I have a Benjamin Collier, born abt 1870, son of William E. Collier,b abt 1835 Giles Co TN and Mary_____, b. abt 1850. William E. was a son of William "Will" Collier, born 1788 Northampton Co. NC, died 1879 Upshur Co. TX. and his wife Martha "Patsey" Kimbrough, b.abt 1796 Caswell Co. NC, died between 1850-1860 Carroll Co. TN. Unfortunately, I have no info on who Benjamin marriedor anything else about him, so I can't say for sure that he is your Ben Collier. I will try to find out, though, and will let you know if I come up with anything.