U S Sen. Aaron Norton Ogden

Brief Life History of Aaron Norton

When U S Sen. Aaron Norton Ogden was born on 3 December 1756, in Elizabethtown, Essex, New Jersey, British Colonial America, his father, Robert Ogden II, was 40 and his mother, Phoebe Ann Hatfield, was 36. He married Elizabeth Chetwood on 27 October 1787, in Elizabethtown, Essex, New Jersey, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He registered for military service in 1775. In 1812, his occupation is listed as governor of new jersey in New Jersey, United States. He died on 19 April 1839, in his hometown, at the age of 82, and was buried in Elizabethtown, Essex, New Jersey, British Colonial America.

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U S Sen. Aaron Norton Ogden
Elizabeth Chetwood
Marriage: 27 October 1787
Mary Chetwood Ogden
Phebe Ann Ogden
Matthias Ogden
John Robert Ogden
Elias Bailey Dayton Ogden
Aaron Ogden
Aaron Ogden

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  • Aaron Ogden, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Aaron Ogden, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • Aaron Ogden, "United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872"

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"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."


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"Sometimes referred to as the ""forgotten victory"", the Battle of Springfield was one of the last major battles fought in the north during the Revolutionary War. The British defeat effectively ended their ambitions to reclaim New Jersey. Washington praised the New Jersey Militia for their universal effort and great spirit"

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from two hamlets named Ogden in Rochdale and Oldham parishes (Lancashire). The placename derives from Old English āc + denu ‘oak valley’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Aaron Ogden (December 3, 1756 – April 19, 1839) was an American soldier, lawyer, United States Senator and the fifth governor of New Jersey.[1] Ogden is perhaps best known today as the complainant in …

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