John Sloan

John Sloan (1715 - 1829)

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John Sloan
Born in County Antrim, Irelandmap [uncertain]
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married about 1774 in Laurens County, South Carolinamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Laurens, South Carolina, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 18 Dec 2019 | Created 29 Jul 2013
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See Four Stalwart Sons of Ireland See Sloan Family History, this account puts him arriving at Charleston, Carolinas ca. 1737.


Ireland Native
John Sloan was born in Ireland.
US Southern Colonies.
John Sloan resided in the Southern Colonies in North America before 1776.
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Burial: Ora ARP Church Cemetery, Gray Court, Laurens, South Carolina, USA[1] "Census matchup & Obit are assumptions.

  1. 1 Wife & 2 children came from Ire. & died of Smallpox.

-- Letter says: "served through the War of Independence....was wounded near Musgrove Mill in what was then known as siege of 96. (?) He carried the ball with him through his long life.....born 14th day of Sept. 1716 and died 26th day of Dec. 1829, aged 113 y., 3 mo., 12 da. He brought his young wife and two children with him, also a little Irish lassie. During a scourge of smallpox his wife and both children died and himself severely marked. After a widowhood of some years and at the age of 58 he led this Irish lassie (Jennet McNeere) at the age of 13 to Hymen's Altar. This proved to be a happy and fruitful marriage. They raised and educated 11 children, 6 boys and 5 girls: viz. Bettie, John, Robert, Mary, David, Mattie, Arch, Rosa, Jennie, Thomas, and William....... a native of Ireland, a soldier of 1776, and a sincere believer in Jesus Christ."[2]


  1. Sloan on RootsWEB Entered by Seán Sloane Johnson.
  2. Sloan-Blakely, p.284, Old Southern Bible Records: Transcriptions of Births, Deaths, and Marriages from Family Bibles, Chiefly of the 18th and 19th Centuries, Memory Lee Alldredge Lester Genealogical Publishing Com, 1974.[1]
  • Census 1800: Laurens Co. SC. pg17 [John 22001 22010]
  • Census 1820: Laurens Co. SC. pg17 [John 011201 01301]
  • Census 1830: Laurens Co. SC. pg277 [Jane 000020000 0000310020]
  • "Marriages & Death notices from Charleston Observer" by Holcomb. [dpod]

DAR Ancestor # A105284

  • DAR #619422 & narrative of Ellen L.C. Logsdon
Name John Sloan
Birth Date 14 Sep 1715
Death Date 26 Dec 1829
Cemetery Ora ARP Church Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place Gray Court, Laurens County, South Carolina, USA
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Hey Seán,

I was looking for John's parents to fill in some of my DNA information and went down the rabbit hole of the bible record/letter. Found a source for it and added it. I also updated the Bio section a little bit - Anything I have done can of course be reversed by clicking on the Changes tab at the top.

Erin Ireland...


posted by Mags Gaulden
Hey Seán,

Would you like to add this profile to the US Southern Colonies Project (you should join the project too cousin)? If so visit the project page and add the template. Your wonderful cousin, Mags

posted by Mags Gaulden
Jennet McNeere was his second wife, the identity of his first wife is unknown

John is 17 degrees from Donald Howard, 16 degrees from Julia Howe and 18 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.