BIOGRAPHY OF DR. HUGH SLOAN
This biographical sketch of Hugh Sloan
appeared in A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro,
Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon
Counties, Texas (1893).* Bracketed matter has been added.
Bracketed number indicates page break.
DR. HUGH SLOAN, of Navarro county, Texas is a son of Hugh Sloan, who was born in North Carolina in 1819. In 1842 he moved to Alabama and engaged in farming, afterward went to Hill county, and thence to Ellis county. While there he lost his wife, and it so affected him that he broke up housekeeping and retired from active business, living for some time at Blooming Grove, Navarro county. From there he moved to Santa Ana [sic; should be Santa Anna], where he now lives. Politically, he affiliates with the Prohibition party, and is a member and Steward of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Our subject's mother was Eliza Colvin, a native of North Carolina, and a daughter of natives of that State. She died in 1876. Mr. and Mrs. Sloan were married in 1840, and were the parents of eleven children, viz.: Dr. A. C., a sketch of whom will be found in this volume; David B., a farmer and stockraiser of Brandon, Hill county; Laura, wife of Adolphus Lewis, an extensive farmer of Mansfield, Louisiana; Flora, deceased, was the wife of W. C. Goodman, of Ellis county; Mary W., wife of G. C. Sharp, of Navarro county; Eliza C., widow of J. F. Molder, and a resident of Santa Ana [sic; should be Santa Anna]; Hugh, our subject; Robert C., a stockman of McColloch county [sic; should be McCulloch county]; John F., who resides with his brother Robert; and the last two died in infancy.
Dr. Hugh Sloan, our subject, was born in Alabama, February 2, 1859. He came to Texas with his parents in 1869, and remained at home until 1876, during which time his life had been spent in attending school and farming. At the age of seventeen years he began a course at Dresden, where he continued four years, remaining out of school the fall term for the purpose of picking cotton to defray the expense of educating himself. He completed his course in 1881, and then began the study of medicine, under his brother, A. C. Sloan, at Corsicana, at the same time also making a crop. In 1882, Mr. Sloan began a course of lectures at the St. Louis College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he was graduated in 1884, and at once located at Rice, where he has since been engaged in a successful and paying practice.
 In 1888 he was married to Miss Joda [sic; usually spelled Jodie] A. Haynie, a daughter of John and Mary A. Haynie, native of Tennessee. To this union has been born one child, John Haynie Sloan. Politically, our subject affiliates with the Jeffersonian party, and socially is a member of the K. of H.
He is a member and Steward of the Methodist Church, and his wife is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
*A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas (Chicago, Ill.: Lewis Pub. Co., 1893), pp. 503-504.