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|Birth||23 Jun 1818||Washington county , TN [3, 4]|
|Died||13 Dec 1907||Nashville, TN [3, 4]|
|Person ID||I2440||John Colyer family of Somerset Ky|
|Last Modified||09 Dec 2011|
|Father||Alexander Colyar, b. ABT. 1790, Tennessee , d. 1856, Franklin Co., Tennessee|
|Mother||Katherine (Kate) Sevier Sherrill, b. 1795|
|Family ID||F355||Group Sheet|
|Family ID||F059||Group Sheet|
|Family 2||Mary Elizabeth Collier Kavanaugh|
|Family ID||F352||Group Sheet|
|Family 3||Agnes Erskine Estill, b. 1826, d. 1885|
|Married||9 Dec 1847||Franklin Co., Tennessee [2, 3, 5]|
|Family ID||F353||Group Sheet|
|Family 4||Mary Mcguire|
|Married||1888 [3, 4]|
|Family ID||F354||Group Sheet|
|Photos||Arthur St. Clair Colyar (1818-1907). |
Tennessee State Library and Archives
Photographs of Portraits
Accession No: 30113
Subject: Arthur St. Clair Colyar (1818-1907).
Artist: Cornelius Hawkins
Date: ca. 1900
Location: TN State Library and Archives
403 7th Ave. N.
Nashville, TN 37243-0312
Web Contact: Preservation - State Library
|Grave of Arthur St. Clair Colyar|
Grave of A.S Colyar in Nashville TN
|Documents||Arthur St. Clair Colyar Article|
Article from Franklin County Library on Arthur St. Clair Colyar
|Arthur St. Clair Colyar Obitituary|
Arthur St. Clair Colyar--this includes the front page article in the Nashville Tennessean the day A.S. Colyar died. In addition, there is an article in the proceeding of the Tennessee Bar Association detailing the life of A.S. Colyar. The Tennessean article give hint of William Colyar being in the battle of King's Mountain during the Revolutionary War. There is note attached to the article at the point of reference that once double clicked in the Acrobat Reader will open up.
|A.S, Colyar from the John Fain Anderson collection|
Here are some obits from various east Tennessee newspapers on AS Colyar from the John Fain Anderson collection from the archives of Appalachia East TN State Univ giving details of William Colyar (his father) home place on Nolichucky River.
|Nashville as part of new south by A. S. Colyar|
Here is an article written on the history and wonderful nature of the Nashville as part of new south by A. S. Colyar.
|Arthur St. Clair Colyar Sons of The American Revolution|
Also, in 2006 I discovered that Arthur St. Clair Colyar applied and became a member of the Sons of The American Revolution (SAR) in 1900 at age 82. The application was based on his grandfather on his mother’s side----George Sherrell. Here is a copy of the application in pdf format obtained from the Sons of American Revolution. If Arthur St. Clair Colyar could have proved his grandfather William Colyar having served in the Revolution, it sure seems he would have applied based on his Colyar name rather than his mother’s family name. Perhaps he knew of family tradition of William Colyar having served in the battle of King’s Mountain like his grandfather Sherrell, but could not prove it via pension records since William Colyar died (in 1819) as did perhaps his wife Nancy Ann, prior to the granting of pensions for this service so it was never documented. Beginning in 1818 federal pensions were granted for service only, and soldiers who served in the militia were eligible beginning in 1832. Papers relating to pension applications prior to 1818 were destroyed but many exist for later years. It should also be noted that A.S. Colyar applied to the at an old age of 82 and the application apparently was approved quickly as approval and application date is notated as May 17, 1900. If this was a rush approval, it may be that he was using the most expedient easily documentable method available.
|A.S. Colyar obits|
Here are several newspaper accounts in Nashville TN 12/7/1907, the day A.S. Colyar died. One newspaper account in The Tennessean references his grandfather Colyar(William) involved in the Battle of King's Mountain.
|A.S. Colyar letter|
Here is a letter from southern historical collection Library at University North Carolina at Chapel Hill written to Mr. A.S. Colyar in 1905 recounting things in his life they would like him to speak about at press club dinner honoring him
|Martha Colyar Roseboro article|
Article on Martha Colyar Roseboro (sister to Arthur St. Clair Colyar) who lived in Winchester Tennessee. Daughter Viola Roseboro discussed who was an author.
|Martha Colyar (sister to Arthur St. Clair Colyar) writing|
Writing by Martha Colyar (sister to Arthur St. Claire Colyar) found in the online library of Cornell University. This about time of reconstruction after Civil War in Mont Eagle TN
|Arthur St. Clair Colyar lynching article|
Article on sad state of Lynchings in South from New York 1892 mentions Arthur St. Clair Colyar
|A.S Colyer / Robert E. Lee|
Here is extract of account of A.S Colyer as member of confederate congress on Robert E. Lee’s giving up hope of winning war.
|A.S. Colyar and Robert E. Lee|
Here are couple of letters to Robert E. Lee concerning A.S. Colyar
|Charles Colyer mention in Andre Michaux’s Travels in the Tennessee Country|
Andrew Michaux’s Travels in the Tennessee Country contain reference to him in March 1796 arriving at Charles Collier’s 10 miles from Jonesborough. A footnote to this comment states that this Charles Collier was of the family from which descended Col. Arthur St. Clair Colyar.
|Scotch-Irish convention speech|
Speech by Arthur St. Clair Colyar at convention of Scotch-Irish contained in book The Scotch-Irish in America
|A.S. Colyar life and character paper presented to Chattanooga TN meeting of TN bar association 1909|
A.S. Colyar life and character paper presented to Chattanooga TN meeting of TN bar association 1909
|Virginia Cousins written by Goode|
A section in the book Virginia Cousins history detailing Collier families of Virginia
|Arthur St. Clair Colyar (A.S. Colyar) letterhead as Vice President of Tennessee Sons of The American Revolution|
Shows that A.S. Colyar , late in life was vice president of the Tennessee Sons of The American Revolution (what later became the Andrew Jackson chapter)
|Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address|
Interesting read to give one sense of the civil war times
|Memoir of Senator Williamson Oldham: Rise and fall of Confederacy exerpt re A.S. Colyar|
Description of A.S. Colyer during Civil War
|Arthur St. Clair Colyar before U.S. Supreme Court|
Virginia vs. Tennessee border line dispute. Court decided the 1803 demarcation as argued by Colyar team was proper boundry.
|Augusta County VA descendants, Ky Historical Society 1918|
Supplemental book from orginal sources listing notable persons descended from Augusta County VA roots, shows Arthur St. Clair Colyar, who as nephew of John Colyer of Pulaski County Ky. It is believed John Colyer's father William originated from Henry County VA, which was once part of Augusta County VA.
|Andrew Jackson Volume I, Life and Times; by A.S. Colyar |
Here is the complete book written by A.S. Colyar on the Life and Times of Andrew Jackson Volume I.
|Andrew Jackson; Life and Times Vol II by A.S. Colyar|
entire book volume 2; only reference to family is mother of A.S. Colyar Sherrill family
|Prominent Tennesseans--Albert Marks, Elizabeth Lashbrook, Ursula Colyar|
write up on Albert Marks, governor of Tennessee and his history with confederate south army civil war with General Zollicoffer and battle of Mill Springs Somerset Ky (fishing creek) and pointing out his maternal grand-mother Colyar
|A.S. Colyar Public Career, Tennessee Historic Quarterly|