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I haven't spent a lot of time working with my Dozier family.  However, I found my 2nd great grandfather, Calvin James, with his parents in the 1860 Fayette County, AL census.  If you are descended from any of Calvin James' siblings, please contact me.

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Peter DOSHER was born ca 1808 and married Mary Ann ________.  The 1860 Fayette Co., AL census gives Peter's birth place as Virginia while the 1880 census states he was born in North Carolina.    Also, I find Peter in other records using the DOZIER spelling....

(Earlier information had indicated Calvin's parents as Calvin DOZIER and Judy Ann RABY, so this needs further research.)

Children listed with Peter and Mary Ann in the 1860 census were:
Mary DOSHER, b ca 1837 in NC
William F. DOSHER, b ca 1842 in NC
Nathan J. DOSHER, b ca 1843 in NC
Pleasant S. DOSHER, b ca 1848 in NC
Marth(a) F. DOSHER, b ca 1849 in NC
Calvin J. DOSHER, b ca 1854 in GA

Calvin James DOZIER, my 2nd great grandfather, was born 22 Dec 1854 somewhere in Georgia.  He died 03 Dec 1903 in Fulton, Itawamba, MS.  In 1872 in Alabama, he was married to Margaret Elaine FIKES  b. 14 Feb 1857 Bibb Co., Alabama, daughter of Tyre(e) Y  FIKES and Ann Elizabeth BREWER.  Margaret died 01 Jun 1937 in Fulton.  Both are buried in White Church Cemetery in Fulton.

Margaret could not read or write.  However, she owned the first mercantile in Fulton.  Her great grandchildren knew her as "Ma Nanney" as she remarried Jessie G. Nanney following Calvin’s death.   A census gives middle name as Emmaline, but other family members give her middle name as Elaine.

Calvin and Margaret had only three children, Charles Andrew, Samuel Lee, and Rosetta.

The oldest was my great grandfather,  Charles Andrew , born 02 May 1874 “somewhere” in Alabama.  Charles married Lucinda Frances WATSON on  22 Jul 1892 in Fulton, Mississippi.  Lucinda a daughter of James Milton WATSON and  Lucinda Jane BUTLER, was born 23 Aug 1876 and died. 18 Jun 1961 in Fulton.  Charles died 21 Apr 1956 in Fulton.  This family may have resided in Jasper, Alabama at one time, but after their arrival in Fulton, they bought the Wuygul Hotel.  A murder had been committed on the 1st floor sometime in the early 1900's.    Charles and Lucinda had six children.

        Beulah Lee DOZIER b. 06 Jun 1893 AR d. __ Jul 1959 Fulton, Itawamba, MS    m. 08 Aug 1933 in Fulton, Itawamba, MS, William Leroy MASKE  b. 01 Jun 1899 NC d. 27 May 1989 Durrant, Holmes,   They had one daughter,  Glennie Sue MASKE who married _____ Thornton.

         Luke Oren DOZIER b. 03 Apr 1895 Fulton, Itawamba, MS d. 24 Feb 1932 Armory, Monroe, MS,  m. 18 Apr 1915 Fulton, Itawamba, MS,  Ethel Odessie BURCH b. 08 Jun 1899 MS d. 17 Jan 1991 Tupelo, Lee, MS   Ethel was a daughter of Thomas BURCH and Olive Branch GAITHER.  Luke and Ethel had 6 children.

            Olive Frances DOZIER b. 06 Jan 1916 Tupelo, Lee, MS d. 06 Jun 1961 Jackson, Hinds, MS; m. 18 Apr 1937 Fulton, Itawamba, MS, Lamar Wentworth NESBIT b. 23 Jan 1906, d. 15 Oct 1992 Kosciusko, Attala, MS.  Olive and Lamar had two sons,  Lamar Wentworth NESBIT, Jr. who married first Linda COMFORT and second Clara Jean PIPPEN and  Larry Gates NESBIT who married Christine ARRINGTON.  Larry and Christine had three sons, Bryan Gates, Bradley Justin and Jeffery Christian.

            Elford Craig DOZIER b. 11 Jun 1918 Tupelo, Lee, MS / Fulton, Itawamba, MS ? d. 03 Dec 1989 Memphis, TN,   m. Virginia SHUMPERT b.  Fulton, Itawamba, MS.  Elford and Virginia had two sons. Jerry Eugene DOZIER  married first  Kay NICHOLS and second Patricia SUMNERS.  Jerry and Patricia have one daughter, Melinda Gracia Dozier.  Jerry’s brother is Eddie Craig Dozier who married Joan Lavalle SHEFFIELD.  They have two sons, Evan Charles and Jordan Sheffield.

             Linnie Ruth DOZIER b. 02 Jul 1920 Fulton, Itawamba, MS d. 08 Jun 1922 Fulton,  Itawamba, MS

            Margaret Sue DOZIER b. 01 Feb 1922 Fulton, Itawamba, MS d. 13 Mar 1995 Tupelo, Itawamba, MS.   She married first  24 Jun 1936 Fulton, Itawamba, MS,  Arthur Lewis McNEECE  b. 04 Jul 1919 Itawamba Co., MS d. 13 Mar 1996 West Point, Clay, MS.  Arthur was the son of  Dow Lafayette McNEECE and Lula Rachel DILL.  Margaret Sue and Arthur had two sons,  Samuel "Sammie" McNEECE and Arthur Lewis McNEECE, Jr.  Arthur Jr. married first Cecil (Cecile?) Lee BRITTON and had a son Gregory Alan.  He married second Faye Dill ENGLISH and third, Martha Todd FAULKNER.   Margaret Sue married second  04 Feb 1952 Tupelo, Lee, MS, John Branch BURSON, son of Walter Cobb BURSON and Addie Lee GIBSON,  b. 21 Nov 1905 Haleyville, Winston, AL d. 09 Nov 1964 Haleyville, Winston, AL

             William Paul "Bill" DOZIER married Mary Frances ROBERTS, daughter of John William ROBERTS and Susan Emmaline "Emma" WELLS, of Sharon, Weakley, TN.  Bill and Mary Frances have one daughter Paula Frances, whose husband is William Tyler DUTTON.  Paula and William have 4 daughters, Emmalyn Susan, Lauren Frances, Rachel Anne and Sara Elizabeth.

