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Col David Wood Bozeman

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Col David Wood Bozeman

  • Birth 16 Feb 1814
  • Death 20 May 1887
  • Burial Milam County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 23090969

David Wood Bozeman
Son of Nathan and Harriet Knotts Bozeman
David Wood Bozeman, the 4th child of Nathan and Harriet Bozeman, was born in Georgia on February 16, 1814. David's paternal grandparents were Joseph and Miss Wood Bozeman. He married Ann English Browning, of Lowndes County, Alabama, April 12,1832, .

He lived near Benton, and afterwards in Coosa county, for many years, 12 miles north-east of Weturapka.

After the war he moved to Milam county Texas. He owned a large estate of lands and was an excellent financier. Positions of trust in moneyed corporations, and of honor in State sought his valuable services. He was a Representative in the Alabama Legislature in 1861..
In 1853 he was' beaten for the State Senate only by the chicanery it is said, of his wily opponent who hired a man to run for the same office that received only the votes which would have been given to Col. Bozeman.
In 1860 he was a delegate from Alabama to the noted Baltimore Democratic Convention that nominated John C. Breckenridge for President of the United States.
On going to and returning from that Convention he called on me( Joseph Woodruff Bozeman) then a student at the University of Virginia, During the years 1856-'57 he located large tracts of land in Texas, to some of which he moved after the war.
Though not a member of any church he is a thorough Baptist in sentiment, and loves to attend the house of God. He is temperate, moral, industrious, public spirited, tall, having very black hair and eyes, an olive complexion, a model foot, and is very popular with the ladies. Great firmness and quietness marks his dealings with children, servants and men.
I ( Joseph Woodruff Bozeman) lived in his house four years and never saw him angry or heard him talk loud. But what he said he meant, and what he required he had done. He sets special value upon manual labor, yet he has generously extended financial aid to young men striving to get an education, among whom is the writer of these sketches. For this noble service to young men Col. David W. Bozeman reaps their lasting respect and gratitude. He is now, June 29,1885 living in Franklin, Robertson county'
Texas, in the 72nd year of his age.
Copied from the Sketches of the Bozeman Family
By: Joseph Woodruff Bozeman



Inscription

D.W. BOZEMAN
BORN
FEB. 16, 1814
DIED
MAY 20, 1887


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