Francis Bodine & Abigail Unknown
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
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
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
Wife: Abigail __________
Born: at: Died: ABT 1755 at: Father: Mother: Other Spouses: PEDIGREE
SOURCES 1) Mathis gedcom at www.my-ged.com. 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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