John Sloan (1770-1836) married Mary Scarbrough in 1792, and they came to Highland County from Kentucky in 1808.

He was a Methodist who had a log church about one mile southwest of what became Mowrystown in 1829.

John Sloan lived on land owned by Abraham Pettyjohn, who married his oldest child, Jane (1792-1874) on May 28, 1811 in Highland County.

(I will cover Abraham and Jane later.)

James Sloan (1793-1885) married Lacy Bell (1794-1822) on Feb. 4, 1819 in Highland County. Her parents were John and Martha Bell – also from Kentucky – who were also the parents of Samuel and James Bell who we have told about before.

After Lacy died in 1822, James Sloan married Nancy J. Pangburn (1803-86) around August 1823.

James Sloan(e) – also spelled Sloane by some – and Lacy Bell had two children, Eliza (1820-93), and John (1821-22).

John Sloan and his mother Lacy are buried in the Ebenezer Cemetery on land that was originally John Bell’s.

James Sloan did well with land deals and was living in White Oak Township on the 1850 census.

By 1860, they had moved to Illinois; and by 1870 and 1880, they were living in Missouri where they both died. James and Nancy had six children.

The next oldest was Sarah born in 1794 or 96.

Rachel (1797-1865) married Amos Pettyjohn (the younger) (1796-1860) on Dec. 21, 1821 in Highland County and I will cover them later.

Abigail Sloan (1799-1885) married John Chapman (1791-1870) on Nov. 29, 1825 in Highland County. They had six children and lived in New Market Township, Highland County.

John Chapman was a soldier in the War of 1812. He was previously married to a Betsy Myers (no information located on her) before he married Abigail.

John Chapman’s father was Isaac Chapman (1756-1828). I have written about a younger son, Caleb Chapman who died on Dec. 30, 1882 at 78 years, six months and three days. He was buried in the Chapman Cemetery on Caleb’s Hill in Hamer Township.

Martha Sloan (1801-68) married Jessie S. Williamson (1807-93) in 1835 at Highland County.

They were living in Clay Township, Highland County on the 1850 census and that was next door to her youngest brother, John Jr.

By 1860, they had moved to Newburg, Pike County, Illinois and they had four children.

John Sloan, Jr. (1802-53) married Sarah Collins (1814-73) in Highland County and they had five children. They were living in Clay Township as indicated above and at that time they had five children.

On John’s death, he was buried in the Ambrose Cemetery as was his mother, age 83 in 1850, who in 1860 was living with daughter Abigail Chapman in New Market Township. So, John Sloan’s widow lived until 1861 – after his death in 1836.

The photo is of the Harvey house located at the corner of Harvey Road and Mowrystown-Sardinia Road. This log house, which has been torn down and moved north somewhere, is believed to be John Sloan’s house and church. It is certainly on the land that he owned and is close to where I found his tombstone.