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Samuel James Slocomb
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Birth: Jan. 3, 1828
Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 4, 1901
Milam County
Texas, USA

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Mr. J.S. Slocomb, Sr., died at his home last Tuesday. He was one of our oldest and most highly respected citizens and tidings of his death will be received with sorrow by many friends. The Cameron Herald, June 6, 1901
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Death - Capt. S.J. Slocomb, an old and respected citizen of Milam county died at his home near Cameron yesterday evening. Rockdale Messenger, June 6, 1901
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Mr. J.S. Slocomb, Sr., died at his home, two miles east of Cameron, Tuesday night of last week, about 8 o'clock. He was 74 years old and had been quite feeble for some time. His death was a sad blow to his family and his many friends in the county. Deceased was one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of Milam County and raised a large family here. He leaves five children, Mrs. J.M. Bauknight, Mrs. Wright Brewer, Messrs. J.S. Slocomb, Jr., Guy, Bee and Darnton Slocomb, all of whom were with him at the end. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. James Kilgore Wednesday afternoon from the family residence at 4 o'clock. A large concourse of people followed the remains to the family grave yard, where his remains were laid away to await the millennium dawn. The Cameron Herald, June 13, 1901
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From the Holman transcriptions . . . The last relative of the Slocombs to be buried here was Samuel James Slocomb. Mr. Slocomb came to Texas shortly after the Civil War on the way to Mexico with a group of other veterans. He stopped at the Phillips Hotel where the widowed caretaker Nancy Smith Phillips was. Deciding to stay in the area, Samuel bought land in 1871 and he and Nancy married in 1873. He was a land speculator and a contractor and he built some bridges in the county. Nancy is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery.
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U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
Name: Samuel James Slocomb
Birth Date: 3 Jan 1828
Death Date: 5 Jun 1901
Cemetery: Oak Hill Cemetery
Cemetery Address: Fannin St Cameron, TX 76520
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Family links: 
  Nancy Stice Smith Slocomb (1845 - 1931)
  Samuel James Slocomb (1851 - 1931)*
  Ethel Rebecca Slocomb Brewer (1873 - 1957)*
  Moxie Lavinia Slocomb Bauknight (1877 - 1947)*
  B. Slocomb (1878 - 1957)*
  Donton Boles Slocomb (1887 - 1948)*
*Calculated relationship
Brewer-Slocomb Cemetery
Milam County
Texas, USA
Created by: BeNotForgot
Record added: Aug 22, 2011
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Samuel James Slocomb
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