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Amos C. COLLIER

Amos C. COLLIER

Male 1840 - 1882  (42 years)

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  • Name Amos C. COLLIER  [1, 2
    Born 28 Mar 1840  , Lebanon, Pulaski [later Laclede] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation U.S. Military Civil War Veteran (Confederate) 
    Occupation Abt 1860  , Washington Twp., Webster County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    teacher 
    1860 U.S. Census 1 Jun 1860  , Washington Twp., Webster County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 20y 
    • He was recorded in the household of William T. Burford, and was 20 years old at the time of this census. His occupation was recorded as "teacher, county schools".
    1860 U.S. census, Missouri, Webster County, Washington [COLLIER, Amos]
    1860 U.S. census, Missouri, Webster County, Washington [COLLIER, Amos]
    1860 U.S. Census 1 Jun 1860  , Union Twp., Laclede County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 20y 
    • He was recorded in the household of "Jessie Calier", and was 20 years old at the time of this census. His occupation was recorded as "teacher", and Missouri was his reported birthplace.
    1860 U.S. census, Missouri, Laclede County, Union [COLLIER, Jesse]
    1860 U.S. census, Missouri, Laclede County, Union [COLLIER, Jesse]
    Military Service Between 1862 and 1865  , , , Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Civil War, Confederate, Company B, Unit 9 (Elliott's), Missouri Cavalry, Private
      COLLIER, Amos 38 MO TN TN
    Military CSR Between 1862 and 1865  [7
    Military Service Record for COLLIER, Amos, pg 1
    Military Service Record for COLLIER, Amos, pg 1
    Military Service Record for COLLIER, Amos, pg 2
    Military Service Record for COLLIER, Amos, pg 2
    Military Service Record for COLLIER, Amos, pg 3
    Military Service Record for COLLIER, Amos, pg 3
    Military Service Record for COLLIER, Amos, pg 4
    Military Service Record for COLLIER, Amos, pg 4
    Military Service Record for COLLIER, Amos, pg 5
    Military Service Record for COLLIER, Amos, pg 5
    Military POW From 23 Mar 1863 to 20 Jun 1863  , St. Clair, Franklin County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Amos was captured, then escaped. His confession is transcribed below:

      Statement of Amos Collier, a prisoner at the Gratiot Str Prison, St. Louis, made the 20th day of April 1863.
      My age is 23 years
      I live in Laclede County, Missouri
      I was born in Gasconade County, Missouri
      I was captured in St. Clair County on or about the 23rd day of March 1863

      The cause of my capture was I was a soldier in the confederate army

      I was in arms against the United States and was a Private in Captain Walton’s Company, Colonel Elliot’s Battalion. I was sworn into the Rebel service about the 25th day of September 1862 by Mosely in Cove Creek Ark for 3 years or during the war
      I was in the MO State Guard Under McBride in the six months service –
      served my time out

      When captured I was first taken to Rolla and remained there 14 days and was not examined there and was sent to Gratiot St Prison about the 16th day of April 1863

      I took the oath of allegiance to the United States about the 10th day of May 1862

      Subscribed by the Prisoner, this day
      A. Collier
      first named, in my presence
      WG Strong
      Capt & Aag
      ?
      The prisoner makes additional statements as follows, in answer to questions:

      1. How many times have you been in arms during the rebellion?

      Twice

      2. What commanders have you served under?

      Gen McBride & Col Elliot

      3. What battles or skirmishes have you been in?

      Prairie Grove

      4. Did you have arms, or were you on picket, or what part did you take in the action?

      Yes, in the reserve

      5. Have you ever furnished arms or ammunition, horses, provisions, or any kind of supplies to any rebels? State when, where and how ofter

      My own horse

      6. Was there any rebel camp near you, that you did not give notice of to the U. S. troops?

      No Sir

      7. Have you ever been with any one taking or pressing horses, arms or other property?

      Yes - Six horses – we were ordered to do so by our Captain

      8. Are you enrolled in E.M.M. – loyal or disloyal?

      I offered to enroll, but Maj Perry would not accept me

      9. Are you a southern sympathizer

      I am

      10. Do you sincerely desire to have the southern people put down in this war, and the authority of the U.S. Government over them restored?

