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Mr. \\^arren was one of the first two elected
wardens (senior). Jeremiah Pierce being the
jimior warden, and he continued to hold this
office until his death. In 1S15 his wife, Phebe
(Bouton) W'arren. formed in the parish a
Saturday sewing class for poor girls, which
she conducted until her death in 1835. It was
then carried on by her daughter-in-law, Mary,
wife of Nathan \A'arren. From this sewing
class grew later the "Church of the Holy
Cross".

Mr. Warren lived a life of great usefulness,
and was universally loved and respected. He
never had a lawsuit and avoided religious con-
troversy. When the British attack was made
on Norwalk during the revolution he ioined
with his townsmen in the defense of their
homes and beat the British off, not. however,
until nearly all the dwellings were burnt. A
tablet, erected by the vestry, in St. Paul's
Church is inscribed, "In memory of Eliakim
Warren, senior warden of this church from



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its organization in 1804 until iiis death. To
hiis zeal and munificence the congregation, un-
der God, is indebted for its origin and pros-
perity. He died September 4, 1824, aged sev-
enty-seven years". The vestry also erected a
tablet inscribed : "In memory of Phebe War-
ren, relict of Eliakim. She died January 17,
1835, aged eighty years. A mother in Israel.
She supported and conducted a sewing class
for the children of the poor".

Eliakim Warren married, January 17, 1771,
Phebe, born March 5, 1754, died January 17,
1835, daughter of Esaias and Phebe (Bixby)
Bouton, of Norwalk. Children: i. Esaias,
born in Norwalk, Connecticut, October 16,
1771, died in Troy, New York, April 19, 1829.
2. Hannah, born July 19, 1773, died January,
1775. 3. Hannah (2), born August 30, 1775,
died June, 1776. 4. Nathan, mentioned below.
5. Stephen.

(VI) Nathan, second son of Eliakim (2)
and Phebe (Bouton) Warren, was born in
Norwalk, Connecticut, May 11, 1777, died at
Troy, New York, August 13, 1834. He was
of the firm of Esaias Warren & Company,
Troy, 1798, continuing until March i, 1827.
He was one of the proprietors of the "Earth-
ern Conduit Company", formed to "supply the
inhabitants with water". He was one of the
first board of managers of the Troy Savings
Bank in 1823. He was an original incor-
porator of the Troy Steamboat Company in
1825, vestryman of St. Paul's Church, 1827.
and in the same year erected the "Mansion
House", at the corner of Second and Albany
streets, Troy. He was an incorporator of the
Troy & Bennington Turnpike Company in
1827, and an incorporator and one of the first
directors of the Rensselaer & Saratoga Rail-
road Company in 1832. He married, April
24, t8o8. ]\Iary. daughter of Nathan and .-Kbi-
gail (Burlock) Bouton, born April 21. 1789,
died February 8, 1859, a descendant of John
Bouton. the Huguenot. She continued the
Saturday sewing class founded by Mrs. Phebe
(Bouton) Warren, her mother-in-law, and
after the death of the latter, continued it into
a day school. After she had been left a
widow Mrs. ^^''arren gave her time almost en-
tirely to church and philosophic work. She
was the founder and donor of the "Church of
the Holv Cross", Troy, in 1844, "A house of
prayer for all people, without money and
without price". The girls' day school was in-



