|Left to right are: Martha Ann Brown, Francis Marion Collier, Mary Susan Brown, Hiram McDuffy Collier|
The brothers in the photo married the sisters in the photo. Hiram McDuffy Collier is my husbands gr grandfather.
Hiram McDuffy Collier b: Feb. 2, 1865 Marion Co. AL
d: Mar. 22, 1936 Vinemont,
Cullman Co. Alabama
Parents: Joshua Collier and Rebecca Ann McClung
The 1870 Census showing Hiram at age 4.
The census shows Hiram living with his parents and siblings:
Rebecca b: 1828 Georgia, she can read and write.
Joshua Collier b: 1808 N.C. cannot read or write
Malinda F Collier b: 1859 Al
Nancy C Collier b: 1862 Al
Francis M. Collier b: 1863 Al
John Collier b: 1867 Al
Mary E. Collier b: 1869 Al
In the 1880 Census:
It shows Joshua a Farmer
Hiram : farmer
and Joshua and Rebecca have a new son named:
Joseph b: 1871 Al
Malinda isn't living at home.
In the 1900 Census:
Hiram has been married to Mary Susan Brown for 15 years. They married August 3, 1884 in Marshall, Alabama. They have seven children:
Wesley J. b: May 1884 Al
John H. b: Sept 1886 Al
Riley N. b: Nov 1888 Al
William P b: Mar 1890 Al
George T. b: Sept 1891 Al
Susan C. b: Oct 1895 Al
James M. b: Oct 1899 Al
Hiram is still a Farmer, Wesley is farming, and Riley is farming.
Neither Hiram or Mary Susan can read or write.
The 1910 Census:
Hiram is 45 years old, he's still doing General Farming, Wesley and John have moved out living on their own.
James McDuffy Collier my husband's grandfather is 10 years old.
The 1920 Census below:
Hiram is farming, James McDuffy Collier and Bertie M, Wise are living with Hiram and Mary Susan.
Bertie married James but at this time it appears that they aren't married yet.
Hiram's wife Mary Susan dies on January 29, 1925 in Jaffa, Cullman Co. Alabama. On Nov 1, 1927, Hiram married Ethel Bevins Jordan and they have a son named:
Henry Holt Collier b: 1928 or 29 Al
Also living with Hiram are his step-children
Alabama Death and Burial Index for Mary Susan Collier:
Mary is buried in New Canaan Church Cemetery.
Hiram McDuffy Collier Dies March 22, 1936
Hiram is buried East Point Presbyterian Cemetery Cullman, Alabama
Ethel Bevins Jordan-Collier
dies Aug 20, 1978, she's buried in:
Flint Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Cullman, Al
Plot: sec 2 row 16
More information about all the children:
Wesley Joshua Collier ( May 26, 1885 Marshall, Alabama, Dec 30, 1956 Cullman, Alabama)
John Henry ( Sept 12, 1886 Marshall, Al, July 31, 1968, Blount, Alabama)
Riley Nathan Collier ( Nov. 24, 1888 Alabama, May 15, 1970 Cullman, Alabama)
William Presley Collier ( Mar. 4, 1890, Marshall, Al, April 13, 1965 Loxley, Alabama)
George Tillman Collier ( Sept 30, 1891 Marshall, Al, Jan 25, 1943, Hattiesburg, Forrest, Mississippi)
Susan Catherine Collier ( Oct 22, 1895 Marshall Al, Dec 30, 1945 Cullman, Alabama)
James McDuffy Collier ( Oct 5, 1899 Marion Co. Alabama, Feb 29, 1960, Cullman Alabama)
1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com
1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com
1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com
1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com
1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com
1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com
Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002, Ancestry.com
Alabama Death's 1908-59, Ancestry.com
Alabama Deaths & Burials Index 1816-1974, Ancestry.com
Alabama, Select Marriages, 1816-1957, Ancestry.com