George Washington Bodwell (1827-1874)

Son of: Enoch 1794

In 1860, George owned a dry goods business in Fairfield Township, Madison County, Ohio. By 1870, George moved the family to the Village of Good Hope, Wayne Township, Fayette County, Ohio where he was a dry goods merchant. After George's death in 1874, Sarah moved the family to Kirkwood, Illinois. (by Francis Washington Bodwell, in The History of Fayette County, Ohio, pp. 67-8.)

According to Russell Ewing, George’s great-grandson, George was born at Marietta, Ohio.  Russell also submitted information explaining that George was a school teacher and died in a forest fire in 1874.  Family tradition holds that George’s wife, Sarah Peel, was a daughter of Sir Robert Peel, founder of the London “Bobbies” police force. 





9 Apr 1827

13 Dec 1874

4 May 1857

Sarah Elizabeth Peel

Lodi Twp, Oh

Good Hope, Oh

Campbell Co, Ky

b. 10 Feb 1841

Children of George and Sarah (Peel) Bodwell



Birth Date

Birth Place

Death Date

Death Place


Alfaretta A.(Rettie)

27 Mar 1858

Good Hope, Oh


Kirkwood, Il


Harley R.

29 May 1860

Good Hope, Oh

AFT 1889

Denver, Co?


Elmer E.

4 Jan 1863

Good Hope, Oh

24 Mar 1863

Good Hope, Oh


George Francis

1 Jun 1866

Good Hope, Oh

6 Jun 1911

Wyoming, Il


Oliver P.

Aug 1867

Good Hope, Oh


Kirkwood, Il


Arthur Enoch

8 Jul 1871

Good Hope, Oh

10 Feb 1932

Wyoming, Il


Elizabeth B.

10 Apr 1874

Good Hope, Oh

AFT Feb 1932

Peoria, Il

February 2, 1997  January 28, 2006
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