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Ruth Slocum (Moses)

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Chilmark, Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: January 6, 1789 (65-73)
Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Wife of Cuffee "Kofi" Slocum
Mother of Fear Cuffee; David Cuffee Slocum; Jonathan Cuffee Slocum; Sarah Cuffee Durfee; Phoebe Slocum Cuffee and 9 others

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About Ruth Slocum

Kofi took the name Cuffee Slocum and, in 1746, he married Ruth Moses.[4] Ruth was a Native American and a member of the Wampanoag Nation on Martha's Vinyard. Cuffee Slocum worked as a skilled carpenter, farmer and fisherman and taught himself to read and write. He worked diligently to earn enough money to buy a home and in 1766 bought a 116-acre (0.47 km2) farm in nearby Dartmouth, Massachusetts. The couple would raise ten children together.

Citations

  • 4. Thomas, Lamont D. Paul Cuffee: Black Entrepreneur and Pan-Africanist (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1988) pp 4-5

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Ruth Slocum's Timeline

1720
1720
Chilmark, Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States
1725
1725
Age 5
1747
1747
Age 27
Cuttyhunk Islnd, Massachusetts, USA
1749
1749
Age 29
Cuttyhunk Island, Massachusetts, USA
1751
1751
Age 31
Cuttyhunk Island, Massachusetts, USA
1753
1753
Age 33
Cuttyhunk Island, Massachusetts, USA
1753
Age 33
1755
1755
Age 35
Cuttyhunk Island, Massachusetts, USA
1755
Age 35