Justice of the peace, of Clay township, was born in Ross County, 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 County, Ohio, educated in the common schools of the area, and for one year attended a seminary at Danville, Illinois. At age 18, he commenced teaching school and followed that profession several years.

In September, 1860, he married Mary ROSS of Ross County, Ohio. In May, 1861 he enlisted in the 63rd Ohio regiment. On October 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 October, 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 Missouri and in 1871 settled in Holt County at his present residence in Clay township. In 1874, he was elected justice of the peace. He has always been a Republican.

Source: "An Illustrated Historical Atlas Map, Holt County, MO," published by Brink, McDonough & Co., Philadelphia, 1877
Provided by Dave Roberts of Lyon County, Kentucky, a former Holt County resident.