More Roots and In Search of a Patriot

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Here are some more documents relating to the genealogy research and the attempt to document the service of Vines Collier in the French and Indian War and his contributions to the American Revolution.

I believe the  following letter is in response to the genealogy report posted under the “French?  You must be kidding” topic.  If so, then the letter is directed to the paid researcher of that report.

1919_04_17_Ltr DCC to NY Society Lib PW Dickinson_Page_11919_04_17_Ltr DCC to NY Society Lib PW Dickinson_Page_2

The research turned up two Collier Coats of Arms.   One would eventually be selected to represent the family.  It is used as the Collier Heritage Foundation logo found in this website.  More about the Collier Coat of Arms in a later post.

1919_04_18_Ltr DCC to Tiffany coat or arms

Rossina Mordecai produced evidence of the Colonial service of Vines Collier:

1927_07_19_Ltr R Mordecai to JCC

The response to Durward Cuthbert Collier’s inquiry of Brunswick Co., Virginia concerning the marriage of Vines Collier and Sarah Elizabeth Williamson.

1927_08_20_Ltr Brunswick Co Clerk JO Abernathy to DCC

1927_08_24_Ltr DCC to Brunswick Co Clerk J O Abernathy

Further correspondence from Mordecai reveals she has reached a dead-end on Vines contribution to the American Revolution.

1927_08_24_Ltr R Mordecai to JCC

Then J. D. Eggelston finds the evidence!

1928_03_08_Note J D Eggleston to JCC A “most welcome letter”…

1928_03_12_Ltr DCC to J D Eggleston

Followed by an exchange of letters concerning Eggleston.

1928_03_16_Ltr J D Eggleston to DCC

 

1928_03_19_Ltr DCC to J D Eggleston

 

1928_04_02_Ltr DCC to J D Eggleston

1928_04_02_Ltr DCC to JCC re Eggleston

 

An then an apparent misunderstanding about the source of Collier genealogy information.

1928_04_03_Ltr Louis Burgess to JCC_Page_1

1928_04_03_Ltr Louis Burgess to JCC_Page_2

1931_03_18_Ltr JCC to Louis Burgess

And Mrs. Jena Cuthbert Collier continues the pursuit of information on Vines Collier.

1931_03_27_Ltr Mrs JCC to War Dept.

“. . . sometime during the fall . . .”

1932_09_10_Ltr JCC to D C Perry

 

“A complete genealogy of the Collier family . . . would require a great deal of work. . .”

1936_03_04 Ltr JCC to E B Worsley

Final clarification:

1942_09_29_Ltr JCC to J D Eggleston

 

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