Notes for: Naphtali ("Nap") Bodine

Information on this family came from Donald and Betty Roach of Pine Valley, Utah. They may have been carriage makers in Ohio. This is mentioned in a history of the area. There is a Naphtali Bodine who enlisted for the Union in Ohio on November 1, 1861. He was 21. He served three years and was mustered out on November 9, 1864 from Vining Station, Georgia at the expiration of his service. He was in Company C of the 54th Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

From: Family History Services (FHS) [fhs at]
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Subject: Inez Bodine

Dear Dave:

I appreciate all the work you have done on the Bodine genealogy website. I am writing to see if you have any information that may connect my ggrandmother Inez Bodine to your resarch. I suspect she was the dau. of Napthali and Emily (STEWART/STEWARD) BODINE.

Below is a listing of some details of Inez. Do you have any information that would confirm this connection? If we can make the link, hopefully with primary sources, then I have more information on the descendants of Inez BODINE.


Douglas Duncan Meredith

Summary of Inez LaVera BODINE - 14 Dec 2004
Name: Inez LaVera BODINE
Sex: Female
Father: Napthali BODINE (Aug 1840 - 14 Apr 1923)
Mother: Emily (Emma) STEWART STEWARD (25 Dec 1852 - 4 Sep 1936)

Individual Facts
Birth 17 Feb 1886 Simmons, Houston, Missouri
Death 20 Sep 1963 (age 77) Riverside, , California
Burial 26 Sep 1963 Ely, White Pine, Nevada

1. Henry Milton DUNCAN
Marriage 27 Apr 1907 (age 21) Houston, Texas, Missouri
.....Joe Lawrence DUNCAN (18 Feb 1908 - 24 Oct 1980)
.....Chester Mark DUNCAN (12 Dec 1909 - Jun 1985)
.....Charles Henry DUNCAN (5 Mar 1914 - 6 Sep 1996)
.....Walter Napthali DUNCAN (14 Dec 1915 - 18 Jun 2002)
.....LIVING DUNCAN (16 Aug 1919 - )
.....Floyd Allen DUNCAN (1 Aug 1923 - 12 Jan 1995)

From: Julie Meredith [julie at]
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006


I have an update for my email address you have on the Web Site. (See Naphtali Bodine information)

My email address is: douglas at

The fhs at is no longer working.



From Ronny Bodine (Sep. 8, 2020):

During the Civil War, Naphtali Bodine served as a Private with Company C, 54th Ohio Infantry (USA) from 1 Nov 1861 to 9 Nov 1864. In 1880, as Napthali Bodine, he lived in Houston, Smith County, Kansas. In 1900 when recorded as Phaline Bodine, he lived in Piney, Texas County, Missouri engaged in farming. He reported that in 25 years of marriage his wife had borne 6 children of whom 4 were then living. In 1920, Napthali and Emma Bodine lived in Cass, Texas County, Missouri. In 1930, Emma Bodine, age 79 and now widowed, lived with her son-in-law and daughter, William and Myrtice Dyckman in Anaheim, California.

From Wyandotte County, Kansas Marriage Records:
Napthali Bodine, 26 AND Emma Steward, 24, were married 1 Oct 1874 in Delaware.

Obituary, The Houston (MO) Herald of Thur., 3 May 1923.
West Plains Quill. Mrs. N. Bodine, of Brandsville, and her daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Myrtle Dyckman, of Anaheim, California, and Henry Duncan, of McGill, Nevada, will depart Sunday for Anaheim with the body of Mrs. Bodine's husband, who died at his home in Brandsville last Saturday morning following a short illness due to uraetuia. Naphali Bodine, who had resided at Brandsville the last three years, was a veteran of the Civil War. he was 83 years old, having been born in Hamilton county, Ohio, in 1840. He spent his early life in Iowa and was married there in 1874 to Miss Emma Stewart, who survives him. To this union were born six children, two of whom died in infancy and four of whom survive. Those who survive are Mrs. Myrtle Dyckman, of Anaheim, Calif., Lawrence Bodine, of Spokane, Wash., Mrs. Inez Duncan, of McGill, Nevada, and Mark Bodine, who also resides near Spokane. During the Civil War Mr. Bodine served three years with Company 16, 54th Regiment of the U.S. Infantry. Forty years ago he and his family moved from Ohio to Simmons in Texas county, Mo., where he and his wife resided until three years ago, when they moved to Brandsville. Mr. Bodine had been engaged in farming all of hislife and having been very successful financially, he had retired from active business a number of years ago. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and both he and his wife had made many friends since coming to Howell county. They also have a host of friends in Texas county, who will be grieved to learn of his death. Mrs. Bodine will go to the west to live with her sons and daughters and it therefore was decided to take the body to California for burial. The body was cared for in the McFarland undertaking parlors in West Plains.

Obituary, Santa Ana (Calif.) Register of 5 Sept 1935.
Fullerton, Sept. 5.---Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Bodine, 84, 1209 Lincoln avenue, Anaheim, were held today from the McAulay and Suters Funeral home, with the Rev. Virgil Ledbetter, Anaheim, in charge. Interment was in Loma Vista cemetery. Mrs. Bodine died late Tuesday at her home. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Myrtice G. Dyckman, Anaheim, and Mrs. Inez Duncan, McGill, Nev., and by two sons, Lawrence Bodine, Anaheim, and Mark Bodine, Newberry, Calif. [Note: Although the newspaper reports she died in Anaheim, Los Angeles County, her death was registered in Orange County.]

From California Death Records:
Emma Bodine, 84, died in Orange County.