Shibboleth Bogardus, Jr.


Shibboleth Bogardus, Jr. was born in 1720 and baptized in Albany on October 2. He was the son of Albany residents Shibboleth and Anna De Garmo Bogardus. His father died in 1747 and, for a time, he seems to have lived with his mother.

In November 1750, he married Catharina Elizabeth Vanderwerken at the Albany Dutch church. By 1756, three children had been christened in Albany.

In 1756, he was named in the will filed by his brother.

In 1744, he was elected constable for the second ward - perhaps while still in the home of his widowed mother. Following his marriage, he lived in the third ward - near the Albany waterfront. The assessment roll for 1767 placed a modest value on his home. In 1763, his name appeared on a list of Albany freeholders.

In June 1785, he petitioned the city council to make a pier from the middle dock to the street - from his home to that of Anthony E. Bradt. The name of Shibboleth Bogardus, Jr. has not been encountered in the community record beyond that date.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Shibboleth Bogardus, Jr. is CAP biography number 6388. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 2/5/06