Notes for: John Bodine

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This John's great-granddaughter, Fanny Bodine Wolfes (daughter of Richard Bodine), said that this John Bodine was taken prisoner at Yorktown and that he was under Col. Newkirk in the Revolutionary War. This information comes from some Marlatt info dealing with the Bodines sent to me by Janet Mackey-Bodine. It says John Bodine and Jane Marlatt married about 1782, but no source was given. See the email below for more on this (I have some of these images):

There is very good information on this John Bodine's service in the Revolutionary War at the following url:
http://revwarapps.org/s42628.pdf

It does not mention any Col. Newkirk, but that does not mean Newkirk was not one of the officers John Bodine served under.

From: B Nield bnield at gmail.com
To: ACACAT17
Sent: Wed, Mar 27, 2013
Subject: Marlatt notes (pertaining to Bodine family)

Hi Jan,

I'm attaching pages where most of the page is about the Bodines, otherwise I'll include quotes below. The author is Charles Lester Marlatt (1863-1954). Notebook is labeled "Marlatt Genealogy II" (The other notebooks I came across are predominately about Washington Marlatt, his father).

Note: There seems to be a problem with Abraham Marlatt's 5 ( -1810) (the father of Abraham in the Rev. War) date of birth and parents. The will quoted in CLM's notebook does not seem to agree with a scholarly paper written eliminating a generation of Marlatts and including a 2nd wife in NJ. I haven't sorted any of that out, since I'm just starting on the Marlatt family. My grandparents did a lot of work on that line, so I've been working on my husband's family (Nields). Italics - hard to read.


Img 5596: 1765-1767 Sometime during this period Abraham 5 moved with his family from Raritan, NJ, to what is now Berkeley County, West Va., but probably then Frederick County, VA.

Img 5598-5601, 5604-5605: (Deals with the land purchases, will, etc. of Abraham 5, info. you probably already have.) Please let me know if you come across errors or disagreements! Thanks.

Img 5613: letter from Washington Marlatt to CLM (30 Dec 1896): "*** All the boys, except father (Thomas Marlatt) settled finally in Fountain Co., Indiana, together with William Bodine, who married Rebecca, the oldest girl -- nearly all of whom reared large families, as was the custom in those days. John and Rachel never married."

Img 5619,5622: Oct 1915 ...... our friend of the day before guided us to what he said was the original site of the Marlatt "Home Place" in Virginia. The spring of tradition was there, but without the spring house, and the residence had burned years before. We explored the farm, forest and fields thoroughly, and found that it agreed with tradition as to location - bordering the Potomac with considerable river bottom land, and rolling hills southward to the base of North Mountain.
Returning to Hedgesville, we located the then owners of the tract in a direct descendant of Jane Marlatt (Bodine), daughter of Abraham 5. From her, and from the Court House records, we substantiated (new page) the history of the record of this land from Jane Marlatt to the present owner, Mrs. C. H. Woolfus (Fanny Bodine). (Spelling in 1935 given by Mrs. Woolfus as "Wolfes") I attached IMG 5622

Img 5624: general Bodine info.

That is all. I look forward to seeing the Bodine website! If you have any questions or comments, please let me know!

Thanks,
Sally Nield


See the new Notes from Ronny Bodine toward the end. He has summarized a lot of this information.

DNA evidence shows that this John Bodine is a descendant of John Bodine and Maria Crocheron. That DNA evidence shows that John is closely related to John Bordine/Bodine and Maria Dils. He is also closely related, though maybe a little further, to Jacob Bordine/Bodine and Christanna Marlatt.

Regarding this John's parentage, the best possibility so far is that this John Bodine is the illegitimate son of John Bodine (1730-1770) and Hannah Van Sickelyn. John (1730-1770) was the son of Abraham (c1692-c1753). This is also a good possibility. Here is some correspondence about that:

From: rbodine996 at aol.com
Sent: Friday, January 02, 2009
To: Acacat17 at aol.com
Cc: bodinegenealogy

Dear Jan-

Thank you for your fast reply. In summary, so that I am sure I understand your reasoning, you believe that John Bodine, who was born in Sept. 1765 and died 26 Jan 1834 in Warren County, OH and was the husband of Jane Marlatt is identical with John Bodine, born 1760, husband of ___ Stine, who is the son of John Bodine (1730-1770) and wife Phoebe Voorhees and that John Bodine and ___ Stine are the parents of William Bodine (1793-1864), the ancestor of your husband. And thus, John Bodine was 1st married to Stine and 2ndly to Marlatt.

Here is an item I did not see in Dave Bodine's website, unless I was overcome my momentary blindness:

The Docket of Jacob Van Noorstrand was published in the Genealogy Magazine of New Jersey, vol. 42, p. 100 and included the following entry:

son, born 30 September 1765. On 3 February 1766, Hannah Van Sickeln appeared before Jacob Van Noorstrand, of the Somerset County court and stated she was delivered of a male child on 30th Sept last and John Bodyne of Hunterdon County, cooper, is the father. A warrant was sworn for Bodyne. On 17 February 1766, John Bodine of Reading, Hunterdon County, was directed to appear at the next quarter session in Somerset County to answer to charges of fornication. Peter Bodine, of Hunterdon County, acted as surety.

Clearly this refers to the foregoing John Bodine who was born in Sept 1765 and names his father as John Bodine of Hunterdon County. The surety, Peter Bodine, would refer to John's brother, Peter Bodine (1726-1783). Since Dave shows John Bodine, born about 1760 in Somerset Co., NJ, husband of ___ Stine as the son of John Bodine & Phoebe Voorhees and John Bodine (1765-1834), husband of Marlatt, appears fatherless, and the docket records the birth of the child on 30 Sept 1765 in Somerset County, it seems to link the two as the same person. The only conflict I see is that Phoebe Voorhees was not the mother but Hannah Van Sickeln was.

I have copied Dave Bodine on this so that I don't have to repeat and perhaps confuse myself. Let me know if I am off track here in any way so that I can note this.

I hope this has been of some help and I look forward to further communication and the results of your DNA test.

Best regards,
Ronny Bodine

*****My response*****

Dear Ronny and Jan,

You were not momentarily blinded, Ronny. I can't find that information from the Noorstrand docket anywhere in my info. That is a great find. I don't think we can say for sure that it refers to John Bodine (1730-1770), but circumstantial evidence would seem to point that way. There were several John Bodines in Hunterdon County at that time, but he is a likely candidate. We know he had a brother named Peter, for example. I suppose he was married when this "fornication" incident happened. I guess that would refer to adultery but not necessarily; it could have been by an unmarried John Bodine. Another very possible candidate is John Bodine (1743-?), the son of John Bodine and Catherine Laboyteaux. They also had a son named Peter. I would say it is most likely one of these two John Bodines (1730-1770) or (1743-?) who committed the fornication. There is an interesting item concerning the John Bodine (Sr?) who is often associated with the John Bodine (Jr?) who married Jane Marlatt. That John Bodine died in Ross Co., OH. His data says he was born about 1744 in VA or NJ. That would match up well with the John Bodine, son of John and Catherine Bodine.

