Hon. Robert Ruffin Collier

16 October 1804–3 March 1870 (Age 65)
Petersburg, Dinwiddie, Virginia, United States

The Life of Robert Ruffin

When Hon. Robert Ruffin Collier was born on 16 October 1804, in Petersburg, Dinwiddie, Virginia, United States, his father, Nathaniel Collier, was 29 and his mother, Salley Sallie WILLIAMSON, was 24. He had at least 8 sons and 6 daughters with Mary Ann Davis. He died on 3 March 1870, in Petersburg, Virginia, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hon. Robert Ruffin Collier
1804–1870
Mary Ann Davis
1808–1892
Hon. Charles Fenton Collier
1827–1899
Nathaniel Macon Collier
1841–1870
Robert Macon Collier
1830–1832
Mr. Collier
1831–
James Edwin Collier
1832–1898
Roberta Collier
1834–1835
Sarah D. Collier
1836–1838
Miss Collier
1836–
Mary E. Collier
1838–1841
Miss Collier
1839–
Robert W. Collier
1844–
Robert Williamson Collier
1845–1904
Frances W. “Fannie” Collier
1847–1895
Stirling Kennon Collier
1849–1939

Spouse and Children

children

(14)

    Hon. Charles Fenton Collier

    Male1827–1899Male

    Robert Macon Collier

    Male1830–1832Male

    Mr. Collier

    Male1831–Male

    James Edwin Collier

    Male1832–1898Male

    Roberta Collier

    Female1834–1835Female

+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Nathaniel Collier

    Male1775–1825Male

    Salley Sallie WILLIAMSON

    Female1780–1860Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1808

Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 8

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 20

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

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)

  • Robert R Collier, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Robt R Collier, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Robert R Collier in entry for Stirling Kenmon Collier, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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