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Scott and Kathryn (Leedom) Ives Genealogy
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Steel family

My ancestral families include quite a few connections to Steel(e) families in Chester Co PA, the closest of which is that two of my 3G grandmothers were Steel(e)s. Although both spellings, with and without the "e", are used in my family notes for each grandmother, I am using throughout this page the most common spelling, without the final "e", except where it is specifically used in a record.

 

Until Sep 2000 I knew only that my two 3G grandmothers were first cousins, Hannah Steel the daughter of William Steel and Eliza Steel the daughter of Robert Steel. I had pieced together quite a bit of information about any Steel family in the Easttown, Chester Co area but I could not find documentation supporting my conclusion about William and Robert's parents. Curt Steel supplied me with information that connects not only William and Robert to their families but also connects several other Steels in my family to branches of the the larger Steel family in Chester Co. Without Curt's generosity my Steel connections would still be in fractured pieces.


First Generation

1. James Steel was born of Chichester, Sussex ENG and died before 5 Mar 1742.

From Quaker Arrivals, Certificates of Removal Received at Philadelphia MM 1682-1750:

 

James Steel, of Chichester Co, of Sussex, a house carpenter, wife and family, from MM at Steyning, Sussex, dated 5 mo 6, 1702. Among the signers are Henry Steell and John Hammond (father of James Steel's wife).

 

• Occupation: House carpenter.

 

James married Martha Hammond, daughter of John Hammond and Jane (Hammond), on 15 Jul 1697 in Lewes and Chichester MM, Sussex ENG.1 Martha was born in Jun 1674 in Lewes and Chichester MM, Sussex ENG, died on 5 Jun 1709 in Kent Co DE, and was buried on 6 Jun 1709 in Duck Creek Friends Burial Ground, Kent DE.1

Children:

   2 F    i. Martha Steel 1 was born on 10 Apr 1698 in prob Sussex ENG and died on 3 Sep 1700.

+ 3 F    ii. Sarah Steel was born on 4 Dec 1699 in prob Sussex ENG.2

+ 4 F    iii. Martha Steel was born on 20 Jun 1701 in prob Sussex ENG 2 and died on 27 Feb 1761.3

+ 5 F    iv. Mary Steel was born on 1 Dec 1702 in prob Sussex ENG 2 and died after 1741.

+ 6 M    v. Robert Steel was born about 1704 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA and died before 1741.

+ 7 F    vi. Elizabeth Steel died after 1741.

   8 F    vii. Hannah Steel .

   9 M    viii. James Steel died on 28 Jun 1741.3

General Notes: Death date from Hinshaw's Philadelphia Monthly Meeting minutes.

   10 M    ix. William Steel .

   11 M    x. Thomas Steel .

   12 F    xi. Ann Steel died after 31 Dec 1741.

General Notes: Hinshaw: 7-26-1735, Ann Renshaw (late Steel) reported married contrary to discipline.
Named in father's will as one of his five daughters.

Ann married Richard Renshaw before 26 Jul 1735.4 Richard died after 31 Dec 1741.

+ 13 F    xii. Ruth Steel died after 31 Dec 1741.

+ 14 F    xiii. Rebecca Steel 7 died about 1785.

James next married Martha Bowen on 3 May 1711 in Philadelphia MM, Philadelphia PA.6 Martha was born of Kent Co DE.

 

James and his two wives had twelve children but without birth dates for all of them I cannot determine which ones were born to which wife. There are many references to James' children in William Wade Hinshaw's Encyclopedia of American Quakers, vol 2, Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. I have listed them all as children of Martha Hammond rather than arbitrarily assigning some to Martha Bowen. The first six at least though were born to Martha Hammond.

 


Second Generation

3. Sarah Steel (James1) was born on 4 Dec 1699 in prob Sussex ENG.2

General Notes: Hinshaw: 7-26-1718, Sarah Steel reported married to Richard Saunders

 

Sarah married Richard Sanders 8 on 29 Jun 1718 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA.

Children:

   15 M    i. James Sanders .8

   16 F    ii. Rebecca Sanders .8

   17 M    iii. Richard Sanders .8

 

4. Martha Steel (James1) was born on 20 Jun 1701 in prob Sussex ENG 2 and died on 27 Feb 1761.3

 

Martha married Thomas Pennington on 20 May 1721 in Philadelphia MM, Philadelphia PA.4

Children:

   18 M    i. Thomas Pennington Jr. 9 was born on 20 Aug 1729.10

Thomas married Hannah Gill, daughter of Thomas Gill and Alice Comly, in 1752.10 Hannah was born on 6 Oct 1732.

   19 M    ii. James Pennington .

General Notes: Named in grandfather James Steel's will.

   20 F    iii. Martha Pennington .

General Notes: Named in grandfather James Steel's will.

 

5. Mary Steel (James1) was born on 1 Dec 1702 in prob Sussex ENG 2 and died after 1741.

General Notes: Named in father's will as one of his five daughters.
PA Vital Records, vol III, has record of a Mary Hillyard who died 20 Apr 1789 in Bucks Co.

 

Mary married Charles Hillyard. Charles died before 6 Dec 1743 in Kent Co DE.

 

• Will: 27 Dec 1739, Kent Co DE. HILLYARD, Charles (Will) made Dec 27, 1739
Heirs: wife Mary; daus. Lauren Green, Mary Williams, Martha Hillyard; son-in-law Thomas Green; seven children of Thomas Green unnamed; granddau. Elizabeth Hillyard; grandson Charles Hillyard; sons Charles & Steel Hillyard. Exec'x wife. Wits. Joseph McMechon, Benjamin Jones. Probated Dec 6, 1743.
Arch vol A24, page 24. Reg of Wills, Liber I, folio 68
Kent Co DE Probate Records published by Delaware Public Archives Commission

• Will Filed: 6 Dec 1743, Kent Co DE.


Children:

   21 F    i. Lauren Hillyard .

General Notes: Lauren and her husband named in her father's will in addition to mention of 7 unamed children..

Lauren married Thomas Green.

   22 M    ii. Charles Hillyard .

General Notes: Named in his father's will.

   23 M    iii. Steel Hillyard .

General Notes: Named in his father's will.


6. Robert Steel (James1) was born about 1704 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA and died before 1741.

General Notes: From Joy Steel Williams: "This note probably came from Gilbert Cope Papers, Philadelphia Historical Society: A petition of two orphans of Robert Steel and Elizabeth Hunter Steel. Robert died intestate leaving two orphans, James and Peter. James Hunter signed their petition and he was later made their guardian (1744-45). Peter Steel later petitioned to have his brother John made his guardian."

 

Robert married Elizabeth Hunter, daughter of John Hunter and Margaret Albin, on 15 May 1722 in Christ Church, Philadelphia PA.5 Elizabeth was born about 1704 1 and died after 1736.

Children:

+ 24 M    i. John Steel 11 was born before 18 Sep 1722 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA, was christened on 18 Sep 1722 in First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia PA,12 and died before 25 Jul 1782 in Easttown, Chester PA.1

   25 F    ii. Margaret Steel was born before 6 Jan 1724 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA and was christened on 6 Jan 1724 in First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia PA.12

Christening Notes: 1724/1725

+ 26 M    iii. Andrew Steel was born on 15 Apr 1727 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA, was christened on 26 Apr 1727 in First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia PA,12 and died of Easttown, Chester PA.13

   27 M    iv. William Steel was born on 7 Dec 1729 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA 12 and was christened on 22 Feb 1730 in First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia PA.12

Christening Notes: 1729/1730

   28 M    v. Peter Steel 11 was born about 1730 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA.

General Notes: Had one daughter [not named] and removed to Baltimore MD according to source.

Peter married Mary Barton.11 Mary was born of Chester Co PA.

+ 29 M    vi. James Steel was born on 10 Jan 1732 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA,12 was christened on 8 Mar 1732 in First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia PA,12 and died on 29 Nov 1769.13

 

7. Elizabeth Steel (James1) died after 1741.

General Notes: Hinshaw: 5-28-1721, Elizabeth Steel reported married to Wm. Shute.
Named in father's will as one of his five daughters.

 

Elizabeth married William Shute,14 son of Thomas Shute and Elizabeth Howe, on 30 Apr 1721 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA. William died after 31 Dec 1741.

Marriage Notes: 2nd intentions, Philadelphia MM

Children:

   30 F    i. Rebecca Shute 14 was born after 1741. General Notes: Named in grandfather James Steel's will.

   31 F    ii. Martha Shute.14 General Notes: Named in grandfather James Steel's will.

   32 F    iii. Elizabeth Shute.14 General Notes: Named in grandfather James Steel's will.

 

13. Ruth Steel (James1) died after 31 Dec 1741.

General Notes: Hinshaw: 5, 27, 1735 - Disowned, marriage out of unity. Named in father's will as one of his five daughters.

 

Ruth married James Thompson before 27 May 1735.6 James died after 31 Dec 1741.

Child:

   33 M    i. James Thompson. General Notes: Named in father-in-law James Steel's will.

 

14. Rebecca Steel 7 (James1) died about 1785.

General Notes: Named in father's will as one of his five daughters.

 

Rebecca married James Steel.7 James died on 25 Aug 1741.

Children:

+ 34 M    i. Henry Steel 7 died about 1763.

   35 M    ii. James Steel .7 General Notes: Noted as leaving a wife Mary and son Henry.

   36 F    iii. Elizabeth Steel .7 General Notes: Married James Wallace.

   37 F    iv. Hannah Steel 7 died in 1750.

 

Rebecca next married Isaac Bartram.7

Child:

   38 M    i. John Bartram .7 John married Hannah Steel,7 daughter of Henry Steel.7

 

Third Generation

 

24. John Steel 11 (Robert2, James1) was born before 18 Sep 1722 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA, was christened on 18 Sep 1722 in First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia PA,12 and died before 25 Jul 1782 in Easttown, Chester PA.1 His will named him as a resident of Easttown and was probated in Chester Co on July 25, 1782. He left his plantation to his wife Elizabeth Lewis and legacies to all his children save daughter Margaret who had perhaps died by then.

 

• Occupation: Farmer.

 

John married Elizabeth Lewis,11 daughter of Joseph Lewis and Margaret James. Elizabeth died after 25 Jul 1782.

