Notes for: John Vought Bodine, Rev.

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Bodine Family 7/12/1928

Bodines Held Reunion: TRENTON, July 6-The twentieth annual reunion of the Bodine family was held in Cadwallader Park. After a picnic lunch the meeting was called to order by William H. Bodine, of Florence, temporary chairman. A letter of regret from Mrs. Joseph Bodine, of Washington, was read. A committee composed of Mrs. Joseph Bodine, Miss Elsie Bodine and Gilbert Bodine was appointed to present resolutions on the death of Rev. John V. Bodine, of Tallman, N. Y., president of the family association for 20 years. Officers of the association were elected as follows: President William H. Bodine, of Florence; vice president, Mrs. Joseph Bodine, Washington; secretary, Miss Elsie M. Bodine, Florence; treasurer, Gilbert Bodine, Rockaway. Eighty-two members of the family were present from Washington, D. C., Philadelphia, Woodbourne, Erwinna, Tullytown, Phillipsburg, Stockton, Florence, Jersey City, Kingston, Frenchtown and Milford.

From: Swanilda73 at aol.com
Sent: Sun, January 12, 2003
Subject: John Vought Bodine

Hi Dave,
I haven't contacted you for a while. I just received some information on my Van Houten line today and with it was some information on John Vought Bodine.

As you know, Anna Jane Bodine married John Franklin Young. Their oldest child was Violet Ruth Young (my grandmother). Violet married Herman Chester "Chet" Van Houten. Chet was the son of Glode Requa Van Houten and Ida May Straut. Glode was the son of Peter Van Houten and Adaline Sherwood. Anyway, I have been in contact with Rich Van Houten, who has his gedcom posted on ancestry.com. Rich has done extensive research on the Van Houten families. Rich just sent me the 1920 census for Ramapo, Rockland Co., NY. His reason for sending it was that Glode Van Houten's family is listed. I was very happy to notice that just below Glode's family, and living right next door was John Vought Bodine. I knew that John's father was originally from New Jersey. Bergen Co., NJ and Rockland Co., NY border each other, so I have many ancestors from both counties. I always wondered why the Bodines moved from the NY/NJ area to PA and then back again. Even my father didn't know how his parents met. Now, I have a guess. The census lists John Vought Bodine as head of household, age 77, widowed. Living with him were his son, William D. Bodine, age 39, widowed, and his grandaughter, Violet Ruth Young, age 26, single. My guess is that Violet went to live with them in order to cook and clean house for the two widowed gentlemen. Here, she met Chet who was living next door. They must have married the following year because my uncle was born in 1922. I have attached the census file to this email.

Also, after receiving this file from Rich, I revisited your website and was happy to find new editions. Thank you for all of your hard work. The name Ambrose Sharpless Bodine can probably be dropped as Anna Jane Bodine's brother. I never had any proof of this. I just remember seeing the name when I was a little girl. I haven't seen it again since. When I saw it, I was researching my mother's Sharpless line.

Best regards,
Deborah Thomas

From: Swanilda73 at aol.com
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2003
Subject: Bodine family history

Dave,
Some time ago, I told you I remembered that my great-grandmother, Anna Jane Bodine, had a brother named Ambrose Sharpless Bodine. I remembered hearing this name in my youth. It stuck with me because the surname Bodine is from my paternal line, and the name Sharpless from my maternal line. I could never find anything to confirm his existence, however. Yesterday, I came into possessions of some of my father's papers. There, I found a wonderful discovery. My father's "Young" cousin wrote him a letter. In it she sent a photo copy of a page in the Bodine family Bible. Here is what it says (spelling as is written):

John V. Bodine (handwritten above it is "Vought") was born October the twentieth in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourty two.
Margaret H. (handwritten above it is "Hughes") Bodine formely Kern was born September 14th 1845.
Ambrose S. (handwritten above it is Sharpless) Bodine was born July 25th 1865.
Anna Jane Bodine was born May 10th 1867.
Peter Beckner Bodine was born November 7th 1869.
Emma Elizabeth Bodine was born Dec, 5th 1872.
Frank Manhardt Bodine was born May 19th 1878.
Catherine Sigmond (I'm not positive of this spelling) Bodine was born May 19th 1878.
William Diener Bodine was born February 23rd 1880.
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Also written on the front and back of this photocopy was a note from my father's cousin which reads, " I have our grandmother's wedding book and certificate. Inside were two folded up, frayed, torn and yellow with age pieces of paper. This page was evidently torn out of an old Bible, where they recorded births. The one I have circled is our grandmother {Anna Jane}. I think you will be more than interested in her older brother's name, Ambrose Sharpless. Our grandmother's Baptisimal Certificate was the other "worn out" piece of paper. It took place in Columbia, PA, May 8, 1870 by a Rev. D. Beckner, Pastor of Catawissa English Southern Church. You will notice that they used the minister's name Beckner for the middle name of their next child. Our grandmother's father, Rev. John Vought Bodine, was a minister and he married J. Frank Young and Anna J. Bodine. The only ones I remember clearly were Emma Elizabeth who we called Aunt Till, Catherine, who we called Aunt Cottie, and Uncle Will, the youngest. Cottie's twin died of a young age. Because Aunt Cottie and Uncle will lived together, I always thought they were the twins (until I found this piece of paper.)"
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Now, I would like to find out if Ambrose survived childhood. I also wonder how William's middle name was changed from Diener to Dallas in records.

