Madison County Families

Kentucky Pioneers and Their Descendants

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The Doziers:  James Ingo, Leonard, et al.

James Ingo Dozier, the man and his children

James Ingo Dozier was a very active citizen in Virginia from the mid-1700s until about 1779.  He first appears in records in Richmond County, Virginia, and then progressively in records of other Virginia Counties upstream along the Potomac River, including Prince William, Fairfax and Lunenburg.  He bought, sold and leased significant acreages of land and served as a constable.

James Ingo Dozier came to Madison County, Ky., from Virginia about

1779, along with five sons and four daughters, all of them either

adults or near adulthood.  Some were married; others married in

Kentucky.  The sons were Leonard, who stayed in Madison County,

Thomas, who went to Missouri about 1810 to practice medicine,

Zachariah, James and John.  

The Last Will and Testament of James Ingo Dozier

The Descendants of Leonard Dozier

His brothers left Madison County to settle elsewhere, leaving Leonard Dozier as the patriarch of nearly all subsequent Doziers in Madison County.  This document includes detailed notes and outlines four generations of his descendants.

Estate Sale, Caroline Foster Dozier, 1916

The estate sale of Caroline Foster Dozier, widow of Fortunatus Dozier, was conducted on Dec. 27, 1916 at her home at Stringtown (between Valley View and Million on Tates Creek Road).  This list includes the items sold, the buyers (in alphabetical order) and the amounts paid.   

Map of Stringtown and Valley View, 1876

Photos of Fortunatus and Caroline Dozier and Family

Robert E. Lee Dozier, L&N Railroad, Bridge Foreman

Dozier/Guess House, a National Historic Place, Red House Road