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THE BOZEMAN GENEALOGY and FAMILY HISTORY - BOZEMANIA Group has been established on FACEBOOK for all BOZEMAN'S and their relatives as a gateway to genealogy research for the over 500 Bozemans who have FACEBOOK pages

The address for the group is

My personal FACEBOOK page is here:

In two short days over 30 Bozemans and relatives have joined me as friends and 15 of us so far are members of the BOZEMAN GENEALOGY GROUP

I have already managed to help David Bozeman of Dallas Texas find his links to ancestors back to the late 1600's and I'm working on the genealogy of five more interested Bozeman's; Ed Bozeman of Memphis, Doug Bozeman of Wichita KS, Bo Bozeman of Birmingham, AL, Paige Bozeman of Knoxville, TN, and Connie Bozeman of Houston, TX.

If you are interested go to the Bozeman Genealogy site and join up.




(image courtesy of Bo Bozeman see link to left)




(Sweet Pea Festival posters from BOZEMAN, MONTANA)




Judge C. Howard Bozeman June 27, 1918 to July 10, 2011

My father Judge C. Howard Bozeman has now moved on from this life to the next. In memory of his life well lived I post this Eulogy delivered at his service at the First Baptist Church of Knoxville Tennessee on July 12 2011

I have chosen the right to speak for myself and my brothers as the eldest son of our father these words that we all have had a hand in writing. As the four of us stand together in this hallowed sanctuary I am certain our memories coalesce and return to our youth and the many hours we frequented this holy wonderful place (and we confess we sometimes escaped with friends outside telling our parents we were in the balcony where we could not be seen).
Our father loved this church as we loved him.

I remember a time when I was but 13 or 14 when I first spoke before a large group of people from this very spot. I recall the topic was ‘Honoring my father’ and his profession. I remember being very upset when I heard people say some of the harsh things that are too often said about those who seek and hold public office. I think I said some of the things I will say here now about our father and his vocation. It is said that one should not speak of religion and politics in polite company but our father was a very religious man who lived a very political life.

Our Dad lived as he believed and he believed that politics was the call to serve his fellow man in office. He always believed it was about “them” and not “him”. I don’t know if many here in Knox County know or recall that Dad became the chief executive officer of Knox County at 30 in 1948 elected three times as a Democrat in this staunchly Republican area. The salary for that job in 1948 was a mere 11 thousand dollars and in 1966 when he lost the office it was not substantially more.

We remember vividly the 1966 campaign when a local grocer convinced some people who lived outside the city that the consolidated school system we now enjoy was a Communist plot and that issue cost him the election. I stood outside Carter High School campaigning as a college sophomore at UT when a group of men came up to me to tell me my Dad was a communist because taking 2 units and combining it down to one was the first rule of communism. Our father never had a harsh word to say about Cas Walker and his policy of being “agin any change”. As Dad tried to accomplish things to better our county and community, he often said that it was easy to be "agin it" and much more difficult to create and implement positive change. Dad always said everyone had a right to their opinion – I usually retorted that they didn’t have a right to their own false set of “facts”. A huge factor in his longevity as County Judge was his ability to get along with those who were politically opposed to him.

During the next eight years he was in the practice of Law preparing to serve as an interim Justice on the State Supreme Court. - The new administration allowed the salary to increase 5 fold and we thank God for that because Dad ended up the victor in the1974 race and retired from public service after 25 years on the pension provided while he was out of office. That story is indicative of the way our father thought and acted. The public came first when a man chose to be a public servant. He accepted the will of the people and refused to profit from his position.

But Dad’s service to this community did not end with his public service as the chief administrative officer of Knox County –Yes he was in large part responsible for the Knox County Health Department, The Knox County Library System, and The Knox County Utility Districts. He wrote the Juvenile Law Code, set up the central accounting system still in use, paved some 3,000 miles of County roads and oversaw the building of many County schools and parks. All great things that benefit the residents of Knox county but for us his greatest achievement was our family of four loving cohesive brothers – his and my mother’s greatest gifts to me are Charlie, David and Sam and their families.

Our father raised four Eagle Scouts and for that gave more of his time as President of the Great Smoky Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Dad may not have been the best outdoorsman or particularly adept at throwing balls or fishing but he loved to hike the Smokies and he was a firm supporter of scouting for his boys.

Our Dad got a lot of enjoyment out of everything to do with the University of Tennessee. He loved the VOLS – all of them football, basketball both men and women, softball, swimming, track, tennis, baseball, and soccer– he found the time somewhere to attend endless events of sports and the UT theater with us. He encouraged our participation in the Carousel Theater – as long as none of us ever took the idea of becoming an actor seriously. And for all that participation he gave his time as President of the Alumni Association and served on many councils and boards at UT.

