Notes for WILLIAM SCUDDER STRYKER:
Son of Thomas J and Hannah (Scudder) Stryker.
Born: June 6, 1838 in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey.
Died: After 1887 in Unknown.
Married: Helen Boudinot Atterbury in Unknown.
He was educated at the College of New Jersey, graduating there in the year 1858. He commenced the study of law and had nearly completed the course when the war broke out. As stated in "New Jersey in the Rebellion," "he entered the military service of the country in response to the first call for troops. He then assisted in organizing the Fourteenth Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers, and, in February 1863, was ordered to Hilton Head, South Carolina, and made Major and Aide-de-Camp to Major General Gillmore, then in command of the Tenth Army Corps. He particiapted in the capture of Morris Island and the blooody night attack on Fort Wagner. Subsequently he was transferred to the North on account of illness and placed in charge of the Pay Departmentm, United States Army, at Parole Camp, Columbus, Ohio. He was brevetted Lieutenant Colonel for meritorious services during the war, and resigning in June, 1866, was soon after placed upon the Staff of the Executive of New Jersey." On April 12, 1867, he was made Brigadier General and Adjutant General of New Jersey, which position he holds at the present time. He was brevetted Major General for long and meriorious services February 9, 1874. He has compiled officially and published a "Register of Jerseymen in the Revolutionary War," a Record of New Jersey Volunteers in the Civil War," and several works on historical subjects relating to New Jersey. He was made a counsellor-at-law of the State of Ohio in the year 1866; is a member of various historical societies, a Fellow of the American Geographical Society, of the the Royal Historical Society of London, and a member of the Society of the Cincinnati.
Source: Genealogical Record of Strycker Family by William Scudder Stryker, 1887