- Dozier Thornton (B: 1755 in Lunnenburg County,Va) moved with his parents to North Carolina and later to GA. (He signed a will on 27 Jul 1837 in Franklin Co., Georgia. "WILL OF Dozier THORNTON"); m(2) Jane Pullian (24 May 1826 Franklin County, GA); died in Franklin Co., GA.; although not proven, they had 19 children, 8 sons and 11 daughters. Dozier Thornton was a reverend and organized many churches, incl Van's Creek Baptist Church (served over 40 yrs. and baptized the famous Cherokee Indian Chief (David Van). He was also instrumental in the formation of Doves Creek and Falling Creek Bap. Ch.