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Joseph L. Sloan

New Jersey, USA
Death 1872 (aged 70–71)
Burial Covington, Fountain County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 25310050 · View Source
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Son of John Sloan

"Joseph L. Sloan built the first saw mill about 1834. It was large, and did the work for a large scope of country, giving employment to many men. He also kept a distillery near it. Both were destroyed by fire.

A post office was secured about 1826. The stage ran from Terre Haute to Lafayette twice a week. Joseph L. Sloan was the 1st postmaster. He was succeeded in office by David Rawles. Jacob Tice next secured the position, which he held till ousted for political reasons. Charles Stafford becoming the incumbent. In about seven months Jacob Tice was reinstalled postmaster, and filled the office till displaced by R.M. Nebeker, the present postmaster." - History of Fountain County, Indiana, H.W. Beckwith, 1881


Aged 71yrs

Gravesite Details No stone located in cemetery. Name listed in transcript.




  • Created by: Lesa Epperson
  • Added: 16 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25310050
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph L. Sloan (1801–1872), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25310050, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Covington, Fountain County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Lesa Epperson (contributor 46576986) .