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John Anderson Scudder, Doctor

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Freehold Township, Monmouth, NJ, USA
Death: November 6, 1836 (77)
Washington, Daviess, IN, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Colonel Nathaniel Scudder and Isabella Anderson
Husband of Elizabeth Scudder
Father of Charles Scudder; Nathaniel Scudder; Nancy Scudder; Emma Scudder; William Forman Scudder and 9 others
Brother of Joseph Scudder

Occupation: Surgeon
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About John Anderson Scudder, Doctor

Son of Nathaniel and Isabella (Anderson) Scudder.

  • Born: March 22, 1759 in Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey.
  • Died: November 6, 1836 in Washington, Davies County, Indiana.
  • Burial: Old City Cemetery, Washington, Davies County, Indiana.
  • Military Service: Revolutionary War served as surgeon's mate in the First Regiment of Monmouth County, New Jersey.
  • Education: 1775 - Graduated from Princeton College.
  • Occupation: US Representative from New Jersey/Doctor.
  • Married: Elizabeth Wyckoff Forman February 10, 1788 in Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey.

U.S. Representative from New Jersey. Completed preparatory studies, and graduated from Princeton College in 1775. He studied medicine and commenced practice in Monmouth County, New Jersey. During the Revolutionary War served as surgeon's mate in the First Regiment of Monmouth County, in 1777. Secretary of the New Jersey Medical Society in 1788 and 1789. He served as member of the New Jersey General Assembly representing Monmouth County from 1801 through 1807, and as a Member of the New Jersey Legislative Council in 1809.

Elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Eleventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James Cox and served from October 31, 1810, to March 3, 1811. He was not a candidate for renomination to the Twelfth Congress. He resumed the practice of medicine. He moved to Kentucky after 1810 and to Daviess County, Indiana, in 1819. He died in Washington, Indiana, November 6, 1836. He was interred in the Old City Cemetery.

Surgeon in 1777 of the same regiment of which his father was colonel. He was for several successive years elected to a seat in the legislature of the state, and in 1810 was chosen to represent it in national congress. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Ezekiel Forman and Catherine Wyckoff, his wife, and removed to Kentucky, then to Indiana. Their children were : Charles, married Mary, daughter of Rhodin Horde, of Fredericksburg. Virginia. Nathaniel. Emma, married David Wood. Jacob. John. Henrv, married a Miss Beasley. William. Ellen, married Jesse Crabbs. Kenneth, a physician of Indianapolis, was for several years a member of the state legislature, and one of the commissioners who laid out the city of Indianapolis.

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John Anderson Scudder, Doctor's Timeline

March 22, 1759
Freehold Township, Monmouth, NJ, USA
May 29, 1792
Age 33
June 24, 1794
Age 35
September 15, 1795
Age 36
March 21, 1797
Age 37
March 21, 1797
Age 37
Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States
May 19, 1798
Age 39
December 29, 1799
Age 40
August 17, 1801
Age 42