Timeline of the Family of John Sloan and Nancy Agnes Daugherty/Dougherty
~ From Records ~

John M. Sloan (immigrated c1833?) married Nancy Agnes DAUGHERTY (immigrated 1818?; c1810-c1904)
in Pittsburgh 1833...then settled in Fairview/Ohioville, Beaver County?
Children:
Samuel Robert Sloan (c1834-?) m. Georgia SHAUTON
James Washington Sloan (c1837-?) m. Eliza STEELE
William John Sloan (1839-1921) m. Rebecca Jane McCLELLAND
Thomas Spreul Sloan (c1841-?) m. Margaret THOMPSON
Elizabeth Jane Sloan (c1844-c1858)
Mary A. Sloan (c1846-?)
Martha "Mattie" E. Sloan (c1848-?) m. George Reed SLATER

1850
Census; Allegheny, Pittsburgh:
Nancy Sloan, 38, Ireland
Samr, 15, PA
James, 13, PA
John, 11, PA
Thomas, 9, PA
Elizabeth, 6, PA
Mary, 4, PA
Martha, 2, PA
John assumed deceased. Nancy and children all accounted for.

1850
Pittsburgh City Directory:
Agnes Sloan, wid, 54 Walnut

1859
Pittsburgh City Directory:
McKee James, segar maker, 588 Liberty
Sloan Agnes, widow of John M., 588 Liberty
Sloan James W., machinist, b 588 Liberty
Sloan James W., nail cutter, h 588 Liberty
Sloan Samuel, nailer, h 588 Liberty
Sloan Samuel R., nail cutter, h 588 Liberty
Sloan William, J., nail cutter, h 588 Liberty
Maybe a good middle initial for John. I predict the James McKee link opens a whole new avenue of research...there are frequent connections between Sloan and James McKee in PA history.

1860
Census; Allegheny, Pittsburgh:
A. Sloan, female, 45, IRE
S., male, 25, Nailer, PA
J. W., 23, male, Nailer, PA
W. J., 20, male, Nailer, PA
T. S., 18, male, Teacher, PA
M. A., female, 15, PA [Mary]
M., female, 12, PA [Martha]
T. S. Rark, male, 25, Theol. Student, PA
J. Sharper, male, 23, Theol. Student, IRE
Elizabeth died about 1858. All accounted for.

1865
Pittsburgh City Directory:
George R. Slater of George R. Slater & Co., 121 Sandusky, A
George R. Slater & Co., Oil Dealers, 4 Duquesne Way
Sloan, William J., gent, 43 Sampson
This is a listing of possible family members. See page image for more.

1869:
Pittsburgh City Directory:
Sloan:
James W., nail cutter, head Esplinade, A
J. W., carp, 58 Corry, A
Samuel R., manager, Bingham s Third, S P
Thomas S., bookkeeper, bds Twenty Fifth n Penn
Wm. J., Railroader, 82 Ross
This is a listing of possible family members. See page image for more.

1870
Census families:

Allegheny, Neville, dwelling 35 Allegheny, Neville, dwelling 36 Allegheny, Pittsburgh Allegheny, Pittsburgh
Agnes, 54, $0, $200, IRE
Mary, 22, PA
George Slater, 25, Clerk in Dixmont, PA
Martha, 20, PA
William, 4, PA
Mary, 2, PA
Jennie, 1, PA
Thoamas S. Sloan, 29, Clerk/Brewery, PA
Margaret, 26, PA
Blanche, 1, PA
Sam R. Sloan, 34, Iron Works, PA
Georgei Sloan, 31, PA
David Sloan, 3, PA
Billa McQuade, 27, IRE
Ben Preston, 29, Physician, PA

All Accounted for but William and James, whom I haven't found yet. I know they're not in Neville Twp.

?? Does anyone know where James and William are in the 1870 Census ??
Might James be deceased?

VERY INTERESTING NOTE, though, about Nancy's children: None of Nancy's (Agnes) children say their father was of foreign birth! What's with that?? Here's how the columns are marked for each of the Sloans:

Name Father of foreign birth Mother of foreign birth
Agnes Marked Marked
Samuel Neither is marked
James  Not found yet.
William  Not found yet.
Thomas Not Marked Marked
Mary Not Marked Marked
Martha Neither is marked

Granted, Samuel and Martha's 'markings' cannot be taken so seriously since neither column is marked and Nancy herself confirms she was born in Ireland...but for Thomas and Mary each indicates specifically that mother was born foreign and father was not. Can we be wrong about John's being born in Ireland? Read on...this same issue is repeated in 1880!

