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)*
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
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