1630 - 2006
Origin -- the name comes from an area in southwestern
England called Combe now in Somerset. Combe was covered by a luxurious
growth of sloe (wild plum) trees. So Slocum means from the place of the
sloes. There is actually a wider range of spelling in America than in England
with Slocum being the most consistent.
Coat of Arms -- There is a Coat of Arms registered
for "Slocombe of Somersetshire" some time before 1573. Although
Anthony1 (see below) was said to be "of nobility"
it is unknown who registered this Coat of Arms.
Family History -- To put all of this in a historical
prospective the Mayflower landed at Plymouth on December 26, 1620. Galileo
was threatened by the Inquisition with torture for claiming that the Earth
revolved around the sun in 1633 and, about the same time, the first Slocums
arrived in America.
The first known Slocum in America is Anthony1 Slocum.
Anthony1 was born in England in January, 1590-91. He
landed in Boston between 1630 and 1637 with his wife and sons; Giles2,
Edward2, Joseph2 and John2.
In America he was recorded in Taunton, New Plymouth which is now in Massachusetts
from 1637 to 1662. He then moved to the wilderness of the what is now Dartmouth
by the Pascomanset river. He then made his way to North Carolina where
he died in January 1689-90 at an age of 98 or 99 years old.
To move forward Giles2had Eleazer3
who had Ebenezer4 who had Abraham5 who
had Ebenezer6 who had Elijah7 who had
Burton8Slocum was born in January 1819 in Ogden Township
Monreoe County New York. In 1848 he married Ann Bromley. He had one son
John9 Bromley Slocum, two daughters Mary and Sara, and
adopted Oscar Allen Walker. Burton8, a Civil War Veteran,
settled in Buffalo New York and died on May 5, 1888.
John9Bromley Slocum was born August 18, 1851 in Buffalo
New York where he resided through 1907. He married Ida Jeannette Robertson
on May 12, 1874. John9was the manager of Postal Telegraph
Co. and an expert operator. His children were Burton10
Oscar Slocum, John10 Bromley Slocum (also a telegraph
operator), Ida Mahala Beam, and Clara Emma McCleary. All born in Buffalo.
Burton10 Oscar Slocum was born February 21, 1875.
He married Mary Louise Adair on June 25, 1902. In 1907 he was a broker
in Buffalo. Burton10 had Richard Adair11
Slocum who was born in Boston on May 27, 1904 and died on June 2, 1904
(This is contradicted by Richard11 Mackey's birth certificate.
It reads one previous child still living.) and Edith Virginia Slocum. He
also had Richard11 (Dick) Mackey Slocum. Richard11
was born in Buffalo New York on April 6, 1907. Burton10
was 32 and Mary was 25 at the time of birth.
Richard11 graduated from Purdue as a mechanical engineer.
He worked in his early life as a pilot. Later he worked and retired as
civil engineer. Richard11 was honorably discharged from
the National Guard as a cavalry private on September 21, 1933.
Richard11 married Grace Wilcox Grabau on June 27,
1934. They honeymooned in Atlantic City and lived in Kenmore New York.
They had Sonia Adel Slocum Gottesman (born March 7, 1938) and Robert12
(Bob) Grabau Slocum (born December 29, 1940). Grace died of rheumatic heart
about a month after the birth of Robert12.
Richard11 married Catharine (Cass) Cora Pye (born
February 5, 1921) in a civil ceremony on May 15, 1944 in Yuma Arizona.
They lived in Los Angeles California at the time. They had Chalice Louise
Slocum Dupire (born May 14, 1945) and Roger12 Neal Slocum
(born December 28, 1961. Catharine raised all four children as her own.
Catharine died of acute leukemia/bilateral iliac artery occlusion on February
11, 1988 at age 67. Richard11 died in his Mt. Vernon
Indiana home on December 16, 1994 at age 87. The listed cause of death
was sudden cardiac death but this was not confirmed.
Robert12 married LaVon Kakeuwa on December 29, 1960
and had Debra Catharine Slocum on April 15, 1962. They Divorced in 1963.
Robert12 met Anita Newton in 1973, and married in 1999. They lived in Mesa, Arizona
when he died of Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) on January 5, 2007
Roger12 married Bobbi Jean Winkleman (born September
15, 1965) on May 25, 1985. Both Bobbi and Roger12 graduated
Indiana State University Evansville in 1985. They had Ryker13
Neal Slocum on January 23, 1997 and Rush13 Neal Slocum on June 16, 2000
Captain Joshua6 Slocum, who is known for sailing the
Spray around the world alone from April 24, 1895 to June 27, 1898,
was not a descendent of Anthony1 . His lineage runs Simon1,
John2, John3, Joshua4
U., John5, Captain Joshua6 Slocum.
Simon1 came to America in 1701.
For information from 1630 to 1907 the book "History
of the Slocums, Slocumbs and Slocombs of America" (Library of Congress
Call Number CS71.S634 1908) by Charles Slocum is summarized in this document.
From 1907 to 2006 I have used many personal documents. (C) 2007 Roger12
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