Scudder Family Historical & Biographical Journal

‘Dedicated to informing, preserving and promoting the Scudder family heritage of service and philanthropy’

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John and Mary (King) Scudder, 17th Century Pioneers on Long Island

To continue the story of John and Mary (King) Scudder of Newtown, Long Island from our Spring 2021 journal issue,[2] articles in this Summer/Fall 2021 issue will share more about this couple’s pioneering activities and about some of their remarkable pioneering posterity who are not generally recognized as Scudders, due to their descent through a female line.

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Journal Vol 3, no 3 Summer/Fall 2021

Elizabeth Scudder Alburtus, Daughter of John and Mary King Scudder

Elizabeth Scudder Alburtus, Daughter of John and Mary King Scudder

In the sense of being “the first to do a particular thing.” Elizabeth Scudder, the daughter of John Scudder and Mary (King) Scudder, was a “pioneer” among American Scudders when she was the first to marry into a Dutch New Netherland family. Her husband was John2 Alburtus whose parents were Pietro1 Alberti and Judith Jans Manje, documented in New Netherland by 1635 and 1642 respectively

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Stewart Lee Udall’s Life Sketch Part I

Stewart Lee Udall’s Life Sketch Part I

If our cousin, Stewart Lee Udall could see the environmental degradation happening to our planet today, he would roll over in his grave. But he would not be surprised. He saw it coming. He predicted it. He warned that if we didn’t take action, this would happen!  But Stewart took action. He spent a lifetime of vigorous action and bold leadership in defense of the Earth and humanity’s future.

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Stewart Lee Udall’s Life Sketch Part II

Stewart Lee Udall’s Life Sketch Part II

In 1969, Stewart Udall departed his post as Secretary of the Department of the Interior, when President Johnson left office, but continued to be a tireless advocate of civil rights, social change and environmental stewardship.

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Udall: A Letter to My Grandchildren

Udall: A Letter to My Grandchildren

This is the most important letter I will ever write. It concerns your future—and the tomorrows of the innumerable human beings who share this vulnerable, fragile planet with you.
It involves changes that must be made if environmental disasters are to be avoided. The response to this challenge will shape the future of the entire human race.

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A LIFE HISTORY OF LEVI STEWART

A LIFE HISTORY OF LEVI STEWART

Levi Stewart’s journals were lost in a tragic fire, so these recollections about his life are taken primarily from accounts by his children and grandchildren. A few other sources have been added to provide historical context, including connecting him to his Scudder ancestry.

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Three Noble Latter-day Saint Utah Pioneer “Foremothers” of Distinction

Three Noble Latter-day Saint Utah Pioneer “Foremothers” of Distinction

During his lifetime, Levi Stewart was blessed with three strong, steadfast, faith-filled wives, so consecrated to God that they were willing to bear the hardships of pioneering not only in new frontier settlements but in pioneering also of a new 19th century religion that they believed was a restoration of Jesus Christ’s ancient Christian church with its spiritual power and authority.

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Biographical Sketch of Margery Wilkerson, 1832–1870

Biographical Sketch of Margery Wilkerson, 1832–1870

Margery (Wilkerson) Stewart was born in Jackson County, Indiana on 16 Nov 1832. According to his tombstone, her father, Thomas Wilkerson, was born on 17 January 1797. In other records, his birthplace is given as Richmond, Madison, Kentucky.[1] In Muhlenberg, Kentucky, on October 1817, Thomas Wilkerson married his first wife Effie Forehand

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Biography of Artemacy Wilkerson Stewart, 1834–1914

Biography of Artemacy Wilkerson Stewart, 1834–1914

Stories of Artemacy (Wilkerson) Stewart’s life, along with tributes to her remarkable character, are preserved in histories written by her posterity, all of whom describe her as a saintly woman who ministered in extraordinary ways to her large family and to her community.

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David King Udall and Ella Stewart Udall

David King Udall and Ella Stewart Udall

When David King Udall met Eliza Luella (Ella) Stewart, he says it was love at first sight. David K. Udall confides this fact in his autobiography that he wrote collaboratively with his eldest daughter Pearl,

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The Stewarts and Their Assistance to John Wesley Powell’s Second Expedition to Measure, Map and Explore Southern Utah and Arizona

The Stewarts and Their Assistance to John Wesley Powell’s Second Expedition to Measure, Map and Explore Southern Utah and Arizona

Major John Wesley Powell’s first expedition had taken them through Kanab in 1870 on their way to explore the Colorado River. In the winter of 1871–1872, Powell’s second expedition, returned again. Powell had begun the project in the spring of 1869 but had “lost one of their four boats loaded with equipment and food, and the trip turned into a race with starvation.

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Levi Stewart Memorial and Other Kanab Monuments

Levi Stewart Memorial and Other Kanab Monuments

On this the 20-year anniversary of the Levi Stewart Memorial Park, with this article, this Summer/Fall 2021 issue of the Scudder Family Historical and Biographical Journal pays tribute to Scudder descendant, Levi Stewart, and the Stewart branch of the Scudder family who has a rich history of “service to others.”

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Journal Vol 3, no 2 Spring 2021

Cutting-edge Scudders, Building Bridges to People Who Were Different

Cutting-edge Scudders, Building Bridges to People Who Were Different

The early immigrant Scudders and missionary-minded Scudders featured in this issue had unique opportunities to engage with people of other races, ethnicities, cultures, religions and politics that were different than their own. They moved to different countries or colonies where they were considered the strangers by those who were already present.

