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Stringfield, Sloan, and Love Families

Identifier: MSS 15-03

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials related to the Stringfield, Sloan, Love, and related families of Haywood County, NC. See also:

MSS 80-06 William Williams Stringfield

MSS 80-20 William Williams Stringfield, Add. #1

SM 80-55 James Robert Love

MSS 81-06 James Robert Love, Add. #1

This collection chiefly concerns the descendants of William Williams Stringfield (1837-1923) and his wife Maria M. Love (1842-1909); and Benjamin J. Sloan (1851-1922) and his wives, Mattie Arthur Johnston and Sarah Burnie Stringfield. William and Maria had seven children:

Thomas Stringfield married Mamie E. Moore;

Samuel Stringfield married Addie Sloan;

James Stringfield married Emma Aelstetter;

Mary Love Stringfield married J.H.C. Wulburn;

Sarah Stringfield married Benjamin J. Sloan;

Linda Stringfield married Hugh J. Sloan;

Margaret Stringfield, who did not marry.

Benjamin J. Sloan and Mattie Arthur Johnston had five children:

Hugh Johnston Sloan married Jenny Linda Stringfield

Addie Louise Sloan

Rachel Elizabeth Sloan

Marguerite Sloan

Janie Love Sexton (adopted)

After Mattie Arthur Johnston Sloan's death, Benjamin Sloan married her cousin, Sarah Burnie Stringfield, in 1914.

Benjamin J. Sloan and Sarah Burnie Stringfield had one child, James Andrew Sloan.

W.W. Stringfield and Maria Love Stringfield opened the White Sulphur Springs Hotel in Waynesville, NC, in 1879. Their son-in-law, Benjamin J. Sloan, took over operation of the hotel after W.W. and Maria Stringfield in 1903. From 1917-1919, the hotel was used as a hospital, treating veterans of World War I. Benjamin J. Sloan built the large home known as "Blink Bonny" on the grounds of the hotel.

Of note in this collection is William Williams Stringfield II's Distinguished Flying Cross, which he received for his action in World War II. He was one of Samuel Lanier Stringfield and Addie Sloan Stringfield's seven children.

For more information on the Stringfield, Sloan, and Love families, see:

Allen, W.C. The Annals of Haywood County, North Carolina: Historical, Sociological, Biographical, and Genealogical. Salem, Mass.: Higginson Book Co., 1935.

Haywood County Heritage, North Carolina, 1994. [Edited by Haywood County Heritage Book Committee]. Waynesville, NC: Haywood County Genealogical Society, in cooperation with Walsworth Pub. Co., 1994.


  • 1832 - 2014

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Cullowhee United States