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John Scudder, Sr., Rev. Dr.

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Birthplace: Freehold Township, Monmouth, NJ, USA
Death: Died
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Son of Joseph Scudder and Maria Louise Scudder
Husband of Harriet Scudder
Father of Henry Martyn Scudder; EZEKIEL CARMAN SCUDDER; John Scudder, Jr., Rev. Dr., M.D., D.D.; William Waterbury Waterbury; Joseph Scudder and 10 others
Brother of Cornelia Scudder

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About John Scudder, Sr., Rev. Dr.

Rev. Dr. John Scudder, Sr. (September 3, 1793 - January 13, 1855), M.D., D.D., founded the first Western Medical Mission in Asia at Ceylon and later became the first American medical missionary in India. He began what amounted to more than 1,100 combined years of missionary service there by 42 members of four generations of the Scudder family of missionaries in India.

Scudder was born in Freehold, New Jersey, USA on September 3, 1793, the son of Joseph (a lawyer) and Maria Scudder. He graduated from Princeton University in 1811, and the New York College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1813. He practised successfully in New York City. One day, while visiting a patient, he saw on a table the pamphlet Conversion of the World, or the Claims of the 600,000,000 and the Ability and Duty of the Churches Respecting Them. As he read it he became convinced that he was called to be a missionary in response to the command to go into all the world to preach the gospel and heal the sick. He then became thoroughly committed to serving God through medical missions of the American Board, later of the Dutch Reformed Board.

Biography Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rev._Dr._John_Scudder,_Sr.


Rev. Dr. John Scudder, Sr

Rev. Dr. John Scudder, Sr. (September 3, 1793 - January 13, 1855), M.D., D.D., founded the first Western Medical Mission in Asia at Ceylon and later became the first American medical missionary in India. He began what amounted to more than 1,100 combined years of missionary service there by 42 members of four generations of the Scudder family of missionaries in India.

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John Scudder, Sr., Rev. Dr.'s Timeline

1793
September 3, 1793
Freehold Township, Monmouth, NJ, USA
1820
January 19, 1820
Age 26
1821
March 14, 1821
Age 27
1822
1822
Age 28
1827
May 1827
Age 33
1828
October 20, 1828
Age 35
Hudson, OH, USA
1830
February 8, 1830
Age 36
1831
September 3, 1831
Age 38
1836
1836
Age 42
1844
1844
Age 50