Some biographical history on Scudder. 1869 and Ephraim Scudder ca. The brothers repaired and constructed houses on the Scudder property in Savannah. Slaves performed much of the labor and, when necessary, the Scudders would hire slaves on a monthly basis, paying their owners for their use.
Ephraim's son, Henry W. Scudder, was involved in newspaper work and was co-publisher of the Daily Republican.
He was also a private in the Johnston Light Infantry of Savannah. In addition to John and Ephraim, the family consisted of Amos Scudder, their father, Amos Picton (a third brother), and sisters: Mary Scudder Maggie, Emily Scudder Marsh, Cate, Sarah, and Cornelia Matilda (Tillie) Scudder. John, Ephraim, Matilda, and Henry lived in Savannah while Emily, Amos Picton, Mary and Cate lived in New Jersey.
During the Civil War , family property in the South was placed in Amos Picton's name to avoid possible confiscation. After the war, John Scudder operated the old Scudder farm but found it impossible to maintain the land as before the war. Consequently, his heirs resorted to the sharecropping-tenancy system prevalent in the South. Amos Picton was killed by a head wound received when he was thrown from a carriage. When you receive your item, PLEASE consider feedback (I will see it) and I will reciprocate feedback at that time.Thank you and good day luck to you! The item "1857 LETTER Savannah GA Georgia LINUS John EPHRAIM SCUDDER slavery CIVIL WAR NYC" is in sale since Tuesday, February 25, 2014. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Postcards & Supplies\Postcards\Topographical Postcards". The seller is "texasjohnnyboy" and is located in Houston, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.