Colonel Aaron Ogden Chapter

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Garden City, New York

 

 

The Colonel Aaron Ogden Chapter, NSDAR, was organized on December 30, 1929, in Garden City, Long Island.

Although Colonel Aaron Ogden, for whom the chapter was named, was born in New Jersey in 1756, his ancestors were among the early settlers of Long Island in the first part of the 17th century. After graduating from Princeton, he enlisted in a New Jersey regiment and was made captain in 1776. Later, he became a lieutenant colonel in the Continental Army and fought in the battles of Brandywine and Monmouth.

In 1779, Colonel Ogden was aide to General John Sullivan in the War with the Indians. He was commissioned by General Washington to visit Sir Henry Clinton to arrange for the exchange of General Benedict Arnold for Major John Andre. He took up the study of law and became a presidential elector in 1796. He was elected to the Senate in 1801, and in 1812 became governor of New Jersey.

The Colonel Aaron Ogden Chapter has 69 members and usually meets on the first Tuesday afternoon of each month.

For membership information, please contact Janet C. Littlejohn, Chapter Regent.




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