Notes for: Benjamin Bodine

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I figured that Benjamin Bodine, BK#17719, must have been another Benjamin Bodine, BK#16924, I had in my data. His (#17719's) son Francis had the middle name "Millard." This is the same name as that of Hannah Millard/Miller, the wife of Francis Bodine, a brother of Benjamin (#16924). Later I was sent information from New England Famililes Genealogical and Historical saying that indeed Benjamin Bodine was a grandson of William Bodine, the pioneer of Montgomery, Orange County New York and that he had married Susannah Kimbark.

LDS info lists a William Bodine, son of Benjamin Bodine and Susannah Kimbergh. William was born on January 7, 1807 in Montgomery, Orange County, New York. (He may have been baptized on January 9 at the Montgomery DRC.)

Later, I received more info from Ralph Weller at WellGen@aol.com giving quite a bit of info on this Benjamin, his children and his grandchildren. His info confirmed quite a few guesses I have made about marriages for Benjamin's children.

Ralph Weller wrote that Charles Bodine says both are buried in Middletown. He did not find a stone in Hilllside Cemetery (?). See the Millspaugh book, p. 308. It says his will is in Orange County Book P, p. 343, dated February 13, 1847. See also Port. & Biog. Rec., Orange Co., p.714 [children somewhat different ?].

This Benjamin Bodine is probably related somehow to Moses Bodine, husband of Hannah Newkirk, and to Sarah Bodine, wife of William Stitt. I'm not sure how, though.

The following data from the 1800 Census of Montgomery, Orange Co., NY could very well apply to this Benjamin Bodine. Here is that info:

Page 306

Family 12038
Bodine, Benjamin
1 Male of 26 & under 45
1 Male of 45 & up
3 Females under 10
1 Female of 16 & under 26
1 Female of 26 & under 45
1 Female of 45 & up
1 Slave

Vital Records Orange County 1847-1849:
Deaths
- 6/7/1849 Benjamin Bodine age 73 Crawford, NY Farmer - cause Dropsy

From Ronny Bodine:

From Brick Reformed Church of Montgomery, Orange County, Marriages:
13 Dec 1796: Benjamin Bodine and Susannah Kimbergh.

From Brick Reformed Church of Montgomery, Orange County, Baptisms 1734-1859:
Maria, born 4 Oct 1797 to Benjamin Bodine & Susannah Cimbergh.
Hannah, born 8 Nov 1798 to Benjamin Bodine & Susannah Kimbergh.
Delala, born 11 Oct 1800 to Benjamin Bodine & Susanna Kimberg.
Elsie Constable, born 10 Oct 1802 to Benjamin Bodine & Sarah Kimbergh.
Amanda, born 3 May 1805 to Benjamin Bodine & Susanna Kimbergh.
William, born 7 Jan 1807 to Benjamin Bodine & Susannah Kimbergh.
George, born 23 Jan 1809 to Benjamin Bodine & Susannah Kimberg.
Malinda, born 10 April 1811 to Benjamin Bodine & Susanna Kimbergh.
Elizabeth Low, born 15 April 1813 to Benjamin Bodine & Susannah Kimbergh.
John Hammond, born 8 May 1815 to Benjamin Bodine & Susannah Kimbergh.
Francis Millard, born 28 March 1818 to Benjamin Bodine & Susan Kimback.
Susan Linda, born 7 Nov 1823 to Benjamin Bodine & Susan Kimback.

From Brick Reformed Church Cemetery of Montgomery, Orange County, Deaths 1829-1858:
7 June 1849: Benjamin Bodine--aged 75.

From Orange County Deaths, 1847-1849:
7 June 1849 at Crawford: Benjamin Bodine, 73, farmer, dropsy.

From New York Federal Census Records:
1850 Wallkill, Orange Co.: Susan BODINE 74 NY, Elsa 47 NY, Susan 26 NY, Mary 16 NY, Hannah __ NY.

The will of Benjamin Bodine of Crawford, Orange County was written 13 Jan 1847 and therein named his wife Susannah, daughters Hannah, Elsey, Susan, Maria and Malinda; sons George Millard, Francis Millard and John Howard; grandsons Benjamin Newton Bodine and Benjamin Bodine Campbell; grandaughter Mary Welter Bodine, daughter of William Bodine. Son Francis Millard Bodine and Charles Buchanan were appointed executors. A codicil was written 7 June 1849. Notification was sent out to the heirs: Elsey and Susan Bodine of Crawford, Orange County; Lucas and Maria Millspaugh and George Bodine of Montgomery, Orange County; John and Melinda Campbell of Minisink, Orange County, John H. Bodine of Brooklyn, Kings County; and William Bodine of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan. The will was proved 27 Aug 1849. [Orange County Wills, vol. P [1848-1849], pp. 343-349.]

The will of Susan Bodine of Wallkill, Orange County was written 7 Jan 1853 and therein named her son Francis M. Bodine, daughters Malinda Campbell, Hannah, Elsy O. and Susan H. Bodine; grandsons Theron Niven Bodine and Jesse Francis Campbell; and granddaughter Mary S. Bodine, daughter of son William Bodine. Friend David C. Winfield was appointed executor. The associated probate documents appointed Charles J. Elliott of Goshen as Special Guardian of the minor heirs of Susan Bodine, they being Benjamin F. Bodine, George W. Bodine, Sarah Bodine and Carrie A. Bodine, all residing at Battle Creek, Michigan. Notification was sent out to the heirs: Malinda Campbell, Susan Bodine, Hannah Bodine and Elsie C. Bodine of Wallkill, Orange County; Maria Millspaugh of Montgomery, Orange County; Francis M. Bodine of Crawford, Orange County; George Bodine of Brunswick, Ulster County; and William Bodine of Battle Creek, Michigan. The will was proved 19 Feb 1862. [Orange County Wills, vol. 27 [1862-18630, pp. 43-50.]