Harriet Waterbury

Harriet Waterbury

Female 1795 - 1849  (54 years)

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  • Name Harriet Waterbury 
    Born 14 Aug 1795  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    AFN M79L-0J 
    Cemetery Church of Scotland Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 7CA6688E3C09D511A5C1205002C10000DC88 
    Died 18 Nov 1849  Madras, Tamil Nadu, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Madras, Tamil Nadu, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4223  Scudder
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2015 

    Family Dr. John Scudder,   b. 3 Sep 1793, Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1855, Wynburgh, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 20 Jan 1816  New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    _UID 7192688E3C09D511A5C1205002C10000BDAC 
    Children 
     1. Amy Scudder,   b. 16 Oct 1816, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1816, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Maria Catherine Scudder,   b. 19 Jan 1818, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1820, Gillipally, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     3. Maria Catherine Scudder,   b. 19 Jan 1820, Gillipally, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1820, Gillipally, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. William Brainard Scudder,   b. 14 Mar 1821, Panditeripo, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1821, Panditeripo, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Dr. Henry Martyn Scudder,   b. 5 Jan 1822, Panditeripo, Taffna District, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1895, Winchester, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     6. Dr. William Waterbury Scudder,   b. 17 Sep 1823, Panditeripo, Ceylon, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1895, Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     7. Reverend Joseph Scudder,   b. 14 Jan 1826, Panditeripo, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1876, Red Hook, Kings, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     8. Samuel Downer Scudder,   b. 20 May 1827, Panditeripo, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1849, New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     9. Dr. Ezekiel Carman Scudder,   b. 20 Oct 1828, Panditeripo, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1896, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     10. Dr. Jared Waterbury Scudder,   b. 8 Feb 1830, Kotagiri, Tamil Nadu, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1910, Palmaner, Andhra Pradesh, India Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     11. Harriet Scudder,   b. 3 Sep 1831, Panditteripo, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1872  (Age 40 years)
     12. Dr. Silas Downer Scudder,   b. 6 Nov 1833, Panditeripo, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1877, Brooklyn, Kings, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     13. Dr. John Scudder, II,   b. 29 Oct 1835, Chavagacherry, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1900, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     14. Louisa Scudder,   b. 26 Apr 1837, Madras, Tamil Nadu, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1918, Charlestown, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F1657  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    John and Harriet Scudder.jpg
    John and Harriet Scudder.jpg
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    Waterbury, Harriet.jpg

  • Notes 
    • In 1870, Harriet started the first industrial work for women of the Arcot Mission by introducing weaving into the schools. Her ministry is captured in this tribute:

      "Mrs. Scudder was the heart of everything. She had a wonderful faculty for remembering faces and names, and she knew the family histories of all the Christians in the Ranipet villages. Her own home was overflowing with her little flock (six children), keeping heart and hands busy, but no matter how busy she was, no one ever came to the mission bungalow, without having a talk with the dear 'DORAISAN.' Family problems were talked over, family and village quarrels were settled. And her decision was final. A new baby could not have a name until there had been a council with 'Mother' in Ranipet."

  • Sources 
    1. [S128] International Genealogical Index (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1980, 1997, data as of February 1997).

    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. [S97] A Thousand Years in Thy Sight, the Story of the Scudder Missionaries of India, Scudder, Dorothy Jealous, comp., (New York: Vantage Press, 1984), p. 71.

    4. [S18] Genealogy of Early Settlers in Trenton and Ewing, "Old Hunterdon County," New Jersey, Eli F. Cooley; comp., (Trenton, N.J.: W.S. Sharp Printing Co., 1883; rpt.), p. 244.