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  • ID: I019033
  • Name: James Fowler Sloan
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Squire James F. /Sloan/
  • Birth: 1 AUG 1818 in LAURENS Co. SC.
  • Death: 12 JUN 1903 in Pacolet, SPARTANBURG Co. SC.
  • Occupation: BET 1860 AND 1870 Civil Engineer/Surveyor, Farmer
  • Burial: JUN 1903 Methodist Cemetery, Pacolet, Spartanburg Co. SC. 1
  • Event: Military C.S.A. Inf. Holcombe's Legion Co. B, Capt. & 5th. State Troops Co. G 2
  • Event: File Number T # 3843
  • Event: Fraternal Organization Mason, Pacolet Lodge
  • Note:
    1843: Moved to Spartenburg near Rich Hill.
    1850: Where is he? widow/newly m. ?
    1860: Surveyor, RP worth $1,000, PP worth $700
    1870: Farmer, RP worth $500, PP worth $300.
    Doug Lee submits: From "The History of Spartanburg County" by J.B.O. Landrum. This book contains a biographical sketch and photo of Captain J.F. Sloan on pages 593 thru 596. Excerpts from the Biographical Sketch of his military career shows that his military service was not limited to just Holcombe Legion and the 5th State Troops.
    "Captain Sloan came to Spartanburg County in 1843 and settled near Rich Hill. Some time after this he was elected captain of a militia company which formed a part of the 37th Regiment, S.C.M., in which capacity and that of Adjutant of said regiment he served until the outbreak of the Civil War between the States."
    "Upon the approach of hostilities between the States he was elected Second lieutenant of Batesville Volunteers (Capt. John J. Brown), which company volunteered as Minute Men, and upon receiving the news of the bombardment of Fort Sumter, entered the service upon a notice of two days. After six weeks' service on Sullivan's Island, S.C., the company disbanded and went home."
    "When, however, in 1861, the Confederate government had called for troops, Captain Sloan raised a company of 80 odd men, which eventually reached 115, and was elected its captain, which was known as Co. B, Holcombe Legion."
    "In 1862 when the army was reorganized in Virginia this company revolunteered, reelecting Captain Sloan as its commander. For being the best drilled and disciplined company in Holcombe Legion, it received the first distribution of Enfield Rifles, which the surviors carried to the end of the war."
    "Captain Sloan, on account of ill health, and by the advice and certificate of his regimental surgeon, resigned and returned home."
    "As soon, however, as he had recovered, he reentered the service and became Adjutant and 2nd Lieutenant of Major Joel Ballinger's Battalion of State (S.C.) Reserves, which formed a part of Blanchard's Brigade, and which performed during the last days of the Confederacy distinguished and fatiguing service, confronting the army of General Sherman, marching four or five hundred miles, and being the last to yield in that great struggle for Southern liberty. In this famous march Captain Sloan performed his part of it in a pair of wooden-bottomed shoes."
    Mark Mosley says: "C.S.A. Inf. Holcombe Legion Co. B, Captain, He resigned for his health after a year or so. After his health returned to normal, he re-enlisted in the 5th. State Troops Co. G for the remainder of the War."
    buried in same plot is Sloan, Capt. Holcomb Served Nov 12, 1861-Apr 9,1864 No Dates CSA
    See Obt00005.jpg for 4 scanned obits from Douglas Lee. Douglas notes several errors in obits.

    1. Census 1860: Spartanburg Co. SC. Fam338 [James Sloan, age 40, SC.]
    2. Census 1870: Spartanburg Co. SC. Pacolet Twp Pg. 5, Fam47 [James F. Sloan, age 41, SC.] fm scan
    3. Census 1880: Spartanburg Co. SC. Pacolet Twp Pg.274,Fam20 [J. F. Sloan, age 60, SC.] fm scan]
    4. Census 1900: Spartanburg Co. SC. Pacolet Twp [James F. Sloan, age 80, SC.]
    5. 1986 research of Ernestine Howard
    6. Spartanburg Co. History by Landrum {Monita's info}
    7. Family narrative by ?E.L. Logsdon?
    8. 1998 research of Lyle Sloan, subref: "Papers 1832-1981" at the University of SC Library, Columbia, SC. [dob, dod, Surveyor, Magistrate & Soldier]
    9. Sep 2000 research of Mark Mosley, [military, a wife Margaret Swan]
    10. Confederate Roster by Broadfoot Publications, NC., [J. F. Sloan, military units]
    11. Floyd, W. D., N. & S. Carolina Cemetery Listings, [parents/David & Barbara Sloan, dob, dod, burial]

    Father: David Sloan b: 17 JUN 1789 in LAURENS Co. SC.
    Mother: Barbara Swan b: ABT 1791

    Marriage 1 Margaret Elizabeth Poole b: ABT 1820
      1. Has No Children Seth Madison Sloan b: 30 AUG 1840 in SPARTENBURG Co. ? SC.
      2. Has Children Barbara Elizabeth Sloan b: 18 FEB 1842 in SPARTENBRG Co. ? SC.
      3. Has Children David Hemphill Sloan b: 2 NOV 1843 in LAURENS Co. SC.

      Marriage 2 Dorcas A. Lee b: 19 SEP 1824 in SC.
      • Married: BEF 1848 in LAURENS Co. SC. ?
      1. Has No Children Unknown Sloan b: 21 MAR 1846 in SC.
      2. Has No Children Sarah Jane Sloan b: 1 MAR 1849 in SPARTENBURG Co. SC.
      3. Has No Children Margaret D. W. Sloan b: 7 FEB 1852
      4. Has No Children James Haddon Sloan b: 22 MAY 1855 in SPARTENBURG Co. SC.
      5. Has No Children Infant Sloan b: 4 JUN 1857 in SPARTANBURG Co. SC.
      6. Has No Children Rebecca Boyd Sloan b: 9 JUL 1858 in SPARTANBURG Co. SC.
      7. Has No Children Richard T. Sloan b: 1861 in SPARTANBURG Co. SC.
      8. Has No Children Infant Sloan b: 8 NOV 1864 in SPARTANBURG Co. SC.
      9. Has Children Elba Elizabeth Sloan b: 31 MAY 1867 in SPARTENBURG Co. SC.

      1. Title: Floyd, W. D.
        Publication: N. & S. Carolina Cemetery Listings
        Media: Other
        Text: [parents/David & Barbara Sloan, dob, dod, burial]
      2. Title: "Roster of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865"
        Publication: 16 volumes, Broadfoot Publications, NC.
        Media: Book
        Text: [J. F. Sloan, military units]
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