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Full text of "History of the Slocums, Slocumbs and Slocombs of America, genealogical and biographical, embracing twelve generations of the first-named family from A.D. 1637 to 1908, with their marriages and descendants in the female lines as far as ascertained"

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Address 

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vi GENERAL INDEX 

Benton Harbor, Berrien Co., Mich 231 

Bradford, Essex Co., Mass 475 

Bradlev Polytechnic, Peoria, 111 426 

Brooklyn Polytechnic, New York 286,410 

Canton, Stark County, Ohio r 3^5 

Cazenovia, Madison Co., N. Y 357. 359, 383 

Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, 111 297 

Claverack, Columbia Co.. N. Y 372 

Cook, Montour Falls, Schuyler Co., N. Y 161, 162 

Convent of the Sacred Heart, Providence, R. 1 354 

Cunston Hall, Washington, D. C 339 

East Greenwich, Kent Co., R. 1 436, 437 

Friends, I'nion Springs, Cayuga Co., N. Y 173. 300, 301, 302 

Geneseo Collegiate, Henry Co., Ill 34^ 

Rowland Collegiate, Union Springs, N. Y i73, 300 

Hudson Classical Institute, Hudson, N. Y 322 

Hunter's School for Boys, Grosse Isle, Mich 439 

Idaho Industrial Institute, Weiser, Idaho i73 

Kemper Hall, Kenosha, Wisconsin 34^ 

Lake Forest, Lake Co., Illinois 290 

Lowville, Lewis County. N. Y ) 359, 433 

Lycee Condorcet, Paris, France 354 

Lycee Racine, Paris, France 3 54 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston 49^ 

Mount Carroll, Mt. Carroll. Ill 324 

New England Conservatory of Music 3°° 

Newton I'heolog'cal Institute, Newton, Mass 161, 479, 480 

Northwestern Military Academy, Highland Park, 111 289 

Oakwood Seminary, t^nion Springs, N. Y 300 

Pasteur Institute, Paris, France 354 

Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N. H 474 

Pompev Academy, Onondaga Co., N. Y 373 

Pratt institute, Brooklyn, Nev? York 33^ 

Putnam Academy, Zanesville, Ohio 3^6 

Raisin Valley Institute, Michigan 247 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y 188, 321, 330 

Rve Seminarv,' Westchester Co., N. Y 416 

St. Bonaventure's Seminary, Theological, Allegany, N. Y 512 

St. Katherin's, Davenport, Iowa 34^ 

St. Mary's, Raleigh, North Carolina 339 

Sans Soiici Seminary, Ballston Spa, N. Y 324 

Shady Side Academy, Pittsburg, Pa • 339 

Sheldon's Seminary, Utica, N. Y 316 

Starkey Seminarv, Lakemont, Yates Co., N. Y 433 

Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, N. J 37^ 

Toledo Industrial. Toledo, Ohio 432 

Troy Female Seminary, Troy, N. Y 184, 316, 319, 320, 323, 324 

United States Military Academy, West Point, N. Y 313, 373. 378 

United States Naval Academy, Aniiapolis, Md 283 

Ursuline Academy. Cleveland, Ohio 402 

Weiser Academy, Weiser, Idaho i73 

^Vheatnn, Norton, Massachusetts 289 

Schools; Normal: 

Aberdeen, South Dakota 87 

Albany, New York 349, 355. 383 

Charleston. Illinois, Eastern 425 

Dillon, Montana 5i4, 5^5 

Emporia, Kansas 360 

Iowa 348 



GENERAL INDEX vii 

Lebanon, Ohio, National 155, 4.37 

Mankato, Minnesota 279 

New Britain, Connecticut 474 

New Jersey 299 

New York City 4.76 

Normal, Illinois 425 

Owego, New York 401 

Philadelphia, Pa., Girls 471 

Truro, Nova Scotia 479 

Western, Lincoln, Nebraska 277 

Whitewater, Wisconsin 338, 339 

Ypsilanti, Michigan 280 

Schools ; Colleges : 

Adrian, Michigan 247 

Albany Medical, Albany, New York 436 

Albion, Michigan 247', 249 

Alma, Michigan 231' 

Amherst, Massachusetts 405-407, 476 

Ashland, Ohio 366, 367 

Baltimore Dental, Maryland 433 

Brasenose, Oxford, England i, 2, 3 

Buchtel, Akron, Ohio 144 

Buffalo Pharmacy, Buffalo, New York 486 

Castleton Medical, Vermont 344, 404 

Chicago Homeopathic, Illinois 267 

Christ Church, Oxford, England 3 

Cleveland Physicians and Surgeons, Ohio 431 

Colby, Waterville, Maine 480 

Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colo 407 

Columbus Medical, Ohio 398 

Cooper Medical, San Francisco, Calif 285 

Cornell, Mount Vernon, Iowa 448 

Defiance, Ohio 427, 430, 431 

Detroit Medical, Michigan 436 

Hahneman Medical, Chicago, 111 267, 341 

Hamilton, Clinton, New York 322, 330 

Haverford, Pennsylvania 304 

Hedding, Abingdon, Illinois, 448 

Hillsdale, Michigan 230 

Hiram, Portage County, Ohio 287 

Iowa, Grinnell, Iowa 476 

Jefferson, Philadelphia, Pa 427, 477 

Kalamazoo, Michigan 491^ 

Kenyon, Gambier, Ohio 365 

Knox, Galesburg, Illinois 480 

Long Island Medical, Brooklyn, N. Y 334, 370 

Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio 47° 

Miami Medical, Cincinnati, 90 

Michigan Agricultural, Lansing, Mich 297, 404 

Michigan Homeopathic, Detroit, Mich 267 

Mount Holyoke, South Hadley, Mass 474- 4^9 

North Dakota Agricultural College, N. D m 

Oberlin, Lorain County. Ohio 143, 144. 230, 231, 407 

Olivet. Eaton County. Michigan 230, 231 

Philadelphia Dental, Pa 107 

Philadelphia Homeopathic, Pa 262 

Philadelphia Pharmacy, Pa 339 

Philadelphia Polyclinic, Pa. _ 291 

Physicians and Surgeons, Chicago, 111 448 



VIU GENERAL INDEX 

Physicians and Surgeons, Indianapolis, Ind 154 

Physicians and Surgeons, New York City 165, 352, 423, 427 

Rhode Island Agricultural, R. 1 436 

St. Bonaventure, Allegany, New York 512 

Tennessee Medical, Knoxville, Tenn 261 

Trinity, Oxford, England 5 

Vassar, Poughkeepsie, New York 405, 475 

Wabash, Crawfordsville, Indiana 426 

Wadham, Oxford, England 4 

Wellesley, Norfolk Co., Mass 357, 418 

Western for Women, Oxford, Butler Co., Ohio 283 

Williams, Williamstown, Mass 139, 146 

Woman's Medical, Chicago, 111 432 

Woman's Medical, Philad€lphia, Pa 478 

Schools; Universities: 

Berlin, Germany 475 

Boston, Massachusetts 249, 466 

Brown, Providence, Rhode Island 51, 161, 369, 466, 469 

Buffalo, New York 439, 486 

Central of Kentucky 421 

Chicago, Illinois 421, 426, 478, 491^ 

Cincinnati, Ohio 293 

Clark, Worcester, Massachusetts 293 

Colgate, Hamilton, New York 161 

Columbia, New York City 45, 143^, 165, 296, 352, 408, 423, 427, 469 

Cornell, Ithaca, New York 375, 511 

Dennison, Granville, Licking Co., Ohio 261, 262 

Edingburgh, Scotland 90 

Grant, Athens, Tennessee 244 

Harvard, Cambridge, Mass 6, 159, 304, 351, 425, 437, 475, 511 

Illinois, Urbana no, iii, 293, 448" 

Illinois Wesleyan, Bloomington, 111 423 

Iowa, Iowa City, Johnson Co., la 346, 347", 348 

Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Md 259, 406 

Louisville, Kentucky 504 

Louisiana, New Orleans 504 

Madison, see Colgate. 

Maryland, Baltimore 279, 433 

Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., 173, 271, 287, 297, 301, 332, 341, 416, 

423, 440, 470 

Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebr 407, 421 

North Carolina, Chapel Hill 444 

Northwestern, ICvanston, Illinois 166, 430, 432 

Ohio State, Columbus, 478 

Ohio Wesleyan, Delaware, Ohio 269, 428, 430 

Oxford, England 1-5 

Paris, France 354 

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. 262, 291, 298, 351^ 356, 423, 427, 441 

Princeton, Mercer Co., New Jersey 408, 441 

R(chester, New York 259, 375, 376, 466, 490 

Syracuse, New York 373, 374, 486 

Strassburg, Germany 339 

Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn 261 

Union, Schenectady, New York 146, 293, 436, 439 

Vermont, Burlington, Vt 304 

Vienna, Austria 7 

Virginia, Charlottesville, Va 421 

Weslevnn, Middletown, Connecticut 239, 240" 

Wisconsin, Madison, Wis 421 



GENERAL INDEX ix 

Yale, New Haven, Conn 258, 396, 417, 475= 

Zurich, Switzerland -y, 

Slavetrade, Efforts to Stop Foreign 503 

Slocombe Coat of Arms , 

Immigrations From England to America 5, 6, 7, 8 

Name in England in i6th and 17th Centuries i] 2] 3I 4 

Origin of the Surname j 

Owners of Land in England in 1873 g 

Settlement of, In Georgia, 26; Maryland, 497; New England, 9, 37, 

452; North Carolina, 12; Pennsylvania, 190, 498; Virginia 500 

Slocombs of America 452-479, 497-510 

Slocombes of America 5-8^ 497-500, 510 

Slocums of America 9-442, 454-462, 479-490, 496, 511 

Slocumbs of America 24-37, 442-452, 491-494 

Slocum, Anthony', A First Purchaser of Cohannet, N. P 9 

A Lord Deputy Proprietor Province of Carolina 12-14 

Date of Birth, Evidence of ij. 

Lands of in New Plymouth, and Carolina 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 

Letter from After Leaving New Plymouth 17 

The First Immigrant to America 5, 9 

Slocum Fort, New York City igg^ ^9$ 

Slocumb Creek, Neuse River, North Carolina 23 

Slocumb Fort, Illinois 4^5 

Slocumb Prairie, White County, Illinois 492 

Slocum, Frances the Captive 189 

Capture of at present VVilkes-Barre, Pa 190 

Continued Search for 190-193 

Discovery of 57 years after Capture 193 

Visited by Two Brothers and a Sister 197-200 

Visited by a Brother and Two Nieces 201 

Monument Erected at her Grave 209 

Playground for Children at Site of Capture 228 

Publications Regarding Her 229 

Tablets at Site of Capture 227 

Slocum Grove Village, Muskegon Co., Mich., 445 

Slocum Gulf, Herkimer County, New York 113 

Slocum, Gen. Henry W., Sketch of 377, 378, 383 

As Disciplinarian of Subordinate Officers 384 

As Commander of District of Vicksburg 387 

As Commander of Dept. of The Mississippi 392, 516 

At Atlanta, On the March to The Sea 388 

At Savannah, Georgia 388 

At Bentonville, the Last Battle of Civil War 390-392 

Efforts to Prevent undue Destruction of Property 391 

His Army Dibsanded at Washington 392 

His Success in Private Business 393 

His Work as Congressman 393 

Injunction at Council of War, Gettysburg 378 

The Date of his Death, April 14, 1894. 

Tokens of Remembrance ._^ 394-396 

Slocum Hill, Susquehanna Co., Pa 455, 460, 462 

Slocum Island, Detroit River, Michigan 441 

Slocum Lectures, University of Michigan 440 

Slocum Library, Ohio Wesleyan University 428, 430 

Slocum Library, Nat. Sci. and Historical Collections 430 

Slocums Neck of Land, Dartmouth, Mass 11 

Slocum, Edwin Arnold, Post G. A. R., Fairport, N. Y., see Fam. 475, 

Vol. I 

Slocum, Henry W., Post No. 28, G. A. R., Brooklyn, New York 



X GENERAL INDEX 

Slocum Post, Grand Arm\- of the Republic, Named in Honor of Col. 

John S. Slocum, Vol. 1 446 

Slocomb Postoffice, Geneva County, Alabama 

Slocomb Postoflice, Saline County, Arkansas 

Slocum Postothce, Muskegon County, Michigan 440 

Slocum PostotKce, Washington County, Rhode Island 162 

Slocum Postoffice, McPherson Co., South Dakota. Office Discontinued 

late in 1907, and Mail Distributed at Count)' Seat, Leola 87 

Slocum Post.irtice, Anderson County, Texas 

Slocumh Postoffice, Jones Co., Georgia 30, 31, 35 

' Slocum Regis ' Should be Written Salcombe Regis 4 

Slocums River, Dartmouth, Massachusetts 11 

Slocum-Sage, Margaret Olivia, New York City 183 

Early Benefactions 188 

Foundation for Improvement of Social Conditions 187 

Slocum Station, Scioto County, Ohio 295 

Slocumville, Jefferson County, New York 172 

Society of. Blue and Gray Veterans Union, Mobile, Ala 508, 509 

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers 237 

Cincinnati, Of the 57 

Colonial Wars 323. 44^ 

Daughters of the Revolution 322, 478 

Mayflower Descendants 88, 189, 254, 476 

National Blacksmiths' Union 145 

Railroad Telegraphers, Order of 235 

Sons of the Revolution 323, 431 

War: Civil, of 1861-1865, See numerous Fams. Vols. I and II. 

Colonial 452, 453. 454 

Of 1812 42, 132, 266, 445 

Of the Revolution, 26, 38, 39, 42, 55, 63, 64, 66, loi, 106, 245, 347, 444, 

445'. 454, 498 
With Mexico, 1846, 1847, See Volume I. 
Whipping Post, Pillory and Stone, Brought from London to Maryland.. 497 

Will of Anthony* Slocum, North Carolina 15, 16 

CJeorge* Slocombe, Maryland 49^ 

John* Slncum, North Carolina 21 

John* Slocumb, North Carolina 23 

Joseph^ Slocumb, North Carolina 23 

Josias^ Slocum, North Carolina 22 

Robert C Slocombe, .'\tTomac, Virginia 500 

Samuef Slocum, North Carolina 19 

Samuel Bannister* Slocomb, New Orleans 504 

Thomas Slocombe, Bristol, England _,_ 2 

William^ Slocomb, Accomac, Virginia 503 



ILLUSTRATIONS 

Anchor Forge, The Original Iron Works, Facing Page lo 

Ashman, Mrs. Charlotte Slocum 425 

Bennett, George Slocum 239 

Bigelow, Mrs. Lydia Pierce 420 

Bnndy, Camillus and Family 224, 225 

Bondy, Judson C. and Family 225 

Dartmouth Village, Massachusetts 11 

Davenport, Rev. William W. and Wife 349 

Davenport, Dr. Isaac Burnett 35^ 

Davenport, do. and Family 354 



GENERAL INDEX xi 

Edenton, North Carolina, Five Views of 13 

Friends Meeting House, Apponegansett, Mass 12 

Hill, Mrs. Rhoda Ann Slocum 310 

Le Fevre, Mrs. Mai Slocum ^^^ 

Lewis, Mrs. Julia E. Slocum 356 

Mississinewa Valley, Indiana 205 

Portsmouth Township, Rhode Island, Landscape 12 

Sage, Mrs. Margaret Olivia igy 

Sage, Russell ig6 

Slocomb, Charles Fiske ^.82 

Slocum, Captain Caleb Wright 34.3 

Captain Ebenezer ^.i 

Dr. Charles Elihu ^.27 

Library of 428 

Library, Ohio Wesleyan University 429 

Hon. Elliot Truax 439 

Frances, The Captive, and Daughters 204 

Monument, and Her Descendants 224, 225 

Dr. Frank Ernest 433 

Fred 309 

Giles Bryan 415 

Harry S. 359 

Hiram, Australia 310 

General Henry Warner, 377 

Equestrian Statue of, Brooklyn, N. Y 395 

Equestrian Statue of, Gettysburg, Pa 394 

Hon. Humphrey Elias 358 

James 310 

Jeremiah Fred 359 

Rev. Joel Byron 480 

Dr. John Caleb 422 

John Newton 432 

Joseph ■ ■ . . 310 

Col. Joseph Jermain 313 

Captain Joshua 482 

Mrs. Olivia Jocelyn 88 

General Willard 365 

William Albert 410 

William Henry 285 

William Wanton 310 

William W., Graytown, Victoria, Australia 182 

Slocumb, James Walker 35 

Slocums River, Dartmouth, Massachusetts 11 

Taunton Green, 1786, Taunton, Mass 10 

Taunton Green, 1907, Taunton, Mass 11 

Tiverton Township, Rhode Island, Landscape 12 

Wilcox, Hon. Robert William, Honolulu 177 



PREFAS 

This buk* iz suplementari to a buk with the sam titl publisht bi 
the riter ov this in the yer 1882 in Syracuse, New York, and 
Defiance, Ohio. 

The subjekt-mater ov this Volum II haz bin kald forth bi the 
influens ov Volum I, and bi al the varid menz hwich produst Vol- 
um I, such az korespondens, personal vizits to diferent komunitiz, 
and serching and reserching rekords ov al kinds; hwich eforts hav 
okupid a konsiderabl part ov the riter's vakashons from hiz egzakt- 
ing profeshon during the twenti-fiv yerz hwich hav elapst sins the 
begining ov the distribushon ov Volum I. 

During the last fu 3^erz thar hav bin revival and ekstenshon ov 
interest in old rekords. This interest haz pervaded meni familiz, 
evri Stat, and meni depozitoriz; and much ov valu regarding old 
familiz, and the erli histori ov the Koloniz and Stats haz bin brot 
to lit, and sum ov the data haz bin publisht. At the kapitol ov nerli 
evri wun ov the older Stats trand forses ar at werk reparing old, 
worn, torn and utherwaz mor or les bedimd rekords, or transkribing 
them az fuli az posibl. The riter haz sat to kep informd regard- 
ing the progres ov this werk, bi reding the publisht akounts, and 
viziting thoz engajd in it — having, just previus to giving hiz manu- 

*It aperz to the riter that no apoloji iz nesesari for the speling uzd in the 
ferst part ov this buk. For meni yerz he haz favord such chanj and woz, 
tharfor, redi to sin the rekwest to adopt the rekomendashon ov the Simpli- 
fid Speling Bord ov Nu York, and to do mor; to favor the rulz rekomended 
bi the Filolojikai Sosieti ov Lundun, Ingiand, and thoz ov the Amerikan 
Filolojikal Asosiashon. Thez rulz, houever, hav not bin fuli, or regularii, 
obzervd in this buk; but it iz that that enuf simplifikashon iz iizd to konvins 
the averaj reder ov the dezirabiliti for mor; also that adherens to the s6- 
kald 'iiistorikal orthografi iz onii a konseshon to the weknes ov prejudis." 
In no korekt sens kan the prezent uzual speling ov Inglish be kald orthog- 
rafi. (Jrthografi iz nesesarili fonetik ; and but fu adishons ov sound-indika- 
torz to the alfabet ar nesesari for this dezlrabl rezult, werk for the kom- 
sumashon ov hwich haz bin wel-advanst bi the sosietiz namd abuv. 

Much ov this buk woz ritn several yerz ago in the uzual speling. The 
most ov it iz printed az then ritn, the dezir prevaling not to postpon the 
jirintirig for its re-riting — and, probabli, the lesn ov it wil best be in- 
kulkated in its prezent form. 

Redcrz deziring to konsult uniformli simplifid speling, wud do wel 
to refer to the werdz in parenthesis folding thoz ov the uzual speling in the 
Senturi Dikshonari. 

Ekserpts from old ritings ar her givn in the speling thar found. 



PREFAS XIU 

skript for this buk to the printer, reternd with adishonal data for 
it from anuther tor and egzaminashon ov the rekords in diferent 
suthern and estern Stats. The end ov such werk iz not yet in sit 
in Amerika; and It iz being kontinud in Grat Britan and uther 
kuntriz with renud interest and vigor. Sum ov the rezults ov such 
werk iz found on pajez i to 5 ov this buk. Undoutedli much ov 
both speshal and jeneral interest and valu wil yet be found and 
publisht, in adishon to the meni resent publikashons ov this kar- 
akter. To much shud not be ekspekted, houever, from thoz eforts, 
az skant rekords, if eni, wer kept in meni plases; and in uther 
plases the rekords, both publik and privat, kept for a tim wer aksi- 
dentali destroid hi fir or neglekt, az okazhonali menshond in this 
buk, 

Al skechez and familiz in Volum I hwich rekwir no revizhon, 
and kud not be enlarjd from data sins gatherd, iir not menshond in 
this Volum II. Desendants in sum linz hav persisted in with- 
holding al rekords and reports. The rekords ov meni familiz, hou- 
ever, hav bin kompleted in this Voliam. It haz bin the ernest dezir 
ov the riter, kontinud thru a jenerashon or longer, to mak this werk 
az komplet az posibi — giving to evri person az komplet rekord az 
the report, and obtanabl data, hav mad praktikabl. 

The riter ekspresez thanks to thoz in charj ov the larj librariz 
in the est, Stat and uther, also to thoz ov the librariz in Chicago; 
and to the kustodians ov the arkivs ov diferent Stats; also to thoz 
ov kounty and mor lokal rekords, for thar kertesi shon in fasilitat- 
ing hiz egzaminashon ov thar kolekshons. Meni individuals ov 
familiz rekorded on sukseding pajez, wil find tharin the riter's 
aknolejment ov thar praktikal interest in hiz werk. 

The jeneral konfermashon thruout this Volum II or Volum I, 
is veri gratifiing to the riter. Komparison ov the to Volums, famili 
with famili, hwil her shoing material adishons in varius waz, wil 
sho komparativli fu korekshons ov the kontents ov Voliam I. 

A werk ov this karakter pozesez, or shud pozes to evri person and 
partikularli to thoz ov and thoz alid with the nam, several distinkt 
feturz ov interest and valu. This interest shud not be jenealojikal 
alon, or alon historikal, or sosiolojikal, or edukashonal; but thar 
shud be interest in ech and al ov thez feturz. 

To thoz persons, if eni, ho ma think thar iz herin an unde- 
zirabl monotoni ov nams, dats, okupashons, etc., it ma be wel to 



XIV PREFAS 

sujest that evn tharin egzist feturz ov interest to utherz — speshal 
Interest to thoz klosli related to them ; to thoz statistikall inklind ; 
valuabl sujcschon to thoz ho nc<2;lekt such rekord at hdm ; and nuth- 
ing eskaps the notis ov the sosiolojist. 

A student ov jenealoji and alid subjekts for meni yerz shud be 
prepard, and entitld, to mak sujeschons ov importans regarding 
nams and the naming ov children. Thoz nams shud be chozn that 
ar not ezili chanjd, and that redili indikat the seks- Short nams 
ar preferabl. The nam shud not be chozn for the child alon, but 
for lis thruout adult lif. A pet nam or niknam shud not be per- 
mited enihwar, at eni tim. A nam to be ov valu, az al nams 6t to 
be, shud be such az to komand respekt, and the child, ech member 
ov the famili, and uthers, shud respekt it in its regiilar form at al 
timz. But wun nam shud be givn a child ; and it shud alwaz be 
ritn in ful, or so that it wil redili sho hwot the ful nam iz. 

Hwen konsulting the Indeksez ov thez Volijmz and the nam de- 
zird iz not redili found, it iz vvel to bar in mind that persons kris- 
end Avith to or mor nams ma hav bin reported with the les komon 
wun, or in transpozd form puting them amung the Cs instcd ov the 
Ws, etc., or woz reported with niknam. Meni familiz ho formerli 
rot thar sernam Slocomb, or Slocumb, jir nou riting it Slocum, and 
posibli sum ov thez nams hav bekum mikst in indeksing. 

The form ov aranjment and tretment ov familiz in Voliim I haz 
bin preservd in this Volum II, with the adishon ov the Parent Num- 
ber after ech Famili Number, thus ading to the konveniens ov bak 
referens to both Voliims. Famili Numberz in parenthesis her refer 
onli to Volum I. After konsulting meni jenealojik buks with divers 
aranjments, it is yet bolcvd bi the riter that this aranjment iz both 
the simplest and the most komprehensiv. 

For thoz desendants from the erlier familiz ho dezir to join 
Kolonial sosietez, prof ov elijibiliti iz abundant. Referens to sorses 
ov informashon for servis in war iz okazhonali givn for the benefit 
ov thoz dcziring to join the patriotik sosietez; but the aplikant shud 
konsult publikashons, or rckords, of the Stat in hwich the soljer 
enlisted. 

This Voliim shoz gratifiing advans in the ediikashonal status ov 
thoz ov the nam sins the publikashon ov Volum I in 1882. The 
number ov techerz in the Publik Skolz haz bin larj from erli timz; 
and the number in this onorabl servis haz bin inkresing, with ad- 



PREFAS XV 

vansing grads. The number ov kolej profesors haz also inkrest; 
and to flurishing kolejez hav for several yerz bin abli ofiserd bi 
prezidents ov the nam. The uther lernd profeshons ar also wel 
represented. But fu hav kontinud in politiks. 

The riter regrets that mor detald reports wer not jenerali resevd 
regarding the edukashon ov the children in the hom, the skol, and 
the cherch. Obzervashons sho, her az elshwar panfuli, kontinud 
neglekt ov sum parents in the erli and kontinuus edukashon ov the 
children into gud habits ov thot and akshon, necesari to thar futur 
konforming to the tenets ov thar erli Amerikan forbars, and to 
thar living tru to the prinsipls nesesari for the advansment in sivili- 
zashon. Grat oportunitiz and achevments awat aktiv, ernest livs 
thus wel establisht. 

The riters jenealojik werk iz finisht. Hiz remaning strength and 
tim ar komited to uther werk hwich, he hops, ma be mor produktiv 
in varius waz than hav hiz eforts in this lin. 

Defians, Ohio, Desember 30, 1907. 



It is among the foremost duties of every person not 
only to maintain in his, or her, life the nobility in the 
character of the parents, but to improve upon and add to 
this nobility as much as possible by the best, and per- 
sistent, efforts. 



INTRODUCTORY 



The Orijin* of the Surname Slocombe^ Slocum, etc., iz ov 
local karakter, coming from the location ov an early setler at the 
Combe in southwestern England coverd by luxuriant growth ov the 
Sloe (wild plum) trees; hence John at the Slocombe, etc. This sur- 
name haz a wider ranj ov spelings in America than in England, 
twenty or mor forms having been gatherd here by the writer. The 
form Slocum haz been continuus from the time ov Anthony^ in New 
England and westward. See Volume I ; and Skech I in this Volume. 



The Name in England 



The foloing names ov Slocombes in England previus to, and near 
the time ov, the coming ov the first recorded imigrant to America, hav 
been found in addition to thoz given in Volume I, in Parish Regis- 
ters; Wils in the Prerogativ Court ov Chancery and other; in the 
Matriculation and Alumni records ov Oxford University, etc., etc.; 
and ar here aranjd kronolojikaly, with the name ov the parish, or ad- 
dres ov the person ; and their names as ther speld, viz : 

A. D. 1533, October 4. Joh. Slocombe witnest the Wil ov Rich. Holcumbe 
ov the town ov Dunster, Somerset. 

1534, November 17. John Slocum died at Taunton, Somerset. "In cim. 
beatorum P. et P. — Well, ijf^ — ffraternitatibus summe crucis at sancti sepulchri 
in eccl. dive M. Magd. xvjd." 

1558, April 19. David Slocom marid Margery, youngest child ov John 
Harp. Parish ov Berry Narbor. 

1558, November 19. Joan, daughter ov George Slocombe, and Alice Slo- 
combe, namd in Wil ov Humphrey Blake, Gent, ov Overstowey, Somerset. 

1564, February 7. Henry Slocum (spelt in another place az Sloocume) waz 
graduated B.A. at Brasenose College, and M.A. 12 July, 1567. He suppli- 

* Authority for the simplified and korekted speling here givn, and much 
mor, iz found in the rekomendashon ov The Filolojikal Sosiety ov London and 
The American Filolojikal Assosiashon. See, also, The Century Dikshonary; 
and The Prefas to this Book. The writer, however, will not folo the ful 
rekomendashon until a fu akseptabl fonetik karakterz ar aded to the alfabet. 

(2) 



2 THE SLOCUMS, SLOCUMBS, AND SLOCOMBS, OF AMERICA 

cated i6 July, 1572, for license to preach; B.D. supplicated October, 1573; 
rector ov Nettlecombe 1570, 1579, ov Sampford-Bret 1573-78; ov Streat with 
Walton 1578, all in Somerset; canon ov Wells Cathedral 1574 until his death 
in 1579. He waz father ov Gilbert; see 1596.* 

1568, November 8. Thomas Ungells marid Alson Slowcum in Barnstaple 
Parish, County Devon. 

1569, February 26. Thomas Slocombe, or his estat, waz patron ov a church 
living in Somerset, ov which Henry Slocomb waz Incumbent; see 1564. 

1572, February 7. Thomas, son ov Nycolles Slocome, waz baptizd in Barn- 
staple Parish, Devon. 

1572. Cuthbert Slowcomb (and Slocum) Bristowe. Wil. 

1572, August 13. Nvcholas Slocome and Jone Heyne, marid in Barnstaple, 
Devonshire. 

1574. Henry Slocomb waz appointed Prebendary ov Wells Cathedral, 
Somerset, t See 1564. 

1575, June 24. James, son ov Nycholas Slocombe, waz baptizd in Barn- 
staple. 

1577, Aug. 31, Katheryne, dau. ov Nycholas Slocombe, bap. in Barnstaple. 

1577- James Slowcomb ov Nether Stowey, Somerset. Wil. 

1580, Feb. 16. John, son ov Nycholas Slocomb, bap. Barnstaple. 

1580, Nov. 18. The Wil ov Richard Langford, merchant, ov Bristol, Som- 
erset, reads in part that "M^^ Thomas Slocumbe nowe Maio^ of Bristowe my 
father in Lawe [and others namd] to be overseer and have forty shillings 
apiece." . . 

1584, March 17. The Wil ov William Shuttleworth ov Bristol, reads in 
part that "Mr Thomas Slocombe alderman [and others] to be overseers and 
have xxs apiece." . . 

1584, June 24, Mathew Frayse and Johan Slocombe wer marid in Barn- 
staple. 

1584, March 7. George, son ov Nicholas Slocombe, bap. Barnstaple. 

1586, June 22. The Wil ov Thomas Slocombe, alderman ov the 'Citty of 
Bristoir . . expreses his dezir to be burid 'in St. Nicholas Crowd.' Gave 
to his daughter Elizabeth Rowland £60 and to each ov her daus. Julian and 
Sarah Rowland £20; to his dau. Bridget Chester £60 and to her children 
James, Mary, Elizabeth, and Bridget Chester <£io apiece; to his dau. Joa Dyd- 
myster £40 and to her 'fyve sonnes' Thomas, Richard, Edward, Henry and 

£100 apiece, and to her dau. Bridget Dydmister <£io; to "my sonne John 

Slocombe jEioo also to him and his legimate heirs male, after death of wife 
Elizabeth, three tenements in Broademead in S* James p'ishe in Bristoll and 
a house in S* Nicholas street in the occupation of M^ John Robertes." If 
John should die with certain conditions this property to go to Gilbert 'son of 
my sonn Henry Slocombe and his yssue males.' To Thomas, John, and 
Elizabeth Slocombe, the thre children ov his son John, £10 apiece at the aj 
ov 21 years or at their marij. To Gilbert Slocombe befor namd £10 also 

•From Alumni Oxoniens'ts, A. D. 1500 to 1714. 

+ From Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae; or Calendar of the Principal Dignita- 
ries in England. 



THE NAME IN ENGLAND 3 

"I Confesse I owe him £20.' Also legases "to John sonne of my brother John 
Slocombe deceassed. . . to the p'she of Willscombe and the poor of the 
p'ishe of Huyshe Chamflower; to each of twelve poor men in Bristol a gown, 
a cap, and four pence in money; to each of twelve poor women in Bristol a 
fryse gowne also a kerchewe and fower pence." His wife Elizabeth waz to 
be executrix and to hav the residu ov the estat after paying several other 
minor legases; and 'M^" John Browne alderman to be overseer and have ,£3 
toward A gowne and an Angelett? This Wil waz provd 2 December, 1586. 
1586, Oct. 3. George Slocome and Angnis Littelljohne marid in Barnstaple, 
Devonshire. 

1586, Oct. 20. Robert Slocombe and Elizabeth Blake marid in Parish ov 
Overstowey, Somerset. 

1587. David Slocumbe (and Sclocombe) ov Wivelescome . . Heath- 
field, Stogumber, Somerset. Wil. 

1591. Elizabeth, widow ov Thomas Slocombe 1586. Wil. 

1593, April 19. John Knight and Bridgett Slocombe marid in Barrow 
Gurney Parish, Somersetshire. 

1596, Jan. 29. Alse Slocombe burid in Almes Lane, Barnstaple. 

1596, July 8. Antoyne Courtyce and Jane Slocombe wer marid in Barn- 
staple, Devonshire. 

1596, August 6. Gilbert Slocombe ov Somerset, canonici fil. Christ, Oxford 
University; matriculated, age 20. B.A. 20 Oct., 1597. M.A. 4 June, 1600. 
Son ov Henry, see 1564. 

1598, Dec. 15. Angnis, dau. ov Walter Slocombe ov Byshopes [Bishops] 
Tawton, baptizd, Barnstaple, Devon. 

1600. George Slocombe ov St. Decuns, Somerset. Wil. 

i6oi, Jan. 25. Nycholas Flaye and Katherine Slocombe wer marid in Barn- 
staple Parish, Devon. 

1601, Jan. 31. Nycholas, son ov Thomas Slocombe bap. Barnstaple. 
i6oi. May 8. John Slocombe B.A. Brasenose College, Oxford Universit>'. 

Determined 1 601-2. 

1601, June 18. Thorn. Slocombe and Eme Budd m. Barnstaple. 
1604, Jan. 19. Marye, dau. ov Thomas Slocombe bap. Barnstaple. 

1604, March 27. Rycharde Berrye Slocombe bur. Barnstaple. 

1605, March 18. Nycholas Slocombe burid in Barnstaple. 

1606, Dec. 4. John Slocombe and Thamsyn Juell m. Barnstaple. 

1606, Dec. 5. John, son ov Thomas Slocombe, bap. in Barnstaple. 

1607, March 6. John Slocombe burid in Barnstaple, Devon. 

1607, Oct. 24. John, son ov Thomas Slocombe, bur. Barnstaple. 

1608, July 23. Anne Slocombe Henman, daughter ov William Henman ov 
Netherbury, Dorsetshire. Admin. 

1609, April 9. Martha, ov Thomas Slocombe, bap. Barnstaple. 

1609, April 16. Martha, ov Thomas Slocombe, bur. Barnstaple. 

1 610, Aug. II. George, ov John Slocombe, baptizd, Barnstaple. 

1612, May 3. John, ov Thomas Slocombe, bap. Barnstaple. 
i6i2, Aug. 3. George Slocombe bur. Barnstaple, Devon. 

1613, Nov. 7. John, ov John Slocombe, bap. in Barnstaple. 



4 THE SLOCUMS, SLOCUMBS, AND SLOCOMBS, OF AMERICA 

1613, Dec. i8. John, ov John Slocombe, bur. Barnstaple. 
1615, June 18. John, ov John Slocombe, bap. in Barnstaple. 
1617, Feb. 24. Johane Slocombe, widow, bur. in Barnstaple. 
1620, Jan. 13. Robert Slowcombe and Elizabeth Nation marid in Over- 
stowey, Somersetshire. 

1620, John Lande ov Tiverton, County Devon, marid Maude, dau. ov Davy 
Slocombe, ov Wilscombe, County Somerset. From the Herald's original Visi- 
tation ov Devonshire. Harleian MS. 1163. 

1621, Jan. 19. Agnes, dau. ov John Slocombe, bap. in Barnstaple. 

1622, March 28. Agnes, dau. John Slocombe, bur. in Barnstaple. 

1622, June 17. Robert Slocombe and Alice Grane marid in Overstowey 
Parish, Somerset. 

1622, Aug. 12. Thomas Slocombe bur. in Barnstaple, Devon. 

1623, May 4. Joan, dau. John Slocombe, bap. Barnstaple. 

1623, Oct. 31. Thomas Slocumbe and Grace Bearde m. in Overstowey 
Parish, Somersetshire. 

1623, Oct. 31. Edward Hare and Susan Slocombe marid in Overstowey 
Parish, Somersetshire. 

1624, Aug. 14. Arthur Slocombe and Agnes Bird m. in Barnstaple Parish, 
Devonshire. 

1625, July 31. Samuel, son ov John Slocombe, bap. in Barnstaple. 

1626, April 2. Mary, dau. Ellinor Slocombe bur. Barnstaple. 

1627, Oct. 18. Christopher Slocombe and Agnes Kempland marid in the 
Parish ov Barnstaple, Devonshire. 

1629-1818. In The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestonjon, Mass., 'Slo- 
cum Regis' Parish, Devon, England, should hav been printed Salcombe Regis. 

1629, Oct. 30. Humphrey Slocombe, pleb., son ov Richard ov St. Decumans, 
Somerset, matriculated in Wadham College, Oxford Univ., aged 17. He waz 
graduated B.A. at Hart Hall 24 Jan., 1631; and M.A. 9 June, 1635. 

1630, Nov. 15. Wil ov David Slocombe ov Wilton, Somerset, provd by his 
brother John Slocombe. 

1630, Nov. 16. Wil ov Thomas Slocombe, gent., ov Eastcot, Parish ov 
Stogumber, Somersetshire, provd by 'relict Elizabeth.' 

1631, Jan. 28. Hugh Slocombe and Margaret Kempthorne wer marid in 
Barnstaple, Devonshire. 

1634, October 27. George Slocombe and Dorothie Vellacott wer marid in 
Barnstaple, Devon. 

1635, Dec. 20. Elizabeth, daughter ov George Slocombe, was baptizd in 
Barnstaple, Devonshire. 

1636, May 22. Roger Slocombe and Ann Culley wer marid in Long Sutton 
Parish, Somersetshire. 

1638, April 23. John Slocombe and Rawlyn Herder wer marid in Barn- 
staple, Devonshire. 

1639, Jan. 14. Mary, dau. ov George Slocombe bap. Barnstaple. 

1640, February 10. Richard Slocombe ov Parish St. Decumans, Somerset, 
Wil provd by dau. Mary, wife ov John Cridlgnd. 



THE NAME IN ENGLAND 5 

1641, June 21. Roger Slocombe and Elizabeth Ellery wer marid in Long 
Sutton Parish, County Somerset. 

1642, Jan. 30. — Child ov George Slocombe* bur. in Barnstaple. 

1651, February 7. The Wil ov Aldred Bickham, clothier, ov Old Cleeve 
Parish, County Somerset, among other legases, givs 'my brother in law Hugh 
Slocombe 20s yearly.' 

1666, Dec. 26. David Slocombe et Joh. Pratt, gentlemen, wer custodians 
ov a 'church living' (rector's salary) in the Archdeaconry ov Taunton, Somer- 
setshire. 

1671, Nov. II. David Slocombe, gent., ajd 19, son ov David ov Bishops 
Liddiard, Somerset, matriculated in Trinity College, Oxford University. 



Coat ov Arms 



A copy ov the Coat ov Arms ov 'Slocombe of Somersetshire' cn- 
gravd in colors, waz bound in Volume I ov this jenealojilc work. 
That ther may remain no misconception regarding this Heraldic bear- 
ing, it iz here repeted that this copy waz made by the writer from' 
Harleian MS. No. 1385 in The British Museum Library, London, 
wher it waz rufly skecht with pen and ink. This MS. iz record, 
in part, ov the report ov the Herald's Visitation ov Somersetshire 
about the year 1573. The krisnd name ov the Slocombe to whom 
it waz granted, or to whom it belongd in 1573, haz not been deter- 
mind. While it evidently haz remaind in England without a claim- 
ant for many jenerations, and Anthony the first recorded imigrant to 
America waz mentiond az 'of the nobility' ther haz not been found 
any definit evidens that this bearing belongd to him.f 



The Imigrations ov Slocombes to America. 

Nearly all ov the Slocums and Slocumbs in America ar desendants 
ov Anthony the first imigrant. 

* No explanation iz givn why this mark* iz plast after twenty five names 
ov diferent familiz between 20 July, 1641, and 5 April, 1643, az recorded in 
the Parish Register. It might reznabli be inferd that the persons whoz nams 
ar thus markt died ov the plag which then prevald. 

t See Volume I, footnote, Pajez 23, 24. 



b THE SLOCUMS, SLOCUMBS, AND SLOCOMBS, OF AMERICA 

It appears probabl that a later family imigration vvaz the sors ov 
most ov the Slocombs. 

Other imigratlons folowd, az noted herewith, with referens to 
family number if ncsessary for record ov desendants. 

Perhaps thoz ov the name, with interest in the great extent ov their 
American lineaj, should feel complimented by the adoption ov their 
surnam by diferent familiz from diferent kuntriz wher they wer 
known by other surnams. 

The list ov Slocombe imigrations, with perhaps som transients, in 
kronolojik order is az folos, viz.: 

1630-37, A. D. Anthony 'Slocum' and wife, Family i; with sons Giles 
Family 2; Edward; Joseph Family lA; and John i B. 

1695. George 'Siacomb' (giv broad sound to the a) Family A 789. 

1701. Simon 'Slocom' marid in Boston; Family 666*. 

1707, June 26. "Tim" Slocum on board galley; no Polls [family or pasen- 
jerz] no Negroes. Rents £3 00s ood. Landlord, Mr Gee."* 

1709. Tabitha 'Slocome' waz marid 13 November to William Bridgham, 
in Boston by Rev. Sam. Miles.* 

1716, June 6. John Slocomb Captain ov ship Eliza from London, arrivd 
in Boston Harbor with pasenjerz, Henry Caswell a merchant, and Benjamin 
Edwards a mariner.* 

1716, July 7. Simon Slocomb Captain ov 'ye Sloop Success from Maryland' 
arrivd in Boston Harbor without pasenjerz. t This Simon iz probably the one 
marid ther in 1701; and from the data it is inferd that George ov 1695, this 
Simon, Tabitha, and Timothy, wer ov the sam family, or closly related. 

1767, Aug. 27. Robert Slocombe, Philadelphia. Fam. 783. 

1800. David Betts, born about the year 1790 in Wales, or Hartford, Devon- 
shire, England, arrivd in America about 1800. When twelv years ov aj he 
waz adopted by a Slocum family living in New Bedford, Mass., or on an iland 
near; and they gave him the name William Frederick Slocum by which he 
waz afterwards known. See Familiz (768, 769t) Volume L Thomas Wil- 
liams Slocum (vi. ov 769) born 26 Jan., 1867, Jamaica Plain, Boston, waz 
graduated A.B. Harvard 1890. He haz becom a prominent deler in dry 
goods in Boston, and in New York wher he 1906 rezides. 

1828, about. Job Slocombe came from County Somerset, England, to a farm 
near east Syracuse, New York. He ther died, leving thre or four children. 
His son William, born in 1830, died ther 1 November, 1885, on his 55th birth- 
day aniversary; this being the third deth in this family within the year. 

1835. Michael Slohen or Sloane came from Drumrane)', Ireland, to Hart- 
ford, Ct., and ciianjd name to Slocum. See Family 804. 

1850. James Slocombe, tailor, youngest ov eleven children, born about 1825 
in Wiveliscombe, Somersetshire, England; marid Sara Dean in Bristol; came 
to Albany, New York, 1850. He died a fu years ago. They had five children, 

• Report of The Record Commissioners of The City of Boston. 

t Parenthesis enclosing family numberz in this Volume, refer to Volume I. 



THE IMIGRATIONS OF SLOCOMBES TO AMERICA 7 

thre living in 1907, viz: i. George J., m. , in Albany. 2. Thomas Dean, 

m. ; a groser in Albany 1879, a bookepr in 1907. Hiz mother livs v?ith 

him. 3. Sara Dean, m. Samuel D. Smith; rezide 1907 Glen Ridge. N. J. 

1858. James Slocombe and wife came from County Somerset, England, to 
Ottawa, Canada. Vol. I (782). 

1864. Dr. Franklin Slocum, born 6 July, 1838, ten miles north ov Moscow, 
Russia. Waz graduated M.D. at the University ov Vienna, Austria, in 1863; 
and the next year came to the United States since which time he haz movd 
about som. Haz been a compounder ov 'family medisins.' Rezides 1907 in 
Ludington, Michigan. Haz two children: Franklin, b. 3 Jan., 1877, in Ionia, 
Mich. Waz 1906 Purvaor for Missouri Pacific Railway Hospital in St. Louis. 
3. Josephine, b. 27 April, 1880, in Ionia; rezides 1907 in Cleveland, Ohio. 
Dr. Slocum reports that hiz first known ansestor Slocum went from Scotland 
to Moscow, Russia, in the year 1642; that hiz grandfather's name waz Robert 
Kaspar Slocum, and hiz father's name waz Francis Kolokol Slocum, the midl 
nam being that ov the great broken bel in Moscow. Hiz father died in 
Vienna. In 1849 he waz an importer into Moscow ov silk and tea from China 
and, with other importers, made personal remonstrans to the Czar against the 
bevy import duty. They wer banisht from Russia, and their property seizd 
by the government, hiz father's amounting then to about $275,000. In June, 
1907, Dr. Slocum announst to the Assosiated Press that he waz expecting the 
Russian government to return to him this money with compound interest at 
four per cent. 

1872. John Slocombe came from Somersetshire, England, to Bellevue, 
Huron County, Ohio. See Fam. (801). 

1873, June 28. John H. Slocombe arrivd in the United States from Devon- 
shire, England. See (802). 

1876, about. Sidney Slocombe came from Somerset, England, to Onondaga 
County, New York. See 805. 

1880, or before. Emanuel Sloog ? a jew, arrivd in America from Hol- 
land ( ?) with sons Abraham, Isaac, and Moses. They chanjd their surnam 
to Slocum. Abraham setld in Providence, Rhode Island, wher he waz a cos- 
tumer in 1880. In 1907 hiz son Edwin iz with him in the sara biznes, Myer 
E. Slocum is a clerk with them, and Abraham's son Myron Slocum is 'ladies 
tailor' also in Providence. Moses and Isaac setld in Boston. The Directory 
ther for 1906 shows Isaac M. Slocum az manajer, Moses D. az clerk; and 
David Slocum and Co. fruit dealers. No further details hav been elisited. 
See Vol. I (803). 

1881, October. Nathaniel Slocombe (John, Vol. I, 802) waz born 8 August, 
1858, in Marwood, Devonshire, England, and came to America in 1881. He 
returnd to England, and waz ther marid 29 Aug., 1900, in Ashburton, Devon, 
to Marie Blampey, eldest dau. ov Joseph and Mary, formerly ov St. Mary 
Church, Torquay, wher she waz born 20 Nov., 1857. They 1906 rezide in 
Farmington, Ct. A gardener. No children. 

1890. Ther wer living in Olneyville, within the Providence Postofis limits, 
Rhode Island, from about 1890, perhaps befor, several children ov Samuel 
Slocombe and hiz wife Mary Duel who continud rezidens at Trowbridge, 



8 THE SLOCUMS, SLOCUMBS, AND SLOCOMBS, OF AMERICA 

near Somersetshire, England. Thez brothers and sister in OIneyville wer: 
I. Martha Slocombe, widow in 1892 ov George Slocombe (blood relationship 
if any not determind). No children. Her nephew Frank Slocombe was living 
with her in 1892, he a son ov her brother William who then rezided at Trow- 
bridge with other brothers and sisters. 2. George Slocombe, who had four 
children. 3. Henry Slocombe, marid Anna Doyle, but had no children in 
1892. In addition to thez thre children ov Samuel in England, living at 
OIneyville, R. I., another, Samuel Slocombe, rezided in 1892 at Girardville, 
Pennsylvania, marid, but without children. 

1890, and earlier. Ther wer children ov William Slocombe ov southwestern 
England, in America as folos: Ingalls at Lynn, Massachusetts; Israel at 
Ayer, now within the City ov Lowell; two daughters, marid and living in 

Boston; one daughter, Mrs. Weaver living at Port George, Nova Scotia, 

also her unci ther, and another unci in New Brunswick. 

1903 (?) Rev. Samuel Slocombe came to San Francisco, Calif., and ther 
organizd the firm ov S. Slocombe & Co. for publishing the revizd edition ov 
hiz Gospel Manual. He waz author ov Responsi've Services; Robert Mim- 
priss, a Memoir; and Late Editor ov the (London) Systematic Bible Teacher. 
He died early in 1906. Hiz son Sydney K. Slocombe reported from San 
Francisco 4 April, 1907, viz: "My father was born in Wales, my mother in 
England, two sisters and myself in England, one sister in New Zealand ; and 
two brothers born in England died in infancy. Two of my sisters are mar- 
ried also myself ; one sister has two boys and a girl, and I have three girls 
and two boys. My age is 38, my sisters are younger." He also wrote, "My 
father was somewhat reticent about his affairs' — the same as others 'of the 
blood." 



The "Return of Owners of Land in England and Wales (exclu- 
sive of the Metropolis) for the year 1873" waz publisht in two quarto 
volumes. They contain the foloing names ov Slocombes and their 
realty posesions, viz: 

Edward. Huntspill, Somerset, 2 akers, r rood, 11 poles. Rental £13 iis. 

George, Bovey Tracey, Devon, 72 A. 19 P. £102 2s. 

Mrs. Slocombe, Bradney, Somerset, 22 A. r R. 7 P. ,£51 15s. 

Mrs. S. Slocombe, (Chipstable) Somerset, 13 A. 3 R. 19 P. £25 6s. 

Executor of Robert, Western Zoyland, Somerset, 18 A. 3 R. 15 P. £53 14s. 

Executor of Samuel, Huntspill, Somerset, 2 A. 3 R. 15 P. £10 14s. 

William, (Culmstock) Devon, i A. 21 P. £3. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 9 

THE SLOCUMS IN AMERICA 
Family 1 (1) 

Anthony Slocombe^ born in England about January, 1590-91, 
and recorded by the clerk az Anthony Slocum from 1637 to 1662 
inclusiv, in Taunton, New Plymouth, now Massachusetts, waz 
namd az the common ancestor ov the Slocums in America in the 
writer's Preliminary to the 8locum Genealogy publisht October, 1880, 
in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume 
xxxiv, pajes 391-395; also in my First Volume ov 644 pajes octavo 
entitld A Short History of the Slocums, Slocumbs, and Slocombs of 
America, etc., publisht in 1882. The name Anthony az the head ov 
the American Slocum family haz been fully alcsepted by genealogists 
and others who hav had occasion to copy from my work ; which many 
ov them, I regret being oblijd to state, hav done without giving credit 
to the sors ov their information. 

But litl haz been found in New England during the last twenty- 
five years in addition to the records ov this Anthony as givn in the 
First Volume ov this work; and nothing haz been found to warrant 
chanj in the skech ther givn, exsepting the surmizd rezon for hiz 
departure from Taunton and hiz loss to record in New England. 

The public records ov Taunton wer destroyd by fire in the year 
1838, and it iz not definitly known when the first setlment waz ther 
effected. If the records destroyd by fire containd the date ov such 
setlment and the names ov the setlers previus to 1637, Francis Baylies 
did not copy them into hiz Historical Memoir of the Colony of New 
Plymouth which waz printed in 1830.* This valuabl Memoir, and 
the Records of the Colony of New Plymouth, wer the sorses ov much 
ov the interesting record ov Anthony Slocum in the First Volume ov 
this work. The first item regarding him iz the list ov the forty-six 
'first and ancient purchasers' A. D. 1637 ov the teritory ov Cohannet. 
This tract ov land waz rather romboidal in general outline, about 
eight miles in extent ov each ov its four sides, and comprizd about 
forty-one thousand akers. It waz purchast ov the Aborigine Sachem 
Massasoit at a price ov two shilings per aker. Deed ov it from him 



* Baylies includes the account ov the journey thru the site ov Taunton in 
1621 ov Edward Winslow and Stephen Hopkins, Mayflower pasenjerz on their 
way to visit Sachem Massasoit. He also mentions the tradition ov setlers ther 
az early az 1626. 



10 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

haz not been found. His son 'King Philip' confirmd the titl in 1663, 
and he was then prezented with £16 additional payment. 

The interest ov the several purchasers ov Cohannet for setlment in 
1637 waz in the ratio ov six, eight, and twelv; Anthony Slocum sub- 
scribing for eight shares. The 3 March, 1639, O. S. this tract ov 
land, or mor particularly their villaj setlment, waz incorporated with 
the name Taunton ; and the river by which they built their houses 
waz also named Taunton* in onor ov the shire town and river in 
Somersetshire, southwestern England, whens this band ov liberty 
sekers had migrated. It iz probabl that they came in one or mor ov 
the ships Arbella, Mary, or John, and landed at Dorchester which iz 
now within the corporation ov Boston. 

Anthony waz recorded in August, 1643, at Taunton among the 
fifty-four persons ther, between the ajez ov sixteen and sixty years, 
abl to bear arms for military duty;t also recorded in 1650 and 165 1 
as juryman. 

Big iron ore waz noted in such larj quantitiz around Taunton that 
a stock company waz formd 21 October, 1652, for its reduction. By 
'free vote of the town, permission waz givn to bild a dam for water 
power and to . . "set up a Bloomery Work on the Two Mile River 
[tributary to the Taunton River] . . that they shall have the 
woods on either side . . to cut for their wood to make coals, and 
also to dig and take moine or ore at Two Mile Meadow, or in any 
of the commons appertaining to the town." . . The share price 
in the company waz set at £20 ful share, £10 half share, and £> a 
quarter share. Anthony Slocum waz enrold as a member, but the 
amount ov hiz holdings is not found. The iron works did not start 
until 1656; and not any ov the product waz shard for th re years. 

* Taun is Gaelic for River. Taunton iz contraction ov Taun Town, Town 
by the River. 

t The necessity for being armd and redy at any moment for self protec- 
tion in the wilderness waz evident to the Colonists from the time ov their first 
setlment ; but ther waz no generaly prescribd cors for unity ov action until 
the confederation ov the Coloniz ov New England, effected at Boston 29 May, 
1643. Therin the several General Courts wer advizd to attend particularly 
to the arms and equipments ov the citizens ov their Coloniz, their ammunition, 
stors, etc., and to report anyualy to the Commissioners. Six anual trainings, 
at least, wer orderd to be givn thruout the Coloniz. The proportion ov men 
to lie raisd in the (liferent Coloniz in case ov war or iminent danjer, waz fixt 
by the Commissioners at the abuv date as folos: Massachusetts Bay 150; 
PIvmoth 30; Connecticut 30; New Haven 25. Rhode Island and Providence 
Plantations wer not included in the confederation at this time, being alienated 
on account ov the diferent religius belief held therin. 




ANCHOR FORGE, THE ORIGINAL IRON WORKS, 1652 
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TAUNTON GREEN IN 1907 




SLOCUMS RIVER AND VILLAGE OF DARTMOUTH 
Mass. Looking Northward, 1907 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES II 

According to records found later years in distant houses ther wer in 
the year '1659, 400 shared. 1660, a ton of iron sould to buy goods 
whi: were divided.' The works wer least i April, 1660, to thre 
persons who formd a new company, including Anthony Slocum; and 
the works wer operated profitably until King Philip's War when ther 
waz much destruction ov property by the savajes. This waz the first 
sucsesful, and permanent, iron manufactory in this country. During 
the earlier years the company waz a veritabl bank on which every 
biznes man, including the yeomen, paid the minister, and for every 
purchas, by an order for a dezignated quantity ov iron equal to the 
obligation. Sucseding members ov the company enlarjd the industry 
until the product ov iron manufacturd, including tacks and small 
nails, at Taunton in 1889 amounted to $2,000,000, the ore and fuel 
being brought from distant plases.* 

Anthony Slocum waz admitted Freeman ov Taunton 3 June, 1657. 
To secure this onor it waz necessary for everyone to hav the testimony 
ov his nabors that he waz 'of sober and peaceable conversation, and 
Orthodox in the Fundamentals of Religion' and he must declar under 
oath that he waz over one and twenty years ov aj, and that he had, a 
ratabl estat in the government ov at least £20. Anthony waz a mem- 
ber ov the Grand Jury 7 June, 1659; and at the division ov land, 
agreed upon 28 December, 1659, ov 'two acres to the head, two acres 
to the shilling, and two acres to the lot' he had a rating or tax ov 
nineteen shilings and four pence; with household ov six heads; and 
fifty-thre akers ov land. 

Az one ov the two Survaors ov the Highways 3 June, 1662, iz the 
last time that Anthony Slocum's name haz been found recorded at 
Taunton. Soon after this date he dispozd ov his holdings ther to 
Richard Williams, and movd with Ralph Russell into the wildernes 
ov the southwestern part ov New Pymouth which waz incorporated 
in 1664 with the name Dartmouth. It has been prezumed that he 
setld in the southern part ov Dartmouth 'by Pascamanset River which 
has since been more generally known as Slocum's River' and the neck 
ov land to the west ov it has been known as Slocum's Neck.f Thez 



* See The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1884, vol. 
xxxviii, pp. 265-275. Also the Quarter Millennial Celebration of the City of 
Taunton, 1889. 

t See The History of Neiv Bedford by Daniel Ricketson, 1858. The Century 
Dictionary Atlas, Map ix, etc. 



12 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

names hav been perpetuated by the setlmcnt ther ov his grandchildren 
Giles^ (5) Peleg^ (8) Mary^ (10) and Eleazer^ Slocum (11) and 
their desendants. Here the story ov Anthony Slocum ends in New 
Plymouth and New England so far az determind by the writer. 

It waz not until the persistent and systematic serch and rescrch 
instituted by the \\riter in 1886 among the Slocumbs, and the old 
records, ov North Carolina, and the culminating rezults among the 
records in February, 1907, that the story ov this venerabl founder ov 
the name in America could be rezumed and continued until hiz death 
in January 1689-90, O. S. at the aj ov ninty-eight or ninty-nine years. 

The next record found regarding Anthony Slocum iz in North 
Carolina. It iz here presented az near az type can giv it; and others 
folo, viz: 

1670. At a Generall Court held ye 27 September, 1670, at y^ house of Saml 
Davis [probably on or near the site ov the prezent Edenton] for ye County of 
Albemarle in ye Province of Carolina. Present the Honorlile Peter Carteret 
Esq'^ Governor and Commander in Chief Left Col John Jenkins M^ John 
Harudy M^ Oliver Rith^: ffoster M^ ffrancis Godfrey M^' John Willoughby 
Cap* Thomas Cullen. 

Mr Anto Slockam petition for a hatt at Roanok yt was brought into y<l 
country by Witro Stephen wherefore it is ordered y* he have his hatt deliv- 
ered by yd fisherman at Roanok, he paying ye fee.* 

1679. Several "deposicons were presented before the Palatine Court held 
August last [1679] in the County of Albemarle present Jn" Harvey Esq^ 
Governor now [18 November, 1679] deceased myselfe [Ge": Durant Atto^ 
Genel] Anthony Slocumb Esqi-."t 

1679. To all persons to whom these presents shall come Greeting in our 
Lord God everlasting. Know yee that wee the sd Lords & absolute proprietors 
according to our Instructions dated at White hall ye 5th day of ffebruary 
1678-9 remaineing upon Record in the County of Albemarle in the province 
of Carolina, Doe hereby grant unto John Varnham esq"" of the said Count>' 
plantor, a plantacon conteining Two hundred and ffifty acres of Ldnd English 
measure lying on the . . . Given at M"^ GeO; Durants house under y© 
Seale of y® Countie of Albemarle this 27th day of Novemr being ye i6th yeare 
of our possession of our province of Carolina Ano Dom 1679 Witness Jn^ 
Harvey esqi" p^sid* [president] and Comand^ in chiefe of our s^ Countj^ and 

* It iz inferd from this record that the petitioner, Anthony Slocum, lost hiz 
valuabl English hat at sea, perhaps when on hiz way to setl in North Caro- 
lina; that it waz pickt up by the fisherman, and that the owner waz nesessi- 
tated to go to the court for its surrender. This record iz evidens that he waz 
among the earliest permament setlers by the Albemarle River; the only record 
ov previus court bearing date 15 July, 1670. Thez records ar in the Ofis ov 
the clerk ov the Superior Court, Edenton, N. C. 

t North Carolina Colonial Records volume i, page 316. 




THE FRIENDS' APPONEGANSETT MEETING HOUSE 

Dartmouth Tp., Mass. The Second and Present Building, built in 1790. For 
account of the First Building of 1699, see Volume I, page 51 







IN N. E. PORTSMOUTH TP., RHODE ISLAND 
Looking Eastward, 1907, over Newtown Village, Sakonnet River, to Tiverton 
Tp. Earthworks in foreground on Butts Hill for Battle of Quaker Hill 
(outside of view to the right) August 29, 1778. The Residences of Giles' 
Slocum in 1638, and of some of his Descendants, were nearer Narragansett 
Bay a few miles southwest of this standpoint. Others settled in Dartmouth and 
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AND THEIR ALLIANCES 13 

our trusty and Well beloved Councellors who have hereunto sett their hands 

ye day & yeare aboves*!: 

John Harvey John Jenkins Richd ffoster 

Antho Slocum Jno Willoughby Robt Holden* 

This Patent waz isued, and the befor mentiond Palatine Court waz 
held, under the noted Government formulated by the celebrated Eng- 
lish filosofer John Locke. The orijinal paper by Locke iz now in 
the vault ov the ofis ov the Clerk ov the Superior Court in the prezent 
Chowan County, at Edenton, North Carolina. A literal copy ov 
this historic paper appears desirabl in this connection, az it is rarely 
found in print, and it iz here givn with the orijinal speling, but with 
the prezent time leterz and in line, viz: 

Since the Quallity of Nobillity will not permit the Fundamentall Consti- 
tutions, Presently to be put in Practice, It is necessary for the Supply of 
that defect that some Temporary laws should in the mean time be made 
for the better ordering of Affairs till by a Sufficient number of inhabi- 
tants of all the Government of Carolina can be admin'tred according to 
the forme established in the Fundamental Constitutions, the Lords Pro- 
prietors of Carolina upon Due Consideration Agreed to these following 

1. That the Pallatine shall name the Governour and each of the Lords Pro- 
prietors shall narAe a Deputy who with ther Governour and an equall number 
to be chosen by the Parliament shall Continue to be the Councellors. The 
Lords Proprietors shall either order a new Choice or the County see proper to 
be Capeable of the Government according to the fundamentall Constitutions 
and as there shall be Landgraves and Cassiques Created by the Lords Pro- 
prietors soe many of the Eldest in age of them that are present in Carolina as 
shall be equall to the number of the Lords Proprietors shall be also of the 
Councell. That so the Nobility have a share of the Government and the 
whole Administration May still come as near the forme designed as the Cir- 
cumstances of the Growing plantations will permit. 

2. The other Seven Proprietors shall respectively nominate these following 
officers. The Admirall ; The Provost Marshall. The Chamberlaine; The 
Register of Births, Burialls & Mariages. The Chancellor; The Secretary. 
The Constable; The Military Officers. The Chief Justice; The Register of 
Wrightings. The High Steward; The Surveyor. The Treasurer; The Re- 
ceiver. And upon vacancy of any of these offices the Governour and Coun- 
cellors of Carolina shall substitute others till that proprietors pleasure can be 
known in whose Nomination it is. 

3. The Governor together with the Lords Proprietors Deputys the Land- 
graves and Cassiques that are Councellors and the Councell Chosen by the 
Parliament shall be the Grand Councell and shall have all the power and 
Authority of the Grand Councell and other Courts till they come to be erected. 
The Quorum of Councell shall be the Governor and six Chancellors whereof 
three at least shall be Deputvs of Proprietors. ,, , t-. 

4. If it hapen that any of the Lords Proprietors Deputys shall by Death or 
Departure out of Carolina or any otherwise cease to be Deputys before the 
Lords Proprietors Respectively shall have Deputed others in their Roome, that 
the number of Deputies may be kept full, the eldest of the Councell chosen by 
Parliament shall be to all intents and purposes Deputy of that Proprietor whose 
former Deputation is by Death or otherwise determined till the saide Proprie- 
tor his heirs or Successor shall make another Deputy and when it shall happen 



* North Carolina Colonial Records volume i, pages 253, 254. 



14 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

that one or more of the Councellors shall be Chosen by the Parliament shall by 
this means come to be Deputys the Proprietors new Councellors shall be 
chosen by the Parliament at its next sessions to fill up their places in Councell 
Provided alwajs that if the Proprietor whose vacant place is thus supplyed, 
shall make some other person Deputy, then he who by Eldership came to be 
his Deputy shall be Councellor as he was before and he that was chosen into 
the Councell by the Parliament shall cease to be Councellor if there be more 
of these chosen by the parliament then, there be Deputys of Proprietors. 

5. The Parliament shall consist of the Governor the Deputys of the Lords 
Proprietors the Nobility, and twenty chosen by the freeholders, And shall have 
the power to make Laws to be rattified as in the fundamental Constitutions is 
Provided, And shall be assembled as often and in the same manner as in the 
fundamental Constitution is provided concerning Parliaments. 

6. All Acts that shall be made by the Parliament before our Government 
of Carolina come to be administred according to our fundamentall Constitu- 
tions shall cease and determine at the ende of the first Sessions of Parliament 
that shall be called chosen and shall sett according [three words illegible] 
concerning Parliaments established in the fundamentall Constitutions. 

7. Soe much of the fundamental Constitutions as shall be Capeable of being 
putt in practice shall be the rule of proceeding. 

Signed and sealed this 5th day of ffebuary in the year of our Lord 1678. 

[Seal] Albemarle G: Carteret P. [Seal] 

[Seal] Shaftsbury Craven [Seal] 

[Seal] C Berkeley 

[Seal] P Colleton 

The Instructions transmitd with the forgoing copy ov Mr. Locke's form ov 
government, ar as folos: 

Instructions to John Hearvey Esqr Precedent and the Councell of the 
County of Albemarle in the Province of Carolina: 

Wee haveing agreed upon the Modell of Government herewith sent you 
signed and sealed by us to be the fundamentall Constitutions and forme of 
Government of our Province of Carolina for ever ..... 

You are therefore required as soon as conveniently you can after the receipt 
of these our Instructions in our names to issue out writts to the fower Precints 
of the County of Albemarle requiring each of them to elect five freehoulders 
who are to be their representatives to whome the five persons chosen by us 
being aded and who for the present represent the Nobility, are to be your 
Assembly. .............. 

North Carolina Colotiial Records, volume i, page 235. 

1680. The Depoicon of Anthony Slocumb Esqi' one of ye Lds Propi's 
Deputies aged Ninety j'ears or thereabouts saith yt yor Depo* [deponent, 
maker of the deposition] admin^tnl an Oath to Cap* Harons Mate & two of 
his Seamen about his [writing here worn illegible] Ma^i^s [Majesty's] 
[illegible] y^ words of ye three Mens deposcins are as io\V-^ yt their Cap* 
had put Severall hhds of Rotten Tobacco on Shoare wc^ M^ Holden had 
marked w<h ye broad Arrow to pay ye King & y* they had made their Infor- 
mal Least they fhould loose their wages there might be some more words w^li 
doo not well Remember & yor Depo*^ saith yt ye above fd Men" depoficons was 
taken in January 1680 before ye fd Holdens fface & further yo'" depo* saith 
not.* * Anthony X Slocum 

his Marke Sworn in Court 

* This depozition iz evidens that Anthony Slocombe waz born in, or about, 
the year 1590. Se remander ov footnote next paj. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 1 5 

1680. Att a Generall Court held for ye County of Albemarle March 20 
1680 Present The Hon John Jenkins Govern'" Anthony Slocum Esq^ Cap'' 
W™ Crawford MaJ Robert Holden EsqJ" Capt James Blount Cap* John Varn- 
ham Deputys Assistants. . . 

1680, March 29. A Patent for land waz granted to Robert Winley by 
' John Jenkins Esqi' Governo^" and Comand"^' in Chiefe of our fd County [of 
Albemarle] and our Trusty and Well belovd Councello^'s who have hereunto 
fett there hands the day and yeare abovefd [Sined] John Jenkins, Anthony 
Slokum Robert Holden Will Craford. 

1680. The Deposicon of William Wilkison Aged Thirty Six yeares or 
thereabouts being depofd Saith That Sometime about ye 15th of October 1680 
yor Depot was arrested by Capt W™ Woolward by a writt from under ye 
hand of Robert Holden & caryed to ye house of Esq"" Slocumb to answer ye 
complaint of M^' Joseph Chew but when ye Depo* came to fd Esq^ Slocumb^ 
house he found not ye fd Compl* . . . ye fd Chew came . . . butt 
Mr Holden & ye fd Chew goeing forth into ye yard of M^ Slocumb . . . 
Mr Holden . . . abused ye fd Governoi' & Esq^ Slocumb with Scurrelous 
& unbecoming speeches .......... 

1682. Thomas Harvey EsqJ* fon of John Harvey and Mary his wife Live- 
ing at ye Heath in Snetterfield Parish in Warwick Sheare in Ould Ingland 
& Joanah Jenkins ye rellick of ye Honor^l John Jenkins [formerly Governor] 
weare Maried by ye Honor'^le Anthony Slookem Esq^ the 13 April! 1682* 

1682. John Lilly the fon of John Lily & Ales his wife Late of [illegible] 
Sheare in Ould Englan & Jane Swettman the Daughter of George Swettman 
& Amey his wife Late of Cheeh Sheare [Cheshire] England weare Marraid 
by Anthony Slocum Esqr ye Last of May 1682 

1682-3, O- S. Richard Bier & Jane Loedman weare maried the [illegible] 
January 1682-3 by the hont>Ie Anthony Slocum Esq^ 

1684. 'Anthony Slocum Esqr' resevd Patent in May, 1684, to 600 akers ov 
land 'on the north fide of Mattacomack Creek and by the mouth of a Swamp 
called by y® name of Miry Swamp. t 

r688, 1690. The Wil ov 'Anthony Slockum' waz made November 26, 1688; 
and it waz probated in January, 1689-90, O. S. viz: 

'Wil of Anthony Slockum : i688' 

In the name of god Amen 
The fix and twenty of november in the year of our Lord god on thousand 
fixe hundred eghty aght I Anthony Slockum gent. Albemarell County in the 

This and the second foloing depozition relat to the Culpeper Rebelion. 
Ther wer many ildispozd adventurers in Carolina during thez early years; 
and it iz plezing to record that the leaders in authority remaind firmly loyal 
to their trust. 

Thez records wer writn by the clerk ov Court, and wel illustrat the general 
style ov compozition at that time. They remain at Edenton, N. C. 

* This and the two next foloing records ar in the Court Hous at Hertford, 
North Carolina. They ar ov the old Berkeley and later Perquimans Precinct, 
part of the former Albemarle County. 

t From another record it iz lernd that this land iz situated about four miles 
north ov the prezent Vilaj ov Edenton, capitol ov the prezent Chowan County, 
North Carolina. 



l6 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

Province of Carolina Being of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto 
god: Therefore Calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing 
that it is apointed for all men once to die I make and ordain this my laft will 
and Testament in maner and form following that is to faii firft and princi- 
pally I give my foul into the hands of god who gave it mee and for my Body 
I commend it to the Earth to be buried in Chriftian and decent manour noth- 
ing doubting but at the general Refurrection I shall [worn illegible] the 
[illegible] again by the power of god. and as touching thofe worldly Eftat 
wherewith it has plefed god to blefs me in this life, I give devife and bequeath 
and difpose of in manner and form following: Firft I apoint and conftitut 
my loving fon John Slockum my full and wholl [?] Executor of this my laft 
will and Testament revoking all others ei [illegible] by words or writing 
whatfumever. fecondly I give and bequeath the place I now live upon unto 
my fon John Slockum for his liffetime and to his loving woife fo long as fhe 
continnues in his name and after her deceafe I give and bequeath it to my 
grandfon John Slockum to him and his hairs lafully begotten by his own body 
But if it fhould pleas god [he?] fhould die without hairs (as god forbid) 
then I give and bequeath it to my grandfon Jofias Slockum to him and his 
hairs lafully begotten of his body But if it fhould pleas god he fhould die 
without [children?] [illegible] (as god forbid) then I give and bequeath this 
plantation to the next hairs of my fon John Slockum [illegible] and [his?] 
hairs forever Thirdly I give and bequeath to my grandfon Samuell Slockum 
two hundred ackers of land with houfis and orchard joyning to the plantation 
I now live upon to him and his hairs lafully begotten of his own body after 
the deceafs of my loving fon John Slockum and his loving woife Elizabeth 
Slockum. ffourthly I give and bequeath unto my grandfon Joseph Slockum 
two hundred ackers of land jo\'nning upon the land of [Wood?] Joans and 
the [foresd ?] two hundred ackers of land menfhoned to Samuell, to him and 
his hairs lafully begotten of his own body after the deceafe of my loving fon 
John Sloakum and his loving woiff Elizabeth. 5tlilv I give unto my grandfon 
John Slockum my chift [chest] and all that is in it after my death I give to 
him my bed and furnitur cupboard and tabell Tankard and great [Puffen?] 
[illegible] two potts and pott huoks and hand jorns after the deceafe of my 
loving fon John Slockum and fo long as his loving wife Elizabeth continuous 
in his name 6"il^ I give unto my orrandfon Jofias Slockum on Cou and 
Calif, item I give unto my grand [illegible] John gilbert on Cou and Calif 
item I give unto my grandfon [Thomas?] gilbert on Cou and Calif: item I 
give unto my grandfon Jofeph gilbert on Cou and Calif and to [illegible] 
granddaughter fara gilbert on Cou and Calif after my deceafe. 7<hly I give 
and bequeath the reft of my wholl estat moverbell or whatfumever apertens 
to me unto my loving fon John Slockum and to his difpofing forever this being 
my laft will and Teftament revoking all other as wittness my hand and feall 
this day and year abovesd finged [signed] fealled and delivered in the pref- 
fens off 

his 
Anthony A Slockum 
mark 
John [illegible] 
NicoLAF Crisp 

William Dobfon proved the yt'i of 

January 1689-90 by ye oath 
of NICOLAF Crisp Will Dobfon 
John [illegible] Clerk* 

The mention ov o;randsons Gilbert in Anthony Slocum's Wil, here 
copid, brings to mind a leter writn by him to his 'brother in law 



•This Wil is among many other old records in the State Capitol bilding 
ofis ov the Secretary ov State, Raleigh, N. C. See subsequent Wils. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 1 7 

William Harvey in Taunton' after hiz departur from New England. 
The fragment of this leter prezervd, reads az folos: 

To the Church of Christ in Taunton and to Mr Shove [the pastor] and 
yourself in particular, I desire to be remembered, whose prayers I doubt not 
I and mine are the better for, and whose welfare I earnestly wish and pray 
for. Myself, wife, and sons, and daughter Gilbert who hath four sons, re- 
member our respects and loves; and my sons are all married* 

The identity ov Anthony Slocum ov New England and North 
Carolina iz further confirmd by this leter and the naming ov hiz 
grandsons Gilbert in hiz Wil. The naming ov William Harvey az 
'brother in law' in this leter led the writer ov History of Sutton, 
Neiu Hampshire, 1890, to the statement that William Harvey ov 
Taunton marid second, 'Martha Slocum sister of Anthony.' This 
statement iz refuted in The Harvey Book (genealogy) 1899, and in 
7opes, Pioneers of Massachusetts, 1 900, by showing that this Martha 
waz ov the Copp Family. Ther appears no definit means at hand for 
determining the exact relationship between Anthony Slocum and 
William Harvey ov Taunton. They may hav marid sisters; or 
Anthony may hav marid hiz sister; or they may hav been half 
brothers, az it waz then customary to call half brothers brothers-in- 
law. The number, and high character, ov Harveys surrounding 
Anthony Slocum in North Carolina, iz significant. 

Considerabl serch haz been made to asertain the name ov the craft 
in which Anthony Slocum went to North Carolina. All vesels wer 
small at that time and litl if any record waz kept ov their going and 
coming, particularly ov the numerus privat coasters. Much ov the 
food ov thez early colonists waz procured from the sea, and each larj 
family had one or mor boats cald seaworthy. 

It is sugjestiv that Giles- Slocum, 2, ov Portsmouth, near Newport, 
Rhode Island, purchast land in East New Jersey az early az 20 May, 
1667, and again in 1670; also that hiz son John, grandson of An- 
thony, waz a freholder, and waz admited a Freman, in East New 
Jersey in May, i668.t 

Anthony and hiz family may hav accompanid his grandson John 
(and perhaps Samuel, Family (9) paj 54 ov Vol. I) in hiz boat to 
New Jersey and, after a visit ther, he may hav been taken by the same 
boat to the Albemarle, Carolina, which waz then much talkt about 

* See Volume I ov The Slocmns, etc., of America, paj 34. 
t See Volume I, ov this work, pajes 38, 41. 

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l8 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

along the coast. From 1662 to 1670 probabli mor coasting vesels 
saild from Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and Newport in its clos visinity 
than from both New Plymouth and Buzzard's Bay. 

The Children ov Anthony Slocum now in the writer's MS. ar az 
folos, but perhaps not all born in the order givn, viz: 

2. i. Giles; m. Joan ; d. in Portsmouth, R. I., in 1682. 

ii. Edward; waz Supervizor ov Highways, Taunton, i June, 1647. 
iii. Daughter; m. Joseph (?) Gilbert. He had suit in court against 
Henry Bonner at Edenton, N. C, in 1670. Waz granted land in 
Albemarle Co., N. C, 1680, etc. They had children: John; 
Thomas, resevd grants ov land in Albemarle in 1711, and 1715; 
Joseph, resevd grant ov land in 1712; A Son, perhaps died 
young; Sara, waz unmar. in 1689. See Anthony Slocum's Wil, 
ante p. 16. 
iv. John, b. 1641; d. in Mch., 1651. See Vol. I, p. 35, note. 

I A, V. Joseph; mar. Margaret ; d. previus to Jan., 1689-90. 

I B. vi. John; mar. Elizabeth ; Wil provd 19 Sept., 1722. 



I 



lA 1 

Joseph- Slocum {Anthony'^) marid Margaret . In 

1684 he resevd a Grant ov 200 alcers ov land on the northwest side 
ov Mattacomaclc Creek, at the mouth ov Mirey Swamp, in the old 
Albemarle County, North Carolina, and adjoining the Grant ov same 
date to his father. This land iz situated about four miles northward 
ov the prezent Vilaj ov Edenton. He died previus to the year 1688. 
Children, perhaps not born in the order here givn, viz: 
1 C. i. JosiAS; marid Ann Blount dau. ov James. 

ii. John. Hiz Wil waz made 8 May, 1712, at Bathf N. C. Legatees, 
hiz brother Samuel Slocumb; brother William Smith; brother 
Sol. Smith; mother Margaret Davis.* 
iii. Samuel. "October ye 20 1703. Samuel Slockum did declare be- 
fore me upon oath, that there was a Indian named Wehuna did 
ask whether the English did intend to make war or no and he 
said no and the Indian sade that we do under stand that you do 
intend for to make war with us by Severall of our Indians, ware 
upon he saide the Indians are now fully Resolved for to make 
trial of it for to see which is the ardiest, and Samuel Slockum 
saith that several other Indians has told him that thare is 2 
pertiqlar towns dos intend for to make war and that one and all 
are agreed for it except 3 Indians, men if the Garde 2 towns 
wich are very much against it, but as for any of the other towns 
as yet are not agree as yet to make war with the English and 

• See The North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. i, p. 77. 



^ 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES I9 

further this Deponent saith not Lyonell Reading 

So if you think fitt so carry this in with you and give his honor 

account of it."* 

Samuel's Wil waz provd 3 Aug., 1713. t In 1715 hiz sister 
Margaret Smith waz administratrix. 

iv. Isabel. Mar. Solomon Smith. See Samuel's Wil. 

V. Margaret. Mar. William Smith. She waz administratrix ov her 
brother Samuel's Wil in 1715. They had a son Slocumb Smith 
who witnest a Wil in Craven County Jan. 24, 1741-2, O. S. 



IB 1 

John- Slocum {Anthony^) waz an early setler by the Albemarle 
River, North Carolina, with hiz father. The date and place ov hiz 
birth hav not been asertaind. In the year 1684 he resevd a Grant ov 
400 akers ov land on the north side ov Mattacomack Creek at Poplar 
Neck and adjoining the Grant ov land to his brother Joseph. He iz 
namd for executor in his father's Wil in 1688; and 'Elizabeth' iz 
mentiond in this Wil az his wife. She waz probably daughter ov, 
being namd in the Wil ov, William Mundy ov Albemarle 3 Novem- 
ber, 1688. The records at Edenton, N. C, contain notis ov two 
'Bills of Sale' by John with date 7 July, 1702. He had movd south- 
ward from the Albemarle River previus to 1702; and in 1706 hiz 
signatur is among others petitioning for a 'Court at Nuse River.' 

In September, 171 1 ther ocurd a horibl masaker ov the colonists 
in the Neuse and Pamlico River regions by the savaj Aborigines, the 
Tuscaroras being the chief instigators. Many ov the colonists who 
survivd the first onslaut, united in a pathetic petition to the Virginia 

* See account ov the masaker by thez savajes, Skech i B. 

t "No Carolina May ye 8 1712 In ye name of god Amen I Samuel 
Sl'ockum of Bath County in ye provence of North Carolina planter this being 
my last Will and testament all my werin clothes I give to my brother John 
Slockum I give to my brother William Smith to Coos and Calfes and to my 
brother Soln Smith to Coos and Calfes and to my Sister Ifoble Smith to Coos 
and Calfes more I give to my mother four [?] Cooes and Calfes and a bed 
tick [?] and on bed tick to margot davis The rest of my eftate I give to in/ 
mother and my brother John Slockum and margot dafis [here worn illegibl] 
fined fealed and delivered in prefnes: 

his 
Samell S Slockum 

Wm Bbite mark 

Louis Thomaff Prob 3d August 1713 

Ann Brite 

This Wil is in the ofis ov the Secretary of State, Raleigh. 



20 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

Colony for help* but they did not resev help from that sors. The 
war with the savajes that folod blighted the Colony for years and, 
probabli, would hav destroyed it entirely but for the prompt and 
jenerus action ov the peopl ov South Carolina in ansering the cal for 
help. Governor Spottswood ov Virginia made an eloquent speech 
to hiz Legislatur, appealing to its members by al the considerations 
ov humanity, kinship, naborhood and self-interest, to help their 
brethren in Albemarle ; and he sukseded in geting an appropriation ov 
£1000 in their behalf; but the appropriation waz not expended, az 
the security required by Governor Spottswood for repayment waz such 
that the North Carolina authoritiz said they could not giv, it being 
a morgaj on the territory north ov the Roanoke River. South Caro- 
lina responded imediately without asking morgaj or other security for 
repaj^ment ov expenditurs — voted £4000 mony, and sent troops at 
once.t 

In the first onslaut ov the savajes, one hundred and thirty white 
peopl wer masakerd within two hours. Great mutilations wer per- 
petrated by the savajes, including the driving ov larj stakes thru the 
bodies ov women. Some ov the mor activ, and les brav perhaps, savd 



* Vergeny f s : 

To ye Right Honrable Allexander Spottswood, her Magestys Leftenant 
Gouvernour of ye sd: Collony and ye Reft of ye moft Hon^le Councill of 
State — 

The humble pe'tion of ye pore Diftrefled inhabittance of Nuse River in 
[illegible] County in North Carolina moft humbly Sheweth yr Exellency — 

That wharas there hath been by ye permition of Allmighty God for our 
fins and Disobedance: bin a moft horred Mafsecre Committed by ye tufkarora 
Indans upon her Majestys pore Subjects in ye sd: province of North Carro- 
lina And we her Majestys pore Subjects who by gods providence have sur- 
vived are in continuall Dread and Do suffer Dayley Defstruction in our stocks 
and horses and fencing being burned — w^i if not speedally prevented wee 
muft all Likewise Perrifh w<h our breathern for wee have not forse nor In- 
deed speedy care taken to prevent it in our Country — But for as much as we 
are her Majesteys Subjects and Ready at all times to be obfervant of her 
Majestys Royal Commands: We do theirfore with one voyse Knoweing yor 
Excellancys Care and paternal Tendernefs toward all her Majestys Subjects 
moft Humbley beseech and Implore yo"" Hour as you tender the wellfer of her 
Majestys pore Subjects forthwith to send to our Releafe fum Considerable 
forse of men armes and ammunition to Detect ye Barbarous Infolency of thofe 
Rebelous Rogues and a for provifion we are Ready to ye uttermost of our 
abilety to affest ye armey If yi" Exellency pleafes to fend them — which we 
fhall Dayley pray for: So hoping yr Exllency will take into yr fage Confid- 
eration we yr pore petioners as in Deuty bound fhall Ever Pray [sined] 

John Slocum . . . James Blount 

[and by many others] — Calendar of Virginia State Papers, volume i, pajes 
'54. 155- This petition waz resevd by the Council ov Virginia February i6, 
1712. 

i See The Colonial Records of North Carolina, Prefas to Volume I. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 21 

their lives by riming from the sene ov carnaj. The wounded, and 
ded, wer left az food to wolvs, vulturs, etc. Mor than eighty un- 
baptized infants wer slauterd by the savajes during this war.* The 
Slocums here suferd with their nabors; but record ov thoz kild haz 
not been found. 

John- Slocum sold 200 akers ov land on the north side ov Matta- 
comaclc Creek 5 November, 1714. In 17 15 he and wife wer admin- 
istrators ov the estat ov James Blount, Jr., deceast, in Albemarle. He 
died previus to 19 September, 1722.! 

The children ov John and Elizabeth, and Mary, Slocum wer az 
folos, but perhaps not born in the order givn, and the thre last prob- 
ably by second wife, viz : 

I D. i. John. Marid Jane ; died previus to 1727. 

ii. Joseph. Was named 'Goodson' in the Wil ov William Mundy, 
Albemarle, 3 Nov., 1688, ov which his mother Elizabeth sind az 
witnes. No record ov hiz marij or deth haz been found. A 
record in the Court Hous, Newborn, Craven Co., N. C, reads az 
folos: "At a Court held at the House of Jacob Miller Esquire 
April 30th 1714. Present John Nelson, Judge, Jo. Slocum and 
Jacob Miller, Esqi's Assistants. The Court was Proclaimed and 
called. Then came Jo. Slocum, Esq., and prayed that a Deed of 
Sale which was done pr Thos. Harrys attorny to Robert Turner, 

* The remnant ov the tribe ov Tuscarora savajes finaly savd their lives 
from the rallying Colonists by hasty retreat to the 'Five Nations' ov Iroquois 
in New York, into which Confederation they wer admited az the 'Sixth Na- 
tion.' For earlier mention ov war in North Carolina with the savajes, see 
record ov Samuel Slocum Family i A. 

t The Wil ov John' Slocumb ov Craven Precinct, March 26, 1722, reads in 
part as folos: 

To my dear and loving fon John Slocumb I give my Dawling [?] plantation 
containing 400 a: unto my fon Joseph Slocumb two hundred and forty acres 
of Land known by the name of Jofias Slocum [Family i C] Lying between 
Harveys Line and faid [illegible] to my dear and beloved fons Jefsway Slo- 
cum and Jofias Slocum feven hundred a: of land lying between the mill 
branch and the [illegible] branch to be equally divided between my two fons 
aforesaid: to my daughter Elizabeth Slocum two hundred a: of land lying 
on the Lower fide of the mill branch [ov Slocumb Creek]. Unto my dear and 
loving wife Mary [in his father's will his wife is calld Elizabeth; indicating 
that he was twice marrid] Slocum one negro woman named Aborgal and 
further it is my will that her first child fhall be for my Litel fon Jofias Slo- 
cum. To fon Jefsaway one mofted [ ?] boy named Harkelas [ ?] to my 
daughter Elisabeth one muftee [ ?] gerll named nan. To every one of my 
children as much puter as I gave to my fon John Slocumb. Mch 31st came 
Capt William Handcock and maid oath on the Holy Evangelists that Mr John 
Slocum defired him to wright his laft Will and Testament 

At a court held at the House of John Slocumb Lately deceased on y^ 

19 Day of feptember 1722 for ye sd precinct 



22 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

and then conveyed 6 April, 1714, to John Slocum, be confirmed, 
said land being by Core Sound, in Beaufort, N. C." This John 
Slocum waz probably hiz brother John, 
iii. Joshua. Waz favorably namd in his father's Wil. 
iv. Eliz.\beth. Resevd 200 akers ov land by father's Wil. 
1 E. v. JosiAS. Waz 'Liteir in 1722 ; m. Elizabeth Hullbrooke. 



IC lA 

JosiAS^ Slocum {Joseph,- Anthony'^) marid Ann, dauter ov James 
Blount who setld in Chowan Precinct ov the old Albemarle County, 
North Carolina, in 1669; and whoz Wil was ther provd 17 July, 
1686. Josias is mentioned in hiz grandfather's Wil. He movd 
southward; and waz the first to sign, in 1706, a petition for a Court 
for the Neuse River region. Some ov hiz land went into the posesion 
ov hiz unci John Slocum by whom it waz willd to Josias' cousin 
Joseph. Children, perhaps not born in the order givn, viz: 

i. John Charles. Perhaps he waz kild with his father in the Tus- 
cararo masaker ov 171 1 and later. See ante paj 19. 
644. ii. Joseph. Date ov birth, marij or death not found. 

iii. Ann. Marid her unci Thomas Blount and had children James and 
Sara, according to her grandfather James Blount's Wil which 
reads: . . 'to my grandchildren James and Sara Blount, chil- 
dren of my son Thomas and Ann Slocum daughter of my 
daughter Ann Slocum' 



ID IB 

JoHN^ Slocum {John,- Anthony'^). A deed at Edenton, N. C, 
reads that "John Slockcum and wife Jane of Bath' conveyd *by 
Nathaniel Chevon attorney to Thomas Wayne the Plantation 
heired from his father John Slocumb deceast, said tract being on 
Mattacomaclc Creek as by Patent dated May — 1684." He resevd 
by Wil hiz father's 'Dawling Plantation.' The General Biennial 
Assembly held at Edenton November 6, 1727, past an Act to confirm 
Orlando Champion's titl to 620 akers ov land in Chowan Precinct' 
with the foloing preambl, viz: 

Whereas Anthony Slocumb, grandfather of John Slocumb of Neuse River 
in Bath County, died seized and possessed of 620 acres of land in Macheco- 
mack Creek (Chowan) known by the name of Slocumb's, and said Slocumb 
by his last Will and Testament did entail same on his son John Slocumb and 
his heirs male of his body, the said John entered and was seized in fee simple, 
and the said grandson sold to Francis Branch, and said Orlando Champion 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 23 

purchased from Francis Branch. Before the said John, the grandson, could 
perfect his title he died, and his son John entered upon the lands of his father 
in Neuse, in lieu of the tract sold to Orlando Champion," etc. . 

John^ Slocum resevd 6 April, 17 14, a Deed from Robert Turner 
for Lot No. 21 by Core Sound, Beaufort, N. C* 

The children ov John^ Slocum wer az folos perhaps not all born in 
the order givn, viz: 

i. John. Mar. Mary Hancock. He resevd 26 Dec, 1730, deed to 
300 akers ov land on the south side ov Neuse River at mouth ov 
Slocumb's Creek. Also deed 29 June, 1732, to 320 akers near 
that befor mentiond, from W™ Hancock ov Precinct ov Craven, 
County ov Bath, and then this John Slocumb waz 'of the sd Pre- 
cinct.' The 15 March, 1735, he gave deed, to hiz brother Joseph, 
to 500 akers ov land 'on Mill Branch and Slocumb's Creek;' and 
two days later he resevd from this brother, deed to 320 akers 
'on the east side ov Slocumbs Creek' The 7 Nov., 1758, he waz 
styld 'of Duplin Co., N. C.,' in deed to hiz brother Joseph, ov 

350 akers 'on Slocum Creek, Craven Co.t He died without 
children. + 
ii. Joseph. Resevd and gave deeds ov land to hiz brother John, az 
abov stated. He died in 1760, previus to hiz brother John, with- 
out wife or children. § 

iii. Riley. Died between November 13 and December 17, 1759. See 
brother John and Joseph's Wils, herewith givn. 

iv. Sara. Iz mentiond in her brother John's Wil. 

V. James Winn. Died previus to Dec. 17, 1759. 

* This Deed is in the Court Hous, Newbern, Craven, Co., N. C. 

t Slocumb's Creek enters the Neuse River from the south, about fourteen 
miles down the River southeast ov Newbern. It waz at the mouth ov Slo- 
cumb's Creek that General Burnside's Corps disembarkt in hiz expedition 
against Newbern in March, 1862, in the War against the Southern Rebellion. 

+ The Wil ov this John^ Slocumb iz in the ofis ov the Secretary ov State, 
Raleigh, N. C. It bears date December 17, 1759. 

He bequeatht to wife Mary all houshold goods excepting one bed which waz 
'my Brother Rileys' also gave his wife hiz hors and sadl ; gave to hiz mother 
Mary Slocumb (second wife ov hiz father) one fether bed 'which waz my 
Brother Rileys'; also gave 'my cattle and all my property to my sister [?] 
Sarahs Estate.' "Item I give and Bequeath unto my cousin Joseph Slocumb 
[iv. ov Family i E] my money which lies in John Donelsons hands for I sold 
him my Land on Nuse River and my mare and my gun. I bequeath to my 
Cousin John Charles Slocum [ii ov Family i E] a gun which was my Brother 
Josephs." 'All his other Estate' waz given to hiz 'beloved wife.' 

$ The Wil ov this 'Joseph Slocumb' iz at Newbern, N. C, and in it he iz 
styld 'of the County of Craven and Parish of Christs Church.' It reads in 
part as folos: . . "Item. I give and Bequeath to my beloved Brother Riley 
Slocumb my Land as I have a deed for from William Smith lying on the East 
Side of Slocumbs Creek to him and his heirs or assigns forever. Item. My 



24 THE SLOCUMBS OF AMERICA 

IE IB 

JosiAS^ Slocumb {John,- Anthony,'^) waz smal when hiz father 
died in 1722. See Wil ov his father ante page 21. He marid Eliz- 
abeth, dauter ov 'Harmonous Hullbrooke' whoz Wil, in the Secretary 
ov State's ofis, Raleigh, N. C, made March 6, 1783-84, mentions hiz 
name. Hiz children, perhaps not all born in the order here givn, 
•wtx: 

I F. i. Samuel; record ov birth, mar. or deth not found. 

I G. ii. John Charles. 'The Teacher.' Movd to Georgia. 

iii. Seth ; first appears in record az grante ov deed to 200 akers ov 
land in Duplin Co., N. C, by the 'N. E. branch of Cape Fear 
River.' This deed is between the dates ov 1759 and 1761, and 
waz witnest by hiz brothers John C. and Joseph Slocumb. The 
next record found ov him iz in the Secretary ov State's ofis Col- 
umbia, South Carolina, which shows that he located 112 akers ov 
land in Granville County, S. C, and that the Grant waz isued 
12 July, 1771. The next record iz in the Secretary ov State's 
ofis Atlanta, Georgia, showing he waz granted 100 akers ov land 
in St. George's Parish, acros the Savannah River from the abov 
Grant, in 1771; also 100 akers in same place in 1774, and that 
he sold 100 akers 2 May, 1773, to Jonathan Kemp ov same Parish. 
St. George's Parish then included at least the prezent Burke, 
Jefferson, and Screven, countiz. Fire destroyd the records ov 
Burke County in 1852; and the records ov Beaufort wer de- 
stroyd in the Civil War. The last record found naming hira 
shows him a rezident ov Burke Co., Ga., and loyal to the King 
ov England, 28 Sept., 1774. 

I H. iv. Joseph; m. Jane . Livd in Sampson County, N. C. 



IF IE 

Samuel* Slocumb (Josias,^ John,- Anthony,^) ov Duplin County, 
North Carolina, resevd 6 May, 1752, the first deed to land given in 
this County. It waz from John Williams ov Craven County, and 
for 100 akers ov land. He also dealt in land and in Duplin County, 
as folos: Bought 200 akers 29 May, 1761; 640 akers for £90 i 

will and pleasure is that all the rest of my Estate be it in what Species Soever 
after my lawfuU Debts and funeral Charges be paid be Equally devided be- 
tween my two Brothers James Winn and Riley Slocumb, and further more my 
will and Desire is that James Winn and Riley Slocumb be Impower to Execute 
this my Last will and Testament as witness my hand and Seal this thirteenth 
Day of November one thousand Seven hundred and fifty Nine." 

This Wil waz provd in Newbern, in the October Superior Court, 1760; 
'and on motion it was ordered that Mary Slocumb have Administration on the 
said Estate.' . 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 25 

August, 1762. He sold: 100 akers 13 October, 1759; also land 
3 May, 1762. His Wil waz made 25 November, 1767. It waz 
witnest by hiz brother Joseph ; his brother John Charles Slocumb and 
hiz wife Mildred Slocumb ar namd as Executors. The estat waz 
given to hiz 'wife and children' the latter not namd individually. 
Children, perhaps not born in the order givn, viz : 

753. i. Samuel. Mar. Ann Beck. Died about 1820. 
756. ii. David; m. 2nd Martha Nash; bur. Carmi, 111. 

iii. John. Died in White County, 111., about 1822, unm. 



IG IE 

John Charles* Slocumb (Josias,^ John,^ Anthony,'^) a planter 
in Dobbs County, North Carolina, gave deed 20 September, 1766, to 
200 akers ov land "on the north side of Goshen Swamp, being part 
of the land granted to the said John Charles Slocumb by the King's 
Patent bearing date April 26, 1764." This deed waz witnest by hiz 
brother Joseph and wife Jane. He gave deed 17 April, 1766, to 200 
akers in Duplin County to hiz brother Joseph who then livd in Dup- 
lin, He resevd deed 20 July, 1768, to 270 akers in Duplin, and he 
waz then styld 'a planter of Duplin County.' He waz Executor, 
with Mildred Stephens, ov the estat ov hiz brother Samuel, and 
6 October, 1770, they deeded 200 akers ov the estat's land in Duplin 
County, hiz brother Joseph being a witnes. It haz been intimated 
to the writer that this John Charles Slocum waz a teacher, and gave 
land on which to conduct a 'Colonial School.' It seems probabl that 
he movd hiz family southward, perhaps to Georgia. Children, per- 
haps not born in the order givn, viz: 

I J. i. John Charles, b. 24 May, 1761. Livd in Georgia. 

ii. EzEKiEL. One report reads that "these people married, if at all, 
late in life and had few, if any, children." 



IH IE 

Joseph* Slocumb {Josias,^ John,- Anthony,^) ov Duplin County, 
North Carolina, resevd 17 April, 1766, deed to 200 akers ov land in 
said County, He and wife Jane witnest 20 September, 1766, a deed 
by hiz brother John Charles Slocumb, He witnest hiz brother 
Samuel's Wil 25 November, 1767; also a deed ov sale 6 October, 
1770, ov land belonging to hiz late brother Samuel's estat. He gave 



26 THE SLOCUMBS OF AMERICA 

deed to land 29 September, 1783. Witnest deed to land 20 August, 
1793) givn by Ezekiel Slocumb ov Wayne County, N. C. Gave deed 
to land 10 January, 1796, which hiz son Joseph signd az witnes. 
The 13 February, 1796, he and hiz children each signd a guarnty 
deed for two negros sold to the Thorntons. The First Federal 
Census ov North Carolina, 1790, shows hiz family then as "Two 
Free White Males over sixteen years of age; One Free White under 
sixteen; Three Free White Females; and Three Slaves. Residence, 
Sampson County, N. C." Children : 

i. Joseph; over sixteen years ov aj in 1790. 

ii. Daughter, who marid Thomas Strickland. 

iii. Linda; over sixteen years ov aj in the year 1790. 

iv. Riley; les than 16 yrs. old in First Federal Census. 



IJ IG- 

JoHX Charles^ Slocumb {John C.,^ Josios,^ John,- Anthony,^) 
born 24 May, 1761, in Dobbs County, North Carolina. "He went 
to Georgia az a soldier, a Captain ( ?) in the Revolutionary War and 
served under General Nathaniel Greene." Remaining ther, he marid 
Lydia Reaves 23 August, 1787. They setld in Jones County, and 
ther died, he 23 October, 1845, and wer burid in hiz Family Burying 
Ground near Clinton. They wer not members ov Church. The old 
family home was destroyed by fire years ago, with records ; but a copy 
was carid to Macon befor the fire. Children: 

1 K. i. David, b. 31 Dec, 1788; m. Sara Stripling, 1810. 

ii. John Charles, born 26 Jan., 1790; died 15 October, 1803. 
I L. iii. William, b. i6 Dec, 1792; m. Nancy Brown Nov., 1814. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. 19 Nov., 1794; ra. Joseph Brown 20 Dec, 1810, and 

had a larj number ov children, 
v. Susanna, b. 5 Aug., 1797; m. Zealous Brown 29 Jan., 1818, and 
had several children. 
I .M. vi. Joseph, b. 8 Dec, 1800; m. Nancy Diggs Oct., 1827. 

vii. Mary, b. 17 Apr., 1802; m. William Wood in Jan., 1835. They 
rezided in Jones Co., Ga. Had thre children, sons, two ov whom, 
John and Jackson, d. childles. The other, Journigan, m. Lydia 
Giles and had five children, one namd William. 
I N. viii. Ezekiel, b. 17 Sep., 1804; m. Mary Miller, April, 1837. 
I P. ix. Jesse, b. 24 Jan., 1807; m. Jane Huckabee; m. 2nd Scott. 

X. Lee Reaves, b. 7 Nov., 1810; m. Elizabeth Moore 22 Jan., 1836. 
They rezided in Jones Co., Ga. His Wil waz made in 1875. It 
nams az heirs, a dauter Missouri wife ov Wheeler; and 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 2^ 

sons Joseph L., William F., and Lewis J. Probably two children 
died previus to 1875. 
I Q. xi. Stephen, b. 18 Sep., 1813; m. Sara E. Lowe May, 1844. 



IK IJ 

David^ Slocumb {John C./ John C./ Josias,^ John,- Anthony,'^) 
waz born 31 December, 1788, near Clinton, Jones County, Georgia; 
and ther he rezided until his deth. His Wil waz dated 31 July, 
1857. He marid Sara Stripling 3 December, 18 10. A planter 
(farmer). Children, perhaps not all born in the order givn, viz: 

i. A\x; mar. ist Thompson and had two sons. Mar. and 

Summers and had one son. 

ii. Rebecca; mar. Moses Stripling and 'raised a large family of boys 
and girls.' No further report resevd. 

iii. Martha; mar. Aaron Stripling and raizd two sons and one dauter. 
Names and addresez not reported. 

iv. Mary; mar. John Barfield and 'raised onK^ one child to be grown, 
a daughter, who mar. and went to Texas.' 
I R. V. William, b. in year 1818; m. Sara Johnson. 

vi. John S , b. ; m. Emily Holiday who d. young; m. second 

Emma Bradley. Children, by ist wife: A son D M 

who m. and had children George L., Margaret Ophelia, 

Mary Martha, Emma Lorena, John Irvin, Grover Cleveland, 
Jennie Leala, and Susan Edna. Perhaps ther waz another child, 
or mor by 1st wife. By and wife: George B. and Sara L. who 
1906 liv at Bradley, Ga. 



IL IJ 
William*^ Slocumb {John C./ John C./ Josias/ John/ Anthony^) 
waz born 16 December, 1792, in Jones County, Georgia. He marid 
10 November, 18 14, Nancy Brown ov the same place, but born in 
Hancock County. They movd to Monroe County; to Newton; and 
to Crawford County, Georgia, wher they died, and wer burid, he in 
May, 1872, she 12 August, 1876. A farmer. Children, perhaps 
not all born in the order givn, viz: 

I S. i. Camelia, b. 7 May, 1817; m. Francis O'Kelley 1834. 
I T. ii. John Charles, b. 1819? m. Irene Miller; d. in 1865. 

iii. ZiLPHA, b. in Newton Co., Ga. Mar. Harper. Livd in 

Atlanta, 
iv. Mary, b. 15 Feb., 1827, in Newton Co. Mar. la Jan., 1845, W. W. 
Sigman. Livd at Logansville, and at Hopkins, Walton Co., Ga. 
I U. v. Stephen Henry, born in Newton Co., Georgia. Died . 



28 THE SLOCUMBS OF AMERICA 

vi. Jesse Lee, born in Newton County, Georgia. Died young. i 

vii. Sara, born in Newton County, Georgia. Marid Brooks. 

Livd in Selma, Alabama, in the year 1892. 

viii. Jane, b. in Newton Co., Ga. Mar. Wells. Died . 

I V. ix. William J., b. 27 Sep., 1836; m. Victoria E. Williamson. 



IM IJ 

Joseph" Slocumb (John C./ John C./ Josias/ John/ Anthony/) 
was born 8 December, 1800, at the prezent Slocumb, Jones County, 
Georgia. He marid in Walton County in 1827, Nancy Diggs, born 
8 May, 18 10, in North Carolina, dauter ov David and Rachel 
(Churchil) Diggs, A farmer. Children: 

i. Eliza; marid Thompson. She died 17 August, 1905, at their 

home near Conyers, Georgia, without children, 
ii. Lee, born 15 July, 1833; m. Eliza Johnson in 1861. He died in 
August, 1863. Had one son who died young. 

iii. Eveline. Resides 1907 with bro. John J., unmarid. 

iv. John Jav, b. 16 June, 1839, in Walton Co., Ga. Mar. 28 Apr., 
1875, in Rockdale Co., Rachel Stow, b. 26 Feb., 1846, in Franklin 
Co., dau. ov Berry and Emily (Chandler) Stow. A farmer in 
Milstead District, Rockdale Co. Address 1907, Conyers, Ga. 
Children: i. Rose, b. ii Feb., 1876; m. Stewart Yarbray 16 
Sep., 1894; d. 6 Sep., 1899, at Porterdale; bur. at Philadelphia 

Church. 2. Vennie, b. 30 Sep., 1877; "i- • 3- Elizabeth, b. 

II Jan., 1879; at home unmar. 4. Eve, b. 11 Mar., 1881; m. 

. 5. Joseph Lee, b. 25 Oct., 1883; m. . A farmer near 

Conyers, Ga. 6. Berry, b. 21 Feb., 1886. 

V. Mary, b. 24 March, 1841; m. Isaiah Moon in 1862. They rezide 
1907 on a farm near Conyers, Ga. Children: Alonzo and Lewis. 



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Ezekiel" Slocumb (John C./ John C./ Josias/ John,- Anthony'^) 
was born 17 September, 1804, in Jones County, Georgia. He marid 
13 April, 1837, Mary Miller who waz born 23 May, 1821, in the 
same county. They setld on a farm in Webster County, Georgia, 
uher he died 16 May, 1872. He waz burid from the Primitiv Bap- 
tist Church, ov which he and wife wer members, at Turkey Creek 
near their home. Children: 

i. Sara Ann, b. 6 March, 1839; m. Beasley. Livd at Parrott, 

Terrell County, Georgia, in 1892. 
ii. Charles William, b. 29 Nov., 1841, on a farm in Jones Co., Ga. 
He servd az a soldier in the Confederate Army. Mar. 7 Mar., 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 29 

1867, in Webster Co., Melissa Rice, b. 7 Mar., 1838, in De Kalb 
Co., dau. ov C. H. and Asenath (Leveret). They rezided in 
Webster Co., 1892, with P. O. Parrott, Ga. Methodists. Children: 
I. Robert E. Lee, b. Nov., 1867. 2. Kathrin, b. 13 Aug., 1870. 

3. Martha B., b. 5 Mar., 1876. 4. Asenath, b. 21 June, 1878. 
iii. Stephen Warren, born 15 May, 1843. He died a soldier in the 

Confederate Army, Civil War ov 1861-65. Waz burid at Turkey 

Creek, Ga. 
iv. Louise Jane, b. 28 September, 1845; m. Averett, Livd at 

Rush, Webster County, Georgia, in 1892. 

V. Susan Melvina, b. ; m. Beasley. 

vi. James K. Polk, b. 2 April, 1850. m. 

vii. Mary Cordelia, b. 23 July, 1852; m. near Weston, Webster Co., 

Ga., 19 Nov., 1874, James Nathaniel Bush. They rezided 1892 

at Graves, Terrell Co., Ga. Children: i. Ernest Linwood, b. 

187s, in Stewart Co. 2. James Justice, b. 1877, near Shelman, 

Randolph Co. 3. Thomas Kindred, b. 1879, in Stewart Co. 

4. William Wardlaw, b. 1881. 5. Mary Beatrice, b. 1884; d. 
i886 in Terrell Co. Bur. at Chickasawhatche Church near Daw- 
son. 6. Madison Slocumb, b. 1887. 7. Susan Amanda, b. 1889. 
8. Sara Anne, b. 1891. 

viii. Henry Madison, b. i8 Nov., 1854; m. . 

ix. John Breckenridge Buchanan, b. 22 May, 1857; m. 

X. George Washington, b. i December, i860; m. . 

xi. Frances Victoria, b. 23 Aug., 1862; m. Harden (?) 



IP IJ 

Jesse*^ Slocumb {John C.;' John C./ Josias,^ John,- Anthony,'^) 
waz born at Slocumb, Jones County, Georgia, 24 January, 1807. He 
marid 23 December, 1827, Jane Huckabee, born 18 February, 1807, 
and rezided in Baker County, Georgia, wher she died. He waz 
marid second to widow Lucy A. Scott. He died in November, 1872, 
on a farm near Leary, Georgia. Children : 

I W. i. Louise E., b. 10 January, 1829; m. Isaac B. Griffin. 

ii. Patience A., b. 23 Nov., 1831; m. (Mc?)Cauley? 

iii. Matilda Eveline, b. 21 Feb., 1834; m. Thompson? 

I Y. iv. Augustus J., b. 4 July, 1835; m. Sara E. Doke. 

v. Irene C, b. 18 March, 1836. No mar. data reported. 

vi. Charles M., born 3 September, 1839. 

vii. Alleny S., b. 14 May, 1842. No further report, 

viii. Jane J., born 3 October, 1845; m. Chambles ? 

Children by second marij : 

ix. Alice, born ; m. Daniels ? 



30 THE SLOCUMBS OF AMERICA 

X. Jesse Eugene, b. 13 Feb., 1865; m. his cousin Lena Lydia Sanders, 
Fam. I Q, 15 Sep., 1886, and had children: i. Howell Earl, b. 
16 July, 1887. 2. Jessie Lena, b. 5 June, 1890. Rezided in 
Macon in 1892. 



IQ IJ 

Judge Stephen Slocumb {John C./ John C./ Josias/ John,- 
Anthony,^) waz born 18 September, 18 13, at Slocumb, Jones Count)^ 
Georgia, and waz ther reard. He went to Bibb County wher he 
dwelt some time; then dwelt in Crawford County and, late in life 
returnd to Macon wher he died 2 October, 1882. He waz marid 
28 May, 1844, to Sara Eleanor Lowe, born 28 November, 181 1, 
dauter ov John and Patience (Powell) Lowe. She died 24 January, 
1879, and waz burid, also her husband, at Mount Paran Church, 
Crawford Countj^ Stephen Slocumb had very meger opportunity 
for attending school ; but he made good use ov every opportunity for 
improving hiz mind, and he gaind a larj fund ov information. He 
waz Judge ov the Inferior Court ov Crawford County several years. 
Waz five feet and ten inches in stature, had very dark hair, and fair 
complexion. Children: 

i. Albert Demetrius, b. 12 September, 1845. Was drownd 24 June, 
1854, in Echeconne Creek; burid at Mt. Paran. 

ii. Patience Lydia, b. 30 Sept., 1847; m. George W. R. Sanders 21 
Dec, 1865. Four children wer born to them, thre dying 'very 
young.' Lena Lydia, b. 6 Feb., 1869, m. Jesse Eugene Slocumb, 
X ov Family i P. 

iii. John Charles, b. 17 Mch., 1849; d. 27 Nov., 1854; bur. Mt. 
Paran. 

iv. S.'VRA Emma, b. 22 April, 1854. She resided in Macon, Ga., un- 
marid in 1892, when she contributed much to this record. Leters 
since sent to her and her relativs at Macon hav been returnd, 
endorst 'cannot be found.' 



IR IK 

William" Slocumb (David/' John C.;' John C./ Josias,^ John/ 
Anthony/) waz born in the 3Tar 1818, in Jones County, Georgia, 
near the prezent Slocumb Postofis. He marid ther in 1844 Miss 
Sara Johnson. They setld on a farm at Slocumb and ther died, he 
in 1882. A Methodist; and a soldier in the Confederat Army in 
Civil War ov 1861-65. Children: 
1 Z. i. James W., b. 23 Dec, 1845; m. M. C. Bryant. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 3I 

ii. William Madison, b. ; d. , unmarid. 

iii. Mary Louise, b. ; died young. 

iZi. iv. David H., b. 8 Feb., 1852; m. Cordelia E. Finney. 

V. Nancy Elizabeth; m. William J. Wood. They rezided at the 
homestead. P. O. Slocumb, Ga. Had one child, Lillian, who 
mar. Ponder Childs, and rezides in Augusta, Ga. 
vi. Sara Rebecca; m. ist James Butler, and had one child, Maud 
Slocumb. Sara R. mar. 2nd John D. Wood, brother ov her 
sister Nancy's husband, and grandson ov her grandfather David's 
sister Mary, Family i J. They rezide 1907 at Wayside, Jones 
Co., Ga. 
vii. John Thomas. Died 1901. His widow d. 1905. They left chil- 
dren: 1. Mary Lee, m. Walter Nathaniel Hart. 2. Thomas 
Dee. 3. Elizabeth. 4. Burk, all rezlding 1907 in Macon, Ga. 



IS IL 

Camelia' Slocomb {William J^ John C.J' John C/ Josias,^ John,^ 
Anthony J^) waz born 7 May, 1817, near the prezent Slocumb Postofis, 
Jones County, Georgia. She waz marid 10 April, 1834, in Newton 
County, to Francis* O'Kelley born 30 August, 18 15, son ov James^ 
and Eda (Tribble) O'Kelley (James W.- and Delila, Josiah^). 
They setld on a farm with Postofis Hopkins, Walton County, 
Georgia, Children, born, and died, in Walton County, Ga. : 

i. James William O'Kelley, b. 27 June, 1836; d. 27 Aug., 1864. 

ii. Delila Jane Tribble O'Kelley, b. 19 July, 1838. 

iii. JosiAH Mercer O'Kelley, b. 23 Apr., 1840; d. 17 June, 1866. 

iv. Eda Collins O'Kelley, b. 23 May, 1842; d. 8 May, 1867. 



IT IL 

John Charles' Slocumb {William,^ John C./" John C* Josias,^ 

John,- Anthony J) waz born in Jones County, Georgia, 18 September, 

1 819? Waz marid 21 September, 1840, to Irene Miller also born 

in Jones County. They movd to Newton County, Georgia, in 1842. 

He waz a farmer; died in 1865 near Notasulga, Macon County, 

Alabama, ajd forty-six years. Hiz widow is yet, 1907, living ther, 

ajd eighty-thre j'ears. Many ov the older Slocumbs wer Primitiv 

Baptists; the later ones ar in the Methodist Episcopal Church. 

Children: 

i. Louise Lively, b. 21 Oct., 1841, Clinton, Jones Co., Ga. Mar. 3 
Mar., 1858, in Newton Co., Andrew L. J. Hodge, b. ther 26 Feb., 
1838, son ov Andrew Thomas and Nancy (Harwell) Hodge. 



32 THE SLOCUMBS OF AMERICA 

He waz a farmer; died 13 Nov., 1906, at Hayston, Ga., wher she 
rezides 1907. Children, 1st b. in Newton Co., Ga.: 

1. Augusta Rose, b. 20 Oct., i860; m. M. J. M. Lunsford. 
Rezide at Hayston, Ga., 1907. Children: i. Edna Earl. 
2. Ernest Linwood. 3. Herman Hodge. 4. John Ezel. 5. Rose 
Lee. 6. Wilbur Earl. 

2. Frances Vlala, b. 31 Aug., 1863, in Notasulga, Ala. Mar. 
G. A. Hutchins. She d. 25 Mch., 1906, at Hayston, Ga., and 
waz ther burid. Children, all rezide 1907 in Atlanta, Ga., viz: 
I. Sara Mary. 2. Henrietta Elene. 3. George Ransom. 4. 
Frederick Clark, b. 3 Sep., 1895; d. 23 Oct., 1896, in Atlanta; 
bur. in Covington, wher born. 5. Ethel Louise. 6. Tobey Ralph. 

ii. William Stephen, b. 23 Dec, 1843; m. Laura Greenway ov 
Auburn, Ala., wher they 1907 rezide. Children: i. John Green- 
way, d. aged 24 yrs. 2. Dr. Carey, d. ajd 25 yrs. at Centerville, 
Ala. 3. Hartwell Tamor, rezides at Columbus, Ga., aj 25 yrs. 
in 1907. 4. Winfield, d. at aj ov 16 yrs. at Auburn. 

iii. Robert Edwin, b. 18 Nov., 1845; m. Gertrude Mines ov Fort 

Valley, Ga., wher she waz b. 1851. She d. . He m. 2nd 

Frances E. Cameron, b. i86r, at Notasulga, Alabama, wher they 
rezide 1907. Hiz living children ar: i, Fletcher M., a farmer 
near Tuskegee, Ala. 2. Col. Robert Gideon, a lawyer at Bir- 
mingham. 3. James D., a merchant, Montgomery, Ala. 4. 
Charlton M., merchant, Notasulga, Ala. 5. Gertrude, at Tus- 
kegee. 

iv. Marshal Howard, b. i8 Jan., 1848; m. Annette Stockbridge ov 
Knoxville, Ga. They ther d., she in 1895, he Nov., 1906, (at 
Roberta ?) wher ther bur. Children: i. Minerva, 1907 teach- 
ing in Knoxville. 2. Dessie; m. Iverson (Jefferson ?) her 2nd 
cousin, son ov W. J. Slocumb (i V ?). She d. in 1903. 3. 
Lydia Louise. 4. John William. 5. Laura, 1907, rezide at 
Knoxville, Ga. 

V. Angeline C, b. 18 Sep., 1850; m. J. Frank Thompson May, 1899. 
They rezide at Shady Dale, Ga., 1907. No children. 

vi. Emma, b. 23 Nov., 1853. At Notasulga, 1907. 

vii. Herschel Venus, b. 28 May, 1858; m. Laura Stallinger in 1878. 
A carpenter. D. 16 Mar., 1907, in Covington, Ga., wher his 
widow rezides; waz bur. in Starrsville. Children: 

1. Homer V., b. i Aug., 1880, in Morgan Co., Ga. ; m. 30 
Nov., 1902, at Covington, Julia Confer, b. 18 Apr., 1882, in South 
Ga., dau. ov John I-ewis and Miss (Leveret) Confer. He iz a 
mechanic in Atlanta, Ga., 1907. Children: Frances Louise, b. 
22 Sep., 1903, in Covington, and Margaret Naoma, b. 26 Mar., 
1907, in Atlanta. 

2. Farish Furman, b. 12 July, 1885. A carij painter in Atlanta 
in 1906, in Savanna, 1907. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 33 

3. Candler, b. 12 Sep., 1890. Livs with his mother in Coving- 
ton, 1906. This family write their surname Slocum. 
viii. Frances U., b. 9 Apr., i860; m. William A. Skinner in 1874. 

Children: i. Nellie, m. Harwell ov Starrsville, Ga. 

2. Morlin Truman; m. Bessie Jenkins ov Atlanta; d. ajd 24 yrs. 
at Covington, Ga. 3. Howard Harold; m. Bertha Smith ov 

Oxford, Ga. 4. Agnes Irene; m. Harwel ov Atlanta. 

5. Cecelia Gladys. 6. Myrtle. 7. Flora, d. at the aj ov two 
yrs. 



lU IL 

Stephen Henry" Slocumb {William,^ John C./ John C./ 
Josias/ John/ Anthony/) waz born in Newton County, Georgia, 
in 1813 (?) and, like hiz brother John Charles, went to Alabama. 
Here at Mount Pleasant he met, and marid Margaret Lynott Hutton, 
eldest dauter ov G. W. Hutton ov Albany, New York, and great- 
grand dauter ov Colonel Sheppard ov North Carolina. They rezided 
at Mount Pleasant, Ala., until about thre months after the birth ov 
their fifth child, when they movd to Pensacola, Forida, wher he died 
in 1878 ( ?) ajd sixty-five years. He waz State Inspector ov Timber. 
Children : 

i. Susan Rutledge; died at the aj ov 18 months. 

ii. and iii. Sons ; died under the aj ov two months. 

iv. Margaret Bryan ; died at the aj ov two years. 

V. George John, b. at Mt. Pleasant, Ala., and waz reard from the aj 
ov thre months in Pensacola, Florida, wher he waz living in 
1892. He iz cald Captain, but the sors ov the titl haz not been 
reported. In 1892 he waz Public Custodian ov Timber. No 
report ov marij. 

vi. Lena, b. five years later than her brother George J. In her leter 
dated 29 Jan., 1892, giving the abov record, she writes ov 'my- 
self Elizabeth Ashford' but signs the letter 'Lena Slocumb.' 



IV IL 

William Jernigan" Slocumb {PFilliam/ John C./ John C./ 
Josias/ John,- Anthony/) waz born in Newton County, Georgia, 
27 September, 1836. Waz marid 6 May, 1857, to Victoria E., 
dauter ov Reuben Jeffers Williamson and hiz wife Sara Pascal 
Glover, ov Crawford County wher they wer marid, and wher she 
waz born 27 July, 1840. They setld on a farm in Crawford County, 



(4) 



34 THE SLOCUMRS OF AMERICA 

with Postofis in the near by Byron, Houston County, Georgia. 
Children, all born in the same hous, viz: 

i. Eugenia Antoinette, b. 27 Feb., 1858. Marid Comsey ? 

Rezided at Sandy Point, Georgia, in 1892. 
il. Elizabeth Ann, born i September, 1859. Died ; was burid 

at Paran. 

iii. John Charles, b. 27 Jan., 1861; d. ; bur. at Paran. 

iv. Reuben William, b. 22 Oct., 1862; m. Mary Louise Newberr\', b. 

in Bibb Co., dau. ov Henry and Anna (Balcom). He iz a 

machinist. They rezided at Birmingham, Ala., in 1892, with 

one child William Cleveland, b. . 

V. Nancy Camelia, born 27 January, 1866; marid Newberry. 

Rezided at Lizella, Ga., in 1892. 
vi. Sara Elizabeth, b. 13 Feb., 1868. At Byron, 1892. 
vii. George Washington, b. 20 June, 1870. At Byron, 1892. 
viii. Edward Monroe, b. 14 Feb., 1872. He workt for the L. and N. 

Ry. in Birmingham, Ala., in 1892. 
ix. Augustus Cicero, b. 28 Feb., 1874. At Byron, 1892. 
X. Benjamin Franklin, b. 18 Jan., 1876, near Byron. 
xi. Jefferson Harris, b. 13 July, 1877, near Byron. 
xii. Samuel Hazelton, b. 15 Sept., 1879, near Byron, 
xiii. Stephen Albert, b. 15 Oct., 1881, near Byron, Ga. 



IW IP 

Louise Elizabeth' Slocumb (Jcsse,^ John C./ John C.,* Josias,^ 
John^ Anthony ^^ waz born 10 January, 1829, in Jones County, 
Georgia, near Macon. She waz marid in Milford, Baker County, 
to Isaac Blount Griffin born 11 January, 18 17, near Greenville, 
North Carolina, son ov Thomas and Mourning (Frizzell) Griffin. 
Children: 

i. W. J. Griffin, b. 20 June, 1847, in Baker Co., Ga. Ad. 1907, 
Leary. 

ii. J. W. Griffin, b. 14 Jan., 1851. Died 13 May, 1886, at Colmes- 
neil, Texas. 

iii. F. p. Griffin, b. 11 April, 1853. Ad. 1907, Leary, Ga. 

iv. Seabon Griffin, bor?i 6 July, 1855, in Calhoun County, Georgia. 
Died in hiz infancy. 

V. T. J. Griffin, b. 4 Dec, 1857. Ad. 1907, Leary, Ga. 

vi. Sara Jane Griffin, b. 3 Aug., i860; m. 18 Mar., 1877, Isaac 
Henry Jackson, b. 4 Dec, 1853. A merchant 1907 at Colmes- 
neil, Texas. Members ov Baptist Ch. All wer educated in the 
Public Schools. Children: i. Ernest Isaac, b. 2 Feb., 1877; m. 
15 Feb., 1905, Wannie Myrtle Jones, b. 2 July, i88o. Real es- 
tate dealer. 2. Richard Elmer, b. 12 Aug., 1880; m. 26 June, 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 35 

1907, Velma Ophelia Byrum, b. 14 Sep., 1886. An A. F. and 
A. M., and O. R. C. Occupation Ry. train conductor. 3. Henry 
Earl, b. 4 Dec, 1889. 4. Muyrine Eloise, b. 27 Sep., 1896. 

vii. Louise Isadore Griffin^ b. 22 July, 1865, in Calhoun Co., Ga. 
Mar. 21 Jan., 1883, John Marion Daniel, b. 27 Oct., i860; d. 
6 June, 1885. She m. 2nd 31 Mar., 1887, Jerome Twitchel Terr}', 
b. 12 Jan., 1844. They ar members ov Methodist Ch. They and 
children educated in Public Schools. Rezided 1906 at Beaumont, 
Texas; 1907, at Colmesneil ? Children: i. Jerome Thomas 
Terry, b. 27 Oct., 1888; attended Public School and South East 
Texas College. 2. Frank Orin Terry, b. 3 Mar., 1891. 3. Don- 
ovan Terry, b. Sep., 1893. 

viii. John A. Griffin, b. 8 Dec, 1867. Ad. 1907, Donalsonville, Ga. 
ix. A Child, unnamd; died at, or near, birth. 



lY IP 

Augustus Jefferson" Slocumb {JesseJ^ John C/ John C* 
Josias,^ John/ Anthony/) waz born 4 July, 1835. He marid 6 July, 
1854, Sara Elizabeth Dolce. They rezided in Baker County, Georgia, 
wher all their children wer born. He enlisted as a soldier in Co. E, 
51st Regiment Georgia Volunteers, and servd in the Confederate 
Army thruout the Civil War. In this War he suferd great hardships 
and exposurs, and returnd home to die 23 November, 1865. Hiz 
widovi^ movd her young children to Florida in the winter ov 1866. 
Children : 

i. Laura Jane, b. 22 April, 1856; m. James P. Abbott 5 Dec, 1869. 
Address 1907, Live Oak, Florida. 
1Z2. ii. Jesse Lumkin, b. 12 Aug., 1858; m. Louise L Scott, 1876. 
iii. Jefferson Davis, b. 17 September, 1861 ; d. 3 June, 1864. 
iv. John Augustus, b. 3 Sep., 1863; died in Sept., 1872. 

V. William Ernest L., born 22 December, 1865; m. . He d. 21 

Jan., 1906, leaving a widow, and children: i. Olive May, b. 
1901. 2. Mary, b. 1903. 



IZ IE 

James Walker^ Slocumb {William/ David/ John C./ John 
C./ Josias/ John/ Anthony/) waz born 23 December, 1845, near 
the prezent Slocumb Postofis Jones County, Georgia, wher he yet 
1907 resevs his mail. He waz a soldier in the Confederat Army in 

the Civil War ov 1861-65; marid in 1866 M C Bryant. 

She died in 1898. James W. writes in 1906: "Some of our family 



36 THE SLOCUMBS OF AMERICA 

have held political offices such as Members of the General Assembly, 
Sheriff, etc. We are not given to office hunting. We are a plain 
even-going, live-at-home folks; renowned for no great gifts or grans. 
No lunatics, suicides, or convicts. I have never known a Slocumb to 
be imprisoned." Children, perhaps not all born in the order givn, 
viz: 

i. Charles Augustus; m. Martha Virginia Summers. They rezide 
1906 at Irby, Tift Co., Ga. Children: i. Leona James. 2. 
Augustus Nicholas. 3. Mary Ethel. 4. Sara Melissa. 5. Charles 
Percy. 6. William Ernest. 7. Thomas Emery. 

ii. William James, b. ; m. Elizabeth James. They rezide at 

Slocumb, Ga. Children; i. Beatrice Elizabeth. 2. Annie 
James. 

iii. John E., b. ; m. Jane Spearman. They rezide 1906 at Round 

Oak, Ga., with one child living, Perry Lamar. 

iv. A Daughter. v. A Son. Died in their infancy. 



IZl IE 

David Henry^ Slocumb {PFilliam,'' David,^ John C/ John C.J^ 
Josias,^ John,- Anthony,^) waz born at Slocumb, Jones County, 
Georgia, 8 February, 1852; waz marid in this County to Cordelia 
Eudora, dauter ov James and Julia (Morris) Finney ov Mount Zion 
wher she waz born. Hiz report waz resevd 5 April, 1894, from his 
home in Barnesville, Pike County, Georgia, wher he waz operating 
a composit mil, including public Cotton Gin, Wood Sawing and 
Spliting Forms. Since then he haz movd to Macon, Ga. Children: 

i. Margaret Dee, born 20 October, 1878. 

ii. GoY, born 10 June, i88o; died . 

iii. Henry Lamor, born 28 December, 1881. 

iv. Clifjokd William, born 8 December, 1884. 

V. Ar'JHGR Gleen, born 3 February, 1887. 

vi. Julia, born 20 November, 1888. 

vii. David Madison, born i May, 1890; died. 



1Z2 lY 

Jesse Lumkin^ Slocumb (Augustus J.,~ Jesse,^ John C./ John 
C* Josias/ John/ Anthony/) waz born 12 August, 1858, in Baker 
County, Georgia, and reard from the aj ov six years in northern 
Florida. He iz an inteligent farmer in Alachua County, Florida, 
with postofis at Fort White acres the line. Is a member ov the 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 37 

Christian Church. He marid i October, 1876, Louise Irene Scott, 
and haz children : 

i. Augustus Jefferson, b. 4 July, 1877; m. 28 Mar., 1906, Ethel M. 

demons. A telegrapher and agent for the Seaboard Air Line 

Ry., 1907 at Trenton, Fla. 
ii. John Davis, b. 9 Apr., 1879; m. 3 Aug., 1902, Bertha Lacquey. 

A merchant. They rezide 1907 at Trenton, Fla. Children: 

I. Lena, b. 22 Jan., 1904; d. June, 1904. 2. Jessie Jewel, b. 26 

July, 1905. 
iii. Mary Magdeline, b. 9 Oct., 1881 ; m. 5 Jan., 1903, Lee J. Sumner, 

a farmed- at Emerson, Fla. Children : Charlotte Irene, and John 

Lawton. 
iv. Minerva Lee, b. 25 Apr., 1884; m. 21 Sep., 1902, Jesse J. demons 

who d. 19 Feb., 1903. A child, Jessie Ruth, waz b. 3 Aug., 1903.. 

The widow and child rezide with her father. 
V. Emma, b. 28 Feb., 1887; died 23 March, 1887. 
vi. Simeon Roberts, b. 30 Aug., 1888, Alachua Co., Fla. 
vii. William Otis, born in Alachua Co., Fla., 8 July, 1892. 
viii. IsLA Lois, born 24 Feb., 1895, in Alachua Co., Fla. 
ix. Arthur Scott, born in Alachua Co., Fla., 14 Jan., 1901. 
X. Jesse L., twin, b. 14 Jan., 1901; d. 14 July, 1901. 
xi. Ruby L, born 23 January, 1904, Alachua Co., Fla. 



2 (2) 

GlLES^ Slocum^ {Anthony) waz born in Somersetshire (?) Eng- 
land. He setld in Portsmouth Township, now in Newport County, 
Rhode Island, I March, 1638, or befor, and he ther reard a family 
ov nine children. He obtaind from hiz father rights in Taunton, 
a few miles northeast ov Portsmouth, and sold them to Nicholas 
White, senior, previus to 25 May, 1680, Hiz accumulations ov land 
in Rhode Island, and Dartmouth, now Massachusetts, wer larj, and 
most ov hiz children setld ther. He also accumulated land at and to 
the northward ov the prezent Long Branch, New Jersey, wher hiz 
sons John (4) and Nathaniel (7) setld.* Record ov his son 
Samuel (9) after hiz father's deth, haz not been found. It iz prob- 
abl that he, like many ov the later generations, waz a seafaring man ; 
and perhaps he and children wer lost at sea, or died at some obscure 
port on the Atlantic coast. j>i ^^ . <^^ I p , il 

* See Giles" Slocum's Skech, Wil, etc., volyme i. pp. 36-41. 



38 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

3A (3) 

Jacob^ Mott {Jacob- and luife Joanna" Slocuin, Giles/ 

Anthony,^) born 1675, marid about 1704 Rest ov the same 

Township ov Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Their dauter Mary Mott, 
born 25 February, 1708, marid 18 February, 1739, Nathaniel Greene 
ov Warwick Township, now in Kent County, R. I. Their son 
Nathaniel Greene, born 27 May, 1742, in Potowhommet, Warwick, 
R. I., became the noted Revolutionary General in the American Army. 
Hiz ansestors, ov both lines, wer prominent members ov the Sosiety 
ov Friends, hiz father being a leading minister; and he waz from 
infancy environd in hiz father's home by quiet unostentatious lives. 
He waz taught to work on hiz father's farm, at hiz anchor forj, and 
in hiz smal flouring mil; and here he saw much ov the scaterd rural 
peopl, also ov the mor adventuresom ones engajd in coasting trade 
about Narraganset Bay and wider waters. He waz studius and be- 
came interested in history, English and ancient; mathematics, law, 
and the moral and political fazes ov the time. He waz also fond ov 
reading books on war. When the occasion oferd he waz prepard 
to be a leader. He waz chozen member ov the Rhode Island Assem- 
bly in 1770, and to the great scandal ov hiz fello Quakers he waz 
among the first to engaj in the military considerations preparatory to 
rezisting the unwiz impozitions ov Great Britain, the mother country. 
In 1774 Nathaniel Greene enlisted az a privat soldier, and in 1775 
he waz appointed to command the Rhode Island soldiers at Boston, 
with the rank ov Brigadier General. He fulfild every duty so wel 
that he waz promoted to Major General in the patriot army in 1776; 
and az such he distinguisht himself in the engajments with the British 
forses at Trenton, Princeton, Brandyw^ine ; and az Commander ov 
the Army ov the South. Congress prezented him a medal, and 
Georgia and the Carolinas made him valuabl grants ov land. He 
haz been esteemd second only to Washington az a military com- 
mander. At the clos ov the Revolutionary War he returnd to quiet 
life in Rhode Island, but made visits to the South. The place ov hiz 
deth, which occurd 19 July, 1786, and ov hiz burial, wer subjects ov 
inquiry by the Society ov Cincinnati and, after due serch hiz bones, 
debre ov his coffin, and butons ov hiz uniform, wer found in igoi 
in a Savannah, Georgia, cemetery vault. 

The servis ov this patriot with Slocum blood, and the servlses ov 
many ov the name Slocum in every one ov the wars ov their country, 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 39 

afford studiz in patriotism; also in the influens ov heredity and envi- 
ronment, over both ov which patriotism haz generally rizn suprem. 



14A (14) 

Ann^ Slocum (Giles/ Giles J^ Giles,- Anthony/) waz born 17th 
ov Third Month, 1707, in Portsmouth Township, Rhode Island. 
She marid 9th ov 12 mo., 1725, John* Stanton born 7th ov 7 mo., 
1700, in Portsmouth (son ov John", born 1673, and Elizabeth 
(Clarke) Stanton, John,- Robert^). She marid 2nd — Easton (?) 
Children : 

i. John Stanton, b. 17th ov 2nd mo., 1727; d. in 1728. 

ii. Ann Stanton, born 5th ov 7th month, 1728. 

iii. John Stanton, b. 24th ov 10 mo., 1730; d. ov Smalpox in 1785. 

iv. Elizabeth Stanton, b. 2nd 9 mo., 1733; d. 24th 7 mo., 1810. 

V. Giles Stanton, nth 7 mo., 1734; died at raidl aj. 

vi. Sara Stanton, born 24th ov 5th month, 1738. 



17 A (17) 

Mercy^ Slocum (Giles/ Ebenezer/ Giles/ Anthony/) born in 
1726, in Warwick, Rhode Island; marid 9 February, 1752, Captain 
John Spencer, a great-grandson ov John Spencer, a first setler in East 
Greenwich, R. I., in 1677. 



28 A (28) 

Eleazer^ Slocum (Ebenezer/ Eleazer/ Giles/ Anthony/) was 
born 7 May, 1742, in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massa- 
chusetts, and waz laterly reard in Tiverton, Rhode Island. He re- 
zided in Hampshire County, ^lassachusetts, in 1777, in which year 
he waz a soldier in the Continental Army under Captain John 
Hamilton and Colonel John Moseley for the defens ov Newport. 
He also servd under Col. Nathan Sparrowhawk at Saratoga.* Hiz 
ansestors wer members ov the Sosiety ov Friends, opposd to war; 
and he evidently repented ov hiz enlistment az we find hiz name among 
the "Families, etc., Embarked on Board the Union Transport . . 
Begun at Huntington Bay April nth, and Compleated April 16, 
1783," for St. John, New Brunswick. He waz accompanid by hiz 
family consisting ov hiz wife Thankful, and dauter then 'over ten 

* See the Massachusetts Revolutionary War Rolls. 



^.O THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

j^ars of age' also by hiz nephew Ebenezer" Slocum and most ov hiz 
family, 132.* Eleazer waz styld a seaman, from Massachusetts; 
waz very muscular and, posesing the strength ov a jiant, he waz 
widely known thruout hiz life. He died at Waterboro, Queens 
County, New Brunswick, Canada, in 1827, leving one child, viz: 
28 A I. i. Jerusha, b. abt. 1770; m. Archelaus Hammond. 



28A1 28A 
Jerusha® Slocum {Eleazer,^ Ehenezer,'' Eleazer^ Giles,- An- 
thony,^) waz born about the year 1770, probably in Massachusetts. 
She marid in New Brunswick Archelaus Hammond a desendant ov 
Simon Hammond one ov the New England Pilgrims. They setld in 
the Province wher marid. If they had dauters their names hav not 
been reported. Their sons wer: 

i. Lathrop Hammond; marid Bathsheba Jocelin. He became a 
Baptist Minister. Several ov their sons came to the United 
States. 

ii. Archelaus Hammond; mar. Elizabeth, dau. ov Abraham Close 
an ofiser in the British Army. Their desendants, or many ov 
them, setld in Van Buren, Maine, U. S. 

iii. Simon Hammond,; mar. Joanna Jocelin and had children; 
I. Judah, who first dwelt in Kingsclere, N. B., then went to 
New York City wher he practist law, and became judge ov 
the Marine Court. He had one son and one dauter. 2. An- 

* drew, went to Van Riiron, ^Te. 3. Mary. 4. Simon, and 

5. Priscilla, livd in Kingsclere, and 6. Cook, went to Van 
Buren, Me. 
28 A 2. iv. Judah Hammond, b. 1802 ? mar. Caroline Cunningham in N. B. 



28A2 28A1 
Capt. Judah Hammond (Archelaus, and Jerusha'^ Slocum) waz 
born about the year 1802 in New Brunswick. He marid in 1826, in 
Queensbury, N. B., Caroline Cunningham, born abo\it 1804, dauter 
ov Captain Cunningham. Judah waz a master mariner with home 
in Kingsclere, York County, N. B. They died, she in 1857', ^^ in 
1892. Children: 

i. Anne Hammond, b. 1827; m. in 1849 John Kilburn ov Macua- 
quac, N. B. Their living children in 1906 ar: i. Dr. Frank. 

* See Riosrraph'tcal Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution, etc.. 
by Lorenzo Sabin ; two volumes 8 vo, Boston, 1864. Also The N. E. His. and 
Gen. Register Vol. xlviii, pp. 72, 73. 




CAPTAIN EBENEZER SLOCUM 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 4 1 

Presque Isle, Me. 2. Hiram, Ft. Fairfield, Me. 3. Albert, 

Macuaquac, N. B. 4. Ernest, Missoula, Montana, U. S. 

5. Mrs. W. White, Nashwaak, N. B. 6. Mrs. Charles R. 

Gunter, Lower Queensburg, N. B. Thre children ov Anne ar 

deceast. 
28 A 3. ii. Eleazer Slocum Hammond, b. 1828; m. Sara C. Kilburn. 

iii. Bradford Hammond, b. 1830 ? Dwelt in Van Buren, Me. 

Thre children, 
iv. Joanna Hammond, b. 1832 ? Dwelt Eureka, Calif. Eight 

children. 
V. Mary Hammond, b. 1835 ? Dwelt Houlton, Me. Thre children, 
vi. Page Hammond, b. 1839 ? Dwelt in Wisconsin. No children, 
vii. Margaret Hammond, b. 1841 ? Dwelt Florenceville, N. B. 

Thre children, 
viii. Henry Hammond, b. 1843 ? Dwelt St. John, N. B. Two chil- 
dren. 
ix. Maria Hammond, b. 1845. Dwelt at Prince William, N. B. 

Two children. 



28A3 28A2 

Eleazer Slocum® Hammond {Judah/ Archelaus and Jerusha^ 
Slocum) waz born in the year 1828 in the Province ov New Bruns- 
wick, Canada. He marid ther in 1851 Sara C. Kilburn, desendant 
ov a welthy Englishman with larj landed estat in the West India 
Hands. Isaac Kilburn, her grandfather, an ofiser in the British 
Army, waz kild in servis by the explosion ov a magazin. He left 
only one son Francis Kilburn who setld in New Brunswick. Eleazer 
S. Hammond dwelt in Kingsclere, and laterly at Spring Hill, N. B. 
Children : 

i. Eliza Hammond, b. 1852; m. Henry Perley in 1875. Dwelt in 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada, without children, 
ii. Cook Hammond, b. 1854; m. 1879, Ella Worden. He died in 1881 

leving one son, Tourney, ov the Inland Revenu Ofis, Winnepeg, 

Manitoba, 
iii. Bertha Hammond, b. i860; m. in 1882 Tabor Everet. They 

dwelt in Lower French Village, N. B., with eight children. 



28B (28) 

Capt. Ebenezer^ Slocum {Ebenezer,^ Eleazer? Giles,^ An- 
thony,^) waz born 26 May, 1750 (?) in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, 
or Tiverton, Rhode Island. Hiz ansestors wer members ov the 
Sosiety ov Friends in New England befor hiz birth, and hiz parents 



42 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

wer prominent in this Society. See Volume I, page 72. Notwith- 
standing the teachings ov this Sosiety against strife and war, Eben- 
ezer, the twelfth child ov this family, waz the third son to break 
away from the pasiiic teachings, and enter the Revolutionary War. 
See 28 A and 67. He was early advanst to a lutenancy in the 
Second Company ov Tiverton soldiers in 1775-76; and waz member 
ov a Rhode Island Regiment in 1781.* He waz marid (?) 4 June, 
1778, to widow Rebecca (Burgess) Briggs ov Dartmouth. Contin- 
uing in the army, he became Captain in Colonel John Cooke's Regi- 
ment in July, 1778; and waz approvd in Tiverton 2 April, 1779.! 

The name Ebenezer Slocum also appears with grade ov Seaman, 
on the 'Muster and Pay Roll ov the Officers and Crew ov the Massa- 
chusetts State Sloop Winthropf time ov entry 2 August, 1782; time 
ov discharj 30 August, 1782. This enlistment waz^nr special servis. 
With the recorded occupation ov Mariner, he waz marid second ( ?) 
in the East Church by Rev. Dr. Bentley at Salem, Massachusetts, 
II September, 1791, to Sara^ Becket (dauter ov William* and wife 
Mary Murray, son ov Retire^ and wife Hanna Graves ( ?) ov 

Beverly, son ov William- and Hanna , son ov John^ Becket, 

born 1626, died 26 November, 1683, at Salem). Captain Slocum 
became Master of the skoner Industry ov 96 tons rejister at Salem. 
The records show that "Ebenezer Slocum was appointed an Acting 
Gunner in the United States Navy on the 22nd day of April, 1799, 
and ordered to the General Green on the same date. His warrant 
was forwarded to Captain Perry on April, 22, 1799. On April, 30, 
1799, he accepted his appointment of Acting Gunner, and on July 7, 
1 801, his resignation was accepted." He waz a volunteer on board 
the armd privat skoner Helen which saild from Salem 12 November, 
1 8 12, in quest ov the British Liverpool packet. He waz later capturd 
by the British and held prisoner ov war on the Shannon by Captain 
Broke, who sent him ashor at Marblehead 30 April, 1813, with a 
challenj to Captain Lawrence ov the U. S. Frigat Chesapeake in 
Boston Harbor. Captain Slocum could not arriv, however, befor the 
Chesapeake movd out to engaj the Shannon.% 

The records in Salem, Mass., show that he waz appointed In- 
spector ov Customs ther in 1828 and continued az such til sometime 

* See The Rhode Island Colonial Records. 

t See The Massachusetts Muster Rolls of the Revolutionary War. 

t See A History of the United States Navy by Edgar Stanton Maclay. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 43 

in the year 1839. He died 'of dropsy' at Salem, Mass., in 1843, and 
waz ther burid in Harmony Grove Cemetery, wher his grave marker 
shows some discrepancy in dates. Children, by first wife ( ?) : 

i. Mary; date ov birth and later record not found. 

Children by second wife (?) 

