John Vines Collier, Son of William and Sallie Collier
In 2009, the Collier Heritage Foundation located the burial site of John Vines Collier, grandson of Vines Collier, in Oglethorpe County, Georgia. The cemetery is located on the Whitehead Farm in the same community as Collier Baptist Church. However, the John Vines Collier Cemetery is separate from the cemetery associated with the church.
Briars and wasps had taken over the cemetery, and CHF undertook to have it cleaned up.
By 2012, with the help of a local volunteer and some Roundup, all that remained was to sweep up the dead briars.
William Collier was the seventh child born to Vines and Sarah Elizabeth Collier. William was born in April 1775 in Brunswick County, Virginia and died in 1849. He married Sallie Powell October 12, 1801 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia. Williamson Collier, my direct ancestor and brother of William Collier, married Sallie’s sister Jemima.
William and Sallie Collier had six children, one of which was John Vines Collier.
Here is a copy of the survey of the cemetery, recorded in 1869. Note the survey was made by G. W. Whitehead.