I am researching the surname BODKIN. My James was born 1784 in Md. I am collecting all Bodkin info. There is a Bodkin Mailing List, Botkin GenForum, etc. Email me for info.
Richard Bodkin dt m Abraham Stingley Ross co Ohio he was b hardy hamshire co VA (WVA). Richard Bodkin was in the same county in VA late 1700's
My mothers maiden name is Bodkin, they hail from Ireland in County Roscommon.
the name originated here in Ireland when a battle was fought between a man named Fitzgerald fought with a sword called the BODKIN & won the battle so the nickname Bodkin stuck.
My aunt still has this sword which would be 100 or more years old & is worthless.
I hope this information is of some use to you & maybe its not the same Bodkins at all.
Is this the same Abraham Stingley that moved to Tippecanoe County, IN and married Sarah Wall?
I AM RESEARCHING THE PENDLETON COUNTY, WV
BODKIN'S. HAVE BEEN UP THERE TO VISIST A FEW
OF MY COUSIN'S. LAST SUMMER I MET A ROBERT
BODKIN THAT WAS 90 YEARS OLD AND LIVED AT MOYERS,
WV. HE DID A LITTLE FARMING AND HAD A STALL]
AT A OUT DOOR MARKET AND WAS STILL DRIVING.
I AM A BODKIN DESCENDANT BUT HAVEN'T GOT MUCH MATAERIAL.
I HAVE LOCATED A COUSIN OUT WEST, WHO IS A
DESCENDANT OF MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER'S SISTER.
WE WAS TO SEND ME SOME COPIES OF HIS LINE
BUT HAVE NOT RECEIVED THEM.
THE NAME AS SPELLED BODKIN WHEN THE FAMILY
CAME TO VA. THEN SOME CHANGED THE NAME TO
BOTKIN. ONE OF THE SONS AND HIS FAMILY
MOVED TO OHIO - THE NAME NOW IS BOTKIN.
THE ONES STILL LIVING IN AUGUSTA CO, VA AND
PENDLETON CO, WV IS STILL BODKIN. YOUR
MARGARET PROBABLY IS A DESCENDANT OF CHARLES BOTKIN.
PROBABLY ANOTHER COUSIN.
I HAVE HEARD YOUR STORY BEFORE, BUT THE
SWORD WOULD HAVE TO BE OVER 3OO YEARS OLD
AS THERE WERE BODKIN'S IN IRELAND IN THE 1600'S.
AND THE BATTLE WAS FOUGHT BEFORE THEN.
THERE IS SUPPOSE TO HAVE BEEN A PIRATE, FRANCIS
BODKIN, LIVING IN GALLWAY, IRELAND WHO IS SUPPOSE
TO HAVE BEEN WELL KNOWN THERE. WE ARE SUPPOSE
TO BE DESCENDANTS OF TWO EARLS IN IRELAND.
DO YOU KNOW WHICH STATE YOUR ANCESTORS FIRST LIVED
AFTER COMING TO AMERICA? IF IT IS WV SEND ME
SOME NAMES AND I WILL CHECK WITH MY LIST.
I SENT YOU WHAT I SHOULD HAVE SENT TO TERRY
BAVE ON MARGARET BOTKIN, SORRY. HAVE SENT
CORRECT TO TERRY.
When researching the Bodkin name, I came across the story at GoIreland.com about the Bodkin sword. I think it is fascinating that your aunt has it in her possession. We only recently started researching our Bodkin lineage, and so far have yet to leave the U.S. (but eventually will probably strike gold in the emerald isle). Our Bodkin lineage is published on our family website at:http://carterfamily.homepage.com
Bodkin Sword and family name
I am married to a John Franklin Bodkin, whose ancestors may have come from Galway, Ireland. This is the first we have heard of a Bodkin Sword, and would like to know more about it. Are you referring to a Baudekin? In the heraldry information, this is how the Bodkin's took their name. May I inquire: who is your aunt, and what sword does she have? My husband, John, is descended from Clan Fitzgerald, we are told. We have three adult children who would be most interested in your response, as would I! Thank you for your reply, in advance. Apparently, my son John Jr. found a Bodkin web site, but was not invited to join, as it seemed to be a web site of a family of Bodkins in England. My husband's sister has done a great deal of genological research. I don't have those records, but they may be obtainable. Kay
Pendelton Co. W VA Bodkins
I am descended from the Bodkin clan out of Pendelton Co. W Va. The first of my particular line was Richard Bodkin (also spelled Botkin) born in 1710 who lived in August Co., Va. He married an Elizabeth ? born in 1712 with whom he had 5 children.
If this is the line you are tracing you can find extensive information on it at Don Norman's web site:http://wwww.rootsweb.com/hcpd/norman/BOTKIN/