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John Marion Bozeman
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- Jamie Willow
 Added: Dec. 9, 2014

- Old Coot
 Added: Oct. 23, 2014

- TheMysterian
 Added: Apr. 20, 2014

- Kat
 Added: Apr. 19, 2014
John did not leave GA until 1860 or 1861; his last child with wife Lucinda was daughter Martha Catherine who was born in December 1860. Based on his date of death and the age of his death, he was born in 1834. (His father had died at sea in 1849, on his way to the gold fields of California.)The following is research compiled over many years by the Bozeman family researchers:In 1861, when he was 24, John first went to Denver, CO. He outfitted for the Florence mines, along the Salmon River in ID. He want from there to Hellgate, near Missoula MT, and from there to Pioneer Gulch on Gold Creek, where he mined for a short time. He also mined at Emigrant Gulch near Deer Lodge, MT. In the spring of 1862 he went to the Gallatin valley of Montana. In January 1863, he laid off the town site which would become known as Bozeman, Montana. In the spring of '63 he went to Omaha, Nebraska, over what became known as 'the Bozeman Route' (or The Bozeman Trail), to solicit immigrants. A wagon train of travelers was secured and they began their trek, but were attacked by Sioux Indians about 150 miles out. All were driven back save Bozeman and 16 men. Bozeman and the remaining men traveled over Landers Cut-off in the Bear River Mtns., up the Snake River, to Virginia City MT in July 1863. In December 1863, Bozeman went to Salt Lake City UT, then back to Omaha. He waited there until the spring of '64 when he started back from the North Platte river as captain of a large wagon train bound for Montana over The Bozeman Trail. He turned off at the 'John Richards Bridge', reaching Bozeman in the Gallatin Valley on the night of 27 Jul 1864. He remained in Bozeman until the winter of '64, when he went down Three Forks, arriving at Virginia City. He returned in '65 escorting yet another wagon train to Bozeman. In the summer of '66 he ran a ferry boat on the Yellowstone River at what is now Livingston MT. Later, he entered the mercantile business and farmed. In 1867, he formed a company and started across the country to Fort Smith in order to make a flour contract for the people of Bozeman, and also to explore the country seeking to establish new settlements and procure government contracts. In the spring of 1867, he was heading for Ft. Smith (with Tom Coover or Cover, his partner in the flour business), about 12 miles east of Livingston, [along the Yellowstone River] when he saw a group of Indians approaching. At first he thought them to be friendly, as he was well-acquainted with and on good terms with most of the neighboring tribes. However, they were Blackfeet, one of the most hostile tribes, disguised as Sioux. Before he could react, they shot him. He died on 18 Apr 1867. His name lives on, as Bozeman MT is a thriving community. The pass leading to the valley is known as the Bozeman Pass, and the small river which flows through the town bears his name. It sits atop the Continental Divide.He was buried where he fell; however, about 3 years later, in 1870, his remains were brought to Bozeman, and interred in the cemetery there.In June of 1926, a citizens' group which was under the joint direction of Bozeman's Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, and Chamber of Commerce, erected a monument commemorating his memory at Pioneer Triangle in Bozeman. The Montana Society of Pioneers also purchased the site at Livingston where Bozeman was killed, and placed curbing around it.
- Irene Wheeler Merrill
 Added: Mar. 4, 2014

- j. celander
 Added: Oct. 25, 2013

 Added: May. 16, 2013
John Bozeman married Lorinda Catherine Ingram in Georgia and they had three little girls Nancy Delilah, Malinda Jane, and Mary. The wife and daughters he left behind in Georgia endured the Civil War on their own. He was never forgotten and his daughters lived to raise families of their own. He was loved and missed very much in Georgia.
- Lk Lentz
 Added: May. 5, 2013

- Aunt Bee on the porch in Mayberry
 Added: Mar. 21, 2013
Pioneer Man...wagons ho!
- Aunt Bee on the porch in Mayberry
 Added: Mar. 21, 2013

- Mike Lentz
 Added: Mar. 9, 2013

- Tracey Reid
 Added: Apr. 20, 2012
I light a candle for John Marion Bozeman ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012

- James Ferrell
 Added: Oct. 1, 2011

- CK3
 Added: Jul. 22, 2011

- Kat
 Added: Apr. 20, 2011
Sleep Peacefully.
- JustME.❤ ( Mellie )
 Added: Feb. 27, 2011

- 2kjmom
 Added: Apr. 20, 2010

- lisa greenman
 Added: Apr. 18, 2010

- James Stalcup
 Added: Feb. 17, 2010
Dear Mr. Bozeman;You would be so proud Bozeman MT. today. It has gotten big and beautiful. You were right when you said this is going to be the best place to live. RIP sir.
- Becky; Butte Montana
 Added: Feb. 14, 2010

- Sarah Gruwell
 Added: Dec. 14, 2009
- S.P.
 Added: Jul. 18, 2009

- Anne
 Added: Jun. 24, 2009

- Sharon
 Added: Apr. 20, 2009

- 2kjmom
 Added: Apr. 20, 2009

- psychedelicsam
 Added: Apr. 10, 2009

- Lynne Maschefzky
 Added: Sep. 22, 2008

- PaulineNozerosBabyGirl
 Added: Jul. 12, 2008

- anny
 Added: May. 9, 2008

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Apr. 20, 2008

- Lover of Life
 Added: Jan. 13, 2008

- dar
 Added: Nov. 18, 2007

- anny
 Added: Oct. 5, 2007

- Milou
 Added: Apr. 20, 2007

- 2kjmom
 Added: Apr. 20, 2007

- arianna
 Added: Oct. 27, 2006
Rest in peace
- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: Oct. 23, 2006

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Sep. 7, 2006
Your town (namesake) is a really, really nice place. RIP.
- Eliara
 Added: Apr. 20, 2006
Rest in peace !
- J. Bruce Fox
 Added: Feb. 14, 2006
- quebecoise
 Added: Feb. 7, 2006
RIP a native Georgian
- thomas
 Added: Jan. 11, 2006

- Rich Fedoush
 Added: Oct. 30, 2005

- Leah
 Added: Aug. 26, 2005
Rest in peace.
- Joyce {GW}
 Added: Aug. 5, 2005

- C
 Added: Jun. 2, 2005
I lived in Bozeman for seven years and hated it. Rest in eternal peace and happiness.
- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: Apr. 20, 2005
Bozeman is a wonderful town! I hope to go there again one day.
- Eliara
 Added: Apr. 20, 2005
Rest In Peace John
- PaulineNozerosBabyGirl
 Added: Nov. 24, 2004
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