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Samuel Scudder, b. 1643, Grandson of Thomas Scudder (T) by His Son John

Samuel Scudder, b. 1643, Grandson of Thomas Scudder (T) by His Son John

Not much is known about Samuel3 Scudder, (known hereafter as Samuel I), oldest son of John2 and grandson of Thomas1 (T).  He does not appear in the baptismal records of the Salem Church so he must have been born about 1643 in Salem, Massachusetts because his younger brother John3 was born in 1645 according to his marriage record, and his parents joined the church in 1647. His three sisters’ baptismal records are after that date.

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Journal Vol 3, no 1 Winter 2021

The Haystack Monument

The Haystack Monument

What does a monument to a haystack have to do with members of the Scudder family offering over a thousand years of service (in a total of combined years served) to the people of India, Hawaii, Japan, China, South Africa and Arabia?

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Journal Vol 2, no 2 Fall 2020

Journal Vol 2, no 1 Spring 2020

IF HARRIET SCUDDER’S FAITH COULD TAME WILD TIGERS

IF HARRIET SCUDDER’S FAITH COULD TAME WILD TIGERS

Stories about faith-filled, courageous ancestors can strengthen us when we too are faced with extraordinary adversities. For generations, Rev. John Scudder, M.D. and his wife Harriet W. Scudder have inspired many for their unflinching service in Sri Lanka and India. Dr. Scudder was a pioneer medical missionary in Ceylon and India.

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Journal Vol 1, no 3 December 2019

Who Was Joanna (Leffingwell) Lathrop

Who Was Joanna (Leffingwell) Lathrop

The year 2019 is also the bicentennial year of the first of the four Lathrop/Scudder missionaries to enter service to Ceylon. We honor them and their exceptional family with several articles in this December 2019 issue of the Scudder Family Historical & Biographical Journal.

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The American Lathrop Story Begins

The American Lathrop Story Begins

The Lathrop sisters’ parents’ heritage begins with Rev. John1 Lothrop who fled from England’s persecutors and from his incarceration for his religion, arriving in Massachusetts in 1634. (In order to promote the accurate biographical data for Rev. John Lothrop and his family,

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Christmas at Vellore Medical School

Christmas at Vellore Medical School

Christmas at the Vellore Medical School, circa 1939 Excerpts from a letter written by Dr. Ida B. Scudder soon after her return. Reprinted from Scudder Bulletin, volume VII, (March 1940): 7. “Well, Christmas is over and the New Year almost upon us. I had my celebration...

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Journal Vol 1, no 2 June 2019

Will of Rev. Henry Scudder of Collingbourne Ducis 1651

Will of Rev. Henry Scudder of Collingbourne Ducis 1651

dated 20 February 1651[1] Reprinted from ©Scudder Searches, v. V, no. 1, (Winter 1993) 7-9.   For centuries, Rev. Henry Scudder has been the most famous Scudder in England because of his book, The Christian’s Daily Walk in Holy Security and Peace. For two hundred...

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English Yeomen in the 16th Century

English Yeomen in the 16th Century

Social and Economic Status, Compiled by D. B. Scudder, Reprinted from Scudder Searches, volume V, no. 2, (Summer 1993)[1] Note: [This article] was inspired by recurring questions about the significance of the term ‘yeoman’ that regularly pop up in Scudder family...

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Journal Vol 1, no 1 April 2019

Scudder Association Foundation Announces New Online Journal

Scudder Association Foundation Announces New Online Journal

“The Foundation journal is dedicated to preserving and sharing the remarkable 385-year Scudder family heritage in America. While our primary focus is on our philanthropic endeavors, we also have stewardship over many family records collected for more than 100 years....

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Straight From The Horse’s Mouth

Straight From The Horse’s Mouth

"Straight from the Horse’s Mouth: Time Again to Separate Scudder Facts from Fiction," by ©Margery Boyden, Scudder Association Foundation Historian,Thirty years ago, in an earnest effort to call attention to significant errors to be found in numerous Scudder...

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Our Story Begins with Henry Skudder (Scudder), Yeoman

Our Story Begins with Henry Skudder (Scudder), Yeoman

"Henry Skudder (Scudder), yeoman of Horton Kirby, Kent: Reprinted from Scudder Searches, 1992,"  by ©Scudder Association Foundation Historian,The strong ROOT of the American Scudder Family Tree was a yeoman in England named Henry but it took more than 100 years of...

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No Greater Love

No Greater Love

No Greater Love The Scudders of India have a long family tradition of devoting their lives to the assistance of others. But what if you were not a Scudder?  When a Scudder took a bride, planning to return to India, did their vow include," ...to have and to hold from...

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Who Was Mabel J. Scudder?

Who Was Mabel J. Scudder?

Connecting to the Past when Samuel Asked, 'Who Was Mabel J. Scudder?'  Find the Answer in This True 130-Year-old Love Story from India,   by ©Margery Boyden, Scudder Association Foundation Historian,  On the Scudder Association’s Foundation’s 2019 bicentennial...

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A Story 200 Years in the Making . . .

A Story 200 Years in the Making . . .

In Appreciation for a Unique Life of Service: Love and Strength of Character Motivated Dr. John Scudder to Labor in India, with selected quotations[1]   Bicentennial Tribute compiled by Margery Boyden, Historian for the Scudder Association Foundation[2]   Rev. John...

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Journey to India

Journey to India

An Indian Chronicle   by Charles S. K. Scudder President of the Scudder Association Foundation, Inc.   This Chronicle is a record of the trip to India by members of The Scudder Association Foundation in January 2019 to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of John and...

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