28 B I. ii. Ebenezer, b. 14 Jan., 1793 ; m. Harriet Masury, 

iii. William; died ov fever in 1795, ajd ten months. 'They have 
one child, a son, left.' Essex Historical Collections. 

iv. Sara, born . She died about 1859, unmarid. 

V. William; died at Salem in i8oo ov dysentery, ajd 13 months. 
'They have two children left, one male.' Essex Historical 
Collections. 
28 B 2. vi. Anstis, b. 24 Dec, 1805; m. William Hunt, 1831. 
28 B 3. vii. Samuel W., b. 14 Nov., 1807; m. Mary W. Putnam. 



28B1 28B 

Ebenezer*' Slocum (Ebenezer/ Ebenezer/ Eleazer/ Giles,"^ An- 
thony,^) waz born 14 January, 1793, in Salem, Massachusetts. 
Marid Harriet Masury. He waz a member ov the Salem Light In- 
fantry Company ov Militia 17 February, 1825, according to the 
Essex Institute Historical Collections. He died at Salem 14 Novem- 
ber, 1864. They had children, viz: 

i. Sara Ann, b. 18 Dec, 1817; m. Joseph H. Hanson 29 Apr., 1841. 
They died, she 22 Feb., 1886, he 17 Feb., 1890. Children: 

1. Susan Howard, b. 22 Jan., 1842; d. 6 Dec, 1879. 

2. Emil)', b. 19 Apr., 1844; m. 24 Apr., 1872, Thomas Booth 
Kerlin ov Philadelphia. 

3. Albert Hoil Hanson, b. 24 Oct., 1846; m. 11 Sep., 1871, Sara 
P. Tinker who d. 23 July, 1878. Children: 1. Mary Packard, 

b. 15 Jan., 1875. 2. Albert Hoil, b. ; m. Josephine Osgood 

12 June, 1883, and had Rosalia Emerton, b. 24 May, 1884, and 
Joseph Osgood, b. 23 Dec, . 

4. Arthur S., b. 31 Dec, 1850; m. 23 Sep., 1874, Elizabeth P. 
Osgood. 

5. Clara, b. 4 June, 1853; m. 9 June, 1880, Hamilton R. Hagar. 
ii. William B. B., b. 15 September, 1820; died same day. 

iii. William Bentley, b. 25 April, 1822, in Salem, Mass. 

IV. Harriet Louise, born 20 March, 1824; marid Israel Howe, and 

had child William Thorndike Howe, b. 20 October, 1848. 

V. Samuel, born 12 Oct., 1826; died 18 May, 1830 (?) 
vi. Ebenezer R., born ix July, 1829, in Salem., Mass. 
vii. Samuel W., born in Salem, Mass., 19 October, 1832. 



44 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

viii. Anstis Hunt, born 29 Aug., 1835, in Salem, Mass. 
ix. Mary W. P., b. 16 April, 1837; m. George H. Stone 4 June, 1863. 

She died 25 Feb., 1867 ? Children: i. ; 2. William T. 

Howe Stone, b. 24 May, 1866. 



28B2 28B 

Anstis^ Slocuai {Ebenezer,^ Ehenezer,^ Eleazer,^ Giles/- An- 
thony,'^) born 24 December, 1805, in Salem, Massachusetts, marid 
William Hunt, a merchant in that city, 24 March, 1831. She died 
II February, 1867. Children, perhaps not all born in the order givn, 
viz: 

i. Mary Dean Hunt; m. Caleb Walter* Hersey (son ov Caleb' and 
wife Mehitable Hale Spofford, son ov Jonathan" and wife Ruth 
Nichols, son ov Ebed° and wife Rebecca Gushing, son ov Jona- 
than* and wife Lydia Cushing, son ov Joshua' and wife Sara 
Hawke, son ov William' and Rebecca Chubbuck, son ov William' 

Hersey and Elizabeth ov Hingham, Mass., in 1635). Caleb 

W. Hersey and wife setld in Haverhill, Mass. They hav two 
children: Walter Hunt, and Mary Slocum. No dates reported. 
They hav manifested much interest in the writer's genealogical 
work, and contributed materially to this record. 

ii. Sara Becket Hunt, b. 10 Dec, 1834; m. George Franklin Putnam 
19 Jan., i860. They setld in Boston. Children: i. Anstis Hunt 
Putnam, b. 13 Nov., i860. 2. Mary Ellen, b. 21 July, 1862; d. 
21 May, 1866. 3. George Jacob, b. 18 Feb., 1867. 4. Sara Hunt, 
b. 21 July, 1868; m. Frederic C. DeVeau 26 Nov., 1889. 

iii. William Dean Hunt, born 28 March, 1841; marid Emma Knight. 
He died in June, 1892. 

iv. Lewis Hunt, born 23 December, 1843; died November, 1893. He 
marid Ellen Wallace, and had four children; not reported. 



28B3 28B 

Samuel W.° Slocum {Ebenezer,^ Ebenezer* Eleazer^ Giles,' 
Anthony,^) waz born 14 November, 1807, in Salem, Massachusetts. 
He waz beinj^; prepard for college when his father suferd financial 
embarasment, and he went to New York City instead, at the aj ov 
sixteen j^ears. He found employment in a mercantile hous, and after 
about ten years experiens, he became member ov the firm ov Putnam 
and Slocum, Shiping Merchants. This firm and one other wer the 
only ones that did not ask indulgens ov their creditors after the great 
fire ov 1835. Their account books wer mostly destroyd by the fire. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 45 

but Samuel wrote others from the fragments and hiz memory, that 
wer satisfactory to al partiz. He marid in 1833 Mary W. Putnam, 
dauter ov Nathaniel Putnam, then ov New York City, but formerly 
ov Danvers, Massachusetts. She died in 1840. He marid second, 
in 1842, Lydia Waters Putnam, sister ov his first wife. They died 
at their home in Brooklin, New York, he 15 January, 1869; she 10 
April, 1884. Children, by first wife: 

i. William Cheever. Died at the aj ov 19 years. 

ii. Frank Putnam, b. 16 Mar., 1836, New York City; m. 24 June, 
1868, in Brooklyn, Frances Russel Barstow, b. 27 July, 1845, dau. 
ov Henry W. and M. L. (Brewer). A hardwar merchant; d. 
June, 1873, in Minneapolis, Minn., wher his children wer born, 
viz: I. Samuel Wilson, b. 7 Nov., 1869. 2. Herbert Putnam, 
b. 31 May, 1872. 3. Katherin Bailey, b. 13 Dec, 1875; al rezid- 
ing 1890 in Rutherford, New Jersey. 

ill. Mary Warner Putnam; died in the year 1840. 

iv. Samuel Wilson; died in 1840, with his mother. 

Children by second wife : 

V. Mary Warner Putnam, b. 1844, in St. Louis, Mo., during "visit ov 
the family ther. She waz marid in 1865 at her father's home in 
Brooklyn, N. Y., to Frank D. Barstow ov Massachusetts. They 
setld in Brooklyn. Children: i. William Slocum, b. 15 Feb., 
i866. He waz graduated A.B. with honor at Columbia College, 
1887. In 1900 he waz Gen. Supt. Edison Elec. 111. Co., Brooklyn, 
Sec'y Assn. ov Edison 111. Co. ov U. S., Vice Pres. Elec. Section 
Brooklyn Institute, Memb. Bd. ov Examiners Am. Inst, ov Elec. 
Engineers; and in 1906 Pres. N. Y. Elec. Soc'y- 2. Lydia Put- 
nam, b. 2 March, 1869. Waz graduated with honor at the 
Adelphi Academy, Brooklyn. 



34A (34) (747) 

Capt. William'' Slocum (John/ John* Giles,^ Giles/ An- 
thony/) waz born in North Kingston, Rhode Island. He waz ex- 
ecutor ov hiz father's estat in December, 1784. Like many, if not 
most, ov the 3-oung men in that State previus to the manufacturing 
era, he went to sea; waz recorded in the Census of Rhode Island in 
1774 az a rezident ov Newport with houshold ov seven heads — one 
male over and thre under the aj ov sixteen years, and one femal over 
and two under sixteen. We next find him recorded az a Master 
Mariner in New York City, wher he died in the year 1820 or '21, 



46 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

leving a wife Elizabeth. See Volume I, pajez 75, 76, 554. The 
names ov but two ov his children hav been found, viz: 

i. Israel, sometimes writn Israel Stocum, died in New York City 
in 1801. His estat waz administerd ther by hiz father 3 Oct., 
1801. 
34 A I. ii. William; m. Margaret ; d. about 1840. 



34A1 34A 

William" Slocum {William,^ John^ John,'*' Giles,^ Giles/ An- 
thony,'^) waz born in Rhode Island, at sea, or in New York City. 
He died in this City previus to the year 1843, leving a widow Marga- 
ret ( ?) See Volume I, page 554. He administerd hiz father's estat 
in New York 4 January, 1822. The name 'William Slocum painter' 
occurs in the directoriz ov New York from 1824 til 184 1. He may 
hav been a seafaring man in early life, like hiz father and other near 
relativs. It is reported by hiz grandson Edward, 34 A 2, that he died 
at sea, and that he had four sons, thre ov whom wer lost at sea in 
early life. Only the name ov the son who survived haz been prezervd, 
viz: 

34 A 2. i. Vernam, b. in N. Y. or at sea ; m. Ann Bizzel. 



34A2 34A1 



Capt. Vernam^ Slocum {William,' William,'^ John,^ John,^ 
Giles,^ Giles,^ Anthony,^) waz born in New York City, or at sea. 
He marid Ann Bizzel, born in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, dau- 
ter ov John and Ruth (Congdon) Bizzel. He became a Master Mar- 
iner. The last time he waz seen by hiz family and friends waz when 
he saild from Newport to be lost at sea in early life. Hiz widow 
marid Ezekiel Gardner ov Exeter, R, I., and had two children by 
him. Captain Slocum had children, viz: 

i. Benjamin; d. in childhood, at Newport, R. I. 

ii. Edward, b. 15 May, 1808; m. Maria Card ov N. Kingston wher 
she waz b. 5 Mar., 1810, dau. ov Philip and Elizabeth (Helm). 
A Baptist minister; had one child, William Vernam, b. 27 Dec, 
1836, in Warwick, R. I.; m. Lydia F. Johnson 3 Nov., 1864, dau. 
ov Henry T. and Diana (Nichols) ov Coventry. They rezided 
1892 in Phenix, R. I., wher he haz taught Public School, and 
servd az Justis ov the Peace. Children: i. Edward L., b. 28 
Apr., 1866. 2. Nellie M., b. 13 May, 1874; d. 20 Nov., 1876. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 47 

iii. Frances A., b. 5 Nov., 1809, in Newport; m. 16 May, 1836, Ray 
W. Atwood ov Warwick wher he was b. 16 Apr., 1789, and wher 
they d., he 5 Aug., 1861, she Jan., 1889. Children: i. John W., 
b. 21 Mar., 1842; d. 4 Aug., 1843. 2. Dauter, b. and d. 28 Feb., 
1844. 3. Caleb Ray, b. 13 Feb., 1847; d. 5 Aug., 1861. 4. Edwin 
G., b. 30 Apr., 1849; d. 6 June, 1850, al in Warwick, R. I. 



36A (36) 

Peleg® Slocum {Samuel,^ Samuel J^ Ehenezer? Giles ^ Anthony^) 
waz born 28 January, 1749, in Jamestown, Rhode Island. Marid 

Priscilla (reported to the writer as Priscia and Prusia). He 

waz a soldier in the War ov 1812; and one report reads that he ther 
died. Children : 

i. Philip. Livd in Oswego, and Syracuse, N. Y. 
(771). ii. Peleg R., b. about 1796, in New York State. Hiz father d. when 
he waz young, and he went to liv with a 'half-brother' wher he 
lernd the blacksmith trade. He m. 7 May, 1817, Elizabeth 
Wooley, dau. ov Thomas. In 1842 they went to their dauter in 
Illinois, but returnd to their home in Skaneateles, N. Y., in 1846 
to tak care ov hiz mother. Here he d. ov kanser in 1859. Hiz 
widow d. in 1875. Children, perhaps not all born in the order 
givn, viz: 

1. Sara; m. 1841 in Oswego, N. Y. ; d. 1845 in Wisconsin, 
laving one child, Ann Eliza Wiltse. 

2. Eliza; m. 1844 in Illinois; d. ther 1858, leving one child 
Daniel McGraw. 

3. Emily, b. 15 Jan., 1820, Greenfield, N. Y. Mar. 25 Oct., 
1842, Stevenson. Rezided 1889 in Davenport, Iowa. 

4. George W., b. 1830; m. 1850 in Skaneateles; d. 1885 in 
Michigan. Children. Franklin, Daniel, Sara, and Cecilia. 

5. John B., b. 6 Nov., 1831, in Providence, Saratoga Co., 

N. Y. ; m. . Rezided at Skaneateles, N. Y. Children: 

I. Eliza M., b. 1856. 2. Seymour H., b. 1863. 3. John H., b. 
1871. 4. Lena Belle, b. 1878. 



39 A (39) 

Moses^ Slocum {Moses ^ Samuel,'' Ebenezer^ Giles r Anthony^) 
waz born in North Kingstown Township, Rhode Island, 7 March, 
1748, the same year hiz father died, according to hiz Wil then and 
ther provd. This Wil gave hiz father's name az Moses, a mariner, 
ov Exeter (hiz farm being just acros the line from hiz residens). 
This Wil gave to hiz son Moses "one hundred and twelve acres of 



48 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

land with a dwelling house thereon standing . . in Exeter afore- 
said . . he [Moses] paying unto his sister Mary £ioo." Moses 

marid and waz living in North Kingstown in the year 1774 

according to the sensus then takn showing hiz houshold waz composd 
ov thre heads, one male and one female over sixteen years ov aj, and 
one male under sixteen. It is reported that he afterward rezided in 
Newport, and that hiz deth rezulted from drowning. Hiz widow 

marid Mowry. She died 12 January, 1826. Child: 

39 A I. i. Benjamin, b. 3 March, 1772; m. ist Martha Teft. 



39A1 39A 

Benjamin'^ Slocum {Moses,^ Moses/ Satnuel* Ebenezer/ Gilesr' 
Anthony,'^) waz born in Newport, R. I., 3 March, 1772. He marid 
first in 1792 A'lartha Teft who waz born 7 March, 1771. He marid 
second Lydia Greene ov Connecticut. They died, he 25 April, 1854, 
she at Valley Falls, R. I., 17 October, 1872, ajd ninety years. Chil- 
dren by first wife: 

i. John P., b. 24 Sept., 1793; d. 20 Sept., 1842. He mar. Abigail 
Greene and went West. Children John and Thomas. 

ii. Frances, b. 3 Nov., 1795; d. an adult, .unmarid. 

iii. Lydia, b. 28 Sept., 1797; d. 26 June, 1880, in Connecticut. She 
mar. thris: ist . 2nd Richardson. 3rd Lester Ander- 
son ov Connecticut. No children. 

iv. Hanna, b. I May, 1799; d. in adult life, unmarid. 

v. Moses, b. 13 Nov., 1800. Was drownd at Valley Falls, R. L, 
15 March, 1825; unmarid. 

vi. Sara, b. 28 Feb., 1802; d. 25 Feb., 1875. She mar. twis; ist, 

Whipple, and had one child Albert who d. ; mar. 

2nd, Pierce and had one child, a dauter. 

vii. Benjamin, b. 20 May, 1803; d. 13 Sept., 1868. He mar. Harriet 

Arnold. One child, Stephen, b. 3 May, 1826 ? 
viii. Robert, b. 3 June, 1805; d. an adult, unmarid. 

ix. Stephen, b. 31 May, 1806; d. 1890, mar.; no children. 

Children, by wife Lydia Greene: 

X. Mary, b. 1808 ? d. 30 Dec, 1879. She mar. William Freeman 
ov Mass., and had several children, 
xi. Margaret, b. ii March, 1809; d. 19 June, 1880. She mar. John 

Dexter ov Cumberland, R. L, and had several children, 
xii. George S., b. 17 Nov., i8ir; d. 21 Jan., 1892, in Cumberland, 
R. I. He mar. Ann Smith ov Gloucester; she d. 22 Jan., 1892, 
without children. 
39A2. xiii. Samuel G., b. 2 March, 1814; d. 24 March, 1890. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 49 

39A3.xiv. William C, b. 1 April, 1816; d. 11 Jan., 1872. 

XV. Elizabeth Ann, b. 22 July, 1818; d. 21 Oct., 1819. 
xvi. Ann Eliza, b. 21 Sept., 1820; d. 22 Feb., 1823. 
xvii. Thomas G., b. i Oct., 1822; was drownd at Valley Falls 16 
May, 1829. 
xviii. Ann Eliza, b. 14 Jan., 1825; d. 15 May, 1887, in Coventry, R. I. 
She had children by husband Nathaniel Bates, viz: i. Lydia, 
d. young at Valley Falls. 2. Thonrias G., d. unmar. at Cov- 
entry 30 March, 1880, ajd 27 yrs., ii mos. and 18 days. 

3. Benjamin Bates, b. ; mar. Emma Hoxie and haz child, 

Bertha, P. O. Hope, R. I. 
39A4.xix. Albert \V., b. 25 Oct., 1827; mar. Mary M. Bates. 



39A2 39A1 

Samuel G.^ Slocum {Benjamin,' Moses, ^ Alotes,^ Samuel,^ 
Ebenezer/ Giles/ Anthony,^) waz born in Rhode Island 2 March, 
1814. He marid Frances Claflin ov Massachusetts; died in Cumber- 
land, R. I., 24 March, 1890. Children: 

i. James; d. in young manhood at Vallev Falls, R. I. 

ii. Nancy; died in early life in Smithfield, R. I. 

iii. Ellen M. ; died in her youth in Smithfield. 

iv. Sara, b. in Smithfield; mar. John Howard and had two children. 

Livd in New Jersey. 

V. Ellen M. ; died in early j'outh in Smithfield. 

vi. Mary E. ; died young in Smithfield Township, R. I. 

39 A 5. vii. RuFUS T., b. 4 Jan., 1849; m. Hanna Pierce, b. 1850. 

viii. Clara E. ; died in her youth in Smithfield, R. I. 

ix. Edward G., b. Smithfield ; d. young in N. Providence. 



39A3 39A1 
William C.^ Slocum {Benjamin," Moses/ Moses/ Samuel/ 
Ebenezer/ Giles/ Anthony/) waz born in Rhode Island I April, 
1816. He marid Amelia J. Davis. Died 11 January, 1872. They 
livd at Valley Falls in 1852, and at Cumberland? Children, perhaps 
not born in the order here givn : 

i. W'illiam Francis, b. 10 Jan., 1842, a deaf mute. Livd in Westerly 

in 1880; unmarid in 1892. 
ii. Patience E., b. 2 Dec, 1843, ^ deaf mute; mar. and had two 

children. She died . 

iii. Ellen Maria, b. 1847 ? m. Skinner and livd at Everett, Mass. 

iv. Clara E. ; died in her early youth, 
v. Mary A.; waz living in 1892, unmarid. 
vi. Son; died in 1851 from effects ov scalding. A deal mute. 

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50 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

39A4 39A1 

Albert Whipple'* Slocum {Benjamin,'' Moses, '^ Moses;' Sam- 
uelj* Ebenezer/ Giles,- Anthony,^) waz born in Rhode Island, 25 
October, 1827. He marid Mary M. Bates, and setld in Washington, 
Kent County, R. I. Children: 

i. Albert W., born and died in Cranston, R. I., in 1852. 

ii. Mary J., b. 1855 Valley Falls; d. 30 Sept., 1863, Coventry. 

iii. S.'iRA E., b. 25 March, 1858, in Coventry; d. ther 9 Aug., 1865. 

iv. Debora E., b. 30 April, 1862, in Coventry; d. ther 16 Aug., 1865. 

V. Harriet L., b. 2 Feb., 1865, in Coventry; rezided in Washington, 
R. I., unmarid in 1892. 

vi. Myrtle A., b. 9 Nov., 1866, in Coventry; mar. 12 April, 1885, 
Everet J. Shippe ov Foster, R. I. Children: i. Cora M., twin 
b. 31 Jan., 1886, d. 20 Sept., 1886; 2. Eudora E., twin, b. 31 
Jan., 1886. Addres Washington, R. I., in 1892. 



39A5 39A2 

RuFUS Thomas® Slocum {Samuel G.,^ Benjamin,'' Moses,^ 
Moses,^ Samuel,'^ Ebenezer,^ Giles,- Anthony,'^) waz born in Smith- 
field Township, Rhode Island, 4 January, 1849. He marid Hanna 
Pierce {nee Hoxie?) who waz ther born 3 June, 1850. She died 27 
November, 1905, He livd in Pawtucicet, R. L, in 1905, and then 
movd to Newark, New Jersey. Children : 

i. James Edward, b. 16 Sept., 1868, Scituate, R. I. P. O. Newark, 
N. J., 1906. 

ii. Benjamin Holborn, b. 29 Oct., 1870, Scituate; d. 13 May, 1888. 

iii. Minerva E., b. 12 Oct., 1872, Cumberland; d. 17 Nov., 1874. 

iv. Frances May, b. 12 Mch., 1875, in Cumberland; d. 26 Feb., 1902. 

v. RuFus Samuel, b. 21 Nov., 1878, in South Scituate, R. I. He mar. 
20 May, 1903, in Pawtucket, Elizabeth Whatmough, b. 19 Oct., 
1878, in Rockdale, Lancashire, Eng., dau. ov Benjamin and Mary 
(Cheetham) Whatmough. Rufus S. iz a milwright and carpen- 
ter in Pawtucket. Child: Horace Whatmough, b. 25 Oct., 1905. 

vi. Arthur Manning, b. 5 May, 1881, in Scituate; d. 2i Dec, 1901. 

vii. Annie E., born 5 Nov., 1883, in Scituate; d. 26 April, 1888. 
viii. John N., born 26 January, 1886, in Scituate; d. 8 May, 1887. 

ix. Emma Mabel, born 10 June, 1888, in Lincoln. P. O. Pawtucket 
in 1906. 

X. Willifred p., born 2 December, 1892, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 5 1 

41B (41B) 

Hon. Henry B. Anthony {William Anthony and wife Mary 
Knight Greene, Capt. James Greene and zvife Rebecca Pitman, James 
Greene and wife Desire^ Slocum, Hon. Giles,^ Rev. Ebenezer^ Giles,- 
Anthony,'^) born i April, 1815, in Coventry, Rhode Island; waz 
graduated in Brown University in 1833; edited The Providence 
Journal over twenty yerz from 1838. He made hiz influens felt and 
marcht rapidly forward in munisipal. State, and Nashonal politiks. 
He waz elekted Governor oy Rhode Island in 1849; was re-elekted 
for the next term, and deklind to be a kandidat further. He waz 
chozen to the United States Senat in 1859 az a Union Republikan; 
and waz kontinud in the Senat every term, being re-elekted in 1865, 
1 87 1, 1876, and in 1882, until his deth, which okurd 2 September, 
1882. During all thez yerz he waz prominent az a komite man, 
and in al important kweschons, altho he made fu formal adresez. 
He waz Prezident pro tem ov the Senat in 1869 and 1 871. 

He bekam welthy az a nuzpapr proprietor. He waz popular with 
hiz asoshiats, and in Washington sosiety. Az a bon vivant he waz 
in grat demand ; was a grat diner-out, and in making f elisitus after- 
dinner speches he waz surpast by fu persons. He rarly diskust 
politiks exsept during elekshon kampanz. 

He died in hiz rezidens in Providens, R. I., in a uremik konvulshon. 
Hiz funeral waz a notabl wun; atended by Prezident Arthur, the 
uzual komite ov U. S. Senators, Jujez ov the Supreme Kort, many 
other Federal Ofiserz, larj State delegashons, etc. 

He remand a bachelor. His Wil gav $200,000 to hiz sisterz, and 
$25,000 for publik purposes. 



42 (42) 
Samuel" Slocum {Samuel,^ Nathaniel,^ Giles/ Anthony/) waz 
born about the year 1718 near Long Branch, East New Jersey. He, 
marid ther Lydia Cook ( ?) whoz mother waz probably a Webley, 
They setld on a farm in their nativ Township ov Shrewsbury, and 
ther died. Children, perhaps not born in the order given, viz: 

743. i. Reuben; m. Susanna Cromwell; d. in Saratoga. 

42 A. ii. Ruth, b. 27 May, 1744; m. Richardus Cornwell. 

85. iii. Samuel; m. Susanna Slocum; 2nd Phebe Talmadge. 

(86). iv. William, b. 10 Jan., 1759; m. Hanna ; d. 1808. 

{87). V. Jesse, b. A. D., 1760; m. 2nd Elizabeth Burch; d. in 1822. 



52 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

42A 42 

Ruth*' SLOCUM(<S'rtm«£'// Samuel,^ Nathaniel,^ Giles,- Anthony,^) 
vvaz born in Shrewsbury Township, New Jersey. She movd to 
Duches County, New York, with her brothers. A Bible ther existing 
contains the foloing record: 

The Gift of my Honored Father [Richard] to his Richardus Cornwell, and 
after his decease to be given to his Richard who is prayed to study the same. 
Richardus Cornwell was born April 12 O. S. 1739, and married Ruth Slocum 
who was born the 27th day of May O. S. 1744. 

Richardus and Ruth continud to rezide in Beekman Tp., Duches 
Co., and ther he died 14 May, 1807. She died 20 February, 1813, 
in Westerlo, Albany Co., N. Y., in, or near, her brother Reuben's 
home. They had children: 

Samuel Cornwell, born 18 March, 1767, in Duches Co. 
Richard Cornwell, b. 20 Aug., 1770; d. 15 Aug., 1853. 
Elizabeth Cornwell, b. 22 Feb., 1772; m. Samuel Carey. They 
movd to Westerlo, N. Y. Their twin sons David and Samuel 
setld in Albany, and ther had familiz. She d. 8 Mar., 1842. 
Nancy Cornwell, b. 16 Mch., 1774; m. Thomas Burtis. 
Mary Cornwell, b. 16 May, 1776, in Beekman. 
Debora Cornwell, b. 31 Jan., 1780; m. Charles White. 
George Cornwell, b. 26 Jan., 1787; m. Maria White. 





1. 




ii 




iii 


42 A I. 


iv 




v 


42 A 2. 


vi. 


42 A 3. 


vii. 



42A1 42A 

Nancy" Cornwell {Richardus, Richard) born 16 March, 1774, 
in Beekman, Duches County, New York ; marid Thomas Burtis, born 
30 August, 1 771. They livd in La Grange, Duches County, and 
ther died, she 12 August, 1829; he 18 Januarj^ 1852. Children: 

i. Elizabeth Burtis, b. 1800; rn. Flagler; d. 1844. 

ii. Mahala Burtis, b. 1804; m. Charles Drake. She d. 8 Feb., 1861, 
in Trenton, N. J., leving a child, Nancy, who m. Charles Mead 
and had no child. 

iii. Katherin Burtis, b. 26 April, 1806; m. 28 Feb., 1833, Peter Dean, 
b. I Oct., 1793, son ov Daniel, b. 22 May, 1755, and Elizabeth 
Leavens, b. 9 Jan., 1756. They livd in La Grange. Thre 
children : 

I. Cromline Dean, b. 18 March, 1834, m. 30 May, 1867, Jane 
Skidmore, b. 30 April, 1836, dau. ov Andrew and Eliza (Wanjer) 
Skidmore and had two children: Anna E.," b. 17 Feb., 1871, 
m. Vincent Knapp ov Clove who d. 12 Jan., 1893; and Theron"* 
l^ean, born 12 Jan., 1877; waz a student at Cornell University. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 53 

2. Caroline" Dean, b. 1836, m. 4 Nov., 1867, Abraham Hyser 
ov La Grange. She d. leving child, Anna C." Hyser, b. 23 July, 
1874; m. 10 Oct., 1894, Walter Abel and had child, Edwin 
Dwight" Abel, b. at Clove. 

3. Theron' Dean, b. 6 Oct., 1838; d. 13 Aug., 1863. 

iv. Carey Burtis, b. i8o9(?) m. Phebe Ann Cornwell, b. 1813, dau. 
ov George and Maria (White) Cornwell (Fam. 42 A 3). They 
movd to Auburn, N. Y., wher Phebe Ann died 11 March, 1889. 
A son, Edwin C.'"" Burtis, m. 3 Dec, 1873, Nettie Lenhart and had 
children: i. Carey S.," b. 24 July, 1875; 2. Edwin C.,'" b. 11 
August, 1877; 3. Cornelia A.,'" b. 31 Aug., 1879; 4. Florence L.,'" 
b. 21 Sept., 1881. 

V. George C. Burtis; died 3 December, 1873. 

vi. Mary Burtis, born ; d. . 



42A2 42A 
Debora' Cornwell {Richardus, Richard) waz born 31 January, 
1780, in Beekman, Duches County, New York. She marid ther 18 
February, 1798, Charles White, born 26 April, 1781 (?) son ov 
Charles ov Mabbettsville (born 2 December, 1753; died 17 April, 
1822) and wife Elizabeth Doty ov Dover, born about 1758. Debora 
died 15 December, 1848. Children: 

i. Jacob White, born 1799; marid Pamela Carman, 

ii. Ruth White, born 1801; marid George Weeks. 

iii. George C. White, born 1804; marid Annis Youmans. 

iv. Elizabeth White, born 1806; marid Charles Seymour. 

V. Nancy White, born 1808; marid George Sparks, 

vi. Alfred White, born 1810; marid Eliza Brownell. 

42 A 4. vii. Charles White, b. 1812; m. Eleanor Pelser; d. 20 Nov., 1847. 

viii. Sara Maria White, born 1814; marid Isaac Tripp. 

ix. Debora White, born 1816; mar. Nathaniel Brownel; died in 

New York City 15 December, 1848; burid in Woodlawn. 

X. Cornelia White, born 1820; marid Nathaniel Brownel. 

xi. Samantha White, born 1820; marid Charles Sparks, 

xii. William White, born 1823; marid Sara Potter, dau. ov William. 



42A3 42A 
George' Cornwell {Richardus, Richard) woz born 26 January, 
1787, in Beekman, Duches County, New York. He inherited the 
Homestead farm ther, which he made his home. He marid 5 Novem- 
ber, 1809, Maria White, dauter ov Thomas ov Mabbettsville (born 
9 April, 1770; died 15 April, 1859) ^.nd wife Rebecca Vail, dauter 



54 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

ov Isaac (born 1741) and Lavinia Ketchani born 1745. George and 
Maria ther died, she, 13 September, 1889, ajd 98 years, 7 months and 
20 daj^s. Children : 

i. Egbert Cornwell, born 10 August, 1810; died 11 March, 1893. 
42 A I. ii. Phebe Ann Cornwell, b. 30 Oct., 1812; m. her cousin Carey 

Burtis. 
iii. Albert Cornwell, b. 30 Aug., 1816. Setid in New York City; 

m. 7 Oct., 1853, Sara Rebecca Van DeVere and had children: 

George, Thomas, and Frank who m. Beatrice VanDusen and 

had two dauters. 
iv. Hephziba Cornwei.l, b. 35 Jan., 1818; m. Benjamin H. Brink- 

erkof 5 Sept., 1848. She died 26 January, 1883. 
V. Thomas W. Cornwell, b. 8 Jan., 1820; m. ; died at Akron, 

Ohio, 10 June, 1892, without children. 



42A4 42A2 

Charles® White {Charles and Deborn' Cormvell, Richardus and 
wife Ruth^ Slocmn, Samuel,^ Samuel,'^ Nathaniel^'' Giles/ Anthony,^) 
vvoz born in Duches County, New York, 12 June, 1812. He went 
to New York City in hiz young manhood, and marid ther 24 May, 
1843, Eleanor Pelser, born ther 25 December, 1824, dauter ov Wil- 
liam Pelser, born 1797, and Sara Ann Stalter born 1800, died 1881. 
He died 13 December, 1889, and woz burid in Woodlawn Cemetery. 
Children: 

i. Frances A. White, b. i June, 1844; m. in New York City 26 Jan., 
1865, William Frederick Wilson, Attorny at Law, b. 8 May, 1843, 
son ov John, b. New York 28 March, 1813, and Sophia Hooker, 
b. in Battle, England, 30 Sept., 1821, dau. ov John and Sara 
(Peckham) Hooker. Mrs. Wilson waz much interested in the 
genealogy ov her iamWy. With great perseverans she gatherd 
and contributed, this account ov the desendants ov Ruth Slocum 
and Riciiardus Cornwell. She died 13 Sept., 1903, at her home 
in New York City. The children ov William F. and Frances A. 
Wilson ar: 1. Frances, born in 1866. 2. William Frederick, 
born in 1870; died n 1876. 3. John, born in 1872; died in 1875. 
4. Georgiana White, born in 1878. 5. J. Gilbert, b. 18 May, 
1884. 

ii. Debora Ann White, b. 29 Oct., 1845; m. 13 Oct., 1868, Theodore 
Lane. She died 20 Nov., 1889. Two children: i. Charles 
White Lane, b. 31 Oct., 1869; m. in 1893, Marguerite Nichols, 
and haz two children: Charles" White, b. in 1894, and Eleanor" 
White, b. 1896. 2. Eleanor Lane, b. 23 March, 1873; m. Ander- 
son Shaw. 

iii. Georgiana White, born 14 February, 1858, in New York. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES . 55 

58A (58) 

JoB° Slocum {John;' Eleazer,^ Giles r Anthony,^) woz born 20 
December, 1739, in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massa- 
chusetts. With hiz father's family he movd to Duches County, New 
York. He waz a great admirer ov the hors; and he became pecu- 
niarily interested in some ov the speediest horses ov his time and place. 
Being smal ov frame, and light in weight, he frequently rode the win- 
ing hors in the race. He is styld 'of the Oblong'* and woz in the 
militia servis at the time ov the Danbury, Connecticut, alarm, and 
raid ov the British 25 to 28 April, 1777. He woz taken prisoner by 
the enemy at this time, and carid to New York City wher he waz 
parold.t He died, unmarid in Dover Township, Duches County, 
New York, possest ov considerabl estat, ov both money and lands. 
His Wil woz dated 5 March, 18 13, and woz provd at Poughkeepsie 
10 February, 181 5. 



62 A (62) 

Charles'' Slocum {Charles,^ Ebenezer,^ Eleazer,^ Giles,- An- 
thony^) woz born about the year 1751 in Dartmouth Township, 
Bristol County, Massachusetts. He woz a soldier in the Revolu- 
tionary War; servd at Ticonderoga and in the militia.J Hiz later 
history is obscure ; it is supposd that he maried and rezided in the 
State ov New York for a time and then movd westward. Children, 
perhaps not born in the order givn, viz: 

62 A I. i. Job Warrev, born in 1816; marid Nancy Ann . 

ii. Thomas D., b. in Jennings Co., Ind. Rezided Alton, 111. 
iii. John James. Rezided in Alton, Illinois, 1906. 
iv. Milton Cass, b. in Fulton Co., 111. Rezided in Washington, 
Iowa, 1906. 

The foloing namd children ov one or mor ov the thre broth- 
ers next abuv namd hav been reported, but their parents wer 

* The term 'oblong' came from the infringement ov the Connecticut Charter 
ov 1662-64 over the New York boundary line. Being cald to account for this 
infringement, Connecticut ceded to New York a strip ov land 580 rods wide 
extending along the east side ov the countiz Duches, Putnam, and the north 
part ov Westchester, New York, comprizing 61,440 akers. This strip iz di- 
vided into two tiers ov square lots cald five hundred aker lots, tho exceding 
this amount. A Patent to this Oblong strip waz granted to the State ov New 
York. 

f Record of service of Connecticut Men in the War of the Revolution 

Hartford, 1889. 

t See Massachusetts Revolutionary War Rolls. 



56 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

not designated, viz: Reziding in Alton, III., in 1906: Warren 

Slocum; William; Elmer; Elizabeth, m. Mullen; and 

May, m. Elwel. Reziding at Cedar Rapids, la., Lulu B., 

m. Teeter. Reziding at Marion, la., Maude, m. 

Lutz. 

V. Eliz.abeth, b. at Swan Creek, 111. Mar. Pedicote. She 

rezided 1906 at Cedar Rapids, la., with children: Claud, Bert, 
Nellie, Henry and Norma. 



62A1 62A 



Job Warren" Slocum {Charles,'^ Charles,^ Ebenezer,^ Eleazer,^ 
Giles," Anthony,'^) woz born in the j^ear 1816 in the State ov New 

York. He marid Nancy Ann , born in Frankfort, Kentucky. 

They dwelt in Indiana, then movd westward, and in 1906 she rezided 
in Washington, Iowa. But one child haz been reported, viz: 

i. William Taylor, b. 12 Apr., 1843, in Indiana. He servd twis in 
the Civil War ov 1861-65; in Co. E, nth 111. Cav., and 83rd 111. 
Inf. He m. in Pontiac, 111., i Jan., 1873, Sara Frocine Keyes, b. 
10 Sep., 1855, at Swan Creek, HI., dau. ov Charles Clapp and 
Susan Dee (McCammon) Keyes. He iz a painter and paper 
hanger 1906 at Cedar Rapids, la. Is a member ov the G. A. R., 
Maccabees, Red Men, and Royal Reserve; Mrs. S. ov the W. 
R. C. The family ar members ov the U. B. Church. Children: 

1. Luella E., b. 19 , 1874; d. Apr., 1874, Pontiac, 111. 

2. E. Clyde, b. i June, 1875; m. 3 July, 1898, , and haz son 

Donald, b. 1901, Cedar Rapids, la. 3. Child, b. 9 Oct., 1878, 
d. 9 Oct., Pacific City, la. 4. Mary M., b. 13 Aug., 1882; m. 

25 Apr., 1904, Vaughn. 5. Albert Elmer, b. 15 Oct., 1891, 

at Cedar Rapids, la. 



66A (66) 

David" Slocum {Elijah,^ Ehenezer,^ Eleazer^ Giles ~ Anthony/) 
born 26 May, 1777, in Tiverton Township, Newport County, Rhode 
Island. He waz marid 6 July, 1806, by William Almy, Justice ov 
the Peace, to Rhoda Manchester, dauter ov Philip ov Tiverton. Tha 
had child (perhaps others) : 

i. David E. ; m. Susan Turner ov Little Compton, R. I. Tha had 
children: i. Mrs. Charles Ellis, in Providence, 1892; and 
2. James E., who m. about 1859, Ruth Clark ov Providence. 
She died i May, 1871, ajd 32 years, leving children, b. in Prov- 
idence, viz: 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 57 

1. Helena, b. 4 May, iii6o; m. Peter Marks in 1878, and had 
children: 1. Henrietta, b. 25 Aug., 1879. 2. Peter, b. 9 Dec, 
1 88 1. 3. Ruth, b. May, 1884. 

2. David, b. 6 Dec, 1861; m. 1891, Mrs. Mary E. Wallace, 
dau. ov Patrick and Maria (McDormoth) Kenny. 

3. Maud, b. 20 Aug., 1866; m. Charles Evarts, ov Providence. 
No children reported. 



67 (67) 

Capt. Edward" Slocum {Ebenezer* Eleazer,^ Giles,- Anthony,^) 
woz born 10 July, 1754, in or near Tiverton Township, Newport 
County, Rhode Island. Notwithstanding the precepts ov hiz parents, 
who wer prominent members ov the Sosiety ov Friends, and examples 
ov his ansestors in both lines for generations, he enlisted in the Revo- 
lutionary Army (as did two ov hiz brothers) and at the cloz ov the 
war he became a charter member ov the Sosiety ov Cincinnati az 
shown by the foloing articl to which he subscribd his name, viz: 

Cantonment of American Army on Hudson's River, May loth, 1783. 

The officers of the American Army having generally been taken from the 
citizens of America, possess high veneration for the character of that illus- 
trious Roman Lucius Qunitius Cincinnatus, and being resolved to follow his 
example by returning to their citizenship, they think they may with propriety 
denominate themselves The Society of Cincinnati. 

This Sosiety haz been kept in activ existens by the sucseding eldest 
male lineal desendants ov the charter memberz. The hereditary seat 
ov Captain Slocum haz continued vacant since hiz deth which occurd 
2 March, 1822, in Westfield, Massachusetts. Hiz children became 
scaterd early, and communication between them ceast. During the 
sumer ov 1906 the secretary ov this Sosiety for Rhode Island woz 
activ in correspondens to find the heir to the vacant chair, but without 
sucses. This Sosiety haz the foloing record ov Captain Slocum, viz: 

Entered Army May 8, 1775, as first sergeant Captain William Cook's Com- 
pany, Third Regiment Rhode Island Continental Infantry; was promoted to 
Ensign in same company June 18, 1775, and to Lieutenant June 28, 1775. He 
was in the Quebec Expedition of September, 1775, and at the siege of that city. 
He was in the second storming column in the attack in which General Mont- 
gomery was killed, and he was taken prisoner; was held in close custody until 
exchanged the following year. Joined his regiment on the Hudson in July, 
1777. Promoted to Captain May 26, 1778. Honorably discharged November 
3, 1779, while stationed with his regiment at East Greenwich, R. I. 



58 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

He participated in the defense of Fort Mercer, repulse of the Hessians under 
Count Donop ; at Whitemarsh; Valley Forge; and the Campaign under Gen- 
eral Sullivan which terminated with the Battle of Rhode Island. 

The Buro ov Pensions, Department ov The Interior, Weshington, 
D. C, contains the foloing Military History ov this Captain Edward 
Slocum, viz: 

May, 1775. Orderly Sergeant under Capt. William Cook, Col. Thomas 
Church. 

June, 1775. Ensign, under the above namd officers. 

August-September, 1775. Ensign under Capt. John Topham, Colonel Ben- 
edict Arnold. 

August, 1776. Was paroled from Canada, having been taken prisoner of 
war at Quebec. 

May, 1777. First Lieutenant under Capt. Silas Talbot, Col. Christopher 
Greene. 

May 26, 1778. Captain under Col. Christopher Greene. 

November, 1779. Honorably discharged from the Army. 

April 10, 1818. Applied for Pension [which was allowed]. He was then 
resident of Blandford, Hampden Co., Mass.; age 64 years. [Here is a va- 
riance of six years, later, than given in Vol. I, p. 73]. 

1820. Soldier stated that he was a widower, and had no children living 
with him. 

Ther haz been some confusing ov records ov this Captain Edward 
Slocum and Captain Edward'' Slocum {Samuel* Ebenezer^ Gilesr 
Anthony}^ Family 38 ov Volume I ov this work. It iz thought that 
the subject ov this skech woz twis marid; but the only name ov wife 
found iz in the record 'received into the Tiverton Baptist Church in 
1788 Phebe Kelpe, wife of Col, Edward Slocum,' probably then ov 
the militia. In later life he dwelt in Groton, Connecticut, Blandford 
and perhaps in Monson, Mass. He died in Westfield, Mass., 2 
March, 1822. Children, perhaps not born in the order given, viz: 

i. Richard; died in Rome, Ashtabula County, Ohio? Had chil- 
dren: I. William, died without children? 2. Ebenezer. Both 
hiz hands wer shot off in 4th July celebration by premature 
discharj ov cannon at Rome, O. No children? 3. Jane, re- 
maind unmarid. 
ii. Edward; died at Milan, Erie Co., Ohio, unmarid? 

Children by second wife: 

(145). iii. Oliver Wellington, born 5 Jan., 1794; mar. Persis Felton. 
(146). iv. Ebenezer, twin, b. 20 Sept., 1796; mar. Mary Shea; d. 1875. 
(147). V. Eleazer, twin, b. 20 Sept., 1796; m. Sarah Harvey; d. 1878. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 59 

vi. Prudence; m. Hitchcock. 

vii. Elijah, m. and had a daughter. 

viii. Elizabeth ; mar. Depue, and died leving one child. 



71A (71) 

Ellery' Slocum {Joh?i° Thomas/ John,'^ Giles/ Giles,- An- 
thony,^) woz born 23 November, 1805, in Newport, Rhode Island. 
He woz marid 14 October, 1833, in Smithfield Township to Sara, 
dauter ov Jeremiah and Susanna (Fish) Drown, who woz born in 
February, 1802, in Barrington Township, R. I. She died 16 April, 
1843, in Smithfield. He marid second, Eliza Drown, sister ov his 
first wife. He woz overseer ov spinning room in a mil for the manu- 
facture ov cotton goods. They died in Smithfield; he, 23 March, 
1878; she, in January, 1879. They wer all burid in Barrington. 
Children; 

71 A I. 



Jeremiah Drown, b. 27 Sept., 1834; m. Cleone T. Day. 

Adeline Eliza, b. 8 Aug., 1836; d. 4 Sept., 1837, Smithfield. 

Caroline Helen, b. 12 March, 1839, in Smithfield, R. I. She 
marid in Providence, August, 1858, Thomas Belcher, and had 
children: Everet, Ella, dec'd ; Frank; Sara; Thomas; Walter; 
Frederick, and '2 or 3 more.' No addres reported. 
71 A 2. iv. Amanda Malvina, b. 14 June, 1841; m. Emor Mowry, 1862. 



71A1 71A 



Col. Jeremiah Drown^ Slocum {Ellery/ John,^ Thomas,^ 
John,* Giles/ Giles,- Anthony,^) born in Georgiaville, Smithfield 
Township, Rhode Island, 27 September, 1834; marid Cleone Taylor 
Day, born 28 September, 1845, in Newark, New Jersey. They dwelt 
in Jersey City in 1892. Children: 

i. Beach Crowel, b. 28 Oct., i868, in Newark, N. J. Mar. in Jersey 
City 6 Nov., 1890, Margaret Anne Simmons, born ther 13 Dec, 
i868, dau. ov William Henry and Jane Hare (Taylor) Simmons, 
ii. Ernest Foster, b. 12 Sept., 1870, in Newark, New Jersey, 
iii. Ellery Maxwell, born 28 March, 1874; died young? 
iv. Clarence Day, b. 2 July, 1875, in St. Louis, Mo. 
V. Natalie, born 26 May, 1877, in St. Louis, Mo. 
vi. Marguerite Soper, b. 7 June, 1880, Woodsbury, L. L, N. Y. 
vii. Herbert Spencer, b. 19 April, 1883, in Woodsbury, N. Y. 
viii. Dorothy, born 31 October, 1889, Jersey City; died . 



6o THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

71A2 71A 

Amanda Malvina*^ Slocum {Ellery,' John,'^ Thomas,^ John* 
Giles/ Giles,- Anthony,^) woz born in Georgiavllle, Smithfield 
Township, Rhode Island, 14 June, 1841. She marid in Providence, 
28 January, 1862, Emor Mowry, born 20 October, 1833, in Smith- 
field, son ov Daniel Aldrich and Abigail (Harris) Mowry. They 
hav since livd in Smithfield wher their children wer aUHborn and wher 
thoz deceast ar burid. Children : 

i. Daniel Aldrich Mowry, b. 19 Feb., 1863; d. 4 March, 1865. 

ii. Emily Isabel Mowry, b. 27 July, 1865; d. 19 July, 1877. 

iii. Abigail Harris Mowry, b. 9 March, 1867. 

iv. Emor Harris Mowry, b. 18 Sept., 1870; d. 5 July, 1877. 

V. Amanda Slocum Mowry, b. 15 March, 1872. 

vi. Annie Louise Mowry, b. 10 May, 1875; d. 11 July, 1877. 

vii. Percy Manton Mowry, b. 20 Jan., 1879, in Smithfield. 



73A (73) 

Barbara' Slocum (Thomas/' John;' John,* Giles r Giles,- An- 
thony,^) woz born 15 March, 1777 (?) in Warwick, Rhode Island, 
some weeks after her father had left home az a soldier in Captain 
Millard's Company for militia servis, and servis at Ticonderoga.* 
When she woz about seventeen years old her parents movd westward, 
and soon therafter setld in Burlington, now Edmeston, Township, 
Otsego County, New York. Here she marid Benjamin Parker. 
They setld on a farm near Waterloo, Seneca County, New York, in 
the winter ov 18 17, and ther died. Children: 

i. JuLANA Parker, b. 1802; m. James Cotton, b. 1791. They re- 
zided on a farm at Junius, Seneca Co., N. Y., wher their chil- 
dren wer born. About 1853 they movd to Hudson, Mich., and 
ther died, he 1856, she 23 May, 1871. Children: 1. William, 
b. 20 Sep., 1823; m. 27 Feb., 1851, Junius, N. Y. ; d. 25 Oct., 
1900. 2. Rebecca, b. 25 Jan., 1825; m. 1852, Michael Deacon 
at Waterloo, N. Y. ; d. 17 Nov\, 1899. 3. Mary Jane; m. 
Samuel Updike about 1853 at Waterloo, N. Y. ; d. 1896. 
4. Lydia; d. Sep., 1874, unm. 5. Phebe, b. 14 Sep., 1835; m. 
17 Feb., i86i, Thomas Tanner at Hudson, Mich. 6. James 
Burnet, b. 4 May, 1842; m. Frances Buck i Nov., 1871, Hud- 
son, Mich., a farmer, the only survivor in 1907, addres, Hud- 
son. 

* See Massachusetts Revolutionary JVar Rolls. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 6 1 

ii. India Parker; m. . A farmer at Seneca Falls, N. Y. 

Children: Charles, Esther, Lorenzo, Albert, and Lucinda. 

All deceast but Esther in 1906. 
iii. Uriah Parker; livd and died a bachelor, 
iv. Abel Parker; m. . A boat bilder at Waterloo, N. Y. 

Children: Lydia, Elizabeth, James, Harriet. 
73 A I. V. Phebe Parker, b. 2 Sep., 1809; m. William Kline. 

vi. Mary Parker, b. 1812; m. Daniel Milliard, a shoemaker. They 

rezided at Seneca Falls, N. Y., and ther d. in 1852. Nj chil- 
dren, 
vii. Harriet Parker; m. John Andrews, a tanner in Clyde, N. Y. 

Children: Gregory, Elsie, James, George, Frederick, and 

Katherin. 
viii. Lydia Parker ; died young. 



73A1 73A 

Phebe Parker, born 2 September, 1809; marid 20 Januarj^ 1831, 
William Kline, who woz born 4 September, 1804, at Oley, Berks Co., 
Pa. They setld at Seneca Falls, New York, wher he woz a lumber 
dealer. They ther died, he 20 August, 1874, she 2 August, 1894. 
Children: 

i. Albert Justin Kline, b. 4 Mar., 1832; d. 25 Sep., 1833. 
ii. Charles Kline, b. 16 July, 1833; m. Dec, 1859, Mary H. Bishop. 

Rezide 1907 Tyre, Seneca Co., N. Y. 
iii. Mary Eleanor Kline, b. 2 May, 1835; m. 8 Apr., 1856, John 
Woodworth, a civil engineer. She d. 27 Mar., 1903. 
73 A 2. iv. Samuel Kline, b. 4 Nov., 1837; m. Mary A. Stitzel. 

V. William Henry Kline, b. 19 July, 1839; d. 3 Oct., i866, unm. 
vi. Phebe Malvina Kline, b. 22 May, 1841; m. in Nov., 1866, 

Charles E. Fish, a farmer. She d. 23 April, 1868. 
vii. Rachel Rosalie Kline, b. 15 Sep., 1843. Rezides 1907 at Wil- 
lard. New York, unmarid. 
viii. Harriet Eliza Kline, b. 17 Aug., 1845; m. 20 Sep., 1871, 
David Schoonover. She d. 20 Jan., 1900. 
ix. Joanna Estelle Kline, b. 21 July, 1851 ; m. 6 Oct., 1870, George 

Marsh. She d. 13 October, 1906. 
X. Frederick Dale Kline, b. 16 Jan., 1851 ; m. i Aug., 1877, Jennie 
L. Southwick. He died Aug., 1901. 



73A2 73A1 

Samuel Kline {JVilliam Kline and luife Phebe Parker, Benjamin 
Parker and luife Barbara"^ S locum as abuv) woz born 4 November, 
1837, at Seneca Falls, New York. Woz marid 18 February, 1864, 



62 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

to Mary Augusta Stitzel, dauter ov William and Sara A. (Hacken- 
berg) ov Pennsylvania. She died 29 September, 1870. He marid 
second 11 July, 1874, Mrs. Theresa J. Nichols, widow ov Albert, and 
dauter ov John and Jane Elizabeth (Compson) Crane. He haz been 
an activ biznes man, and succscsful. In 1882 he founded the Shoe 
and Lether Mercantil Agency in Boston, Mass., for furnishing finan- 
cial reports, condition ov the trade, and for collection ov claims and 
past du accounts. Branch ofises wer opend in New York, Philadel- 
phia and Chicago. In 1891 this Agency waz organizd into a stock 
company, with Mr. Kline Prezident. This pozition he held until 
1897, when he retird from activ work; but he yet retains an interest 
in the Company which now haz a paid capital ov $200,000. He 
movd to California in 1903; and 1907 haz rezidens at La Jolla, San 
Diego County. Children, by first marij : 

i. Harriet Augusta Kline, b. 10 May, 1865, at White Pigeon, 
Mich. Mar. i Sep., i886, Henry Winslow Davenport ov Boston, 
b. 27 Feb., 1863, in Dorchester. He iz in wholsal lether trade in 
Boston; rezides in Braintree, Mass. They ar Congregationalists. 
Children: i. Arthur Clapp, b. 30 Mar., 1888. 2. Gladys Kline, 
b. 22 Oct., 1889. 3. Henry Winslow, b. 28 Nov., 1892. 4. John 
Tolman, b. 27 June, 1898. 

ii. William Stitzel Kline, twin, b. 31 Mar., 1867; d. 10 July, 1867. 

iii. Myrtle Parker Kline, twin, b. 31 Mar., 1867; d. 8 July, 1867. 

iv. Jessie Estelle Kline, b. 20 Mar., 1870; m. in Feb., 1900, Gil- 
bert Ambrose Eggleston ov Rochester, N. Y., wher he waz b. 
1868. They rezide 1907 at Saranac Lake, N. Y., wher he iz 
bilder ov canoes. They ar Episcopalians. A child, Ralph Kline, 
waz b. 1901, at Onchiota, Franklin Co., N. Y. 

Child by second marij : 

v. Ralph Crane Kline, b. 13 June, 1877. Woz educated in the Pub- 
lic Schools and in Princeton College, graduating in class ov 1902. 
He iz a chemist, metallurgist and mining engineer, 1907, em- 
ployd with the Fianza Mining Syndicat at Gnanacevi, Durango, 
Mexico. 



76 (76) 

Capt. Samuel" Slocum {Samuel;' Samuel,'*^ Ebenezer? Giles, - 
Anthony,^) born 11 February, 1738, North Kingstown, Rhode 
Island; marid first Hanna Ten (Tew?) and second Sophia Astor, 
dauter ov a sucsesful whaling Captain. Samuel woz recorded in 
1774 az rezidcnt ov Jamestown, R. I., with family ov eight heads, 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 63 

see Volume I, pajez 75, loi. This woz another ov the Quaker fam- 
iliz scaterd by the Revolutionary War. The number ov children 
here recorded iz perhaps incomplet, and perhaps not all born in the 
order givn, viz : 

169. i. Peleg, b. in 1761 ; m. Anna, dau. John Dyer. 

Children by second wife: 

(171). ii. Stephen, b. Hopkinton, R. I.; m. Helen Eccleston. 

76 A. iii. Richard, born 16 July, 1776 ( ?) ; m. Lucy Crandal. 

(170). iv. William, b. 17 Aug., 1780; m. Lydia Perry; d. 1844. 

76 B. V. Samuel; m. Desire Crandal; lived in Westerly. 

vi. Ester; m. Main and had son Oren, see 76 B. 



76A 76 
Richard" Slocum {SamueP and luifc Sophia Astor, Samuel,^ 
Samuel,^ Ehenezer^ Giles,- Anthony,'^) waz born 16 July, 1776 (?) 
on Canonicut Island, Jamestown Township, Rhode Island. At the 
coming ov the British, in the Revolutionary War, the family fled in 
terror leving the child behind. While thoz who enterd the hous wer 
in the cellar refreshing themselves, an old colord woman (a slave) 
went for him, and carid him to hiz mother in her hiding place. He 
marid Lucy Crandal who waz born in 1780, dauter ov Charles and 
Sara (Thompson). They rezided in North Stonington, or Mj'stic, 
Connecticut. They died, she 15 July, 1822; he 7 October, 1845, at 
Colebrook, Ct., at the home ov hiz son Charles C. Children: 

i. Lucy, b. 26 Jan., 1800; m. Sterry Parks in N. Stonington, Ct. 
76 A I. ii. Richard, b. 21 Oct., 1801; m. ist Annie Swift; d. 1845. 
iii. Esther Crandall, b. 10 Jan., 1803; died young. 
iv. Sara, born 18 February, 1806; m. Stephen Palmer. 
76 A 2. V. Charles C, b. 31 Jan., 1809; m. Matilda L. Deming. 
76 A 3. vi. Mary, b. 10 Jan., 1812; m. Phineas M. Holdridge. 

vii. James Thompson, b. 5 Jan., 1814, in N. Stonington, Ct. Mar. 
at Locke, N. Y., 11 Oct., 1837, Phebe Ann, dau. ov John and 
Rebecca (Fuller) Morey ov Locke, wher she waz b. in 1820. 
In 1890 they rezided in Moravia, N. Y., with one child, Phebe 
Jane, b. in 1838. 
viii. Lucinda, b. lo June, 1816, in North Stonington, Ct. She m. 
Porter White and rezided at Locke, New York. 



76A1 76A 
Richard^ Slocum {Richard,' Samuel,^ Sa?nuel,^ Samuel,'^ Eben- 
ezer^ Giles, ^ Anthony,'^) waz born 21 October, 1 801, in North Ston- 



64 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

ington, Connecticut. Waz twis marid : to sisters, at Colebrook, 
Conn., iirst to Annie Swift who died 3 September, 1833; second to 
Cynthia Porter Swift, dauterz ov William Swift, a captain in the 

Revolutionary War, and hiz wife Mis Porter. Richard woz a 

taner until 1843, then a farmer, until 1867. Rezided at Colebrook, 
Ct., until 1868, then with hiz son Richard C. in Wyoming, Iowa, 
wher he died 12 July, 1871. Child by first marij : 

76 A 4. i. William S., b. 15 July, 1833; m. ist Amy C. Perkins. 

Children by second marij : 

ii. Richard C, born 31 Dec, 1837; went to Iowa. 
iii. Herman James, born 16 November, 1848. He died young and 
waz burid at Colebrook, Connecticut. 



76A2 76A 

Charles Crandall^ Slocum {Richard,'' Samuel/^ Samuel,^ Sam- 
uel* Ebenezerj^ Giles,' Anthony,^) waz born 31 January, 1809, in 
North Stonington, Connecticut. He marid Matilda L. Deming ov 
Colebrook, Conn. They movd to Locke, Cayuga County, New York, 
wher he died 16 March, 1881. Children, perhaps not born in the 
order givn, viz: 

i. Jane; marid George Hotchkiss. Dwelt at Locke in 1891. 

ii. Oscar, b. 17 Dec, 1841, at Locke; m. 2 Jan., 1865, at Dryden, 
N. Y., Henrietta, dau. ov Daniel and Elizabeth (Johnson) Owen 
ov Genoa wher she waz born 2 Jan., 1846. In 1890 Oscar waz 
a farmer at Locke. Child: Mabel, b. 3 July, 1870; m. I. J. 
Main 16 Jan., 1889; died 20 May, 1890, at Locke. 



76A3 76A 

Mary^ Slocum {Richard,'' Samuel,'^ Samuel;' Samuel,* Ebenezer,^ 
Giles,' Anthony,^) waz born in Westerly, Rhode Island, or Stoning- 
ton, Connecticut ( ?) May 26, 1833. She became the second wife 
ov Phineas M. Holdridge, born 2 October, 1805; a carpenter, son ov 
Nathan and wife Hanna Brown. Mary possest a good memory, and 
waz a great reader ov the Bible. This book she read thru seven times 
and enuf at other times to equal, probably, the seven. He died 16 
August, 1870; she died later at an advanst age. Children: 

i. Charles P. Holdridge, b. 7 Feb., 1835, in Westerly, R. I. Mar. 1 
Jan., 1857, Lydia E. Lewis, b. 23 Oct., 1839, in North Stonington, 



I 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 65 

R. I. In 1907 they wer living in Laurel Glen, Ct., wher he iz 
a carpenter. They hav had ten children, viz: i. Charles Ernest, 
b. 29 May, 1859, in N. Stonington, d. 27 July, i860. 2. Herman 
James. 3. Luna Esther. 4. Myron Storey. 5. Harriette Estelle. 
6. Emma Isabel. 7. Welthy Maria. 8. Ernon Mason. 9. 
Charles Ney. 10. Bertram Lewis. 

ii. Gilbert L. Holdridge, b. 21 May, 1838, N. Stonington, Ct. Mar. 
Lois Main 17 Sept., 1864. He died 20 Dec., 1895, without chil- 
dren. 

iii. E. Storey Holdridge, b. 8 Feb., 1842, in N. Stonington, Ct.. Mar. 
Sara B. Thayer in 1877. He died 20 April, 1901, at Westerly, 
R. I., leving two dauterz. 



76A4 76A1 

William Swift^ Slocum {Richard,^ Richard,' Samuel,^ Samuel,^ 
Sa?nuel/ Ebenezer,^ Giles,- Anthony,'^) waz born 15 July, 1 833, at 
Colebrook, Litchfield County, Connecticut. After attending the 
Public Schools, and the Norfolk Seminary, he began teaching in the 
Public Schools ov Massachusetts, and continued teaching here, in New 
Jersey, Connecticut, Ohio, and Iowa to the number ov ninteen terms. 
In the fall ov 1855 he started westward and, stoping in Ohio to visit 
relativs, he taught school during the winter and workt on a farm 
during the next sumer. Iowa being hiz objectiv point, he journid 
thither in October, 1856, and purchast land at Wyoming, Jones 
County, Iowa. After remaining ther six weeks he returnd to Ohio 
and again taut school during the winter, returning to work on hiz 
Iowa land in the spring, and so the next fall, and spring. He marid 
in Grafton, Lorain County, Ohio, Amy Chamberlain Perkins, born 
in Virgil, Cortland County, New York, 28 February, 183 1, dauter 
ov Thomas and Lucy (Fitch) Perkins. They movd to hiz Wyoming, 
Iowa, farm in 1856, in which vicinity he rezided twenty years, and 
in which time he bought and improvd four additional farms, seling 
the improvd each time to buy the new one. In the sumer ov 1876 
he movd and engajd in the hotel biznes in Webster City, Iowa. Sel- 
ing this after a fu months, he bought the larjest hotel at Cedar Rapids 
wher he remaind until the fall ov 1 880, then movd to Des Moines. 
In August, 1883, he movd to Pierre, South Dakota; and in the spring 
ov 1886 to St. Paul, Minnesota, wher he remaind four years; then 
went az purvaor ov the boarding department ov the Seminary at 
Epworth, Iowa. Hiz first wife having died, he marid second in 



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66 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

Wyoming, Iowa, Ruth Perkins, who waz born 12 August, 1831, in 
Homer, New York, dauter ov Ebenezer Perkins. Children: 

i. Lucy Annie, born 12 Feb., 1859. P. O. 1891, Hoffman, Minn, 
ii. Burton William, born 3 October, 1862. P. O. 1891, Seattle, Wash, 
iii. Perkins Swift, born 29 January, 1870. A teacher in Epworth 
Seminary. P. O. 1891, Epworth, Iowa. 



76B 76 

Samuel^ Slocum {Capt. Samuel f' Samuel,^ Samuel,* Ebenezer ^^ 
Giles/ Anthony,^) marid Desire Crandal, 'born probably in Westerly, 
Rhode Island, about 1803,' dauter ov Joseph Crandal, junior, and 
wife Nancy Lanphear. They rezided in or about Westerly; North 
Stonington, Connecticut; and perhaps other plases. Children, per- 
haps not born in the order givn, viz: 

i. Sophia. ii. Charles. iii. Jane. iv. Alfred, all dec'd. 

V. Isaac P., b. Oct., 1831, Westerly; m. Anna Fair, b. 26 Aug., 1833, 
in Glasgow, Scotland. He d. in Oct., 1867, without children. 

vi. Truman Joseph, b. 4 July, 1842; m. Mary E. Fair, sister ov his 
brother Isaac's wife, dauterz ov Robert and Katherin. Truman 
d. 21 Dec, 1874, in Westerly. Children. i. William Alfred, 
b. 25 Aug., 1864. In Providence 1906. 2. Emma Jane, b. i866; 
m. John McKee ov Providence. 

vii. Ester; m. Oren Main, son ov Mary Slocum Main, sister ov Ester's 
father. They rezided in Westerly. 



81 (81) 

Capt. Peleg® Slocum (William,^ Samuel* Ebenezer,^ Giles, ^ 
Anthony,^) waz born in North Kingstown Township, Rhode Island, 
in the year 1751. He marid twis, first Elizabeth Underwood, and 
second Elizabeth Clark, dates and other particulars not determind. 
He waz a mariner and became master ov the vesels in which he saild. 
Hiz long absensez from home, with their chanjes ov dweling plas, 
and memberz ov the family often accompanying the parents on their 
voyajes, accounts for the dificulty experienst by the writer in gather- 
ing record ov this larj family for Volume I. They setld in Bristol, 
R. I., subsequent to the year 1800 and ther died — he according to the 
Newport Mercury 18 January, 1872, ajd seventy-six years; and his 
second wife, according to the records ov Bristol Township, viz: 

Died I January, 1849, Mrs. Elizabeth Slocum aged ninety-five years. She 
waz the widow of the late Peleg Slocum, and a pensioner under Government 
for services rendered by her husband during the Revolution. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 67 

Children, by first and second marijes not fully determind, probably 
not all born in the order here givn, viz: 

81 A. i. William, b. in N. Kingstown; mar. Dorcas Hammond. 

ii. James. A tombstone in the Bristol cemetery shows that 'Abigail, 
wife ov James Slocum, died 23 Sept., 181 5, in the 20th year ov 
her age.' 

iii. Phebe; mar. Stephen Gladding, and had two dauterz. 

iv. Ebenezer, b. 1783; d. 7 July, i8or, in North Kingstown. 

V. John; waz drownd 20 Jan., 1801, ajd about 17 years. 

vi. Ruth, mar. Spink; had thre sons and one dauter. 

81 B. vii. Sara, b. in N. Kingstown ?; marid Weedon. 

viii. Hanna; m. Samuel Reed; had 15 dauterz and one son. 

81 C. ix. Mary; m. Joseph Morris, who died off coast ov Africa. 

X. Charlotte; marid , and died without children. 

xi. Nancy; marid William Matthews; had thre children. 

(176). xii. John Duty', b. 9 April, 1800; mar. Maria B. Ellis, 1820. 

81 D. xiii. Gardner Clark, b. 4 May, 1801; mar. Sara L. Griffin. 

81 E. xiv. Ebenezer, b. 8 Oct., 1802; mar. Eliza Ingraham. 



81A 81 

William^ Slocum (Peleg/ William,^ Samuel,* Ebenezer/ Giles/ 
Jnthony/) waz born In North Kingston Township, Rhode Island. 
He marid ther Dorcas, dauter ov Joseph and Mary Hammond ov that 
plas. He waz a mariner. Children: 

i. Almira, died young at Bristol, Rhode Island. 
81 A I. ii. William Hammond, b. 3 Oct., 1812; mar. twis. 
81 A 2. iii. Peleg, b. 28 Sep., 1816; m. Lydia B. Rhodes, b. 6 Sep., 1819. 



81 Al 81 A 

William Hammond'' Slocum {William/ Feleg/ William/ 
Samuel/ Ebenezer/ Giles/ Anthony/) waz born 3 October, 18 12, 
in Bristol, Rhode Island. He marid first, 10 December, 1833, Phebe 
Ann Fuller, who waz born 19 October, 1810, in Providence, and died 
22 June, 1873, in Boston. He marid second, 9 January, 1877, Abi- 
gail Ross, born 29 November, 1826, in Scotland. They wer living 
in Coventry, Rhode Island, in 1892. Children, all born in Provi- 
dence: 

i. Almira C, b. 25 July, 1835; d. 31 March, 1841. 

ii. Nathaniel W., b. 17 Aug., 1837; d. 17 April, 1841. 

iii. George W., b. 30 April, 1839; died 16 March, 1841. 

iv. Phebe Ann, b. 9 June, 1841 ; died 15 February, 1842. 

V. William Henry, b. 12 Jan., 1843; d. 17 April, 1846. 



68 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

vi. Emma A., b. 6 Sept., 1846; mar. ist, Thomas Lane ov Lynn, Mass.; 

had one child, Bessie. She mar. 2nd, Doctor Hahn at Boston, 

and went to Germany, 
vii. Mary, b. 30 Jan., 1849; mar. Loring Marshal ov Boston and had 

thre children, Irving, Clarence and Lillian. Irving mar. and 

had two children who died young, 
viii. Dorcas H., b. 30 Jan., 1851; mar. George Sawin. They rezided 

at Oak Lawn, R. I., in 1892, without children. 



81A2 81A 

Peleg Wilbur" Slocum (William,' Peleg,^ William,^ Samuel* 
Khenezer^ Giles,- Anthony,^) waz born 28 September, 1816, in Bris- 
tol, Rhode Island. Marid Lydia Burlingame Rhodes who waz born 
6 September, 18 ig, in Pawtucket. She died 23 December, 1870. 
Peleg movd to Chicago wher, it waz supposd, he wav living in 1892. 
He returnd, and waz living in Providence, R. I., in 1907. Children: 

81 A 3. i. Nathaniel W., b. 14 July, 1841; m. Elizabeth Dodge. 

ii. Dorcas Mary, b. 12 Apr., 1843; m. Benjamin Allen and livd in 

Chicago, 111. 
iii. Lydia Burlingame, b. 8 Apr., 1845; marid Gooding ov 

Central Falls, R. I. They had one child, Maud. 
Iv. Maria Amelia, b. 20 Mch., 1847; marid William Phillips ov 

Providence, R. I. They had one child which died young. 
v. Melissa Waterman, b. 20 Aug., 1849; m. Edward Pierce ov 

Providence, R. I. They had two children, names not reported, 
vi. Anna Frances, b. 11 Nov., 1853; m. Robert Thompson. She 

d. in Chicago, wher her child Gertrude livd at last account, 
vii. Elizabeth R., b. 14 Mch., 1858; m. Charles Davis. 



81A3 81A2 

Nathaniel Wilbur" Slocum {Peleg W.,^ William,'' Feleg^ 
William^ Samuel,* Ebenezer^ Giles ^ Anthony,^) born 14 July, 1841, 
in Pawtuxet, Rhode Island; waz marid 28 September, 1865, in Prov- 
idence, to Mary Elizabeth Dodge, born 11 February, 1845, dauter ov 
Christopher Gore and Charlotte Dean (Young) Dodge ov Provi- 
dence wher she waz born. Nathaniel enlisted az a soldier in 1862 
and servd az sergeant in a Rhode Island Regiment nine months. 
Upon hiz return home he waz appointed captain in another regiment, 
but would not accept. He early began the dry goods biznes in Prov- 
idence and after a few years went to Boston wher he waz connected 
with the wholsal dry goods trade forty years. He rezids 1907 in 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 69 

South Easton, Mass., retird from biznes. Children, the thre first 
born in Providence: 

i. Clinton Dodge, b. 16 July, 1866. Marid Margaret Jacintha 

Hodge ov Maiden, Mass., i Sep., 1903. He iz 1907 a sucsesful 

biznes man in San Francisco, Calif., with residens in Oakland. 

He owns a valuabl residens in S. Easton, Mass. 
ii. Charlotte Dean, b. 20 Apr., 1868; m. 18 Nov., 1891, Lester 

Thayer ov Melrose, Mass., wher they 1907 liv. 
iii. Wilbur Rhodes, b. ii Nov., 1871. Rezides S. Easton. 
iv. Mary Elizabeth, b. 10 Nov., 1873, Cambridge, Mass. M. 7 June^ 

1893, Andrew Wycklif Gibson ov Melrose, Mass. They rezide 

in Pittsburg, Pa. 
v. Warren Young, b. 10 Nov., 1880, in Somerville, Mass. Rezides, 

1907 in South Easton. 



81B 81 

Sara" Slocum (Peleg,^ JVilliam^ Samuel/ Ebenezer/ Gtles,^ 
Anthony,'^) waz born in Rhode Island ? She marid George Weeden 
ov South Kingstown Township, R. I. He died in the State ov New 
York. She died in Bristol, R. I. Children: 

i. John Weeden, b. 5 Oct., 1803, in New York State; died Bristol, 
R. I., 5 July, 1869; mar. ist, Eliza S. Lyon ov Newport, R. L, 5 
Oct., 1823, who died 17 June, 1844, leving children: i. George 
W. Weeden, b. Newport, 5 Nov., 1824, mar. Harriet Ervin and 
livd in Providence in 1892 with two children; 2. Henry A. 
Weeden, b. Newport, 24 April, 1827, mar. Adelaide Toplif, who 
died in Taunton, Mass., ii Oct., 1876, leving two children. 

3. Elizabeth W. Weeden, b. 4 Feb., 1838, mar. S H 

Mason and livd in Boston with thre children in 1892. John 
Weeden mar. 2nd, widow Rachel (Waldron) Remieres ov Bris- 
tol 27 Sept., 1847, wher she waz born 11 Jan., 1825. Children 
by 2nd mar.; 4. Isabella F. Weeden, b. 8 March, 1850; 5. John 
S. Weeden, b. 3 Oct., 1857. The last two livd with their mother 
in 1892 unmarid. 

ii. Maria Weeden; mar. A Francis, and had children. She died 

in Waltham, Mass. 

iii. Eliza Weeden; died young in Wickford, Rhode Island. 

iv. George Weeden ; mar. . They died in North Kingstown. 

v. Warren Weeden ; died a young man, at sea. 

vi. Waity Ann Weeden, b. 17 Dec, 1807, in State ov New York; 
mar. 31 Nov., 1831, Allen Wright ov Warren, R. I., who died 
in Bristol Dec, 1887, wher she waz yet living in 1892. Chil- 
dren: I. Almira, b. 12 Oct., 1832 in Bristol; d. ajd seven years. 
2. Phebe Ann, b. 28 Nov., 1834; mar. Josiah Martin and had 



70 THE SLOCUiNIS OF AMERICA 

one child which died young. She died in Barrington, R. I. 
3. Child, born and died unnamd at Bristol, R. I. 4. Frederic A., 
b. 20 Jan., 1836; mar. 10 April, 1873, Lurana Edwards ov 
Oswego, N. Y., wher she waz b. 2 April, 1844. They had one 
child, Walter E., b. 31 March, 1874, in Bristol. 5. Allen G., 
b. 2 August, 1837; died in Dec, 1891. He waz a Captain in 
the 5th Regt. R. I. Inf. Mar. ist, Sara Wyatt who died without 
children. Mar. 2nd, Frances Hale who had one child which 
died young. Mar. 3rd, Sara Slade who woz living at Bristol 
a in 1892 without children. 



81C 81 

Mary' Slocum {Peleg° William,^ Samuel* Ebenezer/' Giles/ 

Anthony,^) waz born, and died, In Rhode Island? She marid Joseph 

Morris, a mariner, who died off the coast ov Africa. Their children 

wer : 

i. Peleg Morris; died in young manhood at New Orleans, La. 

ii. Joseph Morris; waz a master mariner; waz twis marid and had 

one child which died young. He died in California, 
iii. Benjamin B. Morris, b. 10 July, 1815, in Bristol, R. I. Mar. ist, 
14 May, 1839, Mary E. Payne, dau. ov Nathaniel and Mary 
(Smith). She waz b. in Bristol, 26 Dec, 1819, and died ther 
21 June, 1877. He mar. 2nd, 24 March, 1880, Maria, dau. ov 
Nathaniel and Debora (Soule) Saunders ov Warren, R. I., wher 
she waz b. 5 Feb., 1837. Children: i. Mary E. Morris, b. 23 
June, 1840, in Bristol wher she livd unmarid in 1892. 2. Joseph 
N. Morris, b. 24 Aug., 1842, mar. 31 Jan., 1867, Mary Emily, 
dau. ov Robert and Ruth (Coggeshall) Dunbar ov Bristol wher 
she waz b. 30 Nov., 1846, and wher they liv with children: 
I. Lena D., b. 18 Aug., 1876. 2. Walter P., b. 14 June, 1882. 



81D 81 

Gardner Clark^ Slocum {Peleg,^ William/' Samuel/ Ebenezer,^ 
Giles/ Anthony/) waz born at Bristol, Rhode Island (?) 4 May, 
1 801. It is thought that he learnd the trade ov blacksmith in Rhode 
Island ; but hiz father and older brotherz wer marinerz, and un- 
doubtedly he waz with them part ov the time. He and hiz younger 
brother Ebenezer wer left in North Carolina on one ov thez voyajez; 
and ther, in Bertie County, the subject ov this skech marid Sara 
Lucinda GriflRn, who waz born i January, 181 1. They remaind in 
North Carolina nearly twenty years, or until the birth ov their 
seventh child ; foloing this they went westward and stopt on a farm 
eight miles from Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee. Here their 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 7 1 

Other two children wer born; and here he died 3 September, 1848, 
and waz burid under a larj chestnut tre on the farm according to hiz 
request. Later the family preceded westward and setld at Nolton, 
near the prezent Tilton, Cross County, Arkansas, wher she died 16 
March, 1878, and waz burid from the Methodist Episcopal Church 
in the family lot ther. Children: 

81 D I. i. William Henry, b. 6 January, 1828; m. Elizabeth Roberts. 

ii. Harriet Elizabeth, b. 12 Nov., 1832; mar. Alfred Crowel. She 
died in Mississippi County, Arkansas, without children. 

iii. Thomas James, b. 3 Dec, 1833; mar. ; died 1885 in Craig- 
head County, Arkansas. Hiz wife died befor this date, with- 
out children. 

iv. Alexander, b. 12 Feb., 1836; died March, 1863, in Austin, 
Lonoke County, Arkansas, unmarid. 

V. John Phillips, b. 26 Jan., 1839; d. Cross Co., Ark., i March, 
1878, unraar. 

vi. Sara Lucinda, b. 16 July, 1841; mar. W. K. Wilkins. She died 
3 June, 1885, in Cross County, Arkansas, without children. 

vii. Te.mperance, b. 16 Oct., 1843; mar. ist, L. Russell; 2nd, Mat- 
thew Sawyer. Slie died in Mississippi County, Arkansas, 
without children. 
8iD2. viii. Joseph Dallas, b. 20 Jan., 1846; mar. Rachel M. Graff. 

ix. Mary Frances, b. 4 May, 1848; mar. Ephraim Robins. They 
liv in Cross County, Arkansas, with one son, James A. 



81D1 81D 

William Henry* Slocum {Gardner C.,' Feleg,^ William^" Sam- 
uel,* Ebenezer,^ Giles,' Anthony,^) waz born 6 January, 1828, in 
Bertie County, North Carolina, and waz reard ther and in Madison 
County, Tennessee. He marid Elizabeth Roberts and finaly setld on a 
farm near Tilton, Cross County, Arkansas. Children: 

i. Benjamin Clark, b. 19 Jan., 1852; mar. Mary Jones. Children: 

Albert, Luther, David, Delia, and Cora, 
ii. William Harvey, b. 16 March, 1854; m. Catherine Whitaker; 

died . 

iii. Preston Columbus, b. 29 Aug., 1855; mar. Martha Robertson. 

Children: 'Bub, Dude,' Jefferson, and Henrietta, 
iv. Sara Rebecca, b. 7 January, 1858, in Cross Co., Ark. 
V. Samuel Hays, b. 16 Mch., i860; m. Georgia A. Moril. 
vi. Charles Columbus, b. 2 March, 1862; marid Lydia Patterson. 

They liv near Tilton, Arkansas, without children, 
vii. Luverie Jane, b. 3 September, 1864, in Cross Co., Ark. 
viii. Frances Virginia, born 3 September, 1868. 
ix. Mary Louise, b. 27 Sep., 1871; died previus to April, 1890. 



72 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

81D2 81D 

Joseph Dallas'^ {Gardner C.~' Felcg^' William^' Samuel* Eben- 
ezer,^ Giles j" AntJiony/) waz born 20 Januarj', 184b, on a farm near 
Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee. He movd westward with his 
widowd mother and other members ov the famil}-; and waz marid 
28 IVIaj', 1865, in Brush Lake Township, Cross Count_v, Arkansas, 
•to Rachel Malvina Graff, born 20 January, 1845, in New Liberty, 
Massac County, Illinois, dauter ov Wellington Monroe Graff and 
wife Mary Blackwel, formerly ov Kentucky. He iz a farmer, post- 
ofis formerly Nolton, laterly chanjd to Tilton, Arkansas. Children: 

i. William Raxdolph, h. 2 February, 1868. 

ii. Joseph Wellington, born 15 July, 1870. 

iii. Alexander Clinton, born 4 March, 1873; d. previus to 1890. 

iv. Gardner Clark, born 19 December, 1874. 

V. John Ephraim, born 19 July, 1876. P. O. Tilton, Ark. 

vi. Idora, born 28 March, 1878, at Tilton, Arkansas. 

vii. Robert Lee, born 12 December, 1880. P. O. Tilton, Ark. 



81E 81 

Ebexezer" Slocum {Peleg,^ William;' Samuel,* Ebenezer,^ 
Giles,- Anthony,^) waz born at Bristol, Rhode Island ( ?) 8 October, 
1802. He waz probably a mariner like hiz father and most ov hiz 
brothers, also a jeweler; and hiz coasting trade continued after hiz 
marij, az hiz second and fifth child ar reported born in Gatesville, 
North Carolina, near Bertie County wher hiz older brother Gardner 
Clark Slocum remaind and marid. Ebenezer marid 4 November, 
1822, Eliza Ingraham, born 4 January, 1801, dauter ov Daniel and 
Abigail. Dates ov deths not reported. In the Courthous at Eliza- 
beth City, N. C, iz a chatl conveyans by him 21 Sep., 1829, to George 
Story, ov two fether beds, bedsteds, pictures, two mahogany tabls, one 
mahogany buro, looking glasez, etc., etc. Both ar recorded az 'of 
Pasquotank County, N. C Children: 

i. James, b. May, 1823, in Bristol, wher he soon died, 
ii. Thaddeus C, b. 9 Oct., 1826, in N. Carolina; died young. 
iii. George Stone, b. 16 Oct., 1828, in Bristol; mar. 19 Dec, 1855, 
Anna Curren, b. 25 July, 1836, in New York City. Their one 
child, George E., b. 19 Oct., i860, mar. 14 May, 1891, Ella 
Borden, b. 1870 in Bristol, wher they 1906 rezide. Their child 
Harold, died in infancy. 
8iEi. iv. Henry Allen, b. 6 Dec, 1830; m. Anna E. Burns 16 Sept., 1856. 
V. Mary Eliza, b. i May, 1833, Gatesville, North Carolina. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 73 

81E1 81E 

Henry Allen"* Slocum (Ebenezer/ Peleg,^ William/ Samuel,* 
Ebenezer,^ Giles,- Anthony,^) waz born in Bristol, Rhode Island, 6 
December, 1830. He marid 16 September, 1856, Anna Elizabeth 
Burns (Byrnes?) who waz ther born 30 April, 1838. Children, all 
born in Bristol : 

i. Henry Manton', b. 8 May, 1859; m. 28 Nov., 1883, Julia Frances 
Northup, b. 22 Apr., 1858, dau. ov Stephen and Mary (Gayton) 
ov Bristol. He iz a master mariner, and licenst pilot. Addres 
1906 Bristol, wher his children wer born, or Warren, R. I. 
Children: i. Cora Elizabeth, b. 22 July, 1885. 2. Reba Allen, 
b. 18 Nov., 1888. 3. John Howard, b. 31 May, 1892. 4. Ruth 
Gray, b. 7 Jan., 1895. 5. Henry Manton, b. 23 March, 1897. 

ii. Ch.arles Allen, born 9 June, 1861, Bristol, R. I. 

iii. William N., born 4 May, 1875; d. i6 Nov., 1877, Bristol. 



83 A (83) 

Jonathan' Slocum {Samuel*' M'ilUam,^ Samuel,*' Ebenezer,^ 
Giles,' Antho?2y^) waz born in Bennington Township, Vermont, I 
April, 1 78 1. He went with hiz father's family in 1796 to Shafts- 
bury Township, and the next year to Salem Township, Washington 
Co., New York, and thens to Northumberland Tp., Saratoga Co., 
about the j'ear 1800. Four years later they returnd to Shaftsbury, 
wher he marid Ester Freelove Bowen. He waz a farmer. Hiz 
estat waz administerd in Shaftsbury 4 August, 1841. The inventory 
amounted to $19,218.38 assets, and $3,545.27 dets. Children: 

83A1. i. James B., born in 1809; m. Maria Hall. 

ii. Charity; m. Samuel Williams and had two children: i. Newton, 

livd in Sheridan Center, N. Y. 2. Elizabeth, m. James Russel 

and livd in Dunkirk, N. Y. 
iii. Rhoda, born ; m. Newton Smith and had a child, Freelove 

who m. Hopper ov Forestville, N. Y. 

iv. Belinda, born ; m. Johnson Montgomery and had two dau- 

terz, Hanna and Zilfa, one ov whom m. P. A. Matteson and 

the other A. S. Webb, both ov Shaftsbury, Vt. 



83A1 83A 

James B.^ Slocum (Jonathan,' Samuel,*^ William,^ Samuel,*" 
Ebenezer,^ Giles, "^ Anthony,'^) waz born in Shaftsbury Township, 
Bennington County, Vermont, in or about the year 1 809. He left 
hiz Vermont home in 1829, and setld in Kiantone, Chautauqua 



74 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

County, New York. Later he operated a staj line between Dunkirk, 
N. Y., and Warren, Pa. ; and kept hotel at Carroll, N. Y. He marid 
Maria, dauter ov Azaria and Maria (Orr) Hall. Children, all born 
at Carroll: 

i. Esther F., born 21 January, 1839. 

83A2. ii. Jonathan H., born 16 Aug., 1840; m. 10 Sept., 1866. 

Hi. Maria, born i August, 1843. 

iv. Jane O., born 10 May, 1846; died . 

V. James M., born June, 1848; died . 

vi. George H., born May, 1850; died . 

vii. Rhoda, b. in the year 1853; died . 



83A2 83A1 

Jonathan H.^ Slocum {James B./ Jonathan/ Samuel,^ Wil- 
liam/ Samuel/ EbenezerJ^ Giles,- Anthony/) waz born at Carroll, 
Chautauqua County, New York, 16 August, 1840. He joind the 
Seventh Regiment ov New York Sharpshooters 9 August, 1862, and 
in servis against the Southern Rebellion he waz wounded ; waz dis- 
charjd 17 February, 1864. He marid in Kiantone, N. Y., 10 Sep- 
tember, 1866, Eliza I., dauter ov Aaron J. and (Carey) Phil- 
lips. She waz born in Busti. He iz a speculator. Rezids 1906 in 
Jamestown, N. Y. Children: 

i. James B., b. . ii. Aurilla M. iii. George H. iv. Julia M. 

V. Gertrude B. vi. Richard U. died at Kiantone February, 1878. 



83B (83) 

William' Slocum (Samuelj^ JVilliam,^ Samuel/ Ehenezer/" 
Giles r Anthony/) ^n2lX born 29 April, 1785, in Bennington Town- 
ship, Vermont, and waz reard ther and in contiguus parts ov New 
York. Name ov hiz wife, dates ov hiz marij and deth, hav not been 
reported. Hiz children, and grandchildren ar, perhaps, not fuly 



givn, viz; 



George; ov Clinton, N. Y. ; m. and had dau. Charlotte, who m. 
4 Apr., 1848, Henry Jiles Linman, son ov John and Olive* 
(Pruyn, dau. ov David°) Linman. Charlotte and Henry J. died 
at Clinton, she 4 Mar., 1854, he 11 May, 1863, leving children: 
I. Emma Elizabeth, b. 16 Dec, 1849. 2. Frances de Ette, b. 3 
Apr., 1852. AVau York Gen' I and Biogr'l Record, vol. 29, 1898, 
p. 132. 

Wim.iam; rezided on a farm at Clinton, N. Y. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 75 

85 (85) 

Samuel** Slocum {Samuel;' Samuel* Nathaniel,^ Giles r An- 
thony,'^) waz born at Long Branch, Monmouth County, New Jersey, 
about the year 1745. He marid ther Susanna'' Slocum, who waz 
born 20 July, 1750, dauter ov Peter^ and Katherin (Hulet) Slocum; 
see Volume I, paj 83. She died after the birth ov her sixth child, 
which waz in 1785. He movd to Duches County, New York, and 
ther marid second Phebe Talmadge. He died in Duches County. 
Children, by first wife: 

i. Sara, born 22 Oct., 1772. She mar. Aron Degravv ov New York 
City and died ther leving children, John W. and Walter N., 
who rezided in Brooklyn in 1881. 

ii. Peter, born 27 February, 1775 ; marid Jeffrey. He waz a 

farmer and boat bilder; died at Long Branch, N. J., 19 
January, 1831. Children: i. Edward, born 11 February, 
1798; died at sea, unmarid. 2. Ophelia, born 5 May, 1799; 
died 5 June, i86i. 

(184). iii. Daniel b. Nov., 1777; m. Margaret A. Zimmerman; d. 1855. 

(185J. iv. Katherin, b. 1780; m. Glencros Pintard ; d. 1855. 

(186). V. Webley, b. 24 Oct., 1872; m. Jemima Turnier; d. 1849. 

(187). vi. Susanna, b. 1785; m. ist Lloyd; 2nd Josiah Parker. 

Children by second wife, perhaps not born in the order givn, viz : 

85A. vii. Samuel, b. in Duches Co., N. Y. ; m. Margaret Decker, 
viii. Elizabeth ; dates ov birth and deth not reported, 
ix. Joseph. A report plast him in Saratoga Co. 

85B. X. Richard; mar. Emeline Dimond; 2nd, Elizabeth . 

85C. xi. Lydia Delaney, b. in 1797; m. Isaac Cusser, 1820. 

xii. Mary, marid Peter Cornel, a boat captain on N. Y. and Erie 
Canal, and had children: John, George, William Henry (?) 

and Sara Jane who marid Sargent and livd in Rochester, 

N. Y. 
xiii. Rebecca, m. Charles Hart. They livd in Rochester, N. Y., with 
children, Henry, Samuel, Jane, and perhaps others. 
85D. xiv. Thomas, b. 8 Sept., 1810; m. Mary J. Burtis; d. 1885. 



85A 85 

Saisiuel" Slocum {Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Samuel,'* Nathaniel,^ Giles,- 
Anthony,'*) waz born in Duches County, New York. He marid 
Margaret Decker; rezided at Meeker's Hill, near Syracuse, N. Y., 
wher hiz son John waz born. Ther may hav been other children, but 
the only one definitly reported iz 



76 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

i. John, b. 9 March, 1809. He became a carpenter and cabinet 
maker; mar. Mary, dau. ov Daniel and Hanna (Mills) Mc- 
Ewen ov Cayuga Co., N. Y. They rezided over fifty years at 
Viola, Mercer Co., Illinois, vvher he died 22 April, 1890. They 
had four children: 1. Sara, b. 14 July, 1849; mar. Calvin Gal- 
loway and had children. Lulu, Edwin, Henry, Jamie Kent and 
Frank, boys. Mr. Cialloway waz employd in the U. S. Treasury 
Dept., Washington, in the 1890s. 2. Margaret, b. 1851; d. 
young. 3. Lida, d. young. 4. Francis, b. 28 Sept., 1858. A 
drug clerk, Aledo, III. 
ii. Sara; died in Onondaga County, New York, unmarid. 
iii. J.VNE, born, and died, in Onondaga Co., N. Y., unmarid. 



* 85B 85 

Richard' Slocum {Samuel,'^ Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nathaniel,^ 
Giles,- Anthotiy,'^) waz born in Duches County, New York. He 
marid ther Emeline, dauter ov Henry Diamond. Waz a privat in 
the militia at Stonington, Conn., in August, 1814.* A Richard Slo- 
cum waz a carter in New York City from 1833 until 1838. He 
joind hiz brotherz (or Thomas) in the purchas ov a farm in Auster- 
litz Township, Columbia County, N. Y., but soon sold hiz interest 
therin. Hiz wife having died 6 October, 1842, without children, he 
marid second Eliza (or Elizabeth) Betts ov Canaan Tp., wher they 
rezided 9 June, 1852. Soon after this date they went West az told 
by the foloing excerpt from a local newspaper, viz: 

Slocum. — Elizabeth Slocum was born in Canaan, N. Y., June 18, 1821, and 
died at Omro, Wis., Dec, 10, 1884, one year and five months after the death 
of her husband. She was converted while quite young and united with the 
Baptist church, but subsequently united with the Methodist and remained with 
them until death. She was married to Richard Slocum, April 15, 1845, and 
in 1852 they settled near Picket's Station, Wis., where their home became a 
resting place for the itinerant, as well as for ministers of other denominations, 
and no pains were spared to make them comfortable and happy. At first they 
had to go a long distance to enjoy the public means of grace, but soon ilirough 
their efforts preaching was established in their own neighborhood. In her last 
days she was wonderfully sustained by the grace of CJod, and kept cheerful 
and happy to the last. "Blessed are the dead who die «n the Lord." — R. S. 
Hayward. 



85C 85 
Lydia Delaney" Slocum (Samuel ° Samuel;' Samuel,'*' Nathan- 
iel,^ Giles,^ Anthony,'^) waz born in the year 1797 in Duches County. 

•See Connecticut in the Jf'ar of 1812, etc., Hartford, 1889, paj 114. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 77 

New York. It appears that she waz reard, in part at least, bj' a 
family ov Friends ('Quakers' probably relativs ov her mother) by 
the name ov Talmadge, in or near Poughkeepsie. She marid Isaac 
Cusser in 1820. They remaind in Duches County until 1832 when 
they movd to Perrington, Monroe County, and later to Macedon, 
Wayne County, New York. In the fal ov 1845 they started with 
their family, including William Slayton, son-in-law, for western Mich- 
igan, going by the New York and Erie Canal to Buffalo, thens thru 
the Great Lakes by skoner to Milwaukee, wher they experienst much 
dificulty in securing pasaj acros Lake Michigan from the latnes ov 
the seson. Finaly sucseding, they wer landed at Grand Haven whens 
they wer pusht up the Grand River to Grand Rapids in a small boat 
by a pole. After further ride ov twenty-five miles, in wagon along 
a new trail, they arrivd at their destination in Gratton Township, 
Kent County, Michigan. Here they setld az pioneers, and past the 
remainder ov their lives. Most ov their children setld in this vicin- 
ity ; and al ar burid in a country cemetery near their first cabin home. 
Only once did Mrs. Cusser, with her son Richard, return to New 
York to visit her sisters, Mrs. Charles Hart, Mary Cornel and other 
relativs. Lydia died i May, i860. Her husband Isaac Cusser, died 
18 May, 1889. They had children: 

8sCi. i. Samuel Cusser, b. 24 Nov., 1822; m. Caliste Murray. 

85C2. ii. Sara Cusser, b. 7 Aug., 1825; m. William C. Slayton. 

iii. William Cusser, b. 20 Sept., 1827; m. ist, Ellen Hodge in 1861 
from whom he waz divorst. He m. 2nd 24 May, 1886, Maria 
Hall who m. 2nd after William's deth, which occurd 11 Feb., 

1896, Van Ness, and she livs, in 1907, at Grand Ledge, 

Mich. William had two children, both by ist wife, viz: 
William R., b. May, 1863, d. 11 Aug., 1901, and waz burid 
at Grand Rapids with hiz father; Frank, b. 1870, d. 1873, and 
waz burid at Westville. 

85C3. iv. Phebe Cusser, b. 10 May, 1830; m. Salisbury Mason in 1847. 

85C4. V. George Cusser, b. 10 Sept., 1831 ; m. Emma Ranous. 

85C5. vi. Katherin J. Cusser, b. 29 Feb., 1836; m. Perry Purdy. 

vii. Richard Cusser, b. 1838. He enlisted in the U. S. Army in 

. Died, and waz burid az a soldier in 1864, at Bowling 

Green, Ky. 



85C1 85C 
Samuel Slocum Cusser waz born 24 November, 1822, in 
Duches County, New York. He marid in 1847 Caliste Murray, 



78 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

born 21 January, 1830. Thej^ died in Orleans, Ionia Co., Mich., 
and wer ther burid, he 24 Sept., 1887, she in 1895. Children: 

i. Albert Cusser, b. 6 Feb., 1849; m. 3 April, 1872, Emma Wheeler, 
b. 6 Nov., 1850. They rezide, 1907, in Belding, Mich. Had 

one child, Lee, b. 13 March, 1873, m. Dorothy , 5 June, 1895, 

who d. 15 May, 1900. Lee m. 2nd 19 Oct., 1904, Elsie Evans, 
b. 22 Jan., 1884. They liv, 1907, in Belding, Mich. 

ii. John Cusser, b. 23 Aug., 1854; m. Nov., 1877, Henrietta Wheeler, 
b. 22 Nov., 1854. They rezide, 1907, in Belding, Michigan. 

iii. Alice Cusser, b. 6 Sept., i860; m. 6 Nov., 1878, James A. Smith, 
b. 4 March, 1857. They rezide, 1907, in Cadillac, Mich. Chil- 
dren: I. Ira E., b. 25 Oct., 1879, m. 9 Sept., 1903, Walter A. 
Savery, b. 27 Aug., 1881. 2. Marian H., b. 13 July, 1881, m. 
6 Sept., 1906, Alfred J. Warden, b. 3 Sept., 1877. 3. Floyd, b. 
1885. 



85C2 85C 

Sara Cusser, born 7 August, 1825, in Duches County, New York, 
marid in central New^ York 21 August, 1842, William C. Slayton, 
born 29 August, 1823. They movd to western Michigan with her 
parents in 1845, and ther died ; wer burid in Gratton, she 20 October, 
1858, he 9 February, 1897. Children: 

i. WiLLL'VM Lambert Sl.^yton, b. 19 July, 1844; d. 21 July, 1863. 

ii. George A. Sl.wton, b. 9 Jan., 1847; m. 4 April, 1873, Abigail 
Dunn. They rezide, 1907, in Hillsdale, Mich., also their chil- 
dren, viz: I. William R., b. 20 April, 1874; 2. Laurel W., b. 
15 June, 1876; 3. George F., b. 19 Nov., 1877; 4. Helen E., b. 
3 Sept., 1879; 5. James G., b. 26 Sept., 1882; 6. Cyrene A., b. 
5 Sept., 1884; 7. Sara Augusta, b. 3 Aug., 1886; 8. Lewis D., b. 
24 Aug., 1890. 

iii. Sar.a Fidella, b. 17 Nov., 1849; d. 24 May, 1869; bur. in Grattan, 
Mich. 

iv. Emma Angeline, b. 20 Nov., 1851; d. 20 May, 1854, in Grattan, 

Mich. 
V. Amy Adema Slayton, b. 5 Aug., 1854; m. 4 July, 1876, Daniel 
Rich. She d. 7 June, 1886, in Grattan, leving one child, Matie 

J., b. 5 Aug., 1878, m. Howard, whoz rezidens iz unknown, 

1907. 

vi. Jessie L. Slayton, b. i Sept., 1857; m. , i Jan., 1882; d. 11 

Aug., 1888; burid in Grattan, Kent County, Michigan. 



85C3 85C 
Phebe Cusser, born 10 May, 1830, marid 6 December, 1847, 
Salisbury Mason, born 11 June, 1820. He died 29 October, 1881, 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 79 

at Grand Rapids, Michigan, and waz ther burid. She rezided ther 
in 1907. Children: 

i. Frank J. Mason, b. 9 July, 1850; m. 3 Nov., 1874, Elizabeth 
Knight, b. 25 March, 1857. They rezide, 1907, at Rockford, 
Mich., as do their children: i. Earl, b. 18 Sept., 1880, m. 18 
Jan., 1905, Lola Cowan, b. 20 March, 1880. 2. Maud, b. i Oct., 
1884, m. 15 March, 1905, William Hessler, b. i Jan., 1878, and 
had child, Lyle Mason Hessler, b. 9 April, 1906. 3. May, b. 22 
Nov., 1886, d. 26 July, i888; bur. in Courtland, Mich. 

ii. Eva Frances Mason, b. 29 Aug., 1853; m. 7 March, 1872, Oscar 
Elwin Belden, b. 16 Oct., 1848, in Richford, N. Y., son ov Wil- 
liam Franklin and Miranda Lovisa (Finch) Belden. They re- 
zide, 1907, at Grand Rapids, Mich., wher he iz Secretary ov The 
Valley City Building and Loan Association. Mr. Belden haz 
taken great interest in this work, and haz contributed this record 
ov the desendants ov Lydia Delaney' Slocum Cusser. They hav 
children: i. Ira May, b. 26 July, 1878; 2. Ray Mason, b. 13 
July, 1886. This family ar members ov the Congregational 
Church. 

iii. Ella Viola Mason, born 26 June, 1855. Rezides, 1907, at Grand 
Rapids, Michigan, unmarid. 

iv. Ida May Mason, b. 28 Dec, 1859; d. 18 July, 1887, Grand Rapids. 

v. Glenn C, b. 2 Feb., 1875; m. 7 June, 1899, Anna Miller, b. 21 
Jan., 1877. They rezide, 1907, at Grand Rapids. Children: 
I. Ruth, b. 14 Dec, 1902; 2. Franklin Miller, b. 6 Jan., 1907. 



85C4 85C 

George Cusser, born lO September, 1831, in Duches County, 
New York, marid 14 October, 1868, Emma Ranous, born 9 May, 
1844. They rezide, 1907, at Grand Rapids, Michigan. Children: 

i. Frederick J. Cusser, b. 10 July, 1871 ; m. Nov., 1896, Rose Schal- 
lock, b. in 1879. She d. 23 Feb., 1907, in Chicago, 111., wher he, 
1907, livs. Children: i. Harold, b. 20 Aug., 1899; 2. Chrystal, 
b. 25 Sept., 1901; 3. Clarence, b. March, 1903; 4. Frederick J., 
b. II Feb., 1904; 5. Rose Ida, b. 20 Feb., 1907. 

ii. Harriet, b. 28 Sept., 1873; m. 30 July, 1896, Wendling R. Kuenzel, 
b. 1874. They rezide, 1907, in Hastings, Mich., with one child, 
Ralph, b. 9 Dec, 1902. 

iii. Adelbert George, b. 2 May, 1876; m. 31 July, 1906, Ethel Kettle, 
b. 17 Dec, 1883. They rezide, 1907, at Grand Rapids, Mich. 

iv. Edward Cusser, b. 20 July, 1880; d. 14 April, 1883; bur. South- 
field, Mich. 

V. Dorothy Emma Cusser, b. 25 Sept., 1883. Rezides, 1907, Grand 
Rapids. 



8o THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

85C5 85C 

Katherix J. CussER, born 29 February, 1836, in central New 
York, marid in Kent County, Michigan, in 1858, Perry Purdy, born 
2 October, 1835. Their addres, 1907, iz Alton, Mich. Children: 

i. Willis J. Purdy, b. 10 Feb., 1861 ; m. in 1882, Elsie McCabe, b. 

1864, d. . He m. 2nd in 1900, Sara White, b. 1865. Their 

addres 1907, Alton, Mich. Had -one child, Clyde, b. 1883, m. 

1904, Lea Blaaser, and haz one child, Elsie Marie, b. 17 Nov., 

1905, in Alton. 

ii. Fr.^nk Purdy, b. 8 Nov., 1871; d. in 1874. Bur. Gratton, Mich. 



85D 85 

Thomas' Slocum {Samuel,'^ Samuel,^ Samuel,'^ Nathaniel/ 
Giles/ Anthony/) waz born in La Grange Township, Duches 
County, New York, 8 September, 18 10. Hiz father died when he 
waz a small child, and he w-az given out to servis until he attaind hiz 
majority, during which time he attended school but thre months; and 
he continud to work for others on their farms for fifteen years ther- 
after. He purchast a farm larjly on credit; and in 1844, he marid 
Mary Jane Burtis ov Hillsdale, Columbia County, w^ho w^az born 15 
Jul}', 1 81 7. By hiz industry and thrift, he paid for the farm. In 
1858 he sold hiz first purchas and bought the larj farm adjoining it; 
and here he rezided until hiz deth 2 March, 1885; waz burid at 
Spencertown. His widow died 24 July, 1889, ajd about seventy-two 
3ears. They aquird a comfortabl competens; and wer esteemd honest 
and trustworthy in karacter. Children : 

i. Jane Ann, b. 6 July, 1847; m. William H. Stickels 12 July, 1862, 
She died 2 Jan., 1878, leving two children: i. Thomas Grant, 
b. 23 May, 1868; 2. Eugene Henr\-, b. 3 Aug., 1875, addres, 1906, 
Winnebago, Illinois. 

ii. Sar.a Elizabeth, b. 15 July, 1849; m. Nicholas Pulver 3 Jan., 1872. 
She died 6 Aug., 1891. Children: i. Frank Washington, b. 
4 Aug., 1873; 2. John Righter, b. 19 March, 1876; 3. Burtis La- 
fayette, b. 2 Aug., 1878; 4. Cyrus Henry, b. 8 Nov., 1883; 
5. Mary Louise, b. 27 April, 1886. 
ill. Richard Franklin, b. 2 Sept., 1851 ; m. Julia Emma Stickles ov 
Claverack, July 10, 1878. They rezide on their farm in Auster- 
litz Tp., with postofis Chatham, R. F. D., Columbia Co., N. Y. 
Children: 1. Charles Franklin, b. 22 Oct., 1880; 2. Thomas 
Floyd, b. 1 Jan., 1883; 3. Daisy Emma, b. 13 Feb., 1885; 4. 
Lorinda L, b. i Nov., 1892. Al unmarid August 15, 1906. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 8 1 

iv. Maria Louise, b. 20 July, 1856; m. 30 July, 1878, (the widower 
ov her deceast sister Jane Ann) William H. Stickels. They re- 
zided in Winnebago, Illinois, in 1906, with children: i. Clara 
May, b. 14 June, 1882; 2. Floyd Elmer, b. 9 Dec, 1884; 3. Lester 
Douglas, b. I Sept., 1887. 



87 A (87) 

John' Slocum {J esse/' Samuel:' Samuel* Nathaniel r Giles, - 
Anthony,^) waz born 18 May, 1803, in Oppenheim Township in that 
part ov Montgomery now Fulton County, New York. He niarid 
Margaret Morrow. In 1843 they setld at East Otto, Cattaraugus 
County, New York, wher hiz children wer reard, and w her he died 
16 September, 1877. Hiz widow movd to Michigan, and waz h'ving 
with her son James A. at Saginaw in 1881. Children: 

i. Jane Emeline, b. 29 May, 1830; died . 



ii. Sara Janet, b. 16 Oct., 1832; m. William Holmes at East Otto, 
New York, wher they afterward rezided. 
87A1. iii. Nathan Jackson, b. 13 April, 1834;; m. Emma Wickham. 
iv. Elizabeth Ann, b. 23 July, 1837; m. Robert Reynolds. 
V. John Newton, born 27 Marcii, 1840. Rezided at C'hesaning, 

Michigan, without son. 
vi. Elmer Luzerne, b. 29 December, 1842. Rezided at East Otto, 

New York, without children, 
vii. Helen Rosalia, b. 24 Dec, 1844; m. James Simms. Rezided 

at West, Cattaraugus Co., N. Y. 
viii. Emma Malvina, b. 28 Dec, 1846; m. John O'Brien. They re- 
zided at East Otto, New York. 
87A2. ix. James Abraham, b. 4 August, 1848; m. Ella McLellan. 

X. Lucia Margaret, b. 14 July, 1850; m. Hassen Blowers. They 

rezided at Elton, Cattaraugus Co., New York, 
xi. Eveline Mary, b. 4 June, 1852; m. Ira Taft. They rezided at 
Bradford, Pennsylvania. 

xii. Jesse, born 16 September, 1854; died . 

xiii. Thomas Smith, b. 28 July, 1856; m. ; haz son Jesse. They 

rezided at Kane, Pennsvlvania. 



87A1 87A 

Nathan Jackson"^ Slocum {John,' J esse f' Samuel,^ {?) Samuel,* 
Xathaniel/ Giles,'- Anthony,^) was born 13 April,, 1834, '" Stratford 
Township. Montgomery (now Fulton) County, New York. In 
1843 hiz parents movd their family to Cattaraugus Co., N. Y., wher 
he waz reard on a farm, near East Otto, wher he haz since rezided. 
He enlisted against the Southern Rebelion and servd thre years in 



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82 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

C(j. C, 04th Regt., N. Y. Vol. Inf. Waz in the Seven Days Batls, 
Hatl ()\- Gettysburg, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Wilderness, etc. He 
waz marid at East Otto 28 September, 1865, to Emma E. Wickham, 
born 6 September. 1840, at Shelby, N. Y., dauter ov Titus and 
Lavinia (Reynolds) Wickham. He iz (igob) yet an activ member 
ov the Grand Army ov the Republic. Children: 

j. Wii.i.iAM Jackson, b. i Sept., 1866; m. i Sept., 1888, at East Utto, 
• Helen E. Harrison, b. at Dunkirk, N. Y., 5 May, 1866, dau. ov 

Joliii and Elizabeth (Iteming) Harrison. A farmer, addres 
East Otto, N. Y. Child, Carl Harrison, b. 2 Jan., 1890. He 
waz graduated in the Cattaraugus High School, June, 1907, 
valedictorian ov the clas. 
ii. Hei.ek R., b. 24 Aug., 1868, at E. Otto; m. 16 Nov., 1886, Albert 
J. Pratt. They ar memberz ov M. E. Church at East Otto, N. Y., 
which iz 1906 their addres. One child. Lulu M. 



87A2 87A 

James ABRAliAM'' Slocum {John,' Jesse!' Samuel, ■■{'^) Samuel,^ 
Xatha/iie/r Giles,- Anthony,^) waz born 4 August, 1848, at East Otto, 
Cattaraugus County, New York. Previus to 1875 he went to Mich- 
igan, and previus to 1 88 1, he setld in the vicinity ov Saginaw, Mich., 
wher he yet (1907) rezides. He waz here marid 8 December, 1875, 
to Ella McLellan, born here 15 October, 1857, dauter ov Benjamin 
and Emeline (Palmer) McLellan. A farmer. Fraternal}', he i/ 
member ov the Orangemen, and Maccabees. Children: 

i. Mabel Eva, b. 27 Oct., 1879, in Isabella Co., Michigan. Mar. 18 
March, 1903, Robert James Gray Cieddes in Saginaw Tp. Ad- 
dres (1906) Hemlock, Mich, 
ii. Edison Warren, b. i April, 1883, at Saginaw, West Side; mar. 
Anna, dau. ov Solomon and Caroline (Hill) Anderson, ov Bes- 
semer, Mich., wher she waz born 22 Feb., 1882. He iz a farmer 
wher born; member ov I. O. O. P., K. P., and Orangemen. 
Child, Glen, b. 6 June, 1905. 
iii. Ester Emeline, b. 8 Sept., 1897, in Saginaw Tp. Addres (1906) 
Mount Pleasant, Isabella County, Michigan. 



102 A (102) 

Al.MV' Sl.ocu.M {Pele.ir:' Pe/e,?,' Holder,' Pele^r Giles r A n- 
th'j/iy,^) wa/. born 5 Ma\% i 790, on a farm in Dartmouth Township, 
Bristol County, A^Iassachusetts. She marid Pardon Wing, a nabor. 
llicy setld on a farm in Dartmouth, and tlu-r died. Children, per- 
haps not born in the order givn, viz: 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 83 

i. Joseph \\'ing. ii. William R. Wing. 

iii. Benjamin F. Wing; m. Emily, dau. ov John and Chanty Gifford. 

They had children: i. Laura,'' b. ; m. Abraham R. Tucker 

and had child, Joseph'" Tucker, now (1906) reziding in North 
Dartmouth. 2. John Franklin." 3. Herbert,'' m. Elizabeth Potter 
and had children: Herbert"' and Lawrence'". 

iv. John Wing. August 6, 1891, he wrote at his home, New Bedford, 
Mass., that "there are 3 brothers of us together in the clothing 
business, both to order and ready made ; and we are engaged in 
the Whaling business. We send out nine Whaleships, five from 
San Francisco and four from here. Have been in the business 
more than forty years." 

V. Katharin Wing; m. Joshua Gifford, and had five children: 
I. Abigail A.''; m. Lysander W. Gifford and had children: 
Edward E.'° who m. Amelia Barker and had two children, Jane" 
and Flora". 2. Peleg W." 3. Rebecca', m. Arthur Washburn. 
4. Elizabeth J.', m. Arthur .Manchester. 5. Franklin E.' waz 
lost at sea. 

vi. Caroline Wing; m. Capt. Charles Gifford. They had four chil- 
dren: I. Emeline'', m. David M. Gifford. 2. Mary.'' 3. Nor- 
man;" d. . 4. Charles W." now (1906) living in South 

Dartmoutl). 



103 A (103) 

Patience' Slocum {Christopher f' Peleg:' Holder* Peleg;- Giles, - 
Anthony,^) waz born 6 October, 1795, on a farm in Dartmouth 
Township, that part now Westport Township, Bristol County, 
Massachusetts. She marid 26 October, 1818, John Allen a nabor- 
ing farmer. Tha had children, viz : 

i. Eliza Allen; m. David M. Howland; had child, Edward", ho 
now (1906) rezides at Westport Point, Mass. 

ii. Patience Allen ; m. Holder Borden. A child, Leander, m. Clara 
Reed, and had child Flora, and others not reported. 

iii. Phebe Allen; m. John Cornel. Tha had children: i. Edward, 
ho m. and had children. 2. Emily, m. Samuel Peckham. 3. 
Eliot B. 4. John, m. and rezided in Cuttyhunk, Mass. 5. Mary 
E., m. Benjamin Smith. 6. Charles, m. and rezided in Clifford, 
Mass., in 1906. 

iv. Julia Allen. No report ov birth, marij or deth. 



107 (107,113) 

John*' Slocum {John:' Joseph,* Peleg,^ Giles,- Anthony*) waz 
born 20 December, 1756, in Aliddletown Township, Newport 
County, Rhode Island. He marid ther 2 October, 1776, Mrs. 



84 THE SI.OCUMS OF AMERICA 

Phebe Durfee. Ht- nii)\tl to Newport ( ?) about tlie year 1 790; 
and about this time hiz wiic died. The 4 May, 1794, he waz a resi- 
lient ov Portsnioutli Township and here marid this day Elizabeth, 
dauter ov Rowland Allen ()\- this plas. She waz ner the aj of hiz 
eldest dauter ami this marij disrupted the family. He moved his 
sekond list ov chihlren to Connecticut soon after the yer 1809? 
Children, by hrst marij : 

(229). i. Mary, b. 20 Feb., 1778; m. Pardon Sisson ; d. 7 July, 1864. 

(230). ii. Caleb Brown^ b. 2 Oct., 1779; m. Sara Batty; d. 1836. 

(231). iii. Oliver, b. A. D. 1781, in Middletovvn ; marid Ruth Sisson. 

iv. Sara, b. 9 March, 1786; in. Enos Gibbs. He d. in Portsmouth 
in i860; and she waz yet living ther in 1881 activ in mind 
and body. Children: i. Eliza, b. 1823; m. Stephen Perry 
Weaver and livd in Middletovvn. 2. William, b. 1825. 3. 
Sara A., b. 1828; m. Freeborn Weaver in 1852. She d. 25 
Sept., 1856. 

(232). V. Hanxa, b. 15 Sept., 1789; m. Capt. Charles Wilcox. 

Children by sekond marij (113) : 

vi. Phebe, bo'rn 16 Jan., 1797, in Middletovvn Township, R. I. 
vii. Holder, born 2 June, 1799, in Middletovvn Tp., R. 1. 

viii. Jonathan Shelden, b. 7 June, 1802, in Middletovvn, R. I. 

ix. St. Helena, born 13 Sept., 1804, in Portsmouth Tp., R. I. 

X. Elsinore, b. 3 December, i8o6, in Portsmouth Tp., R. I. 

xi. Olivenza, b. 28 May, 1809, in Portsmnuth Tp., R. 1. 



109 (109) 

Peleg'' Slocum {John,'' Joseph,^ Pclcg;^ Giles,'- J /itho/iy,^) waz 
born in the yer 1766 in Middletown Township (i. e. between Ports- 
mouth and Newport Townships), Newport County, Rhode Island. 
He marid Hanna Stoddard. Tha movd ^vestward, and rezided som 
time in Smyrna Township, Chenango County, New York. He died 
in 1838. Children, perhaps not al born in the order givn, viz: 

Stoddard, a farmer; died near Edinboro, Pa. 

Wanton, b. 4 Apr., 1790; m. Sara Austin; d. in 1871. 

Eason Peleg, b. 1793; m. Delaney Delamater; d. 1879. 

Lyman; seaman, d. ov fever in New York City, 1838. 

Lucinda; m. Thomas Jairaid, and had four children: i. James. 
2. David, who went to Michigan. 3. Edwin, waz drownd in 
Lake Erie on hiz way to Michigan. 4. Emily Jane, b. 10 June, 
1831, at Avon, N. Y. Mar. 7 June, 1853, Norman Foote, b. 15 
Sept., 1824, in Sparta, N. Y., a farmer, son ov Chester T. and 
Frances (Gordroumont) Foote. Children, al b. at Mt. Morris, 



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AND THEIR ALLIANCES . 85 

N. Y. : I. Frederick J.," b. 12 Feb., 1855, livs, 1907, at Mt. 
Morris. 2. Charles E.," b. 9 Feb., 1857, livs, 1907, at Nunda, 
N. Y. 3. Clarence A.," b. 12 May, i860, livs, 1907, at Mt. 
Morris,. 4. Chester T.," b. 12 Mar., 1863, livs, 1907, at 
Nunda. 5. Frank J.,' b. i Jime, i868, livs, 1907, at Nunda, 
N. Y. 
vi. Katherin. Birth and life rekord not reported. 

109A 109 

Stoddard" Slocum {Pelegf' John,^ Joseph/ Peleg/ Giles,- An- 
thony,'^) waz born, probably in Rhode Island. He lived with hiz 
parents for a time in Smyrna Township, Chenango County, New 
York. About the yer 1832 he movd to a farm ner the prezent 
Edinboro, Erie County, Pennsylvania, and ther he died. The nam 
ov his wife, with date and plas ov hiz marij hav not bin asertand. 
Children, perhaps not born in the order givn, viz : 

i. Wanton; waz kild by liglitning in erly manhood, in the State ov 
New York, unmarid. 

ii. David; mar. ist, Anna Giles; 2nd, Mary Perry, kuziiis. 'No liv- 
ing children.' David d. . Mary livs in 1907 at Edinboro. 

iii. Jane; mar. John McClenalian. Tha d. , leving two sons: 

I. Clarence, m. and living, 1907, in Erie, Pa. 2. Franklin, m. 
anJ living in Fredonia, N. Y. 



109B 109 

Wanton" Slocum (Peleg.'' John;' Joseph,^ Peleg^ Giles,- An- 
thony,^) waz born 4 April, 1790, in Rhode Island, or perhaps in 
Symrna Township, Chenango County, New York. Waz marid to 
Sara Austin, who waz born 7 August, 1798, in New York State. 
Tha movd to Edinboro, Erie County, Pennsylvania, about the year 
1832. He marid sekond Pauline Clough, ov Edinboro, wher tha 
rezided, and died, he 11 May, 1871. Children, by first marij: 

i. Stephen Pei.eg, b. 31 Aug., 1817; m. Hanna Pitt. No children 
AVer born to them; but tha adopted thre ho died erly. Tha 
died. 

ii. Mary Emza, b. 25 May, 1820; m. David Torrey and d. ajd 37 
years, leving five cliildren, viz: i. James Wanton, rezided 

at Cambridge Springs, Pa. 2. Florence, m. Steinbrook. 

:. Lizette, m. William Cnlbertson and dwelt at Cambridge 
Springs, Pa. 4. Susana, m. Mark Hotchkis. 5. Stephen, m. 



iii. Hanna, b. 3 Mar., 1821 ; m. John Tarbel az 2nd wife, and had 
thre children: i. Sara Jane, m. \\^illiam Flowers and dwelt 



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86 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

in Warsaw, N. Y. 2. Jesse Wanton, unmarid at Edinboio, 

Pa. 3. William P., m. Rebecca Park. He d., leving children: 

I. William Park. 2. Winifred Slocum. Tlia with their 

mother rezided, 1907, at Fargo, N. D. Mrs. Rebecca (Park) 

Tarbel kontributed larjly to this rekord. 

Leonard Delamater, b. i Jan., 1824; m. Eliza Lear\ ; d. . 

HuLDA, born 15 October, 1825; died in her infancy. 
CJiLES, b. 6 Feb., 1827; m. Ellen Miller; Erie Co., Pa. 
Jerusha Jane, b. 25 Dec, 1828; m. Benjamin Cole; died . 

Children: i. George W., m. . 2. John L., m. . 3. 

Lyman Delos, m. . 

viii. Matilda, b. 10 April, 1831; m. Albert E. Allen. Died levinii 

four sons ho ar al mar.: Charles B., Forest Page, Lyman, and 

Albert Guy. 
109H3. ix. Harriet, b. 10 Nov., 1833; m. Silas W. Allen in 1854. 

X. William Mills, b. 24 Nov., 1835, in Erie Co., Pa. Mar. Mary 

Wilcox. Tha setld on a farm with P. (). Perry, Wyoming 

Co., N. Y. Children: James, Amos, Sara Jane, and Mary, 
xi. Lymak Wanton, b. 5 Oct., 1838, in Erie Co., Pa. Mar. Lillian 

. No children. A railway engineer. Last herd ov he 

waz in C^osta Rica, C. A. 

Children b\ sekond niarij, adresez not reported: 

xii. Homer Devei.lo, born , in Erie County, Penn. 

xiii. Charles, born at Edinboro, Erie Co., Penn. 

xiv. Finette Adele, born at Edinboro, Erie Co., Penn. 



109B1 109B 

LeON.ARI) DliL.AM.ATHR'' SlOCUM {Ji\lllt(jn .' P(lii[.''' John'' 

Joseph,^ Pcic^,"' Giles r Anthony,^) waz born i January, 1824, in 
Livingston County, New York, and v\az rerd in Erie County, Penn- 
sylvania. In Febru:ir\, 1858, he went to Peoria, Illinois, wher he 
remand about two yer/., when he niovtl to Canton, Illinois, anil 
engajd in the distilery biznes under the Hrni name ov McCall and 
Co., hiz partnerz being James H. McCall and Stephen P. Slocum, 
hiz brother. This company kontinued until 1867 when the firm 
dizolvd. Leonard 1). marid 14 May, 1854, '" Rochester, New 
York, Eliza Leary, born in Ireland, but rerd in America from tlie aj 
ov eight yerz, dauter ov John and Margaret (Hickley) Leary. In 
1879 Leonard D. Slocum ownd a farm ov 221 akerz sitviated wun 
mile west ov the Publik Skwar ov Canton, Illinois, wun of the 
plezantest lokashon/. in the County.* Children: 



History of I'liltoii (.'otirily, Illinois, publisht in Peoria, 1879. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 87 

i. Charles S. A 'conductor' in St. Louis, Mo., in 1905. 
ii. Ida M. ; m. Howett ? In 1905 rezideil in St. Louis. 



109B2 109B 

Giles' SlocUM {^IVanton: Pclcg:'' Jolmr ./o,v( /)//,' Pc/cgr (Ji/cs_,- 
Anthony,^) waz born b February, 1827, in Villanova, Chautauqua 
County, New York. He marid Ellen .Miller, and setld on a farm 
thre miles from Edinboro, Erie Coimty, Pennsylvania, w her he waz 
living in February, 1907. Children, perhaps not al horn in the order 
givn, viz: 

i. Orange W., b. 5 Oct., 1861; m. 26 Nov., 1884, in Aberdeen, S. D., 
Mariette Strait, b. 15 Oct., 1858, az waz he in Erie Co., Pa. Tha 
hav wun child, Lynn F., b. 7 Mch., 1886; a student in the State 
Normal Skool, Aberdeen, in 1906. Mr. Slocum setld on a firm 
at Slocum, McPherson County, South Dakota, which Postotis tuk 
its nam from him. He rites that in relijon he iz a 'universal 
katholik,' in politiks, independent. 
ii. Franklin W. Mar. Amelia Hageman. Addres Erie, Pa. 
iii. Lev\is; d. unmarid in Insane Asylum. 

iv. Sara; iz, 1907, in Hospital for Insane, Erie, Pa. , ■ ! 

v. Mary; died at the aj ov about aten months, 
vi. W'n.MAM. Rezides, 1907, with father, a baciielor. 



109B3 109B 
Harriet"" Slocum {Ji^anton.' Ft'lcs,'' John/' Joseph.^ Pvlcfrr 
Gilesr Anthony ,^) waz born lO November, 1833, in P2rie County, 
Pennsylvania. She waz marid ther, in Edinboro, 30 April, 1854, to 
Silas Wheeler Allen, a blacksmith, born 8 September, 1833, in Edin- 
boro, wher tha yet, 1907, rezide. He iz son ov Eli and Amy 
(Wheeler) Allen. Children: 

i. Clifford Uzerne Allen, b. i June, 1856, in Edinboro, Pa. Marid 
31 July, 1883, Matilda Hagaman ov Erie, Pa., wher tha rezide, 
1907, without children, 
ii. John Wheeler Allen, b. 5 June, 1858, in Edinboro, Pa. Marid 
8 Aug., 1882, Agnes Baker ov Pa. He d. 10 Nov., 1904, at King, 
Indiana, and waz bur. in Chicago, 111., wher hiz family rezide, 
1907. Children: i. Henry D., b. 14 Aug., 1883. 2. Uzerne 
W., b. 12 Apr., 1885. 3. Grace, b. 9 Mch., 1887. 4. George, b. 
10 Sept., 1889. 5. Walter. 6. Clarence Wanton. 7. Clara, 
iii. Harriet Grace Allen, b. 22 Apr., 1867, in Edinboro, Pa. M. 13 
Mch., 1886, Willard B. Graves, b. N. Y. State. Tha rezide. 
1907, in Chicago, 111., wher she iz praktising medisin; he iz an 
enginer and contractor ov steam and hot water heting. A chiki. 
Enola Fay, waz b. 23 Dec, 1888, in the State ov New \o\k. 



88 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

no (110) 

Hox. William Brown*' Slocum {John;' Joseph* Peleg," Giles/ 
.liithony,^) born 2b April, 1770, on a farm in Middletown Town- 
ship, Newport County, Rhode Island; marid 28 April, 1793, Olivia''' 
Jocelyn, dauter ov Stockbridge Jocelyn ov Stockbridge, Pembroke, 
Massachusetts, and wife Olivia'' Standish, daughter ov David* 
Standish, son ov Josiah", son ov Alexander", son ov Captain Myles^ 
Standish ov the Pilgrims' ship Alayfloiver. 

Soon after marij tha movd to Rensselaer County, New York, 
wher he bekam a farmer and deler in live-stok and, withal a prom- 
inent man. He waz elekted Representativ in the Legislatur in the 
yerz ov 1820 and 1821. 

Tha died in Rensselaer County, he 29 May, 1823, in Schaghti- 
coke Township, and waz burid in Pittstown; she died 2 June, 1828, 
in Lansingburg and waz here burid. 

" Hers was a piety deep in its vein, and holy and most benignant in 
its influence." 

Her portrait is prezented herewith. A portrait ov her huzband, 
if any existed, haz not bin prezervd. Their children wer: 

1 10 A. i. Mary, born in 1795; marid Jolin H. Groesbeck. 

ii. Almira, b. i797(?) ; d. in 1874, unmarid, in Raymertown, N. Y.; 
bur. in Oakwood Semetery, Troy. She waz noted for her 
piety and good works. 

iii. Isaac, born ; a mariner; died at sea, unmarid. 

236. iv. Joseph, born in 1800; m. Margaret P. Jermain; d. in 1863. 

(237). V. Hiram, b. 2 May, 1802; m. Elizabeth VanVechten; died 1873. 
vi. Eliza; marid Jacob Strong. Tlieir children, Charles, Mary, and 
William, resided in or near Cincinnati, Ohio. No report 
resevd. 
vii. William Brown; died in New Orleans, Louisiana, unmarid. 
(238). viii. Maria; m. Clark Perry in 1832; died in Schaghticoke, N. Y. 
ix. Lucy Jocelyn; died about 1828 in Schaghticoke, New York. 



IIOA 110 

Mary' Slocum {H^ill'wm B./' John;' Joseph,' Peleg^ Giles/ Jn- 
thony,^) horn in the yer 1795, in Rensselaer County, New York. 
She ther marid John H. Groesbeck, hoz first American ansestor kam 
from Amsterdam, Holland. In 1816 Mr. Groesbeck movd hiz smal 
family to Cincinnati, and \\ent to houskeping on Front Street ner 
Race wher tha rezided imtil 1832. He engajd in the grosery trade 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 89 

which biznes inkrest and extended into holsal lines. He afterward 
engajd in the porkpaking biznes, and finaly in banking, in al ov 
which he waz suksesful. During sum ov thez later yerz hiz rezi- 
dens waz on Fourth Street site ov the prezent Pike's Opera Hous. 
The dates ov their deth hav not bin reported. Tha had children, 
perhaps not al reported, or born in the order givn, viz: 

no A I., i. WiLLiAxVi Slocum Groesbeck, b. 24 July, 1815; m. Elizabeth 
Burnet, 1837. 

ii. Margaret G. Groesbeck;, born • ; m. R. W. Burnet; rezided 

Cincinnati. He died about the yer 1898. Her deth not re- 
ported, 
iii. Olivia Groesbeck; marid Gen. Joseph Hooker, U. S. A. She 
died in Watertown, New York, soon after a return from Paris, 
France. 



IIOAI llOA 



Hon. Willi.am® Slocum Groesbeck {John H. Groesbeck and 
Mary' Slocum, Hon. JViUiani B.f' John/' Joseph,* Pelegr Gilesr 
Anthony/) waz born 24 July, 1815, in Kinderhook, New York, and 
waz rerd from the aj ov wun yer in Cincinnati, Ohio. Waz edu- 
kated in the Publik Skools, and graduated at Miami University, 
klas ov 1835, reseving the hiest onors. He 3tudid law, was admitd 
to the Bar in 183b, and bekam a leding member in the profeshon. 
His servisez in the U. S. Congres and other prominent ofisez, ar 
skecht in Volume I ov this work. For favorabl notisez ov hiz publik 
adresez and work, se also Blaine's Tiventy Years in Congres, Cox's 
Thre Decades of Federal Legislation, The Impechment Trial ov 
Prezident Andrew Johnson, etc. 

He marid in 1837 Elizabeth Burnet (dauter ov Juj Jacob and 
wife Rebecca Wallace* and grand-dauter ov Dr. William Burnet, 
Delegat to the first Continental Congres, and the first Surjon-Gen- 
eral ov the American Army). She died 6 April, 1889. 

In 1872 William Slocum Groesbeck gav fifty thousand dolars to 
the City of Cincinnati to be permanently invested and the inkum 
to be expended for muzik in Burnet Woods, Cincinnati. Mr. 
Groesbeck, az an orator and a statesman, waz an ilustrashon ov the 



* Wun Charles H. Browning publisht in 1894 the 3rd edition ov Americans 
of Royal Descent, in which he states that this Rebecca waz a dauter ov Robert 
Wallace and Rebecca Chambers ho waz '17th in the descent from John, King 
ov England.' Se sekond note on paj 23 ov Volume I ov The Slocums, etc., 
in .'Im erica. 



90 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

best fruit ov the hiest sivilizashon. Hiz tal and ampl body waz 
surmounted by a bed ov singular fors and determinashon. The 
forhed vvaz skwar and ampl ; the eyes lookt strait from a sharply 
ardent brow, ful and ferlesly. The noz waz prominent; the lips 
firm and indikativ ov a strong keracter. He died 7 July, 1897, ''i 
Cincinnati. Children, perhaps not al born in the order givn, y'v/.: 

i. Mary A. Groesbeck; died at the aj ov forten years. 

ii. Jacob Burnet Groesbeck; died at the aj ov four years. 

iii. William Slocum Groesbeck; died in hiz infancy. 

iv. Elizabeth Burnet Groesbeck; m. Keneim Henry Digby ov 
County Kildare, Ireland. Tha iivd at wun time in West Worth- 
ing, England. 

v. Rebeka Burnet Groesbeck; m. in Cincinnati Jan., 1871, Col. 
Robert Hale Ives Goddard, son ov William Giles and wife 
Charlotte Rhoda Goddard. Tha rezided in Providence, R. i. 
Children: i. William Groesbeck; d. and bur. in Providence. 
2. Madeline Ives; m. Marquise d'Andigne. Adres, 1907, Mas 
de Giraud, Le Sambuc, France. 3. Robert Hale Ives. 

vi. Herman John Groesbeck, b. in 1852; m. Elizabeth, dau. ov Juj. 
Aron F. Perry. He studid medisin in The Miama Medikal 
Kolej, Cincinnati and waz ther graduated M. D. He therafter 
studid in the University ov Edinboro, Scotland, and in Paris. 
He took grat interest in the Ohio Humane Sosiety, and waz 
chozn its Prezident in 1889. He died . Children: i. Eliza- 
beth Granville. 2. William Ciebhard. 3. Herm.an Gouveneur. 
vii. Caroline Thevv Groesbeck; died in 1863, ajd 13 yrs. 
viii. Telford Groesbeck; m. Louise Bulkeley Cox, dauter ov the Dean 
ov the Kathedral at Garden Sity, N. Y. Children: i. Louise 
Telford. 2. Glendinning Burnet. " 3. Mary Caroline. 

ix. Julia Groesbeck; m. Robert Ludlow Fowler ov N. Y. C. 



Ill A (111) 

Judith' Slocum {Jonathan !' Joseph;' Giles,* Sa/mtel/ Giles, ~ 
Anthony,^) waz born in October, 1760, in Warwick Township, Kent 
County, Rhode Island. She waz takn to the Wyoming Valy, Penn- 
sylvania, by her parents about 1774 or 1777; and waz ther expozed 
to the hororz ov the Wyoming Masaker ; the kiling ov her father, 
the karying into kaptivity ov her sister Frances by the savajez 2 
November, 1778, etc. She gru to womanhood on the family farm 
which iz now (1907) inkluded within the City ov Wilkes-Barre, 
Pa. She waz ther marid 24 February, 1782, to Hugh Foresman a 
naboring farmer. He waz born 11 December, 1748, eldest ov the 
forten children ov Robert, son ov Hugh and Jane (All) Foresman 



AXD THEIR ALLIANCES 9 1 

ov Tyrone, Ireland, ho wer marid 8 Januar}-, 1748, akording to the 
Famil.v Rekord in the Bibl ov Robert, which iz now (1906) in 

poseshon ov C M Foresman, Madison, Wisconsin. Hugh, 

our subjekt, waz a subaltern in Captain Hewett's kompany in defens 
ov the Wj'oming Masaker, and waz wun ov the fifteen ov that kom- 
pany ho eskapt the slauter; and he waz the only wun ho brot in hiz 
gun. Se the Wyoming Memorial to the U. S. Congres. Hugh 
and Judith movd ther family to Ohio about the yer 1800, and setld 
seven miles south ov Circleville. Here tha akumulated about wun 
thousand akers ov land; and here tha died ner the prezent Kingston, 
he 17 December, 181 1, she 12 March, 1814; and wer burid in A'lount 
Plezant Semetery. Children; thre sons wer in the War ov 1812, 
and the dauters workt in the fields during their absens; perhaps the 
births wer not al in the order givn, viz: 

i. John Foresman. ii. Hugh Foresman, livd five miles south 
ov Circleville, Ohio, in tlie 1830's with two dauters, wun 
namd Judith. 
iriAi. iii. Ruth Foresman, b. 17 Apr., 1790; m. Thomas Bell. 

iv. Jane Foresman, b. ; mar. James Torbert. 

111A2. v. Agnes Fores.man, b. ; mar. Matthew McCrea. 

vi. Robert Foresman. vii. Si.ocum Foresman. Thez nams 
hav been reported az wun, and az two persons. 

viii. Judith Fores.man, b. ; m. Joseph Johnston. 

ix. Ebenezer (?) Foresman; fel from a load ov wood in Pennsyl- 
vania in hiz youth; a stick fel upon him, and the injuriz re- 
zulted in hiz deth. 

X. Mary Fores.man, b. ; mar. James Jackson. 

xi. Nancy Foresman. xii. Jonathan Fores.man. 



lllxU 111 A 

Ruth Foresman {Hugh Foresman and Judith' Slocum as abuv,) 
waz born 17 April, 1790, at the prezent Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 
and waz rerd from the aj ov about ten yerz seven miles southward 
ov Circleville, Ohio. She waz here niarid to Thomas Bell who waz 
born in Ireland in 1775 and kam to Ohio erly in life. He waz wun 
ov the first nail makers in Ohio. Tha died in or ner Circleville, 
Ohio, he 5 September, 1823, she 25 Februarv, 1833, and wer ther 
burid in Forest Semetery. Children: 

III A 3. i. Hugh Bell, b. 31 Jan., 1815; m. Lavinia Renick. 

ii. Jane Bell, b. ; m. William Entrekin. The\-, 1907, reziJe 

near Kingston, Ohio. Children: i. Tacy, m. Newton Davis 



.92 THl- SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

and haz child, Leila. 2. John, m. Laura Anderson and haz 
child Carl. 3. Crayton, m. and haz children, Nina, Ruth, and 
Henry. 4. Flora, m. John McGraw. She d. . 

iii. William Bell, b. ; d. in 1843 in or near Circleville. 

iv. Judith Slocum Bell; m. Rev. George Wells. Tha rezide in 
Illinois. One child, Chester, livs near Decatur, 111. 

V. Martha Bell; m. Chester C. Wells. Tha rezide in New Verden. 
Children: Lillian and Horace. 
Ruth Bell; died in her infancy at Circleville, Ohio. 



VI. 



111A2 lllA 

Agnes Foresman {Hugh Foresman and Judith' Slocur/i as abuv,) 
waz born at the prezent Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and waz rerd 
from about the yer 1800 about seven miles southward ov Circleville, 
Ohio. She marid Matthew McCrea, ho waz born in County Down, 
Ireland. He waz an activ and suksesful man; a farmer and mer- 
chant. Tha died in Circleville, and wer burid in Forest Cemetery. 
Children : 

i. Adam McCrea; marid Belle Turney. He waz living in Circle- 
ville, O., in 1890, then ajd about 70 yerz. Had children: i. 
Nelson Turney, m. Margaret Clark. 2. Frances Delano, d. ajii 
thre years. 

ii. Joseph McCrea; marid Mary Denny. 

iii. William McCrea; marid Baker. 

iv. George McCrea ; marid Florence Delano. 

V. Eveline McCrea; marid Samuel Turney, M. D. 

111A3 lllAl 

HUGH^ Bell {Thomas Bell and luife Rut¥ Foresman, Hugh 
Foresman and u'lfe Judith' Slocum) waz born 31 January, 1815, at 
Circleville, Ohio, A farmer, and deler in short horn catl. He 
marid 5 May, 1841, Lavinia, dauter ov George Renick, the first 
drover ov Oliio fed catl over the Alegeny Mountans, to the New 
York .and other estern markets. He resevd, by way ov hiz wife the 
George Renick pioner homsted and farm. She waz ther born 22 
June, 1817; and ther died 18 April, 1898. He died at Chillicothe, 
Ohio, 5 March, 1900; tha wer burid ther in Grandvievv Cemetery. 
Children: 

i. George Renick Bkll, b. 7 Mar., 1843; d. at tlie aj ov four 
months; waz bur. in Forest Semetery, Circleville. 
111A4. ii. William 'I'iiom as Bell, b. 12 Sept., 1S44; in. twis. 



AXD THEIR ALLIANCES 93; 

H1A5. iii. Elizabeth J. Bell, b. 26 Dec, 1846; m. N. J. Dunlap. 
111A6. iv. JosiAH R. Bell, b. 9 Oct., 1849; m. Mary E. McGoffin. 
V. Dorothy Harness Bell, b. 12 Jan., 1852; d. ajd 3 months, 
vi. Hugh Bell, b. 8 June, 1853, at Chillicothe, Ohio; m. Winni- 

fred Bailey ov Warren, Ohio, 
vii. Anna Laura Bell, b. 30 Aug., 1855; d. 18 Feb., 1859; burid 
in Grandview Semetery, Chillicothe. 
H1A7. viii. Nellie Turney Bell, b. 4 Nov., 1857; m- Jo*- ^- Bonner. 



111A4 111A3 



William Thomas^" Bell {Hugh^ Bell, Ruth^ Fon'snuui, Judith' 
SlocuTHj) waz born 12 September, 1844, at Circleville, Ohio. He 
marid Mary Elizabeth Miskimins, born 9 April, 1845. She died 
26 June, 1 89 1. He marid selcond M. Katherin Caldwel Miller, 
born 2 June, 1850. Children: 

i. Joseph Miskimins Bell, b. 7 Nov., 1867; m. Florence May Fly- 
mire, b. at Sabina, O. A child, Elizabeth Katherin, ^vaz b. 13 
Apr., 1905. 

ii. Annie Turney Bell, b. 5 Nov., 1870; m. Rev. George A. Wilbur. 
Children: i. Edward, b. i Aug., 1898. 2. Heniy Turney, b. 4 
June, 1904; d. 6 July, 1905; bur. at Circleville, Ohio. 

iii. Hugh Nelson Bell, b. i Apr., 1874. A farmer; m. Ethel Flor- 
ence. A child, William Kenneth, waz b. i Aug., 1900. 

iv. Jane Steel Bell, b. 9 Feb., 1877, at Circleville; m. Frank E. Rob- 
inson, banker. Tha rezide in Columbus, O. A child, Dudley 
Bell, waz b. 7 Aug., 1899. 



111A5 111A3 

Elizabeth Jane^'' Bell (Hugh° Bell, Ruth^ Foresman, Judith' 
. Slocum) waz born 26 December, 1846, at Chillicothe, Ohio. She 
marid 30 May, 1868 (?) Nelson J. Dunlap, farmer. Tha rezided 
ner Kingston, Ross County, Ohio. Children: 

i. Mary Elizabeth Dunlap, b. 23 Aug., 1868; m. Amos Leist at 
Kingston, O. Children: i. Margaret Elizabeth, b. Sept., 1897. 
2. Robert, b. May, 1899, at Kingston. 

ii. Alice Jane Dunlap, b. 23 Oct., 1870, at Kingston. 

iii. William Renick Dunlap, b. 21 Oct., 1872; m. Ethel Maxine 
Cummins at Columbus, O. He haz been a farmer; iz now, 1907, 
Ohio State Dairy and Food Commissioner. A child. Nelson Hen- 
derson, waz b. Feb., 1903, ner Kingston. 

iv. Annie Bell Dunlap, twin, b. 16 May, 1^77; d. Aug., 1877. 

V. Nellie Turney Dunlap, twin, b. 16 May, 1877; m. Denis Hitter 
Dresbach. A child, Mary Elizabeth, waz b. July, 1903. 



94 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

lllAG 111 A3 

JosiAH Renick'" Bell {Hitsh^ Bell. Ruth'' Foresman. Judith' 
Slocuui) waz born 9 October, 1849, near Circleville, Ohio. He 
marid Mary Elizabeth McGoffin. Children: 

i. Remck McGoffin Bell, b. 19 Dec, 1873. He waz a soljer in the 
Spanish-Amerikan War. Mar. Lena ShaflFer ov Barberton, (>. 
A manufakturer. 

ii. Nellie Irene Bell, b. 8 June, 1877; m. Ernest Hess. Children: 
I. Winnifred. 2. Dorothy Turney. 

iii. Mary Madge Bell, b. 28 Sept., 1879; m. Frank K. Rines at Cir- 
cleville, O., 6 June, 1900. A child, Robert Hugh, d. in infancy. 

iv. JosiAH Earl Bell, born 27 January, 1882, ner Circleville. 

111A7 111A3 

Nellie Turney"' Bell (Ilugh^ Bell and wife Lavinia Renick, 
Thomas Bell and ivife Ruth'' Fores/nan, Hugh Fores/nan and icife 
Judith' Slocuni, {Jonathan,'' Joseph,'' Giles,'*' Samuel,^ Giles,- Jn- 
thon\\^) waz born 4 November, 1857, ner Chillicothe, Ohio. She 
waz ther marid 4 November, 1878, at her anscstral hom, the George 
Renick Homsted, to Kurnel Joseph Claybaugh Bonner, born 13 
Jul}-, 1855, on a farm ner Chillicothe. He waz edukated in the 
Publik Skools and in the Chillicothe Akademy. He haz had sukses 
in biznes and politiks; hiz first traning for both being four yerz in 
the First Nashonal Bank, Chillicothe, and two yerz member ov the 
loledo Republikan Exekutiv Komite, ^vun yer its chairman. In 
1892 he organizd, and iz (1907) the kontroling stokholder in, llie 
Ames-Bonner Alanufakturing Kompany, Toledo. He iz Prezident 
ov The Bonner Rail Wagon Kompany, The Renick-Bonner Farm 
Kompan\ at Chillicothe, and partner in the banking hous of Bonner 
and l\ompan\ . Toledo. He haz bin Prezident ov The Toledo Stok 
PZxchanj sins its organizashon in 1903. Sins 1892 he haz also bin 
aktivly engajd in efectiv kampain work in the Republikan party and 
' his own party komends him for eHshensy and the opozishon respekts 
him for onorabl methods pursud.' He haz servd in lokal, State, 
and Nashonal work, and hiz mind haz been fertil in devises to 
kaptur the eye and konvins the mind ov pepl during politikal kam- 
pains. He waz chozn kurnel ov a rejiment ov twelv kompaniz ov 
soljerz formd in "J'oledo and visinity for driling and supplying 
rekniits in the field for the Spanish-American War; he also servd on 
Governor McKinle\"s staf with rank o\ kurnel dining the ful term. 



