Jonathan L. Bozeman

                 Goodspeed 1890

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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.
___________________________________________________________________________ Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, Chicago, Nashville and St. Louis: The Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1890, Clark County, page 127. Contributed in memory of Evelyn Dickerson Jackson, Magora Owens Wingfield, Miss Jamie McConnell, and Miss Lucille Westbrook. ___________________________________________________________________________ Update 03.19.06 Morris Myers 2006 BIO-0138.HTM