Rhode Island Tercentenary Issue
First Day Cover
300th Anniversary of the Settlement of Rhode Island
Issued on May 4, 1936 in Providence, RI - Scott #777
Unofficial Town Cancel -
1st John B. Kilton Cachet - Planty 777-61i
The Slocumville Post
Kingstown Township, Washington County)
was established on March 5, 1857 under
Postmaster Jonathan Slocum. The name was changed to
Slocum on March 3, 1900. The postmaster
at the time of the name change was Arthur A. Wood.
The post office is currently in operation under Postmaster
Michael K. Lipka appointed on May 23, 1998.
or Slocombe family were among the first families to settle in
Rhode Island. The family patriarch; Giles Slocum was born
in Old Cleve, Summerset, England in 1623.
Sometime in either 1639 or 1640 he emigrated to the colonies and
ended up settling in Portsmouth, Rhode Island
where he married Joan Cook in 1640.
They had 9 children.
The original spelling of
the name (Slocombe)
derives from the English word for the valleys of
southwestern England called Combes and the
abundant growth of the Sloe Tree there; thus
Check List of Rhode Island Post
Offices 1790-1994 - Del Beaudreau
Rhode Island Postal History: The Post Offices - Merolla, Jackson