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Below is a family biography included in The History of Hickory County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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William Dollarhide, a prominent old settler of Hickory County, Mo., is in every respect worthy a place in these columns, for from earliest manhood he has been honest, industrious and enterprising. He was born in Scott County, Va., November 19, 1813, and is a son of John and Jemimah (Osborn) Dollarhide, who were born in North Carolina and Virginia in 1780 and 1796, and died in Hickory County, Mo., in 1862 and 1871 respectively. John Dollarhide went from his native State to Virginia, when a young man, and engaged in teaching school, which occupation he followed until his death, in connection with farming. He was married and made his home in Scott County, Va., until 1833, when he moved to Missouri, and until the spring of 1838 resided in Franklin County. From that time until his death he was a resident of Hickory County. Both were members of the Baptist Church. William Dollarhide was the third of their twelve children, five of whom are living, and received his education in his native State. At the age of eighteen years he began working for himself as a farm-hand, and in 1832 came to Franklin County, Mo., and in 1837 to Hickory County, and has made his home in the latter ever since. He has been very successful, and is one of the largest landholders and heaviest tax-payers in the township of Stark. In January, 1834, he was married to Martha Holt, who was born in Tennessee and died in Hickory County, Mo., in 1848, having borne a family of five children, Jane (Carr) being the only one now living. Those deceased are: Jesse, who served in Company B, of the Eighth Federal Cavalry, and died at Bloomfield, Mo., when twenty-two years of age; Jemimah, who was the wife of John Jackson, and died when about thirty years old; Nancy, the wife of A. Morgan, who died at the age of twenty-five years, and an infant. In 1849 he wedded Jane Ride, a Tennesseean by birth, who also died in Hickory County in 1855, having become the mother of one son, William, who now resides in the county. Nancy Jackson became his third wife in 1861. She was born in Surry County, N. C., December 17, 1827, and is a daughter of Ruell Jackson. The last union resulted in the birth of four children, three of whom survive: Amanda; Louisa, wife of Anthony Bowcher; and Virginia, wife of Joseph T. Edde. India Aniz is deceased. Mrs. Dollarhide is a member of the Methodist Church, and, in his political views, Mr. Dollarhide is a Democrat. In all he has served twenty years as justice of the peace, and has given universal satisfaction in the discharge of his duties.

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This family biography is one of 53 biographies included in The History of Hickory County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Hickory County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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