Jacob S. Bogardus


Jacob S. Bogardus was born in August 1712. He was the son of Albany natives Shibboleth and Anna De Garmo Bogardus. He was christened at the Dutch church in New York but grew up in the large family of second ward Albany mainliners. Same-named contemporaries dictate that this profile is based mostly on references to "Jacob S. Bogardus."

Perhaps this individual did not marry as family information has not been encountered in our sweep of community-based resources.

In May 1747, he was paid to buy firewood on behalf of the Albany government and that it be carried from his sloop to the several quarters of the "king's soldiers."

In 1756, he was identified as a skipper and his house was described on a census of Albany householders taken by the British army. Later that year, he was named executor of the estate of his older brother, "mariner" Pieter Bogardus.

In 1763, Jacob Bogardus was named on a list of Albany freeholders.

His name has not been encountered on city-based assessment rolls. Perhaps he lived with his sister, an un-married, contemporary Albany property holder. In September 1775, his account for more than 29 pounds was paid by the city corporation.

In 1790, he was alone in his second ward house. After that, his name appears to have dropped from Albany rolls.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Jacob S. Bogardus is CAP biography number 6375. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 3/5/11