corporated by act of legislature, March 19,
1846. By it Mary Warren, the founder, the
Rev. John Ireland Tucker, and Amos S.
Perry, became a corporate body, by name
"The Warren Free Institute", for "the pur-
pose of maintaining and conducting a free
school'. December 7, 1848, the Rev. John
Ireland Tucker was ordained to the priesthood
and became the first rector of the Church of
the Holy Cross, April 5, 1849. The name of
the Warren Free Institute was changed by act
of legislature to "The Mary Warren Free In-
stitute of the City of Troy". In 1889 the
church was handsomely improved, Dr. Nathan
B., Stephen E. and George Henry Warren
contributing the necessary funds. The en-
larged chancel was dedicated December 24,
1889, on which occasion the choirmen of the
church wore for the first time an ecclesiastical
habit. This church was one of the earliest
of the free churches of the Episcopal com-
munion built in the United States. In it was
first introduced the choral service, and mainly
through the liberality of Dr. Nathan B. War-
ren. The girls who composed the choir were
dressed in a uniform of long scarlet cloaks and
black hats. The children of Mary (Bouton)
Warren were the donors of the organ, the
chime of bells, and the richly colored windows.
Others of the family contributed the beautiful
brass lectern, a fac-simile of the one in Exeter
Cathedral, England, and the brass corona. A
stone tablet set in the west wall of the ante-
chapel reads : "This church, free to all peo-
ple, was founded bv Marv. widow of Nathan
Warren, A. D., MDCCCVLIV. The ante-
chapel contemplated by the founder was built
by her children as a memorial to their vener-
ated mother, who on the VIII dav of Febru-
ary. A. D. MDCCCLIX in the LXX year of
her age entered into that rest which remains
for the people of God".

The children of Nathan and Mary (Bou-
ton) Warren are: t. Harriet Louise, married
Captain Edmund Shriver, who rose to the
rank of general. United .States army, in the
civil war: she was thrown from a sleigh. Jan-
uary 15. T8t;9, and instantly killed. 2. Nathan
Bouton, Mus. Doc, a musical composer of
note and author of numerous anthems; his
literary work is also of a high order ; he never
married. 3. Stephen Eliakim, graduate of
Trinity Colleee. unmarried. 4. George Henry,
mentioned below.



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(VII) George Henry, son of Nathan and
Mary (Bouton) Warren, was born in Troy,
New York. November i8, 1823. He was a
graduate of Union College, and a member of
the New York State bar, becoming in course
of time a noted lawyer. He was engaged in
financial operations as well as in the practice
of the law in New York throughout his life.
He was the originator of the Metropolitan
Opera House. He married, in New York
City, April 20. 1851, Mary Caroline, daughter
of Jonas Phillip and Mary (Whitney) Phoe-
nix. She was a sister of Lloyd Phoenix, Phil-
lips Phoenix, and also of Stephen Whitney
Phoenix, the antiquarian and genealogist, who
died in 1S81. Children: i. Mary Ida, mar-
ried Robert Percy Alden, of New York City.
2. Harriet Louise, married Robert Coelet, of
New York City. 3. George Henry Jr., men-
tioned below. 4. Emmeline Whitney Dore.
5. Whitney Phoenix, died March 22, 1863. 6.
Edmund Warren, deceased. 7. Whitney W..
married Charlotte A. Tooker, and resides at
New York and Newport, Rhode Island. 8.
Anna Phoenix, twin of Whitney W., died
August 9, 1865. g. Edith Caroline, married
William Starr Miller, of New York City. 10.
Llovd Elliot, graduate of Columbia College,
1888.

(VIII) George Henry (2), son of George
Henry (i) and Mary Caroline (Phoenix)
Warren, was born in Troy, New York, Octo-
ber 17, 1855. He is a stock broker, having
also been educated as a lawyer, and is a grad-
uate from Columbia College Law School. He
is one of the directors of the Metropolitan
Opera House in New York and director of
various railroads. He is a member of the Bar
Association, the Metropolitan and Union
clubs, and was a member of the New York
Stock Exchange. He married, May 14, 1885,
Georgia ^\'illiams. of Stonington, Connecticut.
Children: i. Constance Whitney, born in
New York City, January 17,' 1888; married,
December 19, 1912. at 924 Fifth avenue, New
York City, Conte Guy de Lasteyrie^ eldest son
of the Marquis de Lasteyrie, a descendant of
Several La Fayette, of revolutionary fame. 2.
George Henry, born at Newport, Rhode Is-
land, July 29, 18S9. Mr. George Henry War-
ren lives at 924 Fifth avenue. New York City,
and has a country place at Newport. Rhode
Island.



