The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 760, Tippecanoe Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"LAYFAYETTE SLOAN was born in Washington County, Maryland, July 14, 1818, and is one of ten children born to PETER and ELIZABETH (PETEREY) SLOAN, named as follows: HARRY, ARCHIBALD, WILLIAM, WASHINGTON, JOSEPH, ELIAS, JOHN, DAVID, LAFAYETTE and NATHAN. Of these, HARRY, ARCHIBALD, JOSEPH and JOHN are deceased. The father was born in Kentucky, took part in the war of 1812, was a farmer, and died, in Ohio in 1834 or 1835. LAFAYETTE was reared in Preble County, Ohio, from the age of twelve to twenty-three. There for seven years he worked at cabinet-making, then went to Cincinnati, where he worked about five years. In 1849, he went to California; in 1852, he came to Indiana, lived in Peru about six years, and in 1858 came to this township. In 1860, he took up his residence in Monterey. He was married in November, 1852, to CATHERINE WARDER, who has given birth to seven children - WILLIE, BELLE, MARY, CLARA, ELDORA, LONZO and HOMER. Willie, BELLE and CLARA are deceased. MR. SLOAN is at present engaged in the grocery business at Monterey."