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.
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.
Rossina Mordecai produced evidence of the Colonial service of Vines Collier:
The response to Durward Cuthbert Collier’s inquiry of Brunswick Co., Virginia concerning the marriage of Vines Collier and Sarah Elizabeth Williamson.
Further correspondence from Mordecai reveals she has reached a dead-end on Vines contribution to the American Revolution.
Then J. D. Eggelston finds the evidence!
Followed by an exchange of letters concerning Eggleston.
An then an apparent misunderstanding about the source of Collier genealogy information.
And Mrs. Jena Cuthbert Collier continues the pursuit of information on Vines Collier.
“. . . sometime during the fall . . .”
“A complete genealogy of the Collier family . . . would require a great deal of work. . .”