I'm not related to these families, but in my researches into Brazos County history, I have some notes that may be helpful?
SLOAN, Elizabeth, Mrs.
Mrs. --- SLOAN; died at Beaumont; had lived in Bryan; buried Bryan cemetery; mother-in-law to late Dr. CANFIELD. (weekly) Bryan Eagle, 4 July 1895, p.3, col.2. Elizabeth SLOAN, died 26 July 1895; buried Bryan Cemetery. Brazos County Cemeteries, p.232.
Born in Duplin Co., NC, on 30 Mar.1805; about 1834 moved to Sumpter Co., Ala., where he married Miss Elizabeth HARRILL; moved to Oktibbah Co., Mississippi in 1849, where he lived for 36 years; moved to Bryan about 4 years ago; died from "rheumatism" while visiting a daughter in Beaumont, TX; father in law of Dr. A.R. CANFIELD, of Bryan; Baptist; buried in Bryan cemetery. (weekly) Bryan Eagle, 19 Dec. 1889, p.5, col.3; 26 Dec.1889, p.1, col.2; 9 Jan.1890, p.1, col.6
The following is taken from a very brief death notice; unfortunately, the local newspapers do not survive for 1893.
CANFIELD, A.R., Dr.
Died at Wellborn; buried in Bryan; Baptist. Galveston Daily News, 19 Sept.1894, p.3, col.4.
And perhaps these are also of interest?
Bryan...The Democratic County Convention...The following... were elected as delegates to the district convention ...Dr. A.R. CANFIELD...The following... were elected as delegates to the State Convention at Galveston...Dr. A.R. CANFIELD...Galveston Daily News, 21 Dec. 1875, p.1
Bryan...The convention was called to order... Delegates to the state convention...A.R. CANFIELD...Galveston Daily News, June 18, 1878
Bryan...The undersigned were present on the floor of the convention...We witnessed the conduct of...Dr. D. Port SMYTHE & others on that occasion ...A.R. CANFIELD...Galveston Daily News, 12 July 1878.
Delegation appointed by the convention... A.R. CANFIELD ... Galveston Daily News, 16 July 1878
Bryan...a democratic mass meeting was held at the courthouse this afternoon ...The following delegates to the Galveston Conven-tion were appointed... Precinct 2 A.R. CANFIELD...Dr. A.R. CANFIELD was unanimously elected chairman of the county democratic executive committee. Galveston Daily News, 4 Apr. 1880, p.1
Millican ... Christmas will long be remembered by all who attended the exhibition given by the Millican Literary club last night. The music furnished by Mrs. CANFIELD and Mrs. McLEOD was superb, followed with an opening address by W.T. YOUNG, after which came a dialogue by Misses Kittie McMICHAEL, Amelia POOLE, Mamie EDWARDS and Early MILLICAN; oration My Native Land, Chas. McCOY; dialogue, Misses Gertie WILLIAMS and Ola HOWINGTON. The Rock of Ages, by Miss Ella MOORE, was impressive and interesting. Annie and Willie’s prayer, recited by Miss Katie WILLIAMS was one of the finest, and much praise is due here. How could the old man refuse the little ones their toys when they prayed so fervently to “Deed Desus to pease tum and buy us a dolly?” Reading by Prof. WOODWARD was splendid indeed. Music intermingling, and the gay laughter of the children, made it all in all a joyous affair. Dr. CANFIELD, in his jovial way, after thanking the appreciative audience for their spell-bound attention, announced supper. The weather being so warm and congenial, the table was set out among the live oaks; and much praise is due the ever willing ladies of our town for so abundantly furnishing the table with such choice edibles. C.J. WARD. Galveston Daily News, 28 Dec. 1885, p.4
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