Thank you for providing the link to Samuel. I think people are confusing 2 different Jaspers. I agree with your research. Since you have researched the Ozments from NC to Wilson, TN - I am wondering if you could help me with the following?
Have you been able to connect you family to a family headed by John Lafayette Ozment who lived McNairy and Wilson, Tennessee? I am trying to find the link to a Varnum Ozment and my Elizabeth Ozment Knight and I believe Varnum may have been a son of John Lafayette. Here is more info:
My Elizabeth "Betsy" Ozment was married to Hartwell Knight on Apr 24, 1827 in Guilford, NC. James Johnson was the Bondsman and Jno G. Hanner was the witness and I believe the county clerk. She is listed with her husband Hartwell in Clay City, Decatur, Indiana in the 1850 census, age 50 and listed as born in VA (but so is Hartwell and he was actually born there). She is buried in Milford Cemetery in Milford, Decatur, IN and depending on whose transcription is used, she either died on 1-4-1857 or 1-1-1852. Her daughter and my 2nd great grandmother Malinda Jane Knight Messenheimer's death certificate lists her mother as an Osman. Elizabeth's son and Malinda's brother Henry lists his mother as being born in Maryland in the 1920 census. Hmmm....
A descendant of Malinda's brother Henry has a diary of Henry's that lists a relative Varnum Ozment visiting from Texas. The following information is available on Varnum.
In 1835, he puchased 40 acres of land in Shelby, Indiana
1838-1845 Deed record in McNairy, TN
1839 Purchased Land in Galveston, TX
1845 Married to E Henderson in Fayette, TN
1849 Immigrated to Texas Landing at Galveston
1850-1860 Cherokee, TX Census
1850 Married to Susan Mallard Cherokee,TX
1870 Bates, MO Census
A Biography is listed for Varnum's son JW Ozment at http://members.aol.com/eleanorcol/OzmentFamily.html
that explains more about this interesting character.
I am trying to understand the connection to my Elizabeth. I really do think she descends from the group that traveled from Maryland to NC based on the limited information I have. Varnum's "story" that has been passed on seems embellished somewhat but my mtDNA which goes to Elizabeth suggests a french background interestingly. I am an H5a.
I would love to see more information in the guilford county records but I am in California which makes it difficult to research from here. Any help would be appreciated.