Rev. Peleg Slocum
b.16 or 17 Aug 1654 Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
d.bef 7 Feb 1732/33
m. ABT 1680
Facts and Events
From A short history of the Slocums... comes the following profile of Rev. Peleg Slocum:
"Rev. Peleg Slocum (Giles, Anthony) was born in Portsmouth Township, Rhode Island, the 17th day of Sixth month, 1654. He married Mary Holder, of Providence, probably in the year 1680 and became a resident of Dartmouth Township, New Plymouth, previous to the year 1684.* He is named as one of the proprietors of Dartmouth in the confirmatory deed of Governor William Bradford 13 November, 1694, and he claimed, according to the records of Benjamin Crane, the surveyor, one-fourth of John Faunce's share—-excepting nine acres meadow and fifty acres upland—-by deed from Thomas Eaton 12 June, 1686; also forty acres of Stephen Tracy's share by deed from Hugh Mosher 9 May, 1698, which included one-eighth of a share after the 800 acre division among the proprietors. Six acres of this forty he gave to the Society of Friends for meeting-house and burying-ground uses-—the deed of which is now in the keeping of Jesse Tucker of Dartmouth, Mass...
"Peleg Slocum is recorded in the Friends' records for Dartmouth as a minister; and Richardson in his Journal wrote under date of 1701 that 'Peleg Slocum, an honest public Friend, carried us in his sloop to Nantucket.' The celebrated Thomas Story — one of the original Friends — was entertained at his house in First month, 1703-4, and once or twice later in 1704.
"His will is a long document bearing the date of 'Dartmouth the 13th day of the month called January, in the fifth year of his Majesties Reign, George the Second, King of Great Britain...A. D. 1731;' and it was proved 7 February, 1732/33, at Taunton, Mass., where it can yet be seen."