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Jesse Slocumb (August 20, 1780 – December 20, 1820) was a U.S. Congressional Representative from North Carolina.

Jesse Slocumb
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1817 – December 20, 1820
Preceded byWilliam Gaston
Succeeded byWilliam S. Blackledge
Personal details
BornAugust 20, 1780
Dudley, North Carolina
DiedDecember 20, 1820(1820-12-20) (aged 40)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyFederalist


Early lifeEdit

Slocumb was born on a plantation near Dudley in Wayne County, North Carolina on August 20, 1780.[1] He was the son of Revolutionary patriots Col. Ezekiel Slocumb (1750–1840) and Mary Hooks Slocumb (1760–1836), who had distinguished herself at the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge in 1776.[1]


He completed the preparatory studies and then engaged in agricultural pursuits,[2] on a plantation six miles southeast of Goldsboro, North Carolina.[1]

He held several local offices and was a member of the court of pleas and quarter sessions of the county. He served as the register of deeds from 1802 until 1808.[2]

He was elected as a Federalist to succeed William Gaston to represent North Carolina's 4th congressional district in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses and served from March 4, 1817, until his death.[2] After his death, William S. Blackledge succeeded him.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Slocumb was married to Hannah Gray Green (1787–1848), a daughter of Joseph Green. Together, they were the parents of:[1]

  • Julia Ann Slocumb, who married David Bunting.[1]
  • Harriet Adeline Slocumb (1809–1875), who married Hiram Wildman Husted (1802–1868).[4]
  • John Charles Slocumb (b. 1811), who married Rachel R. Wright.[1]
  • Junius Greene Slocumb (b. 1815), who married Mary L. Boon.[1]

Slocumb died of pleurisy in Washington, D.C., on December 20, 1820.[5] He was buried in the Congressional Cemetery.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Slocum, Charles Elihu (1882). 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. The Author. p. 490. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "SLOCUMB, Jesse - Biographical Information". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  3. ^ Poore, Benjamin Perley (1878). The Political Register and Congressional Directory: A Statistical Record of the Federal Officials, Legislative, Executive, and Judicial, of the United States of America, 1776-1878. Houghton, Osgood. p. 54. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  4. ^ Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale College. Yale College. 1870. p. 312. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  5. ^ Elliot, Jonathan (1830). Historical Sketches of the Ten Miles Square Forming the District of Columbia: With a Picture of Washington, Describing Objects of General Interest Or Curiosity at the Metropolis of the Union ... J. Elliot, Jr. p. 309. Retrieved 4 April 2019.

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