Person:Ebenezer Slocum (3)

m. 1635
  1. Johanna Slocum1642 - 1727/28
  2. Capt. John Slocum1645 - bef 1702
  3. Hon. Giles Slocum1647 - 1683
  4. Rev. Ebenezer Slocum1650 - 1715
  5. Nathaniel Slocum1652 - bef 1703
  6. Rev. Peleg Slocum1654 - bef 1732/33
  7. Samuel Slocumest 1657 - 1700
  8. Mary Slocum1660 - 1689
  9. Eliezer Slocum1664 - bef 1727
  • HRev. Ebenezer Slocum1650 - 1715
  • WMary Thurston1656/7 - 1732
m. Apr 1677
  1. Elizabeth Slocum1676/77 - 1728
  2. Mary Slocum1679 -
  3. Joanna Slocum1680/81 - 1709
  4. Rebecca Slocum1682 - 1729
  5. Samuel Slocum1684 - 1741
  6. Ebenezer Slocum1686 - 1715
  7. Desire Slocum1688 - 1760
  8. Josiah Slocum1688 -
  9. Deliverance Slocum1691 -
  10. Rebecca Slocum1692 -
  11. Mercy Slocum1693 - 1714
  12. Giles Slocum1695 - 1750
  13. Abigail Slocum1697 -
  14. Joseph Slocum1697 - 1732
Facts and Events
Name Rev. Ebenezer Slocum
Gender Male
Will[3] 10 Dec 171_ Jamestown, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Birth[4] 25 Mar 1650 Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Marriage Apr 1677 Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United Statesto Mary Thurston
Property? 25 Oct 1678 Canonicut Island, Rhode IslandDeed from father for land.
Occupation[1][2] 1679-1715 Jamestown, Newport, Rhode Island, United StatesDeputy to the Rhode Island General Assembly for many of these years, sometimes acting as Speaker.
Death[1] 13 Apr 1715 Jamestown, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Occupation[1] Quaker minister

Religion

Was born in Rhode Island, "had his education among those people called Baptists."S1 Was converted to the Friends and became a minister, according to "Piety Promoted."

Gave a deed for land for a Friend's meeting house in Jamestown and a deed for land and building for Meetinghouse in South Kingtown, R.I.

The Friends' record of deaths reads: "Ebenezer Slocumb of Jamestown in ye Colony of Rhoad Island aged 65 Yeares & neare a month being of good Reputation & Sarvis in Church of Christ he departed theare at his own house ye 13th day of ye second month about ye 11th hour in ye night in ye Yeare 1715 and was bureyed in friends Bureying Ground in Jamestown." In an entry by another hand is written, "He was a valuable minister."S1p.46


Public activity

Presided at the general election of officers in Jamestown, 21 Apr 1682, was often chosen to the offices of "Counsellman" and Head Warden, and to the chair as Moderator of Jamestown town meetings. He was one of the early proprietors of East Greenwich, Rhode Island.

In 1707, was granted the privilege to keep a ferry on the west side of Canonicutt Island for two years. (Rhode Island Colonial Records, vol iv).S1

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Slocum, Charles Elihu. A short history of the Slocums, Slocumbs, and Slocombs of America, genealogical and biographical (1882): embracing eleven generations of the first-named family from 1637-1881, with their alliances and the descendants in the female lines as far as ascertained, also the etymology of those surnames, an account of some researches in England concerning their ancestors who bore the parent surname, Slocombe, etc. (Syracuse, New York: Slocum, 1882), p 45-49.

    Cites Piety Promoted, In a collection of Dying Sayings of many of the people called Quakers; vol ii. page 151.

  2. Slocum, Charles Elihu. A short history of the Slocums, Slocumbs, and Slocombs of America, genealogical and biographical (1882): embracing eleven generations of the first-named family from 1637-1881, with their alliances and the descendants in the female lines as far as ascertained, also the etymology of those surnames, an account of some researches in England concerning their ancestors who bore the parent surname, Slocombe, etc. (Syracuse, New York: Slocum, 1882), p 45.
  3. Abstracts of Jamestown Wills, in Arnold, James N. Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636–1850: First series, births, marriages and deaths. A family register for the people. (Narragansett Hist. Publ. Co., 1891), p. 66, Oct 1979.

    Ebenezer Slocum of Conunicutt alias Jamestown. Will dated 10 Dec 171_, proved 20 Apr 1715, pps. 165-167.
    Wife Mary. Sons: Samuel eldest who received land in Scituate, Giles under age 21 and Joseph under age 21. Daughters: Elizabeth widow of Peter Greene deceased, Rebecca wife of William Burling, Desire wife of Samuel Dyre; these 3 daughters having received their legacy given them by their grandfather Thurston. Daughter Mary Slocum under age 18 and daughter Abigail Slocum under age 18. Neighbors John Hall and Joseph Morey of Jamestown. Cousin Jacob Mott of Portsmouth.

  4. Rhode Island Friends Record, in Arnold, James N. Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636–1850: First series, births, marriages and deaths. A family register for the people. (Narragansett Hist. Publ. Co., 1891), 7:75.

    SLOCUM, Ebenezer, of Giles and Joanna, Portsmouth, March 25, 1650.