Shared Photo: Illumination of Descendants of Peleg Slocum and Ann Dyer

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I wanted to share this family photo of John Slocum with the community. Location: Usquepaugh, Richmond, Rhode Island. Date: 2016.
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WikiTree profile: John Slocum
asked in Photos by Michael Ford G2G1 (1.5k points)
There is a state park here in Pennsylvania named Frances Slocum State Park. Frances was the daughter of Jonathan and Ruth (Tripp) Slocum. She was born some time around 1773. This family were Quakers and they were pacifists and moved to Pennsylvania in 1777. When Francis was about 5 years old, she was kidnapped by 3 native Americans warriors. She was given to a couple that had lost their young child and they raised her as their own. She married and was abused in her first marriage and returned home to the Delaware tribe and married again. They lived happily ever after except that she never did see her parents again. I believe she was happy with her life with the Delaware tribe.
The Slocums you mention and the Slocums who are my ancestors in my artwork have common ancestors. Giles Slocum was among those in Newport who had split off from Anne Hutchinson's group- he is mentioned as renting land on Anne's son Edward's land in North Kingstown, RI in Edward Hutchinson's will.  The Hutchinson's and Dyer's children (my ancestors) married and then their children married into the Slocum's.
The family ancestry is fascinating to me. I am going to attempt to work on the profile of Frances Slocum. I am going to add as much of her history as I can because she was a local woman and I am familiar with her. It seems like her Bio does not have very much in it. I am sure the creator of her Bio did as well as they could but I have a bunch of information available. My wife likes the idea and Francis Slocum State park is our favorite place to go for a picnic or to even just sit on a park bench. We used to camp there quite a bit also. I did  some night fishing there and i did quite a bit of ice fishing and summer fishing there.

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From all of the Biblical names to choose from, Peleg is unusual!

Cool pic, though! Thanks for sharing, Michael!
answered by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
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Fittingly to what we do here, Peleg was a descendant of Noah and an ancestor to the Israelites. I remember this from Sunday school when I was much younger. In church I told my mother his name was Peg-leg and he hobbled when he walked around. When we got home from church my mother very lovingly but quite sternly corrected my errant joke. I had chores galore for the rest of the day. I would not dare say that God rested on the seventh day. One smarty pants joke in one day was enough. A lesson well learned.
Oh, sorry, but that’s funny! I remember well those years where a misstep at church meant a “meeting” at home. Pegleg, that’s great! Wish I’d thought of it. Would have been worth it!
It is amusing  and worth it now. But I had so many chores to do because of that misstep. I am so glad that my mother handled the situation so well. If I was older and if my father handled it I may have been on the receiving end of a size 14 EEE shoe. Now that would not have been amusing.  :o)

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