He was the son of Lewis Bogardus (1738–1808) and Annie (Mills) Bogardus (b. 1745). In 1792, he married Maria Sabina Waldron (1774–1855), and they had ten children.
He fought in the War of 1812, and in November 1812, as a lieutenant colonel, was placed in command of the Third Brigade of the New York Militia Infantry. From 1813 to 1815, as a colonel, he commanded the 41st U.S.Infantry Regiment. He was later promoted to general.
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 126f, 138, 185 and 260; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
- The Prominent Families of the United States of America ed. by Arthur Meredyth Burke (originally published London, 1908; reprinted Baltimore MD, 1991; ISBN 978-0-8063-1308-5 ; page 144)
- A Genealogical History of the Ancestors and Descendants of General Robert Bogardus by Alice Gray Lovejoy (1927)
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