Capt. Daniel Badger

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Daniel Badger

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Newbury, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts
Death: February 22, 1769 (70)
Union City, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Nathaniel Badger and Mary Badger
Husband of Sarah Badger and Patience Badger
Father of Daniel Badger; Gideon Badger; David Badger and Jeremiah Badger
Brother of John Badger; Nathaniel Badger; Mehitabel Palmer; Edmund Badger; Mary Badger and 11 others

Occupation: Captain
Managed by: Cecilie Nygård
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About Capt. Daniel Badger

Captain Daniel Badger, son of Nathaniel Badger, of Norwich, Conn., was one of the first settlers of Union. He first lived on the land afterwards owned by Dr. Shubael Hammond, and now by Mason Horton. He built the first house and dug the first well and cleared the land which he bought of William Ward, being lot No. 2, of what were called the home lots. This was situated entirely on the east side of the town street. It extended east four hun- dred rods, and was about seventy rods wide. The north- east corner was marked by a stone on which were the let- ters W. W. "lying on the west side of a little brook." The deed of sale was dated May 21, 1736. He sold this land April 16, 1741, to Samuel Bartholomew. While digging the well, his children came to the brink and cried for bread, and he had none to give them. So he came up out of the well and went through what was then a wilderness to Brimfield, to buy bread for his little ones. This legend about the well is a true story, for his daughter Patience, who married Elias Armstrong, told it to Charles Ham- mond's mother—and she was one of the hungry little ones. Mr. Hammond could just remember this old Mrs. Arm- strong. Captain Badger moved from his first settlement in Union, to the mill site at the outlet of Mashapaug, which he was the first to improve. He died February 22, 1769, aged 72. He married first Sarah Roath, October 22, 1719, by whom he had three children. For his second wife he married Patience Durkee, June 28, 1727. She died Septem- ber 28, 1793. Ch. I. Daniel, b. July 14, 1720. 2. Gideon, b. March 22, 1723. 3. David, b. January 8, 1725. 4. Jonathan, b. December 4, 1729, graduated at Princeton, in 1751, was tutor there three years, and died in Union, January 25, 1757. 5. Sarah, b. April 9, 1730, m. Robert Jennings, of Ashford, December 20, 1749. 6. Patience, b. January 17, 1732, m. Elias Arm- strong. 7. Hannah, b. September 3, 1734, m. first, Henry NcNeil; second, James Armour, December 17, 1777. 8. Elizabeth, b. at Union, November 28, 1737, d. December 22, 1740. 9. Ann, b. September 20, 1740, m. Eleazar How- ard, of Sturbridge. 10. Jeremiah, b. December 13, 1742, m. Zeruiah Peake.

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Capt. Daniel Badger's Timeline

1698
March 27, 1698
Newbury, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts
1720
July 14, 1720
Age 22
New London, New London County, Connecticut Colony
1723
March 22, 1723
Age 24
Union, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
1725
January 8, 1725
Age 26
Union, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
1742
December 13, 1742
Age 44
Union, Tolland County, Province of Connecticut, British Crown Colony
1769
February 22, 1769
Age 70
Union City, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony