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1151688 GENEALCGY COLLECTION 



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THE STEEN FAMILY 



IN EUROPE AND AMERICA. 



A GENEALOGICAL, HISTORICAL AND BIO- 
GRAPHICAL RECORD OF NEARLY 
THREE HUNDRED YEARS, 

PCXTKNDING FROM 

Tiiiv Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century. 



T!y THE 



REV. MOSES D. A. STEEN, D.D. 

Pastor of the Presbyterian Church, 
Woodbridge, Cal. 



Cincinnati, O.: 

MONFORT & Company, 

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Entered according to act of Congress In 

the year 190(1, by 

MOSES D. A. STEEN, 

In the office of the Librarian of Congress, 

at Washington, D. C. 

All Rights Reserved. 



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To 



C^ the memory of my revered father, 



AARON PARIS STEEN, 

whose counsel led to its production, this work 
is affectionately inscribed bv 

The Author. 




Ancient Sti^i-n Family Crkst, 



or coal-of-arms, which was in 
use before A. D. 1650. 



PREFACE. 



This book, begun many years ago, has been of gradual 
g-rowth. It was the writer's first intention to prepare only a 
genealogical record of his father's immediate family ; afterwards 
lie midertook to enlarge its scope so as to include the descend- 
ants of his grandfather; and then again at his father's request he 
began to trace backward the line of ancestry as far as possible, 
in order to connect the European with the American family. 

In 1877 we visited Ireland, Scotland, England, Holland, etc., 
and while there obtained what information we could relative to 
the work, and began arranging the materials. 

The preparation of this book has been a work of great diffi- 
culty, which those only can appreciate who have themselves 
attempted to perform a similar task. Our early American ances- 
tors, while engaged in subduing the forests and undergoing the 
hardships and dangers of frontier life, paid little attention to the 
recording of their family history; at least, but little has been 
preserved to posterity, or is now accessible. A great difficulty 
has also arisen in collecting information from the very many 
■distant and scattered families in all parts of the land, by means of 
correspondence. While hundreds of letters of inquiry have been 
sent out, many remained unanswered; a large number of those 
received were very meager; and some of them almost illegible. 

In the search for information concerning our own branch 
of the family, we came into possession of much of the genealogy 
of other branches, which we thought ought to be preserved, and 
this has led still further to the enlargement of the work. 

For the seeming partiality in the treating of some families 
and persons much more fully than others of equal, or more worthy 
(7) 



8 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEF.N FAMILY. 

of like attention we offer this apology: Our own personal knowl- 
edge, or the information furnished by others, has enabled us to 
enlarge in some cases, and the lack of these has compelled us 
to be too brief in others. An earnest effort has been made to 
secure accuracy and to render the work as complete as possible ; 
but owing to the deficiency of historical data, the desired ideal 
completeness was not attainable by such time and attention as we 
could give. 

To make the work more easy for reference, it is divided 
into books and chapters, each book presenting the descendants 
of a large branch of the family, with a chapter devoted to each of 
the children of that particular family. Thus Book One shows 
the descendants of Robert Steen, who was born in Ireland 
about 1730; and Chapter V. gives the particular descendants of 
his fifth child, Alexander Steen, who was born in Lancaster 
Co., Pa., P'eb. 14, 1773. The succeeding generations are shown 
by Roman and Arabic numerals, which indicate the precise rela- 
tionship of each individual to the person whose name appears at 
the head of the chapter; thus V. 3. i. i. 6. shows that Marine 
Dewey Dogart, who was born Jan. 30, 1898, was the sixth child of 
the first child of the first child of the third child of Alexander 
Stken, and hence his great-great-grandson. 

When a name is first recorded it is written in full if the full 
name is known to the writer, and whenever a contracted form 
afterwards appears it indicates the name by which the individual 
is known among his most intimate friends. Thus Robert Wilson 
Steen when written R. Wilson Steen indicates that he was famil- 
iarly called Wilson Steen ; and John W^ork Steen, afterwards 
written John W. Steen, intimates that among his friends he was 
called John Steen. 

This book is not intended for general circulation, but only for 
those of our own name and relationship. These will find in it a 
genealogical record of the past, and one that can at any time 
be easily extended so as to include future generations. It is 
hoped this record will prove both interesting and profitable to 



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the families and individuals chiefly concerned; for none of us 
should willingly remain ignorant of our forefathers and kindred, 
whose lives and character affect us more than those of anv other 
people. 

The writer wishes to express his gratitude to all who have 
rendered him assistance to any degree, by furnishing desired 
information. But thanks are especially due to the late Rev. 
George Steen, of Limavady, Ireland; Mrs. Annie C. Steen, of 
Belfast, Ireland ; Mrs. Sarah Steen Irwin, of Toronto. Canada ; 
Mr. Nathaniel Steen, of Streetsboro, Ontario; the late Carroll J. 
Steen, Esq., of Caro, Miss. ; Mr. James P. Gossett, of Williams- 
ton, S. C; the Rev. John F. Steen. of New York, N. Y.; Mr. 
James Steen Martin, of Philadelphia, Pa. ; Miss Anna C. Steen, of 
NewCastle, Pa.; Mrs. Eliza Steen Beveridge, of Buck Run, O.; 
Mr. Benjamin W. Steen, of Glen Dale, Ind. ; Miss Anna J. Steen, 
of Martinstown, Mo., and others. 

In our extensive correspondence we received very many 
requests for personal photographs, which we were unable to 
supply ; and in order to gratify this expressed wish we have 
taken the liberty to insert among the illustrations in the book 
portraits of our own family. 

It has been truly said that no one can climb very high on any 
genealogical tree w'ithout finding some dead branches, yet the 
writer feels a just pride in the good and honorable character of 
the family as a whole — a fact which should stimulate us and 
our posterity to act worthy of such parentage and relationship. 

The book is now sent forth with the prayer that those who 
read these pages may belong to the Family of God, and have their 
names and record in the "Lamb's Book of LiFK." 

The Mansk, Woodbktdgk, Cai.., Oct. i, 1900. 



PORTRAITS, 



PAGlv 

Ancient Scotch-Irish Coat-of-Arms 5 

Moses D. A. Steen, frontispiece 25 

Samuel G. Steen and Wife 31 

Aaron F. Steen 63 

Mary Freeman Steen 67 

W. Freeman Steen 7^ 

E. Watson Steen 75 

Mary Foster Steen 87 

Luhi Grace Steen 91 

Kate Steen Coil 95 

George W. Blair 123 

John A. Steen ' 1 35 

Silas M. Steen 141 

Eliza Steen Beveridge and Kate Steen Blair 149 

Emma Steen Redkey 155 

Hon. William M. Steen 169 

Richard Steen 1 73 

Elizabeth Steen Gossett 179 

James P. Gossett 183 

Thomas H. Gossett 187 

Henry W. Steen 197 

George H. Steen 201 

Erasmus D. vSteen 263 

Edward McHugh 269 

John Reeves 291 

R. Rector Steen 339 

George Steen 355 

John Floyd Steen 359 

Nathaniel Steen 367 

Sarah Steen Irwin 38 1 

John Steen, J. P .* 397 

Robert Steen, Ph.D 409 

James K. P. Steen '. 439 

Joseph Steen 481 



CONTENTS, 



pac;r. 
Preface: 7 

Introduction 17 



BOOK ONE. 

Descendants of Robert SteEn, who was b6rn near Cole- 
raine, Ireland, about 1730, not far from a place called 
"The Vow," and removed to the British Colonies in 
America, about 1755; was married about 1757 or 1758 to 
Elizabeth Boyd, and brought up a family of five chil- 
dren in what is now Lancaster Co., Pa 27 



BOOK TWO. 

Descendants of James StkEn, who was born in Ireland 
about 1734, and came to the British Colonies in America, 
about 1755. He finally settled in Union District, S. C, 
where he v^as married to a Miss Bogard, and brought up 
his family. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, 
and was killed in the battle of King's Mountain, Oct. 7, 
1780 159 



BOOK THREE. 

Descendants of Wieeiam SteEn, who was born in Ireland 
about 1738. He removed to the British Colonies in 
America, and after a time he located in Union District. 
S. C. He was a soldier m the Revolutionary War, and 
was wounded in the battle of King's Mountain, Oct. 7, 
1780. He was married, about 1772. to Naxcy Lusk, 
and brought up a family of eleven children in Union Dis- 
trict, S. C 211 



12 BIOGRAPHY OF* THE STEEN FAMILY, 

BOOK FOUR. 

PAGE. 

Descendants of Matthew Stekn, who was born in Ireland 
in 1755. and early removed to the British Colonies in 
America. He located first in Philadelphia, Pa., where 
he was married, about 1774, to Jane Taylor. In 1780 
he removed with his family to Washington Co., Pa., 
where his children grew to maturity, and where he died, 
April 2^, 1835, aged 80 years 249 



BOOK FIVE. 

Descendants of the James Steen who was born in Ireland 
about 1730; was married to Rachel Moore about 1751, 
and. lived near a place called "The Vow," in County 
Antrim, about eight Irish miles from Coleraine, and near 
the bank of the River Bann. They brought up a family 
of several children, most of whom emigrated to America. 297 



BOOK SIX. 

Descendants of George Steen, who was born in Ireland 
Dec. 16, 1758. He removed to America with two broth- 
ers, James and John, about 1775, and located in Lancaster 
Co., Pa. In 1833 he removed again with his family to 
what was then the far West, and secured a farm in Tippe- 
canoe Co., Ind., where he died, Dec. 16, 1836, aged 78 
years. He was married in Lancaster Co., Pa., about 1792 
to Anne Gualt, she having been born July 26, 1776, 
and died May 21, 1857. Tb them were born six children. 310 



BOOK SEVEN. 

Descendants of Frederick Steen, who was born in Lancas- 
ter Co., Pa., in 1755. He was married, about 1785, to 
Katherine Rector, and removed to Harrison Co., Ky., 
near Cynthiana, where all his four children were born and 
brought up. He died in Knox Co., Ky. (killed by a 
stroke of lightning), about 1815. After his death the 
familv removed to Missouri 



330 



TAEIJi OF CONTS^NTS. 1 3 

BOOK EIGHT. 

PAGE. 
Descendants of MosES Stden, who was born in Cnlmore, 
near Londonderry, Ireland, in 1718, and died Dec. 19, 
1795, ag-ed yj years. He was married to a Miss Nelson, 
and brought up his family at Culmore, — a beautiful spot 
overlooking Loch Foyle and the sea. His ancestors were 
originall}^ refugees from persecution. They came into 
Ireland from Scotland as early as the reign of James I., 
probably about 1620, and settled on the banks of the 
Foyle 348 



BOOK NINE. 

Descendants of John SteEn, of Balleney, who was born in 
Ireland in 1759, and died in May, 1852, aged 93 years. 
His grandfather was one of the persecuted Scotch who 
came into Ireland for religious freedom of conscience. 
John Steen was married, in 1778, to Nancy Schoals, 
who was also born in 1759, and died Dec. 17, 1847. To 
them were born a family of six children, all born on the 
townland of Balleney, near Coleraine, Ireland 389 



BOOK TEN. 

Descendants of the Matthev/ Steen who was the youngest 
son of James Steen, of County Tyrone, Ireland. He was 
born in Tyrone, Ireland, in 1771, and died in Noble Co., 
O., Feb. II, 1868, in the 97th year of his age. He came 
to America m 1793, and located first in Westmoreland 
Co., Pa., and afterwards settled permanently in Noble 
Co., O. He was married in Adams Co., Pa., Feb. i, 
1800, to Margaret Campreel, and brought up a family 
of seven children 416 



14 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STKKN FAMILY. 

BOOK ELEVEN. 

PAGE. 

Descendants of the James Steen who was born in the North 
of Ireland, early removed to America, and located in 
what is now Chester Co., Pa. He was for many years an 
elder of the Doe Run Presbyterian Church. He was 
married to Nancy Jordan, and brought up a family of 
ten children 4^4 



BOOK TWELVE. 

Descendants of the James Steen who was born in the Pro- 
vince of Ulster, Ireland, was married to Ann Scales, and 
brought up a family of at least four children. Many of 
his descendants are in America 429 



BOOK THIRTEEN. 

Descendants of Robert M. Steen, a son of John Steen, and 
who was born in Londonderry, Ireland, Nov. 16, 1810, 
and died near Sturges, Mo., Jan. 12, 1894, in the 84th 
year of his age. He was brought to America by his 
father when he was a small child. He went to sea when 
only about eight years of age, and spent his early life 
there. He was married in Indiana in 1836 to Jane Cul- 
BERTSON, and removed to Missouri, where he brought up 
a family of nine children 436 



BOOK FOURTEEN. 

Descendants of the James Steen who was born in Antrim, 
County Antrim, Ireland, in 1714, and spent a long and 
useful life there. He was married to a MiSS Hollinger, 
and brought up a large family. He was thrown from 
his buggy by a runaway horse in 1796, from the effects 
of which he died in the 82d year of his age 444 



TAr.LE 01^ CONTENTS. I5 

BOOK FIFTEEN. 

PACK. 

Descendants of Alexandkr Stkkn, who was born in 
Antrim, County Antrim, Ireland, in 17 16, and spent his 
life there. He was married to Jane Stkwart, and 
brought up a family of seven children, whose descendants 
are now very widely scattered. He was killed by a gun- 
shot on the day of the battle of Antrim as he sat under 
an arbor in his own private garden, in June, 1798, in the 
82d year of his age 45 3^ 



BOOK SIXTEEN. 

Descendants of Davtd Steen, who was born in County 
Londonderry, Ireland, and twice married. Some of his 
descendants came to America, and resided in New York, 
Pennsylvania, and Ohio. Also, in Chapter II. of this 
book, another David Steen, who was born in the North 
of Ireland, and was married about 1795 to Mary Eliza- 
beth Armstrong, by whom he had at least two children, 
one of whom resided at Berlin Heights, O 468 



BOOK SEVENTEEN. 

Descendants of James Steen, who was born in Malpos, 
England, May 19, 1761. He was married to Elizabeth 

^ Wood, in Chester, England, in December, 1785, and 
removed to America in 1705. He located in Brattle- 
boro, \''t., where he resided with his family for 23 years. 
In 1818 he removed to Richland, N. Y., where he died, in 
1826, in the 65th year of his age. 478 



l6 BIOGRAPHY OF THIi STEKN FAMILY. 

BOOK EIGHTEEN. 

Miscellaneous Steen Familifs of Scotch-Irish 
Descent. 

PAGE. 

Chapter I. — John Steen, from Scotland 488 

Chapter II. — John Steen, from Ireland 490 

Chapter III. — Arthur Steen, from Ireland 494 

Chapter IV. — William Steen, of Ireland 500 

Chapter V. — Thomas Steen, of Ireland 501 

Chapter VI. — John Steen, of Culmore. Ireland 502 

Chapter VII. — C. N. Steen, of Ireland 505 

Chapter VIII. — William M. Steen, from Ireland 508 

Chapter IX. — Other Steens, in Texas 511 



BOOK NINETEEN. 

Miscellaneous vSc.\ndinavian Families. 

Chapter I — Rasmus Jansen Steen 514 

Chapter II. — Carl Ludwig Steen 516 

Chapter III. — Heinrich Steen 517 

Chapter IV. — Claus Matthias Steen 519 

Chapter V. — John Otto Steen 520 

Chapter VI. — Samuel Martin Steen 521 

Chapter VII. — Johannes Kundsen Steen 523 

Chapter VIII. — Peder O. Steen 524 

Chapter IX. — Anders Th. Steen 525 



BOOK TWENTY. 
Steens in Holland 528 



General Index, 



531 



NTRODUCTION. 



The name SteEn seems to be of Scandinavian origin, and 
indicative of solidity, strength, or force of character. It is 
closely allied to such names as Cephas in the Aramaic language, 
Peter in the Greek, Stein in the German, and Stone in the Eng- 
lish — all of which signify the same thing, a rock, or stone, which 
implies firmness. 

The early possessors of the name seem also to have main- 
tained something of the character indicated thereby. Gustavus 
AdoJphiis, King of Sweden, who came to the throne in 1611, as a 
Christian hero and patriot fought for liberty of conscience, and 
led an arm.y of sixty thousand men into Germany for the noble 
purpose of rescuing Protestants from the tyranny of the house 
of Austria, had an oincer tmder his command whose name was 

Steen. 

In Norway and Denmark the name is still not uncommon ; 
and near the close of the nineteenth century a number of families 
from these countries have emigrated to America and settled in the 
Northwestern and Pacific Coast States, with some of whom the 
writer has had correspondence or personal intercourse. 

In 1891 Oscar II., King of Norway and Sweden, appointed 
a Mr. Steen to the position of Premier. The following is copied 
from a New York daily paper of May 25, 1891 : 

"The Conservative ministry has been overthrown because 
the Btrner resolution was passed against its wishes by a vote of 
59 to 55 ; and when the King requested the Radical Berner to 
form a new Cabinet he declined, and referred the King to his 
bitterest enemy, Mr. Steen, who is undoubtedly, after Sverdrap, 
the most eminent man in the party. King Oscar lias, in acting 
on this advice, 8:iven a guarantee that he is a Constitutional King, 
who has accepted parliamentarism in good faith. Mr. Steen, who 
is the head master or principal of the public gymnasium in Stra- 
venger, and has for many years been a leader of the more radical 
wing of the Liberal party in the Storthing, is ]X'rsonally 
obnoxious to the Khig; and the general impression in Norway 
has been that Oscar II. would under no circumstances consent 
(2) 



1 8 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

to any public reco|^nilion cf him. Mr. Steen, as will be remem- 
bered, played a conspicuous part in the impeachment of the con- 
servative ministry Selmer, and the contention of the Right has 
been that he prevaricated, and in other respects was unscrupulous 
in the selection of his means for ousting his enemies. He has, 
however, among the public-at-large the reputation of being an 
able and upright man, fearless and determined, and of great 
executive force. His radicalism is not at all alarming, referring 
chiefly to the extension of the suffrage, which ought long ago to 
have been granted; and the absolute equality of the two king- 
doms. The only possible danger which the country may incur 
from his leadership is the further straining of the relations with 
Sweden; for the new Premier is not of a conciliatory tempera- 
ment, and is imbued with a sense of 'Norse-Norse' .independence 
to the very linger tips. It would be a great misfortune if the 
question of diplomatic representation were to be pressed to the 
point of arousing further hostility in Sweden, and thereby weak- 
ening the union." 

In Holland or The Netherlands the name has attracted 
greater attention from the fact that one of the most celebrated 
Dutch painters bore the name of Stccn. — the renowned Jan 
Stccn — whose history is well know^n. The following item is 
copied from the "Library of Universal Knowledge" : 

"Steen, Jan. — A celebrated Dutch painter, born in 1626, or 
according to others, in 1636, at Leyden, where his father was a 
brewer. He showed a predilection for art, which led to his being 
apprenticed to a German painter, Nicholas Knuepfer, of Utrecht, 
Subsequently he became a pupil of Van Goyen, whose daughter 
Margaret he married. Very soon his repute became established. 
As he worked in a slow and elaborate manner, his gains were 
insufficient, and he started a brewery at Delft. Steen died in 
1679 or 1689, leaving his family in very destitute case. 

"As an artist of the Dutch school he ranks high, and his 
works are now much valued. In humor and spirit thev are 
scarcely surpassed, and their coloring is clear, fresh and delicate. 
At times he attempted historical subjects, but his success in these 
was not great. It was in the homely and domestic scenes that 
his genius exhibited itself, and in this field he has scarcely since 
been equaled." 

He was a relative of Rembrandt, and painted in all about 
three Inindrcd pictures, among which is a fine portrait of himself 



INTRODUCTION. 



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in the Ryks Museum at Amsterdam. "The Feast of St. 
Nicholas" is one of his best and happiest productions, and repre- 
sents his own family. His father and mother are in the back- 
ground ; his wife, in the foreground, extends her arms to a happy 
little girl, while six other children are included in the group. At 
the Louvre in Paris is one of his latest works, dated 1674 — "A 
Feast at an Inn" — painted after he had opened his tavern, and 
representing the actual interior of the place, and valued at thirty 
thousand francs. Sec Ccuiiiry Maga-jiuc, Dec, i8pj, pp. iy§-8. 
See also J . Steen, Etude sur l.'art en Hollande, by Van Westrhcenen 
(The Hague, 1856). 

In visiting The Netherlands many years ago the writer found 
in The Hague fifteen families who bore the name of Steen, and 
in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and other cities a lesser number. In 
entering the Royal jMuseum and Picture Gallery at The Hague 
we presented a card to the conductor, who glanced at it a 
moment, then clasped our hand in both of his, exclaiming with 
animated countenance. "Slecu ! Steen !" and then hurriedly led 
Us to several famous pictures, and pointing to them with enthusi- 
asm and apparent joy, cried out, "Jan Stcenl Jan Steen ! JAN 
STEEN !"' Thus, although we were far away from home, a 
stranger m a foreign land, the interest and pleasure of our sojourn 
there was greatly increased by the simple fact that we belong to 
The Steen Fa'inily. 

In the sixteenth century the Roman Catholic persecution of 
Protestants was most appalling. The Duke of Alva, it is said, 
even surpassed the persecuting heathen emperors of Rome in 
his extreme cruelty while attempting to crush out the rising spirit 
of religious and political liberty ; and according to Grotius 
destroyed the lives of one hundred thousand Protestants during 
the six vears of his regency (1567-1573). And in consequence of 
these troubles many of the most upright citizens tied into other 
countries for safety; among them a family of the name of Steen 
crossed over the sea and located in Ayrshire, Scotlaml, where 
the descendants remained for many generations. They were a 
noble stock of Protestant Christians of an unyielding type, who 
had determined to maintain liberty of conscience and freedom 
in the worship of God at every hazard. The spirit of persecu- 
tion which liad prc^^ailed so extensively in The Netherlands after- 
wards again arose in Scotland, and they were called to "endure 
hardness as good soldiers of Jesus Christ" and suffer imprison- 
ment for loyalty to God and the Gospel as tliey understood it. 



20 BIOGRAI'IIV OV rur. STKEN FAMiuY 

Our Scottish ancestral head, a devout and earnest Christian, was 
caused to languish for a considerable time at the "P>ass Rock" 
of historical fame as the prison house of the Covenanters, and was 
married to an estimable Christian woman on the very day of his 
release, probably at declaration of indulgence in 1672. This 
island rock is situated near the mouth of the frith of Forth, 
three miles northeast of North Berwick, in the North Sea. It is 
nearlv round, about one mile in circumference, four hundred feet 
higii, traversed by a vast cavern, and inaccessible on all sides 
except at the southwest, where it is impossible to land in stormy 
weather. After the Restoration, King Charles II. purchased this 
island rock and fortress for £4,000, or about $20,000, as a prison 
for Covenanters. It was a stronghold very difificult to capture, so 
much so that a mere handful of the partisans of James II. held 
the place from June, 1691, to April, 1694, against all the forces 
sent agamst it by King William III., who afterwards had the 
fortifications demolished in 1701. It is now a private possession, 
let out to a keeper, who receives fees from visitors. 

As early as the reign of James I. a family by the name of 
Steen crossed the Channel from Scotland into the North of Ire- 
land, and located upon the banks of the Foyle, in the Province of 
Ulster, and County of Londonderry. This was probably about 
1620, or perhaps a few years later. Here they continued to 
reside, notwithstanding the troublous times, and some at least 
escaped the terrible massacre of Protestants m Ireland in 164 1. 
during the reign of Charles I. Other families remained in Scot- 
land until a much later period. One family came over into Ire- 
land during the protectorate of Oliver Cromwell, and settled first 
at Killinsky, in County Down, and afterwards located in Antrim, 
probably about 1653 or 1655. Still another family remained in 
Scotland until near the close of the reign of Charles II., under 
whom they had endured many privations, as well as imprison- 
ment, for conscience sake. These came into Ireland about 1684 
or 1685, and located in County Antrim, near a place called "The 
Vow," on the l)anks of the River Bann, not many miles from 
Co'Craine. In the course of time there were families l)y the name 
of Steen living at C\ilmore, overlooking Loch Fovle, in the vicin- 
it\' of Londonderry, Antrim, Coleraine, Balleney, Ballyghan, The 
Vow, etc. These no dotibt were all from the same original 
stock, and possessed the characteristics of their forefather.s — 
firmness in Christian faith, and fidelity to their principles in the 
midst of persecution and severe trials. Some of these kindred 



INTRODUCTION. 21 

according to the flesh suffered in the terrible "siege of Derrv," 
m 1688, when King James II. endeavored to destroy by starva- 
tion this stronghold of Protestantism. The siege had been kejit 
up for one hundred and five days, when, under the command of 
William, the Prince of Orange, a man-of-war and two ships 
loaded with provisions arrived. It was with great diflficulty tl.at 
they could gain even an approach to the city, for the army of 
King James determined to prevent it if possible. A great chain 
had been stretched across the river to hinder the passage of anv 
vessel, but the warship of the Prince of Orange came against it 
with such force as to break the chain, yet the rebound was so 
great as to throw the vessel near the shore, where it stuck in the 
mud. The enemy raised a shout of triumph and rushed forward 
to board the ships and capture all the soldiers, crew, vessels and 
provisions; but a broadside, simultaneously shot from all the can- 
nons on board, not only arrested the attack, but the concussion 
also drove the vessel from the mud-bank and caused it to float 
out into deep water, to the great joy and relief of those on board 
the ship. They succeeded in running past all the batteries and 
obstructions in the river, and in relieving the starving inhabitants 
of the city of Londonderry. The greatest cruelty had been prac- 
ticed by the besiegers, and the utm.ost suffering endured by the 
besieged, who had eaten all their horses and dogs, and were said 
to be on their last ration of tallow and salted hide when the relief 
came. The garrison of seven thousand men had dwindled 
down to THREE thousand; many of them having died of starva- 
tion while resentmg the offer of a bribe of £2,000 or about $10,000 
to ajiy one who would open the gates to the enemy. They sent 
back their answer in the heroic message, "No surrender," and 
remained steadfast to the last. 

In' 1877, and again in 1896, the writer visited a number of 
families by the name of vSteen living in the northern counties of 
Ireland, and m everv instance found them to be earnest orthodox 
Presbyterian Christian people, several of whom were Presbyterian 
clergymen in charge of congregations. v;hile others were ruling 
elders in. the church. During the latter visit he was driven to 
the delightful home of John Steen, J. P., near Castlerock, in 
County Londonderry. It was a fine old Episcopal residence, 
which he had purchased at the time of the disestablishment. A 
flag was floating gracefully over it, which he thought was some 
British or Irish ensign ; but it proved to be the Scotcli-Irisli Stcoi 
family Crest, or ancient coat-of-arms, wliich had been in use for 



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BIOGRAPHY OI" TllK STKKN FAMILY. 



more than tivo hundred and fifty years. On a scroll beneath the 
figure was the motto, "Ad Diem Tendo." Its rightful color is 
Presbyterian true blue, which symbolizes fidelity. The following 
is a small cut of the same, which he found in use among other 
Steen families, as in Belfast, as their coat-of-arms, used on writ- 
ing paper and visiting cards. 




It represents the fabled Phoenix bird rismg from its own 
aslies, with extended wings, ready to fly away — an emblem of 
fairli in God and hope of immortality, which even the dark days of 
fiery persecution could not destroy. This steadfast faith and 
heroic endurance was characteristic of ihe Steen family in the 
sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The writer has also found 
Steen families in Scotland, England, Canada, and the United 
States possessing in general the same characteristics. 

Early in the eighteenth century several families of Steens 
removed from the North of Ireland to the British Colonies in 
America, settled in different localities, and have left a numerous 
posterity. Other famihes came at different times later on, and 
located in various portions of the country. They came with the 
great flow of population into the new country, which was mainly 
from the North of Ireland, and almost entirely Presbyterians; for 
the great Catholic-Irish immigration did not fairly commence 
until a much later period. "These people spread themselves rap- 
idly, from 1725 to 1765, through a large portion of Eastern and 
Western Pennsylvania, and into North and South Carolina, 
becoming the basis of the Presbyterian Church in America" ; and 
"constituting an element of the body politic second in value to 
no other, either in peace or war." 

The writer remembers that when a mere child he heard his 
father speak of his Great-grandfather Steen and his large family. 
His name, we believe, was Richard Steen, but of this we can not 
be certain. Perhaps he came to the American Colonies with his 
children, but of this we have no record, and do not know. Of 
one thing, however, we msy be sure, and that is, that he has left 
a very numerous posterity in this country. We think there can 
be no reasonable doubt but that Robert and Mattheiv Steen, who 
resided in Pennsylvania, and James and WUliani Steen, who 



INTRODUCTION. 



23 



removed to South Carolina and were soldiers in the Revolution- 
ary War, were all the sons of this man, and full brothers to each 
other. We were told in childhood that our great-grandfather, 
Robert Sieen, had brothers who removed to South Carolina, and 
were soldiers in the Revolutionary Army. 

In the following pages we shall first of all give the record, so 
far as known, of our great-grandfather, Robert Steen, and his 
descendants, tlien present separate a.ccounis of the various larger 
bninches of the related Steen families, devoting a "book," or a 
section of the work, to each. An interrogation point (?) after a 
name or date indicates doubt. 




Ri-v. MosKs D. A. Steek, D-D. 



BOOK ONE, 




DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT STEEN. 



Robert Steen was born near Coleraine, Ireland, not far from 
a place called "Tbe Vow," about 1730; removed to the British 
Colonies in America about 1755; was married to Elizabeth 
Boyd about 1757 or 1758; and brought up a family of five chil- 
dren in comfortable circumstances, near Chestnut Level, in what 
is now Lancaster Coim^v, Pennsvlvania. 



Robert Steen was one of the early immigrants who 
came over into the British Colonies in America from the North 
of Ireland, near the middle of the eighteenth century. He was 
probably one of the elder sons of Richard Steen ( ?), who was born 
about A. D. 1700, and perhaps came to America with his large 
family, together with other relatives and friends, to make their 
future home in this new crAmtry, and whose ancestors came from 
Scotland into Ireland, where they had lived for several genera- 
tions. They belonged to a race of men of strong convictions, 
resolute purposes, and had already endured hardships for the 
sake of their religious principles. They determined to brave the 
dangers of the ocean, the trials of frontier life, the deprivations 
incident to a new country, the struggles and difificvilties necessary 
to fell the forest, and to build homes for themselves and families 
in the new world. They landed in New York, but soon after- 
wards made their way to Pennsylvania, where, free from the 
(27) 



28 I'.IOC.K.MMIN' ())• Tlliv STKI^N VAMII.V. 

(loprcdations of the Indians, they would have a better oppor- 
tunity to secure their own lands, and provide the necessaries of 
life, with less of danger and more of comfort to themselves. In 
the large family of Richard Steen(?) there v.'ere several sons, 
among whom were Robert and Matthew, who settled in Pennsyl- 
vania ; and James and William, wlio removed to the South and 
located permanently in Union District, South Carolina, and each 
became the paternal ancestor of a large branch of the Steen fam- 
il\- residing in the Southern States. 

Robert Steen was born not far from Coleraine, Ireland, 
probably about 1730 ( ?), and most likely on the old "Green Hill" 
farm, near a ])lace called "The Vow," where there is a cemetery, 
an old mill site, and a school, which the writer visited in 1896. 
It is situated on the hauk of the River Bann, about eight Irish 
miles from Coleraine, in County Antrim, and Province of Ulster, 
Ireland (?). When about twenty-five years of age he removed to 
the British Colonies with a large number of immigrants, relatives 
and friends, about the year 1755 (?). He w'as married to Miss 
Elizabeth Boyd, probably about 1757 or 1758 ( ?), acquired a 
farm, and established his home near Chestnut Level, in Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, not far from the Susquehanna River, where 
he brouglit up a family of three sons and two daughters in com- 
fortable circumstances. He was a man of influence, a devout 
Presbyterian, a successful farmer, a patriotic citizen, opposed to 
the Tories, and strongly favoring American independence, having 
two brothers in the Revolutionary Army. He was a fine singer, 
especially fond of music and good society. He lived to a ripe old 
age, but the date of his death is not known to us. The follow- 
ing arc the names of his children : Samuel, Robert, Mary, Eliza- 
beth, and Alexander. 



CHAPTER I. 



Sanuiel Steen, the eldest son of Robert and Elizabetli 
Boyd Steen, was born near Chestnut Level, in Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, about 1760 (?), and was brought up on 
hir, father's farm. He v/as an intelligent, industrious, and suc- 
cessful furmer. He removed to Berkelev Countv, Virginia, 



DliSCKNDANTS OF" ROBERT STKliN. 



29 



where he was married 10 Miss Mary Mayers, prol^al^ly about 
1790 (?), and brought up a large family of eleven children. He 
was a man of influence and usefuhiess in society ; a strict Pres- 
byterian, who faithfu.lly read the Bible, kept the Sabbath, observed 
family worship, and was habitual and regular in his attendances 
upon the ordinances and services of public worship in the sanc- 
tuary. Late in life he removed with his wife and family to 
Belmont County, Ohio, and located upon a farm near St. Clairs- 
ville, where they spent the remainder of their lives, highly 
respected by all. 

About 1850 all, or nearly all, of their children, together with 
their families, were living in that region, but now the children of 
Samuel and Mary A'fayers Steen are all dead, and their families 
are very widely scattered. 

I. — Alexander Steen, son of Samuel and Mary Mayers Steen 
was born in Berkeley County, Virginia, in January, 1800, and 
^-emoved with his parents to the farm near St. Clairsville, Bel- 
mont Co., (). He afterwards lived in Franklin County, Penn- 
sylvania, and in 1856 removed to Washington County, Illinois, 
where he located upon a farm, and where he died Sept. 25, 
1869, '-'"^ the 70th year of his age. T^ike his parents and all his 
brothers and sisters, he v\'as a Presbyterian in faith and practice 
He was married in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, the exact 
date being unknown, but probably about 1826 or 1827, to Miss 
Rosanna Hunter, who died in Belmont County, Ohio, March 6, 
1848. To Alexander and Rosamia Hunter Steen were born 
the following children: 

1. Sarah Steen was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, 
about 1828, and died in infancy. 

2. Mary Jane Steen was born in Franklin County, Pennsyl- 
vania, in 1830. She was married to Samuel McElhenny, 
March i, 1857, and died in Henderson County, Illinois, Dec. 
26, 1864. in the 35th year of her age. 

/. — James Lincoln vSteen ^IcElhenny, son of Samuel and 
Mary Jane Steen McElhenr.y. was born about 1858. and 
died near Powersville, Putnam Co., Mo., in the spring of 
1892. 

3. Frances Ann Steen. daughter of Alexander and Rosann.a 
Hunter Steen. was born in Franklin Count}-. Pennsylvania, 
in 1832, and died in Topeka. Kan., in 1893. 



30 



F!I()C.U\1'IIV oK Till*. STI'KX FAMILY 

v^anuK'l (;iffen Steen, a faniKT. a son of .Vlexander and 
Ro,>anna Hunter Steen. was born in Franklin County, Penn- 
sylvania, in 1836. He was married in Belmont County, 
(')hio, Marcli 3. i85(;. to Miss Sarah E. Bell, she having born 
in IJelmont County, (Miirj. Aug. 24, 1840. They removed 
to Henderson County. llliiKjis. where all their children were 
born. They reside at present at Hawthorn, Montgomery 
Co., la. The following are their children: 
/. — Rosanna Steen, daughter of Samuel G. and Sarah E. 

Steen, was born in Henderson County. Illinois. Jan. 8. 

i86o. and died in the same place April 3. i860. 

//. — William Taggart Steen — a farmer — a son of Samuel G. 
and Sarah E. Steen, was l:>orn March 20. 1861, and died 
near Hawthorn. Montgomery Co , la.. May 28. 1893, in 
the 33d vear of his age. He was married to Miss Sarah 
Smith, Feb. 25, t88c, to whom the following three chil- 
dren were born;- near Hawthorn. la.: 

1. Edna ]May Steen was born Jan. 17. 1887. 

2. Leroy GifTen Steen was borri July 20, 1888. 
5. Mabel Fern Steen was born Aug. 29, 1891. 

///. — Hunter Adoniram Steen — a farmer — a son of Samuel 
G. and Sarah E. Steen, was born in Henderson County, 
Illinois, July 18, 1863. He was married Feb. 22, 1888, to 
Miss Clara Dixon, to w'hom were born four children, as 
follows — residence, PTawthorn, la.: 

1. De Ette E. Steen, daughter of Hunter A. and Clara 
Steen, was bom near Hawthorn, la., Jan. 2, 1889. 

2. Vier Samuel Steen, son of Hunter A. and Clara Steen, 
was born near Hawthorn, la.. Sept. 19. 1890. and died 
Oct. 20, 1894. 

J. Ruby Irene Steen. daughter of Hunter A. and Clara 

Steen, was born near Hawthorn. la., Jan. 2, 1893. 

4. William Henry vSteen. son of Hunter A. and Clara 

Steen, was born near Hawthorn. Montgomery Co., la.. 

Nov. 2, 1895. 

. James Alexandei Steen. son of Alexander and Rosanna 

Steen was born near St. Ciainsville, Belmont Co., O., Sept. 8. 

1842. He was brought to the West with his father's family 

in 1856; grew up to nianliood \^y^^\^ Ids father's farm, in 

Washingtoii Count)-. Illinois; resided there till 1870, and 




Mr. and Mr?. SAMuKr G. Stkkn 



DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT STEEN. 



33 



then located near Hawthorn, la., where he continued until 
1887: then removed to a farm near Powersville, Putnam Co., 
Mo., where he still lives — a practical farmer. He was mar- 
ried in Springfield, 111., March 28, 1867, to Miss Martha 
Jane Broomfield, she having been born in Jessamine County, 
Kentucky, June 7, 1842, and died in Seymour, Wayne Co., 
la., July t8, i88t. He was married a second time Oct. 17, 
1882, to Miss Sarah Jane Lepper. He was married a third 
time April 3, 1893, she having been born in Mercer County, 
Mo., in 185 1. 

/. — Leona Steen, daughter of James A. Steen and his first 
wife, was born in Henderson County, Illinois, Sept. i, 
1868, and died in infancy. 

//. — George Masters Steen, son of James A. Steen and his 
second wife, was born near Hawthorn, la., July 22, 1883. 

///. — Samuel Arnold Steen, son of James Alexander Steen 
and his third wife, was born near Powersville, Putnam Co., 
Mo., April I, 1895. 

IT. — Elizabeth Steen. a daughter of Samuel and Mary Mayers 
Steen, was born in Berkeley County, Virginia, in 180 1 • 
removed with her parents to Belmont County, C^hio, and lived 
with chem upon her father's farm, near St. Clairsville, until 
after his death. She was an amiable and useful Christian 
woman ; was never married, and died at the residence of her 
sister, Mrs. Ann Steen Leech, in Winterset, la., in August, 
1879, ^iged 78 years. 

III. — Jane Steen, a daughter of Samuel and Mary Alayers 
Steen, was born in Berkeley County, Virginia, Sept. 6, 1804, 
and removed with her parents to their home, near St. Clairs- 
ville, Belmont Co., O., v/here she lived until after her marriage. 
She afterwards resided in the same neighborhood until her 
death, March 6, 1835. at the age of 30 years, 6 months, and 6 
days. She was married near St. Clairsville, O., in 1825, to 
Abner Stilwell, he having been born near Hancock. Ind., 
Nov. 2, 1802, and died at the family residence, near St. Clairs- 
ville, O., in March, 1889, in the 87th year of his age. To Abner 
and Jane Steen Stilwell were born the following four children : 
I. John Crey Stilwell, the eldest son of Abner and Jane Steen 
Stilwell, was born near St. Clairsville, llelmont Co., O.. 
(3) 



34 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

March 22, 1827, and died in Richland Co., O., Aug. 24, 1868, 
in the 42d year of his ago. He was a farmer by occupation. 
• John C. Stihvdl was married, Feb. i, 1849, to Nancy Jane 
Colhns, she having been born March 16, 1832, and died in 
Richland County, Ohio, Dec. i, 1861, in the 30th year of her 
age. To them were born the following five children: 

/. — Sarah Agnes Adams Stilwell, eldest child of John C. and 
Nancy J. Stilwell, was born in Belmont County, Ohio, 
Feb. 24, 1850, and was married in Knox County, Ohio, 
Aug. 10, 1871. to LaFayette Zalmon, a farmer, who still 
resides near Greersville, Knox Co., O. To them were 
born the following: 

1. William Lewis Zalmon was born April 22. 1872, and 
died July 25, 1873. 

2. John Edwin Zalmon was born Sept. 24, 1873, and died 
: March 7, 1875. 

//. — William Collins Stilwell, the second child and eldest son 
of John C. and Nancy J. Stilwell, was born in Belmont 
County, Ohio, June 21, 1852, and is a carpenter by occu- 
pation. He was married at Fredericktown, Knox Co., 
O., July I, 1875, to Miss Flvina Mock, she having been 
born in Sauk County, Wisconsin, June 7, 1855, and died 
in Eaton County, Mich., Feb. 22,, 1884, in the 29th year of 
iier age. William C. Stilwell was married a second time 
in Charlotte, Eaton Co., Mich., to his cousin, Miss Annie 
Belle Miller. Both are earnest and devout Presbyterian 
Christian people. Residence, Charlotte, Eaton Co., Mich. 
To William C. and Elvina Mock Stilwell were born the 
following children: 
J.. Sheiidan Mock Stilwell was born in Knox County, 

Ohio, Sept. 27, 1877. 
2. Henry Harrison Stilwell was born in Eaton County, 
Michigan, Sept. 10, 1880. 

///. — Lucretia Jane Stilwell, the third' child and second 
daughter of John C. and Nancy J. Stilwell, was born in 
Richland County, Ohio, Nov. 15, 1854, and was married 
in Knox County, Ohio, March 6, 1880, to William 
McDonohi, a farmer; residence near Belleville, Richland 
Co., O. To them was born one child: 
I. — A daughter. 



DESCENDANTS OE ROBERT STEEN, 35 

/F. — lona Aclella Stilwell (Collins) was born in Richland 
County, Ohio, June 29, 1857, and was brought up by her 
grandparents, and took their name — the name of Collins 
— by which name she was known before her marriage. 
She was married in Zanesville, Logan County, Ohio, 
March 30. 1895, to Noel Bradford Montgomery — a farmer 
• — he having been born near Rich Hill, Knox County, 
Ohio, March 31, 1873. Residence, Raymonds, Union 
County, Ohio. 

V. — James Abel Stilwell. the fifth child and second son of 
John C. and Nancy J. Stilwell, was born in Richland 
County, Ohio, April 25, 1861. -j -f rr>| f?QQ 

. James Alexander Stilwell, the second son, and the second 
child of Abner and Jane Steen Stilwell, was born near St. 
Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio, September 25, 1828. 
He has been a prosperous farmer, and now resides in Osceola, 
Polk County, Nebraska, his farm being about one-fourth mile 
from Shelby, Nebraska. James A. Stilwell was married, 
May 10, 1859, to Louisa Howard Shue, she having been 
born December 27, 1840. To them were born the follow- 
ing children : 

/. — Elizabeth Jane Stilwell was born near St. Clairsville, 
Ohio, March 15, 1861, and was married near Princeton, 
Illinois, March 3, 1884, to Peter Christian Sommerstedt — 
a farmer — he having been born in Denmark, February 24, 
1856. To them have been born the following children. 
Residence, Osceola, Polk County, Nebraska. 
/ Myrtle Louetta Sommerstedt was born near Shelby, 

Nebraska, November 19, 1884. 
2. Ralph Howard Sommerstedt was born near Shelby, 

Nebraska, January i, 1890. 
J. Grace Ruth Sommerstedt was l)orn in Osceola. 
Nebraska, February 10, 1898. 
//. — George Crey Stilwell was born near St. Clairsville. Ohio. 
May 30, 1863, and died May 20, 1884, in the 21st year of 
his age. 
///. — Charles F. Stilwell, the third child and second son of 
James A. and Louisa H. Stilwell, was born near St. Clairs- 
ville, Ohio, April t6, 1866; was a student at Weslevan 
University, at Lincoln. Nebraska. 



36 inOCRAlMIV OK TlIK STKKN FAMILY. 

//'. — William Mitchell Stihvcll was born near St. Clairsville, 
Ohio, March 7, 1875, and died May 20, 1877, aged 2 years, 
2 months, and 13 days. 

r. — Grace DavHno^ Stilvvcll, the fifth child and second daugh- 
ter of James A. and Louisa H. Stilvvell, was born near St. 
Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio, February 21, 1877; 
graduated from the Shelby High School in 1894, and from 
the Normal Department of Wesleyan University, at Lin- 
cohi, Neb., in 1895. Residence, Osceola, Nebraska. 

VI. — Nola Leota Stilwell, the sixth child and third daughter 
of James A. and Louisa H. Stilwell, was born at Limerick, 
Bureau County, Illinois, January 6, 1880; a student of 
Wesleyan University, at Lincoln, Nebraska. 

J'Jf. — Viretta Luella Stilwell, the seventh child and fourth 
daughter of James A. and Louisa H. Stilwell, was born 
at Limerick, Illinois, May 9, 1881. Residence, Osceola, 
Nebraska. 

VIII. — Frank Enoch Stilwell, the fourth son, the eighth and 
youngest child of James and Louisa H. Stilwell, was born 
at Shelby, Polk County, Illinois, October 17, 1887. Resi- 
dence, Osceola, Nebraska. 

3. Mary Jane Stilwell, the third child and only daughter of 
Abner and Jane Steen Stilwell, was born near St. Clairsville, 
Belmont County, Ohio, June 3, 1833, and was married to 
Joseph Miller September 8, 1849, he having been born 
August 2y, 1823, and died December 28, 1866, in the 44th 
year of his age. Family residence, St. Clairsville, Ohio. To 
Joseph and Mary Jane Miller were born, in St. Clairsville, 
Ohio, the following children: 

/. — Sarah Louisa Miller was born January 9, 1852, and was 
married by Rev. George N. Johnston, in Steubenville, 
Ohio, April 2, 1879, to Joseph Wood Bentley — a farmer. 
Residence, St. Clairsville. Ohio. To Joseph W. and Sarah 
L. Bentley were born the following children: 

1. Cora Wood Bentley, boi*n in 1880. 

2. Harry Elwood Bentley, born in 1889. 

//.—Mary Agnes Miller was born March 2, 1854, and was 
married September 10. 1887, to George Armstrong 
Brokaw. 



DESCKNDANTS OF ROBERT STEEN. 3^ 

///. — Laura Jane Miller was born August 27, 1856, and was 
married by Rev. Robert Alexander, December 28, 1883, 
to Walter John Cowans — a liveryman. Residence, 
Wellsburgh, West Virginia. 

IV. — Annie Belle Miller was born August 24, 1858, and was 
married in Charlotte, Michigan, to William C. Stihvell. 
To them were born the following children. Residence, 
Charlotte, Michigan. 

1. Ethel AniJla Stilwell, born in 1889. 

2. Olive Jane Stilwell, born in 1891. 

J. William Joseph Stilwell, born in 1894. 
V. — Cornelia Adaline Miller was born January 9, i860, and 

was married in St. Clairsville, Ohio, by the Rev. Mr. 

Hingley, June 28, 1892, to Joseph Harper — a carpenter 

by occupation. To them was born: 

I. Joseph Albert Harper, born in 1894. 
VI. — Elizabeth Ross Miller was born April 2, 1862, and was 

married by Rev. WilHam Miller, March 7, 1883, to George 

Washington Brokaw — a farmer. Residence, Flushing, 

Belmont Coimty, Ohio. To them were born the following 

children : 

1. Clarence Miller Brokaw, born in 1884. 

2. Joseph Hacket Brokaw, born in 1888. 
J. Wilella Jane Brokaw, born in 1891. 

4. Louisa S. Brokaw, born in 1894. 

VII. — William Newton Miller was born February 2, 1864; 
a stonemason by trade. Residence, St. Clairsville, Ohio. 

VIII. — Alverda C. Miller was born July 27, 1866. Resi- 
dence, St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio. 

4. Samuel Steen Stilwell, tlie fourth child and youngest son of 
Abner and Jane Steen Stilwell, was born near St. Clairsville, 
Belmont County, Ohio, May 15. 1834, and died at Bridge- 
port, Ohio, January 2, 1889, in the 55th year of his age, leav- 
ing a wife and nine children. He was married in St. Clairs- 
ville, Ohio, August 7, 1856, to Anna Maria Geller, she having 
been born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, February 22, 
1838. Family residence. No. 3739 Harrison Street, Bel- 
lairc, Ohio. To Samuel S. and Anna M. Stilwell were born 
the following children: 



38 BIOGRAPHY OF Till- STl-KN FAMILY. 

/._Abner Slilwell was born May 25, 1857, and died near 
Steubenville, Ohio, May 5, 1888; killed by a railroad acci- 
dent caused by obstructions on the Cleveland & Pittsburgh 
Railroad, of which he was an engineer. He was married 
in Wellsville, Ohio, August 5, 1883, to Annette King, she 
having been born in Wellsville, Ohio, in August, 1862, and 
now resides in Cleveland, Ohio. To Abner and Annette 
King Stilwell were born the following: 

1. I^eona Stilwell was born June 5, 1884, and died in 
August, 1885. 

2. Ralph Stilwell was born in Bellaire, Ohio, December 
27, 1886. 

//. — John W. Stilwell, the second son of Samuel S. and 
Anna M. Stilwell was born December 11, 1858 — by occu- 
pation a miller. He was married in West Alexandria, 
Pennsylvania, March 22, 1884, to Mollie Orr, she having 
been born in Bridgeport, Ohio, November 22, 1869. Resi- 
dence, Martin's Ferry, Ohio. To them were born the 
following: 

1. Clyde Scott Stilwell was born in Bridgeport, Ohio, 
April II, 1886. 

2. Abner Jones Stilwell was born in Bellaire, Ohio, May 
15, 1888. 

5. Lillian Stilwell was born in Martin's Ferry, Ohio, Sep- 
tember 4, 1891 

4. Louis Stilwell was born in Martin's Ferry, Ohio, 
December 19, 1894. 

///. — Sophia Adaline Stilwell, the third child and eldest 
daughter of Samuel S. and Anna M.- Stilwell, was born 
April ]i, 1861. She was married at Bridgeport, Ohio, 
February 19, 1886, to Albert Rogers — a farmer — he 
having been born at Potomac, Ohio, July 5, 1852. Resi- 
dence, Bellaire, Ohio. To them were born the follow- 
ing: 

1. Grace Rogers was born in Bellaire, Ohio, June 14, 1890. 

2. May Margaret Rogers was born in Bellaire. Ohio, May 
■ 6, 1894. 

IV. — George B. McCIellan Stilwell, the fourth child and third 
son of Samuel S. and Anna M. Stilwell, was born April 11, 



DESCENDANTS OE ROBERT STEEN. 30 

1S63, and was married in St. Clairsville, O., November 18, 

1889, to Annie Elim, she having been born at Brookside, 
Ohio, in January, 1865. Residence, Bridgeport, Ohio. 
To them were born the following: 

1. Charles Louis Stilwell was born in Bellaire, Ohio, 
December 19, 1890. 

2. Hilda Stilwell was born in Bellaire, Ohio, April 15, 1891. 
J. Estella Stilwell was born in Bellaire, Ohio, August 23, 

1892. 

4. Hazel Stilwell was born in Bridgeport, Ohio, September 
13, 1895. 

V . — Craig vStilwell, the fifth child, and fourth son of Samuel 

5. and Anna M. Stilwell, was born April 18, 1865, and was 
married at Bridgeport, Ohio, in April, 1892, to Bertha 
Tarbott, she having been born at Kirkwood, Ohio, Decem- 
ber 15, 1875. Residence, Bridgeport, Ohio. To them 
the following child was born : ' 

J. Elizabeth Maria Stilwell was born in Bridgeport, Ohio, 
January 4, 1894. 

VI. — Oscar D. Stilwell, the sixth child, and fifth son of Sam. 
uel S. and Anna M. Stilwell, was born September 23, 1867, 
and died April 9, 1868, aged 6 months and 26 days. 

VII. — Lorena Stilwell, the seventh child and second daugh- 
ter of Samuel S. and Anna M. Stilwell, was born Novem- 
ber 22, 1869, and was married in Bellaire, Ohio, June 24, 

1890, to Frank Hicks — a miller — he having been bom 
in Uniontcwn, Ohio, February 14, 1864. Residence, Bel- 
laire, Ohio. To them were born the following: 

J. Helen Geneva Hicks was born in Bellaire, Ohio, May 

8, 1891. 
2. Vera Hicks was born in Bellaire, Ohio, x\pril i, 1894, 

and died January 2.6, 1897. 

VIII. — Jennie Verlinda Stilwell, the eighth child and third 
daughter of Samuel S. and Anna M. Stilwell, was born 
December 23, 1871, and was married in Bellaire, Ohio, 
January 19, 1891, to James G. Crawford — a painter. 
Residence, Bellaire, Ohio. To them were born the fol- 
lowing: 



AO i5ior.i:.\iMn- (>!• Tin-- sri'.i'X kamii.v. 

J. Ralph luis^enc Crawford was l)orn in I'.ellaire, Ohio. 

July I, 1892. 
2. Leo Crawford was born in I'ellairc, Ohio, December 
23, 1894. 

IX. — Henry Ross Stilwell, the ninth child and sixth son of 
Samuel S. and Anna M. Stilwell. was born December 20, 
1873. Residence, Bellaire, Ohio. 

X.— Margaret Myrtle Stilwell, the tenth child and fourth 
daughter of Samuel S. and Anna M. Stilwell, was born 
March 25, 1876. She now resides with her mother in 
Bellaire, Ohio. 

XI. — vSamuel Joseph Stilwell, the eleventh child and sev- 
enth son of Sanuiel S. and Anna M. Stilwell, was born 
August 16, 1879 — a painter by occupation. He resides 
with his mother at the family residence. No. 3739 Harrison 
Street, Bellaire, Belmont County, Ohio. 

IV. — James Steen, a son of Samuel and Mary Mayers Steen, 
was born in Berkeley County, Virginia. He removed with his 
parents to the farm near St. Ciairsville, Ohio. He is reported 
to have been married, Imt of this we have no record. The later 
portion of his life was spent in Virginia, w'here he died. 

V. — Anne Steen, a daughter of Sanuiel and Mary ]\Iayers Steen, 
was born in Berkeley County, Virginia, in 1809. She removed 
with her parents to their farm, near St. Ciairsville, Belmont 
County. Ohio, where she resided until after marriage, her 
father having died before her marriage. She, as well as her 
parents and all the family, was a strict Presbyterian, and 
until after 1850 all her father's children and their families were 
stil! living in that vicinity. All the children of Samuel and 
Mary Mayers Steen are now dead, and their descendants are 
very widely scattered, some of whom are living in Ohio, Illi- 
nois, Iowa, Missouri, Virginia, etc. 

Anne Steen w^as married at St. Ciairsville, O., Aug. 30, 1830, 
to Josiah Laughlin Leech, he having been born in Harrison 
County, Ohio, July 25, 1812, and died in Winterset, Madison 
County, Iowa, Augu.st 28, 1897, in the 86th year of his age. 
Mrs. Anne Steen Leech died in 1880 at Winterset, Iowa, aged 
71 years. The follov.-ing are their children: 



DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT STEEN. 4I 

1. L,etitia Leech was born in Belmont County, Ohio, May 25, 
1831. She was married near Fairview, (juernsey County, 
Ohio, December 31, 1851, to John Boden — a farmer — he 
having been born near Morristown, Behnont County, Ohio, 
October 5, 1829. Residence, Hendrysburgh, Ohio. The 
following are their children: 

/. — M. A. Tjoden was born near Hendrysburgh, Belmont 

Comity, Ohio, December 13, 1852. She was married to 

a Mr. Boyd. 
//. — Mary Belle Boden was born near Cambridge, Guernsey 

County, Ohio, June 4, 1854. She was married to a Mr. 

Mead. 
///. — Wilbur L. Boden was born near Fairview. Guernsey 

County, Ohio, May 25, 1857. 
IV. — Samuel E. Boden was born near Morristown, Belmont 

County, Ohio, June 28, 1861. 
V. — Luella J. Boden was born near Fairview, Guernsey 

County, Ohio, February 13, 1868. She was married to a 

Mr. Shepherd, 

2. Marv Jane Leecli, the second daughter of Josiah L. and 
Anne Steen Leech, was born in Belmont County, Ohio, in 
1833, and died when about two years old. 

3. Sarah Elizabeth Leech, the third daughter of Josiah L. and 
Anne Steen Leech, was born in Guernsey County, Ohio, 
March 30, 1835. She v/as married at Washington, Guern- 
sey County, Ohio, May 23, 1865, to William Cunningham 
Henerv, he having been born in Guernsey County, Ohio, 
February 23, 1833. Soon after marriage they located in 
Winterset, Madison County, Iowa, where they still reside. 
Mr. Henery is engaged in the insurance business. The fol- 
lowing are the children of William C. and Sarah E. Henery: 
/. — Josiah Wilbur Henery was born August 26, 1869. 

//. — Cora Mabel Henery was born January 13, 1874. 
///. — John Ah^a Henery was born March 20, 1876. 

4. Nancy Eleanor Leech, the fourth daughter of Josiah L. and 
Anne Steen Leech, was born in Belmont County. Ohio, Feb- 
ruary 12, 1837. She was married in Winterset, Iowa, 
November 17. 1870. to John McMillan Stewart, he having 
been born in Columbiana Countv, Ohio. ()ctol)er 4. 1837 — a 



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BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEKN FAMILY. 

fanner by occupation. Residence, near Winterset, Madison 
County, Iowa. The folloAving" are their children: 
/.—Fiank Samuel vStewart was born August 2, 1871. 
//.—Clyde Ev-rett Stewart was born May 2, 1873. 
///.—Nellie I.earnie Stewart was born September 5, 1875. 

Robert Laughlin Leech, the fifth child and eldest son of 
Josiah L and Anne Steen Leech, was born in Belmont 
County, Ohio, June 15, 1839 — a State travehng salesman. 
He was married at Aloorefield. Harrison County, Ohio, 
August 30, 1864, to Miss Addie E. Williams, she having been 
horn at Moorefield, Ohio, January 6, 1847. Residence, 
Winterset, !\[adison County, Iowa. The following are their 
children: 

/. — Laura A. Leech was born November 16, 1865 — a 

teacher. 
//. — Benoni H. Leech was born May 19, 1870. 
///. — Jessie A. Leechwas born April 11, 1873. 
IV. — Charles S. Leech was born February 13, 1876. 
V. — Flora Leech was born January 18, 1879. 
VI. — John A. Leech was born February 8, 1882. 
VH — Chester R. Leech was born May 26, 1885. 
F///. — Lucile Leech was born September 9, 1888. 

. Samuel Boyd Leech, the sixth child, and second son of 
Samuel L. and Anne Steen Leech, was born in Egypt, three 
and one-half miles northeast of Hendrysburgh, Belmont 
County, Ohio, August 3, 1841. He was married at the same 
place, February 28, 1867, to Miss Martha Jane Henderson; 
she having been born near Antrim, Guernsey County, Ohio, 
April 7, 1847. ^^^- Leech is by occupation a traveling sales- 
man. Residence, Des Moines, Iowa. The following are the 
cliildren of Samuel B. and Martha J. Leech: 

/. — Clyde Clifton Leech was born in Grove City, Cass 

County, Iowa, December 20, 1867. 
//. — Margaret Anna Leech was born in Winterset, Madison 

County, Iowa, April 14, 1869. 
///. — Lillian May Leech was born in Winterset, Madison 

County, Iowa, April 15, 1871. 



DESCENDANTS OF "ROBERT STEEN. 43 

IP'. — William Frederic Leech was born in Fairview, Guern- 
sey County, Ohio, November 12, 1875. 

7. James Alexander Leech, the seventh child and third son 
of Josiah and Anne Steen Leech, was born in Belmont 
County, Ohio, November 25, 1843. He studied medicine, 
and has practiced medicine for many years. He is now a 
prominent physician in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He 
was married in Cambridge, Ohio, August 7, 1867, to Miss 
Amanda Robe, of Washington, Ohio, a daughter of William 
and Mary Robe. They liave no children. Residence, Col- 
orado vSp'-ings, Colorado. 

8. Joseph Arastus Leech, the eighth child and fourth son. of 
Josiah L. and Anne Steen Leech, was born in Belmont 
County, Ohio, in 1S46, and died in 1848, when about two 
years old. 

g. Martha Anna Leech, the nmth child, the fifth and youngest 
daughter of Josiah L. and Anne Steen Leech, was born near 
Fairview, Guernsey County, Ohio, May 15, 1853. She was 
married in Winterset, Madison County, Iowa, November 9, 
1881, to George M. Violet — a merchant — he having been 
born near Oskaloosa, Iowa, July 1, 1855. Residence, Afton, 
Union County, Iowa. The following are their children: 
/. — Claire J. Violet was born in Afton, Iowa, September 24, 

1882. 
//. — Anna L. Violet was born in Afton, Iowa, June 7, 1885. 

VI. — Thomas Sleen, a 5-on of Sam.uel and Mary Mayers Steen, 
v/as born in Berkeley County, Virginia. He removed with his' 
parents to their home and farm, near St. Clairsville, Belmont 
County, Ohio. He was married and brought up a family of 
children in Belmont County, O., where they continued for a 
long time to reside, at least up to the time of the Civil War. in 
1861-65. 

VII. — Samuel Steen, a son of Samuel and Mary Mayers Steen, 
was born in Berkeley County, Virginia. He came with his 
parents to their new home and farm, near St. Clairsville, Bel- 
mont County, Ohio, where he afterwards resided. He was by 
occupation a blacksmith, and used to live at Martin's Ferry, 
Belmont County, Ohio, near to Wheeling, West Virginia. 
During the period before the war he used to correspond with 



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BIOGRAl'HV ()1- TlIK STKKN PAMILV. 



his cousin. Aaron I-" Stccn. who at that time Hvod near Win- 
chester, Adams County, ( )hio. He was married and brought 
up a family that lived in Ohio. 

\'ni.— Stephen Steen. a son of Samuel and Mary Mayers 
Steen, was prohably born in Berkeley County, Virginia. He 
came with his jxu-ents when they located on their new farm 
near St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio. He was married, 
and (lurnig the later portic^n of his life lived in Virginia. He 
died in old age in Berkeley County, Virginia, in 1891. Stephen 
and Mary Steen brought up a family. They had a married 
daughter living near Martinsburgh, \'irginia, a few years ago. 

IX. — Robert Steen, a son of Samuel and Mary Mayers Steen, 
was probably born in Berkeley County, Virginia, and came 
with his parents to their new home and farm, near St. Clairs- 
ville, Belmont County. Ohio, in which county he spent the 
remainder of his life. This Robert Steen was a grandson of 
the Robert Steen who was born in Ireland about 1730, and set- 
tled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He was married and 
brought up a family in C)hio. He died about 1849 o^ 1850. 
His family afterwards removed to Illinois, near Macon. 

X. — Sarah Steen. a daughter of Samuel and Mary Mayers 
Steen, was born in Berkeley County, Virginia, probably about 
1817 (?). She resided with her parents until after their death, 
and then still lived in Ohio for many years. She finally 
removed to the East and lived and died in Philadelphia, Penn- 
sylvania. She was never married. 

XI. — Mary Ellen Steen, a daughter of Samuel and Mary 
Mayers Steen. was born in Berkeley County, Virginia. June 3, 
1819. She was brought by her parents from Virginia to their 
new home, on a farm near St. Clairsville, Belmont County, 
Ohio, where she continued to live until after the death of her 
parents. A Rev. Mr. Love now ow'ns and lives upon the farm 
her father used to possess and cultivate. Two of her brothers, 
who wer? both single at the time, went away from their home 
in Ohio many years ago. and the family ceasing to hear from 
them, naturally supi)osed they had died unmarried. Mary 
Ellen Steen was a devoted Christian, a member of Adena Pres- 
byterian Clnirch. She lived in the blessed hope, and died a 



DESCENDANTS OV ROBERT STEEN. 45 

triumphant death at the home of her son, near Emerson, Jef- 
ferson County, Ohio, April 18, 1890, in the 71st year of her 
age. She was married near Shepherdstown, Behnont County, 
Ohio, December 3, 1847, to William Shields, he having been 
born in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, November 26. 1804. 
The following are their children : 

1. Joseph B. Shields, th.e eldest child and only son of William 
and Mary Ellen vSteen Shields, was born in Belmont County. 
Ohio, August 15, 1848 — a useful Christian man. a practical 
farmer, and a dairyman. He was married near Mount 
Pleasant, Jefferson Cotmty, Ohio, November 11, 1890, to 
Miss Virginia Elizabeth Hampton, she having been born in 
Somerton, Belmont County, Ohio, October 22, 1857. Resi- 
dence, Emerson, JelTerson County, Ohio. The following 
are their children: 

/. — Richard Henry Shields was born at Emerson, Ohio, 

August 17, 1891. 
//. — Louis Hampton Shields was born at Emerson, Ohio. 

August 28, 1892. 
///. — Mary Elizabeth Shields was born at Emerson. Ohio, 

September 10, 1894. 
IV. — Alice Margaret Shields was born at Emerson, JeiYer- 

son County, Ohio. July 9, 1896. 

2. Martha P. Shields, the second child and eldest daughter of 
William and Mary E. Steen Shields, was born in Belmont 
County, Ohio, November 28, 1849, and died May 28, 1868, 
in the 19th year of her age. 

3. Margaret Shields, the third child and second daughter of 
William and Mary Ellen Steen Shields, was born in Belmont 
County, Ohio, August 26, 185 1. She was married at Emer- 
son, Ohio, December 29, 1881, to Harvey Watson Graham — . 
a farmer — he having been born at Morristown, Ohio. Feb- 
ruary II, 1857. The following are their children: 

/. — William Clyde Graham was born at Uniontown, Belmont 
County, Ohio, September 21, 1882. 

//.— Bertha Belle Graham v/as born at Martin's Ferry. Bel- 
mont County, Ohio, May 10, 1888. 

4. Eetitia Shields, the fourth child and third daughter of Wil- 
liam and Mary Ellen Steen Shields, was born in Belmont 



46 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEFN FAMILY. 

County, Ohio, November 25, 1852. She was married at 
Emerson, Ohio, April 17, 1873, to Leonard Payne — a 
farmer — he having been born at Red Lion, York County, 
Pennsylvania, March 6, 1839. The following are their chil- 
dren: 
/.— Rachael Ann Payne was born at Smithfield, Jefiferson 

County, Ohio, April 9, 1874. 
7/ — William Leander Payne was born at St. Clairsville, 

Belmont County, Ohio. October 16, 1876. 

5. Catherine A. Shields, the fifth child and fourth daughter of 
William and Mary Ellen Steen Shields, was born in Bel- 
mont County, Ohio, November 24, 1854. 

6. Emily A. Shields, the sixth cliild and fifth daughter of Wil- 
liam and Mary Ellen Steen Shields, was born in Belmont 
County, Ohio, February 19, 1857. 



CHAPTER IL 



Robert Steen, the second child and son of Robert 
and Elizabeth Boyd Steen, was born near Chestnut Level, in 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, about 1763 (?). He was 
brought up on his father's farm and spent his whole life near the 
place. He was a bright, intelligent, and industrious man — a 
school teacher by profession — but was a cripple, suffering from 
a diseased spine. He was never married, and died while he was 
comparatively a young man. 



CPL\PTER HL 



Mary Steen, called 'Tolly," the third child and eldest 
daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Boyd Steen, was born 
near Chestnut Level, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, about 
17671'?), and spent her whole life upon the farm, taking care of 
her parents while they lived, and afterwards making the place 
her home. She was never n;arried. 



DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT STEEN. 



CHAPTER IV. 



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Elizabeth Steen, called "Betsy," the fourth child and 
second daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Boyd Steen, was 
born near Chestnut Level, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 
about 1770 (?}, and was brought up on her father's farm. She 
was never married, but resided with her parents, and with her 
sister took care of them so long as they lived. After her parents' 
death she and her sister lived together on the place, in posses- 
sion of the property. She outlived her sister and brothers, and 
died about 1838 or 1839. After her death a letter was written to 
her brother, Alexander Steen, in Ohio, to come and see after the 
estate, but he had died a year or two previous to that time, and 
none of his children went back to Pennsylvania to see after their 
interest in the property. 



CHAPTER V. 



Alexander Steen, the fifth and youngest child and 
third son of Robert and Elizabeth Boyd Steen, was born near 
Chestnut Level, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, February 14, 
1773 — (more than three years before the declaration of American 
independence! — and brought up on his father's farm, which was 
not far from the Susquehanna River. In early manhood he 
removed to Berkeley County, Virginia, where he remained sev- 
eral years. He was married at Martinsburgh, Berkeley County, 
Virginia, February 2, 1803, to Miss Agnes Nancy Faris, daughter 
of a prominent citizen of that place, she having been born there, 
March 2. 1777, and died at the residence of her eldest son, Aaron 
Faris Steen, near Youngsville, Adams County, Ohio, November 
17, 1852, aged 75 years, 8 months, and 15 days.* 



*"The Fakis Family." — Mr. Faris, whose wife's name was Nancy, 
was the father of several children, all bcrn at or near Martinsburgh, 
Berkeley County, Virginia, among whom were the following: 
I. — Aaron Faris was born about 1769; was married and brought up a 
family at Martinsburgh, Virginia. 



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lUOGRAPIlV OF Till-; STKKN FAMILY. 



In iNo5 Alexander v^teen removed with his family from Vir- 
ginia and located two miles north of Flemingsburgh. Fleming 



II. — John FariP was born about 1772; was married at Martinsburgh, 
Virginia: removed to Flemingsburgh, Kentucky, with Alexander Steen 
and family, near which place he brought up a family of several 
children. 

III. — Rebecca Paris was born about 1774; was married at Martinsburgh, 
Virginia, to Peter Schriver, and removed to Adams County, Ohio, 
where they brought up a family of eight children, and where a 
numerous posterity remains. The following are their children, all 
born in Adams County, Ohio: 

1. John Schriver, who married Elizabeth Hannah, and had five 
children. 

/. — William Schriver. 
//. — John Schriver. 
///. — Aaron Schriver. 
/ I . — A daughter. 
1'. — A daughter. 

2. Robert Schriver. who first married Sarah Bailey, and after her 

death Margaret . To his first wife was born two children, 

and to his second wife three children^ as follows: 

/. — Joshua Schriver. 
//. — Rachel Schriver. 
TIL — Thomas Schriver. 
IV. — Sarah Ellen Schriver. 
I'. — Alice Schriver. 

3. Eli Schriver, who was married and brought up a family. 

4. Elizabeth Schriver, who married William Havens and had several 
children. 

f. — Martha Havens. 

//. — Anderson Havens, and other children. 

5. Nancy Schriver. who married George Higginbotham and brought 
up a family. 

6. Mahala Schriver, who married Ezra Sparks and brought up a 
family of nine children, as follows: 

/. — Solomon Sparks. 
//. — John Sparks. 
///. — Levi Sparks. 
/T.^Rebecca Ann Sparks. 
r. — Robert Sparks, 
V/. — Maiy Sparks. 
Til. — Catherine Sparks. 
17//. — Acquilla Sparks. 
IX. — Ezra Sparks. 

7. Rebecca Ann Schriver, who married James Sparks and brought 
up a family. 

8. Ellen Schiiver. who married Joseph Bailey, to whom were born — 

/. — Rachel Ellen Bailey. 

//. — Joshua Bailey. The family moved West, and had other 
children. 
IV. — Agnes Nancy Faris was born March 2, 1777; was married at Mar- 
tinsburgh, Virginia, February 2, 1803, to Alexander Steen, formerly of 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. They removed to Kentucky in 1805, 
and settled permanently near Winchester, Adams County, Ohio, in 
1820. where they spent the remainder of their lives. They had a 
family of eight children, whose record is given in "The Steen Family," 
Book One, Chapter V. 



DIvSCENDANTS OF ROBKRT STEKN. 



49 



County, Kentucky, where he "opened out"' a farm. Here he 
built a substantial hewed log house, two stories high, and com- 
prising several good rooms. In this house, which was considered 
quite an excellent residence in those early days, he continued to 
reside while cultivating the farm for nearly fifteen years. In 
the summer of 1876 the writer, accompanied by his father, visited 
this "old Kentucky home" ; was shown over the farm and through 
the house; the room where his father was born, in 1807, ^"d the 
grounds where he had played when a child. Alexander Steen 
while living in Kentucky, was thpown from his horse, and one of 
his legs was broken, and it becam.e slightly shorter than the 
other, making him a little lame ever afterwards. He was not 
only a successful farmer, but a popular music teacher, and taught 
old-fashioned singing schools m m.any localities, and for many 
years. And as music books could not easily be obtained, he iiad 
to write them for his pupils, and becarrie quite remarkable for the 
rapidity, neatness of execution, and the skill he acquired in this 
regard. In 1820 he removed from Kentucky with his family, and 
located upon a farm two miles east of Winchester, in Adams 
County, Ohio, where he continued to reside for several years. 
This farm was situated on the west side of Brush Creek, and is 
now on the turnpike road leading from Winchester to Buck Run. 
A school-house was built upon it a few years ago, near the iron 
bridge across the creek. He afterwards purchased a large farm 
one mile northwest of the Mount Leigh Presbyterian Church 
(three miles from Youngsville, four miles from Winchester, and 
about two miles from the present railway station at Seman, 
Adams County, Ohio), where he built a large two-story hewed 
log residence, and spent the remainder of his life, an enterprising 
farmer and successful music teacher. The Mount Leigh Church, 
although a country church, was a place of religious importance in 
those early days, where people gathered for worship from many 
miles around ; and it still continues to be a center of usefulness, 
with services every vSabbath and an active membership of nearly 
two hundred, sending forth excellent men and women into the 
various walks of life. Alexander Steen was a man of strong 
character, an earnest Presbvterian, in which faith he had been 
brought up by his parents, in Pennsylvania, and exerted an exten- 
sive influence in tlie community. His wife's parents were also 
Presbyterian, and all her brothers and sisters continued to be so, 
except one brother, who married a lady of another denomination 
and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. and Mrs. 
(4) 



50 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN EAMILY. 

Steen both descended from a long line of Scotch-Irish Presby- 
terian ancestors, and were themselves members of the Mount 
Leigh Presbyterian Church for many years. Alexander Steen 
died at his liome, near Mount Leigh, April 30, 1837, aged 64 
years, 2 months, and 16 days. After his death Mrs. Agnes Nancy 
Steen lived with her children until November 17, 1852, when she 
died at the residence of her eldest son, Aaron F. Steen, near 
Ycungsville, Ohio, and was buried by the side of her husband, in 
the Mount Leigh cemetery. To Alexander and Agnes Nancy 
Steen were born the following eight children: Jane, Rebecca 
A.. Aaron F., R. Wilson, Catherine E., John W., Alexander B., 
and Josinh Y. Steen. 

I. — Jane Steen, the eldest child and daughter of Alexander and 
Agnes Nancy Steen, was born near Martinsburgh, Berkeley 
County, Virginia, September 19, 1803. She was brought by 
her parents to their home, near Flemingsburgh, Kentucky, 
when only two years old, where she spent fifteen years of happy 
girlhood school days. She removed again with her parents to 
Ohio, and died the next year, tmmarried, at her father's resi- 
dence, two miles east of Winchester, Adams County, Ohio, 
September 10, 1821, in the i8th year of her age. She is said to 
have been a beautiful and accomplished young lady, very much 
beloved. 

IT. — Rebecca Ann Steen the second child and daughter of 
Alexander and Agnes Nancy Steen, was born near Martins- 
burgh, Berkeley County, Virginia, November 27, 1804, and 
was brought in the arms of her mother, when an infant, to their 
home in Kentucky. She spent fifteen years of happy life upon 
her father's farm, near Flemingsburgh, Kentucky, and in 
attending school, helping her mother, etc. In the summer of 
1820 she removed with her parents to their home near Win- 
chester, Adams County, Ohio, where she continued to reside. 
She died near Winchester, Ohio, C)ctober 15, 1837, aged 32 
years, 10 months, and 18 days. 

Rebecca A. Steen was married at the residence of her father, 
near Winchester, Adams County, Ohio, by Aaron Aloore, J. P., 
October 22, 1823, to Samuel Rhoades, a son of Anthony and 
Jennie Gillespie Rhoades — a farmer by occupation — he hav- 
ing been born in Pennsylvania in 1803, and died in Adams 
County, Ohio, in 1859, aged 56 years. ■ 



DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT STEEN. 



51 



To Samuel and Rebecca A. Steen Rhoades were born the 
following seven children: 

1. Sarah Jane Rhoades, the eldest child and daughter of Samuel 
and Rebecca A. Steen Rhoades, was born near Winchester, 
Adams County, Ohio, in 1824, and died unmarried in 1842, 
aged 18 years. 

2. Samuel David Belt Rhoades, the second child and eldest 
son of Samuel and Rebecca A. Steen Rhoades, was born 
near Winchester. Adams County, Ohio, in 1826. From 1856 
until his death he was quite feeble, and suffered from lung 
disease. He traveled in the South considerably for his 
health, his brother, Anthony A. Rhoades, accompanying and 
caring for him. In returning from Galveston, Texas, 
whither they had gone, and while crossing the Gulf of 
Mexico on their way to New Orleans, the steamer on which 
they journeyed was caught in a terrible storm, and it was 
thought the vessel would be wrecked and all on board would 
perish. In the midst of the raging storm and the great 
signals of distress, he died, January, 1859, in the 33d year of 
his age. At the time of his death his brother was also very 
sick, and unable to lift his head from his pillow. The vessel 
at length reached New Orleans in safety, and S. D. Belt 
Rhoades was buried in the potter's field tv/o days later, at the 
request of his brother, by the hand of strangers. 

3. Cynthia Ann Rhoades, the second daughter and third child 
of Samuel amJ Rebecca A. Steen Rhoades, was born near 
\Vinchester, Adams County, Ohio, September 22, 1828, and 
spent her whole life in the county. She made her home a 
good deal of the time iii the family of her uncle, Aaron F. 
Steen. Cyntliia A. Rhoades was married near Winchester, 
Ohio, in June, 1855, to Joseph K. Vance, and died April 28, 
1857, in the 20th year of !ier age. Her husband afterwards 
died in Ripley, Ohio. They had no children. 

4. Nancy Ann Rhoades, the fourth child and third daughter of 
Samuel and Rebecca A. Steen Rhoades, was born near Win- 
chester, C)hio, January 19, 1832, and died near the Mount 
Leigh Presbyterian Church, March 7, 1870, in the 39th year 
of her age. She studied in Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 
but spent nearly her whole life in Adams County, Ohio. 
Nancy A. Rhoades was married about two miles from the 
Mount Leigh Church, at the residence of her uncle. Colonel 



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BIOGRAPIIV OF TIllv STKKN FAMILY. 

josiah Y. Stecn. by the Rev. Samuel \'an Dyke, June ii, 
1857, to Absalom Day, a son of Absalom and Elizabeth 
Eaihart Day, who as early as the year 1800 had settled upon 
a farm three miles east of Williamslnn-gh, Clermont County, 
Ohio, and afterwards located in Brown County, Ohio, where 
this Absalom Day was born, December 26, 18 17, and died at 
the residence of his sen, Erastus Henry Day, in Frederick- 
town, JNIadison County, Missouri, May 10, 1897, aged 79 
years, 4 months, and 13 days. His body was tenderly laid 
away to rest in the Masonic Cemetery, May 12, 1897. He 
was a man of sterling worth, highly respected, a devout 
Christian, and an industrious and useful citizen. To Absa- 
lom and Nancy A. Rhoades Day were born the following 
four children : 

/. — Icedora Day, the eldest child and daughter of Absalom 
and Nancy A. Day, was born in Mount Orab, Brown 
County, Ohio, July 15, 1858. After the death of her 
motlier, in 1870, she resided for one year in the family of 
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Beveridge, near Buck Run, Adams 
County, Ohio. .She afterwards made her home, until 
1893, in the family of her uncle. Colonel Josiah Y. Steen ; 
and from 1893 until 1896 she lived at Mount Washington, 
near Cincinnati, Ohio. She early united with the Mount 
Leigh Presbyterian Ch.urch, and became an active, devout, 
and useful member of the church, and of society in general. 
She was married by the Rev. U. G. Humphrey, at the resi- 
dence of A. C. Butler, near Seman, x\dams County, Ohio, 
March 31, 1896, to William Wiggins Whittaker, a son of 
John and Sarah Ann Whittaker, he having been born at 
South Point, Franklin County, Missouri, near the Mis- 
souri River, June 2S, 1855. Mr. Whittaker is a house car- 
penter by occupation, a devout Christiaia, and a member 
of the Presbyterian Church. Residence, Murphysboro, 
Jackson Countv, Bhnois. 

//. — EfTfie Day, the second daughter of Absalom and Nancy 
A. Day, was born near Youngsville, Adams County. Ohio, 
July 15, 1861. She was married at the same place bv the 
Rev. George Fulton, October 3, 1883, to Franklin LaFay- 
ette .Higgins, a son of James P. and Mary Higgins. he hav- 
ing been born near West Union, Adams County, Oliio, 
July 13, 1859. James P. Higgins, the father of Franklin 



DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT STEEN. 53 

L. Higgms, was born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, 
and came to Adams County, Ohio, in 1837, where he was 
married, and has since resided upon a farm near West 
Union, Ohio, adjoining" that upon which his son now lives 
Franklin L. Higgins and his family reside upon a farm 
two and one-half miles west of West Union, Adams 
Count}^ Ohio. The following are their children: 

1. Nellie Etta Higgins, the eldest child of Franklin L. and 
Effie Day Higgins, was born near W^est Union, Ohio, 
January 17, 1885. 

2. Elvis Earl Higgins, the second child of Franklin L. and 
Effie Day Higgins, was born near West Union, Ohio, 
October 27, 1889. 

5. Anna Marie Higgins, the third child and second daugh- 
ter of Franklin L. and Effie Day Higgins, was born near 
West ITnion, Ohio. November 13, 1893. 

///. — Anna Josephine Day, the third daughter of Absalom 
and Nancy A. L)ay, was born near Youngsville, Adams 
County, Ohio, September 24, 1863, and died in Oregon 
City, Or>=gon, March 3. 1889, aged 25 years, 5 months, 
and 21 days. She continued to live at or near the place 
of her birth until the autumn of 1884, when she removed to 
Oregon City, Oregon, and made her home in the family 
of her uncle, Thomas W. Rhoades, proprietor of the "ClifT 
House," in that city. Miss A. Josephine Day was married 
by the Rev. S. P. Davis, pastor of the Baptist Church in 
Oregon City, C)regon, August 11, 1886, to Hezekiah H 
Johnson, a son of Rev. Hezekiah Johnson, a pioneer mis- 
sionary in Oregon, he having been born in Oregon City, 
July 23, 1849, 3"*J wliere he has ever resided. In 1891 Mr. 
Johnson was the esteemed County Clerk of Clackamas 
County, and a popular official. Residence, Oregon City, 
Oregon. To Hezekiah H. and A. Josephine Day Johnson 
v/ere born in Oregon City the following children: 
/. Violet Olive Johnson was born June 12, 1887. 
2. Anna Day Johnson was born October 9, 1888, and died 
January 16, 1889. 

//'.—Ann Elizabeth Day, the fourth daughter of Absalom 
and Nancy A. Rhoades Day, was born near Youngsville, 



54 BIOGRAPHY OF THK STl-KN FAMILY. 

Adams County. Ohio, October 4, 1866. Residence, Wal- 
nut Hills, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
5. Thomas Wilson Rhoades, the fifth child and second son of 
vSamuel and Rebecca A. Steen Rhoades, was born near Win- 
chester, Adams County, Ohio, August 28, 1833, and spent 
his early life in that region. He \Yas apprenticed to William 
Sharp, under whom he learned the brickmason's trade. He 
early became quite proficient in his work, and molded all the 
bricks and assisted in building near Mount Leigh, Ohio, the 
large brick residence of his uncle, Aaron F. Steen, in 1849, 
when he was only a youth of 17 years. In 1850 he removed 
to Berlin, Sangamon County, Illinois, and two years later 
caught the California fever, and with many other emigrants 
crossed the plains, expecting to make a fortune. For some 
time afterwards he was superintendent of mason work in the 
erection of some Government buildings in Los Angeles, for 
which he received six dollars a day. After several years in 
California he became a traveling agent. In 1857 ^^ located 
in Portland, Oregon, and for about fifteen years worked 
there at his trade, and in Boise City, Idaho. About 1875 he 
removed to Oregon City, and opened "The Clif¥ House," a 
hotel, of which he continued to be the genial proprietor until 
his death. He was well known in Oregon City and through- 
out Clackamas County, and always had a pleasant word for 
everybody. In 1884 lie made an extensive journey in the 
Eastern States, visiting many relatives and friends in Ohio 
whom he had not seen since his boyhood days, in 1850 On 
returning to Oregon he brought with him his sister's daugh- 
ter, Miss Anna Josephine Day, who afterwards made her 
home in his family. He died of pneumonia after a short ill- 
ness in Oregon City, February 17, 1885, aged 51 years, 
5 months and 20 days. Thomas W. Rhoades was married 
in Portland, Oregon, January i, 1861, to Miss Anna Eliza 
White, a daughter of Judge William L. and Mary E. White, 
she having been born in Carroll County, Missouri, January 
30. 1844. Family residence, Oregon City, Oregon. To 
Thomas W. and Anna Eliza Rhoades were born the fol- 
lowing: 

/. — Jerome Earnest Rhoades was born in East Portland. 
Oregon, October 23, 1861 — a clerk. Residence, Oregon 
City, Oregon. 



DESCKNDANTS OF ROEE^RT STEEN. 55 

//. — James Louis Rhoades was born in Oregon City, Ore- 
gon, February 27, 1867, and died May 21, 1868. 
///. — William Samuel Rhoades was born in Portland, Ore- 
gon, September 22, 1875 — a clerk by occupation. Resi- 
dence, Oregon City, Oregon. 
. Anthony Alexander Rhoades, the sixth child and third son 
of Samuel and Rebecca Ann Steen Rhoades, was born near 
Winchester, Adam.s County, Ohio, September 22, 1834, and 
died in Albany, Oregon, February 3, 1890. His mother died 
when he was a little child, only three years old, and he was 
brought up in the family of his uncle, Alexander B. Steen, 
near Mount Leigh, Ohio, where he worked on the farm in 
summer and attended school in winter, until he was eighteen 
years of age. In May, 1855, he removed from Adams 
County, Ohio, to Sangamon County, Illinois, where he made 
his home for many years. In 1858 he left his regular work 
to travel with and take care of his brother, S. D. Belt 
Rhoades, who at that time was in very poor health, and 
gradually kept on growing weaker until at length he died 
while they were crossing the Gulf of Mexico, and in the 
midst of a terrible storm, which took place in January, 1859. 
In 1862 he went to tlie Pacific Coast, where he spent more 
than three years, principally in Oregon, and returned to 
Illinois in the autumn of 1865, being on the stormy Atlantic 
.on his 31st birthday. From San Francisco, California, he 
made the trip in thirty-six days ; spent two weeks in Grey- 
town, Nicaragua ; afterwards continued his journey to New 
York, going on board the vessel "Ericsson," which was pro- 
pelled by hot air, and safely reached his destination. From 
1865 until 1883 he resided continually in Sangamon County, 
Illinois, and worked at his trade — a plasterer and calci- 
miner ; then permanently removed to Albany, Oregon, where 
he spent the remainder of his days. In 1857 he became a 
member of the Christian Church, or Disciples of Christ: 
was ordained a deacon in 1869, and continued an active 
worker in the Master's cause until his death. He was a 
most agreeable companion, witty, full of jokes, and always 
very fond of music, even in his boyhood days. He pos- 
sessed a rich, sweet voice, acquired great skill, and was a 
popular music teacher and leader of the choir in the church 
for many years. In the winter of 1889-90 he suffered from 



^6 BIOGRAPIIV OK THE STI-KN FAMILY. 

a severe attack of la grippe, or influenza, which finally 
terminated in pneumonia, from which he died at his home, in 
Albany, Oregon, (luictly passing away from earth in the full 
hope of a glorious immortality. Anthony A. Rhoades was 
married by the Rev. Perry Bennett, a Baptist minister, in 
Berlin, Sangamon County, Illmois, in December, i860, to 
Aliss Nancy A. Harmon, a daughter of Henry and Alary 
Harmon, of Berlin, she having been born in 1841, and died 
December 12, 1866, aged 25 years. Her body was laid to 
rest in the Island Grove cemetery. Anthony A. Rhoades 
was married a second time by the Rev. Charles Rowe, at 
Berlin, 111.. March 21, 1869, to Miss Mary Frances Yates, a 
daughter of Tliomas and IMancy Higgins Yates, she having 
been born m L>erlin, Illinois, March 28, 1838. Her father's 
brother, Richard Yates, was the War Governor of Illinois 
and United States Senator. In March, 1889, the twentieth 
anniversary of the married life of Anthony A. and INIary F. 
Rhoades was delightfully celebrated at their residence, in 
Albany, Oregon. Many relatives and friends of the family 
were gathered together, and proceeded with a most enjoy- 
able programme. The bride and groom of twenty years 
expressed their satisfaction with each other, and renewed 
their vows of faithfulness until death. The following poem, 
written for the occasion by j. B. Hughes, a special friend of 
the family, was sung by himself and others: 

TWENTY YEARS AGO. 

We've come to help you celebrate 

Your china wedding day; 
To bring remembrance of the time 

When every heart was gay. 
Wo will partake of pie and cake, 

And spend an hour or so 
To wish you joy, as others did 

Just twenty years ago. 

You've wandered far from that (.lear place 

Where childhood's days were spent, 
Where youthful sports in early life 

To bless a while were sent; 
Where hearts took fire with love's desire. 

Consumed and melted so. 
The preacher called and made you one 

Just twenty years ago. 

We can not be the same dear friends 

Who met to bless you then. 
Reflecting back your happiness 

Again and yet again. 



DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT STEEN. C*j 

You've come away, and wandered they, 

And some are sleeping low. 
And all so changed you ne'er can meet 

Ijike twenty years ago. 

The wheel of time is rolling on; 

How swift the years do pass. 
To change us all from youth to age. 

And reap us down at last. 
But happy we will try to be 

While dwelling hero below. 
And be as true as those you knew 

Some twenty years ago. 

You occupy the middle ground 

'Twixt youth and crumbling age; 
The silver hairs begin to mark 

You for another stage. 
May purest love draw thee above. 

Nor ever cease to flow 
For us now here, and those so dear 

Of twenty years ago. 

'Tis well to pause mid cares of life 

And cast a backward look. 
And in your thoughts live o'er again 

The time thy courtship took; 
To well decide for groom and bride, 

'Mongst all that each did know. 
Which one to choose and not refuse, 

Some twenty years ago. 

Oh, happy choice, where love directs. 

And makes the heart to move! 
And you have both had time enough 

Your constancy to prove. 
Again we wish each china dish 

With good things may o'erflow. 
And joys to bless be never less 

Than twenty years ago. 

Anthony A. Rhoades was the father of the foUowhig chil- 
dren : 

/. — Thomas Henry Rhoades, the eldest son and only child 
of Anthony A.- and Nancy A. Harmon Rhoades, was born 
in Berlin, Sangamon County, Illinois, October 8, 1861, 
and removed to Oregon with his father's family in 1883. 
He was married by the Rev. Hiram P. Webb, of the M. E. 
Church, m Albany. Oregon, July 29, 1886, to Miss Mary 
R. Payne, a daughter of Nimrod P. and Rosina Culver 
Payne, she having been born in Linn County, Oregon, 
October 5. 1868. Residence, Albany, Oregon The fol- 
lowmc: are their children: 



58 niOGRAPHV OF TIIK STKK-V FAMILY 

/. Iviissell Harmon Rhuades, the eldest child of Thomas 

11. and Mary R. Rhoades, was born in Albany, Oregon, 

September 12, 1887. 
2. Leah Rhoades, the second child, a daughter of Thomas 

H. and Mary R. Rhoades, was born in Albany, Oregon, 

July 23, 1891. 
J. Eugene Victor Rhoades, the third child and second 

son of Thon:as H. and Mary R. Rhoades, was born in 

Albany. Oregon, February 17, 1896. 

//. — Nellie Patti Rhoades, the second child and eldest 
daughter of Anthony A. Rhoades (and the first child by 
his second wife, Mary Frances Yates Rhoades), was born 
in Berlin, Sangamon County, Illinois, June 23, 1870, and 
brought by her parents to Oregon in 1883, when thirteen 
years of age. She was married by the Rev. James F. 
Stewart, of the Christian Church, at the residence of her 
mother, in Albany, Oregon, March 29, 1891, to Dan 
Walter Myers, a son of John W. and Margaret Stratton 
Myers, he having been born in Wayne County, Ohio, 
July 8, 1867. Residence, Albany, Oregon. The follow- 
ing are their children : 

1. Agnes Myers was born in Albany, Oregon, April 2, 
1892, and died April 3, 1892. 

2. Mary Frances Myers was born in Albany, Oregon, 
November 12, 1893. 

J. Haliie Rhoades Myers was born in Albany, Oregon, 
May 18, T895. 

4. Plelen Steen Mvers was born in Albanv, Oregon, May 
18. 1895. 

5. Lvndon L. Mvers was born in Albany, Oregon, June 
16! 1898. 

///. — Phebe Rebecca Rhoades, the second daughter of 
Anthony A. and Mary Frances Yates Rhoades, was born 
in Perlin, Sangamon County, Illinois, June 3, 1873, and 
brought by her parents to Oregon in 1883, when she was 
ten years old. Residence, Albany, Linn County, Oregon. 

IV. — Bessie Price Rhoades, the fourth child of A. A. 
Rhoades, but the third child of Anthony A. and Mary 
Frances Yates Rhoades, was born in Berlin, Sangamon 
County, Illinois, October 24, 1874, and brought by her 



DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT STEEN. 



59 



parents to Oregon in 1883. She died in the faith of Christ 
at the home of her mother in Albany, Oregon, Alav 31, 
1892, in the eighteenth year of her age. 

F.— Richard \ ates Rhoades, the fifth child of A. A. Rhoades, 

but the fourth child and only son of Anthony A. and' Mary 

Frances Yates Rhoades, was born in Berlin, Sangamon 

County, Illinois, and was brought by his parents to Oregon 

ill 1883. He died a devout Christian, at the home of his 

mother, in Albany, Linn County, Oregon, May 29, 1897, 

in the twentieth year of his age. 

7. Aaron Martin Rhoades, the seventh child and fourth son 

of Samuel and Rebecca Ann Steen Rhoades, was born near 

Winchester, Adams County, Ohio, in October, 1837, and 

died in November, 1837, when only a few weeks old. 

III. — Aaron Faris Steen, the third child and eldest son of Alex- 
ander and Agnes Naiicv Faris Steen, was born two miles north 
of Flemingsburgh, Fleming County, Kentucky, August 23, 
1807, and died at his home in Xenia, Ohio, February 
15, 188 J, aged 'j'}^ years, 5 months and 23 days He 
spent his happy boyhood days on the farm in that "old 
Kentucky home," and was brought by his parents to their 
new location near Winchester, Adams County, Ohio, in 1820, 
when thirteen years of age. Here he grew to manhood, assist- 
ing his father upon the fnrm in summer, and attending school 
in winter ; and when a young man taught school for a while. 
He also devoted much attention to music, in which he became 
quite proficient, and very popular as an instructor. During 
the winter months he taught many singing schools in various 
parts of the county, and for many years was leader of the 
music in the Alount Leigh Presbyterian Church. His social 
qualities and natural genial disposition made him quite a 
general favorite in the society of both old and young. Aaron 
F. Steen was married at the residence of Michael Freeman, 
on Scioto Brush Creek, ten miles east of West Union. Adams 
County, Ohio, March 2.'^, 1830, to Miss Mary Freeman, a 
daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Duncan Freeman, she 
having been born in the same house in which she was married, 
October 7, 1810. The Rev. John Meek, who had been 
engaged to solemnize the marriage, was unable to reach the 
place, because of the high waters then prevailing and the lack 
of bridges across ihe streams ; and Thomas Williams, a justice 



6o DIOC.KAI'IIV OF THIC STEEN FAMILY 

of the Peace, wlio was present as a;i Invited s^mest, performed 
the marriage ceremc^ny. 

Moses and Xancy Knija;ht Freeman, the i,n-andparents of 
Mary Freeman, were l)orn in England, married in London, 
and emigrated to America about 1762. and located upon a 
farm m Queen Anne County, in the British colony of Mary- 
land, nea7the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay, where they 
brought up a famil\ of several children. 

Michael and Elizabeth Duncan Freeman, the parents of the 
bride, were among the early settlers in the Northwest Terri- 
tory, having removed fiom the eastern shore of Maryland and 
located on Blue Creek, in what is now Adams County, Ohio, 
in the year 1797 — less than ten years after the first permanent 
white settlement was made in what is now the great State of 
Ohio. A few years later they secured a large farm, situated 
on both sides of Scioto Brush Creek, at the mouth of Burley's 
Kun, where thev made their permanent home. Here they built 
a large hewed log house, a story and a half high, with an enor- 
mous stone chimney arid ample fireplace, which at that time 
was considered a fine residence, in which Mary Freeman was 
born and married The bride's mother was a daughter of 
Charles and Keziah Duncan, of Queen Anne County, Mary- 
land, who were the parents of several children, one of whom 
at least (Mary Duncan) was married in Maryland to John 
Williams, and removed in that early day to the Far West, 
probably in the same company of immigrants with Alichael 
and Elizabeth Duncan Freeman, but locating first in Kentucky, 
and afterwards coming into wliat is now Adams Cotmty, Ohio. 
After his marriage Aaron F. Steen located upon a farm which 
he liad leased for five years, situated on Brush Creek, at the 
mouth of Elk Run, two miles east of Winchester, Ohio. Here, 
upon an elevation overlookmg the stream, and near a fine 
spring, he built a comfortable log cabin and went to house- 
keeping. Soon afterwards he united with the Presbyterian 
Church at Mount Leigh, as also did his wife, she having pre- 
viously been connected with the Methodist Episcopal Church 
at Blue Creek ever since she was thirteen years old. Both 
were devoted and earnest Christians, active and useful members 
of the church. For nearly five years Aaron F. Steen success- 
fully and profitably cultivated the farm on Brush Creek, but 
in the autumn of 1834. his lea^e having nearly expired, his 
father-in-law, now g<-o\ving old, and wishing to retire from 



DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT STEEN. 6l 

the business, offered him favorable terms to come and take 
charge of his large farm. He accepted the terms, and soon 
afterwards removed with his family to the old Freeman home- 
stead, near the headwaters of the east fork of Scioto Brush 
Creek, two miles above the mouth of Blue Creek, and about 
ten miles from Rome, a village on the Ohio River. This farm 
is located on the main road leading from West Union to Ports- 
mouth, about ten miles east of West Union and about twenty- 
six from Portsmouth. In front of the house was a beautiful 
grassy iawn, and further on the creek, bordered with 
rocky clififs crowned with evergreen spruce and cedar 
trees, quite romantic. From one clifl to another across 
the creek extended a high footbridge, with a railing 
on eitlier side. Along the rear of the house was a wide 
veranda or porch, from the north end of which was an entrance 
to the kitchen and dining-room, and at the south end a bed- 
room. Back of the house there was a fine orchard; south of 
this one hundred yards was Burley's Run, whi)<^ just beyond 
was '"The Ridge" or Sugar Camp" of many delightful associa- 
tions. Away to the east and across the creek were the principal 
agricultural lands. The surrounding country was hilly, 
almost mumitainous, for the hills were large, covered with 
finest timber and mhaHited by wild beasts. 

I\fr. Steen was scarcely yet settled upon the old Freeman 
farm when Michael Freeman .'^ickened and died, April 14, 1835 
This sad event disarranged his plans, but again terms were 
offered which he accepted, anci continued in charge of the farm 
for thirteen years, making farming his principal business, 
though he also taught many singing schools. During the 
years of residence on vScioto Brush Creek Mr. and Mrs. Steen 
were members and regular attendants of the Presbyterian 
Church at West Union, ten miles away, but for their accommo- 
dation services were often held in their own house. The pastor 
was the Rev. John P. Van Dyke, a man of sterling worth, and 
faithful in doctrinal instruction. The Seceders held regular 
services at Wait's Mil!, on Blue Creek, once a month, which 
they usually attended, as it was near their home, the second 
story of the mill having been fitted up for church purposes. 
Aaron F. and Mary Steen were, on September i, 1838, regu- 
larly dismissed from the Mt. Leigh Church to unite with the 
church in West Union, where they were duly received and con- 
tinued as such until March 24, 1849, when they were again 



62 I'.IOCKAPHY Ol- TIIK STEtN FAMILY. 

received into the church at Mt. Leigh. They were devotedly 
attached to their children, and earnest in their religious instruc- 
tion ; daily morning and evening family worship was regularly 
observed in the household. The Bible and the Shorter Cate- 
chism w^ere the text-books of study on the Sabbath, which by 
them was a day devoted to religious reading and worship, and 
at length it was tb.eir privilege and joy to see all their children 
who lived to maturity connected with the church. 

Aaron F. Steen was a tall man, just six feet high, with pale 
blue eyes, fair skin, light hair, and beard a little sandy. He 
grew up slender, but when he was older became fleshy, and 
weighed over two htmdred pounds. His wife was a short, 
slender little woman of dark complexion, black eyes and hair, 
energetic and sprightly, like her mother, but in later years she 
also became more fleshy. About 1843 ^^r. Steen purchased a 
farm near his father's old home, on Mt. Leigh, in which neigh- 
borhood all his brothers resided. This farm he leased for a 
term of years to a man who built a house and stable, cleared a 
few fields, cultivated tl^e land, and put the place in good repair. 
This farm was situated on the main road from Winchester to 
the Mt. Leigh Church, three miles east of Winchester, 
one mile and :^ half from Mt. Leigh, and two miles 
from Youngsville, Ohio. The Cincinnati, Portsmouth 
and Virginia Railway now passes directly through it, 
just back of the orcha-d and the barn. After having settled the 
Freenian estate, on August 31, 1848, Mr. Steen removed to his 
new home, in the neighborhood of Mt. Le'igh, several wagons 
being loaded with goods, and a number of persons driving the 
stock over the rough and hilly way, a distance of about twenty 
■ miles. To this new home, in addition to his own family, he 
brought his wife's mother* • his wife's oldest sister, Nancy K. 
Freeman, who never married ; and his wife's brother's daugh- 
ter, Sarah M. K. F. Freeman, then only a little child, where 
they all continued to reside. Here Mrs. Elizabeth Duncan 
Freeman, the mother of Mrs. Steen, died, April 23, 185 1, aged 
S;^ years, 7 months and 2 days. Her body was taken to the 
old cemetery on Blue Creek and tenderly laid away to rest bv 
the side of her husband. 



* Mrs. Elizabeth Duncan Freeman, being in poor health, did not 
come to Mount Leigh until November, 1850, after th© new house was 
built, in the meantime living with her son, James Freeman, on Scioto 
Brush Creek, near the old homestoad. 




Aaron F. Stkkn, 
(Born 1807; Died 188 1.) 



DESCKNDANTS OF ROBERT STEEN. 65 

At Mt. Leigh the whole family were regular attendants at 
the church and SalDbath-school, of which the Rev. James Dun- 
lap was pastor, and by whom all the Hying children were bap- 
tized in the church on Sunday morning, October 2, 1848. 

Aaron F. .Steen having previously been elected, was duly 
ordained and installed a ruling elder of the Mt. Leigh Presby- 
terian Church, December i, 1849, which office he held for 
many years, and frequently represented the session as a mem- 
ber of Chillicothe Presbytery. The summer of 1849 ^^'^s one of 
unceasing toil on the farm, and it was fortunate that the boys 
were large enough o render considerable assistance. Mr. 
Steen had a peculiar tact in making even small boys useful, 
without overtaxing their strength, and this summer every boy 
had his mission to fill. The bricks were made and burned 
principally by the boys, under the direction of William Sharp 
and his apprentice, Thomas W. Rhoades ; and late in the fall a 
fine, large, two-story brick residence was built and a roof put 
upon it. The next season (1850) it was finished inside and fur- 
nished, and a large, new bank barn erected ; and thus improve- 
ments were going on. On this farm Mr. Steen continued to 
reside for seventeen vears, an enterprising, successful man, 
and an influential citizen. In the summer of 1865 he sold the 
farm near Mt. Leigh and bought a small tract of land on West 
Second Street, adjoining the city of Xenia, Ohio, to which he 
removed with his family, and where he spent the remaining six- 
teen years of his life. Here himself and wife united with the 
First Presb^•terian Church, of which Rev. William T. Findley, 
D.D., was pastor at that time. He cultivated the little farm 
and with his eldest son kept a provision store in Xenia. In 
1874 a delightful family reimion was held in his home, near 
Xenia, at which all his living descendants were present. Excel- 
lent music enlivened the occasion, old associations were 
revived, and many amusing incidents connected with early life 
recalled. An artist was ]:iresept, who took a picture of the 
entire group, including the family residence. P>efore they 
i^eparated, religious services were Jield, in which all heartily 
joined, every member of the fajnily over ten years of age being 
a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church. The Golden 
Wedding, or fiftietli anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and 
Mrs. Aaron F. Steen, was duly celebrated at their residence, on 
Thursday, March 25, 1880, at which many friends and relatives 
were gathered from dififerent counties and States ; and all con- 
(5) 



66 BIOGRAPIIV OF TllF, STrUX FAMILY. 

currecl in the opinion tliat it was one of the most dehghtful 
occasions of the kin.l they had ever witnessed. Something 
like the following order was observed- Ceremony; congratu- 
lations ; historical addresses — "The Steen P'amily in Europe," 
by Rev. M. D. A. Steen, of Ludlow, Kentucky; "The Steen 
Family in America," by Prof. W. Freeman Steen, of Cincinnati, 
Ohio ; "The Steen Family — Present Generation," by Dr. 
John A. Steen, of Ripley, Ohio; "Reminiscences of His Early 
Life," by Mr. Aaron F. Steen ; "Recollections of the Wedding 
Fifty Years Ago/' by the only guest now living, Mrs. Catherine 
E. Blair, of North Liberty, Ohio; "The Characteristics of the 
Steen Family," by William Ferguson, Esq., of Xenia, Ohio. 
Letters of regret were read from Prof. E. W. Steen, of Knox- 
ville, Tennessee ; Mr. Alexander P.. Steen, of Winchester, 
Ohio; Prof. Silas M. Steen, of Washington C. H., Ohio; and 
Mr. William A. Blair, of Eaton, Indiana. Among the presents 
received was an elegant gold-headed cane, from Dr. John A. 
Steen, of Ripley, Ohio. 

Not long after this joyful occasion ]\fr. Steen's health began 
to fail, and he grew weaker until his death, which occurred at 
his residence, on Tuesday morning, February 15, 1881, in the 
74th year of his age. The funeral took place from the Presby- 
terian church on the Thursday following, conducted by tlie 
Rev. F. M. Wood, and his body was lovingly laid to rest in 
Woodlawn cemetery, near Xenia. He was a man highly 
respected and much beloved by all who knew him. 

Mrs. Mary Freeman Steen, after the death of her husband, 
rented the place and moved into the city, with her daughter, 
Avhere they lived together until after the latter's marriage, in 
1885, and for two years afterwards resided with her in Yellow 
Springs, Ohio. Since 1887, and until her death, she lived wnith 
her son, in Knoxville, Tennessee, and became a member of the 
Third (Southern; Presbyterian Church in that city. She also 
made extensive visits to her daughter, who at different times 
lived in Westboro, Massachusetts, and Cincinnati, Ohio. Well 
does the writer remember how that when he was a child, and 
guilty of some misdoing, she used to lead him to some quiet 
ptace alone, lovingly, earnestly, and often tearfully tell him of 
his fault, and then kneel down with him and prav to God for 
pardon and His- grace to make him a better boy. 
God was pleased to bless her faithful instructions and 
prayers to his conversion, and tlie life - work of a 




Mrs. Mary Frkeman Steen. 
(Born 1810; Died 1895.) 



DKSCKNDANTS OK ROBliRT STKKN. 69 

Christian minister. She was a woman well known 
wherever she resided, and one who exerted a wide 
religious influence. She was noted for generous hospitality, 
and a genial, social, and benevolent disposition, which made her 
always ready to make sacrifices for the good of others. After 
an illness of about two months, she died at the residence of her 
son, No. 19 Pearl Place, Knoxville, Tennessee, at 6:30 a.m., 
July 27, 1895, in the 85th year of her age, rejoicing in hope of a 
glorious immortality, leaving her children, grandchildren, and 
great-grandchildren to mourn her loss, but to "rise up and call 
her blessed." She was the last surviving member of her father's 
family, which came into Ohio in 1797. Her body was taken to 
Ohio and tenderly laid by the side of her husband, in the beau- 
tiful Woodiawn cemetery, near Xenia. "Blessed are they that 
do His commandments, that they may have a right to the tree 
of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city." 

To Aaron F. and Mary Freeman Steen were born the follow- 
ing children: W. Freeman, E. Watson, S. Martin, J. Truman, 
Moses D. A., Josiah James, S. Catherine, Isaac Birt, and Wil- 
liam Wirt vSteen. 

I. Wilson Freeman Steen, the eldest son of Aaron F. and Mary 
Freeman Steen, was born tv^'o miles east of Winchester, 
Adams County, Ohio, May 11, 1831, and died in Xenia, 
Ohio, March 20, 1883, aged 51 years, 10 months, and 9 days. 
When a little child, in the autumn of 1834 or very early in 
the spring of 1835, he was taken by his parents to the old 
home of his grandfather, Michael Freeman, on Scioto Brush 
Creek, two miles west of Blue Creek, in Jefiferson Township, 
Adams County, Ohio, where he spent his happy boyhood 
days, attended school, and assisted his father upon the farm. 
In the summer of 1848 he removed with his parents to their 
new home, three miles east of Winchester, on the road to 
the Mt. Leigh Church, where he cominued to work upon the 
farm in summer and go to school in the winter. He was a 
regular attendant at church and Sabbath-school, a diligent 
student, an energetic and industrious young man. He early 
gave his heart to Christ, and united v.'ith the Mt. Leigh Pres- 
byterian Church, in 184c), and ever afterwards maintained a 
devout, consistent, and useful Christian life. After he 
became of age he spent one year in Delaware County, Indi- 
ana, where he taught school on Jake's Creek, four miles 



yo BrOGRAPHV OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

north of Muncie, near the residence of his uncle, Isaac Free- 
man, with whom he l^oarded. In 1853 he returned to Adams 
County, Ohio, and engaged in teaching near the place of his 
birth. Like his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather 
Steen, he was always very fond of music, and possessed a 
natural talent for it, w^iich he cultivated to the highest degree. 
In musical institutes, under competent leaders, and at a 
musical Normal school in Decatur, Ohio, under the direction 
of Prof. Dwight H. Baldwin, he was thoroughly qualified 
and became a popular and successful teacher of vocal and 
instrumental music. He taught many classes in Adams, 
Brown, and Clermont Counties, often so many as three at 
different places, upon each secular day of the week, and for 
some time resided in Williamsburgh, Ohio. In i860 he 
removed to Xenia, Ohio, and followed his chosen profession ; 
was associated with his father in a provision store, and for a 
time carried on the Xenia marble works. His services were 
in constant demand at musical institutes, and as leader of 
church choirs and singing classes. In 1867 he removed to 
Cincinnati, Ohio, and opened a store for the sale of musical 
instruments ; also leader of the music in the First Presbyter- 
ian Church. In the summer of 1877 he removed to Ludlow, 
Kentucky, just across the river, and himself and family 
united with the First Presbyterian Church there, of which 
at that time his brother was pastor. He was ordained and 
installed a ruling elder in that church September 15, 1878, in 
which position he was an efficient church officer and a very 
useful man. As leader of the music and teacher in the Sab- 
bath-school his work was exceedingly profitable. W. Free- 
man Steen was a man of sterling worth and unflinching 
integrity ; a devout Christian for many years, having been 
connected with the Presbyterian churches at Mt. Leigh, 
Xenia, Cincinnati, Ohio, and tinally at Ludlow, Kentucky. 
He was by nature possessed of a kind heart and gentle spirit ; 
was always interested in every good work, and constantly 
making friends. In the autumn of 1882 failing health 
obliged him to cease from, ali business, and he returned to 
Xenia, Ohio, to spend his remaining days. Here he gradu- 
ally grew weaker, but continued very meek, patient and 
uncomplaining to the last. He died March 20, 1883, in the 
assured hope of a blessed inheritance, and his bodv w^as laid 




Prof. W. Freeman Sticen. 
(Born 1831 ; Died 1883.) 



DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT STEEN. 73 

away to rest in the beautiful Woodlawn cemetery, near 
Xenia, Ohio. 

Prof. W. Freeman Steen was married by the Rev. WilHam 
Fee, in Xenia, Ohio, December 25, 1862, to Miss Emma 
Marie Stipp. a daughter of Dr. Nathan B. and Eliza J. Stipp, 
she having been born in Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio, 
October 8, 1842, and died of paralysis, in Cincinnati, Ohio, 
October 3. 1899, aged 57 years. Her body was laid 
beside her husband, in Xenia cemetery, October 6, 1899. "^^ 
Prof. W. Freeman and Emma M. Steen were born the fol- 
lowing children : 

/. — Edith Marie Steen, the eldest child and only daughter of 
Prof. W. Freeman and Emma M. Steen, was born in 
Xenia, Ohio, March 28, 1864. She was married in Cin- 
cmnati, Ohio, September 17, 1882 (?), by the Rev. Edward 
Anderson ( ?), to Charles William Bogart, the only son of 
John H. and Anna M. Bogart, he having been born in 
Ludlow, Kentucky, April 20, 1864 They have resided in 
Cincinnati, Ohio ; Ludlow, Kentucky ; Covington, Ken- 
tucky ; Hamilton, Ohio, and Buffalo, New York. Mr. C. 
William Bogart is a good musician, an excellent wood 
engraver, and a skdlful machinist • — manufacturer of gas 
engines. Residence, Buffalo, New York. The following 
are their children: 

1. Charles Franklin Bogart vvas born in Cincinnati, Ohio, 
July 12. 1S83. 

2. Edwin Richard Bogart was born in Ludlow, Kentucky, 
December 28, 1885. 

5. John Albert Ijogart was born in Ludlow, Kentucky, 
February 18, 1889. 

4. Janies Helmus Bogart was born in Ludlow. Kentucky, 
August 26. 189]. 

5. Lawrence Wilson Bogart was !?orn in Covington, Ken- 
tucky, February 2 1894. 

6. Marine Dewey Bogart, the sixth son of C. William and 
Edith M. Bogart, was born in Hamilton. Ohio, January 
20, 1898. 

//. — Ernest Linden Steen, the second child and eldest son of 
Prof. \V. Freeman and Emma M. Steen, was born in 
Xenia, Ohio, November 2, 1865. He resided with his 



74 



BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEI-N FAMILY. 

parents until after his fatiu-r's ('..-ath, and afterwards in 
Cincinnati, Ohio He died unmarried, in Cincinnati, 
Ohio, July 8, 1894. aged 28 years, 8 months and 6 days. 

///.—Clarence Freeman Steen, the third child, the second 
and younijest son of Prof. W. Freeman and Emma M. 
Steen, was horn in Ludlow, Kentucky, February 23, 1870. 
After his father's death he resided with nis mother until 
1890, then spent four years with his uncle, Prof. E. W. 
Steen, in Knoxville, Tennessee, attending school In 1894 
he returned to Cincinnati, Ohio and resided with his 
motlier until her death. October 3, 1899. Clarence F 
Steen is a bookbinder by trade. Residence, Toledo, Ohio. 

Eli Watson Steen, the second son of Aaron F ar;d Mary 
Freeman Steen was born at the home of his parents, on 
Brush Creek, near the mouth of Elk Run, two miles east of 
Winchester. Adams County, Ohio, August 6, 1833. When 
a very little child he was taken by his parents to the old 
Freeman farm, on Scioto Brush Creek, two miles west of 
Blue Creek, and ten miles east of West Union, Adams 
County, Ohio, v.diere his happy boyhood days were spent, 
attending school and assisting his father on the farm. He 
removed with his parents, August 31, 1848, when he was fif- 
teen, years old, to the farm his father had purchased, lying 
on the road from Winchester to Mt. Leigh, and about a mile 
from the place where he was born. He and his older brother 
were his father's principal assistants on the farm, which was 
new and reciuired nmcli hard labor. They worked faithfully 
during the summer and attended school in the winter. He 
was a regular attendant at the Mt. Leigh Presbyterian 
Church and Sabbath-school for many years ; early gave his 
heart to Christ, and united with the church in 1849. ^^'^^ ever 
afterwards maintained a consistent Christian life. Like his 
ancestors, h.is father, and his brother, he delighted in music, 
and had a special talent for it, which was highly cultivated. 
When lie liecame of age he took a thorough course in musi- 
cal studies in Normal music schools in Russellville, and in 
Decatur, Ohio, under the direction of Prof. Dwight H. Bald- 
win, and became a teacher of vocal and instrumental music, 
in which profession he became very proficient and quite pop- 
ular. He, held many classes in different parts of Adams 
County, Ohio, sonietimcs having as manv as three- singing 




Prop\ E. Watson StctvN. 



DESCENDANTS OF ROBF,RT STEEN. 77 

schools Upon each secular clay of the week, also leading the 
music in the church on tlie Sabbath. He had a sweet voice, 
was a line singer, and to some extent a composer of music. 
His services were eagerly sought at musical institutes, con- 
ventions, and as an instructor in Normal music classes, in 
which he was very successful. After his marriage, in 1855, 
he located upon a farm which his father had purchased, and 
which he afterwards possessed, Iving on the direct road from 
Winchester to Youngsville, about one and a half miles from 
the latter place, and tiie same distance from the Mt. Leigh 
Presbyterian Church. In the summer of 1862 he enlisted as 
a private soldier in the Union Army for the defense of his 
countrv. in Company E, Ninety-first Regiment, Ohio Volun- 
teer Infantry ; was promoted to Second Sergeant, and on a 
few occasions commanded the company. He was stationed 
principally in West Virginia, and owing to failing health was ^ 
honorably discharged from the service. During his absence 
in the army his own house was ransacked by the soldiers of 
John Morgan in their raid through Ohio. In the summer of 
1867 he sold his farm near Youngsville and Mt. Leigh, and 
removed to Xeni-a, Ohio, where he continued to reside and 
follow his profession for several years ; then became a trav- 
eling agent for the large music house of D. H. Baldwin & 
Co., of Cincinnati, Ohio, being one of their most esteemed 
and successful salesmen. Owing to a complete failure of 
health he was compelled to retire from business for several 
years, and resided with his family in Xenia, Ohio. His 
health having somewhat improved, and desiring to locate in a 
milder climate, in May, 1880, he removed to Knoxville, Ten- 
nessee, and in connection with another gentleman opened a 
music hou.se, for the sale of music and musical instruments, 
under the firm name of "Steen & Marshall," but in a year or 
two dissolved partnership and continued in business by him- 
self alone. At Xenia, Ohio, E. Watson Steen and all his 
family were members of the First Presbyterian Church, and 
at Knoxville, Tennessee, they all united with the Third 
(Southern) Presbyterian Chutch. of which he was elected, 
ordained and installed a ruling elder, which office he still 
holds. After the death of his father, in 1881, he was made 
executor of his estate. In 1887 his mother came to reside m 
his family, where she made lier heme until her death, m 
1895. although she made extensive visits to her daughter. 



^8 BIOGRAPHY OF THH STKICN FAMILY. 

who lived in Westboro, Massachusetts, and in Cincinnati, 
Ohio. Mr. Sleen has acquired considerable property, and 
resides at his pleasant home, No. 19 Pearl Place, Knoxville, 
Tennessee. 

Prof. E. Watson Steen was married by the Rev. James 
Dunlap, in West Union, Adams County, Ohio, October 25, 
1855, to Miss Julia Emily Lilly Diboll, a daughter of Dr. 
Victor M. and Philena L. Diboll, she having been born near 
Sardinia, Brown County, Ohio, December 7, 1839, and died 
at her home, No. 19 Pearl Place, Knoxville, Tennessee, Sep- 
teniber 17, i8q6, in the 57th year of her age. Mrs. Steen 
was a woman of social nature, strong attachments, and pos- 
sessed of considerable musical and literary ability, and was 
the wTiter of several stories and unpublished poems. Her 
body was interred in the Woodlawn cemetery, near Xenia, 
Ohio. To Prof. E. Watson and Julia E. L. Steen were born 
the following three children; 

/. — Laura Alice Steen, the eldest daughter of Prof. E. Wat- 
son and Julia E. E. Steen, was born at the home of her 
parents, on the farm, near Youngsville and Mt. Leigh, in 
Adams County, Ohio, August 18, 1856, and resided with 
her parents, in Adams County, and in Xenia, Ohio. She 
early united with th(; First Presbyterian Church in Xenia, 
Ohio, of which she remained a consistent member. She 
received a good education in the Xenia schools. Like her 
father, she possessed fine musical talents, which were culti- 
vated to a high degree, so that she became not only an 
accomplished singer, but an excellent teacher of instru- 
n^ental music as well. Miss L. Allie Steen was a young 
lady of good social ciualities and attractive manner, but 
her genial and useful career was soon cut ofif by that dread 
disease, quick consumption. She died at the home of her 
parents, in Xenia, Ohio, June 5, 1878, in the 22d year of 
her age, and in t;ie certain iiope of a blessed immortality. 
The funeral took place from the Presbyterian church, and 
her body was laid away in Woodlawn cemetery, near 
Xenia, Ohio. 

//. — Alary Esrella Steen, the second daughter of Prof. E. 
Watson and Julia E. L. Steen, was born at the home of her 
parents, near Mt. Leigh and Youngsville, Adams County, 
Ohio, January 13, i860, and continued to live with her 



DUSCDNDANTS OF ROCEKT STKEN. yn 

parents, near Ml. Leigh, and in Xenia, Ohio, until her 
marriage. vShe early united with the First Presbyterian 
Church, in Xenia, and remained a consistent member. 
She secured a good education in the Xenia schools, and 
was an interesting and accomplished young lady, posses- 
ing considerable literary talent. She published several 
interesting original stories of high merit, one being entitled 
"Book Learning Versus Housekeeping." Mary E. Steen 
was married by her uncle, Rev. Moses D. A. Steen, at the 
Grand Hotel, Cincinnati, Ohio, March i6, 1880. to Earnest 
L. Lawrence, of Xenia, Ohio. They resided in Xenia. 
Ohio, for about five years after marriage, where jMr. Law- 
rence was agent for the Xenia Powder Company. In 1885 
they removed to Chicago, P.linois, where they continued 
to reside until her death, which took place March 19, 1890. 
aged 30 years, 2 months and 6 days. Her body was 
buried in Chicago. To Earnest L. and Mary E. Lawrence 
were born the following children: 
7. Mildred Lavv'rence was born in Xenia, Ohio, June i, 

1884. 
2. Meredith Fay Lawrence was born in Chicago, Illinois, 

November 10, 1889. 

///. — Julia Emerine Pearl Steen, the third daughter of Prof. 
E. Watson and Julia E. L. Steen, was born in Xenia, Ohio, 
August 8, 1871, and has resided with her parents in Xenia, 
Ohio, and Knoxville, Tennessee. She early united with 
the Third Presbyterian Church of Knoxville, and has ever 
maintained a consistent Christian life. She secured a good 
education, and has fine musical talents, which have been 
thoroughly cultivated, making her a very popular singer, 
as well as an excellent performer in public. She has com- 
posed and published many pieces of music which are quite 
meritorious. She took the first prize offered by The 
Atlanta Journal for the best musical composition, open to 
musicians of several States. The Knoxville and Chatta- 
nooga papers have recently spoken of her in highest terms 
of praise. 

The following is taken from The Atlanta Journal of 
August 4, T894: 



So I'.loC.KAI'in Ml- THK STl'KX PAMILV. 

]VIISS JULIA PEARL STEEN. 

Miss Julia Ppaii Steen, of Knoxville, Tennessee, is the 
winner of Tne Journal's prize for the best musical composition. 
Some time ago The Journal offered a prize of twenty-five dollars 
in cash to the musician sending in the best production. A great 
many contributions from far and near were received, and in 
order that justice might be done, three distinguished musicians — 
Messrs. J. P. O'Dunnelly, Fred. Wcdemeyer and Marion Dun- 
woody — were selected to pass upon the merits of the different 
pieces sent in. After going over them all and testing their 
respective merits, the committee sent in the following award: 

"Atlanta, Gkorgia, August 1, 1894. 
"To the Pjditor of The Journal: 

"After careful examination of all the manuscripts sent to 
The Journal, we hare awarded the prize to Miss Julia Pearl 
Steen, of Knoxville. Tennessee, deeming hers the most merito- 
rious of all. Very respectfully, 

"j. p. o'donnelly, 
" Fhed. Wedemeyer, 
"Makiox Di nwoody, 

"CoDiniittcc." 

TIIF sweet SINCEK. 

Miss steen is a young lady of more than ordinary attrac- 
tions. She is of medium height, and has a sweet, gentle face, 
brightened by a pair of soulful brown eyes. Her hair is of the 
auburn tint, and hei' face is one that suggests a soul full of 
music. In Meriting of her singing, one who heard her said: 
"While her voice is not so strong as some, it possesses that 
sweet pathos and musical articulation that reaches down after 
a fellow's heart-strings.'' 

A SKETCH OF DEI! LIFE. 

Julia Pearl Steen was born in Xenia, Ohio. August S, 1871. 
Both her parents were of musical family, and she was reared 
in an atmosphere of music. At a very early age she manifested 
a decided musical talent, and was allowed access to the piano. 
Little by little she learned to play, under her mother's direction. 
At the age of two years she played a little waltz. At the age 
of five years she composed her first piece — a simple song, to 
the words, "I live for those who love me." For several years 
she had access to the celebrated May Festivals in Cincinnati, 
v/hif h wonderfully delighted her. Her appreciation of compli- 
cated harmonies and fine rendition of classic music was consid- 
ered at the time remarkable in one so young. When she was 
nine years cf age her parents moved, with her, to Knoxville, 
Tennessee, which has since been her home. At the age of 
fourteen she played such selections as Gottschalk's "Last 
Hope": alsa his "Trcvatore," and Beethoven's "Pathetique," 
etc., pursuing her studies in Knoxville, and later in Chicago. 
Miss Steen has a mezzo-soprano voice, sweet but not strong. 
Her compositions number about twenty. Among those best 
known are: "A Twilight Reverie," "To Dreamland," "A Ham- 
mock Lullaby," "Sleepy Ciovers," and an organ fantasie, entitled 
"Egyptian Lament." from the story of "Ben Hur." 

Miss Steen presides at the organ of the Third Presbyterian 
Church of Knoxville, and is recognized as one of the leading 
organists of that city. She resides with her parents at their 



DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT STEEN. 8 1 

home, "Pearl Place," North Knoxville, where she pursues her 
studies and entertains many musical friends. In stature she 
is about five feet five inches, has brown eyes, an abundant suit 
of auburn hair, and & clean complexion, and is popular among 
her many friends. 

THE PRIZE MUSIC. 

The music written by Miss Steen accompanies the song^ 
"The Parting," written by Miss Lois Huntington. 

THE PAKTING. 

Darling, why that look of sadness? 

Shadows o'ercast thy lovely brow; 
In the eyes once filled with gladness 

Tears of sorrow startle now! 
True, that to-morrow I must leave thee. 
But for a little while, you see, 

I'm parting, parting. 
Only a little while from thee. 

Smile once more on me, my darling! 

Dry those dear eyes now wet with tears; 
That the last look that thou giv'st me. 

Loving looks my heart to cheer; 
Thou'rt all this whole wide world to me, dear. 
Drear would it be without thy love; 

Dreary, dreary. 
Would be this world without thy love! 

While we're absent from each other 

Let this sweet comfort still be thine. 
That the line of shining silver 

'Round our hearts be still entwined; 
And it will whisper to thee, darling. 
That I am coming back to thee; 

I'm coming, coming. 
That I am coming back to thee! 

Julia Emerine Pearl Steen was married at Knoxville, 
Tennessee, on Monday, December 4, 1899, to Dr. Charles 
A. Garratt. Residence, Knoxville. Tennessee. 

Samuel Martin Steen, the third son of Aaron F. and Mary 
Freeman Steen, was born on the old Freeman homestead, on 
Scioto Brush Creek, two miles above the mouth of Blue 
Creek, in Adams County, Ohio, July 5, 1836. Here he lived 
with his parents until he was twelve years of age, going to 
school, and assisting his father as he was able. In 1848 he 
removed with the family to their new home, twenty miles dis- 
tant, near the Mt. Leigh Presbyterian Church, where he con- 
tinued to work on the farm in summer and attend school in 
the winter, while at the same time he continued to be a 
regular attendant at the Mt. Leigh Church and Sabbath- 
school. Plaving secured a good common school education 
(6) 



82 Br.OGIL<\PHY OF THIJ STEEN #AMlLV. 

at Mt. Leigh, he afterwards attended the State Normal 
School at Lebanon, Ohio, under the direction of Prof. E. H. 
Holbrook, and became a teacher. S. Martin Steen was a 
young man of brilUant talents, a natural mathematician, 
delighting in difficult problems. He was also able in argu- 
ment, and extremely fond of it. Often he would present a 
proposition to his brother, or other friend, to see which side 
he would take, then take the opposite side and use such 
strong arguments as to compel his opponent to confess him- 
self in the wrong. Then, after taking a good laugh, he would 
take up the other side of the question, and convince him back 
again that he had been right after all, and enjoy another 
hearty laugh. He had the peculiar faculty of doing this 
without giving offense, and purely from the love of debate. 
He was a young man of great energy and perseverance, and 
had his life been spared he would probably have made his 
mark in the world. He taught quite successfullv several 
terms of school, the last one being at Sandy Springs, Adams 
County, Ohio, near the Ohio River, which closed in June, 
1859. While living at Sandy Springs he united with the 
Methodist Episcopal Church upon profession of faith in 
Christ. Here also, while engaged in teaching, he caught a 
very severe cold, which settled upon his lungs and soon 
developed into quick consumption. He died at the residence 
of his father, near the Mt. Leigh Church, with an assured 
hope of a glorious immortality, October 13, 1859, aged 23 
years, 3 months and 8 days. His body was lovingly laid 
away to rest in the Mt. Leigh cemetery. 
4. John Truman Steen, the fourth son of Aaron F. and Mary 
Freeman Steen, was born on the old Freeman homestead, on 
Scioto Brush Creek, in Jefiferson Township, Adams County, 
Ohio, May 18, 1838. His earliest associations were con- 
nected with the home of his mother's parents, who came from 
Maryland to that locality in 1797, and where his mother was 
born and brought up. This old homestead was located ten 
miles east of West Union, and about the same distance north- 
west of Rome, a village on the Ohio River. When a little 
child he went to school on Blue Creek, two and one-fourth 
miles away. Near the mouth of this beautiful stream there 
was a junction of the roads leading to Portsmouth, Rome, 
and West Union ; also a country store, a post-office, a black- 
smith shop, etc., where the principal trading and business of 



DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT STEEN, 83 

the locality was done. In 1848, when ten years of age, he 
was taken by his parents to their new home, on the farm his 
father had purchased, three miles from Winchester, Ohio, 
on the road to the Mt. Leigh Church, where he grew up to 
manhood. Here in the Mt. Leigh school he secured a good 
common school education. He afterwards attended the 
State Normal School at Lebanon, Ohio, under the superin- 
tendency of Prof. E. H. Hoibrook, and qualified himself for a 
teacher, in which profession he was especially successful. 
He taught quite a num.ber of schools, the last being at Har- 
sha's Mills, about four miles from his father's home. He 
was exceedingly fond of music, and is said to have had the 
finest and most natural talent for it of any member of the 
family. His social qualities were also of a very high order, 
and hence his company was sought and enjoyed by all his 
acquaintances. J. Truman Steen united with the Mt. Leigh 
Presbyterian Church June 9, 1858, on profession of faith in 
Christ, and continued to be an earnest, devout, and useful 
Christian. While engaged in teaching at Harsha's Mills, 
Adams County, Ohio, he caught a severe cold, which devel- 
oped into consumption. He died at the residence of his 
father, June 25, 1862, aged 24 years, i month and 7 days. 
He was universally beloved, and his death greatly lamented. 
His body was tenderly laid away to rest in the cemetery at 
Mt. Leigh. 