't-> 



AXD THHIR ALIJAXCES 95 

In I goo Prezident McKinley appointed Kurn^l Bonner Kolektor ov 
Kustoms for the Miami Distrikt and Port ov Toledo ; and Prezident 
Roosevelt reappointed him to this important ofis which he (1907) 
hfilds. He iz ov a patriotik family; iz member ov the Sosiety ov 
the Sons ov the Revolushon, and Sosiety ov the War ov 1812. Iz 
onorary member ov the Toledo Pres Asosiashon ; member ov the 
R. A., Toledo Kliib; and with hiz family ov the Presbyterian Church, 
Toledo. The only child ov Kurnel and Mrs. Bonner, iz: 

i. Dorothy Renick, born 12 May, 1881, Chillicothe, Ohio. She 
marid 26 April, 1905, William Belles, born 30 January, 1877. 
He iz a manufakturer in Toledo, Ohio, wher tha rezide. 



IIIB (Ul) 

Mary" Slocum {Jonathan,'' Joseph,'^ Giles.* Samuel/ Gilesr 
.hithony,^) waz born 22 December, 1768, in Warwick Township, 
Kent County, Rhode Island. She waz takn by her father with hiz 
family to the Wyominj^ Valy, Pennsylvania, about 1774-1777, and 
ther, at their dweling hous within a hvuidred yards ov Wilkes-Barrc 
Fort, she experienst many ov the alarms and sum of the horors ov 
the Wyoming Masaker ; the sezure and abdukshon 2 November, 
1778, ov her younger sister Frances to a life-long kaptivity; the 
murder ov her father 16 December, 1778; and the apprehenshons, 
sorroz and deprivashons rezulting from these savajriz, and after-life 
in the wildernes. She marid Joseph lowne,* a naboring farmer, 
and rerd her family in the same kounty (Luzerne). She died 5 
April, 1844 (1848?), ner Chillicothe, Ohio? The date and plas 
o\' Joseph's deth haz not been reported. Chllilren, perhaps not al 
born in the order here givn, viz: 

i. CjH-ES Slocum Towne. He went to Nu Orleans, thens to the 

iland ov Kiiba, and haz not sinse bin herd from. 
ii. Wn.LiAM Slocuvi Towne; died in June, 1889, at the aj ov 
about ninety yerz, in Greenfield, Highland Co., Ohio, leving 
thre, four or more children? 
iii. Ebenezer Towne. Livd in Athens, III. 
iv. Judith Towne; marid Cyrus Reed. Tha livd in Clinton Co., 

Ohio. A dauter marid Behner. 

iiiBi. V. Benj.wiin C. S. Towne, b. 1806; m. Mary Milligan. 

* The book entitld The Descendants of jrilliam Toiune iv/io came to America 
in or about 1630 and settled in Salem, Mass., 8 vo pp. 368, duz not contain 
the nam ov this Joseph Towne. 



g6 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

111B2. vi. Mary Towne; m. George T. Owens; d. in 1868. 
111B3. vii. Anor Tovvne, b. 20 May, 1793; m. William Miller. 

viii. Avis Tovvne; m. Dr. Henry Davis. He vvaz interested in 
arkeoloji. Tha dwelt sum time in Chillicothe, Ohio, then 
movd to New York City, 
ix. Martha Towne. No partikularz reported. 

X. Nancy Towne; m. Ramsley ? Tlia livd at Hennepin, 

Putnam Co., 111., with a larj family. 



I 



iiiBi niB 

Dr. Benjamin Curtis Slocum Town {Joseph and Mary' 
Slocuin Toivne,) a twin, waz born at Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 
5 July, 1806. He marid 17 January, 1828, near Greenfield, High- 
land Kounty, Ohio, Alary Milligan, ho waz born 16 September, 
1806. She died 11 July, 1844, at Bath, Illinois. He marid sekond 
in Decatur, 111., 20 April, 1845, Mary Ann Miller, ho waz born 
in Ohio 5 March, 1823, and died 13 May, 1881, at Bath, 111. He 
died 5 August, 1887, at Bath. Children, by first marij : 

111B4. i. Jiles Slocum Town, b. 9 Jan., 1829; m. Elvira M. Powers. 

ii. James Wilson Town, b. 3 May, 1833, near Wilmington, Ohio; 
m. 10 Nov., 1856, Susan J. Barnes, b. 9 March, 1833, in 
Pickaway Co., O. She d. 20 Dec, 1881. He m. 2nd, 10 
May, 1883, Margaret Strain, b. 19 Feb., 1837, in Cjreenfield, 
O. They setld at Bath, 111. No children, 
iii. Elizabeth Town, b. 28 Sept., 1836; d. 13 November, 1840. 
111B5. iv. Mary E. Town, b. 2 Feb., 1839; m. John Q. Dunlap. 

Children bj^ sekond marij : 

V. Ada Curtis Town, born 19 May, 1859, at Bath; d. same day. 

vi. M.-VRTHA C. Town, b. 15 Aug., i860; d. 6 April, 1862, in Bath. 

vii. Ella Alice Town, b. i Nov., 1862; d. 30 Aug., 1863. 

Ulysses Lincoln Town, b. 6 Feb., 1866, in Bath, 111. Mar. 
18 May, 1892, in Havana, 111., Caroline Rebecca, dau. ov 
William and Pamela (Knox) Hoffner ov Havana, wher 
she waz b. 6 Feb., 1871. Ulysses iz a Railway Mail Klerk, 
rezidens, 1906, Cape Girardeau, Mo. Children: i. Mildred, 
b. 17 June, 1893. 2. Ruth, b. 15 Nov., 1896. Both born 
in Havana. 



VI 11 



111B2 111B 

Mary Towne {Joseph l^nvne and Mary' Slocum,) waz born 
in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. She marid George Tilman 
Owens; died in Springfield, Illinois, in i8b8, and waz ther burid. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 97 

Children, perhaps not al born in the order givn, viz: 

i. Giles Tilman Owens, born about the year 1822 ? 

111B6. ii. Harriet P. Owens, b. 15 Sept., 1824; m. James Fiiiley. 

iii. Elizabeth Owens, twin, died in her infancy. 

iv. Benjamin Curtis Slocum Town Owens, twin, b. . 

111B7. V. Archibald Owens, b. in i826( ?) ; d. 18 July, 1864. 

vi. Ruth Ann Owens. Dates and plases not reported. 



111B3 lllB 

Anor Towne {Joseph and Mary' Slocum Towne,) waz born 
20 May, 1793, in Luzerne Count}', Pennsylvania. She marid 
William Miller, who waz born 14 February, 1785. Tha had 
children : 

i. MiLTiADES Miller, born 31 January, 1812. 

ii. Nancy G. Miller, b. 24 March, 1813; m. Joseph Barnard 
(Brainard ?). 
mB8. iii. Mary Slocum Miller; m. Patriciv S. Cunningham, 
iv. Martha Miller, born i December, 1816. 
V. West Monroe Miller, born 10 January, 1818. 
111B9. vi. Eliza Jane Miller, b. 1820; m. William A. King. 

vii. Ruth Ann Miller, b. 25 Jan., 1822; m. Cash, and had 

children: i. Sara Frances, m. Sears and livd in Dan- 
ville, Ind., in 1900. 2. Emma, m. McPhetridge; livd in 
Chicago. 3. William H., West Indianapolis. 4. Dayton Cash 
livd at Hoopston, 111. 
viii. William Henry Miller, b. 12 July, 1824. 

ix. Joseph Slocum Miller, b. i Sept., 1826; m. . Children: 

I. Alice, m. Curtis; livd, 1900, Topeka, Kan. 2. Charles 

F., 1900, in Webster, Iowa. 3. Margaret, m. Hamrick 

and livd in Danville, Ind., 1900. 
X. Hugh Glenn Miller, born 29 July, 1828. 
xi. Avis Davis Miller, born 11 October, 1830. 



111B4 lllBl 

JiLES Slocum Town {Benjamin C. S., Joseph and Mary 
{Slocum) Town.) waz born 9 January. 1829, in Greenfield. High- 
land County, Ohio. He waz marid 11 September, i860, in Spring- 
field, Illinois, to Elvira Minerva Powers, ho waz born 23 January, 
1842, on Sny Island, Pike Kounty, Illinois. He waz a drugist. 
Tha rezided mai^y yerz at Bath, Mason County, 111., wher al their 
children wer born. Late in life tha movd to Easton, and ther died, 
she 9 May, 1895, he 5 March, 1901 ; wer ther burid in Leveldale 
Semetery. Children: 

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98 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

j. Harriet Annette Town, b. 25 June, 1861; m. 11 Sept., 1882, 
William Ernest Foulks, b. 17 April, 1859, in Chicago, 111., wher 
he haz been a U. S. Mail Karier, without mising a day, sinse 
1887. Tha rezide in their own horn, 4216 Langley Ave. Chil- 
dren: I. Itha, b. 13 Dec, 1883, in Franklin, 111. 2. Vella, b. 
23 Jan., 1888; mar. in Chicago, 24 Oct., 1903, John O. Barbour, 
a gas fiter and Prezident ov the Interlockers Union ov Chicago. 
3. Edna Ruth, b. ii Aug., 1891. 

ii. Benjamin Franklin Town, b. 30 June, 1863; d. 11 Jan., 1873; 
bur. at Bath, Illinois. 

iii. Mary Alice Town, b. 31 March, 1865; m. 14 Aug., 1895, at Lin- 
coln, 111., Charles Richie Adair, b. 11 March, 1868, in Logan Co., 
111., son ov James Madison and Sara Jane (Barr) Adair. He 
iz an Abstraktor ov Titls and Atomy at Law. Children, the 
two first born in Clinton, 111., and the third in Charleston wher 
tha now (1906) rezide, viz: 1. Charles Town, b. 30 Sept., 1896; 
2. Mary Ellen, b. 16 April, 1901 ; 3. James Hamilton, b. 25 Feb., 
1904. 

iv. Leonora Town, b. 12 Oct., 1867; d. 23 June, 1888; bur. Easton. 

v. Elnathan Town, b. 7 Nov., 1873; m. 24 June, 1896, Fairy Alice 
Downey near Lincoln. Children: i. Karl Downey. 2. Muriel. 
Tha rezided (1906) near Easton, 111. 

vi. Minerva Town, b. 30 March, 1875; m. 4 Sept., 1895, Alexander 
H. Penewit ov Felicity, Ohio. Tha rezide at Easton, 111., in 
1906. Mrs. Penewit very much rezembls many ov the Slocums 
ov her jenerashon. Children, i. A Son, d. at birth 13 Jan., 
1901; 2. Paul Slocum, b. 19 Dec, 1903. 



111B5 lllBl 



Mary E. Town (Benjamin C. S., Joseph and Mary' Slocum 
Town,) waz born 2 February, 1839, near Athens, Illinois. She 
waz marid 23 August, 1864, to Dr. John Q. Dunlap, ho waz born 
16 October, 1840, at Clear Creek, Fairfield Co., Ohio, ov Scotch- 
Irish parents; and waz reard by them from an erly aj in Illinois. 
He studied medisin and began its praktis at the aj ov tvventj^-one 
years. He erly enlisted az a privat soljer agenst the Southern 
Rebelyon for thre months' servis. At the expirashon ov this time 
he re-enlisted az Assistant Surjon, and in this kapasity he servd until 
the kloz ov the war in 1865. Tha rezide at Bath, 111., in 1906. 
Children: 

i. A Son, died in hiz infancy in Illinois. 

ii. Walter B. Dunlap, h. 15 Feb., 1867, in Arenzville, 111. Mar. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 99 

Katherin M. Carpenter in 1889 at Bath. Children: i. Name 
not reported; d. in infancy. 2. Lawrence. 3. Hazel, 
iii. George R. Dunlap, b. 16 July, 1873, in Suicarte, 111. Mar. Jan., 
1900, Anna Pelstring at Sigel. Tha hav one child, a dauter. 



111B6 111B2 

Harriet P. Owens {George T. Oivens and Mary Toivne,) 
Joseph Toivne and Mary Slocum,) born 15 September, 1824; marid 
27 March, 1849, James Finley. Tha setld on a farm ner Lexing- 
ton, McLean Kounty, Illinois, wher she died 29 November, 1901, 
and wher he iz yet (1907) living. Children: 

i. Mary A, Finley; m. Roberts. Rezides, 1899, at Varna, III. 

ii. George T. Finley; died previus to the year 1899. 

iii. Joseph William Curtis Finley, b. 24 Feb., 1852, in Clinton Co., 
O. Mar. near Lexington, 111., 31 Oct., 1882, Joanna Olive Crum- 
baker, b. 16 Nov., 1858, in Coshocton Co., O., dau. ov William 
Armsted Crumbaker ov Va., and wife Margaret Piper ov Pa. 
Tha rezide on a farm, 1907, with addres Schuyler, Colfax Co., 
Nebr. Children: i. Olive Belle, b. 26 Feb., 1884. 2. William 
Chase, b. 31 May, 1886, both in McLean Co., 111. 3. Harriet 
Margaret, b. 19 June, i888, in Colfax Co., Nebr. Died 6 Mar., 
1892. 

iv. Benjamin M. Finley, desest. 

V. Stephen A., rezides, 1899, on a farm near Lexington, 111. 

vi. M.atilda B., desest. vii. Richard C, rezides on a farm near 
Lexington, 111. viii. Ruth, desest. ix. General L., iz, 
1907, Stashon Ajent ov The Northern Pacific Ry. Co. at Red 
Lodge, Montana. x. Margaret L., desest. xi. Caroline, 
desest. xii. Clement V. Finley, desest. 



111B7 111B2 

Archibald Owens {George T. Oivens and Mary Toivne, Joseph 
and Mary' Slocum Towne,) waz born in 1826, at Lebanon, or Wil- 
mington, Ohio. Whom, when or wher he marid haz not been aser- 
taind. He died 18 July, 1864, near Charloe, Paulding County, 
Ohio. Children: 

i. Harriet Emily Owens, b. 7 Mar., 1846, near Lima, O. Mar. 

John Ice. She d. 5 April, 1898, at Florida, Ohio, 
ii. Ura, or Urania Owens, b. Oct., 1848; m. George Wells. Tha 

rezided two miles south ov Arthur, Paulding Co., Ohio, with 

eight or nine children. She died in January, 1888. 
iii. George Town Owens, b. 13 Jul}-, 1850; m. Mary Jane Stout ov 

Florida, Henry Co., Ohio. Tha setld on a farm mile and a half 



lOO THE SLOCUAIS OF AAIliRICA 

northwest ov Florida, wher tha, 1907, rezide. Tlia hav children: 

Franklin; William, m. Seiple and livs in Jewel, Ohio; 

Albert, Samuel, Clinton, and Allen. 

iv. Ruth Ann Owens; died at the aj ov seven years. 

V. Eliz.a Owens; m. Isaiah Bell. l"ha rezided at Oakwood, Pauld- 
ing Co., Ohio. Children: i. Otto; m. , a farmer near Oak- 
wood. 2. Charles; m. ; a painter at Oakwood. 3. A dau- 

ter; m. and rezides in Michigan. 

vi. Eli.is Ward Owkns; m. ; rezides on a farm near Florida, 

Ohio, with children. 

vii. Is.\AC Hardesty Owens; m. ; rezides on a farm near Florida, 

Ohio, with children. No report elisited. 
viii. Mary Louise Owens. No further rekord resevd. 

ix. Archibald Owens, b. 13 Aug., 1864; m. wido Ella (Perkins) 
White, M. D., 25 Dec, 1899. He studid medisin. Residens not 
non. 



111B8 111B3 
Mary Slocum Miller {WUliam Miller and A nor Towne, 
Jos'eph and Mary'' Slocuni Townc,) born 14 January, 181 5; inari'd 
Patrick S. Cunningham, son ov David. Their first thre children 
wer born in Hillsboro, Ohio, and the later wuns in ^liddletown, 
Illinois, viz : 

i. Nancy Jane Cunningham, b. 5 July, 1833. Rezided in Mc- 

Cune ( ?) Kansas in the Near 1907. 
ii. Anor Miller Cunningham, b. 9 Jan., 1835; m. Allen Halstead. 
Rezided Thayer, Nebr. Children: James S., Chadron, Nebr. 
Albert, and Zilla, Thayer, Nebr. 

iii. Margaret Ann Cunningham, b. 5 Dec, 1836; m. Harper. 

Rezided near Danville, Ind., in 1900. 
iv. John Howard Cunningham, b. 7 June, 1838. Rezided in Denver, 
Colorado, in the year 1906. 

V. George Washington Cunningham, b. 20 Aug., 1840; d. . 

vi. William Monroe Cunningham, b. if May, 1842. Rezided in 

Montezuma, Iowa, in the year 1906. 
vii. Samuel Steel Cunningham, b. 3 Dec, 1844. Rezided at Waynes- 
ville. 111., in the year 1906. 

viii. David Alexander Cunningham, b. 8 Sept., 1846; died ■ . 

ix. Lowell K. Cunningham, b. 20 Aug., 1848; m. 1848 in Middle- 
town, Logan Co., III., Debora, dau. ov Samuel and Nancy C. 
(King) Ingham, formerly ov Chillicothe, O., wher she waz born. 
Lowell 'iz a skool techer and farmer. Rezides, 1907, at Waynes- 
ville. III. Children: i. Samuel Alva, b. 26 June, 1883. 2. 
Charles Emmet, b. 15 Dec, 1885. 
X. Hugh Franklin Cunningham, b. 5 Dec, 1850. Rezides, 1907, at 
Pittsburg, Kansas. 



AXD THEIR ALLIAXCES lOl 

111B9 inB3 

Eliza J axe Miller {William Miller and A nor Towne, Joseph 
Toivne and Mary'' Slocunij) waz born 20 February, 1820, at Hills- 
boro, Ohio. She marid 12 September, 1839, William Armstrong^ 
King, born 28 December, 18 10, in Lexington, Kentucky; son ov 
William- King, born 27 November, 1779, in North Carolina; died 
10 October, 1839, and his wife Elizabeth Armstrong, born 3 Jan- 
uary, 1782, in Lexington, Ky., died 10 May, 1853; son ov Robert^ 
King and wife Miss Jenkins. 7"his Robert^ waz an ' Irish Rebel,' 
and kam to North Carolina befor the Revolushonary War. Like 
most ov hiz kuntrymen ov that time in America, he saw batl, and 
waz wounded in sholder by an Aborijinez arow. William A. and 
wife Eliza Jane King, rezided in Danville, Indiana. Tha died, he 
13 January, 1878, she 13 February, 1897. Children: 

III B 10. i. William S. King, b. lo Aug., 1840; m. Laura Hoyt 
ii. Lowell Nye King, b. 31 Dec, 1842; d. 20 June, 1844. 



IIIBIO 111B9 

William Smith Kixg {fVilUam A.;^ William r Robert }) waz 
born 10 August, 1840, in Danville, Indiana. He marid in Indian- 
apolis II April, 1867, Laura Hoyt, born 20 August, 1841, in Jef- 
ferson County, Indiana, dauter ov Benaja and Harriet (Nelson) 
Hoyt. Mr. King iz a traind nuzpaper man, a kler and redy riter. 
Notwithstanding nerly komplet los ov the sens ov sight, he maintainz 
a cherful spirit, and kontinuz manager ov sirkulashon ov The Indian- 
apolis Jiirnal. He haz takn great interest in hiz jenealoji, and kon- 
tributed liberaly ov the desendants ov Mary'. (Slocum) Townc. \lx. 
King rezides in Indianapolis, Indiana. Children: 

i. Russell King, b. 21 May, 1S68, in Des Moines, la.. Mar. Ada 
Servis. Tha hav children: i. Elizabeth. 2. Addison Harris. 
Addres, Indianapolis. 

ii. Hoyt King, b. 12 Apr., 1870, in Danville, Ind. Mar. Maud Lemon 
who died at birth ov her first child ho yet livs, viz: Norman 
Hoyt King. 

iii. Abig.-ml King, b. i Aug., 1872, in Indianapolis. Ad. Chicago. 

iv. Frost King, b. 20 Apr., 1875, in Indianapolis. Mar. Elizabeth 
Morris Cooney. Rezide, 1906, in California. 

V. Lucian King, b. 10 June, 1878, in Indianapolis, wher he, 1906, re- 
zides. He marid Anna Wiley. 

vi. Katherin King, b. 16 January, 1882, Indianapolis. 



I02 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

lllC (111) 

Benjamin" Slocum {Jonathan,'^' Joseph;' Giles,* Sainuel/ Giles,^ 
Anthony ^) waz born 7 December, 1770, in Warwick Township, 
Kent County, Rhode Island, and waz rerd in the Wyoming Valy, 
Pennsylvania, at Wilkes-Barre. He marid Phebe La France in 
Providence, Luzerne Co., Pa. Tha rezided at Wilkes-Barre until 
the yer 1800 (?) when he joined hiz brother Ebenezer at Slocum 
Hollow, now Scranton (241). In 181 1 he waz apointed Postmas- 
ter ov the Providence ofis establisht this yer the first postofis in the 
Lackawanna Valy. In the yer 1826 he removd to a farm which 
inkluded the land now okupied by the Vilaj ov Tunkhannock, 
Wyoming Kounty, Pennsylvania, and ther he died. Children, per- 
haps not born in the order here givn, viz: 

iiiCi. i. Maria; m. Dr. Silas B. Robinson ov Scranton, Pa. 

ii. Ruth; marid Henry Stark ov Tunkhannock, Pa., wher she died 

without children, 
iii. Franses; waz a pupil at Cazenovia Seminary, Cazenovia, N. Y., 

in 1833; m. Samuel T. Nicholson, a merchant. She d. . 

Tha had seven children ov whom Benjamin Slocum Nicholson 
ov Philadelphia, 72 years ov aj in 1907, iz the only survivor. 
U1C2. iv. Thomas Truxton, b. 9 June, 1812; m. Ann F. Dennis. 



iiici 111c 

Maria^ Slocum (Benjamin,'^ Jonathan,^ Joseph,^ Giles,* Samuel,^ 
Giles,- Anthony,^)wa.z born at Slocum Hollow, site ov the prezent 
Skranton, Pennsylvania, about the yer 1799. She ther marid Silas 
B. Robinson, the first fizishan in Scranton. Tha had four children, 
viz: 

i. Giles Slocum Robinson ; also bekame a fizishan. He m. and 

had thre children: i. Benjamin Slocum, who waz living in 

Skranton, Pa., in 1907; had four children. 2. Cora S., m. 

Dana; living, 1907, at Dallas, Pa., without children. 3. Silas 
Slocum, m. and living in Skranton, 1907. 

ii. Mary Slocum Robinson; m. Dr. Peare ov Skranton; had a child 

which d. with its mother. Dr. P. m. 2nd , and haz two 

sons. 

iii. Ruth Slocum Robinson; died at an early aj. 

iv. Franses Ann Robinson; m. in 1861 Ritner Griffin ov Scranton. 
Tha died when their children wer young, viz: 

I. Ruth Slocum, b. 1863; m. in i88i, Harry Earle ov New 
Jersey. Tha rezide, 1907, in Atlantic Cit}-, N. J. Hav had four 
children, viz: i. Harry Slocum, b. 19 May, 1882, d. 5 Sept., 



AND THEIR ALLIAXCES IO3 

1892. 2. Joseph Cooper, b. 19 May, 1884, d. 4 Jan., 1891. 3. 
Frances Marie, b. 22 Feb., 1886, d. 25 Nov., 1887. 4. Everett 
Warren, b. 8 .Mar., 1894, iz attending, 1907, kolej preparatory 
skool at Swarthmore, Pa. 

2. Truxton Slocum Grittin, b. 1865, m. Nettie Craig ov Lehigh 
Gap ^vher tha, 1907, liv. Tha hav one child, Truxton Slocum, 
b. 10 Mav, 1893, who iz atending military skool at Bordentown, 
N. J. 



11102 1110 

Tho.mas Truxton- Slocu.m {Benjamin,' Jonathan,''' Joseph,^ 
Giles* Samuel,^ Giles,'- Anthony,'^) waz born 9 June, i8i2, at 
Slocum Holo, now Scranton, Lackawanna Count\ , Pennsylvania. In 
the yer 1826 he movd with hiz father to a farm which inkluded the 
prezent Vilaj ov Tunkhannok, Pa. He sukseded hiz father in the 
ownership ov this farm, and ga\' two akers ov land 25 May, 1842, 
on which to bild the Korthous when Tunkhannok waz chozn az 
the seat ov government ov Wyoming County. He waz edukated in 
the Publik Skools ; at Cazenovia (New "V'ork) Seminary, and in 
Philadelphia. \\"az marid at Wilkes-Banc 5 February, 1835, by 
Rev. James Ma\ . to Ann Fell Dennis, ho waz born ther I Novem- 
ber, 1813, dauter ov John Jacob and Abi Kirk (Fell) Dennis. Tha 
moNil to Kansas in 1854 with Andrew H. Reeder, the first Governor 
ov the Tcritor\. Tha stopt at Leavenworth and ]\Ir. Slocum waz 
ther clu)zn the first Fre-Soil Mayor ov the town; and he akted an 
important part in the antislavery work which rezulted in the ad- 
mishon ov Kansas az a Fre State. Upon the diskovery ov valuabl 
metals in Kolorado tha movd thither, and he engajd in mining and 
katl razing. In konekshon with the last namd industry he akwird 
the larj and valuabl ranch property with residens, about twenty 
miles south ov Denver, which haz latcrly been nown az Sunymead, 
with Littleton, Douglas Coimty, az the prezent Postofis. Here tha 
died, he 29 May, 1887, she i July, 1895. He waz enterprizing and 
liberal; and she iz deskribd az possest ov rare mental kwalitiz with 
iiobl and plezing karakteristiks. Children: 

i. Abi Dennis, b. 29 Feb., 1836, at Tunkhannok, Pa. Waz mar. 25 
Nov., 1862, by Rev. Dr. James May to Martin James Joyce ov 
Philadelphia wher tha afterward dwelt, and wher Mr. Joyce 
died 27 March, 1864, without children. She waz mar. 2nd 
at Denver, Colo., 25 Jan., 1885, by Rev. Canon Charles H. 
Marshal, to Capt. John Samuel Titcomb, C. E., ov Boulder, 



U)4 THE SUK:LMS of AMfcRICA 

Coiu., son uv Jrrrim Ham and Juaiina WrniMorih iKiilmk) 
Titcomb ov l)o\cr, N. H. Mr it ov I •■ ■ ' ■ -- - V- - ' ■■.■ 
land an»c!>tr>. Mr *er\d ihrr >rr/ ai 

the Southern Rebel vun and iber mt to tbr rank uv Captain 
The riter it indeted to Capi. Titcumb for much uv ibr repoii 
ov thU fanillv. I'ha rr/idr at Sun>itirad. mriMlMMid »iHt\ . 
without childrru. 

iiiCj. ii. HtNjAMis Fei.1.. b. J4 Dec.. il}l; ni . a Merlitii;. 

iii. El-l-EK M AKIA, b. 50 March, i»40, in \Viikr»-Barrr. Pa Wa/ 
mar. 6 Mar., 1(62, in Flaitevillr, Mu., b> Krv. Jamr* Ma>. lu 
Rev. Mrnr»t Sirau>, I.uibrran 1 ba dnrb fur a liutr at I". 
C'an\(>fi, Colo., ihrn in St. Paul M tih \\).ri t r .! 1 j M 
i86v, without children. She ir j|>t. ami 

Mr». Titcomb at Summrad. 

iiic 4. iv. NuRvivN J%MU, b. lb July. it4*; m. Aana Am 



Hi \j.\.MiN 1" I 1.1 M.iH. L .M \, I numui 7'..* /i ' ' 

Jo.ytph,''' Gilts.* Sttmurl.^ Giln.' Jnth' '■ ' WAt i">.m -4 i'.-.m.-t 

iSjS, in lunkhaiuiult. Pa. He wa/ w lo lx\tn<ira Strrlm;: \\ 

May. IS^»l^ in Nc\atla\ illc. Culoradu. by Rr\. Frani i» H\»nc. \\r 
st'tlil in Plattr Canyuii. ColuraJo. in the rr!v iSfK*'*. .1 \\ .x\\ 

hiz father in mining, kati ra/int:. and > 
Ranch, and hcunstrd Sunvmradr. Miuth of IJcnvr: Hr 
Denver <) Ma\, i8«;6. H( .1 tnnnbrr ov the 'ITiird C 

Cavalry a^jenst the Southern Rrbrlyun; ov the CoUtrado Pionrrr 
Sosiety, and left a larj Nirkl ov fmid/ to mourn hix luc*. Children 
al born at Slocuni Ranch, vii: 

i. Am JovcE. b. 6 Auie^ 1I70: marid 'l*hMna» Holland. 

ii. MEi.iiN' Denkis, b. 29 Oct., it7i ; m CiraM (Mrr; d. 31 M< 

IV06. 
iii. M VRV, b. 7 June, 1*7$; mar. William Slimmer. 
iv. James Sterukc. b. )o Sept.. it?!; mar. Anna Marrtck. 

V. .MxRCARET Frances, b. iS Feb.. iISi: mar. William K Hicmn 



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Joseph.^ Giles,* Samuci.* Giles.' Anthony.^) war horn lO Ju! 
at Tunkhannok. \V\ominK Count>-. Pennsylvania. He tnovd with 
hiz father's family westward. \\< M-rvd ajjenst the Southern Re- 
behon az a Pennsylvania N'ohinuer. Wa/ niarid 22 Januar>, |88« 
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KiiiintV. Nr« \uti. \{r mar..! \ 
in Kirklanii. ( hintla Co N ^ ,. u* Hn. 

Kirk land, onr o\ ihr tut nurclti ^ 

Jcncral W.i ' n aiin ihr cil> wa# :•) t ir lii * 

Tlu livd aiiu u=rJ orr ihc upper Mt. a - . r^ -• V- - > , 
Children: 



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K^^-M>M A Jmm*k 

hit titer.* G 

'ro\vn%hip. iir.'k.iuc: • ' n 

Brtmti, bum s June. i3i;. ju i 
(Torrr) Rruwn. *P •' ' • ' 
He enlisted in the *^ 
u Is I'!.! in hall, c .. 

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lib THt SUKL MS or AMtmiCA 

lie inand in ( )hiu ( ?) Willirtnuru Schnridrr, Ihj Miue burn i8ii in 
German) and kainc to Animla in l8.U- Hr ua/ a finn laSt'rrr 
az vvcr hiz sons; he died in iH*»4 in WiHiam* K- 
She inarid srkond John 1 
Children: 

liiK) I .M%ar AkK, b. to JuU. iMs: "^ i** Albm HiccMt* 
ii. WiLUAM. b. lo %*p»^ it^i- w Cfmim4 ( 

Livd trtrral la ly« 

t Ar \\ 
litkBV \V^ 

Hrrai •>*}. Ir«iac > wldvw 

I. JiMCi-t.. u iki«f a. CaralMw. k it»t | ti^ 
itll .' 4 MaM. b •* - 
\ Ktativ «. b .\c£ tV- 'ryrci Vm^ lUkim. Martd l>mr> t1 

SkcrmaB. la it^D ika 

BcimI. t>biOw 

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IJIH.' l.'lli 

J«U1\' SUKTL'M (/' 
Jnthooi .^) wax burn 14 M.- 

^'ork. Hi/ parent/ often «. ' . lo I ; 

Kount). Ohut. uhen he ua «rek» 

seven veri, \*hcn tha • t" Mcfvrr K 

nurid ihre times: first llAnna H • *. 

Mrs. Khoda L. (Wtckhei/er ) 1 
fikular/ mit avrtand. In tH*ti ac juiu lut in.ic v%.ir vtn , 

alone at Whartim. \V\andnt K f»»' H- ' - * • * ^ni»t. • 

at L pper Sandusky. ( ^'•' •• "" 

svim died >uni:. and t: . ;.- — 

\'\r: 

i. Aucr A\s. S li Jui.». . -—..., ..».— 
ii. Ku«ivo\. Itorn 5 Scpl, i«. 

iii. SutAM ElXIN. iv. t « lli^i •^•ra 10 Sn 

121K5. V. Isaiah, bom is Jaa^ its*: <a t«>*bel Hovlncl 

vi. \Vuu«M jirii> V- Mi^ FB«kiu« R Kraw 
ford I'" * 



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1|8 THt: SUK^LMS or AMUUCA 

Liiliiiii linioah, born in 1867, at I>.^*^-.ii .a thk kounry. dautrr o^ 
Charlrs and Hulda (BronM>n) Bmuah. Ill* d\»ch a yxMi in Hav: 
Jordan. Charlevoix Co., Mich.; and agm hr rrturnd to ()Kio ;•" < 
workt ioT ditrrrni iar!*"-'- 'n iJrhamr (\.,.Mfv He wta a i«ri 

of the Mrfl....fist K. V. I. and a w • man hut 1 

srsful. ^ L ^ prrvald. and he died M l.^ 1 - '« 

'l'o\vn»hip; \\ a-* ther htirid. CTiildrm 

I. ^ 1 MIA. V l» l»»V. -A » ^' , Vi» 

ii. B»»"'' >' 14 Au^H !-■ •'*'* 

Hi. Nr Oct, iMj: *»- -i*^ 

llir*trr and wile, larmrrt la ! 
iv. GouMC. U 14 A|»f, iMt *■ 

V. NoaA, b. I) Mdi^ iiyr. «••< 

Vi. I'llABtC* f •■ r ' *i M«». ••»». « • — i-«'.-^ 

\ i'l I>..!i» Si-, iw. » ^^■»^ »J..t4rJ 3« \v'> 1V.-4 ^' Mrnr 

and wif* > 
Prhanrv 1 

i&.^i\H* Si y»««A 

hlrtitfr /' (i fmlkuH 

vada, Crauitiiti v. lie ux< ::*c: 

1870, to \^M II ^ V 

dauter ov William ai 

lembrr. !«>•*•■ M- u.,^. ■ .....i i..i,..T. .,.,,.. N, . 

t. Auaui I 

ii. Tltu%K. L»fiu 1 ju!»f I*"* Ao;r». », »• 

iii. H» •■ »»^«>K. bom 10 %!•«•» • . » •■ v 

iv. Fi ■ b. a JuS i»* 

V. JEau. boni a« M i «$ &l« — 

vi. BCMtt. bora ]o .1 ' AK tKAi Nc«»ilai, < 

vii. Mr MY. born orar Nrvada, Obio^ n J' t 

viii. IKiwio DiMrv. * <-»^ arai .NctAOj, u. 

Wlll.lAM KASmv ^vM ',/«■.. ' * " 

A/rrttrr.' C/i/ri." .imtk'-.j j \\»r ^^ ,- .-Vp.... i.^.v •>> i 'a 

Township. Hristol C-'^'"'^ M ., ^ :tK Hr muvd » / 

father's t.imitv thru !-.!?.. llartfor«t Tf> \V>». .....:, „'i 



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I20 THE SlJM.LM!k tif AMEElCA 

and (l90() i« worfcioK ai itti» trad* wit^ t*M iA tm» *■ iWir Mm 

UiMut, i|l7 iiitb St^ N. £„ Clrvrla*il. Okio^ N« duMrr* 
ii. KoMis Ktiutk. ban* 14 Juur, il)i, ai ll«»waiil. H. V Wa< 

droMnd in ttrnr«r« Ritrr ai « tj AufuM, it4< 

iii. MfctriN H - 1» boin »» *>r . -•■ ai WWr'- ^ V 

|)ird ai tf^ at * tn> ^ '.' (Ikrrii K' 

Child b) trkond nurij : 

iv. CH*tiei J *tK»«!v ■' v,>.t, i^ 

N. \ Ht «*rit( I. and mmi 14 *> 

Sa>brocA, Ana fclt«a Braark. barn iWi aj jaa 
FrrranJ and Skv^'* Hiaarti He la'OM'f ta ij^u 1m 

lift** hr '■ lo Srw No*i Mb<j 1^ ' r II a 

^ ,.. , i I. \.^ ,r' ■■■• 2- '■■''* ■ < lM» 

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(*rtabrr, ilM. la W>4dv«a». >wrda«. TIm kmrnnam 
, art A- • ' I >•' 

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Mbrr ll»rt iiyu*' li% mhImm* <liiMf«tt Hr i« a • 



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"Ufi. John, h 

vcinl>cr. l8i7. J .- , 

ilcncc. Khmir \-' •" ' 

»lir»l aUuit tlic \ rt*r loloiii^' 



luinrx Ii4\ Ivrn a»r 



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mar. Pak, 1 ■ - Mi 

)'■. ;<- VUm. 

M\av KA\oiN.m. b. 4 Sr**, itatb ta Pt< ■ ■ t- 
ov ihi» fan> 1 14 S^ 

I jkr tx-'' I'. ^MMWr V>>. It 

llinitj i*>f l.Alf »»i ■ Ir»»-.» 

J. Amv. b. 14 JaA^ •• . 

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122 TMK SLCX:L MS <>l ^MhRICA 

1. Lc»lir, b. 1 Ma>, it6l, in liruukl>ii, m Krrdrrick Draiiug 
Sherman )o Jan, 190U, mmi u\ John Ta>lur Sherman. Children 
I. Eli/abrth, b. lu Apr., lyui, in Bruukl>n. J. Jolut Taylor, b 
27 Ma>, ivu). ). Krederici lirmtug, b v ^la>, tfo^ 

2. Allen Karle, b it Mar.. 1I7J. in Biuuilvn. N \ 

3. Kliiabrth, b. 24 N«>v^ <i7S: ^^ Clarence Mann Finrie il 
Urt., 1900, ton ov Charter l>oui» and Clara ( Hutch 1 ntcMi • Kiitrie 
Children 1 Allen Whitman, b. i« Mar ^'^muu, b 
iK Feb, iyu4. 

WiuoK KooiHfOK. b. a| Aug^ ilfo: 4- 90 Marrk. il}i 
JoHK SuMTt'W R(MiiSM>i[i. b. a4 IVr^ ilv ^ May. 1I77 

V. KviUKE IjOt'lit RtMiiikiuik, b^ l-rrderici Kiani- 

lin I.eavrn» j M " mi i-juier, d at t '' 

1.1)^ ISIS J I U Si Mth ilvl 

CaROI.IS'k' SlocCM il/'iilium T..* 7oA«.* Bemtmmm* 
iiilti,' Anthony.^) inarid iX^tor KUuarJ Prrblc Jc M 
died ill New ^ork City at tHr 9} ov tittv vrr«. t 

not Ixirn in the ordrr -ji-w 



III 

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M \«» II Ki«r>i»i Ml AvTTll*\ i« I 

V. LttuftCt OK M.iBCCUJk . m Ka -• >1 Me died m bi ■ i 

N. Y.. levin^ ihre chitdien Am*, i laud, and juliai. iW laM 
iwo, 1906, living With ibeir mcxhrr m Hrooiltn 

vi. riiouAt Ciiiw 01 . m. Mar> Srarv \\t dird 10 Broui- 

|\n, '' r ii.i. I «Ho m Frnterirl KoKh and. 1904. 

li^. 

KiiRhRT Kl'I.TO\' Suk'CM {.ll'iUtam T* Jttkmr /> 
Elrater.^ Giles/ Anlhonj.^) UM bom in the yrt 1813. in Nru York 
City. War thcr marid in 18.W to H\j>.it!a MaiK^-a by Ma\or 
Clark. Tha died, he in 1880, shr in Dcvrmbrr. i8q7: **<'r b 
The Sosicty ov Friend* ji'"""*!- ProHKVt Park. 1^ 1, N. ^ . 

Children, probably not born in the order gi*'n, rix: 

i. JoHK Makuca. b. in it4i. He enliMrd a« a wljcf ai;rnM the 
Southern Rebelvon in Co. K ytb Rrgi N. Y. Vol. In< »: '■ 
wai inManilv kild in bail |i Mat. it44. ner RirboMad. \a . 

war interd wher kild. 
ii. W'lnivx* I >■>. butn it49: died in |C<( ••'•m 
ijgRi. iii. Ronrar 1 K 16 Oct, il$a: m K I Meij* 

i\ N Two CiiiiiMts. died in ihrir infants 



AND THIIft AUAA 



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wkood J Jimr. i« . 

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124 ini ^|.»vC^l^ or AMfcRICA 

KiiuntN, K. 1.. whcr ihcy rr/idrd on a farm in I777-78.* Mr v»i/ 
ainon^ rhr " Kamilin*, rtc, Kiiibarkrd ut% BuarJ ihr Caioit Trail- 
port. lirt^aii Hunitnt;ton Ha) April nth, und C , -r.: 

April lO, I7H.<." At thi» milurkx^hon Kr «aF akumpaniJ b)' " j 
W'uiiiufi, i Lliililrrn abu\r and .rr trn \rar» uid." 

Tlia !»aild to St. Juhn. Nru H la. and trild uo a 

larni at \\'atrrb«iru. Quern* k«. . lir lujii.d x'kt>iu< - ^^— 

Her»c\. Hr dird at WatrrUim in 1817, and wax thrr ^^ thr 

*idr nv hi/ tnoihrr ( Se Ku ak^mtpamd \ Ir 

Inland. C hildrrn. last tuu b)' trkund u >r 

wifr) (>rrhapi m>t al horn in tlw nr^rr Krrr ^^^ 
rcmantl in Fxrfrr 'roMr»«.hip K I . u 



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ii. RtTH. born la f 
net Clarir 



1 : \ . 1 ' Vtai. t*«il» d Iff « 

i::. \ : J 

Dan III 
Cilfi.' AntkoHy.^) ua/ born jj I ' ai 1 . 

Hrunsu K Mr maid a! \V. j« C> 1817. .M 

born i«> ^cptcn»l»cr. I7<;r. *t ^ '« »»»■ I*«»»d !**;» H 

wait a farmer: dird li Junr At \V 

N. K.. uhrr al his i\ wrt 

iSJ.\i. I -\iit% h 9 SV\ itif m Ami Watt; A. 1I74 

ii. ErrtiiB ilii. ui WiwrW*^ N E 

ij'Aj. iii. Mabcoit Pio 

ll«KK« Af aak MiCtx it! ikv 

v« ~ > - ' i\ ii<<«ai (>«<a«cY al Wair > 

I' 
V. HoBATlo Wiiij^M. boi 4w4 % l>fr •' 

i)j.\). vi. CllAELU Uurta. b. * IW^ tSfl : m. Maf% Air- 



•For ' ' ' 

Island I 

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126 »"• il.(X'L>'- "» \MtRICA 

tx. AiBESiA Fakjov. b. i April. i«6i. P. t> lyo*. Waiervill*. Mr. 
* KfcKjAMiK Fakjov, b. lo Jun*. it4}. F. O. Bcllnidrii, N B. 
«j. WiLUAM Fakjov. b. 16 Frbruan., ilkj; dirtl in November, 
1I75; burid 11 Young* C'<>\r 



rA'2XA 13JA 

ChaRI-KS OtlVtR* SuiCUM (Damifl.^ Khrmrter* Ckarttt/ thfmc- 
ter.* t.lratrr.^ (Ji/rir Jnthony.^) wxt born 8 l>rvriiihcr, l8jl, Bt 
Watcrboro, (JumiN County, New Bruniuuk lie dwrlt for a linw 
at WiKK»n» Covi W'ai nuriJ at Johmtun to Man I'arlt* I>cbora 
.-Vkcrly. born in 18 jS at MilUirraiw, daufrr ov Marvin and l>rbora 
Akrrly. Sbc dird 22 April, i88«>. He ba/ brm a iarn»rr. Uvd 
at I^mrr Hainr»villr, York Co., N. B., in 190b. Oiildrm: 

i. lu% CetlUA. b 6 l>*c, ll)«. m. Jam** H Alien Tka l»*d ai 

li>Mrr IUii»e*vill«. N. B^ M l^w i ilt»n luae- 

b. $ Aou, : At*i, tlfi I Laura 

vrvilia. b IJ ji-.>. »»ij 4 iiriii. t u^'per. b. a JtNM, iM' 

S Kub> Fill b Ji Mav it9« 

ii. WlUiAM A »- .»' .«a« buf ai Kr«w«ct. N. B. 

iii. CHAauia • il7i. ai jultiiMuo l^vd ai 

loMer llaiiM-»« liir, \(mi ■' i 191A. 

iv. t-ovAAii>i»i ' " Ti { (In, ttyi. 

al |jo«rr 11 '-'. •«* "* '•■*^''' 

and Mcro I- I"l»a iraidc-d. lyiA. ai ' 

iHkrt. Maine, wher be waa ciCfffc kl MP" M^L ^- 
Charlr* • r f,n^ \j, ji, j 

;j Jan, «»., *i i^r. i.^ - *^ 11 j K4jMti 

\finrt ' I ' « II |j«*ri H. s; B I Al»a 

|)o\s Vinrti Ahmm, b. it Mar, i«o|, iW 

laM iwu in ' 

DaMH. I'ai.M^R' " ^l il>'- ' f-.krmfUf/ L.' 

(ter* hi • .iii:hun}.^) ua/ :K»rn ^i I)r. 

Watcrboiij i nwnsa.p. Oucrn* C No* HrumH.>.k. ^ 

wiu. tbcr rcard on a la- H thrr <) l>cccnibrT 

Olivia Stilwcl. Uirn i;.. . . , '^i' '* "■' 

Abigail (Watts) Stilwcl. '1... ^;.-. 

•ihip .iMii thrr a! rhrir rh:ldrrn urr Kirn. 

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Canada. Tha ictld ai I 



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31 July, 18O4, to rhuma» (jilbrrt Thornc, born lO Jaiman. 184^. 
son ov Richard C »nd Janr (\Vatt>) 'Hiornr ov T)Kirnrtown. that 
County, 'l^a rr/idctl, 190b, at Brllcndcn. N. H Lhildrm: 

i. Lavikia liiKt THoakE. b. 5 Not ^ il*s: ^ *■ iMj. 

ii. Waltci THEuouat THuaKE, b. it*7, Frrdrnciioo. d. iIto. 

iii. AOELE X'ltTtiai* I'liuasE, b •• \ H 

iv. TnoM^- ' — " - ! ■ -tkE, b ... r... 

V. Saka i ' - • ^t, b- 1I74. •" ' '* 

vi. LiLUAK FuiaENcc TiloaHl. b. ia B«Ucadrit. N H. m ii- 

vii. AoEMKE Jaki THoaKi. b. il7«; 4- iIIj. m h 

viii. P»ABL Hi«tBi«.t TH(«kE. b " *rn. S b. iin 

is. AKIIIlt \\a»JUSCIUS f* VI \ I. lift 

I. Kiat Aiict Maid I 

i.ua: a 4 

(jfcoRi.h \VtsTUt»aTH* SuK't'M {Ommtfi /* * />.- 
Charlet.'^ kbtnttfr.* Elrmzer* CiJei.' Jmlk^mt.') v«a# born on a farm 
14 Ma\, 1K08, at Watrrboro. (Juccn% ^ Nrw H 

Canada. \\r \\a/ thrr niarid 2S Jant (•> M 

WilliamMin, Ivirn ji Januai). iHji. ai St. John, N. H Mn n 
nudrn nam Annie Krrr Ilia wmt Jtihn, S M lie 

tvkani nirnihrr ov ihr liiui dlocum ami tern.*, K fi \irK.'iJint». 

which bi/nr* tha. Hjob, koniinu. C^ildrm: 

i. ti ^ 'Hia. b. a4 January. I* ^ 

ii. l"ii\i;i> M*vil». born 1 " ' > d, ^ ff. i>i»j 

iii. iiriul^^^«»^'' i»..!t. II iiv.4 .11' K 

iv. Akka 

V. CKIL Kim tut, born <4 Srp<rmbrf. ivcu. 5(. jo' 

vi. Ml lift Wti • iwiniv, born in !m Jobn. if l»r.«-;i » 

vii. M*«j'- ■ ' ■ ■ ' -• »-- ' ■ «•• 

134 (i:U) 

(IniRt.B* SlocUM {Ckmrlf$** E^tmetrr * A\V..f ./n 

/Ao»iy,') war bi»rn about thr \rar i-*^i tn h Hf niarul 

first Sylvia . Thr 1 . '». he p • land •n P^rriv* 

Township. Onondaini Kounty. No* ^ *»rk inr £1. 

sainc tor ;^liOO it> June. 1804. He but . i»rm 2 Iul\. iK"< 

in the same township iur f jirk*. He died thrr 

levin^ a wido. Sara. Children, the number by hnt manj rtot atrr 

t.ind and perhaps not born in the order here i;ivn 

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11 ARK Zachasu. b shouf ilS4 ai N^** Havm. it : m. Ajbv Hria 
uv Frru, Indiana A pamirr rfnpknd by tW WslxUi K> aUiiii; 
the divi»hun Mr«i trui iu Hr died im Smv^ ityl. ^ 

AiHlrrMft. ln«l , ««•« buitJ at Sapolran Oiildrr* I L^tk*. 

i.. New Hatra. o M Jamr> ' ai Nafa. 

i. > in 190V and ai iiaaia k>-«»4 1: 'mi 

drnialt ^i 

•cm Iu Sania Ru»a. > 

LhiM by M-kund iiurij: 

iii. Vam UtA h »7 trpi, lUi. is NMfli V« mimI 

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animal pM». «*« camr* attd ii— liiHt Hr dwid I " 

tyfotd lr> And waa llw< t MaK% mumtitU !•>» 

. 1 - \nr;? if'i In N'artb Fait4rld trtiio rti • 

aw. M Jaw A«W 

1I71. in (ia»f>r. Qurttc<. tf«a. sv |«te aad Maf 
\ ■' iir Mr i»adr . ilu n 

•fi lira... Bean ..»..« *».... 

• I u\ the V itfj t wWt ' 

koniinurd in ihi* rmfilo^- aa oar mr iW MMM inawrd a*d 
vrnrirra at ihr brad ov ibc ^a 1 ft«» Im> 

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rriiilril in Fruiilaiid. OrcKuii, in ilvS- 
xii. Emma, b- iS6l. in Gtten Co. Wu. ; m. Amandm Kuuurr 17 Aug. 
1(91. Kr/idrd in Fruiilaiiii !V,» 

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(lilnr .inlhuny.*) u a/ born »• J.. iO^i. in Ja 

ila^a Ktiuntv, Nrw \ut\i.. Mariu .^ I ' ' '^ ; ' 
Shiauasw K(nini>, Muhijjan. l.>«Jui B 

Wcalthra (Driano) Huiibrc. John dic^ _. . 

srciiMil Jt»M-pli Skiiiiirr, \* idiirr ov her tictrr Ii .^j-J 17 

.March, 1K8H. at W'lntr K«»il. kan«a». 'I'hf 1 and 

L>'tlia SI«K-ttni wrr 

a ftrivai mjIjcj «ii > ' , .. 

Krbrl\«>n He marid Ffaar** !>%«« is 
III}, at tlic ' 

II .\llt»»M»\ jl »l\ i. 

4|;ri>»i ilir >' " 

JIM V.rr ^' 

Kli«ai 

b . !•«. Had » 

b. u While Rork. Kaa lu* mult^l, li^ u* 

Kaiita^ 
Hi l'H\aiit M . ><« M. 

■ luA S\\t\ m ai White Kurk, Kaa. 4 lul« 

l» in H-> 

ti. Ilr . at 

il) I ABt>r 

Bell, b. 17 Apt 

it77. d. I <• r M, b. ao Jiti>. i»ku 4 l«a 

Hrula. b. 4 N 

VMM 

Ph. hi;' SlxKL.M (6'rorr ' *"* ' ' 

Anthony .^) war S<irn J«» I 

County. Nru ^'mk Mr - . . ^. „ .n _. 

Mariii Koxnna Karnuin. ho wtw h<im • t~or» -!n 

Town-Nlup. rha rrmarul in Duchr* v 

whrn he inovd hit family lo Prnn- \ >| 

war. bur id. at Fowler Hill. I i I Co.. P.* 



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Nrw Yoffc U 1 ? > 

T or 
«M born 1% April. 

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K. ft r. if«a^ I 

ft 

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♦n T J fti't t " .-t 

( wml War 09 iSij: died in K* 

1*1 ..> M I- 

1^ «. at ihr ' IV 

• the 
1 Co. l>. 17th K*. i 

^4. in {fK >f; 
Iowa, mhrr 



he srrvii az Justice u\ the IVacr ovrr tumt)-uun ycr/. In ili^o hr 
reported troin lu\va KalU. loua. Irrn: 

i36Bj. I Kujarrr* M.. b. a$ Mch . iM*. •" J««*»«» ** Shcfwaii 

ii. AftLCTTA Lfcatn*. b iMv. m t^arlw Ma>or la ilil Mir 

liird ill Souih Dakm* is ^*<^ . •>*« 

iii. U»N» Maha. b. i ''- • •» ■ * •*•! Kr.Uu»dCo »*» 

iv. MkLjKUA Aitu. b. iJ .1** 

V. Casouki tuMici. b. itsf : •! I *»P«- »»»». *«»*• F*!'* 

vi. Bt'tTUK KiAftr. b il$7: 4. •« >' 

IJ6B4. vii. jAve l^»ii»t, h M ^'^ . »•<' 






Viii. AkK* JtntfMIKt, b"M. .1, l» j :. lirrj.. 1 

In ilyo at Ioms ) 
IK. M«tv FtAKi la iMl. lo Hratltofd 1 ouaty. Pr 

at ItMta f J 

X. hAAA, b * 
si. Sl»««b I 



Kunii:ri\ \\ M ^1 iSmJfm It'.* I 

Ahrahttm.' t.bti; 

lord Countv. Penn -S M 

Srptniilv !» Jl • 

Scrantun. son a%- Joim \l aiui v ric (H 

rrzided on a farm at K ' »». i4 ' ' 

I fs - a*ik. bo(n J( Jul*. •§47. Died 

• utik. bofii *u Srpiraibrr. i(4t 
III j\M I boffi JO !'- lijl. 

iv. A. R s ^k. bo«o J .. I 

V. AiJitt bom 1} MarrK. 11- < 

vi. \Valt«« t MiitMAv. beni 11 Jaly. it7» 

J.ANk l-*»l ISA Mah.1 M (Jmdi^m ft'..* F*iri.* G*' ■ 

h.benftfr,* t * ' »a* born 15 ir 

in Bradford v^ : 1 ais i»tvr:iiL^T. 

1870. at Iowa t.iii>. ii»\\a, fj V»a.ir: 1. i ,vkrii». ho war *- -n at 
Aliens Ciro\r »^ •• (* |- «on ov .\f •'-••• -"d Altnira . . —jip 

son) Pickens. i 4 ....... ut Um a K-. ^ .-. \erf. then nv.\ .1 • . 

n farm ar Wmin-.. .1 krr ^ iu?Vi I )akota. uHrr tha rr/;drd tX N 
her. iN V 

I tMM\ Picikrs^. 1'. ji _j » i»'u »! I.'»«« ■• 
ii. \V%iTta T. PiCKlMt. b. 14 I- r 



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IJO THE &UICLMS OF AMLRlC A 

iv. V. CHltJMt '■ in ialaar>, unnamd .* 

Vi WllllAU 1>. L. J <**1, It' • ' |tt4 

\ii MiSA. >> ' \.'» , llfti, lO .\„ . re, ( \1 . ' W , 

martd . , itti, in MuihJ> Tp . 

b>. a Majr* •■}!• *> Brandon. (Ukland 1 u . %lirti, mm ov Im»( 
M. and I^rinda ^ - \ddrr*. 190ft. 

Stwart/ tfrrk *'" 

1:57 A-j ; . \ 

Hiram K.* SijOCUM (F.ktmetrr.^ Fh> tf.f^k^n, * Ft.,^,,,,* 

t.lnttrr'' Cilft.' JnlkbKi M way h \, -.. • v.-*^* 

Tin^n^hip, Monror Co ^ 1 ». iir Hijir.l Hariri Ki»««» 

lio \\a/ born 4 June, 1844 n Nm* ^^.ri: Stirr 1 • . M.vh 

itfan whcr lir died 8 N ^ 

HiK u'idu'i! aJrr*. l^tto. it Nrw I 

tlrcn. ihr ihrc dnt horn in K ■ 1 > M J the 

other/ in Mapir (Irnvr Tj 



1 .\tt kian abMi> 

ti M ( I » 

|o !>«< . •■$*. m«- 
Nrw l^bfuft. Mtcii >i« duMmi 
157 A ) it t> ao \«« . llff; la .\iM« l*c(»al 

<. !• t FcK itfta. »i Pri»al 

41 Ma». !*••' •••»• .<••..-, 

vH . I MaifK •»' ^'• 

1)7 A 4 ■ ■! Ma«. il7|. at Jcfvoiiali A l>al« 

m. Ml UfU ' 

• «, IV in VI> 

\M\ t t .->—-. j ftltkC** I « • » » a ^a» « IF--* 

I..f . . •. 

IKitt. b 1 1 JuM. ifOf. 

1 ■. \ . .... A- 

l-Rkt)lilllCK J." ^UKLM (Hifttm /...' h'.t- ' f f^f 

hum/ EhfHftrr* /. ' Jmtkom- '^ 

i8s9. in MapIr Grovr a* 

mariii 22 April, 188 .^ ;n (.»rnr>c Cu., tu .\iM.c iV rn 

14 Novcmbrr. i*^'- T <- o\ i ' CanaiU. <Uu!r: or 

Truman and Rnuv^ji ^ v^iuninci * ; IVruiI. i ^ w' f .m a farm m 



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»hoi), Turkman in huUu uutMluarr iii C t«(iMrjiut. ( > m r.i 

19 June, 1906. ChilJrrn: 

i. Fau>t«iCK \\\ b. it4j. is Wru s 4 Pa M«( AImv Krr 

oan J] Srpu iU4. Avlir 
1. fliram J^ b. 1* Jul>, i>' '«i>. t»»> 

ii. I : ar J4 1 < 

(.luabcfh Mum AJrcx 

11 i -> \ Mat. b. 9 S«|M^ il^ •en Gcfr 

7 Apr . lyuj \ ■ ' ■ lyo^ 

trr. *,.... r .imtkof ' »^ a/ ln»rn i" ' •^'i 

n 2f-. Kr,'T 

N. V. S. V. W 

Broun, burn 

Urtil anil Janr ( i. ^ 

'ro\vii>hi|». l)uA.hr» C\i I' \ 1 

I M »*> I i% IVrrttiWf If** m i 

NY Dm^ .• 

' \\ II 1 1 Maicii. I » 

bof* 14 Imat Mar MmkI «^ 

A fararf, adraa Pa» 

♦ Man » 



V. \%rN«kiii Pii< at MarrK •*&«. >* f*<*- 

ui' II i^bsc Ja iclrlaa b«mr» AJir^ r«a..w^ 

Cu. :. .. 
vi. Vkh * Awr. H t <»« itf< m Pa«*lia(. m. O^flr* i«orl' 
ri' Pawliac N. Y, R 

Nu. au. 

M * '■ Ha«* iie|^ i'lCM » ■'Vj" > 

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M ^«u larM* Si»nr\i I %tamif\ I. v. .,. 
rtf trr.* ( » way bom 24 M . ' 



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I ^O lilt 5l,<n.L -vo <^ ■"tlllC\ 

Jreii ho dir«l in rrly Hit — «n<J Kc rrmaikJ alaar ta TalUarf 
thru au old aj. 
i4i.\ vii. El&aiia. b. 17 Afril. ili«; m, Um» i N!' 

hl.LA/tK MXH-IM {t.it ' f* * 

.//i/Aoh),') waz horn 17 Apiu. lan, «ju a jauu .n 

%hip, Hani|>tlrn t" Mum ' '^v He marid I>j.> v »ir 

who wax born S '• ' m iiaiii«nd. C<mn«*-ti> * Pa in..»ii 

the WrMcrn Roc: ' t ihr )« '^ - > lour . r 

fi%'c \cr/ ihcraltrr i ^ Cfa>*: : i v '' 

vania. She •! ' ' »a, P*. Hr d.r.i j i.i..ua 

|8(>7. at BhwMiiiu;; ^j luiirii; 



fa. !■ t*^! iw «•• frwtlii ■ m a** «i(k odM •«§ il«*<l- 

; •> i .i*ir>»«i ^ III In lairf lif* 

ill l.iHU \l . las. tt|«. i« > itt \lc*J«ilW. 

rr 

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I4JA1. VL JVUI« » " *« '• Jl ^'•' ' !»♦ 

vii. U« i f • : 4 M sj 

ov two %« 4 M Mead C a«art» 

viii. i'4itiK K 1 ta jaa*. 
1I71. < 

No%-, I 

14JA1 UJA 

Salvador* Sujclm ittft.* 

«rr.* Gi/ri.' .^N/Ao«jr.M w«* \ '»rT, 1844. itrar Mnkl- 

villr. Prim%> Ivania. Hr \«a/ nxarij at M< n IJ .A 

to Cclcstinr Kllrn <iautrr •■v Hriirx W'ji tc and joana -i i 

Manvillc o> \l icr *li 

Moiicrtown manv \rnf. then movd t Pa.. 



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I m. bl.(M.L-Mb <»l AVItKlLA 



kondishon>. In the >cr 1835 *^f movd to Sullivan, Akhland Kuunt). 
Ohio, with in«»t ov hrr famil> ; and riirr *hc dird 1 1 November, 1864. 
at the aj ov nintv yer/. 1 ha uer anwMit; the cr» ov the Con- 

i;rega»h«»nal Church at Sulhvan Jren. ; not al born m 

the order here tivn, vi« : 

I tic). i P»i iBi F» Pi 1 1 r¥, h- 4 April i»wt m i»t ^i't \ \N'airi» 

i, 14 SIbs. t> - tarwri Ilia 

iBDvd la Sulltvan, lM>i ^'^ .■ it- « : * r>arU«tr. Mtrk . 
IB list- f<*< (t>« IMM. •(*»! >«*« *t»« ' ' £• 

' » • !«t.i Mad wua * ' ' 

, '■ i ' ' ■♦'» •• Ap«il. H:.. . ' i 

life mr a* it>« •<iaip«t<d !«• ciitldfra. Claia 

and Jaacfth. ks «»«« Kt«B iW Mtitiam Miina I'taia M«' 



it}} he aiar aad. Aai*lia Fawirr. W* waa livt»c. 

\j^%\, \Vi», in il»«. Milk aa a4a^t««J i«a Kbcararf wat • 



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144 THE Sl-OCUMS OF AMkRlCA 

' . EiTiKE MeLviK\ h^KKtrr. b. 19 Jul>, it47. ■( Muud>, Mtrh. ; 
Nsz mar. i) Oct., il6t, 10 William Simm l'a>lur at ilbrrlin, U. 
Hr ha/ ttrrii rogajd in bilding and uperaiing railroad* in Call- 
fiiriiia, C'uluradu, and lalirrl> \\r hat brru lirn Irright and 
Pa»rtijrf * -' ' •*» llir P. A k W K K. Ma»huiid ai ^l... 
(lino I I. Julia *»rw»w b | Pre. ilbv. ^I' 

Mich-: d. ai aj ov I munit ^l*r* Carlona. b. i} Fcb^ 1I7S. 

at Pira»anicMi, ( ' a)d 5 « Carl Harrnt. b y Ma>. 

l%•'^. Sti^kiuii, c tut He Mra« « nirrnbrr 0% tbr kla* u« ilvT. 
Huiiilrl Kulrj. 4 Iii...irt> 1. I lin it--., ««•< mrnil>cf «»» «>ir 
klat ov '96. Akron • » Junr, ilti. at 

Denver. Cola 4. William !mmm«. ■ ■ I up*ia. 

KanMi*. 

DwiM I ■ ^^ .. h II, 

• tiulul a- .•! I«n . 

■ *;. ai l*ali»adr«, Nrtada 

KtMJKt $4U4. b. it LtCt^ <>M. <1m^ 'l^l " ■■ ' ' 



III. 



14.V\ (14r») 

()l.lV»t "' 

Gilnr .Inihony ) born Peru. « 

Martlu Janr Hmturti. w J in lllQO. Hr mar id M-kimd w 

Fr;m>rN (lliiuliiii^) Hutt*. ho had »c\ en. < 

chililrrn; hr kmuiuku a laundry in ! 

S.^RA Aw '' 

Gilfs} Anthony.^) wxt born 18 June, 
Ohio. She marid i JurK-. 185.I. Ji»rph K. I 

Lrtinard o\ Milan i ^ .md ua. • d a »trani 

Milan, She reniaind a uido about atrrn \ef/ aiwl. id \ 
marid John (ireeiuvood. born in Heirr 
her, 1813. and at tin a rrtident ov Joliet. '. 

tha thcratlcr dwelt. Hr died at Joliet 12 June. 188^. She t 
turnd t<» Prru. Oh 'h her dautrr. i 

each marij : 

i. JsKt(.>) lint • ^ . r ilt4: m. (rt>or|ce Trii wrr . Rr* 

in Prru, Huron Co^ Ohio 
ii. CHAtLM AuMT GiitK%rano. b. 7 Ar 

thrr 24 June. ittt. • 



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14'' THE SLOCLMS OF AMfcRlCA 

153A (153) 

ELI/ABtTH* Sl-OCLM ( .l/w/lAra/ Matlkru.* Cliff .^ (Jlifi,* 

Giles.^ Gilfi} Anthony}) uiz burn 29 (Xtobrr, i8ii, on a fanw in 
Eastofi Tuun^hip, W'aNhington County, Nrw \'oiV " r waz thri 
marid 15 Srptnnbrr, 1847, to Charlr* .\ 1 Sum. ton uv Captain 

Rilry Surrt, U. S. Arin>, anj hiz \«itr HuIJa Prltun. 'Ilia wrtld at 
North Granville. N. Y . ami thrr died, »hr 21 Novcmbrr. i860. »n.l 
he 17 Novcnilvr, 187.*- vd hrr rhildrrn ujth the karaktrr 

isttks uv the Sotirty ov Frirndr. o\ '\ hrr ankAturx ysrt 

valued n)en»ber/. Children: 

(on il-'. 

in Bcllr Plain, Ioma. «« < Pfr« ilkc ¥^t^t^ N«>*>c.i.j! 

I • ' •. I. 



•00. b. to * tMlirf t> 

.•J Srpl. Itl4 P (I. 1907. llcite PUm. ItMaa 

»». t« ' Mr 

marid. 
Hi. l.tuu TAaaa Smiit, k •« Wi/^ •> 

tiMrr ot hi« biiMhrr > lie MctM wilk itiM bratliei 

I., licllf PIj «al 

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^r,(, lift. Tka rr^tdnl 

Mtiii MAat Smut, bora 1 ■< ils*. at N 

•■ft .\u|i«.u. itt7. uamartd 
,,».!. ■ ■ ' 10 Jur ■ ■ 

and U-M. ai lite A i- 

mar ittt, ' <-v vv Uv* n .'> j . 

I J Nov, ttvi 

l.VJIl 

Lewis I^iitm* Suktum (.1/ as in iv< A abu* > waa b • 

4 March, 1817. at North h!a>tun. New ^'ork. A fa Mr niarui 

Mary, dautrr <»v Reuben and Martha (Potter) H... waf a 

iK)bl. talented woman, interested it in 



AKO TtltW AIXI^**' •- i^ 

trrr^t* « M arm trrfvi u\ n Ma>. |K7«^. 

'J 17 I rn 

1 VH 

A V 

< ' ' on • farm in 

Nr* ^ a 

I an«l L%«lia < N 

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148 IHt SUK:LMS of AMERICA 

(Freeman) Dunham. He died 7 January, l88»' ■" Providmoc 
way burid in Pawtucket. Iha had <.nf > h:!d vi/ 

i. Edward Fkeeviak. b j l>ri .; , •r.hrt ,.\ mucic m 

Pruvidrncr, K. 1, uninand in itv- 



John' SlocL'M {Tkormtt* Jokn/ Jokm.* Gilrt, /'i 

thony.^) waz born about the \rar ijti\ in Warwick To\\n>hip. Kent 
County, Rljode Kland ; and marid Rt^^na Carvin Me n>o\d to ihr 
State ov New ^'ork. perhap* with hii father in 1 794: dwelt 
several yerz in Uurlington. ' ' Coun* then in \jrh.i 

the adjoining County o\ M.i ^ u Me wa/ diatted for a auljci .n 
the War ov i8i2. Wa/ a • went alooe in June. 18^4. t< 

Smithivirt. McKean C\»unt> . iVim>>.\ania, to work in a khop. He 

died ther i«j l>eveml>er. l8i4. after a tu < .'-.:.•• ov great pain 

about the >tomak. and wa/ il»er burid. h " '^''" ' 

in Kurlingtun at the hmi* ov their Jauter Sara. <. ,.. 

not al Kttrn lu rhr .ir.lfr hrrr irivn. vir : 



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II. 



iii. \yvT\ Wii. fanner in tH»*go C'uunri, New \ » 

and nrr Paiite»vit, (ihMi, wlwr he died a» Mrrrh, 1M4. N« 

rrjKirt uv hi/ 
161C iv. DtittMi^ ••'•• ...i. a. it»- Ttv'.i.,. Ttl 

v. }\»tti « j« a laorr a >d mhb ytrt in 

rhauiiMMii, JrflrfMNi Co., N. ^ ba( a farm ia 

i M . unnurid. 

1530.1. \ I. 1 * \» ii> V \»>i-\_ (> •' ■■ ^ — " -■.■"-'1%. 

vii. M\Ri>\Kt(, mir . ir nv ift; 

In itsa thr Paine*villr. Ohio, ai Mr> 

with two MKi( (then afd If and Ij >rrfi born to brr and be 
(ihrii 

viii. JOHX : ». , .>. — ■ . :}. in Burlin|Ciix< «>!-•>•.. f'..unt\ 

New York, in the »r\cnili >cr o\ hi* aj 
1 61 1). ix. Haksa; mar Augu»tu« Srsioci; d. ia ittS. 
(]37). X. Ma«G%s I.nvis. h. itii; m. Sophronia C. Allen; d. 1174- 



U.IA 161 

PiitRK' SlXKTlM (John.' Thomas.* John.* John.* Giles,* Gt. 
Anthony}) wa/ born 21 Nox-ember. 1787. in Rhode Uland. >: 
went to Otseeo Count\. New York, in 1*04 w irS her parents and 
marid thrr Julin (i. Huxler. born 4 DrvT; I'ha movd to 



AMD TMfctB %LLMv 1 « ' 

\N 1. he lo Sep 

Ir 1 iM Mri V thr Mrfh<> 

I SlMo« &. Iltt II Maitli. ilu«. m He roliMrJ «KrnM 

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■ '*.•(> .n^ UA dt > >«• nm rrpoftrd 

iltl IW! 

■w Cm* Co., \ht.h. 

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• 4 J«Mk ■ 14 April. 



V ■ • •■ ! II M^ 

i> Tfib K ^xil War 

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• 1^*' %l lltttm. k 17 UCL, itta* M« w«« a tol^f in tW 

< rf f t« •< 

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fA ., -, ...... ... Vi tHr ■»• '•* ♦'^'- 

jrr;. >%*•«» « »K K. NcM ^ ..; 4. i *;j 

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....... -: he «!* .. ».— . -- -^ .. ■ •" 

^. J n v»ri-, S \i>irl *>. Inr ^i wd t ; .. . — 

T^f'ir Tn iX}^ tha fn<(\«i to 



130 THE SLOCUMS OF AMtRlCA 

1871. She waz a devoted Methodist, and untiring in her cforw for 
the welfar ov her larj family ov children, viz: 

i. ErastCS BltleE, b. 1$ Srpirmbcr. i%oi , d. it l)rc . i&o«. 
ii. Davio Chapim BtrtEa, b. j] Oa, 1I09; m. ilsa. &ara Gardarr. 
b. 29 Jan., iVij, dau ov Clari. Oavid kirrii in jrnrral ator 
and linaly brkain liookkrpr in ihr I'll' - "^ •- »•• V Tha died, 
he in I'lita 7 April, ittj, »hc ai N- tt> Dtc^ 

ilK. Children: 1. Caroline CortKlia, b. 10 July, its(. n- 
inand unmarid. a. Mar>. b it)9; d. in lt4J frotn ak»idmtal 
-«■. b Jfc Jul>. She wrnc »%iih brr 

_..d ihcr mar -: -oy. t- awiu* M Kich- 

inund, b. aft l*ci^ iMs. ho v» b» Mram kart 10 Nov, 

lt7S. She died 1 March, tM^o, numaaia. 

Tha Irli imto dauirr/ 1 I*'- J«, Uw iti«t limr>' 

Barkrr 
iii. CtAalM^ Hiitta, b it N«^pi-. ili<; d. 15 Nov 1I14 
161B1. iv. SAMun. L, b. »f Oo, 1I14: m. Lariaia II u- 

V. Eko* SuK'tM Binta, b. t» Oct, itii; m. if 1>«, tl|l. Car'>- 
line A. Hiidkcn*. b. 1 ^ rr ika 

Mild. lie war a Aour lu.j.n .i^r.j '- jui» i » y. ' • rB : 

I. Maiiha M. b. ao Jan.. iM* . 'l *' *) *>* ^** . 3 

Elben, b. Ji May, lt«4: died kamr dav. }. Erwta E 
April, itso. to KdmrMoo; ma .ir>, ho d. abaw ittft. 

Mr livd ii> ' N. Y, lau n^ 

\. ^' - w f 1.. i .. '- IVc, !»*» u 1% Feb. ili9 

vii >>tt Ki TMi b . . . iliv, m 14 fin 1I46. Sara Pterc* 

ov Nr\s . b. il May, iti;, in b u Mr d. av pal- 

monary lubrrkulowt ij l>cc iSS7> *> hiagbaiaptna. 
Irvinis child, Kllrn A^ b. f Srfif^ §14* l'K«*r*' wide lu. i<a 
Feb.. iltki. Burr Warrm ov Brijport. ioon., and had a toa, 
Krcd Warrrn. 
viii. Etrca BiTica, b. 17 Frb^ ilaj, ia ■■ on. (Mtrgo Co 

Movd with her parmu 10 Edn»r%ii«n m »amc kuunt> wbm «!»« 
war l\«rlv >rar« old. Mar 14 ^ Samuel llar^o 

I'rrMuii. a blak»milh. 'Ilia mu\.. ^■... • " •' ^ <hco to 
Syracu»r. N. Y^ about the bcKiniog ov ibc etMt- 

meni. "He ibo( himtcU w ttrooK (hat (ha kud • i«k 

with him; but (ha ruiad him. lie bc4am > drtanjd 

and l«»' ' ■ «- - ... ,» J, f ^^, 

found • ^ • ^^ 'N'fir- 
lijon. Manjr vititora 10 The World'* K n 
Chicago, it9}, wil reinember (hi* vrarrabi Eatrr Prr*iao t^aird 
by ihr lirrpla* in a pi- in old- 
time kpining wheel. I .■■ . ,<. — . i ..Mon <a 

konvrr»a*hon urualy rr«evd from hrr a trakt. or wuo 
ov ihr good motherly *eniimen(* (ha( weld from her kind hart. 



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J S2 TUt. Sl.tM.LMM Ul aMKRICA 

the two (iru bum ai Maiaiuia. ilic mlucti u Ftuciiirwille, III^ 
via: I. Lull J., b. 19 Aug,, i»6i J Robert Viutou, b. j6 Feb., 
1870. }. Nellie M.. b. xi C>ct., 1S71. 4. C barlc» A., b. 15 Oct., 
187}. J. Sara A., b. 11 Oct., i«7s. 6. Albeit, b. i) -May, il7v: 
d. II .Ma>, Ullo. 7. .Mary t-, b. 7 July. U«i ». t:*l*»in F.. b 
21 Sept , iSlts- 9- ^i*tk J., b. 1 Sept.. itl&. 10. Fav. b. v Aug . 

\ MviDLVi .\i>tii»tti BLiitJi. b. 17 Juue. ilji. tu 1^ lif I'p • 

C liciiauKo Co., N. V. Mar. 11 *--■ ■ i*^^'. iu LcK-. ..;. M«f> 
1 KcrJ. b. 6 Oct.. I»S7. >" I' >. Ill He %»ai Ma»!. ■; 

agcui uv the St. l>oui* Kual R. R. ; and akuv in ibe M E- Churcli 
at .Mariuu. 111., wher he died I Oct.. 1II9; waa bund at Piiul 
ville. 111. rhildren 1 Clyde U ' ' 1I7V. F«ncii»r» 

...c. J. tirace R. b. 7 Au<-. illi. i l ^e. i- Lula M 

b. 19 Feb.. ill$, in Mariuu 4. Samuel A, hu t) May. iltl 
MjricMi. 
VI. M*av KuxAatTM Bin »a, ! \N ainui lifo»r 

Tp., Knos t"o.. III.; died » .aj-hj. it^^ 
vii. K«u>. \V.*i r»t Jiimuk Hitiik. b 11 Aug. il$7, in Walnut titow 
I'p., Iwuut C<K. III. He luafid LiUtau Hale; «•«< in the empl<<« 
ov railway kumpany ai C'aricrtil, IIL Had ibie chiMieo. 
viii. Ilia\M l «aiiu.t Ui iLtJi. bufu a« Ma«. ilki, ia C«<bo(»daW. Jaci 
»on Co., Ill H r ' 

ir.ic ir.i 

l)fcBt»R.\* Stoct'-M {John. Jr....,.., ^ .„.. c... Giles} 

Anthony}) waz born in Otsfj;" (''"'nty.(?) New ^'ork. ;«!>'' i>i*n«l 

Jaiurs Crijss. 'Hia movd lu C tU. Irffrrw.n County i to 

Cape Vincent, whcr hr died tn the year 1^ r ueni to Irving, 

Illinois, with her cldeii dauter and ther died 14 April. 1 865. ov t)'foid 
tever; wxi. burid be*ide her hu/bond at Cape Vincent. New York. 
Children: 

J. S.VHV CtoM, b. 10 Apni, it.,. la. M*ii.." THuorit. • Urmrr. at 
C'hauinuut. N. V.. March, itss- ^ «: 1. J«me%, b. a. 

Nov., 18$ J ; 4 * '*«. »*'! *• Mar>. b 14 Ma>. 18(4 j 
Helen, b. ji l>ec.. i«sS. 4. Eliiabeth, b. 16 Juoe. ilfca. s 
Kalplt. b. 3) Dec.. 1871. 

ii. I>i \Nt t'auM. born 11 .\uku*i. ttji, in Jeftcrton Co., N Y. 

iii. JoHX Cioia. boro ix .\pril, 18)4, io Jeicnoo Co., N. \ . 

iv. 1 oL'isE Crou, b. 9 July. 18)6: m. Rut>ert M. Hortuii 14 Jun^. i>$* 
at Cbaumoni, N. Y. A farmer. Ilia had thre < > 

Kva, b. 18 June. i8s8. 3. Agnes h. 14 Aug.. t86«.> 3 1 
betit, b. a J April. it6j. d. j June. 1868, ov tuberkulo»i». R. ■ 
went to the SiviJ \Yar io i8«a. and died ov lyioid irver 8 Sept 



A\U TIlUa \Ll 153 

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I to K » and • '•d 7 June. |S s jnr, 

i.' n in the ordrr )k 

|/«l%co. b. 4 No^ 1*1 1 . PiMtrr; and Sarah PaitrrMQ. 
II RnoiaaA. k. lilt; '• ^V llawlo m •■}& llr died if Ckl, 

I ' ' 4J ytra, » H« wac a «•* jnM mat*'* 

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154 THE SLOCUMS OF AMtRlCA 

iii. HAimiEr, b. 1X17; in. C'harlr* Squire iS Jan., 1(146 Hr d n Frb. 
1881. Tha had one Min, Emury, b. 1849; died }i Dec., i88u, 
wiih (ul>rrkulo»i» puimonali*. a/ did hit father. She \va/ living 
in tdnir»iuii, N. V., in i8v'- 
IjLUS, b. about iIjo; li%'d to gaud aj in Edine»tun, unm. 



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Phu.II** SlocLM {Thomas/ Thomat.* John/ John.* Gtlet.* Utlti.' 
Anthony/) waz born in the yrr 1807, in Kdnin^un TimnUiip, C)t*rgo 
Coufity, New ^'ork. Hr niarid Su*an Hui Hu rc/idfj in 

or ner Klikotsvil, Cataraui;ui Count\, N. ^. Clnldrrn. |>rrhji(>> not 
born in the order givn, vi« : 

i6sAi. i. Eu. born — ■^; niarid Carmrlia M. (Kjell; d. i| April, itjf. 
ii. StMkAK. iii. Masv. 



1,1.1^ Sl.0C'L'M (Philip,* Thomat.^ Th • Junn. Junn/ Uiui. 

Giles/ Anthony *) wtz born in Hrrkiiw i vuunt). Nru Y •\ ') 

Hr niarid in Sandusky. Ohio. Cariiirlia M.. dautrr ov A ^nd 

Mitta (S*juthcrn) Odrll. turnirrly ov Tyrr. Send. K-nnfv \' ^'., 
whcr shr \\a/. boni 13 April. i8jo. He \*«/. at n- 

gajd in farinini;. teaming, and hor» livrr>'« 1 d. he it Apr! 

1879, in Clay Center. Clay Count). Kanwu. Oie 18 Mj\. i</< 
Mount Olive. Indiana. Children: 

|6<A-' 1. Piuur J., b 14 Nov., il$7: m. l>raoore B Frici.a 

ii. srcuAir, b. 1} Srpt , 1867. He tiudid mediMn and wa* frad- 
uatrd M. 1>. at the SetMral Kolej ov Fiai»han» an>' 
IluJ: ■ ' •' He m. — '^ 

|>ral:.> ■ y,.:**...^, ,u Kuntiik, llai'<-«k v.-. ..... 

he Mai in 1906 

KmAJ h..-,ai 

Prof. Piiii.ii' J \y Si-ocu.m (Eli.* Philip/ Tho- 1 

John/ John/ Giles} Giles/ Anthony/) ua£ bom 24 N 
i8s7, *^ Davisville. Huron County. Michigan. Hi«* eriy e. . >n 
waz obtand in the Publik SkooU ov New York and Michigan. He 
began teching Publik Skool at the a) ov »rventern itit, Mr ttnivht 



•The Fil K ~ ^ .ikI. and Thr .\m» .. 

kal A»o«ia»hon ar authority lor the korrktcd and »i' - «; here 

adopted. Se. aI»o. ' 'di in parenthetia imediateh ? >. -peling 
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150 THK SIOCIMS Ok \M1RIC\ 

ItivVl h.sA 

Mark HRAUKiRu" Sloclm (.Mark .1.." st abuv) w»z born ii 
Aujjust, 1849, at Fall River, Ma*s.. whrr hr setld for hiz lite work 
He inarid ther 1 March. 1869. Kiniiu Robertson, born ther i< 
November, 1849, dauter ov William and Harriet (Palnicr) Robert 
soil. A livery >tabl kepr. Children: 

i. Charlks, boni 12 (Kiubrr. i86<4: >%a/ druMod lunr. iSt6. and 

burid at Fall River, Ma»» 
ii. IlELCS' Mariak, b. 1$ Nov^ 1I71. in Adaituvil, K. 1. She vtM. 
(graduated in iKJIS (ruin the H. M. C. Durt«c ilit{t* Skuul ai Kail 
Kivcr; and ha/ »in*c laui ilirr in the Public SiuuU. 

iii. KMH\Kis b«\uiiiiU), b, il .\la>. li'^. »i I j\\ Kisrr 

iv. Mark Aktuky. b. 17 May. il;^ 

V. Elsie BRtKrrrf. bom at Fall Rivrr v May, 1I7I. 

vi. AoELAiue Bt'iMKCTuK. b. so July, ilto Ad. Fall Rivrr 

vii. Mary <.'«»«i\.se. b. M Fall Riv«r |o July. itt4. 



KU\\ VRli" SlOCL'M (Caftt, Ckar/rt.^ Rbtntit' ^i.niua. .Samun.' 

Khtruzt-r,^ Gtlfi.' Jnthony.^) wax born in Portsmouth. Rhode Kland, 
12 Fehriiar\. i8it». He marid y l>rcr'>>'k^f i^'u, Rencv*cd Stanton 
iia/ard. ho waz born 22 KfSrti.irv. ih died lo Mav iH^". 

He muvil to N'ankouvrr. \\ ,^J*m>, whet lie died ig Dr. 

i8Si. Children, probably al. or nerl\ al, born in Wicktord, Rhode 
Island, viz: 

i. CltARLKS Wn.HLR. b. J9 Ma». Ii}4 M*l I ■ '^ • li>d 

ai Vancuuvrr, WaUi.. in 1906. wher he I. jrneral 

<»u|iply «iur over jo yerc No children 
ii. jERtMiAit Hazard, b. at March, ils^. in Wirifurd. R. I. fir 

waat a mercliani .! Vattcuuvrr. \Va*h Hied 15 

April, 190a, ai \) ^ ' t., unmar 

iii. .Marv .\vs, b. 7 Oct^ 1^)7: m. Capi. William Cj. KooMrle« 

I.ivd in JainrMUMn, R. I- She d. levin^ children 1. Chafl(-> 

\V., in \"ana»uvcr, Wa«h. 1. Mary, b . m. John A 

Saundcr« and livd in Jamrvtown. K. 1. 
iv. Ko\N \RU .AsriioKV. b. 2 I>ec.. itjt; m. Sara ; d. 26 Feb., 

1S93, >" Vancouver, wher he had been rrterchandicinK mant 

yen. He left a wido and a dau.. Mr*. Cbarle* Kinnwle*. 
V. Fviwiri Ormw. Iwrn 2j Fehruarv, it40. in Rhode Uland. He 

went \ve>lward man\ yer/ ajn». and K»r n^^rrjl xrr/ Ijirtl* 

livd at Phoenix. Ariiona. Tninarid. 
i6$Ki. vi. Jhhs F., born 14 Apr., 1&42 ; m. Amelia W. Hurlingame. 



AXD THtIR ALUANCVS 

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M \ f. \V««k, to Ifo*. ( t II. n Mav 

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158 THE SLOCU.MS Ot aMiKica 

born 8 May, 1831, nrar Ixnidon, Kri^lund, dautrr ov Geortjc Kdward 
Rhodrs and Sara (Morgan) Martin. Tha rczidrd at Krlif>\illr 
Lake County, California, in 1892. A merchant and larmcr. Chil 
drcn, living at KrUe>villf, in 1802: 

I. \\ ii 1 t^ I I . lH>tl» , 111 >iij>ia < i> V J..1 

ii. Keiitcc\ AKioivtrrt. boru , io l-alr ('.. Cs\^i 

Hi. Heum-HCI. STt'AtT, boro , iu Lake 

'Tlirrr are eiglii cliildrm dead' in ihit farail\. 



ir»9 \ iit'.if 

PeLKG^ Suk:L'.M {Samuel.* Stimu, mtl.* Khentter,' GUfS, 

Anthony}) bum in thr vrar 17O1 on Lanonicut Inland. Jainr»tou-n 
To\\n>hip, Rlii»dr Kland; niarid 4 May, 1782, Antjc l)\rr. dautrr 
ov John* and Uaih>licba (Dunn) l>)Tr ov Nonh Kn ;, R. I 

Thr Anirrikan lincaj ov John* Dyer i«: Edward* aiiu u.ic Mai 
(irrcnc, Samuel- and wife Anne Hi:' * n. William' and Mar. 

( ) Dyrr, who kam to liu»ton fi.'.n i. upland in the vrr i' •' 

This Mr*. .Mary Dvrr \va/ a d»ipl ov Anne Hu? '•••-■?». and .!.-. 
banisht trum the Kolonv ov Ma»achu»rtt!> Bay for .. : .. She and 
hu/band went to Rhode Uland. uher Uir ua/ konvertrd to the tenets 
ov The Sosiety ov Friendi. In 1657 »he reappear d in Ku»tun un.; 
kontinuini; her prechint:, Uie wax tied Itehind a kart and uhipt on hr- 
bare bak thru the street*. I hi* \i«»len* did not konvert her to tb' 
doktrins ov the establi*t church, t'nder the law ov IO59 »). 1 

Marmaduke Stephenson anil W'lll.un ; -.n. wa* »entm>t to . 

for preching 'heresy.' She wax reprevd when on the Uuifold, and yr\ 
at libertx ih\ i>etlshon ov her son, on k • she leav rtw 

Kolony within forty -at ourz. *Movd by the >piiit >Jie agen ret. 
to warn for their - ' n the pep! ov 'the bludy tow n ov lioston u) 
March, ibU); and ^:u- wa/ put to deth by hanging;, on Button Komon 
I June. i()0o. 

For rek«»rd ov the nin children ov l*e \ 1 

fhf'r ,Ii-vrn.l iiir.. s»- \*<iluine I ov thift U"'» 



170A (170) 

BiRRiii li\Bc«>ck' SuKLM (fi'U/iam.' Samurl.* Samufl.* Smm- 
uel,* Ebenetrr} Cilesr .Inthony}) wa* b<»rn 10 September. i8is. in 
Hopkinton Township. Washington Countv. Rhinle Kland. H' 
m.irid Frances Arnold ov Hadd.im. Connectictit. and setld ar. a groscr 



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l6o THE SLOCL'MS oK AMERICA 

December, 1851, Kli/abeth Kmily. dauter ov James J. and Lucinda 
(Proctor) Trask ov China, Maine, wher she waz born 11 Novembei 
1832. Heuazawever. Children: 

i. AwiE, b. I t)ct.. 1852, at Full River. Ma»». She dieJ 2 Junr 

1875, in New York City, uiimarid. 
ii. Francis Jamks, b. 20 Marcb. 1X55, in China, Mc. Mar. 2v April, 
1890, Margaret Ann Thorp, b. New York Cicy 2 Jan., 1868, dan 
ov Samuel S. and Mary H. (NichoU) Thorp. Tha livd in Pro> 
idence, R. 1., with children: i. FraiR-: Det-., i8vi - 

Kiliel Marjiueriie, b. 7 Sept., 1892. 
iii. Marv Kmii\, born 2X Ma\ iKc- I.oii»djlc, K I. l>ied in i»^> 

in Paw tucket, R. 1 
iv. 1.VC1\D.\ TRASk. born 4 November. i8$9, in Pro\ idriure, R. I. S>br 
died ther 15 AuRUrt. 1888 She mar. 1 Jan., 1877, I^wi> h 
While and had wun child, Sadie Kmilv, b. li Nov., 1877. 
V. J WE TR\^k.. b. 15 Oct., iKoj. Ilamlet. R. 1. Mar. i»t Jeremia 
Ktiwlin at Providence 10 Sept., i8fto, b\ ham »lie had two chil 
dr«n: i. He»»ie Patience, b. 6 Nov, il8$. s. Lulu Kmily, 1 
12 Nov., 1888, d. 10 July. i88« She »r r \ from Bow! 

and mar. 2nd, Fred S. Wbitieinorr i» Pi r lu lunr. 1 

l.ivd with her mother in Providence, tt*ti 



I. 



174A (174't 

Pun IP C(K)K* Sl.OC'L.M (it'forgf If .. John.' hhmrtrr/ Sumufi 
Klum-ztr.^ Ctlfs- Anthony.^) uaz born II May, i8i«j. in Wickfoni 
Washington County. Rhode Island. Hiz parents in<»vd their family 
to Norwich. Chenani;o C'ountx. New ^"ork. about the ver 1M20. and 
soon theratter rrinovd ti) .Morrisville, Madi><»n C\».. N. ^'. He wa/. 
inarid 7 Jaiuiar\. 1841. b\ Rev. L. F. R. Fletcher. Kapttst. to Jane 
Hutchinson Rogers, born 12 July, 182.?. in Hamilton, N. V.. datirer 
ov Josiah Ro^jers, born 4 October, 1778. in Cornwall. Ct.. and C 
issa Lee. born 3 April. 1786. in (iranville, N. \. Philip waz a me! 
chant talitr; waz in kompanv with hiz brother Alfred (lardner Sh 
cum in Hamilton, N. ^ ., and afterward did biznes in St. Paul, .Minn 
Columbus. Ohio. EattMi. N. ^. Norristown. Pa.; and a^en in Ham- 
ilton, wher he died 29 December, 1807. ov 'brain fever' and waz her 
burid. Hiz w ido rezided with her younger son. Children: 
i74.\i. i. ClEORGE BvROS, b. 14 June, 1844; m. Anna VN'illard. 
174A2. ii. Wll I lAM F., b. 5 July, 1853; m. Charlotte Mcar» 

174A1 174A 
George Hyron** Sloclm (Philip C." Crorgc //*..' John.* F.bcn- 
ezer;' Samutl,* Kbtnizcr,^ Gilesr .htthony.^) waz Kirn 14 Junt 



AND TliilR ALUANCliS l6l 

1844, in Cun«taniia. ()t«rt;u Count) ,° Nr\%' ^'urk. Hr rnli»trd az a 

privat uAjcT acrntt the Southrrn Rchcl\t>n in Matun. N. Y., in iHo.?: 
rrvj until the klox ov the uar. and u ^arjd. He was 

iiarid at) Septen»her. 1807, lo Anna W i..aia ov .** ^ ^ He 

wa/ a mekanik. 'Ilia dwelt in M-vera' '• ' huiuia. N. ^ . 

He went we^t**ard — and ther kame .m ni- • '■ ■ ieth. 

Hiz wido now ( 1907) rrzide* with hr' 

i N^ 1" Hi* * ists. in ».jtr». M.mkx v ■•. \ N 

I Mai ".. trunir \ Hjfi 1/ a k .tuk- 

tof an. with - in Piitftford. Monroe Co^ 

N. Y. €7>i I Krnnnh Hart. b. }o Nov^ it«<>. 1. Rutiald 

Willard. b b Niaich, 190L. 

1 , i \ • ; \ 

John.* EhfHftfr. ^ *' '^ ■ • • 4,,... .tmi^ — "^ war h«irn 

T'lly. l8sj|. in . ., .. ""^ New \ ..^ After '<' 

r\ .Iffh he A\\e\t with il \er/ in I>oweI. M 

;id the Ha,;. , .rd iut i. 

• < ioy: and u . A. M .1' M.i.l'w>n I'nivrr 

ii . N. v., Juor, 1878. ha*ing. I! 

,Mt* in Nrw ( - He ua. r to preach at the First Hip 

ti»t Oiurch, \jii\\ ^ \\r prratht in the Fir*t 

!; Church ov Wr»t K- Mi 

' It in tH8u, hr wax thrr graduated K. D. 

\\\t% %%«/ atMi in other wa>-« an ' mt yer with him: 

hr rr«r\d the degrc OV A. M ?• •n ^T wa/ marid 

er ov Gftirge Hrnrv ar* V - \,...i ( l>)w ) Meat*; aiwi. in 

,.f iVV'i he wa/ or... . ov the Bapti»t C^i'tVi in 

Hrrr Sr rrm.in.1 f..\;r \rr7 nr mnr. Hr h.i 1 

1 • '•« in I.- .. . 

Montour Fall*. NV^^ > "Tk. wher h 1906, ii : 

he ha/ al«» held i j> in Cook Akadenn ahout four ycrr. He 

\r. ( |f|(i6) in the Audttinc Department ov the U. S. Expre* Kompany. 
;n Nr>v York City. Children: 

MiiUM Fravccs. b. 7 June, 1%%^ in WooMrr. Ohio. Shr 
araduainl at Vmk Akadrmy, Montour Falls N. \^ in 1900, ami 
haa iMn«r been two vrrt a %iti<leni in Rmwn ('nirrr^itv 



1 62 THE SL(X;L.MS Oi AMERJCA 

several yearz (he haz been bouikrpr for a hardware firm iu Wat- 
kins, N. V. 

ii. Wii.UAM FREOERlCk, b. 27 Feb., 1H7, in Wooster, Ohio. He wax 
edukaied in the Publik SkuuU and iu Cook Akadrnix. 1/ now 
(1906) in the employ ov the L . S. Ex. Co., ofi» New York City. 

iii. Marcl'Erite K., b. 27 Feb., 1SI9, in I ogantpon. Ind. 



177A (177) 

WlLLlA.M" SlocU.M (Daniel.' Samuel.' H ill mm.' Samttel.* Eben- 
eter,^ Giles.' Anthony.'^) \\a/ born in the yrr 1810. in Nortluiinbcr- 
laml Township, Saratoga County. Nrvv ^ Ork. He mariil Khotla, 
tlautcr o\ Johfi(?) and Rhoda Kinjj ov \'crinont. Tha movd to 
QuincN , Illinois, after the birth ov their son William, and ther re- 
mand thirten yerx, (evsri^tint: a \er past in K"'"H *** »"d returning 
from California), then reinovd to Colchester. MclXin<tu);h Co., ill., 
wher he died, after nine months' re/idens. in April. 1854: wa/ burid 
in (.}uincy. In Quincy he kondukted a hor> li\er\ ; in Colchester a 
farm. Hi/ wido died -'^' <^.^».-...K,-. iWVi ,. (*..l. ».^.f,.r. and ua/ 
thrr burid. Children 

i. Kiiz.\BrrH; died in hrr joih yer, at Quiitc), unm. 

ii. I'mi r:\ trrt i ■ ' ' Fuller; and .Mesander Wall* 1 lu 

li%d at i r . 

iii. WiLU.\M llEKtv; mar. Lucy (Iu>gMon }) Maihewtoit in .MactNob, 
III. Tha movd to Quiocy, Mid then* 10 Chicago, wher he died 
in .\pril, ittz Hr wa/ a korner»hal traveler. Children, if any, 
nt)t reported. 

iv. Khou\ M\Bi;\Rti. \ i rb., 1I42, in QuiiK>. Mat. in 1S76, 

Stephen .Millk, b. 27 Jan., itjS, in Nova Scotia. Ilta dwell in 
l.eavenw-onh, Kan., wun >er, then removd to Colchr»ier, III., 
wlirr hr delt in lumber, kontrakied bildinK*, and wa/ under- 
taker. 

V. Kstelle; m. Jarne* i>arviit. Dwelt at Colche»ier. 

vi. Ai..\S'SO\ Mo&ier; m. Margaret I^ne and rezided in Quiitcy, III. 
vii. liEORCE; m. Eliza Pope and dwelt at Colchester 
viii. Ida Belmont; m. .Mfred Po|>e. brother ov abu\ lunui Kiiza, anu 
ilvNc-lt at Colchester. 



ISIA (ISl) 

George Washington* Slocum (Gardiner B.." Joteph.' Joseph,* 
Jfilliam.'' Stimutl,* Kbenrter,^ Giles, ' Anthony,'^) war. born 30 Scp- 
tiinhcr, i8>4. at SUkuhin ille. Postofis name sinse chanjd to Slocum. 
Rhode Island. Wa/ niarid 2,^ April. 1885. in Baltimore, Maryland. 



AS'U TllfclR ALLIAKCE^ l6j 

t.» F ir.ma 1 hoinat Pcircr. born thrr lO Srptnnbrr. 18S4. dautrr ov 

1 huina* and Mir>' •'^"" ^'^ ( Phillip*) Pcircc. He it a bankrr and 

brokrr in Baltimorr. Child: 

i. FTHtL F • ". Ml s»»«- m J* N 

190*. Ji^ • . •>• *■'■....<..-•- V ' *»hfr iha, «y^/,. 

rriiilf A ', b 11 Mir. 1 i ^\a\. 1907 

Nu/AiJijr/ ' (tilfi- ./n/Aofi).') wax born 18 June. 181 1, in Nr>*- ^ork 
(' • - 1 I I 24 June. 1829, William 'I\^oo. ho wax thrr born 
Mr r*' thr 'I ' Line ov ( ' 

iitc •!( Ti t»f(wrm the U illiaimburg ttiiy Utui uv 

• Stfcrt ami tftr ' ^ ty Frr C ' 

i ' ' It a luitunr, ittd hr : a ir/ur!!* n lii .-•* 

>% it!! Ik Han«tra«i. I^-..^ t^^and, w'-- ^•'- '-! '>v 

thr h-. •' 14 June. 1857. Ww 

-.-Mirfrfi I inr 1 KS 1 OV af> .iriil \\ .1/ ' 

• fc - - 

iaK% It . I ha Im4 cUldfVA, Jot Trwo. and 



•I Mardi. il7«: wai burid 

in Lvrrcrrrn 

iti < . , May ward. 

! 14 Nta>. 
itTD^ at Croton, N. Y. ; waa burid in F.tttgrrrn S<inrtrr>-. Tha 



# i kft.* 



|.oui*a lie Ma* a b«» • • 

with rhildrra Flormcr and v 

t Ti-WK, b. in New \oti i. at rrljr a). 

M \aTii \ M {Cook.^ Jt ' ' ^■ 

In \'r^ ' ..( M \; \Iin*"~'!.t. In.i '*-' 

P'-'" "id Frc*;. . ■« 



l04 THE SLOCL Mb ut A.MhRlCA 

197B (11*7) 

Erastus'' Slocl'm (Cook.^ etc.) brother ov Martha* Slocum, next 
abuv, waz burn in December. 1844. He servd two \er/. ajjenst the 
Southern Rebelyon az privat soljer in Co. C, yth Regt. Minn. Vol. 
Inf. He marid Miss Ludw ijj. In H)Ob tha rezided in Minne- 
apolis, Minnesota. Had children: Jane, Ruth, and Paul. 



11»7(' (VJ7) 

Melvi.v Artei.ols^ Suklm (Cook.' etc.. a/ in njj A abuv) 
born 28 August, 1848, in Cattaraugus Count). New ^'ork. and waz 
rerd from the aj ov five or six yerz in Illinois and Minne>oia. He 
marid Jaiu- Hall 21 December, i8«>5. W'orkt for sum time az a tiner, 
and later engajd in hous painting and papr hanging. A fu ycrz ago 
in a railway aksident he lost thun)b and finger ov right hand : but he 
keeps at work, and rites hiz report for this book plainly. In n>oO 
tha rezided in I^os Angeles, Cal., with one child, Arthur Melvin. 



in:n (in:) 

John Ervin'" Sloclm (Cook.' etc.. az in 197 A abuv) waz born 
in March, 1850. \n Cattaraugus County. New ^'ork. He marid 
Millie McCloud in October. 1875. In 1881 tha rezided in Albert 
I>ea, Minnesota; in lyoL) in San Diego. California, w her he waz a 
landskape fotografer. Children. Cirace, and Alice. 



190 A (199) 

JoHN'^ S1.0CUM (Juhition.' John.* John, John.* Salhanul/- 
Ciltsr Anthony.^) waz born on a farm near Allentown. Monmouth 
County, New Jerse\ , and waz ther rerd. He marid Henrietta Kowne 
and setld on a farm near Pennington, Mercer County. N. J. He 
waz a Baptist and sumtimes ministerd to thez pepl. He died a fu 
yerz previus to i«^o6. Children, living ner Pennington in 1906. 
viz: 

i. Jesse. ii. Johv \V. iii. .^donirkm Jidsov. iv. .\Iii.i.ejl 
V. Jli.ia. vi. Debora, docast. vii. Evim\. 



200 (200) 

Bexjamix" Slocum (Samuil.'' John:' John.* Sathan'ul.'' Giles* 
Anthony,'^) waz born 2 November, 1795, near I>ong Branch in (then) 



AND TllfclR ALLIANCES IbS 

<ury Township, Montninith County, .New Jcr!>c>. He niand 
II idj; Dehors, dauter ov William Krinlry ov that p\3i!%. Benjamin 
intl htz wife rezidetl, and died, in their nativ Township, he lo August, 
1S47, jhe i«) March. 1850. llu wer burid in the Independent 
\Irthoilt»t Kpi*ki»pal '^'•••"•''•" •>•-' ( V ^ .11. M,- .\ i,ri,.^r .,».! f.^jj^j 
sun. Chil.lrrn : 

. .\. . Mian. ».. it it. , I-.:, i. N!-' .'1 \« W.-.ti.. 1;. . ,. 

I.4«t l-onn Braoch, N. J^ Miihuut 
it. IIiKiirrJ Twim, bom la March, itjo. l)irU about the year 
iii. (ttuccf, { tl}$. 
j'»' A ' M h. J Ju '■ u>ii 

LH)OA 2()0 

Jamis I{i-RH\Rt)* Sl.ocfM (Benjamin.' Samurl* Jun 
Sttthanifl* Ciilfi.' Anthony.^) wa« born 2 June. i8ji. m Ixn- 
Branch, Nrw Jcnry. He war. thcr marid June. i80t>, to I)t 
W* Slocum, born January. 18 <7, dautrr ov John* (Hcnn,' John,* 
Vr'r: Jiihn,* Nathaniel,' (lilc*.' Anthony,*). 'Ilia »ctld in Brook- 
lyn, N. v.. wher he waz a bildrr. Children: 

\«KA, b. fc March. 1I61, New York; d. aa Aug, 1I61. 
I ^ FK%v»t«. horn i4 Novrmhrr. ilM: marid a] April, 1I90, 
'•' *• " f ov Brookltn. N. V. 

'< ti No*, i"'-^. i" Brooklyn. N. Y. 



ff.' 



I)R \\\\%\ H - K TM '7 Jionani.* John.* Henry.' Joh 
l\t(r. John,* S'alhann. Inthony,^) w*z (graduated M. 1 >. 

in 1901 at The College <iv 1 m* and Surjjeon*. Nov ^ork City. 

He 17. ( 190O) in ofi» at l>«»nn KrarKh. Ncu- Jcr»r>, ncr wher hiz an- 
Nr*tor« hav livd for itvn jcnera*h«in«. 

-u.; Ai i -u;> ) 

Ef VICE HoitfV SlocLM (John.* Henrj,^ John.* Prtrr.* John.* 
\'f}lhiinirl.* Gilet.^ .inlhony.^) born 7 November, l8ss. at Ixing 
Mr.iM. h Monmouth County. New Jervy : marid ther 2\ October, 
1SS.1. K. Harry Hoflfer, born b November. i8ss. son ov Joseph C. 
and Ann R. (Sfurjjron) HofPer ov Carlisle, Penn«.ylvania, wher 
Kunice and hu/.band now, i9<i- - - '- T*-- '-- 'i Kl: 

i. EiMr Frir.i^ov l|nrrr.K. U^nt 27 No%cint>«f. 18&4. at I^nng Branch, 
New ]*f^*y't midc*, 1907, Carlisle. Pennsylvania. 



1 66 THE SLOCUMS OF AMtRICA 

203 A2 (203) 
Lewis Throckmorton Maps* Slocum {John," Henry,' John,* 
Peter J' John.* Nathaniel,^ Giles/ Anthony.^) waz born 3 December, 
1857, at Long Branch, New Jersey. He went to Chicago, Illinois, 
previus to 1881 ; niarid ther 4 September, 1883, Elizabeth J. Goudy, 
born in C)l\mpia, \V:ishingtun Teritory. dauter ov George Bush and 
Elizabeth (Morgan) Goudy. Tha rezide in Chicago (1907) wher 
he iz a suksesful merchant. Children: 

i. Helen Goudy, b. 2 June, 1884. Rczidcs witli parcms. 
ii. John Ainslie, born 9 October, 1885, in Cleveland, Ohio. He waz 

graduated A. B. by Northwestern University, klas 1900. 
ill. l.Kwis Til ROCK MORTON .\Iaps, bom I August, 1888, in Chicago, 111. 

Died 28 September^ 1888, and waz ther burid. 
iv. Elizabeth Goudv, twin, born 5 February, 1892. 
V. Eunice Ferguson, twin, born 5 February, 1892, in Chicago, Illinois. 

Pied soon, and waz ther burid. 
vi. Lois, b. 2 March, 1893, in Chicago; d. 14 Div , i*vi 



2(»4 (204) 

James' SloCU.M {John." Ptttr, John.* \tithtinitl,^ Giles.- .In- 
thony,^) waz born about the year 1785 at Long Branch, New Jersey. 
Waz marid 9 ALin, 1812. to Elizabeth Newman ov Howell by Jere- 
mia Newman, Justis ov the Pes. Tha remand at Long Branch until 
about 1830. then movd to New ^'ork City, and later setld in Brook- 
lyn, wluT tha difil. A brik mason. Children, perhaps not al born 
in the order here givn, viz : 

i. Lydlx Aw; m. Solomon Wilson; no children. 

ii. Weblev E.; marid (2nd .<•) Jane, dau. ov Samuel and (Ray- 
mond) Fansham. He died in Br<x)klyn 20 Jan., 1880, ajd 
about 66 years; waz burid in C\ press Hills Cem. A dau, 
Caroline Amelia, mar. William Keeler and dwelt in Pa. 

ill. James W. ; mar. i>t Harriet Leith, who died erly ; mar. 2nd 
wido Mary Brundage with two sons, ho died yung. and wun 

dau., Eliza, ho mar. . Tha dwelt in Brooklyn. Children, 

by 1st mar.: i. James mar. Harriet Pwyer, hiz Lozn (se v. 
belo) and rezided at Sea Plain, .\. J. 2. William. 3. John. 
By 2nd mar.: 4. Mary Jane, mar. c;iradet( .•• ) a printer. 

iv. Robert; died in erly life ? 

v. Franses; m. David Brown Dwyer. Children: Two sons and 
wun dau. died yung. 4. Eliza, m. William Ogleby and had 
thre sons and wun dau. 5. Harriet, m. James Slocum. Jr., 
(sc iii. abuvi. 



AND IHfclR Al.l.lWCh^ I67 

%-i. JotcrH, b. ai Ijonn Hraiich; d. at rrl> aj ? 

vii. SrePHCK. b. at 1.uiik Hranch; died in criy life ? 

viii. P.wio N., b. at Iaw^ Branch ; d. at rrly a) ? 

3>x^.\. ix. JoMS \Vesi.ev. b. 1824? m. Jane Maria \Vil»on. 

X. (ir.o«cE A., b. at I^unx Hranch; died in rrl> life ? 

xi. \Viu4AM HesKY, b€>rn in New York Cii> ; d. yung ? 

xii. AmcMi jAse; marid (jeorite Kenne>. Tha rexided at Ma»peih, 

I^mK Uland, N. Y^ with wun ton and wun dauier. 

xiii. SirtAN Ann ; died in her infano . 

xiv. Sl'San Akn. b. in New York City; d. yung. 



204 A LH^ 

John Wesley* Slocum (Jamn: Juhn." l\tti/ John.* Su- 
thiinirl,* Gi/rt.^ ./«/Aofiv.') war b«irn near I^mg Branch, Munnvuith 
County, New Jrrxr), about the yrr 1824. an«I wa/ rcrd in New ^'orL 
C\t\, korncr ov (irand and Allrn Strcrts. He mariti Jane Maria 
Wilson and setld in Hrooklyn, N. ^ He died ther «i June. iSH<>. 
and war burid in Cypress HilU Srti>efer\. Children: 

i. John- IIcki^. ., (M. i8sv, in. i«( m Dec, iSSt, Miiier\a D. 
FoMrr, b. 116$, dau. ov C'harle%. She d. 4 June, itS4; war bur 
in Mount Olive Cem^ I'Ons NIand. Me mar. itui »o Dec., 1S87, 
Henrietta, dau uv I»ui* and I.uc> Ka\e. She \Mf h 19 Sept. 
1169. Children i. Child b) i»l wife d. in inf an*> . 2. Hiiam 
IL 3. William \V^ h. J$ Oct.. ittg Inhn H. iz a briklarr. 
\\y9 at 14J powers St., Brooklyn, N. ^ 

ii. WiLLMM \Vr.»irv. born 6 October. i»6o, in Hr«a>il\n 

iii. Hit\M Wiijiiv. born i) July, ilfca, BrookKn. 

iv. Jake Kuir\arni. b. a July, 1I&4; dietl . 

V. LriNA Ass. b. S April, 1I67; died . 

vi. Gioaci Kjtm \u>, b. 9 Augu«i, t>73, BmokUn. 



20.') A (lW)) 

George WASHIN(;Tt)N' Si/XTCM {Peter.' John." I'ftrr.'- John.* 
Sathaniel* Gilet.^ Anthony.^) war born in 1824 in New ^ork City. 
He went with hir father to Philadelphia wher he marid 7 November, 
1H47. Fli/abeth Clinn)n. ho war born in Burlin(;ton, New Jer^ej. 
He hrkame an enjiner. War kild 27 December. i8r»0. at Pitthole. 
P.i. Children : 

i. Mkby F.ll/MirTM. born jj Aiig, 1S49. in Phila. 

ii. Martm\. born in Philadelphia 3% March, iX^t. 

iii. Lydia .Ass. born 31 Pecember, 1854, in Philadelphia. 

iv. Hri.ES K., born in Philadelphia, it March, i8s7 



Ib8 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

V. Mary Virginia, born 29 August, 1859, in Philadelphia, 

vi. Ceorge Washinotos, b. in Philadelphia 6 October, 1863. 

Further rekord kud not be asertand. 



William Thomas" Slocum {Ptttr,' John.'^ Ptttr/ John.* .\ti- 
thanii'I/ Gilts, '■ Anthony,^) w az born 28 August, 1828, in Nc\s- ^'ork 
City, and rerd in Philadelphia, Pa. At an erly aj he wa/ employd 
in the manufaktory ov shu blaking by James S. Mason, and he kon- 
tinud in this employ over Hfty yerz ; until infirmity nesesitated retir- 
menr. He marid Mary Gumpper. born 18 July, i82«>, in Wurtem- 
berg, Germany. Children: 

i. Mary, born 23 July, 1854, in Filadelfia. 

ii. Sara^ born 30 April, 1856, in Filadelfia. 

205B1. iii. Alice, twin, born 21 Dec., 1857; in. (.'harlcs W. Way. 

iv. El.LEK, twin, b. 21 Dec., 1857. Rc/ide* (1906) with pareni». 

205Bi. V. Susan (J., b. 19 Jan., i860; in. John H. .Mansfield. 



205R1 'jn.-)R 

Alice® Slocl .M {U'iU'uim 7'.," Peter,'- John." I'ltn. John.* So- 
thanu'l.^ Gilts • Anthony ,^) waz born 21 December, l8s7. in Filadel- 
iia, Pa. She waz marid at Palmyra. New Jerse\ . 1 Januar\. 187*^. 
to Charles Wesley Wa\ , son ov John and Jerusha Matilda (Rud- 
derow) Way. Tha rezide (ii)O0) in FiladeKia, \n lu-r he !/ motor- 
man in the street kar servis. Children: 

i. Horace Slocl'.m Way, b. 14 Oct.. 1879. in .Mcrchantville, N. J. 
.Mar. 31 Oct., 1906, Olive Blanche Mayo, b. 1887, in Lynfield, 
I'a. 
ii. CiERTRiDE .Maimdv W av, b. 4 Oct., 1883, Palms ra. N. J. 
iii. Mary Glmpfer Way. b. 13 Dec., 1885, Palmyra, \' I 



2or)Bii lmi:)B 

SusAX Gumpper® Sloclm {It'iUuim T.,*' Ptttr.' John.'^ Peter, ^ 
John,* Nathaniel,^ Giles," Anthony.^) waz born 19 January, i860, 
in Philadelphia, Pa. Waz marid 3 November, 189O. at Palmyra, 
New Jersey, to John Henry Mansfield, born lO June, 1857. '" Gcr- 
mantown, Philadelphia, son ov Isaac and Elizabeth (Lpton) Mans- 
field. He w a/ a master plumber: died 25 July. 1897. in (lerman- 
town and waz ther burid. Children: 

i. Chari.es Isaac Massfiei.d. twin, born 26 February, 1888, in Ger- 
mantown, Filadelfia: died is July. 1888. and waz ther burid. 



ASD THEIR ALLIANCES I69 

ii. Auce \\'\x, twin. b. 16 Krb , i88<; il. 36 Aut(u»l, 1888. 

iii. WiLUAM Thomas MASsnetJ), twin; died a6 May, 1890. 

iv. John MesiiY, twin, b. 5 Jan^ 1890, in (fcrmaniown. 

V. IlesKV KsoX, b. (irrmanlown, Pbila., 26 Au(;u»i. i8yi. 



20r)(' (205) 

John- Wesley' Slocum (l\trr.'' John* I'drr. John.* A.. 
than'ul} Gilff' Anthony.^) uaz born 10 Uccrnibcr, 1832. in Bnxik- 
lyn, New ^'ork. Wax marid 18 December, i8s3, to Susan Clinton, 
ho waz born 22 Auj^iist, 1837. He waz rerd from boyhood in Phil- 
adelphia, wher tha afterward rezided. \V.i/ a n)xshini>t and enji- 
nrr; enli'»ted agenst the Southern Rebrlvon a/, a privat soljer in Co. 
H, U'l Rejiment Ne^*• Jersey Volunter Int.intr'. Ilr died 9 Novem- 
ber. 1888. and wa/ burid in the Kniirhts ov Pythias Semetery. Frank- 
lord, Kiladelfia. OiiKlrrn: 

' \BrTll. b. 19 Dec.. ils4; d. ) Feb., 1I64. 

It. JoMs \\ h. n March, 18^7 ; d. aa July, 1I7S. 

iii. Wiin\^j l,,..kiu, born iS April, tls9: ni. . 

aosCi. iv. Hi\tvvii\ Ft born % julv. 1864; m Mjrv Bo»». 

Benjamin Franklin* Suk'lm (John II .; I*eur.'' John* Prter,* 
John.* SulhanifL* Gilrtr .inihonj.^) wax born s July. 18O4, in Fila- 
delha, Pa. A machinist. He marid i January. 188s. Mar\ Boss. 
Ilia rer.ide in FiladeWia ( !</ • Children: 

i. St'tAK C born 9 Fdiruar>-, 1887. 

ii. JoHS Wr»iiv, b. 19 Feb., 1889; d. 11 " 

iii. Hrviv. born iq A . — t" ' ' ' ru 

iv. Hr\j\\ii\ F«\Nk 1 i8q7. 

T. Elwooo CurroK. born it ()cioJ>er, 1900. 

vi. VioLrr May, born j Septrml»er. i9«>j 

vii. EsTiu.l. born a8 June, i'/"( 



2( ».'»!) (20.")) 

Sls\N K. Slocum {Peter. John.' J',f,r. John.* Sathnnirl,* 

i filet,' Anthony."^) war born 8 Drcrmber. 1837. in Filadelfia, P.i. 

Marid II Aujfust. i8ss. William Woo<l. born is November, 1831. 

Iha setid in Camden. New Jersey, wher he died 14 Tantiar\-, 1906: 

waz burid in the New Semetery ther. Children 

i. MAtT Wooo. b. 14 July. 1856; d. 29 Jan., 1857; bur. Philadelphia. 
ii. John B. Wono. b. t Aug.. 1*58; m. France* . Children: 



170 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

I. Horace, b. 19 July, 1890. 2. Viola, b. 26 Mch., 1895, in 

Philadelpliia. 
iii. Sara M. Wood, b. 4 July, 1863; m. 30 Nov., 1882, Norris William 

Batters, b. 3 Jan., 1858, in Phila. Child: i. William W., b. 

27 Apr., 1886; m. .Margaret Crouse and haz child, Newton W., 

b. 24 Apr., 1906. 
iv. J.\.\1ES H. W'cjou, b. 18 Apr., 1867; d. 10 Feb., 1868; bur. Phila. 



205E (205) 

CaROLI.M. li.^ SlulL.M {Peter'' John," Peter.'" John,* Snthaniel,^ 
Giles r Anthony,'^) born I April, 1840, in Philadelphia. Mariil ther 
24 April, 1859, William Wolf, born ther 8 July, 183O. son ov John 
Wolf. In 1906 tha re/ided in Lansdale, Pa. Children: 

i. LoL'is Peter Wolf, b. 15 .\Ich., i860, in Philadelphia. .Mar. 21 

Feb., 1888, .Mary Hawood, b. 6 Oct.. 1867. in Kaglesmere. Pa. 

Tha rezided in Lansdale, Pa., in 1906. Children; i. Elida, b. 

27 Apr., 1889, Newart, N. J. 2. l.ouis William, b. 30 May, 1895. 

Phila. 3. Samuel Fdgar, b. 13 Apr.. 1888. 4. Caroline, b. 5 

Oct., 1889; d. 19 .Mar., 1904; bur. Lan»dale. 
ii. .Marguerite Beck Woi-F, b. 30 Apr., 1866, in Phila. .Mar. 15 June, 

1887, Samuel McCormick Edgar, b. ther 5 Jul>. 1864. Tha livd 

in Lansdale. Pa., in 1906. with children: i. Margaret Wolf, b. 

13 .Mar.. 1891. 2. .Mary .Ann, b. 29 .Nov.. 1894. Both b. in 

Philadelphia. 



•_M)r)F cjor)) 

Axc.ELiNE SiLi-iK" Slocc.m (f///. Anne ov 205 in I'ol. I . Peter,'' 
John'' Peter',-' John* Xathaniel.^ Giles." Anthony,^) waz born lO 
December, 1S42. in Filadelfia, Pa. She marid ther Robert W. Still 
24 May, 185*). He died ther 18 .April. 18S4. She marid sekond 13 
Aufjust, 1885, Richard Krips in Camden, New Jerse>, wher »ha now 
(1907) rezide. Children: 

i. Sara Stii.i.. born 5 February, 1861, in Philadelphia, in 1907 re- 

zides in Camden, New Jersey, 
ii. Crosrv Still, born in Philadelphia 14 October, 1864. Rezide* in 

Camden, New Jersey, in 1907. 
iii. Louis Still, born 31 October. 1867, in Philadelphia. In 1907 re- 

zides in Camden. New Jersey. 



205G (205) 

Em.MA M."* SlocuM {Peter.' John.'^ Petir. John.* Xathaniel,' 
Giles,- Anthony.^) w a/ horn ^ February, 1844, in Filadelha. Pa. 



AND THEIR ALUANCES lyi 

She waz marid thcr to Lxjuis 1*. Harbois 4 June, 1800. She died in 
Filadrlfia 11 February, 1890, and war burid ther in C)d Feioz Sem- 
ctcry. Children: 

i. Wli-IIAM ll\iiB(>is, b. 25 Mch., 1867, 10 I'Uila. Slat, ilier San 
(Jettingcr jS Nov., i>S6. Tha, 1907, liv in Camden, N. J. 
OiiMrrn: 1. Marv, h. Hf Oct.. 1887. 2. Emma, b. 19 July, 
1891. 3. Amelia, b. la Apr., 190a. 
ii. CIUUTOPHCR II MBoit, b. Phila., 1869. Rezide* Camden, N. J. 
iii. Ixt 14 V. llAan<ii«, b. 16 Au^-, 1876, in Phila. Mar. 10 July, 1899, 
Anna .McLaughlin in Camden, \. J., wher tha re/iilr (Miil.lrrn 
I. Louit p., b. 16 Apr.. 1904- ' Ntilion, b. 1906 

L'n:»ii (ii(i;>) 

Crosby SiLI.IK* Suh I'rlrr.' John.'' Pttir. John.* \ii- 

ihaniel,* Gilet.^ Anthony,') born 14 Novrmbrr, 184O. in Philadelphia. 
P.i. ; maritl Mary F. Williams, born in August. 1849, in Tenncvsee. 
.^nd had livd at I>on(; Island, Big Stone Count>. .Minnesota. He uaz 
af) enjiner; died 2\ Febriiar>, 1890. \\\z u ido resides, 1907, in 
I?r<.\\n \'al\, \fiti: ("Siidrrn: 

> \KOUNC \S\ born 14 November. 187}. Philadelphia. 
II. .\iiir M, born in I'" ' )na 291' ■*. 1876. 

iii. \NiLii\M, born i' ^ -r. 1879. i .....Jelphia. 

iv. M«ati, born in i » ij June, i88i. 

' imar &, born 18 November. 1884. Philadelphia. 
VI. M'lw \tD. born in PI • la. Pa. 27 February. 1887. 

VM \r. • r K born Jo jBiuiary, 1I9O1 Philadelphia. 



L»(i:>.i (•_»(>:») 

Peter' SlocCM il'rtrr.' John.* Vetrr."- John* Sathonirl,* Gilff.' 
Anthony.^) w-jo. born M July. 1848. in Philadelphia, Pa. He en- 
li.*ted aifenst the Southern Rebelyon and \va/. musterd az a privat in 
Co. C. i«)8th Pa. Infantry, 9 September. 1804: waz discharjd 4 June. 
i8bs. after the war klo*d. He marid Hanna .A. Barley. She died i ^ 
Jan\i.ir>-. 18S0. Hr marid sekond . He rczided in Philadel- 
phia; died 22 February-, 1902. Children: 

i. Richard Wiluam. b. t .^ug.. 1872. in Philat^lphia. 

ii. PtTfa Warrcm. b. 26 Aug.. 1874. in Philadelphia; m. iher 25th 

Nov., 1896. Margaret SwinKlehur»t, b. , dau. ov Henry and 

l*abel!a ( Burnett 1 SwinKlchur«t, both born in England. He '\? 
a mashini»t ; reride* f 19061 in Krading, Pa. Children: i. War- 
ren Henry, b. 8 Feb.. 1898, Philadelphia. 2. Richard William. 



172 THE SLOCL'MS OF AMERICA 

b. lo April, 1901, Readinjj. 
iii. Hanna Alice, b. 23 Nov., 1846; in. Peters. 

Children by sekond wife: 

iv. Walter, b. October, 1890; d. 4 February, 1893. 

V. Flora Estelle, born 2 February, 1893, in Philadelphia. 



215 A (215) 

Aeria** SloCU.M {George F..'' If'illiami^ Peleg." Peleg,* Peleg.^ 
Giles,- Anthony}) waz born on a farm in Dartmouth Township, 
Bristol County, Massachusetts. She marid first Pardon Almy ; and 
sekorvd Captain Daniel Baker. Child b\ first hu/.band: 

i. Giles Pardon Almv, b. 1856 .' Rc/ide* in Dartmouth. 

Children by sekond huzband : 

ii. Daniel W. Baker; m. (Jrace c;il!ord. Children: i. Stanley, b. 

1894 ? 2. Elizabeth, b. 1899 ? 
iii. Howard VorNc B\KtR; m. Marcia Davis, children: i. Son, d. 
>unK. 2- Edith, b. in Sept., 1900. 



2150 (215) 

Silas Pi.rrv" Slocu.m {George I'..' Williams ^ Peleg.^ Peleg.* 
Peleg,^ Giles," Anthony,'^) waz born on a farm in Dartmouth 'I'own- 
ship. Bristol County, Massachusetts. He marid 25 October, 18O9, 
Nellie Eg^jleston, dauter ov James formerly ov Seneca Falls, New 
York. Tha setld at Flint. Michigan, wher tha wer marid and \ct 
(1900) rezide. Children: 

i. Jessie Harriet; in 1906 a drestnakr in Flint. 
ii. Ray J., b. in Flint, .Michi^^an; died while yet a student ? 
iii. Sii AS Perrv. No direkt report from Flint. 



2i() (2i(;) 

Samuel Clifford" Sldclm {Caleb, '^ Peleg.'^ Pelrg.* Peleg.' Giles r 
Anthony }) born lOth day ov First Month. 1805, in Dartmouth Tp.. 
Bristol Co., Massachusetts: marid Phebe Palmer 20 November, 1831. 
Tha setld in LeRa\ Tp.. Jefferson Co., New ^'ork, and from hiz 
aktivity in biznes ther waz bilt the hamlet ov Slocumvil. Tha ther 
died, he in May. 187 1. she in May, 1895, ajd 82 yerz and 15 das. 
Ov their children in adishon to Vol. I: 

i. Lieut. Caleb; d. 17 Nov., i9o6(?) Old Forge, N. Y. 
iii. Eliza Ann. wife ov Warren Gardner, d. in Nov., 1894. Their 



AND TllfclR ALLIANCES 173 

ton. MailiMiii Slucum (iardnrr, in. Manna Prr*i» tlaviland ov 
t;lcn» Falls, N. V. Tha, 1906, rnidc in Auburn. N. V.. wher 
he i/ Pfc/idcni ov the Am. Pl>in<>uth Rock I'lub (ptiliry). 
Children i. Nellir. 2. Roger W ? Phebe. Date* iwt re- 
ported. 
iv. Jsse \f\tiv, b. I Nia\. 1^4^ Mrr bulk rdiikj«li<>ii br^an ai hum 
*o crl> that the cannut ren)rfnk>er the iiinr when <hr could not 
read.' She later aiended the Publik Skool wun mile ditiant. At 
(he ij ov fifteen jrer* the wax tent wun tkonl yer to Mi«t Shep- 
hrrd"» »mal ->l at Quaker Sprinicv SaraioKa Co., N. Y. 

"^^•r then ei):<<w ...< • . >rnd«' .\kademv at (nion Spring*, Ci>UKa 
( . N*. v., and Ma< here graduated in t>6i. She koniinud her 
Mudix in the llowland Collegiate Intiitut mtuii yer; then went 
to Yorktown aa lecher to the Freedmen tvher »he remand a yer 
or mor Rrturr • '"niftn S: . \. W bekaut ov ilne*. »he 

»»a/ cmpl<>\il J, in H' : Skool wher »he remand 

(leching Poliiikal Sien*. even wun term each yrr, during her 
aiendan« ov lekiur* on law in the I'nivertiiy ov Michigan wher 
I.I. B in il74^ until il76. when the (iranjer 
J - *. - . .--.iken wa/ opend in Canan<t''"" \. Y. She 

wjf here Vice Pref. and techer ov poliiikal j iI ekonom> . 

In il9) the klotd her work io Granjer Pla« Skool for %vider u%- 
* -leM in MMhal '' went to New York City to 

'-»»hal kfif ' - ■ ' '• ' ''-kiur* on »ivik» 

■- - itomikt . hals working 

meantim with Wilton L tiill a« intiruktor in the Pairiotik I.eag. 
and bekoming familiar with hii idea ov ''t*he School City' which 
■ ■ il in her later work in Wairrtcwn, N. Y., and 
,cav a kor« ov I'niver*''^ ' •'mthon lektur* at 
V Hand Beach; in il9<> made her %€> ,-n\ to F'urope and. 

00 her return in the fal, aktrpied a kal to tech in \Vei*er, Idaho, 
.\kaiirm> Here the remand two yerx, then agen iraveld in 
f T . . jjjj return the akvpied a kal from Rev. V'.. A. 

1 :rr ov Weiter Akailriii\, to aid in the mor exicn- 
•iv enierpria ov founding the Idaho Industrial In*titut at Weiter. 
She atumd charj ov the wiment' department ov thii Inttitut in 
the »er 1 ■ ul ha/ tinte been ' ,: her lime an«l energiz 

to ill u( „ Ihc korte/ ov %i ;;c oferd in 1906-07 wer 

komer«hal. Iiterar>, and kolej preparatory, Min Slocum teching 
tivikt and ekonomikt in the third yer ov each kort. The mor 
uteful traden ar alto taut; and oporiuniiv i? givn for pupiU to 
work »r pav for part, or al, ov their e«pen»e/ at the »kool. Mi<n 
Slocum** former pupil*. prin«ipaly ov Mowland Intliiut and 
(•ranjer Plat, 'endowed her with a birthday gift ov $t,30o' 
which, with gift ov plan and tpetifikathont from her brother 
Samuel « •» ' Slorum. arkitekt in New York City, materialized 
in a bi- iriKjlo, a h<>m f<ir brr old ai amonc tbr In*tiini 



174 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

bildings. She haz been reziding in it mor than a yer; and she 
rites, 'I have come here to live, and die in the work.' Being 
separated from meetings ov The Sosiety ov Friends, she joind 
the Kongregashonal Church. She iz also member ov the Am. 
Akad. ov Politikal and Soshal Sien>; Am. Ekonomik Asn. ; and 
Univ. Extenshon Asn. 



219 A (219) 

Holder Christofher** Slocu.m (Otis.' Pileg!^ Pcltg,^ Holder* 
Peleg,^ Giles.- Anthony.^) waz born 12 September, i8.^8, on a farm 
in Dartmouth Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Marid 2i 
May, 1862, Charlotte L., dauter ov George and Mary Gifford ov 
that plas, wher tha setld. Children: 

i. Albert W. ii. Erkest Lis'wood. iii. Evelyn M. 
Further partikularz not reported. 



219B (219) 

Pmi.ll' l-)UNHA.\r Si.ocu.M (Otis.' Peleg!^ Pile jr.'' Holder* 
Peleg,^ Giles.- Anthony}) waz born 4 December, 1839, and waz 
rerd on a farm in Dartmouth Tp., Hristol Co., Massachusetts. He 
marid Mary C. Worth, dauter ov Henjamin and Louise P. Worth 
ov Edj^artown, Marthas Vineyard. He setld in New Bedford, Mass. 
The nuzpaprz in erly June, 1885. kontand the foloing dispatch: 

"Philip n. Slocum ot New Bedford was shot and killed by Charles Foss. 
The latter was a drunkard, and wanted transportation to Hudson Bay, where 
he wished to die if he could not be cured of his intemperate habit<. Slocum 
did not procure the transportation, and Foss bfcanif enraged at him. After 
killing Slocum, Foss committed suicide." 

The children ov Philip D. and Mary Worth Slocum ar: 

i. Benj.amin'. ii. Henry. 

iii. Alice; m. Merchant. Rezidtf (1906) Marthas Vineyard. 

iv. M.ADGE. v. Anna. vi. Philip. 



229B (229B) 

]\I.ATTHEW SiSSON {Pardon- and Mary' Slocum. John.''' John,^ 
Joseph* Peles.^ Giles r Anthony}) died at Seneka Falls, New York, 
10 January. 1893, aid 93 yerz. 



229E (229E) 
Oliver Slocum Sisson {Pardon- and Mary' Slocum) died at 
Seneka Falls, N. V., 27 April, 189b. aid ner 83 yerz. Mary A. 



AND THKIR AI.I.IWCES I75 

(Biiincy) wife ov hi/ son i. Mortimer D. Sisson, died 14 June, 1896. 
Uv marid sekond 22 September, 1898, Frances Binne\ in Mansfield, 
( )hiii. Hia reziile, 190b, at Scneka Falls, V. Y., without children. 



2200 (220(J) 

M \R^ Al.I.EMAN' {John Ci. Allrman and Mary Slocum* Sisson, 
Altittht-ii .' ParJon.- and Mary' Sloium. str 229B above) lost her 
first huzband in the dcth ov F^duard W. Mercer. She marid sekond 
in 1893 (iror^r W. Tilton ov Boston. Mass. Tha rezidcd in Chi- 
cago, wher she died 10 November, 1895. ajd ner 47 yerz, without 
children. Her mother. Mary Sl<Kum* (Siss<jn) Alleman rote and 
sent to the riter this and other reports in l«><)0. She re/ ides in Cleve- 
land, Ohio. 



H ARRIKT (Cowi.Ks) SissoN, wido ov Kaptan Benjamin Frank- 
lin* Sisson (Matthew.^ Pardon- anti .Mary" SKxrum) died at S<neka 
Falls, N. Y., in March. 1899, ajd 79 yerz. Children: 

i. I)\MF.I. WFBSTr.R Sl«<lV, l>. IS5U. Hrfc.mir .i j.i^xrr ill New \iHK 

Ciey. Mar. 13 Junr, 1889, hahcl Qiiaifc ov .X^burN F'ark. N". ]., 
whrr iha, 1906, rezide, without children, 
ii. Marv Ei-IZABETH Sismn. b. Mar.. 185$. Waz trchrr at Scneka 
FaIN, N. V. Mar. 21 May. 1901. Charles Freeman Fldridge ov 

Fredonia, \. \ . Ilia rr/nlr nxW', in (imvr f"il\ P.i wltlwun 

children, 
iii. Benjamin- Frankiis Sisson. b. Feb., 1856, Scneka Fall* 
iv. Wiiiiwi Sinv)v. b. Hcc., i860; m. Mary Smith ov Scneka Falls., 

N. \., wlier tha. 1906, rezide with wiin child, Paul. b. iS Nov. 

1889. 

220.T (L'2fU) 

Lelfa Ai.i.emav. born 17 Nov.. i8si, dauter ov John G. Alleman 
and Mary Slocum Sisson (.Matthew.^ Pardon- and Mary* Slocum) 
marid 18 March. 1868. Charles Burney Burtless at Seneka Falls, 
"V Y.. wher tha, I9(>b, rezide. Children: 

i. John Alleman Bu»tle5S, b. 29 Dec., 1868; m. 1 Jan.. 1896, Sara 
Tid ov Junius, N. V. Tha rezide, 1906, at Seneka Falls with 
children: i. Norwocxl. b. 19 July. 1897. 2. Helen Elizabeth, b. 
9 Aug., 1898. 3. John Edward, b. 18 June, 1906. 

Ii. Louise Birti.ess. b. jo Oct., 1871 ; m. 15 June, 1896, Herbert 



176 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

Compson ov Junius, N. Y. Tlia rezide, 1906, in LyonSj N. Y., 
with wun child, Gertrude, b. 14 Apr., 1897. 

iii. Carl Burtless, b. 27 Dec, 1874; m. 15 Jan., 1896, Pearl Compson 
ov Junius, N. Y. Tha rezide, 1906, at Scneka Falls with chil- 
dren: 1. Byron Eugene, b. 7 Feb., 1897. 2. Ruth Esther, b. 28 
July, 1898. 3. Charles Edward, b. 28 Mar., 1905. 

iv. Charles Burney Burtless, b. 27 Dec, 1876, Seneka Falls. 

V. Mary Josephine Burtless, b. 14 Dec, 1878; m. Hayes Demorest 
20 May, 1896. Tha rezide, 1906, in Auburn, N. Y., witli chil- 
dren: 1. William, h. 14 Jan., 1898. 2. Winifred, b. 9 .May, 
1900. 3. Mildred, b. 4 July, 1903. 

vi. Katheriv Wanton Burtless, b. 10 Feb., 1881, Scneka Falls. 

vii. George Burtless, born at Scneka Falls, 3 January, 1883. 
viii. Joseph Burtless, born in March, 1885, at Seneka Falls. 

ix. Ray Burtless, born at Scneka Falls, N. V., May, 1887. 

X. Henry Burtless, born in April, 1889, at Seneka Falls. 

232 A (232) 

Kaftax Willi a.m SlocU-m" Wilcox {Kapt. Churlts Wilcox and 
wife Hnnna' Slocurn, John,'^ John,^ Josiph,* Ptlcg.^ Giles,'- An- 
thoriy,^) born in the yer 1814 in Newport, Rhode Island, or at sea, 
waz erly trand for the sea by hiz father and he bekanie a master mar- 
iner. He shipt, however, az first mate on bord the whaling ship 
Mencer in 1 841, the kaptan and other ofiserz being hiz naborz and 
long-time frendz. When the ship waz at Honolulu, Hawaiian 
Ilandz, in 1843, he found oportunitiz to invest the fu hundred dolars 
he had with him. and he anounst to hiz brother ofiserz hiz purpos to 
remain ther on a farm aiul raz katl for the Honolulu market. He 
waz suksesful in this venture, and after a fu \erz waz regarded az a 
leding sitizen. About the yer 1854 he marid Kalua Makoleokalani, 
ho waz born in 1836, at Honolulu, a direkt ilesendant ov I^)nomakai- 
honua. brother ov King Kaulahea ov the Hand ov Maui. Kaptan 
Wilcox akwird infiuens az an advizer ov the Government, which in 
thoz daz favord forenerz, partikularly Amerikans ; and the pepl wer 
anxius to akwir the kustoms ov sivilizd nashons. Hiz wife died in 
1865. He waz yet living in Honolulu in the yer 1907. Children: 

232A1. i. Robert Willlxm Wilcox, b. 15 Feb., 1855; ■"• t^vis. 
232A2. ii. Caroline Wilcox, b. Sept.. 1856; m. Wm. F. Sharratt. 

iii. Albert Richard Wilcox, b. July, 1858; m. a Hawaiian, ho d. 

in 1895. Tha had six children, thre ov horn ar. 1907, dcscst. 

The living ar: Caroline, b. 1886. Edward, b. 1891. and 

Kalua, b. 1893. 





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AXU TMtlll ALLIAN'CfcS 1 77 

I*. Km*'*- ^^ • ■ ■' '■ 3j Feb, 1I60: m j Ma*- t. 

Mil «, li. 1I92. 

j}2Aj. V. CH%Kit> Wiioix. It in it62: m. Hrirn lialurad. 
vi. HtKN4 Nawct Wiioix. b. in Jan, it^; 

bo d. .1° ' 



ttt % it 



-IX 



1. fivr 
(barlr- 
Robert. 



< )\mR \bi. Km » Ri U II 

// i/.ox. A' -' ri- n 



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I fi'ini, .>i •/. u "I . 



John.^ Jt... ^ <,...• .,,,... •• iz born i' r-'" 

l8<S. I' k* ,'i..I.i llcfiu i,,t I T'.M.lov M »'•■ TIau.. 

\liT li • „ nr rfi. '.• Hi/ !< 

.Iir»| uhcn he war. trn • J tn a 

M.ik.iv\.iu, Ilaihi ■*-. \I ! 

Maka\taii unril iRfxi \' ir Kurd o\' 

H. rt W. Aruirr\«« anil Mr*. 

S. A. 1 luir^tdfi, unkl and i: 1 L. A. '1' 1 

Will MX ami hi/ thrc brwthcr/ wcr here anMMit; the fint , 

'in ^ I I I k. Krom ih7»» 

(0 i.S.Vt Itr uit/. A tfxUtf a: :iir Ikird uv I '' 

uAul.1. nn«l hr criy h- '. iikii. In uShu iu 

\\.i/ rlrktrd to thr 1 n :i\c iJi^iukl uv \Va ' • '^ f 

.»/ Rr; .itiv. i. •' - vv », - vfn: ii\ 

Kini: K ..ja. with K . \ .. ^ K li-.iu. t<» lta!\ 

to »tiidv in the Militar\ Akailnit ...r infliim<t ov the Kin;: 

hr \va/. admitrd to thr R..\.i' M ' r.m \k.i. frnn at 'I'nrtn in Ma\. 
1881. Tha wcr akon^i -.r Morrnn hn nnr 

the Kini:'N Fmhavatlor to : a ar n< for hii 

prrparatury k«>r» hrfor rntrrini; upon t lar kor» in the Ak.ul 

rmy. Hir 1' M.ithrniatik« at lhi« time waz Kaptan Lulgi 

Giletta. a fttat ohjrr. ho ua« ' ', - Jrnrral in tb' .n 

Army. In i88i hr pa.*t thr cxai; n/,. and rntrrd upon the reg- 

ular Akadrmy kor». He \va/ h« luatcd in 1885 with rank ov 

Sub Lutrnant ov Artilcry. 'Hic -^uic \rr he cntcrd the Royal Apli- 
ka«hon Sko<d for Enjiner and Aitilcf) Ortser/. When ' <- last 

• S* f he i . ^ 



IjS THH SI.OCL'MS OF AMtRlCA 

kors (jv this skool, he waz relcald b> the Hawaiian Governinent, just 
after hi> marij. 

Hi- wa/ inariil 20 Jul>. 1887. in Turin. ltal>. to Sit^norina Gina 
Sobrero. horn 20 Jul\, i8o^, in Palermo, Sicily, dauter ox Haron 
l^orenzo Sobrero. Kurnel o\ Artiler\ in the Italian Arm\. and hi/ 
wife Prinses \'ittoria Col«»nna di Stijiliano ov Naplft. In Septrmlvr. 
1<S87, Lutenant Wilcox and hi/, bride left Italy for Hawaii. Iha 
remand in Honolulu until 1888. then niovd to San Francisco. Call 
tornia. Here he w a/, employd in the survain^ band ov the Spring! 
\'al\ Water Works, and Mr*. Wilcox jjav lesons in French anil 
Italian to \ un^; ladi/ — the inkoni thui» obtand pla^in^ them in beti 
«»irkinn>tanses than when in Hawaii. But Mr. \S .\<»x felt himscli 
a/ an exile from hi/ nativ land ; and he determind to return ttt Horn* 
lulu and overthrow the ' Kaxoneted Kon!>tit ir Ketorn 

Governnient." Therupiin .Mrs. Wilcox dr«idrd to return to Itah 
w ith their dauter, ho wa/ burn in San Fran md »he started on 

this iurne\ in mid winter uv i' .irixal. her parent- 

inHuen>t Pope Ix-n .\III t»i anul her marij with Mr. Wilcox. 'ITie 
Supinii Kort <»v Turin also granted like dekre, whi^h wa/ sertifietl 
to tile Kiiinan Katholik Kiohop and to the Italian Konsul at Hono 
lull. 

Ml. \\ ikox returnd to Honolulu tu a determind (< 'nikt. a/ 

afreet! upon. After what waz thoi du prr; ' .n, jn the morning 
o\ |ul\ .<i). i88«>. he led a Innly ov nativ re\ui> ^ and '■ ' ' 

in okupxinj; the grounds ov the lolani Palas. ni»\\ tiu Kxekui,\ i> 1 
in^'; but the Kin}:;'s soljer/ faild to join him in the movment a/, it wa/ 
understood tha wud do. Km;: Kalakaua had chanjd hi/, mind in the 
nij:ht by >um w uiis advis. and he yax strikt ..rilrr to hir IhmIv yard 
not to join with Wilcox, but to hold the 1 .ind barako. .Mi 

Wilcox desided not to nike the Palas atfenst the King's wil, az it wud 
aper a/ a userp.ishon ov the King's right. He wa/ leding a/ a 
Hawaiian Garibaldi. Had he drtided to lead the m«»\ment ar a 
Hawaiian Nap(»leon Bonaparte, he kud hav karii; 
him. B\ the evening ov the first day. he bekam a pn/oner. charjd 
with hi tre/on by the (lovernment: but hiz kuntr>men. zr junmeti 
akw itetl him tor the rezon that the King w ii the mo\ 

inonr. From this day hi/ kuntrxmen lokt ik\uM\ U.tu .t/ their her 
aiiti idol. 



