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Nathaniel Scudder

army officer , Continental congressman

Nathaniel Scudder, American army officer, Continental congressman. member local com.

Background

Scudder, Nathaniel was born on May 10, 1733 in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. Son of Jacob and Abia (Rowe) Scudder.

Education

Graduated from College of New Jersey (now Princeton), 1751.

Career

Elder, Tennent Church, near Freehold, New Jersey. Trustee Princeton, 1778-1781. Became member local committee of safety.

Delegate to 1st New Jersey Provincial Congress, New Brunswick, 1774. Speaker New Jersey General Assembly, 1776. Lieutenant colonel 1st Monmouth County Regiment, New Jersey Militia, 1776.

Commissioned colonel, 1781. Delegate Continental Congress, 1777-1779. Present at Battle of Monmouth.

His most important service was writing letter to John Hart (speaker New Jersey Legislature), strongly urging that state’s delegates to Congress be empowered to ratify and sign Articles of Confederation, 1778.

Membership

Member local com.

Connections

Married Isabella Anderson, March 23, 1752, 5 children.

father:
Jacob Scudder

mother:
Abia (Rowe) Scudder

spouse:
Isabella Anderson