This family is of English de-
OGDEN scent and of great antiquity, it

being claimed that the name was
first written "de Hoghton". There is unmis-
takable evidence that families of this surname,
variously spelled, were located in different
parts of England as far back as the time of
William the Conqueror. One of the earliest
forms of the name was borne by Peter de
Hoton, who in 11 50 A. D. founded Erden or
Arden Priory, a Benedictine nunnery. John
de Hoton, in 1200 A. D., made certain grants
to the parish of Hoton, and was the father of
Sir John de Oketon, Knight of Rowcandura.
Other variations in the spelling of the name
have been Oketone. Okton, Ocktone, Okedone,
Okedon, Okeden, Oakden. Okden. and finally
Ogden ; this last form having first come into
use about the year 1500 A. D. The derivation
of the name seems to be from the Saxon
"ock". oak-tree, and "den" or "dean", a wood-
ed valley ; the name is thus freely rendered
"oak dale" or "oak valley", and on all of the
escutcheons of the arms-bearing Ogden fami-
lies of England the oak branches or leaves,
and acorns, are always found. The arms of
this branch of the family are: Sable, on a
fesse argent, between three acorns, or, as
many oak leaves vert. The crest also displays
the oak leaves and acorns. The motto is : Tan
que je puis.

(I) Robert Ogden. the earliest discoverable
English ancestor of the American family, is
first found upon record in the year 1453 when
he appears as a witness to a land grant in
Nutlev. Hampshire. He again appears in
1457 in connection with a post-niortcni search
concerning lands in Nutley belonging to one
Joan Ogden, of Ellingham, countv Southamp-
ton, who was presumably his wife. He had
two children: Richard, mentioned below;
William, married Agnes Hamlyn, and died
in T!;i7.

(II) Richard, son of Robert and Joan Og-
den, married Mabel, daughter of Johannes de
Hoogan, of Lyndhurst, Hants, prior to March
8 150'^. Children: John, married Margaret
Wharton ; William, mentioned below ; Robert,
who=e line became extinct in 1613.

(Ill") William, son of Richard and Mabel
(de Hoogan 1 Ogden. married. May 0. 1539.
AbiErail. daughter of Henry Goodsall. of
Bradlev Plain. He died before July 19, 1569,
on which date his widow confirmed to her




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oldest son Edward and his wife, all her lands
and tenements in Bradley Plain and Minstead.
Children : Edward, mentioned below ; Abi-
gail, married Philip Bennet ; Charles.

(IVj Edward, son of William and Abigail
(Goodsall) Ogden, was born at Bradley Plain,
September 6, 1540. He married there, De-
cember 16, 1563, Margaret, daughter of Rich-
ard and Margaret Wilson, her parents con-
firming to herself and her husband land in
Bradley Plain and Minstead. Children :
Thomas, born 1565, married Elizabeth Sam-
ford; Margaret, born 1566, married Isaac
Samford ; Richard, mentioned below ; Edward,
1570, died in infancy; John, 1571, married
Margaret Huntington, daughter of Samuel
and Margaret (Crane) Huntington.

(V) Richard (2), son of Edward and Mar-
garet (W^ilson) Ogden, was born at Bradley
Plain, May 15, 1568. Pie appears to have
lived in Wiltshire and had lands in New
Sarum and Plaitford. He married. May 2,
1592, Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel and Mar-
garet (Crane) Huntington, and sister of his
brother John's wife. Children: Richard,
born 1596, died in infancy; Richard, 1597,
died 1590; Edward, 1598, married Elizabeth
Knight ; Elizabeth, 1603, died in infancy ;
Elizabeth. 1607, married — - — • Martin; John,
mentioned below ; Richard, 1610, married
Mary, daughter of David Hall, of Gloucester,
England, and died at Fairfield, Connecticut,
leaving numerous descendants; David, 161 1,
died without issue.

