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Thomas Bodkin, II

Also Known As: "Thomas Botkin"
Birthplace: Augusta, VA, USA
Death: Died in Pendleton, Virginia, USA
Place of Burial: Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hugh Botkin, I and Hester L. Botkin (Farmer)
Husband of Margaret Devericks
Father of James Bodkin; William botkin; Deborah Ann Bodkin; Elizabeth Jane Bodkin; Thomas botkin, Jr. and 10 others
Brother of Richard Botkin; Lettia Wrinkle; Isabelle Bodkin; Nancy Null; Peggy Huffaker (Botkin) and 5 others

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About Thomas Bodkin, II

aka Thomas Botkin.

DAR Ancestor #: A012461

List of Children's names, and their spouses also came from :


Thomas Botkin - d. February 14, 1822.

Pendleton County, (West) Virginia Probate Records: Wills, 1788-1846; Inventories, Sale Bills, Settttlements, 1788-1846. By Rick Toothman, Heritage Books, 1999, Bowie, Maryland.

page 163: Inventories 4: 386-387: 20 May 1822.

APPRAISAL of Thomas Botkin. Includes 3 old books, payment by Saml Jones. Total $272.89, plus $14 in debts due. Signed: Edward Mortan, George Erwin, John Leash, Margaret Botkin, Admx. Recorded: 8 October 1823.

page 163: Inventories 4: 388-389: 21 May 1822. SALE BILL of Thomas BOTKIN.


  1. George Botkin,
  2. James Botkin,
  3. John Botkin,
  4. Margaret Botkin, widow,
  5. Mary Botkin,
  6. Sarah Botkin,
  7. John Devericks Jr.,
  8. George Erwin,
  9. John Hodge,
  10. William Johns (of widow),
  11. Edward Mortan,
  12. John Stuart Jr.,
  13. James Stuart Jr,
  14. John Vint,
  15. William Vint.

Total $259.27. Signed: Margaret Botkin, admx. Recorded: 8 October 1823.

page 169: Inventories 4: 484: 1 October 1825. SETTLEMENT of the estate of Thomas BOTKIN, with Margaret BOTKIN, administrator. Payments to Clerk, Sheriff, Joseph Hook, James A. Frasier, John Devericks, John Leatch, George Erwin, Jacob Stuart, Thomas Jones, Edward Morton, Samuel Jones. Balance (minus widow's third): $146.35. Due to each of ten heirs: $14.63 1/2. Signed: Jno Sitlington, Th Jones.

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Below is my transcript of an 1823 Pendleton County land deed from Thomas Botkin (of Shelby County OH) to Margaret Botkin (of Pendleton County VA). In it, it says this Thomas is "one of the children and heirs" of Thomas Botkin. The copy I have is light and hard to read. Someone has written DB9 at the top (I assume that means Deed Book 9). Margaret would be Margaret Devericks Botkin, widow of Thomas who died February 14, 1822. (rough transcription -- copy is light and handwriting is difficult)

Indenture made this 28th day of October in the year of our Lord 1823 between Thomas Botkin of County of Shelby and state of Ohio of the one part and Margaret Botkin of the County of Pendleton and state of Virginia of the other part. Witnesseth that whereas Thomas Botkin late of the County of Pendleton ---------- hath acssaited to the mintain (?) ------ his children tw___ in number are interested is an equal share of his real estate. Now therefore. this maintains(?) of the witnesses that the above named Thomas Botkin one of the children and heirs at law of the said Thomas Botkin deceased for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar lawful money to him in hand paid by the said Margaret Botkin the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged to the son Thomas Botkin hath granted, bargained, and sold and by these presents doth grant, bargain, and sell unto the aforesaid Margaret Botkin all his right title claim and interest being one tenth part of all the lands in the County of Pendleton and state of Virginia which the said Thomas Botkin acc'd, ___ and possessed of it consisting of one tract of twenty six (?) acres granted by patent bearing date the day of ____ in the year ___ and adjoining the land of George Erwin and John Stuart on the Cowpasture River also of a tract of eighteen acres adjoining the aforementioned tract which the said Thomas Botkin acc'd pm ---?chared in his lifetime from a certain Samuel (?) Redman toether with the appertenances therewith beloning to have and to hold the one tenth part of the undivided lands and appertenances aforesaid unto the said Margaret Botkin her heirs and assigns forever is the only proper use and ___ behoof of her the said Margaret Botkin her heirs and assigns forever. And the said Thomas Botkin himself and his heirs doth covenant with the said Margaret Botkin her heirs and assigns that he the said Thomas Botkin for himself and his heirs the aforesaid one tenth part of the land ----- with the appertenances thereounto belonging against him his heirs and assigns shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents in witness whereof the said Thomas Botkin himself set his hand and seal the day and year forward.

