From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 397, Big Creek Township, White County, Indiana
"WILLIAM BOZE was born in this township February 25, 1841, and he is the eldest of ten children born to GEORGE and SARAH (CONWELL) BOZE, named as follows: WILLIAM, PHILIP, HEZEKIAH, MARY, MARGARET, HENRY, ELIZABETH, STEPHEN, JAMES and WILLIE. The father was born in Western Ohio in 1813, was a farmer, and died in this township in May, 1866. WILLIAM was born about three miles south of his present place, on which he settled shortly after his marriage. In October, 1861, he enlisted in the Forty-sixth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, took part in many skirmishes and minor engagements, and acted as a marine for many months on the flotilla which was endeavoring to open up the Mississippi River. He also took part in the defense of a battery at Riddle's Point, Missouri. December 21, 1865, he married MARGARET COLLINS, who bore him two children - CLARA and GEORGE - and died in February, 1872. November 27, 1873, he married LAURA E. BLADES, who has given birth to three children - SARAH, WILLIAM (deceased), and JAMES. In November, 1870, he was elected Township Trustee and for four years discharged the duties of the office most efficiently and satisfactorily. He is the oldest native born male citizen now residing in the township, and he enjoys the respect of all his neighbors. He lives seven miles north of Monticello on his well tilled farm, which gives every indication of being cared for with skill and thrift."