Golliher Family Genealogy Forum
I'm researching a Gollhor/Gollyhair line in Oregon County Missouri. My ggggrandmother was Lydia Matilda "Gollyhair." The only actual spelling I've seen is on her marriage license where her surname is spelled Gollhor. My grandparents always said it was "Gollyhair/Gollihare." She was half Cherokee according to family tradition. I recently received an email from a descendant of Lydia's son Okla Homa, who also confirmed that Lydia was Cherokee. Lydia was born 11 Dec 1849 in Arkansas. She married Samuel J. Slate 15 May 1870 in Oregon County, Missouri, and had three children, including my gggrandmother, Louisa Emaline Slate. Lydia married second, Francis Marion Nettles and had a son, Okla Homa Nettles (Homa was apparently his middle name. Lydia died sometime before 17 Dec 1887 when Francis remarried. I'd like to hear about your Gollihare line. I know very little about Cherokee research but once saw some Cherokee names that began: "Gah-lee ..." leading me to wonder whether it is possibly a Cherokee name that was anglicized. Lydia's father was born in Missouri and her mother in North Carolina according to the 1880 census.
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