The Collett Family
From a letter dated August 1, 1972 addressed to Eileen Thomas
My Grandfather, James
W. Collett was born at Parkersburg,
West Virginia on April 23, 1828, died November 17, 1907. He
married Lizzie W. Echols on April
20, 1852. They had four children.
i. James M. Collett
ii. Russell Collett
iii. Cora Collett
iv. Samuel Collett
He was an attorney in Marietta.
I remember my mother telling of him walking to Marietta When there was ice in
the river and he could not go by boat. He would walk down on Monday and back
home on Saturday.
My father James M.
Collett was elected Justice of the Peace in 1898. His term expired on May 11, 1899, then was
renewed again. I was born in 1901 and I remember well when he was Justice of
the Peace. He was a notary until the time of this death. The only thing he
could not do as a notary was marry people. He was Justice of the Peace until I
was a teenager.
James M. Collett born June 11, 1854 at Parkersburg, died October 29, 1927. [He] married Ellen
Poole on November 10, 1880.
She was born 1860 and died December
28, 1940. They live all their married life in Newport.
They had five children.
i. Cecil R. Collett
ii. Doretha M. Collett
iii. Clara Collett
iv. Nathan Howard Collett
v. Virginia Collett Underwood.
Virginia Collett Underwood