Bogardus, Cornelius, (2)

Bogardus, Cornelius, (2), a clergyman of the Reformed (Dutch) Church, was born at Fishkill, N. Y., in 1785. He graduated from Union College in 1816, and from the seminary at New Brunswick in 1818, and engaged at once in the work of domestic missions in Madison and Warren counties, N. Y. He afterwards settled in small churches in Albany and Schoharie counties-Beaver Dam, 1821 to 1825; Wynantskill, 1826 to 1832; Boght, 1834 to 1838; Gilboa and Conesville, 1838 to 1842. Subsequently he taught school. He was a man of vigorous mind, and a writer of considerable power-especially in theological controversy. His work on Baptism, now out of print, is a good specimen of critical and logical ability. He was a plain, earnest, devout man, lacking in cultivation and refinement of manner, but well suited to the people among whom he ministered. He died in 1854. See Corwin, Manual of the Ref. Church in America, p. 187. (W. J. R. T.).

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