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Clergyman

Uzal Ogden, American clergyman. member of New York Presbytery.

Background

Ogden, Uzal was born in 1744 in Newark, New Jersey, United States. Son of Uzal and Elizabeth Charlotte (Thebaut) Ogden.

Education

Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Princeton, 1795.

Career

Went to England, ordained to ministry Episcopal Church by Bishop of London, 1773. Preached occasionally at Trinity Church, Newark, asked to become rector, did not accept until 1788. Elected 1st bishop of New Jersey, 1798, (was refused consecration by General Convention, New Jersey did not actually have bishop for 14 years).

Had reputation for doctrinal laxity. Suspended because of controversy with his congregation, 1805. Became member of New York Presbytery.

Author: Antidote to Deism, 2 vols., 1795.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Antidote to Deism, 2 vols., 1795.

Membership

Member of New York Presbytery.

Connections

Married Mary Gouverneur, 1776, 6 children.

father:
Uzal Ogden

mother:
Elizabeth Charlotte (Thebaut) Ogden

spouse:
Mary Gouverneur