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for the then celebrated dry -goods firm of LeRoy, Bayard & Co., of New
York, who were concerned also in financial operations with Amsterdam.
In 1820 he began business for himself as a cotton merchant, at 24 Broad
Street, under the style_ of James DePeyster Ogden & Co., and afterwards
established the branch firm of Roskell, Ogden & Co., at Liverpool. For
thirty-five years he was a*prominent figure in mercantile life. He was
President of the St. Nicholas Society ; Vice-President of the Union Club
from November 14, 1866, to May 24, 1S67 ; one of the earliest members
of the Chamber of Commerce (i;S2o), ol which he was also president from
1842 to 1845 ! O"^ of the most prominent members of the Union Safety
Committee of 1861 ; and Chairman of the great Union Defence Meeting
at the Cooper Union, January 8, 1861.

In 1845 h^ ^^3.5 the President of the Nautilus Life Insurance Company,
which, by a change of name, became the New York Life Insurance Com-

iSqi.] The Van Wagenen Faviily of Ulster Co., N. V. irj

pany, of which he was the first president, 1845-47. Later on he was
President of the Alliance Mutual Insurance Company, and at the same
time of the Atlantic Dock Company, From 1845 to 1861 he was the
Secretary of the Bank for Savings in Bleecker Street, and in 1861 was
elected Comptroller of the Bank, which office he held until his death.
He was also President of the Shakespeare Club, of New York, for which
the only portrait of him extant was painted, by Elliot, and which is now
in possession of the Chamber of Commerce.

During his long life he was an intimate associate of the most dis-
tinguished men of the city, and a welcome guest of the most select
circles. Philip Hone, in his Diary, notes Mr. Ogden as a guest at almost
every dinner party at which he himself — a leader of society — was present.
His few remaining contemporaries agree in characterizing him as a man
of more than usual intelligence, wide experience, and great information ;
as a man of genial and polished manners. Simple in his bearing, viva-
cious in his conversation, and highly acceptable in social intercourse, as,
aside from their testimony, might well be inferred from the fact of his
presidency in so many social and business connections.

At the time of his death, which occurred in New York, April 7, 1870,
the Chamber of Commerce resolved : " That the widely-extended business
career of Mr, Ogden conferred distinction on the commercial character,
and placed before the rising generation of American merchants an example
of eminent ability, marked intelligence, and integrity."


(Continued from Vol. XXI., p. 124, of The Record.)

Children of Jacob Aartse Van Wagenen (475) and Sara Freer

(All bp. at Kingston).

549. Maria, born at Wagendal, Dec. 17, 1731 ; m. at Kingston,

Nov. 23, 1 75 1, Abraham Krom, b. at Rochester.

550. Rebecca, born at Wagendal, June 14, 1733, bp. June 17 ; m. at

Kingston, Sept. 26, 1755, Jacob, son of Isaac DuBois and
Neeltjen Roosa, bp. at Kingston, Jan. 14, 1733-

551. Benjamin, born Jan. 14, 1737, bp. Jan. 23 ; died July 2, 1751.

552. Jannetjen, born Dec. 5, 1740, bp. Dec. 26; m. Jacob, son of

Heyman Roosa and Janneijen Freer, bp. at Kingston, Oct.
14, 1739-
553- Johannis, born at Wagendal, Sept. 24, 1743, bp. Oct. 2 ; m. at
Kingston, Sept. 11, 1773, .Rebecca Van Wagenen (568).

554. Jacob, born April 25, 1747, bp. May 3.

555. Jacob, born at Wagendal, Aug. 7, 1748, bp. Aug. 24 ; m. at

Kingston, Aug. 24, 1770, Margriet Van Wagenen (667).

ne van Wa.ene. F.r«,y »/ V,s,er Co., X T. [JuO'.

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bp. at Kingston, May I, i7-to-

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Dec. 3'. f'V^ver Ter«nger and Sara Freer. j,. .

'he ^°" of ^^^iendal bp. May '3, >7*> j »^J™H,,brouck

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1891.] The I an Wagenen Family 6/ Ulster Co., X. Y. i^^

Children 0/ Aart Van Wagenex (480) and Rebecca Freer (495^.
(All bp. at Kingston except Aart).

572. Maria, born at Wagendal, June 16, 1750, bp. June 17 : married

at Kingston, Oct. 31, 1770, Fredrick Wood, born at Marble-

573. John Aartse, born July 27, 1752. bp. Aug. 9 : married at

Kingston, Nov. 2, 1780, Elizabeth Van Wagenen (669).

574. Petrls. born Feb. 9. 1755, bp. March 9 ; died Nov. 14^ 18 14

married Rachel, daughter of John Louw and Sara Rosa, bp.
at Rochester, Oct. 16, 1757.

