Moses Scudder

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Moses Scudder, son of Benjamin Scudder, was born about 1688.1 He died at Huntington, Suffolk Co., New York, before 5 June 1759, when his will was proved.1

Moses married (2) Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Obadiah Smith and Susannah Stephens, at Huntington, 15 May 1739. His first wife is unknown.1

Moses left a will dated 23 May 1759, and proved 5 Jun 1759 specifying (paragraphing added for clarity):
In the name of God, Amen. I, MOSES SCUDDER, of Huntington, in Suffolk County, being now sick.
All debts are to be paid out of the sale of such parts of my estate as I shall direct.
I leave to my wife Elizabeth the uncontrolled use of 1/3 of my lands, until my youngest child is 14 years of age, to enable her to support my children. I also leave her 3 cows, my old horse, and 10 sheep, Also all articles of household furniture which she brought to me, also a saddle and bridle, and 4, of my orchard, and £40, and the privilege of the kitchen and cellar and bed room, and either of my other rooms.
I leave to my son Jonathan all my house and homestead, and all my lands at the vineyard, or all the farm called the meadow, and the Hollow orchard, so called, being adjacent, and all my land in the East Neck, also my team and tackling, and he is to pay to my executors £100.
All my other lands and meadows on the north and south sides of the Island my executors are to sell to the best advantage, and the money and the £100 that my son Jonathan is to pay is to be divided among my 3 sons, William, Obadiah, and Jacob.
I leave to my daughter, Ann Smith, £5.
To my daughter, Thankful Platt, £3.
To my daughter Susanah a bed and furniture.
Also son Jonathan is to provide fire wood for my wife during her widowhood.
I make my trusty friends, Jonathan Lewis, David Eusco, and Obadiah Smith, executors.
Witnesses, Benijah Jarvis, John Bryan, Samuel Allen.2

Family 1

  • Jonathan Scudder2 d. aft. 1759
  • Obadiah Scudder2 d. aft. 1759
  • Jacob Scudder2 d. aft. 1759
  • Ann Scudder2 d. aft. 1759
  • Thankful Scudder2 d. aft. 1759
  • Susannah Scudder2 d. aft. 1759

Family 2

Elizabeth Smith b. 15 Sep 1714
This person was last edited on25 Apr 2016


  1. [S1989] Frederick Kinsman Smith, The Family of Richard Smith of Smithtown, Long Island: 10 Generations (Smithtown, New York: The Smithtown Historical Society, 1967), 157, further cited as Smith, Family of Richard Smith.
  2. [S1590] William S. Pelletreau, editor, Abstracts of Wills on File in the Surrogates Office, City of New York, 1665-1801 (17 vols., New York: New-York Historical Society, 1892-1908), 5:312-313 (liber 21:319), further cited as Pelletreau, New York Will Abstracts.
  3. [S1989] Smith, Family of Richard Smith, 157-158.