This Spring 2023 issue of the Scudder Family Historical and Biographical Journal continues the series about descendants of JOHN2 SCUDDER I (THOMAS1 (T)) and Mary2 King (William1). In this issue we give a female Scudder descendant line a turn in the spotlight.
Scudder Family Historical & Biographical Journal
‘Dedicated to informing, preserving and promoting the Scudder family heritage of service and philanthropy’
This issue of the Journal focuses on Notable Ancestors and Descendants of Richard4 “Betts” Scudder that Pertain to All Three American Scudder Lines so there is something here for all Scudder descendants to discover. This issue has Puritan history about Richard4’s ancestors and American Revolutionary War history that features three of Richard “Betts” Scudder’s grandchildren, including his grandson-in-law John4 Hart, signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Rather than trying to insert Isaiah1 Harrison, Sr. into some other family’s history without any historical record evidence, we approach Isaiah1’s origins and relationships from the factual basis of Isaiah1’s own Long Island records that begin in 1684, not 1687.
Scudder Research Led to New Perspectives about Samuel and Lydia Stewart: Long Island Roots and Relationships for Stewart, Scudder, and Harrison, in New York, Delaware, Virginia, and North Carolina; and add Potter et al. in Delaware
Most of us want to know who our ancestors are and from whence they came. For some, this means a family history mystery that requires gathering enough clues to put the puzzle pieces together accurately. This is especially true for those who feel a gnawing skepticism about speculations some have made.
To continue the story of John and Mary (King) Scudder of Newtown, Long Island from our Spring 2021 journal issue, 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.