The Coller line presented here goes back to Thomas Coller (1765 - 1839) who lived in Sparta, New York. At the time, there were others with the Coller name in the same Sparta/Conesus area of New York. A few were born in New Jersey and died in the Sparta/Conesus area just like Thomas. I have not found any documented tie between Thomas (1765 - 1839) and the other Collers in spite of the similarities. Early research showed the family dated back to John Coller who emigrated from Lincolnshire, England and settled in Massachusetts in 1649. Later research revealed another possibility presented in "Burke's American Families with British Ancestry". This source states the Coller line goes back to a Thomas Coller who emigrated from England in 1714 and settled in the Connecticut Colony. He was born in 1688 and married Ms. Turner in 1732. Both paths merge at Thomas Turner Coller as the father of the Thomas Coller mentioned above (1765 - 1839). I have found nothing to verify that Thomas Turner Coller ever existed. Any information that would help fill in the details would be greatly appreciated.
The ancestors of Pamela Nixon Coller are also here. On her mother's side, surname Richmond, Pam's lineage goes back to the Mayflower and Pilgrim Thomas Rogers. This lineage has been verified by the Mayflower Society. Thomas left England due to religious persecution and settled in Leiden, Holland with others who were facing the same threats. He was among those who left to start a new life in the new world aboard the Mayflower. They ended their journey in Plymouth, Massachussetts.
Some interesting information for those with Leary ancestors. You may be related to Daniel Boone. Trace back through Leary and Henton to where the Boone family ties in. If you keep looking, you will find your way to Daniel Boone. You can also find him in the index. He is my second cousin 7 times removed.
Another person of interest is David Leary. During the Civil War David was a Confederate soldier, a Union soldier, and spent time in a Union prison camp. He joined the Confederate army in his birth state of Virginia, and at the end of his service, was mustered out of the Union army in Ohio.
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Updated June 29, 2022
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