|Birth: ||May 1, 1752|
|Death: ||Jan. 30, 1844|
"Centennial Historical Sketches of Greenfield and Vicinity" W. H. Irwin, Esq. and Rev. S. D. Crothers
July 4, 1876, Page 10
Printed at the office of "The Highland Chief."
In 1814, Captain James Collier moved on the farm just east of town now owned by his son, Col. William Collier.
Captain Collier was one of the persons that every true American delights to honor - a Revolutionary Soldier. During most of the time he was in the service he belonged to what was called the "Flying Camp," a body of men used to make rapid movements on the enemy.
Much of the time he was in the service he was with Gen. Washington; and was with him in the memorable retreat through New Jersey, and the terrible suffering of Valley Forge.
He took an active part in the battle of Long Island, helped to fight the battle of White Plains, assisted in the capture of the Hessians at Trenton and was in the Battle of Brandywine.
For his gallant services he was presented by Gen. Lafayette with a fine sword which is still in possession of the family.
In 1832, the government granted him a pension of forty dollars a month.
He cherished to his last days a hatred of the Tories. He died January 30, 1844.
"Common Pleas Court Records of Highland County, Ohio" 1805-1860 Page 12
This day came into open court James Collier, who made a declaration under oath as a Lieutenant and Captain of the Pennsylvania Militia during the Revolutionary War, together with the answers to the interrogations put by the court - also appeared Allen Trimble and John Boyd who certified as to the truth of the declaration of the applicant and the court being satisfied after putting the interrogations that
the applicant is a Revolutionary officer as stated in the declaration and that Allen Trimble and John Boyd is creditable (sic) person and that this statement is entitled to credit.
It is ordered that the clerk certify to that effect.
Order Book No. 5, 1829 - 1834, page 277, Aug, 24, 1832.
Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots
Name: James Collier
Cemetery: Greenfield Cem
Location: Sect 1 #18, Greenfield, Highland Co OH 25
Reference: Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.1, p. Serial: 8542; Volume: 4
Martha Rutherford Collier (1765 - 1849)*
Plot: Sec. 1 18
Created by: Marianna Kerns Morgan
Record added: Aug 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95619222
*Please note: There is a newer cenotaph marker for Rev. War veteran Capt. James Collier (same date of birth and same date of death) erected in error at the South Salem Cemetery in Buckskin Township, Ross County, Ohio. There is a Find A Grave memorial for...(Read more)|
Linda Jean Limes Ellis
Added: Dec. 1, 2013
Added: May. 27, 2013
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