William Vines Collier

7 June 1808–11 May 1877 (Age 68)
Upson, Georgia, United States

The Life of William Vines

When William Vines Collier was born on 7 June 1808, in Upson, Georgia, United States, his father, Robert W. Collier, was 24 and his mother, Martha Marshall Booker, was 26. He married Elizabeth Lamar Smead on 30 December 1830. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Talbot, Georgia, United States in 1850 and Talbotton, Talbot, Georgia, United States in 1860. He died on 11 May 1877, in Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States.

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William Vines Collier
Elizabeth Lamar Smead
Marriage: 30 December 1830
Ann E Smead

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30 December 1830


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World Events (8)

1811 · The Savannah Riots

Age 3

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.

Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 22

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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)

  • William V Collin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William V Collier, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William V Casson, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"

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