Lydia Ripley Badger

Brief Life History of Lydia Ripley

When Lydia Ripley Badger was born on 16 March 1831, in Charleston, Orleans, Vermont, United States, her father, John Badger, was 30 and her mother, Lydia Chamberlain, was 32. She married Jerome Napoleon Remington on 22 January 1848, in Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1847 and lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Mountain Dell, Uintah, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 9 May 1906, in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Vernal Memorial Park, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jerome Napoleon Remington
Lydia Ripley Badger
Marriage: 22 January 1848
Ernest Badger Remington
Lydia Eugenia Remington
Jerome Eugene Remington
Harriet Amelia Remington
Rodney Badger Remington
Helen Maria Badger Remington
Joseph Fuller Remington
Nancy Roxana May Badger Remington
Marion Vilate Remington
John Bradley Remington
Phoebe Violet Remington
Laura Ellen Remington

Sources (46)

  • Lydia Remnigton in household of Jerome Remnigton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Lydia Ripley Badger - Individual or family possessions: birth: 16 March 1831; Charleston, Orleans, Vermont, United States
  • Lydia Badger, Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

1839 · Nauvoo is Settled

After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning


habitational name from a place in Shropshire named Badger, probably from an unattested Old English personal name Bæcg + Old English ofer ‘ridge’.

occupational name for a maker of bags (see Bagge 1) or from Middle English badger ‘hawker, huckster’, though this word is not recorded before 1467–8 and it is of doubtful origin. It is unlikely that the surname has anything to do with the animal (see Brock 2), which was not known by this name until the 16th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Lydia Ripley Badger & Jerome Napoleon Remington Biography

Lydia Ripley Badger Remington, a prominent Church worker in the Uintah Stake, Utah, was born March 16, 1831 at Charleston, Orleans County, Vermont, daughter of John Badger and Lydia Chamberlain. …

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