W. E. Bozeman biography

DEACON W. E. BOZEMAN. This dear brother is a cousin of Hon. J. M. McKenney, of Milam county; was born in Loundes [Lowndes] county, Ala., March 23, 1841; was raised in Coosa county. He volunteered in the first company that left Coosa county for the Confederate service. He spent four years in the war, mostly in Virginia, and much of the time under “Stonewall” Jackson. He was wounded in the battle of Cedar Creek, October 19, 1864, and obtained a furlough and was never again in the army. On December 29, 1864, he was married to Miss Sallie A. Pilant [Pylant], a lady of culture, and one who for more than 30 years has been a true help-mate to her husband.

Bro. Bozeman moved to Texas in 1866, and lived one years in Red River county. In 1868 he settled in Milam county, near Caddo church, where he has ever since lived.

In 1870 he was converted, and the next year was baptized into the fellowship of Caddo by Pastor A. E. Vandivere. His membership remains there till this day. In 1872, W. E. Bozeman and J. W. Killen were ordained to the deaconship by Elders A. E. Vandivere and W. J. Glazener. In all her joys and sorrows, right days and dark hours, Bro. B. has never ceased to be a faithful supporter of his church, nor has he lost faith in her ultimate triumph. For many years he has been superintendent of the Caddo Sunday School.

Sister Bozeman, his noble wife, was born in Coosa county, Ala. She was converted in early life, and was the instrument in God’s hand in leading her husband to Christ. They have a happy family of six bright girls, all church members but the youngest. As in the past my God continue to bless them.

Brother Bozeman has long been one of the honored vice presidents of the mission board of Waco Association.

Source: J. L. Walker and C. P. Lumpkin, History of the Waco Baptist Association of Texas (Waco: Byrne-Hill Printing House, 1897), pp. 243-244.