Eleazer SLOCUM

Male 1664 - Bef 1727  (63 years)


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  • Name Eleazer SLOCUM  [1
    • Eliezer was born in Portsmouth township, now in Newport Co., Rhode Island, the 25th day of Tenth month, 1664, and became a resident of Dartmouth Township, New Plymouth, in the year 1684, or before. He married Elephel Fitzgerald and resided in Dartmouth as a yeoman. In the confirmatory deed of Governor William Bradford, 13 November, 1694, Eliezer Slocum and his brothers Giles and Peleg, were named among the proprietors of Dartmouth which then included the present Townships of Dartmouth, New Bedford, Westport, and Fairhaven. He dealt quite extensively in lands, and was very successful in the accumulation of property considering the newness of the country and the various unfavorable circumstances of his time.

      The oppressions of the New Plymouth and Massachusetts governments show a marked contrast between the civil standing of these brothers, and all other members of the Society of Friends, who settled in Dartmouth and those who resided in Rhode Island. The former were excluded from the rights of citizenship and the privilege of holding office, though they were obliged to bear their proportion of the governmental burden; while the presence and counsel of the latter were much sought in directing public affairs.

      Eliezer Slocum's will was proved 30 july, 1727 and his estate was appraised at L5,790. 18s 11d - personal L665. 18s 11d; real L5,125 - exclusive of the former gifts to his children. "Elephel Slocum, widow and relict of Eliezer Slocum," made a will the 19th day of 1st mo. called March, 1745-6" in which she devised a considerable estate. Her will was proved 4 October, 1748. [1]
    Born 25 Jan 1664  Portsmouth, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 30 Jul 1727  [1
    Buried Friends Cemetery, Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I79732  Main Tree
    Last Modified 3 Nov 2015 

    Father Giles SLOCOMBE,   b. 28 Sep 1623, Old Cleeve, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1682, Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Joan COOK,   b. 1620,   d. 31 Aug 1679, Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F32107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elephel FITZGERALD,   d. Bef 4 Oct 1748 
    Children 
    +1. Eliezer SLOCUM,   b. 20 Jan 1693/4, Dartmouth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. bet. 18 Jan 1738/9 and 20 Mar 1738/9  (Age 44 years)
    Last Modified 3 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F32105  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Friends Cemetery, Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S7913] A Short History of the Slocums, Slocumbs and Slocombs of America, Charles Elihu Slocum, M.D., Ph. D., (Charles Elihu Slocum, M.D., Ph. D., - Syracuse, NY 1882).

    2. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.