I am the great great grandson of Josiah Bodkin. My grandfaher, Joe Bodkin told me that the family didn't want to talk about this situation. I think that Josiah, and Mahulda were the childern of Sally Simmons. All are buried in the Bodkin cemetery. Nathan Smith reported Sally's death (recorded in "grave Register II Pendleton County West Virginia 1980") and listed himself as Son In Law. Also, Sally is listed as single (Unmarried). I can't seem to find any info on Josiah and Mahulda's father.
I take care of the cemetery. Just mowed it this morning.