Children:

+ 39 M    i. John Steel 11 was born about 1754 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA 15 and died after 25 Jul 1782.

   40 F    ii. Sarah Steel 11 died after 25 Jul 1782.

General Notes: Stated to be John and Elizabeth's eldest daughter in source. Also, survived by second husband though no dates are given.

Sarah married Joseph Collins.

Sarah next married James Read,11 son of Thomas Read and Unknown.

+ 41 M    iii. William Steele 11 was born in 1758 in Easttown, Chester PA 16 and died in 1826 in Willistown, Chester PA.

+ 42 M    iv. Robert Steel was born in Jun 1762 and died on 3 Oct 1830 in Willistown, Chester PA.

   43 M    v. Joseph Steel was born about 1764 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA 15 and died after 25 Jul 1782.

   44 M    vi. Peter Steel was born about 1766 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA 15 and died after 25 Jul 1782.

   45 F    vii. Elizabeth Steel .

General Notes: Listed in marriage record as "of Chester Co".

Elizabeth married Davis Read, son of Thomas Read, on 24 Mar 1785.17

   46 F    viii. Martha Steel was born about 1768 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA 15 and died after 25 Jul 1782.

General Notes: Possibly the Martha Steele buried at Newtown Friends Burial Ground, aged 80 years, no dates given.

   47 F    ix. Margaret Steel .

 

26. Andrew Steel (Robert2, James1) was born on 15 Apr 1727 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA, was christened on 26 Apr 1727 in First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia PA,12 and died of Easttown, Chester PA.13

General Notes: Birth and baptism dates from Register of Baptisms, First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PA Genealogical Magazine.

 

• Occupation: Carpenter and farmer. 18

 

Andrew married Mary Massey, daughter of James Massey and Ann Lewis, on 27 Apr 1758 in Newtown or Goshen MM, Chester PA. Mary was born on 12 Apr 1734.1

Children:

   48 M    i. James Steel 11 was born about 1760 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA.

James married Rachel Ellis.11

   49 M    ii. Peter Steel 11 was born about 1762.

Peter married Catherine Baker.11

   50 M    iii. Thomas Steel 11 was born about 1764.

Thomas married Mary Hill 11 on 6 Nov 1794 in Middletown, Chester PA.

Thomas next married Lydia Davis.11

Thomas next married Elizabeth Miller.11

+ 51 M    iv. Andrew Steel 11 was born about 1766 in Newtown, Bucks PA 19 and died on 12 Dec 1817 in Radnor, Delaware PA.

   52 F    v. Mary Steel 11 was born about 1768 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA.

Mary married Joseph Davis.11
 

29. James Steel (Robert2, James1) was born on 10 Jan 1732 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA,12 was christened on 8 Mar 1732 in First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia PA,12 and died on 29 Nov 1769.13

 

• Occupation: Miller.

 

James married Ann Williams, daughter of William Williams and Unknown, on 16 Sep 1756 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA. Ann died before 21 Nov 1758.

Child:

   53 F    i. Ann Steel was born before 1758. General Notes: Died young. 20

 

James next married Martha Canby, daughter of Thomas Canby and Sarah Preston, on 21 Nov 1758 in Christ's Church, Philadelphia PA.13 Martha was born on 18 Feb 1737 in Solebury, Bucks PA.20

Children:

   54 M    i. Robert Steel 21 was born about 1761 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA. Robert married Lydia Evans21 and next married Hannah Pennock.21

+ 55 M    ii. Thomas Steel was born on 8 Oct 1764 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA 22 and died on 30 Jun 1832.22

+ 56 M    iii. William Steel 1 was born in 1766 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA.

   57 M    iv. James Steel 1 was born in 1769 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA and died on 5 May 1829.

General Notes: Had eight children.

James married Eleanor Roberts.21

   58 F    v. Ann Steel .21 General Notes: Died "in early womanhood". - Colonial Families source


34. Henry Steel 7 (Rebecca Steel2, James1) died about 1763.

General Notes: Three children: James, John and Hannah.

His children were:

   59 M    i. James Steel .7

   60 M    ii. John Steel .7

   61 F    iii. Hannah Steel .7 Hannah married John Bartram,7 son of Isaac Bartram and Rebecca Steel.7

 

 


Fourth Generation

 

39. John Steel 11 (John3, Robert2, James1) was born about 1754 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA 15 and died after 25 Jul 1782.

General Notes: According to source, only Peter, Joseph and Horatio married and had issue. No further information is given on any of them.

 

John married Leah Adams.11

Children:

   62 M    i. John Steel .11

   63 M    ii. Robert Steel .11

General Notes: Possibly the Robert Steele shown in the 1850 Easttown, Chester census, age 57, in the household of William Steele and Sarh Ann Pike. Robert and William were cousins so it seems possible.

   64 M    iii. George Steel .11

   65 M    iv. Peter Steel .11

   66 M    v. Joseph Steel .11

+ 67 M    vi. Horatio Steel 11 was born about 1807 23 and died after 1850.

 

41. William Steele 11 (John3, Robert2, James1) was born in 1758 in Easttown, Chester PA 16 and died in 1826 in Willistown, Chester PA.

General Notes: William's death year is according to Chester Co PA records: William Steele, Willistown , d. 1826, intestate. While I have not yet been able to see this record or any detail and do not know positively that the record refers to this William Steele, it seems likely given that he resided in Willistown for the 1810 and 1820 census listings and was not anywhere in Chester Co in 1830.

His name does not appear in any of the extracts of seen of Newtown Friends Burial Ground where I believe his wife Elizabeth was buried some 24 years after his death.

There was also a William Steel (listed next to a John Steel) in 1810 in New London, Chester Co, 1m <10, 1m 26-45, 1f 26-45 but none of the ages fit this William and his known children.

 

• Census: PA, 1790, Easttown, Chester PA. William Steele: 2m >16 yrs, 1m under 16, 4f

 

• Census: PA, 1800, Easttown, Chester PA. William Steel: 1m<10 yrs, 1m 10-16, 2m 16-26, 2m 26-45, 2f<10, 1f 10-16, 1f 16-26, 2f 26-45

 

• Census: PA, 1810, Willistown, Chester PA. William Steel: 1m 10-16 yrs, 1m 16-26, 1m>45, 1f<10, 1f 26-45

 

• Census: PA, 1820, Willistown, Chester PA. William Steel: 1m 16-26 yrs, 2m >45, 1f <10, 1f 16-26, 1f >45

 

William married Elizabeth Butler, daughter of John Butler and Hannah McCue, before 1784. Elizabeth was born in 1766 24 and died after 1850.24 There were several Butler families in the area, most notably that of Noble Butler. Photocopies of documents published by the Butler Family Association in 1982 that detail Noble Butler's family fail to provide anything conclusive about John Butler. (The McCue family is better documented, as Hannah's father Samuel McCue married Ann Wayne, aunt of Gen. "Mad" Anthony Wayne.)

Children:

+ 68 M    i. John Steele was born about 1784 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA.15

   69 F    ii. Margaret Steele was born about 1786 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA.15

+ 70 F    iii. Hannah Steele was born on 17 Oct 1787 in Easttown, Chester PA, died on 30 Mar 1864 in Easttown, Chester PA, and was buried in Goshen FBG, Chester PA.

+ 71 M    iv. William Steele was born about 1797 in prob Eastown, Chester PA 25 and died after 1860 in prob Eastown, Chester PA.

 

42. Robert Steel (John3, Robert2, James1) was born in Jun 1762 and died on 3 Oct 1830 in Willistown, Chester PA.

General Notes: Marriage date from Record of PA Marriages, Vol II, page 481.

So far I have not confirmed finding Robert in Chester County prior to 1820. In the 1800 census there is a listing for a Thomas Bishop in Easttown with 1 male over 45, 1 26-45, 1 16-26, 2 10-16 and 2 under 10, 2 females 26-45, 1 10-16 and 1 under 10.

Robert Steel married Jane Bishop (whose parents are not yet identified) in 1798 and I wonder if it is possible that Robert and Jane were living with her family in 1800. Not knowing anything at all about this Thomas Bishop it is impossible to know but I still wonder if he may be Jane's father.

In 1810 there is a Robert Steel listed in Honeybrook, Chester Co that may be this Robert. The oldest man listed is 26-45 years old which would be the right age. There are two sons, 1 <10 and one 16-26, and only one daughter <10 listed. This isn't a match for Robert and Jane's daughters, though, unless the IGI approximations of birth years for them are wrong. I have found no other references to their births.

 

• Occupation: Miller.

• Census: PA, 1810, Honeybrook, Chester PA. Robt Steel - 1 M <10, 1 M 16-26, 1 M 26-45, 1 F <10, 1 F 26-45

 

• Census: PA, 1820, Willistown, Chester PA. Robert Steel - 2 M >45, 1 M 10-16, 1 F 26-45, 1 F 16-26
There is also a Robert Steel Jr listed in Willistown: 1 M 26-45, 2 M 16-26, 1 M16-18, 2 F 16-26. This could be an older son of Robert and Jane.

 

• Census: PA, 1830, Willistown, Chester PA. Robert Steel - 1 M 60-70, 1 F 50-60

 

Robert married Jane A. Bishop on 20 Dec 1798 in St. Paul's Church, Philadelphia PA. Jane was born in 1777 in Pennsylvania and died on 3 Jul 1869 in Haverford, Delaware PA.

 

• Census: PA, 1860, Haverford, Delaware PA. Resided with her son Samuel and his family in Haverford, Delaware Co, listed as aged 83.

Children:

+ 72 F    i. Ann Steel 11 was born about 1799 and died after 1860.

+ 73 F    ii. Eliza Steel 11 was born in 1802 in Chester Co PA,26 died on 10 Jun 1862 in Haverford, Delaware PA, and was buried in Old Haverford Friends Burial Ground, Haverford, Delaware PA.

+ 74 M    iii. Emmor B. Steel 11 was born about 1810 in Pennsylvania,23 died on 18 Jun 1859 in Lower Merion, Montgomery PA, and was buried in Newtown FBG, Newtown, Delaware PA.

 

51. Andrew Steel 11 (Andrew3, Robert2, James1) was born about 1766 in Newtown, Bucks PA 19 and died on 12 Dec 1817 in Radnor, Delaware PA.

