|Death: ||Mar. 19, 1865|
Samuel Badgley was the son of James Badgley and Elizabeth Brown. Among the early Ontario marriage notices is the following: "16 June 1841, Samuel Badgley of Thurlow and Elizabeth Palmer of Tyendinaga. Married by Cyrus R. Allison of the Wesleyan Methodist Church." (Married on 30 May, published on 16 June)The 1861 Census of Tyendinaga also finds Samuel Badgley, Yeoman, Born Canada West, Religion Epis. Meth. age 52, Male, Married to Elizabeth 39 Female. Children: Thomas 19 M, James 17 M, Catherine 15 F, Mary Ann 13 F , Obidiah 11 M, William 9 M, Martha 7 F, John 3 M . (Living in the same house hold, or next door are Dan (Dav) Palmer 28, and Lucy Palmer 19) They are living in a one story log cabin.
From The Madoc Mercury, March 24, 1865: ACCIDENTAL DEATH "On Monday, the 19th instant, an inquest was held by Charles Gream, Esq., Coroner, and a Jury of 14, on the body of Samuel Badgely, at the deceased's residence on Lot 11 in the 7th Concession of Madoc. It appeared in evidence that deceased left home in the morning for the purpose of chopping some fire wood, and as he did not return, after the dinner horn had been sounded twice, his daughter went after him and found him lying near a tree he had been falling, a branch of which had struck him in the face and forehead, fracturing the skull. He was quite dead when found. The Jury returned a verdict of "accidentally killed."
The deceased and his family have lately come to reside in these parts, having purchased the farm on which they resided. The Jury and those present having been informed that the family were in distressed circumstances, at the suggestion of Dr. Elmer (the surgeon summoned to examine the body) a subscription was set on foot, and $11.60 was collected. Wm Ward, Esq, Deputy Reeve, kindly taking the list, and undertaking to be in the vilage with it on the next morning to see what further sum could be raised.
Elizabeth Palmer Badgley (1821 - 1901)*
James Bagley (1846 - 1912)*
Note: Buried in an unmarked grave
Created by: Marilyn Harrison
Record added: Sep 24, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 117572539
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