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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Heirs of James and Britten Dozier












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Georgia}
Sumter County} Know all men by these presents; that we Lovett R. Dozier and William Johnson, Security, acknowledge ourselves jointly and severally boun[d] <sic> unto Louis Bruner, Ordinary of said County and his succefsors and afsigns in the just and full sum of Four Hundred & fifty dollars, to the true payment of which, will and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, and heirs, executors, and administrators of us, and each of us, jointly and severally, by these presents. Sealed with our seals, and dated this 7th day of June 1852.
The condition of the bond or obligation is such; that if the above bound Lovett R. Dozier, who is this day appointed Guardian of the persons or property of Nancy, Rebecca, Eliza Ann and James W. Dozier, Orphan children of Britten Dozier, deceased, he acknowledging the same by his acceptance of said appointment, and Letters of Guardianship of this date, shall, well and truly maintain, clothe and educate said orphans according to their circumstances, and shall take good and lawful care of their persons and property, according to the laws of this State, and shall annually make a just and true return of all his actings and doings herein, unto the said Ordinary, an pay over all afsets that may remain in his hands when said Guardianship shall legally terminate, then this Obligation to be void, else to remain in full force. In Witnefs whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals, this day and year above written.
Attest:                                                             L. R. Dozier {LS}
L. Bruner, Ord’y                                            Wm. Johnson {LS}

James and Britten Dozier moved from Chesterfield County to Georgia, Sumter County sometime before 1850.

James Dozier died before 7 October 1848. James is not listed in the 1850 Mortality schedule for Sumter County and the fact that we have a documents dated  7 October 1848 showing him deceased; it’s most likely he died sometime in the last quarter of 1848.[2] 

“This 7th day of October 1848.
The condition of the above obligation is such that where as the above bound Lovit R. Dozier has this day applied to the said Edm. Nunn, clerk of the court of ordinary for & has obtained tempory <sic> letters of Adm of the goods a & chattles rights and credits of Jam[es] Dozier, dec. Now if the a bound Lovit R. Dozier shall carefully…

Britten (maiden name unknown) Dozier died before 7 June 1852. [3]”

Sealed with our seals, and dated this 7th day of June 1852.
“The condition of the bond or obligation is such; that if the above bound Lovett R. Dozier, who is this day appointed Guardian of the persons or property of Nancy, Rebecca, Eliza Ann and James W. Dozier, Orphan children of Britten Dozier, deceased…”

James and Britten had 4 children named within the above document. The oldest daughter born in 1832 and the youngest, a son, born in 1838.  


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[1] "Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-30448-1595-78?cc=1999178&wc=9SB9-FMH:267781801,267875801 : accessed 26 May 2015), Sumter > Wills, administration and guardian bonds 1838-1855 vol 00 > image 124-125 of 208; county probate courthouses, Georgia.


[2] "Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-30448-1579-74?cc=1999178&wc=9SB9-FMH:267781801,267875801 : accessed 26 May 2015), Sumter > Wills, administration and guardian bonds 1838-1855 vol 00 > image 120 of 208; county probate courthouses, Georgia.

[3] "Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-30448-1595-78?cc=1999178&wc=9SB9-FMH:267781801,267875801 : accessed 26 May 2015), Sumter > Wills, administration and guardian bonds 1838-1855 vol 00 > image 124-125 of 208; county probate courthouses, Georgia.


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