Notes for: Thomas Thornton Canfield Bodine

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The birth date given here would line up with the fact that he was two years old at the time of the 1850 Census of Hunterdon County, New Jersey (roll 453, p. 93). In information on the Internet (jcolegrove), Thomas' third wife was listed as "Sarah Wykoof." It is just a guess that the Sarah Wyckof listed here is the same as that Sarah Wykoof. The only information that matched was that Sarah Wyckof had married a "Thomas (Berdine) Bodine and the information concerning Sarah Wyckof seemed to be in the mid 1800's. Her middle name "Sutphin" may also link up this family with Cornelius Bodine who married Margaret Sutphen.

I have seen some other undocumented information saying that Sarah Wyckof was his first wife.

In his marriage record to Laura Smith, he is listed as from Flemington.

From Ronny Bodine:

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.
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;

Laura (Smith) Bodine was the daughter of Joseph C. and Mary Smith. Helena (Beekman) Bodine was the daughter of Joseph Brokaw and Sarah L. (Burns) Beekman.

From New Jersey Marriage Records:
Thomas C. Bodine, 22, son of J. Bodine and Laura Smith, 23, daughter of Joseph and Mary Bodine, were married 10 Nov 1870 in Bloomsburg, Hunterdon County.
Thomas C. Bodine and Helena T. Beekman were married 31 Oct 1872 in Hillsborough, Somerset County.
Thomas C. Bodine, 36, and Sarah W. Wyckoff, 34 were married 24 May 1883 in Plainfield, Union County.

From: The Hunterdon County Democrat of 16 Nov 1870: Nov. 10th, at the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. Mr. Scott, Thomas C. Bodine, of Flemington to Laura, daughter of Joseph C. Smith, Esq., of Bloomsbury.

From: The Hunterdon County Democrat of 16 March 1871: In Flemington, March 10th, 1871, after a short illness, Laura Smith, wife of Thomas C. Bodine, aged about 22 years.... She had been married only four months on the day of her death.

From: The Hunterdon County Democrat of 12 Nov 1872: On the same day [31 Oct 1872], at South Branch, by Rev. Mr. Pitcher, assisted by Revs. James B. Wilson and George Swain, Thomas C. Bodine, of Flemington, to Helena T., daughter of Jos. B. Beekman, of the former place.

From New Jersey Federal Census Records:
1880 (June) Village of Dunellen, Piscataway, Middlesex Co.: Thomas C. BODINE 33 NJ Tin Smith, Helenn T. 31 NJ wife, Mary E. 6 NJ dau, Walter B. 11 NJ son, Mathena 2/12 NJ dau.

From New Jersey State Census Records:
1895 Dunellen, Middlesex Co.: Thomas C. BODINE, Sarah W., Mary E., Walter P., Mathena.

From New Jersey Federal Census Records:
1900 (6 June) Borough of Dunellen, Middlesex Co.: Thomas BODINE Oct 1847 NJ Jobber, Sarah W. Nov 1850 NJ wife married 27 years 1 child born/1 living, Walter Oct 1878 NJ single son Clerk-R.R.

1920 (3 Jan) Plainfield, Union Co.: Thomas C. BODINE 72 NJ Furnace Man, Sarah 69 NJ wife.

Death Notice, The Hunterdon Republican of 21 Nov 1928.
17 Nov 1928; Mrs. Sarah Wikoff Bodine, Westfield; a former resident of Flemington in the 79th year of her age. Funeral: home of her D in Westfield. Interment: Hillside cemetery,
Plainfield. Relations: H: BODINE, Thomas C. - dec.; D: HAMILTO, William J., Mrs. - Westfield.