Collier, William, Dd
Collier, William, D.D.
a minister of the Methodist Protestant Church, was born at Hagerstown, Maryland, March 11, 1803. He was converted at the age of fourteen, joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, and became a local preacher. In 1828 he united with the Methodist Protestant Church, in 1829 was admitted into the Maryland Conference, in 1851 transferred to the Pittsburgh Conference, and in 1853 to the Muskingum Conference, in all which he took prominent positions, being several times president. He held a superannuated relation from 1863 to 1869, and again from 1874 until his death, July 12, 1884. He was a powerful preacher. See Methodist Recorder, September 20, 1884.