William Franklin BOZEMANAge: 90 years18511942

Name
William Franklin BOZEMAN
Given names
William Franklin
Surname
BOZEMAN
Birth December 3, 1851
Birth of a brotherJames Etheldred BOZEMAN
April 8, 1853 (Age 16 months)
Birth of a sisterRowena Jane BOZEMAN
December 19, 1855 (Age 4 years)

Birth of a brotherDavid Theophilus BOZEMAN
May 10, 1858 (Age 6 years)
Publication: index and images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org)
Citation details: death of David T. Bozeman, Film # 2114333, Digital GS # 4165165, Image # 2550, Ref. # cn28190
Quality of data: primary evidence
Source: Find A Grave
Publication: www.findagrave.com
Citation details: about David T. Bozeman, Cuthbert Cemetery, Mitchell County, Texas.
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a sisterMartha Ann Samantha BOZEMAN
July 25, 1860 (Age 8 years)

Death of a motherSusan Williams LEE
April 5, 1863 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a half-brotherStonewall Jackson BOZEMAN
October 10, 1867 (Age 15 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherJane DANIEL
August 6, 1869 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a half-brotherJoseph Daniel BOZEMAN
January 29, 1870 (Age 18 years)

Birth of a half-sisterSarah Maria BOZEMAN
May 15, 1872 (Age 20 years)

Death of a paternal grandfatherEtheldred Pendleton BOZEMAN
August 24, 1872 (Age 20 years)

MarriageDora Elizabeth GAFFORDView this family
January 13, 1874 (Age 22 years)

Birth of a half-brotherJohn Pleasant BOZEMAN
October 9, 1874 (Age 22 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1
Katie Lee BOZEMAN
January 16, 1875 (Age 23 years)

Birth of a daughter
#2
Pearl Victoria BOZEMAN
March 11, 1877 (Age 25 years)

Birth of a half-brotherJefferson Richard BOZEMAN
May 27, 1877 (Age 25 years)

Birth of a son
#3
Daniel Travis BOZEMAN
October 4, 1879 (Age 27 years)

Death of a half-brotherJoseph Daniel BOZEMAN
August 18, 1881 (Age 29 years)

Birth of a daughter
#4
Sarah Maria BOZEMAN
January 17, 1882 (Age 30 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Eula Lee SMITH
January 17, 1882 (Age 30 years)

Shared note: This date may be incorrect. She might have been born in 1892.
Birth of a daughter
#5
Susan Constance BOZEMAN
January 25, 1884 (Age 32 years)

Death of a brotherHenry Lee BOZEMAN
May 12, 1884 (Age 32 years)

Death of a sisterMartha Ann Samantha BOZEMAN
July 19, 1884 (Age 32 years)

Birth of a son
#6
William Lebaron BOZEMAN
December 3, 1885 (Age 34 years)

Birth of a son
#7
Walter Maxwell BOZEMAN
December 25, 1887 (Age 36 years)

Birth of a son
#8
Edgar Hugh BOZEMAN
December 13, 1889 (Age 38 years)

Birth of a daughter
#9
Annie Ione BOZEMAN
May 5, 1893 (Age 41 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Bertha Mae SMITH
November 5, 1893 (Age 41 years)

Birth of a son
#10
Joseph David BOZEMAN
May 20, 1895 (Age 43 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Edna Ellen SMITH
July 20, 1895 (Age 43 years)

Birth of a grandson
#4
Infant SMITH
January 19, 1896 (Age 44 years)

Death of a fatherJoseph Daniel BOZEMAN
June 28, 1896 (Age 44 years)
Death of a sisterEliza Caroline BOZEMAN
June 9, 1897 (Age 45 years)

Birth of a grandson
#5
Infant SMITH
July 25, 1897 (Age 45 years)

Birth of a son
#11
Claud Howard BOZEMAN
August 29, 1897 (Age 45 years)

Birth of a daughter
#12
Janie Smith BOZEMAN
1899 (Age 47 years)

Death of a brotherJames Etheldred BOZEMAN
January 12, 1899 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6
Infant SMITH
September 16, 1899 (Age 47 years)

Birth of a grandson
#7
Clinton Ferdinand SMITH
October 8, 1903 (Age 51 years)

Birth of a grandson
#8
Dee C. SMITH
September 8, 1905 (Age 53 years)

Death of a grandsonDee C. SMITH
July 24, 1906 (Age 54 years)

Death of a granddaughterEula Lee SMITH
August 21, 1907 (Age 55 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#9
Constance Jane BROWN
November 18, 1916 (Age 64 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#10
Annie Louise BROWN
December 5, 1920 (Age 69 years)

Death of a wifeDora Elizabeth GAFFORD
June 23, 1925 (Age 73 years)

