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This was from some time ago. I never received an answer to this e-mail. And I have no information to compare it with to tell whether or not this is a case of one line mixed to another. Maybe it will help. Carol Ann:

Thanks for your reply. This is not the same person then that I am looking for. I am not even sure Nathaniel's son's name was Thomas, someone wrote that it possibly could be. Does the 1830 Census name the individuals in the household? Who is the father of John and when was he born, where? When was Thomas Bodine born and where? Do you have brothers or sisters for him? Do you have any children? I have seen the Bodine name used with the Burdine name. Looking forward to hearing from you. Carol Ann

In message slaugther at writes:
Thomas Burdine of the 1830 Wilson Census is actually Thomas Bodine, son of John (died 1813 Wilson Co.) and Penelope (died 1847 Wilson Co.) Bodine. Some civil records have the surname spelled as Burdine, Berdine, or Bodoin, but the spelling that the family now uses is Bodine. Thomas removed from Wilson Co. to Montgomery Co., TN probably before 1838 following marriage to Harriet Searcy. 1 Apr 1838 list of letters remaining at Post Office, Hartsville, TN includes Thomas Bodine.

Dec 1839, Thomas Bodine sells 96 acres Beasley's Bend to Mark Jackson, Wilson Co. Deed Book S, p. 396 25 May 1852 Thomas Bodine of Montgomery Co., appoints Mark Jackson power of attorney to receive proceeds from sale of lands heretofore belonging to "my mother, Penelope Bodine" Wilson Co. Trust Deeds, pg. 167-168, transcribed by Partlow, pg. 160.

"Carol Ann Burdine" wrote:
Nathaniel Burdyne was born about 1753 in Culpeper County, Virginia to Richard and Catherine Tanner Burdyne. He married Anne Eddins/Edens. Their children were probably born in Virginia and possibly North and South Carolina. They had three sons, Samuel, Nathaniel and Thomas and six daughters but only Nancy is known. Samuel lived in Smith County as did his father Nathaniel.

But we find in the 1830 Census in Wilson County, Tennessee is Thomas Burdine, possible son of Nathaniel and Anne, age 30-40, with male five to ten years old, one male twenty to thirty years old, and a female 40-50 years old in the household.

I have no further information on Thomas or his descendants. Can anyone on this list help me? Is there any stories in the County Heritage books that might have information on Thomas and his descendants? Is there anyone on this list who can do a records search for me? Any help or leads would be welcome.

Thanks, Carol Ann Burdine,, 2040 U.S.Hwy.#12 E, Ethel, Washington 98542

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1830 Census of Wilson Co., TN:
Thomas Berdine: m 5-10, m 20-30, m 30-40, f 40-50

1834, Mar 24, Thomas Bodine m. Harriet Searcy, Montgomery Co., TN.

1838, Apr 1, list of letters remaining at the Post Office, Hartsville, TN, includes Thomas Bodine

1839, Dec, Thomas Bodine to Mark Jackson, 96 acres on Beasley's Bend for $200, Deed Book S., pg. 396, Wilson Co.

From: Barry Jernigan [bjernigan7040 at]
Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Subject: Bodines in Wilson County, TN Tax Lists 1827-1829

Research today at Smyrna Public Library, Smyrna, TN 37167 (Rutherford Co, TN)

from Wilson County, Tennessee Genealogical Resource Material, 1827-1869 Compiled By Thomas E. Partlow; 1997 Southern Historical Press; ISBN 0-89308-524-3; Card Catalogue Number HR 976.89 WILSON PARTLOW

"This book is Respectfully Dedicated To A Very Special Friend, Evelyn Wylene Pafford, Mount Juliet, Tennessee"

"This book is a companion book for the other books that have been done on Wilson County, covering the 1800's. It primarily covers the period from 1827 to 1869. However, it does include events prior to 1827 and past 1869. The book is unique in that some of the records are in private hands, and are not available to the public at large. I am referring specifically to the chancery court records and to the taxt [sic] lists. The tax lists are of value in that they provide a county census for the years covered.Thomas E. Partlow"

Wilson County Tax Lists 1827-1829 arranged by company and names listed alphabetically by surname within that company's list.