      I do not
      ?
      11. How many slaves have you? None

      12. Have you a wife – how many children?

      No Sir

      13. What is your occupation? Farmer & School Teacher

      14. What relatives have you in the rebellion?

      None that I know of

      15. Have you ever been in any Rebel camp? If so, whose – when – where – and how long? What did you do? Did you leave it, or were you captured in it?

      None but my own, Elliot’s. Different places. About seven months. Stood guard &c. I was captured while on a scouting party. I made no resistance. In September 1862 I went away to Arkansas joined the rebel army there. I went away because I was required to work upon the Fort at Lebanon, MO by the federals. I desire to be exchanged.
      A. Collier
      ?
      Statement of Amos Collier, a prisoner captured by Captain Allen of the 47th Reg ???

      I was in the MO State Guard under McBride in the six month service, when I was discharged I came in and took the Oath of Allegiance to the United States at Lebanon, MO before Captain Wirpel?? about 10 May 1862 \. I stayed in ??? until September when I went away to Arkansas and joined the Rebel Army at Cove Creek, Ark. I went away because I was required to work upon the Fort at Lebanon, MO. I remained in the army until the 14th of March 1863 when I got away. I left with other men. I came up by West Plains & Mountain Store. I swapped horses with a man I met on the Gasconade by the name of Marr?? We all intended to make our way north and endeavor to get in with a gov’t train and across the plains, where we were chased by Captain Allen and his men, and finally captured in a house.

      The above statement was made by the above named “Amos Collier” before me this 12th day of April 1863

      D. ???
      Ist Lt ???
      8th Regiment Cavalry MSM
    Civil War Prisoner of War Record for COLLIER, Amos
    Civil War Prisoner of War Record for COLLIER, Amos
    Occupation 1880  , Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    dry-goods merchant 
    1880 U.S. Census 1 Jun 1880  , Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Age: 38y 
    • He was recorded as the head of household and 38 years old at the time of this census. His occupation was recorded as "dry-goods merchant", and Missouri was his reported birthplace. Tennessee was the reported birthplace of both his father and mother.
    1880 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Edgar Springs [COLLIER, Amos C.]
    1880 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Edgar Springs [COLLIER, Amos C.]
    Obituary
    • Amos Collier, a merchant of Edgar Springs, died on last Saturday after a short illness of dropsy. He was buried on Sunday with full Masonic honors. Mr. Collier was a man well liked by all who knew him, and his sudden death will be regretted by all.

      [transcribed from the Rolla Herald by Kathy Kult] [10]
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    FamilySearch ID
    Died 11 Nov 1882  , Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 11, 12
    Cause: dropsy (a.k.a., congestive heart failure) 
    Buried Edgar Springs Cemetery, Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Gravestone for COLLIER, Amos and Anna Laura (daughter)
    Gravestone for COLLIER, Amos and Anna Laura (daughter)
    Transcription:
    AMOS | Husband of AGNES A. COLLIER
    [broken/missing birth date]
    DIED NOV. 11, 1882
    ANNA LAURA
    BORN AUG. 4, 1875
    DIED MAR. 22, 1877
    Photographed by Kathy Kult on 7 October 2005
    Gravestone for COLLIER, Amos and Anna Laura (daughter) [Enhanced]
    Gravestone for COLLIER, Amos and Anna Laura (daughter) [Enhanced]
    Transcription:
    AMOS | Husband of AGNES A. COLLIER
    [broken/missing birth date]
    DIED NOV. 11, 1882
    ANNA LAURA
    BORN AUG. 4, 1875
    DIED MAR. 22, 1877
    Photographed by Kathy Kult on 7 October 2005
    Notes 
    • Amos Collier listed as teacher on 1860 Laclede census with mother and father. May have helped brother David T. Collier in mercantile business in Licking, Missouri. He moved to and helped build Edgar Springs, Missouri. He had a hotel, married Agnes Wright, either had a funeral parlor or at least sold Grandma Eliza Case funeral clothes, etc. for Grandpa Joe Warren Case's funeral. Invoice shows Amos' signature as "Amos C. Collier". [14]
    • In 1860, when William J. Lawhorn (my father's mother's father's father) was 12 years old, he was living in Finley Twp, in Webster County, Missouri. At this same time, a 20-year old teacher named Amos Collier (my mother's mother's father's father) was teaching school in that same County in Missouri. Could the two have met 100 years before they became great-great-grandfathers of the same great-great-grandchildren?
    Person ID I1226  Kult-Lawhorn-Case-Collier Family Tree | Collier Branch
    Last Modified 12 May 2018 

