Collier Family at Old Paint Lick Cemetery

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Old Paint Lick Cemetery, Garrard County, Kentucky

As you can tell by the name, Paint Lick Cemetery has been in existence for a very long time.  It was founded in 1784, while Kentucky was still part of Virginia.  The first church was located here, in the cemetery, the present church just a short distance away.  Today I would like to share with you some photos Ritchey and I took on one of our outings – of the Collier family.  Solomon Collier seems to be the father of several of the others.  His wife, Nancy, was born December 7, 1788, and died July 4, 1862, but I didn’t get a photo of her stone.

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In Memory of Solomon Collier, born August 10th, 1779, died March 24th, 1847

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In Memory of Whitley Collier, born October 31st, 1807, died January 11th, 1835

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In Memory of Verlinder Collier, born November 22nd, 1819, died March 23rd, 1848

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Luvenia Collier, born March 29, 1815, died March 12, 1864

The next stone has writing on the front and back – a mother and daughter who died on the same day!

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In Memory of Margaret Collier, consort of Mason Collier, born December 18th, 1825, died October 28th, 1847

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and also of their infant daughter, Sarah E. Collier, born May 4th, 1847, died October 28th, 1847

What a tragedy to lose wife and child on the same day!

I can’t say for sure all these Collier’s were related, but most are buried together in a row.  In such a small community they probably were.

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