John Dollarhide, Revolutionary War veteran



Dollarhide Family Pictures

John Dollarhide
Grave Site

Grave site of "Old" John Dollarhide and wife, Nancy Chittington
Located in Angelina County, east Texas near Lufkin and Diboll

From the Dollarhide History on this site:  "In a surviving hand written application for pension submitted by Revolutionary War veteran John Dollarhide, who applied in 1823 and again in 1846, he said 'I was born in 1750 in Caswell Co., NC.'"

From Lee Murrah's site: "John served in the Revolutionary War at the Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens in South Carolina. There is no written record of his service, and he was never able to obtain a pension based on his service. However, his descriptions in his pension applications are so vivid that the DAR has accepted his service."

"After North Carolina, the Dollarhides lived successively in Kentucky; Tennessee; Sevier Co., Arkansas (1810); Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana (before 1846); and finally Angelina Co., Texas (1846)."

And again from the Dollarhide History on this site: "Many of the descendants of John Dollarhide can be identified for several generations, including the largest number of people with the name Dollarhide living today, mostly in the southern states of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida."

John lived to be about 102 years old.  He is surmised to descend from progenitor Francis Dollahide as follows:

  • Francis Dollahide 1650 Ireland - 1720 Maryland

  • Francis Dollahide, Jr. 1700-1742 Maryland

  • Francis Dollahide, III 1723 Maryland - ? North Carolina

  • John Dollarhide 1750 North Carolina -1853 Texas

John's descendants pictured on this web site are:
James Samples Dollarhide
William Freeman Dollarhide

Roger Freeman Dollarhide

Dr. Louis Dollarhide

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Dollarhide Lake, near the grave, part of the original Dollarhide Plantation owned by Cornelius Dollarhide, grandson of Old John and Nancy.

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Old John's marker placed by the DAR is on the "old 90 acres", thought to be the original landsite of the Dollarhide Plantation. 

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The back of John's marker also lists Cornelius and other Dollarhides buried here. The Dollarhide Hunting and Fishing Club now owns the land.

Pictures and much of the information on this page provided by Molly Dixon of Austin, Texas who is the g-g-g-g-granddaughter of Old John Dollarhide.

Site established 1/19/98.


This site was started and is maintained by
Bill Dollarhide of Pensacola, Florida.