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