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



(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


About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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