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Ida May Sims Bodkin
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Birth: Mar. 2, 1867
Highland County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 5, 1946
Pendleton County
West Virginia, USA

Ida is my g aunt.
She m. Elias "Eli" Bodkin on Dec 5, 1886 in her father's home on Shaw's Ridge, Highland Co, VA with him present and consenting.
Ida was the only child of Silas Kyle & Virginia Frances (Malcolm) Sims to remain in Highland Co, VA when the rest of the family moved to Coles Co, IL in 1887. The 1911 publication, "History of Highland County, Virginia", by Oren F. Morton, classifed the Sims family as being "extinct" in Highland Co, meaning that he found no one of that name living there at that time.
Eli & Ida's home was on Co Hwy 21 just south of Sugar Grove, Pendleton Co, West Virginia and just a few miles north of her birth place on Shaw's Ridge in Highland Co, VA.

The Bodkin Cemetery where she is buried is locally known as the Harvey Bodkin Cemetery, and is located on Co Hwy 21 in Pendleton Co, WV, just north of the VA/WV county border. A subsequent owner of the property was Clemette Bodkin, and when I located the cemetery in June, 2000, Clemette's son, Wilmer, lived there.
The house is now occupied by Harlan Bodkin and his wife.
There are grave marker inscriptons with the name spelled "Bodkin" AND "Botkin" in this cemetery.

Ida and Eli were the parents of 9 children, 8 of which are listed below. The other 1 was:
Laura Ann (1904-1949) Married or partners:(1-Charles Hook), (2-William Roy Moates), (3-Felix Moates), (4-unknown Lockridge). She died in a flood. I am seeking information about her and her descendants including burial locations for her and her family.
Family links: 
  Silas Kyle Sims (1844 - 1902)
  Virginia Frances (Killingsworth) Sims (1842 - 1905)
  Elias Bodkin (1848 - 1926)*
  Martin Edward Botkin (1887 - 1959)*
  Benny Bodkin (1888 - 1889)*
  Carrie Virginia Botkin Rexrode (1890 - 1930)*
  Cora May Bodkin Simmons (1892 - 1982)*
  Lou Tena Bodkin Crummett (1895 - 1973)*
  Howard Boyd Bodkin (1897 - 1919)*
  Charles Pinkney Botkin (1900 - 1990)*
  Laura Ann Bodkin Lefever (1904 - 1949)*
  Delbert Jones Bodkin (1911 - 2000)*
  Mary Alice Sims Crosby (1864 - 1894)*
  Ida May Sims Bodkin (1867 - 1946)
  Silas Albert Sims (1868 - 1932)*
  Lydia Jane Sims Bayes (1870 - 1966)*
  William Howard Sims (1872 - 1960)*
  Pinckney Sims (1874 - 1957)*
  Hamilton Sims (1876 - 1961)*
  Sarah Frances Sims Duzan (1878 - 1919)*
  Esther Rebecca Sims Tomberlin (1880 - 1970)*
  Jestina Anna Sims Rhodes (1882 - 1974)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: burial on Mar 7, 1946. Source: Death Certificate.
Bodkin Cemetery
Pendleton County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: William Harrison
Record added: Oct 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42942593
Ida May <i>Sims</i> Bodkin
Added by: William Harrison
Ida May <i>Sims</i> Bodkin
Added by: William Harrison
Ida May <i>Sims</i> Bodkin
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Ida is my great aunt, and the only child of my great grandfather's family who did not move to Coles Co, IL in 1887 as did her parents and her 9 siblings.
- William Harrison
 Added: Jul. 16, 2013

- Lisa Swanson Ellam
 Added: May. 17, 2011

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 Added: Nov. 1, 2009

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