Daughter of Samuel Chamberlain (1788-1865) and Mercy Cotton (1792-1880), of Cayuga Co., NY. In 1848, she married Abram G. Bodine in Huron Co., OH. Children: Ada O.; Frank Chamberlain; and Laura Augusta (Laurie). Some sources give her name as "Cordelia Mercy" or "Mary Cordelia." Her date of birth is sometimes listed as 1824.