Thursday, February 23, 2023

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1684 Birth Record of Samuel Slocum (1684-1741) of Jamestown, Rhode Island

  I looked in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings for Treasure Chest Thursday.

The treasure today is the 1684 birth record of  Samuel Slocum (1684/5-1741) in Jamestown, Rhode Island:

The birth record is the fifth record in the Slocum section:

The transcription of this birth record is:

"[SLOCUM] Samuel, March -- 1684."

The source citation for this record is:

 James N. Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850, First Series, Births, Marriages and Deaths : a Family Register for the People (Providence, R.I.: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., 1891-1912), Vol. 4, "Newport County, Births, Marriages, Deaths;" Jamestown Births and Deaths, Samuel Slocum birth entry, March 1684; accessed on (

This record is a Derivative Source, with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the birth of Samuel slocum in Jamestown, Rhode Island in 1684.  The original record is probably in a Jamestown town record book that is no longer extant.

Samuel Slocum (1684-1741) was born in March 1684 in Jamestown, Rhode Island, the son of Ebenezer and Mary (Thurston) Slocum.  He married Hannah Carr (1691-1785), the daughter of Edward and Hannah (Stanton) Carr, in January 1708 in Jamestown.  They had six children.

Samuel and Hannah (Carr) Slocum are my 7th great-grandparents.  I am descended through their daughter Hannah Slocum (1710-1737) who married Thomas Hazard (1707-1748) on 22 February 1727 in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.


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