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Colley, Thomas W.

Male 1769 - 1855


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  • Name  Colley, Thomas W. 
    Born  23 Sep 1769  Albemarle, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  14 Feb 1855  Washington Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Mouth of McHenry's Creek 2.125 mi NW of Saltville, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I276  Colley-Garner Genealogy
    Last Modified  20 Dec 2017 

    Father  Colley, Thomas E,   b. Between 1740 and 1750, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1800, Russell Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Unknown, Rhoda,   b. UNKNOWN,   d. Bef 1775, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  Bef 1769  Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F123  Group Sheet

    Family  Laswell, Sarah,   b. UNKNOWN,   d. Bef 1850 
    Married  7 Dec 1790  Abingdon, Washington, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Colley Surname Marriages; Washington Co, VA
      Extracted and provided to the USGenWeb archives by Kim Hagy
      bla00084@mail.wvnet.edu

      July 14, 1998
      *Note--Marriage Register 1 consists of three volumes, and contains all marriages recorded prior to 1902. As these marriages are not in chronological order in the books, it is apparent that they have been transcribed from an earlier register, or from individual ministers' returns. Marriage records beginning in1902 are found in Marriage Register 3. I found no "Marriage Register 2."

      Marriage Register 1, Vol. 1, p. 62:
      Colley, Thomas & Sarah Laswell (no other information)--Min: Nicholas Reagan
      (NOTE: No date given, but this entry falls between entries for 1790 and 1791)
    Children 
     1. Colley, Sarah H.,   b. 1798, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1872
     2. Colley, Thomas Cartwright,   b. 1805, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1878, Huntsville, Randolph, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Colley, David L.,   b. 1810, Russell Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880, Greenup Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Colley, Margaret,   b. 1818
     5. Colley, William,   b. 1819,   d. 1891
     6. Colley, John Hargus,   b. 1796, Washington Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Colley, Mary L.,   b. UNKNOWN
    Family ID  F118  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Sep 1769 - Albemarle, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Dec 1790 - Abingdon, Washington, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Cause of death: palsey
      Death record on file.
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      From Tom Colley, 384 County Road 262, Hanceville, AL 35077, in an email dated 25 July 1999:

      Early records indicate "Elder" Thomas Colley was a Primitive Baptist "lay" preacher and held that position at Yellow Springs for many years. In January 1808, he was called to visit with Mr. William King, the founder of the Saltworks, (Saltville Virginia) during his last illness. (Mr. King died October 1808).

      "Elder Colley was described as somewhat eccentric, but a man of great earnestness and fidelity. Elders Colley, Jessee, Seuter and Edwards formed the connecting link between the founders of the church in the wilderness and the oldest of the Baptist Ministers of the present day. They were men of exemplary lives, and though rude in speech, preached with great power and effect. They were all working men, laboring with their hands for the bread that sustained themselves and families, and dispensing the bread of life to others without money and without price. They were men of sound, practical sense, and of simple, unadorned, but dignified piety."

      "When there was a division in the church some thirty-odd years ago on the subject of Foriegn Missions, Mr. Jesse gave the missionary cause his hearty and zealous support, and Mr. Colley was equally as earnest in his opposition. He thought the Church could and would evangelize the World, and no need of auxiliary societies of any sort. When this matter was discussed at Yellow Spring ... he stood alone in his opposition. When a brother arose and said there was something "radically" wrong in such opposition, Mr. Colley replied, "take your seat my brother, you know nothing about it. We have all heard of Radical Methodists, but who ever heard of a "radical" Baptist?" (alluding to the Methodist Protestant Church; by some called "Radical")"

      "WILBURN WATERS" Coale; contained in "Annals of Southwest Virginia", Summers, Vol. 2, p1631.

  • Sources 
    1. [S30] The Draper Manuscript Collection, Series C, Daniel Boone Papers, Vol. 3.
      Letter 33 -- gives birthyear as 1770.


    2. [S18] Family Archive CD004: Marriage Index: MD, NC, VA, 1624-1915.
      Colley, Thomas Spouse : Laswell, Sarah
      Marriage date : Dec 7, 1790 - Washington Co., VA.