Dad then followed his father Art into Masonry and like everything else he did he didn’t quit until he had become Potentate of Kerbela Temple after completing both the Scottish and York Rites to become a 33rd degree Mason. He then extended his service to that worthy organization by becoming a member of the Board of Trustees for the Shrine Children’s Hospitals and Burns Institutes.

And even that was not enough service for our father – he became very active in the Sertoma Club here in Knoxville and rarely missed a meeting or a chance to help with the great community service done by that fine organization.

And those of you who are active members of this First Baptist Church know well his service to the community did not stop there. Dad was always active here and it was a rare business meeting or event here at this Church he did not attend or support. He gave of his time and his income to support this church with our mother. His ‘wonderful bride’ and our loving mother was and is a part of all that he did. She was at his side for 67 years when she was not out on her own doing her service to the Community at Ramsey House or the Akima Club or bringing us to this church for Sunday School, choir practice, RA’s, Bible School or to play basketball in Trentham Hall.

After hearing all of that you might be wondering how he was as a father given that each of us has but 24 hours in a day. It may seem a bit exhausting just to recite such a eulogy of service in time and effort.

But Dad was usually home for dinner – and strict instruction on enunciation, table manners and the daily question of "what did you learn today?" or "what did you accomplished today?" and you better have a good answer or you could be branded with "the BIG S"! He was there on Saturday night to have us do our Sunday School lessons and polish our shoes for Church.

Every year Dad would put us in the Oldsmobile and drive us down to Florida for a week or so or take us on what he called a learning vacation to civil war battlefields, National Monuments and state capitals. We often went to the mountains or Big Ridge or Concord on the weekends.

Dad and Mom also found time to attend the Grandkids and Great grandkids sporting and school events from cheerleading, baseball, basketball, soccer and every graduation and school concert or play. He even took his three granddaughters on the trip of a lifetime to Greece and Turkey by himself.

He was a firm believer in getting an education and often told us "the only thing I can give you that no one can take away is the opportunity to get an education." and the greatest thing to him was the pursuit of knowledge.

Dad also fueled my interest in our genealogy and inspired me to find out about our ancestors and I am glad to be able to recite our lineage going back to the late 1600’s when our Dutch Bozeman ancestor arrived in the Tidewater area of Virginia.

There were James and Martha of Edgecomb County, NC in the
1700’s at the beginning of the United States and
Amos and Nancy Tarbutton Bozeman of Cherokee County, Georgia.
Then Silas Newton our Civil War ancestor and his wife Eliza in Pickens Co Ga who were aunt and uncle to Colonel John Merin Bozeman of The Bozeman Trail and Bozeman Montana fame and
Dad’s grandfather John Samuel who with Cynthia Ann Mann moved the family to Concord and then ‘Happy Holler’ here in Knoxville in the late 1800’s with 8 children,
then came Dad’s father Artie Claude and mother Mary Arnwine and the 40 odd relatives who lie at rest in The Greenwood or Lynnhurst near where I now live in Fountain City
I think back to them on my daily bicycle rides through those gardens of stone where his remains will lie and am thankful for all of them because of Dad and our mother and I trust he is with them now.

One thing on which all of my brother’s and I agree was that our father was the finest man we’ve ever known or hope to know. His example of selfless service is actually incredible and almost overwhelming. I often wondered about the source of his boundless energy. Even in these final years of life I found it almost impossible to keep up with him and his desire to go and do.

It was as if the county, the community, this Church and the University would all cease to exist if he didn’t get to that one last meeting or event.

He never tired of it and his love for this place and it’s people never faltered until he eventually no longer had the strength in his legs to get up and go. Once that happened he felt he had completed this great life he led. He could not and would not live on if he could not be out there with the people and places he loved - to serve.

Our father moved on from this life much as he lived it. He decided what needed to be done and he did it with love and good will to all.
This community and church have lost a great friend and servant.
And we will miss a wonderful father and friend but he left us together to gather the strength to go from one another.


Daisy and Nora Bozeman - Concord TN

The Choto Masonic Lodge was originally the school house attended by Harrison Newton, Clara, and Daisy Bozeman from 1882 thru 1900 when John Samuel and Cynthia Ann Mann Bozeman moved from Pickens County GA to Concord (now Farragut) Tennessee. In 1900 they moved to Baxter Avenue in Knoxville, TN.

The Historical Marker for the Masonic Cemetery adjacent to the Masonic Lodge and old school house. The small tower on the far left in front of the magnolia tree is the marker for Nora and Daisy Bozeman

Daisy Bozeman was born in Picken's Co Ga and was buried in Concord TN next to her sister Nora in 1903.

Nora Bozeman was born in Concord TN in Nov 1884 and died at 15 years of age in Jan 1889.

