He remained in Sempronius with his mother and sisters. Peter and Cornelius are mentioned as "my youngest sons" in Cornelius' will. I think someone has guessed that his middle name was "Cruser," but, if anything, it was probably "Cozyn."
According to the 1880 Census of Niles, NY, Peter was a farmer.
1860 Census, Cayuga Co., NY:
Bodine Peter C 55 M . Farmer 7,350 1,914 New York
Bodine Catharine 53 F . . . . New Jersey
Bodine George K 24 M . Farm Laborer . 150 New York
Bodine Elizabeth 17 F . . . . New York
Bodine Udolpha 14 F . . . . New York
From Ronny Bodine:
From: New York Federal Census Records:
1850 Niles, Cayuga County: Peter C. Bodine 45 farmer, Catharine 44, Caroline 16, Kershon 14, Elizabeth Ann 7, Eudolphia (female, 5).
1860 Niles, Cayuga County: Peter C. Bodine 55 farmer, Catharine 53, George K. 24 farm laborer, Elizabeth 17, Udolpha 14, Barton Winters 8.
1870 Niles, Cayuga County: Peter C. Bodine 64 farmer, Catherine 63, Elizabeth 26, Udolpha 24, Burton Winters 18.
1880 Niles, Cayuga County: Peter C. Bodine 74 farmer, Catharine 72 wife, Libbie A. 36 dau, Burton Winters 26 grandson.
The will of Peter C. Bodine of Niles, Cayuga County was written 20 March 1879 and therein named his wife Catharine Bodine, his sister Catharine Bodine of Owasco, his daughters Caroline Winters and Elisabeth Bodine, his son George K. Bodine and George's children Miriam, Albert and Eliasau ("a boy of 4 or 5 years"). Executors were Tunis P. Vanaisdale and George Bodine. A codicile was added 28 Sept 1881. The will was proved 17 Jan 1884. Probate notes Peter Bodine died o/a 1 Nov 1883. [Cayuga County Wills, vol. 30, p. 565-570]
The will of Catherine Bodine of Niles, Cayuga County was written 14 Jan 1889 and named only her daughter Elizabeth Bodine to receive her entire estate and appointed her executor. The will was witnessed by Abram M. Bodine. The will was proved 23 Nov 1891. [Cayuga County Wills, vol. 33C [1891-1893], p. 129.
Death notice, Weekly News and Democrat (Auburn, N.Y.) of 8 Nov 1883
DIED: BODINE--In West Niles, Peter C. Bodine aged 74 years, 4 months and 17 days.
[Note from Dave: This must really be 78 years, 4 months, and 17 days.]
Peter and Catherine Bodine were buried in Owasco Rural Cemetery. Their grave markers read: Peter C. Bodine Died Nov. 1, 1883, age 78 years, husband of Catherine Bodine. Catherine Bodine died Oct. 17, 1891 age 84 years, wife of Peter Bodine.