 

Andrew married Susanna Dutton, daughter of Thomas Dutton and Hannah Routh, on 8 Nov 1798 in Chichester Meeting PA. Susanna was born on 29 Oct 1774,27 died on 18 Jun 1857 in Radnor, Delaware PA, and was buried in Newtown FBG, Newtown, Delaware PA.

Children:

   75 F    i. Mary Steel 28 29 was born on 14 Sep 1799 and died on 25 Sep 1826.

Mary married Jesse Horton 31 on 13 Mar 1817.30

Mary next married William Jones,32 son of John Jones and Mary Rowland. William was born on 2 Jul 1781 in Lower Merion, Montgomery PA.

   76 M    ii. Thomas Steel 29 30 was born on 23 Oct 1800 and died on 31 Jul 1834.

   77 F    iii. Hannah D. Steel 29 30 was born on 7 Jun 1803, died on 2 Mar 1860 in Radnor, Delaware PA, and was buried in Newtown FBG, Newtown, Delaware PA.

General Notes: March 13, 1860 Village Record
Death Notice In Radnor, on the 2d inst., Hannah D. Steele, aged 56 years.

+ 78 F    iv. Susannah M. Steel was born on 22 Apr 1806,26 27 died on 20 Feb 1882,26 27 and was buried in Radnor FBG, Radnor, Delaware PA.26 27

   79 M    v. Andrew Steel 29 was born on 11 Mar 1808 30 and died on 14 Oct 1842.30

General Notes: Married Margaret Johnson on 12 Dec 1831.

+ 80 F    vi. Margaretta Steel 29 was born on 5 Sep 1811,33 died on 18 Sep 1859,30 and was buried in Newtown FBG, Newtown, Delaware PA.

   81 F    vii. Anne E. Steel 29 30 was born on 2 Mar 1814 and died on 16 Jul 1870.

 

55. Thomas Steel (James3, Robert2, James1) was born on 8 Oct 1764 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA 22 and died on 30 Jun 1832.22

 

• Occupation: Miller.

 

Thomas married Hannah Anson on 16 Dec 1789 in St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church, Philadelphia PA.20 Hannah was born on 9 Nov 1773 20 and died on 12 Dec 1845.20

Children:

+ 82 M    i. Robert Steel was born on 19 Nov 1799 22 and died on 4 Dec 1843.22

+ 83 M    ii. Anson Steel was born on 2 Jul 1801 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA,22 died on 12 Dec 1845 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA, and was buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia PA.34

+ 84 M    iii. Canby Steel 21 was born on 26 Mar 1803 and died on 19 Jan 1868.

   85 M    iv. William Widdiefield Steel was born on 17 Jun 1805.22

   86 M    v. Lewis Steel was born on 2 May 1807 22 and died after 1860.

General Notes: Resided in ward 9 Philadelphia in 1860, four children living in the household: Anna, age 24; Charles, age 23; Catherine, age 22 and William, age 19. Sarah Riley, age 24, also listed in the household. Lewis listed his occupation as "mint office".

 

Lewis married Rebecca Willis.21 Rebecca was born about 1811 23 and died after 1860.

+ 87 F    vi. Rebecca Widdiefield Steel was born on 19 Feb 1811.22

   88 M    vii. James Cassell Steel was born on 7 Jan 1813.22

   89 M    viii. Eli Canby Steel was born on 6 Dec 1815.22

General Notes: Possibly the Eli Steel listed in the 1860 census of Franklin, Westmoreland Co PA. Eli Steel, age 43, farmer; Mary, age 33; John, age 13; Sarah, age 12; Joseph, age 11; Nancy, age 8; William, age 5; James D., age 2.

 

56. William Steel 1 (James3, Robert2, James1) was born in 1766 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA.

General Notes: Six children by his first wife and ten by his second according to Colonial Families of Philadelphia but, most unfortunately, they are not named.

 

William married Mary White,21 daughter of Christopher White and Hannah (White).

William next married Susan Godshall.1

Child:

+ 90 M    i. Richard Watson Steel .35

 


Fifth Generation

 

67. Horatio Steel 11 (John4, John3, Robert2, James1) was born about 1807 23 and died Mar 1870. Listed as Horatio G. Steel in the 1870 census Mortality Schedule, Philadelphia Co, as having died in Mar 1870 of apoplexy. His occupation is given as 'plasterer'.

General Notes: Possibly (probably?) the Horatio Steel listed in the 1840 census of Edgemont, Delaware Co, age 30-40 with three males under 5, his wife 20-30 and one daughter under 5 years old. A Jane Steel is listed on the same page, age 40-50 with one female 10-15.

 

• Census: PA, 1850, Upper Providence, Delaware PA. Visit 60, family 60, all born PA:
Horation Steel - age 43, laborer
Ann - age 40
Martha - age 16
Edwin - age 14
Robert - age 12
Elwood - age 10
John - age 4

There is an Ann Steele listed in the 1860 census of Philadelphia, the right age, 50, married to Robert Steele, age 52. The list of children in their family matches the one in 1850 for Horatio and Ann with the usual age variances and the unexplained addition of a daughter Sarah. (Perhaps she is the very young wife of the second youngest son Elwood.) After finding Horation didn't die until 1870 I am at a loss to explain this family in the census. Horatio did have a brother Robert about whom I know nothing more than his name from Colonial Families of Pennsylvania. Perhaps he named all his children with the same names as those of his brother Horatio.

Visit 1209, family 1481:
Robert Steele - age 52, plasterer
Ann - age 50
Martha - age 22
Edwin - age 21, stonecutter
Rob't - age 20, laborer
Elwood - age 18
Sarah - age 17
John - age 13

Horatio married Ann (Steel).23 Ann was born about 1810 in Pennsylvania and died after 1870.

Children:

   91 F    i. Martha Steel 23 was born about 1834 in prob Delaware Co PA and died after 1870.

General Notes: Living with mother Ann and brother John in Philadelphia in 1870.

   92 M    ii. Edwin Steel 23 was born about 1836 in prob Delaware Co PA.

   93 M    iii. Robert Steel 23 was born about 1838 in prob Delaware Co PA.

   94 M    iv. Ellwood Steel 23 was born about 1840 in prob Delaware Co PA. There is an Elwood Steel in the 1880 census of Monongalia Co WV, a carpenter who was boarding with Samuel Garner and his family. Elwood was 37 years old and states he was born in PA as were his parents.

   95 M    v. John Steel 23 was born about 1846 in prob Delaware Co PA and died after 1870.

General Notes: Living with mother Ann and sister Martha in Philadelphia in 1870.

 

68. John Steele (William4, John3, Robert2, James1) was born about 1784 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA.15

General Notes: "of Willistown", Chester PA.
There is a John Steel in the 1820 census of Willistown, aged 26-45, with 1m under 10, 1m 10-16, 2f under 10 and 1f 26-45. 36

 

John married Ann Rowland.

Child:

   96 M    i. Joseph R. Steele was born on 19 Jun 1821 in Newtown Twp PA,36 died in 1885, and was buried in Media Cemetery, Delaware PA.

General Notes: January 1, 1856 - VILLAGE RECORD
Marriage By. Rev. M.G. Clark, Philadelphia, Nov. 29th, 1855, Mr. Jos. R. Steele, of Philadelphia, to Miss Abbie Yarnall, of Willistown, Chester county.

Resided with his wife and children in the household of his father-in-law, Peter Yarnall, in 1860, Willistown, Chester Co.

The 1880 Philadelphia PA census transcription lists his middle initial as B.

In 1884 they resided at 44 N. 39th St., Phila. -- Smedley by Cope

 

• Census: PA, 1870, Easttown, Chester PA. Visit 79, family 88:
Joseph R. Steele - age 49, works at carpentering
Abby Y. - age 40, keeping house
Horace A. - age 10
Hannah M. - age 9
Lizzie - age 5 mos
Resided in same building or house with Supplee family.

 

Joseph married Abigail Yarnall, daughter of Peter Yarnall and Amy Cox, on 28 Nov 1855 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA.36 Abigail was born on 7 Apr 1830 in Willistown, Chester PA,36 died in 1915, and was buried in Media Cemetery, Delaware PA.

 

70. Hannah Steele (William4, John3, Robert2, James1) was born on 17 Oct 1787 in Easttown, Chester PA, died on 30 Mar 1864 in Easttown, Chester PA, and was buried in Goshen FBG, Chester PA.

General Notes: Online burial ground transcription (submitted by Robert Seeley) gives death date of 23 Mar 1864. - USGenWeb

Hannah married Daniel Hoopes, son of Abraham Hoopes and Susannah McNees, on 27 Oct 1808 in Delaware Co PA. Daniel was born on 9 Mar 1784, died on 30 Oct 1862 in Easttown, Chester PA, and was buried in Goshen FBG, Chester PA.

Marriage Notes: Married by Edward Hunter.

• Census: PA, 1850, Easttown, Chester PA. Visit 12, house 12:
Daniel Hoopes - age 66, farmer
Hannah - age 62
Hannah M. - age 24
Sarah E. - age 18
Elizabeth Steele - age 84
Sarah Hoopes - age 83
Hannah Mellors - age 16
Hannah M. Steele - age 24

Enumerated 9 Aug


Children:

   97 M    i. Abraham Hoopes was born on 24 Jul 1809 36 and died in Jun 1811.36

   98 F    ii. Elizabeth Steele Hoopes was born on 5 Jul 1811,36 died on 9 Feb 1874,36 and was buried in Newtown FBG, Newtown, Delaware PA.

Elizabeth married Joseph Lewis, son of Joseph Lewis and Elizabeth Yarnall, on 9 Nov 1830. Joseph was born on 22 Apr 1807 in Newtown, Bucks PA,36 died in 1893, and was buried in Newtown FBG, Newtown, Delaware PA.

 

• Census: PA, 1850, Newtown, Delaware PA. Visit 60, family 62:
Joseph Lewis - age 43, farmer
Elizabeth S. - age 39
Edwin R. - age 17, farmer
Joseph Jr. - age 15
Emma A. - age 13
Daniel H. - age 11
Hannabile - age 8
Susanna E. - age 5
Laura C. - age 1
Jane A. (?) - age 73
Bethsieba Pierson - age 28

 

• Census: PA, 1860, Newtown, Delaware PA. Visit 877, family 919:
Joseph Lewis - age 52, storekeeper
Elizabeth - age 43
Edwin - age 26, farmer
Joseph - age 24, storekeeper
Emma - age 22
Daniel H. - age 21, storekeeper
Hannabill - age 17
Susannah - age 14
Laura - age 11
Helen - age 1
Jane - age 83
Bethsheba Pearsol - age 40, domestic
All born in PA.

