Jul. 25, 1756 North Kingstown Washington County Rhode Island, USA
Dec. 2, 1827 Shaftsbury Bennington County Vermont, USA
Samuel was the 4th of 13 children (4th son) born of William Slocum (b. 1722) and his wife Sarah. His siblings were: Jonathan (d. 1794/5), Peleg (1751-1827), Ebenezer (1752-1810), Ruth, Sarah, Mary, Wealthy Ann, Martha, Joseph (1767-1858), William, Phebe, and Elizabeth.
In the later part of October 1776, Samuel served in Captain Samuel Robinson's (1st Bennington) Company, Colonel Moses Robinson's Regiment of Militia that went from the south western part of the New Hampshire Grants (now Vermont) to Mount Independence. This movement of militia was ordered by Colonel Seth Warner, then at Castleton (now in Rutland County, Vermont) upon the earnest plea for reenforcements from General Gates commanding at Fort Ticonderoga. Days earlier the British Fleet had overcome the American Flotilla under the command of Colonel Benedict Arnold in the Battle of Lake Champlain (Valcour Island) and were driving up the Lake towards Crown Point and beyond.
On August 16, 1777, Samuel was engage in the Battle of Bennington.
Samuel married, 1777, Margaret Spike (1754-1833) by whom he had eleven children (6 sons and 5 daughters): Daniel (b. 1778), Samuel (1780-1864), Jonathan (1782-1841), Belinda (b. 1783), William (b. 1785), Mary (b. 1786), Elizabeth (b. 1788), Lavinia (b. 1790), Martin (1792-1868), Julia (b. 1793), and Moses (b. 1798).
Samuel resided on a farm in Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont, until about 1796 when he moved to the adjoining Town of Shaftsbury. One year later, he moved to Salem, Washington County, New York, thence, about the year 1800, to Northumberland, Saratoga County, New York. He returned to Shaftsbury, Bennington County, Vermont, 1804.
References: (1) "A Short History of the Slocums, Slocumbs and Slocombs of America, Genealogical and Biographical;" by Charles Elihu Slocum, 1882, Pgs. 79-80, 75 and 104-105
(2) US National Archives mss. "Receipts Roll for wages and Billeting rec'd of Capt. Samuel Robinson's Co. for going to Mount Independence last October as Militia. Dated Bennington Apr. 2, 1777"
(3) "The State of Vermont Rolls of the Soldiers in the Revolutionary War 1775 to 1783" by John E. Goodrich, 1904, Pg. 27
(4) "The History of Vermont, from its Discovery to its Admission into the Union in 1791" by Hiland Hall, 1868, Pgs. 221-223 and 467-468
(5) "The Gravestone Records of Shaftsbury Bennington County, Vermont copied and verified 1908-10" by Levi Henry Elwell, 1911, Pg. 56