C. Francis Dollarhide, IV
by LaVelda Faull.  
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          C. Francis Dollarhide was a private in the North Carolina Troops during the Revolutionary War. According to his Pension Application No. S32220, he was born in Caswell County, North Carolina in 1750 and enlisted from Rockingham County, North Carolina in 1776. In 1781, he re-enlisted, serving close to the end of the war under Captains Morrow, Small, Christopher Taylor, and Samuel Sexton in regiments commanded by Col. Archibald Lytle and Major Dugan. He was in the Battles of Eutah Springs and Yorktown. All together, he served six years. his pension applications records his name as "Francis Dollarhide"; however, his daughter's marriage record in 1808 lists his name as "C. Francis Dollarhide". This man has been very difficult to research. Records found on him are scarce. It is believed by others researching the Dollarhide family that he was the son of Francis Dollarhide III (born ca 1723-25 in Baltimore Co., Maryland) who moved to the Caswell County, North Carolina area between 1746 and 1750. At that time Caswell County was a part of the Old Granville District and then became Orange County. Caswell was formed from Orange County. He is on the 1760 Randolph County, North Carolina census and on the 1775 Orange County, North Carolina census. Francis Dollarhide III was the son of Francis Dollahyde Jr, born ca 1700 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. There is much more on the ancestors of Francis Dollarhide IV, but I won't go into that here. From the research of others, it appears that the Cornelius Dollarhide Jr. of Pulaski County, Kentucky was the son of Francis Dollarhide Jr., and thus the uncle of C. Francis Dollarhide IV. Some records in North Carolina that may pertain to Francis Dollarhide III or II, Aquilla, Ezekiel and Cornelius Dollarhide are:

Granville, NC Proprietary Deeds and Surveys 91. 8 May 1755
Dennis Collins, planter, ten shillings, on both sides of Cobbs Creek, beginning at a white oak near fork of Cobbs Creek, north 80 chains to a white oak, east 60 chains corssing Cobbs Creek to a pine....480 acres, 19 shillings two pence half - penny rent per year, surveyed 6 Dec 1753. Cornelius Dollarhide and Francis Dollarhide, SCC.

Granville Proprietary Deeds and Surveys 462. 30 Jan 1761.
Miles Goforth, planter, ten shillings, on south Hico Creek....along William Wilson's line...472 acres, 18 shillings eleven pence rent per year, surveyed 5 July 1760, Ezekiel Dollarhide and Aquilla Dollarhide, SCC.

          C. Francis Dollarhide IV may be the one recorded on the 1800 Rockingham County, North Carolina census. At that time, he had in his household besides himself (age 26-45), four daughters under the age of ten and one female age 26-45. Another Francis Dollarhide is listed in Randolph County, North Carolina with besides himself (age 45 plus), one son age 16-26 and two females age 26-45. Neither one of these Dollarhides seem to fit ours, however. The man in Randolph would seem to be the right age, rahter than the one in Rockingham. However, the children don't seem to be correct. He is listed with only one son, but no daughters. The man in Rockingham appears to be younger. However, he does have in his household four daughters, but no sons are listed.

          Francis Dollarhide IV appears to have moved around all over Kentucky in the early years as he appears in the records of Green County, Mercer County, Warren (now Edmunson County), and Bullitt County. The first proven record for C. Francis Dollarhide IV after the Revolutionary War is in 1808 in Green County, Kentucky. Green County, Kentucky at that time included a large area of land, so it is not known for sure exactly where he was living. In 1808, his daughter "Theny Dollarhide" married James Warren on 10 May 1808. Her marriage license lists her parents as "C. Francis and Winney Dollarhide". No other record for the Dollarhides has yet been found in Green County, except for the 1808 and 1809 Green County, Kentucky tax lists. The 1808 list records him with one horse, and no land. The 1809 shows Francis with three horses and no land. He is not on the 1810 tax list in this county, nor is he on the 1810 census.

