Frances Slocum - Frances Slocum was a young girl who was "stolen by the Delaware Indians from her father's house near Wilkes-Barre, in Wyoming Valley, Luzerne county, Pa.," in November, 1778. The brother of Frances Slocum is Major Benjamin Slocum. Benjamin's daughter, Maria Slocum,
Part I. Stephen Decatur (1779-1820) He went to sea at age 19; within a year he was commissioned an officer. He gained a reputation for courage and daring during the Barbary Wars, 1801-15. In command of the "United States," on Oct. 12, 1812, Decatur engaged the faster British frigate "Macedonian." By maneuver and superior accurate long-range gunnery, he crippled and captured the British warship.
This snapshot was taken at the Angel Mounds State Memorial (now Angel Mounds State Historic Site) in Newburgh near Evansville, Indiana, on 23 July 1989. Angel Mounds is a significant site for Native American archaeology.