Family History

Scudder Lineage from Kent, England

Our common ancestor was Henry Scudder, yeoman of Horton Kirby, Kent, who died by  November, 1594. Our Association includes persons who can trace their lineage to three of Henry’s offspring:

  • Thomas Scudder (T) who arrive at Salem, Massachusetts in 1637
  • John Scudder (J) nephew of Thomas who arrived at Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Elizabeth Scudder Lathrop (E), sister of John who arrived at Boston, Massachusetts by 1644.

Notable Scudders

Colonel Nathaniel Scudder, MD of Monmouth County, New Jersey: the only member of the Continental Congress to die in battle in the American Revolution

  • President Ulysses S. Grant
  • President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. U.S. Supreme Court Justice
  • Oliver Wendell Homes, Jr.,poet

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