Person Sheet

Name John Merin BOZEMAN, GG Uncle
Birth 1 Dec 1836, Pickens Co. GA
Death 20 Apr 1867, Yellowstone River Montana Territory
Burial 1870, Body recovered 3 years after murder took to Bozeman, Montana
Occupation President of the Bozeman Bank and Trust in Bozeman MT
Father William M. BOZEMAN (1819-1852)
Mother Delilah F. SIMS (1805-1880)
1 Lucinda Catherine INGRAM
Father Isaac INGRAM
Marriage 10 Jan 1856, Cherokee Co. GA
Children: Nancy Delilah "Lila" (1856-1931)
Malinda Jane "Linda" (1858-1909)
Martha Catherine (1860-1932)
Notes for John Merin BOZEMAN
At the age of 14 John's father went west in the California gold rush of 1849. He took the route across the Isthmus of Panama and they never heard from him again. In 1860, the gold fever struck John and 15 others when gold was discovered in Colorado. Like his father he also left a family behind, a wife and three children.
Misc. Notes
From the book John M. Bozeman, Montana Trail Maker by Merril G. Burlingame, and published by the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman City, Montana in 1983 comes the following information.
I. Amos Bozeman, born Dec. 10, 1799 in North Carolina, died 1870 Georgia, married Nancy Tarbutton.

IIa. William Bozeman, married Delila Sims

IIb. John Marion Bozeman, golddigger, born January 1835 in Pickens Country Georgia, arrived by June 24, 1862 in western Montana Territory. Killed by Indians on a bank of the Yellowstone River on April 20, 1867. John left a wife and three children in Georgia.
Misc. Notes
John's middle name has been shown many places elsewhere as Merwin, Marion, as well as Merlin.

Books on John list his middle name as Marion...not Merwin.

But, on about page 42 of the Riter book, a letter dated May 10, 1905 written by Arminda Bozeman Leak to Mrs. J. E. Hart, lists the names of her brothers and sisters. John M. Bozeman is listed as John Merin. This is proof enough for me that John's middle name was Merin.
Misc. Notes
In the 1830 census Amos and Nancy Bozeman lived next door to Benjamin Parks who first discovered gold in North Georgia in October of 1828 and is buried at the Yellow Creek Baptist Church in Hall County, Georgia. A son of Amos Bozeman, William Bozeman and his son, John Merin (Marion) Bozeman and Samuel Amos Bozeman, another son of Amos, were all later known to have gone west, with only Samuel Amos Bozeman returning to North Georgia.
Misc. Notes
The wife of John M. Bozeman is buried as L. (Lucinda) C. (Catherine) Howell born 12-24-1837 died 8-3-1898. She is buried with her second husband T. (Thomas) B. Howell born 5-20-1822 died 8-24-1890. They would have both died in Cherokee County, GA.
Last Modified 4 Nov 2002 Created 7 Dec 2002 by P. J. Wigington Mahan