James Harvey Cozad

25 March 1847–10 June 1902 (Age 55)
West Lebanon, Pike Township, Warren, Indiana, United States

The Life of James Harvey

When James Harvey Cozad was born on 25 March 1847, in West Lebanon, Pike Township, Warren, Indiana, United States, his father, Alice A. Cozad, was 38 and his mother, Emeline Swank, was 25. He married Rebecca Elizabeth Still on 19 January 1871. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Harrison Township, Mercer, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Eden Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States for about 15 years. He died on 10 June 1902, in Davis City, Decatur, Iowa, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in New Salem Cemetery, Davis City, Decatur, Iowa, United States.

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James Harvey Cozad
Rebecca Elizabeth Still
Marriage: 19 January 1871
Meridith Still Cozad
Cora Alice Cozad
Millie Vilenna Cozad

Spouse and Children

19 January 1871


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World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 4

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 10

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Variant of Cozart .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James H Cazad in household of Emaline Cazad, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Cozad, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • J H Cazad, "United States Census, 1880"

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