Holt County, MO Biography
Esq. ROZELL, justice of the peace of Clay township, was born
in Ross Co., Ohio on April 29, 1837. His grandfather was a native
of France and his father an early settler of Ohio. Esq. ROZELL
was raised in Ross Co., Ohio, educated in the common schools of
the area, and for one year attended a seminary at Danville, Ill.
At age 18, he commenced teaching school and followed that profession
several years. In Sept., 1860, he married Mary ROSS of Ross Co.,
Ohio. In May, 1861 he enlisted in the 63rd Ohio regiment. On Oct.
4, 1863, he was wounded at the battle of Corinth, after which
he was discharged and returned to Ohio. In the spring of 1864,
he enlisted in the 149th Ohio regiment, served in Virginia in
the Army of the Potomac, was captured in Oct., 1864 in Shenandoah
Valley, and for several weeks was held prisoner in Libby Prison,
Richmond. He rose in ranks from private when he enlisted in the
63rd Ohio, was made sergeant in the 63rd upon organization of
his company, and was major of the 149th Ohio regiment. In 1870
he came to Mo. and in 1871 settled in Holt Co. at his present
residence in Clay township. In 1874 he was elected justice of
the peace. He has always been a Republican.