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Reverend Uzal Ogden II

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States
Death: 1822 (78)
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Uzal Ogden I and Elizabeth Charlotte Thebaut
Husband of Mary Ogden
Father of Samuel Gouverneur Ogden
Brother of Lewis Ogden

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About Reverend Uzal Ogden II

  • Uzal Ogden, Jr. (1744-1822)
  • Uzal Ogden, Jr., was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1744 to Elizabeth Charlotte Thébaut and Uzal Ogden.
  • From an early age Uzal Ogden pursued missionary work in Sussex County. He studied theology with the Rev. Dr. Thomas B. Chandler and was ordained a minister by the Bishop of London on September 21, 1773. He continued with his missionary work, became the assistant rector of the Trinity Church of New York, and was named rector of the Trinity Church of Newark in 1788.
  • On August 16, 1798, Uzal Ogden was elected the first Bishop of New Jersey. However, the General Assembly would not confirm him in that position and New Jersey remained without a bishop for the next eleven years. In 1804, Ogden was asked to resign as the rector of the Trinity Church. He refused and was soon suspended from performing ministerial duties in New Jersey, instead becoming a member of the New York Presbytery until his death in 1822.
  • Uzal Ogden married Mary Gouverneur in 1776 with whom he had six children. He died in Newark in 1822.
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Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States
October 17, 1779
Age 35
Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States
Age 78
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States