Benjamin Scudder

Benjamin Scudder

Male 1733 - 1822  (88 years)

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  • Name Benjamin Scudder 
    Born 6 Jun 1733  Huntington, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 8 Jul 1733  Huntington, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN M79M-4C 
    Reference Number T-2-3-1-6 
    _UID 8296688E3C09D511A5C1205002C10000D2F8 
    Died 18 Feb 1822  Springfield, Essex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Springfield, Essex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2178  Scudder
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2013 

    Father Benjamin Scudder,   b. 2 Feb 1698, Huntington, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1743, Rahway, Essex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Hannah Norton,   b. 21 Jun 1705, Huntington, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1743, Rahway, Essex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married Abt 1722  Huntington, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    _UID 838D688E3C09D511A5C1205002C10000CA81 
    Family ID F1026  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Cory,   b. 12 Jul 1743, Rahway, Middlesex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1776, Westfield, Essex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 23 Nov 1761  Westfield, Essex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Presbyterian Church Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 4B8E688E3C09D511A5C1205002C100009310 
    Children 
     1. Benjamin Scudder,   b. 1 Jun 1762, Westfield, Essex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1802, At Sea, West Indies Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     2. Ruth Scudder,   b. 7 Apr 1764, Westfield, Essex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1842, Warren county, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Ezra Jesse Scudder,   b. 27 Feb 1766, Westfield, Essex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1825, Liberty, Butler, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     4. John Scudder,   b. 12 Feb 1768, Westfield, Essex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1768, Westfield, Essex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Anne Scudder,   b. 12 Feb 1768, Westfield, Essex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Warren county, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Isaac Scudder,   b. 22 May 1770, Westfield, Essex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1830, Westfield, Essex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     7. Enoch Scudder,   b. 1 Nov 1772, Westfield, Essex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1776, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F1126  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lydia Chandler,   b. 26 Sep 1749,   d. 30 Sep 1782, Essex county, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Married Abt 1778  New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 4D8E688E3C09D511A5C1205002C100009530 
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F1127  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Jemima Young,   b. 17 Sep 1739, South Orange, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1802, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 1 Feb 1785  , Essex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 4F8E688E3C09D511A5C1205002C100009750 
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F1128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Scudder, Benjamin_d1822.jpg
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  • Notes 
    • Benjamin, born on Long Island, came to Essex county, New Jersey, with his parents about the age of seven. He was an Essex county militia man during the Revolutionary War. He became a very prosperous Essex landholder, owning mills, a distillery for making high-powered apple brandy (the famed "Jersey lightning"), slaves, and much land along the East Branch of the Rahway River between Springfield and Connnecticut Farms (now Union). [Southern Essex county, where he lived, became Union county in 1850.]

      Benjamin is particularly noted for his almanacs, in the margins of which he had a penchant for recording many of the events, great and small, that took place in his lifetime, and for his family bible [now in the possession of the New Jersey Historical Society in Newark, which published the genealogical record in its Proceedings, vols 63-66, ending January 1948], in which he recorded one of the earliest genealogies of a sizable portion of the Scudder family.

      Benjamin moved from Elizabeth, New Jersey, about 1814, to Ohio and purchased a section of land in Liberty Township, which he gave to his four grandsons, the children of his son Jesse. He also bought 50 acres, which he gave to his granddaughter, Jemima, also the daughter of Jesse. He then returned to New Jersey, where he died.

  • Sources 
    1. [S350] Benjamin of the Almanacs (1733-1822), Scudder, David B., comp., (Scudder Searches), Vol. I, no. 1, p. 5, Spring 1989.

    2. [S247] Ancestral File (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).

    3. [S268] Family Group Record for Benjamin Scudder and Mary, Arland Udell, comp.

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