Francis Bodine & Abigail Unknown

Dorothy's gggg-grandparents

by Dan Reddell

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The following info is from Dave's Bodine Genealogical Web Site

Husband: Francis Bodine

Born: ABT 1721 at: Staten Island, Richmond Co., NY Married: ABT 1735 at: Died: AFT 1775 at: prob Burlington Co., NJ Father:Francis (Francois) Bodine Mother:Mary (Maria Dey) Dye Other Spouses: Rachel Wilson PEDIGREE NOTES

Notes for Francis Bodine

He was born in Richmond County (Staten Island) around 1720 to 1725. Prior to 1745, he settled at Cranbury, on the border of Middlesex County, New Jersey. He had 30 acres of land surveyed in Tranquility Swamp on November 1, 1775 on Wading River, Little
Egg Harbor Township, Burlington County. This property was still in the possession of his sons Francis and John Bodine and Charles Newbold as late as March 16, 1820 (Burlington County Deeds, Book M2, p. 335). He died in Burlington County, probably at
his home in Tranquility Swamp, Little Egg Harbor Township. His first wife, Abigail, was the mother of all his children. She died between 1750 and 1754 probably in New Jersey. He later married Rachael Wilson in Middlesex County Jan 29, 1755. His four
known children were baptised at Christ Church, Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Sinnott also says he married Rachel Wilson, but she did not have the name of his first wife.

Sinnott says Francis was "a farmer by occupation, an Episcopalian by religious conviction, and the founder of the Bodine families of Philadelphia and southern New Jersey" (p. 165).

Much of this information comes from an article on Judge Joseph Lamb Bodine in "N.J. - A History Biographical & Genealogical Records," 1932.

His sons Joel, Francis and John appear to be the original Bodines of Burlington County, New Jersey.

In a new book "Heart of the Pines" by John E Pearce (published in 2000 by Batsto Citizens Committee, Inc., 4110 Nesco Rd Hammonton NJ 08037-3814), he says that Francis and Abigail may have also had a son named Thomas. No source was given. The book
said that James may have been their son and it did not mention Aphy.

The book also said the following:

In 1773, Francis II [this Francis] acquired a tract of 20 acres from Amos Pharo at Tranquility Swamp and a part interest in another 22 acre piece. Also in that year, James Pharo made a quit claim to Francis Bodine III for five and a half acres on
the Pappoose Branch. On November 1, 1775, Francis, Jr. purchased 30 acres at Tranquility Swamp in what became Washingon Township and moved to the vicinity with his three sons. The deed for this property is found in the Burlington County Deeds, Book M2,
p. 335. There is then some discussion as to which Francis bought the land in 1775. Francis III married on March 20, 1768 to Mary Rose (b. 1748).

Wife: Abigail __________

Born: at: Died: ABT 1755 at: Father: Mother: Other Spouses: PEDIGREE


Name: Joel Bodine Born: 1742 at: Cranbury, NJ Married: at: Died: MAY 18, 1826 at: Long-a-Coming (Berlin), Camden Co., NJ 1 Spouses: Mary Corlies PEDIGREE NOTES

Name: Francis Bodine Born: 1744 at: Cranbury, NJ Married: MAR 20 1768 at: Mt. Holly, Burlington Co., NJ 2 Died: SEP 27 1822 at: 3 Spouses: Mary Rose PEDIGREE NOTES

Name: John Bodine Born: 1746 at: Cranbury, Middlesex Co., NJ 4 Married: ABT 1773 at: Died: MAR 26 1826 at: Lower Bank, Burlington Co., NJ 5 Spouses: Mary Roundtree Ann Taylor PEDIGREE NOTES

Name: James Bodine Born: ABT 1747 at: prob Middlesex Co., NJ Married: ABT 1765 at: Burlington Co., NJ Died: AFT 1810 at: Sevier Co., TN Spouses: Mary __________ Sarah Russell PEDIGREE NOTES

Name: Aphy Bodine Born: 1750 at: Married: at: Died: at: Spouses: PEDIGREE NOTES

SOURCES 1) Mathis gedcom at Heart of the Pines says 1819. 2) Early New Jersey Marriages, #450. This is actually the date of the bond. 3) Someone gives the date as September 22. This date is from Sinnott. 4) His birth year comes from article on Judge Joseph Lamb Bodine. See DAR 63 110. 5) Another undocumented source says the year is 1827.

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