, Moses Duncan Alexander Steen, the fifth son of Aaron F. 
and Mary Freeman Steen, was born at the old Freeman 
homestead, on Scioto Brush Creek, ten miles east of West 
Union, and two miles west of Blue Creek, in Adams County, 
Ohio, April 24, 1841. His earUest recohections were of the 
old home, where his mother was born and brought up — the 
orchard, the creek, the rocky clififs and cedar trees, the high 
bridge, the sugar camp, the old church, the graveyard, and 
the surrounding hills. The death of his Httle brother, in the 
autumn of 1844, was never effaced from his memory. His 
first day at school on Blue Creek remains as a vivid picture, 
one brother holding each hand as they walked along until 
they came to Smalley's store, where they bought a 
"primer" full of bright pictures and proceeded to the school- 
house, where the teacher took him on her lap ; the school 
exhibition the next winter, at which he recited "Twinkle, 
twinkle, little star," and the long Sabbath services of the 



84 BIOGRAPHY OF THE; STEEN FAMILY. 

Seceders at Wait's Mill, have never been forgotten. In 1848, 
when he was seven years old, the family removed to their 
new home, near the Mt. Leigh Presbyterian Church, in 
which he was baptized by the Rev. James Dunlap, October 2, 
1848, and grew up to manhood on his father's farm. He was 
a regular attendant at the Mt. Leigh Church, Sabbath-school 
and district school, while every Sabbath afternoon was 
devoted by his parents to the religious instruction of their 
children. Moses D. A. Steen united with the Mt. Leigh 
Presbyterian Church on profession of faith in Christ, June 8, 
1858, and began a course of study in North Liberty Acad- 
emy. He afterwards spent three years in Salem Academy, 
then under the direction of Rev. James A. L Lowes, D.D.; 
one year in Hanover College, at Hanover, Indiana, and com- 
pleted the classical course in Miami University, Oxford, 
Ohio, from which he was graduated, receiving the degree of 
B.A. June 27, 1866. He entered the United Presbyterian 
Theological Seminary, at Xenia, Ohio, September i, 1886, 
and remained one term. He afterwards attended the Pres- 
byterian Theological Seminary of the Northwest, at Chicago, 
Illinois, from which he was graduated April i, 1869, having 
spent the autumn session of 1868 in Princeton Theological 
Seminary, at Princeton, New Jersey. He was licensed to 
preach the Gospel by the Old School Presbytery of Chilli- 
cotlie, in Hillsboro, Ohio, April 8, 1868, and spent the sum- 
mer vacation in preaching at Mt. Sterling and Sharpsburgh, 
Kentucky. Immediately after graduating from the The- 
ological Seminary, in April, 1869, he took charge of the 
church at Worthington, near Columbus, Ohio, and the next 
year accepted an invitation to the church in Vevay, Indiana, 
and was ordained to the full work of the ministry in that 
church by the Presbytery of New Albany, September 8, 1870 
In January, 1872, he accepted a call to the pastorate of the 
church at Solon, near Cleveland, Ohio, which, in April, 1873, 
he resigned to accept a call to the church at Conneautville, 
Pennsylvania. On Monday, June i, 1874, a terrible con- 
flagration swept away a large part of the village, leaving 
many without homes and seriously afifecting the work of the 
church. In Decem.ber of that year Mr. Steen resigned the 
pastorate and took charge of the church in Waterford, Erie 
County, Pennsylvania In May, 1875, he accepted a call to 
the First Presbyterian Church of Ludlow, Kentucky, oppo- 



DF,SCKNDANTS OF ROBERT STEEN. 85 

site Cincinnati, Ohio, where he remained six years and three 
months. Through his patient, faithful and persistent labors 
a heavy and pressing mortgage debt was removed, 
and the church placed upon a substantial basis of 
prosperity. In the summer of 1877, while in charge 
of this church, he made an extensive tour through 
Europe, traveling leisurely throughout Ireland, Scot- 
land, England, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Switzer- 
land, and France, and returned to his work with renewed 
vigor. August 19, 1881, he resigned his charge at Ludlow, 
Kentucky, and accepted an invitation to the church at Pleas- 
ant Ridge, near Walnut Hills, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio, 
where he remained for a year. His wife being in feeble 
health at the time, they determined to seek a change of 
climate, and he accepted an invitation to Davisville, Califor- 
nia, where he entered upon the work with encouraging pros- 
pects, in September, [882, but a few months later returned 
to the East. In the summer of 1883 he supplied the 
churches of Troy and Edwardsville. Illinois, and in the fall 
accepted an invitation to Tabernacle Presbyterian Church, 
Gunnison, Colorado, entering upon his work there the first 
Sabbath in October, 1883, and had a prosperous year. 
October i, 1884, he accepted an invitation to the church at 
Black Hawk, Colorado, but owing to the high altitude, which 
afifected her heart, Mrs. Steen could not live there, and by 
physicians' advice the next summer they came to the Pacific 
Coast, reaching Portland, Oregon, July i, 1885; spent one 
Sabbath at Albany, Oregon ; preached two months in the 
Eirst Church of Tacoma, Washington, and supplied the 
church at Snohomish, Washington, for one year, the church- 
doubling its membership during that time. July i, 1886, 
Mr. Steen accepted an invitation to the Presbyterian Church 
of Woodbridge, California, to begin his labors September i, 
at which time he accordingly removed to Woodbridge, Cali- 
fornia; was afterwards called to the pastorate, and still con- 
tinues in charge of the church. 

Moses D. A. Steen and his wife, since coming to the West, 
in 1883, have devoted their leisure hours in special courses 
of study together, and have received diplomas, or certificates 
of graduation, from the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific 
Circle at Monterey, California, in 1889 : and afterwards the 
Guild of the Seven Seals, v/hich is the highest rank obtain- 



86 BIOGRAPHY OF THE; STKHN FAMILY. 

able. They also completed the seven years' course of Bible 
study in the Philadelphia Bible Correspondence School, 
receiving then- diplomas in 1890. In connection with his 
work in Woodbridge, California, after some months of pre- 
liminary services, Mr. Steen, on September 29, 1889, organ- 
ized a church at Clements, fourteen miles east, where no 
church organization of any kind had before existed, and sup- 
plied it with preaching at regular intervals for several years. 
With a membership of only nine persons, he was instru- 
mental in building and dedicating, without debt, on this mis- 
sion field a beaurifu! and substantial church edifice, worth 
$5,000. 

Moses D A. Steen has been frequently called to conduct 
memorial services and act as chaplain and orator on public 
occasions. He has also published several sermons, essays, 
and contributed articles. In 1888 he was invited by the 
faculty to preach the annual sermon at San Joaquin Valley 
College, which was received with favor, and a few days later 
at the annual session cf the Board of Trustees they conferred 
upon him the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity. In 
1889 the University of Wooster, Ohio, conferred upon him 
the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, upon examination. 
"The Wooster Quarterly," in speaking of it, says: 

The degree was conferred on thesis and examination in 
Course A. The examination covered the course as published in 
1887, and was superintended and certified by President D. A. 
Mobley, of San .Joaquin College, Woodbridge. It was taken in 
ten sittings cf two hours and a half each, the questions being 
given out in sections, and the examination papers consisted of 

seventy-six large and carefully written pages Many o£ 

our readers will remember the sermon by Dr. Steen, which 
appeared in the Pulpit Supplement to the Quarterly. He is well 
known in California as an able and earnest preacher of the Word, 
and has been placed in honorable position by the Synod of the 
Pacific as a m.ember of the Permanent Committee on Education. 

The twenty-fifth anniversary of the marriage of Rev. Dr. 
and Mrs. M. D. A. Steen was duly celebrated June 22, 1895, 
under the auspices of the King's Daughters. Many invita- 
tions had been sent out, the church profusely decorated, and 
as the wedding march was played the procession entered, 
headed by the King's Daughters and six little girls, all 
dressed in white, and bearing flowers. The Rev. D. A. 
Mobley, D D., ex-President of S. J. V. College, performed 
an appropriate ceremony, and brief addresses were made by 




Mrs. Mary Foster Steen. 



DEJSCENDANTS OK ROBERT STli^N. So 

representatives of the church, the King's Daughters, several 
ministers and others. Congratulations, a happy reunion, 
and a banquet followed. Among the many greetings 
received was the following little poem, written for the occa- 
sion by the Rev. James S. McDonald, D.D., formerly super- 
intendent of Home Missions in California: 

Never did bells with sweeter tune 
Laden the fragrant air of June, 
And fill your hearts with such delight 
And lure you to a path so bright, 
As on the day when your new life 
Began as happy man and wife. 
The music of that .joyful day 
Has gained in sweetness all your way. 

Discordant strains have never come 
To mar the peace of your dear home, 
Where lovers' hearts do not grow old; 
Their early love will not grow cold. 
There is a joy love only knows, 
That you may keep till life shall close; 
When all your goodness shall increase 
In God's eternal home of peace. 

Dr. Steen has frequently been chosen Moderator of the 
Presbytery with which he has been connected. From 1887 
until 1893 he was Permanent Clerk, and since 1893 has been 
the Stated Clerk and Treasurer of the Presbytery of Stock- 
ton, which comprises a territory as large as the State of Ohio. 
He was chosen Commissioner to the Presbyterian General 
Assemblies which met in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1880: 
Omaha, Nebraska, in 1887, and Saratoga Springs, New 
York, in 1894. In 1895 he was elected by the General 
Assembly at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania , a delegate to "Gen- 
eral Council of Alliance of the Reformed Churches through- 
out the World Holding the Presbyterian System," to meet in 
Glasgow, Scotland, in June, 1896. On this journey he was 
accompanied by his wife, and after the Council they extended 
their visit to many places of interest in British and Conti- 
nental Europe, returning to America via the Northern route, 
through the Gulf and River St. Lawrence, to Quebec, Mon- 
treal, the Thousand Islands, Kingston and Toronto, Canada. 
He has traveled quite extensively in the United States, Can- 
ada and Mexico. Including missionary work in the West 
with other journeys, he has visited every State and Terri- 
tory in the American Union, except Alaska, and preached 



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BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

the Gospel in many of them ; sometimes in the forest, in 
frontier settlements, in log cabins, and school-houses, on 
river and ocean steamers, among Indians, Mexicans, and all 
classes and conditions of people — rich and poor, learned and 
illiterate. Residence, Woodbridge, California. 

Moses D. A. Steen was married by the Rev. William R. 
Parsons, at Worthington, Ohio, near Columbus, June 22, 
1870, to Miss Mary Foster, a daughter of Archibald and 
Harriet Foster, formerly of Sugar Creek, Venango County^ 
Pennsylvania, she having been born at Sugar Creek, Penn- 
sylvania, July 21, 1843, and united with the Presbyterian 
Church at that place June 8, 1858, the same day that her 
husband joined the church in Ohio. She has ever been a 
true helpmeet to her husband in his sacred profession, culti- 
vated, amiable, and devout. Since 1887 she has been the 
Stockton Presbyterial Secretary of the Woman's Occidental 
Board of Foreign Missions. The bride's father was a son of 
John Foster, who was born in County Armagh, Ireland, 
June 2^, 1768; came to America when about twenty years of 
age; married Rebecca Lee in 1796, in Centre County, Penn- 
sylvania, where they resided until 1797, when he removed to 
Venango County, and located upon a farm at Sugar Creek. 
Pennsylvania. Mary Foster's mother was a daughter of 
John and Isabella McQuaid, a granddaughter of William 
and Elizabeth Dufi^leld. and a great-granddaughter of Philip 
and Jane Armstrong Dufifield, who owned real estate near 
Ballynahinch, in County Down, Ireland. William Dufifield 
was the eldest child and only son of Philip and Jane Arm- 
strong Dufifield, was born in Ireland about 1744, came to 
America in 1770, was married in Mifflin County, Pennsyl- 
vania, in 1776 to Elizabeth Hasson, by whom he had seven 
children. Isabella Duffield was the sixth child of William 
and Elizabeth Hasson Dufifield, and was born in Centre 
County, Pennsylvania, November 15, 1790; was brought to 
Venango County, in 1800, was married by Abram Selders in 
Franklin, Pennsylvania, September 8, 1808, to John 
McQuaid, by whom she had six children. Harriet C. 
McOuaid, the second child and eldest daughter of John and 
Isabella Duffield McQuaid, was born in Venango County, 
Pennsylvania, November 5, 181 1; was mxarried by the Rev. 
Thomas Anderson at Sugar Creek, Pennsylvania, April 19, 
1832, to Archibald Foster, he having been born at Sugar 




Lulu Grace Steen. 



DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT STEEN. 93; 

Creek, Pennsylvania, November 7, 1804, by whom she had 
twelve children, Mary Foster being the eighth child and 
fifth daughter. To Moses D. A. and Mary Foster Steen was 
born one child, as follows: 

/.■ — Lulu Grace Steen was born in Conneautville, Crawford 
County, Pennsylvania, July 4, 1873, and died in Ludlow, 
Kentucky, July 3, 1876. On her third birthday her body 
was tenderly laid away to rest in the Woodlawn cemetery, 
near Xenia, Ohio. She was a general favorite, the joy of 
the household, a remarkably bright and interesting child, 
affectionate, obedient, patient, yet full of life and enthusi- 
asm. She was intelligent beyond her years, and devo- 
tional to an eminent degree. She delighted in family wor- 
ship, and often in her play would sit down and act as 
though she were reading, then close the book, kneel down 
by a chair, cover her face with her hands, and reverently 
say: "God bless Ivulu and make her a good girl ; God bless 
papa and make him a good man ; God bless mamma and 
make her a good lady. Amen." 

6. Josiah James Steen, the sixth son of Aaron F. and Mary 
Freeman Steen, was born at the old Freeman homestead, on 
Scioto Brush Creek, near Blue Creek, Adams County, Ohio,^ 
February 25, 1844, and died at the same place September 8, 
1844, aged 8 months and 13 days. "A sweet little bud taken 
from the earth to bloom in heaven." 

7. Sarah Catherine Steen, called "Kate," the seventh child and 
only daughter of Aaron F. and Mary Freeman Steen, was 
born at the home of her parents, three miles east of Win- 
chester, Adams County, Ohio, April i, 1853, where her 
happy childhood days were spent. She attended the public 
school, the church, and Sabbath-school at Mt. Leigh when 
she was still a child. She removed with her parents to their 
new home, at Xenia, Ohio, in the summer of 1865, when she 
was twelve years of age, and in early life united with the 
First Presbyterian Church of that place, and of which she 
was a useful mem.ber. At Xenia she received a good edu- 
cation in the common schools, and was graduated from the 
High School in 1872. Like her father and elder brothers, 
she was possessed of unusually fine musical talents, which she 
delighted to cultivate and exercise ; and under the continu- 
ous instruction of her brother, Prof. E. W. Steen, she soorr 



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BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEKN FAMILY. 

acquired a cultivated voice, skill in execution, and became an 
accomplished teacher of vocal and instrumental music. In 
1879 she taught music in Clarksville, Tenn. After the death 
of her father, in 188 1, she. with her mother, removed to the 
center of the city of Xenia, where they lived together, and 
she gave music lessons to many private pupils. In 1883 she 
accepted the position of teacher of vocal music and voice cul- 
ture in Antioch College, at Yellow Springs, Ohio, but still 
making her home with her mother in Xenia, and traveling 
back and forth by rail until January i, 1886, when they 
removed to Yellow vSprings, Ohio. 

Sarah Catherine (Kate) Steen was married by the Rev. 
John S. Axtell at Xenia, Ohio, December 24, 1885, to the 
Rev. Elijah Alfred Coil, a son of Jesse A. and Lydia Coil, 
he having been born May 2, 1858, and brought up on his 
father's farm, near Delphos, Allen County, Ohio. His 
mother died when he was a little child only five years old. 
He attended the public school in the neighborhood in which 
he was brought up, and secured his higher education at 
Antioch College, Y^ellow Springs, Ohio. Here, as his music 
teacher, he becam.e acquainted with his future wife. The 
Rev. E. Alfred Coil received a call to the Christian Church 
in Yellow Springs, Ohio, which he accepted, entered upon 
his work September i, 1885, and continued in charge for two 
years. Septemljer i. 1887, he received and accepted a call to 
the First Unitarian Church at Westboro, Massachusetts, and 
continued in charge four years. He removed to Cincin- 
nati, Ohio, September i, 189 1, and became pastor of the 
Unity Church of that city and remained four years. Again, 
September i, 1895, he received and accepted a call to the 
First Unitarian Church of Marietta, Ohio, and removed with 
his family to that place, and still continues pastor of that 
church. To the Rev. E. Alfred and Kate Steen Coil have 
been born the following children: 

/. — Emery Wilbur Coil, the eldest child of Rev. E. Alfred 
and Kate Steen Coil, was born in Westboro, Massachu- 
setts, September 28, 1888. 

//• — Harold Coil, the second child and son of Rev. E.. Alfred 
and Kate Steen Coil, w^as born in Westboro, Massachu- 
setts, May I, 1891. 

JJJ- — Alfreda Coil, the third child and eldest dausfhter of 




Mf.s. Kate Steen Coil. 



DESCENDANTS OF ROBKKT STEEN. 97 

Rev. E. Alfred and Kate Steen Coil, was born in Cincin- 
nati, Ohio, June 15, 1892. 
IV. — iVIarion Coil, the fourth child and third son of Rev. 
E. Alfred and Kate Steen Coii, was born in Marietta, Ohio, 
November 30, 1895. 
S. Isaac Birt Steen, the eighth child and seventh son of Aaron 
F. and Mary Freeman Steen, was born at the home of his 
parents, three miles east of Winchester, Adams County, 
Ohio, June 8, 1856, and died June 16, 1856, aged 8 days. 
The body was laid away to rest in the Mt. Leigh cemetery. 
9. William Wirt Steen, the ninth child and eighth son of Aaron 
F. and Mary Freeman Steen, was born three miles east of 
Winchester, Adams County, Ohio, June 8, 1856, and died at 
the same place June 26, 1856, aged 18 days. The body was 
laid away to rest in the Mt. Leigh cemetery, by the side of 
his little twin brother. 

IV. — Robert Wilson Steen, the fourth child and second son oi 
Alexander and Agnes Nancy Faris Steen, was born two miles 
north of Flemingsburgh, Kentucky, May 24, 1809, and died 
suddenly of heart, failure at his residence, two miles east of 
Winchester, Ohio, November ii, 1873, aged 64 years, 5 
months and 18 days. He was brought with his parents, when 
they removed from Kentucky, in 1820, and located on a farm 
two miles east of Winchester, Adams County, Ohio. Here he 
was carefully and religiously brought up, working on the farm 
in summer and attending school in winter. At that time Ohio 
was a new country, and labor of every kind had to be done 
without machinery, so that much hard work was necessary in 
clearing the fields, putting in and gathering the grain, in which 
he faithfully assisted his father until he grew to manhood. 
After he became a man he purchased a farm near his father's 
residence, located on Brush Creek, at the mouth of Elk Run, 
where he continued to reside all his life, a practical and suc- 
cessful farmer. R. W'ilson Steen was married by John Treber, 
J. P., at the residence of the bride's parents, near Dunkinsville, 
Adams County, Ohio, September 13, 1832, to Miss Louisa 
Chambers, a daughter of Elijah and Ann Wilcox Chambers, 
formerly from near Baltimore, Maryland, she having been born 
near Baltimore, Maryland, April 21, 18*09, and died at the resi- 
dence of her son, in Washington C. H., Fayette County, Ohio, 
(7) 



^8 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STE^:^f FaMILV. 

on Good Fridav, April 15, 1892, in the 83d year of her age. 
On the following- Sunday — Easter Day — her body was ten- 
derly laid away by the side of her husband, in the Mt. Leigh 
cemetery. R. Wilson Steen and his wife were for many years 
members of the Mt. Leigh Presbyterian Church. To them 
were born nine children, as follows: 

-^ I. Aaron Marshall Steen, the eldest son of R. Wilson and 
Louisa C. Steen, was born at the home of his parents, two 
miles east of Winchester, Adams County, Ohio, July i, 1833, 
and died near New Market. Highland County, Ohio, Febru- 
ary 3, 1891, aged 57 years, 7 months and 2 days. His body 
was laid away to rest in the Mt. Leigh cemetery. 

A. Marshall Steen grew up to manhood upon his father's 
farm, attending school in winter, and was by occupation a 
farmer all his life. He resided in Adams County, Ohio, near 
his fatlier's residence until 1865, when he removed to Mercer 
County, Illinois, and located upon a farm near Aledo, where 
i he continued to live for several years, then settled upon his 
own farm near Millersburgh, In the same county, where he 
remained a number of years. In 1884 he returned to Ohio 
and resided near New Market, Highland County, until his 
death. 

A. Marshall Steen was married by the Rev. Nathaniel 
Williams at the residence of the bride's parents, near Mt. 
Leigh Presbyterian Church, September 4, 1856, to Miss 
Mary Ellen Dunlap, a daughter of Andrew and Jemima 
Robey Dunlap, she having been born April 24, 1838. Her 
father, Andrew Dunlap, was born in Fayette County, Penn- 
sylvania, June 10, 1796, and her mother, Jemima Robey 
Dunlap, was born in Monongalia County, West Virginia, 
December 24, 1808. Mrs. Mary E. Dunlap Steen was 
married a second time. August 12, 1896, to William Pink- 
erton, who is a brother of her brother Hiram Dunlap's wife. 
Residence, Viola, Illinois. To A. Marshall and Mary E. 
Steen were born the following eight children: 

/. — Stephen Cary Steen, the eldest son of A. Marshall and 
Mary E. Steen, was born near Winchester, Ohio, August 
23> 1857, an<^ was taken by his parents to Illinois in Febru- 
ary, 1865, and lived in Mercer County and assisted his 
father upon a farm tmtil he grew up to manhood. In the 
summer of 1882 he removed from Illinois to Lenox, Tay- 



DESCENDANTS OP ROBERT STEEN. 



99 



lor County, Iowa, where he remained one year; then to 
San Buena Ventura, Ventura County, CaUfornia, where 
he resided two years. In 1885 he removed to Colfax, 
Whitman County, Washington, where for three years he 
kept a livery stable, and since that time has followed the 
occupation of a farmer. S. Cary Steen was married by the 
Rev. G. M. Tuttle, in Winfield, Henry County, Iowa, Feb- 
ruary 9, 1882, to Miss Justine Melvina Hale, a daughter 
of James Porter and Louisa Mariah Hale, she having been 
born in Winfield, Iowa, March 15, 1858. Residence, Col- 
fax, Whitman County, Washington. To S. Cary and 
Justine M. Steen were born the following children: 

1. Loren Areton Steen was born in Lenox, Iowa, August 
8, 1883. 

2. Myrtle Florence Steen was born in Colfax, Washington, 
July 5, 1886, and died the same day. 

5. Gertrude Clarence Steen was born in Colfax, Washing- 
ton, July 5, 1886, and died the same day. 

4. Ivy Faunetta Steen was born in Colfax, Washington, 
February 13, 1889. 

5. Steen, a daughter, was born in Colfax, Wash- 
ington. 

6. Steen, a daughter, was born in Colfax, Wash- 
ington. 

//. — Albert Newton Steen, the second son of A. Marshall and 
Mary E. Steen, was born near Winchester, Ohio, July 21, 
1859. He was brought to Illinois by his parents in Feb- 
ruary, 1865, and continued to live with them upon the 
farm. He died near Millersburgh, Mercer County, Illi- 
nois, March 9, 1880, aged 20 years, 7 months and 16 days. 

///. — Elstena Victoria Steen, the third child and eldest 
daughter of A. Marshall and Mary E. Steen, was born 
near Winchester, Adams County, Ohio, March 12, 1861. 
She lived with her parents in Ohio until she was four years 
old, and was brought up on her father's farm, in Mercer 
County, Ilimois, where she was educated in the common 
schools. She was married by the Rev. George M. Morey, 
at the residence of her parents, near Millersburgh, Mercer 
County, Illinois, December 29, 1880,' to William Martin 
Bean, a son of Marshall and Hannah Jane Bean, he having 



lOO BIOGRAPHY OF THE; STEDN FAMILY. 

been born in Greenville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, 
September 6, 1858 — a farmer. They resided for several 
years near Millersburgh, Illinois, and then moved to 
Nebraska and located on a farm near David City. Resi- 
dence. David City, Nebraska. To them were born the 
following children: 

1. Maude Alberta Bean was born near Millersburgh, Illi- 
nois, October 20, 1881. 

2. Mary Leona Bean was born near Millersburgh, Illinois, 
August 6, 1883. 

J. Ada Minerva Bean was born near Millersburgh, Illi- 
nois, March 11, 1885. 

4. Ruby Pearl Bean was born near Millersburgh, Illinois, 
February 24, 1887. 

5. Julius Caesar Bean was born near David City, 
Nebraska, October 7, 1888, and died at the same place 
August 5, 1890. 

6. Fred. Ritchie Bean was born near David City, 
Nebraska, November 5, 1893. 

IV. — Emily Ellen Steen, the fourth child and second daugh- 
ter of A. Marshall and Mary E. Steen, was born near Win- 
chester, Adams County, Ohio, April 22, 1863. She was 
brought to Illinois by her parents in February, 1865, and 
resided with them upon a farm in Mercer County, until 
her marriage. She was educated in the common schools ; 
was a very amiable young lady, and early became a devout 
Christian and faithful member of the M. E. Church in 
Millersburgh, Illinois. She was married by her pastor, 
the Rev. William T. Kerr, at Pom.eroy, Mercer County, 
Illinois, February 10, 1885, to Thomas Leroy Duncan, a 
son of James M. and Margaret Duncan, of Millersburgh, 
Illinois, he having been born June 14, 1862 — a telegraph 
operator. After marriage they lived two years in Corning, 
Towa, three years in Horace, Kansas, several years in 
Osceola,' Iowa, and Murray, Iowa. Residence, Murray, 
Iowa. To them were born the following: 
I. Lela Myrtle Duncan was born in Prescott, Adams 

County, Iowa, June 11, 1888. 
^.Harold Steen Duncan was born in Murray, Clarke 

County, Iowa, June 23, 1899. 



DESCKNDANTS OF ROBERT STEEN. lOI 

V. — Andrew Wilson Steen, the fifth child and third son of 
A. Marshall and Mary E. Steen, was born near Winches- 
ter, Adams County, Ohio, January i, 1865, and in Febru- 
ary, 1865, brought by his parents to their new home in 
Illinois. He grew up to manhood upon his father's farm, 
in Mercer County, near Millersburgh, Illinois, where he 
attended school. In 1882, when 17 years old, he removed 
to the West with his eldest brother, and lived one year in 
Iowa, two years in Ventura County, California, and since 
1885, in the State of Washington. For some time he 
resided in Colfax, and afterwards in Pullman, Whitman 
County, Washington — a railroad man. He was married 
by the Rev. S. W. Walters, in Pullman, Washington, 
August 4, 1895, to Miss Lizzie Carlson, a daughter of 
Charles and Anna Carlson, she having been born April 21, 
1871. Residence, Pullman, Washington. 

VI. — Leora Steen, called "Ora," the sixth child and. third 
daughter of A. Marshall and Mary E. Steen, was born near 
Aledo, Mercer Coimty, Illinois, March 28, 1867. She 
grew to womanhood upon her father's farm, near Mil- 
lersburgh, Illinois. She was m.arried in Piper City, Ford 
Cotmty, Illinois, by John R. Lewis, Esq., November 14, 
1888, to Elbridge Clyde Thornhill, a son of Barney and 
Mary Ann Gibson Thornhill, he having been born in 
Westboro, Clinton County, Ohio, February 14, 1865. 
He is now engaged in buying stock, and Mrs. Ora Steen 
Thornhill keeps a millinery and notion store. Residence, 
Joy, Mercer County, Illinois. 

VII. — Mary Isabella Steen, the seventh child and fourth 
daughter of A. Marshall and Mary E. Steen, was born 
near Aledo, Illinois, April 12, 1869. She was brought up 
on her father's farm, in Mercer County, Illinois, and 
attended school in MiUersburgh. She was married near 
Millersburgh, Illinois, February 23, 1888, to George F. 
Bailey, a son of John and Martha Bailey, he having been 
born in Scotland County, Missouri, August 3, 1859 — a 
railroad fireman. Residence, Monmouth. Illinois. To 
them were born the following children: 
I. Albert Clarence Bailey was born at Keithsburgh, Mer- 
cer County, Illinois, January 6, 189 1. 



A 



1 02 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STKKN- "FAMILY. 

2. Leora Wahnetta liailey was born near New Boston, 
Mercer County, Illinois, December 16, 1893. 

VUI. — John Ritchie Steen. the eighth child, the fourth and 
youngest son of A. Marshall and Mary E. Steen, was born 
near Millersburgh, Mercer County, Illinois, August 6, 
1876, where he spent his early days upon his father's farm 
and attended school in Miilersburgh. From 1891 until 
1896 he resided with his mother, at Seaton, Mercer County, 
Illinois. He ^s by occupation a farmer. J. Ritchie Steen 
was married by the Rev. William S. Davis, D.D., in Aledo, 
Illinois, on Thursday, September 24, 1896, to Miss Delia 
Elberta May Mocre, a daughter of George and Henrietta 
F. Moore, she having been born in New Boston, Mercer 
County, Illinois, April 25, 1878. Residence, Viola, Mer- 
cer County, Illinois 

\ 2. Nancv Ann Steen, the second child and only daughter of R. 
Wilson and Louisa C. Steen, was born at the home of her 
parents, on Brush Creek, near the mouth of Elk Run, two 
miles east of Winchester, Adams County, Ohio, November 
6, 1834, and was brought up on her father's farm, and 
attended school in the neighborhood. N. Ann Steen was 
married at the residence of her parents, near Winchester, 
Ohio, by the Rev. James Dunlap, December 25, 185 1, to 
Silas Holmes Sharn, a son of Samuel Sharp, wdio was born 
in Virginia, and Margaret Holmes Sharp, who was born in 
Adams County, (^hio, he having been born in Highland 
County, Ohio, September 4, 1831 — a carpenter and builder, 
a member of the Christian Church. Residence, Winchester, 
Adams Count} , Ohio. To Silas H. and N. Ann Steen Sharp 
were born the following nine children: 

/. — Albert Newton Sharp was born near Youngsville, Adams 
County, Ohio, January 4, 1853, ^^^ died on the morning 
of July 6, i860. 

//. — Emma Belle Sharp was born near Youngsville, Ohio, 
July 28, 1854, and was brought up in the home of her 
parents. She died near Cynthiana, Pike County, Ohio, 
May 10, 1881. Emma B. Sharp was married December 
19, 1875. to James Madison Penn, a son of Stephen and 
Mary Penn, he having been born near Cynthiana, Ohio, 



DESCENDANTS OE ROBERT STEEN. 103 

and where he and his wife resided until her death. To 
them were born the following children: 

1. Edward Penn was born near Cynthiana, Ohio, in 1877. 

2. Cary L. Penn was born near Cynthiana, Ohio, in 1880, 
and died in 1882. 

///. — Eva Josephine Sharp was born near Youngsville, Ohio, 

23, 1856, and died in the evening of July 6, i860, 

the same daj her brother died. 

IV. — Elsie Jane Sharp was born near Youngsville, Ohio, 
January i, 1859, and died July 22, i860. 

V. — Luelia Ann Sharp was born near Youngsville, Ohio, 
November 5, i860, and brought up in her father's family. 
She was married by the Rev. Mr. Lowe, of the M. E. 
Church, at the residence of her parents, September 18, 
1878. to Daniel A. Fulton, a son of James and Isabella 
Fulton, he having been born in Russellville, Brown 
County, Ohio, November 5, 1854 — a farmer. After their 
marriage they lived in Ohio three years, then removed to 
Doniphan County, Kansas, where they remained until 
189 1, when they located near Horton, Brown County, 
Kansas, where they still reside. To Daniel A. and Luelia 
A. Fulton were born the following children: 

1. Robert Fulton was born in Winchester, Ohio, April 10, 
1880. 

2. Anna Belle Fulton was born in Winchester, Ohio, May 
2y, 1882, and was married in Horton, Kansas, June i, 
1898, to Ray Hetherington. To them was born: 

a. James Hetherington was born near Horton, Kansas, 
December 15, 1899. 
?. Roy Fulton was born near Severance, Doniphan 
County, Kansas, October 30, 1884. 

4. Mary Pearl Fulton was born near Severance, Doni- 
phan County, Kansas, October 30, 1887. 

5. Margaret Fulton was born near Horton, Brown 
County, Kansas, in March, 1893. 

VI. — James Lovel Sharp, the sixth child and second son of 
Silas H. and N. Ann Steen Sharp, was born in Adams 
County, Ohio, January 6, 1863, and brought up in the 



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104 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

home of his parents He was married by the Rev. N. 
Bradford, at the residence of the bride's parents, near 
Winchester, Ohio, August 25, 1887, to Anna Viola 
Swearingen. a daughter of Benjam.in K. and Jane M. 
Swearingen, she having been born in Adams County, 
Ohio, April 9, 1869. Residence, Winchester, Ohio. The 
following are the ciiildren of James L. and Anna V. Sharp: 

1. Benjamin Sharp was born near Winchester, Ohio, 
June 6, 1888. 

2. Coleman S. Sharp was born near Winchester, Ohio, 
July 24, 1890. 

J. Frank Sharp was born near Winchester, Ohio, Decem- 
ber 23, 1892. 

4. Wiley Sharp was born near Winchester, Adams County, 
Ohio, December 25, 1894. 

VII. — Mary Inez Sharp, the seventh child and fifth daughter 
of Silas H. and N. Ann Steen Sharp, was born in Adams 
County, Ohio, February 24, 1865, and died in Chicago, 
Illinois, January 28, 1897, ^^ the 32d year of her age — 
shot and instantly killed. She was married by the Rev. 
George M. Fulton at the residence of her parents, in Win- 
chester, Ohio, September 19, 1883, to Andrew Coleman 
Denning, a son of Washington and Mary Denning, he 
having been born in Adams County, Ohio, February 4, 
i860 — a liveryman. Residence, Hastings, Nebraska. 
To Andrew C. and M. Inez Denning were born the follow- 
ing children . 

1. William Edmond Denning was born in Winchester, 
Ohio, July 22, 1884. 

2. Silas Earl Denning was born in Winchester, Ohio, 
April 23, 1886. 

VIII. — Austie Fleming Sharp, the eighth child and sixth 
daughter of Silas H. and N. Ann Steen Sharp was born 
in Brown County, Ohio. December 24, 1866, and brought 
up in her father's family. She was married by the Rev. 
Mr. Denman, at the residence of her parents, in Winches- 
ter, Ohio. March 10, 1885, to Charles H. Wood, a son of 
Thomas H. and Eliza McGovie Wood, he having been 
born in Brown County, Ohio, December i, 1863. Resi- 



DESCENDANTS OE ROBERT STEEN. ' I05 

denoe, Winchester, Ohio. To Charles H. and Austie F. 
Wood were born the following children: 

1. Samuel Frederick Wood was born in Winchester, Ohio, 
January 14, 1886. 

2. Ethel Pearl Wood was born in New Vienna, Clinton 
County, Ohio, June 2, 1888. 

5. Mary Anna Wood was born in Winchester, Ohio, June 
5, 189c. 

4. Trmel Wood was born in Winchester, Ohio, October 30, 
1893. 

5. Rena Wood was born in Winchester, Ohio, August 16, 
1896. 

6. Hildred Wood was born in Winchester, Ohio, October 
17, 1898. 

IX. — Margaret McCormick Sharp, the ninth child and sev- 
enth daughter of Silas H. and N. Ann Steen Sharp, was 
born near Winchester, Adams County, Ohio, August 24, 
1869, and brought up in her father's family. She died in 
Athens, Ohio. July i, 1894, in the 25th year of her age. 
She was married by the Rev. Thomas S. Park, at the resi- 
dence of her parents, in Winchester, Ohio, June 16, 1887, 
to Edward Fisher Wheatley, a son of John and Margaret 
Wheatley, he having been born in Newtown, Hamilton 
County, Ohio, November 19, 1865 — occupation, an 
undertaker. Residence, Lynchburgh, Highland County, 
Ohio. To Edward F. and Margaret M. Wheatley the fol- 
lowing child was born: 

I. Silas Joseph Wheatley was born in Lynchburgh, Ohio, 
February 5, 1891. 

3. John Chambers Steen, the third child and second son of R. 
Wilson and Louisa C. Steen, was born at the home of his 
parents, on Brush Creek, two miles east of Winchester, 
Adams County, Ohio, November 26, 1836, and brought up 
on his father's farm, and in the winter attended school in the 
neighborhood. Tn March, 1858, he rem.oved to Illinois and 
v.orked a while near Galesburgh, then went to Sunbeam, 
Mercer County, where he remained until January, 1861, when 
he returned to Ohio. He remained in Adams County, Ohio, 
until March. 1863, when he again rem.oved to Illinois and 



I06 BIOGRAPHY OF TIJK STKIvN FAMILY. 

located upon a farm near Wcnona, Marshall County, where 
he continued until 1S65. He is a successful and prosperous 
farmer, having cultivated and resided on farms in Knox 
County, ]^.Iarshall County, Livingston County, and Ford 
County, Illinois. In early life he became a devout Christian, 
and has been a useful citizen. John C. Steen was married 
by the Rev. Nathaniel Williams, at the residence of the 
bride's parents, three miles east of Winchester, Ohio, Octo- 
ber 2, 1861, to Miss Mary Elizabeth Ramsey, a daughter of 
James and Susan Ramsey, she having been born in Adams 
County, Ohio, April 4, 1843, and died near Wenona, Mar- 
shall County, Illinois, May 31, 1865, aged 22 years, i month 
and 27 days. John C. Steen was married a second time by 
the Rev. Mr. Colhns, at Memphis, Missouri, January 5, 1867, 
to Miss Elizabeth Alice Moore, a daughter of William and 
Margaret Moore, she having been born in Adams County, 
Ohio, April 13, 1849 — 3- member of the M. E. Church. 
Residence, Paxton, Ford County, Illinois. The following 
are the children of John C. Steen: 

/. — William Steen, the eldest son of John C. and Mary E. 
Ramsey Steen, was born near Winchester, Adams County, 
Ohio, August 4, 1862, and grew up to manhood in his 
father's family on farms in Illinois. In 1890 he removed 
to Kansas and engaged in farming near Latham, in Butler 
County, but afterwards returned to Illinois, and is engaged 
in farming near Lostant, La Salle County, Illinois. He 
was married by the Rev. I'erry Hoag, at Wenona, Mar- 
shall County, Illinois, September 21, 1887, to Miss Minnie 
Webber, a daughter of John Henry and Phoebe Francis 
Webber, formerly of New York, she having been born in 
Illinois October 7, 1867. To William and Minnie W. 
Steen were born the following children: 

1. Elmer Steen wi's born in Livingston County, Illinois, 
February 5, 1889. 

2. John Milton Steen was born near Lostant. La Salle 
County, Illinois, July 12, 1896. 

Residence, Lostant, Illinois. 

//. — Ef^e Anna Steen, the second child, a daughter of John 
C. and Mary E. Ramsey Steen, was born near Wenona, 
Marshall County, Illinois, April 29, 1864, and was brought 



DESCENDANTS OF P.OKERT STEEN. 107 

Up in Illinois. She was married by the Rev. Perry Hoag, 
at the residence of her grandfather, James Ramsey, near 
Ancona, Livingston County, Illinois, February 26, 1885, 
to Curtis Gotchell, a son of John and Anna Storer Gotchell, 
formerly of Pennsylvania, he having been born near Mans- 
field, Ohio, December 21, i860 — an engineer; now 
engaged in farming. Residence, near Cheney, Lancaster 
County, Nebraska. The following are their children: 

1. James Francis Gotchell was born near Cheney, 
Nebraska, November 22, 1886. 

2. Clarenre Victor Gotchell was born near Cheney, 
Nebraska, June 5, 1891. 

///. — Richard Avis Steen, the third child and second son of 
John C. Steen, the eldest child by his second wife, Elizabeth 
A. Moore Steen, was born near Chatsworth, Livingston 
County, Illinois, June 26, 1869, and brought up on his 
father's farm. He taught school for two years; studied 
in the Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois, and 
afterwards with the law firm of James, French & Samuels, 
in Chicago. He was admitted to the bar in March, 1895 
— an attorney-at-law. Residence, Chicago, Illinois. 

IV. — Charles Wilson Steen, the fourth child of John C. 
Steen, the second son by his second wife, Elizabeth A. 
Moore Steen, was born near Chatsworth, Illinois, Febru- 
ary 24, 1873, and died near Piper City, Illinois, December 
26, 1874 

V. — Emma Louisa Steen, the fifth child and second daughter 
of John C. Steen, the third child and eldest daughter by 
his second wife, Elizabeth A. Moore Steen, was born near 
Piper City, Ford County, Illinois, January 30, 1875, and 
died August 7, 1895, in the 21st year of her age. 

VI. — Clara Ruby Steen, the sixth child and third daughter of 
John C. Steen, the fourth child and second daughter by his 
second wife, Elizabeth A. Moore Steen, was born near 
Piper City, Illinois, August 4, 1878, and was brought up 
in the family of her parents. Residence, Paxton, Ford 
County, Illinois. 

4. Reuben Russell Steen, the fourth child and third son of R. 
Wilson and Louisa C. Steen, was born at the home of his 



I08 BIOGRAPHY OF TIIK STHEN FAMILY. 

parents, on Brush Creek, two miles east of Winchester, Ohio, 
September i8, 1838. He resided with his parents until he 
was grown, working upon the farm, and in winter attending 
school. After becoming of age, he engaged in farming for 
himself in Adams County, Ohio, for more than twenty-five 
years, several of v/hich were spent near North Liberty. In 
March, 1887, R. Russell Stccn removed with his family and 
purchased a farm near Anthony, Harper County, Kansas, 
upon which he permanently located, and where he still 
resides. While residing in Ohio R. Russell Steen and his 
wife and family were devout members of the Presbyterian 
Church, but since removing to Kansas they have connected 
themselves with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church near 
their home. R. Russell Steen was married by the Rev. 
Nathaniel Williams, at the residence of the bride's parents, 
on Elk Run, one mile east of Winchester, Ohio, October 18, 
i860, to Aliss Sarah Ann Swearingen, a daughter of Allen 
Swearingen, who was born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, 
October 4, 1810, removed to Ohio in 1832, and was married 
to Mary Ann Denney, November 26, 1835, who was born in 
Brown County, August 7, 1816. Sarah Ann Swearingen, 
who was married to R. Russell Steen, w^as born near Win- 
chester, Adams County, Ohio, January 14, 1841. Residence, 
near Anthony, Harper County, Kansas. To R. Russell 
and Sarah A. Steen were born the following five children: 

/. — Susannah Eiva Steen, the eldest child and daughter of 
R Russell and Sarah A. vSteen, was born near Winchester, 
Ohio, July 28, 1861. She was married by the Rev. Moses 
D. A. Steen at the residence of her parents, near North 
Liberty, Ohio, December 22, 1880, to William McNeeley 
Blake, a son of Nicholas and Esther Blake, he having been 
born near North Liberty, Adams County, Ohio, December 
25, 1856. William M. Blake resided in North Liberty, 
Ohio, engaged in the manufacture of flour until 1885, when 
he sold his mill and removed to a farm near Anthony, 
Kansas. In the fall of 1892, having purchased one hun- 
dred and sixty acres of land near Blufif City, in Harper 
County, Kansas, he brought his family to it, where they 
still reside. He has been very prosperous and successful 
in business, and acquired considerable property. To Wil- 



DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT STEEN. 109 

liam M. and S. Elva Steen Blake have been born the fol- 
lowing children: 

1. Howard Truman Blake was born in North Liberty, 
Adams County, Ohio, August 25, 1882. 

2. Inez Virgil Blake was born tive miles southwest of 
Anthony, Harper County, Kansas, May 22, 1886. Resi- 
dence, near Bluff City, Kansas. 

//. — Allen Wilson Steen, the second child and eldest son of 
R. Russell and Sarah A. Steen, was born near Winchester, 
Ohio, March 8, 1864, and brought up in his father's family. 
About 1885 he removed to Kansas, and located upon a 
farm near Anthony, where he remained for several years. 
About 1894 he removed to Grant County, Oklahoma Terri- 
tory, where he secured a farm of his ov/n, which he culti- 
vated, and also has charge of a store. He was married by 
the Rev. John Martin, at the residence of the bride's par- 
ents, near North Liberty, Adams County, Ohio, August 
6, 1885, to Miss Emma Cora Kirk, a daughter of John 
Henry and Almira Kirk, she having been born in Chatta- 
nooga, Tennessee, February 20, i86;7. Residence, Wakita, 
Oklahoma Territory. To Allen W. and E. Cora Steen 
were born the following children: 
J. Mecia Laura Steen, the eldest child, was born near 

Anthony, Kansas, May 3, 1886. 
2. Charles Moses Steen, the second child and only son, 

was born near Anthony, Kansas, January 28, 1888. 
J. Anna May Steen, the third child and second daughter, 

was born near Anthony, Kansas, October 24, 1890. 
4.. Blanche Steen was born near Anthony, Kansas, May i, 
1893. 

5- • 

///. — Lyman Edward Steen, the third child and second son 
of R. Russell and Sarah A. Steen, was born near Winches- 
ter, Adams County, Ohio, March 18, 1866, and brought 
up in his father's family. He was a farmer for a number 
of years, but is now in business in Anthony. Kansas. L. 
Edward Steen was married bv the Rev. Thomas B. Green- 
lee, near Anthony, Harper County, Kansas, January 8, 
1890, to Miss Marv Olive Lewis, a daughter of Elisha and 



no BIOGRAPHY OF TUE STJ^IiX FAMILY. 

Rachel Lewi?, she having been born in Belmont County, 
Ohio, March i8, 1870. Residence, Anthony, Kansas 
To L. Edward and M. Olive Steen were born the following 
children: 

1. Ersie Leona Steen was born at Anthony, Kansas, June 
13, 1891. 

2. Mabel Edith Steen was born at Anthony, Kansas, Sep- 
tember 14, 1892. 

J. Lena Steen was born at Anthony, Kansas, September 
I, 1894. 

4. Fred. Lewis Steen was born at Anthony, Kansas, Octo- 
ber 8, 1896. 

IV. — Mary Anna Steen, the fourth child and second daugh- 
ter of R. Russell and Sarah A. Steen, was born near Win- 
chester. Adams County, Ohio, October 26, 1868, and died 
near New Vienna, Clinton County, Ohio, January 19, 1873, 
aged 4 years, 2 months and 24 days. The body was laid 
away to rest in the Winchester cemetery. 

V. — Sarah Eleanor Steen, the fifth child and third daughter 
of R. Russell and Sarah A. Steen, was born near North 
Liberty, Adam.s County, Ohio, March 16, 1874, and was 
brought to Kansas by her parents when she was thirteen 
years of age. Sadie E. Steen was married by the Rev-, 
Charles B. Parkhurst, at the residence of her parents, near 
Anthony, Kansas, November 26. 1890, to George William 
Haloomb, a son of Warren and Nancy Margaret Halcomb, 
he having been born in Simpson County, Kentucky, Sep- 
tember 25, 1865 — a farmer. He resided for a few years 
in Harper County, Kansas, and about 1894 removed to 
Oklahoma Territory, where he secured a farm of his own. 
Residence, near Pond Creek, Grant County, Oklahoma 
Territor}-. To George W. and Sadie E. Halcomb were 
born the following children : 

1. Hazel Halcomb v/as born near Anthony, Kansas, Octo- 
ber 30, 1891, and died June 20, 1893, aged i year, 8 
months and 21 days. 

2. Vina May Halcomb was born nc^r Anthony, Kansas, 
April 6, 1893. 



DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT STEEN. m 

J. Lulu Irene Halcomb was born near Anthony, Kansas, 
November 3, 1894. 

4. Elva Halcomb was born near Pond Creek, Oklahoma 
Territory, May i, 1896, and died August 4, 1896, aged 
3 months and 3 days. She was buried by the side of her 
sister Hazel, in Harper County, Kansas. 

5. Ray Steen Halcomb was born near Pond Creek, Okla- 
homa Territory, February 14, 1899. 

5. Robert Wilson Fleming Steen, the fifth child and fourth son 
of R. Wilson and Louisa C. Steen, was born at the home of 
his parents, on Brush Creek, two m.iles east of Winchester, 
Ohio, November 23, 1840, and brought up on his father's 
farm. In 1859 he entered North Liberty Academy, where 
he continued for a while. For some years he was a salesman 
in the general store of Dixon & Wilkins, in Winchester, 
Ohio. Pie afterwards became a merchant in Winchester, 
Ohio , Ripley, Ohio, and about 1873 removed to Ottawa, 
Franklin County, Kansas, where he conducted a mercantile 
business until 1895, when he removed to Kansas City, Mis- 
souri. Robert W. F. Steen was married by the Rev. Gran- 
ville Moody in Ripley, Brown Coimty, Ohio, November 12, 
1868, to Miss Inez Williams, a daughter of Edward E. and 
Eliza E. Wilkins, she having been born in Winchester, Ohio, 
October 9, 1849. To them have been born the following 
children : 

/. — Ida Marie Steen, the eldest daughter of Robert W. F. 
and Inez Steen, was born in Mason County, Kentucky, 
September 25, 1869, and died in Ottawa, Kansas, July 26, 
1879, in the tenth year of her age. 

//. — Louisa Edith Steen, the second daughter of Robert W. 
F. and Inez Steen, was born in Ripley, Brown County, 
Ohio, November 4, 1871. She was graduated from the 
high school, Ottawa, Kansas, May 26, 1892, and died April 
7, 1897, in the 25th year of her age. 

///. — Columbia Wilkins Steen, the third daughter of Robert 
W\ F. and Inez Steen, was born in Miami County, Kansas. 
September 23, 1873. She was graduated from the high 
school, Ottawa, Kansas, May 26, 1892. 

IF. — Infant son of Robert W. F. and Inez Steen was born 



112 BIOGRAPHY OP THE STECN FAMILY. 

in Ottawa. Franklin County; Kansas, October 6, 1877, and 
died October 7, 1877, aged one day. 
V. — Robert Wilson Steen, the fifth child and second son of 
Robert W. F. and Inez Steen, was born in Ottawa, Frank- 
lin County, Kansas, November 26, 1878, where he was 
brought up and educated. 

6.^ Stephen Perry Steen, the sixth child and fifth son of R. 
Wilson and Louisa C. Steen, was born on Brush Creek, at 
the home of his parents, two miles east of Winchester, Ohio, 
Maich 2y, 1843, ^^^ tlied August 18, 1845, ^ged 2 years, 4 
months and 21 days. 

7. Josiah Rufus Steen, the seventh child and sixth son of R. 
Wilson and Louisa C. Steen, was born at the home of his 
parents, on Brush Creek, near the mouth of Elk Run, two 
miles east of Winchester, Ohio, July 29, 1845, ^"d brought 
up on his father's farm. He has devoted himself largely to 
raising fine stock, especially to the raising and training of 
fine horses. He has resided in various localities in Adams, 
Fayette and Highland Counties, Ohio. J. Rufus Steen was 
married by the Rev. L H. DeBruin, at the residence of the 
bride's parents, near Youngsville, Adams County, Ohio, 
December 19, 1872, to Miss Sarah Emily Young, a daughter 
of Alfred Young, who was born in Loudoun County, Vir- 
ginia, and Elizabeth Patton Young, who was born in High- 
land County, Ohio, she having been born near Youngsville, 
Ohio, January 2C. 1855. Residence, Hillsboro, Highland 
County, Ohio. To them have been born the following 
children: 

/. — Elijah vSteen, the eldest son of J. Rufus and Sadie E. 
Steen, was born near Youngsville, Ohio, March 8, 1874, 
and brought up in his father's family — a dry goods sales- 
man. Residence, Wilmington, Ohio. 

//. — Charles vSteen, the second son of J. Rufus and Sadie 
E. Steen, was born in Washington C. H., Fayette County, 
Ohio, November 21, 1875, and died there July 2, 1876, 
aged 7 months and 1 1 days. 

///. — Lulu Steen, the third child and eldest daughter of J. 
Rufus Steen and Sadie E. Steen, was born in North Lib- 
erty, Adams County, Ohio, April 15. 1880. and died Octo- 
ber 7, j88o, aged 5 months and 22 days. 



DDSCIiNDANTS OF ROEKRT STEEN. 113 

IV. — Tone Steen, the fourth child and second daughter of 
J. Rufus and Sadie E. Steen, was born in Hillsboro, Ohio, 
October 20, 1882, and died there July i, 1883, aged 8 
months and 11 days. 

V. — George Alfred Steen, the fifth child and third son of J. 
Rufus and Sadie E. Steen, was born in Hillsboro, Ohio, 
January 8, 1884. Residence, Hillsboro, Ohio. 

VI. — Bessie Steen, or Elizabeth, the sixth child and third 
daughter of J. Rufus and Sadie E. Steen, was born in 
Hillsboro, Ohio, September 14. 1885. Residence, Hills- 
boro, Ohio. 

VII. — Infant son of J. Rufus and Sadie E. Steen was born in 
Hillsboro, Ohio, August 19, 1887, and died September 14, 
1887, aged 24 days. 

Alpheus Steen, the eighth child and seventh son of R. Wil- 
son and Louisa C. Steen, was born at the home of his par- 
ents, on Brush Creek, two miles east of Winchester, Ohio, 
November 29, 1848, and brought up on his father's farm. 
He was married by the Rev. Mr. Zink, of the M. E. Church, 
in Winchester, Ohio, February 28, 1871, to Miss Hester 
Margaret Phibbs, a daughter of William and Ann Phibbs, 
she having been born in Winchester, Ohio, December 6, 
1847. Residence, New Vienna, Ohio. The following are 
their children: 

/. — Exie Maude Steen, the eldest daughter of Alpheus and 
Hester M. Steen, was born in Winchester, Ohio, February 
22, 1872, and brought up in her father's family. She 
united with the Presbyterian Church in 1891, and has 
maintained a consistent Christian life. She was married 
by the Rev. Joseph Wright, in New Vienna, Ohio, Novem- 
ber 16, 1892, to Jesse Bertsell Gardner — a railroad' 
employee — a son of Rozzell and Katherine Gardner, he 
having been born in May Hill, Clinton County, Ohio, 
Januarv 31, 1870. Residence, Chillicothe, Ohio. To- 
them have been born the following children: 

I. Elizabeth Geraldine Gardner, the eldest child of Jesse- 
B. and E. Maude Gardner, was born in Chillicothe., 
Ohio, October 26, 1893. 

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114 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

2. Wilder Bowers Gardner, the second child and eldest 
son of Jesse B. and E. Matide Gardner, was born in 
Chillicothe, O., May i8, 1896. 
//. — Inez Pearl Steen, the second daughter of Alpheus and 
Hester M. Steen, was born in Greenfield, Highland 
County, Ohio, December 22, 1875, and brought up in her 
father's family. Residence, New Vienna, Ohio. 
///. — Annie Louisa Steen, the third daughter of Alpheus and 
Hester M. vSteen, was born in Winchester, Ohio, Septem- 
ber 29, 1878. Residence, New Vienna, Ohio. 
IV . — William W^ilson Steen, the fourth child and eldest son 
of Alpheus and Hester M. Steen, was born in North Lib- 
erty, Ohio, June 21, 1881. Residence, New Vienna, Ohio. 
V . — David Phibbs Steen, the fifth child and second son of 
' Alpheus and Hester M. Steen, was born in Winchester, 

Ohio, January 17, 1884. Residence, New Vienna, Ohio. 
VI. — Hezekiah Pennington Malone Steen, the sixth child 
and third son of Alpheus and Hester M. Steen, was born 
in New Vienna, Clinton County, Ohio, December 3, 1888. 
Residence, New Vienna, Ohio. 
^ 9. Elijah Steen, the ninth child and eighth son of R. Wilson 
and Louisa C. Steen, was born at the home of his parents, 
on Brush Creek, near the mouth of Elk Run, two miles east 
of Winchester, Adams County, Ohio, January 2, 1854, and 
brought up on his father's farm. Here he lived and labored 
until aftei his father's death, then removed with his mother to 
Youngsville, Ohio, where he resided several years. He aft- 
erwards located in Washington C. H., Fayette County, Ohio, 
and is by occupation a trainer of fine horses. He was mar- 
ried by the Rev. Jonathan Stewart, at the residence of the 
bride's parents, near Youngsville, Ohio, September 22, 1874, 
to Miss Ruth Rector, a daughter of Samuel Y. and Barbara 
Ann Rector, form.erly of Loudoun County, Virginia, she 
having been born near Youngsville, Adams County, Ohio, 
May 25, 1857. Residence, Washington C. H., Ohio. To 
them were born the following children: 

/. — Jennie Pearl Steen, the eldest daughter of Elijah and 

Ruth R. Steen, was born in Youngsville, Ohio, October 3, 

1875, and brought up in her father's family. She was mar- 

1- ried by the Rev. Mr. Dixon, in Washington C. H., Ohio, 



DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT STEEN. II5 

February 3, 1893, to Thomas Munford Hazelwood — a 
tailor — a son of John Absalom and Isabella Ann Hazel- 
wood, formerly of Lexington, Virginia, he having been 
born in Botetourt County, Virginia, October 6, 1866. 
Rtsidence, Washington C. H., Ohio. To them were born 
the following children: 

1. Clara Juanita Hazelwood was born in Washington 
C. H., Ohio, March .3, 1894. 

2. Ruth Isabella Hazelwood was born in Washington C. 
H., Ohio, September 22, 1896. 

//. — Myrtle Romane Steen, the second daughter of Elijah 
and Ruth R. Steen, was born in Youngsville, Ohio, Octo- 
ber 19, 1877. 

///. — Jessie Lee Steen, the third daughter of Elijah and Ruth 
R. Steen, was born in Youngsville, Ohio, May 15, 1881. 

IV. — Samuel Wilson Steen, the fourth child and eldest son of 
Elijah and Ruth R. Steen, was born in Hillsboro, High- 
land County, Ohio, May 28, 1883. 

V. — Frank Carpenter Steen, the fifth child and second son 
of Elijah and Ruth R. Steen, was born in Washington C. 
H., Fayette County, Ohio, August 19, 1887. 

VI. — Clarence Hector Steen, the sixth child and third son of 
Elijah and Ruth R. Steen, was born in Washington C. H., 
Ohio, March 2, 1891, and died the same day.. 

VII. — Rector Linnwood Steen, the seventh child and fourth 
son of Elijah and Ruth R. Steen, was born in Washington 
C. H., Ohio, November 17, 1892. 

VIII. — Elijah Earl Steen, the eighth child and fifth son of 
Elijah and Ruth R. Steen, was born in Washington C. H., 
Ohio, January 23, 1895. 

IX. — Paulina Elizabeth Steen, the ninth child and fourth 
daughter of Elijah and Ruth R. Steen, was born in Wash- 
ington C. H.,, Ohio, March q, 1897. 

V. — Catherine Elizabeth Steen, the fifth child and third daughter 
of Alexander and Agnes Nancy Faris Steen, was born at the 
home of her parents, on a farm, two miles north of Flemings- 
burgh, Fleming County, Kentucky. March 11, 1810, and died 
in North Liberty, Adams County, Ohio, December 25, 1880, 
aged 79 years, 9 months and 14 days. She was brought from 



Il6 BIOGRAPHY OF THK STHtN FAMILY. 

Kentucky by her parents when a child of nine years to their 
new home, on Brush Creek, two miles east of Winchester, 
Adams County, Ohio, m 1820, where she grew to womanhood. 
She was married by Aaron Moore, J. P., at the residence of her 
parents, two miles east of Winchester, Ohio, June 24, 1830, to 
William Lard Blair, he having been born near Jonesboro, Ten- 
nessee, December 25, 1803, and died in North Liberty, Ohio, 
September 8, 1870, in the 77th year of his age. William Lard 
Blair was the son of William Blair, Sr., who was born in Ire- 
land, P'ebruary i, 1762. and married to Margaret Wallace in 
Jonesboro, Tennessee, in the autumn of 1794, she having been 
born in Jonesboro. Washington Countv, Tennessee, November 
4, 1774. Mr. William Blair, Sr., died in Adams County, Ohio, 
July 26, 1850, aged 88 years, 5 m.onths and 25 days. His wife, 
Mrs. Margaret Wilson Blair, died in Adams County; Ohio, 
January 4, 1820, aged 45 years and 2 months. They were the 
parents of a large fam.ily of children, who have left a numerous 
posterity. William L. ancl Catherine E. Steen Blair, called 
''Kitty," were both earnest and devout Christians, and for 
many years members of the Mt. Leigh Presbyterian Church. 
They brought up their children in the fear of the Lord, to 
whose service all were early consecrated. William L. Blair 
was an early and strong advocate of the abolition of human 
slavery, and a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church from 
185 1 until his death. William L. and Catherine E. Blair spent 
the greater portion of their lives in Adams County. Ohio. Mr. 
Blair was by occupation a farmer, and at different times lived in 
several different places in the county and followed different 
occupations. In 1850, during the summer, he removed to 
Morgan County, Illinois, where he cultivated a farm for one 
year, but ov^^ing to severe and protracted sickness in the family, 
he returned to Ohio. For some time he was proprietor of a 
hotel in Mt. Orab, Brown County, Ohio, then kept a country 
store and post-office at Mt. Leigh, Ohio ; afterwards removed 
to Russellville, Ohio, and finally to North Liberty, Ohio, where 
he spent the remainmg years of his life. William L. and 
Catherine E. Blair were the parents of the following thirteen 
children: 

I. Rebecca Ann Blair, the eldest child and daughter of William 
L. and Catherine E. Blair, was born near Winchester, Ohio, 
May 12, 183 1, and. died the same day. 



DESCENDANTS OF" ROBERT STEEN. I17 

2. William Alexander Blair, the second child and eldest son of 
William L. and Catherine E. Blair, was born near Winches- 
ter, Ohio, and brought up in his father's family. He is a 
man of devout spirit and earnest Christian life, and for many 
years a member of the Mt. Leigh Presbyterian Church. 
After removing to Indiana he united with the Presbyterian 
Church in Muncie, and brought up his family in the fear of 
the Lord. He was married by the Rev. Nathaniel Williams 
at the residence of William Davis, two miles east of Winches- 
ter, Ohio, April 12, 1855, to Miss Mary Ellen Bloom, a 
daughter of John and Jane Bloom, she having been born in 
Adams County, Indiana, July 5, 1835, and died at their home, 
three miles east of Winchester, Adam.s County, Ohio, July 5, 
1856, aged 21 years. W. Alexander Blair was married a 
second time by the Rev. Nathaniel Williams, at the residence 
of his uncle, Aaron F. vSteen, near Mt. Leigh, Ohio, Decem- 
ber 24, 1857, to Miss Sarah Moore Freeman, a daughter of 
Isaac and Jemima Freeman, she having been born on Scioto 
Brush Creek, in Adams County, Ohio, November 16, 1823, 
and died at their home in Eaton, Delaware County, Indiana, 
June 15, 1878, aged 54 years, 8 months and i day. W. 
Alexander Blair was married a third tim.e by the Rev. Augus- 
tus Taylor, at the residence of the bride's parents, near 
Manchester, Adams County, Ohio, January 27, 1879, to Miss 
Jennie McKee, a daughter of Peter and Rachel McKee, she 
having been born in Adams County, Ohio, November 16, 
1852. Residence, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana. To 
W. Alexander Blair and his first wife there are no children. 
To W'. Alexander Blair and his second wife were born three 
children. To W. Alexander Blair and his third wife were 
born thiee children. 

/—Dora Ette Blair, the eldest child of William Alexander 
Blair and the first daughter by his second wife, Sarah M, 
Freeman Blair, was born near Winchester, Ohio, October 
29, 1858. In 1863 she was taken by her parents to their 
new home in Selma, Delaware County, Indiana, where 
she wa'=; brought up. She was married by the Rev. O. M. 
Todd, at the residence of her parents, in Eaton, Delaware 
County, Indiana. August 19. 1875, to Zechariah Young, 
a son of Enoch and Catherine Ann Young, he having been 
born in Delaware Countv, Indiana, May 6, 185 1 — a gen- 



Il8 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STKEN FAMILY. 

eral merchant. Residence, Eaton, Indiana. To them 
were born the following children: 

1. Theodore Ovid Young was born at Eaton, Indiana, 
March 3, 1877, and died April 3, 1877, aged one month. 

2. Ralph Blair Young was born at Eaton, Indiana, Febru- 
ary 23, 1891, and died June 9, 1891, aged 3 months and 
14 days. 

5. Mary Eve Young was born at Eaton, Indiana. July 9, 
1892, and resides with her parents. 

//. — Austie Ellen Blair, the second daughter of W. Alex- 
ander and Sarah M. Blair, was born near Winchester, 
Ohio, February 19, i860, and brought to »Selma, Delaware 
County, Indiana, by her parents in the autumn of 1863, 
where she was brought up and lived a devout Christian 
life. She died in Milroy, Rush County, Indiana, Septem- 
ber 4. 1883, aged 23 years, 6 months and 14 days. Austie 
E. Blair was married by the Rev. Thomas Sells, of the 
M. E. Church, in April, 1882, to James L. Walters, a son 
of Jacob Walters, he having been born in Delaware 
County, Indiana, and died in Eaton, Indiana, December 
18, 1882. No children. 

///. — Ora Maud Blair, the third daughter of W. Alexander 
and vSarah M. Blair, was born in Selma, Delaware County, 
Indiana, November 7, 1868, and brought up in her father's 
family. She was married at the residence of her father, in 

Muncie, Indiana, , to Irving Buchtel Allen, a son of 

Wilber Romenzo and Cynthia Allen, he having been born 
at South Bend, Indiana, March 27, 1867. Occupation, 
tinner, slater, etc. Residence, Hartford City, Indiana. 
To Irving B. and Ora Maud Allen were born the follow- 
ing children : 

1. Bernice Allen was born in Hartford City, Indiana, Sep- 
tember 14, 1893. 

2. Katherine Allen was born in Hartford City, Indiana 
May 7, 1897. 

IV. — Edith Beatrice Blair, the fourth child of W. Alexander 
Blair and the eldest by his third wife, Jennie McKee Blair, 
was born in Eaton, Indiana, April 21, 1880. Residence, 
Muncie, Indiana. 



DESCENDANTS OF ROBKKT STKEN. I IQ 

V. — Ethel Cleora Blair, the fifth daughter of W. Alexander 
Blair, and the second daughter by his third wife, Jennie 
McKee Blair, was born in Eaton, Delaware County, Indi- 
ana, July ly. 1881. Residence, Muncie, Indiana. 

VI. — Frank Paul Blair, the sixth child and only son of W. 
Alexander Blair, and the third child by his third wife, Jen- 
nie McKee Blair, was born in Milroy, Rush County, Indi- 
ana, May 17, 1885. Residence, Muncie, Indiana. 

3. Josiah Whitfield Blair, the third child and second son of 
William L. and Catherine E. Blair, was born near Winches- 
ter, Ohio, June 13, 1833, and died of cholera in Montgomery 
County, Illinois, August 22, 185 1, aged 18 years, 2 months 
and 9 days. 

4 Nancy Jane Blair, the fourth child and second daughter of 
William L. and Catherine E. Blair, was born near Win- 
chester, Ohio, December 8, 1834, and died in Adams County, 
Ohio, July 5, 1841, aged 5- years, 7 months and 28 days. 

5. Martha Ann Blair, the fifth child and third daughter of Wil- 
liam L. and Catherine E. Blair, was born near Winchester, 
Ohio, April 16, 1837, and died at her home, on Buck Run, 
Adams County, Ohio, August 18, 1859, aged 22 years, 4 
months and 2 days. She was married by the Rev. Samuel 
Van Dyke, at the residence of her parents, near the forks of 
Brush Creek, four miles east by north from Winchester, 
Ohio, January 24, 1856, to Samuel McCoy Alexander, a son 
of Isaiah and Sarah McCoy Alexander, he having been born 
two miles east of Winchester, Ohio, at the home of his par- 
ents, which was the farm first occupied by Alexander Steen 
and family, when they came into Ohio in 1820. Samuel 
McCoy Alexander was born July 19, 1835 — a farmer. To 
Samuel M. and Martha A. Alexander was born one child: 

/. — James Emery Alexander was born at the home of his 
parents, on Buck Run, about six miles northeast of Win- 
chester, Ohio, August 27, 1858 — a farmer. He was 
married by the Rev. J. W. Clice, at Hillsboro, Ohio, 
December 28, 1887, to Miss Rebecca Webster, a daughter 
of John and Susannah Webster, she having been born 
near Eynchburgh, Highland County, Ohio, August i, 
1868. Her father was born May 3, 1834, and her mother 
May 29, 183 1, and resided near Fairfax, Highland County, 



J20 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN EAMILY. 

Ohio. To Emery and Rebecca W. Alexander were born 
the following children: 

1. Edna May Alexander was born December 9, 1888. 

2. Virgie Lillian Alexander was born January 19, 1890. 
?. John Truman Alexander was born September 17, 1891. 
4. Vernon Lloyd Alexander was born September 23, 1894. 

6. Aaron Wallace Bbir, the sixth child and third son of Wil- 
liam L. and Catherine E. Blair, was born near Winchester, 
Ohio, November 13, 1838, and died in Mt. Orab, Brown 
County, Ohio, December 29, 1856, aged 18 years, i month 
and 16 days. 

7. Marion Ellen Blair, the seventh child and fourth daughter 
of William L and Catherine E. Blair, was born near Win- 
chester, Ohio, February 17, 1841, and brought up in her 
father's family. She died from paralysis at Metropolis, Illi- 
nois, February 19, 1900, aged 59 years and 2 days. She was 
married by the Rev. Emile Grand-Girard, at the residence of 
her parents, near Russellville, Brown County, Ohio, Febru- 
ary 15, 1866, to William Martin, a son of Isaac and Amanda 
Martin, he having been born near Youngs ville and Mt. 
Leigh, Adams County, Ohio, January 27, 1842, brought up 
on his father's farm, and attended the Mt. Leigh school. 
The next year after their marriage, in April, 1867, they 
removed from Ohio and located upon a farm which had 
previously been entered from the government, near Metrop- 
olis, Massac County, Illinois, where they continued to live 
for more than twenty-five years. William Martin enlisted 
as a soldier in Battery F, First Regiment Ohio Light Artil- 
lery, May I, 1861, and served his country faithfully until 
the close of the Civil War. He was honorably discharged at 
Camp Denison, near Cincinnati, Ohio, July 22, 1865. After 
settling upon his farm, near Metropolis, Illinois, Mr. Martin 
taught school for about ten years and six months, and was 
also engaged as a surveyor and civil engineer. In April, 
1892, William Martin and his wife gave the farm into the 
charge of their son, and removed into Metropolis City, where 
Mr. Martin became citv civil engineer, and is a prosperous 
man. All the family are devout Christians and members of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church in Metropolis City. Resi- 



DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT STEEN. 12 1 

dence, Metropolis City, Illinois. To them were born two 
children, as follows: 

/. — Annie xVIarie Martin, the eldest child of William and M. 
Ellen Martin, was born near Metropolis, Illinois, June 19, 
1867. Resides with her father, in Metropolis City, Mas- 
sac Connty, Illinois. 
//. — William Isaac Martin, the second child of William and 
M. Ellen Martin was born near Metropolis, Illinois, and 
brought up on his father's farm. He early united with 
the M. E. Church, and was an earnest Christian. He 
died in the triumphs of faith September 21, 1895, and his 
body was laid away to rest in the Masonic cemetery in 
Metropolis City. He was njarried October 19, 1893, to 
Miss Emma Owens, to whom was born one child, as fol- 
lov.'s : 

I. Cecil Blair Martin, a son of William Isaac and Emma 
Owens Martin, was born near Metropolis City. Illinois, 
August 29, 1894, and died May iS, 1895, aged 8 months 
and 20 days. 

8. George Washington Blair, the eighth child and fourth son 
of William L. and Catherine E. Blair, was born near Win- 
chester, Ohio, February 15, 1843, ^"^1 died in Linwood, near 
Cincinnati, Ohio, April 6, 1890, aged 47 years, i month and 
20 days. His body was taken to the Mt. Leigh cemetery 
for interment. George \N . Blair was brought up in his 
father's family and lived at home until the breaking out of 
the Civil War; attended the Mt. Leigh public school, and 
became a member of the Presbyterian Church in 1858. In 
August, 1861, he enlisted in Battery F, First Regiment Ohio 
Volunteer Light Artillery, at Camp Denison, Ohio. He 
was bugler m the battery, and together with his 
brother, James F. Blair, served his country faithfully 
throughout the entire war. He re-enlisted among the 
veterans, January 4, 1864, for three years more, or 
during the war, and after its close was honorably 
discharged at Camp Denison, Ohio, July 22, 1865. In 
the battle of Chickamauga he was slightly wounded by a 
piece of shell. After the close of the war he followed the 
jeweler's trade, and resided in Manchester, Ohio ; Maysville, 
Kentucky; Clinton, Illinois, and several other places. He 



122 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY 

was married by the Rev. Joseph West at the residence of the 
bride's parents, in Russellville, Ohio, October 24, 1867, to 
Miss Ora Ann Wilkins, a daughter of Samuel and Susan 
Edwards Wilkins, slie having been born near Decatur, 
Brown County, Ohio, June 16, 1846, and died in Knoxville, 
Tennessee, Tune 13, 1887, aged 41 years. To them were 
born the following children: 

.'". — Edward Wilkins Blair, the eldest son of George W. and 
Ora A. Blair, was born in Manchester, Ohio, December 
7, 1S68, and grew up in his father's family. He was hotel 
clerk in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he died, October 31. 
1895, aged 26 years, 10 months and 7 days. His body 
was taken to Mt. Leigh cemetery for interment, November 
3> 1895. 
//. — Wilber Rocha Blair, the second son of George W. and 
Ora A. Blair, was born in Clinton, Illinois, May 11, 1872^ 
and brought up in the home of his parents. He is by 
occiipation a merchant. Residence, Blaine, Tennessee. 

9. James I^aris Blair, the ninth child and fifth son of William 
L. and Catherine E. Blair, was born near Winchester, Ohio, 
July 21, 1844, and died in Linwood, Cincinnati, Ohio, on 
Friday, February 2, 1894, in the soth year of his age. His 
body was interred at Mt. Washington cemetery on Sunday. 
February 4, 1894. He was brought up in his father's fam- 
ily, and lived at home until the breaking out of the Civil 
War. In youth he attended the public school at Mt. Leigh 
and Brush Creek, and also the Presbyterian Church, of 
which he early became a consistent member. When only a 
little more than seventeen years old, October i, 1861, he 
enlisted in Battery F, First Regiment Ohio Volunteer Light 
Artillery, at Camp Denison, Ohio. He afterwards re-enlisted 
among the veterans and served as a brave and faithful pri- 
vate soldier until the War of the Rebellion was at an end. 
The battery to which he belonged was composed of six guns, 
and was principally in the Army of the Cumberland, under 
Generals Buell, Rosecrans, Halleck and Grant, with Generals 
Crittenden and Thomas as corps commanders, and Generals 
Hazen and Granger in command of the brigade. In the 
battle of Stone Rivtr James F. Blair had a ho:-se killed 
under him, which fell on his left leg-, but without serious 




Gkorgu W. Blair. 
(Born 1843 ; Died 1890.) 



DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT STEEN. 1 25 

injury, while at the same time three minnie balls passed 
through his clothmg. In the battle of Chickamauga his 
horse was shot through the neck, and his hat knocked off 
and torn to pieces with the fragment of a shell ; and in the 
battle of Decatur, Alabama, his horse was shot and severely 
wounded. George W. and James F. Blair were together in 
sixteen heavy engagements, including Perryville, Kentucky ; 
Stone River, Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, Mission 
Ridge, etc., but a kind providence permitted them to return 
home in safety. Victory having been achieved, they were 
honorably discharged from the service at Camp Denison, 
Ohio, July 22, 1865. After the close of the war James F. 
Blair devoted himself to the study of medicine, and was 
graduated from Louisville Medical College February 26, 
1876. The same summer he began a successful practice at 
Marshall, Highland County, Ohio, where he remained until 
February i, 1S86, when he removed to Linwood, Ohio, a 
suburb of Cincinnati, where he built up an extensive practice 
and continued to reside until his death. At the organization 
of Calvary Presbyterian Church, at Linwood, April 21, 1887, 
he was elected, ordained and installed a ruling elder, which 
ofifice he held as long as he lived. He was a good man, a 
devout Christian, much beloved, and exerted a wide religious 
influence. Dr. James F. Blair was married by the Rev. 
Peter P. Wolf, at the residence of the bride's parents, in 
Marshall, Highland County, Ohio, April ii, 1878, to Miss 
Laura Elizabeth Hughes, a daughter of John Love and 
Elizabeth Carlisle Hughes, she having been born in Highland 
County, Ohio, July 12, 1855. Family residence, Linwood 
Cincinnati, Ohio. To them were born the following chil- 
dren: 

/. — Mirpha Gertrude Blair, the eldest child and only daugh- 
ter of Dr. James F. and Laura E. Blair, was born in Mar- 
shall, Highland County, Ohio, February 28, 1879, and 
brought up in the home of her parents. She was gradu- 
ated with honor from Glendale Female College, June 4, 
1896, taking the English salutatory and free s.cholarship 
at Wellesley College. Residence, Linwood, Cincinnati, 
Ohio. 
//. — Faris Morell Blair, the second child and only son of 
Dr. Tames F. and Laura E. Blair, was bom in Marshal!, 



126 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STKEN FAMILY, 

Ohio, December 5, 1880, and brought up in the home of 
his parents — a student. Residence, Linwood, Cincinnati, 
Ohio. 

10. John Wilson Blair, the tenth child and sixth son of Wil- 
liam and Catherine E. Blair, was born near Decatur, Brown 
County, Ohio, February 8, 1846, and brought up in his 
father's family. Pie began the study of dentistry with Dr. 
John C. Allen, at Ripley, Ohio, April 9, 1866, where he 
remained three and a half years. He opened an ofBce for 
himself in Manchester, Ohio, October i, 1869, where he 
remained seven years, then removed to Ripley, Ohio, Octo- 
ber I, 1876, where he remained in practice for a little more 
than four years. He located permanently in Winchester, 
Adams County, Ohio, January i, 1881, where he has ever 
since continued in the successful practice of dentistry. For 
many years he has been a member and is now a ruling elder 
in the Presbyterian Church in Winchester. Dr. John W. 
Blair was married by the Rev. James E. Williamson, at the 
residence of the bride's parents, in Winchester, Ohio, July 12, 
1881, to Miss Nancy Ellen Plummer, a daughter of Moses 
and Minerva Jane Plummer, she having been born near 
Winchester, Ohio, December 25, 1857, and died January 6, 
1890, in the 33d year of her age. He was married a second 
time by the Rev. Thomas S. Park, in Sardinia, Brown 
County, Ohio, December 24, 1890, to Miss Nerva Belle 
Bingaman, a daughter of George and Minerva Ross Binga- 
man, she having been born at Bingaman Place, Brown 
County, Ohio, June 21, 1862. Family residence, Winches- 
ter, Ohio. To Dr. John W. Blair the following children 
were born : 

I. — William Leslie Blair, the eldest child and only son of Dr. 
J. W. Blair, the only child by his first wife, Nancy E 
Plummer Blair, was born in Winchester, Ohio, April 7, 
1882. Residence, Winchester, Ohio. 

V7- — Laura Etta Blair, the second child and only daughter 
of. Dr. J. W. Blair, and the only child by his second wife, 
Nerva Belle Eiingaman Blair, was bom in Winchester 
Ohio, October 18, 1891, and resides there with her par- 
ents. 



X 



DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT STEEN. 1 27 

ri. Robert Belt Blair, the eleventh child and seventh son of 
William L. and Catherine E. BLiir, \vas born near Win- 
chester, Ohio, August 29, 1847, ^"^ brought up in his 
father's family. Although very young, while living in 
Brown County, Ohio, he enlisted in the army at Cincinnati, 
Ohio, February 22, 1863, and served his country in the Civil 
War in Company H, Fifth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Cav- 
alry After the close of the war he followed the occupation 
of a farmer. Since 1892 lie has been aftlicted with paralysis 
of the lower limbs, which renders him unable for any busi- 
ness. R. Belt Blair was married by the Rev. Thomas Slater, 
in Highland County, Ohio, June 19, 1875, to Miss Exira 
Ann Fenn, a daughter of Stephen and Mary Penn, she hav- 
ing been bom near Cynthiana, Pike County, Ohio, Novem- 
ber 24, 1847. Residence, near Cynthiana, Ohio. To them 
were born the following children: 

<\. /. — Frank Penn Blair, the eldest son of R. Belt and Exira 

A. Bla?r, v/as born near Cynthiana, Ohio, August 14, 1876. 

//. — Herman Alexander Blair, the second son of R. Belt and 
Exira A. Blair, was born near Cynthiana, Ohio, January 
25, 1881. 

12. Thomas Alfred Blair, the twelfth child and eighth son of 
William L. and Catherine E. Blair, was born near Win- 
chester, Ohio, March 22, 1849, ^rid died of cholera in Mont- 
gomery County, Illinois, August 14, 185 1, aged 2 years, 
4 months and 23 days. 

13. Mary Catherine Blair, the thirteenih child and fifth daugh- 
ter of William Lard and Catherine Elizabeth Steen Blair, 
was born in Morgan County, Illinois, February 16, 185 1, and 
brought up in the liome of her parents. She was married 
by the Rev. John E. Carson, at the residence of her mother, 
in North Liberty (Cherry Fork Post-office), Adams County, 
Ohio, September 25, 1876. to Hiram Smith Kennett — by 
occupation a traveling salesman, and a son of George Ken- 
nett, he having been born near Russellville, Brown County, 
Ohio, January 16, 185 1, and died in Portsmouth, Scioto 
County, Ohio, January i, 1886, in the 35th year of his age. 
Since her marriage, M. Catherine Blair Kennett, called 
'"Kit," or Kate, has lived five years in Milroy, Indiana, four- 
teen years in Portsmouth, Ohio, and from 1897 to 1899 in 



128 BIOGRAPHY OF THI5 STKI'N FAMILY. 

Columbus, Ohio. Residence, Hartford City, Indiana. To 

them were born the following- children: 

/. — Earnest Budmon Kennett, the eldest child and only 
son of H. Smith and M. Kate Kennett, was born in North 
Liberty, Ohio, December 13, 1877, and died in Ports- 
mouth, Ohio, January 23, 1897, aged 19 years, i month 
and 10 days. 

//. — Nellie Grace Kennett, the second child and only daugh- 
ter of H. Smith and M. Kate Kennett, was born in Ports- 
mouth, Ohio, Alarch 24, 1883. Residence, Hartford City, 
Indiana. 

VI. — John Work Steen, the sixth child and third son of Alex- 
ander and Agnes Nancy Faris Steen, was born on the farm, two 
miles north of Flemingsburgh, Fleming County, Kentucky, 
May 5, 181 3, and brought by his parents to Adams County, 
Ohio, in 1820. Here he grew up to manhood in the very 
neighborhood in which he spent his life, working upon his 
lather's farm in summer and attending school in the winter. 
He was a successful farmer and lived on the old homestead, 
which, after his father's death, he owned. It was located four 
miles east of Winchester, Adams County, Ohio, and less than 
a mile north of the Mt. Leigh Presbyterian Church. At this 
place he died, after a lingering illness, January 20, 1882, aged 
68 years, 3 months and 15 days. In early life he united with 
rhe Mt. Leigh Presbyterian Church, and was ever afterwards 
an active and exemplary Christian man. He was ordained and 
mstalied a ruling elder of this church October 9, 1847, which 
office he continued to hold until his death, always enjoying the 
fraternal confidence and afifection of his brethren. He was a 
man of sweet disposition, gentle manners and unselfish nature 
— a bright example of the reality and power of the 
religion which he professed. He died as he had lived, 
in the full hope of a blessed immortality, and long- 
ing to be "with Christ, which is far better." He 
brought up his family in the fear of the Lord, and all were 
brought into full membership of the same church with him- 
self. John W. Steen was married by the Rev. John Graham, 
at the residence of the bride's parents, on Buck Run Adams 
County, Ohio, June 3, 1841, to Miss Nancy Ewing Campbell, 
a daughter of James and Elizabeth Campbell, she having been 



DKSCENDANTS OF ROBERT STEEN. 120 

born on Buck Run, Ohio, December 22, 1819, and died on the 
old Steen family homestead, near Mt. Leigh Presbyterian 
Church, where she had lived so long, May 26, 1887, in the 68th 
year of her age. To John W. and Nancy E. Steen were born 
on the old Grandfather Steen homestead, near Mt. Leigh, Ohio, 
the following children : 

1. ElizalDCih Jane Steen, the eldest daughter of John W. and 
Nancy E. Steen, was born near Mt. Leigh, Ohio, April 8, 
1842, and died at her home, near Trancjuility, Adams County, 
Ohio, October 8, 1S74, aged 32 years and 6 months. She 
was married at the residence of her parents by the Rev. John 
Gilmore, a United Presbyterian clergyman, February 8, 
1866, to John A. McCreight, a farmer, living near Tranquil- 
ity, Ohio, a son of David and Rebecca McCreight, he having 
been born near Tranquility, Ohio, November 8, 1838. Fam- 
ily residence, Tranquility, Ohio. To them were born the 
following children • 

/.■ — Louis Love McCreight. the eldest child of John A. and 
Elizabeth Jane McCreight, was born near Tranquility, 
Ohio, November 24, 1886, and brought up in his father's 
family — principal of the schools. Residence, Gridley, 
McLean County, Illinois. 

//. — Emma Alice McCreight, the second child and only 
daughter of John A. and Elizabeth Jane McCreight, was 
born near Tranquility. Ohio. July 29. 1868, and died Feb- 
ruary 1, 1891, aged 22 years, 6 months and 2 days. 

111. — Or win Steele McCreight. the third child and second 
son of Jolin A. and Elizabeth, Jane McCreight, and a twin 
brother of the preceding, was born near Tranquility, Ohio, 
July 29, ]868, and brought up in his father's family. Resi- 
dence, Tranquility, Ohio. 

2. x\lbertine Steen, the second daughter of John W. and Nancy 
E. Steen, was l>orn on the old Steen homestead, near Mt. 
Leigh, Adams County, Ohio, October 15, 1843, and brought 
up in her father's family. She was married at the resi- 
dence of her parents by the Rev. \\.. Keck, a Methodist 
minister, September iS. 1867, to Robert Miller Butler, a son 
of Daniel and Jane Butler, he having been born May 10. 
1845. -^i''- Butler is a blacksmith by trade, and has resided 
in several different localities. For several years thev lived 

(9) 



13© BIOGRAPHY OK THK STKlCN FAMILY. 

in Grafton, West Virginia. He is now a merchant, dealing 
in farm implements and machinery. They have no children. 
Residence, Sabina, Clinton County, Ohio. 

3. Sarah Adaline Steen, the rliinl daughter of John W. and 
Nancy E. Steen, was born on the old Steen family homestead, 
near Mt. Leigh, Adams County, Ohio, July 20, 1846, and 
died in Ottawa, Frankiin County, Kansas, rejoicing in 
Christ, December 26, 1898, aged 52 years, 5 months and 6 
days. She was married by the Rev. David Van Dyke, at the 
residence of her parents. July 20, 1869, to John Albert Frow 
— merchant salesm.an — a son of John and Susan Frow, he 
having been born in Winchester, Adams County, Ohio, 
November 5, 1845. After their marriage they continued to 
reside in Winchester for fifteen years, and in 1884 removed to 
Ottawa, Kansas, where he still remains a merchant sales- 
man and bookkeeper. Family residence, Ottawa, Kansas. 
To them were born the following children: 

/. — Lydia Gertrude Frow, the eldest daughter of J. Albert 
and Sallie A. Frow, was born in Winchester, Ohio, Octo- 
ber 16, 1871. Residence, Ottawa, Kansas. 

//. — Eunice Ewing Frow, the second daughter of J. Albert 
and Sallie A. Frow, was born in Winchester, Ohio, Janu- 
ary 7, 1875. Residence, Ottawa, Kansas. 

///. — Susan Faris Frow, the third daughter of J. Albert and 
Sallie A. Frow, was born in Winchester, Ohio, December 
16, 1878. Residence, Ottawa, Kansas. 

4. Samuel Wilson Steen, the fourth child and only son of John 
W. and Nancy E. Steen, was born at the old Steen familv 

■ residence, where his father and grandfather Steen lived and 
died, May 3, 1848. He grew up in his father's family, work- 
ing on the farm in summer and attending school in winter. 
He continued to liv^e in the neighborhood and cultivate a 
farm near Irvington, Adams County, Ohio, until 1893, when 
he removed to Kansas and located upon a farm near Ottawa 
Samuel W. Steen was married by the Rev. John Stewart, a 
United Presbyterian clergyman, at the residence of the 
bride's parents, near Youngsville, Adams County, Ohio, 
October 24, 7872, to Miss Regina Williams, a daughter of 
Jolm ,ind ]\Tary Willirims. slic having been horn in Adams 



DESCENDANTS OF ROBEET STEEN. 131 

County. Ohio, May 20, 1852. Residence, near Ottawa. 

Kansas. To them were born the following children: 

/. — William Orlando Steen, the eldest son of Samuel W. and 

Kegina vSteen, was born near Youngsville, Ohio, October 

5, 1873. Residence, Ottawa, Kansas. 
//. — Frank Work Steen, the second son of Samuel W. and 

Regina v'^teen. was born near Youngsville, Ohio, March 5, 

1874. Residence, Ottawa, Kansas. 
lU. — Clyde Glasgow Steen, the third and youngest son of 

Samuel W. and Regina Steen, was born near Youngsville, 

Ohio, September 8, 1878, and died October 6, 1878, aged 

nearly one month. 

, Ann America Steen, the fifth child and fourth daughter of 
John W. and Nancy K. Steen, was born on the old Steen 
family homestead, in Adams County, Ohio, near the Mt. 
Leigh Presbyterian Church, April 29, 185 1. She resided 
with her parents until after their death, and afterwards in the 
old home until 1891, when the place was sold. She removed 
with her sisters, Alice J. and Nannie E. Steen, to Ottawa, 
Kansas, in the fall of 1891, and established and carried on 
dressmaking. After a few years she removed to Emporia, 
KaiKas, and continued in the business. Residence, 
Emporia, Kansas. 

Alice Josephine Steen, the sixth child and fifth daughter of 
John W. and Nancy E. Steen, was born on the old Steen 
homestead, four miles east of Winchester. Ohio, May 2y, 
1853. She was brought up on the old home farm, and lived 
with her parents until after their death. In 1891 she removed 
with her sisters, Ann America and Nannie E. Steen, to 
Ottawa, Kansas, and afterwards to Emporia, where they are 
engaged m dressmaking. Residence, Emporia, Kansas. 

Nancy Ellen Steen, the seventh child and sixth daughter 
of John W. and Nancy E. Steen, was born on the old Steen 
homestead, near fhe Mt. Leigh Presbyterian Church, in 
Adams County, Ohio, August 29, 1856, and resided there 
until after the death of her parents. In 1891 she removed 
with her sisters. Ann America and Alice J. Steen, to Ottawa. 
Kansas, and afterwards to Emporia, where she was asso- 
ciated with them in dressmaking. She died in Emporia. 



132 BIOC.RM'MV OF THE STKKX FAMILY. 

Kansas, Aii,i>ust 5, 1898. in the full hope of a blessed immor- 
tality, aged 41 years, 11 months and 4 days. 
8. Margaret Catherine Steen, called "Maggie," the eighth child 
and seventh daughter of John W. and Nancy E. Steen, was 
born on the old Steen family liomestead, four miles east of 
\\^inchester, and near the Mt. Leigh Presbyterian Church, in 
Adams County, Ohio. October 31, 1858, where she was 
brought up and resided. She was married at the same place 
by the Rex. William A. Anderson, a United Presbyterian 
clergyman, October 3, 1889, to Matthew Allen Palmer, a 
son of William and Jane Palmer, he having been born about 
six miles east of Winchester, near the Calvary Methodist 
Protestant Church, in Adams County, Ohio, Jime 3, 1865. 
After her marriage Maggie C. Steen Palmer resided on the 
old Steen homestead with her husband and unmarried sisters 
for two years, Mr. Palmer having charge of the farm After 
the sale of the old homestead and property in 189 1, they 
removed to Illinois, and Mr. Palmer cultivated a farm near 
Aledo, in Mercer County. They afterwards located near 
Reading", in Lyons County, Kansas, and finally settled upon 
a farm near Emporia, Kansas. Residence,- Emporia, Kansas. 
To them was born the following child: 
/. — Mildred Viola Palmer, daughter of Matthew A. and 

Maggie C. Palmer, was born near Reading, Lyons County, 

Kansas, December 24, 1895. 

Vn. — Alexander Boyd Steen, the seventh child and fourth son 
of Alexander and Agnes Nancy Faris Steen, and a twin brother 
of John Work Steen, was born at the home of his parents, on 
a farm, two miles north of Flemingsburg, Kentucky, May 5, 
1813, and died at his residence, three miles east of Winchester, 
(Jhio, in the early morning of March 8, 1895, aged 81 vears, 10 
months and 3 days. His body was lovingly laid awav to 
rest the next day, in the cemetery at Mt. Leigh, near which 
place he had resided for almost seventy-five years. He was 
brought by his parents into Ohio in 1820, and ever afterwards 
lived in the vicinity of his father's first settlement in Ohio, three 
miles east of Wincliester, as a practical and successful farmer. 
Alexander B. Steen was a child of the covenant, and descended 
from a long line of staunch Scotch-Irish Presbyterian ancestors, 
who had endured persecutions and suffered imprisonment for 



UKSC£NDANTS OF ROBERT STEEN. 1 33 

■:he sake of their religious faith. He was a most saintly man, 
"greatly beloved" by all who knew him, and his gentleness of 
manner, sweet devotion, and absorbing zeal reminded one of 
our ideal good old Apostle John. He occupied comparatively 
an humble sphere, and was very unpretentious, but no man in 
all that region 01 country exerted a wider religious influence 
than he. In private conversation his spiritual insight and 
heavenly-mhidedness was a real uplift to the soul. His faith in 
God's Word was unbounded, and the divine promises were liv- 
ing realities. He was no mere idle dreamer, thinking only of 
the future glory, but insisted upon the faithful performance of 
the practical duties of to-day. He was not a learned man, but 
yet was more familiar Vv'ith the English Bible than many pro- 
fessors of theology ; and would quote from memory the chapter 
and verse to substantiate his position on any subject of con- 
versation. "It says'- was a satisfactory answer to him on any 
subject, and an end to all controversy. He was frequently 
called to positions in the church, but always humbly declined, 
thinking he could serve God more acceptably in a private sta- 
tion. By a fall some years before his death he was severely 
injured in the hips, which largely confined him to the house. 
This he afterwards spoke of as a special blessing of providence, 
inasmucii as it gave him. a better opportunity to study the 
Scriptures. He brought up his family of eight children in the 
fear of the Lord, and it was his privilege and great joy to see 
them all brought into the Christian fold, members of the same 
church with which he v.as connected for more than fifty years. 
Three of his brothers and four of his sons have been ruling eld- 
ers in the Presbyterian Church. Alexander B. Steen was 
married by the Rev. Robert Steward, near Harshasville, Adams 
County, Ohio, to Miss Nancy Jane McClure, a daughter of 
Michael and Elizabeth McClure, she having been born in Hills- 
boro, Highland County, Ohio, September 11, 1821, and died 
March 18, 1893, aged 71 years, 5 months and 7 days. To Alex- 
ander B. and Nancy J. Steen were born the following children: 

J. Mary Jane Steen, the eldest child and only daughter of 
Alexander B. and Nancy J. Steen, was born on the old 
Grandfather Steen homestead, near the Mt. Leigh Presby- 
terian Church, in Adams County, Ohio, February 26, 1839, 
where she spent her childhood and attended school. She 
early united with the Mt. Leigh Church and grew up to be a 



134 EIOGRAPHY OF THE STFEN FAMILY. 

young" lady of winning manners, kindly heart, devout spirit 
and intelligent interest in everything good. She died at the 
home of her parents, on Brush Creek, about four miles north- 
east of Winchester, Ohio, January 27, 1857, aged 17 years, 10 
nionths and 25 days, much beloved by those who knew her. 

2. John Alexander Steen, the second child and eldest son of 
Alexander B. and Nancy Jane Steen, was born on the old 
Grandfather Steen hom.estead, near Mt. Leigh Presbyterian 
Church, in Adams County, Ohio, March 26, 1841. Here 
he spent his early days, working upon the farm in summer 
and attending the Mt. Leigh school in winter. About 1855 
he removed with his parents to their new home and farm 

• on Brush Creek, about two miles away, where he continued 
to live until he betam.e of age. With several other young 
friends and relatives he united with the Mt. Leigh Presby- 
terian Church, June 9, 1858, and has ever maintained a con- 
sistent Christian character. He enlisted in the army at Win- 
chester, Ohio, August I, 1862, in Company I, Ninety-first 
Rei^iment Ohio \^olunLeer Infantry, and served his country 
faithfully until tiie c^ose of the war, when he was honorably 
discharged. After the war he studied dentistry under Dr. 
John N. McClung, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and practiced his 
profession with good success in North Liberty, Ohio, until 
November 13, 1S75, when he removed to Ripley, Ohio, where 
he still carries on an extensive and profitable business. Here 
he united with the First Presbyterian Church, of which he is 
a useful and influential member. He is a genial, kind- 
hearted man, always has a pleasant word for every one, is 
widely known, and wins hosts of friends wherever he goes. 
Dr. John A. Steen war married by the Rev. James R. Gibson, 
at the residence of the bride's parents, near Eckmansville, 
Adams County, Ohio, December 29, 1869, to Miss Jennie M. 
Reighley, a daughter of Henry and Nancy G. Ramsey Reigh- 
ley, she having been born at Siglersville, Mifflin County, 
Pennsylvania, October 16, 1844, and died in their pleasant 
home in Ripley, Ohio, January 3, 1895, aged 50 years, 2 
months and 18 days. She was a most amiable, devout and 
useful woman, in the family, the church, and community, and 
brought up her children in the fear of the Lord. Dr. John 
A. Steen was married a second time in Manchester. Ohio, 
March 17, 1897. to ATiss Sarali Lawwill. a daughter of John 




Dr John A. Sti:e;n. 



DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT STEEN. 1 37 

K. and Amanda N. Lawwill, she having been born in Brown 
County, Ohio. Residence, Ripley, (3hio. The foUowing 
are his children : 

/. — Minnie Maud Steen. the eldest cliild of Dr. John A. and 
Jennie M. Steen, was born in North Liberty (Cherry Fork 
Post-office), Adams County, Ohio, January 27, 1871, and 
was brough: up in Ripley, Brown County, Olvj. Here 
she was graduated from the high school, and afterwards 
received her higher and musical education at Oxford Col- 
lege. She v/as married by the Rev. Joseph W. Torrence, 
D.D., in the First Presbyterian Church, Ripley, Ohio, 
March 26, 189T, to Howard Charles Green, a son of Henry 
Duncan and Mary Ann Green, he having been born in 
New Richmond, Clermont County, Ohio, October 28, 
1863. Residence, 708 Sixtieth Street, Englewood. Chi- 
cago, Illinois. To them were born the following children; 

1. Caden Rae Green, the eldest son of How-ard C. and 
Minnie M. Green, was born in Chicago, Illinois, Decem- 
ber 18. 1891, and died March 7, 1899, i^'^ the eighth year 
of his age. 

2. Charles Howard Green, the second son of Howard C. 
and Minnie M. Green, w-as born in Ripley. Ohio. Febru- 
ary 23, 1893. 

//. — Lulu Edna Steen, the second daughter of Dr. John A. 
and Jennie M. Steen, was born in North Liberty, Ohio, 
August 8. 1874, atid brought up in Ripley, Ohio, in the 
home of her parents. She was graduated from the high 
school in Ripley, Ohio. A:Iay 20. 1892. She was married 
by the Rev. Eberle W. Thompson, at the residence of her 
father, in Ripley. Ohio. July 16. 1896. to Espy Edwin 
Higgins, a son of Henry T. and Lue Higgins. he having 
been born in West Union. Ohio, December 28. 1873 — ^ 
traveling salesman. Residence. Denver. Colorado. To 
them was born the following: 

I. Martha Steen Higgins was born in Denver. Colorado, 
February 16. 1899. 

///. — Harry Watson Steen. the third child and only son of 
Dr. John A. and Jennie M. Steen, was born in Ripley, 
Brown County, Ohio, November 15. 1877, where he w'as 
brouglit up and educated. He was graduated from the 



:38 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

Ohio Dental College. Cincinnati. Ohio, May lo, 1900. 
Residence, Ripley, Ohio. 

/r. — Merta Stecn. the fourth child and third daughter of Dr. 
John A. and Jennie M. Steen, was born in Ripley, Ohio, 
November 22, iSSo. where she was brought up and edu- 
cated. Residence. Chicago, Illinois. 

V. — John Alexander Steen, Jr., the fifth child and second 
son of Dr. John A. Steen, the eldest child by his second 
wife, Sarali L. Steen, was born in Ripley, Ohio, May 18, 
1899. 

3 James Faris Steen, the third child and second son of Alex- 
ander B. and Nancy Jane Steen, was born on the old Grand- 
fatlier Steen homestead,' near the Mt. Leigh Presbyterian 
Church, in Adams County, Ohio, July 14, 1843. He was 
brought up on his father's farm, and attended school in the 
neighborhood. He early united with the Mt. Leigh Presby- 
terian Church, and maintained a consistent Christian life. 
Being a loyal patriot, he enlisted in the Union Army at Win- 
chester, Ohio, August I, 1862, when 19 years of age, in 
Company I, Ninety-first Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. 
He served his country faithfully until his death, September 
19, 1864, when he fell in battle, at Winchester, Virginia, aged 
21 years, 2 months and 5 days. 

4. William Chester Steen, the fourth child and third son of 
Alexander B. and Nancy Jane Steen, was born on the old 
Grandfather Steen homestead, near the Mt. Leigh Presby- 
terian Church, in Adc.ms County, Ohio, August 30, 1845, 
and brought up in his father's family. In his youth he 
worked on the farm in summer and attended school in win- 
ter, and obtained a good common school education. He was 
for several years a teacher, but finally purchased a farm and 
became a successful farmer In April, 1862, he united with 
the Mt. Leigh Presbyterian Church, and in March, 1877, was 
ordained a ruling elder. In 1890 he sold his farm near Mt. 
Leigh and removed to Iowa and rented a farm near Tingley, 
but after three years he returned to Ohio again, and pur- 
chased his father's farm, three miles east of Winchester, on 
the road to Buck Run. Here he remained until the autumn 
of 1898, when he sold his farm, and in 1899 removed to Win- 
chester, Ohio, and became an agent for the sale of farm 



DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT STEEN. 1 39 

implements. W. Chester Steen was married by the Rev. 
John Gilmour, a United Presbyterian clergyman, near Tran- 
quility, Ohio, October 6, 1868, to Miss Anna Dora 
McCreight. a daughter of Alexander and Rebecca 
McCreight, she having been born near Tranquility, Ohio. 
May 2, 1852. Residence, Winchester, Ohio. To them were 
born the following children : 

/. — Cora Olive Steen, the eldest child of W. Chester and A. 
Dora Steen, was born three miles east of Winchester, 
Ohio, October 10, 1869, and brought up in her father's 
family. vShe was married by the Rev. Joseph McNab, a 
United Presbyterian clergyman, near Tingley, Ringgold 
County, Iowa, Decem.ber 24, 1891, to Byron J. Stevenson, 
a son cf Andrew and Mary C. Stevenson, he having been 
born in Reynoldsburg, Licking County, Ohio, December 
24, 1866 — a farmer. Residence, Tingley, Iowa. To 
them were born the following children: 

1. Anna Cornelia Stevenson was born near Tingley, Iowa, 
November 24, 1893. 

2. John Corwin vStevenson was born near Tingley, Iowa, 
January i, 1895. 

5. Beulah May vStevenson was born near Tingley, Iowa. 

February 13, 1896. 
4. Orville Gilbert Stevenson was born in April, 1898, and 

died August 6, 1899, ^Z^^ ^ Y^^^ ^"^^ 3 months. 
//. — James Truman Steen, the second child and eldest son 
of W. Chester and A. Dora Steen, was born near Winches- 
ter, Ohio, October 17, 1871, and brought up on his father's 
farm. He was married by the Rev. James L. McWilliams, 
at the residence of the bride's mother, near the Calvary 
M. P. Church, September 9, 1896, to Jennie Lynn Stroup, 
a daughter of Peter and Ann Kennedy Stroup, who were 
formerly from Mififlm County, Pennsylvania, she having 
been born in Adams County, Ohio, October 29, 1874. 
Residence, six miles east of Winchester, Ohio. To them 
was born one child: 
I. — Florence Steen, daughter of J. Truman and Jennie L. 

Steen, was born February 5, 1899. 
///. — Otto Lee Steen, the third child and second son of W^ 



140 



r.ioCKAi'iiv OF Till-: ST];i-;x !"a.\iii.\'. 

Chester and A. Dora Stceii. was born near Winchester, 
Ohio, December 12, 1874, and l^rought up on his father's 
farm — a teacher. Residence, Winchester, Ohio. 

IV. — Clara Ida Steen. the fom-th child and second daughter 
of W. Chester and A. Dora Steen, was born near Win- 
chester, Ohio, January 14, 1878, and brought up in her 
father's family. Residence, Wincliester, Ohio. 

V. — Warren Luther Steen, the fifth child and third son of 
W. Chester and A. Dora Steen, was born near Winchester, 
Ohio, December -14. 1881, and brought up in his father's 
family. Residence, Winchester, Ohio. 

[//. — Olin Kerr Steen, the sixth child and fourth son of W. 
Chester and- A. Dora Steen, was born near Winchester, 
Ohio, December, 1885. 

VII. — Lillie Mabel Steen, the seventh and youngest child, 
tlie third daughter of W. Cliester and A. Dora Steen, w-as 
born near Wincliester, Ohio, June 20, 1890. and resides 
with her parents. 

Samuel Steward Steen, the fifth child and fourth son of 
Alexander B. and Nancy Jane Steen, was born on the old 
Grandfather Steen farm, near Mt. Leigh, Ohio, November 
15, 1847, a"cl was brought up on his father's farm. He early 
united with the Mt. Leigh Presbyterian Church and has ever 
maintained a consistent Christian life. S. Steward Steen was 
married by the Rev. John Carson, near West L'nion, Adams 
County, Ohio, July 4, 1872, to Aliss Mollie E. McCreight, a 
daughter of William K. and Mary McCreight, she having 
been born near Tf-anquility, Ohio, April 10, 1847. and died 
at their iiome, near Winchester, Ohio, January tt, 1877, in 
the 30th year of her age. There were no children to this 
marriage. S. Steward Steen was married a second time by 
the Rev. Walter Mitchel', in Winchester, Ohio, A'larch 14, 
1882, to Miss Kstella Miller, a daughter of Robert Allen and 
Martha E. A'Tiller (who was a daughter of Wallace Blair), 
she, Estella Miller, having been born in Carlisle, Brown 
County, Ohio, February 22, 1858, and died in Manchester, 
Ohio, on Sunday, February 12, 1899, in the 4Tst vear of her 
age. S. Steward Steen continued to reside on his farm, three 
miles east of Winchester, Ohio, until the autumn of 1894, 
when he sold the place and removed to Winchester, Ohio, 




Proi-. Silas M. Stken. 
(Born 1849; Died 1892.) 



DESCJtVDANTS OF ROBERT STKEN. 1 43 

and the next year (1H95) to Manchester, Adams County. 
Ohio. Residence, Manchester, Ohio. To S. Steward and 
Estella Steen were born, three miles east of Winchester, 
Ohio, the following children: 

/. — Mattie Lee Steen was born December 22, 1882. 
11 . — Lizzie May Steen was born September 15, 1886. 
///. — Nola Jeannette Steen was born July it, 1891. 
Silas McClure Steen, the sixth child and fifth son of Alex- 
ander B. and Nan(,-y Jane Steen. was born on the old Grand- 
father Steen homestead, near Mt. Leigh, Ohio, December 
14, 1849, ^"<i ^\^(\. in his own home, near Duarte, Los 
Angeles County, California, September 6, 1892, aged 42 
years, 9 months and 8 days. He was brought up on his 
father's farm, m Adams County, Ohio, where he attended 
the public schools in the neighborhood and obtained a good 
conmion school education. He early united with the Mt. 
Leigh Presbyterian Church, and was ever a consistent mem- 
ber. He possessed fine musical talents, and pursued a full 
course of study in the College of Music. He was recognized 
as a fine singer, a successful music teacher, as well as a popu- 
lar leader of music in churches. Prof. Silas M. Steen was 
for several years a traveling salesman for the large music 
house of D. H. Baldwin & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, and opened 
branch houses in Washington C. H., Ohio, and St. Joseph, 
Missouri. He was also for several years the manager of the 
Piano and Organ Department in the music house of Root & 
Co., Chicago, Illinois. In 1887, owing to failing health, he 
removed to California and opened a music house in Los 
Angeles, and was quite successful in business. He resided 
in Alhambra. In t888 he was elected and ordained a ruling 
elder of the Presbyterian Church of Alhambra, California, 
and the same season chosen to represent the Session in the 
Synod of the Pacific, which met in Pasadena. In 1890, by 
the advice of his physician, he sold out his music business 
and purchased a fruit farm at Duarte, upon which he con- 
tinued to reside until his death. While living in Duarte he 
was a member and /uling elder of the Presbyterian Church 
of Monrovia, two miles away. He was universally beloved, 
a man of fine social qualities and keen business sagacity. 
Prof. vSilas W. Steen was married Ijy the Rev. ]\Ioses D. A. 
Steen, near Worthington, Franklin Countv, Ohio, Mav 6, 



1^4 BJOGKAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

1873. to Miss Harriet Foster, a (laus;lUer of Archibald and 
Harriet C. Foster, she liaviiiti' been liorn near Sugar Creek, 
X'enango Connty, ]\"nnsylvania, February 7, 1850, and died 
at her residence ni Alliani'nra, California, November 25, 
i8y(j. aged 49 years, c) months and 18 days. Her funeral 
took place from the Presl:)>'tenan Church of which she was 
long a devout and consistent meml)er. on Sunday, November 
26, 1899. Her body was tenderly laid to rest beside her 
husi)an(l, in the Ix^autilul Alh;unbra cemetery. Family resi- 
dence, Alhambra, California. 'J'o them were born the fol- 
lowing children : 

/. — Dwight Baldwin Steen, the oddest son of Silas M. and 
Harriet Steen, was born in Washington C. H.. Fayette 
County, Ohio, July 22, 1875, and brouglit up in his father's 
family. He was graduated from the Los Angeles High 
School in 1895, ^'''^^ studied medicine in Los Angeles 
Medical College. Dwight !>. Steen was married by the 
Rev. Vaclave Ba.zata, in Alhambra, California, December 
22, 1897, to Miss Elsie Hu.ckwell, she having been born in 
England, and removed to California in 1892. Residence. 
Alhambra, California 
//. — Carl Foster Alexander Steen, the seccjnd son of Silas 
M. and Harriet Steen. was born in St. Joseph. Missouri, 
Jime 16. 1879. and resided with his parents until after his 
father's death. Tn 1894 he retiuMied to Ohio. Residence, 
Worthington. Ohio. 
///. — Earl Lucien Steen, the third son of vSilas M. and 
Harriet Steen, was born in CJiicago, Illinois, June 23. 
1882. Residen'ce, Los Vngelcs, California. 
//'. — Ralph Washington Steen. the fcurth son of Silas M. 
and Harriet Steen. was born in .\lhambra. California. 
( )ctober 2"]. 1888. Residence, \ortIi ( )ntario. California. 
7. Josiah Colter Steen. the seventh child and sixth son of 
Alexander B. and Nancy jane ySteen. was born on his 
father's farm, four miles east of Winchester, Ohio. Novem- 
l)er IT, 1852, where he grew up to manhood and obtained 
Ins education in the public scho(3ls oT the neighborhood. He 
early united with the Alt. Leigh F^resbyterian Church, and 
lias ever maintained a devout Christian character. He is 
now a ruling eider in the Fourth Presbyterian Church, Day- 
ton. ( )hio. of wiiich all his familv arc members. For several 



DKSCKNDANTS OF ROBERT STEEN. I45 

years after his majority he was a successful music teacher, 
afterwards engaged in the sale of musical instruments for the 
firm of D. H. Baldwin & Co., of Cincinnati, Ohio ; and for 
two years for W. F. Steen, of the same city. J. Colter Steen 
began the study of dentistry in 1881 with his brother, Dr. 
Marion W. Steen, of Augusta, Kentucky, where he contin- 
ued one year, then spent tv/o years with his older brother, 
Dr. John A. Steen, of Ripley, Ohio. In 1884 he opened a 
dental office in Georgetown, Ohio, where he continued four 
years. During his stay in Georgetown he attended the 
Louisville Dental College, from which he was graduated 
June 14, 1887. In 1888 he removed to Dayton, Ohio, where 
he still continues in the successful practice of dentistry. Dr. 
J. Colter Steen was married by the Rev. William I. Fee, in 
Felicity, Clermont County, Ohio, March 25, 1874, to Miss 
Mary Ida Fee, a daughter of Thomas D. and Manorah Fee, 
she having been born in Felicity, Ohio, March 25, 1856. 
Residence, Dayton, Ohio. To them were born the following 
children : 

/. — Lulu Fee Steen, the eldest daughter of Dr. J. Colter and 
Mollie I. Steen, was born in Felicity, Ohio, July 6, 1877, 
brought up and educated in Dayton, Ohio, where she still 
resides. 
//. — Mamie Steen, the second daughter of Dr. J. Colter and 
Mollie I. Steen, was born in Felicity, Ohio, January 13, 
1879, and brought up and educated in Dayton, Ohio, 
where she still resides. 

. Marion Washington Steen, the eighth child and youngest 
son of Alexander B. and Nancy Jane Steen, was born on his 
father's farm, near the forks of Brush Creek, four miles 
northeast of Winchester, Adams County, Ohio, and two 
miles from the Mt. Leigh Presbyterian Church, January 27, 
1855, where he grew up to manhood and obtained a good 
common school education. He began the study of dentistry 
September 19. 1874, wnder the instruction of his brother. Dr. 
John A. Steen, then of North Liberty, Adams County, Ohio, 
and after fourteen months' apprenticeship began practice for 
himself in North Liberty. Fie removed to Aug-usta, Ken- 
tucky, April 15, 1878, and opened a dental office, where h'.- 
has continued ever since. After nine years of successful 
practice in Augusta, where he had built up an extensive 
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146 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STKHN FAMILY. 

l)usiness. he entcrcJ the Louisville College of Dentistry, at 
Louisville. Kentucky, spent one term, and was graduated 
tlierefrom June 14, 1887. Dr. Marion VV. Steen is now a 
a ruling elder and an influential member of the First Presby- 
terian Church in Augusta. Kentucky. He was married by 
the Rev. John N. McClung, at the residence of the bride's 
parents, near North Liberty, Adams County, Ohio, to Miss 
Sarah Emma Patton, a daughter of John Elder and Sarah 
Ann Patton, she having been born near North Liberty, 
Ohio. (Cherry Fork Post-olfice,) July 16, 1857. Residence, 
Augusta, Kentucky. To them were born the following 
children : 

/ — Charles Guy Steen, the eldest son of Dr. Marion W. and 
S. Enmia Steen, was born in North Liberty, Adams 
County, Ohio, April 7, 1877, and brought up in his father's 
family. He was educated in Central University, Rich- 
mond, Kentucky, and was graduated from the Ohio Den- 
tal College, Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1899. He has opened a 
dental ofihce in Ashland, Kentucky, and is doing a good 
business. Residence, Ashland. Kentucky. 
//. — Wilbur Armstrong Steen, the second son of Dr. Marion 
W. and S. Emma Steen, was born in Augusta, Kentucky, 
.November 11, 1892, and resides there with his parents. 

VHL — Josiah Yates Steen, the eighth child, the fifth and young- 
est son of Alexander and Agnes Nancy Faris Steen, was born 
on a farm at the home of his parents, two miles north of 
Flemingsburgh, Fleming County, Kentucky, February 14, 
1816, and died, after a brief but severe attack of pneumonia, at 
his own residence, upon his farm, two miles northwest of the 
Mt. Leigh Presbyterian Church, and three miles east of 
Winchester, Adams County, Ohio, January 19. 1877, aged 60 
years, 1 1 months and 5 days. He was brought by his parents 
from Kentucky to Adams County, Ohio, when a child of four 
years. Here he grew up to manhood, working upon his 
father's farm in summer and attending school in winter, and 
thus secured the ordinary common school education of the 
times. Like his father and eldest brother, he was exceedingly 
fond of music, devoted much time and attention to it, became 
quite skilled in tlie art. and like them taught many music 
classes during the wintei months, while at the same time he 



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DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT STEEN. I47 

was a practical and successful fanvicr all his life. In those 
early days all men between the ages of 21 and 45 years were 
required by law to form military companies in township and 
county organizations, and at the appointed times assemble and 
exercise in military tactics. An annual general muster of all 
the companies in the county was held for drill, parade, and 
often sham battles were fought. In these matters Josiah Y. 
vSteen became somevv'hat prominent, was chosen Lieutenant, 
and afterwards Captam, Major, and finally rose to Lieutenant 
Colonel of the county militia. Hence he afterwards bore the 
title of Colonel Steen. He early united with the Mt. Leigh 
Presbyterian Church, and was ordained a ruling elder in 185 1. 
which office he continued to hold with great acceptance until 
rhe time of his death, a period of about twenty-six years. He 
was a man of great activity and energy, firm in his convictions, 
and a strong advocate of anti-slavery sentiments long before 
the Civil War. Col. Josiah Y. Steen was married by the Rev. 
Samuel Steele, D.D., in Highland County, Ohio, at the resi- 
dence of the bride's parents, near Marshall, November 9, 1837, 
to Rebecca Colter Weare, a daughter of James C. and Nellie 
Colter Weare, she having been born in Highland County, 
Ohio, November 28, 1817, and died at the residence of her 
son-in-law, Joim T. Beveridge, six miles northeast of Win- 
chester. Ohio. November 2, 1895, aged J"] years, 11 months 
and 4 days. To Col. Josiah Y. and Rebecca C. Steen were 
born the following children: 

J. Ehza Ellen Steen, the eldest daughter of Col. Josiah Y. and 
Rebecca C. Steen, was born at the home of her parents, near 
the forks of Brusii Creek, three and a half miles east of 
Winchester, Ohio, and two miles northwest of the Mt. Leigh 
Presbyterian Church, March 10. 1843. She possessed a 
kind heart, pleasing manners, and fine social qualities, which 
made her a general favorite. She early united with the Mt. 
Leigh Presbyterian Church, and has maintained an earnest 
and devout spirit, exerting a wide religious influence. Eliza 
E. Steen was married by the Rev. Victor M. King, at the 
residence of her parents, December 30. 1862, to John 
Thomas Beveridge, a son of Samuel R. and Harriet C. Bev- 
eridge, he having been born on his father's farm, six miles 
northeast of Winchester. Ohio, near the Calvary M. P, 
Church, April 3, 1839. I" J'lis earlier life Mr. Beveridge fol- 



148 BIOGRAPHY OF TllE STKEN FAMILY. 

lowed the profession of a school teacher, but for many years 
he has been a successful and prosperous farmer. He now 
resides upon his own farm, near Calvary Methodist Protest- 
ant Church, six nnles from Winchester, Ohio. He is a 
useful Christian man, and with his wife is regularly at the 
services of the Mt. Leigh Presbyterian Church. His post- 
office address is Buck Run, Adams County, Ohio. To them 
were born the following children : 

/.—Charles William Beveridge. the eldest son of John T. 
and Eliza E. Steen Beveridge, was born near Sugar Tree 
Ridge. Highland Countv, Ohio, April 3, 1864, and brought 
up in the home of liis parents. Having secured a good 
common school education, he afterwards attended the 
National Normal School at Lebanon, Ohio, and qualified 
himself for the profession of a teacher, in which, during his 
life, he was quite successful. Charles W. Beveridge early 
became a member of the Mt. Leigh Presbyterian Church, 
was a young man of sweet disposition, devout piety, and 
exerted a good influence. He died at the residence of his 
parents, near the Calvary M. P. Church, July 20, 1888, in 
the 25th year of his age. 

//. — John Harrie Beveridge. the second and youngest son of 
John T. and Eliza E. Steen Beveridge. was born near 
Sugar Tree Ridge, Plighland County, Ohio, January 21, 
1869, and brought up on the farm. Under his father's 
care he secured a good common school education, and 
taught in various district schools. He afterwards attended 
the Business College, at Delaware, Ohio, from which he 
was graduated September 25. 1889, then entered the 
National Normal University at Lebanon. Ohio, and was 
graduated from the scientific course. March 25. 1892. The 
following summer he aided in conducting a summer school 
in Hillsboro, Oliio, and while there Avas elected superin- 
tendent of the public schools at Glidden. Iowa, where he 
continued three years with good success and increase of 
sa'lary each year. In 1895 he secured a certificate from 
the Iowa State Board of Examiners with an average grade 
of 95 per cent. In the autumn of 1895 he entered the 
Junior Class in Ohio University, from which he was grad- 
uated June i6, 1S97, The following summer he conducted 
a summer school at North Liberty, Ohio, ^ and in Septem- 




Mrs. Etjza Steex Bkveridgk. 

Mrs. Kate Steen Blair. 



DESCENDANTS OF ROBKRT STEEN. 151 

ber of the same year returned to Glidden, Iowa, as super- 
intendent of the pubHc schools and instructor in the col- 
lege there. Prof. J. Harrie Beveridge was married by the 
Rev. Fred. J. Tower, at Glidden, Iowa, July 7, 1897, to 
Miss Florence Margaret Flaselton, a daughter of Hon. 
Harvey Barden and Jane Gibson Haselton, she having 
been born in White Rock Township, Ogle County, Illi- 
nois, April 7, 1874, and was by profession a teacher. Both 
husband and wife are devout and earnest Christians and 
members of the Presbyterian Church. Residence, Glid- 
den, Iowa. To them was born one child, as follows: 
I. Lenora Lodema Beveridge, a daughter of J. Harrie and 

Florence M. iSeveridge, was born in Glidden, Iowa, 

April 18, 1898. 

2. Nancy Catherine Steen, the second daughter of Col. Josiah 
Y. and Rebecca C. Steen, and a twin sister of Eliza E. Steen, 
was born at the home of her parents, near the forks of Brush 
Creek, three and a half miles east of Winchester, Ohio, and 
two miles northwest of the M't. Leigh Presbyterian Church, 
March 10, 1843, where she spent her happy girlhood days 
She early united with the Mt. Eeigh Presbyterian Church, of 
which she was a faithful and useful member. N. Catherine 
Steen, called "Kate," was married by the Rev. David Van 
Dyke, at the home of her parents, on her 27th birthday, 
March 10, 1870, to James Alfred Blair, a son of James and 
Margaret Blair, he having been born in Stockwell, Indiana, 
February 25, 1841, and died in Hillsboro, Highland County, 
Ohio, February i, 1897, in the 56th year of his age. James 
A. Blair was a prosperous farmer, and for several years a 
ruling elder in the Mt. Leigh Presbyterian Church. He 
spent the most of his life in Adams County, Ohio, and for 
several years preceding his death on Buck Run, near Camp- 
bell's Mill. In the autumn of 1896, on account of poor 
health, he removed with his family to Hillsboro, Ohio, where 
he continued until his death. Family residence, Hillsboro, 
Ohio. To James A. and N. Kate Blair were born five chil- 
dren, all of whom, parents and children, were members in 
full communion v/ith the Mt. Leigh Presbyterian Church, 
but they are now scattered. 

/. — Orsin Steen Blair, the eldest son of James A. and N. 
Kate Steen Blair, was born in Stockwell, Tippecanoe 



152 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEKN FAMILY. 

County, Indiana. January 18. 1871 — a druggist. He was 
married by the Rev. Robert A. Watson, in North Liberty, 
Adams County, Ohio, September 12, 1894, to Miss Nora 
Belle Widney, a daughter of John and Susan Kaufman 
Widney, she having been born in Black Jack, Douglas 
Countv, Kansas, April 10, 1873. Residence, Dayton, 
Ohio. ' 
//. — Elta May Blair, the second child and eldest daughter 
of James A. and N. Kate Steen Blair, was born near 
Winchester, Ohio, December 2, 1872, and brought up in 
her father's family. She was married by the Rev. William 
J. McSurely, D.D., in Hillsboro, Ohio, June 2, 1897, to 
Almanza Kirker McCreight, a son of David Steele and 
Matilda Snedigar McCreight, he having been born near 
Tranquility, Adams County, Ohio, December 19, 1870. 
Mr. A. Kirker McCreight is a millwright by occupation, 
and superintendent of a mill. Residence, Richmond, 
Indiana. To them the following child was born: 
/. Verl Dean McCreight, a son of A. Kirker and Elta 

May McCreight, was born in Richmond, Indiana, 

August 7, 1898. 

///. — William Ariel Blair, the third child and second son of 
James A. and N. Kate Steen Blair, was born near Win- 
chester, Ohio, January 3, 1875, and brought up on the 
farm. W. Ariel Blair was a student of North Liberty 
Academy and Ada Normal University, and is a teacher 
by profession, an instructor in Glidden College, Iowa. 
Residence, Hillsboro, Ohio. 

IV. — Lora Pearl Blair, the fourth child and second daughter 
of James A. and N. Kate Steen Blair, was born near Win- 
chester, Ohio, December 25, 1875. Residence, Hills- 
boro, Ohio. 

V. — Margaret Reba Ellen Blair, the third daughter, the 

fifth and youngest child of James A. and N. Kate Steen 

Blair, was born near Winchester, Ohio, January 10, 1880, 

and died October 2, 1882, aged 2 years, 8 months and 22 

days. Her body was interred in the Mt. Leigh cemetery. 

3. James Boyd Steen, the third child and only son of Col. 

Josiah Y. and Rebecca C. Steen, was born at the home of his 

parents, near the forks of Brush Creek, three and a half 



DESCENDANTS OE ROBERT STEEN. 1 53 

"^ miles east of Winchester, Ohio, and two miles northwest of 

the Mt. Leigh Presbyterian Church, May 15, 1845. Here, 
upon the farm, he grew to manhood, assisting his father in 
summer and attending" school in winter. He early united 
with the Mt. Leigh Presbyterian Church, of which he is still 
a consistent and useful member. He resided at the forks of 
Brush Creek, near his father's home, for a number of years 
and assisted him hi the work on the farm. Since his father's 
death, in 1877, he has lived at the old home and cultivated 
the farm, which he now owns. His post-office address is 
Winchester, Adams County, Ohio, J. Boyd Steen was mar- 
ried by the Rev. Mr. Howe, at the residence of the bride's 
parents, near Tranquility, Ohio, September 27, 1870, to 
Anna Elizabeth Lovett, a daughter of Joseph T. and Mar- 
garet Ann Lovett, she having been born near Tranquility, 
Ohio, September 27, 1845, ^"d died at their own home July 
6, 1877, aged 31 years, 8 months and 9 days. J. Boyd Steen 
was married a second time by the Rev. Mr. Smith, at the 
residence of John T. Beveridge, near Buck Run, Ohio, Sep- 
tember 2S, 1898, to Mrs. Vianna Victoria Lewis, of Newport, 
Ohio, a daughter of John Wilson and Sarah Catherine 
Rogers, who reside near Newport, Adams County, Ohio, 
and a widow of Vernon D. Lewis, she having been born in 
Adams County, Ohio, March 26, 1863, and married to Ver- 
non Douglas Lewis September 29, 188 1, who died January 
15, 1888. Residence, three and a half miles east of Win- 
chester, Ohio. The following are the children of J. Boyd 
Steen : 

/.—Herbert Othello Steen, the eldest son of J. Boyd and 
Anna E. Steen, w^as born at the home of his parents, three 
and one-half miles east of Winchester, Ohio, September 
21, 1871. He lived in his father's home until 1893, when 
he removed to Piinceville, Illinois, where he remained two 
years, and then returned to Ohio, and is engaged in farm- 
ing. H. Othello Steen was married by the father of the 
bride, the Rev. James McNelin, at his home, near Dun- 
kinsville, Adams County, Ohio, August 28, 1895, to Min- 
nie Florence McNelin, whose mother's maiden name was 
Anne McCleran, she having been born near Dunkins- 
ville, Ohio, April 12, 1868. Residence, Seman, Ohio. 



154 CIOGRAPHY OF THP) StZ^N FAMILY. 

J I. — Jose])!] ()iris Steen, the second son of J. Boyd and 
Anna E. Steen, was born at the home of his parents, April 
9, 1873, and brought i\p on the farm. He is by occupa- 
tion a farmer. J Orris Steen was married by the Rev. 
J. W. Shumaker, at his residence in West Union, Ohio, to 
Jessie Ida Neal, a daughter of John Randol])h and Emma 
Jane Neal. Residence, forks of P>rush Creek, three and a 
half miles east of Winchester, Ohio. 

///. — James Earnest Steen, the third son of J. Boyd and 
Anna E. Steen. was born at the home of his parents, at 
the forks of Brush Creek, August 30, T874, and l^rought 
up on the farm. He is by occupation a farmer. Resi- 
dence, three and one-half miles east of Winchester, Ohio. 

ly. — Minor Yates Steen, the fourth and youngest son of J. 
Boyd and Anna E. Steen, was born at the family residence, 
at the forks of Brush Creek, three and one-half miles east 
of Winchester. Ohio, January 19, 1877. on the day of his 
grandfather's death. He lived for some years in the home 
of his uncle. John T. Beveridge, and for a while with his 
Grandfather Lovett, neai Newport. Ohio. He is now 
(1900) a teacher of penrnanshij) in a College at Dallas, 
Texas. 

V. — Infant daughter, the fifth child and only daughter of J. 
Boyd Steen, the only child of his second wife. A'ianna D. 
Lewis Steen, was born at the family home, east of Win- 
chester, Ohio, March 4, 1900, and died the same day. 
4. Sarah Emeline Steen, called '"Emma," the fourth child, the 
third and youngest daughter of Col. Josiah Y. and Rebecca 
C. Steen, was born at the home of her parents, near the 
forks of Brush Creek, three and a half miles east of Win- 
chester, Ohio, and two miles northwest of the Mt. Leigh 
Presbyterian Church, November 19, 1847, where she spent 
her youthful days. She was educated in the common 
schools of the neighborhood. She early united with the 
church and has lived a devout, noble, and useful Christian 
life. She was kind-hearted, generous, energetic, sprightly 
in her disposition, and has always had many friends. S. 
Emma Steen was married by the Rev. David Van Dyke, at 
the residence of her parents, November i, 1870, to Henry 
Harrison Redkey, a son of John and Rachel Redkey, he 
having been born near Marshall. Highland Countv, Ohio, 




Mes. Emma Stei^n Redkey. 



DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT STEEN. 1 57 

March i. 1839 — a farmer. Henry H. Redkey enlisted as a 
soldier in the Union Army at Sugar Tree Ridge, Ohio, 
August 10, 1862, in Company I, Eighty-ninth Regiment 
Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and held the office of Sergeant, 
serving iiis country faithfully until the close of the war. He 
was captured by the enemy in the battle of Chickamauga, 
Georgia, September 20, 1863, and held a prisoner in Rich- 
mond, Virginia; Danville, Virginia, and Andersonville, 
Georgia, for nineteen months, during which he suffered 
greatly until the war was at an end. He was honorably dis- 
charged from the service at Camp Chase, near Columbus, 
Ohio, June 8, 1865. Henry H. Redkey, ever since his mar- 
riage, in 1870, has resided upon his own farm, near Sugar 
Tree Ridge, Highland County, Ohio, a devout Christian, a 
prosperous farmer, and a man of influence, who has twice 
been elected to represent his county in the Ohio State Legis- 
lature. His post-office address is Sugar Tree Ridge, Ohio. 
To them were born the following children: 

/. — Cora Edith Redkey, the eldest child of Hon. Henry H. 
and S. Emma Steen Redkey, was born near Sugar Tree 
Ridge, Ohio, November 20, 1871, where she was brought 
up. She was married by the Rev. W. J. Baker, at the 
home of Her parents. October 15, 1890, to Frank Homer 
Hetherington, a son of George and Keziah He'therington, 
he having been born in Sugar Tree Ridge, Ohio, October 
2, 1867, and died in Hillsboro, Ohio, October 2. 1897, 
aged 30 years. Frank H. Hetherington was a merchant, 
residing for several years in Sugar ^ree Ridge, and after- 
wards removed to Hillsboro, Ohio, where Mrs. Cora E. 
Hetherington stil! resides with her family. To Frank H. 
and Cora E. Hetherington were born in Sugar Tree 
Ridge. Ohio, the following children: 
/. Infant son was born August 9, 1891, and died the same 

day. 
2. Ruby Lilian Hetherington wss born September 3. 

1892. 
J. Henry Edwin Hetherington was born Septeml)er 27, 

1894. 
4. Roger Earl Hetherington was born September 28. 

1896 



158 BIOCRAI'IIY (JI- THI-: STKEN FAMILY. 

//. — Ivlwin Stanley Kcdkcy, the second child and eldest son 
oi Hon. Henry H. and S. ]{nmia Steen Redkey, was born 
at the home of his parents, near Sugar Tree Ridge, Ohio, 
January 13, 1877. and brought up on the farm. Resi- 
dence, near Sugar Tree Ridge, Ohio. 

///. — Nellie lUanche Redkey, the third child and second 
daughter of Hon. Henry H. and S. Emma Steen Redkey, 
was born at the home of her parents, near Sugar Tree 
Ridge, Ohio. November 8, 1878, and brought up in her 
father's family, where she still resides (1900) — a music 
teacher by profession. 

/['. — Harry Starling Redkey, the fourth child and second 
son of Hon. Henry H. and S. Emma Steen Redkey, was 
born at the hom.e of his parents, near Sugar Tree Ridge, 
Ohio, June 11, 1880, and brought up on his father's farm 
— now a student at Valparaiso, Indiana (1900). Resi- 
dence, near Sugar Tree Ridge, Ohio. 

r. — Mary Lilian Redkey, the third daughter, the fifth and 
youngest child of Hon. Henry H. and S. Emma Steen 
Redkey, was born on her father's farm, near Sugar Tree 
Ridge. Ohio, April 10, 1886, and still resides there with 
her parents. 



BOOK TWO, 




DESCENDANTS OF JAMES STEEN. 



James Steen was born in Ireland, probably near a place 
called "The \' ow/" in County x\ntrim. Province of Ulster, about 
1734, and came into the British Colonies in America about 1755. 
He finally settled in Union District, South Carolina, where he 
married a Miss Bogard and brought up his family. He was a 
soldier in the Revolutionary War, and was killed in the battle of 
King's Mountain, October 7, 1780. 



James Steen was of Scotch-Irish descent, but was born in 
Ireland, and with the nuiltitade of immigrants came into the 
British Colonies in America near the middle of the Eighteenth 
Century, along with his brotliers, and perhaps his father's fam- 
ily. They landed in New York, but soon afterwards made their 
way into Pennsylvania, wlierc they all continued to reside for a 
while. James Steen was probably a son of Richard Steen (?), 
whose ancestors came into Ireland with Oliver Cromwell, about 
1649, ^"f^ settled first in Kalinski, County Down, and afterwards 
located in County Antrim, where they had lived for several gen- 
erations. They probably lived on the old "Green Hill farm," 
near a place called "The A^ow." which is located about eight Irish 
miles from Coleraine, near the banks of the River Bann, in 
County Antrim, and Province of Ulster. The writer visited the 
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l6o BIOGRAPHY OF THE STl'KN FAMILY. 

place in 1896 and found there an old lady whose mother was a 
Steen, and her son, John Steen Martin, who now cultivates the 
olfi farm. There is an old cemetery near the river, and 
an old mill site, a- few old houses, and a school, which 
\vc visited, but there is no post-office. In the cemetery 
there is the grave of John Steen, who was born in 1755 and 
died February 14, 18 18, and Catherine Steen, his wife, who was 
bo-n in 1749 and died November 9, 1829, aged 80 years. The 
following familiar names also appear on tombstones at that 
place: John JJoyd, died January 2, 1859; Elizabeth Boyd, died 
April 14, 1862, aged 67 years, and several others of the same 
name, who were probably from the same ancestral family as 
Elizabeth Boyd, who married Robert Steen and brought up her 
fan.iily in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. James Steen was 
born in Ireland about 1734 (?), came to America with his broth- 
ers, other relatives and perhaps his father's family about 1755 (?). 
After a temporary residence in Pennsylvania he removed to the 
South, and located permanently in Union District, South Caro- 
lina. He was a- man of great energy, a staunch Presbyterian in 
faith, and an enthusiastic patriot. At the breaking out of the 
Revolutionary War he joined the Colonial Army as a soldier, 
and VN^as killed in the battle of King's Mountain, October 7, 1780. 
while fighting bravely in defense of his country. The writer 
remembers that when he was a mere child he heard his father tell 
about his grandfather Robert Steen 's brother, wdio went into 
South Carolina and became a soldier in the Revolutionary War. 
There is no good reason to doubt that Robert Steen, of Lan- 
caster County, Pennsylvania, and James Steen, of Union Dis- 
trict, South Carolina, were full brothers. James Steen was mar- 
ried in South Carolina to a Miss Bogard, about 1770, by whom 
he became the paternal ancestor of a large branch of the Steen 
family residing in the Southern States. To James Steen and his 
wife were born the following children: Richard, Sarah, 
James (?), and William Steen (?). 



DKSCiiNDANTS OT JAMES vSTEEN. l6l 

CHAPTER I. 



Richard Steen, the son of James Steen and his wife (form- 
erly a Miss Bogaid), was born in Union District, South Carolina, 
June 2, 1772, and was married in the same locahty to Nancy 
McDonald, whose parents emigrated from Scotland and located 
in South Carolina. Richard and Nancy M. Steen continued to 
reside in South Carolina until about the year 1806. when they 
removed to the State of Indiana and located upon a farm in Knox 
County, thirteen miles from Vincennes. or St. Vincent as it was 
then called, where they remained until death. Richard Steen 
died November 17, 1859, aged 87 years, 5 months and 15 days.' 
To Richard and Nancy M. Steen were born eleven children, who 
lived to mature years. 

I. — James Steen, the eldest son of Richard and Nancy M. Steen, 
and a grandson of the James Steen who came from Ireland 
and was killed in the battle of King's Mountain, was born in 
Union District, South Carolina, July 26, 1793, and brought to 
Indiana by his parents when he was about thirteen years old. 
He was married in Knox County. Indiana, August 14, 1817, to 
Mary Dunn. To them were born eight children, as follows: 
J. Richard Ervin vSLeen, the eldest son of James and Mary 
Dunn Steen, was born in Knox County, Indiana, May 31, 
1818, and brought up on the farm. He was a devoted 
Christian, and for many years a ruling elder of the Presby- 
terian Church of Wheatland, Indiana. He gave the land 
upon which the church was built. He died at his home, in 
Wheatland, Indiana, November 27, 1877, in the 60th year 
of his age. Richard Ervin Steen was married in Knox 
County, Indiana, April ii, 1852, to .Sarah Steffy, she having 
been born in Wythe County, Virginia, in May. 1824, and 
now resides in the family residence in Wheatland, Indiana. 
No children. 

2. Samuel N. Steen, the second son of James and Mary Dunn 
Steen, was born in Knox County, Indiana, October 30, 1819, 
and died June 2^, 1829, in the loth year of his age. 

3. Angeline Steen, the third child and eldest daughter of James 

(li ) 



l62 BIOGRAPHY OF Tlllv STl-EN FAMILY. 



aiK 



_.id Mars- Dunn Steen, was born in Knox County, Indiana, 
April 30,' 1822, and died i)eceml)er 10, 1822, aged 7 months 
and 10 days. 

4. Xancy J. Steen, the fourth child and second daughter of 
James' and Mary Dunn Steen, was born in Knox County, 
Indiana, September 9, 1823. and was married to Alfred 
Wallace. To them were born six children, as follows. 
Residence, Wheatland, Indiana. 

/. — Mary Wallace, who married Lee Chambers. 
//. — Helen Wallace, who married Martin Pitman. 

Ill, Wallace, who married Winnie Keith. 

/['. — Lottie Wallace, who married William Gilmore. 
r. — Charles Wallace, who married a Miss Bicknell. 
/7. — Martin Wallace, who married a Miss Freeman. 

5. Joseph W. Steen, the fifth child and third son of James and 
Mary Dunn Steen, was born in Knox County. Indiana, 
August 20, 1826. and married Martha Nicholson. To them 
were born seven children. Residence. Wheatland. Indiana. 
/. — Laura Steen. 

//. — Charles Steen. 

///. — Richard Steen, and four others, now dead. 

6. John A. Steen, the sixth child and fourth son of James and 
Marv Dunn Steen, was born in Knox County, Indiana, 
November 30, 1828, and died September 12, 1875, in the 47th 
year of his age. He was married to Mary Leap. To them 
were born seven children. 

7. Leah E. Steen, the seventh child and third daughter of 
James and Mary Dunn Steen. was born in Knox County, 
Indiana, October 10, 1831, and married W. C. White. To 
them were born the following children: 

/. — India White, who married Thomas A. Green. 
//. — Elizabeth White, who married James Steen. a cousin of 
Richard E. Steen. 

8. Mary Ellen Steen. the eighth child and fourth daughter of 
James and Mary Dunn Steen, was born in Knox County, 
Indiana, July i. 1834, and died April 30. 1877. in the 43d 
year of her age. She was married to James Prather. by 
whom she had two children. 



DHSC1<:nD\M'S of JAMES STKEN. 163 

/. — Louisa Pratbei, who died in infancy. 

//. — Amanda Pratlier, who married Joseph Dunn, and died. 

II. — John Steen, the second son of Richard and Nancy McDon- 
ald Steen, was born in Union District, South CaroHna, Novem- 
ber 12, 1797, and broui^ht to Indiana by his parents in 1806, 
where he resided until his death, July 3, 1852, in the 55th year 
of his age. Pie was married in Knox County, Indiana, April 
18, 1820, to Ruth Robinson, she having been born in Nortli 
Carolina, and died at the family residence in Knox County, 
Indiana, July i, 185 1. There were several intermarriages 
between the Steens and the Robinsons. Elender Steen mar- 
ried Harmon Robinson, and three of her brothers married 
three of his sisters. The older Robinsons were originally 
Quakers, but Harmon Robinson became an elder in the Pres- 
byterian Church, and all the younger Robinsons held to the 
doctrines and practices of the Presbyterian Church. To John 
and Ruth Robinson Steen were born seven children. 

1. Nancv Ann vSteen. the eldest daughter of John and Ruth 
R. Steen, was born in Knox County, Indiana, March 11, 
1821, and died July 21, 1852, aged 31 years, 4 months and 
10 days. She was married November 26, 1846, to W. P. 
Long, bv whom she had two children, who lived to mature 
age. 

/. — Harriet Almira Long was Iwrn September 24, 1848, and 
was married July 6, 1886, to Albert P. DuBuler. 

//. — John Steen Long, son of W. P. and Nancy Ann Steen 
Long, was born in Knox County, IncUana, November 9, 
1850, and was married in May, 1878, to Mary E. DuKate, 
and died January 19, 1888, in the 38th year of his age. To 
them Avere born two children, as follows: 

1. Grace DuKate Long was born March 10, 1879. 

2. Anna Temple Long was born February 6, 1881. 

2. Naomi Steen, the second daughter of John and Ruth R. 
Steen, was born in Knox County, Indiana. November 4, 
1823. She was married September 21, 1853. to John L. 
Cox, by whom she had six children, as follows: 

/. — Enoch Steen Cox was born April 26. 1856. 
//. — James Lane Cox was born October 9, 1857. 
///. — Richard Cox was born September 8. 1859. 



164 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY 

/j\_Logan Cox was born February 14, 1861. 
j\ — Naomi Cox was born May 26, 1865. 
/v.— Caroline Cox was born October 21, 1867. 

3. Caroline Steen, tlie third daughter of John and Ruth R. 
Steen, was born in Knox County, Indiana, November 23, 
1825; was never married. She resided at the old family 
residence, near Wheatland, Indiana, until her death, about 
1893. 

4. Infant son of John and Ruth R. Steen was born near Wheat- 
land, Indiana, and died when a few months old. 

5. Infant son of John and Ruth R. Steen was born near Wheat- 
land, Indiana, and died in infancy. 

6. Melissa Ellen Steen, the sixth child and fourth daughter of 
lohn and Ruth R. Steen, was born near Wheatland, Knox 
County, Indiana, January 8, 1830. She was married April 
21, 1868, to Ell H. Dunn, and died November 20, 1887, aged 
57 vears, 6 months and 29 days. To Eli H. and Melissa 
Ellen Steen Dunn were born two children, as follows: 

/. — Ruth Caroline Dunn was born October 29, 1870. 
//. — John Eli Dunn was born August 31, 1872. 

7. Enoch Richard Steen, the seventh child and only son of 
John and Ruth R. Steen, was born near Wheatland, Knox 
County, Indiana, March 29, 1836, and died April 10, i88i> 
aged 45 years and 1 1 days. He was married September 29, 
1868, to Sarah E. Wallace, who died April 23, 1874. To 
them were born three children. 

/. — Eleanor Ruth Steen, the eldest daughter of Enoch 
Richard and Sarah E. Steen, v,'as born near Wheatland, 
Knox County, Indiana, July 23, 1869, and died in Bick- 
nell, Knox County, Indiana, June 16, 1895, in the 26th 
year of her age. Her body was interred at Wlieatland, 
Indiana. She was married in Wheatland, Indiana, August 
22, 1894, ^o William A^jorhes Troth, he having been born 
in Vandalia, Owen Coimty, Indiana. March 20. 1869. No 
children. 

//. — Hannah May Steen, the second daughter of Enoch 
Richard and Sarah E. Steen, was born in Wheatland, 
Knox County, Indiana. May 6, 1871. She was married 
at the same place. May 18. 1892. to Charles Nicholson, he 
having been born in Wheatland, Indiana, January 9, 



DESCENDANTS OF JA^[KS 3TKEN. I65 

. 1864. Residence, Wheatland, Indiana. To them were 
born the following children: 

1. Lois Steen Nicholson was born April 28, 1894. 

2. Ruth Xicholson was born November 26, 1895. 

///. — Earl Richard Steen, the third child and only son of 
Enoch Richard and Sarah E. Steen, was born in Wheat- 
land, Knox County, Indiana, August 7, 1873, where he 
was brought up and educated. He pursued a course of 
medical studies in Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illi- 
nois, from which he was graduated in 1899 — a physician. 
Residence, Wheatland, Indiana. 

III. — Mary Steen, the third child and only daughter of Richard 
and Nancy McDonald Steen, and a granddaughter of the 
James Steen who came from Ireland, and was killed in the 
battle of King's Mountain, v/as born near Vincennes, Knox 
County, Indiana, January i, 1807, and died in x\pril, 1841, in 
the 35th year of her age. She was married October 25, 1825, 
to James Dunn, who died in April, 1869. To them were born 
the following eight children: 

1. Samuel W. Dunn was born in Knox County, Indiana, 
August 30, 1827, and died March i, 1875, in the 48th year 
of his age. He was married in i860 to Phoebe J. Merri- 
fieku To them were born five children. 

2. Richard H. Dunn, the second son of James and Mary Steen 
Dunn, v.-as born February 19, 1829, and died October 8, 
1868, in the 40th year of his age. He was married March 
12, 1856, to Eliza Williams, a daughter of James Williams, 
To them were born five children. 

3. John A. Dunn, the third son of James and Mary Steen 
Dunn, was born March 7, 1830, and was married March 8, 
1855, to Elizabeth Young. 

4. Nancy M. Dunn, the fourth child and eldest daughter of 
James and Mary Steen Dunn, was born in Knox County, 
Indiana, March 14, 1832. 

5. James S. Dunn, the fifth child and fourth son of James and 
Mary Steen Dunn, was born December 30, 1833, and mar- 
ried October 9, 1872, to Ruth M. Robinson. 

6. Anna E. Dunn, the sixth child and second daughter of 



l66 BIOGRAPHY OP TllU STKEN FAMILY. 

James and Mary vSteen Dunn, was born in Knox County, 
Indiana, November 25, 1835, and died December 23, 1837. 

7. William H. Dunn, the seventh child and fifth son of James 
and Mary Steen Dunn, was born in Knox County. Indiana, 
June 2. 1837. He was killed in the battle of Gettysburgh, 
Pennsylvania, July 2, 1863, aged 26 years and i month. 

8. Francis M. Dunn, the eighth child, the fifth and youngest 
son of James and Mary Steen Dunn, was born in Knox 
Count}-, Indiana, February 2, 1839. He was married in 
i860 to Christina Flollingsworth, and has since died. 

IV. — Samuel Steen, the fourth child and third son of Richard 
and Nancy McDonald Steen, was born near Vincennes. Knox 
Counly, Indiana, about 1810. He was married to Mary 
Robinson, and brought up a family of children. 

V. — William Gregory Steen, the fifth child and fourth son of 
Richard and Nancy McDonald Steen, and a grandson of the 
James Steen who was killed in the Revolutionary War. at the 
battle of King's Mountain, was born near WHieatland. Knox 
County. Indiana. March 16, 18 13, and died in Salem, Oregon, 
September 2"], 1883, in the 71st year of his age. He continued 
to reside in Knox County, Indiana, until 1843, when at the age 
of 30 years he removed with his family to Sullivan County, 
Indiana, where he remained one year. In 1844 he removed 
again to Marion, Grant County, Indiana, where he continued 
for eight years. In March, 1852, he emigrated with his family 
to the far Northwest, and settled permanently in Salem, 
Marion County, Oregon, where he continued to reside until 
his death. He was by occupation a carpenter and house- 
builder. William G. Steen was married in Knox County, 
Indiana, April 4, 1832, to Naomi Robinson, who survived him 
nearly five years, and died in Salem, Oregon. July 21, 1888. 
To them were born ten children, as follows: 

1. Clanton Enoch Steen, the eldest son of William G. and 
Naomi R. Steen. was born in Wheatland. Indiana. Decem- 
ber 5, 1832, and died in Salem. Oregon, August 25. 1880, in 
the 48th year of his age. 

2. Lodeena Brittain Steen, the second child and eldest daugh- 
ter of William G. and Naomi R. Steen, was born in Wheat- 
land, Indiana, November 5. 1834, and died in Whitman 



DKSCSNDANTS OF JAMCS 5TEEN. 1 67 

Covmt}, Washington, May i, 1883, in her 50th year. She 

was married in Salem, Oregon, in 1854, to WilUam Morgan, 

by whom she had three children. She was married a second 

time in Walla Walla, Washington, July 27, 1867, to Joel 

Anderson Kirby, he having been born in Jennings County. 

Indiana, August 28, 1836, and now resides in Olympia, 

Washington. 

/. — George Washington Morgan, the eldest son of William 
and Lodeena Steen Morgan, was born about 1855. Resi- 
dence, Karl, Lincoln County, Washington. 

//. — William Harrison Morgan, the second son of William 
and Lodeena Steen Morgan, was born about 1858. 

Ill . — Benjamin Franklin Morgan, the third son of William 
and Lodeena Steen Morgan, was born about i860. 

IV . — Walter Henry Kirby, the first child of Joel A. Kirby, 
the second husband of Lodeena Steen Kirby. but her 
fourth child, was born in Yamhill County, Oregon, May 
27, 1868. Residence, Olympia, Washington. 

V. — Mary Lucretia Kirby, the eldest daughter of Joel A. 
and Lodeena Steen Kirby, was born in Yamhill County, 
Oregon, June 17, 1870. She was married in Colfax, 
Wasiimgton, December 12, 1889, to Frank M. Stason. 
Residence, Colfax, Washington. 

VI . — Naomi E. Kirby, the second daughter of Joel A. and 
Lodeena Steen Tvirby, was born in Yamhill County, Ore- 
gon, June 22, 1873, and died in T.Tmatilla County. Oregon, 
September 29, 1875, aged 2 years, three months and 7 
days. 

VII. — Joel Milton Kirby. the fourtli child of Joel A. and 
Lodeena Steen Kirby, but the seventh and youngest child 
of the latter, was born in Umatilla County, Oregon, Sep- 
tember 18, 1875. Residence, Olympia, Washington. 
. William Milton Steen, the thinl child and second son of 
William G. and Naomi R. Steen. was born in Knox County, 
Indiana, January 17, 1837. and brought up in his father's 
family. He was educated in Willamette LTniversity, owned 
a large farm, and was a member of the State Legislature. 
He was married in Marion County, Oregon, February 3, 
1867, to Narvesta Ann McAlpin, she having been born in 
Andrew County, Missouri, January 22, 1848. Hon. Wil- 



l68 BIOGRAPHY Ol^ THE STI-I'N FAMII.Y. 

liam M. Steeii died near VVeston, Oregon, January 30, 1895, 
aged 58 years and 13 days. Family residence, Walla Walla, 
Washington. To the Hon. William M. and Narvesta A. 
Steen were born, in Umatilla County, Oregon, the following 
nine children: 

/. — Frank Baker Steen was born June 28, 1869. He was 
m.arried in Umatilla County, Oregon, October 28, 1891, 
to Cora May Andross, she having been born in Rice 
County, Minnesota, April 26, 1870. 
II. — Claude Walter Steen was born April 23, 1871. 
///. — Bertha Steen was born March 8, 1875, and died Octo- 
ber 27, 1875, aged 7 months and 19 days. 
IV. — William Hershell Steen was born August 17, 1877. 
r. — Jessie May Steen "was born August 24, 1879. 
VI. — Ralph Perry Steen was born July 31, 1883. 
VII. — Louie Steen was born August 27, 1885, and died 

February 17, 1886, aged 5 months and 21 days, 
r///. — Grant Steen — 
IX. — Grace Steen — 

twin children of the Hon. William M. and Narvesta A. 
Steen, were born July 24, 1887. 
4. Richard Perry Steen, the fourth child and third son of 
William G. and Naomi R. Steen, was born in Wheatland, 
Knox County, Iiidiana, February 29, 1840. He was 
. brought by his parents to Salem, Oregon, when 12 years of 
age. In July, 1861, he removed to Walla Walla County, 
Washington Territory, and thp next year visited the Auburn 
mines. In T874 he removed to Columbus County, Wash- 
ington Territory, \vhere he continued to reside for seven 
years. He was a member of the Oregon State Grange in 
1875 ; was elected L>herifif of Columbia County, Washington 
Territory, in 1876. and re-elected iii 1878. He was a mem- 
l)er of the first Citv Council, and president of the first fire 
company in Dayton, Washington Territory. In 1881 he 
Avas elected a Representative to the Territorial Legislature 
from Columbia County, Washington Territory. He 
removed to Garfield County, Washington Territory, in 1883. 
and engaged in sheep raising until 1887, and in 1888 
removed again to Lewiston, Idaho Territory. Richard 
Perry Steen is a Democrat in politics, and a member of F. 




Hon. William M. Stekn. 
(Born 1837; Died 1895.) 



DF.SCENDANTS OF JAMRS STEEX. 171 

and A. M. and A. O. U. W. Lodges, in Pomeroy, Washing- 
ton. He was married by the Rev. dishing Eells, one of the 
early Presbyterian missionaries to the West, June 18, 1863, 
to Elizabeth Ann Teei, she having been born in McHenfy 
County, Illinois, April 1, 1845. Residence, Waha, Nes 
Perces County, Idaho. To the PJon. Richard Perry and 
Elizabeth Ann Steen were born eight children, as follows: 
/. — Euretta Arminta vSteen was born in Walla Walla, W^ash- 
ington Territory. March 30, 1865. Residence, Waha, 
Idaho. 
//. — Infant daughter was born and died in Walla Walla. 

Washington Territory, in 1867. 
HI. — Infant son was born and died in Walla AValla, Wash- 
ington Territory, in 1868. 
IV. — Ulysses Lerov Steen was born in Walla Walla, Wash- 
ington Territory, December 20, 1868, and died March 28, 
1869. 
F. — Richard Robinson Steen was born in Walla Walla, 
W^ashington Territory, Januarv 14, 1869. Residence, 
Waha, Idaho. 
VI. — Mary Naomi Steen was born in Walla Walla, Wash- 
ington Territory, January 8, 1871. Residence, Waha, 
Idaho, 
VII. — John Byron Steen was born in Walla W^alla. Wash- 
ington Territory, November 7, 1873, and died of scarlet 
fever in Dayton, Washington Territory, April 7, 1879, 
aged 5 years and 5 months 
VIII. — Luella May Steen, the youngest child of Hon. Rich- 
ard P. and Elizabeth A. Steen, was born in Dayton, Wash- 
ington Territory, January 20, 1879. Residence, Waha, 
Nes Perces County, Idaho. 

5. Naomi Lucretia Steen. the fifth child and '^econd daughter 
of William G. and Naomi R. Steen, was born in Wheatland, 
Knox County, Indiana, May 19, 1843, and died in Salem, 
Oregon, August i, 1862, aged 10 years, 2 months and 18 

days. 

6. Abner Marion Steen, the sixtli child and fourth son of 
William G. and Naomi R. Steen. was born in Wheatland. 
Indiana, May 19, 1843, a twin brother of the preceding. He 
was brought by his parents to Salem, Oregon, when nine 



1^2 BIOGRAPHY Ol- THE STEEN FAMILY 

years old. He is i)y occupation a house carpenter. Abner 
iviarion Steen was married in Marion County, Oregon, Jan- 
uary 24, 1872. to Ennna Plioebe Leabs, she having been 
born in Marion County. Oregon, February 22, 1854. No 
children. Residence, Salem, Oregon. 

7. Nancy Ann Steen. the seventh child and third daughter of 
William G. .md Naomi R. Steen, was born in Marion, Grant 
County. Indiana, September 8. 1846, and brought by her 
parents to Salem, Oregon, in i8-,2, where she was brought 
up. She was married in Salem, Oregon, November 27, 
1870, to Joseph Tate Halfpenny, having been born in 
Ottawa, Canada, about 1840, and died in McMinnville, Ore- 
gon. February 10, 1876. No children by this marriage. 
Nancy A. Steen Halfpenny was married a second time in 
Dayton, Columbia County, Washington Territory, April 
25, 1880, to Jolm Henry Kennedy, AT.D.. who graduated in 
medicine in 1871, he having been born in Wapello County, 
Iowa. April i, 1850. To them were born three children. 
Residence, Dayton, Washington. 

/. — Faith Goldie Kennedy, the eldest daughter of Dr. J. H. 
and Nancy A. Steen Kennedy, was born in Dayton, Wash- 
ington Territory, February ti, 1881. 

//. — Hope Ruby Kennedy, the second daughter of Dr. J. H. 
and Nancy A. Steen Kennedy, was born in Dayton, Wash- 
ington Territory. April 3. 1884. 

///. — Bliss Emerald Kennedy, the third child and only son 
of Dr. J. H. and Nancy A. Steen Kennedy, was born in 
Spokane Falls, Washington Territory, August 19, 1888. 

8. Mary Ellen Steen. the eighth child and fourth daughter of 
William G. and Naomi R. Steen, was born in Marion, Grant 
County, Indiana, January 25, 1849, ^^^ died in Nebraska, 
near the North Fork of Eoup River, while her parents v^ere 
on the journey to Oregon, June 8, 1852, aged 3 years, 4 
months and 14 days. 

9. John Estes Steen, the ninth child and fifth son of William 
G. and Naomi R. Steen, was born in Marion, Grant County. 
Indiana, September 12, 1851, and brought by his parents 
to Oregon the next year. He resided with his parents until 
he was gro\An, and became a farmer by occupation. He 
was married in Columbia County, Washington Territory. 
April 14, 1879. to Celeste Isabel Miller, a granddaughter of 




Richard Stki;N. 
(Born 1817; Died .) 



DIvSCENfDANTS OF JAMES STEEN. 1 75 

Hon. E. Ping, she having been born in Dayton, Washington 
Territory, January 24. 1862. To them were born three 
children. Residence, Murray, Shoshone County, Idaho. 
/. — AUce Celeste Steen, the eldest daughter of John E. and 

Celeste I. Steen, was born near Pomeroy, Garfield County, 

Washington Territory, February 14, 1881. 
//. — Sarah Ethel Steen. the second daughter of John E. and 

Celeste I. Steen, was born near Pomeroy, Washington 

Territory, August 26, 1882. 
///. — John Leroy Steen, tlie third child and only son of 

John E. and Celeste T. Steen, was born near Pomeroy, 

Washmgton Territory, April 6, 1884. 
.TO. Eouisa Jane Steen, the tenth c'nild and fifth daughter of 
William Gregory and Naomi Robinson Steen, was born in 
Salem, Oreg"on, wliere she was brought up. She was mar- 
ried in Salem, Oregon, October 24, 1875, to Jolm xAmos Flor- 
ence, a farmer and stock-raiser, he having been born in 
Chariton County, Missouri, December 12, 1838. To them 
Vx^ere born six children. Residence, Creston, Lincoln 
County, Washington. 
/. — Jessie Maud Florence, the eldest daughter of John A. 

and Louisa J. Steen Florence, was born in Salem, Oregon, 

August 20, 1876. 
If. — Eugene Albert Florence, the second child and eldest 

son of John A. and Louisa J. Steen Florence, w^as born 

in L^matilla County, Oregon January 24, 1879. 
///. — Infant son of John A. and Louisa J. Steen Florence 

was born in Whitman County, Washington Territory, Jan- 
uary 20, 1884, and died the next day. 
IV. — Daisy Blanche Florence, the fourth child and second 

daughter of John A. and Louisa J. Steen Florence, was 

born in Wliitman Countv, Washington Territory, March 

27, 1885. 

V. — Cleveland Florence — 

VI. — Carlisle Florence — 

twin children of John A. and I^ouisa J. Steen Florence, 
were born in Lincoln Coimty, W^ashington Territory, 
June 22, 1890. Residence, Creston, Lincoln County, 
Washington. 



iy6 BIOGRAPHY OF THK STKtN FAMILY. 

V[. — Richard Steen, the sixth child and youngest son of Richard 
and Nancy McDonald Steen, a grandson of the James Steen 
who came from Ireland, located in Union District, South Caro- 
lina, and was killed in the battle of King's Mountain, was born 
in Wheatland, Knox County. Indiana, February 22, 1817, 
where he grew up to manhood, an honored and respected citi- 
zen, and followed the occupation of a farmer. He was mar- 
ried near Wheatland. Indiana, to Eliza Van Arsdale, where 
they resided until their death, several years ago. No children. 



CHAPTER II. 



Sarah Steen was a daughter of the James Steen who came 
from Ireland, located in Union District, South Carolina, entered 
the Colonial Army and was killed in the battle of King's Moun- 
tain, October 7, 1780. She was born in Union District, South 
Carolina, about December, 1773, in which locality she was 
brought up and resided until her death, which took place Decem- 
ber 23, 185 1, aged about 78 years. She possessed considerable 
property, and was married, about 1794. to a gentleman whose 
name is not certainly known, the record having been lost. He 
was probably a first or second cousin, bearing the name of Steen. 
It is certainly known that after her marriage she retained the 
name of Steen ; that her husband had the full charge of her 
affairs, and that her children all bore the name of Steen. To 
them were born the following six children: 

I. — Gideon Steen, the eldest son of and Sarah Steen, was 

born near Unionville, Union District, South Carolina, March 
5, T796, and died on iiis own estate, near Santuck, Union 
County, South Carolina, March 26, 1855, in the 60th year of 
his age. His bovhood days were spent upon the farm, where 
he rapidly developed his mind, as well as his body: His school 
advantages were limited, but his handsome appearance, indus- 
try, energy, manly character and graceful manners rendered 
him quite a genera! favorite. ?Ie was married near Union C. 
H.. Union Countv, South Carolina, November 10, 1813, to 



DESCKNDANTS OF JAMKS STKKN. 1 77 

Naomi Townsend, a beautiful and accomplisiied young lady. 
Not long after their marriage they removed to the Indiana 
Territory, expecting to make that their future home, but the 
failure of his wife's health soon caused him to return with her 
to his old home, in his native State, where they continued to 
live happily and prosperously until her death, May 13, 185 1. 
With his noted energy and industry, Gideon Steen rapidly 
accumulated property, and became one of the largest land own- 
ers and slave-holders in the district. He brought up a large 
family of children, and as soon as ihey m.arried off he settled 
.ipon them each one valuable lands and several slaves. He 
had no political aspirations, but took great interest in the 
organized militia, and was the Colonel of a regiment for many 
years. He is reported to have been a model Christian man, a 
pillar in the Presbyterian Church, a philanthropist, universally 
respected and honored for his sterling Avorth. To himself and 
\vife were born the following tliirteen children: 

1. Mary Steen, the eldest daughter of Col. Gideon and Naomi 
Townsend Steen, was born near Santuck, Union District, 
South Carolina, June 12, 1817, and brought up in her father's 
hom.e. She was married in the winter of 1838 to John Keas- 
ler. I'hey resided in Union District, South Carolina. To 
them was born one child, as follows: 

/. — Mary Jane Keasler^ who lived in Union District, South 
Carolina. 

2. Louisa Steen, the second daughter of Col. Gideon and 
Naomi 'T. vSteen, was born near Santuck, Union District, 
South Carolina, Novem.ber 15, 1818, and brought up in the 
home of her parents. She was married in the autumn of 
1837 to James Rochester. Residence, Unionville, South 
Carolina. 

3. Sarah Ann Steen. the third daughter of Col. Gideon and 
Naomi T. Steen, was born near Santuck, Union District, 
South Carolina, March 12, 1820, and brought up at the horn,' 

of her parents. She v as married in January, , to Join 

Crocker. 

-|. Jane Steen, the fourth daughter of Col. Gideon and Naomi 
T. Steen, was Ijorn at the home ot her parents, near Santuck 
South Carolina, December to, 1821, where she was brought 
up. She was married in the a'ltumn of 1839 to James Keas- 
ler. 
(12) 



1^8 r.inc.KAi'Hv oi- Till" s'l'i-i'.N I■.^^m.^•. 

5. William Siren, tlu- lilih child aiul eldest son cf Col. Gideon 
and Xaoiiii T. Stecn, vvas horn at the honu of his parents, 
near Santnck, Sonth Carolina, April 20, 1823, and died in 
Lowndes County, Mississippi, Decemher 1, 1888, in the 
66th vear of his age. He was a successful and prosperous 
farmer. He was niarried in Cnion District. South Carolina, 
December 16, 185;, to Sarah Palmer, a daughter of Ellis 
and Nancv Palmer, she having been born January 15, 1828. 
Family residence, vSteenston, Mississippi. To them was 
born one child. 

/. — Marion Lillian Steen. a daughter of William and Sarah 
Palmer Steen. \\as born in Union District, South Caro- 
lina, September 13, 1855. She was married in Carrollton, 
Alabama, Alarch 2, 1875, to V. M. Bell, by whom she had 
eight children, as follows: 
I. Sarah M. Bell. 
2 Anna Maud Bell. 
?. \\'illiam Alarvin Bell. 

4. Charles Gideon Bell. 

5. Cora Lillian Bell. 

6. Minta Frances Bell. 

7. Joseph Steen Bell. 

8. Kate IMorris Bell, 

6. Frances K. Steen, the sixth chili and fifth daughter of Col. 
Gideon and Naomi T. Steen, was born near Santuck. South 
Carolina, December 6, 1S24.. She was married in 1846 to 
John Ta}dor. Residence, Unionvil^e, South Carolina. 

7. John Steen. the seventh child and second son of Col. Gideon 
and Naomi T. Steen. was born in Lhiion District, South 
Carolina. June 23. 1827. 

8. Thomas Steen, the eighth child and third son of Col. Gideon 
and Naomi T. Steen. was born near Santuck. South Carolina, 
December 10. 1828, and was brought up on his father's farm. 
He vvas luarried in Linion District, South Carolina. Decem- 
ber 12. 1852, to Nancy Gregory. They keep a boarding 
house. Residence, Pacolet, Spartansburgh County, South 
Carolina. To them were born thirteen children, as follows: 
/. — Jolm Steer;, the eldest son of Thomas and Nancv G. 

Steen. was l>orn January 4, 1854. 




Mrs. Eijzabkth Stkkx GossivTT. 
(P.orn 1833: Died 1869.) 



DRSCENr-VXTS OP TAMKS STliEN. l8l 

//. — Leonora Stecn, the second child and eldest daughter of 

Thomas and Nancy G. Steen, was born June 23, 1855. 
///. — Infant daughter of Thomas and Nancy G. Steen, a twin 

sister of the preceding-, was born Jime 23, 1855, and died 

the same day. 
ly. — William Steen, the fourth child and second son of 

Thomas and Nancy G. Steen, was born June 26, 1857. 
V. — Mary Steen, the fifth child and third daughter of 

Thomas and Nancy G. Steen, was born June 26, 1857, a 

twin sister of the preceding. 
VI. — Gideon Steen — 
VII. — Naomi Steen — 

twin children of Thomas and Nancy G. Steen, were born 

July 19. 1859. 
VI [I. — George Stecn, the eighth child and fourth son of 

Thomas and Nancy G. Steen, was born June 30, 1861. 
IX. — Virginia Steen, the ninth child and fifth daughter of 

Thomas and Nancy G. Steen, was born January 27, 1865. 
X. — James Steen. the tenth child and fifth son of Thomas and 

Nancy G. Stecn, was born August 22, 1866. 
XI. — Nancy Steen, called "Nannie," the eleventh child and 

sixth daughter of Thomas and Nancy G. Steen, was born 

March 26, 1869. 
XII. — Ida Steen, tl:e twelfth child and seventh daughter of 

Thomas and Nancy G. Steen, was born February 20, 1872. 
XIII. — Eva Steen, the thirteenth child of Thomas and 

Nancy G. Steen, tlie eighth and youngest daughter, was 

born July 3, 1873. 

. Nancy Steen, the ninth child and sixth daughter of Col. 
Gideon and Naomi T. Steen, was born near Santuck, Union 
District, South Carolina, May 30, 1830, and brought up in 
her father's family. She was married April 10, 1849, to 
William Gregory — a farmer — who joined the army in 
i86t, and was killed in 1)attle during the war. To them were 
born six children, three sons and three daughters, as follows. 
Residence, UnionviUe, South Carolina. 
/. — S. J. Gregory was born September 24, 185 1. 



l82 BIUCKAI'IIV Ol" run Sl'KlCX FAMILY. 

//. — 1'>. G. Gregory — 
///.— C. C. Gregory- 
twin children, were born March 2, 1854 
//'. — W'llham B. Gregory was born June 15, 1856. 
J'.—M. E. Gregory was born :\la\ 13, 1858. 
J'l. — \'. T. Gregory was born June 13. i86t. 

10. George Steen, the tenth child and fourth son of Col. 
Gideon and Naonu T. Steen, was born in Union District, 
South Carolina, September 26, 1831. 

11. Elizabeth Steen, the eleventh child and seventh daughter 
of Col. Gideon and Naomi T. Steen, was born near Santuck, 
Union District, vSouth Cartolina, January 26, 1833, and died 
August 20, i86q. aged 36 years,' 6 months and 25 days. 
She was married at the residence of her parents, near San- 
tuck, South Carolina, August 2Q, 1854, to Pleasant Toller- 
son Gossett. a son of John and Katherine Gossett, he having 
been born m Spartansburgh District, South Carolina, 
August 24, 1826, and died in 1870. To tliem were l)orn, in 
Spartansburgh District, South Carolina, nine children, as 
follows : 

/. — Martha Jane Gossett, the eldest daugiiter of Pleasant T. 
and Elizabeth Steen Gossett. was born Jtdy 3, 1855, ^^^^ 
died April 2, 187c), aged 2_^ veais, 8 munths and 29 days. 
She was married Decemlier 21, 1873, to Richmond W. 
Stone, by whom she had three children, as follows: 
/. Elizabeth Stone \yas liorn Deceml)er 7, 187.1. 
2. John Arthur J^tone was Ixmt, ( )ctober 7, 1877. 
J. Katherine Stone was b<jrn March 2j. ]8'/(). 

II. — Xancy Zipora Gossett, the second daughter of Pleasant 
T. and Eliza!)eth Steeii Gossett, was l)')rn June 24, 1856. 
She was married April 26. 1874, to John M. Kirby, of 
Pacolet Mills, b\' whom she had six children, as follows: 

1. Hiram Washington Kirby was born vSeptember 
20, 1875. 

2. Victor Hamilton Kirl)y was born May 8, 1877. 
5. Walter Edgar Kirby was born June 9, 1879. 

4. Giles Evan Kirby was born September 13, t88o. 

5. John Ear) Kirlyy was born April 4, 1882. 




James P. Gossktt. 



DKSCKXDANTS OF TAMKS STEKN. 185 

6. Martha Elizabeth Kirby was born March 26, 1884. 

///. — Emma Ehzabeth Gossett, the third daughter of 
Pleasant T. and Elizabeth Steen Gossett, was born Sep- 
tember 2. 1857. and, died June 15, 1858, aged 9 months 
and 13 days. 

IV. — John Gideon Gossett, the fourth child and eldest son 
of Pleasant T. and Elizabeth Steen Gossett, was born 
February 3, 1859. He was married August 12, 1882, to 
Susanna Kirby, of Pacolet Mills. To them were born 
four children, as follows. Residence, Pacolet, South 
Carolina. 

/. James Lloyd Gossett- — 
2. William Floyd Gossett — 

twin children, were hotn September 2, 1883. 
J?. Lillie May Gossett was born December 31, 1888. 
4. Jesse Gideon Gossett was born February 6, 1891. 

/ '. — James Pleasant Gossett, the fifth child and second son 
of Pleasant T. and Elizabeth Steen Gossett, was born 
September 23, i86o. He is now a prosperous merchant 
and business man, residing in Williamston, South Caro- 
lina, and a memlier of the Board of Directors of Williams- 
ton Female College. He has recently built himself an 
elegant home in Williamston. The following sketch was 
written by Professor John G. Clinkscales, of Clemson 
College, South Carolina, December 14, 1891: 

.Tames P. Gossett was born in Rich Hill, Spartansburgh 
County, South Carolina. September 23, 1860. In 1869 he had 
the great misfortune to lose his mother, and in 1870 his father 
died. The orphan boy lived among relatives in Spartansburgh 
County until he was fifteen years old. when he started out in 
the world poor and uneducated, to battle for himself. No boy 
ever had eloomier prospects, but it is just to young Gossett to 
say that no boy battled harrier for success than he. At the end 
of three years he saved $100. He was poor, but proud and 
ambitious, and determined to put that $100 where it would yield 
the largest dividend. The youth was thoughtful, affable and 
bright, and had seen enough of the world to convince him that 
a m.an without an education must expect a rough time of it 
in this world. So he determined without hesitation to put his 
first earnings into his head. He bought his own provisions and 
hired his cooking done. With this start he began the work of 
educating himself, matriculating in the Pacolet High School, 
then under the management of Prof. L. B. Haynes. Renting 
a few acres of land, young Gossett put every spare moment 
into his cotton patch, and by sheer force of will and indom- 
itable energy he succeeded in supplementing his original 



lS6 niOCKAlMlV OF TUC: STKK.X I'AMILV. 

$100. Thus he went on for three years, overcoming every 
difficulty aud removing every obstacle, at the same time 
winning the confidence and admiration of his neighbors 
and associates. The writer of this sketch was one of young 
Gossetfs last teachers. It gives him peculiar pleasure to testify 
to the dauntless courage and unmistakable manhood of the boy 
who was not bor-n to ihnni, but who struck the world squarely 
in the face, until abundant success has crowned his efforts. I 
stand with hat off in the presence of the man who knows no 
defeat, but whom a higli sense of honor and unflinching courage 
led on lo "confidence and competence." two things to be desired 
by all noble-minded men. At the end of three years young 
Gossett api lied to the County Examining Board of Spartans- 
burgh Counfy for a license lo teuch. He won a first-grade cer- 
tificate and taught a school three months, to the entire satis- 
faction of patrons and school authorities. At the end of that 
time he accepted a clerkship in the store of Rogers & Clink- 
scales, at Williamston, Anderson County, South Carolina. Here 
he .soon became very popular as a salesman and as a young man 
of sterling worth. After two years he obtained a better position 
and better salary at Greenville, South Carolina, in tlie wholesale 
and retail hardware establishment of Wilkins. Poe & Co. In 
this lai'ger f.eld young Gossett soon made for liimself an enviable 
leputation. Step by step he arose in the mercantile world, until 
he is the owner of a large and successful shoestore in Anderson, 
South Carolina, and t)-aveling agent, or salesman, for the Bay 
State Shoe and Leather Company, of New York, one of the 
largest establishments of the kind in the Union. Mr. Gossett 
now commands a fine salary, has accumulated considerable 
property, and is a popular and prominent citizen. While at 
Wiliiarrjston he met and wed Miss Sallie Brown, eldest daughter 
of Dr. B. F. Brown, the leading physician of that town. The 
Browns are ranked among the first families in tlie up-country, 
and Miss Sallie, the accomplished young lady whose hand 
Mr. Gossett won. holds two diplomas from the Williamston 
Female College, the first female college in the State in point 
of scholarship and general excellence. Besides fighting his own 
battles successfully, Mr. Gossett has helped his younger brothers 
up the ascent of life's hill. In the midst of his prosperity he 
is never unmindful of the interests of those whom he loves, 
or of any young man struggling liard against the tide of life. 

James P. Gossett \\as married in Williamston, Sontli 
Carolina, Xovember 20, 1883, to Miss Sallie A. Ilrown, 
a (lauj^hter of Dr. B. F. Brown. To them have l)een born 
the following- seven clnldren. Residence. "The ( )aks," 
Williamston, South Carolina. 

1. IJenjamin Brown Gossett was born Augnst 8, 1884. 

2. Sarah Klizaljeth Gossett was born Jannary 15, 18S6. 
?. James I'leasant Gossett. Jr., w'as born ]\Iarch 1. 1888. 

■4. Raljjh Gossett was born Jantiary to, 1890. 
5. Mabel Gossett was born Xovember 22, 1892. 




Thomas Ii Gosst-tt. 



DESCKNDANTS OF ]AMH3 STCEN. 1 89 

6. Margery Gossett was horn February 13, 18Q5. 

7. Edith Gossett was born August 26, 1896. 

F/. — WilHam George Beaty Gossett, the sixth child and the 
third son of Pleasant T . and Elizabeth Steen Gossett, was 
born May t8, 1863 — a prosperous merchant. Residence, 
Anderson, South Carolina. 

VII. — Thomas iienry Gossett, the seventh child and fourth 
son of Pleasant T. and Elizabeth Steen Gossett, was born 
in Spartansburgi'i County, South Carolina, May 5, 1865. 
where he was brought up. He is a man of fine social 
qualities and keen Inisiness sagacity, and has prospered 
greatly, tlis great-great-grandfather, John Gossett, came 
from France, and \\as of Norman origin, and the present 
family of Gossetts seem to possess the good qualities of 
the Huguenots. Thon.ias H. Gossett is in business in 
New York City, with John H. Graham & Co., wholesale 
and retail dealers in hardware, and manufacturers' agents, 
113 Chambers Street, New York, New York. 

VIII.- — Edgar Converse Gossett, the eighth child and fifth 
son of Pleasant T. and Elizabeth Steen Gossett, was born 
in Spartansburgh County, South Carolina, April 2, 1867. 
He was married in Pycolei, South Carolina, March 20. 
1887, to Miss Marv M. Thomas, she liaving been born 
Atigust 13, 1861J. To them were l)orn the following 
children. Residence. Spartans])urgh, vSouth Carolina. 
I. Clyde F>. Gossett was l)orn April ], 1891, and died 

April 25. 1891 . 
2 Ernest E. Gossett was born Ma}- 20, 1892. 
5. Pearl Eunice Gossett wa'; born May 20, 1892, and died 
June 12. 1892. The two last named were twins. 

IX. — Edward P)Oi)o Gossett, the ninth child and sixth son 
of Pleasant T. antl Elizabeth Steen Gossett. a twin brother 
of Edgar Converse Gossett, was born April 2, 1867. He 
was married at Pacolet. South Carolina. April 24. ^SySy. 
to Miss Nancv Ann Smith, she having been born Decem- 
ber 4, 1867. To them the following children were born 
Residence, Anderson, South Carolina. 

1. Claude ^'oung Gossett was born May 26. t888. 

2. Anna Virginia Gossett was born May 16, 1890. 
J. Sallie Shea Gossett was born Decemiier 4. 1892. 



igo iMoCKAi'in' (11" Tin; si'i:i;x i".\.mii,\. 

12. -Mar^aut Stccii, llic iwclttli child and cii^litli daui^hter of 
Col, (Md'.dii and Xacnii 'l\ Slccn, was born near Santuck, 
I'nidn I'istrirt. v^(aitli Carolnia. April 3, 1S35. vSlie was 
married ni llic snnnncr of 1S31 to William Stewart. 

13. Xaomi Stccn, llvj thirteenth child and ninth daui^-hter of 
C(.l. C'idcon and Xaomi 'lOwnscnd Stecn, was born near 
Santnck. I 'nion Histiict. South Carolina, January 12, 1839. 
where she was brought u]i. She was married at the same 
])lace to James Knhng. Residence. I'acolet, South Carolina. 

II. — Xiiah Steen. a daughter ol and vSarah vSteen, (a 

granddaughter of the James Steeri who came from Ireland 
and was killed in the l)atile of King's Mountain, and a sister of 
Col. Gideon Stten,) was Ixirn in I'nion District, South 
Carolina, December 24, 1708. v^he was married to William 
Hewitt, bv whom she hadi three children, all h.orn in Cnion 
District, v'^outli Carolina, 
i . vSarah Hewitt. 

2. Ashley Hewitt. 

3. Ruth llewitt. 

HI. — Jane vSteen, the tliir(! child and >econd daughter of — 

and Sarah Steen, a sister of Col. Gideon Steen. was born 
near Santuck, Cnion District, South Careilina, January 14, 
1801. She was married at the same ])lace to Abraham Stowers. 
or vStours. Thev removed to .Alabama, where they brought 
u]) a. family of children. 

1\ . — John Ca.mjjbell Steen, the fourtii child and second son of 

and Sarah Steen, (a i)rother of Col. (lideon Steen, 

and a grandson of the James Steen who was killed in the 
l)attle of King's Mountain. vSouth Carolina. ( )ctober 7. 1780,) 
>>as born in I'nic^n Di'-trict. Soiuh Carolina, near Santuck, 
.\])ril 15. 1805. and (Med near Washington. Daviess County, 
Indiana. December 5. 1878, aged ~;i, \ears. 7 months and 20 
days. He w^is married near l'nio]i. South Carolina. March 
28. 1S28. to rhie])e Gregorx , who died near Washington. 
Indiana. ( )ctober 5. 1850. In the year 1837 John C. Steen 
reuK \ ed from Soutli Carolina witli his fann'lv. and located: 
Ujjon a farm near Washington. 1 ^aviess C<nuity. Indiana, \yhere 
the\- si)eril the remairider of their lives To them were born 
the following live clnldrtn: 



i)KSCT':ni»axts of tamks stjjex. 



191 



I. Isaac jeft'erson Steen, the eldest son of John C. and Phoebe 
G. Steen, was l:)orn near L'nion, Sonth Carolina, November 
13, 1829 — a farmer. He was married in Daviess County, 
Indiana, December 27. 1849, to Sarah Jane Sholtz, who 
died near Glendale, Indiana, September 4. 1869. To them 
were born nine children, as follows: 

/. — John Franklin Steen, the eldest son of Isaac J. and: 
Sarah J. Steen, was born in Daviess County, Indiana, 
November 2, 1850. He was married, ]\lay 7, 1873, to 
Mary Catherine Lock, she having' been born in Indianap- 
olis, Indiana. November 26, 1854. To them were born 
ten children, six boys and four girls, as follows: 

1. Ashbury Jefifcrson Steen was born ^lar^di 17, 1874. 

2. Aimata Zeno Steen was born June 9, 1877. 

J. Ellis ]\]orton Steen was born ]\[ay 26, 1879. 

4. Lettie E. Steen was born March 30, 1881, and diedi 
Deceml>er 15. 1881. 

5. John Ellsworth Steen was born Deceml)er 14. 18S2. 

6. Robert C>glesby Steen was born March 27, 1885. 

7. Mary PZtta Steen was born October 20, 1887. 

8. Nellie Glen Steen was l)orn Decend)er 27, 1889. and 
died October 26, 1896. 

y. Orion Arvilla Steen was born November 10. 1892. 
/(). Edison ]\JcK;nley Steen was born July 14, 1896. 

//. — James Richard Steen, the second son of Isaac J. and 
Sarah J. Steen, was l^orn in Daviess County, Indiana, July 
31, 1852. Residence, Glendale, Indiana. 

in. — Thomas M. Steen. the third son of Isaac J. and Sarah 
I. Steen, was born in Daviess County, Indiana. October 11. 
1854. and died Se])teml)er 21, 1856. 

/[-. — y.Iary Ann Steen, the fourth child and eldest daughter 
of Isaac J. and Sarah J. Steen, was born in Daviess County. 
Indiana. September 22, 1856. and died, unmarried, March 
25, T885, ag-ed 28 years, 6 months and 3 days. 

r.— Lucv Angeline Steen, the fifth child and second 
daughter of Isaac I. qnd Sarah J. Steen, was born in 
Daviess County, Indiana. November 2"/, 1858. She was 
married to Tohn C. Harrell. bv whom she had ten children. 



g2 BIOGRAPHY OV TllK STHEN FAMILY. 

five bins and five i^irls. Family residence, Glendale, 

Indiana. 
/ 7. — Tabitha Hlkn Steen, the sixth child and third daughter 

of L>aac j. and Sarah J. Steen. was born in Daviess 

Cottnty. Indiana, November 25. i860. She was married. 

and resides at Hyatt. Daviess County, Indiana. 
HI. — William Warner Steen. the seventh child and fou'-th 

son ot Isaac | and vSarah J. Steen, was born in Daviess 

Coimty, Indiana. January 23, 1863. He was married, and 

resides at Ivy. Pike County, Indiana. 
J'lfl. — Charles Ellsworth Steen. the eighth child and fifth 

st)n of Isaac J. and Sarah J. Steen, was born in Daviess 

Countv, Indiana, March 25. 1863. Residence, in Oregon. 
IX. — Enmia (Vlen Steen. the ninth child and fourth daughter 

of Isaac j. and Sarah J. Steen, was born in Daviess 

County. Indiana. April 20. 1868. She was married, and 

resides at Plainville, Indiana. 
2. Martha Jane Steen, the second child and eldest daughter 
of John Campbell and Phrebe Steen, was born near Union. 
South Carolina, June 5, 1832, and was brought to Indiana 
by her parents in 1837. She was married near Glendale, 
Indiana, February 22, 1852, to Richard M. Clark, and died 
near Glendale, Indiana, February 3. 1861, aged 28 years. 
7 months and 2C) days. To them were born four children, 
as follow s : 

/. — Sarah Elizabeth Clark was born in Daviess County. 
Indiana, in 1854. She was married, in June, 1875, to 
James W. Mattingly, a teacher, !)y whom she had two 
ciiildren. 

/. John R. Mattingly was born March 4, 1879. 
2. Henry l\. Ma;tingly was born July 25. 1892. 

II. — Ritter Clark, the second child of Richard M. and 
Martha J. Steen Clark, was born in 1855, ancVdied. 

///.— Eettie Ellen Clark, the third child of Richard M. and 
Martha J. Steen Clark, was born in 1857. Residence, 
Glendale, Indiana. 

//'. — Enmia Jane Clark, the fomnh chdd of Richard W. and 
^lartha 1. Sleen Clark, was l)()rn in i8-<), ;ind died. 



DESCE;NnANTS OF . JAMES STEEN. 1 93 

3. Benjamin Watis Steen, the third child and second son of 
John Campbell and Phoebe Gregory Steen, was born near 
Union, South Carolina, January 4, 1834, and brought by his 
parents to Indiana in 1837. He was married in Daviess 
County, Indiana, January 25, 1855, to Alartha R. Colbert, 
she having been bom in Daviess County, Indiana, January 
18, 1834. To them were born two children. Residence, 
Glendale, Indiana. 

/. — Oliver Byron Steen, the eldest child of Benjamin W. and 
Martha R. Steen, was born in Daviess County. Indiana, 
November 7, 1856. He was married at Alfordsville, 
Indiana, October 8, 1878, to Emma Bartl. He was mar- 
ried a second time. December 5, t88i, to Elizabeth 
Traylor, of Pike Count}-, Indiana. He was married a 
third time, June 12, 1890, to Maud Emily Yeager, of 
Missouri. 

1. Emma Bartl Steen, the eldest child of O. B. Steen, and 
the only child by his first wife, was born August 26, 
1879. Residence, Indianapolis, Indiana. 

2. Leona Steen, the second child of O. B. Steen, and the 
only child by his second wife, was born . Resi- 
dence, Washington, Indiana. 

J. Rozilla Steen, the third child of O. B. Steen, and the 

eldest by his third wife, was born January 8, 1893, 

and died July 2, 1893. 
./. Byron Steen, the fourth child of C). B. Steen, and the 

second by his third wife, was born November 16 1894. 
//. — Luella Steen, a daughter of Benjamin W. and Martha 
R. Steen, was born in Daviess County, Indiana, December 
19, 1872. She was married June 30. 1892, to Spencer 
Ashbury Ward, a merchant, and a native of Daviess 
County. Indiana. To them was born the following. 
Residence, Washington. Indiana. 
I. Ernest Steen Ward was born in Washington, Indiana, 

December 14, 1895. 

4. Sarah Elizabeth Steen, the fourth child and second daughter 
of John C. and Phoebe G. Steen, was born near Union, in 
Union District. South Carolina, December 5, 1835. She 
was brought by her parents to Indiana when she was a ver}- 
small child, and brought up on her father's farm. vShe wa? 

(J3) 



194 EIOGRAPHY OF THIv STKKN FAMILY. 

married near Washington, Daviess County, Indiana, March 
^5' 1855. to Captain- John W. Clark. She died in Daviess 
Comity, Indiana, December 5. 1859, aged 24 years. To 
them was born one son. 

/. — pjenjamin Watis Clark was born near Washington, 
Indiana, December 3, 1855, and was married, September 
15, 1895, to Mr^. Elmira E. Jones. 

5. Lettie Ellen Steen, the fifth child and third daughter of 
John Campbell and Pho-be Gregory Steen, was born near 
Washington, Daviess County, Indiana, August 14, 1840, 
and was brought up on the farm. She was married, Feb- 
ruary 19. 1857, to James R. Arthur, a prosperous and influ- 
ential citizen of the county, who began life a poor man, but 
has accumulated a good deal of property. To them were 
born fourteen children. Residence, Glendale, Indiana. 

/. — John Franklin .Vrthur was born October 24, 1857, — a 
teacher. He was married September 14, 1880, to Clara 
Emma McCafferty. Residence, Washington, Indiana. 

II. — Nancy Ann Arthur was born August 12, 1859. She 
was married, November 2/. 1881, to McLoid W'ashington 
Chappell, of Pike County, Indiana. Residence, Minden, 
Nebraska. 

///. — Charles Watis Arthur was born February 26. 1861. 
Residence, Briggs, Idaho. 

IV. — Sarah BeHe Arthur was born February 12, 1862, and 
died January 16. 1868. 

V. — Laura Jane Arthur was born August 12, 1863. She 
was married August 29, 1886, to Douglas Hooker Ricks, 
a farmer. Residence, Glendale, Indiana. 

VI. — William Arthur was born March 22, 1865 — a farmer. 
He was married September 12, 1886, to Clara Belle Lett, 
of Daviess County. Indiana. Residence, near Glendale, 
Indiana. 

VII. — Phoebe Angeline Arthur was born April ii. 1867. 
She was married November it, t88c). to James lilanken- 
ship Meade, a farmer. Residence, near Glendale, Indiana 

VIII. — Emma Naomi Arthur was born December iQ. 1868. 
and died November 16. 1870. 



desce;ndants of jamfs stekn. 195 

IX.- — Elijah Arthur was born July 31. 1870. a student for 
the ministry in the Cuml^erland Presbyterian Church at 
Franklin, Indiana. 

X. — Hamilton Artliur was born July 20. 1872, a student in 
Indianapolis Aledical College. 

XI. — Martin Luther Arthiu- was born August 18, 1876, a 
student in Indianapolis Medical College. 

A7/. — Xora Maud Arthur was born June 27, 1879. Resi- 
dence, near Glendale, Indiana. 

A77/. — Martha Rozilla Arthur was born August 14, 1881, 
Residence, near Oendale, liniiana. 

Xir. — Austin Owen Arthur wa*^ born August 18. 1883. 
Residence, near Gletidale, Indiana. 

John Campbell Steen. the fourth child and second son 

of and Sarah Steen, was married a second time, in 

March, 1851, to Angeline B. Hollingsworth, .she having been 
born in Indiana .April 11, 1824. and died January 21, 1882. 
To this marriage were born si.K children: 

Nancy Xaomi Steen, tb.e sixth chilfl of John Campbell 
Steen, and the eldest by his second wife, Angeline Hollings- 
worth, was ])orn near Washington, Indiana, Deceml^er 8, 
1853, and died at Brown wood, Missouri, March 4, 1896. 
She was married in Daviess County, IncHana, August 5, 1875, 
to George C. Harrell, he having been born 'August 9, 1856 
Residence, Campbell. Missouri. To George C. and Nancy 
Naomi Steen Harrell were born the following nine children: 
/. — Bertie Sebastian Harrell was born October 29, 1876. 
//. — Jesse Campbell Harrell was born July 21, 1878. 
///. — Austin Eathic Harrell was born October 1 i. 1879. 
/r. — Ezra Jacob Harrell was l:)orn February 25, 1881. 
['. — Josephine Alc^dora Harrell was born May 27,, 1883. 
J 7. — Edith Licw Harrell .was Iwrn January 23. 1885. 
J 'II. — Benjamin \\"atis Harrell was born January 29. 1888. 
J III. — Ada Nellie Harrell was born December 8. 1889. 
IX. — Frank ( )tis Harrell was born February 19, i8()3. 

. Eliza Ann Steen, the seventh child of John Campbell vSteen. 
and the second b\ his sec<ind wife, Angeline I). Hollings- 
worth Steen, was bom near Washington, Indiana, Septenil>er 



1^6 BIOUKAPHY OF THlv STLMiX I'.xMlLY. 

6, 1855. She was married at the same place |anuar\- 8, 1874, 

to William P. Lownsdale, he having been born May 12, 1850. 

To them were born nine children. Residence. Campbell, 

Missouri. 

/. — Ella Lownsdalc was born ( )ctober 22, 1874. She was 

married April o, i8c;3, to James Ciirrie, he having been 

born January 14. 1869. To them 

7. Robert Curric was born January 13. 1894. 
U. — John Ray Lownsdale was born April 6. 1876. 
///. — Perry Thomas Lownsdale was born October 4. 1878. 
//' — Elijah Ellis Lownsdale was l)orn June 30, 1881. 
['. — Frank J'hilip Lownsdale was born October i. 1883. 
rV. — Edgar LowMisdale was born October 28. 1886. 
]'ll. — Oscar Ellsworth Lownsdale was born September 25, 

1888. 
['///. — Henrv Arthur Lcnvnsdale was born September 2}^, 

1891. 
/A', — Sarah Catlierine Lownsdale was born November 14, 

1893- 

8. Lucinda Frances Steen. the eighth child of John C. Steen 
and the third by his second wife. Angeline' B. Steen, was 
born near Washington. Lidiana, December 26. 1859, and 
died unmarried in Camjjbell. Missouri. January 18. 1890, in 
the thirt\-first year of her age. 

9. Melissa May Steen. the ninth child of John C. Steen, and 
the fourth by his second wife, Angeline R. Steen. was born 
near Wasnington, Daviess County, Lidiana. August 16. 1862. 
She w-as married in Campbell, M'issouri, vSeptember 5. 1883. 
to John Ezra Ricks, he having been born in Daviess County. 
Indiana. September 24, 1861. To them were born six chil- 
dren. Residence. Canipl)ell. Alissouri. 

/. — Ph(cbe Gertruvle Ricks was Ix^rn in Campl)ell. ^Lssouri. 
July 12. 1884. 

//. — Henry FTooker Ricks was born February 12. 1886. 
///. — Thomas Otto Rick^ was l)orn ( )ctober 28. 1887, and 
died June 12. 1S89. 

IV . — Millie Agnes Ricks was born January 22, 1890. 
V. — Claude Earl R'cks was born October 20, 1891. 




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DESCENDANTS OF JAMKS STEEN. 1 99 

/ 7. — Ora Redman Ricks was born in Campbell, ^Missouri, 
May 16, 189-5. 

10. William Sherman Steen, the tenth child of John C. Steen, 
but the fifth by his second wife, Angeline B. Steen, was born 
near Washington, Daviess County, Indiana, July 31, 1864, 
and died unmarried, near Olendale, Indiana, January 18, 
1890, aged 25 years, 5 months and t8 days. 

]i. Henry Wylie Steen, the eleventh child of John C. Steen, 
and the sixth by his second wife, Angeline B. Steen, was 
born near Washington, Daviess County, Indiana, January 
23, 1867. and brought up on his father's farm. In 1887 
he entered the Normal College at Mitchell, Indiana, and in 
1888 the Cumberland University, at Lebanon, Tennessee, 
where he continued two years. He was ordained to the 
ministry of the Gospel by the Presbytery of Morgan, of the 
Cimiberland Presbyterian Church, at Huntingsburgh, 
Dubois County, Indiana, April 11, 1891, and had charge of 
the EUettsville and Harrodsburgh congregations from 
April, 1890. to August. 1894. when he removed to Franklin. 
Indiana, and took charge of the Shiloh Cumberland Presby- 
terian Church, near Franklin, while he prosecuted his studies 
in Franklin College. Since 1897 he has been pastor at Car- 
roll, Indiana, and Stated Clerk of the Presbytery. Rev. 
Henr}' W. Steen was married at EUettsville, Monroe County, 
Indiana, August i, 1894, to Eora May Benzel, she having 
been born April 15, 1875. To them was born one child. 
/. — Wylie Frederick Steen, son of Rev. Henry W. and Lora 
M. Steen, was born in Franklin, Indiana, April i, 1896. 

V. — Thomas lefiferson Steen, the fifth child and third son of 



and Sarah Steen (a brother of Gol. Gideon Steen and John 
Campbell Steen, and a grandson of the James Steen who came 
from Ireland and was killed in battle at King's Mountain, South 
Carolina, October 7, 1780,) was born in Union District, South 
Carolina, August 31, 1812. He removed to Chickasaw 
County, Mississippi, in 1852, where he died January 14, 1886, 
in the 74th year of his age. He was married in Union District. 
South Carolina. July 31. 1832, to Eleanor Cunningham. To 
them were born seven children, all in Union District, South 
Carolina. 



200 BTOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

1. James iriarvey Steen, the eldest son of Thomas J. and 
Eleanor C. Steen, was born July 17, 1833. and died Septem- 
ber 15, 1834. 

2. Mary Jane Steen, the second child and eldest daughter of 
Thomas J. and Eleanor C. Steen, was born December 25, 

1834, and died February 25, 1857, aged 22 years and 2 
months. She was married in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, 
January 3, 1856, to Benjamin Francis Mcintosh, he having 
been born about 1831, and was killed in Georgia during the 
Civil War. To them was born one child, as follows: 

/. — John Mcintosh was born February 7, 1857, and died 
September 27, 1857, aged 7 months and 20 days. 

3. John Cunningham Steen, the third child and second son of 
Thomas J. and Eleanor C. Steen, was born March 20, 1836, 
and di»d September 26, 1855, aged 19 years, 6 months and 
6 days. 

4. \\'illiam Thomas vSteen, the fourth child and third son of 
Thomas Jefferson and Eleanor Cunningham Steen, was born 
February 4, 1838. He has followed the occupation of a 
farmer and miller, and resided for many years with his family 
near Houlka, Chickasaw County, Mississij^pi. He was mar- 
ried in Chickasaw County, Mississippi. October 7, 1858, to 
EHzabeth Frances Craig, she having been born December 14, 

1835. The whole family are devout Christians and earnest 
Presbyterians. Residence, near Houlka, Mississippi. To 
William T. and Elizabeth F. Steen were born iive children, as 
follows : 

/. — Mary Catherine Steen, the eldest daughter of William T 
and Elizabeth F. Steen, was born in Houlka, Chickasaw 
County, Mississippi. October 10, i860, and still resides 
with her parents. 

II . — George Howe Steen, the second child and eldest son of 
William T. and Elizabeth F. Steen, was born in Houlka, 
Ciiickasaw County, Mississippi, August 10, 1864, and was 
graduated from the Southwestern University at Clarks- 
ville, Tennessee, in 1887. He also completed the divinity 
course in .the same University in .1887. He was licensed 
to preach the Gospel by the Presbytery of Chickasaw, 
August 5, 1887, and ordained to the full work of the min- 
istry in the Southern Presbyterian Church by the Presby- 




Rivv. George H. Steen, D.D. 



DJSSCENDANTS OF JA?,ri;5 STKKX. 203 

ttry of Tombeckl^ee, and installed ])ast()r of the (Jkolona 
Church October 20, 1887. In connection with this charge 
he acted as stated supply of the West Point and Buena 
A'ista Churches from 1887 to 1889. From 1889 to 1892 he 
was statetl supply at Tupelo, I'nity and Providence 
Chtu'ches ; from 1892 to 1893 of the Church of Aberdeen. 
Mississippi; from 1893 to 1894 of the church of Arkadcl- 
phia. Arkansas. In 1894 he became pastor of the church 
at Pontotoc. Mississippi, where he continued one year, and 
then accepted a call to the pastorate of the church at 
Marion, Alabama, where he remained from 1896 to 1899 
In 1893 he also served as an evangelist for the Synod of 
Memphis, and in 1899 was chosen evangelist for the Pres- 
bytery of South Alaijama. He was called to the Presby- 
terian Church in Longview, Texas, in 1899, where he now 
resides. In 1900 Rutherford College, North Carolina, 
gave him the degree of Doctor of Divinity. Rev. George 
PL Steen was married by the Rev. S. C. Caldwell, in Mem- 
phis. Tennessee. October 25, 1887, to Carrie Pjrown Hunt, 
a daughter of William H. and Annie P). Hunt, she having 
been born in Grenada. Mississippi, June 8, 1863. To them 
were Iwrn five children, as follows. Residence, Long- 
view, Texas. 
/. Carrie Brown Steen was born near Houlka, Mississippi. 

October 18, 1888. 
2. George Waddell Steen was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, 

January 4, 1891. 
5. Annie France? Steen was born in Pontotoc, Mississippi, 

June 12, 1893. 
^. William Hunt Steen was born in Marion, Alabama. 

June 13, 1896 
5. Marv Evelyn Steen was born in ISIarion. Alabama, 

December 8. 1898. 
///. — James Xeely Steen, the third child and second son of 
William T. and Elizabeth F. Steen, was born near Houlka, 
Chickasaw County, Mississippi, July 14, i866, and died 
August 28, 1866. aged i month and 14 days. 

IV . — Xinnie Belle Steen. the fourth child and second daugh- 
ter of William T. and Elizabeth F. Steen, was born near 
Houlka. Chickasaw County, Mississippi. January 7. 1868 



204 !:i()C.K.\r'in" of thi; stficx family.- 

and hroui^ht up in ihc home of her parents. Residence. 
Ilonlka. Mississi])pi. 
/ '. — Eleanor I'ulchcria Steen, the fifth and youngest child of 
Williani T. and Rlizabeth F. Steen. was born near Houlka, 
Chickasaw County. Mississippi, October 6, 1875. She still 
resides with her parents at Houlka, Mississippi. 

5. George Howe vSleen, the fifth child and fourth son of 
'I'homas JetYcrson and Eleanor Cunningham Steen, was born 
in Union District, v^outh Carolina, December 29, 1839, and 
brought up in his fatlier's family. He was never married. 
He joined the Confederate Army and was fatally wounded 
in the second battle of Manassas Junction, \'irginia, August 
28, 1862, from the etTects of which he died the next day. aged 
22 \ ears and 8 months. 

6 Ann Catherine Steen. the sixth child and second daughter of 
Thomas Jefiferson and Eleanor Cunningham Steen, was born 
in I'nion District, South Carolina. Jul}- 7. 1842, and died in 
Chickasaw Coimt}', Mississippi. July 7, 1892, aged 50 years. 
She A\as married in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, April 
lo, 1866, to Roberr Bankhead Marion, he having been born 
January 26, 'iS^S?- I'o them were born twelve children. 
Residence, Houlka, Mississippi. 

/. — Mary Jane ^Marion was born in Chickasaw County, Mis- 
sissippi, July 2, 1867, and was married December 9, 1885, 
to Robert Martin Hulsell, by whom she had two children. 

1. Annie Tarethea Hulsell was born September 25, 1886. 

2. India Rlma Hulsell was born December i, 1889. 

If. — Hatlie .\lenia Marion, the second daughter of Robert B. 
and Artn C. Steen Marion, was born in Chickasaw County, 
Mississippi, June 29, 1868, and was married November 30, 
1887, to William Hance Harris. 

/// — E'rances Rosella ^Marion was born October 25, 1869. 
and died August 20, 1884. 

//'. — Xeely Howe Marion, the fourth child and eldest son 
of Robert 15. and .\nn C. Steen Marion, was born Febru- 
ary 13, 1871. 

V. — Mattie Lulu Marion was born .\pril 8, 1872. 

n. — Thomas Bankhead Marion was born October 11, 1873. 

I'll. — James W^est Ma.rion was born Februarv 19, 1875. 



DESCENDANTS OF l.SMKS STEEN. 205 

J'lII — Xannie Kate Marion was horn June 11, 1876, and 

died February 15, 1878. 
IX. — Maggie Alberta Marion was l)orn }\iarch 15. 1878. 
A'. — William Robert Marion was born December 23, 1879. 
XI. — Bessie Lee Marion was born September J5, 1881. 
A7/. — John Cunningham ^Marion was born October 21, 1883. 

and died August 20, 1884. aged g montlis and 29 days. 
7. Amanda Harriet Steen, the seventh child and third daughter 
of Thomas Jefiferson and Eleanor Cunningham Steen, was 
born in Union District, South Carolina, August 28, 1845. 
She was married in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, Decem- 
l)er 22, 1869, to Francis I'aylor Marion, he having been born 
November 9, 1846. To them were born twelve children, and 
all who lived to maturity professed their faith in Christ and 
imited with the Presbyterian Church. Residence, Houlka, 
Chickasaw County. Mississippi. 
/. — Ida Ann Marion was born October 9, 1870, and died 

October 19, 1886, aged 16 years and 10 days. 
//. — Alary Melvina Mirion w-as born December 11, 1871. 
///. — Thomas David Marion was born Marcli 19, 1873. 
n\ — Janet Eugenia Marion was born September 4, 1874. 
■ V. — William Patrick Clarion was born February 16. 1876. 
/'/. — James Harvey Marion was born December 21, 1877. 
F//. — John Alexander Marion was born August 26. 1879. 
VIII. — George McXeely A'larion was born January 18, 1881. 
IX. — Robert Newton Marion was born December 6, 1882. 
A'. — Nellie Rose Marion was born January 2, 1885. 
AV. — Caroline Frances Marion was l)orn April 7. 1887. 
XH. — Edward Snuth Marion was born SejDtember 24. 1888. 

Y\. — Eleanor Steen, the sixth child and third daughter of 

and Sarah Steen. (a full sister of Col. Gideon Steen, and a 
granddaughter of the James Steen who came from Ireland, 
located in South Carolina, and was killed in the battle of King's 
^Mountain,) was born near Santuck, Union District, South 
Carolina, October 8, 181a, and died in her vouth. unmarried. 



2o6 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STKEN .FAMILY. 

\/Il. ianu's William Stcci, the seventh .child and fourth son of 

,ni(l Sarah vStevn (and a i^randson -of the James vSteen who 

came from Ireland, located in South ;C4rolina. and was killed 
in the battle of l\inL;'s Mountain,* was born near Santuck, 
I'mon District, South Carolina, October 2. 1816. He was 
never married. He joined the Tnited States Army at Hie 
time of the war with Mexico. He was wounded in the battle 
at the capture of the Citv of Mexico, from the effects of which 
he died, October 10, 1847, aR^f' 3^ years and 8 days. 



CHAPTER HI. 



[anies Steen (a son 01 the James Steen ( ?) who was born 
in Countv .Vntrim, Ireland, came to America, and finally located 
in Cnion District, South Carolina, was killed in the Revolutionary 
War at :he baitle of Kind's Mountain, October 7, 1780.) was born 
in I'nion District, South Carolina ( ^'), and settled ]iermanently 
in Chesterfield District, South Carc/lma. He was a prosperous 
fainier, and his descendants were a race of tlirifty farmers. He 
was married to Jane Graham, by wIkuu he had at least two sons 
— ThiMuas Steen and Klisha Steen. And one great-g^randdaugh- 
ter writes that in addiirion to these he had three others, named 
William Steen. John Green Steen, and Susan Steen — all born in 
Chesteiiielfl District, South Carolina. Of these children of 
James a.nd |ane (^iraiiam Steen we have the following record: 

I. — Thomas vSteen \\as born in Ireland, or in Chesterfield T^istrict, 
South Carolina ( ?). and died in 1830. Jle was married to 
Elizal)eth llolliheld, a daughti-r of Jacob Hollifield, by whom 
he had five rhildrcn, as follows: 

1. Mar\- vSteen, whe) \\ as niarri(Ml to a .Mr. Jo])lin. 

2. Hllery vSteen. 

3. James Steen. 

4. Wilson vSteen, whc^. served in tlie Confederate Army, resided 
at Tiller's Ferry, Kershaw Countw South Carolina, for many 
\'ea;s, an.d died in i8()7. He was married and brought U]) a 
faniih of sexeral children. 



DESCiiXDANTS OV JAMKS STJ^EX. 207 

I. — Henry v'^teen, the eldest son of Wilson Steen, was born 
in 1841, was a Confederate soldier in the Civil War under 
Captain Lucas, :n the Seventh South Carolina Ijattalion 
Infantr}'. lie was with the arm\- (Gen. Joseph E. Jolin- 
ston, commanding-,) at the surrender near Greensboro, 
North Carolina. He attended the general reunion of 
Confederate soUhers in Charleston, South Carolina, in 
A-lay, 1899; met his old Captain Lucas and Lieutenant 
Gurdini there, and "had a glorious time."" Henrv Steen 
was married and has brought up a family of eight children. 
Residence. Xewman, Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 

/. Randolph Steen, who was married to . 

2. Jesse Steen, who was married to . 

J. Emma Steen. 
4. Elias Steen. 
5 L"na Steen. 

6. Joseph Steen. 

7. W'^illiam Steen. 

8. Aluldrow vSteen. 

5. Joseph Steen, the fifth child and lourth son of Thomas Steen 
and Elizabeth Holliheld Steen, was born in Chesterfield 
District, South Carolina, about 1813, and died suddenlv of 
heart disease July 21, 1861. He was married alwut 1841 to 
Elizabeth Ann Taylor, •-he having been born in Anson 
County, Xorth Carolina, September 13, 1824. Residence, 
McCaskill, Chesterfielrl County, South Carolina. To Joseph 
and Elizalieth A. Steen were born the following children: 
/. — Sarah Elizabeth Steen was born in Chesterfield District, 
South Carolina. April 18. 1844. She was married to 
Robert Lee. Taylor, he having l^een born in Chesterfield 
District, South Carolina. .August 28. 1836. To Robert L. 
and Sarah E. Steen Taylor were born nine children, as fol- 
lows. Residence, Colbert, Indian Territory. 
I. Daniel Smile}' Taxdor was born March 18, 1867. 
2 Robert Ady Lee Taylor was born .Xovember 1 i, 1870. 
;?. William DufTey Taylor was !)orn February 26, 1873. 

4. John H. Taylor— 

5. James Lenjamin Taylor — 

twin children, were born .\])ril 1. 1875. 



2o8 i;iocu-\i'nv (ji' Tin-: srKiiN famila-. 

6. I'eter Taylor was born November 2S, 1877. 

7. Minnie I.enora Taylor was born December 25, il 

8. Fannie Belle Taylor was born January 20, 1883. 
p. Thomas Jefferson Taylor was born October, 1891. 

// — William Thomas Steen, the second child and eldest son 
of Joseph and Elizabeth A. vSteen, was born in Chesterfield 
District, South Carolina, September 28. 1845. He was 
married in Anson County. Xorih Carolina, May 28. 1868. 
to Eliza E. Musk. s.he having- been born November 16. 
J 848. and died December 9, 1877, aged 29 years and 25 
days. To rhern were born four children. William 
Thomas Steen was married a second time. May 8, 1879, to 
Margaret Catherine Hendrix. To them were born four 
children. Residence, Gift, Alcorn County, Mississippi. 
J.— William John 'Washington Steen. son of William T. 

and Eliza E. Steen. was born December 30, 1870. 
2. Susan Levisa Steen, daughter of William T. and Eliza 

F. Steen, was born October ii, 1872. 
J. Marv Elizabeth vSteen, daughter of William T. and 

Eliza F, Steen, was born . 

4. Joseph Thomas Edmund Steen, son of William T. and 
Eiiza F. Steen., was born February 21, 1875. 

5. James Clay Sanford Steen, son of William Thomas and 
Margaret Catherine Steen, was born November 23, 
1880. 

6. Samuel Jefferson IJendri.x Steen, son of William T. 
and Margaret C. Steen, was born April 5. 1886. 

7. Shelle\ May Slcen, daughter of William T. and Mar- 
garet C. Steen, was born March ]8. 1888. 

8. Emma Catherine Lillian Steen, daughter of William 
Thomas and Margaret Catherine Steen, was born Sep- 
tember 25. 1890. 

///. — Eouisa Jane Steen, ilie third child and second daughter 
of Joseph and Elizabeth A. Steen, was born in Chestor- 

' field District, South Carolina, in 1847. ^^''^ ^^'^■'^ married 
to William liigh. of North Carolina. Residence, near 
Jefferson Post-office, Chesterfield County, South Caroli?ia. 



DESCENDANTS OF JAATES STEEN. 200 

IV. — James Washington Steen, the fourth child and second 
son of Joseph and Elizabeth A. Steen, was born in Ches- 
terfield District, South Carolina. November 28, 1848. He 
was married in Union Coimty, North Carolina, December 
9, 1866, to Nancy Elvina Kiker, she having been born in 
Union County, North Carolina. November 18, 1848. To 
them were born four children. Residence, Elmwood, 
North Carolina. 

1. Mary J. V. Steen, the eldest daughter of James W. 
and Nancy E. Steen, was born October 30, 1867. She 
was married April 12, 1885, to Moses Waller, by whom, 
she had One child. 

a. Darwood T. Waller was born March 17, 1890. 

2. Susan Cora Steen, the second daughter of James W. 
and Nancy E. Steen, was born January 5, 1869. 

5. Selone L. Steen, the third daughter of James W. and 
Nancy E. Steen, was born February 7, 1870. She was 
married May 27, 1888, to J. E. Wilhelm, by whom she 
had one child. 
a. Horace C. Wilhelm was born August 15, 1890. 

4. Margaret Elvina Steen, the fourth daughter of Tames 
W. and Nancy E. Steen, was born January 19. 1874. 

V. — Mary Frances Steen, the fifth child and third daughter 
of Joseph and Elizabeth A. Steen, was born in Chester- 
field District, South Carolina, March 5, 1849. ^^'^^ ^^'^^ 
married in Alcorn County, Mississippi, October 20, 1876, 
to Gen. Taylor Smith, he having been born in Desoto, 
Mississippi, February 16, 1850. To them were born six 
children, as follows. Residence, Gift, Alcorn County, 
Mississippi. 

1. Joseph Edmund Smith was born January 16, 1877. 

2. Sarah Ann Onia Smith was born October 11. 1879. 

5. William Thomas Smith was l)orn September 14, 1881. 

4. Susan Jennette Smith was born January 27, 1883. 

5. Jesse Sanford ^mitl"! was born February 7, 1885. 

6. Ernest Cleveland Smith was born August 16, 1890. 

VI. — Edmund Daniel Steen, the sixth child and third son of 
Joseph and Elizabeth A. Steen, was born in Chesterfield 
District, South Carolina, in 1852. He was married and 
(14) 



2IO BIOGRAPHY OF THIC STKEN FAMILY. 

removed to Texas — a farmer. Residence, near Denison, 
Texas. 

VIJ . — Susan Adeline Steen, tiie seventh child and fourth 
daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth A. Steen, was born in 
Chesterfield District, South Carolina, November 4, 1855. 
She was married April 17, 1872, to William Chapman 
Stanley, by whom she had seven children. Residence, 
Mt. Croghan, Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 

VI IL — Laura Ellen Steen, the eighth child and fifth daughter 
of Joseph and Elizabeth A. Steen, was born in Anson 
County, North Carolina, February 3, 1857. She was mar- 
ried by the Rev. W. H. Moore, in Chesterfield County, 
South Carolina, November 16, 1882, to Augustus Sullivan 
— a farmer — he having been born in Chesterfield Dis- 
trict, South Carolina, February 12, 1853. [Previous to 
1868 all the divisions in South Carolina were called "Dis- 
tricts," but since that date the name of "Counties" has 
been given them, as in other States.] To Augustus and 
Laura Ellen Steen Sullivan was born one child. Resi- 
dence, near McCaskill, Chesterfield County, South Caro- 
lina. 

J. Leonidas Charles Sullivan was born in Chesterfield 
County, South Carolina, June 26, 1887. 

IX. — Emeline Amanda Steen, the ninth child and sixth 
daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth A. Steen, was born in 
1859. She was married to Zach Beecham. Residence, 
Oak Forest. Iredell County, North Carolina. The fol- 
lowing members of the Steen family resi<le at Mt. Cro- 
ghan, Chesterfield County, South Carolina: William 
Steen, Jackson Steen, Nancy Gibson, Polly Jordan, and 
John Steen. 

IL — Elisha Steen, a son of the James Steen who lived in Chester- 
field District, South Carolina, and possibly a grandson of the 
James Steen that was killed in the battle of King's Mountain 
during the Revolutionary War(?), was born in Chesterfield 
District, South Carolina. 



BOOK THREE, 




DESCENDANTS OF WIELIAM STEEN. 

William Steen was born in Ireland about 1738, came to the 
British Colonies in America, and after a time located in Union 
District, South Carolina. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary 
War, and was wounded in the battle of King's Mountain, Octo- 
ber 7, 1780. He was married about 1772 to Nancy Lusk, and 
brought up a family of eleven children in Union District, South 
Carolina. 



William Steen was born in Ireland and came to the British 
Colonies in America near the middle of the eighteenth century, 
and eventually located in South Carolina, near the Great Broad 
River. He was a farmer by occupation, a soldier in the Revolu- 
tionary War, and was wounded and taken prisoner in the battle 
of King's Mountain, October 7, 1780. He was soon afterwards 
rescued from the British by a band of American soldiers, among 
whom was Jacob Neely, whose granddaughter, Margaret Ann 
Neely, afterwards mariied his grandson, Carroll Jeffries Steen, in 
Rankin County, Mississippi. The following report was sent to 
the writer by one of his descendants. When William Steen was 
Avounded, his wife and three children were in a fort for safety, 
sixty miles away. One of the children had just died, and at tliat 
time lav a corpse. As soon as Mrs. Steen heard of the calamity 
('211 ) 



212 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STlvHN FAMILY. 

she procured a horse, and leaving her dead child with her friends, 
proceeded at once in great haste to her husband. It was late in 
the afternoon, and she had to travel all alone along the dreary 
road that sad and gloomy night, and did not reach his side till 
after daylight the next morning. This brave and heroic act 
shines in the family until this day as characteristic of them. They 
arc not only politically but religiously enthusiastic and patriotic. 
Mrs. Steen was a very energetic and intelligent woman, and lived 
to be eighty-eight years of age. She used to relate to her grand- 
children many interesting accounts of the trials and hardships of 
those early struggles and conflicts during the Revolutionary War. 
One of her grandchildren writes: "She was as true a Christian 
as the world affords." Several years after the close of the Revo- 
lutionary War William Steen started to remove with his family 
from South Carolina to Mississippi, stopping for a time in Car- 
roll County, Tennessee, where he was taken sick and died. Not 
long after his death his wife and all her children, except three, 
resimied their journey and went on to Lawrence County, Missis- 
sippi, where they afterwards resided. After their father's death 
John Steen returned to South Carolina, Sarah Steen married 
Thompson Eiiochs and remahied in Tennessee, and Jane Steen 
married Levi Noble and removed to Texas. Five of the children 
of William Steen were among the early settlers and influential 
citizens of Rankin County, Mississippi. All were farmers, and 
brought up large families. One son located in Holmes County,. 
Mississippi, and another near Hazlehurst. Copiah County, Mis- 
sissippi. This large family of William Steen has left a numerous 
posterity. One of the grandsons writes concerning his own 
family as follows: "We have ten children, and thirty-seven 
grandchildren. My father had cousins in Alabama. There is a 
large number of Steens in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, and a 
number of Steens were in Knox County, Indiana, fifty years ago. 
cousins to my father. I think it would l)e a difYicult task to count 
the descendants of the original Steens who came into this coimtry 
from Ireland, i am almost inclined to think that they are like 
the descendants of Abraliam for multitude. They are also 
remarkable for strong constitutions. I have never beard of a 
consumptive or dyspeptic one. I think we should justly be proud 
of the name of Steen. I have never known one who failed to pav 
his honest debts. They are remarkable for reverence, hospitality, 
charitv, and industry; and among this large number I have never 



DESCENDANTS OE WILLIAM STEEN. 213 

known or heard a breath of suspicion in regard to their moral 
character." 

Captain Isaac V. Enochs, of Terry, Mississippi, another 
grandson of William Sceen, in 1893, wrote as follows: "I have 
some reputation for an extraordinary memory. I certainly fee! 
surprised at the distinctness with which memory photographs my 
old grandmother, as she and my mother coddled together over 
their domestic work, and grandmother, with her quaint Gaelic 
expressions and brogue, recounted to my mother the history 
that I now see reached back into the centuries. I can even see 
myself as I lay around w'lth my heels up and drank down the 
curiosity — feeling such stimulating draughts — as she told of 
the Trans-Atlantic history of her old uncles, and great-uncles and 
aunts. As I remember, the Steens and Lusks were pure Orange 
Irish and Presbyterians, while their English cousins, the Hayes, 
were Welsh. My Grandfather Steen was wealthy when he was 
married. I have often seen a little unique trunk, or strong box, 
covered with ox hide, holding something over a gallon, which he 
placed in his wife's keeping, filled with English guineas, but the 
old stronghold impressed my young imagination with the 'what 
might have been.' When the Revolutionary War had closed, 
and grandpa was dead, his property was reduced to the owner- 
ship of one negro woman 'Milly,' which grandfather had pur- 
chased in my mother's name, the evening .after he had accidentally 
clipped ofT the fingers of her right hand with a broad-axe. And 
just here hangs an example of Irish generosity, in this, that this 
woman and her progeny were passed back into the estate. Thus 
it happened that the mmiber of her children corresponded with 
the number of grandma's children, so that each had a negro to 
begin life with., and they all, except Uncle Thompson and Aunt 
Sallie Enochs, afterwards became thrifty slave-owners. A his- 
tory of the Steens without their connection with the Enochs would 
be like a three-wheeled wagon. The old families were related 
through the Hays, or Hayes. I am not sure about the orthogra- 
phy. My Grandmother Steen's mother w-as a Hays. My Grand- 
mother Enochs' mother was a Hays, she and grandfather being 
related, I don't know how, through the Hays. It is the General 
Jackson Hays. Gen. Harry Hays, of New Orleans, and his still 
more celebrated brother, Jack Hays, who killed on the 
streets of San Francisco its then marshal, were grandsons of my 
grandmother's brother. This was the connecting link between 



214 



BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY 



the old Steens and Enochs, or Enos, as it was in old German, or 
more recent English history. My great-grandfather, Enoch 
Gabriel Enos, was a round-headed Welshman, and a follower of 
Cromwell. He made himself too conspicuous — a w-ell-known 
family trait. And right here let me compare the distinguishing 
characteristics of the connecting families. The Enochs are will- 
ful, aggressive, while the Steens are won'tful, cautiously stubborn 
It has been said of your correspondent that he has all the aggres- 
siveness of the Enochs and the stubbornness of the Steens, minus 
their caution. In the decapitation of Charles II., and after the 
fall of his great leader, ray grandfather, Gabriel Enochs, smuggled 
his way with the Hays (who were British sailors) across the 
Atlantic and hid himself away in the mountains of Southwest 
Virginia and North Carolina till the Revolutionary War was well 
under way. My grandfather and grandmother Steen came from 
Ireland, and lived near the line of North and South Carolina. 
Thither my great-grandfather went when he dared, and the two 
related families were raised up together. And when the young 
Stale of Tennessee began to come mto notice, both families 
migrated thither, except the eldest son of each, and were raised 
up in the shadow of the Hermitage, each feeling proud of the 
blood of its hero and central figure. I remember with zest the 
accounts my father and uncles used to give of their fun with the 
Crocketts, and the pride they had in the denouement of the only 
break that ever existed in a lifelong relation between the Crock- 
etts and our family There were so many more of our folks than 
of the Crocketts, the whole trouble was to be settled by Uncle 
Thompson Enochs and David Crockett knocking it out in a 
single fight ; but when 'Bill' Crockett saw that Uncle Thompson 
was getting the best of it, he brought on an additional scrimmage 
with my father . Of course, they used to teU us the Crocketts got 
the worst of it. I have never heard the Crockett version of the 
affair. This I know, however, that the old men shed sincere tears 
when David Crockett fell at the Alamo. When grandpa had 
been gone to the war nearly two years, getting a furlough to 
return, he was shot through the body when within two miles of 
home. The Tory neighbors, knowing the sorrow that was 
already m that home, placed him upon a litter and took him to his 
already distressed family. Tolly' was dead and laid upon the 
cooling board. 'Can a mother forget her offspring?' I have 
heard grandmother say: 'Yes, when I saw the greater sorrow, it 



DEISCKNDANTS OF WILLIAM STLEN. 215 

was now 4 P.M. — I caught up Polly's body and laid it upon a 
clothes shelf in the back room. The next morning, at 9 o'clock, 
I \vanted clothes that were upon that shelf, and found my dead 
child that 1 had forgotten till then.' Grandpa survived the 
wounds, but was never well. Grandma kept as a memento — 
and I have seen the red bandanna kerchief that she and her Tory 
neighbors, without a doctor, drew through his body, in accord- 
ance with the vulgar idea of the surgery of that period. Silas 
Steen, the youngest son. died in 1857, aged about 56 years, which 
would indicate that grandpa lived into the present century." 
Captain Enochs concludes a communication of many pages as 
follows: ''One more morsel I will give you in pride, and I can 
say just pride. Five weeks ago 1 spent a Sunday and night with 
my afflicted double cousin, Carroll J. Steen, who has recently 
lost the wife of his youth. 'Cousin Isaac,' said he, 'I regard our 
family, taken as a whole, as a wonder. You and T can trace them 
over a century, count them b)- name by the hundreds, and yet 
not one of them ever came in contact with the laws of his country 
for a mean thing. No woman ever failed to make a good wife, 
and not a breath of suspicion ever marred her good name; and 
while none have reached extraordinary wealth, all have been good 
livers.' But you are tired ; so is my hand. 

"Terry, Mississippi. Isaac V. Enochs." 

William Steen was married in South Carolina, near the Great 
Broad River, about 1772, 10 Nancy Lusk, she having been born 
in Ireland and died in Mississippi. To them were born eleven 
children, all born and brought up in South Carolina. Their 
names were: John, Mary, called "Polly"; James, Sarah, called 
"Sally"; Nathaniel,, Elias, Robert, William, Mary (2d), called 
''Polly" ; Jane, and Silas. 



CHAPTER I. 



John Steen, the eldest son of William and Nancy Lusk Steen^ 
was born in South Carolina, near the Great Broad River, about 
1774. He was an industrious and prosperous farmer, and made 
his home in South Carolina until his death. He was married in 



2l6 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

South Carolina to a Miss Jeffries, who came from Virginia into 
that State. They were the parents of eight children, two sons 
and six daughters, as follows: 

I — William Steen, a son of the John Steen who married a Miss 
Jeffries, was born in South Carolina, and brought up on his 
father's farm. He was married to a Miss Lusk, a kinsgirl, and 
a protege of his father. They removed to Mississippi, where 
they brought up their family. At Hie time of his death, in 
i86o, or 1 86 1, he was a wealthy cotton planter in La Fayette 
County, Mississippi. One of his daughters married Dr. 
Wright, who died in Water Valley, Mississippi, in 1893, said to 
have been the wealthiest man in North Mississippi. In 1893 
Dr. Wright had three sons, two of whom were in Birmingham, 
Alabama, where he had large investments, and one daughter in 
school. 

II. — Eliza Steen, a daughter of John Steen who married a Miss 
Jeffries, was born in South Carolina and brought up in her 
father's home. She was married to Archibald Stratton, who 
drowned himself — family taint of insanity. 

III. — Dorcas Steen, a daughter of John Steen who married a 
Miss Jeffries, was born in South Carolina. She was married to 
a Mr. Dean, and removed to Texas. 

IV, — Sarah Steen, a daughter of John Steen who married Miss 
Jeffries, was born in South Carolina, in 1819. She was married 
'O a Mr. Pearce, and lives in Rankin County, Mississippi 
They have two sons, who are thrifty men. 

V. — Lucretia Steen, a daughter of John Steen who married Miss 
Jeffries, was born in South CaroHna. She was married to a 
Mr. Harrison, and lives in Texas. 

VT. — Cyrena Steen, a daughter of John Steen who married Miss 
Jeffries, was born in South Carolina. She was married to a 
Mr. Dear, and lives in Texas. 

VII. — Mary Ann Steen, called "Polly," a daughter of John Steen 
who married Miss Jeffries, was born in South Carolina. She 
was married to a Mr. Lane, and has two children living in 
Texas. 

1 . Steen Lane. 

2. Merritt Lane. 



DESCENDANTS OE WILLIAM STEEN. 2I7 

VIII. — John Vance Steen, the eighth and youngest child of John 
Steen who married Miss Jeffries, and a grandson of Wilham 
and Nancy Lusk Steen, was born near the Great Broad River, 
in South Carolina, April 29, 181 1. He was a moderately suc- 
cessful merchant for fifty-five years, and afterwards retired to 
his small farm. He was a devoted Chri.stian and member of 
the Baptist Church. He wrote his family history in i8gi. 
John V. Steen was married in Greensboro, Mississippi, August 

23, 1843, to Elizabeth , and brought up a family of 

children, whom he has educated and taught to succeed. 

1. Lorenzo Asa Steen, the eldest son of John Vance and Eliza- 
beth Steen, was born in Greensboro, Mississippi, January 29, 
1 85 1, and died February 26, 1863, aged 12 years. 

2. John Vance Steen, Jr., ♦^he second son of John Vance and 
Elizabeth Steen, was born in Greensboro, Mississippi, Febru- 
ary 6, 1853. 

3. Inez Loraine Steen, the third child and eldest daughter of 
John V. and Elizabeth Steen, was born in Greensboro, Mis- 
sissippi, May 28. 1855, and died November 20, 1855. 

4. Clarence Vance Steen, the fourth child and third son of 
John V. and Elizabeth Steen, was born in Greensboro, Mis- 
sissippi, September 23, 1856, and died May 11, 1875, in the 
19th year of his age. 

5. Loraine Heman Steen, the fifth child and fourth son of John 
V. and Elizabeth Steen, was born in Greensboro, Mississippi, 
April 29, 1862. 

6. Eoline Magnolia Steen, die sixth child and second daughter 
of John Vance and Elizabeth 'Steen, was born in Greensboro, 
Mississippi, November 20, 1864, and died September 22, 



CHAPTER II. 



Mary Steen, called "Polly," tlie second child and eldest 
daughter of William and Nancy Lusk Steen, was born in South 
Carolina, near the Great Broad River, about 1776, and died 
about 1778, during the Revolutionary War, when her father was 
verv severelv wounded. 



2l8 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEtN FAMILY. 

CHAPTER TIL 



James Steen, the third child and second son of WiUiam and 
Nancy Lvisk Steen, was l)orn near the Great Broad River, in 
Union District. South Carohna, October 29, 1781. He was mar- 
ried February 5, 1809, to Sarah ColHns, she having been born 
November i, 1788. About 1814 they removed to Mississippi, and 
were among the first settlers in Lawrence County, where they 
brought up their lamily and acquired considerable property. It 
is said that when he died, m 1843 or 1844, James Steen w^as the 
largest slave-owner in his county. To James and Sarah ,Steen 
w'ere born eleven children, as follows: 

I. — Melissa Steen, the eldest daughter of James and Sarah Steen, 
was born in Union District, South Carolina, March 22, 18 10. 
She was married in Lawrence County, Mississippi, to Samuel 
Prestridge, and brought up a family. 

I. Major James Prestridge, of Memphis, Tennessee, is one of 
their children. 

11. — Necysia Steen, the second daughter of James and Sarah 
Steen, w^as born in Union District, South Carolina, October 

II, 181 1. She was married in Lawrence County, Mississippi, 
to Fleet Cooper. 

III. — Perimela Steen, the third daughter of James and Sarah 
Steen, was born in Union District, South Carolina, August 13, 
1813. She was married in Lawrence County, Mississippi, first 
to G. C. Maxwell, and again to William Brewer. 

IV. — Cynthia Steen, the fourth daughter of James and Sarah 
Steen, was born in Lawrence County, Mississippi, February 5, 
t8i6. She was married first to D. D. Cummings, and a second 
rime 10 T. W. Wilson. 

V . — Miles Charles Steen, the fiftli child and eldest son of James 
and Sarah Steen, was born in Lawrence County, Mississippi, 
October 7, 1817. He was married about 1839 ^^ Louvice 
Prestridge, to whom were born three children. She died in 
1844. He was married a second time to a Miss Johnson, to 
whom were born also three children. Miles C. Steen died in 
Arkansas in 1861. He was the father of six children, as fol- 
lows : 



DESCENDANTS OE WII,LIAM. STEEN. 2 1.0 

1. Melvina Steen, daughier of M. C. and L. P. Steen, was born 
about 1840, and died. 

2. Infant son of M. C. and L. P. Steen was born about 1841, 
and died. 

3 James Steen, the third child of M. C. and L. P. Steen, was 
born in Lawrence County, Mississippi, April 9, 1843 — a 
farmer. He was married in Rockport, Mississippi, January 
Ti, 1871, to Nancy Josephine Nix, she having been born in 
Copiah County, Mississippi, March 29, 1852. To them were 
born in Sim.pson County, Mississippi, the following children. 
Residence, R.ockport, Mississippi. 
/. — Miles C. Steen was born February 6, 1874. 
//. — Ella J. Steen was born November 28, 1875. 
///. — Samuel J. Steen was born June i, 1878. 
IV. — Alice M. Steen was born August 11, 1880. 
V. — Estes Steen was born December 19, 188 1. 
VI. — Hattie E. Steen was born June 19, 1885. 
F//. — John Steen was born November 2y, 1886. 
VIII. — Silas F. Steen was born February 5, 1888. 
IX. — Lee Devon Steen was born May 5, 1892. 

4. F. E. M. Steen, the fourth child of Miles C. Steen and the 
eldest by his second wife, was born about 1854. 

5. A. J. Steen was born about 1858. 
5. Silas A. Steen was born about i860. 

VL — NelHe C. Steen, the sixth child and fifth daughter of James 
and Sarah Steen, wa^. born in Ivawrence County, Mississippi, 
May 9, 1819. She was married to T. W. Wilson. 

VIL — Nancy Jane Steen, the seventh child and sixth daughter 
.:f James and Sarah Steen, was born in Lawrence County, Mis- 
sissippi, April II, 1821. She was married to Addison Whit- 
worth. 

VIIL — Clarke C. Steen, the eighth child and second son of 
James and Sarah Steen, was born in Lawrence County, Missis- 
sippi, March 5. 1823, and died April 6, 1823. 

IX —Sarah Ann Steen, the ninth child and seventh daughter of 
lames and Sarah Steen, was born in Lawrence County, Mis- 
sissippi, June 17. 1824. She was married to W. S. Mullen. 



220 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEKN FAMILY. 

X. — John Augustus Steen, the tenth cliild and third son of James 
and Sarah Steen, was born in Lawrence County, Mississippi. 
December 15, 1826. He was married to Patience Mullen. 

XI. — William Davis Steen, the eleventh child and fourth 
son of James and Sar^ih Steen, was born in Lawrence County, 
Mississippi, May 27, 1829. He was married December 2'j, 
1855, to Elizabeth Prestridge, she having been born April 2, 
1837. To them were born five children. 

1. John Watson Steer, the eldest son of William D. and Eliza- 
beth P. Steen, was born January 3, 1858. He was married 
March 4, 1891, to India Anna Janes, she having been born 
December 6, 1869. Residence, Monticello, Mississippi. 

/. — Pleasant LaFayette Steen, son of John W^ and India A. 
Steen, was born February 28, 1892. 

2. Silas William Steen, the second son of William D. and 
Elizabeth P. Steen, was born March 10, i860. Residence, 
Monticello, Mississippi. 

3. Robert Steen. the third son of William D. and Elizabeth P. 
Steen, was born March 7, 1862. He was married March 5, 
1885, to Elizabeth Herrington, she having been born 
November 16, 1867. To them were born the following chil- 
dren. Residence, Monticello, Mississippi. 

/. — .Ada Steen was born April 25, 1886. 
//. — Lorena Steen was bOrn January 26, 1889. 
///. — Victoria Steen was born October 14, 1890. 
IV . — Alice Steen was l)orn February 24, 1892. 

4. Emma Steen, the fourth child and eldest daughter of Wil- 
liam D. and Elizabeth P. Steen, was born November 28, 
1863. She was married December 24, 1888, to Napoleon 
Hubbard Maxwell, he having been born March 5, 1861. To 
them was born one child. 

/. — Elizabeth D. Maxwell was born November 2, 1889. 
5 Elizabeth Steen, the second daughter and youngest child of 
William D. and Elizabeth P Steen, was born September 3, 
1865. Residence, Monticello, Mississippi. 



DKSCENDANTS OP V.'ILl.IAM STEr-N. 22 1 

CHAPTER IV. 



Sarah Steen. called "Sallie," a daughter of William and Nancy 
Lusk Steen, was born near the Great Broad River, in South 
Carolina, in 1783, and removed with her parents to Tennessee 
when that younj^- State began to come into prominence. She 
was married in Tennessee to Thompson Enochs, a son of Enoch 
and Lydia Enochs, and continued to reside in Carroll County, 
Tennessee. vSarah Steen Enochs was the mother of twelve chil- 
dren, and has left a numerous posterity. One of her children was 
Miles Enochs, who married and had one child, named Francis 
Enochs, who never married, and died m 1867, worth over $120,- 
000. Edgar Enochs, who lives in Benela, Calhoun County, Mis- 
sissippi, strongly resembles the old »Steen family. He was a 
Mexican War veteran, was for many years the sheriff of that 
county ; was twice a member of the Missis«;ippi Legislature ; was 
a Major in the Fourth Mississippi Regiment in the Civil War, 
and has a large family. Two sons of Sarah Steen Enochs still 
reside in Carroll County, Tennessee — Gabriel and Isaac Enochs ; 
and one son of the latter, Dr. William Enochs, is a popular physi- 
cian in Jackson, Tennessee. 



CHAPTER V. 



Nathaniel Steen, son of William and Nancy Lusk Steen. was 
born in South Carolina, near the Great Broad River, about 1786. 
He was married and removed from Lawrence to Madison 
County, Mississippi, where he died. He had two sons, and at 
last accounts a granddaughter of his. Mrs. Ella McWright. was 
hving at Glenmora, Louisiana. 

I. — Thomas Jefferson Steen, a son of Nathaniel Steen, and a 
grandson of William and Nancy Lusk Steen. was born and 
lived in Mississippi. During the Civil War he became a Major 
General in the W^estern Division of the Confederate Army. 



222 BIOGRAPHY OF THK STKFN FAMILY. 

The old people used to say that when lie was a boy, no more 
three breakneck boys ever lived than he and his two cousins, 
William C. Enochs and Levi Noble, who also became a Major 
General in the Trans-Mississippi Department of the Western 
Army of the Confederate States. There was no form of break- 
neck fun that these boys would not undertake. Captain 
Enochs writes as follows: 

"Imagme Uncle Robert's butting ram, well trained by 
them ! Sunday morning comes ; lots are cast as to who shall 
have the post of honor, when the ram is to get the worst of it. 
My mother's rice pot is stolen out of the kitchen for a helmet, 
and the trap is set for his royal sheepship, who is cautiously 
driven into the snare. The fortunate champion is squatted on 
all fours, with the pot well wadded v/ith moss, where it pressed 
upon the hero's shoulders. The plot thickens, and the pro- 
pitious moment comes. Ram-y sees something worth butting. 
Bim ! ! Aunt Polly's rice pot is in a hundred pieces, and a 
limber champion in the lane ; but his head was too hard for the 
pot, or the ram's horns. Life comes back into him, and two 
wars since then have found him in the thickest of the fight, and 
nine years have been added to his allotted time." 
IL — Nathan Steen, a son of Nathaniel Steen, was born and 
brought up in Mississippi, and was said to have been killed by 
a negro. 



CHAPTER VL 



Elias Steen, son of William and Nancy Lusk Steen. was born 
in South Carolina, near the Great Broad River, March 3, 1779, 
and died in Rankin County, Mississippi, February 13, 1847, in the 
68th year of his age. He removed with the rest of his father's 
family into Tennessee, and thence on to Rankin Countv, Missis- 
sippi, about 1814, when about thirty-five years of age. He was 
married in Lawrence County, Mississippi, February 18, 1818, to 
Elizabeth Smith, she having been born May 11, 1801, and died in 
Rankin County, Mississippi, December 14, 1864, in the 64th 
year of her age. To them were born eleven children, as follows: 



DKSCKNDx\NTS OF WII^LIAM STEEN. 



223 



I. — Isaac Steen, the eldest son of Elias and Elizabeth Steen, was 
born in Rankin County, Mississippi, January 15^ 1819. He 
was a Captain in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, 
and afterwards a thrifty farmer in the Guadalupe Valley, in 
Texas. He was married to a Miss Rucker, and is said to have 
an interesting family. 

II. — William Steen, the second son of Isaac and Elizabeth Steen, 
was born in Rankin County, Mississippi, April 20, 1821. He 
was married to Martha Dear. Both are dead, but they have 
one son, a prosperous farmer, now living in Simpson Countv, 
Mississippi. 

III. — Melissa Steen, the third child and eldest daughter of Elias 
and Elizabeth Steen, was born in Rankin County, Mississippi, 
January 22, 1823. 

IV. — Nancy Jane Steen, the fourth child and second daughter of 
Elias and Elizabeth Steen, was born in Rankin County, Missis- 
sippi, May 24, 1825. 

V. — Nathaniel H. Steon, the fifth child and third son of Elias 
and Elizabeth vSteen, was born in Rankin County, Mississippi, 
August 14, 1827. He was married to Elizabeth Pringle. To 
them were born two daughters. 

1. Mrs. Ward Russell. 

2. Mrs. Nevil Smith, who has one son. 

VI. — Eliza Eouisa Steen, the sixth child and third daughter of 
Elias and Elizabeth Steen, was born in Rankin County, Missis- 
sippi, November 7, 1829. 

VII. — Isam R. Steen, the seventh child and fourth son of Elias 
and Elizabeth Steen, was born in Rankin County, Mississippi, 
December 13, 183 1. 

VIII. — Asenith vSteen, the eighth child and fourth daughter of 
Elias and Elizabeth Steen, was born in Rankin County, Missis- 
sippi, December 13, 1834. She was married to William P. 
Dear, and has a large family still living in Rankin County, 
Mississippi. 

IX. — Mary Ann Steen, the ninth child and fifth daughter of Elias 
and Elizabeth Steen, was born in Rankin County, Mississippi, 
February 9, 1837. She was married to a Mr. Byrd — a farmer 
— living in Simpson County, Mississippi. 



224 BIOGRAPHY OF THF. STHEN FAMILY. 

X.— Elias Estes Steen, the tenth child and tifth son of EHas and 
Elizahetli vSteen, was born in Rankin Cotmty, Mississippi, 
December 27, 1839. He was married to a Miss Scarborough, 
went to Texas, and died there, ieaving fotir children, two of 
whom are dead. 

XJ. — Silas V. Steen, the eleventh child and sixth son of Elias and 
Elizabeth Steen, wa.s born in Rankin County, Mississippi, 
November 23. 1842. 



CHAPTER VH. 



Robert Steen, a son of William and Nancy Lusk Steen, was 
born in South Carolina, near the Great Broad River, about 1781. 
He removed with his parents into Carroll County, Tennessee, 
and from thence to Rankin County, Mississippi, where he spent 
the remainder of his life. He was for many years, and until his 
death, sheriff of Rankin County, Mississippi. He was married to 
Malony Hollingsworth. To them were born several children, 
whose names are given, but not in the order of birth, for that is 
imknown to the writer. 

I. — Lucretia Steen, who married V'incent Harrison. They lived 
together several years, and died in Freestone County, Texas. 
Their children reside in Texas. 

1. George Harrison lives in Cotton Gin, Texas. 

2. Mary Harrison, who married Dr. John Headley, and lives in 
Cotton Gin, Texas. 

3. Amanda Harrison, who married John Hallan, and died. 

H. — Cyrena Eleanf)r Steen was born in Rankin County, Missis- 
sippi, November iS. 1833, and died in Stay, Louisiana, May 22. 
1898, in the 65th year of her age. She was married in Rankin 
County, Mississippi, November 21, 1850, to Capt. Darling 
Pinkney Morris — a farmer — he having been born in Law- 
rence County, Mississip])i, March (), 1829. In 1857 they 
removed to Winn Parish. Louisiana, where they afterwards 
resided, and where Mr. Morris still (1900) resides, at Stay. 
Louisiana, lo them were born eight children, as follows: 



DESCENDANTS OF WIEEIAM STEEN. 225 

Silas Lawrence Morris, the eldest child of Capt. Darling P. 
and Cyrena E. Steen Morris, was born in Rankin County, 
Mississippi, July 31, 1854, and brought up in Winn Parish, 
Louisiana, to which place his parents had removed in 1857. 
In 1876 he entered Mississippi College, afterwards attended 
Soule's Business College, in New Orleans, and in 1878 
removed to Texas. He was converted at the age of sixteen 
years, and ordained a Baptist clergyman before he reached 
his majority. In 1881 he entered the Senior class in Waco 
University, deferred his graduation, but was unanimously 
elected an alumnus. He was pastor of a Baptist church in 
Louisiana before he came to Texas. He served the churches 
of Cow Bayou, Beulah, New Zion, and in 1882 became pas- 
tor of the church in Marlin, Texas. The next year he was 
appointed financial agent of Waco University, and secured 
an endowment of $60,000. He was for a time editor of "The 
Home and Sunday School," a religious newspaper. In 1886 
he purchased "The Guardian," a Baptist monthly magazine, 
which he still continues to edit and publish, at Waco, Texas, 
being ably assisted in the work by his accomplished wife. 
Rev. Silas L. Morris was married in 1879 to Mary J. Davis, 
of Robertson County, Texas, who died soon afterwards. He 
was married a second time April 30, 1885, to Hallie Byrd 
Burleson, only daughter of the Rev. Dr. Rufus C. and 
Georgia Burleson, she having been born in Waco, Texas 
September 3, 1865. She was graduated from Waco Univer- 
sity in 1883, of which institution her father is now (1900), and 
has been since 1861, its honored President. Residence, 
Waco, Texas. To the Rev. Silas L. and Hallie B. Morris 
were born four children, two of whom died in infancy. 
Those now living are as follows: 

/. — Georgia Lene Morris was born in Waco, Texas, Febru- 
ary 28, 1886, 
//.^Silas Lawrence Morris, Jr., was born in Waco, Texas, 
April 24, 1889 

. Margaret Ellen Morris, the second child and eldest daugh- 
ter of Capt. Darling P. and Cyrena E. .Steen .Morris, was 
born in Rankin County, Mississippi, December 15, 1856, and 
died in Winn Parish, Louisiana, September 10, i860, in the 
fourth year of her age. 

(15 > 



2l6 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STKEN FAMILY. 

3. Nathan David Morris, the third child and second son of 
Ca])t. Darling P. and Cyrena E. Steen Morris, was born in 
Winn Parish, Louisiana, August 7, 1859. ' ^^^ was married 
in Grant Parish, Louisiana, September 14, 1879, to Mar- 
garet S. Storks, she having been born in Grant Parish, Lou- 
isiana, August 8, 1862. Residence, Zion, Winn Parish, 
Louisiana. To them were born the following seven children: 
/. — Silas Nathan Morris was born September 4, 1880. 

//. — Margaret D. Morris was born July 12, 1883. 

///. — William Tjurleson Morris was born February 25, 1886. 

IV. — David Pinkney Morris was born September 2, 1889. 

]\ — George Storks A'lorris was born June 26, 1892. 

VI . — Nancy Ann Morris was born July 5, 1895. 

VII. — Marv Ola Morris was born July 27, 1899. 

4. Rebecca Ida Morris, the fourth child and second daughter 
of Capt. Darling P. and Cyrena E. Steen Morris, was born 
in Winn Parish, Louisiana, April 23, 1861. She was married 
to Thomas Washington Barton, in 1881, he having b'een 
born in 1859, and died December 28, 1887, aged 28 years. 
To this marriage were born five children. Mrs. Rebecca 
Ida Barton was married a second time in 1889 to Thomas 
Graham Bell, he having been born NoA^ember 6, 1862. Resi- 
dence, Stay, Louisiana. The following are the children of 
Mrs. R. Ida Bell: 

. / — Benjamin Pinkney Barton was born March 6, 1883. 
//. — Earley Materson Barton was born April 17, 1884. 
///. — D. Thomas Barton w^as born April 17, 1884. 
IV . — William Carroll Barton was born February 13, 1886. 
V . — Silas Edward Barton was born March 4, 1888. 
VI. — John Graham Bell was born July 27, 1890. 
VII — Houston Steen Bell was born March 7, 1892. 
VI n . — Darling Baldridge Bell was born April 15, 1893. 
IX. — Margaret Elizabeth Bell was born December 18, 1894. 
X. — Kate Bell was born September 18, 1896. 
XI. — Milton Morris Bell was born February 18, 1898, and 

died October i, 189S. 
A7/. — I^rew Oscar Bell was born August i, 1899. 



DESCENDANTS OE WIEi^IAM STEKN. 227 

5. William Morris, the fifth child and third son of Capt. Darling 
P. and Cyrena E. Steen Morris, was born August 22, 1865, in 
Winn Parish, Louisiana, and died in Waco, Texas, March 13, 
1886, in the 21st year of his age. 

6. Houston Steen Morris, the sixth child and fourth son of 
Capt. Darling P. and Cyrena E. Steen Morris, was born in 
Winn Parish, Louisiana, in 1868. He was married in Grant 
Parish, Louisiana, January 13, 1895, to Amanda Antoinette 
Tony. Residence, Flagon, Louisiana. To H. Steen and 
An;anda H. Morris were born the following children: 

/. — Era Lucile Morris was born October 17, 1895, and died 
June 30, 1896. 

//. — William Lee Alorris was born January 13, 1898, and 

died January iS, 1S99. 
///. — Eva Eugenia Morris was born August 28, 1899. 

7. Julia Ann Cyrena Morris, the seventh child and third daugh- 
ter of Capt. Darling P. and Cyrena E. Steen Morris, was 
born in Winn Parish, Louisiana, August 15, 1871. She was 
married at Stay, Louisiana, January 24, 1900, to Elisha S. 
Murrell, he having been born in Grant Parish, Louisiana, 
January 13, 1873. He was brought up on his father's farm, 
became a clerk and bookkeeper, and is now a prosperous 
business man, and the postmaster at Flagon, Grant Parish, 
Louisiana. 

S. Darling O. Morris, the eighth child, the fifth and youngest 
son of Capt. Darling P. and Cyrena Eleanor Steen Morris,- 
was born in Winn Parish, Louisiana, February 9, 1873. He 
was married November 22, 1894, to Arlevia Walker, she 
having been born April 25, 1878. Residence. Stay, Winn 
Parish, Louisiana. To them were born the following chil- 
dren : 

/. — Henry Etter INIorris was born October 18, 1895. 
//. — Ruthy Gertrude Morris was born November 11, 1896, 

and died July 3, 1897. 
///. — Bonnie Rene Morris was born Norember 21, 1897. 
IV. — Huey Houston Morris v;as born July 18, 1899. 

HI. — Emma Steen, a daughter of Robert Steen. was married to 
Robert Stratton. They have two children living in Johnston 
Countv, Texas 



228 BIOGRAPIIV OF THE STKEN FAMILY. 

1. Robert Stratton. 

2. Emma Stratton Tilletson. 

IV. — Sarah Steen, a daughter of Robert Steen, married a Mr. 
Pierce, and died. They have one son. 
I. Bradford Pierce, who h'ves at Steen's Creek, Mississippi. 

V. — Dorcas Holling-sworth Steen, a daughter of Robert Steen. 
was born April 22, 1822. She was married to Thomas Hamil- 
ton Deen, August 25. 1846, and died. Mr. Deen lives in Ham- 
ilton, Texas. The following are the children of Thomas H. 
and Dorcas H. Steen Deen: 

1. Malona Deen was born July 5, 1847, ^"d died April 18, 1867, 
in the 20th year of her age. 

2. Elizabeth Deen was born April 22, 1849, <^"d died October 
5, 1876, in the 28th year of her age. 

i^. Araminta Deen was born October 5, 185 1, and died October 
26, 1868, aged 17 years and 21 days. 

4. William Redwine Deen was born September 23, 1853, and 
died December 4, 1857, in the 5th year of his age. 

5. Alice Solome Deen was born January 19, 1857, and died 
December 11, 1857, aged nearly eleven months. 

6. Frederick Pierce Deen was born March 26, 1859. Resi- 
dence, Pottsville, Hamilton County, Texas. 

VI. — Silas Lusk Steen, a son of Robert Steen, married Margaret 
Butler, and was sherifif of Rankin County, Mississippi, after 
' his father. They had seven children, only three of whom are 
now living. 

1. Susan E. Steen, who married a Mr. Pierce, and lives at 
Steen's Creek, Mississippi. 

2. Sarah Pierce Steen, who married a Mr. Dun, and lives at 
Glen mora, Louisiana. 

3. Silas Wright Steen, who lives at Rayne Station, Louisiana. 

VII. — Mary Jane Steen. a daughter of Robert Steen, married 
Hansford Lane, and lived and died at Steen's Creek, Missis- 
sippi. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM STELN. 229 

VJII. — Isaac Hollingsworth Steen, a son of Robert Steen, was 
born in Rankin County, Mississippi, May 5, 1826, and died in 
Hamilton, Texas. February 21, 1881, in the S5th year of his 
age. He was a man of influence, and County Clerk of Hamil- 
ton County, Texas, from 1862, until his death, in 1881, except 
two years. He was married, about 1854, to Frances A. F,. 
Anderson, who died soon afterwards. He was married a sec- 
ond time in Freestone County, Texas, to Amanda Elizabeth 
Lewis, who died November 16, 1891. To them were born the 
following ten children : 

1. Silas Lusk Steen, rhe eldest son of Isaac H. and Amanda E. 
Steen, was born in Freestone County, Texas, March 10, 
1856, and died in infancy. 

2. Lewis Vincent Steen, the second son of Isaac H. and 
Amanda E. Steen, was born in Freestone County, Texas, 
February 8, 1858 — a farmer. He was married in Hico, 
Hamilton County, Texas, in September, 1880, to Emma 
Alford. Residence. Hamilton, Texas. To them were born, 
in Hamilton, Texas, the following children: 

/. — Ida Eiona Steen was born in 1881, and died in infancy. 

//. — Percy Valcour Steen was born in 1884. 

III. — Amanda Steen was born about 1886, and died in 

infancy. 
IV. — Lydia Steen was born about 1888. 
V. — Nellie Eleanor Steen was born about 1890. 
VI. — Robert Owen Steen was born about 1892. 
VII. — Louis Vincent Steen was born about 1894. 

3. Thomas Pierce Steen, the third son of Isaac H. and Amanda 
E. Steen, was born in Limestone County, Texas, March 2, 
i860 — a clerk. He was married in Hamilton County, 
Texas, September i, 1881, to Annie Elizabeth Grigsby. 
Residence, Pottsville, Texas. To them were born the fol- 
lowing children : 

I. — Carl T. Steen was born July 7, 1882. 
//. — Festus A. Steen was born December 28, 1884. 
III. — Homer Steen was born December 29, 1889. 
//'. — Minnie Ruth Steen was born May 8, 1893. 
F. — Louie Eola Steen was born June 26, 1895. 



230 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMIEY. 

4. John \ irgil Steen, the fourth son of Isaac ?I. and Amanda 
E. Steen, was born in Hamilton County, Texas, March 6, 
1863. He was married at Babb's Bridge, Louisiana, January 
5. 1890, to Ida Lillian Dun. Residence, Glenmora, Louis- 
iana. To them were born the following children: 

/. — Wiley Hollingsworth Steen was born in Hamilton, 
Texas, March 24. 1891. 

//. — Calvin Pierce Steen was born in Hamilton, Texas, Jan- 
uary 21, 1893. 

///. — William Oliver Steen was born in Hamilton, Texas, 
September 26, 1894, and died in Glenmora, Louisiana, 
January 21, 1897. 

IV. — Minnie Annan Steen was born in Glenmora, Louisiana, 
September i, 1897. 

5. Malony Jane Steen, the fifth child and eldest daughter of 
Isaac A. and Amanda E. Steen, was born in Hamilton 
County, Texas, November 5, 1865. She was married in 
August, 1885, at Hico. Texas, to John H. Taylor, a mer- 
chant. Residence. Hamilton, Texas. To them were born, 
in Hamilton, Texas, the following children: 

/. — Jessie Lee Taylor was born October 20. 1886. 
//. — Minnie Eleanor Taylor was born January 30, 1889. 
///. — Alice Etoile Taylor was born August 17, 1891. 
IV. — W. F. Taylor was born December 15, 1897. 

6. Minnie Aurelia Steen, the sixth child and second daughter 
of Isaac H. and Amanda E. Steen, was born in Hamilton, 
Texas, December 24, 1868. She was married at the same 
place in July, 1880, to James R. Miller — a clerk., To them 
were born the following children, the first four at Gentry's 
Mill, Texas, and the last one at Hamilton, Texas, where they 
all now reside. 

/. — Robert Benard Miller was born July 12, 1890. 

//. — Warner Steen Aliller was born May 25, 1892, and died 

October 30, 1898. 
///. — Rodger Henderson Miller was born May 7, 1894. 
/F. — Malony Margaret Miller was born June 7. 1896. 
V. — Andrew Miller was born February 5. 1899. 



Df<SCEND-\x\TS OF WILLIAM STEEN. 23 1- 

7. William Morris Steen, the seventh child and fifth son of 

Isaac H. and Amanda E. Steen, was born in Hamilton. 

Texas, December 21, 1871 — a cattle man. Residence, 

Endee, New Mexico. 
S. Robert Lot Steen, the eighth child and sixth son of Isaac 

H. and Amanda E. Steen, was born in Hamilton, Texas. 

November i, 1874 — a saddler. Residence, Hamilton, 

Texas. 

9. Isaac Mills Steen, the ninth cliild and seventh son of Isaac 
H. and Amanda E. Steen, was born in Hamilton, Texas. 
May 18, 1877. He was married at Gentry's Mill, Texas, in 
September, 1898, to Ora Kendall. To them was born the 
following : 

/. — Charles Edwin Steen was born July 20, 1899. 

10. Charles Rupert Steen, the tenth child and eighth son of 
Isaac H. and Amianda E. Steen, was born in Hamilton, 
Texas, March 9, 1880. Residence, Hamilton, Texas. 



CHAPTER VIII. 



William Steen, a son of William and Nancy Lusk Steen, was 
born in South Carolina, near the Great Broad River, and near 
the line between North and South Carolina, in February, 1783. 
He was a farmer by occupation. He removed with his father's 
family first to Carroll County, Tennessee, where his father died. 
Afterwards, with his mother and all her children, except three, he 
went into Lawrence County, Mississippi, and not long after- 
wards settled in Rankin County, Mississippi, among its early 
inhabitants. William Steen was married in Carroll County, 
Tennessee, in i8ti, to Mary R. Enochs, a daughter of Enoch and 
Lydia Enochs, she having been born in 1792, and died in RanV:in 
Cotmty, Mississippi, August 19, 1846. After the death of his 
wife, William Steen and all his children then living, married and 
unmarried, nine in number, started. October 30, 1846. to remove 
to DeWitt County, Texas. He was taken sick on the way, and 
died soon after reachino- Texas, at the residence of his brother- 



232 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STfEN FAMILY. 

in-law, Levi Nol)le. in Nacogdoches C. H. He was buried in the 
old North Churchyard, about four miles from Nacogdoches. 
Tvv'O of his sons afterwards returned to Rankin County, Missis- 
sippi, where they continued to live. William and Mary R. Steen 
were earnest and devout Christians, and brought up their family 
in the fear of the Lord. To them were born, in Rankin County, 
Mississippi, fourteen children, as follows: 

L — Cyrena Steen, the eldest daughter, was born February 10, 
t8i2, and died September 30, 1824, in the 13th year of her age. 

IL — Asanath Steen, the second daughter of William and Alary R. 
Steen, was born February 11, 1814. She was married in 1838 
to Elisha Stephens, and brought up a large family of children. 
One son, James Stephens, died in the hospital at Nashville, 
Tennessee, in 1862. Family residence, Cairo, Texas. 

in. — Miles Steen, the third child and eldest son of William and 
Mary R. Steen, was born August 26, 181 5, and died August 
21, 1834, in the 19th year of his age. 

IV. — Carroll Jeffries Steen, the fourth child and second son of 
William and Mary R. Steen, was born November 29, 1816, and 
died from pneumonia at his residence, near Cato, Rankin 
County, Mississippi, January 2, 1897. aged 80 years, 3 months 
and 4 days. He was a prosperous farmer, an earnest Chris- 
tian, and an influential citizen. He was married at the resi- 
dence of the bride's parents, six miles east of Jackson, Missis- 
sippi, October 8, 1846, to Margaret Ann Neely, a daughter of 
Thomas and Katherine Neely, she having been born at Silver 
Creek, Simpson County, Mississippi, February 5, 1826, and 
died at their home, near Cato, Mississippi, November 28, 1892, 
in the 67th year of her age. She was a devoted Christian, a 
granddaughter of Jacob Neely, a soldier in the Revolutionary 
War, who was slightly wounded in the battle of King's Moun- 
tain, October 7, 1780, and assisted in the rescue of William 
.Steen, who had been captured by the British. To Carroll J. 
and Margaret A. Steen were born the following ten children: 
I. Mary Catherine Steen, the eldest daughter, was born in 
Rankin County, Mississippi, March q, 1850. She was mar- 
ried at the same place by the Rev. Loder Price, August 5, 
1869, to Jeremiah Porter Russell, a prosperous farmer, he 



DKSCENDANTS OP WILUAM STKKN. 233 

having been born in Rankin County, Mississippi, April 25, 
1839. To them were born thirteen children, as follows: 
/. — Infant daughter — 
//. — Infant daughter — 

twin children, born July 22, 1870, and died. 
///. — Carroll Steen Russell was born November 28, 1871, 

and died. 
JV. — Charles Enoch Russell was born November 28, 1873. 
V. — Margaret Rachel Russell was born October 4, 1875. 
VI. — Mary Bertha Russell was born April 20, 1877. 
VII. — Sarah Catherine Russell was born October 24, 1878. 
VIII. — Jeremiah Porter Russell was born April 20, 1880. 
IX. — Lora Lee Russell was born March 4, 1882. 
X. — Kathleen Russell was born December 17, 1874. 
XI. — Myrtle Annie Rnssell was born April 29, 1887. 
XII. — Wallace Gallow Russell was born April 23, 1889. 
XIII. — Thomas Jeffries Russell was born May 6, 1891. 