575. Rebecca, born May 18, 175S. bp. June iS : married Louis, son

of Wessel Brodhead and Catherine Dubois, bp. at Rochester,
March 26, 1754.

576. Aart, born June 12. 1763. bp. at Rochester, SepL iS; married

!March S, 1792, Elizabeth Wood.

577. Gerrit, born May 4, 1766, bp. June 3 : married at Marbletown,

Aug. 23, 1798, Eva Shaw, bp. at Marbletown, Oct. 8, 1780,
daughter of John Shaw and Maria Roosa.

5 78. Jannetjen, born July 8, 1769, bp. Aug. 17.

Children 0/ Petrls Van Wagenen (482) and Sara Louil\

579. Jonathan, bp. at Kingston, !March 20, 1761 : died April 15,

181 1, and is buried at New Paltz, married Hester, daughter
of John Johnson and Rebecca Wood, bp. at Wawarsing,
June 28, 1767: died Dec. 30, 1832 ; she married 2nd, May
12, 181 9. Tobias Hasbrouck.

550. Daniel, bp. at Kingston, Feb. 26, 1763 : married Catharine

Louw, probably the daughter of Solomon Louw and Judikje
Van Vliet, bp. at New Paltz, Jan. 25, 1768.

551. EzEKiEL, bp. at Kingston, Sept. 30, 1764 : married at Wawar-

sing, Jan. 5, 178S, Rachel Jansen, Johnson) daughter of
John Johnson and Rebecca Wood, born Jan. 6, 1768, bp. at
Wawarsing, Feb. i.

582. Levi, bp. at Kingston, Aug. 12, 1766, married Elizabeth Louw.

583. Catharine, born May 6, 176S, bp. at New Paltz, May 25, mar-

ried Thomas Owens.

584. Lucas, born June 14, 1770, bp. at New Palu, Aug. 10; died

Jan. 13, 1805, and buried at New Palu : married Cornelia
Merkel, who died March 21, 1S19, and is buried at New
Paltz, daughter of Benjamin Merkel and Annaije Osterhout,
bp. at Wawarsing. Dec. 26, 1775.

585. Maria, bp. at New Paltz, Sept. 18, 1772 ; married Simon Rosa.

586. Aart, bp. at New Paltz. Oct. 29, 1775 5 died July 13, 1S27,

married at New Paltz, April 24, iSoo, Mar}- Freer, born June
3, 1781, bp. at New Paltz, July 8, daughter of Jonas Freer
and Magdalina Bavier.

587. Sara, born May 17, 1778, bp. at New Paltz, July 5, married at

Marbletown, Dec. 13, 1797, Jacobus, or James Rosa, said to
have moved to Ohio about 18 16.

J CA The Tan Wagenen Family of Ulster Co., ^'. Y. ■ [July,

Children ^ Jacob Van Wagenen (483) and Helena Vati de Bogaard.

588. Evert, bp. at Poughkeepsie, Oct. 7, 1740.

589. Franz, bp. at Poughkeepsie, June 9, 1742.

Children o/" Nicholas Van Wagenen (484) and Hester de Graaf.

590. Hellegontie, bp. at Rhinebeck, Aug. 22, 1736 ; married at

Poughkeepsie, Nov. 21, 1754, Johannes Bush.

591. Evert, bp. at Poughkeepsie, May 9, 1739.

592. Elizabeth, bp. at Poughkeepsie, Feb. 15, 1742 ; married

Joseph Hegeman, had child Sarah, bp. at Poughkeepsie, Jan.
22, 1769.

593. John, born 1744, died April 20, 1823, aged 79 ; married Sarah

Flagler, born May 15, 1751, died Sept. 15, 1S25 ; both buried
at Pleasant Valley, N. Y.

594. Maria, married John Allen at Poughkeepsie, 1753, Oct. 17.

595. Sarah, married Johannes Van Enden,

596. Nicholas, born in Dutchess Co., N. Y., May 15, 1748; died

Jan. 7, 1811 ; married at Rhinebeck, Nov. 25, 1770, Elsie
Ostrander, born Oct. 20, 1743, died April 26, 1832, daughter
of John Ostrander and Elizabeth Van Benschoten. Nicholas
and Elsie are both buried at Pleasant Valley, Dutchess Co.,
N. Y.

Children of Sara Van Wagenen (485) and Tennis Van Vliet.

