George William Rufus Slade

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George William Rufus Slade (Slocum)

Also Known As: "George Washington Slocum"
Birthplace: Rensselaer, Rensselaer County, New York, United States
Death: Died in Panaca, Lincoln County, Nevada, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Slocum and Phoebe Slade
Husband of Julianne Slade
Father of William Slade; Martha Slade; Jefferson Slade; Mary Jane Slade; Albert Slade and 6 others

Managed by: Russ Lee
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About George William Rufus Slade

George William Rufus Slade was born July 2, 1811, in Panaca County, New York, son of John Slocum and Phoebe Slade. His name at birth was Washington Slade, but he changed it at some point for reasons unknown. Married Julia Higganbotham in Louisiana. Family home Opelousas, Louisiana. Died November 28, 1872, Panaca, Nevada.

Marriages and Children

  1. Julia Higgenbotham
    1. William Slade, married Nancy Katherine Holt
    2. Martha Slade, died 1835
    3. Jefferson Slade, married Sarah M. Chestnut
    4. Margiana "Mary Jane" Slade, died 1840
    5. Albert Slade, died 1853
    6. Clara Slade
    7. Benjamin Slade, died 1847
    8. John Slade, died 1853
    9. Henry Slade
    10. Alice Slade, died 1853
    11. James McGaw Slade, died 1870
  2. Dorinda Melissa Moody Goheen - five children from a previous marriage


  • Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1163
  • Pioneer Immigrants to Utah Territory [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2001. Original data: Questionnaires compiled by Sons of the Utah Pioneers in Salt Lake City. Page: 002259; Name: William Rufus (born Washington Slocum, changed name) Slade; Gender: male; Birth Date: 02 Jul 1811; Birth Place: Pittstown, New YOrk; Parent1: John Slocum; Parent2: Phoebe Slade; Spouse: Juliann (Julia Ann) Higginbotham; Dorinda Melissa Moody Goheen; Marriage Date: 24 Oct 1832;20 Feb 1853; Marriage Place: Louisana; Harris County, Texas; Departure Date: 1856; 1855; 1853; Departure Place: Cherokee Nation; Texas; Travel Company: wife, Dorinda Moody (48); sons William (22); Jefferson (20); James Mc Gaw (5); daughter Clara Elizabeth (15); children of Dorinda: daughters Eliza Adeline Goheen (18); Christiana (Christe) (15); Fredonia Melissa Goheen (11); Louisa Jane Goheen (9); son Michael Goheen (6): additional family members in comments; Party: Independent Company (Brother Preston Thomas, Farmelin 1853); Trail: Old Spanish Trail from Texas to Utah; Arrival Date: 17 Sep 1856; Arrival Place: SLC; Religion: LDS; Place Settled: Herriman, S. L. Co.; Washington, Wash. Co.; Pine Valley, Wash Co.; Occupation: raised cotton & sugar cane; builder; freighter; Death Date: 28 Nov 1872; Death Place: Panaca, Lincoln Co., Nevada; Sources: Copy of life history of William Rufus Slade in my posession. Written by Ella Lloyd, granddaughter of Dorinda Slade (continued on back); Comments: Slade children: Henry (9); Albert (17); John (11); Alice (7); Mose (a former slave who came to Utah with the family and lived with the family until his death in the 1870's.); Sub Name: Vonna F. Polad; Sub Date: 12 Oct 1991 .
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George William Rufus Slade's Timeline

July 2, 1811
Rensselaer, Rensselaer County, New York, United States
Age 22
Age 23
September 22, 1836
Age 25
Opelousas, LA, USA
Age 26
Age 27
Age 29
Age 31
Age 33
November 25, 1849
Age 38
Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States