Notes for: Joseph Maddison Bodine

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Barre is located in far western New York just west of Rochester. Joseph must be related to William Bodine (BK#19389). Creveling information says he was from Mansfield Township in New Jersey and that they moved by oxcart to Genesee County, New York. It goes on to say that he was a farmer and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in West Barre, New York. They may have had seven children. I have six listed so far.

Here is the 1850 Census info from Genesee Co., NY. Joseph's first wife, Elizabeth, died in 1844; so I assume that Mary A. Bodine is his second wife. From the census info below, it looks like Joseph and Elizabeth moved to New York sometime between 1830 and 1834.

Bodine Joseph 50 M . Farmer 10,400 NJ
Bodine Mary A. 47 F . . . NJ
Bodine Mary C. 22 F . . . NJ
Bodine John H. 20 M . Farm laborer . NJ
Bodine Samuel C. 16 M . Farm laborer . NY
Bodine Joseph H. 13 F . . . NY
Bodine Ann E. 11 F . . . NY

At, he appears to be in the 1860 Census of Genesee Co., NY. He was 64 and born in New Jersey.

Joyce Cook (JCookie3 at sent the following info on this family:

1 Joseph Maddison Bodine b: August 16, 1798 in native of New Jersey d: May 23, 1866 in buried in West Barre Cemetery, NY.
.. +Elizabeth Creveling b: October 28, 1801 in NJ m: May 11, 1826 in Washington, Warren Co., NJ d: February 14, 1844 in buried in West Barre Cemetery, NY.

Joyce believes that Joseph is also related to Peter Bodine (BK#17696) and Abraham Bodine (BK#16612).

From: Michael Gesner [TSSC at]
Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2003
Subject: Hi & Ten Most Wanted

Hi Dave:

I'd like to congratulate you on all the fine work on the Bodines! I've only been working on my own tree for about six months now, but can still appreciate all the time you have spent.

On my side, I am connected to the Bodines through Adam Case (my 1st cousin who married Anna Bodine) and possibly Jacob Warman (I haven't been able to connect him with my Warman line as yet) who married Sarah E. Bodine.

On my wife's side, there is Joseph Maddison Bodine who married Elizabeth Creveling (Janet's 1st Cousin) And Adam Wandling Creveling who married Lydia Adeline Bodine (rtf file attached). As you have already found, when two family lines connect in the same town, they are "usually" related.

First, a little background: Janet and I live in the farm house that was subdivided from the Bodine Farm in 1970. William Bodine (b 1808) bought it from a Creveling and handed it down to his son and so on. A few hundred feet behind our house is a single grave, that of Samuel Creveling, who lived on the property before William Bodine. Samuel is Janet's first cousin! Strange Stuff! So our interest in Crevelings and Bodines is well founded.

Disclaimer: I don't pretend to know what I'm doin! But anyway, here are my thoughts:

(1) Joseph Maddison Bodine is "probably" related to Henry Bodine. Same town and both lines connect to the Creveling line. No proof, though.

(2) the "Maddison" middle name might very well be "Mattison". After his MOTHER?? At least Mattison is a real name in both Hunterdon and Warren County. AND, about 3/4 of a mile from our house was Mattison's Mill. I haven't really looked into this and maybe I will but have been too busy with other stuff.

(3) Where did Henry Bodine and Joseph Maddison Bodine come from? My guess is New York but I really don't have a clue. They could be brothers or Joseph could be his nephew? In the early 1800's, there weren't that many people living in Washington (Warren County), NJ: present day Washington Township, just west of the town of Washington. So, for these two to NOT be related would be mighty strange.

(4) About John Bodine (1755-1834). John could easily be Henry's father. Franklin Township is 1/4 mile from my property, the old Bodine farm. But, again, no proof! [Note from DB: I'm not sure which John Bodine Michael is talking about here.]

That's it for now - keep up the good work!

