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Wascom




The first Wascom immigrant is believed to have arrived in Pennsylvania from England sometime
in the mid 1700s. The oldest known ancestor in our line is William Waskom born 13 Sep 1760 in
Pennsylvania as found on the 1790 Chester County, Pennsylvania census in the Kennet Township.
Evidence of William's Revolutionary War service is found on "A True List of Kennett male Whites
From Eighteen to Fifty-three Taken By James Hollis, Lieutenant. July Ye. 12th 1787,"
page 309 of the Pennsylvania Archives Series 6 Vol III Militia Rolls 1783-1790.

William Waskom married Mary Elizabeth Pierson born 20 May 1760 East Caln, Chester County,
Pennsylvania on 17 Jun 1784. There are conflicting opinions as to whether the marriage took place in
Chester County, Pennsylvania or in Shelby County, Kentucky; regardless, William Waskom and his family
migrated from Pennsylvania to Kentucky sometime between 1790 and 1800. William is found on the 1800
Shelby County, Kentucky census. He and Mary remained there until their deaths, Mary on 20 Jun 1818,
and William on 23 Dec 1836.

Their son, James Cornelius Wascom born 21 Aug 1792 was a veteran of the War of 1812. According
to family history, he and his brother, William, were Kentucky Riflemen who fought for Andrew Jackson
at the Battle of New Orleans. They met and married sisters, Susan "Sucky" and Eleanor Slocum, and
settled in Washington and St Tammany Parishes, Louisiana.

(cont'd)

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