AND THEIR ALUAN> 1 79 

In i8«i»> Mr. \V x wa/ ' '• ' hy the Kriutm l'art\ a/ Jt> Rep- 

to thr L' iiu I'iTty having n in the Houk, 

tnr i aurtton Kahiiiri v\ .. ' ' ' iriti King Ka.ukatia \vun% mor 

pU»t in power to • ' >' ITir K ' ' m. 

how•r^'-- ' \ not pir/ tic i»«-, tiicr x- ' 1 " i nr Kin|> 

wa/ .1 ■ • ■- ' ' rni tJ j'ai! I • -■ ' ^'fd 

thcr i'l... T • ' - Kain.iik.irii^ iTi^Ainr 



In Ja 

•. 'm c>prr»t ilrmanj ov 

firr p« hrr in orrv u-a and t 

Jirr K o*- i 

m u« Marim uv th' 



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MfHrnf -tr III I 



l8o THE SLOCU-MS wl WlhRlCA 

dent Dole gav him ful pardon, wliich uaz aprovd by tlie Kounsil o\ 
State. 

In iS<^'j Mi. W^ilcox w az delej^ated b\ hi/ kuntr\men to Wasliin;: 
ton, I). C, to obtain unrestrikted franchiz for hiz pepl in tlie trajii 
ing ov the Organik Akt then betor Con^^res. In this undertaking' he 
waz supported b\ Conjures; and he returnd hoin with onor. Novem- 
ber 0, l^tx), he waz elekted the first Reprezentativ ov Hawaii t(» the 
United States Congres on the Honi Rule Republikan Tiket. Ht- 
rescvd vot for the unexpird part o\ the s^'th Con^rres. o\ 4K)H. a}ien>t 
hiz konipetitors viz: l*rins I)a\id, Deniokrat. lOsO; Samuel Parker. 
Republikan 384s. For the S7ih Coni;re> hiz majority waz larjer. 
On 'rhanksjiiving da\ after hiz eleksluin, he desided to join the Roman 
Catholic Church; and he waz rese\d and bapiizd in the Cathedral 
at Honolulu by Father Clement. On the 30 November, 19CX). (jo\ 
ernor Dole gav out hiz Sertitikats ov Klekshon to the s^th and S7tl» 
Conjiri-sez ; and the is December the oth ov ofis waz administerd to 
him befor the Uar <iv the Hous ov Reprezentativs, Washington. 
D. C, by Speker Henderson. Foloinj; this he waz adnurd at horn 
az ' the first to strike for liberty, and the first to reprezent hi/ |>epl.'* 

Ml. W'iiciix waz marid sekond at Honolulu 20 August. 18' 
Prinses Iheresa ()wana Kaohelelani, bt>rn ther 1 Ma\. i8tx>, dauu; 
ov Prins Cjideon Kailipalaki Laanui, a direkt de>endani ov Kalokuo 
kamaile. brother o\ Kamehameha the Great. She iz the dauter o\ 
chiefes Flizabeth Kamaikanpa. and a wciman ov remarkabl abilit\ and 
strenf.;th ov karakter. 

After the expirashon o\ hiz term/ o\ ofis. Mr. Wilcox kontinud in 
poHtiks. The Hom Rule Part\. k<»mpozd larjly ov the dcscndants 
ov the Aborijinez o\ the Hawaiian Hands, supported him for Gov- 
ernor, and tha .so petishond Prezident Rixisevelt — and. pmbably. ht- 
niifiht hav rese\tl the apointment had he li\d. He died 2.? Oktobcr, 
IQ03, in or ner Honolulu. 

He had children, by first marij : 

i. VirroRiA Colokn'.x Wilcox, b. in the >cr 1888, in San FranciMTo. 
California. She dicJ in July, 1889, in Turin, Italy. 

By sekond marij, the titls beinj; ov the old cxtinkt line, viz: 

ii. Prins Robfrt Kai.wiki'pi'apxikalamkl'I Keona. born 16 January, 
1893, in Honolulu, II. I. 

*Tliis skech ov tlie life ov Onorabl Robert W WMmv \r :iutobio|;rafik wIili 
sum editing by the ritcr ov this buk. 



A\0 TIIKIR ALLIANCES l8l 

111 I V K.\n«IK\l .V K,\Hcj\ tvLViUMAVt NlSlIO, 

.<«- in H H. I. 

iv. far I I. h. 189!; d. 1I99. 

CaRoLIXK* Wii.CoX (tl tlliiim ^^• and mfe Kalua Makul,uk<.. 
wxf. born in Srptnnhrr. iS^O. on the Hand ov Maui ov thr Hawaiian 
( iroup. She wa/ marid in J ' n Frnl 

"^ I • •• 'Ilia T 7, in iliiiiululu, n. I. Ciiiliirrn: 

KD SiiAUv I'nmarid. 

ii. Leer til/%*r.TM SiMUArr, b. 1 Mch^ illa; m. KUward llariman 
and ha« two rhildrm 1 i dward Slarum. b 

it • JO fan. tHi: m. <Iuv l.i\ int:*ii>n. Tha 

bar wun child, I > 
iv. WiuitlMlK^ Sh%bi 14 Jan. ilt6. ( nmarid. 

V 1 Ci ' M r I 17 July, ; • 

V ' - . ,1 ,, .1 - -- ■'- 

V I ■ . «l . a 

\ 

CiiARifs* \Nfitt,\ {Kapt i'- M'/i ll'ilfux. A 

^' .'.«• // V llannii' Slmum) war. b«»rn i\ Dccnr 

iX'>i, at Kuhiilu. Honiiaiila |lan<i <•% M.itii ov thr Hawaiian (ii' 
\\r war. marid 2S A n Milnor H.iivtrad. ^r.ir 

iautcr ov John Ji»vph I "^ Hu rczidc in 

1907 in W'.ilwlii. HavK.i;. whrr he ir Auditor ov the Kount 
\Iaiii. Children: 

K itT llAi.»Tt\o Wiicni. l»orn ij March, itt6. 
ii. NV|IU%M KcillKil Wiixrnt. bnrn )o May, Itty. 

iii I • > \\ : , > . , I , 
iv. t ' 

V. I 

vi. NlAatt Wircnx. J*nrn fc l>«cmibrr. 1*9$. 

vii. Nut' Johanna NViicox, born tt February, tift. 

viii. Piirnr Kr<»<i> \\'iit"\, l-'m 36 .Auiru«t, 1199. 

is. Sva\ \Viij.ii\ ';•'?" iy \Ijs •<• ■ 



HiiAM* SiXKUM (James.' Jotfph If'.,' John.^ Joseph* Pelrp.* 
ii.lfi.' .Inthonf.*) war horn 20 March. 1829, on a farm near Si . 



l82 THH SLOCUMb »'i ^miRICA 

toga Springs, New Wjrk. At the time of the gold mining exsitement. 
in 1853, he went to Australia. He iher marid in 18O0 Jane Bell, 
sckond dauter ov John Bell, a mekanikal enjiner reziding in Castle- 
mainc, Victoria. Tha settld at Graytown, Victoria, Australia, and 
ther had a stor, drapery, and hotel. 1 ha died in Graytown, she 1 
September. 1897. he 28 October. 1«)04: and wer ther burid. Chil- 
dren : 

i. Fi.ORtKCE, b. ill 1862; m. in GnytuxMi in 1889, Tlium3« llaii»i>i 
Children: i. William. 2. Klli- ; 1- 4 .Mice. No fui 
ther report elisited. 

ii. Ada, h. in 1864; m. in i8yo, Jan)e» C'unii, eleklrikal enjiner, uv 
johannehbur^, South Africa. I'ha reziile (1906) in Ballarat 
City, Vict«iria, Australia, with children 1 i ImIc. j. 1v\. j. 
I»abel. 

iii. RuoD.\ Jask. b. 1867, in C a-<irM.a...r . Ml 1.J I o- , «•-><•. Kdward 
Wallace, b. 1864. in Victoria ov Scoii»h father, a blaksniith in 
the mine« at K<tthert;len, Victoria, Auktralia. wher tha at \vun> 
e>tablisht a hoin and, 1907, rczide; 'the ho(e»t plat in Australia' 
with indiiMri/ ^old ininin. ird/ and wiiirinaling. She wai 

rerd in the Cliurch uv l...^._...i, he a Pre»bvterian. and theii 
children wer krivrnd Pre»b> terian ; but, laterly al belong to the 
Salvation Army, which har ther don much ijuod work. Tha ai 
live, ernest Christian?., .Mr. Wallace often prechiiiK with other* 
in the krowded Mrert» rvenint;» with wholMim iiiHuen* for the 
pro»peru> workr/ in the 'mines and wiiie» o\ Kuiherglen.' 
Children; i. Khoda .Mar\ Jane. b. 18 June, 1898. .2. Kdward 
Hiram Cirurf^e, b. 1900; d. a8 .Mar.. Hfoi, uv diarea, then an 
epidriiiik skurj. j. Henr\ Archer, b. 23 .May, 1902. 

i\. .\rihir Irvine, b. in 1868; m. in 1892, Jane Smiles. A farmer at 
l.iKkhart, New South Wale*. .Australia. Children: i. Arthur. 
2. Orinund. j. I'liarles. 4. .Vda. 

v. Hiram, b. in 1870; m. in 1896, Ro»e (iritfin. Tha re/ide (i90<. 
in Kunburs, Wotern Australia. Children 1 Hiram. 2. 

Queenia. 3. Olivia. 

vi. Albert James, b. in 1872; m. in 1897, Emma Eager. Tha re/idc 
(1906) at Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia. Children: 
I. Fli>reiice. 2. Emily. 

vii. Wii.i.iAM Wanton, born in the .la, 1.^74. He ha/ ..tr.. a -uksc« 
ful farmer and woolgroer with re/idens at Cirayiown. N'ictoria. 
Australia. In the sumer ov 1906 he vizited hii kozinz in Michi- 
gan and other States. He saild from Sydney. N. S. W., 19 March 
on tiie Ro\al Mail Ship Sonoma and arivd in San Francisco 13 
April. The nuzpapcr T/ir TuSioln I'.ounty .IJ^rrlitrr ov Caru. 
Michigan, i June, 1906, kontainz an interesting intervu with him 
ov ner ihre kolums length, in which he diskor»ez inlelijently and 



AND THEIR .M.LIANCES iS^ 

intrrr>iiitKl> »'• '>'' ]'"■"> '> "" ''"^ oncr^hi|) ov raiUvavz and 
(ricgraf lines by Wiz govcrnmeiii ; their ait our/ a day system ov 
lalior; their strikt obzervans ov Sunday under the law; their 
mild klimat; kulture ov scmi-tropikal and other fruits in great 
variet> ; their \eld ov wheat, ov alwut four bags (each ov 4.' .■ 
busheU) per aker ; alsti ov their oats and barly ; ov their groing 
no maz (korn) ; ov their jeneral use ov Amerikan made imple- 
ments; ov their wool industry, their greatest sour* ov inkom, the 
averaj si/e ov the flocks on the paddocks (farms) being from 
800 to 1000 sheep, the maximum being wun milyon; on their 
State kontrol ov skonU, paying the expens from the inkom from 
publik utilitiz; on their two dominant poliiikal pariiz, kald fre 
trade, and protekshoii ; on their wimen sufraj ov which he i/ an 
enthusiasiik supporter, altho a bacheJor ; on their simple and un- 
hurid mode ov life, etc. In 1907 he iz in the employ ov a IVtroit, 
Mich., wholsal paper hous. 
viii. Chaiii.es Svdsey. b. in 1876; m. in 189A, Alice Sunk. A farmer 
at (Jraytown, Victoria, Australia, wher he waz born. Children: 
I. Daphne. 2. l><>roih>. j. Sianlex. 4. Dolly. 5. Harold, 
ix. Ethei. Chkistmas. b. 25 Dec., 1878; m. in 1898, Evan Owens. I'ha 
rezide, 1907, in Bowenvale. Victoria. Children; i. Evan. 2. 
Ada. J. Ethel. 

i\M»; (*_»:?! ; I no 

Hon. Joseph .^i..vi .i ,/////<«</// />'.. J'Jin. Jijuph.* /'...... 

itilts.- Anthony,^) born in the >cr 1800 in Scha^hticokc Township. 
Rensselaer County. New ^'ork ; mari»l a fu miU-s north ov ther Mar- 
garet Pierson Jermain. 4 May. 182s. I'ha rezided in Syracuse. New 
"j'ork. wher he died 2<^ March. i8e)^ Se Volume I. pajez. 21 ^ 214. 
Hiz wido diet! in Jul\. 1801. at the stuner horn ov her dauter at Law- 
rence, L<»nn Hand. N. ^ . Tha hatl hut two children, viz: 

236A. i. M. Oi-lviA. born 8 Sept.. 1828; marid Russell Sage. 
448. ii. Jo-SEPH J., b. 24 June. 183^; m. Sallie I.'Hommedievi. 

Marc.aret Olivia' Slocvm {Joseph.' tf'iUiam /?.,'• Jnhn.^ 
Joupli.* Pt/igr (files.- Anthony.^) wa/* horn 8 Septemlx'r. 1828. in 
Syracuse. New ^'ork. and waz ther rerd \u a praktikal. hi/nes like wa. 
She waz taut to work, inkludinj; good use ov the nedl and the makinf: 



• .Authority for the simplified and korekted speling uzd in this book ma\ he 
found in the joint rekomendashon ov The Filolojikal Sosietv ov London ami 
The .Xmerikan Filolojikal Asosiashon. Se, also. The Sentury, and The Stand- 
ard. Dikshonari/, wherin the natural iz givn after the unnatural speling. 



184 THE SLOCL.MS OF AMHRICA 

ov much ()\ her klothlnj^. She stood u cl in her klasez in the Publik 
Skools; and erly enterd The Emma Willard Seminar\ tor yung 
wimen in 1 roy, N. ^ . Here she waz graduated ner the aj ov nin- 
ten yerz. She engajd in teching; and taut in Philadelphia at the 
time ov the Southern Rebelyon. 

During ]\Iis Slocum's sojurnz in Troy she bekame an intimat frend 
ov her skoolmate, Mis Maria Winne, dauter ov Moses Wiime. This 
frendship kontinud after Miss Winne's marij to Russell Sage; who 
waz for a time in partnership with Mis Slocum's luikl, Hiram' Slo- 
cum (Family 237) wher she first met him. Sum length o\ time 
after Mrs. Maria Sage's deth. Miss Slocujii aksepted the atenshons ov 
Mr. Sage; atul tha wer marid in 1869. 

Russell Sage waz born 4 August, 181O, at the Hamlet m Mienan- 
doah, New ^Ork, while hiz parents wer on the wa>' by their pioner 
konvaans from Middletown, Connecticut, w ith expekt:ishon ov going 
to Michigati. Upon their arival in N'erona Township, Oneida 
County, New ^Ork, tha desided not to go an\ further; and here in 
Durhamville Russell waz rerd to the aj ov twelv \erz. He waz the 
fifth sun ()\ lMi>li;i Sage and in the fifth jenerashon from David 
ho kame from Wales and setld in Middletown, Connecticut, in 
1052. In 1S2S Russell went to Trov. N. ^ ., az an erand 
boy in the grosery stor ov hiz brother, Henr\ Risle\ Sage, re- 
seving four dolarz per month and hiz bord. From this first 
step into the biznes world, hiz rize waz rapid; he bekame klerk ; 
and soon therafter he went into partnership w ith another brother 
also in grosery biznes. He savd his ernings, and purchast hiz 
brother's interest. From 1839 to 1844 he and John \V. Bates 
kondukted a wholsale grosery in Troy, which inkrest, and extendeii 
to their kontrol ov the karying ov their goods, and ov the produkts ov 
the visinity to New York Sit\ , in their own boats, and to their leder- 
ship ov the grosery trade in Troy and Albany ; also leders in the hors 
market from Vermont and Canadian sorses. In 1844 he purchast 
Mr. Bates' interest for $150,000.00, and kondukted the biznes alon 
until larjer biznes interests nesesitated its sale. Befor the aj ov thirty 
yerz, he waz, probabh , the w elthiest man in the land outside ov New- 
York Sity. 

In politiks Mr. Sage began az a Whig. He servd sevn yerz from 
1 84 1 az alderman ov Troy, and tresurer ov Rensselaer County. He 
waz a Delegat to Hie Nashonal \Vhig Konvenshon in 184S. .nnd 



AND THKIR ALLIANCES 185 

luvord the nominashon ov Henry Clay for Pre/idciu. ilr wj/. 
elekteil Rtprc/entativ to The United States Conjjres two terms, 1853- 
^7, and ua/ an important member ov the Komite on Ways and 
Means. He supported the Honisted Law, and the purchas ov 
Mount \'ernon. After this he would not aksept publik oris. 

He became widely interested in railroads, bej;ininn with the Troy 
and Schenectady line. Hiz interest in this important work rapidly 
extended t*) hiz ofishal konekshon with twenty-seven korporashons, 
embrasin^ mor than forty railroads, with more than five thou/and 
miles ov konstruk>hon : and he servd az Prezident or Vice Prezident 
ov diferent wunz ov the/, korporashons. He waz also interested in 
the Mail Steamship Kompanx , and 'I*he Atlantic and Pacific Telegraf 
Kompan> later favoring! the kombinini; ov this Kompany with 'I*hc 
Western I'nion ; in fakt ever> biznes in the United Stares rrsrvd 
impuN nn.l profit from hiz sound jujment and enerjy. 

\1 ■ be^an opprxshons in Wall Street, New ^'ork, in i8b2, 

and establisht hiz rezidens in this sity two yerz later. He waz gen- 
eral) , and larjl\, suksrsful in hiz spekulativ work az wel az in hiz 
mor jeneral bi/ne> enterprizez. He orijinated the sale ov 'privilejes' 
in 1872. Hiz prinsipal losrz in this biznes rezulted fr«im the failur 
ov otherz to make mxHJ. Hiz larje^t los, rep<ined at abtiut $7,CXX),- 
000.00, okurd in 1884 from the failur ov Grant and Ward. He waz 
redily abl to withstand this los, and kontinu in biznes; but from this 
time he avoided 'Puts' and 'Calls.* He seldom vizited the Kxchanj 
tho hoKlin^ membership from 1874. He waz a founder ov The Fifth 
Avenu Hank, and direktor in other banks an«l in numerus other kor- 
porashon\: and for many yerz waz a Truste o\ Thr Rrnssriacr Poly- 
technic Institut, the oldest skiM)l ov its kind. 

Mr. Sage naroly eskapt deth in 1891 fr«Mn the evplozshun ov a 
il> namit bomb in hiz ofis by a stranjer whoze demand for muny to the 
amount ov :^I,200,0(Xl waz refu/«l. He kontributed from hiz vast 
akiimulashons to many worthy enterprizez to a prater denre than 
nown by the publik. Hiz karf»d. judishus diskrimina-^hon. and refuzal 
to forward every wun ov the multiform skemz urjd upon him from 
every direkshon. kauzd many unjust reports ov parsimoniusne^. H- 
waz az wize in restraning hiz akumulashons from the liability ov 
doing harm, az he waz in their pathering. Hr shrunk from plasinp 
funds for expenditur by thoz he did not no to be fulv worthv ov the 



l86 THK SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

trust — having; observd such funds in the hands, or subjekt u> tlie dik- 
tashon ov, persons inkompettnt for their administrashon. 

The biografy ov tlu's reniarkabl man haz not been fuly riten. Jujd 
In its proper light hiz ner ninty yerz ov life iz a most wholsom stud\ 
in finanshal, politikal, and soshal ekonomiks. No beter exemplar 
than he kud be prezented for the stud\' ov the yuth ov ever\ lanil. 
Keen in obzervashon, thotful afid karful in jujment. striktlx one>t 
and onorabl in a! hiz deh'ngs (to meet the aproval ov thoz with horn 
he delt) ; methodik, konserxativ, klean, and temperat in al hiz habit>. 
hiz life shud be studid b\ e\er\u un az most worthv o\ komeiuiashon 
and imitashon. 

He waz a regular atendant ov the l*re>b\ terian Church. llu- 
church bilding ov this denominashon ner hiz sumer horn overK)kin;; 
the sea at Lawrence, l^ong Hand, New \'ork. waz nerly al paid ioi 
b\ him. He waz frank, and kompanvonabi. He iz rei^irted a/ 
saing: 

1 lia\'e al\>a>> riiclt- xnni (n aki ju>il\, and he pcrfrctlx liuiir^i m ai m^ 
(Iraliitgs with in\ fcllo\Miirii. I was talking lu a ili<iiiiiKui>hrti clrrg\ 

man this very rvcning, anii I >aid to him that it I could livr ihr la^t sixtN 
year<< of my litr i>vrr a^aiii. I would hardly vary it at all. I might changr 
a few little things, hut the great framewtirk would he the same. 1 haxe 
alwa\> tried to do my duty to m\ hrotlier-man and to the community in 
which 1 lived, and this will be a great comfort to me when I depart thi» life 
I have been guided In my tleavenly Father, and m\ own limited means cil 
resource. 

My aim in life ha> i>crii to uu my share in developing the material ir»c.vii.r- 
of the country. 1 have spent millions, tens of millions. aTid hundred- nt mil 
lions (Ui the railroad >\ stems of the I'nited State-. 

Russell Sage died 22 Ju!>. i«>i>0, and waz burid in ()akwtK)d Sem- 
etery. Troy, N. ^ . A granit and marbl mausoleum in styl ov liu- 
Greek Parthenon, to kost about $30,(XX>, will soon be bilt on the l.tt 
ov the last resting plas ov hiz bod\. 

ihe fakt <i\ Mr. Sage leving the distribushon ov hiz larj CJtat-- 
variusly estimated from $7S.cxx),cX)0.00 to $ i oo.ocxj.ooo.oo, ov moi — 
to hiz wido shows hiz unbounded konrtdens in the u izdom and abilitv 
ov hiz life's helpmate. She had been hiz most trusted advizer; and 
this akf waz the gratest kompliment he kud show to an> person. Mr-. 
Sage aksepted the task bravly. and began it with diskreshon and 
ability. She haz been thotful and s>stematik in every akt, -ven in 
her tretiiient ov rlie rhou/ands ov letrs risevd from al sorr< ov 





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AND THEIR ALLI.\NCt«» 187 

'»^ Mr/, aiid showint: the untavurabl, weak, dczinin^, and other undc 
..w>l ta/.r/. ov mankind. She haz from ncicsitv civn but litl pcr- 
>onal atcn!»hon to so much unwholiom detail. 

For many ycrr $hc ha/, been a praktik.il student in sosiolojv, and 
ha/ ritn valuabl artikU for the pr^ »^: sum ov the prakti'.aly 

de/irabl. and unde/irabl. ! v this iubjekt. Her gifts show a 

dr/iir to permanrntU benefit mankind rather than to kontribut to 
rhe «uport ov trmporar inent alone. The Akt ov Ink )rp<»ra- 

shi»n bv the I tc State ov New ^ork 12 March, 1907. 

ov her Sa^r I'uunil4:.t>n ,i;lt ov ten million dolar/, i/ expland b^ 
.1/ folox: 

lit objra tnprovemroi of Micial and lirinc ' 

I L« . ,.. , r^r-ttrll fidlf T i( Jt II til rillllMiiti 

and inviilui I lh« aid ■ <-•. aicrnci« and iiuinuiion* 

j!f CI I . r«r 1 

It w, ' '- 

I aii*r» ■ 

,o«v thr- jn b« f' or amelinraird. and to put 

in t>p<ration any aj 'r iTKan* lo thai rnd. 

ll will a' "> •>' 

I and • work, jutt •• 

fhc prr««ni (;encral KducaiMm Fund, rd lo prorooir higher education. 

i« JiilinK '^ 

NN llilr It. - ,. .,..1.1. ...- .....I,,..V' t.. .1.. ^vlil.;., 

t^i ir «<■. .;-r ^^ '■. If i« 

V other agr •e9ourcr%. It will be it* aim m take 

up ihr 'fid mof' >d to take them up «o t < 

.1 ...... I i ... i. ... . 

1-. - -: ■■■ ■ ' ■ . ■ ' 

having ihrtn maintain ihcm»rlve« unaided after once hring Marled. In other 
in»tance« it may Mart iiMvrfreni* with the evpeciaiion of carrying thetn on 
ii»elf. Incncnr on!> will be u«ed f- " " 

aimn i* to hr prrmanrnt and it« j - . 

in%r«tment« for •ocial heitermeni. which t r% produce income. 

I'he Foundation will he National io il« aoope and activitin. 

Ilie Trustrr. ov this Foundation, namd by Mr<. Sa^e to karx on 
thi5 grat work, ar Robert W . I)rK<'rr>r. Chairm.in. Cleveland P. 
I>>dKe. Daniel C. Oilman, John H. (ilenn. Mi* Helen M. (Jould. 
Mr<. William B. Rice, and Mis Ixtuise I - uiyler; al ov hom hav 
had wide experiens in tilanthropik work*. The menibrry. ov this 



1 88 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

iJonl, hiTc iiaiml. iiiMsted upon Mrs. Sajje also being a Truste, and 
aktin}^ Prezidcnt.* 

Personal), Mrs. Mar^^aret Olivia Slocuni Saj^e iz a litl abuv 
medium size, w ith plezinj^ adres — a lad\ ov the best skool, kurieus, 
konsiderat, self-posest; a jjjood konversashonalist, and taktful. She 
haz been a diskriminating reder ; is wel-informd regarding the jeneral 
kondishon ov atairs, and ov the tendensiz and needs ov the times. 
She iz bekoming in chois and expenditur for personal aparel, and alto- 
gether an admirabl woman. Her horn iz furnisht richly, and in 
good tast. 

Mrs. Sage haz been i'rezident ov The Kmma Willard Seminary 
Alumnae Asosiashon for many >erz; and she iz the cddest living 
graduat. The gift several yerz ago b\' her huzband ov ^i so.ckx) to. 
this Seminar)' for the bilding ov Sage Hall, waz by her rekwcst; and 
it waz givn in her onor. 

Mrs. Sage iz also wel-informd regarding, and komendably proud 
ov, her Amerikan ansestrv. She iz in the eighth jenerashon ov giKid 
Slocum lineaj. Her father and grandfather wer good legislators in 
the State ov New \ drk. Her mother's mother waz ov the Pierson 
famil\ i)\ Sag Harbor. N. ^ ., influenshal in founding the Publik 
Skool s\stem in .Amerika in 1787. Thru her grandmother Olivia'' 
Jocel\ii. w lu»/ portrait iz here shown, wife ov Hon. William Brown* 
Slocum anil from hom .Mrs. Sage waz namd. she trasez her lineaj as 
foloz: Olivia," dauter ov Stockbridge Joceljn and wife Olivia^ 

• The prinxipal crlier gifts by Mrs. Sage ar az foloz, in order ov amount 
insied ov ilate, vi/ ; 
riie Sage Foiindashon, for Improving So«hal and Living 

Koiuli>hon> $10,000,000 00 

Tlie Sage Mekaiiikal and Elektrikal Enjinering Skool, Rens- 
selaer Fol\iekiiik Institut, Troy, New York 1,000,00000 

Tlie Kmma Willard Seminary, Troy, New York, adishonal Jo 

former gifts 1 ixx),ooo 00 

The Internashonal Komitiz Bilding, ov The Yung Meii» 

Kristyan .Asosia-hon, New York 350.00000 

The Sailors' Home and Institut, New York 150,000 00 

Yung Mens' Kristvan -Asosiashon and Librarv, Fort Slocum, 

New York . . .' 

The Pierson Skool, Sag Harbor, New York 100,000 00 

Techerz Kolej, Syracuse I'niversity, Syracuse, New York . 100,000 00 

New York Sity Lots, to New York Iniversits 100,000 00 

To Mr. Sage's five long-time Employez . 

Beirut, Syria, Kolej. Protestant "5.000 00 

For The .-Xbrahani Lincoln Farm, first gift -5,000 00 

For restoring tlie governor's Room in the New York City Hall 
to its orijinal kondishon az shown by plans in poseshon ov 
the Historical Sosiety 25,000 00 



AND TMKIR ALLIANCES l8«y 

c>taiui>.i u.iutri mv David* son ov Jo«iah' mjh ov Alcvamlcr" son t»v 
Captain Mylw' Standish ov the Mayfhmer. Mrs. Sage and her 
brother Col. Jow-ph J. Slixrum, Family 448, wer amoni; the lirst 
rnemberz ov the New ^ ork S<isietv ov Mayflower Desendants; but 
;ie re/ind from this Society bekau<i the men persisted in snvikin^' 
.bako at tin- anual bankwet* in spile ov protests agenst it — this being 
.)ut wun ov the numerus and humiliating ilustr ish..ns uv tHp .?rpravit\ 
kaiisd by the slavery and vise ov tobako u/in^ 

.Mr». Sage, in her own mMMJ. legibl penmanship, ha« tavord the 
ter at diterent timr from iSi^ with reports ov data ov her relativs 
; .r thi* bo«jk: and by her in m rhr riter enjoyd a ple/ant kal in 

her New ^'ork horn in ftin< h.i7 no children. 

•J41.V CJ41) 

KBkN'fc/eR* >metrr Intrf^h v.- 

url.^ Giles,* Anthony.^) way. b<irn <» Jun< 11 H«>IIow. 

itc ov the pre/ent Skranf«»n Penns> Ivania. He marid the 

Mills, born 4 .l.-inii.i- 'I*ha setid on a farm near Skranton. 

rid ther died. irrn, pr rhap« not horn in the order pvn. 

;. 1 ■ • 

r. S.i 

it6i. in (a I. 93nd Pa. VnK (9(h I' le died 16 Max, 

it6a. at SpringtWId, 'I <- 

vi. P I'l-l ^- .111,1 ,, 

vii. S . B N I. 

•J4*J ( IX'l I 

Frwcks' Si.ocfM, the ner llfe-lonj; Kaptiv .imong North Ameri- 

kan savajez* waz ov kochI 1 blootl her lineaj in New Kngland 

being ax foioz, viz: Jonathan* Slocum and witr Ruth I ripp; Hon. 

[oseph^ and I*atience Carr; Giles* and Mary Paine; SamueP ; Giles- 

aul wife Joan; and Hon. .Anthony* Slocum, ho waz among the first 
purchasers in 1637 ov the tcritory sentering at Taunton. New 
Plymouth, r>ow Mas^.ichusetts, and later a I>ord Deputy Proprietor. 

re, at Albemarle, in the erly government ov Carolina. 

• \ 
the piihlika«hon« ov 1 hr 1 il >o»iriv ov ixtndon, and I he .N 

F ' ' V il A*<Mia«hnn. Masi. in.-i nf*r«arv k- "V > •i«, and «implit.k.. 

1 ' wi/f fnrmula»hon ov a fu fonctik ki 



IQO THE SI.OCUMS lU \miKIC\ 

Franses waz born March — , 177J. in Warwick Township. Kent 
Cxnjnt\ , Rhodf Island. In the yer 1774 lifr parents movd their 
family, then konsistin^i ov tour sons and thre dauters to the site i>\ 
the prezent Skranton. Lackawanna Count\ . Pennsylvania: and after 
two or thre >erz past ther tha movd down the valy and setld on the 
site ov the prezent Wilkes-Harre. Luzerne Count). I'he Revolu- 
shonary War wa/ rajin^, and the Ahorijinez had bin kept wel in 
hand b\ th«- British az allies for much sa\aj work ajjenst the Kolon 
ists. A fort waz hastily bilt by the setlerz ner Jonathan Sl(Kun) - 
hous; hens hiz famiU and the other familiz which sukseded. in ^jetinj: 
Ui the fort, wer savd from the horibl W\ominK Val>' Masaker that 
rajd arouiul them b> the savajez in the nit:ht «»v 4 July. 1778. Huf 
this kw iet Quaker famil\ did not long remain unvizited b\ the prow 1- 
in^savaj fo. On the 2nd day ov November, 1778, thre Ix-nni I^napr 
Al>oriiinez. usualy kald Delawars, stelthil) enierd the hous, when the 
father and older >on/ wer working in the field, kild Nathan Kintp»le\ 
ajd Hfteti yerz. ho had ther bin kindl\ shelterd. sezd litl Fran>es Slo- 
cum with Kin^sley's yun^er brother and a ne^ro jjirl, serxant to the 
famil\. and karid them kaptivs into the forest. This waz not the ful 
extent ov their bere\nient. The lOth ov the next month ( Desen>- 
ber) Jonathan Slmum. the tather. with Isaac Tripp, hiz father-in- 
law, atul William Slocum, hiz son. then nerl> seventen \erz old. 
while feedin^ their katl from a haystack in their medow within sight 
ov the Fort, wer shot at by savajez. Jonathan was kild instantlv : 
Isaac Iripp wa/ wunded. then sperd and tomahawkt ; lH)th wer 
skalpt. William waz w unded in heel, but eskapt further injury and 
kald help. 

()\ the kapti\>, Kiii^^lev >oon died; antl FranM-N >\<'^uiii irmanil 
lost to her relativs about fifty-nine verz. notwithstanding lonn-kon- 
tinud and ^^rat eforts by her relativs h«j persjinly traver>t the fore>t 
betwen the Susquehanna River and the (irat Lakes. inkludinL' parts 
ov Canada, in serch for her. 

Isaac Fripp. jr.. kozn ov Franses Slocum. waz also karid into kap- 
ti\it\ by the Aborijinez soon after the W\<»minp Mxsaker. vvheri 
about eijzhten ver/ ov aj. He met hiz kozn at Nia^rira and pland 
eskape with her from their kaptors. Tha wer di>koverd. separated 
and he did not se her a;zen. 

A Report ov Kurnels Frcil 1- isher anil John Harper ov Johnst<»wn. 



AND Tllkm ALUANCKS l^l 

\' V.ifc. ufi'irt u.iir .i\ March i. 1 780. kontan* nams o% |.i.x..iiti/ 
*■ Huokam chiM ; Kinir»Irv child. N«iv. 2. 1 775." 1 he 
4>clini; 'H<i«»kam' liaz bin thut by sun> rctlcr* t<i nif-nn ^Nl.ntni^: hut 
if the last dale appli/. it i» criicr than hrr kaptu; 

**«>on after the klo/ ov thr Krvnliishunar\ War. Kran>«' brorhrr/ 

and William \i/itcd N i. taking with them a herd 

' konM'al their ubjekt. uel knoin^ that, if their real bi/Jirs bekani 
nown. fthe wud be kept out ov t it Hut tha kiid not tsain any 

ilorma.«h(in r< ^ her.* 

In the siimer «• k\*e»t ov the Uniteil 

rnmeni. t \ I" !' 

\;;uiL«. I'a. ) for tret\. t> 

' ' ' 1; larnj. M 

>l to thi« trr' 

.un-l nil wun shr kn.^ - • h>*t I 

kiirnel Thoina* I' I March n». I7«)i. by (ien- 

r.il Hrnf\ Ku<.\ srlr. A ti the interest ov pe* 

le several Ah \ :» near l^ke I ; 

nd the M tiw \l.n.!n«- . and the M ..m 

Ki%-rn ov the Ohm Rn \ever. only to 

le Seneka tribe in ue*trrn Nr In liir Jurnai <iv hiz m.r' 

•»*. e\p' • nji entri/ on th»» 



March 3> Dined att'i 



line 1 

. fr,..i- 



H- lhe< kail 

• A tr / ' I t%fm 

f» O^r *^ 'ir way had 

hard rn 



igr or racks to ir, ai a 

.••jirr. and in — The I 

few, and thr ' I to r 



192 THE SLOCUMS OF AMIiRICA 

[Seneka Chefs] settlement on the headwaters of the Allegheny to the redeeming 
of his sister from an unpleasing captivity of twelve years to which end he 
begged our immediate interposition. 



April 22d, 1791. . paid Indian Peter for services from Ncwiown 

Point to O'Beels town 22s. 6d ; to mess expense from the i6th to tlie 23d in- 
ckiding horse feed £6 18s. 3d; to cash paid Francis Slocum a white prisoner 
7s. 6d ; do a white prisoner at Cattaraugus iis. 3d; she informs me that she is 
a sister to Henry Kepple in Market Street [Filadelfia] born in CJermany: her 
husband a lieutenant CJroves of the Royal Americans was killed at \'cnango 
in the year 1761 ; had been a prisoner ever since, but too old and enfeebled to 
leave them; she informed me that she was truly poor; which I had apparent 
reason to believe and I mean to inform her friends of the same which is the 
cause of my making this minute as knowing her brother was under wealthy 
circumstances. . . . ■ — Ptnnsyliuniu !>lir, .,l;onJ Srrit, vol iv. 

PP- 555, 560. 

Kol. Proctor had at this date f\ idcMitl) forjiotn the iiuportunitl/- uv 
Fransi's Sh)cum's brother ov thrc weeks befor. This appeal tor 
imin\ was not from Franses personaiw but wax made b\ the Abo- 
rijiiie/ who saw t ever\ oportuiiit\ to bej^. The debast kondishon 
ov the Alx)riiine/,. and their tetulensiz from \']<)\ to (ieneral 
Wayne's expedishon at;enst them in 1794, 1/ portrayd in the His- 
tory or 'Jilt Maiiiiu Rivtf Basin by Charles K. Slocum. 

in tile \ear \']^)\. a brotlier o\ Franses atended a jiatherint; ov 
Abt)riiinez at livift'alo in kontiniid serch f(»r her but without 
sukses. In 1797 four brothers started fr(»m Wsomint: with another 
herd ov katl and a stok ov drygoods for a tour amon^ the Abo- 
rijine/. riieir rout wa/ thru the rejons ov the Six Nashons ov Iro- 
quois in sentral and western New '^'ork. krosinj; the Niagara River 
at Queenstown : selin^ their lirygoods jeneraly to the Aborijine/, 
and drivinji their katl thru Canada to Detroit, the hedkwarters ov 
the 'western' Aborijinez. Alon^ this jurny a reward ov thre 
hundred dolars waz oferd for the delivery ov Franses to them on 
the jurney or at Detroit. But a^en without sukses. Five hundred 
dolars reward for her rekovery had been ofered befor. 

A woman ho had bin liberateil from kapti\ it\ . herinj: of the 
eforts made by the Slocums to rekover the lost member ov their 
family, and hopinjj that she mi^ht be rekofrnizil as the lost wun, 
kame to Mrs. Slocum and told her that she waz takn prizoncr 
somwher by the Susquehanna when a child, and she waz anxius to 
find her kinsfolk. She did not no the names ov her parents, or 



AND THFIR ALLIANCES I93 

her i)\\n (.hiltlluMul nam. .\lr>. Slocum saw at wiins that she waz 
not her Kransrs, but bade her welkom. 'Sta with me' she set! 'a/, 
huijj az the ple/e/ ; perhaps som wun els ma> extend the like kind- 
t\n to my der Fran!»rs.' She remand a tu months, then left, and waz 
n<»t seen a^cn by the membcrz ov this family. 

When it hekame nown thru the East that the .Methodist .Mishon 
amuni: the \V>^ndot Ab<jrijinez at I pper Sandusk\. Ohio, had 
konverted Chiefs Between-the-IvOjr> and .Mo-no-ku. and that the 
former had a white woman wife, Joseph Sl<K"um and hiz nefu vizited 
them in I Sift and found that this woman waz nut hiz sister az had 
bin reported. Thus another dubl depreshon to their h(»i>es waz 
rxperienst — from the disapointment. and from the fate^ atendin^: 
(he lonn jurny. 

Franses SIfK'uni "•-.if ii--; .ii>i«...»< i.i .■» iier brothers until the 
autum ov 18^7. Then she waz found at her late huzband's horn. 
Chief Uef .Man's \ilaj. hedkwarterz ov the remnant ov the Miami 
Aborijinez, about nine miles southest ov Peru. Indiana, (ieor^e \V. 
Ewinjj a prominent lisenst trader with the Aborijinez, and poses- 
inj; mor than ordinary obscrvashon and intelijens, waz the only 
white man to diszern her high karakter and make praktikal efort to 
extend hiz surmizez beyond her -environment for the informashon ov 
her relativs; and al without pekuniary reward. While tradint: in 
her vilaj he waz atrakted by her apperans and. havinji red much 
ab«iut kaptivs among the Aborijinez. he won her kunfidens, and waz 
korekt in rounding; out her story with hi/, surmizez. ImediatU 
upon hiz return hom from the Aborijine Re/ervashon. he adrest the 
foKiinn letr to the Pt»stmaster at Lank.ister. Pennsylvania, viz: 

I>i>r, \\»po»T, Inoiws, Jan.. 20, 1835. 

Dr XR Mk In (he hope that ikomc gcxxl may rr»uh from it, I have taken 
rhi« mean* of givion to your fellow citizen* — %ay the tieMrendani* of the early 
>rttler» of the Susquehanna — (he following information; and if there be any 
now living \vho»e name i« Slocum. to thrm I hope the following may be com- 
municaieii through the public print* of your place: 

There i» now living near thi» place an aged white woman who 3 few Ja\« 
ago told me while I lodged in (he camp one nigh(, that !ihe wa* taken away 
from her father'* hou»e on or near the Su*quehanna River when »hc wa« very 
voung — «3v from hvc to eight year* old. a* *he think* — by the Pelaware 
Indian* who were then h»»*tilc towar«l the while*. She »a\» her father\ name 
Nva* Slocum; (hat he wa* a Quaker* rather «mall in *(ature and wore a large 

• Ntember/ ov The So*iefy ov Frend* 'in *corn called Quaker*' did not \ir 
the term Quaker' for their de/igna»hon; and thi* term wa/ *urmi7d by Mr. 



1«J4 THE SLOCUMS OF AMhRlCA 

biimmed hat; was of sandy hair and light complexion and much freckled; 
that he lived about half a mile from a town where there was a fort; that they 
lived in a wootlen house of two stories hight, and had a spring near the liouse. 
She says three Delawares [Aborigines] came to the house in the day time 
when all were absent but herself, and perhaps two other children; her father 
and brothers were absent working in the field. The Indians carried her off 
and she was adopted into a family of Delawares who raised her and treated 
her as their own child. They died about forty years ago, somewhere in Ohio. 
She was then married to a .Miami by whom she had four cliildren; two of 
them are now living — they arc both daughters — and she lives with them. Her 
husband is dead ; she is old and feeble, and thinks she will not live long. 

These considerations induced her to give the present history of herself, whicli 
she would never do before, fearing that her kindred would cotne and force 
her away. She has lived lung and ha|>p> as an Indian and, but for her color, 
would not be suspected of being anything else than such. She is very respec- 
table, and wealthy, sober and honest. Her name is without reproach. She 
says her father had a large family, say eight children in all, six older than 
herself, one \ounger, as well as slie can recollect; and she doubts not there 
are yet living many of their descendants, but seems to think that all her 
brothers and sisters must be dead, as she is very old herself, not far from the 
age of eighty [lier true age was then less than sixty-two vears]. Sl)c. thinks 
she was taken prisoner before the two last wars, which must mean tlie Revo- 
lutionary War, as Wayne's war [1794] and the late war [\N'ar of 1812-14] 
have been since that one. She has entirely lost her motlier tongue and speaks 
only in Indian, which I also understand and she gave me a full histoid' of 
herself. 

Her own Christian name she has forgotten but sa>s her father's name was 
Slocum* and he was a Quaker. She also recolects that it was upon the Sus- 
(|uehaima River that they lived, but don't recolect the name of the town near 
which tiiey lived. I have thought that from this letter you might cause some- 
thing to be inserted in the newspapers of your country that might possiblx catch 
the eye of some of the descendants of the Slocum family who have knowledge 

Ewing from the 'large brimmed hat' tiie Kaptiv asented to in anser to hi/ 
kweschon. Ther ar a number ov other klever surmi/es in this very interesting 
letr. 

•This statment agen sugjests that .\Ir. Ewing had red sum ov the nuzpapr 
reports ov this woman, and that the name Slocum lingerd in hi/ memory from 
thiz sors. Member/ ov Ihe Sosiet\ ov Frends uzd the surman onl\ when 
nesesarv. Jeneraiy the glvn nam waz the only wun uzd. At her father's 
hom tiiis cliild very seldom herd the name SKxum, but her givn nam Franses 
sounded in her erz many timz each da> ; and she had forgotn the name Franses. 
Agen, komunikashoii betwen the Aborijine/ themselves, az bet wen tliem and 
others waz iarjiy dependant upon jesturz. In fakt fu, if any, ov them kud 
detinit!y understand each other in the dark beyond kals ov salutashon, alarm, 
and posibiy a fu other kode expreshonz; and miskomprehensiions wer very 
komon with the jesturz by firelight and even by da. This indefinitnes ov 
speecli and understanding waz multiplied, and iTiagnihed, when the stranj and 
inkwisitiv white man brot konfuzhun or fateg. Kweschons wer noded asent 
to when not understood ; and silens waz taken for asent bv the kweschoner. 



AM) TMUR ALLIANCES 195 

of a K*'' tt'^HiK brrii carried uti by ihc liidiani *omr *rvrnty yrar« a^ti. This 
(hey initcht know frum iatnil\ tradition. If mj, and thry will come hrrr, I will 
carry thrrii where ihry inav tec the ohjrct of m\ letter alive and happy, 
thuuKh old and far advanced in life 

I can form no idea whereabout upon the Sutquehanna River this family 
could have lived at that early peritnl, namel>, about the time of the Revolu- 
(ionar\ War, but perhap* you can a*cenaiii more al>out it. If m, I hope you 
will interest yourself and, if possible, let her brothers and sisters if any be 
alive — if not their childreit — know where they may once more see a relative 
whose fate ha« been wrapped in for *eveiitv \ear** and f«»r whom her 

l>ereaved and afflicted parent* d".. ... >hed many a hitter tear. They have 
lont; since found their Kraves, ihoui{h their lost child they never found. I have 
been much affected with the disclosure, and hope the survivinK friends may 
obtain, through your . •«, the information I desire for them. If I can be 

of any service to them, - i-' command me. In the meantime I hope you 

will excuse me for the t I ha\e taken with \nu. a total *irai)k:rr. and 

believe me to be, tir, with much respect, 

Vour obedient servant, 

CJrn W I \MN(, 

1 his Icirr wm adrcst to The Postnix-itcr. I^ncastrr. I*.t. 'ITiat 
po«tofi» waz then in charj ov Mr*. Mar)' DiclcMm, who alvj <»\vn(l 
the nti/.paprr The iMncatter Intelligtncrr. The letter \\a/ thrown 
aside, hekame kovertl an«l ther reniand with other paper/ until 
the late John \V. Forney hekame editor ov the Inlrlligrnrrr. In 
klerin^ awa the old paper/, ov the ofis this leter kanie to hi/ notis 
in March. 1X^7. It wa/ then printed in hi/, nii/paper, and fortu- 
natly in an extra larj ishu kontanin^ teinperans artikU partiku- 
larly t<»r klerjvnien. An Kpiskopal klerjvman. Re\. Samuel 
Mowman. ho had livd in Wilkes- Barre when >unj;, an«l had herd 
the stor>- ov the ahdukshon ov Kranses from her reiatiN-s, resevd' 
a kopy ov this nii/paper and, after reding Mr. Kwinji's leter, sent 
the paper direktiy to the kaptiv's brother, Juj Joseph' Slocum. This 
brother red the leter with grat joy; but he had Rrown methodiki with 
aj and past experiens. He red and rered the date, then xskt hiz 
yuncer son to rite a leter for further informashon, viz: 

Wii KE»-B.\RRe, Pa.. Aug., 8. 1837. 
Geo. \V. KwiNC, Esq. 

Dr \« Sia : .At the suggestion of my father and other relatives. I have taken 
the liberty to write to you, although an entire stranger. 

NVe have received, but a few days since, a letter written by you to a gentle- 

• Mr. Ewing evidently did not think ov geting the number ov yen by sub- 
irakting even the eriiest yer ov the Revolushonary War from the yer in which 
he wa/ riling this letr. 



196 THE 5LOCUMS OF AMERICA 

man in Lancaster, of this State, upon a subject of deep and intense interest to 
our family. How the matter should have lain so long wrapped in obscurity 
we cannot conceive. An aunt of mine — sister of my father — was taken awa\ 
when five years old b\ the Indians, and since then we have only had vague 
and indistinct rumors upon the subject. Your letter we deem to have entirely 
revealed the whole matter, and set everything at rest. The description is so 
perfect, and the incidents (with the exception of her age) so correct, that we 
feel confident. 

Steps will be taken immediately to investigate the matter, and we will en- 
deavor to do all in our power to restore a lost relative who has been sixt> 
years in Indian bondage. 

Your friend and obedient servant, 

JON.[.\TH.\s] J. S1.0CLM. 

Li'tcr in aiisiT to tht- abuv \\ az rt-st*\il in jroitd time, for the stai 
koches anil ix)or roads ov the time, viz : 

LoG.wspoRr, Kd.. Aug., 26, 1837. 
J()\. J. Si.ociM, Ksij., U'ilkes-Barre, Pa. 

Dkar Sir: 1 lia\p tiie pleasure of acknowledging the receipt of your letter 
of tlie 8tl) insiaiK, and in answer can add that the fetnale I spoke i»i in 
Januarv, 1835, is still alive; nor can I for a moment doubt but that she is the 
identical relative that has been so long lost to your fatiiily. 

I feel mucii gratified to think that 1 have been thus instrumental in disclos- 
ing to \ourself and friends such facts in relation to her as will enable >(>u to 
visit her and satisfy yourselves more fully. She recovered from the temporary 
illness by which she was afflicted about the time 1 -pent the night with her in 
Januars, 1835, anil which was, no doubt, the cau"«e that induceil lier to speak 
so freely of her early captivity. 

Althougli she is now by long habit an Indian and her manner and customs 
precisely theirs, yet she will dt>ubtless be happy to see any of you, and I myself 
will take great pleasure in accompanying you to the house. Should you come 
out for that purpose, I advise you to repair directly to this place; and should 
it so happen that I should be absent at the time, you will find others who can 
take you to her. Bring with you this letter; show it to James T. Miller of 
Peru, Indiana, a small town not far from this place. He knows her well. He 
is a young man whom we have raised. He speaks the .Miami tongue and will 
accompany you if I should not be at home. Inquire for the old white woman, 
mother-in-law to Brouillette, living on the Mississinewa River, about ten 
miles above its mouth. There you Ziill find the long lost sister of your father 
and, as I before stated, you will not have to blush on her account. She is 
highly respectable, and her name as an Indian is without reproach. Her 
daughter, too, and her son-in-law Brouillette who is also a half-blood being 
part French, are both very respectable and interesting people — none in the 
Nation are more so. As Indians, they live well, and will be pleased to see 
you. Should you visit here this fall, I may be absent, as I purpose starting 
for New York in a few davs and shall not l>e back till some time in October. 



AND THtIR ALLIANCfcS 197 

But this iirrii not stop >ou: for, allhouKli I should be ){niii(icJ to sec you, yet 
it will be turticieru to learn that 1 have furthered your wishes in this truly 
interesting matter. 

The very kind manner in which you have been pleased to speak o< me shall 
be tully appreciated. 

There are perhaps M>en who could have heard her story unmoved; but for 
me. I could not; and when I reflected that there was, perhaps, still lingering 
. thit tide of the K^'ve some brother or sister of that ill-fated woman, to 
xvhom such information would be deeply interesting, I resolved on the course 
which I adopted, and entertained the fond hope that my letter, if ever it should 
go before the public, would attract the attention of M)me one interested. In 
this it seems at last, I have not tfeen disappointed, although I have long since 
luppoaed it had failed to effect the object for which I wroie it. Like you, I 
regret that it should have been delayed so long, nor can 1 conceive how any- 
one should neglect to publish such a letter. 

At to the age of thi» female. I think »he herscit n rm^takm. and that she 
IS not so old as she imagines herself to be. Indeed, I entertain no doubt but 
that she i* the same (»erv)n thai \our familv have mourned after for more 
than half a century past. 

Vour obedient humble servant. 

(Jeo. \V. Kvmsc. 

Mmntliiic the tiilin^s hati bin konuuumkatcd trdiii \Villcr>-Barrc 
to the other relativs. and preparashons niatle for the long jurny 
thru the \\ iUlernrs to konfirm, if p<»sibl, the truthtuhies (»v the 
report. The older survivinn bmther. Major I>aav SKicum then 
living ner the prezent HellcMje, Ohio, wa/ askt to meet at Peru, 
Indiana, at a sprsified time, the brother Joseph, with the sister 
Mrs. Mary Towne living ner Chilh'cothe, Ohio, hom Joseph wud 
take into hi/, karij on hi/, wa. 

The plan/ wer evekuted. iNaac arrivd first and, with James T. 
Miller az interpreter he vi/ited the Mi.imi Re/ervashon wher he 
uaz met with much koolnes; but he bekanH* k<»nvinst that his sister 
Kranses, the objekt ov the long serch. wa/. found. The other brother 
and sister did not arrive for several da/ ; and tha wer much fateml 
with the long, rut and tejus jurny — Mr<i. Towne beinc nh>nit 
sixty-nine yerz ov aj, over four yerz older than Kranses. I shal 
no her if she iz my sister' sed Mrs. Towne, 'she having hist the nail 
ov her left fore finger — you. brother Isaac, remember how you 
pounded it <»ff in the blaksmith shop about a yer before we lost her?' 
I do wrl remember it' he replied. The bn»thrrz with interpreter, 
MM)n started on horsbak tor the vilaj ov the kaptiv and. a/ «;onn az 



198 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

konvenient after their return Joseph rote ov their experienscz to 
hiz son-in-law William S. Ross at Wilkes-Barre, az foioz:* 

PetU, Ininaka. Srpiriobrr 14, il]7. 
Dear Sir: 

I embrace this the fir»t opportunit), »iijce iii> urijumr iM.m huroe, to give 
you a drtaileiJ accuuiii of my juuriiry m* far a» 1 lia\r t;utkr, aiiil &uch inci- 
dents concerning the 'object of my vitii' it may prove iniereMiiiK lu you. In 
conjunction with a kikier of mine, who retidet in the \Ve«t, and H. 1>., we left 
Ohio, taking an untrodden and unfrequented road throu^^h a deiike ^ ' ' r»». 
On the third atiernoun, luwardt »un»ei, we packed an Indian ei.i — , ...cut, 
where we were told the 'white woman' lived; not having an interpreter, and 
fearing wr would be unable to make uur«elve» »uthcicntly known, we preMcd 
on toward* Peru, a kinalt, Aourikhing town on the \\'aba»h. We found here 
a large river, sweeping along itt gentle cuurte througti verdant and newl> 
cultivated nieatluw», until ii> Mater* mingle with the haiher uf NNaier*. the 
Mis»i»»ippi. The country wa» rich in toil, redundant in the material* of 
nature, and wild flower* tcaitered around on every hill in plrnciful maMe», 
not yet dnxiping b> the autumnal fro*t». 

I found ni\ brother at Peru, awaiting with antieiy our arrival, he had 
come on a <>hori time previou* and paid hi» vi»it to hi* tister ; had recognited 
her, and ha^ l>een etceedingly lulicilou* to »ee u*. A* *uon a* we could ar- 
range our matters, procure an interpreter, we »ianed for the Indian etK-amp- 
ment. On our way we tarried a few moment* with an Indian chief, and found 
him ((iiite friendiv, but broken and de*iro\ed b> a habit unkti«\«n to the 
Indian when the white man had no communication with him — drunkenne«* 

Pa>!>ing b\ a number of Indian ««ttlrtneniv duning the bank* of the Wabath 
with their low, dingy wigwam*, we came t<> thr ' ' >ii where m> *ikiet 

live>. We tied our horkc* to the tree*, and iminr — ;-.. , . *erded to her trpa- 
rate wigwam; and a »cene occurred of »uch eiciliiig nature thai I found il 
impossible to restrain the outbur»iing of my feeling*. 1 recognised her at oiy 
sister and received her children a* my niece*. One of them ha* brown hair 
of fine texture: upon distributitig \our present*, *he »eemed plea*ed and 
greeted me with itu°rea>ed jo> . Phe mark* by which I »upjH»»ed I would be 
able to recognise her were particular!) evident: her bruited hnger wa» 
strongly corroborative evidence and there remained no duubt in m> mind of 
the exact ideiitiiv. After sojourning a »hon lime with them, and »eeing all 
that could be seen, \\e returned, accompanied b> the entire famiK »" Pmi 
and there ensued another scene that baffles description. 

My sister, Mrs. Mar> Towne, did not go with u*, but had remained in the 
village, being old and enfeebled by the long course of year* which had glided 
over her head. We were all together in a separate room. Two sister* and 
two brothers, but just dawning on one who had lived a life of a nomad of 
the forest, and whom it was supposed had long siiKe been buried (a green 

• By permishon from the book. Franc f$ Slorum The l.Btt Siitrr of ffyomiHg. 
Comfiiled tinJ U'rilUtt hy lirr ilranJni<if Martha Hrnnrtt I'hrlf't for hrr 
Children and Grandthildrrn, paj 66. Copyright 1906. 



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■Mvnd ercctad over hrr honrt) but imm •uddrnK rr«iorrd to lifr. mutriiaird 
M il vitrt, tad ihr fttM knowlrdgr ol b«r raodiiiao opminie lo hrr % irw . ihr 
apprvciaiwn. ibr irndrr rcrollrction of lormrr «rar« but above all. ihr Mronic 
im ot naturr aiul ih« ihousht o( »iii^ >rar» bondaicr — brr very evcmful life — 
the %mA tale of 4i»d bn '. ' '.- »»< the Itulian •* 'i all •crm 

ru*hin( thf ■ . ...» ' '' ' .. .. ...tat ibc «<ra4i\. • _ .. :. »» ol fr*l- 

int bui II - Wc »' 't ■•>*1 '^ •***' ii»o»ninj ibo fciufiird 

lo tbcir villacr 

On SufMlay ihr two tlaushirM camr liown but wrrr itoi at rb brine 

a day of which they wrrc utterly iKnurant. and ratnr<|umtlir ibry pay but 
tittle atieniioti lo it* •> '' 

('a|>i- Hruuillrtir an i r*f><«taMr mrfuber oi the Miami 

tribe III! fraturr* are Mr >rmr% an escrlleiM 

rttrrK^r He it quilt rirh ainl draw« alwul him the imponaoce of wraith 

I Mate > • •■ arr »,•' ng 

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;■> «cr at U' r wa« 

taken but tucii are b*ff nanncix her babfi* aitd cuataoM, that I fear rrerk- 
ibins will . . ,,l ^f 

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We arrived here on ibr iiat - like lotea ia mrm ai»d 1^ 

%ituated on the iwcih ' ibr \\ •>>•»(< \<rm the mouth ol the 

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i.t • dbi- 

lantft. Wr fauitd l»a. He had vitited 

thr woman in the Rewrre. n>' in thr leftrr of Mr. Ewiai, aitd i« per* 

fn ' »>*<r« iakrn rj r oni da\ we 

of 
Kmiurkv, ai»d another genileman (jamr* H Fulwilrrl Fording ibr WabaUi 
ai iht* placr wr paoaed up the river Id thr ' and m ahour fir^ 

■ rn- 

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atbrr« wrre at teni* . e they were jc- m, 

iheir ponir« %tanding %addlrd nrar ibr irnt«. W hriirrer they havr anv wor1( 
to do at rvrn «n vbort a dt«ianrr ' ' cook aitd 

V\ ' ■ teat of « 

Miami«. r ^ of five or aia iwo-«<ory bou«r* within an nf 



20a THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

perhaps half an acre which we entered through a gate wide enough for a 
carriage to pass. Upon entering the house we were all introduced to the 
Chief by Mr. Miller who told him our business in the nation. He received 
us very courteously atid proffered us all the assistance in his power. He is 
probably over fifty years of age, of portly and majestic appearance, being 
more than six feet high, well proportioned and weighing about 320 pounds. 
He was dressed in leggins and a blue calico shirt that came down to the 
knee, profusely ornamented with ruffles of the same, his hair nearly half gray 
and tied in a queue hanging elegantly down iiis back. After taking leave of 
the Chief, we proceeded to Deaf .Man's N'illage, the residence of the captive 
woman, a distance of about four miles further up the Mississinewa, where the 
natives were employed in the same way as before described. At one of tliese 
fields we found the husband of the youngest daughter of the captive woman. 
He mounted his pony and went with us to the village where %ve were intro- 
duced to the captive, her two daughters, and Captain Brouillette, the hukband 
of the elder. The girls are aged thirty-three and twenty-three. The younger 
has three small children, but not by this husband. VUe elder had two, but 
both are dead. Capt. Brouillette is a half-breed Indian, of elegant appear- 
ance, very straight and slim, and about six feet high. I'ncle Joseph at once 
recognized his sister, and after conversing with them some time in the course 
of whicli we endeavored by all means in our power to gain their confidence, 
it was proposed to them to accompany us upon our return to Peru. .Mr. .Miller 
had to give the old lady very strong assurances that we had no intention to 
take her away contrary to her inclination, before she would go; and at length 
she consented, and accompanied by her two daughters and their husbands, she 
returned with us to the town where they joined us at the supper table and 
appeared to be perfectl\ at ease. They had now l»ecome satisfied that 
we were their relatives, and their confidence was so much strengthened 
that she felt justified in proffering us their friendship. This was done by one 
of them placing on the stand s<iinething wrapped in a white cloth, after which 
they spoke with the interpreter in a sulemn manner, when he rt>se and said 
that they were our friends, and by way of acknowledging themselves as such 
they presented u> with a piece of fresh venison which they wished us to 
receive as a token of friendship. We then rose and thanled them and received 
the token, Mrs. Towne taking up the ham of venison and removing the cloth, 
which made them satisfied. The next morning they all came to breakfast 
with us, and the captive gave us, in the course of the day, all the history of 
her life that she could recollect. Mr. Miller, to whom we are greatly in- 
debted, and Mr. Hunt, acted as interpreters. I wrote down the narration in 
the words of the interpreter. There are not many striking incidents in her 
life, but she and her family in their native costume, their extreme simplicity 
of manner, the natural modesty and solemnity of their deportment, formed 
the most interesting group I ever beheld. They are decidedly the most respec- 
table family in the [Miami] nation, and the> are also very wealthv, having 
upward of a hundred horses and many cattle and hogs. Capt. Brouillette is 
the only Indian who cultivates corn with the plow. He has a yoke of oxen, 
and wagon, and frequently takes beef and other articles to market. 



\M> I II I.IK Al.Ll \NV.tS» 20I 

Mr. Miller, wliu ha* often p««»ed ihr niKhl with ihrm, %»\* iliry livr well. 
1 Uty drns quite richly, and the old lidy told mc the had alway* had plenty* 
and lived happily with the Indian*. Her hu«band and two of hi* children 
v^ere buried where *he ih»w live*, and »he never can think of leaving her 
present alxMle. I cannut help thinking »he i* right, for the family appear* to 
be one of the mo*t happy 1 ever taw. 'I^e two daughters have returned to 

r u* teveral time*. I'hey are Mnvible and wi»h to be very wciable, but labor 
under a great dithculty in not ' ' K'e. The older one 

presented I»aac Slocum with a j'j .. :e. a» he i« t«» lea\e 

»oon. The conhderKe they repaid in u« wero> lo be complete and the more 
I tee of the«e children of the wilderness the ntore I re«pect their character. 
They have a natural politenr»« and K'nwI feeling that cannot l»e • - I in 

the mo*t p"' -'■- ' ■ •• '-- ' •■■• ihi* i* imt »hown until they have e\ei> ;..;cnce 

in thow .1 •- that, in the prr»et»ce of (trangerv they are timor- 

ou« and dittani. lliey have ju** taken leave of ut for home; it U four o'clock 
I* M., but they never hurry them«elve*. rhe\ frequently ride home, nine 

mile*. mo*t of the wa» through ■' - • ' - •' ' • "C /'«•/ a* they 

Moiil.l ill the i\a\ time 

Franv^' bnithrr Jt**rph. «?rh hi/ Ha»itcr> Haitna and Harriet, 
vizitrd hrr in Srptcmbr: /. from the diarir. kept by 

rficr nrsr/ that inan\ <iv the womanly frturz ov the Kaptiv** rx- 
periense/, and kondi^luim, hav bin pre»er>d. Soon after her kaptur 
she \\a/ .itiopted with nanie We- let awash by .i Delaware chief, 
kald Tuck Hon, and hir \\ ite, to take the plat ov cheir dauter ho 
had then revntly died. Hia jeneraly treted her wel 

'llii* wa/ during the KevitUishonarx War when the Hriloh u/,d 
even* etort to gather the savajez into marauding parti/. «ir to their 
arm!/ agerwt the Amerikans. 'I"hi4 Kaptiv wa/ taken t«i Niagara, 
then t«t Detroit and bak to Niatnira for perhapn a year; then auen 
to Detroit the principal western po*t ov tin* British, arotind whiih 
rha atrakted al the savaje/ posibi, with their wimen aiul children. 
Here uer organized antl ekwipt many aavaj mauraiiding parti/, not 
only agenst the Amerikan sctlmentis in Ohio. Kentucky, and western 
X'iriiinia. but a^enst every Amerikan frontier, and even into estern 
IVnnsylvani.i — many ov tho/ pre/ent at the Wyoming Masaker wer 
rkwipt at this plas. Durinc the sumer/ the ajd, the wimen an<l 
hihlren. moved alonjj the water, prin^ipaly ov western I^ke Krie 
.md the Maume River; living on wild fruts. fish antl other game. 
For several yer/ after the kloz ov the Revolushonary War, the time 
ov the wariors wa/ givn mor to hunting and traping ov peltri/; and 
the atenshon ov the w imrn wa/ givn mor to the kultivashon c»v 



202 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

maz (korn) and a tu vejetabls, al (jv them vet under the jeneral 
supervizhon ov the BritiNh, ho kontinud to hold Detroit in violashon 
ov the Tret\ ov Ghent. 

The savaje/., however, kud not lonj; remain in ku iet lite after 
the kloz ov the Revolushonars War. 'Hie hlud ov marauding and 
waring ansestor/ for unnumberd ienera>hons korst warm in their 
vans, laterly having been, for several jenerashons liabitiial> evsited b> 
the Frenchmen's brandy and hiter, by the British rum. Maraudings 
on pioner Amerikan sethiients agen inkrest to such degre that, the 
eforts for trety failing, stjjjer/. wer sent agenst them. With aid ov 
the British, under ho/ kontrol tha k<intinud. iha deleted two Ameri- 
kan Armiz (ov (jeneral> Hamar and St. Clair) and wer exultant 
in preparashons to dri\ al Amrrikans bak est ov the Alegeny Moun- 
tans, or exterminat them. It wa/. then that (jeneral Anthony 
Wa\ne marcht thru the fore>t. bilt Ft»rt Defians by the river/ 
-Maume and Anglai/, and >wept down the Maume like^a 'whirl- 
w intl' to their kru>hing defeat at Kallm Timber 20 August, 17y4. 
;iiul to riu- dr>trukshon (»v their krops. Late the same >er he bilt 
Fort \\';i\m- at Kekionga the hed ov the .Maume. During al thcz 
yerz ov turmoil and bludshed Franses SltK'um, the Kapti\. ranjd 
bet wen Detroit and the hed ov the Maumee River at Kekionga. iHiw 
Furr Wavne. first with the main band ov Delaware Aborijinrz, and 
later with the .Miamis into which tribe she waz ad<»pted. 

She waz marid to a Delaware * ho sotjn therafter forsook her 
or w a/ kild. She. with man\ Delawars, w a/ much in xsosiashon 
With the Miamis along the Maume River: and she marid sekond, a 
Miami Chief. She-p«>-kon-ah by name. In later \erz he bekame kwit 
def. After this marij her nam waz chanjd to the Miami. Ma-kon- 
a-quah. Kekionga (which nam waz chanid to Fort \Va\ne in 
November. 1704) at the hed ov the Maume Rivrr w.i/ their Vir.l- 
kwarterz for man> >erz in w interz, partikularK 



• The !)am«r ov this Hrlawarc Aborijinr ttrLamr nown to her white relative 
after her diskoverx az 'Little Turtle,' which wi/ pruliably a konfuzhun with 
tlie great Miami chief ov this name, thru ii)ahilit> o\ each to lulv uiider»taii<i 
the other. She waz in t'tiief Little Lurtle's Trihe. The Lenne Lenape* (or 
Delawars, so kalii from tlie Delaware River along which tha formerly roamd ; 
the name coming first from lord de la Warrt wer a strong tribe until humil- 
iated by the Six Nashons in the i8th Sentur>. In 1 wer iiofe ov their 
desendanis living near tl\e C"heroliee> in the State o\ ■ •- 'ina. Their 'hered- 
itary chief ov primojeniture entail, atH>ut the last remnant ov British influen%, 
in i<)o6 wa/ Richarti C. .Adams, ho po>seM litl, if an\, ^ignifikans to them 



.WU mtlR \LLI.\NLfcS 203 

Long beiuT thr Jrklara>hun o\ the War uv 181 i. the Aborijine 
warior/ wcr krpt armd and rkwipt by the British and, thru their 
ally Tckumsrh, tha wrr insitrd and trand ior that war. About the 
time ov their untukirtful jej ov ForL Wayne in i8l2, the wimen and 
children wer ior a lime at Br»mn»tuwn. Michigan; then alonjj the 
Muiime and by the Kel River wc*t ov Kort Wa>ne; and later in 
thi* War tha went to the M i^t^ikineu a River. Praktikaiy al ov the 
aktiv wariurx wer with the British, with hedkuarter/ at Amherst 
buri:. Canada, during thi* War. 

Mur than fiftv trcfi/. ar rekorded between the Lniicii M.nr% .tnd 

thr Miami Aborijinrx. The trrty ov mutt important tr» thi% Kaptiv 

in«l her dcvndants* u 'A 'rreat\ held at the Forki of the Waba<»h* 

< entrans ov Lttl River into the Waba»h a mile and a haU belo the 

pre/rnt City ov Huntington, In.iLm.i) u November, 18^8, in which 

thr Mumi tribe vnled and r< -ht to the I'nited States their 

former Refrrva«hiinx in kon»idera%hun ov a nu Re«erva*hon Writ 

>v the Ml River' a payment to and ior them ov ;^v<5.t>8o.oo. 

ind numrru^ «maler Rerer\a*hon* uithin their h*rmer Indiana 

Kr/rr\.i%li<in« tu tavord individualz, and familix ho choc to reman 

>n then). Wiin ^ 1 ( w un %kwar mile. 641) akerr) ov land wa/ 

^'ivn to Frarrkc* hiocum'» two dauterx tor their, and her. tenanti in 

konton («e Family i4iA) thiu imurmg her and her children a per 

Mrnt bom. But it rekwird a joint r* 'xm ov Kon^re« \ March. 

i^4S, tor them to re*rv their anuit> pavnirnt* at Fort W.unr ••: 

I'eru. Indiana, after the removal ov the mam part ov the Miamis tu 

;heir nu Re/ervaklion in the Wr*i in 184O akordint; to trety.^ 



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The Maumf Ritrr Hann. S\ Pt > ti. 

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204 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

paid. At the date ov this trety, 1854, the Miami/ remaning in Indiana num- 
berd 302. At the date ov the hnal paMnent ov the $221,257.86 at \Vaba*h in 
1 881, ther wer ov al ajcz 318 to resev the muny. Tha wer then slaterd az 
fohis: atv dwelt on the (iodfroy Re/erva*hon by tl>e .Mi?>»i»>inewa River, in- 
kluding the de^elldant^ ov Frances Slocuni; bixiy on the .\lc>hingunir>ha Re/- 
ervashon in Wabash and Grant kountiz, Indiana; rtften at l.atayette; twenty 
in Pluntington Kounty ; thirty in the visinity ov Fort W'axne; wun family at 
Napoleon; tortv in Kansas and Indian 'Feritor\ ; and the others wer skaterd 
in the States ov .Michigan, lillinois, Iowa, and .Miniiev)ta. Fuly won half 
ov the hoi number wer at this tiin minors. With tliis final payment by the 
United States, the/ .Mian)iz asumd al the rights, privilejrz, and responsibilitiz, 
ov sitizenship. Al tril)al authority and relashons, which had for yer/ been 
nerlv nil, sest with this siti/enship. I'revius to this date, 1881, their lands 
had been frc from taxashon, enkimibrans, and sale. The farmz ov many, if 
not most, ov the .Miami/ remaning in Indiana wer later morgajd to sekur 
dets kontracted; and sum ov the/ fertil farm/ iia\ been sold by the Sherif to 
satisfy the/ dets. Inteinperat use ov inioxikaiing beveraje/ hav ruind man> ; 
but, so far a/ the riter no/ from personal ob/crvashun and hersay, such haz 
not been the kase with any ov Franseii Slucum's desendans. Lack ov proper 
enerjv and gcxxl manajment hav. however, karakteri/d most ov them. Tha 
ha\ kliithil ihemschs in the kureiit styls ov siii/en/ ; and their children hav 
atended the Fublik Skools to a limited eitieiu. 

Chief She-po-kon-ah, The Dct Man, died about the yer 1833. at 
hi/. V'ilaj on the left hank (»v the Mississineua River, about six 
miles abuv its outlet into the Wabjush. The exakt plas ov the burial 
o\ hi/ reman/, i/ not non. Kranses Slocum hiz wife, died 9 March, 
1847, o\ numonia. with les than w tin week's siknes. Her remanz 
\vi*r n'wn a Kristian burial. Joseph Davis an itinerant evorter kon- 
iluktinj:; the servi>. The children ov KranscN" Slocunt, Ma-con-a- 
quah, al by her sekorul marii with <l<r- •» . V.'f> :'.1> v.^r; 

i. Ke-ke-s'uk-E!>h-\v.\h, Cut Finger ni I.uglish, itl«o namd Nancy, 
b. about the \er 1800. She marid a Miami brav, nam not non; 
he died leviiig a dauter ho died ajd atntut 17 >erz. She m. 
2nd Jean Bapiiste Brouilleite ov French-Miami parenlaj with 
environment holy Miami. Me waz noti az Kaptan, sors ov 
titl not reported. She wa/ a mildly temperd, unasuming 
woman, and wa/ overshadowd b\ her sister and hu/band. 
She died 13 Mar., 1847; waz burid in the family ground, but 
her grave iz undezignated. lie m. 2nd Eliza Bondy ov Fam. 
242 A. Hiz tombston in the ground, reads: "Rev. J. B. Brouil- 
lette. Converted to the Christian Religion June. 1854; Died 
June 17, 1867, Aged 71 Years." 
ii. iii. Two SoN'S, nams not non; died in their infansy. 
242A. iv. (.)-z.\H-SHls-QU\H.» b. 1810; m. ^v. times; d. 1877. 

• Thez nams hav been variusly pronounst, and speld ; with no pepi haz the 
konfushun bin grater than with the Miamiz. The plezanter Miami fonn ov 
speech waz ful, round, floing; and the de/ir ov the riter iz to preserv the betr 
Miami sound, with tlie best form in the I'nited States rekords. Frekwenily 
wvin. two or mor s\labls ov a nam ar omited in konversashon. 



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()-ZAM-smN'-Qf AM. or Yclo Leaf in Knglish. alxi kald Janr 

ilautrr ov Shc-po-k«n-ah ami \\\ir Ma-con-a-ijuah or Franscs' Slo- 

cum) war. born ab«iut the \rr i *- ^hc yrcw to he a tal and 

fttront; woman, mrntalv a/ wcl a/ i)/.ikji>. Pk- trrt> «»v the I nitcJ 

Statn with the Miami/ at the jiinkHhon n\ I-itI River with thr 

\\'ahx\h in the pre/.ent l^untincton Kount>, Indiana. (> No\rmhrr. 

:S<H. plxit wun «kwar mile ov land in her name tor the konvm 

'kiipan^y ov hervlf. mother an. I vivfrt f\\r frrr\ p»r:i»r.J dr/ig- 

iiating it, redmg a/ f.Io/ v'/ 

To O rt'- ''■■ iiir .-..r .; l,...v,,.,<iu. .;4u>:'"- ' the I>cj! 

Man' a« onr Seciion of land h\ ihc '> ..fwa Ri\er, 

to includr ihc improvrmrni* where ihe> now live * 

It it here n<jted that France* Slocum wa/ aj»en purpinly kept out 
ov ikight. and rektird. 'I*he L'niied State* Patent for this O40 akerr 
ov \Trv fertil land wa* »ind by Prerident Zackar>- Taylor 2b Sep- 
tmjber. 1 841;; and it wa/ rekorded 29 November. 18^4, in \Vaba<«h. 
Indiana. Alter the »ub*ekwent trcty, it wa« agen rekorded, <» !)«• 

mber. 1877. A Kuitklam I)er»l made by Nancy Brouillette and 
rekorded 1 .March. i87i, »h(M that »he wild her rights in this land 
ar tenant in komon. to her tbtrr ()-7.ah-shin-qiiah, for one hundred 
ili>Iar/. 

' * • 1*1 ^tllll quail, or Jaiir, « .1/ mai.a tnr tuiio, !«t to L<mi:- 
ir»«iif<>>, nefu ov Fr.T* " •*•- '* • War Chief ov the Miami/. He 

war MMin Imt tn vu. ('....... •. n batl or bral. Her «ek«ind marii 

war uilh won \Vop-»hin-«|uah ho Mion met violent deth. The third 
with Tak-k(»-nah ho war >oon kild by a k«arelM»m 'frend.' Ihe 
forth hurband. a brother ov the third, namd Mah-mah-mun-drah. 

Hin diet!.* ITie fifth marij. with Wahpah-e tah or Peter Bond\. 
war mor konjenial and enduring. He wax born in July, 1817. son 

V .Antoinr liondie a French trader among the Aborijiner at Fort 
\Va\ne. anti a Mohegan or Miami mother. This Antoine war. in 

im rp!*pekts a worthy Frenchman. He uarnd tlie Amerikanr at 



• >rt I nitfj StaUi /':. .. .vi tt l^rgt Vol. vii, pp. $69-574. 

* Thr ttorv ov the Miamir xj like that or at (he Ahori)inrz ho %rrr a*o*ia- 
iril »»iih the French and Bri»i«h The/ prpU inebrialcd ihcm, Irand them t>i 
bludthcd and. later, tvhen tha wer nnt engajd in marauding and *hedin(; thr 
blud or .\mrrikan pii»ner». fatal k»*arrl7 arrxin^ them»elv/ wer ov \rx\ fre- 
V viiren*. See lhn»rf •«• Thr Maumr Ritrr Rattn, by Pr. Charle* I 



s 



206 THt SLOCL'MS OF AMHRICA 

Fort Wayne agenst a plot by thf savajez to masaker them in 1812 
in interest ov the British. Peter Bondy uaz rerd with entir Miami 
environment, but he ua/ \\ un ov the tu ho avoided the many ineb- 
riating temptashun/. He w a/ konverted to Kristianit\ by the influ- 
ens ov George R. Slocum, Famil>' 24^8. netu ov Franses the Kaptiv* 
and bekam an exorter among and tor the Baptists at Rez^rv. In 
diana. In personal apearans he uaz dignified and komanding 
standing nerly six feet in hight and waing 240 pounds. Hi/, koun 
tenans waz inilikativ ov mildnes and benignitv ; hi/ intelekiual 
power/ wer good, and he ua/ a ple/ant kompanNon. altho he kuJ 
nether read nor rite. ( )-/ak-shin-quah u illd him sixty akrrs ov land 
in te simpl 'in lieu ot his [marital] interest in my lands.' He wa/ 
nHnul in this wil lor exekutor ov her estai. without bond. Several 
yerz after the deth ov this wife O-zah-shin-tjuah, he marid sekond 
a sister ov (iabriel (iodfro>. He had no children b> this sekond 
marii. He died . 

O/ah-shin-quah. Jane, remand unabi to uz other than the Miain 
langwai. Her Wil shos that she had g«xKi nolcj ov the b8t) aker/ 
o\ land o\ which she died posest. This Wil waz ritn in gotxl form 
by a lawyer; waz dated 10 July. 187 ^ and admited to probat is 
February. 1877, in the Serkit Kort in Wabash Kounty, Indiana, and 
ther rekorded. One half aker ov ground for tamily burial purpose/ 
wa/ re/ervd from the farm devizd to her >on Juds<jn. This and 
other devizings. wil be menshond in the re>pektiv rekords ov her 
children, foloing. A gravston in the tamily ground reads: O-SAW- 
She-Qlah ' wife of I Peter Bund\ Died Jan. 2S. 1877 '< aged (67 
years. 

riu' children <>\ ( )-zah-shin-quah, az gatherd by the riter prinsi- 
pal\ from themselves, ar az foloz. viz: B\ first marij with lx»ui^ 
Godfrov : 

i. EuzA tKJOKROv; m. i>t J. B. Krouillcitc. ilad one child. .\ar>c\ 
ho m. John Bondy and had two children. Ross and Samurl 
F-liza m. 2nd Thomas Caine after Brouiilcttc^ deth. 

ii. Frwses. \\'ah-pah-nah-shin-<|uah ; m. VN'ilson, sr Item 5 o\ 

her mother'?. Wil wheriii >hc 1/ dcv i/d 6ti aker/ ov laiul. Shr 
m. 2nd William Pekonjja. 

• Peter Hoiidy .nnd wife • )-/ah-shin-«|uah. now kald Jane, wer amon^ the 
first member/ ov the .-KntiiK-h Mi>honar\ Kapiist Church; and he waz, later, 
a truMe ov this sosietv. 



AXU Til KIR %LI.IAN'CES 20' 

H) ^^lL<>llu iii.iiij. »% iiii W'up-shing-quah : 

iii. Fil/«Brni, Kr 'i, b. ]$ S«'pt , |S)6; m. (iabrirl (.iud- 

lro> xnd hatl -.« ........cii: joarph, Judton, Sara Joanna, and 

anothrr, ho dird >unK: and Pnrr and Fran*i* \ri livini;, 1907. 
Elixabrth'* moihcr wild hrr •ixty aktrt ov land. She was a 
favorit with hrr grandmmhrr. the Kapiiv, and rr«evd larjiv 
ov hrr klothinfi. rrlik%. and ..'' ' 'It. Ov the/ tr" 

logrthrr Klliott T. Slacum. 1 • ,:, and ticotjjr ^ 

Brnn<it. Familr a44Aa. purchaM nrrlr al ) May. 1907. paing 
ihr old man (iabrirl (Jodfroy, mm rrv reduti tirkum- 

•lantc/, a fabuKi* pri* for 1' <■ <\\et artikU 

whcr iha <•"■ '•-■ "•••" '-^ ■ .-. and per- 

pcluaird. 11 ihr (hmJ- 

froy Srmrtrn. whrr hrr grav it wel marki 

Hy third niarij. uith Tak-ko-nah: 

iv. A Soik, who died in hi« infan*>. 

Chilli by furth marij. with Mah-mah-mun-drah: 

\ I.AVIKU, Chan-Sbio'<|uab : m. Nehoo Tah^a-tah. She rr«c%'d 
iliiri\-livff aktra ov lafid by hrr HKMher'* WiL Had children: 
Kmroa, Frantr*. ) amillu*. and RiManna. 

Children by fifth man \S .i!i p.ittr-tah, Prtcr Bond> : 

vi. vii. Tiii Two S<iv« and one DAtrrma, dird at eriy aj. 

II. II%H\\ BoKDT, Sah-kah-quah <t Mon-Bo-«ah, and had 

Cl, ■ ■ -. ■■ . r.- 

rcw... -*. . - ■ .'. , iJ 

m. and joM'ph Ruht Tha had ■ • d^ via: 1. d. 15 

Dtc, itt7. n ' ntaa. 7 da. a. Vicloriat d. 6 Apr . tl^, 

ajd I) jr*. 4 mok. t% d»- llanna d. 10 S«pt^ 1B97, ajd 46 y«. 

' rncn It, dt. Bur ■ •' - '■ *-' - "---nefrry. 

» A\N Bovnv, Pen . '<-rj ov land by 

Wit ov her mother. She m. Robert Pe-kon-gah. 

a4aB. xi. Cwiiit « R4i\or, b. aj Srpt^ llS4; m. I.adeina Kin%man. 

J4'C iii. jliwnv (' Rtivov. b. 14 Feb^ lt)4: m. I.avinia (iodfroy. 



Q\\U\.\.VS B<»M»v. 'riih-«]iiah-kriih. Pc-mah-»i-r\van. ( Pctrr 3n«l 
Jane ()-zah-Shin-<jiiah K<>nd>. Fran'«o Slocum and Shc-po-con-ah) 
\va/ born a? Srptniil>rr. 18^4. He rrwd two trakt5 ov land by 
hiz mother's Wil. \v»m ov 140 akrr/ antl the other ov \2 akere; 
also half ov hir mother '«» persona! propert\. \\c marul Ladema 
Kinsman ho war born 7 August. 1861. dauter ov Oliver and Franses 
(G*>dfroy) Kinsman. She iz intelijent. and a goo<l hoiiskrper. 



208 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

Tha rezide 1907, (hi the larj farm resevd from hiz mother. He iz 
an intelit{;ent man, a liard worker, and aparently fre from the ener- 
vating and vishus habits that hav ruind so man> men ov al peplz. 
Chihlren: 

i. Fra.n'ses Bokdv, Mali-nah-tali-quah, b. j Jan., 1878. In 1907 a 
domentik in the Sity ov Mariun, Indiana; unmarid. 

ii. Dl'IJsI.va Bondv, Ke-kc-nok-esh-wah, b. 1880; ni. William Ho^^ 
man 'white man.' She died in 1899, leving wuii child, Ladeiuu, 
b. 17 Sept., 1897, a prety and plr/ant child, ho iz being rerd by 
her maternal grandpareni». 

iii. N'ici'jRiA, Kush-e-nuk, Snow-hanging on trees (i. e. like unto, or » 
handsom a/) b. j May, 1882. She iz wun ov the two girU ho 
unvcild the monument at the grav ov their great-grandmother, 
Fran»e» Slocum, the Kaptiv; >e subwrkwent pajez. She iz a 
woman ov >trong karakter ; intelijent, a good hou»keper, inodeM, 
and interesting. She, 1907, rezide* with her parents, unmarid. 

iv. iHARi Es Zemiri H Hdsov, Pep-pe-»i», Fire kparkling, b. i88<; M«- 

enlittted in the I'nited States Arm> in 1906. 
v. jLDSos Carv Bosdy. b. I Sept., 1887; died i Dec.. 1888. 



242C 242A 

JUDSOX Carv Hondv, Ke-pah-ke-koh-wah. {Peter and Jam 
0-zah-shin-(/uali liomly. Kranses Slocum and She-po<on-ah ) waz 
born at Rezerv, Indiana, 14 February. iSso. He. like hiz brother 
Camillus, resevd two trakts ov land by hiz mother's Wil, wun, the 
homsted farm ov 140 akerz sunjunding the Franses SltKum Semeterx 
Rezerv;ishon. and the other ov 42 akerz; also wun half ov al hiz 
mother's personal property. Judson haz experienst much misfortune. 
A mitrpii on hiz farms folod dets kontrakted for a nu hous. barn, 
etc. He marid Lavinia Godfroy, Che-kwos, dauter ov Kope-weah. 
She died 9 November, 1888; also sum children died az rekorded belo. 
He marid sekond 13 January, 1891, Isabel Godfro> : and she died 
13 FehruarN, 1901, at the aj ov 38 yerz and 13 days. Hiz farms 
wer sold to satisfy the morgaj ; and he suferd fraktur ov leg. In 
1906 he vizited the Indian Teritory. prospekting for better lokashun. 
but returnd to Rezerv. Indiana, the next sumer. Children: 

242C1. i. Samantha J. Bondv. b. 2 Feb., 1876; m. John .\. Witt. 

ii. Peter Gabriel Bondv. Mah-kwo*. b. 6 Sept.. 1877. He died 21 
Mar.. 1895. when a pupil at Haskel Institut, Lawrence. Kanv.T> 
iii. Elizabeth Bondv, born 24 .■\ugust. 1879; d. 30 Oct.. 1879. 
iv. Joseph Henry Bondy. Wah-pe-mah-ijuah. born 27 September, 
1880. A farm laborer in 1907. 



AXD TllfclR ALLIANCKS lOf) 

V. En/ \ J vM liijsuv, b. 17 !>*in , i»»J. il lb June, iSS< 
vi. Kiwrar K<>\dy. horn j{ Aukum, itS4; d. 19 Sept., iSX^. 
vii. M\BEi ALui!rT\ HoNOV, b. )i July, 1SS6. Sbc. like her *i»ierk, 
hffxKerx aiul kix/in«, aiendrU the Putilik SkuoU ov ihrir hom di»- 
triktv Shr «*ar admiled lu The Ha«krl ln«iilut. LaMrmce, Kan- 
*as in IVU4. and \n rrfnan% ihrr, 1907, \>\ *pr%)ijl trk^r*! (i\ 
Mull. I.IU011 1'. blucuni. bu ha^ lakea plc/hur 111 bcitciidinK ihe/ 
ku/ifi*. Mabel ha< auburn bair which ii aiavitiik. a biologik 
revrrthoo, thru hrrrdiiy, 10 thi* feiur ov ber greai-grandmother. 
FrjilM-*' ihr Kapiiv. She al*o ber< ihi* an»e«inr'» Miami 

name. M^ . •.. j ■"• •'• 

J42('l J42(' 

Samanth\ [nsrrmvK BoVDY. Kfndcn-onn»-qiiah (Judvm C. 
Pctrr and ()-/.» . lU) wa/ born 2 Krbruary. 1870. on a farm 

about wun milr from Kr>rrvr PtHtofi^. Miami County. Indiana. Shr 
inarid f» Junr. i8«iS. John Atliv.n Witt, win ov 'I*homa« Jcffrr«on unA 
Samantha Witt. In i«;«>7 tha livd on thr honutrd iznn ov hrr grat- 
grarulmothrr Kran«r»' Slocum. thr Kaptiv : hr kultivatint; thr farm 
^or John I>oni;. the prr/rnt «mnrr. Children: 

i. R\TMOKD FioTD Wirr. Wah-pab-pe-iah, born aj Marrh, 1197. 

lie it a very bright and jenilenunly bo>. Sc gri>up foto. 
ii. C%toiiKi M^Y Wirr. Ch«-k««o«, b. 6 May, ttq^. Ai tkool. 
iii. Maiy l\vt\i\ W'lrr. Sah-<)uah-<)un(, Snrn 1 February, 190a She 

died a I February. 1904. 
iv. RvBY Luatxa Wirr. b. )» July. i90S« S« group fotograf. 
\ A n^tTCa. •litbom. 4 March, 190). 



Thk Fravcb SijOCI'M Mom mim. 

Informal hons for a Monument at thr gravr ov Fran»c» Slo- 

cum wrr ok.i/iHjn.ilv madr* but thr first nw»vmrnr ov a sumwhat 
jrnrral karaktrr t<»r thi* purpo^ ov thr ritrr* nolrj. waz a smal sir- 
kular vnt out by .Mni. .Mary Slocum Murphy, dated Auiru-t 28. 
i8f^l, at Converge. Indiana, her hom a fu milr* southward from the 
;:rave. '!lit<i sirkular reads in part a/ foioz, vix: 

A plain »haft *cvco feet high of Swiu granite, with a foundation three feet 

* It wa« reernilv decided bv the de«rendaniv children and icrantirhitdren 

■ .f Hon. joteph Slnc»i" ' " 'her of FTJr»cr«. 10 erect a «uiiahie " • " 

her grave. Ihi* w -ne in the tprine of 1891, and th' 

tribute to hrr rrrni>'r> «iii be an aco i fact. — Biof(raf-h) */ frani^j 

(15) 



210 THE SLOCU.MS OF AMERICA 

square, to cost about $140 placed in position .If enough money 

is subscribed in answer to this circular, we will endeavor to have the unveil- 
ing of this monument in October [189^, but litl over a month after the riter's 
reset ov the sirkular]. . . . Dr. Charles E. Slocum of Defiance, Ohio, 
who has published a History of the Slocum Family in America, has informed 
us that he will come at any time the monument is unveiled; and it is expected 
he will be prepared to delixer an address appropriate to the occasion. 

The ritiT uv this book had sum previus korespondens on the sub- 
jckt witli the riter ov the sirkular, but no definit phmz had been 
agred upon for the work. However, he at wuns sent subskripslioi 
with statnient that, in hiz opinion, the time menshond for the work 
waz to short, and the preskribd monument wa/ inadequate. Re- 
sponses to her sirkular wer meger, and Mrs. Murphy saw the failur 
ov her eforts. After further korespcjndens she rekwested the riter to 
take charj ov the projekt ; and therupon he sent out the foloing sir- 
kular leter, vi/ : 

DEFiAS'ce, Ohio, September 28, 1899. 
Dt AR Sir: 

Several ^cn^ .i^o i u.ni mi ir>iuiiiiiriK c \%iiii Mi> .Mary Slocum Murpli\ 
of Converse, Indiana, daughter of the laic Cieorge R. Slocum and grand- 
daughter of Isaac, relative to erecting a monument at the grave of her grand- 
aunt Frances Slocum the Captive, which grave remains uiunarked. At thai 
time she discontinued work on this worthy project, and other matters crowded 
it from my mind. 

A few days ago I received a circular letter from her, stating that a monu- 
ment would be unveiled at this grave in Dctobcr next; that contributions for 
its purchase were invited; and that I would deliver an address at the un- 
veiling. 

My immediate reply to this circular was, that 1 was yet favorable to the 
erection of a suitable monument, and would assist in every way desired. A 
draft on New York, as my contribution, was enclosed. My letter intimated 
that tlie monument prescribed in her circular might be thought inadeijuaie, 
and the time announced too vhort in wliiili tn e^nlit-r fuiui* and hiii»li the work 
this fall. 

A letter was received today from Mrs. .Murphy, written in de>pondent tone. 
She informs me that the money received amounts to less than fifty dollars-; 
and slie requests me to take charge of tlie work, write to the nearest of kin 
and ask for contributions. 

In compliance with this request I send five letters of this copy, viz: One 
to George Slocum Bennett, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Joseph \V. Slocum, Scranton 
Levi D. Slocum, Carbondale; Frank L. SUKum, Pittsburg; and to Elliott 1 . 
Slocum, Detroit, wliom I 'iiitiijest to act as committee witli Mrs. Murphy, for 
completion of tlie work 

It is hoped that each one addressed will take active interest in the matter. 



AND THEIR AI.LIANXES 211 

ao«i K4ihcr contribuiiont irum ochrn of hit family and reiaiivct, (hat J^ many 
p«r«uii« may be intrrrticd ai po««iblr. 

SuKx^^tton* arc doired rvlaiive to ttylc of monumrni, character ot m»crip- 

liuo, and (he time and character of the rxercites at it* unveiling Mune time in 

the tpriiiK of I9ck>, when all can he present. 1 have already »UKge«ted that 

a brun/e tablet, permanenilv attached to granite would Ik-m preserve the 

Kfiptioiu 

I would an a* tecretary, or aft*iM in any uiher way desired. 
Please write to Mrs. Murphy, or to me. at an e.i-' ' -r. 

Vcrv ir*, . yours, 

Charles £. StocuM. 

Ansrrs ucr soon rcsrvd by the ritcr from thcz sugjcstcd komitc- 
mrn, c.vprc^ing dczir for the monuinrnt. uilinj^ncs to scrv on the 
koraitr, and rrkwnt that the ritcr tak charj ov the wurk. Altho fuly 
okupied. the ritcr laid a«idr other ritin^; then in hand and. after kon- 
sidering the jcncral » in« ov the subjekt, rote a sirkular letcr 

sugjciting nanu for a larjcr komite, improvments for the scmetery. 
and a bronz monument with extended inskripshons. Also, realizing: 
the konfu/hon and del.a« that u/ualy rczult without definit gide, this 
firkular leter exprrit the M-kretar>''s choi* for chairman, ov monument 
and inskrip-»hnn«, $tyl ov irns and other improvments, date ov the un- 
valing, anil program. Ilusf ' ov several styl» ov monument and 
fens with indekated chois, u.i -at with the sirkular leter to each 
perv)n sun jested for the enlarjd komite. Anscrs wer soon rcsevd. 
aksrptin;: meml>er»hip. expresin/ .!< 7 r for <;\iksps ov the work and, 
with unanimity akscpting the s. . ms; and naming the 

<kretar>' for the principal adrcs. 

'Hierupcm the foloing jeneral noti» was sent in larj numer. to mem- 
ber^ ov the komite. to Slocums and their alianscs, to nuzpapers. his- 
torikal sosietiz, and others likely to be interested, viz: 

KRANCFS SUJCl'M. THK CAPTIVE AMoMi ABoRUJiNES. 

Ptri vvrr Ohio. Prremhrr 1. iSgg. 
10 Alt. Pemohj Who M\v Be IvTttMTtB: 

For many years it ha* l>een the desire of several Slocums, and their kindred, 
to permanently mark the grave of Frances SIncum. the Captive. Latterly this 
lesire has taken practicable form in the nrganization of the following 
ni%NCC9 »l.nCfM MONfMBNT a>MMirrrF : 

HoM. EtlioTT T. SiociAi, Chairman. Detroit. Michigan. 
Da. Cn\atE' y ^ -• " '"^retary, Pehance. Ohio. 
Mas. Msav ^ v. Trea«urer. Converse. Indiana. 

Gbouck St.OCt'M Bessett. Esq.. Wilke«-Barre, Pennsylvania. 



212 THE SLOCL.MS OF AMtRlCA 

JosEi'H Si.ocL'M Cmahuok, Esu.. Philadelphia, Frunt) Ivania. 
Mrs. Elizabeth Slocl m Rtx;nis. Philailrlphia, Friia»>lvania. 
pRASk KuBttT Sluclm, Emj.. Miiiiica(Mjh&, NiiuurMXa 
FL\Nk L. SUJCL'M, Ph.L)., Piii»t>urKtk, Pruu«>>lvaiua. 
Fa.\KK Siujct'M I.ir^EsiERCCR, MiddirtoMii, Indiana. 
Levi I). Sloclm, Carbondalr. Pcnu»>l\ 
Joseph \N'. Si«:l»i, Scranton, Priiiu> K ^ — 
JusEHH A. Keks), Cuiivrrw, Indiana. 
Hon. James F. Stc'TUMav, Peru. Indiana. 

A white brun/r inouuinrnt 8 (rri and 6 iiM.'hr» in hriKhi, thai will rudurr 
for all (iinr barring accidcnift, ha* been telecied b> ihe (.'utnmittee. and im 
provrinrnt) tu the irinrier> havr been ufdrred. While the nicmbcr* ul ihr 
(.'otnmittre hold thrin»cl%c> ounnnitrd lo ihi» wuri and rrad> lo |>a\ all 
rxpen»e» attending it, ihey realite thai the full uor> at the wuman whuM- 
^rave they detire tu mark with behiting intcripiioti Maod* alutie in hi*4or\ 
and brlun^s to all prrMia* alike; therr' to accoid all then tela 

tivr*. and other*, an op|>ortuni<^ • • • > ... •■ * "■'•■M»rial who would 

tlrrin it a pleasure »o to do. C 4> be I-.- > au> luriubcf ot 

the CuMiinittee, or »eni direct lu the rrea*urer. who will kcnd rrceipf for ihr 
«ame. 

It has been decidol t<> unveil thi« MoiiuiiiriK 

llilRsD^l. .M \^ 17. ffkMJ 
at the grave near the Village ui Peufia — Ke*erve P«»i IHhre — Miami Couoi). 
Indiana. I'hi* will allurd a plea»ani occjuioii for a meeting of all SUirunu, 
and lho»e allied to tlietn, and an >itv to meet llie gi .-. ^1 and 

Kreai-^rand-children of the Captive. .... v.i whom live in the ....J will 

l>e present. The lrea»uretl per»onal eflect* of th<»»e derea*ed ran al*o l«e »een 
Tht CtuveriMir <>t Indiana and other oAcial*. the olhcei* of the Slate HiMori- 
ca! societv. and other prominent per*un* have tignihed their dr*ire to aiteisd 
A corilial iiiviiation to l>e ; » extended to : "• 

Pcrsuiii K^>ing b> railv«j> 1 leave train* j- the Penn*>l- 

vania Line« (Columbu* and Chicago, and Chicago and Ea»iern Indiana Divi 
sions), at Converge; th<»»e by the \Vaba*h Railwav. at \Vaba*h or Peru; by 
the Bi^ Four Railway (Michigan \' at \Vaba*h ; and bv the Ij^ke Erie 

and Western ( Indianapuli» and .S;.. ...^.... l>ivi«iun. at Peru. Ihe carriai:r 
ride will be over mnnl road«, ten miles vHiihea*! from Peru, twelve mile* 
south-west from Wabash, and twelve mile* we*i of nunh from Coaverire. 
Conveyances can readily be o(>tained at either place at rea*onable price. Tke 
Committee rcc»>mtnends that ail per»i»n* arrive at ;' ' • •' ' \- •- 

ney titc evening; before, or earlv morning, and. j , .^ ■ iti 

a mid-day picnic around the noted *pring of water at the aiie of the former 
Miami village, a short di»taiKe from the Monument. 

A mertinn of the Committee is called for lo.jo a. m^ at the re»idet»ce ot 
Judson C. Bundy. opposite the Monument. 

The formal exercises will begin at la o'clock, aod will be a* follow*, vir 

Prayer, by Arthi'R (>aylord Siocim. A. M.. IX.O.. President of Kala- 
mazoo College. 



I 



AS'U TNUR AtUAKCLk 2tS 

u. M i>. r.i i), 

V t v - 

li 
Krmjri* by promiacfM pcr» rtr% who knew ihr Captivr. 

««, by Rnr. Wiluam If. " A. SU B- D, o< M.vr»«r>ur Falh, 

> uom ■ 'ti< 

•dtaor* ran ilo ••• . Hon. 

jamr« F Sfuir^nan. I*rru. of ihr 1 rrtnont Hmrl. \Vaha»h. I' 
Cu*air« US 



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fhr rr; the trreurrr an«l •rkrctan urr rrd in drtail. ar 

The Komitr thrn a ' Prru on thr rrr 

to ara Mr« V. . li^ i thr KtHinlr anti lUen 

k inp.in\ "h tiiiK*?, vv in 

r . ' i ;jr :vArn. inr r v* 

- \\ rr luu \\ xh hor«r« ar * The i'>iii'.i > x- i- vr* 

. .,.4:1 ^t f... -•■ "•- ' • - " •-• a .-■„., ; „: had hin komrruktcd 

• HitVidr the ....... I .'.,-.;„... JaW'-'' y <>f.^f^x^^^:ln la^^ thr \ a«r 



214 THE SLOCUMS OF AMhRICA 

throng to order and, afitr a fu remarks, introduced the Chairman, 
Onorabl Elliott T. Slocum, grand nefu ov the Kaptiv, ho delivered 
a brief and apropriat adres. Arthur G. Slocum waz kald forward, 
and oferd an elokvvent prayer. Charles E. Slocum waz introdust »nd 
deliverd the foloing adres on 

The Like and ('ii\r\ctfr or Frwces Slocum, with Irs Ltssos'. 

Mr. Chairman, Mtiniin wi i,,, i.y^<nmitlfe, LaJiet and Gentlemen . It j» 
an interesting occasion that ha% brought u» together today. We are met to 
unveil to the view of tho»e present, and to the view of all person* who may 
in the future come this way, a Monument recently erected to mark the burial 
place of a woman who»e history i» peculiarly without a full parallel in the 
annals of mankind. We are here to unveil a memorial to an luMuiic event 
which occurred in the earlier and ir>ing lime* of our country ; an event which 
will ever remain in history as one of the most remarkable of captivities, and 
as embracing the pathetic sentiment attending a childhood and long-lile 
perversion from civilization. 

One hundred and t\%ent> -se\en years ago last Match, in Warwick, on the 
western shore of Narragansei Bay, Rhode Island, there wat born a girl, the 
third daughter and teventh child of thrifty parent*. Hie family was becom- 
ing large, the farm wan small, the soil thf ' the winin* 

were long and severe. Reports had l>een .>>>..!.. 1' . Ivania tl»j! 

the conditions lor a gtunl home with attendant prosperity were more favorable 
there. This, al^o. was the country of William Heiin, a prominent member 
of the Society of Friendt of which diurch Jonathan Slocum, the father of the 
girl, our subject, wa* aloo a member. William Penr ':' - ' r-' '-■ ' 
from the Aborigines in eastern I'enns\ Ivania, and his ,i 

them had much to do in coloring the report* carried to Connecticut and Rhode 
Island of the desirability of this territory then being offered to while settlers. 
Jonathan Slocum had visited Pennsylvania and purchased land tliere al' 
two years before the birth of thi« daughter. The year following her bm;. 
in 1774, '>f removed his family thither and after two or three years occupieii 
a house near the Susquehanna River in the noted Wyoming Valley, on the »itf 
of the present City of Wilkes-Barre. 

Thus early in life was Frances Slocum. whose mein<iiy \>c m> ncntimplv 
commemorate today, subjected to the fatigues, privations and exposures iia: 
dent to a long journey along uncleared trails beset by lurking foet, human 
and other — for British oppressors had already l>een active in inciting ihr 
Aborigines to acts of violence against the i v This journey was to hr 

but the first of many weary years of wandi....^- .n foot, through the forr-" 
over mountains, through valleys and swamps, along rivers and lakev ^ < 
was taken into captivity by Aborigines November and, 1778, and forciblx 
carried into the wilderness from her father's house, never to see it again 
Her first journey was in the protecting arms and close to the heart of an ever 
watchful and loving mother. Her subsequent wanderings were destined to 
begin before she was six years of age with people of another race and color, 



A-M' IMIIK \iLl\-NCt5 215 

barbirou« rvrn to uvagery, ever moving from placr lo place, and Mopping 
at night whrnrvrr and whrrvvrr po«%ihlr from the rvrrrhanging condiiionk 
of Mar with the Colonittt, or with other tribe*. 

.•• • - ■■ i ■ - '• ••; :■■' -- "K 

(be parent* ai ran of tbi- <or over oi cii 

nothing in return. Jonathan Slocum, hrr father, and I»a»c Tripp, hrr mater- 
nal gr^ -r, were tavagely killed by them from ambuvh within one iDonth 
after \ '-■'>n 

Hut ' : < de«(rojr her life. She wa« :•<'«« rr]r»« to do them harm, and 

•he might prove of great wonh to them. R' * of her mather't anguith 

and entreatie* they lore her away and carried her into the fore«t ttever to ba 
*rrt\ »,■■ it» A • for the r> ne 

nrrt !er 

for hrr was c- by her <-r with the fear that the had 

' a terrible draili 1 fate wat harder to bear 

,.M. — ., >ii- . \ — -':re 

,r- 
iiioa of many loac ooe« to their t 

\<4M it)i%tjc> l^iii; all the ii»quinr« and reward* offered, and (he •earrlimg* 

<r%. 
V. ;»te 
year* 
' w>T. givYfl in- led them ' 'lie Miami 

J. 
•'ir 
rd 
'J tearrh for the Iom one. 71 - ig but 

lo all tbetr former rfhins for (hi* p What a train of 

",;» 

:». in 

their « cd 

«urh length nf time ui>der toch uofavorabk ' >* a* (be mtm have been 

-<l IO> If •«. ' r.l ||,4| rd 

^^ • te 

<■♦. 
would •he remember * With what trrm .e*«, mingled with hope* 

aiul fear*, did they a, the haute of the long lo*t one: 

and with '• ' ' St' B ' 'at 

<T»lnna w .at hr»« ..-.cr- 

ene*^ ikcn ^• •». and. • «vith •an>etvhai of iniere«t. If their joy 

at ihi« n>eeting and r I not be »uppre«>ed neither muld the 

•V by hr- •«, and info a 

"i -sne or n •...».< j,y %ufh 

an r could have had r n of hav- 

ing before witt»e*<ied *uch evideiKe* of tifterly and brotherly affection— hrr 



Irlat, aii<l 


1 
rhi. 


r"untr> in 



2 lb THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

experirnces had been foreign to !>uch rlnu(io^^ and bhe could itui then, in her 
old age, compreliend tlieir full signiticancr or readily be brought into t>ytnpa- 
thy with tliein. rtiere was, alMi, a fear lurking in her mind ihai there vsat» 
a design at work to take her away from her huine, and this fear contributed 
to the stolidity of her manner. After repeating to her, through an interpreter, 
the story of her early childhood experience*, including lier abductiiMi, and 
dwelling u|)on !>oine accidents recei\ed beture that time which reAulied in tear 
titill prominent, &ume of the mernuriek of her childhuud were awakened and 
she became somewhat communicative, and accorded her relative* ho*piiality; 
and in turn accepted their hoi>piialiiy at their hotel in Peru. 

It was not with altogether joyous hearts that the brothers and sister started 
on their return journe\ home. Their long lost sister had indeed l>een found. 
She was yet alive, but khe wak a kisier only in name. In all outward res)>ecis 
she had become of another race and tongue, void of the cuhure, laaiet and 
ways of her white relatives. That she \s as \et alixe was to ' ' it the grat- 
ifying knoss ledge that she had not suffered the pangs of a 1. c death; and 
there was also somexshat of cheer on their way in the knowledge that she was 
content, and in the peaceful en}u\ment of an abundance of supplies for her 
physical necessities, and without danger of future want. 

Two \ears later, in Septeml>er, 1859, her brother Joseph of NVilkes-Baiie 
again visited her here. This time he was acxompanied b> his eldest and 
youngest daughters, and it is from their eicelleni journal* thai we are indebted 
for many of the particulars in the authentic Mory of thi« remarkable captivity. 
They were received with a greater defjree of frieiidls feeling than on the for- 
mer vi>ii, but, iti all material respects, with like result. 

I'he principal facts in the history of this eviraordinar> case have been em- 
bodied ill many publications, and have been known to many of you frotn >our 
early childhood days; and tome residents of this vicinity, now present, saw 
thi> "white captive w«»man' during the later \<----- -■• her life, and had per»onaI 

kiutwledge of her strong and wttrthy chai.i > « as well as of the hii;ti 

esteem in which she was held by all her worthy neighbors of both racc- 

It is both ititeresting and profitable to consider the origin of the character- 
istics that could thus win and hold such geiteral respect uttder most unfavor- 
able conditions. The parentage of Frances Slocum was favorable for children 
nf healthy boilies and sound minds; children who needed but the environment 
of a good home circle to develop strong and worthy memlters of civiliied 
siKiety, as her brothers and sisters grew to be. For a period of one hundred 
and seventeen years previous to the birth of Frances Slocum her parent* and 
forebears were members — among the first in America — of the Sticiet) of 
Friends commonly known as Quakers; a Society which ha* always stood for 
uprightness of character and justice to all mankind. The good effects of the 
teachinjis of this Society ha\e generalK been e\ ideiit in the children of succeed- 
ing generations even when widely separated by distance and generation from 
contact with the Society, and after their athliaiion with other communions. 
This perpetuation is doubtless largely due to the direct influence af parent on 
child during the early educational period, or the more plastic age. 

But the person our subject totlav, Frances Sl«»cum. was earl\, and ruthle»»ly. 



A.NU imiR ALLIAXCli 



2»7 



lorn from il»c parvntal home irtij tun»tanil> maincd until, and laac ahrf, 
mature age ia ■ uvagr mvirotimrni. Iltr tcrnr* and riprrirncr* tu whidi 
»hr Ma« (rtmi the hnt ni her captivity, aitd caa«iantl>, •ubieci. wrrr m» vavaKr 
in.l %h" r t\l mrmory of detail* of hrr infantile rnviran- 

ffwfif » f ' • . : e% rn ' ' ■ ' •< hrr 

•«« 1 ' i - n for a - - — _. .; ; onl\ 

• t may have meant lo her — and we think 
It riir Jill mit< li li wouKl have been a mm iiueretting aiul profitable iiudy 
in hcrrdity aitd it« m « by an opposite racial environnM'tii, to have 

)ia<t p- thta woman during her mature year* 



IIJ » r I J I r 



-• Vt in L 
racr*. 
• Irijiil ha* been pre«rfvc«l to make •udi compariaoa of pa> 
All ot»« • and rerorda have been ol the cm 

Af«.| i> 



with a halo ol t 



tic value. 

>riual nature. 

" t'e 

I* 

m 

ready begua ao era of 

h 



or.iliijr* «ri> Ol 



I 



llo^rver, enough thmt •• au- 
aixl her Ir 



b«r •even triaK 
in her charaner 



<>M Iterate or tJ 
tors the good-M 
itwBMi r~' "" ' " 

thr ftr 



•o of her Quaker ancr*- 



Htit. to what ad verve and violeot o 

irtir.l frntn thr 

and her fr 
•ented lo her borri6ed ga/e liMirad of the n 

aiHl al 



ir«e inbred qualilie* Mib- 
■ ■ Te 

. -.. >iW 

• were often pre- 

lullahirt that 

f» «•»>! ••Mer* before •be 



l.y 

nii;ht through the fnreM«, with bare feet and torn rloihing. if any al all, and 
lacerated akin from the coar^, un' weed* and bruah; tkulkingt in di*- 

ma! place* ' ' ' it < -i; r* ade •' - . ,,f her 

h<v\\ rt\tt%y, ^ ^ wa» ii ■^ ! to al>: jie a» 

rnrmie* ted lo great and cnn«tani evpo*urr« and fatigue, and 

often nearl% fami*hed for the want of palatable food, or food of any kind; 



2l8 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

for those years of war with the American Colonisits were the most trying yean 
ever experienced by the Aborigines. 

She had grown to mature stature and \ears before these severe conditions 
ceased or were materially ameliorated. She had been married to a member of 
the tribe of her captors but did not have a peaceful home; and she was soon 
separated from him by the result of war. The removal weMward and the rap- 
idly changing fortunes and places of savage warfare, and the combinings of 
tribes, brought about her adoption into the Miami tribe. 

It was not until the Treaty of tireenville, Ohio, August 5, 1795, about 
seventeen years after her abduction, that some cessation of ho»tilities came to 
bless the increasing Colonists as well as the rapidly declining race \sith which 
she had had a forced and tempestuous lot. Following this I'rcaty a brief era 
of some happineNs opened to her. She was happily married to She-po-con-ah, 
a Miami chief. But the re*tless nature of these people of the forest* was con- 
tinually fomented by the French and the British, and the hopes of peace and 
tran(|uiliiy raised by the Treaty of (ireenvitle were n<K to be fullv realized 
for a furtlier period of twenty >ear». 

French people had often traveled along the (iieat Lakes and along the Mau- 
mee and Wabash rivers fur over one hundred years previous to (his Treat) 
and had trading posts at intervals along this route. The Briii»h, the heredi- 
tary enemies of the French, nominally »uccee»led the French in authurit\ b\ 
Treaty in 1763 in this Northwest Territorw The^e peoples here had, on the 
surface, smoothed their quarrels and each was yet couning the friendship ot 
the .\burigines, as before from mercenary- motives, boih of them for the con- 
tinued supply to the Aborigines oi brand), rum and the mo»i o>inni 
chandi>e, in exchange for their pelirie*, which trade had l»een \er\ j 
to the Furopeans. The Britislt. in addition, desired the alliance of the Abor- 
igine warriors against the Colonists. 

The darkest pages in the history ot the i rrndi, tin(i»h, and ilie Al 
in America, are those describing the habituation of the latter to the u»t . ; ... 
toxicating beverages, and their incitings to shed blood of American Col«»nist», 
by the former. The CJovernment of the I'nited States thus received an evil 
heritage, and one from which it has not yet fully recovered. Fhese iniquitous 
incitings of the Aborigines to violence again^t the Colonists began before thr 
Declaration of Independence; and they did not cease with the clcM.e of the 
Revolutionary War. They were continued in this Northwest Terriiorv-, alonj: 
these river thoroughfares, until the close of the War of 1812, and until there 
was a sufficient force of I'nited Staie> tr<mp» il • it this Territory to »u( 

cessfully enforce peace. It was not until after i... i ..jty of CJhent. Decetnbc: 
24th, 1814, closing the second war with (Jreat Britain, that peace with the 
Aborigine tribes in the^e valleys became a«'Sured. 

It was not until this time — at near the age of forty-two years, and after hav- 
ing passed thirty-six years in captivity — that a fixed abode ar ' ■ •-Thing of 
the arts of peace began to satisfy Frances Slocum's natural , , ». Soon 

after this time her wanderings ceased with her removal with her husband 
and family to this Re^-ervation ; and. as the years passed by, with a peaceful 
home, the presence of children, and the accumulation^ of industr>- and 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 



219 



thrift — inbrrd traii»— «hc became coairnir«l, and greatly attached to ber 
bonte Here, about ibe place wberc we are oo«v a»*en)bled, »he lived 
for a period of over tbirty year*, mod bere kbe patted the be*i da)» after 
ber capture — a captive im longer ««brn peace, buroe and family were a»»ured 
to ber. W to ber »ur%iving relative* and vitited b> tome of 

tbetn at tb.« j-.-- '•■ ' ••vn in if* -' - >-•-• • ■ - • - .{jj 

hr»t tinte tbe true ^ :e in ai' lo 

tbeir*; but tbe witberiog environroeni to wbicb the bad been tubjected for a 
long period of jrran i - i the viMa of view, and rea! po*»e%»ed 

by tbem. !' ...... ^^ 

tbor botnc . '•• 

li«e wiib tbem. hr . 

remain in ibc >here ahe bad paMCd over thirty yean ol comparative 

' rt 



I he tittmer proud and defiant tribe of A 
l.cnape«, later kiwwn a* I' 



i>t their rrttMi^jl U\ iftr I mir.l 

ibe Mi< at 



S her captor*, the Ixnm 

num- 

md 

rT. 

to ■ rcMr«-atioo > 

and *\< Miami 



rs and occJtional 
ip around 



I, ber two 
reo whom we are pleated to 



^lalrt ( •n of land at 

tbit place for tbe permanent abode of hcrwif and dr> * the wa» 

made « • rd 

thr ' 

hoi ► . 

aroa* from tbr ng her 

thrftt bv the pioneer white iBen in the ' 

her rc" 

•»J! 1 

four \rar% llrrr, al« 

xKjnger (kihi; the mother ol all ber gr;> 

inc<- 

I — ' .-'. ■• ;..irtf^ to tbe 

rili: _ Born an 

beire*« to all tbe right* of the c -o of ber linw. the wat deprived of 

tb«e rigbtt ■• far at po%tible by a race ' all the meant of 

their tavage ri not "f immediate 

utetothcm;a , ly in uniwin wit'- 

them. And herein mt* tomewhal of an anomaly. There weir mji 
tirea taken by thete Aborigine*, but thr captive*' friends or tbe armiev pui- 
ttied the raplor* v^ " " a rule, thme w^ 

dralh. '•"- "«torc.. ; . . .d». To give u, _, 

firtt c< » of all ron^uettt and all treatie*. The Aborigine* detired to 



220 THH SLOCU.MS OF AMtRlCA 

keep maiiN, if not all, of the children taken by them; but nearly all of the 
white children abducted by them soon died from ^hock, exposure or disease. 
This Captive survived all dangers; and there emanated from her throughout 
her long life, a >ubtilc influence which worked to the control of those of the 
ilitferem tribes with which she lived for her protection and care; and this 
influence also worked directly on her captors for her secretion by them to pre- 
vent her being discovered by those of her race, and to prevent her being sur- 
rendered to tlieni. What was this subtile influence? WheiK-e came it ? What 
its source but her strong, unsinuthered hcreditar\, psychic nature? Was her 
life in its savage, and later barbarous, enviruninent governed bv more heredi- 
tary influences than it would have been had she had a civilized environment 
not in full harmony with her heredity? Probably to, for a les* pronounced 
environment ma\ be stronger in its results than heredity. rho>e persons of 
her race who knew her in her later life have told us that she was revered as a 
queen by the members of her family and their people of the Miami tribe. 
Her auburn hair and fair complexion were but faint outward expressions of 
heredity compared with the ps>chic sentiment that shone through her life and 
manner to a deeper and more ptiwerful and lasting ctintrol oxer those people, 
rheir ileterence and considerati\e treatment of her throughout her long life 
is the brightest and most creditable event in all their histor> ; and this action 
by them also speaks volumes for her equability, and her power over their 
vicissitudes of passion. Her full influence over the Miami people will never 
be knuvxn. Kut the stur\ of her great and benign influence is »u(hcieiitl\ full 
to give us a rightful inference that this influence was successfully exerted to 
the inollitication of their asperities, as we know them to have been mollified 
durini; the time of her adult years; and we believe her influence would have 
been far greater for gmwl but for the man> temptations to strong drink per- 
sistingly and clandestinely held before these people by European, and Amer- 
ican, dealers in strong drink, the enemies of civilization. 

We are now assembled where we can overlook the region «here thi»*e once 
numerous anil p<»wer»ul Aborigines, the Miamis. had their last actual tribal 
existence. When first known to Kuropeans the\ dominated an evtensive dcMnam, 
and could even withstand the Five Nations of Iroquois of the East. When 
fulK conquered the third time by the Inited States early in the nineteenth 
century, their oon<|uerors settled them on a large Reservation which was later 
reduced to " The Residue of the Big Reserve" which embraced the region 
hereabout. November 28, 1840. the tribe relinquished it all excepting this and 
a few other tracts, for a Reservation beyond the Mississippi Rivet 

This is a pleasant region. There i* enough of height and vale; enough of 
precipitous clifl^ and of low and gently sloping banks to the Mississinewa 
River which flows with measur.ible depths at our feet, to endear this rtfpon 
to everyone who loves the open air. Clothed with large forest growth*, well 
intersperst with smaller trees and vines bearing edible nut*, fruits and l^erries 
in abundance, as was this region when occupied by the Miami tribe, it was 
an ideal place to them; and it appear* to us todav an ideal place for this 
commemorative meeting. As the generations, and the crnturie*. come and go. 
and these valleys become densely populated throngs of people will visit thi« 



AND TllklR ALLIANCES HI 

pUcc lu ruju. .... .(Uicl brauly of the lao(l«cap« tu read ihr in«rriptton> on 

(hit mofiumriii, and lu mut uvrr (hr lii»lor> ui ilic vani%hrd racr Mirrr *%, 
4imJ always Mill be from iHc frrr-a»-a-biril animali%iir wandptNni. much of 
paibo* in ihr rDOtidrraiioa of ihr declinr. and of ihr rilinctioa, uf ihr Ahori- 
giiM* in the frr« lifr uf iKcir inbal rela(ioo«, and particularly rritardini; the 
lanfto of il« doini;. Bui ihr %irru \o%'tc of r«rnf«, ihr advancr in riviii/aiioii, 
derrevd ii, antl from i( there wa* no rtcapr .\«*cmbled hrrr, at wr arc toda>, 
with but ihc thadinw of ihr former Miami propln, with the object of com- 
mrmoraiion, it it brAtting ihal we rrct>i(ni/c tomihinic of ihe juMice of iheir 
departure. AlihouKh they ranked well in cantpariwm with other* of iheir 
race, we feel constrained lo My that there wa* nothing in ihrir rharacirr 

irndinK lo develop a civiliiaiion. or any r^ '"' ''"'. «*' impro\e- 

meni of character. For many hundred*, ; . •, of year* ihr> 

had had an evitience in theae valley* or in part* of ihi* beautiful and 

fertile country, and iHeir continued warring* antong ihem*elve» and other 
iribe^ had kept the numfter* of Mirviving tribe* reduced. Nor, under their 
na ' '■ ihey be brc»ugt' . i .i^ 

a< a cent"' , ji. ■ 

i«i ;ih of ihi* * irie* oi .h had 

labored among teveral leading tril md long among ihem, 

<■ rite* be«i rd to wm litem i« ij*; bill 

t' '- - - ■ ■ •' ' --rdi- 



\^ U II II' • .1 V "" ' T ' 

Tjri'\ . ihr r r of 

. alion to any appreciable degrc*. m fetll a* for the progrrta of ihe aryan 

ire, their cofK|ueror*, to take them away from their former haunt* and way*. 

■ , jilier an'l " ' " i' ■ 

ij'-.i-l be con:. .... — ; ;...._ , . 

hibited ; where the youth could be . ! and • lo ihe advantage* 

of «rhool«: and where all per«on* rould be etlucated into the an* of peace and 

indu«lr> ; -'ir^ to ihe i nf land in •everalty, and to their full 

„i„.:.. .. ......... . V. -. i.. .. ., . .._ . .-^ 

4* alway* been 
%low and lediou*, be*et by many olwtacle* Bui, the * Farth i« the Ijord'* ' and 
progrvM in the peaceful. Chritiian art*, i* ibe de*«iny of mankind. No race 
can f< ' «if>p th r«*. In prnporiion a* race* and 

wiih 1 a>». v» \N ; ;v prosper in all of pro»perity ili_. 

Ii i« very plea*ing to immc that Mtne per«on* of the earh 

ice. in later year*, have been mea*urably conforming lo ihi* law and 
thai ihe p' of long life. goo«l health and characir ' all 

material jj>^ '"een at""'",* ''— .^.., <;..,. )^ . „, ,.. ,... . 

them e<)ual • « for »v. . ir new c<>i 

»hr*e wi*er one*, have to Mime degree been improving in Chritiian knowledge, 
in the r<perirT>enial ktK»wledge of agric«ilture and the don>e*tic art*; and have 
been increating in n - ' — - f in material wealth. 'Ihev. in O" 
all other*, are reapn _ >rnefit* from the ri*ing tide of iha: '. 

vilif alion which their fore-bear* could not check, and which i* defined to 



222 THE SLOCU.MS OF AMERICA 

rise higher and purer, le*>sei)ing the mistakes and ameliorating the rigors of 
both the governing and the governed. 

The life of Frances Slocmn, so far as we have l>ecn able to gather its his- 
tory, was in consonance with the law of this civilization. So far as heredity 
could iuHuence her life, it was like unto that of her ancestors — plain in out- 
ward display, free from enervating habits, peaceful within itself, patient in 
doing her duty according to the l>est of her knowledge. Tliis Monument ha> 
been erected by a few persons to perpetuate the story of the happy triuinpli> 
of her strong hereditary nature throughout a long life and under the iikim 
unfavorable conditions. May it stand through future ages as a memento to 
emphasize the great value to every one of a pure and vigorous psychic and 
physical heritage.* 

Good onltT \va/ in.iiiiaiul l>> iiu- inuiiiiuu which krowded around 
the spektTs' stand, altho inan>. perhaps nu>st, kud not wcl hear. At 
the klo/ ov the adres. by siynal ov the Chainnai) the pure white 
drapery fel in havs from the Monunjcni, tlie kords beinj; drawn by 
V^ictoria and Mabel Bondy. kozins, dauters ov Camillus and Judson 
Bondy, and ^reat gramldauters ov the Kapti\. 

Georj^e Slocum Bennett, grandson and s«jn <iv Hon. Joseph Slocuni 

• Before the Sckshon ov Aiithropoloji at The Anual Meting nv The Amei 
ikan A^o^ia^hon for the Advancement ov Siens held in Columbia Iniversiiv 
New York City June 2j to 30, 1900, Pr. Charles E. Slocum red a paper 
mtitled "A Civilized Heredity "- -r than a Savage Knvi: t ' 

l>lihcil in the Life of France* S t Sistx -eight Years a ■ 

the American Aborigines, for years during their most Savage Mate." l"hi» 
article Mated that : 

" Ciiinparatix ely few op|>ortunities have been afforded for the practical 
Ntudy and illustration of the effects of an extreme opposite racial environment 
upon heredity in perversion from civilization. I'lie most notable case of this 
character is presented for our consideration in the person of Francrs Slocum 
who \vas abducted bv American .MM)rigi!ie> when she was five years and 
fight months of age, before any of the teachings and habits of civilized life 
became definitely fixt with her. She remaind lost to her kindred and race 
about tittx-nine years. During this time she lost her mother tongue and even 
remeinbrance of her chiKlhood name, and acquired the milder habits of her 
savage environment, becoming in fact a* fully like the average Aborigine 
woman a» her heredity would permit; ami •>" *lir mniMir.l r,i i!.r limr <>i her 
death. 

The psychic life of this Captive pervert from civilization, --. ;... a» detet 
mined was very like unto that of her ancestors. She was plain and prac 
tical in outwanl displax. while surrouiuled b\ those inclitid t' 
she was free from enervating habits, though in the midst of ^ — . 

industrious, where idleness abounded; cleanly, while surrounded by those 
showing mudi of s«iualor: accumulative, among a wasteful, thriftiest race; 
considerative, and sound of juilgment. in the tnidst of impuUiveness ; and 
patient in doing her duty according to the be^t of her knowledg. 

-A mor extended abstrakt ov this paper waz publisht in the annual volume o^ 
Proceedings ov the Asosiashon. 



AND THfclR ALLIANCES 223 

aiiu >•/ w.iu;< . iianna ho vicitrd Frances hrrr in i8j9. uaz introdust 
and spoke intcrotingly ov hiz mother's diary dcskriptiv ov hrr ant, 
her dauters, and their su round intrs. He kl<»zd by anounsint; his dezir 
for a memorial tablet in Wilkes- Harre, hiz horn sity. to be plast at the 

e ov the Kaptiv't childhood horn. 

Mr*. Lurena Kinn Miller ov W .ton. I). C. red in ple/inu 

mancr her kreditabl pixin entitld France* SUxum. 

'I*hc venerabi (jabriel (itKHroy, son ov the la»t chiet ov the Miamis, 
.17. next kald fonvard. He ^ in tninits animatedly in the 

Miami tung; then chanjing to Uiii> t?oo*l Knglish. repeted \\\z re- 
marks. When he waz a boy he nu Fr.' im. and he told sum 
' akts. Many white men wrr nd'-i :•• the Miami<>, he sed ; 
-oiu tnriii whisky, and ^nt their mony. Hie Slmum family war 
always kiuhI to them; and he e\prr-» ♦'« Miks ov tl»e Mianv» ^"^ ih<- 
■M.-my favors re^evd by the'" »r.,ii< u , ov this family. 

Major .M> F.i.l.lin ov I „ , ma n redy western >peker, 

wa/. then k rward. He vaw I her late life, and 

had great respckt for her. Hr had also tern many ov the Miamis; 
and he repeted oft told Motif, rr • them. 

Kurnel Richard DrHart ov I • I r n<.k briefly in 

d strain. 

\N i;i;.im Crane, ho prepard the grave for Frances' burial, waz in- 
trodust and spok ov the larj atrndans. and ov the solemnity ov the 
lunerml. 

Riten ren ^rr ov ju.'wi C ivont:. a Miksrsiin .Ainciik.iii laiincr, 

living in visinit) uv the grav, wer handed to the *ekretar>. Mr. Ixmg's 
difidem preventing him from speking or redifv »'.'"> »..«..» the 
"idien*. A/ he «le/ird they ar edited az folloz : 

I kam to Indiana in March. 1145. and f\t%t •lopi at Br<Kjilletic'». the »on- 
in-law'« hou«, whrr Franc»», then 1 widow, wai living. Thcr being lum 

•rk to do, I did it for hrr. rating 11 ihr same labl and tlrping in ihr ftamc 
liou* with ihrm. AUrr thi« work wj ' ' ' V, for other 

fjriT^rr. Kut ihc a»«>»i"«' "'>• wcr «o amii.- . -. like her hou» 

•! . \artrr«. H; " luvd ihr kompany ov white men. and hii FrrtKh 

iraktrri«iikf made him a good rnfrrtanrr. Thi» mulled in the ground 
jjiout hi» hou* being a jrnrral gathering pla« - ' ^\■ for al the white 

nr-- •■ •h\% part ov •'•- l-ifn-. Here a pan ... - *va/ pa«t in vari»i» 

(\ ■ «. hor« rai» ng a favorii wun. Mr piryani akwainlan* with 

I ranrr^ koniinurd until hrr delh 9 Nfarch. i&47, no«withManding the fakt that 
•he kud i>n( «prk any F.ngli»h. She kud wel indikat her deiir* hy je^iurz. 
She ond a larj herd ov ponir, a hundred or mor. and ihe made great pet* 
nv fVirm 's)\f wii.l giv them »alt to eat from her ban<l«. ami 'he went frrly 



224 THE SLOCL'.MS or v\!^RICA 

amoii^; thciii wher it wud hav bin daiijeru» fur a Mrauj luau to go. She did 
the work rxpcktrd ov tlir Miami Mim«n. Hrr in aiid kaiid% froiu the kou- 
staiit exponur, wcr alinoM a^ dark ai ihu< uv the averaj Miami wumau ; but 
when she expuzd her aiiiu for »pefthal work, they showd ax white a/ iho/ 
uv any per»uii. She \va/ ov medium highi and wat; had redi»h bru\M> hau 
strekt with gra, and brit brown e\i. My wife vixiied her in Februar>, 1147. 
the month befor her deth, and when khe wax in her u/ual guud helih 
Womanlike »he tuk partikular noii» ov her dre», which »he >ei de»kribi to 
me az a hevy pc* ov blak and red brodkloth belted around her wa»l and 
extending lu the anklt; a blu kaliko wa«t or »liirt with pink rufl»: beded 
dernkin niokasint; and lar), hev>, hafmon »hapi bia» pritdani» <'<>••> <■>/ 
She treted Mr». l^ng ver> ho»piiabl> 

VUv Miainis ov Indiana wtr ncr al prr/cnt at thi» mrtin|£. the- 
nuinbrr briii^ t*^tiinatrd by thuz akwaiurd with tlirm at nrr tuur 
hundrctl. An adrrs troni thrin to thr SKkuiu KainiU wa* handed to 
the Srkrctar>. It waz tvpritcn under letrrhrd ov 'I'he H'ohath Star. 
Indiana, nu/paprr, and withtnit >i^natui. It rrad<» as toloz. vis: 

W'r, the grandchildren, great grandrhildreit, and other relative* and Miami 
friendik, of France* Slocuin, who live in the vicinity of her grave at the for- 
mer Deaf Man'* Village on the bank of the Mi»*i»ftinewa, hereh\ extend 
greeting to the relative* of the 'White Ru»c of ilte Miami*' wito lie* buried 
here. We desire to thank you one and all for the great iuiere«( >ou ha\e 
taken in keeping alive the memory of (.>randma Slucum. and, we ak»urc >ou 
that the work which you have done i> greatly appreciated and we, her de- 
!>cendant!s feel that we are highly favoreil by the irtpcct and love 10 her 

memory which >ou have »hnwn. Withe ' aid and SMistance we could 

not have to honored the memory of our •:' /arted aoccntor. \ our iuietr»t 

in the matter aroused a feeling among ber relative* ihrougb4Mit the I'niicd 
SlatcN that hak re»ulted in the ereaion to her mrmory of thi* beautiful attd 
enduring monument, and we are ju»ll> proud of >ou, ber rr' 

who liaxe taken thi» great interest in ma'V' • " •' ■" iinpc;. 

her la>t resting place. 

Wr extend to >ou a cordial %velcume and hope the metnor> of ihi* dat't 
good work ma> live in your mind* during your eanhl)* exi»tenc< and that 
the fruits of >«>ur genero*ity may stand for age* a* a moouinent to 'I'he lo>t 
child ot Wvoming' to be seen and respected b> coming grneratioo*. Again 
we thank >ou for >our great kindne** and welcome you in our midst 

Prr/ident Arthur G. SI<Kum klozd the eversizc* ov the da\ with 
the benedik^hon. 

Fotograferz wer prezent. and al the Slocuin and alied tamiliz. 
inkludinj; desendants ov Frances, ho wud konsent. wer jraiherd in 
line by the Monument, and toto}:rats wer obtand ov al within vu. 

The butituly kler leterinj: on the Monumen* wa/. red by the mul- 




DESCENDAMS i)K FRAMES SlAK'lM SlIKPtK'ONAII 



And Whiir Kiii»folk. From left In right *iiiiii|{ un rhair«. Miami children 
tin ^rmind : Mr>. WilTam IV. ^^ ' ' Ind. William (;«K!(fo\, rider 

br.nlicr of (iaitrirl. Kllioti I mil. Fhc larger Un in from 

Ju>rph M»n «»t JudMtn I". Kondy. iiahriri ixtjfrm, Rc>cr\c. Ind. William 
H. Tripp. Janr>\illc, Wiv Mr*. Sara Miichctici (tardnrr. Dallun, Pa. Mr». 
l.urrna Kin^ Miller, Wa»hingiun, I). C\ In front in white. Mabel A. fkmdx. 
dan. tif JiidvMi I". Mar\ (iardner. Dalton. Pa. t'larence Slocum. Indian- 
apiili>. To right of Moiiiiinent : \ ictoria Hund>, dau. of C'amillu». On 
ground in front San aniha J. Witt. dau. of Judton C. Hondv. William A. SI" 
cum and wife, BrtH»kl>n, N. V. Jile<. SKtcum Tiiwn, Ea»tiNi. III. Mr» Marx 
SitHinn Murphx. l"on\er«e, Ind. Standing and numl>ered frinn left: i, a. 
W'.lliain Prconga and son j, 4. William 1". Slocum and two daughter*. 
Ictstv I'iiy. 4. I'r iii.lv R m. .,11111 M !!ine3poli». 




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fKWCF*; SLOCIM 

W4» tx'fii in Warwick. Kh<Mlr UIjiuI, Mjtrh — , 

, '. - .^.... .jtivitv itnm her faihrr* huu»r ai \\ilLr«-b«rrr. 

Prnii*^ Uinia. Novrmbrr i. 177I, b% Delawarr Indian* taon afirr ihr \\><> 
ming ma»%arrr llrr brother* ga*r p«r%i*(rn( vfarrh liui did not find hrr 
until Scpirmbcr ji. il)7. whrn. inrlitt«d by a publi«h«d Irlter dncribing an 
agrd while woman in ihr Miami Indian village here, two brother* and a 
titter vitiied ihi* place and iti'- ' She li\ed near here about ]] 

)rar« wtih the Indian ii<" ' \> ' ...^;.. She died on ihit ridge .March 

9. 1I47. and W3t e^^rn ^ j|. 

ihe Icit I'jiici tr,ia\ J/ t'»iu/ 

sllK P< Ml A Miami : oi Francr n— 

MaoMi* -J..*.. »lteU here in itjj ' < '' »;:'■ I iim jdull 
children were: 

Kl-KI-VOK-UM*w«H. wife of Rr% Jran Hapiitie HrrHiilleiir. died March 
I }. it47. agrd 47 )r«ar«, leaving no children. 

<>•/' *M. oc Jar»e. wife of Rev. I'.- died January »$, 

1I77, dK<- "• :f*ts leaving a hu*band and i ,,tn. 

'Ilir hack panrt rradf: 

' ne a *tranger lo her n 

' '' ' ' - if>d an j:irii I" I rr m<Hiirr « cnii- 

d:r ^ . - t, I 

I hi* Monument waa crrctrd I in and otherv who deemrd it a plea*- 

urc to contribute, and waa unvetled by ihem with public ceremonie* May 17, 
1900 

On the rrturn to Peru, the oh»rr* and >iim other n>cmhrr/ «>v the 
Koniite made drtoiir pa*t the home ov (lahriel ( the pur- 

|Mj» oi visiting the Miami Semetery ther. and o. • ar. much ov 

the Mi«i*sine\*a \*al> a/ p \fany started Immuard by fir»t 

tran^; others remand at Peru li»r the morninc tran«, which enabid 
thetn to kompar opin>on» ov the meting, and to extend aku aintanse^. 
'n»e member* ov the Komite at Peru, met late in the evening and 
piezantU kotnpleted the biznes ov the event, klozing with a kordyal 
vote ov thank« to the Sekretary tor the komplet suksrs ov the event, 
which waz without delay or unplrrant fetur. 

Kopy ov the foloing report wa/ sent to each member ov the Komitc. 



Ht>) 



220 THH SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

Defiance, Ohio, May 22ad, 1900. 

To THE Members ok the Frances Slocum Monumekt Committee. 
Ladies and Gentlemen: 

No member of the Committee who was I>re^en^ need l>e told ut the happy 
realization of the mo!>t sanguine expectations at Ke>er\e, Indiana, May 17. 

To those Members who could not be present to share in the pleasures of thi^ 
most enjoyable Kathering I will report in brief, that the weather was mor! 
favorable; that tiie States of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, (>li;i, 
Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois, were well represented 
in the attendance, while the good citi/ens of Indiana swarmed by ihousand> 
The lowest estimate of the number of persons in attendance was 3,000; whilr 
others placed the number at 4, 5, 6, and even as high as 10,000. The e» 
pression "tiie attendance, the ' .Monument, the exercises, and the beaui\ of thr 
country far exceed expectations" was heard ai every turn. It was unain 
mously voted to meet again at the call of the Committee. 

Kighi Members of the Committee were present. Letters expressing the re 
grets of three absent ones were presented by the Secretary. It was decided 
to continue the Committee for the pur|>o»e of protecting the cemetery and 
placing it in charge of the local authorities having control of burial place^ 
and for other commemorative work that might be f 

I'he receipts for the .Monument h und, which si H" 

of the adjournment of the Committee at Reserve, were brought up to a small 
surplus at the evening meeting in Peru. The f(dlowing statement shows the 
receipts and expenditures in brief, taken from the report at Reserve in detail 
accompanied b\ vouchers ; — 

Total receipts from forty-three perstms, $668.10. 
Total disbursements, $664.26, viz: — 

Paid Manufacturers for Wrought Iron ii.m, >-y, iaj; paid Judson C 
Bond\ Carting Fence to Cemetery, $10.00; paid F. R. Lambert for Setting 
Fence, Carting and Setting .Monument, $30.00; paid Contract Price for M • 
umeni, $260.00; Sundry Fx|'cnditurcs of Secretarv, $3](.i6; Sundry Expt:. 
ditures of James F. Stuiesman, $21.10; Sundry Expenditure* of Treasurer 
$10.00; leaving balance in hand, $3.84. 

The contract prices of Motunnent and Fence were very low, the agent for 
the former accepting no commission on the sale, and the latter was bo 
directly from the manufacturers, Fhe Champion Iron Co. of Kenton, » ■ 
at the former low price <if iron. Fhis, and the gratuitous work of the t. 
mittee's Secretary and Treasurer, and the Cu- man at Peru, gives i. 

an investment at Reserve of over one thousan . .. .a:s in value. 

The enormous pressure from great masses of humanity hanging on the ne\% 
fence 'Fhursda\, re-ulted in breaking ■ -r and in making other rr 

necessar\. I'he great strength of the - attested bv the comparai 

slight damage it received by such treatment. 

We owe a debt of gratitude to the newspapers everx where for the full and 
pleasant manner in which the\ ha\e treated the story of Frances Slocum, and 
the designs of this Committee from beginning to the present time. From their 
influence alone we may feel assured that there should be a much larger and 
heartier response if this Slocum Memorial Committee decides to call another 
reunion, be the meeting held at Reserve, Wilke^-Barre, or at the time and 
place of some general exposition. 

Cordially yours, 

CHARLES E. SLOCCM. Secret.\ry. 

Note. By notis ov the Secretary, the foloing namd memberz ov the 
Komite vizited the Semetery together May 3, 1907, and instituted nescsarx 



\Mi imiR M.LiANcrs 227 

It, \it Elliol r. Slocum. C<ror|{r S. Bennril, C'harin 

f ' ' . - ' - - '- < *•-»,>. anil Jfwcph A. Kctin> • 

-r a ir. . : I . - .in at the oltr ..t her last 

iic, the j f her capture, has been reali/il. 1 iii> move- 

mrnt was led by (Jcurije SI<K.iiin Bennett, resident there, and resulted 

I a ucll-dciignd bron/e tablet 41 x 2«)',. inches in size being placed 

Novenjber, 190O, the 128th ar if)' of her capture, on the outer 

uall and just to the left of the mam entrance of the building of 'I*he 

\\'\Minini; If ' ■ \\ . ^Harre. Penns\l- 

i. on ii I ut tht9 > 1 Ills tabiet reads as follows: 

Im Mr- ' g or 

W^iiVIIM. V , , t 11 11 • 

f.rt .' i"t N . wu A 

VS THI |)«t-CHTtR or I 

joKATtM' I airr > \\% I): :> Ijvikc Nkai 

Put'. Ivi i», Ilj7. Mir Diro M\rcii 

" li47. i--.. • i''vi.% NmiMttti i. iyo<». 

Pie tablet a -n «it Kast North 

and Sojtt Strrrts w«?h V snia Avenue, with a block marking 

the location of thr -8. 



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Sloruin Brnnrtt. 

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Jamrn F III. 

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Phillip* V\att, NcM \ itti I ii\, Si<ii«); Anna H Harrr. Pa., 

(loojo. \' >'«'.-"•«, v« • Indian- 

apolis, Ii. Wm. S 

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Ii.: -. '..- .-.. ... ... , : ..-. . :- -. -..::.. i .- : ' '. 

N. Y.. Sfxao: William A. Slocum. i. N. Y^ fnxn; Charlw Adamv 

\T , ■ ' •• • ■. •,'.• •; •■ y '- . 

w 

III., $tJOo; Kill Mocum. Prana. III.. $$^: Alircl NN lilouKhSv Ph.ia 

drlphia. Pa *- ' - '- Rtmn \\ " -" • i ....... irlphia. Pa. $1.00. 

William r ^ \ I '^ « /\. Phrlp«. Wilkr.-Barrr. 

IVi ^ Mi« .Martha B. I :r. Pa. $2o<o; Prc»i.1r;!: 

.\- r! V.'. „ Kalar ,: .). Ntr». Frank V. P.v. - 

r \\r* Jii m l.rwiv Bcavrr Falk N. Y, |^ • 

Mr. (I - 1)1. >i<yi: Mr T. F. Miller. WrhMcr ( 

lo««a. Si Intl. Sir*i; Jamr« M. SluCuman. Peru, I; ; 

ftcoo; I haric* K Nl«>cum. Dcfiancr. Ohio, Tim« and I^bor a> Secretary, 
t — Tnial. |i,04].io. 



