Scudder, John B

Scudder, John B., a Presbyterian minister, was born near Princeton, N.J., June 8,1810. He was the oldest son of Jacob Scudder, M.D. He was graduated at Princeton College in 1830, after which he spent one year in teaching in Virgnia, and then returned to Princeton and entered the Theological Seminary. A failure of health prevented him from completing his theological course, and he went to Holmesville Mass., for its recovery. While there he entered actively in the Sabbath-school and prayer and other religious meetings, making himself generally useful as a Christian. After the restoration of his health he had charge of several Classical schools in Louisiana and at Memphis, Tenn., and also ha Georgia and Florida. The last years of his life were spent in Georgia. Although he was not ordained, he sustained the relation of a lay preacher, and, while engaged as principal of a large school, was much occupied in conducting religious exercises, in distributing religious tracts, and in other earnest and successful efforts to advance the kingdom of Christ in the world. As a colaborer, he was as useful as any in the ministry, and his labors of love were highly appreciated and much blessed. Like Harlan page, his personal efforts brought many into the kingdom who might have been beyond the reach of ministerial influence. On the morning of July 19, 1876, he was suddenly struck down by apoplexy, and, after exclaiming "How blessed a thing it is to be prepared to die !" he breathed his last. (W.P. S,

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