    Father Jesse COLLIER, I,   b. 1803, , , Lancaster County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1868, , Cave Springs Twp., Laclede County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Mahala Fox ELLIS,   b. 1809, , , Sumner County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1867, , Cave Springs Twp., Laclede County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 1825  , , Stewart County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • Jesse Collier II and Mahala Fox had 10 sons and 3 daughters, all of which are not recorded here [yet].
    Family ID F602  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnes Ann WRIGHT,   b. 21 Jan 1850, , Yancy Mills, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1915, Oak St. between 6th & 7th, Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 13 Sep 1874  , Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Marriage of COLLIER, Amos and WRIGHT, Agnes Ann
    Marriage of COLLIER, Amos and WRIGHT, Agnes Ann

    Transcription:

    Collier to Wright

    State of Missouri }
    County of Phelps } ss.

    This Certifies That Amos Collier and Agnes A. Wright of Phelps Co in the State of Mo were at said County, by me joined together in Holy Mat-
    rimony on the 13th day of Sept AD 1874.

    John A Sally
    County Justice

    Filed for Record }
    Sept 16, 1874 }

    Children 
     1. Anna Laura COLLIER,   b. 4 Aug 1875, , Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1877, , Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +2. Lewis "Jesse" COLLIER,   b. 27 Sep 1876, , Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1962, , Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. John Henson COLLIER,   b. 10 Apr 1878, , Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1901, , Camp Bird, Ouray County, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
    Photos
    Family of COLLIER, Amos C.
    Family of COLLIER, Amos C.
    (L-R) Lewis Jesse, Amos C., John Henson, and Agnes Ann (Wright) Collier

    SOURCE: Phelps County Missouri Heritage, Volume 1, page 91
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2009 
    Family ID F595  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Mar 1840 - , Lebanon, Pulaski [later Laclede] County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - teacher - Abt 1860 - , Washington Twp., Webster County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1860 U.S. Census - Age: 20y - 1 Jun 1860 - , Washington Twp., Webster County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1860 U.S. Census - Age: 20y - 1 Jun 1860 - , Union Twp., Laclede County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Between 1862 and 1865 - , , , Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary POW - From 23 Mar 1863 to 20 Jun 1863 - , St. Clair, Franklin County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Sep 1874 - , Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - dry-goods merchant - 1880 - , Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1880 U.S. Census - Age: 38y - 1 Jun 1880 - , Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: dropsy (a.k.a., congestive heart failure) - 11 Nov 1882 - , Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Edgar Springs Cemetery, Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Edgar Springs IOOF
    Edgar Springs IOOF
    This photo was taken in front of a dry good store in the early 1900's (*). The I.O.O.F. met in the upstairs section of the building. Members are:
    Front row [L-R]: Ned Webber, Dick Jackson, W.T. Black, Lee Asher, Thomas Kepler, W.J. Black, James Mathis, and Samuel Null.
    Row 2: Isham Mathis, Felix Mathis, Joseph Mace, Pink Eaves, Monroe Dunham, Jerry Hanrahan, Amos Collier, and Dr. Samuel F. Arthur.
    Row 3: Charles Lamar, J.P. McManus, Jerome Davidson, Carroll Black, Abraham Mathis, Charlie Brookshire, Jefferson Jackson, Samuel Widener, and Thomas Hanrahan

    * The early 1900s is questionable, since Amos Collier is noted to be in this picture, and he died in 1882.

