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Re: Moonshiners, Lorretta Lynn, et al
Posted by: William Dollarhide Date: July 05, 2000 at 10:13:13
In Reply to: Re: Lee Dollarhide of Johnson Co. KY by William Dollarhide of 253

Get a copy of the book, "Coal Miner's Daughter," where Lorretta Lynn states ".... Dollarhide... my grandmother." She also refers to her cousin, Lee Dollarhide, the moonshiner. I'm afraid I have nothing more about the relationship, or even the correct name of her grandmother. LL aluded to a Cherokee connection in the same generation, which may have been through her Dollarhides. I once tried to contact her, but with no response. I thought about going to the "Fan Fair" she attends every year in Nashville, where one might actually get a chance to talk to her in person... but I doubt if she would be impressed with the fact that we are distantly related. As to the connection with Osborne, a John Dollarhide and Jamima Osborne married in Scott Co VA ca 1820s, had several children, most went to Missouri ca 1840s, but the older Lee Dollarhide of Johnson Co KY may have been of that line. The Osbornes of Scott Co VA may be a source for you, and you may find another link to Dollarhide via that route. Osborne research should also include the Boone family, since Squire Boone married an Osborne, and the Boones, Dollarhides, and Osbornes can be found near each other along their migration route from North Carolina to Kentucky. These families clearly were close to each other, if not related.

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