Sarah Cathleen Steen, the second daughter of Carroll J. and 
Margaret A. Steen, was born in Rankin County, Mississippi, 
October 14, 1851. She was married by the Rev. Daniel 
Giddens, November 24, 1870, to Christopher Columbus Rus- 
sell, an industrious and successful farmer, he having been 
born seven miles cast of Brandon, Rankin County, Missis- 
sippi, December 5, 1846. To them were born the following 
five children, all born in the same house: 
/. — Robert Edmund I,ee Russell was born January 9, 1872. 
//. — Christopher Columbus Russell was born November 30, 

1873- 
///. — Maud Ethleen Russell was born March 29, 1877. 
IV. — Carroll Steen Russell was born June 20, 1879. 
V. — John Clarence Russell was born July 26, 1882. 

Narcissa Jane Steen, the third daughter of Carroll J. and 
Margaret A. Steen, was born March 31, 1853. She was 
married by the Rev. R. W. Hall, Octol)er 8, 1872. to Alex- 
ander Price, he having been born in Cumberland County, 
North Carolina, March 20, 184T. To them were born. 



234 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY 

twelve miles south of Brandon, Rankin County, Mississippi, 

the following nine children: 

/. — Henry Thomas Price was 1)orn J"ne 30, 1873, and died 

March 30. 1875. 
//. — James Jefifries Price was born November 18, 1874, and 

died November 7, 1878. 
///. — Percy Alexander Price was born August 30, 1876. 
ir. — Robert Harris Price was born September 19, 1878. 
V. — Andrew Jerorne Price was born January 10, 1881. 
VI. — Margaret Annie Price was born November 10, 1882. 
VII. — Rosa Lee Price was born January 14, 1885. 
VIII. — Florence Jackson Price was born April 3, 1887. 
IX. — Carricles Price was born Msay 27, 1889. 

4. Rosa Ann Steen, the fourth daughter of Carroll J. and 
Margaret A. Steen, was born July 23, 1855. She was mar- 
ried by the Rev. R. W. Hall, October 8, 1873, to Absalom 
May — a farmer — he having been born in Simpson County. 
Mississippi, February 3, 1850. and died at his home October 
II, 1888, in the 39th year of his age. To A.bsalom and Rosa 
Ann Steen Mav were born the following eight children, all 
born in the same house, ten miles soutli of Brandon, Rankin 
County, Mississippi : 

/ — Carroll Benton May — 
//. — James Neely May — 

twin children, were born September 4, 1874. 
///. — Jeremiah Russell May was born August 12, 1876. 
IV. — Ximena May was born January 10, 1878. 
V. — Edna May was born July 18, 1879. 
VI. — Enoch Absalom May was born August 23, 1881. 
VII. — Rena May was born October 27, 1883. 
VIII. — Margaret May was born July 23, 1888. 

5. Virginia Adaline Steen, the fifth daughter of Carroll J. and 
Margaret A. Steen, was born Mav 25, 1857. She was mar- 
ried by the Rev. R. W. Hall, February 6, 1878, to Hugh 
Alonzo Walker, a prosperous farmer, he having been born 
near Silver Creek, Simpson County, Mississippi, October 25, 
1857. To them one child was born, in 1879, and died in 
infancy, without a name. Thev then adopted Tane Cun- 



DKSCJSNDANTS OP WILIJAM STEEN. 235 

ningham, who was born in 1S79, a daughter of John and 
Jane Cunningham, who came from Ireland, and whose 
mother died when she was nine days old. John Cunning- 
ham, the child's father, now lives in Texas. He knew many 
of the Steens in Ireland before he came to this country. The 
residence of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh A. Walker is near Mount 
Zion, Simpson County, Mississippi. 

6. Martha Ethleen Steen, the sixth daughter of Carroll J. and 
Margaret A. Steen, was born October 8, 1859. She was 
married by the Rev. P. H. Bilbro, February 6, 188.^, to James 
Osborn Trawick, a farmer, a son of C)sborn and Mary Tra- 
wick, he having been born near Pelahatchee, Rankin County, 
Mississippi, February 22, t86i. To them were born the 
following four children: 

/. — Mary Trawick was born near Cato, Rankin County, Mi'^- 
sissippi, February i, 1884. 

//. — Margaret Pearce Trawick was born near Linwood, Ran- 
kin County, Mississippi, August 10, 1885. 

///. — Rosabel Trawick was born near Linwood, Rankin 
County, Mississippi, December 19, 1886. 

IV. — Mittie Elizabeth Aglcen Trawick was born near Lin- 
wood, Rankin County, Mississippi, July i, 1890. 

7. Margaret Jackson Steen, the seventh daughter of Carroll 
J. and Margaret A. Steen. was born September 10, i86t, and 
died July 24. 1863. 

8. Ximena Steen, the eighth daughter of Carroll J. and Mar- 
garet A. Steen, was born in Rankin County, Mississippi, 
May 22, 1863, and died November 8, 1888, in the 26th year of 
her age. She was a devout, faithful and useful Christian, 
having united with the Baptist Church at the age of sixteen 
years. She was married by the Rev. J. P. Hemley, March 
19, 1885, to the Rev. James Rhesa Johnston, a Baptist 
clergyman, he having been born in Simpson County, Missis- 
sippi, December 22, 1858. To them was born one child, as 
follows: 

/. — George Carroll Johnston was born at the residence of 
his grandfather, Carroll T- Steen, near Cato, and twelve 
miles south of Brandon, Rankin County, Mississippi, Jan- 
uary 26, 1886. 



236 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

9. Annie Lee Steen, the nintli daughter of Carroll J. and Mar- 
garet A. Steen, was born in Rankin County, Mississippi, 
June 7, 1865. She wz's married by her brother-in-law, the 
Rev. James R. Johnston. October 4, 1888, to the Rev. 
Joseph Edwin Barnett, a BaT)tist clergyman, he having been 
born in Rankin County, Tvlississippi, April 24, 1864. To 
them w-ere born the following children: 

I. — Louise Powell Barnett was born in Tate County, Missis- 
sippi, July 19, 1889. 

//.• — Annie Steen Barnett was born in Arkabutla, Tate 
County, Mississippi, September 8, 1890. 

10. William Thomas Enoch Steen, the tenth and youngest child 
and the only son of Carroll Jeffries and Margaret Ann Neely 
Steen. was born near Cato, Rankin County, Mississippi, 
twelve miles south ot Brandon, November 3, 1871 — a 
farmer. Residence, near Cato, Mississippi. 

V. — Campbell Steen, the fifth child and third son of William and 
Mary R. Steen, was born April 18, 1818, and died December 16, 
1841, in the 24th year of his age 

VL — Sarah Ann Steen, the sixth child and third daughter of 
William and Mary R. vSteen, was born April 2^, 1820. She was 
married in 1842 to Joseph Stephens, and brought up a large 
family. They were ])rosperous and well-to-do people. Resi- 
dence, Gonzales, Texas. 

VIL — Nancv Agnes Steen, the seventh child and fourth daugh- 
ter of William and Mary R. Steen, was born in Rankin County, 
Mississippi, December 16, 1822. She was married in 1846, to 
Alexander Stephens, and brought up a large family of children. 

VfIL — Narcissa Steen, the eight child and fifth daughter of Wil- 
liam and Mary R. Steen. was born in Rankin County, JNIissis- 
sippi, January 15, 1824. She was married in De Witt County, 
Texas, August 7, 185 1, to John Henry Stephens, a wholesale 
dealer in beef and cattle. Residence, Kansas City, Missouri. 
To them were born the following children : 
I. Mary Eliza Stephens was born January 11, 1853. 
9.. Susannah Stephens was born May 26, 1854. 
3. Josephine Stephens was born July 16, 1861. Residence, 
Kansas Citv, Missouri. 



DliSCENDANTS OI^ WTLIJAM STEEN. 237 

IX, — John R-Limley Steen, the ninth child and fourth son of Wil- 
Ham and Mary R. Steen, was born in Rankin County, Missis- 
sippi, October 30, i8?5, and removed to Texas in 1846, when 
he was 21 years of age. He is new a prosperous farmer, resid- 
ing near Hocivheim, De Witt County, Texas. He was married 
in Gonzales County, Texas, April 14, 1850, to Mahala Burkett. 
To them were born thirteen children, as follows : 
I. James Polk Steen, the eldest son of John R. and Mahala 
Steen, was born in Gonzales County, Texas, February 9, 
1851. 
'J.. Ma'-y Virginia Steen, the second child and eldest daughter 
of John R. and Mahala Steen, was born in Gonzales County, 
Texas, June 15, 1852. She was married August 15, 1869, to 
Dr. Charles Champion, and after his death, to a Mr. Wil- 
liams. She is the mother of three children, as follows. 
Residence, Hockheim, De Witt County, Texas. 
/. — Ulpian Steen Cham.pion was born August 25, 1872. 
//. — Spurgeon Williams was born August 28, 1878. 
///. — Josephine Rcardman Williams was born June i, 1880. 

3. Martha Adaline Steen, the third child and second daughter 
of John R. and Mahala Steen, was born in Gonzales County, 
Texas, October 27, 1853. She was married at the same 
place November 5, 1883. to F. L. Haynes. Residence, 
Hockheim, Texas. To them were born the following chil- 
dren: 

/. — John Franklin Haynes was born near Hockheim, Texas, 

August 14, 1885, and died September 10, 1889. 
//. — Samuel Parnassus Haynes was born October t, 1888. 

4. Margaret Ann Steen, the fourth child and third daughter of 
John R. and Mahala Steen, was born in Gonzales County. 
Texas, October 27, 1855. She was married August 16, 1874, 
to Hiram G. Brown, a traveling salesman for the Virginia 
Tobacco Company, he having been born in Rankin County, 
Mississippi, August 4, 1853. Residence, Hye, Blanco 
County, Texas. To them were born the following six chil- 
dren : 

/. — Mahala Ophelia Brown was born February 6, 1876 
//. — George Redman Brown was born March 12. 1878, and 
died March 24, 1880. 



238 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

///. — Jjenlah llclle IjI-^wh ^vas born February 21. 1881. 
IV. — Hiram Eugene Brown was born June 29, 1883. 
V. — Edna Pearl Brown was born April 12, 1886. 
VI. — Tolin Steen Brown was born June 17, 1889. 

5. vSarah Boardnian Steen, the fifth child and fourth daughter 
of John R. and Mahala Steen, was born in Gonzales County, 
Texas, April 29, 1857. She was married January 11, 1876. 
to L. B. Brown. Residence, near Hockheim, Texas. 

6. William David Steen, the sixth child and second son of John 
R. and Mahala Steen, was born in Gonzales County, Texas. 
November 8, 1839. He was married in the same county 
February 18, 1884, to Louisa Cunningham, to whom three 
children were born. Residence, near Hockheim, Texas. 

/. — Minnie May Steen, daughter of William D. and Louisa 

Steen, was born December 25, 1884. 
//. — Sidney David Steen, the second child and eldest son of 

William D. and Louisa Steen, was born January 28, 1891. 
///. — Clyde Clement Steen, the third child and second son 

of William L). and Louisa Steen, was born December 19, 

1891. 

7. Josephine Antoinette Steen, the seventh child and fifth 
daughter of John R. and Mahala Steen, was born in Gon- 
zales County, Texas, March 30. 1861. She was married in 
the same place, February 6, 1878. to J. B. North. Resi- 
dence, Hockheim, Texas. 

8. John Henry Steen, the eigjith child and third son of John 
R. and Mahala vSteen, was born December 24, 1862. He was 
married in Gonzales County. Texas, February 18, 1885, to 
Letitia Hock. Residence, Hockheim, Texas. To John H. 
and Letitia Steen were born six children, as follows: 

/. — Arthur Eugene Steen was born November 10, 1883. 

//. — Claude Campbell Steen wa^ bcrn November 24, 1886, 

and died February 15, 1889. 
///. — Sarah Boardman Steen was born September 20, i^ 
IV. — Margaret Elizabeth Steen was born April 5, 1890. 
V. — Hiram Steen was born -October 2, 1891. 
/ 7. — Cora May Steen w-as born January 8, 1893. 



DESCENDANTS OF WII^^IAM STEEN. 239 

9. Mahala Ophelia Steen, the ninth child and sixth daughter of 
John R. and Mahala Steen, was born December 19, 1864. 
She was married in Gonzales Coimty, Texas, November 22, 
188S, to L. A. Johnston. Residence, Hockheim, Texas. 

10. Robert Enoch Steen, the tenth child and fourth son of 
John R. and Mahala Steen, was born in Gonzales County, 
Texas, August 26, 1867. Residence, Hockheim, Texas. 

11. Narcissa Champion Steen, the eleventh child and seventh 
daughter of John R. and Mahala Steen, was born in Gon- 
zales County, Texas, February 11, 1870. 

12. Benjamin Bartholomew Steen, the twelfth child and fifth 
son of John R. and Mahala Steen, was born in Gonzales 
County, Texas, December 21, 1872. Residence, Hockheim, 
Texas. 

13. Walter Eugene Steen, the tliirteenth child and youngest 
son of John R. and Mahala Steen, a grandson of William 
and Mary R. Steen, and a great-grandson of William and 
Nancy Lusk Steen, was born in Gonzales County, Texas. 
July 2, 1874. Residence, Hockheim, Texas. 

X. — Irene Steen, the tenth child and sixth daughter of William 
and Mary R. Steen, was born in Rankin County, Mississippi, 
March 18, 1827, and died April 15, 1834, aged 7 years and 28 
days. 

XL — William Steen, the eleventh child and fifth son of William 
and Mary R. Steen, and a grandson of William and Nancy 
Eusk Steen, was born in Rankin County, Mississippi, Novem- 
ber 25, 1829, and died in Gonzales County, Texas, in 1862, in 
the 33d year of his age. In 1846, when 17 years old, he 
removed with his father's family to Texas, and resided near 
Gonzales until his death. He was by occupation a farmer. 
He was married in Texas to a Miss Lusk, a distant relative, 
and brought up a famdly. One son survives. 

I. Henry Steen, a son of William and Lusk Steen, was 

born in Gonzales County, Texas, and now resides in the 
northern part of the State. 

XH.— Mary Steen, called "Polly," the twelfth child and seventh 
daughter of William and Mary R. Steen, was born in Rankin 
County, Mississippi, June 13, 1831, and died in Texas, unmar- 
ried, about June, 1852, aged 21 years. 



240 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STKKN FAMILY. 

Xni.— janies Wiley Sieen, the thirteentli child and sixth son of 
William and Mary R. Steen, was born in Rankin County, 
iMississippi. January 8, 1833, and removed to Texas with his 
father's family in 1846. He was a farmer by occupation, resid- 
ing near Gonzales, 'Fexas. He was married in Texas, June 21, 
1855, to Mrs. Fannie E. Stephens, the widow of Elisha Ste- 
phens. After her death he was married a second time Decem- 
ber 22, 1885, to Mrs. Julia Brantly. James W. Steen died near 
Gonzales, Texas. August 18, 1889, aged 56 years, 7 months and 
10 davs. To James W. and Fannie E. Steen, his first wife, 
were born four children, as follows: 

1. Henrietta Ophelia Steen was born April 2, 1856. 

2. James Henry Steen, the second child and only son of James 
W. and F'annie E. Steen, was born near Gonzales, Texas, 
February i, 1859. 

3. Marv Susannah Steen, the third child and second daughter 
of James W^ and Fannie E. Steen, was born June 10, 1861. 

4. Cora Belle Steen, the fourth child and third daughter of 
James W. and Fannie E Steen, was born April 25, 1865. 
Residence, Gonzales, Texas. 

XIV. — Enoch Miles Steen, the fourteenth child and seventh 
son of William and Mary R. Enochs Steen, was born in Ran- 
kin County, Mississippi, December 4, 1835, and removed to 
Texas with his father's family in 1846, when only eleven years 
of age. He w^as married in Gonzales, Texas, February 27, 
t868, to Arabella vStephens. To them were born three chil- 
dren, as follows: 

1. Virginia Alberta Steen, the eldest child of E. Miles and 
Arabella Steen, was born December 27, 1868. 

2. W^illiam Carter Steen was born November 7, 1877. 

3. Dana Lena Steen was born May 29, 1884. Residence, Gon- 
zales, Texas. 



CHAPTER IX. 



Mary Steen, a daughter of William and Nancy Lusk Steen. 
■was the second child bearing that name in the family. The old- 
est daughter having died in infancy, the same name was given to 



DESCKNDAXTS OF WIIJ^IAM STEEN. 24 1 

the ninth child, and both were called "Polly." This "Polly" 
Steen was born in 1792, near the Great Broad River, in South 
Carolina. She came with her parents and the family into Carroll 
County, Tennessee, where she was married in 1812 to John Rum- 
ley Enochs, a son of Enoch and Lydia Enochs, of South Caro- 
lina. The Enochs and Steen families w^ere related through the 
Hayes, the General Jackson family of Hayes. The grandmother 
Enochs was a Hayes, and the grandmother Steen was a Hayes, 
and the related families were brought up together in the same 
locality in South Carolina. They came together into Tennessee 
and several marriages between them brought them into the 
closest intimacy. Within a month of Mary Steen's marriage her 
husband was in the saddle with General Jackson, hastening to the 
relief of Fort ]\Iims, and when they met again she had her 
eldest daughter in her arms. John Rumley and Mary Steen 
Enochs were the parents of eleven children, all born in Carroll 
County, Tennessee. 

L — Asanath Enochs, the eldest daughter of John R. and Mary 
Steen Enochs, was born in 181 3. She was married to Wil- 
liam Haley, and had two sons, both farmers, and one daugh- 
ter. All are dead, but the daughter has one son and two 
daughters living. 

H. — William Carroll Enochs, the second child and eldest son of 
John R. and Mary Steen Enochs, was born January 8, 181 S- 
and still lives at Steen's Creek, Mississippi. He was twice 
married. His son, Hon J. R. Enochs, has two full sisters, 
and there is quite a houseful of boys. The second wife h.ad 
"avo boys and a girl. One of the boys is a Methodist min- 
ister, and the other a member of Enochs' Milling Company. 

HP — Vernetta Enochs, the third child and second daughter of 
John R. and Mary Steen Enochs, was born in 1819. She was 
married to John Hector and had one son, Frank Hector, and 
two daughters, Mrs. Wilson, of Memphis, and Mrs. Berry. 

IV. — Nancv Jane Enochs, the fourth child and third daughter of 
John R. and Mary Steen Enochs, was born in 1819. She was 
married to J. B. Lewis, and has two sons, one of whom is a 
Methodist preacher in Texas ; and two daughters, one of whom 
is married to a Baptist clergvman. 

V. — Enoch A. Enochs, the fifth child and second son of John R. 
(16) 



242 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STKHN' FAMILY. 

and Mary Steen Enochs, was born in 1821. He was married 
and had nine children, all daughters. 

VI. — Mary Ann Enochs, the sixth child and fourth daughter 
of John R. and Mary Steen Enochs, was born in 1827. She 
was married to T. M. Wansley, and had two sons, but all are 
now dead. 

VII. — Eliza Enochs, the seventh child and fifth daughter of John 
R. and Mary Steen Enochs, was born in 1828. She was mar- 
ried to Jesse NorW'Ood, and has one son in Texas ; and three 
married and two single daughters still living. 

VIII. — John Enochs, the eighth child and third son of John R. 
and Mary Steen Enochs, was born in 1824. He was married 
to a Miss Black, a sister of the Rev. Dr. Black, of Macon, 
Georgia. He had eight sons and one daughter. His sons are 
lumbermen, and accounted among the best business men of 
the State. 

IX. — Isaac V. Enochs, the ninth child and fourth son of John R. 
and Mary Steen Enochs, was born in 1829. He served in the 
Confederate Army during the Civil War. He was married and 
had seven children, the four eldest dying young. One daugh- 
ter married a prominent lawyer in Biloxi, Mississippi. A son, 
Isaac V. Enochs, Jr., is in business with his father, shippers of 
fruit and vegetables, and also proprietors of a cotton and stock 
farm. Byrd Enochs, the youngest son of Capt. Isaac V. 
Enochs, was born in 1871, and was still in school in 1893. The 
family residence is at Terry, Mississippi. 

X. — Julia A. Enochs, the tenth child and sixth daughter of John 
R. and Mary Steen Enochs, was born in 1833. She was mar- 
ried to Jefiferson Wansley, but is now a widows living in Texas, 
with three sons and one daughter. 

XI. — James B. Enochs, the eleventh child and fifth son of John R. 
and Mary Steen Enochs, was born in 1835. He was a cap- 
tain in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He was 
married and had nine children, five daughters and four sons. 
The four eldest are successful teachers, one in Texas, one in 
Indian Territory, and two in Gallman, Copiah County, Mis- 
sissippi. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILEIAM STEEN. 243 

CHAPTER X. 



Jane Steen, the tenth child of William and Nancy Liisk 
Steen, was born in South Carolina, near the Great Broad River, 
and not far from the North Carolina State line, about 1795. She 
came with her parents, and the whole family, except her eldest 
brother, John Steen, \\ho remained in South Carolina, into Ten- 
nessee. She was married in Carroll County, Tennessee, about 
1830, to Levi Noble, and removed to Texas, where they brought 
up a family of six children, near Nacogdoches C. H., Nacog- 
doches County, Texas. Her brother, William Steen, died at 
their residence in 1846, soon after he reached the State, and was 
buiied in the old North Church cemetery, four miles away. Levi 
Noble and his family afterwards removed to vSan Augustine 
County, where they lived a while, and then again removed to 
Kaufman County. Texas, where both Mr. and Mrs. Noble died. 
To them were born six children, and the two older ones both 
gained distinction and a high rank in the Western Department of 
the Confederate Army during the Civil War. 

L — Jamison Noble, the eldest son of Levi and Jane Steen Noble, 

became a Major General in the Confederate Army. 
H. — Levi Noble, the second son of Levi and Jane Steen Noble, 

attained the rank of Brigadier General in the Confederate 

sertice, 
HL — S. K. Noble, another son of Levi and Jane Steen Noble, is 

now living at Omen, Smith County, Texas. 

The names of the other three children were not given to the. 
writer. 



CHAPTER XL 



Silas Steen, the eleventh and youngest child of William and 
Nancy Lusk Steen, was born in Union District, South Carolina, 
near the Great Broad River, about 1799, or 1800. and died at 
Steen's Creek, in Rankin County, Mississippi, October 24, 1858. 



244 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STI^EN FAMILY. 

His father started to remove with his family from South Caro- 
lina to Mississippi, but remained a while in Carroll County, Ten- 
nessee, where he sickened and died. After his father's deatli 
Silas Steen removed with his mother and her large family ol chil- 
dren to Lawrence County, Mississippi, about 1814 or 1815. and 
not long afterwards settled permanently at Steen's Creek, in 
Rankin County, Mississippi. The Steen family was among the 
very early settlers in the county, and had a large influence in 
moulding the character of the people. In 1846 Silas Steen and 
family, together with his brothers and their families, removed to 
Texas, but not long afterwards he and his brother, William Steen, 
anfi their families, returned to Rankin County, Mississippi, where 
they continued to reside until their death. Silas Steen was a 
large land owner in the vicinity of Steen's Creek, a well-to-do 
and prosperous farmer while he lived. He was married in Ran- 
kin County, Mississippi, April 23, 1826, to Hannah Meyers, sh-^ 
having been born in Union County, Mississippi, July 2, 1805, and 
died at their home, near Steen's Creek, August 2, 1857, aged 52 
years and i month. To vSilas and Hannah Meyers vSteen were 
born ten children, as follows, all born near Steen's Creek, Mis- 
sissippi : 

I. — Elias Estes Steen, the eldest son of Silas and Hannah Meyers 
Steen, was born March 27, 1827, and died July 8, 1863, aged 36 
vears, 3 months and 12 days. During his life he was a pros- 
perous farmer. He was married in Rankin County, Missis- 
sippi, in 1855, to Ruthy Adaline Bunch. To them were born 
the following four children: 

1. John Meyers Steen, the eldest son of Elias Estes and Ruthy 
A. Steen, was born in Rankin Comity, Mississippi, April 18, 

1857. He was educated at Oxford, Mississippi, in the Uni- 
versity of Mississippi, and is now a successful attorney-at- 
law. Residence, Memphis, Tennessee. 

2. Edwin Silas Steen, the second son of Elias Estes and Ruthv 
A. Steen. was born in Rankin County, Mississippi, April 23, 

1858. He was married September 13, 1888, to . 

3. Ella Steen, the third child and only daughter of Elias Estes 
and Ruthy A. Steen, was born in Rankin County, Missis- 
sippi, in 1859, and died . 

4. William David Steen, the fourth child and third son of 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM STEEN. 245 

Elias Estes and Ruthy A. Steen, was born in Rankin County, 
Mississippi, in i860. He was married April 3, 1889, to 



II. — John Meyers Steen. the second son of Silas and Hannah M. 
Steen, was born October 26. 1828, and died August 13, 1841 
aged 12 years, 9 months and 16 days. 

HI. — Frances Amanda Steen, the third child and eldest daughter 
of Silas and Hannah M. Steen, was born May 6, 1830, and 
died August 13, 1841, aged 11 years, 3 months and 7 days. 

IV. — Ellen Lucretia Steen, the fourth child and second daughter 
of Silas and Hannah M. Steen, was born near Steen's Creek, 
Rankin County, Mississippi, July 11, 1832, and died June 1, 
1853, aged 20 years, 10 months and 11 days. She was mar- 
ried about 1850 to Dr. Thomas Jefferson Haley, by whom she 
had one child, as follows: 

I. Austin Jayne Haley, son of Dr. T. J. and Ellen L. Steen 
Haley, was born near Steen's Creek, Rankin County, Mis- 
sissippi, December 9, 1851 — a dealer in stocks and patents. 
He was married in Waco, Texas, November 2, 1880, to 
Sallie Terry McKee. To them were born the following 
children. Residence, Dallas, Texas. 

/. — Mur.ray McKee Haley was born in Waco, Texas, Janu- 
ary 13, 1882, and died May 29, 1882, aged 4 months and 
16 days. 
//. — Harold McKee Haley was born in Dallas, Texas. 

August 25, 1884. 
///. — Earl Lighthali Haley was born in Alameda, California, 
May 25, 1891. . 

V — James Emerson Steen, the fifth child and third son of Silas 
and Hannah M. Steen, was born February i, 1838, and died 
April 10, 1855, aged 17 years, 2 months and 10 days. 

VI. — William Gwin Steen, the sixth child and fourth son of Silas 
and Hannah M. Steen, was born near Steen's Creek, Rankin 
County, Mississippi, April 12, 1839 — a prosperous farmer. 
He was married by the Rev. Jesse Woodall, near Monterey, 
Rankin County. Mississippi, February 11, 1864, to Sarah 
Elizabeth Sutton, a daughter of Major B. F. and Louisa Sut- 
ton, she having been born near Monterey, Mississippi, July 9, 
1845. and died at their home, at Steen's Creek, Mississippi, 



246 BIOGRAPHY OF TllK STKKN FAMILY. 

July 3, 1890, in the 45th year of her age. To them were born 
the following ten children, the first four at the residence of their 
grandfather, Major B. F. Sutton, near Monterey, and the other 
six at their home at Steen's Creek. William G. Steen was mar- 
ried a second time, December 7, 1899, to a devout and earnest 
Christian woman, whose maiden name was Ann Mary Man- 
gum. She had twice been left a widow, and died June 15, 
19CO, aged 53 years. W. G. vSteen is now clerk of the Circuit 
Court of Rankin County. Residence, Brandon, Mississippi. 

1. Louisa Emmogene Steen, the eldest daughter of William G. 
and Louisa S. Steen, was born December 2, 1864. She was 
married May 24, 1885, to H. li. EUzey. 

2. Florence Albertha Steen, the second daughter of William G. 
and Louisa S. Steen, was born June it, 1867. She was mar- 
ried July 14. 1886, to Elisha Lawley. 

3. Hannie Belle Steen, the third daughter of William G. and 
Louisa S. Steen, was born January 11, 1869. She was mar- 
ried April 12, 1888, to David L. Sistrunk. 

4. Elizabeth Shepard Steen, the fourth daughter of William G. 
and Louisa S. Steen, was born at the home of Major B. F. 
Sutton, near Monterey, Mississippi, November 28. 1870. 

5. Margaret Steen, called "Margie," the fifth daughter of Wil- 
liam G. and Louisa S. Steen, was born at the home of her 
parents, near Steen's Creek, Mississippi, March 20, 1873. 
She was married September 16, 1889, to Joseph F. Sistrunk. 

6. Silas Sutton Steen, the sixth cliild and eldest son of William 
G. and Louisa S. Steen, was born November 23. 1875. 

7. William G\vin Steen, Jr., the seventh child and second son 
of William G. and Louisa S. Steen. was born April 30, 1878. 

8. Eunice Graves Steen, the eighth child and sixth daughter of 
William G. and Louisa S. Steen. \vas born July 2t,, 1882. 

9. Sallie Colon Steen, the ninth child and seventh daughter of 
William G. and Louisa S. Steen, was born February 24, 
1885. 

10. Kate Levis Steen, the tenth child and eighth daughter of 
William Gwin and Louisa Sutton Steen, was born at the 
home of her parents, near Steen's Creek, Mississippi, Decem- 
ber 16, 1887. 



DESCENDANTS OE WILLIAM STEEN. 247 

VII. — Emeline Hankins Steen, ihe seventh child and third 
daughter of Silas and Hannah M. Steen, was born in Rankin 
Counry, Mississippi, April 15, 1842. She was married Novem- 
ber 18, 1858, to Jonathan A. Holcomb — a farmer, he having 
been born December 12, 1833, and died near Gatesville, Cor- 
yell County, Texas, April 3, 1893, in the 6oth year of his age. 
They had no chiMren. After the death of her husband, Mrs. 
Emeline H. Steen Kolcomb continued to reside near Gates- 
ville, Texas, until her death, in 1894. Both were devout Chris- 
tians and members of the Baptist Church. 

VITI. — Washington Webster Steen, the eighth child and fifth son 
of Silas and Hannah M. Steen, was born May 14, 1844 — a 
f)rosperous farmer. He was married by the Rev. Daniel Gid- 
dens, in Rankin County, Mississippi, September 23, 1866, to 
Mary Esther Barnes, a daughter of Abram and Ann Elizabeth 
Barnes, she having been born near Columbia, Marion County, 
Mississippi, January 5, 1845. To them were born nine chil- 
dren, all born at their home, near Steen's Creek, Rankin 
County, Mississippi. 

1. Estes Barnes Steen, the eldest son of Washington W. and 
Mary E. Steen, was born August 12, 1867. 

2. Susan Elizabeth Steen, the second child and eldest daughter 
of W. W. and Mary E. Steen, was born October 2, 1869. 
She was married near Steen's Creek, Mississippi, December 
27, 1888, to Robert Slay. They reside near Hazelhurst, 
Copiah County, Mississippi. To them one child was born. 
/. — Anna Belle Slay, daughter of Robert and Susan E. Steen 

Slay, was born May 25, 1890. Residence, Hazelhurst, 
Mississippi. 

3. Silas Victor Steen, the third child and second son of W. W. 
and Mary E. Steen, was born December i, 1872. 

4. James William Steen, the fourth child and third son of W. 
W. and Mary E. Steen, was born January 8, 1874. 

5. Robert Lee Steen, the fifth child and fourth son of W. \V. 
and Mary E. Steen, was born August 6, 1876. 

6. John Henry Steen, the sixth child and fifth son of W. W. 
and Mary E. Steen. was born October 8, 1878. 

7. Ella Jane Steen, the seventh child and second daughter of 
W. W. and Mary E. Steen, was born January 28, 1881. 



248 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEKN FAMILY, 

8. Mary A^'iics Steen, the eighth chikl and third daughter of 
W. W. and Mary H. Steen, was born July 23, 1883. 

9. Anna Washington Steen, the ninth child and fourth daugh- 
ter of Washington W^ebster and Mary Esther Barnes Steen, 
was born July 20, 1886. 

IX. — Sarah Mary Jane Steen, the ninth child and fourth daugh- 
ter of Silas and Hannalx M. Steen, was born May 16, 1846. 
She was married, November 24, 1864, to Augustus La Fayette 
Dear, who died July 24, 1893. The family residence is at 
Steen 's Creek, Mississippi. To Augustus L. and Sarah Mary 
Jane Steen Dear were born the following nine children, all 
born near Stecn's Creek, Mississippi. 

T. Anna Judson Dear was born October 4, 1865. She was 
married, August 31, 1885, to L. M. Rogers. 

2. Sarah Barton Dear was born May 24, 1867. She was mar- 
ried October 28. 1891, to Anderson Moore. 

3. John T. Dear was born February 21, 1869, and died April 
21. 1879. figed 10 years and 2 months. 

4. Sitsan Emma Dear was born May 6. 1871. 

5. Mary Ella Dear was born May 4, 1873. 

6 Henry WHiite Dear was born February 13, 1875. 

7. Ida Leteola Dear was born February 19, 1879. 

8. Augustus La Fayette Dear, Jr., was born October 18, 1884, 
and died June 25, 1885, aged 8 months and 7 days. 

9. Myrtle Mitford Dear was born January 21, 1887. Resi- 
dence, Steen's Creek, Mississippi. 

X. — Susan Reber Steen, the tenth and youngest child, the fifth 
daughter of Silas and Hannah Meyers Steen, was born July 
12, 1849, ^"d died September 11, 1869, in the 21st year of her 
age. She was married March 28, 1868, to John James Jones. 
To them was born one child, as follows: 
I. Silas Abner Jones was born near Steen's Creek, Rankin 

County, Mississippi, September i, 1869. Residence, Los 

Angeles, California. 



BOOK FOUR, 




DESCENDANTS OF MATTHEW STEEN. 



Matthew Steen was born in Ireland in 1755, and early came 
to the British Colonies in America. He located first in Philadel- 
phia, Pennsylvania, where, aboi.it 1774, he was married to Jane 
Taylor. In 1780 he removed with his family to Washington 
County, Pennsylvania, where his children grew to maturity, and 
where he died, April 23, 1835, aged 80 years. 



Matthew Steen was born in the north of Ireland in 1755, 
probably in County Antrim, and early removed to the Briiisli 
Colonies in America, locating at first in Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, where he spent several years. He removed to Washing- 
ton County, Pennsylvania, about 1780, where he spent the remain- 
der of his life, and died there April 23, 1835, aged 80 years. He 
was married in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, about 1774. to Jane 
Taylor, she having been born in 1756, and died January 4, 1842, 
aged 86 years. To Matthew and Jane Tavlor Steen were born the 
following five children: Esther, Matthew Taylor, John, Joseph, 
and Margaret vSteen. 
( 249) 



250 BIOGRAPHY or THE STKKN FAMILY. 

CHAPTER I. 



Esther Steen, the eldest child, a daughter of Matthew and 
Jane Taylor Steen. was Vjorn in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 
II, 1775. She was married to a Mr. Wood. They had no chil- 
dren. 



CHAPTER H. 



Matthew Taylor Steen, the second child and eldest son of 
Matthew and Jane Taylor Steen, was born in Philadelphia, Penn- 
sylvania, November 6, 1776, and died in New Castle, Pennsyl- 
vania, in 185 1, aged 75 years. He was married in Washington 
County, Pennsylvania, about 1803, to Mary Mitchell, called 
"Polly," she having been born in Lancaster County, Pennsyl- 
vania, September 15, 1784, and died in Beaver, Pennsylvania, 
September 13, 1841, aged almost 57 years. To Matthew Taylor 
and Mary Mitchell Steen were born seven children, as follows:' 

I. — Juliet Steen, the eldest child, a daughter of Matthew Taylor 
a.nd Mary Mitchell Steen, was born in Beaver, Pennsylvania, 
about i8o4; and died m infancy when about six months old. 

H. — Mary Steen, the second daughter of Matthew Taylor and 
Mary Mitchell Steen, was born in Beaver, Pennsylvania, July 
25, 1806, and died in the same locality in 1880, in the 74th year 
of her ge. She was married in Bezetha, Trumbull County, 
Ohio, in 1834, to James Parks — a shoemaker, he having been 
born in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, in 1805, where he con- 
tinued to reside until his death, in 1883, in the 78th year of his 
age. To James and Mary Steen Parks were born the follow- 
ing five children: 

1. Alary Jane Parks was born in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, 
February 2, 1835, and died June 28, 1893, aged 58 years, 
4 months and 26 days. 

2. Sarah Ann Parks was born in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, 
December 21. 1838, and died in 1861, in the 23d year of her 
age. 



DESCENDANTS OF MATTHEW STKEN. 25 1 

3. Samuel Taylor Parks was born in Beaver County, Pennsyl- 
vania, May X, 185 1, Pie was married to Nancy Lindsay. To 
them one child was born, as follows: 

/. — Kate Parks, a daughter of Samuel T. and Nancy 1... 
Parks, was born about 1872. Residence, Oil City, Penn- 
sylvania. 

4. John Mitchell Parks was born in Beaver County, Pennsyl- 
vania, about 1854. He removed to the West. 

5. Isaac Newton Parks was born in Beaver County. Pennsyl- 
vania, in June, 1857. He was married, and has two sons 
living in Beaver, Pennsylvania. 

III. — Matthew Mitchell Steen, the third child and eldest son of 
Matthew Taylor and Mary Mitchell Steen, was born in Beaver, 
Beaver County, Pennsylvania, February 6, 1809, and died near 
Green Top, Schuyler County, Missouri, March 15, 1889, in the 
8ist year of his age. He removed from Pennsylvania to Mis- 
souri, about 1835, and located upon a farm near Green Top, 
Schuyler County, where he remained imtil his death. He was 
a carpenter by trade, and a soldier in the Union Army during 
the Civil War. M. Mitchell Steen was married near Lowell, 
Ohio, September 23, 1830. to Mary Buchanan, a daughter of 
Walter and Mary Walker Buchanan, she having been born July 
18, 1805, and died at their home, near Green Top, Schuyler 
County, Missouri, November 6, 185 1, in the 50th year of her 
age. M. Mitchell Steen, his wife, and all his children were 
devout members of Cumijerland Presbyterian Church, and his 
descendants are nearly all members of the same church, while 
those who are dead have died in the faith and hope of the 
Gospel. To M. Mitchell and Mary Buchanan Steen were born 
a family of seven children, all of whom were religious, indus- 
trious, social, and ftill of innocent little jokes. They were 
brought up m Schuyler County, Missouri, and their names were 
as follows: 

1. Alary Steen, the eldest daughter of M. Mitchell and Mary B. 
Steen, was born June 29, 1831, and died April i, 1833, in the 
2d year of her age. 

2. Matthew Taylor vSteen, (he second child and eldest son of 
M. Mitchell and Mary B. Steen, was born near Cleveland, 
Ohio, June 26, 1833, and died in Putnam County, Missouri, 
February 3, 1894, in the 6ist year of his age. M. Taylor 
Steen was a carpenter by trade, a soldier in the Union Army 



252 laOCRAPHY or THE STEliN FAMILY. 

duriiiiL;' the Ci\'il War, scrvinq' as First. Lieutenant in Com- 
pany D, Missouri Cavalry. lie vVas married in La Grang^e, 
Lewis County, Missouri, April 14, 1853, to Arminda Colbert, 
she having- been born in Indiana, September 14, 1835. They 
lived near Martinstown, Putnam County, Missouri, where 
they brought up a family of nine children. M. Taylor Steen 
was a rulmg elder in the Cun-!l)erland Presbyterian Church 
for more than 23 years, and of which church the whole family 
were members. To M. Taylor and .Arminda Colbert Steen 
were born the following children: 

/. — Mary Louisa Steen, the eldest daughter of M. Taylor and 
Arminda C. Steen, was born January 13, 1854, and died 
February 23. 1854. 

//. — John Mitchell Steen, the second child and eldest son of 
M. Taylor and Arminda C. Steen, was born September 13, 
1855 — a farmer. He was married April 4, 1875, to Kittie 
C)strum. To them have been born the following six 
children : 

1. Vada Steen was born December 17, 1879. 

2. Alpha Steen was born February 10, 1883, 
J. Matthew Steen was born August 12, 1885. 

4 Ola Steen was born January 17. 1888, and died Decem- 
ber 15, 1889. 

5. Elvis Steen was born September i, 1891. 

6. Guerney Steen was born June 27, 1894. 

///. — Matthew Marion Steen, the third child and second son 
of Matthew Taylor and Arminda Corbet Steen, was born 
in Putnam County, Missouri, November 30, 1857, '^"''' t'^^*^- 
February 25, 1804 — a farmer by occupation. He was 
married September 8, 1877, to Cora Alice Ostrum. To 
them were born the following five children: 

1. Iva Steen was born July 20, 1879. 

2. Infant son was born and died October 2, 188 1. 

J. Nora Steen was born January 17, 1883, and died June 
L3. 1884. 

4. Wilbur Steen was born. June 21, 1885. 

5. Flora Steen was born March 22, 1S91. 

I]' . — Joseph Warren Steen, the fourth child and third son of 
M. Taylor and Arminda C. Steen, was bom in Putnam 



de;sci';nd/>nts of matthkw stkun. 253 

County, October 10. i860, and died March 26, 1861, aged 
5 months and 16 days. 

V, — Gilbert WiUiam Steen, the fifth child and fourth son of 
M. Tavlor and Arniinda C. Steen. was born in Putnam 
County, Missouri, January 22, 1865, and died November 2, 
1885, in the 2 1 St year of his age. 

/ 7. — Anna Jane Steen, the sixth child and second daughter ' 
of Matthew Taylor and Arminda Colbert Steen, was born 
in Putnam County. Missouri, October 12, 1868 — a 
teacher. She resides with her mother and brother Alfred, 
near Martinstown, Missouri. 

VII. — Sarah Eveline Steen. the seventh child and third 
daughter of M. Taylor and Arminda C. Steen, was born in 
Putnam County, Missouri, November 12, 1870, and died 
April .j., 1899, aged 28 years, 4 months and 22 days. She 
was married October 8, 1892, to Thomas F. Martin. To 
them were born two children. Family residence, Martins- 
town, Missouri. 

1. Harvey Martin was born September i, 1893. 

2. Ruby Frances Martin was born January 27, 1895. 
VIII. — Arminda Frances Steen, the eighth child and fourth 

daughter of M. Taylor and Arminda C. Steen, was born 
in Putnam County, Missouri, May 2y, 1873, ^"c^ 'i'^*^'- 
September I, 1899, '" the 17th year of her age. 
IX. — Alfred Jarratt Steen, the ninth child and fifth son of M. 
Taylor and Arminda C. Steen, was born in Putnam 
County, Missouri, August 13, 1875 — a farmer. He con- 
ducts the old home farm, and his mother and sister, Anna 
J. Steen. live with him. Residence, near Martinstown. 
Missouri. 

3. Walter B. Steen, the third child and second son of M. Mit- 
chell and Mary E. Steen, was born in Ohio, August 17. 1835. 
and died February i, 1837, aged i year, 5 months and 16 
days. 

4. Sarah Steen, the fifth child and second daughter of M. 
Mitchell and Mary B. Steen, was born in Pennsylvania, Feb- 
ruary 24, 1838. She was married near Green Top, Schuyler 
County, Missouri, February 23, 1854, to John Henry Sebree 
— a farmer, he having been born ^larch 24, 1835. Resi- 



254 



1510CRAPHY OF THE STHKX FAMILY 

dence. near Greeti Top, Missouri. To them were l)orn the 

followini^: eleven ehildren: 

/. — WilhcTui Andrew Sebree was l^orn July 30, 1855. 

//. — Uriah Mitehell Sebree was born March 26, 1857. 

77/. — Mary Elizabeth Sebree was born May 8, 1859. and died. 

/[/. — George Washington Sebree was born February 22, 

i86r, and died. 
J\ — John Edwin Sebree was born July 30. 1862. 
VI. — Henry Gilbert Sebree was born July 15, 1866. 
VII. — Maud Melissa Sebree was born November 29, 1868. 
J 7//. — Julia Annie Sebree was born January 5, 1871. 
IX. — Letitia Jane Sebree was born October 19. 1873. 
A'. — Sarah Sebree was born October 2, 1878, and died. 
A7. — Charles Wilbur Sebree was born July 25, 1882. 

. John Walker Steen, the fifth child and third son of M. Mit- 
chell and Mary B. Steen. was born in Ohio. March 15, 1840, 
and died in Missouri, January 23. 1892, in the 52d year of 
his age. He w^as a farmer by occupation. He was married 
■in November, 1861, to Mary Snedigar. she having been born 
in Pike County, Missouri. February 24. 1839. and died in 
Putnam County, Missouri. September 30, 1893. in the 55th 
year of her age. To them were born six children, as fol- 
lows: 

/. — Narcissa Steen, the eldest daughter of John W. and Mary 
Snedigar Steen, was born in Putnam County, Missouri, 
August 30, 1862. She was married October 24, 1880, to 
John VV^illiam Benson, he having been born in Illinois, 
February 17, 1858, and died in Putnam County, Missouri, 
September 5. 1893, i" the 36th year of his age. Family 
residence, Alartinstown, Missouri. To them were born 
five children, as follows: 

1. Harvey Aura Benson was born September 18, 1881. 

2. Dora Edith Benson was born December 10, 1882. 

5. Eva Belle Benson was born October 31, 1886, and died 
August 9, 1889. in the 3d year of her age. 

4. Noah \'ictor Benson was born July 10, 1891. 

5. Nora Victoria Benson was born July 10, 1891. The 
two last-named were twins. 



DESCENDANTS OF MATTHEW STEEN. 255 

//. — John Wesley vSteen, the second child and eldest son of 
John W. and Mary S. Steen, was born in Putnam County, 
Missouri, November 30, 1865. He was married July 3, 
1S94, to Mrs. Margaret Ann Lippe, she having been born 
March 10, 1862. Residence, near Martinstown, Mis- 
souri. 

///. — Luella Abigail Steen, the third child and second daugh- 
ter of John W. and Mary S. Steen, was born in Putnam 
County, Missouri, August 4, 1868, and died April 22, 1891, 
in the 24th year of her age. 

//'. — Warren Monroe Steen, the fourth child and second 
son of John W. and Mary S. Steen, was born in Putnam 
County, Missouri, October 13, 1871, and died December 
23, 1872. 

V. — Mary Elta Steen, the fifth child and third daughter of 
John W. and Mary S. Steen, was born in Putnam County, 
Missouri, October 20, 1873. She was married February 3, 
1889, to Timothy Hutson Cooley, he having been born 
February 14, 1867. Their post-office address is Low 
Ground, Putnan' County, Missouri. To them were born 
the following three children: 

1. Charles Virgil Cooley was born February 28, 1890. 

2. Willis Franklin Cooley was born October 23, 1891. 
J. Nona Victor Cooley was born October 21. 1893. 

VI. — Willis Orley Steen, the sixth child and third son of 
John W. and Mary S. Steen, was born in Putnam County, 
Missouri, September 29, 1882. 

6. Isaac Buchanan Steen, the sixth child and fourth son of AI. 
Mitchell and Mary B. Steen, was born in Missouri, June 12, 
1844, and died March 14. 1852, in the eighth year of his age. 

7. Gilbert Steen, the seventh child and fifth son of Matthew 
Mitchell and Mary Buchanan Steen, was born in Missouri, 
September 22, 1846. and died February 16, 1875, in the 29th 
year of his age. He was a prosperous farmer, and a soldier 
in the Union Army during the Civil War. He was married 
in 1866 to Cassandra Collier. To them were born four 
children. Family residence, Kirksville. Adair County, Mis- 
souri. 

/. — Albeon Steen, the eldest son of Gilbert and Cassandra 



256 BIOGRAPHY OF THK STKFN FAMILY. 

Steen, was born November 21, 1867. He was married 

May 5, i8<S8. to Pearl JVJyers. 
II. — Emma Steen, the second child and eldest daughter of 

Gilbert and Cassandra Steen, was born August 17, 1869 — 

a teacher. 
///, — Cairie Annie Steen, the third child and second daugh- 
ter of Gilbert and Cassandra Steen, was born April i, 1871. 

She was for some time a teacher. She was married in 

1894. 
/F.^-John Matthew Steen, the fourth child and second son 

of Gilbert and Cassandra Steen, was born in 1874. and 

died in 1877 or 1S78. 

IV. — John Taylor Steen. the fourth child and second son of Mat- 
thew Taylor and Mary Mitchell Steen, was born in Beaver, 
Beaver County, Pennsylvania, June 9, 181 1. He was married 
in Pennsylvania, April 4, 1S39, to Nancy Crawford. He died 
suddenly of heart trouble, in New Sharon, jMahaska County, 
Iowa, December 8, 1855, in the 45th year of his age. He was a 
man of sterling worth, a devout Christian, and a prosperous 
farmer. He removed from Pennsylvania in 1848, and located 
on a farm near New Sharon, Mahaska County, Iowa, where he 
continued until his death. To J. Taylor and Nancy Crawford 
Steen were born six children, as follows: 

1. David Steen, the eldest son of J. Taylor and Nancy Cra\v- 
ford Steen, was born in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. Sep- 
tember 26, 1840. He was brought by his parents to their 
new home in Iowa when a small boy, and brought up on his 
father's farm. He was married in New Sharon, Mahaska 
County, Iowa, January 9, 1884, to Josie Battey, she having 
been born in Marshall County, Iowa, October 18, 1856. 
Residence, Taintor, Iowa. His mother, Nancy C. Steen, 
lives with them. To David and Josie B. Steen were born 
three children, as follows: 

/. — Alpha C. Steen was born July zy, 1886. 

//. — Arthur D. Steen was born y\pril 22, 1890, and died 

May 12, 1891. 
///. — Alice vSteen was born July 25, 1891. 

2. Mary Steen, the second child and eldest daughter of J. Tay- 
lor and Nancy C. Steen, was born in Beaver County, Penn- 
sylvania, January 31, 1842, and brought to Iowa by her par- 



DESCENDANTS OF MATTHEW STEENJ 257 

ents when a child. She was married to Thomas Catterson. 
Residence, Taintor, Mahaska County, Iowa. 

3. Robert Steen, the third child and second son of J. Taylor 
and Nancy Cra^^ford Steen, was born in Beaver County, 
Pennsylvania, February 14, 1844. He w^as brought by his 
parents to Iowa when a child, and "d'ied at his residence, near 
Kirkman, Shelby County, Iowa, July 15, 1895, aged 51 years, 
5 months and i day. He was married in Powesheik- County, 
Iowa, February 19. 1869, to Sarah Ann McDowell, sJie hav- 
ing- been born in Powesheik County, Iowa, June 10, 1850. 
Family residence, Kirkman, Shelby County, Iowa. To 
Robert and Sarah Ann Steen were born nine children, as 
follows : 

/. — Viola A. Steen was born March 7, 1870, and died. 

//. — Reuben A. Steen was born March 24, 1872. 

///.^— Mattie L. Steen was born October 8, 1874. She was 

married to T. H. Potter. 
IV. — Lucinda Steen was born May 10, 1877. 
V. — Charlotte Steen was born February 20, 1880. 
VI. — Janette Steen was born May 8, 1882. 
F//. — Emma E. Steen was born September 19, 1894. 
VIII. — Mabel Steen was born October 14, 1886. 
IX. — Clara Steen v/as born August 13, 1889. 

4. James F. Steen, the fourth child and third son of J. Taylor 
and Nancy Crawford Steen, was born .in Beaver County, 
Pennsylvania, January 2^, 1846. Residence, Taintor, Iowa. 

5. Jonathan Steen, the fifth child and fourth son of J. Taylor 
and Nancy Crawford Steen, was born October 9^ 1848, and 
died in Mahaska County, Iowa, April 26, 1855,' in the 7th 
year "of his age. • ' 

6. John M. Steen, the sixth child and fifth son of J. Taylor and 
Nancy C. Steen, was born in Iowa, October 27, 1850. Resi- 
dence, , Powesheik County, Iowa. 

v.— Harriet Steen, the fifth child and third daughter of Matthew 
Taylor and Mary Mitchell Steen, was born in Darlington, 
Beaver- County, Pennsylvania, April 30, 1814. She was mar- 
ried in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, November 2?. 1837, to 
John Mitchell, he having been born June 26, 1812. They 
removed to Iowa in comparatively earlv life, and located near 
(17) 



258 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STKI'IN FAMILY. 

New Sharon, Mahaska County, Iowa, where Harriet Steen 
Mitchell died, June 9, 1872, in the 69th year of her age, and in 
the full communion of the Presbyterian Church. To John and 
Harriet Steen Mitchell were born seven children, as follows: 

1. Martin Mitchell was born February 2, 1839. He was mar- 
ried October 11, 1859, to Catherine Mossman. To them 
were born two children. 

/. — Nettie Jane Mitchell was born August 7, i860. 
//. — Delia Frances Mitchell was born April 3, 1874. 

2. Nancy Ann Mitchell, the second child and eldest daughter 
of John and Harriet Steen Mitchell, was bona December 9, 
1840. She was married September 25, 1861, to Amos Bart- 
lett. Residence, Searsborough, Iowa. To them was bom 
one child. 

1. — ^_J. Martin Bartlett was born September 22, 1865. 

3. Mary Jane Mitchell, the third child and second daughter of 
John and Harriet Steen Mitchell, was born January 18, 1843. 
Residence, Harlan, Shelby County, Iowa. 

4. Smith Mitchell, the fourth child and second son of John and 
Harriet Steen Mitchell, was born July 22, 1845. 

5. Harriet Minerva Mitchell, the fifth child and third daughter 
of John and Harriet vSteen Mitchell, was born August 31, 
1847. Residence, New Sharon, Iowa, 

6. Juliet Mitchell, the sixth child and fourth daughter of John 
and Harriet Steen Mitchell, was born April 7, 1850. Resi- 
dence, Alva, Nebraska. 

7. John Curtis Mitchell, the seventh child and third son of 
John and Harriet Steen Mitchell, was born July 6, 1852. 
Residence, Kansas City, Missouri. 

VI. — Juliet Steen, the sixth child and fourth daughter of Matthew 
Taylor and Mary Mitchell Steen (the second daughter of the 
same name, the former having died in infancy), was born in 
Darlington, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, May 2, 1817, and 
died near Des Moines, Iowa, August 24, 1861, in the 44th year 
of her age. She was married in Beaver County, Pennsylvania,. 
November 3, 1836, to William Madden, who died in Franklin, 
Pennsylvania, January 6, 185 1. To them were born six chil- 
dren. Juliet Steen Madden was married a second time to 
Stewart Robinson, by whom she had two children. 



DESCENDANTS OE MATTHEW STEEN. 259 

1. Mary Ann Madden, the eldest daughter of William and 
Juliet Steen Madden, was born in 1837, and died August 7, 
1849, aged 12 years. 

2. Lucy Jane Madden, the second daughter of William and 
Juliet Steen Madden, was born December 22, 1838. 

3. Martha Elizabeth Madden, the third daughter of William 
and Juliet Steen Madden, was born May 11, 1842. She was 
married lo a Mr. Barlow, who held a position of trust in the 
Iowa State Penitentiary. 

4. Philander White Madden, the fourth child and only son of 
WiUiam and Juliet Steen Madden, was born February 4, 
1845. I'^^ ^'^s Warden of the State Penitentiary at Ana- 
mosa, Iowa. 

5. Juliet Caroline Madden, the fifth child and fourth daughter 
of William and Juliet Steen Madden, was born October 17, 
1847, arid died August 5, 1848, aged 9 months and 19 days. 

6. Harriet Madden, the sixth child and fifth daughter of Wil- 
liam and Harriet Steen Madden, was born September i6». 
1849. 

7. Sarah Frances Robinson, the eldest child by the second 
marriage of Juliet Steen Madden to Stewart Robinson, was 
born May 21, 1855, and died in 1890, aged 45 years. 

8. Nevada Robinson, the second daughter by the second mar- 
riage of Juliet Steen Madden to Stewart Robinson was born 
July 1 1, '1858. 

VH. — Jane Steen, the seventh child and fifth daughter of Matthew- 
Taylor and Mary Mitchell Steen, was born in Darlington,, 
Beaver County, Pennsylvania, September 5, 1819.' She was. 
married at the same place, July 15, 1839, to William Lindsey,. 
who died May 4, 1882. Mrs. Jane Steen Lindsey now (1900) 
resides at 1210 Chestnut Street, Franklin, Pennsylvania. To 
William and Jane Steen Lindsey were born the following eight 
children: 

1. Lucy Lindsey was born in Darlington, Pennsylvania,. 
November 14, 1840, and died in Youngstown, Ohio, July 14,. 
1842. 

2. Julia Lindsey was born in Youngstown, Ohio, November 14,. 
1843. Residence, Franklin, Pennsylvania. 



26o BIOGRAPHY OF THE) STFKN FAMILY. 

3. Almedia Linclsey was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania, 
August II, 1846. She was married in Franklin, Pennsyl- 
vania, August 9, 1873. to Thomas R. Mahan. They have no 
children. Residence, Denver, Colorado. 

4. Harriet Jane Lindsey was born in Franklin, Pennsylvania, 
March 14, 1849. She was married at the same place, Decem- 
ber 19, 1878, to Ezekiel Franks, of Condit, Ohio. They 
have no children. Residence, Franklin, Pennsylvania. 

5. Mary Abigail Lindsey was born in Franklin, Pennsylvania, 
October 9, 1851, and died April 6, 1864, in the 13th year of 
her age. 

6. Olive Deborah Tindsey, the sixth daughter of William and 
Jane Steen Lindsey, was born in Franklin, Pennsylvania, 
March 27, 1854. She was married in Franklin, Pennsyl- 
vania, September 24, 1873, to Reed W. Myers, of Youngs- 
town, Ohio, he having been born at Prospect, Butler County, 
Pennsylvania, October 18, 1847. Residence, Beaver Falls, 
Pennsylvania. To them were born two children, as follows: 
I. — Charles Edgar Myers was born in Tionesta, Forest 

County, Pennsylvania, October 14, 1874. 
//. — Mary Steen Myers was born in Clear Lake, Polk 
County. Wisconsin, December 25, 1880. 

7. Willard Wallace Lindsey, the seventh child and eldest son 
of William and Jane Steen Lindsey, was born in FrankHn, 
Pennsylvania, September 25, 1859. He was married in 
Franklin, Pennsylvania, November 11, 1880, to Anna J. 

. Residence, New Brighton, Pennsylvania. To 

them was born one son. 

/. — Alson Lindsey was born in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, 
December 16, 1886. 

8. Orville Edgar Lindsey, the youngest child of William and 
Jane Steen Lindsey, was born in Franklin, Pennsylvania, 
December 4. 1862. He was married in New Brighton, Penn- 
sylvania, January 5. 1883, to Nora Molter, she having been 
born, in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, September 20, 1864. 
Residence, New Brighton, Pennsylvania. To them was 
born one son. 

/. — Walter Scott Lindsey was born in New Brighton, Penn- 
sylvania, June 22, 1884. 



DESCENDANTS OF MATTHEW STEEJ^. 26 1, 

CHAPTER III. 



John Steen, the third child and second son of Matthew and 
Jane Taylor Steen, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 
December 30, 1778, and died at the residence of his son, Capt. 
Hugh B. Steen, in New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, 
July 10, 1859, in the 8[st year of his age. His body was tenderly 
laid away to rest in Greenwood cemetery, New Castle, Pennsyl- 
vania. John Steen was brought by his parents from Philadelphia, 
about 1780, to their new home, in Washington County, Pennsyl- 
vania, where he was brought up. He was married in Washing- 
ton County, Pennsylvania, about i8co, to Ann Cummins McDole, 
who was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, by whom 
he had seven children. He resided in Washington County a 
few years after his marriage, and about 1804 removed with his 
fam.ilv to Beaver County, Pennsylvania, and permanently located 
near Bridgewater. He served during the War of 1812; w'as 
enlisted for five years, and completed his term of service at the 
Arsenal, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was a Sergeant in 
Biddle's Corps of Artillery, which fact is shown from his land 
warrant. He was also for many years a ruling elder in the United 
Presbyterian Church, and a Justice of the Peace for the borough 
of Bridgewater, Pennsylvania. After the death of his first wife 
John Steen was married a second time to Catherine Barnes, who 
was born in Ireland, by whom he had five children, making twelve 
children in all, as follows: 

I. — Matthew Steen, the eldest son of John Steen and his first wife„ 
formerly Ann Cummins McDole, was born in Poland Township, 
Mahoning County, Ohio, January 8, 1801, and died in Newport,. 
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, in January, 1854, aged 53-, 
years. Matthew Steen was a successful physician, and prac- 
ticed medicine in Ohio and in Pennsylvania. He was married 
m Poland Township, Mahoning Coimty, Ohio, in 1820, to 
Elizabeth Galbraith, she having been born at that place in May, 
1797, and died at the residence of her son, Capt. Erasmus D. 
Steen, in Danville, Illinois, January 15, 1883, in the 86th year 
of her age. To Dr. Matthew and Eli;^abeth Galbraith Steen 
were born the following eight children : 
I. Mary W. Steen, the eldest daughter of Dr. Matthew and 



262- BIOGRAPHY OF THE) STFEN FAMILY. 

Elizabeth G. Stecn, was born in Crawford Covinty, Pennsyl- 
vania, in Alav, 1822. She was married in Butler County, 
Pennsylvania, about 1S43, to Dr. Clement Pearson, and died 
in Warren County, Illinois, November 13, 1854, in the 36th 
year of her age. ]3r. Pearson, her husband, died in 1877. 
They were the parents of three children, all of whom are now 
dead. 

2. Samuel G. Steen, the second child and eldest son of Dr. 
Matthew and Elizabeth G. Steen, was bom in Crawford 
County, Pennsylvania, in 1824. He was a physician and 
surgeon, and went to the Mexican War as Assistant Surgeon 
in Captain Washington's Light Artillery. He died in 1847 
in the city of Saltillo, Mexico, from the effects of woimds 
received in battle. His body was brought home and buried 
v.ith great military honors in New Castle, Pennsylvania. 

3. Ann M. Steen, the third child and second daughter of Dr. 
Matthew and Elizabeth G. Steen, was born in Crawford 
County, Pennsylvania, in 1826. She was married in Butler 
County, Pennsylvania, about 1846, to Michael Alford, by 
wdiom she had eight children, who are m.ostly living in the 
vicinity oi Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She died in Centralia, 
Illinois, in 1863, aged about 37 years. 

4. John A. Steen, the fourth child and second son of Dr. Mat- 
thew and Elizabeth G. Steen, was born in Crawford County, 
Pennsylvania, in 1828. He left home, about 1850, when he 
was 22 years of age. He was clerk on a stqamboat on the 
Ohio River. About 1858 he started to gO' to California,, and 
was met by a friend, who told his brother of it. He was 
never heard of afterwards. It was reported that the whole 
party was murdered by Indians, but it was not certainly 
known whether this was true or not. 

5. Margaret M. Steen, the fifth child and third daughter of Dr. 
Matthew and Elizabeth G. Steen,* was born in Crawford 
County, Pennsylvania, in 1830. She was married in Butler 
County, Pennsylvania, about 1849, tO' John Brant, who 
l3ecame a soldier in the Civil W^ar. He was Captain in a 
Pennsylvania Regiment, and was killed in the battle of Fred- 
ericksburgh, Virginia, in 1863. His wife died from grief 
about six months later. To John and Margaret Steen Brant 
were born three children, two sons and one daughter. The 
daughter was married and lived in Mercer County, Pennsyl- 




Captain E. D. Steen. 



DESCENDANTS OF MATTHEW STEEN. 265 

vania, where she died, leaving one daughter, now a grown 
woman. The two sons live in Bluffton, Indiana, are pros- 
perous, well-to-do people, and influential citizens. 

6. James S. Steen, the sixth child and third son of Dr. Matthew 
and Elizabeth G. Steen, was born in Crawford County, Penn- 
sylvania, November 13, 1832. He was a soldier in the Civil 
War, belonging to the Fourteenth Illinois Cavalry, and was 
killed in battle at Knoxville, Tennessee, February 29, 1864. 
Jan«es S. Steen was married in Butler County, Pennsylvania. 
January 4, 1S55, to Josephine Ramsey, by whom he had two 
children: 

/. — A son, who died when about four years old. 

//. — A daughter, who was married to Charles Renner and 

now lives near Ellis, in Peru, South America, Mr. Renner 

being engaged in the oil business there. 

7. Erasm.us Darwin Steen, the seventh child and fourth son 
of Dr. Matthew and Elizabeth G. Steen, was born in Craw- 
ford County, Pennsylvania, October i, 1835. In 1861 he 
enlisted as a soldier in the Union Army at Shelbyville, Illi- 
nois. He was Captain of Company , One Hundred and 

Fifteenth Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and served 
his country faithfully all through the war. Out of 
the eight children of his father's family he is the 
only one now living, and he came very near being 
left on a Southern battle-field. He writes: "I have 
no startling statements to make in relation to my 
father's family, but one thing I can assure you of, and that is, 
that in looking the matter up you will find no record of any 
of the family in any of the penitentiaries of the country." 
Erasmus Darwin Steen was married in Warren County, 
Illinois, November 15, 1855, to Martha Fair, she having been 
born in Meigs County, Ohio, March 21, 1836. Residence, 
3528 Lake Avenue. Chicago, Illinois. To Capt. E. D. and 
Martha F. Steen were born five children, four of whom still 
survive, as follows: 

/. — Ernest P. Steen, the eldest son of Capt. E. D. and 
Martha F. Steen, was born in Warren County, Illinois, 
August 16, 1856. He was married in Danville, Illinois, 
March, 1883, to Jennie Payton. They have no children. 
Ernest P. Steen is the only grandchild of Dr. Matthew 



265 BIOGRAPHY OI^ THIv STKF,N FAMILY. 

Steen that bears- the name of Steeti. Residence, No. 7035 
Wentworth Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. 

II. — Mary M. Steen, a daughter of Capt. E. D. and Martha 
F. Steen, was born in Shelbyville, Illinois, August 9, 1861 
She was married in Danville, Illinois, in October, 1887, to 
Morton W. Thompson, Esq., an attorney-at-law and judge 
of the County '€ourt, \'ermilioii County, Illinois. Resi- 
dence, Danville, 'Illinois. 

///. — Nellie F. Steen, a daughter of Capt. E. D. and Martha 
F. Steen, was born in Shelbyville, February 7, 1866. She 
resides with her parents, in Chicago — an invalid. 

/r. — Laura F. Steen, a daughter of Capt. E. D. and Martha 
F. Steen, was born in Shelbyville, Illinois. August 5, 1867. 
She was married in Danville, Illinois, May 12, 1882, to W. 
S. P-obb, of Danville, who died in 1893. To them were 
born two children, a son and a daughter, the delight; of 
their mother, and the iaynof their grandparents, who all 
live together in Chicago, at 3528 Lake Avenue. 

8. Daniel R. Steen. the eighth child and fifth son of Dr. Mat- 
thew and ElizabetTi 6a1-lifaith Steen, "was born in Beaver 
Count:v. Pennsylvahia.^n' August. 1838. He enlisted in the 
I^nion Army in Apri*, 1861 ; served his country faithfully 
in over thirty battle-fields, until the end of the war. He con- 
tracted a severe cold at Louisville, Iventucky, when he was 
mustered out of the service, and died in three week's after 
reaching his home, at Shelbyville, Illindis. 

II. — Ann Cummins Steen, the second child and eldest daughter 
of John and Ann Cummins McDole Steen, was born in Can- 
nonsburgh, Washington County, Pennsylvania, November 19, 
1802, and died in Degeniber, 1879, aged 77 years. She was 
married in St. ClairsvJl|^]j^,,Ohio, January 2, 1827, to Michael 
McHugh, he having beeijiiiborn in County Longford, town of 
Granart. Ireland, and died in Rainsboro, Highland County, 
Ohio, December 4, 1854. They continued to reside in St. 
Clairsville, Ohio, for a number of years. To' Michael and Ann 
Cummins Steen McHugh were born the following seven chil- 
dren : 

I. Bridget McHugh, the eldest daughter, was born May 31, 
1828, and died ne:ar Rainsboro, Ohio, May 28, 1888, aged 
60 vears. She was married to Jonathan Davis, who died 



DEJSCENDANTS OF MATTHEW STEEN. 267. 

near Rainsboro, Ohio, in 1875. To them, were born the 
following six children: 
/. — Sarah A. Davis. 

II- — Jane Davis, who married a Mr. McCord, and lives in 

Cincinnati, Ohio. 
III. — Edward Davis. 
IV. — Amanda Davis. 
V. — Zail Davis. 
VI. — Ella Davis, who married a Mr. DeWitte, and lives in 

Greenfield, Ohio, where she brought up a family. 

2. Jane McHugh, the second daughter of Michael and Ann C. 
Steen McHugh, was born in Ohio. She was married to 
Edward Roberts October 15. i860, and died in triumphant 
Christian faith, March 15, 1900, in Rainsboro, (3hio. Her 
husband, Edward Roberts, died in' New Antioch, Ohio, in 
1861. To Edward and Jane McHugh Roberts was born 
one son, as follows; 

/. — Edward McHugh Roberts, now principal of the public 
schools of Cenlerfieid, Ohio. He is married and has two 
children, as follows: 
I. Marie Roberts. 
2 Harry Roberts, 

3. Elizabeth McHughvthe third daughter of Michael and Ann 
C. Steen McHugh. was born in Guernsey County, Ohio, 
July 12, 18351 She was married at Rainsboro, Ohio, to 
Thomas Scarratt, in i860, and died in Rainsboro, Highland 
County, Ohio, in 1864. Her husband, Thomas Scarratt, 
survived her m.any years, and died in Greenfield, Ohio, about 
1894. To them were born two children, as follows: 

/. — Clara Scarratt, who married William Browning. Resi- 
dence, Rainsboro, Ohio. 

//. — Eaura Scarratt, who married a Mr. Zimmerman, lives 
in' Kansas, and has several children. 

4. Ann McHugh, a daughter of Michael and x\nn Cummins 
Steen McHugh, was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, May 
3^, 1831. Residence, Rainsboro, Highland County, Ohio. 

5. Edward McHugh, the only son of Michael and Ann Cum- 
mins Steen IMcHugh, was born in Miami County, Ohio, 



268 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEKN FAMILY. 

September 25, 1838. He was ordained an elder in the M. E. 
Church at Oxford, Butler County, Ohio, by Bishop Matthew 
Simpson, September 9, i860. He has been a minister of the 
M. E. Church in Cincinnati Conference for forty years. 
He has been connected with several churches in Cincinnati, 
and his pastorate in that city has extended over sixteen 
years. He is now (1900) pastor of the York Street M. E. 
Church, and has recently received a large accession to his 
church. He was married, May 25, 1858, to Anna E. Lieu- 
rance, who took an active part in the Woman's Crusade in 
1872, and died in Georgetown, Ohio, November 11, 1879. 
Rev. Edward McHugh was married a second time, Septem- 
ber 25, 1889, to Mary E. Shafor, who still survives. Resi- 
dence, Cincinnati, Ohio. To the Rev. Edward and Anna E. 
Lieurance McHugh were born six children, as follows: 

I. — Ida Noble McHugh was born in Sugar Tree Ridge, 
Highland County, Ohio, May 25, 1859. She was married 
to Rev. F. M. Kirgan, now (1900) pastor of Fairmount M. 
E. Church, Cincinnati, Ohio. To them were born two 
children, as follows: 

1. Edna R. Kirgan, 

2. Bertha Kirgan. 

//. — Anna Cora McHugh was born in Sharonville, Hamilton 
County, Ohio, April 13, 1861. She was married to Wil- 
liam H. Remley who. for twenty years past, has been 
connected with the public schools in Cincinnati, Ohio. 
He is now (1900) principal of the Twenty-eighth District 
School, Cincinnati, Ohio. Residence, Elmwood Place, 
Hamilton County, Ohio. To them were born two chil- 
dren, as follows: 
J. Ralph McHugh Remley. 
2. Sarah Helen Remley. 

///. — Mary Emily McHugh, the third daughter of Rev. 
Edward and Anna E. Lieurance McHugh, was bom in 
Felicity, Clermont County, Ohio, March 11, 1864, ^n^ 
died September 5, 1865, aged i year, 5 months and 15 
days. 

IV. — Edward Rees McHugh, the fourth child and eldest 
son of Rev. Edward and Anna E. Lieurance McHugh, 
was bom in New Richmond, Clermont County, Ohio, 
January 30, 1866. He was married to Bertha William- 




Rev, Edw.^rd McHugh. 



DESCENDANTS OE MATTHEW STKEN. 27 1 

son. Residence, Charlestown, Illinois. To Edward R. 
and Bertha McHugh were born the following three chil- 
dren : 

1. Anna Marie McHugh. 

2. Augustine Edward McHugh. 
5. Amos Lieurance McHugh. 

V. — FVank Owrey McHugh, the fifth child and second son of 
Rev. Edward and Anna E. Lieurance McHugh, was born 
in East Liberty, Logan County, Ohio, April 25, 1868, 
and married Florence Moss, of Elmwood Place, Ohio. 
Residence, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

VI. — Carey Weakly McHugh, the sixth and youngest child, 
the third son of Rev. Edward and Anna E. Lieurance 
McHugh, was born in Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio, 
November 4, 1870. He is in the employ of the Kimball 
Piano Company. Residence, Washington, D. C. 

6. Ellen McHugh, a daughter of Michael and Ann Cummins 
Steen McHugh, was born March 12, 1844. Residence, 
Greenfield, Ohio. 

7. Lottie McHugh, the seventh child, the sixth and youngest 
daughter of Michael and Ann Cummins Steen McHugh, was 
born in Highland County, Ohio, and died at Marshall, Mis- 
souri, April 3c, 18Q9. She was married to William Thorn- 
ton, who died in Marshall. Missouri, in the year 1889. To 
them were born two children, as follows: 

/. — Edward Thornton. Residence, Marshall, Missouri. 

II. — Anna Marie Thornton, deceased. 
HL — Jane Taylor Steen, the third child and second daughter of 
John Steen by his first wife — formerly Miss Ann Cummins 
McDole — was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania, 
February 17, 1805, and died in Hazel Dell, Lawrence County, 
Pennsylvania, July 28. iSqc. aged 85 years, 5 months and 11 
days. She was married in Hartstown, Crawford County, 
Pennsylvania, June 25, T825, to George Owrey, one of the 
first settlers, he having been born in Adamsville, Crawford 
County, Pennsylvania, September 15, 1802, and died in Hazel 
Dell, Pennsylvania, October 22, 1873, ^iged yi years, i month 
and 7 days. To them were born the following eight children, 
all born in Adamsville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. 
I. Mary Ann Owrey, the eldest child, was born 2, 

1826. She was twice married, first in Newport, January 19, 

1843, to John Gow, he havmg been born in Scotland, by 



2'ji BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

whom she had two children. She was married a second 

time, about 1850, to a Mr. Nye, by whom she had nine 

children. The foUowmg are her children in the order of 

birth: 

/. — John Gow WSL£. born in New Castle, Lawrence County, 
Pennsylvania, about 1844, and died in Dennison, Ohio, 
about 1882, aged 38 years, 5 months and 11 days. He was 
an engineer on the Pan-handle Railroad, He was mar- 
ried, and has a grandchild now living. 

//. — Isabel Gow was born about 1846; was married, and died 
m Virginia, aged 38 years. 

///. — Pernina Nye — 

IV. — Dan. Nye — 

twin children, born about 1851, and died when two weeks 
old. 

V. — George A. Nye was born March 5, 1853. He was mar- 
ried to Rebecca Duncan by whom he had four children. 

VI. — Nathaniel Nye was born December 6, 1854. He was 
married to Mana Fowler. 

VII. — Margaret J. Nye was born February 15, 1857. She 
was married to M. Main, by whom she had one child. 

VIII. — Alvin L. Nye was born March 4, 1859. He was mar- 
ried to Florence Marshall, by whom he had two children. 

IX. — James M. Nye was born July 24, 1861, and died — . 

X. — Thomas Nye was born May 18, 1866. He was married 
to Carrie Carnwick, by whom he had four children. 

XI. — Martin Nye was born about 1868. He was mar- 
ried to M. Newton, by whom he had six children. 

Mrs. Mary Ann Nye now has two great-grandchildren, 
one by the name of Gow, and the other by the name of 
Nye. She resides at Hazel Dell, Pennsylvania. 

2. John H. Owrey, the second child and eldest son of George 
and Jane T. Steen Owrey, was born July 13, 1828. He was 
married in 1850, and died in Hazel Dell, Pennsylvania, 
March 25, [871, in the 43d year of his age. 

3. Isabel J. Owrey, the third child and second daughter of 
George and Jane T. Steen Owrey, was born December 28, 
1830. She was married in New Castle, Pennsylvania, 
December 25, 1848, to John Frazier, and died in Allegheny 



DESCENDANTS OF MATTHEW STEEN. 273 

City, Pennsylvania, February 28, 1871, aged 40 years and 2 
months. 

4. James M. Ovvrey, die fourth child and second son of George 
and Jane T. Steen Owrey, was born August 16, 1836. He 
enlisted m the army, in Com.pany A, Seventy-sixth Regi- 
ment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, October i, 1861 ; 
was promoted to First Sergeant November 23, 1863, and 
was honorably discharged October i, 1864, having faith- 
fully served his country three years. He was married in 
New Castle, Pennsylvania, September 23, 1858, to Lizzie 
Watson, and died in Eeaver Falls, Pennsylvania, March 31. 
1878, aged 41 years, 7 months and 15 days. 

5. Martin Van Buren Owrey, the fifth child and third son of 

George and Jane T. Steen Owrey, was born 13, 

1840. He enlisted in the army May i, 1862. He spent 
most of his time in the United States service as a nurse in 
the hospital in Virginia. He was married in New Castle, 
Pennsylvania, July 18, 1857, to Rachel Mick. 

6. Maggie J. Owrey. the sixtii child and third daughter of 
George and Jane T. Steen Owrey, was born March 31, 1841. 
She was married in New Castle. Pennsylvania, July 7, 1857, 
to Philo D. Garrett, and died in Beaver Falls, Beaver County, 
Pennsylvania. 

7. Hettie D. Owrey, the seventh child and fourth daughter of 
George and Jane T. Steen Owrey, was born April i, 1844. 
She was married in Ohio, Novem.ber 26, 1869, to Edward 
Mah.an, and died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 8, 
1877, aged 33 years, 7 months and 7 days. 

8. Cassie C. Owrey^ the eighth child and fifth daughter of 
George and Jane T. Steen Owrey, was born August 6. 1846, 
and died September 28, 1847. 

IV. — John Cummins Steen, the fourth child and second son of 
John Steen by his first wife, Ann Cummins McDole, was born 
m Beaver, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, January 31, 1807, 
and died unmarried in 1833, aged 26 years. 

V. — Margaret Steen, the fifth child and third daughter of John 
Steen and his first wife, Ann Cummins McDole. was born in 
Beaver, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, January 17, 1809. and 
died in youth, unmarried. 
(18) 



274 BIOGRAPHY or thk stekn family. 

VI. — Esther Steen, tlie sixth child and fourth daughter of John 
Steen and his first wife, Ann Cummins AIcDole Steen, was 
born in DarHngton, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, September 
Q. 1811, and died September 9, 1884, aged 73 years. She was 
married to Henry Owrey, June 8, 1826, he having been born 
in 1805, and died February i, 1890, aged 84 years. To them 
were born the following ten children, the first seven of whom 
Avere born in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, and the other 
three at places mentioned : 

1. Mary Jane Owrey, the eldest child, a daughter of Henry and 
Esther Steen Owrey, was born October 20, 1828. She was 
married January 28, 185 1. to Samuel Long. To them were 
born nine children, all born in Lawrence Countv, Pennsvl- 
vania. Residence, Sewickley. Pennsylvania. 

/. — Mary E. Long, the eldest child of Samuel and ]\Iary J. 
Owrey Long, was born September 18, 1851. She was 
married, March 12, 1868, to David Eye, he having been 
born in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, March 13. 1843. 
To them VN^ere born the following nine children, all born 
in Lawrence County.. Pennsvlvania: 

1. Reuben Frank Eye was born September 6, 1868, and 
died (having been killed) August 17, 1895, aged 27 
years. He was married to Jennie Brown November 8, 
1894. 

2. Samuel T. Eye was born April 9, 1870. He was mar- 
ried to Emma Sigler, January 17, 1892. 

J. Mary J. Eye was born May 8. 1872. 

4. Sarah A. Eye was born July 31. 1874. She was mar- 
ried to William McDanel, November 2, 1892. 

5. Willis Henry Eye was born July 10, 1877. 

6. John S. Eye was born February 29, 1880. 

7. Maud M. Eye was born April 2, 1884. 

8. Alice S. Eye was bom October 18, 1887. 
p. Elmer Eye was born July 2, 1889. 

2. Adam Owrey, the second ciiild and eldest son of Henry and 
Esther Steen Owrey was born March 15, 1831. He was 
married Julv 3, 1855, to Clara Gibson. Residence, Ironton, 
Ohio. 

3. Anna Eliza Owrev, the third child and second daughter of 



DKSCKNDA.NTS OF MATTHKW STKKN. 275 

Henry and Esther Steen Owrey, was born June 9, 1834, and 
died in infancy. 

4. Matthew Steen Owrey, the fourth child and second son of 
Henry and Esther Steen Owrey, was born March 6, 1837, 
and died in infancy. 

5. Margaret Maria Owrey, the fifth child and third daughter 
of Henry and Esther Steen Owrey, was born April 15, 1838. 
She was married October 10, i860, to William H. Clark. 
Residence, West Williamsfield, Ohio. 

6. Joseph Ball Owrey, the sixth child and third son of Henry 
and Esther Steen Owrey, was born January 20, 1841. He 
enlisted in the army, September 10, 186 [, in Company A, 
Seventy-sixth Pennsylvania Infantry, and was killed at Fort 
Wagner, South Carolina, July 23, 1863, in the 23d year of 
his age. 

7. Matilda i\nn Owrey, the seventh child and fourth daughter 
of Henry and Esther Steen Owrey, was born March 30, 1845. 
She was married August i, 1868, to William T. Shurlock, he 
having been born in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Novem- 
ber 28, 183 1. Residence, Wampum, Pennsylvania. To 
them eight children were born, all born in Lawrence County, 
Pennsylvania. 

/. — Elizabeth Shurlock was born March 18, 1869. She was 
married December 5, 1889, to Robert McAnlis. Resi- 
dence, Wampum, Pennsylvania. 

i/.-^Sara Lillian Shurlock was born July 30, 1871. 

///. — Margaret IVIcAnlis Shurlock was born August 8, 1874. 

She was married November 17, 1898, to Charles W. 

Cross. Residence, near Moravia, Pennsylvania. 
IV. — Anna Calheryne Shurlock was born August 4, 1877. 
V. — William Samuel Shurlock was born September la, 1880. 
VI. — Thomas Shurlock was born January 9, 1883. and died 

in infancy. 
VII. — Charles Parkhurst Shurlock was born July i, 1884. 
F///.— Ethel Claire Shurlock was born May 28, 1890. 

8. John Cummins Owrey, the eighth child and fourth son of 
Henry and Esther Steen Owrey, was born in Bridgewater, 
Pennsylvania, May 18, 1848. Residence, Baltimore. Mary- 
land. 



276 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STKKN FAMILY. 

9. Charles Henry Owrey, the ninth child and fifth son of 
Henry and Esther Steen Owrey, was born in New Castle, 
Pennsylvania, February 28, 185 1. He was married Novem- 
ber 10, 1874, to Margaret Robinson, she having been born 
July 25, 1852. Residence, New Castle, Pennsylvania. To 
them were born eight children, as follows, all born in New 
Castle, Pennsylvania: 

/. — Joseph Edward Owrey was born May 7, 1876. 

//. — William Oscar Owrey was born November 14, 1877. 

///. — Andrew G. Owrey was born April 16, 1880. 

IV. — Mabel-Claire Owrey was born May 7, 1884. 

V. — Richard Owrey was born April 20, 1886. 

VI. — Sarah J. Owrey was born March 13, 1888. 

VII. — Rhoda Belle Owrey was born December 3, 1889. 

VIII — Fannie M. Owrey was born December 19, i8gi. 

10. William Oscar Owrey, the tenth child and sixth son of 
Henry and Esther Steen Owrey, was born at New Castle, 
Pennsylvania, May 24, 1853. He was married to Nellie 
Messhemer. Residence, Weston, Ohio. 

Vn. — Eliza Steen, the seventh child and fifth daughter of John 
Steen and his first v»'ife, Ann Cummins McDole Steen, was 
born in Petersburgh, Mahoning County, Ohio, July 16, 1816. 
She was niarried May 15, 1834, to James C. Mitchell, a mer- 
chant and shoemaker, he having been born near Greenville, 
Pennsylvania, October 14, 1813, and was drowned at sea 
between Cuba and New York. To them were born the fol- 
lowing four children: 

1. William Mitchell was born February 28, 1835. and died 
December 29, 1867, leaving no posterity. 

2. John Steen Mitchell was born November 29, 1836. He was 
married July 3, i860, to Margaret Luse, a daughter of David 
and Ellen Luse, of Kennard, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, 
she having been born March 25, 1834. Residence, Harts- 
town, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. To John S. and 
Margaret L. Mitchell were born the following three chil- 
dren. 

/. — Sarah M. Mitchell was .born March 28, 1861. She was 
married August 24, 1882, to Myron M. Miller, of Harts- 
town, Pennsylvania, he having been born Februarv 22. 



DESCENDANTS OF MATTHEW STEEN. 277 

1859. Residence, Hartstown, Pennsylvania. To Myron 
M. and Sarah M. Miller were born the following three 
children: 

1. Rollin Steen Miller was born June 23, 1883, and died 
April 9, 1887, in the 4th year of his age. 

2. Samuel Marcus Miller was born April 8, 1889. 
5. James Milo Miller was born November 3, 1893. 

//. — Ellen M. Mitchell, the second daughter of John S. and 
Margaret L. Mitchell, was born June 27, 1862. She was 
married December 2, 1886, to Harry P. McElroy, of Sum- 
merville, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, he having been 
born August 21, 1856. Residence, 153 Herron Avenue, 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. To Harry P. and Ellen M. 
McElroy were born the following four children: 

1. Marguerite Pritner McElroy was born December 24, 
1888. 

2. Marjorie Sarah McElroy was born July 26, 1890. 

J. Myron Mitchell McElroy was born November 17, 1898, 
and died November 3, 1899, aged almost one year. 

4. Harry Kenneth McElroy was born November_i9, 1898 
and died January 4, 1899, aged less than two months 
The two last-named were twins. 

///. — James C. Mitchell, the third child and only son of John 

5. and Margaret L. Mitchell, was born xA.ugust 23. 1864. 
He was married May 8, 1887, to Lottie Barbour, of Ken- 
nard, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, she having been bom 
April 28, 1864. Residence, Atlantic, Crawford County, 
Pennsylvania. To James C. and Lottie Barbouc Mitchell 
were born the follov/ing six children: , 

1. John Thurman Mitchell v/as born February 11, 1888. 

2. Myron Malcolm Mitchell was born February 11, 1890. 
J. Alice Marie Mitchell was born April 14, 1891, and died 

August 9, 1893, ^ged 2 years, 3 months and 26 days. 
//. William Max Mitchell was born August 23, 1893. 

5. James Milton Mitchell, a twin brother of the preceding, 
was born August 23, 1893, and died September 4, 1896, 
aged 3 years and 12 days. 

6. Donna Crystal Mitchell was born January 13, 1897. 



278 BIOGRAPHY Ol? THi; STKKN I^AMILY. 

3. Sarah Mitchell, the third child and eldest daughter of James 
C. and Eliza Steen Mitchell, was born October 31, 1838, and 
died September 29, 1874, aged 35 years, 10 months and 29 
days. 

4. Annie Mitchell, the fourth and youngest child of James C. 
and Eliza Steen Mitchell, was born December 11. 1839, and 
died October 14, 1840, aged 10 months and 3 days. 

Eliza Steen Mitchell, the seventh child and fifth daughter of 
John and Ann Cummins McDole Steen, was married a second 
time, July 29, 1842, to Joseph Ball — a farmer, — of Adams- 
ville, Pennsylvania, lie havmg been born June 29. 1815, and 
died in Garden Valley, California, in May, 1891, in the 76th 
year of his age. Mrs. Eliza Steen Mitchell Ball died in Can- 
ton, Lewis County, Missouri, March 31, 1886, aged 69 years, 
3 months and 16 days. To Joseph and Eliza Steen Mitchell 
Ball were born five children, as follows: 

5. George W. Ball, the eldest child of his father, but the fifth 
child of his mother, Eliza Steen Mitchell Ball, was born June 
30, 1843, ^'^cl died June 21, 1898, aged 54 years, 11 months 
and 21 days. He was married, September 13, 1866, to 
Morilla J. DuMars, of Kennard, Pennsylvania. She having 
been born March 13, 1846, and still resides at Kennard, 
Mercer County, Pennsylvania. To George W. and Morilla 
J. Ball was born one child, as follows: 

/. — Nannie Belle Ball was born July 15, 1876. 

6. Morrow B. L. Ball, the second son of Joseph, but the sixth 
• child O'f Eliza Steen Mitchell Ball, was born February 26, 

1845, and died July 2, 1865, aged 20 years, 4 months and 6 
days. 

7. Joseph VV. Ball, the third son of Joseph Ball, being the sev- 
enth child of his wife, Eliza Steen Mitchell Ball, was born 
in Hancock County, Illinois, near Nauvoo, November 9, 
1847. He was married by the Rev. Thomas Musgrove, of 
the Baptist Church, at the home of his wife's parents, in 
Walnut Grove, Clarke County, Missouri, June 4, 1871, to 
Annie E. Childers, a daughter of R. L. and Mary Childers, 
she having been born July 2, 1853. Residence, Oklahoma, 
Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Territory. Rev. Joseph W 
Ball writes as follows, giving additional information con- 
cerning the family : 



DESCENDANTS OF MATTHEW STEEN. 279 

Oklahoma City, March 3, 1900. 
My parents removed from Hancock County, Illinois, to Fort 
Madison, Iowa, where we resided for several years. From this 
place fatlier made his first trip to California, in 1851, leaving his 
three boys, George, Morrow and myself, with mother. He was 
gone three years and six months, when he returned home and 
remained three years and three months. The family then 
removed to Macon City, Missouri, from which place father went 
to Pike's Peak, remaining two years and six months. During this 
time the Civil War broke out, and mother removed with the 
family to Adams County, Illinois, where we all remained until 
lather returned to us, in 1861. We continued at this place until 
the spring of 1863, when father and mother thought best to return 
CO California again, wh'ch v.-o did. We started April 28, 1863, 
going overland. We had to use horses and wagons, and father 
had ^--elected the very best that could be had. We drove to 
Keokuk, Iowa; the roads being muddy, we shipped to Eddyville, 
and then drove over to Omaha, where we organized into a train 
numbering twenty-six wagons. Father was appointed Captain 
of the train, and we traveled up the North Platte River for nine 
Hundred miles. We had many adventures, too numerous to 
mention, but there was one incident which I will relate. At 
Horse Shoe Bend, on the Platte River, we were attacked by the 
Sioux Indians, who succeeded in capturing our horses, leaving 
only one horse in the entire train. Fortunately for father, he 
was traveling with a train of ox teams, and had extra yokes 
nnd bows, so that we were able to get started again, and finally 
reached Uncle Wells Phillips, who lived four miles from the 
summit, where we stopped for a while and rested up. We then 
went on to Sacramento, California, where we remained two years, 
and returned to the State-i-, by way of the Isthmus of Panama, 
thence to New York, and from there to Mercer County, Pennsyl- 
vania, where Brother John S. Mitchell and family lived, and near 
the place whore father and mother were brought up and married. 
From that place fatlier nnd mother, brother Dan and sister Mary 
went West to Illinois, leaving brother George and myself in 
Mercer County, Pennsylvania, where George was married. Soon 
after his marriage I also went West, to where father and mother 
were. Not long afterwards I went over into Lewis County, Mis- 
souri, where I remained for some time, forming quite a number 
of new acquaintances, among whom I was enabled to select a 
most worthy and lovable wife, and a new era was begun in my 
life, in 1887, at the age of forty years, I was licensed to preach 
In the M. E. Church (South), in Knox County, Missouri. In the 
fall of 1893 I was transferred to the Indians Mission Conference; 
naving a justifiable cause, I withdrew from this Conference and 
joined the Congregational Church. I am now a licensed minister 
HI the Southeast Association of the Congregational Church, and 
have three appointments. I am living on my farm, eight miles 
west of Oklahoma City, in what is called the wheat belt, and 
the wheat is looking well at this writing. We have had fourteen 
'^;hildren. thirteen of whom are still living — eight boys and five 
girls ; twelve were born in Missouri and the two last in Oklahoma 
Territorj'. We have two children married, but no grandchildren. 
I am yours, Joseph W. Ball. 



28o BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

The following are the living- children of Joseph W. and 

Annie E. Ball: 

/. — Morrow B. Ball was born March 16. 1872. 

//. — Robert Leonard Ball was born July 10, 1873. He was 
married in Montana to Miss Jessie Foy. 

HI. — Myra N. Ball was born April 27, 1875. 

IV. — Joseph Harvey Ball was born May 24, 1877. 

V. — Arthur Lewis Ball was born March 3, 1880. 

VI. — Katie M. Ball was born May 15, 1881. She was mar- 
ried to George McMurry, of Missouri. 

j>7/._Nora B. Ball was born 18, 1882. 

VIII. — Samuel F. Ball was born January 4, 1886. 

IX. — Annie S. Ball was born December 16, 1888. 

X. — Decoy Ball was born June 5, 1890. 

XI. — Nellie F. Ball was born March 22, 1892. 

XII. — Freddie B. Ball was born February 9, 1894. 

X///.— Mary Ruth Ball was born July i, 1896. 

8. Daniel Renehart Ball, the fourth son of Joseph Ball, but 
the eighth child oi his wife, Eliza Steen Mitchell Ball, was 
born June 29, 1854. He was married October 10. 1881, to 
Melvina J. Job, she having been born July 10, 1863. Resi- 
dence, Canton, Lewis County, Missouri. 

9. Mary Belle Ball, the tifth child and only daughter of Joseph 
Ball, but the ninth child of his wife, Eliza Steen Mitchell Ball, 
was born June 10, 1857. She was married March 12, 1883, 
to Alletta C. Johnson, of Canton, Lewis County, Missouri, 
he having been born September 16, 1858. To Alletta C. and 
Mary Belle Ball Johnson was born one son, as follows: 

/. — Joseph Hamilton Johnson was born October i, 1884. 
Residence, Canton, Lewis County, Missouri. 
VHL — Hugh Barnes Steen, the eighth child and third son of 
John Steen, the eldest child by his second wife. Catherine 
Barnes Steen, was born in Westmoreland County. Pennsyl- 
vania, January 13, 1819, and died in New Castle, Pennsylvania. 
April 13, 1887. He was married near Enon, Lawrence County, 
Pennsylvania, March 24, 1843, to Ann Johnston, she having 
been born m County Fermaugh, Ireland. September 25. 1819. 
and died in New Castle, Pennsylvania, May 23, 1897, in the 
78th year of her age. They were both earnest Christians, 



DESCKND\NTS OF MyVTTHEW STEEN. 201 

members of the United Presbyterian Church, and brought up 
their family in the fear of the Lord. Their bodies now rest in 
Greenwood cemetery, New Castle, Pennsylvania. Ann John- 
ston came with her parents to this country in 1825, and located 
first near Darlington, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, and later 
near Enon, Pennsylvania, where her young womanhood was 
spent. The family came to New Castle, Pennsylvania, about 
1854, where they afterwards resided. To Hugh Barnes and 
Ann Johnston Steen were born the following eight children: 

1. William Johnston Steen, the eldest son of Capt. Hugh B. 
and Ann J. Steen, was born in Bridgewater, Beaver County, 
Pennsylvania, April 27, 1844. He enlisted in the army June 
2^, 1863, and was discharged August 26, 1863. He was 
married at Tarr Farm, Pennsylvania, September 7. 1871, to 
Lucy Ann Parker, who died in Olean, New York. January 9, 
1880. He was married a second time in Leadville, Colorado, 
in 1884, to Mrs. Franklin De Tour. Residence, Cripple 
Creek, Colorado. To William J. Steen and his first wife 
were born two children, as follows: 

/. — Edgar Parker Steen, the eldest son of William J. and 

Lucy A. Steen, was born at Tarr Farm, Pennsylvania, 

June 14, 1872. 
11. — William Lewis Steen, the second son of William J. and 

Lucy A. Steen, was born at Tarr Farm, Pennsylvania, 

April 21, 1874. 

2. Mara Louisa Steen, the second child and eldest daughter of 
Capt. Hugh B. and Ann Johnston Steen, was born in Butler 
County, Pennsylvania, September 16, 1846. She was mar- 
ried in New Castle, Pennsylvania, December 28. 1869, to 
Richard Addison Parks, who died January 24, 1889. They 
have no children. Residence, New Castle, Pennsylvania. 

3. Anna Catherine Steen, the third child and second daughter 
of Capt. Hugh B. and Ann Johnston Steen, was born in 
Butler County, Pennsylvania, January 13, 1849. She 
removed with her parents to New Castle, Pennsylvania, abotit 
1854, where her permanent home has been ever since. 
Being a faithful and very successful teacher, she has spent 
much of her time teaching in other localities. She is a 
devout Christian, and a very useful member of society. Her 
mother lived for fortv-three vears in the same house in New 



282 lJIOv",RAl'IlV OF TIIIC STlilrCN FAMILY. 

Castle, Pennsylvania, No. 118 South Jefferson Street, which 
is still the resilience of herself and youngest brother. 

4. Jolni Walker Steen, the fourth child and second son of 
Capt. Hugh B, and Ann Johnston Steen, was born in Butler 
County, Pennsylvania, July 15. 185 1. He was married in 
Olean," New York, July 15,' 1880, to Ida May Parker. They 
have had no children. John W. Steen died in Leadville, 
Coloracio, November 19, 1880, in the 29th year of his age. 

5. Elizabeth Eudora Steen .the fifth child and third daughter of 
Capt. Hugh B. and i\nn Johnston Steen, was born in Butler 
County, Pennsylvania, November 15, 1853, and died in New 
Casile, Pennsylvania, December 25, 1856, in the fourth year 
of her age. 

6. Robert Lewis Steen, the sixth child and third son of Capt. 
Hugh B. and Ann Johnston Steen, was born in New Castle, 
Pennsylvania, November 11, 1856. R. Lewis Steen still 
resides m New Castle, Pennsylvania. 

7. Hugh Craig Steen, the seventh child and fourth son of Capt. 
Hugh B. and Ann Johnston Steen, was born in New Castle, 
Pennsylvania, January i, 1859. He was married in Buffalo, 
New York, April 20, 1887, to Sara Myers. Residence, New 
Castle, Pennsylvania. To them were born the following four 
children : 

/. — Alice Catherine Steen. the eldest daughter of H. Craig 
and Sara Myers Steen, was born in New Castle, Pennsyl- 
vania, February 26, 1888, and died July 31, 1888. 

//.—Mary Ethel Steen, the second daughter of H. Craig and 
Sara Myers Steen, was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania, 
October 9, 1889, and died July 9, 1890. 

///. — Helen Marguerite Steen, the third daughter of H. 
Craig and Sara Myers Steen, was born in New Castle, 
Pennsylvania, June 21, 1891, and died July 27, 1891. 

IV. — Etta May Steen, the fourth daughter of H. Craig and 
Sara Myers Steen, was born in Buffalo, New York, June 
28, 1892, and died in New Castle, Pennsylvania, March 29, 
1899, in the seventh year of her age. 

8. Andrew Jackson Steen, the eighth child, the fifth and young- 
est son of Capt. Hugh Barnes and Ann Johnston Steen, was 
])orn in New Castle, Pennsylvania, July 28, 1863. He was 
married in Yoimgstown, Ohio, fnlv 28. 1886. to Ida Mav 



DESCEXDANTS OE MATTHEW STEEN. 283 

Roland, who died in New Castle, Pennsylvania, November 

25, 1887. Residence, No. 118 Sonth Jefferson Street, New 

Castle, Pennsylvania. To them was born the following 

child: 

/. — Richard Andrew Steen, son of Andrew J. and Ida May 

Steen, was born in New Castle, Pennsvlvania, November 

18, 1887. 

IX. — Samuel Steen, the ninth child and fourth son of John Steen, 
the second by his second wife, Catherine Barnes Steen, was 
born m New Athens, Ohio, October 6, 182 1, and died in 
infancy. 

X. — Robert Lew4s Steen, the tentn child and fifth son of John 
Steen, the third by his second wife, Catherine Barnes Steen, 
was born m New Athens, Harrison County, Ohio, June 10, 
1823. He was married in Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio, 
February 29, 1849, to Mary Jane Bunting, she having been 
born in Hookstown. Beaver County, Pennsylvania, and died 
in Ravenna, Ohio, March 22, 1867. To them were born eight 
children. Robert L. Steen was married a second time, in 
Darlington, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, July 4, 187 1, to 
Nancy Bartlett Barr, who died in Osage, Kansas, May 14, 1874. 
To them was born one child. Robert L. Steen was married a 
third time in Lawrence, Kansas, in 1877 or 1878, to Mrs. Eliza- 
beth D. McOuiston. There were no children to this marriage. 
Robert L. Steen died at his home, in Lawrence, Kansas, Octo- 
ber 13, 1899, aged y6 years, 4 months and 3 da}'s. The inter- 
ment took place at Topeka, Kansas, on Monday, October 16, 
1899. For years he had been a great sufferer, confined to the 
house and to his bed for the last four months. His affliction 
was cancer of the face, which at last reached his brain. Fie 
was not entirely rational for the last two weeks of his life, but 
he had said he was ready and waiting for God to take him 
home. Death was to him a happy release. Family residence, 
Lawrence, Kansas. 

i. Myra Louisa Stccn, the eldest daughter of Robert L. and 
Mary J. Steen, was born in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, 
October 22, 1849. She was married in New Galilee, Beaver 
County, Pennsylvania, October 20, 1870, to John Samuel 
Porter, he having been born in Allegheny County, Pennsyl- 
vania, October it, 1848. They are both members of the 
Sixth United Presbvterian Church of Pittsburoh. Resi- 



284 BIOGRAPHY OF THK STEEN FAMILY. 

deuce, izy Hailman Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. To 

them were born the following five children: 

/. — Charles Robert Porter was born May 29, 1872. 

//. — George Porter was born August 18, 1875. 

///. — John Francis Porter was born June 26, 1878. 

IV . — Vernon Harry Porter was born November 4, 1880. 

V . — Edward Alilligan Porter was born November 26. 1885. 

2. Robert Alexander Steen, the second child and eldest son of 
Robert L. and Mary J. Steen, was born in Bridgewater, 
Beaver County, Pennsylvania, May 7, 1852. He was mar- 
ried in Council Grove, Kansas, February 27, 1877, to Clara 
Alice Dillon, she having been born in Darlington, Beaver 
County, Pennsylvania. July 20, 1856. Robert A. Steen was 
County Commissioner of Otero County, Colorado. Resi- 
dence, La Junta, Colorado. To them were born the follow- 
ing children : 

/. — Sarah Armstrong Steen, the eldest child of Robert A. 

and Clara A. Steen, was born in Trinidad, Colorado, April 

15, 1881. 
//. — Walter Strieby Steen, the second* child of Robert A. 

and Clara A. Steen, was born in Council Grove, Kansas, 

February 12, 1884. 

3. Lucy Althea Steen, the third child and second daughter of 
Robert ly. and Mary J. vSteen, was born in Lawrence County, 
Pennsylvania, January 14, 1853. She was married in 
Topeka, Kansas, March 6, 1873. to Alpheus Hodges, he hav- 
ing been born in Cambridgeboro, Pennsylvania. May 4, 
1845. Residence, Lakewood, Chautauqua County, New 
York. To them were born the following six children : 

/. — Arthur P. Plodges was born in Osage Citv, Kansas, 

November 16, 1874. 
//.—Laura M. Hodges was born in Scranton, Osage County, 

Kansas, July 14, 1876. 
///. — Ralph A. Hodges was born in Topeka, Kansas, June 

8, 1878. 
IV . — Alice G. Hodges was born in Topeka, Kansas. April 

21, 1880, and died in Scranton, Kansas, August 4. 1880. 
V . — John P. Hodges was born in Watts Flats, Chautauqua 

County, New York, March 12, 1882. 



DESCENDANTS OF MATTHEW STEEN. 285 

VI. — Myra L. Hodges was born in Watts Flats, New York, 
January 3, 1885, and died at the same place, January 20, 
1886. 

4. Charles Henry Oman Steen, the fourth child and second 
son of Robert L. and Mary Jane Steen. was born in Wells 
County, Indiana, October 8. 1854. He was married in 
Darlington, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, October 23, 1877, 
to Alary Alice Hanna, she having been born in Darlington, 
Pennsylvania, August 8, 1854. Residence, Champaign, Illi- 
nois. To them were born two children, as follows: 

/. — William Charles Steen was born in Newton, Kansas, 
July 29, 1878. 

//. — Henry Socorro Steen was born in Socorro, New Mex- 
ico, September 29, 1880. 

5. Lewis Morgan Steen, the fifth child and third son of Robert 
L. and Mary J. Steen, was born in Huntington, Indiana, 
June 30, 1857. H!e was married in Scranton, Kansas, 
March 15, 1877, to Ida May Baxter, she having been born 
in Osage County, Kansas, January 23, 1861. Residence, 
La Junta, Colorado. To them were born the following four 
children : 

7. — Hattie Myra Steen was born in Scranton. Kansas, Sep- 
tember 29, 1878. 

77. — Lena Alice Steen was born in Scranton, Kansas, r.iarch 
29, 1 88 1. 

777. — John Engle Steen was born in Engle, New Mexico, 
April 2, 1884. 

IV. — Theo Mamie Steen was born in Scranton. Kansas, 
September 13. 1886. 

6. John Norton Steen, the sixth child and fourth son of Robert 
L. and Mary J. Steen, was born in Hannibal, Missouri, June 
27, 1859. He has been an engineer of the Santa Fe Rail- 
road ever since 1879. He was married in Topeka, Kansas, 
December 25, 1884, to Cordelia Pasley, a daughter of Wil- 
liam Thomas and Mary Adaline Pasley, she having been 
born in Jackson County, Missouri, December 10, 1866. 
Residence, Edmond, Oklahoma Territory. To them was 
born one son, as follows: 

7. — Charles John Steen was born in Engle, New Mexico, 
January 12, 1886. 



286 BIOGKAl'HY OF THE STEEN . FAMILY. 

7. N'crnon Elliott Steeii. the seventh child 'and fifth son of 
Robert L. and Mary J. Steen, was born in Hannibal, Mis- 
souri. May 3, 1861. He was married in Kansas City, Mis- 
souri. September 17, 1885, to Minta Elizabeth Powell, she 
having been born in Sparta, Indiana, September 16, 1867. 
They have no children. Residence, Kansas City, Missouri. 

8. Hattie Hill Steen, the eighth child and third daughter of 
Robert Lewis and Mary Jane Bunting Steen, was born in 
Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio, December 30. 1862, and 
died in Council Grove, Kansas, December 27, 1874, in the 
1 2th year of her age. 

q. George Barr. Steen, the ninth child and sixth son of Robert 
Lewis Steen, the only child by his second wife, Nancy Bart- 
lett Barr Steen, was born in Topeka, Kansas, September 9. 
1872 — a clerk. Residence, Topeka, Kansas. 
XL — Maria Steen, the eleventh child of John Steen, the fourth 
child and eldest daughter by his second wife, Catherine Barnes 
Steen. was born in Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, January 3. 
1826. and died suddenly of paralysis at Lidustry, Pennsylvania, 
fanuary 8, 1894, aged 68 years and 5 days. She was married 
bv the Rev. A. Bowers in Bridgewater, Beaver County. Penn- 
sylvania, October 29, 1846, to Eli A/TcNees. who died April 16, 
T891. To them was born one child, as follows: 
I. Everette H. McNees, the only child of Eli and Maria Steen 
McNees, was born February 11, 1865. 
XH. — Mara Louisa Steen, the twelfth child and seventh daughter 
of John Steen, the second by his second wnfe. Catherine Barnes 
Steen, was born in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. February 
26, 1829. and died in 1846. unmarried, aged 17 years. 



CHAPTER IV. 



Joseph Steen, the fourth child and third son of Matthew and 
Jane Taylor Steen, was born in Cannonsburgh, Washington 
County. Pennsylvania. March i. 1781, his parents having removed 
from Philadelphia, or Eastern Pennsylvania, to that place in 1780. 
He was married in Washington County, Pennsylvania, about 



DESCENDANTS OF My\TTHEW STEEN. 287 

1804, to Elizabeth Steen (a cousin or second cousin, called 
"Betsy "j, and soon afterwards removed to Cadiz, Harrison 
County, Ohio, wliere all their children were born. The family 
afterwards returned to Pennsylvania, where Joseph Steen and 
his wife spent the remainder of their lives. To Joseph and Eliza- 
beth Steen were born the following five children : 

I. — Jane Steen, the eldest child, a daughter of Joseph and Eliza- 
beth Steen, was born in Cadiz, Ohio, about 1805. She was 
never married, but lived a useful life, and died at the age of 80 
years. 

II. — James Steen, the second child and eldest son of Joseph and 
Elizabeth Steen, was born in Cadiz, Ohio, about 1808. He was 
married to Elizabeth Chatley (called "Betsy"), near Darlington, 
Beaver Cormty, Pennsylvania, probably about 1830, and died 
a few years later. To James and Eli^abeth Chatley Steen were 
born two children, as follows: 

1. Frank Steen was born probably about 1832. 

2. Joseph Steen w^as probably born about 1834. 

III. — John Steen, the third child and second son of Joseph and 
Elizabeth Steen, was born in Cadiz, Ohio, about 1810. He 
was married in New Castle, Pennsylvania, probably about 
1834, to Eliza Cam.pbell, and both of them, died in Penn- 
sylvania. To them were born two children, as follows: 

1. Maria Steen. 

2. Eliza J. Steen. 

IV. — Matthew Steen, the fourth child and third son of Joseph 
and Elizabeth Steen, vvas born in Cadiz, Ohio, probably about 
1812. He was married in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, to 
Anna Parks, probably about 1835, and both of them died in 
Pennsylvania. To Matthew and Anna Parks Steen were born 
the following four children: 

1 . Taylor Steen. 

2. Samuel Steen. 

3. Sarah Ann Steen. 

4. Daniel L. Steen. 

V. — Eliza Steen. the fifth child and second daughter of Joseph 
and Elizabeth Steen, was born in Cadiz, Harrison County, 
Ohio, April 15, 18 15, and died in New Castle, Pennsylvania, 



288 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STECN FAMILY. 

December 2, 1892, aged "jj years. 7 tiionths and 17 days. She 
was married near Darlington, Pennsylvania, about 1840, to 
David Crawford, he having been born in Beaver County, Penn- 
sylvania. March 31. 1802. and died in 1878. aged 76 years. To 
them were born the following six children: 

1. Joh.n Crawford, the eldest son of David and Eliza Steen 
Crawford, was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania. January 
17, 1842. He was married in October. 1867. to Sophia 
Branch, and brought up a family of children. 

2. James Crawford, the second child of David and Eliza Steen 
Crawford, a twin brother of the preceding, was born in New 
Castle, Pennsylvania, January 17, 1842, and died in infancy.. 

3. Eliza J. Crawford, the third child and eldest daughter of 
David and Eliza Steen Crawford, was born in New Castle, 
Pennsylvania. January 22, 1846. She was married Decem- 
ber 17, 1868. to vSamuel McClintock Dickson, he having 
been born in Harrisville. Butler Coimty, Pennsylvania, 
March 9. 1839. They lived in New Castle, Pennsylvania. 
To them were born two children, as follows: 

/. — Alice T- Dickson, the eldest daughter of Samuel At and 
Eliza J. Dickson, was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania, 
March 3, 1873. She was married in New Castle, Penn- 
sylvania, Julv 5, 1893. to Elmer C. Snyder, he having 
been born in Kremis. Butler County, Pennsylvania, March 
ic|. 1871. Both are devout members of the Lutheran 
Church. Residence. New Castle. Pennsylvania. To 
them were born the following children: 

1. Ralph Dickson Snyder was l)orn in New Castle, Penn- 
sylvania. March 3, 1894. 

2. Silvia Elizabeth Snyder was born in New Castle, Penn- 
SAlvania, February 4. 1896. 

//. — Jessie Crawford Dickson, the second daughter of Sam- 
uel JNI. and Eliza J. Crawford Dickson, was born in New 
Castle. Pennsylvania. ( )ctober Ti, 1876. She was married 
December 8. 1896, to Norman R. Miller. Residence, 
New Castle, Pennsylvania. 

4. Margaret Crawford, the fourth child and second daughter 
of David and Eliza Steen Crawford, was born in New Castle, 
Pennsylvania, in 1847, '^'""^^ ched in her youth. 



DESCENDANTS OF MATTHEW STEEN. 289 

5. David Crawford, the fifth child and third son of David and 
EHza Steen Crawford, was born in New Castle, Pennsyl- 
vania, in 1848. He was married and brought up a family. 

6. Joseph Crawford, the sixth child and fourth son of David 
and Eliza Steen Crawford, was born in New Castle, Penn- 
sylvania, in 1852. He was married and brought up a family. 



CHAPTER V. 



Margaret Sleen, the fifth child and second daughter of Mat- 
thew and Jane Taylor Steen, was born in Cannonsburgh, Wash- 
ington County, Pennsylvania, October 4, 1782, and died in 
Beaver County, Pennsylvania, December 3, 1844, in the 63d year 
of her age. Her father was born in the north of Ireland, and her 
parents resided in Philadelphia until 1780, when they removed to 
Washington County, Pennsylvania, near Cannonsbureh. Mar- 
garet Steen removed with her parents to Beaver County, Penn- 
s)dvania. m 1804, when she was a young woman, and they located 
on what was then known as the Piatt farm, near the present site 
of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, which at that time was almost a 
wilderness. The next season after their arrival in Beaver 
County, Miss Margaret Steen met a young man who had recently 
arrived from Mt. Holly, New Jersey, his native place, a car- 
penter and cabinet-maker, who had come to the West to seek his 
fortune. His name was Daniel Reeves, and a strong mutual 
attachment sprang up between them, resulting a few years later 
in their marriage. The Reeves family are of Welsh extraction, 
and Joseph Reeves resided in Mount Holly, New Jersey, where 
his body lies buried in the Episcopal cemetery there. Among 
his children was a son, also named Joseph Reeves, who was born 
in Mt. Holly, New Jersey, July 5, 1758, and who afterwards 
married Elizabeth Toy. and brought up a family of children. 
His eldest son, Daniel Reeves, came to Beaver County, Pennsyl- 
vania, in 1805;. whew twenty-two years of age, and remained 
until death. Margaret Steen was married in 1808 on the Piatt 
fami, near Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, to Daniel Reeves, an 
excellent and devout Christian man, he having been born in Mt. 



290 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

Holly, New Jersey, in 1783, and died November 30, 1837, in the 
54th year ot his age, being- drowned in the Beaver River, To 
them were born the following eight children : 

I. — Eliza Reeves, the eldest daughter of Daniel and Margaret 
Steen Reeves, was born near Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, 
March 9, 1809, and died March 14, 1892, aged 83 years and 5 
days. She was married in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Jan- 
uary 1, 1828, to Samuel Corbus. To them were born the fol- 
lowing seven children: 

1. Mary Jane Corbus. 

2. Thankful Corbus. 

3. John Corbus. 

4. Margaret Corbus. 

5. Daniel Corbus. 

6. Jesse Corbus. 

7. Elizabeth Corbus. 

II. — Mary Jane Reeves, the second daughter of Daniel and Mar- 
garet Steen Reeves, was born near Beaver Falls. Beaver 
County, Pennsylvania, May 20, 1811, and died April 25, 1884, 
in the 73d year of her age. She was married in Beaver County, 
Pennsylvania, October 7, 1834, to David Whitla. To them 
were born the following nine children: 

1. William H. Whitla. 

2. Joseph Whitla. 

3. Elizabeth Whitla. 

4. Amanda Whitla. 

5. Esther Whitla. 

6. Margaret Ann Whitla. 

7. Henry Whitla. 

8. John Whitla. 

9. Henry Reeves Whitla. 

III. — Valariah Reeves, the third daughter of Daniel and Mar- 
garet Steen Reeves was born near Beaver Falls. Beaver 
County, Pennsylvania, March 27, 1814, and died February 18, 
1867, in the 53d year of her age. She was married near Beaver 
Falls, Pennsylvania, October 8, 1834, to William Carter. To 
them were born the following five children: 




JOPIN Rki^vKS. 



DESCENDANTS OI^ MATTH15W STEEN. 293 

1. Charles Carter. 

2. Adelaide Carter. 

3. Margaret Carter. 

4. Elizabeth Carter, 

5. John Carter. 

IV. — Joseph Reeves, the fourth child and eldest son of Daniel 
and Margaret Steen Reeves, was born near Beaver Falls, Penn- 
sylvania, February 16, 1818, and died July 2, 1876, aged 58 
years, 4 months and 16 days. He was married July 4, 1843, ^^ 
Sarah McGahey. To them were born the following five chil- 
dren : 

1. Mary Jane Reeves. 

2. Elizabeth Reeves. 

3. Margaret Reeves. 

4. John B. Reeves. 

5. James J. Reeves. 

V. — Esther Reeves, the fifth child and fourth daughter of Daniel 
and Margaret Steen Reeves, was born near Beaver Falls, 

Pennsylvania, September 29, 1820, and died . She 

was married July 8, 1841, to Henry Hippie. To them were 
born the following four children: 

1. James Hippie. 

2. William Hippie. 

3. Margaret Hippie, 

4. Thankful Hippie. 

VI. — Matthew Reeves, the sixth child and second son of Daniel 
and Margaret Steen Reeves, was born near Beaver Falls, 
Pennsylvania, February 14, 1823, and died March 31, 1823. 

VII. — John Reeves, the seventh child and third son of Daniel 
and Margaret Steen Reeves, was born near Beaver Falls, 
Pennsylvania, February 9, 1825. He is a banker and promi- 
nent business man, a member and trustee of the Presbyterian 
Church. He was married March 25, 1847, to Cynthia Murphy. 
To them, were born ten children. Residence, Beaver Falls, 
Pennsylvania. 

1. Daniel F. Reeves, the eldest son of John and Cynthia M, 
Reeves, was born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, May 6, 
1848, and died March 7, 1876, in the 28th year of his age. He 



294 



BIOGRAPHY OF THI5 STEEN FAMILY 



was married April 3, 1866, to Mary E. Smith. To them was 

born one child, a daughter, as follows : 

/, — Addie G. Reeves, daughter of Daniel F. and Mary E. 
Reeves, was born January 11, 1867. She was married 
February 5, 1885, to Mark Wisener, ]r. To them were 
born two children, as follows: 

1. Hazel Wisener w^as born May 16, 1886. 

2. Harry Wisener was born August 22, 1888. 

2. Mary A. Reeves, the second child and eldest daughter of 
John and Cynthia M. Reeves, was born in Beaver Falls, 
Pennsylvania, November 22, 1849. She was married April 
16, 1874, to J. F. Merriman. To them were born the follow- 
ing four children : 

/. Susan Merriman was born July 7, 1876. and died Decem- 
ber 14, 1877, aged I year, 5 months and 7 days. 
//. — Jessie H. Merriman was born January i, 1881. 
///. — Harry N. Merriman was born December 5, 1884. 
IV. — Ethel Navada Merriman was born November 25, 1891. 

3. Ada E. Reeves, the third child and second daughter of John 
and Cynthia M. Reeves, was born in Beaver Falls, Pennsyl- 
vania, May 17, 1852. She was married October 12, 1871, to 
H. W. Nair. To them were born two children, as follows: 

/. — Harry W. Nair was born May 11, 1872, and died Octo- 
ber 13, 1877, aged 5 years, 5 months and 2 days. 
//. — Frank M. Nair was born December 13, 1877. 

4. William H. Reeves, the fourth child and second son of John 
and Cynthia M. Reeves, was born in Beaver Falls, Pennsyl- 
vania, July 19, 1854, and died June 3, i860, in the 6th year 
of his age. 

5. John Charles Fremont Reeves, the fifth child and third son 
of John and Cynthia M. Reeves, was born in Beaver Falls, 
Pennsylvania, October 20. 1856, and died June 16, i860, in 
the 4th year of his age. 

6. Hannah Reeves, the sixth child and third daughter of John 
and Cynthia M. Reeves, was born in Beaver Falls, Pennsyl- 
vania, December 20, 1858. She was married October 2, 
1877, to James M. May. To them were born the following 
six children: 



DESCENDANTS OE MATTHEW STEEN. 295 

/. — Charles R. May was born April 3, 1879. 

//. — John W. A^ay was born October 9, 1880. 

///. — James M. May, Jr., was born October 14, 1883. 

IV. — Grace May was born November 15, 1885. 

V. — Arthur L. May was born April 10, 1887. 

VI. — Marjorie May was born December 24, 1898. 

7. Jessie Benton Reeves, the seventh child and fourth daughter 
of John and Cynthia M. Reeves, was born in Beaver Falls, 
Pennsylvania, August 13, 1861. She was married Septem- 
ber 16, 1887, to W. J. Asdale. 

8. John Toy Reeves, the eighth child and fourth son of John 
and Cynthia M. Reeves, was born in Beaver Falls, Pennsyl- 
vania, November ]i, 18G3. ^~^^ was married October 17, 
1887, to Lulu N. Knight. 

9. Grace Reeves, the ninth child and fifth daughter of John and 
Cynthia Murphy Reeves, was born in Beaver Falls, Penn- 
sylvania, September 11, 1866. She was married January 27, 
1885, to George W. Coates. To them were born the fol- 
lowing three children: 

/. — George W. Coates, Jr., was born February 21, 1886. 

//. — Eugene Coates was born February 20, 1887. and died 

February 24, 1S87. 
///. — Thomas R. Coates was born June 10, 1891. 

10. Jacob Henrici Reeves, the tenth child and fifth son of John 
and Cynthia Murphy Reeves, was born in Beaver Falls, 
Pennsylvania, June 16, 1869, and died December 18, 1876, in 
the eighth year of his age. 

VII. — Henry Taylor Reeves, the eighth child of Daniel and Mar- 
garet Steen Reeves, was born near Beaver Falls, Beaver 
County, Pennsylvania, October 14, 1827, and died in Jackson- 
ville, Florida, whither he had gone in search of health, Novem- 
ber 16, 1889, in the 63d year of his age. He was a prominent 
and successful business man in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, for 
many years, a devout Christian, a member of the Methodist 
Protestant Church, an influential and useful citizen. He. was 
married October 27, 1857, to Sarah Jane Haines. The family 
residence is at Reaver Falls, Pennsylvania. The following 
are their five children : 



296 BIOGEAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

1. Harry W. Reeves, the eldest son of Henry Taylor and Sarah 
J. Haines Reeves, was born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, 
April 21, i860. 

2. Martha Jane Reeves, the second child and only daughter of 
Henr}^ T. and Sarah J. Reeves, was born in Beaver Falls. 
Pennsylvania, April 27, 1862. 

3. Walter Reeves, the third child and second son of Henry 
T. and Sarali J. Reeves, was born in Beaver Falls, Pennsyl- 
vania, March 8, 1864, and died February 24, 1885, in the 21st 
year of his age. 

4. Romulus L. B. Reeves, the fourth child and third son of 
Henry T. and Sarah J. Reeves, was born in Beaver Falls, 
Pennsylvania, January i, 1866. 

5. Albert Reeves, the fifth and youngest son of Henry Taylor 
and Sarah Jane Haines Reeves, was born in Beaver Falls, 
Pennsylvania, June 21, 1868. and died July 30, 1877, in the 
20th year of his age. 



BOOK FIVE. 




DESCENDANTS OF JAMES STEEN. 

James Steen was born in Ireland about 1730, was married to 
Rachel Moore, about 175 1, and lived near a place called "The 
Vow," in County Antrim, Ireland, about eight Irish miles from 
Coleraine, and near the River Bann. They brought up a family 
of several children, most of whom emigrated to America. 



James Steen was born in the north of Ireland, about 1730, 
and was married about 1751 to Rachel Moore, of Moore's Lodge, 
and lived near a place called "The Vow," eight Irish miles from 
Coleraine, near the bank of the River Bann, in County Antrim, 
Province of Ulster, Ireland, where he brought up his family. 
James Steen was a man of sterling integrity of character, was 
true to his principles, and faithful in his adherence to the doc- 
trines and practices of his ancestors. A grandson, who was 
named for him, sends the following message to the writer of this 
record: "Preach Christ and him crucified to the Bethel people 
under your charge, never forgetting Christ's crown and cove- 
nant, your beautiful ancestral family pride. They boAved to no 
being but their God, and never turned the back to the foe — at 
Derry, Aughrim, the Boyne, or in defense of William's Liberating 
Army under Derry's Walls. I suppose you want to make a 
( 297) 



2^8 BIOGRAPHY OF THI^ STKEN FAMILY. 

fainilv tree, and I must say so, }'OU need not be ashamed of it. 
Geneva, Calvin, the French reformer — then we fall back on 
Scotland, then Ulster in A. D. 1707-" To James and Rachel 
Moore Steen were born several children, near "The Vow." 



CHAPTER I. 



Richard Steen, the eldest son of James and Rachel Moore 
Steen. was born on the old "Green Hill" farm, near "The Vow." 
about 1753. He was married to Flora Shields, who died in early 
life. Richard Steen was at first a farmer; was afterwards 
in the employ of a Mr. Bristow, a merchant in the East India 
Company. He died a widower, in Belfast, about 1828, aged 
about 75 years. To Richard and Flora Shields Steen were born, 
in Ireland, the following seven children: 

I. — Robert Steen was born in County Antrim., Ireland. He was 
married there and brought up a family. He was eminent in 
his day as a teacher, and lived at Ballyghan, near Coleraine. 
James Steen Martin, of Philadelphia, was a pupil of his in 
Enghsh and Algebra in 1836-7. 

II. — Ellen Steen, the second child and eldest daughter of Richard 
and Flora Shields Steen, was born in County Antrim, Ireland. 
She was married and brought up a family. 

III. — Samuel Steen, the third child and second son of Richard 
and Flora Shields Steen, was born near "The Vow." in 
County Antrim, Ireland, and was a successful farmer. He 
was married and brought up a family in that locality. 

IV. — John Steen, the fourth child and third son of Richard and 
Flora Shields Steen. was born near "The Vow," in County 
Antrim, Ireland — a skillful mechanic. He was married and 
brought up a family. 

y. — ^Martha J. Steen, the fifth child and youngest daughter of 
Richard and Flora Shields Steen, was born near "The Vow." 
SIic was never married. 



DESCENDANTS OF JAMES STEEN. 299 

VJ. — Richard Steen, the sixth child and fourth son of Richard 
and Flora Shields Steen, was born near "The Vow,'" in County 
Antrim, Ireland. 

VII. — Joseph Johnson Steen, the seventh and youngest child of 
Richard and Flora Shields Steen, was born December 22. 181 1, 
upon the same farm as his father, and his grandfather, as well 
as all his brothers and sisters. He was for many years a mer- 
chant tailor in Glasgow, Scotland, and for forty years an elder 
in the Presbyterian Church. He removed to Iowa, U. S. A., 
in 1875, and afterwards lived with his son, James E. Steen, in 
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He was married in Donagh 
Cloney, County Down, Ireland, July 8, 1832, to Sarah McHart- 
ney, she having been born in Liverpool, England, November 
5, 1812, and died at the residence of her son, in Winnipeg, 
Manitoba, Canada, February 5, 1895, aged 82 years and 3 
months. To them were born fourteen children, only five of 
whom lived to maturity, as follows: 

1. Robert Steen was born in 1835, and died at Gibraltar, in 
Mav, 1857, in the 22d year of his age, from the effects of the 
Crimean campaign, in which he served in the Seventy-ninth 
Cameron Highlanders. 

2. Agnes Steen, a daughter of Joseph J. and Sarah McHartney 
Steen, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1839. She was 
married to David Grant, and resides with her husband on a 
farm near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. 

3. Mary Steen, a daughter of Joseph J. and Sarah McHartney 
Steen, was born in 1842, and died in Glasgow, Scotland, in 
1858, aged 16 years. 

4. James Elder Steen. a son of Joseph J. and Sarah McHartney 
Steen, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, January 13, 1845. 
He went to sea when fourteen years of age, and started 
around Cape Florn. On the first trip the vessel was lost on 
the Chilian coast. He got ashore and enlisted in the Revo- 
lutionary Army of General Gallio, whose forces a month 
later were crushed and scattered. He escaped on a small 
schooner to Valparaiso, went aboard a British warship 
called "The Ganges," and jomed the naval service for three 
years. In 1862, with his honorable discharge in his pocket, 
he arrived iiome in Glasgow. He afterwards attended the 
Glasgow University, and went into business. In 1874 he 



300 



BIOGRAPHY OF THK STKICN FAMILY. 

came to New York, and from 1877 to 187^ he edited a news- 
paper in Iowa, then went to Chicago and was employed in a 
grain commission house. In the autumn of 188 1 he located 
in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, wliere he still continues in 
prosperous business as the editor and proprietor of "The 
Connnercial," a large weekly newspaper. James E. Steen 
was married in Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 14, 1892, to 
Annie C. Rogerson. To them was born a son. 
/. — Charles Joseph Steen, son of James E. and Annie C. 

Steen, was born in Wmnipeg, Manitoba, December 13, 

1894. 
Eliza May Steen, a daughter of Joseph J. and Sarah McHart- 
ney Steen, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1852, and died 
in Traer, Tama County, Iowa, November 6, 1880, aged 28 
years. 



CHAPTER II. 



John SteeU; the second son of James and Rachel Moore 
Steen, was born near "The Vow," in County Antrim, Ireland, in 
1755, and died of typhoid fever in Ireland in 1818, in the 63d year 
of his age. He was married in 1781 to Katherine Cartney, she 
having been born in 1749, and died November 9, 1829, aged 80 
years. John Steen brought up his family in Ireland at Reshar- 
ken, four miles from "The Vow." The follow^ing are his children, 
and although some of them may not be recorded here, "the seed 
of the righteous shall never perish": 

I- — Robert Steen, son of John and Katherine Cartney Steen, was 
born at Resharken. four miles from "The Vow," in County 
Antrim, Ireland, June 13, 1787. and died in Philadelphia, Penn- 
sylvania, P'ebruary 22, 1866, in the 79th year of his age. He 
removed to America in 1816, and located in Philadelphia. Penn- 
sylvania, and was employed by Robert Fleming in the grocery 
and produce trade. He afterwards established himself in that 
business, and continued in it for nearlv fortv vears. He retired 



DESCENDANTS OF JAMES STEEN. 30 1 

from the firm of "Steen, Garratt & Co." about 1857. Robert 
Steen was married in Philadelphia, January 19, 1836, to Mrs. 
Margaret R. McAdam, the widow of James McAdam, and 
whose maiden name was Margaret Ray Service, she having 
been born in Larne, County Antrim, Ireland, in 1807. She 
survived her husband four years, and died in Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, October 28, 1870, aged 63 years. To them were 
born the following seven children, all born in Philadelphia: 

1. Mary Service Steen, the eldest child of Robert and Margaret 
R. Steen, was born in 1837, and died in February, 1893, aged 
56 years. She was married in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 
July 25, 1861, to the Rev. J. Addison Henry, D.D., a son of 
the Rev. Symmes Cleves Henry, D.D., he having been born 
in Cranbury, New Jersey, October 28, 1835. He was grad- 
uated from the College of New Jersey, in 1857 5 studied the- 
ology in Princeton, New Jersey, and was ordained and 
installed pastor of Prir.ceton Presbyterian Church, in Phila- 
delphia, ni 1S60, which relation he still retains. Residence, 
3818 Powelton Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To the 
Rev. J. Addison and Mary S. Henry were born the follow- 
ing children : 

/. — Margaret Steen Henry. ' 
//. — Katherine Henry, deceased. 

