In 1840, a Christianna Bardine is found in Liberty Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania (a spin-off from Madison I think). I put this here because there is a Christianna Bodine who was the widow of a Frederick Bodine. This is found in the Wills and Administrations, Book 2, p. 11, of Columbia County, PA (dated May 4, 1836). I think that Christianna could very well be the widow of this Frederick Bodine. In her household there is
1 male, 20-30: b. 1810-1820.
1 female, 10-16: b. 1824-1830.
1 female, 15-20: b. 1820-1825.
1 female, 20-30: b. 1810-1820.
1 female, 40-50: b. 1790-1800 (Christianna?)
Here is the entry from the Wills and Administrations book mentioned above. This only seems to be a handwritten copy of an original record somewhere else, maybe in the Orphan Court Records.
Administration of the Estate of Frederick Bodine Late of Derry Township Deceased
Be it Remembered that on the 4th Day of May AD 1836 Letters of Administration in due and common form of Law were granted by Alexr. Best Register for the Probation of wills ang. granting Letters of Administration in and for the County of Columbia to Isaac Singer Administrator of all and singular the goods & chattels rights and credits which were of Frederick Bodine at the time of his decease the widow having Renounced in the words following Danville May the 4th 1836 to the Register of Columbia County ___ This is to inform you that I decline to act as administratrix to the Estate of my late husband Frederick Bodine late of Derry Township deceased and pray that Letters of Administration may be granted to my friend Isaac Singer. yours sc her (above) Christianna Bodine mark (below). _____ (I attest/& That?) Isaiah Salomon the said Administrator having put in sureties Jacob Wagner and Philip Seidel in the sum of Six hundred dollars and being duly sworn to administer said Estate according to law and faithfully to comply with the laws of this commonwealth relating to collateral inheritance.
Before me Alexr Best Register
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