Notes for: Peter Bodine

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I did think that a certain Peter Bodine was the son of Jacob Bodine and Elizabeth Sebring. However, no baptismal record had been found for that possible child of Jacob and Elizabeth. He is mentioned in the Somerset County Genealogical Quarterly, December of 1985, pages 233-237. Daniel Sebring, Elizabeth's brother, left his estate to several nephews, including "Peter Bodine" (NJW no. 635J). Since Elizabeth Bodine was Daniel's sister, it is assumed that this Peter must have been her son - and therefore Daniel's nephew.

The article went on to say that this Peter had a daughter baptized in 1752 at the Raritan church. That child, however, I had as the daughter this Peter Bodine, son of Abraham Bodine. Based on the email below and some other evidence, I will only put one Peter Bodine of these two mentioned above. I will delete the Peter who was supposedly a son of Jacob Bodine and Elizabeth Sebring and leave this one.

Here is that email about this:

From: Renee Dauven [promine at web-ster.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Subject: John (Jaentien) Bodine

Hi Dave,

...

Oh...and the Peter Bodine that is often included in the family of Jacob and Elizabeth may not have existed. As far as I have been able to learn, the only evidence for him is from Daniel Sebring's will in which Daniel refers to his "nephews" and his "son-in-law". Just as his language in the case of "son-in-law" actually refers to his step-son, Peter Bodine, I think that his language of "nephew" may actually include the category of "grand-nephew". Thus the Peter Bodine who is called a nephew is actually a grand-nephew, the son of Abraham Bodine and Ariaentje Janse. Abraham and Ariaentje can be proven to have had a son named Peter and Ariaentje was a daughter of Daniel's sister, Catryntje. Ariaentje was a niece to Daniel and any of her children would have been his grand-nephew.

Renee L. Dauven

***

Here is an abstract of Daniel Sebring's will.

1763 Nov 19 - Sebring, Daniel of Reading Twp, Hunterdon Co., NJ

Wife Catherine gets house & 5 acres. To Daniel McKinney 50, rest to nephews Daniel & Peter Belew, Mordecai McKenney and Peter Bodine. Son-in-law Peter Bodine and nephew Isaac Belew get apparel. Proved 31 Jan 1764.

A footnote on the bottom of page 20 of "Sebring Collections" states that Marietje's (Mary) husband, Mordecai McKinney, was an executor of Daniel Sebring's will. Daniel McKinney was also named. The rest of the estate went to other nephews named Daniel Belew, Peter Belew, Peter Bodine, Isaac Belew. See also "Colonial History of the State of New Jersey," v. 33, (1), 1928, p. 378, reproduced in "Genealogical History of Our Ancestors," compiled by William Kenneth Rutherford and Anna Clay (Zimmerman) Rutherford, about 1970.

Here is some new information that helps shed light on all this:

From: Audrey Shields Hancock [AudreyShieldsHancock at att.net]
Sent: Thursday, December 23, 2004
Subject: BODINE-LABOYTEAUX marriage?

Dave,

Do you know anything about this BODINE family? I am a LABOYTEAUX researcher. I have been trying to find information on Jean/John BODINE and his family.
Audrey

JEAN / JOHN BODINE

Little is known of John Bodine and thus little is written of him. His BODINE parents and family members are unknown at this time. It is appears he was married perhaps around 1730 to Catherine LeBoiteaux/Laboyteaux, dau/o Gabriel LeBoiteaux/Laboyteaux and Agnes Constance LeBrun. Their children are given as: Gabriel (probably named for his maternal grandfather), Caterena, and Johannes, but nothing is known of the children either.

See: Traders at Raritan Landing
http://www.raritanlanding.com/voices/traders.htm

Under John Bodine...mentions Paul Laboyteaux (partner of John Bodine) and Paul's sister, Catherine (John Bodine's wife) and John's & Catherine's children: Gabriel, Caterena, and Johannes, all baptized in the Dutch Reformed Church in New Brunswick as it indicates, " We were as close to Catherine's people in Piscataway as we were to my own right here at the Landing. " John & Paul were in business together by 1737, and John speaks of his wife, Catherine, being sister of his partner.

It appears that John Bodine died young, for it is said that Catherine is believed to have married perhaps about 1740 to Daniel Sebring and by her had no heirs. It would seem also that Daniel could have been married previously, but no other record indicates this as Daniel appears to be about 30 years Catherine's senior, and Daniel is said to have had no heirs listed in his will. A joint sponsorship of a child being baptized and witnessed by Daniel Sebring and Catherine Laboyteaux would appear to provide some legitimacy to the marriage.

Catherine's mother, Agnes (Lebrun) Laboyteaux/Leboiteaux married as her second husband, Roelof Sebring.

