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Cornelius Bogard

Male 1743 - Aft 1800  (~ 60 years)

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  • Name Cornelius Bogard  [1, 2, 3
    Birth Between 1740 and 1743  [4
    Gender Male 
    Death Aft Jun 1800  Ross County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I31315  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of ASF
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2020 

    Father Gysbert Bogard,   b. Abt 1700, Minisink, Orange, New York Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Between 14 Feb 1776 and 12 May 1778, Hampshire County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth   d. Aft 14 Feb 1776 
    Marriage Aft Feb 1737  [4
    Family ID F18587  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah 
    Marriage Abt 1770  [4
    +1. Mary Ann Bogard,   b. 8 Jul 1785
    Family ID F18586  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2020 

  • Notes 
    • He was definitely a land speculator, and not a terribly successful one. From his detailed but somewhat hard-to-follow WikiTree page (accessed 26 Nov 2020), it seems clear that he was a son of Gysbert Bogard and Gysbert's wife, the former Mrs. Elizabeth Petty. That he died in Ross County, Ohio, shortly after suing a man named Lambert for slander, and losing the suit, seems evident as well. The proof for other asserted facts is harder to tease out. He may have been the Cornelius Bogard who served in the Revolution (and who was, in fact, at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777-78), and he may equally have been the Cornelius Bogard who was a member of the Virginia assembly in 1789-95, but (unless we're missing something, which is always possible) nothing on the WikiTree page linked to above establishes conclusively that all of these instances of Cornelius Bogard refer to the same person.

      According to A. S. Bosworth (citation details below), he was in Glady Fork in Randolph County, Virginia (now West Virginia) in 1789; assessor of Randolph County in 1783 and sheriff of the county in 1796.

      David Armstrong's detailed list of records pertaining to Cornelius Bogard of Randolph County (citation details below) confirms that he was sheriff of that county in 1796, but mentions nothing about him having been a county assessor at any time, nor anything about him being a Virginia legislator or present at Valley Forge. Armstrong's list does note a 17 Oct 1775 muster roll of Capt. John Harness's company that includes a private named Cornelius Bogard.

  • Sources 
    1. [S5063] Bible records of Gollidet (Gallaudet) Oliver and Maryan Bogard, 1852.

    2. [S5066] Will and probate of Gaisbert or Gysbert Bogart or Bogard, transcribed on his Find a Grave page.

    3. [S5068] The History of Randolph County, West Virginia by A. S. Bosworth. West Virginia, 1916.

    4. [S5064] Cornelius Bogard of Randolph County by David Armstrong, at the Allegheny Regional Family History Society page.

    5. [S5067] Ross County Clerk of Court Chancery Records 1798-1802, posted to Wikitree by Nancy Fansler.