I think with this new data Ronny found, we are now down to two very good possibilities. What do you guys think?

Dave

From: acacat17 at aol.com
Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Hello Dave,

I happened upon this Dilts Family website that I thought I should refer to your attention, just in case there is something of interest to you here. As you already know in your own records, this site mentions a John Bodine who was executor of the February 20, 1788 Will of Heinrich/Henry Dilts/Dils/Diltz - possibly the same John Bodine who married Mary Dils (she was born about 1750). However, of particular interest to me is that there were a few of these Dils children who were born in Warren County, Ohio --- I just wonder if there may have been some association with our John Bodine and Jane Marlatt who were also living there???

Best Wishes, Jan Bodine

http://www.hullhome.com/Dilts.Gen.htm

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There is a slight possibility that these Bodines are related to the Bodines from Edgar County, Illinois. I only say that because Edgar County is right across the state border from Fountain County, Indiana. However, since the Edgar County Bodines were Catholics, I would doubt that they were related to the non-Catholic Fountain County Bodines.

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I wonder if this John Bodine is not related to the Abraham Bodine born about 1692 on Staten Island, New York. This is only a guess, but maybe this John could be Abraham's grandson or some other close relation. My notes say that on July 18, 1722, Abraham Bodine bought sixty acres of land on Ambrose Brook from Elizabeth Merlatt. Ambrose Brook comes between the present towns of Stelton and Metuchen in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Both Abraham and Elizabeth Merlatt are described as being from Piscataway (East Jersey Surveyor's Association, Book AB5, folio 433). Piscataway is in Somerset County, close to the border of Middlesex County. This shows a relationship between the Bodines and the Merlatts in New Jersey. Since this John married a Merlatt, he could be related somehow to the Abraham back in New Jersey. I do have a John Bodine, possible son of John Bodine and Vemmete Voorhees (and grandson of the Abraham above) in my data. I don't have any children or a wife for him. He was born about 1760. Again this is only a guess and needs to have solid proof.

Here below are a couple of messages concerning this possibility:

From: IDGAS51 at aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Hello Dave,

I have found something that may be of some interest to you!!! I have found a family tree for Schuyler La Tourette - I am still checking this out, but had to share this with you right away - I believe it would have been Schuyler's Uncle (brother to his Father, John L. La Tourette): Abraham La Tourette (b. 4 NOV 1794 Somerville, New Jersey d. 9 JUNE 1875 in Seneca, New York) who married a Phoebe Bodine (b. 21 MARCH 1793 d. 1881). But what makes this so exciting is that they were married in, and lived their entire lives in Seneca, New York - Abraham died in New York, and Phoebe probably did as well because Abraham was remarried there in 1849 to Mary E. Johnson. I wonder if perhaps some of the other Bodines of Phoebe's family may have come with the La Tourettes when they moved into Fountain County? I will look into that timing for both families.

http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=7832595

Best Wishes, Jan Bodine

From: IDGAS51 at aol.com
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Hello Dave,

OK - I have put together a few scraps of information that may or may not represent an actual clue - I will let you decide. My theory is that the Bodine family and the La Tourette family emigrated together from New Jersey to Ohio - and then together on into Fountain Co, IN.

The genweb bio for Henry La Tourette (Schuyler's brother) lists that the parents (John and Sarah (Schenck) La Tourette) were married in New Jersey (Phoebe's mother and father were born in New Jersey, but I just cannot connect our family branch to that area yet)- but his father's family had originally settled and lived in Staten Island) and emigrated to Montgomery Co, Ohio in 1820. However, their first child (Garret) was listed in an Ancestry.com family tree as having been born in Montgomery Co, Ohio in 1817.

The genweb bio for James Bodine lists that his parents (William and Rebecca (Marlatte) Bodine) were natives of Virginia and came to Warren Co, Ohio about 1817. Montgomery Co and Warren Co are right next to each other in upper NW corner area of Ohio.

The La Tourette bio goes on to say the family then emigrated to Fountain Co, IN in October of 1829. (That same family tree shows one child (Ellen) was born in Ohio in 1828 and the next child (Mary) was born in Fountain Co, IN in 1830.)

The Bodine bio has that family moving into Fountain Co, IN in 1829.

There were a few instances throughout the years where Bodines and La Tourettes married each other. I just do not think this many coincindences should be ignored - I think there is something important in here - just not quite sure exactly what. If they were indeed traveling together, then that speaks of some sort of uncommon bond of friendship and respect that lasted over many, many years and several states. Perhaps the type of very special bond that you see between soldiers who have served together through battle? In Henry La Tourette's bio, it goes on to say that Henry's father - John La Tourette - served in the New York Militia under Capt. Trubridge throughout the War of 1812. And John Bodine served one year as Sergeant in Capt. Hugh Stephenson's Virginia Company, and served under Major Caleb Gibbs in General Washington's Life Guards - he enlisted January 22, 1777. I am wondering if perhaps John La Tourette's father (John G. La Tourette) might have served along with John Bodine??? Or some such thing??? My earliest memory of an explanation of why Schuyler La Tourette was in that photo taken on the old farm place, was that the Bodines and La Tourettes were related/connected "way, way back there somewhere along the line". I wonder if it might in fact be a reference to the marriage between Phoebe Bodine and Abraham La Tourette? Anyway, here is what I could find so far - I hope it is somehow helpful. We will be going up to see Marvin this weekend - weather permitting - I will borrow some other old photos to scan, and I will pick his memory for any other possible clues from his family stories.

Best Wishes, Jan Bodine


From: IDGAS51 at aol.com
Sent: Friday, February 29, 2008

Hello Dave,

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I am focusing my search on the hunch that our missing ancestral link may be your John Bodine b. abt 1760 - the son of John (Jaen) Bodine and Phoebe Voorhees. I thought I would just share my thinking and my findings so far. Let me say first of all that I am extremely impressed that you can keep all these names and data straight - I am getting very dizzy from just this branch of the family! Your records indicate that John and his sister, Tina, both married an unknown Stine - I thought I would go after Tina, because I figured if John's family was easy to find, you would certainly have found them already - and if I could find Tina's family, then perhaps it might lead me back to be able to find John's family as well, because chances are very good these two Stines were either siblings or possibly cousins. I was also figuring that Tina was an unusual name for that era, and that it may well have been a nickname for Catrina, etc. (her Aunt Cathrin had (Catrina) marked in parenthesis... ). I began looking in other family trees for Bodine and Stine combinations, just to grasp at straws - but, sometimes a good straw is strong enough to use for picking the lock - I hope so anyway. I found a family tree that has a Jacob Stine married to a Cathrin Unknown - she was born 25 Apr 1761 (pretty close match to your Tina Bodine) --- but what made me think this Cathrin might possibly be a Bodine is that Jacob Stine's parents were indicated as Jacob Stine and Phoebe Bodine. (Not quite sure who she was either?) I know this is extremely circumstantial evidence, but I thought I should still share this with you just in case it might actually prove to be something worthwhile. The only location indicated in this family tree was that of the marriage of one of Jacob and Cathrin's sons in Plainfield, New Jersey. I will keep picking at this to see if I can find any actual direct evidence for this hunch.

