Elizabeth Scudder, born 1625, Strood, Kent, wife of Samuel Lathrop (Lothrop): A Genteel Hand That Rocked a Remarkable Cradle
The old saying, “The hand that rocks the cradle is that hand that rules the world,” seems particularly fitting for Elizabeth (Scudder) Lathrop. Many in her posterity have been motivated by a strong desire to make the world a better place.
It all started with a phone call. What was going to be a simple outing to a car museum for my dad’s 79th birthday, turned into a deep dive into my family’s ancestry with several surprising connections along the way.
The first document to prove that Thomas Scudder (T) of Horton Kirby, Kent, England was in America is dated 25 December 1637 and is found on the Salem, Massachusetts Town Records under Land Grants, B. Records in England show that Thomas Scudder…
Which Is Your Courageous Immigrant Ancestor? John Scudder, b. 1618 or his sister Elizabeth Scudder, b. 1625 or Their Uncle Thomas Scudder, 1587? From the beginning of the history of the American Scudder family, one family trait stands out strong. Scudders are willing and able to do hard things to better their circumstances.