Private Jesse/Jessie Dee “Dock” Bozarth
K Company

 

He enlisted on the 15 September 1862 at Sparta, TN.

 

Was captured at Franklin, TN, on the 18 December 18/64, he had been shot through the left hip and disabled so that he could not stand. Forwarded to Louisville, IL, 11 January 1865 and was then sent to Camp Chase, OH. He was sent to Point Lookout, MD, for exchange 17 February 1865.

 

He took the oath on the 1 June 1865.

 

Born on the 11 January 1845 in DeKalb Co, TN. He was the son of Levi Jr and Sarah (Walker) Bozarth.

 

Married Sarah Robinson on 1 or 19 August 1867. She was born 9 October 1846 in DeKalb Co, TN, and died 12 October 1924 in DeKalb Co, TN. She was the daughter of William and Zilpha (Burton) Robinson. They had four children: Henry L., Nathan Brown, Jesse Dee Jr and Andrew Jackson Bozarth. The youngest son Andrew Jackson was deaf and dumb.

 

He filed for a pension #11922 filed dated 7 April 1910 in Silver Point, DeKalb Co, TN. Application accepted.

 

Widow's pension #7104 filed 8 January 1919 rejected as they didn't consider her indigent. (She had a letter in her file from someone stating her application is fraudulent.)

 

He had a job on a river barge along the Cumberland River in Nashville, TN, hence his nickname "Dock".

 

He died 6 November 1918 in DeKalb Co, TN. They are both buried in the Anderson Cemetery, Johnson's Chapel Road, about 1 mile North of Johnson's Chapel Church, DeKalb Co, TN.

 


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