I've found a record online which shows that James Boze enlisted at Thomasville on Feb 25, 1862 as a Private in Co. D, 4th Inf. Reg. Mo., at about the age of 56. There is a record of his death, too, on Jun 3, 1862 in Okalona, Chickasaw County, Mississippi. I found both of those records through a brief subscription to ancestry.com.
James and his brother Richard served in Captain Campbell's Company, Tennessee Militia, Florida War (2nd Seminole War). (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnsmith/oldpics/seminolewar_smithco.htm) Richard Boze was the warrantee on two different land patents for bounty lands in Oregon County as a result of that service. This, of course, was Uncle Dickey Boles, who Monks spoke of in his "History".
Richard Boze had several land patents issued for land along Eleven Point River at the mouth of Spring Creek. I've wondered if this was the older Richard of if it was Devil Dick Boze. The land was located just downstream from land held by Margaret "Peggy" Huddleston, Devil Dick's mother-in-law. My understanding is that Devil Dick was killed when leaving a dance at "the widow Huddleston's" in Peggy Hollow, sometimes referred to as Bone Hollow, Huddleston Hollow, or Boze Hollow.
Something interesting to me, and probably just a coincidence, is that Louisa Baker, Levi's future wife, was born in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, the same county where James died. I think it surely is just a coincidence because Louisa's brother, John W. Baker, died in Lawrence Co., MO, just south of Dade Co., in 1862. Levi and Louisa were married in Lawrence Co. in 1871 and were still there for the 1880 census.
Anyway, I have a photo that I think is of Levi Boze but I'm not positive. It is of an old man with a gaunt face and a long beard. He's holding a cane in his left hand. I'd be interested to know if anyone else has a copy of the same photo.
- Levi Boze
-- Kinnie Boze
--- Maude (Boze) Harper
---- Joie (Harper) Hackworth
----- Keith Hackworth
------ Allen Hackworth (Me)