Date/Place of Birth: January 25, 1862; Saluda County, S.C.
Parents: Obediah Bodie and Annie Elizabeth (Chapman) Bodie.
Spouse/Marriage Date: Lilla E. (Vansant) Bodie; December 24, 1895 in Saluda, S.C.
Children: The Reverend Earl Kennan, Ralph Gilbert, Muriel, Winifred, Henry Cromer, Nathan Vansant.
Education: Newberry College, A.B. 1893, A.M.; Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, 1895, B.D. 1926.
Ordination: 1894 by South Carolina Synod. Calls: In South Carolina, 1894-98, 1907-12. In Georgia, 1898-1903. In North Carolina in 1903-07 and 1912-26: Christiana, Granite Quarry-Union, Rowan County; St. Luke-Pilgrim, Davidson County-Reformation, Davie County; Christiana-Wittenberg, Granite Quarry-St. James, Rockwell; Grace, Thomasville; second time, Union, Rowan County.
Other: Retired 1927. Pioneer in Sunday School teacher training. Member and Chair, Boards of Mount Pleasant Collegiate Institute and Mont Amoena Seminary. Joint Communion Basis and Constitution for Merger of North Carolina and Tennessee Synods, 1919-21.
Date of Death/Burial Location: October 9, 1934; Union Church, Rowan County, N.C.