Name; Number of acres

Captain Chapman's Company
Captain J. D. Moore Company
Captain J. A. Dew Company
Captain Thompson's Company
Captain Edward's Company
Captain Bridges Company
Captain Gleaves Company
Captain Brown's Company
Captain Dillard's Company
Captain Organ's Company
Captain Bennett's Company
Captain Cumming's Company
Captain Winston's Company
Captain Shepherd's Company
Captain Chandler's Company
Captain Harpole's Company
Captain McKee's Company
Captain Moore's Company

Note: No Bodines or similar surname in any of the above tax lists

Captain Jackson's Company Tax List of 1827 including the following names in the alphabetical list:
Bodine, Jefferson; no number of acres given
Bodine, Western; no number of acres given
Bodine, Wiley; no number of acres given
Bodine, Thomas; no number of acres given

Other surnames in Captain Jackson's Company's Tax List of 1827: Bonner, Beasley; Bowers, Bundy, Carruth, Chalmers, Devise, Dover, Figures, Foster, Eason, Gibbs, Glenn, Hamilton, Harris, Hunter, Jackson, Jones, Johnson, Locke, Lynch, Lyon, Lester, McDonald, Moser, Mitchell, Motsinger, New, Petway, Pearson, Stuart, Smith, Sims, Shepherd, Taylor, Tarpley,
Underwood, Vaughan, Warren, Woodall, Wilkinson, Webb, Woodcock and Walton.

The full names of individuals are given but I was trying to use my time as wisely as possible. I can get full names on the list at a later date.

No Bodines or similar surname in the remainder of the Tax List of 1827:
Captain Daniels' Company
Captain Barkley's Company
Captain Braden's Company
Captain Bryson's Company
Captain Sharp's Company
Captain Pound's Company
Captain Barbee's Company

I'll give you the rundown for the Tax List of 1828 and 1829 in another post. No Bodines are mentioned in the tax list of 1828 at all not even in Captain Jackson's Company but some of the same surnames present in his company in the tax list of 1827 are still there in 1828. An indication that the companies were arranged according to neighborhoods. Also in doing research on the Chandlers and their neighbors in Wilson County, TN, when I compare the entries of the tax lists of 1827, 1828 and 1829 to the census of 1820 I find that the names are similar and roughly follow the same order as the companies of the tax lists. Again indicating that both the census of 1820 AND the tax lists were done primarily according to proximity.

Unfortunately the census of 1830 of Wilson Co, TN doesn't seem to follow any pattern of enumerating individuals by neighborhood. Luckily for Wilson Co, TN researchers we have the 1827-1829 tax lists to more closely narrow down where target individuals actually physically lived at least prior to the 1830 census. The 1827-1829 tax lists also sometimes indicate approximate
dates of death in that some entries are marked, "Heirs of PERSON's NAME" and sometimes the number of acres is given after that in those lists.

Barry Jernigan
P O Box 875
Smyrna, TN 37167-0875

From Ronny Bodine:

Thomas Berdine was living 1830 in Wilson County aged 30-39. In Dec 1839, Thomas Bodine sold 96 acres to Mark Jackson (Wilson Co. Deed Book S, p. 396). In 1850, Thomas, age 55, and Harriet Bodine, age 35, lived in Montgomery County. On 3 April 1852, Thomas Bodine, age 60, applied in Montgomery County for a bounty land warrant. He stated he served as a Private in the Regiment of Tennessee Militia commanded by Colonel Copeland, in a company commanded by Captain Provine. He was drafted in Wilson County in Feb 1814 and again enlisted as a substitute for Lewis Chambers in the Regiment commanded by Colonel Henderson (BLWT Application 18982-160-50). Company muster rolls show Thomas Bodine enlisted 28 Jan 1814 in Captain Alex Provine's Company, Colonel L. Copeland's Regiment. On 13 Nov 1814, Thomas Burdine enlisted in Captain Chas. Wade's Company, Colonel James Raulston's Regiment.

On 25 May 1852 Thomas Bodine of Montgomery County, appointed Mark Jackson power of attorney to receive proceeds from sale of lands heretofore belonging to "my mother, Penelope Bodine." (Wilson Co. Trust Deeds, pg. 167-168).

Harriet Gillis was 1st married to a Searcy and it was as Harriet Searcy that she married Thomas Bodine in 1843. After his death, as Harriet Bodine, she married William Stephens on 20 Feb 1858 in Montgomery County. In 1860, 'W. Stephens' was living with his family in Montgomery County. His family included Harriet, age 36 and Fredonia, age 14.

Try as I might, I cannot locate this 1850 census entry that shows Fredonia living with her grandmother. The two censuses I do have are:

1860 Montgomery County, TN
W. Stephens 30 TN
Harriet 36 TN
Fredonia 14 TN

1870 Warren County, TN
Cynthia Biles 77 TN
Harriet Stephens 52 TN
Fredonia Simpson 23 TN
Jno. Simpson 4 TN
Mary E. Simpson 2 TN