Abt 1725 - 1788 (~ 63 years)
||Bodenhamer, Johann Christian |
||Rowan Co, North Carolina, USA
||Abbotts Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Davidson Co., NC
||31 Mar 2017 |
||Beamer, Charity, b. Abt 1735, Germany , d. 1816 (Age ~ 81 years) |
||Pennsylvania, USA 
| ||1. Bodenhamer, John, b. 04 Apr 1752, d. 11 Oct 1820, Rowan, North Carolina, USA (Age 68 years) |
| ||2. Bodenhamer, Peter, b. 1757, d. Jan 1831, Davidson County, North Carolina, USA (Age 74 years) |
| ||3. Bodenhamer, William, b. Oct 1759, d. Aug 1834 (Age ~ 74 years) |
| ||4. Bodenhamer, Ann, b. 1761 |
| ||5. Bodenhamer, Christian, b. Jun 1763, d. Dec 1840 (Age ~ 77 years) |
| ||6. Bodenhamer, Charity, b. Mar 1767, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey, USA , d. Bef 1830 (Age ~ 62 years) |
| ||7. Bodenhamer, Jacob, b. 24 Sep 1770, d. 07 Apr 1854 (Age 83 years) |
| ||8. Bodenhamer, David, b. Apr 1774, d. Sep 1857, Davidson County, North Carolina, USA (Age ~ 83 years) |
||31 Mar 2017 21:29:03 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
He came to America in 1749 with his wife Charity Bohmer ( with two dots above the o ) Beamer. They came on the ship Two Brothers and settled in Hunterdon Co., NJ where there first 4 children were born and then went to NC around Winston Salem there the remainder of the children were born.
Philiadelphia Ship Arrivals by Strassburger and Hinke:
At the Court House at Philadelphia, Thursday, the 14th Sept. 1749.
Present Benjm Shoemaker, Joshua Maddox, Esquires.
The Foreigners whose names are underwritten, in the Ship Two Brothers, Thomas Arnot, Master, from Rotterdam, & last from Cowes in England, did this day take & subscribe the usual Oaths to the Government. By list 105. 312 Persons, from the Electorate Palatine & Triers.
Among those on board were;
JOHANN CHRIST BADENHAMMER
JOHANN CHRIST BOHMER
JOHANN PETER BOHMER
On September 21st, 1751, Johann Wilhelm Badenheimer arrived in Philadelphia on another sailing of the Ship Two Brothers. On Sept. 29, 1753 Johann Peter Badenhamer arrived on the Ship "Snow" or Rowand.
Johnann Christian Bodenhamer
From the Book by Ione Huess -
Settled in Hunterdon Co. NJ where his first 4 children were born. He moved to Rowan Co. NC in 1774. It should not be forgotten that in the County of Mecklenburg, a Declaration of Independence was passed 20 may 1775, more than a year before the more celebrated instrument of the same name was adopted by the continental Congress at Philadelphia. North Carolina probably had a greater number of Loyalists in proportion to its population than any other colony.
Only fragmentary records of the roles the Bodenhamer men played in the war with Great Britian exist, but family traditions canot be disregarded. Seven pay vouchers are found in the Archieves at Raleigh showing payment to
Christian , William, Peter, and Christian.
Christian probalby received his pay as a patriot, one who furnished supplies to the Continental Army. The story is told that Christian 1) often hid sons of his neighbors from the Tories. 2) Peter came home from the army to visit and three Tories followed and grabbed him. Peter held onto the door frame of their home while his mother Charity, a small wowan, yell, " Rise boys, rise. The Tories are here." She was calling her other sons. The Tories ran thinking they were surrounded.
Christian was not long in assuming responsibility in his new land as shown by numberous entries in the court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. In Feb., 1777 he signed a bond in the sum of 500 pounds with Charles Hinkle for the gardianship of the orphans of Peter Hinkle, deceased. He was an overseer for the Dan River Road and appeared on the 1778 tax list. During the years 1780 through 1783 Christian was often summoned for juryduty and was appointed assessor in the Hpewll District. By 1785 he was deeding some of his land to
his children. On 1 Feb. 1786 he witnessed the will of Barnett Idol with James Evans and Henry Davis. The last entry found for him was on 10 Aug. 1786 when he and his son, William received a grant for 400 acres on Water of Hambey's Creek.
Administration of the Estate of Christian was on 6 Nov. 1788.
In a letter written by Christians grandson, Joseph Bradford Bodenheimer , a great grandson, wrote that he had been in the log house of Christian and It was of logs, puncheon floor, cabin roof, stick and clay chrmmey, a fire place then feet wide. the arch was of Poplar log hewn with three cornered and so high the writer has stood straight under it.
They had worshiped in New Jersey at German Reformed Church.
Abbots Creek Primitive as the first Baptist Church in northeastern Davidson Co. and was constituted in 1756. From the early church minutes of 1818 a petition was brought forward to " pale over the burying grounds" with Joseph Spurgin and William Bodenhamer as superintendents.
Lower Abbotts Creek cemetery is located at this church and Upper Abbott Creek Cemtary is accross the road from a split of the Church in 1832 lead by Ashley Swaim who had declared non-fellowhsip against the Baptist State Convention Bible Societies, Sunday Schools, and all aids to the the Baptist State Convention. Fifteen members withdrew
Source: Bodenhamer Book by Lois Ione Hotchkiss Heuss ( Mrs. John Sanford Heuss published in 1979 by Herb Eaton, Inc. , Charlotte, N.C. 28212 and Walsworth Publishing, Co. Marceline, Missouri 64658.)
On this date he signed the marriage bond of his daughter Ann
- [S78] Christian Bodenhamer of Rowan County, North Carolina, Lois Ione Hotchkiss Heuss, (Name: Herb Eaton, Inc, Charlotte, NC, 1979;).