The Sloan Family, written by S.S. Slane in 1906, recounts the story of Jerome Sloan and his family, who left New York in 1837 and settled in Princeville, Illinois. The family consisted of the mother, five sons, and one daughter, and they faced hardships and privations during their pioneer life. Jerome Sloan married Charlotte Barnes in 1860, and together they had eleven children. Despite never being associated with any religious community, Mr. Sloan held strong beliefs of his own. At the time of the writing, he was 93 years old and in excellent health.
The article, “Daniel Prince” by Mrs. J. E. Merritt in 1906, recounts the story of the first white man to settle in the Grove area of Illinois in 1821. Daniel Prince lived a solitary life among the wild men of the forest until he married in 1833 and started a family. He was known for his hospitality and kindness to his neighbors, often providing food for the poor in the vicinity. Despite his lack of religious profession, he allowed ministers to hold services in his cabin. The article offers an insight into the life of this pioneer and the impact he had on the community he helped found.
Source: The Biographical record of Bureau, Marshall and Putnam Counties, Illinois. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1896 Click on the source linked above to read the manuscript and the biographies. Index of Biographies Adams, Jacob B 566Adams, Samuel B. 569Albee, Alexander 631Ammon, Martin 84Anderson, Abraham 598Anderson, Andrew 618Anderson, Charles A 360Anderson, F 158Armstrong, G. W 522Armstrong, John 651Austin, Merrill K 230Bachman, Henry 619Baguley, Richard 129Bailey, Henry U 713Bailey, John W 246Baker, Alfred A 123Ball, John D 670Ball, Wm. L 680Barber, David N 601Bard. Alexander 156Barnhart, Mrs. H. N. 482Bascom, C. F 721Bass, Edwin 190Battey, L. A 653Baty, Josiah 399Baumgartner, John