Ogden, Uzal, Dd

Ogden, Uzal, D.D., an American divine, was born at Newark (one authority has it Newton, Sussex Co.), N. J., about 1744. He studied to become a minister of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and, having gone to England, received both deacon's and priest's orders from the bishop of London, Sept. 21, 1773. Having returned to this country, he labored as a missionary chiefly in Sussex County, N. J., but in 1788 finally became rector of Trinity Parish in Newark. From 1799 to 1805 Dr. Ogden's relations to the Protestant Episcopal Church were of a somewhat equivocal character, and a controversy ensued which resulted in his joining the Presbyterian body. After this he had no stated charge, but preached occasionally in different places as he found the opportunity. He died Nov. 4,1822. Among his publications we notice, Letter to the Unconverted (1768): — The Theological Preceptor (1772): — An Address to the Youth of America (1772): — Antidote to Deism: the Deist Unmasked, a refutation of "The Age of Reason" (1795, 2 vols. 12mo): — and occasional Sermons and Pamphlets. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 4:364.

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