            John Thomas DOZIER married Martha Fay SHACKELFORD, daughter of Albert Lang SHACKELFORD and Norma Jewel COLTHARP, b.  Memphis, Shelby, TN.  John and Martha have two children.  Their son is Mark Thomas DOZIER who married  Theresa Terry KNECHT b. Yen-tri, Quang Yen, Viet Nam and has a daughter, Rachel AnneDozier,  and their daughter is Marcia Faye DOZIER who married Steven Allen FRAME b. Clarksburg, Harrison, WV.  Marcia and Steven have three children, Jeffrey Allen,  Scott Russell, and Laura Anne FRAME

         Nelle DOZIER married  Martin Lee WIMBS b.  Fulton, Itawamba, MS .  Their children include Martin Lee, Jr., Don Michael, Shauna Lynn and Pamela Sue.  Martin Jr. married Fran Shearin WALTERS and has two children Marcus Leland and Charles Michael.  Don married first Janice Camille CATES and second Marianne RANZENHOFER.  Shauna married Robert Theodore HUNTER, Jr. and their son is Robert Theodore, III.  Pamela Sue married Kimberly Craig LINKER and they have two daughters, Kimberly Sue and Erika Ashley.

         Tula Lucinda DOZIER b. 10 Feb 1897 Fulton, Itawamba, MS d. 08 Oct 1900 Fulton, Itawamba, MS

         Charlene Annie DOZIER b. 22 Aug 1899 Fulton, Itawamba, MS d. 06 Aug 1927 Aberdeen, Monroe, MS, married  17 Aug 1923 Fulton, Itawamba, MS, Henry Latham "Buddy" HOWELL, son of George Arthur HOWELL and Willie LATHAM,   b. 02 May 1892 AL d. 20 Mar 1957 Newport News, VA.  Charlene and Buddy had one daughter, Mary Frances HOWELL, b. 20 Mar 1926 Fulton, Itawamba, MS d.. 1998 Fulton, Itawamba, MS.  Mary Frances  m. 27 Sep 1947 Fulton, MS, Harold Frazier BURCH, son of Will BURCH and Eula THORN,.  b. 02 Nov 1915 Fulton, Itawamba, MS d. 07 Sep 1984 Memphis, TN .  They had no children.

James Orville DOZIER b. 07 Sep 1903 Fulton, Itawamba, MS d. 30 Sep 1967 Memphis, TN married 16 Oct 1921 Mantachie, Itawamba, MS, Anna Maye DODSON, daughter of Jacob Alfred "Jake" DODSON and Sarah Louella "Ella" COOLEY,  b. 06 Sep 1900 Dorsey, Itawamba, MS, d.  21 Oct 1997 Cedar Knoll Rest Home, Grass Lake, MI.  James and Anna Maye were my grandparents and I will include more information on their five children and descendants at a later time.

         Mae Ola DOZIER b. 24 Jul 1915 Fulton, Itawamba, MS d. 27 Feb 1994 the Sherrill House, Boston, MA.  Mae Ola never married.   She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Boston where she was very active in Outreach programs and more active in the Pine Street Inn, a program for the homeless and those in need of shelter.   She was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard, serving active duty during World War II.  She retired with the rank of commander in 1975.  She was also in the Reserve U.S. Coast Guard.

Samuel Lee DOZIER b. 05 Feb 1876 Leighton, Colbert, AL d. 26 Dec 1960 MS,  m. 11 Apr 1904 Itawamba Co., MS  Maranda GOOGE, daughter of Elias R  GOOGE and Mrs. ? Googe,  b. 06 Feb 1881 MS d. 11 Jun 1963 MS.  Samuel and Maranda had three children. Alvin DOZIER b. 28 Dec 1906 Fulton, Itawamba, MS d. 28 Dec 1906 Fulton, Itawamba, MS never having married.  Bessie Euple DOZIER b. 10 Nov 1909 Fulton, Itawamba, MS became an attorney and worked for Itawamba County prior to her death
12 Sep 1989 Fulton,  MS.   Virgel Elias DOZIER b. 22 Feb 1914 Fulton, Itawamba, MS d. 12 Oct 1989 Fulton, Itawamba, MS married  Alma GRAHAM,  daughter of Aker M. GRAHAM and Sophie M. PITTS,  b. 25 Apr 1915, d. 11 Feb 1993 prob. Fulton, Itawamba, MS.  Virgil and Alma had a son, Mackey Turner Dozier.

 Rosetta DOZIER b.  1878 in AL d. __ ___ ____ __________ ,   married. J. R. POWELL and had three children; Viola, Zola, and Leslie.

I would be happy to exchange additional details I have on this family with cousins who hopefully have information to fill in my gaps. <GRIN>


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