I am desperate and have spent hundreds of hours looking for my grandfather.Born 1825 per 1900 census and 1835 per 1880 census. There is a 10 year descrepensy here. Born in or around Montgomery.Counties I heard mentioned were, Clay, Cherokee, and Barbour.
My great Grandfather's wife was named Elizabeth Talley according to my father but he could not recall if his name was Walter Bozeman or George Bozeman - he said they just called him Bozeman or Boze.I am thinking perhaps Bozeman was a nickname.I know he fought in the civil war.
His sons were Monroe, Mack Fadden, Delanden and Johnnie.Girls were named Fora, Lacey, Ida, Alma, Lourrine and Alice.
My Dad said he remembered his father Walter Monroe Dawkins saying that the Dawkins family had come from South Carolina.