From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 295, Honey Creek Township, White County, Indiana
"SAMUEL D. SLUYTER, M.D., was born in Liberty Township, White County, Indiana, July 18, 1857, and is the youngest of the three children born to HIRAM and ELIZABETH J. (DEBRA) SLUYTER, the former a native of Ulster County, New York, and the latter of Darke County, Ohio, and respectively of German and Scotch descent. HIRAM SLUYTER was but seven years old when he came with his parents to Liberty Township, then an almost unbroken wilderness and filled with Indians. He helped clear up a farm and remained on the place until twenty-one, when his father gave him sixty acres of wild land in the same township, which he converted into a farm and added to from time to time until he has now a homestead of 120 acres. He has served as Justice of the Peace for the past twelve years, and he and wife are members of the Christian Church SAMUEL D. SLUYTER worked with his father until he was twenty years of age, and then farmed on shares for two years. In January, 1880, he commenced the study of medicine with DR. R. B. PALMER, of Idaville, remaining one year. He then attended a course of lectures at the Eclectic Medical College at Cincinnati, after which he studied at home until September, 1882, when he came to Reynolds, where he has since practiced his profession with flattering success. April 7, 1878, he married SARAH E. ROSS, a native of Montgomery County, Indiana, who bore him one daughter - MAGGIE R. - and died September 1, 1880, a member of the Christian Church. August 24, 1882, the Doctor married GENEVA A. WOOLLEY, a native of Hamilton County, Ohio. The Doctor is a member of the Greenback Party, and in 1882 was its candidate for County Clerk. Both the Doctor and his wife are members of the Christian Church."