A SHORT HISTORY OF THE SLOCUMS, SLOCUMBS AND SLOCOMBS OF AMERICA, GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL; EMBRACING ELEVEN GENERATIONS OF THE FIRST-NAMED FAMILY, FROM 1637 TO 1881: WITH THEIR ALLIANCES AND THE DESCENDANTS IN THE FEMALE LINES AS FAR AS ASCERTAINED. Published 1882
Rev. Samuel Slocum (Jolm C., Joseph) was born in Atlanta, Georgia, 23 November, 1783. He married, in Ohio County, Kentucky, 21 March, 1804, Mary Ann Beck, daughter of Stephen and (Wright) Beck of Fayette, Illinois, and formerly of Charleston, S. C, where she was born 24 February, 1782. They removed to Illinois Territory in the year 18 12. He was an officer in the War of 18 12, and also served in the War with Mexico. He was Postmaster at Carmi, White County, Illinois., from 1820 until 1832, and held several other offices of trust. In 1833 they removed from Carmi to Albany, Whitesides Co., Illinois., and there died she, 24 February, 1851, and was buried in Albany Cemetery; he, 29 December, 1859, and was buried in Nevitt's Cemetery. He was a farmer and a local preacher in the Methodist Episcopal church.
i. John Axley, born in Ohio County, Ky., and there died.
ii. Alfred Beck, was born 6 Aug., 1806 in Hartford, Ohio County, Kentucky, and was reared in White County, Illinois, from the age of six years. He was married, 1 August, 1827, near Carmi, Illinois., by Rev. Charles Slocumb, M. E., to Elizabeth Roland Nevitt, daughter of William and Mary (Eadlin) Nevitt formerly of Georgetown, D. C, and later of Nelson County, Kentucky, where she was born 18 April, 1807. After marriage they dwelt in Concord, in Knoxville, and in or near Albany, Whitesides County, Illinois, where he died, 9 September, 1860; was buried in Nevitt's Cemetery. His widow is still living (1880). He was a hotel-keeper and grain-dealer.
iii. Elizabeth Jane, b. 27 Sept., 1808, in Ohio County, Ky. ; m. Azariah Haskinson 26 Dec, 1827; d. 17 June, 1856; was buried in Nevitt's Cemetery near Albany, Illinois. A son, Samuel W., is now a carpenter in Albany, Illinois.
iv. Catharine, born 27 September, 1810; died 7 August 1812.
v. Stephen Beck, born 20 Aug., 1813, at Slocumb's Ford, Wabash River (?), White Co., Illinois. He was married four times as follows: 1st, Feb. 14, 1839, Letitia Mariah McCall who died 3 April, 1845; 2d, Oct. 15, 1850, Caroline Matilda Rouse who died 4 March, 1859; 3d, Dec. 9, 1859, Mrs. M. E. Hanks who died 23 March, 1861 ; and 4th, Melinda Buck 11 May, 1864. He died at Albany, I11., 8 November, 1877, and was buried in Nevitt's Cemetery.
vi. Samuel Walker, b. 10 Nov., 1815; mar. Rebecca Withrow.
vii. Charles Hooks, b. 14 Nov., 1817; m. Elizabeth A. Bennett.
viii. Joseph, born 14 March, 1821; died 12 September, 1821.
ix. Susan Rebecca, twin, b. 30 Oct., 1822; d. 30 Aug., 1824.
x. William Wright, twin, born 30 Oct., 1822; mar. Margaret Stagg 22 Sept., 1847. He resides at Winona, Minnesota; is master and pilot of a Mississippi River steamboat,
xi. John Fletcher, born 21 January, 1827; died 4 September, 1839, and was buried at Albany, Illinois.