Biography of Harwood M. Badger
Chemung County, NY Biographies





Badger, Harwood M., was born in Harpursville, Broome County, N. Y., October 31, 1812, and came to Elmira about 1832. In 1835 he bought 180 acres of land on Newtown Creek near East Hill, where he now resides, and on which the woolen mills and the sanitarium are now located. He married three times, first, Emily Smith, February 7, 1838, by whom he had three children, of whom two died young and Martha L. died at the age of twenty six years. He married, second, Mrs. Jane D. Gillett, August 19, 1868, and third, Mrs. Jennie R. De Lacy, of Boston, March 18, 1889. Mr. Badger has been a Republican since the formation of that party, but has never SOUGHT for official responsbility. He has served as poormaster and street commissioner. His father, Maj. Samuel Badger, was born in Massachusetts about 1777 and early moved to Harpursville, N. Y. He married Ahigail Miles, of Connecticut, and they had twelve children, namely: Ianthy, Samuel M., Sophio, Marcus M., Russell M., Amanda, Amasa M., Harwood M., Harvey P., Lucius M., Angeline, and Luther.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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