James Bodine & Sarah Russell

Dorothy's ggg-grandparents

by Dan Reddell

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From Dave's Bodine Genealogy Web Site

Husband: James Bodine
Born: ABT 1747 at: prob Middlesex Co., NJ Married: BEF 1803 at: Sevier Co., TN Died: AFT 1810 at: Sevier Co., TN Father:Francis Bodine Mother:Abigail __________ Other Spouses: Mary __________ PEDIGREE 
Wife: Sarah Russell
Born: at: Died: at: Father:Daniel Russell Mother:Jeminah __________ Other Spouses: PEDIGREE
Name: Abigail Bodine Born: SEP 24 1803 at: French Broad River in Sevier Co., TN 1 Married: FEB 4 1819 at: Bedford Co., TN 2 Died: JUN 17 1862 at: Weakly Co., TN Spouses: Levi R. Snow PEDIGREE
Notes for James Bodine

The information in this file comes from papers furnished to Ronny O. Bodine, dated June 13, 1982, by Fred Moultrie of Salisbury, Maryland in July 1995. This was later added to information from Mary Ann Bodine Piper. There was a disagreement between
these two sources of information concerning who James first married. One says that it was Rachel Wilson. The other information said that James first married a Mary __________. The other information also said that it was James' father, Francis, who
married Rachel Wilson. (As for me, I will assume that Francis married Rachel Wilson since there seems to be evidence for this in a record from "Early New Jersey Marriages.")

It is contended that this James Bodine was born about 1747, probably in Middlesex County, New Jersey to Francis and Abigail Bodine. His mother died within a few years of his birth. In 1755, His father, Francis, then married Rachel Wilson and the
burden of raising her husband's children was hers. James is not listed as one of Francis' children in Sinnott.

Later, James' family moved to Little Egg Harbor Township in Burlington County and it may be that James met and married Mary __________ there. His son, Francis may have been born there about 1768. Soon thereafter, he left and went into Loudoun
County, Virginia. He lived in Loudoun County from 1771 to 1791. He was first included on the tax list of James Hamilton in Shelburne Parish. James was listed on the Personal Property Tax of Loudoun County in 1788 as was William "Langly" and William
"Langly" Jr. Sarah Bodine along with Nancy Longly were received as members of the South Liberty Baptist Church in May of 1827 (McMinn Co., TN?). It is believed that Sarah was James' second wife and that they were married before 1803 in Sevier County,
Tennessee. He is mentioned frequently in County Court Order Books involved in numerous suits, both as plaintiff and defendant. No record can be found on him after 1791 and no record has been located to indicate that an estate was probated. He
eventually settled near the French Broad River in Sevier County, Tennessee by 1805. It is there that he may have met and married his second wife, Sarah Russell, daughter of Daniel and Jemimah Russell. Their daughter, Abigail was born, according to a
biographical sketch published in 1881, "On the French Broad River in East Tennessee" on Sept 24, 1803.

Other "possible" children:
3. Hannah Bodine, b. 9 Apr. 1771, Loudoun Co., Va., m. Israel Morris.

4. Margaret Bodine m. 24 Dec. 1798, Loudoun Co., Va., James T. Moran.

5. Lydia Bodine, b. 1780, m. Jonas Moon.

6. Henry Bodine, b. 1783, bound out at the age of 8 in 1791.

James and Sarah lived on a plantation that her father subsequently devised upon her in his will of Sept 14, 1805 which came into her possession at his death in the following month. James Bodine received title to a tract of 29 acres of land on June
15, 1810 through an occupant land grant from the state of Tennessee based upon an act of the General Assembly of Nov 23, 1809. There is no
record of what became of James and Sara J. A fire swept through Sevierville, the county seat, destroying many buildings, including the courthouse and the county clerk's office and a large portion of the circuit court papers.

Here are some records that probably apply to James:

1778 BODINE JAMES Middlesex County NJ 002 New Brnswk S Wd November Tax List
NJ Early Census Index NJS1a337730

1793 BODINE JAMES Middlesex County NJ South Brunswick June Tax List NJ Tax
Lists Index 1772-1822 NJS1a337736

Doris N. Johnston sent me the following on January 4, 2000:

From the information I've been given by other Bodines, the sisters (Etha and Mary Ann Bodine) were daughters of James Bodine, Sr. 1740-1800. James Bodine was born in Westmoreland Co., NJ, married in Burlington Co., NJ, though his wife's name is
unknown. Their two oldest children born in Burlington Co. NJ were Mary Ann 1766, and Francis in 1768 (have had contact with descendants). Next were Hannah 1771 in Loudoun Co. VA, James Jr. 1772, Margaret (pr. abt 1774), Lydia (abt 1776), Henry, (abt
1778) and last Effie/Etha 1781.

SOURCES 1) This is from a bioraphical sketch published in 1881 in Goodspeed. 2) FamilySearch.com says she was married in Sevier Co., TN.

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