597. Gerret, bp. at Fishkill, April 5, 1735.

598. Nellv, bp. at Kingston, Jan. 16, 1737.

599. Evert, bp. at Fishkill, May 27, 1739.

600. Arie, bp. at Fishkill, Oct. 11, 174 1.

601. Teunis (Denys) bp. at Poughkeepsie, Feb. 2, 1745.

Children of Gerrit Van Wagenen (486) and Sara De Graaf

602. Evert, bp. at Fishkill, Aug. 13, 1738.

603. Maria, bp. at Kingston, Jan. 25, 1741.

604. Gerrebraxd, bp. at Poughkeepsie, May 2, 1742-3.

C/»7r/ 0/ MARRETfEN VaNjWagenen (488) and Abraham De Graaf

605. Jan, bp. at Poughkeepsie, June 8, 1742.

Children o/" Solomon Van Wagenen (513) and Hayina Bruyn.

606. Simon, horn Aug. 29, 1750, bp. at Kingston, Sept. 23 ; mar-

ried Oct. 27, 1774, Elizabeth Eouw, born Feb. 16, 1755,
daughter of Jacobus Louw and Elizabeth De Witt.

607. Tryntje, bp. at Kingston, June 7, 1752 ; married Abraham Sah-

ler, son of Abraham Saliler and Elizabeth Dubois..
6c8. Jacobus Bruyn, bp. at Marbletown, Aug. 27, 1754.

( To be continued.)

1 89 1.] A^o/es and Queries. irr


Proceedings of the Society. — Meetings have been once a month since April.
At the meeting in May, several new members were elected. The Rev. Arthur Went-
worth Hamilton Eaton read an interesting paper u])on the history, traditions, and social
life of Halifax, a town well known as an important naval and military station, and
one with characteristics peculiar to itself. In June, the Rev. • Morgan Dix, D.D ,
delivered an excellent address upon the late John Jacob Astor. We have the pleasure
of presenting this address to our readers as the leading article. In June, Gen.
Charles W. Darling read a paper on the life and times of Horatio Seymour, twice
Governor of New York, once in the piping times of peace and once in the earlier
days of the civil war. Doubtless many persons can recall the trying circumstances of
those days, and the wisdom, firmness, and devotion to duty with which Governor Sey-
mour met them. Since that time a new generation has grow n up to which those
times are history ; and the history of them is best written by men who, like General
Darling, knew them thoroughly, and can write about them without prejudice or pas-
sion. A committee was appointed at the April meeting to complete the subscrip-
tions to the Statue of Columbus, to be erected under the auspices of the Society in
the Central Park in October, 1892, consisting of the President, General Wilson,
Cornelius Vanderbilt, William R. Grace, James J. Goodwin, Clarence W. Bowen,
and Thomas L, James.

Mr. Berthold Fernow kindly sends the three following specimens of the lite-
rary curiosities which he often discovers in his investigations of the Albany Rec-
ords. The first of them he calls

A Lesson in Indian Geography and Diplomacy.

Extraordinary Meeting of the Magistrates of Albany Septbr 7, 1683. Two
Cayougas and one Susquehanna Indians were asked in the Courthouse about the
location of the Susquehanna River which W"' Ilaig (?) and James Graham, agents
of Governor Pen, intend to buy. They report as follows : It is a day's journey from
the Maquas (Mohawk) Castle to the lake, which is the head of the Susquehanna
River and then it takes 10 days to reach the Susquehanna Castle.

From the Oneydas, it is a journey of il day to the Kil, which runs into the Sus-
quehanna, one day down this Kil to the river and 7 days more on the river to the
above Castle.

Half a days journey by land and one day by water brings the traveller from
the Onnondagas to the river and then 6 days on the river to the Castle.

The Cayougas have to march i^ days and travel by water one day before reach-
ing the river and then go 5 days down the same.

Three days land travel and two days water journey bring you from the first
Castle of the Sinnekas to the Susquehanna, on which you have to travel for five
days before reaching the Castle, in all ten days of easy travel, mostly in canoes.

The Indians inquired, why they were so closely questioned about the Susque-
hanna River and whether people intended to come there to live. Being in return
asked, whether that would be agreeable to them, they answered, they would be
very glad, if white people would settle in their country, for it would be nearer, than
this place (Albany) and more convenient to them to carry their packs of peltries
to by water, while now they had to carry them to this place on their backs. They
added, that then people from here should settle there, which would please them very
much, for that would give to the Indians a chance to trade there. (Original in

How They Settled Cases of Assault and Battery at Albany in Olden

Whereas William Waddington some time since, Hend. Dow goeing to buy
Backon of him, did in the bargaining the same, as Mr. Dow says, beat him and tear
his neckcloth I have and do hereby acknowledge to have Rec"^ of the said William
Waddington by the hands of Leit Collins y^ sum of five shillings in full Satisfaction
for y

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