John Slaven landed in NY in 1740 at age 17. He enlisted 15 July 1746 in Sussex County, DE, in King George II's War (Delaware Military Archives, Vol. 1, Page 5).
The O'Slevin family allegedly descends from Colla DeCrioch, a very early Irish king (See More Irish Families by Edward MacLysagt). John O'Hart's Irish Pedigrees traces the family back to Adam.
In the counties of Armagh, Donegal and Tyrone, Ireland, the name is spelled O'Slavin, O'Sleavin, O'Sleivan, O'Slevin, O'Slammon, O'Sclevin, Slamon, Slavin, Slevine and Slevin. The immigrant spelled it Slavens. His children, Slaven.
|b. ca. 1723; m.
Elizabeth Stuart (1748, Augusta Co., VA - LDS A
471427-0045/ made 18 Nov 1966); d. ??. Children:
John Slaven II was a noted Revolutionary War soldier, hunter, and trapper. He and his wife moved to the head of Jackson's River in Pocahontas County to their farm, "Meadowdale."
|b. 10 Apr 1760,
Augusta Co., VA; m. 1- Elizabeth or Sarah Wade
2-Elizabeth Warwick (30 Jul 1789); d. 10 May 1842,
Pocahontas Co. (W)VA. Children:
? - 1843
Wooddell (23 Mar 1820); d. 9 Jan 1843; lived in Pocahontas County
Last Updated: 03/12/01