Robert Marshall Collier’s Papers
Robert Marshall Collier became one of the largest plantation owners in middle Georgia. Here is a deed dated Dec. 1, 1858 where RMC acquired 201-1/2 acres from Williams Harp for a price of $1,050.00.
Within a few months he is documented as buying another 100 acres from the Harp Estate. The price was $600.00.
Robert Thomas Collier, son of Robert Marshall and Amanda F. Collier, was born Dec. 7, 1837. Robert Thomas was married to Sarah E. Stafford on May 6, 1856. He enlisted in the Woodson Guards, Company I, 32d Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee, C.S.A., as a private on May 7, 1862. Records show he died in Savannah prior to February 17, 1863. Measles is listed as the cause of death.
Robert Marshall settled the Estate of his son, Robert Thomas, in 1876, as shown by these two documents.
As Jena Cuthbert Collier put together his family’s history, he sought information from those who had served with his uncle, Robert Thomas Collier. Here is the January 26, 1923 reply to his inquiry from an aging Confederate veteran.
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Robert Marshall Collier was deeded the land holdings of his mother, Martha Marshall Booker Collier (daughter-in-law of Vines and Elizabeth Collier), before she passed away. Here is the deed that transferred the property in 1870.
After the death of Martha Marshall Booker Collier, Robert Marshall Collier administered her estate.
This document shows the portion of the estate received by Edith Louisa (Collier) Sharman, sister of Robert M. Collier.
Here is a list of items sold from the Jas. G. Whatley Estate. Robert Marshall Collier’s second wife was Susan Jane Whatley. Many of the items at the sale were purchased by Robert Marshall Collier.