Best Wishes, Jan Bodine

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From: IDGAS51 at aol.com
Sent: Sunday, May 18, 2008

Hello Dave,

I might possibly be on to something for my search for a Bodine - Stine family connection for John Bodine: b abt 1760 - son of John (Jaen) and Phoebe (Voorhees) Bodine ? but it is a significant stretch for me to hold this train of thought throughout the generations - I get lost just trying to connect Emerson Peter Bodine to this John Bodine's family line - it would help me to try to organize my thoughts in a presentation for you here.

In your records, you have a Georgianna Stines: b 1853 in South Brunswick, Middlesex County, NJ - who married Emerson Peter Bodine: b 17 Feb 1852 and d Jan 11, 1876 - they were married in Franklin, Somerset County, New Jersey --- I have found a family tree for Georianna's family - her Grandfather (William Major Stines) was listed as having been born 7 Feb 1787 in New Jersey and having lived in Somerset County, New Jersey. Nothing was available regarding data on this man's father; however, he was probably born about 1760, which is the same age level as well as the same location as my "problem child" John Bodine (son of John - Jaen - and Phoebe Voorhees) b abt 1760 in Somerset County, New Jersey and who is listed as having married an Unknown Stine or Styne woman. Perhaps - he may have married an Aunt of this William Major Stines???

Since I cannot go back any further (yet) for this Stine family line, I tried coming from the other direction in a known Stine family line: I suspect a relationship with my mother-in-laws Stine family - their oldest recognized relative was Johannes Frederick Stine: 1745 - 1810 - - - although this William Major Stines is the correct age to be one of Johannes' children, he is NOT indicated in their family line - although, there is a very significant GAP in the birth order of the children around that time period. (I think this is interesting, but I also feel the Stine family line needs much more research and more thorough verifications.)

Something that caught my eye in regards to Georgianna Stines' father was that his middle name was "Schenck". This brings up another thread of circumstantial evidence for associating several families: Neltje Roelofse Schenck: b 23 Jan 1681 in Flatlands, Kings, NY - married Albert Willemse Van Kouwenhoven: b Dec 7, 1676 in Flatlands, Kings, NY and they both died in Pleasant Valley, Monmouth, New Jersey - - - Albert is the ancestor of the present day Covenhoven (Conover) family which is located in Fountain Co. IN. There are a number of family relations between the Bodines and Covenhovens both in Fountain Co as well as in NJ:

On 23 Sept. 1818, the Deed of John Bodine Sr. and Jane (X) his wife of Berkeley County to Joseph Granthan of same. For $5400. 123 acres 1 rood 38 ˝ square poles adjoining Adam Strayer's line, William Covenhover's, Philip Carnine's, Jacob Vandoren's lines. Jane Bodine is the daughter of Abraham Marlatt, Sr. and sister of Abraham, Jr. We also found from the a deed of Covenhovener neighbors to Abraham and Nancy Marlatt. "Between Abraham Marlatt Senior and Nancy his wife of Berkeley Co. Va. to Joseph Manner of same place. For $383.00 the said Abraham Marlatt, Junior have granted and sold a tract of land on the East side of Opeckon Creek, being part of a larger tract, said land adjoining William Rush and corner to Abraham Junior and Cowenhovers line, containing 20 acres and one quarter and 7 poles.

AND - the son of Neltje and Albert: Willem Albetse Covenhoven: 1702-1790 - married Elizabeth Van Cleaf: 1705-1786 --- I have a Viola Van Clease: 1866 0 1928 in the Stine family file - she married George Wesley Painter who was a son of George Washington Painter and Louisa Eliza Stine: 1832 - 1911 - who is actually in Dorothy Stine-Bodine's (Marvin's wife) family tree. I will go back through the files more thoroughly to see if there were any other more timely relationships between Stines and Schenks near the 1760 era - maybe through that I might be able to catch a thread for my search for Bodine and Stine relationships???

Anyway, that is where I am digging at the present time. I keep catching whiffs of smoke here and there, but just cannot quite locate any actual fire just yet. I do not know if any of these threads actually connect with each other, or if they even connect with anything at all, but it really helps my mental organization to put this together in written presentation for you. Thank you for your patience!!!

...

Best Wishes, Jan Bodine



There is a slight possibility that this John could be the son of the John Bodine who was born about 1741 and died in Wayne County, Ohio on December 24, 1836. That John is buried in a cemetery there in East Union Township. That John may have had a son, John, who was born about 1764. (And I do not have a wife or children for him, either.) This would basically match the birth year of this John, husband of Jane Marlatt. Again, this is only a wild hypothesis at this point and would need solid proof.


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A researcher from Warren County, Ohio wrote this:
John Bodine died intestate. Probate abstracts indicate that the only thing left in the estate package is the Administrator's bond.

