John and Mary (King) Scudder, 17th Century Pioneers on Long Island

John and Mary (King) Scudder, 17th Century Pioneers on Long Island

To continue the story of John and Mary (King) Scudder of Newtown, Long Island from our Spring 2021 journal issue,[2] articles in this Summer/Fall 2021 issue will share more about this couple’s pioneering activities and about some of their remarkable pioneering posterity who are not generally recognized as Scudders, due to their descent through a female line.

John and Mary (King) Scudder: Religious Nonconformists and Pioneers of Four Towns at Long Island

John and Mary (King) Scudder: Religious Nonconformists and Pioneers of Four Towns at Long Island

It was a time of religious and political turmoil when John Scudder grew up in western Kent, England, between the power centers of British political and ecclesiastical might, at London and Canterbury. John Scudder was the nephew of one of the most widely known Christian authors and reform-minded ministers in England, Rev. Henry Scudder.

Elizabeth Scudder Alburtus, Daughter of John and Mary King Scudder

Elizabeth Scudder Alburtus, Daughter of John and Mary King Scudder

In the sense of being “the first to do a particular thing.” Elizabeth Scudder, the daughter of John Scudder and Mary (King) Scudder, was a “pioneer” among American Scudders when she was the first to marry into a Dutch New Netherland family. Her husband was John2 Alburtus whose parents were Pietro1 Alberti and Judith Jans Manje, documented in New Netherland by 1635 and 1642 respectively

Three Noble Latter-day Saint Utah Pioneer “Foremothers” of Distinction

Three Noble Latter-day Saint Utah Pioneer “Foremothers” of Distinction

During his lifetime, Levi Stewart was blessed with three strong, steadfast, faith-filled wives, so consecrated to God that they were willing to bear the hardships of pioneering not only in new frontier settlements but in pioneering also of a new 19th century religion that they believed was a restoration of Jesus Christ’s ancient Christian church with its spiritual power and authority.

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