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John Prudden

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Death: January 16, 1762 (81)
Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Prudden, Rev and Grace Judson
Husband of Mary Prudden
Father of John Prudden; Joseph Prudden; Job Prudden; Enoch Prudden; Jonathan Prudden and 2 others
Brother of Peter PRUDDEN; Samuel Prudden, Sr; Joanna Fenn; Mary PRUDDEN; Samuel Prudden, Jr. and 2 others

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About John Prudden

  • 'Peter Prudden; a story of his life and New Haven and Milford, Conn. (1901)
  • Pg. 72
  • (I) Children of Samuel Prudden2 (son of Peter1) and Grace Judson were :
    • I. Peter3 born July 28, 1671, died May 19, 1705. He is said to have studied for the ministry and to have been drowned.
    • II. Samuel3, born Aug. 10, 1673 (no date of death given, probably an infant).
    • III. Joanna3 born March 1, 1676, married James Fenn of Milford.
    • (3) IV. Samuel3, born June, 1677, lived in Milford, died Oct. 17, 1742, married Hannah Clark, daughter of Thomas Clark whose mother was a Gilbert. She is believed to have been Hannah, daughter of Matthew Gilbert, the Deputy-Governor of New Haven Colony. The will of this Samuel Prudden, found in the Appendix XVI, gives a fair idea of the condition of the family as regards property, one hundred years after the settlement of Miiford.+
    • ' (4) V. John3, born March 20, 1680, died 1762, married Mary Clark in 1707.*+
    • VI. Mary, born Aug. 11, 1681.
    • ' * Mr. Pond of Milford thought that the two brothers, Samuel and John, of this generation married first cousins, Clarks.
  • Pg. 73
  • '(4) Children of John Prudden3 (son of Samuel2, Peter1) and Mary Clark were :
    • (6) I. John4, born 1708, died 1786; married Hannah Newton, the granddaughter of Roger Newton, the successor of Rev. Peter Prudden, as minister in Milford. +
    • II. Joseph4, born June 21, 1712.
    • (7) III. Job4, born 1714, married Esther Sherman of New Haven. His history was as closely identi-
    • Pg. 74
    • fied with the Second church in Milford as Peter Prudden's was with the First, which for a hundred years remained the only church in the town. In 1737, a dissatisfied minority formed a new church under the leadership of Ephraim Strong, Job's brother-in-law. So violent was the opposition, that Job Prudden, who had graduated from Yale College in 1734 and was invited to become their first pastor, was obliged to go to New Jersey for ordination. He was installed, however, in 1747 and served the church with great devotion and ability all his life, which was ended June 24th, 1774, when he was 59 years of age, by small pox contracted in visiting one of his parishioners. .....
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    • IV. Enoch4, baptized in 1719; unmarried.
    • V. Johnathan4, baptized in 1722; no children.
    • VI. Mary4, baptized 1728, married Ephraim Strong of Milford. (See the genealogy of the Strong family.)
    • VI. Sybilia4, baptized 1732, died 1740.
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John Prudden's Timeline

March 20, 1680
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
June 10, 1711
Age 31
Milford, New Haven, CT
June 21, 1712
Age 32
Milford, New Haven, CT
Age 34
Milford, New Haven, CT
Age 39
Milford, New Haven, CT
Age 42
Milford, New Haven, CT
Age 47
Milford, New Haven, CT
Age 51
Milford, New Haven, CT
January 16, 1762
Age 81
Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA