Walters   Sloan    Dean    Zeigler    Shartle     Submitted by Shirley

Rachel E. Walters was born at Stahl, Adair County, Missouri, August 17th, 1858. She departed this life September 14, 1927, aged 69 years and 28 days, at the home of her son (step-son) Orville O. Sloan in Arnett, Ellis County,Oklahoma.  Death was caused from paralysis.

At the age of 20 years (1878) she with her parents and thirty other families crossed the plains to Montana, where she was married to Josephus Kent September 25, 1879, who died July 25, 1880. 
To this union was born a daughter (born about 1880-1881), who departed this life at age of 17 years (died about 1897-1898).

She returned to Missouri where she was married to John Wesley G. Sloan, June 16, 1883, to this union were born one son and five daughters.  Her husband departed this life April 18, 1920.

The children left to morn her death are, Perry Emmett Sloan of Lehigh, Montana; Mrs. Mary Davis, Lewiston, Idaho; Mrs. Anna Hunt, Buckner, Missouri; Mrs. Ada Buttram, Jane, Missouri; Mrs. Myrtle Holt, Arnett, Oklahoma and two step-sons, Orville O. Sloan, Arnett, Oklahoma and Elmer H. Sloan of Pampa, Texas.  Interment was made in the Allmon Cemetery, Arnett, Oklahoma where she was laid beside her husband.  (from The Ellis County Capital, Arnett, OK)

The words in parenthesis were added by me, Shirley Weaver.  The 1880 census has Josephus Kent listed as a farmer, born in MO, age 31.  It has Bettie Kent born in MO and also age 31.  However doing the math, she would have been 21 years old.

I have some questions I wish could be answered.
1. How did this group of 30 families travel to Montana?  Is there any record of the names of these families?  Was Josephus Kent in this group?  What happened to the daughter of Josephus and Bettie Kent?  Did she come back to Missouri with her mother?  Where is she buried?  What was her name?




Back row: George Harry, Carrie Estella, David Frank and Mary R. "Mollie"
Front row:  Charlotte E. "Lottie" (Loper), grandson Clyde, Henry R. Dean.

This family moved from Stockton, Rooks County, Kansas to Adair County, MO  in about 1888 and lived there until 1899.  While in Kansas, Mollie married Aaron D. Shartle, a farmer, and in 1885, Clyde was born.  Mollie and Aaron Shartle were later divorced and Clyde was eventually raised by his grandparents, Henry and Lottie Dean.



John Wesley G. Sloan, Rachel "Betty" Walters Sloan holding Hazel B. Sloan, Orville O. Sloan, Carrie Dean Sloan, Myrtle Sloan.  In front are Esther A. Sloan, and Virgie E. Sloan.  Taken about 1916 in Arnett, OK.  Orville and Myrtle are children of John W. G. Sloan.  Orville and Carrie Sloan are parents of the young children.



Mollie Dean was born March 12,1867 in Iowa.  She married Aaron D. Shartle at the home of her parents December 7, 1884 in Rooks County, KS.  They had one son, Clyde, born October 1885.  Mollie and her son Clyde moved with her parents, Henry R. and Lottie Dean, and family to Adair County, MO in 1888. 
She is in the book, The First Hundred Years 1879-1979, Novinger, Missouri on page 210 as Mollie Shartle, one of two teachers at Williams School for the school year 1888-1889.  She was divorced from Aaron Shartle and is listed for the school years 1890 and 1891-1892 as Mollie Dean.  On page 211, Frank Dean, Harry Dean and Carrie Dean, her brothers and sister are among the students she taught.  Also listed there is Susie Scriven who later married Frank Dean.

In 1893, James A. Zeigler is the only teacher at Williams School. Mollie Dean and James Albert Zeigler were married June 24, 1893 at Kirksville.  In 1894, they both were teaching at Williams School.

Mollie Zeigler died April 13, 1904 and is buried in the Allmon Cemetery, Arnett, Ellis County, OK.

While visiting Kirksville and doing genealogy research there, I found on microfilm at the Public Library this notice from The Weekly Graphic Friday, April 22, 1904 under the Zig Items, "Word was sent to S. C. Zeigler that his daughter, Mrs. Mollie Zeigler of Nebraska was dead."



Orville Orlando Sloan and Carrie Estella Dean were married March 10, 1905 in Arnett, Ellis County, Oklahoma.  Orville Sloan was born in Zig, Adair County, June 7, 1876 and Carrie Dean was born February 26 1876 in Dexter, Dallas County, IA.  Orville Sloan and Carrie Dean met in 1893 in Kirksville, MO at the wedding of Carrie's sister, Mollie Dean to James Albert "Bert" Zeigler.  Bert's father, Samuel Clark Zeigler was a brother to Mary C. Zeigler Sloan, Orville's mother.

Carrie later moved with her parents and family to Oklahoma and Orville moved to Montana.  After years of corresponding, in 1905 Orville Sloan went to Arnett, OK to marry Carrie Dean and take her back to Montana.  About three and a half years later, they moved to Arnett, OK and lived on Carrie's homestead.

Orville died in 1953 in Arnett, OK and Carried died 1965 in Shattuck, OK.








Elmer H. Sloan and Orville O. Sloan.  
Orville, Homer, and Elmer were sons of John Wesley G. Sloan and his second wife, Mary C. Zeigler.  Orville was born at Zig, Adair County, MO June 7, 1876, Homer was born near Kirksville March 18, 1878 and died when young.  Elmer was born near Kirksville, May 23, 1880.  These Sloan brothers trace their ancestry back through their father, John Wesley G. Sloan, their grandfather Columbus James Sloan, to the early settler in Adair County, their great-grandfather, David E. Sloan.

Their mother, Mary C. Zeigler Sloan was born 1848 in Ohio and died January 1, 1883 in Adair County, MO and is buried in the Hall Cemetery.






Frank (David Frank) Dean and Susie Scriven.
Susie C Scriven was born May 15, 1878 near Sheakleyville, PA to Joseph Franklin Scriven and Mary Ellen Stright.  She came with her parents to Adair County, MO, March 15, 1882.  Her mother died April 26, 1883 where the town of Nind is now located.

Susie was raised by Judge William and Jane Linder until her marriage to Frank Dean, March 15, 1896, Liberty Twp, Adair County, MO.  The marriage license recorded that Frank Dean was over the age of twenty-one years and "Miss Susan M. Scriven of Liberty Twp, Adair County, MO, who under the age of eighteen years, J. F. Scriven, the father of Martha M. Scriven gives his consent in writing that the license may issue".  They were married at Pure Air by the Justice of the Peace, W. H. Bozarth. 

Frank and his brother Harry traveled from Kirksville, MO to Cloud Chief, Washita County, OK by covered wagon arriving in January, 1899.  Susie followed during the summer by train with her infant daughter Chloe, and Oma who was almost two years old.

When Susie became ill with typhoid fever, her mother-in-law, Lottie Dean went to be with her.  Henry Dean, Carrie Dean his daughter, and Clyde Dean his grandson, followed by covered wagon arriving late in 1899.  Susie died November 9th, a few days later.  She is buried in the Presbyterian cemetery, Cloud Chief, OK.

Frank Dean died April 28, 1908 in Arnett, OK and is buried in the Allmon Cemetery, Arnett, Ellis County, OK.