***End of message.

Here is what I have from my look at the pension files for this John Bodine. I only took a few notes since most of this I already had. See further below for more on his pension files. PENSION FILE #S.42628: John Bodine of Warren County, Ohio Item: Declaration. This is a several-page handwritten letter. The abstract I already had of this pension file basically gives most of the genealogical info that can be gleaned from it. I went through the file's contents myself and did not really find anything new. His signature does appear to be on a couple of documents. He applied on December 24, 1825 from Warren Co., OH. He was 61 and his wife was about 65. They had ten children: Abraham, Hannah, Ann, John, William, Catherine, Margaret, Polly, Peter, and Lydia. The wording is a little hard to figure out about the children being of age, but it seems to say that all their children are of age and moved away, except for Polly who was still living with them (though she must have been of age, just unmarried). That's what I make of it anyway. The language in the file does not match the abstract very well. Jane's father is Abraham Marlatt, Sr. A copy of his will is included in the pension files. Note: In his will (of 1799), Abraham Marlatt calls Elizabeth Bodine (his granddaughter) the "natural daughter" of Jane Bodine. I wonder if this means that Jane was a second wife of John Bodine and their other kids were from his first wife. So Elizabeth could be Mary ("Polly") Bodine who was possibly born in 1799. John and Jane then had a few more children after Abraham had made his will. This is just a guess. End of pension file info that I looked at. Some of the information on this family came from Cynthia Clark Hill and Joan Pirl. Some more detailed information came from Brett M. Bodine's homepage at "www.familytreemaker.com" homepages section. Another resource for this family is a typescript called "A Partial History of the Bodine Family and Marlatt Family of Fountain County, Indiana," compiled by Katherine Glascock Cory and Mildred Bodine Douglass for members of the allied Families - 1974. It is some thirty pages, and covers John Bodine, born 1744, died Sept. 2, 1822, his wife Jane Marlatt and their children. It then lists only the descendents of William Bodine and his wife Rebecca. Then there is a Marlatt section also. It was prepared for an upcoming family reunion in August of that year. It is available from the Veedersburg Library in Veedersburg, Indiana. There is some information about this family in the article "John Bodine: Two Revolutionary War Soldiers," Ohio Genealogical Society Report, 35:1, 1995, pp. 39-40. This was written by John Hale Stutesman (305 Spruce St, San Francisco, CA 94118). This article seems like it is pretty well researched. It discusses two John Bodines who have similar backgrounds. They both fought in the Revolutionary War, both enlisted in Virginia, and both later moved to Ohio. The article calls one the "elder" and the other the "younger." It does not say that they were related. From what I gather, there is no evidence to say the younger John Bodine (born in 1765) was the son of the elder John Bodine (born about 1744). I think such a connection should be avoided unless it can be proven. From the Stutesman article, we learn that in 1781, this John Bodine enlisted in the Virginia State Regiment commanded by Colonel Joseph Crockett. In 1782, John enlisted as a dragoon in the "Legion" of Continental Cavalry and Infantry. This was commanded by the French volunteer, the Marquis fe la Rouerie, also known as "Armand." Armand was commissioned Brigadier General of Calvary at the same time as "Light Horse Harry" Lee who was the father of the famous confederate, General Robert E. Lee. John Bodine was enumerated in Federal Census of Franklin Township, Warren County, Ohio in 1830. He was a Revolutionary War Veteran. Note from Dave Bodine: I found some interesting information about the legion command by Armand. This comes from a site on the history of Loudoun County, Virginia: The German Palatines who had immigrated to Loudoun County had settled a town called Lovettsville at the northern most point of the county near the Potomic River directly across from Brunswick, MD. The memories of their repression in their former homeland caused them to become intensely loyal to the cause of freedom, and it is said that almost every man of military age volunteered without hesitation. Because a vast number did not speak English, most signed on to serve in Armand's Legion, recruited by authority of Congress during the summer of 1777 when it commissioned the French nobleman, Charles Trefin Armand, Marquis de la Rouaire, as a Colonel in the American Army. Fluent in French, German, and English, he was the ideal canidate to command the German born ranks, and reportedly was highly respected and loved by the men under his command. This legion, with its ranks of Loudoun County soldiers, saw action in a number of battles, including the Seige at York. - End of info on Armand's legion. This new info might seem to point in the direction of John Bodine being one of the German Palatine immigrants, or possibly related to one. We cannot go too far with this assumption either since I think Armand recruited all kinds of soldiers. See the link at the top of this file to information about Armand. The Stutesman article also says that, under oath, John provided a lot of information about his family. Quoting the article, "He married Jane Marlatt, a daughter of Abraham Marlatt of Berkeley County, Virginia. (Her brother, Abraham, had served with Bodine in Armand's legion.) He listed his ten living children and described in pitiful detail his sad situation in 1825. He was counted in the 1830 Census of Franklin Township, Warren County, Ohio, and he died there January 26, 1834, according to a Warren County Court record (Journal #7, p. 85)." For this John Bodine, see Pension File #42628 in the National Archives. I later contacted John Stutesman and he sent me some new information on this family. It is copied below: John Bodine was barely 15 when he enlisted in an American rebel outfit, unnamed in his pension application. Probably he was then living in Berkeley County, Virginia, and it is very likely that he was kin to, perhaps a son of, the elder John Bodine who joined a rifle company of Berkeley County in 1775 and later served in General Washington's Life Guards. The frontier of Virginia, now Berkeley County, West Virginia, was first settled by New Jersey adventurers, Indian traders, such as the VAN METRE family. (John Van Metre of Somerset County, New Jersey married a Sarah Bodine) My guess is that the Bodines of New Jersey, pioneer generations out of Staten Island, came south into Virginia, in that movement. Marlatt's father came that way in the 1750's. John & Jane (Marlatt) Bodine were married about 1785 probably in Berkeley County, Virginia. My first record of them is in the 1787 personal property tax of Berkeley County, naming "John Bodigne". Of course, this may NOT be the man who married Jane Marlatt, but it is likely. In February 1796 "Richard Bardine" joined Abraham and Richard Marlatt to place a notice in the local newspaper protesting some actions by Abraham Marlatt Senr. As you may have noted in your life, newspaper reports can be misleading, so I am personally satisfied that "Richard Bardine" was in fact John Bodine, a son-in-law of Marlatt, acting with his brothers-in-law against the senior man. In April 1799 Abraham Marlatt (Senr.) made his will in Berkeley County bequeathing "all my estate both real and personal" to "my daughter Jane Bodine" (Berkeley C. Va. Will Book 4 p338; probated 20 March 1810). In December 1809 "John Bodine" was surety for the marriage of Jacob Miller to Hannah Bodine of Berkeley County. This was a daughter. The 1810 census of Berkeley County counted "John Bodine" at the head of a small household. In September 1818 "John Bodine Senr. and Jane his wife of Berkeley County, Virginia", he signing his name, Jane making her 'X', sold the 123 acres inherited from Jane's father. (I have considerable detail of this transaction which I will share with you if you are interested.) The Bodines promptly decamped for new land in Warren Co. Ohio, where "Jno. Bodine" appeared in the 1820 census in Franklin Township. He applied from there in 1825 for a pension as a veteran of the War of the American Revolution, and his service was attested by his brother-in-law Marlatt. John Bodine died there 26 January 1834. Widow Jane relinquished her right to administration. (Sadly, no obituary can be found today.) Jane died before 1860, probably in the home of some child. You have seen the data on the children of John & Jane Bodine in my article. I can add: son John was born 26 August 1795 and died 22 Nov 1846 in Berkeley Co., Virginia daughter Margaret was born 26 Jan 1797 and married Andrew STOUP (not Stout) in 1818 in Warren Co., Ohio. She died there 11 Feb 1863. End of new info from John Stutesman. I had some dates for his children's birth years, but I think these must have been someone's best guesses. I have put my own best guesses based on the order of children in the pension file (if it is the same as in Stutesman's article), and William's known birth date. These could be way off. The following info comes from a manuscript by Stan Ball (ssssball at aol.com): On 23 Sept. 1818, the Deed of John Bodine Sr. and Jane (X) his wife of Berkeley County to Joseph Granthan of same. For $5400. 123 acres 1 rood 38 ˝ square poles adjoining Adam Strayer's line, William Covenhover's, Philip Carnine's, Jacob Vandoren's lines. Jane Bodine is the daughter of Abraham Marlatt, Sr. and sister of Abraham, Jr. We also found from the a deed of Covenhovener neighbors to Abraham and Nancy Marlatt. "Between Abraham Marlatt Senior and Nancy his wife of Berkeley Co. Va. to Joseph Manner of same place. For $383.00 the said Abraham Marlatt, Junior have granted and sold a tract of land on the East side of Opeckon Creek, being part of a larger tract, said land adjoining William Rush and corner to Abraham Junior and Cowenhovers line, containing 20 acres and one quarter and 7 poles. ******************** Between 1820 and 1823 Joseph Cownover moves his family from Berkeley County Virginia to Wayne County Indiana. A record found pertaining to a Pension Claim for John Bodine, husband of Jane Marlatt, on 6 April 1823: "Wayne Co., Indiana Joseph Cownover declares he was brought up in Berkeley Co., Va., and resided there nine years after he arrived at the age of maturity. Joseph Granthan was considered to be in affluent circumstances but in 1821 his circumstances began to be considered precarious and soon after he was considred to be insolvent. Cownover left Virginia in Oct. 1826." ******************** On 26 May 1826 while living in Wayne County, Indiana, Abraham Marlatt declared in a pension application for John Bodine, husband of his sister, Jane Marlatt, that he had known John Bodine of Warren County, Ohio, formerly of Berkeley County, Virginia, since about 1782. Bodine was in the company of Capt. Bern [?] in the corps of Col. Arming. They were discharged at the same time at York, Pa., in the