Some records say he was the oldest son (see the Millspaugh book). Other information says that a James Bodine was the husband of Elizabeth Crist. He is not mentioned in William Bodine's will (his supposed father).
From Ronny Bodine:
David Bodine first appears in the records of the Brick Reformed Church of Montgomery, Orange County at the 1782 baptism of his daughter Polly. His is also the earliest reference to the name David amongst the Bodines of Orange County. At this time there is no clue as to how he relates to the Bodines of Orange County.
"We the subscribers do acknowledge to have received from Major Moses Phillips of Ulster County the Certificates as Numbered with their sums annexed to our names respectively Witness our hands the day and date hereafter mentioned."
5261 Peter Crans 2.13.4 10 Oct 1784
5262 David Bodine 2.13.4 10 Oct 1784
David Bodine was a Private in Captain Hendrick Vankeuren's Company, Colonel Jonathan Hasbrouck's Regiment of Ulster County Militia, stationed at Fort Montgomery, from 29 July to 5 Aug 1777 and was paid 14s. 2 1/2p.
From Brick Reformed Church of Montgomery, Orange County, Baptisms, 1734-1859:
Polly, born 1 Dec 1782 to David Bodine & Elizabeth Crist.
Hendrick, born 25 Jan 1785 to David Bodine & Elizabeth Crist.
James, born 20 May 1786 to David Boudyn & Elizabeth Crist.
Roxany, born 18 Aug 1791 to David Bodine & Elizabeth Crist.
Adam Lawrence, born 11 Aug 1793 to David Bodyn & Elizabeth Crist.
Elizabeth, born 27 Sept 1795 to David Bodyn & Elizabeh Crist.
John R., born 11 Sept 1799 to David Bodinet & Elizabeth Crist.
From New York Federal Census Records:
1800 Montgomery, Orange Co.: David BODINE males2(0-9), 1(26-44); females 2(0-9), 1(26-44). Based upon this family grouping, the ages for the adults fit to David and Elizabeth and the four children would be Roxanna (1791), Elizabeth (1795), Adam (1793) and John (1799).
Burials in Brick Reformed Church of Montgomery Cemetery, Orange County.
Elizabeth Bodine Died Sept. 5, 1825 aged 63 yrs.