Denise's Ancestors


Bodine's, Schriner's and Nocks



Many thanks to Eddie Wilson, my new found cousin, for sending me the following pictures and other items.  Benjamin Bodine, our gr gr grandfather  was married three times.  His third wife, Elisabeth Nocks raised my great grandfather George Emerson Bodine (father of my grandmother Mabel) and she and Benjamin had a daughter Allie May.  


Elisabeth Nocks was born 07 Jan 1831 in Dearborn County Indiana. 

According to information received from Nocks researcher Diane Bockhorst, her parents were "Eben" (Ebenezer) Nocks and Lucy Hall from Maine.  

She was married briefly to RP Robbins in 1852, who died in 1855. 

I believe that the Robbins she married was in neighboring Dearborn county:

Name: Richard Robbins
Age: 19
Estimated birth year: abt 1831
Birth Place: Ohio
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
Manchester, Dearborn , Indiana


After the death of Robbins, she retuned to live with her parents. This is backed up by census of 1860 where we find the widowed Elisabeth living in this household:


Name: Elizabeth  Robbins
Age in 1860: 29
Birth Year: abt 1831
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1860: Delaware, Ripley, Indiana
Gender: Female
Post Office: Delaware
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Eben Knox 68
Lucy Knox 66
Elizabeth Robbins 29
Louisa I Knox 8
Mary E Smith 26
Augusta Smith 1


She is listed with her parents in 1850 (incorrectly listed as born MASS instead of MAINE):


Name: Ebenezer Knox
Age: 58
Estimated birth year: abt 1792
Birth Place: Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
Franklin, Ripley, Indiana


Name: Lucy Knox
Age: 55
Estimated birth year: abt 1795
Birth Place: Massachusetts
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
Franklin, Ripley , Indiana
Name: Elizabeth Knox
Age: 20
Estimated birth year: abt 1830
Birth Place: Indiana
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
Franklin, Ripley , Indiana

also listed is a Mary 16 and Jane 12.


She married Benjamin Bodine on  26 Aug 1868, in Dearborn, and gave birth to Allie May, 04 Apr 1870 in Lyon County KS.



  Benjamin Bodine                                                                                                               Allie May Bodine                                           




The Homestead

Eddie Wilson writes  about this photo " This is the house where Benjamin, Elisabeth and Allie May all died.  It is about three miles from the cemetery in Excelsior."



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Gusta Schriner's notes about the Homestead - births, deaths, etc.


Benjamin Bodine , daughter Allie May , and wife Elisabeth Nocks


Benjamin and Elisabeth - taken about the time they were married. 

Eddie says that this picture has hung in his home for about 40 years.


Gravestone of Benjamin & Elisabeth - Excelsior Cemetery, McPherson County KS

(photo by Joe Bodine)


Gravestone of Allie May Bodine Schriner

Excelsior Cemetery, McPherson County KS

(photo by Joe Bodine)


The James Schriner family

James Schriner and wife Allie May Bodine with children; Gusta Ada on the left, far right top - Homer B, next to Gusta is George, center Verge E, and the youngster between James and  Allie May is Carl O.


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