Jacob Scudder

Male 1707 - 1772  (64 years)


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  • Name Jacob Scudder 
    Born 29 Nov 1707  Huntington, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    AFN 2PVN-S3 
    Cemetery Old Tennent Churchyard Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 128 
    _UID 4495688E3C09D511A5C1205002C100009309 
    Died 31 May 1772  Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Tennent, Monmouth, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2019  Scudder
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2013 

    Father Benjamin Scudder,   b. Abt 1672, Huntington, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 21 Oct 1739, Huntington, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Mother Sarah Arthur,   b. Abt 1674, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1720, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married Abt 1697  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    _UID AB86688E3C09D511A5C1205002C10000EB98 
    Family ID F150  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Abiah Roe,   b. 23 May 1708, Huntington, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1791, Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 5 Aug 1731  Huntington, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    _UID 0F86688E3C09D511A5C1205002C100004FD8 
    Children 
     1. Colonel Nathaniel Scudder,   b. 10 May 1733, Huntington, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1781, Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     2. Phebe Scudder,   b. 2 Aug 1734, Huntington, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1807  (Age 72 years)
     3. Lucretia Scudder,   b. 19 Mar 1737, Huntington, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1826  (Age 89 years)
     4. Colonel William Scudder,   b. 6 Apr 1739, Huntington, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1793, Middlesex county, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     5. Lemuel Scudder,   b. 30 Sep 1741, Huntington, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1806, Kingston, Somerset, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     6. Ruth Scudder,   b. 27 Oct 1745, Huntington, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1826  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F72  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Like his father, Jacob was a prosperous and influential Huntington mill owner, expanding his holdings from the base of a one-half share of his father's mill left to him in the will. In 1749, at age 42, Jacob sold his Huntington interests and took his family to the Princeton area of Winsor Township. Winsor Township is in the southern tip of Middlesex county; the family lived within a mile or two of the Somerset and Hunterdon county boundaries. Since 1839, the Princeton area has been included, along with Trenton, in Mercer county. He purchased a complex of mill properties on the Millstone River known as the Aqueduct Mills from members of the Davison family. The mills, later called Scudder's Mills, were located on Princeton's Harrison Street, and extended approximately where present US Route 1 crosses the Millstone at the edge of Carnegie Lake. In 1749, the property consisted of two grist mills, a millpond and dam, a fulling mill, a mill house, and 100 acres of land, for which Jacob paid £1,400, then a large sum of money.

  • Sources 
    1. [S13] History of the Old Tennent Church, Frank R. Symmes,, (Cranbury, NJ: George W. Burroughs, Printer, 2nd ed., 1904), p. 417.

    2. [S19] Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Genealogical and Personal Memoirs, Wilfred Jordan; ed., (New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co., Inc., 1939), Vol. 8, p. 44.

    3. [S237] Benjamin Scudder I, of Huntington, Suffolk County, New York [Long Island], David B. Scudder, comp., (Scudder Searches), Vol. II, No. 2, p. 3.

    4. [S269] John Roe of Brookhaven, Long Island and Some of His Descendants, a Record of Six Generations, Clarence Almon Torrey, comp., (Boston: by the author, 1941), pp. 6-7.