And here is another message by Audrey:

From: Audrey Shields Hancock
Sent: Saturday, December 25, 2004
Subject: RE: BODINE-LABOYTEAUX marriage?

[Dave,]

The following came from "freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bodine/n3895.htm":

Notes for: Peter Bodine
No baptismal record has been found for this possible child of Jacob and Elizabeth. He is mentioned in the Somerset County Genealogical Quarterly, December of 1985, pages 233-237.

Daniel Sebring, Elizabeth's brother, left his estate to several nephews, including "Peter Bodine" (NJW no. 635J). Since Elizabeth Bodine was Daniel's sister, it is assumed that this Peter must have been her son - and therefore Daniel's nephew.

The article went on to say that this Peter had a daughter baptized in 1752 at the Raritan church. Presently, I have that child as the daughter of Peter Bodine, son of Abraham Bodine. This could be incorrect.


Here is an abstract of Daniel Sebring's will, but I think it may have a mistake calling Peter Bodine "son-in-law."

1763 Nov 19 - Sebring, Daniel of Reading Twp, Hunterdon Co., NJ

Wife Catherine gets house & 5 acres. To Daniel McKinney 50, rest to nephews Daniel & Peter Belew, Mordecai McKenney and Peter Bodine. Son-in-law Peter Bodine and nephew Isaac Belew get apparel. Proved 31 Jan 1764.

[from Audrey] Might I suggest that this Peter Bodine was the eldest s/o Jan/John Bodine b 1712 (s/o Peter Bodine) & Catherine Laboyteaux, and that Daniel Sebring married the widow, Catherine (Laboyteaux) Bodine. So in reality...this Peter would have been the son-in-law (step-son according to law) of Daniel Sebring and thus perhaps inherited from the estate of his step-father.

I don't think it was a mistake.

Audrey

Note from Dave: I would agree with Audrey's conclusions here. Therefore, the Peter Bodine mentioned as Daniel Sebring's "son-in-law" in his will would be his "step son-in-law" if we could call him that. The Peter Bodine mentioned as his nephew would probably be, as I have mentioned before, the son of his sister Elizabeth Sebring. Therefore, these are two different Peter Bodine's mentioned in his will.

Sinnott says he later married Judick Bodine, the daughter of Abraham Bodine, his uncle, and the widow of Samuel Williamson. Sinnott also says he died without a will. If this is true, this Peter could be the son of Jacob and Elizabeth Bodine. See notes there. LDS says he married Judick Bodine Willemsen in 1751.

The following comes from "Early New Jersey Marriage Licenses, v. B, #99:

Peter BODINE and Johannes VOLKERTSE (Johannis FOLEKERSE) both of Somerset County... [bound to]... Jonathan BELCHER, Governor... 500 pounds... 5 Oct 1749 ...Peter BODINE... obtained license of marriage for himself and for Mary WARTNEKE of Somerset County, spinster... [w] Tho's BARTOW Consent of Abraham BODINE and Aryantye BODINE for "sun" Peter BODINE, 1 Oct 1749 Consent of William WARTNEBE and Secinche WARTNEBE for dau. Marry WARTNEBE, 29 Sept 1749.

From Ronny Bodine:

From New Jersey Marriage Licenses 1688-1800:
Somerset County. 5 Oct 1749: Peter Bodine & Mary Wartrebe.

From Reformed Dutch Church of Raritan (now Somerville) Baptisms, Somerset County, New Jersey.
Mareya, bapt. 19 April 1752, d/o Piter Bodyen & Mareya. Sponsor is Elisebet Bodeyn.

From North Branch (now Readington) Dutch Reformed Church Baptisms, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.
Elizabeth, bapt. 7 Oct 1753, d/o Pieter Bodeyn & Marytje. Sponsor is Judick Bodein.

From New Jersey Archives, 1st Series, Vol. XXXV (1939), Abstracts of Wills, 1781-1785, p. 48.
1783, 28 July. PETER BODINE, of Somerset County, cordwainer, died intestate. Administrator-Folkert Dauw. Fellowbondsman-Andrew Ten Eyck, both of said county, farmers. Inventory made by Andrew Ten Eyck and Abraham Bodine. Estate appraised at L16.18.0. [Liber M, p. 245]

Sinnott in her Annals of the Sinnott, Rogers, Coffin, Corlies, Reeves, Bodine and Allied Families [1904], p. 161, notes that Peter Bodine married 2ndly, Judick Bodine, daughter of Abraham Bodine, and widow of Samuel Williamson. Since Judith had borne a child shortly before April 1777, her marriage to Peter Bodine would have had to take place afterwards. It should be noted that his daughter Judith was not necessarily the product of this second marriage, the child could just as well have been the namesake of his younger sister.