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INDEX to the Slocum family files
CAPT. SIMON SLOCUM of Boston
Parents: Unknown, has been said to be the son of Nicholas and Joan (Batycomb) Slocum, born on 14 Nov 1677 in Heanton Puchardon, Devon, England.
Capt. Simon Slocum married first Abigail Wheatley on 28 Aug 1701 in Boston. [Ref][Ref, p. 70] She died in 1707 in Boston. [Ref, p. 452] He married second Elizabeth Casheer on 11 Nov 1708 in Boston. [Ref]
Simon Slocum sailed his sloop Success from Baltimore to Boston in 1702. [Ref]
Capt. Simon Slocum was master and pilot of the 60-ton, 4-gun sloop the Sea Flower, a transport in His Majesty's service from 27 Dec 1723 to 24 Apr 1724. [Ref]
Simon often appears in the letters and journal of Col. Westbrook. In a 6 May 1723 journal entry at Falmouth, Col. Westbrook writes that Capt. Slocum is ashore sick. On 16 May he writes that the Slocum sloop came from Bideford. In a 30 May 1723 letter from Georgetown he writes that Mr. Slocum had arrived from Casco Bay. In an 8 Sep 1724 letter from Falmouth he writes that Capt. Slocum arrived with supplies on the 7th. In a 16 Feb 1724/5 letter from Fort Mary he writes that he is despatching Capt. Slocum immediately for "georges". In a 22 Jun 1725 letter from Falmouth he writes that he would have sent Capt. Slocum with the hostages if there had been any wind. In a 28 Jun 1725 letter from New Castle he writes that Capt. Slocum came into the harbour with two Indians who had news. In an 8 Jul 1725 letter from Falmouth he says that he very much wants Capt. Slocum. In a 9 Jul 1725 letter he writes that Capt. Heath has sailed with Capt. Slocum. In a 25 Aug 1725 letter he writes that Capt. Slocum arrived from Falmouth. [Ref]
Children of Simon Slocum and Abigail Wheatly
Children of Simon Slocum and Elizabeth Casheer:
CAPT. SIMON SLOCUM (1705 - 1790) of Wrentham
Parents: Capt. Simon Slocum and Abigail Wheatley [Ref, p. 453]
Capt. Simon Slocum was born in Jul 1705 in Boston. [Ref, p. 453] He died on 12 Mar 1790 in Templeton. [Ref] He married Abigail Metcalf. [Ref, p. 453]
In his will, Abigail's father Eleazer says, "In consideration of the parental love and affection that I bear toward my well-beloved son-in-law Simon Slocomb of Wrentham, clothier, and for their more comfortable subsistence, freely give unto said Simon Slocomb and Abigail, his wife, as £80 as part of their portion of my estate after my decease, twenty-six acres of land in Wrentham." [Ref, p. 453]
In 1736 Simon was one of 48 petitioners for a separate parish that later became Franklin. [Ref] He was one of the original members of the new church on 16 Feb 1758. [Ref] He lived afterwards at Medway. [Ref]
On 2 Jul 1744, "Simon Slocomb, Gent." was commissioned ensign in the First Foot Company under his brother-in-law Capt. Baruch Pond in the First Regiment of the Militia of Suffolk county under Col. Francis Brinley. [Ref] Capt. Simon Slocum went on the Canada Expedition in Col. Joseph Williams' Regiment in Feb 1759. [Ref][Ref, p. 453]
Following the capture of Fort Beauséjour in Nova Scotia in 1755, the fort was renamed Fort Cumberland. In the autumn of 1759 Capt. Simon Slocum was in charge of bringing at least 100 men from southeastern Massachusetts Bay by ship to man the fort. [RefNot]
Children of Capt. Simon Slocum and Abigail Metcalf:
LIEUT. APELLES SLOCUM (b. 1756) of Templeton
Parents: Capt. Simon Slocum and Abigail Metcalf [Ref][Ref]
Apelles Slocum was born on 10 Jun 1756 in Wrentham. [Ref][Ref] He married first Deborah Coleman. [Ref, no last name][Ref, p. 454] He married second Hannah Unknown. [Ref]
Apelles was a soldier in the Revolutionary War and was promoted to lieutenant. [Ref, p. 454]
Apelles was captain of a military company. [Ref] He was a dealer in horses and cattle. [Ref] He went to Bethel, Vermont after 1796 and later to Eden, Vermont. [Ref]
Children of Apelles Slocum and Deborah Coleman:
JEREMY SLOCUM (1780 - 1842) of Florida
Parents: Lieut. Apelles Slocum [Ref] and Deborah Coleman
Jeremy Slocum was born on 17 Oct 1780 [Ref] in Templeton. [Ref] He was baptised on 19 Oct 1786 in Templeton. [Ref] He died on 7 Oct 1842, age 61 years and 11 months, and is buried with his wife in the Slocum Family Cemetery in Lake, Wauconda, Illinois. [Ref] He married Sarah Whitcomb [Ref] on 20 Feb 1809 in Templeton. [Ref]
In 1820 Jeremy Slocum was between 26 and 45 and headed a household in Florida with a woman 26 - 45, a boy under 10 and five women aged 10 - 16. [Ref]
Slocum [Ref, p. 455] says that a son of Apelles named Jerome died in infancy and that there was a second son Jeremiah.