fall of 1783 and returned to Virginia in company. John Bodine had married Abraham's sister Jane. (See Revolutionary Pension application of John Bodine) ******************** John Bodine Husband of Jane Marlatt, daughter of Abraham Transcript Summary of Revolutionary War Pension File for John Bodine of Virginia: BODINE, John. S. 42628 24 Dec. 1825. Warren Co., Ohio. John Bodine of said county, aged 61 in September next, declares he enlisted for the war about the last of 1780 or beginning of 1781 and about March following by th special interference of Capt. John Kearney he was transferred to Capt. Kearney's company in the Virginia State Regiment of Col. Joseph Crocket. He served one year until the term of the soldier whose place he had taken by the exchange expired and he was discharged. He enlisted again about 28 March 1782 in Berkeley Co., Va., in the Independent Corps or Leagion of Gen. Armong [Armand] for three years and was in the company of Captains Lee-Bart and Breva. He was dischanged about 4 Nov. 1783 at Little York, Pa. He owns a mare, two beds and bedding, tub, knives and forks, plates and dishes, axe, pair of horse gears, two kettles, pot, five sheep, six old chairs, corner cupboard, saddle. He did not make an earlier application because he could support himself and his family with the means he had acquired in the prime of life. Since 1818 he has sold 120 acres in Berkeley Co., Va., to Joseph Grantam for $5400 in June 1818 (paid only $3468) and in Dec. 1818 he purchased a farm of 100 acres of Jacob Fox in Warren Co., Ohio, for $1000 specie. The balance of $1400 was to have been paid in 1821 but owing to failure of Grantam and the depreciation in the price of property, he was unable to meet the payment. A suit was brought and judgment obtained, but no property being found, a suit in Chancery was about to be commenced to sell the interest in the farm. He agreed to surrender his interest in the discharge of the judgment. The money received in Virginia was expended in paying debts and legacies; the land in Virginia was a legacy bequeahed by Abraham Marlatt, my wife's father, one third to her absolute and the balance to her children. A part of the legacies were purchaed by him previous to the sale; the last legacy pair was in 1821 to Peter Bodine, which was discharged by giving a wagon and two horses. His wife Jane Bodine is about 65 and his ten children are Abraham, Hannah, Ann, John, William, Catharine, Margaret, Polly, Peter, and Lydia. All except Polly, who is of age, live with him. 23 Sept. 1818. Deed of John Bodine Sr. and Jane (X) his wife of Berkeley County to Joseph Granthan of same. For $5400. 123 acres 1 rood 38 ˝ square poles adjoining Adam Strayer's line, William Covenhover's, Philip Carnine's, Jacob Vandoren's lines. 11 Jan 1819. Deed of Jacob (X) Fox of Warren Co., Ohio, to John Bodine of same. For $2400. 90 acres, part of West ˝ of Section 28, Township 3, Range 4. 6 April 1799. Will of Abraham (A M) Morlatt, Sr. of Berkeley Co., Va. To sons Abraham Morlatt and Richard Morlatt who have received their full shares, 5 shillings each. To daughter Jane Bodine and her children all my estate. My granddaughter Elizabeth, the natural daughter of my daughter Jane, shall have L50. Adrian Wynkoop, Jacob Vandoren and Henry Bedinger, executors. Witnesses: John Blackford, Jacob Long, Henry Bedinger. Proved 20 March 1810. 3 June 1822. Warren Co., Ind. Jacob Fox brings suit to recover $1508.39 from John Bodine. Returned by Shefiff; no goods, chattles, lands or renements found whereon to levy. 26 May 1826. Wayne Co., Ind. Abraham (X) Marlatt of said county declares he has known John Bodine of Warren Co., Ohio, formerly of Berkeley Co., Va., since about 1782. Bodine was in the company of Capt. Breno [?] in the corps of Col. Armong. They were discharged at the same time at York, Pa., in the fall of 1783 and returned to Virginia in company. 15 June 1826. Warren Co., Ohio. John Bodine declares Michael Moors who served with him in Armand's corps removed to Kentucky. 18 Aug. 1826. Warren Co., Ohio. Peter Bodine declares he went to Virginia with his father John Bodine in the fall of 1822 to collect the balance of money due in the sale of land to Joseph Grantham. He detained them in Berkeley County two months on various pretexes but then informed them he was unable to pay. Grantham is totally insolvent. 6 Oct. 1826. Warren Co., Ohio. John (X) Sagasur, aged about 60, declares his father and the father of John Bodine lived within half a mile of each other in Virginia. He saw John Bodine in service at least twice. It was said he was with some French Troops. [Concerning the info above, I wrote to Stan Ball and he sent me some stuff that I am pasting below (paragraphs beginning with a "*"). It doesn't mention any Sagasur's, but the land described below could very well be that mentioned by John Sagasur above. *A review of the notes taken in addition to those previously sent indicate that the land that Abraham Marlatt Sr. purchased was from the Fairfax Grants of 1763 and 1766 given to Moses Keywood. This land was described by Abraham Sr. as being located 3 miles from Martinsburg and 7 miles from Shepherdstown on the east side of Opequin Creek. The Keywood Grant describes the land in "metes and bounds" which is near impossible to locate since the trees died and the rocks were moved. It does include some owners of adjacent property which indicates that the families Beller, Williams, Van Meter, Chaplin, Newland, Burdine, Linder and Cowenhover lived in the vicinity. *The closest name to Bodine was John Burdine in the 1766 grant. *In 1772 John Covenhoven Sr. purchased 324 acres in Berkeley County for 350 Virginia Pounds from a John and Ann Borden. This also could be another spelling of Bodine. *The grandson of John Covenhoven, Joseph, married Mary Marlatt, the daughter of Abraham Jr and Ann Linder. John Covenhoven was born and married in Middlesex NJ and migrated to Virginia via Pennsylvania and Maryland sometime between 1752 and 1771.] 6 April 1827. Wayne Co., Ind. Joseph Cownover declares he was brought up in Berkeley Co., Va., and resied there nine years after he arrived at the age of maturity. Joseph Granthan was considered to be in affluent circumstances but in 1821 his circumstances began to be considered precarious and soom after he was considred to be insolvent. Cownover left Virginia in Oct. 1826. 5 Dec. 1827. Warren Co., Ohio. John Bodine declares his wife was entitled to only one-eleventh of the land left her by her father since she has ten children living. He bought shares of some but has been unable to pay equal proportions to the young;er children. 14 June 1827. Martinsburg Gazette & Public Advetiser, contains a list of the accounts of the Overseers of the Poor of Berkeley County, 1826-27, and an extensive list of delingquent taxpayers (including Joseph Grantham). In addition to the various advertisements of land and articles for sale there is one obituary: "Departed this life, on Wednesday the 6th inst. At the house of Doct. Newman in Romney, Mr. George Porterfield, jun. Of Berkeley. This gentleman had for twelve months past laboured under the most distressing alienation of mind, in consequence of a diseased state of the liver….. John Bodine of Warren Co., Ohio, private in the company of Capt. Lee-Bart in the regiment of Col. Armand in the Virginia Line one year from 1782 to 4 Nov. 1783, was placed on the Ohio pension roll at $8 per month from 15 Dec. 1827 under the Acts of 1818 and 1820. Certidicate [no number shown] was issued 22 Dec. 1827. Notes on Pension Application of John Bodine: Capt. Lee-Bart is actually Capt. LeBrun de Bellecoeur, a Frenchman. Abraham Marlatt, brother of Jane (Marlatt) Bodine enlisted in Winchester, Virginia, during a recruiting drive by Armand at that time. The Joseph Cownover who gave a deposition on 6 April 1827 is the son-in-law of Abraham Marlatt having married Abraham's daughter Mary. Joseph's daughter Lydia is my great-grandmother. I do not know why the obituary of George Porterfield was included in the application. End of info from Stan Ball. There is a John Bodine listed on the 1820 and 1830 Censuses of Franklin Township, Warren County, Ohio (pages 212 and 196). In the book Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index, by Carol Willsey Bell, C.G., there is a reference to the will or estate papers for a John Bodine in Warren County. The date of the papers is 1834. The references given are "ed1/2 p56,wb5 p 621,bx65#15np". These should be investigated to see if they have any genealogical info. In the book mentioned above, there is also a will or estate for a William Bodine in Warren County from the year 1847. References given are "ed1 p183,wbB p5,bx31". This could be a relative of John's. A source that mentions the Bodine and Marlatt families comes from "First Settlers of Ye Plantations of Piscataway and Woodsridge Olde East New Jersey," part 4 , page 190. Included there is an article called "The Early Settlers of Somerset County NJ." This article lists early settlers, mostly of Dutch extraction, who arrived from Long Island between 1681 and 1699. It can be found on the Internet at: "http://www.rootsweb.com/~njsomers/early-settlers-1681-1699.htm". It is maintained by Heather Joens DeGeorge. This site refers to Josias Merlet. Surnames mentioned include Bodine, Fonteyn, Jansen, Merlet, Van Nest, and Voorhees. Here is some info about a William Marts that could apply to this John Bodine. It shows that veterans from the Revolutionary War were migrating to the Warren County, Ohio area. RW Pension Application (S-2724) Warren Co., OH, 3 Oct 1832 William MARTS of Hamilton Twp., Warren Co., OH, aged 68 years, 10 months, entered the service in (Amwall) (sic) Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ in May 1780, being about 16 years old, under Capt. Philip SNOOK; he served 18 days. He re-entered the service about 20 Jun 1780, under Ensign Peter ROCKAFELLOW. Abner HICKSON, Peter SNOOK, William HERDER, John RUDMAN, John BORDINE/BODINE, Samuel CORWIN, Amos SUTTON, Samuel DANBURY and William BELL/BULL, a foreigner, were all engaged at the same time. In Jan., 1781, he enlisted in Capt. David SMALLEY's company. In Sep., 1780, he was under Capt. RANDOLPH of the VA Line. Abner HICKSON hired a substitute named George REED. He was discharged 1 Jan 1781. On 15 Jul 1781, he was attached to Capt. Ralph GUILD's company, and was discharged at the end of Oct., 1781; he lost his discharge on 4 Nov 1791 at St. CLAIR's defeat where he lost everything in the world. By the 1830 census, William was living in Warren Co., OH. He was enumerated in the Hamilton Twp. census as William MARTZ and in his household were one male 60-70 yrs.; one female 30-40 yrs.; and one female 60-70 yrs. The will of William Marts, of Hamilton Twp., Warren Co., OH, signed 10 Sep 1842, & pro. 4 Nov 1844, named executor Peter W. SNOOK. The widow was Elizabeth Marts and the heir was son-in-law James HIXSON. A notation to the will abstract states Wm. was a Col. late of Montgomery Co., IN. James HIXSON and Abigail MARTS married in Hunterdon Co., NJ, 9 Sep 1807. Peter W. SNOOK was the grandson of John (3) SNOOK, Jr. End of info about William Marts.

