Family Tree Research
Finding Bosman and Bozman in
1600s Maryland and Virginia history one may suspect those in
1700 North Carolina to be connected. Only a few counties of
North Carolina were formed along the eastern coastline, as the
rest of the state still belonged to the Native Americans. One
William Bozman of Maryland in the 1600s claimed to be a Native
American, yet many others arriving into America were also
intermarried with the indians.
Nothing is known about
Mordecai's ( b 1735 NC) grandmother nor his wife, who would
have been the mother of Peter, John and James. John married a
full blood Cherokee and moved to Mississippi.
have Ralph Bozeman who left Virginia:
Name: Ralf Boazman
County: Perquimans County
Database: NC Early Census
Bozman, George,Somerset Co.,15th Aug., 1733;
27th Sept., 1739.
To wife (unnamed), 1/3 estate,
balance to be divided equally between children. Testator
desires that his sons Levin, Daniel, and Philloman should be
taught to read, write and cipher as far as the rule of 3. He
also desires in case of wife remarrying that sons
and Philloman be bound to some good trade at age of 16. Ex.:
––. Test: William Jones, Sarah Jones and William Bozman.
22. 96. MARYLAND CALENDAR OF WILLS: Volume 8
Bosman was in Northampton County by 1676.
Ambrose, Henry, and Ralph were early settlers in Isle of Wight
County; Ambrose by 18 Feb. 1664, Henry by 18 Feb 1685, and
Ralph by 21 Sept. 1674. (Note: I do not yet have proof that
Ralph is the brother of Ambrose and Henry)
surveyed land on the north side of the York River in Virginia
by 12 June, 1648. (Note: I wonder if this means he was a
surveyor or if this is a term for staking out a claim. By the
way, does anyone know if Symon was killed in the indian
massacre which took place in 164? on the north side of the
York River. Over 300 settlers were killed and the governor
ordered that no one could settle north of the
Harman Boseman was in Charles City County by
Sep 14 1677. He inherited land from his father.
mentioned in Will of 1734 Prince William County
So many in the early history of
Land Office Grants - Full View of Record
Patent Title Crenshaw, Thomas. Publication 20 August
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State
Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41. Note Location: Isle of
Description: 245 acres on the south side of
Nottaway River. Beg.g at a pine on the north side of Arthurs
Swamp a corner of Joseph West’s land,
also adjoining the
land of Samuel Bozman
&c. Source: Land Office Patents
No. 22, 1743-1745 (v.1 & 2 p.1-631), p. 439 (Reel 20).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land
issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial
Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the
Library of Virginia. Subject - Personal Crenshaw, Thomas.
grantee. West, Joseph. Bozman, Samuel.
Subject - Topical
Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Isle
of Wight County Subject -Geographic Isle of Wight County (Va.)
-- History -- 18th century Genre/Form Land grants -- Virginia
-- Isle of Wight County. Added Entry Virginia. Colonial Land
Office. Patents, 1623-1774. Library of Virginia. Archives.
System Number 000742107
Many of us have census records
that show the same person born in NC in one record and SC in
another. A one page article in Georgia Genealogical Magazine
Vol 33, 128-9 pg 217 by Albert Bruce Pruitt helps explain how
this may come about. 1) the final NC/SC boundary was not
established until 1815. 2) Before that deeds were often "willy
nilly" recorded in either NC or SC. 3) In particular
Rutherford County, NC deeds may have been recorded in
Spartanburg District, SC after it was formed in
ABST. Of DEEDS--EDGECOMB CO NC
BOSMAN sells 100 ac on N. side of Tar R. to Wm. Ruglis.
Then several served in the War for
BOZEMAN, PHILEMON Ancestor #: A004053
Service: SOUTH CAROLINA
Rank(s): SOLDIER, PATRIOTIC
SERVICE Birth: (CIRCA) 1758
Death: (POST) 6 May 1819
MONROE CO ALABAMA
Service Description: 1) MILITIA 96TH
Comments (Overview ) 1) SC
A.A #627; STUB INDENTS, BK W#359, P.247
Residence 1) 96
DIST - SOUTH CAROLINA SpouseNumber Name 1)SUSANNAH
MemberIDAppsAdd Vol. Child/Spouse Number/Spouse728201
LEWIS /  DEMPSY 594580 706 DAVID /  ELIZABETH POOL
787433 LEWIS /  DEMPSEY 803042 LEWIS /  DEMPSEY
of Philemon's family were found as early settlers of Alabama
and could have possibly been relatd to Mordecai and his son
Ralph served in the War and migrated to
1790 United States Federal Census
Bosman Township: St James Goose Creek
Charleston State: South Carolina
Cherokee Land Lottery in
Georgia then to Florida
Birth: 14 APR 1756 in Bladen
County North Carolina
Death: 21 SEP 1821 in River Falls,
Note: Revolutionary War Soldier - Seige
of Augusta, Georgia DAR Patriot Index, national Society of the
Daughters of theAmerican RevolutionDiamond Jubilee Admin.
Washington: 1966 Page 72"as a private he served in the Militia
during teh Rev. War.
Samuel Bozeman took part in the Seige
of Augusta, Ga. on the side of the colonies. He was
accompanied by two of his sons,Joseph and Jacob. Additional
supporting proof previously furnished to DAR by Nat. No.
American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)
Bozman Birth Date: 1750 Birthplace: North Carolina
Volume: 17 Page Number: 163 Reference: Heads of fams. at
the first U.S. census. NC. By U.S. Bureau of the Census.
Washington, 1908. (292p.):33
There is a chance that
Samuel may have been the brother of Mordecai - perhaps
Mordecai had several brothers.
Peter, son of Mordecai,
was a wealthy planter, giving hundreds of acres of land to his
children and grandchildren in Darlington SC. In 1826 his land
was surveyed and he began the journey to Alabama. His brother
John had already migrated south in 1823 while Philemon's son
John Lewis Bozeman had bought land in Alabama in 1824. While
Peter's land record of Montgomery has not been found, his
estate sale has been discovered and his son Jesse bought land
The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral
SCMAR, Volume VII Number 2, Spring, 1979
Darlington County Memorialized Records
SCMAR, Vol. VII,
Spring 1979, No. 2, p.74
3rd. An Administration on the
Estate of JOHN CARTER
granted to Joseph Anderson May
intermediate Court 1794. Securitys to Bond William Standard
Peter Boazman, penalty One hundred pounds Sterling.
American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)
Name: Peter Boseman
Birth Date: 175?
South Carolina Volume: 16 Page Number: 159
Heads of Fams. at the first U.S. census. SC. By U.S. Bureau of
the Census. Washington, 1908. (150p.):49
continues to surface as researchers dig deeper ! .
Verification of the
lineage into Virginia and Maryland in the 1600s is only
possible as researchers continue to locate tax records, church
tithings, wills, and land documents. Step by step we get a
little closer to the facts.
Cousin Jimmy Ray and his
daughter took everything we have found regarding Peter of
Darlington and had him recognized by the DAR and then the SAR,
so soon cousin Hazel joined and others are applying. The DNA
tests connect Peter to Mordecai as well as the book written,
Sketches of Bozeman printed in 1885, and is copied within my
Thanks to all my cousins for
their contributions and research of the Bozeman Clan,
Elizabeth and the Gibson Family, Pamela, Hazel, Bobbie, Wayne,
Richard, William, Jimmy, Sharon, and of course Steve at
www.bozemanfamilies.com was my first internet contact when I
began this journey. Wayne and Jimmy found many records in the
Archives which are copied within this
Reverend James Bozeman of Deatsville is now
working the Covington County lineage of John Lewis Bozeman to