- From Jean Colyer Grumbling website:
William accompanied his parents to Kentucky about 1795. In the spring of 1807 his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. John Adams arrived in Lincoln co., Ky. with their children, en route from Virginia to Missouri for the purpose of buying land and developing a farm. They spent the summer in Kentucky with Mrs. Colyer, sister to Mrs. Adams. In the Adams family was a daughter, Martha Adams, known as Patsy. An attachment developed between this young girl and her cousin, William Colyer. They were married in Lincoln co., Ky., October 27, 1807. and later moved to Cynthiana, Harrison Co., Ky.
Fought in the War of 1812. He was mustered in September 19, 1814, in Capt. Forrest's Co., Kentucky Volunteer Militia, under Col. Porter as a private.
Some years after Martha and he married, they moved to a farm near Cynthiana, Harrison Co., Ky. where his nephew, William Graves Collier, visited him in 1848. He was still living then, but his name does not appear in the census of 1850 for Harrison Co.
source--Kansas City Library, Richard Callaway Family.
Family bible of Elizabeth Colyer, cousin to Stella Colyer.