From: acacat17 at aol.com
Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2009

... This one was very interesting because it details Ann Marlatt (Jane Marlatt-Bodine's mother) as having died 11 December 1850 in Fountain County, Indiana --- I just wonder now about the death location of Jane Marlatt??? Perhaps she also came over to Fountain County with some of her children after the death of John Bodine in Warren County?

Best Wishes, Jan Bodine

http://files.usgwarchives.net/in/fountain/pensions/rev/marlett-a.txt

From: Acacat17 at aol.com
Sent: Friday, December 04, 2009

Hello again Gentlemen,

In reviewing the History of Fountain County, Indiana - 1881 - I have found a biography of a Joseph Sines. As I need to return this book to Marvin very soon, I thought I would copy this biography here for your reference -- just on the possibility that this may become significant. The Book of Voorhees says that the John Bodine son of John and Phoebe Voorhees-Bodine had married an unknown Stine or Styne. Dave mentioned once that the surname may possibly have been Sine, as this was a common name near the Bodine family at that time. I believe that John Bodine is one and the same man as the man who was the father of the Fountain County, Indiana Bodines, and I just thought it might be significant to find one of the Sines living in Fountain County, IN - also - these Sines first lived in Ross County, Ohio, as did the John Bodine who served on Washington's Life Guard.
Best Wishes,
Jan Bodine


From the History of Fountain County, Indiana - 1881 -- Mill Creek township - pages 397-398
written by H. W. Beckwith & Sons - H. H. Hill and N. Iddings, Publishers, 1881

