Colyer/Collier was born 1n Greenbrier,Va. which today is known as West Va.
Married Lydia Purvis 1818, she was from Johnston Co., North Carolina.
They then moved to Pulaski Co., Ky. and are buried in Souls Chapel Cem.
There may have been a brother, cousin, uncle, or William also which went
to Ky. also.
The name was misspelled around the Civil War.
Wesley M. Colyer
Wesley Colyer [firstname.lastname@example.org]
VITAL STATS: 1853 Deaths, p 2 - Pulaski County, Kentucky
Transcribed & Submitted by Valerie J. Davis, email@example.com
Date: 15 May 1999
From Kentucky State Archives Film #994053: KY Birth, Marriage, and Death Records (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
1853 Deaths; page 2
S/M/C = Sex/Marital Status/Color*
*[in 1853, the color was not actually recorded. B or Black was written in at a later time.]
PC = Pulaski County, KY
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1853, p 3: "A Copy Att J.D. Allcorn Clk"
This shows death of a slave named Clara
Decedant S/M/C Age Parents/Owner Death Date Cause of Death Death Place Residence Birth Place Occupation
Clara -/-/B 16 Lydia Colyer 11 Dec PC PC TN
- Will of Lydia Purvis Colyer reads:
As life is uncertain and death is certain, I deem it prudent wilst in the enjoyment of sound mind and discretion to dispose of my worldly effects and wish to do so in the following manner to wit: I sold to Manerva Richardson several years ago a (pop?) that I never bequeath to her my (sadale?) and a white counterpaine. I give to Harriet Black for services rendered one bed quilt, to Martin Colyer my beds and their clothing and my furniture I will sold to the highest bidder. I wish after my debts are collected, my burial expenses and other debts paid, the remainder be equally divided between my children, Manerva Richardson, excepted as I have given her all I wish her to have. I wish my son, C. W. Colyer to act as executor to this my last will and testament and to afixed my name and seal this 8 day of April, 1874. Done at C. G. Colyer's in Pulaski, State of Ky.
Signed: Lydia Colyer
source believed to be John Parsons