Lewis Bogardus (1738 - 1808)

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Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Death: Died in Dutchess, New York, United States
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About Lewis Bogardus

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NEW YORK with the rank of Sargent. DAR Ancestor # A011690

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(V) Lewis, son of Cornelis (3) and Catharine (Tudor) Bogardus, was born near Fishkill village, Dutchess county, New York, October 9, 1738, and was baptized in Fishkill, May 27, 1739. He married Annie Mills, born October 12, 1745. Lewis Bogardus manfully contested for what he truly believed to be his lawful rights against the corporation of Trinity church, as did his brother, Cornelis (4) Bogardus. For many years he occupied a home in New York City, situated in the midst of land now partly covered by St. John's Square. This home, called the "Possession House," was located on a section of the celebrated "Dominie's Bouwerie," and, with the surrounding grounds, was enclosed by a substantial, high picket fence, and claimed by the Bogardus heirs as a part of their rightful inheritance. While Lewis Bogardus remained in this home on Manhattan island, he was not disturbed in his possession; but during his absence, while serving in the war of the American revolution, his wife and children, with all their household belongings, were forcefully evicted from their home by men acting under the authority of Trinity Church corporation. His service in the revolution reflects great credit upon his name. He enlisted early and served until the close of the conflict. He had inherited the fearless temperament of his illustrious ancestor, Dominie Everardus Bogardus, and while defending his country he never hesitated to perform any act requiring especial bravery. He served under Colonel Peter Gansevoort in the Third Regiment of the New York line of the Continental army, also as a member of the Du Bois regiment in the Levies, and again in the Dutchess county militia, a regiment of minutemen under command of Colonel, Jacobus Swartwort. After the close of the revolution, he returned to his country home near Fishkill, where he died January 12, 1808.

Lewis Bogardus and his wife, Annie (Mills) Bogardus, had a large family, and it is known that nine of their eleven children married. Children:

  1. Peter, born August 1, 1763; married Leah ————.
  2. Lenoir, born May 2, 1765; married Pasco Knoxen.
  3. Sarah, born May 8, 1767; married John Burtis.
  4. Sabina Polly, born June 1, 1769; married John Houghtaling.
  5. Robert, born May 22, 1771; see forward.
  6. James, born June 8, 1774; married (first) Martha Spencer; (second) Faith Rollo.
  7. Susanna, born August 8, 1776; married David Wager.
  8. Stephen, born March 17, 1781; married Sarah Tripp.
  9. Catherine, born February 14, 1785; married (first) ———— Nye; (second) Captain Howard; (third) ———— Sims; (fourth) ———— Holman.
 10. Elizabeth, born May 3, 1787, died June 3, 1790.
 11. John L., born May 17, 1790.
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Lewis Bogardus's Timeline

1738
October 9, 1738
New York, New York, United States
1767
1767
Age 28
1771
May 22, 1771
Age 32
1808
January 12, 1808
Age 69
Dutchess, New York, United States
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