Was born in Clermont county, Ohio, November 7, 1818, and was educated in the common schools of Ohio. In 1838 he moved to Boone county, Indiana, where he learned the blacksmith trade, which has been his principal occupation since. He came to this county in 1866, settled near Bancroft, and in 1880 abandoned his trade and settled on a farm, where he now re-sides.
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Mr. Slone was married, October 10, 1839, to Miss Maria J. Jolley. By this union they have six children: Ann E., born July 4, 1840; John D., born December 15, 1842; Mary E., born March 21, 1845; Kiziah J., born June 25, 1847; Adeline, born January 9, 1850; Lucinda, born February 6, 1852. Mrs. Maria Slone died September 7, 1853. November 2, 1854, he married Miss Sarah Mulligan; she died April 17, 1863, leaving four children; namely, Matilda E., born October 25, 1855; George, born December 6, 1857; Sarah L., born December 22, 1859; Benjamin, born December 24, 1861. Mr. Slone married, November 7, 1867, Mrs. Eliza Turner, nee Harrah, widow of William H. Turner. She has two children by her first husband: Charles D., born July 13, 1860; and Ida, born February 21, 1862. Mr. Turner was killed at the battle of Vicksburg. She has four children by her last husband; namely; Joseph L., born March 3, 1870; Leona B., born April 21, 1871; Rhoda E., born February 7,1873; and Oliver P., born June 14, 1874.