(VI) John Ogden, the pilgrim, son of
Richard (2) and Elizabeth (Huntington) Og-
den, was born at Bradley Plain, Hampshire,
England, September 19, 1609, where he mar-
ried. May 8, 1637, Jane, daughter of Jonathan
Bond. He prospered and acquired property ;
and three children, two of whom were twins,
were born to him in England. The name of
the vessel in which he sailed for .America is
not known, but it probably landed at South-
ampton, on the southern shore of Long Island,
early in 1640, as he is first mentioned as re-
siding here, where, on April 17, 1640, he re-
ceived a grant of land known as Shinnecock
Hill, adioining Southampton on the west. He
was a leader among the settlers in founding
the town. He later sold his "housing and
home lot. etc.", in Southampton, to a cousin of
the same name in Rve, now Westchester coun-
ty. New York and in 1642 was of Stamford,



Connecticut. In this same year he entered
into a contract, in connection with his brother
Richard, with Governor Kicft, to build a stone
church in the fort at New Amsterdam; the
cost was to be two thousand five hundred
Dutch guilders, to be paid in cash, beaver,
skins, or merchandise. Harassing warfare
with the Indians retarded the work on the
structure, but it was completed in 1645. 'i"'"s
was the first church erected in what is now
New York City, and stood for nearly a cen-
tury, having been destroyed by fire in 1741.

In 1644 the Dutch governor of the New
Netherlands granted to John Ogden and five
others a tract of land then known as the Great
Plains, extending from the sound to the south
shore and embracing a large portion of what
is now the boroi:gh of Queens, New York.
But the misgovernment of the Dutch and their
cruelty toward the Indians repelled John Og-
den, who was noted for his justice and hu-
manity, and he returned to eastern Long Is-
land to dwell again among his own country-
men. In 1647 he obtained permission of the
Southampton authorities to plant a colony of
six families at North Sea, on the Great Pe-
conic Bay, which afterwards was called North-
ampton. Here he established tJie whaling in-
dustry of Long Island, which remained until
the discovery of petroleum in T859, perhaps
the most important source of wealth and em-
ployment to the inhabitants. On March 31,
1650. he was made freeman of Southampton
by the general council, and in the same year
became a magistrate and town treasurer. His
written treaty with Wyandanch, sachem of
Paumanicke, or Long Island, and chief of the
Shinnecock Indians, is still preserved.

After residing upon Long Island for a pe-
riod of twenty-four years the earliest settlers
upon the eastern side of the island saw greater
possibilities of material advancement by trans-
ferring their interests to New Jersey. It is
oossible that they were strongly influenced by
home affiliations and blood relationships, the
Oldens, Cranes, and Bonds being all Hamp-
shire people, as was Sir Philip Carteret to
whom extensive grants in New Jersev were
made by the king. In the summer of 1664,
therefore, Tohn Ogden and his fellow colonists
visited what is now Elizabeth, New Jersey,
purchasing from the Indians their title to the
land, October 25 of the same year. A month
afterward a patent was granted them by the



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Duke of York for " the parcell of land
Bounded on the South by a River commonly
called the Raritans River, on the East by ye
Sea wch partes Staten Island and tlie Main,
to Run Northwards up after cull Bay till you
come to the first River wch sets Westwards,
etc."

John Ogden appears to have taken the lead-
ing position amonof the New Jersey settlers,
and in 1665 took the oath of sujiremacy upon
the restoration of Charles II. According to
family tradition he named the town in honor
of his mother, Elizabeth Huntington ; other
tradition is that it was named in honor of
Lady Elizabeth, wife of Sir George Carteret.
Governor Carteret constituted the Ogden set-
tlement the seat of his colonial government,
anfi in October, 1665, appointed John Ogden
a justice of the peace ; a month later he was
appointed member of the governor's council
and deputy governor, other honors following.
He was one of the commissioners who ne-
gotiated with the Massachusetts Bay Colony
in regard to purchasing part of the Elizabeth
town patent, and was also one of the com-
missioners who adjusted the boundary line be-
tween Elizabeth and Newark. When New
York was retaken by the Dutch in 1673, the
ofificial position of John Ogden was not dis-
turbed although Carteret was overthrown. By
commission dated September i. 1673. the
Dutch generals and council of war appointed
him Schout. or Burgomaster, of Elizabeth,
Newark, Shrewsbury, and other settlements
in New Jersey, and this constituted him vir-
tually p'ovcrnor of New Jersey. He was a
man of more than ordinarv mark, a true
patriot and a trenuine Christian. He died at
Elizabeth in Mav. 1682.

