Martha Collier

about 1775–1845 (Age 70)
Charlotte, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of Martha

When Martha Collier was born about 1775, in Charlotte, Virginia, British Colonial America, her father, MAJ John Allen Collier III, was 32 and her mother, Hannah Cary Hamlett, was 28. She married Luke Towler on 27 October 1804, in Nicholas, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died in 1845, in Henderson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Luke Towler
Martha Collier
Marriage: 27 October 1804
Edward H. Towler
Elizabeth Towler
James Bradley Towler
Benjamin F. Towler

Spouse and Children

27 October 1804
Nicholas, Kentucky, United States


    Edward H. Towler


    Elizabeth Towler


    James Bradley Towler


    Benjamin F. Towler


Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 0

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."

Age 1

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 19

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a burner of charcoal or a gatherer or seller of coal, from Middle English cole ‘(char)coal’ + the agent suffix -(i)er.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Martha Towler, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Patsey Collier, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Patsey Collier, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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