Biography and History

The Ogden family of Elizabeth (formerly Elizabethtown), in Union County, New Jersey includes the family's American founding father, John Ogden, who settled in Elizabethtown in the 1680s; Aaron Ogden (1756-1839, Princeton Class of 1773), a governor of New Jersey; Robert Ogden (1687-1733); his namesake son Robert Ogden (1716-1787); and the third generation with the same name, Robert Ogden (1746-1826, Princeton Class of 1765).

Source: From the finding aid for C0695

  • Ogden Family Collection. 1682-1853 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0695

    Consists of miscellaneous letters and documents--originals as well as copies--relating to multiple generations of the Ogden family of Elizabeth (formerly Elizabethtown), New Jersey.

  • Ogden Family Collection. 1682-1853 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0695

    Consists of miscellaneous letters and documents--originals as well as copies--relating to multiple generations of the Ogden family of Elizabeth (formerly Elizabethtown), New Jersey.