Bozeman Carter Cochran Little
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1840 Montgomery census
Mordecai and his sons are mentioned on pages
128-130 in the Sketches of Bozeman published in 1885..........the DAR has
finally acknowledged Peter Bozeman as a soldier in the American Revolution
effective January 2008.........finally!!!
Mordecai and his sons, Peter and John served in the American
Revolution while his son James was too young. Peter moved to Alabama about
1826-1827, John moved to Mississippi in 1823, and James remained in Darlington
SC. The South Carolina Archives show that Peter's land was surveyed in
Estate Sale of Peter in Alabama 1829
Peter wrote letters asking about his land benefits so apparently he
received a land grant in Alabama, because his son Jesse handled the
division of the Estate after Sarah died. One of Peter's letters filed at
the Probate Office included the signature of E. Stephens.
John P Stacie is involved with this family,
married to a Sarah Bozeman in 1860
Jesse b 1793 and Lucy had a daughter named Sarah Bozeman who
married John Stacie in 1860 and Jesse is listed as Jesse M. Bozeman on the
census records - his son is listed as Jesse A. Bozeman. Jesse A. Bozeman
handled his father's estate.
Jesse A. Bozeman married Missouri Flinn. I have no idea what
Lucy's maiden name was but would think that the A may represent her family name
as was the custom of that era, and I strongly suspect she was one of the
Anderson families who also migrated to the area and lived so very close to the
Jesse M. Bozeman had married twice - secondly
to a widowed Francis Freeman and took in her children. Buried near them
was their son James Freeman Bozeman who died in the Civil War.
Vincent Joiner married one of Peter's daughters
named Ellen, and his other unnamed daughter was likely married to one of the men
attending Peter's estate sale in 1829, however she is never named as an Heir so
there is a better chance that she also died in Darlington around 1820.
Peter and Sarah's son Meade and wife died in Darlington about 1821 because
Peter deeded their children, Peter and J., a tract of land in 1822.....Those
children were raised by Ellen and Vincent Joiner and one of those children was
Captain Peter H. Bozeman of the Mississippi Calvary.
Brown's mother was possibly a Meade before she married as Sarah's first born son
is named Meade, then Jesse, William, Peter and Lucy. Lucy Bozeman married
a Campbell and there are several Campbells involved in this lineage.
William's daughter even married a Campbell. One Campbell married
Mathew Stokes and a Stokes witnessed Nancy K. Hill Bozeman's application for
John's Civil War pension.
Stokes was also one of the owners of that land we
visited in Hope Hull so he had to be family........Campbell children were listed
at school with Nancy and Peter Bozemans grandchildren in 1900 and were probably
Peter's son, William Henry Bozeman b
1802 had married a Martha Hill and we see a Laney Hill attending Peter's
Estate Sale in 1829. Laney also came from Darlington as did so many of
William Henry Bozeman born 1802 is the most common
ancestor of the Montgomery area Bozeman families.
William's son John
Thomas Bozeman married a Nancy Hill who was most likely the daughter of John
Hill of Darlington SC. William's son Peter Edward was buried on the
property of John Hill behind Hill's Chapel.
John Hill witnessed
Nancy Jane Anderson Bozeman's application for Peter Edward Bozeman's Civil
War pension. Then we find a Jack Stacie married to a Mary Hill with
John and Nancy Hill Bozeman residing in their home.
William Henry and Martha Hill Bozeman had a son
named Meedy who married a widowed Rebecca Brewer and she had two children.
Meedy and Rebecca named a son John Thomas in 1866 and he married Sarah Ann
Edwards. Sarah Ann had a son named D. Leon Bozeman in 1898 and several
other children including a son named Jesse Graves Bozeman. Governor Graves
was a pall bearer at John's funeral. John and Sarah operated a little
country store in Hope Hull just off the I-65 exit - actually it was demolished
about 1970 when the interstate was being constructed. The store was called
Montgomery has a little bit of history written
about the McGeHee plantation of Hope Hull and yet nothing about the Bozemans
other than an article about Bunberry Flinn's daughter marrying Jesse A. Bozeman,
which is really sad, since the Bozeman descendants have become very successful
in the county, and may be distantly connected to the famous Dr. Nathan Bozeman
whose portrait hangs in the Alabama Archives Building.
William Henry had another son, John Thomas
Bozeman who married Nancy Kizer/Kiser Hill and her mother was found on the
census as Charlottie. One of Nancy's sons was named William Thomas Bozeman
and he married Rebecca Scott of Shelby County, having a son named Charles Eugene
Colonial records of Hill, Bozeman, Anderson,
Broadway, Carter, Sellers, Brack, McClain, Fenn, Stone, Lee,
Cooper, Stokes, Flinn, McGeHee, many South Carolina residents who migrated about
the same time to Montgomery Alabama soon after serving in the American
Revolution. John Hill and Peter Bozeman were both in Darlington 1790 -
1820 census with their families. Carter was in Edgefield, McClain in
Spartanburg, these families were never too far apart.
Daughters of Alice Stephens and John T Bozeman of Dublin were
Lorena McClain and Ethel Gibson.
The girls Ethel and Lorena married "cousins" of
the Broadway family. Ethel married Jace Gibson and his mother was Rebecca
Broadway. Lorena married Charles McClain and his mother was Elizabeth
Broadway. The mother of the Broadway girls was a Stephens and there were
several Stephens' farms in the Ramer/ Dublin area.
Jesse born 1793
Nancy Jane Anderson Bozeman's
at Hills Chapel we met Dora's granddaughter, Dora who is now
John is buried close to Peter James but John is
buried by his 4th wife Ellen Bean who told her children that she was related to
the famous hanging Judge Roy Bean.
Another son of Peter Edward and Nancy was
Robert Henry Bozeman who married Corrie Huffman, a successful contractor with
land located between Hope Hull and Maxwell AFB, he donated some land to become
the Memorial Cemetery yet he is buried by his mother and his brother Meady in
Greenwood Cemetery in Montgomery - his brother Meady had married Leila
Campbell. They also had a brother named Millard
Milton who married a Nettie Barrow and named a son Clyde......go
figure.......Another son of Peter Edward was named George and one can only
speculate where the name came from - possibly the elder George Hill was an uncle
and he owned a large plantation, as did John Hill.
My Survey of Dublin cemetery and then Memorial Cemetery in
Montgomery off Bozeman Drive - the land around Memorial was part of Robert Henry
Bozeman's farm and when each of his daughters married they received a piece of
land with a street named after them. I found a few Bozeman graves in