SLOAN, Alexander
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SLOAN, ALEXANDER, son of Robert and Sarah (McCormick) Sloan, was born October 9, 1802, at Harrisburg, Dauphin county, Pa. He was educated in the private and select schools of Harrisburg, especially under that eminent mathematician, James Maginnes. He learned the trade of cabinet-maker with his father, and after the latter's death continued the business alone up to 1864, after that period for several years in connection with Mr. Boyd. Mr. Sloan married, September 19, 1833, Mary, daughter of James and Sarah Todd, of Hanover. She died at Harrisburg December 2, 1871, in her sixty-third year, and their children were: Robert, Sarah, who married H. Murray Graydon, Margaret A., who married Henry Shantz, and Isabella D.