States: Texas: San Augustine
The Nancy Bodine you mention at the end of your post was John's wife, Nancy Ann (Gunnels)Bodine. Here is some additional information that I had in my notes. I got it off of Rootsweb; however, I did not record the date.
According to a history by a descendant of William Crawford Newton, "John Bodine and his wife Nancy arrived at Ayish Bayou (about seven miles north of San Augustine) in 1825. They were from Oglethorpe County, GA. John and Nancy had five children: Elizabeth (Lout), Oliver Hazard Perry Bodine, William R.W. Bodine, Izabelle M. Bodine and Winney Jane Bodine. John Bodine fought under Oliver Hazard Perry in the War of 1812 (hence the name for my great-something grandfather). John Bodine bought property on Ayish Bayou from Edmund Quirk. John Bodine was elected Alcalde for Ayish Bayou District in 1833. In 1834, he was elected Second Regidor for San Augustine Municipality. The Bodine's lived in San Augustine for quite a while. Oliver Hazard Perry Bodine became father to Mary Ann (among others) who married three or four times, her last husband being John Leroy Newton of Marshall, TX. His son, William Crawford Newton (my grandfather) was born when John Leroy was 67 years old."
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