 

   99 F    iii. Sarah Hoopes was born on 21 Dec 1814 36 and died in Nov 1818.36

   100 F    iv. Susanna G. Hoopes was born on 22 Jul 1817,36 died on 22 Jun 1843,36 and was buried in Newtown FBG, Newtown, Delaware PA.

Susanna married Reuben E. Lewis, son of Joseph Lewis and Elizabeth Yarnall, on 12 Apr 1835 in Newtown, Bucks PA. Reuben was born in Jul 1812 in Newtown, Bucks PA,36 died on 14 May 1883 in Leopard, Easttown, Chester PA,36 and was buried in Newtown FBG, Newtown, Delaware PA.

   101 M    v. William R. Hoopes was born on 15 Jan 1820 36 and died on 17 Jan 1895 in poss Easttown, Chester PA.36 37

General Notes: Listed in 1850 PA census, next to parents Daniel Hoopes and Hannah Steel: William Hoopes 29, Amanda 25, Lizzie 4, with Isaac Fergusun 15, Clayton Sharp 25 and Ann Fan or Farr 38.
In 1860, William's parents were living with him and his family.

 

• Census: PA, 1860, Easttown, Chester Co PA. Dwelling 11, family 11:
William R. Hoopes - age 39, farmer
Amanda M. Hoopes - age 35
Lizzie Y. Hoopes - age 13
Daniel Hoopes - age 77, farmer
Mifflin Moore - age 60, farm laborer
Ann O'Donnell - age 28, servant, b. Ireland
Anne O'Donnell - age 3, b. Ireland
Sarah Emily Hoopes - age 31
Hannah Hoopes - age 72

 

• Census: PA, 1870, West Chester, Chester PA. Visit 682, family 693, all born PA:
William R. Hoopes - age 49, spoke manufacturer
Amanda M. - age 46, keeping house
Lizzie Y. - age 24, school teacher
William H. - age 10
Ann Farr - age 60, at home
Catherine Clark - age 71, at home
Jane L. Spackman - age 68, at home
Debora C. - age 33, trimming store

 

• Census: PA, 1880, West Chester, Chester PA. Resided 115 East Bernard Street, vist 345, family 352:
William Hoopes - age 59, retired merchant
Amanda - age 55, wife
Lizzie - age 33, daughter, school teacher
Herbert - age 20, son, printer apprentice
Rebecca Young - age 80, mother-in-law
Ann Farr - age 79, aunt

 

William married Amanda M. Young, daughter of James Young and Rebecca Kerns. Amanda was born in 1824 in Pennsylvania 38 and died on 16 Jul 1884 in poss Easttown, Chester PA.

 

   102 F    vi. Alice Ann Hoopes 36 was born on 5 Nov 1822, died on 24 May 1881 in West Chester, Chester PA, and was buried in Newtown FBG, Newtown, Delaware PA.

Alice married Joshua Smedley Cox,36 son of George Cox and Ann Kerns, on 27 Jul 1843. Joshua was born on 19 Aug 1816 in Willistown, Chester PA, died on 24 Jun 1877 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA, and was buried in Newtown FBG, Newtown, Delaware PA.

 

   103 F    vii. Hannah Margaret Hoopes 26 was born on 25 May 1826 in Newtown, Delaware PA, died on 17 Dec 1903 in prob Haverford, Delaware PA, and was buried in Old Haverford Friends Burial Ground, Haverford, Delaware PA.

General Notes: 1850 census, East Town Twp, Chester PA, enumerated 9 Aug, lists Hannah M. Hoopes age 24, living in her parent's household even though she was married on 6 Jun.

 

Hannah married Augustus Bond Leedom, son of Samuel Leedom and Eliza Steel, on 6 Jun 1850 in Lancaster PA. Augustus was born on 26 Sep 1824 in Cobb's Creek, Haverford Twp, Delaware PA,16 died on 18 Dec 1902 in prob Haverford, Delaware PA,16 and was buried on 22 Dec 1902 in Old Haverford Friends Burial Ground, Haverford, Delaware PA.16

 

• Census: PA, 1850, Haverford, Delaware PA. Resided with parents Samuel and Eliza.

 

• Census: PA, 1860, Haverford, Delaware PA. House 189, family 221:
Augustus B. Leedom - age 35, master miller
Hannah M. Leedom - age 32
Samuel Winfield Leedom - age 8
Ella H. Leedom - age 7
G. Howard Leedom - age 3
Mary Musery (?) - age 17, servant
Martha Erb - age 12, servant
Augustus Moore - age 17, apprentice miller
John Smith - age 23, teamster

 

• Census: PA, 1870, Haverford, Delaware PA. House 141, family 132:
Leedom, Augustus - age 43, merchant-miller
Hannah - age 43, keeping house
Samuel W. - age 18, works saw mill
Ella - age 17, at home
George H. - age 13, at school
Longaker, Benjamin - age 22, miller
Leedom, Samuel - age 72, farmer
Bowdn, Ellen - age 22, domestic servant
Smith, John F. - age 30, farm laborer

 

• Census: PA, 1880, Lower Merion, Montgomery PA. House 78, family 79:
Leedom, Augustus B. - age 56, farmer
Hannah M. - age 54, keeping house
George Howard - age 23, farm labourer
Leger, Nathan J. - age 26, carpenter
Ella H. - age 27, at home
Jessie - age 1
Stephan - age 1 mo.

 

• Census: PA, 1900, Haverford, Delaware PA. House 270, family 282:
Leedom, A.B. - age 75, b. Sep 1824, m. 50 years
Hannah - age 74, b. May 1826, 3 children, 2 living
Howard - age 44, son, b. Mar 1856 [family records have 1857]
Rebe - age 40, D-in-Law, b. Nov 1859, 0 children
Charles H. Flounders - age 19, servant, b. Feb 1881 PA


   104 F    viii. Sarah Emily Hoopes was born on 9 Aug 1829 36 and died after 1860 in prob Chester Co PA.36

General Notes: Unmarried. Living with parents in East Town, Chester Co census, 1850 and with her brother William and his family in 1860. 36

 

71. William Steele (William4, John3, Robert2, James1) was born about 1797 in prob Eastown, Chester PA 25 and died after 1860 in prob Eastown, Chester PA.

General Notes: There is only one Steel listed in Easttown in 1830, William. There are two young females 1 under 5 and 1 10-15. The oldest woman, aged 50-60, is probably his widowed mother Elizabeth but it seems that William's wife Sarah Ann is not listed.

In 1840 William Steel is again listed in Easttown, the only male in the household, aged 40-50, with two young girls, 1 under 5 and 1 5-10 which now fit the ages of two known daughters, 1 woman 30-40 and one 70-80. The ages of the two women fit that of his wife Sarah Ann and his mother Elizabeth.

William and Sarah Ann are listed in the 1850 PA census, East Town Twp, Chester Co, with two daughters Sarah E. and Lydia. There is also Ann Steel - age 62, Joseph - age 28 carpenter, Robert Steel - age 57 and Elizabeth Davis - age 60. I think the Ann Steele in the household is William's sister-in-law, Ann Rowland, widow (apparently) of his brother John.

There is also a William Steel listed in the index to an 1857 census of Easttown, Chester Co. I have not found a copy of this census yet.

Listed in Easttown in 1860. William is head of the family, aged 60, Elizabeth aged 25 (the Sarah E. age 15 in 1850). Daughter Lydia is living with them, aged 20 and now named Smith next to 25 year old William A. Smith and their 7 month old daughter. Betsey E. Davis is also listed, still aged 60, and relationship still not identified.

 

• Census: PA, 1830, Easttown, Chester PA. Page 141, William Steel: 1m 5-10, 1m 15-20, 1m 20-30, 1f <5, 1f 10-15, 1f 50-60

 

• Census: PA, 1840, Easttown, Chester PA. Page 392: William Steel - age 40-50, 1f<5, 1f 5-10, 1f 30-40, 1f 70-80

 

• Census: PA, 1850, Easttown, Chester PA. William - age 53, farmer $1200
Sarah Ann - age 49
Sarah E. - age 15
Lydia - age 11
Ann - age 62
Joseph - age 28, carpenter
Robert Steel - age 57
Elizabeth Davis - age 60
I think Ann Steele is William's sister-in-law, Ann Rowland, widow (apparently) of his brother John.

 

• Census: PA, 1860, Easttown, Chester PA. William - age 60, farmer
Elizabeth - age 25 (the Sarah E. age 15 in 1850), milliner
William A. Smith - age 25, miller
Lydia Smith - age 20
Sally A. - age 7 months
Betsey E. Davis - age 60 (same age as listed in 1850, connection not yet known)
All born PA.


William married Sarah Ann Pike. Sarah was born about 1801 25 and died after 1850.

Children:

   105 F    i. Sarah Elizabeth Steele was born about 1835 in prob Eastown, Chester PA and died after 1860.

General Notes: Middle name from 1860 census listing in her father's household.

   106 F    ii. Lydia Steele 39 was born about 1839 in prob Eastown, Chester PA and died after 1860.

Lydia married William A. Smith.39 William was born about 1835 in Pennsylvania and died after 1860.

 

72. Ann Steel 11 (Robert4, John3, Robert2, James1) was born about 1799 and died after 1860.

General Notes: There is an Ann Smith in the census records of Easttown, Chester Co, age 71 in 1870 and age 82 in 1880. In both listings she is living with son Edwin (age 56 in 1880), his wife Celina (age 50 in 1880) and their son Thomas (age 22 in 1880). With Edwin's son Thomas born about 1858, Edwin was probably married, on his own and not living with his parents for the 1860 census. I believe this is the widowed Ann Steel Smith but want to try to verify before entering Edwin as her son.

 

There is an Ann Smith in the census records of Easttown, Chester Co, age 71 in 1870 and age 82 in 1880. In both listings she is living with son Edwin (age 56 in 1880), his wife Celina (age 50 in 1880) and their son Thomas (age 22 in 1880). With Edwin's son Thomas born about 1858, Edwin was probably married, on his own and not living with his parents for the 1860 census. I believe this is the widowed Ann Steel Smith but want to try to verify before entering Edwin as her son.