228 THt SLOCL.MS OF AMERICA 

Another tablet, 25 x 18 inches in size, was placed on the Public 
School buildintj upposit the place of capture. It reads as follows: 

Frances Sloclm M.\-cos-a-<jl'ah was C^ptikeo Nea» This Spot bv [ 
Delaware Indians | November a, 177*. 

In a long notice of these tablets, and of the person they conimeiiK)- 
rate, the leading newspaper of Wilkes- Barre stated that " the stealing 
of the child and the search for her which lasted for half a centur\ 
form the most interesting romance, and next to the Wyoming massacre 
the historic event, of the \V)X)ming \'alle\." 

R. Nelson Uenriett, niember of the Council of the City of Wilkes- 
Barre, originated a Park Commission for this cit> ; and to torward 
the movement his father sent the following communication to its 
members, viz: 

\Vilkc»-Bjrrc, April i;, 1^07. 

Messrs. Irviii): A. Sirari)», Aniliuiiy L. Williaint, Jjiiir* M. Bulaiid, William 
S. Cioff and Daniel F. C'armody. \Villr»-Harrc Park t'omini»»ion. 

CJentlcincn: — 

For some time 1 liuxr l>cru urcailv iiilrrr»lcd in Park* and Pla>Kroiind» 
for in> naiivr placr. 

In the mure ihicklx puriiont of our city iherr is a great need of Pla> ground* 
fur the children. I wish to do sumeihing to lir ' 1 stand 

ready to deed to the city of NVilLes-Barre, lor Pari 1 ... , d purpu»r», 

the free and uninterrupted use and absolute control of the surface of the lo«, 
now owned h> ine, at the northea»t corner of North Pennsylvania avenue and 
Scott streets, in the Si«teenth ward of the said city, if the same shall mert 
with \our approval. 

The lot i> about three hundred feet on Penimlvania avenue and one hun- 
dred and thirty-seven feet on Scott street. This gift it made on conditioa 
that il>e said premises ^hall l>e used only for Park and Pla> ground purposes 
and >l>all at all times hereafter l>e and rentain open and uno»»structed. and 
that the Chy of Wilkes-Barre shall continue it* Park t'ommi»»ion and continue 
to make sufhcient appropriations of money for the pr<»{icr e<;iiipment and main- 
tenance of the Play C>round. 

As this lot came to me from the Hon. Jo»eph Slocuin, my grandfather, and 
is alnu>st the identical spot where Frances Slocum. my great-aunt, was cap- 
tured by the Indians, Noveml>er 2. 1778, when five years of age. and whose 
capture and subsequent diocover) was one of the most tragic events in the 
early history of Wyoming Valley. I desire that this Play Grtnind be called 
the 'Frances Slocum Play Ciround' as a memorial to her. 

Very truly yours, 

v.K>. >. Brwrrr. 



AND THflR ALLIANCES 22*) 

I > lut ot land, brint; %i(uairil near ihr hu«inrv^ part ut the city, 
i« very \ It wa» the hr*t Public lMa> ground procntcd 

or (»btaind, and it wat rrcdvd with j<>\. It was publicly drdi> 
^arrd }o ] 107, in the preience oi teveral thmisand pc«»ple. fully 

fu!f oi \%tiuin w n. 'Ilie^c children n drills, 

relay r I 1 R NeUon Krnnrtt, icpicMrntcd the 

an in* ^' addrr - Me 

a I') a rrjuoriitative 01 :;ic 1 aii. v. on who rcicrd 

:...-»: . . to the d<in«»r. also to the • -^ M.un.i ihe Park Ordi- 

:A (243) 

^I^»^' M ( .l/w/or lnuii,' Jonalham* Jo$ff>k.* i. 

uel.* (i f^(i,ony.') wMZ born ij March. i8*u, at the preirnt 

I vania. She ther nvarid 30 Au?u«r, 1818. a« 

^rkond ui' ) Hardinc. Kfidv>n( ?) ov Kaplan 1 Hard- 

n ov the rrlint >*\ the \\ 1 \*o ov hir 

^ \%-er kild bv the «a- the day brior the Rati, an \ 

\l ^^ \lr H .1 . Irving two 

•f-r* and iuur »ufi», \» - fir»t wife — lt.u- 

mim( ?) marid P ' ■« Hardini: marid 

' f 'k H. krru , :5iir u.cu 1 .%;:... lns•^ ner K\eter, Va. 

Ilri I 111 <j ten b)- lir*! manj. H-rr: 
I. )nnx W H^T- - '- ' ' 
ii tlviiitr (I . d in ittj ( >) 

Nil II «• a. Mo, in 1I72 

i\ ^ • I M ll\tM\c. died 10 I mnnarr durioft ibc War ov ihr South* 

> V\' •<■ .tiivi t».... In r*'*" T ■'»rfn Couniv. Pa. Marid 

Ward anti Marry pio- 
ncra oy W . Valjr. Their wn jotin W. Ilarding wa> born 

st \\»\. it6|. marid iiuthrie ThoniKm. dauicr ov Frank, von ov 

• !• • 

»Tt frirrrri I" thr ■ m* f ht I tit 

' H'f^ -r-- '<» RfV . ... f MfOrnif h\ 

\r> Mioff. •■ 'liilfr •( Ihr I imm I'c Dr. H. t 

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. ...na* II'-'- •■"'■. ^ - ' '-n K Mr,-- 

it9l. fr-. \tafihj ' 

i**i» Phrlp*. I90). 



230 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

Dolctor Thomson and wife Jciuiir Lcighton, dauier of Cicorgt 
Mrs. Harding also ha/ ansesiors Urquehart, Ciardner and Har- 
ris, ov the erly Wyoming. John W. Harding iz a lawyer in 
Paterson, New Jersey. He lia/ wun child, Jean Guthrie, born in 
1902. 



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HanX-A" SloCU.M {Maj. Isaac' Jonathan,'^ Joirph/ Gitfi* Suin 
uel/ Giles,- Anthony,^) waz born 21 March, 1814. in Tunkhanntxk 
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. She movd with her parents to Yori 
Tp., Sandusky Co., Ohio, in 1823. She iher niarid 18 Novcmbei 
1835, Samuel Erastus Walter, btjrn 27 April, 1812, in Homer, New 
"^'ork. They setld on a farm ner Bellevue, Ohio, and ther died, sh' 
May. 1880, he in 1897, and uer burid in Stront; Rid^e Cemetei\ 
ther. Children: 

i. .\IicM\Ki. Walter, b. 2a Nov., i«J7; died j8 February, i«6o. 
243B1 ii. .\iM\ 1 ui i^K Walte*. b. II Dec. 1S40; n\. Vincent A. Shank 
land. 

I.VDIA Rrni VNaiteh. b. 2 Oct., 1X41; m. \V H Long. 

She died 12 .March, 1867. 
Wii.iiAM Charles Walter, b. 9 April, 1S49. "<^'' Bellevue, t>hio; 
mar. ther 20 April, 1871, Mary Kli/abeih More>, b. 6 April, 
1850, in l.xine Tp., Huron Co., Ohio, dau. ov Kouse Browning 
and .Martha Jane ( Walter. '1 More> . A traveling salesman. 
Re/ides (1906) Bellevue, Ohio, Children: 1. Samuel Morcy, b. 
19 May, 1874. He is a pharmacist in Bellevue, 1907. 2. Lydia 
Orace. h. 18 Oct., 1878. She 1907 is a graduate iiurs at Bellevur 

24:: ill L'4;:r. 

Ai.M.\ LoL isL WMiiR. h(»rn 11 Dec., 1841). near Bellevue. Ohio 
marid 11 Dec, i8(X), N'incent Alexander Shankland, bt»rn 2 Feb. 
183b, in Canaan, Ohio, son ov Robert and Abigail (Whitmorc) 
Shankland. Tha livd at Oberlin, O., until 1864: at Bellevue until 
1870; at Benton Harbor, Mich., until i8q6, since which date tha ha 
bin at Sand Lake. Michij^an. Tha wer edukated in the Publik Skoo 
and in Oberlin College: ar members ov the Presbyterian Church. A 
fruit grower. Children: 

i. Jessie Louse Shankland, b. Nov. 1861; died 21 Nov., 1861. 
ii. Walter Shankland, b. June. 1863. He waz edukated in the Put> 
lik Skool, at Olivet and HilNdale Colleco. Michigan. Haz ic 
zided in Chicago several yerz. 
iii. Nor \ Lydia Shankland, b. 26 Jan.. 1866. Attended Oberlin Col- 



.\NU TMfclR ALI-lASv I -. 231 

Irgr. Shr «««• drownd )o June, it9o, ai Brnmn llarUir. Mirh , 

and «ta< ihrr buried. 

WD, U. 4 Dct . I Son. lie ! the 

ii- ik- Died 14 Sepj., 1901, ji( i . Kap- 

ld^ Mich 
V. WitiJAki RustiT SlIAKfcL^KD. b. II June, 1171. Attended Olivet 

College. Mar. Fcb^ 1904. Cecilia Richard* w Akroo. U. Tha 

retide ' ? 'n. Nehratka. ( ' ' ' 1. Kdiiha Lnuiic; 

In* at J Caiherii.. ard«; 1906 at Sand 

Lake. Mich. 
vL EsKtfT CurroK SHAKktwo. b. at June, 1I74: d. 16 July, 1874. 
vii. F - , \' . f 1, , 

t>iii.« i "'"K^t "•'"1 'HI" r\</tiir'' i"/»"' ^i 

riii. Luov EaArru* Sii ■ '. b. 14 Jao^ iSSj. Aiirtidcd .\ima 

ColleK<> lie refidev U Seattle. Wa* 

_■; ' 

Kt .MIM.lON" 5UM.L M 1/ 

u<i. «./ ' />i/Ao«|'.') ua/ K>:ii II ju.\. iQa, in 1 I'lk 1 m\mi 

San()ii^»> V. .mnty, ncx the Vilaj tiv licllrvur, Huron C •• 

>, and \\a/ thrr rrrJ on a farm. Hr \«a/ thrr mar id 4 ,1 
iSj: tn Flira Ophelia, dautrr ov Dyrt and I)t.in.i irir'.ti 
in iH4'< tn .1 tarni in Wnlrr Tp.. ^^ 
il the Rr/ .n ov Kra; u, the K.ipt;\. and rhrrr 

he died i8 januar>', iSoo. Wa/ hurid in the \Vr'.Ir\an M 
'emeter>* about t^*"© miles fr hrmie. Hi/ u idn movd to a fmnn 

:» Harri«nn County, Iowa, abotir 1S74. and • d. nrr M 

i'» .April. iS<)i. C'liii'lren: 
.11 MvtuK A-, b. 7 Mar, 1(44: re. John A I d. 1I7J. 

»• i;r, b. 7 Fr' •; • ' *• 

' \ I^ b. J3 '^ 
4 \r. Citoacc F., I». 7 Augi, liso; m. Hulda Ctraham. I). 19 Dec, iS99- 
▼. GiLU Fraxkuk Piracr^ b. in ttss: d. a6 June, iSto. 
vi. Jr.Mir F^' i in il<6. Died ly .Xpril. 1S60. 

vii. r>'»»i. '<•' •<". Died 10 March, iS-« The la»t 

rn wer -r their father. 



24:i(l 'J4::<" 

VIarIAV Ami;UA* Su>< Gcorgr R..* Iianc.' Jonathan.* 

^otrph^ Giln.* Samyrl.* GUet.' Jnthony.^) war born 7 M.irch, 1844. 

n Rochester. New York, and war rerd on a farm at Reserve. Indian.i: 

*va/ edukated in the Publik SkooU, and in the Raptist Semin.ir\ . 



232 THE SLOCLMS OF AMtRlCA 

Indianapolis. She marid at Rrscrve in Srptember, 1805, John 
Alphtrus Litzcnbrrtjer, born August, i8j9, in Hancock County, 
Ohio, and rcrd from the next spring on a farm in Butler Township, 
Miami Co., Ind. Hi/, father. Isaac Lii/enberger, plated on this 
farm the Vilaj ov Peoria, Reserve Postofis. He also plated a lot for 
a skool ; bilt a dam akros the Mississinewa River four miles abov its 
mouth for water power, and a flouring mil. He also kondukted at 
Reserve a jeneral stor and slauter hous; also bill several brick bi/nes 
houses in Peru, Ind., and engajd in merkantil bi/nes ther. He also 
kondukted hiz farm; and wa/ interested in the biznes aktivitiz along 
the Mississinewa up to Somer>ei. Wabash County, with hiz son Perry 
in Houring mill one mile and a half belo, and with hiz son-in-law Mc- 
L<-an in wolen mil at SomerNet. At the aj ov twenty yerz John 
Alpheus Litzenberger went to California by wa ov Panama, to mine 
gold; and returnd after wun yer's absen>. He enlisted agen>t the 
Southern Rrbelyun and Nervd az a soljer in Co. K. 8th Re^^t. Indiana 
Cavalry, which waz the 39th Regt. Iiui. Infantry, mounted. Hr 
waz with Kilpatrick's komand in the March to the Sea, He roevd 
an onorabl dis^harj 20 July, i8(>s. at I^xington. North Carolina. 
Tha died, she 27 November, 1873, on the farm at Rexrve, and wa/ 

burid in the semetery ther. He marid srkond He died 23 

December, 1S7W. on hi/ farm wun mile ea-' "^anta be. Miami 

Co., Indiana. Children: 

24305 i. France* S. UTZESBEacM. b. 20 July, 1I66: m. l^»- 
24jC6 ii. Alma LiTZENBtiiGE*, l>. 1 Jin., 186S; m. Ch»». R. \S iin« 

iii. Iswc Bios I.ir/tsBEiicet. b. ij Feb. 1S70. After dcih ov hi/ 
l>arcni* be lived \>iib bii unLI, Perry IJiienbcrger at Conver^e 
Ind., and later with hiz relativ, Elmer Schrader, in Howard Co 
Ind. He akwird a komon vkool cduka»hon; workt a» printer 
in Kokomo; a» fireman on the Lake Street Flevated R. R. in 
CMiicaKo; a» enjiner on the C. and N. W. R. R. out of Chicago; 
and az partner in a nu/paper at CJrerntowrn. Ind. He iz (1907 
enjiner on The Toledo. St. L. and W. R. R-. with rezideni in 
Frankfon. Ind. In Chicago he waz Sekretary ov the Brother 
hood ov I.okomotiv Firemen'* I (Kl^e. and ov the C. and N. NN'. 
R. R. Firemen. He i/ a P\thian Knight. Hi/ rekrea»hon iz am- 
atur fotografy in which he duz good work. He mirid is May. 
1900, Agne«> PaiterMtn in tireentown. Ind. 
jv. Fi AVii.i A LirzENBERGER, b. 187a: m. 14 Aug.. it9S, William Frank- 
lin I.ivezey, b. 1872 on a farm ner Point Isabel. He died in 
this town .n- tuberkulosis 22 Mar., 190J. and waz bur. about two 
miles S. E. ov ther. He wa/ a skool techer, and much belovd 



AM) TIlUa ALUANCbS iJJ 



WtJ too ov AoMW anti Sara (Dowo*) Livctry rxirntiv iarmen 
net Point l»«brl whrr Flavilla 1907 livt with wun child, t>o(ial<i, 
h 10 Oct.. il9«. 
(>iij«L.c ((IMMM Ijr/t\Brtcra, b. 4 Nov . it?i: A. «oun. 



J43C 

M \»V CoiiiJU.i \ SuHTU.M {(iforfe R.* haac.^ Jonathan.* Joseph.* 
Giltt.* Samuel.* Giift,' Amtkony.^) wzz born 7 Kcbruar\. 184O. in 
Bcllrvuc, Ohio; and wzr. rrrd on a farm nrr Rrsrrvr, Indiana. Wax 
rdukatrd in thr Publik SkooU, and in the Baptist Seminar), Indian- 
apoli*. Shf wax mar id at Rrvrvr, 1 January, 1 872, to I^rvin (ira- 
ham Murphy, born 1H41, in Hardin, , 1 > ,,_ 

and rrrd at Rr«rr\-r. Indiana, whrr he aatttrd hir. Uthrr. Cjrorgr (i. 
Mwrphjr, in the m; Mr rnli^trd a;;cn*t the Southern 

RcJk-Uom and tcrvd in the 40ih Rei^. Ind. Int. Way. wunded several 
timet. lu/inK an e>-e in the BatI ov Mi\)vin Rij. He uaz diM-harjd 
AZ Ser Rrtwrnin^ from the army, he made uacom at I*ci»ria. 

Revr\e I' and about 187s m \ i (now Converw) 

Ind., wher he »a/ V i to tak c! a turnitur faktor)* to aav 

a loan he had made the kon«rrn. He k- rnc*. extending 

it to a jenrral planing mil «, and ak< I therby 

a I fortun. \\r Md : a i' • < m po > 

I<ateriy he hmz bin ; resort — for 

rek- i* the (.tult 0% Mr\ik<>. at Cataluu, Lulifornia. etc. 

He no;»i» ' P in the Tuna Litrht Takl Club ov Avaion, also 

the W r' : . :u tor ka- ' a Hlak H ' ! n. he bring- 

ing I" U'l * k.tt,h wamg tifiii iiiiidred and iiiiiij "ix c'lind* f - .' 
an J Stream. November, I90O. 

Mr». \T>fr>'iv ua* a woman ov strong individiiinnv ov plezing 
adre« and ^ art. ever rrdv to rele\' hrr .ikwair when in di»- 

trn from any kaur. She war. an ernr»t *. m. at fir»t a worker in 

the Hapt;*t Church and. when removd froni .,• with the Pres- 

byterian*. She bekamc grativ interested in the devndants ov Frances 
Slocum. the Kaptiv, anti p.i --d in the erek*hon ov the monument 

at the Kaptiv'« grav in 1900. bhe died 2 April. UnM; wax burid in 
the butiful I. O. O. K. Semeter> wun mile ea*t ov Converge. Indiana. 
Child: 

i F.THfi Mt ariiT. h. 19 Feb., 1I75. at Re^rrre; m. as June. if9<, 
joMph A. Kennv at ("onvei^*, Ind , wher tha 1907 reiide. '"' 



234 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

dren: i. Ltrvin Cjraham, b. 25 Sep., iKyX; d. 21 Aug., 1900. 
2. Josepli A. RrmiiigTon, b. a Apr., 1900; d. 7 Sep., lyoo. 



•J43C '3 24M< ' 

Eliza ls\bii. :5i,ucl M (Cjrorfc M..' luau. Jonulnun, J'jxpt. 
Giles.* Sarnutl/ Gilesr Anthony,^) waz Ixjrn 22 March, 1848, on .1 
farm in Waltz 1 p., Wabash Co., Imliana. Shr marid William A. 
Harris. Tha movtl to, or ncr, Clayton, Iowa, and thrr hr dird 7 Srp- 
ttmbrr, 1 872, and waz thcr burid. Shr marid srkond. Jamrs Find- 
lay Ford, a sivil enjinrr, 2"> March. 1877. Hu rczidc in 1907 in 
Los Anijelrs, California. Children, bv lir>t marij : 

i. MistK\.\ S\k\ H \liKl», !•. il .Ma>. iKftl, ai Pu»(\illr. Iowa. .Mar 
26 lite., 1890, J. Ijoui* .Murphy. 'I"ha 1907 rr/id in Ijo» Angrles 
Calif. 

Hv sektind niarij : 

ii. CiAKCKCe FuftO, b. ij Apr., i>7l. iirr Mat(iK)lt4. llarri»oii Count>, 
loMa. Dird 11 .May, itlo. Wa< buried ai Audubuo. la. 

iii. EvERCT (Jkk.%ld Fu«i>, b. 27 Mar, 1IS2, .\udubun. la 

iv. CVcil Karl Ford, kirii ij A : ■ 1*84, ai \Ve*»nii;i"" -j'"|'k». 
St»uiii Pakoij. I)icd 28 M.i . ati.l tnir ibcf. 

V. Alta Iris Fimid. born 12 Marrh. 1 . Iowa. 



2i3C4 J4.iC 

George Frederick* Si-ocum (Georgf /{..* /».. ' ,nathan.* 

Jost-ph,^ Giles,* Samuel.^ Giles.' Anlhunf,^) wa* born 7 .■Xugu-T 
1 8 SO, in Walt/ Tp.. Wabash C'<>.. Indiana. Hr tnarid tlicr 1 7 
(\tobrr. 1S72. Hulda, dautrr ov Hrnrv and Sara (C<»nrad) Grahani. 
Tha movd to Harrison Co., Iowa, in Junr, 1877. and dwrlt for a 
time nt-r Magnolia. Latrr, hr waz r; ' ! by thr Chicajro and 
\orthw fstt-rn Railroad Compan\ az brij ^.tnK-ntrr. Hr waz iniurd 
14 Dtcrmbrr, 1800. in railroad aksidrnt. and dird four da\^ aftrr- 
ward at hiz horn in Mi<is»niri \'i'^ T"u . 'I''i 1 ^rr innnHrrs i.v rhr 
Christian Church. Childrrn 

1. GEOHcr Orv\l, b. 5 Se(. , i>-_;. in NN'ali. . , \Vjba»h Co.. Ir-'"-- ■ 
Died ther Jan., 1S-4. \Va/ burid in \Vr*lr>an M< 
Scmctcr> 
243C7. ii. Adei.bert v., b. 6 C»cf., 1875: m. Nellie T. Pon» in i^ 

iii. NtxRlAN Cl \Rl\D\. b. ji Pec., 1877; m. 14 -Apr.. iv». a\ i <>^an 
Iowa, Clifford C. Hiddlr»ton. wm ov Jo»eph H. and Kmma iRod- 
ger«), b. in Obio and rerd in Kan«a» and Iowa. He it a kom'l 
traveler; member I. (». O. F. and ov I'niied Com. Trav. of .\m 



AVD THtIR ALl.I\NCES i I «: 

She is HMM. ov the ChriMiao Churcli. Ilia 1907 midr at Coun- 
cil Hlui*, la. 1 I. Ja«rph ¥1^ b. i] Jan., 1901, 
at \!' ' - - !j j . ^ :rrli«. b. a^ ."^ , 1905. 
IT. M%iY > 2t A . s; m 6 May, 190}. j. C. Barkrr at 
Couacii bluffv Iowa. Rr/i<lro> oat rrporfvd. 

' at Ma\, 1I90. Lira 1907 wHh Kit motber at 
Couacil liiuiiK 1<>^« i 



FRAN'CI* . Lii/fc'N'BCKt.rll yj'jkn ./. mh.* .U..'.„'. / 

Slo<mm) y^^j - Tuly. 1800. at P- - • » ''• ^ 

C\»unrv. I-'--- '. -•• ''■- wxf t\. , „., ,.,;,,.; ill'.. 1 iii7. 

yrr. H',/ •■ •' ■-• ......> ^< -^ ...vh ihr 

fa:? ' •' v.Vrr .^, jr..., movd to 



1 1 . 



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. I -: I) 



Murphv, J4 He rrf' 

& St. U • Pan I Ind.. two >cr7 
rhrn • ^ . <or two yrr«. attrr 

uhu h tir the m ' Kfif Rv. hr*t a/ 

tr.i tltm m% Xr i •! M :' 

rttrf. 1 n I'j" li 

a/ klrrit ;n tnr * in OiKa;;u. 

Ilrrr hr r *•"' ov the 

» " ' ' '•'rktrtl 

... ' thr 

\\'.\ ', I . r Yrr . M<- 



u .1 



> af TVn 



Sr. I.' und '18 

h,/ pi . nd a rrtail 1 

yard at M n. Ind.. under the I name ov I he 

Murphx .inil Kuntf Lun>Hrr ' 

tary and Manairr »»^7« '^' -' •"" 

Vi« V- t and Iff 

The Nr%* C«*tle I C«.. 1 iif •^ *-*:> ' 

'I*hr Puhlin Lumhcr C*>.. and The \Va\nr v ninty Lumi'ci \^y. ,1 



2;ib THE SLOCUMS OF AMhRlCA 

Cireen's Fork, al in Indiana, and suk^stul konscrns. He waz wun 
(A' the thre inkurporators ov The Indiana Bottle Konipany at Shirley, 
and waz its first sekretar>. He is, 1907, sekretary ov the Muncie, 
Middletown and CJreenheld Trakshon Konipan\. In p«ilitiks he i/ 
Rrpublikan; waz deleyat to the State Konven>hon from Starke 
Kounty in 1898, and from Henry Kounty in 1902. Ha/ servd two 
terms az Kounsilman in Middletown, Ind.. wher he rezides in 1907. 
He iz also Prezident ov the Bord ov Kdukashon. In Fremasonry he 
iz Knights 'Feniplar, and a 32** Skottish Rite. He also belongs to the 
Mystik Shrine at Chicago, and to the Klk^. Haz held the highest 
niasonik ofis in Middletown, and hiz sukMr« in lyob rezulted in hiz 
reseving from hiz fraters a solid gold charm, diamond studed. In 
1907 he represented hi/ Master's Ivodge in the Convocation ov the 
(irand I^dge. He waz marid 9 IJccember, 1887, in Middletown, 
by Rtv. \V II Pierce, M. E., to Mary Kleanor Wattrrs. born 11 
April, 1808, at Kenton. Ohio, dautrr ov Socrates and Sara Jane 
(Campbell) Walters, desest. She iz a gradual ov Indiana State 
Normal Skool at IVrre Haute, and haz been a student at Earlham 
College. Richmond, Ind. At the time ov her marij she waz teching 
in the Publik Skools, Middletown. She haz a lokal reputa>hon a/ » 
good elokushoniit ; i/ member ov the .Methodist Church. Haz bm 
Prezident ov The Athene Circle, the i\rst wimen's club in .Middle- 
town, and Prezident ov the Henry County Federation ov Wimen's 
Clubs in i»>os. Hia own a komfortabl htmi, and a good library, 
which tha trezur hily. Base Ball iz hi/ favorit in athletiks. He 
haz taken grat interest in the ritcr's jenealojik work, and kontributed 
nraterialy to the rekord ov hiz rrlati>'$. Haz also dun cfUhent work 
az member ov The Frances Slocum Monument Kommiti. Children: 

i. l.Kvis .MlrpiIV LtTZENBeftCEt, b. 29 Nov. 1X91, Midillrtowrn. 
ii. S.wit'Ei. WArrEns IjTZEXBEKcea. b. MiddlcioMn. j Nov.. 190a. 
iii. Frxnces Llcilie LrrzE\BEftCE«. b. it Jan., 1907, .Middletown. 



2A:\CG 24H(T 

.Al.MA I.lT/KNBKROfcR (John A. and Marian Amelia* Slocum) 
waz btirn on a farm ner Reserve Post»»h<. Indiana. 2 January. i8(>8. 
Slie waz marid December. 1888. to Charles Rosecran* Wintz b(»m 
II Januar>. 1803, son of Daniel and Sabrina (Truckcss) Wintz. 
Th.i rezide on their own e\>elent farm <»\ • ikerz in the north- 



AND THLIR ALLlANCfcSk 2^ 

ostrrn part ov HouarJ County, about 17 miln from Kokoino, 1m- 
ianj. ChilJrrn: 

i. Fl.«KCtt <.;ftUi%M Wiimt, b. 29 Aug^ itl9 Is 1907 ia the •rkouti 

jrvr or TW Coavrrw. IimI^ Hic^ ^> 
tt. t its Wivr/. born ij ' «,.• 

iii * \Vi\i/, \t€Hn i] Apt . I- i 

i» Wivf/, born lu ' '> i«vt 

born J9 N . - tt9t. 
*i »Ttiii I • Wiirrx, born 1 No*r - ; 

vii. Mtiv Ai^vit Wi^krx. bom 1 V- iyu4. 

Ai- ni*! ill "• '"* ^- tTM (< Z' . i,f'"iiK. i' 

J'yni.lh,:m.* Joif^k. i...... ..immrt.' w.... .f-'*"-M.M war. {>-•:;. 

6 October, i^-« In Waltr Tp.. \Vaba%h <* ' and wa/ rrnl 

from thr a - \m ■". 1 ?arm nrr " I >\*a. Hf wrnt 

to thr Blak H i thrr It%d five 

m, lour »r » I - ■ Hrnnan on the F. K. ami M \'. Kailuax. 

THr ah Sr; »< hr u ay mari«l at H««» ^ S. IX, t«» 

N -I, 15 < ' dautrr 

or 1 ii.l Mary A. (Krya) Pottv the former bom in 

^^ the latter in V «. AJelbert ua/ p \ 

Id enjincT m t~ movd to Denver, and he 

I • on ttic i • and ~ U«a> whn Itr 

/ •« »'^ M ■ uv i he H .1 «fc i • tiv En- 

■■■'r; \\i ' Kon\ 1 in 1904. 

I I ar meiii* ir iv-niaii \_ati!'_'.ii_ v.iiurch. diaurrn: 

vi M. bora 7 ft itt9. in Wni'vYtvood. Lawrrnc* 

' Vf ... t . U._,t I,. 1-..I0. 

t 

244 A <J44> 

IUn'VA Km -cum (Horn. Jttif^h.^ J- * Joie^h.* Gi 

Smmmfl} i, tntkony.^) \va/ bom \^ Apr ^ -i, at WilU. 

4rrr. IVnn«\ivania. She war marid iher IS November. 1825. bv 
Re%-. Cicorer Prck. to Z Sj Hrnnett bom in Wr 

> November. l8«*t>. fourth child ov Piatt Bennett ■ tanner, anti 
Nfjrf^i.^ \\*^"-r|er hi« wife. Thi* war a fortiinat union. Both Ac- 
rian. wel-poird karaktrr« that not only won ««i» 



238 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

to themselvs but exerted a far reachinji influens for j^ooil to others. 
He waz elektcd to the lower hous ov the State Legislature in the 
yerz 1833-34; and uaz chozen Asosiate Juj in 1842. He waz iden- 
tified with many ov Wilkes-Barre's larj industriz. and akumulated 
a fortune. Tha died ther, she s February. 185s. he 4 November, 
1878. Chihlren: 

i. Joseph PL.\n BtKNErr, b. 4 June, 1828; d. 8 June, 1829. 
244A1. ii. Martha W. BtssErr. b. z Aug. i8jj; in. John C. Plir" 
:!44A.:. iii. CJeorce S. Kev.vett. '■ 1- Aug., 1*41; mi. Kllfii U" N 

244 A 1 L'44A 

Martha Wheeur Htv.s'ETi (Zilfa ami tiift Uanna i." Slo- 
mm) waz born 2 August. 1833. at \N'ilke>-Harre, Pa. She waz ther 
niarid 20 Sept., 1854, *<J Jt)hn Case Phelps, who waz born 20 -April, 
1825, at (jranby, Connecticut, son ov Janian H, and Abigail (Has- 
kins) Phelps. John waz a desendant in the si.vth jenerashon from 
\Villiam Phelps who fled fn»ni Kn^land in 1630, and waz among the 
first sctlers, and framers ov the laws ov, Old Windsor Colony. Connec- 
ticut. Jolin movd with hiz father to Dundati, Pa., in 1842 wher tha 
engajd in the manufacture ov lether for several yerz. He went to 
New ^'ork City wher he remand until 1802, when he setld at Wilkrs- 
Harre in the firm o\ Bennett. Phelps & Co., bankers, and delers in 
koal lands. He bekame \'ice Prezident ov the Lackawana and 
Bloomsbur^: R. K. ; a direktt»r for several \erz ov the Del. Lack, and 
Western R. R., direktor in diferent k«ial kompaniz, and in the Wy- 
(•mini^ Hank, also in iti suksesor, The Wyoming National Bank. 
He waz also aktiv in other biznes and soshal aktivitiz. Later tha 
had a butiful sinner rezidens 'Wind CliflF' on the mountan over- 
looking the charming Wyoming \'al'. He died at hiz horn in 
Wilkes-Barre 14 Jul\. i8<;2. Like her mother. Mrs. Phelps took 
great interest in the story ov her grandaunt Franses Slocum. With 
the asistans ov her dauterz. she publisht in i<)c>5 a 12 mo volum ov 
167 pajez, entitld Fninsis Slocum tlu Lost Sistfr of If'yoming. The 
children ov ^L'^rtha (Bennett) and John Case Phelps ar: 

i. .■\\NA BE.sxErr Phelps, b. i Jan., 1856; m. ji .March. 1903, Eus- 
tace Herbert BurrowN ov London, Eng., son ov .Maj. Gen. .Arthur 
Burrows, Royal .Arnn. 

ii. W'li. I.IAN! George Pheips. b. 17 .^ug. 1857; m. 17 Nov., 1880, Car- 
oline Ives Shoemaker, dau. I.a/arus Deni»on Shoemaker, M. C, 
and wife Fsther Wadhamo. Mr Phelps livs in Binghampion. 




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AND THilR ALLlAN'CeS 



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> FirM Na. Bank, and ci ; 

m I. John t a»c. b 

I . M^r.' III). J. \\ . _ ^ \ 

r r, b. *o Aug. IV 
>t* Piiiirt. b. 4 MajTt itft: »• >>* Wridon, Pa. 



and McrL and real mat t> 

b. • • \ ■ r I ' 1- II 

U. iX ' 



am Prown. 
g, b. 7 Msrdii, lt9! 



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Mr. Piatt i« Vwr Pm. Tbc I 



jimI IVpoMi i'o^ ov Mart ■ 
J June, ■ .' Char- 



. i ov Willi 
Wcldon. ( 
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K't^ ov 1JU14; and ax A. M. in !*• 
and Phi Krta Kappa i 
"It in hi*: Alma Matrr ov ■ 



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'. . ik. - ■•.• i ic, I a., 
thr Pm 



tlr \%az nut 1871. to Ellrn Wivniuard Nelson, 

•V Rr%. l>r. Rrutirn and Janr )" *^ 1. Hr 

in thr bar . " '. . -with icr and 

firm nantr Kmnrtt. Tiirip* and C< 1 Ut* rntrr- 

rig a *nttn ov hnan%hal ' ' . Dut inc tirm suHm*- 

ijurn:.v {M .: r\rry dolar ' • ■ i:rrr»t. 

Mr. M ■• ■ :n \c 1 lilr. lir 

■ - a I ';• •.;••) •>» >.!■ .'. . ■•mine N .. ■ . 1. . ... : .m. < a »4, ani? ■•- 
. idrnt •inct 18*)^. H-^ « ■' a Member <»v ''k- (" 'v f^nncil iS ' 
« \f\n.iirr ov the \N -Jarre Hrid^e *. , ■ "j to i 

/urrr frf»m 187^ to foo^ : Prr^idrnt ov the W Ikr^ H 



•V the Prr<a« or rhw buk renarding tbr tprlinic hrrf adnpird. 



240 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

Lace Manufacturing Company, 1887-8 and a dirfktor from i8*yi to 
1905; Trezurer ov the Sheldon Axle Cunipan>, 1880 to '88; Uircktor 
the Wilkes-Barre Gas Company, 1893 to 'y8 ; ov the Hazard Man- 
ufacturing Company, 1895 to 1905; ov The Water Company, 1895. 
He ha/, bin a mnnber ov the Methodist Kpi^Lopal Church many 
yerz and givn much atenshon to reliju!» and charitabl work; haz bin 
Superintendent ov the First Methodist Kpii^copal Sunday Skool from 
1808; Prezident ov the ^ ung Men's Christian Association in 1871 
and Member ov the Bord ov Manajers 1871 to 1887; Truste ov the 
First Methodist Kpiscopal Church from 1874; Member ov the liord 
ov Edukashon 187073, '79 to '8i. and its Prezident in '83; a Man- 
ajer ov the Wilkes-Barre City limpital from 187O, also the \'ice 
Prezident; Manajer ov the HoUenbuck Cemetery Association Irom 
1878; Sekretary ov the Luzerne County Bible Smiety from 1879: 
Truste ov the Wyoming Seminar>, Kingston, from 1873 and Prezi- 
dent ov the Bord from 1888; Truste ov Drew Tlieolojikal Seminary. 
\LidiM)n, N. J., from 1888; Men)l>er ov the Wyoming Historikal 
and Jeolojikal Smiety ; Delegat to the (leneral Conterens ov the \l. 
E. Church, Cleveland, ()., 1896, etc Tha h.\vc chidrrn: 

I. M\KTHA Piuii*) BcNKrrr. b. 16 Oct., 1I7S. in Kiog«iun. Fa 
Mar. 15 Juitr, 1S99, Lawrriicc Bullard Jonr», iitoror>' at law, 
Wilkn-Barrr. ton uv Rev. Dr. Hcor>' l.aMrrnc* and Sarah 
(C^ottin) Joiir«. Mr wit ^raJuatrd A. K at Vale C'hildrm 
I. Ilcnry Lawrence; 2. LfCorj;r hciincti. 

it. Kti'Bes' NE1.MJS BEVKrrr, b. la Dct-., itjs. in Kingston, Pa. llr 
wa/ tsraduairJ A. B. cmm ImuJf 1S97 at Wnloan I'nivrrtity ; 
1.I..B. 1900 at L'niv. ov Prnn»> Ivania, and wrai admiird 10 ihr 

Bar. flf i/ Member ov the P»i L'p»ilon Fran- ' 

\ ice-Pre*. \VilLe»-Barre Bord ov Trade 1004: "^ 
City Select CouikiI 190$. 

iii. ZlB.\ PL.\Tr BesKCTT. b. 33 March, iSSi, in Wilket-Barre. \Va/ 
graduated A. B. ai NVe>Ie\an l'niv. 1903; ix meml»er ov the P»i 
l'p^ilon and Phi Beta Kappa Fraternitii. He \t al«o a tnemher 
ov the firm Phelp», lewi* & Co., »uL»e*ori to the biine« e»tii>- 
li>ht by hiz grandfather, Hon. Ziba Bennett. 



244R (244) 



1)ebor\ Krances* Suk^M Uuj Jmfph.' Jonathtm.* Jotfph: 
Giles* Samuel,^ Giles,- Anthony,^) w az b<»rn at Wilkes-Barre. Pa., 7 
August. i8o'j. She waz twis marid ; first 17 Januar>, 1827, to 
.Anning Owen Chahoon ov Kingston. Pa., ho war born 18 July, 1803. 



(Vn Til MR ALLIANCES 24 1 

*n uv (fr<irt;r and Man (Hakrr) Chahtiun. Mr Jird i February, 

1S4 ; M-kond 28 S' -r. i8si. Kcv. Sharp I). Ivr\\i< 

•or ov 'Vkf lt'ilktt-Harr< .idvfKate. She .: I i!i 

41), i>»7h. Hrr obituary rxtold her C 1 virtun. %uiin): that 

lie rnlivrnd hrr h<*m with "ut ' and a» wife and 

-rtual^ i ' " ! 

'", and tac \\"ii "Ttir: t"i iiri CAainjur. 

b. 14 Js -t Itjiah 

- - * 

4 S«p(^ it}! : m. 10 Fcb^ ii;ck. 



III M«ai ( iioiiax. iwtOw I 14 AuKuti. il}ft 

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Ahi \V ^Jmi Jotr^k. y- 

Hmmuel. (> rn 22 'd, •&( V\ . » 

Rarrc, Pa. Mic ■ 'it tnc ' "^V 

• town. Shr m^T!,i i i ''il. i« .i Nri^m ii .• 

8 fV- »^' •«-- . ...d Mar) ?' -- - H 

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iir M <* «■■ nil 



ii Ki TM ^nm Bt Tt la. I> 1 Mart m. tl Oct^ ttS4, William 

!. b. a* Srf*^ i>ia. (on o-. Burr and H 

tictl .K i-^rt* H "' TTia rr»i«lr«l in \\ ilkrt T 

dmi: I. Mar» '• "h, b. 9 S^p' •*'«. m. »> : • j, 

Robrn dr He \t R«^ l n. Pa cl, b. 

I Marrh. it^r, d. l4 Apr ' nrd BulUr. h. 5 nrr.. tl6o. 

m 6 Nor . tiga, ^' i» Riw- 

ill. / t. b. a Sep«., iij7; n If 

ll4(, dau. Of jan»r«. 'Ilia dwrif in \Vi1kr*-Rarrr \«ilh •even 
Hiildrrn. x'lt: t. Manr, b. 9 Aur^ tiftj. a. Elirabrih ' 



242 THE SLOCL'MS OF AMERICA 

Aut;., 1870. 3. Helen Dennis, b. 13 Mirch, 1872. 4. Zcbulon 
ClifMer. b. 28 April, 1874. 5. Ruth, b. 16 April, 1876. 6. Paul 
Edmund, h. 14 Jul\, 1878. 7. Joseph l.ord Butler, b 10 Jul\ 
1880. 

jv. John (iEOUCE Buti.eh, born 14 April, 1839; died s J"'>. •*4i- 

\. ZiUA BENNErr BuTLEt, b. 9 Aug., 1840. He w«z in the arm> 
at the tiine of the Southern Rebelyon ; died uv tyfoid fever, l 
Oct., 1863. 

vi. Kdmlnd liRiKHv BuTl-Et, b. II June, 184$; in. 22 Dec., i86v 
Clara There»a Cox, b. 7 Jan., 1849, in Montro»e, Pa., dau. o\ 
Henry \\'elle»ley and Caroline (Prironnet) Cox. He wa/ ad 
niiied to the Bar uv I.u/erne Co. in 1869; »etld iu \Vilke»-Barir 
wher he ha/ been a kukMrUul lawver. Children: 1. KUie 
Peironnet, b. 11 Nov., 1870. J. Abi Harriet, b. 9 June, 1872. 3 
Caroline C'jx Butler, b. 10 .\ov., 1874. 

vii. Marv Sl^ocfM Blti.eb. b. 27 Nov.. 1K46; in. tujjeiic B. .\>re» 
riia reridr at Audeiirird, Pa. No funher report. 



L'44h (J44) 

CiloRt.l 1- tLl." SuKLNt (JuiU' Joiff^h.' Junalhan." Joseph. 
Ciilts,* Sttntutl.'^ Gilts- Anthony.^) waz born 19 August. i8ii, ;r 
Wilkes-Barrf. Pa., whrr hr livj az a merchant; and died ly Marcli 
1851). He marid i«> January. 1842. in Clinton, Mary N. Grandin 
born s januar\, i8i(^. dauter ov John (irandin ov Clinton, Hunting; 
don Co.. Pa. She died 18 August. 184s. and. with him, waz burid 
in Htillrnback Ccmctrrx . Wilkcs-Barrr. He uaz a man ov want; 
nobl inipulsrs; ov pure trcndship; ov great fondness for korekt soshal 
life; onest. upriKht. pure, kind-harted. In hiz bizncs relashons, he 
waz respekted and belovd. To the stranjer, he uaz hospitabl ; to th- 
poor and aflikted he waz jenerus. He had children, viz: 

i. Jons CiR.WDiv, b. 16 Oct., 1843, at \Vilke»-Barre. Pa., wher he 
rezided in 1890. An ak»idental injur>' 10 hiz hed in infanty kept 
him febl thru lite. Mr rrinand unmarid. 
ii. A child, unnamd ; died in infaiuy. 



244E (244) 

HARRltT El-I/ABtTM" Sl-OCLM {Juf Josiph.' Jonathan.' Joseph 
Gtlis.* Samutl.^ Giles.- Anthony.^) waz born 20 June. 1819. a: 
Wilkes-Harre. Pa. She marid first 6 October, 1 84 1, Charles H 
Drake, born 30 October, 1814. son ov Charles and Meiicent (Knapp) 
Drake ov Pittston. Pa. He died i6 January. 1862, at WilkesBarrr 
She marid sekoml. 28 April. 1868. Henr\ I>e\\ is. born 22 February 



tvii iiiiiu tjiit S'CES 243 

1806, «on ov Jutlv>n H. and Annie M. (Cunr) I>r\vit. 'Ilia rrzidcd 
in MadiM>n, Nrw York. She died 29 December. 1898. Thcr wrr 
no child rm. 



24:) A (24:.) 

JoilX KdRSMAV* SlocLM {Jonathan.' Jonathan.* Jtttrph.^ Giies,* 
Samutl.^ (Jile$.' ./n/Aoiijr.') wax b<irn iO June. i8«>8. ner Wilkcs- 
Harre, IVnmyKania. He uian'd in Dundaff. Pa.. Hester Ann Spencer 
Jm) uax b«»rn 2<) AuuuM. i8ai. Tha muvd to flavana. Chenango Co., 
Neu- York, about 1838 wher tha remand seven or eight yerz. then 
luovd to Kuffalo wher he wax employd weral yerr. ar. a ship karpen- 
trr. In iHs«> tha went to Wey-n ^^ - <" unty. Winromin. 

l*ha rrritlrd here until about IN'>. :.i<ii iii'...i .s.;ii their dauter* to 
vharTafv»«>i:a. Tenneviee, "'"^' •'' > ''"d — »hc 7 March. 1880, he 22 

funr 1M88 — an.! wrr h > n* 

m.\t, i. \i\»^ I , t> iu jail. iS)7, m M. lirrwMrr llultc 

ii. iiitmt.t rii\in««T. h 10 March, tl)9. lie dirtl . 

iii. A!KS .Vt%iii%. horn 11 (H-t. it4J, 11 Havana, N. Y. D. 
i(Aj. iv. HtLUl I., k. f Aug^ it44; m. John .Msck in itft;. 

V Fr«kci:« KcrtLts. boni a* Ortnbrr. 1147. in Buffalo. New VoHu 

Died io Witcoonn 

VI. KvtM\ 1' *iofn I) i>f»rni!>«r. i»ja. in V\ HicJ 

ihrr a: . ^, . oinc yrii 
vii. Mabia .\oii %U>i. horn >o January, lift, io Witcontin. Pird — . 
riU. £»* Gl«rmi-0«, horn ) Novrmbrr, 11)6, in N\i«fiin»in I>ir.l 
tber ai the aj ov •evmtm >rr«. 

--♦wA i --♦•*. V 

\Ia»^ l*H»imvF* Sl.nciM (John F.' Jona: I(jm2than.* 

' '^h.- (t'llft.* Samyfi.' (iiin.' .f n/Aonjr.') waz i>i>ni ^o January. 

i.^^S. a» I)und.iff. SiiM]uehanna Co., Pa. War marid I May. 1850, 

at Weyaiiwrca. W';-... to H- - Hrewiter Hul*e. Kirn f Julv. l8w. in 

Or.ingr C«»unt\ Nrw \,>r\i «»n ov Herekiah and F.Uie Hulv. 1 ha 

ni{ -n \\ i *»metime after 187 ^ then nvivd to 

I. Trtinr^M^. Children: 



I iiraatar i. i *«i set Hrur. h. 1 Frh, 1I57, at \Vr>j»iwfRa. Win. 
ii. Krrtlis Hl'tJC. horn t .\ukum. iSjt, a( Wojuwrca. Wiv She 

Hird ihrr as July, tl69, and was iher hurid. 
iii. M MT t"Hai«Ti\r Hi i.«r. horn a .^pril, ilto, ai Wevauwcga, \Vi»- 

rnnain I>ied tf Jantian. tl9<, at ChaitaiKmca. Trnn. 



244 THE SLOCLMS OF AMERICA 

iv. Catherine Evelvk Hclse, born 21 December, 1862; rn. 

Tucker. 
V. Neii.ie 1RES.E Hllse, born 1$ April, 1873. 



245A'J 24r)A 

Hl.l.l.N IsAliORE** SlocUM (John F..^ Junoina,,. Jufiathufi.'^ 
Joseph.'' Cilts,* Samufl.^ Gilts.- Anthuny }) waz born ij Aujjust, 
1844, at Havana, Cht-nanj^o Co., New ^'ork, and rerd from the aj 
ov six yerz at ^Vr\au\^e^a, Wisconsin. She waz here niarid 24 No- 
vember, 1807, to John Mack, born 10 November, 1840, at Ithaca 
N. Y'., son ov Andrew and I> — A — (Pelton) Mack. 

He waz a soljer a^fnst the Southern Rebel) on in the 14th \Vi> 
consin \'olunteer> and servd thru the war. Waz part owner ov a 
sawing mil, then a farmer for eighteen \erz, when tha movd, about 
1887, to Chattan<M»j^a, Tennessee. Children: 

i M \R\ M \CK, bom 15 June, i.-- ,, -> \\'c\ auwegi. \\'i». D. iher 



ii. Ki.MER Euwiv Mack, b. 7 Dec., 1870. In R. K. emplm a/ cheL 

klerl at Cliaiianooga, Tenii., in 1892; and later a lumber delri 

it) Thomabville, Ga., with his brother Kent K. 
iii. c;eurce IlERUERr .Mack, b. 18 April, 1874. A ktudent at (irani 

l'niver»ity in 1892; later PaMor ov Cumberland Church in Ai 

lama, 
iv. CAfMERi-NE Christine .M.\ck, twin, Inirn 21 May, itfto, at NVe>au- 

wega, \Vi>. 
\. Kent Kicene .M\ck, twin, l>«rn Ji .\1j>, 1880, at \N'e>au\sena 

Wis. 
\i. Hester Ann Mack, born i April, 1886. In 1906 »he iz a»iMant 

bukkeper in Chattanooga, Tenn. 
vii. 1.\lra a Mack, born 4 Augu*!, 1888, in C hattaimoga 

lenii. 



IMS A (24S) 

Nathan .Norton' Slocc.m (Smith,' fitnjamin.'' Benjamin} 
Gill's* Saniutl} Giles,' Anthony}) waz born 19 September, \%iu 
in Perrinjxton Townsliip. Monroe County, New ^'ork. He marid 
in 1850, Antoinette Turner ov the nerby Hrinhton. He waz a farmer: 
died I January, 1804. Hiz wido waz living in CX^tober, HK^t). 
Children : 

i. CIeorge a., b. 15 Jan.. 1859: m. Sara Jane C»arn»ey 24 Sept., 1885 
He m. 2nd Cora Alice Nichols. A life insurant ajent at Fair- 



port, Monror ( ■ 1906. Children, all by tti wife. I. 

Kjvmond, b. tt9J. i Hurioit llowr, b. iS94- S- Hrlrii Marna- 
rct, b. 1I96. 
iliirv (;tlT«VDI, b. ll7S: m* }otfph M H Mrrndun. 



249 (•J49) 

TonEPH' SukLM (Eleitter* John,^ Eleatrr* Eleatcr} Giles,- 
• n\}) ua/ Horn v> fantiar\ . 1766, in Dartmouth Township. 
|{f V . V. ,.!i'. \I , wa/. nK»tly rcrd in Duchrs and 

the prrzrnt \V .1 n (then Albany) County, New ^'<»rk. He waz 

an 'enlisted man' with hix father in the Revolu^ltonary War, in Peter 
van Woert's Oanpanv «iv Albany County Militia and servd in the 
13th New ^'ork Rejjinient under * leliu* vanW^hten.* 

Ilr war. marid in i7«>o in Canibridirr 1 p.. \S an * N ^ .. 

to Kli/abeth' Wright, born 13 M; '7i. in 5aiuit<>iiriii, Mas:*., 

dauter ov Caleb* Wr Caleb* U. .S. ' "^ f 172 — . 

Capr. Noah* b. Nonh ' ' i\ Nuiiii 1603, 

Samuel' '•---• . and l>-.i>'ii .^ i •. born in i 1.^1 md — ). 

Caleb* \V . ^..; wa/ born ix ^ .. ;» Northampton. Ma^., 

and marid in M^^ ^ i-' - ! m. horn i"!? .l.inTfr ov 

Jrttial) ov Wef V > and I ill- 

man) Wright movd in 1777 to I i , .» the prcrent Wa»h- 

ington County. New ^ ork ; and ther he purcha»t a larj trakt ov land, 
which he afterward Mild taking pay in 'Continental Script' which 
toon bekaine worthier. He and the «iiher \' in th; •> wer 

enlisted men in the R- .nar> War; he a/ a *erjeant war in the 

M.itl ov Kennington and, when the bati rajd hi/ kompany war orderd 
to Mipport (ieneral Starke. Ther had bin a «• m, 

and each man had bin direkted to provide hiniM.! with InnUtN. 5er- 
geant Wright t>btand hi/ <«upplv h\ nndding the lead weights ov the 
family clock. 'Hii* cUnk 1/ )et keping time tor hiz great-grandchil- 
dren, the power koming from tin kans fild with sand.^ After the 
kU>/ ov the war he purcha*t the farm that '>»/ '•\rT ^\fi^r l>iii iti the 
noM^hon ov hi/ family and defendants. 

ITie 29 Februar>, 1 792. Jmrph" Slocum, then ov Kisr^ Tp., 



'Set Sr%a )'*rl i« The Rfftmtfm at (.'«/•«/ amJ Statr, 2nd Ed. 1S9S. 

<S«« Tkt OftffmJmmIt of Deacm Smmurl H'rifht. hv Rodnrt- P. Wrieht of 
(" > -. Ma»« Al*r» \rt.- Ynrt in Thf Rr 'ale 

f<> : i»e« o\ dr«en(ljnt» ov Caleb' W'riuhl .i . . to 

make aplika«hnn for membervhip in the Pairiotik So*ieti/ 



246 THE SLOCL'.MS OF A.MLRICA 

Washington Co.. N. V., purchast land adjoining the prezent Vilaj o 
Northville, N. Y. 'Iha ther died, he 8 October, 1815. she b Jul.\ 
1838. Their remans wer movd i September, 1898, by their grand- 
son, Charles Elihu Slocum, the riter, from the old Rij Road Seme- 
tery to a larj Family lot in the nu Northville Semetery overlooking 
hiz first land purchas ther. For further details with list ov their 
children, se \'olum I, paj 22y. 



250 A (250) 

Davis Houge* Slocum (FurlunatUi,' Kltazir." Juhn.^ h/raztr 
E/taztr,^ Gilfsr Anthony }) wa/. born 21 April, i8ii, in Cambridge 
Township, Washington Counts. New ^Ork. He waz marid in 
( )tisco. ( )nondaga Co., N. ^ '., 1 ^ March, 1830, to Kli/.a White Jont 
by l.vman Kingslex. She uaz born 29 July, 1813, in Otisco. 
w her tha kontiiuul rezidens on a farm. Later in life tha movd 
to Cjrass Lake. Jackson Co.. Michigan, and ther died, he 
May, 1872, she 9 March, 1888. 'I'ha wer burid at Sharon, Wash- 
tenaw C^^. Mich. Children: 

25oAi.i. Kuw \KU B\RRtrr, b. 1 Jan.. i8j8; m. Elizabeth .\I. Clark. 

ii. Kii/A Ri TU, b. 12 .Nov., 1844, in (.Xikcu, X. V. .Mar. Samuel 
t'anjpbcll. Tha sctld at tlra** Lake, .Mich., and \\\er died wiil*- 
uut chiUirrn, >hr v .April, iXv^^i ^<^ -8 JuN. itut. 



Kdwari) Harrhtt" Slocu.m (Davis //.," abuv) waz born 1 Jan- 
uary, 183S. in Otisco. New ^'<»rk. He waz marid at Syracuse, N. ^ 
28 February. i8ob, to Elizabeth .M. Clark, dauter ov \V — and Mar\ 
\\ . (Allen") KenNon o\ Onondaga Hill wher she waz born 27 Au;; 
ust, 1844. Iha setld on a farm ner the \'ilaj ov Grass Lake, Michi- 
gan, wher tha yet (1907) liv. Children: 

i. C.\ROi.iNE Eleanor, b. 24 March, 1868, at Cira>» Lake. Mich. 

ii. C;i-E.s- Davis, b. 17 March, 1873; mar. 20 .March. 1895, Sara \\\ct 
Godfrey ov Branchville, Conn. He iz {1907) in the hardwai- 
furniture, etc.. bizne^ at Lake l)de*>a, Mich. Child: Edward 
Lounsbury. b. 17 July, 1906. 

iii. Eari. Ci.ark. b. 19 Jan.. 1875; n\iT. Louise A. .■\rmstronB 29 June 
1897. He started in the hardware, furniture, etc, bizne« with 
hiz brother, at .McBain. Mich. This establishment tha sold; and 
started the same bi.^iies in 1906 at Lake Odessa. Mich., under the 



AND IHUR ALUANCKS J47 

firm name ov Slucum Bro«hcr». Children; i. Eleanor Marian, 
b. 19 Scpt^ it9l. 3. Mildred .Annice. b. S Nov., 1901. }. Wini- 
fred Alice, b. Jt Dec^ iv ' 



*_T):?A1 (253A) 

Mary Kmm\ . . >v . ,* ><..»/. born l6 March, 1S41. ncr \Nau>r«»n, 
Fulton County, Ohio, dautcr ov Rev. I'ricl SpciKcr. M. K. and wife 
Kli/abrth Holdridyc (Felix Holdridgc :in.l wife Dclxjra' Slocum, 
Klca/.cr.* John,* Elcazcr.* Elrazcr,* (. Anthony.'). She waz 

rdukated in the Publik SkooK. RaiNin Valley Institute, and Adrian 
CoIlcKc. She marid 25 October, i8<)<. Rr\ . Hrnr\ William Wright. 
M. E., ov the Detroit ConferefKr. Tha wer devout Christians, and 
in al ov the wa)*) ov the Church did sukiesful work. She died <> 
I)eceml>rr, \(fiMj, at the horn ov her son ner Dundee. Mich., and waz 
ther burid beside her father, brother and dauler. Children: 

i. EuzABmi May Uhk-iu. »• 3 Oct^ il6i, in \Ve»ibrook. 

\Va( edukaied in ibe P and A' ice. 

B I. ilvi. N!- I i''»< ^^ '* '''" I' ». ''•'.*. '"v. ••» 

Merberi .A. Ha>ne» She died 11 .Nov. 

'. laro N«TtM\ WiicMT, b. il May, iMt, ncr Adrian, Mich. 
Wax edukaied in the Pubiik Skoolt, and in Albicm Collene ttSj- 
I7 llr marid in Mch , - '■ Nlich.. 

•■<■• ■->... i .-'•• f.-.- --.J, .,.,,., .„. ,. , .. _ ..4V two 

. and Itenevieve, b. ] JuU, 190). 
iii. GicMc.r WiitTr.rtiiJ> Wuctrr. b. a« Oct.. iIto^ nrr .Adrian, Mich. 

He way r<iijkaied in the Pi A. 

Hi* ' .A M iS^v •"■ ** '' '"" • '" ^ '»;. '■ 'I* 

Mif. iiaklaixt <j' f ^^^ •f-..^ 1907 in * - lie. 

, wher he ix I' > Skool No. x. Child, 
(teorge Frederick, b. 6 iK-t^ 190a. 

_.>-iA_ (>»-».»A; 

M \RTn \ F!ii/\BKT»i Si'ENCER (Rev. Uriel Spencer and Elizabeth 
Moldridc. Frli\ Iloldridgr and Deb<»ra' Slocum a/, in iS.^ A i) waz 
b<irn 1(1 Ma\. 1S44, at Maumee. Ohio; >lie marid 28 November, 
l8f)3, John Pe.aHe a farm'" " ^ •• ■" 'T'" f^.. ... ^^ C,. \y.\^■.,,^ 
Children : 

i. Flo«\ L. ri. v»r. twin. h. 7 Sep., i!i&4; m. ao Oct.. ilisf.. Aitlnir 
I>ve. a farmer, b. June, 186$. Tha hav children: 1. Roy W., b. 
24 Sep.. its?, a. Emory, b. 4 Jan., 1890. j. John. b. 7 Apr., 
1S94. 4. Mamld. b. at June. t900. 5. Albert, b. a8 Feb.. t9oj. 

ii. I>o«A L, Pe%»r. twin: m. ao Mar.. 1III9. Lafayette Pewev. a far- 



248 THE SLOCL'MS OF AMI RICA 

mer. She d. 27 Aug., 1896. Hiz adreft 1907, l^iiawee Junctiun 
Mich. Children: 1. tlarland A., b. 6 Nov., 1892. 2. Urvil, 
b. 7 Nov., 1894. 
iii. Herbert S. Pease, b. ao Feb., 1868; in. Zureiia Wine* ji Dec. 
1890. A faimer at Fomerov, Wakhini;ton, 1907. Children 1 
Erwin C, b. 4 Oct., 1891. 2. Norman S., b. 27 Aug., 1894. 3 
Tera ()., I). 9 Feb., 1899. 4. Alfred H., b. 17 Mar., 1906. 



.Ml.HHTABI.L (StOVK) Hi *I ;>kll-K .. , >>i,i.. ..i ].ii.,/w, ».ii ..V Ffliv 

JIoKlriilgr ami wife Dcbora" Slocuin {Crater.' John.^ F.Iftizrr.* 
Klttizer,^ Gilts.- Anthhtix }^ iliVil T.nnuirv 1SS4 in Aiir'in \firli. 
Ov their children : 

^253C).i. Warren- Juhs-suk IIuioriocl, d. i June, 18SI, ijd 4, .. . i 

in Rai»in Tp., Lenawee Co., Mich., wrher he Ma< burn and i 
He \va/ a Preftb> lerian ; servd a< Justice ov the Pr«, and wa. 
a »ubMan»i>al fanner ov good re|Kiri. Hie wido Mary 1. ((. < !r 

rerd by her unki Bo»», died in Nov., 1889. Ov their thii 

dren: 

1. Frank Harmon, b. ij Aug.. itte; m. Dora Wright in iltftk 
A farmer 1907 P. O. Che«aning. .Mich. Children: Kir 

Pec., 1889, and Lawrence, b. . 

3. Hurt S., b. 1} Jan.. 1866; in. Bertlu imji.i.' i**; .\ • 
mer 1907 P. O. Jackvjn, .Mich. A child, Warren J.. wa» b. i" , 

4. \iala M., b. 36 Aug., 1I67; m. Elwoud 1890. .\ 

farmer 1907 P. O. HenderMin, Mich. Child, Mary Imilda. 

5. Warren Bo»\ b. 24 .May. 1869: m. Cora Kell> Feb., i»»* 
* A farmer and liverx Barn. P. O. Mar»hall. .Mich. Chdn: K. 

C, b. J Sep.. i88y. Mav K.. b. 14 Sep . i!<g4. Irla. b. \o >r\ 
1900. 

2. A Son, d. in 1862, ajd »ix weeks. 6. .Mary, b. 1875, d 
ajd two yer/. 7. Cleorge. b. 1875, d. ajd two yer«. 

ii Horace Pavsos Huu>rii)ge, b. 28 Aug.. 1840; d. ij Aug., \-r-i 
He waz a Presbyterian; held diferent o(i*c» ov truM in Kj - 
Tp., and >ervd in the l>egi»lature at Lan»ing two term*. .\ 
prominent farmer and »itizen. M. i Jan.. Adeline Hollowa> 
Children : 

1. Klia Armenia, b. 5 Sep., i86j; m. Archibald K. Boyd, a 
farmer, i Jan., i88j. P. O. 1907 Adrian. Chdn: 1. Lawrence, 
b. 7 Nov., 1883. 2. Jame* Carroll, b. 4 July, 1S86. j. Haxel 
Skillin, b. 11 Apr., 1891. 4. Archibald Leighton, b. 28 .Mar., 
1905. 

2. Clarence Eleazer, b. 24 Aug., 1872; m. I)e*» Chidener 
1893. A farmer P. (). 1907 Tecumseh, .Mich. Children: i. 
Horace Leroy, b. 7 July, 1895. 2. Nelson, b. 15 Nov., 1898. 



A^fU THEIR ALLIANCES 241) 

J5)l).) iU. EUSA Ki!t\ MoiiMioct, b. 4 Dcc^ lt4o: m. Hirmoo Camburn 
bo tervd il6i-^ as a L*. S. aolirr in the Sivil War, rrw 
guo»hoi Mound ihru riicht lung. He wa/ a mail rlrrk 01. 
L. S. K>. Mc d. a Mar^ I'yV.. at hi/ h<Hn in Adrian. M ■ 
wrhcr hi* wido 1907 rraidr* -rn 

1. Gcoricr Mri'lrllan. b. 1 Dcc^ it6$: m. Harriet I- Winne 
ao I>»c-, il9j. He 1907 i* ' i b> the Adrian (.a» Co. 

J. Rev. Arili •• •' ■• '•'* ^^"■' •■'•»•'. « 

at the Adrian \. ■ 

lltcolojikal Depi ov Bouoa f niv^ and wraa li*en«( to prech 
in 111* Mctb. Epia. > v Ii 1907 in the Ann Ar- 

K r •; \/awj. Si..:. He mar. Anna Sweet a$ 

J .. . 1, ..en: I. Ilr'rn Mj\ li. t S\a\. i<*)i. a. 

Hurt)* MaifiKm, b. 29 Mar^ ■ 

ih Ma>. b. §7 Jan^ 1I71 Mac bin techer in the 

in Fifth (irade. 
1I71; m. l'harle« A. 
I. P. O. 1907 Adrian. 
M . .abeth Kllen, b. $ April, 1903 

Mta, b. i| NoT^ 1904. s- Charic* Andrew, b. 9 

! ,...v. I. V It..! itairv.f t. li AiiL- 1I44; m. FUnetKe Con- 

Kan»a*. Children: 

I. l^wrencr Kleaaer. b. } D«c^ 1I70: <L 4 Uct^ 1900. A Grain 

t. a. Lrta, b. ' !• )»r, •»• 

II > , — ^' I I'M i«#i.i» •■f'j, Kinuman, 

Kan 

(tSSi . H»xs- '. h. » May, it4«, in Rai»in Tp. 

Mar. as l>r . Amoa iira«e«, a farmer, b. at Sep., list, 

■ *en; 

., . a:i, ttit, !i> TjikMin, Mirh. 

Mar jt I>ec, !• I). I>enni» o» 1. Mich^ 

Ian., il6i. Hr a kapiialm and retird tanner with 
wuo child, < 

1. Se^m< • • ' Mon Rapid* •■> " 

Jan, !<<! ! Hf «*• ^ 

ov V ardt. Detroit; wac kild b>- car* 12 I>ec.. 

1I9S. ie«ing ihre children; Ruth E., b. $ t)ct., il9«. in Wil- 
T <e. b. 10 JuIt, 1I9). Mina, b. ij Majr, iS9$, 

J. Rj it Nor.. it7a, in Adrian, Mich. An en- 

jiner on the Santa Fe Rv. Wa» kild bv car* $ June, 1901, in 
William*. .Ari/ona 

4. Nfllir F... h. -': ' ' 1877, in I>c»lic, Mich. M. 10 Apr^ 
190J. Hfr»*ert C. H b. at Apr, it79, techer ov mu»ic 

in Detroit. A child, Janice Ellen, wa* ther b. ao Aug., 1906. 

$. Zada habel, b. it Jan., tt79. Wi!liam»ton; m. a? Apr.. 



250 THH SLOCUMS OF AM£R1CA 

1898, J. Frank Cook, com. trav., b. 7 Nov., 1873, of Fowler- 
ville. 

6. Blanche W ., b. 12 Apr., i8«6, in Williamston ; m. 12 
Dec, 1903, Frank J. Morgan ov New York City, akountant, b. 
1 Apr., 1882. A child, W'aldeinar, waz b. 12 Sep., 1904, in 
Williamston. 

Wido Hanna E. (Jraves m. 19 Dec. i88«, VVeb»ter Harve\ 
a farmer, ov Williamston. b. 20 Aug., 1835; d. 9 Oct., 1904 
leving child, Beatrice, b. 22 May, 1894. 

vl. Spencer Hoijjridce, b. 2 Feb., 1849, died 22 July, 1849. 

vii. .\1arv Mfhet.^bei. Hoij>rioce, b. 4 Aug., 1850, on a farm in 
Rai>in Tp., .Mich., and livd from the a} or 17 yerz in Adrian 
Here she m. 19 Feb., 1874, d'eorRe Dlin Oreene, a painter. 1- 
16 .Mar., 1850. Children: 

1. Franklin Kleazer, b. 19 Dec, 1875. He wa/ graduated at 
Adrian fligh Skool and (iutchess College, Detroit; also look biy- 
nes and shorthand kors at Brown's Bus. I'niv. He held impor- 
tant posishons with Fhc Page Fence Co., Adrian, at Monessen, 
and Walkcrville, Ontario. On akount ov failing helth he went 
to farming. Hr m. Flora F. .Mackenzie 27 Sep., 1906. 

2. (Jeorge Holdridge, b. 12 Sep., 1877. ^^^z graduated at 
Adrian High Skool 1896. 1/ 1907 bukkepr and korespondens 
klerk for Ihe l.amb Fence Co. .Mar. 26 Nov., 1901, fcisiella L. 
Godkin. .\ child, Harvey Benjamin, waz b. 5 Jati., 1906. 

3. Florence .May. b. 8 .May, i88i ; graduated at Adrian High 
Skool 1899. Haz taut skool in diferent distriks with good sukses. 
She marid 25 Oct.. 1905, Allen R. .Munson ov .\driaii. 

4. .Mina Adeline, b. 15 Feb.. 1885. Waz in the Adrian High 
Skool thru the third \er. and diskontinud from poor helth. She 
iz 1907 piano player at (.Irinnell's music store. 

viii. El-EAZER Skktm HoiDRitx.E, b. II Sep.. 1854. on a farm in KaiMii 
Tp., Lenawee Co., .Mich. .Mar. Fmma Spear 4 Oct., 1873. He 
was traveling salesman for wholsal milinery hou* over 30 xerz. 
He died s Ja"-. 1905; waz burid, as wer hiz brothers, in Raisin 
Tp. Children: 1. Maud Sylvia, b. 6 .Mar., 1878; m. 21 Jan., 
1901, James A. Moross. manager ov theatrical troupe, and aktor, 
New York City wher iha rezide. 2. Ralph, b. 9 Nov., 1881; 
m. Alice .McCoort 21 June, 1901. In (trts ov automobile Co., New- 
York. 



255 A (255) 

S.AR.A** SloCUM (Elias,' Eleazir," John,'' EUazcr* Elcazir,^ Gilesr 
Anthony}) waz born 13 Febniar\ . 1807, in Easron l^p., Washlntrton 
Co., New ^'ork. She marid John Latertv a farnicr at Ashland. C^hio. 
the honi then ox her father. I'ha setUl on a farm ner Galesbur^, II- 



ANU TJItIR ALLlANCtS 25I 

Vtaois, and ihcr dird. Thrir children, perhaps not btirn in the order 
here givn. wer: John, Kdward, livd at Lafayette, 111.; Ro>al, Kleazcr, 
Ophelia, and Klias ho died previus to 12 November. 1S94. 

2'hiB (255) 

M \RV* Slocum (Eiimr hAeaxer!^ John/ Elcater,* Elcazer,^ 
iiilfs* Anthony.^) ua/. born IS March. l8o«j, in Pinckne> Tp., 
Lewis Co., New ^'ork. and waz rerd from the aj ov eight yerz on a 
larni ner Ashland. ()hi«j. She ther marid in 182(1 Joseph Palmer a 
farmer born in i8<x> at Brattleboro. N'ermont. Tha re/.ided on a 
farm ner l>atayette, Illinois. Only wun child ha/, bin rei»rted. viz: 

i. Aknar P\l.Me«, born 11 Drrrmbrr, 1827. ai Sullivan. Ashland Co.. 
Ohio. Ilrr parent* movd to I^famir, Siark Co^ IJIinoi*. and 
fhrr »hc marid it l>eccmKrr, 1845. Jam« Kfcn N\'hi«c. born 10 
Vpirmbcr. 1819. in Franklin ("<» . Pa., »on ov Johnnton and Mar>- 
I- Urn (, I.aicrfv) While. Iha rr/ided on a farm ai I^faycltr 
until abotii it57, then movd ti> a farm at (iarnet. Kantat, wher 
he tlied 14 I>ecrmber. 1900. I*heir ehildren, with adre»« in 
1907. ar I. .Melvin I.rro*. b. 27 Nov.. 1846; (iarnri. Kan. 2. 

Flora Ri>«*iia. b. 6 Jan., 1849; mar. Decker, liarnct, 

Kan. }. Kditar Palmer, b. 4 .Mac itji; l*hayer. Kan. 4. 
Palla* I-oleitc, b. 27 Nov.. i8v4; d- Nov., 1856. 5. Su«an .Aman- 
da, b. i9 Nov., 1856; m. Nc%^land; ThaNcr, Kan. 6. 

(Hear .Arthur, b. ai Mar., 1858; \Vhiirti«h. Mon. 7. Mary F:llen. 

b. a .Auk. ««*« : n». Taft ; d. 4 Dec.. 1898. 8. Willard 

Rominr. b. 2 \\\%. i86j; Jackton. Mi*». 9. (Jrace ,-\nnar, b. 
I Apr.. 1867; Chicaicn. 10. Jamc» Fore»i, b. 19 Aur.. 1871 : 
(iuiini*nn. Colo. II. Happ\ Ortrudr, b. 2 June, 187$; Chi- 



'J.mC (255) 

.M\M\i \' Suxru.M {E/ias.' Eifatcr." John.^ Elcazrr.* Elrazer,^ 
(iilrsr Jnthonw^) waz born 20 May. 1822. .it .-V^hland. Ohio. She 

AZ ther maritl S J.nniiary. 1842. to Johnston Holmes Carson who 
waz born 10 .August, 1817. at Spring Mills.Chcstcr County. Penn- 
sylvania, son «»v Janu*s anil Sara Carson. Tha rczided four or five 

< rz at Kenton, Ohio, then at Ashl.ind about six ycrz. then removd 
to Galesburg. Illinois, in 1852, wher tha livd until June, 1901, when 
tha went to liv with their dauter Mary in Peoria. Here he died I 
J.inuary, i*/)2. He waz a kontraktor and bildcr. wel nmvn for 



252 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

probity and high morality; waz a charter mtmbcr ov the 'Temple ov 
Honor and Temperance.' In relijon a Presbyterian and exemplary; 
in politiks a Republikan. Children : 

255Ci.i. Edward M. Carson, b. 7 Nov., 1842; M. Sara L. Fay. 

ii. James U'im. \kd Carson, b. 26 Nov., 1844.. He waz rerd atid ed- 
ukated at CJalcsburg, 111.; enlisted ageii»t the Soutlnrii Rcbclyoii 
5 June, 1S62, az privat in tlie ijytb R«^gt., Ill- \'ol. lafy.; wa.- 
discliarjd in Oct., 1862, ai kioz ov term of enliMment; and Ik 
re-enlisted az fifer in Co. 1) ov i39ih Regt. ij .May, 1864, and 
•ervd until hiz time expired 38 Oct., 1864. NVaz mar. 27 June, 
1876, in Indianapolis, Ind., to Kmma Jane Peters, born 2y Dec, 
1846, at W'adsworth. Medina Co., Ohio, 3rd dau, ov Daniel and 
Mary Peters. Tha at wuns setid in Burlint^on, Iowa, wlier foi 
many yerz he haz been a foreman in the Foundry ov The Mur- 
ray Iron Works. No children. 

iii. Sarah I.olise Carsos, b. 29 .March, 1*4,, n. .\»hland, Ohio, and 
edukated in Cialesburg, III. She haz bin techer ov musik »in»r 
the aj ov 19 yerz. She marid I>ouis Karl Feeder ov St. Paul, 
Minn. H.iv rezided sum yerz in Chicago. No children. 
2S5C2. iv. Mary C. Carsos", b. 26 Aug., 1849; m. William tJiessler. 

V. Wiii.iAM Fra\k.ii\ Carso.v, b. 29 Aug., 1852, in Ashland. Ohio 
.Marid Klla Phelp^. Ttia rezide (1906) in Portland, Oregon 
hav Willi child, Phelp!> Joliiiston. 

vi. NN'eai.tmy Ei.jza Carson, b. 5 Feb., i8$8; m. 28 Dec., 1880, Rob- 
ert Homer Winter in Cialesburg, III., wher tha >etld. He be- 
kaine train kondukior on the C. B. and O. R\. and waz kild in 
aksident 20 Oct., 1898. Children: 1. Henry Holme«, b. 28 Dec.. 
1881; d. 4 July, 1882. 2. Edna Irene, b. 22 Sep., 1884. 3. 
Frank Carson, b. 10 Feb., 1888; enlisted in Co. H 14th Regt. 
Inty. C. S. .A. 
vii. Ida .Mav (."xrson. b. 5 Feb., 1858, in Cialesburg, 111. .Mar. ther 
14 Sep., 1881, William Melius, b. 10 Sep., i8s9, at Falls Church, 
Va. Children: i. died in infan»y. 2. Emtna .May, b. 21 Feb., 
1889, in Trenton, Mo. 3. Ernest Rawlings, b. 3 Sep., 1892, in 
Kansas City, .Mo. 
viii. Charles Aifred Carson, b. 3 March. 1862, in Cialesburg, III. 
Mar. 30 Oct., 1890. Arietta Duncan ov Platte Co., .Mo. Tha re- 
zided in Atchison, Kansas, without children (1894). 



25501 255C 

Edward Moore Carson, born 7 No\ ember, 1842. at Kenton, 
Ohio, \\az rerd at Galesburji. Illinois. He enlisted ther ajrenst the 
Southern Rebelyon 19 April. 1801. in Co. ¥,. 17th Regt., 111. Vol. 
Inf.; and \va/. musterd out ov servis 4 June. 1864, in Springfield, 111. 



AM* IMUR ALLUVCES 253 

Waz mariil ^7 UccciiiIht, 1805, to Sara L. Ka> at Monmouth. 111. 
Iha rczidc (i«^>.')) in Portland, Orcjion. Children: 

I. Frank E. Cauon, b. 6 i>ct., 1S67, in Onrida, III. 

ii. CtiMct F. Carson, b. 12 Oct., 1870, in Oroahi, Neb. Dird 2$ 

Nov., 1S76, in Saiii4 Barbara, California, 
iii. Ltuu C. Cauon, b. 3j April. 1872. at Seward. Nebraska, 
iv. CoaOEUA S. Carmn, b. il Feb.. 1874, at Sewanl. Nebraska. Died 

iber 21 March. 1I74. 
V. Kme \t\r Car»ok, b. 24 May, 187$, at Lincoln. Neiua^ka. l)ictl 

]o Ma>, 1*7 5 .* 
vi. HtRiiiv I.. (, \RjoN, b. 14 April. 1877, at Santa Barbara, Cal. Died 
3] May, 18B4, in Portland. (Jrr;:..ii 



255( _ _..:.« 

Mary Cordeli.^ Carson, born io Aumi>t. i84«>, at AshKind, 
>hi<i, waz rcrd and cdukatcd at Galc*buri;, Illinois. She \va/ marid 
thcr 2 July, 1872, to William Gics*lcr ho waz born 18 Otohrr. i84<>, 
•1 Kurrzcl, Hadrn, (Irrni.nnv. He waz member ov Co. K. llth Reg- 
iment. New ^'<irk .Militi.1. He uaz a.<«iotant master mechanic ov the 
R<Kk Islantl K. K, shop* at Irenton, .Mis-mri, He died ther 10 
March, 1898. Sh*- " ••• ''•'-'^•i r^/'tr. f, IVoria, 111. Children: 

i. Mm-ok Ij'i IV »,p»» :i».i. .'i Si4r.11. I !i7}, in Trenton. Mo. Mar. 
ther 28 June. 189S. Claudiu* Je%«e Ham, b. 7 Oct., 1871, in 
Gruody C<k, Mo. Child. Willard Slorum, b. 13 00^ 19<»- 
ii. Grace Mat Giemicr, b. 37 .Nov.. 1874, in Trenton. Mi»»ouri. 
iii. Francu (iirssiri, b. 6 June, 1881. in Trenton. Mo. Dieil ther 9 

jan, 1884. 
iv. \\i:ii\\t C^RwiN (ittMi.ta. bom | October, 1889, in Trenton, 
MitMiuri. 



258 A f2.>» 

.Mary nE>OL* SloCUM (Charin.' John." John.' EUater.* Llea- 
T.' (iilft.' .Anthony ^) w.v. born 18 J;inuar\. \HoH, on N.ishawena. 
ov the Klizabrth Islands, Buz/ard Bay, Mx<ii«chusetts. She marid 
Holder .Allen ho waz born in i8<>8. Tha setld on the nerby Isl.ind 
..V Cuttyhunk. and ther he died in 1872. She marid sekond Alonzo 
Dapcft ov Cuttyhimk. She died th--'^ :•" AT^r li »«-.- niiMnn hv 
fWsf marij : 

i. Sr<»\v .\i\t\ ,\t.LEV. Ixirn 29 .^pril, i8j}; d. 24 Dec, 1897. 

ii. Eiiz^BFTH F.MPHEi. Ai i.EN, b. i8 .Aug., 1834: d. 25 .March, i86a. 

iii. M*«v Jane Ali.ev, died yung. No date* reported, 

iv. FRrnFRicK Slocvm .Alien, born 25 December, 1837, on Cutty- 



2 54 THE SI.OCUMS OF AMERICA 

hunk, wher he waz living in 1906. Pustutiti Cuttyhunk, Ma^s. 
V, Joseph Henry Allek, b. 14 June, 1840. P. U. 1906, Cuityhuuk. 
vi. Sara Ann Allex, b. 16 June, 1842. d. 25 Sept., 1865. 
vii. Chari.es Christopher Aii.en, born 18 July, 1844. FuMufis 1906 

Cuttyhunk, Mast, 
viii. Holder Rl&sei.l Ai.i.ev, born 23 April, 1846. Pied 3 Fcbruiry, 

I SSi 

IX. WUI.IAM \\ HIIKEOt^K AllES, b. 30 .Nov., 1847. Po^toti^ I906 

Cuttyhunk, Ma»». 

X. .Mary Ja.ve Ai-IEK, born 1849 ( ?) Died at birth. 

xi. Mary Rogers Ai.I-EN, born 3 Aug., 1851; m. Orin Keene>. Po»t- 

ufis 1906 Cutt\hunk, Ma»» 
xii. l.AL'RA Ahev Ai.i.es, born i.: ^^|lt , 1^53, iiiru 5 >r\n., 1874. 
xiii. Mkskhii\ C HRisriSfc ALIEN, b. 1 June. i8s-; J. i8 April. i8<ji. 



Ezra Chase" Slocc.m (7o///i,' John' John/ EUazer,* Kltazer/ 
Ciilts.'- Anthony.^ ) \\a/ biirn 8 Ma> iS^y, in Dartmouth Township 
Bristol County. Massachusetts. Wa/ niarid in New Bedftird 4 
March. iSs.^ to Mary Anna \Vo«)ds ho waz btirn I Ma\. 1S37, in 
Glas^^ow , Scothind, dauter ov James and Grace (McKinney) Woods. 
Tha rezided many yer/ in New Bedford, their children being al born 
ther ; and thoz ilesest ar hurid ther in ( )ak (jrove Semeter>. Hr 
inarid st'kond in 1880 Susan Colwell ov Cranston. R. I., born Jul\. 
i8^^7. Children al b\ flr>t inarlj. \ i/ : 

i. Eugene Adelbert, b. i Oct.. 1854; d. is Mar., i8s6. 

ii. KZRA W'lNsniP, b. 14 June, 1856; in. 5 Sep., 1878, Mary A. Fole> . 

b. 21 Apr., 1859, in New Bedford, dau. ov and Hanora 

Burke. Children: i. K/ra, b. 12 Oct.. 1879. 2. Frank Everct 
b. 12 Oct., i88i. 3. Mary AKne>. b. 31 Ma>, 1883, al in Prov- 
idence, R. I. In 1898 K/ra \V. re/ided in Indianapolis, Ind. 

iii. Mary Rosanvv. b. 29 Mar., i860; d. 12 Nov.. 1878. She m. 
David H. .Mitchel; had a child which d. in infan^y. 

iv. Ptni w W'adv, b. 24 Jan.. 1862; m. 24 .Mar., 1887, Ella E. Ban, b. 
4 Jan., 1867. dau. ov Benjainin O. and Elizal>eth ( Usher ) Batt. 

v. Grace CJrek\\\xx)D, b. 8 June, 1864; d. 3 Aug., 1867. 

vi. Grace Woods, b. 26 Aug., 1867. A typeriter operator and techer 
in Providence, R. 1. She waz elekied 21 Feb.. 1899. to member- 
ship in The Sosiety ov Mayflower Desendants; and waz a char- 
ter incmbcr 8 Feb., 1901, ov the Rhode Island Sosiety; iz in 
ninth jenerashon from Francis C«>oke, alvi ninth from Richard 
^\'arrell in line by \>a ov her great-grandmother Slocum. 
vii. John- Albert, b. 4 March. 1869. A mcsenjer in the Kort Hou« 
Providence. Rhode Island. 



AND TIUIR ALI.IAXCfcS 255 

261 (lm;i) 

RoDNITY* Sloclm (John,* John/ Elratcr.* Klftixtr.* Gilfi.' Jn- 

oir.M born 24 (Xtohrr. 1785,011 Naihawcna I>lanil. Bu/zard Ba\. 

M lusrttv Mand Mnry C. H%&kin« in 1811. Shr survivd him, 

i in thr >rar i8s'». I'ha had childrm. perhaps not al horn in 

ic order gi^n. vi«: 

i. JOHM B^ m l>ulcina Rr>m>l(l*. Ilr tx-karo ■ ina»irr mariner; had 
rhiMrr; i Capi. Jotrph Kr^tmntr , m. llara Wil«oii; livd 

in New Hrdtord; no diildrrn. a- C'harln; d. .rung, s* ^nima 
jane; d. >unR. 4. Al" n. William Kinu; d. without .' ' 

dren. j. Calvin J- H • n a raa«trr mariner; rf/idcn» N 
Bedford; d. lair in 1906 or rrly in 1907, unroarid 
ii. Aktiio\i ' ■- ' -. unmarid 

iii a, b. • Ml a matirr mariner; m. Mr». Phebe 

'»ij». No -*-■*■*■'■•, iMitittOK 
•i.\ i\ K<<>\rv liofi. - . marid Almcda Rr 

1 . m. Ftedcrik Brownel. Tha had children i. l-rcil- 

erik; d. in infan«>. a. Louiae; m. Charle* E. Pierce; liv in New 
Rrtiford w • '•■ 1906 

Hib\m; r- ^ ! Ir m. and - 

report (■ • 

vii. RtfTCOMt. bom ; died >unji. 

viii. Fft\xcM III Mfiunr. m. Sara I He d. Irving •' 

drrnr 1 l-rjnci%, m ; li\« '" vidrt»cr. R. I. a. < i- 

linr, m. Bar* \t< "s-ilrx !i\ m Pr. R 1 . with *on Fr.ii 

unm. 1906 
\ DALTta. born >lieti vunf. 

.'•ilA _"1 

RoDN'frV* SlocI'M ( Kotimef az in iOl ) and witc Ahncd.i Rc>nolds 
had childrrn. \'\7 : 

i. Ntsar AsMt Aktmosv. b. ; m. Elli* Mrndrll. Tha rezide in 

Mjtt«poi«rtt. Ma**. Childrrn 1. Jennie, unm. in 1906. 2. 

Kathcrin, unm. in 1906. j. Harriet, b. ti l.imc% I H.im- 

mnnd, and haz child. Kaihrrin, b. 1899. 

ii. Wii.UAM J.; died . iii. RtrrcoMB; d. jrung. 



262A (262^ 

John Monroe* Si-OCUM {John: Pardon.'^ John. LUtiicr* Llea- 
zrr.* Giles, ^ Anthony.^) horn in rstem Connecticut erly in the nin- 
renth sentxiry; died on Green Hand, optj/it Troy. New York. 8 C>:to- 
bcr. 1 870. and wa/ hurid in St. Peters Semctcry, Troy. Hr waz a 



256 THE SLOCUMS OF AMtRICA 

shomaker; marid in Troy, sekond ( ?) to Mar>' Mulhall, born in Ire- 
land. Perhaps he marid sekond . Children, so far az reported, 

perhaps not born in the order givn, viz : 

i. Ellen M., born in Troy; livd at Green I»laud, 1892. 
ii. Henry Wauien, b. ij Sep., i86$, in Troy, wher he waz Reportei 

for Thf Troy l)bier%er in 1893. Livd on (ireen Island, 
iii. CjEuRCE S., h. on (irrrii Hand, Mhrr he livd in 1892. 
iv. Eliza V., b. on Cirrrn Hand whrr »he livd in 189a. 

Perhaps by first niarij ( ?) iher wer children: John M., ho died ; Maria. 

Mary; Frances; Charles K., who died in 186) in the Sivil War. 



2G4A ^j»;-n 

JoHV Rl'SSEL* Sl-IKL'M {Samufl.' Lo<'i(i<'. J-^nn. i.n(ii.n* 
Lltazti ,^ Giles • Anthony,'^) waz born 182s in Ru*!.ia Tp-. Herkimer 
County, New ^'ork. He marid Sabrina Kdvm. Died 1851 in Cam 
bria Ip., Niagara Co., N. \'., and waz ther burid. ChMdrt-n: 

i. Ki'CENF, b. in Huflalo. In 1907 ai Kan»o<nvillr, ^ > 

ii. lM(jt>E.\E, b. Kurfalo; in. Tinne) ; died 

iii. AtLlNE, b. Buffalo; m. Yate»; died . 

264Ai.iv. Isadora, b. 21 Apr., it$s: m. Lewi* Cirani 1871. 

\ MfsKitii\, b. Cambria, \. V. M. Erne»i Vaie*. Kc^jJcJ jh 
bwjcuse, .\e«v York in the year 1907. 

vi. Frank, born in Kansumville, N. Y. Died . 

vii. Francm, b. Kansomville, N. Y. M. Robertv 



204 A 1 2rUA 

Is.ADORA* Slocl'.M {John A'..* Siimutl.' h.hmeter* John* Eltatrr* 
Eleatrr.^ Giles.' Anthony.^) was born 21 April. 1852, in Cambria. 
New ^'ork. She was married 11 Januarx. 187s. in New Kayne. 
N. ^'.. to Lew is Cirant, born i«; January, 184O, in Hamilton. Ontario. 
Canada, son of Alexander and Kliza (Kraser) Grant. They, 1907, 
reside in Monrm*. Michijian, where he is traveling freight agent for 
the L. S. and M. S. Rallwa\. Children, all Ixirn in Monroe. 

i. M \i UF M. (.;R\Nr, b. 17 Feb., 1876. In 1907 ai Monroe. 

ii. I.twis AiK-WSDER CiRAST, b. II Oct., 1877. Chicago, 

iii. James Kussel CiR\nt, b. 26 Nov., 1882. Chicago, 1907. 

iv. Stanley Gordon Grant, b. 18 Mar.. 1889; in 1907 Chicago. 



2r>4B (2r>4) 

Samuel Norton'' Slocc.M {Samuel: Ebcntter.* John.^ Elcazrr.* 
Eleaztr,^ Giles.- Anthony.^) was born S September. 1818. in Herki- 



VVt) Tllfclil AILIWCIS 257 

irr Count), New ^ork. Mr marrird Kli/a Lticimla Sicklr* of 
\imtrrilam. N. Y.. born 12 April, 1821. daughter oi Judge \N 1 

<-^ I hr\ HTflrd in Hiiffalu, whcrr he «a* a *• p and j ; 

ay ticket agent <»r thiriy-Hvc ycsrv He died 7 t>».t«»i>r ^ 
HuflFalo. Children: 

i. Ar b. J i>ri.. 1I41 ; in. Juttii Mahary. 

jHt '■■ ' » -,:. tt4) •• ' "-" ' ' •"«. 

\ rn ij ^ . : marrid Williim H. 

Ciravr* and rrvided in Rt" 

1. \ Y . in i»" 
. .; ' ». 19 Feb, i- .- , 



2f>4Bl 2r»4n 
(1 Voi-Nirv* ^ a» ahrne) wju born iq 

\iiKu»t. 1843. in Kuttalo. N. V. He a the Public - 

irre until tixtem year* ni age. uhen he I to u-ork on a 

\ i River I lent ntn la*ting all the \ear. 

be went to ra • i up !•» i>. then m < 

••>r. and fi: ', at wUaJj r 

i ac i^e Shore ana .» i 

>.ut irrn r H«- tbm openeil a jjrocery »; 

^- - IVnn*...^.. .. i • two >ear» at thi» \»«-'i '<•- ^» »•■ .mi»,. ti»r.! 
... it for the late H«i;*'> T.,fir» r,' i-r Hr .\ .- 
iS'S T.. Fllrn Tanr ; „ 

• ) !'».•• n in 184' 1 '•V are r. 

I V the frafer a F. and A. M.. and 

K. ni H. In p«> in. C 

I itAKoa jmirtUKi. il?!; n. Cliarlr* If. I.tmh. rathirr 

of The Krir Fith Am tlird Waving childrm: t. F.lrannr. 

>. Jrantxfic Jor.r. 

•v.nvj •j«;4B 

Sinvrv M..iiTt\tfR* Stf>. .«r/ \..' as above) wa» btirn !m 

1 \ Hr was married in Br«»«ii^ 

M. Y., 7 Kebruar -^'h Hti«.hnrll, bom »> Mai. 

1 8')?. at Saratoga Sprinir*, dautfhtrr oi n-iriw. (I- and I 

(Fmerv>n) H I ird in Hwf* »ere he died. An 

n«u ranee agent. Children: 

i. Bl aa Hm« mo. born 11 April, ilt4: d. ) Nov.. il»; 
ii. F.t*rTX CtBl«woii>. b. j Mav, iJIfc A horJkkrrprr. Hutlalu, .\. ^. 



i« - 



258 THI SIOCIMS OF AMtRlCA 



iii. SiDSEV Ensign, born 20 (.>«., 1887. Ai Dciroii iyo6. 

iv. R\\ Kmersov. b. 14 June. 1892. Ai Frrrvillt, N. V., 1906. 



271 A ^?7n 

CmARI.es CoCGtSHALL* SluCCM (MiiltriiU B.. Brnfamin. 
John.^ Htnjamin* Eltotrr.'^ Cilnr Anthony.') was Iwrn 1 _< Septem- 
ber, 1817, in Albany, New \'ork. The >aine \ear his parents inove(^ 
t(j Delphi, Onondaga County, where he was. reared and attended the 
Public SchiKils. He^intjinK at the ajje of eijjiueen >ears, he taught 
Public School j»everal >ears in Madison County, and Onondatja. \\< 
married I Januar>, 184O, Kveline L., daughter of Klliot and Rut I 
Pa\son ot Katon. Madi^m County. N. ^ . In 184O he succeeded hi- 
father in ^jeneral store in Delphi, and was als*i Hostma>ter several 
years, the office beinj» in his store. Later he en^atjed in similar bus 
ness in Syracuse; in Bath, Steuben County, and Nunda, Lixin^p^to 
County. In 1807 he removed to )iudM>n. l^enawer Count\, MKh 
^an. Here his wife died in l87i». Atter sexeral >ear* he went t' 
San Francisco, where he remained a tew \ear> employed as clerk and 
bookkeeper. In i88< he returned to New ^'ork and lived with hi 
s«»n, who wa«. then teachinj: at Rousr> Point. Clinton Counts M 
died in the autumn of 188s. Children: 

27i.-\i. i. Joiiv Pwsov, lH»rn 1847; in. Anna S. Havi*. 

ii. M \RV E., born in 1149. She brn*" leaching Public School a- 
early age. From 187) to iS8v »bc taught in (.<uiUorii, Connrt 
ticui. i»hr VM» inarrird in S>racu«r, .N. V., in 1890, to Jamr« I' 
Lewis, a farmer and commercial traveler ot Soonnville. M 
died 18 .May, 190J. She engaged a» teacher in The Gill>ei 
tiuine, a »emi-charitabir huiiiuiion at \Vin»ied. Conn., and began 
ihi» work i September, 1906. 



J71A1 L'TIA 

j(»n\ Parson" Si.tK:L m (Charles C..* Matthru Ii..' Htnjamin* 
John.'' Btnjamin.* Kleatrr.^ Giles/ Anthony.') was born in 1847 in 
Delphi, New \'oxV. He enlisted in 18(14 a^:ainst the Southern 
Rebellion in Co. C. i8wth Re^'t. N. ^ . \'. at Hath. N. ^■. : was pro 
moted to a lieutenancy, and served until the close of the war in i8o^ 
In 1 807 or '08 he entered ^'alc College and was there ^iraduated A. H 
in 1872. Two years later he married Anna Stone Davis of Cjuilford 
Connecticut. He enj;a^ed in the profession of teaching Mion after 
his pi^duation. and so continued until the \ear H^OO, when he accepted 



AND TlltlR ALLIANCES 2$g 

4 position in ihc Drpartnirnt oi Public Instruction, Albany. N. Y., 
whrrc he i» yet (l*;o6) mgai^rd. Childrrn: 

I. Cnaalks FimiK, b. ) Mar. itjt; d. it March, tt99. N>«« York 
City. 

iL Rnatar BAt\A«l>. b 7 (rb^ i>77- lie •cr«rtl in (.0. II, jid Kcgl.. 
X Y. Vol Inty. .• •' - - ,• -' \..... ,„ \v«r Wa. |c'«Juai«l 
Ph.B in 1900 ai - rr , and Ml), at Johnt 

llopkin* I nivrrtirjr in 190$. He •rrvrd a* inirrnc in John* Hup- 
kiiu Hotpiial ooc yrar, and in 190* was r it 

o< ih« Jatt>rt Walkrr NfrrtMrial Hoapiial, >^ >'>rili 

111 Mt> (mrn *t Dcvrmbrr, iljt. Albany, 1907. 

i«. \ltKni« tAtiAt 7 Au(^ itlo. Teacher in 1907. in Albany, 

X Y. 

vii II «BiM4> Wil.tuK, born i< Sepir «I6. 

vitt. < bom I 

ia. M v>> k I 'fii 1 1 ' 

% Rt ni ( .• u •' • ■ t ilut 

•jriit (jTi) 

Willi \ \ Muttt^". II llffijitrnm,* John.^ 

/frnitimim.* / inthur.. a* horn 24 November, 

|Hj8, in 1 ' . "^ . In J»il\. 1844. he became apprenticed 

to the Fditor of I hf 1/.. /.'OH Commi% hagU ne\««paper at Ca/enovia. 
N. Y. Aher tw i htt appf ip in 

the printini; ofiiie ot Tkr Hxratrnte Jomrmmi. Me then tauc^t t'ubli« 
School «ine or Iw and in 185*) went tt» New York City uhere 

he ' I with J ht Sruf York Sun. fir*t a» proofreader, then a* 

rrptJiiri. an«l asMittant e<1itor. In 18^4 he became City editor of Thr 
Morning h.xprttt. In 185^ held p«»itK>n in the <»ffice oi the A-vso- 
itated Pre»»; and during the rule ni the \"\\i" ■•» - Committee in San 
Franci»«" n \^t.t, hr wa* vnt to tha? ■''\ . ..: ot the a5MKiation. 

The v .«nde»l abmir rhr • - arrival and, in 1857, 

leveral months after quiet \%a- in the city he bought an 

interest in a placer (n>ld mine by thr Mmnl Ki\er in Maripoia 
Count\. California. Thi* bti*ine** rnit proving profitable, he returned 
to San Kranci«o> and engage*! in newspaper work. He was never an 
x«pirant for ofScr; but. at the solicitation of friends, he served two 
terms as A»M*tant Clerk of the California A*vmbl\. Al«» one term 
during President Lincoln* administration, a* C<»llector of Internal 



260 THE SI.OCfMS ol AMhRlCA 

Revenue. Since tlie \ear 1808. most of his work has been as editor 
of reform journals in California. Ori^inallN an Abolitionist, he ha> 
been successively a Republican, a 'Greenbacker,' member of the Work 
ingmen's Parf> , a Populist, and latterly a Socialist, changing (so he 
writes) as the changing times required. 

He married first in i8t)2 widow Amanda M. Taylor of San Fran 
cisco. Married second in March, 1880. l.uella Fish of Iats Angeles. 
He sent his report for this book from Ia>s Angeles in igo'j. Hr 
wrote of the increasing pleasures of the suburbs of this city: the sea 
shore, and of the mountain resorts, as his sight and hearing fail>. 
Children, by first marriage: • 

i. C'l.ARA, bum 28 Frbruary, i86j; died in i8lk). 

ii. Frederick, Inirii February, 1864; died iti t)ct<4>er, 1868. 

By second marriage: 

iii. l.Et)S V FeaRI., b. 17 AuR., 1882; m. David \V. Wickcrd of Lo» 
Aiigtlck. Children: i. .Margarn, b. 2b May, 1901. 2. Frank 
Krmingtiin, b. 9 July. 1902. j. Cicorjje Hcnr\ U it 'i" i'f>4. 
4. Ina Pearl, b. 5 .March, 1906. 

iv. Avis. b. 17 June. 1884; ni. Walter Shook of Iu*» Angele*. A »oii 
Claire, was b. in Jan., 1906. 



271(' (271) 

CaTHIRINK OsTRANDtR* SlOCL'.M {MulUltU Ii., Iitnjamin.' 
John.' lit njaniin,* t.lioztr.^ Gilts." .inthouy,^ ) was born 27 June 
1830, in Delphi. New ^ ork. She was married in Syracuse 9 ()ct«. 
ber, i8bo, to Charles Henry Butler, Ujrn ly October, iSiy, in l»uis 
ville. Kentuck\. TheN settled in Oswego. N. \.. he as a dnieL'ist. 
She dieil there 14 Jul\, 1902. Children: 

i. tiEORGiAKA Bltler, bom in Februar>, 1862. She married 31 
.May, 1906, Dr. Edward A. Maiuton of .Miles City, .Montana, 
where they reside. 

ii. Charles Warner Bl'TIER. b. 24 Dec., 1864; m. 6 June, 1900, Jes- 
sie Rawson in Lisbon, N. P. They reside (1906) in Miles Cii\ 
Mon., where their children were born \\/ i Ch.irlrs Will' 
2. Walter. 

iii. Caroline C. Bltler. died in infancy at Oswego, N. \ . 



274 A (274) 



Marn IUlL** Slocum {Marsha/ C..' Christopher .)/.." John. 
Benjamin.* Elcazer.^ Gilts.- Jnthon\ .^) was born 21 I)t>:ember. 



A\U THkIR ALLIANCES 201 

iH^i. in Nc\\p<jrt. Rh«Hlc I<»lanii. and wa* there reared. She \\a> 
there married i9 October. 1 874. t«» Reverend Henry Arthur Metcalt, 
b»>rn 7 March. 1845. in Ixivvell. Massachusetts, son of Isaac Newton 
iid Nancy (Aiken) Metcalt. H«- has served as Rector of Protestant 
l.piscopal Churches in the below mentioned cities, and in January, 
i8«>i, was in this capacity at New Bedford, Mass. Children: 

i. MAt'D MrrcM.r. born 21 November. 1I75, Melro^, Mj»». 
ii. Rtmi Mrfi\i^. \mhu in Melro»«. Mais^ 17 November, 187- 
iii. M*«v .\iMN \l> Iwrn 11 January. ilSi. in Mclr«>»<-. Mj*«. 

i\ HoviMio \ttii \ j.i luiir i^S- ill Adtiiir till jlr. M.l»«. 

L'T.jA C'T.')) 

.A!»RH) Hjnrv .M ai.lorv (Capt. Hrnr> S. Mai lory and Martha 
I ^^;.i^• -- . jm, bom 21 Ma>. 1H17; died i^ Aui:u»t, iS . 
(Ihrtitophtr M John.'' Brntttnttn * Elratrr,^ Ci Inlhony}) 

bom 8 April. 1849, in C- : married io September. |S^ 

in Astoria. Orej-un. Anna H. Arndt. born 18* ' John and 

\melia (Hanky) Arndt. In 1881 he was a It salesman for 

a San Frai . firm > d: 

lAiixMir. b. a« Feb., itt4. 

Edw \RI> LiviN hritlophn W John, liftifa- 

tnin.* h.leatrr* Ciiirt. .inihonf.^ born 2o Janu.tr\, l8il. in (ier- 
mantown. Phi" "a. Pa. : married 31 M n 1849. in I^ncastrr. 

Ohio. Jtilia A. \\ :i.:r. born 10 Mav. i8i8. dau;:hter of Dr. James \V. 
.ind .Maria K. (Hrrcher) White of Connecticut. They settled in 
Lancaster and there died '•- -^ M-' '> •^'J' ''- •= IVbruary, 1898. 
\ (Iruggist. Chil'?'^'-" • 

i. M\Rl\ Kii/viiini. ilictl 4 Dec.. i8s'> ■" 1 ancadrr, Ohin 
ii. J\vir« WiitTr. h t% .April. iHsj; wj« educaird in I-ancaMer, Ohio, 
ami at Drnivm ( nivrrtiiy. Mar. to Jan., 1878. in Cincinnati. 
Amalia Rcemelin. b. there 26 Juljr, i8j8, dau. of Hon. Charic* 
and I>oui«a (Mark) Rrrmelin. Fmm 1878 he rrfided *everal 
vrar^ in K " ' ' . C"*' anil analytical chrm*** 

ami was I' i lie rrnnr»*ee Mcdic.il i ■ 

Irice there. latterly he hat renideti in Chicaftn, a manufactiiriniz 
chemiM. Childrm 1 Kdward Mark, b. 7 Aug., 1882; edu- 
cated in The l"ni\cr»it\ of Trnnc«*ee; «• (i90<>l a chcmi«t in 
Chicago. 2. Karl Rcmcclin. b. 8 (»«., 1884, in K».>»v;t1r r.lu- 



262 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

cated in Armour Institute of Technology', and L'niverwn" of Il- 
linois; a mechanical engineer, Chicago (1906). 
iii. Makshai.i. Christopher, b. 4 Sept., 1855; wa* educated at Lan- 
caster, (Jhio, in Denison Cniver>ity, and The Homeopathic Med- 
ical College, Philadelphia, where he was graduated M.D., in 
1879. He practiced medicine at Lancaster, Dhio; and tliere died 
3 Jan., 18X5. 



1>77 (277) 



Dr. Alfred Makn»i.\i." Sloci m {Chnstophfr .1/..' Juhn. Benja 
min* Klicttr.^ CiUir Jnthony}) born 2 Drccnibcr. 1822, in Grr 
iiiantowii, Philadelphia. Ciratluared M. \). L niversit> of Prnnsyl- 
\aiiia, 1847 ; niarrird accortiinji to thr custom of the S<K'ifty of Friend^ 
24 Autrust, 1854. Harriet Murray Bacon, born 18 July. 1827. daujjh 
tir of John and Mary Ann (Warder) Bacon. They died in Phil 
adelphia, he 21 June. 1882 xh«- 1 " Diirnitu-i )S..i Children: 

i. C\Roi.i.KE Bacon, b. 23 Dec.. 18$$; m. in Ptiiladelphia 16 Oct., 
1884, Thomas Willoughby, b. there 22 Jan., 1851, son of Thoraa* 
Bishop and .Ann Catherine I Corse 1 Willoughby. Ihex reside in 
Philadelphia. Children: i. .Alfred Slocum, b. 14 Avju i!t»^: 
Caroline Bacon, b. ii March. 1887. 

ii. EiiZAHKTH Marshai.1., b. 17 Jan., i8$8; m. 1 Sept.. 1886, Perc> 
N'ultee Kneass, b. 12 Sept., ils$, fton of Napoleon Bonaparte an^l 
Caroline .\. (Vultee) Kneass. He died 17 Feb., 1892. Children 
1. Horace, b. 19 July, 1889; d. at age of 10 da\« 2 I'llir! Pmv 
b. 10 July, 1891. 

iii. .\i KRhD .\L\RSHAi.L, b. 24 Sept., 1861, in Philadelphia; in. 24 Oct. 
1883, Harriet (J. Vanderveer, b. 2 Oct., 1861, dau. of Lloyd and 
Cornelia (Beekman) N'anderveer. They reside in Philadelphia 
where he is Ireasurer of the Alfred .NL Slocum C(Mnpan>. 
Printers. Children; i. Carol Evelyn, b. 16 Sept., 1886. 2 
Edith H. b. 4 June. 1888. 3. Harold Lloyd, b. 1 Oct.. 1891. 4 
.Marjorie .Merle, b. 28 June, 1893. 



278 f278) 

Elizabeth Flower' Sloccm {Christophir M..' John,' Btnja- 
fiiiri* Eleazer,^ Giles.- Anthony,^) born H> April. 1824. in CJrrman- 
town, Philadelphia; educated in the Friends' Mrhool. .Married in 
184O William Klwood Ogborn. a wholesale dryjjoods merchant in 
Cincinnati, Ohio. lx)rn 8 April. 1823. son of Fothcrjiil and Sara 
Wills (Owen) Ojiborn. He died 13 January. i8t)8. in Cincinnati. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 2t>H 

She »oon thereafter moved Ut l^fK»ter. Ohio, near her hmther. 
Edward L.. and there died 4 April. 189s- Children: 

i. M'^uilAU. Eluwo Ocsots', b i] Feb.. 1I4S: m. 9 Sept., 1874, l>ori 
Mrli*h. b. il June, its4, dau. of Rev. Thoma* jeSerutn and 
Maria (Bromwrrlli Mrli«h. Epitcopaiian. lo itli he wa> with 
a »<>iolc»al«' tlru|{«lurr in Si. Ijou'tt, Mo. Children; 1. KIwoikI 
Mclifth, b. 17 Dec^ «>7$. d- i* June. 1S76. J. Clerirudr Mcluh. 
b. 7 May, 1I77, m. $ Oet.. il9'. Frrdinand Armour NVjKncr, b. 
17 Juljr. 1I7J, too of Ferdinand and Alice (Pettibonc t NVajtner. 
A child, Marir Ogborn Wagtter. wa* born 10 ihem 16 May, 1901. 
). Klla, b. a March, ittt. 4. Marir Dorothy, b. iS i>a , itt9. 

ti. ' ' *iaiOK UcMons, b. 7 Feb., 1I49; m. 2 Nov., it69, Marr T. 

• , b. 1} Dec., 1I49, dau ff Ir.hn <;ihhir and Uabel Jane 
(Tcoaoi) Willodt. Ha wa« r r*ale drug>iorr 

in Cincinnati Died 11 Dcc^ il: 1. Kmlen Cre«- 

•on. b. i| Nor., 1I70; m. ai Feb., lav*. i>t»c* N' 
I- ' m. ol Jarob and Cieorxiana (.\nderton^ Nion .• i«jiTi 

\'. ..,..-.4. b. 19 Nov, 1I71, m. 17 Jan., i»<-' Ij..J. *» Henrm. >• 
< (kt. 1 1^6. wn of Jacob and Itabel t> ) Hmrm 

( ) tfr I I Kaihrrin WiIIocIl, b. i) Dec., tt9S- '• Eleanor 
Crar i jaa, il<<' Katherin Willock Ogborn, l< •/ 

' N. i»7|. m 16 <kt., i»vi. I v b. J Aug., 

i«-.i. too of ^' " -n and 1 ...a.'i. ,...,..> iluicitin* 4. 

\\r .,^ lt..t>rr ' \. . b 19 Jan.. 1I77 

iii. F: i>a«M, born ; di«d io her infancy. 

;\ NV'ittUM K.iv%imO (>c»a«K, b. ao Pcb^ itSS- 

V. Ella OcaoaK. b ji • ^j; m. 19 June, itt4. Nathan K But- 

'rr b. li (k-i. i»4.*. »i.':i of John and F.inilv (Blur) Butler. 
I .11. r:«...i KodKcr*. '• - Xug., il9i- 

vi. II > Hilar b. ^— - in hi* infancy. 

rii. M^ar .XfiNiavA Oommk, born : died younfc. 

viii. F.ux^atrM FioMta Ocanaw. born u January, it6$. 



G\BDVF.R Cl. \KK ."■'►Vi M \Capt. Eirtttrr. i.t'inttii, i.ni.'iit, 

t.hfnrzrr* Elrattr.^ GiUt.' .Inthony.^) twin, with Esther, war born 
i{ May. l8<>«j. in Exeter. Rhtnle I>land. He wis a succcMful 
farmer; married Mary Ann. tlaujrhter of William Himes of ViT^h 
Kinsr»ton. R. I. He died on Ivs f.irm in M.t\ iS-i. Childrrn 

i. M*«v FsTMra. born . ilitij prrviou* m iS<>o. 

ti. (fF ■•' • W^aaiN. In 1I90 lived on hi» farm in t^--<" w ' "- 
and non-cnmmiiniraiive. 



264 THE sum: L.MS OF AMtKlCA 

iii. M.\RV tsiHtK, djtd prcvjou* to ihe year 1890- 

iv. KiLES A\.n; no record ui her reported. 

V. Rl TM, born ; died previous f<> the %car 1890. 



280 A (L'80) 

Hem.AN* Si.ocu.M iJoshuti.' George* Charles/ Kbenenr.* Elett- 
zer? Giles- Jnthony.^) born early in the niiirttrrnth crntury in cen- 
tral New York; re>iiled in Oneida County, N. V.. in i8.U- It ha^ 
been reported that he \va«. twice married, and 'moved westward.' 

One child, perhaps other*. 

i. Couriland John, born in Central New York; m. and lived 

Syracu»e, then moved Me»iMard. He died . Children, jt 

hap» oihert: 

I. Franklin, b. it4$: m. !— '^•rawbridge of Grcmtowu, ' 
A h<>hdealrr in Akron, O. 1 r »an, William, in .\kron 

- John, a widower in 1907 in Akron, O « : r 1 

I'harirt, in Akron with children John and JeMic l. Kuk«etl 1 
win in Akron with children; Charlotte, b. ityi. and Robert K 
»ell, b. i8v^. 

•JSOB (JSO) 

Al-ON/O" SUHJL'.M {Joshua.' Grorg, . fies.^ Ebeneter.* Ki< ■ 
zer.^ Giles} Anthony}) was b<»rn in Pomp<*> 'rtmnship, Onondaga 
Coiintx. New ^'ork. He wa> a minor at the tiiwe of hi* fathr: 
death tliere in iSU- He learinrd the trade ot Uujeniakin^. Wa* 
thrice married, but the names ot the rtrsi wi<c (an 1 woman) 

and the third wife have iwt been re|»<jrted. He married second in 
Port Hupe. Ontario, Canada, in l8.?0, Sara, daujjhter of Abel and 
Hannah (Church) Newman <it Port Hope where she was born in 
1815; 'a very relinious woman.' He married third a >oung woman 
at Ivondon, Ontario, about 1874. 'ITiey resided in Dresden in 1890; 
he has since died ajjed about 94 years. Children, by first marriage: 
i. A ChiiJ), died in infancy in Onondaga County, New York. 

Children by second wife: 

28081. ii. Paniei. W., b. la Oct., 1S3S; m. Margaret Hughes 1159. 

iii. Charles Voixev. b. la Oct., 1840. A farmer; m . Lnta in 

I'aMiior Fp., Bruce Co., Ontario. prr\ ion* in iKRi «i»li two rhi!- 

drcn. 
iv. JoNATHAK Svlvestm; m. • A laborer; wa« drowned 

about 187$ in the Thame» River. Ontario. Can., Iea\ing three 

children: 



AND THKIR ALLIAN'CfcS 



265 



I William Ja ' -- -> - ..ikjiii.i M. 

I M«». I /• I ' , b i< Frb^ 

lH<\ io n. dau. of Cttarlr* Au|{u»iim aotl I >:»« 

(Haor«tKr 1-it^ n and Mrunuril iroa 

worker. Krtulrt iv ' '' ^n I. I^ilia, 

J Minrrva, b. is Apr., it;^ - Brown of Wallace- 
burg. 

I Oiarlri III I, Ml 

Stttrtn I* ' \: 1I74, k 
dau. H. ' llrMrr (Crowdrr> Pa^nard. He 

mamm, •9»7. at Tunic ' 1 Harnrt fc^ 

b. at "., \\ .u 1. Mii^t\A. U. i| Aug., l9o4: 
•:-• :...<r. 



%i Htvst M«tjt. b. 14 Marrb.. il$i. ai While Ontario; 

r llr wurkrd in I oodon ; in itfo ibrr 



, \t... t, ii. 



Wtiiir r*1>iir>ti fliitar^ii Rr. 



14 \tarcK ilii. at White Church, Ontario. Mar. 
' I in W 



(tniarKiL ('hildrm 1 



« lltiiirr 



Joha, K. f OcL, itSa a. Wil- 

! at Wallace- 



• hhntr. 



'» • JothmaJ' Georgf.* 
' was bom ti Oc- 

la. He marrird at Wrl- 
:rt. daughter of John and 
Mrmatihan. Irrland. \%hrrr »hr 
d on a farm in Tinvn^hip 
»r. Count) Btmr. t >i)tafnf. ill JufiT. 1890. P«i*tofficc SprA. 
Liiiidrm: 

i IfMtirr M\ii\. b. a4 June. iMq, io Tp.. Reach. Ontario; tn. 
Charlet W. W. Pa conrrrancrr lla<l rhiUI. Jonathan 

If • 



I)^ \V\MI 

L '. . f" hrtrtrr 

tnhrr. 18 - 

». On? 
Jane (Krcrland) H 
\%a* bom as I)< 



IL At 



1,1 tiinr t^f i in fn Sj»!'> 



266 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

iii. Jas'E Hacen', b. 2i Feb., 1864, in Tp. Saxton. 

iv. Eliza, b. i April, 1866, in Tp. Sanion. 

V. JoH.V, b. 3 April, 1868, in Tp. Maryboro. 

vi. Ei.LES, b. 8 May, 1871, in Tp. Mint, 

vii. Chari.es, b. 5 April, 187J, in Tp. Mint. 



L'81 CJHl) 

AloXZo" SlocLM (Ctorgt.'^ Charles,'^ Ebt-nftrr* Eleoztr.^ Gilri/ 
Anthony.^) was born s October. I7«j2. in e;utcrn New ^'ork, or 
Rlioile Island. In his early lite he ueni w iih his father arni the faiiiil) 
to Ponipe> 'r«)\\nship. Onondaga County, N. ^. He was a st)ldier 
in the War of 1812. He married ^i Januarv. iSiS. Lavinia Williams 
who was born 30 September. I7»y2. daughter of Major Ua\ id Wil- 
liams of Pompe\. The) moved from Poiin>e\ to Riple> Township. 
Huron Count), Ohio, in the spring of l8j3. and there ihe> died, and 
wen- buried, he 13 March. 1S48. she 2 Ma>. 1871. Children: 

i. CiiARLES, b. 8 Dec, i8is; m. and had *ou», Jamc» and 

C'harlr». each of whoin had iwu tonv Thry rr»idrd at Landing. 
.Mich. He died 14 Sept.. 188$ 
ii. Kmeuse. b. 26 Nov.. 1817; in. l>aviU licii. 1 i»e> awelt ai 
tJreenwich, Murun l"o., <• '^^•r .1 i? Msr.Ii |(i»., M •,) ihrrr 
children. 
281A. iii. -Marcvret, b. j Dec., 1819; ni. Harvey Baker. 

iv. Elsie Ass, b. 20 Feb., 1822; m. Le Roy Rugerk. She d. 10 Aug., 
1873. at Rid^jeville Corner*. O. Had three children who died 
young. 
28iB. V. Pamu Wiluams, b. 31 March. 182s: m. Sara .M. Paine, <i 

vi. Perthes Erskise. b. $ Feb., 1827; d. 17 Feb., i8$q, in Ripley. 
281C. vii. Maskred He NVirr, b. 11 Pec.. 1829; m. Elizabeth Cha»e; d. 

viii. Clarissa La\isia. b. 6 Aug.. 1838; m. Fdjjar Walker; d. 27 
Feb., 1 8 $9, at LanMng. Mich. 



•J81A 281 

Margaret" Si.tx. im (Jlomo.' C .;,. (./.....*.>. t.lunfztr* 
Eleaztr.^ Gilisr Anthony,^) born \ December. 1819. in Pompey Tp.. 
Ononda<:a Co.. New ^'ork : married l8.U» i" Riple\ Tp-. Huron 
Co., Ohio. Harve\ Lewis Haker also born in Pompex , and reard in 
Norwalk. Ohio. In 1S38 they moved to Mansfield. Ohio, where he 
conducted a chair manufactory until the year i8so when the\ movd 
to Lansin^i, Michigan. Here they died, she 8 Januarv. 1892. he 



AND THEIR ALLIANXES 267 

July. 189 ^ ajred 78 vcar»: both burird In Mount Hope Cemetery, 
I.an^ini;. Children: 

i. MtiY P. B«iLtK, b. ai julv. its7. io Norwalk. 1). Atrndnl pub- 
lic and privjic tchuvi in M«ii»hrld, O^ and (he Lansing. Mich., 

II .1 - I • I ..,. .1.- .. i.- i ...-.r.,-i„f jnj jttrndrd the 

Her rnidcnce it in 
8c. jobn, Mich, %*hcrr the hat practiced mediciite tiner 1I70. 
She mar. jl June. ttj$. at her parrot*' hanie, Lantinic William 
Havttu. b. 4 Jan, il)i, in Bethan\. iif r ? ^ \ . ton oi 
("hampJio J".' Mj'. Mj\rnt. William «: tchool 

aiul H' the Hahneman Med. Col., ChicaK«. and 

the MKh. IIq(> Mr ha« practiced med. in St. J" 

Mich., tii>rr 1I7V. I Uv .. vii i Mar> 

r I. . 1 — ..,.,, I Mich. Mar. 7 

rhe\ 1907 live 
•. Ill, wilkoui ehildrrr 
a. OMTg* C, h. «S D«t, itj*. ••> T He aiteiidrd 

caaum' ' •• *- * ' •» c \fji 1' 

grsdiM ^ • Mr 

lieeU ri (il hh death t 

ll^. ««a« bu Jobo. He mar. i) Ma\. ilti. Henrietta 

H' Nt.«vkrK<>4l 1 ■ '■ • *■ J. tir 

Vi I*. • 1 • •■ \% i(ti 

I I I > b. IQ Dec, itii. in Lanting Wat educated 
in St. John, MkIi., where the tv 

■* '• r b. 16 S' '1 tir ' ' - '^ ' 

. »*a« J ' t" < 

Mat KUlna Pr ,:. where ihejr 1907 lirt. 

Childr' "-nee. n \iar»h and dwell in Alma, 

Mich. i. \Ur.\t. m Jain«> >iiaixt of {.anting; tbe>- hatr 
• 'irence. *« '*"■• • i«- - 

ii, V A. B > • • : ^41 . m. William t>elamaier Ihev 

dwell in tcveral place*. She d. 1$ Aug.. il9$. io Victor. Mich.; 
bur. in Laoainc. Children: 1. Henry, m. and live* in I' 1 
Mich, with nt ' M. J. ' ' '. m. Mi" "'*-' • 
wit. Mich. I..; .. c in La- „. a •on .1 

Itr. AiJiiBT L R%Kra, b. la May, il44- He trnrd three rear* 

midier with Berdan't Sharp Shooten and Sherman't Army a« 
Orderly. Mar. Marv Sutherland; «he d. about 1I97. He m 
and in Minneapoli*. Minn, and retidet 1907 there. Children 
by i«t wife I. Helen, m. William Fotter and livet near Lan- 
ting with too and dau. a Margaret, m. Dr. Brown and ha« 

one ton, in I.anting. j. Maud. m. Cadwell and live* 

in Petrnit with a ton an«i dau. 
r, OacAa A. B.VKta, b. j- *»«t> i'4'> He enli»tfd a« a »oldicr agaiaM 



\ 1. 



Vll. 



268 THE SLOCUMS OF A.MtRlCA 

the Soutliern Rebellion and servd until the end. Mar. Adele 
Delamater of Lansing, Mich., where s>he d. about 1892. Chil- 
dren: I. Daughter, d. quite young. 2. Roy, lives with his 
father part of the time in Chicago, but most in California. 

Ai-oszo D. B.\KER, b. 31 Oct., 1849. -Mar. Sara Sheets. Has dwelt in 
Otsego, .Mich., at Cirand l^dge, but mostly in Lansing wheir 
he owns a large mercantile store and business. Have one child, 
Claud, who m. tthel Carpenter of Lansing where they live 
1907 without children. 

NLxs'KRED Hh Witt Baker, b. 20 Apr., 1852; m. Ada Taylor in 
Lansing, .Mich., where they resided until 1904 when they movd 
with their one child, I^o, to San Francisco, Cal. 
viii. AoEi-K Caroline Baker, b. 4 July. i8$4, in Lansing, Michigan 
She mar. j Aug.. 1876, Richard Clark Hoichkiss Noble, son I 
1st wife of Edward H. Hotchkifcs of Conn. They movd to 
Los Angeles, Calif., in Nov.. i88i. where he died 14 May. lit: 
She m. 2nd 23 Sep.. 1885. in l.«s Angeles Henry William Ric 
tow, jeweler, b. in New York, son of Henry and Caroline 
(Bohlman) Rietow. Iwth b. in Ciermany. The dwelling in L"' 
Angeles of Adele and Henry W. was dcstroved by fire in 1892 
with valuable paper*. They movd to Honolulu, H. L, in Jan., 
1 901 and >et 1907 remain there. They are Presbxterians, but 
have joind the efforts of The Central L'niversal Church. Hone 
lulu, a union of different pnnestant society*. She i» a member 
of the Kasiern Star, and Fraternal Inion of Amerir:^ \ ' ' ' 
Ray Baker Rietow, was b. 15 Dec.. 1887. 

.MistRV\ LwiMA Baker, b. 30 June. i860, in Lansing, Michi 
gan. She died there 25 August, 1875; was buried in Mt. Hope 
Cem. 



i\. 



281 B 281 

Dwiii Wii.i.i A.Mh Si.ociM (Jlonzo.' Grorgr.* Charlrs. Lotn- 
titr.* Klttiztr.' di/ts.'- Anthony.^) was lx>rn u March, 1825. in 
Manlius Sqiiari". Oiionilajja Count\. New "^'ork. Htr moved with 
his father's family to Riplcx Township. Huron Count>. Ohio, where 
he married 25 January, i8si. Sara Maria, daunhter of William Paitv 
of Steuben Coiuiiy. liiiiiana. She died, and he married second i' 
September, 1857. Adelia Jam- Auble. born is Au^UNt, 18^7. They 
settled in Plymouth. Huron Co.. (^hio. It was thought that he was 
doinfr a lucrative business as a wool and stinrk dealer; but he endorsed 
largely for friends, and lost ail his accumulations by way of his trusted 
friends. "Perhaps few men have seen more trouble than he did in 
the last fifteen years of his life: but for all that he seemed to be 
happv." l^luis writes one of his true friends, who knew him from 



AND TMUR Al.l.lAN'CtS 20y 

bo\houil and appreciated his true worth. He died 4 December. I9O4. 
near Norualk. Ohio, and ua* buried in the Kduards Grove Cemetery 
near Greenwich and near his early home. Child by first marriage: 

i. Ell% Aofi. \iot. born j April, iS$j; married Charlct Fauver. 
Thry movnJ 10 Medicine B«\v. NVyominK. 

Children bv '•rrnnd marriairr! 

II. .\:iir»i I'i'.sj*. i-'m i >Ci'trmi»rr. I •"> 3 J . -lirii ."7 .TjMrtiii-r i , I*'"* 

iii. Htxt^ llEnii. Ijorii a btpt, 1S68; died 25 May, 1888. He ".i» 
a Mudeni ai The Ohio \Ve«lryan Inivrrtity, Claw of 1192. 
Both ton* were buried ai Ripley. 

ManfRKI) Dk Witt* Suxri M {Alonto.^ George* as above) ua* 
biirn II December, l8i«>. in Pmiipey TownOiip, Ommdaea County, 
\ru ^ ork, jLnA reared from the age of four year* in Ripley Tp.. 
Huron Co., Ohio. He married 22 February. 1855, Elizabeth Ch" - 

hair, born 28 A n Bainbridge. C » Co., N. \ ., 

daughter or ' .1 biroui: and Jane (.Mrrrit) L li.i^. He \\a» a 
toldicr againot t!ic Southern Rebellion as private, and later first ^r- 
Srant, from t» An. S»»i, until 1 July, |8<»S. A friend rep«irted 

to the writer that lu .w>: a leg in the a- 'it he said mithing .iboui 

this in his reports. He was a (• a, ti.iveler. 'ITie last year or 

r^vo of his life was past in the ,^'.,.i:rr*«. H«»me near Grand Rapids. 
Mich., where he was librarian. He died there in April, 1901. His 
^\ idnu re»ided ■'?<■"'- <^'"-^ M- '• •""»•»•■ Children: 

i. Hamukt Auoa, b. ao Sept.. ilj7, in Nonhf airfield. Ohio; mar. 

(;«>.rj:r A!' T' • ' Shr die«l ao Feb.. I9"<. ai Baltic C '• 

.\Iich-. Icav ...,^ « I^Mt.iiJn 1. II luiir iSSS. :; I 

b. 1$ Oct.. 1I96. 
ii. Cl-AnoN Cha»i. b. aa May, 1172. in Ohio, Saline Co., Kansas. F*t 

reported as .Knt. Sec'y. of the Y. M. C. .\., Washington, D C, 

in 189]. 

rRYrMKX\' Sloci M (Elijah,^ Benjamin. " Jbraham/ Eb< ... . .' 
h.lratrr.' Giles. ^ Anthony.^) was born 22 February. I7')S. at White 
Creek. Washington Countv. New ^'ork. She married rherr. Cicnr^r 
Wilber. 17 November tSi4 'I'hrv rrsiiied on .i f.nrm .if W 



270 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

Creek where their children were born. Late in life they moved to 
Momence, Illinois, and there they died, she 9 June, 1857. Children: 

i. Slocum Wilber b, 21 Dec, 1815; m. 24 Sept., 1845, Mary Ann 
Lake at White Creek, N. Y. They moved to Illinois and re- 
sided at Momence from 1850. They had two children who died 
in infancy. She d. 9 April, 1891, he 5 Sept., 1900. He was a 
merchant, and wholesale seed dealer. They were members of 
the Baptist Church. 

ii. Hiram Wilber, b. 2 Oct., 1817; m. 26 June, 1861, Harriet A. 
Pierce, b. 6 Feb., 1828, also at White Creek, N. Y. Married 
at Belvidere, 111. He d. at Momence, 111., 22 Aug., 1892. She 
1907 lives in Chicago. They had one child, Edward Dyer, b. 16 
Feb., 1865, in Momence. He m. 14 June, 1893, Agnes Morris, b. 
7 Aug., 1 868, at Manitowoc, Wis., dau. of Anthony and Bea- 
trice (Tangher). They 1907 reside in Chicago, with child, 
Ida Agnes, b. 2 Apr., 1894, in Chicago. 

iii. Merrit Wilber, b. 29 June, 1819; died in California 14 Novem- 
ber, 1851, unmarried. 

iv. Alvin Wilber, b. 26 Jan., 1822; married 15 April, 1851, at Mo- 
mence, 111. He died 5 June, 1892, at Miamus, Ct. Had chil- 
dren, Ida and Julia. 

v. Adaline Wilber, b. 24 June, 1825; m. 3 Sep., 1851, Joseph Mount 
Webster at Momence, 111. She died there 14 Apr., 1894, without 
children. He died 13 June, 1905, at Big Springs, South Dakota; 
was bur. at Momence. 

vi. Charlotte Wilber, b. 27 Feb., 1827; m. at Momence, 111., 2 Sep., 
1852, William Hamilton Patterson, b. in Warren Co., O., 7 
Dec, 1829. They d. at Momence, he 16 Jan., 1870, she 27 Jan., 
1875. Children: 

1. Merrit Elmore, b. 30 May, 1854; d. 26 Sep., 1874, at Ft. 
Collins, Colo. 

2. Albert Wilber, b. 5 May, 1856; d. 16 July, 1872, at Mo- 
mence. 

3. Bertha Adelaide, b. 13 Oct., 1859; m. 7 Nov., 1877, Welton 
Modiset Durham of Momence, b. 4 March, 1849, at Terre Haute, 
Ind., son of Pleasant Durham of Tennessee and wife Mary Lyons 
of Ind. Children: i. Irene Wilber, b. 4 Aug., 1879. 2. Bertha, 
b. 27 Jan., 1881. 3. Charlotte, b. 6 Jan., 1883; d. 27 Aug., 1884, 
at Grand Haven, Mich. 4. Marguerite, b. 6 Dec, 1887. 5- 
William Patterson, b. 2 July, 1889, all b. at Momence. 

4. William Lincoln Patterson, b. 5 Apr., 1861 ; d. 27 Mar., 
1880. 

vii. Hanna Elizabeth Wilber, b. 20 Feb., 1831; m. at Momence, 111., 
28 Mar., 1859, Jacob Burnet Hamilton, a farmer, b. 27 Mar., 
1821, near Cincinnati, O., son of Adam and Margaret (Howard) 
Hamilton. They died; she 28 Dec, 1861, at Momence, he 26 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 2"] I 

June, 1905, at Lawrence, Kan., leaving one child, Adaline W., 
b. I Sep., i86o. She m. 19 Jan., 1881, Frank Virgil Davis, b. 
30 May, 1852, in Momence, son of Silas and Rebecca (Dashiel) 
Davis. They reside 1907 in Detroit where he is employd in 
the freight trafic dept. of the Mich. Cen. R\-. Children: 

1. Cassius Miles, b. 21 Apr., 1884, in Chicago. He is a 
student in the Electr. Engineering Dept. Univ. of Mich., Class 
of 1908. 

2. Frances Vivian, b. 30 Nov., 1901, at Grand Rapids. 



282B (282) 

Mahala^ Slocum {Elijah,' Benjamin'' Abraham;' Ebenezer,*' 
Eleazer,^ Giles,- Anthony^) was born 31 July, 1798, in Cambridge 
Township, Washington County, New York. She married Leonard 
Sisson 2 November, 1815. She died 25 January, 1825, leaving chil- 
dren, viz: 

i. Dyer P. Sissos', b. 18 Nov., 1820; m. 24 Nov., 1847, Hat;:ia A. 
Barker, b. 28 July, 1825, at White Creek. N. Y. He d. there 
16 June, 1894; merchant. Children: 

1. Susan Mahala, b. 24 Oct., 1848, in. James C. Lake 6 Dec, 
1882, and had children, Chester Arthur, d. 16 Oct., 1883; Dyer 
Barker, b. 19 Oct., 1884; Horace James, b. 17 Aug., 1886, and 
Edison Stephen, b. 6 Feb., 1889. 

2. Frances Amelia, b. 7 Oct., 1852, d. 5 Oct., 1853. 

3. Dyer Barker, b. 23 Dec, 1857, d. 16 Nov., 1873. 

4. Frank Albert, b. 18 Feb., i86i; merchant; m. 17 Sep., 1890, 
Chloe Daisy Bennett, b. 4 Sep., 1871, at White Creek and had 
children: i. Rose Hanna, b. 22 June, 1891. 2. Chloe Marion, 
b. 23 Aug., 1898. 3. Myra Edith, b. 21 Oct., 1899. 

ii. Mary Janet Sisson iii. Hanna Ann Sisson. 



282C (282) 

Phebe'* Slocum {Elijah,' Benjamin,'' Abraham,'' Ebenezer,* Elea- 
zer? Giles,- Anthony,^) was born 2 May. 1801, in Cambridge Town- 
ship, Washington County, New York. She married there Solomon 
Curtis 25 November, 1819. They had children: 

i. Elon Curtis, b. 4. September, 1820. 

ii. Cordelia Curtis, b. 10 Feb., 1822; m. John Bennet. 

iii. George Curtis, b. 10 November, 1823. 

iv. Leroy Curtis, b. 30 November, 1825. 

V. Mahala Curtis, b. 9 January, 1828. 

vi. Alonzo Curtis, b. 19 April, 1831. 

vii. Harriet Curtis, b. 13 May, 1833. 



272 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

viii. Hanna Curtis, b. 26 August, 1834. 

ix. Slocum Curtis, b. 2 January, 1837. 

X. Olive Curtis, b. 19 October, 1838. 



282D (282) 

LuciNDA^ Slocum {Elijah,' Benjamin,'' Abraham,^ Ebenezer* 
Eleazer,^ Giles,- Anthony,^) was born in Cambridge Township, 
Washington County, New York, 11 February, 1803. She married 
there David Cross 24 February, 1831. She died 27 February, 1850. 
Children : 

i. Helen J. Cross, ii. Eugene Cross, 
iii. Daniel Cross; was a photographer in Chicago for a time, then 

movd west. ( ?) 
iv. William Cross, born 24 December, 1837. 



282E (282) 

Mary^ Slocum {Elijah,'' Benjamin,^ Abraham;' Ebenezcr,* Elea- 
zer^ Giles,- Anthony}) was born 4 February, 1805, in Cambridge 
Township, Washington County, New York. She was married there 
24 May, 1832, to Jonathan Niles, born 9 September, 1796. They 
resided in Shaftsbury Township, Bennington County, V^ermont. 
They died, she 28 December, 1878, he 2 August, 1893. Children: 

1. A Son, born 23 April, 1883; died the same day. 

ii. Slocum Niles, born 24 May, 1834; died 13 Feb., 1837. 

iii. Abigail Niles, born 30 June, 1835; died 27 Aug., 1835. 

iv. Joseph Burr Niles, b. 6 July, 1836; m. ist Clarind Ruth Pollard 
25 Nov., 1869; she d. 7 Dec, 1889. He m. 2nd Ann Eliza Hulet, 
23 Dec, 1896. Children: i. Clarence Pollard, b. 20 June, 1873, 
m. Virginia Tomas Scarborough 9 Jan., 1896, and had two chil- 
dren, Elgin, b. i8 April, 1897; a daughter, b. 17 Oct., 1898. 
V. Slocum Jay Niles, b. 2 Sept., 1837; m. 1st Ruth Jewett 14 Feb., 

1870; she d. . He m. 2nd Jane Moses. Children: i. Clara 

May, m. Samuel L. Jewet and had children, Ruth and Paul. By 
2nd wife: 3. Walter and 4. Louise. 

vi. Julia Amanda Niles, b. 24 Dec, 1838; m. Eliphalet Niles 18 June, 
1868, and had children: i. Herbert Jonathan, m. Helen L. 
Konrandt 19 Dec, 1894. 2. Mary E., m. Walter E. Niles 11 
July, 1896. 

vii. Henry Gray Niles, b. 21 June, 1841; m. ist. Elizabeth Viola 
Tompson 31 March, 1868. She d. 19 May, 1869. He m. 2nd 
Ella Church 11 March, 1876. Children, by 2nd wife: i. Slo- 
cum N. 2. Charles. 3. Maud E. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 273 

viii. Hanna Abigail Niles, b. 4 June, 1849; "i- ~~ Feb., 1872, David 
Doane Fowler in Cambridjj;e, N'. Y., b. 29 March, 1844. Ad- 
dress, Argyle, N. Y. Children: i. Hilton Niles, b. 15 April, 
1873, m. 25 Jan., 1899, Cora M. Mosher. 2. Gardner Henry, 
b. II July, 1874, d. 13 July, 1876. 3. Daujj;hter, b. 26 July, 1875, 
d. 7 Sept., 1875. 4. Julia Amanda, b. 25 Dec, 1876, m. 17 
March, 1897, Dewey F. Cornel. 5. William Jonathan, b. 7 Oct., 
1878. 6. David Elmer, b. 30 May, 1881. 7. Wayne Winfred, 
b. 21 Aug., 1882. 8. Truman Sweer, b. 20 Oct., 1884, d. 14 
March, 1885. 9. Slocum Doane, b. 28 Oct., 1886, d. 6 Aug. 1887. 
10. Ruby lona, b. 7 May, 1888. 11. Harold Jay, b. 2 Nov., 1890. 



286A (286) 

Sus.AN^ Slocum {H'iUiam,' Gear ire,'' Ahidhani:' Kbenezcr/ 
Eleazer;' Giles," Anthony,^) was burn 4 Jul\, 1H21, in Pawling 
Township, Duchess County, New York, and was reared from the 
age of seven years in Scipio 'J'p., Cayuga Co., N. \. She married 
I, January, 1837, Philip W. Hoff at Union Springs. He died; and 
she married second James Ashby. She died 7 November, 1897, ^t 
Union Springs, a widow. Children : 

i. Asa Ashby Hoff, b. lo Jan., 1840. He enlisted against the South- 
ern Rebellion 13 May, 1861, at Elmira, N. Y. ; was mustered into 
service 22 May as Corporal, Co. K., 19th Regt. Infy. ; was trans- 
ferred to Co. G 28 Sept. ; and the name of Regt. was changed 
II Dec, 1861, to Third Artillery. He died 26 Jan., 1862, at 
Hancock, Md., as a soldier, unmarried. 

ii. Phebe Hoff, born 10 May, 1842; died of pulmonary tuberculosis 
9 March, 1859, near Union Springs, New York. 

iii. Philip W. Hoff, born 29 March, 1844; died 15 May, 1844. 

iv. Lafayette Hoff, b. 10 April, 1848. He enlisted against the South- 
ern Rebellion 30 Aug., 1862, for three years or during the war, 
and served until 30 June, 1865, in Co. K, 3rd Regt. Artillery, 
N. Y. Vols. He was discharged honorably at Richmond, Va. 
He married 5 March, 1866, Elizabeth D. Crise of Ledyard, N. Y. 
They have resided at Union Springs, N. Y. One child, Asa 
Ashby Hoff, b. 8 Dec, 1866; mar. Winifred Abbot 6 April, 1895. 
They reside on his father's farm near Union Springs, N. Y., 
with child. Abbot Crise, b. 12 Nov., 1901. 



293 (293) 

Eleazer" Slocum {Peleg.^' Abraham;' Ebenezer,'^ Eleazer,^ Giles, - 
Anthony,'^) W'as born 8 March, 1796, in Duchess County, New York, 
and was reared in Columbia and Genessee Counties. He married 



(19) 



27-1- THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

Sara Marshal 12 January, 18 18. They resided in (jenessee and Mon- 
roe County, N. Y. He died in the year 1843. Children: 

i. Marshal, b. ; m. Hanna Warden. He resided in Conway 

Tp., Livingston Co., Mich. Died between 1861-65. (.?) Chil- 
dren: Albert and Mary. 
293 A. ii. Allen, b. 5 May, 1824; m. Deliaet A. Morgan; d. in 1901. 

iii. Mariet, b. ; m. Jonathan Haver. They resided in Vernon, 

Mich. Had one child, Sara Adelaide. 

iv. Harriet Jemima, b. . v. Sara, b. ; d. 9 March, 1854. 

vi. Wheeler, b. ; died in 1854 ( ?) '" Michigan Copper region. 

293A 293 

Allen* Slocum {Eleazer,'' Peleg,*^ Abraham,-' Ehenezer,^ Elea- 
zcr^' Giles r Anthony^) was born 5 May, 1824, in Monroe County, 
New York. He married Deliaet Elvira Morgan, who was born 
also in Monroe Co. There they resided until about 1857, then movd 
westward. They died in Boone County, Nebraska ( ?) she 15 April, 
1898; he 4 November, 1898. Children: 

i. Sara Ann, b. 23 March, 1854; m. George Kinter in Monroe Co., 
Mo. She d. 23 June, 1888, at Cedar Bluffs, Nebr., without 
children. A member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 
293A1. ii. Mary Elizabeth, b. 17 Feb., 1856; m. John Boor in 1872. 
293A2. iii. Eva Cassandra, b. i March, 1858; m. ist Marx Stegal. 

iv. George Allen, b. i8 Aug., i860, in St. Joseph, Ind. Mar. ist 
Theressa Chamberlain 19 Aug., i88i. She died in 1887 at 
Linwood, Nebr. They had one child, Eva Mabel, b. Feb., 1883, 
d. May, 1884. He mar. 2nd Amanda Simmons in Sept., 1896, 
at Albion, Nebr. An electrician. He resided latterly some 
years at French Gulch, Shasta Co., Cal. 
V. Morgan Eleazer, died at the age of about one year. 

vi. Frank Richard, b. 2 Sept., 1865; m. and had a son who 

died young. He has not been heard from for several years, 
vii. Harriet Jemima, born 8 May, 1868, in Knox County, Illinois. 
She died there in September, 1882. 
293A3.viii. Alice Deliaet, b. 11 Dec, 1872; m. Lucian B. Makinson. 



293A1 293A 

Mary Elizabeth^ Slocum {Allen^ etc., as above) was born 17 
February, 1856, in Monroe County, New York. She movd west- 
ward with her father. Was married to John Boor 25 September, 
1872. They reside (1906) at Amherst, Nebraska. Members of the 
Christian Church. Children: 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 275 

i. James Harrison Boor, b. 30 Oct., 1873; m. Nancy Horton 24 Dec, 

1899. They reside ; have one child, Earl Horton. 

ii. George Allen Boor, b. 15 Feb., 1876; ra. Caroline Lockner, June, 
1897, at Linwood, Nebr. They reside (1906) at Payette, Idaho. 
Children: i. John, b. 17 June, 1898. 2. Katherin, b. 17 Aug., 

1900. 3. Charles Ray, b. 28 July, 1902. 4. Alice Elizabeth, b. 
29 Sept., 1904. 5. Laura May, b. 28 April, 1906. 

iii. Charles Edgar Boor, b. 10 Nov., 1878; m. Edith Melcher 3 Jan., 
1906. Address (1906) New Plymouth, Idaho. 

iv. John Willis Boor, born 31 Oct., 1880; died in 1893. 

V. Sara Ann Boor, b. 22 Feb., 1883; m. Charles Lockner 30 Jan., 
1900. Their address (1906) New Plymouth, Idaho. Children: 
I. Mary, b. 30 Sept., 1902; d. 15 Jan., 1903. 2. Charles, b. 21 
Oct., 1903. 

vi. Deliaet Elvira Boor, b. ; died at age of one year. 

vii. Eva Laverne Boor, b. 23 Dec, 1877; m. Clyde Wilson 20 Oct., 

1905, at Albion, Nebr. Child, , b. Aug., 1906. 

viii. Harriet Jemima Boor, born 12 Oct., 1890; died 1893. 

ix. Florence Isabel Boor, born 3 November, 1893. 

