History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families

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what lie required lie had done. He set t]
special value upon manual labor, but gener- I
ously extended financial aid whenever he was v
convinced of the true worth of the recipient. i
He died in 1887, but his widow still survives s
him, enjoying apparently excellent health. ,
Mr. Bozeman was the father of fourteen
children: James H., born October 20, 183G6,
and died at the age of eighteen; William E., v
our subject; David B., born January 2, ]
1845; Emma A., born January 2, 1848, married
Alonzo Rushing, of Alabama; Nathan ]
G., born September 5, 1853; Henry J., born i
June 3, 1855; Beauregard P., born March ]
19, 1862; while seven others died in childhood.
I
William E. Bozeman was born in Loundes i
county, Alabama, March 23, 1841, and was
brought up on a farm and secured only coun- 4
try-school advantages. At twenty years of
age he enlisted as Sergeant in Company I,
Captain B. F. Melton, his first colonel being
John Withers, and his last one Colonel
Charles Forsythe, Third Alabama Regi ment of
Infantry. He participated in many hardfought
battles, among them being those of
Seven Pines, Gaines' Mill, Savage Station,
Malvern Hill, Fredericksburg, and all of the
engagements of Lee's army until the fall of
1864, when he received a flesh wound at the
battle of Cedar Creek in Virginia. This confined
him to the hospital until December,
when he returned home, where lie remained
until March, 1865. He then set out to join
the decimated ranks of Lee's army, but at
Danville he heard of the surrender and with
bowed head he returned to his home. The
next year he left his native State and came
to Texas, stopping in Red River county until
1868, when he caine to Milam county and
settled in the vicinity of Baileyville, where
he has since resided. He lives on a part of

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Ile land purchased 1y his fatlier in 1,57,
having received from his father 225 acres, on
'vhich he settled in 186S, and whicl lie l1ha
inproved. Mr. Bozeinatn also owns a half
section in Tom Green county, suitable for
;razing.
In 1864 he married Miss Sallie Pylant, a
laughter of John A. and Mary Pylant, who
vere then residents of Alabama. Mr. an(l
Mrs. Bozeiman have had eight children, all
girls; Mollie, now wife of W. J. Smilie, of
Milami county; Emma J., wife of D. P. Williams,
of Dallas county, Texas; Minnie L.;
Lurline L., wife of J. D. Stonehamn, of Fall.,
county; Willie E. and Jessie R., still Lt
home. The religious connection of the family
is with the Baptist Church, most of them
holding or having held nmelnbership in Caddo
Church, in the vicinity of Baileyville.
G l. YOE.-Since the days when the
adventurous Captain Henry Hudson
first pushed his explorations up the
romantic stream that bears his name, and on
the banks of that stream planted the seeds of
one of the thriftiest colonies on this continent,
down to the present time, the nation
under whose flag he sailed, Holland, and
the more populous and stronger nation, Germany,
which he mnay be said in some measure
to have represented, have furnished to this
country a large portion of its people, and what
is better, some of its sturdiest, thriftiest,
most intelligent and best citizens. These two
countries have sent to the New World representatives
who have illustrated, both in war
and peace, the characteristics of their people.
being no less distinguished for their valor in
one than for the triumphs of their genius and
industry in the other. And it can be said

Lewis Publishing Company, publisher. History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families. Chicago. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29785/. Accessed May 29, 2015.