Archives: William Martin Bodine Family Bible
My thanks to Steven Rea for sending information and images of this Bible. It was published in 1865. The Bible first belonged to William Martin Bodine and his wives Eliza Murray and Mary Steinbergen. William was the son of Robert Nalle and Grace Bodine. The present owner of this Bible, Steven Rea, believes it was passed from William Martin Bodine to Mary Josephine (Bodine) De Camp, then to Edith De Camp. Later it came into the possession of Steven's grandmother, Dorothy Wilkinson. It next went to Steven's aunt, Sunshine Rea. It is not in very good shape at the present time. It's missing at least the first 20 pages and over half the Bible is detached from the spine. On top of that, someone has snipped out parts of the family genealogy.
William Martin Bodine was born September 23, 1832 in Aurora, Clark Co., IL. He is a descendant of Cornelius Bodine who is also one of my direct ancestors. William's first wife was Eliza Maria Murray. She was born January 16, 1827 and died June 30, 1869 in Darwin, Clark County, Illinois. Shortly after Eliza died, William married Mary Elizabeth Steinbergen. Mary Josephine (Bodine) De Camp was the daughter of William and Eliza.
See William's family page William and Eliza Bodine for more information on this family.
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