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Benjamin F. MYERS

1900 census Webster twp, Madison Co, IA. Their household consists of their son Franklin, their daughter Grace, with her husband and children as well as Aquilla Evans, Elizabeth's brother.
1910 census Webster twp, Madison Co, IA. Benjamin is farming. He and Elizabeth say they have been married 40 years. Their 12 year old grandson, Lloyd Holliday is living with them. Next door is their son Frank, with his wife Cyntha and one year old daughter, Maud.
1920 census their grandson Bennie M. Holliday, age 20, auto mechanic and their grandson Frank Holliday, age 7, are living with them.

Burial: Wight Cemetery, Webster twp, Madison Co, IA. wife: Elizabeth Evans

Winterset Madisonian, Winterset, Iowa
December 17, 1931 – page 1

Death of B. F. Myers

Benjamin F. Myers, Winterset justice of peace for a number of years passed away Sunday, December 13 at the H. M. Holiday home, where he has made his home for several years. He has been in ill health for some time, and bedfast the past month. Last Wednesday he became much worse and death came Sunday. Mr. Myers was 83 years of age at the time of his death. He was born May 15, 1848. He came to Iowa with his parents in 1850 to Scott county. They made their home 9 miles west of Donahue. They again moved in 1855, this time coming on to Madison county. Mr. Myers was married February 10th, 1870 to Elizabeth Evans. To this union was born two children Frank L. Myers and Mrs. Grace Gattenby. Frank Myers lost his life as the result of an explosion of a steam engine. Mrs. Myers also preceded Mr. Myers in death, passing away December 19th, 1927.

Mr. and Mrs. Myers moved to Winterset in 1921. Mr. Myers has been justice of the peace the past six years. He is survived by five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. For several years he made his home with his grandson, Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Holiday and they cared for him during his last illness.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend W. C. Porter, Tuesday afternoon at the United Presbyterian church at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Wight cemetery.

Maranda EVANS

An Evans family history on file at Winterset, IA library states, " Maranda Evans married Perry C. Burnham. She died a year later."

James W. GUYE

Built the first cabin in the county (Madison Co., Iowa) in one day in 1846.

1850 census for Dist. 18 of Madison Co, IA. James and Serena are living in the same house as his father and siblings.

1856 census Union twp, Madison Co, IA, pg 300 James & Serena Guye, with children Vernesa 3 and Benjamin 1, and James's sister Elizabeth Guye, are living next door to Elzza & Mary (Guye) Evans. The next household is Samuel & Mary (Ratliff) Guye and their combined families. The household before James and Serena is George W. and Lurana Guye.

1860 census Center twp, Madison Co, IA. James and Surna have 3 children; Jane, Benjamin and Samuel. James is a farmer with real estate valued at $1,500.

1870 through 1895 census, Vernesa and her sons lived with him. In the 1900 census, Vernesa and her sons have moved and Calvin is now head of the household.

"The History of Madison County, 1879" pg 609
Guye, James W., Union twp., farmer, Sec. 18; P.O. Winterset; born in Tennessee, September, 1824; his father removed to Indiana in 1828, and lived in that State until 1841, and then emigrated to Missouri, and came to this county May 3, 1846, and are without doubt among the very first settlers of the county; he owns 120 acres of land; has held various township offices, and is at the present time one of the town trustees; he married Miss S. Smith in June, 1850; she was born in Indiana; Children: Vernesa J., Benjamin L., Samuel H., Calvin, Levi H.