Michael Gesner
Washington, NJ
mgesner at

Here are some additional children listed for Joseph and Elizabeth ( I have my doubts that these are correctly listed. I would like to see the proof of this.

- Bodine, Robert M. (b. 1837 in New Jersey)
- Bodine, Theodore (b. ABT. JUL 1840 in NJ)
Spouse: Sarah, ? (~1850 - )
-----child: Bodine, Jessie W. (~1875 - )
- Bodine, Lydia (b. 1844 )

I think Ronny Bodine sent me the following earlier:

Abraham Bodine, in his will of 1876, having no surviving children, named his heirs as his wife Amy, and after her death his surviving siblings or their heirs. To fulfill the requirements of the will, it was necessary to identify all the potential heirs and this was accomplished in the subsequent probate. The following notice was published in the Albany Evening Journal of Wednesday, 28 June 1876.

The People of the State of New York, to Daniel Bodine, Pittsford, IlI, Kate Sutphin, Girard, Ill, Margt. Mason and Mary King, Perry, Ill., Melvina Pecare, Mendan, Ill., John Bodine, Tioga, NY, Hatue? Hill and Mary C. Curtis, West Barre, N.Y., Samuel C. Bodine, N. Oakfield, N. Y ; Joseph H. Bodine, Green Core Springs, Florida; Mary Ann Tyson, Philadelphia, Penn.; Rebecca Nixon. Washington, N. J.; Elizabeth Van Syckle, Phillipsburg, N. J., Daniel S. Bodine, Stockton, N.J.; Eleanor Creggar, Hattie Bodine and Lowe Bodine, Annandale, N. J.: Kate Bodine, Lima, N. Y.; Jane DeWitt, Scranton, Pa , Keith B. Humphrey, Charles W. Humphrey and John W. N. Bodine, Mount Morris, N. Y.; Mary K. Chapman, Dysart, Iowa; George H. Petty, William Petty, Whitfield Petty, Francis D. Petty, Jacob Petty, Sarah Petty, Alonzo Petty, Orin Petty, Ella Petty. Thomas Petty, Ida J. Petty, Margaret M. Petty, Lucius I. Petty, Lewis Z. Petty, John F. Petty, all of Wyant, Illinois heirs and next of kin of Abraham L. Bodine, late of the town of Barre in tbe county of Orleans, deceased.

Whereas Amy A. Bodine and Arad Thomas, executors named in the last will and testament of the said Abraham L. Bodine, deceased, have applied to the surrogate of the said county of Orleans for the proof of the said will which will related to real and personal estate; you are therefore hereby cited to appear before the surrogate, at his office in Albion in said county, on the 14th day of August, 1876 at 10 o'clock in the afternoon, to attend tne probate of the said will.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal of office, at Albion, Orleans county the seventh day of June, 1876. JNO. O. SAWYER, Surrogate

The named heirs, all living in 1876, and their relationships to the testator are identified as follows in the order of the births of Abraham Bodine's siblings:
1. JOHN C. BODINE died 1848. His heirs were his 6 surviving children: Daniel H. Bodine, Catherine Bodine Sutphin, Margaret Bodine Marden, John M. Bodine, Melvina Bodine Pecare and Mary Bodine King.
2. JOSEPH M. BODINE died 1868. His heirs were his children Mary Bodine Curtiss, John W. Bodine, Samuel C. Bodine, Joseph H. Bodine and the heirs of his deceased daughter Ann Bodine Humphrey who were her sons Keith and Charles Humphrey. Joseph's eldest daughter, Harriet Bodine Hill (1827-1909) appears to have been overlooked.
3. PETER BODINE died 1866. His heirs were his 7 surviving children: Elizabeth Bodine Vansyckle, Daniel S. Bodine, Mary Bodine Cregar, Hettie Bodine, Catherine Bodine Hill, Abraham Low Bodine (named as Lowe Bodine), and Jane Bodine DeWitt.
4. DANIEL S. BODINE died before 1846. One heir is named, Mary Ann Tyson.
5. MARY BODINE NIXON died in 1832. Her children were Elizabeth Nixon and Hester Nixon (1830-1874), wife of John Thornton Petty. As Hester was deceased at the probate of the will, her share of the estate passed to her children: George H. Petty, William W. Petty, Whitfield C. Petty, Francis D. Petty, Jacob Petty, Sarah J. Petty, Alonzo Petty, Orin Petty, Ella Petty, Thomas Petty, Ida J. Petty, Margaret M. Petty, Lucius I. Petty, Lewis Z. Petty and John F. Petty.