293x\2 293A 

Eva Cassandra" Slocum {Allen/' EleazerJ etc., per 293A) was 
born I March, 1858, in Livin}j;ston County. Indiana. She married 
first Marx Stegal who died in 1884. She married second William 
Homan in 1894. They attend the Baptist Church; reside (1906) 
on a farm near Payette, Idaho. Children, by first husband : 

i. Nelson Stegal, b. 2 Nov., 1876. Address (1906) Cedar Bluffs, 

Nebr. 
ii. Allen Slocum Stegal, b. 24 Jan., 1879; m. Martha Ashburn. 

They reside (1906) at New Plymouth, Idaho, with children: i. 

Alta, b. 26 April, 1902. 2. Maud, b. Dec, 1904. 
iii. Maud Elizabeth Stegal, born 5 October, 1882. She is (1906) 

a teacher in Public School, New Plymouth, Idaho. 
Children by second husband: 

iv. Waldo Gilbert Homan, born 31 March, 1895. 
V. Herbert Alfred Homan, born 15 November, 1896. 
vi. Daniel Frederick William Homan, b. 9 Jan., 1899. 
vii. Francis Herman Homan, b. 15 April, 1900. 



293A3 293A 

Alice Deliaet" Slocum {Allen/ Eleazer,' Peleg,"^ Abraham,^ 

Ebenezer,^ Eleazer,^ Giles,- Anthony,^) was born i December, 1872. 

in Camden County, Missouri. She was married 20 January, 1889, 

at Linwood, Butler County. Nebraska, to Lucian B. Makinson, born 



27t» THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

22 July, 1859, in North Freedom, Sauk County, Wisconsin, son of 
Even and Frances (Carpenter) Makinson. Their first child was born 
at Linwood, and the others at Albion, Boon County, Nebraska. They 
now (1906) reside on a ranch near New Plymouth, Canyon County, 
Idaho, with hay and sugar beets as the principal products. Chil- 
dren: 

i. Ralph Clarence Makinson, born 24 October, 1889. 

ii. James Henry Makinson, born 30 June, 1892. 

iii. Ivan Pierce Makinson, twin, b. 24 Nov., 1896; d. 29 Dec, 1896. 

iv. Irvin Allen Makinson, twin; died 29 Dec, 1896. 

y. Ethel Marian Makinson, born 15 July, 1898. 

vi. Clyde Slocum Makinson, twin, born 23 February, 1902. 

vii. Clark Lucian Makinson, twin; died 17 Sept., 1902. 



294 (294) 

Peleg" Slocum {Peleg:' Abraham;' Ebenezer,* Eleazer,^ Gilesr 
Anthony,^) born 25 July, 1807, in Duchess Co., New York, and 
reared in Columbia and Genesee counties. He was married four 
times, but the name of one wife was not reported; the others were: 
Nancy R. Newton; Esther Carskadden ; and Mary Egbert. He was 
a carpenter and shoemaker in earlier life, and later a successful 
farmer. In 1852 he movd to a farm near Hamilton, St. Joseph Co., 
Indiana, and there died 5 June, 1863, possessed of four farms and 
some property in town. He "had two children by third wife, and 
eight by the fourth" perhaps not all born in the order given, viz: 

i. Horace, and ii. Russel, died in their infancy, 
iii. Harriet Ann, born 14 April, 1833, in New York State; died in 
May, 1852, and was buried in Hamilton, Indiana. 
(549) iv. NoRRis, born 14 Feb., 1835; m. ist Martha W. Felts. 

Children by fourth marriage to Mary E. Egbert : 

V. Benjamin ; m. Jane Wright, and resided in Mishawaka, Ind. 

Died previous to 1907 leaving 12 children, viz: i. Emma, m. 

France. 2. Minerva. 3. Electa. 4. Leonard. 5. Ralph. 6. 

Kinney. 7. James, at South Bend, Ind., in 1907, also 8. Roy. 

9. Edith. 10. George. 11. Tryphena. 12. Caroline, 
vi. Ellen; m. James Kinney. She died leaving one child, Arba R., 

who resided at South Bend, Indiana, in 1907. 
vii. Rachel A. M. 18 Oct., 1876, Thomas L. Sparrow. She died at 

New Carlisle, Ind., leaving children; Mary E. and Giles L. 
viii. James Hebron, b. 9 Aug., 1849; m. i Nov., i868, in Niles, Mich., 

Abigail Ann Prowd, b. 6 Sep., 1848, near New Carlisle, Ind., his 



AND THHIR ALLIANCES 277 

native place, dau. of James and Harriet (Wooley) Prowd. They 
settled on a farm in tlieir native neighborhood. Children: r. 
Cora, b. 13 July, 1869. 2. Halley, b. 20 Mar., 1871. 3. James 
Prowd, b. 22 May, 1873. 4. Alwilda, b. 17 Oct., 1874. 5- Ar- 
thur, b. 17 Aug., 1876. 6. Charles, b. i Feb., 1878. 7. Rhoda, 
b. 19 Dec, 1881. 8. Melvina Isabel, b. 11 Feb., 1884. 

ix. .Martha ; died at the age of sixteen \ears. 

X. Dotla; m. Chambers; d. leaving chd., Caroline. 

xi. A Daughter, died in iier infancy. 



298A (298). 

Mary Corxella- Slocum {Saniuel E.,' Samuel,''' Samuel/ Ebe- 
nczer,^ Eleazcr^ Giles,'- Anthony,'^) was born 4 September, 184O, in 
Lincsville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. She married 19 May, 
1858, at Garnavillo, Iowa, John Parson King, a farmer, born 12 Oc- 
tober, 1833, at the head of Hemlock Lake, Livingston County, New 
"lork. son of ALason A. and Phebe (Doud) King. They are retired 
farmers, with residence 1 906 Shubert. Nebraska. Mrs. King has been 
an enthusiastic worker in The Woman's Relief Corps and Secretary 
for seven years. Also President of the Prairie Cemetery Association 
of Shubert four years. She has been active with her pen : and has 
written some poetry. Children: 

i. CoRYDOx Eliot King, b. 29 June, 1859; d. 9 Feb., 1869. 
ii. Phebe Ef.len King, b. 3 April, 1861; d. 24 Oct., 1862. 

iii. Levi Rosecrans King, b. 11 Dec, 1863; d. n June, 1869. 

iv. E.MMA King, born 30 June, 1866; d. i Sep., 1869. 

V. May King, b. 26 Jan., 1869; m. 18 Nov., 1891, C. O. son of 
Isaiah and Martha (Allen) Tompkins. A farmer, 1906, at 
Kearney, Nebr. Children: i. (Jladys, b. 1893. 2. Irene, b. 
1895. 3. Helen, b. 1898. 

vi. Helen King, b. i6 Oct., 1871 ; m. 21 Aug., 1901, Leonidas Bole- 
jack, a farmer, son of James and Lucinda (Barker). They re- 
side 1906 at Shubert, Nebr. 

vii. Martha Ring, b. 22 .March, 1874; d. in Nov., 1880. 
viii. Myrtle King, b. 12 Jan., 1876; m. 18 Aug., 1899, Roy A. Downs, 
son of Judge John CJ. and Harriet (Lawrence). They reside 
at Burwell, Neb., wher he is a banker. Children: i. Helen, b. 
1902. 2. Mildred Cornelia, b. 1904. 

ix. Donna King, b. 12 Dec, 1877; m. 16 July, 1902, Preston W. 
Cass, son of John and Mildred (Windyard). They reside at 
Omaha, Nebr., where he is U. S. Mail clerk. A child, John 
Roland, was b. 1903. 

X. John Royal King, b. 24 Jan., 1879. He w^s graduated at the 
Western Normal College, Lincoln, Nebr. He enlisted in the 



278 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

U. S. Navy as musician; served four years on ships Topeka and 
Missouri. Was m. 6 Oct., 1906, to Dorothy, dau. of Capt. An- 
drew Walker of Clementsport, Nova Scotia. He is 1907 a far- 
mer at Shubert, Nebr. 
xi. Jay Worth King, b. 12 Oct., 1881 ; m. i Apr., 1906, Kathrin, dau. 
of Eli W. and Elizabeth (Ickys) Imler of Shubert, Nebr., where 
thev reside on a farm. Child, Wilda Irene. 



299 (299) 

Judge George Washington' Slocu.m {Samuel." Samuel/ Ehe- 
nezer^ Eleazerf" Giles,'- Anthony.') born 7 Auj^ust, 1818. in Monk- 
ton Township, Addison County, Vermont; moved with his parents 
in 1834 to Crawford County, Pennsylvania. He was here married 
30 September, 1841, to Rhoda Cary Mantor, born 12 December, 
1820, in Albany County, New York, daughter of James and Sara 
(Kirtland) Mantor, and sister of the brothers in whose honor the 
town ov Mantorville. capitol of Dodge Countv , Minnesota was 
named. In 1854 tlu"\ moved to the southeastern part of Minnesota 
and, when Dodge Count\ was organi/.etl in the summer of 1855, he 
was appointed one of its lirst Hoard of Commissioners by Willis A. 
Gorman, Territorial (governor. He was elected first Justice of the 
Peace in Mantorville in 1858. which office he held more than twenty- 
five years when other official duties did not prevent. He was clerk 
of the Probate Court several years; and was elected its Judge four 
years. 'For him to undertake a public trust was to the community 
an assurance that it would be well and satisfactorily done.' Mrs. 
Slocum died 25 June. 1865. He died 24 March, 1904, in Wash- 
ington, Pa., leaving there a widow, formerly Mrs. Moflit. See Vol- 
ume I. 



299A 299 

Lucy Ann'" Slocum, first child of George W." Slocum as above, 
was born 18 November, 1842, in Crawford County, Pennsylvania. 
Was married 11 October, 1858. at her father's home in Mantorville, 
Minnesota, to Charles Gleason a painter, born i Jul\-, 1833, in Mont- 
gomery County, New York, son of Rufus and Melissa (Sherman) 
Gleason. In 1873 they moved from Mantorville to Mayville. Chau- 
tauqua Co., New York, where they have since resided. Children: 

i. Adelaide J. Gleason, b. ii Dec, 1859; m. 8 Nov., 1879, Henry 
Benjamin Hopson, b. 14 Sep., 1857, Chautauqua, N. Y., son of 



AND THEIR AI.I.IANCES 279 

Nelson aiul Marilla ( Fuller i. He \% as a horse liver\man until 
1886, and since a wholesale ice ilealer. in 1903 he purcliased 
a grape farm of 120 acres near Westficid, N. Y., their address. 
Children: i. I.uc\ Marilla, 1>. 2 March, 1882. 2. Sara Row- 
ena, b. 22 All^;.. 1884. 3. Maud N'iola, b. 30 July, 1886. 4. 
Harold Sherman, b. 26 Uct., 1892. 5. Henry Benjamin, b. 28 
Dec., 1897. 6. Charles Ciieason, b. 29 .May, 1900. 

.M\RV CiLEASON, b. 1868; m. Dr. Charles Gilbert 2 Sept., 

1886, in Florida. Children: i. Henry, b. 25 Nov., 1887; d. 
29 Nov., 1888. 2. Josephine Adelaide, b. 10 Oct., 1889. 3. 
Archibald Atwood, b. 4 Dec, 1892; d. 27 Sept., 1893. 4- Mar- 
garet Cileason, b. 28 May, 1896. 5. Lucy Adclia, b. 25 Jan., 
1899. ^ he last three were born near Baltimore where the family 
is living in 1906. 

Ceorce R. tiitASON', b. 25 Jan., 1881. in .May, 1904, he was 
graduated in dentistry in the University of Maryland, Balti- 
more. He went the same month to Cniadalajara, Mexico, where 
he yet (1906) remains. Fie there married 3 Aug., 1905, Aurelia 
Escobosa, daughter of Sr. D. (ienaro and Sra. (Iregoria l".>co- 
bosa. They have a child, Ciregoria Ciuillermina, b. 3 Mas, 1906. 



Georgk Franklin" Sloclm (Dr. Julius /■.," Crnrgt U'..' Sum- 
ucl,^ Soinuil,' Elu ntztr,* E/t'Uzcr.' Giles,'- :l nlhnny.^ ) was born iS 
.Ma\, 1H74. in .Marion. Olnistfd County. Minnesota. He niarrifcl 
ArdcUa Armstrong:, born in Pittsburj;, Pa. He is i<>o(). cinploxcti by 
the National Tuhc Co.. Pittsburg. Child: 

i. George Franklin, born 27 February, 1897; died 8 Nov., 18^7. 



299C 209 

Aic.usTA Eveline"* Slocc.m {George //'..' Samuel .'• Samuel;'' 
Ebenczer* Eleazer!"' Giles.- J ntliony.^ ) was born 29 September. l8so. 
in western Pennsylvania. When she was about four years of a<:e her 
parents moved their famih to Mantorville. Minnesota, where she was 
reared. She was educated in the Public Schools, and in the Min- 
nesota State Normal School. Mankato. She then began teaching in 
Public School ; and was Principal of the Dodge Center, Minn.. School 
17 August, 187O. when she married Charles Henry" Benton (Henrv,"' 
George,* Samuel." Samuel,- Andrew.' from Engand in Ib37). Mr. 
Benton was born and reared in Saratoga County. New York, son of 
Henry and ^^ary A. (Marks) Benton. He received a Public School 
and Academic education : then read law in the office of John Patter- 



28o THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

son, Esq., Northville, Fulton Co., N. Y. In 187 1 he went to Dodge 
Co., Minn., and engaged in the practice of law. He was elected 
Judge of Probate in Goodhue County, Minn., in which office he 
served seven years. In 1887 they moved to Great P'alls, Montana; 
and he was there chosen Judge of the Eighth District Court two 
terms. Since retiring from the bench he re-engaged in the practice 
of his profession. He is a member of the A. O. U. W., B. P. O. E., 
and Montana Sons of the American Revolution. Address (1907) 
Great Falls, Montana. Children: 

i. Mary Louise Benton, born 7 January, 1880. She was educated 
for teaching; and is (1907) teaching in Public School near Ta- 
coma, Washington. 

ii. Sara M. Benton, born 2 September, 1884. She is (1907) attend- 
ing the State Normal School, Ypsilanti, Mich. She, with her 
mother and sister, is member of the Episcopal Church of the 
Incarnation, Great Falls. 



299D 299 

Sara Lida^ Slocum, eighth, and youngest, child of Judge George 
W.' Slocum, was born 23 July, 1861, in Mantorville, Minnesota. 
She was married 4 June, 1889, to Albion Bindley. He died 10 
March, 1904. She is much of the time with her son. Children: 

i. Albion Bindley, born 23 May, 1890. He is (1906) in the Camp 

School, New Hampshire, preparing for Yale College, 
ii. Elmina Mantor Bindley, born 27 March, 1892. 



305 A (305) 

Philip Lee Contee* Slocum {Joseph D.,' and wife Sophronia 
D. Twining who died 2 Februarj', 1893, in Tolland, HullJ^ David, ^ 
Ebenezer,^ Eleazer,^ Giles,- Anthony,'^) was born 13 April, 1841, in 
Tolland Township, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He married 
there 23 September, 1873, Sophia, daughter of Frederick and Amanda 
(Barnes) Swensen. They settled on a farm near the village of Tol- 
land, and yet (1906) reside there. Children: 

i. Frederick Lee, b. 25 Oct., 1875. No further report. 

ii. Frances Louise, b. 25 May, 1877; m. 9 Oct., 1902, Frank B. Tif- 
fany of Barkhamsted, Ct. Present (1906) address Winsted, Ct. 

iii. George Hull, born 12 October, 1879; married 27 Sept., 1905, 
Clara Barnham of New Rochelle, New York, where they now 
(1906) reside. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 281 

iv. Clifford Twining, born 26 March, 1881; died 20 May, 1905, at 

Hartford, Connecticut, unmarried. 
V. Frederick Svvensen', twin, born 5 February, 1886. 
vi. Flora Sophia, twin, b. 5 Feb., 1886, in Tolland where she 1907 

resides with her parents. She contributed to this record. 



305B (305) 

Alexander Twlming* Slocum {Joseph D./ Hull,^ David/ Ebe- 
tuzcr.* Kleazcr;' Giles,- Anthony,^) was born 4 April, 1843, in Tol- 
land Tp., Hampden Co., Mass. Was married 5 April, 1873, in 
Roclu-stt-r, New "^'ork, to Alice Ophelia Townsend, born 20 Auj^ust, 
1853, in Lancaster, Ohio, daughter of James and Debora Jane 
(Cronk) Townsend. They settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he 
conducted a photograph gallery. He was a member of the Golden 
ICagles. Died in Cincinnati 8 December, 1898. Mrs. Slocum and her 
two youngest daughters are members of the Methodist E. Church 
South at Visalia, Kentucky, near which they (1907) reside on a farm 
of thirty acres. Children: 

i. Dennison Townsend, b. 21 May, 1874, in Cleveland, O. Was 
educated in Cincinnati, where he is member of the I. O. O. F. 
Was mar. 28 Dec, 1904 in Ne\vport, Ky., to Myrtle Bell May- 
hew of Harrisburg, Va. They reside (1906) at Visalia, Ky. 

ii. Caroune Elora, b. 13 Nov., 1876, in Cincinnati, and was there 
educated. Was mar. in Independence, Ky., 25 June, 1898, to 
Erie L. Brazier of Visalia, Ky. In 1906 they resided in Cov- 
ington, Ky., with children: i. Leon Alexander, b. 29 Sept., 
19CX), at Visalia, Ky. 2. William Slocum, b. 6 Dec, 1902, at 
Lebanon, O. 3. Eugene, b. r Oct., 1904, Visalia; d. 8 Oct., 1904. 
4. Olena Cjertrude, b. 12 Sept., 1905. 5. Orlando Douglas, b. 
14 Sept., 1906, the two last in Covington. 

iii. Alice, born 10 May, i88i, in Cincinnati; d. 4 Jan., 1882. 

iv. Lillian Jennie, b. 24 June, 1888, in Cincinnati. Was educated 
there and in Covington, Ky. She is (1906) an operator for the 
Long Distance Telephone Co., Cincinnati. 

v. Florence Edna, b. i March, 1891, in Cincinnati. Was educated 
there and in Visalia, Ky. 



309 (309) 142 

Oliver Ellsworth' Slocu.m {Eleazer,^ David/ Ebenezer,*^ Elea- 
zer/ Giles,- Anthony,^) born 16 August, 1801 ; married Mary Mills. 
She died 7 March, 1884, aged 83 years and 10 months, in Granville, 
Massachusetts. He then moved to the home of his son Oliver E. in 



282 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

Tolland, Mass., and there died 15 February, 1885. Were buried in 
Tolland where he was born. Their daughter: 

iii. Mary Louise; m. William Treat; died 5 June, 1890, at Holyoke, 
Mass. Her dau. Elizabeth, m. Alfred H. Morton. They re- 
sided at Holyoke with one son, b. in 1880. 



310 A (310) 

Elmer Elsworth^ Slocum {Samuel H'.,^ Charles C.,' Cor- 
nelius f' David, '^ Ebenezer,^ Eleazer;' Giles r Anthony,^) born 15 
August, 1 861, at Charlotte, Michigan. Was married in 1884, to 
Emma Edmonds. They reside (190b) at Grand Rapids, Mich., 
where he has been a mail carrier several years. Child : 
i. CiRACE Laone, born 22 May, 1885. 



312A (312) 
May Aurelia^ Slocum {Clark E.," Edivard: Oliver If'.." Ed- 
ward;' EbenezerJ^ Eleazer^ Giles r Anthony}) born 20 April. 1875, 
was reared mostly in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Her father, a master 
mechanic of The Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Indiana Railway, 
moved his family some years ago to Grand Rapids where she engaged 
in teaching in the Public Schools. She was married there in her 
parents' home lO October, 1906, by Rev. John Gordon, Congrega- 
tionalist, to John W. Lynde. She was well attended by her former 
associate teachers of the Wealthy Avenue School. They settled in 
Grand Rapids. 



314A (314) 
Frederick Haynes- Slocum {Charles/ Ebenezer!'' Edivard. '' 
Ebenezer* Eleazer,^ Giles,'- Anthony.^) was born lO November, 1853, 
in Ripley Township, Huron County, Ohio, and was reared on a farm 
near Shelbyville Illinois, from the age of twelve years. He was mar- 
ried 4 November, 1875, at Green Valley, 111., to Mary Elizabeth 
Young, born 27 January, 1859, at Smithville, New York, daughter 
of Charles and Henrietta (Monahan) Young. In 1890 Frederick 
was a Ry. Train Conductor with address Shelbyville, 111. Children: 

i. Charles Ebenezer, b. 9 Jan., 1877. Shelbyville, 111. 

ii. George Haynes, b. 2 March, 1879, Shelbyville, HI. 

iii. Frulerica, b. 22 Mar., 1881, Parkersburg, 111. D. 24 Mar., i88r. 

iv. Thomas Lowel, b. 9 Feb., 1883, Beardstown, Illinois. 

V. Sara Elizabeth, b. 30 May, 1885, Shelbyville, Illinois. 



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AND THEIR ALLIANCES 283 

SUB (314) 

George Ralph^ Slocum {Charles/ EbenezerJ^ Eduard/ Eben- 
ezer* Eleazer/ Giles/ Anthony.^) born 14 September, 1864, in Rip- 
ley Tp., Huron Co.. Ohio, was reared on a farm near Shelbyville, 
Illinois. He entered the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, 
Maryland, and was there graduated in 1885, grading ninth in the 
class of forty. In 1890 he was serving in the U. S. N. w ith rank of 
Ensign. 



314C (314) 

Agnes Maud Slocum. sister of the above named Ensign George 
R., only daughter, the fifth and youngest child of Charles' Slocum, 
was graduated with first honors at Oxford Female College, Ohio, in 
1888. 



315 (315) 

Eleazer" Slocum (Eleazerf' Edivard,'' F.benezer* Eleazer/ 
Giles,- Anthony') born 28 November, 1828; married first 17 Octo- 
ber, 1850, Harriet Boltwood Thornton, born in Carroll, New \'ork, 
5 June, 1835, daughter of Horatio Nelson and Eunice Noble (Greene) 
Thornton. She obtained a divorce from him 24 November, 1857; 
and married second 26 March, 1861, Joseph Benjamin FoUet, born 
12 October, 1829, son of James Junior and Rachel (Doane) Follet. 
They resided in Kansas City, Missouri. By this marriage with 
Eleazer" Slocum, she had one child, Eva Eudora, born 19 October, 
1852, in Kiantone, New York. She married 13 August, 1874. Byron 
S. Francisco, born 20 March, 1843, in Milwaukee,, Wis., son of 
Nelson and Esther (;Havens) Francisco. He served in the Civil 
War; and in 1875 was a bookkeeper in Kansas City. The second 
marriage, and other children of Eleazer' Slocum are recorded in Vol- 
ume I of this work (315). 



318A (318) 

Stephen Slocum Wood {James Co/bin Hood and Charlotte^ 
Slocum, Stephen/ Giles," Giles/' Giles,* Giles, "" Giles,- Anthony/) 
born 16 October, 1846, in Newport, Rhode Island. Married there 
Matilda Sara Davis 29 June, 1870. They have since resided in New- 



284 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

port, where they are members of the -First Methodist Episcopal 
Church. Children : 

i. Bertha Matilda Wood, b. 4 April, 1871; m. 8 Dec, 1904, Charles 

F. Davenport, 
ii. Charlotte Slocum Wood, b. 2 Nov., 1872. She married 4 Sep- 
tember, 1894, George H. Young. 

iii. Stephen Slocum Wood, b. 8 June, 1874; m. i Aug., 1894, Emma 
Oilman. Children, all born in Newport: i. Gladys Slocum, 
b. 14 Aug., 189^. 2. Katherin Rebecca, b. i May, 1899; d. 6 
March, 1902. 3. Edward Gilman, b. 22 Dec, 1901. 4. Warren 
Sterne b. i Aug., 1905. 

iv. Henry Davis Wood, b. 13 March, 1881; m. Winifred Stanton 
Davenport, 14 April, 1902. Children, born in Newport, R. I.: 
I. Clara Slocum, b. 22 March, 1903. 2. Henry Davis, b. i8 
May, 1905; d. 23 Aug., 1905. 



326 (326) 

Dr. Volney Peleg^ Slocum {Alexander,' Mattheiv/ Giles, ^ 
Giles/ Giles,^ Giles," Anthony,,^) born 6 October, 1825, in South 
Easton, New York; died 17 August, 1886, in New York City. His 
wife Helen Mar (Almy) Slocum, died 16 May, 1882. They moved 
to New York City in 1872, 'since which time her voice was constantly 
heard at all meetings for the advocacy of woman suffrage.' 
Of their children: 

i. Mary Louise, b. 3 Nov., 1847; m. Job Thomas. Children b. since 

1880: Allen, b. 3 Oct., 1881. Asenath, b. 3 June, 1886. 
iv. Charles Volney, b. 6 Apr., 1856; m. Delia A. Clark. He loves 

vocal music in which he is proficient in public. Children: i. 

Alexander, b. 18 Apr., 1879. 2. Avery, b. 23 July, 1881 ; d. 3 

Aug., 1882. 3. Helen M., b. i Jan., 1883; d. 12 Aug., 1883. 4. 

Laura Rose, b. 7 Mar., 1886. 5. Winthrop, b. 8 Aug., 1888. 6. 

Raymond, b. 8 Aug., 1889; d. 6 May, 1890. Addresses in 1907 

not reported, 
vii. Alexander W., b. 28 May, 1863, in Granville, N. Y. Mar. 9 

July, 1885, in Detroit, Mich., Lillian Fulton, dau. of Josia and 

Marian (Parke). 



328 (328) 

Alfred'' Slocum {Royal,' Mattheiv,'^ Giles, ^ Giles, ^ Giles, ^ 
Giles,- Anthony,'^) born 21 April, 1833, in Easton Tp., Washington 
Co., New York; married 26 October, 1858, Kathrin Susanna Mar- 



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tin in Winchester. Oregon; resides 1907 in Glendale, Oregon, as 
Notary Public, farm implement and insurance agent. Of his chil- 
dren : 

iv. Alfred Kenyon, b. 5 Jan., 1862; m. Agnes Hutsby. Is 1906 cir- 
culation manager of the Morning Oregontan newspaper, Port- 
land, where he resides. Children: 'L. H. and H. R.' 

vii. Harriet Nellie, b. 27 Sep., 1869; m. H. C. Smith who became 1906 
clerk Circuit Court of Multonah Co., Oregon, residence, Portland. 
Children: Charles, Seth, Leslie, Kathrin. 
X. S.\.MUEL Cecil, b. 31 May, 1876. Was graduated M.D. at Cooper 
Medical College, San Francisco, 1900. In 1906 in Portland, 
Oregon. Was m. 15 Dec, 1906, to Virginia de Lano at Harris- 
burg, Oregon. Lived in Portland. 



329 (329) 

William Henry^ Slocum {Borden,' Stephen,^ Giles i" Giles,* 
Giles,^ Giles,- Anthony,'^) was born 15 November, 1819, in South 
Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island, on a farm. He went to 
New York City about the year 18.^2, where he soon began an active 
and useful career that led to fortune. He died 23 November, 1901, at 
his home in Brooklyn, N. Y. He was first in the employ of his uncle 
Silas Brown selling groceries. In 1837 he taught Public School 
in Cireenville, New Jersey. Was married 5 January, 184b, to Caro- 
line M. Mason by Rev. Elisha Tucker, D. D., of the Oliver Street 
Baptist Church, of which he became a member in 1844, and so re- 
mained until they moved to Brooklyn in i860 when they be- 
came members of the Hanson Place Baptist Church; served 
in different offices and taught in the Sunday School many years. 
He w;is chosen Trustee of The East River Savings Institution 
New York, 11 August, 1851; and its President 13 January, 
1862, which office he held until his death. During the first thirty- 
six years of his presidency, he had the pleasure of seeing the Insti- 
tution's surplus increase from about fifty thousand to over two mil- 
lion dollars ; and its resources to nearly sixteen million. He was also 
a director of the Atlantic Fire Insurance Co., of Brookhn 1860-79; 
director in the Safeguard Fire Insurance Co., New York, 1871-79; 
in the Mercantile Trust Co., since 1884; and Chairman of the United 
States Board of Trustees of the London and Lancashire Fire Ins. Co. 
of Liverpool. He was of medium size and weight, with somewhat 
thin and angular features, high forehead, calm, deep set eyes, firm 



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286 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

mouth and chin, and manners both dignified and pleasing. Industry, 
prudence, and integrity were the principal traits of his character. 
Children : 

i. Albert Mason, born 2 March, 1847; died 12 June, 1848, and was 
buried at Flushing, Long Island, New York. 
566. ii. William Albert, b. 15 April, 1849; m. Emma R. Eastburn. 

iii. Frank, b. 6 Jan., 1852. He attended the Public Schools, and The 
Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute where he was graduated A.B. in 
Class of 1871, delivering an oration at the Academy of Music on 
The Sphere of Hellenism, which was published in the Brooklyn 
Eagle 21 June, 1871. He studied theology; was licensed to 
preach and, after some ministering at the Sixth Avenue Baptist 
Church, he past about two years in Paris and Hanover as a stu- 
dent. During this time he wrote two series of letters describing 
his experiences 'In Foreign Lands' which were publisht in the 
Kings County Rural Gazette, 1874-75. Various other articles by 
him were publisht under the noins de plume F. S., Phi Sigma, etc. 
at intervals in the Brooklyn Union, Baptist Bells, and other peri- 
odicals, all showing keen powers of observation and reflection. 
He excelled in mathematics, music, and modern languages. Re- 
turning from Europe, he became instructor in French, German, 
and Elocution in his alma mater. He is of quiet, meditative tem- 
perament; for some years has been clerk in The Union Dime 
Savings Bank of New York, but retains residence in Brooklyn 
Borough. Remains unmarried. 

iv. Ella Louise, b. 7 July, 1855, in New York City, and was educated 
there in the Public Schools. She joined the Hanson Place Bap. 
Ch., Rev. Justin D. Fulton then pastor, on Sunday, 25 Jan., 1874. 
Was mar. 6 Nov., 1878, at her father's house by Rev. P. S. Hen- 
son, D.D., of Philadelphia, to George C. Roberts, son of George 
and Martha (Roberts) Roberts. She past the summer of 1875 
with her parents in Great Britain, Switzerland, and France. She 
was a sweet singer and an earnest worker in her church and 
Sunday school; of mild and pleasing disposition. She died 2 
Feb., 1887; was bur. in her father's plat in the Flushing Cem. 
In her will dated 16 Dec, 1886, her husband and brother Louis 
W. are namd executors. Children: i. William Frazier, b. 22 
July, 1884, in Brooklyn, and attended Public School 11 there. 
Joined the Lafayette Av. Pres. Ch. 20 May, 1900. Engaged as 
clerk with a coffee merchant in Sep., 1903 ; is 1907 with a stock 
brokers firm in New York. Resides with his uncle Louis W. 
Slocum. 2. Claud Wilbur, b. 30 Jan., 1887. Attended the Pub- 
lic Schools including the Erasmus Hall High School. He joined 
the Lafayette Av. Pres. Ch. 15 Mar.. 1903. Was a general 
favorite; died 9 Jul\-, 1906, of typhoid fever; bur. in Slocum lot, 
Flushing. 



AM) rill-IR AM.lAN'CIiS 287 

Louis VVilbi r, b. 26 Oct., 1859. Was graduated at Public School 
in 1877. After brief commercial experience he obtained position 
in the East River Savings Bank with which he remained con- 
nected from 1879 till 1905, serving as a trustee from 13 Dec, 
1897, and a? assistajit secretary many years. Was mar. 10 Mar., 
1887, to Annie J. Cornwell at the home of her father, Timothy, 
by Rev. Dr. Duryee, Cong. He has served as clerk of the Han- 
son Place Bap. Ch., also as trustee, and secretary of this Board. 
Was formerly active mem. of the Brooklyn Bicycle Club, or- 
ganizd 1879, incorp. 1886. Has been executor of several estates, 
and held local office. Since 1905 he has been in real estate bus- 
iness at Flatbush, Brooklyn. Children: i. Lorna, b. 2 Apr., 
i888. 2. Madeline, b. 22 Apr., 1891. 



345 A (345) 

Charles Cornelius" Slocum {Willet M..^ Charles,' Ebenezerf' 
SfWiuel/ Samuel* Ebenezer.^ Giles,'- Anthon\\^) born 23 September, 
1838, in Tiverton, Rhode Island. He went to California about 1870, 
and there married 9 September, 187b, at Magalia, Butte County, 
Katherin Kloss, born i January, 1857, in Germany, daughter of 
Philip Kloss. Mr. Slocum was a miner. He died at Ma^alia 14 
April, 1902. Children: 

i. Karl Frances, born 15 July, 1877; mar. 9 July, 1904, Mary Shawn 
at Oroville, Butte County, California, where they reside (1906). 

ii. i\Lav Lillian, born 26 December, 1878. Mar. 15 Oct., 1904, Wil- 
liam Moore in San Francisco by Rev. Edwin Brown. Child : 
Kenneth Slocum, b. 26 Feb., 1906, at Stirling City, Butte Co., 
Calif. 

iii. Caroline Amelia, born 16 May, 1885, at Magalia, Calif. 



347 A (347) 

Inez Blanche^" Slocum {Pcleg^ Peleg,^ Peleg,' Samuel,^ Sa//i- 
url/ Samuel* Ebenezer;' Giles,- Anthony,^) was born at Warsaw, 
Wyoming County, New York, and was reared in part at Pithole in 
the petroleum region, Pennsylvania. She, wath her sister Ida, entered 
Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio, in 1867-68; and she was there gradu- 
ated A. B. in the class of 187 1. She continued her studies in the Uni- 
versity of Michigan and there received the degree of A. M. in 1874, 
with the reputation of a good student, and a brilliant Avoman. Later 
she has attained reputation as a writer. She resided with her step- 
father George Rice in Marietta, Ohio, in 1892; and later married 
Bliss Black. In 1901 they resided in or near Boston. 



288 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

352A (352) 

Thirsa Almy^ Slocum {Stephen R./ Stephen/ Samuel,'' Sam- 
uel/ Samuel/ Ebenezer/ Giles/ Anthony/) was born 22 August, 
1845, on a farm near Westerly, Rhode Island. She married William 
A. Burdick of East Greenwich, R. L, where the}' were 3'et living in 
1906. He was a jeweler. Children: 

i. Florence Burdick, b. ; m. Massie. She has one 

child, Hope. They live with her parents in 1906. She is organ- 
ist at the M. E. Church, also a teacher of the piano. 

ii. Bertha Elizabeth Burdick, b. — . She also has a good education 
in music; has traveled with the Rita Mario Orchestra, mostly 
in the South. Makes her home in Providence with her cousin, 
Mrs. Ira Winsor; and when there she sings in the choir in the 
Universalist Church; also teaches the piano. 



360 (360) 

John Francis^ Slocum {Benjamin T./ Abel/ Samuel/ Samuel/ 
Ebenezer/ Giles/ Anthony/) was born 23 April, 1821, in Pawtuxet, 
Providence County, Rhode Island. He was educated in and near his 
native town, and early went to work in a cotton cloth mill. He 
changed from one mill to another, and was advanced until he became 
superintendent. After several years he resigned this position, and 
entered the wholesale grocery business in Providence as junior partner 
in the firm of Whitford and Slocum. Feeling an attraction to the 
west, he sold his interest in Providence and, in 1863, moved his 
family to Chicago, 111. Here he entered the wholesale grocery busi- 
ness but soon changed to the operation of a planing mill, w^hich was 
destroyed by fire about 1866. Lacking capital with which to start 
business again, he secured position of traveling salesman for a young 
and striving wholesale grocery firm, and had the pleasure of seeing 
the business increase to large returns. He showed marked ability as a 
salesman, was energetic, and punctual in meeting every engagment. 
He was kind hearted, always willing to do what he could to help 
others out of trouble, and preferred to suffer loss rather than go to 
law. These qualities won for him the designations of 'a grand man ; 
one of nature's noblemen.' He was very fond of his family, and 
passed all possible time at home, his only social and fraternal mem- 
berships being with his home, and church. An earnest petition in his 
prayers was that he might be spared a lingering illness before the^ 
close of life. This petition was granted. He retired for the night 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 289 

as usual after passing a happy evening with his family in Chicago, 
apparently' in good health — and his spirit past away in the early morn- 
ing of 2 March, 1895, while apparently asleep. 

John Francis Slocum was married 5 February, 1844, in Lonsdale, 
R. I., by Rev. C. C. Taylor, Episcopalian, to Almeda Bourne, Avho 
was born 22 August, 1820, in Attleboro, Mass. She was of the highly 
respected family of Stephen Bourne a soldier in the War of 1812, and 
his wife Nancy Dean. She early evinced a talent for vocal music 
and this talent was cultivated. She attracted a host of musical friends, 
some of whom were of wide fame and urged her (unsuccessfully) to 
enter upon concert work. Her marriage was a notable event, with 
many guests present. She was a good home keeper; was member of 
the Union Park Congregational Church, Chicago, and attended regu- 
larly until she was crippled by a fall in 1899. Although she could not 
recover from this accident, she did not lose her cheerfulness. She 
died 13 April, 1904, from another cause after a short illness at her 
son's home in Elizabeth, New Jersey. She was buried beside her hus- 
band in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, R. I. Children: 

589. i. Ella Bourne, b. 5 May, 1847; m. Ernest von Jeinsen. 

ii. Mary Emily, born 29 May, 1849, at Fall River, Mass. She died 
19 December, 1853, in Lonsdale, Rhode Island, and was buried 
in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, R. I. 

iii. Frances Almeda, b. 26 Jan., 1852, at Fall River, Mass. She at- 
tended the Public Schools in Chicago, graduating from the High 
School, also the Wheaton Female Seminary at Norton, Mass. 
She later became proficient in instrumental music, studying many 
years at the Chicago Conservatory. She married John Graham, 
Jr., in Chicago, 21 Sept., 1886; died 24 June, 1895, in Kansas 
City, Mo. A child, John Francis Roy Graham, b. 8 Oct., 1888, 
is (1906) attending the Northwestern Military Academy at 
Highland Park, 111. 
360A. iv. Annie Theresa, b. 27 Dec, 1854; m. Charles W. Clingman. 
360B. V. Frederick Baylies, b. 15 April, 1859; m. Pauline Davies. 

vi. Alice Brayton, b. 4 Aug., 1862, Providence; d. 8 Sept., 1862. 



360A 360 

Annie Theresa Slocum {John /*'." etc., per 360 above) was born 
27 December, 1854, in Lonsdale, Rhode Island. Was educated in the 
Chicago Public Schools, including the High School, also in the 
Wheaton Female Seminary, Norton, Mass. She was married 5 Feb- 
ruary, 1 88 1, to Charles W. Clingman of Chicago. She is talented in 

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290 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

music like the others of her family; is member of the Episcopal 
Church, and prominent socially in Chicago where they reside. Chil- 
dren : 

i. Cheryl Ella Clingman, born 9 Nov., 1882, in Chicago. She was 
married 5 February, 1906, to Charles William Pflager in Chi- 
cago. 

ii. Karl Slocum Clingman, b. in Chicago 27 Jan., 1887. 

iii. Burt Hoffman Clingman, b. i May, 1888; d. 23 Oct., 1891. 

iv. Dean Franklin Clingman, b. in Chicago. 



360B 360 

Frederick Baylies" Slocum {John F.y Benjamin T./ Abelf' 
Samuel J' Samuel,'^ Ehenezer^ Giles,- Anthony,^) born 15 April, 1859, 
in Providence, R. I., was reared in Chicago, 111., and educated there 
in the Public Schools, and in Lake Forest Academy. After several 
years experience in banking in Chicago, he went to Minneapolis, Min- 
nesota in 1885. From this place he was prominent for ten years in the 
Northwest in the interests of a large Chicago firm. Here he met 
Miss Pauline Davis of Heresfordshire, England, who was visiting 
friends. They were married 20 February, 1888, in St. Paul, Minn. 
He was admitted member of the F. & A. M., of master's lodge and 
chapter; also of the Commercial Club of Minneapolis in which he was 
appointed on the Committee on Public Affairs. His business took 
him to Detroit, Michigan, and to New York City in the interests of 
a Chicago iron and steel company. During his residence in Detroit 
he became member of the Detroit Club, and the Michigan Naval Re- 
serve. Severe sickness in his family prevented his going into the War 
with Spain. He is yet (1906) engaged in business at New York Cit> . 
Children : 

i. Almeda Marie, born 27 July, 1890, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

She died 11 March, 1896, in Detroit, Michigan, 
ii. Paul Frederick, born 10 September, 1893, in Minneapolis, 
iii. Ernest Frederick, born 23 June, 1898, in Detroit, Michigan. These 

two sons are in training for the Grace Episcopal Church Choir 

School, and Choir, New York City. 



362 A (362) 

Dr. Harris Augustus''' Slocum {Edward N.,^ George W.,^ 
George W.,' John° Ebenezer/ Samuel,* Ebeuezer/ Giles,- An- 
thony,^) was born 22 September, 1857, in Hudson, Illinois. He was 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 29 1 

educated in the Public Schools ; and in the University of Pennsyl- 
vania where he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine in the class 
of 1879. Following this he served as Resident Physician in the Pres- 
byterian Hospital, Philadelphia. At the close of this service he opened 
office in this city for the practise of his profession in which practise he 
jet (1906) continues. He has written somewhat for medical Jour- 
nals, and is held in good esteem by the local profession. For several 
years he has been Professor of Gynecology in the Philadelphia Poly- 
clinic and College for Graduates in Medicine ; also Gynecologist to 
the Pennsylvania Epileptic Hospital. He married 10 September, 
1884, in Philadelphia, Annette Marcellus, born 14 December, 1862, 
in Cleveland, Ohio, daughter of Halsey and Sara (Wilson) Mar- 
cellus. They have no children (1906). 



364 (364) 

Alfred Gardner'* Slocum {George W .; John,''' Ebenezer;' Sam- 
uel,* Ebenezer,';^ Giles,- Anthony,^) born 18 February, i8og, in Wick- 
ford, Rhode Island. Merchant in Hamilton, New York. Died 14 
June, 1884. His second wife, Harriet Woodcock, died 13 January, 
1896, aged seventy-eight years. Both were buried at Hamilton. The 
changes with their children since 188 1, are: 

iv. Alfred Woodcock, twin, died in Jan., 1899, leaving children: r. 
Laura Geraldine, m. Aug., 1900, Roger A. Spencer, 1907, Prin- 
cipal of the Public School, Unadilla, N. Y. They have children, 
Hanna Katherin, b. May, 1901, and Henrietta Flora, b. Mar., 
1907. 2. Charles Alfred, b. 10 June, i88i, ladies' tailor, Watkins, 
N. Y. 

V. Albert Gardner, twin, b. 20 Dec, 1852; is 1906 an insurance 
agent, Los Angeles, Calif. Children: i. Leigh Wallace, b. 13 
Jan., 1881, in Rochester, N. Y. 1906 a salesman, Los Angeles. 
2. Lawrence Dorn, b. 6 Mar., 1887, Rochester, N. Y. In 1906 a 
pupil in The Los Angeles High School. 3. Mary Louise, b. 22 
Feb., 1889, in Los Angeles. A pupil in the High School. 4. 
Herrick Gardner, b. 12 July, 1898, in Los Angeles. 

vi. Harriet Amelia; m. Morey. She d. leaving children: 

Fred and Mabel, who live 1907 in Chicago, 
vii. Susan Maria, resides 1907 in Chicago, 111. 



365A (365) 

Charles Henry° Slocum {tVilUam A'.,- George H\,' John,'^ 
Ebenezer;' Samuel,'^ Ebenezer,^' Giles,- Anthony,^) was born 13 April 



292 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

1846, in Greene, Chenango County, New York. Between the years 
1846-49 his parents anoved their family to Waulcegon, Illinois, and 
in 1850-51 they moved to Winona, Minnesota, where Charles at- 
tended the Public Schools from 1852 to '59. He then worked as 
fireman, and was promoted to Locomotive Engineer on the Winona 
and St. Peter R. R. He ran the first locomotive west of the Mis- 
sissippi River in 1 860-61. In 1866 he started to learn the drug bus- 
iness at Berlin, Wisconsin. He went to Stevens Point in 1870, then 
to Grand Rapids, Wis., where he married 14 June, 1876, Susan Web- 
ster Rablin, born 12 July, 1856, in Elk Grove, Wis., daughter of 
John and Elizabeth (Webster) Rablin. In 1889 they moved to 
Superior, Wisconsin, where they have since resided, and where he 
continues the drug business. 1'hey attend the Congregational Church. 
He is a member of the Commandery of Knights Templars, and has 
been Treasurer of the same six years. Children: 

i. ViNNiE Rablin, b. 25 Feb., 1877; m. 27 June, 1899, Iver T. Ron- 

ning at Superior, Wis. They reside (Dec, 1906) at Dunseith, 

North Dakota. No children. He is a bookkeeper. 

ii. Minerva May, b. 2 April, 1878; d. 9 Nov., 1878, CJrand Rapids. 

iii. Shirley Bell, b. 19 Jan., 1882; m. 21 Oct., 1903, Thomas Custer. 

They reside in Superior, Wis., where he is a mail carrier, 
iv. Hart Benton, b. 16 May, 1883; m. 26 Nov., 1904, Caroline Sher- 
man. They reside in Superior, Wis. A stenographer. No fur- 
ther report. 



370 (370) 

Capt. John Henry* Slocum {John D.,' Peleg,'' William/ Sam- 
uel/ Ebenczer;' Giles," Anthony,^) born 12 Jul\-, 1822, Bristol, 
Rhode Island; married 2 February, 1848, Abigail W. Ellis of Fair- 
field, Maine. They dwelt in Maine; Helena, Montana; and Seattle, 
Washington. They died, he 18 February, 1885, she 14 April, 1906. 
Of their children in 1907: 

ii. Ella B., born 29 Oct., 1852; resides in Seattle, unmarried. A 

teacher, 
iii. Frances Ellis, b. 10 Aug., 1865; m. F. E. Parlin 24 Feb., 1888. 

She d. 8 June, 1889. A child, Frances Slocum, b. 19 Ma\-, 1889, 

lias lived with her aunt Ella B. Slocum since infancy. She is an 

engraver, 
iv. Everett Ellis, b. 8 Nov., 1867; m. 4 Nov., 1896, Adelia Theresa, 

dau. of Louis and Theresa Mary Henry. They reside in Seattle, 

where he is a prosperous dealer in sash, doors and glass. No 

children. 



AND THIilR ALLIANCES 293 

371A (371) 

D£LL'\ AIyrtle** Slocum {Ja//u'S,^ John D..' Pclfg,'' William/ 
Samuel/ Ebenezer/ Giles,- Anthony,^) twin, was born 12 November, 
1875, on a farm at Mazo Manie, Dane County, Wisconsin. She 
married in June, 1895, William E. Mack, of Fort Atkinson, Wis- 
consin. 



372A (372) 

William Warren'' Slocuini {David/ Daniel/ Samuel,^ Wil- 
liam/ Samuel,* Ebenezer,^ Giles/ Anthony/) was born 16 May, 
1840, in Northumberland Township, Saratoga County, New York. 
He enlisted as a Union soldier against the Southern Rebellion, but 
was rejected on account of physical defect. He married Lucy Le 
Baron 12 October, 1863. He was married second, 23 April, 1874, 
to Mary E. Conde, born 23 April, 1843. He resided in Saratoga 
County, Schenectady Co., and Fulton Co., in 1881, being a roofer at 
Gloversville, N. Y. He died about the year 1885. His widow died 
24 December, 1898. Children, by first marriage: 

i. Charles M., born 13 Dec, 1864; died 5 Nov., 1875. 

Child by second marriage: 

372B. ii. Stephen E. C, born 5 June, 1875; m. Anna J. Ware. 



372B 372A 

Prof. Stephen Elmer Conde^" Slocum {William W.^ David, ^ 
Daniel,' Samuel,*^ William/ Samuel/ Ehenezer/ Giles r Anthony/) 
was born 5 June, 1875, in Glenville, Schenectady County, New York. 
He attended the Public Schools and, entering Union College, Schenec- 
tady, was there graduated B. E. in the Class of 1897, with special 
honors in mathematics and physics. He was Scholar, and Fellow, at 
Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, from 1897 to 1900, 
receiving there the last named date the degree of Ph.D. His Doc- 
tor's Dissertation was publisht in the Proceedings of The American 
Academy of Arts and Sciences 1900, with title 'On the Continuity of 
Groups [Groups a mathematical term] Generated by Infinitesimal 
Transformations.' In 1900 he engaged as instructor in Civil Engin- 
eering in the University of Cincinnati; then as Instructor in Applied 
Mathematics 1901-1904; and Assistant Professor in same 1904-os. 
He then engaged as Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the Uni- 



294 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

versity of Illinois for one year, when the University of Cincinnati 
brought him back as Professor of Applied Mathematics, which posi- 
tion he now (1907) holds. 

He is Elder and Clerk of Session of the Mount Auburn Presby- 
terian Church, Cincinnati. He has written articles on various phases 
of pure and applied mathematics which have appeared in different 
publications, as the Proceedings of The American Academy of Arts 
and Sciences; Bulletin of The American Mathematical Society; En- 
gineering News; American Journal of Mathematics; Bulletin of The 
Cincinnati University Press; Popular Science Monthly, etc. He has 
also written a Text Book on The Strength of Materials, published by 
Ginn and Co., Boston, 1906. He is member of The American Math- 
ematical Society. 

He was married in Cincinnati 25 June, 1902, to Anna Jeannette 
Ware, born there, daughter of Charles H. and Anna Jeannette (Kin- 
kaid) Ware. Child: 

i. Dorothy Jeannette, b. 28 July, 1904, Cincinnati. 



374A (374) 

Frank Eugene^ Slocum {Arnold,^ Samuel/ Samuel,^ William,^ 
Samuel,'^ Ebenezer/ Giles/ Anthony\) born 30 May, 1856, in Greig 
Township, Lewis County, New York, wihere he was a photographer 
in 1880. In 1906 he resides in Peoria, Illinois, where he has a Pari- 
sian Dress Pleating and Button Bazaar. Child : 

i. Harry S., b. . 



375 (375) 

John Whitney" Slocum (Samuel/ Samuel,*^ William,^ Samuel,* 
Ebenezer,^ Giles,' Anthony,'^) born 30 July, 1826, in Martinsburg 
Tp., Lewis Co., New York; married Laura Elizabeth Canfield ; died 
22 February, 1901. Of the later history of their children, from the 
year 1880 to 1906: 

ii. Mary Delight, lives at Ludington, Mich. Her husband, Adelbert 
Eliali Curtis, d. in Nov., 1905, leaving children: i. Robert S., 
b. 1877, a locomotive fireman. Ad. Ludington; has 4 children, 
not reported. 2. John J., b. 1878; m. and works in sawmill at 
Odanah, Wis. 3. Edith E., b. 1880, is cashier in drygoods store, 
Ludington. 4. Mabel C, b. 1883, in telephone work. 5. Daisy 

E., b. 1885, m. Christiansen: lives Manistee, Mich. 6. 

Vera Y., b. 1887. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 295 

iii. Frank Monroe, a farmer at Boone, Iowa; m. in 1899. 

iv. Victoria, Mar. in 1903, Bartholomew of Charlotte, Mich. 

V. Jay Whitney, Mar. 1894 at Boone, la. A farmer. D. in Colo- 
rado in 1903, leaving four children, not reported. 

vi. John Sheridan, at Ida, Kansas. A brickmaker. Married 

about 1890. Has four children, not reported. 



378A (378) • 

Forest Rose'' Slocum {Samuel,'' Martin/ SamueU' William,^ 
Samuel,^ Ebenezer/ Giles,- Anthony,^) was born 16 December, 1862, 
on a farm in Porter Township, at Slocum Station, Scioto County, 
Ohio. She was married 19 January, 1891, at Portsmouth, Ohio, to 
Benjamin Cashner, born 13 April, i860, in Union County, Pennsyl- 
vania, son of John and Susan (Stout) .Cashner. They settled on a 
farm in Bureau County, Illinois, with postoffice at Walnut, where 
they resided in 1900, and where all their children were born, viz: 

i. Edith Blanche Cashner, born 28 February, 1892; died 11 Feb- 
ruary, 1893; was buried in the Walnut Cemetery, 
ii. Susan Edna Cashner, born 26 August, 1893; died 19 September, 

1894; was buried beside her sister in the Walnut Cemetery, 
iii. Emerson Cashner, twin, born 30 October, 1895. 
iv. Emery Cashner, twin, born 30 October, 1895. 1 

V. Florence Josephine Cashner, born 4 April, 1897. 1 

vi. Benjamin Slocum Cashner, born 18 March, 1901. 
vii. Wells Archibald Cashner, born 17 November, 1903. 



379 (379) 

Eliza"* Slocum {Daniel/ Samuel,''' Samuel/ Samuel,* Nathaniel,^ 
Giles,- Anthony,^) died 24 December, 1898, at her home in the City 
of Grand Rapids, Michigan, aged ninety-one years. She was the 
widow of James Scribner, born 19 February, 1801, in New York 
City as was she, and died 2 October, 1861, at Grand Rapids. Of 
their children: 

i. James Leslie Scribner, died 17 Oct., 1901, aged seventy-four years. 

He remained unmarried, 
ii. Daniel Slocum Scribner, b. 21 April, 1828, d. Aug., 1829. 
iii. Margaret Ann Scribner, b. i Jan., 1830; m. George H. Pew. 
They had eight children at Grand Rapids, Mich., where she yet 
(1907) resides. No further report, 
iv. William Reynolds Scribner, died 15 December, 1898, at Grand 

Rapids, Mich., aged sixty-six years, unmarried. ( ?) 
V. Benjamin I. Scribner, b. 13 Dec, 1833; d. 12 Feb., 1834. 



296 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

vi. Eliza Jane, born 4 Feb., 1835; m. Joseph O. Sawyer, 
vii. Stephen R. Scribner; mar. 16 Feb., 1894, Mrs. Nina Heath. He 

died 23 Nov., 1906, at Grand Rapids, aged 69 years, 
viii. Charles Henry Scribner, died 18 April, 1902, at Grand Rapids, 

Mich., aged sixty-one years. 
ix. Hail Columbia Scribner, died 23 March, 1863, at Young's Point, 

La., in the Civil War, aged about 19 years. 
X. Sara Maria Scribner, died 17 April, 1904, aged 58 years. The 

wife of Albert M. Stevens of Grand Rapids, Mich, 
xi. Nestel Bovee Scribner, died 29 December, 1906, at Grand Rapids, 

Mich., aged 57. Unmar. (?) 
xii. Belle Scribner, b. 2 Feb., 1852; m. 20 June, 1888, Charles E. 

Temple, a lawyer, of Grand Rapids, Mich. 
xiii. David Clarkson Scribner, b. 10 June, 1855, at Grand Rapids, 

Mich. Was Mar. there in St. Mark's Church 17 Dec, 1890, to 

Edith Amy Freeman, b. 10 Aug., 1863, in Thetford, Genessee Co., 

Mich., dau. of Thomas Smith Freeman and his wife Helen Marr 

Randall. They reside in the City of Grand Rapids where Mr. 

Scribner is President and Treasurer of the Grand Rapids Wood 

Finishing Company, Manufacturers. 



380 (380) 

William Reynolds^ Slocum {Daniel,' Samuelf' Samuel;' Sam- 
uel* Nathaniel,^ Giles,- Anthony/) born 5 August, 1819, in New- 
York City; died in Brooklyn 22 May, 1891. His second wife resided 
in Chicago when last heard from. Of the children in 1906, all by 
first wife: 

i. William Edwin. Was graduated LL.B. at Columbia Univ., 1865. 
Has been Chairman Com. on Laws of Subordinates, Grand Lodge 
L O. O. F. New York State ; also Grd. Senior of Grd. Encamp- 
ment. A child, William Edwin, b. 28 Nov., 1891, d. 25 May, 
1900. The parents died, she, Frances S., 17 Mar., 1902, he 13 
June, 1907; were bur. in Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, as 
were his parents. 

ii. Emma; married 21 October, 1885, Richard R. Hopkins of Massa- 
chusetts. They reside in Brooklyn, New York. 
!• iii. Mary Esther and husband Frank Purdy Williams have resided 

in Montclair, New Jersey, since 1888. Children: i. Annie Isa- 
bel. 

2. Arthur Slocum, m. June, 1903, Clara Fox, dau. of Cun- 
ningham Fox in New York. A child, Janet Fox was b. 7 Sep., 
1904. Arthur is in the dry goods com. bus. 

3. Purdy Morgan, is a civil engineer. 

4. Frank Sidney; m. Anna Miller Archer in W. Chester, Pa., 
June, 1905. A lawyer at Montclair. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 297 

5. Alfred, b. 7 June, 1881. A civil engineer. 
IV. Gertrude and husband Charles Henry Hall early moved to Grand 
Rapids, Mich. Children: 

1. Florence Slocum, b. 22 April, 1878. Was educated in the 
Public Schools of Grand Rapids, graduating from the High 
School in 1895. She became a student in the University of Mich- 
igan, and was there graduated A.B., Class of 1899. Is a stu- 
dent in the Chicago Art Institute in 1907. 

2. Marian Vollam, b. 31 July, 1881. Was educated in the 
Grand Rapids Public Schools, and the Michigan Agricultural 
College, Lansing. Was mar. 5 Sept., 1906, to Karl Henry Clay 
of Jackson, Mich. 

3. Mildred Gertrude, b. 12 December, 1890. She is a student 
(1907) in the Grand Rapids High School. 

V. Lewis Henry. Resides in Brooklyn, unmarried; a confectioner . 
vii. Harriet Price, b. ii Apr., 1862; m. 21 Oct., 1885, William Pier- 
son Cook, son of Nehemiah and Esther. They reside 1907 in 
Brooklyn, N. Y., with one child, William Pierson, b. 4 Sep., 1887. 



381 (381) 

John Webley"^ Slocum {Webley,' Smnuclf' Samuel/' Samuel/' 
Nathaniel/ Giles/ Anthony/) was born 19 December, 1808, in New 
York City. He was there reared, and for the years 1831, '32, '2,2, and 
'34 his name appears in the directorys of that city as a grocer at No. 
262 Division Street. He married Ruth West' Slocum (Thomas," 
Jonathan,^ John,'* Nathaniel,^ Giles,- Anthony/) born 28 February 
181 1, at Long Branch, New Jersey, where they settled, and died, 
he 22 May, 1864, she 2 February, 1876. They were buried in 
Branchburg Cemetery, At a special meeting of the Vestry of St. 
James Episcopal Church, Long Branch (of which he had been Treas- 
urer for many years) held for the purpose of paying official respect 
to his memory, a series of resolutions were passed expressing high 
regard for his character and stating "that in the private and public 
worth of our former Treasurer, the departed, we have an example 
worthy of our imitation." For children, see Volume L 



382 (382) 

Judge William Henry^ Slocum {IVehley/ Samuel/ Samuel/ 
Samuel/ Nathaniel/ Giles/ Anthony/) born lO June, 1813, in New 
York City. Died 4 December, 1891, at his home near Oceanport and 
Long Branch, New Jersey. His wife died in 1883, at the age of 
nearly sixty-seven years. She was Mary' Slocum ( Peter*' Jonathan,^ 



298 * THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

John,* Nathaniel," Giles,- Anthony,^) born and reared on a farm 
near Long Branch. Of their children: 

i. Walter Linden, b. 12 June, 1836; m. Alice Hampton 13 Nov., 
1867; died 10 Feb., 1892. His widow lives (1906) with her 
daughter, Mrs. Mary A. Bryan, at Belmar, N. J. Their son 
William Henry'" Slocum, b. 15 Sept., 1868, at Oceanport, studied 
medicine, and was graduated M. D. in 1892 at the University of 
Pennsylvania. Was mar. at Long Branch 29 June, 1899, to 
Annette O'Brien, b. 2 Sept., 1879, at Rhinebeek on Hudson, dau. 
of William Francis and Mary F. W. O'Brien. They reside at 
Long Branch, N. J., where he is practicing his profession. Child : 
I. William Henry, b. 27 Feb., 1903. 
iii. Fanny Ann (Slocum) Spinning, died 3 April, 1906, aged about 
62 years. Her dau. i. Mary Melissa, d. 7 Aug., 1897, aged 29 

years. Her dau. 2. Fanny May, m. Langston ; reside at 

Camden, N. J. 



392 A (392) 

Eugene Blakeslee^ Slocum {Richard K./ Elisha,' J esse f' Sam- 
uel i" Sarnuel,* Nathaniel,^ Giles,'- Anthony,^) was born 29 Januar}^ 
1853, ri^3.r Farmersville, Cattaraugus County, New York. Was 
reared in McKean Co., Pa., and from about 1864 in Denver Tp., 
Newago Co., Midhigan. Was married 14 March, 1880, in Hesperia, 
Mich., to Elizabeth J., daughter of James and Margaret (Robinson) 
Ferguson of Illinois where she was born 26 September, i860. For 
several years he has been a traveling shoe salesman, with residence in 
Chicago, Illinois. Children: 

i. Nellie G., b. 11 Feb., i88i, in Hesperia, Mich. Resided with her 

parents in Oak Park, 111., in 1906. 
ii. Lulu B., b. 30 August, 1884, in Hesperia, Mich. In 1906 resided 

with her parents in Oak Park, 111. 
iii. George W., born 15 June, 1887, in Hesperia, Michigan. 



405 (405) 

Wesley Hunt* Slocum {Johnson^ John,^ John,-' John/ Nathan- 
iel,^ Giles,' Anthony,'^) born about the year 1830 near Lawrenceville, 
Mercer County, New Jersey. Married Martha Lame. They died 
in or near Bordentown, New Jersey, she 25 February, 1864, he 5 
May, 1 87 1, and were buried in Bordentown Cemetery. Children: 

i. Lydia Mott, born 2 May, 1853; died 9 March, 1877. 
ii. Charles Edward, b. 24 Dec, 1855; d. 31 Mar., 1887. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 299 

iii. Elizabeth Mott, b. i6 Aug., 1858. She is a trained nurse, in 
Philadelphia. Remains unmarried 1907. 

iv. Wesley Hunt, b. 12 July, i860; m. Sophie Michalis, b. 3 Oct., 
1864. He is dealer in marble and granite work in Moorestown, 
N. J. Children: i. Katherin E., b. 21 July, 1885. Was edu- 
cated in the Public Schools, and graduated at The New Jersey 
State Norjnal School. A teacher. 2. Wesley Hunt, b. 18 Feb., 
1888. A marble and granite cutter. 3. Elizabeth Mott, b. 28 
Sep., 1902; all born at Bordentown. 



■406 (406) 

Joshua Gibbs* Slocum {Johnson,' John/' John,^ John/ Nathan- 
iel/ Giles/ Anthony/) born 17 November, 1834, ne^r Lavvrenceville, 
New Jersey. His first wife, Mary Louise Smith, died — . He mar- 
ried second Sara F. Thompson in 1897. A commission merchant, 
1906, in Newark, N. J. The changes with his children since 1881, 
are: 

i. Walter William; m. Stella S. Johnson in 1886. He is Supt. of 
a Grain Elevator 1906 in Newark, N. J. Children: i. Edna 
Louise. 2. Clarence. 3. Leslie Elsworth. 
iii. De Witt Tichenor; m. Clara Marlat Thompson in 1896. She 

died . He m. 2nd in 1903 Madeline Belle Carkhuff, a 

hanker; a Methodist; in Newark, N. J. No children. 



409A (409) 

Sydney Throckmorton^ Slocum (George/ Henry/ John/ 
Peter/ John/ Nathaniel/ Giles/ Anthony,^) born 8 December, 1839- 
at Long Branch, New Jersey, studied dentistry, and settled in Asbury 
Park for its practise. Of his children, daughters: 

ii. Blanche; m. Rev. O. L. Joseph, Meth. i Ch: Lucille, 
iii. Esther; born since publication of Vol. L 



410 (410) 

Charles Henry^ Slocum {Peter/ John/ Peter/ John/ Nathan- 
iel/ Giles/ Anthony/) was born 28 June, 1837, in Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania. Married Anna Elizabeth, daughter of Dr. Edward 
and Katherin (Brady) Owens. He was a morocco dresser. They 
died, he I March, 1880, in Brooklyn, New York, she 26 July. 1896, 
in Philadelphia. Of their children (see Volume I) since 1880: 

ii. Angelina Josephine, twin, b. 16 Apr., i86o, in Philadelphia; m. 
there i. Mar., i88i, Theodore Miller, who was b. 22 Jan., 1851, 



300 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

at Mt. Pleasant, Pa., son of Hazelet Wallace and Ann Elizabeth 
(Statler) Miller. They reside in W. Philadelphia where he is 
a house and decorative painter. Children: 

1. Theodore Slocum, b. i Jan., 1882. 

2. Laura Ethel, b. u Mar., 1884; M. 12 Nov., 1902, John J. 
Loewer. He died 31 Oct., 1905, leaving children: i. John J., 
b. 20 May, 1904, and Bertha Eleanor, b. 19 June, 1906. 

3. Gertrude Eleanor, b. 24 Oct., 1902, in Philadelphia. 

iv. Mary Elizabeth, b. 3 Jan., 1864; m. 15 Oct., 1890, John J. 

Mooney in Philadelphia, where they have resided. Children: i. 

Regina, b. 4 Aug., 1891. 2. Kathrin Eleanor, b. 8 Apr., 1893. 

3. Laura, b. 20 Oct., 1894. 4. Richard, b. 14 Mar., 1896. 5. 

Charles H.j b. 30 Nov., 1897. 6. Mary, b. 5 Sep., 1899. 
V. Joseph Francis, b. 22 Nov., 1867; m. 6 Sept., 1894, Mary A. Patton, 

b. 15 Sep., 1870., in Philadelphia, where they have resided. 

Children: i. Joseph, b. 30 Mar., 1896. 2. Charles Henry, b. 

16 Feb., 1898. 



416 (416) 

Emeline^ Slocum {George,' Eliliu,*' Giles, ^ Peleg,^ Peleg,^ 
Giles, ^ Anthony,'^) born 18 September, 1826, in Scipio Tp., Cayuga 
Co., New York; died 30 Maj^ 1900, at Union Springs, same county, 
of progressive paralysis, after several years illness. She was widow of 
Dr. Benjamin A. Fordyce, who died at their home at Union Springs 
3 June, 1893, of typhoid fever at the age of seventy years. Children: 

i. Sara Estelle Fordyce, b. 13 Jan., 1851; was graduated at the 
Friends Academy, Union Springs, N. Y., in 1869, and at Howland 
Institute, in same village, in 1872. She mar. Thomas J. Yawger 
29 Dec, 1880. He died 16 Oct., 1898. A child, Claire Estelle, 
was born 6 Aug., 1883. 

ii. Abigail Elida Fordyce, b. 4. Oct., 1853. Was graduated at How- 
land Institute in 1874; and at the New England Conservatory of 
Music in 1884. She taught music several years in Oakwood Sem- 
inary, Union Springs. A broken wrist, from fall on icy pave- 
ment, sadly interferred with piano practice. She has written 
somewhat of verse and prose, and has published some of her 
translations from the German. She has also been active in Club 
work, and social as well as home affairs. 

iil. George Fordyce, b. i Sept., i860, in Venice, Cayuga Co., N. Y. 
Was reared from the age of five years at Union Springs, N. Y., 
where he has since resided. He is Republican in politics; was 
elected Supervisor in 1885, and re-elected six years, serving part 
of the time as chairman of the Board. In 1892 was mar to Mar- 
garet Utt. In 1897 he was elected to the New York Legislature 
(Assemblyman) and re-elected to serve four consecutive years; 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 3^1 

and in 1906 was serving his county (Cayuga) the second year as 
Sheriff. He early sought membership with the F. and A. M., 
and has been member of the Commandery of Knights Templars 
several years. He is a dealer in coal, lumber and grain. Ad- 
dress Union Springs, \. Y. A child, Benjamin, was born 4 
April, 1896. 



417 A (417) 

Dr. George^ Slocum {Giles F./ George,' Elihuf Giles/' Peleg.^ 
Peleg/ Giles/ Jntfiony,^) was born 18 July, 1865, on a farm in Led- 
yard Township, Cayuga County, New York. He was educated in 
the Sherwood Public School, the Sherwood Select School, Friends' 
Academy, Union Springs, and the University of Michigan where he ^ 
was graduated M. D. in 1889. Was married at Fleming, N. Y., 22 
September, 1887, to Eva Sara Close, born 26 May, 1862, in Scipio, 
N. Y., daughter of Huron and Jane A. (Powers) Close. He prac- 
tised his profession two years in Oswego, N. Y., and twelve years in 
Genoa, where he had been eight years Superintendent of the Public 
Schools. He then gave up general practise, returned to the Univer- 
sity of Michigan where he past a year in postgraduate work, special- 
izing on diseases of the eye. Thinking desirable to settle at South 
Bend, Indiana, he opened an office there, but, after two and a half 
months, receiving offer of the position of Demonstrator of Ophthal- 
ology in the University of Michigan, he returned there and continued 
the work through the college year of 1906. He contemplates passing 
a year in Europe and then return to treat diseases of the eye, ear. 
nose and throat exclusively. He is a member of the Cayuga County, 
N. Y., Medical Society; Medical Association of Western New York; 
the State Medical Society; the Ann Arbor Medical Club, Washtenaw 
County, Mich., IVIcdical Society; Michigan State Medical Society; 
and of the American Medical Association. He was reared as member 
of the Society of Friends; and when distant from their meetings has 
. affiliated with the Presbyterians. Children: 

i. Giles Herbert, b. 28 June, 1888, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 
ii. Frederick Vernox, b. 17 Dec, 1889, in Oswego, New York, 
iii. Vaughn, born 3 March, 1893, in Genoa, New York. 



417B (417) 

Henry Chase" Slocum (Giles F./ George,' Elihu,^ Giles, ^ 
Peleg,* Peleg,^ Giles,- Anthony/) was born 5 October, 1869, on a 



302 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

farm near Sherwood, Cayuga County, New York, and educated there 
in the Public Schools, and in the Friends' Academy, Union Springs, 
from which he graduated 23 June, i8<j2. He married 22 May, 1895, 
Emma Louise Simkin, born 4 December, 1868, at Poplar Ridge, 
N. Y., daughter of Samuel and Ann Rebecca (Chase) Simkin. She 
was also educated in the Public Schools, and in the Friends' Academy 
three terms. Her father was a Friend minister, of the Guerneyite 
branch. Henry settled on a farm at Sherwood and, while winning 
success, suffered two attacks of pneumonia. Fearing further pulmon- 
ary trouble, he moved his famiK 4 November. 1899, to Passadena, 
California, where he is (1906) a mail carrier. Children: 

i. Harold Henry, born 8 July, 1896, at Sherwood, N. Y. 

ii. Mary Grace, born at Sherwood, New York, 13 March, 1898. 



418A (418) 

Minerva Grace" Slocu.m {Henry C/ George,' Eliliu,'^ Giles, ^ 
Peleg* Peleg,^ Giles,- Anthony,^) was born 12 January, 1865, on a 
farm in Scipio Tp., Cayuga Co., New York, and was there reared. 
She married 24 October, 1883, Irving Elliot Brigden, born 20 Octo- 
ber, 1857. They settled in Auburn, N. \'., where they 1907 reside. 
He is a lumber dealer ; and has been assessor in that city nine years. 
Children : 

i. Edna Claire Brigdev, born 15 October, 1886. 
ii. Henry Slocu.m Brigden, born 4 June, 1888. 



419A (419) 

Jane Frances** Slocum {Henry H.,^ George F.,' Williams.'' 
Peleg,^ Peleg,* Peleg,^ Giles r Anthony?) was born 11 ]\Iarch, 1868, 
at Pocasset, Rhode Island. She married Albert W. Leach. Their 
children are : 

i. Mary B. Leach. ii. Elsie May Leach. iii. Ethel Frances 
Leach. iv. Sara Manchester Leach. 



425 (425) 

Lydia Wing^ Slocum {Rirketson,' Peleg,''' Peleg;' Holder* 
Peleg;^ Giles,- Anthony,^) born 23 May, 1822, in Dartmouth, Mas- 
sachusetts. Was married 3 February, 1840, to Israel BrightmaJi, 



AND mtlR ALLIANCES JO3 

bom 14 Kfbruar\ , 1819, in Dartmouth, son of Gardiner and Lydia 

(Allen) BrightniaiL Children: 

i. Leander BRicurMW, h. 14 June, 1841; m. in Jan., 1865, Mary 
Gibbs CJifford of Westport, Mass., dau. of Abraham R. and 
ChlfM? B. (Mother) Gifford. They reside (1906) in New Bed- 
ford. Cliildren: i. Frederick Slocum, b. 23 Jan., 1867; m. 
Mabel C. Howland 22 June, 1891, of New Bedford; no children. 
2. Lewis Melvin, b. 13 Jan., 1869; m. Harriet Lamb of Provi- 
dence, R. L They reside (1906) in Ldpewood, R. L, with chil- 
dren, .Melvin and Chandler. 3. Leander .Merton, h. 8 Jan., 1873; 
lives with his father (1906) unmarried. 

ii. S.\RA Allen Brichtmas, b. 4 June, 1843; m. John \V. CJifford, son 
of John, of Soutli Westport, Mass. A farmer. Children: 

I. Elmer Elsworth, b. ; m. Sylvia Ci. Lawrence, and has 

child, Mark Clayton. 2. Mabel Charity, b. ; m. Dr. William 

F. Holmes. They live (1906) at Randolph, Mass., with one 

child, John W. 3. Susan Emily, b. ; m. Charles S. Haskell 

of Dartmouth; no children; reside in New Bedford. 

iii. Elizabeth Almy Brightman, b. 4 Oct., 1845; m. Capt. Andrew 
Alray of New Bedford, 13 Nov., 1866. They have no children. 

iv. Frederick Ricketsos Brigmtman, b. 5 Jan., 1852; m. 19 March, 
1878, Mary Smith Bliss, b. in New Bedford, Mass., where they 
resided several years, then moved to Berkeley, Calif,, where they 
now (1906) live. A child, Winifred .May, was b. 12 April, in 
New Bedford. 

v. Marlwva Bric;jitos, l)orn 15 May, 1857, in Dartmouth, .Mass. 
She marrieil Capt. David F. Devoll of tlie same township. They 
now (1906) reside in New Bedford. No children. 

vi. Lt'LA Almv Brighton, b. 8 .May, 1866; m. James E. Allen of 
Dartmouth. A child, Jane E., was b. 31 May, 1898. 



4J<i (4-J(i) 

Cait. CjLoRi.l W'incT SlocU.m {Otis.' Ptle^,'' Ptlcg.'' Holder,*^ 

Pclea;.^ Giles,- Anthonx.^) born 18 November. 1822. in Dartmouth 

Township, Massachusetts. He early became a seaman, and made 

several voyages as master mariner. He then settled on his farm in 

Dartmoutii. Here he was chosen to various offices: Township Agent. 

Selectman, and Overseer of the Poor. He was elected Representative 

of Dartmouth and Westport to the State Legislature, November, 

1887-88. He was noted for his integrity. He died 4 December, 1889. 

where he was reared. His widow. Sara Jane (Allen) Slocum, died 

28 January. 1898. Child, see Volume I: 

ii. Walter Ciinton'. b. 18 Nov., 1862. He was educated in the Dart- 
mouth Public Schools and in Brvant and Stratton's Business Col- 



304 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

lege, Providence, R. I. He engaged as shipping clerk for a 
New York house for a time, then opened a general store in South 
Dartmouth. This he sold in 1889, and returned to the farm. 
He m. 30 Jan., 1894, Elizabeth C. Allen, dau. of Albert M. and 
Emma J. (Bradley). She was b. 10 Feb., 1871, in Westport. He 
has been active in the affairs of his township; committeeman of 
the Republican Party; of the Schools; assessor for a number of 
years; and Representative of the townships of Dartmouth, Fair- 
haven, Freetown, and Acushnet 1905-06, and is, 1907, candidate 
for re-election. Children: George Wing, b. 26 Oct., 1894. 
Merrill Allen, b. 11 Sep., 1897. 



427 (427) 

Capt. Henry Almy'' Slocum (Otis,' Peleg,'^ Peleg/ Holder* 
Peleg,^ Giles," Anthony,^) born i December, 1825, in Dartmouth 
Township, Bristol County, Alassachusetts. He early went to sea, be- 
came master mariner, and in 1870 settled on his farm in Dartmouth. 
Here he was elected Selectman and Overseer of the Poor, and twice 
re-elected. In 1879 he was elected Representative of the townships of 
Dartmouth and Westport to the State Legislature, and reelected in 
1880. He again served several years as Selectman and Overseer of 
the Poor, and six years as Special Commissioner. He continues an 
Elder in the Friends' Church at Allen's Neck, Dartmouth and, though 
feeble in body, vet takes active part in church work. For his marriage 
and all his children, see Volume I. Later reports of children, are: 

ii. Edward Brownell, b. 6th Mo. 1st, 1863; m. 25 June, 1890, Minerva 
Gibbs Barstow, b. 29 June, 1865, in Duxburj^, Mass., dau. of 
Hiram W. and Lucy A. (Gibbs). A commercial traveler. 
Resided Everett Station, Boston, 1890. A child, Lucy ( ?) 

iii. Allison Wing, b. 4th Mo. 22nd, 1866. Was graduated A.B. 1888, 
Haverford College, and A.M. '89. A.M. Harvard University, 
1891. For several years he has been Professor of Phjsics in 
University of Vermont. 

iv. Charlotte Allen, b. 4th Mo. 12, i868; d. 8 Apr., 1905. 

V. Emma Gordalier, b. 8th Mo. 7th, 1873; m. George Hambly. Chil- 
dren: Elizabeth, b. Oct., 1903. Josephine, b. Sep., 1905. 



428 (428) 

Hon. John Otis'' Slocum {Otis,' Peleg,^' Peleg,^ Holder,* Peleg,^ 
Giles," Anthony,^) born 13 March, 1842, in Dartmouth Township, 
Bristol County, Massachusetts. He was educated in the Public 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 305 

Schools there, and in Pierce Academ\ . Middleboro, Mass. He was a 
farmer in Dartmouth where he continued prominent in public affairs. 
Was elected Auditor in 1881 which office he held several years. He 
was Single Highway Surveyor in 1890-91. In 1892 he was chosen 
Master of Dartmouth Grange, Patrons of Husbandry and served 
four years. He was elected Representative of the townships of Dart- 
mouth and Westport in November, 1895, to the State Legislature, 
and in 1897 Representative of the townships of Dartmouth, Fairhaven, 
Freetown, and Acushnet, being the third brother so honored. In the 
Legislature he was often called 'honest John Slocum.' He died 20 
November, 1902. His second wife, Helen A. How land, died 18 
August, 1905. 

Child by first marriage, with Charlotte Allen: 

i. Frederick Allen, b. 23 April, 1864; m. .Mary Potter. They have 
a child, Otis, and others not reported. 

Children by second marriage: 

ii. Arthur Howland, b. 20 April, 1868; m. Adeline B. Clevesly. 

Children: i. Morton, m. ; d. 1906. 2. Lester C, b. in 

1892. (?) 3. Elsie May, b. 1897. (?) 
iii. Almy Wing, b. 7 July, 1870; m. Herbert L. Weeks. Child, Joshua, 

b. 1898. (?) 
iv. John' (Jtis, b. 2 July, 1872. Resides (1906) New Bedford. 
V. Clarence Howard, b. 27 May, 1874; m. Mary Devol. They have 

four children, not reported, 
vi. Frank Russell, b. 26 Sept., 1878; m. Agnes Allen. CliiUI, Cortez, 

b. in 1905. 
vii. Harold Danforth, 19 Dec, 1885. In New Bedford, Mass. (1906.) 



429A (421)) 

Sara Brightman" Slocum {Willard fV.,^ Abner/ Christopher!^ 
Peleg;' Holder,* Peleg:' Giles.- Anthony!) was born 27 June, 1S42, 
in Dartmouth Tp., Bristol Co.. Mass. She married John Braddock 
Wood. They settled in the adjoining Tp. of South Westport. Chil- 
dren. 

i. Willard E. Wood; m. Lida Simmons, and had children: i. Flora, 

d. in 1903. 2. Ethel, 
ii. George F. Wood; m. Mary Grennell, and had children, i. Edith, 

b. . 2. Ralph. 



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306 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

429B (429) 
Lillian Abigail^" Slocum {Charles C/ fVillard W.f' etc., as 
above) born in New Bedford, Mass.,( ?) ; married Frederick Tilden, 
and had child: 

i. Elsie Tilden, born ; m. Charles Haskell, and had one 

child, name and birth not reported. 



430 (430) 

Capt. Christopher^ Slocum {Abner/ Christopher'' Peleg/ 
Holder/ Peleg/ Giles,- Anthony,^) born 4 November, 1823, on 
Martha's Vineyard (See Volume I.) ; married 3 April, 1849, Ann 
Elizabeth"* Slocum (George F.,' Williams," Peleg," Peleg,* Peleg, ' 
Giles,- Anthony,^). They settled on a farm in Dartmouth, Mass., 
and there died, she 14 March, 1895, he 10 August, 1902. Children: 

i. Abner George, b. 13 Dec, 1849; m. 18 Nov., 1873, Maria Louise, 
dau. of Charles and Ann (Gifford) Jenks. He d. 27 July, 1886, 
without children. His widow resides 1906 in Pawtucket, R. I. 

ii. Sylvia Ann, born 20 Aug., 1852; died 13 July, 1855, and was 
buried in Friends' ground at Allen's Neck, Dartmouth. 

iii. Jabez Howland, b. 21 Sept., i860, in Dartmouth; m. 2r Sept., 1903, 
Sara Jane, b. 26 Nov., 1872, dau. of Samuel D. Read and wife 
Jane Grey Allen. They reside in Dartmouth Village where he 
is a painter and paper hanger. He has taken considerable in- 
terest in this volume, contributing data of many families who are 
gone; and of others who are indifferent. His children are: i. 
Mabel Grey, b. 15 June, 1904. 2. Henry Howland, b. 27 July, 
1905. 



432 (432) 

Henry Perry* Slocum {Willard,' Christopher,^ Peleg,^ Holder,^ 
Feleg? Giles^ Anthony/) born 21 ^larch, 1837, on a farm in Go- 
wanda Tp., Cattaraugus Co., New York, Married 20 October. 1858, 
Elizabeth Smith. They were farmers in Gowanda ; and there he died 
8 October, 1874. Children: 

i. Georgiana, b. 30 Jan., 1861 ; was m. 5 July, 1883, at her home in 
Oswego, N. Y., by Rev. W. H. Hall to Burnell R. Johnson of 
Gowanda. They reside 1907 in Meadville, Pa., with two sons, 
not reported, 
ii. Ida May, b. 17 Jan., 1863; died 20 Dec, 1865, in Gowanda. 
iii. Ansel Perry, b. 26 Oct., 1867, in Gowanda, N. Y. M. 21 Feb., 
1889, at Oakes, North Dakota, Minerva L. Vinkle, b. 9 Dec, 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 3O7 

1872, at Grass Lake, Mich., dau. of Henry and Aurora M. Vin- 
kle. They reside 1907 in Minot, North Dakota, where he has 
an elegant drug store. A child, Henry R., was b. 26 Jan., 1893, 
at Oakes, X. D. 



435A (435) 

Lyman Harrison'' Slocum {Joseph W./^ Caleb B.,' John''' 
John,^ Joseph* Pelegr Giles,- Anthony,^) was born i8 August, 1840, 
on a farm in Nelson Township, Madison County, New York. Was 
married in New Woodstock 21 June, 1866, to Lucy Alice Freeborn, 
born there 27 January, 1847, daughter of Stephen Van Rensselaer and 
Silence (Hatch) Freeborn. She died — . He was married second 
4 October, 1883, in same place to Nancy Etta Freeborn, born there 
13 June, 1858, daughter of Leonard White and Louise (Morse) 
Freeborn. Members of the Baptist Church. A farmer; address 
New Woodstock. N. Y. Child by first marriage: 

i. Sara Lucy, b. 10 Aug., 1874, at New Woodstock, N. Y. Mar. there 
26 Oct., 1896, G. Roy Scott, who died there 28 June, 1900. She 
mar. 2nd Arthur Lawrence, 17 April, 1906. Address Conklin, 
N. Y. 

Children by second marriage: 

ii. Harriet Louise, b. 19 Feb., 1888; d. 18 Sept., i888, N. Woodstock, 
iii. Lyman' Dean, born 11 August, 1889, at New Woodstock. Died 

16 August, 1906, at Conklin, New York, 
iv. Etta Louise, born 12 September, 1892; d. 2 Sept., 1901. 

V. Dora Lois, born 16 July, 1898, at New Woodstock, N. Y. 
vi. Joseph Leslie, born at New Woodstock, N. Y., 8 Sept., 1899. 



439 A (439) 
WiLLL^M Wallace" Slocum {John B.: Caleb B.J John," John,'' 
Joseph,* Peleg,^ Giles,- Anthony,^) was born 2 September, 1836, in 
Pike Township, Wyoming County, New York. He married there 
Clara A. Rathbun 20 December, i860. They moved to Iowa, and he 
was there married second in Knoxville 23 September, 1891, to Nellie 
Burnet, born 25 March, 1857, in Fayette County, Ohio, daughter of 
Elihu and Sophia Burnet. They resided at Nashua, Iowa, from 20 
October, 1891, until 5 December, 1893, then moved to Valley Junc- 
tion, within the corporation of Des Moines, and there he died of 
abscess in brain 11 March, 1904; was buried there in Woodland 
Cemetery. Member of the Baptist Church. Retired farmer and 



3o8 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

banker. (?) His widow resides (190b) in Des Moines. Child, 
by first marriage: 

i. Lloyd William, born 7 November, 1863, at Pike, New York. Mar- 
ried 27 June, 1894, Jessie A. Cardy, at Waterloo, Iowa. They 
reside (1906) in St. Lx)uis, Mo., where he is secretary of the 
Mound City Chair Company. 



441 A (441) 

Eliza'' Curtis (Lcroy L. Curtis, died 12 Jpril, l88j. and ivife 
Loann"^ Slocuni, ivlio died 7 Alarch, iSgS, daughter of John PV.,'' 
Joseph ^./ John/' Joseph,* Peleg;^ Giles/ Anthony,^) born 29 July. 
1840, at Pokagon, Cass County, Michigan; was married 20 Novem- 
ber, 1856, at Silver Creek, by Josiah Swisher, Esq., to John H., son 
of Brewster and Elizabeth (Hardy) Conkling. They settled at 
Dowagiac, Mich., which is their present (1906) address. Children: 

i. Warren Emory Conkling, b. 27 Nov., 1858; m. Clara A. Sher- 
wood 22 Aug., 1883. In 1906 he is in liis eleventh year as 
Superintendent of the Public Schools, Dowagiac, Mich. Chil- 
dren: I. Marcia E., b. 12 March, 1894. 2. Helen E., b. 13 
Nov., 1 901. 
ii. Horace CI. Conkling, b. 5 April, 1862. He was several years 
teacher of mathematics in the Dowagiac High School. He died 
13 February, 1894. 
iii. Mary E. Conkling, b. 27 Oct., 1867; m. 31 July, 1904, Roscoe J. 
Burcii, newspaper Editor. She has been employed sixteen years 
as teacher in the Dowagiac Public Schools. 



442 (442) 

Wanton- Slocum {John W.,' Joseph IV. f' John;' Joseph,'* 
Peleg,^ Giles," Anthony }) born 24 April, 18 16, on a farm in Hanni- 
bal Township, Oswego County, New York ; was married in Ira, 
Cayuga Co., N. Y., to Phylace T., daughter of Erastus and Anna 
(Bates) Bostwick, formerly of Great Bend, Pa. She was born 15 
August, 1 81 5, and died 17 October, 1883, at Newport, Lake Co., 
Illinois. Wanton died 9 October, 1887, at Los Angeles, California. 
They moved in 1844 to a farm near Rosecrans, Lake Co., 111., where 
they reared their children, viz: 

i. Ann Janet, b. 24 Dec, 1846; m. 31 Jan., 1866, Joshua King, a 
farmer of Newport, Lake Co., 111., b. 27 July, 1842; d. 11 Feb., 
1889, at Azusa, Calif. She now (1906) lives at Bristol, Wis- 
consin. They had one child, Nettie Ethel, b. 2 Feb., 1867; m. 



AXD THEIR ALLIANCES 3^9 

5 Jan., 1887, Frank CJetlien, a farmer. She is a music teacher as 
well as home keeper. She and parents members of the M. E. 
Church. 
For other children see Volume I. 



443 (443) 

\ViLLiAM Wanton'* Slocum {James; Joseph If'.!' John;' 

Joseph,* Peleg.^ Giles;- Anthony,^) born 19 April, 1824. at Saratoga 

Springs, New York; married Sara A. Coffin; and in 1853 settled at 

Holly, Oakland County, Michigan. They there died, he about 1900. 

The changes with their children since 1881 are, 1907, as follows: 

ii. William Wanton and wife, Harriet L. Webber, reside at Black- 
well, Oklahoma. Children: i. Lyle W., b. 25 Sep., i88i; a 
printer. 2. Beiila B., b. 22 Dec, 1883; a stenographer and book- 
keeper, Wichita, Kansas. 3. Irma M., b. 19 Oct., 1885; m. 23 
Dec, 1905, Philip Hoffman; reside at Blackwell. 4. Muriel I., 
b. 16 March, 1889. 5. Leola I., b. 29 Aug., 1891. 6. Josephine 
I., b. I Feb., 1898. 
iv. Fred; m. 22 Nov., 1882, Eve A. Leonard, b. 21 Nov., 1858, dan. 
of Alvin and Lavinia (Hyatt). He \vas then editor of the 
Oakland County Adxerliser ; and he published four double-col- 
umn octavo pages of notices of the event from the Newspapers 
of Michigan; also one page enumerating the wedding presents 
received. He soon sold the Advertiser to his brother James, and 
bought the Tiiseola County Advertiser, Caro, Mich., which he 
conducted with signal ability and energy until 1903, when he 
sold the property. He has been Postmaster at Caro since 1900. 
Is Secretary, Treasurer and Business Manager of The Johnston- 
Slocum Company, manufacturers of horse collars from steel ; also 
President of the Cheeseman Paper Company, wholesale paper 
dealers of Detroit. Children: i. Fred Leonard, b. 27 June, 1887; 
d. 8 Sep., 1887. 2. William Wanton, b. i8 Nov., 1891. 3. Kath- 
erin Imogene. b. 9 Apr., 1895. 4. Dorothy Lavinia, b. 9 Nov., 

1897. 
v. Elizabeth, b. 17 Oct., i860; m. Eugene F>. Clark, an engineer. 

She died about 1905. 
vi. James, b. 28 Nov., 1862. He published the Oakland County Adver- 
tiser, a Republican weekly newspaper at Holly, Mich., from 1884 
to 1896; then established and published the Flint Evenintr Globe, 
Flint, Mich., which he soon sold. In 1902 he became part owner, 
and Business Manager of The Gleaner, a paper for farmers 
with a circulation of 75,000 copies. From 1897 f" August, 1906, 
he resided in Flint, then moved to Detroit, where the Gleaner is 
published. He m. at Holly 4 June, 1887, Mary S. Tindali, b. 



3IO THE SLOCL Mb Oi A.MLKICA 

Springfield, Mich., dau. of Jefferson K. and Mary J. (Day). 
Children: i. Joyce .Madeline, b. 2 June, 1891. 2. Jo&ephine 
Wadena, b. 4 Sep., 1894. 
vii. (iRANT H., b. 12 Oct., 1864, in fioll\, Mich. M. 26 June, ihhb, in 
Caro, Ada M. Mcrtz, b. 12 Sep., 186s, in Oil City, Pa., dau. of 

J N and Mary (Uhan) Mertz. They reside 1907 in 

Caro, Mich., where he was Founder, and now Supreme Secretary, 
of the Ancient Order of Cjleaners; also Kditur of their publication 
T/u Glfiinfr, publi>hed in Detroit. They have child, George M, 
b. 29 Jan., 1889, in Caro. Also an adopted child, Ktnily, b. 10 
March, 1896, in Detroit, with good parentage. 



445 (445) 

J.AMES* SlocU.M (Jantti.' Joseph II John/ Joseph * Pcle^ 

Giles- Anthony,'^) was burn «> Junt*. l8_^l, at Saratoga Springs, Nrw 
^'ork. Was marrifil 27 Auj:ust. i8so, at (ilcns Fall>. N. ^.. to 
Amelia -MarKarct Sisstin, who was b<jrn 27 Aiit:u>t. 18^4, dauj^htrr 
of 1 imotliy ami Mtltri Sisson of that placr. 'l^hcy moved to Minne- 
sota, where six of their children were born at ^ ountj America. Carver 
County, and the last one in Norwood, where he cnnayed in mer- 
chandizing, and banking: a> President of the Hank of Norwood. 
They moved to .Minneapolis, where he died 27 Aujiu*t. i8t)9. and 
where his widow now (190O) resides. Children: 

i. Helen- Eiizabeth, born 10 June. 1857; n». 12 Dec.. 1882. Henry 
B. Herensmeyer. They reside (1906) Northtield, .Minn. 

ii. Jamks fnAi ncev, born 6 July, 1859; d. 19 Sept.. 1864. 

iii. KisiK RuvstiiA, born 4 .Maich, 1861. Resides (190' . .,cr 

mother at 1400 Stevens Avenue, .Minneapolis, .Minn. 

iv. Clarence HnL, born 20 Dec., 1865; mar. Cora B. Gulick 15 Nov 
1893. He is (1906I .Manager and Secretary of the St. Paul 
Book and Stationery Co.. with residence in St. Paul. Minn. Chil- 
dren: I. Doris .Margaret, b. 2^^ .Manli iSgf, i C.iri.I Fli/a- 
bcth, b. 25 Dec., 1900. 

V. Albert Mc Wright, born 15 Feb.. 1869; m. 5 June. 1894, Estelle 
M. Ap^ar of Excelsior, Minn. From 1882 to 1900 he was Cash- 
ier of tlie Bank of NorwoiHi. .Minn. He is now (1906) President 
and Manager of the SIocum-Bergen Company, Wholesale Grocer*. 
Minneapolis. Child: James Apgar, b. 24 Sept., 1900. 

vi. James, b. 24 March, 1871 ; d. 13 May, 1879. at Norwood, 
vii. Grace Ki.vira. b. 24 Feb.. 1876. Was mar. 6 June. 1906, to Fred- 
erick W. Newcombe, by Rev. Fayette I . Thompson, at her 
mother's home in Minneapolis, Minn. 




:PH 5L0CUM. „ ^ -. 

Born^Novl9,l852.| FAMILY OF \ 

Dallas Center Iowa 
October 51. 190; 



HIRAM SLOCUI . 

Born March 5 1829 

Died at Greytown. 

Vrctoria . Austral la. 

October 2S 1904. 



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Hiram, Family 234A. William W.. Family 443. Khoda A.. Family (444) 
James, Family 44.5. Joseph. Family 446. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 3H 

446 (446) 

Joseph^ Slocum {James,' Joseph W.,"^ John;' Joseph/ Fcleg,^ 
Giles,- Anthony,^) born 19 November, 1832, in Saratoga County, 
New York; married there 9 March, 1856, Harriet N. Douglas. In 
1857 they moved to Iowa and settled on a farm at the present Dallas 
Center. He united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in early 
manhood, and remained a faithful and consistent member; an honor- 
abl, strait forward man. He gave freely ov his time aiui means for 
the support of the Church and various charities; was one of the 
founders of the Church in Dallas Center, and contributed to found- 
ing the first mission in Korea. He was in his usual health 31 Octo- 
ber, 1907, at Dallas Center, Iowa; and in the evening was stricken 
with cerebral apoplexy, and died in a few minutes. His Avidow sur- 
vives ; also his sister, Mrs. Rhoda Ann Hill (444) Minburn, Iowa; 
two sons, one daughter, twenty-one grandchildren, and three great- 
grandchildren. 



446A 446 

Frances" Slocum {Joseph,^ James,' Joseph M'./' John.'' Joseph."^ 
Peleg;' Giles,- Anthony,'^) was born about the year 1857 'it Dallas 
Center, Iowa. Was married there in January, 1881, to William 
Henry, son of Dr. William M. and Evelyn (Suavely) Barnes of 
Baltimore, Md. He was (1906) an Episcopal clergyman in South 
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; and 1907 in Northampton, Mass. Chil- 
dren : 

i. Harriet Evelyn Barnes, b. 1883, Wilmington, Delaware. 

ii. Elizabeth Hatton Barnes, b. 1885, Banic, Ontario, Can. 

iii. William Mace Douglas Barnes, b. 1887, Banic, Ontario, Canada. 

He is (1906) an engineer of Mines in Arizona, 
iv. Ada Frances Barnes, twins, born in Toronto, Can. Deceased. 

V. Ida Wingate Barnes, twins, born in Toronto, Can. Deceased. 



446B 446 

Charles Paul" Slocum (Joseph,^ James,' Joseph W.S' John^ 
Joseph,* Peleg,^ Giles, ^ Anthony}) was born 20 November, 1858, at 
Dallas Center, Iowa. Married 10 August, 1879, Margaret Haver- 
field in Pawnee County, Kansas, where he went at the age of nine- 
teen years. They went westward into Lane County, Kansas, as 
pioneers. He was the first to practically begin irrigation there; and 



312 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

for several years his farm presented the cheering appearance of an 

oasis in the desert — a constant practicable object lesson to his scattered 

neighbors, and the later settlers. They died, she 29 June, 1895; he 

8 January, 1896. Children: 

i. Florence, born 9 September, 1880; died 19 March, 1881. 
ii. ZoE, b. 7 July, 1882. Was reared by grandparents Slocum; m. in 

1905 Rev. E G — Ossen, Methodist Episcopal. 

They reside {1906) in Chelsea, Kansas, 
iii. Frances Rav, b. 7 July, 1884. Was reared by grandparents Slo- 
cum; m. Jesse Coombs; reside 1906 at Healy, Kan. 
iv. Evelyn, b. 7 March, 1886. Lived sometime with her sister, Zoe ; 

m. Charles Harrington; reside 1906 at Healy, Kansas, 
v. Ada, born 27 June, 1887; diet! 25 November, 1887. 
vi. Inez, born 15 April, 1889. Was reared by her aunt, Mrs. William 

H. Barnes, 
vii. Amy, born , 1890. Was reared by her aunt, Mrs. William 

H. Barnes. 
viii. Harriet Margaret, bom 11 July, 1893. W^ith Mrs. Zoe Ossen, 

1906. 



446C 44() 
JoHX Byrox" Slocum {Joseph.^ James,' Joseph W.,'^ John;' 
Joseph,* Peleg,^ Giles," Anthony,'^) was born 31 December, 1861, at 
Dallas Center, Iowa, and was there reared on a farm. He married 
16 March, 1884, Olive Hubbard, born 21 February, 1865, at Morri- 
son, Whiteside County, Illinois, daughter ov Fortunatus and Char- 
lotte Allen (Otis) Hubbard. In 1906 he was C. P. of Encampment 
No. 115, I. O. O. F., at Perry, Iowa. He is a farmer, stock buyer 
and shipper, with postoffice address (1906) Minburn. Iowa. Chil- 
dren, all with their parents (1906) : 

i. Harriet Josephine, born 15 March, 1885, at Dallas Center, la. 

ii. Mary Edith, born at Dallas Center, Iowa, 23 May, 1887. 

iii. Gladys, born 5 February, 1889, at Dallas Center, la. 

iv. John Byron, born at Dallas Center, 14 November, 1890. 

v. Edwin Fortunatus, born 21 December, 1892, at Dallas Center, 

vi. Charles Paul, born at Minburn, Iowa, 31 May, 1895. 

vii. Olive Annie, born i6 July, 1897, at Minburn, la. 

viii. Vinton Dollard, born at Minburn, 3 November, 1900. 

ix. Vera Evelyn, born 6 May, 1903, at Minburn, Iowa. 



446D 446 
Alrert Douglas'' Slocum (Joseph.^ James,' Joseph fV.S' John^ 
Joseph,'*' Peleg,^ Giles,- Anthony^) was born about 1869, at Dallas 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 313 

Center, Iowa, on a farm, and was there reared. He was married to 
Anna Hamiel 5 September, 1893. They reside (1906) in Minburn, 
Iowa, where he is engaged in the sale of hardware, furniture and 
implements, the Slocum Hardware Company. Children: 

i. Irvin J., born December, 1894. 
ii. Joseph H., born August, 1896. 
iii. Hugh A., born July, 1901. 



448 (448) 
Col. Joseph Jermain* Slocum {Joseph; William B.f' John;' 
Joseph,^ Peleg,^ Giles,' Anthony,'^) born 24 June, 1833, in Syracuse, 
New York. Since his sketch in Volume I, he has been engaged with 
his brother-in-law Russell Sage. In 1891 he narrowly escaped death 
by the explosion of a dynamite bomb in the office by a maniac. His 
wife, Sallie L'Hommedieu, died 5 September, 1895. Since the death 
of Mr. Sage, he has continued in the office of the Sage Estate. See 
Volume I. He is President of The American Seamen's Friend So- 
ciety, in New York City, and has contributed largely to the increase 
of its fund. Children: 

i. Herbert Jermain ; has continued in the United States Army since 
his graduation at West Point in 1876. He mar. Florence Bran- 
dreth of Ossinning, New York. In 1907 is Major of 2nd Regt., 
U. S. Cav., and stationed at Havana, Cuba, 1907. Children: i. 
Herbert Jermain ; an engineer, at Bay City, Mich., 1907. 2. 
Myles Standish; at Princeton Univ., 1907. 
ii. Stephen L' Hommedieu; has continued in the United States Army 
since 1878. Was transferred from the i8th Infantry to the 8th 
U. S. Cav. In 1898 was made Military Attache to Portugal. 
The I Nov., 1899, he was Attache of U. S. Embassy at Vienna, 
and was there ordered to the Transvaal as the U. S. Military ex- 
pert to observe the Boer War from the British lines. In 1900 he 
was assigned as Attache to St. Petersburgh where he remained 
until 1902 when he returned to his Regiment. Subsequently he 
was promoted to Captain and Adjutant of the 8th Cavalry and 
ordered to the Philippines where he is, 1907, stationed, on the 
General Staff of the Army. He was mar. in St. Louis by Rev 
Carroll Davis, Dean of the Cathedral, to Luna Garrison, daugh- 
ter of the late D. R. Garrison, 
iii. Margaret Olivia, b. 3 Aug., 1870; married 14 Feb., 1899, Sherman 
Flint, son of the renowned Dr. Austin Flint. They 1907 reside 
in New York Citj'. Children: i. Margaret Olivia, b. 25 March, 
1900. 2. Austin Jermain, b. i July, 1902. 



314 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

449 (449) 

Jeremiah^ Slocum {Giles,'' Jonathan^' Joseph^" Giles, ^ Samuel,^ 
Giles,- Anthony,^) was born 2 June, 1780, in or near Wilkes-Barre, 
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. When he was about three years of 
age his parents moved their family to that part of Duchess County, 
New York, which was organized 20 February, 1807, as the present 
Township of Dover ; and after a short time there they continued 
northward to Saratoga Township, Saratoga County. He was twice 
married in the nearby Township of Milton: first 27 March, 1805, to 
Elizabeth Bryan who was there born 31 July, 1781. She died 30 
July, 1810; married second 30 March, 1813, to Anna Bryan, born 
31 July, 1779, sister of his first wife. She died in 1833. Their par- 
ents were, Samuel and Hannah (Talmadge) Bryan. They resided 
in Saratoga Toa\^nship; a farmer and lumberman. He died 15 Feb- 
ruary, 1832. All were buried in Greenridge Cemetery, Saratoga 
Springs. Children by first marriage : 

(600). i. William Ross^ b. 2 March, 1806; m. Phebe Thorn; d. in 1878. 

601. ii. Giles Bryan, born 11 July, 1808; m. Sophia M. B. Truax. 

iii. Jeremiah, born in 1810; mar. Olive Case in Johnstown, N. Y. 
He resided in Saratoga County, N. Y., most of his life, then 
moved to Hudson ( ?) Mich., and there died in 1876. Children 
in 1881: Arthur, resided in Chicago. (?) 2. Anna, resided at 
Hudson, Mich. 3. Jemima, resided in Albany, N. Y. 

Children by second marriage: 

iv. Elizabeth Ann, born 26 Dec, 181 3. She died unmar. at Fort 

Miller, Washington Co., New York, 18 Feb., 1836. 
v. Samuel, born 17 June, 1817; died 18 June, 1818. 
449A. vi. Sara Frances, b. 23 Feb., 1819; m. Nathaniel Mann; d. 1867. 



449A 449 

Nathaniel Mann, husband of Sally Frances Slocum, for sixty 
years one of the best-known residents of Saratoga County, New York, 
was born on his Milton Hill Farm December 29, 1819. He was 
son of Jeremiah Mann of Milton Township and Rebecca Tallmadge 
of Schaghticoke, Rensselaer County, New York. His education was. 
begun in the schools of his native town, continued in those of Schagh- 
ticoke and completed at the Hotchkiss Academy at Lenox, ^Vlassa- 
chusetts. He married February 24, 1841 at the Mann home-stead 
Sally Frances" Slocum daughter of Jeremiah Slocum and Anna Bryan. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 315 

He was a young man just nineteen years of age, when he found 
himself responsible for the management of a large farm. He soon 
became an enthusiastic farmer and took great pride in his vocation. 
He was alert to acquire what others knew and willing to impart 
what in any way he had learned. The farm of his life-long residence 
had been occupied by his father and grandfather. All the fruits of 
his labor were devoted to. its improvement. He built his house of 
stone and walled his fields with boulders. His farm buildings were 
extensive and admirabl) arranged, and his orchard was of a thousand 
trees. 

He had marked mechanical and engineering aptitude, and he was 
prompt in applying them as a progressive farmer. Agricultural ma- 
chinery was largely introduced during the period of his active life. 
No one recognized sooner than he what it meant to the farmer. He 
brought the first horse-rake into the town of Milton, and the* first 
mowing machine in Saratoga County was owned by him, and his 
neighbor George B. Powell and used on their farms. 

He was a witness to the dawning of the two definitive factors of 
the last century, public transportation and transmission. As a boy he 
had the care of the horse that was sold off his father's farm to draw 
the first rail-way passenger car in New York State on its initial trip. 
He delivered from his father's farm ties for the construction of both 
the Albany and Schenectady and the Rensselaer and Saratoga rail- 
roads; the one the first link in the great trans-continental rail-wa\ 
lines, and the other, the first section of the present international route 
that unites the St. Lawrence, the Hudson and the Susquehanna. In 
his young manhood, he loaded cars with his farm produce at Ballston 
and drew them on the rail-road to Troy Avith his own horses, a method 
of railroading now almost forgotten. From these early beginnings, 
he saw the enormous transportation systems develop from the mere 
carr}ang of freight to the public electric transmission of ne\\^ and 
thought and finally of the human voice. 

He was a projector of the Saratoga County Agricultural Society, 
for two years its President and for fifty-nine years a manager. For 
a long time he served as vestryman of Christ Episcopal Church, Ball- 
ston Spa, and was a member of the committee that erected the present 
edifice. He was Loan Commissioner of the United States deposit 
fund in Saratoga County for a term. He took great interest in 
public affairs and was a Whig or Republican all his life. 



^l5 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

Socially, he was hospitable, of a genial and humorous temperament, 
fond of entertaining by graphic and apt anecdote and illustration. Mr. 
Mann was always fond of young people, and they delighted in his 
society. His attractiveness extended even to the animals that sur- 
rounded him. He ruled them by kindness, and he could approach in 
the field and halter even his colts without exciting any effort to escape. 
He was never long happy away from his home. His genial nature 
showed at its best in the family circle, and he exerted himself as cheer- 
fully to be entertaining when alone with a member of his immediate 
family, as if his parlors were filled as they often were, with visiting 
relatives or friends. His happiness there was contagious. To the time 
of his death, which occurred on his farm August 26, 1900, the vigor 
of his mind and the warmth of his heart made venerable age inviting 
and interesting. He is buried at the ancient Cemetery at Milton 

Hill. 

His wife Sally Frances'' Slocum Mann, grandniece and namesake 
of the celebrated Indian captive Frances Slocum, was born in the 
Township of Saratoga, near Schuylerville, New York, 23 February, 

1819. 

She passed her childhood in her pleasant country home and 
attended the neighborhood school. At thirteen years of age, she lost 
her father, and the following year her mother passed away. The 
home was sold, and she with her only sister Elizabeth Ann resided 
for a time with their brother William Ross Slocum at Fort Miller, 
New York. While living there, her sister, who was her senior by 
several years, and who had assumed a motherly care of her, was 
stricken with a fatal disease and died 18 February, 183b. Elizabeth's 
tender guidance of her young sister had been so devoted and parental 
that her death might almost be termed a third orphaning of Frances. 

Jeremiah Mann of Milton Hill Farm, Saratoga County, having 
been appointed her legal guardian, she was taken into his home and 
became a member of his family. She had attended the 'Pioneer 
School' under the charge of Mr. Ballard in the town of Bennington 
Centre, Vermont, for two years. Later she was a pupil for one year 
at Miss Sheldon's Seminary at Utica, New York. In the fall of 1837 
she entered the Troy Female Seminary of which Mrs. Emma Willard 
was still Principal. At the end of one year she was graduated from 
that school and thus completed her general education. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 31/ 

While she was yet a member of his family, her guardian died 
3 January, 1839. She, however, continued to make her home with 
his widow and children. In the mean time, the youngest son of the 
family, Nathaniel Mann, had become by purchase the sole owner of 
the homestead property; and he soon won Sally Frances Slocum to 
share it with him. They were married there 24 February, 1841. by 
Rev. Dr. Deodatus Babcock, and she thus in very early life became 
mistress of a large farm with its responsibilities as well as a prominent 
social factor in a long-settled and cultivated neighborhood. 

Mr. Mann's grandfather, Joel Mann had come to this farm from 
Hebron, Connecticut in 1793. The buildings on it most of which 
had survived the Revolution, had witnessed the ebb and How of Pa- 
triots and Tories, and Indians raiding and pursuing the early settlers 
along the natural highway from Canada. They had become unsuit- 
able. Nathaniel Mann changed the location of some and demolished 
and replaced others. The old Connecticut double house was taken 
down, and a stone residence built upon its site. The fields were re- 
arranged and walled with stone. In all these enterprises, his young 
wife encouraged and assisted him. Her share in the work was as 
important and exhausting as his. At that time, a considerable part of 
the products of the farm, which included, butter and cheese in large 
quantities, came under her supervision; and, while the duties of a 
farmer's wife were then far more exacting than now. she assumed 
the household care of a multitude of laborers and mechanics in addi- 
tion to the regular farm hands. This transformation continued for 
more than ten years, and the burdens and labors of each supplemented 
the other with a like capacity and enthusiasm. During this same 
period a little family of children was gathered about them, viz: 
44.9A1. i. Anna Mann, born 17 February, 1842. 
449A2. ii. Mercy Plum Mann, b. 23 Dec, 1843; m. John H. Peck. 
449A3. iii. Eliza Powell Mann, born 11 October, 1845. 
449A4. iv. Jereml\h Slocum Mann, b. 24 Oct., 1847; d. 31 Mcli., 1906. 
449A5. vi. Mary Willard Mann, born 10 Sep., 1854; d. 2 December, 1866. 

Mrs. Mann, throughout these years of great exertion and responsi- 
bility, had the assistance of a remarkable colored woman known as 
Deyann. She had been brought to the farm a slave five years of 
age in 1804 purchased in a neighboring town by Mr. Mann's grand- 
father. Although under no restrain, she never was off the farm for a 
night during her life there. She was without education but naturally 
of strong, good sense, and commanding strength of mind. She was 



3i8 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

a large woman physically ; and, though in some ways an added care, 
Avas on the whole a most efficient helper and able executive of the 
clear and discerning judgment of her mistress. Everj'one for miles 
about knew and respected her. She survived Mrs. Mann ten years 
and died on the farm i6 January, 1877 at the age of seventy-eight 
}-ears. Her long life had been spent in serving four generations of 

the family. 

Mrs Mann's later years were more quiet and domestic. She was 
as unselfish and conscientious and patient and tender a mother of her 
children as she had always been a helpmate to her husband. Her 
foresight and thoughtfulness were conspicuous, especially in the dl- 
nesses and waywardness of children. Their nurture extended to their 
religious life and to the little suggestions and corrections that would 
tend to their social acceptance.. She was a member of Christ Church, 
Ballston Spa. 

Throughout her married life even in the midst of laborious and 
absorbing cares, generous hospitality was the marked characteristic at 
the Milton Hill Farm. It was the ancestral family centre, it was the 
point towards which kinship drew relatives of several genrrations, 
attracted by an assured welcome. Many met there in close fellow- 
ship who had no other goal in common. 

\lrs Mann's tastes and loves and life chiefly blessed her home and 
bej^ond its confines extended mostly to kindred and cultivated neigh- 
bors. She was an educated, domestic gentlewoman. She died in her 
forty-eighth year, 24 January, 1867, leaving a singularly enduring 
impress upon the memories of those who knew her best and loved her 
most. She is buried in the Cemetery at Milton Hill.* 

* Sally Frances" Slocum was 9th generation from William Almy, Colonial 
Commissioner at Portsmouth, R. I.; 9th from John Greene, Commissioner and 
Deputy, Rhode Island; 8th from Deputy Governor John Greene, Commis- 
sioner' to the General Court, Atty. General, Assistant, Colonial Agent to Eng- 
land, Member of Governor Andros' Council, Deputy, "Major for the Main," 
Deputy Governor for ten years. Captain, Major, Colonel, Rhode Island; 7th 
generation from Joseph Peck of Hingham, Massachusetts, Deputy to the 
General Court in 1639, Assessor and Justice of the Peace; 6th from Samuel 
Peck, first Deput>- from Rehoboth, Mass., to the General Court of Plymouth 
in 1689; 9th from Anthony Slocum, a first purchaser of Cohannet, Mass., in 
1637; and Lord Deputy Proprietor of North Carolina from 1670; 7th from 
Ebenezer Slocum of Portsmouth, Jamestown, Rhode Island, Deputy, Speaker 
of the House, Minister in the Society of Friends; 5th from Hon. Joseph 
Slocum, Deputv from West Greenwich, R. I.; 3rd from Giles Slocum of 
Wilkes-Barre, Pa., a soldier In the Revolution; 8th from Edward Thurston 
of Newport, R. I., Commissioner, Deputy and Assistant; 5th from Isaac Tripp 
of Wyoming Valley, Pa., Representative to Connecticut Legislature from 
Wyoming Valley. 



AND THEIR ALLIAXCES 319 

449A1 449A 

AxNA Mann, eldest child of Nathaniel and Sally Frances (Slo- 
CLim) Mann, was born at Milton Hill Farm 17 February, 1842. 
Her early education was acquired in a school only a few rods from 
her home, and she knew socially and quite intimately, for a child, 
most of the teachers employed there. In this way she learned much 
more than was taught. For one year, 1 860-1 861, she attended the 
famous school at Troy founded by Mrs. Emma Willard, the same 
from which her mother was graduated. Her fidelity to duty, her 
conscientious work, her exemplary conduct and her appreciation of 
the efforts of her teachers in her behalf won for her their approbation 
and admiration throughout her school life. While yet a young 
woman, she became a member of Christ Church, Ballston Spa. She 
left home in the spring of 1863 and spent one year in visiting some of 
the cities and larger towns of IVIichigan, Ohio and western New- 
York. She has always resided in her present home. She has never 
acquired the city habit. The rural landscape, the farm sounds, but 
more than all the delicate beauty of wild and cultivated flowers are 
necessary parts of her ideal home. The delights of a visit in her 
garden or a ramble through an orchard or a grove are not surpassed 
to her taste by the sights from any urban sidewalk or the conventional 
landscape of a park. Her infrequent visits to the town ali\)rd chiefly 
added charm to the countryside. But she is no recluse. She is a 
natural housewife and hostess, so that the Mann homestead continues 
to be the centre of hospitality and good cheer, as in former days. Her 
soul, manifested in the home, will long survive her life. It is im- 
possible to describe its ministry. It has been an impersonation of 
Christian faithfulness unobtrusively blessing every member of the 
household. Her father and mother, her sisters and brother, her 
nephews grown to manhood under her wise and tender counsel, have 
felt the stay and strength of womanly devotion. Whether for them 
life were receding or its ambition had just been kindled, they have all 
known in her the power of hope, faith and love. 



449A2 449A 

Mercy Plum Mann, second daughter of Nathaniel and Sally 
Frances (Slocum) Mann, was born at Milton Hill Farm 23 Decem- 
ber, 1843. She entered the neighborhood school at the early age of 
three years, accompanying thither her elder sister Anna. Her attend- 



320 THE SLOCLMS OF AMERICA 

ance there during a very long period continued the most regular of 
that of any pupil. She remained at this school under the tutelage 
of very competent teachers for upAvards of fifteen years. She had al- 
ways evinced aptitude and ambition for teaching, and, in the spjing 
of 1862 at the beginning of the term succeeding that in which she 
had concluded her course as a pupil, she was placed by the trustee^ 
at the head of the school. Most of the attendants were the same a- 
those w ith whom she had been recently associated. Some tti them 
were older than she, but her success has ever since been a tradition ol 
the neighborhood. Later her pupils became widely scattered, some 
of them entering the armies of the civil war. As from time to time 
they have returned to re-visit the scenes of their youth, the one person 
aK\:iys inquired for has been the former associate of the school desk> 
who became their most inspiring teacher. Miss Mann remained at 
the head of the school for only a year anil a half; and then, in Sep- 
tember 1803, she left home to pursue a course of higher education 
at the well-known Willard school at Troy, New ^'ork, where her 
mother had completed her education. She was graduated there in 
June 18O5 after two years of most assiduous study. In the following' 
year, on the occasion of a temporary vacanc> in its corps of teacher> 
she was re<alled and became an instructor during a brief period. 
The success of her work, however, was conspicuous ; and at the be- 
ginning of the next school year September i8b6, she became a member 
of tlie permanent faculty. J'his association was continued until on 
rlu' retirement of Mr. and Mr>. John H. Willard in June 1872. thr 
boarding department was temjxjrarily suspended. The next \eai 
she taught at the well-know n da Silva Bradford school in New ^ orL 
City. Before the expiration of this year, the trustees of the Troy Sem- 
inary engaged her on most attractive terms to return to Troy and 
assist Miss Emily T. Wilcox Principal in conducting a da\ schtxd. 
From September 1873 until June 1883 this arrangement continued 
in connection with other teachers. Her work in the classroom was 
largely among the younger children, training and fitting them to ad 
vance rapidh to the honors of the school. Her conspicuous success 
attracted pupils to the school. She was a natural teacher, happ\ in 
her Avork and resourceful in securing application and awakening en- 
thusiasm. She was just and patient and able to impress those undei 
her care with a sense of her accuracy of information and her imfailinp 
interest in them. She won their confidence and afifection. and man\ 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 321 

of thcin were assiduous to show their love as well by progress in their 
lusswork as by the chilillike and devoted attentions. Her class rooms 
were vibrant with cheerful, studious industry. When she finally re- 
tired from the school in June 1883 full of health, enthusiasm and 
success, it closed a period extending back to her earliest childhood 
during which there had been but few weeks, when she had not da\ 
by day attended school xs the great interest of her life. Hw work laid 
down had brought her many joys and triumphs. 

The long summer vacations had been spent, as far as possible, in 
.Kcjuiring the cultivation and experience of travel. They were seldom 
passed entirely at home, and sometimes were occupied in making ex- 
tended journeys. She had visited the Adirondack Wilderness, all the 
( Jreat Lakes, many of the then western States, Canada and the St. 
Lawrence, and the summer of 1882 was entirely given to a trip 
abroad that included Great Britain and the chief cities, rivers, lakes 
and mountains of \ve>tern Kurope. 

At the homestead farm in the late summer of 1 883 August 7th 
she was married by the Rev. Dr. Walter Delafield to Hon. John 
Hudson l*rck, I.I I)., a practicing lawyer of Troy, New \'ork. 
He has since continued his professional work without interruption, 
but has ff)und time to administer acceptably many important trusts; 
notably, he was for upwards of twelve years President of the Rensse- 
laer Polytechnic Institute. This latter position afforded to his wife, 
in meeting and entertaining the students, coofitiinl oppnrtiiniT\ tor 
the exercise of her experience and aptitudes. 

Her most interested public efforts since her marriage have been 
associated with missionary and benevolent work. Her power of or- 
ganization. industPk' and engaging enthusiasm had been trained to 
combine with them unusual accuracy and attention to detail. Re- 
sponsible positions sf)ught her. She h.xs met their obligations with 
unvarying success and so administered them that she has won to her- 
self the affectionate regard of a wide circle of efficient Christian peo- 
ple. She has been a member of St. John's (Episcopal) Church, Troy 
since ifihh. In connection with this church she was identified with 
the Ministers' Aiil and Parish Kmployment Society serving as Second 
Directress, Secretary and Treasurer. For seventeen years she was 
President of the Troy Auxiliary American McAll Association. She 
was a member of the State Aid Charity Board of Rensselaer County. 
New York, for a long time. 



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322 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

During twenty-seven years she has been a member of the American 
Association for the Advancement of Science, and attended several of 
its annual meetings. Through the services of her great grandfather 
Giles Slocum as a soldier in the Revolutionary War, she has been 
admitted into the Philip Schuyler Chapter of the Daughters of the 
American Revolution. She is an interested member of the Troy 
Chapter of the National Indian Association. For several years she 
was a Vice President of the Emma Willard Association. Mrs. Peck 
has contributed to the press some interesting papers on the school life 
at Troy Seminary and reminiscences of Mrs. Emma Willard, 

Indeed, although this brief notice pictures her rather as a person of 
affairs engaged in absorbing activities, her strength has been in con- 
siderate gentleness, and her heart and manner still have the wnnning i 
freshness of youth, no where more manifest than in the home, where 
she presides. 

Her husband, Hon. John Hudson Peck, LL.D., of Troy, New 
York, counsellor-at-law was born at the city of Hudson, New York, 
on the 7 February, 1838. He is the eldest son of the late Hon. Darius 
Peck (born 1802, died 1879) a prominent and influential citizen and 
thorough lawyer, who was for many years County Judge of Columbia 
County,. New York. His mother was Harriet M. Hudson (born 
1813, died 1863) youngest daughter of Horace Hudson and Sarah 
Robinson. Mr. Peck is descended on his father's side from the early 
Puritan settlers of New England. William Peck, his earliest pro- 
genitor in America, emigrated to this country with his wife and son 
Jeremiah in the ship Hector with the company of Governor Eaton and 
the Rev. John Davenport, and he was one of the founders, of the 
colony of New Haven in 1638. John Hudson Peck's natal year, 
therefore, marked the completion of two full centuries since his earl- 
iest" American ancestor came to this country. 

Mr. Peck was prepared for college under the able instruction of 
Mr. Isaac F. Bragg and the Rev. Elbridge Bradbury at the Hudson 
Classical Institute. He was graduated from Hamilton College at 
Clinton, New York, of which seat of learning his father was likewise 
an alumnus, with class of 1859. He was member of the Chi Psi 
fraternity, and, on graduation was elected into the Phi Beta Kappa. 
He chose the law for his profession and studied at Troy, New York 
under the direction of the Hon. Cornelius Tracy and the Hon. Jere- 
miah Romevn, and he was admitted to the bar at Albany in December 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 323 

1 86 1. Very soon afterwards he entered Into a law partnership with 
Mr. Romeyn, which continued until April 1867. At that time he, 
with his former instructor, Mr. Tracy, formed the very successful 
law firm of Tracy and Peck, which was only terminated by the final 
illness of the senior member. Mr. Peck has been intrusted with the 
legal business of the Troy and Boston Railroad Company, the Troy 
Union Railroad Company, the Troy Savings Bank and with other 
business and financial corporations. (He has also been legal adviser 
in the administration of many^ private trusts and large estates. By 
his fellow citizens and professional colleagues he is regarded as an 
able, successful lawyer, thorough in application, assiduous in caring 
for the interests of his clients and entirely honorable in his methods. 

Outside of his profession Mr. Peck has identified himself with edu- 
cational interests. He became a trustee of the Troy Female Seminary 
in 1883. In May 1888 he was elected President ;of the Rensselaer 
Polytechnic Institute, the pioneer school of civil engineering as well 
as the most celebrated in this country. On account of increased de- 
mands upon his time in his profession, he retired from the presidency 
of the Institute in 1901. 

In public alifairs Mr. Peck has manifested an enterprising spirit. 
On all the view^s that divide men into parties his interest is large and 
his appreciation keen. Throughout his life he has been a convinced 
and consistent Democrat of the old school. He was elected a member 
from Rensselaer County of the Constitutional Convention of the 
State of New York of 1894. He served on two important committees 
on The Legislature and Education. He has taken an active part in 
the erection of many of the finest buildings in Troy. He was chair- 
man of the commission that erected the new^ granite Court house for 
the County of Rensselaer, one of four Trustees appointed by Mrs. 
Howard Hart to erect a marble fire-proof building for the Troy Pub- 
lic Library as a memorial to her husband. He also served on commit- 
tees for the erection of the Alumni Building of the Rensselaer Poly- 
technic Institute and Ganley Memorial Hall, Russell Sage Hall, and 
Anna M. Plum Memorial of the Troy Female Seminary (Emma 
Willard School). 

Mr. Peck is a member of the Society of Colonial Wars, through 
the services of John Peck, of the third generation in the French and 
Indian War. He Is also a son of the Revolution through the partici- 
pation of the same ancestor as a soldier in the Revolutionary War and 



324 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

also his great grandfather Israel Farris. He is a member of St. John's 
Episcopal Church, Troy, and a Trustee of the Diocese of Albany. 
He is a Trustee and Charter member of the American Scenic and 
Historic Preservation Society and also a member of the National Arts 
Club of New York City and the New York State Bar Association. 
In the City of Troy he is a member of the Chamber of Commerce 
and of the Troy Club. He has written voluminously for the news- 
paper press and has delivered many addresses. His manner of com- 
position is clear, conservative, instructive and logical. Moreover his 
writings arc characterized by dignity and stamped by culture. He 
was orator of the Society of the Alumni of Hamilton College at the 
Commencement in 1889. His discourse was spoken of by the Utica 
Herald as one of the ablest and most carefully prepared ever deliv- 
ered before tiie association, characterized by scholarly thought and 
fine rhetoric. The degree of LL.U. was conferred upon him on 
this occasion. Mr. and Mrs. Peck have no children. 



449A:'. 44!)A 

Eliza Powell Mann, third daughter of Nathaniel and Sally 
Frances Slocum Mann, was born at Milton Hill Farm October 11, 
1845. Her primary education was had at the Public School on Mil- 
ton Hill, and, in those early days, she gave evidence of the sturdy, 
steady strength of character, which has marked her life. Her educa- 
tion was completed at the Sans Souci Seminary, conducted by the 
Rev. Dean Smith at the neighboring V^illage of Ballston Spa. After 
three years of conscientious work she was graduated June i865. 
While a young woman she became a member of Christ Episcopal 
Church, Ballston Spa. Her residence continued with the family on 
the farm for several years. 

She taught at her early school during the summers of 1872. '73 and 
'74. Later she spent a year and a half at the Mt. Carroll Seminary, 
Mt. Carroll, Illinois, founded and conducted by her mother's cousin, 
Mrs. Frances Wood Shimer. She availed herself of the opportunities 
there afforded to perfect her knowledge of modern methods in teach- 
ing and school administration. In September, 1883 she became a 
member of the faculty of the Troy Female Seminary, from which her 
mother had been graduated nearly half a century before. 

At the end of four years, in response to an urgent call from home, 
she returned to Milton, where she has since resided. Her father sur- 



AND IMtlR AI.I.IANCES 323 

vivcil his wife thirty-three years, and his daughters Anna and Eliza 
conducted his household until his decease in ii^X). hliza's natural 
tastes anil aptitudes led her to iissunie those out-door duties of u 
tanner's house which arc directed by his family. She took supervision 

'f the poultry. She became an enthusiastic gardener. W'^etables and 
^mall fruits were perfected under her care, and she kept herself well 
informed of the condition anil pr<»spects of the e,Tvat orchard. She 
was led to observe the more general operati«jns of farming and dairy- 
ing- CJradually she became conversant ^\ith the work of different 
seasons of the year and the rotations and methods by which the best 
results were obtained. She was a Kood listener when farminj; topics 
were discussed, and annually visited the Saratona County Fair, serv- 
ing occasionally as a judi^e in the domestic department. One \ear 
she received an appointment as judye in the New \'ork State Fair in 
line of the domestic departments and accepted it. She also gained 
much information from the papers read and iliscussed at the meetings 

't the Farmer's Institute which she attended with her father for a 
series of years. 

l'ncon<ciously and very gradually she acquired a knowledge of agri- 
cultural pursuits that for a woman was very unusual; and. although 
without practical experience, she had a va^^t amount of practical in- 
formation. ( )n the decease of her brother Jeremiah SlfKum Mann, 
who had worked the farm after his father's death in 1900. she with 
her sister Anna became the only members of the family residing on 
the place. To the surprise of everybod>, and of no one more than 
herself, sonnmhere. somehow business qualifications hail matured. 
She at once in April, I'jotj. took efficii-nt direction of the affairs of 
a large farm; and family, friends, neighbors and workmen recognized 
hers as the controlling judgment. It is so congenial that, while the 
nature of her happiness has of necessity changed, she has accepted the 
larger sphere with a sense of more abounding pleasure. Her grasp 
of routine and general operatiorrs is made effective by remarkable at- 
tention to detail. Her studious and steady efforts combined with 
natural caution and foresight are producing substantial and well 
assured results, dignifving the power and emergency made manifest. 



44!l.\4 44:».\ 

Jeremiah Sf.ocum M \\\. only son of Nathaniel and Sall\ Fran- 
ces (Slocum) Mann, was born on Milton Hill Farm. October 24, 



326 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

1847, and died there in his fifty-ninth year 3 1 March, 1906. His early 
school days were spent while he still lived at home at the school of 
which his father was Trustee, and over which for a long series of 
years, he had given most intelligent supervision. Jeremiah was yet 
quite young when he was sent to a select school at Ballston Spa, the 
nearest village, conducted by Rev. James Gilmour. In this school 
he enjoyed the instruction of a noted teacher Neil Gilmour brother 
of the Principal and afterwards Superintendent of Public Instruction 
in the State of New York. Later he was placed in another school in 
the same village under the charge of Charles D. Seely. 

He acquired in his youth a very great fondness for reading, which, 
as years passed, constantly increased. His power of concentration of 
mind upon the contents of a book with which he was engaged was 
unusual. He had a habit of sight reading which seemed to include 
at a glance a large fraction of a page and had withal a memory of 
marvelous tenacity. Reading was his favorite and almost his only 
recreation. The long winters of his northern home afforded him 
ample leisure for gratifying his tastes. As a result, he rapidly 
became well informed on a great variety of subjects; and, before his 
death, his mind was a store house of accurate and clearly appre- 
hended facts. Few subjects could be broached in his presence 
in any company of which lie was not well informed. Literature, 
history, mechanics and applied science were favorite fields of 
study. He was, nevertheless, apparently unconscious that this 
facility and accuracy were in any way remarkable. If nothing 
occurred to call forth his powers in company, he never obtruded 
them. His conversation was never pedantic, but always inform- 
ing. After he left school, he resided for more than six ^-ears in 
the City of New York, and all his business hours were engaged 
in acquiring mercantile methods and experience. The same 
exactness of recollection of the business New Yorker of those 
da)'s was ever after as vivid as of his reading, and one might 
think, after a casual conversation that he was only an acute observer 
of city sights and men ; that he was a man of anecdote instead of 
broad and almost limitless information. The two phases of mind are 
nearly allied and yet are seldom found in the same person. Fond of 
social intercourse, he was a most companionable man and, after 
his return to the farm, a general favorite throughout a large section 
of his county. He was recognized in the community as a just, duti- 



AND TULIR ALLIANCES 327 

fill diligent man of high ideals, broad intelligence and unusual ca- 
pacity. With a singular freedom from personal aggressiveness, he 
won his way to a position of influence by quiet and sympathetic help- 
fulness. Masculine in every impulse, he was peculiarly sensitive to the 
trials and sorrows of others. The thought of suffering whether of 
man or beast distressed him, but he stood read\ with great resources 
to aid those whose pain he partly shared. He was public spirited 
and, without rancor or bitterness, took a brave and patriotic part in 
political contests. F^rom the time of his father's death in 1900 he was 
an official of the Agricultural Society of his county, and he grudged 
neither work nor any effort in its behalf. He loved the land and was 
devoted to country life. He was fond of animals, and they loved him. 
He revelled in rural laiuUcape and knew every fine view within a 
Jay's journey from his home. 

Responding, not very reluctantly, to a call to stand by his father's 
side during his declining \ears, he returned to the farm in the spring 
of 1872 influenced doubtless in some degree by his prevailing love of 
rural life, ^'ear by year gathered experience taught him that he had 
made a pecuniary sacrifice but those who knew him best always 
doubteil whether at heart he regretted the step. To his latest day 
he was enthusiastic in his expressions of the dignity and wholesome- 
ncss of life on the land. From the death of his father in August, 1900, 
he became the fourth in successive generations during more than a 
hundred years to work the Milton Hill Farm; and death found him 
there. He is buried in the Milton Hill Cemetery. 

At Milton Center, Saratoga County, New York, 5 June, 1877, 
he was married to Dorcas Klla Riggs. born 31 December, 1850, 
daughter of George Belden Riggs and Mary Antoinette Conklin. 
They were married by Rev. Dr. Walter Delafield, rector of Christ 
Church, HalKti^n Spa. Mr^. Mann with her two sons, survive, 
vi/, :* 

44.9.\6. i. N \TH ANiEr. \! ANV, b. 28 March, 1878. 
449A7. ii. Conklin Mann, b. 20 December, 1884. 

•Jeremiah Slocum Mann (Sally Frances' Slocum, Jeremiah,' Giles,' Jona- 
than,' Joseph,' Giles,* Samuel,' (iiles,' .Anthony,') 

Jeremiah SIcicum' Mann (Sally Frances' Slocum, Anna' Bryan, Hannah' 
I allmailKC, lames* Tallmadge of Sharon, Ct., James' Tallmadge of New 
Haven. John' Tallmatige of New Haven, Robert' 'Tallmadge of New Haven.) 

Jeremiah S. Maun was eighth generation from James Bisliop, wlio was 
-erretary of New Haven ("olony four years, (Jovernor's .Assistant five years. 
Deputy (fovernor eight years. He was seventh generation from Nathaniel 



328 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

449A5 449A 

Mary Willard Mann, youthful in years, was far more than a 
child in personality. She was born at Milton Hill Farm, lO Sep- 
tember, 1854, 3'ounj2;est child of Nathaniel and Sally Frances (Slo- 
cum) Mann and died there in her thirteenth year, 2 December, 1866. 
During her infancy, her mother was not in good health; and, when 
one year of age the care of Marv Willard was committed to her 
eldest sister Anna. Thus was developed between them an absorbing 
love, which combined maternal, filial and sisterly qualities. In early 
youth, following in the footsteps of her sisters and brother, she at- 
tended the neighboring school. She was an apt pupil, was very dili- 
gent and at once gave evidence of marked ability . At the time of her 
early death, she ranked as a pupil with those two years her senior. She 
presented herself for membership by baptism in the Episcopal Church 
at Ballston Spa several years before her death. 

She was always an engaging child and at once interested every one 
who met her. A child among children, she attracted them and joined 
playfully in their sports. Those of mature years also found her com- 
panionable, and she could successfully entertain them. The animals 
of the farm, the largest as much or more than the least of them were 
her friends; and, among her most delightful hours ^vere those she 
spent where they were. Her fondness for spirited horses and her 
fearlessness and skill in handling them early excited the pride and ad- 
miration of her father. He was a noted horseman and owned fine 
horses, and he would at any time during several years before her death 
trust this child alone with the best of them. She was allowed to 
drive young horses for miles without company- on public roads where 
he would have permitted few men to take them. At such times 
she had no trouble, and always received an obedience that was incredi- 
ble to one who had not observed it. She became a frequent com- 
panion of her father on his long drives as well as when he was occu- 
pied about the farm buildings or working in his farm shop. But it 
was her brother Jeremiah, seven years her senior who was her com- 
rade. The relation between them was a partnership in devotion. 

Harrison of Branford, Ct., who represented the town in Colonial Legislature 
for thirteen years. He was eighth generation from Thomas Nash, an earh' 
settler of New Haven. He was sixth generation from James Tallmadge of 
New Haven, one of the original projectors of the Grammar School, Captain 
of Cavalry and a member of the Connecticut Legislature for twenty years. 



AN'D THFIR ALLIANCES 329 

Ihey were each other's servants, heroes and defenders with a mutual 
unquestioning faith. The greatest grief of her short life was when 
he left the farm to take up mercantile pursuits in New York City. 
As his vacation^ approached each day was counted. Her traits so 
described may some of thmi si-em boyish to a stranger but they were 
all included in a nature that was preeminently domestic and feminine, 
rhtri- was nothing assertive, aggressive or arrogant in her character. 
Her power on the farm was the power of gentleness, that no man 
could yield. Her courage was fearlessness and her own trustfulness 
breil confidence. These same qualities made her a -womanly confi- 
dante and counsellor in the household and she was efficient too at 
much of its work. She could relieve on occasions her mother or any 
of her sisters detained from their own duties. This capable, con- 
scientious, unselfish, versatile child was always contented and happy. 
Her considerate sunny nature, mellowing the elements of her force- 
fulness, easily won for her ardent love and admiration in the home. 
With rare assurance, one may call her, this little girl, the just pride 
of every member of a large household. 

While this joy of living was at its height, the central life suddenly 
failed. Mar\ Willard passed awa\ . During her last summer and 
early autumn, she had been accustomed to take her mother, who was 
alreaii\ in failing health, on frequent drives about the country. It 
was her death that made the separation, but it was not for long. Her 
mother followed her in a few weeks, and the old homestead was 
doubly desolate. They were both laid in the Cemetery at Milton 
Hill, where the family dead during more than a hundred years lie 
buried. 



Nv\THAMEL MwN, jr., elder son (if Jeremiah Slocum Mann 
and Dorcas Ella Riggs, was born at Milton Hill Farm. March 28, 
187S and Avas of the fifth generation of the family to reside there. 
His grandfather. Nathaniel Mann was yet living, thus three genera- 
tions were making their home on the farm. This was the second 
time that a grandfather, a son and a grandson of this family had 
dwelt at Milton Hill Farm. During childhood Nathaniel attended 
the same schf)ol near home where his father and mother had obtained 
their early education. He later went to the Hallston High School 
where he was graduated in June 189b. In September of the same 



330 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

year, he entered the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy, New 
York, where his education was completed. He had already become a 
member of the Episcopal church and shortly after entering the In- 
stitute, he joined the Delta Phi College Fraternity. 

He began his professional work as civil engineer with the Chicago, 
North-Western Railway Coimpanj-. He continued in that employ- 
ment in the middle west for three years, engaged in railway con- 
struction and improvement in many States, including Illinois, Wis- 
consin, Michigan, Iowa and Nebraska. He thus gained much valuable 
experience and laid a foundation of practical facility in the field. 
His next work, in which he is yet engaged, is with the Public Serv- 
ice Corporation of New Jersey. His duties have again been in the 
line of construction and his success has been evidenced by a consider- 
able promotion. He resided at Newark, New Jersey, during the 
early part of his employment with this company, but his home now 
(1906) is at East Orange, New Jersey, 34 Linwood Place. 



449A7 449A4 

CoNKLiN Mann, second son of Jeremiah Slocum Mann and 
Dorcas Ella (Riggs) Mann was born at Milton Hill Farm December 
20, 1884. His education was begun at the neighboring school. Be- 
fore he was thirteen years old he entered the Ballston High School 
where he was graduated in June, 1901. He took an active part in 
Athletics while attending this school. Later he became a student 
at Hamilton College, Clinton, New York; and he was graduated 
there in June, 1906. He was prominent in Athletics during his col- 
lege course and was full back on the football team and the low 
hurdler of the track team. Before entering college he joined the 
Episcopal Church at Ballston Spa. At Hamilton College he became 
a member of the Chi Psi Fraternity. 

He was married at Syracuse, New York, May 9, 1906, to Maud 
Artemesia Thomson of Utica, New York, daughter of Charles I. 
Thomson and Anna Reed of Utica. Mrs. Conklin Mann was born 
at Holland Patent, New York. 24 June, 1885. 

Soon after his graduation Conklin entered on July i, 1906, the 
employment of the New York and New Jersey Telephone Company. 
He has recently been promoted to the position of Evening Manager 
for the Telephone Company in the Oranges. He resides at 34 Lin- 
wood Place, East Orange, New Jersey. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 331 

452 A (452) 
James Scovel' Slocum {Laton,^ IViUiam,' Jonathan.* Joseph,'^ 
Giles,* Samuel J^ Giles,- Anthony,^) born I2 July, 1827, on a farm 
in Exeter Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. His mother, 
Gratie (Scovel) Slocum, died 5 September, 1829, and his father died 
16 January, 1833. On account of this early bereavement, he lived 
many years with his uncle, Charles Fuller, who lived near the line 
of Exeter and Kingston Township until 1854, then moved into 
Scranton, the site of which was early known as Slocum Hollow from 
its early owner and developer, Ebenezer Slocum (241) granduncle 
of James. Here the subject of this sketch became prominent in 
business and political circles. His business prospered, and he acquired 
a rounded competence. He went with one of the emergency com- 
panies against the Southern Rebellion, beside engaging two substitutes. 
He was nominated as State Senator on the Republican ticket before 
Luzerne County was divided, and the majority was against him. He 
was one of the founders of the Lackawanna Hospital at Scranton, 
and much credit was given him for his efforts in securing financial 
aid for it at a critical period in its history. In iSbQ lie \\as ap- 
pointed Postmaster of Scranton by President Grant, and was re- 
appointed to a second term. After having served in this ofHce five 
years he resigned and returned to his father's homestead in Exeter, 
to reside with his brother, William Slocum (605). Here he was 
active in securing the incorporation of Exeter Borough from a portion 
of old Exeter Township. He was chosen the first Burgess of the 
Borough, also there served several years as Justice of the Peace, and 
School Director. He was a man of marked individuality. While 
'eccentric' was the most common expression regarding him, the few 
considerate persons admitted to his confidence spoke of him as a 
cyclopedia of information and a genial conversationalist. 71ie local, 
and some distant, politicians consulted him as an authority on con- 
troverted questions. In religion he deferred to the belief of his 
fathers — members of the Society of Friends. He built numerous 
tenement houses near his home, which are known as ' Slocums Settle- 
ment.' He also built here a handsome chapel at a cost of $7,000 or 
more. This was placed under control of the Presbyterian Church of 
West Pittston. of which his brother was at that time an official, with 
the understanding that the building might be used for Christian wor- 
ship by members of other denominations. He remained unmarried. 



332 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

t 

He met instant and horrible death 19 April, 1897, by being run 
over at 7.45 in the evening by a backing locomotive and several loaded 
coal cars on the track through the rock cut near his home of the West 
Pittston branch of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. Being quite deaf, 
he did not hear the approaching train. He was buried in Hollenback 
Cemetery with Masonic rites. 



453 A (453) 

James Edward^'* Slocum {David P./ Giles/ William,'' Jona- 
than,^ Joseph,^ Giles,* Samuel,^ Giles,' Anthony,^) was born 17 
September, 1863, in Chicago, Illinois. He was prepared for college 
in the Public Schools of this city, and entered the Department of 
Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Michigan, in 1881. 
He here becaime a meinber of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. His 
course of study was interrupted at the close of his third year in col- 
lege; and he returned home to take up the business (real estate) in 
which his father was engaged at the time of his death 29 January, 
1864. He resides with his mother, unmarried, 1906. 



455B (455) 

Elisha Hitchcock {Elisha Hitchcock and his wife Ruth^ Slo- 
cum, born 13 September, 1791, died 23 May, 1882, daughter of 
Ebenezer,' Jonathan,'^ Joseph,'' Giles,* Samuel,^ Giles,- Anthony,^) 
was born 29 June, 1813, in Claremont, New Hampshire, and was 
reared from 1826 at Scranton, Pennsylvania. He married Caroline 
Larabee. He died 28 April, 1855, in Maysville, Indiana. Child: 
i. Anna Hitchcock, born ; m. Julius Shannon of Pittston, Pa. 



455C (455) 

Sara Slocum Hitchcock (Elisha Hitchcock and wife Ruth^ 
Slocum, daughter of Ebenezer, etc., as above,) born 14 October, 18 1 7, 
in Clermont, New Hampshire, was reared from 1826 at Scranton, 
Pennsylvania. She married 10 February, 1845, Abel Gardner, son of 
George and Abigail (Dean) Gardner of Abington, Pa., and formerly 
of Exeter, Rhode Island. Sara and Abel resided on his homestead 
farm at Abington several years, then moved to another farm at Dalton 
where he built a storehouse and conducted mercantile business in 
connection with his farm. They were industrious and thrifty. He 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 333 

died 12 March, 1882. She was member of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, broad and pure minded. She died 15 April, 1906. Chil- 
dren: 

i. Helen Gardner, born ; died in her infancy. 

ii. Ruth Gardner, born 13 August, 1847; clied 3 Septennber, 1877, 

from accident while driving to Scranton. 
iii. Sara Adelaide Gardner, born ; m. Dr. Herbert D. Gardner. 

