Biography of William C. Sloan
Clarion County, PA Biographies

SLOAN, WILLIAM C., was born in Clarion township, Armstrong county, Pa., now Clarion county, in 1827. His father, James Sloan, settled in this county in 1818, and for several years contracted for the transportation of iron, hauling it from Center county, Pa., to the Clarion River, near where Clarion is now, and boating it from there to Louisville, Ky. His grandfather, John Sloan, was one of the first settlers in Westmoreland county, Pa., and had his share of fighting the Indians, hunting, clearing, etc.,. along with other new comers. Sarah Sloan, daughter of William Corbett, who had brought her to Clarion county from Muffin county, Pa., when a child nine years old, was his mother.

James and Sarah Sloan had a family of four boys and three girls. Three of the sons served in the Union army during the entire Civil War. One of them has since died in Clarion county of sun-stroke received in Richmond, Va., at the time of its capture; one is now living in San Francisco, Cal., and the other is living in Lancaster City, Pa.

William C. Sloan learned the carpenter trade, and contracted for building when he was quite young, an occupation which he followed for several years. He also taught several terms of school, and rafted and ran boats on the river when not otherwise employed, always making it a point never to be idle. In 1865 he purchased his farm in West Miiville, and married Sarah J. Hepler, daughter of Jacob and Mary Hepler. They have since had five children, named respectively Carrie Bee, Flora M., J. Frafik, Norman Jay, and Myra Pearll.

He laid out the village of West Millville, Pa., in 1870, and has ever since taken an active interest in its improvement. From the time he bought his farm until 1872 he was engaged in the store business and improving his farm. Since that time, with the exception of the year 1852, which he spent among the Indians and buffaloes of British America and Dakota, he has devoted his entire attention to farming, and raising Jersey cattle and fine horses. Mr. Sloan has been an active worker in the Presbyterian Church at West Millville. He has always been industrious and economical, and is a useful citizen in the community in which he lives.

History of Clarion County, Pennsylvania
With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches
of some of its prominent pioneers.
EDITED BY: A. J. Davis
D. Mason & Co., Publishers

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