25 Jul 2005
Source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside County, IL
Originally published 1885 Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL
Transcribed by: Brandi McLoughlin
John P. Badgley, of the firm of Stilson & Badgley, general merchants at Tampico, was born Dec.6, 1831, in the township of Gallipolis, Gallia Co., Ohio, where his parents, Anthony and Sallie (King) Badgley, became residents before their marriage. The ancestors of both lines of descent were natives of New England. Mr. Badgley pass the years of his minority in his native State. In 1852 he came to Kendall Co., Ill., whither his father came soon afterward, and is now resident there, aged 78. The mother died in Ohio in 1845. In Kendall County, the father and son engaged in farming, and operated jointly some years. In 1857 the latter located on a farm in Tampico Township, and was its occupant until 1883. In that year he went to Brown Co., Dak., whence he returned eight months later and formed his present business association. He is the owner of 320 acres of land in Dakota. In political faith and relations Mr. Badgley is a Republican. He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he has been many years officially connected with the society. He has also been identified with the local affairs of Tampico village. Mr. Badgley was married in January, 1854, to Sarah A. Glassburn. She was born in August, 1837, in the township of Gallipolis, Ohio, and is the daughter of a farmer. Following are the names of the children of Mr. and Mrs. Badgley: Mary J., John, Ida,”Jed” and Minnie are married; Hettie E. and Perry are not living; Hallie resides with her parents.