Celina T. Smith, wife of Edwin Smith, d. 12, 25, 1891; 63d year.
- Alphabetical List of Interments in Radnor Church Burial Ground 1716 to 1906, p. 190

There is a record of the burial of an Ann Smith in these records, d. 4, 6, 1885, aged 87 years, but the obituary found later in the Philadelphia Inquirer shows that Ann Smith to have been the widow of Charles Smith.

Possible death record of this Edwin:
Smith, Edwin, white, male, 77, married, b. Chester County, , d. 1900/08/12

Death notice in Philadelphia Inquirer on 15 Aug 1900
Smith-On August 12, 1900, Edwin Smith, aged 77 years. Funeral this (Wednesday) morning. Leave the house 11 o'clock, from his late residence, Devon, Chester county, Pa. Interment at St. David's Cemetery.

 

Ann married Davis Smith,11 son of James Smith and Mary Roberts. Davis was born about 1792 and died on 22 Aug 1866.

 

• Census: PA, 1850, Caernarvon, Berks PA. Visit 33, family 33, all born PA:
Davis Smith - age 58, miller, $6000
Ann - age 50
Eliza B. Altkins (Attkins) - age 21
Susannah Smith - age 31
Davis R. - age 25, miller
Charles P. - age 20, miller
S. Leedom - age 18, teacher
Thomas Hunter - age 6

 

• Census: PA, 1860, Philadelphia PA. Ward 14, visit 497, family 499, all born PA except as noted:
Davis Smith - age 68, broker
Ann - age 61
Elizabeth - age 37
James M. - age 39, clerk
Samuel L. - age 28, clerk
Thomas H. - age 16
Edward D. - age 14
William V. - age 6
Jesse B. - age 3
Mary A. Rostruck - age 16, servant
Susanne Lingenfelter - age 35, servant
Mary Sweeny - age 27, servant, b. Ireland


Children:

   107 F    i. Susanna Smith was born about 1818 and died on 11 Jul 1853 in Morgantown Mills, Berks PA.

General Notes: July 19, 1853 - Village Record, Death Notice
Departed this life on the 11th of July, at Morgantown Mills, Berks county, after a lingering illness, which she bore with christian fortitude, Susanna Steel, daughter of Davis and Ann Smith, in the 35th year of her age.

 

   108 M    ii. James Montgomery Smith was born about 1821 and died 28 Apr 1888.

General Notes: Living with parents, his wife and family in 1860 census listing, aged 39. In 1870 he is living in ward 14 Philadelphia with wife Elizabeth H. and their four children.

Middle name also found in wife Elizabeth's 1906 obituary.

Death notice in ThePhiladelphia Inquirer on 1 May 1888
Smith-On the 28th ult., J. Montgomery Smith. The relatives and friends of the family, are respectfully invited to attend the services, on Wednesday morning, at 10 o'clock, at his late residence, No. 2124 Thirteenth street. Funeral private.

 

James married Elizabeth H. (Smith). Elizabeth was born about 1823 and died 14 Sep 1906. Living with husband and his parents in 1860 census listing, aged 37. Lived with daughter Anna and her family in 1900.

Death notice in The Philadelphia Inquirer on 18 Sep 1906
Smith-Sept. 14. Elizabeth H. Smith, widow of the late J. Montgomery Smith, aged 84 years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services, on Tuesday at 11 A.M. at the residence of her son-in-law, William A. Harrison, 1624 North Park avenue. Interment private, Newtown Square.

 

• Census: PA, 1870, Philadelphia PA. Ward 14, 1228 Spring Garden Street:
James M. Smith - age 50 [no occupation listed]
Elizabeth H. - age 45
Thomas H - age 25
Edward D. - age 23
William B. - age 10
Anna M. - age 15 [not listed in 1860]


• Census: PA, 1880, Philadelphia PA. Resided 1118 Galleen(?) Street, visit 12, family 12:
Louisa Dunsworth - age 48, black, b. VA, parents b. VA
J. M. Smith - age 59, grain & feed
Elizabeth - age 58, wife, keeping house
Thomas H. - age 36, son, clerk
Edward D. - age 34, salesman
William B. - age 25, son, clerk in [unreadable]
Anna M. - age 19, daughter, saleslady
Ella Matlack - age 21, cousin, saleslady
Johanna Hess - age 19, servant
Mary Gardiner - age 45, boarder, millinery
All born PA except as noted.


   109 M    iii. Davis Roberts Smith 40 was born on 10 Apr 1825 in Ashbridge's Mill, East Goshen, Chester PA and died after 1910 in prob Wallace Twp, Chester PA.

General Notes: Cannot locate in 1870 or 1920 census records.

 

• Census: PA, 1860, East Nantmeal, Chester PA. Visit 27, family 28, all born PA:
Davis R. Smith - age 35, farmer
Jemima - age 31
Sallie - age 3
Edgar - age 9 mos
Margaret Coulter - age 47
Christiana Witman - age 17, hired girl
Lydia Cadwallader - age 13, child N??? [nurse?]
Thomas Chuck - age 21, farm laborer


• Census: PA, 1880, Dist 100, Wallace, Chester PA. Visit 45, family 47, all born PA:
Davis R. Smith - age 55, farmer
Jemima L. - age 52, wife
Sallie - age 22, daughter, at home
Edgar - age 20, son, farm laborer
Walter - age 16, son
Annie - age 12, daughter
Margaret Coulter - age 75, boarder
Rachel Hammon - age 17, servant
Leedam Smith - age 49, brother, farm laborer

 

• Census: PA, 1900, Wallace Twp, Chester PA. Visit 74, family 80:
Davis R. Smith - age 76, head, b. Apr 1825, m. 46(?) years, farmer
Jemima L. - age 72, wife, b. Mar 1827, 4 ch born, 4 surviving
Sarah L. - age 43, daughter, b. Oct 1856, single, housework
Edgar T.(?) - age 41, son, b. Sept 1858, single, farmer
Walter - age 36, son, b. July 1863, single, farmer (middle initial unclear)
Anna V. - age 31, daughter, b. Feb 1869, single, housework

 

• Census: PA, 1910, Wallace Twp, Chester PA. Visit 108, family 112:
Smith, Davis R. - age 85, wd, farmer
Sarah L. - age 45, daughter
Edgar A. - age 43, son
Walter H. - age 42, son
Anna V. - age 33, daughter

 

Davis married Jemima Lewis, daughter of Samuel Lewis and Sarah Dunwoody, on 28 Nov 1855 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA. Jemima was born on 4 Nov 1827 in Pennsylvania and died after 1900 in prob Wallace Twp, Chester PA.

 

   110 M    iv. Charles P. Smith 23 was born about 1830 in Pennsylvania and died after 1850.

There is a listing in the 1860 census of Farm Ridge, LaSalle Co IL of a Charles. P. Smith, age 30, born in PA with wife Eliza, age 29, born in PA. Their 3 children were born in IL: Anna R., age 3; Mary, age 2 and Florence, age 6 mos. With them is Sarah C.(?) Walker or possibly Wallser, age 64, born in PA and probably Sarah's mother; William Franklin, age 30, born England; Henry Riddle, age 20, born in NY.

In the 1870 census Chs. P. Smith is in Fall River, LaSalle Co IL, age 40, born in PA. His wife Eliza R. was age 36, born in PA. All six of their children were born in IL but one of the youngest is, interestingly, named John D. (Perhaps the middle initial stands for Davis?) Children in 1870: Anna R, Mary E, Florence E, Clara E, John D, Valeria E.

Charles is not with his parents in 1860 though two of his brothers were. There is a 38 year old Charles Smith living in the north ward of Chester in 1870, a laborer in a household with a 40 year old Henry Smith, probably a brother. Davis and Ann Smith did not have a son Henry, though, and the use of the middle initial "P" in the IL listing (same as used in 1850 census) leads me to believe that that listing refers to their son Charles. This is supposition, though, not proven. The Charles in IL also named a daughter Valeria, the middle name of one of this Charles Smith's nieces.

 

   111 M    v. Samuel Leedam Smith was born 25 Apr 1832 and died 1 Jun 1905. He is buried in Medai Cemetery, Delaware Co PA.

General Notes: Living with parents in Carnaervon, Berks Co in 1850, named as S. Leedom Smith, age 18, occupation given as teacher. Again living with parents and family in 1860 census listing, aged 28. Named as Leedam Smith later in the 1880 census when he was living with his older brother Davis Roberts Smith who was already married by 1860 and is therefore not listed with his parents in that census. Not yet located in 1870.

 

Death notice in The Philadelphia Inquirer on 2 Jun 1905
Smith-On June 1, 1905, Samuel Leedom Smith, aged 73 years. Funeral services will be held at the Old Man's Home, 39th and Baring sts, on Saturday, the 3d inst. at 1:30 P.M. precisely. Interment at Media, Pa.

Birth date from Media Cemetery transcription provided by Paul Di Troia at FindaGrave.
 

73. Eliza Steel 11 (Robert4, John3, Robert2, James1) was born in 1802 in Chester Co PA,26 died on 10 Jun 1862 in Haverford, Delaware PA, and was buried in Old Haverford Friends Burial Ground, Haverford, Delaware PA.

 

Eliza married Samuel Leedom, son of John Leedom and Rachel Bond, on 18 Mar 1824. Samuel was born on 31 Dec 1797 in Concord, Delaware PA,41 died in 1872 in Cobbs Creek, Haverford, Delaware PA,26 and was buried in Old Haverford Friends Burial Ground, Haverford, Delaware PA.

 

(See Samuel Leedom page for more on this family.)

  

74. Emmor B. Steel 11 (Robert4, John3, Robert2, James1) was born about 1810 in Pennsylvania,23 died on 18 Jun 1859 in Lower Merion, Montgomery PA, and was buried in Newtown FBG, Newtown, Delaware PA.

General Notes: The 1850 census lists Emmor B. Steele with his family. (Middle initial 'B' possibly for Bishop?) This record is indexed under "Eunnor Steele". The family is listed on two successive pages the first of which is designated as Haverford but all surrounding pages are named as Upper Darby .

