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John Joseph Scudder

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Freehold Township, Monmouth, NJ, USA
Death: Died in Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Scudder and Maria Louise Scudder
Husband of Harriet Scudder
Father of Amy Scudder; Maria Catherine Scudder; Henry Martyn Scudder; William Waterbury Scudder; Joseph Scudder and 8 others
Brother of Theodosia Rachel Pohlman; Cornelia Fonda; Eliza Ann Schenk; Philip Johnston Scudder; Maria Scudder and 6 others

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

1793
September 3, 1793
Freehold Township, Monmouth, NJ, USA
1816
October 16, 1816
Age 23
New York, New York, United States
1818
January 29, 1818
Age 24
Gillipally, Ceylon
1821
March 14, 1821
Age 27
1822
February 5, 1822
Age 28
Panditeripo, Ceylon [later Sri Lanka]
1823
September 17, 1823
Age 30
CT, USA
1826
July 14, 1826
Age 32
1827
May 20, 1827
Age 33
Panditeripo, Ceylon, India
1828
October 20, 1828
Age 35
Hudson, OH, USA