Person:RIchard Scudder (1)

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RIchard Betts Scudder
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  1. RIchard Betts Scudderabt 1771 - 1854
  • HRIchard Betts Scudderabt 1771 - 1854
  • W.  Hannah Reeder (add)
  1. Deborah Scudderabt 1715 - 1776
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Name RIchard Betts Scudder
Gender Male
Birth? abt 1771 Newtown, Long Island, New York
Will[2] 2 Mar 1854 Trenton, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
Death[1] 14 Mar 1854 Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
References
  1. Lee, Francis Bazley. Genealogical and memorial history of the state of New Jersey: a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation. (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1910), p. 67 [1].

    (IV) Lieutenant Richard Betts, son of John (2) Scudder, was born at Newtown, Long Island. In 1709 he came to Ewing township. He is the ancestor of the families of this name in Trenton and Ewing. His property on the Delaware river, known as "Scudder Falls," is still in the possession of his lineal descendants. His deeds for this land were, one from John Hutchinson, the other from John Brierly, both originally to Thomas Hough, of Springfield, Burlington county, bearing date 16-6 and conveyed in 1709 to Richard B. Scudder. He died March 14, 1754, aged eighty-three years, twenty years after his wife Hannah, daughter of Joseph Stillwell. Their children were: Hannah, Mary, Richard, John, Abigail, Joseph, Samuel, Rebecca, Joanna and Deborah, married John Hart, the signer of the Declaration of Independence. Lieutenant Richard Betts Scudder commanded a section of New Jersey militia in an expedition to Canada in 1711. The commission is in the possession of the family. His name is mentioned frequently in charters, etc., and heads the list of grantees to the land on which the Presbyterian church at Ewing was built.

  2. New Jersey, Abstract of Wills, 1670-1817.

    2 Mar 1854. Scudder, Capt. Richard, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., yeoman; weill of. Children--Rebeckah, Joannah Pierson and Joseph. Grandchildren--Deborah Hart, Daniel, Amos, Jedadiah and Ephraim Scudder. Daughter-in-law (widow of son John). Names also Phebe Scudder, who has ch., Jedidah, Ephraim, Katurah, Prudence and Jemima. Real and personal estte. Executors--son, Joseph and Arthur Howell. Proved Mar 19, 1754.