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  • ID: I92008
  • Name: John Scudder
  • Given Name: John
  • Surname: Scudder
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1675 in Maspeth Kills, Queens, New York, United States
  • Death: 15 Jan 1737/38 in Westfield, Union, New Jersey, United States
  • Burial: 1738 Colonial Cemetery, Westfield, Union, New Jersey, United States
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  • _UID: 28887FC8FC1D4825A530E86C878FC785089E
  • Change Date: 26 Jul 2014 at 01:11
  • Note: John was born in 1675 in Maspeth Kills, one of several vil l ages in the Town of Newtown, Long Island. After moving t o Elizabeth Borough, New Jersey, about 1698, along with a n umber of other Newton residents, he married Mary Pack, daug hter of a prominent early Elizabeth Town settler. Soon afte r, John and Mary established their home in Westfield, a spa rsely-settled ten square mile tract known as the west field s of Elizabeth Town, located some seven miles to the west , between the Rahway River and the Watchung Mountains. Th e tract is part of as ection of southern Essex stretching f rom the village of Connecticut Farms now Union south to Pla infield that was being laid out by developers and sold in 1 00-acre parcels to stimulate settlement. Some accounts stat e that John originally purchased 1,500 acres of land in Wes t field; but, no proof has been found. Here, John became a n active and prominent resident. In 1712, he was appointe d overseer of Elizabeth Borough roads, a post normally hel d for about ten years. John was also active in founding an d providing land for the first Westfield Presbyterian Churc h, a log building on the Elizabeth Road built in 1730. Joh n is buried in the Colonial Cemetery, Presby Sec I, Row E , Lot 10. According to his grave marker in the 'old cemeter y' of the Church, John died 15 January 1738, age 63.



    Father: John Scudder b: 1645 in Essex, Massachusetts, United States
    Mother: Joanna Betts b: 1650 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

    Marriage 1 Mary Peck b: 1676 in Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States
    • Married: 1700 in Elizabeth, Essex, New Jersey, United States
    • Change Date: 2 Apr 2016
    Children
    1. Has Children John Scudder b: 1700 in Union, New Jersey, United States
    2. Has Children Anna Scudder b: 1701 in Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States
    3. Has No Children Richard Scudder b: 1702 in Union, New Jersey, United States
    4. Has Children Samuel Scudder b: 1704 in Westfield, Union, New Jersey, United States
    5. Has Children Thomas Scudder b: 1706 in Union, New Jersey, United States
    6. Has No Children Mary Scudder b: 1706 in Union, New Jersey, United States
    7. Has No Children Elizabeth Scudder b: 1708 in Union, New Jersey, United States
    8. Has No Children Kesiah Scudder b: 1710 in Union, New Jersey, United States
    9. Has No Children Joanna Scudder b: 1714 in Union, New Jersey, United States
    10. Has No Children Phebe Scudder b: 1716 in Union, New Jersey, United States
    11. Has Children Benjamin Scudder b: 1718 in Union, New Jersey, United States
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