Hope you find this helpful,
Deborah (D'Lee) Thomas

From: Grgauamer at aol.com
Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2010
Subject: Bodine & Gaumer Connection ??

Dave:
I am impressedh your Work. Gaumer Genealogy that is on the net indicates that Mary Gaumer born on 12-22-1844 in Catawissa was married to John Vought Bodine. I believe that Mary died youing (abt 1863) The marriage would have been in abt 1861.Do you have any indication that John V. Bodine had been married twice? The 1870 Census of Montour Co, PA Shows a Geo Gamer (age 15) living with the Bodines. This could have been George W. Gaumer born on 2-1856. Georgw W. was a first cousin of Mary. Do youhave any info that could prove this Gaumer Bodine connection? I thank you for any help that you may givre me.

Gil Gaumer

From: rbodine996 at aol.com
Sent: Friday, September 24, 2010
Subject: John Vought Bodine

Gil... Perhaps looking to the marriage records for Catawissa County would provide the answer, though these are likely available only locally or on microfilm from the LDS.

...

Good luck,

Ronny Bodine

From: Grgauamer at aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Subject: Mary Gaumer

Dave:
I have it that John Vought Bodine was first marrief to Mary Gaumer in about 1862. Mary Gaumer was born 12-22-1844 in Catawissa to John Jacob & Phebe Gaumer...

Gil Gaumer

From Ronny Bodine:

From Columbia Democrat (Bloomsburg, Pa.): Married 31 Dec 1863 by Rev. Eyer: John V. Bodine of Catawissa and Margaret Kerns of Catawissa.

From Pennsylvania Federal Census Records:
1870 (6 July) Ambrose Twp., Montour Co.: ___ BODINE 27 PA, Margt 24 PA, Anna J. 3 PA, Peter B. 6/12. [Very faint.]

1880 (25 June) Locust Twp., Columbia Co.: John V. BODINE 37 PA Minister, Margaret 34 PA wife, Anna J. 13 PA dau, Peter B. 10 PA son, Emma E. 7 PA dau, Catharine S. 2 PA dau, William D. 4/12 (Feb.) PA son.

From New York State Census Records:
1892 Ramapo Twp., Rockland Co.: John V. BODINE 50 Minister, Meargaret H. 47, Anna J. 25, Peter B. 23, Emma E. 19, Catharine S. 14, William D. 12.

From New York Federal Census Records:
1900 (29 June) Ramapo Twp., Rockland Co.: John V. BODINE Oct 1842 PA Clergyman married 36 yrs, Margaret H. Sept 1843 PA wife married 36 yrs 3 children born/3 living, Peter B. Nov 1869 PA son, Cathrine S. May 1878 PA dau, William D. Feb 1880 PA son.

1910 (2 May) Ramapo Twp., Rockland Co.: Rev. J. V. BODINE 67 PA married1-46 years Retired, Margurite A. 64 PA wife married1-46 years 7 children born/5 living, Peter B. 40 PA single, William D. 30 PA single.

1920 (29 June) Ramapo Twp., Rockland Co.: John Vought BODINE 77 PA Retired Minister, William 39 PA son Laborer-Shop, Violet Ruth YOUNG 25 NY granddau Store Clerk

From New York State Census Records:
1925 Ramapo Twp., Rockland Co.: John V. BODINE 82, William D. Bodine 45 son.

Burials in Evergreen Cemetery, Ramapo, Rockland County.
(Find A Grave Memorial # 7415805)
Margaret H. Kern wife of Rev. J. V. Bodine 1845 - 1912

From the Bible of John Vought Bodine:
John V. Bodine (handwritten above it is "Vought") was born October the twentieth in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourty two.
Margaret H. (handwritten above it is "Hughes") Bodine formely Kern was born September 14th 1845.
Ambrose S. (handwritten above it is Sharpless) Bodine was born July 25th 1865.
Anna Jane Bodine was born May 10th 1867.
Peter Beckner Bodine was born November 7th 1869.
Emma Elizabeth Bodine was born Dec, 5th 1872.
Frank Manhardt Bodine was born May 19th 1878.
Catherine Sigmond (I'm not positive of this spelling) Bodine was born May 19th 1878.
William Diener Bodine was born February 23rd 1880.