Serena SMITH

1850, 1856 & 1860 census, Serena says she was born in Indiana.
The 1870 mortality schedule says Cyrena Guye, 35, of Union twp, Madison Co, IA, married, born in Indiana, died in May from measles.
Burial: Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Madison Co, IA

Ida May GUYE

Tombstone lettering difficult to read in the picture. Death date is clear, but how long she lived is not clear. If she lived 6 years and 2 days, that would have her born 2 months before her brother William. I think she was possibly born in 1858.
Lived 6 years, 2 days. Burial: Primitive Baptist Church graveyard. Madison Co, IA

Samuel R. GUYE

From "The History of Madison County" - On May 3, 1846, Samuel R. Guye and family located on the divide between the Middle and North rivers. Samuel , born in Tennessee in 1797, moved to Indiana in 1828 and on to Missouri in 1841 before coming to Madison County. He brought with him his wife Susannah and children Mary, James, George Washington, Elizabeth, Francis M., Samuel Houston, Angeline, and Mariah. Samuel Guye, was one of the earliest settlers of Madison Co, Iowa. He built the first cabin in the county in one day in 1846.

The 1850 census for District 18 of Madison Co, IA Samuel, 53, is a farmer with $2,000 worth of property. His household consists of children Mary to Mariah; also his son James and daughter-in-law Serena.
1856 census for Union twp, Madison Co, IA Samuel has a very large household. Besides his second wife, Mary, there are 3 of Samuel's children, 6 of Mary's children and Riley Guye, 2, Samuel and Mary's son.
Burial: Winterset Cemetery, Winterset, IA.
Cemetery record: Died 1859 at age 61.

George HOUCK

Living In Rockcastle, KY In 1850

1850 census Southern District, Rockcastle Co, KY. Geo. Howke, 50, Blacksmith; W.H. Howke, 28, Blacksmith; Ann, 45; Grant 24, waggon? maker; Alpert 21 waggon? maker; Green B. 19; Marinda 16; Amanda 12.

1860, they are living in Camargo twp, Douglas Co, IL. George, 60, is a wagon maker, Anna,62, and their son William, 37, is a blacksmith.

1870 census for Camargo twp, George, 69, is Justice of the Peace, has RE valued at $500 and PP of $200. Anna, 70, is keeping house.

Champaign (Champeon) COLLIER

1840 census they were in Jackson Co, IN. Champ moved his family to Iowa, by way of Missouri.

In the History of Decatur County (Iowa), pg 35. "The first actual settlers upon the lands now embraced in Hamilton Township appear to have arrived in the '40s. Champ Collier, an uncle of the Missouri statesman, Champ Clark, who was named after him." Asa Burrell was among the other names. On pg 38, "In the days before grist and sawmills were erected, various expedients were employed to meet the needs of the people. It is said that Champ Collier went out to the timber, cut down a large walnut, split it up, dressed the boards, and put together a very respectable coffin for one of his neighbors who had died. "

1850 census Decatur Co, IA, Champaixne and his wife, Parnlia with three daughters Elizabeth 14, Emeline 8 and Sarah 1. Champaign is a farmer.
Champ left Iowa to go to Oregon, arriving in Oregon Terr. 3 Oct 1853. (Listed on page 10 in 1854 auditors copy for Jackson Co, OR.)
Lost track of Champ after Oregon. (Marge Brokaw family research)

1854 Iowa state census, Ceneter twp, Decatur Co, IA, line 16
Champ Collier - 2 males; 4 females; 1 voter; 2 militia

In the 1860 census for Decatur Co, Iowa, Pleasant Plains twp, Nine Eagles PO, Permelia Collier 47, b. KY, Emilie 17, b. Hamilton twp, MO, Sarah 11 b. IA are living with William Collier 27, b. IN, Elizabeth 18 b. MO and Josephine 1, b. IA.

1870 census Hamilton twp, Decatur Co, IA, William Callier 36, b. IN with Josephine 11, b. IA, Emeline 9, b. IA and Emeline 26, b. MO, keeps house.

1880 Hamilton twp, Decatur Co, IA, it appears William married again. William 42, b. IN, both parents born KY. wife Thessa, 29 b. IN, dau Emma 18, b. IA but mother's birthplace unknown, son Sheridan 6, b. IA and dau Ida 5, b. IA. William moved his family to Mercer Co, MO.

In the 1900 census, Thena, widowed and her children are living next to Sheridan and his family.

Comments by Malinda German
Can not find any other Colliers that might be connected to this family. I wonder if William was a son of Champ and Permelia.