Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Dick & Ellen Sloan

Richard Curtis "Dick" Sloan and Ellen Potts Sloan,
circa 1914 

Dick was the son of William and Caroline Sloan while his wife Ellen was the daughter of Jesse H. and Frances "Fannie" Potts.  Ellen was named after her father who died of disease in Richmond, Virginia during his service in the Civil War.   Upon his enlistment in March 1862, Jesse and Fannie were expecting their ninth child, and when she was born, she was named Jessie Sisley Minerva Ellen Potts.   According to Una Sloan Newton, Sloan family historian and Ellen's great-niece, the family called the young child Ellen and Sisley, and gradually the other names were dropped as the years went by.  Ellen died in 1918, about four years after this picture was made, and Dick later remarried to a widow of the community, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Attaway) Hood.

Dick and Ellen had nine children together while Dick and his second wife "Ella" had one son, Ogal Gaston Sloan.  Ogal, who is still living, was named after two of his half-brothers:  Richard Gaston Sloan and Ogal Alton Sloan. 

The children of Dick and Ellen were double first cousins to the children of Dick's brother, Jackson, whose wife Malissa Caroline Potts was Ellen's older sister. 

Thanks to Cousin Rita for fixin' up this photograph for me!


Janice Tracy said...

Glad to see you are back! And I enjoyed reading your posts about the Sloan Family.

Mona Robinson Mills said...

Thank you, Janice. It is nice to be back... hope to be able to have a post every few days and maybe get up to full speed after that.

Renee Hillis said...

Glad to see you back. I have missed your comments and pics. I am a Moxley descendent and have learned alot of family history from Itawamba Connections.

Mona Robinson Mills said...

Renee, thanks for reading. Tell me about your Moxley ancestors!