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 sometime at Blooming
Grove, Navarro county. From there he moved to Santa Ana, 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 stock raiser 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;
Hugh, our subject; Robert C., a stockman of McColloch 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. Slan 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 A. Haynie, a daughter of John and Mary A. Haynie, natives
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.