LEONARD died in Warren County in 1818. In the 1821 land lottery a plot in DeKalb County was awarded to the "orphans of LEONARD DOZIER" of Warren Co., Ga. Son William Dozier was the only Dozier on the Census in DeKalb County in 1830.
EARLY RECORDS OF GEORGIA, WILKES COUNTY Davidson Vol II, pp. 289-90
Land sale deed involving sale of land of Stephen Staples, decd., mentions, among other legatees Richard Dozier, Administrator of Estate of LEONARD DOZIER, Decd. of Warren Co. Dated 19 Nov 1818.[Richard Dozier is a son of James S. Dozier; brother of the deceased LEONARD WESLEY DOZIER. Stephen Staples was the father of Nancy Staples Dozier, widow of LEONARD WESLEY DOZIER.]
COLUMBIA COUNTY GEORGIA - INFERIOR COURT MINUTES - 1817/1821
March 1821 Terms - on petition of John, Henry & Dunwiddie (Woody) Dozier, minors of LEONARD DOZIER, decd, being over the age of 14, pray that Richard Dozier be appointed guardian of their person and property. Richard dozier posted $3,900.00 bond.
October 1821 Term - Nancy Dozier and Daniel Vaughan were namedguardians of the other children under the age of 14. [Daniel Vaughan married Sarah Staples - sister of Nancy Staples Dozier, LEONARD's 2nd wife.]
Columbia Co., Ga. Book C - Writs of Distribution: Final distribution of Estate of LEONARD DOZIER - Registered 10 May 1822 pp. 255/260. Document lists Nancy widow; Dinwiddie, John & Henry Dozier, minors, Richard Dozier Adm.; Epsey, Rebecca, & James Dozier, minors, Daniel Vaughn & guardian; William Dozier, an heir of deceased. [So all children were minors except William who inherited in his own right - per Bill Edrington - This would explain why he was the only orphan of LEONARD's to claim land in DeKalb in his own name in 1821 - apparently the age on the 1830 DeKalb County, GA census was wrong - per Dianne Blankenstein.]
37,000 GEORGIA MARRIAGES
DOZIER, LEONARD MALONE, POLLY 5-19-1798
CEMETERIES & GENEALOGY Warren County, Georgia And Immediate
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