Frances Slocum Monument

Frances Slocum Monument (HM1LOO)

Location: Wabash, IN 46992 Wabash County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 41.891', W 85° 54.455'

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(North Face)
Frances Slocum
A child of English descent, was born in Warwick, Rhode Island, March, 1773, was carried into captivity from her father's house at Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. November 2, 1778, by Delaware Indians soon after the Wyoming Massacre. Her brothers gave persistent search but did not find her until September 21, 1837.

(West Face)
When, inclined by a published letter describing an aged white woman in the Miami Indian village here, two brothers and a sister visited this place and identified her. She lived near here about 32 years with the Indian name "Ma-Con-a-Quah." She died on this ridge March 9, 1847, and was given a Christian burial.

(South Face)
Frances Slocum
Became a stranger to her mother-tongue. She became a stranger to her brethren, and an alien to her mother's children, through her captivity. See Psalms LXIX, 8.

This monument was erected by Slocums and others who deemed it a pleasure to contribute, and was unveiled by them with public ceremonies May 17, 1900.

(East Face)
A Miami Indian chief, husband of Frances Slocum - Ma-Con-a-Quah -died here in 1833 (?) at an advanced age. Their adult children were:
     Ke-Ke-Nok-Esh-Wah, wife of Rev. Jean Baptiste Brouillette, died March 13, 1847, aged 47 years, leaving no children.
     O-Zah-Shin-Quah, or Jane, wife of Rev. Peter Bondy, died January 25, 1877, aged 62 years, leaving a husband and nine children.
Year Placed1900
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 10th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 592292 N 4505827
Decimal Degrees40.69818333, -85.90758333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 41.891', W 85° 54.455'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 41' 53.46" N, 85° 54' 27.3" W
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Area Code(s)765, 260
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5859-6129 Co Rd 900 S, Wabash IN 46992, US
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