          The next record found for Francis IV so far is the 1810 Mercer County, Kentucky census. Mercer County was formed in 1785 from Lincoln County. This census shows his age as over 45 and Winney's birthdate as being between 1765 and 1784 which means that she was quite a bit younger than he was. She may have been a second wife. There appears to be a large age difference between his oldest and youngest children also. On the 1810 census record, Francis had a son born 1765 to 1784 and a son born 1800 to 1810. He also had six daughters (one born 1784-1794; one born 1794-1804; and five daughters born between 1800 and 1810). His daughter, Nancy Dollarhide married William Pennington on 12 Oct 1811 in Mercer County. The bondsman was John Dollarhide who was probably her brother. Francis Dollarhide (Dollyhite) is on the 1810 Mercer County, Kentucky tax list but not on the 1811 tax list. The 1810 tax list shows that he had thirty acres of land on the Beech Fork of the Salt River with two horses. However, I have not found any land records for Francis in Mercer County. The 1811 Mercer County tax list records two other Dollarhides, but Francis was not listed. I believe that these two men were Francis' sons:

John Dollarhide - taxed for five horses, no land, and one white male polled
James Dollarhide - taxed for one horse, no land, and one white male polled

          John may be the one who appears on the 1820 and 1830 Campbell County, Kentucky census, although this has not been proven. Beech Fork of the Salt River runs from the Rolling Fork of the Salt River adjoining Hardin County all the way across Nelson County, follows the Nelson/Washington County line north and then heads across the entire county of Washington before flowing down into Boyle County for a ways. There is no record of a Francis Dollarhide/Dollahite with a land patent in the Old Kentucky Grants and Surveys or in the Virginia Grants and Surveys. There is an Old Kentucky Grant (Bk 8 p 277) dated 24 Aug 1796 for a "John Dellertine" for 150 acres on Beech Fork in Nelson County. However, the original does say "Dellertine" and not "Dollarhide" or a form of that surname. This John Ditterline or Dillertine married a Jean Roberson in 1791 in Nelson County. Thus, I have ruled out this man as a Dollarhide.

          Where were the Dollarhides from 1811 to 1819? One clue has been found in pioneer Baptist Church Records in south central Kentucky. The Beaverdam Baptist Church at Rhoda in what is now Edmondson County was organized in 1815. William Rountree preached to the congregation and in 1817 Augustine Clayton was installed as pastor. This church lay in what was then northern Warren County on Beaverdam Creek and was part of the Green River Association. The minutes begin in May of 1815. On the 17th August 1816 (page 6- typewritten from the original) the following is recorded:

"Sister Winney Dolletrite (obviously incorrectly transcribed from the original) presented a letter of recommendation from the Baptist Church of Brush Creek and offered her membership in this church which was received and ordered to be recorded."

          This is somewhat of a mystery and gives rise to a number of questions. First, why was Winney in Warren (Edmonson) County at this time? The Warren County, Kentucky tax records were checked from 1815 to 1819. No Dollarhides were listed. Was she living with someone else perhaps a relative? If so, whom? Secondly, why was her letter of recommendation from Brush Creek? Brush Creek was in Green County, Kentucky where the Dollarhides had been living in 1808. In 1810, the family was in Mercer County. Did they go back to Green County for a time? Brush Creek Baptist Church was organized in 1796 on Brush Creek in a log house until 1833 when a brick church was built. All of the records of this church were destroyed by fire in 1846. All that is known about Brush Creek Baptist is that it was the first Baptist Church in Green County and in 1804 it was apart of the Russell Creek Association and was composed of 34 members. William Matthews was pastor. No other notation regarding Winney Dollehite/Dollarhide is found in the minutes of the Beaverdam Baptist Church, and there is no indication if she requested a letter of transfer to another church which was normally the custom. Her husband's name was not mentioned in these minutes, and he may not have been a Baptist. The 1811 to 1819 Green County, Kentucky Tax lists were searched and no Dollarhides were found.