They resided in Scranton. 
iv. Mary Gardner, born . Resided in Dalton, Pa. 



455D (455) 

Ruth Ann Hitchcock (E/isha Hitchcock and wife Ruth^ Slo- 
cuTTij Ebenezer/ etc., as in 455B,) was born 29 January, 1820, in 
Clermont, New Hampshire, and was reared at Scranton, Pennsyl- 
vania. She was married there to David Clemons of that place 8 
October, 1849. She died 23 October, 1864. Children: 

i. Francis H. Clemons; m. Candea Smith of Dalton, Pa. 
ii. Eva Clemons; m. Dr. Lewis S. Barnes who died 19 June, 1902, in 
Scranton. 



455E (455) 

Zenas Hitchcock {Elisha Hitchcock and Ruth'^ Slocum, daugh- 
ter of Ebenezer,' etc, as above,) was born 25 March, 1822, in Cler- 
mont, New Hampshire, and was reared at Scranton, Pa. He mar- 
ried there Ruth Blooim in September, 1856. They moved westward; 
he died 3 June, 1880. Children, perhaps not born in the order here 
given, viz: 

i. Ida Hitchcock, ii. Frances Hitchcock, iii. George Hitchcock. 



455F (455) 

Mary Hitchcock {Elisha Hitchcock and wife Ruth'^ Slocum, 
Ebenezer,~ etc., as in 455B,) was born ii May, 1827, at Slocum 
Hollow, now Scranton, Pennsylvania. She was married at Mays- 
ville, Allen County, Indiana, to Dr. William H. Heath. They 
resided many years in Hyde Park, Scranton, where they both died in 
the year 1905, leaving one child: 

i. Leah M. Heath, born . She has been a teacher of literature in 

the Scranton High School. 



334 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

455A1 (455A) 

Marian Hitchcock {Ebenezer, died Nov., 1882, son of Elisha 
Hitchcock and wife Ruth^ Slocufn, daughter of Ebenezer,^ as shown 
above in 455B,) was born 16 March, 1867, at Scranton, Pennsyl- 
vania. She was married 2 April, 1895, to Dr. Burdett O'Connor, 
who was graduated M. D. in 1894 at the Long Island College Hos- 
pital, Brooklyn, New York. She resides (1906) in Montclair, N. J. 
Children : 

i. Burdett Hichcock O'Connor, born 19 February, 1896, in Brooklyn, 

New York, 
ii. DoROTHy Evelyn O'Connor, born 2 August, 1898, in Brooklyn, 
New York. She died 25 August, 1901. 



455A2 (455A) 

William Hitchcock {Ebenezer, Elisha Hitchcock and wife 
Ruth^ Slocum, etc. J as in 455B,) born 4 February, 1875, at Scranton, 
Pa.: died there in 1881. 



456A (456) 

John Milton" Slocum (Sidney/ Ebenezer/ Jonathan,^ Joseph,^ 
Giles J^ Samuel,^ Giles/ Anthony/) was born 20 March, 1818, near 
Scranton, Penns34vania ; married Delia Whaling 15 January, 1845. 
He enlisted as a soldier against the Southern Rebellion and died 29 
November, i863(?); was buried in the Military Cemetery, Wash- 
ington, D. C. His name is recorded in the United States Roll of 
Honor. Children: 

i. Katherin, born . No further report received. 

ii. Mary Jane, born 9 Nov., 1845, at Green Ridge near Scranton, Pa. 
Was mar. 27 Nov., 1867, at West Pittston to James L. Polen, b. 
there 8 Feb., 1870, son of Albert and Lydia (Breese) Polen. He 
is (1906) President of the Peoples' Bank, Pittston. Pa., with 
residence at West Pittston. Child: Lydia Slocum, b. 8 Feb., 
1870. 
456Aiiii. Henry P., b. 26 Jan., 1850; m. Frances L. Hines, 1874. 

iv. Joseph Warren. v. John. vi. William. vii. Frances. 
viii. Frederick. No further report. 



456A1 456A 



Henry Fuller^" Slocum often written Henry W. (John M./ 
Sidney/ Ebenezer/ Jonathan/ Joseph/ Giles/ Samuel/ Giles/ 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 335 

AntJiotfy,^) was born 26 January, 1850, at Scranton, Pennsylvania. 
Was married at Wyalusing, 22 October, 1874, to Frances Lucretia 
Hines, born there 27 January, 1854, daughter of Theodore and 
Lucretia (Gaylord) Hines. He is a telegraph operator. Children: 

i. Bessie Adelia, born 24 July, 1875, in White Haven. 

ii. Jennie Belie, born 31 May, 1877, in Laceyville. She was married 

at Wyalusing i October, 1902, to Francis Robert Parks, b. , 

son of Robert William Parks of Westfield, Massachusetts, and his 
wife Sara Violetta Gaylord of Wyalusing, Pa. He is (1906) 
Secretary of The Loyal Protective Association, Boston, Mass., with 
residence in Brookline. Children: i. Robert William, b. 30 
Sept., 1904. 2. Francis Slocum, b. 16 Nov., 1905. 3. Burton 
Miner, b. 2 Jan., 1907. 



457B (457) 

Benjamin'' Slocum {Benjamin,^ Ehenezer^ Jonathan,'^ Joseph,^ 
Giles* Samuel^ Giles,- Anthony^) was born 19 September, 1827, 
near Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania. Was married 2 December, 1868, 
at Scranton to Mary Prothero Waters, born 1851 in Wales, an 
adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Waters. Mr. Slocum died 
19 August, 1900. They had children, viz.: 

i. Cora, b. 30 Oct., 1869, Taylorville, Pa.; married 16 Nov., 1896, 
at Trinidad, Colo., George Henry Lockre}', printer, b. 9 Jan., 
1870, at Trinidad, son of John and Mary . They, 1907, re- 
side in St. Paul, Minn. A child, Arthur Tom Lockrey, b. 28 
Jan., 1898, at Trinidad, died i6 Mar., 1898. 

ii. Frank Eugene, b. in 1871, Taylorville, Pa.; mar. July, 1905, 
Emma Caroline McLin, at Fairfield, Illinois. He is a butcher, 
1907, at El Reno, Oklahoma. 

iii. Ida May, b. 17 May, 1874, Scranton, Pa.; married 2 Sept., 1903, 
at El Reno, Okla., Henry Samuel Iloefflin, Methodist Minister, 
b. 1 Jan. 1875, Quincy, 111., son of George and Sophia (Kinkle). 
Residence, 1907, Blackwell, Okla., R. F. D. 2, with child, Laverne 
Ethel, b. 1 Oct., 1904, at Orlando, Okla. 

iv. Jessie, born in the year 1876, Scranton, Pa.; died in 1879. 

v. Benjamin, b. in 1879, Havenville, Kansas; mar. 12 Oct., 1903, 
Nellie Greggs, at Shattuck, Okla. A farmer, 1907, near Arnett, 
Okla. Children: i. Clarence, b. 1904. 2. James, b. 1906, both 
near Arnett. 

vi. Ernest, b. in 1884, Emporia, Kansas; mar. in 1905, Anna Eldridge, 
at Arnett, Okla., where they, 1907, reside. Mail carrier. Child, 
Calvin, was born in 1906. 

vii. Ruth, born in 1886; resides, 1907, at Arnett, Oklahoma. 



336 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

457C (457) 

Julia Elizabeth^" Slocum {Stephen G./ Benjamin,^ Ebene- 
zer/ Jonathan,^ Joseph;' Giles, ^ Samuel,^ Giles,- Anthony,^) was 
born in January, 1851. She was only eight months old when her 
father died. She remains unmarried (1906). Residence in Cleve- 
land, Ohio, since 1902, with her cousin on her mother's side, M. K. 
Shoemaker. 



459 A (459) 

Levi Dings" Slocum {Samuel,^ Ebenezer," Jonathan,'^ Joseph,^ 
Giles,^ Samuel,^ Giles,- Anthony,^) was born 2 May, 1842, at Scran- 
ton, Pennsylvania. Was married 12 October, 1875, at Carbondale 
to Rose A. Oram, born 28 May, 1842, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 
daughter of Richard and Cecilia (Evans) Oram. They settled in 
Carbondale, Pa., where they yet (1907) rezide. He is locomotive 
engineer. Children: 

i. Rexford Oram, born 6 Dec, 1876, at Carbondale. Died 29 Aug., 

1889; was buried at Waverly, Pa. 
ii. Jessie Louise Decker, born 15 October, 1879; married Sidney G. 

Birket 5 August, 1906. 



464 (464) 

Ruth Ann^ Slocum {Isaac,' Jonathan,'^ Joseph,^ Giles,* Samuel,^ 
Giles,- Anthony i^) was born 13 May, 1808, at Tunkhannock, Penn- 
sylvania, and moved with her parents to a farm in Lyme Township, 
Huron County, Ohio, in 1824. Here she married James Stevens 4 
June, 1826, and here her children were born. In 1843 (?) they 
moved to Lima, Indiana, and she there died in September, 1847. 
Children: 

i. Samuel P. Stevens, b. 9 June, 1827; m. 23 Dec, 1862, Cornelia 
Stebbins in Believue, Ohio. He died 27 Jan., 1906. Son, 
Clarence, b. in 1871, in Believue, Ohio, where he resides (1906). 

ii. James Brooks Stevens, b. 28 Nov., 1830; m. 8 April, 1862, Zilphia 
V. Burr in Believue, O. She died 19 Jan., 1877, in Wauseon, O. 
He died 19 June, 1889, in Madera, Calif. Members of Presby- 
terian Church. Children: i. Florence O., b. 15 Sept., 1863, in 
lone, Calif. Address 1906 Wauseon, O. 2. Ruth B., b. 15 Dec, 

1865, in Believue, O. Mar. Aldrich. Address 1906, 

Toledo, O. 

iii. Mary Elizabeth Brooks, born 9 August, 1833. Residence, 1906, 
Fresno, California. Member of Presbyterian Church. She con- 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 337 

tributed materially to this report of her father's family from Calif. 

iv. Isaac Slocum Stevens, born 12 October, 1835. Died 11 December, 
1894, at Silver Peak, Fresno Co., California, (or Nevada). 

V. Erastus Walter Stevens, b. 29 May, 1837; ni- 3^ Oct., 1881, Jane 
Bemis in Lyme, Huron Co., O. She died 10 Oct., 1903, mem. of 
Presbyterian Church. His address in 1906, O'Neals, Calif. 

vi. Charles Jacob Stevens, born 2 September, 1840. Died 15 Feb- 
ruary, 1902, in Fresno County, California, 
vii. Anna Sophia Stevens, b. 24 July, 1843; mar. 16 Jan., 1866, George 
C. Nill in Columbia City, Indiana. She is member of Presby- 
terian Church. Children: i. Stephen D., b. 4 Sept., 1867, at 
Toledo, O. 2. Samuel E., b. 5 Aug., 1869, at Fort Wayne, Ind. 
3. Ruth M., b. 26 Sept., 1873, in Toledo, O. 



466 A (466) 

Joseph Kinney {son of Mason Kinney and wife Elizabeth^ Slo- 
cum, born 14 June, i8i2, died 8 August, iSqo, daughter of Isaac,' 
Jonathan,'^ Joseph,^' Giles,* Samuel,^ Giles,- Anthony,^) was born 16 
December, 1845, on a farm in Thompson Township, Seneca County, 
Ohio, and was reared from the age of near two years near Bellevue, 
Sandusky Co., Ohio. Was married at Clyde 24 March, 1875, by 
Rev. J. W. White, Congregationalist, to Beulah Eliza, daughter of 
Jeremiah and Mary Temperance (Bunnell) Terry. They settled 
on a farm near Bellevue, Ohio, and there he died in 1881 ( ?) of Pul- 
monary Tuberculosis. Was buried there. Mrs. Kinney resides 
(1907) in Clyde, Ohio. Children: 

i. Ruth O. Kinney, b. 4 Nov., 1877. She entered the City Hospital, 
Cincinnati, Training School for Nurses, and was there graduated 
14 April, 1903. She remained here until offered the position of 
Night Superintendent of the City Hospital, Springfield, Ohio. 
In the late winter of 1906 she engaged in a hospital for conta- 
gious diseases, Brooklyn, New York, and after a few months 
engaged in private nursing in this city. A strong woman, 
weight 175 pounds. 

ii. Mary Elizabeth, b. i Dec, 1880. She is employed (1907) in 
the Clyde, Ohio, Telephone Exchange, in Long Distance work. 
Unlike her sister, she is frail, weight 93 pounds. The writer is 
indebted to her, and to her aunt Mary Kinney, for this report. 



468 (468) 

Abel Patrick- Slocum {Isaac,' Jonathan,'^ Joseph,^ Giles,* 
Samuel,^ Giles,- Anthony,'^) born 18 December, 1817, in Tunkhan- 
nock, Pa. ; was reared from the age of six years on a farm near 

(23) 



338 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

Bellevue, Huron County, Ohio. He went 28 September, 1839, to 
a farm in Lima Township, Rock County, Wisconsin. This farm he 
paid for at the time of purchase, the payment leaving him only five 
cents in money. He returned to Bellevue in time to marry I October, 
1840, Mary C. Haskins, who was born 3 October, 18 17, at Danville, 
New York, daughter of Tisdale and Elizabeth (Arnold) Haskins. 
They moved to the Wisconsin farm and there remained with Post- 
office at Whitewater. Their golden wedding anniversary was duly 
celebrated. They died, he suddenly 24 March, 1896, of 'Apoplexy;' 
she 3 May, 1897, of Taralysis.' 

468A 468 

Marion Abel® Slocum {Abel P.,^ etc., as above) was born 15 
February, 1847, on a farm in Lima Tp., Rock Co., Wis,, and was 
there reared. He there married 17 September, 1868, Rebecca Marian 
Webb, who was there born 28 February, 1848. They remained 
there on a farm until the spring of 1883, then moved to Dakota 
Territory and settled on United States land not then surveyed. They 
yet reside in the same vicinity, now Belle Township, named in honor 
of their daughter Isabella. Postoffice, Ipswich, Edmunds County, 
South Dakota. Children: 

i. Ella C, born 28 February, 1871; died 24 February, 1872. 
ii. Minerva Agnes, born 13 March, 1873; died 3 April, 1875. 
iii. Isabella Rebecca, born 17 June, 1875. Resides with parents, 
iv. Marion Abel, twin, born 27 January, 1890, in Belle Tp., Ed- 
munds County, South Dakota. 
V. Gladys Webb, twin, born 27 January, 1890, in Belle Tp., Edmunds 
County, South Dakota. 



468B 468 

Ella C.^ Slocum {Abel P.,^ etc., as above,) born 16 September, 
1849; married 16 September, 1868, Charles Euberto Potter, born 21 
March, 1847, at Berlin, New York. They resided several years at 
West Hallock, Illinois, then returned to Whitewater, Wisconsin. 
She now (1906) owns the homestead farm, and is proud of the 
United States Patent for it, signed by President Zachary Taylor, now 
in her possession. Children: 

1. Flora Belle Potter, b. 23 May, 1872. She was educated, and 
graduated, at the Wisconsin State Normal School, Whitewater, 
and at the Pratt Institute, New York. For several years she has 



II. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 339 

been teaching in the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Public Schools — 
is Supervisor of Drawing. Is member of the Presbyterian 
Church. 
Grace Rose, b. 12 Nov., 1873. Was educated in the Public 
Schools, including The Wisconsin State Normal School. In 1906 
a teacher in the Whitewater, Wis. Public Schools. 



468C 468 

Dr. Frank Leroy'' Slocum {Abel P./ etc., as in 468,) was born 
18 April, 1856, on a farm in Lima Township, Rock County, Wis- 
consin. His early education was received in the Public Schools there 
and in the Fort Atkinson High School where he was graduated. 
Entering the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, he was there grad- 
uated with the degree of Ph.G. early in 1881. He then went 
to the University of Strassburg, Germany, and in due time was 
there graduated Ph.D. He was married at Fort Atkinson 17 
October, 1883, to Francelia Hanna Proctor, born here 22 February, 
1864, daughter of Thomas Tilden and Laura Stephens (Davis) 
Proctor, formerly of Windham, New Hampshire, and she of Bangor, 
Maine. 

Doctor Slocum settled in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, where they yet 
(1907) reside. His profession has been of chemistry and manufac- 
turing; at present particularly of Chemical Engineering and Mining 
Operations. He is member of the Chemical Society of England, 
F. C. S., and the Geneva Chemical Society. In 1907 he is employed 
at a Mexican mine. Children : 

i. Dorothy Francelia, b. 16 Feb., 1887. Was educated in Pittsburg 
Preparatory School, St. Mary's, Raleigh, N. C.,. and Cunston Hall. 
Washington, D. C. 

ii. Morris Abel, b. 30 Dec, 1889. At Shady Side Academy, Pitts- 
burg, preparing for Cornell University. 



470 A (470) 

Sara Lockey" Slocum {Jonathan /./ Joseph,'' Jonathan,^ 
Joseph,^ Giles,* Samuel,^ Giles,- Anthony,'^) was born 8 May, 1842, 
at Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Was married 27 January, 1869, to John 
Beresford Love, a tea merchant in Philadelphia, where she now 
(1906) resides (3446 Chestnut St). He died 3 June, 1900. Child: 

i. John Beresford Love, b. 26 Oct., 1869; m. ist Jennie Longhead 18 
June, 1889, in Philadelphia. She died 9 April, 1893. He mar. 



340 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

2nd, 17 June, 1894, Emma Hollis Longhead, sister of his first 
wife. He is (1906) member of the Oriental Display Co., rafrs. 
of glass signs, lamps, etc., New York and Chicago. Residence, 
Brooklyn, New York City. Children: 1. John Beresford, 4th, 
b. 13 Dec, 1890, in Philadelphia. 2. Marjorie Le Clerc, b. 3 
March, 1896. 



470B (470) 

Edward Le Clerc** Slocum {Jonathan 7./ Joseph,' Jonathan,^ 
Joseph,^ Giles* Samuel,^ Giles,- Anthony/) was born 19 August, 
1853, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He was educated there and at Anda- 
lusia. He went to Philadelphia where he was of the firm of E. Le 
Clerc Slocum Sc Co., publishers of the Philadelphia Journal. He 
was married there 15 June, 1886, to Emily Risbrow Carpenter, born 
I Januar}', i860, daughter of Francis and Mary (Risbrow) Carpen- 
ter, of an old Philadelphia family. He died in this city of pneumonia, 
19 February, 1906. Was buried in Wilkes-Barre. Children: 

i. A Sox, b. II Dec, 1887, in Chicago; died there unnamed. Was 

buried in St. Peter's Churchyard, Philadelphia, 
ii. Elizabeth Le Clerc, b. 5 November, 1889, in Chicago, 
iii. Frances, b. rbout the year 1896, in Philadelphia. 



473 (473) 

Bexjamix Fraxklix^ Slocum (Jonathan/ Jonathan,'^ Joseph,^ 
Giles,* Samuel,^ Giles, - Anthony,^) born about 1807, Wilkes-Barre, 
Pennsylvania. Married Rhoda Bates, who died in Havana, Schuj- 
ler Co., N. Y., December, 1879. He Avas a blacksmith, died 15 
February, 1886, in Havana. He here joined the Methodist Episco- 
pal Church about the year 1846, and bore the reputation of a con- 
sistent Christian. He was a man of remarkably even, gentle and 
amiable disposition, and his death is much regretted by all who knew 
him. Children, in addition to those given in Volume I, P. 363: 

i. Thomas, died at the age of 3 or 4 years, from a scald. 

ii. iii. Twin's, unnamed, died soon after birth. 

iv. Tru.xton, b. 1835; d. 1901. See Volume I. p. 363. 

473A. ix. Mortimer W., b. 11 May, 1845; died 7 February, 1887. 

473B. xi. Benjamin Laton, born 1849 ; m. Sara A. Brown. 



473A 473 
Dr. Mortimer "Wilsox" Slocum (Benjamin F./ Jonathan,'^ 
Jonathan,^' Joseph,^ Giles,* Samuel.^ Giles.- Anthony/) was born 



AN'D THEIR ALLIANCES 341 

II May, 1845, in Dundee. Yates Counn-, New York, and was mo5tl\- 
reared in the village of Havana, Schuyler County. He enlisted 15 
August, 1862. against the Southern Rebellion and was mustered into 
the 141st Regiment, N. Y. Volunteer Infantn-. He ser\-ed for a 
time in the 20th Army Corps, under Major-General Henry "SVarner 
Slocum (sketch 524 of this book), and in the Army of the Potocnac, 
and in 1863 was with those transferred to the Soutlrwest, under 
General Hooker. He was in the campaign from Chattanooga to 
Atlanta, and in the Mardi to the Sea, and to Washington. Was 
mustered out of service with the Army in June, 1865. Returning 
home, he read medicine in the office of Dr. Franklin Tompkins, at 
Havana. He was "too poor," he writes, "to complete my medical 
studies, so for three years I practiced dentistry in Michigan, then 
went to Iowa and was in drug business for eight years, all of the 
time studying and practicing medicine." In 1880 (?) he registered 
as a student in the Hahneman Medical College, Chicago, and was 
there graduated. He opened an office in Buchanan. Berrien Count}", 
Michigan, and soon made many friends. In 1884 he attended a 
special course in the Chicago Surgical Institute and. returning to 
Buchanan, he established a large and lucrative practice. He became 
member of the G.A.R.. I.O.O.F.. AO.U.W.. and K. of L. 
-Also received appointment as U. S. Examiner for Pensions. In the 
\\-inter of 1886-7 he became affected in his nervous s\"Stem, %\-hich 
produced paralysis. His condition gradually improved, and he went 
to Chicago to be treated, and to visit, before going to Tennessee for 
the remaining winter. After being in Chicago a fe^v da^'s he died 
suddenly, in the presence of his daughter, Ada, the morning of 7 
Februan,-, 1887. ^vhen in the act of stepping aboard a street car. 
His body was buried at Buchanan. Mich., where his death was re- 
gretted as a public loss. He was married 12 November. 1868, in 
Belle%-ue. Mich., to MarA- Keeler. born 27 July, 1849, at Mile 
Center. New York daughter of William N. and Eliza A. (Brown) 
Keeler. She resides. 1907. in Buchanan, Michigan. Children: 

i. -Ada. born 20 Januan.-. 1875; m. 14 June, 1899, to Charles A. 
Montague. M. D.. Univ. of Mich, 1898. They settled in Charle- 
voix, Mich, 
ii. .AucE, bom 13 November, 1876, Buchanan. Mich, 
iii. Agn'ES, b. 16 July. 1885. Was member of the Presbyterian Church 
from the age of ri years. She mar. 10 June. 1906. J. O. Butler, 
D.D.S., Univ. of Mich., 1902. She died 28 June, 1907. in 



342 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

Buchanan, Mich., where she was born. Was buried there with 
her son, b. 20 June, 1907, in her arms, who preceded her in 
death but a few hours. She was widely and favorably known; 
and her death was deeply lamented. 



473B 473 

Benjamin Laton^ Slocum {Benjamin F.,^ Jonathan,'' Jona- 
than,^ Joseph;' Giles^ Samuel,^ Giles/ Anthony/) was born in the 
year 1849, in Dundee, Yates County, New York. He married Sara 
A. Brown. They reside (1906) in Los Angeles, California. Child: 

i. Ev.\ May, b. 11 Jan., 1871, in Havana, N. Y. ; mar. in 1890, R 



F Roys, of Russellviile, Pope County, Arkansas, where they 

reside {1906) with children: i. Marco B. 2. Francis. 3. 
Paddock. 4. Allen. 5. Eva Lucille. 



477 (477) 

Benjamin^ Slocum {Smith,' Benjamin,'^ Benjamin/ Giles/ Sam- 
uel/ Giles/ Anthony/) was born 22 February, 1820, on a farm in 
Macedon Tp., Wayne Co., New York. Married Katherine Prit- 
chard, lived and died near there; dates and particulars not reported. 
Children : 

i. William Leonard, m. Frances Boyd and had child Ada. He 

lived at Sodus, N. Y., in 1906. 
ii. Smith Elisha, m. Emma Foster 3 May, 1885. Address, Ontario, 

N. Y., in 1906. Children: i. Leon, b. 13 Nov., 1887. 2. Elmer, 

b. 22 May, 1891. 3. Ethel, b. 5 June, 1901. 

iii. Anna Eaton, m. Burlingham. Ad., Niagara Falls, N. Y. 

iv. Reuben Douglas, salesman, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1906. 
V. Benjamin Franklin, died June, 1902. No particulars. 
vi. Caroline E., m. 28 Nov., 1883, Charles F. Hall, of Macedon, 

N. Y. They dwelt there until 1900, then moved to Walworth, 

N. Y. Children: i. Clara Anna, b. 29 Oct., 1885; died 3 

July, 1900. 2. Joseph Arthur, b. 16 Sept., 1893. 3. Rea Prit- 

chard, b. 14 Jan., 1899. 
vii. Daniel, b. 2 Apr., 1865. Address, 1906, Ontario, N. Y. 
viii. James Edward, m. 17 Nov., 1897, Jessie May Stryker, of Palmyra, 

N. Y., where they 1906 remain. A carpenter. No children, 
ix. Amy, b. 16 Aug., 1869, at Ontario Center, N. Y.; m. 30 Sept., 

1895, at Rochester, Joseph Henry Nauss, born here 25 Dec, 1872. 

He is a groceryman at Oneida, N. Y., 1906. Child: Margaret, 

b. 16 July, 1896. 




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479A (479) 

Stillman Wright" Slocum {Reuben,^ Joseph/ Ehazer^ John,^ 
Eleazer,^ Eleazer? Giles/ Anthony,^) born 6 June, 1819, at North- 
ville, New York. Was married 22 April, 1842, to Frances Smith ( ?), 
of Onondaga County, N. Y. A few years after this marriage he 
went westward to the Pacific Slope (?) and no further report has 
been received of him. Children, perhaps not born in the order here 
given, viz. : 

i. Edward W. ; resided at Scott, N. Y., in 1893. 

ii. Letitia, m. Bedell. At Scott, N. Y., in 1893. 

iii. Mary, m. Maxon. At Seneca Falls, N. Y., in 1893. 



481 (481) 

Caleb Wright*^ Slocum {Joseph,' Eleazer,'^ John/' Eleazer* 
Eleazer,^ Giles,- Anthony/) was born 22 October, 1 797, near the 
present Village of Northville, Fulton County, New York. Was 
there married 26 November, 1818, to Elizabeth Bass, born there 25 
November, 1798. The following is in addition to sketch 481 in 
Volume I. 

He joined the Light Infantry Military Company of his County, 
then Montgomery, in 1818; was soon appointed Ensign, and pro- 
moted to Lieutenant in the 1 6th Regiment. In 1820 he was com- 
missioned Captain in the Eleventh Brigade of Infantry, 122nd. Regi- 
ment. He resigned from military service in 1821. 

He and wife died within one mile of the place of their birth — 
he 14 July, 1864, she 26 July, 1866. They were buried in Family Lot, 
Ridge Road Cemetery, but their remains, with others of the name, 
were moved i September, 1898, by the writer, to a large Family 
Lot in the new Cemetery at Northville, overlooking the region of 
their childhood, and of their very active life work. Their son, Lewis 
William B., died 5 March, 1883, of pneumonia, after less than one 
week's sickness. Was buried in the new cemetery, Northville. Un- 
married. 



482A1 (482A) 

John Augustus Burnett (Caleb H., Isaac Burnett and ivife 
Azubah^ Slocum, Joseph,'^ Eleazer,^ John,^ Eleazer,^ Eleazer,^ Giles,^ 
Anthony/) was born 3 January, 1859, i" Galway Tp., Saratoga Co., 
New York, and was reared on a farm near El Paso, Illinois. He at- 



344 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

tended the Public Schools, and became a teacher therein. In 1884 
he went to Nebraska and engaged in sale of farm implements, for 
fifteen years from 1888 for the Deering Company of Chicago. He 
moved to Denver, Colorado, in 1903, and engaged in the general 
loaning of money, in which place and business he 1907 continues. 
He studied law, was admitted to the Bar, but does not follow this 
profession. He is Republican in politics; he served two years as 
member of the Holdridge, Nebraska, City Council, and two years as 
City Clerk. Was elected in 1906 as a member of the Board of Su- 
pervisors of Denver for four years. He is an A. F. and A. M., R. A., 
K. T., and Shriner; also a member of the Baptist Church. 

He married Emma Love in 1887, in Albion, Iowa. She died in 
1888, without child. He married second 10 October, 1895, Sophia 
W. Campbel, They have no children. 

His father, Caleb Humphrey Burnett, lives with him. His mother, 
Caroline (Wilkle) Burnett, died in 1903. Of their other children, 
William I. died in October, 1906; Arthur Henry resides In Omaha, 
Nebr. 



482B (482B) 

Dr. John Riley^ horn 30 September, 18 18, in New York City, was 
the son of George Riley, a soldier in the War of 18 12, and his 
wife, Elizabeth Rhodes. The father died in 1824, soon after which 
bereavement John wx-nt to that part of Montgomery County, N. Y., 
which was organized a few years later as Fulton County. Here he 
worked on a farm summers and attended the Public Schools several 
winters, then taught school several terms. He took up the study of 
medicine, then attended the Castleton Medical College, Vermont, 
and was there graduated M. D. In 1843. Opening office soon there- 
after in Edinburg, Saratoga Co., N. Y., his practice extended into 
Fulton County. Here, near Northville, 28 September, 1843, he 
married Abigail Elizabeth" Slocum (Caleb W.,^ 481, Joseph,^ Elea- 
zer,® John,^ Eleazer,* Eleazer,^ Giles,- Anthony,^) who was born 17 
July, 1822. She died 17 December, 1843. He married second 24 De- 
ceimber, 1844, Abigail Burnett, born 17 December, 1825, cousin of his 
first wife, daughter of Isaac Burnet and wife, Azubah^ Slocum 
(Joseph," etc., as above). They moved to Illinois in 1846, stopping 
In Knox County, and in 1849 moved into Henry County, near And- 
over. He met Avith good success In his profession, but Inducements 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 345 

led him to Spring Hill, Whiteside County, Illinois, and he moved 
thither in 1853, as a pioneer settler and physician, and by his medical 
knowledge and skill in its practice, he won the confidence and esteem 
of the community. His practice became extensive and lucrative. He 
purchased land and built a good homestead. Later he engaged in 
mercantile business and was also successful in its conduct. He and 
his good wife lived to advanced ages, he dying at Spring Hill 17 
June, 1903, she 12 January, 1907. Their bodies rest in Sharon Ceme- 
tery. She was member of the Methodist Episcopal Church sixty- 
five years. Possessing a remarkably good mind she continued inter- 
ested in the progress of events to the end of her long life. They had 
seven children, viz.: 

482B1. i. Charles Riley, b. lo Feb., 1848; m. Harriet A. Dickinson. 

482B2. ii. John Riley, b. ; m. Mary Jane Powers. 

482B3. iii. William Riley, b. 25 Dec, 1853; m. 

482B4. iv. George W. Riley, b. 27 Oct., 1856; m. Dora Calder. 

482B5. V. Bruce Riley, b. 28 April, 1859; m. Amy B. Draper. 

482B6. vi. Henry C. Riley, b. 21 June, 1861; m. 

482B7.vii. Lincoln Riley, b. ; m. Martina Guthrie. 



482B1 482B 

Judge Charles Riley {John, George, etc., as above) was born 
10 February, 1848, at Henderson, Illinois. Was married in White- 
side Co., 111., 6 April, 1873, to Harriet A. Dickinson, born i No- 
vexnber, 1851, in Rochester, New York, daughter of John F. and 
Helen (Ferguson) Dickinson. He early manifested great interest 
in educational affairs and in 1881 was reported as Superintendent 
of Public Schools of Geneseo, Henry County, III. He studied law, was 
admitted to the Bar, and established a good legal practice in Albion, 
Boone County, Nebraska, where he yet (1907) resides. He is there 
serving his third term as a very efficient County Judge, a very ex- 
acting office under the law. He cannot have a deputy, is liable to 
call at any hour of day or night for marriage license, criminal war- 
rant, writ of injunction, replevin, attachment, etc., etc. Children: 

i. Helen Abigail Riley, born 25 Aug., 1875, in Geneseo, III. She 
was mar. 7 Sept., 1898, to Carson C. Goodrich, b. 26 Feb., 1868, 
in Burnt Prairie, White Co., 111. They reside 1907 at Cedar 
Rapids, Nebraska, where he is Cashier of The S. S. Hadley 
Banking Company. No children. 

ii. Charles B. Riley, born 14 Dec, 1877, in Geneseo, 111. He en- 
listed in the 22nd Regt., U. S. Army, u June, 1898, at Fort 



346 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

Crook, near Omaha, Nebr., and served two years and a half 
in the Philippine Islands. His term of enlistment expiring he 
enlisted in the 32nd Coast Artillery, in August, 1901, serving 
more than one year of this term in Alaska. At the expiration 
of this term he enlisted the third time, 4 Nov., 1904, in the 
nth Regt., Cavalry. From this Regiment he was soon trans- 
ferred to Co. L, 30th Regt., Infantry, in which he is yet (1906) 
serving. 



482B2 482B 
Dr. John Riley {John, George, etc., as above) was born in Illi- 
nois. He studied medicine, and was graduated M. D. at the Iowa 
State University, Class of 1880. He opened office in Exira, Audo- 
bon County, Iowa, and established a large and lucrative practice. He 
was married 20 August, 1880, to Mary Jane Powers, of Toledo, 
Ohio. Children: 

i. Ethel Mary Riley, born 22 March, 1882, in Exira, la. She was 
educated in the Public Schools and in St. Katherin school in 
Davenport, la. Is now assistant teacher at Kemper Hall; Ke- 
nosha, Wis. 

ii. John C. Riley, born i May, 1884. He was graduated at the 
Optical and Horological School, Winona, Minn. He is now 
(1906) established in this business, and jewelry, in Winnebago, 
Minn. Was married 2 March, 1908, to Florence Euretta, daugh- 
ter of Philip Biesanz, of Winona. 



482B3 482B 

William Riley {John, George, etc.) was born 25 December, 

1853, i" Portland, Illinois. He early inclined to the study of lasw. 

Was admitted to the Bar, and established himself in the practice 

at Reinbeck, Grundy County, Iowa, previous to 1881. He died in 

this place 19 March, 1888, of pneumonia, after a brief illness. He 

was the leading attorney there ; at the same time served as Principal 

of the Public Schools, President of the School Board, and City Clerk. 

"He left his impress on the students as few men do, revealing to them 

their own latent and undeveloped powers. His mental energy far 

exceeded his physical ability." He married Elosia Ellen Sheets, 

daughter of George W. and Debora (Maholm) Sheets. She was 

born 14 September, 1858, and died 10 February, 1901. Children: 

i. Merlin Riley, b. 24 June, 1884; d. 21 Nov., 1887, Reinbeck. 

ii. WiLLiFRED Riley, b. i Nov., 1888, Belle Plaine, Iowa. She is 

now (1906) attending school in Madison, Wisconsin, and is 

a very promising student. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 347 

482B4 482B 
George Washington Riley, son of Dr. John Riley and wife 
Abigail Burnet, daughter of Azubah^ Slocum, was born 27 October, 
1856, at Prophetstown, Whiteside County, Illinois. In 1 88 1 he 
was reported as a farmer in Seward County, Nebraska. He was a 
student in the Law Department of the University of Iowa; was ad- 
mitted to the Bar in Boone Co., Nebr., in 1884. The 19 April, 

1886, in Antelope Co., Nebr., he married Dora Calder, born , 

1863, in Minnesota, daughter of Benjamin and Jane Calder, who 
were among the early settlers at Marietta, Ohio, and descendant of 
the Osborne family, prominent in the Revolutionary War. He prac- 
ticed his profession in Wayne, Nebr., until 1899 (?), then moved 
to Culdesac, Nez Perce County, Idaho, and entered upon general 
merchandizing. Children: 

i. Edna Matilda Riley, born Jan., 1891, in Wayne, Nebr. She is 
now (1906) attending the Idaho State Normal College, Lewis- 
ton, 
ii. Ruth Riley, born August, 1893, in Wayne, Nebraska, 
iii. Florence Gladys Riley, b. in Wayne, Nebr., December, 1894. 



482B5 482B 

Dr. Bruce Riley, son of Dr. John Riley and wife Abigail Bur- 
net, daughter of Azubah^ Slocum, as above, was born 28 April, 1859. 
He inclined to study and mastered the courses in the Public Schools. 
He fitted himself for teaching school, and followed this avocation 
in Illinois and Nebraska. He began the study ^f medicine, entered 
this Department of the University of Iowa, and was there graduated 
M. D. in the Class of 1887. He then entered upon the successful 
practice of this profession in Wisner, Nebraska. After two years 
failing health necessitated a change, and he traveled through the 
mountains of Idaho and Washington; and in 1891 settled in Gold- 
field, Wright County, Iowa, where he established a thriving business 
in shoes and groceries. Dr. Riley is a man of intellectual capacity 
above the average, calm of judgment and keen of insight in business 
affairs. He loves to read and, being a man of sterling Christian 
character, the Bible receives a good share of his attention. Like 
his father, he is a stanch prohibitionist, not only of strong drinks but 
of tobacco as well. He was married 30 September, 1896, to Amy B. 
Draper, born 11 January, 1872, in Fremont Township, Buchanan 



348 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

County, Iowa, daughter of C C and Elizabeth (Pren- 
tiss) Draper. She was graduated at the Iowa State Normal School 
in 1896; is an accomplished writer, and contributed materially to the 
reports of the Riley family. They have no children. 



482B6 482B 

Henry Clay Riley (Dr. John Riley and Abigail Burnet, daugh- 
ter of Azubah^ Slocum Burnet) was born 21 June, 1861, at Spring 
Hill, Illinois. Like the other members of the family, he inclined to 
education and, after preparation, past some years in teaching in Illi- 
nois and Nebraska. He was married 8 April, 1886, to Matilda Mary 
Peterson, born 12 July, 1865, at Clearwater, Antelope County, Ne- 
braska. She is eldest daughter of Laurence and Hedwig Peterson ; 
was born in New York soon after their arrival from Germany. 

Henry returned to the parental home farm at Spring Hill, 
Illinois, and remained with his parents in their declining years. 
He, like his brothers, is a man of sterling characteristics, and un- 
yielding principles; is a member of the Evangelical Church, a 
thorough prohibitionist of the great evils of the times, and is rearing 
an excellent family of children, viz.: 

i. Dora Ethel Riley, b. 23 Feb., 1887, Clearwater, Nebr. Was 
teaching school in Whiteside Co., 111., in 1907. 

ii. Mabel Riley, born 5 December, 1889. Was teaching in Henry 
Co., 111., in 1907. 

iii. Martha Riley, born 5 February, 1892, Spring Hill. Attending 
Geneseo Collegiate Institute in 1907. 

iv. Goldie Riley, born 18 March, 1896, Spring Hill. 

V. Annie Riley,' born 15 July, 1898, at Spring Hill. 

vi. Forrest Clay Riley, b. 11 December, 1900, Spring Hill. 



482B7 482B 

Dr. Lincoln Riley (son of Dr. John Riley and wife Abigail 
Burnet, daughter of Isaac Burnet and wife Azubah^ Slocum, Joseph,' 
Eleazer,® John,"' Eleazer,* Eleazer,^ Giles,- Anthony,^ was born at 
Spring Hill, Whiteside County, Illinois, the seventh brother and 
youngest of this noteworthy family. Inspired by the success of his 
brothers in addition to that of his father, he applied himself to his 
studies with commendable spirit. He chose the practice of medicine 
as his life work, and in due time entered the Medical Department 
of the University of Iowa, where he was graduated M. D. in the 






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Class of 1888, having previously married, 26 August, 1886, Martina 
Guthrie who was born 9 Maj', 1870. In October, 1888, he entered 
into partnership with his brother. Dr. Bruce Riley, at Wisner, Ne- 
braska, succeeded him ^yhen he retired the next year, and has since 
continued to occupy this field of work. He is an enthusiastic student 
of the science and art of medicine and surgery, and possesses 
the faculty of readily applying his knowledge to the relief of his 
patients, literally enjoying a large practice. Like all well-informed 
physicians, he has been a student in history and the natural sciences 
and an observer as well. He has served Cuming County four years 
as Coroner, and the Village of Wisner several years as member of 
the Board of Education, being at present (1906) its moderator. Their 
children are as follows, viz. : 

i. Charles Lewis Riley, born 21 May, 1888. He was graduated 

at the Wisner High School in May, 1906. 
ii. Ivy Riley, b. 15 Sept., 1890. Is now in High School, 
iii. WiLBER Kirk Riley, b. 21 Sept., 1892. In High School. 



482C (482C) 

AzuBAH Minerva® Burnett {Isaac Burnett and Azubah^ Slo- 
cum, Joseph,' Eleazer,^ John,^ Eleazer,*^ Eleazer,^ Giles, ^ Anthony,^) 
was born 14 September, 1829, near the present Village of Northville, 
Fulton County, New York. She was there married 20 May, 1852, 
to Rev. William "Whitney Davenport, born 3 June, 1820, in the ad- 
joining Township of Edinburg, Saratoga County. She inherited 
from her mother, a saintly woman, good qualities of mind and heart. 
She made the best use of her educational advantages in the Public 
Schools, and attended the State Normal School at Albany. She also 
had experience as a teacher, all of which, with her good judgment, 
made her a valuable helpmate. 

Mr. Davenport, like this wife, was of sterling English blood, son 
of Thomas and his wife. Miss Higley, who moved from Colerain, 
Massachusetts, or Vermont, and were pioneer settlers near the Fulton- 
Saratoga line. His New England lineage is not before the writer. 
William W. first married Abigail Noyes, and moved to Tracy Creek, 
Broome Countj^ New York. To them were born six children, only 
two of whom survived infancy, viz. : Delos Thomas Davenport, 
now, 1907, of Los Angeles, California, and Sophronia Eliza Moulton, 
of Union, Broome Co., N. Y. William was a typical American 
Pioneer; ready and resourceful to clear the land and cultivate it, 



350 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

he could also readily adapt his large fund of ingenuity to the build- 
ing of a house, to the repairing of harness for his horses, or the shoes 
for his family; could mend, or even make any farm implement, run 
a sawing mill, graft fruit trees, extract teeth for his neighbors, and 
so on through and for all of the varied pioneer wants and lack of 
supplies, or money for their purchase. As was then often the case, 
he became possessed of a copy of Materia Medica and Faintly Physi- 
cian, and the numbered compounds of herbs, prepared by Samuel 
Thomson, the originator of the ' Thomsonian System of Medicine,' 
which was some years later succeeded by 'Electicism.' His active 
spirit could not rest here. He became a Pillar of 'The Reformed 
Methodist Church.' He would preach and continue his manual la- 
bor during the week. He was for some time a Visiting Elder, an 
office similar to that of Presiding Elder in the M. E. Church at 
present. He was once, or more. Chairman of the Annual Conference 
of The Reformed Methodist Church, and leader in the Ordaining 
of new ministers. 

In all of the labor necessary for the sustenance of thelmselves and 
children during these years, and in the labor of service for the spiritual 
betterment of their neighbors near and far, he found ready and ma- 
terial help in his wife, Azubah. She was the principal factor in the 
rearing and education of their children, and she yet ( 1907) survives at 
Union, New York, to bless them with her presence and counsels. 
They passed the winter of 1891 in Paris, France, with their son, Dr. 
Isaac B. Davenport. 

William W. Davenport died at Union, 20 March, 1899, of general 
decline consequent upon years of hard labor and age. Their children 
are: 

482C1. i. Isaac B. Davenport, m. Josephine V. Coutin. 

ii. Idalette Azubah Davenport, b. Sept., 1856; m. James E. Davis. 

They reside at Sidney, N. Y., where he is a hardware merchant. 

No children, 
iii. Ella Davenport, b. 7 July, 1859; d. 22 Dec, 1859. 
iv. Levi Caleb Davenport, b. 12 June, 1862; m. 23 Feb., 1887, 

Eunice B. Johnson. They reside in Binghampton, N. Y., where 

he is a coal merchant. Children: i. Alene, b. 29 Oct., 189+. 

2. Clyde Arthur, b. 18 April, 1898. 
v. Nancy Helen Davenport, b. 17 April, 1865; m. 23 Oct., 1884, 

Jasper H. Castleman. They reside with her mother at Union, 

N. Y., but 1906 she is visiting her brothers in Europe. A child, 

Letha Davenport, was b. 18 Dec, 1892. 




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vi. William Slocum Davenport, b. 5 Apr., 1868. He took up the 
study of dentistry, and was graduated D. D. S. at The University 
of Pennsylvania, in class of 1890; is practicing this profession 
with his brother, Dr. Isaac B., in Paris. He mar. 10 Jan., 1895, 
Noneta Saunders, in London, Eng. Children: i. William 
Slocum, b. 6 Dec, 1897. 2. Norma Saunders, b. 9 Feb., 1901. 

vii. Kirk Addison Davenport, b. 18 Nov., 1869. He, also, studied 
dentistry; was graduated D. D. S. at the University of Penn- 
sylvania, Class of 1890; and in 1891 received the degree of 
Master of Dental Surgery (M. D. S.) from The New York 
State Dental Society. He visited Europe and returned to Har- 
vard Univ. (where he had previously past a year) and there 
received the degree of D. M. D. He was mar. 15 Aug., 1900, 
to Lou Belle Mercereau, of Union, N. Y., dau. of Cornelius 
Mercereau. He is 1907 practicing his profession in London, 
Eng. Has recently been elected President of the American 
Dental Society of Europe. Children: i. Kenneth Mercereau, b. 
4 June, 1901. 2. Dorothy Lou, b. 9 May, 1905; both in 
London. 



482C1 482C 

Dr. Isaac Burnett^" Davenport {son of William W. Daven- 
port and wife Azubah M. Burnett, daughter of Isaac Burnett and 
wife Azubah^ Slocum, Joseph,'' Eleazer,^ John^ Eleazer,* Eleazer,^ 
Giles,- Anthony,'^) was born 12 May, 1854, at Tracy Creek, Vestal 
Township, Broome County, New York, and was reared on the farm 
where born. The short terms of Public School were valuably supple- 
mented by his mother's experience and aid. He also attended the 
Normal Class in the Binghamton, New York, High School, which 
enabled him to obtain license to teach; and he taught one term of 
four months when nineteen years of age. This was a great event in 
his life, including the twenty-five dollars a month pay. It was in a 
country district, a very severe winter, with much snow even to four 
feet in depth — and he 'boarded around,' spending a week or two 
with each family according to the number of children sent, not shun- 
ning the untidy. 

The following autumn, 1874, he entered the dental office of Dr. 
A. F. Davenport, his father's cousin, at North Adams, Massachusetts. 
At the same time he began courses of reading under the direction of 
physicians George Lawrence, of North Adams, and Samuel Duncan 
of Williamstofwn. P'eeling the need of a knowledge of Latin, he 
made arrangements with Frank Sprague, then a pupil in the High 



352 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

School, for an exchange of services, he to attend to Sprague's teeth 
and receive as payment Sprague's tutorage in Latin. This kind of 
management in young people indicates a spirit of commendable thrift, 
and later success. This Frank Sprague has become a great Patron of 
Industry; the Inventor of the Sprague Traction System, and builder 
of the first electric trolley railway, etc. Continuing his dental studies, 
our subject past the examination of the Board of Censors of The 
Dental Society of the State of New York in 1887, and received the 
degree of Master of Dental Surgery (M. D. S.). 

Also continuing his studies in medicine at The College of Physi- 
cians and Surgeons in New York City, Columbia University, he was 
there graduated Medical Doctor (M. D.), Class of 1879. This 
summer was past in the hospitals and dispensaries of New York as 
assistant, and he began to specialize on the eye and ear to make such 
practice his life work. But here necessity became the mentor, and 
changed his course along the lines of easier, and probably surer and 
greater success. His funds were exhausted and he 'was forced' to 
give up New York; and decision to return to dentistry was made. 

He returned to Williamstown, Mass., where as a student he had 
done some work and was somewhat acquainted ; and here his success 
began. His acquaintance extended; he became Member of the Medi- 
cal Society of Northern Berkshire ; of The American Dental Asso- 
ciation ; of The Connecticut Valley Dental Society, and soon one of 
its officers. He read papers before these societies, including a paper 
in 1 88 1 before The American Dental Association on A Study of the 
Etiology of Chemical Abrasion of the Cutting Edges of the Front 
Teeth. 

Some extensive dental work done for a summer visitor to Williams- 
town from New York, attracted the favorable attention of a New York 
dentist, and it resulted in Dr. Davenport going to Paris in 1883. 
Here he has built up one of the largest dental practices of Europe. 
It has also enabled 'him to render most efficient aid in establishing 
his brothers. Doctors William S. and Kirk A. Davenport, in the dental 
profession in Paris and London. He was in partnership with Drs. 
Bogue, Moffatt, Cook, and Daboll, the first few years of his practice 
in Paris, but has been in independent office since 1887, at the promi- 
nent 30 Avenue de I'Opera. 

Doctor Davenport's contributions to dental science have been ma- 
terial. The most important of the many papers presented to the 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 353 

profession by reading before societies, and publication, are ' The Sig- 
nificance of the Natural Form and Arrangement of Dental Arches of 
Man,' in 1887; and in 1892 a continuation of this subject at the 
Heidelberg meeting of The American Dental Society of Europe. These 
papers had an important influence in discontinuing the pernicious prac- 
tice of filing and extracting of teeth, particularly against extraction of 
the first permanent molars. Their influence was also prominent in es- 
tablishing all dental operations upon a scientific basis; even to the 
originating of orthodontia. 

Doctor Davenport has been honored by societies of his profession: 
Is Honorary Member of The Odontological Society of New York; 
Associate Member of The Institute of Stomatology of New York; 
Associate Fellow of The American Academy of Dental Science, of 
Boston; Member of The National Dental Association of The U. S. 
A. ; Member of the Societe de Stomatologie de Paris (composed of 
medical men) ; Member of The American Dental Society of Europe. 
He has held official positions in this society, but declined the presi- 
dency after his election ; Member de Societe Frangaise pour I'Avance- 
ment des Sciences; once a Member of the Committee (of three) for 
France, of the Foreign Relations Committee of the National Associa- 
tion of Dental Faculties, which position he resigned ; Member of the 
Congress of Organization of several International Dental Congresses; 
was chairman of Section of Pathology and Bacteriology of the Third 
International Dental Congress held in Paris, 1900; Member of the 
Committee of Organization of the first Congres Frangais de Stoma- 
tologie held in Paris in August, 1907. In 1898 he received from the 
reigning Prince Luitpold of Bavaria the decoration of Chevalier 
le rOrdre Royal de St. Michel de Baviere, for services rendered 
the Royal Family of Bavaria, especially after the fatal fire in Paris 
of the Bazar de la Charite. For identification of many of the 
burned victims, it was necessary for Dr. Davenport to examine 
the teeth of nearly forty; and, after rejecting a body already ac- 
cepted by the family upon supposed evidence, he was finally enabled 
to identify from his work on the teeth a head and trunk with only 
one arm attached, as the remains of the Duchesse d'Alenqon, daugh- 
ter of the King of Bavaria, sister of the late Empress of Austria, 
sister of the Queen of Naples, etc. By aid of his Record Charts 
of all his operations, he was enabled to establish the identity beyond 
all question, first to the official medical experts, second police ex- 

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354 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

perts, third to the full satisfaction of the family of the victim. 
Other mistaken identifications were thus corrected. Many ques- 
tions in jurisprudence are involved in such cases, and the identi- 
fication must be beyond question. Amoeda's noted Traite de I' Art 
Dentaire in Medicine Legale is a result of the general deep impression 
of the importance and accuracy of the methods employed in these cases. 
March i, 1907, Dr. Davenport received from the French authori- 
ties a decoration as Officier de I'Academie Frangais, which shows 
in his portrait given herewith. 

Doctor Isaac Burnett Davenport married in Paris 4 December, 
1884, Josephine Victorine Coutin, who was born 8 June, 1854, at St. 
Jorioz, Haute-Savoie, France, daughter of Michel and Louise (Chap- 
pet) Coutin. When a young lady she past two years in Rio de 
Janeiro, Brazil, in the family of her sister, the wife of Joshua Bailey, 
an American, and personal friend of Horace Greeley, William Lloyd 
Garrison, and like notables. Later she accompanied them to the 
United States; and attended school at the Convent of the Sacred 
Heart Ermost, Providence, Rhode Island. This marriage has been 
blest with children, viz.: 

i. Nellie Burnett Davenport, born 30 August, 1885, at Bois de 
Colombe, near Paris, France. 

ii. Minnie May Davenport, b. 5 May, 1887, Neuilly, Paris. 

iii. Ralph Slocum Davenport, born 12 April, 1891, at 30 Avenue 
de I'Opera, Paris. 

iv. Fred Lincoln Davenport, born 24 January, 1894, at Le Vesinet, 
Seine et Oise, France; died i6 January, 1908. His remains v^'ere 
deposited in the Vault of The American Church, Rue de Berri, 
No. 21 in which Church the funeral was held. 

The daughters are graduates of the Lycee Racine, Paris, and possess 
decided literary tastes. Nellie's poetry has already attracted very 
favorable attention, even from so great a poetess as the Comtesse 
de Noailles. Ralph is 1907 at school in the Lycee Condorcet, Paris. 
It is in the minds of the family that, after he obtains the baccalaureate, 
he be sent to the United States for a dental education, with the hope 
of his becoming his father's successor in this profession. The Doctor 
retains for himself and children American citizenship. 

Doctor Davenport's 'hobbies' he writes, are bacteriology and 
histology. He has followed complete courses of the former in both 
the Ecole de Medicine, and the Institut Pasteur, Paris, under 
Metchnikoff and Roux, and private courses in the latter. Other 




DR. ISAAC B. DAVENPORT, WIFE AND CHILDREN 

Paris, France. From Left to Right, seated : Fred Lincoln. Mrs. Daven- 
port. Ralph Slocum. Standing: Minnie May. Dr. Davenport. 

Nellie Burnett 



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AND THEIR ALLIANCES 355 

'hobbies' are amateur photography including photo-micrography; 
gardening; and automobiling, in all of which his family can partici- 
pate. His time, however, is mostly passed in hard work and, when 
opportunity presents, at his beautiful country home embracing one 
and a half acres at Le Vesinet, twelve miles from Paris, which he 
has named le Bercail (The Sheepfold). 



482E (482E) 

Nancy Matilda Snow {daughter of Samuel Snow and wife 
Azubah^ Slocum, daughter of Joseph,'' Eleazer,^ John,^ Eleazer,^ 
Eleazer,^ Giles/ Anthony,^) was born 2 July, 1839, "ear Batchel- 
lerville, Saratoga County, New York, and was reared there on a 
farm. She completed the courses taught in the Public Schools, 
studied in the New York State Normal School, Albany, and taught 
Public School several terms in her native county. She was married 
30 January, 1867, by Rev. George C. Simmons, M, E., to Philo 
Lyon Colson, born 8 July, 1838, in Day Tp., Saratoga County, 
N. Y., son of Heman and Hanna (Vandenburg) Colson. They set- 
tled on a farm in his native township, with Postoffice West Day; and 
here she died 7 December, 1903, after many years of suffering from 
pulmonary tuberculosis, being unable to attend to her household 
for five years before her demise. Hers was a noble, womanly. Chris- 
tian character, possessed of the modest, pervading, finer qualities of 
mind and heart of her saintly mother — qualities that inspired to a 
broader, deeper regard for mankind, and to the best of aspirations. 
They had children, viz. : 

i. Mary Elizabeth Colson, born 17 Sept., 1868; mar. 19 Jan., 
1892, Frederick Mollis Johnson. They reside 1907 at Ballston 
Spa, N. Y. Children: i. Clyde Colson, b. 22 Oct., 1895, at 
Warrenham, Pa. 2. Theresa Beatrice, b. 22 July, 1897, West 
Day, N. Y. 3. Lela May, b. 21 Oct., 1898, at Ballston Spa. 

ii. Minerva Bell Colson, b. 15 Dec, 1869; d. 15 Nov., 1875. 

iii. Helen Azubah Colson, b. 28 March, 1876; mar. 6 Sept., 1897, 
Oman K. Hopkins, b. 26 Apr., 1874, Croweville, N. Y., son 
of John and Irinda (Darling). They reside 1907 at Schenec- 
tady, N. Y., where he is a tinner at the General Electric Works. 
No children. 

iv. George Washington Colson, b. 22 Dec, 1878; mar. n Dec, 
1902, Marion fone Rockwell. No children reported. 



356 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

482F (482F) 

Helen Elizabeth Snow {daughter of Samuel Snow and wife 
Azubah^ Slocum, daughter of Joseph,"' Eleazer^ John^ Eleazer,* 
Eleazer^ Giles ^ Anthony,^) was born i6 October, 1844, in Edin- 
burg Township, Saratoga County, New York. Thoughtful and pains- 
taking as a child and youth, she prepared herself for teaching, and 
followed this avocation, in spring and summer seasons, several years 
in the Public Schools of her native county, and in Broome Co., 
N. Y. She was married in her father's house 17 June, 1868 by Rev. 
Henry William Slocum 517, Methodist Episcopal, to Elmer 
Thomas Smith, a farmer, born 21 May, 1844, in Laceyville, Penn- 
sylvania, son of Thomas and Pamelia (Noyes, born in Edinburg, 
N. Y.) Smith. Their address has been Union, Broome Co., N. Y., 
from near the time of marriage. He is at present (1906) a mill 
owner at Vestal, near by. They are earnest members of the Metho- 
dist Episcopal Church. Children: 

i. Herbert Elmer Smith, born 13 August, 1869, near Tracy Creek, 
Broome' Co., New York; died there 15 January, 1870. 

il. Eva Belle Smith, born 9 Nov., 1870; d. 16 March, 1871. 

iii. Samuel Snow Smith, born 17 June, 1874, near Tracy Creek, 
N. Y. After due preparation he matriculated in the University 
of Pennsylvania, Department of Dentistry, September, 1895, and 
was there graduated D. D. S. in June, 1898. The next month 
he sailed for Europe, visited many countries there, and settled 
for the practice of his profession in London, S. W., at Grosve- 
nor House, 78 Brixton Hill. 

iv. Florence Nancy Smith, b. 29 February, 1876. Was mar. 29 
March, 1899, by her uncle, Rev. Samuel W. Snow, M. E., to 
Wilber B. June, born 2 Jan., 1869, at Port Crane, N. Y., son of 
Silas and Harriet Adelia (Bunnel) June. A shoe cutter. They 
reside at Endicott, Broome Co., N. Y. Children: i. Marian 
Ethel, b. 21 Sept., 1902. 2. Lula Bell, b. 6 Aug., 1904. 

V. Helen Ethel Smith, born 14 April, 1887, at Union, N. Y. 



483A (483) 

Julia Elizabeth^ Slocum {Humphrey,'' Joseph,' Eleazer,^ 
John,-' Eleazer,* Eleazer^ Giles,- A nthony, ^)wa:s born 23 December, 
1844, nc^i" the Village of North ville, Fulton County, New York. 
She was studious, ambitious and persisting, and early completed the 
course of study in the Public Schools. Obtaining license to teach, 
she followed this profession several years near her father's home. 




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AND THEIR ALLIANCES 357 

The 5 January, 1 871, she married James P. Lewis, who was born 
in her native township (Northampton) 14 February, 1845, son of 
Hiram and Margaret (Doig) Lewis. Soon after their marriage they 
moved to the Village of Beaver Falls, Lewis County, New York, 
where they have since resided. 

From his energy, good ideals and aspirations, Mr. Lewis made 
friends rapidly, and was soon elected to the office of Justice of the 
Peace, in which office he served several years. He soon became in- 
terested in the manufacture of wood pulp for paper, later carrying 
on the process to its completion to paper for various uses, including 
pressed plates. Improved machinery has been added from time to 
time until the product has materially improved both in quantity and 
quality. He was largely interested in building the Lowville and 
Beaver Railroad, and he was chosen its President, which office he 
now holds (1906). He was also instrumental in the organization 
of the National Pulp Board Company, composed of fifty paper manu- 
factures; and he was chosen First Vice-President, and Chairman of 
the Executive Coimmittee for six years during the existence of the 
organization. His paper manufacturing interests have multiplied 
and now exist in The J. P. Lewis Co., Lewis and Slocum, 619, Lewis, 
Slocum and Le Fevre, and The Lewis Manufacturing Company. 

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis are ardent Methodists. They were untiring 
in their efforts for the new building of the First Methodist Episco- 
pal Church at Beaver Falls. He has continued Superintendent of 
its Sunday School nearly thirty years. He w^as Delegate from the 
Northern New York Conference to the General Conference held in 
Chicago in the year 1900. For many years he has been a Trustee 
of Cazenovia Seminary. He has also been closely connected with the 
management of Thousand Island Park, St. Lawrence River; is its 
First Vice-President, and Chairman of the Executive Committee. 
Their summer home in this Park has been open to their friends, and 
it is charmingly presided over by his accomplished wife and daugh- 
ter. They have had children, viz.: 

i. Caroline Leonora Lewis, born 3 Dec, 1871 ; d. 25 April, 1872. 
ii. Grace Edna Lewis, born 20 May, 1877, at Beaver Falls, N. Y. 
She was educated in the Public Schools, and prepared for col- 
lege at Cazenovia Seminary, Cazenovia, N. Y. Entering Wel- 
« lesley College she was there graduated in June, 1902. She 

is living with her parents (1906) unmarried, 
iii. Harry Slocum Lewis, born 5 August, 1882. Was educated in the 



358 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

Public Schools, and by tutor. He is associated with his father 
in the manufacture of paper, and is also one of the firm The 
Beaver Manufacturing Co., Buflfalo, N. Y. He was married 
5 June, 1907, to Mary Pitcher, born 24 May, 1881, at Cedar 
Falls, Wisconsin, daughter of Franklin W. Pitcher and wife 
Mary F. Stevens, both born in Maine, but now residing in 
Easthampton, Mass. 



483B (483) 

Hon. Humphrey Elias^ Slocum [Humphrey,^ Joseph,'' Elea- 
zer^ John,^ EleazerJ^ Eleazer^ Giles^ Anthony,^) was born 1 1 Feb- 
ruary, 1849, near Northville, Fulton County, New York. Was 
educated in the Public Schools there, and in select school. In the 
year 1867 he went into the employ of his brother John N. Slocum, 
619, as clerk in dry goods, Niagara Falls, N. Y. In this business he 
was admitted partner after a few years, with the firm name J. N. 
Slocum and Brother. 

He was married at Niagara Falls 24 June, 1874, i" St. Peter's 
Church, Episcopal, to Frances Marion, daughter of Jeremiah and 
Christiana Binkley. 

With the desire to increase business, this dry goods firm moved 
to Geneva, Ontario Co., N. Y., in 1875. The business was here 
successful also; but, after consideration, the firm was dissolved in 
1888, and Humphrey E. removed his family to Niagara Falls. Here 
he purchased a half interest in the dry goods business of the late Hon. 
Thomas V. Welsh. This business was conducted four years with 
the firm name H. E. Slocum and Company. 

In 1892 Humphrey E. sold his interest to his partner, and retired 
from the dry goods trade. He moved to Beaver Falls, N. Y., where 
he yet (1907) resides, engaged in the manufacture of wood pulp 
paper board, under the firm name of The J. P. Lewis Company (In- 
corporated ) . 

In politics he has been a Republican and interested in the success 
of the party. Although not an active politician he was nominated 
Assemblyman (lower House of the New York State Legislature) in 
his close district, and was elected in 1903 with 822 majority. For 
this term he was appointed on the Committees of Afifairs of Villages, 
Public Lands and Forestry, and Agriculture. In 1905 he was re- 
elected by a largely increased majority, and was appointed on the 
Committees on Banks, Agriculture, Public Lands and Forestry. Mr. 




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AND THEIR ALLIANCES 359 

Slocimn is a modest man, but he has taken good care of the interests 
of his district. 

He is a Director of the Lewis County Agricultural Society, and a 
Trustee of the Beaver Falls Public Schools. Fraternally he is an 
A. F. and A. M., Lodge No. 134, Lowville, N. Y. 

Mr. and Mrs. Slocum are justly proud of their children, viz.: 

48361.1. Jeremiah Frederick, born 25 March, 1876; m. Alice F. Young, 
1904. 
ii. Harry Spencer Slocum, born 13 March, 1878, in Geneva, N. Y. 
He was educated in the Public Schools there, at Niagara Falls, 
and Beaver Falls; also attended Cazenovia Seminar^', and took 
special course in Architecture and Civil Engineering. He 
is (1906) employed as Civil Engineer by the Niagara Falls 
Power Company, and the Canadian Power Company, with resi- 
dence at Niagara Falls, N. Y. In 1907 he is in the employ of 
the Consulting Engineers, Viele, Cooper and Blackwell, at Oro- 
ville, California. Unmarried. 



483B1 483B 

Jeremiah Frederick^" Slocum {Humphrey £./ Humphrey,^ 
Joseph,' Eleazerf' John/ EleazerJ^ Eleazer,^ Giles/ Anthony/) was 
born 25 March, 1876, in Geneva, New York; was educated in the 
Public Schools there, at Niagara Falls, and Beaver Falls; in The 
Lowville Academy, and The Eastman Business College, Pough- 
keepsie. 

He was employed as clerk in The Power City Bank, Niagara Falls, 
I December, 1895. He resigned this position 15 Sept., 1899, to 
accept position of Cashier of The Buffalo (Street) Railway Com- 
pany, and Constituent Companies. In 1901 he was appointed As- 
sistant Secretary and Treasurer of this Company; and I March, 
1905, was elected Secretary and Treasurer of the International Rail- 
way Company (successor of the above named Company), with Gren- 
eral Offices at EUicott Square, Buffalo, N. Y., in which city he 
resides (1907). He was married 16 August, 1904, to Alice Fletcher 
Young, only daughter of Albert Barnes Young, of Buffalo. 

Fraternally, he became member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in 
1890, and later of The Queen City Lodge A. F. and A. M., and of 
The Transportation Club. 



360 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

484 (484) 

Joseph^ Slocum {Joseph/ EleazerJ^ John,^ Eleazer,^ Eleazer? 
Giles,- Anthony/) was born 14 July, 1814, near the present North- 
ville, Fulton County, New York, and was there reared on a farm. 
He went to Peoria County, Illinois, in 1837; was married near 
there to Elizabeth McCulloch, born 2 September, 1822. They died 
on their farm near Brimfield, Illinois, she 15 February, 1862, he 
II July, 1865. Children: 

484A. i. Jerome, b. 17 Apr., 1841; m. 8 Dec, 1868, Martha Jane Bassett, 

b. 8 Dec, 1844, in Ripley Tp., Huron Co., Ohio, dau. of Orin 

. Bassett and wife (Moore). He d. 26 Oct., 1870, at Tonica, 

111., and was there bur. His widow m. 2nd J. L. Deming. Jerome 

left one child, Caroline, b. 26 Nov., 1869. 

620. ii. George W., twin, b. 28 Jan., 1843; m. Elizabeth King. 

iii. Benjamin Franklin, twin, died at the age of about six weeks, 
iv. Sara Elizabeth, b. 22 July, 1845; m. Albert Belcher, who was 
a soldier in the Civil War of 1861-65. They reside 1906 at 
Bloomington, 111. Have had four children, of whom Thaddeus 
and another died. 3. Lois Evelyn; m. John Sumner, a commercial 
traveler, Bloomington. 4. Delia; m. Herbert Ferguson. They 
are 1906 in Cuba on a sugar plantation. One son. The fami- 
lies are Methodists, 
v. Joseph D., born 29 Sep., 1848; died 12 Aug., 1852. 
vi. Albert, b. 29 Jan., 1851; m. at Washington, 111., where he re- 
sides 1906. Further report not received. 
484B. vii. Mary C, b. 12 Mar., 1853; m. Allen B. Matthews. 



484A 484 

Caroline^" Slocum (Jerome,^ Joseph/ Joseph,'^ Eleazer,^ John,^ 
Eleazer/ Eleazer/ Giles/ Anthony/) was born 26 November, 1869, 
in Mankato, Minnesota. When but a few months old her parents 
moved to Tonica, Illinois, where her father died before she was a 
year old. When she was about eight years of age her mother moved 
to Council Grove, Kansas, where she was prepared in the Public 
Schools for the State Normal School at Emporia. Here she was 
graduated in the class of 1891. She then taught school two years 
at Council Grove, and then moved to Benton Harbor, Michigan. 
Here she was married 20 June, 1894, to Erastus Hamilton Fos- 
dick, born 10 January, 1862, in Coxsackie, New York, a commer- 
cial traveler, son of Erastus Hamilton and Harriet Ann (Whitman) 
Fosdick. They resided in Topeka, Kansas, until June, 1902, when 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 36 1 

they moved to Spokane, Washington, where they reside in 1907. 
She is a blond, five feet seven inches tall. They are Presbyterians, 
and she is active in church work. Children : 

i. Ruth Fosdick, born 17 October, 1895, Topeka, Kan. 
ii. Samuel Jerome Fosdick, b. in Topeka, 14 Sept., 1897. 
I'ii. Helen Fosdick, born 23 October, 1898, in Topeka, Kan., 



484B 484 

Mary Cleora^ Slocum {Joseph,^ Joseph,'' Eleazer^ John,^ Elea- 
zer,^ Eleazer? Giles ^ Anthony/) was born 12 March, 1853, near 
Brimfield, Illinois. Was there married 26 April, 1871, to Allen 
Broadwell Matthews, son of Jacob and Esther Jane (Whitman) 
Matthews. He was a commercial traveler, many years for the large 
house of The Simmons Hardware Company, St. Louis, Missouri. 
He was Master oi his A. F. and A. M. Ivodge, and a Knight Temp- 
lar. He died 24 April, 1904, in Spokane, Washington, where she 
1907 resides. A Presbyterian. Children: 

i. May Belle Matthews, born 2 August, 1872, in Tecumseh, Ne- 
braska. She died the same day. 

ii. Caroline Esther Matthews, born 20 May, 1874, in Tecumseh, 
Nebraska. She died 13 Nov., 1879, in Peoria, 111. 

iii. Margaret -Matthews, born 30 January, 1877, in Lafayette, 111. 
She died lo November, 1879, in Peoria, 111. 

iv. Allen Broadwell Matthews, b. 18 May, 1879, in Peoria, III. 
Was drowned 27 June, 1890, at Albany, Oregon. 

v. Ruth Omega, born 18 December, 1889, at Albany, Oregon. Is 
1907 in upper class of The Spokane, Wash., High School. 



485 (485) 

Of the Children of Lewis Berry, ^ Slocum, Fortunatus,~ 
Eleazer,^ John,^ Eleazer,^ Eleazer,^ Giles,- Anthony,'^) and wife 
Clarissa Bryan who died in Rensselaer County, New York: 

v. Elizabeth, and her dau., Annette Follett, reside 1907 in Keene, 
New Hampshire. 

vi. Mary, b. 7 Jan., 1827; m. John N. Scranton, a dentist, who d. 
29 Jan., 1892, in Minneapolis, Minn., where his widow 1907 
resides with their dau., Eva Loveland, who m. Andrew Keyes, 
a lawyer. They have two sons: i. Leslie Slocum Keyes, an 
Osteopath. 2. Malcolm D. Kej'es. 



362 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

486 (486) 

Anstace Viall^ Slocum {Fortunatus,' Eleazer^ John,^ Eleazer,^ 
Eleazer^ Giles/ Arithony,'^) born 20 April, 1799, near the present 
Village of Northville, Fulton County, New York; married 14 No- 
vember, 18 16, Hirah Olmsted, born 6 November, 1797, Bridge- 
port, Connecticut, son of Timothy and Abigail (Bailey) and grand- 
son of Elijah Olmsted, of Connecticut. They settled in Onondaga 
County, N. Y., in 18 16, and died in East Onondaga Valley, N. Y., 
he 25 August, 1 88 1, she 16 April, 1888. Children, the first five 
born in Otisco, the others in Lafayette, viz. : 

i. William Olmsted, b. 9 Dec, 1817; m. Frances Knapp. They 

had two children who died in childhood. He died 19 Feb., 

1906, at Midland, Michigan, 
ii. Mercy Slocum Olmsted, b. 21 Jan., 1820; m. Darius Britton. 

No children. She died 5 March, 1903, at Caughdenoy, N. Y. 
iii. John Henry Olmsted, b. 4 March, 1822; m. Adeline Shattuck. 

No children. He died about 1878, in Canastota, N. Y. 
iv. Phebe Bailey Olmsted, b. 17 June, 1824; m. Daniel Pulling. No 

children. She died 31 Oct., 1886, in East Onondaga Valley. 
V. Lewis Slocum Olmsted, b. 20 Aug., 1827; m. Ellen Bissel. He 

died 10 Nov., 1905, in Jacksonville, Illinois. Children: i. 

Florence, died in Jacksonville, unmarried. 2. Evella, mar. 

Francis Grossley. They reside in Chicago (1906) with child, 

Flossie, b. about 1898. 
vi. Sherman Olmsted, b. 28 Oct., 1833; m. Mary Abigail Gannet. 

He resides (1906) in Midland, Michigan. Children: i. Frank 

Herbert, b. 1863, at Midland; m. Ada Robinson. Child, Paul 

Sherman, b. about 1880. 2. Clifford George, m. Ethel Stumm 

31 Dec, 1902. 
vii. Hirah Franklin Olmsted, born 22 Jan., 1836, in Lafayette, N. 

Y. Mar. Feb., 1864, Helen Chamberlin, who died 15 Dec, 

1873. He mar. 2nd Josephine Angelia Pearson, in Feb. 1876. 

He has been some time (1906) employed in the Bureau of 

Labor (Department of Commerce and Labor), with residence 

in Washington, D. C. Children: 

1. Charles Chamberlin, b. 6 Dec, 1864, in Oakfield, N. Y., 
where he has since resided, excepting about 12 years past in 
Midland, Mich., returning in 1882. He is manager of real estate. 
Mar. 21 Nov., 1894, H. Edith Ellicot, of Shelley, N. Y. She 
d. 19 Apr., 1896. He mar. 2nd 26 Jan., 1904, Minerva A. Hart- 
wig. A child, Milford C. Ellicot, was b. 15 March, 1896. 

2. Herbert Sherman, b. 24 Aug. 1868, in Oakfield, N. Y. 
Mar. Sara Davis. They reside 1906 — with children: Bruce 
Chamberlin, b. Jan., 1886, and Helen Flavia, b. 1896. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 363 

3. Helen Anstace, b. 9 Dec, 1876, and 4. Elizabeth Mary, 
b. 16 May, 1878, both in Midland, Mich., by 2nd noiarriage. 
They are 1906 living with their parents in Washington, D. C, 
unmarried. 



490A (490) 

Melinda® Slocum {Eleazcr,^ Fitzgerald,'' Eleazer,^ John/' Elea- 
zer,^ Eleazer? Giles, ^ Anthony,^) was born 25 February, 1827, in 
West Monroe Township, Oswego County, New York. She mar- 
ried there Emerson J. Jewell, who was born 3 September, 1824. 
They resided in West Monroe, and there he died 26 March, 1896. 
Children: 

i. Franklin Jewell, b. 14 Dec, 1847; d. 28 Oct., 1874. 

ii. William W. Jewell, b. 1850, W. Monroe; d. 3 Dec, 1880. 

iii. Moses Willard Jewell, b. 14 Sept., 1855; d. 5 Jan., 1899. 

iv. GusT.'vvus L. Jewell, b. 12 Sept., 1857, in W. Monroe. Mar. 10 
Dec, 1894, in Westbury, Cayuga Co., Minerva Spickerman, b. 
10 Mar., 1865, dau. of Benson S. and Minerva (Snyder) Spic- 
kerman. They reside in New York City 1906, where he is an 
accountant. No children. 

V. John H. Jewell, b. 31 May, 1859, 'n West Monroe, N. Y. In 
1906 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 

vi. Lulu E. Jewell, b. 2 June, 1864, in Syracuse. 



493A (493) 

Charles Marshman^" Slocum {William H.,^ Hiram/ John/ 
Eleazer/ John/ Eleazer/ Eleazer/ Giles/ Anthony,'^) was born 
24 September, 1858, in Philadelphia, Pa. Was married there 17 
May, 1882, to Clarissa Evelyn Pullinger, born 1861, in Stamford, 
Connecticut, daughter of George Barr and Mary Anna (Carr) Pul- 
linger. In 1890 Charles M. was special agent of The Phenix 
Assurance Co., of London, with office in Boston, residence at Newton- 
ville; and since 1897 has been Special Agent of The Continental In- 
surance Co., in Plainfield, New Jersey. Children: 

i. Charles Leslie, b. i Dec, r886, Philadelphia, Pa. In 1907 in 

office with his father in Plainfield, N. J. 
ii. Mary Pullinger, b. 23 Oct., 1888, Newtonville, Mass. 
iii. Louis Wagner, b. 30 Aug., 1891, in Newton, Mass. 



496A (496) 
Richard R.ay^ Slocum {Edward T./ Eleazer/ Eleazer/ John/ 
Eleazer/ Eleazer/ Giles/ Anthony,^) was born 20 July, 183 1, on 



364 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

a farm in Otisco Township, Onondaga County, New York, and was 
there reared to the age of eight years, and later in Onondaga Valley. 
He was here married 20 October, 1858, to Adaline Marion Clark, 
born there 28 October, 1838, daughter of Lemuel and Lavinia (Rid- 
del) Clark. He succeeded his father in the conduct of the small 
farm. Was also chosen and served as Secretary and Treasurer of 
the local Co-operative Fire Insurance Company. They died, she 
15 April, 1901, he 7 July, 1901, at their home in Onondaga Val- 
ley, N. Y. Children: 

i. WiLLARD Harvey, b. 20 Jan., i860. He went to Philadelphia and 
in 1890 or before, engaged as salesman for the firm of Searle, 
Vanneman and Co. He died there 4 May, 1901. 

ii. George Howard, b. 15 March, 1864; married 7 July, 1892, Maria 
Elizabeth, dau. of James V. and Emily Elizabeth (Crum) Lewis, 
of North Norwich, N. Y., where she was born 14 Sept., 1867. 
He succeeded to his father's estate, and is conducting it as a 
market garden. Children, all born at East Onondaga, N. Y., 
viz.: I. Margaret Elizabeth, b. 24 Aug., 1893. 2. Richard 
Lewis, b. 2 March, 1896. 3. Frances Adaline, b. 10 March, 
1900. 

iii. Robert Hamilton Slocum, b. 15 May, 1875, in East Onondaga, 
N. Y. He was a good student in the Public Schools, and be- 
gan the study of law in Syracuse. He died at an early age 
unmarried. 



499 (499) 

Ephraim^ Slocum {EUas,'' Eleazer,^ John;' Eleazer,^ Eleazer^ 
Giles- Anthony,^) born 19 March, 1819, in Pinckney Tp., Lewis 
Co., New York; married 14 May, 1840, Eliza Freer, who died 4 
November, 1855. He married second Martha P. Carter 21 August, 
1856. They died on his farm near Ashland, Ohio, she 31 December, 
1896, aged 86 years, 7 months and 11 days, he 3 June, 1902. Chil- 
dren: 

i. Elias Willard, b. 8 Apr., 1841. He served in the Civil War, 
Co. G, 23rd Regt, O. V. L Resides 1906 at Barnesville, C, 
without children, 
ii. Harriet Frances and V. Annice Case; reside in Akron, Ohio, in 
1906, unmarried, 
viii. Mary Emma and her husband, Albert Eugene Towslee, have 
resided in Akron, Ohio, since 1887, he as manager of the Postal 
Telegraph-Cable Co. After their mar. he was 12 years tele- 
grapher for the C. B. & Q. Ry. in Iowa; then telegraph builder 




c;eneral willari) slocum 

From a very small, much worn Fotograf taken in New Orleans when he 
was fresh from the strenuous Red River Campaign 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 365 

and train despatcher for the Des Moines, Osceola and Southern 
Ry. about two years. They have one child, Beulah Ida, b. 
about 1883. 



500 (500) 

Brigadier-General Willard® Slocum {Elias,'' EleazerJ^ John,^ 
Eleazer,^ Eleazer,^ Giles, "^ Anthony,'^) was born 8 April, 1820, on 
a farm near the present City of Ashland, Ohio. He was educated 
in the Public Schools and in Kenyon College; and he taught Public 
Schools several terms. He also early became prominent in local 
affairs, including politics, and so remained to the close of a long and 
busy life. He studied law in the same office with John Sherman, 
brother of the General, and was admitted to its practice at the same 
time, in the early 1840s. He soon attained, and retained a leading 
position in his profession. At the first call for troops against the 
Southern Rebellion he became active in recruiting for a number of 
organizations, and his labors in this direction were valuable to the 
State and Country. He was chosen officer of some of these recruits, 
but the Governor, and Commanders of Camps, desired to keep him 
at this work. Later, he insisted on going to the front, and he 
marched away with the 120th Regiment of Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 
as its Adjutant. He was commissioned Major 18 March, 1863, and 
Lieutenant-Colonel the 8th September; and he took command of the 
Regiment on account of the severe wounding of Colonel Spiegle in 
February, 1864. He was with General Banks in his Red River 
Expedition, when Colonel Spiegle was among the first killed, and 
the escape of the Regiment was bloody and narrow. He was bre- 
vetted Brigadier-General 13 March, 1865, 'for meritorious service in 
the field.' For more details of service see Volume L 

Early in the 1880s he became interested at O'Neill, Nebraska, and 
passed eight or ten years there; but as infirmities deepened, he re- 
turned to his home at Ashland. He here died 23 September, 1894, 
after a lingering illness. His funeral was very largely attended by 
old soldiers and by all classes. 

His widow, Caroline Augusta Carr, died 7 December, 1901, aged 
over seventy-two years, at the home of her son, Morton, in Chicago, 
Illinois, where she was visiting. She was buried in Ashland, beside 
her husband, to whom she had been a veritable helpmate. She was 
possessed of many admirable native endowments, and was well cul- 
tured in the Ashland Academy, the Seminary at Canton, and The 



366 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

Putnam Academy, Zanesville. The family were Congregationalists. 
Record of the children of General "Willard Slocum, additional to 
that publisht in Volume I, is as follows: 

ii. Rodney Vernon, b. 29 May, 1850. Had position with Caswel 
and Hazard, druggists, New York City; with the National Iron 
Works, of New Brunswick, N. J., at the Centennial Exposition, 
Philadelphia, and until the firm closed business, with the A. T. 
and Santa Fe Ry., as T. P. Agent. He was mar. 6 Oct., 1881, to 
Francis Finney, of Groton, N. Y., then soloist in the Scoville 
Avenue M. E. Church, Cleveland, an accomplished lady in art 
as well as music. In 1883 he resigned his position with the Rail- 
road and went into cattle and real estate business at O'Neill, Ne- 
braska. In 1893 he sold his cattle and land there and went 
into the pharmacal business in Chicago, where he 1907 resides. 
No children. 

iv. LiDA Swan, b. 2 Apr., 1854. In 1889 she was a charter member 
of the ist Congregational Church at Ashland, O., and took 
active part in its organization. She held various offices in the 
Women's work, including delegate to other congregations. She 
remained at her parents home, and was of great comfort to 
them as their shadows of life deepened. She was with her 
mother at the time of her death in Chicago. After this second 
great bereavement she took up residence in Chicago, and started 
the business of Ladies' Shopping Agent. She remains unmar- 
ried. 

V. Willard McKenan, b. 15 July, 1858. Educated in the Public 
Schools, Ashland, O. Was traveling salesman several years 
from Mansfield, O. In 1884 he went to O'Neill, Nebr., with 
his father. He there married 10 Nov., 1886, Elizabeth Crone, 
of that place. He had studied law with his father, and was 
here admitted to its practice in 1887. This year he was chosen 
Town Clerk and was re-elected in 1888. In the spring of 1892 
he closed his successful business at O'Neill and engaged as 
traveling salesman from Chicago, 111., where he has since 
resided. Children: i. Charles Howard, b. 29 Sept., 1887. He 
won the Foster Diploma at the Lowell School, Chicago, fer 
Scholarship, Attendance and Deportment ; also The Chicago 
American's prize of free visit to the 2nd Inauguration of Pres. 
McKinley, on educational test. He became clerk in The First Na- 
tional Bank of Chicago, but was obliged 10 May, 1906, to resign 
the position on account of failing health. 

2. Hazel, b. 4 Jan., 1890. A pupil 1906 in the W. Div. 
High School, Chicago. A good student, inclining to art. 

vii. Morton Gambetta, b. 4 Jan., 1866. Was educated in the Public 

Schools at Ashland, O., and was four years in Ashland Col- 

, lege. He read law with his father, and Charles J. Kenny, 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 367 

and was admitted to the Bar; and was a teacher in Ashland Col- 
lege. He mar. 26 Feb., 1889, Charlotte E. Wampler, of Dayton, 
O., a lady of good intellect and culture, whose acquaintance 
he made at Ashland College. They moved to Chicago, 111., 
in Sept., 1892, where he is 1907 enjoying a large and lucrative 
legal practice. He is Republican in politics, has been Pres. of 
his ward club, delegate to State and County Conventions, etc. 
Is member of I.O.O.F., and the 52nd Avenue Congregational 
Church, of which he is a deacon. Children: i. Willard Mor- 
ton, b. 1894? 2. Chester D., b. 1898? 
viii. Oliver James, b. 7 Dec, 1868. Was educated in the Public 
Schools, and three years in Ashland College. In the spring of 
1885 he engaged in mercantile business at O'Neill, Nebr., and 
was successful. He sold his business in the fall of 1892 and 
went to Chicago, 111., where he 1907 resides, as salesman. He 
was mar. in Chicago 10 June, 1898, to Alice E. Pettengil, b. 
6 Oct., 1874, in Concord, N. H., dau. of Charles B. and Harriet 
M. (McKellips). No children. He mar. 2nd Alice Sexton in 
Sept., 1901. 
ix. Howard Earle, b. 20 Oct., 1873. Was educated in the Public 
Schools at Ashland, O., and O'Neill, Nebr., two years, and 
at Ashland College. For several years he has been a travel- 
ing salesman from Chicago, where he lives 1906 with his sister, 
Lida. Unmarried. 



502A (502) 

Harriet Agnes^ Slocum {Alfred,^ EIias,~ EleazerJ^ John,^ Elea- 
zer,^ Eleazer? Giles^ Anthony,^) was born 5 October, 1866, near 
Ashland, Ohio. She was there married to Edward Boyer Dressier, 
son of Nathaniel Boj-er and Esther Ann Dressier, of Smithville, 
Wayne County, Ohio. He is a train dispatcher on the Erie Rail- 
way at Galion, Ohio. Children : 

i. May Vassar Dressler, b. 29 Sept., 1887, at Ashland, O. 

ii. Esther Gail Dressler, born 13 April, 1889, at Ashland, Ohio. 
She was graduated from the Galion High School, Class of 1907. 

ill. Helen Grace Dressler, born i Nov., 1893, at Galion, O. 

iv. Frederick Nathaniel Dressler, born i October, 1890, at Ash- 
land, Ohio; died 19 Sept., 1893, and was buried there. 



504A (504) 

Philip W.*^ Siocum (Cheney,^ William,' John,^ John/ Eleazer* 
Eleazer,^ Giles,- Anthony,^) was born 21 April, 1 83 1, on Nashawena 
Island, Buzzard Bay, Massachusetts. He married Mary Elizabeth 
May. Children: 



368 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

i. Frederick N., born 14 Feb., 1854, Cuttyhunk Island, Buzzard Bay. 

ii. George Frederick, b. 28 May, 1857, New Bedford, Mass. Mar. 
5 Sept., 1882, Ella Frances, dau. of James P. and Mary E. (Ma- 
comber) Westgate, of Fairhaven, Mass., where she was b. 17 
Dec, i860, and where they reside in 1907. A machinist. Chil- 
dren: I. Grace Elizabeth, b. 19 Nov., 1883. 2. Henry Dan- 
forth, b. 6 Feb., 1891; d. 19 Sept., 1891; bur. in Riverside Cem- 
etery, Fairhaven. 3. Walter Frederick, b. 8 Oct., 1895. 

ill. Ann May, b. 15 March, 1859, on Cuttyhunk Island. 

iv. Cheney Danforth, b. 17 Dec, i860, in Somerset, Mass. Mar. 
in Providence, R. I., 27 Sept., 1888, Drusilla Sterling Brown, 
dau. of John Q. A. and Amanda M. (Phettaplace) of Provi- 
dence, where she was b. 5 Feb., 1868. He is a brass finisher. 
Children, the first two and last two b. in Providence, and the 
other three b. in Cranston, R. I., viz.: i. George Marshal, b. 

18 Oct., 1889. 2. Bertha May, b. 16 Aug., 1891. 3. Elsie 
Josephine, b. 2 Feb., 1873. 4. Charlotte Estelle b. 6 June, 1895. 
5. Eugene Alford, b. 14 June, 1898. 6. Raymond Frank, b. 

19 Oct., 1900; d. 31 Dec, 1901 ; bur. in Providence. 7. Mil- 
dred Amanda, b. 26 Sept., 1901. 



509 (509) 

Capt. Frederick^ Slocum {Charles,'^ John,^ John,^ Eleazer* 
Eleazer,^ Giles, ^ Anthony,'^) born 14 September 1820, on Nasha- 
wena Island, Dukes County, Massachusetts. Was twice married. 
See Volume I. A master of whaling ship sailing from New Bed- 
ford, where he died 25 Jaunary, 1885. His widow, Lydia Ann 
(Jones), born 10 July, 1833, in Claremon<t, New Hampshire, now 
(1906) resides there; also her daughter, Myra Lawton Slocum. 



509A 509 

Capt. Abram Jones^ Slocum {Frederick,^ Charles,'' John,^ John,^ 
Eleazer,*" Eleazer,^ Giles,^ Anthony,^) twin with sister, Myra L., 
was born 14 September, 1861, at Fayal, Azores Islands. Was mar- 
ried 24 June, 1898, to Lillian A. Remine. 

He is (1906) Captain of the four masted schooner City of George- 
town, which sails from New Bedford, Massachusetts. Child: 

i Marjorie Lillian, b. 13 February, 1901, in Somerville, Mass. 



509B 509 

Edward Manchester^ Slocum {Frederick,^ Charles,'' John,^ 
John,^ EleazerJ^ Eleazer^ Giles^ Anthony}') was born 24 February, 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 369 

1 87 1, in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Was married 14 September, 
1897, to Eleanor Victoria Tripp, daughter of Christopher Bly and 
Julia Maria (Soule) Tripp. The}^ reside in New Bedford, Mass., 
(1906) where he is draughtsman and foreman with Z. B. Davis, 
contractor and builder. Children: 

i. Lois Tripp, born 9 May, 1899, in New Bedford, Massachusetts, 
ii. Frances Eleanor Tripp, b. New Bedford, 12 June, 1903. 



509C 509 

Prof. Frederick^ Slocum {Frederick,^ Charles,'' John,^ John,^ 
Eleazer,^ Eleazer^ Giles,- Anthony,^) was born 6 February, 1873, 
in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. He was educated in the Public Schools 
of Cuttyhunk Island, of the Elizabeth group, Buzzard Bay, and in 
New Bedford, from which High School he was graduated in 1890. 

Entering Brown University in 1891 he was here graduated A. B. 
in 1895, receiving the Howell Prize for highest rank in mathematics. 
Continuing his studies, he received the degree of A. M. in 1896; and 
of Ph.D. in 1898, with major subject astronomy, and minor sub- 
ject mathematics. In 1895 he was appointed Instructor in Mathe- 
matics in Brown University; and in 1900 was elected Assistant Pro- 
fessor of Astronomy, which position he now (1906) holds. 

In 1900 he was a member of the Brown University Expedition to 
observe the total eclipse of the sun at Fentress, Virginia. During 
1904, 1905, he was Acting Director of the Ladd Astronomical 
Observatory of Brown University. 

His College Fraternity (Greek-letter Society) is the Phi Delta 
Theta. He has also become member of the American Association 
for the Advancement of Science; the Astronomical and Astrophysi- 
cal Society of America; National Geographic Society; also has the 
generally highly prized membership in the Greek-letter Honorary 
Societies of Phi Beta Kappa, and Sigma Xi, the latter relating par- 
ticularly to science. 

He was married 29 June, 1899, to Caroline Henrietta Tripp, 
daughter of Ambrose Hardy and Elizabeth Hazzard (Seabury) 
Tripp. They reside in Providence, Rhode Island. 



512A (512) 

Charles Henry Slocum {Hiram,^ d. 1904, Pardon,'^ Pardon.^ 
John^ Eleazer,^ Eleazer^ Giles? Anthony?) was born 3 September, 

(25) 



370 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

i860, on a farm in Pawling Township, Duchess County, New York. 
At the age of 22 years he was elected Supervisor of Beekman Town- 
ship. He became a dealer in general merchandize at Poughquag, 
Duchess Co. Was appointed Postmaster there in 1894, and served 
until 1906. He also engaged as a traveling salesman. Again enter- 
ing politics, he was elected Treasurer of Duchess County in 1906 on 
the Republican ticket. He was married in the Village of America, 
N. Y., 12 February, 1885, to Ella M. Odell, born 28 October, 1886, 
in New York City, daughter of George Odell. He resides 1907 in 
Poughkeepsie, Nervv York. Children: 

I. Blanche, born 9 February, 1891, in Poughquag, N. Y. 
ii. Russell, born in Poughquag, 31 October, 1896. 



513A (513) 

VoLNEY Morrison'* Slocum {Sidney, 5./ Samuel/ Ebenezer,^ 
John^ Eleazer/" Eleazer^ Giles^ Anthony,^) was born 12 June, 1845, 
in Russia Township, Herkimer County, New York, where he settled 
on a farm with Postoffice Cold Brook. He married Sara Jane Moon, 
w'ho was born 21 October, 1851, in Russia, N. Y. He died on his 
farm, — .Children : 

i. Millard Moon, b. 2 Nov., 1871. He studied medicine and was 
graduated M. D. at The Long Island College Hospital, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., in 1895. He mar. in Poland, N. Y., 5 June, 1895, 
Harriet R. Schermerhorn, b. there 24 Dec, 1872, dau. of 
Elon L. and Sara (Evans). He is 1907 practicing his pro- 
fession at Far Rockaway, New York. Children: i. Dorothy 
Sara, and Gertrude Elma, twins, b. 18 June, 1896, at Far 
Rockaway. 

ii. WiLLOUGHBY, b. 2 Nov., 1875; m. 18 June, 1901, at Rockfield 
Spa, Otsego Co., N. Y., Mabel Williamson, b. on a farm near 
there, dau. of Norman J. and Louise (Edgert). He is ac- 
countant and bookkeeper at Herkimer, N. Y. Child: Lowell 
Williamson, b. 11 July, 1905. 

iii. George Volney, b. i6 November, 1877. Is 1907 foreman in 
knitting mills at Little Falls, New York. Remains unmarried. 



SWA (514) 

Franklin A.^ Slocum (Richard M.,^ Oliver W.," JonahJ^ John,^ 
Eleazer,^ Eleazer^ Giles,- Anthony/) was born 1 6 September, 1852, 
near Erie, Pennsylvania. He went to Quincy, Illinois, and there 
married 17 March, 1877, Eliza Jane, daughter of James and Nancy 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 37 1 

(Cady) Houghton, formerly of La Grange, Misssouri, where she 
was born 29 December, 1853. She died 18 October, 1887, at Ursa, 
111. He is a confectioner at Quincy (1907). Children: 

i. Henry Houghton, born 7 April, 1879, in Quincy, 111. 

ii. Charles Beurgan, born in Quincy, 111., 2 February, 1881. 

iii. Eliot Clayton, born 4 March, 1883, in Quincy, 111. 

iv. Franklin Emery, born in Quincy, 111., 29 June, 1885. 



515A 515 

Walter Leslie" Slocum {Benjamin F.,^ Oliver W.,'' Jonah,^ 
John,^ Eleazer,'^ Eleazer,^ Giles," Anthony,^) was born 15 Novem- 
ber, 1 86 1, at Manchester, near Erie, Pennsylvania. In 1862 or '63 
his parents moved into Erie; and about 1870 they moved their family 
into the Petroleum region of Pennsylvania, first to Tarr Farm, and 
in 1875 to Rynn Farm, one mile south; in 1876 to Bradford; in 
1877 back to Erie, and in the spring of 1878 back into the oil region 
of Allegany, New York; and in 1882 to Olean, N. Y- The occu- 
pation of the father during these years was that of 'Torpedo Agent' 
in control of the high explosives to be lowered into the deep Petro- 
leum Wells and exploded at or near the bottom to fracture the rock 
and facilitate the flow of Petroleum into and up the well. In this 
work Walter assisted as he became old enough, attending the Public 
School as opportunity presented. In the summer of 1882 his parents 
moved to Indian River, Cheboygan County, Michigan, and Walter 
followed in January. The father homesteaded eighty acres of land, 
and they entered upon its improvement and cultivation. In the 
spring of 1885 Walter entered homestead claim of eighty acres of 
land by the upper Black River, in Cheboygan County, and during 
the next three years when not on this land he followed various oc- 
cupations — lumberman, hotel clerk, guide for guests of summer re- 
sort hotel, and machine repairing. 

In the spring of 1888 he went to Grand Rapids, Michigan, and 
regularly took up his trade of locksmith and light machine repairer, 
which he yet (1907) continues in this place. 

He was married by Rev. R. M. Thompson, 11 July, 1889, at 
Mullet Lake, Mich., to Phebe R., daughter of Louis and Phebe S. 
(Blanchard) Recolly, formerly of Cheboygan, where she was born 
29 August, 1866. They have had children, viz.: 

i. Meredith Leslie, b. 18 April, 1891, at Grand Rapids, Mich, 
ii. Voyle Erman M., b. at Grand Rapids, 2 August, 1892. 



372 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

iii. A Daughter, b. 3 Sept., 1895; d. 12 Feb., 1896, unnamed. 

iv. Dewey Franklin, b. 25 April, 1898, at Grand Rapids. 

V. Louis Roosevelt, b. at Grand Rapids, 22 Sept., 1899. 

vi. William Orville, b. 19 Jan., 1902, at Grand Rapids, 

vii. Lawrence Herbert, twin, b. Grand Rapids, 9 Dec, 1903. 

viii. Clarence Charles, twin, b. 10 Dec, 1903, at Grand Rapids. 

ix. Walter Anthony, b. i Oct., 1906, Grand Rapids. 

The twins are varied — one is brunette and the other is blond. 
They are the first known in line of either parent. 



517 (517) 

Rev. HenrV William^ Slocum {William,'' died in 1893, Rest- 
come,^ John/' Eleazer,'^ Eleazer,^ Giles j^ Anthony j'^) born in Pawling 
Tp., Duchess Co., New York, 22 June, 1836, and was reared from 
the age of five years at Fish House Village, Northampton Tp., Ful- 
ton Co., N. Y. He was educated in the Public Schools, at Amster- 
dam Academy, and took the full course of study at The Claverick In- 
stitute, Columbia County, N. Y. 

Here he met Alice S. Quinby, whom he married 27 April, 
1858. He united with the Methodist Episcopal Church at the age 
of twenty-one years from the preaching of his aunt, Sara Thomp- 
son, a woman of great spiritual powder and of large influence over 
his life for good. He soon answered the call to the ministry, was 
accepted, and joined the Troy Conference in 1868. He began his 
work in Edinburg, Saratoga Co., adjoining his home in North- 
ampton. During the first year of his labors there were two hun- 
dred additions to the Church, many being aged men. He served 
other appointments; at Brunswick, Nassau and Brainard, Benning- 
ton, Vt., Levings, Troy, Ballston Spa, Valley Falls, Malta Ridge. 
During these ministrations he led movements for the building of 
new Church Houses, parsonages, and for repairing the old. He also 
left his congregations largely increased in numbers and efficiency. 

The lowering of his physical powers from overwork and exposure, 
led to an attack of diphtheria which resulted in paralysis of the 
vocal organs, and necessitated his taking the supernumerary relation 
in 1884. His many friends felt this affliction a great loss to them- 
selves and to the Church. He suffered on, but the later years were 
marked with an increasing and abiding faith. He died at Saratoga 
Springs, N. Y., 28 November, 1906. He had three children, sons; 
the deaths of two are given in Volume I. Of the other: 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 373 

ii. Harry Fitzgerald, b. 27 June, 1867. He early became estranged 
from his parents, and so remained. He engaged in news- 
paper work and, in the winter of 1906-07, he did good work 
for The Leader, the strong Republican daily newspaper of 
Cleveland, Ohio, in exposing alleged shortcomings of an as- 
piring combination in that city. He also is President of The 
Slocum Card Company, and President of The Motor Vehicle 
Publishing Company. 

521 (521) 

Elizabeth Coggeshall^ Slocum {Matthew B.,' Benjamin,^ 
John,^ Benjamin^ Eleazer? Giles^ Anthony^) born 1 1 June, 1815, 
in Albany, New York. Married 10 September, 1832, Leroy Mor- 
gan, who became prominent at Syracuse, N. Y., as a jurist. They 
died at their home there, he 15 May, 1880, she 11 May, 1892, and 
were buried there in Oakwood Cemetery. They left five children 
(see Volume I), viz.: 

i. Theodore Leroy Morgan, b. 1833. Attended Pompey Academy; 
read law and practiced at Syracuse. He was clerk of the U. 
S. Subsistence Dept. under Gen. M. P. Small, in the Civil 
War of 1861-65. Was Librarian of the sth Judicial District 
Law Library over 20 yrs. Mar. 4 Aug., 1859, Celia Lusk, of 
Syracuse. They there died. She July, 1902, he 5 May, 1904. 
Children: i. Jasper, of Chicago, 111., 1906. 2. Dr. Robert 
L., Tupper Lake. 3. Frank L. 4. Frederick L. 5. Mabel, 
m. A. P. Wood, Syracuse. 

ii. Charles H. Morgan, b. 1834. Was graduated at U. S. Mil. 
Acad., West Point. Served through Civil War of 1861-65, 1st 
as Lieutenant, and was gradually promoted to General. He 
d. in Government employ, at San Francisco, Calif., in Dec, 
1875. Mar. Sophia Millon, of Syracuse. Left two children: 
Leroy, and daughter, residing in Elbridge, N. Y., 1906. 

iii. Frederick J. Morgan, b. 1851. Court stenographer of the 5th 
Judicial District. Mar. Frances A. Bicker, of Syracuse, where 
they resided. Children: Frederick A., Violetta, and Barnard 
Slocum who was drowned at Portland, Oregon, 29 Sept., 1902, 
aged 27 yrs. 

iv. Mary Elizabeth Morgan; m. Nathaniel M. White, of Baldwins- 
ville, N. Y., who became Police Magistrate of Syracuse and 
District Attorney of Onondaga County. He d. in 1897. Children: 
I. Clara M., went to Savannah, Ga., in 1904 as Instructress 
in Dressmaking in the Episcopal Orphans Home there. She d. 
there of pneumonia in Feb., 1905. 2. Cornelia, was graduated 
M. D. at Syracuse Univ. Mar. Dr. Arthur Thomas, of Roch- 
ester, N. Y. 3. Dr. George H. White; m. Harriet K. Ricker, 



374 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

of Rochester, N. Y. They reside 1906 in Los Angeles, Calif. 
Mrs. White resides with her children in Rochester. 
V. Ellen Morgan; m. Lieut. Peter Leary, U.S.A. He has 1906 
recently been retired with rank of General. Reside in Balti- 
more, Md. Children: i. Neil Phillips; m. 18 Nov., 1901, 
Josephine Miller Davis, of Washington, D. C. 2. Theodore 
Morgan; m. 10 Aug., 1905, Helen Wilton, of Chicago. 



522 (522) 

Dr. John Ostrander" Slocum {Matthew B,^ Benjamin,^ 
John/' Benjamin,*' Eleazer,^ Giles/' Anthony,'^) born 4 April, 1820, 
in Delphi, Onondaga County, New York. Graduated in Medi- 
cine, see Volume I. He died 2 March, 1885, in Camillas, N. Y. 
His widow died there 22 December, 1903; were buried in Oak- 
wood Cemetery, Syracuse, N. Y. Child: 

i. Fred W. ; was graduated M. D. at Syracuse Univ., Class 1882, 
and began practice at Howlet Hill, Onondaga Co., N. Y. After 
his father's death he moved to the homestead to continue his 
father's practice. Was m. 27 June, 1883, to Ida M. Dixon. 
A child, John D., was b. 15 Aug., 1891. 



523 (523) 

George Engs^ Slocum {Matthew B/ Benja?nin/' John,^ Ben- 
jamin,'^ Eleazer,^ Giles," Anthony,'^) was born 20 June, 1824, in 
Delphi, Onondaga County, New York. He learned the tinner's 
trade and in 1841 went by canal to Rochester, where he worked 
at this trade eight years. He returned to Onondaga County in 
1848 to marry Lydia Ann Fort, and at once returned to Monroe 
County with her. In 1849 they settled at Scottsville, this county, 
where he engaged in the hardware business. He was conservative, 
industrious and successful. 

An active Republican in political belief, he was not an office 
seeker; but he served several years as assessor of his Township, and 
as school district clerk. His diversion was largely in local history, 
and of this he gathered a great stock of valuable data which made 
him the best informed citizen in the history of his community. At 
the Centennial Celebration of his Township, Wheatland, he de- 
livered the historical address. In 1871 he was one of the founders 
of the Scottsville Literary Society, which has continued an active 
factor in the social and literary life of the Village. He read articles, 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 375 

and delivered addresses before this Society; and two publications by 
the Society were prepared by him. 

He was of kindly heart; avoided the antagonisms of life as much 
as possible, and sought to enjoy with his friends and neighbors the 
amenities of life. Upon the organization of Grace Church in Scotts- 
ville, 1885, he identified himself with it, became member of the 
vestry, and was its clerk. He was member of the Rochester His- 
torical Society. 

They died in Scottsville, N. Y., she 22 April, 1904, he 13 No- 
vember, 1906, and were there buried in Oatka Cemetery. 

During the last year of his life he manifested great interest in 
the writer's work on this book; and he tried to get full report from 
each one of his immediate relatives, often lamenting their apparent 
want of interest, and dilatoriness after promise. 

He prepared a MS. History of the Town of Wheatland, Monroe 
County, New York. This is 1907 being edited for publication by 
his friend Rear Admiral Franklin Hanford, U.S.N, (retired). 

Children : 

523 A. i. Earl Howard, b. 23 July, 1850; m. Ida M. Johnson. 

ii. George Fort, b. 2 March, 1856. A.B. Rochester Univ. 1878. 
Mar. 1882 Mabel H. Hopper at Friendship, N. Y. A lawyer 
in Rochester, N. Y. Children: i. Mary, b. 1884. 2. Isla, b. 
1886. 3. Raymond, b. 1890. 4. Ruth, b. 1893; the first b. in 
Scottsville, the others in Rochester, 
iii. Leroy Morgan, b. 6 June, i860; m. 6 June, 1883, Emma Louise 
Albertson, at Rush, N. Y. A hardware merchant in Scotts- 
ville, N. Y. Children: i. Chester Colt, b. 6 July, 1884. Was 
graduated in engineering Cornell University 1907. 2. Albertson, 
b. 31 July, 1886; d. 13 April, 1894. 3. Leroy Morgan, b. 5 Jan., 
1888. 

523B. iv. Mors O., b. 24 Dec, 1866; m. Gertrude G. Glass. 



523A 523 

Earl Howard" Slocum {George E.,^ Matthew B.,~ Benjamin,^ 
John,^ Benjamin,'^ Eleazer,^ Giles,' Anthony,'^) born 23 July, 1850, 
in Scottsville, New York. Married Ida M. Johnson 5 October, 
1872. He is 1907 Clerk of the Monroe County Circuit Court. 
Resides in Rochester. Children : 

i. George Earl, b. 8 July, 1873, in Scottsville, N. Y. 

ii. Clara M., b. 14 July, 1874; m. 3 Feb., 1907, Tilden Adanason 
at Westerleigh, Staten Island. They reside in Brooklyn Bor- 
ough, New York City. 



376 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

iii. Maude, b. 22 Feb., 1876; m. 2 Apr., 1902, A. Theodore Dore- 
mus at Scottsville. They 1907 reside at Westerleigh, S. I., 
N, Y. A child: Leroy Slocum, was b. 18 Apr., 1905. 

iv. Avis L., b. i6 Nov., 1878, in Scottsville, N. Y., where she is 
a teacher in the Public Schools. 

V. Mary Bell, b. 2 Nov., 1881; m. George Thomas Humphries 17 
Aug., 1904, in Rochester, N. Y., where they reside in 1907. 
A child, Chilton Thomas Humphries, was b. 5 Mar., 1907. 

vi. Lloyd, b. 2 Sept., 1883; m. . Resides in Washington, D. C, 

where he is in the Government service, 
vii. Grace, b. 2 Feb., 1885, in Scottsville, N. Y., as were all the chil- 
dren of this family. Resides 1907 in Rochester. 



523B 523 

Mors Ostrander^ Slocum {George E/ Mattheiu B.~' Ben- 
jamins^ John/' Benjamin,'^ Eleazer/ Giles/ Anthony,^) was born 
24 December, 1866, in Scottsville, Monroe County, New York. 
He was graduated at the University of Rochester, and in engineer- 
ing at the Stevens Institute of Technology. He then engaged with 
the Western Electric Company, with which corporation he is yet, 
1907, employed, this being the eighteenth year with them. Five 
years of this time were passed in New York City. In 1891 he was 
transferred to the Chicago office, where he yet remains; and since 
1899 has been connected with telephone sales department. 

He takes an interest in public affairs, although he has never held 
office, or sought to do so. In the sixth ward, Chicago, where he 
resides, he has been active in politics, having been one of the leaders 
in the general movement which elected Charles S. Deneen Gover- 
nor of Illinois in 1905. He is president of the 31st precinct of his 
ward. He joined the Hamilton Club in 1901 and is a regular 
noon-day attendant. In college he was a member of the Delta 
Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He also belongs to the Royal Arcanum; 
is a director of the Hyde Park Protective Association, and for sev- 
eral years has been a trustee of the Forty-first Street Presbyterian 
Church, Chicago. 

He was married 27 December, 1894, in Rochester, New York, 
to Gertrude Goodwill Glass, born 9 March, 1867, there, daughter 
of Heman and Lucy Ann (Goodwill) Glass. 

Like his father he took great interest in this book, and supple- 
mented his father's efforts to have his immediate relatives well rep- 
resented. 




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His children are; 



i. Sanford Glass, born 4 December, 1898, in Chicago, 
ii. Lester Mors, born in Chicago 20 September, 1904. 



524 (524) 

xMajor-General Henry Warner^ Slocum {Matthew B.~' 
Benjamin,^ JohnJ' Benjamin * Eleazer,^ Giles,^ Anthony/) was born 
24 September, 1826, in Delphi, Onondaga County, Ne^v York. He 
died of pneumonia at his home in Brooklyn, N. Y., 14 April, 1894. 
His wife, Clara Rice Slocum, died in March, 1898. See Volume I. 

The Legislature of the State of New York enacted a Bill 30 
March, 1896, to erect a statue on the Battlefield of Gettysburg in 
honor of this eminent soldier; and this Act became a law by approval 
of Gov. Levi P. Morton 4 April, 1896. A heroic size equestrian 
statue in bronze was settled upon by The Monuments Commission, 
and it was erected on Culp's Hill. It was dedicated lO September, 
1903, in the presence of the family of the deceased, the Governors 
of several States, and many other prominent men, civil and military, 
including over one thousand soldiers and ex-soldiers of General 
Slocum's former commands.* The bronze letter tablets on the sides 
of the granite pedestal are each four feet nine and three-quarter 
inches wide by three feet ten and one-eighth inches high. They read 
as follows, beginning on the westerly side, viz. : 

Major General Henr,v Warner Slocum, U. S. V. 1826-1894. In command 
of Right Wing of The Army of The Potomac at The Battle of Gettys- 
burg July I, 2, 3, 1863. "Stay and Fight it Out" Gen. Slocum at Council 
of War, July 2, 1863. Erected by State of New York, 1902. 

♦Edward C Potter is the artist of this statue. It was cast in bronze by 
the Gorham Manufacturing Company of Providence, R. I. The features 
of the General were acceptable to his family; and Gov. Franklin Murphy, 
of New Jersey, one of the speakers at the Dedication, and a soldier io 
Gen. Slocum's command, said in part of his address: . . . "If you will 
look at his face — and I never saw a more speaking face in bronze than 
that face yonder — you will understand how it was that General Slocum 
easily won and always held the confidence and affection of his soldiers." 

The general dimensions of the granite pedestal are twent\'-one feet eight 
inches long, fifteen feet ten inches wide, and sixteen feet three and one- 
half inches high, divided into ten courses. The bronze statue, including 
plinth, is fifteen feet six inches to the top of the head of the rider (entire 
monument 31 ft. 9 1-2 inches from ground) ; the plinth measuring eleven 
feet nine and three-quarter inches long by four feet wide. 

The Legislative appropriation for this admirable monument was $30,000 
The cost of it was $29,941.57. 



378 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

Major General Henry Warner Slocum, U. S. Vols. 

Cadet U. S. Military Academy July i, 1848; 2nd Lieut. First Artillery 
July I, 1852; ist Lieut. March 3, 1855. Resigned October 31, 1856. 

Col. 27th N. Y. Infantry May 21, 1861. Severely wounded Bull Run 
July 21, i86r. Brig. Gen'l of Volunteers August 9, 1861. Assigned to 
command of 2nd Brigade, Franklin's Division, Army of the Potomac, Sep- 
tember 4, i86i, and to command of ist Division, 6th Corps, May i8, 1862. 

Maj. Gen'l U. S. Vols. July 4, 1862. Assumed command of 12th Corps 
October 20, 1862. Temporarily commanded the Right Wing of the Army 
of the Potomac, consisting of the 5th, nth and 12th Corps, April 28-30, 
1863. In command of the Right Wing of the Union Army, composed of 
the 5th and 12th Corps, at Gettysburg, July i, 2, 3, 1863. 

Relinquished command of the i2th Corps April 18, 1864, and on April 
27, 1864, assumed command of the Military District of Vicksburg, which 
he held until August 14, 1864. 

Assumed command of the 20th Corps August 27, 1864; and of the Left 
Wing of Sherman's Army, known as the Army of Georgia, November 
II, 1864. 

Assigned in orders dated June 27, 1865, to the Command of the De- 
partment of the Mississippi, Headquarters at Vicksburg, which he held 
until relieved September 18, 1865; and on September 28, 1865, Gen'l Slo- 
cum resigned from the Army and was Honorably discharged. 

Maj .-Gen. Daniel E. Sickles, U. S. A., Chairman New York 
Monuments Commission for the Battlefield of Gettysburg, presented 
the Monument to Governor Odell. He said in part: 

. . . These people are here to-day to dedicate this statue of their beloved 
commander . . . erected by a grateful Commonwealth to commemorate his 
heroic services on this Battlefield. This Battlefield has become hallowed 
ground for the people whose kindred have contended here for the life of 
the Nation. More than a million of our citizens have come to Gettysburg 
since July, 1863. . . . No battlefield on earth is so consecrated by 
loving tokens of remembrance. . . . New York may well be satisfied 
with her part in the Battle of Gettysburg. . . . The day before Hooker 
was relieved from command it was arranged that Slocum should intrench 
his Army Corps, reinforced by 10,000 men to be withdrawn from Harper's 
Ferry, on Lee's line of communication, a position from which Slocum could 
not have been driven. If Hooker had not been superseded Slocum would 
have been at Williamsport on the Potomac with 20,000 men intrenched, and 
Lee would never have returned to Virginia with his army. 

On the night of July 2, 1863, after a bloody battle, fought on the after- 
noon of that day on our left flank, a council of war was convened by the 
commanding general, to consider our situation, and advise him what to do. 
The Corps commanders present expressed their views in order of their 
rank respectively. Slocum being the ranking ofiicer in the council, was the 
last to reply. He said "Stay and fight it out." That speech settled the 
matter. ... It was Spartan eloquence, and won the assent of the coun- 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 379 

cil. "Stay and fight it out" was the advice given by the council to General 
Meade, who was not satisfied with his position at Gettysburg. The Army 
of the Potomac did "stay and fight it out." The victory gained is the best 
comment that can be made on Slocum's judgment. "Stay and fight it out" 
would be a good motto for Slocum's descendants. "Stay and fight it out" 
would be a good motto for all our American youth. We have inscribed it 
there on the pedestal of this statue, where for centuries to come American 
soldiers will read Slocum's inspiring speech: "Stay and fight it out." . . . 
I am thankful to have been spared to come here to-day to assist in the 
dedication of this Monument to my comrade and friend, the foremost soldier 
New York sent to the field during the Civil War. ... He never failed. 
He never lost a color or a gun. Although his voice will never again be 
heard by his beloved comrades, this heroic figure will stand for ages to 
come as a type of an American Commander, modest, resolute, sagacious, 
brave 

Governor Odell followed in a brief address, as follows, in part: 

Gettysburg will always occupy a place in history as the decisive battle 
of the Southern Rebellion, and perhaps to a greater extent than any other 
this field will be the Mecca of those who in years to come desire to pay 
tribute to the memory of the brave men who sacrificed their lives in de- 
fense of our Nation's honor 

What might have happened if the tide of battle upon this field had 
turned against the North cannot be conceived. . . . 

New York has a pride in this field, because here, perhaps, to a greater 
extent than in any other battle, she showed her devotion by furnishing a 
greater number of men. In the patriotic General, whose Monument we 
dedicate to-day, was found one of those sturdy men who knew not only 
duty but who gave to its performance an intelligence which insured to 
him the respect and confidence of his associates and those whom he led. 
He and the brave men of New York and other States of the Union need 
no monument to perpetuate their glory. Monuments may be erected as 
the Nation's tribute, but our Country and this Battlefield stand as the monu- 
ment of their devotion, their patriotism and their heroism 

Then followed an Oration by Gen. James C. Rogers, of the 
Twelfth Army Corps, which was long and eulogistic. Excerpts are 
here given : 

It was my good fortune to have been associated with General Slocum 
during a large part of his brilliant military career, and because I knew 
him and loved him with the enthusiastic ardor that a young soldier feels 
for the Chief in whom he trusts and believes. And General Slocum had 
that in him, both as officer and man, to inspire confidence, admiration and 
love. . . . 

And now, after all this time has passed, with the impressions of all 
those early days strengthened by the judgment of maturer years, I can 



380 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

truthfully say that in the combination of high soldierly qualities with the 
purest patriotism, in decision of character and the power of quick adaptation 
of means to the end to be accomplished, in coolness and courage, Henry 

W. Slocum was the peer of all 

General Slocum, although a West Point graduate and regular army 
officer, had resigned from the army before the breaking out of the war, 
and his mind had been broadened and humanized, as it were, by daily con- 
tact with all kinds of men in civil life. He knew and recognized better 
than most officers who had remained in the service and whose duties had 
run in the narrow channels of army life in time of peace, that the young 
officers and men of the volunteer regiments of those days were not of the 
kind who had been in the habit- of enlisting before the war, but were of 
the best blood of the land and could be moulded and made effective as 
soldiers more by kindness and by the inspiration of duty than by rough 
handling and the compulsion of fear. And during the months that fol- 
lowed, both in the Valley and at Stafford Court House, he brought the 
Twelfth Corps, whose emblem was the Star, into such a state of discipline 
and effectiveness that it compared favorably with even the gallant corps of 
our Chairman [Gen. Sickles] and what higher praise could I give it than 
that ... Of course, it is mere speculation now; but one cannot help think- 
ing of what would have been the result if, after Lee's army had been de- 
feated here [at Gettysburg] and promptly followed up, a cool, determined 
fighter like General Slocum, with twenty thousand men, had been at 
the fords of the upper Potomac to head it off [as Gen. Hooker had planned 
before he resigned] . In that event, how much of that army and its im- 
mense baggage train would have recrossed the river, into Virginia? . . . 
I remember as though it were but yesterday, that long, dry and dusty march 
on July I, 1863. The men had tramped many miles through heat and dust, 
under a burning sky, and were ready to drop with fatigue, when late in 
the afternoon, General Slocum came riding by us towards the head of the 
column. As he passed he said in his cheery, pleasant way, as I have no 
doubt he said to the regiments behind us, "Press on men, as rapidly as 
you can! there is fighting in front of us. Press on and follow me!" And 
at once that tired and drooping column straightened up as if a thrill of 
new life and strength and energy had been put into it, and hurrying on 
came upon the field of battle [Gettysburg] too late for that day's conflict, 
but ready for the fighting of the days that followed. Such was General 
Slocum's power over his troops. 



Look at his record, briefly summed up . . . distinguishing himself 
at the Battle of Gaines' Mill and other battles of the Peninsular Campaign, 
and afterwards at Crampton's Pass and Antietam; then promoted to the 
command of the Twelfth Army Corps, he made it the magnificent fighting 
machine whose prowess at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg has given it 
a conspicuous place in history; and in the west, as the trusted lieutenant 
of the dauntless Sherman, in his marvelous marches and campaigns, he ends 
the fighting in that department with his victory at Bentonville. Not one 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 38 1 

mistake, not one event in those long years of active leadership which we 
would wish to blot out. And then when the war is over and that for 
which he fought is won, he sheathes his sword and returns to the peaceful 
avocations of the citizen. Oh, life is worth living when it can furnish 
such a record as this! Is it any wonder that the officers and men whom he 
commanded trusted and believed in him and loved him? Is it any wonder 
that the great State of New York erects this magnificent statue to his mem- 
ory on this historic Battlefield 

• ■••••••••* •• • 

Col. Archie E. Baxter then delivered an Oration on the 20th 
Army Corps. This effort was long, eloquent, poetic, and is here 
sketched, viz. : 

• ••■••••■■••• • 

Nearly forty years ago ! And yet in the midst of these impressive sur- 
roundings, how thrillingly come thronging back memories of the old times. 

Our purpose here naturally recalls recollections of the illustrious soldier 
who, at a crisis in this great struggle, averted irretrievable disaster and made 
possible the victory that marked the beginning of the end of the Confederacy, 
brought fresh renown to our arms and a luster to our flag that will never 
fade. As boys we loved, trusted and were proud of this great captain, and 
confidently followed wherever he led. To-day, as men, many of us grown 
old beyond our years, we are reverently gathered to honor his memory. 
Patriotic New York has been generous with monuments and statues in 
honor of her sons, but never has she erected one more deserved than is 
this in commemoration of the inestimable services to State and Nation of her 

greatest soldier, Major-General Henry Warner Slocum Genial, 

warm-hearted and familiar, but through his innate dignity restraining ex- 
cesses and exacting the respect due him and his exalted station. We see 
him in the heat of battle, cool, deliberate and self-poised amid the wild ex- 
citement, the awful crash and roar — but mark the change when he discovers 
that 'some one has blundered;' the whole man seems transfigured; there 
is a terrible intensity in the compressed lips, the blazing eyes. It is not the 
joy of conflict, the lust of battle, but rather the outward mark of a relent- 
less will, of a determination to save what the blunder has endangered, to 
triumph for his flag and country. Let the battle roar, the lines surge and 
waver, he never loses his soldierly grasp of the situation. No sudden re- 
verse discourages or dismays 

As General Slocum's command was the first to enter Atlanta, so was it 
the first, in the person of the gallant Gen. Henry A. Barnum and his men, 
to scale the Confederate works and enter the city of Savannah. 

His mid-winter march with heavy wagon-trains and artillery through 
the flooded swamps and across the swollen and bridgeless rivers of the 
Carolinas, was one of General Slocum's great achievements. At Averas- 
boro he won a handsome victory over General Hardee. Near Bentonville, 
Gen. Joe Johnston, discovering that our two wings were moving by di- 
vergent lines, massed his whole force and entrenched in General Slocum's 



382 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

front, intending to surprise him and crush his army. But General Slocum 
was alert and rapidly deployed in line of battle. While his men were hur- 
riedly gathering fence rails for barricades, using their tin plates and cups for 
shovels, the shock of battle broke upon them. Out of the woods in front 
burst the gallant gray lines. Their flags were waving gayly in the sun- 
light; sabres flashed and bayonets gleamed. To our waiting lines front- 
ing the onset it was a thrilling sight. On, though ploughed and torn by our 
artillery, with the steadiness of veterans confident of success, they came. 
Midway across the field they broke into a run and, with the old Confederate 
yell, came sweeping towards us. Suddenly from our ranks leaped sheets 
of living flame. Volley after volley ran flashing, rattling and hissing down 
our lines. Thinned and staggered by the withering fire they wavered, broke 
and went reeling back across the field. Again and again with desperate 
courage they recklessly charged, and though men of the blue and of the 
gray fell side by side, six times were they driven back over a field thickly 
strewn with their wounded and dead. Then, as the sun broke through the 
smoke of battle and bathed our flag in a flood of glory, from our triumph- 
ant lines the old Union cheer burst from the lips of veterans who, in grim 
silence, had fought like heroes and splendidly won the last material battle 
of the Southern Rebellion. 

Bentonville was known as Slocum's battle. Here practically ended his 
military career. The war was over, the Union saved and liberty pro- 
claimed throughout the land, his heart turned longingly towards the pur- 
suits of peace, and he gladly sheathed his sword forever. . . . 

He had proved equal to every trust committed to him. His heart had been 
untouched by intrigue, quarreling, rivalry, envy or disappointed' ambition. 
Unmindful of personal advancement he sought only his country's safety and 
glory. 

As a citizen, though crowned with the lustre of great achievements, he 
bore himself so meekly there was no reminder of the days when his words 
were potent upon fields of mighty conflict. Successful, esteemed and loved, 
he might, had he but consented to "stoop to conquer," have held the high- 
est places within the gift of his countrymen. Amid the cares and responsi- 
bilities of an active life, he took pleasure in guarding with watchful care 
the welfare of the helpless veterans at the State Soldiers' Home, and in 
advancing the educational interests of the children of the city of his adop- 
tion. Time had already whitened the honored head, but had left throbbing 
within the old soldier's breast a great, tender, loving heart. When the 
'taps' sounded and his light went out forever, his City lost her most il- 
lustrious citizen, his State her greatest soldier. 

The dedicatory exercises of New York's Equestrian Statue of 
General Slocum on the Gettysburg field closed here with a bene- 
diction. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 383 

Long before his decease General Slocum chose Colonel William 
F. Fox as Historian of his Twelfth Army Corps. Colonel Fox 
served under General Slocum, at times in both the Twelfth and 
Twentieth Corps; and The New York Monuments Commission 
printed his Life of General Slocum, and his Slocum and His Men, 
following their Report to the State regarding the Monument and 
its Dedication, from which Report the foregoing has been excerpted. 
Included in the Commission's large volume* are Colonel Fox's His- 
tory of the General and his men, with some of the General's cor- 
respondence, and letters received from General Sherman, other offi- 
cers, and citizens in high authority, which were placed in the 
Colonel's hands by the General's family. The following are excerpts 
from Colonel Fox's writings: 

To obtain the higher education which he keenly desired, Henry Warner 
Slocum engaged in business ventures of a minor character which were suc- 
cessful, and at sixteen he secured a position as teacher in a country school. 
He entered the seminary at Cazenovia, N. Y., and afterward 
studied at the State Normal School in Albany. He then returned to Caze- 
novia where he resumed teaching, this time in one of the Public Schools of 
that town. 

General Howard, in his reminiscences of Slocum's life at the Military 
Academy, says: "It was my good fortune, my second year, during Cadet 
Slocum's first class-year, to room on the floor just below him. Of course, 
there was class separation, and I was three years his junior; but he treated 
me with kindness and attention. His individuality especially impressed it- 
self upon me. He expressed himself openly, when it cost so much to do so, 
as an opponent of human slavery. The pro-slavery sentiment at West Point 
was so great at that time that it derogated from one's popularity to express, 
or even be suspected of, abolition sentiments. In spite of the opposition 
thus awakened, and his known attitude against prevailing opinion, Cadet 
Slocum was, nevertheless, highly esteemed by all thoughtful fellow cadets, 
resulting in a lasting respect, which was only deepened by his subsequent 
life."t .... 

Although many of Slocum's classmates entered the Academy with the advan- 
tage of a collegiate education he maintained a high standing in his scholastic 
work and graduated seventh in a class of forty-three. 



*Entitled In Memoriam \ Henry JVarner Slocum \ 1826-1894 I Published by 
Authority of the State of Neiv York, Pages 325, 4to, Illustrated, Albany, 
1904. 

tSee Address of General Howard at the Memorial Services in honor of 
General Slocum, held by Rankin Post, Grand Army of the Republic, at Ply- 
mouth Church, Brooklyn, N. Y. See, also. General Sheridan's Memoirs. 



384 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

With the firing of the first gun on Sumter his former military ambition 
revived. . . . He went to Albany, called upon the Governor and 
tendered his services to the State. He did not ask for a commission as 
brigadier-general or a colonelcy, although he was far better qualified to fill 
either position than most of the men to whom these appointments were given. 
He merely asked for authority to recruit a batte*-;- of light artillery. But the 
Governor, imbued with the optimistic spirit of the hour, gravely informed him 
that the South would be subdued without the use of artillery, and the modest 
application was denied.* . . . 

He accepted commission as Colonel of the 27th Regiment, New 
York Infantry, 21 May, 1861. . . At the Battle of First Bull Run 
his regiment distinguished itself by its efficiency in action and its steadiness 
under a severe fire amid scenes of confusion and panic. Colonel Slocum at- 
tracted favorable attention by the conspicuous gallantry with which he handled 
his regiment in the battle until he was carried off the field, suffering from a 
severe wound. ... In this battle the Twenty-seventh sustained 
a loss of 230 killed, wounded and missing 

The marked efficiency of the regiment in this, the first general engagement of 
the war, furnished ample evidence of the skillful training bestowed upon it 
by its accomplished Colonel. The Government quickly recognized the mili- 
tary ability of the man whose services at Bull Run contrasted so strongly with 
the incapacity and ignorance displayed there by many favorites from whom 
great things had been expected; and before Slocum had recovered from his 
wound he was cheered and gratified by the announcement of his promotion 
to the rank of brigadier.t 

At the start his brigade received some wholesome lessons from the dis- 
ciplinarian who commanded them. For instance, in a letter written home from 
Alexandria, Va., October 11, 1861, Slocum says: "I have been very fortunate 
in securing control of my brigade. One day last week eighteen officers of 
the Sixteenth [New York Regiment] addressed a communication to me rela- 
tive to one of my orders on the subject of depredations on private property. 
They thought it very severe, and 'respectfully demanded' its modification. 
I at once placed every one of them in arrest, and confined them to their tents. 
Within a day or two the most humble apologies commenced pouring in, and 
finally every one was released. But it had a wonderful effect." 

At West Point or Eltham's Landing, May 7, 1862, Franklin's 
Division engaged the enemy, an action in which the conduct of General Slo- 
cum 'was admirable' as described in the official report of his superior. Upon 
the assignment of General Franklin to the command of the newly organized 
Sixth Corps, Slocum succeeded him as General of the division — First Divis- 
ion, Sixth Corps. An old story this — the fortunes of war. In 1861 Slocum 

*See A Historical Sketch of General Slocum's Life by Major William G. 
Tracy, of his Staff. 

fSee, in this and later connections. Volume I of The Slocums of America, 
page 406 et seq. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 385 

was vainly importuning the Governor of his State for a commission as cap- 
tain of artillery. A year later he' rode at the head of one of the finest di- 
visions in the Army of the Potomac. 

. ' . . For conspicuous services rendered by him at Gaines' Mill and 
in the movement to the James, he was promoted to Major-General. . . . 

But it was in the Maryland campaign, which soon followed, that Slocum 
achieved his greatest success as a division general. . . . 

General Franklin finding that he could not use artillery with advantage 
determined to carry the position by an infantry assault. For this purpose he 
selected Slocum's Division, the Second Division — Smith's — being held in re- 
serve. Franklin says in his report that the advance of General Slocum was 
made with admirable steadiness through a well-delivered fire from the bat- 
teries on the [South] Mountain. The line of battle formed, a charge was 
ordered. The men swept forward with a cheer, over the stone wall, dis- 
lodging the enemy and pursuing him up the mountain side to the crest of 
the hill and down the opposite slope. This single charge, sustained as it 
was over a great distance and up a rough ascent of unusual steepness, was 
decisive. The Confederates were driven in the utmost confusion, and al- 
lowed no opportunity to rally until the pass was cleared. Slocum was a con- 
spicuous figure in the charge, his soldierly bearing and fearless exposure 
of his person to the enemy's fire winning enthusiastic praise from the troops 
who fought by his side. 

At the Battle of Chancellorsville, as on other fields, Slocum displayed 
military genius of a high order, and his troops made another record as a 
steady, hard fighting corps. 

An incident at this time came under the writer's [Colonel William F. Fox's] 
observation which was characteristic of the General's methods in handling 
troops on the field. When Williams' Division was ordered out of its breast- 
works to the support of General Sickles during the reconnoissance made by 
the latter on the second day, a regiment of Ruger's Brigade was delayed at 
the passage of a small stream. Owing to this hindrance it fell considerably 
behind the rest of the brigade, and its colonel, anxious to close up, gave the 
order to double-quick. The regiment moved forward at a rapid pace, the 
accoutrements and cooking utensils carried by the men keeping up a rattling, 
jingling accompaniment. Suddenly the rapid hoofbeats of a horse under the 
spur were heard, and the rider wheeled short in front of the column. It 
was Slocum, and his eyes shone with anger or excitement. "Colonel, halt your 
regiment!" he shouted. Then leaning over the side of his saddle he said, 
in low, earnest tones : "Colonel, you must not take your regiment into action 
on the run. I don't want these men to go into the fight tired and out of 
breath. Let them walk. There is no need of all this hurry-" With a severe 
look he regarded the breathless soldiers for a moment, wheeled his horse 
suddenly and was gone. A trifling incident, perhaps; but it illustrates the 

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personal attention which Slocum gave to details when putting his troops 
in action. 

At Gettysburg, the greatest battle of the war, General Slocum occupied 
a prominent position by reason of the important duties assigned him by the 
General commanding. As the senior General in the Army of the Potomac 

he was in command of the Right Wing 

In one of the earlier histories of this battle a writer says that 
Slocum was dilatory in coming on the field. The gross misrepresentation of 
certain facts and evident ignorance of other important ones would require 
no mention here were it not that this untruth, at one time, was accepted and 
repeated to some extent. ........... 

General Meade arrived on the battlefield before daybreak on the morn- 
ing of July second, the second day of the battle. Addressing himself im- 
mediately to the situation he planned an attack, to be made by his right wing 
against rfhe enemy's left. For this purpose he placed the Fifth and Twelfth 
Corps under command of General Slocum, with the Sixth Corps as a sup- 
porting column. The latter was expected to arrive at Gettysburg in time 
for the proposed movement. But General Slocum, however much he might 
have been pleased by such recognition of his military ability, did not allow 
any feeling of pride in this flattering selection of himself to interfere with 
his judgment in the matter. After carefully reconnoitering the position of 
the enemy in his front and the topographical difficulties presented by the in- 
tervening ground, he reported to General Meade that the proposed attack 
was not practicable. General Warren, chief engineer of Meade's staff, con- 
curred in this opinion. The attack was abandoned, and these troops were 
saved from what, in all probability, would have been a defeat, with a terri- 
ble loss of life. The plan afforded Slocum a tempting opportunity to dis- 
tinguish himself, but he possessed moral as well as physical courage. 

When Slocum received the order to abandon Gulp's Hill he informed 
Meade that he had just received word from both Williams and Geary, his 
division generals, that the enemy was in their front in strong force. He 
urgently requested that a division be left to guard the line held by the 
Twelfth Corps, but General Meade would consent to leave but a brigajle 
to defend the position* [Although Meade had more troops massed on his 
left than he could put into action]. 

Slocum's insistence that some troops should be left to hold Gulp's Hill 
was extremely fortunate. Had he not done so Meade's army would soon 
have been overwiielmed in an irretrievable disaster. 

[Confederate General Johnson advanced, drove back the meagre 
force left at Gulp's Hill and, had they advanced a short distance further 
that evening they could have seized Meade's headquarters also]. Johnson 
was heavily reinforced during the night, but when morning came his op- 

*See Address of General Slocum at the Revmion of Greene's Brigade at 
(Gettysburg, July 3, 1893. N^''-^' York at Gettysburg, Vol. I, page 258, Albany, 
1900. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 387 

portunity was gone. At midnight the Twelfth Corps returned and, finding 
their breastworks occupied [by the enemy], went into position covering the 
line of the Baltimore Pike. Slocum gave orders to attack at daybreak, and 
in a few hours, after some of the most brilliant fighting in the war, the 
Twelfth Corps recaptured their works and drove Johnson's forces across 
Rock Creek. The Union right was secure again.* 

[At the close of the fighting of this day came the council of war, and 
General Slocum's terse "Stay and Fight it Out" advice which, being accepted, 
again settled favorably the fate of Gettysburg]. t 

In April, 1864, General Slocum was assigned to the command of the District 
of Vicksburg. . . The position thus assigned was befitting his rank 
and record. As a military command it was an important one, for it em- 
braced bodies of troops outnumbering those of an ordinary army corps. 
Futhermore, as it included a territory wrested from the enemy, it imposed 
duties of a grave responsibility in the management of a dissatisfied people 
and the adjustment of the various civil questions incident to such a condi- 
tion. The Government had selected him for this trying position, relying 
on his superior judgment and administrative ability which, as well as his 
brilliant record in the field, had won for him the confidence of the War 
Department. 

But, in the exercise of his authority, Slocum had to contend with compli- 
cations and annoyances that were extremely distasteful to him as a soldier. 
There were other generals at this time on the Mississippi who held terri- 
torial commands, and Slocum was annoyed repeatedly by orders from these 
officers, all of them juniors in rank, instructing him to detach large bodies 
of troops for purposes regarding which he had little or no knowledge. But 
he stood stoutly on his rights and refused these requests, especially as they 
would have crippled his own command and prevented him from sending 
the expeditions into the enemy's country which he had been commanded to 
make. 

General Sherman, also, misled by false information, wrote Slocum in re- 
gard to a certain matter, notifying him that if it was not attended to "you 
need not expect military favors from General Grant or myself!" But Slocum 
was the last man to shape his line of action by expected favors, and in his 
answer to Sherman said: "Without any particular desire to secure favors 
from yourself or any other person, I shall continue faithful in the discharge 
of my duty which, I think, you readily perceive a very disagreeable and 

*See General Howard's Address at the Memorial Service, Plymouth Church, 
Brooklyn, April 29, 1894, in which he said: . . . Slocum's resolute in- 
sistence upon leaving General Greene and his brigade, when General Meade 
directed that the whole Twelfth Corps be sent to his left, — this insistence 
followed by Greene's marvelous night battle, and Slocum's organized work 
and engagement of the ensuing early morning, in my judgment, saved the 
Battle of Gettysburg 

tFor much additional evidence and detail regarding Gettysburg, and Gen- 
eral Slocum's subsequent military services, see Col. Fox's writings, and other 
references in this sketch, including Volume I of History of the Slocums. 



388 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

difficult one when 3011 compare the different orders issued to me by General 
Canby with those issued by yourself." Sherman, finding that his source 
of information " the Atlanta paper of the 25th" was not to be relied on 
wrote Slocum an explanatory and somewhat apologetic letter which closed 
the incident.* 

But Slocum was needed at the front again. He was appointed to the com- 
mand of the Twentieth Corps, then on the Atlanta Campaign; turned over 
his duties at Vicksburg August 14, 1864, closed his affairs there, and hastened 
to join Sherman's army. 

Slocum arrived at the camps of the Twentieth Corps August 27th, 
his appearance being greeted with enthusiastic cheers. The Gettysburg and 
Chancellorsville veterans were especially prominent in this demonstration, 
as they rejoiced greatly at the prospect of serving under their old commander 
again. 

General Slocum was the first to enter and take possession of Atlanta. 
Here he remained over two months, being occupied with provost duties and 
in organizing expeditions into the country for gathering supplies for his 
command. . . Preparations were made for the movement through 
Georgia to Savannah. For this purpose the army was divided into two separate 
commands, designated respectively the Right and Left Wing. The former, 
composed of the Army of the Tennessee, was placed under General Howard; 
the latter, made up of two Corps from the Army of the Cumberland — Four- 
teenth and Twentieth — was assigned to General Slocum. 

The March to the Sea began November 15th. One week before, he wrote 
a letter to his family describing some of the scenes of preparation and other, 
closing as follows: "I wish for humanity's sake that this sad war could 
be brought to a close. While laboring to make it successful, I shall do 
all in my power to mitigate its horrors." 

General Slocum held now the highest command in his military career, 
that of a separate army [The Army of Georgia]. The able manner in 
which he conducted his forces justified his selection for this responsible po- 
sition. 

At Savannah, Hardee had one avenue of escape — across the Savannah 
River to the North. As the left of Slocum's Army rested on the river, he 
made a demonstration against this one line by which the enemy might re- 
treat, and had he secured his desired permission he would have placed a 
strong body of troops across it. But Sherman had a different arrangemeiit 
in mind, and went to Beaufort to secure the co-operation of some troops 
for his purpose. During his absence Hardee, alarmed by the threatening 
movement of one of Slocum's brigades towards his rear, evacuated the city, 
and withdrew his forces in safety. Crossing the river, he reached a cause- 
way through a swamp, his one and only way of escape. Had Slocum's sug- 

*General Slocum's orders during his command of the District of Vicks- 
burg are of historical value. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 389 

gestion been adopted, the entire garrison would have been compelled to 
surrender within a short time. Upon the evacuation a division of Slocum's 
Twentieth Corps was the first to enter the City, and to these troops was ac- 
corded the privilege of remaining there on Provost duty, as at Atlanta, while 
the army lay outside the town. 

In January, 1865, Sherman's two armies started northward on the cam- 
paign of the Carolinas, with the ultimate intention of joining the Army of 
the Potomac at Petersburg, or co-operating with it. This campaign was 
the most remarkable one in the history of the War for its duration, the num- 
ber of miles marched, and the hardships encountered by the soldiers. It 
was undertaken at the most inclement season of the year in that climate. 

Though the pontoon trains were sufficient for bridging any stream 
on the line of march, they were useless in the wide areas of flooded low- 
lands. The soldiers were obliged to wade repeatedly through long stretches 
of deep and chilling water, often exposed to the gun fire of the enemy. 

In passing through North Corolina, Slocum, yet in command of the Left 
Wing, encountered Hardee's forces near Averasborough. An engagement, 
one of the minor battles of the War, ensued, in which Slocum defeated Har- 
dee handsomely and drove him from the field. Three days later, Gen. Jos. E. 
Johnston, having united and intrenched his scattered forces, attacked Slocum 
at Bentonville. The Confederate leader, having over 20,000 veterans un- 
der his command, hoped that by a sudden dash upon the Left Wing he 
could defeat that Army before it could receive assistance from the Right 
Wing, then many miles distant. But Slocum, wary and cautious, quickly 
divined the intention of his antagonist. Recalling his advance and bringing 
forward his divisions in the rear, he drew his forces into position quickly 
and repulsed Johnston's fierce onslaught. When night came he was still 
in possession of the field. The next day he was reinforced by troops sent 
to his support by General Howard. There was some desultory fighting, 
and then Johnston retreated to Raleigh. Another victory was added to 
Slocum's record. 

The careful, methodical action which always characterized Slocum's move- 
ments when about to encounter the enemy in force was well displayed at 
Bentonville. When the General found that a battle was imminent he halted 
until he could bring up all his available forces, and in the meantime as- 
certain the position of the enemy. General Kilpatrick, who was in command 
of the cavalry, urged Slocum strongly to make a bold dash and clear the 
Confederates out of the way as he (Slocum) had done at Averasborough. 
Had he done so he would have invited a serious disaster. But rejecting the 
advice thus offered he said, significantly: "General Kilpatrick, I don't pro- 
pose to advance farther until I know just what is on my flanks." The 
doughty cavalryman looked thoughtful for a moment, and then hurried away 
to obtain this highly important information. 

Hon. Joseph B. Foraker, United States Senator from Ohio, who was a 
member of Slocum's staff on this Campaign, says that Major Moseley, also 
of the staff, suggested to Slocum that he should order the advance division 



3gO THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

to charge the enemy and clear the road ; that there could not possibly be 
a very strong force in front; that if the General waited for his other forces 
to come up a whole day would be lost, and that if it should turn out that 
there was nothing in front to justify such caution it would injure the prestige 
of the Left Wing. Slocum replied earnestly: "I can afford to be charged 
with being dilatory or over cautious, but I cannot afford the responsibility 
of a Ball's Bluff affair."* 



*See Battles and Leaders of the Civil JVar, Volume IV, p. 693, New York: 
The Century Co., 1888. 

