Re: Granddaughter is a Slocum, CA
Hi Ruth; There are probably very many families who may be related to Capt. Joshua Slocum, but in order to find out, need some more information, particularly in the early years.I have been working with a friend, named Mel Brown, who lives in Billerica, Ma. and who is a descendant of Capt. Josh. He, in fact, has been doing some great research and will be producing a book on the genealogy.
Capt. Josh was born in Wilmont, Nova Scotia February 20, 1844, and married Virginia Walker in Sydney Australia, They had 4 children, Vestor Joshua; Benjamin Aymor; Jessie Lena and James Abram Garfield.
Capt. Josh's lineage runs (backwards) John, Joshua U., John, John, Simon #1...All can be followed back.
Please contact me at [email protected] and I'll forward whatever info you send me, to Mel. I'm sure he would be happy to help you out further.