Notes for: Western (Westin) Berdine / Bodine

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1840 Census of Wilson Co., TN, p. 153: Berdine, Western - m 20-30, f 20-30 (1 person engaged in agriculture).

From: finch64 at [finch64 at]
Sent: Sunday, July 26, 2009
Subject: Bodine & Whitworth deeds in Wilson Co, TN

Samuel Mitchell of Bedford County, Tennessee to James Henderson 100 acres on Cedar Lick Creek. Witnesses : Thomas Whitworth and Claiborn Whitworth. 21 June 1808. Deed Book C, Page 158

Mary Holland give in trust to my friend Robert Donnell and my son Richard A. Holland 30 acres, etc. for the benefit of my daughter Dolly Barnfield and children. Witnesses : Ambrose Holland, Samuel Pryor, and Willie Whitworth. 7 June 1817. Deed Book F, Page 415

Joseph Johnson to Jefferson Bodine of Sumner County, Tennessee 149 acres on the Cumberland River. 25 June 1834. Deed Book P, Pages 323-324

Thomas Bodine to Mark Jackson 96 acres on Beasley's Bend. December 1839. Deed Book S, Page 396

S. B. Murray, executor of W. C. Murray, to Western Bodine 86 1/2 acres in the 5th District. 12 October 1840. Deed Book V, Page 26

Richard W. Harris, trustee of Western Bodine, to James H. Mosley 86 1/2 acres in the 5th District. 27 October 1842. Deed Book V, Page 27

Tazwell Mitchell, executor of Thomas Mitchell deceased, to the heirs of John Bodine deceased 100 acres on Beasley's Bend. 9 April 1833. Deed Book W, Pages 375-376

Jefferson Bodine and others versus Wincey Bodine and others. 27 December 1853. Deed Book Z, Pages 500-501

Barry Jernigan
11663 Franklin Road
College Grove, TN 37046 (Rutherford County, TN just south of Wilson County, TN)

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