Notes for: William Bodine

From: Acacat17 at
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Subject: tombstone photos

Hello Dave,

Ed and I made a trip up to Fountain County, Indiana yesterday, and we visited the rurral grave sites of two interesting Bodines. The first is the tombstone for a William Bodine who died April 25, 1881. We had seen two very different references that this was either an adult or a very young child, so we wanted some definitive information. I studied the tombstone very carefully, and you MIGHT be able to define the same information in the following images: Across the very top of the stone, above the pointing hand, it says "Gone Home" - then below the hand, it says,
"April 25, 1881"
"About 49 years"

This makes this an adult William Bodine who was born about 1832. I believe this is the son of William and Rebecca Marlatt-Bodine, who married Susan Rhodes. This stone is located in rural Fountain County Cemetery in the Heath-Old Union Cemetery.


Best Wishes,
Jan Bodine

Here is a picture of that stone:


From Ronny Bodine:

From Indiana Marriage Records:
William Bodine married Susan A. Rhoades on 22 Nov 1857 in Fountain County.
John H. Guffey married Susan Bodine on 6 March 1887 in Fountain County. [Note: John H. Guffey 4 Feb 1832-12 Aug 1898 in Harveysburg, Ind.]

From Indiana Federal Census Records:
1860 (15 Sept) Wabash Twp., Fountain Co.: William BOWDINE 26 IN Farmer, Susan 20 OH, Charles 1 OH, Andrew CONOVER 21 OH Farm Laborer.

1870 (28 June) Wabash Twp., Fountain Co.: Wm. BODINE 34 IN Farmer, Susan A. 31 OH, Charles 11 IN.

1880 (19 June) Mill Creek Twp., Fountain Co.: William BODINE 40 IN Miller, Susan A. 35 PA wife, Charles 21 IN son, James RHODES 5 IN nephew.

From Fountain County, Indiana Marriage Records:
John H. Guffey AND Susan Bodine were married 6 March 1887 by Thomas C. Davis, M.G.

From the Indiana Death Certificate of Susanna Guffey, widow of John H. Guffey: born 13 Jan 1833 in Ohio to Joseph & Susanna (Burkey) Rhodes, died 21 June 1904 in Covington, Fountain County, buried in Kingman, Ind. Chas. Bodine of Danville, IL, informant.

Burials in Heath-Old Union Cemetery, Fountain County, Indiana.
(Find A Grave Memorial # 19355953)
William Bodine Died Apr. 25, 1881 Aged about 47 Years