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Will of Cornelius Bodine

Loudoun County, Virginia, Will book B, pp. 372-373

In the name of God, amen.  I, Cornelius Bodine, being sick and weak but in perfect sense and memory, doth make this my last will and testament in the manner and form following.  My will and desire is first that my lawful debts and funeral expenses be paid. Item.  I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Ida Bodine all my estate real and personal for and during her life and at her decease to be equally divided between my seven children, that is to say Jacob Bodine, Isaac Bodine, John Bodine, Orrionehe Rightmire, Sarah Bodine, Mary Bodine and Elizabeth Bodine, and in case any of them should die without heir my will and desire is that the same shall be equally divided between them or either of them aforesaid.  I do hereby nominate and appoint my beloved wife Ida Bodine and my son Jacob Bodine executors of this my last will and testament hereby declaring this to be my only last will and testament.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of September one thousand seven hundred and seventy nine.                              Cornelius Bodine

In the presence of John Carter, Morris Carter and John Taylor

At a court held for Loudoun County the 13th day of August 1781.

This will was proved by the oath of John Taylor, a subscribing witness and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Ida Bodine and Jacob Bodine, the executors therein named, who made oath according to law, certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form, they giving security.  Whereupon they together with Jacob Moore and Isaac Vandeventer their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of five hundred pounds, conditioned as the law directs.

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  1. I am very interested in the Bodine’s of Loudoun County, VA.
    Henry Bodine b. 1780 is my 5th great grandfather. I was hoping he was one of Cornelius Bodine’s children, but it doesn’t look like it.
    Thanks for a great site to search for new info, it looks like you are part of my Taylor line too.

  2. I am researching the James Rightmire family living in Loudoun VA during the revolutionary war. I believe they were from NJ originally. Benjamin Rightmire was married to Orrionehe Bodine (John Bodine’s mother), but not sure if Benjamin was related to James. Another question who was John Bodine’s biological father. Mystery after mystery…..

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