Do you have any birth or death dates for your Bozell line ? Any
Hale's or Armor, Armer's in that line? There are some early
Bussell/Busselle's in Lucas Co., 1860 and 1870 census. In the 1870
census for Otter Creek, Lucas Co., IA there are two heads of family
named James Bussell [b. abt 1828, TN] with wife Jane Armor/Armer [b.
abt 1839, NY] and Wiliiam W. Bussell/Busselle [b. abt 1831, Indiana]
with wife Anna [b. 1831, Illinois] and their family [ages 1-9, all b.
IA]. Harris Rowland, 16, b. abt 1854 in Illinois was living with
Wm. W. in the 1870 census. David Holmes Rowland link to my John Davis
[b. 1809] & Sarah Threlkeld [b. 1822] line: David m. Keziah Lucinda
Davis, dau. of John & his first wf, Sarah Jones. [ *** Keziah and her
two siblings, Austin and Leah were all born at Bartholomew Co.,
Indiana ... where your Sarah Jayne Bozell m. John
Buried at Row 15 N-S, LaGrange Cemetery, Cedar Twp., Lucas
Co., IA, near the Monroe County, IA county line are:
Malinda ___? Lockridge, d. June 8, 1906 @ 83y 11m 11d, b. abt 1824
next to J. D. Lockridge, May 8, 1818 - May 5, 1902. Next to him
are buried Thomas A. who d. Jan. 17, 1880 @ 20y 29d and next to
him. Charles P. Lockridge, sn of J.D. and M. d. Sept, 29, 1872 @
5y 10m. [p. 20 Lucas Co. Cemetery Records, publ by LCGS]
I wonder if the Busselle and Boozell names are linked??
There is a Boozell line written about in the 1978 History of Lucas
Co., IA book and in the Heritage 2000 book. Phonetically they could
sound the same, one would think.? Are they one in the same family
?? Is Michael Boozell, b. abt 1831, a brother to James S. and Wm W.
Lucas Co. is one county west from the Bozell's in Wapello Co.
and is on the frequently traveled road through Monroe Co.
As for James and Jane Busselle: Jane Armer is dau. of Rev. John
Armor and his wf Jane [Jane seen as Tamson A, age19 v. 29 in 1860
census, same place] . In 1870 census, Mrs. Armer, age 56, b.
Ireland, was living with dau. Sarah, 18, b. NY. between James &
Jane Bussell and William W. & Anna Bussell, in Otter Creek Twp.,
Lucas Co., IA. She was not there in 1860. Her husband, the Rev.
Armor was the minister at the Norwood United Brethren Church at
Norwood, Lucas Co., IA, in the 1860's, to quote: "A minister during
this period was Rev. John Armor who became a chaplain in the Union
Army and was killed under Sherman. His daughter, Jane, married James
Busselle [sic]." p. 131 History of Lucas Co., IA. Members of the
church included the Elmer Curtis family. Not sure if/how Elmer was
related to my William Thomas Curtis, b. 1845, Zanesville, Belmont
Co., Ohio. The Elmer Curtis family attended church with the
Busselle's and the Armor's.
Descendants of Michael Boozell
23 Michael Boozell
.... +Maria _____
.. 24 Irvin Boozell
...... 25 Gideon Michael Boozell 1884 - 1945
............ +Zora Belle Miller 1884 -
........... 26 Ruth Boozell 1912 - 1999
................. +Clyde Jennings 1914 - 1996
............... 27 dau. Jennings
..................... +_____ Husmann
........... 26 Raymond Boozell
........... 26 Dean Boozell 1918 -
................. +Susie M. _____ 1919 - 1967
............... 27 Richard Boozell
.................... 28 Curtis Boozell
........................ 29 Travis Boozell
........... 26 George Homer Boozell
........... 26 Neva Mary Boozell
................. +Leland Adams
.. 24 John Jacob Boozell 1865 - 1946
........ +Melissa Jane Hale 1881 - 1958
...... 25 Pearl M. Boozell 1900 - 1985
............ +Harley Sims 1899 -
........... 26 Hobart Sims
................. +Mary _____
...... 25 Lillie M. Boozell 1901 - 1921
...... 25 Earl L. Boozell 1904 - 1924
...... 25 John H. Boozell 1910 - 1978
...... 25 George W. Boozell 1915 - 1929
Heritage 2000, p. 124: [Lucas Co. History, publ by LCGS]]
"John Davis came from Warren Co., Illinois, with the Threlkeld
cousins in 1855 to Lucas County to near the tow of Russell. John
Davis gave the land where the Ragtown School was built. From John
Davis to now includes eight generations which hve lived within two and
one-half miles of each other over a span of 145 years: 1. John Davis,
2, Austin Davis [son of John Davis], 3. Hattie [Davis] Miller
[daughter of Austin Davis, 4. Zora [Miller] Boozell [daughter of
Hattie Miller, 5.Dean Boozell [son of Zora Boozell], 6. Richard
Boozell [son of Dean Boozell], 7. Curtis Boozell [son of Richard
Boozell], and 8. Travis Boozell [son of Curtis Boozell].
Heritage 2000, p. 125:
" John Jacob Boozell, son of Michael and Maria Boozell, was born in
Fulton County, Illinois, on December 17, 1865, and died at his home in
Russell, Iowa, on July 23, 1946. He married Melissa Jane Hale,
daughter of Douglas and Lucy Bougher Hale, on January 26, 1899, near
Coal Glen. She died at Baker Nursing Home in Charition, Iowa, on
August 1, 1958.
article continues with specific dates and names of children, then:
" The family lived and farmed in Lucas County all their married
lives, with the exception of three years ***which were spent in South
Dakota and Oklahoma. The grandchildren remember Grandma Boozell
telling about going to the Oklahoma territory and how the Indians
would come to the back of the wagon wanting food." ...
Submitted by Hobart and Mary Sims.
*** John J. Boozell, b. abt 1868, Illinois is in the 1900 Census for
Goodwin, Deuel, South Dakota. His parents were b. PA per the census
report. Living with him were Melicy [Melissa Hale Boozell ] and
Pearly M. Boozell b. Feb. 4, 1900, dau.
Seemingly unrelated, in 1907, there was one Bozell that m. in Lucas
"Subject: [IALUCAS] MARRIAGE LICENSES - 17 Jan 1907
Date: 16:53:14 22.11.2004
From: Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert <iggy29(a)rnetinc.net>
The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, January 17, 1907
A.J. COX, 21 to OLIVE MAY BOZELL, 23."
Let me know if we are on the right track or not. You will need to
see possibilities within the dates listed here and compare to your
Mary Beth in Wisconsin