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From: "Becky" <>
Subject: Re: [OZIER] Ozier in Tennessee
Date: Sat, 23 May 2009 14:48:07 -0500
I'm glad to see some activity on the Ozier group.
I descend from a Priscilla Ozier. She is said, to be the daughter of Jacob
Ozier, that was in N.C., and I believe it was Montgomery Co.
She was born in 1814 in N.C. She was married to an Alsey Stephens, and she
died in 1895 in Randolph Co. Al.
I have info, that the Jacob descends from the John Ozier in MD.
Any further info would be greatly appreciated.
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Subject: Re: [OZIER] Ozier in Tennessee
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> Surnames: Ozier Ogier Auget Creuze Martin Butler
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> Hi John - here is some information on the name Ozier; I am not an Ozier
> descendant, so perhaps there are other more knowledgable sources
> concerning this name.
> It appears that Ozier is an anglicization of the French name Auget. An
> intermediate form of it found in England and America is Ogier. It may
> also be seen as Osier and perhaps other phonetically similar spellings. I
> know of three branches of Oziers in America - two of them lived in
> Montgomery Co. NC and then Carroll Co. TN, but came to America at
> different times. The third lived in Maine. I will arbitrarily call them
> branche #1, #2, and #3.
> Branch #1 - Louis Ogier Sr. b. 1726 Moncoutant, Lower Poitou, France,
> married 15 Jul 1751 at St. John's Church, Hackney, London to Catherine
> Creuze. Louis Sr., Catherine, and most of their children came from London
> to NC Feb 1774 on the ship Union. Louis Sr. died 1780 in Charleston, SC;
> his presence in Charleston at this point in the Rev. War might indicate
> that he was a royalist, but may also have to do with his occupation
> (weaver, probably of silk); his widow Catherine apparently returned to
> England and died 1808 in Hackney, Middlesex. Some sources list the
> parents of Louis Sr., but in my opinion the proof is lacking or, at best,
> conflicting. His son Louis Ozier Jr. was born 1753 in London, came with
> his parents to NC in 1774, and married 2 Oct 1783 Susannah Martin
> (possibly in Montgomery Co. NC); in 1774 his occupation was "silk weaver".
> Louis Jr. died in Charleston, SC in 1820 and Susannah died there in 1827.
> The only child known to me is "Amy Arina" Ozier b. 28 Fe!
> b 1799 NC (probably Montgomery Co. NC) and married about 1815 Neely
> Butler. Her name "Amy Arina" is spelled several different ways and is
> probably a mild corruption of the Dutch given name "Annetje Arians", a
> name found in Dutch families who immigrated to NY (Annetje Arians Van
> Amsterdam married Jacob Jansen Van Etten (later Vaneaton etc.) who
> immigrated to NY ca. 1650); similar Dutch names are Ariaentje and
> Jannetje. Although I list her name as Amy Arina Ozier, her first name may
> actually have been Anny/Anna/etc. Note that I am NOT suggesting that she
> had Dutch ancestors - similar names are found in many unrelated families,
> and examples include Anna Arrene, Arrena Jeanettie, Amy Irena, etc. Neely
> Butler is sometimes called Nathaniel or Cornelius, or both, for which
> Neely/Nealy may be a nickname, but I believe this was done without proof;
> I subscribe to the theory that his name is taken from the surname Neely, a
> family which also lived in Montgomery Co. NC and Carroll C!
> o. TN. Since the Butler family appears to have lived in Montgomery Co
> . NC until around 1825 when they moved to Carroll Co. TN, I would guess
> that Neely and Amy Arina were married in Montgomery Co. NC. The
> Montgomery Co. NC courthouse was destroyed by arson in 1843, which has
> made tracing families residing there very difficult. Neely and Amy Arina
> moved to Carroll Co. TN around 1825, and then to AR around 1836, in the
> area of Carroll Co. AR and Stone Co. MO; they are noted as the ancestors
> of President Lyndon B. Johnson, so their ancestry can be found in a number
> of places, not always presented with accuracy.
> Branch #2 - John Ozier was born in France and naturalized 30 Apr 1736 in
> Cecil Co. MD; he married Elizabeth Hutchison and left a will dated 26 Aug
> 1777 in New Castle Co. DE, prov. Dec 1777, which named 9 children. His
> son William Ozier b. ca. 1750 New Castle Co. DE and died after 1810 when
> he is enumerated in the census of Montgomery Co. NC (page 564: Wm. Ozier
> 11101-30000). This census record indicates he may have had at least 6
> chidren; his wife appears to have died a few years before 1810. Three of
> his chidren have been identified to me - Wm. Jr., Elizabeth (b. 1771, d.
> 1844, mar. William Bruton), and John (b. ca. 1780 NC) - John Ozier's wife
> is unknown, but he appears to have had at least 11 ch. John is enumerated
> in 1810 in Montgomery Co. NC (page 558: Jno. Ozier 21010-22010) but moved
> to Carroll Co. TN before 1830 where he is enumerated in the census there
> (page 150: John Ozier 00012101-01020001). The children of John Ozier
> known to me are Allen, Reuben, James R.,!
> Lloyd, Dianna F., and Laura, all of whom remained in Carroll Co. TN or
> thereabouts. Some sources have included Amy Arina (Ozier) Butler as a
> daughter of William Ozier b. 1750, but there is no proof of this beyond
> their (coincidental?) presence in the same area of NC. Some sources have
> combined William Ozier and Louis Ozier Jr. and called him William Louis
> Ozier, , but this appears to be a convenient fabrication which allowed Amy
> Arina to be included in this family.
> Branch #3 - a Lewis/Louis Ogier was b. 28 Oct 1760 in the same church in
> London as Louis Ogier Jr. b. 1753; this younger Louis Ogier was the son of
> Abraham Ogier b. 1728 London, ENG and Mary Cooper (mar. 1753 London),
> Abraham said to be son of Andre Ogier and Marie Ann Hanrot. Louis, son of
> Abraham, went to Knox Co. ME and is not to be confused with Ogier/Ozier in
> Notes: (1) Branch #2 came to America a generation before Branch #1 and
> followed a different track to NC; however, it is possible that they knew
> one another. I have noticed that Branch #2 followed the same track from
> New Castle Co. DE to Montgomery/Rowan Co. NC and then Carroll Co. TN as
> the Bracken and Lowrie/Lowrey families.
> (2) as always, any data given here should be verified before incorporating
> it into databases.
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