Isaac Bogert


Isaac Bogert was born in June 1741. He was the son of Isaac and Hendrickie Oothout Bogert. He grew up as a younger son in the large family of a mainline carpenter in a middling first ward house. He often was called "Isaac Bogert, Jr."

Coming of age during the early 1760s, he followed his long-lived father into membership and service in a number of community-based enterprises. In 1763, he was one of ten young men named firemaster for the first ward. In 1767, he was identified as a private in a first ward militia company. Assessment rolls for 1766 and '67 probably account for him and at least another adult brother under his father's first ward roof. Isaac (the elder) died in 1770.

By 1768, he sold his share in the "Old Still House" to Volkert A. Douw.

In December 1773, Isaac Jr. married Albany native Catalyntie Hun at the Albany Dutch church where three children were christened beginning in 1774. He was a member and officer until he joined the "new" Second Reformed church in 1815. He was a member of the church Consistory there as well.

He appears to have been an active supporter of the Revolutionary cause. From the beginning, he contributed to a number of community-based patriot initiatives. In March 1776, he was appointed second lieutenant in the Albany militia but declined to serve. He then was instructed to "supply" his replacement. A number of "Isaac Bogerts" have been identified as officers beyond Albany. After the war, "Isaac Bogart Jr. was named on a roster of those eligible for a land bounty in association with the First Regiment of the Albany militia.

In 1793, he was identified as the husband of Catalyntie Hun in the will filed by her father. In June 1798, he was identified as a merchant when his name appeared on an Albany jury list.

Although he would have been almost fifty - and married for almost twenty years, Isaac was not listed as the head of a household on the census for Albany (city or County) in 1790. We hope to document his life more precisely during those years. However, 1800, he was first listed on the Albany census of the first ward. Living in that unit at that time were a couple older than 45, a girl aged 16 to 25, and three slaves. The city census for 1810 was similarly configured but with a free person and two slaves.

In December 1801, he freed Susan, daughter of the slave "Dean."

Beginning with the first edition in 1813, he was listed in the city directory at 77 Court Street which became 455 South Market Street

Church-based information tells us that the "elder" Isaac Bogert died in September 1818.

biography in-progress - 2017


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of this Isaac Bogert is CAP biography number 6104. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

Wartime service: A number of reasons (mostly having to do with health and availability and not commitment) would have enabled him to decline a commission provided that he submit a suitable replacement. Printed in Committee Minutes, vol. I, p. 350.

However, the 1790 census for Oyster Bay enumerated two households for "Isaac Bogert." The Long Island "Boggiests" included same-named contemporaries but appear to be distinct from the Albany branch of the family. At the same time, presently joins the survey information on Isaac Bogert still sits on our community-based research palate.

first posted 9/10/18; updated 1/19/19