2. John Gill Steen, tiie second child and eldest son of Robert 
and Margaret R. Steen, was born in 1840. He held a posi- 
tion in the Union Trust Company, No. 611 Chestnut Street, 
Philadelphia, for some years. He was married in Philadel- 
phia, Pennsylvania. June 20, 1878, to A, Lizzie Fulton, who 
died in early life. To them one child was born. 

/. — Margaret S. Steen. Residence. No. 401 North Thirty- 
third Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

3. William vService Steen, the third child and second son of 
Robert and Margaret R. Steen, was born August 7, 1841. 
He was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, in 
1861, and from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1866, 
where he afterwards pursued post-graduate studies. He was 
licensed to preach the Gospel by the Old School Presbytery 
of Philadelphia. Central, October i, 1866, and engaged in 
Home Missionary work in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, 
for several vears. He was ordained to the full work of the 



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BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY 



ministry by the Prtsbytery of Lackawanna, in Wysox, Penn- 
sylvania. June 7, 1881. where he remained three years. The 
Rev. William S. Steen has devoted much of his time to 
teaching, in which he has been very successful, in Cranbury, 
New Jersey : Washington, Pennsylvania, and Wayne, Penn- 
sylvania. He was married near Canonsburgh, Washing- 
ton Countv, Pennsylvania, June 19, 1879, to Ellen Ewing 
Hallock, she having been born near that place, about 1859. 
Residence, Philadelphia. Pennsylvania. To the Rev. Wil- 
liam ,S and Ellen E. Steen were born two children, as fol- 
lows : 
/. — Robert Service Steen was born in Wysox, Pennsylvania, 

May 5, i88g. 
//. — John Ewing Steen was born in Wysox, Pennsylvania, 

November 2, 1881. 

4. Robert Steen, the fourth child and third son of Robert 
and Margaret R. Steen, was born in 1843, and died in 1844, 
when about ten months old. 

5. Robert James Service Steen. the fifth child and fourth son 
of Robert and Margaret R. Steen, was born in 1844, and still 
resides in Philadelphia — a traveling salesman. He was 
married in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in May, 1870, to 
Jessie Davis, who died Augusr 7, 1871. 

6. George Johnston Steen, the sixth child and fifth son of 
Robert and Margaret R. Steen, was born in 1846, and died 
in 1847, when about seventeen months old. 

7. Katherine Service Steen, the seventh child and second 
daughter of Robcl and Margaret R. Steen, was born in 
1848. Residence, 3818 Powelton Avenue, Philadelpliia, 
Pennsylvania. 

H. — Ellen Steen, the second child and eldest daughter of John 
and Katherine Caftncy Steen, was born near "The Vow," in 
County Antrim, Ireinnd, in 1790, and died April 10, 1870, 
sged 80 years. She was married at the .same place in 1812 to 
William Martin, of "The Vow," he having been born in 
County Antrim. Ireland, in 1779, and died there January 30, 
1865, aged 86 yeais. They brought up their family in Ire- 
land, and never came to the United States, but with one excep- 
tion all their children removed to America and permanently 
located. The following are the names of their children, con- 



DJ^SCKNDAM'S OF JAMFS STFKN. 303 

cerning whom a correspondent wrote: "There were no cow- 
ards among them in 1861." 

1. Alexander Martin was born m 1812, near "The \"ow," in 
County Antrim, Ireland, and died in Burlington, New Jersey, 
in 1888. He was twice married, first, to Susan Goldey, and 
the second time to Mary Lippincott. No children. 

2. Robert vS. Martin inherited the old homestead at "The Vow" 
in Ireland. He was m.arried to Mary Ritchie, and had four 
children, as follows: 

/. — James S. Martin. 

//. — Margaret S. Martin, who married a Mr. Fletcher. She 

died in 1890. 
///.—Ellen S. Martin. 
IV. — Annie Martin. 

3. William Martin, who was married to Rosalie Halsey, and 
has two living children, as follows. Residence, in Kent 
County, Delaware. 

/. — Robert H. Manin. 
//. — Margaret J. Martin. 

4. John M. Martin was named for his grandfather, John Steen, 
and died unmarried in November, 1897. 

5. James Steen Martin was born in County Antrim, Ireland, 
January 12, 1820. Like the rest of the family, he is a lineal 
descendant of the Moores — the Moores of Moore Lodge, 
near Coieraine, on the County Antrim side of the River 
Bann. In 1840 he removed from Finvoy Parish, County 
Antrim, Ireland, to America, and has since resided in Phila- 
delphia, Pennsylvania. For many years he has been a suc- 
cessful business man, engaged in the wholesale and retail 
trade in groceries and provisions, at 133 South Front Street. 
He was a brave soldier under the command of General 
Meade, of the Union troops ; Senior Captain of the emer- 
gency men, who pressed General Lee's left flank on the 
third day's fight at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Here, with 
others loyal and true, he determined to conquer or to die in 
the struggle. He is a life member of the Academy of Nat- 
ural Sciences of Philadelphia; was President of the Robert 
Burns Association, and delivered the annual address, Janu- 
ary 25, 1882; has been Director of the Academy of Fine 



304 



BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEHN FAMILY. 

Arts, and is considertd a good judge and a lover of the 
beautiiul. To him ancient history has been a source of great 
pleasure. He is a devout and earnest Christian, and has 
been an inHuential and very useful citizen. His son, R. 
Steen Martni, has been associated with him in business. 
James Steen Martin was married in Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, May 25, 1848, to Eliza Simpson, a daughter of Hood 
and Jean Burns Simpson, she having been born in Phila- 
delplva, Pennsylvania, January 19, 1826. To them were 
born the followkig eight children: 

/. — Thomas Hood Martin was born in Philadelphia, Penn- 
sylvania, March ib, 1849, and died March 6, 1865, aged 
nearly 16 years. 

//. — Robert Steen Martin was born March 12, 185 1 — a 
prosperous business man. He was married in Philadel- 
phia, Pennsylvania, June 26, 1879, to Kate T. Elder, who 
died July 12, 1883. He was married a second time in 
Clinton, New Jersey, to Kate Van Syckle, a daughter of 
Joseph and Cyrena Van Syckle, of Clinton, New Jersey, 
she having been born August 11, i860. To them were 
born the following children: 

1. Cyrena Van Syckle Martin was born September 16, 
1890. 

2. Joseph Van Syckle Martin was born July 6, 1895. 
?. Robert Steen Martin, Jr., was born March 17, 1898. 

///.—Jean Burns Martin was born September 6, 1853. Resi- 
dence, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

IP\ — Ellen Steen Martin was born in Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, February 2, 1856, and died January 31, 1861, aged 
almost five years. 

V. — Eliza Simpsqn Martin was born in Philadelphia, Penn- 
sylvania, July 8, 1858, and died June 29, 1861, aged nearly 
three years. 

VI. — James Renwick Martin was born in Philadelphia, Penn- 
sylvania, February 21. 1861. 

VIl. — Margaret Steer Martin was born in Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, July 3, 1863. 

VIII. — Grace Simpson Martin was born in Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, July 3, 1867. 



DESCENDANTS OF JAMES STEEN. 305 

Anna Jane Martin, a daughter of William and Ellen Steen 
Martin, was born near "The Vow," in County Antrim, Ire- 
land, January 12, 1822. She was married in Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, in 1845, to Alexander Kerr, who died some 
years afterwards, leaving her a widow. Residence, 2002 Race 
Street, Philadelphia. Pennsylvania. To them were born four 
children, as follows: 

/. — Ellen Steen Kerr, the eldest child of Alexander and 
Anna J. Martin Kerr, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsv!- 
vania, January 14, 1847, and died March 16, 1887, aged 
40 years, 2 months and 2 days. She was married January 
16, 1869, to the Rev. Archibald McCullagh, D.D., a Pres- 
byterian clergyman, who is now (1900) pastor of Plymouth 
Congregational Church, at Worcester, Mass. To them 
were born the following six children: 

1. Alexander Kerr McCullagh was born November 7, 
187 1, and was married in March, 1894, to Cornelia E. 
Piatt. To them was born one child, as follows: 

a. Helen McCullagh was born in 1898, and died in 
infancy. She was the great-great-granddaughter of 
Ellen Steen Martin. 

2. Archibald McCullagh, Jr., was born September 9, 1873. 
?. Samuel Kerr McCullagh was born February 21, 1875. 

4. Martin Kerr McCullagh was born April 12, 1878. 

5. Anna Kerr McCullagh was born June 3, 1880. 

6. Ellen Kerr McCullagh was born June 5, 1884. 

//. — Samuel Kerr, the second child and eldest son of Alex- 
ander and Anna J. Martin Kerr, was born December 4, 
1849. and died September i, 1850. 

///. — Samuel Thomas Kerr, the third child and second son 
of Alexander and Anna J. Martin Kerr, was born Decem- 
ber 31. 1852. He was married in Philadelphia. Pennsyl- 
vania, March 28, 18S2, to Caroliiie M. Damon, she having 
been born November 25, i860. They are the parents of 
the following four children: 

T. Ellen Constance Kerr was born August 30. 1883. 
2. Carlotta Thetonia Da Costa Bandeira Kerr was born 

November 2.5, 1884. 
?. Anna J. Kerr was born January t»2. 1886. 
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306 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMIEY. 

7. .Alexander Kerr, Jr., was born Jul\- 1, 1890. 
/[/. — Alexander Martin Kerr, the fourth child and third son 
of Alexander and Anna J. Martin Kerr, was born May 27, 
1856, and died November 25, 1876, in the 21st year of his 
age. 

7. A daughter of William and Ellen Steen Martin was born in 
County Antrim, Ireland, probably about 1824 or 1825. She 
died in infancy, and her body was interred in the cemetery at 
"The Vow." ' 

8. Martha Martin, the eighth and youngest child of William 
and Ellen Steen Martin, was born in County Antrim, Ireland, 
probably about 1828, and died in childhood at "The Vow," 
and was buried there. The dust of these little children lies 
in the old family lot of the Steens and the Martins, com- 
mingled with that of parents and grandparents, there to rest 
in the grave near the banks of the River Bann until the 
resurrection day. 

III. — Rachel Moore Steen, the third child and second daughter of 
John and Katherine Cartney Steen, was born at "The Vow," 
in Ireland, about 1793. vShe was married in Philadelphia, by 
the Rev. Dr. Wylie, about 18 15, to the Rev. Jonathan Gill, in 
Ulster man of the Solemn League and Covenant type, con- 
nected with either the Associate or Associate Reformed Church 
in America. They removed to the West on horseback, cross- 
ing over the Allegheny Mountains, and located in Allegheny 
County, Pennsylvania, thirteen miles east of Pittsburgh, near 
where Brinton Station, on the Pennsylvania Railroad, is now 
located. There, at Tnikle Creek, Mr. Gill faithfully preached 
Christ to the people, and there their bodies now rest in the 
grave. Mr. Gill died April 26, 1846. Mrs. Rachel M. Steen 
Gill survived her husband for many years, and died in Alle- 
gheny City, Pennsylvania, about 1874, in the 91st year of her 
age. She used to tell with true ancestral pride how her great- 
great-grandfather Steen was imprisoned in the "Bass Rock" 
for his religious faith (a place of historic fame as the prison 
house of the Covenanters in the cruel reign of Charles II.), and 
how he was married on the day of his release to an excellent 
Christian woman, as consecrated and devout as himself. To 
the Rev. Jonathan and Rachel M. Steen Gill were born the 
following children, all born in Allegheny County, Pennsvl- 
vania: 



DESCltNDANTS OF JAMKS STEEN. 307 

Jane Gill, who was born about 182 1, was married to Wil- 
liam M. Stewart, a coal merchant, who died May 27, 1885. 
She died January 23, 1888. They were the parents of four 
children, as follows: 

/. — Matthew Stewart, who died when a child. 
//. — Amanda Stewart, who died when she was fifteen years. 

old. 
111. — Margaret Steen Stewart, and 
IV. — Alartha Nell Stewart, who now reside at 936 North 

Avenue, West Allegheny, Pennsylvania. 

Amanda Gill, the second daughter of Jonathan and Rachel 
M. Steen Gill, was born about 1823, and was married to Rev. 
Albert Johnson, and in 1845 they went as missionaries to 
India. They were both killed in the Indian mutiny, in June, 
1857. They had no children. 

Elvira Gill, the third daughter, w^as born about 1826, and 
w^as married to James Logan, and to them were born two 
children, as follows: 

/. — Albert Logan, who married Susan Murphy. He is a 
manufacturer of bedding and mattresses. They live on 
Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, East End. 
//. — Jane Logan was married to John V. Shoemaker, M.D 
They have no children. Residence, 15 19 Walnut Street, 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
Amelia Gill was married to the Rev. Samuel George, and 
died in Chambersburgh, Pennsylvania. They went to Siam 
as missionaries, and after ten years of service they returned 
to Chambersburgh, Pennsylvania, where Mr. George 
preached, and where he still resides. They had no children 
Sarah E. Gill, the fifth daughter of Rev. Jonathan and 
Rachel M. Steen Gill, was born in Allegheny County, Penn- 
sylvania, July 15. 1833. She was married March 8, i860, to 
John K. Caldwell, who is engaged in the brick business. 
They have had three children, as follows. Residence, Chi- 
cago, Illinois. 

/. — Nellie Moore Caldwell was born in Washington County, 
Iowa, June 24, 1862. She was married February 6, 1884, 
to William Sidney Purington, of Massachusetts. Resi- 
dence, Galesburgh, Illinois. They have three children, as 
follows : 



308 BIOGRAPHY Or THE STEKN^ PAMILY. 

/. William Caldwell Purington. 

2. Helen Purington. 

J. D. Stewart Purington. 

6. Katherine Gill, the sixth daughter of Rev. Jonathan anrl 
Rachel M. Steen Gill, died when she was a young lady. 

7. Wvlie Gill, the seventh child and eldest son of Rev. Jona- 
than and Rachel M. Steen Gill, was a lawyer, and died. He 
was married to Ann Blair, and had two children, as follows: 

/. — Harry Gill, who is a lawyer of Philadelphia. He was 
married to a Miss Sharpless, of Philadelphia, and has two 
children. 

//. — Ellen Moore Gill, who was married to a Mr. Moore, and 
is now living in California. 

8. John Gill, the youngest son of Jonathan and Rachel M. 
Steen Gill, was married and had quite a family. He is 
dead. In the Memorial of the Fattehghur Mission and her 
martyred missionaries is an account of Mr. and Mrs. John- 
son. The only surviving child of Mrs. Gill is Mrs. J. K. 
Caldwell, of Chicago. She is now with her daughter, Mrs. 
Purington, of Galesburgh, Illinois. 

IV Steen, a daughter of John and Katherine Cartnev 

Steen, was born near "The Vow," in County Antrim, Province 
of Ulster, Ireland, about 1797. She was married to a Mr. 
Young, and removed to the United States of America, where 
they brought up a family and lived and died. 

V. — John Steen, the fifth child and second son of John and 
Katherine Cartney Steen, was born near "The Vow," about 
eight Irish miles from the city of Coleraine, Ireland, about 
the year t8oo. He was a well-to-do farmer. He was married 
about 1825 to Lettie Campbell, who died about a year later. 
In 1827 he removed to America and located in Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, where he died, in 183 1. 

Vn. — Annie Steen, the seventh child and fifth daughter of John 
and Katherine Cartney Steen, was born near "The Vow," in 
County Antrim, Ireland, about the year 1808. She had a sis- 
ter a little older than herself, whose name does not appear in 
<-he foregoing list. Annie Steen removed to America and was 



DKSCBNDANTS OF JAMES STEEN. 309 

married in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1832, to John Taylor. 
She brought up her family in Philadelphia, where she lived and 
died. 



CHAPTER III. 



Martha Steen, a daughter of James and Rachel Moore Steen, 
was born on the old "Green Hill" farm, near "The Vow," eight 
Irish miles from Coleraine, Ireland, about 1781. She was mar- 
ried to David Johnson, a man of kind and generous heart, and a 
faithful Christian — a good Covenanter. Martha Steen John- 
son is reported by one who knew her well in 1827, as a "grand, 
good woman." To David and Martha Steen Johnson was born 
one child, as follows: 

I. — Joseph Johnson, son of David and Martha Steen Johnson, 
and a grandson of James and Rachel M. Steen, was born near 
"The Vow," in County Antrim, Ireland, about 1807. He was 
married there, and died in early life, leaving one child. 
I. A daughter. 



BOOK SIX, 




DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE STEEN. 

George Steen was born in Ireland, December i6, 1758, and 
died on his farm in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, December 16, 
1836. He came to America -about 1775 with his two brothers, 
James and John, and located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. 
In 1833 he removed to the then far West, and settled in Tippe- 
canoe County, Indiana. He w"as married in Lancaster County, 
Pennsylvania, about 1792, to Anne Gualt, she having been born 
July 26, 1776, and died May 21, 1857. 



George Steen was born in Ireland, December 16, 1758, and 
died in Tippecanoe Comity, Indiana, December 16, 1836, aged 78 
years. He emigrated to the United States of America about 
1775' with his two brothers, James and John, and located in Lan- 
caster County, Pennsylvania, where he continued to reside until 
May, 1833, when he sold his farm and other possessions and 
removed with his fam.ily to Tippecanoe County, Indiana, where 
he purchased a farm in SheiBeld Township, upon which he con- 
tinued to reside until his death. When George Steen removed 
from Pennsylvania to Indiana he located near two of his sons, 
who had previously settled there. George Steen was a prosper- 
ous farmer, and a man of sterling worth — a faithful member of 
(310) 



desce;nda\ts of george steen. 311 

the Presbyterian Church, in which faith ail his children had been 
brought up. He was married in Lancaster County, Pennsyl- 
vania', about 1792. to Anne Gualt, she having been born July 26, 
1776, and died May 21. 1857, in the 8ist year of her age. To 
them were born six children. 



CHAPTER I. 



Letitia H. Steen, the eldest child, and a daughter of George 
and Anne Gualt Steen, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsyl- 
vania, August 5, 1793, and died at the home of her son, Amos C. 
Henderson, in Frankfort, Indiana, December 14, 1875, i^"^ the 83d 
year of her age. She was married in the city of Lancaster, Penn- 
sylvania, by the Rev. William Author. March 14, 1817, to Amos 
Henderson, and removed with her husband and father's family 
to Tippecanoe County, Indiana, in May, 1833, where they con- 
tinued to reside, until Mr. Henderson's death, which took place 
February 2, 187 1. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Letitia 
Steen Henderson made her home with her son, Amos C. Hender- 
son, in Frankfort, Indiana. To Amos and Letitia Steen Hender- 
son were born eight children, as follows: 

I. — Ann Eliza Henderson, the eldest child of Amos and Letitia 
H. Steen Henderson, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsyl- 
vania, January 21, 1818, and died December 22, 1818, aged 11 
months. 

II. — Rachel Henderson, the second daughter of Amos and Leti- 
tia H. Steen Henderson, was born in Lancaster County, Penn- 
sylvania, April 8, 1819, and died in Dayton, Tippecanoe County, 
Indiana, April 3, 1883, in the 64th year of her age. She was 
married first to John G. McCain, June i, 1836, he having been 
l^orn in Abbeville District, South Carolina, April i, 1809, and 
'lied in Indiana, July 24, 1844, 'i'' ^^""2 36th year of his age. To 
them were born four children. Rachel Henderson McCain 
was married a second time, November i, 1849, to Benjamin 
C. McCoy, he having been born in Waldo County, Maine, 
March 23, 1818 — a prosperous farmer. Residence, Dayton, 



312 BIOGRAPHY or" THE STKCN FAMILY. 

Indiana. The following are the children of these two mar 

riages : 

T. Joseph Van Buren McCain was born August 17, 1837. 

2. Mary Letitia McCain was born July 9, 1839. 

3. Benjamin Franklin McCain was born in July, 1841. 
4^ Louisa McCain was born in July, 1843. 

5. Margaret Jane McCoy, the fifth child of Rachel Henderson, 
and the eldest child by her second husband., was born in 
Howard County, Indiana, »September 2"], 1850, and died 



6. Anna Laura McCoy was born in Howard County, Indiana, 
September 3, 1852. She was married to a Mr. Lamson. 
Residence, Rensselaer, Indiana. 

7. Amos H. McCoy was born in Howard County. Indiana, 
June 29, 1854. Residence, Goodland, Indiana. 

8. Florence A. McCoy was born in Howard County. Indiana. 
March 3, 1857. Residence, Mulberry, Indiana. 

9. John C. McCoy was born in Howard County, Indiana, 
March 3, 1859, and died . 

III. — John Franklin Henderson, the third child and eldest son 
of Amos and Letitia H. Steen Henderson, was born in Lan- 
caster County, Pennsylvania, November 23, 1820, and died in 
Kokomo, Indiana, July 8, 1888, in the 68th year of his age. 
He was a practicing physician in Indiana for many years. He 
was married, July 20, 1842, to Cynthia Ann Whitson, she hav- 
ing been born in Clinton County, Ohio, June 5, 1822, and now 
resides in Kokomo, Indiana. To them were born seven chil- 
dren, as follows: 

1. Mary Eliza Henderson, the eldest child of Dr. John F. and 
Cynthia A. Henderson, was born March 6, 1843, ^'^^ ^^i^""' 
June 9, 1844. 

2. Generous Leander Henderson, the second child and eldest 
son of Dr. John F. and Cynthia A. Henderson, was born 
October 4, 1844. Residence, Kansas City, Missouri. 

3. John Oscar Henderson, the third child and second son of 
Dr. John F. and Cynthia A. Henderson, was born Septem- 
ber I, 1847. ^"ie ^^'2S Auditor of the State of Indiana. Resi- 
dence, Indianapolis. Indiana. 



DESCENDANTS OE GEORGE STEEN. 313 

4. Howard Eugene Henderson, the fourth child and third son 
of Dr. John F. and Cynthia A. Henderson, was born Decem- 
ber 22, 1849. Residence, Kokomo, Indiana. 

5. Ernest Benton Henderson, the fifth child and fourth son of 
Dr. John F. and Cynthia A. Henderson, was born November 
29, 1853, and died March 12, 1854. 

6. Ernest Lacey Henderson, the sixth child and fifth son of 
Dr. John F. and Cynthia A. Henderson, was born Septem- 
ber 3, 1857. Residence, Kansas City, Missouri. 

7. William Franklin Henderson, the seventh and youngest 
child of Dr. John F. and Cynthia A. Henderson, was born 
February 11, i860. Residence, Indianapolis, Indiana. 

IV. — George Hamilton Henderson, the fourth child and second 
■ son of Amos and Letitia Steen Henderson, was born February 

I, 1823, and died, unmarried, April 11, 1848, in the 26th year 

of his age. 

V. — Ann Eliza Henderson, the fifth child and third daughter of 
Amos and Letitia Steen Henderson, was born in Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, December T2, 1824, and died in the 
State of Iowa, March 25, 1849, ^^ the 25th year of her age. 
vShe was married to a Mr. McClure, and had removed to Iowa. 

VI. — Amos Clemson Henderson, the sixth child and third soil 
of Amos and Letitia Steen Henderson, was born at Chambers- 
burgh, Pennsylvania, August 11, 1827 — a prosperous farmer. 
He was married in Clinton County, Indiana, December i, 1850., 
to Ann Eliza Click, ?. daughter of Samuel and Sophia Click, 
she having been born November 15, 1832. Residence. Frank- 
fort, Indiana. To them were born seven children, as follows: 

1. Melissa Jane Henderson, the eldest child of Amos C. and 
Ann Eliza Henderson, was born in Clinton County. Indiana, 
July 21, 1852. She was married, August 6, 1872, to Isaac 
Michael. Residence, Avery Station, Indiana 

2. Aldora Ann Henderson, the second daughter of Amos C. 
and Ann Eliza Henderson, was born in Clinton County, 
Indiana, October 17, 1854. She was married, December 29, 
1875, to William Kygcr. Residence, Frankfort. Indiana. 

3. Aslibel Williard Henderson, the third child and only son of 
Amos C and Ann Eliza Henderson, was born in Clinton 
County, Indiana, October 5, 1857. He was married Febru- 



314 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STIilEN FAMILY. 

arv 26, 1885. to Maud Cowdcn. Residence, Anderson, 
Indiana. 

4. .\nna Helen Henderson, the fourth eliild and third daugh- 
ter of Amos C. and Anji EHza Henderson, was born in Clin- 
ton County. Indiana. April 8, i860, and died June 5, 1869, in 
the loth year of her age. 

5. Ida Josephine Henderson, the fifth child and fourth daugh- 
ter of Amos C. and -\nn Eliza Henderson, was born in Clin- 
ton County, Indiana. April 12, 1863. Residence, Frankfort, 
Indiana. 

6. Letitia Linda Henderson, the sixth child and fifth daughter 
of Amos C. and Ann Eliza Henderson, was born in Clinton 
County, Indiana, January 14, 1866. She was married 
December 25, 1886, to George Braden. Residence, Frank- 
fort, Indiana. 

7. Margaret Luella Henderson, the seventh child and sixth 
daughter of Amos C and Ann Eliza Henderson, was born 
in Clinton County, Indiana, September 28, 1867. Resi- 
dence. Frankfort, Lidiana. 

VII. — Joseph Oscar Henderson, the seventh child and fourth 
son of Amos and Letitia Steen Henderson, was born in Penn- 
sylvania, August 30, 1829, and died March 12, 1873. in the 44th 
year of his age. He was married September 24, 1850, to Sarah 
Ann Parks, who still resides in Kokomo, Indiana. To them 
were born seven children, as follows: 

T. Luzane Lillie Henderson, the eldest daughter of Joseph 
Oscar and Sarah Ann Henderson, was born December 20, 
185 1. She w-as married June 1 1, 1877, to George W. Stidger 
he having been born in Meigs County, Ohio, in 1844. Resi- 
dence, Kokomo. Indiana. 

2. George Hamilton Henderson, the second child and eldest 
son of Joseph Oscar and Sarah Ann Henderson, was born 
October 12, 1853, and died March 19, 1883, in the 30th year 
of his age. 

3. Dorinda P)ritton Henderson, the third child and second 
daughter of Joseph Oscar and Sarah Ann Henderson, was 
l:)orn February 15, 1856. 

A. .A.dolphus Henderson, the fourth child and second son of 
Joseph Oscar and Sarah Ann Henderson, was born August 
9, 1859, and died May 4, i860. 



DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE STEEN. 315 

5. Electa Henderson, the fifth child and third daughter of 
Joseph Oscar and Sarah Ann Henderson, was born Decem- 
ber 27. 1862, and died February 22, 1S70, in the 8th year of 
her sge. 

6. Charles A. Henderson, the sixth child and third son of 
Joseph Oscar and Sarah Ann Henderson, was born May 7, 
1868. Residence, Kokomo, Indiana. 

7. Otto Henderson, the seventh child and fourth son of Joseph 
Oscar and Sarah Ann Henderson, was born February 28. 
1872, and died February 24, 1873. 

VH. — Margaret Jane Henderson, the eighth child and fourth 
daughter of Amos and Letitia Steen Henderson, was born in 
Pennsylvania, March 3, 1832, and brought to Indiana by her 
parents, v.hen she was only one year old. She was married to 
Joseph Garris — a farmer — he having been born in Pennsyl- 
vania, and died m Indiana. She was married a second time. 
June 4, 1868, to Henry B. Peters — a farmer — he having been 
born in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, September 25, 1836, and 
now resides at Mulberry, Indiana. Mrs. Margaret Jane 
Peters died at Mulberry, Indiana, June 3, 1879, i" the 48th year 
of her age. To them were born two children, as follows: 

1. Iva Peters, the eldest child, a daughter of Henry B. and 
Margaret Jane Peters, was born December 6, 1869, and died 
in June, 1870. 

2. Charles H. Peters, the second child, a son of Henry B. and 
Margaret Jane Peters, was born in Tippecanoe County, Indi- 
ana, July 10, 1 87 1. Residence, Monitor, Tippecanoe 
County, Indiana. 



CHAPTER II. 



George Hamilton Steen, the second child and eldest son of 
George and Ann Gualt Steen, was born in Salisbury Township, 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, November 3, 1797, and died 
in Sheffield Township. Tippecanoe County, Indiana, April 14. 
1859, ^^ the 62d year of his age, in the full hope of a blessed 



3l6 BIOGRAPHY OF THK STEEN FAMILY. 

immortality. He received liis midtlie name of Hamilton from 
his father's mother, whose maiden name was Hamilton. He was 
a man of sterling Christian character, and highly respected by all 
who knew him. In 1827 he was chosen and commissioned by the 
Governor of Pennsylvania as Captain in the State Militia, the 
following being a copy of his commission : 

PENNSYLVANIA, ss.: 
In the name •ind \)y the authority of the Commonwealth of Pennsyl- 
vania, I, Andrew Shultz. Governor of the said Commonwealth, to 
George H. Steen, of the County of Lancaster, Greeting: 
Know that you, the said George H. Steen, being appointed and 
returned, are hereby commissioned Captain of the Tenth Company, 
Second Battalion, Fifty-first Regiment of the Militia of the Common- 
wealth of Pennsyhania, in the First Brigade of the Fourth Division, 
composed of the Militia of the Count\ of Lancaster. To have and to 
hold this commission, exercising all the powers and discharging all 
the duties thereunto lawfully belonging and attached, until the third 
day of August, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, if you 
&hall so long behave yourself well and perform the duties required 
by law. 

[n testimony whereof 1 have set my hand and caused the less seal 
of the State to be affixed to these presents at Harrisburgh, dated agree- 
ably to law, the first day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand 
eight hundred and twenty-seven, and of the Commonwealth the fifty- 
first. 

By the Governor. J. D. Banaed, 

Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

In the autumn of 1830 Capt. George H. Steen removed from 
Pennsylvania to Indiana, and entered lands in Sheffield Town- 
ship, Tippecanoe County, where he continued to reside, a pros- 
perous farmer and an honored citizen, until his death. On his 
removal from Pennsylvania the following testimonial was pre- 
sented to him : 

We whose names are hereby subscribed do certify that for many 
years we have been personally acquainted with George Hamilton Steen, 
an unmarried man, a native of Salisbury Township, Lancaster County, 
and State of Pennsylvania, and that, to the best of our knowledge, he 
has always borne the character of an honest, sober and industrious man. 

August, 1830. 

WILLIAM ROBINSON. JAMES QUINN. 

ANDREW BAILEY. JAMES HARRISON. 

HUGH M. McCLINTICK. JOHN LEWIS. 

JOHN STEEN. GEORGE ZELL. 

JOHN McCAMERT. WILLIAM EMERY. 

DAVID JENKINS. ZOGOMORA MILLER. 

WILLIAM WHITMAN. AVILLIAM SMITH. 

J. MILLER. GEORGE EMERY. 

GEORGE IRWIN JAMES. HUGH R. MORTON. 
HUGH ROBINSON. 

It was not long after the arrival of Capt. George H. Steen 



DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE STEEN. 317 

in Indiana until his abilities were recognized, and his integrity 
being well known, he soon became a prominent, useful, and influ- 
ential citizen. He was commissioned by the Governor of Indiana 
First Lieutenant of Cavalry in the Sixty-second Regiment of 
the State Militia, July i, 1833. The following is a copy of his 
commission : 

NOAH NOBT.F., 

Governor of the State of Indiana and Commander-in-Chief of the Militia 
thereof, to all who may see these presents, Greeting: . 

Whereas, It has been certified to me by the proper authority that 
George H. Steen has been duly elected to the office of First Lieutenant 
of Cavalry in the Sixty-second Regiment of the Militia of the State. 

Therefore know ye, That in the name and by the authority of the 
said State, I do hereby commission him, the said George H. Steen, First 
Lieutenant of Cavalry in the said Regiment, to serve from the date 
hereof, duiing his good behavior, or until he shall arrive at the age 
of sixty years. 

Done at Indianapolis the first day of July, one thousand eight 
hundred and thirty-three, the eighteenth year of the State, and of the 
independence of the United States the fifty-seventh. 

In testimony whereof I have hereunto placed my signature, and 
caused to be t-tfixed the seal of the State, the day and year aforesaid. 

By the Governor, N. Nor],f. 

Wm. Sheer, Secretary of State. 

George Hamilton Steen resided in Tippecanoe County, Indi- 
ana, from his arrival, in 1830, until his death, a period of about 
twenty-eight years and six months. He was married by the Rev. 
James Carnahan. at Dayton. Indiana, February 26. 1835, to Mary 
Whitson, a daughter of John and Cynthia Whitson, she having 
been born in Preble County, Ohio, May 21. 1813. She was a 
granddaughter of Solomon and Phoebe Whitson, who were born 
and married in South Carolina. vSincc the death of her husband 
Mrs. Mary Whitson Steen has resided with her daughter, in 
Lafayette, Indiana. To them were born the following five chil- 
dren : 

I. — John Whitson Steen, the eldest son of George Hamilton and 
Mary Whitson Steen. was born on the farm, three miles south- 
east of Dayton, in Sheffield Township, Tippecanoe County, 
Indiana, February 7. 1840. He was brought up on the farm, 
Vvdiere he lived and labored until 1864. when he removed to 
Dayton, Indiana, and learned the carpenter trade, which he fol- 
lowed there. In 1875 he removed to Litchfield. Montgomery 
County, Illinois, and in t886 to Goldman, Arkansas Countv, 



oi8 IMOC.RAPIIV OF TllK STKKX FAMILY. 

Arkansas, where ho still resides — a carpenter. He was mar- 
ried in Dayton, Indiana, September 22, 1864, to Drusilla 
Hadnck, the second daughter of John and Nanc)- Hadrick, 
she having been born February 4, 1S39, and died in 
Dayton, Indiana, December 4, 1879, aged 40 years and 10 
months. To them were born five children. John Whitson 
Steen was married a second time, in Louisiana, Missouri, by 
the Rev. A. D. Pierce, a Presbvteriar clei-gyman. May 26, 1881, 
to Mrs. Cynthia McAllen, widow of William McAllen, and a 
daughter of John and Mary Wandel, she having been born in 
Hancock County, Indiana, April 9, 1850 To them was born 
one child. The following arc the children of John Whitson 
vSteen : 

1. Lillv L. Steen, the eldest child by his first wife, Drusilla 
Hadrick Steen, was born in Dayton. Indiana, (ictober 4, 
1865, and died October 20, 1865. 

2. Jessie Letitia Steen, the second daughter of John W. and 
Drusilla H. Steen, was born in Dayton, Indiana, February 8, 
1867. She was married September 16, 1884, to Charles A. 
Hyer, of Washington C. H., Ohio, who died in Columbus, 
( )]iio, February 16, 1891. After the death of her husband, 
and for seven years previous to her own death, Mrs. Hyer 
worked in the watch factory of Elgin, Illinois. Mrs. Jessie 
L. Steen Hyer died in Rensselaer. Indiana, June 3, 1898. 
aged 31 years. 3 months and 25 days. The following are 
her children: 

/. — Frederica Steen Hyer, the eldest daughter of Charles A. 

and Jessie L. Steen Hyer, was born June 18, 1885. 
//. — Mattie Le.nh Hyer, the second daugliter of Charles A. 

and Jessie L. Steen Hyer, was Ysoxw May 18, 1887. 

3. Frank Whitson Steen, the third child and eldest son of John 
W. and Drusilla H. Steen, was born in Dayton. Indiana, 
February 8. 1868. and died June i, ]868, 

4. Ethel Belle Steen, the fourth child and third daughter of 
John W. and Drusilla H. Steen, was born in Dayton. Indi- 
ana, June 21, 1870, and died Augusi. 3. 1870. 

5. Edward Hamihon Steen, the fifth child and second son of 
John W. and Drusilla H. Steen, was born in Dayton, Indiana, 
.\ugust 31, 1872, and died September 18. 1882, in the nth 
year of his age. 



DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE STEEN. 319 

6 Alary Steen, the sixtli child and fourth daughter of John W. 
Steen, the eldest by his second wife, Cynthia Wandel McAUen 
Steen, was born in Goldman, Arkansas, January 7, 1891. 

II. — Harriet Steen, tlic second child and eldest daughter of 
George H. and Mary Whitson Steen, was born on her father's 
{arm, three miles southeast of Dayton, Indiana. August 25, 
1843. She was married to a Mr. Barnhart. Residence, 
Lafayette, Indiaiia. 
III. — EHza Steen, the third child and second daughter of John 
H. and Mary Whitson -Steen, was born on the home farm of 
her father, near Dayton, Indiana, May 31, 1848. She was 
married in Lafayette, Indiana, December 31, 1864, to Daniel 
Harvey Kenyon. a son of Aaron Stratton and Sidney Gualt 
Kenyon, he having been born at Waldo, Marion County, Ohio, 
August 6, 1842 — a farmer by occupation. Residence, Waldo, 
Ohio. To them were born the following fourteen children: 
I. Martha Jane Kenyon, the eldest child of Daniel H. and 
Eliza Steen Kenyon, was born at Waldo, Ohio, September 8, 
1866. 
2 fessie Margreeth Kenyon, the second daughter of Daniel H. 
and Eliza Steen Kenyon, was born at Waldo, Ohio, January 
18, t868, and died July 4, 1868. 

3. George Aaron Kenyon, the third child and eldest son of 
Daniel H. and Eliza vSteen Kenyon, was born at Waldo, Ohio, 
August 28, 1869. 

4. Joseph Hamilton Kenyon, the fourth child and second son 
of Daniel H. and Eliza Steen Kenyon, was born at Waldo, 
Ohio, September 15, 187 1. 

5. John David Kenyon, the fifth child and third son of Daniel 
H. and Eliza Steen Kenyon, was born at Waldo, Ohio, 
August 5, 1873, and died August 17, 1873. 

6. Mary Ellen Kenyon, the sixth child and third daughter of 
Daniel H. and Eliza Steen Kenyon, was born at Waldo, Ohio, 
January 18, 1875. 

7. Cidna Eliza Kenyon, the seventh child and fourth daughter 
of Daniel H. and Eliza Steen Kenyon, was born at Waldo, 
Ohio, September 13, 1876. 

8. Charles Monroe Kenyon, the eighth child and fourth son of 
Daniel H. and Eliza Steen Kenyon, was born at Waldo, Ohio, 
February 2, 1878. 



320 BIOGRAl'KV OI-" THE STKIvX FAMILY. 

9. Daniel Harvey Kenyon, jr., the ninth child and tifth son of 
Daniel Harvey and Eliza Steen Kenyon. was born at Waldo, 
Ohio, January 15. 1881. 

10. Clara Kenyon, the tenth child and fifth daughter of Daniel 
H. and Eliza Steen Kenyon, was born at Waldo, Ohio, Feb- 
ruary 17. 1883, and died April 28', t886. 

11. Frederick Antoni Kenyon, the eleventh child and sixth 
son of Daniel H. and Eliza Steen Kenyon, was born in Dela- 
ware, Delaware County. Ohio. February 7. 1884. 

12. James Lee Kenyon, the twelfth child and seventh son of 
Daniel H. and Eliza Steen Kenyon, was born at Waldo, 
Ohio. September 1, 1885. 

13. Frank Steen Kenyon, the thirteenth child and eighth son 
of Daniel H. and Eliza Steen Kenyon, was l)orn at Waldo, 
Ohio, June 22, 1888. 

14. Stella Hope Kenyon. the fourteenth child and sixth daugh- 
ter of Daniel H. and Eliza Steen Kenyon, was born at 
Waido, Ohio, May 24. 1891. 

IV. — George Hamilton Steen, Jr., the fourth child and second 
son of George Hamilton and Mary Whitson Steen, was born 
on the old honie farm, near Dayton, Tippecanoe County, 
Indiana, February 29, 1852, where he grew up to manhood. 
He is a traveling salesman for a wholesale drug house in St. 
Louis, Missouri. He was married at Litchfield. Illinois. Sep- 
tember 5, 1877, to Ida A. Lawrence, the eldest daughter of 
Major Joseph and Agnes Lawrence, she having been born in 
Litchfield, Illinois, November 26. 1857. To them were born 
two children. Residence, St. Louis. Missouri. 

1. Georgia A. Steen. the eldest daughter of George H. and 
I. Agnes Lawrence Steen. was born in Ivitchfield, Illinois, 
June 7, 1878. 

2. Mary Vesta Steen. the second daughter of George H. and 
Ida Agnes Lav»Tence vSteen. was born in Alorrisooville. Ilii- 
nois. October 19, 1880. 

V. — Joseph Walker Steen. the fifth, child and third son of George 
Hamilton and Mary Whitson Steen. was born on the farm, 
near Dayton. Indiana. July 29, 1857. He received his middle 
name after Walker Steen, a nephew of his grandfather George 
Steen. who 'eft Ireland and went to Scotland, where he married 
.'i Scotch lady. He afterwards came to America and bex:ame 



DESCENDANTS OF GKORGE STEEN. 32 1 

quite prosperous, and very much respected by iall who knew 
him. Joseph Walker Steen deHghts in travel and in literature. 
He is unmarried, and seems quite contented with that situation 
in life. He has followed the occupation of druggist and jew- 
eler, but in 1898 he sold his drug and jewelry store and other 
property in Rossville, Illinois, to spend two years or more in 
foreign travel in South America, Europe, etc. He hopes to 
see enough of the world by the close of the year 1900 to be 
ready to return home and go into business again. 



CHAPTER HI. 



Agnes Walker Steen, also called "Nancy," the third child 
and second daughter of George and Anne Gualt Steen, was born 
in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1801, and died in Tippe- 
canoe County, Indiana, February 27, 1845, aged about 44 year's. 
In 1833, with her husband, her children, and her father's family, 
she removed from Pennsylvania to what was then the far West, 
and located in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, where she spent the 
remainder of her life. She was married in Pennsylvania by the 
Rev. A. J. Ballet, April 28, 1825, to Hugh Morton McClintick; 
he having been born April 28, 1804. To them were born ten 
children, as follows: 

I. — Ann L. McClmtick, the eldest child of Hugh Morton and 
Agnes Walker Steen McClintick, was born in Pennsylvania, 
February i, 1826, and died in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, 
Alarch 31, 1848, in the 23d year of her age. 

II. — James IMcClintick, the second child and eldest son of Hugh 
Morton and Agnes Walker Steen McClintick, was born in 
Pennsylvania, March 27, 1827. Residence, Muscoda, Grant 
County, Wisconsin. 

IH. — George Steen McClintick, the third child and second son 
of Hugh Morton and Agnes Walker Steen McClintick, was 
born in Pennsylvania, March 25, 1829. Residence, Rich Xal- 
ley. Miami County, Indiana. 
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322 EIOGRAPIIY OF' TIIK STrKN FAMILY. 

I\'. — Jawe S. McClintick, the fourth child and second daughter 
of Hugh Morton and Agnes Walker Steen McCUntick, was 
born in Penns}lva:na, May 15. 1831. She was married to a 
j\'Ir. Robinson, Residence, Cedar Rapids, Boone County, 
Nebraska. 

V. — Hugh M. McClintick, the fifth child and third son of Hugh 
Morton and Agnes Walker Steen McClintick, was born in 
Pennsylvania, October 20, 1S32, and died March 13, 1833. 

VT. — Hugh Morton McClintick, Jr., the sixth child and fourth 
son of Hugh Morton and Agnes Walker Steen McClintick, 
was born in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, February 20, 1834. 
He was married, first, October 23, 1856, to Nancy J. Robinson, 
she having been born October 13. 1834, and died September i:, 
1872, m the 38th year of her age. To them were born five 
children. Hugh Morton McClintick was married a second 
time, December i, 1874, to Laura Winkle. To them w^ere born 
two cliildren. Residence, Cedar Rapids, Nebraska. 

1. George W. McClintick, the eldest child of Hugh Morton 
and Nancy J. McClintick, was born September 24, 1857. 

2. Sarah L. McClintick, the second child and eldest daughter 
of Hugh M. and Nancy J. Robinson McClintick, was born 
March 18, 1859, and died September 16, 1883, in the 25th 
year of her age. 

3. James H. McClintick, the third child and second son of 
Hugh M. and Nancy J. McClintick, was born August 25, 
1861. 

4. Linda May McClintick, the fourth child and second daugh- 
ter of Hugh M. and Nancy J. McClintick, was born October 
4, 1864, and died October 8, 1865. 

5. Joseph Morton McClintick, the fifth child and third son of 
Hugh M. and Nancy J. Robinson McClintick, was born 
October 28, 1866. 

6. Clarence C. McClintick, the sixth child of Hugh Morton 
McClintick, and the first child by his second wdfe, Laura 
Winkle McClintick, was born September 9, 1875, and died 
February 20, 1876. 

7. Alvin Everett McClintick. the seventh child of Hugh Mor- 
ton McClintick, and the second child by his second wife, 
Laura Winkle McClintick, was born November 3, 1878, and 
died January 10, i88r, in the 3d year of his age. 



DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE STEEN. 323 

Vil. — Joseph Hamilton McClintick, the seventh child and fifth 
son of Hugh Morton and Agnes Walker Steen McClintick, 
was born in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, September 3, 1836. 
Residence, Portland, Oregon. 

VHI. — Agnes Walker McClintick, the eighth child and third 
daughter of Hugh Morton and Agnes Walker Steen McClin- 
lick, was born in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, May 16, 1838, 
and died August 22, 1848, in the i ith year of her age. 

IX. — Rachel Marian McClintick, the ninth child and fourth 
daughter of Hugh Morton and Agnes Walker Steen McClin- 
tick, was born in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, September 16, 
1840. She was married to a Mr. Robinson. Residence, Cedar 
Rapids, Nebraska. 

X. — Amzi Wright McClintick, the tenth child and sixth son of 
Hugh Morton and Agnes Walker Steen McClintick, was born 
in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, September 22, 1842. Resi- 
dence, Grey Eagle, Minnesota. 



CHAPTER IV. 



Joseph Steen, the fourth child and second son of George 
and Anne Gualt Steen, was born in Lancaster County. Pennsyl- 
vania, April 21, 1803. He was an intelligent, industrious, and 
prosperous farmer. In the fall of 1830, in company with his 
brother, George Hamilton Steen, he rem.oved from Pennsylvania 
to Indiana, and entered land in Sheffield Township, Tippecanoe 
County, and settled down and began to open up a farm. He was 
a man of strict integrit}', and highly respected by all who knew 
him. While engaged in improving his farm and preparing it for 
a future home, he was taken sick, and died not long afterwards 
in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, March 10, 1833, in the 30th year 
of his aefe. 



324 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY 

CHAPTER V. 



John Steen. the fifth child and third son of George and Anne 
Gur.ft Sreen, was born ni Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, July 29, 
1808, and died in Clinton County, Indiana, September 12, 1881, in 
the 74th year of his age. He was a farmer by occupation. He 
was married m Carlisle, Pennsylvania, April 14. 1833. to Jane D. 
Wright, a daughter of Robert and Nancy Wright, she having 
been born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, March i, 1807, and died in 
Clinton County, Indiana, August 7, 1859, in the 53d year of her 
age. Thev removed from Pennsylvania with George Steen, his 
familv. and other friends, to the then far West, in Tippecanoe 
County, Indiana, in May, 1833, the next month after their mar- 
riage ; and not long afterwards located in the adjoining county 
of Clinton, in which they made their permanent home. To them 
were born six children, as follows: 

I. — Robert Wright Steen, the eldest child, a son of John and 
Jane D. Wright Steen, a grandson of the George Steen who 
came from Ireland to America, was born in Tippecanoe County, 
Indiana, January 25, 1835 — a prosperous farmer. He was 
married, January 27, 1858, to Lucinda Nally. Residence, Bat- 
tle Ground, Indiana. To them were born the following chil- 
dren: 

1. George Edward Steen was born at Battle Ground, Indiana. 
He was married, August 14, 1895, to Anna Belle Chenowith. 
Residence, Battle Ground, Indiana. To them were born the 
following : 

/. — Olive Lalena Steen was born at Battle Ground, Indiana, 
September 12, 1896. 
■ //. — Esther Evaleen Steen was born at Battle Ground, Indi- 
ana, January 9, 1899. 

2. Mary Elizabeth Steen was born at Battle Ground, Indiana. 

II. — Nancy Holmes Steen, the second child and eldest daughter 
of John and Jane D. Wright Steen, v/as born in Clinton County, 
Indiana, November 12, 1837. She was married at the same 
nlace October 21, 1852, to John C. Allen — a farmer — he 
having been born in Ohio, January 2, 1827, and died in Clin- 
ton County, Indiana, November 27, 1889, in the 63d year of his 



DESCENDANTS OE GEORGE STEEN. • ■ 3^^- ■ 

■age. Mrs. Nancy H. Steen Allen still resides near Mulberry, 
Clinton County, Indiana. To them were born nine children, 
as follows: 

1. Henry Albert Allen, the eldest son of John C. and Xancy 
H. Steen Allen, was born in Clinton County, Indiana, Janu- 
ary 21, 1854. He is a farmer by occupation. He was mar- 
ried, February 3, 1879, to Lillian Carr, she having been born 

■ February 13, 1858. Residence, Brookston, White County, 
Indiana. To them were born the following four children: 
/. — Helen A. Allen, tiie eldest child of Henry Albert and 

Lillian Carr Allen, was born August 26, 1881. 
//. — Jay C. Allen, the second child and eldest son of Henry 

A. and Lillian C. Allen, was born July ig, 1883. 
///. — Xancy V. Allen, the third child and second daughter 

of Henry A. and Lillian C. Allen, was born Xovember 12, 

1885. 
IV. — Albert H. Allen, the fourth child and second son of 

FFenry A. and Lillian C. Allen, was born March. 16, 1888. 

2. Lydia Jane Allen, the second child and eldest daughter of 
John C. and Nancy H. Steen Allen, was born in Clinton 
County, Indiana, November 4, 1855. She was married. 
January 11, 1888, to John A. Cook — a druggist — he hav- 
ing been born October 14, 1852. Residence. Goodland, 
Indiana. To them was born one son, as follows: 

/. — Raymond Cook, a son of John A, and Lydia Jane Allen 
Cook, was born January 13, 1889. 

3. Harriet Louisa Allen, the third child and second daughter of 
John C. and Nancy H. Steen Allen, was born in Clinton 
County, Indiana, September 6, 1857, and died X'^ovember 8> 
1861, in the 5th year of her age. 

4. Jemima Adaline Allen, the foiu-th child and third daughter 
of John C. and Nancy H. Steen Allen, was born in Clinton 
County, Indiana, February 26, 1859. She was married, 
October 21, 1885, to Dr. Dennis M. Kelley, he having beetj 
born March 12, 1855. Residence, Brookston, Indiana. 

5. George Gordon Allen, the fifth child and second son of John 
C. and Nancy H. Steen Allen, was born in Clinton County, 
Indiana, February 19, 1861 — a farmer. He was married, 
December 21, 1888, to Adda Finch, she having been born 



326 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

September 28, 1865. Residence, near Otterbein, Benton 
County, Indiana. To them one child was born. 
/. — Geneva Allen, daughter of George B. and Adda Finch 
Allen, was born December 22, 1890. 

6. Elizabeth Ann Allen, the sixth child and fourth daughter of 
John C. and Nancy H. Steen Allen, was born in Clinton 
County, Indiana, August 16, 1862. She was married in 
Markle, Huntington County, Indiana, June 17, 1885, to the 

: Rev. Milton E. Nethercut, a minister of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, he havmg been born March 9, 1861. To 
them one child was born. 

/. — Emory E. Nethercut, a son of Rev. M. E. and Elizabeth 
A. Allen Nethercut, was born April 21, 1886. 

7. John Edward Allen, the seventh child and third son of John 
C. I'.nd Nancy H. Steen Allen, was born in Clinton County, 
Indij^na, October 24, 1863 — a druggist. Residence, Mul- 
berry, Indiana. 

8. Mary Olive Allen, the eighth child and fifth daughter of 
John C. and Nancy H. Steen Allen, was born in Clinton 
County, Indiana, September 22, 1865. She was married, 
September 5, 1888, to Bert G. Small, a son of Rev. Gilbert 
Small, he having been born March 16, 1867 — editor of "The 

' Journal." Residence, Logansport, Indiana. To them one 
child was born. 

/. — Donald Small, a son of Bert G. and Mary Olive Allen 
Small, was born April 21, 1890. 

9. Robert Wright Allen, the ninth child and fourth son of 
John C. and Nancy H. Steen Allen, was born in Clinton 
County, Indiana, December 14, 1870 — a druggist. Resi- 
dence, Mulberry, Clinton County, Indiana. 

III. — George Boyd Steen, the third child and second son of John 
and Jane D. Wright Steen, and a grandson of George and Anne 
Gualt Steen, was born in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Decem- 
ber 22, 1839 — a farmer by occupation. He was married in 
Danville, Illinois, February 25, 1863, to Damaris Bush, a 
daughter of William and Jane Bush, she having been born ia 
Dayton, Indiana, April 6, 1843. Residence, Ionia, Jewell 
County, Kansas. To them were born eleven children, as fol- 
lows : 



DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE STEEN. 327 

1. Orville Bush Steen, the eldest son of George Boyd and 
Damaris Bush Steen, was born in Tippecanoe County, Indi- 
ana, January 3, 1865, and died August 19, 1865. 

2. George Edgar Steen, the second son of George B. and 
Damaris B. Steen, was born in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, 
March 25, 1866 — clerk of the court, Mankato, Kansas. 

3. Ralph Lester Steen, the third son of George B. and Damaris 
B. Steen, was born in Daviess County, Missouri, March 17, 
1869 — a teacher, Mankato, Kansas. 

4 Robert Lee Steen, the fourth son of George B. and Damaris 
B. Steen. was born in Daviess County, Missouri, March 12, 
1871 — a teacher, Jewell City, Kansas. 

5. Agnes Mary Steen, the fifth child and eldest daughter of 
George B. and Damaris B. Steen, was born in Jewell County, 
Kansas, October 3, 1873. Residence, Ionia, Kansas. 

6. Orris Dwight Steen, the sixth child and fifth son of George 
B. and Dawiaris B. Steen, was born in Jewell County, Kan- 
sas, September 6, 1875. Residence, Ionia, Kansas. 

7. Morton Colfax Steen, the seventh child and sixth son of 
George B. and Damaris B. vSteon, was born in Jewell County, 
Kansas, November 16, 1877. Residence, Ionia, Kansas. 

8. Maud Lillie Steen, the eighth child and second daughter of 
George B. and Damaris B. Steen, was born in Jewell County, 
Kansas, December 17, 1879. Residence, Ionia, Kansas. 

9. Chester Lynn Steen. the ninth child and seventh son of 
George B. and Damaris B. Steen, was born in Jewell County, 
Kansas, January 28, 1882. 

TO. Clement Earle Steen, the tenth child and eiglith son of 
George B. and Damaris B. Steen, was born in Jewell County, 
Kansas, June 25, 1884. Residence, Ionia, Kansas. 

II. Leona M. Steen, the eleventh child and third daughter of 
George B. and Damaris B. Steen, was born in Jewell County, 
Kansas, October 27. 1886. Residence, Ionia, Kansas. 

IV. — Harriet Eliza Steen, the fourth child and second daughter 
of John and Jane D. Wright Steen, and a granddaughter of 
George and Anne Gualt Steen, was born in Clinton County, 
Indiana. March 15, 1842, and died September 30, 1866. in the 
25th year of her age. She was m.arried in Tippecanoe County, 
Indiana, March 29, i860, to Anthony Noble, he having been 



328 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STKEN FAMILY. 

lioni in lUitler County. Ohio, Septeml)er 12, 1831, ami resides 
pear Fitliian, X'ermilion Conntw Illinois. To them were born 
three children, as follows: 

1. Huldah Jane Noble, the eldest daughter of Anthony and 
Harriet Eliza v^teen Noble, was born May 6, 1861. Resi- 
dence, Fithian, lUinois. 

2. Rosa R. Noble, the second daughter of Anthony and Har- 
riet Eliza Steen Noble, was born November 15. 1862. Resi- 
dence, Fithian, Illinois. 

3. Mary Agnes Noble, the third daughter of Anthony and 
Harriet Eliza Steen Noble, was born April 28, 1864. Resi- 
dence, Fithian, Illinois. 

"\\ — Sarah Ann Steen, the fifth child and third daughter of John 
and Jane D.Wright Steen. and a granddaughter of George 
and Ann Gualt Steen. was born in Clinton County, Indiana, 
lanuarv 16. 1846. She was married by the Rev. R. M. Mar- 
tin, in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois. September 26, 
1867, to William Harvey Dearth, he having been born in War- 
ren County. Ohio, November 30, 1843. Residence, Fithian, 
Illinois. They are the' parents of one child, as follows: 
I. Tohn William Dearth, son of William Harvey and Sarah 
Ann S<"een Dearth, was born near Fithian, Illinois, June 18, 
1 87 1. Residence, Fithian, \'ermilion County. Illinois. 

VI. — Mary Elizabeth Steen, the sixth child and fourth daughter 
of John and Jane D. Wright Steen, and a granddaughter of 
George and Annie Gualt Steen, was born in Clinton County, 
Indiana, February 12, 1848. She was married in Vermilion 
County, Illinois, January 18, 1866, to Perry T. Martin, he hav- 
ing been born in Georgetown, Vermilion County, Illinois, Feb- 
ruary 16, 1843. Residence, 346 East Madison Street. Dan- 
ville, Illinois. To them were born two children, as follows: 

1. Edward Perry Martin, the eldest son of Perry T. and Mary 
Eli/cabeth Steen Martin, was born August 6, 1870. Resi- 
dence, Danville, Illinois. 

2. Lawson Ellsworth Martin, the second son of Perry T. and 
Alary Elizabeth Steen Martin, was born April 7, 1873. Resi- 
dence, Danville, Illinois. 



DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE STEEN. 329 

CHAPTER VI. 



Jane Steen, the sixth and yoinigest child of George and Anne 
Gualt Steen, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, March 
26. 181 1, and died in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, October (S, 
1836, in the 26th year of her age. - She removed with her parents 
from Pennsylvania to Tippecanoe Count}', Indiana, in May, 1833. 
She was married in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, about 1835, to 
John Adam Peters, by whom she had one child, as follows: 

I. — Jane Peters, a daughter of John Adam and Jane Steen Peters, 
v/as born in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, September 29, 1836. 
vShe was married in Clinton County, Indiana, February 25, 
1857, to William Foresman, he having been born in Circleville, 
Ohio, September 8, 1830. Residence, Foresman, Newton 
County, Indiana. To them were born five children, as follows! 

1. Charles A. Foresman, the eldest son of William and Jane 
Peters Foresman, was born in Dayton, Tippecanoe County, 
Indiana, May 29, 1859. He is editor of "The Lewiston 
Teller." He was married in Crawfordsville, Indiana, August 
5, 1891. Residence, Lewiston, Idaho. 

2. Robert Bruce Foresman, the second son of William and 
Jane Peters Foresman, was born in Dayton. Indiana, 
November 10, 1862. He was married in Kentland, Indiana, 
March 20, 1890. To them one child was born. Residence, 
Kentland, Indiana. 

3. William Foresman, the third son of William and Jane Peters 
Foresman, was born in Harristown, ]\Iacon County, Illinois, 
September 7, 1864 — a teacher and printer by occupation. 
Residence, Lewiston, Idaho. 

4. Marcus F. Foresman, the fourth son of William and Jane 
Peters Foresman was born in Harristown, Illinois, Novem- 
ber 17, 1867. He was married in Foresman, Indiana, Octo- 
ber 16, 1890. He is by occupation a teacher and practical 
printer. Residence, Lewiston, Idaho. 

5. Harvey Foresman, the fifth son of William and Jane Peters 
Foresman, was born in Harristown, Illinois, December 3, 
1871. Residence, Foresman, Newton County, Indiana. 



BOOK SEVEN, 




DESCENDANTS OF FREDERICK STEEN. , 

Frederick Steen was born in Lancaster County, Pennsyl- 
vania, in 1755. He was married about 1785 to Katherine Rector, 
and removed to Harrison County, Kentucky, near Cynthiana. 
where all his four children were born and brought up. He died 
in Knox County, Kentucky, killed by a stroke of lightning, 
about 181 5. After his death the family removed to Missouri. 



Frederick Steen was born in Lancaster County, Pennsyl- 
vania, in 1755. and died in Knox County, Kentucky, about 1815, 
killed by a stroke of lightning, when about sixty years of age. 
He was married about 1785 to Katherine Rector, whose parents 
came from Holland, and consequently belonged to the Pennsyl- 
vania Dutch stock, she having been born in Pennsylvania about 
1759. and died m Gasconade County, Missouri, in 1863, in the 
104th year of her age. One of the brothers of Katherine Rector 
Steen became Surveyor General of the State of Missouri in an 
early day, and is supposed to be the father or grandfather of 
ex-Governor Rector, of Arkansas. Frederick Steen was a man 
of large frame, quite stout, and weighed considerably more than 
two hundred pounds. Not long after his marriage he removed 
from Pennsylvania, and located upon a farm near Cynthiana, in 
Harrison Covmty, Keniucky, where all his four children were 
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DESCENDANTS OF FREDERICK STEEN. 33 1 

born and brought up. He was a successful and practical farmer. 
All his children were industrious and prosperous. Several years 
after the death of Frederick Steen his v/ife and children emigrated 
to the State of Missouri, where a numerous posterity still 
remains. To Frederick and Katherine Rector Steen were born 
the following children: Elizabeth, William, John, and Frances 
Steen. 



CHAPTER I. 



EHzabeth Steen, the eldest child, a daughter of Frederick and 
Katherine Rector Steen, was born on her father's farm, near 
Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky, in 1791. She was mar- 
ried to William R. Bohan, and in the year 1833 removed to the 
State of Missouri with her husband, who located on lands in 
Pettis County, near the site of the present city of Sedalia, where 
many of their descendants still remain. They were the parents 
of five children, as follows: 

I. — James Bohan. 
H. — John Bohan. 
Hf. — Wdliam Bohan. 
I. Walter S. Bohan. 
I\'. — Frances Bohan, who was married to a Mr. Watson. 
V — Sarah Bohan, who was married to a Mr. Ray. 



CHAPTER H. 



William Steen. the second child and eldest son of Frederick 
and Katherine Rector Steen, was born upon his father's farm, 
near Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky, October 14, I795» 
and died in Douglas Prairie, Missouri, July 25, 1869, in the 74th 



33? BIOGRAPHY OF THE STRflN FAMILY. 

year of his age. In 1832 he removed from Kentucky to Gas- 
conade County, Missouri, and located on what is now known 
as Douglas Prairie, where, at the time of his death, he owned a 
larji^e and valuable estate of five, hundred acres of land. He was 
married in Roane County, Tennessee, September 14, 181 8, to 
Elizabeth Rector, (a daughter of Richard Rector, who was born 
October 7, 1784, and Frances Smith Rector, who was born Sep- 
tember I, 1789), she having been born in Roane County. Tennes- 
see, July 19, 1804, and died on Douglas Prairie, Gasconade 
County, Missouri, June 29, 1856, in the 52d year of her age. To 
them were born three children, as follov.^s: , 

I. — Susan Steen, the eldest child, a daughter of William and 
Elizabeth Rector Steen, was born in Roane County, Tennessee, 
January 14, 1822, and died October 10, 1865, in the 44th year 
of her age. She was married May 15, 1853, to James Finley. 
They had no children. 
II.— Mary Steen, the second daughter of William and Elizabeth 
Rector Steen, was born in Roane County, Tennessee, Noveqi- 
ber 12, 1824. She was married at the home of her parents, on 
Douglas Prairie, in Gasconade County, Missouri, September 
15, 1844, to John Walters, he having been born in South Caro- 
lina, September 10, 1817. Residence. Steen's Prairie, Mls- 
fouri. To them were born two children, as follows: 
I. Sarah Elizabeth Walters, the eldest daughter of John and 
and Mary Steen Walters, was born in Maries County, Mis- 
souri, February iq, 1848. She was married at the same 
place, October 3. 1867, to Mons Randolph Matthews, he 
having been born in Gasconade County. Missouri, March 16, 
1846. Residence, Steen's Prairie, Maries County, Missouri. 
To them were born three children, as follows: 
/. — vSarah Margretta Matthews, the eldest child, a daughter 
of Mons Randolph and Sarah Elizabeth Matthews, was 
born in Gascouade County, Missouri, July 31, 1869. She 
was married at the same place, January 3, 1889, to Jacob 
Willoughby, he having been born in Maries County, Mis- 
souri, July 2, 1869. 

, //. — Mary Elizabeth Matthews, the second daughter of M. 
R. and Sarah Elizabeth Walters Matthews, was born at 
Gasconade County, Missouri, April 11, 1872, and died 
August 20, 1875, in the fourth year of her age. 



dkscp;ni)Axts of frkdkkick steen, 333 

///. — Honora Florence Alalthews, the third daughter of 
Alons Randolph and Sarah Elizabeth Walter Matthews, 
was born in Gasconade County, Missouri, November 20, 
1877. 

2. Margretta Walter, the second daughter of John and Mary 
Steen Walter, was born in Maries County, Missouri, Decem- 
ber 9, 1850. She was married at the same place, November 
15, 1871, to John Henry Arrcndall, he having been born 
in Maries County, Missouri, December 23, 1848. They 
have no children. Residence, Steen's Prairie, Missouri. 

Ill — Sarah Ann Steen, the third daughter of William and Eliza- 
beth Rector Steen, was born in Roane County, Tennessee, 
December 22, 1826. She was married in Gasconade County, 
Missouri, May 30, 1848, to Robert Milne, who was a Christian 
minister, and died March 17, 1865, in the 39th year of her age. 
Her liusband. Rev. Robert Milne, was born in Ohio, June 2, 
1823, and died August 8, 1890, in the 67th year of his age. To 
them v/ere born the following children: 

I. Mary E. Milne, the eldest child, a daughter of Robert and 
Sarah Ann Steen Milne, was born March 25, 1849. She 
v\^as married, December 11, 1864, to- George R. Sullivan. 
She was married a second time, April 11, 1871, to Joseph 
Beesley, who died May 5, 1898. To the first marriage was 
born one child, and to the second marriage five children. 
The following are the children of Mary E. Milne Sullivan- 
Bcesley: 

/. — George W. SuJlivan. a son of George R. and Mary E. 
Milne Sullivan, was born September 13, 1865, and dicvl 
February i, 1888, in the 23d year of his age. 
//. — Charles E. Beesley, the second son of Mary E. Milne, 
the first child by her second husband, Joseph Beesley, was 
born March 16, 1872. 
///. — Nancy V. J. Beesley, daughter of Joseph and Mary E. 
Milne Beesley, was born September 4, 1874, and was mar- 
ried September 16, 1893, to William T. Pennington. 
IV. — Mary E. Beesley, daughter of Joseph and Mary E. 

Milne Beesley, was born June 4, 1878. 
J\ — Martlia C. Beesley, daughter of Joseph and Mary E. 
jS'Iilne Beesley, was born January 5, 1882. 



334 



BIOGRAPHY OF Tlir; STKEN FAMII^Y. 



[//. — Isaac H. Beesley, a son of Joseph and Mary E. Milne 
Beesley, was born September 6, 1885. Residence, Topaz, 
Douglas County, Missouri. 

2. Nancy Malinda Milne, the second child, a daughter of 
Robert and Sarah Ann Steen Milne, was born in Gasconade 
County, Missouri, November 28, 1852, and was brought up 
in her father's family in Missouri and Kansas. She was 
married in Ozark County, Missouri, December 9, 1880, to 
Francis Marion Herndon, he having been born in Ozark 
County, Missouri, October 22, 1855. Residence, Silverton, 
Douglas County, Missouri. To them were born two chil- 
dren, as follows: 

/. — Otis Alvin Herndon, the eldest son of Francis M. and 
Nancy M. Herndon, was born in Douglas County, Mis- 
souri, January 6, 1882. 

//. — Elmer Bt-nona Herndon, the second son of Francis M. 
and Nancy M. Herndon, was born in Douglas County, 
Missouri, October 8, 1884. 

3. Melissa Carolme Milne, the third child, a daughter of Rob- 
ert and Sarah Ann Steen Milne, was born in Gasconade 
County, Missouri, November 25, 1854, and died at Alva, 
Missouri, November 2, 1887, in the 33d year of her age. 
She was married to Thomas A. Kay, by whom she had two 
children. Family residence, Alva, Missouri. 

/.- — Dewey Hershel Kay. 
//. — Carrie Ethel Kay. 

4. William Harvey Milne, the fourth child and eldest son of 
Robert and vSarah Ann Steen Milne, was born in Gasconade 
County, Missouri, March 23, 1856. He was married to 
Mary Cox, and removed to Table Rock, Nebraska, where 
they still reside. The following are their children: 
/.—Frank Clark Milne. 

7/.— William Albert Milne. 
///.—Robert Olie ^lilne. 
IV. — Benjamin Alvin Milne. 

5. Louisa Gabrella Milne, the fifth child and fourth daughter 
of Robert and Sarah Ann Steen Milne, was born in Gascon- 
ade County, Missouri, August 6, 1859. She was married 
near Polo, Missouri, October 7, 1875, to Thomas Benton 



DKSCENDANTS OF FREDERICK STEF.N. 335 

Moore, he having .been born June 30, 1850. Residence, 
Polo, Caldwell County, Alissouri. To them were born the 
following six children: 
/. — Mary Ellen Moore, the eldest daughter of Thomas B. 

and Louisa G. Milne Moore, was born September 30, 1876 

She was married January 8, 1892, to Charles C. Barr, he 

having been born September 13, 1867. 
//. — Nancy Pearl Moore, the second daughter of Thomas 

B. and Louisa G. Moore, was born March 12. 1878. 
///. — Carrie Virginia Moore, the third daughter of Thomas 

B. and Louisa G. Moore, was born Novem.ber 30, 1879, 

and died January 8, 1883. 
IV. — Sarah Helena Moore, the fourth daughter of Thomas 

B. and Louisa G. Moore, was born March 3, 1882. 
V. — Walter Benton Moore, the fifth child and only son of 

Thomas B. and Louisa G. Moore, w^as born November 

30, 1883, and died March 3, 1884. 
VI. — Myrtle Moore, the sixth child and fifth daughter of 

Thomas B. and Louisa G. Moore, was born September 8, 

1890, and died December 19, 1890. 

Sarah Ella Milne, called "Ella," the sixth child and fifth 
daughter of Robert and Sarah Ann Steen Milne, was born 
in Mt. Vernon, Lawrence County, Missouri, March 23, 1861. 
This was at the beginning of the Civil War. Money was 
scarce and hard to get, and the little girl was called "Hard 
Times"' vmtil peace was declared, when her parents decided* 
to call her Sarah Ella Milne. When fourteen years of age 
she taught two terms of private school, and afterwards the 
public school for several years. She has wTitten quite a 
number of short poems. She was married, July 15, 1879, to 
Robert Bruce Martin, a .«on of Andrew and Margaret Mar- 
tin, he havmg been born in Douglas County, Missouri, 
December 10, 1844 — a farmer — and died in 1896, aged 52 
years. To this marriage was born one child, as follows: 
/. — Ira Martin, a son of Robert B. and S. Ella Milne Martin, 

was born in Lawrence County, Missouri, January 20, 1881, 

Residence, Salem, Oregon. 

Sarah Ella Milne Martin was married a second time, in 
Salem, Oregon, June i, 1898, to Charles Leonidas Watt, a 



336 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

son of Joseph and Sarah E. Watt, he having been born Jan- 
uary 18, 1852. Residence, Salem, Oregon. 

7. James Robert Mihie, the seventh child and second son of 
Robert and Sarah Ann Steen Milne, was born near Spring 
Hill, Kansas, February 18. 1863. He was married in Gas- 
conade County, Missouri, March 28, 1888, to Mary S. Hut- 
chins, she having been born October 13. 1867. Residence, 
near Polo, Caldwell County, Missouri. To them was born 
one child, as follows : 

/ Katherine Belle Milne, daughter of James R. and Mary 

S. ]\Iilne, was born near Polo, Missouri, August 12, 1890. 

8. Susan Emily Milne, the eighth and youngest child, the sixth 
daughter of Robert and Sarah Ann Steen Milne, was born 
near Spring Hill, Kansas, March 10, 1865. She was married 
near Ava, Douglas County, Missouri, August i, 1883, to 
Jesse Oliver Casto, he having been born near Kingston, 
Caldwell County, Missouri, February 20. 1862 — a farmer. 
Residence, Harmony, Lewis County, Washington. To 
them were born the following children: 

/. — Hattie May Casto, the eldest daughter of Jesse O. and 
S. Emma Milne Casto, was born in Caldwell, Missouri, 
June 14, 1884, and died June 16, 1887, aged three years 

//. — Ethel Lavina Casto, the second daughter of Jesse O. 
and S. Emma Milne Casto, was born in Caldwell County, 
Missouri, August 17, 1886. 

///. — Olive Priscilla Casto, the third daughter of Jesse O. 
and S. Emma Milne Casto, was born in Caldwell County, 
Missouri, May 31, 1893. 

IV. — William Francis Marioii Steen, the fourth child and eldest 
son of William and Elizabeth Rector Steen, was born in 
Roane County, Tennessee, February 14, 1828. He was taken 
by his parents to Missouri, in 1834, when a little boy, only six 
years old. His father's family settled perm.anently on a farm 
in Douglas Prairie, in Gasconade County, eighty-five miles 
west of St. Louis. When a young man he went to Marion 
County, Iowa, and in 1850 crossed the plains to California. 
He worked in the mines in Placerville, Georgetown, Downie- 
ville, and on the Yuba River. In 1852 he went to the South- 
ern diggings at Sonora, and the following year purchased a. 
farm in Calaveras County, ten miles from Jacksonville, Cali- 



DEoCEXDANTS OF FRKDERICK STEEN. 337 

fornia, where he remained one year. In 1854 he sold his farm 
and went to Sydney, Austraha. In 1856 he went to the Nelson 
District, in New Zealand, and the following year returned to 
Sydney. In 1S58 he went to Rocky River, in 1859 to Clarence 
River, in i860 to the Lamon Flats, and was there at the time 
of the Chinese not. In 1861 he went to Sydney again, thence 
to the Lachlan River diggings, in New South Wales. He left 
there in 1862 and went to New England, Clarence River, and 
the Loam diggings. In 1864 he went to Queensland and 
^•anded at Rockhampton. from whence he proceeded to the 
Peak Down diggings. In 1865 he went prospecting and dis- 
covered gold at the Star River, and afterwards at Cape River. 
Tn 1867 he went to Gilbert River, and ni 1870 to Ravenswood. 
In 1875 he went to Clammany, three hundred miles west of 
Ravenswood, and only remained three months ; then returned 
to Ravenswood, Queensland, Australia, where he has ever 
since resided. His occupation has been that of a gold miner anil 
trader in stocks — sometimes with plenty of money and some- 
times with none. In May, 1886, he returned to America on a 
visit to friends and relatives. William Francis Marion Steen 
was married in Ravenswood, Queensland, Australia, Decem- 
ber 12, 1871, to Ann Shaw Gane, she having been born In 
London, England, August 8, 1839. To them were born six 
children, all born in Ravenswood, Queensland, Australia, and 
brought up in the Church of England. 

1. Elizabeth Ann Steen, the eldest daughter of William F. M. 
and Ann Shaw Gane Steen, was born September 5, 1872. 

2. Sarah Amelia Steen, the second daughter of William F. M. 
and Ann Shaw Gane Steen, was born August 14, 1874. 

3. Eliza Jane Steen, the third daughter of William F. M. and 
Ann Shaw Gane Steen, was born July 19, 1876. 

4. Francis Robert Steen, the fourth child and eldest son of 
William F. M. and Ann Shaw Gane Steen, was born Sep- 
tember 27, 1878. 

5. Benjamin Steen, the fifth child and second son of William 
F. M. and Ann Shaw Gane Steen, was born February 23, 
1880. 

6. Rebecca Steen, the sixth child and fourth daughter of Wil- 
liam F. M. and Ann Shaw Gane Steen, was born IVtay 8, 
1883. Residence, Ravenswood, Queensland, Australia. 

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338 IJIOv-^.RAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

V. — Americus Vespucius Stecn, the fifth child and second son 
of William and Elizabeth Rector Steen, was born in Roane 
County, Tennessee, February 12, 1830. He was brought bv 
his parents to Missouri when a little child, and grew to man- 
hood on his father's farm, on Douglas Prairie, in Gasconade 
County. In 1850 he crossed the plains to California, and died 
from dysentery, near Placcrville, soon after reaching the State, 
in the 21st year of his age. 

VI. — Richard Rector Steen, the sixth child and third son of 
William and Elizabeth Rector Steen, was born in Roane 
County, Tennessee, September 6, 1831, and brought by his par- 
ents to Douglas Prairie, in Gasconade County, Missouri, in 
1834, when only three years old. Here he grew up on his 
father's farm, an industrious, intelligent, and successful man. 
He has always followed the occupation of a farmer. He was 
married in Maries County, Missouri, December 11, 1873, to 
Sarah Elizabeth Eoveiace, a daughter of Thomas Jonas and 
Mary Susan Lovelace, she having been born in Franklin 
County, Missouri, April 4, 1854. They have no children. 
Residence, near Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. 

VII. — John C. Steen, the seventh child and fourth son of Wil- 
liam and Elizabeth Rector Steen, was born in Roane County, 
Tennessee, February 6, 1833, and brought by his parents the 
next year to Douglas Prairie, Gasconade County, Missouri. 
Here he grew up to manhood, an intelligent, industrious, and 
successful farmer. He was married, October 22, 1868, to 
Laura Arundell, Residence, Oak Hill, Missouri. 

VHI. — Jasper Newton Steen, the eighth child and fifth son of 
William and Elizabeth Rector Steen, was born on Douglas 
Prairie, in Gasconade County, Missouri, March i, 1835. Here 
he grew to manhood and worked on his father's farm. Resi- 
dence, Red Bird, Gasconade County, Missouri. 

IX. — Frederick Carlisle Steen, the ninth child and sixth son of 
William and Elizabeth Rector Steen, was horn on Douglas 
Prairie, in Gasconade County, Missouri, Februar}^ 15, 183 1, 
and brought up on his father's farm. He is a successful farmer. 
He was married in Owensville, Gasconade County, Missouri, 
February 22, 1859, to Martha Jane Thompson, a daughter of 
William and Deliah Thompson, she having been born in 
Franklin County, Missouri, February 22, 1838. To them were 
born four children. Residence, St. James, Missouri. 




R. Rector Steexv. 



DESCENDANTS OE FREDERICK STEEN. 34 1 

1. Wilson Newton Steen, the eldest son of Frederick C. and 
Martha Jane Thompson Steen, was born in Gasconade 
County, Missouri, January 26, 1862. He is by occupation 
a cooper. Residence, St. James, Missouri. 

2. Laura Alice Steen, the second child and only daughter of 
Frederick C. and Martha Jane I'hompson Steen, was born in 
Gasconade County, Missouri, October 4, 1866. She is by 
occupation a teacher. Residence, St. James, Missouri. 

3. Early Steen, the third child and second son of Frederick C. 
and Martha Jane Thompson Steen, was born in Mt. A'ernon, 
Lawrence County. Missouri, December 7, 1873, ^"^1 died in 
St. James, Missouri, November 7, 1874, aged 11 months. 

4. Ernest Steen, the fourth child and third son of Frederick 
C. and Martha Jane Thompson Steen, was born in St. James, 
Missouri, December 25, 1875. Residence, St. James, Mis- 
souri. 

X. — George Washington Lafayette Steen, the tenth child and 
seventh son of William and Elizabeth Rector Steen, was born 
on Douglas Prairie, in Gasconade County, Missouri, July 4, 
1841, and brought up on his father's farm. He is by occupa- 
tion a farmer. He was married in 1862 to Louisa Boiler. To, 
them was born one child. Residence, Deepwater, Henry 
County, Missouri. 

XL — Elizabeth Parthenia Steen, the eleventh child and fourth 
daughter of William and Elizabeth Rector Steen, was born 
on Douglas Prairie, in Gasconade County, Missouri, October 
29, 1845, ^"d brought up on her father's farm. She was mar- 
ried at that place, June 5, 1864, to John Gatz, he having been 
, born in Hassiah, Gemany. April 7, 1841. They have no chil- 
dren. Residence, on Douglas Prairie, Missouri. 



CHAPTER HL 



John Steen, the third child and second son of Frederick and 
Katherine Rector Steen, was born upon his father's farm, near 
Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky, February 4, 1805. He 



342 UIOGRAPHY OF THE ST];,1-X FAMILY. 

Avas an induslriou'^, energetic and successful farmer. In 1832, 
when he was about 2y years of age, he removed from Kentucky 
to Missouri, and located upon a farm. He secured a large tract 
of land on what is now known as "Steen's Prairie," in Maries 
County, Missouri, which prairie was named after him. Here he 
continued to reside untii his death, February 14, 1847, aged 42 
years. He was married. July 28, 1838, to Mary A. J. Mitchell, 
who died in Hopkins Countv, Texas, May 22, 1870. To them 
were born a family of five children, as follows: 

I. — Elizabeth Jane Steen, the eldest daughter of John and Mary 
A. J. Steen, was born at Steen's Prairie, Maries County, Mis- 
souri, August 4, 1839, and died September 7, 1847, aged 8 
years, i month and 3 days. 

n. — Martha Ann Steen, the second daughter of John and Mary 
A. J. Steen. was born at Steen's Prairie, Maries County, Mis- 
souri, March 13. 1841, and died April 18, 1855, aged 14 vears, 
T month and 5 day5. 

nr. — Enoch M. Steen, the third child and eldest son of John 
and Mary A. J. Steen, was born at Steen's Prairie, in Maries 
County, Missouii, January 18, 1843, and died in Hopkins 
Coumy, Texas, Januarv 26, 1871, aged 28 years and 8 days. 
He was married in Hopkins County, Texas, in 1868, to Jeanie 
Well.s. who died m Hopkins County. Texas, in 1871. To them 
were born two daughters, both of whom were married and were 
ftili living at last accovmts. 

IV. — William Marvin Steen, the fourth child and second son of 
John and Mary A. J. Steen, was born at Steen's Prairie, in 
Maries County. Missouri, February 2g, 1845, and died Decem- 
ber 21, 1845. aged 9 months and 22 days. 

V. — John Logan Steen, the fifth child and third Son of John and 
Mary A. J. Steen, was born a few days after his father's death, 
at Steen's Prairie, Maries County, Missouri, February 25, 1847 
— a prosperous farmer. He was married in Denton County, 
Texas, February 25, 1872, to Elizabeth Alatilda Reynolds. 
Residence, Graham, Yoimg County, Texas. To them were 
born the following eight children: 
1. Zirrel J. Steen. the eldest child of John L. and Elizabeth M. 

Steen, was born in Denton Countv, Texas, December 27, 

1872. 



DFSCENDAN'iS O? FRIvDItRICK STe;e:n. 343 

2. Walter P. Steen, the second child of John L. and Elizabeth 
M. Steen, was born in Denton County, Texas, April 28. 

1875- 

3. William H. Steen, the third child of John L. and Elizabeth 
M. Steen, was born in Archer County, Texas, August 12, 
1878. 

4. Myrtle Steen, the fourth child of John L. and Elizabeth M. 
Steen, was born in Archer County, Texas, March 31, 188 1. 

5. Ohver G. Steen, the fifth child of John L. and Elizabeth M. 
Steen, was born in Archer County, Texas, July 18, 1883. 

6. Pearl Steen, the sixth child of John L. and Elizabeth M. 
Steen, was born in Archer County, Texas, November 4, 
1888. 

7. Ruby Steen, the seventh child of John L. and Elizabeth M, 
Steen, was born in Archer County, Texas, July 17, 1891. 

8. Alberta Jewell Steen, the eighth child of John L. and Eliza- 
beth M, Steen, was born in Archer County, Texas, December 
13, 1894. 



CHAPTER IV. 



Frances Steen, the fourth child and second daughter of 
Frederick and Katherine Rector Steen, was born on her father's 
farm, near Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky, May 8, 1806, 
where she grew up to womanhood. She was married, in 1823, to 
Francis R. Douglas — a farmer — he having been born October 
16, 1799. Mr. Douglas early emigrated to what was then the 
far West. He was the first settler permanently located on what 
is now known as "Douglas Prairie," in Gasconade County, Mis- 
souri, which prairie took its name from him. Here he continued 
to reside for manv years, brought up his family, and owned a 
large and valuable landed estate. The following are their 
children: 



3n 



BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEKN FAMILY. 



I. — Frederick J. Douglas, the eldest son of Francis R. and 
Frances Steen Douglas, was born February lo, 1824. He 
was married in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1849, to Ann Denny, 
and died in St. Louis, Missouri, February 17, 1875, aged 51 
years and 7 days. 

IL — Marv Atni Douglas, the second child and eldest daughter of 
Francis R. and Frances Steen Douglas, was born April 24, 
1826. She was married to S. G. Trower, and died in early 
life. 

lU. — Enoch S. Douglas, the third child and second son of 
Francis R. and Frances Steen Douglas, was born October 23, 
1 83 1. He was married to Elizabeth Moore. 

I\', — Lorinda Y. Douglas, the fourth child and second daughter 
of Francis R. and Frances Steen Douglas, was born September 
29, 1833. She was married to F. Crabtree. Residence, No. 
1523 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri. 

V. — William M. Douglas, the fifth child and third son of Francis 
R. and Frances Steen Douglas, was born July 5, 1835. He 
was married to Sarah Litton. Residence, Kansas City, Mis- 
souri. 

VL — Malinda E. Douglas, the sixth child and third daughter of 
Francis R. and Frances vSteen Douglas, was born April 11, 
J.838. She was married to F. Spence, and died . 

Vn. — Amanda M. Douglas, the seventh child and fourth daugh- 
ter of Francis R. and Frances Steen Douglas, was born on 
Douglas Prairie, in Gasconade County, Missouri, September 
22, 1841. She was m.arried at the same place, July 28, 1858. to 
Dr. George W. Wyatt, a successful practicing physician, he 
having been born in Waterloo, Illinois, August 8, 1834. To 
them were born two children. Residence, Ash Grove, Mis- 
souri. 

I. Milliard Clay Wyatt, ihe eldest sou of Dr. George W. and 
Amanda M. Douglas Wyatt, was born in Gasconade County, 
Missouri, September 12, 186 1. He was married, December 
17, 1883, to Genevieve Reynolds, she having been born in 
St. Louis. A'lissouri, August 8, 1862. To them the following 
child was born : 

/.—Ethel Lynn Wyatt, a daughter of Milliard Clay and 
Genevieve Reynolds Wyatt, was born July 2, 1885. 



DESCENDANTS OF FRKDEPICK STEEN. 345 

2. Marion Grant Wyatt, the second son of Dr. George W. and 
Amanda S. Douglas Wyatt, was born in St. Louis County, 
Missouri, P'ebruary t6, 1864. He is the editor of the "Ash 
Grove American.'' Residence, Ash Grove, Greene County, 
Missouri. 

VIII. — George W Douglas, the fourth son, the eighth and 
3'oungest child of Francis R. and Frances Steen Douglas, was 
born on Douglas Prairie, in Gasconade County, Missouri, 
March 11, 1850. He was married to Mary Austin, by whom 
he brought up a family of children. 



CHAPTER V. 



The record of Enoch Steen and his descendants is inserted 
here, although the writer is at a loss to know just where it ought 
to be placed. 



Enoch Steen, a son of AVilliam Steen, was born on his 
father's farm, near Harrodsburgh, Kentucky, February 22, 1800, 
and died in Kansas City, Missouri, January 22, 1880, in the 80th 
year of his age. Enoch Steen served as a soldier and officer in 
the United States Army for a period of about forty-eight years, 
i. c., from 1832 until his death, in 1880. When the Civil War 
broke out he was Colonel, commanding the fort at Walla Walla, 
Washington Territory. There is a mountain in Idaho called 
"Steen's Mountain," named after him in consequence of a severe 
battle he fought at that place with the Snake Indians, in 1858 or 
1859. He was retired from active service in the United States 
Army, about 1868, as Lieutenant Colonel of the Second United 
States Cavalry. Col. Enoch Steen was married three times, and 
had children by his first and second wife, but none by his third. 
He was married first m St. Louis, Missouri, in 1824, to Mrs. 



346 BIOGRAPHY OF THK STKtN FAMILY. 

I\Iarv Rector IMcPherson. Her maiden name was ]Mary Rector. 
To them were born three cliildren. He was married a second 
time, in 1849, to Mrs. Mary Selkirk Walsh, whose maiden name 
was Mary Selkirk, by whom he had two children. His second 
wife died in 1862. He was married a third time, March 4, i86g, 
to Mrs. Amelia McGee Evans, who was born in Shelby County, 
Keniuckv. June 17, 181 3. and who died in 1898, in Kansas City, 
Missouri. The following are the names of the children by Col. 
Enoch Steen, so far as they were known to the writer: 

I. — Constance Steen, the eldest child of Col. Enoch Steen and 
!iis first wife, was born about 1825. She was married to Com- 
mander Reed, of the United States Navy, who was killed in 
an action on the Mississippi River during the Civil War. and 
his wife died a few years later. 

II. — Laura Steen, the second daughter of Col. Enoch Steen and 
his first wife, Mary Rector McPherson Steen. was born in 
1826. She was married to Dr. Mat'son, a surgeon in the 
South.ern Army. Afterward she was married to Colonel 
Tucker, of the United States Army. In 1893 she was living 
quietly at her home, on Olive Street, St. Louis, Missouri. 

HI. — Alexander Earlv Steen was the only son of Colonel Enoch 
Steen. At the beginning of the Civil War he was a Captain in 
the United States Army, stationed at Ringgold Barracks, 
Texas. He resigned his commission and gave his services and 
his life to the South. He was very soon placed in command 
of a brigade in the Confederate Army, and served with great 
bravery and distinction throughout the war, and was killed in 
one of the last battles at Prairie Grove, Arkansas. He was 
married to a planter's daughter in the South, and to them were 
born a son and a daughter. 

IV'. — Arabella Steen, called "Belle," a daughter of Col. Enoch 
Steen by his second wife, Mary Selkirk Walsh Steen. was born 
in 1854. She was married in 1872 to John Waterman, who 
died about 1885. Arabella Steen Waterman died in Kansas 
City, Missouri, in 1888, aged 34 years. She was the mother of 
one child. 

I. Birdie Stern Waterman, a daughter of John and Arabella 
Steen Waterman, was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1873, 
and now resides with her grandmother. 



dksce'ndx\j:ts of Frederick steen. 347 

V. — Catherine Steen, called "Kate," a daughter of Col. Enoch 
•Steen by his second wife, Mary Selkirk Walsh Steen, was bom 
in 1856. She was married in Kansas City, Missouri, to Ste- 
phen Koth, in 1873 '^o them were born four children. Resi- 
dence, Kansas Citv, Alissouri. 



BOOK EIGHT. 




DESCENDANTS OF MOSES STEEN. 

Moses Steen was born in Culmore, near Londonderry, Ire- 
land, in 1718. He was married to a Miss Nelson, and brought 
up his family ihere. He died December 19, 1795, aged "JJ years. 
His ancestors were originally refugees from persecution. They 
came from Scotland into Ireland as early as the reign of James 
I., probably about 1620, and settled on the banks of the Foyle. 



Moses Steen was born at Culmore, Ireland, near London- 
derry, in 1718, and died at the same place, December 19, 1795, 
aged yy years. The old homestead at Culniore is a delightful 
placC; oA'erlooking Loch Foyle, and a fine prospect out tO' the 
sea. All the vessels that enter the harbor pass near by, and the 
view from beneath the shady trees is picturesque and interesting. 
The house stands upon a gentle slope above the water, and the 
ruins of the old church, where the family used to worship, is in 
full view. The cemeter)^ near by marks the final resting-place of 
Moses Steen, his wife, several of their children, and many of then- 
descendants. The ancestors of Moses Steen were originally 
refugees from Romish persecution in Holland. Leaving every- 
thing behind them except their religion, they first came into 
Scotland, where they remained for some time. They afterwards 
crossed over into Ireland as early as the reign of James I., prob- 
( 348 ) 



DESCENDANTS OF MOSES STEKN. 349 

ably about 1620, or perhaps a few years later. They settled at 
Culmore, on the banks of the Foyle, about four miles below Lon- 
donderry. In the course of time they were scattered abroad, 
and families of Steens sprang up in many different localities. 
They were a noble band of earnest Presbyterian Christians, who 
had been called to suffer for their religious principles, but deter- 
mined to maintain their freedom of conscience and liberty of 
worship at all hazards. Moses Steen was married near London- 
derry, about 1750, to a Miss Nelson, she having been born in 
1721, and died August 12, 1784. They lived at Culmore, where 
they brought up a family of children. They often conversed with 
the men who defended Londonderry from the i8th of December 
until the close of the awful siege. Moses Steen used to tell his 
children and his grandchildren how that during the terrible siege 
ol 1688 his own father and grandfather were driven under the 
walls of Derry by Rouen, the French General, in order that their 
privations and cries might compel the besieged to surrender. 
The cruel plan, however, failed. It enabled the weak and help- 
less in the city to get out, and the able-bodied to go in and carry 
on the defense, until William, the Prince of Orange, succeeded 
in breaking through the blockade, and by his conquering army 
and. shiploads of provisions brought relief to the starving Pro- 
testants. To Moses Steen and his wife, formerly a Miss Nelson, 
were born three children, as follows: Thomas, Alexander, and 
Mary Steen. 

There is also a William Steen so closely related to this fam- 
ily that the record of himself and his descendants is inserted as 
Chapter IV. of this Book. 



CHAPTER I. 



Thomas Steen, the eldest son of Moses Steen and his wife, 
formerly a Miss Nelson, was born at the old homestead, at Cul- 
more, near Londonderry, Ireland, in 1759, and died December 31, 
1845, aged 86 years. Thomas Steen was a prosperous business 
man, a most enterprising merchant of Londonderry, and had a 
vessel at sea. Ho was a devout and earnest Christian, a faithful 



350 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

and enthusiastic member of the Presbyterian Church, bringing 
up his family in the fear of the Lord. He was married, about 
1788, to Rebecca Bonner, she having been born hi 1763, and 
died 'December 17, 1846, aged 83 years. Her body was laid 
away to rest beside that of her husband, in the Culmore ceme- 
tery. To them were born nine children, as follows: 

I.- -Isabella Steen, the eldest child, a daughter of Thomas and 
Rebecca Bonner Steen, was born in Londonderry, Ireland, in 
1789, and died December 31, 1869, aged 80 years. She was 
married, about 1812, to John McCalley, and brought up a 
family of eight children, whose mortal remains now lie side by 
side in the Culmore cemetery. Their names are as follows: 

1. Richard McCalley. 

2. William McCalley. 

3. John McCalley. 

4. Jane INIcCalley. 

5. Isabella McCalley. 
, 6. Maria McCalley. 

7. Caroline McCalley. 

8. Annie McCalley. 

II. — William vSteen, the second child and eldest son of Thomas 
and Rebecca Bonner Steen, was born in Londonderry, Ireland, 
in 1793, and died March 27, 1838. He was never married, was 
a devout Christian, and a prosperous merchant of Londonderry. 
His body was laid away to rest in the Culmore cemetery. 

III. — Alexander Steen, M.D., the third child and second son of 
Thom.as and Rebecca Bouner Steen, was born in London- 
derry, Ireland, in 1794, and died there September 14, 1870, 
aged 76 years. He was educated as a physician, and attained 
a high standing. He was court physician at St. Petersburgh, 
Russia, during the latter part of the reign of Nicholas L, who 
died in St. Petersburgh, March 2, 1855. He was a physician 
in the Refuge Hospital, St. Petersburgh, Russia, but returned 
to Ireland, in his old age, and died there. His body rests in 
the Culmore cemetery. Dr. Alexander Steen was twice mar- 
ried, first to a Miss Hill, by whom he had two children. After 
her death he was married a second time to a Miss Griffith, by 



Di;SCi;NDANTS O^ MOSES STEEN. 35 L 

whom he also had two children. The following are the names 
of his children in the order of their birth: 

1. William Steen. 

2. Emma Steen. 

3. Eliza Steen. 

4. Alexander Steen. 

IV. — Moses Steen, the fourth child and tliird son of Thomas and 
Rebecca- Bonner Steen, was born in Londonderry, Ireland, 
about 1796, and died in Limavady, County Londonderry, Ire- 
land, in 1856, aged about 60 years. He Avas a merchant o£ 
Limavady, doing a large business in the shoe trade. He was 
an earnest Christian, and brought up his children as such. He 
was married, about 1818, to Mary Simpson, who died in 1850, 
by whom he had seven children, as follows : 

1. Thomas Steen, the eldest son of Moses and Mary Simpson 
Steen, was born in Limavady, Ireland, about 1820. 

2. Alexander Steen, the second son of Moses and Mary Simp- 
son Steen, was born in Limavady, Ireland, about 1822. 

3. William Steen, thr- third son of Moses and Mary Simpson 
Steen, was born in Limavady, Ireland, about 1824. 

4. Lucinda Steen, the fourth child and eldest daughter of 
Moses and Mary Simpson Steen, was born in Limavady,. 
Ireland, about 1825. 

5. Rebecca Steen, the fifth cliild and second daughter of Moses 
and Mary Simpson Steen, was born in Limavady, Ireland,, 
about 1826. 

6. Amelia Winton Steen, the sixih child and third daughter oC 
Moses and Mary Simpson Steen, was born in Limavady, 
Ireland, about 1828. 

7. George Steen, the seventh child, the fourth and youngest 
son of Moses and Mary Simpson Steen, was born in Lima- 
vady, Ireland, in 182Q. He was educated in the University 
of Glasgow, Scotland ; and ordained a minister of the Pres- 
byterian Church in 1854, and installed pastor of the congre- 
gation in Keady, Ireland. On this occasion the Rev. John 
Hall, D.D., late of New York City, preached the installa- 
tion sermon. Rev George Steen still continues pastor of 
this church in Keady, which position he has now (1900) held 
for forty-six years. He was married, in 1864, to Janet Lysle 



352 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

Ross; she having been born in 1843. Residence, Keady, 
County Armagh, Ireland. To them were born six children, 
as follows: 
/. — James Ross Steen, M.D., the eldest son of Rev. George 

and Janet L. Ross Steen, was born in Limavady, Ireland, 

in 1867. He is now a physician in London, England. 
77. — George Bonner Steen, the second son of Rev. George 

and Janet L. Ross Steen, was bom in Keady, Ireland, in 

iS6g — a banker. Residence, Carrickmacross, Ireland. 
777. — Ernest Lysle Steen, the third son of Rev. George and 

Janet L. Ross Steen, was born in Keady, Ireland, in 187c 

— a banker — Carrickmacross, Ireland. 
IV. — Ilicia Lysle Steen, the fourth child of Rev. George and 

Janet L. Ross Steen, was born in Keady, Ireland, in 1872. 

She lives with her brother. Dr. Steen, in London, England. 
V. — Olive Georgia Steen. the fifth child and second daughter 

of Rev. George and Janet L. Ross Steen, was born in 

Keady. Ireland, in 1875. She was married to Henry 

Hobart Dorman, M.D., in Keady, Ireland — a physician. 

Residence, Keady, Ireland. 

I. Olive Steen Dorman, a daughter of Dr. Henry H. and 
Olive G. Steen Dorman, was born in Keady, Ireland, 
November, 1895. 
VI. — Wilfred Alexander Steen, the sixth child, the fourth 

and youngest son of Rev. George and Janet Lysle Ross 

Steen, was born in Keady, Ireland, in 1879 — a medical 

student, London, England. 

V. — Archibald Steen, the fifth child and fourth son of Thomas 
Bonner Steen, was born in Londonderry, Ireland, about 1798 
He was an energetic and successful business man, was never 
married. He sailed on the ocean, and was never afterwards 
heard from ; was probably drowned at sea. 

VI.— Thomas Steen, the sixth child and fifth son of Thomas and 
Rebecca Bonner Steen, was born in Londonderry, Ireland, in 
the year 1800. He was a prosperous merchant of London- 
derry ; a devout Christian ; was never married, and died Decem- 
ber 24, 1856, aged 56 years. His body rests in the old ceme- 
tery at Culmore, Ireland. 



DESCENDANTS OF MOSES STEEN. 353 

VII. — Elizabeth Steen, the seventh child and second daughter of 
Thomas and Rebecca Bonner Steen, was born in London- 
derry, Ireland, about the year 1803. She was married to James 
Walker, by whom she had one child, as follows: 
I. Thomas Walker. 

VIII. — Rebecca Steen, the eighth child and third daughter of 
Thomas and Rebecca Bonner Steen, was born in Londonderry, 
Ireland, about the year 1805, and died unmarried. 

IX. — George Steen, the ninth child, the fifth and youngest son 
of Thomas and Rebecca Bonner Steen, was born in London- 
derry, Ireland, April 11, 1807, and died at his residence in 
Limavady, County Londonderry, Ireland, in 1897, in the 91st 
year of bis age. He was married, December 24, 1833, to Mar- 
garet Thompson, of Bally Garnet, who died at White Hill, 
Limavady, Ireland, November 29, 1891, after a happy married 
life of nearly fifty-eight years. George Steen was ordained a 
J^resbyterian clergyman, and installed pastor of a Presbyterian 
Church, near Limavady, Ireland, March 10, 1833, which he 
continued to serve for twelve years, until the organization of 
the Second Presbyterian Church in Limavady, when he was 
called to the pastorate of that church, and installed over it 
March 31, 1845. This relation he continued to hold until his 
death ; a period of about 52 years and 6 months. His active 
ministry in the vicinity of Limavady was a faithful, able and 
devoted service of more than sixty-four years. In many 
respects he was a remarkable man — strong physically, men- 
tally and religiously. The writer visited his home in 1896, and 
found him in the 9Gth year of his age, still actively engaged in 
preaching the Gospel regularly once each Sabbath, with a 
warm heart and a mind of clear and quick perception, deeply 
interested in all the religious, literary and civil affairs of the day. 
At that advanced age he was a good conversationalist, and as 
host acted with the energy, grace, and dignity of an alderman 
of fifty years. To the Rev. George and Margaret Thomson 
vSteen were born the following five children: 
I. Alexander Nelson Steen, the eldest son of Rev. George 
and Margaret Thompson Steen, was born in Limavady, 
County, Londonderry, Ireland, about 1836. He is a grain 
dealer in Liverpool. Residence, No. 40 Beaumont Street, 
Liverpool, England. 
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354 BIOGRAPHY OF Tiir; sTri-.v family. 

2. William Steen, the second son of Rev. George and Mar- 
garet Thompson Steen was born in Limavady, County Lon- 
donderry, Ireland, May 12, 1839. He is a manager of the 
Northern Bank. He was married at Naveny, Ballybofey, 
Coimty Donegal, Ireland, to Mary Craig Holmes, she having 
been born at that place December 11, 1855. They have no 
children. Residence, Newtown Stewart, County Tyrone, 
Ireland. 

3. Thomas Scott Steen, the third son of Rev. George and Mar- 
garet Thompson Steen, was born in Limavady, County 
Londonderry, Ireland, in 1841. He is a prominent business 
man of Londonderry, a wholesale and retail colonial mer- 
chant, shipping goods to Australia and New Zealand. 
Thomas S. Steen is a devout and earnest Christian, a faithful 
member and ruling elder of the First Presbyterian Church of 
Londonderry, and was a Commissioner to the General 
Assembly in i8g6. He is a man of large influence, and has 
been chosen by the government a Justice of the Peace for 
the County of Londonderry. He was married, first, to a 
lady who died not long afterwards. He was married a sec- 
ond time, to Mary Himter, of Londonderry. Residence, 
Victoria Park, Warren Hill, Londonderry, Ireland. To 
them were born three children. 

/. Steen, the eldest daughter of Thomas S. and 

Mary Hunter Steen, was l)orn in Londonderry, Ireland, 
and died . 

//. — Alice M. T. Steen, the second daughter of Thomas S. 
and Mary Hunter Steen, was born in Londonderry, Ire- 
land, April 28, 1884. 

///. — Mary Steen, the third daughter of Thomas S. and Mary 
Hunter Steen, was born in Londonderry, Ireland, and died 



Henrietta Cook Steen, the fourth child and only daughter 
of Rev. George and Margaret Thompson Steen, was born in 
Limavady, County Londonderry, Ireland, about 1845. She 
was married to a Mr. Strahan, who died early in life. Mrs. 
Henrietta C. Strahan resides in Coleraine, Ireland, with her 
three children, as follows: 
/. — Ettie Strahan. 
//. — George Strahan. 




Rev. George Steen, M.A. 
(Born 1807; Died 1897.) 



DESCENDANTS OE AlOSr.S STEEN. 357 

III. — Jack Strahan. 

, Joseph Thompson Steen, the fifth child and youngest son 
of Rev. George and Margaret Thompson Steen, -\vas born 
at White Hill, Limavady, Ireland, February 19, 1849. He is 
by trade a colonial merchant. He was married in Lima- 
vady, Ireland, July 11, 1878, to Maud Mary Moody, she 
having been born there in June, 1859. To them was born 
one child. Residence, 27 Stanthorpe Road, Stratham, Lon- 
don, England, S. W. 

/. — Ethel Margaret Thompson Steen, daughter of Joseph 
Thompson and Maud Mary Moody Steen, was born in 
London, England, April 7, 1879. Residence, London, 
England. 



CHAPTER II. 



Alexander Steen, the second son of Aloses Steen and his 
wife (formerly a Miss Nelson), was born at Fountain Hill, Lon- 
donderry, Ireland, about 1752. He was a sea captain, com- 
mander of a merchant ship called "The Happy Return." which 
sailed between Londonderry and New York. He was also a 
partner with his brother in the mercantile business. Alexander 
Steen died of a fever, in New York City. He was married, and 
had three sons and one daughter, as follows: Robert, John,. 
Alexander, and Mary. 

I. — Robert Steen. a son of Alexander Steen, and a grandson of 
Moses Steen and his wife (formerly a Miss Nelson), was prob- 
ably born in Londonderry, Ireland, about 1750. 

II. — John Steen, a son of Alexander Steen (who was a sea cap- 
tain and commander of tlie merchant vessel "The Happy 
Return," sailing between New York and Londonderry), and a 
grandson of Moses Steen and his wife (formerly a ^liss Nelson),, 
was probably born in Londonderry, Ireland, about 1752, where 
he grew up to manhood. He was married, about 1774, to 
Martha Cresswell, and brought up a family in Ireland. 
i". Robert Steen, a son of John and Martha Cresswell Steen, 
vras born at Fountain Hill, Londonderry, Ireland, Novem- 



358 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STI-I;N FAMILY. 

ber 22, 1775. where he spent his early life. . He was married 
in the Cathedral at Londonderry, July 12, 1803, to Mary 
Ann Floyd and brought up his family at Culmore, Ireland. 
To them were born che following ten children: 

/. — George Steen, the eldest son of Robert and Mary Ann 
Flovd Steen, was born in Culmore, County, Donegal, Ire- 
land, about 1804, where he lived and died. 

//.—Martha Steen, the second child and eldest daughter of 
Robert and Mary Ann Floyd Steen, was born in Culmore, 
Ireland, about 1806, in which locality she spent her life. 

///. — Jolui Floyd Steen, the third child and second son of 
Robert and Mary Ann Floyd Steen, was born in Culmore. 
County Donegal, Ireland, January 15, 1808. In 1831 he 
removed to New York City, New York, where he con- 
tinued to reside until his death, in 1873, at the age of 65 
years. Fie was married in New York City, in February. 
1844, to Nancy Hamilton. To them were born three 
chikh'en, as follows* 

I. John Floyd Steen, the eldest child and only son of John 
Floyd and Nancy Hamilton Steen. was born in New 
York City. January 6. 1845, where he grew up to man- 
hood and received his education. He w-as ordained a 
deacon in the Protestant Episcopal Church, in Trinity 
Church, New York City, June 7, 1867, by the Rt. Rev. 
Floratio Potter, D.D., Bishop of New York. He was 
ordained to the priesthood, February 2, 1869, by the Rt. 
Rev. John Johns. D.D.. Bishop of V^irginia, with Rev. 
Stepheij H. Tyng, D.D., and Rev. Edward Anthon 
assisting presb}-ters. From June, 1867, until February 
I, 1870, he was rector of St. Paul's Church, White 
Flaven, Pennsylvania, and assistant minister in the 
Church of the Holy Trinity, New York. He was 
installed rector of Memorial Chapel, in New York City, 
F'ebruary i, 1870, which position he still retains. The 
Rev. John Floyd Si'een was married in Kidder Town- 
ship, Carbon ('ounty. Pennsylvania, September 15, 1868, 
to Martha Porter. They have no children. Residence, 
261 West Fortv-second Street, New York City, New 
York. 




Ritv. loHN Floyd Stei^n. 



DKSCENDANTvS OI^ MOSES STEEN. 36 1 

Mary Elizabeth Leslie Steen, the second child and eld- 
est daughter of John Floyd and Nancy Hamilton Steen, 
was born in New York City, New York, February 23, 
1847, ^"d <J^cd September 29, 1883, ii"* the 37th year of 
her age. She was married in New York City, Septem- 
ber 26, 1867, to Andrew Strangford, of Northampton 
Massachusetts, he having been born in Londonderry, 
Ireland, in February, 1842. His residence is No. 121 
Centre Street, Chicopee, Massachusetts. To. them 
were born three children, all born in Easthampton, 
Massachusetts: 

a. Samuel Floyd Strangford, the eldest child of Andrew 
and Mary Elizabeth Leslie Steen Strangford, was 
born March 19, 1869 — a printer by trade. He was 
married in Springfield, Massachusetts, November 24, 
1892, to Helen Louise Williams. Residence, Revere, 
Suffolk County, Massachusetts. 

h. Alice Hamilton Strangford, the second child and 
only daughter of Andrew and Mary Elizabeth Leslie 
Steen Strangford, was born October 29, 1870. She 
was married in East Hampton, Massachusetts, Octo- 
ber 15, 1894, to Frank Ernest Smith. Residence, 
Pueblo, Colorado. 

c. William Edward Strangford, the third and youngest 
child, the second son of Andrew and Mary Elizabeth 
Leslie Steen Strangford, was born October i, 1872. 
He was married in Brooklyn, New York, November 
26, 1896, to Lulu Frary, of Southampton, Massachu- 
setts. Residence, Easthampton, Massachusetts. To 
them was born one child, as follows: 

aa. Raymond Lewis Strangford was born in East- 
hampton, Massachusetts, March 28, 1898. 

. Martha Frances Steen, the third and youngest child, 
the second daughter of John Floyd and Nancy Hamilton 
Steen, was born in New York City, New York, Decem- 
ber 27, i860, where she was brought up. She was mar- 
ried in New York City, February 15. 1881, to Henry 
Oscar Beebe, he having been born in Westlield, Massa- 
chusetts, August 6, 1855. Mr. Beebe is of the firm of 
"Beebe & Van Schaik," at No. 32 Broad Street, New 



_362 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STDEN FAMILY. 

\"ork City, New York. Residence, New York City, 
New York. To them were born two children, as fol- 
lows : 

a. Annie Elizabeth Beebe, the eldest child of Henry 

Oscar and Martha Frances Steen Beebe, was born 

June 23, 1882. 
h. Floyd Steen Beebe, the second child of Henry Oscar 

and Martha Frances Steen Beebe, was born August 

18. 1888, and died July 6, 1889. 

JV. — Mary Anne Steen, the fourth child and second daughter 
of Robert and Mary Ann Floyd Steen, was born in Cul- 
more, Ireland, about 1810. 

V. — Robert Steen, the fifth child and third son of Robert 
and Mary Ann Floyd Steen, was born in Culmore, Ireland, 
about 1812. 

VI. — Alexander Sceen, the sixth child and fourth son of 
Robert and IMary Ann Floyd Steen, was born in Culmore, 
Ireland, about 1S14. 

VII. — Sarah Jane Steen. the seventh child and third daughter 
of Robert and Mary Ann Floyd Steen, was born in Cul- 
more, Ireland, abotit 1816. 

VIII. — Mary Steen, the eighth child and fourth daughter of 
Robert and Marv Ann Floyd Steen, was born in Culmore, 
Ireland, about 1818. 

IX — Margaret Steen, the ninth child and fifth daughter of 
Robert and Mary Ann Floyd Steen, was born in Culmore, 
Ireland, about 1820. 

X. — William Steen, the tenth child and fifth son of Robert 
and Mary Ann Flo}d S.teen, was born in Culmore, County 
Donegal, Ireland, al^out four miles down the River Foyle, 
below Londonderry, al^out 1822, and died unmarried. 

in. — Alexander Steen, who was the third son of Alexander 
Steen who was the second son of Moses Steen and his wife 
(formerly a Miss Nelson), was born, probably, in Londonderry, 
Ireland, about 1755. 

IV. — Mary Steen, the fourth child and only daughter of Alexan- 
der Steen, the sea captain, who commanded the ship "The 
• Happy Return," sailing between Londonderry and New York, 
and a granddaughter of the Moses Steen who married a Miss 



DKSCENr-ANTS ■OV' MOSKS STKEN. 363 

Nelson, was probably born in Londonderry, Ireland, about 
1758 or 1759. 



CHAPTER III. 



Mary Steen, the only daughter of Moses Steen and his wife 
(formerly a Miss Nelson), and whose father was in the siege of 
Derry, in 168S, was born in Londonderry. No record. 



CHAPTER IV. 



. Descexdaxts of William Steex. 

This William Steen was not a descendant of Moses Steen, as 
would be supposed by the name appearing at this place. He was 
the only son of a William Steen who had a first cousin by the 
name of Thomas Steen that lived in Londonderry. It is probable 
that he was a descendant of a brother of the Moses Steen who 
married a Miss Nelson, and whose record we have not obtained. 
Thus the father of William Steen was a full cousin to Thomas 
Steen, the son of Atoses Steen, whose father and grandfather were 
in the siege of Derry. At any rate, they were closely related 
families. 

T. — William Steen, a son of William Steen, and possibly a grand- 
nephew of Aloses Steen, was born at Culmore, County Done- 
gal, near Londonderry, Ireland, in 1774. He was married in 
1795, to Rebecca Wevlie, she having been born in Linmore, 
Ireland, in 1774. After marriage they continued to live in 
Culmore, County Donegal, imtil 1822, when they removed with 
their whole family to America, and located on a farm on the 
Credit River (a stream which flows into Lake Ontario), situ- 
ated in Toronto Township, in the County of Peel, Ontario, 
Canada, about four miles from the present village of Streets- 



;64 EIOGRArHY OP THE STEHN FAMILY. 

ville, and about twcntx- miles from tJie city of Toronto. Here 
in thi? new country tiiey opened up a farm, and by industry 
and economy became prosperous. The whole family were 
sturd}' Presbyterians, as their fathers were, having been 
brought up and educated in that faith for generations. They 
have exerted a great influence in molding the character of the 
people in that whole region, which influence a numerous pos- 
terity still perpetuates. A large proportion of the Steen fam- 
ily relationship living near »Streetsville are prosperous farmers, 
and a healthy race. Nearly all of them are members of the 
Presbyterian Church, and worsliip together in the congregation 
of the Presbyterian Church in Streetsville, Ontario, and form a 
large portion of that congregation. It was the writer's great 
privilege to visit this locality, associate with these friends, and 
worship in this church, in the autumn of 1896. To William and 
Rebecca Weylie Steen were born eleven children, as follows: 

1. Mary Steen, the eldest child, a daughter of William and. 
Rebecca Weylie Steen, w?s born in Culmore, Ireland, about 
1798. She M^as married at the' home of her parents, on the 
Credit River, near Streetsville, Ontario, in 1823, to John 
Brown, who came to America in the same ship from County 
Donegal, Ireland. They resided in York County, Ontario. 
To John and Mary Steen Brown were born thirteen children. 
The last place they lived was at Cleveland, Ohio, U. S. A. 
Among their chikli en were four whose names are unknown 
to the writer, but the names of the following nine of their 
children are given : 

1. — Rebecca Brown. 
//. — Nathaniel Brown. 
///. — Mary Ann Brown. 
IV. — Jane Brown. 
V. — Nancy Brown. 
rV. — John Brown. 
VII. — Isabella Brown. 
VIII. — Sarah Brown. 
/Z.— Rachel Brown. 

They live somewhere in the United States of America. 

2. Nathaniel Steen, the second child and eldest son of William 
and Rebecca Weylie Steen, was born in Culmore, Ireland, 



DESCJvNDANTS Of MOSFlS STElI^N. 365 

about 1800, and died near Streetsville, Ontario, Canada, in 
1867^ a prosperous farmer. He was married near Streets- 
ville, Ontario, in 1829, to Isabella McKenzie, she having 
been born near Belfast, Ireland, in 1801, and died near 
Streetsville, in February, 1894, aged 93 years. To them 
were born the following children: 

/. — Rebecca Steen, the eldest daughter of Nathaniel and Isa- 
bella McKenzie Steen, was born near Streetsville, Ontario. 
June I, 1838. She was married, March 16, 1859, to Mark 
Stevenson, he having l^een born April 9, 1826. To them 
were born the following children: 
J. William John Stevenson was born August 27, i860. 

■ 2. Nathaniel James Stevenson was born October 13, 1861 
J. Thom.as Wright Stevenson was born June 8, 1864. 

4. Isabella Jane Stevenson was born November 29, 1866 

5. Mary Hannah Stevenson was born September 24, 1868. 

6. Rebecca Elma Stevenson was born December 16, 1871. 

7. Mark Usher Stevenson was born September 24, 1874. 

//. — William Steen, the second child and eldest son of 
Nathaniel and Isabella McKenzie Steen, was born near 
Streetsville, Ortario, November 13, 1839. He was an 
invalid, unable' to walk, but a very intelligent man. He 
died July 31, 1888, aged 48 years, 8 months and 18 days. 

111. — Nathaniel Steen, the third child and second son of 
Nathaniel and Isabella McKenzie Steen, was born near 
Streetsville, Ontario, March 22i, 1841 — an influential 
citizen, a successful farmer, and an elder of the Presby- 
terian Church. His farm joins that of each of his sisters' 
husbands now living, so that they all dwell together, near 
each other, in the most pleasant associations. Nathaniel 
Steen was married near Streetsville, Ontario, September 
24, 1866, to Margery Jane Cummins, she having been born 
June 5, 1840. Residence, near Streetsville, Ontario. To 
\ them were born the following children: 

I. Isabella Margaret Steen, the eldest child of Nathaniel 
and Margery Jane Cummins Steen, was born near 
Streetsville, Ontario, February 26, 1868, and died Feb- 
ruary 24. 1874. 



366 BIOGRAPHY OF THK STEF.N FAMILY. 

2, William Ephraim Wellington Steen, the second child 
and only son of Nathaniel and Margery Jane Cummins 
Steen, was born near Streetsville, Ontario, February 26, 
ig5g — a prosperous farmer, a fine singer, and leader 
of the choir. He was m.arried near Streetsville, Ontario, 
December 31, 1895, to Mary Simpson, she having been 
born August 23, 1872. Residence, Streetsville, Ontario. 

5. Elizabeth Mary Amanda Steen, the third child and 
second daughter of Nathaniel and Margery Jane Cum- 
mins Steen, was born near Streetsville, Ontario, Septem- 
ber 15, 1 87 1. She was married at the home of her 
parents, June 28, 1899, to Anson Harvey Forster, of 
Toronto, he having been born October 23, 1868. Resi- 
dence, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 

4. Julia Edith Elmina Steen, the fourth and youngest 
child of Nathaniel and Margery Jane Cummins Steen, 
was born near Streetsville, Ontario, December 3, 1874. 
Residence, near Streetsville, Ontario. 

IV. — Mary Hannah »Steen, the fourth child and second 
daughter of Nathaniel and Isabella McKenzie Steen, was 
born near Streetsville, Ontario, January 24, 1844. She 
was married at the same place, October 29, 1862, to 
Thomas McCracken — a prosperous farmer — he having 
been born November 6, 1834. Residence, near Streets- 
ville, Ontario. To them were born the following chil- 
dren, all born on the home farm, near Streetsville. 

1. Isabella McCracken was born October 8, 1864. 

2. Jane McCracken was born September 18, 1866. 

J. Lisetta Victoria McCracken was born February 12, 
1869. 

4. Nathaniel Steen McCracken was born July i, 1870. 

5. Thomas Cayne McCracken was born August 2, 1871, 
and died . 

6. William James Breckmridge McCracken was born 
August 8, 1872, and died . 

7. Augusta Rebecca McCracken was born August 3, 1874. 

8. Mary Elvira McCracken was born November 30, 1875. 
p. Ephraim Weylie McCracken was born July 25, 1877. 




Nat it a n i k l S'i' i', i'^ n . 



DESCENDANTS OV MOSES STKEN. 369 

10. William Jacob Kennedy McCracken was born August 

17, 1880. 

11. ihonias Mark Evert McCracken was born January 19, 
1882. 

ij. Hannah Alice Mary McCracken was born Decemljer 

18. 1884. 

[/.—Ephraim Steen, the hftli child and third son of 
Nathaniel and Isabella McKenzie Steen, was born near 
Streetsville, Ontario, April 27, 1847 — a successful farmer. 
Some years before his deatli he suffered the loss of his 
right arm, and after the amputation his system never 
regamed its former vigor. He died near Streetsville, 
Ontario, in June, 1893, in the 47th year of his age. He 
was married near Streetsville, June 2t>. 1871. to Mary 
Ritchey, she having been born July 21, 1848. Family 
residence, the old homestead, near Streetsville, Ontario. 
To them were born the following children, all born at the 
old Steen faniilv homestead, on the Credit River, near 
Streetsville, Ontario. 

1. Nathaniel Ritchey Steen, the eldest son of Ephraim. 
and Marv Ritchey Steen, was born June 9, 1872, and 
died . 

2. Samuel Diiman Steen, the second son of Ephraim and 
Marv Ritchey Steen, was born December 29, 1873. 

5. Nathaniel Rcbb Steen, the third son of Ephraim and 
Mary Ritchey Steen, was born August 29, 1875. 

4 Thomas Weylie Steen, the fourth son of Ephraim and 
Mary Ritchey Steen, was born September 24, 1877. 

5. Isabella Jane Steen, called "Belle," the fifth child and 
only daughter of Ephraim and Mary Ritchey Steen, was 
born July 15. 1879, at the old family home, on the Credit 
River, where her great-grandfather, William Steen, 
first settled in America. She was married at the same 
place, June 21, 1899, to James Ritchey. Residence, 
Detroit, Michigan. 

6. William Stevenson Steen, the sixth child and fifth son- 
of Ephraim and jNIarv Ritchey Steen, was born June 4,. 
1883. 
(24-) 



370 ciocRAPHv OF THE sTi-r:x family. 

7. Ephraini James Randolph Steen, the seventh child and 
sixth son of J{phraini and ^lary Ritchey Steen. was 
born Apri' 9, 1886. 

5. Francis P.cnard Steen. the eighth child and seventh son 
of Ephraini and Mary Ritchey Steen, was born June 9, 
1888. 

3. Ephraini Steen, the third child and second son of William 
and Rebecca VVeylie Steen, of Cnlmore, Ireland, and a 
descendant of Moses Steen and his v;ifc (formerly a ^Nliss 
Nelson), was born in Cnlmore, Ireland, about 1803. In 1822 
he removed with his parents to America, and located on the 
Ciedit River, in Toronto Township, County of Peel, Ontario, 
Canada. He was an industrious, energetic, and successful 
farmer. He was married near Streetsville. Ontario, in 1830, 
to Jane Douglas, she having been born in Ballenlong, Perth- 
shire, Scotland. They spent their Jives in Toronto Town- 
ship. County of I^eel, near Streetsville, where many of their 
descendants still remain. To them were born seven children, 
as follows: 

/. — Rebecca Steen, the eldest child, a daughter of Ephraini 
and Jane Douglas Steen, was born in Toronto Township, 
County of Peel. Ontario, October 22, 1831. She was 
married in the same locality, December 30, 185 1, to John 
Weylie. he having been born April 23, 1821. Residence, 
Glanford, Ontario, Canada. To them were born nine 
children, as follows, all born near Glanford, Ontario, 
Canada : 

1. Jane Weylie was born y\ugust 10. 1853. 

2. John Weylie was born Septemljer 11, 1854. 
J. Isaac Weylie was born November 22, 1855. 

4. Mary Ann Weylie was born December 3, 1857. 

6. Rebecca Weylie was born February 23, 1859. 

6. William Weylie was 1)orn September 5, i860. 

7. Agnes W^eylie was born Februar}' 12, 1862, and died 



5'. Frances Weylie was" born April 9, 1864, and died 



p. Sarah Weylie was born September 2, 1868. 



DESCii;N'DAN'rS OP MOSl\S StEEN. 37 1 

//. — William Steen, the second child and eldest son of 
Ephraim and Jane Dox:glas Steen, was born in Toronto, 
Township, County of Peel, about four miles from Streets- 
ville, Ontario, July 4, 1833 — ^ farmer, and afterwards a 
business man. He was married near vStreetsville, October 
22, i860, to Ann Matilda Miller, she having been born 
August 15. 1840. Residence, in Streetsville, Ontario. To 
them were born ten children, as follows: 

1. Ephraim Ure Steen, the eldest son of William and Ann 
Matilda Steen, was born near Streetsville, Ontario, 
April 19, 1862. ■ Residence, Brandon, Manitoba, 
Canada. 

2. John Crombie Steen,' the second child and a twin 
brother of the preceding, was born near Streetsville, 
Ontario, April 19, 1862, and died February 14, 1895, 
aged 32 years, 9 months and 25 days. 

J. Mary Jane Steen, the third child and eldest daughter of 
William and Ann Matilda Miller Steen, was born near 
Streetsville, Oritario, February 28, 1864, and died April 
5, 1864, aged I month and 16 days. 

4. A'largaret Anna Matilda Steen, the fourth child and 
second daughter of William and Ann Matilda Miller 
Steen, was born near Streetsville, Ontario, November 
20, 1865. She was married in Streetsville. Ontario, 
May 22, 1894, to William Couse, he having been born 
February 22, i860. Residence, Streetsville, Ontario. 
To them was born one child. 

a. William Harold Couse was born May 31, 1895. 

5. William Waldie Steen, the fifth child and third son of 
Wilham and Ann Matilda Miller Steen, was born near 
Streetsville, Ontario, April 19, 1868, and died October 
22, 1870, aged 24 years, 6 months and 3 days. 

6. Robert Irwin Steen, the sixth child and fourth son of 
William and Ann Matilda Miller Steen, was born near 
Streetsville, Ontario, July 6, 1870. 

7. Sarah Agnes Steen, the seventh child and third daugh- 
ter of William and Ann Matilda Aliller Steen, was born 
near Streetsville, Ontario, July 29, 1872. She was mar- 
ried in Streetsville, Ontario, August 3, 1898, to William 



372 



BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMIEY. 

Benjamin Wiedenhamer, he having been born Decem- 
ber 24, 1869. Residence, Streetsville, Ontario. To 
them was born one child. 

a. Frederick Carl Wiedenhamer was born September 5, 
1899. 

8. Charles Breckinridge Steen, the eighth child and fifth 
son of William and Ann Matilda Miller Steen, was born 
near Streetsville, Ontario, October 8, 1874. 

p. Catherine Rebecca Steen, the ninth child and fourth 
daughter of William and Ann Matilda Miller Steen, was 
born near Streetsville, Ontario, February 24, 1877. 

10. William James Goodesham Steen, the tenth child and 
sixth son of William and Ann Matilda Miller Steen, was 
born near Streetsville,' Ontario, February 18, 1880. 
Residence, Streetsville, Ontario, Canada. 

III. — Robert Steen, the third child and second son of Eph- 
raim and Jane Douglas Steen, was born in Toronto Town- 
ship, County of Peel, about four miles from Streetsville,. 
Ontario, April 5, 1835 — a successful farmer. He was 
m.arried February 12, 1862, to Margaret Graham, she hav- 
ing been born August 4, 1839. Residence, near Streets- 
ville, Ontario. To them were born eight children, as fol- 
lows, ail born near Streetsville, Ontario: , 
/. Jane Steen, the eldest child of Robert and Margaret 
Graham Steen. was born December 29, 1862. She was 
married December 27, 1890, to Seth Harket Pattulo, he 
having been born November 12, 1849. To them was 
born one child, as follows: 
a. James Graham Pattulo w-as born January i, 1892. 

2. Mary Ann Steen, the second daughter of Robert and 
Margaret Graham Steen, was born July 19, 1864. She 
was married April 13. 1887, to Andrew George Orr, 
he having been born November t, 1864. To them was 
born one child, as follows: 

a. Margaret Edna Orr was born March 8, 1890. 

3. Albert Edward Steen, the third child and eldest son of 
Robert and Margaret Graham Steen, was born July 19, 
1864 (a twin brother to Mary Ann Steen Orr). He was 
married, December 29, 1890, to Isabella Ford, she hav- 



DESCENDANTS ' OE MOSES STEEN. 373 

ing been born Marcn 6, 1864. To them two children 
were born, as follows: 

a. Francis Wilfred Steen, the eldest child of Albert 
Edward and Isabella Ford Steen, was born Novem- 
ber 3, 1891. 

b. Myrtle Jessie vSteen, the second child of Albert 
Edward and Isabella Ford Steen, was born March 7. 
1893. 

^. Elizabeth Margaret Steen, the fourth child and third 
daughter of Robert and Margaret Graham Steen, was 
born x-Vugust 29, 1S66. She was married, September 16, 
189 1, to Albert Charles Bigger, he having been born 
July, 1868. To them was born one child, as follows: 
(7. Eva Mildred Bigger was born October 10, 1892. 

3. Clara Jennette Steen, the hfth child and fourth daughter 
of Robert and Margaret Graham Steen, was born July 
24, 1870. 

6. Evelme Steen, the sixth child and fifth daughter of 
Robert and Margaret Graham Steen, was born Decem- 
ber 23. 1874. She was married near Streetsville, 
Ontario, July i. 1897, to Robert Buck. 

7. Josephine Rebecca Steen, the seventh child and sixth 
daughter of Robert and Margaret Graham Steen, was 
born July 3, 1878. 

S. Douglas Steen, the eighth child and youngest son of 
Robert and Margaret Graham vSteen, was born Novem- 
ber 15, 1802. Residence, near Streetsville, Ontario. 

IV. — Janet Steen, the fourth clnld and second daughter of 
Ephraim and Jane Douglas Steen, was born in Toronto 
Township, Countv of Peel, about four miles from Streets- 
ville, Ontario, December 13, 1836. She was married, Mav 
13, 1874, to Trueman Dixon Hall. They never had any 
children. Their post-office address is Orangeville, 
Ontario, Canada. 

V. — Jane Steen, the fifth child and third daughter of Eph- 
raim and Jane Douglas Steen, w^as born in Toronto Town- 
ship, County of Peel, about four miles from Streetsville, 

■ Ontario, March 19, 1840. She was married, February 17, 
1859, to James Waldie, he having been born in January, 



374 



BIOGRAPHY OF THE; STKEN FAMILY. 

1832. and (lied . The family residence is in 

Streetsville, Ontario, Canada. To them were born eight 

children, as follows: 

7. Isabella Jane Waldie, the eldest child of James and 

Jane Steen Waldie, was born in Streetsville. Ontario, 

Decem.ber 9, 1859. 
2. Janetta Waldie, the second daughter of James and Jane 

Steen Waldie, was born in Streetsville, Ontario, June 16, 

1862, and died . 

5. Rebecca Ann Waldie, the third daughter of James and 

Jane Steen Waldie, was liorn in Streetsville, Ontario, 

November 5, 1865. 
7. lames Waldie, the fourth child and eldest son of James 

and Jane Steeii Waldie. was bom March 29, 1867, and 

died . 

5. Wilhelmma Waldie, the fifth child and fourth daughter 
of James and Jane Steen Waldie, \\as born September 4, 

1868, and died . 

6. John Robert Waldie, the =ixth child and second son of 
James and Tane Steen Waldie, was born October 9, 

1869, and died . 

7. Ephiaim Douglas Waldie, the seventh child and third 
son of James and Jane Steen Waldie, was born October 
II, 1871, and died ■ — . 

8. Sarah Matilda Margaret Waldie, the eighth child and 
fitth daughter of James and jane Steen Waldie, was 
born January 6, 1873, and died . 

