Here are a couple of pieces of information for you to consider. Henry B. is in Joshua & Barbara's household in 1850 census. Another researcher noted a reference for Henry in the History of Randolph Co WVA -- it lists Henry Benjamin as s/o Joshua Bodkin & Barbara Propst.
CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: WV COUNTY: Pendleton DIVISION: 50th District REEL NO: M432-968
PAGE NO: 53b
Enumerated on the 24th day of Sept 1850 by J. B. Moomau
8 725 725 Botkin Joshua 42 M Farmer 180 Virginia
9 725 725 Botkin Barbara 33 F Virginia X
10 725 725 Botkin Delila 13 F Virginia
11 725 725 Botkin John A. 11 M Virginia
12 725 725 Botkin William H. 9 M Virginia
13 725 725 Botkin Michael 8 M Virginia
14 725 725 Botkin Mary M. 6 F Virginia
15 725 725 Botkin Henry B. 4 M Virginia
16 725 725 Botkin Nichodemus 2 M Virginia
17 725 725 Botkin Joshua W. 1 M Virginia
Title: The History of Randolph Co., West Virginia, p. 331
Henry Benjamin Bodkin b. 1845 Pendleton Co.; s/o Joshua and Barbara (Propst) Bodkin; German parentage; in 1873, in Pendleton, he married Nellie E., d/o Samuel and Susanna (Stone) Puffenbarger; children, Clara Virginia, Susan, Samuel Pleasants, A. Gilbert, Wilbur Jackson, Minnie Jane, Chlodie Elva, Pearlie Viola; farmer; moved to Randolph in 1888; was in Southern army, 62nd Va, under Lang; was in battles of New Market and about Richmond, and in several skirmishes; was wounded at Beverly and also at New Market.
SOURCE: Maxwell, Hu. The History of Randolph County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Acme Publishing Company, 1898. Reprint, Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1961
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