          The next record found for the Dollarhide family so far is the 1820 Bullitt County, Kentucky census. Bullitt County was formed from Jefferson and Logan Counties and adjoins Nelson County. This census lists one son born 1810-20, two daughters born 1794-1804, and a daughter born 1804-1810. The 1820 and 1821 Bullitt County tax lists record Francis Dollarhide with one white male poll over the age of 21, one horse valued at fifty dollars, and no land. He is not on the 1819 Bullitt County, Kentucky tax list, nor is he found on the 1822 tax list forward. Francis' youngest daughter, Winnie Dollarhide was born in 1820 in Bullitt County, Kentucky. Francis' daughter, Parthenia Dollarhide married John Chaddic on 28 April 1820 in Bulllitt County. Another daughter, Sarah Dollarhide married Abraham Hornback on 16 July 1821 in the same county. An Abraham Hornback, probably the father or grandfather of the one who married Francis' daughter was listed on the 1785 Nelson County, Kentucky tax lists and was on Joseph Barnett's tax list which included the following area: "A List of Tithables on all southern waters of Rolling and Beech Forks westwardly of the waters of Harding Creek". This Abraham Hornback was taxed for two white polls. Abraham Hornback, Francis Dollarhide's son-in-law, was later a witness for a brother-in-law in White County, Illinois.

          Francis Dollarhide witnessed the following deed in Bullitt County for John Chaddic (Chaddock/Shadduck) in 1820:

Bullitt Co., Ky DB D p 350
29 November 1820 "I, John Chaddis (Chaddic), being about to leave the state of Kentucky so hereby appoint my son John Chaddic to do all things as my agent and attorney in fact which he shall consider necessary to be done respecting my property, both real and personal in Kentucky, which he may choose to do. Signed: John Chaddis(c) Sr. Wit: Thos Chaddis, Francis Dollerhide Proven by Thomas Chaddis 27 Dec 1820

           It appears that Parthenia Dollarhide may have married the older John Chaddic. Earlier in Bullitt County, John Chaddin(c) and Susannah his wife sold a lot in the town of Shepherdsville to James J. Dozier (DB D p 19) on 9 February 1819. It is not certain whether this was Sr. or Jr. A deed dated 2 September 1820 in Bullitt County (DB D p 356) for John Chaddis Sr. and wife THENY of Bullitt County records that they sold a tract on Wilson's Creek to John H. Yates of Hart County for $200. This tract of land was a part of the tract whereon Jesse Nalls lived and which he had conveyed to Henry Gouterman who sold to Chaddic and which consisted of fifty acres. The 1830 Bullitt County census shows only one John Chaddie(c) in Bullitt County (in Shepherdsville). The census was: 1 male 40-50; 1 male 5-10; 1 female 10-15; 1 female 30-40; 1 female 40-50. He 1840 census shows both John Chaddic Sr. and Jr. The census for John Sr. is: 1 male 15-20; 1 male 50-60; 1 female 5-10; and 1 female 50-60. Later evidence in Hamilton County, Illinois where Francis Dollarhide moved (next door to White County) proves that Theny (Dollarhide) Chaddic/Chaddock married again to a David Adamson.

          Between 1821 and 1829, Francis Dollarhide moved his family to southern Illinois. Since he was not on tax lists after 1821 in Bullitt County, I am not sure where he was in between. According to Francis' pension application, he was in Hamilton County, Illinois on 15 November 1832 when he was placed on the Pension Roll at age 84. The family has not been located on the 1830 census yet. On 24 May 1836, he bought land in the Illinois Public Domain Land Sale (No. 311946). This consisted of forty acres in Section 3 Township 5 Range 9 East in White County, Illinois which is next door to Hamilton county. On 8 August 1837, Francis and his wife Winney sold land in the southwest half of Section 3 Township 5 to the Trustees of Liberty Township.

          C. Francis Dollarhide/Dollahide died on 30 August 1837 in White County, Illinois. His will does not list any children, but does mention his wife Winney. His will was recorded in White County probate records (Box 14). David Adamson was executor. The following is an abstract of his will.:

"I, Francis Dollarhide, of the County of White and State of Illinois of sound mind and memory - do make this my last will and testament with regard to my personal estate, that is to say, it is my will that David Adamson have the north half (that is 20 acres) of the lot of 40 acres of land on which I reside - on his paying Daniel Hay twenty-five dollars together with interest due and relieving said lot from a mortage held by said Hay. I appoint David Adamson and my wife Winney Dollarhide my executors and provided the said Adamson will pay all my just debts and maintain my wife comfortably in her lifetime - it is my desire that he shall have all my estate real and personal without any appraisement or public sale of the same. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 13 day of August 1837 in the presence of Peter S. Burrell, Daniel May (Hay?). Proven 15 Dec 1837. Signed: Francis (X his mark) Dollarhide

In White County court, David Adamson and Ward Burrell swore that Francis Dollarhide departed this life 30 Aug 1837, leaving a widow Winney Dollarhide.

         Francis' Dollarhide's name is on a marker in Carmi, White Co., Illinois, placed by the Wabash Chapter of the DAR in 1936 and dedicated 9-21-1964. He was actually buried on the family plot on Section 5 in Carmi Township on what is now the Katherine Hubele Farm. His tombstone reads:

Francis Dallahide
NC prvt May Dugan's NC Troops
1750-1837

Also in this cemetery are the following graves:

Daniel Hay (no dates)
Robert S. Hay, age 22, 7-17-1845
Charlotte Hay, 2nd wife of Dr. Carson Hay
Dobbins, Mary Hay
Dallihide, Francis (as above) someone has transcribed his first name as John in the Cemetery book)
Dallihide, Winnie his wife (no dates)

          On 4 December 1839, Winny Dollarhide and David Adamson and his wife, Theny, deeded land to Daniel Hay for $150 dollars. This was quit-claim deed. This tract was the southwest half of Section 3 Township 5 South Range 9 East. What is strange about the name "Theny" is that it appears to be short for "Parthenia" and yet Francis Dollarhide appears to have had two daughters named Parthenia. It is very confusing. One married James Warren in 1808 and one married John Chaddic. Perhaps they were by different wives as I have heard that this has happened before.

            In April of 1839, Winney Dollarhide, widow of Francis Dollarhide, was witness in a court case between two of her son-in-laws - David Adamson Vs William Null. Dated 6th April 1839, she states that William Null's wife (her daughter Winney and my ancestor) lived with David Adamson for 12 weeks while "said Null was gone down the river". I have wondered what this term meant. I think this may have been around the time of the Black Hawk War in southern Illinois. Perhaps he was involved in that conflict at this time. Winney states that David Adamson supported William Null's wife while he was gone. She states that David Adamson kept William Null's horse for 5 or 6 months. She also states that William and his wife lived with David Adamson for about ten months. She states that William Null let David Adamson have five acres of land to "sow in wheat". She states that David Adamsom worked for William Null about five days. She states that William Null provided about 300 lbs of pork and six bushels of wheat during this time to provide for his family. Other witnesses for this case were: Christopher Young, Alfred Hadden (a son-in-law), Charles Berry, John Null, Abraham Hornback (a son- in-law). Others mentioned were: Silas Burrell, Peter Burrel, and Nathaniel Graham.

The children of Francis Dollarhide, possibly by 1) ___and 2) Winney ___, appear to have been:

          Questions.  I have to wonder who the "Mrs. Lucinda Dollerhite" was who married Norvel Norcutt (son of Mary Norcutt) on 14 March 1836 in Hardin County, Kentucky (next door to Bullitt County, KY). Bondsman (surety) was Washington Moore. Witnesses were Washington Moore and William D. Burgess. Mrs. Dollerhite sent written authorization for herself (Bk B p 189). Mrs. Lucinda (___) Dollerhite Norcutt married thirdly to Patrick Rigney on 12 Dec 1841 in Hardin County. Surety was Martin Nall. Witnesses were Martin Null and John Ditto. (Bk B p 940)

          Another Kentucky Dollarhide who I have not yet placed is Susan Dollarhide who married George Elliott ca 1840 in Clark County, Kentucky.

         Other Dollarhides who would appear to be related to Cornelius and Thomas Dollarhide of Pulaski Co., KY are:

Wayne Co., KY (part of which used to be Pulaski):

James Dollarhide and Barbara Samples 4 Oct 1809. Bondsman: Dawson Parks. Consent: Barbara Samples does not live in county. She lives with her sister who says she is of age. Witnessed by Thomas Loveall.

Larkin Dollarhide and Nancy Dodson 19 Nov 1823. Bondmsan: Leonard Dodson

Larkin Dollarhide can be found on the Wayne Co., KY Delinquent Tax List for 1825 . This list states that he removed to "Adair County". The 1824 tax list shows Larkin Dollarhide with land "for Corn Creek by James Stone".

More on Francis Dollarhide here.

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