John E. J. Collier

12 April 1832–7 January 1908 (Age 75)
Mableton, Cobb, Georgia, United States

The Life of John E. J.

When John E. J. Collier was born on 12 April 1832, in Mableton, Cobb, Georgia, United States, his father, John Collier, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Burnside, was 22. He married Delila Jane Clay on 13 July 1854, in DeKalb, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in District 895, Cobb, Georgia, United States in 1880 and Hope, Hempstead, Arkansas, United States in 1900. He registered for military service in 1862. He died on 7 January 1908, in Hempstead, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 75.

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John E. J. Collier
Delila Jane Clay
Marriage: 13 July 1854
M J Collier
J S Collier
Elizabeth Mary Collier
Margaret J Collier
James Gordon Collier
John Sid Collier
Edward "Edgar" Boyd Collier
Clara Clark Clementine Collier
Beatrix Mae Collier
Claudia Collier

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13 July 1854
DeKalb, Georgia, United States


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 11

Historical Boundaries: 1843: Cobb, Georgia, United States

Age 29

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • J J Collyer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Collier, "United States Census, 1870"
  • J C J Collier, "United States Census, 1900"

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