VI . — EpJiraim Steen, the sixth cliild and third sen of Eph- 
raim and Jane Douglas Steen. ^^•as born in Toronto Town- 
ship, County of Peel, about four miles from Streetsville, 
Ontario, March 15. 1842 — a prosperous farmer. He 
was married. January 15, 1867, to Elizabeth Evans, she 
having been born February 27, 1843. Their po«t-ofihce 
address is Streetsville, Ontario, Canada. To them were 
born seven children, as follows: 

J. Charlotte Jane Victoria Steen, the eldest child of 
Ephraim and Elizabeth Evans Steen, was born near 
Streetsville, Ontario, May 24, 1871, and died January 25, 
1891. 



DESCENEANTS OF MOSES STEEN. 375 

2. Waldie Hunter Douglas Steen, the second child and 
eldest son of Ephraim and Elizabeth Evans Steen, war- 
born near Streetsville. Ontario, June 8, 1873. He was 
married. December 23, 1897. to Lavina Matthews, she 
having been liorn November 25, 1873. To' them was 
born one child. 

a. Victoria Hattie Irene Steen was born September 29, 
1898. 

7,. Ethel May Svisannali Steen, the third child and second, 
daughter of Ephrami and Elizabeth Evans Steen, was 
bom near Streetsville. Ontario, May i, 1875. 

^. Evans Star Steen, the fourth child and second son of 
Ephraim and Elizabeth Evans Steen, was born near 
Streetsville, Ontario, September 5, 1877. He was mar- 
ried, Ji^ly I, 1898, to Frances Elizabeth Williams, she 
having been born June 23. 1878. 

.5. Ephraim Breckinridge Campbell Steen, the fifth child 
and third son of Ephraim and Elizabeth Evans Steen, 
was horn near Streetsville, Ontario, October 16, 1879. 

6. Mabel Ruth. Steen, the sixth child and third daughter 
of Ephraim and Elizabeth Evans Steen, was born near 
Streetsville, Ontario, August 4, 1881. 

7. Robert Joseph .Flerbert Steen. tlie seventh child and 
youngest son of Ephraim and Elizabeth Evans Steen, 
was born near Streetsville, Ontario, October i, 1883. 

Vll. — Nathaniel Steen, the seventh child and fourth son of 
Ephraim and Jane Douglas Steen, was born in Toronto 
Township, County of Peel, about four miles from Streets- 
v'lle, Ontario, November 25, 1845 — ^ prosperous farmer. 
He was married. May 2},, 1871, to Sarah Ann Danby. she 
having been born Aprd 27, 1847. Their post-ofifice 
address is Meadowvale, Ontario, Canada. To them were 
born fi-ve children, as follows: 

1. James Danby Steen, the eldest child of Nathaniel and 
Sarah Ann Danby Steen, was born near Meadowvale, 
Ontario, September 21, 1873. 

2. Ephraim Dufiferin Steen. the second son of Nathaniel 
and Sarah Ann Danby Steen, was born near Meadows- 
vale, CJntario, July 6, 1876. 



376 BIOGRAPHY OF TIlK STCI-N FAMILY 

?. MaiiUla Jane vSteen. the thir<l cliild ami onl\- daughter 
of Xatliaiiiel and Sarali Ann Danliy Steen, was born 
near Meadowvale. Ontaric/, Jnly 24, 1883. 

4. Ernest Stanley Steen. the fourth child and third son of 
Xathaniel and Sarah Ann Danby Steen, was born near 
Meavlowvale, Ontario, August 20, 1887. 

5. Wilfred Xathaniel Steen. rhe fifth child and fourth son 
of Xathaniel and vSarah Ann Danby Steen. w'as born 
near Meadowvale. Ontario. February i. 1893. 

4. Xancy Steen, the fourth child and second daughter of Wil- 
liam and Rebecca VVeylie Steen. of Culmore, County Done- 
gal, Ireland, and a descendant of Moses Steen and his wife 
(formerly a Miss Xelson). was born in Cirlmore, Ireland, 
about the year 1805. In 1822 she removed with her parents 
and the whole family to America, and located with them on 
the Credit River, in Toronto Township, m the County of 
Peel, about four miles from the present village of Streets- 
ville, Ontario, Canada. She Vv'as married in the same place, 
in 1826, to James Kennedy, he having been born in Schenec- 
tady. X>w York, and came to Canada from the State of Con- 
necticut. U. S. A. They lived in Toronto Township, York 
County, Ontario. To James and Xancy Steen Kennedy 
were born the following' ten children: 

/. — X^ancy Kennedy was born March 8, 1828. 

//. — Rebecca Keimedy was born March 3c. 1829. 

///. — James Kennedy was born October 17. 1830. 

IV. — Jane Kennedy was born April 27, 1832. 

V. — John Kennedy was born December 15, 1834. 

VI. — Simon Kennedy was born X'ovember 12. 1836. 

VII. — Sannrel Kennedy was born August 25, 1838. 

VIII . — William tlem-y Kennedy was born July 30, 1840. 

^-Y. — Isabella Kennedy was born April 28. 1842. 

Y'. — Mary Aim Kennedy was i)orn Mav 28, 1843. 

5. Jane Steen. the fifth child and third daughter of William 
and Rebecca Weylie Steen, was b<^rn in Culmore, Countv 
Donegal, Ireland, about i8c8, and removed with her father's 
family to America in 1822. She was married at the home 
of her parents, on the Credit River, about four miles from 



DESCENDANTS OE MOSES STEEN. 377 

Strectsviile, Ontario, in 1829, to Jacob McCracken, he hav 
ing been born near Londonderry, Ireland. They Hved in 
Toronto Township, York County, Ontario. To Jacob and 
Jane Steen McCracken were born the following six children- 
I .■ — Rebecca McCracken was born November 5, 1832. 
//. — Thomas McCracken was born November 6, 1834. 
///. — William McCracken w^as born x\ugust 9, 1836. 
ll\ — Jacob McCracken was born February 25, .1840. 
V. — James McCracken was born September 2t^, 1841. 
VI. — Jane McCracken was born July 9, 1843. 

6. Rebecca Steen, the sixth child and fourth daughter of Wil- 
liam and Rebecca Weylie Steen, was born in Culmore, Ire- 
land, about 1810, and was brought by her parents to their 
new home in Canada in 1822. She ^vas married at the home 
of her parents on llie Credit River, about four miles from 
Streetsville. (3ntario, in 183 1, to Hugh Henan, he having 
been born in Count}' Down, Ireland. They lived in Tor- 
onto Township, County of York, Ontario, Canada. To 
Hugh and Rebecca Steen Henan were born the following 
five children: 

I. — Jane Henan was born April 13. 1833. 

//. — William Henan was born October 2, 1834. 

///. — Rol:)ert Henan was born February 16, 1835. 

IV . — Sarali Henan was born May 14. 1838. 

V . — Hugh Henan v/as born September 27, 1840. 

7. Ann Steen, the seventh child and fifth daughter of William 
and Rebecca W^eylie Steen, was born in Culmore, County 
Donegal, Ireland, about 1812, and was brought to America 
by her parents, in 1822. She was married in Toronto Town- 
ship, Countv of Peel, about four miles from Streetsville, 
Ontario, in 1831, to Arcliibald McKinney, he having been 
born near Belfast, Ireland. They resided in the County of 
York. Ontario, Canada. To them were born the following 
eight children: 

/. — Hannah McKinney. 
//. — Archibald Mc Kinney. 
///. — Rebecca McKinney. 
IJ\ — Sarah McKinnev. 



378 BroGRAPHY OF TllE STEEN FAMILY. 

['. — James AlcKinney. 
VI. — Jeremiah McKinney. 
/ 'It. — Daniel McKinney. 
/ 'III. — Matilda McKinney. 

8. William Steen, the eighth child and third son of William 
and Rehecca Weylie Steen, was born in Cnlmore. County 
Donei^al, Ireland, four miles from Londonderry, about 
1814. and was brought to Canada by his parents in 1822. 
when he was a little hoy. He grew up to manhood on his 
father's farm, on the Credit River, in Toronto Township. 
County of Peel, four miles from Streetsville, Ontario. He 
removed in eaily life to the State of New York, and ever 
afterwards made his home at Bufifalo, New York. He was 
married in Buffalo, New York, in 1835, to ?^Iary ]\Iills. To 
them were born nine children, as follows: 

/. — Nathaniel Steen, the eldest son of William and Mary 
Mills Steen, was born in Buffalo, New Yoik, October 28, 
1837, and died at his home, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 
December 21, 1895, in the 59th year of his age. He was 
an intelligent and industrious man — a carpenter and 
builder by occupation. He was married in ^Milwaukee. 
Wiscon.sin. July 2^. 1865, to Susan vSceets. To them were 
born SIX children as follo^''s. The familv residence is No. 
220 Hanover Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

1. Helen Nathalie Steen, the eldest daughter of Nathaniel 
and Susan Sccets Steen, was born in St. Joseph, Mis- 
souri, in 1867. Residence, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

2. Susan Elizabeth Steen, the second daughter of Nathan 
iel and Susan Sceets Steen, was born in St. Joseph, Mis- 
souri, in 1870. Residence. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

5. May Rebecca Steen, the third daughter of Nathaniel 
and Susan Sct-ets Steen, was born in St. Joseph, Mis- 
souri, in 1872. Residence, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

4. William Irving Steen, the fourth child and eldest son of 
Nathaniel and Susan Sceets Steen, was born in St. 
Joseph, Missouri, in 1874, and grew up in his father's 
family. About 1896 he removed to the West, seeking 
a milder climate than that of Wisconsin. 

5. Ada Marguerite Steen, ihe fifth child and fourth daugh- 



Dl;SCJi;MDAi\TS OF MOSKS STEEN. 379 

ter of Nathaniel and Susan Sceets Stecn, was born in St. 
Joseph, Alissouri, in 1876. Residence, Tvlihvaukee, Wis- 
consin. 
6. Everett Hale Steen, the sixth child and youngest son of 
Nathaniel and Susan Sceets Steen, was born in St. 
Joseph, Missouri, March 21, 1883, and died in Milwau- 
kee, Wisconsin, March 19. 1892, aged 9 years. 

//. — Robert Steen, the second son of William and Mary 
Mills Steen, was born in Buffalo, New York, about 1839. 
He removed to the West, and sonie years ago was Sheriff 
of Mojave County, Arizona. 

111. — Nancy Steen, the third child and eldest daughter of 
William and Mary Mills Steen, was born in Buffalo, New 
York, about 1841. 

/F.— William Steen, the fourth child and third son of Wil- 
liam and Mary Mills Steen, was born in Buffalo, New 
York, about 1843. 

V . Ephraim Steen, the fifth child and fourth son of William 
and Mary Mills Steen, was born in Buffalo New York, 
about 1845. 

Vi . — John Steen, the sixth child and fifth son of William 
and Mary Mills Steen, was born in Buffalo, New York, 
about 1848. 

Vll. — Moses Steen, the seventh child and sixth son of Wil- 
liam and Mary Mills Steen, was born in Buffalo, New 
York, about 185 1. He was married, and removed to 
Mineral Park, Arizona, where himself, wife and child 
— the whole famdy — were killed in the autumn or winter 
of 1883. They Vv'ere crushed to death, or smothered by 
the caving in of his home, caused by a snowslide coming 
down against it from the mountai?-!. 

Vlll. — Sarah Steen, the eighth child and second daughter of 
W^illiam and '\1-ax\ Mills Steen, was born in Buffalo, Nev/ 
York, about 1853. 

IX. — Thomas Steen. the ninth and youngest child of William 
and Mary Mills Steen, was born in Buffalo, New York, 
about 1855. 
o. Isabella Steen, the ninth child and sixth daughter of \\[il- 

liam and Rebecca Weylie Steen, was born in Culmore. 



■:;So EIOGR.APHV OP THE STKEX FAMILY. 

Countv Donegal, Ireland, in 1813, and brought to Canada 
by her parents in 1822, when she \Yas just a little girl. She 
Avas married at the old Steen homestead, on the Credit River, 
four miles from Streetsville, Ontario, in 1834, to John Leslie, 
he having been born in the Highlands of Scotland. They 
resided on a farm, near Streetsviile, Ontario, and brought up 
a family of children. j\Ir. Leslie died a number of years ago, 
and Isabella Steen Leslie died at her home, January 13, 1897, 
aged about 84 vears. Her funeral, in the Presbyterian 
Church, was largely attended from all parts of the county, 
and dee]:> regret was felt that her death closed the doors of 
■one of the oldest homes in Peel, which for more than half 
a century was gladly opened zo all who cared to enter, but 
especially to friends That home of which she was ever the 
presiding genius, \\as one of well-known hospitality through 
out the sixty-two years of her life [herein, for she left the same 
house as a corpse into which she entered as a bride, three 
score and two years ])efore. Her most estimable sister, Mrs. 
Sarah Iiwin, of Toronto, i.^ now the only survivor of that 
large eariv pioneer family. The body of j\Irs. Leslie was 
lovmgly laid away to rest in the Streetsviile cemetery. To 
John and Isabella Steen Leslie were born the following nine 
children, all born near Streetsviile, Ontario: 
/. — William Leslie was born i\Iay 27, 1836. 
//. — Esther E Leslie was born December 2t,, 1837. 
/// — Rebecca Leslie was born March 11, 1840. 
//'. — Jch.n Leslie \^as ]:>orn December 9, 1841. 
r. — James Leslie \> as born August to. 1843. 
J I. — George Leslie was l:)orn January 8, 1846. 
I'll . — Nathaniel Leslie was born March 16, 1848. 
fill. — Robert U. Leslie was born February 22, 1850. 
IX. — Mary Jane Leslie was born January 21, 1852. 

10. Matilda Steen, the tenth child and seventh daughter of 
William and Rebecca Weylie Steen, was born in Culmore, 
County Donegal, Ireland, in 1816, and was brought to Can- 
ada bv her parents when she was a little child. She grew up 
to womanhood on the old Steen homestead, on the Credit 
River, about four miles from Streetsviile, Ontario. Here 
she was married, in 1836, to Francis Motheral, from the 




Sat^mi StivKn Irwin. 



DESCENDANTS OE MOSES STEEN. 383 

State of Pennsylvania, he havnig been born November 16, 

1805. They located in Streetsville, Ontario. To Francis 

and Matilda Stecn Motheral were born the following nine 

children : 

/. — Rebecca Afotheral was born July 19, 1837. 

/. — John Motheral was born October 26, 1838. 

///. — William Motheral w'as born January 13, 1840. 

//'. — Margaret Motheral was born October 14, 1841. 

r. — Ephraim Motheral was born September 5, 1843. 

[7. — James Motheral was born August 27, 1846. 

r//. — David Motheral was born . 

J' III. — Francis IMotherai was born . 

IX. — George Motheral was born . 

II. Sarah Steen, the eleventli child and eighth daughter of Wil- 
liam and Rebecca Weylie Steen, was born in Culmore, 
County Donegal, Ireland, in 1819, and was brought by her 
parents, with the whole family, to Canada, in 1822, when she 
was very yotmg. vShe wys brought up on her father's farm, 
on the Credit River, in Toronto Township, County of Peel, 
about four miles from vStreetsvillc. Ontario. Here she was 
married, in 1839. to John Irwin, he having been born near 
Sligo. Ireland, in 1807, and died in 1871, aged 64 years 
Mrs. Sarah Steen Irwin new (1900^ resides with her eldest 
daughter and family. Residence. No. 227 Huron Street, 
Toronto, Canada. To John and Sarah Steen Irwin were 
born ten children, as fellows, all born in Toronto Township. 
County of Peel, Ontario, Canada: 

/. — Margaret Irwin, the eldest child of John and Sarah Steen 
Irwin, was born August 12, 1840. She was married. 
May 21. 1861. to the Rev. Anson Green Forster, a Pres- 
byterian clergyman, wiio died m 1871. Family residence, 
Toronto, Canada. To Anson Green and Margaret Irwin 
Forster were born the following four cliildren: 

1. George Spurgeon Forster was born May 2, 1862. 

2. Albert Irwin Forster was born March 12, 1864. 
5. John Ccwper Forster was born July 15, 1866. 

//. Anson Harvey Forster was born October 2^), 1868. He 
was married near Streetsville, Ontario, June 28, 1899, to 



384 BIOGRAPHY 01; TlIJi STKEX FAMILY. 

Elizabeth Mary Amanda Stcen, a daughter of Nathaniel 
and Margery j. Steen, she having been born near 
Streetsville. Ontario, September 15, 1871. Residence, 
Toronto,, Ontario, Canada. 

//. — George Irwin, the second child and eldest son of John 
and vSarah Steen Irwin, was born March i, 1842, and died 
in 1844. 

;//. — Rebecca Irwin, the third child and second daughter of 
John and Sarah Steen Irwin, was born July 27, 1844. She 
was married, September 21, 1866, to John James Price, 
of Peel County, Ontario, where they still reside. To John 
James and Rebecca Irwin Price were born the following 
seven childi-en : 

/. William John Henry Price was born July i, 1867. 
2. Rebecca Adaline Price was born November 9, 1869. 
:?. Frances Margaret Anne Price was born December 2^, 

1870. 
^. Sarah Lottie Florence Price was born June 9, 1872. 

5. Ella Jane Price was born February i, 1876 

6. James Alfred Price was born August 19, 1879. 

7. Elizabeth Alice Price was born July i, 1881. 

IV : — William F. Irwin, the fourth child and second son of 
John and Saraii Steen Irwin, was born June 7, 1846. He 
was married November 17, 1875, tO' Eva Johnston, of Peel 
County, Ontario. Residence, Brandon, Manitoba, Can- 
ada. To William F. and Eva Johnston Irwin were born 
the following six children: 

1. Marsden Frank Irwin was born September 24^ 1876. 

2. Sadie Maud Alargaret Irwin was born March 31, 1878. 
J. Wilhelrnina Evangeline Irwin was born March 28, 1879. 

4. Frederick John Irwin was born February 28. 1881. 

5. Alice Lavina Irwin was born January 28, 1883. 

6. Wihiam McBride Irwin v/as born November 10, 1885. 

V . — Sarah Jane Irv.'iu, the fifth child and third daughter of 
Jr.hn and Sarah Steen Irwin, was born December 8, 1848. 
She was married. June 27, 1871, to John Woods, of Peel 
County, Ontario, where they still reside. To John and 



DESCENIJANTS OP MOSES STEEN, 385 

Sarah Jane Irwin Woods were born the following nine 
children : 

1. Laura Irwin Woods was born November 2y, 1872. 

2. Marion Gregg Woods was born December 1, 1874. 

5. Irwin John Crombie Woods was born September 25, 
1876 

4. Hdward Blacke Woods was born July 22, 1878. 

5. James Garfield Woods was born April 4, 1880. 

6. George Brown Woods was born November 17, 1882. 

7. Wilfred Gordon Woods was born March 27, 1885 

8. Sarah Victoria Woods was born July 10, 1887. 

p Margaret Elizabeth Stephenia Woods was born Janu- 
ary 23, 1890. 

VI. — Matilda Irwin, the sixth child and fourth daughter of 
John and vSarali Steen Irwin, vas born October 25, 1850. 
She was married, March 2y, 1872, to Asa Hall, of Church- 
ville, Peel County, Ontario. They afterwards removed to 
the United States, locating first in Illinois, and finally set- 
tling on a fruit farm, near Azuza, California. A delightful 
silver wedding anniversary at their home was held March 
27, 1897, in honor of the twenty-five years of their happy 
married life. Among the interesting things on that occa- 
sion, Mrs. J. J. Morgan read "She Liked Him Rale Weel," 
and Mr. E. O. Gale, of Chicago, read the following original 
poeni : 

TO MR. AND MRS. ASA HAIL ON THEIR SILVER WEDDING. 

How tbese occasions conjure up those days we all remember, 
When Love's bright Juno ruled all the year, with roses hid 

December, 
When we first wooed these wives of ours and felt so much 

elated 
In loolcing forward to the time when to them we'd be mated. 
How bright to us appeared those days, no matter what the 

Tv^eather. 
Yet brighter far the evenings were in bringing us together; 
And oft in thought we walk those lanes with arms entwined 

serenely. 
And gaze again on that dear girl who walked with us so 

queenly. 
Those blissful hours do we recall, so filled with holy pleasure. 
We would not blot their memory out for any earthly treasure. 

( 25) 



386 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STHEN FAMILY. 

If love can give to hearts in youth so much of pure enjoyment. 
Can it be wise for married folios to And it no employment? 
If we conceived ecstatic bliss when we our troth had plighted, 
Should we not happier be to-day for all these years united? 
Our lives are shaped bj'' little things, by chafings or caressings; 
Who keeps in age the love of youth, holds fast the highest 

blessings. 
And when at length the hour came, so happy, yet momentous, 
We took her hand whose heart we claimed the Lord had kindly 

sent us, 
We felt a knightly chivalry, to us e'en now appealing, 
As .ve to cherish, love, protect, with sacred vows were sealing. 

; We needed not those vows to bind, though friends had given 

weeping; 
We felt the bride, through God, would find true bliss when in 

our keeping. 
As we those idols of their homes with us away were taking, 
We ?aw we filled those homes with sighs, left hearts there 

almost bveaking; 
Yet we had such abiding faith in the roseate hues before us, 
We knew our lov^ eclipsing theirs, for her who did adore us. 
'Tis true we could not sound that love, but sure it was abiding, 
And in our souls we pledged tor life its strength to her 

confiding. 

And knowing that our friends as guest have always welcomed 

Cupid, — 
And who does not, as years roll by, grow more supremely 

stupid? — 
We with our hearts congratulate to find them still pursuing 
Those little courtesies of life we all paid in our wooing; 
But apt in time to quite ignore, and much thereby is missing, 
For who would think of praising wives or startle them by 

kissing! 
Yet being boarder now and then, should I catch "Ase and Tilly" 
Forgetting they had married been, were still remaining silly, 
Do you suppose I'd neighbors tell, as fun at Hall in making? 
Not much; lest it like measles prove, which are so awful taking. 
Keep on, my friends, in future years, as in these five-aud-twenty, 
And may the Father, who is Love, crown you with love and 

plenty. 

To Asa and Matilda Irwin Hall were born the folloAving- 
three children: 

1. Sarah Gertrude Hall was born at Woodstock, Ontario, 
October 11. 1875. and died at River Forest, Illinois, 
June 13. 1883, in the 8th year oi her age. 

2. Irwin Russell Hall was born at Woodstock, Ontario, 
August 17, 1878 — insurance clerk for W. A. Alexander 
& Co., "The Rookery," Chicago, Illinois. 

?. Almon Asa Hall was born at Woodstock, Ontario, 



DESCENDANTS OF MOSES STEEN. 387 

February 17, i88r. Troop L, Fourth United States 
Calvary, at Manila, Philippine Islands. Residence^ 
Azuza, California. 

VII. — Mary Alice Irwin, the seventh child and fifth daughter 
of John and Sarah Steen Irwin, was born December 6, 
1852. M. Alice Irwin was married November 3, 1875, to 
George W. Johnston, of Peel County, Ontario. Resi- 
dence, Toronto, Canada. To George W. and M. Alice 
Irwin Johnston were born the following three children : 

1. Irwin McKenzie Johnston was born February 19, 1879. 

2. Alice Gcrelda Johnston was born December 11, 1882. 
^. vSarah Rebecca Edna Johnston was born December 28, 

1886. 

VIII. — John Irwin, the eighth criild and third son of Jolm 
and Sarah Steen Irwin, was born May 23, 1854. He was 
married, December 27, 18S3, to^ Matilda McClelland, of 
Peel County, Ontario, where they still reside. To John 
and Matilda McClelland Irwin were born the following 
four children: 

1. John George Murra}- Irwin was born November 5, 1884. 

2. Robert James Glassford Irwin was born February 27, 
1888. 

5. Oswald Yale Irwin was born October 3, 1892. 
4. Arthur Beaty Irwin was born October 3, 1892. The 
last-named were twins. 

IX. — George Irwin, the ninth child and fourth son of John 
and Sarah vSteen Irwin, was born August 4, 1856. He was 
married, May 16, 1888, to Mary Olive Adamson, of Peel 

. County, Ontario, where they still reside. To George and 
Mary Olive Adamson Irwin were born the following two 
children : 

1. Olive Stilwell Irwin was born September 26, 1895. 

2. George Arthur Adamson Irwin was born December 21. 
1898. 

A'. — Robert Ure Irwin, the tenth child and the fifth and 
youngest son of John and Sarah Steen Irwin, was born 
August 30, 1859. He was married, November 20, 1882, to 



38S BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEKN FAMILY. 

Jane Ritcliev, of Peel County, Ontario. York County; 
Ontario, was subdivided about 1845 to form York and 
Peei Counties. Robert Irwin and family reside at 
Orangeville. Ontario, Canada. To Robert Ure and Jen- 
nie Ritchcy Irwin were born the following- five children: 

1. Edith Gertrude Irwin was born September 21, 1883. 

2. Samuel John lire Irwin was born November 10, if 
j;. Wilfred Leslie Irwin was born June 26, 1892. 

i 4. Gladys Maxwell Irvvin was born June 21, 1897. 

' 5, Robert Goldie Irwin was born November 21, 1898. 



BOOK NINE. 




DESCENDANTS OF JOHN STEEN, 
OF BALLENEY. 

John Steen was bcrn in Ireland in 1759, and died in May. 
1852, aged 93 years. His grandfather was one of the persecuted 
Scotch that came into Iceland. He was married in 1778 to Nancy 
Schoals, who was also born in 1759, and died December 17, 1847 
aged 88 years. They brought up a family of six children, all 
born on the townland of Balleney, near Coleraine, Ireland. 



John Steen, of Balleney, County Londonderry, was the 
grandson of one ol the persecuted Scotchmen who came over into 
Ireland with three brothers at the same time. He was born in 
1759, and died in May, 1852, aged 93 years, and his body was laid 
away to rest in Downhill cemetery, near Castlerock. He was 
married, in 1778, to Nancy Schoals, she having been born in 
1759, and died December 17, 1847, aged 88 years. Her body 
rests by the side of her husband. John Steen came to Balleney 
from Largentea, about four miles southeast of Limavady, about 
the year 1784, and bought the townland of Balleney, nearly two 
hundred acres, upon which he continued to reside during the 
remainder of his life. He was a prosperous farmer. He lived to 
see the fifth generation from himself coming through his eldest 
son James, his grandson John, and his great-grandson James, 
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390 



BIOGRAPHY OF THK STEEN FAMILY. 



wiiosc liille daiii^hter he lived to see and dandle upon his knee. 
To John Steen, of IJalleney, and his \\ife, Nancy Schoals Stcen, 
the following six children were born: James, Thomas, Conolly; 
Philip, John, and Isaiah Steen. 



CHAPTER I. 



Tames Steen, the eldest son of John and Nancy Schoal- 
Stcen. was born on the townland of Balleney, near Coleraine, 
Ireland, in 1779 or 1780. He was married, about 1806, to Mary 
Kerr, bv whom he had two childien. He was married a second 
time to a Miss Clark, by whom he brought up a family of chil- 
dren. He was also married a third time to a lady whose name is 
not known to the writer of this record, by whom he brought up a 
family. The old family hom.e of the Steens of the townland of 
Balleney is situated near the sea, in the northern portion of the 
County of Londonderry, nearly between Castlerock and Port 
Stewart. To James Steen and his first wife, Mary Kerr Steen, 
were born the following children: 

I. — Nancy Steen, a daughter of James and Mary Kerr Steen, was 
born m Balleney, Ireland, in 1807. 

II. — John Steen, a son of James and Mary Kerr Steen (a twin 
brother of the preceding"), was born in Balleney, Ireland, in 
1807, and died in May, 1833, aged 26 years. He was married, 
about 1828, to Mary Ann Smith, by whom he had three chil- 
dren, as follows: 

1. James Steen, the eldest child and only son of John and Mary 
Ann Steen, was born about 1830. He was married, about 
1850, to Jane Baxter, of Coleraine, by whom he had at least 
one daughter, whom its great-great-grandfather lived to see 
and dandle upon his knee. 

/. Steen, a daughter of James and Jane Baxter 

Steen, removed with their familv to America, where this 
James Steen died, leaving descendants in this country. 

2. Mary Ann vSteen, the second child and eldest daughter of 
John and Mc.ry Ann Steen, and a sister of the James Steen 



DESCENDANTS OF JOHN STEEN. 39 1 

who married Jane Baxter, was born about 1832. She 
removed to America with her brother and his family. 
3. Isabella Steen, the third child and second daughter of John 
and Mary Ann Steen, was born about 1833. She removed 
to America with her brother James and his family, and her 
sister. 

James Steen, the eldest son of John and Nancy Schoals 
Steen, of Balleney, brought up a family by his second wife, a 
Miss Clark, of which the writer has no record. By his third 
wife also he brought up a family of children, whose record the 
writer could not ascertain. Two of his grandchildren by his third 
wife were living a few years ago in Poway V'alley, San Diego 
County, California. Miss Matilda Moore, then living with her 
brother, Alexander Moore, could probably give full information 
in regard to his fam.ily by his third marriage. This James Steen 
came to America with his family very early in the nineteenth cen- 
tury, and has left a very numerous posterity. 



CHAPTER LI. 



Thomas Steen, the second son of John and Nancy Schoals 
Steen, was born on the old homestead, in the townland of Bal- 
leney, County Londonderry, Ireland, in 1782 or 1783. He was 
married probably about 1808 to "Ginney Boreland," by whom he 
had three children, as follows: 

I. — Nancy Ann Steen, the eldest daughter of Thomas and Ginne\', 
Boreland Steen, was born in Ireland about 1810. She 
removed with her brother and sister to the United States of 
America. 

II. — Samuel Steen, the second child and only son of Thomas and 
Ginney Boreland Steen, was born in Ireland about 18 12. He 
removed to the United States of America and located in Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio, where he died, unmarried. 



392 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STl-KN" l-AMILV. 

III. — Martlia Stccn, the third and youngest child of Thomas and 
Ginney Boreland Steen, was born in Ireland about 1814. She 
removed to the United States of America with her brother and 
sister. 



CHAPTER III. 



Conolly Steen, the third son of John and Nancy Schoals 
Steen, was born at the old home of his father, in the townlantJ 
of Balleney, County Londonderry, Ireland, in 1790, and died 
May 30, 1867,. aged yj years. He was buried near the grave of 
his father, in Downhill cemetery, near Castlerock. He was a suc- 
cessful farmer. He was married, in 1832, to Rachel Caskey, she 
having been born in 1809, and died October 29, 1893, aged ?4 
years. To them were born eight children, as follows: 

I.--Nancy Steen, called Nannie, the eldest child of Conolly and 
Rachel Caskey Steen, was born in the townland of Balleney, 
County Londonderry, Ireland, October 30, 1833. She often 
heard her grandfather say that his grandfather was one of the 
persecuted Scotch that came over into Ireland for religious 
freedom, and that he was one of three brothers who came over 
at the same time. Nancy Steen is unmarried. Residence, 
Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland. 

H. — John Steen. the second child and eldest son of Conolly and 
Rachel Caskey Steen, was born in Balleney, March 24, 1835. 
He was married, July 9, 1873, to Margaret Pollock. They 
have no children. Residence, Mt. Sandel, Coleraine, County 
Londonderry, Ireland. 

HI. — Robert Steen, the third child and second son of Conolly 
and Rachel Caskey Steen, was born in Balleney, December 29, 
1836 — a practical farmer. Residence, Lake View House, 
Drum, County Monaghan, Ireland. 

IV — James Steen, the fourth child and third son of Conolly and 
Rachel Caskey Steen, was born in Balleney. May 27, 1839. He 
Vx-as ordained a Presbvterian clergyman in the Presbyterian 



DESCiiNDANTS OF JOHN ST-KEN. 393 

Church of Drum, County INIonaghan, Ireland, May 29, 1866 
He was installed pastor of Castleban, County Mayo, May 11, 
1880, and installed pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Wex- 
ford, Ireland, May 29, 1888, where he still continues. He was 
married, July 14, 1875, to Margaret Whyte Robertson, eldest 
daughter of William Robertson, a manufacturer of Dumfern- 
line, Scotland. Residence, Bay View Alanse, Wexford, Ire- 
land. To them were born three children, as follows: 

1. William Robertson Steen, the eldest son of Rev. James and 
Maggie W. Steen, was born in Drum, County Monaghan, 
Ireland, April 22, 1877. Residence, Wexford, Ireland. 

2. May Robertson Steen, the second child and only daughter of 
Rev. James and Maggie W. Steen, was born in Drum 
County Monaghan. Ireland, July 6, 1878, and died September 
26, 1886, in the 9th year of her age. 

3. James Conolly Steen, the third child and second son of Rev. 
James and Maggie W. Steen, was born in Castleban, County 
Mayo, Ireland, March 18, 1882. Residence, Wexford, Ire- 
land. 

V. — Eliza Jane Steen, the fifth child and second daughter of 
Conolly and Rachel Caskey Steen, was born in Balleney, Sep- 
tember 22, 1841. She was married, November 7, 1872, to 
William Glenn — a farmxr. Residence, Drumslade, County 
IvOndonderry, Ireland. To them were born five children, as 
follows: 

T. Mary Eliza Glenn, the eldest child of William and Eliza 
Jane Steen Glenn, was born March 22, 1875. 

2. Rachel Glenn, the second daughter of William and Eliza 
Jane Steen Glenn, was born December 6, 1876. 

3. William Hugh Glenn, the third child and only son of Wil- 
liam, and Eliza Jane Steen Glenn, was -born January 28, 1880. 

4. Margaret Glenn, called "Maggie," the fourth child and third 
daughter of William and Eliza Jane Steen Glenn, was born 
March 15, 1881. 

5. Annie Ida Glenn, the fifth and youngest child of William 
and Eliza Jane Steen Glenn, was born December 15, 1886. 
Residence, Drumslade, Countv Londonderry, Ireland. 



394 



inOv-^RAPIIV OF THE STEEisT FAMILY. 



V; — Margaret Steen, called Maggie, the sixth child and third 
daughter of Conolly and Rachel Caskey vSteen, was born in 
J5alleney, February 22, 1844. She was married, June 14, 1864, 
to John McMillan, a merchant of Londonderry, he having 
l)een born February 22, 1842. and died August 17, 1875, in the 
,:^4th year of his age. To them were born six children, as fol- 
lows : 

1. Elizabeth McMillan, the eldest child of John and Margaret 
Steen McMillan, was born in Londonderry, Ireland April 
10, 1865. 

2. Annie McMillan, the second daughter of John and Mar- 
garet Steen McMillan, was born in Londonderry, Ireland, 
October 6, 1867. She was married, July 23, 1889. to Rev. 
C. C. M. Dickey, B.A., of Draperstown, County Derry, Ire- 
land. To thern were born the follo^ying: 

/. — Robert Steen Dickey was born June 19, 1890. 

//. — Alfred Charles Dickey was born September 25. 1893. 

///. — Norah Dickey was born December 24, 1894. 

3. John Steen McMillan, the third child and eldest son of John 
and Margaret Steen McMillan, was born in Londonderry, 
Ireland, October 21, 1868. 

4. Margaret McMillan, called "Maggie," the fourth child and 
third daughter of John and Margaret Steen McMillan, was 
born in Londonderry, Ireland, May i, 1870. 

5. Robert McMillan, the fifth child and second son of John 
and Margaret Steen McMillan, was born in Londonderry, 
Ireland, December 3, 1871, and died Februar}- 16, 1882, in 
the nth year of his age. 

6. James Steen McMillan, the sixth and youngest child of John 
and Alargaret Steen McAIiilan, was born in' Londonderry, 
Ireland, July 22, 1873. 

VII. — Rachel Steen, the seventh child and fourth daughter of 
Conolly and Rachel Caskey Steen, was born in Balleney, 
December 2, 1847. She was married, April 9, 1878, tO' James 
R. Gallagher, a merchant of Coleraine. Residence, Cole- 
raine, Ireland. To them were born four children, as follows: 

]. Joseph Gallagher, the eldest child of James R. and Rachel 
Steen Gallagher, was born in Coleraine, Ireland, January 16, 
1879, and died March 14, 1803, in the 15th year of his age. 



DESCENDAIvTS OF JOHN STEEN. 395 

2. James Gallagher, the second son of James R. and Rachel 
Steen Gallagher, was born in Coleraine, Ireland, March 6, 
1880. 

3. Robert Gallagher, the third son of James R. and Rachel 
vSteen Gallagher, v/as bom m Coleraine, Ireland, September 
II, 1881. 

4. Kathleen Gallagher, the fonrtli child and only daughter of 
James R. and Rachel Steen Gallagher, v;as born in Cole- 
raine, Ireland, June 2, 1883. 

VTII. — Mary Steen, the eighth and youngest child, the fifth 
daughter of Conolly and Rachel Caskey Steen, was born in 
Balleney, County Londonderry, Ireland, June i, 1852. She 
is unmarried. Residence, Lake View, County Monaghan, 
Ireland. 



CHAPTER IV, 



Philip Steen, the fourth son of John and Nancy Schoals 
Steen, was born at Balleney, in 1791, and died October 27, 185S, 
aged 67 years — a successful and prosperous farmer. He was 
married in 1823 to Mary Wray, she having been born in 1801, 
and died November 17, 1890, aged 89 years. To them were 
born seven children, as follows: 

I. — Mary Jane Steen, the eldest child, a daughter of Philip and 
Mary Wray Steen, was born at Balleney, October 28, 1824. 
She was married, in 1843, to John Dunne, of Dartries Cottage, 
Articlave, Castlerock, Ireland, and who- died about 1870. To 
them were born five children, as follows: 

1. Jane Dunne, the eldest child, a daughter of John and Mary 
Jane Steen Dunne, was born at Dartries Cottage, about 
1844. 

2. Mary Ann Dunne, the second daughter of John and Mary 
Jane Steen Dunne, was born at Dartries Cottage about 
1846. She was married to Thomas MacAfee, who was a 
permanent Land Commissioner. 



396 h'.IOCRAPIIY OF THE STEtN FAMILY. 

^ T!Hniia> vStecn Dunne, the third ehikl and eldest son of 
John and Mary Jane Steen ]3unni\ was born at Dartries Cot- 
tage, Articlave, about 1848. He was also an Irish Land 
Cornnn'ssioner, well known in the northern counties, and a 
Liberal Unionist. His friendship was true and steadfast, and 
those who knew him best, loved him most. He was warmly 
attached to the Presbyterian Church, and rarely absent from 
its services when able to attend. He died at his residence, 
Dartnes Cottage, Articlave, Saturday, February 16, 1896, 
aszed about 48 years. 

4. William Dunne, the fourth child and second son of John 
and Mary Jane Steen Dunne, was born at Dartries Cottage, 
Articlave. about 1850. • When a young man he emigrated to 
the United States of America, and died . 

5. Isabella Steen Dunne, the fifth and youngest chikl of John 
and Marv Jane Steen Dunne, was born at Articlave, near 
Castlerock, Ireland, about 1853 or 1854. 

II. — John Steen, the second child and eldest son of Philip and 
Mary Wray Steen, was born in the old home of his grand- 
father, John Steen, of Balleney, September 16, 1827. He 
formerly lived at Doey, Port Stewart, on the Sea, but now 
resides at Dimboe House, Articlave, near Castlerock, County 
Londonderry, Ireland, in a fine old Episcopal residence, which 
he purchased at the time of the disestablishment of that 
Church in Ireland. He holds a commission as Justice of the 
Peace for County Londonderry, Ireland. He visited the 
United States of America in 1893, attending the World's Expo- 
sition in Chicago. He was ordained an elder in the Presby- 
terian Church at Port Stewart, September 20, 1853, and 
installed elder in the First Diuiboe Presbyterian Church in 
Mav, 1896, and wields a wide religious influence. He was 
married, December 20, 1853, to Nancy Kerr. To them were 
born two children, as follows: 

I. Marion Steen, the eldest child, a daughter of John and 
Nancy Kerr Steen, was born at Doey, Port Stewart, October 
12, 1854. She was married at the same place on her 28t'.'. 
birthday, October 12, 1882, to William Hutton, of Donagha- 
dee, Ireland, where she resided nearly fifteen years. She 
died at Ballygraney House, Donaghadee, County Down, 
Ireland. July 21, 1897, in the 4^,(1 year of her age, and her 




John Steex, J. P. 



■DKSCr.NDATsl'S OF JOHN STKE;Ny 399 

body was lovingly laid away to rest in the Dunboe cemetery, 

July 23, 1897. To them one child was born, as follows: 

/. — John Steen Hutton, a son of William and Marion Steen 

Hutton, was born in Donaghadee, County Down, Ireland, 

August 28, 1883. 
2. John Kerr Steen, the second child and only son of John 
and Nancy Kerr Steen, was born at Doey, Port Stewart, 
January 18, 1858, and died while a student in medicine in 
Edinburgh University, January 27, 1877, aged 19 years 
His body was tenderly laid away to rest in the Dunboe 
cemetery. lie was a young man of bright promise and 
noble character, was a brilliant student, progressing rapidly, 
when his life work was ended. He had taken the "Joseph 
Black Medal" in practical chemistry, and also a certificate 
in surgery and physiology in the University of Glasgow. 

HI. — James Steen, the third child and second son of Philip and 
Mary Wray Steen, was born at Balleney, February 12, 1829 — 
a prosperous farmer. He was married, May 30, 1867, to Mary 
Dunne. Residence, Inchna, Ballymoney, County Antrim, 
Ireland. To them were born nine children, as follows: 

1. Mary Wrav Steen, the eldesi child, a daughter of James 
and Mary Dunne Steen, was born at Inchna, September 2"], 
1868. 

2. William Steen, the second 'child and eldest son of James 
and Mary Dunne Steen, was born June 12, 1870. 

3. Annie Steen, the third child and second daughter of James 
and Mary Dunne Steen, was born November 9, 1871. 

4. Jane Steen, the fourth child and third daughter of James 
and Mary Dunne Steen, was born May 16, 1873. 

5. Isabella Steen, the fifth child and fourth daughter of James 
and Mary Dunne Steen, was born August 8, 1875. 

6. Elizabeth Steen, the sixth child and fifth daughter of James 
and Mary Dunne Steen, was born August 25, 1877, and died 
May 14, 1880. 

7. James Philip Steen, the seventh child and second son of 
James and Mary Dunne Steen, was born January 31, 1879, 
and died April 26, 1880. 

8. Sarah Margaret Steen. the eighth child and sixth daughter 
of James and Mary Dunne Steen, was born August 30, 1881. 



400 



BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMH.Y 



9. Agnes Hamiil Steen, the ninth child and seventh chiughter 

of lames and Mary Dunne Steen, was born November 21, 

1882. 

I\". — Thomas vStetn. tlie fourth child and third son of Philip and 

]\'lary Wray Steen, was born at the old homestead, in Balleney, 

January 13, 1831. He was drowned while bathing in the 

kiver Bann. August 9, 1851, in the 2Tst year of his age. 

V. Rol.'crt Steen, the fifth child and fourth son of Philip and 

Alary Wray Steen, was born in the old homestead, at Balleney, 
January 10, 1833, where he still resides — a successful farmer. 
He was married, July 9, 1868, to Sarah Lynd, a sister of the 
Rev. Dr. Lynd, of May Street Presbyterian Church, Belfast, 
Ireland. Residence, Balleney House, near Coleraine, Ireland, 
P. L. G. To them were born seven children, as follows: 

1. John Wilson Steen, the eldest child, a son of Robert and 
Sarah Lynd Steen, was born at Balleney, July 2, 1869. 

2. Mary Steen, the second child and eldest daughter of Robert 
and Sarah Lynd Steen, was born at Balleney, December 25, 
1870. 

3. Anna Belle Steen, the third child and second daughter of 
Robert and Sarah Lynd Steen, was born at Balleney, August 
2^, 1872. 

4. Robert Steen, the fourth child and second son of Robert 
and Sarah Lynd Steen, was born at Balleney, November 23, 
1875. Studied medicine in Belfast, Ireland. 

5. Hugh Barklie Steen, a twin brother of the preceding, was 
born at Balleney, November 23, 1875. Studied medicine in 
Belfast, Ireland. 

6. Thomas Steen, the sixth child and fourth son of Robert and 
Sarah Lynd Steen, was born at Balleney, July 2, 1878. 

7. Alexander Steen. the seventh child and fifth son of Robert 
and Sarah Lynd Steen, was born at Balleney, August 5, 
1882. 

VI. — Isabella Steen, the sixth child and second daughter of 
Philip and Mary Wray Steen, was born at the homestead, at 
Balleney, April 15, 1838. She was married, February 26, 1863, 
to George Hanson, of Bally Lintagh, who died October 25,. 
1867. To them one child was born, as follows: 
I. Janet Rankin Hanson was born June 3, 1866. 



DESCENDANTS OE JOHN STEEN. 4OI 

Isabella Steen Hanson was married a second time, October 
25, 1870, to Dr. Alexander Kennedy, who- died October 25, 
1885. To them were born the following children: 
2 Mary Caroline Kennedy was born June 12, 1873. 
3. .Alexander Frederick Kennedy was born August 25, 1875. 
Family residence, Kana Vista, Adelaide Park, Belfast, Ire- 
land. 

VII. — Cochran Steen, the seventh child and fifth son of Philip 
and INIary Wray Steen, was born at Balleney, May 23, 1840. 
He was married to Lucy Hunter, of LyOndonderry. To them 
were born ihree children. He is a stock broker, with residence 
on Royal Avenue, Belfast, Ireland. 

1. William Hunter Steen, the eldest son of Cochran and Lucy 
Hunter Steen, was born October 19, 1874. 

2. James Hunter Steen, the second son of Cochran and Lucy 
Hunter Steen, was born July 8, 1876. 

3. Cochran John Campbell Steen, the third son of Cochran 
and Lucy Hunter Steen, was born May 11, 1878. 



CHAPTER V. 



John Steen, the fifth son of John and Nancy Schoals Steen, 
of Balleney, was born at the old homestead, in the townland of 
Balleney, in County Londonderry, Ireland, about 1793 or 1794. 
He was a prosperous farmer of Malin Head, in the Parish of 
Dunboe, near Coleraine, Ireland. He lived to be an old man of 
about 80 years of age, and died about 1873 or 1874. He was 
married first, probably about 1818, to Ann Kerr, by whom he 
had three children. He was married a second time, in 1825, to 
Nancy Robinson, by whom he had two children. He brought up 
his family in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, of which they 
all became full members. He was the father of the following 
five children : 

(2G) 



40 2 



BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 



I, — James Steen, the eldest son of John and Ann Kerr Steen, of 
Malin Head, Parish of Dunboe, was born at MaHn Head in 
1819, and died, February 9, 1875, aged 56 years. He was a 
farmer, living at Castlebotheny, Parish of Killowen, Coleraine, 
Ireland. He was married, about 1842, to Mary Finley, she 
iiaving been born in 1822, and died March 5, 1896, aged 72 
years. To them were born ten children, as follows: 

I. John Steen, the eldest child, a son of James and Mary Fin- 
ley Steen, was born in Castlebotheney, Parish of Killowen, 
Coleraine, March 20, 1843. He was educated at Crannagh 
Hill National School, Coleraine Academy, and Queen's Col- 
lege, Belfast. He entered college in i860, and was grad- 
uated in 1863, receiving the degree of B.A. In the autumn 
of the same year he entered the Presbyterian Assembly's 
Theological College, where he pursued his theological 
studies. He was ordained a Presbyterian clergyman. May 
26, 1868, by the Presbytery of Monaghan, and placed over 
tlie Presbyterian congregation of Smithborough, County 
Monaghan, Ireland. On October 27, 18S0, he was installed 
pastor of (jlenelly Presbyterian Church by the Presbytery 
of Strabane, where he still remains, a faithful and devoted 
minister of the Gospel. The Rev. John Steen was married 
in Cornicallagh, August 14, 1889, to Eliza Huey Derwock. 
To them three children have been born, as follows: 

/. — James Steen, the eldest child, a son of the Rev. John 
and Eliza H. Steen, was born May 16, 1890. 

//. — Mary Steen, the second child, a daughter of the Rev. 
John and Eliza H. Steen, was born February 9, 1892. 

///. — John Steen, the third child and second son of the Rev. 
John and Eliza H. Steen, was born June 17, 1894. Resi- 
dence, Plumbridge, County Tyrone, Ireland. 

2. Ann Steen, the second child and eldest daughter of James 
and Mary Finley Steen, was born at Malin Head, Parish of 
Killowen. Coleraine, about 1845. 

3. Robert Steen, the third child and second son of James and 
Mary Finley Steen, w^as born at Malin Head, Parish of Killo- 
wen, Coleraine, about 1847. 

4. Thomas Steen, the fourth child and third son of James and 
Mary Finley Steen, was born about 1849. 



DESCENDANTS OF JOHN STEEN. 4O3 

5. James Steen, the fifth child and fourth son of James and 
Mary Finley Steen, was born about 185 1. 

6. Eliza Steen, the sixth child and second daughter of James 
and Mary Finley Steen, was born about 1853. 

7. Mary Steen, the seventh child and third daughter of James 
and Mary Finley Steen, was born about 1855. 

8. Matthew Steen, the eighth child and fifth son of James and 
Mary Finley Steen, was born about 1857. 

9. Nancy Steen, the ninth child and fourth daughter of James 
and Mary Finley vSteen, w^as born about 1S59. 

10. Jane Steen, the youngest child and daughter of James and 
Mary Finley Steen, was born at Castlebotheny, Parish of 
Killowen, Coleraine, about 1861. 

II. — Thomas Steen, the second son of John and Ann Kerr Steen, 
was born at Malin Head, in the Parish of Dunboe, near Cole- 
raine, Ireland, in 1823, and died in New Orleans, Louisiana, 
September 25, 1856, aged about 2?> years. He was brought 
up in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and removed to 
America in 1843, when only about 20 years of age, and located 
permanentlv in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was married in 
New Orleans, Louisiana, by the Rev. Charles W. Whitall, 
April 29. 1852, to Mary Trelford, a daughter of William and 
Sarah Wilson Trelford, (who had emigrated from Belfast, Ire- 
land, first to Mexico and then to New Orleans, in 1836,) she 
having been born in Castle Dawson, Ireland, February 14. 
1826, and died in New Orleans, Louisiana, September 26, 1879, 
in the 54th year of her age, having survived her husband 
twenty-three years. To them were born two children, as fol- 
lows : 

I. Thomas Jackson Steen, the eldest son of Thomas and Marv 
Trelford Steen, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jan- 
uary 8, 1854. He is by occupation a "contracting slater." 
He was married in New Orleans, Louisiana, Februarv 4. 
1880, to Emma Jane Medd, a daughter of James Medd, of 
Indiana, and Jane Brady Medd, formerly from Ireland, she 
having been born in New Orleans, Louisiana, March i, 
1858. Residence, 109 Gasquet Street, New Orleans, Louis- 
iana. To them were born the following five children, all 
born in New Orleans, Louisiana: 



404 BIOGRAPHY OF THI?; STKEN FAMILY. 

/._Mai-y Steen, the eldest cliiltl, a daughter of Thomas ]. 

and Emma J. Medd Steen, was born December 19, 1880. 
yy. Veronica Steen, the second daughter of Thomas J. and 

Emma J. Medd Steen, was born November 12. 1882. 
///. Thomas Steen, the third child and eldest son of Thomas 

J. and Emma j. Medd Steen, was born July 6, 1884. 
Jl\ Ethel Steen, the fourth child and third daughter of 

Thomas J. and Emma J. Medd Steen, was born ^larch 4. 

1889. 
V. — Alexander Treiford Steen, the fifth and youngest child 

of Thomas J. and Emma J. Medd Steen, was born March 

30, 1 89 1. 
2. Clark Steeri, the second and youngest child of Thomas and 
Mary Treiford Steen, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana,. 
October 7, 1855, where he was educated, grew to manhood, 
and permanently settled in business. He was for many 
years bookkeeper in the City Treasury Office in New 
Orleans, and is prominent in business matters. He was 
married by the Rev. Father Thomas O'Neil, a Roman 
Catholic priest, in New Orleans, Louisiana, January 24 
1882, to Mary Leah Brune, a daughter of Henry Brune. of 
France, and Theressa Tilliere Brune, of Belgium, she having 
been born in New Orleans, L,ouisiana, January 24, 1861. 
Residence, New Orleans, Louisiana. To them were born 
seven children, as follows, all horn in New Orleans, Louis- 
iana. 
/.— -Mary Leah Steen, the eldest daughter of Clark and Mary 

Leah Brune Steen, was born November 9, 1882. 
//. — Theressa Tilliere Steen, the second daughter of Clark 

and Mary Leah Brune Steen, was born August 10, 1884, 

and died August 8, 1888. 
///. — Clara Clark Steen, the third daughter of Clark and 

Mary Leah Brune Steen, was born January 12, 1886. 
IV. — Clark Eugene Steen, the fourth child and eldest son of 

Clark and Mary Leah Brune Steen, was born Mav 9, 

1887. 

V. — Thomas Harry Steen, the fifth child and second son of 
Clark and Mary Leah Brune Steen, was born November 
25, 1888, and died Mav 22, 1880. 



DKSCENDANTS OF JOHN STEEN. 4O5 

yi. — Alfred Alexander Steen, the sixth child and third son 
of Clark and Mary Leah Brnne vSteen, was born April 14, 
1890. 
VII. — William Jarnes Steen, the seventh child and fourth son 
of Clark and Mary Leah Brune Steen, was born Septem- 
ber 10, 1897. 
III. — Mary Steen, the third child, a daughter of John and Ann 
Kerr Steen, was born at Malin Head, Parish of Dunboe, near 
Coleraine, Ireland, about 1824. She was married to Robert 
Burns. 
IV. — Martha Steen, the fourth child and second daughter of 
John Steen, and the first child by his second wafe, Nancy 
Robinson Steen, was born at Baileney, in 1827. 
V. — Isabella Steen, the fifth child and third daughter of John 
Steen, and the second daughter by his second wife, Nancy 
Robinson Steen, was born at Baileney, in 1829. 



CHAPTER VI. 



Isaiah Steen, the sixth son and youngest child of John and 
Nancy Schoals Steen, of Baileney, and who were born in 1759, 
was born at the old homestead, in the townland ol Baileney, near 
Coleraine, Ireland, in 1798, atid died in Belfast, Ireland, greatly 
beloved and honored, August 3, 1871, aged "/t, years. He was 
educated in the College at Belfast, and ordained a minister of the 
Presbyterian Church about 1824. He was installed pastor of the 
church at Bally Copeland, near Donaghadee, in County Down, 
Ireland, where he remained nine' years, when he was chosen head 
master of the Mathematical Department of the Royal Academical 
Institution in Belfast, a position he held for thirty-seven years, 
being a most painstaking and conscientious teacher. He was 
married, about 1825, to Isabella Carmichael, a daughter of John 
Carmichael, she having been born in 1802, and died August 13, 
1841, aged 39 years. He was married a second time, December 
21, 1855, to Dorothy Smith Peile, a daughter of William Peile, 



406 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STI-KN FAMILY. 

of Workington, England, she having been born in 1815, and 
died March 30, 1889, aged 74 years. To the Rev. Prof. Isaiah 
Steen and his first wife were born eight children, and to his sec- 
ond wife one son. 

I_ — John Carmichael Steen, the eldest son of Rev. Isaiah and 
Isabella Carmichael Steen, was born in Donaghadee, County 
Down, Ireland, February 5, 1826. Be was educated in Bel- 
fast, and went to Scotland, where, by examination, he secured 
the position of master of Madras Academy, Cupar Fife, where 
he remained five years. In 1851 he went to Edinburgh as 
teacher in Park Place Institution, a high-class school for the 
education of young ladies. In 1857 he purchased the good will 
of the establishment, and became proprietor, and head master, 
which position he held until the time of his death, in 1886, aged 
60 years. He was thus a prominent and successful teacher for 
about forty years. He was married to Elizabeth Jane Barnett, 
the eldest daughter of James Barnett, a merchant of Belfast. 
For several years Mrs. Steen has been Secretary of the Ladies' 
Foreign Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church in 
Ireland. Family residence, 30 College Gardens, Belfast, Ire- 
land. To them were born nine children. 

1. Elizabeth Wallace Steen, the eldest child of John Car- 
michael and Elizabeth Jane Barnett Steen, was born in 
Edinburgh, Scotland, in January, 1861. She was married, 
September 11, 1894, to William Durham McBride, a mer- 
chant of Belfast. Residence, 12 University Square, Belfast, 
Ireland. 

2. Helen Steen, the second daughter of John C. and Elizabeth 
J. Barnett Steen, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in June, 
1862, and died in December, 1862. 

3. Edith Carmichael Steen, the third daughter of John C. and 
Elizabeth J. Barnett Steen, was born in Edinburgh. Scot- 
land, in October, 1863. Edith C. Steen worked for several 
years in a Soldiers' Home in Ireland, but is now in a Soldiers' 
Home at Rewal-Pinde, in India. 

4. Annie Livingstone Steen, the fourth daughter of John C. 
and Elizabeth J. Barnett Steen, was born in Edinburgh, 
Scotland, in December, 1864. A missionary nurse in Nag- 
pore, India. 



DjiSCENDAXTS Off JOHN STEEN. 4O7 

5. Alice Eustace Steen, the fifth daughter of John C. and 
Ehzabeth J. Barnctt Steen, was born in Edinburgh, Scot- 
land, in September, 1867. Residence, Belfast, Ireland. 

6. Eveline Edgar Steen, the sixth daughter of John C. and 
Elizabeth J. Barnett Steen, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, 
in March, 1869, and died in February, 1870. 

7. James Barnctt Steen, the seventh child and eldest son of 
John C. and Elizabeth J. Barnett Steen, was born in Edin- 
burgh, Scotland, in December, 1870. J. Barnett Steen was 
married in September, igoo, and is engaged in active busi- 
ness. Residence, Belfast, Ireland. 

8. Mary Harvey Steen, the eighth child and seventh daughter 
of John C. and Elizabeth J. Barnett Steen, was born in Edin- 
burgh, Scotland, in December, 1873. A missionary nurse 
in India since 1898. 

9. John Edgar Steen, the ninth and youngest child, and the 
second son of Prof. John C. and Elizabeth J. Barnett Steen, 
was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in February, 1876. Resi- 
dence, Belfast, Ireland. 

II. — Thomas Steen, the second son of Rev. Isaiah and Isabella 
Carmichael Steen, was born in Donaghadee, Ireland, Decem- 
ber 22, 1827, and died April i, 1874, in the 47th year of his age. 
He was married to Eleanor Dinnen, a daughter of Mr. Din- 
uen, of Cabin Hill, Belfast. Thomas Sreen lived for some years 
in Dublin, Ireland, and was connected with the National Board 
of Education. He was afterwards appointed Inspector of Fac- 
tories in England. Mrs. Eleanor Dinnen Steen now resides 
in Cabin Hill, Belfast, Ireland. 

III. — Robert Steen, Ph.D., the third son of Rev. Isaiah and Isa- 
bella Carmichael Steen, was born in Donaghadee, County 
Down, Ireland, May 9, 1830, and died in Belfast, November 3, 
1893, in the 64th year of his age. He was educated in the 
Royal Academical Institution, and in Belfast College. He 
also studied in London, and spent four years on the Continent 
in Hamburgh and Hamelin, where he thoroughly learned the 
German language. He spent one year in the College at Gen- 
eva, two years at the University of Bonn, and took his degree 
of Ph.D. at the University of Leipsic. He studied theology 
three years, took first prize in Hebrew, and prizes in other 
subjects. He did not enter the ministry, but was chosen elder 



408 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

in Fitzroy Avenue Presbyterian Church, Belfasr, and Superin- 
lendent of the City Mission. He was elected head master of 
the Classical Department of the Royal Academical Institution 
in Belfast, and entered upon his work there on May i, 1856, 
which position he held for thirty-iive years. Dr. Robert Steen 
was a g-entleman of very amiable qualities, a great favorite 
with his pu])ils who, for more than a quarter of a century, were 
educated in the institution. He was, if possible, held in still 
liigher esteem by the vast number of young gentlemen who 
passed through the boarding school connected with his depart- 
ment, and thus had a closer acquaintance with him and better 
opportunities for knowing him in the private relationship of 
life. The following article is copied from "The Northern 
Wliig." a Belfast newspaper, published the day after his death: 

Death, over busy in our midst, has removed yet another man 
who has played the part of wide usefulness in the community. The 
announcement in our columns of the passing away of Dr. Robert 
Steen will awake no mere- perfunctory expressions of regret. So 
'ong and so closely connected with the Royal Academical Institution, 
apart from his extended social relations, he had come in contact 
with large numbers of those who afterwards came to occupy promi- 
nent positions in the learned professions and in the business world. 
Of Ihese it is not too much to say that those who first knew him as a 
teacher came to value hiro as a friend, his friendship thus linking 
the associations of a pleasant school life with those of an after 
career. This was the inevitable result of the fine personal qualities 
of the man. Ever mindfal of the educational interests of those 
intrusted to him. never careless in matters of discipline, those 
interests were all the better served, and discipline all the more 
readily maintained, through the kindliness of heart, the cheery 
manners and unfailing geniality which were characteristic of him. 
It was a matter of sincere regret to all who had been under his 
care, and to his many friends, when failing health rendered it 
advisable that he should relinquish the position he had occupied so 
long, though they would have been well contented that he should 
for any other reason enter upon a period of merited leisure. The 
cordial attachment felt toward him was clearly shown at the time 
of his retirement, and will be more strongly marked in the sorrow 
manifested in his decease. 

Dr. Robert Steen was married, June 30, 1858, to Annie Car- 
michael, a daughter of David Carmichael. a merchant of Bel- 
fast, she having been born October 11, 1834. To them were 
born eleven children. Family residence, 5 Dunelin, Malone 
Road, Belfast, Ireland. 
I. Annie Isabel Steen, the eldest child of Dr. Robert and 

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DESCENDANTS OF JOHN STEEN. 4II 

ber 31, 1859, and died at the residence of her brother, at 
Ovvetor Ferry, England, August 13, 1890, in the 31st year 
of her age. 

2. Marion Louisa Steen, the second daughter of Dr. Robert 
and Annie Carmichael Steen, was born in Belfast, Ireland, 
July 30, 1861. Residence, Belfast, Ireland. 

3. William Carmichael Steen, M.D., the third child and eldest 
son of Dr. Robert and Annie Carmichael Steen, was born 
in Belfast, Ireland, March 6, 1863. He was educated in 
Queen's College, Belfast, and in London Medical College. 
He located first at Owetor Ferry, England, where he had a 
good practice and remained several years. After the death 
of his father he removed to Belfast, so as to be near his 
mother. Dr. William C. Steen was married by the Rev. J. 
Joseph, at St. Andrew's Street Church, Cambridge, England, 
February 17, 1900, to Margaret Lilley, youngest daughter of 
the late William Eaden Lilley, of Thorpe House, Cam- 
bridge. Residence, Thcmasville, Lisburn Road, Belfast, 
Ireland. 

4. David Miller Steen. the fourth child and second son of Dr. 
Robert and Annie Carmichael Steen, was born in Belfast, 
Ireland, l^ecember 26, 1864. He is now in the civil service, 
acting judge m Tangalle, Ceylon. He was married, July 9, 
1895, to Elsie Orr, a daughter of T. Carmichael Orr, of 
Glasgow, Scotland. Residence, Tangalle, Ceylon. 

5. Elizabeth Barnett Steen, the fifth child and third daughter 
of Dr. Robert and Annie Carmichael Steen, was born in 
Belfast, Ireland, January 21, 1867. She was married, Octo- 
ber 19, 1893, to Robert E. Workman, a merchant of Belfast, 
and a son of John Workman, J. P. Residence, Eglantine 
Avenue, Belfast, Ireland. To them, was born: 

/. — Arthur Coates Workman, a son of Robert E. and Eliza- 
beth Barnett Steen Workman, was born in Belfast, Ire- 
land, July 18, 1895. 

6. Ida Frances Steen, the sixth child and fourth daughter of 
Dr. Robert and Annie Carmichael Steen, was born in Bel- 
fast, Ireland, September 28, 1868, and died Februarv 26, 
1870. 



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BIOGRAPHY OF THE SXF.EN FAMILY. 



7. Robert Hunter Sleen, M.D., the seventh child and third son 
of Dr. Robert and Annie Carniichael Steen, was born in 
lieh'ast. Ireland. May 29. 1870. He was graduated h-om 
London University, and is now household physician at St. 
Mary's Hospital. Residence, London, England. 

8. Edward Steen, the eighth child and fourth son of Dr. Robert 
and Annie Carniichael Steen, was born in Belfast, Ireland, 
April I, 1872 — a l:«uilder and contractor. Residence, 
5 Dunelin, Malone Road. Belfast, Ireland. 

I). Harold Steen. the ninth child and fifth son of Dr. Robert 

and Annie Carmicliael Steen. was born in Belfast, Ireland, 

December i, 1873, and died March 16, 1875. 
10. John Howard Steen, the tenth child and sixth son of Dr. 

Robert and Annie Carniichael Steen, was born in Belfast. 

Ireland, October 2S, 1877. and died June 17, 1879. 
]i. Thomas Arnold Steen, the eleventh child and seventh son 

of Dr. Robert and Annie Carniichael Steen, was born in 

Belfast. Ireland, July 30, 1879 — a student. Residence, 

5 Dunelin. Malone Road, Belfast, Ireland. 

IV. — Agnes Steen. the fourth child and eldest daughter of Rev 
Isaiah and Isabella Carniichael Steen, was born in Donagha- 
dee, County Down, Ireland, June 13, 1832, the day on which 
ker father was chosen head master of the Royal Academical 
Institution in Belfast. She was married in Belfast, Ireland, 
October 30, 1855. to Walter Burns, a son of the Rev. William 
Hamilton Burns, D.D.. (who was for twenty years minister at 
Dun. Forfarshire, and forty years minister at Kelayth. vSterling- 
shire. Scotland,) he having been Ijorn at Kelayth. Sterlingshire, 
Scotland. August t6, 1824. He was for ten years joint pro- 
prietor of "The Fife Herald.'" and is now a music publisher 
and composer in Belfast. He was the author of the w^ords 
and music of "The Prince and Princess of Wales Anthem," 
in 1885 ; the "Vienna Jubilee Anthem," in 1887, and forty-five 
hymn tunes, etc. Walter Burns' father had a brother, William 
Chalmers Burns, who' was a Chinese missionary, and also 
another brother, the Rev. Islam Burns, D.D., who was a pro- 
fessor of theology In Glasgow, Scotland. To them were born 
five children. 

1. Elizabeth Isabella Burns, the eldest daughter of Walter and 



DESCENDANTS OF JOHN" STEEN. 4I3 

Agnes Steen Burns, was born in Cupar Fife, Scotland, 
August a, 1856. 

2. William Hamilton Burns, the second child and eldest son of 
Walter and Agnes Stecn Burns, was born in Newry, Ireland, 
March 12, 1859 — a nrasic dealer and piano tuner. 

3. Walter Chalmers Burns, the third child and second son of 
Walter and Agnes Steen Burns, was born in Newry, Ire- 
land, July 26, 1861, and died in October, 1861. 

4. Charlotte Alexandrina Chalmers Burns, the fourth child 
and second daughter of Walter and Agnes Steen Burns, was 
born in Newry, Ireland, April 7, 1865. Residence, Belfast, 
Ireland. 

5 Agnes Louisa Bu'us, the fifth and youngest child, the third 
daughter of Walter and Agnes, Stecn Burns, was born in 
Newry, Ireland, July 17, 1871. She is a fine singer, a 
soprano vocalist. At the Royal Academy of Music, where 
she received her musical education, she received five silver 
and bronze medals tor solo singing, sight reading, and har- 
mony, besides honor certificates for piano playing, teaching, 
etc. She also obtained the medal from the Society of Arts, 
in August, 1895. Residence, Belfast, Ireland. 

V. — James Steen, the fifth child and fourth son of Rev. Isaiah 
and Isabella Carmichael Steen, was born in Belfast, Ireland, 
November 17, 1S34. and died, unmarried, March 30, 1868, in 
the 34th year of his age. 

VI. — Hunter Steen, the sixth child and fifth son of Rev. Isaiah 
and Isabella Carmichael Steen, was born in Belfast, Ireland, 
December 23, 1836 — a manufacturer in Belfast, Ireland. He 
was married, Jime i, 1869, to Mary Jane Clarke, a daughter of 
Mr. Clarke, of Parkville. Belfast. To them were born three 
children. Residence, 3 Dunelin, Malone Road, Belfast, Ire- 
land. 

1. Carrie Louisa Steen, the eldest child of Hunter and Mary 
Jane Clarke Steen, was born in Belfast, Ireland, October 10, 
1870. 

2. Hunter Carmichael Steen, the second child and eldest son of 
Hunter and Mary Jane Clarke Steen, was born in Belfast, 
Irelond, August 10, 1872. He is now Lieutenant of the 
Bombay Lancers. Residence, Neemuck, Bombay, India. 



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BIOGHAPHY OF THE STEEN EAMIEY. 



r lames Clarke Stecn, the third child and second son of 
ilunter and Mary Jane Clarke Steen, was born in Belfast, 
Ireland, December 21, 1873. Residence, 3 Dunelin, Malone 
Road, Belfast. Ireland. 

\'II. — Margaret Steen, the seventh child and second daughter of 
Rev. Isaiah and Isabella Carmichael Steen, was born in Belfast, 
Ireland, April 11, 1839. She was married, June 24, 1863. to 
David Martin, a wholesale trader and seed merchant of Newry, 
Ireland, he having been born in Rathfreline, Ireland, Septem- 
ber 15, 1837. Residence, Littleton, Newry, Ireland. To them 
were born nine children. 

1. William Wallace Martin, the eldest child of David and Mar- 
garet Steen Alartin, was born hi Newry, Ireland, August 6, 
1864. 

2. Henry Carmichael ]\iartin, the second son of David and 
Ixlargaret Steen Martin, was born in Newry, Ireland, Sep- 
tember 18, 1865. 

3. Isabella Steen Alartin, the tliird child and eldest daughter 
of David and Margaret Steen Martin, was born in Newry, 
Ireland, March 15, 1867. 

4. Elizabeth Wallace Martin, the fourth child and second 
daughter of David and Margaret Steen Martin, was born in 
Newry, Ireland, October 20, 1868, and died in June, 1869. 

5. Kathleen Edgar Martin, the fifth child and third daughter 
of David and Margaret Steen Martin, was born in Newry, 
Ireland, March 24, 187 1. 

6. David Herbeit J\Iartin, the sixth child and third son of 
David and Margaret Steen INIartin, was born in Newrv, Ire- 
land, May 17, 1874. 

7. Margan-t May Martin, the seventh child and fourth daugh- 
ter of David and Margaret Steen Martin, was born in Newry, 
Ireland, March 23, 1877. 

8. Annie Beatrice Martin, tlic eighth child and fifth daughter 
of David and Margaret Steen Marnn, was born in Newry, 
Ireland, January 24, 1881. 

9. Norman Hudson Martin, the ninth child and fourth son of 
David and Margaret Steen Martin, was born in Newry, Ire- 
land, October 10, 1884. Residence, Littleton, Newry, Ire- 
land. 



DICSCliNDA^;TS OF JOHN STEEN. 415 

VIII. — William Steen, the eighth child and sixth son of Rev. 
Prof. Isaiah and Isabella Carmichael Steen, was born in Bel- 
fast, Ireland, August 9, 1841, and died September 27, 1841. 

IX. — William Peile Steen, the ninth child and seventh son of 
the Rev. Prof. Isaiah Steen, the first and only child by his 
second wife, Dorothy Smith Peile Steen, was born in Belfast, 
Ireland, February 27, 1857. He was educated in Queens Col- 
lege, Belfast, where he received the degrees of B.A. and M.A. 
He also studied in London University, and took the degree of 
M.A. there. He was for a time head master of Sullivan School, 
Hollyroad, County Down, Ireland, and afterwards head master 
of the Lisburn School. He now holds an educational appoint- 
ment in Burlington House, Cambridge, England. He was 
married, July 30, 1894, to Ethel Louisa Needham, a daughter 
of Mr. Needham, of Yountbridge, Wells, England. Resi- 
dence, Queen Anne's Terrace, Cambridge, England. 



BOOK TEN. 




DESCENDANTS OF MATTHEW STEEN. 

Matthew Steen was the youngest son of James Steen, of 
County Tyrone, Ireland. He was born in Tyrone, Ireland, in 
1771, and died in Noble County, Ohio, February 11, 1868, in the 
97th vear of his age. He came to America in 1793, and located 
first in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, and afterwards 
settled permanently in Noble County, Ohio. He was married 
in Adams County, Pennsylvania, February i, iSoo, to Margaret 
Campbell, and brought up a family of seven children. 



Matthew Steen was the son of James Steen who lived in 
County Tyrone, Ireland, where he was married, about 1756, and 
brought up- a family of six children, whose names were as fol- 
lows: John Steen, Elizabeth Steen, Jane Steen, Mary Steen, 
Martha Steen, and Matthew Steen, the latter being the owlv one 
of the family known to his descendants to have removed to 
America, and whose record is known to the writer. Matthew 
Steen was born in the City of Tyrone. County Tyrone, Ireland, 
in J771 ; removed to America in 1793. when about 22 years of age, 
and located first \\\ Westmoreland Countv, Pennsvlvania. He 
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de:scb;ndants of matthew stfen. 417 

was married in Adams County, Pennsylvania, February i, i8oc, 
to Alargaret Campbell, she having been born in Adams County, 
Pennsylvania, in 1774, and died in Noble County, Ohio, October 
19, 1858, aged about 74 years. For several years after his mar- 
riage Matthew Steen and family resided in Adams County, Penn- 
sylvania, then removed to Washington County, Pennsylvania, 
and finally settled in Noble County, Ohio, where he 
died, February 11, 1868, in the 97th year of his age. Matthew 
Steen was a man of sterling character, a member of the United 
Presbyterian Church, and a ruling elder for many years. In 
this church all his children were brought up and continued in 
full membership until its final abandonment in the community 
in which they lived, when they united with the Presbyterian 
Church, with' which the family have been connected ever since. 
To them were born seven children. 

I. — ^\\^illiam Ferguson Steen, the eldest child, and a son of Mat- 
thew and Margaret Campbell Steen, was born in Adams 
County, Pennsylvania. November 5, 1800, and died in Sharon, 
Noble County, Ohio, April 23, 1885, in the 85th year of his age. 
He was married in Jefferson County, Ohio, November 5, 1832, 
to Elizabeth Francis, whose parents came from Ireland, and 
who died in Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, about January i, 
T834. To them one child was i)orn. William Ferguson 
Steen was married a second time, in Jefferson County, Ohio, to 
Martha Francis, a cousin of his first wife, and whose parents 
also came from Ireland, she having been born March 17, 1808. 
To them were born two children, one son, and one daughter. 
I. James Francis Steen, a son of William Ferguson Steen and 
his first wife, Elizabeth Francis Steen, was born in Cadiz, 
Harrison County, Ohio, December 5, 1833. He was mar- 
ried in Morgan County, Ohio, by the Rev. George M. 
Hisey, February i, 1861, to Abigail Minta Walls, she having 
been born in Morgan County, Ohio, November 8, 1840. 
James F. Steen is by occupation a merchant. Residence, 
Caldwell, Noble County, Ohio. To them were born five 
children. 

/. — Loren C. Steen, the eldest child of James F. and Abigail 
• M. Steen. was born in Sharon, Noble County, Ohio, Jan- 
uary I, 1863. He was married in Caldwell, Ohio, April 12, 

1888, to Lulu Belle Dillev, she having been born in Cald- 
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.l8 IJIOGRAPIIY OF THt; STEEN FAMILY. 

well, Ohio. Loren C. Steen is a merchant of Zanesville. 
Residence, Zanesville, Ohio. To ihem were born two 
children. 

J. Leone Lillian Steen, the elder child, a daughter of 

Loren C. and Lulu Belle Steen, was born January 5, 

1889. 

2. Paul Herbert Steen. the second child, a son of Loren 

C. and Lulu Belle Steen, was born December 10, 1890. 

//. — Albina Frances Steen, the second child and only daugh- 
ter of Tames F. and Abigail M. Steen, was born in Sharon, 
Ohio. May 4, 1865. and died January 19, 1867, in the 
second year of her age. 

/// — Malcom Steen, the third child and second son of 
James F. and Abigail M. vSteen, was born in Sharon, Ohio, 
February 28, 1869. Residence, Caldwell, Ohio. 

ll\ — Harry Burns Steen, the fourtii child and third son of 
James F. and Abigail M. Steen. was born in Sharon, Ohio, 
August 4, 1870. Residence, Caldwell, Ohio. 

V. — James Wilbur vSteen, the fifth child and fourth son of 
James F. and Abigail M. Steen, was born in Sharon, Ohio, 
March 16, 1879. Residence, Caldwell, Noble Countv, 
Ohio. 

2. Matthew Steen, the second son of William Ferguson Steen, 
and the first child by his second wife, Martha Francis Steen, 
and thus a half brother to James F. Steen, was born in Har- 
rison County, Ohio, October 5, 1838. He was married by 
the Rev. Ellis Daniels, August 21, 1866, to Elizabeth Jane 
Winder, she having been born December 31, 1845. Mat- 
thew Steen is a merchant. Residence, Sharon, Noble 
County, Ohio. 

I- — John William Steen, the eldest child, a son of Matthew 
and Elizabeth Jane Steen, was born in Sharon, Ohio, Julv 
28, 1867. 

JJ ■ — Clement Alexander Steen, the second son of Alatthew 
and I{lizabeth Jane Steen, was born in Sharon, r)hio, Sep- 
tember 12, 1870. 

IJI- — Jessie Martha Steen, the third child and only daughter 
of Matthew and Elizabeth Jane Steen, was born in Sharon, 
Ohio, April 19, 1883. 



DESCENDANTS OE AIATTHEW STEEN. 4I9 

IV. — Frank W. Steen, the. fourth and youngest child and 
the third son of Matthew and Elizabeth Jane Steen, was 
born in Sharon, Ohio, February 22, 1877. 
3. Margaret Ann Steen, the third child and only daughter of 
William Ferguson Steen, and the second child by his second 
wife, Martha Francis Steen, was born in Harrison County, 
Ohio, May 31, 1845. She was married in Sharon, Ohio, by 
the Rev. William Galbreath, December 31, 1875, to Simeon 
Socrates McFarland, he having been born in Warren 
County, Virginia, December 16, 185 1, and died November 
15, 1886, in the 35th year of his age. Family residence, 
Sharon, Noble County, Ohio. To them were born two chil- 
dren-. 

/. Anna Lesta McFarland, the elder child, a daughter of 
Sim.eon S. and Margaret Ann Steen McFarland, was born 
in Sharon, Ohio, September 12, 1876. 
//. — John William McFarland, the second child, a son of 
Simeon S. and Margaret Ann Steen McFarland, was born 
in Sharon, Ohio, April 30, 1879. 

IT. — Sarah Steen, the second child and eldest daughter of Mat- 
thew and Margaret Campbell Steen, was born in Adams 
County, Pennsylvania, September 3, 1803, and died Septem- 
ber 23, 1874, aged 71 years. She was married in Harrison 
County, Ohio, November 28, 1828, to James Porter, he having 
been born near Taylorstown, Washington County, Pennsyl- 
vania, May 30, 1805, and died March 20, 1842, in the 37th year 
of his age. To them were born twO' children, one son and one 
daughter. 

1. James Porter, the elder child of James and Sarah Steen 
Porter, was born in Cadiz, Ohio, October 3, 1829. He was 
married to Catherine Lyons, November 18, 1856, she having 
been born in Sharon, Ohio, June 17, 1830. Residence, 
Keiths, Noble County, Ohio. To them were born seven 
children. 

/. — George Irwin Porter, the eldest child, a son of James; 

and Catherine Lyons Porter, was born September 5, 1857. 

II. — Margaret Leonora Porter, the second child and eldest 

daughter of James and Catherine Lvons Porter, was born 

July 30, 1859. 



420 



BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

Ill — Sarah Adelaide Porter, the third child and second 
dauc-liter of James and Catherine Lyons Porter, was born 
August 30, 1861. 

/['. — James Augustus Porter, the fourth child and second 
son of James and Catherine Lyons Porter, was born Jan- 
uary 24, 1864. 

J/. — Angelia Porter, the fifth child and third daughter of 
James and Catherine Lyons Porter, was born December 
19, 1865. 

yi. — Arabella May Porter, the sixth child and fourth daugh- 
ter of James and Catherine Lyons Porter, was born Feb- 
ruary 26, 1868, and died October 1.3, 1869. 

VIl. — Emma Hannah Porter, the seventh and youngest 
child, the fifth daughter of James and Catherine Lyons 
Porter, was born August 26, 1870. 

Sarah Campbell I'orter, the second child, a daughter of 
James and Sarah Steen Porter, was born in Cadiz, Harrison 
County, Ohio, September 13, 1831. She was married in 
Sharon, Ohio, by the Rev. Randall Ross, pastor of the Uni- 
ted Presbyterian Church, April 20, 1854, to Charles Eckels 
Srack — a house carpenter — he having been born in Bel- 
mont County, Ohio, July 27, 1825. They continued to live 
in Ohio imtil 1877, wdien they removed to Brookville, Saline 
County, Kansas. Residence, Brookville, Kansas. To them 
were born seven children. 

/. — James Porter Srack, the eldest child, a son of Charles 
E. and Sarah C. Porter Srack, was born in Sharon, Ohio, 
August 14, 1855. He was married, September 30, 1873. 
to Nancy y\nn Tilton. Residence, Brookville, Kansas. 
To them were born three children, as follows: 

1. Bertha Srack, the eldest child of James P. and Nancy 
Ann Srack, was born February 16, 1876. 

2. Lorah Srack, the second daughter of James P. and 
Nancy Ann Srack, was born February 17, 1879. 

3. Charles Drennan Srack, the third child and only son 
of James P. and Nancv Ann Srack, was born August 
22, 1887. 

//.—Adam Drennan Srack, the second son of Charles E. 
and Sarah C. Porter Srack, was born in Sharon, Ohio, 



DESCENDANTS OF MATTHEW STEEN. 42 1 

February 10, 1858, and died in Sharon, Ohio, January 5, 
1862, in the 4th year of his age. 
' ///. — Willey Charles Srack, the third son of Charles E. and 
Sarah C. Porter Srack, was born in Sharon, Ohio, June 5, 
i860. Residence, Brookville, Kansas. 

/J7. — Mary Frances Adelaide Srack, the fourth child and 
the elder daughter of Charles E. and Sarah C. Porter 
Srack, was born in Sharon, Ohio, December 14, 1862. 
Residence, Brookville, Kansas. 

F. — John Elmer Srack, the fifth child and fourth son of 
Charles E. and Sarah C. Porter Srack, was born in Sharon, 
Ohio, July 26, 1865. Residence, Brookville, Kansas. 

VI. — Laura Belle Srack, the sixth child and second daughter 
of Charles E. and Sarah C. Porter Srack, was born in 
Sharon, Ohio, June 15, 1870, ana died in Noble County, 
Ohio, May 2"/, 1876, in the 6th year of her age. 

VH. — McLaren Srack, the seventh and youngest child of 
Charles Eckels and Sarah Campbell Porter Srack, was 
born in Sharon, Ohio, July 8, 1873. Residence, Brook- 
ville, Kansas. 

in. — Elizabeth Steen, the ihird child of Matthew and Margaret 
Campbell Steen, was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania, 
September 17, 1804, end died in Keiths, Noble County, Ohio, 
February 10, 1802, in the 38th vear of her age. She was an 
amiable, devout and very useful Christian woman, a member 
of the Presbyterian Church, quietly exerting a wide religious 
influence. She was never married. 

IV'. — James Campbell Steen, the fourth child and second son of 
Matthew and Margaret Campbell Steen, was born in Wash- 
■ngton County, Pennsylvania, June 12, 1808, and died in 
Oceola, Crawford County, Ohio, June 20, 1885, aged yy years. 
He w-as married in Columbiana County, Ohio, in 1830, to 
Mary McCloskey, she having been born in Columbiana 
County, Ohio, April i, 1806. In 1893 she was still living in 
Oceola, Crawford County, Ohio, m a ripe old age, but in excel- 
lent health. To them one v'-hlld was born. 
I. John Clark Steen, a son of James Campbell and Mary 
McCloskey Steen, was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, 
May 5, 1831. He was formerly a tailor by occupation, but is 



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BIOGRAPHY OP THE STHKX EAMII^Y. 



now a farmer. He was married in Oceola, Ohio, November 
i8, 1852, to Rachel Ca^-Usle. she havmg been born in Colum- 
biana Comity, Ohio, September 16, 183—. Family resi- 
dence, Oceola, Crawford County, Ohio. To them were born 
two children. 
/. Marietta Jane Steen, the elder daughter of John Clark 

and Rachel Carlisle Steen, was born in Oceola, Ohio, June 

28, 1853. Residence, Oceola, Ohio. 
//. — Frank Laverne Steen, the second child of John Clark 

and Rachel Carlisle S^een, was born in Oceola, Ohio, 

March 2, 1866. Residence, Oceola, Ohio. 

V. — Jane Steen, the fifth child and third daughter of Matthew 
and Margaret Campbell Steen, was born in Washington 
County, Pennsylvania, June 11, 181 1. She was married in 
Harrison County, Ohio, in September, 1847, to Joseph Sharp, 
and died July 3, 1849, in the 39th vear of her age. To them 
one child was born. 
1. Jane Sharp, the only child of Joseph and Jane Steen Sharp, 

was born in Harrison County, Ohio. June 29, 1849, and 

died . 

VF — Margaret Steen, the sixth child and fourth daughter of 
Matthew and Margaret Campbell Steen, was born in Wash- 
ington County, Pennsylvania, March 17, 1813, and died Octo- 
ber 2, 1863. in the 5Tst year of her age. She was married in 
Morgan County, Ohio, August 17, 1848, to Nathan Jones 
Ramsey, he having been born in Chester County, Pennsyl- 
vania, December 27, 1825. To them were born two children. 

I. David Steen Ramsey, the elder child of Nathan Jones and 
Margaret Steen Ramsey, was born in Harrison County, 
Ohio, May 29, 1849. He was married, February 28, 1871, to 
Hannah Francis, she having been born November 10, 1846. 
Residence. Haga, Noble Countv, Ohio. To them were three 
children born. 

/. — Walter Francis Ramsey, the eldest son of David Steen 
and Hannah Francis Ramsey, was born in Noble County, 
Ohio, March 17, 1872. 

//. — Nathan Augustus Ramsey, the second son of David 
Steen and Hannah Francis Ramsey, was born in Noble 
Countv, Ohio, June 22, r875. 



DESCF.NDANTS OF MATTHEW STe;e;n. 423 

///. — Loren Steen Ramsey, the third and youngest son of 
David Steen and Hannah Francis Ramsey, was born in 
Noble County, Ohio, December i, 1877. 

2. Mary Ann Ramsey, the second child of Nathan Jones and 
Margaret Steen Ramsey, was born in Harrison County, 
Ohio, October i, 1851, and died May 20, 1853, in the second 
year of her age. 

VH. — Mary Steen, the seventh and yor.ngest child, the fifth 
daughter of Matthew and Margaret Campbell Steen, was born 
in Harrison County, Ohio, May 6, 1822. She was brought 
up by her parents in the United Presbyterian Church, of which 
she was for many years a member. After its disorganization 
in the community in v\^hich she lived, she united with the Pres- 
byterian Church. She was a woman of devout Christian char- 
acter and extensive usefulness, was never married, and lived 
to a. good old age. She died, about 1896, in the sure and 
certain hope of a blessed immortality. Her residence had been 
at Keiths, Noble Ccunty, Ohio. 



BOOK ELEVEN. 




DESCENDANTS OF JAMES STEEN. 

James Steen was born in the North of Ireland, early removed 
to America, and located in what is now Chester County, Penn- 
sylvania. He was for many years an elder of the Doe Run Pres- 
byterian Church. He was married to Nancy Jordan, and brought 
up a family of ten children. 



James Steen was born in the North of Ireland, early removed 
to America, and located in what is now Chester County, Pennsyl- 
vania, where he spent a long and useful life. He was a farmer, 
and at the time of his death an elder in the Doe Run Presbyterian 
Church. He was married to Nancy Jordan, and brought up a 
family of ten children, who were all trained in "the nurture and 
admonition of the Lord." 

I. — Margaret Steen was the eldest child of James and Nancy 
Jordan Steen. She was born in Newlin Township, Chester 
County, Pennsylvania. (No genealogical record has been 
received for this work.) 

II. — John Steen, the second child of James and Nancy Jordan 
Steen, was born in Newlin Township, Chester County, Penn- 
sylvania. (No genealogical record received.) 
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DESCENDANTS OF JAMES STEEN. 425 

III. — Stuart Steen, the third child of James and Nancy Jordan 
Steen, was born in NewHn Township, Chester County, Penn- 
sylvania. (No genealogical record received.) 

IV. — Isaiah Steen, the fourth child of James and Nancy Jordan 
Steen, was born in Newlin Township, Chester County, Penn- 
sylvania. He was married to Amelia . They prob- 
ably removed in early lite to Washington County, in Western 
Pennsylvania, where they spent their lives and brought up a 
family of several children. Two of their sons graduated from 
Washmgton College, and occupied useful stations in life. 
Among their children were probably the following: 

1. James T. Steen, a son of Isaiah and Amelia Steen, was born 
in Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania. He 
was graduated from Washington College in 181 1. He was 
a law student in Newark, Delaware, and Baltimore, Mary- 
land. He was a teacher by profession, and taught in York, 
Pennsylvania, Abington, six years, and Govanstown four- 
teen years. He was married, May 7, 1833, to Sarah E. 
McComas. He died of paralysis in Baltimore, Maryland, 
April 13, 1855. James T. and Sarah E. Steen were probably 
the parents of some of the Steens who lived in Baltimore 
and vicinity. 

2. George Washington Steen, a son of Isaiah and Amelia 
Steen, was probably born in Washington, Pennsylvania. He 
was married to Ann Eliza House Booth, and they lived and 
died in Baltimore, Maryland. To them were born four chil- 
dren. 

/. — George Washington Steen, the eldest son of George W. 
and Ann Eliza H. Steen, was born in Baltimore, Mary- 
land, in 1838. He was married by the Rev. Dr. Crau, pas- 
tor of the First Lutheran Church of Baltimore, to Mary F. 
Hickman; she having been born in Baltimore, Maryland, 
November 17, 1838. George W. Steen resided in Wash- 
ington, D. C, for several years, and was a clerk in the 
Surgeon General's ofifice. He died July 13, t88o, aged 42 
years, leaving a wife and family of five children. Resi- 
dence, 2006 Biddle Street, Baltimore, Maryland. 
I. George Washington Steen, the eldest son of George W. 
and Mary F. Steen, was born in W^ashington, D. C, 
Februarv 10. 1868 — a canmaker. He was married, in 
Baltimore, Maryland, June 15, 1892, to Rosa Roberts 



.26 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

Kcilliley. she Jiaving been l)orn November 27, 1865. 

Residence, Baltimore, Maryland. To them was born: 

a. Myrtle Esther Steen, a daughter of George W. and 

Rosa R. K. vSteen, was born March 23, 1893, and died 

August 28, 1893. 

2. Ann Eliza Steen, the second child and onlv daughter 
of George W. and Mary F. vSteen, was born October 13, 
1 87 1. Residence, Baltimore, Maryland. 

J. Hiram Grant Steen, the third child and second son of 
George W. and Mary F. Steen, was born January 15, 
1873 — a cann)aker. Residence, Baltimore, Maryland. 

4. Samuel House Steen, the fourth child and third son of 
George W. and Mary F. Steen, was born March 21, 

1875- 

5. Lawrence Hickman Steen, the fifth child and fourth 
son of George W. and Mary F. Steen, was born April 
22, 1877. Residence, Baltimore, Maryland. 

//. — James Steen, the second son of George W. and Ann 
Eliza Booth Steen, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, 
about 1840. He removed to the West. 

///. — Samuel Isaiah Steen, the third son of George W. and 
Ann Eliza Booth Steen, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, 
about 1842, and died . 

JJ\ — Susan Steen, the fourth child and only daughter of 
George W. and Ann Eliza Booth Steen, was born in Bal- 
timore, Maryland, about 1845, ^"cl died . 

3. Isaiah Steen, a son of Isaiah and Amelia Steen, was born 
in Washington, Pennsylvania, in 1812, and was graduated 
from Washington College in 1833 — a lawyer by profession. 
He studied law at Washington, Pennsylvania, and Wells- 
burgh, Virginia, from 1833 to 1835. He practiced law in 
Wheeling, West Virginia, from 1836 until 1839, and in Wells- 
burgh, Virginia, from 1839 ^^"til 1863. He was prosecuting 
attorney of Hancock County. Virginia, from 1844, until 1852. 
He died from typhoid fever in Cincinnati, Ohio, May 30, 
1863. He was married, October 29, 1839, to Theressa M. 
Klein, to whom were born several children. The widow 
resided near Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1883. 



DDSCUNDANTS OF JA.AIES STEEN. 427 

V. — ^Ann Steen, the fifth child and second daughter of James and 
Nancy Jordan Steen, was born in Newlin Township, Chester 
County, Pennsylvania. (No genealogical record received.) 

VI. — Hugh Jordan Steen, the sixth child and fourth son of James 
and Nancy Jordan Steen, was born in Newlin Township, Ches- 
ter County, Pennsylvania. He was married to Susan Burns. 
They spent their lives in the same locality, v;here they exerted 
an extensive influence for good. They were the parents of 
three children. 

1. James H. Steen was born in Newlin Tov/nship, Chester 
County, Pennsylvania, November 30, 1818. He was a suc- 
cessful farmer, and for many years a ruling elder in Doe Rim 
Presbyterian Church. He was married, December 2, 1841, 
to Elizabeth Strode. To them were born seven children, as 
follows : 

/. — Susannah Chrisman Steen. 
//. — William Strode Steen. 
III. — Mary Elizabeth Steen. 
IV. — David James Steen. 
V . — Thomas Truman Steen. 
VI. — Emma Belle Steen. 
VII. — Hugh Jordan Steen. 

2. Jordan Steen, the second son of Hugh Jordan and Susan 
Burns Steen, was born in Newlin Township, Chester Countv, 
Pennsylvania, about 1821. 

3. Hugh Steen, the third son of Hugh Jordan and Susan Burns 
Steen, was born in Newlin Township, Chester County, Penn- 
sylvania, about 1824. 

VH. — Sarah Steen, the seventh child and third daughter of James 
and Nancy Jordan Steen, was born in Chester County, Penn- 
sylvania. (No genealogical record received.) 

VHI. — James Steen, the eighth child and fifth son of James and 
Nancy Jordan Steen, was born in Newlin Township, Chester 
County, Pennsylvania. He was married, about 18 13, tO' Ruth 
Harlan, and brought up a family of children in Chester County, 
Pennsylvania. The record of one son only is given. 
I. John Steen, a son of James and Ruth Harlan Steen, and a 
grandson of James and Nancy Jordan Steen, was born near 



428 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STECN FAMILY. 

Doe Run, Chester County, Pennsylvania, January 5, 18 19. 

He was married to Ann Steen, a cousin, she having been 

born June 8, 1820. To them were born four children : 

/. — Albert Judson Steen, deceased. 

//. — Anna Steen. Residence, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. 

///. — Margaret Thompson Steen, Residence, Bryn Mawr,. 
Pennsylvania. 

JV. — William Ezekiel Steen, a son of John and Ann Steen,. 
a grandson of James and Ruth Harlan Steen, and a great- 
grandson of James and Nancy Jordan Steen, was born in 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 27, 1847. He is an 
influential citizen and a ruling elder in the Presbyterian 
Church at Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pennsyl- 
vania. He was married in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 
October 22, 1875, to Kate Irene Smith. To them were 
born three chikhen. Residence, Bryn Mawr, Pennsyl- 
vania. 

1. William Adam Steen, the eldest child of William Eze- 
kiel and Kate Irene Steen, was born November 16, 1876,. 
and died February 28, 1878. 

2. Katherine Elizabeth Steen, the second child and eldest 
daughter of W^illiam Ezekiel and Kate Irene Steen, was 
born June 3, 1880. 

J. Dorothy Anne Steen, the third child and second daugh- 
ter of William Ezekiel and Kate Irene Steen, was born 
October 22, 1890. 

JX. — Katherine Steen, the ninth child and fourth daughter of 
James and Nancy Jordan Steen, was born in Newlin Township, 
Chester County, Pennsylvania. (No genealogical record of 
her family has been received.) 

X. — Samuel Steen, the tenth child and sixth son of James and 
Nancy Jordan Steen (who early emigrated from Ireland and 
settled in Chester County, Pennsylvania), was born in Newlin 
Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. (No family record 
received.) 



BOOK TWELVE, 




DESCENDANTS OF JAMES STEEN. 

James Steen was born in the Province of Ulster, Ireland. 
He was married to Ann Scales, and brought up a family of at 
least four children. Many of his descendants are in America. 



CHAPTER I. 



John Steen, a son of James and Ann Scales Steen, was born 
in Ireland. He was married to Margaret George, and brought 
up a family of children. Among them was — 

I. — David Steen, a son of John and Margaret George Steen, was 
born in Ireland. He was married to Eleanor Peoples, and 
came to America. They lived in New Jersey, and brought up 
a family of children, as follows : 

I. James Steen, a son of David and Eleanor Peoples Steen, 
was married to Elizabeth Christie, and brought up a family 
of five children, as follows: 

/. — David Steen, a son of James and Elizabeth Christie 
Steen, was married to Kate Hines. To them were born 
six children, as follows: 
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430 



BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEDN FAMILY. 

1. ]\Iarv Steen. 

2. David Stccn. 
J. John D. Steen. 

4. Kate Steen. 

5. Harry Steen. 

6. William Steen. 

//. — James Steen, the second son of James and Elizabeth 
Christie Steen, was married to Ann Purcell. 

///. — John Steen, the third son of James and Elizabeth 
Christie Steen, was married to Rosanna McCrosson. To 
them were born three children, as follows: 
/. James Steen, a son of John and Rosanna McCrosson 
Steen, was born March 27, 1852. He was graduated 
from Princeton College, New Jersey, in 1871, and 
received the degree of A.M. in 1873. He was admitted 
to the bar by the Supreme Court of New Jersey in 1874. 
In 1883 he was elected a ruling elder of the Shrewsbury 
Presbyterian Church, which offtce he still holds. He 
was chosen Commissioner to the General Assembly of 
the Presbyterian Church from the Presbytery of Mon- 
mouth, in 1885, and again in 1895. He was a member 
of the Synodical Historical Committee, and delivered the 
address in the old Tennant Church, in 1895, on Scotch- 
Pi-ish and H^uguenot settlers of Monmouth County, New 
Jersey. He was Mayor of Eatontown, and President 
of its Board of Education. He was a member of the 
New Jersey Law and 'Order League, and as an attorney 
was instrumental in punishing and driving out of busi- 
ness many indecent bookmakers and gamblers in the 
vicinity. He was married, December i, 1875, to 
Miriam Seabrook Holmes. Residence, Eatontown, 
New Jersey. 

2. John A. Steen, the second son of John and Rosanna 

McCrosson Steen. 
J. William Steen, the third son of John and Rosanna 

McCrosson Steen, deceased. 
IV. — Robert Steen. the fourth son of James and Elizabeth 
Christie Steen, was married to Ellen Sherlock. To them 
were born six children, as follows: 



DESCENDANTS OF JAMES STEEN. 43 1 

1. Alexander AI. Steen, the eldest child and only son of 
Robert and Ellen Sherlock Steen, was born near Cole- 
raine, Ireland, April 17, 1862, and removed with his 
parents to America about 1868. He spent his early life 
in Trenton, New Jersey. He was graduated from the 
Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania, 
at -Philadelphia, March 15. 1882, and practiced medicine 
for seven years in Trenton, New Jersey. He was mar- 
ried, and in December, 1889, removed to Florida, where 
he is still engaged in the practice of medicine. Resi- 
dence, Palatka, Florida. 

2. Mary Jarvis Steen. 
J. Ellen D. Steen. 

^. Martha Steen. 

5. Elizabeth Steen. 

6. Margaret AI. Steen. 

V. — Margaret Steen, the fifth child, a daughter of James and 
Elizabeth Christie Steen, was married to William Purcell. 
To them were born two children, as follows: 

1. William Purcell. 

2. James Purcell. 

2. John Steen, the second son of David and Eleanor Peoples 
Steen, was married to Rosanna George. To them was born: 
/. — William James Steen, who becam.e a minister of the 
gospel. 

;^. Ellen Steen, the third child and eldest daughter of David 
and Eleanor Peoples Steen, was married and lives with her 
family in Trenton, New Jersey. 

4. Martha Steen, the fourth child and second daughter of 
David and Eleanor Peoples Steen, lived in New Jersey. 

5. Mary Ann Steen, the fifth child and third daughter of David 
and Eleanor Peoples Steen, was married to Andrew Stewart. 
To' ihem were born two children, as follows: 

/. — David Stewart. 
//. — William Stewart. 

6. William Steen, the fifth and youngest child, the third son of 
David and Eleanor Peoples Steen, lived in Pennsylvania. 



432 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

CHAPTER II. 



James Steen, the second son of James and Ann Scales Steen, 
was born in Ballybay, County Monaghan, in the Province of 
Ulster, Ireland. He was married there to Jane Small, a Scotch 
Covenanter, who was related to the Pedeiis and Smalls of Edin- 
burgh, Scotland. They removed to America, about 1793, with 
their daughter Mary, and a nephew, George A. Steen, and lived 
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, many years. They removed to 
Washington, D. C, where they resided several years, and finally 
settled in Morgantown, Virginia, where they spent the remainder 
of their lives. James Steen was by trade a carpenter. To them 
were born six children. 

I. — Mary Steen, the eldest child, a daughter of James and Jane 
Small vSteen, was born in Ireland. She was married in Phila- 
delphia, Pennsylvania, to Robert Brown, who died, leaving 
three sons, as follows: 

1. James Brown. 

2. David Brov/n. 

3. John Brown. 

After her husband's death, ]\/Iary Steen Brown removed with 
her parents to Morgantown, Virginia. She was afterwards 
married to William Berkshire — a farmer — of Monongalia 
County, Virginia, by whom she had one daughter, as follows: 

4. Jane Berkshire was born in Virginia, and died, unmarried, 
in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1S90. 

II. — Eliza A. Steen, the second daughter of James and Jane 
Small Steen, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 17, 
1799, and died at her home, in Clarksburg, Virginia, May 10, 
1866, in the 67th year of her age. When twelve years of age 
she united with the Presbyterian Cliurch in Philadelphia, under 
the ministry of the Rev. Dr. Potts. In Washington, D. C, 
she was a member of the church of which the Rev. John F. 
Clarke was pastor. She removed to Clarksburgh, Virginia, in 
1824, and for some time taught school, having for one of her 
pupils the mother of Stonewall Jackson, the celebrated Confed- 
erate General. She was one of the original members of the 



DKSCIvNDANTS OF JAMI^S STFEN. 433 

Clarksbiirgi'i Presbyterian Church, having l)rought her letter 
from Morgantown, Virginia, for the purpose of uniting in the 

organization. Eliza A. vSteen was married, , to John 

Davis, who came to Ciarksburgh from Woodstock, Shenan- 
doah County, Virginia, he having been born there in 1796, 
and died in Ciarksburgh, Virginia, November 9, 1863, in the 
67th year of his age. He was an elder in the Presbyterian 
Church for more than fifty years. To them were born seven 
children. 

1. Sarah E. Davis, the eldest child of John and Eliza A. Steen 
Davis, was born in Ciarksburgh, A'irginia, and died when 
two years old. 

2. Mary C. Davis, the second daughter of John and Eliza A. 
Steen Davis, was born in Ciarksburgh, Virginia, and died 
when two years old. 

3. Jane S. Davis, the third daughter of John and Eliza A. Steen 
Davis, was born in Ciarksburgh, Virginia. She was mar- 
ried to A. P). Thorn, and died two weeks afterwards of scarlet 
fever, aged 21 years. 

4. William O. Davis, the fourth child and eldest son of John 
and Eliza A. Steen E'avis, was born in Ciarksburgh, Vir- 
ginia, and died when six years old. 

5. John J. Davis, the fifth cJiild and second son of John and 
Eliza A. Steen Davis, was born in Ciarksburgh, Virginia, 
where he still resides. He is a prominent attorney-at-law. 
and an elder in the Presbyterian Church. Jolm J. Davis 
was married. August 21, 1862, to Anna Kennedv, a daughter 
of W. W, Kenned}', of Baltimore, Maryland. To them were 
born six children. 

/. — Miriam Davis, ihe eldest child, a daughter of John J. and 
Anna Kennedy Davis, was born in Ciarksburgh, \'irginia. 
and died in infancy. 

//.■ — Catherine Estella Davis, the second daughter of John T- 
and Anna Kennedy Davis, was born in Ciarksburgh, Vir- 
ginia, and died v^'hen six years old. 

///. — Liliie Davis, the third daughter of Jolin J. and Anna 
Kennedy Davis, was born in Ciarksburgh, Virginia. She 
was married to Plon. John A. Preston, the son of a Scotch- 
Irish Presbyterian .minister, and is himself an elder in the 
Presbyterian Cliurch. Residence, Le\vislnu-gh, Mrginia. 
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434 



BIOGRAPHY OF THE STKEN FAMILY. 



//'. — Emma Davis, the fourth daughter of John J. and Anna 
Kennedy Davis, was born m Clarksburgh, Virginia. 

J\ — Anna H. Davis, the fifth daughter of Jolm J. and Anna 
Kennedy J3avis, was born in Clarksburgh, Virginia. 

/7. — lohn VV. Davis, the sixth child and only son of John 
J. and Anna Kennedy Davis, was born in Clarksburgh, 
Virginia. He is an attorney-at-law, associated with his 
father in practice. 

6. R. C. Davis, the sixth child and third son of John and Eliza 
A. Steen Davis, was born in Clarksburgh, Virginia. He is 
an nttorney-at-law. Residence, Louisville, Kentucky. 

7. Anna Davis, the seventh and youngest child of John and 
Eliza A. Steen Davis, was born in Clarksburgh, Virginia. 
She was married to the Rev. Robert H. Blackford, a Pres- 
bvtcrian minister. Residence, Hastings, New York. 

HI — Sarah Steen, the third daughter of James and Jane Small 
Steen, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, about 1802. 
She was married to John Hanway. To them was born one 
son. 
I. Col. W. A. Hanway. Residence, Baltimore, Maryland. 

IV. — Jane Steen. the fourth daughter of James and Jane Small 
Steen, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, about 1805, and 
died unmarried. 

V. — Margaret Steen, the fifth daughter of James and Jane Small 
Steen, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, about 1807, and 
died unmarried. 

Vr. — John A. Steen, the sixth child and only son of James and 
Jane Small Steen, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 
about 1810. He was married in West Mrginia, and removed 
to Ralls County. Missouri, where they afterwards lived and 
(lied. He was the father of two children. 

1. Robert Steen, a son of John A. Steen and wife, was born 
in Ralls County, Missouri. Pic was married in Ralls County, 
Missouri, where he brought up a family. 

2. Matilda Steen. a daughter of John A. Steen and wife, was 
born in Ralls County, Missouri, where she was also married 
and brought up a f'lmily. 



DESCENDANTS OE JAMES STEEN. 435 

CHAPTER III. 



Rose Steen, the third child and eldest daughter of James 
and Ann Scales Steen, was born in Ballybay, County Monaghan, 
Ireland. She removed to America about 1793. She was mar- 
ried near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to a Mr. Ritchie, and con- 
tinued to live and died there. Thev had no children. 



CHAPTER IV. 



Edward Steen, the third son, the fourth child of James and 
Arm Scales Steen, was born in Ballybay, County Monaghan, Ire- 
land, where he lived and died. He was married in Ireland, and 
brought up a family. One of his sons came to America. 

I. — George A. Steen, a son of Edward Steen and his wife, was 
born in Ballybay, County Monaghan, Ireland. He removed to 
America with his uncle, James Steen, about 1793. He became 
a Colonel in the United States Army, and died about 1865. 



BOOK THIRTEEN 




DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT M. STEEN. 

Robert M. Steen was born in Londo-nderry, Ireland, Novem- 
ber i6, 1810, and died at his home, near Sturges, Missouri, Jan- 
uary 12, 1894, in the 84th year of his age. He was brought to 
America by his father when a small child. He went to sea when 
only about eight years of age, and spent his early life there. He 
was married in Indiana, :n 1836, to Jane Culbertson, and removed 
to Missouri, where he brought up a family of nine children. 



Robert INIae Steen was the son of a John Steen who was 
born and brought up in the North of Ireland, and removed with 
his family to America when his children were very young, and 
located in Kittanning, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, where 
he continued to reside. John Steen had one son at least, in addi- 
tion to Robert M. Steen, whose name was alsO' John Steen. He, 
too, resided in Kittanning, Pennsylvania, where it is supposed 
he brought up his family. 

Robert Mae Steen was born in Londonderry, Ireland, 
November 16. 1810, and died at his home, near Sturges, Mis- 
souri. January 12, 1894, in the 84th year of his age. When just 
a small boy, about the year 1818, he ran away from home, and 
went to sea, where he sp^nt his early life. He never returned to 
his father's family in Pennsylvania, and had but little knowledge 
(436) 



DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT M. STEEN. 437 

of them. Robert M. Stecn was married in Gibson County. Indi- 
ana, in 1836, to Jane Culbertson, a daughter of Andrew Culbert- 
son, she having been born in Gibson County, Indiana, January 
17, 1821. The Culbertsons were originally Scotch Covenanters, 
who took refuge in the North of Ireland from the persecutions 
of Claverhouse and others. From Ireland they emigrated to 
America and settled in Pennsylvania. They are now widely 
scattered, and live in many States. This family is Scotch-Irish 
on both sides, and well connected. In 1839 Robert M. Steen 
and his wife removed to the West and located upon a farm, in 
Rich Hill Township, Livingston County, Missouri, where they 
continued to reside, and Vvhere they brought up a family of nine 
children. Mrs. Jane Culbertson Steen was still living on this 
farm in 1900. The post-office address is Sturges, Missouri. 

I. — John Andrew Steen, the eldest child, a son of Robert M. and 
Jane Culbertson Steen, was born in Rich Hill Township, Liv- 
ingston County, Missouri, June 18, 1840. He was named after 
both of his grandparents — John Steen and Andrew Culbert- 
son. In i860, when he was twenty years of age, he removed 
to Texas, and the next year enlisted in the Confederate Army. 
He served under General Bragg during the Civil War, 1861 to 
1865. He was badly wounded in battle at Richmond, Ken- 
tucky, and left on the field as dead, but afterwards he was 
picked up and carried to the hospital, where he was carefully 
treated by Dr. D. M. Barkley, and finally recovered. He was 
for many years a prominent attorney-at-law, and County Judge 
of Concho County, Texas, until his death, October 5, 1899. 
He was widely known and an influential citizen. Judge John 
A. Steen was married in Denton County, Texas, January 18, 
]87i, to Rebecca Frances Manning, she having been born in 
Springfield, Missouri, March 4, 1847. They were the parents 
of six children. Family residence. Paint Rock, Concho 
County, Texas. 

1. Lewis Manning Steen. the eldest child, a son of Judge John 
A. and Rebecca F. Steen, was born in Denton County, 
Texas, March 2, 1873. 

2. Mary Jane Steen, called "Mamie," the second child and 
only daughter of Judge John A. and Rebecca F. Steen, was 
born in Denton County, Texas, April 19, 1874. She was 
married to a Mr. Thornton about i8o« Residence, Paint 
Rock. Texas. 



438 BIOGRAPHY OF THF, SIXE-V FAMILY. 

3. Robert Lee Steen. the third child and second son of Judge 
John A. and Rebecca F. Steen, was born in Denton County, 
Texas, March 8. 1879. 

4. Benjamin Frankhn Steen, the fourth child and third son of 
Judge John A. and Rebecca F. Steen, was born in Tarrant 
County, Texas, January 8, i88t. 

5. Peter Smith Steen, the fifth child and fourth son of Judge 
John A. and Rebecca F. Steen, was born in Tarrant County, 
Texas, December 15, 1883. 

6. Guy Eldon Steen, the sixth and youngest child, the fifth son 
of Judge John A. and Rebecca F. Steen, was born in Paint 
Rock, Concho County. Texas, May 31, 1887. 

II. — Marv Ann Steen, the second child and eldest daughter of 
Robert M. and Jane Culbertson Steen, was born at the old 
homestead, near Sturges, Livingston County, Missouri, July 
2, 1842, where she still resides with her mother and brother. 

III. — James Knox Polk Steen, the third child and second son 
of Robert M. and Jane Culbertson Steen, was born near Stur- 
ges, Livingston County, Missouri, August i. 1846. He is a 
successful farmer, and well-known Baptist clergyman. He is 
unmarried, and resides at the old homestead with his mother 
and sister. Residence, near Sturges, Missouri. 

IV. — Robert Taylor Steen, the fourth child and third son of 
Robert M. and Jane Culbertson Steen, was born near §turges. 
Livingston County, Missouri, May 13, 1849. He is a farmer 
In- occupation, and has resided in Missouri, California. Indian 
Territory, and Texas. He was married in Cottonwood. Cal- 
lahan County. Texas. August 5, 1877, to Rebecca Nancy Hay- 
worth, she having been born in Birdville, Tarrant County, 
Texas. December 15, 1855. ^^ them have been born eight 
children. The family residence is near London, Kimble 
County. Te.xas. 

1. Sarah Frances Steen, the eldest child, a daughter of Robert 
T. and Rebecca N. Steen. was born in Stephens County, 
Texas, November 25, 1878. 

2. Alice Jane Steen, the second daughter of Robert T. and 
Rebecca N. Steen, was born in Stephens County. Texas, 
April 4, 1880. 

3. Solomon Lee Steen, the third child and eldest son of Robert 




Rkv. James K. P. Stekn. 



DESCENDANTS OE ROBERT M. STEEN. 44 1 

T. and Rebecca N. Steen, was born in Stephens County, 
Texas, May 27, 1881. 

4. John Henry Steen, the fourth child and second son of Robert 
T. and Rebecca N. Steen, was born in Menard County, 
Texas. February 4, 1883. 

5. Keziah Mary Steen, the fifth child and third daughter of 
Robert T. and Rebecca N. Steen, was born in Menard 
County, Texas, September 23, 1884. 

6. Martin Robert Steen, the sixth child and third son of Robert 
T. and Rebecca N. Steen, was born in Menard County, 
Texas, August 7, 1886. 

7. Laura Nancy Steen, the seventh child and fourth daughter 
of Robert T. and Rebecca N. Steen, was born in Menard 
County, Texas, July 11, 1890. 

8. Paul Napoleon Steen, the eighth child and fourth son of 
Robert Taylor and Rebecca Nancy Steen, was born in Men- 
ard County, Texas, August 17, 1894. 

V. — Letitia Frances Steen, the fifth child and second daughter of 
Robert M. and Jane Culhertson Steen, was born near Sturges, 
Livingston County, Missotiri, November 9. 1852. She was 
married in September, 1877, to Jacob AL Crowe, he having 
been born in Illinois, January 16, 1857. To them were born 
seven children. Residence, Chula. Livingston County, Mis- 
souri. 

1. Benjamin Dillon Crowe, the eldest child, a son of Jacob 
M. and Letitia Frances Steen Crowe, was born September 
20, 1878. 

2. James K. Crowe, the second son of Jacob M. and Letitia 
Frances Steen Crowe, was born September 2, 1879. 

3. Mary Jane Crowe, the third child and eldest daughter of 
Jacob M. and Letitia Frances Steen Crowe, was born 
December 5, 1881. 

4. Sarah Cleavis Crowe, the fourth child and second daughter 
of Jacob M. and Letitia Frances Steen Crowe, was born 
October 23, 1884. 

5. George Clarence Crowe, the fifth child and third son of 
Jacob M. and Letitia Frances Steen Crowe, was l)orn July i, 
1887. 

6. Spurgeon Crowe, the sixth cliild and fourth son of Jacob 
M. and Letitia Frances Steen Crowe, was born June 26, 1890. 



^^2 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

7. Xancv Crowe, the seventh child and third daughter of 
Jacob M. and Letilia Frances Steen Crowe, was born July 
5. 1893. 
\'l. — Sarah Jane Steen, the sixth child and third daughter of 

Robert AI. and Jane Culbertson Steen, was born near Sturges, 

Missouri, February 2/, 1855, and died August 14, 1871, in the 

17th year of her age. 

\'II. — William Alexander Steen, the seventh child and fourth 
son of Robert M. and Jane Culbertson Steen, was born near 
Sturges, Missouri. April 20, 1857. and died September 7. 1876, 
in the 20th year of his age. 

\'TII. — George Washington Steen. the eighth child and fifth son 
of Robert M. and Jane Culbertson Steen, was born near Stur- 
ges, Missouri, May 22, 1859. He is a farmer by occupation. 
He was married in Livingston County, Missouri, March 14, 
1886, to Elizabeth Uhlmacher, she having been born in Hart- 
ford. Wisconsin. July 7. 1861. To them were born three chil- 
dren. Family residence, near Sturges, Missouri. 

1. Fay Steen, the eldest child, a son of George W. and Eliza- 
beth U. Steen, was born April 9. 1887. 

2. Robert Nicholas Steen, the second son of George W. and 
Elizabeth U. Steen, was born March 21. 1889. 

3. Neva Steen, the third child and only daughter of George 
Washington and Elizabeth Uhlmacher Steen, was born May 
29, 1892. 

IX. — Francis Marion Steen, the ninth and youngest child, the 
sixth son of Robert M. and Jane Culbertson Steen. was born 
near vSturges, Livingston County. Missouri, August 22, 1862. 
He is by occupation a farmer. He was married in Chillicothe, 
Livingston County, Missouri, November 21, 1888, to Mary 
Elizabeth Anderson, she having been born in Livingston 
County. Missouri, September 6, 1868. To them have been 
born four children. Family residence, near Chillicothe, Mis- 
souri. 

1. Allen M. Steen, the eldest child, a son of Francis M. and 
Mary E. Steen, was born near Chillicothe. Missouri, Novem- 
ber 2, 1889. 

2. Alta May Steen. the second child and only daughter of 
Francis M. and Mary E. Steen, was born near Chillicothe, 
Missouri, February 27, 1891. 



DESCENDANTS OF ROUERT M. STlvEN. 443 

3. James Earl Stten, the third child and second son of Francis 
M. and Mary E. Steen, was born near Chillicothe, Missouri, 
July 7, 1893. 

4. Eucian EeRoy Steen. the fourth child and third son of 
Francis Marion and M^Jry Elizabeth Steen, was born near 
Chillicothe, Missouri, April i, 1895. 



BOOK FOURTEEN. 




DESCENDANTS OF JAMES STEEN. 

James Steen was born in Antrim, County Antrim, Ireland, 
in 1714, where he spent a long and useful life. He was mar- 
ried to a Miss Hoilinger, and brought up a large family. He 
was thrown from his buggy by a runaway horse in 1796, from 
the effects of which he died, in the 82d year of his age. 



James Steen was born in Antrim, County Antrim, Ireland, in 
the Province of Ulster, in 1714, and there spent a long and useful 
life. He had a brother who lived in the same locality whose 
name was Alexander Steen, an inffu.ential citizen. See Book 
Fifteen. 

James Steen was married to a Miss Hoilinger. and brought 
up a family of several children. He was thrown from a buggy by 
a runaway horse, from the effects of which he died, in 1796, in the 
82d year of his age. This branch of the Steen family came into 
Ireland with Oliver Cromwell, the Scotts. and Livingstons, non- 
Conformist Scotch ministers, who left »Scotland in the days of 
persecution and settled first in Killinsky, in County Down, and 
afterwards located at Antrim, in the county of the same name. 
They were staunch Presbyterians, and descended from a Scotch 
Presbyterian minister, and continued to have representatives of 

the familv in the ministrv. To James Steen and his wafe were 
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DKSCDNDANTS OF TAMKS STEKN. 445 

born several cliildren, one of whom was named Silas Steen, whose 
record is given below. 



CHAPTER I. 



Silas Steen, a son of James and Hollinger Steen. was 

born in Antrim, in the County of Antrim, and Province of Ulster, 
Ireland, in 1757, where he continued to reside until his death, in 
1827, aged about 70 years. He was married to Agnes Scott, 
about 1778, and brought up a family of five children. 

I. — Jane Steen, the eldest child, a daughter of Silas and Agnes 
Scott Steen, was born in Antrim, County Antrim, Ireland, in 
1779. She was married to James McNealy, and brought up a 
family of ten children, as follows: 

1. James McNealy. 

2. John McNealy. 

3. Silas McNealy. 

4. George McNealy. 

5. Joseph McNealy. 

6. McNealy. 

7. Nancy McNealy. 

8. Jane McNealy. 

9. Margaret McNealy. 

10. Anne McNealy, who married a Mr. Bashford, by whom 
she had at least two children, as follows: 

/. — Charles Bashford, v/Iio lived in Scotland and died there. 
II. — John Bashford, who married Rebecca Hughes. To 
them were born five children, as follows: 

1. Margaret Bashford, who married a Mr. Cooper, who 
died. She is now a widow, residing in New York State. 

2. Fannie Bashford, who married a Mr. Stokes, who died. 
She IS now a widow, residing in Belfast, Ireland. 

J. Jane Bashford, \\ho married a Mr. Morton. To them 



446 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STKlvN FAMILY. 

were born at least three children, as follows, all of whom 
are now dead: 

a. James Morton. 

b. William Morton. 

c. Joseph Morton. 

4. Rebecca Bashford, who is now ?. teacher in New York 
State. 

5. Agnes Bashford, who now lives in Belfast. Ireland. 

II. — James Steen, the second child and eldest son of Silas and 
Agnes Scott Steen, was born in Antrim, Ireland, in 1781. He 
removed to America, about 18 10, to join an uncle by the name 
of Scott, who was tlien an ^Adjutant General in the British 
Army, at Montreal, Canada. On the vessel in w'hich he 
crossed the ocean was a family by the name of Campbell, with 
whom he became intimately acquainted, and afterwards mar- 
tied a daughter of this family. Her name was Sarah Camp- 
bell, called "Sallie." After the death of his uncle he removed 
to Yicksburgh, Mississippi, and thence to Natchez, Mississippi, 
or vice versa. We have no record of his children. 

III. — Elizabeth Steen, the third child and second daughter of 
vSilas and Agnes Scott Steen, was born in Antrim, Ireland, in 
T784. She was married to Job Foster, and died in 1840, aged 
about 56 years. To Job and Elizabeth Steen Foster were born 
six children, a'i follows: 

1. Anne Foster, who married a Mr. Magee. 

2. Robert Foster. 

3. Sophia Fostc. 

4. Jane Eliza Foster. 

5. Margaret Foster. 

6. Joseph Foster. 

After the death of their mother, the younger children 
removed to England with their father. 

IV.— Margaret Steen, the fourth child and third daughter of Silas 
and Agnes Scott Steen, was. born in Antrim, County Antrim, 
Ireland, February 23, 1788. She was married by the Rev. 
Mr. Montgomery, of Antrim, Ireland, in June, 1816, to John 
Steen, a son of William and Mary Gill Steen, and a grandson 
of Alexander and Jane Stewart Steen. Hence Margaret Steen 
and her husband were both descended bv difitcrent lines from 



DESCENDANTS OF JAMES STEEN. 447 

the same great-grandfather Stecn, and were second cousins. 
They continued to reside in Antrim, Ireland, as long as they 
lived. Margaret Steen died December 9, 1863, aged 75 years, 
9 months and 18 days. John Steen was born in Antrim, Ire- 
land, in February, 1787, and lived to a good old age. He was 
a noted singer in his day, having been trained in voice culture 
in England in his early years. He was precentor in a large 
church in Antrim for more than forty years. He had many 
tempting offers to go to other places, and sing in other churches 
of different denominations, but nothing could tempt him away. 
A writer, in speaking of him, says; "I only voice the senti- 
ment of others when I say that I never heard such volume and. 
sweetness of voice combined." To John and Margaret Steen 
were born nine children, and all brought up in the fear of the 
Lord. 

1. Margaret Steen, the eldest child, a daughter of John and 
Margaret Steen, was born in Antrim, Ireland, June 9, 18 18, 
and died in Belfast, Ireland, February 5, 1853. She was 
never married. 

2. Anne Steen, the second daughter of John and Margaret 
Steen, was born in Antrim, County Antrim, and Province of 
Ulster, Ireland, January 20, 1820. She removed to America 
in 1857, resided for a time in San Francisco, and finally 
made her home with her sister, at 767 Alice Street, Oakland, 
California. She died May 25, 1893, aged 73 years, 4 months 
and 5 days. She was an amiable, devout, and useful Chris- 
tian woman. 

3. Dorothea Steen, the third daughter of John and Margaret 
Steen. was born in Antrim, Ireland, December 21. 1821, and 
died in Belfast, Ireland, October 19, 1852, aged 30 years, 10 
months and 2 days. 

4. Eliza Steen. the fourth daughter of John and Margaret 
Steen, was born in Antrim, County Antrim, in the Province 
of Ulster, Ireland, June 22. 1824, and died in Oakland, Cali- 
fornia, on Sabljath, December 10. 1899. '-" the full hope of a 
glorious resurrection. The funeral took place the following 
Wednesday, and h.er body was tenderly laid away to rest 
in the cemetery. She was married by the Rev. Mr. Early, 
in Antrim, Ireland, August 24, 1843, to John Johrjson, and 
the same year removed to America. They were devout 
Christians and useful citizens. Family residence, 767 Alice 



448 r.IOGKAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

Street. ( )aklari(l. California. They are the parents of the 
following four children: 

1 . — John Steen Jchnscn, the eldest child, a son of John and 
Eliza Steen Johnson, was born in San .Francisco, Cali- 
fornia, April 17, 1S52. He was married, April 15, 1879, ^o 
Annie Nefif V^anderslice. To them were born five chil- 
dren, as follows: 
/. ]\lilton Francis Johnson, the eldest child and only son 

of John Steen and Annie Neff Johnson, was born Jime 

27," 188 1. 
_'. Alice Jane Johnson, the second child and eldest daugh- 
ter of John S. and Annie N. Johnson^ was born October 

15, 1883. 
?. Elva May Johnson, the third child and second daughter 

of John S. and Annie N. Johnson, was born Mav 28, 

1885. 
7. Gertrude Sherman Johnson, the fourth child and third 

daughter of John S. and Annie X. Johnson, was born 

July 31. 1887, and died March 8. 1889. in the second 

year of her age. 
5. Alma \"anderslice Johnson, the fifth child and fourtli 

daughter of John S. and Annie X. Johnson, was born 

January 17, J 880. 

//. — Thomas Alexanfler Johnson, tlie second son of John 
and Eliza Steen Johnson, was born in San Francisco, 
California, May 17, 1S59, and died Noveml^er 7. 1859. 

in. — Annie Margaret Johnson, the tliird child and eldest 
daughter of John and Eliza vSteen Johnson, was born in 
San Francisco, Califorma, July 23, 1862. 

Il\ — Alice Mary Johnson, the fourth child and second 
daughter of John and Eliza Steen Johnson, was born in 
Oakland. California, September 19. 1864. She was mar- 
ried, June 5. 1890. to George B. M. Gray. To them were 
born three children, as follows: 

1. Harold Granville Gray was born May 5, 1894. 

2. Everett Johnson Gray was born Decemljer 29, 1895. 

S- Gerald Harr\' Gray was born in Oakland, California, 
May 26, 1800. 



DESCENDANTS OF JAMES STEEN. ■ 449 

5. Fannie Steen, the fifth daughter of John and Margaret 
Steen, was born in Antrim, Ireland, in September, 1825, and 
died the same month. 

6. Fannie Steen (or Frances), the second child of the same 
name (the former having died when but a few days old), and 
the sixth daughter of John and Margaret Steen, was born in 
Antrim, Ireland, August 23, 1826. She removed to America 
and was married in San Francisco, California, September 10, 
1856, to Reuel Robinson, from Mt. Vernon, Maine. To 
them were born three children. Residence, South Seattle, 
Washington. 

/. — Clara Eleanor Robinson, the eldest child, a daughter of 
Reuel and Frances (Fannie) Steen Robinson, was born 
June 29, 1859. She was married. May 22, 1884, to F. A. 
Detering. Residence, South Seattle, Washington. To 
them were born the following children: 

1. Clara Eleanor Detering was born in Seattle, Washing- 
ton, May 8, 1886. 

2. Reuel Frederick Detering was born in Seattle, Wash- 
ington, April 10, 1892, and died June 16, 1892. 

//. — ^Walter Steen Robinson, the second child and only son 
of Reuel and Frances Steen Robinson, was born June 20, 
1861, and died June 10, 1862. 

///. — Frances Matilda Robmson, the third child and second 
daughter of Reuel and Frances Steen Robinson, was born 
April 9, 1866. Residence, South Seattle, Washington. 

7. Matilda Steen^ the seventh daughter of John and Margaret 
Steen, was born in Antrim, Ireland, June 13, 1830. She 
removed to America and was married in San Francisco, Cali- 
fornia, by the Rev. WilHam A. Scott, D.D., October 16, 1857, 
to Thomas Henderson. She died in Oakland, California, 
April 10, 1875. aged 44 years, 9 months and 28 days. The 
family residence is at 767 Alice Street, Oakland, California. 
To Thomas and Matilda Steen Henderson were born four 
children, as follows: 

/. — John Henry Henderson, the eldest son of Thomas and 
Matilda Steen Henderson, was born September 21, 1858. 
Residence, Oakland, California. 

//. — William Steen Henderson, the second son of Thomas 
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450 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

and Matilda Steen Henderson, was born February u, 
i860, and died in February, 1866, aged 6 years. 
///. — George Logan Henderson, the third son of Thomas 
and Matilda Steen Henderson, was born March 6, 1863. 
He was married, July 18, 1889, to Bessie Bostwick Graves. 
Residence, Oakland, California. To them were born five 
children, as follows: 

J. Hennan Bryant Henderson, the eldest child of George 

L. and Bessie B. Henderson, was born August 31, 1890. 

2. George Logan Henderson, the second child of George 

L. and Bessie B. Henderson, was born October 14, 1891. 

5. Donald Williams Henderson, the third child of George 

L. and Bessie B. Henderson, was born March 17, 1894. 

4. Muriel Henderson, the fourth child of George L. and 

Bessie B. Henderson, was born October 31, 1895. 

. 5. Dorothy Steen Henderson, the fifth child of George L. 

and Bessie B. Henderson, was born April 12, 1899. 

IV. — Fannie Matilda Henderson, the fourth child and only 

daughter of Thomas and Matilda Steen Henderson, was 

born March 24, t866. She was married, March 29, 1900, 

to William Edgar Beck. Residence, Oakland, California. 

8. William John Steen, the eighth child and only son of John 

and Margaret Steen, was born in Antrim, Ireland, February 

1, 1832. He removed to America in 1848, and spent the 

remainder of his life in California. He died, unmarried, at 

Calistoga Springs, California, June 13, i860, aged 2y years, 

8 months and 12 days. 

' '9, Eleanor Steen, the ninth child and eighth daughter of John 

and Margaret Steen, was born in. Antrim, Ireland, July 19, 

1835, and died in Belfast, Ireland, December 11, i-897j aged 

62 years, 4 months and 22 days. She was married, June 12, 

1865, to John Williamson, who died some years ago. They 

' '-' reisided in Belfast, Ireland, and never had any children. 

V. — Ainn Steen, the fifth child and fourth daughter of Silas and 

Agnes Scott Steen, was born in Antrim, Ireland; about 1790. 

' 'She was married, about 1814, to William Johnston, and they 

"Irvedin Belfast, Ireland. To them were bofn seven children. 

I. Jane Johnston, the eldest child, a daughter of William and 

Ann Steen Johnston, was born in Belfast; If eland, about 

1815. She was married to a Mr. vStewart. 



- DESCENDANTS OF JAMES STEEN. 45.I 

, Ann Johnston, the second daughter of WilHam and Ann 
Steen Johnston, was born in Belfast, Ireland, April 21, 1817, 
and died November 8, 1889, in the 73d year of her age. She 
was married, October 1, 1841, to Robert Gilmore, he having 
been born June 8, 1819, and died in July, 1896, aged '^'j years. 
They were the parents of nine children. 

