Notes for: Hannah (Hanah) Bodine

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I did not have a husband for Hannah, but I made a guess after reading a query at the Bodine forum. Roberta Jarvis Simpson posted a message asking for info about a Hannah Bodine, b. May 11, 1811 who married a John Westfall, b. 1813. I'm guessing that she was this Hannah since that was the birth date I already had for her. Roberta says this family ended up in Iowa and had five children: David, George, Charles, James, and John. Roberta agreed that her Hannah and this one were probably a match.

The following has to do with some surrogate papers in the records of the Cayuga County, New York Courthouse.

From: Jessica Armstrong
Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2008
Subject: Thanks!

...I did find some new information at the Records office: Surrogate's records...

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In 1829, Gilbert B Bodine petitioned the court for Hannah (17), Henry (15), and David (11) to live with Garett Pearsol in Sempronious (Gilbert was their brother).

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Hope this helps a bit. Thanks again,

Jessica

The following surrogate records were all grouped together in one box...

David, Henry, Hannah dated March 31, 1829 (This date must be for the surrogate record.)
all ages are of "date last past"
Hannah 17: May 11
Henry 15: Oct 15
David 11: March 20 (Gilbert B is his brother)

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From: Jessica Armstrong [jess.t.armstrong at gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008
Subject: Re: John B. Bodine

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Hannah wrote her own letter wishing Garret C Pearsol of Sempronius be appointed her guardian until she was no longer a minor. Henry also wrote his own letter asking the same thing. Pearsol was granted guardianship on March 31, 1829

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Gilbert B wrote a petition in regards to "John Bodine, late of Sempronius, died without leaving any last will and testament...left considerable estate and one infant child, David. Your petitioner is a brother of said infant...[and] desirous that Garret C Pearsol be appointed guardian" The request was granted March 31, 1829...Pearsol was also appointed guardian of Henry and Hannah. A Mr. something Tallman was also given guardianship...

I think this is in regards to John Bodine's estate...

Jessica

From: Jessica Armstrong
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Subject: Re: John B. Bodine - Abraham born June 1819

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I did find this today: I went through and looked at John Bodine's papers again:
John Bodine d 1826. He died without a will.

Interested parties are John G Bodine (oldest son, of Mt. Morris); Anna, wife of William Sutphen of Lyons; Elisabeth, wife of Lewis Tallman of Owasco; Gilbert (B) Bodine of Owasco; Mariah Bodine of Owasco; Abraham (B) Bodine of Owasco; Hannah Bodine of Owasco; Henry and David Bodine of Sempronius. The "last three [are] udner the age of 21...Garret Pearsol of Sempronius is their guardian....[all] children of said deceased [John Bodine]."

The account wasn't settled until 1832.

I included the middle initials in () because they aren't in the actual letters, but rather in the signatures at the bottom of the petition to have the account settled.

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Jessica