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Joanna (Unknown) Slocum (1620 - 1679)

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Joanna (Joan) "Joanne, Joann" Slocum formerly [surname unknown]
Born in Englandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in Portsmouth,Newport,Rhode Islandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Islandmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Aug 2010 | Last significant change: 10 Sep 2018
09:24: Anne B edited the Locked Status for Joan (Unknown) Slocum. [Thank Anne for this]
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Categories: Portsmouth, Rhode Island | Portsmouth Friends Churchyard, Portsmouth, Rhode Island | Founders and Settlers of Rhode Island | Rhode Island Quakers | Puritan Great Migration.

The Puritan Great Migration.
Joan (Unknown) Slocum migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Disputed Parents and Surname.

It was suggested that Joane might be the daughter of Thomas Cooke and wife Joanne. Indeed Thomas by his first wife had a daughter Joann but she was born and buried in the same year 1596.[1]

Biography Joanna Unknown

Estimating from the birth of her children, Joanna aka Joan ____ was born say 1622. She married Giles Slocum say 1641, estimating from the same fact.

She was called Joanna in the Friends record of the birth of her children.[2] She was called Joan on her death record.

Joan and Giles were Quakers.[3] Joan, wife of Giles, was excommunicated from the Baptist Church at Newport 16:3:1673. Giles was excommunicated 23:8:1673, at which point they joined the Quakers.[4]

"Joan Slocum the wife of Old Giles she Dyed at Portsmouth the 31st 6mo. 1679" [31 Aug 1679][3][2]


  1. Fiske, Jane Fletcher (compiler) "Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island Volume 1 p. 11 (1987)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Arnold, James N. Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850 Vol. 7 Friends and Ministers (Providence, R.I., Narragansett Historical Pub. Co., 1895) children p. 75; death p. 121
  3. 3.0 3.1 Austin, John Osborne. Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island: Comprising Three Generations of Settlers Who Came Before 1690 : With Many Families Carried to the Fourth Generation. (Albany: J. Munsell Sons, 1887) [ pp. 181-183
  4. G. Andrews Moriarty. "Additions and Corrections to Austin's Genealogical Dictionary." The American Genealogist. Volume 20 p. 115 [ at AmericanAncestors ($)
  1. Source S1256 : Call Number: G 508 : Title: History of the Slocums, Slocumbs and Slocombs of America : Author: Slocum, Charles Elihu, 1841-1915: Publication: Defiance, Ohio : Slocum : 1908: Note: Supplement to and issued as v. 2 of the 1882 edition.: Phonetic spelling, genealogical and biographical embracing twelve generations of the first-named family from A.D. 1637 to 1908 : with their marriages and descendants in the female lines, so far as ascertained ...
  2. Source S285 : Title: Ancestry of Thirty-Three Rhode Islanders Born in the 18th Century : Author: John Osborne Austin : Publication: Albany, N.Y.: Published by Joel Munsell's Sons: 1889
  3. Source S364 : Title: The Slocum Genealogy : Author: Charles E. Slocum, M.D., Ph.D, of Syracuse, N.Y. : Publication: NEHGR, Volume 34, October 1880
  • Joan Cook Slocum on Find A Grave: Memorial #125350533 Retrieved 12:15, 16 September 2017 (EDT).


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  • Thank you to Darrell Parker for creating Cook-7127 on 11 Sep 13.
  • Thank you to Daivd Barnhardt for creating WikiTree profile Cook-6012 through the import of 3-4-2013.GED on Mar 4, 2013.

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    On 3 Sep 2018 at 21:12 GMT Anne B wrote:

    The real Joan Bucher/Cooke was b. and died 1596 in Netherbury. This profile will be changed to Joanna Unknown and parents detached in a few days.

    On 30 Jun 2018 at 17:47 GMT Anne B wrote:

    As far as I know, there is no proof that Joann was a Cooke, only a suggestion. There is a recent book on Thomas (1987). Does anyone have a copy? Does it say one way or another?

    Joann if she was a Cook is attached to the wrong Cooke-720 Thomas Cooke-720. Cooke-720 left a will calling Giles Slocum "Brother." His brother Giles, means his sister Joanne. You have her attached as his daughter. She needs to be moved to dtr of Thomas Cooke-214 pending a look at the 1987 book. If not proved there to be a Cooke, she should be changed to Unknown.

    Adding a bio for Joan Unknown.

    Joan is 17 degrees from SJ Baty, 20 degrees from Orville Redenbacher and 16 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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