SLOCUMS IN AMERICA, by Charles Slocum, page 101 & 78.
//was born in North Kingstown Township RI, 11 Feb 1738. He removed, when quite young, with his father to Canonicut Island, Jamestown Township, RI and he was there admitted freeman in 1760 and was married, March 11, 1760, to Hannah, dau. of William and Dean Tew. He married second, Sophia (ASTOR, name comes from other sources). He is recorded as a resident of Jamestown in the year 1774 with a household of eight hands; see note on page 75. He was a sea-captain for some years, then removed to Hopkinton Township, RI probably during the Rev. War, and there died about the year 1821.
Child by first wife:
Peleg, born 1661, mar, Anna, dau of John Dyer.
A SHORT HISTORY OF SLOCUMS, SLOCUMBS, AND SLOCUMBS, 1637-1881, two volumes.
Samuel Slocum, born North Kingstown Feb. 11, 1737/38, died bef July 5, 1825, Hopkinton, RI, married (1) Hannah Tew, daughter of William and Jane/Jean Carr Tew on March 11, 1760 at Jamestown. Hannah was born Aug. 6, 1743 at Jamestown and died after 1787 in Hopkinton. He married (2) Sophia Astor, who was, the genealogy says, the daughter of a whaling ship captain. She was still living in 1834. While he lived in Jamestown Samuel was a sea captain.
Cook's PIONEER LEWIS FAMILIES, notes that he was a merchant in New London in 1780. (Vera Main Robinson notes "I am unable to verify.) He purchased land in Hopkinton in 1785 and became a farmer. He was certainly was wealthy since he paid 1380 Sp[anish silver dollars for his land. (He was over charged!).
JAN. 23, 1824, WILL OF SAMUEL SLOCUM OF HOPKINTON, WASHINGTON CO., RI.
1. To son Azeriah, all the land I own lying the west side of the road running by my house, also 30 acres of the south part of my house by the road running from thence easterly to the northwest corner of the little meadow east of my house, thence by the north side of said meadow to the northeast corner of said meadow, thence running easterly in such direction as will make the above quantity of 30 acres together with all buildings, privileges, and appurtedances thereto belonging except the west half of my house which I give to my wife , the improvement of during her widowhood to him the said Azariah, his heirs and assigns forever.
2. I give to my wife Soffa Slocum, the improvement of a certain tract of land lying through the middle of my farm bounded as follows: Beginning at the northwest corner of land belonging to Henry Lewis running west to highway thence southerly by said highway till it comes to the corner of land I have given to my son Azariah, thence easterly by said Azeriah's line till it comes to my east line thence northerly till it comes to Henry Lewis land, thence westerly and northerly by said Lewis land till it comes to first mentioned bound and my will is that my son Azariah impress and occupy the above described land for my siad wife to the halves as long as she remains my widow.
Also I give her 2 cows and all the sheep and provisions that I have at my deceased along with household furniture which she brought me at the time of marriage - all which I give my wife in lieu of dower.
3. I give son Ebenezer Slocum one silver dollar.
4. I give my sons Richard and Wm. Slocum all the land that I have given my wife, the improvement of reference being had thereto for the bounderies thereof, which land I give to my two sons after my wife's widowhood shall cease.
5. To my grandson Samuel Slocum all my land lying north of a stonewall running from the land of the heirs of Stephen Cole called the Lewis lot westerly to the highway to him forever.
6. I give to my daughters Polly Crandall and to the representetives of my daughter Pamy Mory and to my daughter Nabby Maine and to my grandson Stephen Slocum all the remaining part of my land not hereto given away and is bounded westerly on highway, northerly on land I have given hereinto so my grandson Samuel Slocum, easterly on land of heirs of Stephen Cole, northerly partly on land of Henry Lewis, and partly on land I have given my wife the improvement of to them, their heirs forever.
7. I give to my daughter Sally Lewis $50. - $10 a year until paid.
8. I give to children of my daughter Ruth Lewis $1 each.
9. I give to my son Azariah all the rest and residue of my personel property. Son Azeriah to be executor.
Wintesses: John Fry, Deborah Fry & Isaac Wilbur.
VITAL RECORDS OF RHODE ISLAND, VOL. 4, WASHINGTON CO., RI BIRTHS FROM PROBATE RECORDS, page 289.
SLOCUM: Samuel had wife Sophia and children Isaiah, Ebenezer, Rhichard, William, Polly, Nancy, Abigail, Sarah & Ruth ment his will dtd 23 Jan 1824 pvd Ho 5 Jul 1825 Ho 5:267.