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John Collier, Geauga/Portage, 1830-60
Posted by: Wade Collier Date: July 08, 2001 at 06:38:51
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       RELATED NAMES: ALLEN, DAYTON, FREEMAN, GILES, HAMBLIN, STEPHENSON, WESTLAND

       I and several cousins are preparing a genealogy of the descendants of Thomas and Susannah Collier, who were in Hingham, Mass. by 1635. Among these descendants was John Collier (August 24, 1802, probably Boston, MA - after 1860, possibly Ohio or Michigan), who came from Chesterfield, Hampshire County, Mass., via Vermont, and who was in Ohio, possibly in the vicinity of Auburn, Geauga County, by early 1833. He may be the John Collier listed in Auburn in the 1840 census index - I have been unable to find the name on the microfilm rolls - and was certainly in Mantua, Portage County at the 1850 census, and in Burton, Geauga County in 1860. John's first wife, and mother of all his children, was Mary Samson (Feb. 10, 1804, Mass. - April 30, 1850, Mantua, Ohio) who is buried in the Pioneer Cemetery, Mantua. He married (2) the widow Sarah A. Dayton, Nov. 20, 1851, in Burton. John and Sarah were in Burton in 1860 and then the record is lost.

       Children, by first wife:

.....       2        Lyman Collier, b: October 03, 1823 in Vermont, d: July 26, 1907 in Pompeii, Gratiot County, Michigan       .........       +Julia Melinda Giles, b: Abt. 1828 in Ohio, d: Aft. 1870 in Michigan ??       m: September 13, 1848 in Bainbridge, Geauga County, Ohio ??
.............       3        Charles Collier, possibly remained in Bainbridge.                     
.............       3        John Collier                     
.....       2        Adaline Collier, b: April 18, 1825 in Vermont, d: Aft. October 16, 1850       
       ..........       +Washington Allen       b: Abt. 1827, d: Aft. October 16, 1850,       m: August 29, 1849 in Portage County, Ohio ??       (No later record known.)
.....       2        Electa Collier, b: March 06, 1827 in Vermont or Ohio, d: August 11, 1858 in Mantua, Ohio ??       
.....       2        Madison Collier, b: January 13, 1830 in Vermont or Ohio, d: June 06, 1900, location unknown.       
.....       2        Janette Collier, b: January 25, 1833 in Ohio, d: September 10, 1884 in West Liberty, Muscatine County, Iowa       ..........       +William C. Westland, b: May 05, 1823 in Connecticut, d: January 19, 1899 in Grand Ledge, Eaton County, Michigan,        m: March 27, 1851 in Portage County, Ohio
.............       3        Walter C. Westland, b: Abt. 1851 in Portage County, Ohio, d: Aft. 1899 in Grand Ledge, Eaton County, Michigan ??       
.............       3        William Eugene Westland, b: July 01, 1853 in Portage County, Ohio, d: December 14, 1875 in West Liberty, Muscatine County, Iowa       
.............       3        Arthur J. Westland,        b: 1855 in Portage County, Ohio, d: 1926 in West Liberty, Muscatine County, Iowa ??       
.....       2        John Collier       b: February 02, 1836 in Ohio. No further record.              
.....       2        Alexander Hamilton Collier, b: June 12, 1839 in Ohio, d: February 28, 1922 in Fowlers Mill, Geauga County, Ohio       (Ham" lived variously in California and Ohio, served in GAR from Michigan.)
.....       2        Christopher Columbus Collier,        b: November 21, 1840 in Ohio, d: February 25, 1923 in Fowlers Mill, Geauga County, Ohio. (My GG Grandfather, served in Co. A, 11th Mich Inf., later carpenter and farmer in Munson Twp., GeaugaCounty, where Fowlers Mill is located. He, Sarah, Sarah's family and "Ham" are buried in Fowlers Mill Cemetery)       ..........       +Sarah O. Stephenson, b: October 25, 1842 in Munson Township, Geauga County, Ohio ??, d: March 06, 1883 in Fowlers Mill, Geauga County, Ohio, m: August 20, 1865 in Munson Township, Geauga County, Ohio ??
(Related to the Hamblins/Hamlins of Cape Cod, Vermont and early Munson Twp.)
.............       3 Nellie May Collier, b: May 12, 1868 in Ohio ??,       d: 1949 in Painesville, Ashtabula County, Ohio       
..................       +Ralph H. Freeman, d: in Painesville, Ashtabula County, Ohio, m: January 22, 1885 in Munson Township, Geauga County, Ohio ?? (This family lived in Painesville, descendants known.)
.............       3 Norman Randolph Collier, b: October 29, 1872 in Munson Township, Geauga County, Ohio, d: April 27, 1945 in Southington, Trumbull County, Ohio       
..................       +Beryl Harwood, b: November 17, 1876 in Farmington,Trumbull County, Ohio, d: July 17, 1935 in Southington, Trumbull County, Ohio, m: December 20, 1904. ("Randolph" and Beryl my Grandparents.)
.............       3 Estella Bertres Collier, b: April 15, 1876, d: December 22, 1965 in Chardon, Ohio       
..................       +Roy J. Milgate, b: March 1875, d: September 26, 1963 in Chardon, Ohio, m: June 20, 1901 in Munson Township, Geauga County, Ohio
.............       3 Elva A. Collier, b: June 09, 1878, d: November 11, 1919 in Chesterland, Ohio       
..................       +Harmon O. Jacobs, d: Abt. 1917, m: May 02, 1900 in Geauga County, Ohio. (This family known.)
.............       3 [1] Carlos Homer Collier, b: February 21, 1882 in Munson Twp, Geauga County, Ohio, d: March 23, 1968 ..................       +Rhea Audell Smith, b: November 02, 1884 in Geneva, Ohio,        d: February 10, 1922 in Cleveland University Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, m: December 24, 1902 in Chesterland, Ohio
.............              *2nd Wife of [1] Carlos Homer Collier:                     
..................       +Blanche Marr, b: September 08, 1888 in Buffalo, New York,        d: June 08, 1970 in Lakewood, Ohio, m: October 27, 1927       (Descendants of Carlos Collier known and participating in genealogy work.)
.....       2        Norman Collier, b: January 08, 1843 in Ohio, d: January 21, 1871 in Hiram, Portage County, Ohio. Believed unmarried.
       
              *2nd Wife of John Collier:                     
..              +Sarah A. Dayton, b: Abt. 1809 in Ohio,        d: Aft. 1860 in Ohio or Michigan ??, m: November 20, 1851 in Burton, Geauga County, Ohio. (No record after presence in Burton 1860 Census.)


       Could anyone provide, or direct me to, additional information on any of these families? I will not be able to make another research trip to the area for some time.

Wade Collier
Trumbull County, Ohio and Lunenburg, Mass.


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