Little is known concerning his wife, Jane
Bond, except that she was the daughter of
Jonathan Bond of England ; she was very
probnb'v a sister of Robert Bond, her hus-
band's intimate associate both at Southampton
and Elizabeth. In his will by which she was
made administratrix of his estate, John Og-
den refers to her as his "Deare and beloved
wife and ^oe hath been for above fowertv
yeares". Children: i. John, born in Eng-
land. ATardi ■^ t6^8. died November 24. 1702;
married Elizabeth Plum. 2. David, born in
England, January tt. ifiw: will proved Fet)-
riiarv 27. 1602: married Elizabeth (Swaine"!
Ward. 3. Jonathan, twin of David, mentioned



below. 4. Joseph, born in America, November
9, 1642, died before January 15, 1690; mar-
ried Sarah \Vhitehead. 5. Benjamin, born in
America about 1654, died' November 20, 1722,
in his sixty-ninth year; married Hannah
Woodrufif. 6. Mary, born in America; mar-
ried John Woodruff the second.

(VJI) Jonathan, son of John and Jane
(Bond) Ogden, and twin brother of David,
was born in England, January 11, 1639, died
January 3, 1732, aged ninety-tiirce years. The
only mention of his name in the Southampton
records bears date October 21, 1664. when he
was witness to a deed. The following year
he removed with the family to New Jersey,
settling at Elizabethtown, and was one of the
original associates. On February 19, 1665, he
took oath of allegiance to Charles II., and was
then called one of the "5 full grown boys" of
Good Old John Ogden. Probably in Decem-
ber. 1667, he joined with others in petitioning
the governor and council to have their lands
laid out to them according to agreement made
with the inhabitants; in 1673 he took the oath
of allegiance to the Dutch government of New
York; in 1676 he applied to the surveyor-gen-
eral, or his deputy, asking that one hundred
and twenty acres of land be laid out to him ;
and on November 10, 1678, a considerable
amount of land was granted him by Philip
Carteret, governor, in the name of Sir George
Carteret, all of which, as well as his house
lot, receives clear and minute description. He
was appointed overseer of his father's will on
November 21. 1681. In 1692 he was receiver
of taxes for Essex county. New Jersey. In
1693 he was one of the petitioners to the En.g-
lish king concernine grievances under the gov-
ernment in the colonies. He was a zealous
churchman, contributing in 1678 and later, in
connection with his brother John, to the min-
ister's support ; and in 1691 he is called Deacon
Jonathan 0?flen, being named as one of the
largest contributors to the support of the
church. On December 26, 1690. he assisted
John Harriman, who had been chosen survey-
or, in assiening their respective shares to the
pronertv holders of Elizabethtown, and on sev-
eral occasions joined with others in the forcible
administration of the too frequently delayed
iustice in the colonies. Hi« will was probated
Tanuary 0, t7'^2, six davs after his death, and
he was buried at Elizabeth.

His wife, Rebekah, whose maiden name was



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:6i



probably Wood, was born in November, 1648,
died September 11, 1723. Children: i. Jon-
athan, mentioned below. 2. Samuel, born
167S, died 1715; married (first) Rachel Gard-
iner, (second) Johannah Schellinx. 3. Rob-
ert, born 1687, died November 20, 1733; mar-
ried (first) Hannah Crane, (second) Phebe
(Roberts) Baldwin. 4. Hannah, married
John Meeker. 5. Rebecca, married James
Ralph.

(VHI) Jonathan (2), son of Jonathan (i)
and Rebekah (Wood?) Ogden, was born
about 1676. died before June 10, 1731. He
was a resident of Elizabethtown, occupying a
house which had been owned by his father.
When he had about attained his majority,
probably in 1696, he is named as one of the
many who petitioned the king for greater pro-
tection from the east Jersey proprietors. In
1701, also, he was one of the petitioners to
the king asking to be taken under his direct
government, should the proprietors not ap-
point a suitable person as governor, and like
his father was personally active in the attempt
to remedy the feeble administration of justice
by the authorities. Of the parentage of his
wife, Elizabeth, nothing is known. Children:
I. Jonathan, of whom all that is known is that
he married and had children, among whom
was a son of the same name. 2. John, men-
tioned below.

