Roger Freeman and Adelaide Dollarhide, Jackson, MS


Dollarhide Family Pictures

Roger & Adelaide Dollarhide
Jackson, Mississippi

Adelaide and Roger
were music education and church music leaders
throughout their lives

David, Bill, Jim, Adelaide, Roger, Jr., and Roger, Sr. in 1968.

Roger Freeman Dollarhide, born October 29, 1912,  was the son of William Freeman and Kate Stirman Dollarhide.  William was a teacher and school administrator in Bearden, Hackett, and other Arkansas towns.  William died while Roger was young and Kate married Roy M. Martin, a school music teacher.  They moved to Mississippi in 1930 and Roy and Roger had long lasting impact on school and community music programs in the entire state and nation.

Roger graduated as salutatorian from Ouachita Baptist College in Arkansas. He was a high school band director in Grenada, Yazoo City and Jackson, Mississippi and a school principal and music store owner in Greenwood, Mississippi. He was the founding director of the Jackson, MS Community Band and served as President of the Mississippi Music Educator's Association, the Mississippi Bandmasters Association and other organizations.  He also provided music leadership in Protestant churches throughout his life. Roger died at 82 of natural causes in 1995 in Destin, FL.

Adelaide Dollarhide, 1917 - 1987,  was born and raised in Grenada, Mississippi, the sixth of seven children of Alston and Maude McCaslin.  Adelaide was a lifelong piano teacher and church organist.  She was also a competitive amateur golfer, winning the Jackson, MS city title three times and placing as State Champion runner-up. Adelaide died of Alzheimer's disease in 1987 in Jackson, MS.  

She and Roger had four sons:  Roger, Jr. in 1936, David in 1942, Bill in 1946 and Jim in 1952.  Roger, Jr. died in 1985 in Los Angeles, CA. Jim died in 2016 in Jackson, MS.

Roger's line from progenitor Francis Dollahide is surmised to be as follows:

  1. Francis Dollahide 1650 Ireland - 1720 Maryland

  2. Francis Dollahide, Jr. 1700-1742 Maryland

  3. Francis Dollahide, III 1723 Maryland - ? North Carolina

  4. John Dollarhide 1750 North Carolina -1853 Texas, Revolutionary War veteran

  5. James D. Dollarhide 1788 N. Carolina - 1823 Arkansas

  6. James Samples Dollarhide 1818 Kentucky - 1899 Arkansas

  7. Daniel Simpson Dollarhide 1856-1943 Arkansas

  8. William Freeman Dollarhide 1888-1926 Arkansas

  9. Roger Freeman Dollarhide 1912 Arkansas - 1995 Florida/Mississippi

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