Notes for: Ann Mariah Bodine

LDS says she was born August 30, 1827 in Ohio. Information from Ed Bodine says they had two boys.

From Ronny Bodine (August 21, 2020):

From Indiana Marriage Records: Samuel S. Yerkes and Ann Maria Bodine were married 8 Feb 1855 in Fountain County.

From: History of Fountain County, Indiana by H.W. Beckwith, 1881, p. 390.
S. S. Yerkes, farmer, Snoddy's Mills, was born in Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, August 2, 1816, and is the son of William and Deborah Yerkes. His father died in 1829, at the age of fifty. His mother was born in 1779, and died August 28, 1844. Mr. Yerkes came to Fountain county in 1843, and began for himself by working by the month. In this way he earned money to buy some land, and by hard work and economy he has become the owner of 413 acres of land, which he has improved and got under good cultivation. He has been twice married. His first wife was Letitia Watson, married in 1848. She was a native of Kentucky, born August 2, 1827, and died in 1854. He was married again in 1855, to Ann M. Bodine, daughter of William Bodine, who was among the early settlers of Fountain county. Mr. Yerkes has two sons: William and Rolen, and one dead, Charles H.

Obituary, The People's Friend (Covington, IN) of Thurs. 18 March 1886.
Died - at the residence of his son, William in Wabash township, Fountain county, Ind., on Monday, March 15 1886, at 3:30 a.m. Mr. Samuel S. Yerkes, aged 69 years, 7 months and 13 days from a stroke of paralysis. The deceased was born in Chester county, Pennsylvania, on the 2d day of August, 1816. In early life he made a tour through the south and west, visiting New Orleans, St. Louis, then a village and several points in Illinois. Not being satisfied with these localities, he came to Fountain county in 1840, where he led a happy and prosperous life. His generosity and kindness had won for him a large circle of friends for whom he lived and labored. Death having deprived him of his companion in early life, he was again married to Ann Maria Bodine. Three children were born to them William, Charles and Rolen, Charles died when young; Wm. and Rolen, now married are living on the farm where their father had reared them, and of late years had made his home with them with great comfort and satisfaction having given to his sons the entire care of a large and well improved farm, he spent the last years in traveling, and with his many friend, who will be sorry to hear of his death. In 1876 he and his son Rolen visited the scenes of his childhood from June to the latter part of August, visiting his brothers, George, Isaac and Jonathan and other relatives in Philadelphia. He loved to converse with his old friends of their many trials in the early days of this country, and often spoke of the pleasure it gave him to visit his native place. In his death Fountain county loses one of her best citizens and the neighborhood sustains a great loss. Services at the residence, conducted by Rev. Boyd. The funeral was perhaps more largely attended than any in Wabash township for years. Interment at Mt. Hope.

Burials in Mount Hope Cemetery, Covington, Fountain County, Indiana.
(For grave marker photo see Find A Grave Memorial No. 22378880)
ANN MARIAH Wife of SAML. S. YERKES Died Aug. 22 1873 Aged 45 Ys. 11 M. 22 D. [=31 Aug 1827]