Pickens County Georgia December 5 2004

The UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS played AUBURN UNIVERSITY in the 2004 SEC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME in Atlanta, GA. - Judge C. Howard Bozeman and 3 of 4 sons took the opportunity to explore the sites I located near the Pickens - Cherokee Co. line to see the area where Amos and Nancy and Silas Newton and Eliza Bozeman lived from the 1830's onward.

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

The Four Mile Baptist Church had services every other Sunday while the Conn's Creek Baptist the alternate Sundays. Many of the members were employed by the marble quarry at Marble Hill. These were not slave holding plantation owners but all of the sons and sons-in-law of Amos and Nancy Tarbutton Bozeman were part of the Confederate Army and spent the war in grey. Amazingly not one was killed or seriously wounded.
Following the end of the war, one of the enforcers left in charge of the area had taken a plow belonging to Silas Newton a man named Arwood. Silas Newton saw him with the plow and while attempting to retrieve his property was killed with a pitchfork. 
Silas Newtons son Samuel Bozeman & wife Cynthia Mann Bozeman left for Concord, TN with son Harrison Newton and eventually had 4 sons and 4 daughters. The youngest of which Artie Claude was my Grandfather.

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 and Eliza Parrish 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.

Doctor Ingrams dedication to the research on BOZEMAN FAMILY HISTORY has been an inspiration. He can be contacted through our Facebook Group where you can find many documents he produced with detailed information on the Bozeman Family Name.

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.



JUNE 12, 2004 - 60th Anniversary of the marriage of Judge C. Howard Bozeman to Barbara Newman Bozeman celebrated by 4 sons & grandchildren & their families. A 2 week excursion by air to Denver CO and by vehicle to Bozeman Montana, Yellowstone/Grand Tetons, and the Chief Joseph Highway along the route of THE BLOODY BOZEMAN TRAIL. 

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 (Evidence now disputes the cause of death attributing it to his partner - not the Blackfeet.) John M. Bozeman left Cherokee Co GA prior to the Civil War to search for his father who (unbeknownst to John M. had died aboard ship) headed for the 49er gold rush in California.
John M. Bozeman was grandson of Amos and Nancy Tarbutton Bozeman who were living in Cherokee Co Georgia in the 1830's following the removal of the Cherokee during the TRAIL OF TEARS. John M. became a wagon master leading wagon trains through the Powder River area of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Sheridan and into the gold fields of Gallatin MT and 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

BOZEMAN MONTANA is a beautiful town in a picturesque area filled with art galleries and shops with intereting restaurants like many towns that grow up around universities.

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 and Barbara Bozeman Family 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.


A Post from your Host

In case you are wondering who to blame for this blog:

On Nov. 1, 2003 I gave away the beautiful bride, my wonderful daughter Allison, to a great groom, her husband Ben Lawhon, during the "PERFECT" wedding.
It was 75 degrees without a cloud in the sky over Cashiers, NC.

My brothers and our parents:

David, Dr. Charlie, Judge Howard & Barbara, Dr. Sam, & I

My Bozeman Line goes like this
Father Charles Howard (b. 1918) Knoxville, TN. and Mother Barbara Ann Newman Bozeman
Grandfather Artie Claude (b. 1896 Knoxville, TN) and grandmother Mary Ely Arnwine
This is Art sitting on the table with the cat with brothers Charley Prince and Walter (Buster)
We still have the table and possibly the cat in it's 9th life.
Four Sons of John Samuel and Cynthia
Art, Harrison, Charlie Prince and Buster

Fannie and Harrison

Buster, Artie Claude, Minnie, Charley Prince and Harrison

Sam Bozeman Obit 

Great-grandfather John Samuel (b. 1860 in Cherokee Co. GA.) and Cynthia Ann Mann
his father Silas Newton (b. 1836 in Cherokee Co.) and Eliza Parrish

We have no pictures of John Samuel or Silas Newton, but this is a picture of Silas brother John K.

Silas Newton was a son of Amos (b. 1799 NC or SC) and Nancy Tarbutton Bozeman

Amos said that his father was Samuel and his mother Rachel. DNA testing indicates that Amos descended from James (b. 1720) and Martha Bozeman of Edgecomb Co NC.

Silas Newton and Eliza Parrish Bozeman's eldest son was John Samuel Bozeman

John Samuel Bozeman in front with George Edward Repass driver

John Samuel top of wall on right with Brookside Mill crew 
near Baxter Ave and Central Ave in Happy Holler - Knoxville, TN 

Cynthia Ann Mann with Son Harrison and 4 daughters
Clarissa, Nora, Daisy and Minnie

John Samuel Bozeman 

On Mother's side of the family
Barbara Ann Newman Bozeman's father was Russell Austin Newman (b. 1894) pictured here on the lap of father Robert Sneed Newman (b. 1854)

Barbara's mother's maternal grandparents were Dr. Elbert Cicero (b. 1851) and Missouri Hazeltine Wood Lay

His parents were Jasper (b. 1829) and Hester Ann Leach Lay (Hester was part Cherokee Indian)

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