Thomas Botkin (his mark)

Signed and sealed and acknowledged Th Jones Geo. Erwin

At a Court held for Pendleton Country the 2nd day of May 1827. This deed from Thomas Botkin to Margaret Botkin was presented in Court and proven by the oaths of Thomas Jones and George Erwin the subscribing witnesses thereto and admited to record. Escam? Teste L. Dyer C. P. C.

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SOURCE OF INFO BELOW: Virginia Revolutionary Pension Applications, Vol. 8, John Fredrick Dorman (copy sent by Clayton Botkin)

Botkin, Thomas (Margaret). W. 5860. 27 April 1844. Pendleton Co., Va. Margaret (X) Botkin of said county, aged 72 on 31 July last, declares she is the widow of Thomas Botkin who was drafted in Oct. 1780 in Staunton, Augusta Co., Va., in the company of Capt. Patrick Bohannon (or Buchannon). He marched to near Cowpens, N.C., and joined the army under Col. Daniel Morgan, was in the battle of Cowpens and served until March following. He was again drafted in Sept. 1781. The company rendezvoused in Staunton under Capt. Thomas Hicklin and marched to near Yorktown. He was at the siege and helped guard prisoners to Winchester, from which place he returned home. He served three months.

She was married 24 April 1786 and he died 14 Feb. 1822. "Having received a legal license for the purpose, I joined in marriage (this day at the house of John Painkaid [?] in Augusta County and State of Virginia) Thomas Botkin and Margret Devericks, both of the county and state as above. April 21 [24?]th 1786. Saml. Shannon V.D.M." [The Clerk of Augusta County reports the marriage is of record in his office, 24 April 1786].

10 May 1844. Pendleton Co., Va. Edward (M) Morton, a Revolutionary pensioner of Pendleton County, declares he served a tour with Thomas Botkin. They were drafted in Oct. 1780, marched to Cowpens and were in the battle, and returned home in March following and served five month.

12 May 1844. Pendleton Co., Va. John Stuart, a Revolutionary pensioner of Bath Co., Va., declares he and Thomas Botkin were draft Sept. 1781 and marched from Augusta County to the siege of Yorktown. He believes they served two or three months.

1 Jan. 1849. Highland Co., Va. Margaret (X) Botkin applies for continuance of pension. Margaret Botkin of Pendleton Co., Va., widow of Thomas Botkin who died 14 Feb. 1822, private in the Virginia line for seven months, was placed on the Richmond, Va., pension roll at $23.33 per annum. Certificates 9797 under the Act of 1838 and 7493 under the Acts of 1843-44 were issued 30 Dec. 1845 and certificate 3982 under the Act of 1848 was issued 29 Feb. 1849.

Thomas was born and died in Pendleton Co, Virginia before it became West Virginia.

VA Land, Marriage & Probate Records 1639-1850; VA Marriage Records 1660-1800; VA Select Marriages 1785-1940

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Thomas Bodkin, II's Timeline

Augusta, VA, USA
Age 28
Pendleton County, West Virginia, United States
Age 34
Age 36
Virginia, United States
Age 39
Virginia, United States
Age 49
Highland, VA, USA
Age 49
Augusta, Virginia, United States