Information on this page from Windows Into Our Past, A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith and Associated Families, Vol. 1 ©1996, Judy Parsons Smith

According to family tradition, it is believed that Parthenia Jane Hall was of Cherokee Indian descent.  Her date of birth is well past the time at which the Trail of Tears passed through the Paducah , Kentucky area.  Either her mother, Elizabeth Guthrie or her father, John Hall must have been a Cherokee.  This theory would be correct assuming that the family tradition has some basis in fact.

John Hall

John Hall , m. Elizabeth Guthrie , daughter of Mr. & Mrs. (McGregor) Guthrie .  John & Elizabeth ( Guthrie ) Hall had at least one (1) child:

Parthenia Jane Hall

Parthenia Jane Hall, daughter of John & Elizabeth (Guthrie) Hall, b. 28 Jul 1869; d. 10 Oct 1960; m. 19 Aug 1888 to Joseph “Joe” Madison Sloan, son of James G. & Elizabeth (Kerley) Sloan, b. 20 Nov 1850, Macons/Sumner Co., TN; d. 7 Dec 1938, Marshall Co., KY.  Joe & Parthenia (Hall) Sloan had children:

 1.  Maurice “Morris” Madison Sloan , b. 5 Jan 1893; m. Tempy Ellen Walters .  See Sloan and Walters .