In 1766, he joined with other Albany men in signing a constitution for the Albany Sons of Liberty. In 1767, he was listed on the roster of an Albany militia company. In 1771, he was appointed high constable.
In October 1776, he appeared before the Albany Committee of Corespondence to report that his tanning pit was robbed by two individuals and that four sides of leather had been stolen. Otherwise, his name has not yet been found in the community record for the War years. However, afterward, he was accorded a land bounty right in conjunction with the Albany militia regiment.
Barent's father probably died during the 1770s. In 1788, he was listed as a boarder of modest means in the house of his widowed mother. In 1790, he was named as the head of that second ward household.
He may have lived in the little "Sexton's House" located next to the "North" Dutch church after it was opened in 1798.
Barent Bogert was the city watchman in 1794-96.
He appears to have died after 1820 when he still was identified as sexton in the city directory.
Sources: The life of Barent Bogert is CAP biography number 6081. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 3/30/07