November 21, 1835, New York City.
December 20, 1920.
Kinderhook Reformed Church Cemetery, Kinderhook, New York.
Edward was the son of Ezra Collier and Mary Shaw, and husband of Isabella G. James.
He was educated at New York University (AB 1857, AM 1860, DD 1884) and Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey (1860).
A Congregational minister, he served pastorates in Saugerties, New York (1860–61); Armenia, New York (1861–64); and Kinderhook, New York (1864–1907, then pastor emeritus).
His works include:
- The Days of Old: A Fortieth Anniversary Historical Discourse on the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, of Kinderhook, N.Y. (Courier Printing House, 1904)
- Lyrics from the Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1907)
- A History of Old Kinderhook from Aboriginal Days to the Present Time (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1914)
- Angels Bright, His Throne Surrounding
- As the Hart When Noon Is Burning
- As the Voice of Many Waters
- God, We Bless Thee That We Meet
- Hail, O Flag, in Every Breeze
- I Love the Lord, Because He Heareth Me
- Jesus, Thou Art the Sinner’s Friend
- Lord, to Thee My Soul Is Lifted
- No Longer, Lord, Do Thou Despise Me
- O God Arise! And by Thy Might
- O God of Nations, unto Thee
- O Lord, Who Hast This Table Spread
- O Sing, Ye Children, Sing
- Savior’s Face, The
- The Heavens in Their Splendor Declare
- The Lord’s My Shepherd
- There Is a Wondrous River
- Thou, Lord, Art God Alone
Collier’s place of death