|Birth: ||Feb. 6, 1768|
Bella Badger (1768-1833) was one of the most widely known men of his day. Born at Windham, Connecticut, he engaged in business in Baltimore, Maryland, and came to Bucks County in 1807. He became interested in the turf while living in Baltimore, where he purchased the horse "Hickory," and with him won a race on the Germantown course against "Postboy," who was owned by General Ethan Allen. Badger was subsequently associated with William R. Johnson of Virginia in owning some of the best racing stock of that day. It was by their efforts that the superiority of southern horses was first demonstrated
Badger's District, in Buck's County was named after Bella Badger. He owned the property now known as Croydon. He was a very industrious farmer and created a series of dikes to reclaim three hundred acres of land from the Delaware River There is a one room schoolhouse that bears his name that sits on State Road, on the left side as you approach Croydon coming from Bristol. Bella Badger died in 1835.
Saint James Episcopal Churchyard
Created by: David Gardner
Record added: Oct 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60646289
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