Notes for: David Rickoff Bodine

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David Rickoff (or "A" or "K") Bodine was listed as 41 years old at the time of the 1850 Hunterdon County, New Jersey Census (roll 453, p. 93). His wife was listed as 40 years old. He is David R. Bodine in the birth record for his son John Bodine.

Alison Wallner (AliWallner at told me that David was listed on the same page (271) as a Joseph Bodine in the 1840 Census in Kingwood Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. She also said that in the 1830 Census for Hopewell (Township?) there is a David Rickoff listed on page 507.

The names of his twelve children, his wife (Mary Ann Higgins), and her ancestors came off a genealogy page on the Internet dealing with the Higgins family. I think his father's name was listed as Gilbert. However, he was living close to Daniel B. Bodine at the time of the 1860 Census of Trenton. He could be his brother which would make him the son of Stacy Bodine. All of these children may not be his. As of January 1999, the web site mentioned above was located at "". The contact person was "jcolegrove at".

I found some other children listed at a Hattie, born about 1851; and a Pattie, born about 1853, both "of Franklin Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ."

His son Thomas may have married a Sarah Sutphin Wyckoff. That is just a guess, but if it is true, then maybe this David is a descendant of the Cornelius Bodine who married Margaret Sutphen.

LDS listed his parents as Peter Bodine and Mary Smith. Supposedly, they were married about 1807 in Ringoes, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. She was born on February 8, 1777 in Ringoes.

I have a Jacob and Catherine Bodine (BK#15750), John Bodine, and a Peter Bodine (from an obituary in the "Hunterdon County Democrat") who could be David's brothers. They were all probably born in Hunterdon County and I don't have parents for them.

His obituary is in the Hunterdon County, Democrat of May 29, 1867 (v. 29, no. 40, p. 1488): "In Trenton, on the 18th inst., David K. Bodine, in the 61st year of his age. The deceased formerly resided at Quakertown, in this county..." The "K" as his middle name may have been misread. It would look similar to an "A" or an "R". His tombstone appears to list his name as David A. Bodine. We will go with "Rickoff" instead of "A" or "K" for now until something more certain comes up. See more from Ronny Bodine on this below.

His tombstone also may say that he died at the age of 80, but it should say 60. This is probably a mistake in the reading.

From Ronny Bodine:

From New Jersey Marriage Records: David Bodine to Mary Ann Higgins, both of Amwell, on 18 Feb 1830 in Hunterdon County.

From: History of Hunterdon and Somerset counties, New Jersey, by James P. Snell, Philadelphia, 1881, p. 339.
The Methodist Episcopal Church of Quakertown. In 1835, the first church service had only 9 members and was held in the house of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Green of Quakertown. The preacher was Brother David R. Bodine.

From New Jersey Federal Census Records:
1830 Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co.: David R. BODINE males 1(20-29), 1(50-59); females 1(10-14), 1(20-29).

1840 Kingswood Twp., Hunterdon Co.: David R. BODINE males 3(5-9), 1(10-14), 1(30-39), 1(60-69); females 3(0-4), 1(20-29).

1850 (31 Aug) Franklin Twp., Hunterdon Co.: David R. BODINE 41 NJ Tailor, Mary Ann 40 NJ, Mary 15 NJ, Susan 12 NJ, Esther 8 NJ, Jemima A. 4 NJ, Thomas C. 2 NJ.

1860 (29 June) Trenton, Mercer Co.: David R. BODINE 52 NJ Tailor, Mary Ann 50 NJ, Esther 19 NJ, Jemima A. 15 NJ, Thomas T.C. 13 NJ, Joseph 10 NJ, Anna C. 8 NJ, Mary H. 24 NJ.

1870 (29 June) Trenton, Mercer Co.: Mary A. BODINE 60 NJ Keeps Boarding House, Joseph S. 20 NJ Clerk in Tobacco Store, Anna C. 18 NJ; John JARARD 30 Canada Pattern Maker, Jamima A. 25 NJ, Grace A. 1 NJ, George W. HARPER 31 England Government Clerk, Hetty 27 NJ, Nellie B. 2 NJ, Lizzie BALDWIN 9 NJ.

1880 (5 June) Trenton, Mercer Co.: John GERARD 40 France Supt. of the Trenton Lock Co., Jemima 35 NJ wife, Grace 11 NJ dau, Velma 8 NJ dau, John 6 CT son, Walton 3 NJ son, Helen 8/12 (Oct) NJ dau, Mary A. BODINE 70 NJ mother-in-law.

Obituary, Hunterdon County Democrat of May 29, 1867.
In Trenton, on the 18th inst., David K. Bodine, in the 61st year of his age. The deceased formerly resided at Quakertown, in this county...

