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Ebenezer B. SLOAN
Mary BRODERICK
Husband:  Ebenezer ["Eli"?] B. SLOAN
Birth:  1827/8, Delaware Co., OH
Death:  aft. 1880 census, presumably in Vernon Springs Twp. Howard Co., IA
Military Service:  Civil War (8 Mar 1862 - 15 Jul 1864):  Cpl., Co. I, 38th Rgmt. Iowa Infantry
Father:  born in ME
Mother:  born in MA
Marriage:
Wife:  Mary BRODERICK
Birth:  1829/30, Marion Co., IN
Death:  aft. 1880 census, presumably in Vernon Springs Twp. Howard Co., IA
Occupation:  homemaker
Parents:  born in OH
Children:
born in York Twp., Elkhart Co., IN:
1.  Almeda SLOAN, b. 1857/8
2.  Almira SLOAN, b. 1858/9
3.  Martha Ella SLOAN, b. 1850/1 or 16 May 1853; d. 7 Nov 1919, Madison, Lake Co., OH; m. Helge W. LANGLAND

born in Vernon Springs Twp., Howard Co., IA:
4.  Eva SLOAN, b. 1854/5
5.  Emma SLOAN, b. 1854/5
6.  Charles Henry SLOAN, b. 14 Jan 1858

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Maine, Ohio

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #8 of 13):  York Twp., Elkhart Co., IN, Roll, p. 54B, 734/754, enumerated 22 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Eli? / Eb? B Sloan 22 M   Farmer 700 Ohio
Mary           " 20 F       Ind
Almeda         "  1 F       "
Polly A Hanley 40 F       Maine
Silas  9 M       Ohio
Apparently, this is the record that has everyone calling him "Eli," but Eli is not a nickname for Ebenezer, and I wonder if the entry isn't "Eb," not "Eli"?  Silas is HENLEY in 1860.

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 13):  Vernon Springs P.O., Vernon Springs Twp., Howard Co., IA, Roll M653_323, p. 883, PN 31, 227/227, enumerated 23 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
E B Sloan 32 M   Farmer 3000 1000 Ohio
Mary 31 F         Indiana
Almeda 12 F         "
Almira 11 F         "
Martha E  9 F         "
eVA  5 F         Iowa
Emma  5 F         "
Chas  3 M         "
Joseph Fenten 25 M   Laborer     New York

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image#11 of 38):  Cresco P.O., Vernon Springs, Howard Co., IA, Roll M593_396, p. 73A, PN 11, 70/108, enumerated 3 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Sloan E B 42 M W Tailor 5000 1000 Ohio
  "   Mary 41 F W Keeping House     Indiana
  "   Ella 17 F W Teaching School     "
  "   Eva 14 F W at School     Iowa
  "   Emma 14 F W "   "      Iowa
  "   Charles 12 M W "   "      "
  "   William  5 M W       "
  "   Cora  2 F W       "

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13 of 20):  Forest City Twp., Howard Co., IA, Roll, p. 447C, PN 13, SD 2, ED 242, enumerated 1 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 14 21 24 25 26
143 157 Sloan Ebenezer W M 53     / Farmer 0   OH ME MA
    _____ Mary W F 50 Wife   / Housekeeping     IN OH OH
    _____ Willie W M 15 Son /   At School 0 / IA OH IN
    _____ Charles W M 22 Son /   Farm hand 0   IA OH IN
    _____ Cora M W F 12 Dau /       / IA OH IN
    _____ Eben W M  6 Son /         IA OH IN

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

8 .  U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management. The Official Land Patent Records Office [fix link].
Date Cert. No. Land Office Authority Patented By Acres Aliquot Sec.Twp.Rng Meridian State County*
1 Jul 1859 1822 Dacorrah April 24, 1820; Sale-Cash Entry Ebenezer B. Sloan of Howard County, Iowa 160 SE¼ S36.T99N.R11W 5th PM Iowa Howard
*The county is not given on the original certificate, which describes the location of the land solely in terms of Aliquot, Section, Township, and Range.  The county names must have been added to the database at some later time, probably when the certificate data were computerized.

9.  A.T. [Alfred Theodore] Andreas.  1875.  Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Iowa.  Andreas Atlas Co., Chicago  (excerpt online at the Howard County IAGenWeb site):
Patron's Directory

FOREST CITY TOWNSHIP

NAME RESIDENCE BUSINESS NATIVITY CAME TO STATE POST OFFICE
. . .          
Sloan, Ebenezer B. Section 28 Farmer Delaware Co., Ohio 1853 Lime Springs
Sloan, Mary Section 28   Marion Co., Ind 1853 Lime Springs
. . .          

10.  Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953 (online at familysearch.org):
Name: Ella Sloan Langland
Birth Date: 16 May 1853
Birthplace: Unknown
Death Date: 07 Nov 1919
Death Place: Madison, Lake, Ohio
Death Age: 66yr 7mo 12dy
Race or Color: American
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Helge W. Langland
Father's Name: Ebnezzener Sloan
Father's Birthplace: Unknown
Mother's Name: Mary Broderick
Mother's Birthplace: Unknown
Occupation: Housekeeper
Certificate No.: fn 63936

11.  U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles.  Historical Data Systems, Kingston, MA (online at Ancestry.com):
Name: Ebenezer B Sloan
Residence: Howard County, Iowa
Birth Date | Age: abt 1829 | 33
Enlistment Date: 8 Mar 1862
Rank at enlistment: 6th Corpl
State Served: Iowa
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Promoted to Full 5th Corporal on 15 Nov 1862.
Enlised in Comany I, Iowa 386h Infantry Regiment on 02 Oct 1862.
Promoted to Full 3rd Coporal on 01 Dec 1863.
Promoted to Full 2nd Corporal on 26 Mar 1864.
Promoted to Full Corporal on 13 Apr 1864.
Mustered out on 15 Jul 1864 at Davenport, IA.
Sources: Roster & Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion

12.  WorldConnect / WorldTree (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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