 2 mo later)
Vol. & Page: 8:95
FHL Film: 5158
Consideration: $320
Witnesses: Jared Andrus & Seth Spencer (JP)
Land Description: about 60 acres; "a certain parcel of land in New Hartford with log house standing on same. Said land is all land lying west of the highway that runs directly by said log house (North & South) that I own; bounded on:
east by aforesaid highway
north partly by land of James Starr & partly by land of Jonathan Merrell
west partly by land of Stephen Pitkin & partly by land of Timothy Pitkin
south partly by lands of Stephen Pitkin, Timothy Pitkin & Amasa Hinman

- - - - - - -
OLIVER COLLER, JR.

Grantor: Joseph Hawkins, of New Hartford
Grantee: Oliver Collar, Jr., of New Hartford
Deed Date: 1797 Apr 21
Recording Date: 1797 Apr 28
Vol. & Page: 7:66
FHL Film: 5157
Consideration: 25 L
Witnesses: Betsey Dorr & Aaron Austin (asst.)
Land Description: 8.5 acres; bounded on:
east by 8th highway
north by grantee's land
west & south by land of Joseph Cowles

Grantor: Oliver Collar, Jr.
Grantee: Amasa Hinman
Deed Date: 1802 Apr 3
Recording Date: 1802 April 21
Vol. & Page: 8:58
FHL Film: 5158
Consideration: $167.67
Witnesses: Abraham Kellogg, Jr. (JP) & Timothy Pratt
Land Description: about 19 acres; bounded on:
north by grantees own land
east by 8th highway
south by land of Joseph Cowles
west partly by land of Joseph Cowles & partly by land formerly belonging to Jonathan Marsh, Jr.

Grantor: Oliver Collar, Jr., of New Hartford
Grantee: Chauncey Hitchcock, of Cheshire, in New Haven Co.
Deed Date: 1802 Dec 3
Recording Date: 1803 Dec 3 (recorded 1 yr later)
Vol. & Page: 8:107
FHL Film: 5158
Consideration: $100
Witnesses: Aaron Austin (asst.) & Montgomery Austin
Land Description: 10 acres; bounded on:
east by 8th highway
north by land of Joseph Cowles
south & west by land of William Walling
to run 40 rods west of said highway and so far south as to make 10 acres.

Note 1: Chauncey Hitchcock mortgaged this parcel on the same day by borrowing $84 from Charles C. Hall of Cheshire. It was to be paid in 2 yrs & 6 months. Witnesses to the mortgage agreement were Aaron Austin & Oliver Collar, Jr.

Note 2: This is the same parcel Oliver, Jr. purchased from William Walling on Feb 25, 1800 for $50.