Looking for a David Slocumb (of NY) violin

January 2, 2023, 1:32 PM · Hello, everyone! I am new to the group. I joined because I recently discovered that my great-great-great grandfather, David Slocumb (passed in 1915) made violins, and I am trying to locate one, and hoping that there is one that still exists. He was from the Andover/Wellsville, NY area.

My grandmother (his great-great granddaughter played violin for the Philharmonic Symphony in NY. I have a daughter, who also plays violin, but due to her health, is housebound. I would like to find a family heirloom for posterity. Mainly for my daughter, who did all the family research that got us this far.

I do not know if Peter Slocumb is related to David Slocumb (although I'm guessing there is a high probability) but he also made violins, and I found a picture of what one of Peter's violins would have possibly looked like. I would assume that if they are related, their violins maybe looked similar. There should be a stamp inside the violin with a name and year that it was made.

Well, I'm not smart enough to figure out how to get the picture on this blog post, but Peter's violins look more like an hour glass, than the style we most often see today.

I will probably forget to check on here, but if you have any helpful information, you can email me at onesetfree75@gmail.com.

Also, I have already checked with the Allegheny Historical Society in NY with no luck.

I know this is a shot in the dark, more like finding a needle in a haystack, but if anyone could offer any helpful information, I would be forever grateful!

Thank you so much!
Deanna Buchanan


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