He set up his home in a prominent location on one of Albany's back streets (Middle alley near the north wall). In 1699, he signed a community-based oath swearing allegiance to the king of England. In 1720 and 1742, he was counted among Albany's freeholders living in the second ward. He was paid by Albany for work but held no municipal offices or positions.
Shibboleth Bogardus died in September 1747 and was buried from the Albany church.
Sources: The life of Shibboleth Bogardus is CAP biography number 6387. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 2/10/06