|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from North Carolina's 4th district
March 4, 1817 – December 20, 1820
|Preceded by||William Gaston|
|Succeeded by||William S. Blackledge|
|Born||August 20, 1780|
Dudley, North Carolina
|Died||December 20, 1820 (aged 40)|
Slocumb was born on a plantation near Dudley in Wayne County, North Carolina on August 20, 1780. 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.
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.
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. After his death, William S. Blackledge succeeded him.
Slocumb was married to Hannah Gray Green (1787–1848), a daughter of Joseph Green. Together, they were the parents of:
- Julia Ann Slocumb, who married David Bunting.
- Harriet Adeline Slocumb (1809–1875), who married Hiram Wildman Husted (1802–1868).
- John Charles Slocumb (b. 1811), who married Rachel R. Wright.
- Junius Greene Slocumb (b. 1815), who married Mary L. Boon.
- 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.
- "SLOCUMB, Jesse - Biographical Information". bioguide.congress.gov. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
- 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.
- Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale College. Yale College. 1870. p. 312. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
- 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.
- United States Congress. "Jesse Slocumb (id: S000497)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Jesse Slocumb at Find a Grave
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