Biography of John Sloan
Miami County, Ohio Biographies

JOHN SLOAN; P. 0. Laura; born in County Monaghan, Ireland, in 1814; is the son of William Sloan; he was reared on a farm. and his early education was necessarily limited; in 1840, he embarked on the sail vessel Hibernia for America, and landed in the city of New York Nov. 13; from this place he went direct to Lancaster Co., Penn., where he worked awhile to obtain means to continue his journey westward, and send for his family.which he had left in Ireland; from Pennsylvania he came to this county and located in Newton Township, on Sec. 26; he lived here some time and then purchased the place on which he now resides; Mr. Sloan may with propriety be called one of the self made men of Newton Township; when he landed in the city of New York. he had only a penny in his pocket, and this he spent for tobacco; he worked his way through to Ohio; once located there, he set about with unflagging industry to establish a permanent and comfortable home; how well he succeeded in this his valuable farm attests; politically he finds expression for his views with the Republican party, with which he has been identified since he has been a member of any party; he refrained from taking any part in politics in this country, till he had opportunity and time to consider the principles of the various parties, and then choose for himself; be was brought up to the Presbyterian faith, and has been with his wife a member of the Hopewell Christian Church for a period of thirty five years. He was married to Jane Fee, of Ireland, in 1832; he has had five children, two deceased; the living are William, James and Margaret; he appreciates the value of learning and takes great interest in educating his children; he gave his sons a collegiate education. William graduated at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, and James at Meadville College, Pennsylvania; he is now a minister in the Disciples Church in Indiana.

History of Miami County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Co.
Chicago 1880

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