Jimmy Ray has been researching the Bozeman
lineage for many years and just recently his
daughter was able to join the DAR based on what
they have found regarding Peter Bozeman of
Darlington South Carolina. Peter's name was
accepted and approved in January 2008 and should
be found soon in an issue of the DAR Magazine.
Jimmy's DNA test ( 24264
Thomas ) is found on Steve's page which is
linked on the left column.
Jimmy's father Walter Jackson Bozeman, was
the son of Lou Ada Moore and Charles Eugene
Charles was born about 1890 to
parents Rebecca Scott and William Thomas Bozeman
of Shelby County, Alabama.
Charles was shown
as a blacksmith at the lime plant on the census
and is found on the 1910 and 1930 census
Charles had brothers, Isaac and Thomas.
William Thomas Bozeman was found in 1880
living with T. R. Stacy family in Montgomery and
in 1883 married Rebecca Scott in Montgomery
William was the son of Nancy Kizar Hill and
John Thomas Bozeman of Montgomery, and they are
buried in Shelby County.
John had served in the Civil War and his
widow filed for his pension.
Nancy named her children William, Mildred,
Sarah, Rebecca, Peter Edward, Emma, Beny, John
Thomas, and Mary A.
Peter E married Margaret Clark and moved to
Tennessee, where we find another family
researcher, named Alan.
Alan's DNA test is shown as a perfect match
to Jimmy Ray's ...
In 1860 Nancy and John are found living with
her aunt Mary Hill Stacy and John Stacy; 1870 in
Montgomery near the Dillard family at Pine Level
which is merely a stone's throw from Dublin and
Ramer and in 1910 Nancy is widowed, living with
her daughter Sarah, who had married James
Nancy's son John T had
married Isabella "Bell" Spearman.
Nancy Hill's mother was likely named
Charlotty which we find on census but the father
is not located yet.
John's father was William Henry Bozeman and
his wife is listed as Martha H. which we
strongly suspect to be a Hill - simply because
she moved away when William died and lived near
the Hills families in Dublin and buried another
son named Peter Edward on the Hill property
which we discovered on last year's roadtrip to
William Henry was born about 1802 in
Darlington SC to Sarah Brown and Peter Bozeman
William and Martha named their children:
Peter Edward, John Thomas, Meedy G., and Martha
M. and all married in Montgomery, according to
the copies of their marriage licenses.
Meedy married a widowed Rebecca Brewer and
had a son named John Thomas in 1866 which is
being researched by Wayne and Richard Bozeman in
Alabama. When John died, the Governor Graves was
a pall bearer at his funeral.
William Henry's son Peter Edward married
Nancy Anderson and is being researched by Kathy.
William Henry died by 1848 according to his
estate papers, and his brother Jesse was the
Administrator. Jesse paid William's son John
Thomas $247.00 for his share of the estate.
Jesse also filed for a Writ of Dower for the
When Peter died, in 1829, Jesse filed for the
estate sale and Wiliam Henry was listed on those
documents. Then again in 1838, apparently when
Sarah died, Jesse filed to sell off Peter's
land, and William was once again listed as an
Sarah and Peter's chldren were Meady, Peter
E., Jesse M. , William Henry and Lucy. Meady is
not listed as an heir in the estate because he
died about 1827. Perhaps he was ill during the
journey from Darlington to Montgomery, we just
do not know but his son was Captain Peter Henry
Bozeman in the Mississippi Infantry of the
Peter's son Peter E. Bozeman married Gilly
Goodson in Alabama and moved to Louisiana and is
now being researched by Sharon Johnson.
Sarah Brown married Peter Bozeman in December
1786 in the Cheraws District of Darlington
County, South Carolina, as written by one of
their neighbors, Reverend Evan Pugh in his
Peter had served in the American Revolution,
had several records of payment, mentioned in the
South Carolina Militia book, listed on the SC
Roster with his father Mordecai, and others like
John, Paul. Ralph, who may be brothers of Peter
- Mordecai's son John married a full blood
indian and moved to Mississippi, land records
All likely from Bladen County North Carolina
which was just across the river from where they
received their Land Grants. The SC Archives
indicate that Peter's land was surveyed in June
1826 , possibly to sell, so he could begin his
journey to Alabama.
Nancy Jane was the daughter of Lavinia Jane
Sellers and Seaborn Montgomery Anderson, both
possibly having grandmothers of indian blood
from the Carolinas.
The LDS site has Seaborn's great grand father
listed as full blood with many researching the
Sellers lineage into Cherokee Nation.
Photo Album (1
Settlers of Ramer (16
My Great Grandparents
of my Ancestors
Jimmy, Elizabeth and Wayne
Peter and William Henry to Peter
Edward and John
1830 - 1860 census
Wayne and Sue Carol
Sarah Brown in 1829
Photos and Notes
Photos and Notes
by cousin Martha, Laura and Dorline
Laura studied Powhatan
Uncle Hiram was surgeon in Civil War and my