/. — Susan Gilmore, the eldest child, a daughter of Robert 
and Ann Johnston Gilmore, was born September 19, 1842. 
She was married, April 2, 1862, to John Frew. Residence, 
Downpatrick, Ireland. 
//. — May Gilmore, the second daughter of Robert and Ann 
Johnston Gilmore, was born February 27, 1844. She was 
married. May 29, 1894, to John lies, he having been born 
July 8, 1844, and died in 1900, in the 56th year of his age. 
Family residence, Blackpool, England. 
///. — Margaret Ann Gilmore, the third daughter of Robert 
and Ann Johnston Gilmore, was born December 9, 1845. 
She was married, December 29, 1868, to William Cuddy. 
Residence, Ligoniel, County Down, Ireland. 
IV . — Joseph Gilmore, the fourth child and only son of Rob- 
ert and Ann Johnston Gilmore, was born March 17, 1848, 
and was married, in 1873, to Mary Elizabeth Barlow. 
V . — Eliza Gilmore, the fifth child and fourth daughter of 
Robert and Ann Johnston Gilmore, was born May 26, 
1850. She was married to Edward Bradshaw, he having 
been born April 16, 1850. Residence, Blackpool, Eng- 
land. 
VI. — Fannie Steen Gilmore, the sixth child and fifth daugh- 
ter of Robert and Ann Johnston Gilmore, was born June 
29, 1852. She was married to James Lingard, he having 
been born May 26, 1848. Residence, Blackpool, Eng- 
land. 

Vll. — Barbara Reba Gilmore was born July 30, 1857. 
VUI. — Leah Gilm.ore was born June 28, 1859. 
^X. — Louise Matilda Gilmore was born December 16, i86r. 
, Eliza Johnston, the third daughter of William and Ann 
Steen Johnston, was born in Belfast, Ireland, in 1822. She- 
was married to a Mr. James Rodgers. in 1842, and died in 
June, 1858, aged 36 years. James Rodgers was born in 



452 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

Dungannoii, Ireland, was by occupation a mill manager, and 
died in Belfast, March 2^, 1881. To James and Eliza John- 
ston Rodgers were born the following children: 
/. — Mary Ann Rodgers was born in 1843. 
//. — William Rodgers was bom in 1844. 
///. — Johnston Rodgers was born in 1846, and died in 1889, 

aged 43 years. 
iV . — James Rodgers was born in 1849, ^'^^ married abroad. 
/'. — Robert Henry Rodgers was born in 1852, and died in 
I 1868, aged 16 years. 

VI. — John Rodgers was born in 1854, and died in 1887, aged 

33 years. 
Vll. — Elizabeth Rodgers was born in 1857. 

4. Margaret Johnston, the fourth daughter of William and 
Ann Steen Johnston, was born about 1823. 

5. William Johnston, ^he fifth child and elder son of William 
and Ann Steen Johnston, was born about 1825. 

6. John Johnston, the sixth child and second son of William 
and Ann Steen Johnston, was born about 1828. 

7. Susan Johnston, the seventh and youngest child, and the 
fifth daughter of William and Ann Steen Johnston, was born 
about 1830. 



BOOK FIFTEEN. 




DESCENDANTS OF ALEXANDER STEEN. 

Alexander Steen was born in Antrim, County Antrim, and 
Province of Ulster, Ireland, in 1716, and spent his life there. He 
was married to Jane Stewart, and brought up a family of seven 
children, whose descendants are now very widely scattered. He 
was killed by a gunshot on the day of the battle of Antrim as he 
sat under an arbor in his own private garden, in June, 1798, in 
the 82d year of his age. 



Alexander Steen v^as born in the city of Antrim, County of 
Antrim, and Province of Ulster, Ireland, in 1716, where he spent 
a long and useful life. He had a brother, James Steen, who lived 
in the same locality, and left a numerous but now very widely 
scattered posterity. Both James and Alexander Steen were 
staimch Presbyterian Christians, and their children were all 
brought up in that faith. For the descendants of James Steen in 
part see Book Fourteen. 

Alexander Steen was married to Jane Stewart, and brought 
•up a family of seven children. He died from the effects of a gun- 
shot wound, which he received as he was quietly sitting under 
an arbor in his own private garden, on the day of the battle of 
( 453 ) 



454 



BIOGRAPHY OF THE STKEN FAMILY. 



Antrim, in June, 1798, in company with his youngest son. He 
was eightv-two years old when he died. It was never known 
whether the shot th^t. caused his death was. intentional or merely 
accidental. Alexander Steen had nothing whatever to do with 
the political troubles of the times, but his friends felt it to be 
unsafe to investigate the matter, lest they should share a similar 
fate. Alexander Steen was' an 'influential and useful citizen, and 
spent his whole life in Antrim, Ireland. To himself and wife were 
born the following seven children: WiUiam, Frances, John, Jane, 
James, , and Mary Steen. • 



CHAPTER I. 



William Steen. the eldest child, a son of Alexander ^nd 
Jane. Stewart Steen, was born in the city and County of Antrim. 
Ireland, in 1762, and died in 1825, aged 64 years. He was mar- 
ried, first, to Mary Gill, by whom he had six children. He was 
married a second tune to Martha Johnson, by whom he had three 
children, making nine in all. Hence he has left a numerous 
posterity, now widely scattered througdiout Europe, Australia, 
and America. 

I. — Mary Steen, the eldest child, a daughter of William and Mary 

Gill Steen, was born iji the City and County of Antrim, Ireland, 

, in 1784, and died in 1854, aged 70 years. She was married, 

"^ about 1808, to James Magee, by whom she had the following 

nine children: 

. I. William Magee, the eldest child, a son of James and Mary 
Steen Magee, was born about 1809, and died in 1849, during 
the epidemic in Belfast, aged about 40 years. 

2. James Magee, the second son of James and Mary Steen 
• Magee, was born about 18 11, and died in Antrim, Ireland, 
. in t88i, aged about 70 years. 

3. John Magee, the third son of James and Mary Steen Magee, 
was born in Antrim, Ireland, about 18 13, and removed from 
the place in early life. 



DESCENDANTS . OE .ALEXANDER, STEEN. ^g^ 

. 4. Martha Magee, the fourth child and eldest daughter of 
, -James and Mary Steen Magee, was born about 1815. She 

, . was married to Thomas Johnson, but. is now a widow. , Resi- 
dence, Belfast, Ireland. . j 

.. 5. Alexander Magee, the iifth child and fourth ^on of James 
and Mary Steen Magee, was born about 1817, .and died in 
Belfast, Ireland, during, the epidemic plagae, in ,^849, aged 
about 31 years. . ,,. . 

.6. Thomas Magee, the sixth child an4 fifth spn of James a,nd 
Mary Steen Magee, v/as born about .1-8x9, and left Antrim 
many years ago. 

7. Mary Magee, the seventh child and second .daughter of 
James and Mary Steen Magee, was born about. 1821, and in 
early life removed from Antrim with her brathers, John and 
Thomas Magee. .... >,- ■•■; •' 

8. Jane Magee, the eighth child and third daiighter of James 
and Mary Steen Magee, was born in 1822, and died of lung 
disease in 1846, aged 24 yearSi - 

Q. Margaret Magee. the ninth and youngest child, the fourth 
daughter of James and Mary Steen Magee, was born in 
Antrim, Ireland, in 1824, and died of lung disease in 1846, 
aged 22 years. 

II. — John Steen, the second child and' eldest son of William and 
Mary Gill Steen (a grandson of Alexander and Jane Stewart 
Steen), was born in Antrim, Ireland, in February, 1787. He 
was married in Antrim by the Rev. Mr. Montgomery, of that 
place, in June, 1816, to Margaret Steen (a daughter of 
Silas and Agnes Scott Steen, and a granddaughter of James 

and Hollinger Steen), she having been born in Antrim, 

Ireland, February 23, 1788, and died December 9, 1863, aged 
75 years, 9 months and 18 days. John Steen and Margaret 
Steen, his wife, were second cousins, both having descended by 
different lines from the same great-grandfather Steen. who was 
the son of a Scotch Presbyterian minister. They spent a long, 
happy and useful life in Antrim, where they were universally 
respected. John Steen was quite a noted singer in those days, 
having in early life received a thorough training in voice cul- 
ture m England. He was the precentor of a large church in 
Antrim for more than forty years. He had many tempting 
offers to go and sing in other places, and in churches of dif- 
ferent denominations, but nothing could entice him away. 



450 BIOGRAPHY OF TH^ ST^EN FAMILY. 

A voice of such richness, sweetness and volume combined, as he 
possessed, is very seldom found. To John and Margaret Steen 
were born the following nine children, all brought up in the 
fear oi the Lord : 

J. Margaret Steen, :he eldest child of John and Margaret 
Steen, was born m Antrim, Ireland, June 9, 1818, and died 
in Belfast, Ireland, February 5, 1853, aged 44 years, 4 months 
and 4 days. She was never married. 

2. Anne Steen, the second daughter of John and Margaret 
Steen, was born in Antrim, Ireland, January 20, 1820. She 
removed to America in 1857, and made her home with her 
sister, at 767 Alice Street, Oakland, California, where she 
died. May 25, 1893, aged 73 years, 4 months and 5 days. 
She was never married, and was an amiable, devout and 
useful Christian woman, a member of the Methodist Epis- 
copal Church at the time of her death. 

3. Dorothea Steen, the third daughter of John and Margaret 
Steen, was born in Antrim, Ireland, December 21, 1821, and 
died in Belfast, Ireland, October 19, 1852, aged 30 years, 10 
months and 2 days. She was never married. 

4. Eliza Steen, the fourth daughter of John and Margaret 
Steen, was born in Antrim, Ireland, June 22, 1824, and died 
at the family residence, in Oakland, California, on the holy 
Sabbath, December 10, 1899, in the sure and certain hope of 
a glorious immortality. Her funeral took place on Wed- 
nesday, December 13, and her body was tenderly laid away 
to rest until the resurrection morning. She was married in 
Antrim, Ireland, by the Rev. Mr. Early, of that place, August 
24, 1843, to John Johnson. The same year of their mar- 
riage they removed to California, in the United States of 
America. For some time they resided in San Francisco, and 
afterwards located at 767 Alice Street, Oakland. California, 
where the family still resides. They are all faithful and 
devout Christians, active members of the Methodist Epis- 
copal Church. To John and Eliza Steen Johnson were born 
the following four children : 

/ — John Steen Johnson, the eldest son of John and Eliza 
Steen Johnson, was born in San Francisco, California, 
April 17, 1852. He was married, April 15. 1879. to Annie 
Nefif Vandcrslice Residence, Oakland. California. To 
them were born five children, as follows: 



DESCENDANTS OF ALEXANDER ST-EEN. 457 

J. Milton Francis Johnson was born June 2y, 1881. 
2. Alice Jane Johnson was born October 15, 1883. 
5. Elva May Johnson was born May 28, 1885. 

4. Gertrude Sherman Johnson was born July 31, 1887, 
and died March 8, 1889. 

5. Alma Vanderslice Johnson was born January 17, 1889. 

//. — Thomas Alexander Johnson, the second son of John 
and Eliza Steen Johnson, was born in San Francisco, Cali- 
fornia, May 17, 1859, and died November 7, 1859, aged 
5 months and 21 days. 

///. — Annie Margaret Johnson, the third child and eldest 
daughter of John and Eliza Steen Johnson, was born in 
San Francisco, California, July 23, 1862 — a teacher. 
Residence, Oakland, California. 

IV. — Alice Mary Johnson, the fourth child, the second and 
youngest daughter of John and Eliza Steen Johnson, was 
born in Oakland, California, September 19, 1864. She 
was married in Oakland, California, June 5, 1890, to 
George B. M. Gra}-, Residence, Oakland, California. To 
them were born the following children: 

/. Harold Granville Gray was born in Oakland, Cali- 
fornia, May 5, 1894. 

2. Everett Johnson Gray was born in Oakland, California^ 
December 29, T895. 

?. Gerald Harry Gray was born in Oakland, California. 
May 26, 1899. 

Fannie Steen (or Frances), the fifth daughter of John and 
Margaret Steen, was born and died in Antrim, Ireland, in 
September, 1825. 

Fannie Steen (or Frances), the second child of the same 
name (the former having died Avhen only a few days old), 
and the sixth daughter of John and Margaret Steen, was 
born in Antrim, Ireland, August 23, 1826. She removed to 
America in early life, and lived in San Francisco, California, 
where she was married by the Rev. William A. Scott, D.D., 
September 10, 1856, to Reuel Robinson, of Mt. Vernon, 
Maine. Residence, South Seattle, Washington. To Reuel 
and Fannie Steen Robinson were born the following three 
children: 



458 J5I0GRAPHY OF THT^ STEEN FAMILY. 

/.--Clara, Eleanor Robinson, the eldest child, a daughter of 
Ren el and Frances (Fannie) Steen Robinson, was born in 
Seattle, Washington, June 29, 1859, She was married, 
May 22, 1884, to F. A. Detering. Residence, South Seat- 
tle, Washington. To F. A. and Clara E. Detering were 
born the following children: 

■ ^ J. Clara Eleanor Detering was born in South Seattle, 
■■■ • ' Washington, May 8, 1-886. 

'"" 2. Reuel Frederick Detering' was born in South Seattle, 
Washington, April 10, 189:^, and died Juiie 16, 1892. 
aged 2 months and 6 days. 

//. — Walter Steen Robinson, the second child and only son 
of Reuel and Frances (Fannie) Steen Robinson, was born 
in South Seattle, Washington, June 20, 1861, and died 
June ic, 1862, aged i year, lacking 10 days. 

///.—Frances Matilda Robinson, the third child and second 
daughter of Reuel and Frances Steen Robinson, was born 
in South Seattle, Washington, April 9, 1866. Residence, 
5.0uth Seattle, Washington. 

7. Matilda vSteen, the seventh daughter of John and Margaret 
Steen, was born in Antrim, Ireland, June 13, 1830. She early 
removed to America, and resided in San Francisco. Califor- 
nia, where she v/as married by the Rev. William A. Scott, 
D.D., October 16, 1857, to Thomas Henderson, ot Oak- 
land, California. She died at their home in Oakland, Cali- 
fornia, April 10, 1875, aged 44 years, 9 months and 28 days. 
Family residence. Oakland, California. To Thomas and 
Matilda Steen Henderson were born four children, as fol- 
lows: 

/. — John Henry Henderson, the eldest son of Thomas and 
Matilda Steen Henderson, was born in Oakland. Califor- 
nia, September 21, 1858. Residence, Oakland, California. 

//. — William Steen Henderson, the second son of Thomas 
' and Matilda Steen Henderson, was born in Oakland, 

California, February 11, i860, and died in February, 1866, 
aged 6 years. 

///. — George Logan Henderson, the third son of Thomas 
and Matilda Steen Henderson, was born in Oakland, Cali- 
fornia, March 6, 1863. He was married, July 18, 1889, to 



DESCENDANTS OE ^ALEXANDER , STi-EN. 459 

Bessie Bostwick Graves. Residence, Oak4and, California. 
' ; To them were born five children, as follows : 

1. Henry Bryant Henderson was born in Oakland, Cali- 
. fornia, August 31, 1890. 

2. George Logan Henderson was born October 14, 1891. 
9. Donald William Henderson was born March 17,. 1894. 

4. Muriel Henderson was born October 31, 1895. i 

5. Dorothy Steen Henderson was born April 12, 1899. ■ 

IV . — Frances Matilda Henderson, the fourth child arid onlv 
daughter of Thomas and Matilda Steen Henderson, was 
bom in Oakland, California, March 24, 1866. She was 
married, March 29, 1900, to William Edgar Beck. Resi- 
dence, Oakland, California. . ... , . - 

f 8. William John Steen, the eighth child and only son of John 
and Margaret Steen, was born in Antrim, Ireland, February 

. I, 1832. He removed to America in 1848, and lived in San 

• '■ Francisco, California, for some time. He died, unmarried, 
at Calistoga Springs, Napa County, California, June 13, i860, 

r aged 2y years, 8 months and 12 days, 

; 9. Eleanor Steen. the ninth child and eighth daughter of John 
and Margaret Steen, was born in Antrim, Ireland, July 19, 

, 1835, and died in Belfast, Ireland, December 11., 1897, aged 
62 years, 4 months and 22 days. She w^as married, June 12, 
1865, to John Williamson, wdio died several years ago. They 
resided in Belfast, Ireland, but never had any children. 

Ill, — Dorothea Steen, the third child- and second daughter of 
William and Mary Gill Steen, was born in Antrim, Ireland, 
about 1789. She was married to Robert Adams. In 1823 
Robert and Dorothea Steeij Adams removed to the United 
States of America. When they had reached this country with 
their family, and were landing at their destination, Mrs. Doro- 
thea Steen Adam.s, with a little babe in her arms, fell from the 
gangplank into the sea and was drowned, but the child was 
'rescued. To Robert and Dorothea Steen Adams were born! 
the following six children : ■ 
/. — Robert Adams. 
//. — John Adams. 
. ///. — William Adams. 

IV. — Samuel Adams. , v 



460 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

V. — Margaret Adams. 

r/. — Eliza Adams, who married a Mr. Harris, and resided 
with her family in Mobile, Alabama. 

I\\ — Margaret Steen, the fourth child and third daughter of Wil- 
liam and Mary Gill Steen, was born in Antrim. Ireland, about 
1792. She was married to Alexander Riddell, about 181 8, and 
died in 1876. aged about 82 years. To Alexander and Mar- 
garet Steen Riddell were born the follo\^'ing four children: 

/.—Robert Riddell. 

//. — Sarah Riddell, who married a Mr. Miller. 

///.—George Riddell. 

jy_ — Mary Riddell, who married a Mr. Williamson, and 
lived in Belfast, Ireland. She is now a widow. 

V. — Alexander Steen, the fifth child and second son of William 
and Mary Gill Steen, was born in Antrim, Ireland, about 1794. 
He was married to Eliza Johnson, a niece of Martha Johnson^ 
who had become his father's second wife. To Alexander and 
Eliza Johnson Steen were born the following children: 

1. James Steen, the eldest son of Alexander and Eliza Johnson 
Steen, was born in Antrim, Ireland, about 1826, and lived 
and died in that locality. 

2. John Steen, the second son of Alexander and Eliza Johnson 
Steen, was born in Antrim, Ireland, about 1829. He was 
married and removed to Wolverhampton, England, where 
he carried on the book and stationery trade, and where he 
died. He was the father of four children, two sons and two 
daughters, as follows: 

/. — Alfred Steen, the eldest son of John Steen, and a grand- 
son of Alexander and Eliza Johnson Steen, died at the 
• home of Mrs. Martha Steen Blair, his grandfather's sister, 

and his body was buried in the Antrim cemetery. 

//. — John Dunbar Steen, the second son of John Steen, and 
a grandson of Alexander and Eliza Johnson Steen, 
was born in Antrim, Ireland. He was married by the 
Rev. J. R. Stratton, at Stevens, Kirkstall, England, about 
1893, to Maud Crowe, the third daughter of George 
Francis Crowe, of Kirkstall, Leeds, England. John D. 
Steen is engaged in the book and stationery trade at 
Wolverhampton, England. 



DJ5SCKNDANTS OF ALEXANDER STEEN. • 461 

///. — Lucy Elizabeth Steen, called "Lily," was born in 
Antrim, Ireland. Residence, Wolverhampton, England. 
IV. — Kate Annie Ellen Steen, called "Kiltie," a daughter of 
John Steen, and a sister of John D. Steen, was born in 
Antrim, Ireland, and resides with her brother, at Wolver- 
hampton, England. 
^. Mary Steen, the third child and eldest daughter of Alexan- 
der and Eliza Johnson Steen, was born in Antrim, Ireland, 
about 1 83 1. After the death of her father she removed with 
her mother and her two youngest children, to Queensland, 
Australia. 

4. William Steen, the fourth child and third son of Alexander 
and Eliza Johnson Steen, was born in Antrim, Ireland, about 
1833. After his father's death he removed with his mother 
and his sisters, Mary and Margaret, to Queensland, Austra- 
lia. He afterwards located in New Zealand. 

5. Margaret Steen, the fifth child and second daughter of 
Alexander and Eliza Johnson Steen, was born in Antrim, 
Ireland, about 1835. After the death- of her father she 
removed with her mother, her brother William, and sister 
Mary to Queensland, Australia. 

VI. — Thomasina Steen, the sixth child and fourth daughter of 
William and Mary Gill Steen. was born in Antrim, Ireland, 
about 1796. She was married to a Mr. Young, and died in 
1876, aged about 80 years. 

VII. — William Steen, the seventh child and third son of William 
Steen, but his eldest child by his second wife, Martha Johnson 
Steen, was born in Antrim, Ireland, about 1809, and died in 
1S74, aged about 65 years. 

VIlI. — Anne Steen, the eighth child of William Steen, the sec- 
ond child and eldest daughter by his second wife, Martha 
Johnson Steen. was born in Antrim, Ireland, about 18 13. She 
was married to a Mr. Shannon, and died in 1887, aged 74 years. 

IX. — Martha Steen, the ninth child and sixth daughter of Wil- 
liam Steen, but the third child and second daughter by his sec- 
ond wife, Martha Johnson Steen, was born in Antrim, Ireland, 
about 1815. She was married to a Mr. Blair, and died in 1889, 
aged about 74 years. She was the mother of the following 
children: 



4^,2 BIOGRAPHY OF THEJ STItEN FAMILY. 

1. Anne Blair was born in Antrim, Ireland. She was married 
to a Mr. Anderson. She is now a widow, with one daugh- 
ter. 

2. William Blair was born in Antrim, Ireland. He now car- 
ries on his father's business as a cabinet-maker, and superin- 
tends a farm left by his uncle William. 

3. Hester Blair was born in Antrim, Ireland, and now resides 
with her brother there. 



CHAPTER II. 



Frances Steen, called "Fannie," the second child, the eldest 
daughter of Alexander and. Jane Stewart Steen, was born in 
Antrim, Ireland, about 1765. She was married to Robert Craig, 
and brought up a family of four children, as follows: 

I. — Margaret Craig, who married Joseph McLariman, and 
brought up a family of children. Their daughter, Ann McLari- 
man, died in 1893, very old. At that time two others of their 
children were still living. 

II. — Sarah Craig, the second daughter of Robert and Frances 
Steen Craig, who m.arried James Murdock and brought up a 
family of children. 

III. — Samuel Craig, the third child and eldest son of Robert and 
Frances Steen Craig, was born in 1794. He was married and 
brought up a large family of children, who are now widely 
scattered. He has one daughter living in Glasgow, Scotland. 
Samuel Craig died in November, 1890, aged 96 years. He was 
quite strong and active until after he was 90 years old. 

IV. — John Craig, the fourth and youngest child of Robert and 
Frances Steen Craig, died, many years ago. 



DESCENDANTS OF ALEXANDER STEEN. 463 

CHAPTER III. 



John Steen, the third child and second son of Alexander and 
Jane Stewart Steen, was born in Antrim, Ireland, about 1768. 
He was married and had two daughters, brought up in England, 
as follows: 

I. — Jane Steen, the eldest daughter of John Steen, and a grand- 
daughter of Alexander and Jane Stewart Steen, was married 
to a Mr. Fogg, Ijut left no children. 

II. — Fannie Steen, the second daughter of John Steen, died 
unmarried. 



CHAPTER IV. 



Jane Steen, the fourth child and second daughter of Alex- 
ander and Jane Stewart Steen, was born in Antrim, Ireland, about 
1770. She was married to Robert Alexander, principal of the 
Male Department of the Lancastrian School in Antrim. She 
was principal of the Girls' Department in the same institution, 
which position she held until her death, in 1810, when she was 
about forty years of age. To Robert and Jane Steen Alexander 
were born the following six children: 

I. — -John Alexander was born in Antrim, Ireland, about 1702, 
and afterwards held his father's position ?s principal of the 
Lancastrian School. He married a Miss Forbes, of Antrim, 
and removed to England, where he received a lucrative posi- 
tion in the British Excise. 

II. — James Alexander, the second son of Robert and Jane Steen 
Alexander, was born in Antrim, about 1795. He removed to 
ihe United States of America in 1827 or 1828, and probably set- 
tled in Baltimore, Maryland. ' 



,4'64 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEKN FAMILY. 

III. — Hannah Alexander, the third child and elder daughter of 
Robert and Jane Steen Alexander, was born in Antrim, Ire- 
land, about 1797. She was never married, and made her home 
with her brother John. 

IV. — Robert Alexander, the fourth child and third son of Robert 
and Jane Steen Alexander, was born in Antrim, Ireland, about 
the year 1800. He removed to the United States of America 
with his brother James, in 1827 or 1828. He located in Balti- 
more, Maryland, where the two brothers kept a shoe store. 
He was married in Baltimore, but died soon afterwards. 

V. — William Alexander, the fifth child and fourth son of Robert 
and Jane Steen Alexander, was born in Antrim, Ireland, about 
1803. He joined the British Arm.y, and died young. 

VT. — Jane Alexander, the sixth child, the second and younger 
daughter of Robert and Jane Steen Alexander, was born in 
Antrim, Ireland, about 1805. She was never married, and 
always made her home with her eldest brother John. 



CHAPTER V. 



James Steen, the fifth child and third son of Alexander and 
Jane Stewart Steen, was born in Antrim, Ireland, in 1773, and 
died about 1854, ^^ the 8ist year of his age. He was married, 
and brought up a family of children. He was ordained as a min- 
ister of the Gospel rather late in life. He was the assistant pastor, 
perhaps for fifteen years, of an Independent Congregation at 
Donaghmore, under the Rev. Mr. Hanson. He was an earnest 
Christian, and held in high esteem by those who knew him. The 
Rev. James Steen was the father of the following four children: 

I. — Alexander Steen — 

II. — James Steen — 

III. — Tliomas Steen — - 

who removed to the United States of America between the 
years 1830 and 1832. Alexander Steen and James Steen both 
died comparatively young, but Thomas Steen lived to be 



DESCENDANTS OF ALEXANDER STEEN. 465 

advanced in life, and for many years kept "The Planters' 
Hotel" in New Orleans, Louisiana. 
IV. — ^John Steen, the fourth and youngest son of the Rev. James 
Steen, was born i,n Antrim, Ireland, where he continued to 
reside. 



CHAPTER VI. 



Steen, a son of Alexander and Jane Stewart Steen, 

was born in Antrim, Ireland, about 1775. He was married, and 
brought up a family. Among his children there was one whose 
name was James, and he was generally known as "James Steen 
•of Clady." He owned a "Bleaching Green" at Clady, which was 
only a few miles from Antrim. To this James Steen of Clady, 
who was a grandson of Alexander and Jane Stewart Steen, the 
following seven children were born: 

I. — John Steen. 

II. — ^James Steen. 

III. — Henry Steen. 

IV. — William. Steen. 

\. — Alexander Steen, who succeeded his father in the bleaching 
business for a time, but afterwards went into the grain trade. 
He spent his whole life on his father's old place at Clady, where 
he died. He was a large man, over six feet high, very hand- 
some, genial, warm-hearted, and "every inch a Steen." He 
was married and had four children, as follows : 

1. Eleanor Steen, who was married to Walter Campbell, of 
Belfast, Ireland. 

2. Elizabeth Steen, who died young. 

3. Mary Steen, who died in youtli. 

4. Margaret Steen. 

VI. — Elizabeth Steen, a daughter of "James Steen of Clady," 
was married to a Mr. Hunter, who at that time kept a wholesale 
and retail dry goods store. 
( SO ) 



^66 BIOGRAPHY . OF THE STEKN FAMILY. 

VII. — Mary Steen, another daughter of "James Steen of Clady,"" 
was married to a Mr. Boyd. They had no children. 



CHAPTER VII. 



Mary Steen, the seventh child of Alexander and Jane Stewart 
Steen, was born in Antrim, County Antrim, Ireland, probably 
about 1780. She was married to Thomas Wright. They had no 
children. 



CHAPTER VIII. 



Jane Steen, another daughter of Alexander Steen, was born 
in Antrim, Ireland. She was married to John Bruce, by whom; 
she had two children, as follows: 

I. — John Bruce, the eldest son of John and Jane Steen Bruce,, 
was born in Antrim, County of Antrim, Ireland. He was 

married to a Miss Hanna. To John and Hanna Bruce 

were born three sons and one daughter, who left Antrim before 
1820. John Bruce, the eldest son of John and Jane Steen 
Bruce, was married a second time to Mary Martin, by whom 
he had four children,, all born in Antrim,, and all of them- 
remarkably handsome. 

5. Alexander Bruce was born in 1781, and was never mar- 
ried. 

6. Sarah Bruce was born about 1805. She was married to 
William Leetch, who was proprietor of the "Antrim Arms 
Hotel." She died in 1890, aged about 85 years. 

7. Mary Bruce was born in 1808; was never married. She 
lived in Antrim, and died in May, 1892, aged 84 years. 



DKSCKNDANTS OF ALEXANDER STSEN. 467 

8. Matilda Bruce was born in 1810, and was never married. 
She died about 1884, aged 74 years, 

II. — Fannie Bruce, the second child of John and Jane Steen 
Bruce, was born in Antrim, Ireland. She was married to 
Thomas Johnson, who owned a paper mill at Bogshead, near 
Antrim. To them were born the following five children: 

1. Esther Johnson, who was married. 

2. Jane Johnson, who married a Mr. Brown, and had three 
daughters, all dead. 

3. John Johnson, who married a Miss Charters and died 
rather young, leaving one daughter. 

4. James Johnson, who married a Miss Johnson and died early 
in life. 

5. Thomas Johnson, who married Martha Magee, a daughter 
of James and Mary Steen Magee. He is now dead, but his 
wife resides in Belfast, Ireland, with a son, Thomas Johnson^ 
and a granddaughter. 



BOOK SIXTEEN 




DESCENDANTS OF DAVID STEEN. 

David Steen was born in County Londonderry, Ireland, and 
twice married. Some of his descendants came to America, and 
resided in New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. 



David Steen was born in the County of Londonderry, Ire- 
land, and lived at Terrydromont. His father was probably the 
James Steen who lived in Ireland, and whose second wife was 
named McGeorge, so that there were two sets of children. David 
Sreen was married and brought up his family in Ireland, consist- 
ing of nine children, some of whom emigrated to the United 
States of America, but he spent his whole life in Ireland, and died 
there, it is said, at the age of 103 years. 



CHAPTER I 



I. — James Steen, the eldest son of David Steen, was born about 
1800. Lived and died in Ireland. 

II. — Martha Steen. the second child and eldest daughter of David 
Steen, was born in the Countv of Londonderrv, Ireland, about 
( 468 ) 



DESCENDANTS OF DAVID STEEN. 469 

1803. She emigrated with her brother to America, and resided 
first in the State of New York, in Livingston County, and 
afterwards came with her brother into Pennsylvania. 

III. — Ellen Steen, the third child and second daughter of David 
Steen, was born in the County of Londonderry, Ireland, about 
1805. She emigrated to America with her brother William and 
iwo of her sisters. 

IV. — Margaret Steen, the fourth child and third daughter of 
David Steen, was born in the County of Londonderry, Ireland, 
about 1807, and spent her whole life there. 

V. — Mary Ann Steen, the fifth child and fourth daughter of David 
Steen, was born in the County of Londonderry, Ireland, about 
1809. She emigrated to America with her brother William and 
her two sisters, Martha and Ellen Steen, and all first lived in 
Livingston County, New York, and afterwards in Butler 
County, Pennsylvania. 

VI. — Jane Steen, the sixth child and fifth daughter of David 
Steen, was born in the County of Londonderry, Ireland, about 
181 1, where she lived and died. 

VII. — Eliza Steen, the seventh child and sixth daughter of David 
Steen, was born in the County of Londonderry, Ireland, about 
1814, and spent her whole life there. 

VIII. — ^William Wilson Steen, the eighth child and second son 
of David Steen, was born in the County of Londonderry, Ire- 
land, in March, 1816, and died at Conoquenessing, Butler 
County, Pennsylvania, May 26, 1886, in the 71st year of his 
age. In his early life William W. Steen removed from Ireland 
and came into the United States of America, bringing with him 
three of his sisters, Martha, Ellen, and Mary Ann, and located 
first in Livingston County, New York. They afterwards 
removed to Conoquenessing, Butler County, Pennsylvania, 
where they all continued until death. William W. Steen was 
^narried in York Center, Livingston County, New York, June 
23, 1840, to Jane Conley, she having been born in the County of 
Londonderry, Ireland, April 26, 1822. To them were born the 
following twelve children: 

I. David C. Steen, the eldest son of William W. and Jane 
Conley Steen, was born at York Center, Livingston County, 
New York, May 6, 1841. In the American Civil War he 



470 



BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMII^Y. 

enlisted in the army, and was killed in battle at Weldon, Vir- 
ginia, August 19, 1864, in the 24th year of his age; 

Daniel Steen, the second son of William W. and Jane Con- 
ley Steen, was born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Penn- 
sylvania, August 28, 1842, and is by occupation a farmer. 
He was married at Waterford, Erie County, Pennsylvania, 
January 7. 1869, to Elizabeth M. King, she having been born 
at Waterford, Pennsylvania, November 22, 1858. Resi- 
dence, Waterford, Erie County, Pennsylvania. To them 
were born the following five children, all born near Water- 
ford, Pennsylvania. 

/. — William King Steen, the eldest child of Daniel and Eliza- 
beth M. Steen, was bom May i, 1871. Residence, Water- 
ford, Pennsylvania. 
//. — Inez Jane Steen, the second child and eldest daughter 
of Daniel and Elizabeth M. Steen, was born November 28, 
1872, and died April 27, 1879, aged 6 years, 4 months and 
29 days. 
///. — James McConnell Steen, the third child and second 
son of Daniel and Elizabeth M. Steen, was born February 
5, 1874, and died May 4, 1879, aged 5 years, 2 months and 
29 days. 
IV. — lona Laverne Steen, the fourth child and second daugh- 
ter of Daniel and Elizabeth M. Steen, was born May 8, 
1876. Residence, Waterford, Pennsylvania. 
V. — Reid Wilson Steen, the fifth and youngest child, and the 
third son of Daniel and Elizabeth M. Steen, was born 
December 8, 1878. Residence, Waterford, Pennsylvania. 

Ellen Elizabeth Steen, the third child and eldest daughter of 
William W. and Jane Conley Steen, was born at Conoque- 
nessing, Butler County, Pennsylvania, October 14, 1844. 
She was married at the same place, June 30, 1870, to Hiram 
Graham. To them were bom the following ten children : 
/. — Jennie Theressa Graham, the eldest child of Hiram and 

Ellen E. Steen Graham, was born May i, 1871. 
//. — Lizzie Idonia Graham, the second daughter of Hiram 

and Ellen E. Steen Graham, was born October 11, 1872. 
///.• — William Alexander Graham, the third child and eldest 

son ot Hiram and Ellen E. Steen Graham, was born June 

18, 1874. 



DKSCE^NliANTS: Oif DAVID STEEN. '■ ^T;!"'. 

IV. — Laura Fantasia Graharn, the fourth child and third 
daughter of Hiram and Ellen E. Steen Graham, was born 
March i6, 1876. 

V: — Hiram McKee Graham, the fifth child and second son 
of Hiram and Ellen E. Steen Graham, was born October 
18, 1878. 

VI. — Harriet Vestina Graham, the sixth child and fourth 
daughter of Hiram and Ellen E. Steen Graham, was born 
June 17, 1880. 

VII. — Margaret Ellen Graham, the seventh child and fifth 
daughter of Hiram and Ellen E. Steen Graham, was born 
May 9, 1882. 

VIII. — Raney Graham, the eighth child and third son of 
Hiram and Ellen E. Steen Graham, was born November 8, 
1884, and died June 8, 1886, aged i year and 7 months. 

IX. — Sidney Bertha Graham, the ninth child and sixth 
daughter of Hiram and Ellen E. Steen Graham, was born 
December 6, 1887. 

X. — John Steen Graham, the tenth child and fourth son of 
Hiram and Ellen E. Steen Graham, was born June 24, 
1890. 

4. Nancy Steen, the fourth child and second daughter of Wil- 
liam W. and Jane Conley Steen, was born at Conoqueness- 
ing, Butler County, Pennsylvania, December 21, 1846. She 
was married at the same place, January 22, 1872, to Jacob 
Cleffer Brandon. To them were born the following ten 
children. Residence, Grove City, Mercer County, Penn- 
sylvania. 

/. — Dora Estella Brandon, the eldest child of Jacob C. and 
Nancy Steen Brandon, was born December 28, 1872, and 
died December 24, 1878, aged 5 years, 11 months and 26 
days. 

//. — William John Brandon, the second child and eldest son 
of Jacob C. and Nancy Steen Brandon, was born March 3, 
1874. 

///. — Jennie Elmina Brandon, the third child and second 
daughter of Jacob C. and Nancy Steen Brandon, was bom 
October 28, 1876. 



472 



BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

/r. — Cameron Galbreath Brandon, the fourth child and sec- 
ond son of Jacob C. and Nancy Steen Brandon, was born 
April 2y, 1878. 

V . — Raymond Arthur Brandon, the fifth child and third son 
of Jacob C. and Nancy Steen Brandon, was born July 19, 
1881, and died July 18, 1882, aged i year, lacking one day. 

VI. — Tina Lovetta Brandon, the sixth child and third daugh- 
ter of Jacob C. and Nancy Steen Brandon, was born Feb- 
ruary 25, 1883, and died January 10, 1884, aged 10 months 
and 15 days. 

Vll. — Ethel Claire Brandon, the seventh child and fourth 
daughter of Jacob C. and Nancy Steen Brandon, was born 
November 6, 1884. 

VIU. — Ora Dight Brandon, the eighth child and fifth daugh- 
ter of Jacob C. and Nancy Steen Brandon, was born Octo- 
ber 13, 1886. 

iX. — Maggie Marie Brandon, the ninth child and sixth 
daughter of Jacob C. and Nancy Steen Brandon, was bom 
August 21, 1888, and died July 22, 1889, aged 11 months 
and I day. 

X. — Loyal Jamison Brandon, the tenth child and fourth son 
of Jacob C. and Nancy Steen Brandon, was born Septem- 
ber 16, 1890. 

5. Martha Steen, the fifth child and third daughter of William 
W. and Jane Conley vSteen, was born at Conoquenessing, 
Butler County, Pennsylvania, September 2, 1849. She was 
married at the same place, October 2, 1877, to John M. Rose. 
To them were born five children, as follows. Residence, 
Conoquenessing, Butler County, Pennsylvania. 

/.—Levi M. Rose, the eldest child of John M. and Martha 
Steen Rose, was born December 2, 1878. 

//. — William W. Rose, the second son of John M. and 
Martha Steen Rose, was born May 3, 1880. 

///. — David Irwin Rose, the third son of John M. and 
Martha Steen Rose, was born October 31, 1881. 

/F.— Nora Violetta Rose, the fourth child and only daughter 
of John M. and Martha Steen Rose, was born November 
22, 1884. 



DESCENDANTS Ol- DAVID STEEN. 473, 

V. — Samuel Hall Rose, the fifth child and fourth son of 
John M. and Martha Steen Rose, was born September 30, 
1886. 

6. Mary Steen, the sixth child and fourth daughter of William 
W. and Jane Conley Steen, was born at Conoquenessing, 
Butler County, Pennsylvania, September 26, 1850, and died 
February 25, 1857, aged 6 years, 4 months and 29 days. 

7. Harriet Steen, the seventh child and fifth daughter of Wil- 
liam W. and Jane Conley Steen, was born at Conoqueness- 
ing, Pennsylvania, January 26, 1854, and died February 23^ 
1863, aged 9 years and 27 days. 

8. Mary Jane Steen, the eighth child and sixth daughter of 
William W. and Jane Conley Steen, was born at Conoque- 
nessing, Pennsylvania, May 3, 1856. 

9. Sarah A Steen, the ninth child and seventh daughter of 
William W. and Jane Conley Steen, was born at Conoque- 
nessing, Pennsylvania, May 11, 1858, and died February 21, 
1863, aged 4 years, 9 months and 10 days. 

10. William J. Steen, the tenth child and third son of William 
W. and Jane Conley Steen, was born in Conoquenessing, 
Pennsylvania, May 28, i860, and died February 21, 1863, 
aged 2 years, 8 months and 24 days. 

11. James Henderson Steen, the eleventh child and fourth son 
of William and Jane Conley Steen, was born at Conoque- 
nessing, Pennsylvania, March 8, 1863. He was married 
October 30, 1888, to Emma Lissa Roder, who died March 
26, 1892. To them was born one child, as follows. Resi- 
dence, Conoquenessing, Pennsylvania. 

/. — Willa May Steen, the only child of James H. and Emma 
Lissa Steen, was born at Conoquenessing, Pennsylvania, 
March 11, 1892. 

12. Samuel R. Steen, the twelfth child and fifth son of Wil- 
liam Wilson and Jane Conley Steen, was born at Conoque- 
nessing, Butler County, Pennsylvania, April 25, 1865, and 
died September 5, 1890, aged 25 years, 4 months and 20 days. 
He was married, February 8, 1888, to Milla Nora Graham. 
To them were born the following two children: 

/. — Orrie Henderson Steen. the eldest son of Samuel R. and 
Milla Nora Steen, was born February 15, 1889. 



474 



BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMII.Y. 



//. — Norman Edmund Steen, the second son of Samuel R. 

and Milla Nora Steen, was born August i, 1890, and died 

August 21, 1890, aged 20 days. 

tX. — John Steen, the ninth child and third son of David Steen of 

Terrydromont, County Londonderry, Ireland, was born in 

. County Londonderry, Ireland, about 1818. He was married 

and brought up a large family in Ireland. 



CHAPTER II. 



David Steen, another of the same name, was born in the 
North of Ireland, and spent the whole of his long life there. He 
had a brother whose name was John Steen, who emigrated to 
America and lived near Bucyrus, Ohio — a prosperous farmer. 
He was married and brought up his family near Bucyrus, Craw- 
ford County, Ohio. This John Steen used to visit his nephew, 
Charles A. Steen, after the latter's marriage, at Berlin Heights, 
Erie County, Ohio. After the death of John Steen, at Bucyrus, 
Ohio, in 1858, the families neglected to keep up their acquain- 
tance, and no record of the descendants of this John Steen has 
been received. 

David Steen was married in Ireland, about 1795, to Mary 
Elizabeth Armstrong, called "Betsy," and to them were born at 
least two children, as follows: 

I. — Charles Armstrong Steen, a son of David and Mary Eliza- 
beth Steen, was born in the city of Armagh, County of Armagh. 
Ireland, December 25. 1797, and removed to the United States 
of America about 183 1. He died at Berlin Heights, Erie 
County, Oliio, January 12, 1858, in the 6ist year of his age. 
He was married at Berlin Heights, Erie County, Ohio, in 1842, 
to Mrs. Lorenda Stevens Sexton, a widow, she having been 
lx)rn in Lima, New^ York, December 26. 1809. and died at 
Berlin Heights, Erie County. Ohio, Februar>' 19, 1889, in the 
8oth year of her age. To them were born four children, as 
fellows : 



DESCENDANTS : OF DAVID STKEN. 475-, 

. Eliza Jane Steeti, the eldest child, a daughter of Charles 
Armstrong and Lorenda Stevens Sexton Steen, was born at 
Berlin Heights, Erie County, Ohio, January 31, 1843. . She 
was married at the same place, January 8, 186.6,. to Benjamin 
Emmett Deeeley, he having been born in Sandusky, Erie 
County, Ohio, August 31, 1841. Residence, Sandusky, 
Ohio. To them were born four children, as follows: 

/. — Mary Josephine Deeley, the eldest child, a daughter of 
Benjamin E. and Eliza J, Steen Deeley, was bom in San- 
dusky, Ohio, November 9, 1868. 

11. — Sarah Elizabeth Deeley, the second daughter of Ben- 
jamin E. and Eliza J. Steen Deeley, was born in San- 
dusky, Ohio, August 28, 187 1. 

///. — Stanton Emmett Deeley, the third child and only son 
of Benjamin E. and Eliza J. Steen Deeley, was born in 
Sandusky, Ohio, October 19, 1873. 

IV. — Annie Laurie Deeley, the fourth child and third daugh- 
ter of Benjamin Emmett and Eliza Jane Steen Deeley, 
was born in Sandusky, Ohio, January 27, 1878. 

. David Orlando Steen, the second child and eldest son of 
Charles A. and Lorenda S. S. Steen, was born at Berlin 
Heights, Erie County, Ohio, March 9, 1845. He was mar- 
ried in Ohio, September 10, 1868, to Julia Ann Weinare, she 
having been born in Ohio August 20, 1846. For five years 
after their marriage they continued to live in Ohio, but 
removed to the West in 1873. They have since then lived 
in Nebraska and Iowa. To them were born six children, as 
follows. Residence, Oskaloosa, Iowa. 

/. — Herbert Orlando Steen, the eldest son of David O. and 

Julia A. Steen, was born in Erie County, Ohio, July 20, 

1870. 
//. — William Henry Steen, the second son of David O. and 

Julia A. Steen, was born in Erie County, Ohio, March 15, 

1872. 

///. — Charles Frederick Steen, the third son of David O. and 
Julia A. Steen, was born May 10, 1875. 

IV. — Sarah Lorenda Steen, the fourth child and eldest 
daughter of David O. and Julia A. Steen, was born Sep- 
tember 28, 1878. 



476 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

V. — Robert Alden Steen, the fifth child and fourth son of 
David O. and Julia A. Steen, was born July 12, 1887. 

VI. — Hattie Eleanor Steen, the sixth child and second 
daughter of David Orlando and Julia Ann Steen, was born 
September 24, 1889. 

3. Mary Olmstead Steen, the third child and second daughter 
of Charles A. and Lorenda S. S. Steen, was born at Berlin 
Heights, Erie County, Ohio, May 20, 1849. She was mar- 
ried at the same place, January 25, 1870, to George Fitch 
Hill, a son of Dr. Benjamin Lord and Joanna Greer Hill, he 
having been born at Birmingham, Erie County, Ohio, May 
3, 1847. Residence, Berlin Heights, Ohio. To them were 
born four children, as follows: 

/. — Maora Belle Hill, the eldest daughter of George F. and 

Mary O. Steen Hill, was born at BerHn Heights, Ohio,. 

April 22, 1 87 1. 
//. — Inez Aletha Hill, the second daughter of George F. 

and Mary O. Steen Hill, was born at Berlin Heights, Ohio, 

September 5, 1877. 
///. — Lysle Steen Hill, the third child and eldest son of 

George F. and Mary O. Steen Hill, was born at Berlin 

Heights, Ohio, March 19, 1881. 
IV. — Harvey Coit Hill, the fourth child and second son of 

George Fitch and Mary OJmstead Steen Hill, was born 

at Berlin Heights, Ohio, June 4, 1885. 

4. Charles Fabine Steen, the fourth child, the second and 
youngest son of Charles Armstrong and Lorenda Stevens 
Sexton Steen, was born at Perkins, Erie County, Ohio, May 
17, 1857. I^c was married, March 3, 1875, to Sarah L. 
Modine,- she having been born in Erie County, Ohio, Novem- 
ber 13, 1850. To them were born four children, as follows. 
Residence, Sandusky, Ohio. 

/. — Harry M. St^en, the eldest son of Charles F. and Sarah 
h. Steen, was born in Sandusky, Ohio, May 6, 1876, and 
died March 26,- 1884, aged 7 years, 10 months and 20 days. 

II. — Ada L. Steen, the second child and eldest daughter of 
Charles F. and Sarah L. Steen, was born in Sandusky, 
Ohio, February 3, 1880. 



DESCENDANTS OF DAVID STEEN. 477 

///. — Alpha H. Steen, the third child and second daughter 
of Charles F. and Sarah L. Steen, a twin sister of the 
above, was born in Sandusky, Ohio, February 3, 1880. 

IV. — Rollin Egbert Steen, the fourth child and second son 
of Charles Fabine and Sarah L. Steen, was born in San- 
dusky, Ohio, April 15, 1895. 

II. — Barbara Steen, a daughter of David and Mary Elizabeth 
Armstrong Steen, and a sister of Charles Armstrong Steen, 
was born and brought up in Ireland. She was married there, 
and is said to have died on her wedding day. 



BOOK SEVENTEEN, 



The Coat of Arms of the Steens of Holland is— "A Shield of 
.Gold, with an eight-pointed, red (vermilion) star, surmounted by 
a rose of the same color." 



DESCENDANTS OF JAMES STEEN. 

James Steen was born in Malpos, England, May 19, 1761, 
was married to Elizabeth Wood, in Chester, England, in Decem- 
ber, 1785, removed to America in 1795, and located in Brattle- 
boro, Vermont, where he resided with his family for twenty-three 
years. In 1818 he removed to Richland, New York, where he 
died in 1826. 



James Steen was born in Malpos, Cheshire County, Eng- 
land, six miles from the city of Chester, May 19. 1761, and died 
in Richland, New York, February 19, 1826, in the 65th year of his 
age. He was a land owner in England, and a house builder by 
trade. Owing to the political troubles in 1793, high taxes, and 
the press gang going about the country enlisting men for the 
army and navy, peaceably if they could, but forcibly if they must, 
he sold his property in England for what he could get and 
removed to America in 1795. His great-grandfather removed 
from Holland into the North of England about the year 1700, 
where he spent the remainder of his life and brought up his family 
there. 

James Steen was married in Chester, England, in December, 
1785^ to Miss Elizabeth Wood, she having been bom in that city 
January 7, 1759, and died in Brattleboro, Vermont, in March. 
(478) 



DESCENDANTS OF JAMES STEEN. 



479 



1813, in the 55th year of her age. On leaving England, a Mr. 
Nelson, of London, heartily recommended him to Kish Booth, 
Esq., of Boston, Massachusetts, whom he found on the ship 
"Galen,*^' on which they made their journey to America. Through 
this friend Mr. Steen obtained a letter of introduction to the Rev. 
William Wells, D.D., who had then recently been called as the 
only pastor in Brattleboro, Vermont, to which place he went 
with his wife and family in 1795. Here he continued to live foir 
twenty-three years — a prosperous and useful citizen. His wife 
and all his children having died, except one son and his only 
daughter, he removed to Richland, New York, in 1818, which 
was then a forest. He took with him to his new home his only 
daughter, leaving his only living son upon the old homestead 
in Brattleboro, Vermont. At Richland he maintained himself 
and daughter by farming and working at his old-time trade as a 
house carpenter. After eight years' residence at Richland, New 
York, he died, February 19, 1826. His was the first grave ever 
made at Richland, and its location is shown by the following 
little chart: 




The grave of James Steen lies at the front of the others, 
nearer to the pond, irregular as to line, and without a headstone 
to mark the spot. He was a noble Christian gentleman, who 
exerted in his day a wide influence for good. He was a Presby- 
terian in faith, industrious, studious, intelligent, and highly 
esteemed by all who knew him. To James and Elizabeth Wood 
Steen were born seven children, only two of whom lived to 
maturity. 

I. — James Steen, the eldest son of James and Elizabeth Wood 
Steen, was born in Chester, England, in July, 1787, and died 
in Septemiber of the same year. 



^SO BIOGRAPHY OF THE STKKN FAMILY. 

J I James Steen (2nd), the second son of James and Elizabeth 

Wood Steen, was born in Chester, England, in October, 1788, 
and died the same year. 

in. — William Steen, the third son of James and Elizabeth Wood 
Steen, was born in Chester, England, in 1791, and died in Brat- 
UeDoro, V^ermont, in 1797, when about six years old. 

IV — James Steen (3rd), the fourth son of James and Elizabeth 
Wood Steen, was born in Chester, England, in 1794, and died 
in Brattleboro, Vermont, in 1800, when about six years old. 

V. — Joseph Steen, the fifth son of James and Elizabeth Wood 
Steen, was born in Brattleboro, Vermont, March 4, 1797, where 
he lived a long and useful life. He died in peace in the Chris- 
tian faith, August 7, 1881, in the 85th year of his age, and his 
body was tenderly laid away to rest in the Brattleboro ceme- 
tery. The following extract from "The History of Brattleboro, 
Vermont," which was published two years before his death, is 
given to show the character of the man, and the estimation 
in which he was held by those who knew him best: 

The familiar form of this gentleman and his present quiet opera- 
tions in the book and stationery business, continued since 1830, give 
no idea to the present generation, aside from the business aforesaid, 
what he has been and done in the period of eighty-two years since 
his birth in this place. The generation now passing off the stage 
of life have ever considered him an important acquisition, a tower 
of strength to any cause his honest convictions led him to advocate. 
And it is fortunate for this community that his power and influence 
has always been in the right direction. He has been a strong man, 
physically and mentally, often exercising the attributes in times 
of adversity advantageously to the condition of others less fortunate 
than himself. From, his aid and counsels the latter have received 
lourage and inspiration to face the ills of life. During his mercan- 
tile operations he has published eleven thousand royal octavo Bibles 
of fifteen hundred pages each; eleven thousand encyclopedias of 
religious knowledge ot fifteen hundred pages each; two thousand 
school Bibles; one thousand pocket Testaments, besides large num- 
bers of school books. Printing was hard work then, done by hand 
power, often stimulated by alcohol in the form of whisky, black 
strap, rum or rye gin. For being a solitary exception in total absti- 
nence from all intoxicating liquors, Mr. Steen was ridiculed by his 
fellow workmen: but he lived to see many of them fill drunkards' 
graves. In 1830 he was foremost in the Washingtonian movement. 
The self-reliant, independent character of the man is apparent from 
the foregoing, as also it was in every period of his life where decisive 
action was required. Mr. Steen obeyed the Scriptural command, 
"Prove all things, and hold fast that which is good." Over sixty 
years ago he joined the Congregational Church, and has been super- 
intendent of the Sunday-school over twenty-five years, and is yet 
the oldest member of these institutions. In 1838 he tried Democracy 




Joseph Steen. 
(Born 1797; and died 1881.) 



DI^SCBNDANTS OF JAMKS STERN. 483 

under Van Buren's administration, and for a short time was editor 
and proprietor of the "Windham County Democrat," but in 1840 he 
again voted the Whig ticket, editing a Whig campaign paper, called 
"The Flail," which had a circulation of five thousand per week. 

Mr. Steen was the agent here for paying pensions to the soldiers 
of the Revolution, continuing this duty till the last died. He was 
assignee in bankruptcy for Windham County in 1844, Justice of the 
Peace in 1848, and still held the office of Selectman in 1854-55. He 
was chosen scho.-jl committee to put in operation the graded school 
system in 1841— a plan of his own designing. He was severely cen- 
sured by a wealthy man for his action respecting schools, but neither, 
wealth nor position could ever shut his month. He was always ready' 
to sell books, but never his r^rinciples. 

Joseph Steen was married, in 182 1, to Eliza Miller, of Heath. 
Massachtisetts, she iiavmg been born in 1800, and died in 
Brattleboro, Vermont, in October, 1881. To them were born 
rive children. 

I. William Curtis Steen, the eldest son of Joseph and Eliza 
A'liller Steen, was born in Brattleboro, Vermont, December 
20, 1824, and died March 3, 1863, in the 39th year of his age. 
He was married, April 27, 1846, to Ruth Louisa Crossett, 
she haying been born January 13, 1825. To them were born 
five children, as follows: 

/. — Louisa Annie Steen, the eldest child of William Curtis 
and Ruth Louisa Steen, was born November 12, 1848. 
She was married, June 22, 1869, to William Wallace Har- 
vey, he having been born June 6, 1848. Residence, Con- 
stantine, Michigan. To them were born the following 
six children, all born in Constantine, Michigan, where they 
still reside: 

1. George Crossett Harvey, the eldest son of William W. 
and Louisa Annie Steen Harvev, was born July 28^ 
1870. 

2. Helen W. Harvey, the second child and eldest daugh- 
ter of William W. and Louisa Annie Steen Harvey, was 
born December 2, 1872, and died the same day. 

J. William Steen Harvey, the third child and second son 
of William VV. and Louisa Annie Steen Harvey, was 
born February 14, 1874. 

4. Laura Abbott Harvey, the fourth child and second 
daughter of William W. and Louisa Annie Steen Har- 
vey, was born vSeptember 20, 1876. 



484 BIUGKAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

5. Laura Harvey, the fifth child and third daughter of 
William W. and Louisa Annie Steen Harvey, was born 
December 14, 1878, and died August 12, 1881, in the 
third year of her age. 

6. Wallace Norman Harvey, the sixth child, the third and 
youngest son of W^illiam Wallace and Louisa Annie 
Steen Harvey, was born November 30, 188 1. 

//.—Joseph Crossett Steen, the second child and eldest son 
of William Curtis and Ruth Louisa Steen, was born Jan- 
uary 2, 185 1, and died in Brattleboro, Vermont, Septem- 
ber 7, 1882, in the 32d year of his age. 

///. — Emma Eliza Steen, the third child and second daugh- 
ter of William Curtis and Ruth Louisa Steen, was born 
March i, 1854, and died in Baltim.ore, Maryland, Septem- 
ber 10, 1882, in the 29th year of her age. She was mar- 
ried, April 23, 1881, to Dr. Alfred Wanstall, by whom she 
had one child, as follows: 

J. Charles Steen Wanstall was born in Baltimore, Mary- 
land, May 18, 1882, and died January 22, 1884, in the 
second year of his age. 

]V . — William Pay son Steen, the fourth child and second son 
of William Curtis and Ruth L. Steen, was born February 
18, 1857. He was married. May 4, 1893, to Ruth Debora 
Little. Residence, Phoenix, Arizona. 
[/. — Edward Frank Steen, the fifth child and third son of 
William Curtis and Ruth L. Steen, was born at Benning- 
ton, Vermont, September 27, 1863, and died the same day. 

2. Edward Tyler Steen, the second son of Joseph and Eliza 
Miller Steen, was born in Brattleboro, Vermont, December 
5, 1826. He was apprenticed to his trade when he was four- 
teen years of age, and has followed ever since the occupation 
of mechanical engineer. He has invented a patent quartz 
mill, hydraulic house-raising machinery, wave power, etc. 
He is now engaged in the foundry business in San Fran- 
cisco, California. He was married, February 18, 1856, to 
Mary M. Salisbury. Residence, San Francisco, California. 
They have no children. 

3. Joseph Franklin Steen, the third son of Joseph and Eliza 
Miller Steen, was born in Brattleboro, Vermont, March 16, 
1829. He was married in East Abington, Massachusetts, 



DESCENDANTS OE JAMES STEEN, 485 

Mav 22, 185 1, to Laura jane Five. He left the old home 
in Vermont in 1858, and has followed the occupation of clerk, 
book-seller, and is now a farmer. He has no children. Resi- 
dence, near Del Rosa, California. 

4. James Wood Steen, the fourth son of Joseph and Eliza 
Miller Steen, was born in Brattleboro, Vermont, in 1833, 
and died in 1834. 

5. Anna Elizabeth Steen, the fifth child and only daughter of 
Joseph and Eliza Miller Steen, was born in Brattleboro, Ver- 
mont, July 4, 1836. She was married at the same place in 
September, 1875, to Frank Edward Flint, a druggist, of 
Westfield, Massachusetts. Residence, Lynn, Massachusetts. 
The following are their children: 

/. — Ethel Steen Flint, a daughter of Frank Edward and 
Anna Elizabeth Steen Flint, was born September 2, 1876, 
and died January 9, 1878, in the second year of her age. 

//. — Bertha Steen Flint, an adopted daughter of Frank E. 
and Anna E. Steen Flint, was born in 1879. 

VL — Job Steen, the sixth son of James and Elizabeth Wood 
Steen, was born in Brattleboro, Vermont, in 1800, and died, 
unmarried, in 1822, aged 22 years. 

VH. — Mary Ann Steen, the seventh child and only daughter of 
James and Elizabeth Wood Steen, was born in Brattleboro, 
Vermont, October 2.7, 1803, and died in Richland, New York, 
August II, 1842, in the 39th year of her age. She was mar- 
ried at Richland, New York, about 1824, to Jonathan Fergu- 
son, he having been born at Hoosac, New York, February 24, 
1802, and died in Richland, New York, March 12, 1857, in the 
56th year of his age. To them were born the following six 
children: 

1. Mary Elizabeth Ferguson, the eldest child of Jonathan and 
Mary Ann Steen Ferguson, was born in Richland, New 
York, about 1827 (?). She was married at the same place to 
John Potter, and died August 30, 1854, aged about 27 
years (?). They had no children. 

2. Charlotte Maria Ferguson, the second daughter of Jona- 
than and Mary Ann Steen Ferguson, was born in Richland, 
New York, May 4, 183 1. She was married in Richland, 
New York, July 4, 1853, to Hezekiah Henry Mellen, he 



486 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

having been born in Richland, New York, September 28, 
1820, and died of heart failure in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 
December 13, 1893, in the 74th year of his age. Mr. Mellen 
was a surveyor by occupation. He served in the War of the 
Rebellion for two years as Quartermaster for the 147th Regi- 
ment of New York Volunteer Infantry, and was afterwards a 
merchant in Richland, New York. The family residence is 
now (iQOo) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. To them were born 
the following children: 

/. — Frank H. Mellen, the eldest child of Hezekiah H. and 
Charlotte M. Mellen, was born in Richland, New York, 
March 2, 1855. He was married at Laconia, New York, 
to Marv M. Hydorn. Residence, 212 West Twenty-sev- 
enth Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota. To them were 
born the following five children: 

1. Marguerite Mellen, the eldest child of Frank H. and 
Mary M. Mellen, was born November 14, 1887, and died 
April 13, 1888, aged 5 months. 

2. Paul H. Mellen, the second child and eldest son of 
Frank H. and Mary M. Mellen, was born April 20, 1889, 
and died November 7, 1889, aged 6 months and 18 days. 

5. George H. Mellen, the third child and second son of 
Frank H. and Mary M. Mellen, was born July 29, 1891, 

4. Edith A. Mellen, the fourth child and second daughter 
of Frank H. and Mary M. Mellen. was born August 22, 
1893, and died April 2, 1894, aged 7 months and 10 days. 

5. Doris A. Mellen, the fifth child and third son of Frank 
H. and Mary M. Mellen, was born in Minneapolis, 
Minnesota, July 29, 1898. 

//. — Elizabeth Mellen, the second child, a daughter of Heze- 
kiah H. and Charlotte M. Mellen, was born in Richland, 
New York, March 8, 1857. She was married to William 
F. Ripsom, of Minneapolis, Minnesota. To them was 
born one child. Residence, North Minneapolis, Minne- 
sota. 

I. Lulu B. Ripsom, a daughter of William F. and Eliz- 
abeth Mellen Ripsom, was born in Minneapolis, Minne- 
sota, March 9, 1887. Residence. North Minneapolis, 
Minnesota. 



DESCENDANTS OF JAMES PTEEN. 487 

3. Joseph vSteen Ferguson, the third child and eldest son of 
Jonathan and Mary Ann Steen Ferguson, was born in Rich- 
land, New York, July 7, 1832, and died, unmarried, March i, 
1852, in the 20th year of his age. 

4. DeWitt C. Ferguson, the fourth child and second son of 
Jonathan and Mary Ann Steen Ferguson, was born in Rich- 
land, New York, in 1834, and died in July, 1863, aged 29 
years. He was married in Richland, New York, August 15, 
i860, to Alice Mellen. No children. 

5. Jerome C. Ferguson, the fifth child and third son of Jona- 
than and Mary Ann Steen Ferguson, was born in Richland, 
New York, January 22, 1838. He was married at the same 
place, to Mary Storm. Residence, Richland, New York. 
To them were born two children, as follows: 

/. — Steen Ferguson, the elder child, a son of Jerome C. and 
Mary Storm Ferguson, was born in Richland, New York. 
August 25, 1864. He was married at Harrisville, New 
York, to Eva Streeter. Residence, Harrisville, New York. 
To them was born one child. 

7. A daughter. Residence, Harrisville, New York. 

//.— Ettie Ferguson, the second child, a daughter of Jerome 
C. and Mary »Storm Ferguson, was born in Richland, New 
York, December 5, 1866, and died, unmarried, in Minne- 
apolis, Minnesola, August 14, 1890, in the 24th year of 
her age. 

6. Franklin F. Ferguson, the sixth and youngest child and 
the fourth son of Jonathan and Mary Ann Steen Ferguson, 
was born in Richland, New York, August 14, 1840. He 
was married in Richland, New York, May 2, 1863, to Addie 
Storm. Residence, Clermont, Iowa. To them were born 
the following children: 

/. — Arthur Ferguson, the elder child, a son of Franklin F. 
and Addie Storm Ferguson, was bo'-n April 20, 1864. 
Residence, Clermont, Iowa. 

//. — Carrie M. Ferguson, the second child, a daughter of 
Franklin F. and Addie Storm Ferguson, was born 
November 11, 1865. Residence, Clermont, Iowa. 



BOOK EIGHTEEN, 




MISCELLANEOUS STEEN FAMILIES OF SCOTCH- 
IRISH DESCENT. 



CHAPTER I. 

John Steen came from Scotland into Ireland, and located 
upon a farm on Fountain Hill, near Londonderry, where he built 
a house about 1750, in which he spent the remainder of his life. 
There were other Steens living in the same locality, who did not 
belong to that family. This John Steen was married, and had 
two children — one son and one daughter — whose names were 
William and Dinah. 



I. — William Steen, the eldest child of John Steen, as above, was 
born at Fountain Hill, near Londonderry, Ireland, probably 
about 1773. He held the lands formerly occupied by his father, 
and carried on a large dyeing and linen weaving trade. He 
was married, probably about 1797, to Sarah Long, of Clandy, 
County Londonderry, Ireland. To them were born five chil- 
dren, as follows: 

I. John Steen, the eldest child of William and Sarah Long 
Steen, was born at Fountain Hill, near Londonderry, 
Ireland, about 1798, where he resided until 1830, when he 
removed to New York, in the United States of America. 
He afterwards died, unmarried, in New York Citv. 
(488) 



STEEN* FAMTLvlES OF' SCOTCH-TRISH DESCENT. 489 

2. James Steen, the second son of William and Sarah Long 
Steen, was born at Fountain Hill, near Londonderry, Ireland, 
in October, 1800, where he was brought up and spent his 
earlv life. He was given a liberal education, and ordained 
lO the ministry of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in 183Q. 
He continued an active and faithful minister and missionary 
of that Church until the year 1843, when he united with the 
Presbyterian Chinch in Ireland, and was chosen pastor of 
a church near Newry, where he remained until his death. 
He lived under the reign of four British sovereigns, and 
died in Newry, Ireland, July 17, 1896, in the 96th year 
of his age. He was a minister of the gospel for a period 
of fifty-seven years, and at the time of his death he was the 
oldest minister in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. Rev. 
James Steen was married to Sarah Doran, of County Down, 
Ireland. To them were born seven children, three daughters 
and four sons. Two daughters and one son died very young. 
The following four children lived to maturity: 

/. — Edward James Steen, a son of the Rev. James and Sarah 
Doran Steen, died, unmarried, in the 24th year of his age. 

//.—Leopold Steen, a .son of the Rev. James and Sarah 
Doran Steen, was born and brought up in Ireland, but 
removed to Australia. He is unmarried. Residence, 
Adelaide, South Australia. 

///. — Frederick Charles Steen, a son of the Rev. James and 
Sarah Doran Steen, was born and brought up in Ireland. 
He is now — 1900 — unmarried. Residence, Newry, Ire- 
land. 

IV. — Clarissa Sarah Steen, a daughter of the Rev. James 
and Sarah Doran Steen, was born and brought up in Ire- 
land. vShe was married in 1883 to Frederick Rigsby, a 
leather merchant. To them were born eight children, 
three boys and five girls — all living in 1900. 

3. Margaret Steen, the third child and eldest daughter of 
William and Sarah Long Steen, was born at Fountain Hill, 
near Londonderry, Ireland, about 1803, where she was 
brought up. She was married to Thomas McElwee, of 
County Londonderry, Ireland, by whom she brought up a 
family of children. 

4. Dinah Steen, the fourth child and second daughter of 
William and Sarah Long Steen, was born at Fountain Hill. 



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BIOGRAPHY OF THE STKF,N FAMILY. 

near Londonderry, Ireland, about 1805. and was brought up 
there. She was married to a Mr. Floyd, her cousin, by 
whom she had a large family of children. They emigrated 
to America. 

. Matilda Steen, the fifth child and youngest daughter of 
William and Sarah Long Steen, was born at Fountain Hill, 
near Londonderry, Ireland, about 1808, where she was 
brought up and educated. She was married to a Mr. Irwin, 
of Londonderry. To them were born five children, two sons 
and three daughters. Residence, IvOndonderry, Ireland. 

/. — James Irwin, a son of Matilda Steen Irwin, was born in 
Londonderry, Ireland. He is married, and now — 1900 — 
living on the old place at Fountain Hill, near London- 
derry, Ireland, He has no children. 

//. — William John Irwin, a son of Matilda Steen Irwin, was 
born and brought up at Fountain Hill, near Londonderry, 
Ireland. He was married and removed to Australia, 
where he is engaged in the drapery business. Tie has no 
children. Residence, Geelong, Victoria, Australia. 

///. — One daughter of Matilda Steen Irwin was born and 
brouglit up at Londonderry, Ireland. She was married 
to James Lindsay, a grocery merchant. They have a large 
family. Residence, Melbourne, Australia. 

/r. — f\ — Two other daughters of Matilda Steen Irwin, who 
were born in Londonderry, Ireland, are now — 1900 — 
unmarried. Residence, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 



CHAPTER II. 



John Steen was born and brought up in Ireland, and was by 
occupation a farmer. He was married in Ireland, about 1770. 
to Elizabeth Cams, and came to America about 1777. They 
located in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, where he brought 
up a family of eight children, four boys and four girls, as follows: 



STEEN FAMILIES OE SCOTCH-[RISH DESCENT. 49 1 

I. — James Steen, the eldest son of John and Ehzal:)eth Cams 
Steen, was born in Ireland about 1772. He was brought by 
bis parents to America when about five years of age, and grew 
up to manhood in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. 

II. — John Steen, the second son of John and Elizabeth Cams 
Steen, was born in Ireland in 1775, and brought by his parents 
to America when a little child only about two^ years old. He 
lived with his parents and grew up to manhood in Cumberland 
County, Pennsylvania, and was a carpenter by trade. He was 
■iiarried near Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1819, to Mary David- 
son, she having been born near Carlisle, Cumberland County, 
Pennsylvania, about the year 1800. After his marriage he 
continued to live in Pennsylvania for about four years, or until 
about 1823, when they removed to Wayne County, Ohio, where 
they afterwards made their home. To them were born ten 
children, eight sons and two daughters, as follows: 

1. Emily Steen, the eldest child of John and Mary Davidson 
vSteen, was born near Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1820, and 
brought by her parents to their new home in Ohio when 
she was a small child. 

2. William Steen, the second child and eldest son of John and 
Mary Davidson Steen, was born near Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 
in 1822, and brought by his parents to their new home in 
Wayne County, Ohio, about the next year. 

3. John Steen, ihe third child and second son of John and 
Mary Davidson Steen, was born in Wayne County, Ohio, 
August 8, 1824, where he grew up to manhood. He was 
married to Catherine Chambers, she having been born in 
Crawford County, Ohio, in January, 1827. To them were 
born nine children, six of whom are still living in 1900, as 
follows : 

/. — Elias Steen, a son of John and Catherine Chambers 
Steen, was born near Bucyrus, Crawford County. Ohio, 
August 8, 1849, ^'""cl is by occupation a carpenter. He 
was married in Fmdlay, Ohio, September 3, 1871, to Sarah 
Ann Bare, she having been born near Bloomdale, Wood 
County, Ohio, May 6, 1854. Residence, Vanlue, Oh'o. 
To them were born four children. 

I John Benjamin Steen, the eldest child of Elias and 
Sarah Ann Bare Steen, was born May i, 1872 — a 
teacher. 



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BIOGRAPHY OF THF. STFKN FAMILY. 

2. Charles Milliard Steen, the second son ot Elias and 
Sarah Ann Bare Steen, was born February 23, 1874 — a 
teacher. 
?. James Allen Steen, the third son of Elias and Sarah Ann 

])are Steen. was born January 14, 1879 — a teacher. 
^. Albert Oscar Steen, the fourth and youngest son of 
Elias and Sarah Ann Bare Steen, was born January 5, 
1883 — a student. 
n . — Nathaniel Steen, a son of John and Catherine Chambers 

Steen, now — 1900 — resides at Vanlue, Ohio. 
///. — D. M. Steen, a son of John and Catherine Chambers 
Steen, now — 1900 — resides in Findlay, Elancock County, 
Ohio. 
IV . — Charles E. Steen, a son of John and Catherine Cham- 
bers Steen, now — 1900 — is a hardware merchant. Resi- 
dence, Findlay, Ohio. 
V . — E. A. Steen, a son of John and Catherine Chambers 

Steen, now — 1900 — resides in Findlay, Ohio, 
r/. — James M. Steen, a son of John and Catherine Chambers 
Steen, is now — 1900 — a hardware merchant. Resi- 
dence, Findlay, Ohio. 

4. Joseph Steen, the fourth child and third son of John and 
Mary Davidson Steen, was born and brought up in 
Wayne County, Ohio. He now — 1900 — lives in Crawford 
County, Ohio. 

5. James Steen, the fifth child and fourth son of John and 
Mary Davidson Steen, was born in Wayne County. Ohio, 
in September, 1828, where he spent his early life. His 
present residence, in 1900, is in Crawford County. 

6. David Steen, the sixth child and fifth son of John and Mary 
Davidson Steen, was born in Wayne County, Ohio, in 1830. 

7. Elizabeth Steen. the seventh child and second daughter of 
John and Mary Davidson vSteen, was born in Wayne County^ 
Ohio, in October, 1832. 

8. Samuel Steen, the eighth child and sixth son of John and 
Mary Davidson Steen, was born in Wayne County, Ohio, 
April 17, 1834. 

9. Nathaniel Steen, the ninth child and seventh son of John 
and Mary Davidson Steen, was born in Wayne County, 



STiii;N FAMILIES OF SCOTCH-IRISH DESCENT. 493 

Ohio, in May, 1836. He resides, in 1900, in Crawford 
County, Ohio. 

10. Moses Steen, the tenth child and eighth son of John and 
Mary Davidson Steen, was born in Wayne County, Ohio, 
in 1838. 

III. — Wilham Steen, the third son of John and Elizabeth Carus 
Steen, was probably born, soon after the arrival of his parents 
from Ireland, in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, about 
1778, where he spent his early life. He was twice married, 
and lived and died at Barkley's Row, in Cumberland County, 
Pennsylvania. He was the father of at least four children, 
two sons and two daughters, whose names are as follows: 

1. William Steen, born in Pennsylvania, and was still living 
in Illinois in 1898. 

2. John Steen, born in Pennsylvania, and died at Barkley's 
Row, September 7, 1897. He was married in Pennsylvania 
to Mary Steward, who died April 15, 188 1. They were th.e 
parents of ten children, all born in Cumberland County, 
Pennsylvania. 

/. — James Steen, born December 25, 1841, still living. 

//. — John Steen, still living. 

///. — Mary Ellen Steen, still living. 

ly. — Alice Steen, still living. 

V. — Mariette Steen, born March 12, 1844. She was 
married to James H. Ouinn, by whom she had eleven 
children, seven sons and four daughters, of whom two 
boys and three girls are dead. The names of the living 
are John, James, William, Charles, Ethel, residing in 
Denver, Colorado, and Harry, who joined the United 
States Navy. 

VI. — Kate Steen, born about 1853, and died about 1882. 

VII. — Jane Ann Steen, deceased. 

VI n. — Emily Steen, deceased. 

IX. — X. — Two other daughters, who are now dead. 

3. Emily Steen, who married a Mr. Ikelman, in 1865, and 
both are now dead. 

4. Elizabeth Steen, who married a Mr. Peters, of Harrisburgh, 
Pennsylvania, and died, leaving one child. 



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BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEKN FAMILY. 



IV. — David Steen. tlic fourtli son of John and Elizabeth Cams 
vSteen, was born near Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsyl- 
vania, probably about i/Bo, where he was brought up and 
spent his life. 

V. — Barbara Steen, the fifth child and eUlest daughter of John 
and Elizabeth Carus Steen, was born near Carlisle, in Cum- 
berland Countv, Pennsylvania, where she spent her life. 

Yi. — Elizabeth Steen, a daughter of John and Elizabeth Carus 
Steen, was born and brought up near Carlisle, Pennsylvania. 

Vll. — Emily Steen, a daughter of John and Elizabeth Carus 
Steen, was born and brought up near Carlisle, Pennsylvania. 

\'III. — Jane Steen, a daughter ot John and Elizabeth Carus 
Steen, was born and brought up near Carlisle, Pennsylvania. 
Three of the above daughters of John and Elizabeth 
Carus Steen were married to three brothers, whose names 
were John. James and Joseph Stuart. John Stuart was a 
Judge in the Courts oi Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, 
for manv vears. 



CHAPTER III. 



Arthur Steen was born in the North of Ireland, was married, 
and lived at Castle Wray, near Londonderry, where he brought 
up his family. At least three of his children came to America, 
two sons and one daughter. The eldest son came about 1830, 
and the others probably about 1839. They were all members 
and worshiped in the Protestant Episcopal Church during their 
lives. The following are the names of the children: 

I. — William Steen, a son of Arthur Steen, was born in Ireland, 
and emigrated to the United States of America, from Castle 
Wray, about the year 1830. He was married, and came first 
10 New York, and afterwards lived in Philadelphia for some 
time. He again removed to the South, and settled in Mobile, 
Alabama, where he diod shorth- after th.e Mexican War. After 



STEEX FAMILIES OE SCOTCH-IRISH DESCENT. 495, 

tiie death of William Steen, his widow and the large family 
which had been born to them retnrned to the North, and 
located in Brooklyn, Long Island, New York. Of this family, 
only three of the children are known to the writer of this record. 

1. Steen, a daughter of William Steen, was born 

about . She was married to John Cameron, about 

i860, an artist in the employ of Currier & Ives, publishers 
of lithographic pictures, ever since he was a boy — over 
sixty-five years in the service. Thev now — 1900 — reside 
on a small farm near Jamesport, Long Island. Suffolk 
County, New York. 

2. Benjamin S. Steen, Major of the Fourteenth New York 
National Guards, of Brooklyn, of which he is a veteran — 
and now Inspector ot the Custom House — is also a son 
of this William Steen. Residence, 65 Miller Avenue, 
Brooklyn. New York. 

1. — Catherine A. Steen. teacher. 65 Miller Avenue, Brooklyn, 

New York. 
II.— W. A. Steen, carpenter. 65 Miller Avenue, Brooklyn, 

New York. 

3. Edward Steen, probably a son of William Steen, a Sea Cap- 
tain on the route between New York and Richmond. Vir- 
ginia. Residence, 386 Green Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. 
/. — Dora H. Steen, a daughter of Edward Steen — same 

address. 
//. — John Steen, 448 Warren Street, Brooklyn, New York. 
///. — Andrew Steen, 448 Warren Street, Brooklyn, New 

York. 

II. — Mary Steen, a daughter of Arthur Steen, was born in Ire- 
land, and came to America. She died in New York City many 
years ago. 

III. — John Lamma Steen, a son of Arthur Steen, was born in 
Castle Wray, near Londonderry. Ireland, about 1785, and 
emigrated to America about 1838 or 1839. He was twice 
married, his first wife dying early. He was married a second 
time to Fanny Hood, she having been born in Donegal, Ire- 
land, and died in Oakfield, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, 
in 1858. To John L. Steen were born ten children, as follows, 
the first child being bv his first wife, and all the rest by his 
second wife, Fannv Hood Steen. 



4^6 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

J. Jane Steen. the eldest child, was born at Castle Wray, Ire- 
land, probably about 1810, came to America with her father, 
and was married to James Hayes, of New York City. 

2. Arthur Hood Steen, the second child, and the eldest son of 
John L. and Fanny Hood Steen, was born in Ireland, Feb- 
ruary 6, 1814, and died in Oakfield, Fond du Lac County, 
Wisconsin, .September 13, 1882, aged 68 years, 7 months 
and 7 days. He was married in New York City, January 3, 
1841, to Frances Filbey, she having- been born in England, 
and died in Oakfield. Wisconsin, August 13, 185 1. They 
lived for some time m Astoria, Long Island, New York, 
but removed to Oakfield, W^isconsin, where they spent the 
remainder of their lives. To them were born five children, 
as follows: 

/. — Frances Anne vSteen, the eldest child of Arthur H. and 
Frances Filbey Steen, was born March 7, 1844, and died 
February 18, 1881. in the 37th year of her age. 

//. — Mary Susanna vSteen. the second daughter of Arthur 
H. and Frances Filbey Steen, was born October 11, 1845. 

HI. — Joseph Filbey Steen, the third child and eldest son of 
Arthur H. and Frances Filbev Steen, was born July 17, 
1847. 

IV. — John Allen Steen, the fourth child and second son of 
Arthur H. and Frances Filbey Steen, was born Feb- 
luary i, 1840, and died May 8, 1878. aged 29 years, 3 
months and 7 days. 

/'. — Arthur Henry Steen. the fifth and youngest child of 
Arthur H. and Frances Filbey Steen, wa.«! born June 16. 
1850. He was graduated from Rush Medical College. 
Chicago. Illinois, February 14, 1874, and is engaged in 
the successful practice of medicine at Cottage Grove, 
Minnesota. Dr. Arthur H. Steen has in his possession 
the original Masonic jewel which was many years ago pre- 
sented to Robert Steen, and no doubt this jewel belonged 
to the parchment now in possession of George H. Steen, 
of Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Arthur H. Steen was married, 
April 9, 1887, *o Eva Perkins, she having been born in 
Canada, February 7. 1862. They have no children living. 
Residence, Cottage Grove, Minnesota. 



STIi:K^^' • yA-kiu'liS- of ••' £-COTCH-li(lSH ' DESCENT. 497 

3. Elizabeth Steen, the third child, the second by John L. and 
Fanny Hood Steen, was born in Ireland, and emigrated to 
America with her parents. She was married to Thomas 
Burns, and brought up a family of children. They have one 
son, Dr. J. W. Burns, who is Secretary of the Fond du Lac 
County Association. Residence, Oakfield, Wisconsin. 

4. Fanny vSteen, the fourth child, the third of John L. and 
Fanny Hood Steen, was born in Ireland, and died. 

,.5. Mary Steen, the fifth child, the third daughter of John L. 
and Fanny Hood .Steen, was born in Ireland in 1823, and 
brought to America by her parents. She was married by 
an Episcopal clergyman in New York, in 1844, to John 
Forsythe, he having been born in 1816. They afterwards 
removed to Wisconsin, where they brought up a family of 
eight children, five of whom are dead — only three sons 
remaining. Two sons are away from home, and the other 
one cultivates their large farm near Waucousta, Wisconsin. 
Mr. and Airs. John Forsythe are now — 1900 — in their old 
age, residing near Waucousta, Fond du Lac County, Wis- 
• consin. 

6. John Morris Steen, the sixth child, the fifth of John L. and 
Fanny Hood Steen, was born in Ireland, probably about 
1825, and died. 

7. Margaret Steen, the seventh child, the sixth of John L. and 
Fanny Hood Steen, was born in Ireland, probably about 
1828, and emigrated to America with her parents. She was 
married to a Mr. Thompson, and now (1900) resides at 
Dee River, New York. 

8. William vSteen, the eighth child, the seventh of John L. and 
Fanny Hood Steen, was born in Ireland, probably about 
1830, and diea, J. F. Steen, of Oakfield, Wis., is probably 
a son of his. 

9. Anne Steen, the ninth child, the eighth of John L. and 
Fanny Hood Steen, was horn in Ireland, probably about 
1832, and died. 

10. Robert Lyman Steen, the tenth child of John L. Steen, 
but the ninth child of John L. and Fanny Hood Steen, was 
born in Castle Wray, near Londonderry. Ireland. May 12, 
1834, and died in Walla Walla, Washington, February 19. 

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498 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STHCN FAMILY. 

1899, in the 65th year of his age. He was extensively 
engaged in the mercantile and railroad business, and resided 
at different times in New Lisbon, Wisconsin ; La Crosse, Wis- 
consin, and Marion. Iowa. He was married in New Lisbon, 
Wisconsin, March 5, 1859, to Katheryn Callahan, she having 
been born in Geneva, New York, December 23, 1842, and 
died in Marion, Iowa, November 11, 1894. in the 52d year 
of her age. To them were born the nine following children: 

/. — Herbert Lesley Steen, the eldest son of Robert L. and 
Katheryn Callahan Steen, was born at La Crosse, Wiscon- 
sin, December 27, 1859. He is connected with the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. He was mar- 
ried, at New Lisbon, Wisconsin, April 26, 1883, to Carrie 
Leight. Residence, Delmar, Iowa. To them were born 
the following children: 

1. Charles Lesley Steen was born in New Lisbon, Wis- 
consin, October 5, 1884, and died October 19, 1884. 

2. Irma Minnie Steen was born in Louisa, Iowa, January 
10, 1886. 

J. William Ray Steen was born in Delmar, Iowa, August 
7, 1891. 
//. — Lillian Beatrice Steen, the second child and eldest- 
daughter of Robert L. and Katheryn Callahan Steen, was 
born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, March 13, 1861, and resides 
with her brothers in Chicago. Illinois. 

///. — Horace Arthur Steen, the third child and second son 
of Robert L. and Katheryn Callahan Steen, was born at 
La Crosse, Wisconsin, December 18, 1862. He is con- 
nected with the Great Northern Railway Company. Resi- 
dence, Kerkhoven, Swift County, Minnesota. He was 
married at Portage City, Wisconsin, June 28, 1893, to 
Emma Frundt, she having been born in Portage City, 
Wisconsin, September 6, 1868. To them were born the 
following: 
I Harold Horace Steen was born in Cayuga, North 

Dakota. April 12, 1894. 
2. Gladys Katheryn Steen was born at Kerkhoven, Min- 
nesota, September 21, 1895. 
5. Myrtle Dorothy Steen was born at Kerkhoven, Minne- 
sota, July 27, 1897. 



STKEN FAMILIES OF SCOTCH-IRISH DFSCFNT. 499 

IP\ — Laura Harmony Steen, the fourth child and second 
daughter of Robert L. and Katheryn Callahan Steen, was 
born at ha Crosse, Wisconsin, October 26, 1866. She 
resides with her brothers in Chicago, Illinois. 

V. — Minnie May Steen, the fifth child and third daughter of 
Robert L. and Katheryn Callahan Steen, was born at 
La Crosse, Wisconsin, October 6, 1868. She was married 
at Marion, Iowa, June 5, 1889, to William Elijah Elliott, 
he having been born at Marion, Iowa, November 28, 1866. 
He is now — 1900 — the manager of "The Elliott Button 
Fastener Company," and also Secretary and foreign rep- 
resentative of the National Machine Company. Resi- 
dence, Grand Rapids, Michigan. To Wm. E. and Minnie 
Steen Elliott were Ijorn the following: 

1. A daughter born at Marion, Iowa, February 25, 1891. 
and died the same day. 

2. A son born at Grand Rapids, Michigan, July 15, 1894, 
and died July 19, 1894. 

VI. — George Henry Steen, the sixth child and third son of 
Robert L. and Katheryn Callahan Steen, was born at New 
Lisbon, Wisconsin, August 6, 1870. He is now — 1900 — 
connected with the Chicago and Northwestern Railway 
Company. His sister writes that he is now in possession 
of an old parchment which was given by his Grandfather 
Steen to his father, probably because his name was Robert 
Steen. It may possibly indicate relationship with the 
Robert Steen of Book One. She says: "It is a certificate 
of membership in good standing of Robert Steen in a 
certain Masonic Lodge, in a certain place, dating, if I 
remiember correctly, some time in 1700. I saw the paper 
a few weeks ago (1899), while in Chicago, and pored over 
it some time, but failed to m.ake out the place, as the 
writing had become so indistinct." George H. Steen 
resides at 1224 West Adams Street, Chicago, Illinois. 

VII. — Eldridge Robert Steen, the seventh child and fourth 
son of Robert L. and Katheryn Callahan Steen, was born 
at New Lisbon, Wisconsin, May 14, 1872. He is con- 
nected with the "Singer Sewing Machine Company. '^ 
Residence, Chicago, Illinois. 



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BIOGRArHY Ol' THK STKEX FAMILY. 

/ '111. — 7X. — Fred Edwin Steen, and Frank Charles Steen, 
the eighth and ninth children, and the fifth and sixth sons 
of Robert L. and Katheryn Callahan Steen, were born in 
New Lisbon, Wisconsin, October 26, 1877. They are 
now — 1900 — connected with the Bushnell Reaper 
Works. Residence, Chicago, Illinois. 



CHAPTER IV. 



William Steen, a silk weaver by occupation, was born in the 
North of Ireland in 1813. He had at least two brothers and one 
sister, i. e., Archibald Steen, John Steen and Rachel Steen, who 
removed to Scotland, where they made their home. William 
Steen was married about 1839 to Eliza J. McClaine, who was 
born in the North of Ireland in 1810. They early removed to 
America and located permanently in New York City. To them 
were born five children. 

T. — Alexander Steen, the eldest child of William and Eliza J. 
Steen, was born in the North of Ireland, October 20, 1840, 
and was brought by his parents to America. He died in New 
York City, and was buried in Sypes Hill cemetery. 

II. — James Steen, the second son of William and Eliza J. Steen. 
was born in the North of Ireland, May 18, 1843, a"cl was 
brought by his parents to America. He was married in the 
Presbyterian Church, corner Twenty-eighth Street and Ninth 
Avenue, New York City, September 7, 1864, to Eliza Cecelia 
Sheridan, she having been born June 22, 1846. To them were 
born six children. Residence, 350 West Forty-second Street, 
New York, Ncvn' York. 

1. Anna Steen, the eldest child ol James and Eliza C. Steen, 
was born in New York City, June 25, 1867. 

2. Eliza Cecelia Steen, the second daughter of James and Eliza 
C. Steen, was born in New York City, September 25, 1869. 

3. Francis William Steen, the third child and eldest son of 
James and Eliza C. Steen, was born in New York City, June 
30, 1872. 



STe;i;n FAMIIvlES .01' SCOTCH-IRISH DE^SCENT. 501^ 

4. Alexander Steen, the fourth child and second son of James 
and Eliza C. Steen, was born in New York City, December 
18, 1874. , 

5. James Steen, the fifth child and third son of James and Eliza 
C. Steen, was born in New York City, November 19, 1876. 

6. Florence Rebecca Steen, the sixth child and third daughter 
of James and Eliza C. Steen, was born in New York City 
November 9, 1885. 

III. — William John Steen, the third son of William and Eliza J. 
Steen, was born in the North of Ireland, October 20, 1844, and 
brought by his parents to America. He died in New York 
City, and was buried in Sypes Hill cemetery. 

IV. — Martha Steen, the fourth child and elder daughter of Wil- 
. iiam and Eliza J. Steen, was born September 12, 1846. She 
died in New York City, and was buried in Sypes Hill ceme- 
tery. 

V. — Janet Steen, the fifth child and second daughter of William 
and Eliza Jane McClaine Steen, was born August 7, 1848. She 
died in New York City, and was buried in Sypes Hill cemetery. 



CHAPTER V. 



Thomas Steen was born in County Antrim, Ireland, where he 
was married, brought up his family, lived and died. After his 
death, in 1849, his wife and children removed to Scotland, where 
they remained for five years. In 1854 they came to New York 
City, where Mrs. Steen died the same year, and was buried in 
Greenwood cemetery, Brooklyn, New York. To Thomas Steen 
and his wife were born three children. 

I. — Robert Steen, the eldest child of Thomas Steen, was born 
in County Antrim, Ireland, in 1835, and died in New York City, 
September 6, 1888, in the 53d year of his age. His body was 
laid to rest in Greenwood cemetery, by the side of his mother, 
and two of his children. He was a devout and earnest Presby- 
terian Christian, and died as he lived, in the hope of a blessed 



502 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STF.EN FAMILY. 

immortality. Robert Steen came to New York with his mother 
and the family, in 1854, when he was 19 years of age. He 
was married in New York City, January 30, 1858, to Rose A. 
Brady, a daughter of Thomas and Bridget Denning Brady, 
she having been born in Killenkare, County Cavan, Ireland, 
November i, 1839. Residence, 97 King Street, New York 
City. To Thomas and Rose A. Steen were born four children, 
two of whom, a son and a daughter, died, and are buried in 
Greenwood cemetery. The other children are as follows : 

1. Thomas Steen, a son of Robert and Rose A. Steen, was born 
in New York City, January 16, 1862. Residence, 97 King 
Street, New York, New York. 

2. Robert J. Steen, a son of Robert and Rose A. Steen, was 
born in New York City, March 25, 1867. Residence, 97 
King Street, New York, New York. 

II. — Matilda Steen, the second child and eldest daughter of 
Thomas Steen, was born in County Antrim, Ireland, about 
1838, and came to New York from Scotland in 1854, when 
she was about 16 years of age. She was married in New York 
City to a Mr. Meloy. She died in Jersey City, New Jersey, in 
1875, leaving two children, 

1. William L. Meloy, and 

2. Matilda Meloy, both of whom are now married and have 
families of their own. 

III. — Nancy Steen, the third child and second daughter of 
Thomas Steen. was born in County Antrim, Ireland, about 
1840. After her father's death, in 1849, she removed with her 
mother and family to Scotland, and in 1854 to New York City. 
She afterwards returned to Scotland, and was married to a Mr. 
Montgomery. 



CHAPTER VI. 



John Steen was born in Culmore, near Londonderry, Ireland, 
about 1770, and died in 1840, aged about 70 years. He was mar- 
ried to Ellen Hays, by whom he had four children. After her 
death he was married a second time to Katherine Boyle, she 



STKUN FAMILIES OF SCOTCH-IRISH DESCENT. 503 

having been born about 1791, and died in 1843, aged about 52 
years. To Jolm Steen and his second wife were born six children, 

I. — John Steen, the eldest son of John and Ellen Hays Steen, was 
born near Moville, Ireland, about 1809. After his mother's 
death he came to America, and lived near Philadelphia, in tlie 
employment of the government, before the Civil War. He aft- 
erwards went to Alaska on a sailing expedition, and was not 
heard from. 

II. — James Steen, the second son of John and Ellen Hays Steen, 
was born near Moville, Ireland, about 181 1, and died in 
Wilmington, Delaware, in 1880, aged 69 years. He also came 
to America after his mother's death, and located in Wilming- 
ton, Delaware. He was married in Wilmington, Delaware, 
about 1836, to Mary Cook. To them, was born one child, as 
follows : 

I. John Steen, a son of James and Mary Cook Steen, was born 
in Wilmington, Delaware, about 1846, where he still resides. 
He is married and has one child. 

III. — Thomas Steen, the third son of John and Ellen Hays Steen, 
was born near Moville, Ireland, about 1814, where he continued 
to make his home until his death. He was by occupation a 
fisherman upon the sea. He was married to a Miss Dobbins, 
To them were born two children. 

1. Isaac Steen. 

2. Annie Steen. 

IV. — Katherine Steen, the fourth child and only daughter of John 
and Ellen Hays Steen, was born near Moville, Ireland, about 
18 18. She removed to America and was married in Hartford, 
Connecticut, to William Pierce. To them one child was born, 
as follows : 

I. Katherine Pierce, a daughter of William and Katherine 
Steen Pierce, was born in Hartford, Connecticut. She was 
married in 1882 to Ed. Reisel. To them were born five 
children. Residence, Hartford, Connecticut. 

V. — Jane Steen, the fifth child and second daughter of John Steen, 
the eldest child by his second wife, Katherine Boyle Steen, was 
born near Moville, Ireland, about 1824, and died in Newark, 
Ohio, in 1870. She removed to the United States of America, 
and was married in Newark, Ohio, to John Pierce, who was 



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BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 



killed in. the Civil War. To them were born two children, as 
follows: 

1. Rebecca Pierce. 

2. Mamie Pierce. 

After their mother's death these children went to Hartford, 
Connecticut, to the family of William Pierce. 

VI. — Rosanna Stecn, the sixth child and third daughter of John 
Steen, the second child by his second wife, Katherine Boyle 
Steen, was born near Moville, Ireland, about 1828, and came to 
America with her sister in 1862. She first lived in Hartford, 
Connecticut, and afterwards removed to Newark, Ohio, where 
she was married to William J. Conley, baggage master at the 
railway station. To them were born four children. Resi- 
dence, Newark. Ohio. 

VII. — Matilda Steen, the seventh child of John Steen, the third 
by. his second wife, Katherine Boyle Steen, was born near 
Moville, Ireland, and came tO America in 1862. She went to 
Hartford, Connecticut, and lived with her sister for a few years 
She was married, in 1868, to John Coombs, a nurseryman and 
fruit-grower. To them were born three children. Residence, 
Hartford, Connecticut. ' -- 

1. Mamie Coombs. 

2. Katie Coombs. ' 

3. Joseph Coom.bs. 

VIII. — Margaret Steen, the eighth child of John Steen, and the 
fourth daughter by his second wife, Katherine Boyle Steen, was 
born in 1847, near Moville, Ireland, one mile toward London- 
derry, near the water front overlooking the sea. She came 
with her brothers to America in 1864, landing at New York, 
and going at once to Hartford, Connecticut. She afterwards 
removed to the home of her eldest half-sister, in Newark, Ohio, 
where she died in 1866, aged about IQ years. 

IX. — Andrew Steen, the ninth child of John Steen, the fifth child 
and eldest son of his second wife, Katherine Boyle Steen, was 
born near Moville, Ireland, in 1849, '^"tl came to America in 
1864 with his sister Margaret and his brother William. Pie 
went to Hartford, Connecticut, and resided two years with his 
half-brother, then joined the United States army and served 
three years, principally in the Southern States, being honorably 



STEliN FAAIILlES OF SCOTCH-IRISH DESCENT. 505 

discharg-ed in Texas in 1869. He was employed in a hat and 
fur store in Hartford, Connecticut, from 1870 to 1.876, and in a 
nursery and greenhouse from 1877 to 1879. He was employed 
m iron foundries in Galveston, Texas ; Chicago, Illinois, and 
Omaha, Nebraska, from 1880 to 1886; Portland, Oregon, 1886 
to 1889; Stockton, California, 1889 to 1895, and Denver, Col- 
orado, since July, 1895. 
X. — William Steen, the tenth and youngest child of John Steen, 
the sixth child by his second wife, Katherine Boyle Steen, was 
born near Moville, Ireland, in 185 1. He came to America in 
1864 with his brother and his sister Margaret. He remained 
for a while in Hartford, Connecticut, and then went to his half- 
brother James, at Wilmington, Delaware, where he continued 
to reside. He worked at dredging for oysters, and owned his 
own boat. He died in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1869, aged 18 
vears. 



CHAPTER VII. 



C. N. Steen was the son of a Robert Steen, and born in Ire- 
land (probably about t8c8). He was married in Ireland to Eliza- 
beth McGarey, about 1833, and brought up his family in Ireland. 
To them were born five children. 

I. — Robert Steen, the eldest child of C. N. and Elizabeth McGarey 
Steen^ was born in County Monaghan, Ireland, August, 11, 
1835, and died in Ireland, April 10, 1875, in the 40th year of his 
age. He was married on Shrove Tuesday, 1863, in County 
Monaghan, Ireland, to Margaret Kelley, a daughter of William 
Kelley, she having been born in Derry Bush, County Mona- 
ghan, Ireland, and now resides at 82 Horatio Street, New York 
City, New York. To them were born eight children. 

1. William vSteen, the eldest child of Robert and Margaret 
Kelley Steen, was born in Ireland, March 24, 1864, and died 
in October, 1867. 

2. Katherine Steen, the second child and eldest daughter of 
Robert and Margaret Kelley Steen, was born in Ireland, 
September 28, 1865. and died in July, 1867. 



5o6 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

3. Elizabeth Steen, the third child and second daughter of 
Robert and Margaret Kelley Steen, was born in Ireland, 
February 21, 1867. Residence, 82 Horatio Street, New 
York City, New York. 

4. Sarah Steen. the fourth child and third daughter of Robert 
and Margaret Kelley Steen, was born in Ireland, November 
18, 1868. Residence, 82 Horatio Street, New York, New 
York. 

5. Robert Steen, the fifth child and second son of Robert and 
Margaret Kelley Steen, was born in Ireland about 1870, and 
died in infancy. 

6. Robert Steen (2nd), the sixth child and third son of Robert 
and Margaret Kelley Steen, was born in Ireland about 187 1, 
and died soon afterwards. 

7. Thomas Steen, the seventh child and fourth son of Robert 
and Margaret Kelley Steen, was born in Ireland about 1873, 
and died. 

8. Infant son. the eighth child of Robert and Margaret Kelley 
Steen, was born in Ireland about 1875. ^^^^ *^i^d in infancy. 

II. — Richard Steen, the second son of C. N. and Elizabeth Mc- 
Garey Steen, was born in County Monaghan, Ireland, probably 
about 1837. He was married to Bridget McGarey, and died 
from consumption in 1877, when about 40 years of age. To 
them were born two children. 

1. Richard Steen, a son of Richard and Bridget McGarey 
Steen, was born probably about 1861. Residence, 629 East 
Twelfth Street. New York, New York. 

2. William Steen, a son of Richard and Bridget McGarey 
Steen, was born probably about 1863. Residence, 629 East 
Twelfth Streetj New York; New York. 

HI.— William Steen, the third son of C. N. and EHzabeth Mc- 
Garey Steen, was born on the Town Land of Cornline, in 
County Monaghan, Ireland, October 20, 1844. He was by 
occupation "an enamel worker." He was married in the 
Church of the Nativity, New York City, April 27, 1873, to 
Hannah McGrath, a full cousin of his brother Robert Steen's 
Y.'ife, a daughter of John and Sarah M. McGrath, she having 
been born at Castleblaney, County Monaghan, Ireland, in 1841. 
William Steen left his home. No. 30 Brown Street, New York 
City, December 25, 1878, well and happy, to visit his brother. 



STEDN FAMIIvlES OP SCOTCH-IRISH DESCENT. 507 

ihen living on Twelfth Street, between Avenues C and D, and 
was never afterwards seen or heard from by his family. Search 
for him was diligently made, and in twelve months the report 
•of his loss was made by the city authorities, which is now upon 
record. He was the father of three children. His widow, Mrs. 
Hannah McGrath Steen, now resides at 2385 Hofifman Street, 
Fordham, New York, New York. 

1. Sarah Steen, the eldest child of William and Hannah Mc- 
Grath Steen, was born in New York City, April 24, 1874. 

2. John Steen, the second child and only son of William and 
Hannah McGrath Steen, was born in New York City, April 
I, 1876. 

3. Mary Steen, the third child and the younger daughter of 
William and Hannah McGrath Steen, was born in New 
York City, May 25, 1879. Family residence, 2385 Hofifman 
Street, Fordham, New York, New York. 

IV. — John Steen, the fourth son of C. N. and Elizabeth McGarey 
Steen, was born in County Monaghan, Ireland, probably about 
1846. He resided in New York City, and died early in 1881, 
aged about 35 years. 

v. — Katherine Steen, the only daughter, the fifth and youngest 
child of C. N. and Elizabeth McGarey Steen, was born in 
County Monaghan, Ireland, probably about 1849. 



The following persons, not given elsewhere, reside in New 
York City: 

1. Henry Steen, carpenter, 235 East I02d Street, New York, 
New York. 

2. Jacob Steen, 205 East 73d Street, New York, New York. 

3. James Steen, cigar dealer, 1845 Amsterdam Avenue, New 
York, New York. 



Sallie Pate Steen wrote an interesting story, entitled "Burt 
Colby's Assistant," which was published in "The Youth's Com- 
panion," of Boston, Massachusetts, December 24, 189 1. 



5p8 BIOGRAPHY GF THE STEHN FAMILY. 

Rev. Frederick J. Steen, a son of Christian A. and Julia 
Steen, was born in New York in September, 1867. He was 
graduated from the University of Toronto, receiving the degree 
of B.A. in 1888, and M.A. in 1890. He studied theology in 
WyclifTe College, Toronto, and was ordained a deacon in the 
Protestant Episcopal Church in 1893, and a priest in 1894. He 
served a church in Berlin for three years, and was then ap- 
pointed Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Apologetics in 
Montreal Theological College. In 1897 he became special 
preacher in Christ's Church, Montreal. Residence, Montreal, 
Ontario, Canada. 



William Steen was a sen of Thomas and Emily Steen, and 
lived in Yicksburgh, Mississippi. His wife's name was 
Amanda, and they had four sons, as follows: i. William Steen. 
2. James Steen. 3. Cornelius Steen. 4. Henry Steen, who 
was born in Vicksburgh, Mississippi, July 26, 1871, and has 
been absent from the old home for several years. Residence, 
Denver, Colorado. 



Alexander Steen lived in the vicinity of Belfast, Ireland, and 
brought up his family there. He had a son whose name wa.s — 
1. — William James Steen, who brought up his family in the 
same locality. He had a son — 

I. William Steen, who spent the greater portion of his life 
in Belfast, where the family resided. He has a son still 
living whose name is — 

/.—William Steen, who is now (1900) in the Northern 
Bank of Ireland. 



CHAPTER VIII. 



William M. vSteen was born in Dublin, Ireland, and removed 
to the United States of America about 1780. He was married to 
Elizabeth Breckinridge, called "Peggy," and located upon a farm 



STE;eN FAMILIliS OF SCOTCII-TRISH DESCENT. 5O9 

in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. To them were born at 

least four children. 

I. — William M. vSteen, Jr., a son of William M. and Elizabeth 
Breckinridge Steen, was born in Allegheny County, Pennsyl- 
vania, in 1790, and brought up on his father's farm. He was 
married in 1815 to Margaret Thompson, a daughter of Alex- 
ander and Elizabeth Thompson, who were born in Tipperary, 
Ireland, about 1765, emigrated to America, and located upon a 
farm in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, near where the city of 
Titusville now stands. Margaret Thompson was born near 
Pleasantville, Pennsylvania, July 19, 1795, and in 1896 was still 
living near that place, in the I02d year of her age. A letter 
from her son to the writer says: 

"William M. Steen once owned a farm of three hundred acres 
in Butler County, Pennsylvania, which he traded for a tract of 
five hundred acres, which included the site where Pithole City 
was afterwards built. After the death of William M. Steen his 
wife traded that tract of land for a farm on Sugar Creek. This 
was before the great oil excitement in Pennsylvania, and the 
farm at Pithole afterv/ards brought an enormous sum of money, 
the celebrated V. S. oil well being located upon it, which alone 
produced about three thousand barrels a day." 
He says again: 

"William M. and Margaret Thompson Steen were the parents 
of eighteen children — nine boys and nine girls — all of them 
except four being still alive (1896). Eight of their sons enlist- 
ed in the army during the American Civil War, and each faith- 
fully served his country for four years, during which time they 
became very widely scattered. They were all in the first battle 

. of Bull Run,, in 1861,. but never met again during the war." 

The following are the names of the children of William M. 
and Margaret Thompson Steen (except two whose names are 
. not given, and who probably died in infancy): 

1. Joseph Clark Steen, born in 18 16. 

2. Alexander T. Steen, born in 1818. 

3. John N. Steeen, born in 1820. 

4. Jesse E. Steen. born in 1822. 

5. Amos Steen, born in 1823. 

6. Christian Steen, born in 1824. 

7. George Steen, born in 1826. 



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BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 



8. James A. Steen, born in 1827. 

9. Elizabeth Steen, born in 1829. 
TO. Margaret Steen, born in 1831. 

] I. Esther Ann Steen, born in 1832. 

12. Jane Steen, born in 1834. 

13. Matilda Steen, born in 1838. 

14. Christina Steen, born in 1840. 

15. Mary Ann Steen, born in 1842. 

16. William M. Steen, the youngest child of William M. and 
Margaret Thompson Steen, was born on the "Steen farm,'^ 
near Pleasantville, Venango County, Pennsylvania, July 19, 
1844. He was married by the Rev. J. R. Lindsay, January 
24, 1873, to Esther Beers, she having been born in 1856. 
To them have been born "twenty children," so says the "Oil 
City Derrick,"' a newspaper published in the city in which 
thev live. This William M. Steen (whose father and grand- 
father are reported as having the same name) served as a 
private soldier for two years and a half in the 69th Regiment, 
New York Volunteers, and one and one-half years in Com- 
pany E, 57th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers. He 
was wounded in the battles at Antietam, Gettysburgh, the 
Wilderness, and Yellow Tavern, in front of Petersburgh. He 
is a member of Stowe Post, G. A. R., of Tidioute, Pennsyl- 
vania, and a pensioner. Residence, Oil City, Pennsylvania. 

II. — Robert vSteen, a son ot William M. and Elizabeth Breckin- 
ridge Steen, was born in Allegheny County. Pennsylvania, 
about 1793, and removed to the West in early life. 

HI. — Christie Ann Steen, a daughter of William M. and Elizabeth 
Breckinridge Steen, was born near Pittsburgh, in Allegheny 
County, Pennsylvania, about 1796. She lived in Butler 
County, Pennsylvania, and owned a farm. 

IV. — Ibbie Steen, a daughter of William M. and Elizabeth Breck- 
inridge Steen, was born near Pittsburgh, in Allegheny County,. 
Pennsylvania, about 1799. She also lived in Butler County,. 
Pennsylvania, and owned a large farm there. 



:te;en families of scotch-Irish descent. 511 
CHyVPTER IX. 



Other Steens in Texas. 



Judge John A. Steen, of Paint Rock, Concho County, TexaS;. 
writes: 

"I came into Texas in i860, and have met several Steens and 
heard of several m.ore. They figured considerably in the early 
history of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. The old ones are 
mostly dead, but their descendants are yet to be found. They are 
all of Scotch-Irish destent; I saw several Steens when in Bragg's 
army, east of the Mississippi, but do not know their place of resi- 
dence. Major Steen, an old settler at Beeville, Bee County, 
Texas, a prominent and noted character, was, I think, from Louis- 
iana. Judge Max Steen was killed in Old Mexico about 1891. 
He was a judge m one of the southern counties of Texas. There 
was a John Steen in Bosque County, Texas, years ago. Also, the 
family of C. C. Steen, known as the 'Kit Steen' family. He 
also had a brother Abe Steen, and a sister who married a Mr. 
Bennett, living somewhere in the Indian Territory, I think in the 
Choctaw^ Nation. The Steens in Bosque County, Texas, are the 
children of John Steen and George Steen, who came intO' the 
State from Southeast Missouri. I knew George Steen well dur- 
ing th« war. John Steen was killed there. I have heard different 
reports concerning it, as that he was mobbed as a spy, and that 
he Was killed by the Ind''ans, but I never did know the truth of the 
matter. At any rate, I hear that he was a good man, and that his 
sons were good men. Richard C. Steen belongs, I think, to a 
difj^erent family than the Steen's Creek Steens, of which you 
wrote. That is, they are not closely connected, but still are of the 
same stock of the early Steens of that country. They lived near 
Steenston. Lowndes County, Mississippi, but over the line in 
Alabama." 

Jefferson William Steen was born and brought up in Madi- 
son County, Mississippi, and died in Texas in March, 1885. He 
had Iwo brothers, Thomas Steen and David Steen ; both are 
dead, but their families are living cither in Madison or in Hinds 



5^^ 



BIOGRAPHY OF THE STlCHN FAxMIl^Y. 



County, Mississippi. Jefferson William Steen was married and 
iM-ought up a family ot nine children — eight sons and one daugh- 
ter, all still living in 1899. His eldest son is Charles Steen, whose 
post-ofifice address is Cobb, Freestone County, Texas, and his sev- 
enth child is Richard C. Steen, of Mexia, Texas, who has resided 
there since 1884, selling goods for his brother-in-law, F. G. Rob- 
ertson, the merchant. 

Richard Steen, a part of whose fatiiily settled in Texas, was 
born in North Carolina, but lived, brought up his family, and d'.ed 
in Missouri. He was married to Juda McCarrell, and had a fam- 
ily of eight children, four sons and four daughters, as follows: 

I. — James Steen. 

H. — George Steen, who came into Texas in early life. 

IH. — John Brannon Steen, who came into Texas and was killed 
there. 

IV. — William Steen, the only one of the children of Richard and 
Juda Steen, now living (^1899). Residence, Marshfield, Mis- 
souri. 

V. — Elvira Steen. 

VI. — Margaret Steen. 

VII. — Rebecca Steen. 

VIII.— Maria Steen. 

John Brannon Steen, the third cliild of Richard and Juda 
McCarrell Steen, as given in the above list, was born in Stod- 
dard County, Missouri, October 17, 1837, and early removed 
into Texas. He was married, Decem.ber 11, 1858, to Parmelia 
T. Roper, and brought up a family of children in Texas, three 
of whom are still living in 1900, as follows: 

1. J. R. Steen, whose residence is near Towle P. O., Bosque 
County, Texas. 

2. Josie Steen Craig, who resides at Sherman, Grayson County, 
Texas. 

3. George J. Steen, who was born in Texas October 17, 1865, 
and was married November 13, 1884, to Nellie Wood, she 
having been born in Texas February 15, 1867. They reside 
on a farm near Towle P. O., Bosque County, Texas. To 
tliem were born the following children: 



STEKN FAMILIES OF SCOTCH-IRISH DESCENT. 513 

/. — Newton Steen was born December 22, 1885, and died 

November 14, 1886. 
//. — Ada Steen was born June 2, 1887, and died November 

10, 1889. 
///. — Wessie Steen w? s born August 30, 1889. 
IV. — Jennie Steen was born May 26, 1891. 
V. — Bertie Steen was born July 14, 1893. 
FI. — Susie Steen was born August 3, 1895. 
VII. — Beulah Steen was born March 7, 1897. 



(33) 



BOOK NINETEEN. 



MISCELLANEOUS STEEN FAMILIES FROM SCAN- 
DINAVIA (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Etc.) 



The Coat of Arms of this branch is the "Head, Neck and Breast 
of the Phoenix Bird in Gold." 



C?IAPTER I. 



Rasmus Jansen Stcen, the son of a government ship builder, 
was born in Svendborg, Island of Fuenen, probably about 1786- 
He was married about 181 5 to Helena Keppelgard, to whom were 
born several children, who, like their father and their grand- 
father, were fond of a seafaring life. 

I. — Richard Christian Steen, the eldest son of Rasmus Jansen 
and Helena Keppelgard Steen, was born in North Germany, 
probably about 1817. 

II. — Maria Madeline Steen, the second child and eldest daughter 
of Rasmus Jansen and Helena Keppelgard Steen, was born in 
North Germany, probably about 1820. 

III. — Asmus Frederick Steen, the third child and second son of 
Rasmus Jansen and Helena Keppelgard Steen, was born in 
Cappeln, North Germany, April 2, 1822. He came to America 
in 1838, when only about sixteen years of age. He worked at 
ship building in Chicago, Muskegon, St. Louis and New 
Orleans. He afterwards went to sea as a ship carpenter, and 
visited nearlv every seaboard nation, then returned to America 
. (514) 



MISCE:LLANE0US SCANDINAVIAN FAMILIES. 515 

and located in New York City. He afterwards purchased a 
home in Haddam, Connecticut, where he still resides. He was 
married, April 29, 1849. to Elizabeth May Allbar, to whom three 
children were born, as follows: 

1. .Alphonso Charles Steen, the eldest child of Asmus Frederick 
and Elizabeth May Allbar Steen, was born in London, Eng- 
land, January 16, 1854. He was married at 334 East Ninth 
Street, New York City, January 6, 1876, to Katherine Amelia 
Marsh, she having been born in Newark, New Jersey, June 
7, 1854. Residence, 1019 East 136th Street, New York City. 
To them were born six children. 

/. — Sarah Elizabeth Steen, the eldest child of Alphonso C. 

and Katherine Amelia Steen, was born in New York City. 

April 6, 1877. 
//. — Edward Charles Steen, the second child and eldest son 

of Alphonso C. and Katherine Amelia Steen, was born in 

Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, October 11, 

1879. 
///. — Lillian Victoria Steen, the third child and second 

daughter of Alphonso C. and Katherine Amelia Steen, was 

born in New York City, December 3, 1882. 
IF. — William Haddon Steen, the fourth child and second 

son of Alphonso C. and Katherine Amelia Steen, was 

born in New York City, January 3, 1884. 
V. — Joseph Alphonso Steen, the fifth child and third son of 

Alphonso C. and Katherine Amelia Steen, was born in 

New York City, October 13, 1887. 
VI. — Martha Freeman Steen, the sixth child and third 

daughter of Alphonso Charles and Katherine Amelia 

Steen, was born in New York City, November 7, 1889. 

2. Joe Leon Spurgeon Steeri, the second son of Asmus Fred- 
erick and Elizabeth May Allbar Steen, was born February 2, 
1858. He is a good mechanic, but when tired of life on shore 
would rather go to sea and work ar half the wages, visiting 
different counties and peoples. Residence, Haddam, Con- 
necticut. 

3. Asmus Haddon Steen, the third son of Asmus Frederick 
and Elizabeth May Allbar Steen, was born in Haddam, Con- 
necticut, February 12, i860. Residence, Jersey City, New 
Jersey. 



5l6 BIOGRAPHY OF THE) STKEN FAMI1.Y, 

I\'. — Charles August Steen, the fourth child and third son of 
Rasmus Jansen and Helena Keppelgard Steen, was born in 
North Germany about 1824. 

V. — William Steen, the fifth child and fourth son of Rasmus Jan- 
sen and Helena Keppelgard Steen, was born in North Germany 
about 1827. He went out in a ship which was lost at sea, and 
was never heard from afterwards. 

VI. — Johannes Steen, the sixth child and youngest son of Rasmus 
Jansen and Helena Keppelgard Steen, was born in North Ger- 
many about 1829. He also took to the sea, and after sailing 
the Spanish main for several years, went to California at the 
time of the gold excitement there. From thence he went to 
Oregon, and afterwards to New York City, from whence, in 
1856, he sailed for Europe as chief officer of one of the largest 
vessels then afloat, and with the intention of visiting his aged 
mother. But one m.orning on the voyage, as he stood beside 
his commander, he was washed overboard by a heavy sea 
sweeping across the vessel. 



CHAPTER H. 



Carl Ludwig Steen was born in Magdeburg, Prussia, in 
1785, and emigrated fo Norway about 1805. He was married in 
Norway to a Miss Kirsten, to whom were born four children, as 
follows : 

I. — William Steen, the eldest son of Carl Ludwig Steen and his 
wife, formerly a Miss Kirsten, was born in Norway, probably 
about 1815. He was drowned. 

II. — Carl Ludwig Steen, the second son of Carl Ludwig and his 
wife, formerly a Miss Kirsten, was born in Norway, probably 
about 1818, where he was brought up. He was married, 
December 4, 1844, to Ragnhild Leverine, and had two chil- 
dren, as follows: 

I. Dorothea Leverine Steen, the first child of Carl Ludwig 
and Ragnhild Leverine Steen, was born in Norwav about 
1845. 



MISCELLANEOUS SCANDINAVIAN FAMILIES. 517 

2. Ludwig Adolph Steen, the second child, a son of Carl 
Ludwig and Ragnhild Leverine Steen, was born in Norway, 
probably about 1848. He has traveled quite extensively, 
and finally made his home in America. For several years he 
was a member of the New York '"Society for the Prevention 
of Cruelty to Children." He was married in New York City, 
September 8, 1888, to Emma Christian. Residence, Pas- 
saic, New Jersey. To them was born one child, as follows: 
/. — Karin Ragnhild Steen, a daughter of Ludwig Adolph and 
Emma Christian Steen, was born in New York City, about 
1890. 

in. — Bertha vSteen, a daughter of the Carl Ludwig Steen that was 
born in Prussia in 1785, and removed to Norway about 1805, 
was born in Norway, probably about 1820, where she continued 
to reside. 

1\'. — Johann Christian Steen, the fourth child and third son of 
the Carl Ludwig Steen that was born in Prussia in 1785 and 
emigrated to Norway about 1805, was born in Norway, prob- 
ably about 1822, where he was brought up. He was married 
in Norway in 1846. and is the father of two children, as fol- 
lows : 

1. Bernhardina Steen. 

2. Camilla Steen. 



CHAPTER HL 



Heinrich Steen was born in Germany, where he was mar- 
ried and brought up a large family of children. One of his sons 
was married to Christina Mans and had seven children. 

I. — Johann Steen, a son of Heinrich Steen, was born in Ger- 
many, probably about 1788, where he was brought up and con- 
tinued to live. He was married in Germany, probably about 
1813, to Christina Mans, to whom seven children were born, aS 
follows : 



^iS BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 

1. August Steen, the eldest son of Johann and Christina Mans 
Steen, was born about 1814. 

2. Adolph Steen, the second son of Johann and Christina Mans 
Steen, was born about 1816. 

3. Flora Steen, the third child and eldest daughter of Johann 
and Christina Mans Steen, was born about 1818. 

4. Louisa Steen, the fourth child and second daughter of 
Johann and Christina Mans Steen, was born about 1820. 

5. Johanna Steen, the fifth child and third daughter of Johann 
and Christina Mans Steen, was born about 1822. 

6. Rosa Steen, the sixth child and fourth daughter of Johann 
and Christina Mans Steen, was born about 1825. 

7. Ferdinand Johann Frederick Steen, the seventh child and 
third son of Johann and Christina Mans Steen, was born in 
Germany, .October 7, 1827, where he was brought up. He 
was married in Germany, May 7, 1856, to Margretta Klein- 
gown. To them were born seven children, as follows: 

/. — Johannes Steen, the eldest child of Ferdinand J. F. and 
Margretta Kleingown Steen, was born in Germany, No- 
vember 20, 1857. 

//. — Carl Heinrich Steen, the second son of Ferdinand J. F. 
and Margretta Kleingown Steen, was born in Germany, 
August 15, i860, on the Island of Femern, an island of 
Prussia, in the Province of Schleswig-Holstein, separated 
from Holstein by the Femern Sound, and from the Dan- 
ish Island of Laaland by the Femern Belt. He is by 
occupation a cabinet maker, and has resided in Germany, 
Iowa, and California. He was married in Davenport, 
Iowa, June 25, 1887, t^ Emma Gertrude Reick, she also 
having been born on the Island of Femern. They have 
no children. Residence, 826 Union Street, San Francisco, 
California. 

^^^•— Caroline Steen. the third child and eldest daughter of 
Ferdinand J. F. and Margretta Kleingown Steen, was 
born October 4, 1862. 

^^- — Clara Steen, the fourth child and second daughter of 
Ferdinand J. F. and Margretta Kleingown Steen, was born 
October 2"}, 1864. 



MISCELLANLvOUS SCANDINAVIAN FAMILIES. 519 

V. — Bernhard Steen, the fifth child and third son of Ferdi- 
nand J. F. and Margretta Kleingown Steen, was born 
November 27, 1866. 

VI. — Kathinka Steen, the sixth child and third daughter of 
Ferdinand J. F. and Margretta Kleingown Steen, was born 
November 4, 1868. 

VII. — Christiana Steen, the seventh and youngest child, the 
fourth daughter of Ferdinand Johann Frederick and Mar- 
gretta Kleingown Steen, was born February i, 1871. 



CHAPTER IV. 



Claus Matthias Steen was born in Schleswig, now in the 
northern province of Germany, but adjoining Denmark, and 
formerly in possession of the Danish King. He was born about 
1778 (?), and was married, about 1803, to Katherine Elizabeth 
, to whom two children were born, as follows: 

I. — Doris Steen, a daughter of Ciaus Matthias and Katherine 
Elizabeth Steen,- was born in Schleswig, in Northern Germany, 
about 1805, where she continued to reside. 

II. — Johann Heinrich Christian Steen, a son of Claus Matthias 
and Katherine Elizabeth Steen, was born in Schleswig, in 
Northern Germany, November 28, 1807, where he was brought 
up. He was married at the same place, about 1835. to Anna 
Elizabeth Frederica Kiaer, she having been born in Schleswig 
June 30, 1806. To them were born three children, as follows: 

1. Emilie Steen, the first child of Johann H. C. and Anna 
Elizabeth Frederica Kiaer Steen, was born in Maiden, in 
Schleswig, then belonging to Denmark, June 14, 1837, where 
she was brought up. She afterwards removed to America. 
Residence, with her brother, 386 Twelfth Street, Brooklyn, 
New York. 

2. Peter Carl August Steen, the second child and only son of 
Johann H. C. and Anna Ehzabeth Frederica Kiaer Steen, 
was born in Schleswig September i, 1840, which was then 



520 



BIOGRAPHY OF THK STEEN FAMILY. 

under the Danish Government. He had to go through the 
campaign of 1863-1864 as a soldier in the Danish Army, 
after which he removed to America and located in Brooklyn, 
New York. He is an artist by occupation. He was mar- 
ried by the Rev. H. Sumner, in Brooklyn, New York, to 
Henrietta Katherine Frederica Voderberg, a daughter of 
Claus Heinrich and Franke Loase Voderberg, of Oldenburg, 
Holstein, she having been born at Rendsburg, Holstein, April 
7, 1850. Residence, 386 Twelfth Street, Brooklyn, New 
York. 

3. Frederica Wilhelmina Henrietta Steen, the third child and 
second daughter of Johann Heinrich Christian and Anna 
Elizabeth Frederica Kiaer Steen, was born in Schleswig, 
April 26, 1842, and brought up under the Danish Govern- 
ment. She afterwards removed to America, and now 
resides with her brother at 386 Twelfth Street, Brooklyn, 
New York. 



CHAPTER V. 



John Otto Steen was born in Denm^ark, probably about 1800. 
He was married possibly about 1828, and brought up a family 
of five children in Denmark, 

I. — Otto Steen, a son of John Otto Steen, was born in Denmark, 
probably about 1830, where he grew to manhood. He after- 
wards removed to America, and located in Enterprise, Clarke 
County, Mississippi. 

H. — Christian Steen, a son of John Otto Steen, was born in Den- 
mark, probably about 1833. He afterwards removed to the 
United States of America, and settled in St. Louis, Missouri. 

in. — William Steen, a son of John Otto Steen of Denmark, was 
born m Copenhagen, Denmark, December 28, 1835, and emi- 
grated to America when he was a young man. He was mar- 
ried at West Point, Mississippi, January 31, i860, to Emma 



MISCELI^ANKOUS SCANDINAVIAN FAMILIES. 521 

Caroline Collins, and located in Columbus, Mississippi, where 
he died in 1884, in the 49th year of his age. He was the father 
of two children, as follows: 

1. Fannie J. Steen, the first child of William and Emma 
Caroline Collins Steen, was born at Columbus, Mississippi, 
August 9, 1867. Residence, Columbus, Mississippi. 

2. John William Steen, the second child of WilUam and Emma 
Caroline Collins Steen, was born in Columbus, Mississippi-, 
July 15, 1869. Residence, Columbus, Mississippi. 

IV. — A daughter of John Otto Steen was born in Copenhagen, 
Denmark, about 1838, and still resides there. 

V. — A daughter of John Otto Steen was born in Copenhagen, 
Denmark, about 1840, and still resides there. 



Hans Christian Frederick Steen was born in Denmark, and 
when a young man removed to the United States of America. 
He is a carpenter and house builder by occupation. Residence, 
41^^ Dorland Street, San Francisco, California. 



CHAPTER VI. 



Samuel Martin Steen was born in Bergen, Norway, in 1804, 
and died in 1849, aged 45 years. He was a magistrate in Nor- 
way. The family name was originally Dombe-Steen, but his 
father was given perm.ission by the Storthing, or Parliament, of 
Norway to drop the Dombe from the name. Samuel Martin 
Steen was married in Norway, about 1836, to Elsie Margrethe 
Kron Heiberg, she having been born in 1810. To them six chil- 
dren were born. 

I. — Gerhard Siverin Heiberg Steen, the eldest son of Samuel 
Martin and Elsie Margrethe Kron Heiberg Steen, was born 
in Bergen, Norway, in 1838, where he spent his early life. He 
was married at the same place, August 17, 1866, to Madsella 



522 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STFEN FAMILY. 

Lounze Madsen. she having been born in Bergen, Norway, 
November 25. 1848. Mr. Steen is by occupation a bookkeeper 
and business correspondent. Residence, 229 South Washing- 
ton Street, BaUimore, Maryland. To them nine chiklren were 
born. 

1. Reinert Heiberg Steen, the eldest son of Gerhard S. H. and 
Madsella Lounze Madsen Steen, was born June 10. 1867 — 
a clerk by occupation. He was married and lives on Balti- 
more Street, near Central Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland. 

2. Sigurd M. Steen, the second son of Gerhard S. H. and Mad- 
sella Lounze Madsen Steen, was born December 28, 1868. 
He is a traveling salesman. He was married, and resides 
in Baltimore, Maryland, 2010 East Gough Street. 

3. Gerhard Siverin Heiberg Steen, Jr., the third son of Ger- 
hard Siverin Heiberg and Madsella Lounze Madsen Steen, 
was born August 23, 1870 — a salesman. Residence, 229 
South Washington Street, Baltimore, Maryland. 

4. Madsella Lounze Steen, the fourth child, a daughter of 
Gerhard S. H. and Madsella Lounze Madsen Steen, was born 
August 13, 1872 — a teacher. Residence, 229 South Wash- 
ington Street, Baltimore, Maryland. 

5. S. Steen, the fifth child and fourth son of Gerhard S. H. 
and Madsella Lounze Madsen Steen, was born June 11, 1874 
— a telegraph operator. Residence, 229 South Washington 
Street, Baltimore, Maryland. 

6. Egil Steen, the sixth child and fifth son of Gerhard S. H. 
and Madsella Lounze Madsen Steen, was born April 8, 1877. 
Residence, 229 South Washington Street, Baltimore, Mary- 
land. 

7. Edwin S. Steen, the seventh child and sixth son of Gerhard 
S. H. and Madsella Lounze Madsen Steen, was born July 2, 
1881. Residence, 229 South Washington Street, Baltimore, 
Maryland. 

8. Valborg Steen, the eighth child and seventh son of Gerhard 
S. H. and Madsella L. M. Steen, was born January 19, 1883. 
Residence, 229 South Washington Street, Baltimore. Mary- 
land. 

9. Lily Cleveland Steen, the ninth child and second daughter 
of Gerhard S. H. and Madsella L. M. Steen, was born March 



MISCELLANEOUS SCANDINAVIAN FAMILIES. 523 

4, 1885. Residence, 229 South Washington Street, Balti- 
more, Maryland. 

IT. — Reinert Steen, the second son of Samuel Martin and Elsie 
Margrethe Kron Heiberg Steen, was born in Bergen, Nor- 
way, in 1840. He is now dead. 

III. — Heinrikke Steen, the third son of Samuel Martin and Elsie 
Margrethe Kron Heiberg Steen, was born, in Bergen, Norway, 
m 1842, and died. 

IV. — Valborg Steen, the fourth son of Samuel Martin and Elsie 
Margrethe Kron Heiberg Steen, was born in Bergen, Norway, 
in 1844. Residence, Baltimore, Maryland. 

V. — Tritlyof Steen, the fifth child and the elder daughter of 
Samuel Martin and Elsie Margrethe Kron Heiberg Steen, was 
born in Bergen, Norway, in 1846, and is now dead. 

VI. — Samuelle Steen, the youngest child of Samuel Martin and 
Elsie Margrethe Kron Heiberg Steen, was born in Bergen, 
Norway, in 1849. She was married to a Mr. Engberg. Resi- 
dence, Salt Lake Citv, Utah. 



Henry H. C. Steen, belonging to a different family, lives in 
Baltimore, Maryland. Residence, 1212 York Road. 



CHAPTER VII. 



Johannes Kundsen Steen was born in Christiansund, Nor- 
way, probably about 1786, and was married at the same place, 
possibly about 1813, to Olave Bergithe Stoame, and brought up 
a family of three children. 

I. — Helen Margrette Steen, the eldest child of Johannes 
Kundsen and Olave Bergithe Stoame Steen, was born in 
Christiansund, Norway, September 5, 1814. 



524 



BIOGRAPHY OF THK STEEN FAMILY. 



