William Silas Collie(I) was born 1753, in Virginia one of the English Colonies in America. He probably heard talk of the French and Indian War as he was growing up and later of the anger at taxation by the mother country. He was still in Virginia when he married Ann Chisholm in about 1775 and by this time the American Revolution was smoldering. Their first son, Lewis(I) was born in 1776 and another son, Jesse M., was born in 1777. Over six years passed before another child, their first daughter, Elizabeth, was born in 1783 in South Carolina. During that time gap, William Silas(I) was absent from hearth and home, a Revolutionary War was fought and won, and his family had relocated from Virginia to South Carolina. The rest of their children, James(II), Martha, William Silas(II) and Charles(I) were born in South Carolina by 1797. The great migration westward was under way and William Silas(I) was fifty-nine years old when he led his extended family to Tennessee. They crossed the northern Alabama border and settled in the Coldwater Creek area of Lincoln County. He was enumerated there in the 1820 TENNESSEE CENSUS and the households of his married sons and son-in-law were nearby. He had to travel north to the county courthouse in Fayetteville to take care of legal business. William Silas(I) was about seventy-seven years old when he died. Probate records of his estate were filed in the county courthouse.
NOTE: When this researcher and spouse were searching in Fayetteville, the county seat of Lincoln County, we were directed to a warehouse where old records from the courthouse had been stored. An older, gracious volunteer was sorting through and with her help, some loose papers of William Silas Collie's probate were found. One personal item listed was a violin.
- Blanche Keating Collie
Lewis Collie(I) 1776- (d, Arkansas)
Jessie M. Collie 1777- (d. Alabama)
Elizabeth Collie Franklin 1783- (d. Tennessee)
James Collie(II) 1785-1865 (d. Louisiana)
Martha Collie 1792-
William Silas Collie(II) 1795- (d. Tennessee)
Charles Collie(I) 1797-1872 (d. Arkansas)
James Collie (1721 - 1772)
Ann Cornwell Collie (1726 - ____)
Ann Chisholm Collie (1757 - 1828)*
Elizabeth Collie Franklin (1783 - ____)*
James Collie (1785 - 1864)*
Charles Collie (1797 - 1872)*
Created by: Blanche Keating Collie
Record added: Mar 16, 2013
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