Also see The Atlantic Monthly, September, 1882, pages 389-400, wherein 
Gen. Alexander C. McClurg, who was in Gen. Slocum's command, under 
the heading 'The Last Chance of the Confederacy' ably wrote of the Battle 
of Bentonville, and the Union forces which there fought the last significant 
battle of the war and won a signal victory. It reads in part as follows: 

The inhospitable rains of the South had poured down incessantly 
and unfriendly mud had met us in every road. Layer after layer of corduroy 
had disappeared in the ooze, as each hundred of our heavy wagons passed 
over them. The streams, faithful to their States, had risen into torrents, 
and swept away our pontoon bridges. Supplies were few, and shoes and 
hats and coats had been worn out and lost. The pride and pomp and cir- 
cumstance of glorious war had disappeared, and the whole command was 
ragged and tattered. Here a Confederate coat and there a Confederate 
hat did duty on a Federal back and head, while many a valiant Union 
warrior went hatless and shoeless. But a hardier and knottier lot of men 
never carried musket or helped a wagon out of the mire. Years of hard- 
ship and exposure and fighting had sifted out the weak and the sickly, and 
nothing but the toughest material was left. The deeper the mud and the 
harder the march, the jollier they were; and a heavier rain pouring down 
on them as they went into camp, or a wetter swamp than usual to lie down 
in, only brought out a louder volley of jokes. An army of military Mark 
Tapleys [See Dickens' 'Martin Chuzzlewit'], they strode onward, uncom- 
plaining and jolly under the most difficult circumstances possible. 

General Sherman supposed 'all danger was over' [See his Me- 
moir s'\. 

For once General Sherman had reckoned without his host, and that host 
was Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, whose hospitalities Gen. Sherman had known 
and respected the year before, in all the long campaign from Chattanooga 
to Atlanta. The Confederate president had but recently recalled Gen. John- 
ston from undeserved retirement and placed him in command of all the 
Confederate troops in that region, with instructions to "concentrate all avail- 
able forces, and drive back Sherman." . . The event proved that when 
Gen. Sherman supposed 'all danger over' these forces had been, unknown 
to him, well concentrated on his left flank and front, and within striking 
distance. Once more these two foemen, well worthy of each other's steel, 
were to try conclusions; and this time with the odds largely in favor of 
the Confederate chieftain. 

CJeneral Sherman's army [two armies, called Right and Left Wing] con- 
sisted of between fifty-seven and fifty-eight thousand men, not seventy thou- 
sand as Gen. Johnston states in his narrative. On the morning of 19 March, 
this force was situated as follows: two divisions of the Fourteenth Army 
Corps, mustering a little over eight thousand men, and constituting the ad- 
vance of the Left Wing, were near Bentonville on the direct road from 
Averasboro to Goldsboro. Two divisions of the Twentieth Corps, also about 
eight thousand men, had encamped eight miles in the rear of the advance 
divisions on the same road — a terrible stretch of almost impassable mire lying 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 39 1 

To General Slocum's credit, it should be said that he did what he could 
to maintain a proper state of discipline in his own command. Major William G. 
Tracy, of his staff, states that "during the March to the Sea, and northward, 
so far as was in his power. General Slocum endeavored to restrain unneces- 

^ ■ ■■- ■■■-■—.. _■■-_ ■ 

between the two commands. The two remaining divisions of these Corps 
were escorting and guarding the supply trains, some miles further to the 
south and rear. The Right Wing was similarly scattered on roads lying 
five to ten miles south of , the road on which the Left Wing was advancing. 
Gen. Sherman had been marching for several days with the Left and 
exposed Wing, and on the night of the i8th [March, 1865] his headquarters, 
as well as those of Gen. Slocum, who commanded the Left Wing, had been 
pitched within the lines of the Fourteenth Army Corps. On the morning of 
the iptli he had determined to ride southward to the Right Wing composed 
of the Fifteenth and Seventeenth Corps, and push them on rapidly in ad- 
vance to Goldsboro. He did not leave, however, until after the leading 
division had moved out and at perhaps half past seven o'clock he and Gen. 
Slocum, with Gen. Jefferson C. Davis commanding the Fourteenth Corps, 
sat together upon their horses at the cross-roads, listening to the signs of 
opposition which already came up from the front. Something impressed the 
soldierly instinct of Gen. Davis with the belief that he was likely to en- 
counter more than the usual cavalry opposition, and he said as much to 
Gen. Sherman. The latter, after listening attentively a moment or two, re- 
plied in his usual brisk, nervous, and positive way: "No, Jeff; there is 
nothing there but Dibbrell's cavalry. Brush them out of the way. Good 
morning. I'll meet you to-morrow morning at Cox's Bridge." And away he 
rode, with his slender staff, to join Howard and the Right Wing. It proved 
that three days yet lay between us and Cox's Bridge. .... 

also that two divisions and a brigade, with a batteryof artillery 
— in all, less than ten thousand men of Gen. Sherman's Army — were face 
to face with an overwhelming force of the enemy (somewhere between 
twenty-five and forty thousand men) who had chosen their own ground, 
strengthened it with field-works, and placed their artillery in position. Con- 
fident and prepared (to crush the Union army a division at a time) they 
awaited the order to advance, while we were deceived and surprised. 

Their cavalry in front were stubborn. . . Even the 
organized parties of foragers, the historical 'bummers' of Sherman's army, men 
who generally made short work of getting through a thin curtain of cavalry, 
when chickens and pigs and corn and sweet potatoes were on the other side — 
even these renowned troopers fell back, dispirited, behind our skirmishers, 
and lined the roadsides. ........... 

but General Slocum went energetically to work to prepare for 
the most vigorous defensive fighting possible. Every precaution was taken 
and the men all along our line were in the act of throwing up hasty field- 
works when the attack came upon us like a whirlwind. . . . _ 

Attack after attack was gallantly met and repulsed. 
North Carolina and Virginia colors were captured . . . our troops 
fought behind and in front of their hastily built and frail breastworks 

there were not men enough to support them on the left 

they were there attacked in the rear . . . wheeled 
and fought both ways . . . and held their ground 
and the golden opportunity of the enemy upon our left was lost. 

Considering the great disaster which was imminent, and which was 
averted, it is not too much to claim for the Battle of Bentonville by Gen. 
Slocum's command, that it was one of the most decisive of the lesser battles 
of the war. 



392 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

sary pillage and injury to the inhabitants of the country, but never received 
the credit due for such efforts, for he liad but scant sympathy in that regard 
from his superior officer."* 

General Slocum's Army was disbanded and most of its regiments 
mustered out of service at the close of the Civil War. His farewell 
to his men who had so nobly answered to his commands, is embraced 
in his General Orders, No. 15, dated at Washington, D. C, June 
6, 1865. In his Life of General Slocurn Colonel Fox continues: 

After a brief leave of absence he returned to Vicicsburg where he assumed 
command of the military Department of the Mississippi. Here he exercised his 
administrative ability in alleviating so far as possible the unhappy condi- 
tions incidental to a long and terrible war, the effects of which had been 
especially disastrous to the people in that district. Under his able guidance 
a peaceful condition of affairs was soon restored and business was resumed in 
all its various branches. 

But the position and its duties were in too strong a contrast with his 
four years of active life in the field. The routine at Vicksburg became irk- 
some and burdensome in the extreme. An intense longing for home and the 
attractions of civil life possessed him. He had defended his country well 
in its time of trial, and now that there was no further need of his services 
he felt at liberty to resign his commission [He resigned September 28, 1865]. 

A position in the Regular Army suitable to his previous rank and record was 
tendered by the Government, but he declined the honor, expressing his high ap- 
preciation of this further recognition of his services. After a brief stay 
at Syracuse, N. Y., his former home, he moved to the City of Brooklyn, where 



Never before, in all the long struggle, had fortune and circumstance so 
united to favor the Confederate Gen. Johnston, and never before had hope 
shone so brightly with him . . . but, as the sun went down that 
night, it undoubtedly carried with it, in the mind of Gen. Johnston at least, 
the last hopes of the Southern Confederacy. 

In the battle of the first day, out of ten thousand men actually 
engaged on our side, we lost during the afternoon 1,200; and Gen. Johnston, 
in his narrative, admits a loss on his side of 1,915. In all the fighting of 
the next two days, we lost in our whole army a little over 400 men; and 
Johnston states his loss at 428. These figures easily show when the severe 
fighting was done. . . . It is due to the gallant troops who so 
heroically did their duty in that deadly breach, and to the commanding 
officers — to Henry W. Slocum, to Jefferson C. Davis, to Morgan and Carlin, 
and their brigade commanders — whose cool judgment and quick intelligence 
aided to contluct tlie fight to so fortunate an end, that the truth about the 
Battle of Bentonville, as about all other battles, should be told; as it has 
not been toKi lieretofore about the former. 

♦Address at the General Slocum Memorial Service, All Souls Church, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., May 4, 1894. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 393 

he soon became connected with business enterprises of an extensive charac- 
ter. 

Although he had no aspirations for a political life and made no efforts 
to promote his interests in this direction, political honors were conferred upon 
him. In 1868 his name was placed on the State ticket as a Presidential 
Elector; and the next year he was sent to the U. S. Congress from a Brook- 
lyn district. He was re-elected in 1870; and in 1883 was elected Congress- 
man-at-Large from the State of New York by a flattering majority. In 
the discharge of his duties at the National Capitol he paid little attention to 
the details of petty legislation, but was always prominently identified with 
measures relating to the army, the welfare of the veterans, and the various 
questions arising from conditions engendered by the Civil War. He took ac- 
tive part in securing the passage of the bill granting a second court of inquiry 
in the case of Gen. Fitz John Porter, which resulted in the reinstatement 
of that officer in the Regular Army with his former rank and position. In 
this generous action he had the concurrence of General Grant and, also, 
the approval of every thoughtful student of history. . . ... 

General Slocum served three terms in Congress and then, find- 
ing that his private business required his entire time and attention, he de- 
clined renomination. 

In every enterprise entrusted to his management he displayed an ad- 
ministrative ability which won the confidence and respect of the entire 
business community within which he operated. His success as an executive 
officer was demonstrated in the development of the 'Crosstown' surface 
railroad system which, under his management became the most profitable 
line in the city. He was a large stockholder in other lines, and was Presi- 
dent of the Brooklyn and Coney Island Railroad Company 

Among other investments which occupied his attention, he was Director 
in the People's Trust Company, The Williamsburg City Fire Insurance 
Company, the Hecker-Jones-Jewell Milling Company, and the Coombs, Crosby 
and Eddy Company. 

He served also until his death as a member of the New York State Monu- 
ments Commission for the Battlefield of Gettysburg He was a 

member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, and held for one term 
the highest office in the Commandery of New York. . . . Also took promi- 
nent interest in the Brooklyn Club. 

He served on the Brooklyn Board of Education, and said to his 
friends "a man can do more good in helping the children to be taught well 
than he can in commanding an army." .... 

[He remembered the children in his will; directing that $5,000 be paid 
to the Children's Aid Society of Brooklyn, and $5,000 to the Brooklyn Society 
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children]. 

[He was one of the Trustees of the first New York and Brooklyn Bridge, 
and active in other local and general enterprises]. 

Upon the news of his death the House of Representatives at Washington 



394 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

passed resolutions expressing profound regret, and an acknowledgment of the 
loss which the Nation had sustained. Both the Senate and Assembly at 
Albany passed similar resolutions, and adjourned as a token of respect, 
the lower house having appointed a committee to attend the funeral. The 
Common Council of the City of Brooklyn took appropriate action, and or- 
dered that business in the public buildings be suspended on the day of the 
funeral. The Military Order of the Loyal Legion issued an obituary pamph- 
let, and many Posts in the Grand Army of the Republic — some of them in 
other States — passed resolutions testifying to the loss which the veterans of 
the war had sustained in the death of their friend and advocate. 

The funeral was held at the Church of the Messiah, where the exercises 
were conducted in accordance with the solemn ritual of the Episcopal service. 
On the conclusion of the ceremonies in the Church, the remains were placed 
on a gun-carriage and, covered by the flag he so well defended, were es- 
corted to Greenwood Cemetery by a large body of troops from the Regular 
Army and National Guard, under command of Col. Loomis L. Langdon, 
First United States Artillery. The imposing military pageant, with the 
funereal music of the bands, made a deep impression on the silent throngs of 
citizens who lined the route along which the procession moved. At the 
Cemetery four volleys were fired by a battery of artillery, a bugle sounded 
'Taps' and the hero was at rest. 

• • • • • • • • ■ •• • •_• 

Shortly after the death of Gen. Henry Warner Slocum a move- 
ment was started to erect a monument to his memory in Brooklyn. 
Several meetings were held and were attended by many leading 
citizens. It was decided to have the memorial consist of a massive 
bronze statue, its location to be chosen by the city authorities. It 
was at first intended to raise the funds by popular subscription, but 
this idea was abandoned, and the entire matter was taken in charge 
by the municipality. A law was enacted in 1895 authorizing an 
issue of bonds to erect the statue 'at a cost not to exceed thirty thou- 
sand dollars. Frederick MacMonnies, the sculptor, born in Brook- 
lyn and having a studio in Paris, was commissioned to mold and 
supervise the casting of an equestrian statue. It was completed and 
shipped from France late in 1902; and for some time was stored on 
the East Side Lands pending the construction of the pedestal. This 
work was much delayed. The site of this Monument was located 
by the Department of Parks of the Boroughs of Brooklyn and 
Queens, City of New York, at the intersection of Eastern Parkway 
and Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn ; and its pedestal was there built of 
Maine granite, nineteen feet long and eight feet wide. Its height 
raises the tip of the General's sword twenty-five feet above the pave- 
ment. Bronze chains, artistically wrought, encircle the foundation 




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from granite posts. The Monument was unveiled with due cere- 
monies Memorial Day, 30 May, 1905, with the following pro- 
gram excepting the music. Invocation by Rt. Rev. Bishop Frederick 
Burgess. Presentation of Statue, Commissioner Michael J. Kennedy. 
Unveiling of Statue by Gertrude Slocum, granddaughter less than 
six j^ears of age. Acceptance of Statue in Behalf of the City, by 
George B. McClellan, Mayor. Address, by Theodore Roosevelt, 
President. Benediction, by Rt. Rev. Bishop Charles E. McDonnell. 

The family of General Henry Warner Slocum, after his death, 
published for private distribution some of the many tributes to his 
memory, in an octavo volume of 126 pages. It includes addresses 
by Rev. R. S. Storrs, D. D., Maj.-Gen. O. O. Howard, U. S. A., 
Major W. G. Tracy, of his army staff, and Gen. Stewart L. Wood- 
ford; Editorials of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, The Brooklyn Stand- 
ard-Union, and The Brooklyn Citizen; Resolutions of the U. S. 
Congress; of The Legislature of The State of New York, both 
Houses; of The Common Council of the City of Brooklyn; of the 
Board of Supervisors of Kings County, New York; of the various 
companies, orders and institutions of which he had been a member; 
also resolutions of various Posts of The Grand Army of The Re- 
public, Military Associations, etc., of New York and other States. 

It has been the custom for many years, but probably to a greater 
degree latterly than formerly, to give the name of a prominent man 
to children and to objects, either in honor of the man whose 
name is so used or to honor the person or object so named. This 
has been the case with the name of General Slocum. Probably the 
most enduring object named in his honor, is Fort Slocum, a strong 
fortification on an island at the western part of Long Island Sound, 
southward from New Rochelle, New York, and guarding the ap- 
proach to New York City by the eastern end of East River or 
Strait. A large and elegant pleasure excursion steamboat named 
General Slocum was very popular about the harbor of New York 
City for several years, then was accidentally burned near North 
Brother Island, East River, with great loss of life 15 June, 1904. 
A Free Kindergarten was established in Brooklyn in 1894 ^"d 
named the Slocum Kindergarten in honor of the man who did so 
much for the children. A large United States ship for transport- 
ing soldiers and army supplies during the Spanish War and since 
bears the name Slocum. Also the large, strong United States Army 



396 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

Tug Slocum did good service i8 April, 1906, in taking the battalion 
of the 22nd Infantry, U. S. A., from Fort McDowell, Angel Island, 
to San Francisco to support the civil authorities and aid the earth- 
quake sufferers; also in policing the wharf line. The 23 November, 
1906, this U. S. A. Tug Slocum brought the disabled U. S. Trans- 
port Sheridan into San Francisco Harbor from the rocks of Barber's 
Point, Hawaiian Islands — ^which service brings to mind the saving 
of the youth Sheridan for his brilliant career in the U. S. Army during 
the Civil War, by the youth Slocum aiding him to make his necessary 
grade while they were both cadets at West Point. 

The children of Gen. Henry Warner and Clara (Rice) Slocum, 
are: 

i. Caroline, born ; died 20 October, 1856, in Charleston, South 

Carolina, and was there buried. 

ii. Florence Elizabeth, b. 24 July, 1859, in Syracuse, N. Y. Mar- 
ried Henry P. Kingsbury, now (1907) Lt.-Col. U. S. A., at Ft. 
Robinson, Nebr. They have children: Clara, Slocum, and Eliza- 
beth. 

iii. Henry Warner, b. 28 May, 1862, in Syracuse, N. Y. He was 
educated in different private schools, mostly in Brooklyn, and 
was graduated A. B. at Yale College, Class of 1883. He played 
baseball and football in his college team; and he became champ- 
ion of the United States at lawn tennis in 1887-88. He studied 
law, was admitted to the Bar, and practiced that profession un- 
til 1892, since which time he has been engaged in banking 
and brokerage business in New York City. He mar. at Arrochar, 
Staten Island, 24 Oct., i888, Grace, dau. of Henry and Emma 
Edsall. They have (1907) children: i. Gertrude, b. 24 Oct., 
1889. 2. Nathalie, b. 24 July, 1893. 

iv. Clarence Rice, b. 22 June, 1871, in Brooklyn, N. Y. Mar. 6 Apr., 
1893, Anne Louise Boyle. Early in 1903 he was appointed U. 
S. Consul to Weimar, Germany, where he remained about 
eighteen months; was then transferred to Warsaw, Russia, for 
two years; then to Boma, Kongo Free State, Africa. He is now 
(1907) Consul at Zittau, Cjermany. They have children: i. 
Hope, b. 26 Apr., 1905. 2. Florence, b. 22 Aug., 1906, in Berlin. 



527A (527) 

Katherin May" Slocum {Lewis //./ died 27 November, i8g4. 
aged 66 years, and ivife Jane C. Morgan, died I J June, 1890, aged 
S6 years. Thoinas' Slocum, Benjamin!'' John.^ Benjamin,'^ Eleazer? 
Giles,- Anthony,^) was born 13 December, 1870, in Pittsburg, Penn- 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 397 

sylvania. She married Ross Haugh, who is 1906 in employ of The 
United States Glass Company, Pittsburg. Children: 

i. Jean Marguerite Haugh, born 3 October, 1895. 
ii. Elizabeth Slocum Haugh, born 29 September, 1898. 



528A (528) 

James Harold'' Slocum {William C./ Tho??ifis,' Benjamin,^ 
John/ Benjamin* Eleazer/ Giles,- Anthony,^) was born 2 August, 
1854, i" Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and was reared from the age of 
twelve years in Newcastle, Pa. He was married 22 September, 
1881, in Pittsburg, to Mary B, Wragg. He is now (1906) pri- 
vate secretary of William E. Corey, President of the United States 
Steel Company, office New York City, residence Montclair, New 
Jersey, Children: 

i. Roy Laishly, b. 30 Jan., 1884, at Homestead, Pa. He is a me- 
chanical engineer, 
ii. Harriet Elizabeth, born at Homestead, Pa., 10 March, 1886. 
iii. Mary Jeanette, born 18 October, 1888, at Homestead, Pennsyl- 
vania. Died 6 April, 1894. 
iv. Edwin Lyon, born at Homestead, Pa., 17 Jan., 1892. 
V. James Harold, born 12 March, 1895, at Homestead. 



528B (528) 

Frank Shook'' Slocum {William C/ Thomas/ Benjamin,^ 
John;' Benjamin,'^ Eleazer,^ Giles,- Anthony,^) was born lO July, 
1867, in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Lived with parents in New 
Castle, Pa., from 1869 to 1886, then went to Homestead, Pa., 
where he remained until 1890. He was in the employ of the Carn- 
egie Steel Company from 1887 to 1890; then of the Apollo Iron 
and Steel Co., as chemist 1890-91 ; then of the Jones and Laughlin 
Steel Company, Pittsburg, as chief chemist, 1891-1900; then Super- 
intendent of Open Hearth, steel department of the same company, 
1 900- 1 90 1, when he was appointed their Special Agent, which po- 
sition he yet (1907) holds. He was married 31 January, 1893, 
to Fannie, daughter of John H. and Rebecca Williams, of Home- 
stead, Pa. They reside in Pittsburg, Pa., (1906) without children; 
and where he is a member of the Duquesne and Monongahela En- 
gineers Society of Western Pennsylvania; also of the Royal Ar- 
canum. 



398 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

528C (528) 

Harry E.^ Slocum {William C./ Thomas,'' Benjamin f' John,^ 
Benjamin,* Eleazer/ Giles/ Anthony j^) was born lO April, 1875, 
in Nevv Castle, Pa., where he was reared until the age of seven 
years; then in Homestead, Pa., until 1893. He entered the employ 
of the National Tube Works of McKeesport, Pa., in 1893 as as- 
sistant chemist. In 1898 he engaged as assistant chief chemist at 
the Jones and Laughlin Blast Furnaces, Pittsburg, which position 
he held until 1900, when he was chosen Chief Chemist at the Jones 
and Laughlin Steel Company, where he yet (1907) remains- Was 
married 10 October, 1899, to Alberta, daughter of Henry Hart- 
man, of McKeesport. He is a member of the Royal Arcanum and 
American Mechanic Lodges. Child : 

i. Mildred, born 19 February, 1901, at McKeesport, Pa. 



529A (529) 

Susan Jane» Beck (James Beck died 10 March, 1898, and 
wife, Martha Elizabeth^ Slocum, Thomas,'' Benjamin,^ John,^ Ben- 
jamin,* Eleazer,^ Giles, ^ Anthony,'^) was born 27 August, 1865, 
in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. She was married 1 1 July, 1888, to 
James A. Kirk, M. D., of Columbus, Ohio, Medical College, class 
1883, resident of Carrick, Pa. Children: 

i. George Morrill Kirk, born 7 June, 1889. 

ii. Charles Slocum Kirk, born 8 July, 1891. 

iii. Leila Margaret Kirk, born 3 June, 1894. 

iv. Ida McElroy Kirk, born 18 June, 1899. 



530 (530) 

Harriet Ann^ Slocum {Thomas," Benjamin,*^ John/ Benja- 
min,* Eleazer/ Giles/ Anthony/) born 9 April, 1840, in Zanesville, 
Ohio ; reared in Pittsburg, Pa. ; married first James Alexander who 
died in 1865. She married second Henry Shook. Children. 

i. Agnes Alexander, born 29 June, 1857; m. Andrew Burt 24 Jan., 
1875. Reside in Pittsburg. Children: i. Wesley C. ; d. aged 
about 3 years. 2. Henry, d. aged about 3 months. 3. Benjamin 
Franklin, b. 10 Nov., 1881. 4. Ida Blanch, b. 26 Dec, 1885. 

ii. Thomas Slocum Alexander, b. 3 May, 1859; d. 7 Sept., 1895. 

iii. Harry Willard Alexander, b. 19 Jan., i86i; d. 17 Nov., 1886. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 399 

532A (532) 

Ruth Miller^ Slocum {Rev. Daniel,^ Eleazer^ Ehenzzer,^ 
Charles,^ Ebenezer,^ Eleazer,^ Giles,- Anthony j"^) born 4 December, 
1835, in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. By her marriage with 
John Potter Reed, a cotton spinner, born 23 February, 1 841, died 
18 January, 1898, at Westerly, R. I., there was born one child, 
Susanna Reed, born 4 August, 1872, who 1907 lives in Providence, 
R. I. Ruth was divorced from Mr. Reed, and married third, about 
1896, in Carolina, R. I., John W. Hoxie. He died in 1903. 



534A (534) 

Eleazer^ Slocum {Ebenezer,^ died 11 April, 1S91, Eleazer,'' 
Ebenezer,^ Charles,^ Ebenezer,^ Eleazer^ Giles,' Anthony,^) was 
born 26 May, 1831, in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Married 
Katherin Dailey in Providence, R. I., where they resided; and where 
they died, she 10 July, 1906, he 12 October, 1906. Children: 

i. James Francis, b. 3 Aug., 1857; died 3 Aug., 1858. 

ii. Mary, born 24 Dec, 1858; died 29 Jan., 1865. 

iii. James Francis, born 4 May, i860; d. 4 Jan., 1900, unmarried. 

iv. Katherin J., b. 16 Nov., 1862, Providence, unmarried in 1907. 



535 (535) 

Hon. Charles Allen^ Slocum {Eleazer/ Ebenezer,^ Charles,^ 
Ebenezer,^ Eleazer,^ Giles,- Anthony,^) born 9 March, 1804, in 

Exeter, Rhode Island; married Lydia S. Olney. They died . 

Of their children since the publication of Volume I, viz.: 

i. Sara A.; m. Barnes. Resided in Greenville, R. I., with large 

family, 
ii. Lydia A.; m. Abram Smith, of Gloucester, R. I., in June, 1862. 
They resided in Olney ville. Children: i. Percy Dinsmore, b. 
15 Sept., 1863. He petitioned the January, 1895, session of the 
Rhode Island General Assembly for the change of his name 
from Smith to Slocum, and by enactment it was so done. A 

lawyer. 2. Charles, b. . 

iii. ZiBA O. A lawyer. Was several years Attorney General of Rhode 
Island, five years State Senator, and held other offices. He was 
nominated for Governor in 1885 on the Democratic Ticket, and 
was defeated at the polls. He m. 5 Sept., 1864, Eliza Greene, 
b. 9 July, 1840, dau. of Thomas and Syrena (Sprague). He 
died , without children, at his home in Providence. 



400 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

iv. Candace W. D.; m. George Hunt and lived at Thayer, Nebr. 

V. Mary E. F. ; m. John A Staples, of Chepachet, R. I. No children, 

vii. Ella E. ; m. Luther Laraway and had children, at Chepaohet. 



546 (546) 

Robert** Slocum {Micaiah'' George,'^ Abraham,^ Ebenezer* 
Eleazer,^ Giles, "^ Anthony,^) was born 13 June, 1825, in Sherman, 
Fairfield County, Connecticut. For data of marriage, etc., see Vol- 
ume I. He enlisted against the Southern Secession at Owego, New 
York, 3 December, 1864, as private in Co. F, 8th Regiment, New 
York Artillery, Colonel Joseph W. Holmes. This Company was 
assigned to the Second Brigade, Second Division of the Second 
Corps, Army of the Potomac, and saw active service at Spotsylvania 
and the rapidly succeeding engagements leading to the siege and 
capture of Petersburg, and the surrender of General Lee. He was 
seized with pneumonia before Petersburg; was in field hospital for 
some time, then was transferred to Baltimore, with typhoid compli- 
cation and with inflammatory rheumatism supervening. He was 
honorably discharged 12 Scptemher, 1865; but was obliged to move 
on crutches several months afterward. His heart suffered organic 
affection, from which he dropped in street and suddenly expired 4 
January, 1881. He was a man of good principles. Children: 

546A. i. Amity E., born 20 Feb., 1857; m. Theron B. Osterhout. 
546B. ii. Emma J., born 11 Feb., i860; m. Solonos Dykeman. 

iii. Orland Stevens, born 6 Dec, 1862, in Herrick, Bradford Co., Pa. 

Mar. Henrietta Lane about 1885. They 1906 reside at Brookton, 

N. Y. Children: i. Robert. 2. Nellie. 3. Ralph. 4. Mary. 

5. Edna. 6. Grace. 

iv. Morgan Lewis, born 15 May, 1866, in Orwell, Bradford Co., 

Pa. Resides 1906 at Willseyville, N. Y., unmarried. 
V. Amanda, born Sept., 1869; m. i6 Jan., 1894, Rev. E. D. Cava- 
naugh, of the Wyoming, N. Y., Conference of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church. P. O. 1906 Owego, N. Y. No children, but 
an adopted one, Sadie Mae, b. 10 May, 1897. 
vi. Margaret, b. 23 Oct., 1873, in Candor, Tiago Co., N. Y. Mar. 4 
July, 1893, A. W. Brooks, of Brooklyn, Mich., where they 1906 
reside. Children: Nannette, b. Dec, 1896. George Alfred, 

b. . 

vii. Mary, b. 26 Oct., 1879, in Candor, N. Y. Mar. Apr., 1900, Lester 
Howard. They reside 1906 on a farm near Willseyville, 
N. Y. Children: i. Floyd. 2. Ellen Katherin. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 4OI 

546A 546 

Amity Elizabeth^ Slocum {Robert,^ Micaiah,' George,^ Abra- 
ham,^ Ebenezer,^ Eleazer^ Giles j" Anthony,^) was born 20 Febru- 
ary, 1857, in Bradford Counay, Pennsylvania. She married i Feb- 
ruary, 1882, in Candor, Tiago County, New York, Theron Bar- 
num Osterhout, son of David and Elizabeth (Barnum) Osterhout, 
formerly of Lake Winola, Pa., where he was born. They went to 
Colorado soon after marriage. Now (igo6) reside on a farm near 
Las Animas, Bent County, Colo. Children: 

i. David Robert Osterhout, born 19 April, 1883. 

ii. George Elwin Osterhout, born 23 March, 1885. 

iii. Katherin Bressler Osterhout, born 21 June, 1887. 

Iv. Mary Alice Osterhout, born 18 January, 1890. 

V. Laura Ruth Osterhout, born 20 March, 1899. 



546B 546 

Emma Jane^ Slocum {Robert,^ Micaiah,' George,^ Abraham,^ 
Ebenezer,* Eleazer^ Giles,- Anthony,'^) was born 11 February, i860, 
in Rush, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Was married in Will- 
se3rville, Tioga County, New York, 24 March, 1881, to Solonos 
Dykeman, born 4 March, 1857, son of Orin and Elizabeth (Bo- 
gardus) Dykeman, of Candor, N. Y., where all of Emma's children 
were born. They now (1906) reside on a farm near Willseyville. 
All are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Children: 

i. Edith Dora Dykeman, born 29 April, 1882. For several years 

she has been teaching Public School, 
ii. Katherin Dykeman, born 15 October, 1884. She has been a 

teacher of Public School several years, 
iii. Pearl Dykeman, born 28 December, 1886. She, also, has been 

teaching Public School with success, 
iv. Ruby Louise Dykeman, born 28 May, 1889, in Candor, N. Y. She 

is (1906) attending teachers' training class in Owego, N. Y. 
V. Ruth Augusta Dykeman, born 12 October, 1891; died 22 August, 

1899. 
vi. Francis Dykeman, born in Candor, N. Y., 26 March, 1894. 
vii. Orin Morgan Dykeman, born 17 August, 1896, in Candor, N. Y. 



547 (547) 

Barnum^ Slocum {Russell,'' George,^ Abraham? Ebenezer,^ 
Eleazer? Giles,' Anthony,'^) born 3 April, 1830, in Sherman Tp., 
Fairfield County, Connecticut. See Volume I. His first wife, 

(27) 



402 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

Almira T. Nickerson, residos 1907 with )ier daughter in Des 
Moines, Iowa. The changes with their children since 188 1 are as 
follows, viz. : 

ii. Caroline Elizabeth, b. 13 Oct., 1856; lost her husband by death 
in Cincinnati, O., 29 Apr., 1882. He was buried in Dayton, O. 
Was a buyer and manager of the sales department of a large 
carpet house in Cincinnati. They had one child, Pearl Almira, 
b. I Aug., 1875; in 1906 a bookkeeper in Des Moines, la., living 
there with her mother and grandmother Slocum. 

iii. Clarence Barnum, b. 4 Aug., 1857; m. Mary Ida Jones, b. i 
Dec, 1861, at Millville, O. Mar. by Rev. George J. Jones, 
Congregationalist, 3 Sept., 1885, at Maryville, O., where they 
1907 reside. No children. 

iv. Milton Russell, b. 4 Aug., 1859, in Lindenville, Orleans Co., 
N. Y. Mar. 6 Aug., 1889, at her parental home on the farm 
near Elyria, Ohio, Minerva Mary Walsh, b. 28 Dec, 1859, dau. 
of William Walsh, b. 1826 in Ireland, of Scotch parents, and 
his wife, Laura Palmer. Milton R. became connected with 
the piano trade, and a traveling salesman. He started in this 
trade individuallj^ in Cleveland, O., i July, 1897; and i Sept., 
1906, he again began to travel for the same house that he en- 
gaged with in 1887. They 1907 reside in Cleveland with one 
child, Agnes Lucille, b. 27 May, 1891, in Cleveland. She is 
a pupil in the Ursuline Academy there. She shows good musi- 
cal talent, which is well cultivated. 



548 (548) 

Burton^ Slocum (Elijnh,~ Ebenezerf' Abraham,-' Ebenezer,^ 
Eleazer^ Giles,- Anthony,^) born i January, 1819, in Ogden Tp., 
Monroe Co., N. Y. ; married i January, 1848, in Cambria, Niagara 
Co., N. Y., Ann Bromley, born 24 February 18 14, in Danby, Ver- 
mont. A veteran of the Civil War. See Volume I. They settled 
in Buffalo, N. Y., and there died, she 24 December, 1886, he 5 
May, 1888. The changes with their children since the publication 
of Volume I are as follows, viz. : 

i. Oscar Allen Walker, adopted son, b. 30 Aug., 1848, in Rochester; 
m. Charlotte M. Packard, who d. 10 Jan., 1879. He m. 2nd 
Emma Jane Hawkins. He was in railway employ; d. 2 July, 
1890, in Buffalo. Children, all by ist mar.: i. John Packard, 
b. 23 May, 1872; m. Josephine Bonney. No children. 2. Mary 
Frances, b. 16 May, 1874; m. Ira L. Allyn, of Macedon, N. Y. 
She d. 15 Feb., 1893, leaving child, Oscar S., b. 27 Jan., 1893. 
3. Charlotte C, b. 2 Jan., 1879; m. 8 April, 1897, William 
Tabor, of Macedon, N. Y. Children: William Ira, b. 9 Jan., 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 4O3 

1898; Merritt Slocum, b. 7 Mar., 1903; Lester Walker, b. 3 Feb., 
1905; John Maynard, b. 16 Feb., 1906. 
ii. John Bromley," b. 18 Aug., 1851, in Buffalo, N. Y., where he 
1907 resides. Mar. there 12 May, 1874, Ida Jeannette Robertson, 
dau. of Judge William Malcolm and Mahala (Jackson) Robert- 
son. She d. 9 Mar., 1906, after a lingering and expensive sick- 
ness. He is 1907 manager of Postal Telegraph Co.; an expert 
operator. He takes great interest in his family, and contributed 
this record of his father's families. Children, all born in Buf- 
falo: 

1. Burton Oscar," b. 21 Feb., 1875; m. 25 June, 1902, Mary 
Louise Adair, dau. of John J. and Emma (Mackey), of Evans- 
ville, Ind. He is 1907 a broker in Buffalo. Children: i. Rich- 
ard Adair, b. 27 May, 1904, in Boston, Mass.; d. 2 June, 1904. 
2. Richard Mackey, b. 6 Feb. (?), 1907, in Buffalo. 

2. Ida Mahala, b. 17 Aug., 1877; m. 7 May, 1902, Elfred C. 
Beam in Buffalo. One child, Clark Robertson. 

3. Clara Emma, b. 26 Feb., 1880; m. 18 Aug., 1900, Louis 
Rexford McCleary, Buffalo. Children: i. Glen Rexford, b. 
4 Feb., 1902; d. 14 Feb., 1902. 2. Jeannette Adelaide, b. . 

4. John Bromley, b. 23 Sept., 1885. A telegraph operator, 
Buffalo, 1907. 

iii. Mary Ann, b. 7 Nov., 1853. A teacher; m. 28 July, i88i, William 
G. Read, of Buffalo. He d. 13 June, 1882. She m. 2nd Arthur 
A. Vrooman, of Buffalo, 2 July, 1885. Children: i. Frank 
Clark, b. 28 May, 1886. 2. Doris Anna, b. 9 Oct., 1887. 3. 
Ruth Caroline, b. 26 June, 1898. 

iv. Sara Isidore, b. 29 Aug., 1856; m. Frank A. Manson in Buffalo, 
I Jan., 1877. Children: i. Frank Adelbert, b. 25 Aug., 1879; 
d. 5 July, 1882. 2. Robert Gross, b. 28 Sept., 1882. 3. Sara 
Isidore, b. 25 Aug., 1884. 4. Clayton b. 30 Dec, 1893. 



550 A (550) 

Amy® Slocum {Lucius E.^ George'' PelegS' Abraham,^ Ebene- 
zer,'^ Eleazer/ Giles,- Jnthony,^) ivth child, was born 23 April, 
1 88 1, on a farm at Elbridge, Michigan. Was married 25 Decem- 
ber, 1903, to Josiah Rogers Southwick, born 20 April, 1878, in 
Elbridge. He is 1907 a farmer, and secretary of the Oceana Farm- 
ers' Mutual Telephone Co. Address, Hart, Michigan, R. F. D. 
No. 4. 



551 (551) 

Richard Miller^ Slocum {George/ Peleg,^ Abraham,^ Ebene- 
zer,^ Eleazerr Giles r AntJwny}) born 22 October, 1844, on a farm 



404 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

in Hartland Tp., Livingston Co., Michigan; married In Lowell, 
Mich., 6 September, 1872, Emma Almeda Reed. He Is a graduate 
of the Michigan Agricultural College. See Volume L He moved 
his family to South Dakota previous to 1883. I" 1899 he w^as editor 
and proprietor of The Prairie Picayune newspaper, Republican in 
politics, at Mound City, Campbell Co., S. D. A few years later he 
moved his residence and paper to the new town of Herreld, Camp- 
bell Co., S. D., whence he reported for this record in 1906. The 
change in his family since publication of Volume I is child: 

iii. Ina Sophronia, b. 26 Nov., 1883, in Edmunds Co., S. D. 



553 A (553) 
Raymond Grant^° Slocum {Theron W.,^ Christopher,^ Chns- 
topheri' Hull^ David,^ Ebenezer* Eleazer? Giles," Anthony,'^) was 
born 2 August, 1873, Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Resides, 1907, In 
Schenectady, New York. A locomotive Engineer. Fraternally, a 
Protestant Methodist, an A. F. and A. M., and member of the Broth- 
erhood of Locomotive Engineers. Unmarried. 



553B (553) 

Frank Henderson^" Slocum {\wth child of Theron W.,^ 
Christopher,^ Christopher, '^ Hull,^ David/' Ebenezer,* Eleazer,^ 
Giles,^ Anthony,^) was born 26 September, 1882, at Danby, Tomp- 
kins County, New York. Was married 22 March, 1905, at White's 
Store, Chenango Co., N. Y., to Lena Belle, a daughter of William 
Henry and Ella Florence (Metcalf) Phillips, of Fly Creek, Otsego 
Co., N. Y., where she was born i March, 1884. He is a locomo- 
tive engineer, with residence 1907 at Onconta, N. Y. Children: 

i. Marjorie Mary, b. 12 Dec, 1906, in Albany, N. Y. 
ii. Mildred Josephine, b. 30 July, 1907, in Oneonta. 



554A (554) 
Wellington Read" Slocum (Franklin R.,^ Hull T./ Hull,^ 
David,^ Ehenezer,^ Eleazer? Giles/ Anthony/) born 16 July, 1861 ; 
married in Hartford, Connecticut, where born, In 1905, Emma H. 
Gallup. He Is in the insurance business, Hartford in 1907. 



555 (555) 
Emily Katherin^ Slocum {Hull T.,' Hull/ David/ Ebene- 
zer/ Eleazer/ Giles/ Anthony/) born 12 May, 1827, at Tolland, 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 405 

Mass. ; married William Tinker. They moved to Los Angeles, Cali- 
fornia. The changes in their family since the publication of Vol- 
ume I are: 

i. Pearl Seymour Tinker, died 14 February, 1887, at Los Angeles, 
California, aged thirty-eight years. 

ii, Lucia Henrietta Tinker, by 2nd husband, Mahlon Haley, had 
children: i. Pearl Eliza, b. 27 July, 1881. 2. Richard Mahlon, 
b. 10 May, 1887. Reside at Otis, Mass. 

iii. William Richard Tinker, M. D., m. Eugenia A., dau. of John 
Sault, of South Manchester, Conn., 13 Sept., 1888. They reside 
there. 

iv. Emma Laura Tinker, and husband, Eli D. Warfield, have chil- 
dren: I. William Tinker, b. 20 Feb., 1880. 2. George Milton, 
b. 3 July, 1881. 3. Ralph Waldo, b. 8 Mar., 1883. 4. Florence 
Ellen, b. 10 May, 1885. They reside at Plainville, Ct. 



557 (557) 309 

Hon. William Frederick^ Slocum {Oliver E.,' Eleazer,^ 
David^ Ehenezer,^ Eleazer? Giles^ Anthony ^') born 31 January, 
1822, on a farm in Tolland Tp., Hampden Co., Massachusetts; 
married Margaret Tinker. See Volume I. They died in Newton- 
ville, Mass., she 25 January, 1888, he 4 September, 1896; were 
buried in the Newton Cemetery. He was much interested in the 
writer's genealogic work, and desired that everyone be fully re- 
corded. They left children, viz.: 

557A. i. WiNFiELD S., b. I May, 1848; married twice. A lawyer in Boston, 
ii. Edward Tinker, b. 29 Oct., 1849, in Grafton, Mass. See Vol. 
L Mar. Harriet, dau. of Billings and Doris (Holbrook) Palmer 
of Great Barrington, a graduate of Vassar College. Was ap- 
pointed Register of Probate for Berkshire Co., Mass., and has 
been several times since elected to this office; also has successful 
practice of the law. They reside in Pittsfield where they are 
prominent in literary and social circles. 

557B. iii. William F., b. 29 July, 1851; m. Mary Montgomery, Pres. Colo- 
rado College. 



557A 557 

Hon. Winfield Scott^ Slocum {William F-,^ Oliver E.^ 
Eleazer^ DavidJ' Ebenezer,^ Eleazer^ Giles? Anthony,'^) born I 
May, 1848, in Grafton; was graduated A. B. Amherst College 
1869. Admitted to the Bar 1871, and practiced with his father in 
Boston, Was married to Annie Augusta Pulsifer. She died 20 



406 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

April, 1899, at their home in Newtonville; was buried in the New- 
ton Cemetery. He married second in Boston 27 March, 1901, 
Sara Maria Barry, born there 17 March, 1851, daughter of John 
Lincoln and Elizabeth (Eagus) Barry. 

Mr. Slocum has arisen to distinction in his profession. Has served 
a number of years as City Solicitor in Newton ; also as Republican 
Representative in the Massachusetts Legislature, where he took lead- 
ing position. He served on several important committees, including 
Chairman of the Committee on Cities, where his special qualifica- 
tions on municipal law were of advantage in drafting charters for 
a half dozen or more new cities. He has often been called to discuss 
political questions, and to deliver addresses on various occasions. He 
has declined to accept other nominations for office, including State 
Senator, when nomination was equivalent to election. He resides 
at Newtonville, Mass. Children, all by first marriage: 

i. Frederick Pulsifer, b. 25 Oct., 1874; d. in Infancy. 

ii. Agnes Elizabeth, b. 6 June, 1879, in Newtonville; m. 24 Nov., 

1906, Maurice Bigelow Bissen, of Denver, Colo, 
iii. Charles Pulsifer, b. 15 Sept., 1885, in Newtonville. 
iv. WiNFiELD Scott, b. 8 Jan., 1891, in Newtonville. 



557B 557 

Rev. William Frederick" Slocum {Williain F.^ Oliver E.~ 
Eleazer,^' David;' Ehenezer,^ Eleazer;' Giles," Anthony,^) was born 
29 July, 1 85 1, in Grafton, Massachusetts. Was educated in the 
Public Schools; Amherst College where he was graduated A. B. in 
1874; in Germany; and in Andover Theological Seminary where he 
was graduated B. D. in 1878. See Volume L 

He married in 1880 Mary Goodale Montgomery, daughter of 
William and Sara Temple (Goodale) Montgomery. She has writ- 
ten creditable poetry; including a poem on Peterborough Cathedral, 
in New Hampshire, in the Outlook magazine of September lO, 1904; 
and 'Workers' in Outlook of March 17, 1904. 

He was pastor of the Union Congregational Church at Salisbury, 
Mass., until January, 1883, when he accepted call to the pastorate 
of the First Congregational Church, Baltimore, Maryland. Here 
he had a wider field for usefulness in religious, social and literary 
activities ; and he here continued his studies in philosophy and political 
economy at the Johns Hopkins University. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 407 

In 1888 he was unanimously elected President of Colorado Col- 
lege, and was inaugurated 28 March, 1889. Under his guidance 
this college has prospered ; in large increase of endowment, in num- 
ber of buildings, in increase of students, and in the range and quality 
of requirements. In addition to the arduous work of the presidency 
in this development, he has given instruction in ethics, psychology 
and general philosophy. 

From Colorado Springs President Slocum also did good work for 
the State of Colorado, serving five years as President and Organizer 
of the State Board of Charities and Corrections, for which work his 
sociological studies well fitted him. He took active interest in the 
labor question. At the time of the miners' strike at Cripple Creek 
he visited the scene of the difficulty and, as a result of his personal 
appeal to the leaders, they opened negotiations with the mine owners 
and arbitration was finally secured. He also served on the Colorado 
State Board of Pardons. He declined candidacy for Governor on 
the Republican ticket when election was sure. 

In 1893 Amherst College conferred on him the degree of LL. D., 
as did the University of Nebraska in 1894. 

The 21 June, 1897, the Trustees of Oberlin College unanimously 
offered him the Presidency of that old and strong institution; but 
he felt impelled to continue his work so well advanced at Colorado 
College, and he declined the tempting offer. 

At the International Congress of Arts and Science, St. Louis, 
September 19-25, 1904, in the Department of Education, he was 
Chairman of the Section on the College. 

Early in 1906 he was chosen member of the Board of the Car- 
negie Foundation for the Advancement* of Teaching, in succession to 
the late President Harper of Chicago University. 

The prominent newspapers have commended and published many 
of his sermons delivered in the pulpit; also his lectures and writings 
on educational subjects. Also his various articles on educational, 
sociological and ethical themes, have been published in different lead- 
ing periodicals. 

It is said of President Slocum, that "in all moral questions his 
loyalty to truth is uncompromising, while his Quaker heritage is 
plainly discernible in his calmness and evenness of mind and in his 
cheerful, kindly nature." The following is excerpted from his in- 
augural address at Colorado College: 



408 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

Nothing is of more far-reaching importance than the training of the soul; 
the unfolding under healthful discipline of the latent powers which the Creator 
has implanted within it. . . True education must ever seek to pro- 
duce the perfect man by processes which the eternal wisdom has shown to be 
wise; it must seek to fit the individual for his place in life, 
whatever that may be, to rightly equip, with heart and mind 

turned steadfastly toward the true and the good 

All education worthy of the name, must ever seek to so broaden the mental 
horizon that narrow prejudice and weak conceptions of right are driven from 
the soul, while it also produces that accuracy of mental habit which secures 
trustworthiness of judgment and feeling. . . The American college 
should be a mental and moral gymnasium; the place where well prepared 
students gain intellectual and ethical vigor; where they apply themselves 
to a wholesome and rigid course of mental training. Strong, sound, vigorous 
training makes strong, sound vigorous men and women. To secure this 
end there must be thorough courses of study. . . . The 
shallow and superficial course of study makes shallow and superficial 
character. ... To learn that "whosoever disbelieves in 
science disbelieves in God;" that the indisputable discoveries of 
modern investigation have only broadened our religious position and 
strengthened it; that only the reverent soul knows the deepest truths 
of philosophy— this may and ought to be accomplished in the Col- 
lege, . . . The Christian College ought to have the liberty 
and persistence . . . to so guide and unfold the young soul that 
neither the fallacies of a false philosophy, the important discoveries in science, 
nor the broadening interpretations of religious truth shall in after years drive 
the student from the peace and usefulness of a deep religious faith. 

President Slocum is member of the University Club, Denver, and 
of the Tavern Club, Boston, Mass. He gives close attention to 
his duties as President of Colorado College, 'the Yale of the West' 
at Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he resides in 1907. No 
children reported. 



558 (558) 
Delia Ann^ Slocum (Oliver E.yEleazer,^ David;' Ebenezer* 
Eleazer,^ Giles,'' Anthony ^) born 23 April, 1829, on a farm in Tol- 
land Tp., Hainpden Co., Mass. ; married David A. Depue, lavv^yer. 
They resided in Newark, New Jersey, where in 1 890 he was serving 
his fifth term as Judge of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. See 
Volume I. Of their children: 

i. Sherrerd Depue, was graduated at Princeton, 1885, and LL. B. 

at Columbia University 1887. Was admitted to the Bar of 
N. J. in 1888, and began the practice of law. 

ii. Mary Stewart Depue, m. Sydney Norris Ogden, of Newark, 26 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 4O9 

Oct., 1887. Children: i. Lucy Depue, b. 19 Aug., 1888. 2. 
Miriam Wolcot, b. 28 June, 1890. 



559 A (559) 

Charles Mills^ Slocum {Prof. Philo M.^ Oliver E? Elea- 
zer^ David ^ Ebenezer/" Eleazer^ Giles,- Anthony,'^) was born 19 
July, 1854, in Tolland, Massachusetts. He entered the employ of 
the City of Springfield, Mass., in 1874 as Assistant Civil Engineer 
and in June, 1886, was elected Engineer, which position he yet (igo6) 
holds. He is member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. 
He was married in September, 1885, to Harriet Marion Hancock, 
born August, 1867, third daughter of Joseph Clark Hancock, many 
years Superintendent of the Springfield Water Works. She died 
of Bright's Disease in May, 1904, leaving one child, viz.: 

i. Arthur Philo, born 10 August, 1886. He is (1906) Assistant 
City Engineer in the office of his father, Springfield, Mass. He 
married Anna Wade in April, 1905. A daughter was born in 
1906. 



559B (559) 

Philo Milton^ Slocum {Prof. Philo M./ Oliver £./ Eleazer/ 
David/ Ebenezer,'^ Eleazer/ Giles,- Anthony,^) was born 18 Feb- 
ruary, 1862, in Tolland, Massachusetts. He was educated as an 
engineer, and became skilful in hydraulic engineering. Was called 
to different parts of the country for preparing specifications for the 
construction of water works for cities ; also for water power. While 
engaged on the water works for Marion, Ohio, he was taken sick 
with typhoid fever, and died 18 August, 1889, after an illness of 
about two weeks. His remains were interred in the burial plot of 
his ancestors at Tolland. He was not married. 



561 (561) 

Oliver Elsworth^ Slocum {Oliver £./ Eleazer,^ David, ^ Eben- 
ezer,'^ Eleazer/ Giles,- Anthony,^) born 9 February, 1837, J" Tol- 
land Tp., Hampden Co., Massachusetts; married there 25 February, 
1857, Jane Elizabeth Humphrey, born 19 October, 1836, daughter 
of Charles and Elizabeth Humphrey. She died 4 January, 1901, 
and was buried in the South Cemetery, Winsted, Conn. Children: 

i. Harriet Elizabeth, b. 8 Dec, 1857; m. Watson Isaac Hale, son 
of Francis Seymour and Frances (Snow) Hale. Children: i. 



410 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

George Watson, b. 31 May, 1881. 2. Seymour Elsworth, b. 
19 May, 1883. 3. Mason Slocum, b. 12 Feb., 1888. Reside in 
Tolland. 

ii. Oliver Elsworth, b. 20 June, 1862; m. 25 Aug., 1883, Helen Ger- 
trude Hall, b. 6 Sept., 1863, dau. William Chauncey and wife 
Helen M. She d. 5 Sept., 1884, in Plainville, Ct., and was there 
buried. He m. 2nd 5 Mar., 1887, Margaret Winifred, dau. of 
Charles W. and Emma Roberts, of East Granville, Mass. A, 
child, Mason Mills, was b. 12 May, 1888. 

iii. Marian Amelia, b. 23 May, 1864; m. at Sandisfield, Mass., 11 
Nov., 1884, Allen Elsworth Howard, b. 26 Oct., 1856. They 
reside at Granby, Ct. A child, Katherin Aeola, was b. 25 Mar., 
1888. 

iv. Mary Louise, b. 31 May, 1866; m. at Tolland 24 Dec, 1886, Carl- 
ton John Sage, b. 25 Nov., 1865, son of John and Maria, of 
New Boston, Mass., where they settled. A child, Lida Mary, was 
born 8 Oct., 1887. 



566 (566) 

William Albert" Slocum (William //./ Borden/ Stephen,'^ 
Giles/' Giles* Giles J^ Giles,- Anthony/) born 15 April, 1849, re- 
sides in Brooklyn, N. Y., engaged in the real estate and insurance 
business. While at the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute (1865-6), 
was secretary of the Philologian Literary and Debating Club and an 
editor of the Polytechnic Journal. Is now a member of the Insti- 
tute Alumni. He has compiled "A History of the Hanson Place 
Baptist Church from 1854 to 1904," and in 1886-7, was associate 
editor of, and contributor to the church magazine, "The Baptist 
Bells." Has been a member of De Witt Clinton Council of the 
Royal Arcanum since 1887, and has served as juryman at various 
times. In January, 1895, was elected a trustee of the Superior 
Council of the "American Protective Association," at the state con- 
vention held in Syracuse, N. Y., on that date, and was re-elected at 
the Rochester convention, the following year. Was a member of 
the Brooklyn Young Republican Club (i 881 -1906) and a delegate 
to various political conventions. He has compiled a family history 
and accumulated a valuable collection of books and oil paintings. His 
wife, Emma is an active member in church and charitable organiza- 
tions. See Volume I. His daughter, Florence (an only child), 
born January 30, 1874, and a graduate of the Girl's High School 
of Brooklyn, was married October 12, 1897, by the Rev. A. C. 
Dixon (Baptist) to Charles Berry Austin, youngest son of Joel 




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AND THEIR ALLIANCES 4II 

J. Austin, formerly of Flatbush, L. I. Mr. Austin (for a number 
of years connected with the Standard Oil Company), is now (1908) 
engaged in business in New York, as a florist. 



568 (568) 

John® Slocum {Samuel,^ John,' John,^ John^ John,* Giles,^ 
Giles,- Anthony,^) born 9 June, 1830, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island; 
died 24 May, 1883, in Providence, where his widow Priscilla E. 
(Dodge) resided in 1892. Of their children: 

i. Charles Alvin, by wife, Ella Louise Pray, nee Davenport, had 
child. Bertha Irene, b. 26 June, 1882, Providence. 

ii. George Henry, b. 5 Aug., 1859; m. 1 Oct., 1892, Elma M. Knowles, 
of Providence, dau. of Edward F. and Susan (Tripp). 

iii. Ella Moffit, b. 22 Oct., 1869; d. 17 August, 1890. 



575 (575) 

John Hoxie^ Slocum {Peleg,^ Peleg,' Samuel,^ Samuel;' Sam- 
uel,* Ebenezer,^ Giles," Anthony,^) born 14 April, 1812, in Rich- 
mond Tp., Washington Co., Rhode Island; died 7 July, 1892, in 
Warsaw, New York. His wife Mary Ann (Cottrel) died 27 
October, 1 89 1. Of their children: 

i. William Cottrel Cranston, d. 18 Apr., 1902, in Warsaw, N. Y. 
Of his children: 2. William Clark, m. Mary Lillian Phillips. 
3. Charles Roy, m. Louise Hanley, who died after one year leav- 
ing a child, George William, b. Dec, 1904. Charles R. m. 
2nd Eva Torrey. They reside 1907 in Perry, N. Y. 

4. Merril Emerson, b. 19 June, 1879; m. Gertrude Bothrick. 
They reside 1907 in Warsaw, N. Y. Children: i. Lloyd, b. 
17 Mar., 1900. 2. Clifford, b. Oct., 1902. 3. Clyde, b. 29 
Mar., 1907. 
641. ii. George Dyer, married Pauline G. McCagg. He died in 1903. 

iii. Mary Esther's husband, Andrew T. Gray, d. 6 Nov., 1899, aged 
about 57 yrs. She resides at Warsaw, N. Y. No child. 



577A (577) 

Charles Edwin^" Slocum {John,^ John,^ Peleg,' Samuel,^ 
Samuel,^ Samuel,* Ebenezer,^ Giles,- Anthony,^) born 10 Decem- 
ber, 1845, at Richmond, Rhode Island. Married Emma Ida Brown. 
He is (1907) a grocer in Providence, R. I. Children: 

i. Lillian Grace, born 8 May, 1874, in Hopkinton, Rhode Island. 
Died 2 November, 1884, in Providence, R. I. 



412 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

ii, Edith Emma, born 7 May, 1877, in Hopkinton, R. I. Died 7 De- 
cember, 1878, in Richmond, Rhode Island, 
iii. Myra E. M., born 17 September, 1885, in Providence. 



579 (579) 

Mrs. Edmund" Slocum {John,^ Peleg,'' Samuel,^ Samuel/ Sam- 
uel,* Ebenezer,^ Giles, "^ Anthony,'^) born 12 November, 1833, in 
Hopkinton, Rhode Island; died 21 April, 1906, at the home of her 
husband in New London, Connecticut. Their children were: 

i. Charlotte Ray, b. 17 , 1852, in Hopkinton; m. Daniel C. 

Wetmore. She died 4 June, 1894, leaving three children: i. 
Herbert Van Cott, b. 19 Aug., 1864, now (1906) chief carpenter's 
mate, U. S. N. 2. Ralph Winfield, b. 11 May, 1882; m. Frances 
Church. 3. Leah Anna, b. 13 Feb., 1887. 
ii. Walter M., b. 30 Nov., 1864, in Westerly, R. I. Married at 
Montville, Conn., 29 March, i886, Lillian A. Rogers, b. there 18 
April, 1863, dau. of Hiram and Gerone N. (Hurlburt) Rogers. 
They reside (1906) in New London, Conn., where he is man- 
aging editor of the daily Neiv London Telegraph; is member 
of the Board of School Visitors; Clerk of the Huntington Street 
Baptist Church, and Superintendent of the Sunday School; also 
Past Grand Representative of the Knights of Pythias, and ex- 
Councillor of the United American Mechanics. They have one 
child, Irene Rogers, b. 12 Jan., 1888. She graduated in June, 
1906, from the Williams Memorial Institute of New London, 
Conn. 



583 (583) 

Mrs. Samuel Dyer^ Slocum {Samuel,^ Peleg,'' Sarnuel,^ Sam- 
uel,^ Samuel,* Ebenezer,^ Giles,'- Anthony,^) born 24 November, 
1820, in Providence, R. I.; died 6 November, 1899, at her hus- 
band's house in Chelsea, Massachusetts. The following changes 
have occurred with their children since Volume I was published, 
viz. : 

iii. Annie Carlton, born 28 March, 1859; married in Chelsea 3 Dec, 
1885, Horace Jones Phipps, son of Benjamin and Anne (Bowen) 
Phipps, of Chelsea, Mass., where they now (1906) reside, without 
children. 

iv. William Stanton, born 21 April, 1861, in Chelsea. Was married 
in Norwich, Conn., 19 June, 1889, to Caroline Stanton Kenyon, 
born 19 June, 1865, in Norwich, daughter of Charles Henry Ken- 
yon, born 21 August, 1824, at Kenyon, R. I.; died 20 Sept., 1891, 
at Norwich, and Emeline Newell Bentley, his wife, born 4 May, 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 413 

1835, in North Stonington. In May, 1888, Mr. Slocum entered 
upon the manufacture of Ecclesiastical and Domestic Stained 
Glass for windows, as member of the firm of Phipps, Slocum & 
Co., in Boston, where he continues his office. Residence Brookline, 
Mass. Children: i. Rodney Kenyon, b. 17 Sept., 1890. 2. Stanton 
Farrier, b. 8 April, 1892, both in Brookline. 



589 (589) 360 

Ella Bourne® Slocum {John F.,^ Benjamin T./ Abel,° Sam- 
uel/ Samuel/ Ebenezer/ Giles/ Anthony/) was born 5 May, 1847, 
at Fall River, Massachusetts, and was reared from the age of six- 
teen years in Chicago, 111. She was educated in the Public Schools 
and in a New England boarding school. She inherited a remarkably 
good singing voice, and it was cultivated in the United States, Ger- 
many and France, latterly with Adelina Patti's teacher. Managers 
of opera made offers for her engagement but, deferring to the ad- 
vice of her immediate friends, they were declined. 

She was married 18 June, 1867, in Chicago to George Mason of 
Scotland. This marriage was unfortunate, and it became necessary 
for her to procure a divorce. 

She married second in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 21 September, 1880, 
the Baron Ernest von Jeinsen, of Hanover, Germany. This union 
was a happy one. While their home was at the Baron's estate in 
Germany, they traveled extensively. He died at Mamaroneck, New 
York, 17 March, 1889. 

She was married third 8 June, 1892, to Sir Franklin Simmons, of 
Leicester, Maine, a noted sculptor residing in Rome, Italy, where 
he had a studio many years. Some of his marbles are in the Capitol 
at Washington; in Providence, R. I.; Portland, Me.; Detroit, 
Mich., and other public galleries; also in private collections here 
and abroad. His equestrian statue of General John A. Logan, in 
Hancock Circle, Washington, is not only the largest bronze, but 
many think it his best work. 

He was knighted Chevalier by the King of Italy. He is Dean 
of the American Colony in Rome, and their regular social sessions, 
and dinners, were looked forward to with much pleasurable antici- 
pation by their many friends, American and European. 

Mrs. Simmons was not only highly accomplished in music, but in 
art, painting, and language, being fluently versed in several tongues. 



414 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

She died 22 December, 1905, at their home in Rome. This was a 
severe shock to her family and numerous friends, conversant with 
her high attainments and admirable character. Her remains were 
laid at rest in Rome, and a statue entitled The Guardian Angel, is 
assuming beautiful form under the skilful touch of her husband, to 
adorn and guard the place. Child, by first marriage: 

i. Carlisle Mason, b. 25 Sept., 1868, in Chicago; m. 31 Aug., 1898, 
Margaret Conway, of Virginia City, Montana. She d. 4 April, 
1901, in Butte, Mont. He mar. 2nd 23 July, 1902, in New York 
City, Sophia Ringold Machonache of San Francisco, Calif. 



596 (596) 

Edward Randolph® Slocum {John W./ Webleyi' Samuel,^ 
Samuel,^ Samuel,'*' Nathaniel,^ Giles r Anthony,^) born 8 May, 1834, 
in New York City. Married 19 April, 1863, Mary Jane Woolley, 
born 3 December, 1843, in Philadelphia, Pa. They settled on a 
farm near Long Branch, New Jersey, the home of his grandfather. 
Here all their children were born. In 1883 he became associated 
with Thomas R. Woolley in the business of retail and wholesale 
dealers in anthracite coal. He died 10 September, 1901. Of their 
children (see Volume I) : 

iv. John Webley, b. 23 April, 1867; was admitted as Counselor at 
Law in June, i888. Was married 23 Dec, 1891, to Ada, dau. 
of Richard V. and Sara E. Breece, of Long Branch, where she 
was born 27 Dec, 1871, and where they (1906) reside. He was 
Police Justice 1889-94, and City Solicitor 1895-1900, when he 
resigned to give more attention to his lucrative practice of law. 

V. Edward Randolph, b. i Feb., 1869; m. 28 Sept., 1892, to Lillian A. 
Morris, dau. of Jacob W. and Elizabeth L. Morris. Since 1886 
he has been associated with the First National Bank at Long 
Branch, N. J., and (1906) is its Assistant Cashier. 

vi. Thomas Lester, b. 6 May, 1871 ; m. Emma J. Newman, of Bel- 
mar, N. J., 26 Dec, 1892. He succeeded his father in the coal 
business at Long Branch, N. J., where they reside in 1906. 



598 A (598) 

William Irving^" Slocum {Oliver M.J' Joseph IV. ,^ Caleb B.J 
John J John J Joseph J PelegJ Giles,- Anthony,'^) born 16 July, 
1857, at Cazenovia, New York, where he now (1906) resides and 
operates a sash factory. Was there married 7 May, 1891, to Rachel 





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AND THEIR ALLIANCES 415 

Kezia, daughter of David X. and Mary (Robert) Jones, formerly 
of Beaufort, South Wales, where she was born i April, 1866. No 
children. 



599 (599) 

George Lawton" Slocum {Isaac L./ Caleb 5./ Jolui,^ John,^ 
Joseph* Peleg? Giles,- Anthony,^) born 11 February, 1839, in Nel- 
son Township, Madison County, New York; married Mary Hanna 
Rouse, daughter of German N. and Hanna (Alvord) Rouse. A 
farmer near New Woodstock, N. Y. See Volume I. Changes in 
family since 1881, are: 

ii. Susan Amanda; m. Alard; resides, 1906, Georgetown, N. Y. 

iii. May Eliza, d. 16 Nov., 1878; bur. at New Woodstock, N. Y. 
V. G. Ray, b. 18 July, 1881; d. 24 Sept., 1887; bur. New Woodstock, 

New York, 
vi. Henry Rouse, born 21 Oct., 1884; m. ; resides in New Wood- 
stock. 



601 (601) 

Giles Bryan'' Slocum {Jeremiah,^ Giles,'' Jonathan,^ Joseph,^ 
Giles,* Samuel,^ Giles,- Antlwny,^) was born il July, 1808, in Sara- 
toga Tp., Saratoga Co., New York, He went to northwestern Ohio 
in 183 1, and found much to do, in wharf building and in trade, at 
the new settlement of Vistula on the site of the present Toledo. 
He was called home by the death of his father i.i 1832; but, as 
soon as practicable the next year he returned to the western 
shores of Lake Erie where he had discovered so many opportunities 
for his energy. He soon became engaged in the working up of the 
great growths of timber, dealing in supplies and in buying land. See 
Volume I. 

But few years past before he was a large land and sheep owner ; 
with other profitable enterprises ever awaiting time that was not 
fully taken with the work and business in hand. His methods of 
business from the first were most commendable ; always to keep what- 
ever he undertook well in hand and never to permit anything to 
suffer for want of due attention. The leading principle of his busi- 
ness life was to do his business exclusively on his own capital. He 
never gave a mortgage, never gave a note; what he could not do with 
his own means was left undone; and furthermore, complaint was 
never made that he dealt unjustly by any man. 



4l6 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

He took active interest in politics, but did not want office. Was 
a member of the first Republican State Convention held in Jackson, 
Michigan, in 1854. He was active and influential in the construction 
of railroads, and every other enterprise for the development of his 
State and Nation. 

In 1838 he married Sophia Maria Brigham Truax, who (1906) 
survives. See Volume I. Mr. Slocum died 27 January, 1884, at 
his home on Slocum Island, Detroit River, near Trenton, Michi- 
gan. Was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit. The newspapers, 
in extended obituaries, wrote of him as the most widely and favor- 
ably known man in the State ; and they might have added, one of 
the w^ealthiest. Children: 

642. i. Elliott Truax, b. 15 May, 1839; m. Charlotte G. Wood. 

ii. Alice Truax, b. 11 January, 1842; died 18 Sept., 1865. 
601 A. iii. Elizabeth T., b. 2 Dec, 1848; m. James B. Nichols. 



601A 601 

Elizabeth Truax^'^ Slocum (Giles B.° Jeremiah/ Giles,'' Jona- 
than,'^ Joseph/ Giles,* Samuel,'^ Giles,^ Anthony,^) was born 2 De- 
cember, 1848, on Slocum Island, Michigan. Was there married 6 
September, 1876, to James Benton Nichols. They reside, 1907, in 
Detroit. Children: 

i. Giles Benton Nichols, b. 10 July, 1877. Was graduated at the 
University of Michigan. Mar. 14 March, 1905, Martha Borbean. 
In 1906 is at Sabanaso, Santiago Province, Cuba. 

ii. Alice Slocum Nichols, b. 15 Mar., 1879. Graduated at Rye 
Seminary, Rye, N. Y. Mar. Frederick Edwin Church 23 Oct., 
1901. They reside 1906 at New Rochelle, N. Y. A child, Ch r- 
lotte Dwight, was b. there 18 Dec, 1902. 

iii. Charlotte Sophia Nichols, b. 4 July, 1881. Was educated at 
Detroit Seminary and Rye Seminary. Mar. 3 June, 1903, Charles 
Thomas Church, of New Rochelle, N. Y., where they 1906 re- 
side. 

iv. Elliott Slocum Nichols, b. at Slocum Island, Detroit River. A 
student at the University of Michigan in 1906. 



602 (602) 

James" Slocum {Giles, "^ Giles,' Jonathan,'^ Joseph,^ Giles,* Sam- 
uel,^ Giles,- Anthony,^) born 7 November, 181 1, in Claverack, Co- 
lumbia County, New York. Died 15 March, 1891, in Brownsville, 
Pennsylvania, where he had resided forty-five years, nearly forty 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 417 

of which he was engaged in active business as a hardware merchant. 

• •••••••••••« , 

Perhaps no citizen of this borough was better known and more generally 
respected than James Slocum ... .he was pleased when he could have 
an argument with a young man of his liking. This was a peculiar trait of 
his character. He was a great reader, a deep thinker, and had an excellent 
memory. No man in this vicinitj' gave closer attention to historical reminis- 
cences, and he possessed an excellent library of this class of works 

His whole aim in life was to be at the best of everything. ... He was 
reared as a Quaker and like those people, ever had a fondness for plainness; 
was of reserved disposition, and in a public way declined to allow his name 
to be used conspicuously In politics he was an ardent Republican. 

• • . • a strong abolitionist. . . . Was always ready and willing to 
enter into any enterprise that would prove beneficial to his town. He was 
one of the original stockowners in the Second National Bank, and in the 
Redstone Cemetery, where his remains were laid. . . . 

His attachment to the church, of which he was a liberal supporter, and 
his strong convictions of the Scriptural basis of the Prebsyterian faith, were 
well known. His forty years of business life in Brownsville, and his eighty 
years of residence on earth, have been a tower of strength for all that which 
is good and noble in society — a bulwark of defense against that which made 
for evil 

There has not been in this neighborhood any one life superior for good, 
if indeed equal in influence to that of James Slocum. — From obituaries in 
Brownsville, Pa., newspapers. See, also. Volume I, pages 458-9. 



604A (604) 

James William Oakford {Richard A. Oakford and zvife, 
Frances Carey^ Slocum , haton^ William,' Jonathan,^ Joseph,^ Giles, ^ 
Samuel,^ Giles,- Anthony,^) was born 5 June, 1859, 'f^ Scranton, 
Pennsylvania. He was educated in the Public Schools there; in Yale 
College where he was graduated A. B. 1884; and in law in Scran- 
ton, where he is (1907) practicing this profession. He married Mary 
Throop Mannes, 12 March, 1902. Child: 

i. Frances Slocum Oakford, b. 10 Nov., 1903. 



608A (608) 

Wallace Wilbur^° Slocum {John A.,^ Joseph B.,^ Jonathan,' 
Jonathan,'^ Joseph,^ Giles, '^ Samuel,^ Giles,- Anthony,^) was born 
28 October, 1862, in Ophir Township, Butte County, California; 
was reared in Vineland, New Jersey, and in eastern New York. He 
married in Albany Anna Bronk, daughter of John and Isabella 

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4l8 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

(Fitch) Bronk. They reside (1907) in New York City, where he 
is a real estate broker. Child: 

i. Nina Gertrude, born 28 Aug., 1888, in Dundaff, Susquehanna 
County, Pennsylvania. 



608B (608) 

Helen Martha^" Slocum {John A.° Joseph B./ Jonathan,'^ 
Jonathan,'^ Joseph,^ Giles* Samuel,^ GilesJ^ Anthony,^) was born 
3 November, 1864, in Butte County, California. Was educated at 
Poughkeepsie, New York. Her home was in Syracuse, N. Y., from 
1880 until 1888. She was there married December, 1887, to 
Thomas Hunter, son of John, of Baltimore, Md., and Mary Conrad, 
of Warren County, Virginia. Thomas Hunter was a manufacturer 
in Syracuse, but in 1888 he and his father and brothers bought the 
L. C. Smith Sporting Gun plant there, and moved it to Fulton, 
New York, for the purpose of utilizing the Oswego River power 
there. Other manufactories have been added, with other interests 
here and elsewhere, until the Hunters have become very closely allied 
to Fulton. The children of Helen M. and Thomas Hunter, are: 

i. Anita Dorothy Hunter, b. 8 Aug., 1889, in Fulton, N. Y. In 
April, 1907, she is in Wellesley College, class of 1910. 

ii. Ernest Carlisle Hunter, born 23 April, 1893. He is (1907) in 
the High School, Fulton, New York. 



608C (608) 

Ernest Eugene^" Slocum {John A.^ Joseph 5./ Jonathan,' 
Jonathan,'^ Joseph;' Giles* Samuel,^ Giles,- Anthony,^) was born 
13 January, 1867, in Ophir Tp., Butte Co., California. Was reared 
and educated mostly at Poughkeepsie and Syracuse, New York. Was 
married 11 April, 1891, in Grace Church, New York City, to Jeanie 
Graham, born i November, 1868, in Dundafif, Susquehanna Co., 
Pa., daughter of George and Sara (Wells) Graham. They reside 
(1906) at Glen Ridge, New Jersey. He is a dealer in real estate, 
with office in New York City. No children. 



611 (611) 

Capt. Aaron Case" Slocum {Reuben,^ Joseph,'' Eleazer,^ John,'^ 
Eleazer,* Eleazer,^ Giles,- Anthony,^) born 30 December, 1823, 
North ville. New York; died there 16 July, 1891. For sketch of his 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 4I9 

army service, etc., see Volume I. His widow Delia Eliza (Moore) 
Slocum, born 20 October, 1825, at Rupert, Vermont; died 2 June, 
1903, at Colorado Springs, Colorado. Children, all born in North- 
ville, viz: 

i. Lydia Francelia, b. 19 Dec, 1846; m. Christopher Heron, a 
printer, and soon thereafter they moved to Cleveland, Ohio, 
where they 1907 reside. Children: 

1. Margaret Eliza, b. 25 Oct., 1867; m. 29 Apr., 1891, Hor- 
ace H. Barrett in Cleveland. Children: i. Edna Maud, b. 17 
Dec, 1893. 2. Cecil Hewins, b. 31 July, 1897. 3. Margaret, 
b. 16 June, 1899, at Moon Run, Pa., as were the above-named. 
4. Gertrude, b. 5 June, 1901, at Sheridanville, Pa. 

2. Maud Alice, b. Nov., 1869; m. Henry Whitford Jones, 28 
Apr., 1892, in Cleveland, where their children were born, viz.: 
I. Stuart Heron, b. 2 Sept., 1894. 2. Whitford Toplif, b. 4 
Oct., 1895. 3. Katherin Frances, b. 18 Apr., 1900. 4. Donald 
Sisson, b. 29 Dec, 1902. 5. Douglas Calvin, twins, b. 29 Dec, 
1902. 

3. William W. Heron, b. Jan. 1875; m. 12 June, 1901, Blanche 
Luster in Cleveland. They have 1907 one son, name not reported. 

4. Ethel, born January, 1880. 

ii. Harmon Blackmore, died 6 July, 1886, in Decatur, Mich. Had 
two children: i. Ralph Albert, b. 26 Apr., 1871. 2. Maud 
Elma, b. 23 Feb., 1877; d. 2 Sept., in Northville, N. Y. His 
widow m. Dr. Bodle (?). 

iii. Stillman Reuben, b. 17 Dec, 1850, in Northville, N. Y. ; m. ii 
July, 1876, at Decatur, Mich., Ida B. Rawson, b. there 3 March, 
1855, dau. of Lyman T. and Cynthia S. (Nutting). They re- 
side (1906) in Pueblo, Colorado, where he is Gen'l Mgr. of The 
Primrose Coal Co., mine operators. Children: i. Charles Ed- 
ward, b. 18 April, 1877, in Evanston, Wy. ; m. Olive A. Lyle in 
Decatur, Mich. A child, Isabel Olive, was b. 20 Aug., 1906, in 
Milwaukee, Wis., where they reside. 2. Frances Belle, b. 25 
June, 1878, in Decatur, Mich.; m. 5 Feb., 1901, Frank Yarde 
Greene at Colorado Springs, Colo. They reside (1906) in Gales- 
burg, 111. A child, Richard Slocum, was b. Jan., 1907. 

iv. Darius Moore, b. 26 iMarch, 1853 ; m. Julia M. Buchanan. They 
resided at Mineral Point, Ohio. He m. 2nd in Chicago 15 Apr., 
1895, Anna Katherin, dau. of Daniel H. and Mary Eleanor 
(Dunbar) Good. She was b. 18 Dec, 1854, in Oregon City, 
Clackamas Co., Ore. They reside 1907 in Cleveland, O., where 
he is partner in Souvenir and Postcard stores. Children, all by 
first mar.: 1. Bertha Elizabeth, b. 3 Oct., i88i, at Mineral Point, 
Ohio. She resides 1907 in Gloversville, N. Y. 2. Charles Archi- 
bald, b. Nov., 1882; d. 1883 in Gloversville. 
v. Frances Elizabeth, b. 11 May, 1855; m. in Northville 23 Oct., 



420 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

1878, Charles Archibald Buchanan, druggist. They settled in 
Amsterdam, N. Y., where she d. 27 Jan., 1904, and where he 
(1907) lives. Children: i. Eve Lee, b. 8 Aug., 1879; d. 30 
Aug., 1901. 2. Ida Zell, b. 22 June, 1882; m. 29 Aug., 1906, 
Henry C. Sauter, of Amsterdam, where they reside. 3. Charles 
Austin, b. 6 Mar., 1888. 

vi. Florence Evelyn, b. 22 Sept., 1857; '"• ^5 J""^, 1887, Robert 
William Lutton in Amsterdam, N. Y. They reside 1906 in Upper 
Troy, N. Y. Children: i. Florence Agnes, b. 26 June, 1888. 
2. Edith Estelle, b. 31 Aug., 1889, both in Amsterdam. 

vii. Emily Helen, b. 28 July, i860; m. William James Rowley. She 
d. 22 Jan., 1896, in Denver, Colo., where he 1906 resides. No 
children. 

viii. Bertha Adela, b. i Sept., 1867, in Northville, N. Y. ; m. in Den- 
ver, Colo., 15 June, 1897, George Allen Warth, son of Dr. E. 
J. and Susan Weaver (Allen) Warth, of Naples, 111., where 
he was b. 25 Feb., 1864. Children, three b. at Colorado Springs 
and the 4th at Cripple Creek, viz.: 1. Harmon Slocum, b. 25 
July, 1898; d. same day. 2. Frances Ada, b. 9 April, 1900; d. 
4 Aug., 1906, in Denver, where the family resided. 3. John 
Slocum, b. 30 Nov., 1901. 4. Robert Allen, b. 5 Dec, 1904. 5. 
Barbara, b. 27 Apr., 1907, in Denver. 



612A (612) 481 

Lydia^^ Pierce {Ephraim H. Pierce and Clarissa^ Slocu7n, Ca- 
leb W.^ Joseph,~ Eleazerf' John;' Eleazer,^ Eleazer,^ Giles/ An- 
thony,^) was born 15 December, 1847, on a farm near Osborn 
Bridge, Northampton Township, Fulton Countj', New York. She 
was reared in that county, receiving her education in the Public 
Schools. She was married 20 March, 1867, to Henry Clay Bigelow, 
son of Alfred and Eliza Ann (Benedict) Bigelow of North Broad- 
albin, Fulton Co., N. Y., where he was born 5 April, 1843. They 
moved in 1867 to Buda, Bureau County, Illinois, where he conducted 
a clothing and banking business until 1874, when they moved to a 
large farm three miles southwest of Belvidere, Thayer County, Ne- 
braska. Here he took up the business of farming and dealing in live 
stock, in which he was successful. He was elected treasurer of 
Thayer County and they took residence in Hebron, the seat of gov- 
ernment. In August, 1889, health considerations induced their re- 
moval to Ogden, Utah, where they have enjoyed better health, with 
continued prosperity. Mr. Bigelow organized the Ogden State 
Bank, and in 1890 took interest in The Reed Hotel, a large modern 
building, in one of the business rooms of which he has conducted 



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AND THEIR ALLIANCES 421 

the bank as its president. The deposits in this bank 4 September, 
1906, were $1,269,002.73, a good index of the confidence of the 
community in its management. The profits were gratifying. Mrs, 
Bigelow is a member of the Presbyterian Church, and is justly 
proud of her family. Children: 

i. Archibald Pierce Bigelow, b. 21 Jan., 1868, in Buda, 111. Was 
educated in the Public Schools of Nebraska and at the University 
of Wisconsin. Was married 17 April, i888, to Leota Hendershot, 
of his then home town, Hebron, Nebr. Her parents formerly 
resided in Ohio, but 1906 reside in Ogden, Utah. Archibald P. 
is cashier of the Ogden State Bank, also a director. Residence 
Ogden, Utah. A child, Dorothy, was b. 20 Aug., 1892. 

ii. Jessie Florence Bigelow, b. 21 Apr., 1871, in Buda, 111. She was 
educated in the Public Schools of Nebraska ; the University of Ne- 
braska where she was graduated in 1895; with special language 
courses in the Chicago University; and in the Chicago Con- 
servatory of Music. She was mar. 28 Feb., 1899, at the home 
of her parents, to Everett Lewis" Van Meter, b. 4 Feb., i860, 
near Lexington, Ky., whose American lineage runs back as fol- 
lows: Benjamin F.," Isaac,' Jacob," Isaac," Garret,* Isaac,' Kryn 
Jansen,' Jans Gysbertstin' van Meteren, who came from Hol- 
land in 1662.* Everett L. was educated at Central University, 
Richmond, Ky., and the University of Virginia. He is a com- 
mission salesman at the Chicago Stock Yards. They passed the 
summer of 1907 in Europe, going as far as Greece and Constanti- 
nople, and returned to their residence in Chicago the latter part 
of September. Mrs. Van Meter is a member of the Presbyterian 
Church. She states the characteristics of Mrs. Bigelow, her 
mother, as follows: "It has ever been her heart's desire to en- 
courage and further every worthy ambition of her children. Her 
filial devotion and early maternal duties narrowed her own 
sphere, and deprived a wider circle of the inspiration of a rare 
personality. Owing to this circumstance, perhaps, or to the 
eager craving of her mind for the highest standards of ex- 
cellence, she embraced every opportunity to secure for me the 
advantages of a university education, supplemented by music and 
by travel to Europe and the Orient. To those nearest to her 
her life is an epic of fine striving and fine achievement. It em- 
bodies all that is best; that is most worth while. Her children 
may in fact call her 'blessed . . . who openeth her mouth 
with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.'" 

*See Genealogies and Biographical Sketches, by Benjamin F. Van Meter, 
Louisville, 1901. 



422 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

613 (613) 

Dr. John Caleb^ Slocum {Caleb fV./ Joseph,'' Eleazer,^ Johnf' 
Eleazer,^ Eleazer,^ Giles,- Anthony,^). "At ID P. M. Thursday, II 
November, 1897, at the family residence below Orlando, Florida, 
after a long illness which wrecked both mind and body. Dr. John C. 
Slocum died of exhaustion resulting from general debility. . . . 
The deceased leaves a wife and many friends, but no children, to 
mourn his death. 

"Doctor Slocum came to Orlando about 1883 from Shelbyville, 
Indiana, and settled south of the city, where he and his wife built a 
good lakeside home and where they have lived quietly ever since save 
the four years of President Harrison's administration, 1889-93, dur- 
ing which he was United States Surveyor General of Florida, when 
they lived in Tallahassee. 

"The deceased was a gentleman of the old school, highly educated, 
prepossessing in appearance and manner, polished, courteous and kind, 
and one who won friends from every walk of life. For many years 
he was a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church, in which 
faith he lived and died." Orange County Reporter, Orlando, 
Florida. 

His widow, Jennie (Dodds) Slocum, died 9 November, 1907, un- 
expectedly, at the home of her niece in Riverside, Illinois. 



614 (614) 

Joseph W.° Slocum (Caleb W.,^ Joseph,'' Eleazer^ John^ Elea- 
zer,* Eleazer^ Giles r Anthony,^). "Died on Sunday, November 18, 
1883, at II A. M., at his late residence half way between El Paso 
and Kappa, Illinois, Joseph W* Slocum, in the 52nd year of his 
age. He was born in Fulton County, New York, and in 1857 moved 
to the vicinity of Brimfield, Illinois, where he lived a quiet, unassum- 
ing life as a farmer, respected and liked by all his neghbors and 
friends, until the breaking out of the Southern Rebellion, when, loyal, 
brave and obedient to his country's call, he enlisted and for three 
years served as a common soldier in the 77th Regiment of Illinois 
Volunteers. In 1876 he moved to his late residence, two and a half 
miles south of El Paso. ....... 

♦This W was used in later life to distinguish him from his uncle Joseph 
Slocum. It not being the initial of a name, a period should not be used. He 
died of pleurisy, empyema, with secondary pneumonia, with sickness of three 
and a half months duration. 



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AND THEIR ALLIANCES 423 

"In his ever>^day relations with his neighbors, Mr. Slocum was 
singularly quiet and unobstrusive, yet his whole life was an example 
of well-directed energy, force and decision, and by his mildness and 
quietness, his morality and good works, he accomplished more of good 
for the world, for mankind generally, and for his family, than the 
man of great professions could ever do. His life was like a deep 
river which flows strongly yet quietly along. 

"Although far from three score and ten years his life was fairly 
rounded out, and having done his duty as he saw it, he was ready 
when the summons came to join the innumerable caravan." . . 
The El Paso Journal. See also Volume I of this work. 

His widow, Elma (Hoogeboom) Slocum moved to Peoria, 111., 
with her daughter, and there died 17 February, 1903. Children: 

i. George Washington, b. 25 Oct., 1858; d. 6 Oct., 1862. 

ii. Chari.es Elihu, b. 26 Jan., 1862. Was educated in the Public 
Schools and at The Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, 
III. After some experience in teaching he studied medicine, at- 
tended this Dept. of the University of Michigan two years, 1884- 
86, and Columbia University, New York City, where he was 
graduated M. D. in 1887; then in post graduate work in the 
University of Pennsylvania, and hospitals of Philadelphia, and 
there received honors in June, 1888. He has practiced his pro- 
fession at El Paso and Peoria, 111., at Beatrice, Nebr., and 
now (1906) resides in Bentonville, Arkansas. He married in 
May, 1894, Harriet Ishmael, of Peoria. Children, reported by his 
sister: 1. Charles Elihu. 2. Joseph Wright. 3. Lewis Elias. 4. 
Truman Robert; died in March, 1901. 5. George Elmer; died 
3 March, 1903, aged about 15 months. 

iii. Ella, b. 12 Feb., 1867. Was educated in the Public Schools, at a 
higher school in Bloomington, and by private teachers in music, 
in which she has talent. Was married at her mother's home in 
Peoria, 111., 27 June, 1901, by Rev. Dr. John E. Flaville, of the 
First Congregational Church, to Charles Edgar Mooney, b. 8 
May, 1861, at Marlboro, Mass., youngest son of Samuel and 
Lydia (Harrington) Mooney, the latter being a Mayflower and 
Revolutionary descendant. He has followed mercantile business 
from his youth. They resided in Peoria until fall of 1904, 
then moved to Los Angeles, Calif., and in 1905 settled in their 
own home in the nearby Hollywood. A child, Herbert Slocum, 
was born 9 May, 1902. 

iv. George Hoogeboom, b. 25 July, 1868. He m. Elizabeth Pfluger, 27 



424 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

Sept., 1897. They reside (1906) in his father's homestead, with- 
out children. Postotiice EI Paso, Illinois. 
V. EdvvarDj born 18 May, 1871, near BrimHeld, 111.; died next day. 



616 (616) 

Mrs. Wright Newton® Slocum {Caleb W.,^ Joseph,' Elea- 
zer,^ John,^ Eleazer,^ Eleazer,^ Giles, ~ Anthony,^) , Laura Eliza 
(Brundage) Slocum, died 31 October, 1903, at the home of her 
husband in Albany, New York, aged 62 years. Was buried at North- 
ville. Children : 

i. Elizabeth Susan, b. 30 March, i860; mar. in Northville, N. Y., 
15 Oct., 1884, Beecher, son of William and Elizabeth (Varney) 
Richardson, of Glens Falls, N. Y., where they have since resided. 
A real estate agent. Children: i. Erwin Beecher, b. 7 Oct., 
1885; m. 15 June, 1905, Laura May, dau. of William and Eliza- 
beth (Jeffers) Johnson, of Albany, N. Y., where they reside, 
members of Baptist Church. 2. Elizabeth May, b. 25 April, 
1887; d. 16 May, 1887. 3. Laura Ina, b. 15 Jan., 1890. 4. 
William Wright, b. 28 Oct., 1894. 5. A son, b. 17 Dec, 1896; 
d. 18 Dec, 1898. 6. Karl Clyde, b. 28 March, 1905. 

ii. Erwin Eleazer, b. 16 May, 1862; died 31 July, 1879, in North- 
ville, N. Y., and was there buried. 

iii. Almond Caleb, b. 22 Dec, 1864; mar. 6 Dec, 1883, Frances 
Josephine, dau. of Samuel and Frances Diadema (Chamberlain) 
Warne, of near Westbury, N. Y., where she was born 28 April, 
1859. They reside (1906) in Schenectady, N. Y., where he is 
in the employ of the N. Y. C. & H. R. Ry. Co. as baggage master. 
At the completion and occupancy of the elegant new station build- 
ings late in February, 1908, he was promoted to their superin- 
tendency. Children: 1. Leon Almond, b. 14 March, 1889; d. 
12 May, 1896, from injury to spine at school in Gloversville, 
N. Y. Was buried there. 2. Beulah Warne, b. 3 Dec, 1901, in 
Albany. 

iv. Henry Platt, born 29 September, 1866; died 8 January, 1867. 

V. Charles Cecil, b. 14 May, 1874; m. Harriet Richardson. They 

resided in Albany, N. Y. Children: i. Not reported; d. . 

2. Glen, b. 1898 (?). 3. Florence, b. 1900 (?). 4. Dorothy, 
b. 1903 (?). 5. Gilbert, b. 1904 (?). 



617 (617) 

Eleazer** Slocum {Caleb W./ Joseph,' Eleazer,^' John,'' Elen- 
zer,^ Eleazer,^ Giles,- Anthony,^) died I2(?) May,' 1886, aged about 
forty-seven years. His widow, Cornelia Jane (Cowley) Slocum, has 
cared for her father, who died in the fall of 1907, over ninety years 




MRS. CHARLOTTE SLOCUM ASHMAN 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 425 

of age, on his farm near Brimfield, Illinois. Eleazer and Cornelia 
had but one child, viz.: 

617A. i. Charlotte May, born 19 Jan., 1872; married George C. Ashman. 



617A 617 

Charlotte May^° Slocum {Eleazer,^ Caleb W.,^ Joseph,' Elea- 
zer,^ John,^ Eleazer,^ Eleazer^ Giles^ Anthony,^) born at Grand 
Rapids, Michigan. Her education began with her mother, an ex- 
perienced school teacher, and was continued in the Public Schools 
of Illinois, completing the higher courses offered at Brimfield. At 
the age of sixteen years she entered the State Normal University, at 
Normal, 111., and after an interrupted course, due to one year of 
teaching and another year of ill health, was there graduated 19 
June, 1894. She had prepared herself specially as a primary teacher, 
the most important in the school work, and during the next five 
years she ably taught primary classes in the Public Schools of Evan- 
ston. III. During one of these summer vacations she accompanied 
her uncle. Dr. Charles Elihu Slocum (with whom she resided during 
much of her illness, and who had been much interested in her educa- 
tion) to Niagara Falls, the Thousand Islands of the St- Lawrence, 
down this river to Montreal and Quebec, thence to the White Moun- 
tains and Boston, where they attended the Fiftieth Anniversary Meet- 
ing of The American Association for the Advancement of Science, with 
excursions in and about Boston from Salem and Concord to Ply- 
mouth ; returning home by way of New York, Philadelphia, Wash- 
ington, etc. 

In September, 1899, she was called, to the regret of the Evanston 
Board of Education, to the Eastern Illinois State Normal School 
(the buildings of which were then just completed at Charleston) as 
Primary Critic in the Training School. This position she held six 
years. In the summer vacation of 1901 she again visited New York 
with her uncle. Doctor Slocum, and attended the Annual Meeting 
of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, in the 
new buildings of Columbia University. During the following sum- 
mer she was employed as teacher in the Summer Schools of the State 
Normal, and as instructor in County Teachers' Institutes, thus teach- 
ing ten weeks some summers; in the summer of 1902 attending the 
Summer School of Harvard University instead. 



426 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

During these years she attained high repute throughout the State 
as an educator; was chosen to various offices in The Northern, The 
Eastern, and Ilh'nois State Teachers' Associations, and in the Primary 
Section of the State Association. She was also member of The 
National Teachers' Association; and retains membership in the State 
Boards of the Illinois Congress of Mothers, in which organizations 
she has done much work among mothers which should show for 
good to the children of succeeding generations. She has also done 
good work as member of The Methodist Episcopal Church, and of 
The Young Women's Christian Association. 

Resigning her proud position with the State, she was married I2 
September, 1905, at the home of her mother, and grandfather, Will- 
iam Cowley, near Brimfield, by Rev. Snedeker, to George Cromwell 
Ashman, born ig August, 1869, near Frankfort, Indiana, son of 
George and Mary Ellen (Leslie) Ashman, farmers. He attended 
the Public Schools and, when older, worked on the farm summers. 
In September, 1886, he entered Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind. 
After two years study here he taught three terms in the country 
schools near his home. In 1892 he returned to Wabash College, 
and was here graduated B. S. in June, 1895. The next school year 
he also passed here as assistant in chemistry, and doing graduate 
work. In September, 1896, he took a position as teacher of chem- 
istry and physics in The Frankfort, Indiana, High School, continuing 
in this place until December, 1901, when he became Principal of the 
Department of Chemistry in The Bradley Polytechnic Institute, 
Peoria, 111., in affiliation with The University of Chicago, which 
position he now (1907) holds. He has pursued advanced work in The 
University of Chicago during his summer vacations from teaching, 
and was there graduated M. S. in 1905. Wabash College conferred 
the degree of A. M. on him in 1906. His graduate course at the Uni- 
versity of Chicago for the Doctorate of Philosophy is nearly com- 
pleted (1907). He is member of The Indiana Academy of Science, 
The Indiana Association of Science Teachers, The Central Associa- 
tion of Science and Mathematics Teachers and The American Chemi- 
cal Society. 

Prof, and Mrs. Ashman reside in Peoria, 111. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 427 

618 (618) 

Dr. Charles Elihu^ Slocum {Caleb fV./ Joseph,'' Eleazer,^ 
John/' Eleazer,^ Eleazer,^ Giles/' Anthony,^) waz* born 30 Decem- 
ber, 1 84 1, by the mills at North ville, Fulton County, New York, 
and waz rerd on a farm about a mile from this vilaj. He waz the 
yungest ov a family ov eleven children, and he began life rather porly 
endowd fizikaly, inkluding eyesight, and waz thus, and pekuniarily, 
much handikapt in obtaning an edukashon. He began teching Pub- 
lik Skool in kuntry distrikt, Hamilton County, New York, befor 
sixteen yerz ov aj, at the pris ov twelv dolarz and fifty sents a month 
and bord, the bord to be obtand by staing with the patrons ov the 
skool about wun week in a familj^ He kontinud teching winters 
for several yerz in Fulton and Saratoga kountys, and in higher 
grades and privat skools in the Schuylkil Valy, Pennsylvania, and in 
Albion, Michigan, with inkresing resets, which wer mostly expended 
in atending skool; se Volume I. 

He began the study of medisin under a preseptor, while teching in 
kolej in Albion, Michigan; and he saw much ov praktikal medisin 
and surjery befor being graduated M. D. at the College of Phy- 
sicians and Surgeons, New York City, in i86g. 

Notwithstanding hiz por helth, in July, 187 1, he setld in the then 
vilaj ov Defiance, Ohio, which plas haz sins bin hiz hom. From 
the first it waz hiz ambishon to hav hiz ofis wel ekwipt for the 
praktis ov medisin and surgery. His pashents kam in larj number, 
and wer wel plezd with the relief aforded them; and the rekurens 
ov hiz former por helth waz probably a blesing to him by interupting 
hiz to klos aplikashon to night and day work — with long drives 
without an improvd road and often thru deep, hevy mud, and severe 
malaria — and inklining him to return diferent yerz to the medikal 
senters ov Nu York, Filadelfia, and in Europe, for studiz in the 
speshaltiz ov hiz profeshon. 

Thez chanjez in work wer rekreativ in the tru sens; tha brot 
improvment in helth and nolej that hav sins bin ov servis to many 
f rends. Thez studiz also brot him the onors ov Jefferson Kolej, 
Filadelfia, ov the University ov Pennsylvania, and later ov Defiance 
Kolej which in sentiment iz the most prizd az koming from hiz na- 
bors ov many yerz ov klos asosiashon. 

*Se the Prefas ov this buk for authoritiz for this speling. 



428 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

Doktor Slocum's entire life haz bin a partikularly aktiv wun, and 
wun in which the most praktikal methods hav bin konsulted. Al 
ov hiz mental and pekuniary inkum, and the onors that hav kum to 
him, hav bin the lejitimat result ov hiz luv ov persistent efort; and hiz 
varid eforts hav bin direkted by the nesesity for divershon and rekre- 
ashon. Thez revivifying ajensez hav bin obtand in okashonal chanjez 
in work and sene, always with helthful mental exersize, such az 
studiz and praktikal obzervashons in the open air in natural siens — 
jeology, and the fauna and flora ov the plas wherever he might be — 
and studiz in the history ov the rejon. Thez lltl jurneys hav givn 
elastisity to the body and the mind while extending hiz fund ov nolej 
and hiz kolekshons ov fizikal spesimens, which ar now insiting others 
to such rekreativ studiz, and thus blesing the lives, the bodiz and 
spirits, ov many frends, old and yung. 

Hiz only liberal expenditurs in the erlier yerz ov profeshonal work 
wer for hiz ofis inkluding buks. Hiz pekuniary akumulashons wer 
also set at work ; first invested litl by litl in stock ov The Defiance 
National Bank. In January, 1874, he waz elekted a Direktor in this 
bank, and in i8g2 when its charter waz renewd with name ov The 
First National Bank, he waz chozn Direktor, and Vice-Prezident. He 
also ii. vested in The Defiance Savings Bank which waz charterd in 
1 88 1 az The Merchants National Bank, when he waz chozn a Direk- 
tor, and later Vice-Prezident and akting Prezident. He haz also bin 
a stokoner in several ov the larjest manufaktoriz in Defiance, and 
Direktor and Prezident ov sum ov them. Thez holdings wer in later 
yerz konverted into edukashonal benefakshons which hav for several 
yerz bin at work for the uplifting ov yung pcpl, and thru their gud 
work benefiting mankind. 

The groing and develois'ng Ohio Wesleyan University at Dela- 
ware, Ohio, being in grat need ov a library bilding, Doktor Slocum 
furnisht the fund in 1894 for such bilding. He also gav much time 
and thot to the making ov this bilding modern and model in every 
respekt. The main part iz 63 to 67x128 feet in ground plan, with 
a wing about '50 feet skwar, al with uniform hight; the main part 
iz thrc hi storiz and the wing for bukstak iz divided into five storiz. 
A basment under the main part servz for heting, ventilating fan, and 
other uses. The entire outer wals ar ov Bedford, Indiana, buf lime- 
ston, llnd with holo brik, and the partlshons and florz ar ov struk- 




Looking Westward i November, 1899 




LIBRARY OF CHARLES ELIHU SLOCUM, DEFIANCE, OHIO 
Looking Eastward i November, 1899 




THIRD FLOOR BALCONY AROUND SKVLKtHT OPENING 

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AND THEIR ALLIANCES 429 

tural tile suported by steel work and koverd with sement, thus mak- 
ing al parts fireprof. 

The first flor iz divided into klas, lekture, buk-unpaking and koat 
romz; the sekond flor into romz for the librarian, kataloging, and the 
jeneral reding rom which is 60x100 feet flor spas, with hi seling, 
and thoroly lited by thirty-five large windoz on the sides and rer end, 
a glas partishon at front, and a skylit 20x69 feet over the senter. 
The third flor iz divided into ten seminar romz for departmental 
librariz and for university work proper. 

The buk kapasity ov this bilding haz bin komputed az hi az 300,- 
000 volums. It waz dedikated befor a larj audiens 20 June, 1898, 
and givn the donor's ful nam. 

Doktor Slocum haz valued buks ov solid karakter — the repozi- 
toriz ov the akumulated nolej ov sivilizashon — and five thousand or 
mor volums wer gatherd in hiz privat library nothwithstanding the 
suplying ov sum frends from hiz shelvz. Sum fakts regarding this 
privat library ar permited reported only az a posibl enkurajmcnt to 
buk-luving pepl ho may read this skech, by ilustrating what kan be 
akomplisht with moderat, kontinuus outlay — the owner ov this ko- 
lekshon beleving it best to own the obtanibl buks nesesary for mental 
expanshon rather than be dependant upon the naborz or a publik 
library. Hiz library kontanz somthing relating to every sub- 
jekt — buks, jeneral and speshal on the diferent fazez ov anthropolojy, 
langwaj, history, siens, literatur, filosofy, politiks, relijons, and edu- 
kashon. Buks ov siens, history and literatur other than fikshon, pre- 
dominat. Very litl spas haz bin givn to fikshon on akount ov its de- 
moralizing influens on mind and time. 

The medikal and surjikal sienses ar wel portrayd by several 
speshal and resent tretises on each subjekt. Speshal tretises on the 
diferent fazez ov biolojy and sikolojy ar also in this department, az 
wel az in that ov the edukashonal, and mor than fifty volums ov 
the publikashons ov the Amerikan Medikal Asosiashon, and mor than 
thirty volums ov the Ohio State Medikal Asosiashon, the owner 
having bin mor than thirty yerz a member ov thez bodiz. Long 
time membership in other sosietiz haz aded ov their publikashons; 
among which ar The Amerikan Mikroskopikal Sosiety, a charter 
member, thirty volums; The New England Historic Genealogical So- 
siety, a life member, about thirty volums ; Amerikan Akademy ov 
Politikal and Soshal Siens, twenty-seven ; Amerikan Asosiashon for 



430 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

the Advansment ov Siens, twenty-five; Nashonal Jeografik Soslety, 
fifteen; The Ohio State Arkeolojikal and Historikal Sosiety, a life 
member, twenty, etc. A number ov other buks and periodikals re- 
lating to speshal siens hav bin regularly resevd. 

Being at grat distans from larj librariz, it waz nesesary to pur- 
chas the buks neded ; and being in sympathy with the beter methods 
ov modern bukmaking, and ov siens, he haz endevord to gather 
the best buks ilustrativ ov such methods. Litl if any atenshon haz 
bin givn to vagary or hoby in the selekshon ov buks. A fu hand- 
sum bindings ar posest, but jeneraly a gud kloth binding haz bin 
preferd to any other kind for its beter withstanding atmosferik, 
parasitik and other deleterius efekts. 

This privat library haz bin frely open to the publik, and many per- 
sons hav konsulted it, the owner having bin plezd to giv hiz aid in 
selekting buks for eny line ov referens or study. The buks wer aranjd 
in four romz konekting with hiz ofis under Masonik Hal in the biz- 
nes part ov Defiance; and thez romz hav bin frely open, not alone 
to rederz, but az a meting plas for the Fort Defiance Siens Klub 
which waz organizd and fosterd by Doktor Slocum, and ov other 
organizashons, and individuals, who desird to konfer regarding kwes- 
chons ov publik utility, or on subjekts literary, sientifik, muzikal, etc. 

Realizing that many ov thez buks had servd their purpos to him, 
and that tha might hav a wider usefulnes elswher, their oner began 
their distribushon in the yer 1905. Sum went to personal f rends ho 
wud mak gud use ov them ; others wer sent to Defiance Kolej ; others 
to the Charles Elihu Slocum Library ov The Ohio Wesleyan Uni- 
versity, Delaware, Ohio; others to The Orrington Lunt Library ov 
The Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois; and yet mor to 
the nu bilding ov The Defiance Publik Library, Defiance, Ohio. 

The trustez ov the last namd institushon, in konstrukting the nu 
Carnegie Library Bilding, adapted a larj part for Doktor Slocum's 
sole okupansy with what tha wer plezd to designat The Charles Elihu 
Slocum Referens Library, and Sientifik and Historikal Kolekshons. 
This Referens Library iz at prezent komposd ov about thre thou- 
sand volums ; the sientifik kolekshons konsist ov hundreds ov natural 
siens objekts for the study ov zoolojy, vertebrat and invertebrat, and 
oology ; sekshons ov the diferent strata ov the earth's krust, with 
their fosils; objekts ov fenomenal jeolojy; and ov minerals, inkluding 
jems, lapidarid and other. The historikal kolekshon embrases many 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 43 1 

hundreds ov arkeolojik artikls, vases, implements, wepons, etc., 
larjly ov Amerikan Aborijinez, firemaking artikls, pioner artikls ov 
utility, several stajez in the development ov firearms, and many other 
artikls ov interest and value- Al ar systematikaly aranjd and labeld 
by Doktor Slocum for their konvenient study by the publik, the pupils 
ov the Hi Skool, and the students ov Defiance Kolej. 

In erlier yerz Doktor Slocum deklind oferz ov profesorship in Fort 
Wayne and Chicago Medikal Skools; but in 1896 he aksepted an 
importunat kal to The Cleveland College of Physicians and Sur- 
geons, Cleveland, Ohio, az Profesor ov Sikoloji and Ethiks. Upon 
thez subjekts, in their medikal relashons and barings, he lekturd ther 
four yerz, prinsipaly to the senior klasez, and then positively de- 
klind to kontinue work so far from hiz home. 

He erly anserd a similar importunat kal from hiz hom literary in- 
stitushon, and for several yerz haz bin chief ov the departments ov 
Biology and Jeolojy in the yung and prosperus Defiance College, from 
loyalty to hiz hom sity. The old luv ov teching iz renewd, and each 
yer he haz dun this work with even grater zest than in hiz erly tech- 
ing yerz. He endevorz to keep wel within sight ov the progres in 
thez siensez and ov the others pertaining to hiz profeshon. 

In adishon to the sosietez elswher namd, the subjekt ov this 
skech iz a member — in diferent wuns a charter member or life mem- 
ber — ov The Old Colony Historikal Sosiety, Taunton, Mass.; The 
local medikal sosietiz; The Ohio State Akademy ov Siens; Phila- 
delphia Akademy ov Natural Siensez; Wisconsin Natural History 
Sosiety, also ov this State Arkeolojikal Sosiety; The Ohio Sosiety for 
the Prevenshon of Tuberkulosis ; The Ohio Sosiety ov the Sons ov 
the Revolushon, from his grandfather Joseph'^ Slocum, and hiz grat 
grandfathers Eleazer" Slocum and Caleb Wright; member ov The 
Biolojikal Sosiety ov Washington, D. C. ; Internashonal Medikal 
Kongres; Internashonal Kongres ov Amerikanists; Pan-Amerikan 
Medikal Kongres; Internashonal Geographik Kongres, 1904; Inter- 
nashonal Kongres ov Arts and Siensez, 1904; The Amerikan Anthrop- 
olojikal Asosiashon ; life member of The Amerikan Museum of Nat- 
ural History, New York City; Amerikan Forestry Assosiashon, etc. 
It haz bin imposibl for him to atend the metings ov thez sosietiz regu- 
larly; but it haz bin a plezhur and a part ov hiz rekreashon to atend 
okashonaly, and to kontribut to their suport; and their publikashons ar 
examind with interest and profit. The only fraternal sosietiz ov 



432 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

which he iz a member, ar the A. F. and A. Masonik bodiz thru the 
32°, and the Methodist Episcopal Church (ther being no meting 
ov the Sosietj' ov Frends ner). 

Hiz pen haz bin alctiv at times during the yerz past, on lokal, and 
sum jeneral kweschons. Hiz larjest buk, resently publisht, is a 
larj oktavo ov 666 pajez, fuly ilustrated, entitled, History ov The 
Maumee River Basin, which haz bin very favorably revewd by his- 
torikal jurnals. Several other works ar wel under wa. 

During Doktor Slocum's pulmonary and throat weknes, he held 
konsienshus skrupls agenst marij ; and this prinsipl, and akshon, hav 
bin komended by hiz later jujment. He lived a bachelor until 5 
April, 1900, when he marid, at her venerabl mother's horn in Toledo, 
Ohio, Mis Sophia Isabel Craver, M. D., ho waz born 4 May, 1850, 
in Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, and waz rerd in Williams 
County, adjoining Defiance County, Ohio. She is the sixth ov eight 
children and the third ov five dauterz ov David and Eliza (Chris- 
topher) Craver, desest, the former from Maryland and ov Swiss de- 
sent, and the latter born in New Jersey. Doktres Craver Slocum waz 
edukated in the Publik Skools and in Bryan Akademy. She taut Pub- 
lik Skools in Williams Kounty eight yerz, in Bryan two yerz, and in 
the Toledo Industrial Skool thre yerz. She began the study ov 
medisin in Toledo, Ohio, in 1878; and pursued the korsez ov The 
Wimen's Medikal Kolej ov The Northwestern University, Chicago, 
and waz ther graduated M. D. in 1882. She began the praktis ov 
medisin in Defiance, Ohio, wher she remand wun yer and a haf, 
then praktist in Bryan about nine yerz. She waz then chozn fizi- 
shan in the Wimen's Department ov The Toledo State Hospital for 
wun yer; then she opend ofis in Toledo. Tha have no children. 



619 (619) 

John Newton" Slocum {Humphrey,^ Joseph.' Eleazer!'' John;' 
Eleazer^* Eleazer/ Giles,- Anthony,^) was born 7 October, 1832, 
near Northville, New York. He became a dry goods merchant at 
Geneva, N. Y., under the firm name of J. N. Slocum and Bro. See 
Volume I, page 472. 

His brother, Humphrey Elias Slocum, Family 483B, withdrew 
from the firm in 1884, and the senior member continued the busi- 
ness until the early part of 1889, when he closed out his stock, and 
moved with his family to Beaver Falls, Lewis County, N. Y., the 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 433 

first of Ma}'. Here he entered into partnership with his brother-in- 
law, James P. Lewis, under the firm name, df Lewis and Slocum. 
They here built a paper pulp mill at the Falls, and began the manu- 
facture of paper in the autumn of 1889. This mill was successful 
from the start, and it is yet (igo6) doing good work. Feeling the 
necessity for a larger supply of pulverized wood, he formed another 
co-partnership with James P. Lewis, and Howard I. Le Fevre (his 
son-in-law) under the firm name of Lewis, Slocum & Le Fevre for 
the manufacture of wood-pulp at Beaver Falls, which business yet 
continues. Mr. and Mrs, Slocum (formerly Elizabeth Belle White- 
house) and their children, other than as stated below, yet (1906) 
reside at Beaver Falls, N. Y. Children: 

i. Charles Alfred, b. 6 Oct., 1857, in Galway, N. Y. Was gradu- 
ated D. D. S. in course at the Baltimore College of Dentistry, 
March, 1882. He was married 29 Aug., 1883, to Helen Maria, dau. 
of Hugh and Ann (Keilty) Dennison, born 17 April, 1857, 
in Geneva. Here they resided ten years, he practicing his pro- 
fession. They moved to New York City, where he continued 
his professional work until his health failed, when they left 
New York, his family returning to Geneva, where they now 
(1906) reside, and he went to a hospital, where he died 2 Aug., 
1906. Children: i. John Newton 2nd, b. 14 April, 1889. 2. 
Hugh Dennison, b. 5 May, 1893, at Geneva, 
ii. Caroline Anne, b. 23 Dec, 1859; d. 22 Jan., 1862, in Galway, 

New York, 
iii. Frank Ernest, b. 8 Aug., 1863, in Galway, N. Y. Was gradu- 
ated D. D. S. by the University of Maryland, in November, 1886. 
He has since followed his profession, most of the time in New 
York City, where he is 1906 doing a lucrative business in a good 
class of work. He remains unmarried. See Portrait. 
619A. iv. Mai, born 9 April, 1868; mar. Howard I. Le Fevre. See Portrait. 



619A 619 

Mai^" Slocum {John N.,° Humphrey,^ Joseph/ Eleazer,'^ John,^ 
Eleazer/ Eleazer,^ Giles, "^ Anthony,^) was born 9 April, 1868, at 
Niagara Falls, New York. She was educated in the Public Schools, 
and in Starkey Seminary, Lakemont, Yates County, New York, 
where she was graduated 21 June, 1888. 

She married 15 June, 1893, Howard Isaac Le Fevre, born 16 
August, 1867, at Beaver Falls, N. Y., son of Martin R. and Hanna 
(Lewis) Le Fevre of this place. Howard was educated in the Pub- 
lic Schools; in Lowville Academy, where he was graduated in 1885; 

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434 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

and Eastman Business College, Poughkeepsie, 1887. He is a member 
of the firm of Lewis, SlocUm and Le Fevre, paper pulp manufacturers, 
Beaver Falls, N. Y., where they (1907) reside. They have children: 

i. Harold Martin Slocum Le Fevre, born 22 April, 1894. 

ii. Geraldine Elizabeth Le Fevre, b. 22 Sept., 1899; died 10 July, 

1900. 
iii. De Witt Chauncey Le Fevre, born 7 February, 1903. 
iv. Katherin Berdina Le Fevre, born 4 March, 1905. 
V. Elizabeth Slocum Le Fevre, born 15 March, 1907. 



620 484 

George Washington" Slocum {Joseph,^ Joseph,'' Eleazer^ 
John,^ EleazerJ^ Eleazer^ Giles r Anthony^) was born 28 January, 
1843, near Brimfield, Illinois, and was reared on a farm. He was 
there married 25 November, 1867, to Elizabeth King, born 27 April, 
1849, at Akron, Ohio, daughter of Dr. Robert Ware and Sara 
(Bartges) King, They moved to Wichita, Kansas, in 1873, and re- 
sided there until 1884, when they removed to Dodge City, Kansas, 
where they have since resided. He was a soldier in the Civil War 
of 1861-65, and now has poor health. He is a farmer and stockman, 
traveling considerably. Children: 

i. Albert, b. 12 Mar., 1869; was accidentally shot at Greensburg, 

Kan., and died 26 Sept., 1884; was buried at Wichita, 
ii. Charles Guy, b. 12 May, 1871. Was killed by electric shock at 
Petaluma, Calif., in June 1902. Was buried at Dodge City, 
Kansas, 
iii. June Mabel, b. 25 Aug., 1873, at El Paso, 111. She is a teacher 
in a Public School in South Omaha, Nebraska, with her sister, 
Florence, 
iv. Eva, b. 21 Nov., 1875; d. 18 Dec, 1875; bur. at Wichita, Kansas. 
V. Florence, b. 18 Dec, 1876, at Wichita, Kan. Is now (1907) teach- 
ing Public School in South Omaha, Nebraska, with her sister, June 
Mabel. She is record keeper of the family and sent this report, 
vi. George Everet, b. 31 July, 1878, at Wichita. He is a farmer and 

stockkeeper, at home, Dodge City, Kan. 
vii. Arthur, b. 25 Dec, 1881. Is also a farmer, at home, 
viii. Roy, born 19 Mar., 1884; died 21 Mar., 1884, at Wichita. 
ix. Bertha, b. 20 May, 1885, at Dodge City, Kansas, where she is 

engaged in keeping account books. 
X. Frederick, b. i April, 1887. Is also a farmer, at home, 
xi. Myrtle Irene, b. 26 Mar., 1889. She is a pupil in The Dodge 

City High School in 1907; also her sister, viz: 
xii. Pearl, born 6 February, 1891. 




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AND THEIR ALLIANCES 435 

621 (621) 

Children of Chauncey Betts^ Slocum (Lewis B./ Fortu- 
natus^ Eleazer,^ John,^ EleazerJ^ Eleazer,^ Giles,- Anthony,^) and 
wife, Charlotte Elizabeth Crapo, who died in Schaghticoke, Rens- 
selaer County, New York: 

i. Ellena, m. Roswell N. Brown. She d. May, 1905, in Troy, N. Y., 

leaving a child, Ida W., who m. George S. Lemon, 6 Sept., 1906. 

ii. Clarissa B., m. Charles J. Wilbur, U. S. Mail Clerk in the 

Troy P. O. A child, Charles Joy, resides 1907 in Upper Troy. 

iii. Ida B., m. Chauncey Van Schaick, who d. in Saratoga Co. She 

m. 2nd Frank Curtis, railroad engineer. They reside in Upp^r 

Troy, without children. 

iv. Frances E., m. George Curtis, a contractor. They reside in Upper 

Troy, N. Y., without children. 
V. Harriet, m. Arthur Wright, agent for a box company. They 
reside in Chicago, 111., without children. 

vi. Frederick L., m. Hoag. In Troy. One child, Ida. 

vii. Edward C, married ; died in Green Point, N. Y. 



622 (622) 

Children of Nancy'' Slocum [Lewis B.,^ Fortiinatus^ Elec- 
zer^ John,^ Eleazer,^ Eleazer^ Giles,~ Anthony,'^) and husband, 
John P. Ball, who died in Valley Falls, Rensselaer County, New 
York: 

i. Emma J., m. Worthington Gregory. See Vol. I. The fourth child 
was named Clifford. 

ii. Adeline P. Ball, m. Hiram M. Bouton. She d. 12 Mar., 1906, 
in Prattsville, N. Y., where her husband and children 1907 re- 
side. 

iii. Clara I. Ball, and husband, Henry J. Herrington's, 2nd and 3rd 
children, are: 2. Ada N., b. Feb., 1882. 3. May, b. 27 Dec, 
1883; m. 8 July, 1906, Charles G. Mathewson. All reside 1907 
at Valley Falls, N. Y. 

iv. Franklin S. Ball and family reside 1907 in Auburn, N. Y. 



623 (623) 

Alexander Bryan^ Slocum {Lewis B.,^ Fortunatus^ Eleazer,^ 
John,^ Eleazer,^ Eleazer^ Giles ~ Anthony}^ died 7 September, 1892, 
at the home of his sister, Mrs. John Kenyon, Family 624, Valley 
Falls, New York. His wife died in Troy. 



43^ THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

624 (624) 

Harriet'^ Slocum {Lcivis B.,^ Fortunatus,"' EleazerJ^ John,^ 
Eleazerj^ Eleazer^ Giles,- Anthony,^) and husband, John Kenyon, 
1907 reside at their former home at Valley Falls, Rensselaer County, 
New York. The changes in their family since the publication of 
Volume I, are: 

i. Harlan Slocum Kenyon, m. Florence Yout 21 May, 1890. They 
reside 1907 at Valley Falls with children: i. John Y., b. 5 
Mar., 1891. 2. Harlan Slocum, b. 29 June, 1892. 3. Mary B., 
b. 12 Dec, 1893. 



627 (627) 

Dr. Herbert Willard^ Slocum {Willard/^ Fitzgerald,'' Elea- 
zer,^ John/ Eleazer/ Eleazer,^ Giles,- Anthony,'^) born 27 February, 
1837, ^t Ashland, Ohio; graduated M. D. at Detroit Medical Col- 
lege, 1883; died suddenly 4 March, 1891, of diphtheria, contracted 
from a patient at Fort Morgan, Colorado, to which place he had 
moved his family from Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

No report received from his family. 



628 (628) 

William Young'' Slocum {Rev. Daniel,^ Eleazer,"' Ebenezer,^ 
Charles,^ Ebenezer,^ Eleazer,^ Giles,- Anthony,^) born 27 March, 
1825, in Exeter Township, Washington County, Rhode Island; died 
29 June, 1885, in Kenyon. His widow, born Harriet Maria Larking, 
died 17 May, 1894, in Lafayette, R. I., where now (1906) reside, 
their daughter, Martha Bugbee, and son Herbert Daniel a? member 
of the general merchandising firm of Davis and Slocum. He was 
educated in the Public Schools; the East Greenwich, R. L, Academy, 
and the Bryant and Stratton Business College, Providence. Of their 
other children : 

iv. Clarence Jonathan, twin, b. 20 Sept., 1873, Richmond, R. I., 
educated in the Public Schools, East Greenwich Academy, Rhode 
Island Agricultural College, and The Albany, N. Y., Medical 
College where he was graduated M. D. 1897. Was appointed 
Interne of Hudson River State Hospital, Poughkeepsie, 1897; be- 
came Junior Assistant Physician there in 1898; transferred to 
the State Hospital at Utica, N. Y., in 1900 for promotion to 
Assistant Physician. He resigned at Utica in June, 1902, to 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 437 

enter family practice; but accepted, July, 1902, appointment as 
Resident Physician of Dr. Carlos F. MacDonald's Sanitorium at 
Pleasantville Station, Westchester Co., N. Y. He moved with Dr. 
MacDonald to Central Valley, Orange Co., N. Y., where he 
(1906) continues as Resident Physician. He was married 17 
January, 1906, to Elvira Gwendolyn Evans, of Easton, Pa. 
Clara Rebecca, twin, b. 20 Sept., 1873. Was educated in the 
Public Schools, the East Greenwich, R. I., Academy, and the 
National Normal University, Lebanon, Ohio, where she was 
graduated in 1892. She taught Public School three years, then 
entered the Boston City Hospital Training School for Nurses 
and was there graduated in 1899; and graduated from the Boston 
Lying-in Hospital in 1900. She mar. 17 Sept., 1902, Dr. William 
Eugene Currier, son of George O. and Sara P. (Cotton). Dr. 
Currier was graduated at Bowdoin College in 1894, and 
M. D. Harvard, 1898. After four years hospital service in 
Boston he began medical practice in Leominster, Mass., where 
they (1907) reside. A child, Paul Slocum, was b. 31 July, 1903. 



632 A (632) 

Charles William^° Slocum {John/* IVilUam R./ Eleazer,'' 
Ebenezer,^ Charles/" Ehenezer,^ Eleazer/ Giles,- Anthony /) born 8 
June, 1858, in West Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island. Mar- 
ried in Dodge County, Minnesota, i March, 1880, Adelia Sophia Gil- 
bert, born ther.e 5 May, 1858, daughter of Hiram Clinton and Mar- 
tha Cyrena (Watkins) Gilbert, formerly, of New York State. They 
reside (1907) on a farm near West Concord, Dodge County, Minne- 
sota. Children : 

i. Leon Charles, b. 25 Jan., 1881; m. 14 Sept., 1903, Susan May 

Stilwel, b. 26 Mar., 1884, in Dodge Co., Minn. Children: i. 

Kenneth Gilbert, b. ii Sept., 1904, in Mille Lacs Co., Minn.; 

d. there 30 Nov., 1904. 2. Roger Leon, b. 25 Oct., 1905, Dodge 

County, 
ii. Sara Evelyn, b. 7 Apr., 1886, Dodge Co.; d. there 26 Jan., 1887. 
iii. Florence Winnie, b. 6 Mar., 1888, in Dodge Co., Minn. Her 

facile pen contributed this report. 



634 A (634) 

Freeman Leslie^" Slocum {Freeman^ Solomon,^ Lyman,'' 
Benjamin,^ Abraham,^ Ebenezer,* Eleazer,^ Giles,- Anthony,^) was 
born 4 September, 1861, in Andover, New York. He went to his 
uncle John^ Slocum (540) in Toulon, Illinois, where he lived in 
1 88 1. Was married 2 September, 1885, to Agnes McKay, of Jasper, 



438 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

N. Y. He conducted a tailoring business several years in Hornell, 
N. Y., and now (1906) has a five and ten cent store in Kewanee, 
Illinois, Children: 

i. Agnes Lillian, b. 9 Oct., 1886. Residence 1907 in Kewanee, Illinois, 
ii. William Earl, b. 13 February, 1888. A tailor in Hornell, N. Y. 
iii. Eloise Winifred, b. 4 June, 1891. Resides with parents in Ke- 
wanee. 



638 (638) 

The Children of Willard Woodman" Slocum {John P./ 
Abraham,'' Benjamirij^ Abrnhajyi,^ Ebenezer,* Eleazer,^ Giles/ An- 
thony j^) born 14 January, 1831, in Brighton, Monroe County, New 
York; married Sara Eliza McNutt, in Lexington, Michigan, and 
afterward resided in Marquette, then moved to Los Angeles, Cal. 
In 1907, the children are: 

i. Grace and Jiusband, John Thomas Lloyd, resided in North Dakota. 

ii. Maria Lavinia, m. L. N. Talbot. Resides in Los Angeles, Cali- 
fornia. 

iii. Martha Ann, m. J. E. Chatem. He is manager of the large hotel, 
'The Wilhelm,' on Grand Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. 

iv. Agnes, m. William Kendal. Reside at Pinos Altos, New Mexico. 

V. and vi. died; are recorded in Vol. I. 
vii. Sara Eliza, b. 19 Dec, 1872, in Marquette, Mich.; m. in Seattle, 
Wash., 24 Feb., 1891, August Andrew Johnson, b. 13 May, 1862, 
on a farm near Braceville, Grundy Co., 111. They reside in 
Kent, Wash., in 1907. Children: i. Lewis A., b. 22 Jan., 
1892. 2. Charles Willard, b. 30 May, 1894. 3. Edward Bur- 
ton, b. 25 Feb., 1896; d. 5 Sept., 1897. 4. Mabel Grace, b. 12 
Sept., 1898. 5. Lavinia Marie, b. 13 Dec, 1899. 6. Agnes 
Loreen, b. 4 Feb., 1903. 7. Martha Margueritte, b. 26 Sept., 
1905. Mr. Johnson is a plasterer and contractor; a M, W. of A. 
viii. John W., resides in Marquette, Michigan. No report. 



640 (640) 

Rev. Charles Abraham" Slocum (Abraham,'^ Abraham,'' Ben- 
jamin,^ Abraham,^ Ebenezer* Eleazer,^ Giles r Anthony ^) born 25 
June, 1849, in Milwaukee, Wis. Married Alice Delila Ives. See 
Volume I. He died 6 February, 1904, at Chetek, Wisconsin, where 
he was buried, and where his widow and some of his children re- 
side in 1907, viz.: 

i. Edith Elizabeth, b. 25 Feb., 1875. Resides Cameron, Wis., un- 
married. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 439 

ii. Edna Alice, m. i Sept., 1898, at Chetek, Oliver E. Miller, b. 
23 Oct., 1866, Lima, O. A commission merchant, Chetek, Wis., 
1907. A child, James, was b. June, 1900. 

iii. Lillian Eleanor, resides in Cameron, Wis., unmarried in 1907. 
She is a school teacher. 

iv. Ida Maud, m. 22 Oct., 1898, in Chetek, Jens Stenehjem, b. in Nor- 
way. They reside in New Auburn, Wis. A buttermaker. A 
child, Lyle Claire, was b. at New Auburn, 2 Jan., igcx). 

V. Norman Abraham, b. 28 July, 1881; m. . Telegraph operator 

C. & N. W. R. R., Menominee, Mich., 1907. No children. 

vi. Dorothy May, born 2 April, 1883, at Chetek, Wis., where she 
1907 resides unmarried. 

vii. Martha Jane, b. ii February, 1884, at Big Creek; d. 28 December, 

1890, in Chetek, and was there buried, 
viii. Neal Eugene, b. 8 September, 1890, in Chetek, Wis. 



641 (641) 

Dr. George Dyer" Slocum {Johti H.,^ Pcleg'' Peleg,^ Safuuel/ 
Samuel J* EbenezeVj^ Giles, "^ Anthony,^) a prominent physician and 
naval surgeon (see Volume I) died 27 January, 1903, at Marine 
City, Michigan, aged about 63I/2 years. His widow, Pauline Gibbs 
McCagg, died there 11 May, 1903. Their surviving child, Susan 
Lena, resides at Warsaw, N. Y., in 1907, unmarried. 



642 (642) 601 

Hon. Elliott Truax^° Slocum (Giles B.,^ Jeremiah/ Giles,'' 
Jonathan,^ Joseph/' Giles/ Sa/nuel/ Giles/ Anthony/) was born 15 
May, 1839, near the Village of Trenton, Wayne County, Michigan, 
and was there reared. He was prepared for college at the Rev. Moses 
H. Hunter's School for Boys on Grosse Isle, Detroit River, near his 
home.* He entered Union College, Schenectady, New. York, and 

*Rev. Moses Hoge Hunter held diplomas from Yale and Princeton. He 
was an Episcopal minister in charge of the chapel on Grosse Isle, but his 
duties there gave him time for teaching a select school for boys. This 
school was patronized by wealthy residents of Detroit, Adrian, Toledo, Cleve- 
land, etc. The teacher was a good disciplinarian and succeeded in getting 
the respect and good will of his pupils. T/ie Detroit Free Press of July 29, 
1906, printed a long article regarding this teacher and the boys in attendance 
in 1855, and the compact signed by fourteen of them to meet there again after 
twenty years. This meeting was so enjoyable they resolved to meet again 
after ten years. Rev. Hunter went in 1861 to the Civil War as chaplain 
of the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry. He returned to Grosse Isle and was 
in charge of the chapel there at the first reunion of these 'boys' now men, in 
1875. In this year he accepted a call to St. Mary's, Maryland, but his^ former 
pupils of the compact brought him back for their reunion in 1885. Other re- 
unions were held after the master was unable to attend; and the attendance 



440 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

was there graduated A. B. in 1862. In 1869 he received the degree 
of Master of Arts from the University of Michigan. 

After leaving college he assisted his father in looking after their 
large land, lumber and farming interests, which they enlarged and 
extended until they became widely extended and valuable. Mean- 
time, with his father, he was active in raising men and money for 
their equipment against the Southern Rebellion. 

Since the death of his father in 1884, Mr. Slocum has continued 
these landed interests. He has large tracts of timber and other lands 
in Wayne, Muskegon, Oceana, Newaygo and Kent Counties, Michi- 
gan, and is the owner of large tracts of valuable timbered lands in 
upper Michigan and Wisconsin. 

In 1887 he platted the Village of Slocum's Grove, now Slo- 
cum Postoffice, which is situated by Crockery Creek in the 
midst of one of his large tracts of timber in Muskegon County. A 
large lumber mill, also a planing mill, and charcoal kilns, are (1907) 
in operation there. 

His first vote was cast for Abraham Lincoln, and he has since been 
a stanch Republican. Has served as delegate to many State Con- 
ventions. In 1869 he was elected State Senator from the Third 
District, which was strongly Democratic; and he has taken active 
part in many other Senatorial contests for his party. 

He was married 30 July, 1872, to Charlotte Gross Wood, daugh- 
ter of the late Ransom E. Wood, an old resident and capitalist of 
Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mrs. Slocum's name appears as the 
founder of the Slocum Lectures in the University of Michigan, 
1894. Those by Robert Afton Holland on The Commonwealth of 
Man, were published by the Putnams in 1905. Mrs. Slocum died 
6 June, 1 89 1, of cancer, in Dresden, Saxony, where she found no 
relief from her affliction. 

In 1884 Mr. Slocum succeeded his father as trustee of the Sara- 
toga Monument Association, New York, and with George William 
Curtis, S. S. Cox, John H. Starin, and others, took active part in 
the erection of one of the most artistic monuments In existence, on 

grew less and less in 1890, and 1900. A meeting was called for 1905 but 
the enfeebled health of the members at a distance prevented; and in 1906 the 
death of A. M. Wilcox, on Catalina Island, Calif., left Mr. Slocum the only 
survivor. Much was done by Mr. Slocum, and a few other members of the 
compact, to relieve the wants of their ohl master, also of the matron, Mrs. 
White, in charge of their lodgings on Grosse Isle while pupils, in their de- 
clining years. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 44 1 

the Battlefield of the British Army's surrender by General Bur- 
goyne in 1777. This is at Schuylerville, Saratoga County, New 
York, near the home of Mr. Slocum's grandfather's family. 

Elliott T. Slocum was one of the first Directors of The Chi- 
cago and Canada Southern Railroad, now part of the Michigan Cen- 
tral system, and he did much to secure a right of way for it. He 
was one of the organizers, and vice president of The First National 
Bank of Whitehall, Michigan, at which place he yet has large in- 
terests. In 1886 he was appointed Park Commissioner of Detroit, 
and was in turn Commissioner, Vice-President and President of the 
Board for several years, doing much for Detroit's beautiful Belle 
Isle, and other parks. In 1896 he was appointed by Governor Rich, 
Inspector of the Michigan Military Academy of Orchard Lake. 

He is a stockholder in several of the leading banks, and other 
corporations in Michigan, and in 1907 a Director in the Union Trust 
Company, of Detroit. Is member of the Detroit Club, Michigan 
Club, Country Club, Fellowcraft Club, Bankers' Club, Church Club, 
Comedy Club, University Club, etc. ; member of The American His- 
torical Association ; Sons of The American Revolution ; Society of 
Colonial Wars, and of the University of Michigan Association. 

Mr. Slocum has two homes; one in Detroit, and the other on 
Slocum Island in the Detroit River, about sixteen miles below the 
city. He has no children. 



643 A (643) 

James Slocum Rogers {Talbot Mercer Rogers and tvife, Jane 
EUzabeth^^ Slocum, James,'' Giles,'' Giles,'' Jonathan,'' Joseph,^ Giles,^ 
Samuel,^ Giles,- Anthony,'^) was born 21 November, 1871, in Phila- 
delphia, Pa. He was educated in the Hamilton School, Philadelphia; 
Princeton University, A. B. 1893; and University of Pennsylvania, 
LL. B., 1896, being noted as a good scholar thruout his courses of 

study. 

He held the oflfice of Magistrate of Court No. i, Philadelphia, 
from 4 April, 1898, to 4 April, 1903. Is a member of the Walnut 
Street Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia; the University Club; 
Princeton Club; City Club; Historical Society of Pecisylvania, and 
of the Society of Colonial Wars. 

He was married in Philadelphia 26 April, 1904, to Agnes G. Klem, 
born there 16 December, 1875, daughter of J. George and Maria 



442 THE SLOCUMS OF AMERICA 

(Eastwick) Klem. They reside (1907) in Haverford, Delaware 

County, Pa., but he continues his office as Attorney at Law in the 

Real Estate Trust Building, Philadelphia. They have one child, 

viz.: 

i. Eleanor Eastwick Rogers, born 31 January, 1905, in Haverford, 
Pa. 



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644 IC (644) 

Joseph* Slocumb (Josias/ Joseph j- Anthony,^) was born within 
the region, and probably near the time, of the horrible massacre of 
the Neuse River region, North Carolina, and the war that followed 
with the savages about the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers, in the old 
Bath County. See ante page 19. Perhaps his father moved his 
family to South Carolina or Georgia during the War with the savages 
in 171 1 or later. See ante page 22; also Volume I of this work, 
page 486. Children, perhaps not born in the order here given, viz. : 

645. i. John Charles; married ist Lavinia Axley (?); 2nd Mary Beck. 

646. ii. EzEKlEL, b. 1750 (?); m. Mary Hooks; d. 4 July, 1840 (?). 
644A. iii. Stephen; married Isabel King 1799; died 16 June, 1828. 



644A 644 

Stephen^ Slocumb (Joseph,'^ Josias,^ Joseph,- Anthony,^) was 
born 10 November, 1760, place not named. The first time his name 
is seen in other record is 18 February, 1794, as witness in convej^- 
ance of negro girl by David Slocumb to John Beck. He received 
deed to 512 acres of land 21 August, 1797, from James Spiller. 
Stephen was then of 'Sampson County' and this land is situated near 
Clinton. This land was conveyed to his son, John Charles Slocumb, 
who convej^ed it to his sons, the late John Charles Slocumb of Clin- 
ton who sent the vi^riter this record, and his brother William R. 
K. Slocumb. Stephen received deed for four negroes from Mildred 
Stephens 10 April, 1798. This deed was witnessed by Samuel and 
David Slocumb. Stephen witnessed similar deed from David Slocumb 
to Mildred Stephens 9 January, 1798. He received Sheriff's deed 
to one negro bought at public auction 5 September, 1828. At this 
date he gave each of his children a negro, the two being 'mechanical 
blacksmiths,' and made a will apportioning his land to them. He 

*See ante, pages 24-37, Families 1E-1Z2; also the Appendix. 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 443 

married, 30 June, 1799, Isabel King, who died 21 September, 1827. 
Stephen died 16 June, 1829. The children of Stephen and Isabel 
(King) Slocumb, were: 

i. Margaret J., born 25 April, 1800; married Needham Bryan. She 
died 22 November, 1878. No children reported. 

ii. Elizabeth A., b. 30 Oct., i8oi; married William Ashford; d. 
13 Aug., 1877. 

iii. Mary B., born 20 January, 1804; m. Benjamin Elliot. No further 
report. 

iv. Sibyl, born 28 May, 1805; married Jones Peterson. 
6+4A1.V. John Charles, b. 3 March, 1807; died 6 February, 1866. 

vi. William King, b. 14 Nov., 1809. In 1828 he received from his 
father a deed for a negro man, and soon after this received his 
portion of his father's estate. He was industrious and economical. 
He studied law, was admitted to the Bar, and gained many 
clients.* He died unmarried, 3 Maj^, 1854, possessed of "lands, 
horses, mules, cattle, hogs, road wagons, buggy, sulky," etc., and 
eleven negroes, nearly all being left in trust for the needy. 

vii. Stephen, b. 3 July, 1811. He 'went South'. No further report 

of him. 
viii. Isabel, b. 18 Sept., 1813; m. Thomas Ashford. "From this union 
sprung all the younger Ashfords in Sampson County." They had 
seven daughters and two sons, of which the following have 
been reported: Thomas, Jr., lived in Kingston, N. C. Mary 

m. Gates and lived in Dunn, N. C. Katherin m. 

Hobbs. John Ashford, b. 1836, the 2nd oldest child and first 
son, m. Elizabeth F. Hines, of New Hanover Co.j N. C, and 
settled at Clinton. He served in the Confederate Army in the 
Civil War of 1861-65, and rose to the rank of colonel and, at 
the close of the war was in the list of those soon to be com- 
missioned general. He was a member of Clinton Baptist Church 
and superintendent of the Sunday School. Served Sampson Co. as 
Deputy Sheriff, and Chairman of the Board of Commissioners 
several years. His general occupation was that of farming and 

*It is reported of this lawyer William King Slocumb that, when he was 
defending a man who was unduly accused, and the public interest was con- 
siderably aroused regarding the case, he became so annoyed by the loud and 
severe statements of the State's Attorney against his client in the closing ad- 
dress to the jury, that he hurried from the Court Room and, seeing a large 
fierce-looking bull hitched in front, he loosed the chain holding him, jumped 
on his back and guided him into the hall of the Court House where the animal 
bellowed fiercely, raising his voice far above that of the State's Attorney. Every- 
one present at the trial, including the judge, court officers and jury, alarmed, 
rushed to the stairs and at once discovering the situation, became so con- 
vulsed with laughter and good humor that a verdict of 'not guilty' was 
declared by the jury as soon as sufficient quiet could be restored. The story 
of this trial is yet told by the old men of the vicinity in' Sampson County, 
North Carolina. 



444 THE SLOCUMBS OF AMERICA 

milling. He had ten children, of whom the two oldest died in 
infancy; two sons, aged i8 and i6 years, were killed by the 
sawing-mill boiler explosion 3 Jan., 1889, and he, the father, was 
so injured by it that he died three days later, aged 52 years. 
This report was received from his daughter, Mamie, at Clinton, 
18 March, 1892, who further stated that there were then living 
four daughters and two sons of this John Ashford. 

ix. Mildred Eveline, born 17 April, 1818; died 24 Aug., 1823. 

X. Dorothy Denis, born 3 June, 1822; married Thomas King. 



644A1 644A 

John Charles'' Slocumb {Stephen,^ Joseph,^ Josias/ Joseph/ 
Anthony/) was born 3 March, 1807. He was executor of his 
father's estate in 1828. The place of his birth has not been re- 
ported; but he became an extensive "planter, owned seventy-five 
slaves, and had the reputation of being a solid man," near Clinton, 
Sampson County, North Carolina. "He past much time in travel, and 
associated much with his uncle [U. S. Senator, etc.] William Rufus 
King in Alabama. He had a broad store of knowledge, was a grace- 
ful speaker, hut was not astute," wrote his elder son in June, 1 89 1. 
He married 22 September, 1859, Martha Ann Peterson, who was 
born 3 January, 1824. They were members of the Episcopal Church. 
He died 6 February, 1866. Children, born and reared near Clin- 
ton, N. C, and attended the University of North Carolina: 

i. John Charles, b. 31 Aug., i860. He studied law and chemistry. 
The latter part of his life was passed as conductor of railway 
train. Mar. Amy Laura Giddens, of Clinton. He died 11 May, 
1903. She died 15 May, 1905, leaving children: i. Paul, b. 
1892. 2. William Henry, b. 1894. 3- John Charles, b. 1899. 

4. Andrew Jackson, b. 1902. 

ii. William Rufus King, b. 7 March, 1866. He studied law, and 
afterwards chose the occupation of shoe merchant. Was several 
years in Wilmington, N. C, where he mar. 26 April, 1893, 
Johanna Lizzette Schroeder, b. 19 Dec, 1874, in Buenos Ayres, 

5. A., dau. of John A. Schroeder, born in Bremerhaven, Ger., 
and wife, Marian Mitchell, born in Edinburgh, Scotland. They 
have resided several years in Norfolk, Va., with one child, 
Marthalene Lizzette, b. 11 March, 1898, in Wilmington, N. C. 



645 644 (645) 
Rev. John Charles'' Slocumb (Joseph/ Josias/ Joseph/ An- 
thony/) was born in North Carolina. Married Lavinia Axley; and 
2nd Mary Beck. They probably dwelt in North Carolina; in Geor- 



AND THEIR ALLIANCES 445 

gia where he served as a soldier in the Revolutionary War; in Ken- 
tucky; and in Concord, White County, Illinois, vuhere he died. See 
Volume I, page 486, for further account of him and of his children. 



646 644 (646) 

Col. Ezekiel^ Slocumb {Joseph,-^ Josias,^ Joseph,^ Anthony/) 
born about the year 1750, in Craven County, North Carolina; mar- 
ried Mary Hooks. They died at their country home 'Pleasant 
Green' near Dudley, about ten miles south of Goldsboro, N. C. 
The United States Congress appropriated $5,000 in igo6, for a 
monument on the Battlefield of Moores Creek near Wilmington, 
N. C, to commemorate the services of Lieut. Slocumb there against 
the British in the Revolutionary War, and the remarkable horseback 
ride of his young wife to the battle. This Monument was unveiled 
in 1907. For extended sketch of Col. Slocumb, as man, soldier and 
legislator, and of his wife, see Volume I pages 487, 488. They died, 
she 6 March, 1836, he 4 July, 1840, and were buried at Dudley. 
They had three children: i. Jesse, Member of Congress (650). 2. 
Seville. 3. Frances. 



647 A (647) 
Stephen Beck' Slocumb {Rev. Samuel,'^ Rev. John C./ Joseph,'^ 
Josias,^ Joseph- Anthony,'^) was born 20 August, 18 13, ^t Slocumb's 
Fort by the Wabash River in White County, Illinois, while his father 
was one of the soldiers garrisoning the Fort in the War of 18 12. 
He moved to Albany, Illinois, in April, 1836, and there married 
14 February, 1839, Letitia Maria McCall. She died 3 April, 1845. 
He married second, 15 October, 1850, Caroline Matilda Rouse; 
she died 4 March, 1859. He married third, 9 December, 1859, 
Mrs. M. E. Hanks. She died 23 March, 1861. His fourth mar- 
riage occurred ii May, 1864, to ^lelinda Buck. He died 8 Novem- 
ber, 1877, ^t his home in Newton Township, Whiteside County, 
Illinois, where he had conducted farming on a large scale. Children; 
by first marriage : 

647A1. i. William R., b. 23 Dec, 1840; m. Clara L. Stagg. 

ii. Charles H., b. i Mar., 1843. He enlisted against the Southern 
Rebellion in Sept., i86i, Co. A, 34th 111. Inf., and served 
through the war. Received three gunshot wounds; one through 
the cheek bones under bridge of nose. He m. Dora Rust. Was 
V.-Pres. ist National Bank of Primghar, la., several years about 



446 THE SLOCUMBS OF AMERICA 

1891. Resides 1907 in Boulder, Colo. Children: i. Mabel 
Letitia, b. about 1888. 2. Cecilia Marie, b. about 1890. 

Children by second marriage : 

iii. LuELLA C, b. 15 Aug., 1851; m. B. T. Roe, 15 Jan., 1878, who 
d. about 1891. She resides 1906 in Winona, Minn. They had 
four children, not reported. 

iv. Jane S., b. 16 May, 1854; m. Jacob S. Thomas 2 July, 1874, who d. 

. They had seven children. She resides 1906 in Albany, 111. 

V. George R., b. 27 Aug., 1856; m. Oct., 1883, Mary Reeves, of 
Primghar, la., where he was Cashier of The First National Bank 
several years about 1891. In 1906 was manager Wisconsin Land 
Co., at St. Paul, Minn. Children: i. Harriet, d, 8 Nov., 
1905, aged 22 yrs. 2. Winifred. 3. Dorothy. 

Child b}' fourth marriage: 

vi. Stephen Edwin, b. 9 Feb., 1870; m . In 1906 he was a 

journalist in Philadelphia. 



647A1 647A 
Capt. William R."" Slocum {Stephen B./ Samuel,^ John C.,^ 
Joseph,* Josias/ Joseph/ Anthony/) was born 23 December, 1840, 
near Albany, Illinois. He enlisted against the Southern Rebellion 
in October, 1861, in Co. F 52nd Illinois Infantry, and was hon- 
orably discharged in November, 1864. Since that time his occupa- 
tion has been Master, and Pilot, on the Mississippi River, residence 
Albany, Illinois. He was married 15 January, 1873, to Clara Luella 
Stagg, at Morrison, Illinois. Children: 

i. Burt A., b. 31 Aug., 1874; m. i Apr., 1896, Maud White, in Al- 
ba