(IX) John (2), son of Jonathan (2) and
Elizabeth Ogden, was born November 22,
1700. died November 15, 1780. It is stated
in "Hatfield's History of Elizabeth" that he
resided in a neighborhood about two miles
from Elizabethtown, New Jersey, called Sod-
om, and because of his singular piety was
familiarly called "Righteotis Lot". In his will
he left a considerable amount of silver and
other heirlooms to his children, and insured
to the wife of his son John a home in the
family as long as she should remain a widow.
He and his wife were buried in the First
Presbyterian churchyard at Elizabeth, New
Jersey. Pie married, October 8, 1722, Mary
Osborn, born 1705, died Anril 15. 1758. The
marriage is recorded at Easthampton, Lon?
Island, and agrees with the record in the old
family Bible which probably belonged to John
Ogden, the pilcrim, and which is now in the
possession of Mrs. Cortland Drake, of Mend-
ham, New Jersey. Children: T. Abigail, born
March 30, 1725. died March 18, 1782; married



Pierson, and had daughter, Mary. 2.

Mary, born June 16, 1728, died October 10,
1757; married Michael Meeker, born 1720,
died 1755, son of Daniel Meeker, and had
Phebe and Charity. 3. John, born June 23,
1733, died February 5, 1777; married (first)
Elizabeth Pierson. (second) Joanna Quigley.

4. Phebe, born August 25, 1734, died July 10,
1798; married John Magie. . 5. Jonathan, born
August 2'6, 1736. Ezekiel, mentioned below.

(X) Ezekiel, son of John (2) and Mary
Osborn Ogden, was born June 23, 1741, died

January 5, 1766. Married , and had one

child. Ezekiel, mentioned below.

(XI) Ezekiel, son of Ezekiel (i) Ogden,
was born November 26, 1765, died December
10, 1822. He married, March, 1787, Abigail,
daughter of Matthias and Margaret (Magie)
Ogden; she was born October 3, 1765, died
May 14, 1820. Ezekiel Ogden and his wife
are buried side by side in the First Presby-
terian churchyard at Elizabeth. Children: i.
Abraham, born December 30, 1787. at Union,
New Jersey, died in New York City. July 8,
1812. 2. Ichabod, born July 18, 1789, died
September 30, 1861 ; married Rebecca Town-
ley. 3. Ezekiel, born January 12, 1791, died
1823 ; married Jane Lewes Cochran. 4. James
Kilborn, born July 30, 1793. died 1869: mar-
ried Margaret Hall. 5. Abigail, born March
30, 1795, died September 25, 1871 : married
Jonathan Magie. 6. Phebe. born December

5. 1796, died young. 7. Hatfield, born June
10, 1798, died October 7, 1817. 8. Phebe,
born July 8, 1799, died November 20. 1878;
married, October 11, 1827, lion. Elias Darby,
born T797. died 1879. one time mayor of Eliz-
abeth, and had one child. Ogden Darby, born
1828, died 1857. 9. John, born February 18,
1801, died January 23, 1891 ; married .Jane
Eliza Gray. 10. Samuel, born Julv 18. 1803,
died February Q, 1881 ; married Mary Barr
Campbell, ti. Joseph Meeker, mentioned be-
low. 12. Theodore Hamilton, born January
17, 1806; married, October 26. 18.30, Mary
Jane Magie. having one child, Theodore: re-
moved to Michigan. 13. Tonathan. born June
T2. 1807, died June 4, 1888; married Elizabeth
Gorbnm

(XII) Rev. Dr. Joseph Meeker Ogden. son
of Ezekiel ( 2^ and Abieail (Ogden) Ogden,
was born at Elizabeth, New Jcrsev, Septem-
ber 21. T804, died at Chatham, New Jersey,
February 13, 1884. He was graduated from



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Princeton in 1824, and entering the Presby-
terian ministry, was installed first pastor of
the Presbyterian church at Chatham, New
Jersey, in November, 1828. This church was
organized October 23, 1823, and the Rev. Asa
Lyman, of Morristown. New Jersey, became
its stated supjily. His health having failed he
was compelled to resign his labors in 1827,



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