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BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Nathan Bozeman (March 26, 1825 – 1861)

DR. NATHAN BOZEMAN

BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY

(March 26, 1825 – 1861)

Louisiana, New York, Georgia, Butler, Montgomery, and Coosa Counties, Alabama.

(Excerpt from History of Coosa County: by the Rev. George Evans Brewer, 1887)

Among the men of Coosa who rose to distinction must be numbered Dr. Nathan Bozeman. He was a son of Nathan D. Bozeman, who in the first settlement of the country was just above Nixburg, and in a short time moved about as far below on the Sockapatoy road. There were two brothers older, Col. Nathaniel Bozeman of Arkansas, and David W. of Coosa.

One sister married Col. M, L. Bulger, another John D. Letcher, another Jasper McKinney, and another James Jordan. Nathan read medicine under Dr. James Kelly, the teacher of so many young physicians. He was not thought promising in the outset, but diligently applied himself, having special taste for surgery. He practiced several years in Coosa, and then located in Montgomery. Here he developed his talent as a surgeon, especially in female diseases, and made considerable reputation.

In 1859 he went to New Orleans and so added to his reputation as that it had become almost national. In 1866 he went to New York, and in a short while was the most widely known surgeon in the United States, and his reputation extended into Europe, so that at one time there was perhaps not a surgeon in the world more widely known. He became wealthy, and retired from practice. There was a good deal said at one time of his marrying the widow of Commodore Vanderbilt. His family were Baptists, but the writer does not know that he was.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION on Dr. Nathan Bozeman can be found at FINDAGRAVE.COM/ MEMORIAL 97340543

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