Death Notice, Trenton Sunday Advertiser (Trenton, N.J.) of 30 Aug 1891.
DIED. Tuesday, August 25. BODINE---At Mount Holly, Mary A. Bodine, aged 82 years.

Burials in Mercer Cemetery, Trenton, Mercer County.
(Find A Grave Memorial # 72921088 & 61107174)
Our Father David R. Bodine Died May 18, 1867 In the 60th year of his age.
Our Mother Mary A. Bodine died August 25, 1891 in the 82nd year of her age.

From: Richard Higgins: A Resident and Pioneer Settler at Plymouth and Eastham, Massachusetts, and at Piscataway, New Jersey and His Descendants, by Mrs. Katharine Chapin Higgins, Worcester, Mass., 1918, p. 306-307.

320. JUDIAH HIGGINS (Judiah, Jonathan Jediah\ Jediah, Richard), born May 27, 1785; died May 20, 1824; married May 13, 1809, Mary Quick, born July 7 (or 17), 1792; died Jan. 3, 1858. Judiah Higgins lived at or near Flemington, N. J. Both he and his wife Mary were buried in the Baptist Cemetery, Flemington.


i. Mary Ann, b. April 24, 1810; d. Aug. 25, 1891; married Feb. 18, 1830, David Rickoff Bodine, b. Feb. 16, 1808; d. May 18, 1867, at Trenton, N. J. Children: Judiah Higgins Bodine, b. Dec. 8, 1830, d. March 7, 1890, married May 1, 1855, Martha Beatty; John Fletcher Bodine, b. April 16, 1832, married Dec. 28, 1854, Jane Lanning; Jesse Pettit Bodine, b. Dec. 31, 1833, at Canterville, N. J., d. July 30, 1909, at Flemington, N. J.; married June 5, 1862, at Trenton, N. J., Mary Ellen Whitaker, b. Nov. 19, 1838, at Trenton, N. J., d. April 19, 1913, at Flemington, N. J., daughter of Joseph and Mary (Johnston) Whitaker of Trenton (Jesse P. Bodine for more than fifty years was a hardware merchant at Flemington, N. J., and a prominent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and was succeeded in the business by his two sons, William Henry Bodine and Frederick James Bodine) ; Mary Bodine, b. Aug. 11, 1835, d. May 28, 1876, married May 15, 1859, George Wright of Easton, Penn., and had two children; Susan Bodine, b. Sept. 17, 1837, married Sept. 22, 1859, Stewart C. Baldwin, and had Hattie, Lizzie, George, Jesse, Mary Ann, Harry, Susan, Thomas, Robert and Martha, all b. at Trenton, N. J., where parents lived; Martha Jane Bodine, b. Dec. 10, 1839, d. Oct. 1, 1844; Esther Bodine, b. March 1, 1842, married Oct. 1, 1867, George Harper, b. July 2, 1839, and had Elinor, b. Aug. 15, 1868, and Mary Hannah Harper, b. April 7, 1871, who married Harry Luther Hawes of Springfield, Mass.; Peter Bodine, b. Aug. 1, 1844, d. Aug. 20, 1844; Jemima Atkinson Bodine, b. Sept. 15, 1845, married Nov. 19, 1867, John Gerard, residence New Britain, Conn., and had Grace Amelia Gerard, b. Aug. 24, 1869; Velna Zenobia Gerard, b. June 22, 1872, married May 10, 1894, Oliver Nering Judd of New Britain, Conn., and had one child, Olive Helen Judd, who married Dec. 8, 1915, Harold Ingraham; John Bodine Gerard, b. Aug. 15, 1874, married April 17, 1903, Grace Anna Poison and had Ruth Elizabeth; Walter Harold Gerard, b. June 16, 1877, married Dec. 19, 1900, Myra Stevens; Helen Corinne Gerard, b. Oct. 7, 1879, married Aug. 12, 1911, Frederick Hine Van Ausdale and has two children; Thomas Thornton Canfield Bodine, b. Oct. 5, 1847, married (1) Laura Smith, b. , d. March 10, 1871, (2) Lena Beekman, (3) Mrs. Sarah Wykoof and had Eva, Walter and Methena Bodine; Joseph Horner Bodme, b. June 20, 1850, d. June 30, 1881, resided at East Orange, N. J., married Helen Bodmer and had David Bodine and Helen Dorothea Bodine; Anna Conover Bodine, b. June 15, 1852, married Rev. Robert Fletcher Young Pierce and had Charles Pierce, married Florence Reisenberger and had Robert Pierce, Elizabeth Stetson Pierce, married Henry T. Fielding and had Robert Trumborner Fielding and Anna Elizabeth Fielding.