About Carver Rozell
Carver Rozell, one of the industrious, thrifty and enterprising agriculturists of Union county, living on section 13, Civil Bend township, was born January 28, 1830, and is a son of Barzilla and Margaret (Stanford) Rozell, the former a native of Pennsylvania and the latter born in Ohio. After their marriage they settled in Henry county, Ind., where the subject of this biography was born and where Mr. Rozell died; later Mrs. Rozell removed to Hancock county, Ind., and from there, after the Civil war was over, to Dallas county, Iowa, where she also died.
Carver was raised to manhood in his native county in Indiana, living on a farm until he was about fifteen years of age. His education consisted of what knowledge he acquired in the common schools of the district, which was sufficient for practical use. He spent fifteen years working in a sawmill in Indiana, and in 1857 came west to Polk county, Iowa. There he lived, and was married in 1860 to Mary J. Bell, a native of St. Louis, Mo., and daughter of Samuel Bell, of that city. After the wedding he rented a farm in Iowa which he conducted for six years, and then came to Union county, Dak. Ter., settling four miles south of his present location. This was in 1866, and the property he now owns he purchased a year later and has resided there ever since. The farm was improved with a log house and sixteen acres had been plowed. Mr. Rozell applied himself industriously to improving his future home, and now has 160 acres, ninety of which are under cultivation. He devotes his time to general farming, and, although he started here with comparatively nothing, by frugality and diligent application to his business has seen his property improve and has prospered accordingly. Mr. Rozell has been a member of the school board and politically affiliates with the Populist party, having formerly been a Republican.
Mr. and Mrs. Rozell are the parents of seven children, four of whom are living, viz.: Barzilla, Addie Remington, Ernest and Vernon. The deceased are Newton, Elmer and Bertha. Mrs. Rozell is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and a zealous worker in the cause of Christianity.
Mrs. Rozell's father, Samuel Bell, was a native of Pittsburg, Pa.. and emigrated to Kentucky when a young man, at Lexington. There he married Miss Sarah Curtis, a native of that city, and to them four children were born. The family afterward located in St. Louis, where Mr. Bell followed his trade, that of blacksmith. His demise occurred several years ago in New Mexico. Mrs. Bell died in Iowa, her home having been in Polk county, of that state, for several years.
Source: MEMORIAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF Turner, Lincoln, Union and Clay Counties, SOUTH DAKOTA. p 127-8, Published in 1897. located at http://www.usgennet.org/usa/sd/state/tluc/title.html