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Tunis Bodine
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Birth: Sep. 29, 1791
Staten Island
Richmond County (Staten Island)
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 13, 1880
Barnegat
Ocean County
New Jersey, USA

Tunis was the son of James Bodine (17 December, 1758 - 13 May, 1838) and Elizabeth Egbert (1761 ?).

He was baptized: Nov 6, 1791 in Moravian Church of United Brethren, New Dorp, Richmond Co., NY

Tunis Bodine and his brother James removed from New York, in 1816, to what is now Ocean County, New Jersey, located at Manahawkin, and entered into the mercantile business.

He was first married to Ann Haywood who died in 1829 at age 27. Children recorded for them were: Elizabeth Bodine (1823 1890), James Bodine (1824 1874), Garzene C. Bodine (1825 1834) Sarah Haywood Bodine and Anne Bodine (1829 1830).

His second wife was Amelia Woodmansee. Abram Bodine has been recorded as their son.

The US Census' taken in 1830 and 1840 list Tunis and his family living in Stafford Twp,, Monmouth (now Ocean) Co., NJ.
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The US Census taken August 7, 1850 lists the following household members, all living in Union Twp., Ocean Co., NJ:

Tunis Bodine 58 b. NY - Farmer
Amelia Bodine 56 b. NJ - Wife
James Bodine 26 - Merchant
Margaret J Bodine b. NY 18
Abram Bodine 16 b. NY - Laborer
Sarah King 13 b. NJ
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The US Census taken July 3, 1860 lists the following household members, all living in Barnegat, Ocean Co., NJ:

Tunis Bodine 68 - Gentleman
Amelia Bodine 66 - Wife
Josephine Rulon 17
Marry C Inman 18
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The US Census taken July 12, 1870 lists the following household members, all living in Barnegat, Union Twp., Ocean Co., NJ:

Tunis Bodine 78 b. NY - No Occupation - Real Estate Value $4000, Personal Estate Value $10,000.
Amelia Bodine 76 - Wife
Mary E Peterson 20
Fannie Peterson 9 months
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Following is from "A history of Monmouth and Ocean Counties" By Edwin Salter:

"At Barnegat, Tunis Bodine was the last survivor of the war of 1812, and received a pension for his services. In September, 1877, Mr. Bodine completed his eighty-sixth year, and was remarkably well and hearty."
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The US Census taken June 11, 1880 lists Tunis as retired, age 88 and living alone in Union twp., Ocean Co., NJ. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Ann Haywood Bodine (1802 - 1829)
  Amelia Woodmansee Bodine (1791 - 1872)
 
 Children:
  James Bodine (1824 - 1874)*
  Garzine C. Bodine (1825 - 1834)*
  Annie Bodine (1829 - 1830)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Barnegat Memorial Cemetery
Barnegat
Ocean County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Stanwood
Record added: Feb 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47653028
Tunis Bodine
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Tunis Bodine
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Tunis Bodine
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