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William Sloan
Highland Twp.

William Sloan (deceased) was born in Lesmahago Parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland, Aug. 21, 1827. His parents were David and Hellen (Johnston) Sloan, who had a family of three children. He worked in the coal mines, and learned the machinist's trade in his native country, and when twenty years of age came to the United States. He went to Dundee, Ill., and engaged in farming there some five years, then returned to Scotland, and was there married on June 16, 1853, to Margaret F. Sloan, who was born in Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland, and was a daughter of Samuel and Christina Sloan, nee Adamson. Seven children were born of this union, viz.: Catherine, David, Hellen, Samuel, William, Robert and Christine. In April, 1855, Mr. and Mrs. Sloan came to New York, thence to Dundee, Ill., where he followed farming one year, then came to Clayton County, Ia., and settled on the farm in Highland Township, where he died May 1, 1880, and where his family still reside. Mr. Sloan was one of the early settlers of this county, and had always been prominent in any enterprise tending to the improvement of her interests. Mrs. Sloan owns eighty-eight acres on section 19, Highland Township, and 120 in Fayette County, 160 finely cultivated.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 848
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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