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John Merin Bozeman
Birth: Jan., 1835
Pickens County
Georgia, USA
Death: Apr. 20, 1867
Park County
Montana, USA

Pioneer. He headed west from Georgia to Colorado in 1858. However, after his claims there discovered that the they had no gold to pan out, he moved to Montana in 1862. He, along with John Jacobs, blazed the Bozeman Trail, a cutoff route from the Oregon Trail that traced from Wyoming to Bannack, Montana, in 1863 (the former trail closed in 1868 because of the Indian Wars). The same year, he discovered Bozeman, Montana, and the Gallatin Valley (which he thought as a most desirable place to live) and the following year, the town was founded. In 1867, he with Tom Cover, was attacked by the Sioux Indians near the Yellowstone River, and he was murdered there. (bio by: Bona Rae Villarta) 
Family links: 
  William Bozeman (1819 - 1852)
  Delila Sims Bozeman (1810 - 1887)
  Lucinda Catherine Ingram Howell (1837 - 1898)
  Malinda Jane Bozeman Kirk (1853 - 1909)*
  Nancy Delila Bozeman Honea (1856 - 1931)*
  Martha Catherine Bozeman Neal (1860 - 1932)*
  John Merin Bozeman (1835 - 1867)
  Phoebe Ann Bozeman Cowart (1840 - ____)*
  Nancy Arminda Bozeman Leak (1846 - 1921)*
  Mary Melissa Bozeman Wigington (1850 - 1888)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Murdered
Sunset Hills Cemetery
Gallatin County
Montana, USA
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Originally Created by: Bona Rae Villarta
Record added: Apr 07, 2004
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