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William Badger

Birthplace: Ireland
Death: Died in Franklin County, Ohio, United States
Place of Burial: Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Martha Badger
Father of Daniel Badger

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About William Badger

Ben M. Angel notes: The father-son relationship between William and Daniel appears to be possible, but not demonstrated. The maiden name of Martha, William Badger's wife, is not determined. If William and Martha are in fact parents of Daniel, he must have been pretty close to, if not, first born - Martha would have been 15-16 years old, and William would have been 26 when he was born. The six siblings mentioned in William's will include: Martha, Ann (married to Joseph Badger Taylor), Joseph, Sterrat (born after 1802), Archibald J., and William, Jr.


From his Find A Grave page:

William Badger

  • Birth: Jun. 19, 1752 - Ireland
  • Death: Jan. 19, 1822 - Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA

William (aged 69) is married to Martha (aged 62) who lies beside him. Martha passed on a little over 3 years after William. Both are in unmarked graves in unknown plots at this cemetery...Their markers have long since vanished or deteriorated over time.

Here is a transcription of William Badger's last Will:

Franklin County Ohio Archives Wills.....Badger, William: August 7, 1822

In the name of God amen, I William Badger of Franklin County, Jackson Township & state of Ohio, being sick and weak in the body but of sound and disposing mind & (unreadable) considering the certainty of death & (unreadable) being decision to settle my wordly affairs & thereby be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence do therefore make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form, following, that is say,first I commit my soul into the Almighty hands of God and my body to the earth to lie decently buried at the discretion of my executors herein after named & after my debts and funeral charges are paid.

  • First I do leave and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife, Martha Badger (unreadable)
    • one sheet one bed one blanket two coverlets one umbrella and all her wearing apparel and a quantity of linen and woolen yarn now in the house,
    • one (unreadable)
    • one single washing (unreadable)
    • one half dozen silver tea spoons
    • one set of cups and saucers
    • one white cow and calf
    • half a dozen knives and forks
    • one falling leaf table and tablecloth
    • one stewing kettle and one coffee pot and
    • her saddle
  • and fifteen dollars a year I leave and bequeath unto my daughter Martha to be paid yearly and every year out of any estate so long as she remain a widow delivered to her out of the produce of the place.
  • My freehold estate I wish to be sold after my decease and to be equally divided amongst my children
    • accept my son (unreadable) Badger I do leave and bequeath unto him thirty dollars and
    • I do leave and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Badger wife of Joseph Badger Taylor of Franklinton fifty dollars each to be levied out of my estate and
    • likewise except my son Joseph Badger by reason of an account that I am informed he holds against me and if he presents the account after my decease I deny owing him any of the said account after my decease and it is to be deducted out of his part of the legacy and
  • unto my son Sterrat Badger I do leave and bequeath
    • my Hannah mare and the sorrel colt and
    • my watch
    • besides his equal share of the freehold estate and personal property after it is sold.
    • The mare and colt is to be kept in the property of my son Archibald J. Badger until (unreadable) Sterrat Badger arrives to the age of twenty one years and
  • lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my dearly beloved sons Wm. Badger Jr and Archibald J Badger to be my executors of this my last will and testament revoking and annulling all former wills by me heretofore made satisfying and confirming then and none other to be my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at the bottom of this seventh day of August one thousand eight hundred and twenty two.

Signed William Badger

Proved by Samuel Clark and William C. Duff and ordered to be recorded

Additional Comments:

  • Names in will:
    • William Badger,
    • Martha Badger,
    • daughters Martha Badger,
    • Ann Badger,
    • Archibald Badger,
    • Wm. Badger Jr,
    • Joseph Taylor,
    • Sterrat Badger,
    • Joseph Badger

Source: Wills, Franklin County Ohio Volume A-103

  • Written: August 7, 1822
  • Recorded: August 15, 1822

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Inscription: From Cemetery Records: Sacred to the memory of WILLIAM BADGER a native of Ireland He died Jan 19, 1822 aged 69 years and 7 months

Note: No Grave Marker Exists

Burial: Old Franklinton Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA

  • Plot: Unknown
  • Created by: Gary W. Royer
  • Record added: Oct 31, 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 12229966
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William Badger's Timeline

June 1752
Age 25
Republic of Vermont
January 19, 1822
Age 69
Franklin County, Ohio, United States
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, United States