George (2) Badgley, son of Anthony (1) and Elizabeth Badgley, was born
at Flushing, Long Island, about 1693-6. He moved to Elizabethwon, N.J.
Essex (now Union) County about 1718-20, and was there married to Mary
Hatfield. George Badgley was a land owner at Elizabethtown, and lived
there till his death, which took place about September, 1759. He is
said by a descendant to have been a ship’s carpenter, and to have met
his death by drowning, notwithstanding considerabale local fame as a
swimmer. He left no will, and on September 19, 1759, letters of
administration on his estate were granted to his son George. His widow
lived to an advanced age and died in August, 1794. She was buried in
the churchyard of the Presbyterian church at Elizabethtown, August 9,
1794, but no stone marks her grave.

Children of George (2) and Mary (Hatfield) Badgley:

(1) George (3) born about 1726, married twice and
died April 25, 1794 (see family 7); 2. Cornelius (3), born about 1728,
married Elsey Townley, and died June 10, 1794 (see family 8); 3.
Elizabeth, born about 173- married first May 1, 1763, Benjamain Jackson
of Hackensack: secondly Mr. Brown and thirdly (Captain Samuel?) Lee; 4.
Sarah, born about 173- married first John Clark; secondly; William
Graham; thirdly, Mr. De Forest and died December 2, 1793; 5. Mary, born
about 1739, married James Carmichael as his second wife, and died July
30, 1759; 6. Rachel, born about 1741, married John Boobs and died
November 10 1759



This BADGLEY HISTORY by Wheeler Thurston was originally published in the
Newark, New Jersey Evening News – July 23 to Nov 11, 1906
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