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The Coller line presented here goes back to Thomas Coller (1765 - 1839). Early research showed his ancestors went 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 ancestors of Thomas Coller goes back to another Thomas Coller who emigrated from England in 1714 and settled in the Connecticut Colony. This Thomas ancestor was born in 1688 and married Ms. Turner in 1732. Moving forward, both of these ancestor paths merge at Thomas Turner Coller as the father of Thomas (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. Pam is Thomas Rogers 11th greatgranddaughter. This lineage was researched by Pam's mother, Marian Richmond Nixon Burr, and 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 Massachussetts where they established the Plymouth colony.
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, spent time in a Union prison camp, and became a Union soldier. 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.
There have been many contributors and much of what you find here is due to them. Their help is greatly appreciated. Karen Coller Currel and Mary Ellen Welsh Widmer have provided documents and insight into the Coller, Miller, Leary, Welsh and other family groups over many years.
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Updated November, 2023
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