spouse: Williams, Joe (*1778 - )
See estate settlement of William Colyar where Nancy is mentioned asinheriting several items from estate in about 1820.
Somerset, Ky journal July 2, 1920spouse: Maves, Dena (*1871 - 1937)
Mr. Nathaniel Colyer, a former Pulaskian now a resident of Houston,
on a visit to friends and relatives here. Mr. Colyer is teaching in a
business college at Houston and is doing nicely. He has been away from
Somerset, Ky. about twenty years, but always makes a yearly visit to his
He is quite a booster for his home town.
per Wesley Colyer of Cinncinnati OH 2004, Othen lives in ShepardsvilleKy and is in his 90's as of 2004.
Buried at Wesley Chapel in Jugornot area of Pulaski county off highway769 (Rush Branch Rd). Has road named for him in Jugornot area PulaskiCounty overlooking Cumberland River off Omega Park Rd. His daughterCliva Colyer Minton lives at end of Perry Lee Colyer road 2005spouse: Howard, Bessie (1903 - 1963)
According to his son Raymond, 06/26/2005, Raymond son of Perry Leeworked and and lived most of his life in Cinncinnati for General Motorsand retired to Jugornot Hollow area of Pulaski County.spouse: Phelps, Wilma (1934 - )
I believe this Richard Collier/Colyer was baptist minister and testifiedin 1834 on revolutionary war pension applications for Charles Colyer andJohn Colyer (Grizzy Colyer's husband).spouse: Garland, Martha Ann (Patsey) (*1785 - )
On Mon, 28 May 2001 12:45:26 EDT Grfmtf@@aol.com writes:
> Greetings Wesley and or Dan;
> For years I have been researching a Stephen Collier that has been
> reported in
> Baptist Church records as a first cousin to Richard who was also a
> Preacher from about 1810 to 1850. Most of this time they were in
> the general
> area of Rockcastle Co..
Richard Colyer was my g-g-grandfather. He was born in EasternTennessee in 1778 and married Martha Ann (Patsey) Garland in Carter Co.,TN in April of 1808. They moved to Pulaski Co., KY with their threesons, Humphrey, Jesse G. and Richard, Jr. In 1850, Richard Colyer, age71, and Patsey, age 70 were living in Pulaski County in the
household of Humphrey Colyer. In 1860, Richard, age 83, Baptistminister,
born in Virginia (could mean Eastern TN?) is still listed with Humphrey,but no Patsey (still in
Pulaski County). I found some Colyer information on the Internet where
someone was listing Colyers in different cemeteries in Rockcastlecounty.
They said Richard Colyer, (and a note that he was a minister was on his
headstone), is buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, which is on theRockcastle
Pulaski County line. I have just recently made contact with a woman wholives in Pulaski Co., and drives by this cemetery on a daily basis. Sheis going to look into finding the grave and headstone for me. I willsend on any information that I get back from her.
P.O. Box 445
Hubbardston, MA 01452
From Jean Colyer Grumbling site:
Possibly well-known minister.
History of Kentucky Baptists, pg. 620 says:
"RICHARD COLLIER was the most distinguished preacher in this fraternity,and was, for about fifty years, a very useful minister in old CumberlandRiver Assoc. He was born in East Tennessee, about the year 1783, andmigrated to Pulaski Co., Ky. while a young man. Soon after his settlingin Kentucky, he commenced exhorting, and was ordained to the ministry, atMt. Pleasant church in Pulaski Co., about 1811, by Elijah Barnes, and,probably Stephen Collier, who was his first cousin. He was a moderatepreacher, but a zealous, faithful laborer; and he did much in building upthe early churches in Pulaski Co. His popularity was evidenced in hisbeing chosen Moderator of Cumberland River Association, about 20 years.He was also Moderator of the body now under consideration, at its firstsession. He rested from his labors in April, 1865."
Quote from Pulaski County Cemetery Record Book (BiCentennial Edition1776-1976) "Joined Baptist Church 1804. Lived member of same for 60years. Was Minister of gospel 54 years. Age about 86 years."
I remember as a child my parents taking me to visit my Aunt Ruby at herstore there accross from the stockyards. Aunt Ruby had big glassenclosed cases made of oak that made up the main check out counter wherethe cash register was kept. The glass cases were filled with varioussorts of candy. Aunt Ruby would always have my brother and I get a sackand fill them up from the candy cases to take with us.spouse: Chestnut, James C. (1905 - 1961)
According to letter from Dr. Welby Colyer of Florida, his brother, St.Clair Colyer was living in Somerset Ky at the time about 1950
See Pulaski County KY deed book 12, Part II, page 699 where Father JohnColyer Sr. transfers Coal Mine land to St. Clair Colyer in 1846. Seeletter from Dr. Welby Colyer of Florida who speaks of family history andhis father St. Clair Colyer.spouse: Zachary, Nancy Jane (*1823 - )
VITAL STATS: 1855 Deaths, p 2 - Pulaski County, Kentuckyspouse: Alexander, Nigara (*1836 - )
Transcribed & Submitted by Valerie J. Davis, vdavis@@blarg.net
Date: 15 May 1999
From Kentucky State Archives Film #994053: KY Birth, Marriage, and DeathRecords (1852-1910);
Powell-Rowan Counties; Filmed Jan 1981 by The Division of Archives &Records, Frankfort, KY;
Pulaski Co: 1852-1859, 1861, 1874-1878
Family Index is at:http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ky/pulaski/vitals.html
1855 Deaths; page 2
S/M/C = Sex/Marital Status/Color*
*[in 1855, the color was not actually recorded. B or Black waswritten in at a later time. Sometimes the Clerk wrote 'colored' next tothe person's name.]
PC = Pulaski County, KY
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1855, p 4: "Commonwealth of Kentucky Sct: I William M. Fox, clerk of thecounty court, for the county
of Pulaski, do certify that the foregoing lists of Births, Marriages &Deaths were truly and correctly
copied from the several returns of the Assessor said county and of hisassistants - June 24th 1856.
Will M. Fox Clk"
Decedant S/M/C Age Parents/OwnerDeath Date Cause of Death Death PlaceResidence Birth Place Occupation
Stephen Collyer -/-/- 18 John & Lydia Collyer19 Apr Tyfoid fever GrundyGrundy Pittman Cr.
Buried next to Lydia Colyer his mother in Soule's Chapel cemetery perpersonal observation of Richard Curtis 04/22/05
The Colyer Family of Pulaski County Ky (excerpt from Janis Ragar) saysthat this Stephen was living at Haynes, KY.spouse: , Balgora (*1876 - )