Born the son of Joab & Mehitable Bodwell, he was born in Greensboro, Vermont. His 2nd wife was Ida A Sargent whom he married on 30 August 1883 in Glover, Vermont. She was the daughter of Robert A & Mary S Sargent. Her previous husband was Robert E. Sartwell whom she married at the age of 14 on 28 July 1872 in Troy, Vermont. Ida lived in Manchester, NH as late as 1926.
The following courtesy of Cindy Walcott:
"Edwin Bodwell, who moved to West Derby from this place some months since, died at that place last week. We suppose his remains will be buried in Glover where other members of his family are buried. (Orleans County Monitor, 27 Feb 1893)