Death of a brotherDavid Theophilus BOZEMAN
August 31, 1927 (Age 75 years)
Cause: nobody knows
Publication: 1979
Publication: NewsBank, Inc., © 2004, The Dallas Morning News
Citation details: D. T. Bozeman, Founder of Cuthbert, is Dead, 3 Sep 1927, p. 17
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: index and images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org)
Citation details: death of David T. Bozeman, Film # 2114333, Digital GS # 4165165, Image # 2550, Ref. # cn28190
Quality of data: primary evidence
Source: Find A Grave
Publication: www.findagrave.com
Citation details: about David T. Bozeman, Cuthbert Cemetery, Mitchell County, Texas.
Quality of data: primary evidence
Burial of a brotherDavid Theophilus BOZEMAN
September 1, 1927 (Age 75 years)
Publication: NewsBank, Inc., © 2004, The Dallas Morning News
Citation details: D. T. Bozeman, Founder of Cuthbert, is Dead, 3 Sep 1927, p. 17
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: index and images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org)
Citation details: death of David T. Bozeman, Film # 2114333, Digital GS # 4165165, Image # 2550, Ref. # cn28190
Quality of data: primary evidence
Source: Find A Grave
Publication: www.findagrave.com
Citation details: about David T. Bozeman, Cuthbert Cemetery, Mitchell County, Texas.
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a half-brotherStonewall Jackson BOZEMAN
July 4, 1928 (Age 76 years)

Death of a sonDaniel Travis BOZEMAN
July 28, 1934 (Age 82 years)

Death of a half-brotherJohn Pleasant BOZEMAN
April 13, 1941 (Age 89 years)

Death August 29, 1942 (Age 90 years)

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Last change October 17, 200321:31

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: July 1, 1847Lowndes County, Alabama, USA
10 months
elder brother
21 months
elder sister
22 months
himself
16 months
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
Father’s family with Sarah Maria ROUTON - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: December 2, 1866Butler County, Alabama, USA
10 months
half-brother
2 years
half-brother
2 years
half-sister
2 years
half-brother
3 years
half-brother
Family with Dora Elizabeth GAFFORD - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: January 13, 1874
1 year
daughter
2 years
daughter
3 years
son
2 years
daughter
2 years
daughter
22 months
son
2 years
son
2 years
son
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daughter
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Shared note
His wife was raised in Greenville, AL. They lived in Farmersville, AL, near Greenville, and were farmers. In 1884, they and their 6 children moved to Center Hill, FL, where they took care of an orange grove. After coming to Florida they had 6 more children. In 1901 they moved to Leesburg, FL, where Wm F and his sons had a seed business. In "The Leesburg ledger, of Leesburg, FL, 3 Dec 1932, is published a letter, of which this is part: "I have not kept a diary of my life. (If I had I might not want to tell it all..) I will tell enough to make a long letter. Think I remember 70 years of my life. I remember hearing talk of a war to free the negros (sic). I didn't know what War was. I think I was about ten years old then. A year or two later I saw men drilling to go to war. They had guns and bayonets that didn't look good to me. A little later my mother and seven children were left with the negroes. I had a negro mammy and played with the negro children. Although my daddy was a slave owner, they were mighty good to us. I saw men & their families crying as they were leaving for the war. I was one of them, about 11 or 12 then I think. My mother died the latter part of the war. Our grandparents took the children and were good to us, but think of seven children with no mamma, and papa. We lived on a farm in a thinly settled portion of Lowndes County, one or two families of white people on a plantation of negroes. Schools and churches far apart. We hoed and plowed barefoot. Grandpa tanned cowhides and made shoes for us to wear to church. We went to church in an ox wagon. We had biscuits for breakfast Sundays, and coffee made of parched corn or peanuts. Grandma and three maid aunts, pa's sisters, (maids on account of the war) spun and weaved cloth and made our clothes. We went to school about three months a year, after crops were laid by, till time to pick cotton. We walked three miles... When the war was over, Pa came home and took us on a farm. Think I was about 14 then. We had a sister two years older than I who kept house for us. She didn't know how to play cards or other such games but she could keep house. After a year or two she married. Then Pa thought he had to have a housekeeper, and he married a widow with three children, 2 boys and a girl." This excerpt is particularly interesting to me (Rowena A. Moitoret?) because it seems to contradict the story about Susan Williams Lee Bozeman being poisoned by one of her slaves -- could her son, William Franklin, have written as he did if his own mother had been murdered by a slave? Also, the family lived in Lowndes County until after the war and did not move to Butler Co, near Greenville until then, so why would a slave be hanged on a "hanging tree" near Greenville? There is a handy courthouse in Hayneville, Lowndes County, indeed it is in this courthouse where Joseph Daniel Bozeman & Susan Williams Lee got their marriage license, their application is still on file there.