Notes for: James Bodine, Jr.

James Bodine, Jr., or his father had a land grant there (Sevier County, Tennessee?) under the name Burdine. He was living in Jackson County, Tennessee in 1804, in McMinn County, Tennessee 1824-29, and in Jefferson County, Illinois from 1830 on. He remarried there in 1838 and died 1843-47.

James stayed in Loudoun County, Virginia until 1790. He lived in Jackson County, Tennessee where his son James was born in 1804. He lived in McMinn County, Tennessee for many years until he moved to Jefferson County, Illinois about 1828 where he died between 1842 and 1847.

His second wife was Mrs. Sarah Twitty. I don't think any children came from this marriage, but they both had children from previous marriages. See Sarah's Notes file for more on her marriages.

This information above may show that Isaac Bodine, born about 1834 in Illinois, could have been James Bodine III's son.

This query comes from the Bodine Forum site. It was written October 28, 1999 by Shareen Hobbs. "My GGG Grandfather JAMES BODINE b 1772 in Loudoun Co. VA had a daughter named MARY ANN b. 1816. James was married to a SARAH ? (may be Russell) b. 1781 in Jefferson Co., TN married in 1802-1805 in Sevier Co. TN. I show James & Sarah had 8 children. I am related to MaryAnn's brother ANDREW b. McMinn Co. TN. I would love to share information with you to see if this is the same Mary Ann."

Ronny Bodine wrote the following:

Evidence that James Bodine was the son of James Bodine is based upon the 1789 tithe list of Loudoun County, Virginia wherein James Bodine is recorded with his father and brother as- James Bodine, Sr., Francis, James Bodine, Jr., 3 tithes, 7 horses.

After leaving Fairfax County, Virginia, James Bodine came to Tennessee where he was residing in 1804 when his son James was born there in Jackson County. He subsequently located in McMinn County where he appears in court records 1824-1826 and where, about 1826, he received an occupant land grant with Phillip Osborne, described as the Northeast Quarter of section One, Fractional Township Range Two West. Phillip Osborne resigned his half to Elihu Randolph on 19 July 1826 and James Bodine resigned his half to Jan Vansant on 2 Sep 1826. By 1830 James Bodine had removed to Jefferson County, Illinois, appearing there in the census of that year. He is recorded under the name James Bowden in the 1840 Jefferson County census.

The name of his first wife, who was living at the time of the 1830 census, is not known. His second wife, Sarah, was the widow of Mr. Mackey. James Bodine died intestate, but Sarah left a will dated 28 Jan 1842, leaving her estate to the children of her first marriage, to which consent was given by her husband, James Bodine (Jefferson Co. Deeds B: 41-43). On 12 Jan 1847 the Jefferson County court directed an inventory be taken of the estate of Sarah Burdine, deceased, and on 16 Jan 1847 Elijah Piper was appointed administrator (Jefferson Co. Probate Records, 1847-1849, p. 2).

Previous information from Ronny said this:

The name of his first wife, who was living at the time of the 1830 census, is not known. She was the mother of perhaps five children (Jane, James, a son, Andrew, Abigail). He married his second wife, Sarah Twitty, the widow of Mr. Mackey, on 19 September 1838 in Jefferson County.

End of info from Ronny.

The 1880 Census (Jefferson Co., IL) info for this James's son, James B. Bodine, says his parents were both born in Virginia.