Jonathan L. Bozeman, planter, Arkadelphia, Ark.
Mr. Bozeman is very properly classed among the substantial,
representative citizens of Caddo Township. now just in the prime of life
he has become possessed of a desirable competency and will. He was born
in Lee County, Ga., in 1851, and is the son of William E. and Tamzey
(Harris) Bozeman, and the grandson of Luke and Phoeba (Fearless)
Bozeman. their ancestors emigrated to this country from Germany, before
the Revolutionary War. William E. Bozeman was born in Georgia on April
1, 1829, and was a tiller of the soil all of his life. He enlisted in
the confederate army in 1863 and was a brave and fearless soldier. he
was married in Webster County, Ga., in 1850, to Miss Harris, a daughter
of Levi and Dorothy Harris. The fruits of the marriage of Mr.and Mrs.
Bozeman were eleven children, nine now living -- five sons and four
daughters: Jonathan L., James W., Dorothy C. (wife of Wesley McGill),
Martin W., Lucius L., Emma P., Ida C., Taylor L., and Eula C. The
father is still alive and makes his home in Georgia. Jonathan L.
Bozeman emigrated from Georgia to Arkansas in 1873, settled in this
country, and was married to Miss. Cordelia H. Bozeman, in 1874. She
was the daughter of M. and Lucy A. (Browning) Bozeman, natives of
Georgia, born in 1808 and 1813 respectively. Mr. M. Bozeman emigrated
from Georgia to Alabama in 1819 and in 1835 emigrated from Alabama to
Arkansas settling in Clark County, where he passed his last days. He
was married in 1827, and became the father of nine children, four now
living: Mary H. (wife of E. D. Randle , now residing in Clark County,
Ark.,), Diademea E. (wife of C.E. Gary, a farmer in Texas), Emily L.
(wife of J. W. Callaway) and Cordelia H. The father of these children
died in 1883. He was a member of the Baptist Church, a Mason and a very
Prominent man. he was elected to the Senate from this district in 1853,
and held many other positions of trust and honor. the mother died in
1885. To our subject and wife were born seven children -- two sons and
five daughters -- five children now living: William M., Lucy V., T.D.,
Mary F., and Emma C. Mr. Bozeman owns 700 acres of fine farming land
with 300 acres under cultivation and is living on the house place where
his wife's father settled when first coming to this State. the house was
built in 1847, is a large one, and has ten commodious rooms. Mr.
Bozeman is active in his support of all enterprises for the good of
society at large, and is one of the substantial men of the county, Mrs.
Bozeman is a member of the Baptist Church.