Ebenezer Badger

Is your surname Badger?

Research the Badger family

Ebenezer Badger's Geni Profile

Records for Ebenezer Badger

319,395 Records

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


Ebenezer Badger

Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Indiana, United States
Death: February 24, 1880 (67)
Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa, United States (Suicide by shotgun)
Place of Burial: Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Daniel Badger and Hannah Badger
Husband of Margaret A. Badger
Father of Ephraim Badger; John Weyant Badger; Samuel W. Badger; Edward Tucker Badger; Francis Marion Badger and 6 others
Brother of John Badger; Ephraim Badger; Reason Badger; Susan Flummer; Daniel S. Badger and 4 others

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Ebenezer Badger

From the Ancestors of George R. Badger page on the USGenWeb Project, by Russell Miller in January 2003:


vi. Ebenezer Badger, born November 12, 1812 in Indiana; died February 24, 1880 in Lucas Co., Iowa; married Margaret (Peggy) Wiant January 10, 1836 in Grant Co IN; born July 18, 1818 in Bedford Co., PA; died July 20, 1896 in Lucas Co., Iowa.

Notes for Ebenezer Badger:

11 Children

More About Ebenezer Badger:

Burial: Chariton Cemetery, Chariton, Iowa

Marriage Notes for Ebenezer Badger and Margaret Wiant:

Date Confirmed: Indiana State Library Genealogy Division

Indiana Marriages Through 1850


More About Ebenezer Badger and Margaret Wiant:

Marriage: January 10, 1836, Grant Co IN

From the Find A Grave page on Ebenezer Badger:



Nov. 30, 1812

Dutchess County

New York, USA

(Ben M. Angel notes: This is probably in error. No other reference supports it.)


Feb. 24, 1880


Lucas County

Iowa, USA

Son of Daniel Badger and Hannah Mallot.

On 10 January 1836 he married Margaret Wyant in Grant Co, IN. They had 12 or 13 children. Their son Isaac is buried near them. Also, Isaac's son Lawrence and their granddaughter Cora [daughter of William Badger] are buried nearby.

The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa

Saturday, February 28, 1880

SAD SUICIDE.-- On Tuesday morning the people of the city were shocked to hear of the death by suicide, of MR. EBENEZER BADGER, an old and respected citizen of this county, residing a mile or so southeast of town. The coroner was soon at the house of the deceased, where the truth of the terrible report was soon realized. The old man had deliberately placed a loaded shotgun to the side of his head and discharged it, killing himself almost instantly.

The cause for the rash deed was family difficulties, as for some years past the old man, his wife and boys at home had not lived harmoniously, the trouble arising from the ownership of the property. It seems that MR. BADGER had made an engagement to come to town on Tuesday morning, and had saddled a horse to ride, but that one of his boys turned him loose and refused to permit the old gent to ride. Soon afterward the tragedy was committed.

The old man, two or three years ago, was strongly inclined to move to Oregon, but a reconciliation was effected between him and his family, and he gave it up.

MR. BADGER was one of the pioneer settlers of Lucas County, he having removed here from the State of Indiana in 1850, and settled upon the place where he died. He was a hard-working, frugal, thrifty, temperate man, and after years of exertion had accumulated a handsome competence, which should have been a source of comfort and happiness to him in his old age. He reared a large family, most of his children married and residents of this county.

As a friend, neighbor and citizen, MR. BADGER was universally esteemed by those who knew him and will be lamented now that he is dead. His age was about 69 years.

Family links:


Samuel Badger (1842 - 1924)*

Edward Tucker Badger (1845 - 1917)*

Phoebe Badger Moore (1862 - 1933)*


Margaret Wyant Badger (1818 - 1896)*


Chariton Cemetery


Lucas County

Iowa, USA

Maintained by: Patsey Gentry

Originally Created by: Jeanne Gaumer

Record added: Sep 27, 2006

Find A Grave Memorial# 15908402

view all 15

Ebenezer Badger's Timeline

November 12, 1812
Indiana, United States
November 7, 1836
Age 23
Grant County, Indiana, United States
September 18, 1838
Age 25
Grant County, Indiana, United States
December 25, 1842
Age 30
Grant County, Indiana, United States
May 10, 1845
Age 32
Grant County, Indiana, United States
October 14, 1847
Age 34
Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa, United States
November 22, 1849
Age 37
Washington County, Indiana, United States
November 23, 1853
Age 41
Lucas County, Iowa, United States
June 30, 1856
Age 43
Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa, United States
May 25, 1859
Age 46
Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa, United States