C. Francis Dollarhide, IV
by LaVelda Faull, Jan 2000
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.
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.
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
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.
Dollarhide witnessed the following deed in Bullitt County for John
Chaddic (Chaddock/Shadduck) in 1820:
Bullitt Co., Ky DB D p
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
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.
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.:
White County court, David Adamson and Ward Burrell swore that
Francis Dollarhide departed this life 30 Aug 1837, leaving a widow
- "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
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
NC prvt May Dugan's NC Troops
Also in this cemetery are the following graves:
Daniel Hay (no dates)
Robert S. Hay, age 22,
Charlotte Hay, 2nd wife of Dr. Carson
Dobbins, Mary Hay
Dallihide, Francis (as above)
someone has transcribed his first name as John in the Cemetery
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:
- Theny (Parthenia?) Dollarhide - Born by at least 1792; married
James Warren on 10 May 1808 in Green Co., KY; Parents listed as "C.
Francis and Winney Dollarhide". Bondsman was Thomas Hether (he was
James Warren's brother-in-law). She may have moved to Johnson County, Indiana
by 1823 with the rest of the Warren family.
- Daughter - born 1784-1794
- Nancy Dollarhide - Born ca 1795(?); married William
Pennington on 12 Oct 1811 in Mercer County, Kentucky; Bondsman was John
- John Dollarhide - Born between 1770-80. His wife was born 1780-90.
He was on the 1811 Mercer Co., KY Tax list with 5 horses, no land and one
white male poll. He may be the one who is on the Campbell co., KY 1820 and
1830 census, but this is not proven.
- James Dollarhide - Was on the 1811 Mercer Co., Ky tax list with one
horse and 1 white poll.
- Sarah Dollarhide - Born 1794-1804; married Abraham Hornback
on 16 July 1821 in Bullitt County, KY; appears to have moved to the White
County, Illinois where he was a witness in 1839. I have not yet found him on
the census, however.
- Parthena Dollarhide (also known as Theny) - married John
Chaddic Sr, 28 april 1820 in Bullitt County, Kentucky. They moved to
Hamilton County, Illinois where John Sr. died after 1830. They are on the 1830
Hamilton Co., IL census with one son and four females (one appears to have
been perhaps a sister or sister-in-law). Theny married 2) David Adamson
on 24 August 1833 in Hamilton County, Illinois.
- Margaret (?) Dollarhide - Married Thomas Hough in 1825 in
Campbell Co., KY; Bondsman James Kindall. I don't know that she was a
daughter for sure.
- Frankey D. Dollarhide - Born 1804-1810 married William Clark
on 18 Aug 1832 in Hamilton County, Illinois.
- Francis Jackson Dollarhide - married 22 Feb 1829 in Hamilton
County, Illinois to Milly Evans. May have married secondly to
Lucinda Miller (daughter of Amy Hatfield) on 30 Nov 1832 in
Hamilton County, Illinois.
- Winney Dollarhide - Born 20 December 1820 in Bullitt County,
Kentucky; Married William Null on 21 October 1837 in White County,
Illinois. William Null and wife Winney sold land to Silas Burrell for
$80, 40 acres, SE 1/4 NE 1/4 Section 10 Township 5 South Range 9 East (Bk C p
Their children were: Demaris; John N; William H; Nancy Jane;
James; Ellen O.; Charles; and Robert Null.
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.
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
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".
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