NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
(I) The first Slocum in America, common ancestor of all the Slocums in America whose lineage dates to the seventeenth century, was Anthony Slocume (Anthony Slocum), of England, who is recorded as one of the original forty-six "first and ancient" purchasers A.D. 1637, of the territory of Cohaunet, which was incorporated March 3, 1639, was "Taunton in New Plymouth," now Massachusetts. He married ____ Harvey.
(II) Giles, son of Anthony and ____ (Harvey) Slocum, was born in England and settled in the town of Portsmouth, Newport county, Rhode Island, in 1638. Giles and his wife Joan were early members of the society of Friends, and it may be noted that there are many families in the different families that descend from Giles Slocum that are members of that society. The Friends' records of Portsmouth, R.I., show that "Joan Slocum, the wife of old Giles, she dyed at Portsmouth the 31st 6mo 1679." No record has been found of her maiden name, nor of the time and place of their marriage.
(III) Eleazer, son of Giles and Joan Slocum, was born 10 mo. 25, 1664. He married Elephel Fitzgerald.
(IV) Eleazer (2), son of Eleazer and Elephel (Fitzgerald) Slocum, was born in Dartmouth township, Bristol county, Mass., Jan. 20, 1693. He married Deborah Smith.
(V) John, son of Eleazer (2) and Deborah (Smith) Slocum, was born in Dartmouth, Bristol county, Mass. Aug. 4, 1717. He married Deborah Almy, of an old pioneer family.
(VI) Eleazer, son of John and Deborah (Almy) Slocum, was born in Dartmouth, Bristol county, Mass. May 15, 1744. He married Anstance Viall. Eleazer Slocum removed to Dutchess county, N.Y., thence to Easton, Washington county, and shortly after the year 1800 settled in Fulton county.
(VII) Joseph, son of Eleazer and Anstance (Viall) Slocum, was born in Dartmouth, Bristol county, Mass., Jan. 30, 1766. He followed his father's several removes and finally settled in Fulton county. He was a man of large stature and great strength, successful in his undertakings, and was long remembered for his good qualities of mind and heart. He married Elizabeth Wright.
(VIII) Humphrey, son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Wright) Slocum, was born Oct. 20, 1803. He married Caroline Newton.
(IX) Julia E., daughter of Humphrey and Caroline (Newton) Slocum, married James P. Lewis. See Lewis.
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