James SLOAN and Ann WHITE lived in County Down, Ireland where their children were born. By 1846 the family apparently crossed the Atlantic to British North America and by the early 1850's they where setting up a homestead on Lot 18, Con. 4 of Elderslie Township, Bruce County, Ontario. By 1867 they were established on Lot 22, Con 9 of Elderslie Township. From information compiled by Karen SMART.