City Directories and History: Contractor, C.C. “Cam” Davis constructed this lovely home for Thomas Q. Boozer in 1885. In 1979, when the survey team photographed the house it was in poor condition and they suggested it might not be saved. In 2013, the home remains in poor condition but nevertheless, does remain as a testament to the builder.
The current homeowner, Art Will, wrote on 10.8.14 – “This house was built in 1884-1885 – time frame the upstairs master bedroom window is etched with an engraving copy of the award medal from the 1884-1885 via the New Orleans World Fair. I own and live in it. I am restoring it so any info or pictures would be appreciated. Currently the house is solar powered.”
Boozer Family History: Jacob Boozer was of Swiss or Swedish descent. He married Elizabeth Senn about the year 1770, and settled on Twenty-one Mile Creek, at Cherokee Ford, near Fort Granby, and served in the Revolutionary war. By this marriage came Henry, David, William and Jacob. Jacob Boozer married and lived in Lexington. Henry and William, with their families, removed to Alabama. David Boozer married Catherine Rawl, and became the father of Wesley, David L., (dentist in Columbia), and Jacob H., who married, first, Elizabeth Enlow, a niece of Captain Matthew Hall, having by her two sons, Matthew and Luther, and whose second wife was Haphock Lindsey, who brought him also two sons, Lindsey and Jacob.
D. Luther Boozer married Emma Moore, and has a family who, with him, are now living near Ninety-Six, in Abbeville County.
(Information from: The Annals of Newberry Co., SC – O’Neall and Chapman, Aull and Houseal Publishers – 1892)
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