II. — Carl Andreas Steen, the second child and only son of 
Johannes Kundsen and Olave Bergithe Stoame Steen, was born 
m Christiansund, Norway. November 14, 1816. He is by 
occupation a sailor, and has traveled extensively. He was 
married by Wessel Berg, at Flodanger, Norway, April i, 1853, 
to Magdalena Jacobia Schoenning, a daughter of Mons Gjen- 
taft Schoenning and Ku'sten Aas Leek, of Bar Island, she hav- 
ing been born at Bar Island, April i, 1829. Residence, 28 
P'ifth Street.. South Boston, Massachusetts. 

III. — Johanna Barbara Steen, the third child and second daugh- 
ter of Johannes Kundsen and Olave Bergithe Stoame Steen, 
was born in Christiansund, Norway, November 21, 1818. 



CHAPTER VIII. 



Peder O. Steen was born in Ode Gaarden, Nordeshang, 
Norway, and brought up on a farm near Packveraein, Norway 
He had an eider brother who was brought up with him whose 
name was Hans O. Steen. 

Peder O. Steen was born in the year 1810. He was mar- 
ried in the Kirke, in Nordeshang, Norway, in 1830, to Inger 
Frans Dotta Schoen. They removed to the United States of 
America in 1854, and settled in Wisconsin. He was a black- 
smith by trade. To them were born five children, as follows: 

I. — Ole P. Steen, the eldest child of Peder O. and Inger Frans 
Dotta Schoen Steen. was born in Norway, about 1827, and 
came to America with his parents in 1854, when about 27 
years of age. Residence, Steen, Rock County, Minnesota. 

IT — Charles P. Steen, the second son of Peder O. and Inger 
Frans Dotta Schoen Steen, was born in Norway, about 1829, 
and brought up there. He removed to the United States of 
America with his parents in 1854, when he was about 25 years 
of age. Residence. Manston, Juneau County, Wisconsin. 



MISCEIvLANEOUS SCANDINAVIAN FAMIUES. .525 

III. — John Pederson Steen, the third son of Peder O. and Inger 
Frans Dotta Schoen Steen, was born at Havefessen, Norway, 
four miles from Christiania, January 14, 1832. He came to 
America with his father's family in 1854, when he was about 
22 years of age. He is a blacksmith by trade. John Pederson 
Steen was married in Adams County, Wisconsin, March 10, 
1864, to Lina Klemson. Residence, Steen, Rock County, Min- 
nesota. To them was born one child, as follows: 

I. Peder Nicolaus Steen, a son of John Pederson and Lina 
Klemson Steen, was born at Steen. Rock County, Minne- 
sota, about 1866. Residence, Steen, Rock County, Minne- 
sota. 

IV. — Annette Steen, the fourth child and only. daughter of Peder 
O. and Inger. Frans Dotta Schoen Steen^.was born in Norway, 
about 1835. and came to America with h^r parents in 1854, 
when she was about 19 years of age. She was married to 
August Kraus. Residence, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

V. — Guinnold Steen, the fifth child and youngest son of Peder 
O. and Inger Frans Dotta Schoen Steen, was born in Norway 
about 1838, and died . 



CHAPTER IX. 



Anders Th. vSteen was born near Christiania, Norway, prob- 
ably about 1763. He was married and brought up a large family 
there. One cf his sons in middle life removed to America with 
his family, 

I. — Thrond A. Steen, a son of Anders Th. Steen, was born near 
Christiania, Norway, probably about 1795. He was married in 
Norway, some time about 1818, to Ingeborg Halvarsen Thor- 
stad, and brought up a family of nine children. In 18.S3 ^^^ 
removed with his whole family and settled permanently in the 
United States of America. The following are their children: 



526 BIOGRAPHY OF THE STDEN FAMILY. 

1. Andreas T. Steen, the eldest son of Thrond A. and Inge- 
borg H. T. Steen, was born near Christiania, Norway, about 
1820, and came to America with his parents in 1853. Resi- 
dence, Spring- Grove, Minnesota. 

2. Ole Christian Steen, the second son of Thrond A. and Ingc- 
borg H. T. Steen, was born near Christiania, Norway, about 
1822, and came with his parents to America, in 1853, but is 
now dead. 

3. Martin T. Steen, the third son of Thrond A. and Ingeborg 
H. T. Steen, was liorn near Christiania, Norway, about 1824^ 
where he was brought up. He emigrated to America with 
his father's family in 1853. Residence, Lake Mills, Iowa. 

4. Karen Kristie Steen, the fourth child and only daughter of 
Thrond A. and Ingeborg H. T. Steen, was born near Chris- 
tiania, Norway, about 1826, and died in infancy. 

5. Theodore Steen, the fifth child and fourth son of Thrond A. 
and Ingeborg H. T. Steen, was born near Christiania, Nor- 
way, about 1828, and died . 

6. John Steen, the sixth child and fifth son of Thrond A. and 
Ingeborg H. T. Steen, was born near Christiania, Norway, 
about 1830, and came to America with his parents in 1853. 
Residence, Wahoo, Nebraska. 

7. Hildus Steen, the seventh child and sixth son of Thrond A, 
and Ingeborg H. T. Steen, was born near Christiania, Nor- 
way, about 1832, and came to America with the family in 
1853. He now lives in Nebraska. 

8. Otto Frederick Steen, the eighth child and seventh son of 
Thrond A. and Ingeborg H. T. Steen, was born near Chris- 
tiania, Norway, about 1834, and is now dead. 

9. Charles x^ugust Steen, the ninth child, the eighth and young- 
est son of Thrond A. and Ingeborg Halvarsen Thorstad 
Steen, was born near Christiania, Norway, August 20, 1836, 
and died in Decorah, Iowa, July 31, 1877, ^n the 41st year 
of his age. He came to America with his father's family in 
1853, when he was about 17 years old. He was married in 
Woodville, Winneshiek County, Iowa, March 27, 1867, to 
Carrie M. Paulsen, she having been born near Throndlven. 



MISCELLANEOUS SCANDINAVIAN FAMILIES. 527 

Norway, August 17, 1843, and now (1900) resides with her 
children at 210 East Broadway, Decorah, Iowa. 

/. — Josephine Matilda Steen, the elder daughter of Charles 
A. and Carrie M. Paulsen Steen, was born in Decorah, 
Iowa, in 1868. 

//. — Emma Theressa Steen, the second daughter of Charles 
A. and Carrie M. Paulsen Steen, was born in Decorah,. 
Iowa, in 1871. 



BOOK TWENTY. 



THE STEENS IN HOLLAND. 



In the introduction to this work brief mention was made of 
Steens m Holland and their characteristics in the dark days of 
religious persecution. The following letter, from a prominent 
attorney in New York, will fully explain the Dutch coat of arms, 
including the Steen family in Holland: 

New York, June 27, 1899. 
"My Dear Mr. Steen: 

"According to Rietstap, the authority on Dutch coats of 
arms, there are three families of Steen — 

"First. — Holland: Shield of gold, with eight-pointed red' 
(vermilion) star, surmounted by a rose of same color. 

"Second. — Arnheim: Vermilion shield, with three triangu- 
lar diamonds with gold edges. This has a crest — a gold jewel 
crcwn, ornamented with a triangular diamond ; the scroll work 
(or lambrequins) of the crest, vermilion, silver and gold. 

"Third. — Holstein: Blue with a silver shell (pilgrim's cockle 
shell). This has a crest, two projections, or rays, of blue, each 
one containing three silver cockle shells, one on the other. 

"There are additional families of 'Van den Steen.' I thought 
this would interest you and your friend. 
"Yours sincerely, 

"George W. Van Siclen." 

The explanations here given, together with names taken 

from city directories in Holland, were furnished by Aire H. Voor- 

winden, Esq., Vice Consul of the United States in Rotterdam. 

The old Dutch word for "Castle" is Steen, and the ancient 
( 528 ) 



STEENS IN HOLI.AND. 529 

castle in Antwerp is still called "The Steen." The word "Van" 
means "of," and probably implies that the original bearers of the 
name "Van Steen" were men of stone, or strong men. The word 
"der" or "den" means "the," and indicates that the original bear- 
ers of the name "Van der Steen" or "Van den Steen" were in 
some way connected with a castle. The name "Steen" following 
any other surname, as. for instance, "Brand Van der Steen," 
would show that the "Brands" were ancient noblemen, and form- 
erly owned a castle. 



Stef.ns in Amsterdam. 

G: Steen, bloemist — florist, Kulyerstraat, 91. 

T: Steen, deurwaarder — constable, Ceintuurbaan, 343. 

T: T: Steen, Bloemgracht, 169. 

T: D: Steen, comestibles — canned goods, Prinsenstraat, 
6 en Singel, 176. 

A: B: Van Steen, broodbakker — baker, Gandbloemstraat, 74. 

L: Van Steen, Weteringstraat, 37. 

H: R: Van den Steen, commxissionaire, Singel Old Berg- 
straat, 140. 

Wed. M: Van den Steen, tapster, Beth Amenstraat, 15. 

Wed. W: Van der Steen, Bloemstraat. 76. 



Steens in Rotterdam. 

J: G: Steen, Rembrandstraat, 60. 

E: Steen, Vuendenlaan. F. 88. 

L: Steen, widow, Bloumerdykeslevycg, 263. 

J: Steen, Annemariastr, 26 3-2. 

D: A: Steen, Hafaade, 18. 

A: Steen. Erasmustraat. 33. 

L: L: Steen. teacher. Erasmus?traat. ^t?,- 

E: Steen. Eleanorasiraat, it. 
(?4 ) 



53° BIOGRAPHY OV Ttll; STCCN FAMILY. 

Steexs in Thk Haguk. f 

A: Steen, carpenter. Wagenstraat, 153. 

A: Steen, painter, Sumatrastraat. 125. 

A: Steen, printer, Habblemastraat, 63. 

'G: C: Steen, Luideval, 3rd. 

Aliss C: Steen, lady tailor, Luideval, 3rd. 

J: J: Steen, cork manufacturer, Donfletstraat, 34. 

J: W: C: Steen, dealer in sewing- machines, Trinsenstraat,. 
104. 

Mrs. G: Steen, groceries, Lage Niewstraat. 

H: Van Steen, storekeeper, Veenkade, yy. 

H : Van Steen, milk dealer, Geest, 48. 

A: P: L: Van der Steen, bookkeeper, West Linde, 194 d. 

T: A: V'an der Steen, baker. Van Vrem^enstraat, 81. 

J: H: Van der Steen, mason, Burtemingel Z. W. 8. 

AV: C: \ an den Steen, milk dealer, Kartenbosch, 21. 

Miss T: H: Van den Steen, teacher, Piel Hemstraat, 8. 

Miss G: W: C: Van den Steen, teacher, Trinsenstraat. 104 

Isaac Van den Steeu, Trinsenstraat, 104, dealer in sewing' 
machines. 

W: A'an dei Steen. carpenter. Konigstraat, iii. 
W: Van der Steen, beer dealer, Skvlinde, 16. 



GENERAL INDEX, 



BOOK ONE. 



Alexander. Martha A. Blair One. V.o.5. 

Alexaiirler. Samuel M Oue. 

Alexander, J. Emery One, V.5.5.1. 

Alexander, Rebecca W One. 

Alexander, Edna May One, V. 5. 5.1.1. 

Alexander. Virgie Lillian. .. .One, V.5.5.1. 2. 
Alexander. John Truman. .. .One. V.5.5.1. 3. 
Alexander, Vernon Llovd. .. .One, V.5.5.1. 4. 

Allen, Ora Mande Blair One, V.5.2.3. 

Allen, Irving B One. 

Allen, Bernica One, V.5.2..3.1 . 

Allen, Katherine One, V.5.2.3.2. 

Bailey, Mary I. Steen One, V.4.1.7. 

Bailey, George F One. 

Bailey, Albert <^'lareuce One. V. 4. 1.7.1. 

Bailey, Leonora Wahnetta. . .One. V.4.1.7.2. 
Beau. Elsiana Victoria Steen. .One, V.4.1.3. 

Bean, William M One. 

Bean. Maud Alberta One. V. 4.1. .3.1. 

Bean, Mary Leona Oue. V. 4. 1.3.2. 

Bean, Ada Minerva One, V.4.1.3 3. 

Bean, Ruby Pearl One, V.4.1.3.4. 

Bean. Julius Caesar One. V.4.1.3. 5. 

Bean, Fred. Ritchie Oue. V. 4. 1.3.0. 

I'eutley, Sarah Louisa Oue, L3.3.1. 

Bentlev. Joseph W One. 

T'.cntlev, Cora Wood Oue. I. .3.3.1.1. 

Bentley. Harry Elwood One. 1.3.3 1.2. 

Beveridge, John T One. 

Beveridge, Eliza E. Steen One, V.8.1. 

Beveridge. Charles W One, V.S.1.1. 

Beveridge, J. Harrie One, V.8.1.2. 

Beveridge. Florence M One. 

B<>veridue. Leonora Lodeenia .One. V.8.1. 2.1. 

Blair. Catherine E. Steen One, 'V.5. 

Blair. William I One. 

Blaii'. Reliecra Ann One, V.5.1. 

Blair. William Alexander One, V.5. 2. 

Blair. Mary E. Bloom One. 

Blair. Sarah Freeman One. 

Blair. Jennie McKee One. 

Blnir. Edith Beatrice "ne, V.'.?.4. 

Blair. Etiiel (^leora One, V,5.2.5. 

Blair. I'ranU Pnnl (^ne. V.5. 2. '5. 

Blair. J. Whitfifld Hup. v. r.. 3. 

Blair. Nancy Jane Oue. v.ri.4. 

Blair. Aaron Walhice One. V.n.R. 

Blair. Oeorge Washington One. V.5.S. 

Blair. Om A. Wilkins Otic. 

Blair. Edward W one, V.5. 8 1 . 

Blair. Kocha WiUmr One. V.".S 2. 

Blair. James Ea'-'s One, V.5.n. 

Blair. Ijniira E. Hughes One. 

Blaii'. Mirpha Crcrtrude One. V.5.ft,l . 

Blair. Enris ATorell One. V.5. 2. 

Bln'r. John Wilson Oue. V.5. 10. 

Blair. Nancy E. PInmer Ope. 

Blair. Minerva B. Bingamnn Otio. 

( 531 ) 



Blair. William Leslie Oue. V. 5.10.1 

Blair, Laura Etta Oue, V. 5.10.2. 

Blair. Robert Belt One, V. 5.11. 

Blair, Exira A. Penu One. 

Blair, Frank Penu One, V.5.11.1. 

Blair. Herman Alexander. . . .One, V.5.11.2. 

Blair. Thomas Alfred One, V.5.12. 

Blair, N. Catherine Steen Oue, V.8.2. 

Blair, James Alfred One. 

Blair. Orsin Steen One V8 2 1 

Blair, N. Be.'le Widney One! 

Blair, ' W. Ariel One. V.8.2. 3. 

Klair, Lora Pearl One, V 8 2 4* 

Blair. Margaret Reba Ellen. . .One] v!8!2!5! 

Blake, S. Elva Steen One, V 4 4 1 

Blake. William M One! 

Blake. Howard Truman One, V.4.'4.1.1. 

Blake, Inez Virgil (Jne, V.4 4 12 

]-!odeii, Let'tia Leech One, I 4!l 

Boden, John ] .One 

Bi/deu. AVillnir I> 6ne,'i.4.1.3 

I'odeu. Samuel E One' 14 14 

Bogart. Edith M. Steen One,'v!3 1 1 

Bogart. (^harles William One' 

Bogart, Charles Franklin One, V.3 111 

Bogart, Edward Richard One, V.3.1 1 2 

Bogart. John Albert ( )ne, V 3 11 3' 

Bo.gart, James Helmns One, V.3!l!]!4! 

Bogart, liawrence Wilson. .. .One, V.3.1 1 5 

Bogart. ^Marine Dewev ( )ne V 3 1 1 6 

I'>oyd. M. A. Boden One, I.4!l!] 

Brokaw, Mar.y Agnes One! l!3 3 '> 

Br oka w, George A '. . .Oiie! 

P.rokaw. Clarence Miller Oue, L3.3 (i 1 

i'rokaw. PMizabeth Ross Oue. I 3 3 (i 

Brokaw, George W Oue 

Brokaw, Joseph Hacket One, I.:!.3.(i 2 

Brokaw, "Wilella Jane One, I.3..3.fi.3! 

Brokaw. I^ouisa S One. I.3.3.R 4 

Butler. Albertine Steen One V fl 2 

BuUor. Robert Miller Oiie! 

<'oil. S. Kate Steen One V 3 7 

Coil, E. Alfred 6'ie' 

Coil. Emery Wilbur One, V. 3.7.1. 

Coil. Harold One. V.3. 7. 2 

Coil, Alfreda One! v!.3!7!3 

<'oil. iMariou One! v!3!7 4 

'•'iwMUs. I,=iu'-a J. Miller One. I. .3 3.3. 

Cowiins. Walter J One 

Crawford. Jpuuie V. Stil well . , . One, i.3 4..*^! 

Crawford. James G One. 

Crawford, Ralph Eugene Oue, I.3.4.S.l! 

Crawford. Leo One, 1. 3.4. S. 2! 

Day. Nancy A. Rhoades One, V.2.4. 

1 >ay. Absalom One. 

Day. .\nn Elizabeth One, V.2.4. 4! 

Denuhig. >r. Inez Shai-p One. V. 4.2."! 



532 



UIOGRAPIIV or THE STEHN FAMILY. 



Donniii;:, Aiulivu (J One. 

Denning. William lOilniond. . .One. V.4.2.7.1. 

Dennin;^, Silas Karl One, V. 4.2.7.2. 

Duncan, lOniily K. Steeu One, V.4.1.4. 

Duncan, Tliomas Leroy One. 

iniucan, Lela M.vrtle One, V. 4. 1.4.1. 

Duncan, Harold Steen One, V. 4.1.4.2. 

Krow, Sallio A. Steen One, V.6.8. 

Frow, John A One. 

Frow, Lydia Gertrude One, V.6..3.1. 

Frow, Eunice K One, V.6..3.2. 

Frow, Susan Faris One, V.6.8..S. 

Fulton, Luella A. Sharp One, V.4.2„5. 

Fulton, Daniel A One. 

Fulton, Kobert One, V. 2.5.1. 

Fulton, liay One, V,2.5..8. 

Fulton, Mary Pearl One, V.2..5.4. 

Fulton, .Margaret One, V.2.5,5. 

Gardner, Fxie M. Steen V.4.8.1. 

Gardner, Jesse B One. 

Gardner, Elizabeth G One, V.4.8.1.1. 

Gardner, Wilder B One. V.4.8.1.2. 

Garratt, J. E. Pearl Steen One. V.3.2.3. 

Garratt, Charles A One. 

Gotchell, Effle A. Steen One, V.4..3.2. 

(iotchell, Curtis One. 

Gotchell, James Francis One, V. 4.3.2.1. 

(Iotchell, Clarence Victor One. V. 4. 3.2.2. 

(iraham, Margaret Shields One, 1.11.3. 

Graham, Harvey W One. 

Graham, William Clyde One, 1.11.3.1. 

Graham. Bertha Belle One, 1.11.3.2. 

Green, Minnie M. Steen One. V. 7.2.1. 

Green, Howard C One. 

Green, Caden Roy One, V. 7. 2.1.1. 

Green, Charles Howard One, V.7.2.1.2. 

Halcomb, Sadie E. Steen One, V.4.4.-5. 

Hal comb, George W One. 

Halcomb, Hazel One, V.4.4.5.1. 

Halcomb, Vina May One, V.4.4..').2. 

Halcomb, Lulu Irene One, V.4.4..5.3. 

Halcomb, Klva One, V.4.4..^.4. 

Halcomb, Rov Steen One, V.4.4.5.5. 

Harper, Cornelia A. Miller One, I.3-.3.."(. 

Haiper, Joseph One. 

Harper. Joseph Albert One. T.3.3..'i.l. 

Hazelwood, Jennie P. Steen. ...One, V. 4. 0.1. 

Hazelwood, Thomas 'M One. 

Hazelwood, Clara Juanita. . . .One, V. 4. 0.1.1. 

Hazelwood. Ruth Isabella One, V.4.9.1.2. 

Honery, Sarah E. Leech One, L5..3. 

Henery, William E One. 

Henery, Josiah Wilbur One, L.">.3.L 

Henery, Cora Mabel One, L."i.3.2. 

ITenery. John Alva On*^. 7.5 8.3. 

Hetherington, Anna B. Fulton. Oue,V. 4.2.5.2. 

Hetherlngton, Ray One. 

Hetherington, James One, V. 4.2.5.2.1. 

Hetherington. f^ora E. Redkey..One, V. 8.4.1. 

Hetherington, Frank H One. 

Hetherington, Ruby Lilian. . .One. V.8.4.L2. 
Hetherington, Henry Edwin.. One, V. 8.4.1.3. 
Hetherington, Roger Earl. ...One, V.S. 4. 1.4. 

Hicks, Lorena Stllwell One. L3 4.7. 

Hicks, Frank One. 

Tticks, Helen Geneva One, 1.3.4.7.1. 

Hicks. Vera One. 1.3.4.7.2. 

Hlgglns, Effie Day One, V.2.4.2. 

Hlggins, Franklin L One. 

Hlgglns, Nellie Etta One, V.2.4.2.1. 

Hlgsrlns, Eh-is Earl One. V.2.4.2.2. 

Hlggins, Annie Marie One, V.2.4.2.3. 

Hlgglns, L. Edna Steen One, V. 7. 2.2. 



Hlgglns, Espy E One. 

Hlgglns, Martha Steen One, V. 7. 2.2.1. 

Johnson, A. Josephine Day One, V. 2.4.3. 

Johnson, Hezekiah H One. 

Johnson, Violet Olive One, V.2.4.3.1. 

Johnson, Anna Day One, V. 2.4. 3.2. 

Kennett, M. Kate Blair One, V.o.13^ 

Kennett, H. Smith One. 

Kennett, Ernest Budmau One, V. 5. 13.1. 

Kennett, Nellie Grace One, V.5.13.2.. 

Lawrence, Mary E. Steen One, V.3.2.2.. 

Lawrence, Ernest L One. 

Lawrence, Mildred One. V. 3.2. 2.1. 

Lawrence, Meredith Fay One, V.3.2.2.2.. 

Leech, Anna Steen One, L5. 

Leech, Josiah I One. 

Leech. Mary Jane One, 1.5.2. 

Leech, Robert L One. 1.5.5. 

Leech, Adda E. Williams One- 
Leech, Laura A One, L5.5.1. 

Leech, Benonl H One. 1.5.5.2. 

Leech, Jessie O One. L5.5.;i. 

licech, Charles S One, I.5.5.4.. 

Leech, Flora One, 1.5. 5. 5.. 

Leech, John A One, 1.5.5.6. 

Leech, Chester R One, 1.5.5.7. 

I^eech, Luclle One, 1.5.5.8. 

Leech, Samuel B One, 1.5. (!. 

Leech, Martha J. Henderson Oue._ 

Leecb, Clyde Clifton One. 1.5.0.1. 

Leech, Margaret Anna One. 1.5.6.2. 

Ix'ecli, Lilian May One, L5.6.3. 

Leech, William Frederick One, L5.6.4. 

Leech, James A One, 1.5.7. 

Leech, Amanda Robo One.. 

Leech, Joseph Arastus One, L5.8. 

McCreight. Elizabeth J. Steen. .One, V.6.I.. 

McCrelght, John A One. 

McCreight. Louis Love One, V.6.1.1.. 

McCrelght, Emma Alice One, V.6.I.2.- 

McCrelght, Orwln Steele One, V. 6.1.3. 

McCreight Elta M. Blair One, V. 8.2.2. 

McCreight. Almanza Kirker One. 

McCrelght. Vere L)can One, V.8.2.2.I.. 

McDunahl. Lucetia J. Stllwell. One, 1.3.1.3. 

McDonahl, William One.- 

:\[cElhenny, >Liry J. Steen One. 1.1.2. 

McElhenny, Samuel One. 

AIcElhennv, James L. Steen. .. .One, I.L2.L 

Martin, M. Ellen Blair One, V.5.7. 

INIai-tln, William One. 

Martin. Annie M One, V.5.7.1. 

Martin. William Isaac One, V.5.7.2.. 

Martin. Cecl! Blair One, V.5.7.2.I.. 

Mead, Mary B. Boden One, 1.4.1.2. 

:Mlllcr, William Newton One, 1.3.3.7. 

Aliller, Mary J. Stllwell One. 1.3.3. 

Miller, Joseph '. One.. 

:\l)Uer, Alverda C One, I.3.3.,S. 

.Montgomery. lona A. Stllwell. .One, I.S.I. 4. 

Montgoraei'v, Noel Bradford One. 

:\Iyers, Nellie P. Rhoades One, V.2.6.2.. 

Myers, Dan Waiter One. 

-Myers, Asrnes One, V.2.6.2.1. 

Myers, Marv Frances One, V.2.6.2.2. 

Alyers, Hallie Rhoades One, V.2.6.2.3. 

Mvers, Helen Steen One, V.2.6.2.4. 

Myers, Lyndon L One, V.2.6.2.5. 

Palmer. Margaret C. Steen One. V.6.8.. 

Palmer. Matthew A On".. 

Palmer, Mildred Viola One. V.G.S.I.. 



CDNHRAL INDKX. 



533 



I'ayne, Letitia Shields One, 1.2.4. 

Payne, Leonard One. 

I'ayue, Rachel Ann One, 1.2.4.1. 

I'.-iyne, William Leander One, 1.2.4.2. 

Penn, Emma B. Sharp One, V.4.2.2. 

Penn, James M One. 

Penn, Edward One, V.4.2.2.1. 

Penn, Gary L One, V.4.2.2.2. 

Pedkey, S. Emma Steen One, V.S.4. 

Itedkov, Henrv H One. 

Kedkev. Edwin Stanley One, V. 8.4.2. 

Pedkey, Xellie Blanche One, V.8.4.3. 

Itedkey. Harry Starling One, V.S.4.4. 

Pedkey. Marr Lilian One. V.8.4.5. 

Phoa(l:-s, Rebecca A. Steen One, V.2. 

Rhoades, Samuel One. 

Rhoades, Sarah Jane One, V.2.1. 

Rhoades, S. D. Belt One, V. 2.2. 

Rhoades. Thomas W One, V.2.5. 

Rhoades. Ann E. White One. 

Rhoades. Jerome E One, V.2.5.1. 

Rhoades, James Lewis One, V.2.5. 2. 

Rhoades, William S .One, V.2.5;3. 

llhoades, Anthony A One, V.2.6. 

Rhoades, Nancy A. Harmon One. 

Rhoades, Mary F. Yates One. 

Rhoades, Thomas H One, V. 2.6.1. 

Rhoades, Mary R. Payne One. 

Rhoades, Russell H One, V.2.6.1.1. 

Rhoades, Leah One, V.2.6.1.2. 

Rhoades, Emjene V One, V.2.6.1.3. 

Rhoades, Bessie Price One, V.2.6. 1.4. 

Rhoades, Richard Yates One, V.2.6.1.5. 

Rhoades, Aai-on Martin One, V.2.9. 

R.'Sers. Sophia A. Stilwell One, 1.3.4.3. 

Rogers, Albert One. 

liogers, "iraee One, 1.3.4.3.1. 

Rogers, Mary Margaret One, 1.3.4.3.2. 

Sharp, Nancy Ann Steen One, V. 4. 2. 

Sharp, Silas H One. 

Sharp, Albert Newton One, V.4.2.1. 

Sharp, Eva Josephine One, V. 4. 2. 3. 

Sharp, Elsie Jane One, V. 4. 2.4. 

Sharp, James L One, V. 4. 2. 6. 

Sharp. Anna V. Swoaringen One. 

Sharp, Benjamin One, V.4.2.6.1. 

Sharp, Coleman S One, V.4.2.6.2. 

Sharp. Frank One, V.4.2.6.3. 

Sharp, Wilcv One, V. 4.2.6.4. 

Shields. Marv Ellen Steen One, 1. 11. 

Shields, William One. 

1 Shields, Joseph B One. I.ll.l. 

Shields, Virginia E. Hampton One. 

Shields, Richard Henry One, 1. 11. 1.1. 

Shields. Lewis H One, 1.11.1.2. 

Shields. Mary E One, 1. 11.1. .3. 

Shields. Alice M One. 1.11.1.4. 

Shields, Martha P One. L11.2. 

Shields, Catherine A One. 1.11.5. 

Shields. Emily A One. 1.11.6. 

Shepherd, Luella J. Boden One. 1.5.1.5. 

Sommerstedt, Elizabeth J. Stilwell.... 

One. 1.3.1.2.1. 

Sommerstedt, Peter Christian One. 

Sommerstedt, Myrtle L One, L3.1.2.1.1. 

Sommerstedt, Ralph H One, L3.1.2.1.2. 

Sommerstedt, Grace R One. L3. 1.2.1.3. 

Steen, Richard One. 

Steen, Robert One. 

Steen, Elizabeth Boyd One. 

Steen, Samuel One. I. 

Steen, Mary Mayers One. 

S<een. Alexander One. LI. 

Steen. Rosanna Hunter One. 



Steen, Sarah One, I.l.l. 

Steen, Frances A. One, LI. 3. 

Steen, Samuel G One, 1.1.4. 

Steen, Sarah E. Bell... One. 

Steen, Rosanna One, Ll.4.1. 

Steen, William T One, 1.1.4.2. 

Steen, Sarah Smith One. 

Steen, Edna May One, 1.1.4.2.1. 

Steen, Leroy G One, 1.1.4.2.2. 

Steen, Mabel F One, 1.1.4.2.3. 

Steen, Hunter A One, 1.1.4.3. 

Steen, Clara Dixon One. 

Steen, De Ettie E One, 1.1.4.3.1. 

Steen, Vier Samuel One, 1.1.4.3.2. 

Steen, Ruby Irene One, 1.1.4.3.3. 

Steen, William H One, 1.1.4.3.4. 

Steen, James A One, 1.1.5. 

Steen, Martha J. Broomfield One. 

Steen, Sarah J. Lepper One. 

Steen, Leona One, 1.1.5.1. 

Steen, George Masters One, 1.1.5.2. 

Steen, Samuel Arnold One, 1.1.5.3. 

Sl^eu. Elizabeth One, L2. 

Stoen, James One, 1.4. 

S^een, Thomas One, 1.6. 

Steen, Samuel One, 1.7. 

Steen, Stephen One, 1.8. 

Steen, Mary One. 

Steen, Robert One, 1.9. 

Steen, Sarah One, I.IO. 

Steen, Robert One, II. 

Steen, .Mary One, III. 

Steen, Elizabeth One. IV. 

Steen, Ale.xander One, V. 

Steen, Agnes Nancy Faris One. 

Steen, Jane One, V.l. 

Steen, Aaron P One, V.3. 

Steen, Mary Freeman One. 

Steen, W. Freeman One, V.3.1. 

Steen, Emma M. Stipp One. 

Steen, Ernest Linden One, V.3.1.2. 

Steen, Clarence F One, V.3 1.3. 

Steen, B. Watson One, V.3.2. 

Steen, Julia E. L. Diball One. 

Steen, Laura Alice One, V.3.2.1. 

Steen, S. Martin One. V.3.3. 

Steen, J. Truman = One, V.3. 4. 

Steen, Moses D. A One, V.3.5. 

Steen, Mary Foster One. 

Steen, Lulu Grace One, V.3.5.1. 

Steen, Josiah James One, V.3. 6. 

Steen, Isaac Birt One, V.3.8. 

Steen, William Wirt One. V.3.9. 

Steen, R. Wilson One, V.4. 

Steen, Louisa Chambers One. 

Steen, A. Marshall One, V.4.1. 

Steen, Mary E. Dimlap One. 

Steen, S. Carey One, V.4.1.1. 

Steen. Justine M. Hale One. 

Steen, Loren A One. V.4.L1.1. 

Steen, Myrtle P One, V.4.1. 1.2. 

Steen, Gertrude C One, V.4.1.1.3. 

St"en, Ivy Faunetta One, V.4.1. 4. 

Stoen. Albert Newton One, V.4.1. 2. 

Steen. Andrew W One, V.4.1.5, 

Steen, I/izzie Carlson One. 

Steen, John Ritchie One. V.4.1. 8. 

Steen, D. A. May Moore One. 

Steen, John C One. V.4.3. 

Steen, Mary B. Ramsey One. 

Steen, Elizabeth A. Moore One. 

Steen, William One, V.4.3.1. 

Steen, Minnie Webber One. 

Steen, Elmer One, V.4.3.1. 1. 

Steen. John Milton One. V.4..3.1.2. 

Steon. Itichard Avis One. V.4.3. 3. 



534 



UIOCKAI'IIV OF TUIC ST HUN FAMILY 



Stoen, Cluirlos Wilson One, y.4.3.4. 

Steen. Kmuia Louisa Oue, V.4.3.5. 

Steen. Clara Ruby <^ue, V. 4.3.0. 

Steeu, U. Russell One, V. 4. 4. 

Steen. Sarah A. Swearingeu One. 

Steen, Allen Wilson One, V.4.4.2. 

Steen, Cora E. Kirk One. 

Steen, Mecia Laura One, V.4.4.2.1. 

Steon, Cliarles Moses One, \AA.2.'Z. 

Steen, Anna May One, V.4.4.2.3. 

Steen, Blanclie One, V.4.4.li.4. 

Steen, LymaD Edwarrt One, V.4.4.3. 

Steen, Mary O. Lewis One. 

Steen, iirsie Leona One, V.4.4.3.1. 

Steen, Mabel Editli One, V.4.4.3.2. 

Steen, Lena One, V. 4. 4.3.3. 

Steen. Fred Lewis One, V.4.4.3.4. 

Steen, Marv Anna One, V.4.4.4. 

Steen, Robert W. F One, V.4.5. 

Steen, Inez Wilkins One. 

Steeu, Ida Marie One, V. 4. 3.1. 

Steen, Edith Louisa One, V.4..5.2. 

Steeu, Colunibia W One, V.4.5.3. 

Steen, Robert W One. V.4.5. 4. 

Steen. Stephen Perry One. V.4.6. 

Steen. J. Ruf us One, V.4.7. 

Steen, Sarah E. Vonug One. 

Steeu, Elijah Oue, V.4.7.L 

Steen, Charles One, V.4.7. 2. 

Steen, I>ulu One, V.4.7.3. 

Steen. Jane One, V.4.7.4. 

Steen, George Alfred One, V.4.7. 5. 

Steen, Bessie One. V.4.7. 6. 

Steen, Alpheus One, V.4.8. 

Steen. Hester M. I'hibbs One. 

Steen, inez t'earl One, V.4.8.2. 

Steen, Aiiu Louisa , One, V.4.8. 3. 

Steen, William VV One, V.4.8.4. 

Steen. David P One, V.4.8.5. 

Steen, Hezekiah P. M One, V.4.8.6. 

Steen, Elijah One, V.4.t). 

Steen, Ruth Hector One. 

Steen. Myrtle M One, V. 4.9.2. 

Steen, Jessie Lee (Jne, V.4.9.3. 

Steen. Samuel W One, V.4.9.4. 

Steen, Frank C One, V.4.9..">. 

Steen, Clarence H ( )ue. V.4.9.6. 

Steen, Rector L One, V. 4.9.7. 

Steen, Elijah Earl One, V. 4.9.8. 

Steen. Paulina E One, V. 4.9.9. 

Steen, John W One, V.6. 

Steen, :Nancy E. Campbell On". 

Steen, Samuel W One, V.(i.4. 

Steen, Regiua Williams One. 

Steen, William O Oue, V. 6.4.1. 

Steen, Frank Work Oue, V. 6.4.2. 

Steen, Clyde Glasgow One, V.6.4.3. 

Steen. Ann America One, V.6.."(. 

Steen, Alice Josephine One^ V.6.0. 

Steeu, Nancy Ellen One, V.6.7. 

Steen, Alexaiidei- B One, V.7. 

Steen, Nancy J. MeClure Oue. 

Steen, Mary Jane One. V. 7.1. 

Steen, John A One. V.7.2. 

Steen, Jennie M. Reighley One. 

Steen, Sarah Lawwill r jne. 

Steen, Harry Watson Oue, V.7.2.3. 

Steen, Merta One, V. 7.2.4. 

Steen, John Alexander One. V.7.2.."). 

Steen, James Faris One. V.7.3 

Steen, W. Chester One, V.7.4. 

Steen, A. Dora McCreight One. 

Steen, J. Truman (Jue, V.7.4. 2. 

Steen, Jennie L. Straup One. 

Steen, Florence One. V.7.4. 2 1 

Steen, Otto L Oi'e, V.7.4!3 



Steen, Clara Ida Oue, V.7.4. 4. 

Steen, W. Luther One, V. 7.4.5. 

Steen, Olin K Oue, V. 7.4.6. 

Steen, Lillie .Mal)el One, V.7.4. 7. 

Steen, S. Steward One, V.7.5. 

Steeu, Mollie E. McCreight One. 

Steen, Estella Miller One. 

Steon, Mattie Lee One, V.7.5. 1. 

Steen, Lizzie May One, V.7.5. 2. 

Steen, Nola Jeanette One, V.7.5. 3. 

Steen, Silas M One. V.7.6. 

Steen, Harriet FDSler One. 

Steen, Dwight B One. V.7.ti.l. 

Steen, Elsie Biickwell One. 

Steen, Carl F. A One, V.7.6.2. 

Steen, P^arl L One, V.7.6.3. 

Steen, Ralph W Oue, V. 7.6.4. 

Steen, J. Colter One, V.7.7. 

Steen, Mary I. Fee One. 

Steen, Lulu Fee One, V.7 7.1. 

Steen, Mamie One, V.7. 7. 2. 

St-^en, Marion W One, V.7.N. 

Steen, S. Emma Patton ( )ne. 

Steen, Charles G One. V.7.S.I. 

Steen, Wilbur A One, V. 7.8.2. 

Steen, Josiah Y One. V.S. 

Steen, Rebecea C. Weai'e Oue. 

Steen, J. Boyd One, V.S.3. 

Steen, Ai.na E. I,<i\ett Oue. 

Steen, Viena Rogers Lewis One. 

Steeu, H. Othello One, V. 8.3.1. 

steen. Minnie F. McNelin Oue. 

Steen, J. Orris One, V.8.3.2. 

Steen, Jessie I. Neal One. 

Steen, J. Ernest One, V. 8.3.3. 

Steen, Miuor Y One, V. 8.3.4. 

Stevenson, C. Olive Steen (")ne, V.7.4.1. 

Stevensoi:, Byron J Oue. 

Stevenson, Anna Cornelia One, V.7. 4. 1.1. 

Stevenson. John C One. V.7.4. 1.2. 

Stevenson, Eeulah May One. V.7. 4. 1.3. 

Steveuson. Orville Gilbert ... .One. V.7. 4. 1.4. 

Stewart, Nancy E. Leech One. 1.5.4. 

Stewart, John M One. 

Stewart, Frank S Oue. 1.5.4.1. 

Stewart, Clyde E Oue, 1.5.4.2. 

Stewart, Nellie L One. 1.5.4. :'>. 

StiUvell, Jaue Steen One. 1.3. 

Stilwell, Abner One. 

Stilwell. John C One. T.3.1 

Stilwell, Nancv J Collins on... 

Stilwell, Wiiiiam C Oue. 1.3.1.2. 

Stilwell, Annie B. :Mill(T One. I.;!.3.4. 

Stilwell, Elvina Mock One. 

Stilwell, Sheridan Mock One. 1.3.1.2.1 . 

Stilwell, Henry H One. 1.3.1.2.2. 

Stilwell, James A. . One. 1.3.1.5. 

Stilwell, James A One. 1.3.1.2. 

Stilwell, I.,ou'sa H. Slme One. 

Stilwell. George C one, 1.3.1.2.2. 

Stilwell, Charles F One. 1.3.1.2.3. 

Stilwell, W'illiara M One. 1.3.1.2.4. 

Stilwell, Grace Darling One. 1.3.1.2.5. 

Stihveil, Nola Leola One. 1.3.1.2.6. 

Stilwell, Viretta L One. T.3.1. 2.7. 

Stilwell, Frnak E One. I..S.1.2 S. 

Stilwell, Ethel A One. 1.3.3.4.1. 

Stilwell, Olive J One. 1. 3.3.4. 2.' 

Stilwell. William J One. 1. 3.3.4. 3, 

Srilwell. SamueJ S One. 1.3.4. 

stilwell, Annie M. (ifUe ■ One. 

Stilwell, Abner One, 1.3.4.1. 

Stilw^^li. Annetta Kiiiii- One. 

Stilwell. Leona One, 1.3.4.1.1. 

Stilwell Ralph Oue, 1.3.4.1.2. 

Stilwell. John W One, 1.3.4.2. 



Cr;NERA[< INDKX. 



)3D 



Stihveli, Mary Orr One. 

StilwcJi, Clyde S One. 1.3.4.2.1. 

Stilweil, Abner J One, 1.. 3.4. 2.2. 

Stilwell, Lilian One. I.:^.4.2.3. 

Stilweil, Louis (^ne, L:i4.2.4. 

Stilwell. George P.. INI One. L:i4.4. 

Stilwell, Anna Elim One. 

Stihveii, Charles L One. T. 8.4. 4.1. 

Stihveli, Vlikia One, L3.4.4.2. 

Stihveli, Estella One, 1.3.4.4.8. 

Stilwell, Hazel One, L3.4.4.4. 

Stihveli, Craig One, L.3.4.4..5. 

Stilwell. Bertha Tarbott One. 

Stilwell, Elizabeth M One, L3.4.0.1. 

Stilwell, Oscar D One, I.3.4.(). 

Stilwell, Henry R One, 1.3.4.9. 

Stilwell, Mamaret M One, 1.3.4.10. 

Stilwell, Samuel J One, 1.3.4.11. 

Thornhill. Leora Steeu One, V.4.I.R. 

Thornhill, Elbridge C One. 

Vance, Cynthia A. Rhoades One. A'. 2. 3. 

Vance. Joseph K One. 

Violet, Mprtha A. Leech One, I. .5. 9. 

Violet, George M One. 

Violet, Claire J One, I..").9.1. 

Vioiet, Anna L One, I. .1.9. 2. 



Walters, Aii.^tie E. Blair One, V. 5.2.2. 

Walters, James L One. 

Wheatley, Margaret M. Sharp. .One, V.4.2.9. 

Wheaiiey. Edward V One. 

Wheatley, Silas J One, V.4.2.9.1. 

Whitt;iker. Icedora Dav One, V. 2.4.1. 

Whittaker. William W One. 

Wood, Austie F. Sharp One, V. 4.2.8. 

Wood, I'harles H One. 

Wood, Samu"! E One, V.4.2.S.I. 

Wood, Ethel 1* One, V.4.2.8.2. 

Wood, Mary A One, V.4.2.8.3. 

Wood, Irmel One, V.4.2.8.4. 

Wood, Rena One, V.4.2.8.5. 

Wood, Hildred One, V.4.2.8.6. 

Young. Dora Ettv Blair One, V..">.2.1. 

Young, Zeehariah One. 

Young. Theodore O One, V..'>.2.1.1. 

Young, Ralph B One, V.5.2.1.2. 

Young, Mary E One, V..5.2.1.3. 

Zalnion, Sarah A. A. Stilwell. . .One. L3.1.1. 

Zahnon, La Favette One. 

Zaimon. William L One, I. .3.1.1.1. 

Z.nliuon, John E One. 1.3.1.1.2. 



BOOK TWO. 



Arthur, Lettie E. Steen Two, II.4..5. 

Arthur, James E Two. 

Arthui. John F Two. lI.4..o.l. 

Arthur. Clara E. McCaffertv Two. 

Arthur, Charles \V Two, 11.4.5.3. 

Arthur, Sarah B Two, II. 4.5.4. 

Arthur, William Two, II. 4.5.6. 

Arthur, Clara B. I^ett Two. 

Arthur, Emma N Two, 11. 4.5.8. 

Arthur, Elijah Two, II. 4.5.9. 

Arthur, Hamilton Two, 1 1.4.5.10. 

Arthur, Martin L Two. IT. 4.5.11. 

Arthur, ISora M Two, II. 4. 5.12. 

Arthur. Martha R Two. 11.4.5.13. 

Arthur, Austin O Two, II. 4. 5. 14. 

Beecham, Emeline A. Steeu. .. .Two, III. 1.9. 

Beecham. Zach Tm-o. 

Bell, Marion L. Steeu. . .• Two. 11.1.5.1. 

Bell. F. M Two. 

Bell, Sarah M Two. II. 1.5. 1.1. 

Beli. Anna M Two. 1 1.1.5.1.2. 

Beli; William M Two. II. 1.5.1.3. 

Bell, Charles G Two. 1 1. 1.5.1. 4. 

Bell, Cora L Two. 11. 1.5.1. 5. 

Beli, Minta F Two, n.l.5.1.«. 

Bell, Joseph S Two. 1 1.1.5.1.7. 

Bell, Kate M Two. II. 1.5.1.8. 

Chambers, Mary Wallace Two, 1.1.4.1. 

Chapi)ell, Nancy A. Arthur. . .Two. II. 4.5. 2 

Chappell. McLoyd W Two. 

Chambers. Lee Tavo. 

Clark, Martha J. Sleeu Two, 1 1.4.2. 

Clark, Richard M Two. 

Clark, Ritter Two. 11.4.2.2. 

Clark, Letti.; E Two, I1.4.2..3. 

Clark, Emma J Two. 11.4.2.4. 

Clark, Sarah E. Steeu Two, II. 4.4. 

Clark, John W Two. 



Clark, Benjamin W Two, 11.4.4.1. 

Clark, Elmira E. Jones Two. 

Cox, Naomi Steen Two, 1.2.2. 

Cox, John L Two. 

Co.K, Enoch S Two, 1.2.2.1. 

Cox, James L Two, 1. 2.2.2.. 

Cox, Richard Two, 1.2.2.3. 

Cox, Logan Two, 1.2.2.4. 

Cox, Naomi Two, 1.2.2.5. 

Cox, Carolina Two, 1.2.2.6. 

Crocker, Sarah A. Steeu Two, II 1.4. 

Crocker, John Two. 

Currie, EUa Lownsdale Two, II.4.7.1. 

Currie, James Two. 

Currie, Robert Two, 11.4.7.2. 

Dunn, Amanda Prather Two, 1.1.8.2. 

Dunn, Joseph Two. 

Dunn, Melissa E. Steen Two, 1.2.6. 

Dunn. Eli H Two. 

I'uuu. Ruth C Two, 1.2.6.1. 

iMiBruler, Harriet A. Long Two, 1.2.1.1. 

iluBruler. AUiert P Two. 

1 >uuu. John E Two. 1.2.6.2. 

1 )uun. Mary Steen Two. 1.3. 

Dunn, James Two. 

Dunn, Samuel W Two, I. .3.1. 

Dunn, Phoelio J. Merritield Two. 

Dunn, Richard H Two, 1.3.2. 

Duun. P^liza Williams Two. 

Dunn, John A Two, 1.3.3. 

Dunn. Elizalieth Y'oung Two. 

I>unn, Nancy M Two, 1.3.4. 

Dunn, James S Two, 1.3.5. 

:Ouuu, Ruth M. Robinson Two. 

Dunn, Anna E Two. 1.3.6. 

Dunn. William II Two. 1.8.7. 

Dunn. Francis >I Two. I.8..S. 

Dunn, Chrisiina Hollingsworlh Two. 



536 



BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 



Florence, Louisa J. Stecn Two, I.o.lO. 

FloreDce, John A Vi'^^?' 

Florence, Jessie M Two, L5.10.1. 

Florence, Eugene A Two, 1.5.10.^. 

Florence, Daisy B Two, L54x-^- 

Florence, Cleveland Two, L5.10.5. 

Florence, Carlisle Two, 1.5.10.6. 

Gibson. Nancy Steen i'?"^^'?- 

Gllmoro, Lottie Wallace Two, 1.1.44. 

Gilmore, William Two. 

Gossett, Elizabeth Steen Two, II. 1.11. 

Gossett, Ple.isant T Two. 

Gossett, Emma E Two, II.1.11.3. 

Gossett, John G IVo, TI.1.11.4. 

(Jossett, Susannah Kirby Two. 

Gossett, I- .Two, II.1.11.4.1. 

Gossett, Wil'iam F Two, II.1.11.4.2. 

Gossett. Lillie M Tavo, II.1.11.4.3. 

Gossett, Jesse G Two, II. 1.11.4.4. 

Gossett, Jam.^s P Two, II.1.11.4.5. 

Gossett, Sarah A. Brown Two. 

Gossett, B. Brown Two. II. 1.11.4.5.1. 

Gossett, Sarali E .Two, II. 1.31.4.5.2. 

Gossett, James P Two, II. 1.11.4.5.3. 

Goseet, Ralph Two, II.1.11.4.5.4. 

Gossett, Mabel Two, II. 1.11.4.5.5. 

Gossett, Margery Two, II. 1.11.4.5.6. 

Goseett, Edith Two. II.1.11.4..5.7. 

Gossett. WillLam G. B Two, II. 1.11.6. 

Gossett, Thomas H rwo, ILl.11.7. 

Gossett, Edgfir C Two, 11.1.11.8. 

Gossett, Mar 7 M. Thomas Two. 

Gossett, Clyde B Two, II.1.11.8.1. 

Gossett, Ernest E Two, II. 1.11.8.2. 

Gossett, Pearl E Two, 11.1.11.8.3. 

Gossett, Edward B Two, 11.1.11.9. 

Gossett, Nancy A. Smith Two. 

Gossett, Claude G Two, II.1.11.9.1. 

Gossett, Anna V Two, II.1.11.9.2. 

Gossett, Sallie A Two, II.1.11.9.3. 

Gregory, Nancy Steen Two, II.1.9. 

Gregory, William Two. 

Gregory. S. J Two, II.1.9.1. 

Gregory, B. G. .■ Two, II. 1.9.2. 

(Gregory, C. C Two, II.1.9.3. 

Gregory, Wi!;iam B Two, ILl.9.4. 

Gregory, M. E Two, 11.1.9.5. 

Gregory, V. T Two, II. 1.9.6. 

Halfpenny, Nancy A. Steen Two, 1.5.7. 

!Half penny, Joseph T Two. 

Halfpenny, John H Two, 1.5.7.1. 

Harrell, Lucy A. Steen Two, II.4.1..5. 

Harre'.l, John C Two. 

Harrell, Nancy N. Steen Two, II.4.6. 

Harrell, George C Two. 

Harrell, Bertie S Two, II.4.6.1. 

Harrell, Jesse C Two, II. 4.6.2. 

Harrell, Austin E Two, II.4.6.3. 

Harrell, Ezra J Two, II. 4.6.4. 

Harrell, Josephine A Two, II. 4.6. 5. 

Harrell, Edith L Two, II.4.6.6. 

Harrell, Benjamin W Two, II. 4. 6. 7. 

Harrell, Ada N Two, II. 4.6.8. 

Harrell, Frank O Two, II. 4.6.9. 

H-a-ris, Hattie A. Marion Two, II. 5.6.2. 

Harris, William H Two. 

Hewitt, Nirah Steen. Two, II. 2. 

Hewitt, William Two. 

Hewitt, Sarah Two, II.2.1. 

Hewitt, Ashley Two, II. 2.2. 

Hewitt, Ruth Two, II.2..S. 

High, Louisa J. Steen Two, HI. 3. 

HiKh, Wi.Uiam Two. 

U'.'lsell, Mary J. Marion Two.II. 5.6.1. 



Hulsell. Robert M Two. 

Hulsell, Annie T Two, 11.5.6.1.1. 

Hulsell, India E Two, II.5.6.1.2. 

Joplin, Mary Steen Two, III.l.l. 

Jor.don, Polly Steen Two. 

Keasler, Mary Steen Two, II.l.l. 

Keasler, John Two. 

Keasler, Mary J Two, II.l.Ll. 

Kensler, Jane Steen Two, II. 1.4. 

JCeasler, James Two. 

Keith, Wall.-ice Two, 1.1.4.3. 

Keith, Winnie Two. 

Kennedy, John H Two. 

Kennedy, Faith G Two, 1.5.7.1. 

Kennedy, Hope R Two, 1.5.7.2. 

Kennedy, Bliss E Two, 1.5.7.3. 

Kirby, Lodeema B. Steen Two, 1.5.2. 

Kirby, Joel A Two. 

Kirby, Walter H Two, 1.5.2.4. 

Kirby, Naomi E Two, 1.5.2.6. 

Kirby, Joel M Two, 1.5.2.7. 

Kirby, Nancy Z. Gossett Two, II.l.l 1.2. 

]•! irby, John M Two. 

Kirby, Hiram W Two, II.1.11.2.1. 

Kirby, Victor H Two, II.1.11.2.2. 

Kirby, Walter E Two, 11.1.11.2..^.. 

Kirby, Giles E Two, II.1.11.2.4. 

Kirby, John E Two, ILl.11.2.5. 

Kirby, Martha E Two, II. 1.11.2.6. 

ICirling, Naomi Steen Two, II. 1.13. 

Kirling, James Two. 

Long, Nancy A. Steen Two, 1.2.1. 

Long, W. P Two. 

Long, John Steen Two, 1.2.1.2. 

Long, Mary E. DuKate Two. 

Long, Grace D Two, 1.2.1.2.1. 

Long, Anna T Two. 1.2.1.2.2. 

Lownsdale, Eliza A. Steen Two, IV. 7. 

Jjownsdale, William I' Two. 

l>ownsda le, John R Two. 1 1.4.7.2. 

-Lownsdale, Perry T Two, II. 4.7. 3. 

Lownsdale, Elijah E Two, TI.4.7.4. 

Ijownsdale, Frank P Two, 11.4.7.5. 

Lownsdale, Edgar Two, II. 4. 7.6. 

Tjownsdale, Oscar E Two, II.4.7.7. 

Lownsdale, Henry A Two, II. 4.7.8. 

Lownsdale, Sarah C Two, 11.4.7.9. 

Mcintosh, Mary J. Steen Two. II. 5.2. 

Mcintosh, Benjamin F Two. 

Mcintosh, John. . .s Two, II. 5. 2.1. 

Marion, Ann C. Steen Two, II.5.6. 

Marion, Robert B Two. 

Marion, Frances R Two, 11.5.6.3. 

Marion, Neelv H Two, II. 5. 6.4. 

Marion, Mattie L Two, II. 5.6.5. 

Marion, Thomas B Two, II. 5.6.6. 

Marion, James W Two, TL5.(i.7. 

Marion, Nancy K Two, TI. 5.6.8. 

Marion, Margaret A Two. 11.5.6.9. 

Marion, William R Two, II. 5.6.10. 

Marion, Elizabeth L Two, II. 5. 6. 11. 

Marion, John C Two. II. 5.6.12. 

Marion, Amanda H. Steen Two, II. 5. 7. 

Marion, Francis T Two. 

Marion, Ida F Two, II.5.7.1. 

Marion, Mary M Two, II.5.7.2. 

Marion, Thomas D Two, 11.5.7.3. 

Marion, Janet B Two, II. 5.7.4, 

Marion, William P Two, II. 5.7.5. 

Marion. James H Two, II.5.7.6. 

Marion, John A Two. II 5.7.7. 

Marion, George M Two, II.5.7.8. 



GENKKAL, INDEX. 



537 



Marion, Robert N 

Marion, Nellie R 

Marion, Caroline F 

Marion. Edward S.... .... 

3Iattingly, Sarah E. Clark. 

Mattingly, .Tames W 

Mattiugly, .John R 

Mattingly, Henry B 

Mead, I'lioebe A. Arthur.. 

Mead, James B 

Morgan, William 

Morgan, Benjamin F 

I^lorgan, George W 

Morgan, William H 



. . .Two, II. .J. 7. 9. 
. .Two, n...o.T.10. 
..Two, II.5.7.I1. 
. .Two, II. 5.7. 12. 
...Two, II.4.2.1. 

Two. 

..Two, II.4.2.1.1. 
..Two, II.4.2.1.2. 
.. .Two, II. 4. 5.7. 

Two. 

Two. 

Two, 1.5.2.3. 

. . . .Two, 1.5.2.1. 
. . . .Two, 1.5.2.2. 



Nicholson, Hannah M. Steen. . . iwo, I-;';-- 

Nicholson, Charles ;,;••• 'V 979 1 

Nicholson, Lois Steen. i^^'0, I-2.7._.i. 

Nicholson, Ruth Two, 1.2.7.2.2. 

Pitman, Helen Wallace Two. 1.1.4.2. 

I'ltman, Martin. ■■■■^ ■ | " • 

Prather, Mary B. Steen T^o, I.l-b. 

T'rather, James. • ■ • ; • V |o V" 

l-rather, Louisa Two, 1.1.8.1. 

Ricks, Laura J. Arthur Two. n.4.5^5. 

Picks, Douglas H . ■■- • • T^"- 

Ricks, Melissa M. Steen T^o, I1.4^y. 

Ricks, John E ■ • • • • VrfQ 1 

Ricks Phoebe G Two, II.4.9.1. 

Ricks, Henry H T^;o, II-4-»--- 

Rloks, Thomas O T" o, ^-^if 

R-.eks, Millie A ^^ o- ".40 5 

Bicks, Claude E Two, II.4.9.5. 

Ricks, Ora n....... ^ Twa TT 1 -^^ 

Rochester, Louisa Steen l^o, 11.1.-. 

III.4.5. 
.Two. 



Rochester, James 

fimith, Mary F. Steen Two, 

Smith, General Taylor • ■ • ■ • ■■ 

Smith! Joseph E.,, :i^ro; IIll sl 



Smith, Sar.a'h A. O. .. 
Smith, William T 
Smith, Susan J. . 
Smith, Jesse S. . . 
Smith. Ernest C 



Two. III.4..5.3. 
Two, II 1.4.5.4. 
Two. TII.4.5.5. 

Two, III.4.5.6. 

St.Tuley, Susan A. Steen '^^"''^■. "two! 



Tw 
. . . .Two. 
wo. 1. 1.1. 
Two. 



Stanley, \V ilbam >. . • ,„ ^ ^ 2 

Stason, Mary L. Kirby. l^^^- ^••^-;-- 

Srason, Frank M 4,;^°- 

St-en, James ■ „ • 

«teen, Bogard -I^v,, l' 

Steen, Richard ■■ t^-o 

Steen, Nancy McDonald ^rwn i 1 

Steen, James J^^«- ^•^• 

Steen, Mary Dunn • 

Steen, Richard B ^ 

Steen, Sar.ah Steffy • ., ^ 

Steen, Samuel N T,^o. I.l.-. 

Steen, Angeline^ Two. 1.1.3. 

Steen, Joseph W. . . Tuo, Ll.o. 

Steen, Martha Nicholson • • ■ • ■ • -.i^^"- 

Steen, Laura l^."- l-j-J'.^- 

f^teen, Charles T,^."- ji-J-^- 

Steen, Richard ^T^jJ^i 6 

Steen, John A ^^O' ^t;'^' 

■Steen, Mary A. Leap Two T <>■ 

Steen, John Two' 

Stf-en, Ruth Robinson ,-,-^ I 2.3. 

Two", 1.2.7 



Steen, Caroline 
Steen, Enoch R 



.Two 



Steen. Sarah E. Wallace • ■ - • - " ■' 

Steen, Samuel. ., Two 

Steen, Mary Robinson Two T 5 

Steen, William G T^^o, 1.5 



St-^eii. Naomi Robinson • Two. 

Steen. Clanton E Two, I.o.l. 

Steen, William M iwo, JLo.d. 

Steen, Narvesta A. McAlpm.... -i^^'^' 

Steen, Frank B ^'''°' ^two 

Siecn, Cora M. Andross • • • • • V- ^ o 

Steen, Claude W ,|,'^"' J--'^"^' 

Steen, Bertha iwo, I.O.3.3. 

Steen, William H j wo, I.O.3.4. 

Sieen, Jessie M iwo, l-^-S-o- 

Steen'. Ralph P Two' tit 

Steen, Louie iwo, I-^-i^-^- 

vji-,,„,i fi-ant Two, 1.0.3.8. 

Sreen, ui am; 'ii„rn t t "^ 9 

Steen, Grace ^ t°;„ t'^.'a 

Steen, Richard P Two, I.o.4. 

Steen, Elizabeth A. Teel ■ ■ • • • ■ • i^^- 

Steen, Euretta M iwo. l-?-j-i- 

Steen, Ulysses L iwo. L.d.4.4. 

Steen Richard R Two, 6o.4.o. 

Steen Mary N Two I.. .4.6. 

Steen. John B iwo, I.o 4. <. 

Steen, Luella M "^ Two lit 

Steen, Naomi L i wo, l.O-O- 

Steen Abner M ^'^°' Two' 

Steen, Emma P. Leobs ■■•■■ iwo. 

Steen, Mary E ,{ wo, I.o.S. 

S^een. John E. iwo, Lo^9. 

Steen, Celeste I. xMiller t;;--V^^?" 

Steen, Alice C iwo, I.o.9.1. 

Steven, Sarah B Two, I-0-9-^- 

Steen John L ^"^n^o It 

Steen, Richard. .-••••••■ ^ Two 

Steen. Eliza Van Arsdale T^n H 

Steen, Sarah Vp^nTi 

Steen, Gideon • ^"^ 'two 

Steen, Naomi Townsend • j^T^' 

Steen, William iwo, IL1.5. 

Steen, Sarah Palmer • • • ■ • -J- wo. 

Steen. John iw 0, 11.1.7. 

sreen, Thomas Two, ILLS. 

Steen, Nancy Gregory • ■ • ■ ■ • y I^V* 

Steen John iwo, II-l-8-i- 

Steen, Leonard iwo, II-i-»-^- 

Steen William iwo. II-j-S-^- 

Steen Mary Two HI It 

Steen, Gideon i ^ o, li-l-«-o- 

Steen Naomi iwo. Ii-l|-^- 

Steeu, George iwo, II.1.|8. 

Steen, Virginia tLh TT 1 8 10 

Steen, James iwo, IIl-»-i"- 

Steen, Nancy ,{,wo. II-1-S-ii- 

Steen Ida Twn' n'l'sil 

Steen, Eva ^Two iltlO 

Sfpen, George ^pwo n 4 

StRen. John C "^^ Two 

sreen, Phoebe Gregory • ••^- • ^wo. 

Steeu, Isaac J i^*^- '^}^*;t,- 

Steen, Sarah J. Shultz • ■ • • • • v J^^' 

Steen, John F iwo, H-^-l.!. 

Steen, Mary C Lock V,; • • ' -tt k'l 1 1 

Steen Ashbury J ''wo. Ii-41-1-1- 

Steen Aimata Z Two, II-4.1-1-2- 

Steen Ellis M. iwo, "■ j-l-i-|- 

Steen, Lettie B iwo, Il-^-i-j-^- 

Steen John E iwo, li-^-l-l'^- 

Steen Robert O Two, II-4.1-1-6. 

Steen. Mary B T^n' ttTi 1 'i' 

Steen; Nellie G wo. li-^.l-l.s. 

Steen Orion A T^r'n 4 l 1 10* 

Steen, Edison M ^''two 11 4 1 ^' 

Steen. James R iwo, iL4-J--- 

Steen-, Thomas M Two, 1.4.1.3. 

Steen. Mary A. iwo, iJ-^-i-*. 

Steen, Tabitha E i""- ]\l\t- 

Steen: William W j ;^- "^l-^- 

Steen, Charles E 1 ^^ o, II. 4.1.8. 



53^ 



BIOGRAPHY OP TIIK STKHN FAMILY 



Steen, 
Steon, 
Slooii, 
Steen. 
Steen, 
Steeii. 
Steen, 
Steen, 
Steen, 
Steen, 
Steen, 
Steen. 
Ste<'n, 
Steen, 
Steen, 
Steen, 
Steen, 
Steen, 
St'H'ij! 
Steen, 
Steen, 
Steen, 
Steen. 
Steeu, 
Steen, 
Steen, 
Steen, 
Steen, 
Steen, 
Steen, 
Steen, 
Steen, 
Steen, 
St'-en, 
Steen. 
Steen. 
Steen. 
Steen. 

StcMMl, 

Steen. 

St'M'U, 

Steen. 
Steen. 
Steen, 
Steen, 
Steen, 
Steen, 
Steen, 
Steen, 
Steen, 
Steen. 
Steen. 
Steen. 
Steen, 
Steen. 
Steen, 
Steen, 
Steen, 
Steen. 
Steen, 
Steen, 



Knniia G Two. II.4.1.!i. 

KenjamLn W Two, II.4.3. 

Miirthii J. t'olliert Two. 

Oliver B Two, II. 4.3.1. 

Kiizahelh Tra.vlor Two. 

Kninni B I'wo, 11.4.8.1.1. 

Leona Two, II.4.3.L;. 

Mand K. Veauer Two. 

Uozilla Two. II. 4. 3.3. 

Bvron Two, II. 4. 3.4. 

Angeline B. Hollinnswortli Two. 

Lueinda F Two, II. 4. S. 

William S Two, 11.4.10. 

Heniv W Two, II. 4.11. 

Loia M. Benzel Tw >. 

M'vlie F Two, II. 4.11.1. 

Tlionias J Two, II..'). 

El^^aiior ("iinnin.uhani Tw^. 

James II Two, II. 5. 1. 

John (' Two, II.n.3. 

William V Two. II. 5. 4. 

Klizaheth .1. ('rain Two. 

Mar.v (' Twi>, II.rK4.1. 

George H Two. 1 1. .".4. 2. 

Carrie B. Hnnt Two. 

Carrie B Two. 11.5.4.2.1. 

George W Two, 1 1. 5. 4. 2. 'J. 

Annie F Two. 11.5.4.2.3. 

William H Two, 1 1.5.4.2.4. 

Mar.v K Two. II. 5.4. 2.5. 

James N Two. II. 5. 4. 3. 

Xinnie P 'i^wo, IT.5.4.4. 

Eleanor 1' Two. II.5.4.5. 

George H Two. II. 5. 5. 

Eleanor Two, II.<i. 

James W Two, II. 7. 

James Two, III. 

Jane (iraliam Two. 

Thomas Two, III.l. 

Elizabeth HoUitield Two. 

Ellerv Two. III. 1.2. 

James Two, III.1.3. 

Wilson Two. III. 1.4. 

Heniv Two, III.1.4.1. 

Kan(l()liili Two. III. 1.4.1.1. 

Jesse Two. III. 1.4.1.2. 

Emma Two. III. 1.4. 1.3. 

Elias Two, III. 1.4.1. 4. 

T'na Two. III. 1.4.1. 5. 

Josenh Two. III. 1.4.1.0. 

William Two. III. 1.4. 1.7. 

Mnldrow Two. III.l. 4.1. S. 

Joseph Two, III. 1.5. 

Elizabeth A. Tavlo • Two. 

William T Two, III. 2. 

Eliza F. Musk Two. 

Margaret ('. Hen<l',ix Two. 

William J. W Two. III. 2.1. 

Snsan L ''^vo. III. 2.2. 

Marv E .' 'wo. III. 2.3. 

Joseph T. E Two, III. 2.4. 



Steen. James C. S. . 
Steen. Samuel J. H. 



Steen, 
Steen, 
Steen, 
Steen, 
Steen. 



Steen. 
Steen. 



Slone. 
Stone. 
Stone, 
Stower< 



Tw 

Tw 

Steen, Shelle.v M Tw 

Emma C. L Tw 

James W T 

Xanc.v E. Kilier 

Snsan C Tw 

Margaret C Tw 

Steen. lOdmond D Tw 

Steen. William 

Jael<son 

John 

Steen. Elisha T 

Stv'wart. Margaret Steen I'w 

Stewart, William 

Stone, Martha J. Gossett Tw< 

Stone, Uichmond W 

Elizabeth Two, 

John A Two, 

Catherine Two. 

Jane Steen 



Stowers. William 

Sullivan. Laura E. Steen Tw 

Sullivan, Augustus 

Sullivan, Leouidas C Tw.i, 



II 1.2.5, 

o. I11.2.ti. 

III. 2. 7. 

o, III.2..S. 

wo, II 1.4. 

Two. 

o. III. 4. 2. 
o. 111.4.4. 
o, III.4.(;. 

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Ta.vlor, Frances E. Steen Two. Il.l.Ci 

Ta vlor. John 

Tavlor, Sarah E. Steen Two. III. 

Tavlor. Robert L ' 

'lavlor. Daniel S Two. III.l. .■ 

Tavlor. Robert A. I Two. III.l..- 

Ta.vlor. William D Two. III. 

Tavlor. John H Two, III.l 

'lavlor, James B '^''wo. III. 

Tavlor. Peter Two. TIT. 

Ta.vlor. Minnie I Two. III. 

Tavloi'. Fannie B Two. 111. 

Ta.vlor. Thomas J Two, III. 

Troth. Eleanor R. Steen Two, 1. 

Troth. William V Two. 

Wnllace. Xanev J. Steeu Two. 1.1.4. 

Wallace, Alfred Two. 

"Wallace, Charles Two, 1.1.4.5. 

"Wallace, Biclinell Two. 

Wallace, Morton Two, I.1.4.(i. 

"Wallace, Freeman Two. 

Waller. Mary J. V. Steen Two. III. 4.1. 

"Waller. Moses Two. 

Waller. Darwood T Two. 111.4.1.1. 

Ward. Luella Steen Two. II. 4. 3.2. 

^^ ard, Spencer A Tmo. 

Ward. Ernest S Two. II. 4.3.2.1. 

Wliitc, Leah E. Steen Two. 1.1.7. 

White. W. C Two. 

White. India Two, 1.1.7.1. 

AVhite. Elizabeth Two. 1.1.7.2. 

Wilhelm. Selone L. Steen Two. III. 4. 3. 

Wilhelm, J. E Twn. 

V\'iihelm. Horace C Two, 111. -I. .3.1. 



ROOK THREE. 



H.iipelt. Annie L. Sicen Three, VIII. 4.0. 

H.irnelt. Joseph E Three. 

I'.arnett. Louise P Three. VIII.4.9.1. 

I'.avnett. Annie S Three. VIII. 4.9.2. 

i; u-ton. Thomas W Three. 

Pa-ton. Beniami" P Three. VII.2.4.1 . 

Barton, Earlev M Three, VII.2.4.2. 

I'.arton. 1>. Thomas Three. VII. 2.4. 3. 

P.arton. William C Th-ee. VII. 2. 4. 4. 



Barton. Silas E Th-ee. VII 2. i 5. 

Bell. Rebecca I. Morris Three. VII. 2. 4. 

P.ell. Thomas (J Three. 

Bell, John (i ^Tiree, VII. 2.4.*;. 

Bell, H. Steen Three. VII. 2.4. 7. 

B?ll. Darling B Three, VII.". 4. S. 

Bell, Margaret E Three. VH 2.4.0. 

Bell, Kate .Three. VII.2.4.10. 

Bell. :\Iilton M Three. VII. 2.4. 11. 



GKNICRAL. INDKX. 



539 



Hell, Drew () Three, VII. 2.4.12. 

Brewer, I'erlineliii Steeu Three, 111.3. 

Krewer, William Three. 

Hrown, Margaret A. Steeii. .Three, Vlll.9.4. 

Br'Avn, Hiram G Three. 

Bro-nn, Mahala O Three, VIII.U.4.1. 

Brown, Geoige K Three, VIII.U.4.2. 

Brown, Beulah B Three, VIII. !).4.:!. 

Brown, Hirden E Three, VIII. 9.4. 4. 

Brown, Edna I' Three, VIII.!).4..">. 

Brown, John S Three, VIII. 9.4.6. 

Brown, Sarah B. Steen Three, VIII. 9.5. 

Bro\rn, L. B Tli/ee. 

Byrd, Mary A. Steen Three. VI. 9. 

Champion, Ulpian Steen. . .Three, VII. 9.2.1. 

Champion, Charles Three. 

Cooper, Necy.sia Steen Three, II 1.2. 

Cooper, Fleet Three. 

Cunmiings, D. D Three. 

I>ean. Dorcas Steen Three, 1.3. 

De.'iT', Cyrenn Steen Three '.(i. 

Dear, Aseuath Steen Three, VI. 8. 

Dear, William P Tnree 

Dear, Sarah M. .7 Three, XI. 9. 

Dear, Augustus L Three. 

Dej'.r, John I Three, XI. 9.3. 

Dear. Susan E Three, XI. 9.4. 

Dear. Mary E Three, X 1.9.5. 

Dear, Henrv W Three, XI.9.(i. 

Dear, Ida L Three, XI. 9.7. 

Dear, Augustus L Three. XI.9.S. 

Dear, Myrtle M Three, XI. 9.9. 

Deen, Doreas H. Steen Three. VII. 5. 

Deen, Thomas H Three. 

Deen, Malona Three, VII. 5.1. 

Deen, Elizabeth Three. VI 1.5.2. 

Deen, Araminta Three, VII. 5.. 3. 

Doen. William K Three, VI 1.5.4. 

Deen, Alice S Three, VI 1.5.5. 

Deen, Frederick I' Three, VII. 5. (i. 

Dun, Sarah 1'. Steen Three, VII. (i.2. 

Ellzev, Louisa E. Stee.i Three, XI. G.l. 

Ellzey. H. H Three. 

lOnochs, Sarah Stee;i Three, IV. 

ICiiochs, Thompson Th'-ce. 

Jluochs, Miles Three. IV.l. 

IluocIis, Francis Three, IV. 1.1. 

Enochs, Edgar Three, IV. 2. 

Enochs, Gabri;'l Three, IV. 3. 

Enorhs, Isaac Three, IV. 4. 

i:i:ochs. William Three, IV. 4.1. 

Enochs, Mary Steen Three, IX. 

Enochs, John K Three. 

Enochs, William C Three, IX. 2. 

Eno'-hs, J. II Three, IX. 2.1. 

lO'iochs, Enoch A Three, IX. 5. 

ICnochs, John Three, IX. S. 

Enochs, Isaac V Three, IX. 9. 

Enochs, Isaac V Three, IX. 9.1. 

Eaochs, Byrd Th -ee. IX. 9.7. 

Enochs, James K Three, IX. 11. 

Haley, Aseuath Enochs Three, IX. 1. 

Dalcv, William Three. 

Ds'loy, Ellon L. Steen Three. XI. 4. 

Halev, Thomas J Three. 

Haley, Austin J Three, XI. 4.1. 

Halev, Sallie T. McKee Three. 

Haley, Murray M Three, XI. 4. 1.1. 

Halev, Harold :M Three, XI. 4.1. 2. 

Haley. Earl L Three, XI. 4.1. .3. 

Hallan. Amanda Harrison. ..Three, VII. 1.3. 
Hallan. J. dm Three. 



Harrison, Lma-etia Steen. .. .Three, VII. 1. 

Harrison, Vincent Three. 

Harrison. (Jeoi-ge Three, VII. 1.1. 

Haynes. Martha A. Steen. ..Three, VIII. 9.3. 

Haynes. F. L Three. 

Haynes, John F i'hree, VIII. 9.3.1. 

Haynes, Samuel P Three, VIII. 9.3.2. 

Headley, :Mary Harrison. .. .Three, VII. 1.2. 

HeadU y, John Three. 

Halcomh, Emeline H. Steen Three, XI. 7. 

Halcomli, Jonathan H Three. 

Hector, Vernetta Enochs Three, IX. 3. 

Hector, John Three. 

Hector, Frank Three, IX. 3.1. 

Johnson, Xlmena Steen Three, VIII. 4. S. 

Johnson, J.-imes R Three. 

Johnson. George C Three. VIII. 4.8.1. 

Johnson, Mary C. Steen Three, VII. 9.9. 

Johnson, L. \ Three. 

Jones. Susan R. Steen Three, XI. 10. 

Jones. John J Three. 

Jones. Silas A Three, XI. 10.1. 

Eane, ^lerritt Three, 1.7.2. 

Lane. Mary J. Steen Three, VII. 7. 

Lane, Steen Three, I. 7.1. 

Lanf, Hanford Three. 

Lane, Mary A. Steen Three, 1.7. 

Lewis, Xancv J. Enochs Three, IX. 4. 

Lewis, J. B Three. 

Lowly, Florence A. Steen. .. .Three, Xl.ti. 2. 

McWright. Ella Steen Three. V.I.L 

Maxwell, Emma Steen Three, III. 2.4. 

Maxwell, Xapoleon H Three. 

Maxwell, Elizabeth D Three, III. 2.4.1. 

May, Rosa A. Steen Three, VIII. 4. 4. 

Mav, Absolom Three. 

Mav, Carroll B Three. VIII. 4.4.1. 

May. J. Xeeley Three, VIII. 4.4.2. 

May, Jeremiah R Three, VIII. 4.4. 3. 

May, Ximena Three. VII 1.4.4.4. 

May, Edna Three, VIII.4.4.5. 

Mav, Enoch A Three. Vni.4.4.t;. 

May, Rena Three. VIII. 4.4.7. 

Mav, Margaret Three, VIII. 4. 4.8. 

Miller, Minnie A. Steen Three, V'l.S.G. 

Miller, James R Th'ee. 

Miller, Robert B Three, A'll. 8.6.1. 

Miller. W. Steen Th-ee, VII. 8. 6.2. 

Miller, Roger H Three. VII.8.6.3. 

Miller, Malouv AI Thr(>e. VII.S.fi.4. 

Miller, Andrew Three. VII.s.0.5. 

Moore. Sarah B. Dear Three, XI.9.2. 

Moore, Andrew Three. 

Morris, Cyrena E. Steen Three. VII. 2. 

Morris, Darling P Three. 

Morris, Margaret E Three, VII. 2.1. 

Morris, Silas L Three. VII. 2.2. 

Alorris, Mary J. Davis Three. 

Morris, Hallie B. Burle-ion Three. 

Morris, Georgia Lene Three, VII. 2. 2.1. 

Morris. Silas L Three. VII.2.2.2. 

Morris. Nathan D Three, VII. 2.3. 

Morris, Margaret S. Storks Three. 

Morris. Silas N Three. VII.2.3.1. 

Morris, Margaret D Three. VI 1.2.3.2. 

Morris, William B Three, VII.2..3.3. 

Morris, David P Three, VII. 2.3.4. 

.Morris. (Jeorge S Three. VII.2..3.5. 

Morris, Xancv A Three. VII. 2.3.6. 

Morris. Marv A Three. VII. 2.3.7. 

.Morris. William Three. VII. 2.5. 



540 



BIOGRAPHY or THE STEEN FAMILY 



Morris. II. Steen Three, Y II. 2.(i. 

Morris, Amiiuda A. Ton.v Three. 

Morris, Ev:i L Three, VII. 2.0.1. 

Morris. Williiim L Three, VII. 2. 0.2. 

Morris. 10 va E Three, VII.2.0.:5. 

Morris, I>arling O Three, VII. 2. S. 

Morris, Arlevia Walker Three. 

Morris. Henry E Three, VII. 2. 8.1. 

Morris. Ruth G Three, VII.2..S.2. 

Morris, Bonnie R Three, VII.2.8.3. 

Morris. Hiiey H Three, VII.2.8.4. 

Mullen, Sarah A. Steen Three. III. 'J. 

Mullen. AV. ?•' Three. 

Hurrell, Julia A. C. Morris. .Three, VII. 2.7. 
Murrell, Elisha S Three. 

Noble, .Jane Steen Three, X. 

Xoble, Levi , Three. 

Xohle, Jamison Three, X.l. 

Xoi)le, I-evi Three, X.2. 

Xoble. S. K Three. X. 8. 

Xortli, Josephine A. Steen. .Three, VIII. 9.7. 

JS'orth, J. B Three. 

Xoi-woort, Eli5ia Enochs Three. IX. 7. 

Norwood, Jesse Three. 

Pearce. Sarah Steen Three, 1.4. 

Pierce, Sarah Steen Three, VII.4. 

Pierce, Bradford Three. 

Pierce. Susan E. Steen Three. VII. 6.1. 

Prestridse, Melissa Steen Three, IIl.l. 

Prestridge, Samuel Three. 

Prcstridge, James Three, III. 1.1. 

Price, Xarcissa J. Steen Three, VIII.4.3. 

Price, Alexander Three. 

Price, Henrv T Three, VIII. 4.3.1. 

Price, James J Three, VIII. 4.3.2. 

Price, Percy A Three, VIII. 4.3.3. 

Price, Robert H Three, VIII.4.3.4. 

Price, Andre\v J Three, VIII. 4.3.5. 

Price, Marcraret A .' . Three, VIII.4.3.6. 

Price, Rosa Lee Three, VIII.4.3.7. 

Price, Florence J Three, VIII.4.3.8. 

Price, Carricles Three, VIII.4.3.9. 

Itogers. Anna J. Dear Three, XI.9.1. 

Rogers, I.. M Three. 

Russell, Mary C. Steen Three, VIIL4.1. 

Russell, Jeremiah P Three. 

Russell. Carcll Steen Three, Vin.4.1..3. 

Russell, Charles E Three, VIIL4.1.4. 

Russell, Margaret R Three, VIII.4.1.5. 

Russell, Mary B Three, VIII.4.1.0. 

Russell, Sarah C Three, VIII.4.1.7. 

Russell, Jeremiah P Three, VIII. 4.1.8. 

Russell, Lora L Three, VIII.4.1.9.. 

Russell, Kathleen Three, VIII. 4.1.10. 

Russe'l, IMyrtle A Three, VIII. 4.1.11. 

Russell, Wallace G Three, VIII.4.1.12. 

Russell, Thomas J Three, VIII.4.1.13. 

Russell, Sarah C. Steen Three, VIII.4.2. 

Russell, Christopher C Three. 

Russell, Robert E. L Three. VIII. 4.2.1. 

Russell, Christopher C Three, VIII.4.2.2. 

Russell, Maud E Three, VIII. 4.2.3. 

Russell, C. Steen Thrge, VIII. 4.2.4. 

Russell, John C Three, VIII.4.2.5. 

Sistnink, Hannah B. Steen.. .Three, XI. 6. 3. 

Sistrunk, David L Three. 

Sistrunk, Margaret Steen Three, XI.6..5. 

Sistrunk, Joseph F Three. 

Slay, Su.san E. Steen Three, XI.8.2. 

Slay, Robert Three. 

Slay, .\nnie B Three, XI.8.2.1. 



Steen, William Three. 

Steen, Nancy Lusk Three. 

Steen, John , Three, I. 

Steen, Jeffries Three. 

Steen, William Three, I.l. 

Steen, Lusk Three. 

Steen, John V Three, 1.8. 

Steen. Elizabeth Three. 

Steen. Lorenzci A Three, 1.8.1. 

Steen. John V Three, 1.8.2. 

Steen. Inez L Three, 1.8.3. 

Steen, Clarence V Three, 1.8.4. 

Steen, Loraine H Three, 1.8.5. 

Steen. Koline M Three, 1.8.6. 

Steen, Mary Three, II. 

Steen, James Three, HI. 

Steen, Sarah Colilins Three. 

Steen, Miles C TTiree, III.5. 

Steen, Ijouvice Prestridge Three. 

Steen. Johnson Tlu'ee. 

Steen, Molvina Throe. III. 5.1. 

Steen, James Three. 1 1 1.5.3. 

Steen, Nancy J. Nix . Three. 

Steen, Miles C Three, II 1.5.3.1. 

Steen, Ella J Three, 1 1 1.5.3.2. 

Steen, Samuel J Three. III.5..3.3. 

Steen, Alice M Three, III..5.3.4. 

Steen. Estes Three. 111.5.3.5. 

Steen, Hattie E Three, III. 5.3.6. 

Steen, John Three. 111.5.3.7. 

Steen, Silas F Three, III.5.3.8. 

Steen, Lee D Three, 111.5.3.9. 

Steen, P. E. M Three, III. 5.4. 

Steen, A. J Three, I II. 5. 5. 

Steen, Siias A Three, HI. 5.0. 

Steen, Clarke C Three, 11 1. 8. 

Steen, John A Three, HI. 10. 

Steen, Pptience Mullen Three. 

Steen, William D Three. III. 2. 

Steen, Elizabeth Prestridge Three. 

Steen, John W Three, III. 2.1. 

Steen, India A. Jones Three. 

Steen, Pleasant L Three, III. 2. LI. 

Steen, Silas W Three, III.2.2. 

Steen, Robert Three, IIL2.3. 

Steen, Elizabeth Herrington Three. 

Steen, Ada Three, III. 2.3.1. 

Steen, Lorena Three, HL2.3.2. 

Steen. Victoria Three, I II. 2.3.3. 

Steen, Alice Three, 111.2.3.4. 

Steen, Elizabeth Three. III. 2.3.5. 

Steen, Nathaniel Three. V. 

Steen, Thomas J Three, V.l. 

Stf-en, Nathan Three. V.2. 

Steen. Elias Three, VI. 

Steen, Elizabeth Smith ...Three. 

Steen, Isaac Three, VI. 1. 

Steen. ■ Rucker Three. 

Steen. William Three. VJ.2. 

Steen, Martha Dear Three. 

Steen, Melissa Three, VL3. 

Steen, Nancy J Three, VI.4. 

Steen, Nathaniel H Three. VI. 5. 

Steen, Elizabeth Prlngle Three. 

Steen, Eliza L Three. VI.O. 

Steen, Isam R Three. VI. 7. 

Steen. Ebas E Three, VI.IO. 

Steen, Scarborough Three. 

Steen, Silas V Three, VI.II. 

Steen, Robert Three, VII. 

Steen, Malonv Hollingsworth Three. 

Steen, Silas L Three, VII. 6. 

Steen, Margaret Butler Three. 

Steen. Silas W Three. VII.6.3. 

Steen, Isaac H. . . .- Three, VII.8. 



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Steeu, Frances B. A. Anderson Three. 

Steen. Amanda E. Lewis Three. 

Steen. Silas L Three, VlI.S.l. 

Steen, Louis V Three, VII. 8.2. 

Steen, Emma Alford Three. 

Steeu, Ida E Three. VII.8.2.1. 

Steeu, Percy V Three. Vn.8.2.2. 

Steeu, Amanda Three, VIL8.2.3. 

Steeu, Lydia Three, VIL8.2.4. 

Steen, Nellie E Three, Vn.8.2.5. 

Steen, Robert O Three, VII. 8.2.6. 

Steeu, Louis V Three, VII. 8.2.7. 

Steeu, Thomas P Three, VII.8.3. 

Steen, Annie E. Grigsby Three. 

Steen, Carl T.i Three, VII. 8.3.1. 

Steeu, Pestus A Three, VII. 8. 3.2. 

Steen, Homer Three, VII. 8.3.3. 

Steen Minnie R Three, VII. 8.3.4. 

Steeu, Louie E Three, VII.8.3..">. 

Steeu, John V Thl-ee, VII. 8.4. 

Steen, Ida L. Dun Three. 

Steen. Wilev H Three. VII. 8. 4.1. 

Steeu, Calvin P Three. VII. 8.4. 2. 

Steeu, William O Three. VII. 8.4.:!. 

Steen, Minnie A Three. VII. 8. 4.4. 

Steen, William M Three, VII. 8.7. 

Steen, Robert L Three, VII. 8.8. 

Steen, Isaac M Three, VII. 8.9. 

Steeu, Ora Kendall Three. 

Steeu, Charles E Three. VII. 8.9.1. 

Steen, Charles R Three, VII. 8.10. 

Steen, William Three. VIII. 

Steen, Mary R. Enochs .Three. 

Steen, Cyrena Three, VIII. 1. 

Steen, Miles Tliree, VIII..''. 

Steen. Carroll J Three, VTII.4 

Steen, Margaret A. Neelev Three. 

Steeu, Margaret J Three. VIII.4.7. 

Steen, William T. E Three, VIII. 4. 10. 

Steen, Campbell Three. VIII.."i. 

Steen, John R Three, VIII. 9. 

Steen, Mahala Burliett Three. 

Steeu, James P Three, VIII.9.1. 

Steen, William D Tliree, VIII. 9. C 

Steen, Louisa Cnuuiugham Three. 

Steen, Minnie M '. Three, VIII.9.(i.1. 

Steen, Sidney D Three, VIII.9.G.2. 

Steen, Clvde C Three, VIIL9.fi.3. 

Steeu. John H Three, VII 1.9.8. 

Steeu, Letitia Hoclc Three. 

Steen, Arthur E Three. VIII.9.8.1. 

Steen, Claude C Three, VIII. 9.8.2. 

Steen, Sarah B Three. VIII. 9.8.3. 

Steeu. Margaret E Three, VIII. 9.^4. 

Steen, Hiram Three, VIII.9.8.5. 

Steen. Cora M Three. VIII. 9.8.6. 

Steen. Robert E Three. VIII. 9.10. 

Steen, Narcissa C Three, VIII. 9.11. 

Steen, Beniamin B Three. VIII.9.12. 

Steeu, Waiter E Three. VIII. 9.13. 

Steeu. Irene Three. VIII.IO. 

Steen, William Three, VIII. 11. 

Steeu. Lusk Three. 

Steen. Heurv Three. VIII. 11.1. 

Steen, Mary Three. VIII. 12. 

Steen. .Tames W Three, VIII.13. 

Steen, Fannie E. Stephens Th"ee. 

Steeu, .lulia Brantley Th'-ee, 

Steen, Henrietta O Three, VIII. 1.3.1. 

Steen, .Tames H Tliree. VIII. 13.2. 

Steen, Marv S Three, VIII.1.3..3. 

Steeu. Cora B Three. VITI.13.4. 

Steen, Enoch M Three, VITI.14. 

Steen. Arabella Stepliens Three. 

Steen. Virginia A Three. VTTT.14.1. 

Steen, William C Three, VIII. 14. 2. 



Steen, Dana L 'I'liree. VII.14.3_ 

Steen, Silas Three. XI. 

Steen. Hanuah Mevers Three. 

Steen, Elias E Three. XI.l. 

Steen, R. Adi.line Bunch Three. 

Steen, John .\I Three. Xl.1.1. 

Steen, Edwin S Three, XI.1.2. 

Steeu, Ella Three, XI.1.:L 

Steen, William D Three, XI.1.4. 

Steen, Joliu M Three, XI. 2. 

Steen, Frances A Three, XI.3. 

Steen. James E Three. XI.."i. 

Steeu, William G Three, XI.(i.. 

Steeu, Sarah E. Sutton Three. 

Steen, Ehzabeth S Three, XI.6.4. 

Steeu, Silas S Three. XI.6.0. 

Steeu, William G Three, XL ti. 7. 

Steeu. Eunice G Three, XI.6..S. 

Steen, Sarah C Three, XL6.9. 

Steen. Kate L Three, XI.6.10. 

Steen, Washington W Three. XI.8. 

Steen, Marv E. Barnes Three. 

Steen, Estes B Three, XI.8.1. 

Steeu. Silas V Three, XI.8.3. 

Steen, James W Three, XI. 8. 4. 

Steen, Robert L Three, XI. 8.5. 

Steen. John H Three, XI.8.6. 

Steen, Ella J Three. XI.8.7. 

Steen. Mary A Three. XI.8.8. 

Steen. Anna W Three. XI.8. 9. 

Stephens, Asenath Steen Three, VIII. 2. 

Stephens, Elisha Thvee. 

Stephens, James Three, VIII. 2.1. 

Stephens, Sarah A. Steen. .. .Three, VIII. 6. 

Stephens. Joseph Three. 

Stei>hens, Nancy A. Steen. .. .Three, VIII. 7. 

Stephens, Alexander Tliree. 

Stephens, Narcissa Steen. . . .Three, VIII. 8. 

St(>pheus, Jolm H Tliree. 

Stephens. Mary E Three. VIlI.s.l. 

Stepliens. Susannah Three. VIII. 8. 2. 

Stephens. Josephine Three. VIII. 8.3. 

Stratton, Eliza Steen Three, 1.2. 

Strattou. Archibald Three. 

Stratton. Emma Steen Three, VII. .3. 

Strattou, Robert Three. 

Strattou, Robert Three, VII. 3.1. 

Taylor, Maloney J. Steen Three, VII. 8.5. 

Taylor, Jolin A Three. 

Taylor, Jessie L Three. VII. 8.5.1. 

Taylor, Minnie E Three, VII. 8.5. 2. 

Taylor, Alice E Three. VII. 8.5.3. 

Taylor, W. F Three, VII.8..'>.4. 

Tillotson, Emma Stratton Three. VII. 3.2. 

Trawick, Martha E. Steen. .Three, VIII. 4. (i. 

Tra wick, James C Three. 

Trawick, Mary Three, VIIL4.6.1. 

Trawick, Margaret P Three. VIII. 4.6.2. 

Trawick, Rosaliel Three, VIII. 4.6.3. 

Trawick, Mittie E. A Three, VIII.4.6.4. 

Walker, Virginia A. Steen. .Three. VIII. 4.5. 

Walker. Hugh A Three. 

Wausley, Mary A. Enochs Three. IX. •!. 

Wansley, T. M Three. 

Wausley, Julia A. Enochs. .. .Three. IX. 10. 

Wansley, Jetferson Three. 

Whitworth, Nancy J. Steen Tlwee. III.7. 

Whit worth, Addison Three. 

Williams, :Mary Steen Champion 

Three. VIII.9.2. 

Williams, Spnrgeon Three. VIII. 9.2.2 

Williams, Josephine B Three. VIII. 9.2.3 

W'ilson. Cynthia Steen Three. III.4. 

Wilson. T. W Three. 

Wilson. Xellie C. Steen Thr.'c. IIT.if 



542 



BIOGRAPHY OF THE STKlCN FAMILY. 



r,()()K FOUR. 



Mfonl. Anna M. Steeii Four, III.I..'!. 

Alfoi-fl. Michael • • • • ■ -^'''^^l- 

Asdalr'. Jessie B. Reeves I< our, V. < . . . 

Asdale. W. J Four. 

liixW, Kliza Sreeu Mitcliell Four. 111.7. 

Bail. Josepli • ,\t "-' 

Ball. Ceorge W Four, III.*..). 

Ball, Morilla .T. Du Mars Four. 

Ball, .N'aucv Belle Four, III.*. .o.l. 

Ball. Morrow B. L Four. Hl.^.tj. 

Ball, .loseph W Four. II I. < . . . 

Ball, Annie F. Cliiklers jFmir. 

Ball, Morrow B Four, I II, (.(.!. 

Ball, K. Leonard Four, III. *. i .li. 

Bail. Myra N Four, HL^-i-f 

Ball. .loseph H Four, IIL(.^.4. 

Ball, Arthur L Four, 111.7.^.^.. 

Ball, Xora B Four. III. <.^. i . 

Bail, Samuel F Four. 1 11. / . i s. 

Ball. Annie S Four, II 1. 1 . /..>. 

Ball, Deeov Four, IlLi.i.KI. 

Ball, Nellie F F.iur, 1 11.7. < .11. 

Ball, Frederick B Fdur, HI. 1. 1 .12. 

Ball, Marv It I'^our, 111.7.7. i:!. 

Ball, Haniel R Four, III.7.S. 

Ball, Melvina J. .Job Four. 

Bnrlow, ^Martha E. :\Iadden Four, Il.n..^. 

Bartlett. Nancy A. :Mit(liell Four. IT..5.2. 

BartU'tt, Amos Four 

Bartlett, J. Martin Four, ILij.2.1. 

Benson. Narcissa Steon Four, II.3.5.1. 

Benson, .John W Four. 

Benson, Harvey A Four, II.S.o.l.l. 

Benson, Dora F Four. II. .3.5.1. 2. 

Benson, Eva B Four. H.3..5.1.:',. 

Benson, Noah V Four. II.3..1.1.1. 

Benson, Nora V Four, H-S.-^.L.'.. 

Brant, Margaret M. Steen Four. III.I. .5. 

Brant, .lohn Four. 

Carter. Valariah Reeves Four, V.3. 

Carter, William Four. 

Carter, Charles Four. V.3.1. 

Carter, Adelaide Four, V.3.2. 

Carter, Margaret Four, V.3.3. 

Carter, Elizabeth Four, V.3.4. 

Carter. John Four, V.3..">. 

Catterson, Mary Steen Four. 11,4.2. 

Catterson. Thomas Four. 

Clark, Margaret M. Owrey Four, III. (;..".. 

Clark. AVillium H Four. 

Coates. George W Four. 

Coates, George W'. Four, V.7.0.1 . 

Coates, Eugene Four, V. 7.0.2. 

Coates, Thom!i« R Four, V. 7. 0.3. 

Cooley, Mary E. Steen Four, II.3.r...'.. 

Coolev, Timothy H Four. 

Cooley, Charles V Four, 11.3.5,5.1. 

Cooley, Willis P Four, II. 3.5.5.2. 

Cooley, Nona V Four, II.3.5.5.3. 

Corbns, Eliza Reevi s Four. V.I. 

Corhus, Samuel Four. 

(^orhus, Marv .1 Four, V. 1.1. 

Corhus, Thankful Four, V.1.2. 

Corbus, John Four, V.1.3. 

Corluis, Margaret Four, A'^.1.4. 

tNirbus, T'aniel Four, V.L5. 

Corbus, Jesse Four, V.l.'^ 

<'orbus, Elizabeth Four. V.1.7. 



Crawford, Eliza Steen Four, IV. 5. 

Crawford, David Four. 

Crawford, John Four, IV. 5.1. 

Crawford, James Four. IV. 5. 2. 

Crawford, Sophia Branch Pour. 

Crawford, ^largaret Four, IV. 5. 4. 

Crawford, David Four, IV.5 5. 

Cr.-nvford, Joseph Four, IV.5.G. 

Cross, Margaret Shurlock Four, III. 6.7. 3. 

Cross, Charles W Pour. 

Davis, Belle McHugh Four, IIL2.1. 

Davis, Jonathan Four. 

Davis, Snvah A Four, IIL2.1.L 

Davis, Edward Four, HI. 2. 1.3. 

Davis, .\manda Pour, III. 2. 1.4. 

Davis. Zail Four, III.2.L5. 

DeWitt, Ella Davis Four, HI. 2.1. (i. 

Diikson, Eliza J. Craw'ford. . . . Four, IV. 5. 3. 
r>ickson, Samuel M Four. 

Franks, Harriet J. Lindsey , . . .Four, II.7 4. 

Franks, Ezekiel Four. 

Frazier, Isabel J. Owre.v Four, III.3.3. 

Frazier, John Four. 

Eye, Mary E. Long Four, HI. 0.1.1. 

Fve, David Four. 

Fye, Reuben F Four, 111,0.1.1.1, 

F.Ve, Jennie Brown Foui'. 

Fye, Samuel T . Four, III.6.1.1.2. 

Fve, TjUinia Sigler Four. 

Fve. Mary J Four, III.O.l. 1.3. 

Fve, Willis H Four, HI. 0.1.1. .i. 

Fve, John S Four. HI. 0.1. 1.0. 

Fve, Maud M Pcmr, III.O.l .1.7. 

Fve, Alice S Four, IH.O.l.l.S. 

Fye, Elmer Four, HI. 6.1. 1.9. 

Garrett, Margaret J. Owrey . ...Four, HI. 3.0. 

Garrett. Fliilo D Four. 

Gow, Mary A. Owrey Four, HI. 3.1. 

(i(>\\. John Four. 

(Jow, John Four, HI. 3.1.1. 

Gow, Isabel Four, III.3.1.2. 



Hi|)i)le. Esther Roe 



.Four, V. 



Hil)pli>. Henry Four. 

Hii)p!e. James Four, V.5.1. 

Hi])pie. AYilliam Pour, V.5.2. 

Hii)ple, Margaret Four, V.5.3. 

Hijiiilc. Thankfiil Four, V.5.4 

Ilddgts, Lucy A. Steen Four, III.10.3. 

Hodges, Aljihens Four. 

Hodges. Arthur V Four, HLIO.3.1. 

Hodges, Laura .AI Four, III.10.3.2. 

Ilddgos. Ralph A Four. III.10.3.3 

Ilodi.'-es. Alice ii Pour. 1 11.10. 3.4. 

Hodaes, John P F(nir. III.10.3.r«. 

Hodges, ]\Iyra L Four, IILIO.3.0. 

Jolmson, ^lary Belle Ball Four, HI. 7.9. 

Johnson, Alletta C Four. 

Johnson, Jos(>ph H Four, 111,7.9.1. 

Kirgan, Ida McKugh Four, HI. 2. 0.1. 

Kirgan, F. M Pou'-. 

Kirgan, Edna R Pour, III.2. 0.1.1. 

Kirgan, Bertha Pour, III. 2.6.1. 2. 



L'pdsey. Jane Steen Four. 11.7. 

Liudsev, William Pou;-. 



GHXERAL TNDKX. 



543 



JJiKlsey. Lucy Four, II. 7.1. 

LiucLsey, Julia Four, II. 7.2. 

Liudsoy, Mary A Four. II. 7.;"). 

Liud.sey, Wllliard W Four, II. 7.7. 

Liudse.v. Auna J Four. 

Lindsey, ALson Four, II. 7.7.1 . 

Jjindsey. Orville E Four, II. 7.8. 

Liudscy, Nora Molter Four. 

Lindsey, Walter S Four, II. 7.8.1. 

Loujr, Mar.y J. Ovvrey Four, III.O.l. 

Long, Samuel Four. 

McAulis, Elizabeth Shurlock.Four. III. 6.7.1. 

McAulis. Robert Four 

MoDauel. Sarah A. Fye Four. III. 6.1.1. 4. 

McDauol, William Fou r. 

McCord, Jane Davis Four, III. 2.1.2. 

TVIeElroy, Ellen M. Mitchell. .Four, III. 7.2.2. 

McElro.v, Harry P Four. 

McElroy, Mars:uerite P Four, III. 7.2. 2.1. 

McElroy, Marjorie S Four, III. 7. 2.2.2. 

McElroy, Myron M Four, III. 7.2.2.3. 

McElroy, Harry K Four. III. 7.2.2.4. 

INIcHuffh, Ann C. Steen Four, III. 2. 

McHu u'h, Michael Four. 

McHuffh, Ann Four. III. 2.4. 

McHngh. Ellen Four. III. 2.5. 

McHugh. Edward Four, III.2.G. 

McHugh, Ann Lieurance Four. 

McHugh, IMarv E. Shafer Four. 

McHugh, Edward R Four, III. 2.6.2. 

McHuirh, Bertha Williams Four. 

MoHugh, Mary Emilv Four. III. 2.5.3. 

McHugh. Anna M Four, IIL2.5.4.1. 

McHugh, Augustine E Four, III. 2.5.4.2. 

McHugh, Amos O Four. III. 2.5. 4.3. 

McHugh. Frank O Four, III.2.6.3. 

McHugh, Carey W Four, III.2.6.4. 

McMurry, Katie M. Ball Four, IIL7.7.6. 

McMun-y. George Four. 

McNees. Maria Steon Four, III.2. 

McNeos. Eli Four. 

McNees. Everette H Four, III. 2.1. 

Madden. Juliet Steen Four, II. 6. 

Madden. William Pour. 

Madden, Mary A Four, II.6.1. 

Madden. Lucv J Four, II. 6.2 

Madden, Phiiander W Four, II. 6.4, 

Madden. Juliet C Four, II.6.5 

Madden, Harriet Four, 11.6.6. 

Mahan, Almedia Lindse.v Four, II. 7.3. 

Mahan, Thomas R Four 

Mahan, Hettie D. Owrey Four, III.3.7. 

Mahan. Edward Four. 

Main, Margaret J. Nye Four. III. 3.1. 7. 

Main. M Four. 

Martin, Sarah E. Steen Four, II. 3.7. 

Martin, Thomas F Four. 

Martin, Harry Four, II. 3.7.1. 

ISIartin. Rul)y F Four, II. .3.7.2 

]\Iay. Hannah Reeves Four, V.7.6. 

May. James M Pour. 

Mav. Pharles R Four. V. 7.6.1. 

May. John W Four. V. 7.6.2. 

Miller, Jessie C. Dickson Four. IV.5.3.2 

Miller, Norman R Four. 

Miller, Sarah M. Mitchell. ...Four. III. 7.2.1. 

Miller. Mvron M Four. 

Miller. Rollin Steen Four. HI. 7. 2. 1.1. 

Miller, Samuel M Four, I IT. 7.2. 1.2. 

Aliller. James M Four, III. 7.2.1.3. 

May, James M Four, V. 7.6.3 

May, Grace Four. V.7.6.4. 

l\tav, Arthur L Four, V.7.6..-.- 

IViav, Marjory Four, V.7.6 6. 



Merriman, Mary A. Reeves. .. .P^our. V. 7.2. 

Merrimau, J. F Four. 

Merriman, Susan Four, V.7.2.l! 

Merriman. Jessie H Four, V.7.2.2. 

Merriman, Harry W Four, V.7.2.3. 

Merriman. Ethel N Four, V. 7. 2. 4. 

Mitchell. Harriet Steen Four, 11. .5. 

Mitchell, John Four 

Mitchell, Martin Four, II. 5.1. 

-Mitchell. Catherine Massman Four 

Mitchell, Nettie J Four, II.5.1.l! 

Mitchell. Delia F Four, II. 5.1.2 

Mitchell. Mary J Four, II. 5.3. 

Mitchell, Smith Four, II. 5.4. 

Mitchell, Harriet M Four, II 5 .5 

Mitchell, Juliet Four, II. 5.6. 

Mitchell, John C Four, II.5.7. 

Mitchell. JOliz.i Steen Four, ni!7! 

Mitchell. James C Four. 

Mitchell, William I'our, III. 7.1. 

Mitchell. John Steen 111.7 2 

Mitchell. Margaret Luse Four. 

Mitchell, James C Four, III. 7.2.3. 

Mitchell, Lottie Barbour Four. 

Mitchell. John T Fmir. III. 7.2.3.1. 

Mitchell, Myron M Fnur. III.7.2.3.2 

Mitchell. Alice M Four. III.7.2.3!3! 

Mitchell, William M Four. III. 7. 2.3.4. 

Mitchell, James M Four. III.7.2.3..5. 

Mitchell, Donna C Four. 111.7.2.3.6. 

Mitcliell, Sarah Four, III. 7.3. 

Mitchell. Annie Four, III. 7.4. 

Myers, Olive D. Lindsey Four. II. 7.6. 

jNIyers, Reed W Four. 

Myers, Charles E Four, II. 7.6.1. 

Myers, Mary Steen Four, II. 7.6.2. 

Nair, Ada E. Reeves Four, V.7.3. 

Nair, H. W Four. 

Nair, H. W., Jr Four. V.7.,3.1. 

Nair. Frank M Four, V.7.3. 2. 

Nye, Mary A. Owrey Four. III. 3.1 

Nye, Pernina Four, III. .3.1.3. 

Nye, Dan Four, III. 3.1.4. 

Nye, George A Pour, III. 3. 1.5. 

Nye. Reiiecca Duncan Four. 

Nye, Natlianiel Four. III.3.1.6. 

Nye. Maria Fowler Four. 

Nye, Alvin L Four, III.3.1.S. 

N.ve, Florence Marshall Four. 

N,ve. James M Four, III. 3.1.9. 

Nye, Thomas Four, III. 3.1.10. 

N.ve. Carrie Cornevick Four. 

Nye, Martin Four. IIL3.1.11. 

Nye, M. Newton Four. 

Owrey, Jane T. Steen Four, TII.3. 

Owrev. George Four. 

Owrey, John H Four. III. 3.2. 

Owrey. James M Four, III.3.4. 

< >wrev, Elizabeth Wat.son Four. 

Owrey, Martin V. B Four. III. 3..5. 

Owrev, Rachel Mielc Four. 

Owrey, Cassie C Four. III.3.8. 

Owrey, Esther Steen Four, III. 6. 

Owrev, Henry Four. 

Owrey, Adam Four, III. 6.2. 

Owrev, Clara Gibson Four. 

Owrey, Ann E Four. III.6..3. 

Om rev. M. Steen Four. III.6.4. 

Owrev, Joseph B Four. III. 6.6. 

Owrev, John C Four. III.6.,st. 

Owrey, Charles H Four, III. 6.0. 

Owrev, Margaret Robinson Four. 

Owre.v. Joseph E Four, III. 6.9.1. 



544 



BIOGRAPHY or THE STKEN FAMILY. 



Owrev, Willi.un O Four, III. 0.9.2 

Owre'y, Aiidrcw (4 Four. III. (5.0.:^. 

Owrev, Mal.vl (' Four, III. 0.0.4. 

Owrov, l{i<liar(l Four, 111.0.9..^. 

Owrey. Sarali .1 Four, Ill.fi.9.6. 

Owrev. Utuxla B Four, III.(!.9.7. 

Owrey, Fannie M l';',"n'. 1 J, V|;9-^ 

Owrev. AVilliam O tour. III. 6.10. 

Owrey, Nellie Messheiuer Four. 

Parks, INlary Steen Four. II. 2. 

Parks, James • K^^^- 

Parks, Mary J Four, II.2.1. 

Parks, Sarah A J^*''""' JJ-^-^ 

Parks, Samuel T Four, 11.2.8. 

Parks, Nancv Lindsey 1* our. 

Parks, Kate Four. n.2.j^.l. 

Parks, John M Four, 1 1.2.4. 

Parks, Isaac N Four II. 2.5. 

Parks. Maria L. Steen Four, III.8.2. 

Parks, Richard A • v,^"-,"^' 

Pearson, Mary W. Steen Four, HI. 1.1. 

Pearsan. Clement Four. 

Porter, Mvra L. Steen Four, III. 10.1. 

Porter, John S • ■ • • •Four. 

Porter, Charles R tour. III. 10.1.1. 

Porter, John F Four, III. 10.1.:]. 

Porter. Vernon H Four, III. 10.1.4. 

Porter. Geori;e Four. III. 10.1.2. 

Porter, Robert A Fou". III. 10.1. o. 

Potter. Martha L. Steen Four. II.4..3.3 

Potter, T. H Four. 

Reeves, Margaret Steen Four, V. 

Reeves, Daniel ^Q}^\' 

Reeves, Joseph Four. V.4. 

Reeves, Sarah McGahoy Four. 

Reeves, Mary J Four. V.4.1. 

Reeves, Elizabeth ^ our. V.4.2. 

Reeves, Margaret Four, V.4.3. 

Reeves, John B Four. V.4.4. 

Reeves, James J Four. V.4.o. 

Reeves, Matthew Four. V.O. 

Reeves, John Fonr.V.7. 

Reeves, Cvnthia Murphy Four. 

Reeves. Daniel F Four. V.7.1. 

Reeves, Marv E. Smith Four. 

Reeves, William H Four, V.7.4. 

Reever-. John C. F Four, V.7..5. 

Reeves, John T Four. V.7.S. 

Reeves, Lulu N. Knisht Four. 

Reeves, Jacob H Four. V.7.10. 

Reeves, Henry T Four. V.S. 

Reeves, Sarah J. Haines Four. 

Reeves, Harrv W Four. V.8.1. 

Reeves, Martha J Four. V.8.2. 

Reeves, Walter Four. V.8..'i. 

Reeves. Romulus L. B Four. V.8.4 

Reeves, Albert Four. V.8.5. 

Remlev, Anna C. McHugh. .Four. III. 2.0.4. 

Remle'v. William R Four. 

Robb, Laura F. Steen Four. III. 1.7.4 

llobb. W. S Four. 

Roberts, Jane McHugh Four, III.2.2. 

Roberts, Edward Four. 

Roberts, Edward McHugh. .Four. III.2.2 1. 

Roberts. Marie Four, IIL2.2.1.1. 

Roberts. Harry Four. IIL2.2.1.2. 

Robinson, Juliet S. Madden Four, 11.6.7. 

Robinson. Stewart Four. 

Robinson. Sarah F Four. II. 6.7.1. 

Robinson, Nevada Four, II. 6.7.2. 

Scarratt. Elizabeth ■McHugh . .Four, IIT.2.3. 
Scarratt, Thomas Four. 



Scarratt. Clara Four, III.2.3.1. 

Scarratt, Laura Four, III. 2.3.2.. 

Sebree. Sarah Steen Four, II. 3. 4. 

Sebreo, John H Foui'. 

Sebree, William A Four, II. 3.4.1.. 

Sebree. Uriah M Four, II. 3. 4.2. 

Sebree, Mary E Four, 11.3.4.:!. 

Sebree, George W Four, 11.3.4.4. 

Sebree, John E Four, 1 1. 3. 4..'). 

Sebree. Henry G B^our, I1.3.4.(i. 

Sebree, Maud M Four, 11.3.4.7. 

Sebree, Julia A Four. 11.3. 4. S. 

Sebree, Letitia J Four. 11.3.4,9. 

Sebree, Sarah Four. II.:{.4.10. 

Sebree, Charles W Four. 11.3.4.11. 

Shurlock, Matilda A. Owrey. . .Four, III. 0.7. 

Shurlock, William T Four.. 

Shurlock, Sarah L Four, III. 6. 7. 2. 

Shurlock, Anna C Four, III. 6.7.4. 

Shurlock, William S Four, III.6.7..5. 

Shurlock, Thomas Four, III. 6.7.6. 

Shurlock, Charles P Four. III. 6.7. 7. 

Shurlock, Ethel C Four, IIL6.7.S. 

Snyder, Alice J. Dickson. .. .Four, IV. .5. 3.1. 

Snyder, Elmer C Four. 

Snyder, Ralph D Four, 1V.0.3.1.L 

Snyder, Sylvia E Four, IV.5..S.1.2. 

Steen, Matthew Four. 

Steen. Jaue Taylor Fou v. 

Steen, Esther Four. I. 

Steen, Matthew T Four. II. 

Steen, Mary Mitchell Four. 

Steen, Juliet Four, II. 1. 

Steen, Matthew M Four. II. 3. 

Steen, Marv Buchanan Pour. 

Steen, Marv Four. 11.3.1. 

Steen, Matthew T Four, II. 3.2.. 

Steen, Arminda Colbert Four. 

Steen. Mary L Four, 11.3.2.1. 

Steen, John M Four, II.3.2.2. 

Steen, Kiltie Ostrum Four. 

Steen. Vada Four, 11.3.2.2.1. 

Steen. Alpha Four, 1 1.3.2.2.2. 

Steeu. Matthew Four. 11.3.2.2.:^. 

Steen, Ola Four; 1 1.3.2.2.4.. 

Steen, Elvis ,Four. IT. 3.2.2.-5. 

Steen, Guernsey Four, II..3.2.2.6. 

Steen, Matthew M Four, 11.3.2.3. 

Steeu, Cora A Ostrum Four. 

Steen, Ivy Four, II..3.2.3.1. 

Steen, Nora Four, II. 3.2.3. 3. 

Steen. AVilbur Four, II.3.2..3.4. 

Steen, Flora Four, II. 3.2. .3.5.. 

Steen, Joseph W Four, II.3.2.4. 

Steen. (Jilbert W Four. II. 3.2.5. 

Steen, .\nna J Four. II.3.2.(i. 

Steen. Arminda F Four. II.3.2.S. 

Steen, .Alfred J Four. II.3.9. 

Steen. Walter B Four, II. 3.3. 

Steen. John AV Four. II. 3.5. 

Steen. Marv Snedigar Four. 

Steen, John W Four, I1..3.5.2. 

Steen, Margaret A. Lippe Four. 

Steen. Luella A Four, II. .3.5.3. 

Steen. W.Trren M Four. II. 3. 5. 4. 

Steen, Willis O Four. II.3.5.0. 

Steen, Isaac B Four, II. 3. 6. 

Steen, Gilbert Four, II.3.7. 

SteeTi, Cassandra Collins Four. 

Steen, Albeon. Four, II. 3. 7.1. 

Steen, Pearl Myers Four. 

Steen. Emma Four. II. 3.7. 2. 

Steen. Carrie A Four, II. 3. 7. 3. 

Steeu. John M Four, II.3.7.4. 

Steeu. John T Four, II. 4.. 



GUNHRAL 1NDI;X. 



545 



Srer-n, Xaiifj- Crawford Fou-. 

Stefan, David Four, 1 1.4.1. 

Steeii. Josie Batte.v Fou ■. 

Sreeu. Ali)lia C Four. II. 4. 1.1. 

.Stccu. Arthur I) Four, II. 4.1. 2. 

Stffii, Alk'f Four. 11.4.1.:^. 

Stecii. Kohert Four, 11.4.;!. 

Sti'Pu, Sarah A. McDowell Four. 

8toea, Viola A Four, II. 4.3 1. 

Steou, Kt?ul)en A Four, II. 4. .3.1!. 

Sreeu, Luciuda Four, II. 4.3. 4. 

Steeu, Charlotte Four, II. 4. 3. 5. 

Steen, Janette Four, II. 4.3.6. 

Steen, Emma E Four, II. 4.3.7 

Steeu, Mabel Four, II.4.3.S. 

Steen, Clara Four. II. 4.3.9. 

Steen, James F Four, 1 1.4.4 

Steen, Jonathan. Four, II. 4. .5. 

Steeu, John M Four, II. 4.0. 

Steen, John Four, III. 

Steen, Anna McDole Cummins Four. 

Steen, Catherine Barnes Four. 

Steeu, Matthew Four, III.l. 

Steen, Elizabeth Galbraith Four. 

Steen, Samuel G Four, III. 1.2. 

Steen, John A Four, III.1.4. 

Steen, James S Four, 111.1.6. 

Steen, Josephine Ramsay Four. 

Steen, Erasmus D Four, III. 1.7. 

Steen, Martha Fair Four. 

Steen, Ernest P Four, III. 1.7.1. 

Steen, Jennie Peyton Four. 

Steen, Nellie F Four, III. 1.7.3. 

Steen, Daniel R Four, III. 1.8. 

Steen, John C Four, III. 4. 

Steen, Margaret Four, III. .5. 

Steen, Hugh B Four, III. 8. 

Steen, Ann Johnston Four. 

Steen, William J Four, III. 8.1. 

Steen, Luov A. Parker Four. 

Steen, TOdgar P Four, III. 8.1.1. 

Steen, William L Four, III.8.1.2. 

Steen, Anna C Four, III.8.3. 

Steen. John W Four, III.8.4. 

Steen, Ida M. Parker Four. 

Steen, Elizabeth E Four, III. 8.5. 

Steen, Robert L Four. III. 8.6. 

Steen. H. Craig Four, III. 8.7. 

Steen, Sara Mvers Four. 

Steen. Alice C Four. III. 8.7.1. 

Steen, Mary E Four. Til. 8.7. 2. 

Steen, Helen M Four, III.8.7.3. 

Steen, Elta May Four, III. 8. 7.4. 

Steen, Andrew J Four. III. 8.8. 

Steen, Ida M. Roland Four. 

Steen, Richard A Four. III. 8.8.1. 

Steen, Samuel Four, III 9. 

Steen, Robert L Four, III. 10. 

Steen, Mnry J. Bunting Foui-. 

Steen, Nancy B. Barr Four. 

Steefn, Elizabeth D. McQuiston Four. 



Stcew, Uolicrt A Four. III. 10.2. 

-^leen. Clara A. Dillon Four. 

Steen, Sarah A Fcuir, III. 10.2.1. 

Steen, Walter S Four, III. 10.2.2. 

Steen, Charles H. C Four, III. 10.4. 

Steeu. Mary A. Hanna Four. 

Steen, William C Four, 1 11.10.4.1. 

Steen, Henry S Four, III. 10.4.2. 

Steen, Lewis M Four, III. 10 5. 

Steen, Ida M. Baxter Fouv. 

Steen, Hattie M Four, III. 10.5.1. 

Steen, Lena A Four. III.1(I..').2. 

Steen, John E Four, III. 10.5.3. 

Steen, T. Mamie Four, III. 10.5.4. 

Steen, John N Four, III. lO.G. 

Steen, Cordelia Pasley Four. 

Steen, Charles J Four, III. 10.6.1. 

Steen, Vernon B Four, III 10 7 

Steen, Minta E. Powell Four 

Steen, Hattie H Four, III. 10.8. 

Steen, George B Four, III.10.9. 

Steen, Mara L Four, III. 12. 

Steen, Joseph Four, I v! 

Steen, Elizabeth Four! 

Steen, Jane Four, I V.l. 

Steen, James Four' I v!2! 

Steen, Elizabeth C Pour 

Steen, Frank Four, I V.2.l! 

Steen, Joseph Four, IV.2.2. 

Steen, John , Four, IV.3. 

Steen, Elizabeth Campbell Four. 

Steen, Mariah Four, IV.3.1. 

Steen, Eliza J Four, IV.3.2. 

Steen, Matthew Four, IV.4. 

Steen,. Anna Parks Four! 

Steen, Taylor Four, IV.4.1. 

Steen, Samuel Four, IV. 4. 2. 

Steen, Sarah A Four, IV.4!3! 

Steen, L»aniel L Four, 1V.4!4! 

Thompson, Mary M. Steen. .Four, III.1.7.2. 

Thompson, Morton W Four. 

Thornton, Lottie McHugh. . . .Four, III.2.7! 

Thornton, William Four. 

Thornton, Edward Four, III.2.7.l! 

Whitla, Mary J. Reeves Four, V.2. 

Whitla, David Four. 

Whitla, William H Four, V.2.l! 

Whitla, Joseph Four, V.2.2. 

Whitla, Elizabeth Four, V.2!3. 

Whitla. Amanda Four, V.2.4. 

Whitla, Esther Four, V.2.5. 

Whitla, Margaret A Four, V.2.6. 

Whitla, Henry Four, V.2.7. 

Whitla. John Pour, V.2.8! 

Whitla. Henry It B^'our. V.2.9. 

Wisener, Addie G. Reeves. .. .Four, V.7.1.1. 

Wisener, Mark Four. 

Wi.sener, Hazel Four, V.7.1.1.1. 

Wisener, Harry Four, V.7.1.1. 2. 



BOOK FIVE. 



Fletcher, Margaret S. Martin. Five, IL2.2.2. 

Gill, Rachel M. Steen ...Five, II.3 

Gill, Jonathan Five. 

Gill. Jane Five, II.3.1. 

Gill, Amanda Five, II.3.2. 

Gill, Elvira Five, II.3.3. 

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Grant, Agnes Steen Five, 1.7.5. 

Grant, David Five. 

Henry, Mary S. Steen Five, Il.l.t. 

Henry .T. Addison Five. 

Henry, Margaret Steen f^ive. 11.1,1.1. 

Henry. Catherine Five, II. 1.1. 2. 



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BIOGRAPHY OF THE STEEN FAMILY. 



Johnson, Mai tha Steen Five. ITT. 

Johnson, David • • • ■ Fne. 

Johnson, Joseph t '^'''; A ,!• 

Johnson, Five, III. 1.1 

Kerr, Anna J Five, 11.2.0. 

KeiT, Alexander Five. 

Kerr, Samuel Five, II.2.6.2. 

Kerr, Samuel T Five, II.2.6.8. 

Kerr, Caroline M. Damon Five. 

Kerr, Ellen C Five, II. 2.6.3.1. 

Kerr, Carlotta T. D. B Five, III.2.6.3.2. 

Kerr, Anna J Five, II.2.6.3.3. 

Kerr, Alexander Five, II. 2.6.3.4. 

Kerr, Alexander M Five, II. 2.6.4. 

Martin, Kllen Steen Five, II.2. 

Martin, William Five. 

Martin, Alexander Five, II. 2.1. 

Martin, Robert S Five, II.2.2. 

Martin, William Five, II.2.3. 

Martin, John Five, II. 2.4. 

Martin, James Steen Five. II.2.5. 

Martin, R. Steen Five, II.2.5.2. 

Martin, Robert Steen Five, II. 2.5.1.2. 

Martin, Margaret S Five, II.2.5.2. 

Martin, Jean B Five, II.2.5.3. 

Martin, Ellen S Five, II. 2. 5.4. 

Martin, Mary Ritchie Five. 

Martin, James S Five, II. 2.2.1. 

Martin. Ellen S Five, II. 2.2.3. 

Martin, Annie Five, II. 2.2. 4. 

Martin, Rosalie Halsey Five. 

Martin, Robert H Five, II.2.3.1. 

Martin. Margaret J Five, II.2.3.2. 

Martin, Susan Goldey Five. 

Martin, Mary G. Lippincott Five. 

Martin, Thomas H Five, II. 2.5.1. 

Martin. Kate T. Elder Five. 

Martin, Kate Van Syckle Five. 

Martin, Cvrena V Five. II. 2.5.2.1. 

Martin. Joseph V .Five. II. 2.5. 2.2. 

Martin. R. Steen. Jr Five. II. 2.5.2.3. 

Martin. p:iiza S Five. II.2.5..">. 

Martin, James R Five, 4.2.5.6. 

Martin. Margaret S Five, II. 2.5.7. 

Martin, Martha Five, II.2.8. 

Martin, Ann J Five. II.2.C. 

McCullagh, Ellen Steen Kerr.. Five, II. 2.6.1. 



MoCullagh. Archibald Five. 

McCullaugh, Alexander K. ..Five, II. 2.6.1.1. 

McCullagh, CorneUa E. Piatt. Five. 

McCullagh, Helen Five, II.2.6.1.1.1. 

McCullagh. Archibald Five, 11.2.6.1.2. 

McCullagh, Samuel K Five, II. 2.6.1.3. 

McCullagh. Martin K Five, 11.2.6.1.4. 

McCullagh. Anna K Five, II. 2.6.1.5. 

McCullagh, Ellen K Five, II. 2.6.1.6. 

Steen, James Five. 

Steen, Rachel Moore Five. 

Steen, Richard Five. I. 

Steen. Flora Shields Five. 

Steen, Robert Five, I.l. 

Steen. VMen Five, 1.2. 

Steen. Samuel Five, T.3. 

Steen, John Five, 1.4. 

Steen, Martha J Five, 1.5. 

Steen, Richard Five, I.O. 

Steen. Joseph J Five, 1.7. 

Steen, Sarah McHartney Five. 

Steen. Robert Five, 1.7.1. 

Steen, Mary Five, 1.7.2. 

Steen, James E .Five, 1.7.3. 

Steen, Annie C. Rogerson Five. 

Steen. Charles J Five, 1.7.3.1. 

Steen. Eliza M Five, 1.7.4. 

Steen, John Five. II. 

Steen, Katherine Cartney Five. 

Steen, Robert Five. V.l. 

Steen. Margaret R. McAdam Five. 

Steen, Jolin G Five, II. 1.2. 

Steen. A. Lizzie Fulton Five. 

Steen, Margaret S Five. II.l. 2.1. 

Steen. William S Five, II.1.3. 

Steen. Ellen E. Hallock Five. 

Steen, Robert S Five, II.1.3.1. 

Steen. John P] Five. II.1.3.2. 

Steen. Roliert Five, II.1.4. 

Steen. Robert J. S Five, II.1.5. 

Steen, Jessie Davis Five. 

Steen. George J Five, II.l. 6. 

.Steen, Katherine Service Five. II. 1.7. 

Steen Five, 11.4. 

Steen, John Five, II. 5. 

Steen, Lettie Campbell Five. 

Taylor, Annie Steen Five, 11.7.. 

Taylor. .John Five. 



BOOK SIX, 



Allen, Nancy H. Steen Six, V.2. 

Allen, John C Six. 

Allen, Henrv A Six, V.2.1. 

Allen, Lillian Carr Six. 

Allen, Helen A Six, V. 2.1.1. 

Allen. Nancy V Six, V.2.1.2. 

Allen, Jav C Six. V.2.1.3. 

Allen, Albert H Six. V.2.1.4. 

Allen, Harriet L Six, V.2.3. 

Allen, George G Six, V.2.5. 

Allen, Adda Finch Six. 

Allen. Geneva Six. V.2.5.1. 

Allen, John E Six, V.2.7. 

Allen, Robert W Six, V.2.9. 

Barnhart. Harriet Steen • Six, II.2. 

Braden, Letitia L. Henderson Six, 1.6.6. 

Braden, George Six. 

Coolc, Lydia J. Allen Six, V.2.2. 



Cooli, John A Six. 

Cook, Raymond Six, V.2.2.1. 

Dearth, Sarah A. Steen Six, V.5. 

Dearth, William Six. 

Dearth, John W Six, V.r).L 

Foresman. Jane Peters Six, VI. 1. 

Foresman. William Six. 

Foresman. Charles A Six, VI.1.1. 

Foresman, Robert B Six, VI.1.2. 

Foresman, William Six, VI.1.3. 

Foresman, Marcus F Six, VI.1.4. 

Foresman. Harvey Six. VI.1.5. 

Garris. Margaret J. Henderson Six. 1.8. 

Garris, Joseph Six. 

Henderson. Letitia H. Steen Six. I. 

Henderson. Amos Six. 

Henderson. Ann A Six. I.l_ 



GENJvRAL INDEX. 



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Henderson, John F Six, 1.3. 

Henderson, Cynthia A. Whitson Six. 

Henderson, Many E Six, 1.3.1. 

Henderson, Generous L Six, 1.3. li. 

Henderson, John O Six, 1.3.'!. 

Henderson, Howard E Six, I.3.J. 

Henderson. Ernest B Six, 1.3.."i. 

Henderson, Ernest L Six, 1.3.<i. 

Henderson, William F Six, 1.3.7. 

Henderson, George F Six, 1.4. 

Henderson, Amos C Six, I.O. 

Henderson, Anna E. Glick Six. 

Henderson, Ashbel W Six, 1.6.3. 

Henderson, Maud Cowdeu Six. 

Henderson, Anna H Six, 1.6.4. 

Henderson, Ida J Six, lA).r>. 

Henderson, Margaret li Six, 1.6.7. 

Henderson, Joseph O Six, 1.7. 

Henderson, Sarah A. Parks Six. 

Henderson, George H Six, 1.7. "J. 

Henderson, Dorlnda B Six, 1.7.3. 

Henderson, Adolphus Six, 1.7.4. 

Henderson, Electa Six, 1.7.5. 

Henderson, Charles A Six, 1.7.6. 

Henderson, Otto Six, 1.7.7. 

Hyer, Jessie L. Steen Six, II. 1.2. 

Hyer, Charles A Six. 

Hver, Frederick Steen Six, II. 1.2.1. 

Hyer, Martha L Six, II. 1.2.2. 

Kelley, Jemima A. Allen Six, V.2.4. 

Kelley, Dennis M Six. 

Kenyon, Eliza Steen Six, II. 3. 

Kenyon, Daniel H Six. 

Kenyon, Martha J Six, II. 3.1. 

Kenyon, Jessie M Six, II. 3.2. 

Kenyon, George A Six, II. 3.3 

Kenyon, Joseph H Six, II. 3.4. 

Kenyon, John D Six, II. 3.5. 

Kenyon, Mary E Six, II. .3.6. 

Kenyon, Cidna E Six, II. 3.7. 

Kenyon, Charles M Six, II. 3.8. 

Kenvon, Daniel H Six, II. 3.9. 

Kenyon, Clara Six, II. 3.10. 

Kenyon, Frederick A Six, II. 3.11. 

Kenyon, James L Six, II. 3. 12. 

Kenvon, Frank Steen Six, II. 3.13. 

Ken\on, Estella H Six, II. 3.14. 

Kyger, Aldora A. Henderson Six, 1.6.2. 

Kyger. William Six. 

Lamson, Anna L. McCoy Six, 1.2.6. 

MeClintiek. Asnes W. Steen Six, III. 

Mc'Cliiitick. Hugh :M Six. 

McClintick. Ann L Six, III. 1. 

McClintick. James Six, III. 2 

McClintick, George Steen Six, III. .3. 

McClintick, Hugh M Six. 111.5. 

McClintick, H. Morton. Six, III. (i. 

McClintick, Nancy J. Robinson Six. 

McClintick. Laura Winkle Six. 

McClintick, George W S^x. I II.(i.1. 

McClintick, Sarah L Six. III.(! 2 

AlcClintick, James H Six. III. 6.3. 

McClintick. Linda M Six. lll.6.t. 

McClintick, Joseph M : Six. III. (5.5. 

McClintick, Clarence C Six, III. 6. 6. 

McClintick, Alvin B Six. III. 6.7. 

McClintick, Joseph H Six. III. 7. 

:\IcCIintick, Agnes W Six, III. S. 

McClintick, Amzi W Six. III. in. 

McClain, Rachel Henderson Six, 1.2. 

McClain, John G Six. 

McClain, Joseph V. B Six, 1.2.1. 

McClain, Marv L Six, 1.2.2. 

McClain, Benjamin F Six, 1.2.3. 

McClain, Loui.sa Six, 1.2.4. 



McCoy, Rachel Henderson McClain. Six, 1.2. 

McCoy, Benjamin C Six. 

McCov, Margaret J Six, 1.2.5. 

McCoy. .Vmos II Six. 1.2.7. 

McCoy. Florence A Six. 1.2.8. 

McCoy, John C Six, 1.2.9. 

McClure, Ann E. Henderson Six. 1.5, 

Martin,