Death date from notice:
July 8, 1859 DELAWARE COUNTY REPUBLICAN, Death Notice
At his residence in Lower Merion, Montgomery county, on the 18th of June, 1859, EMMOR B. STEELE, in the fiftieth year of his age.
 

• Occupation: Butcher. 44

• Census: PA, 1850, Upper Darby, Delaware PA. House 60, family 60:
Emmor B. Steele - age 40, Butcher
Mary - age 38
A. E. - age 17
Mord. - age 13
Davis - age 11
Wm. - age 9
Marg. - age 7
Mary J. - age 4
Emmor - age 5 mo


Emmor married Mary Worrall,11 daughter of Mordecai Worrall and Margaret Smith. Mary was born about 1812,45 died on 7 Nov 1869 in Haverford, Delaware PA, and was buried in Friends Burying Ground, Springfield, Delaware PA.

 

November 9, 1869 Village Record
Death Notice, STEEL - In Haverford, Delaware County, Pa., on the 7th of 11th month, Mary W. Steele, wife of Emmor B. Steele, in the 57th year of her age. The friends and relatives are invited to attend the funeral from her late residence, on 4th day, at 1 o', to proceed to Friends' burying ground, Springfield.


Children:

   117 F    i. Anna Elizabeth Steel was born in Jul 1833 in prob Chester Co PA 27 44 and died after 1920.

General Notes: Listed as A.E. in 1850 census. Birth month from 1900 census where she is living with her son John H. in Swarthmore, Delaware Co. She states in that record that she had 2 children, one of whom was living at the time. She was still living with him in 1920, aged 86, in Springfield, Delaware Co. She is listed as Eliza A. in that record. She had apparently died by 1930 when she is no longer listed with son John and his family.

 

Anna married John Seal.46 John was born about 1824 in Pennsylvania and died between 1880 and 1900 when his wife Ann is living with their son John H.

 

• Census: PA, 1880, Springfield, Delaware PA. Visit 4, family 5, all born PA:
Seal, John - age 56, farmer
Seal, Ann E. - age 44, wife, keeping house
Seal, Maggie - age 9, daughter
Seal, Harry - age 4, son

 

Harry married an Emma S. about 1903 according to the 1910 census. There is an Emma Seal living in Swarthmore, Delaware Co in 1930. She is 45 years old (b. abt 1885) and is named as sister-in-law to the head of the household, Ezra Cresson. Ezra is 53 years old and widowed. Also in his household is Albertina H. Seal, mother-in-law. She is aged 78 and is also widowed.

In 1900, Albertine H. Seal is 48 years old and living with her husband Joseph and their family in Swarthmore. They had six children living with them, three of whom were daughters. In addition to Emma there is Mabel and Lydia, one of whom must have eventually married Ezra Cresson.

I have not confirmed the relationship, if any, of Albertine Seal to the family of John Seal who married Anna Steel.

 

   118 M    ii. Mordecai W. Steel 23 was born about 1837 in prob Chester Co PA and died after 1880.

General Notes: March 8, 1864 - Village Record
Marriage On March 2d, 1864, by Friends' Ceremony, in presence of Alderman David Beitler, of the United States Hotel, Mordecai W. Steele, of West Chester, to Mattie A. Phipps, of Chester county. (No Cards.)

Not listed in 1900, wife Martha listed then as widowed.

 

• Census: PA, 1870, Gwynedd, Montgomery PA. Visit 168, family 199, all born PA:
Steel, Mordecai - age 33, farmer
Steel, Mattie - age 30, keeping house
Steel, George - age 5, at home
Steel, Ada - age 2, at home
Caman, Addie - age 14, domestic servant

 

• Census: PA, 1880, Marple, Delaware PA. Visit 25, family 30:
Steele, Mordecai - age 40, calf butcher
Steele, Martha - age 38, wife, keeping house
Steele, George - age 16, son, at school
Steele, Ada - age 12, daughter, at school
Steele, Annie - age 5, at school
Fisk, Edmund - age 17, boarder, hired help

 

Not listed in 1900, wife Martha listed then as widowed.

Death notice in the Philadelphia Onquirer on 25 Nov 1880
Steele.- Suddenly, on the 20th inst., Mordecai W. Steele, aged forty-four years. The relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this (Thursday) morning, at 11 o,clock, from his late residence, Leedom's Mills, Delaware county. To proceed to Newtown Vault.

Middle name as Howard from "Three hundred years with the Corson families in America", p. 247, but every other listing of his initial is W, most likely for Worrall.

Mordecai married Martha Ann Phipps,46 daughter of John Phipps and Sarah Ann (Phipps), on 2 Mar 1864. Martha was born in Mar 1840 in Pennsylvania 47 and died after 1910 in prob Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA.

 

Middle initial from marriage announcement and middle name found in 1850 census.
 

Birth month and year from 1900 census, when she resided with her sister Amy M. Storm in West Chester Borough, Chester Co, listed as widowed. Also in the household were Martha's two daughters, Sarah Baldwin and Amy who was as yet unmarried. (Amy Storm is noted as married 23 years but no husband is listed.)
In 1910 Martha Steele is living with son George and his wife in Philadelphia.

 

   119 M    iii. Smith Davis Steel 23 was born about 1839 in prob Chester Co PA and died after 1870.

General Notes: Named Davis in 1850 with his parents and later as Smith D. in the 1870 record showing him with his brother Emmor in Perry, Armstrong county, working as oil operators.

 

• Census: PA, 1870, Perry, Armstrong PA. Visit 111, household 109, boarding house:
Emmor Steel - age 21, oil operator
Smith D. Steel - age 31, oil operator

 

   120 M    iv. William S. Steel 23 was born about 1841 in prob Chester Co PA and died after 1880.

 

• Census: PA, 1870, Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA. 20 ward, visit 426, family 451, all born PA:
Wm. Steel - age 27, works in mint
Sallie - age 25, keeps house
Lewis - age 4
Willie - age 2
Amelia Krouse - age 32, boarder

 

• Census: PA, 1880, Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA. District 628, 2050 Oxford Street,visit 19, family 20:
Wm. S. Steel - age 38, U.S. Mint
S. J. - age 35, wife
Lewis - age 14, son
Willie - age 13, son
Georgia - age 3, son [sic, name reads clearly as Georgia, not George]

 

William married Sarah Jane (Sallie) Griffiths. Sallie was born about 1845 and died 9 Mar 1911. Daughter of Thomas and Anne Griffiths who immigrated from Wales in 1841. In 1910 she gave her birthplace as Wales. Married 34 years in 1900 census listing. Died between 1910 and 1920 as husband William is described as widowed in 1920 census.

Four children:

Lewis Steel - born abt 1866
William T. Steel - born abt 1868
George Griffiths Steel - born 15 Sep 1876, Philadelphia PA, d. 11 Apr 1910, Pittsburgh, Allegheny PA. (Although he was clearly named as Georgia in 1880 census the same listing also clearly describes him as "male" and "son".)

George was the Publicity Manager for the Bell Telephone Company when he died of complications of pneumonia in Pittsburg at the age of 34. A copy of his laudatory obituary was kindly provided Cynthia Tesser.

Mabel G. Steel - born Feb 1881, died after 1930

Information on Sarah from Cynthia Tesser, descendant of Sarah Jane's brother George.

 

   121 F    v. Margaretta Steel 46 was born on 20 Aug 1844 in prob Chester Co PA.

Margaretta married Benjamin Lentz 46 on 16 Dec 1860. Possibly the Benjamin H. Lentz in the 1880 census, age 39, residing Lower Merion, Montgomery Co. Wife Maggie is age 35.

 

   122 F    vi. Mary Jane Steel 23 was born about 1846 in prob Chester Co PA and died on 16 Oct 1852 in Haverford, Delaware PA.

General Notes: October 29, 1852 Delaware County Republican, Death Notice
In Haverford township, on the 16th inst., Mary Jane, daughter of Emmor B. and Mary Steele, aged five years.


   123 M    vii. Emmor B. Steel was born about Dec 1855 in prob Chester Co PA 48 and died 14 Feb 1914, buried Montrose Cemetery, Upper Darby, Delaware Co PA.

General Notes: Middle initial from 1880 census. 1890 Philadelphia City Directory lists Emmor B. Steel as an undertaker residing at 922 Markoe.

Birth month and year from 1910 census matches age given in 1920. In that year he resided with his widowed daughter Margaret and her two children as well as his widowed son Edward and his daughter.

In 1920 there is a 23 year old Emmor Steele living in Philadelphia, relationship, if any, unknown.

 

• Census: PA, 1870, Perry, Armstrong PA. Visit 111, household 109, boarding house:
Emmor Steel - age 21, oil operator
Smith D. Steel - age 31, oil operator

 

• Census: PA, 1880, Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA. 24th Ward, ED 505, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 324C:
Edward C. Tool - age 57, express business, b. Phila, parents b. PA
Elizabeth L. Tool - age 59, keeping House, b. Lancaster PA, parents b. PA
Mary Fry - age 23, dau, seamstress, b. Philadelphia, parents b. PA
Emelia Steel - age 22, dau, at home, b. Philadelphia, parents b. PA
Emmor B. Steel - age 29, son-in-Law, watchman, b. PA, parents b. PA

 

• Census: PA, 1900, Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA. 34 ward, 912 Markoe St, visit 67, family 69:
Emmor Steele - age 44, b. Dec 1855, m. 26 yrs, watchman
Emelia - age 43, wife, b. Dec 1856, 4 children, 3 living
Joseph - age 20, son, b. Mar 1870 [sic], paper hanger
Edward - age 17, son, b. Apr 1873 [sic], hat maker


Emmor married Amelia Toole.46 Amelia was born about Dec 1856 and died 4 Feb 1903. Daughter of Edward C. and Elizabeth L. Tool. Listed in 1900 census with her husband. Birth month and year from 1900 census.

 

Three children:

Margaret Steel - born Nov 1875, died after 1910. Married Frederick A. Trautwein Jr., born Jan 1870, died 20 Feb 1907.

Death notice in The Philadelphia Inquirer on 21 Feb 1907
Trautwein.-On February 20, 1907, Frederick A. Trautwein Jr., husband of Margaret Steele and only son of Frederick A. Sr. and Caroline Trautwein. Relatives and friends, also Washington Camp No. 270, P O S of A, are invited to attend the funeral on Sunday, at 2 P.M. from his late residence, 868 Markoe st. Interment private at Montrose Cemetery.

