Notes for: John C. Bodine

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He inherited land in Ovid from his father. He then moved there with his brother, Abraham C. Bodine. He is mentioned as the oldest son in Cornelius' will. The will says he inherited land in Clarence, Niagara County, New York. John's occupation as given in the 1855 Census of Clarence, New York is a farmer. The family was living in a frame house valued at $400. Elizabeth's father was with them. He was 83 and born in New Jersey. John and wife came to Clarence in 1828 and her father in 1832.

From Ronny Bodine:

In his father's will he is called the oldest son and inherited land in Clarence, Niagara County, New York. He then moved there with his brother, Abraham C. Bodine. John's occupation as given in the 1855 Census of Clarence, New York is a farmer. The family was living in a frame house valued at $400. Elizabeth's father was with them. He was 83 and born in New Jersey. John and wife came to Clarence in 1828 and her father in 1832.

From Federal New York Census Records:
1850 Clarence, Erie County: John C. Bodine 51 farmer, Elizabeth 51, Hannah 21, William 19, Mary 16.
1870 Clarence, Erie County: Elizabeth Bodine, 70.

Estate of John C. Bodine of Clarence, Erie County, New York, Case No. 2025.
John C. Bodine died intestate on 23 May 1857 in Clarence, leaving as his heirs his wife, Elizabeth Bodine, and children Hannah J. Thompson, wife of Archibald Thompson, William B. Bodine and Mary W. Bodine, all of Clarence. On 18 June 1857, Archibald Thompson was appointed estate administrator. [Note: There is a one day difference in his date of death with that on his grave marker. The date stated in the probate records is used here.]

Burials in Clarence Center Cemetery, Erie County, New York.
(For grave marker photo see Find A Grave Memorial No. 76909956)
John C. Bodine Born Oct. 23, 1798 Died May 22, 1857

John Bodine is buried in Section 5, Row F, Lot 271, which contains a second unmarked grave and must be that of his wife Elizabeth. As Elizabeth Bodine was living in June 1870, but does not appear in the New York State Census for Erie County in 1875, it may be presumed she died during this period.