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I'm afraid I'm not going to be of much help on John Dollard's father. I would think that there is a good chance that he may be related to the Dollard family/families who were living in VA in the 18th century. I say that only because VA to KY was a fairly common migration. There was a Rueben Dollard who died in Bedford Co., VA, his will was filed there on 8 Jan 1802, he named 4 or 5 daughters in his will but no sons. The Hart Co., KY death records say that Nancy Agnes Dollard, born 1765 in Bedford Co., VA was the daughter of Edward Dollard, so I assume Edward and Rueben were related but I donít have any proof of that. There was a William Henry Dollard born in 1778 in New Kent Co., VA who I'm fairly certain was the son of a Thomas Dollard, there's quite a few people researching this line (bearing in mind that's quite a few to be researching a Dollard line not a Smith line <grin>) but as far as I know the only child they know of was William Henry Dollard. Williamís descendants moved through Illinois/Indiana and ended up in MO, KS, OK, LA and TX, but so did millions of other people so I guess thatís not much help either.