In searching out their roots, descendants of Vines Collier often make a pilgrimage to Oglethorpe County, Georgia, and the Collier-Howard House, the home and burial site of the Collier patriarch. The original portion of the Collier-Howard House was constructed by Vines Collier about 1790. In 2010, the Colonial Dames honored the structure with an official marking ceremony. The following text, by Elaine Collier Neal, was delivered as part of that ceremony. It is posted here with Elaine’s permission.