    SOURCE: Phelps County Genealogical Society (Mo.), Phelps County Missouri Heritage, Vol. I, (Rolla, Missouri : Phelps County Genealogical Society, 1992), p. 437, [photo submitted by Colleen Arthur]
    Family of COLLIER, Amos C.
    Family of COLLIER, Amos C.
    (L-R) Lewis Jesse, Amos C., John Henson, and Agnes Ann (Wright) Collier

    SOURCE: Phelps County Missouri Heritage, Volume 1, page 91
    COLLIER, Amos
    COLLIER, Amos
    The Collier Hotel
    The Collier Hotel
    SOURCE: Colleen Arthur, Edgar Springs : its history and its people, (Edgar Springs, Mo. : C. Arthur, 1986), p. 16

  • CiteRef for this page  Kathy Kult, KKs Family History (http://kks-fam.net/getperson.php?personID=I1226&tree=1: accessed 18 July 2018), "Amos C. COLLIER"

  • Sources 
    1. [S34] Mary Ruth Case, "The Case/Collier Family Genealogy," compiled 10 Dec 1990, supplied 2004 by Case, Rolla, Missouri, (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S207] Phelps County Genealogical Society (Mo.), Phelps County Missouri Heritage, Vol. I, (Rolla, Missouri: Phelps County Genealogical Society, 1992), p. 91.

    3. [S787] Primary Source unavailable.

    4. [S178] 1860 U.S. census, Webster County, Missouri, population schedule, Washington Township, p. 25 (penned), dwelling 156, family 156, William T. Burford household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 August 2005); citing National Archives microfilm publication M653, roll 660, (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S293] 1860 U.S. census, Laclede County, Missouri, population schedule, Union Township, p. 96 (penned), dwelling 579, family 2, Jesse Collier household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 May 2006); citing National Archives microfilm publication M653, roll 627, (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S300] U.S. National Park Service, “Soldiers and Sailors Database,” database, The Civil War, (http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm : 2007-present), entry for Amos Collier, Pvt., Co. B, 9 (Elliott's) Mo. Cav., Confederate. (Reliability: 2).

    7. [S1055] Compiled service record, Amos C. Collier, Pvt., Co. B, 9th (Elliott's) Missouri Cavalry; "Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Missouri, 9th (Elliott's) Cavalry", microfilm publication M322, Roll#54, Record Group 94; National Archives, Washington D.C.

    8. [S943] "Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865 ", digital images, Ancestry.com,, (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 March 2010), entry for "Amos Collier". (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S177] 1880 U.S. census, Phelps County, Missouri, population schedule, Edgar Springs, enumeration district (ED) 128, p. 9 (penned), p. 398A (stamped), dwelling 80, family 83, Amos Collier household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 June 2005); citing National Archives microfilm publication T9, roll 709, (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S54] "Amos C. Collier," obituary, The Herald (Rolla, Missouri), 16 Nov 1882, p. 3, col. 3, half way down the page; MST Periodical Microfilm roll 071.78594 R647h 1881 (Jan)/1884 (Dec), Missouri S&T Library, Western Historical Manuscript Collection, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, Missouri, (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S54] "Amos C. Collier," obituary, The Herald (Rolla, Missouri), 16 Nov 1882, p. 3, col. 3, half way down the page; MST Periodical Microfilm roll 071.78594 R647h 1881 (Jan)/1884 (Dec), Missouri S&T Library, Western Historical Manuscript Collection, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, Missouri, (Reliability: 2).

    12. [S518] Edgar Springs Cemetery (Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri; LAT/LON N37.7087° W-91.86735°; from Rolla, Missouri, take Rt. 63 south for 20 miles to Edgar Springs; then turn left (east) onto State Hwy M (Broadway Street), then turn left onto 1st street to the north; Edgar Springs Cemetery is on the right), (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S518] Edgar Springs Cemetery (Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri; LAT/LON N37.7087° W-91.86735°; from Rolla, Missouri, take Rt. 63 south for 20 miles to Edgar Springs; then turn left (east) onto State Hwy M (Broadway Street), then turn left onto 1st street to the north; Edgar Springs Cemetery is on the right), joint headstone for Amos Collier and Anna Laura Collier (daughter); personally read and photographed, 7 October 2005. (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S34] Mary Ruth Case, "The Case/Collier Family Genealogy," compiled 10 Dec 1990, supplied 2004 by Case, Rolla, Missouri.

    15. [S819] Dixie L. McCrary, The Ellis Line From Surry -- Sussex in Virginia, (n.p.: n.p., 1978), p. 203. (Reliability: 2).

    16. [S912] Phelps County, Missouri, "Marriages", (1867-1881), 1:224, entry for Amos COLLIER and Agnes Ann Wright, 13 September 1874; MSA microfilm C20224, Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City. (Reliability: 3).