When William Peter Slocum was born on 20 September 1810, in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Ebenezer Slocum, was 44 and his mother, Sarah Davis, was 39. He married Phoebe Jane Lockwood on 30 March 1843, in Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Lackawanna Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and North Abington Township, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 19 June 1886, at the age of 75, and was buried in Dalton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States.
English: habitational name from Slocum in Shorwell (Isle of Wight) or Slocombeslade in Brendon (Devon). Both placenames derive from Old English slāh ‘sloe, blackthorn’ + cumb ‘valley’.
History: Anthony Slocombe or Slocum (1590–1674/75) came from Taunton, Somerset, England, to Taunton, MA, in 1637.
Possible Related Names
As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.