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Amos Scudder was born in Westfield, New Jersey in 1779. He married Phoebe Ross and together they had eleven children. The Scudder family lived in Savannah, yet kept their family farm in Westfield as a summer residence. A bricklayer/mason/architect, Scudder us credited with building many of Savannah's private residences, some of her finest public buildings and many rice mills along the Savannah River and Ogeechee Canal.
Carroll, Shelly, "Amos Scudder: A Yankee in Savannah" (1992). Savannah Biographies. 137.