Searching for the Family of Efford Cobb Collier

001
Efford Cobb Collier

Efford Cobb Collier was the son of Robert Collier and the grandson of Vines Collier.  Robert Marshall Collier and Isaac Cuthbert Collier were his brothers.  Jena Cuthbert (J. C.) Collier was nephew of Efford Cobb.

Efford Cobb left Upson County, Georgia in 1857 and relocated his family in Texas.  In 1912, J. C. Collier began trying to locate the family of his Uncle Efford.

The following is from the typed notes of J. C. Collier

Facts-re-Efford-Cobb-Collier

J. C. reportedly sent letters to anyone in Texas he found with the Collier name.  Here are some samples of letters he sent in 1912.

1912_10_03_Ltr-JCC-to-several-Colliers

Having no luck locating Efford’s family directly, J. C. sought information from the Powells and McCoys, who were reported to have left Georgia for Texas along with the Collier family.

1923_Powell-Correspondence

This produced results and, in November 1923, J. C. made contact with J. J. Collier of Corpus Christi, Texas and grandson of Efford Cobb Collier.

1923_J-J-Collier-correspondence

There followed connecting with other members of Efford Cobb Collier’s widespread family,

Mrs. S. E. Collier:

1924_01_12_Ltr-JCC-to-Mrs-S-E-Collier

Mrs. Fannie Jackson:

1924_01_12_Ltr_JCC-to-Mrs-Fannie-Jackson

Edward Fluellen Collier:

1924_02_16_Ltr-JCC-to-Edward-Fluellen-Collier

R. O. Jackson:

R-O-Jackson-correspondence

Hardy R. Collier:

Hardy-R-Collier-correspondence-redo

A. M. Harryman:

Harryman-correspondence

John Howard Collier:

John-Howard-Collier-correspondence

Fannie Collier Preslar:

Fannie-Efford-Preslar

Mrs. Robert Redding Collier:

1926_07_19_Ltr-JCC-to-Mrs-Robert-Reding-Collier

Mrs. Efford Collier Presler:

Mrs-Efford-C-Presslar

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© Collier Heritage Foundation. All rights reserved.