Joseph Sines (deceased) was born in Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, August 2, 1779, and was a son of John and Barbara Sines, both natives of Germany, who lived in Pennsylvania. Joseph was married in Pennsylvania to Mary Ann Griffith, who was born in that state in 1802. They emigrated to Ohio in 1834, and in 1838 to Fountain county, Indiana, and settled in Scott's prairie. In 1840 he bought 240 acres of school section 16, in Mill Creek township, and this he settled and improved. He died August 29, 1878. He was a whig and republican, and was township trustee several times. His wife died in 1874, and both were members of the United Brethren church for many years. They had a family of nine children: Richard G. and John (born in Pennsylvania), Anna C., James G., Joseph (deceased), Mary A. and Samuel (born in Ohio), and George F. and Melinda G., natives of Fountain county, Indiana. Samuel served three years in the civil war, in Co.B, 25th Ill. Inf. He was orderly sergeant,and fought at Stone River, Chattanooga, and on to Atlanta, where he was discharged. George F. was born September 26, 1840, and was raised on the farm. He was married October 6, 1861, to Catharine Rayphole. She was born in Ross county, Ohio, March 16, 1843, and came with her parents to Fountain county, Indiana in 1859. Mr. Sines rented a part of the homeplace. He enlisted September 2, 1862, in Co. H., 63rd Ind. Vol. Inf., and served three years. He participated at Buzzard's Roost, Resaca, Burnt Hickory, Pumpkin Vine Creek, Kenesaw Mountain, Marietta, and Atlanta where he was wounded in the right hip. He was taken to the Knoxville hospital, then sent home. In six months he rejoined his regiment at Fort Fisher, and fought at Fort Annison and Wilmington. At the close of the war he returned to the farm. In 1867, somewhat assisted, he bought eighty acres of land. He now has 240 acres, as well as 20 acres of the old homestead. He is a republican. Mr. and Mrs. Sines have seven children: Caroline, Barbara A., Samuel C., Sylvester B., Joseph G., Mary A., and Clara.

From Ronny Bodine:

SUMMARY: On 24 Dec 1825, John Bodine appeared before the Court of Common Pleas for Warren County, Ohio and declared he was aged "sixty-one years next in September" establishing his birth as September 1765. He wished to apply for a pension under the provisions of the Act of Congress of 1 May 1820 "to provide for certain persons engaged in the Land and Naval Service of the United States in the Revolutionary War" and had not applied earlier because he was able to support himself and his family under his own resources, but circumstances had since changed and now he felt a necessity of doing so. He stated he had served in various military organizations from Berkeley County, Virginia from late 1780 or early 1781 for one year and again from about 28 March 1782 to about 4 Nov 1783. He appears on the 1787 personal property tax list of Berkeley County as "John Bodigne." In Feb. 1796 "Richard Bardine" joined Abraham and Richard Marlatt to place a notice in the local newspaper protesting some actions by Abraham Marlatt Senr. It is likely that "Richard Bardine" was in fact John Bodine, a son-in-law of Marlatt, acting with his brothers-in-law against the senior man. In April 1799 Abraham Marlatt (Senr.) made his will in Berkeley County bequeathing "all my estate both real and personal" to "my daughter Jane Bodine" (Berkeley C. Va. Will Book 4 p. 338; probated 20 March 1810). In December 1809 "John Bodine" was surety for the marriage of Jacob Miller to Hannah Bodine (his daughter) of Berkeley County. The 1810 census of Berkeley County counted "John Bodine" at the head of a small household. In Sept. 1818 "John Bodine Senr. and Jane his wife of Berkeley County, Virginia", he signing his name, Jane making her 'X', sold the 123 acres inherited from Jane's father. By 11 Jan 1819, the Bodines had relocated to Warren County, Ohio on which date John Bodine sold 90 acres of land to Jacob Fox, also of Warren County, and where "Jno. Bodine" appeared in the 1820 census in Franklin Township, Warren County. And so, it was here on this date, 25 Dec 1825, that he applied for a pension as a veteran of the War of the American Revolution, and his service was attested by his brother-in-law Marlatt. John Bodine died there 26 Jan 1834. It was not until 21 Nov 1834 that letters of administration were issued to Coonrod Snider on the estate of John Bodine, decd. (Warren County Bonds, vol. 2 [1831-1850], p. 134.)

The declaration by John Bodine attesting to his birth in Sept. 1765 fits in with an entry in The Docket of Jacob Van Noorstrand, published in the Genealogy Magazine of New Jersey, vol. 42, p. 100: son , born 30 September 1765. On 3 February 1766, Hannah Van Sickeln appeared before Jacob Van Noorstrand, of the Somerset County court and stated she was delivered of a male child on 30th Sept last and John Bodyne of Hunterdon County, cooper, is the father. A warrant was sworn for Bodyne. On 17 February 1766, John Bodine of Reading, Hunterdon County, was directed to appear at the next quarter session in Somerset County to answer to charges of fornication. Peter Bodine, of Hunterdon County, acted as surety.

Here, the parents of John Bodine are named as John Bodine, cooper, of Hunterdon County, New Jersey and Hannah Van Sickeln. The fact that this was filed with the Somerset County court affirms that Hannah Van Sickelyn lived there whereas John Bodine lived in neighboring Hunterdon County. Peter Bodine, also of Hunterdon County, who provided the surety, was surely John's brother. Two John and Peter Bodine sets of brothers are known from this time period. John Bodine (c1730-1770) and Peter Bodine (c1726-1783), both born in Somerset County and sons of Abraham Bodine and Adriaentje (Jantien) Jansen/Johnson; and John Bodine (1744-?) and Peter Bodine (1736-?), also born in Somerset County, sons of John Bodine (1712-1747) and Catherine (Kate) Laboyteaux. Of the latter two, little is known beyond the records of their baptisms, whereas for the former two such is not the case. Both John Bodine and Peter Bodine died in Somerset County where the former's estate was administered upon in Sept. 1770 and the latter's in July 1783. The fact that John Bodine named his first son Abraham, the name of his grandfather and his first daughter, Hannah, the same as his mother, seems to add further support to the relationship.

From Revolutionary War Pension File of JOHN BODINE, S. 42628.
Certificate of Pension issued 22 Dec 1827 to be effective from 15 Dec 1827 at $8.00 per month.

