Jackson Martin COLLIER

Husband:  Jackson Martin COLLIER
Birth:  Abt 1775, Augusta Co., Tennessee 
Death:  Jul 1823, Clark Co., Arkansas 

Marriage:  16 Feb 1802, Logan Co., Kentucky 

Wife:  Mary Belle ANDERSON
Birth:  20 Jan 1784, Henry Co., Virginia 
Death:  30 Aug 1861, Montgomery Co., Arkansas
Father:  Armstead ANDERSON 
Mother:   Urshula FARRIS 

1. Lydia COLLIER, b: abt 1800, Union Co., Kentucky
2. Alford COLLIER, b: 1810, Union Co., Kentucky
3. Harrison Rumsey COLLIER, b: 1812, Union Co., Kentucky
4. Nathan COLLIER, b: 1813, Clark Co., Arkansas
5. Andrew Jackson Collier, b: 3 Apr 1815, Clark Co., Arkansas
6. John Wilson COLLIER, b: 1816, Collier's Creek, Montgomery Co., Arkansas
7. Thomas M. COLLIER, b: 1818, Collier's Creek, Montgomery Co., Arkansas
8. Jefferson COLLIER, b: 15 Jun 1820, Collier's Creek, Montgomery Co., Arkansas
9. Rilecky Jane COLLIER, b: 7 Feb 1822, Collier's Creek, Montgomery Co., Arkansas
10. Maddie COLLIER, b:  Arkansas
Per the Arkansas Gazette on March 20, 1824 under Probate and Chancery Notices for Clark County, Arkansas "Martin Collier deceased and Mary Collier is the Administrix."

From the Western Arkansas Biographical and Historical Memoirs:
About 1813, Martin and Mary came to what is now Montgomery County, and settled on Caddo Creek, about twenty miles from any white settler, but did not remain here long, soon moving to what is now known as Collier's Creek, where they spent the rest of their lives, Martin dying in 1822 and Mary on August 30, 1861, a member of the Baptist Church.  For many years, their nearest trading point was Little Rock, and their nearest blacksmith's shop twenty-five miles distant.  As it was thirty miles to a flouring-mill, they often used a mortar instead of making that long tedious journey (there were no roads at that time).  There were no schools so the early education of their children was sadly neglected, and as Martin died at an early day, his widow was left with ten children to care for in this vast wilderness, three or four miles from any neighbor.  She nobly discharged every duty and her children now "rise up and call her blessed."

In 1850, Mary was living with her son, Jefferson, and his family.  In 1860, she was living next door to them.

1860 Federal Census Data (M653_0046, Page 891), Gap Twp., Montgomery Co., Arkansas,
                                                                                                                    Enumeration Date: 29-Jun-1860, Family #274





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1) Death - Husband:  Arkansas Gazette, 3/20/1824 Probate Notice, Page 10
2) Biography - Western Arkansas Biographical and Historical Memoirs, Southern Publishing Co., Chicago, 1891, Page 480