Captain Alexander Scudder[1]

Male 1793 - 1862  (69 years)


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  • Name Alexander Scudder 
    Prefix Captain 
    Born 12 Mar 1793  Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Cambridge Ward 4, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cemetery Mosswood Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 08C1688E3C09D511A5C1205002C1000083DD 
    Died 12 Mar 1862  Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Cotuit, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8816  Scudder
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2013 

    Father David Scudder,   b. 5 Jan 1763, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1819, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Desire Gage,   b. 9 Jan 1767, Hyannis, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1850, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 21 Oct 1788  Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    _UID B99F688E3C09D511A5C1205002C1000012EF 
    Family ID F3357  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Bourne Crocker,   b. 30 Oct 1805, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1896, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 23 May 1826  Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    _UID 21A0688E3C09D511A5C1205002C100007B7E 
    Children 
     1. Isabella T. Scudder,   b. 1828, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1846, Cotuit Port, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     2. Mary Crocker Scudder,   b. 1831, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1858, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     3. Lucinda Scudder,   b. 1832, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1850, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     4. Abigail Scudder,   b. Abt 1836, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1850, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 13 years)
     5. Emma Adeline Scudder,   b. 12 May 1838, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1932  (Age 93 years)
     6. David Scudder,   b. Abt 1838, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1850, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 11 years)
     7. Horace Scudder,   b. Abt 1840, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1850, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 9 years)
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F3409  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Alexander was a sea captain with early voyages in the Pacific and to China, and as a privateer in the War of 1812. He was captured and was confined to Dartmoor Prison. Among ships he commanded was the ship, "Farwell," in which he had brought the first load of cotton to Boston from Alabama. Previous to that, he commanded the brig, "Pacifick."

      On 4 March 1834, Alexander formed a partnership with Deacon Warren Hunt to manufacture axes in Douglas, Massachusetts. For about three years, the partnership flourished as the Douglas Axe Manufacturing Company, but Alexander longed for the life on the sea. He sold his part of the business and returned to being a sea captain. On 5 June 1848, he was appointed postmaster at Contuit Port, a position he held for little over two years.

  • Sources 
    1. [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. 258.

    2. [S597] International Genealogical Index (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of January 18, 2003).

    3. [S194] International Genealogical Index (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1980, 2000, data as of January 2000).