Stephen D. Sloan (1789-1875) was born in Massachusetts, son of James Sloan and Phebe Stratton, grandson of John Sloan and Mary Dewey. While his exact birthplace is not recorded, older siblings were born in Williamstown, Berkshire, MA. A resident of Herkimer County, NY by 1800, he served in the War of 1812 as a corporal, Capt. Russell Haines’ Co, Rifle Regt, N.Y. Militia, having been drafted at Norway, Herkimer, NY and discharged at Sackets Harbor.

By 1820 Sloan resided in Evans Mills, and within three years became a trustee of the Baptist Church of LeRay (Town). In 1827 he was elected Justice of the Peace. He was later elected Town Supervisor (1831 and 1833-1835) and in 1840 became a trustee of the Evans Mills Cemetery.

Sloan married Tryphosa Dodge, daughter of Joel Dodge and Sarah Brewster, and had one son, Edward J. Sloan, who became a postmaster of Evans Mills. Some of S. D. Sloan’s siblings included Olive Lyon, Mary May, Daniel Dewey Sloan, Chloe Chapin and Delia Root.

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