I assumed youhad the TX census records, so didn't include the info.
1910 census Hill Co, TX:
Collier, Wills, hd, 44, M(1) 22 yr., b TN, TN, TN
" Lucinda, wf, 40, M(1) 22 yr., 9 ch, 9 lvg, b TN, TN, TN
" Myrtle, 18, b TN
" Arena, 14, b TN
" Lucille, 13, b TN
" Walter, 10, b TN
" Bertha, 8, b TN
" Raymond, 5, b TX
" Manuel, 4, b TX
" Geneva, 2, b TX
[Willis is a Porter, grocery store.All are listed as mulattos.]
1920 census Hill Co, TX:
Collier, Willis, hd, 56, md, b TN, U.S., U.S.
" Lucinda, wf, 50, md, b TN, GA, GA
" Versa, d, 18, b TN
" Waymon(sic), s, 15, b TX
" Manuel, s, 13, TX
" Freddie, dau, 9, b TX
" Glenn, dau, 6, b TX
Shelton, Lucille, dau, 21, md, b TN, TN, TN
[Willis is listed Hauler, owns team.You can see Lucille was married, doesn't show her husband, but she's back home with her parents.]
From LDS site -- http://www.FamilySearch.orghttp://www.FamilySearch.org -- using the their 1880 census, only one Collier family in Hill Co, TX, and they're all born in KY, and are white, with nothing that comes close to matching Willis.
For mulattos, there is a Willis Collier 7, Harrison Co, TX, and a William Collier 10, in Dewitt Co, TX.
Here is a site to locate counties for towns in the U.S.:
And, a handy dandy one for just TX.Towns are listed alphatically and I like this one because if someone sligtly misspells aname you still have a good chance of finding it.LOL
Nashville, TN is in Davidson Co.Henderson is in Chester, and Hendersonville is in Sumner, so still don't know where you got the Franklin.(^_^)
Check GenWeb sites for all the states and counties where your family lived.Many of the southern ones will have a special section for information and researching on black families.Keep in mind, it was common for dark skinned Indians to be listed as mulatto, too.Sure doesn'thelp when you're researching and trying to sort out lines.
You mentioned in your email to me, that you don't have access to census records, have you visited a Family History Center in your area?If they are online, they will have Ancestry.com, which is a mostly pay to look site, but the LDShave the subscription so it is free to the public to use.Ancestry has an every name index for the 1930 census, so you could double check to see if Lucinda or Willis was still alive.There are errors, as there are in earlier census records.I can find my father's family on the 1930, but unable to locate my mother's.
Also, in email you mentioned Lucinda died when dau Glenn was about 18.If census is correct she was born ca 1914, so Lucinda would have died ca 1932.You can contact the TX State Archives, which has a state wide death index 1903-1940.They can tell you full date of death, plus county, too.Sometimes a person will die some where other then where they actually lived.If they were visiting someone and died, the death is recorded where they died,not where they lived, nor where they were buried, either.
Happy Hunting (^_^)