Children of Jeremy Slocum and Sarah Whitcomb:
MARY WHITCOMB SLOCUM (1811-1884)
Parents: Jeremy Slocum and Sarah Whitcom [Ref]
Mary Whitcomb Slocum was born on 30 Jan 1811 in Florida, Berkshire, Massachusetts. [Ref] She died on 15 Aug 1884 in Wauconda, Illinois. [Ref has an illegible "5"] She married Asahel Richardson Barnes.
Her gravestone says, "Our Beloved Mother/Mary W/Wife of Asahel R. Barnes/Died Aug 15, 188[?]/Aged 78 Years/[?] months/[?] days".
In 1880 she was living in Milwaukee with her daughter Amanda and Amanda's family. [Ref]
"[I] went to Milwaukee in May 1884. Mother was sick and wanted to see me." (Excerpt of letter from Erasmus Barnes to his niece Stella Aikens)
Ancestry.com, California Voter Registers, 1866-1898, database on-line, Provo, UT, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. Vol. 1-3. Boston, MA, USA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995. Entry for Thomas Matson.
Blake, Mortimer, A History of the Town of Franklin, Mass.: From its settlement to the completion of its first century, 2d March 1878: with genealogical notices of its earliest families, sketches of its professional men, and a report of the centennial celebration, Franklin, The Committee of the Town, 1879.
Buck, Solon J., Travel and Description, 1765-1865: Together with a list of county histories, atlases, and biographical collections and a list of territorial and state laws, Springfield, IL, Trustees of the Illinois State Historical Library, 1914.
Bureau of the Census, Fourth Census of the United States, 1820, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, 1820.
Bureau of the Census, Sixth Census of the United States, 1840, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, 1840. M704, 580 rolls. Online: Ancestry.com, Provo, UT, The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.
Bureau of the Census, Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, 1850.
Bureau of the Census, Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, 1860.
Bureau of the Census, Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, Washington, D.C., National Archives and Records Administration, 1870.
Bureau of the Census, Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, 1880.
Cleveland, Edmund James, The Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, Hartford, CT, Printed for the subscribers by the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co., 1899.
Cutter, William Richard, New England Families Genealogical and Memorial. Vol. I-IV. New York, n.p., 1915.
Friend, Esther L., "Notifications and Warnings Out in Wrentham, Massachusetts," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 142, 1988, 56-84.
Hill, John Whipple, Genealogical Notes of the Whipple-Hill families: Together with fragmentary records of other families, Chicago, Fergus Print. Co., 1897.
Letter from Erasmus Darwin Barnes, son of Asahel Richardson Barnes and Mary Whitcomb Slocum, to his niece Stella Cramer Aikens.
Massachusetts Soldiers in the Colonial Wars. Online database: NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002.
Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850. Online Database: NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2007.
No author, Boston Church Records, New England Historic Genealogical Society, online database, Boston, 2002.
No author, Boston Marriages from 1700 to 1751, online database, Ancestry.com.
No author, History of McHenry County, Illinois, Chicago, Munsell Pub. Co., 1922.
No Author, New Englanders in Nova Scotia, Manuscript R. Stanton Avery Special Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Online database. AmericanAncestors.org., New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010.
No author, A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston Containing Boston Births from A.D. 1700 to A.D. 1800, Rockwell and Churchill, City Printers, Boston, 1894.
Slocum, Charles Elihu, History of the Slocums, Slocumbs and Slocombs of America, Defiance, Ohio: Slocum, 1908.
Slocum, Victor, Capt. Joshua Slocum: The Life and Voyages of America's Best Known Sailor, Sheridan House, unknown, 1993.
Trask, William Blake, "Letters of Col. Thomas Westbrook and Others," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 44, 1890, 175-182; 46, 1892, 26, 230; 47, 1893, 161-3, 314-5, 488; 48, 1894, 439; 49, 1895, 185.
Walton, Josiah Proctor, Walton Family Records, 1598-1898: With its intermarriages the Oakes and Eatons, 1644-1898, and the Proctor family, 1634-1898, Muscatine, Iowa, unknown, 1898.
Whitcomb, Charlotte, The Whitcomb Family in America: A biographical genealogy with a chapter on our English forbears "by the name of Whetcombe", Minneapolis, C. Whitcomb?, c1904.
Wynkoop, Richard, Wynkoop Genealogy in the United States of America, New York, Knickerbocker Press, 1904.