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John Bodman (abt. 1625 - bef. 1693)

John Bodman
Born about [location unknown]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about 1645 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died before before about age 68 in Boston, Suffolk, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
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Biography

John Bodman may have been born about 1625, based on the birth year of his eldest child, who was born in 1645.[1] His place of birth and parents are currently not known.

He married Sarah, whose surname is not known. They were probably married in Boston, Massachusetts, by 1645, based on the birth record of their eldest child.[1][2][3]

According to Savage, his widow was one of the first members of the Third or Old South Church.[1][2]

His exact date of death is not known. John Bodman, "cordwainer" of Boston, was last known to be living when he deeded land to Anne Doubleday on June 19, 1691.[3]

Probate Records

In a Suffolk County Probate document dated May 22, 1693, son "Joseph Bodman of Hatfield" was named administrator of the estate of "John Bodman, cordwainer, late of Boston, dec'd intestate," and was ordered to bring an inventory.[4]

On June 1, 1694, the remainder of the estate after expenses was declared by Joseph Bodman to be "12 pounds, 4 shillings, 6 pence." This amount the Judge of Probate ordered distributed "among the three children of the s'd deceased and their legal Representatives in manner following ... unto Samuel and Sarah Son and Daughter of Samuel Bodman, Dece'd (being the elder son) in right of their s'd Father, two shares or a double portion thereof amounting unto six pounds, two shillings and three pence. To Joseph Bodman a Single Share, amounting to Three pounds, one shilling, and three halfe pence. And to Sarah Boston late Bodman, a Single Share amounting to Three pounds, one Shilling and three halfe pence..."[5]

From these documents we can surmise that the only children who survived to June 1, 1694, were Joseph and Sarah. Samuel, who as eldest son would have been administrator, must have died prior to Joseph's appointment as administrator on May 22, 1693. The two children younger than Samuel, and Lydia, the youngest, were not living on June 1, 1694, and must not have had any children.

Children

Children of John and Sarah Bodman, Boston births and Boston First Church baptisms:

  1. John or Benjamin Bodman, born ("John") August, 1645 ("6th mo. [1645]");[1][6] baptized ("Benjamin") September 7, 1645 ("7 day 7 mo. [1645]");[1][7] died before June 1, 1694.[5]
  2. Manoah Bodman, born March 6, 1646-7 ("6th - 1st month [1646]");[1][8] baptized March 7, 1647 ("aged about 3 days, 7 day 1 mo. [1647]");[9] died before June 1, 1694.[5]
  3. Sarah Bodman, baptized May 13, 1649 ("aged about 1 day, 13 day 3 mo. [1649]");[10] married _____ Boston?; living on June 1, 1694.[5]
  4. Samuel Bodman, baptized March 23, 1651 ("23 day 1mo. [1651]");[11] married by 1682, Mary ____,[12] and had two children;[5] probably died before May 22, 1693.[4]
  5. Joseph Bodman, born October 17, 1653;[1][13] baptized October 24, 1653 ("24 day 8 mo. [1653]").[14]
  6. Lydia Bodman, born April 26, 1656;[15] baptized April 27, 1656 ("27 day 2 mo. [1656]");[16] died before June 1, 1694.[5]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England (Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1860). Vol. 1: A - C. Page 207. Citing: "Bodman, John."
  2. 2.0 2.1 An Historical Catalogue of the Old South Church (Third Church) Boston (Boston, 1883). Genealogical Notes. Page 253. Citing: "Sarah Bodman, wife of John Bodman, of Boston."
  3. 3.0 3.1 Boston, MA: Inhabitants and Estates of the Town of Boston, 1630-1822 (Thwing Collection). Inhabitants and Estates of the Town of Boston, 1630–1800 and The Crooked and Narrow Streets of Boston, 1630–1822. CD-ROM. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org($). New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014). Page 3267 ($). Citing: "John Bodman. Refcode: 6261."
  4. 4.0 4.1 Suffolk County, MA: Probate File Papers. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org($). New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2017-2019. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives. Digitized images provided by FamilySearch.org). Case #2033. Bodman, John, 1693, May 22, Adm. ($).
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Suffolk County, MA: Probate File Papers. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org($). New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2017-2019. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives. Digitized images provided by FamilySearch.org). Case #2033. John Bodman, Admn. Account, June 1, 1694 ($).
  6. Boston Records Commissioners Reports: Vol. 9. Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699. City Document No. 130, Births and Baptisms. Town. Page 21. Citing: "John of John & Sarah Bodman born 6th month [1645]."
  7. Boston Records Commissioners Reports: Vol. 9. Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699. City Document No. 130, Births and Baptisms. First Church. Page 22. Citing: "Benjamin of Sarah & John Bodman... 7 day 7 mo. [1645]."
  8. Boston Records Commissioners Reports: Vol. 9. Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699. City Document No. 130, Births and Baptisms. Town. Page 23. Citing: "Manaoh son of John & Sarah Bodman born 6th - 1st month [1646]."
  9. Boston Records Commissioners Reports: Vol. 9. Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699. City Document No. 130, Births and Baptisms. First Church. Page 26. Citing: "Manoah of Sarah & John Bodman, aged about 3 days, 7 day 1 mo. [1647]."
  10. Boston Records Commissioners Reports: Vol. 9. Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699. City Document No. 130, Births and Baptisms. First Church. Page 30 Citing: "Sarah, of Sarah & John Bodman, aged about 1 day, 13 day 3 mo. [1649]."
  11. Boston Records Commissioners Reports: Vol. 9. Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699. City Document No. 130, Births and Baptisms. First Church. Page 34 Citing: "Samuel of John Bodman's wife, 23 day 1mo. [1651]."
  12. Boston Records Commissioners Reports: Vol. 9. Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699. City Document No. 130, Births and Baptisms. Town. Page 157. Citing: "Sarah of Samuel & Mary Bodman born June 2."
  13. Boston Records Commissioners Reports: Vol. 9. Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699. City Document No. 130, Births and Baptisms. Town. Page 41 Citing: "Joseph of John & Sarah Bodman born 17th Oct. [1653]."
  14. Boston Records Commissioners Reports: Vol. 9. Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699. City Document No. 130, Births and Baptisms. First Church. Page 45. Citing: "Joseph of John Bodman's wife, 24 day 8 mo. [1653]."
  15. Boston Records Commissioners Reports: Vol. 9. Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699. City Document No. 130, Births and Baptisms. Town. Page 54. Citing: "Lydia of John & Sarah Badman, born 26th April [1656]."
  16. Boston Records Commissioners Reports: Vol. 9. Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699. City Document No. 130, Births and Baptisms. First Church. Page 58. Citing: "Lydia of sister Bodman, 27 day 2 mo. [1656]."

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