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Jonathan Slocum (1733 - 1778)

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Jonathan Slocum
Born in East Greenwich, Kent Co. RImap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvaniamap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Sep 2010
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Father of Frances Slocum, subject of the book "The Lost Daughter of The Wyoming."

Moved from Rhode Island to the Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 1777 with his wife and nine children.

On November 2, 1778, Delaware Indians came to the Slocum home and shot a boy outside the home. The family hid until their lame son, Ebenezer, was grabbed then Mrs. Slocum ran to save him, and, instead, the little girl, Frances, was abducted.

A few weeks later, Jonathan Slocum and his father-in-law, Isaac Tripp were attacked and scalped while feeding cattle.

Jonathan died in the Wyoming Massacre. The Wyoming Massacre occurred on July 3, 1778, but with a feeling of security the family of Jonathan Slocum, residing near the Wilkes-Barre Fort, did not flee as nearly did all the others who escaped butchery. They were Quakers with firm, noncombative principles, friendly with the red men. Jonathan and his father-in-law, Isaac Tripp, were shot and scalped near Wilkes-Barre Fort.

Birth: May 1, 1733 Rhode Island, USA Death: Dec. 16, 1778 Wyoming County Pennsylvania, USA

The following was posted by the original creator of this memorial:

Father of Frances Slocum, subject of the book "The Lost Daughter of The Wyoming. "Killed by Indians as was his father-in-law, Isaac Tripp. My family is of descent through Phoebe Tripp marrying our 4th or 5th great grandfather, Amos Harding.( LOGAN line)

Family links: Spouse: Ruth Tripp Slocum (1736 - 1807)

Children: Giles Slocum (1759 - 1826)* Judith Slocum Forsman (1760 - 1814)* William Slocum (1762 - 1810)* Benjamin Slocum (1770 - 1832)* Frances Slocum (1773 - 1847)* Isaac Slocum (1775 - 1858)* Ebenezer Slocum (1776 - 1832)* Joseph Slocum (1777 - 1855)* Jonathan Slocum (1778 - 1842)*

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Burial: Wyoming Massacre Memorial Wyoming Luzerne County Pennsylvania, USA

Maintained by: Laura J. Stewart Originally Created by: private Record added: May 20, 2003 Find A Grave Memorial# 7466153


  • Biography of Frances Slocum, the Lost Sister of Wyoming.
  • Memorial [1] accessed December 18, 2015
  • "Frances Slocum; of, The Captive Maid of the Revolution", by Mrs. Maria Fuller Rice, Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, Volume 3 No. 1, Washington DC, July 1893, pp. 5-9
  • Jane Fletcher Fiske, F.A.S.G.; The Family of Giles(2) Slocum of Dartmouth, Mass., and Newport, RI: A corrected Account Based on New Evidence, Rhode Island Roots, Vol.19, #1, March 1993.
  • Vital Records of Rhode Island, 1636-1930 (database online) Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc. 2000
  • Providence Births 1636-1920, Providence Marriages 1851-1920, Providence Deaths 1636-1930, Bristol County - Barrington, Bristol, and Warren, Kent County - Coventry, East Greenwich, Warwick, and West Greenwich, Richmond, South Kingstown, and Westerly.



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On 3 Jun 2015 at 03:06 GMT J. (Pearson) Salsbery wrote:

Slocum-303 and Slocum-33 appear to represent the same person because: They appear to be the same person.

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