Notes for: Henry R. Bodine

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I am making a guess that the Henry R. Bodine who married Julietta Conklin is the same as the Henry R. Bodine, son of John and Tiney. The dates match up. I am also guessing that the Henry R. Bodine buried in Owasco is this Henry. I believe this Henry has a bunch of children buried in the Owasco Rural Cemetery. Among them might be a Phillip Conklin Bodine, William D. Bodine and others. His tombstone may say he died in 1901.

In the 1892 Census of Niles, New York, Henry is 79, Julietta 71, Mariam 35 and a Hannah Bodine is 86. Hannah must be Henry's sister-in-law, widow of Gilbert Bodine. She died in 1893.

The following has to do with some surrogate papers in the records of the Cayuga County, New York Courthouse.

From: Jessica Armstrong
Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2008
Subject: Thanks!

...I did find some new information at the Records office: Surrogate's records...


In 1829, Gilbert B Bodine petitioned the court for Hannah (17), Henry (15), and David (11) to live with Garett Pearsol in Sempronious (Gilbert was their brother).


Hope this helps a bit. Thanks again,


The following surrogate records were all grouped together in one box...

David, Henry, Hannah dated March 31, 1829 (This date must be for the surrogate record.)
all ages are of "date last past"
Hannah 17: May 11
Henry 15: Oct 15
David 11: March 20 (Gilbert B is his brother)

From: Jessica Armstrong [jess.t.armstrong at]
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008
Subject: Re: John B. Bodine


Hannah wrote her own letter wishing Garret C Pearsol of Sempronius be appointed her guardian until she was no longer a minor. Henry also wrote his own letter asking the same thing. Pearsol was granted guardianship on March 31, 1829


Gilbert B wrote a petition in regards to "John Bodine, late of Sempronius, died without leaving any last will and testament...left considerable estate and one infant child, David. Your petitioner is a brother of said infant...[and] desirous that Garret C Pearsol be appointed guardian" The request was granted March 31, 1829...Pearsol was also appointed guardian of Henry and Hannah. A Mr. something Tallman was also given guardianship...

I think this is in regards to John Bodine's estate...


From: Jessica Armstrong
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Subject: Re: John B. Bodine - Abraham born June 1819


I did find this today: I went through and looked at John Bodine's papers again:
John Bodine d 1826. He died without a will.

Interested parties are John G Bodine (oldest son, of Mt. Morris); Anna, wife of William Sutphen of Lyons; Elisabeth, wife of Lewis Tallman of Owasco; Gilbert (B) Bodine of Owasco; Mariah Bodine of Owasco; Abraham (B) Bodine of Owasco; Hannah Bodine of Owasco; Henry and David Bodine of Sempronius. The "last three [are] udner the age of 21...Garret Pearsol of Sempronius is their guardian....[all] children of said deceased [John Bodine]."

The account wasn't settled until 1832.

I included the middle initials in () because they aren't in the actual letters, but rather in the signatures at the bottom of the petition to have the account settled.



From Ronny Bodine:

Henry R. Bodine lived in Cayuga County from 1850 until his death. In June 1850 he lived in Niles, aged 26, with his wife Julietta 29, and children Calista M. 7 and David T. 2. In June 1860 in Niles, he was aged 46 and living with Julietta 38, and children Calista M. 17, David T. 12, Philip C. 10, Marian A. 6. In June 1870, he lived in Owasco, aged 56, with Julietta 48, and children David D. 22, Philip C. 20 and Marian A. 15. In June 1880, in Owasco, aged 66, he lived with his wife Julietta, 59, and children Conklin, 28 and Mariam A., 25. In 1900, Henry Bodine, age 86 and widowed, lived with his son Conklin in Owasco.