1872:
Pittsburgh City Directory:
Samuel R., manager, 334 Penn av
Thomas S., clerk, 449 Penn av

1874:
Pittsburgh City Directory:
S. R., manager, 334 Penn
Thomas S., clerk, Penn av, 37th Ward
Sloane, Rev. James R. W., McClure av, 11th Ward

1878:
Pittsburgh City Directory:
J. W., of Sloan Sloan, Main 17th Wd
S. R., manager, Shoenberger Iron Mill, 334 Penn av

1880:
Census families:

Allegheny, Allegheny Twp
Border Miller St. & Rural:
Nancy, Widowed, 70, IRE IRE IRE
Thomas S., Son, 38, Widowed, PA PA IRE
Bertha, Gdau, 9, PA PA PA
 
Beaver, Ohio Twp
No street name:
William J. Sloan, 40, PA, Oil Producer, PA PA IRE
wife Rebecca J., 34, PA IRE IRE
dau Jenny A., 16, PA
dau Claudia E., 13, PA
dau Edith, 8, PA
son John H., 6, PA
son William W., 6, PA
mil Jane McClelland, 67 IRE IRE IRE
uncle Archibald Daugherty, 65, IR IR SC
 
Allegheny, Allegheny Twp
314 Western Ave:
boarders in the home of the Thomas Bradford family:
Thomas is a Sheet Roller; his older sons work in the
Rolling Mill:
Geo R. Slater, Bookeeper, PA NY NY
Mattie E., 32, PA PA IRE
Wm John, 14, Works in Rolling Mill, PA PA PA
Mary A., 12, PA PA PA
Jennie D., 11, PA PA PA
Aida C., 2, PA PA PA

Note nickname and middle initial of Martha. Clearly John Sloan's children think their father was born in PA. Are they right? I have yet to locate the others (James, Samuel, and Mary).

1880:
Pittsburgh City Directory:
J. W., atty, 129 5th av, h Main, n Penn av
S. R., manager, 334 Penn av
Wm. J., lab, 103 Washington, A
David, bookeeper, 103 Washington, A
Henry R., lab, 103 Washington, A
Jane, wid Matthew, 103 Washington, A

1882:
Pittsburgh City Directory:
David, bookeeper, 103 Washington, A
Henry R., lab, 103 Washington, A
Wm. J., bookeeper, 103 Washington, A
Jas. W., atty, 129 5th av, h Liberty av n Conrad
S. R., manager, Shoenberger & Co., 334 Penn av

1884:
Pittsburgh City Directory:
David, clerk, 103 Washington
Henry R., lab, 103 Washington
Jane, wid Matthew, 103 Washington, A
Wm. J., lab, 103 Washington, A
J. W., atty, 129 5th av, h Liberty av, n Conrad
Saml R., mill mgr, 334 Penn av, new 962

1886:
Pittsburgh City Directory:
David, bookeeper, 103 Washington, A
Henry R., lab, 103 Washington, A
Jane, wid Matthew, 103 Washington, A
Wm. J., lab, 103 Washington, A
J. W., atty, 129 5th av
Thos. S., Clerk, 518 Smithfield

1888:
Pittsburgh City Directory:
Sloan Nancy, wid John 100 Ridge av, A

1890:
Pittsburgh City Directory:
Sloan Agnes, wid John 171 Ellsworth, A

1891:
Pittsburgh City Directory:
Sloan Agnes, wid John 171 Ellsworth, A
There's still a Sloan family at 103 Washington.
Jas W., real estate agt, 4 Osceola
Saml R., ins agent, 1512 Penn av
Wm J, salesman, 1512 Penn av
(...are these the brothers?)
Wm J., lab, 36 Davis
Wm J., lab, 3623 Smallman
Edw E., driver, 3614 Smallman

1900:
Census families: Samuel is deceased.

Allegheny, Sheraden Borough:
Georgia M. Sloan, Oct 1837, widow,
4 Children, 2 Living, PA PA PA
Margaret Barclay, dau, Jul 1871, PA PA PA
Joseph H., s-i-l, Jun 1870, PA IRE PA
Sloan, g-son, Apr 1900, PA PA PA
   

1917:
Pittsburgh City Directory:
Many Sloans in Pittsburgh at this time...
Jas W., atty, 5462 Black, h do
Jas W. jr., mach, b 5462 Black
Wm J., blacksmith, b 5158 Dearborn