They were descendants of James and Martha Bozeman, Amos and Nancy Tarbutton Bozeman
and Silas Newton and Louisa (Eliza) Parrish Bozeman through:

John Samuel Bozeman + Cynthia Ann Mann

║ b 1-13-1860 GA b March 1859 GA

║ pg -- children 8

║ d 1-3-1922 Knoxville, TN d 5-5-1917 Knoxville Tn

║ both br. Greenwood Cem Knoxville, Tn (photos on file)

║ He worked for GA Marble Co, and Blue Ridge Marble Co.

║ After Harrison was born family went to AL for a year returning

║ to GA.

║ After the birth of Daisy the family moved to the Concord

║ area of West Knoxville, TN and eventually to 311 Baxter Ave

║ in the Happy Holler area of North Knoxville, TN.

║ 1880 census Pickens County, GA - they are Samuel & Scynthann260

║ 1880 census Persimmon Tree, Pickesns Co, GA it shows her as

║ Scynthia age 21 (b ca 1859) GA

║ ca 1880 they went to Al for about year returning to GA before

║ moving to TN.in 1882/3

╠═ Harrison Newton Bozeman + Fannie Mae Simpson

║ b 7-30-1878 Picken’s Co. GA b 11-20-1881

║ pg --- m 6-26-1900 Knox Co, TN children 3

║ d 12-25-1960 Knoxville, Tn d 3-25-1965 Knoxville Tn

║ both buried at Greenwood Cem Knoxville TN.

╠═ Clarissa (Clara) Bozeman + Walter Harris

║ b 6-20-1880 Pickens Co. Ga b 1-21-1873

║ children none

║ d 5-17-1943 Knoxville,TN. d 2-11-1943 Knoxville,TN.

║ both br. Greenwood Cem Knoxville, Tn

║ Lived at 933 Chickamauga Ave Knoxville, TN active in Lincoln

║ Park Baptist Church.

╠═ Daisy Bozeman + John A. Goode

║ b 8-5-1882 Pickens Co, GA

║ m 4-16-1900 Knox Co, TN

║ d 6-5-1903

║ br Masonic Cem, Concord, TN

║ daughter Alberta Goode Dougherty Neilson

║ b 2-22-1901 d 5-8-1968 br. Greenwood Cem Knoxville TN

╠═ Nora Bozeman died at age 15

║ b 10-22-1884 Concord Tn

║ d 1-2-1899 Concord TN

║ br Masonic Cem Concord, TN

╠═ Minnie May Bozeman + George Edward Repass

║ b 9-20-1886 Concord, TN1504 b 2-26-1878 Boyd Co KY

║ m 5-24-19081504 Knoxville, TN

║ children 3: Gladys; George Herbert and Ed

║ d 11-15-1976 Birmingham AL. d 10-24-1957 Boston, MA.

║ both br Greenwood Cem Knoxville, TN.

╠═ James Walter (Buster) Bozeman + Sue Cane

║ b 11-10-1889 b

║ d ca 1979 d Jan 2005

║ m daughter Dorothy Jean1504

║ mil US Navy

║ He built a drydock and shipyard in Portsmouth, VA.

╠═ Charley Prince Bozeman + Gertrude Day

║ b 12-21-1891

║ m 1918

║ d br in Nashville TN.

╚═ Artie Claude Bozeman + Mary Ely Arnwine

b 1-17-1894 Knoxville,TN b 10-20-1892

pg --- m 11-14-1914 age 20 children 3

d 8-19-1985 Knoxville,TN d 4-18-1989 Knoxville, Tn.

both br Lynnhurst Cem, Knox Co, TN

City Smoke inspector for Knoxville, TN.

Active Deacon at Broadway Baptist Church Knoxville, TN

Mason & Shriner


ROBERT HENRY TEER JR. - 1937 - 2005

This Picture of Henry was taken at a Family Reunion in April 2004

It was copied from this picture provided by Henry's 1st Cousin Tom Bozeman

Henry Teer was the link that provided the incentive for my interest in Bozeman Genealogy. He corresponded often with my grand aunt Minnie Bozeman Repass. I suspect that Henry is now privy to the mysteries of our ancestry that we the living have yet to unravel. Henry will be remembered by many as the man who provided "Sketches of the Bozeman Family" launching many of us on the path to discovery of who we are in terms of our ancestry. We owe him a debt of gratitude and loving memory. Thank you Henry. You will be missed.