Original Claim -- The State of Ohio, Warren County Court of Common Pleas, Seventh judicial circuit
On this 24th day of December 1825 personally appeared in open court for the Seventh circuit in the county aforesaid John Bodine of the county of Warren and State of Ohio aged sixty one years in September next ensuing who being first duly sworn according to Law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order obtain provision made by acts of Congress that he the said John Bodine enlisted for the term of during the War sometime about the last of the year 1780 or the beginning of the year 1781 and some time afterwards perhaps about the month of March by the special interference of Capt. John Kearney, who was personally acquainted with the deponent, he was exchanged and transferred to the said Capt. Kearney's company in the Virginia State Regiment commanded by Col. Joseph Crocket where the Deponent served near one year when the term of Service of the Soldier expired whose place he had taken by the exchange and transfer he was discharged, and afterward on or about the 28th day of March 1782 in Berkley [sic, Berkeley] County, Va. He again enlisted in the Independent Corps or Legion on the Continental establishment commanded by Gen. Armong [sic, Armand] for the term of three years and was attached to a Company commanded by Captains Lee-Bart [sic, a likely reference to Captain Claudius de Bert] and Breva [sic, a likely reference to Captain Augustine Briffault] and served in said Legionary's Corps until about the 4th November 1783 when he was discharged at Little York in the state of Pa., that he placed an honorable discharge into the hands of Moses Hunter of Virginia to obtain his land Warrant and which Warrant he never did obtain, that he has no other written evidence of his service.

And in pursuance of the Act of the 1st May 1820 I do solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th March 1818 and that I have not since that time by gift sale or in any manner disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring myself within the provisions the act of Congress entitled “an act to provide for certain persons engaged in the Land and Naval Service of the United States in the Revolutionary War”. Passed on the 18th day of March 1818 and that I have not nor has any person in trust for me any property or Securities contracts or Debts due to me nor have I any income whatever other than what is contained in the Schedule hereunto annexed & by me subscribed viz A mare, $40; two beds and bedding $20; one tub $1.50; knives and forks, $.50; plates and dishes, $.75; one old axe, $.50; one pair of horse gears, $2.00; two kettles, $2.00; one pot, $.50; five sheep, $5.00; six old chairs $2.00; one corner cupboard, $4.00; one saddle, $2.00. Total value of assets: $80.75.

The reason I did not make an earlier application for the allowance of a pension was owing to my ability to support myself and family with the means which I had acquired while in the prime of Life the following changes have taken place in my property since the 18th March 1818 to wit: one hundred and twenty acres in Virginia Bartley [sic, Berkeley] County sold to Joseph Grantam June 1818 for $5400.00 in the following payments viz $2500.00 June 1818 and paid in hand $968 to be paid in 16 months $966 first Nov 1821 and $966 on the first of March 1823 the two first payments amounting to $3468 have been recd. however a part of the $968 was recovered by due course of Law, and was paid by his Security entered into during the progress of the suit, the ballance amounting to $1932 is lost by the failure of insolvency of the said Grantam that in December 1818 I purchased a farm estimated at 100 acres of Jacob Fox of Warren County Ohio upon which I paid $1000, the ballance of the purchase money amounted to $1400, was to have been paid in 1821 but owing to the failure of Grantam and from the great depreciation in the price of property I was unable to meet the payment a suit was instituted against me for its recovery. Judgt obtained Execution issued and no property being found and suit was about to commenced in chancery to sell the Interest in said farm. I being convinced that the Land with the incumberances would not sell for one half of the Judgt by agreement I surrendered the interest I had in the said farm in discharge of said Judgt the balance of the money I recd for the Land and other property I sold in Virginia I expended in payment of Legacies and various other small debts in Virginia in removing my family to Ohio in prosecuting suits at law in Virginia and defending them in Ohio and in making improvements on the farm I purchased in Warren County, Ohio which was disposed of as aforesaid the legacy I last paid was in 1821 to Peter Bordine which was discharged by giving a Wagon & two horses estimated at $250. The land sold in Virginia was a legacy bequested by Abraham Marlatt, my wife's father, one third to my Wife absolute and the balance to her children a part of the legacies were purchased by me previous to the sale I am much afflicted with Rheumatic pains and am unable to labour. I have a wife living Jane Bodine who is about 65 years of age and more infirm that myself. We have had ten children to wit Abraham, Hannah, Ann, John, William, Catherine, Margaret, Polly, Peter and Lydia, all of whom except Polly who is of age and is yet living with us.
John Bodine
Sworn and Subscribed in open Court 24th Dec 1825
J. K. Wild Clerk

Summary of Affadavits:

23 Sept. 1818. Deed of John Bodine Sr. and Jane (X) his wife of Berkeley County to Joseph Granthan of same. For $5400. 123 acres 1 rood 38 ˝ square poles adjoining Adam Strayer's line, William Covenhover's, Philip Carnine's, Jacob Vandoren's lines.

11 Jan 1819. Deed of Jacob (X) Fox of Warren Co., Ohio, to John Bodine of same. For $2400. 90 acres, part of West ˝ of Section 28, Township 3, Range 4.

6 April 1799. Will of Abraham (A M) Morlatt, Sr. of Berkeley Co., Va. To sons Abraham Morlatt and Richard Morlatt who have received their full shares, 5 shillings each. To daughter Jane Bodine and her children all my estate. My granddaughter Elizabeth, the natural daughter of my daughter Jane, shall have L50. Adrian Wynkoop, Jacob Vandoren and Henry Bedinger, executors. Witnesses: John Blackford, Jacob Long, Henry Bedinger. Proved 20 March 1810.

3 June 1822. Warren Co., Ind. Jacob Fox brings suit to recover $1508.39 from John Bodine. Returned by Sheriff; no goods, chattles, lands or renements found whereon to levy.

26 May 1826. Wayne Co., Ind. Abraham (X) Marlatt of said county declares he has known John Bodine of Warren Co., Ohio, formerly of Berkeley Co., Va., since about 1782. Bodine was in the company of Capt. Breno [?] in the corps of Col. Armong. They were discharged at the same time at York, Pa., in the fall of 1783 and returned to Virginia in company.

15 June 1826. Warren Co., Ohio. John Bodine declares Michael Moors who served with him in Armand's corps removed to Kentucky.

18 Aug. 1826. Warren Co., Ohio. Peter Bodine declares he went to Virginia with his father John Bodine in the fall of 1822 to collect the balance of money due in the sale of land to Joseph Grantham. He detained them in Berkeley County two months on various pretexes but then informed them he was unable to pay. Grantham is totally insolvent.

6 Oct. 1826. Warren Co., Ohio. John (X) Sagasur, aged about 60, declares his father and the father of John Bodine lived within half a mile of each other in Virginia from the time deponent was 3 years old (as he was informed & believes) until he was full grown. He saw John Bodine in service at least twice. It was said he was with some French Troops.

April 1827. Wayne Co., Ind. Joseph Cownover declares he was brought up in Berkeley Co., Va., and resided there nine years after he arrived at the age of maturity. Joseph Granthan was considered to be in affluent circumstances but in 1821 his circumstances began to be considered precarious and soom after he was considred to be insolvent. Cownover left Virginia in Oct. 1826.

5 Dec. 1827. Warren Co., Ohio. John Bodine declares his wife was entitled to only one-eleventh of the land left her by her father since she has ten children living. He bought shares of some but has been unable to pay equal proportions to the younger children. That he also spent much of his money in moving his large family from Virginia to Ohio.