Joseph Steel - born abt Mar 1880, died aft 1900

Edward Steel - born abt Apr 1883, died aft 1910.Lived with daughter Esther in his widowed sister Margaret Trautwein's household in 1910.

 

78. Susannah M. Steel (Andrew4, Andrew3, Robert2, James1) was born on 22 Apr 1806,26 27 died on 20 Feb 1882,26 27 and was buried in Radnor FBG, Radnor, Delaware PA.26 27

 

Susannah married John Leedom, son of Isaac Leedom and Ann Jones, on 25 Dec 1825 in Radnor, Delaware PA.30 John was born on 17 Aug 1799 in Concord, Delaware PA,41 died on 12 Jan 1860 in prob Radnor, Delaware PA,26 49 and was buried in Radnor FBG, Radnor, Delaware PA.

 

• Census: PA, 1850, Radnor, Delaware PA. Visit 59, family 63, all born PA except as noted:
John Leedom - age 50, farmer
Susanna - age 44
S. Jones - age 24, farmer
Mary E. - age 22
Isaac - age 20, farmer
John - age 14
Andrew - age 10
Sarah C. - age 5
Sarah Bugles - age 12
Eliza Smith - age 26, b. Ireland


Children:

   124 M    i. S. Jones Leedom 50 was born about 1826 in Pennsylvania.

   125 F    ii. Mary Elizabeth Leedom 28 was born in 1827 and died on 26 Jun 1893.
Mary married John Jones,28 son of William Jones and Margaret Brooke, on 17 Mar 1853. John was born on 9 Apr 1820 and died on 5 Dec 1882.

Marriage Notes: Dutton Record of Deaths, Marriages, etc. p.86

   126 M    iii. Isaac Leedom was born about 1830.
General Notes: Age 20 in 1850 Radnor, Delaware PA census.
Maris Family in the United States: married Fannie Torrance

 

   127 M    iv. John Leedom was born about 1836.
General Notes: Age 14 in 1850 Radnor, Delaware PA census.
Maris Family in the United States: married Josephine Derry

 

   128 M    v. Andrew Leedom was born about 1840.

General Notes: Age 10 in 1850 Radnor, Delaware PA census. A burial record for an Andrew Leedom at Riverside Cemetery in Montgomery Co PA gives the following, though I don't know yet whether it is this Andrew or not:


Leedom, Andrew 1840-1904 Sgt, Co I, 51st PA
 

Also listed is another Leedom:
Leedom, Isaac 1830-1903 Pvt, Co H, 15th PA Cavalry
 

The dates for both Andrew and Isaac do match the 1850 census birth year approximations for the two sons of John Leedom and Susannah Steel.
 

Maris Family in the United States: Married Sallie Taylor

   129 F    vi. Sarah C. Leedom was born about 1845.
General Notes: Age 5 in 1850 Radnor, Delaware PA census.

 

   130 F    vii. Anna Eliza Leedom .31

   131 F    viii. Kate Leedom .31 General Notes: Maris Family in the United States: married John Pugh

 
 

80. Margaretta Steel 29 (Andrew4, Andrew3, Robert2, James1) was born on 5 Sep 1811,33 died on 18 Sep 1859,30 and was buried in Newtown FBG, Newtown, Delaware PA.

General Notes: December 14, 1831 Village Record
Marriage On the 8th inst. by B.W. Richards, Esq. Mayor of the City of Philadelphia, Mr. John W. Davis, of Easttown, Chester county, to Miss Margaretta Steele, of Radnor, Delaware county.

 

Margaretta married John Whelan Davis, son of Mordecai Davis and Jennis David, on 8 Dec 1831. John was born about 1804 of Easttown, Chester PA, died on 1 Apr 1876, and was buried in Newtown FBG, Newtown, Delaware PA.

 

• Census: PA, 1850, Easttown, Chester PA. Dwelling 1, family 1, all b. PA:
John W. Davis - age 46, farmer, $20,000
Margaret - age 38
Ruth Anna - age 17
Elizabeth - age 14
G. (?) Emily - age 8
Charles Loyd - age 6
Mary C. - age 3
B. Franklin - age 1
Lewis Davis - age 38, farmer
William Steele - age 28, miller
Charles McCoy - age 18, laborer
David Hall - age 18, laborer
Washington McCoy - age 13
Elizabeth Cooper - age 30
Jacob Cox - age 30, laborer
Peter Mullen - age 50, laborer


Children:

   132 F    i. Ruth Anna Davis 31 was born about 1833 and died on 13 Jul 1896.51
Ruth married Simeon M. Dutton,31 son of Larkin Dutton and Ann Matlack, on 15 Mar 1859. Simeon died on 28 Sep 1899.

 

   133 F    ii. Elizabeth S. Davis 31 was born about 1836.

   134 F    iii. G. Emily Davis was born about 1842.

   135 M    iv. Charles Lloyd Davis was born in 1844, died in 1902, and was buried in Newtown FBG, Newtown, Delaware PA.

   136 F    v. Mary C. Davis was born about 1847.

   137 M    vi. B. Franklin Davis was born about 1849.

   138 F    vii. Susanna Davis was born about 1851.

   139 F    viii. Margaretta Davis was born about 1853.

 

82. Robert Steel (Thomas4, James3, Robert2, James1) was born on 19 Nov 1799 22 and died on 4 Dec 1843.22

Robert married Hannah Hill on 13 Apr 1826.22 Hannah was born on 16 Apr 1806 52 and died on 24 May 1868.52

Children:

   140 M    i. Anson Hill Steel 53 was born on 31 Jan 1827 and died on 2 Oct 1905.

   141 M    ii. William Garrigues Steel 53 was born on 22 Dec 1829 and died on 16 Sep 1904.

   142 M    iii. Charles Franklin Steel 53 was born on 24 Jan 1832 and died on 2 Jan 1904.

   143 M    iv. Edward Thomas Steel 53 was born on 6 Jan 1835 and died on 14 Aug 1892.

   144 F    v. Marianna Steel 53 was born on 25 Sep 1837 and died on 15 Dec 1844.

   145 M    vi. Henry Miller Steel 53 was born on 23 Sep 1840 and died in Feb 1911.15

General Notes: Death date from IGI submission not records extraction. Submission also gives a 12 Jun 1867 Philadelphia marriage to Mary Thorn Justice.

 

83. Anson Steel (Thomas4, James3, Robert2, James1) was born on 2 Jul 1801 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA,22 died on 12 Dec 1845 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA, and was buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia PA.34

General Notes: Whitney Family of Connecticut gives 6 Apr 1861 as Anson's date of death.

 

Anson married Rebecca Bangs on 23 Jun 1830 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA. Rebecca was born on 6 May 1813 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA, died on 10 May 1873 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA, and was buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia PA.

Children:

   146 M    i. Edwin Keeler Steel 54 was born on 16 Jul 1831 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA and died after 1876.
Edwin married Mary Armitage 54 on 25 Jan 1855 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA. Mary was born on 26 Mar 1837 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA and died after 1876.

 

   147 F    ii. Ellen Esther Steel 54 was born on 17 Jan 1833 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA, died on 6 Nov 1906 in East Orange, Essex NJ, and was buried on 10 Nov 1906 in Spring Grove Cemetery, St. Paris, Champaign OH.

General Notes: Died of apoplexy and paralysis in her 74th year according to cemetery record provided online. Parents names confirmed as Anson and Rebecca Steel.

Ellen married Orson Young Cone 54 on 22 Sep 1859 in St. Louis, St. Louis MO. Orson was born on 4 Jul 1839 in Binghampton, Broome NY, died on 28 Apr 1876 in Gibson House, Cincinnati, Hamilton OH, and was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, St. Paris, Champaign OH.

 

   148 M    iii. Thomas Robert Steel 54 was born on 9 Oct 1834 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA and died after 1876.

General Notes: Resided Philadelphia until spring of 1856, moved to Concord NH until spring of 1861 when they returned to Philadelphia.

Thomas married Maria Theresa Bowes 54 on 24 Sep 1855 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA. Maria was born on 8 May 1837 in Bowes, Loughrea IRL.

 

   149 M    iv. Anson Steel 54 was born on 12 Jul 1836 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA and died after 1876.

General Notes: Resided 1210 Green Street in Philadelphia.

Anson married Anna Mathilda Hobson 54 on 24 Sep 1855 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA. Anna was born on 28 Feb 1838 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA and died after 1876.

 

   150 M    v. Archer Steel 54 was born on 8 Jun 1838 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA and died after 1876.

Archer married Lourane Caroline Greenough 54 on 15 Oct 1862 in Concord, Merrimack NH. Lourane was born on 19 Aug 1841 in North Chichester, Merrimack NH and died after 1876.

 

84. Canby Steel 21 (Thomas4, James3, Robert2, James1) was born on 26 Mar 1803 and died on 19 Jan 1868.

General Notes: Birth and death dates from Krail Brooks, descendant, email 1-6-2003.

 

• Census: PA, 1850, Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA. Northern Liberties, 4th ward, Roll 810 p. 251, visit 679, family 719:
Jacob Jessinger - age 39, laborer, b. Germany
Ann - age 37, b. Germany
Martha - age 8, b. PA
Mary - age 5, b. PA
Louis - age 25, b. PA
Jane - age 18, b. PA
Cy. Steel - age 46, clerk, b. PA
Amelia - age 42, b. PA
Lilburn H. - age 22, clerk, b. PA
Mary A. - age 18, b. PA
Samuel H. Williams - age 16, b. PA
Emaline M. Vauch - age 9, b. PA
Catharine Deal - age 40, b. PA
Elizabeth Mason - age 29, b. PA

 

• Census: PA, 1860, Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA. 12th ward, Philadelphia:
Canby Steel - age 53, clerk
Amelia - age 50
Mary Shields - age 36, servant, b. Ireland
William M. Kirk - age 6, b. PA

 

Canby married Amelia Pierson,21 daughter of Aaron Pierson and Mary Martin, on 25 Dec 1823. Amelia was born on 7 May 1807 and died on 6 May 1873.

