Grave Marking for Compatriot Nicholas Bunn Boddie

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The Halifax Resolves Chapter NC SAR recently hosted a grave marking for Compatriot Nicholas Bunn Boddie at Rose Hill Plantation near Nashville, NC.

Nicholas Bunn Boddie, son of Bennett Bunn and Anna Crudup Boddie was born July 31, 1889 in Nash County, NC.  Realizing as a young adult that the male Boddie line had all died, he petitioned the Superior Court of Nash County on July 7, 1914 to change his name from Nicholas Boddie Bunn to Nicholas Bunn Boddie.  On July 31, 1914 the Court granted his request, restoring the male Boddie line in Nash County.


Compatriot Boddie joined the Sons of the American Revolution on June 16, 1919 as a descendant of one of Nash County’s founders, Patriot Nathan Boddie.  He was a member of the now defunct Rocky Mount Chapter and was listed on the Muster Roll of the 1928 Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Society, held at the Sir Walter Raleigh Hotel in Raleigh, NC.


On October 23, 1924, Nicholas married Lucy Valeria Mayo (daughter of Mr. & Mrs. C. W. Mayo of Tarboro) in Richmond VA.  To this union was born three children, Nicholas Jr., Ben Mayo and Lucy Ann.


Nicholas Bunn Boddie died November 5, 1951.


Halifax Resolves President Mr. David B. Gammon presided as the Master of Ceremonies.  Rev. Betty Willis, pastor of the Macon UMC officiated as chaplain.  NC SAR President Mr. George K. Strunk brought greetings on behalf of the North Carolina Society.  The Combined NC SAR Color Guard under the command of NC SAR CG Commander Mr. Ken Wilson presented the colors.  HRC President Gammon and Rev. Willis dedicated the marker.  Wreaths were presented by NC SAR President George Strunk, the Halifax Resolves Chapter NC SAR, the Alamance Battleground Chapter NC SAR, the General George Washington Chapter NC SAR, the Micajah Pettaway Chapter NC DAR and the Warren Chapter NC DAR.