Henry Edwin Bodwell (1831-ABT 1900)

Son of: Levi 1803

Henry Edwin Bodwell was a dealer in groceries, hardware and queensware, in Balwin City, Kansas. The business was established in 1882. He was born in Huron Co, Ohio in 1831. He received his schooling in his native county and learned the blacksmith's trade. In 1856, he moved to Kansas, landing in Lawrence in April of that year. The same year he took a claim in Franklin County which he surveyed and returned to Lawrence. In the Spring of 1857, he settled in Baldwin City, then known as the Palmyra. Here he engaged in work at his trade 10 or 12 years. Afterward he went into the mercantile business, sold out in 1874 and went to Colorado, where he opened a blacksmith shop. In 1877, he returned to Baldwin City and organized the firm of Balwin Brothers. During the Civil War, Mr. Bodwell was connected with the State Militia. On the Price raid he was a Lieutenant of Captain Pengree's Command. He was a member of the H., F. And A. M. And the 1.0.0. F. Of Baldwin City. (John T. Bodwell notes)

BornDiedMarried Spouse
12 Jul 1831ABT 1900 18 Oct 1854Melissa Jane Starr
Clarksfield, OhBaldwin, Ka Clarksfield, Ohb. 27 Jul 1833

Children of Henry and Melissa (Starr) Bodwell

NameBirth Date Birth PlaceDeath Date Death Place
1.Ida May10 Apr 1855 Clarksfield, Oh18 Dec 1865 Baldwin, Ka
2.John Taylor 14 May 1859Baldwin, Ka 27 Sep 1932Portland, Or
3. Mary May 1864 Ka.


[Return to The Bodwell Family Home Page]

Contact: bodwell@ptcpartners.com
Copyright (C) 1996, 1997 Donald J. Bodwell. All rights reserved