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Samuel R. "Sam" Cozart
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Birth: Jun. 11, 1858
Saline County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 11, 1922
Saline County
Illinois, USA


Sam was the son of James M. and Mary Molly (Cain) Cozart. He was married three times: (1) Mary Jane (Moore) in 1876 and they were the parents of two sons: Oliver and Neal. He married (2) Drucilla (Empson) in 1882 and they were the parents of six children: James Gregory, Cleo, Hugh Harrison, Oma, Grace B., and Ray B. He married (3) Carrie B. (Parrish) about 1912. No children from this union.

Harrisburg Daily Register - Illinois
June 12, 1922

June 11 marked the beginning and the close of life for SAM R. COZART, a well known resident of this city, whose death occurred Sunday, June 11, 1922, his sixty fourth birthday anniversary.
He was born June 11, 1858, on a farm near Harrisburg and lived here all his life. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Cozart, early settlers in Saline county, and was one of
four children in that family. His sisters are Mrs. Martha Odum of Carrier Mills and Mrs. Rebecca Hensley of Ledford. Oscar Cozart who lives on a farm near this city is his only brother.
Mr. Cozart had been married three times. His first wife was Miss Mary Jane Moore and to
this union were born two children, Oliver and Neal. The latter died.
Following the death of his first wife, Mr. Cozart married Drucilla Empson and during her life six children were born, three boys, James, Hugh and Ray, and three daughters, as follows: Mrs. Grace Cannon, Cleo Yeatts and Oma Cozart, who is dead. This wife died several years ago
and about ten years ago he was married to Miss Carrie B. Parish, who with their only daughter, Rosemary, survives.
For several days before his death Mr. Cozart was critically ill and was bedfast for over two months. With his death Harrisburg and community loses a useful, honored citizen. He possessed considerable property, and was a substantial member of the First Baptist church in this city. Before moving to this city Mr. Cozart was a farmer and he kept up an active interest in the farming industry until the illness which caused his death.
A brief funeral service will be held at 1:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the family residence on West Poplar street and then the body will be taken to Liberty church where Rev. Wilhoyte, assisted by Rev. J. B. Davis, will conduct the funeral. Interment will be made at Sunset Hill cemetery.
The pall bearers are: Ace Gaskins, Perry Cain, Austin Rann, Roy Harrell, Gus Cain, ArchieOhl, J. W. Shaw and George Hensley.

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  Mary J Moore Cozart (____ - 1881)*
  Druzilla Empson Cozart (1858 - 1912)*
  Oma Cozart (____ - 1883)*
  James Gregory Cozart (1884 - 1955)*
*Calculated relationship
Sunset Hill Cemetery
Saline County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Sharon
Originally Created by: PickledDuncan
Record added: Mar 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67005045

- J. Bean
 Added: Jan. 8, 2012
Did this Sam Cozart have a sister named Susan Cozart who married William Bill Emery? There is a Sam Kazort who is living with Susan Cozart's son in 1940 Missouri and is listed as Uncle. Charles Emery died in Dunklin Co. Missouri as well as Sam. Sam marrie...(Read more)
- Marty Restivo
 Added: Feb. 17, 2013
Rest in peace.
- J. Bean
 Added: Jan. 8, 2012
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