His name in the 1850 Census of Columbia County, Pennsylvania is spelled "Britain." His name on his tombstone in Union Cemetery in Catawissa, PA is supposedly "Brittian Bodine." He died on Nov. 7, 1854 at age 23 y, 1 m, and 25 d.
From Ronny Bodine:
Burials in Union Cemetery, Catawissa, Columbia County.
Brittian Bodine Died Nov. 7, 1854 Aged 23 Yr. 1 Mo. 25 Da.
Proof of Parentage, From: Columbia County Orphans Court Docket, vol. 7 [1859-1862], p. 413, 2 May 1859.
No. 2 Britton S. Bodine Petn. for Guardian. The petition of Britton Sylvester Bodine a minor child of Britton Bodine deceased late of the township of Locust in the County of Columbia by his mother Rebecca Stokes intermarried with John H. Stokes has prefered to the Court Respectfully Representing: That the petitioner is under the age of fourteen years and has no person legally authorized to take charge of his person and estate and therefore prays the Court to appoint some suitable person his Guardian for that purpose and he will & Whereupon May 2: 1859 Petition read and Joseph Stokes appointed Guardian bail to be given in $500.00 and Isaac Rhoads approved. (Bond filed with petition).
From Pennsylvania Federal Census Records:
1860 (31 Aug) Locust Twp., Columbia Co.: Jno. H. STOKES 28 PA Farmer, Rebecca 26 PA, Britain S. 6 PA, Mary A. 3 PA. [Note: Brittain was recorded under the name Stokes.]
1870 (18 Aug) Locust Twp., Columbia Co.: John H. STOKES 39 PA Farmer, Rebecca 36 PA, Mary A. 12 PA, Isaiah 7 PA, Henry 5 PA, Emma 2, PA, Anna L. 2 PA.
1900 (1 June) Alliance, Stark Co.: John STOKES Jan 1833 Germany married 46 years Cigar Agent, Rebecka Jan 1834 PA wife married 46 years 5 children born/2 living.