Robert Henry Teer, Jr, loving husband and devoted father, went to be with
the Lord on May 7, 2005. Henry was born April 11, 1937 to Robert Henry
Teer, Sr. and Chellie Ann Bozeman Teer in Mexia, TX. He was preceded in
death by his father. Henry is survived by his wife of 46 years, LaRue
Pendley Teer, daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Jim Thomason of Bedford,
Dana and Randy Allen of Cleburne, Karen and Paul Jordan of Irving; son and
daughter-in-law, David and Neisha Teer of Houston; grandchildren, Jimmy,
April & Amber Thomason, Sarah, Katie & Rachel Allen, Jennifer & Janae
Taylor, Meliya Teer; mother, Chellie Teer of Fairfield; brother Michael
Teer of Grand Prairie; sister Barbara Teer Barnes of Meadows Place.
Henry graduated from Hardin-Simmons University in 1959 and went on to serve
as an officer in the Army for 6 years, including 1 year in Vietnam for which
he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 18 Oak
clusters, Navy unit commendation ribbon and numerous other honors. After
his service in the Army, he fulfilled his lifelong dream of soaring the
skies as a pilot with Braniff International for 26 years. After retiring
from being a pilot, he joined the FAA where he worked as an Aviation Safety


Pickens County Georgia December 5 2004

Go to
and type in Marblehill GA. to get a map of the area.

Sunrise over Pickens County Georgia December 5, 2004

Conn's Creek Baptist Church holds services the 2nd and 5th Sundays each month. It is about 3 miles south of Four Mile Baptist which holds services on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month.

Judge Charles Howard Bozeman, David Bozeman and Dr. Charles H. Bozeman II at the old church at Conn's Creek "constituted" in 1847. This is directly across from the entrance of the newer building above.

Four Mile Baptist Church seen from the cemetery across the road.
There are dozens of Darbys, Ingrams, and Bozemans and other relatives buried here.

John K. Bozeman's marker at Four Mile Baptist Church
John K. married Sara C. Darby. He was the third son of Amos and Nancy Tarbutton Bozeman.

We met our cousin Lindsay Petty during the Sunday service at Four Mile Baptist Church. Lindsay is the great x 3 grandson of John K. Bozeman who was the elder brother of Silas Newton Bozeman who is my great-great grandfather and fourth son of Amos and Nancy Tarbutton Bozeman.

Rebecca Beede Bozeman Ingram is the daughter of Amos and Nancy Tarbutton Bozeman.
There are many unreadable markers at Four Mile Baptist Church. We are trying to arrange to read the old minutes of Four Mile Church to determine if any information therein leads us to which graves belong to Amos and Nancy Tarbutton Bozeman and Silas Newton & Eliza Parris(h) Bozeman.

The sign at Four Mile Baptist constituted in 1850

The sign at Bozeman Lane possibly named for Tillman Bozeman who had a store nearby.
Tillman was a descendant of Amos and Nancy Tarbutton Bozeman

Tombstone of Henry Bluet Bozeman located at Refuge Baptist Church just west of Tate GA.

Barry Bozeman author of the website with cousin Dr. Charles Ingram who is the author of the Bozeman Families History.

If anyone would like to see any of the rest of the pictures from this trip please leave a comment in the "Comments" just below this line with your e-mail address and I will send you a link to the photo album on Snapfish. There are pictures of many of the descendants of Amos and Nancy's tombstones in Four Mile, Refuge, and Cool Springs cemetaries in Pickens County Georgia.


Bozeman Montana

This Historical Marker is 18 Miles East of Bozeman

This Historical Marker is 100 miles SE of Bozeman between Roscoe and Absaroka

Bozeman Tombstone Text: In Memory of John M. Bozeman Aged 32 years Killed by Blackfeet Indians on the Yellowstone April 18 1868
He was a native of Georgia. He was one of the first settlers of Bozeman and from whom the town takes it's name

Allison Bozeman Lawhon and Barry Bozeman at Bozeman Tombstone

The Bozeman Tombstone is seen on the far right in the Story Family Plot

The Tombstone is also for W S McKmvzee aged 85 from Georgia "a friend"

Bozeman picture and watch in Museum of the Rockies Exhibit

Bozeman revolver and powder horn

Text (including wrong birthdate) in museum exhibit

"The Death of John M. Bozeman" Painting

Painting description in museum exhibit

Judge Charles Howard Bozeman and Allison Bozeman Lawhon at The Bozeman Hotel

The Bozeman - stained glass window

Bozeman Opera House stained glass at the Museum of the Rockies

Bozeman Comes of Age plack on Main Street in Bozeman MT.

The C. Howard & Barbara Bozeman Family on Main Street

Judge C. Howard Bozeman and Allison on Main Street

Each street lamp on Main Street has flowers and this banner.


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In case you are wondering about the Jimmie Rodgers Book and references:
Jimmie Rodgers mother was Eliza Bozeman and Jimmie was raised by Aunt Dora Bozeman and greatly influenced by two Bozeman cousins "Rowdy and Rawl"


Happy Birthday Allison Bozeman Lawhon

A very happy birthday wish for my wonderful daughter Allison
shown here in the Spring of 1975 with her mother Susan, Uncle Sam, and Me.

Born the first day of Spring in 1975 she brought flowers and sunshine into our lives.