Children:

   151 F    i. Hannah Ann Steel 55 was born on 18 May 1825 and died on 6 Oct 1885.

Hannah married Elwood Tyson,55 son of John Tyson and Sarah Paxson, on 20 May 1847.20 Elwood was born on 14 Apr 1817 in Abington, Montgomery PA, died on 19 Oct 1884 in Abington, Montgomery PA, and was buried in Abington Friends Graveyard, Abington, Montgomery PA.

 

• Census: PA, 1860, Abington , Montgomery PA. Visit 339, family 332, all born PA:
Elwood Tyson - age 42, farmer
Hannah - age 32
Canby S. - age 12
Martha Anderson - age 23, servant
Charlotte Martin - age 21m servant
Samuel Pierce - age 17, farm laborer

 

• Census: PA, 1870, Abington , Montgomery PA. Visit 57, family 61, all born PA:
Elwood Tyson - age 53, gentleman
Hannah - age 42, keeping house
Canby - age 22, clerk in bank
Martha Anderson - age 40, domestic servant

 

   152 M    ii. Lilburn Harwood Steel was born on 14 Sep 1828 of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA 20 and died on 21 May 1885.

General Notes: 1850 PA census, 4th ward, Northern Liberties: Lilburn H. Steel, age 22, clerk, (living in same household with C. Steel (Canby?) age 46, clerk

1860 PA census: Steel, L. H. - Philadelphia Co. 16WD.Philadelphia, p. 475: L.H. Steel age 31, Jane A. age 31, George P. age 2.

Death date from "Genealogical Sketch of the Descendants of Samuel Spencer of Pennsylvania" by Howard M. Jenkins, pub. by Ferris & Leach, Philadelphia, in 1904.

 

27 May 1885 - Death notice in The Philadelphia Inquirer
Mr. Lilburn H. Steel died on Saturday at his residence on Locust avenue, Germantown.
Mr. Steel was a son of the late Mr. Canby Steel, of the Farmers and Merchants Bank, in which situation he himself held a position till he was appointed to the post of paying teller for the Pennsylvania Company for Insurance on Lives and Granting Annuities. In their institution he continued during the remainder of his life. He rapidly won the confidence of the heads of the corporation, and in due time the post of treasurer becoming vacant he was selected to fill it. Some time ago he had a paralytic stroke, the result, it is believed, of previous ailments, and his life was for a time despaired of. He rallied, however, and got about again, though he was never able to give to his duties as treasurer the same attention as before, Within a few days he had a second paralytic stroke, from which he never recovered. He leaves a widow and four children, one of whom, Mr. George Steel, is in business in Germantown. The funeral takes place today from his late residence in Germantown, interment at Chestnut Hill.

The Lancaster Family by Harry Fred Lancaster has this reference: (2) Susanna Hagy Roberts was born August 27, 1837. She married Lylburn H. Steele, son of Canby and Amelia Steele, in 1866. He has been deceased for many years. Their children were:
(a) Helen Wiggins, who married Clarence J. Peterson, and has one child, Clarence Jr.; (b) Canby; (c) Estella; (d) Lylburn.

IGI: Lylburn Harwood Steel, b. 14 Sep 1828 Philadelphia PA, s/o Canby Steel and Amelia Pierson.

Middle name from The Spencer Genealogy by Howard M. Spencer, p.225. This source also gives Canby's mother's maiden name as Martin but gives no further information.

 

• Census: PA, 1870, District 72, Ward 22, Philadelphia PA. Visit 1224, family 1254:
Lilburn H. Steel - age 41, Pay Tel Penna Life Ins Co
Susanna - age 32
George P. - age 12
Helen - age 2
Canby - age 6 mos
Catharine Rogers - age 36, domestic servant, b. Ireland
Mary O'Neil - age 14, domestic servant, b. PA

 

• Census: PA, 1880, District 439, Philadelphia PA. Visit 100, family 104:
L.H. Steel - age 52, Penns Trust Off.
Mrs. L.H. Steel - age 41, keeping house
George P. - age 21, son, heater and ranges
Helen W. - age 12, daughter, at home
Canby - age 10, son, at school
Estella M. - age 1, daughter
Mary McHany - age 28, servant-cook, b. Ireland
Sallie McGurk - age 23, general housework, b. PA

 

Lilburn married Jane Ann Leedom,26 daughter of Samuel Leedom and Eliza Steel, on 10 Sep 1857 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA. Jane was born in 1829, died on 2 Mar 1862 in Haverford, Delaware PA, and was buried in Old Haverford Friends Burial Ground, Haverford, Delaware PA.

 

Lilburn next married Susanna Hagy Roberts in 1866. Susanna was born on 27 Aug 1837 and died after 1900.

 

   153 F    iii. Mary Pierson Steel 55 was born on 3 Nov 1832 in Pennsylvania, died on 14 May 1888, and was buried in South Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia PA.

Mary married Alfred Kirk,55 son of John Kirk and Tabitha Lukens, on 20 May 1852 in Evangelical Church of St. John, Philadelphia PA.55 Alfred was born on 1 Nov 1825 in Pennsylvania and died on 1 Feb 1890.

 

87. Rebecca Widdiefield Steel (Thomas4, James3, Robert2, James1) was born on 19 Feb 1811.22
General Notes: That she married a Rankin is given in the Colonial Families of Philadelphia source with no further information.

 

Rebecca married Morris A. Rankin.39 Morris was born about 1816 in Pennsylvania.

Children:

   154 M    i. Francis P. Rankin 39 was born about 1845 in Pennsylvania.

   155 M    ii. Eli S. Rankin 39 was born in Apr 1850 in Pennsylvania.

 

90. Richard Watson Steel 35 (William4, James3, Robert2, James1).
General Notes: Married first Mary Klapp and married second her sister Rebecca. -- handwritten note in copy of source pages from Curt Steel.

 

Richard married Mary Klapp.35

Children:

   156 F    i. Elizabeth Steel .35

   157 F    ii. Gertrude Steel .35 General Notes: Married Howard Hinchman. - Curt Steel

 

Richard next married Rebecca Klapp.35

Children:

   158 M    i. William Steel .35

   159 M    ii. Clarence Steel .35

 

 


Sources

1. Joy Steel Williams, Steele Family.

2. William Wade Hinshaw, Hinshaw's Encyclopedia of American Quakers, vol 2, Page 423.

3. Ibid, p. 423.

4. Ibid, p. 659.

5. John W. Jordan, LL.D., Colonial Families of Philadelphia, Vol. I & II (The Lewis Publishing Co.), Vol. II, p. 1618.

6. William Wade Hinshaw, Hinshaw's Encyclopedia of American Quakers, vol 2.

7. Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Dunwoody and Hood families and collateral branches
(Westchester, PA, 1899), p. 165.

8. Blanche Haines, Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel Roberts Moore (in Three Rivers MI).

9. George Norwood Comly, Comly Family in America (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, J.B. Lippincott Company, 1939), p. 31.

10. Ibid, p. 41.

11. John W. Jordan, LL.D., Colonial Families of Philadelphia, Vol. I & II (The Lewis Publishing Co.), p. 1619.

12. Pennsylvania Vital Records.

13. John W. Jordan, LL.D., Colonial Families of Philadelphia, Vol. I & II (The Lewis Publishing Co.), Vol. II, p. 1619.

14. Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Dunwoody and Hood families and collateral branches
(Westchester, PA, 1899).

15. LDS records: IGI.

16. Family Records (letters, notes, books, etc.)

17. Pennsylvania Vital Records, page 261.

18. John W. Jordan, LL.D., Colonial Families of Philadelphia, Vol. I & II (The Lewis Publishing Co.), Vol II, p. 1619.

19. Pennsylvania Newspaper Record, Delaware County 1819-1870.

20. John W. Jordan, LL.D., Colonial Families of Philadelphia, Vol. I & II (The Lewis Publishing Co.)

21. Ibid, p. 1623.

22. Ibid, Vol. II, p. 1623.

23. 1850 U.S. Census.

24. 1850 PA census, East Town Twp, Chester Co.

25. Ibid, 1850 PA census, Easttown, Chester Co.

26. Sara A.L. Eachus, The Leedom Family (Dorrance & Co. 1982).

27. Raymond Maris, Raymond Maris Genealogy Home Page.

28. Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Volumes I-III.

29. Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Dutton Family (F.S. Hickman. Westchester, Pennsylvania).

30. George L. and Annie M. Maris, The Maris Family in the United States (West Chester, Pennsylvania, F.S. Hickman, 1885), p. 54.

31. Ibid, p. 132.

32. Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Volumes I-III, vol. III.

33. LDS records: IGI, Film 452048 ref no. 27039.

34. Henry Whitney, The Whitney Family of Connecticut (New York, Privately Printed, 1878), p. 652.

35. Correspondence - Curt Steel.

36. Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family (Wickersham Printing Company, Lancaster PA).

37. 1850 PA census, East Town, Chester Co.

38. Ibid, 1850 PA census, East Town, Chester.

39. 1860 U.S. Census.

40. Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Darlington family : a record of the descendants of Abraham Darlington of Birmingham, Chester Co., Penna., and some other families of the name
(Westchester, PA, 1900), p. 507.

41. John T. Humphrey, Birth Index: Southeastern PA 1680-1800 (FTM).

42. 1850 PA census, Haverford, Delaware Co.

43. Vital Records, 1900 census, Charlestown, Cecil MD.

44. 1850 census, Haverford Twp, Delaware Co.

45. Ibid, 1850 census, Upper Darby Twp.

46. George L. and Annie M. Maris, The Maris Family in the United States (West Chester, Pennsylvania, F.S. Hickman, 1885).

47. 1880 Marple, Delaware Co census.

48. 1900 U.S. Census.

49. 1850 PA census, Radnor Twp, Delaware Co.

50. 1850 U.S. Census, With family in Radnor, Delaware Co.

51. Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family (Wickersham Printing Company, Lancaster PA), p. 688.

52. John W. Jordan, LL.D., Colonial Families of Philadelphia, Vol. I & II (The Lewis Publishing Co.), Vol. II, p. 1624.

53. Ibid, p. 1624.

54. Henry Whitney, The Whitney Family of Connecticut (New York, Privately Printed, 1878).

55. John W. Jordan, LL.D., Colonial Families of Philadelphia, Vol. I & II (The Lewis Publishing Co.), Vol. II, p. 1628.

 

 


 


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