Thank you! Thank you for solving the mystery! I had wondered if Abner D was their father. His time of death matched up (Dec 1849) and also, my Evan had named his first son Abner D. I had purchased the Camden County NC Will Book C hoping to find a will for him there, but no luck. Where would I be able to find the books you referenced?
Now I have a new mystery. In the Will Book C, pages 30 & 31 there is listed a will of Evan Dozier. One of the items is to his adopted son Abner Sawyer, son of Aliff Sawyer alias Aliff Gregory. Without the middle initial, I am uncertain if this is my Abner but do find it interesting that Abner named one of his children Evan. So is it my guy? Not sure. Do you know if there were any kind of adoption records back then? Also, I believe Aliff to be his mother, but would her maiden name be Gregory or does that mean she married a second time?
Thanks for any light you can shed on this.
Bethany Sawyer Sellers