Notes for: Barton T./F. Bodine

I had thought this Barton might be the same as a Giles Bodine who had sons William Henry Bodine and Aaron Bodine, but it looks like they are two separate people.

The 1880 Census of Jersey City, NJ says both his parents were born in New Jersey. Barton was a carpenter.

What must be her [???} death certificate says both her parents were from England.

The transcription of his death certificate gives his middle initial as F. That is possible. The middle initial on the 1870 Census could be either a T or and F.

A Barton F. Bodine is listed as a priviate in the Union Army, 34th Regiment, New Jersey Infantry. I don't know if it was this Barton Bodine or not. He would have been around 40 or less; so I guess that is possible.

My guess is that this Barton Bodine is the same as Barton Bodine, the son of John Bodine and Mary Cross. That Barton Bodine had supposedly died by 1851, but that might not be correct.

From Ronny Bodine:

It is here ASSUMED that Barton Bodine was a son of Wilson Bodine, who, according to the 1830 and 1840 census had two sons born 1821-5, but whose names are unknown. All persons lived in Bordentown Township, Burlington County.

The marriage of Barton Bodine to Miss Elizabeth Burton in 1847 (no day or month) appears in the records of the First Methodist Church of Bordentown.

New Jersey Federal Census Records
1850 Burlington County: Barton BODINE 24 NJ carpenter, Elizabeth 26 NJ, William 2 NJ.
1860 cannot locate
1870 Trenton, Mercer County: Barton T. BODINE 45 NJ carpenter, Jane 39 NJ, Mary A. 11 NJ, James 8 NJ, Ellen 6 NJ.
1880 Jersey City, Hudson County: Barton BODINE 53 NY carpenter, Jane 49 NY wife, James C. 18 NJ son, Ella J. 15 NJ dau.
1885 Jersey City, Hudson Co., NJ: Barton Bodine, James, Jane, Ellen.

New Jersey Birth Records
1848, 17 Nov. Burlington County: William H. BODINE son of Barton and Elizabeth Bodine.
1850, 9 May. Burlington County: Male BODINE son of Barton and Elizabeth Bodine.
1854, 18 May. Hoboken, Hudson County: Male BODINE son of Barton Bodine.
1864, 12 Feb. Trenton, Mercer County: Ellen BODINE daughter of Barton and Jane Bodine.

From Burlington County Death Records:
16 Oct 1851, Bordentown: Elizabeth BODINE, 28, born in Hoboken, daughter of William Burton, died from "conf[inement] child bed" (i.e. died in childbirth]
16 Oct 1851, Bordentown: male child, son of Barton & Elizabeth Bodine, stillborn.

Death Notice, The Evening Journal (Jersey City, N.J.) of 5 July 1887.
Barton T. Bodine, aged 62, a well-known builder, residing at 425 Summit avenue, died in the City Hospital on Sunday morning from meningitis.

From the various records above, the age of Barton Bodine is given as 24 in June 1850 (born 1826), 45 in June 1870 (born 1825), 53 in June 1880 (born 1827) and 62 at death in July 1887 (born 1825).

It was probably this man who enlisted on 31 Aug 1864 as a Private in Company B., 34th New Jersey Infantry (USA) and was mustered out 6 June 1865 in Montgomery, Alabama. The majority of enlistees for this company came from Burlington and Mercer Counties.

***End of notes from Ronny.

Here are the notes I had for the Barton Bodine who married Elizabeth Burton. That Barton and this Barton appear to be the same person.

I had this Barton's middle name as Mofford, but I think that may be a mistake. At least I have seen no proof for it. There was a Barton M. Bodine who died in Pickaway Co., OH, but that has to be another Barton Bodine.

I think this may be the same Barton Bodine who married a Jane and had more children by her. The information does seem to say that this Barton Bodine died in 1851, but I have my doubts about that.