Biography of Lewis Bozarth
From HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY
W. H. Beers [Chicago, 1883]
LEWIS BOZARTH, farmer, P.O. South Solon, was born in Stokes Township, Madison County, Ohio, March 20, 1829, and is a son of Lot and Nancy (Ray) Bozarth. Mr. Bozarth was born in Virginia, and Mrs. Bozarth in Maryland. He was one of the earliest settlers of Madison County, having emigrated to Ohio when he was very young. Lewis was twenty years of age, when he began farming for himself, as a renter. thus he continued for one year, then went to McLean County, Ill., where he remained for seventeen years, farming and trading in cattle. He then moved back to Ohio, and settled in Madison County, on the farm where he now resides, and has been engaged in farming and trading ever since. He was united in marriage with Rosana Moon in September, 1849. She was born in Ohio April 29, 1831, and to them have bene born six children, of whom four survive — John L., Jennie, Mary and Laura Belle. mr. and Mrs. Bozarth are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and reside on a farm that is well adapted to the raising of grain and stock.
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