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Elder Joel Colley
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Birth: Dec. 11, 1776
Pittsylvania County
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 11, 1851
Newton County
Georgia, USA

Joel Colley was born in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. According to a family bible, his mother was named "Sarah" but his father is unknown. His grandparents were Edward and Mary (Strong) Colley of Mecklenberg County, Virginia. He emigrated to Georgia in 1799 and was ordained a Primitive Baptist minister in 1815. Married Mary "Polly" Tillery in 1804, daughter of Joshua and Susannah (Ziegler) Tillery. They lived in Oglethorpe County, Morgan County, and Newton County. He was elected elder for 28 yrs and helped to establish the Yellow River Baptist Association. Joel and Mary "Polly" Colley had 9 children.
Family links: 
  Mary Tillery Colley (1783 - 1864)
  Francis S Colley (1805 - 1886)*
  Sarah Jones Colley (1807 - ____)*
  John Tillery Colley (1810 - 1836)*
  Cynthia Ann Colley Purington (1812 - 1897)*
  Emily Strong Colley Armistead (1814 - 1884)*
  Joel Macon Colley (1816 - 1848)*
  Mary Adeline Colley Easterling (1819 - 1859)*
  Hulda Battle Colley Daniel (1821 - 1857)*
  Eliza M Colley Hight (1825 - 1885)*
*Calculated relationship
Sacred to the memory of Elder Joel Colley
Born in Pittsylvania County, Virginia
December 11, 1776
Emigrated to Georgia in 1799.
joined the Primitive Baptist Church at Salem
in Oglethorpe County, Georgia February 1801.
Ordained as a Minister of the Gospel at Bethlehem
Church in the same county July 5th 1815.
was elected the first Moderator of the
Yellow River Baptist Association in 1824,
which appointment he held by
re-election for twenty-eight consecutive years,
and died October 11th 1851.

Colley-Hight Cemetery
Newton County
Georgia, USA
Created by: John Davis
Record added: Nov 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61419603
Elder Joel Colley
Added by: John Davis
Elder Joel Colley
Added by: John Davis
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