Biography of Hon. D. A. Ogden
Yates County, NY Biographies





Ogden, Hon. D. A., son of Elizabeth and Abigal (Braudt) Ogde n was born at Northville, Cayuga County, N. Y., August 14, 1813. He attended the district schools of his native county until fifteen years of age, when he came to Penn Yang, living in the family of Henry Bradley two or three years and attending the Penn Yang Academy. He entered the store of Samuel Stevens as clerk, and December 18, 1834, married Judith A. Lawrence, of Milo, by whom he had thirteen children, four surviving. Mr. Ogden studied law and was admitted to the bar. He was elected to the State legislature one term, and took an active part in raising volunteers for the late war. He was sent as Minister Resident to the Sandwich Islands by President Pierce and remained there two years; was canal appraiser under Governor Seymour, was elected canal commissioner in 1876, and was an influential member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for many years. He was a trustee of Willard Asylum from its foundation until his death. Was appointed by Cleveland one of the Prison Labor Commissioners. He died May 4, 1889. His widow still resides in Penn Yan.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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