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Thomas Jefferson Bozeman

Male 1810 - 1870  (59 years)


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  • Name Thomas Jefferson Bozeman 
    Born 08 Sep 1810  Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 04 Sep 1870  (Kingston) Now known as Laton, Fresno County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 04 Sep 1870  Fresno, County, CA, Kingston (Now known as Laton) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I1616  Nichols
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2014 

    Father Howell Bozeman,   b. Abt 1780,   d. 1813, Baton Rogue, Baton Rogue Parish., LA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Nancy Cook,   b. 27 Jul 1780, (Poss) Burke County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Oct 1869, Copiah County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 1802  Bladen County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F898  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Rachel Parker,   d. 1844, Hinds County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1835  Hinds County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F530  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Elizabeth Ford,   b. UNKNOWN, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. (Probably) Fresno County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 28 Dec 1845  Sabine Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F531  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • 1 November 1997: Thomas Jefferson Bozeman, was born September 8, 1808 in GA, and died 4 September 1870, in Kingston, (**Now known as Laton) Fresno Co., CA. Kingston is now extinct. He married Rachel Parker in Hinds Co., Mississippi in 1835, near Jackson Mississippi. She died in a few years leaving three children. Thomas Jefferson like many other pioneers, got the urge to go west. he was possessed with great courage and fortitude, so he moved first to Caddo parish, Louisiana. There he met and married Eliza Ford. To them was born two children. Then they moved to Texas, out near Waco, about the year 1848. Two children were born in this state. In 1854 they decided to go on farther west as his health had begun to fail. He took his Ox Teams and covered wagons and started on their way to California. As was the custom in those days there was usually a large caravan of covered wagons and people, who were together for protection from Indian attacks. They decided to stop for awhile in Santa Fe, New Mexico., There another child was born to Thomas and Eliza. When they decided to start on their journey again the oxen were traded for mules. While in Santa Fe, he operated a Freighting business using the mules and Studebaker wagons which also carried them across the plains of the Golden West. He never engaged in mining, but his wife kept boarders at the mining camps. As they went on their way to California they encountered many Indians but were never attacked. It took them six months to reach California. They settled in Kingston, (**Now known as Laton). Then Thomas Jefferson was stricken with Paralysis so the wife had to operate a hotel. Three children were born in this state making a total of eleven. The sons of this brave, courageous couple were farmers and sheep raisers. They were all fine good men, while they never attained great wealth or fame they lived exemplary lives. They homesteaded land in the rich San Joaquin Valley where they lived, reared their families and prospered and passed away, Children of Thomas Jefferson Bozeman and Rachel Parker-Bozeman or Thomas Jefferson Bozeman and Eliza Ford-Bozeman see family group sheets. Information taken from: (Bozeman Sketches Vol.-1, Howell Bozeman1780, by; Rev. J.W. Bozeman, 1954; Per Diana Lucile Moreman-Williams) Recorded by Elnora Frances Cook-Wyrick. ** My note inserted, regarding town of Laton, Fresno Co., CA. Previously known as Kingston, Fresno Co., CA.** 1870 Census, Kingston (Laton), Fresno Co., CA, sheet 40-HH#447/312: Bozeman, Thos, 54, WM, Laborer, b. MS Eliza, 44, WF, Home, GA

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] (Bozeman Sketches Vol.-1, Howell Bozeman 1780: by, Rev. J.W. Bozeman,1954) Per Diana Lucile Moreman-Williams, Page 9.

    2. [S374] Diana Lucile Moreman- Williams.


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