Stephen Badgley1,2,3

M, b. 1730, d. before 7 May 1800
FatherAnthony Badgley II b. c 1693, d. 3 Apr 1732
MotherPhoebe Haight b. b 1698, d. 20 Jan 1731/32
     Stephen was born in 1730 in the Town of Flushing, Queens County, Long Island, New York. His father died when he was only two years old & his mother a few months earlier. His father left the care of him & his siblings to his cousin, Isaac Thorne & his wife, Hannah Haight. Isaac removed the family to Dutchess County where he was a very prominent man. Stephen married circa 1753 in New York. The name of his wife is not known.4 The 1790 U.S. Federal Census enumerates at Kinderhook Town, Columbia County, New York, the family of Stephen Badgley [23:3].5 Stephen made his will on 20 March 1797 at Columbia County, New York. A transcribed copy of his will is found in the Surrogate's Court: Book B, page 61. The book is in extremely poor condition & extremely difficult to read. In it, Stephen mentions: Samuel whom he leaves 5 shillings, Elizabeth 5 pounds, Hannah, Sarah, Phebe, Anna, Abigail - her portion to be divided equally among her two sons, John, Anthony. He makes his two sons: John & Joseph his executors. There was no mention of his wife. Witnesses: Joseph Smith, Allen Smith, Jacob Stever.6 Stephen departed this life before 7 May 1800 in Chatham, Columbia County, New York. His will was probated on 7 May 1800.




  1. [S403] Estelle Clark Watson, Loyalists, Clarks, Badgleys and Allied Families - Ancestors and Descendants of Matthias4
    and Rachel (Abbott) Badgley
    , page 28 - Children: 1. ELIZABETH4; 2. HANNAH; 3. SARAH; 4. PHEBE, m. Dec. 26, 1776 Wilbour Earll; 5. ANN; 6. ABIGAIL; 7. JOHN; b. ca. 1756, d. ca. 1844; m. Dutchess Co., N. Y., Apr. 17, 1785 Polly Dodge; lived Coeyman's Hollow, N. Y.; 8. ANTHONY, b. June 29, 1768; m. 1) ; m.. 2) Mary Gould, b. Feb. 13, 1781; moved to Sidney Twp., Upper Canada. Probably he whom Caniff mentions in "Settlement of Upper Canada" (p. 479). Had 2 chil. (Stephens and Rosel) by 1st wife, 10 by second.; 9. JOSEPH, of Greenville, Green Co., N. Y.; d. 1813; m. prob. Lydia (     ).; 10. STEPHEN, b. Columbia Co., N. Y., ca. 1744, d. 1856; m. Joanna Mott,.
  2. [S406] Wheeler Thurston, Badgley Family History, page - Stephen Badgley, son of Anthony and Phoebe (Haight) Badgley, was born at Flushing, Long Island, about 172-; he moved up to Columbia County, N.Y. and was probably married there, but no record of his wife has yet been discovered. He died about 1800 leaving a will dated March 20, 1797, and probated May 7, 1800. Children of Stephen Badgley: 1. Elizabeth; 2. Hannah; 3. Sarah; 4. Phebe; 5. Ann; 6. Abigail; 7. John, born about 1756, married Polly Dodge and died at Coeyman's Hollow, N.Y. about 1844; 8. Anthony married Mary Gould and moved to Canada; 9. Joseph, moved to Greenville, Greene County; 10. Stephen born about 1774. [information courtesy of Stephen Badgley of Columbus, Ohio]
  3. [S412] Stephen Badgley, Badgley & Related Families.
  4. [S506] Note: He was 1st noted as married to Abia Davol, daughter of Christopher. Christopher's will does not name "Abia" among his children. Many note this on the web but so far we have found no one with proof other that saying it was on The name of "Abia" does not appear among Stephen's children or grandchildren.
  5. [S668] 1790 United States Federal Census: Columbia County, New York - page 247 - [Note: Not sure whether this is Sr. or Jr. but assuming Sr. for the present - klm] - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
  6. [S410] Will: Columbia County, New York Surrogate's Office - Wills - Volume B: page 61 - the book was said to be in deteriorating condition and could not be copied. A very kind woman, Lisa read through it looking for names within the will. - Kathy & Larry McCurdy.