(1832-1853)« return to database list
Maria E. Waddell was the only daughter of Hugh Waddell, eminent Hillsborough lawyer. The family home was in Twin Chimneys in Hillsborough, NC. Hugh Waddell maintained a law office, not standing, at the extreme northeast intersection of West King and North Wake Streets. He was an alumnus of the University of North Carolina and served as a North Carolina State Representative, Senator and Lieutenant Governor.
Maria E. Waddell is listed in the Burwell School Catalogue of 1848-51  and was probably enrolled from about 1846-1850. A notice in the The Hillsborough Recorder  of January 12, 1853 announces her marriage to John C. Badham on January 4, 1853. The Badhams were a firm of commission merchants in Edenton.
An obituary clipping in the Heartt-Wilson Papers in the Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill notes that Maria E. Badham, only daughter of the Hon. Hugh Waddell and wife of John C. Badham, died, aged twenty, March 5, 1853, in New York, NY .
Maria E. Waddell was born in 1832. She died on March 5, 1853.