Jefferson County, NY


from A Genealogical History of General Robert Bogardus, by Maria Sabina (Bogardus) Gray Boston, MA 1927

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ELIZABETH PORTER, daughter of FRANCIS PORTER and MARTHA GOTT, was born 11 April 1776 in Whitingham, Windham County, Vermont. She married ROBERT RANSOM on 2 February 1795. He was born in Rupert, Bennington Co., VT in February 1771, son of JONATHAN RANSOM.
Children of Elizabeth Porter and Robert Ransom:

1. William
2. Mary (Polly)
3. Francis Porter
4. John Gott
5. Martha Gott
6. Eunice Porter
7. Eliza
8. Robert

MARTHA GOTT (5) RANSOM was born in the Wardwell Settlement of Jefferson County, NY on 26 November 1810. She married on 4 May 1830 to JAMES HARVEY SEARLES (see Searles on this site), who was born 6 May 1806 in Bennington, VT

Their daughter, MARTHA ELIZA SEARLES, was born 23 April 1837 in Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., NY and died in Adams, Jefferson County, NY on 26 October 1913. She married on 2 September 1856 to ROBERT BOGARDUS, who was born in Montezuma, Cayuga County, NY on 21 February 1835 and died in Rome, NY, on 3 June 1901.

ROBERT BOGARDUS, the only child of WASHINGTON BOGARDUS and his wife, RUTH FITCH, was born in the town of Mentz, Cayuga Co., NY. on the 21st day of February 1835. He died on 3 June 1901 and his burial was in the Rural Cemetery at Albany, N.Y. On the 2d of September, 1856 at the home of her parents in Belleville, Jefferson Co., Robert married Martha Eliza Searles.
They were the parents of two children:

1. A. H. Bogardus
2. Maria Sabina Bogardus

On the baptismal records of Old Trinity Church on lower Broadway, New York City there is the following entry: January 7, 1815, Washington Augustus Bogardus, born 7 March 1811, son of Robert Bogardus and Maria Sabina Bogardus. His death occurred in New York City on 12 January 1887 at age 76. His remains are in the Bogardus plot in the Albany Rural Cemetery.

On 15 May 1834 in the town of Mentz, Cayuga Co., NY, Washington Bogardus married Ruth Fitch, a daughter of CALEB MAYHEW FITCH. She was born in the home of her parents in the town of Canaan, Columbia Co., NY on 7 August 1815. Caleb, Ruth's father, moved to Cayuga in about 1822, near the village of Montezuma. He was in the mercantile business under the firm name of Fitch and Flint, at the time of his death which occurred on 23 August 1829 and he was born 22 July 1779. Caleb's parents were CYPERAN FITCH, b 8 May 1753, d 23 Feb. 1813 and RUTH RAND, b 15 Jan. 1756, d 28 Oct. 1825.

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