Notes for: Joseph Henry Bodine, Col.

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Trancribed from stones and cemetery records and contributed in March 1997 by Sharon Kerridge, Orleans Coordinator NY Gen Web, sak at The transcription says "2th NY VOL" (sic - 27th). I believe Col. Bodine was the head of Company K, First Regiment, U.S. Sharpshooters (see the biography of J.H. Burgess in "The History of Tuscola County, MI (Chicago, 1883)." Burgess was originally from "Yates County, New York." He is probably the son of Joseph Bodine and Elizabeth Creveling, but that's just a guess.

From Find-a-Grave:

Enlisted in Co. H, 27th New York Infantry as 1st Lieutenant on May 21st 1861. Promoted to Captain on February 10th 1862, Major on July 24th 1862, and Lieutenant-Colonel on November 21st 1862. Discharged on May 31st 1863 in Elmira, Ny.

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From Ronny Bodine:

Enlisted in Co. H, 27th New York Infantry as 1st Lieutenant on 21 May 1861. Promoted to Captain 10 Feb 1862, Major on 24 July 1862, and Lieutenant-Colonel on 21 Nov 1862. Discharged on 31 May 1863 in Elmira, New York.

From New York State Census Records
1865 (21 June) Mount Morris: Joseph H. BODINE 28 b. Genesee Furnaceman, Elisabeth 25 b. Livingston wife, George N. VINCENT 4 b. Wayne Nephew, Maryetta OSBORNE 29 b. Livingston sister-in-law single.

From Florida federal Census Records:
1880 (7 June) Enterprise, Volusia Co.: Joseph H. BODINE 43 NY Agriculturalist, Elizabeth C. 37 NY wife, Fred VINCENT 14 NY nephew.

Obituary, The Mount Morris (Mount Morris, N.Y.) Union of 8 Aug 1889.
Col. Joseph H. Bodine died at Geneseo on Monday of this week aged 52 years. We are indebted to Mr. Norman Seymour for the following sketch of his life: Col. Bodine was born in Orleans county, N.Y. He came to this village in 1856, when just attaining his majority and engaged with his father, the late John [sic] Bodine, in the laundry business and soon after organized the firm of Bodine Manufacturing Co., which for some years extensively manufactured machinery and the Turbine Water Wheels, &c. He was in the war of the Rebellion and went out in 1861 as Lieutenant in Co. H of the 27th New York and by his meritorious services was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel and returned in May, 1863, with his small band of war worn veterans whose welcomed to our village was one of the most exciting here of any event of the war. In 1867, he removed to Jefferson City, Missouri, and was largely engaged in the iron manufacture and was once Mayor of the city and also one of the military staff of Gen. Brown. Some fifteen years since he removed to Enterprise, Florida, and was extensively engaged in the orange culture. He was one of the prominent businessmen of the town and highly esteemed for his public spirit and generous impulses. Col. Bodine was a favorite of all who knew him; courteous, genial, a true friend, a man of unbending integrity; for several years suffering from a pulmonary affection he has fought for existence with a brave heart and with a noble bearing, ever patient, never despondent, but always abounding with cheer and hope. His death, though not unexpected, has saddened many a friend who will drop a tear to his memory. To mourn his loss he leaves a wife, whose devotion has been unwearied during the years of his impaired health, and he also leaves one brother and two sisters, Mrs. Curtis and Mrs. Hill. His remains were taken on Tuesday to Albion for burial.

Obituary, The Medina Tribune (Medina, N.Y.) of Thursday, 8 June 1893.
The death of Mrs. J. H. Bodine, widow of the late Col. J. H. Bodine, of Barre, occurred at her home at Enterprise, Fla., last week. The remains arrived in Albion on Sunday and were interred in Boxwood cemetery. [Note: Sunday was the 4th.]

Burials in Mount Albion Cemetery, Albion, Orleans County.
(Find A Grave Memorial # 79148472)
Col. J. H. Bodine 27 Regt. N.Y.S. Vols. 1837-1889
Elizabeth C. wife of Col. J. H. Bodine 1843-1893