I am looking for information concerning my g-g-gandmother, Mary Frances Collier.I have the following informationconcerning her.If you can make a connection, please do.Thank you.
She was the only child of Francis Collier and Nancy Arthur.After he father's death, her mother married Reverand John Strickland of Gwinnett Co., GA., and evidently Nancy died while Mary Frances was still very young, for it is said"she was an orphan and was reared by her stepfather, Rev. John Strickland of Gwinnett Co., GA.In a book entitled "Land Lottery, 1827" by Martha Lou Houston, published by Walton Forbes Co., Columbus, GA., and can be referred to at Georgia Archives & History Department, Rhodes Memorial Bldg., Atlanta, GA., you will find the following:
"Mary F. Collier, Orphan, Hunnicutts (a section of Gwinnett Co., GA.). Lot 114, in 16th District, 2nd section -- Muscogee County" (land being
located there that she drew in this land lottery)
Drewry Murrah Peeples, b. in Orange Co., NC, Sept. 23, 190; m. Mary Frances Collier at LaFayette, Walker Co., GA, Nov. 10, 1835.He died in Murray Co., GA, Oct. 11, 1888, and is buried in Mt. Zion Churchyard, near Spring Place, Murray Co., GA. After his death, his widow moved to Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN, where she lived until shortly before her death when she returned to Murray Co., GA where she died on Nov. 23, 1906, and is buried in Mt. Zion Churchyard.Gravestones give the dates of birth and death of each.
Drewry Murrah Peeples fought in the Creek (Indian) War in Georgia in 1836, and the following record of that service was contained in the letter date June 20, 1931, addressed to your compiler (Rachael Peeples Rogers) and signed by General C.H. Bridges, Adjutant General, War Dept., Washington, DC.
"Drewry Peeples, Corporal, Captain Garmany's Company, 1st
Regiment, (Ball's Georgia Mounted Volunteers, CREEK WAR,
was enrolled June 3, 1836, for three months at Fort Ingersol,
and on the Company muster roll, dated, Columbus, Georgia.
June 22, 1836, he is shown 'sick absent'."
His widow received a pension from this service untill her death in 1906.