One heir, Mary K. Chapman could not be identified.

From Ronny Bodine:

From Genesee County, New York Deed Book 40, p. 380:
Deed of 19 Jan 1836 from 6 men represented by their attorney to Joseph Bodine of Genesee County, for $633, 150 acres in Township 13, Range 2. Recorded 7 July 1836.

From Genesee County, New York Deed Book 64, p. 20:
Deed of 5 June 1839 from Joseph Bodine and Elizabeth, his wife, of Elba, Genesee County to Abraham L. Bodine of Skaneateles, Onondaga County, for $1600, 65 acres & 81 rods in Elba. Recorded 7 Aug 1842.

From Genesee County, New York Deed Book 81, p. 94:
Deed of 15 July 1851 from Abram L. Bodine of Skaneateles, Onondaga County to Joseph Bodine of Oakfield, Genesee County, for $2000, 65 acres & 81 rods in Elba, Genesee County. Recorded 6 Jan 1852.

From Genesee County, New York Deed Book 93, p. 202:
Deed of 25 Sept 1851 from Joseph Bodine and Mary Ann, his wife, of Oakfield, Genesee County to Samuel C. Bodine of the same, for $3457.50, 77 1/2 acres in Genesee County. Recorded 21 Dec 1855.

From Genesee County, New York Deed Book 95, p. 71:
Deed of 1 April 1856 from Joseph Bodine & Mary Ann, his wife, of Oakfield, Genesee County to Abraham L. Bodine, of Barre, Orleans County, for $8400, 133 1/4 acres in Oakfield. Recorded 19 June 1856.

From New York Federal Census Records:
1840 Elba, Genesee Co.: Joseph BODINE males 1(0-4), 1(5-9), 1(10-14), 1(40-49); females 1(0-4), 2(10-14), 1(30-39).

1850 (30 Aug) Oakfield, Genesee Co.: Joseph BODINE 50 NJ Farmer, Mary A. 47 NJ, Mary C. 22 NJ, John H. 20 NJ Farm Laborer, Samuel C. 16 NY Farm Laborer, Joseph H. 13 NY, Ann E. 11 NY.

1860 (21 June) Oakfield, Genesee Co.: Samuel C. BODINE 26 NY Farmer, Betsey 25 NY, Herman 3 NY, Mary E. 1 NY, Joseph 64 NJ Gentleman.

The will of Joseph Bodine of Mount Morris, Livingston County was written 14 Feb 1863 and therein named his daughters as Mary C. Curtis, wife of E. Darwin Curtis; Hetty Hill; and Elizabeth Humphrey, wife of Walter Humphrey; sons Samuel C. Bodine, John H. Bodine and Joseph H. Bodine. Executors were his son Joseph H. Bodine and his friend Abraham Wiggs. A codicil was added 10 July 1865 wherein he noted his son John H. Bodine had died leaving an infant son named John Bodine. The will was proved 9 July 1866. (Livingston County Wills, vol. 8 [1866-1871], pp. 70-73)

West Barre Cemetery, Barre, Orleans County.
Joseph Bodine Born Aug. 16, 1798 Died May 23, 1866
Elizabeth Creveling, wife of Joseph Bodine Born Oct. 28, 1801 Died Feb. 14, 1844