Capt. John Bodwell, Jr (1752 - 1811)

John is listed as Captain, 5th Methuen Co, Col Samuel Johnson's (4th Essex Co.) Regiment. List of officers of the Massachusetts militia dated Andover, March 26, 1776; commissioned April 3, 1776; also Col. Jacob Gerrish's Regiment. Payroll for service from April 2 1778 to July 12, 1778, 3 mo. 3 days, with guards at Winter Hill. (State of Maine, p.777).

John and Mirriam moved from Methuen about 1780 to Berwick Landing, Me. They lived at the side landing for a few years, then moved across the river to Somersworth, N.H. and from there (Dec 2, 1786) moved to Shapleigh, Me. (JBT notes)

In 1795 John served as Selectman for the town of Shapleigh.

John is buried in Acton, Maine. (Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol 1)

son of John 1723

BornDiedMarried Spouse
16 Jan 175219 Nov 1811 2 Oct 1775Miriam Hoyt Hazen White
Methuen, MaShapleigh, Me Methuen, Mab. 22 Sep 1758

Children of John and Miriam (White) Bodwell

NameBirth Date Birth PlaceDeath Date Death Place
1.John S. (Deacon) 14 Oct 1776Methuen, Ma 28 Dec 1860South Acton, Me
2.Miriam M.4 Jun 1778 Methuen, Ma16 May 1848

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