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Moses Ogden
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Birth: Aug. 25, 1760
Death: Jun. 7, 1780
Union
Union County
New Jersey, USA

American Revolutionary War soldier, killed at the Battle of Springfield, NJ, in June 1780.
The 19-year-old son of Phebe(nee Hetfield) and the distinguished early American patriot Robert Ogden, Moses died at nearby "Connecticut Farms" (known today as the town of Union, NJ.) Despite his youth, the teenaged patriot apparently proved to be both a leader on the field and courageous in combat:

"This lovely youth
Adorned with Truth
A brave Commander Shone...".

New Jersey has been called the "Cockpit of the American Revolution", and the epitaph and the military images on Moses Ogden's gravestone--swords incised on either side of the inscription, and crossed in bas relief above the soul effigy--suggest that his bereft family took solemn pride in his conduct and devotion to the cause of liberty. The brown sandstone stele marking his grave was sculpted in the Elizabethtown workshop of master carver Ebenezer Price. GRAVESTONE PHOTO by Nikita Barlow, 1991. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Robert Ogden (1716 - 1787)
  Phebe Hetfield Ogden (1720 - 1796)
 
 Siblings:
  Robert Ogden (1746 - 1826)*
  Matthias Ogden (1754 - 1791)*
  Aaron Ogden (1756 - 1839)*
  Moses Ogden (1760 - 1780)
  Elias Ogden (1763 - 1805)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"IN MEMORY OF
Moses Ogden
who was killed at
Connecticut Farms
June ye 7th, AD 1780
In the 20th Year of his
Age

This lovely Youth
Adorn'd with Truth
A brave Commander shone
His soul emerging from its Dust
With his Progenetors we trust
Shall shine in Realms unknown"
 
Note: Source of genealogy info: Findagrave member Dan Silva
 
Burial:
First Presbyterian Churchyard
Elizabeth
Union County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Section A, Row 11, Grave 539
 
Created by: Nikita Barlow
Record added: Jan 09, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6079337
Moses Ogden
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Moses Ogden
Added by: Nikita Barlow
 
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- Nancy Boldt Ogden Vicknair
 Added: May. 26, 2014

- Melva "Jo" Wright
 Added: Jul. 19, 2013
Flowers in respectful memory of my 5th cousin 4x-removed.
- Emily Rocha
 Added: Apr. 16, 2013
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