Edwards, Ogden, 1781-1862

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Ogden Edwards (1781-1862), jurist and legislator, son of Pierpont Edwards (1750-1826)and Frances Ogden. A native of Connecticut, he moved to New York in the early 1800s. Edwards served as surrogate of the County of New York (1807), member of the New York Assembly (1814 and 1817), counsel for the Corporation of New York (1816-1822), member of the N.Y. State constitutional convention (1821), and judge of the 1st Circuit in the State of New York, 1822-1841. In 1846, he unsuccessfully ran for Governor of New York on the Whig ticket. He died on Staten Island, N.Y., 1 April 1862.

Pierpont Edwards (1750-1826), lawyer, politician, and jurist, the youngest son of the theologian Jonathan Edwards, and father of Ogden Edwards and Henry Waggaman Edwards (1779-1847). During the Revolutionary war, he served in Connecticut militia. He was elected to the state legislature in 1777, 1784-1795, and 1787-1790, serving as a speaker in the latter period. In 1787-1788, Edwards was a delegate to the Continental Congress, and was a member of the state convention that ratified the Constitution. Pierpont Edwards was appointed administrator of the estate of Benedict Arnold. In 1800, Edwards took an active part in organizing the Jeffersonian Republicans and for was recognized as the party's leader in the state, serving as a chairman of the general committee. In 1806, Jefferson appointed him judge of the district court of Connecticut. In 1818, he was a member of the Connecticut constitutional convention where he served as chairman of the committee which drafted the new state constitution.

From the description of Papers of Ogden Edwards, 1753-1876. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 79070570

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creatorOf Edwards, Ogden, 1781-1862. Autograph letters signed (3) : Albany, to Henry Wheaton, 1814 Oct. 25-1815 Feb. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Smith, Edwin, surveyor. Map shewing the property affecting by opening Lexington Avenue from 31st to 42nd Street / Edwin Smith ; Gardner A. Sage. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Sage, Gardner A. [Map of the area later bounded by 24th and 28th Streets, 5th and 6th Avenues, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)]. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
referencedIn Bristol family papers, 1769-1877 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Bristol family. Bristol family papers, 1769-1877 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Lockman, DeWitt McClellan, 1870-1957,. [Map of the area later bounded by 24th and 28th Streets, Lexington and 6th Avenues, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)]. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Barker, Jacob, 1779-1871. Jacob Barker papers, 1810-1833. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Johnson, William Samuel, 1795-1883. William Samuel Johnson papers, 1834-1868. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862. [Letters], 1819-1923 / M. v. Buren. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872. [Letters] n.d, 1861 / William H. Seward. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Benjamin Tappan Papers, 1795-1900, (bulk 1795-1866) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Ewen, Edward. Copy of damage map of land to be taken permanently for laying out of the Bloomingdale Road from 25th Street to 7th Avenue / : surveyed by Edw. Ewen. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
referencedIn Tappan, Benjamin, 1773-1857. Benjamin Tappan papers, 1795-1900 (bulk 1795-1866). Library of Congress
creatorOf Edwards, Ogden, 1781-1862. Papers of Ogden Edwards, 1753-1876. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
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associatedWith Allen, Stephen, 1767-1852 person
correspondedWith Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801 person
associatedWith Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1821. person
associatedWith Arnold, Hannah Waterman King. person
associatedWith Barker, Jacob, 1779-1871. person
associatedWith Bristol family family
associatedWith Bristol family. family
associatedWith Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836. person
associatedWith Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850. person
associatedWith Daggett, David, 1764-1851. person
associatedWith Duer, William Alexander, 1780-1858. person
associatedWith Edwards, Henry Waggaman, 1779 - 1847. person
associatedWith Edwards, Pierpont, 1750-1826 person
associatedWith Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807. person
associatedWith Gage, Thomas, 1721-1787. person
associatedWith Gaston, William, 1778-1844. person
associatedWith Genet, Edmond Charles, 1763-1834 person
associatedWith Girard, Stephen, 1750-1831. person
associatedWith Granger, Francis, 1792-1868. person
associatedWith Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804. person
associatedWith Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796. person
associatedWith Irving, William, 1766-1821. person
associatedWith Johnson, William Samuel, 1778-1819. person
associatedWith Johnson, William Samuel, 1795-1883. person
associatedWith Kent, William, 1802-1861. person
associatedWith Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834. person
associatedWith North, William, 1755-1836. person
associatedWith Nott, Eliphalet, 1773-1866 person
associatedWith Ogden, Aaron, 1756-1839. person
associatedWith Paulding, James Kirke, 1778-1860. person
associatedWith Porter, Peter B. (Peter Buell), 1773-1844. person
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S. : 1792-1828) corporateBody
associatedWith Sage, Gardner A. person
associatedWith Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872. person
associatedWith Sherman, Roger Minot, 1773-1844. person
associatedWith Smith, Edwin, surveyor. person
associatedWith Southard, Samuel L. (Samuel Lewis), 1787-1842. person
correspondedWith Tappan, Benjamin, 1773-1857. person
associatedWith Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862. person
associatedWith Verplanck, Gulian C. (Gulian Crommelin), 1786-1870. person
associatedWith Wadsworth, Jeremiah, 1743-1804 person
associatedWith Wheaton, Henry, 1785-1848, person
associatedWith Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)
New England
United States


Birth 1781

Death 1862


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